What have you been watching lately

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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.
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A couple of beat takeshi yakusa movies: ‘outrage’ and ‘beyond outrage’

Think I prefer them to the Hollywood goodfellas, godfather etc
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Why is it that in almost all of these shows a character can be found injured in broad daylight and the next scene is the cops and ambulances carting them off in the dark of night?
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Pyrrho wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:04 pm Why is it that in almost all of these shows a character can be found injured in broad daylight and the next scene is the cops and ambulances carting them off in the dark of night?
Simple, all crimes are committed at 4pm.

Duh.
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Well that was an interesting show, not too many tropes.
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Now watching "Midnight Mass" which I figure involves a vampire, given the lifts from Dracula.
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Giz wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:25 pm A couple of beat takeshi yakusa movies: ‘outrage’ and ‘beyond outrage’

Think I prefer them to the Hollywood goodfellas, godfather etc
I should have added that his take on Zatoichi is excellent. Even has Takenobu Asano in it.

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Doctor X wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:49 am
Giz wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:25 pm A couple of beat takeshi yakusa movies: ‘outrage’ and ‘beyond outrage’

Think I prefer them to the Hollywood goodfellas, godfather etc
I should have added that his take on Zatoichi is excellent. Even has Takenobu Asano in it.

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Prescription for Murder starring Gene Barry and Peter Falk.

Made for TV movie that puts modern cinema to shame. The dialogue almost always has subtext. The camera tells the story.

It started the career of Columbo. I rewatched it over Christmas with three generations of family. Try putting the phone down and really enjoying it though. It was made to be watched and it's almost disgusting how well it's done.
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Pyrrho wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:25 am Now watching "Midnight Mass" which I figure involves a vampire, given the lifts from Dracula.
Damned good series. Wow.
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Well thanks! I will add it to The List.






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Now watching The Haunting of Hill House. Not sure about this one. Don't care about the characters.
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Doctor X wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:01 am I do not wish to spoil it.

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Pyrrho wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:51 pm Now watching The Haunting of Hill House. Not sure about this one. Don't care about the characters.
They used names from the book/movie for the characters. I'll be interested to compare notes.
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The Southpark Pos-Pandemic tw-part special was on point, as expected.
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I stay so busy now that I don't have time to "consume content" like a tourist. I pretty much just pay attention to what RLM and Critical Drinker like so I don't waste time on modern schlock. Im looking for 5 star stuff just to justify wasting my life on. I settle though.

Always Sunny went to Ireland this season and it's one the few shows I stay with hit or miss since it takes real risks. There was a scene that is a very low brow in the current season, but Danny Devito, Charlie, and Colm Meaney pull it off so well it had me bust a gut laughing.

I want the joy of actually feeling something these days other than "amusement". The birds outside at my feeder are more entertaining than Big Bang Theory.

Curb Your Enthusiasm and Always Sunny really delivered this fall.

Aside from that, the wife has been slowly rewatching BSG with me during the pandemic. It was tough at times because humans under duress strikes too close to home. She can't believe we had TV this disgustingly good.

Last night, we watched Roslin and Adama reconnect after she visited the hybrid. I know how this ends. My wife doesn't . She was crying. The sincerity of the performance ad legitimacy of the writing makes her weep. She has no idea how their story ends.

The metaphysical was anathema to me as a younger man, but as an older man I'm fine with it.

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What the fuck are you watching though?
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Last night we were watching BSG s4e9 "Hub". It's even better on an Oled.

Mostly I've been listening/watching to self improvement stuff. The "distracted viewing" that most people have with corporate TV, I pretty much spend on podcasts about things.

I try not to fill my head with mediocre filler tv anymore.
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So I finished watching the Expanse. Seems pretty clear that some sort of sequel is in store.
Spoiler:
The main story line got wrapped up pretty neatly, although sort of aburptly.

But another one only just began and it seems like it would have been pointless to include it unless some sort of spinoff is planned.

The little girl with her zombie brother who was resurrected by alien 'dogs'. That little subplot was obviously dangled and left unresolved.
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ed wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:48 am
Pyrrho wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:51 pm Now watching The Haunting of Hill House. Not sure about this one. Don't care about the characters.
They used names from the book/movie for the characters. I'll be interested to compare notes.
It's had its moments. Last episode tonight. I want to read the book again. This series was okay, nothing to stay up late for though.
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That was sorta my takeaway after one episode. I found their use of names from the book to be irretating.
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Last night we watched Saul Tigh turn and tell Apollo to flush him out the airlock. I think this was the true climax of the series. The bigot, the person who suffered most, stood strong and human when his mettle was tested with the fate of all sentient life they are aware of on the line.

The differences between 2000s era neo golden age TV and modern "content" are stark. You should refuse to binge low quality modern content because life is just too short for another marvel series.
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BSG had some good bits but also some things that were just nuts.

Too pick one: I remember the boxing tournament traditionally used to blow off steam, where you could (were expected to ) challenge superiors or juniors that had annoyed you.

Does any army do that? Allow aggrieved enlisted men to challenge generals and beat them to a pulp? (And the other way too, as Admiral Adama challenges the chief engineer for worrying about his newborn).

Not to mention the ludicrous character arcs of Apollo.

If it had ended after season 1, it would have been amazing. It they kept going, stretching out to absurdity and beyond. With ridiculous cylon character/goal development. Horrible lingering let down of a show.
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Started watching F is for family
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Tried watching Don't Look Up. I found it so annoying that I stopped halfway through.

It's like Armageddon Day but dumber. I don't know how it ends, so I can't spoil that, but here's my rant about the first half of the movie:
Spoiler:
OK, so the concept has been done before, but I guess they wanted to do it as a tragic, cynical farce instead of a feel-good adventure.
So some astronomers at Michigan State discover a new comet coming from the Oort cloud, and guess what? It's headed on a direct collision course for earth. But instead of humanity pulling together to at least try to do something about it, the politicians are so venal and corrupt that they care more about winning the next election than saving humanity. Some rich weirdo who's a big campaign donor talks the clueless president into canceling a mission to blow it up because he thinks there's valuable minerals in it and we can break it up into little pieces and let it fall into the Pacific Ocean. Everyone is so shallow and stupid and petty, it's kinda like, well if this is humanity maybe we deserve to get wiped out. Is that what they're saying? Do I want to keep watching this shitshow till the end? Fuck. Maybe I'll try again later but, it's so cringey. Even if it's cringey on purpose, I still find it off-putting.
ETA: I misremembered. The movie was just Armageddon, not Armageddon Day. The one with Bruce Willis. There was also Deep Impact. Similar ideas. But this is the cynical Post-Modern farcical take on the idea of a planet-killer asteroid movie.
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Jeez anax, how can we get the dumb hicks who don’t already agree with us to get on board if we don’t call them out as dumb hicks?
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The ending of Don’t look up is worth watching

I see the scientist as Dr Fauci
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It is better than Railgun.

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Giz wrote: Thu Feb 03, 2022 3:48 pm Jeez anax, how can we get the dumb hicks who don’t already agree with us to get on board if we don’t call them out as dumb hicks?
I think it's more like porn for the people om board.
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That movie is on my list of movies never to watch.
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Don't look Up is an accurate portrayal of how leading scientists and governments can not only fuck things up, they can fuck things up in ways nobody could even imagine.

Also they are liars, cons and selfish pricks.
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Preface those with egocentric and you’re on to something.
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30 for 30 Tuck Rule.

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DJ wrote: Sat Feb 05, 2022 12:07 am Preface those with egocentric and you’re on to something.
That got an out-loud chuckle.

Well played. Take 200 quatloos out of petty cash.
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Jojo Rabbit

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Oh yeah...watched "The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window". Lulz to be had.