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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby ed » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:05 am

Oh, on Netflix Fauda.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fauda
Israeli, dubbed but not badly done. Unattractive people, which I like. Not everyone is a model and these people look their parts.

Enjoyable, realistic. Not for Bruce, too intense.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:13 am

ed wrote:Oh, on Netflix Fauda.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fauda
Israeli, dubbed but not badly done. Unattractive people, which I like. Not everyone is a model and these people look their parts.

Enjoyable, realistic. Not for Bruce, too intense.


I also generally don't care for shows where everyone looks (and acts) like a Ken or Barbie doll. I'd rather have someone who can act than someone chosen only for their physical attractiveness.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:53 pm

Oh bloody hell, Benny Hill reruns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjYXDXLpG3M
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Nyarlathotep » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:06 pm

There are only 10 episodes, but I found Electric Dreams, an anthology of adaptions of Philip K Dick short stories to be pretty entertaining. As to be expected with any anthology series, the individual stories can vary greatly in quality, but I liked the vast majority of them. My favorite was "The Hoodmaker" about a future where a totalitarian government uses telepaths as to find political opponents, and someone invents a hood that will keep them out. Interesting stuff. The worst was "Crazy Diamond" which had Steve Buscemi in it and should, therefore, have been good. But if anyone knows what the hell was going on in that episode, please tell me, because I couldn't figure it out.

Any way, a good way to kill 10 hours or so.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Rob Lister » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:36 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
ed wrote:Oh, on Netflix Fauda.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fauda
Israeli, dubbed but not badly done. Unattractive people, which I like. Not everyone is a model and these people look their parts.

Enjoyable, realistic. Not for Bruce, too intense.


I also generally don't care for shows where everyone looks (and acts) like a Ken or Barbie doll. I'd rather have someone who can act than someone chosen only for their physical attractiveness.


First: This is a good damn show
I agree about Ken and Barbie.

The problem with dubbed movies and shows is that the folks doing the dubbing generally are not actors so it sounds flat and contrived. For this show it seems like they got the original actors to do their own dubbing. Maybe that's why the old [dubbed] Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Westerns were so good.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Bruce » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:13 am

ed wrote:Oh, on Netflix Fauda.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fauda
Israeli, dubbed but not badly done. Unattractive people, which I like. Not everyone is a model and these people look their parts.

Enjoyable, realistic. Not for Bruce, too intense.


I dunno, ed. Is it more intense than Breaking Bad? :P
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby ed » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:18 am

That was for girls.

Also The Bridge. The american version.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Bruce » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:23 am

I'm halfway through "The End of the F***ing world."

It's fucked up, but I can't stop watching.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_o ... *ing_World

Loved the gas station scene.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:16 am

Bruce wrote:I'm halfway through "The End of the F***ing world."

It's fucked up, but I can't stop watching.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_o ... *ing_World

Loved the gas station scene.


Is it more than a predictable "edgy" love story between two "misfit" emo kids who hate their shitty parents?

I started watching it, but I dunno. Halfway through the second episode I started thinking, you know I don't much care for either of these people. Also I thought I could see exactly where it was all leading. They'll have misadventures. They'll "grow" into better people. And they'll fall in love. Or maybe it's more like a Bonnie & Clyde story that will end tragically. Could go either way I suppose.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Grammatron » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:44 am

Watched Wind River on Netflix. A very well done slow burning murder mystery thriller set on a reservation in Wyoming. It' a depressing place but the land is very beautiful. Written and Directed by the same guy who wrote Sicario (and its upcoming Sequel) and Hell of High Water. If you enjoyed those films you should enjoy this one. Highly recommend it.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby ed » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:41 am

Watched Tin Star on NF.
meh. It was like a jigsaw puzzle put together wrong. Great case. Interesting story lines. Put together in a way that makes you wonder what they were smoking. Some of the "twists" are absolutely unbelievable.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby ed » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:00 am

Loved Rake, btw. They may be coming out with a new series. Addled fuckers in OZ wrote to me and told me to keep checking back. Clearly the blood is rushing to their heads.

Started Sneaky Pete (again) seems better now.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Nyarlathotep » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:30 pm

Altered Carbon is pretty good. A little confusing at times, but I appreciate the fact that it does a good job thinking about the ramifications of the technology the show is built around (a future where people can download their consciousnesses onto small devices and upload them into new bodies). Plus it’s an interesting mystery with interesting characters (a AI hotel with an Edgar Allen Poe theme being my favorite)...though that last does not apply to the MAIN character, who is the same Squarejaw McPunchlots you have seen in a million other films and TV series. Enough interesting characters around him to make up for it though. That’s the worst I can say about it
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby gnome » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:45 pm

I am now naming my next brick character "Squarejaw McPunchlots".
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby gnome » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:48 pm

Currently watching remastered TOS Trek episodes, my first real run-through since they were released.
Really my first real run-through period as all previous binge-watching was spotty and depended on what episodes I had on tape or were playing on a TV marathon. Though I've seen each episode at least a couple of times, some of them many times.

After that I'm doing "Star Trek Continues", which among fans seems to now be considered the unofficial Season 4--an honor not accorded any previous non canon work.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Nyarlathotep » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:02 pm

gnome wrote:I am now naming my next brick character "Squarejaw McPunchlots".


Your welcome

And you should see me watching The Blacklist. There is a character on there (Agent Ressler, in case you are familiar with the show) to whom I give a new nickname every 10 minutes or so

Brick Chestthump
Chuck Beefpec
Dirk Squarehair

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:50 pm

Bruce wrote:I'm halfway through "The End of the F***ing world."

It's fucked up, but I can't stop watching.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_o ... *ing_World

Loved the gas station scene.


It is the fucking bomb.

Anax wrote:I started watching it, but I dunno. Halfway through the second episode I started thinking, you know I don't much care for either of these people.


That's because you have no empathy. You're without feeling. Probably a serial killer. That's why you ran off to Japan.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Mentat » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:56 pm

I've been watching Star Trek Enterprise on Hulu. Isn't quite as bad as I have heard online. At least after season 1.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby gnome » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:51 pm

I liked season 1 better than season 2. They were excited to be exploring.

My second go-through was better than my first, which I gave up on mid-season 3.

Season 4 was the bomb though
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Pyrrho » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:51 am

Just watched Meru.

Those guys are nuts.
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