What have you been watching lately

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Pyrrho wrote: Mon Feb 28, 2022 12:31 am Ozark became tedious--kept hoping for everyone to get whacked. So we're now watching The Witcher. Seems worthy. Figured out the various out-of-order chronology at least.

"Fuck."
I watched the first season of Ozark. Too dark for my taste. I realized I wasn't enjoying it. Didn't have enough of an emotional connection to any of the characters to care.

Breaking Bad was better. Better Call Saul, too.
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Almost done with The Witcher.
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Good?

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It is indeed.
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Didn't know you were gay.

Not that etc etc.
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The Witcher is fun.

Fwiw, it doesn’t evoke medieval times. It is like modern California in a Wiccan mud pit.
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Walking Dead final season
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Gilded Age
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ed wrote: Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:58 pmGilded Age
Jesus, I try to avoid watching the news.
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The statistics



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Against the Ice. Very good. Tywin Lannister is in it.
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Watched ARCTIC . Good actor.
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Wayne.

No, not Wayne's World.

No, not John Wayne, or Bruce Wayne, or John Wayne Gace. Not even Wayne Wayne from that shitty TV show my kids used to watch....nevermind.

Wayne.

Just........Wayne.

It's on Amazon Prime. Watch.
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Few things, lately.

Inspector Lewis: Plocie procedural, takes place in Oxford. Pretty well acted. Occasional Deus ex machina. Has enough episodes to binge. Sequel to Inspector Morse.

Killing Eve: pretty fun. I really have a soft spot for psychotic, murderous chicks. Think Alice Morgan.

Gadget Man with Steven Fry and later Richard Ayode. Lighter than air.
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Now watching "Sinner". Not bad.
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Pyrrho wrote: Mon Apr 04, 2022 3:38 pm Now watching "Sinner". Not bad.
Gets pretty fucked up sometimes, but Bill Pullman makes up for it.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:00 pm Started watching the new season of Better Call Saul. Still good.
Rewatching last season, getting ready for the final season
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sparks wrote: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:59 pm Watched "Cloud Atlas".

(Where is my Kindle?)
One of the worst movies I ever watched
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Also watching 3 Stooges videos on YouTube. Seeing Shemp in drag is not in my bucket list but there it was.
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You have already seen asthmatic is drag, how bad can it be?

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Doctor X wrote: Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:49 am You have already seen asthmatic is drag, how bad can it be?

– J.D.
At least that bad. :couchpotato:
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Bruce wrote: Tue Apr 05, 2022 10:44 am
Pyrrho wrote: Mon Apr 04, 2022 3:38 pm Now watching "Sinner". Not bad.
Gets pretty fucked up sometimes, but Bill Pullman makes up for it.
I'm about 1/3rd through season 2. It's about a 13 year old boy who was raised in a cult, and he doesn't understand social norms outside of his cult. He also has no concept of what is moral/ethical/legal
in the outside world.

We've already been through 2 rounds of "she's not the real mother" and we don't know who the real father is, but the boy looks Jewish, and they love to zoom in on his frightened and bewildered face. Every time they do, I can't help thinking....

https://www.looper.com/img/gallery/this ... 323575.jpg
They took it...........the tip of penis.........tore it right off with................teeth.

It's ok, Julian. It's called a Brisk, and it's part of your culture. A Rabbi removes the foreskin from your penis when you're a baby. It's normal.


https://www.looper.com/img/gallery/this ... 323575.jpg
.......but..........this was yesterday........and it was my mother.



Jack, put out and APB. We're gonna find this sick psychotic bitch.
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It tends to be a bit repetitive and contrived, IMHO.
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New show on HBO-Max Tokyo Vice, based on a book by the same name. Based on true story of the author (Jake Adelstein) moving from America to Japan and working for a Tokyo newspaper as a crime reporter. Very interesting look into life in Japan in the 1990's but particularly focused on the "underworld", Yakuza, and such. I understand it deviated a little from the book but seems realistic enough and well done so far.
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It is a very interesting book. He makes some 面白い claims that I will not spoil. The claims against a particular yakuza boss are true.

It is a very [Interesting. – Ed.] good book.

雨に.

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Yes I am intrigued enough to pick up the book as well.
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It is very interesting very good.

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I tried to watch Death on the Nile but it was a play masquerading as movie determined to make you sad, for no particular reason.

There was also no sense of historical detail. While the below scene is pliable in the 1937 (the year this movie is set in) it would be unlikely in a London club/restaurant.
Spoiler:
https://i.imgur.com/VgZ7wJQ.jpg
The scenes that are set on the steamer are better set, and perhaps Covid played a role, but no one forced them to release this movie. It's just meh.
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The book was really meh as well.

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Agatha Christie is a miss for me in general.

Though I did quite like the Asimov detective stories he tried to write in Christie style.
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Grammatron wrote: Thu Apr 14, 2022 4:25 am
There was also no sense of historical detail. While the below scene is pliable in the 1937 (the year this movie is set in) it would be unlikely in a London club/restaurant.
Spoiler:
https://i.imgur.com/VgZ7wJQ.jpg
Absolutely. There's a fuzzy-wuzzy amongst middle class white people and he is smiling.

Never happened.
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Well, we had one during the signing of the Declaration of Independence which explained why you lot are all a bunch of sodomites.

You can see the photograph evidence on the back of the $2 bill!

https://theweeklychallenger.com/wp-cont ... ahbzb8.png

Interesting article on it: The Weekly Challenger
Regarding stupid ideas for money – the $2 bill also has an etching of a "Founding Father" who looks like he cannot decide whether his fart is going to be wet – a "Big Book of FAIL" I have – You are ALL in IT!1!!! HA!HA!Haha . . . heh – has one devoted to the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin.

Chapter was drawn by Gahan Wilson. Awesome.

For one, Americans do not carry change like Brit-Peoples did at the time. There were dollar coins, but they were big and were mostly presents to unworthy brats.

Ike was on them.

I like Ike.

Where was I? Okay, so it would not be as big. They made it the same size as a quarter.

Yup.

Even you lot knew to make "the Maggie" a thicker size that no one, not even the Proctor fishing around the boy's pants in Eton, would mistake for a thru'pence or like a 20D thing.

Along with that problem there really are no good pictures of SBA. So an artist created a likeness and, apparently, feminists deemed it "too pretty."

So they made her ugly, or as one critic noted, "she looks like the Wicked Witch of the West!"

The government, once they minted the necessary shit-ton, tried to force people to use them. If you made the mistake of trying to get change in a post office, guess what you got! Aside from gonorrhea.

They were otherwise unusable. Vendors hated them since they looked like quarters. Customers hated them, because they would mistake them for quarters, businesses would refuse them, and you could not actually use them in machines that were not some vanity construction you found at an amusement park.

Or you could accidentally use them in a machine that took quarters.

Apparently, there are still the shit-ton of them in storage.

Wibble.
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I was referring to the: electric guitars, stage flood lights, and the 'EXIT' sign.
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Grammatron wrote: Fri Apr 15, 2022 6:25 am I was referring to the: electric guitars, stage flood lights, and the 'EXIT' sign.
Gibson were selling electric guitars in 1937 in the UK.

Electric exit signs were common in pre-war UK cinemas and clubs.

Stage lighting? Your google-fu is weak.

Sidney Poitier still winning and you missed the most obvious.





Woman with electric guitar? 1937. Does not know her limits.
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Yes I agreed that all those things existed in 1937 London, I just doubt it was all in one club, like that, in London. It felt inauthentic.
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Tabula Rasa is so far very good.
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Better Call Saul
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Pyrrho wrote: Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:16 pm Tabula Rasa is so far very good.
Ended pretty well. I recommend.
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Bruce wrote: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:07 pm What have I been watching lately? A tone of shitty movies and TV shows.

"Netflix Original" meant something until 2018.

This 12 billion dollar investment ruined Netflix. :(
Called it.

Netflix is collapsing as subscriptions are being canceled in record numbers.

Netflix is still the best streaming service, but they have followed the path of cable. They invested billions, focused on quantity over quality, and started cranking out garbage.

The moment their subscriptions and stock took a nose dive, they blamed their customers for sharing passwords, and reacted by announcing they would be adding advertisements to their services, which is the last remaining redeeming feature of their service.

There are more streaming services now, but none of them have any competitive advantages over Netflix. The streaming platform is less than a year away from replicating all the evils of the cable platform.

In all likelihood, I will be canceling all my streaming subscriptions within a year, but I have nothing else to fill the void. Guess I'll have to try heroine. I hear its more entertaining and less expensive than Netflix. Less addictive too.

Yes. A year from now, I'll be blaming Netflix for my heroine habit. Thanks, Netflix.
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Arrrrrrrrrr

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