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Shark? Jumped? Will, what is Robot trying to say?

Uh...he's saying that our ratings are strong and Netflix is interested in another season. He also says that viewers aren't at all weirded out that I grew 2 feet in one year, but still have the head and voice of an 11 year old. Yeah, all is good. We don't even need a decent plot line for season 3. Just a string of implausible coincidences, boring dialog, and new characters who add nothing to the story. I'm sure it will all end well, just like Gilligan's island, Lost, Sliders, and all those other shows where a group of people are perpetually lost.
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I got a job offer, BTW. Im not quite popping the champagne yet, but at least now there is a faint glimmer of hope. The coming weeks are hoing to be extremely stressful.
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Hotarubi wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:44 pm
ed wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:22 am
Hotarubi wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:03 pm Ooh, 4th and final season of Goliath is on Prime UK. Thats a treat.
A more rancid grab at the few remaining dollars under the moldering corpse of what was an entertaining series I have never seen.

A note: if you have the votes to control a company, you own the fucking company. Every actor knew of this plot hole, you can see it in their eyes as they look around, hoping the audience does not catch on.

I would really like a real lawyer to watch the courtroom scene in the final episode and report back.

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True. I forgot to get back on this . It wasn't that good. Seemed rushed and not a patch on the first two series.
Who are you, Mother Theresa forgiving sins?

It was crap. The only thig that allowed one to watch to the end was the acting, though come to think about it that was not great either.
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I actually sat through it for more Nina Arianda who was excellent throughout.

Thornton looked bored.
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I was thinking that she was the best thing in it. That is not saying much of course. Back in the day they would give her her own show which would play off her irritating (but amusing) personality. It would be cancelled midway thru it's first season.

I have heard that Thornton is a dick in real life. This was a payday for him.
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Bruce wrote: Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:35 am Shark? Jumped? Will, what is Robot trying to say?

Uh...he's saying that our ratings are strong and Netflix is interested in another season. He also says that viewers aren't at all weirded out that I grew 2 feet in one year, but still have the head and voice of an 11 year old. Yeah, all is good. We don't even need a decent plot line for season 3. Just a string of implausible coincidences, boring dialog, and new characters who add nothing to the story. I'm sure it will all end well, just like Gilligan's island, Lost, Sliders, and all those other shows where a group of people are perpetually lost.
Got that job done, now scouting for something else to watch.

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Carrot people.

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The Expanse (again).

Hoping for a satisfactory conclusion after a (slightly) disappointing 5th season.
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Now starting "Grey's Anatomy". I could do without the jukebox music in every goddamn scene.
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Re-re-watching Upstairs Downstairs.

I need a Hudson.

Really.
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Pyrrho wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:30 pm Now starting "Grey's Anatomy". I could do without the jukebox music in every goddamn scene.
Absolutely annoyed the shit of me for a few years. Every goddam US TV show had to have "emotional wrap up and satisfactory conclusion with accompanying Coldplay " for a while.

They even tried that shit over here. Didnt last long.
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Hotarubi wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:22 pm
Pyrrho wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:30 pm Now starting "Grey's Anatomy". I could do without the jukebox music in every goddamn scene.
Absolutely annoyed the shit of me for a few years. Every goddam US TV show had to have "emotional wrap up and satisfactory conclusion with accompanying Coldplay " for a while.

They even tried that shit over here. Didnt last long.
I think of the endings of The Wire, The Killing and 6 Feet Under and beg to differ.
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ed wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:25 pm
Hotarubi wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:22 pm
Pyrrho wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:30 pm Now starting "Grey's Anatomy". I could do without the jukebox music in every goddamn scene.
Absolutely annoyed the shit of me for a few years. Every goddam US TV show had to have "emotional wrap up and satisfactory conclusion with accompanying Coldplay " for a while.

They even tried that shit over here. Didnt last long.
I think of the endings of The Wire, The Killing and 6 Feet Under and beg to differ.
Is there April Lavigne at the end of " Upstairs Downstairs" ?
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Yeah, she sues Hudson for stealing the silver.

Thought you were talking about the chick from Goliath. Sorry.
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Hotarubi wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:22 pm
Pyrrho wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:30 pm Now starting "Grey's Anatomy". I could do without the jukebox music in every goddamn scene.
Absolutely annoyed the shit of me for a few years. Every goddam US TV show had to have "emotional wrap up and satisfactory conclusion with accompanying Coldplay " for a while.

They even tried that shit over here. Didnt last long.
Aw why do you hate scenes of intricate heart surgery with a bright Nickelback soundtrack while the patient dies?
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Pyrrho wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 4:08 pm
Hotarubi wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:22 pm
Pyrrho wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:30 pm Now starting "Grey's Anatomy". I could do without the jukebox music in every goddamn scene.
Absolutely annoyed the shit of me for a few years. Every goddam US TV show had to have "emotional wrap up and satisfactory conclusion with accompanying Coldplay " for a while.

They even tried that shit over here. Didnt last long.
Aw why do you hate scenes of intricate heart surgery with a bright Nickelback soundtrack while the patient dies?
Wasn't German Techno.
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I watched 'The Last Duel'. It's an alright film, a little bit miscast with Matt Damon (but IMO oddly not Ben Affleck). But it's otherwise well done and directed. Although I am not familiar with France of that period, it seemed to at least try to be historically accurate.

In the end I think the Japanese original 'Rashomon' was better.
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Now watching "Marcella". :shock:
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Pyrrho wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:48 pm Now watching "Marcella". :shock:
Eh...season 1 was okay, season 2, no stomach for the type of criminals. Pass.
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Hotarubi wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:25 pm "The Wheel of Time."

Having not read the source material I am watching with no expectations.*
I do not care about any of these people.
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Watched "The Stranger". Ending seemed a bit contrived.
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The guillotine was still in use in France then.








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Matrix Resurrection.

I liked it.
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Gay
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Now watching "The Silent Sea". Seems interesting. Not based on the Cussler novel, though.
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Interesting.

Enjoying The Expanse which, so far, is doing a decent job of condensing the last three books into a season. Something "Dumb 'n Dumber" could not do with The Game of the Thrones.

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Game of Thrones had its moments but mostly it seemed to be filler between scenes of women getting ass-raped.
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So no objections. . . .
Funnily enough, the actress who played Samsa joked in the commentary where she is so treated by Roose Bolton. The scene focuses on Theon Fishboy – Reek! My Name is REEK! – so you do not see the actual rape, you just see his reaction and hear her.

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But they made a "statement"!
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They know where their bread is buttered.

It reminded me of Rome which really wanted to make the second season two. They were only given the second season so they had to struggle to compress 20 years into one year.

Dumb 'n Dumber did not have to do this. They chose to do it.

Danny is mad. In the novels there are indications that she is losing a grip, wondering about it, blah . . . blah . . . blah. Throw in all the abuse and Martin masturbating to food and the Jets and it develops slowly and understandably.

Yes.

He does.

So over 500-page books it is not a problem.

In this case it was, "okay, we need you to go megalomaniacally insane in two episodes."

Fans complained that there was "no chemistry" between her and John.

Because they were given one episode to develop it. He had more screen time with the wilding he eventually married in real life.

From what I have seen of The Expanse they are doing pretty well compressing like three books into a final season by dropping the basic plot and moving on.

Which is neat.

In the asteroid rain.

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Watching DON’T LOOK UP!
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It’s fucking hilarious
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The Squid Game.

The opening reminds me of the opening to Oldboy.

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Is it worth watching?
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Watching Unforgotten along with the 2010 remake of Upstairs/Downstairs. Miss Hudson.
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Doctor X wrote: Wed Dec 29, 2021 6:15 pm From what I have seen of The Expanse they are doing pretty well compressing like three books into a final season by dropping the basic plot and moving on.

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Pretty well. Not great. It does seem hurried and nowhere near enough Agdalatishoo.
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I do not wish to spoil it.

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Now watching Requiem . I am enjoying the views of the English countryside.
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Pyrrho wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:07 am Now watching Requiem . I am enjoying the views of the English countryside.
How many shopping trolleys did you spot?
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Hotarubi wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:28 am
Pyrrho wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:07 am Now watching Requiem . I am enjoying the views of the English countryside.
How many shopping trolleys did you spot?
The hermit had too many to count.