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Discussion in 'TV, Music and Movies' started by Fin D, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    Watching the first season of The Good Place is just as enjoyable if not more enjoyable than watching through the first time.
     
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  2. ToddPhin

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    I couldn’t really get into it. But I also might have not given it enough time.
     
  3. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    I'm glad that I stuck with it. I might have quit after the first two or three episodes if I'd had much else I was interested in, but I felt it got much better the last 2/3 or so of the first season, and the first few of season two have been really good too. They've created a cool thing, and I hope that they're able to keep doing it.
     
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  4. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    Did you ever catch the show on Prime "Fortitude"? About the murders in a Norwegian settlement... Some really weird stuff.
     
  5. ToddPhin

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    Yeah it was ok. I thought Trapped was twice the quality though.
     
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    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    Cool, I'll check it out then.
     
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  7. ToddPhin

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    Flip a coin on either that or Dark first.
    Dark was pretty awesome. Upper echelon of shows as far as I'm concerned. Its cinematography and scenery are total candy for the eyes! Every shot is meticulously thought out and masterfully executed IMO.

    People try to compare it to Stranger Things for some reason, but it's not. The quality is the same..... but there's no overlap whatsoever.

    Don't read anything up on it in advance though, and definitely don't watch the preview (unless you're apprehensive about watching the series, b/c the trailer will definitely kick you in the ass).
     
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  8. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Watched episode 1 of Black Lightning. It is much more "adult" than the other CW super hero shows. Well, as adult you can get with a guy dressed in a lightning suit.

    While it is not perfect by any means, it is probably the best pilot episode of the CW TV Superhero shows. It has a very Luke Cage feel, and minus the lightning suit would feel at home on Netflix. Unlike Arrow, people got shot and there was blood.

    I hope it can keep up the quality the whole 13 episodes.
     
  9. ToddPhin

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    How many episodes does it take to get into Mad Men?
     
  10. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent Fighter of the Nightman

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    I just finished Dark. Holy ****ing ****. This show is amazing... Given the subject matter, plot, and the fact it's a foreign TV show, it can be confusing at times. It's not for people with short attention spans, that's for sure. But if you want a challenge, know that DARK delivers every episode.

    And I agree, the Stranger Things comparisons are ridiculous. There's the tiniest thread of similarity, but they're different animals entirely. I love Dark. I'm really hoping Netflix gives it a second season. It truly is the best thing I've seen from them so far (and I love Stranger Things). I put it on par with True Detective (season 1, of course). Which is really a better comparison, IMO.

    p.s. Tell me more about Trapped... we have similar taste in TV shows, and I've never heard of it before. Your recommendation has me curious.
     
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  11. ToddPhin

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    Trapped is up there with all the great scenery rich crime/mystery/dramas that look and feel like The Killing, Broadchurch, The Missing, Happy Valley, and Top of the Lake. Little slower paced like those but incredibly well done. You can actually watch the trailer w/o it giving anything away.


    Glad you enjoyed Dark. I thought it was f***ing brilliant in every possible regard. Total show for the senses. Can't wait for season 2 which I believe they said is renewed.


    Hey did you ever get into Startup? That's a bagful of guilty pleasure fun.
     
  12. Unlucky 13

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    I'm interested in the upcoming AP Bio, on NBC. Patton Oswalt is always terrific, and I liked Glen Howerton on The Mindy Project.
     
  13. ToddPhin

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    Did you ever see the movie Patton? Great flick!
     
  14. Unlucky 13

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    Sadly, yes. Watched it in history class in HS. Not my cup of tea.
     
  15. cuchulainn

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    Yes...

    May have to watch all 7 seasons. :shifty:
     
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  16. Claymore95

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    Netflix sci-fi series Altered Carbon starts this Friday, 2nd Feb. I've not read any of the books it's based on, but they're meant to be really good, so quite looking forward to checking the show out.
     
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  17. Unlucky 13

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    It looks really cool. If I had Netflix id certainly be checking it out.
     
  18. Boik14

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    Speaking of Luke Cage, I think they started filming in like August for Season 2 but can’t seem to find a release date anywhere :confused2:

    I know they’re keeping the same director and cast which is good.
     
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  19. ToddPhin

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    Finally getting around to watching Mad Men...... after having binged Good Girls Revolt the previous 3 days. I would say that anyone who enjoyed Mad Men would probably also very much enjoy Good Girls Revolt. It's a like a cross between Mad Men and The Newsroom. It's about female employees at News of the Week magazine trying to power through discrimination and sexism. Very well done. Strong acting. You really get attached to at least 2 of the 3 main protagonists.
     
  20. danmarino

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    Yeah...but are they hot?

    :chuckle:
     
  21. ToddPhin

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    yes. That's partly why you get attached to 2 of 'em.
     
  22. Unlucky 13

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    I attempted to watch several episodes of Mad Men at different points. Boring as Hell and I can't understand the draw. Nothing ever, ever happened. But I know that some people like that.
     
  23. vmarcilfan75

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    i surprisingly enjoyed Happy! (on SyFy). Thought it was a funny and wacky with its dark sense of humor.
    its not your average show. its based on a graphic novel and one of the creators wrote/directed Crank

    Christopher Meloni is a drunk former cop turned hitman who befriends his kidnapped daughter imaginary friend, a blue unicorn(Patton Oswald) on a mission to find her.
     
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  24. Unlucky 13

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    I've only seen a handful of episodes of Sunny, but the show must have had some connection to The Mindy Project (which I did watch while it was on Fox), because there were a bunch of actors that were on both shows.
     
  25. Ohio Fanatic

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    Only somewhat new, but since I was laid up for 3 days with a terrible stomach virus this weekend, I watched the last 7 episodes of the new Star Trek on CBS all access. REally thought the plot twists, acting and writing was top notch - one of the best single seasons from a sci-fi series I've seen in a long time.
     
  26. Unlucky 13

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    Not really about one show in particular, but I've had a gripe about reality shows for a long time. Of course, many of them are total trash, but my wife likes to watch a few where people with actual talent face off in a competition - cooking, making clothes, ect, and they can be impressive in what they're able to do in a short time.

    My issue is the format that they're always set up. One person wins and gets a special prize, a bunch don't win but stay on the show, and the one who's deemed to have been the worst that week is kicked off. The problem is that sometimes that one week is a horrible indication of how good or bad the people actually are at their work. With one of the cooking shows my wife is watching, a guy finished first in about 3/4 weeks, was clearly great at it, but then finished last when they had a weird thing that they had to do one week, and was booted. Makes no sense. And a lot of the time, people who aren't very good just kind of stick around because they finish in the bottom few but aren't the worst any given week.

    My preference would be that no one gets kicked off for the first third of the season or so. Give them points based on how they finish the challenge instead. For example, if there are eleven contestants, first place gets 10 points, second 9, and so on down to the bottom. After five episodes, then start eliminating people, and at that point have the people at the bottom be the ones in danger every week. This would keep the most talented people on the show for the longest time, which cannot be a bad thing, and would also still give the others a big incentive to win and up their point total to get away from the danger zone. And the people who get kicked off early would all have earned it.

    Then the last third of the season or so, when it gets down to four or five people left, everyone is in danger and can get kicked off for a bad week.
     
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    I haven't really liked Season 2 of Crashing. It doesn't have the same linear buildup of Season 1 with his wife. I didn't see the episode this past week though, maybe I'm missing something.
     
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    Not sure if it's been discussed already but Vice Principals was absolutely hilarious all the way through. Great two season miniseries with a coherent linear storyline that turns into a whodunit halfway through. If you like Eastbound and Down you'll like this.
     
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  29. Fin D

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    Altered Carbon.

    What a stupid piece of crap. So, so, so, so awful.

    Terrible acting. The main guy, the cop, the sister, the revolution leader and the police chief, all put on a clinic for some of the worst acting I've ever seen attached to a budget like that. Whether it was rote and monotone like the main guy, or the wrong inflections at the wrong times like the cop to the classically bad acting of the sister, whose performance was Tommy Wiseau-ian, the casting director should be run out of town. The resistance leader though...sigh...I'll give her credit, she pulled off a performance that was one note but also bat **** crazy. That's not a positive as she did it by saying every line and making every movement as if she was on the cusp of snapping into a Tom Cruise-esque Oprah appearance. Even solid actors, like James Purefoy, autpiloted their characters through this terrible script with less effort given to their day's work then a Walmart bathroom cleaner.

    The writing was in a word...dumb. The concept is actually good but the approach taken to building the world, moving the plot along and building to the climax are just wrought with cliches, deus ex machinas, inconsistent character motivations, unearned plot twists, an over reliance on nudity/sex and an overlong torture scene or two. In a world where they try to keep it grounded enough to have multiple technology versus religion debates, they have a living AI hotel that not only a cross between Alfred and Batman's super computer, but it also plays poker with other living AI hotels and living AI brothels.

    I mean my god.
     
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  30. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I loved it! I thought it was the right kind of stupid to be entertaining. It was like a higher budget CWTV show.
     
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    Thats too bad. I was looking forward to eventually seeing it. I'm not familiar with most of the cast, but Dichen Lachman, who plays Reileen, has been a supporting actress on Agents of Shield and Dollhouse, and did an ok job on those, so I was curious to see how she would be in a larger role. It looked really cool, but sometimes things are all flash and no substance.
     
  32. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I thought she was fine. No one is winning an Emmy on that show. Plus, she looks great naked.
     
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  33. Unlucky 13

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    LOL! She's not my type. When they would refer to her over and over as this amazing beauty on Dollhouse, I would just shrug.
     
  34. Fin D

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    I still think you need help for defending Gotham...soooooooooooo....I guess my opinion hasn't changed on that.:tongue:
     
  35. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I have never defended Gotham. I hate watched that show. Altered Carbon is about 1.5 million times better than Gotham.
     
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    :huh:

    IMO, she looks like a skinny 12 yr old boy whose parents were a horse and an elf. lol
     
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  37. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    You might want to see a psychologist about that.
     
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    LOL, skinny 12 year old elf is a good description :lol:
     
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  39. ToddPhin

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    You know how they say the screen adds 10 lbs?.... well it also decreases attractiveness by about 25%. There's a LOT of actresses who look average or normal on screen who look really good in person. If you actually saw Lachman in public, you'd probably think she was hot as s**t.

    I remember my roommate from college was at a modeling party in L.A., and he came back absolutely drooling over Natasha Henstrige who also happened to be there (this was shortly after 'Species' was released). Couldn't friggin' shut up about her!!! Said she was utterly the hottest thing he's ever seen in his life in person. On screen she looked hot, but you couldn't fully appreciate and gauge just how attractive she was unless you saw her in person.

    Immediately after college I worked at the Boca Raton Resort. One day I had the pleasure of escorting Marisa Tomei arm-in-arm from one side of the hotel to the other to find the coffee shop (she was cool as hell BTW). She looked between okay and cute on screen, but in person she was incredibly adorable, as in- her on screen looks weren't really my type, but in person I was easily attracted to her.
     
  40. ToddPhin

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    Peter Gallagher came in one day too. If I had to assess his looks based on his movies, I'd say he looked average, if not a bit goofy. When I saw him in person, he looked totally different. Female coworkers were nearly drooling over him.
     
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