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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed May 24, 2017 3:51 am

Welcome back, Nyar. Missed you.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by sparks » Wed May 24, 2017 6:04 am

We'll have to keep tabs on this, Nyar. You know the penalties if any niceness should happen....
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Re: What have you been watching lately

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 24, 2017 12:23 pm

Nyar: Avatar please, so we know it's really you. 8)
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed May 24, 2017 2:29 pm

Maybe later
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Rob Lister » Wed May 24, 2017 5:26 pm

I think is avatar is appropriate. As is. He is questioning. Or questionable. Whichever.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Doctor X » Wed May 31, 2017 5:41 am

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:04 pm

Now watching "Fortitude". Set in Svalbard. Think Bruce is in it. Detailed plot, weird stuff, mystery, opening had a guy being eaten by a polar bear, so you know it's good. Stanley Tucci is in it. And this guy.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Grammatron » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:44 am

Started watching Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Put it on Netflix randomly and now I am on second season. Just a well done travelogue with sometimes emphasis on food.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by ed » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:53 am

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Sadly it jumped the shark last season and simply got worse this season. Could go into detail but suffice it to say that once you declare that every single character is a liar then one has built the machine that deus is in. Any plot twist can be "justified".

The Brits ended their version in 3 seasons and did so in a most satisfying manner. Wish we could do the same.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by ed » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:54 am

Pyrrho wrote:Now watching "Fortitude". Set in Svalbard. Think Bruce is in it. Detailed plot, weird stuff, mystery, opening had a guy being eaten by a polar bear, so you know it's good. Stanley Tucci is in it. And this guy.

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Watched a couple. Not bad, wife hates it, or at least is less than riveted by it.

Bruce plays the gay bartender I think.

Shit, can you imagine living in that place?
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by ed » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:00 am

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Interesting story. Well done, like an art directors movie, visually appealing that is.

If you can, don't read anything about it and try to stick thru episode one. WARNING: Gayness

It has Jim Broadbent in it and that makes it a good thing.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:08 pm

Orange is the new Black.

Don't judge. The previous seasons were pretty good. This one, centered around a riot that broke out in the previous season, not so much
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:14 pm

Anyone watching "The Good Place"? Probably my favorite show on network TV right now. The basic premise is this, this kind of humorously rude selfish sarcastic etc woman dies and (due to a mix up with another woman with the same name who is a philanthropist doctor) is admitted into "The Good Place", basically heaven. Hilarity ensues (no actually it does). I can't really say much more than that without giving away spoilers like...
Spoiler:
The end of the first season when she discovers there was no mistake at all and she is in a special part of "The Bad Place" where she and a few other people were selected to be tortured for eternity by getting on each others nerves and having to keep up the pretense that they belonged in "The Good Place"
I was unsure how they would keep the premise going for a second season, but the second season is even better. The latest episode produced my new favorite motivational saying. The characters were trying to figure out how to solve a problem and one of them, a character named Jason who is profoundly stupid, suggested Molotovs saying "Whenever I have a problem, I throw a molotov at it. And then I have a different problem"

It's a great show. I really recommend it.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Doctor X » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:25 pm

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by gnome » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:42 pm

I /LOVE/ "The Good Place".

Also been keeping up with Discovery and Orville.

Except no Orville in 2018.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by ed » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:43 pm

Episodes.

Funny/uneven

Probably a good take on hollywood
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:06 pm

Never even heard of it. Interesting
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by ed » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:15 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Episodes_(TV_series)

Worth a look. Give it a couple of episodes.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:44 am

Who here has watched the first two seasons of The Expanse? Apparently production is done on season 3 and it will air sometime this year, but they haven't said when yet.

I have been watching Discovery too, but personally I like The Expanse better. This week's Discovery finally had a semi-interesting plot development:
Spoiler:
Lorca has actually been his Terran counterpart the whole time! I always thought there was something not quite right about that guy. Also must mean that the Federation Lorca is out there somewhere.
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