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Title: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on August 31, 2012, 09:59:45 AM
Doesn't have to be fantasy, and I know this isn't the correct section, but I saw no other place remotely fit for a topic like this. Basically, post what show you're currently watching, or movie series, or just movie.

Mine:

Season 2 of Grimm
Newest episodes of White Collar
Royal Pains
Suits
Community (Actually just finished, but only recently)
30 Rock (I had the first three seasons on CD, and only decided now to watch the rest)
Breaking Bad
The Wire
The Sopranos
Futurama
Re-watching Big Bang Theory
And I say this rather shame faced, but I'm also watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians... I was forced to do it, I swear!


Alright, your turn. Oh, wait, I'm going to add in the movie list as well.

Fight Club
Road to Perdition
Cast Away


Okay, now it really is your turn.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Hamo on September 01, 2012, 12:07:26 AM
I'm about to get started on a re-watch of Arrested Development 8)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 01, 2012, 02:29:05 AM
I watched Avengers for the 4th time last night. First time on DVD, though.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on September 01, 2012, 10:08:25 AM
I've not really been watching anything except my weekly lovefilm DVD. (This week it's The Princess Bride, as I've never seen it!) I used to be a fiend for watching stuff but now there are only really 3 shows which I will actively try and watch:

-Breaking Bad
-Sons of Anarchy
-Game of Thrones

And I will be waiting with excitement (and a little apprehension), like most others, for the new Arrested Development.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 01, 2012, 01:24:34 PM
I've not really been watching anything except my weekly lovefilm DVD. (This week it's The Princess Bride, as I've never seen it!) I used to be a fiend for watching stuff but now there are only really 3 shows which I will actively try and watch:

-Breaking Bad
-Sons of Anarchy
-Game of Thrones

And I will be waiting with excitement (and a little apprehension), like most others, for the new Arrested Development.

Oh, is Sons of Anarchy good? I've been meaning to give it a try, but I don't really know of anyone that watches it, so I don't know if it's good or not.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jeni on September 01, 2012, 01:45:39 PM
I've not really been watching anything except my weekly lovefilm DVD. (This week it's The Princess Bride, as I've never seen it!) I used to be a fiend for watching stuff but now there are only really 3 shows which I will actively try and watch:

-Breaking Bad
-Sons of Anarchy
-Game of Thrones

And I will be waiting with excitement (and a little apprehension), like most others, for the new Arrested Development.

Oh, is Sons of Anarchy good? I've been meaning to give it a try, but I don't really know of anyone that watches it, so I don't know if it's good or not.

SoA is AWESOME! In fact I can't watch it week by week because it does my head in waiting for the next episode so I wait until the series/season has finished and then watch it all in one weekend  ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Seven on September 01, 2012, 01:53:50 PM
I'm so unbelievably picky about TV shows, it sucks. Most stuff just makes me tune out. I just finished watching DS9 for the first time (every time I tried to watch it in the past, the trippiness of the first episode made me tune out). Right now I'm watching The Avengers for the first time, downloading Buffy to watch again for the third time (saw it first time at the start of this year, can't believe I always thought it'd be crap!) and then not sure what to watch.

From what I've seen on TVtropes, Supernatural looks like it could get awesome, but the first episodes were meh and too creepy for me (I can't do horror, creepy, disturbing or unsettling - Pet Sematary broke me). I might give one of the many vampire shows a shot, True Blood/Being Human/Vampire Diaries. Yet to see any of the Grimm show, might try the first episode. I've got season 1 of Farscape downloaded, and it's a great show, but this is like the fourth time I've started watching and gotten bored partway through season 1, but again, what I've seen on TVtropes seems like it gets awesome later on. Oh, and I've got Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere ready to torrent.

Any suggestions? I like scifi and fantasy, but I don't watch book adaptations (so no Sword of Truth or Game of Thrones). I love Buffy, Dead Like Me, Dexter (the ONLY realistic/crime show I like), Doctor Who, Reaper (cancelled too soon), Star Trek TNG, VOY and DS9, The Twilight Zone.

I've seen Smallville which was kinda meh, but it's the TYPE of show I like. Has plot arcs as well as just interesting "monster/problem of the week" episodes.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 01, 2012, 02:05:23 PM
I'm so unbelievably picky about TV shows, it sucks. Most stuff just makes me tune out. I just finished watching DS9 for the first time (every time I tried to watch it in the past, the trippiness of the first episode made me tune out). Right now I'm watching The Avengers for the first time, downloading Buffy to watch again for the third time (saw it first time at the start of this year, can't believe I always thought it'd be crap!) and then not sure what to watch.

From what I've seen on TVtropes, Supernatural looks like it could get awesome, but the first episodes were meh and too creepy for me (I can't do horror, creepy, disturbing or unsettling - Pet Sematary broke me). I might give one of the many vampire shows a shot, True Blood/Being Human/Vampire Diaries. Yet to see any of the Grimm show, might try the first episode. I've got season 1 of Farscape downloaded, and it's a great show, but this is like the fourth time I've started watching and gotten bored partway through season 1, but again, what I've seen on TVtropes seems like it gets awesome later on. Oh, and I've got Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere ready to torrent.

Any suggestions? I like scifi and fantasy, but I don't watch book adaptations (so no Sword of Truth or Game of Thrones). I love Buffy, Dead Like Me, Dexter (the ONLY realistic/crime show I like), Doctor Who, Reaper (cancelled too soon), Star Trek TNG, VOY and DS9, The Twilight Zone.

I've seen Smallville which was kinda meh, but it's the TYPE of show I like. Has plot arcs as well as just interesting "monster/problem of the week" episodes.

Being Human is pretty good. True Blood was really dry for me after the first few episodes. I liked Vampire Diaries, though it's rather difficult to get past the first few episodes, to be honest. There aren't a lot of sci-fi and fantasy shows, but you could try some of the Stargate shows. I haven't watched any of them myself. Chuck could be considered sci-fi enough, though. It was really great, though it lost a lot of its quality during its last season. Lost was pretty awesome, so I'd suggest that. The Wire would be a good show for you if you like Dexter. Another good sci-fi show that I loved was Misfits. Give it a shot. It's still ongoing.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Seven on September 01, 2012, 02:19:27 PM
Oh, derp, can't believe I forgot Stargate. I LOVE SG1 (joint favourite show), Atlantis was okay, Universe meh. Misfits was okay for the first season. I watched Lost up to season 4 or something and... meh, I just lost track around some point. And I tried the first episode of the Wire but hated it. Dexter is literally the ONLY crime drama style show I've ever not hated.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nestat on September 01, 2012, 08:33:25 PM
I've not really been watching anything except my weekly lovefilm DVD. (This week it's The Princess Bride, as I've never seen it!) I used to be a fiend for watching stuff but now there are only really 3 shows which I will actively try and watch:

-Breaking Bad
-Sons of Anarchy
-Game of Thrones

And I will be waiting with excitement (and a little apprehension), like most others, for the new Arrested Development.

You've never watched The Princess Bride? Inconceivable!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on September 01, 2012, 08:39:58 PM
You've never watched The Princess Bride? Inconceivable!

Actually I have. I watched it this afternoon! Hilarious film - Inigo Montaya is a brilliant character.

Oh, is Sons of Anarchy good? I've been meaning to give it a try, but I don't really know of anyone that watches it, so I don't know if it's good or not.

It's great - I would say so far it's one of the few shows (alongside Breaking Bad) that just gets better and better with each season. Amazing characters in it too. But it's definitely one to sit and watch in full - I'd hate to have to wait a week between each episode.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Seven on September 01, 2012, 08:42:02 PM
Doctor Who was just on, the first of the new season, and it had made me angry by the first ten minutes. I wish someone would drop a house on Matt Smith and Steve Moffat.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 01, 2012, 09:10:58 PM
Just started watching Sons of Anarchy. Looking great. Anyone else notice that the actress that plays Jax's ex-wife pretty much plays every single junkie girlfriend or stereotypical Italian women in every Tv show that requires 'em? Seven, watch Fringe. Great show.

I watched the first episode of Dr. Who, but didn't really like it that much.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 01, 2012, 09:20:29 PM
I watched the first episode of Dr. Who, but didn't really like it that much.

Shun the nonbeliever! :D

Is this the thread were I admit I'm addicted to House Hunters? :P Along with Swamp People?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Charlemagne on September 02, 2012, 12:03:07 AM
Can't wait for Doctor Who to air here in the states. Waiting with baited breath. I also plan on starting Battlestar Galactica soon, and am tentatively looking forward to more Arrested Development. Still not sure it's really going to happen.

In movies, really just waiting for Avengers and Dark Knight Rises to come out on DVD (I don't watch things in the theater that much, though I did see the Avengers and can't wait to see it again.)

EDIT: I can't believe I forgot the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I'm not terribly happy about it being three movies, but still, THE HOBBIT. DIRECTED BY PETER JACKSON. My excitement is near to bursting. I may actually explode before December.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jeni on September 02, 2012, 12:42:07 AM
Reaper was a great show!! I was really disappointed when that got cancelled. And I really liked The Gates too, but that only lasted one season  :(

Whenever I get asked whether I prefer Star Wars or Star Trek my answer is always Stargate!  ;D
Love SG-1, Atlantis was good but they completely lost the plot for SGU - although Robert Carlyle was, as always, awesome. My favourite ST is Voyager, then TNG. DS9 I just couldn't get into as much although there were some really good episodes. Enterprise was a major disappointment, I stopped watching about 2 episodes in to series/season 2.

I really like Being Human too - I've only seen the UK version so far though so I don't know if the US version is as good. And Vampire Diaries vs True Blood? Vampire Diaries is more 'Twilight'-ey and True Blood is definitely more 'Adult' - and just plain weird at times, which is fun.

Dollhouse, Haven, Alphas, Warehouse 13, Lost - all good.
Once Upon A Time, Firefly, Chuck, Torchwood - really good
A Town Called Eureka ( I think this might just be 'Eureka' in the US), Fringe - really really good

I couldn't get more than a few episodes into Sanctuary, mainly because Amanda Tapping will always be Samantha Carter (Stargate SG-1 + Atlantis) in my head, and also because although she has relatives in the UK apparently, she obviously doesn't spend much time here because the accent really grated.

Farscape and BsG (Battlestar Gallactica) I started watching but kept getting side-tracked so still haven't seen them all, although I did enjoy them and do intend to finish them one day!

Andromeda was ok - bit hit and miss for me.

Babylon 5 I enjoyed, but I don't think I ever finished that either - they ended that one with a couple of specials (not sure if it was a mini series) after cancellation so that they could end it properly.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 02, 2012, 08:07:22 AM
How could I forget Alphas and Eureka? xD

And I'm so glad to find someone that doesn't hate Voyager and think Captain Janeway is the second worst captain in the history of Star Trek. It was the first show I watched after the cringeworthy Star Trek: Enterprise. After hearing all the mentions of it, I think I'm gonna give SG-1 a try. After all, who can say no to 10 seasons of great sci-fi? :)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 02, 2012, 08:08:23 AM
I watched the first episode of Dr. Who, but didn't really like it that much.

Shun the nonbeliever! :D

Is this the thread were I admit I'm addicted to House Hunters? :P Along with Swamp People?

Used to watch Swamp People all the time. Only thing I could watch in TV that wasn't in Bosnian. And see how no one is shunning me? They like me more! -insert maniacal laughter-
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Seven on September 02, 2012, 11:32:19 AM
And I'm so glad to find someone that doesn't hate Voyager and think Captain Janeway is the second worst captain in the history of Star Trek.
Second worst? I think she's THE worst, period! Have you seen SFdebris' "opinionated Star Trek reviews"? He makes a very good point about Janeway: she is pretty much the villain of Voyager. Look at this one for example: http://sfdebris.com/videos/startrek/v840.asp (http://sfdebris.com/videos/startrek/v840.asp)

I watched the first episode of Fringe on your recommendation and.. I'm not sure. I may watch more at some point to give it more of a chance, but I think for now I'm gonna stick with Warehouse 13. Watched the first episode yesterday and it looks to have a lot of potential. It also reminds me a great deal of the SCP project, a wiki for collaborative fiction in the style of factual briefings about various paranormal objects and phenomena, secured by an organisation whose job is to protect the world from them. It's fun to browse, check it out: http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-series (http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-series)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on September 02, 2012, 11:48:03 AM
I watched the first episode of Fringe on your recommendation and.. I'm not sure. I may watch more at some point to give it more of a chance,

I'd have to second Jian - Fringe gets really good; you just need to give it a good go.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Seven on September 02, 2012, 11:56:34 AM
Yeah, I think I'll keep it in mind for when I'm done Warehouse 13. W13 has been on my "get around to" list for ages now, and somehow I just never did get around to it.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lionwalker on September 02, 2012, 12:11:41 PM
I watched Mad Max again last night. Damn, now that is 'gritty'. Pretty brutal, I can't believe it went from that to the singing kids and Tina Turner in Thunderdome...still love the series though.

Fringe: Brilliant, especially when the main story kicks in at the end of the first season.

Supernatural: Get passed the first season and it gets awesome, takes the piss out of everything. Although don't watch after season 5, as they kind of run out of ideas and it gets rather boring.

Warehouse 13: Never watched, and after watching an interview with one of the main actors I'm not sure I want to. He is the boring unexpressive person I've ever seen and can't imagine what he's like on the show. Also he seemed kind of bewildered by the fantastical nature of the show....

I haven't watched Voyager in years, but I don't remember it being that bad...

Firefly: Still the best SF show!

Just got all 4 seasons of Battlestar Galactica, doing a big rewatch over the next month or so!

Also planning on a rewatch of Babylon 5 and Space: Above and Beyond.

Anyone watched Sanctuary? I tried a few episodes but it was just awful.

The Walking Dead is great.

I did watch a bit of Falling Skies, but found the characters incredibly sanctimonious and they really annoyed me. They could have done so much with the show but it just felt like a fluff piece...

Now, if only I could get my hands on all the X-Files...my collection would be complete :)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lionwalker on September 02, 2012, 12:16:38 PM

Whenever I get asked whether I prefer Star Wars or Star Trek my answer is always Stargate!  ;D
Love SG-1, Atlantis was good but they completely lost the plot for SGU - although Robert Carlyle was, as always, awesome. My favourite ST is Voyager, then TNG. DS9 I just couldn't get into as much although there were some really good episodes. Enterprise was a major disappointment, I stopped watching about 2 episodes in to series/season 2.

I really like Being Human too - I've only seen the UK version so far though so I don't know if the US version is as good. And Vampire Diaries vs True Blood? Vampire Diaries is more 'Twilight'-ey and True Blood is definitely more 'Adult' - and just plain weird at times, which is fun.


I watched a few episodes of Stargate, and never got into to it because each episode was exactly the same....

True Blood was pretty cool, but eventually I couldn't handle it anymore. Ana Paquin ruined it for me, I really have a problem with every character she plays. Sooki is the most annoyingly 'damsel in distress' cliched character I've come across...I really couldn't take all the obviously stupid decisions she made and then had to get rescued, and how everyone was obsessed with her just didn't seem believable to me...the bad vampire dude (the guy who owned the club) was pretty cool though.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 02, 2012, 12:45:15 PM
I watched Mad Max again last night. Damn, now that is 'gritty'. Pretty brutal, I can't believe it went from that to the singing kids and Tina Turner in Thunderdome...still love the series though.

Fringe: Brilliant, especially when the main story kicks in at the end of the first season.

Supernatural: Get passed the first season and it gets awesome, takes the piss out of everything. Although don't watch after season 5, as they kind of run out of ideas and it gets rather boring.

Warehouse 13: Never watched, and after watching an interview with one of the main actors I'm not sure I want to. He is the boring unexpressive person I've ever seen and can't imagine what he's like on the show. Also he seemed kind of bewildered by the fantastical nature of the show....

I haven't watched Voyager in years, but I don't remember it being that bad...

Firefly: Still the best SF show!

Just got all 4 seasons of Battlestar Galactica, doing a big rewatch over the next month or so!

Also planning on a rewatch of Babylon 5 and Space: Above and Beyond.

Anyone watched Sanctuary? I tried a few episodes but it was just awful.

The Walking Dead is great.

I did watch a bit of Falling Skies, but found the characters incredibly sanctimonious and they really annoyed me. They could have done so much with the show but it just felt like a fluff piece...

Now, if only I could get my hands on all the X-Files...my collection would be complete :)

Gotta agree about Falling Skies. My biggest problem with Falling Skies was that one of the main characters was a child. I always hate it when there's a kid on a show, kicking ass, or something like that. Also, on True Blood, I was really distracted by Anna Paquin's teeth gap. xD

To Seven, I never really disagreed, to be honest. But I didn't really watch Voyager because of Janeway, but because of the other members of the cast. Really liked the Doctor (Not the one from Dr. Who, obviously) and Tom Paris. I actually liked Vampire Diaries after the first few episodes. If you try to explain the story arc, though, it sounds really stupid. But I actually found myself caring for the characters, unlike in True Blood, so that was a plus for me.

Can anyone tell me if X-Files is any good?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Seven on September 02, 2012, 12:48:04 PM
I watched a few episodes of Stargate, and never got into to it because each episode was exactly the same...
Early season one of Stargate is a bit crap. It takes a bit of time to grow its beard, so to speak, but when it does it's amazing. I would say the closest show to it in terms of feel is Buffy, actually - it has the same self awareness and humour.

It's much like DS9 which I watched for the first time recently in that season one ends up being nothing like what the rest of the show will be.

I loved the Doctor too. Robert Picardo is always fantastic. I liked Seven too, mostly because I relate to her so strongly. We're very much alike.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Charlemagne on September 02, 2012, 07:01:57 PM
I would have mentioned Firefly, as everyone seems to do at one point or another, but I've now seen the whole series twice in rapid succession (still haven't seen Serenity, though), because it is absolutely amazing. Joss Whedon is a master. My three favorite shows of all time are Firefly, Doctor Who, and Arrested Development.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 03, 2012, 01:20:59 AM
Babylon 5 anyone? I've just finished watching season 3 and convinced that Joss Whedon and J. Michael Straczynski attended the same class of how to destroy your viewers emotions and expectations.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lionwalker on September 03, 2012, 08:19:07 AM
Babylon 5 anyone? I've just finished watching season 3 and convinced that Joss Whedon and J. Michael Straczynski attended the same class of how to destroy your viewers emotions and expectations.

I loved Babylon 5 when I watched it. Haven't in quite a few years though. All this talk of my favourite series has made me go out and get them. Got complete firefly, Battlestar, fringe, space: above and beyond, and most of the others.

Babylon 5 is the only one I haven't got any of! Going to remedy that asap :)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on September 03, 2012, 08:37:14 AM
Never watched Babylon 5 - isn't it just like Star Trek?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lionwalker on September 03, 2012, 08:39:35 AM
Never watched Babylon 5 - isn't it just like Star Trek?

No! Not at all, story wise it's more like Battlestar Galactica with a long running story arc over a number of seasons. Much more about people, politics, issues kind of stuff. Star Trek was completely episodic. Babylon 5 could be compared to DS9 a bit though.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on September 03, 2012, 08:46:19 AM
So... Babylon 5 or Battlestar Galactica?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lionwalker on September 03, 2012, 08:53:10 AM
Battlestar, definitely Battlestar
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 03, 2012, 09:02:28 AM
Which Battlestar Galactica series should I start to watch? I once tried Battlestar, but apparently, it was a spin-off so I couldn't understand a single thing that was occurring.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lionwalker on September 03, 2012, 09:04:59 AM
Which Battlestar Galactica series should I start to watch? I once tried Battlestar, but apparently, it was a spin-off so I couldn't understand a single thing that was occurring.

New series, season 1. Don't worry about the movies, Razor, and the Plan, as they slot in between the seasons. Check wikipedia for order..
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 03, 2012, 09:13:12 AM
It does depend on which Battlestar you're talking about. The original, which a friend of mine refers to as Bonanza in Outer Space, is best avoided. The new one is quite good, although I personally prefer Babylon 5. Too much unrelenting misery in Battlestar. There was a fantastic Battlestar reference in S4 of Eureka, it was made by an actor who was in both shows. It gave Battlestar watchers a good laugh, but was still understandable if you'd never seen it.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on September 03, 2012, 09:48:00 AM
Are both series now complete or were they cancelled?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 03, 2012, 10:05:28 AM
According to wikipedia, the newest one is set to be released in 2013. One before that is Caprica. I believe I've already tried the 2004 series,though, and found it very confusing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407362/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407362/) <--- This one.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lionwalker on September 03, 2012, 10:14:52 AM
Okay.

Forget about the original 1980 series.

Not sure which newest one you mean, are you talking about Blood and Gold? that is a possible webseries set before the main Battlestar Series. Caprica is also set before the main series. Don't worry about those :)

Just look for Battlestar Galactica Season one (2004) - watch that first. Then season 2, season 3, the two movies, then season 4.

If your season one starts with the episode '33'. Then stop! Don't watch that yet. You need to watch the pilot episodes/mini-series first. This is two movie-length episodes that kick off the whole shebang. They're just titled part 1 and part 2.


For the movies. Watch Razor after Season 3. The other one, The Plan, you can watch whenever, but not before the end of Season 3.

Here is the wiki list of episodes I was talking about:

List of Battlestar Galactica episodes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Battlestar_Galactica_%282004_TV_series%29_episodes)


Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lor on September 03, 2012, 10:29:28 AM
I am rubbish at keeping up with series, Masterchef Australia is the only thing I watch consistently. I'm better off having them on dvd, so I can watch them when the mood takes me.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on September 03, 2012, 10:52:37 AM
The other two sci-fi/space-y shows I remember being on TV were Deep Space Nine and Farscape. So… what were they? Are they further Star Trek spin-offs?

I am rubbish at keeping up with series, Masterchef Australia is the only thing I watch consistently. I'm better off having them on dvd, so I can watch them when the mood takes me.

Masterchef: The Professionals UK is brilliant. Michel Roux Jr. is great.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lionwalker on September 03, 2012, 10:58:22 AM
Deep Space Nine is a Star Trek spin-off. Quite cool, darker and more character/story driven than most of the series.

Farscape is a separate series, that was quite good about an astronaut from earth who gets sucked through a wormhole into another galaxy and gets involved in all sorts of shenanigans and war.

Just realised how much I know about all this stuff, and I'm not like a superfan or anything...
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 03, 2012, 11:09:29 AM
I like Masterchef US. Gordon Ramsay is the best! xD

Plus Joe is really entertaining, the way he flips out if someone makes a dish that's 'safe' and without any innovation. Great stuff.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on September 03, 2012, 11:13:03 AM
I like Masterchef US. Gordon Ramsay is the best! xD


Never realised he did the US one. I remember watching the US version of Hells Kitchen with Ramsay doing it - that was hilarious.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 03, 2012, 11:54:11 AM
To quote Ramsay's catch phrase in Hell's Kitchen: "You BLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPING DONKEY!"

Loved that. xD

Sons of Anarchy is pretty great. I love the show now. To Walker, thanks for the tips, and I'll be sure to check out Battlestar next after Sons of Anarchy. By the way, you guys should check out Hotel Hell. Ramsay goes from hotel to hotel, taking note of the mistakes, and fixing it up for them. Great show. Only just premiered about a month ago, so only 5 episodes or so have been released thus far, but it's pretty entertaining.

Movies I'm watching later:

Sister Act 1 and 2. Great movies. If only we were forced to sing the same songs in my Bible Class. Unfortunately, I have to go through 80 minutes, five days a week, of, "Our mighty bulwark will never falter," sung in my teacher's out of tune voice. :)

Fighting Temptation. Of course we'd also watch Fighting Temptation if we're gonna have a Sister Act marathon. Come on. Are you nuts? It's illegal NOT to watch it after Sister Act 1 and 2.

Bucket List. Two reasons. Morgan Freeman. Jack Nicholson. 'Nuff said.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Hamo on September 03, 2012, 12:10:09 PM
Just finished watching Senna :'(

Excellent documentary on Ayrton Senna, one of the greatest racing drivers of all time.

Even if you're not a motorsport fan I'd recommend watching this, it has tonnes of awesome footage & is a great journey.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lejays17 on September 03, 2012, 12:38:21 PM
Currently watching my way through classic Dr Who, as the Sci-Fi channel here has gone 4,5,6,7 in the last few months and this week they start on 3.

Plus also abput to start Babylon 5 season 4

But at this precise moment I'm watching Prehistoric Park - I'm convinced the naturalist guy is going to be eaten by one of the prehistoric animals, or maybe "sacrifice" his unsuspecting camerman  ;D .  It's quite fun, really, and I'm learning a bit about extinct animals I didn't know before.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jeni on September 03, 2012, 12:47:11 PM
According to my friends last Friday, I watch an awful lot of 'real rubbish'. They may have a point. Apart from blubbing at every other medal ceremony whilst watching the paralympics all I watched this weekend was Celebrity Big Brother and X-Factor. Can't wait for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing....
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 03, 2012, 06:56:34 PM
X-Factor US or UK? My sis and I watch those shows all the time, and as long as they're entertaining, don't see why you should be ashamed cause your friends call it rubbish. Another man's trash is another man's treasure, ey? Though that analogy doesn't really help you, does it? xD
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jeni on September 04, 2012, 12:09:25 AM
X-Factor US or UK? My sis and I watch those shows all the time, and as long as they're entertaining, don't see why you should be ashamed cause your friends call it rubbish. Another man's trash is another man's treasure, ey? Though that analogy doesn't really help you, does it? xD

lol, I'm not ashamed - my friend just gets a bit peeved because I tend to spam her twitter feed with what she considers rubbish  ;D
I love a good talent show - I watch both UK and US versions of X-Factor, Next Top Model, Strictly come Dancing (its called Dancing With the Stars in US). I also watch Britains Got Talent, American Idol, UK's Dancing on Ice, and I NEVER miss The Eurovision Song Contest!!  :D :D :D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 04, 2012, 06:42:08 AM
Ah. The old America's Next Top Model was so much better. The latest season was horrible in comparison to the old ones. XD

Btw, did you hear that X-Factor US signed up Jessica Simpson and Demi Lovato for their new judges? Q_Q
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lionwalker on September 05, 2012, 11:04:47 AM
Very excited, I now have all the series I mentioned. Busy getting Babylon 5 season 1. The next two months are booked!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on September 05, 2012, 11:13:12 AM
I think I might give Babylon 5 a go myself.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lionwalker on September 05, 2012, 11:18:34 AM
I think I might give Babylon 5 a go myself.

Definitely give it a go. It changes quite a bit after the first season, so try and stick it out for a bit :)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lejays17 on September 05, 2012, 01:09:47 PM
I think I might give Babylon 5 a go myself.

Definitely give it a go. It changes quite a bit after the first season, so try and stick it out for a bit :)

For sure!  We're rewatching it at ythe moment (well, I'm rewatching, Elfy's watching for the first time), and Elfy was wondering why we were bothering to start with.  I did tell him it got better, and he's enjoyed the later seasons much more.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 06, 2012, 12:41:54 AM
Most of my early misgivings with Babylon 5 were caused by Michael O'Hare. Try it out Idlewilder. If you can get past the first season you'll thoroughly enjoy it. The first season is not actually bad, but it definitely gets better from season 2 on.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 06, 2012, 06:37:36 AM
Re-watching Modern Family, and currently at Season 3 of Sons of Anarchy. Amazing show.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 06, 2012, 11:46:19 PM
Re-watching Modern Family, and currently at Season 3 of Sons of Anarchy. Amazing show.
SoA is great, and it just seems to keep getting better. I sometimes think of it as an epic fantasy with motorbikes, seriously it does have a lot of the same elements.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 07, 2012, 06:36:56 AM
Re-watching Modern Family, and currently at Season 3 of Sons of Anarchy. Amazing show.
SoA is great, and it just seems to keep getting better. I sometimes think of it as an epic fantasy with motorbikes, seriously it does have a lot of the same elements.

Aye. Sure is on an epic scale. My favorite characters so far are pretty much every character. xD
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on September 07, 2012, 08:51:05 AM
and currently at Season 3 of Sons of Anarchy. Amazing show.

Glad you're enjoying it dude. I can safely say that season 4 of Sons of Anarchy ranks with the final season of The Shield, the third season of The Wire and whatever season Breaking Bad is being awesome on as a favourite of all time.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 07, 2012, 10:25:17 AM
and currently at Season 3 of Sons of Anarchy. Amazing show.

Glad you're enjoying it dude. I can safely say that season 4 of Sons of Anarchy ranks with the final season of The Shield, the third season of The Wire and whatever season Breaking Bad is being awesome on as a favourite of all time.

Enjoy!

Just watched Season 3 episode 7 when they were getting ready to head to Belfast, and I have to say, it's doubtful it can be any better than that. xD But after experiencing this same feeling about twenty times, I know SoA can probably top that. :)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 07, 2012, 05:49:53 PM
Three episodes later, I've already found a better episode. The scene where John Teller's former lover grabs Cherry by the neck and says, "Never lie to the club," was just amazing. Absolutely brilliant scene.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on September 07, 2012, 10:09:39 PM
Just watched Season 3 episode 7 when they were getting ready to head to Belfast, and I have to say, it's doubtful it can be any better than that. xD But after experiencing this same feeling about twenty times, I know SoA can probably top that. :)

Oh it really does.  ;)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 08, 2012, 02:12:42 AM
Yeah, I thought Season 4 of SoA was even better than Season 3. Anyone else watch Justified? We're a bit behind, just started Season 3, but that's a great show. I do like Raylan's philosophy of shoot first and ask questions later if the perp is still alive, given the people that he often comes against it's probably the only thing that keeps him alive.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 08, 2012, 11:43:41 AM
Yeah, I thought Season 4 of SoA was even better than Season 3. Anyone else watch Justified? We're a bit behind, just started Season 3, but that's a great show. I do like Raylan's philosophy of shoot first and ask questions later if the perp is still alive, given the people that he often comes against it's probably the only thing that keeps him alive.

I actually plan on watching Justified after finishing Sons of Anarchy. I've already watched the first few episodes, and as always, Timothy Olyphant is awesome. xD
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 08, 2012, 11:52:31 AM
Just reminded me of one of my favorite lines which came from Justified.


"I guess I just never thought of myself as an angry man."

"Honestly? You're the angriest man I've ever known."

That line just blew my mind. Great scene. xD
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 11, 2012, 10:05:00 AM
Just finished the season finale of Sons of Anarchy a few days ago. I've been watching the Shield. Wonderful show. The character that Kurt Sutter (The creator of Sons of Anarchy, also portrays "Otto" Delaney, as well as Margos in The Shield) portrays is just chilling. Amazing concept. I really like Vic and Shane. Especially Shane since his character is quite different from the character he plays on Justified, and I like seeing actors play different roles. I had the same feeling when I saw Titus Welliver (Man in Black from Lost, guest starred on Grimm, and portrayed Jimmy on SoA) on Sons of Anarchy talking with a Scottish accent. xD

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on September 11, 2012, 10:38:08 AM
I had the same feeling when I saw Titus Welliver (Man in Black from Lost, guest starred on Grimm, and portrayed Jimmy on SoA) on Sons of Anarchy talking with a Scottish accent. xD

It was an irish accent.  ;) And a godawful one at that.

The Shield is one of my favourite shows. The series finale is my favourite ever.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 12, 2012, 01:07:12 AM
Just finished the season finale of Sons of Anarchy a few days ago. I've been watching the Shield. Wonderful show. The character that Kurt Sutter (The creator of Sons of Anarchy, also portrays "Otto" Delaney, as well as Margos in The Shield) portrays is just chilling. Amazing concept. I really like Vic and Shane. Especially Shane since his character is quite different from the character he plays on Justified, and I like seeing actors play different roles. I had the same feeling when I saw Titus Welliver (Man in Black from Lost, guest starred on Grimm, and portrayed Jimmy on SoA) on Sons of Anarchy talking with a Scottish accent. xD


Did you see Stephen King's little cameo in SoA? I almost didn't pick up on it, but it was very cool.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 12, 2012, 02:27:09 AM
I saw the previews to this new mini-series (which turned out to be two episodes) called Coma. It looked promising. My mother had read one of the author's books. She recommended it to me. So in my unassuming mood, I went ahead and watched it.

DO NOT MAKE MY MISTAKE.

The plot's there. The mystery and intruige is there. But the MC is one of the most annoying person's I've ever seen. She is so so so so so so so stupid. (Sorry about the emphasis, but words can't describe her stupidity.)

In a nutshell, do not watch the trash called Coma. The MC ticked me off so badly that I wanted her to die a painful death at the end. It ruined the whole story for me. /rant's over with now.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 12, 2012, 06:57:34 AM
I saw the previews to this new mini-series (which turned out to be two episodes) called Coma. It looked promising. My mother had read one of the author's books. She recommended it to me. So in my unassuming mood, I went ahead and watched it.

DO NOT MAKE MY MISTAKE.

The plot's there. The mystery and intruige is there. But the MC is one of the most annoying person's I've ever seen. She is so so so so so so so stupid. (Sorry about the emphasis, but words can't describe her stupidity.)

In a nutshell, do not watch the trash called Coma. The MC ticked me off so badly that I wanted her to die a painful death at the end. It ruined the whole story for me. /rant's over with now.

I always hate it when that happens.

And yeah, I almost missed Stephen King, since I doubted he would guest star on SoA. So, I looked up his imdb page, and boom, 2010, SoA as Bachman. Completely surprised. xD

Guys, new episode of Sons of Anarchy is out today. -runs to watch it-
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on September 12, 2012, 08:21:00 AM
Guys, new episode of Sons of Anarchy is out today. -runs to watch it-

Not in the UK unfortunately! No Spoilers please!  ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 12, 2012, 08:26:25 AM
Guys, new episode of Sons of Anarchy is out today. -runs to watch it-

Not in the UK unfortunately! No Spoilers please!  ;D

http://watchseries.eu/episode/sons_of_anarchy_s5_e1-196179.html (http://watchseries.eu/episode/sons_of_anarchy_s5_e1-196179.html)

Use Filenuke. xD

I don't have any cable in Vienna, so I've learned to watch online. For free, at that. ;)

EDIT: If you want to re-watch any old episodes or watch any other show, I suggest you use these links if they are available: Gorillavid, Movpod, Daclips, Putlocker, and Sockshare. Use these sites to find those links:

http://watchseries.eu/ (http://watchseries.eu/)

http://www.tv-links.eu/ (http://www.tv-links.eu/)

I myself prefer watch series and Gorillavid, Movpod, and Daclips links. They're the three fastest. Enjoy.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 12, 2012, 08:59:25 AM
It starts here on Sunday, really looking forward to it. I've missed my weekly dose of the Sons and I'm very eager to see what S5 has in store for the club and it's members.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 12, 2012, 01:06:24 PM
It starts here on Sunday, really looking forward to it. I've missed my weekly dose of the Sons and I'm very eager to see what S5 has in store for the club and it's members.

I'm just gonna say that if you've liked the past seasons so far, you won't be disappointed.

So, I'm on season 3 of the Shield, and I'm really starting to dislike Claudette. She was pretty cool in the beginning, but she's always on Vic's case. It was different with Aceveda, since he conceded to Vic when the time called for it, but Claudette is looking for any reason to shut down the Strike Team. Dutch is hilarious. I was surprised that I started to like his character after watching him portray a psycho on Sons of Anarchy. Great acting.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on September 12, 2012, 01:15:46 PM
It starts here on Sunday, really looking forward to it. I've missed my weekly dose of the Sons and I'm very eager to see what S5 has in store for the club and it's members.

I'm just gonna say that if you've liked the past seasons so far, you won't be disappointed.

So, I'm on season 3 of the Shield, and I'm really starting to dislike Claudette. She was pretty cool in the beginning, but she's always on Vic's case. It was different with Aceveda, since he conceded to Vic when the time called for it, but Claudette is looking for any reason to shut down the Strike Team. Dutch is hilarious. I was surprised that I started to like his character after watching him portray a psycho on Sons of Anarchy. Great acting.

Was the other way round for me: seeing Dutch as a psycho in SoA freaked me out.  :D Claudette is a slightly grating character a times, but somebody needs to do the right thing and call Vic on what he has been doing.  ;)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 12, 2012, 01:20:58 PM
They've done some pretty decent realism in SoA, one of the Sons is or was an actual member of the Hells Angels.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 12, 2012, 01:22:36 PM
They've done some pretty decent realism in SoA, one of the Sons is or was an actual member of the Hells Angels.

Aye. The actor portraying Lenny "the Pimp" who supposedly killed three ATF agents and is one of the last First 9 alive was a member of Hell's Angels.

@Idlewilder. I see her as Lisa from the Simpsons. There has to be a droning voice to hold back the awesomeness, or you might get a seizure from too much exposure. xD
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on September 13, 2012, 08:22:31 PM
I watched Revolution, created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural), directed by Jon Favreau, and Produced by J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost, Alcatraz, Star Trek). Wrote what I felt about it here - http://dullboredom.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/revolution-tv-series-review/ (http://dullboredom.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/revolution-tv-series-review/)

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: K.Trian on October 21, 2012, 11:19:05 AM
In our household, me and my hubbie tend to follow several series and depending on the mood, pick one of them. Right now it's JAG, Futurama, and BBC's Goodness Gracious Me. The first two we've watched multiple times but we never seem to get all that bored with them.

Of course watching Supernatural will continue now as the new season began.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lejays17 on November 15, 2012, 07:22:34 AM
Elfy and I watch quite a lot of TV in various genres.  We watch a fair bit of "serious" drama (Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire being two at the moment), and to leaven the heaviness, we also have what we class as "bad TV", which are generally series that aren't comedy/sitcoms but that we can watch and shout at the screen when the characters do stupid things, and have a general laugh at.  We've also noticed that with most of these series that the main character is wooden (and usually an awful actor), but the supposting cast make up for it.  Previous entrants in this category are "Robin Hood" (the most current UK series), "Legend of the Seeker" (which had the added bonus of being able to play "spot the Aussie" in the smaller parts  ;D), "Teen Wolf", "The Secret Circle", and "Merlin" (I dispute this one, but there are episodes which difinately qualify)

Anyway, our current "bad TV" is "Sinbad", which is highly amusing for all the wrong reasons.

And I'm watching my way through Old Dr Who, I'm up to the one with the giant Maggots (Jon Pertwee era - The Green Death)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on November 15, 2012, 11:25:09 PM
Elfy and I watch quite a lot of TV in various genres.  We watch a fair bit of "serious" drama (Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire being two at the moment), and to leaven the heaviness, we also have what we class as "bad TV", which are generally series that aren't comedy/sitcoms but that we can watch and shout at the screen when the characters do stupid things, and have a general laugh at.  We've also noticed that with most of these series that the main character is wooden (and usually an awful actor), but the supposting cast make up for it.  Previous entrants in this category are "Robin Hood" (the most current UK series), "Legend of the Seeker" (which had the added bonus of being able to play "spot the Aussie" in the smaller parts  ;D), "Teen Wolf", "The Secret Circle", and "Merlin" (I dispute this one, but there are episodes which difinately qualify)

Anyway, our current "bad TV" is "Sinbad", which is highly amusing for all the wrong reasons.

And I'm watching my way through Old Dr Who, I'm up to the one with the giant Maggots (Jon Pertwee era - The Green Death)
Merlin does have the advantage of having a fairly good cast. After the first series of Teen Wolf they worked out the lead actor couldn't act and managed to give all the bits that required acting to the other cast members.   
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jaedia on December 19, 2012, 11:23:08 PM
I'm working my way through Supernatural, at the moment a few episodes into season 4. I was finding it a bit long and formulaic for a bit and then boom! Addicted. We'll be catching up on the recent Doctor Who series tomorrow night as well, in preparation for the Christmas episode.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on December 20, 2012, 11:58:21 AM
I'm working my way through Supernatural, at the moment a few episodes into season 4. I was finding it a bit long and formulaic for a bit and then boom! Addicted. We'll be catching up on the recent Doctor Who series tomorrow night as well, in preparation for the Christmas episode.

I actually started watching Supernatural about a year before I really liked it. I watched the first few episodes and was very meh about it. Started it again the year after that, and watched four seasons straight. Then stopped. And six months after that, watched the rest of the seasons. For me, Supernatural is just one of those shows you can't watch all the time. It depends a lot on the circumstances.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jaedia on December 20, 2012, 04:41:06 PM
I'm working my way through Supernatural, at the moment a few episodes into season 4. I was finding it a bit long and formulaic for a bit and then boom! Addicted. We'll be catching up on the recent Doctor Who series tomorrow night as well, in preparation for the Christmas episode.

I actually started watching Supernatural about a year before I really liked it. I watched the first few episodes and was very meh about it. Started it again the year after that, and watched four seasons straight. Then stopped. And six months after that, watched the rest of the seasons. For me, Supernatural is just one of those shows you can't watch all the time. It depends a lot on the circumstances.

True, taking a little break at the moment to prepare for Christmas and leave some time for reading because when I sit down to watch it I don't stop. I'm definitely a "mood watcher" though.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: DBASKLS on December 27, 2012, 06:37:58 PM
Still working my way through Fringe. I'm about a third of the way through season 3 now. Really enjoying it.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on December 27, 2012, 07:08:33 PM
Still working my way through Fringe. I'm about a third of the way through season 3 now. Really enjoying it.

Huge coincidence. I started re-watching Fringe from the first episode of Season 1 during my lunch break.  8)

Well. Yesterday, I watched Dredd, Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb, Chinatown, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Watching The Third Man right now.

Also finished season 3 of Strike Back. It actually did improve from the disaster that was season 2.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jaedia on December 27, 2012, 07:40:18 PM
A bunch of movies at the moment, it seems. Watched In Time last night which was fantastic and Life of Pi at the cinema today in 3D which was amazing.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on December 27, 2012, 10:53:17 PM
A bunch of movies at the moment, it seems. Watched In Time last night which was fantastic and Life of Pi at the cinema today in 3D which was amazing.
I really liked In Time, but it got some pretty bad press.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jaedia on December 28, 2012, 04:12:08 PM
A bunch of movies at the moment, it seems. Watched In Time last night which was fantastic and Life of Pi at the cinema today in 3D which was amazing.
I really liked In Time, but it got some pretty bad press.

Really? We all enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on December 28, 2012, 10:15:53 PM
A bunch of movies at the moment, it seems. Watched In Time last night which was fantastic and Life of Pi at the cinema today in 3D which was amazing.
I really liked In Time, but it got some pretty bad press.

Really? We all enjoyed it.
We did too. It was actually one of my Hugo noms for long form.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on January 19, 2013, 04:08:23 PM
I got a few genre-based shows on DVD fo Christmas and in the sales. Farscape the complete collection, Battlestar Galactica complete collection and Jericho. Not sure what to start first or when I'll have the time!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Autumn2May on January 19, 2013, 08:00:16 PM
Just watched an interesting movie last weekend on Netflix called Bunraku (2010). It's a post-apocalyptic, American samurai movie, where gangs use swords instead of guns, because guns have been outlawed. The interesting part is it's set up like a play and all the backgrounds and scene changes are made of origami paper! It was a lot of fun to watch and it had Ron Perlman as the bad guy and Woody Harrelson as the bartender. The main characters were a cowboy (without a gun) and a samurai (without a sword). Worth checking out if you want to try something different. :)

You can watch the trailer on IMDB, but it's much less cheesy than the trailer shows it to be. And the fight scenes are pretty cool. :) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1181795/
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on January 19, 2013, 08:20:04 PM
Just watched an interesting movie last weekend on Netflix called Bunraku (2010). It's a post-apocalyptic, American samurai movie, where gangs use swords instead of guns, because guns have been outlawed. The interesting part is it's set up like a play and all the backgrounds and scene changes are made of origami paper! It was a lot of fun to watch and it had Ron Perlman as the bad guy and Woody Harrelson as the bartender. The main characters were a cowboy (without a gun) and a samurai (without a sword). Worth checking out if you want to try something different. :)

You can watch the trailer on IMDB, but it's much less cheesy than the trailer shows it to be. And the fight scenes are pretty cool. :) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1181795/

Sounds pretty cool - could be one to watch once the snow inevitably hits the north of Scotland!  :)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jeni on January 19, 2013, 09:00:56 PM
About to watch The Hobbit.

Don't really remember much of this book, judging from the trailers I've seen, but maybe it'll come back to me as I watch.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on January 19, 2013, 11:25:03 PM
It's okay, Jeni. There's a lot in the film that was never in the book.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lejays17 on January 19, 2013, 11:53:15 PM
We've just finished the second series of Alphas, and are really hacked-off that it was left on a massive cliff, and has been cancelled, so we will never find out what was supposed ti happen next!  >:(

But mostly this week we've been watching the Australian Open tennis.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jeni on January 20, 2013, 12:29:13 AM
It's okay, Jeni. There's a lot in the film that was never in the book.

'Okay' is probably the best description of this film I've seen  :)

It was waaaaay too long, and I got a bit restless before the film was halfway through. Visually stunning though and I thought that Martin Freeman was good.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on January 20, 2013, 04:27:03 AM
It's okay, Jeni. There's a lot in the film that was never in the book.

'Okay' is probably the best description of this film I've seen  :)

It was waaaaay too long, and I got a bit restless before the film was halfway through. Visually stunning though and I thought that Martin Freeman was good.
It was too long and you just know Gollum will be somehow shoehorned into the other two films. It was easy enough to watch though and could have been far worse. My personal favourite was Aidan Turner, even though he comes across more as a short elf than a young dwarf.
I agree with Lejays about Alphas, that was seriously evil.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jeni on January 20, 2013, 11:25:18 AM
It's okay, Jeni. There's a lot in the film that was never in the book.

'Okay' is probably the best description of this film I've seen  :)

It was waaaaay too long, and I got a bit restless before the film was halfway through. Visually stunning though and I thought that Martin Freeman was good.
It was too long and you just know Gollum will be somehow shoehorned into the other two films. It was easy enough to watch though and could have been far worse. My personal favourite was Aidan Turner, even though he comes across more as a short elf than a young dwarf.
I agree with Lejays about Alphas, that was seriously evil.

I'm hoping that I'll enjoy the next episode of the trilogy more as I really don't remember anything about Smaug from the book. Aiden Turner was funny but I kept expecting him to sprout fangs  ::) and I'm still convinced that Hugo Weaving would have been a much better choice to play Aragorn in LotR.

I've only seen the first series of Alphas but I did enjoy it and was planning to find time for series 2 until I told my brother it had been cancelled a couple of days ago and he said the same thing about the ending. Oh well, nevermind.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jian on January 20, 2013, 11:40:21 AM
We've just finished the second series of Alphas, and are really hacked-off that it was left on a massive cliff, and has been cancelled, so we will never find out what was supposed ti happen next!  >:(

But mostly this week we've been watching the Australian Open tennis.

Oh, damn. I was looking forward to the second season finishing off before watching it. I'm so disappointed that it was cancelled.

Watching Supernatural again. Grey's Anatomy is getting better and better. Bones is still great. Also happy to hear that it's already been renewed. Watching Go On, Matthew Perry's new show. It's pretty good. I'm going to start watching White Collar again because there's a new episode on Tuesday (technically, I can only watch it a day after its original release, though). I still watch Modern Family, even though there have only been two good episodes this entire season.

Liking the Neighbors a lot. All the critics hate it (or at least indifferent about it), but the ratings are pretty good. Also watching Castle.

The new episode of Suits was a bit of a bust. I've told my family to hold off on watching it because it'd probably tick 'em off. The new episode of Archer was great.

Watching 30 Rock, as well. It's rather sad, though, knowing that this is the last season. I'm waiting for Fringe to finish (this is the last season) before I start rewatching it from the beginning.

Watching Anger Management. It's Charlie Sheen's new show. Pretty good, I have to say. FX has ordered over a hundred episodes in advance, making history. That's about it.

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Charlemagne on January 20, 2013, 06:02:52 PM
Unlike Jian, I'm only on Season 2 of 30 Rock, and loving every second of it. Also watching a bunch of old movies, like Tim Burton's Batman and Top Gun.

Also, received confirmation the other day that the new Arrested Development episodes will be released in May! So excited!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: anachronoxian on January 20, 2013, 06:54:59 PM
Firefly... and I love it! Have the entire season on Netflix. I don't know how I missed this, great characters, good tension.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: DBASKLS on January 20, 2013, 08:43:21 PM
Firefly... and I love it! Have the entire season on Netflix. I don't know how I missed this, great characters, good tension.

It's brilliant isn't it? Classic Joss Whedon.

We've started watching "Person of Interest" another J J Abrams show. We're only 3 episodes in but I'm enjoying it.
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Post by: anachronoxian on January 20, 2013, 09:16:40 PM
Firefly... and I love it! Have the entire season on Netflix. I don't know how I missed this, great characters, good tension.

It's brilliant isn't it? Classic Joss Whedon.

We've started watching "Person of Interest" another J J Abrams show. We're only 3 episodes in but I'm enjoying it.

The moral tensions are very strong, and I just love Mal's twisted humour. He's crooked but with a moral backbone. I feel like I am watching myself as a space brigand. ;)

I'll check out Person of Interest, very impressed with this show.
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Post by: Charlemagne on January 20, 2013, 09:50:28 PM
Firefly... and I love it! Have the entire season on Netflix. I don't know how I missed this, great characters, good tension.

It's brilliant isn't it? Classic Joss Whedon.

We've started watching "Person of Interest" another J J Abrams show. We're only 3 episodes in but I'm enjoying it.

The moral tensions are very strong, and I just love Mal's twisted humour. He's crooked but with a moral backbone. I feel like I am watching myself as a space brigand. ;)

I'll check out Person of Interest, very impressed with this show.

Firefly is one of my all-time favorite shows, along with the good seasons of Doctor Who, and Arrested Development (and to be frank, it's probably better than both).
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Post by: anachronoxian on January 20, 2013, 10:00:19 PM
Firefly... and I love it! Have the entire season on Netflix. I don't know how I missed this, great characters, good tension.

It's brilliant isn't it? Classic Joss Whedon.

We've started watching "Person of Interest" another J J Abrams show. We're only 3 episodes in but I'm enjoying it.

The moral tensions are very strong, and I just love Mal's twisted humour. He's crooked but with a moral backbone. I feel like I am watching myself as a space brigand. ;)

I'll check out Person of Interest, very impressed with this show.

Firefly is one of my all-time favorite shows, along with the good seasons of Doctor Who, and Arrested Development (and to be frank, it's probably better than both).

Arrested Development is superb. Both my son (16) and I enjoy it. I "don't" watch regular TV. It has to be exceptional, life's too short to watch junk TV.

I've been eyeing the Dr Who series on Netflix, I think I will dig into that after Firefly.
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Post by: Jaedia on January 21, 2013, 12:25:33 AM
Still watching Supernatural.. but near the end now! Or well, almost up-to-date anyway. I bought myself the boxset of seasons 1-7 so I have all of the extras to enjoy now as well.
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Post by: Jeni on January 21, 2013, 12:32:13 AM
I saw Seven Psychopaths today. Not as good as In Bruges, but still chuckletastic and definitely worth watching.
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Post by: Nighteyes on January 27, 2013, 10:35:32 PM
I'm really into Community right now.
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Post by: Fallen One on January 27, 2013, 10:41:28 PM

 Gonna start season three of Father Ted :D
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Post by: Jeni on January 28, 2013, 03:07:39 AM
I'm really into Community right now.

One of the guys I was working with this past week recommended that series to me - he loves it, but I'd never heard of it tbh.
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Post by: Seregris on January 28, 2013, 03:38:29 AM
Downtown Abbey Season 3 on TPT 2.

Someone just died! :'(
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Post by: Elfy on January 28, 2013, 04:02:03 AM
Toying with the idea of watching Veronica Mars from the start again.
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Post by: Jaedia on January 28, 2013, 03:03:58 PM
A few movies aand need to catch up on Merlin. Watched Brave the other night, loved it. :D Also considering rewatching Game of Thrones so other half can finally see the ending.
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Post by: Spencer on January 28, 2013, 04:20:54 PM
Right now I'm watching Californication, Archer and Utopia. I'm really enjoying Utopia but I can see how they could bungle the plot. I also watched the documentary Senna last week (which was great).
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Post by: Jeni on January 28, 2013, 09:37:38 PM
Mrs Brown's Boys. It's buckin funny!  ;D
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Post by: Idlewilder on January 28, 2013, 09:39:52 PM
Finally gotten around to starting Fringe Season 3.
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Post by: Jaedia on January 28, 2013, 11:24:17 PM
Mrs Brown's Boys. It's buckin funny!  ;D

I really didn't think I'd like Mrs Brown's Boys, that kind of comedy usually doesn't grab me but my dad made me watch it over Christmas and actually it's not half bad! :D Nice comfort comedy, for sure.
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Post by: Javna on January 30, 2013, 02:05:11 AM
Currently I'm watching:
- White Collar
- Supernatural
- Leverage (Pretty sad about it ending)
- Community
- Game of Thrones
-Walking Dead
-Suits
- Raising Hope
- Daily Show
- Colbert Report
- How I met your Mother
.... and many more... but these are just the ones I've seen lately


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Post by: Doctor_Chill on January 30, 2013, 02:49:04 AM
The Following. Jian can attest to this amazing-ness show.
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Post by: Stars Cascade on January 30, 2013, 09:37:32 AM
I'm loving my 'Big Bang Theory' boxset. I love Sheldon :)

Leverage is ending, since when!? :(

Game Of Thrones returns in April, which makes me a very happy girl :D

White Collar. - Matt Bommer 'nuff said. ;)

Criminal Minds - Dr Reid. <3

And a bunch of random background noise/time filler shows when I have nothing better to do/housework to be getting on with!!
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Post by: Jian on January 30, 2013, 09:44:20 AM
I'm loving my 'Big Bang Theory' boxset. I love Sheldon :)

Leverage is ending, since when!? :(

Game Of Thrones returns in April, which makes me a very happy girl :D

White Collar. - Matt Bommer 'nuff said. ;)

Criminal Minds - Dr Reid. <3

And a bunch of random background noise/time filler shows when I have nothing better to do/housework to be getting on with!!

Watching White Collar as well.  :)

Yeah, I heard Leverage was on its last season. All Leverage fans should try Hustle, though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379632/

Great show. It's eight seasons long, so you'd have a lot of episodes to watch.

I'm thinking of watching Buffy since I've heard lots of good things about it. (And because I just finished season 1 of House of Lies, and have nothing else to watch!)

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Post by: shieldfire on January 30, 2013, 11:05:17 AM
Game of Thrones, when I'm not too tired (it's aired pretty late for some reason ;-)). Wife watches Once Upon a time, which has reached season two here. Seams more fun than season one to be honest.

Waiting for the rest of the last season of Supernatural(?) . And then Fringe coming to a close.

Tapatalked - might contain weirder text than usual.

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Post by: Ronebean on February 17, 2013, 01:54:35 AM
The Walking Dead and Ripper Street
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Post by: Charlemagne on February 17, 2013, 07:31:43 PM
Just started the Netflix-exclusive show House of Cards, with Kevin Spacey. It is absolutely phenomenal. Some great acting (mostly by Spacey), morally ambiguous characters (always fun), some innovative camerawork (a lot of breaking the fourth wall, even in the middle of the scene), and just overall awesomeness. There are no guns or fighting of any kind. Just politics that Machiavelli would be proud of.
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Post by: Idlewilder on February 17, 2013, 10:56:23 PM
Just started the Netflix-exclusive show House of Cards, with Kevin Spacey. It is absolutely phenomenal. Some great acting (mostly by Spacey), morally ambiguous characters (always fun), some innovative camerawork (a lot of breaking the fourth wall, even in the middle of the scene), and just overall awesomeness. There are no guns or fighting of any kind. Just politics that Machiavelli would be proud of.

You should check out the original UK series - so sinister it's great. 20 years old.now!
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Post by: Charlemagne on February 17, 2013, 11:40:58 PM
Just started the Netflix-exclusive show House of Cards, with Kevin Spacey. It is absolutely phenomenal. Some great acting (mostly by Spacey), morally ambiguous characters (always fun), some innovative camerawork (a lot of breaking the fourth wall, even in the middle of the scene), and just overall awesomeness. There are no guns or fighting of any kind. Just politics that Machiavelli would be proud of.

You should check out the original UK series - so sinister it's great. 20 years old.now!

There was a UK version first? Consider me interested!
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Post by: Jeni on February 18, 2013, 07:56:15 AM
Just started the Netflix-exclusive show House of Cards, with Kevin Spacey. It is absolutely phenomenal. Some great acting (mostly by Spacey), morally ambiguous characters (always fun), some innovative camerawork (a lot of breaking the fourth wall, even in the middle of the scene), and just overall awesomeness. There are no guns or fighting of any kind. Just politics that Machiavelli would be proud of.

You should check out the original UK series - so sinister it's great. 20 years old.now!

There was a UK version first? Consider me interested!

Are you talking about the same House of Cards that was written by (Lord) Michael Dobbs which the BBC turned into a mini-series back in the 90's? There were 2 sequels which the BBC also serialised. I have the books but I've never read them.

Eta: the second book is titled To Play the King, and the third is The Final Cut.
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Post by: Charlemagne on February 18, 2013, 10:07:48 PM
Just started the Netflix-exclusive show House of Cards, with Kevin Spacey. It is absolutely phenomenal. Some great acting (mostly by Spacey), morally ambiguous characters (always fun), some innovative camerawork (a lot of breaking the fourth wall, even in the middle of the scene), and just overall awesomeness. There are no guns or fighting of any kind. Just politics that Machiavelli would be proud of.

You should check out the original UK series - so sinister it's great. 20 years old.now!

There was a UK version first? Consider me interested!

Are you talking about the same House of Cards that was written by (Lord) Michael Dobbs which the BBC turned into a mini-series back in the 90's? There were 2 sequels which the BBC also serialised. I have the books but I've never read them.

Eta: the second book is titled To Play the King, and the third is The Final Cut.

Yes... and no. I assume that this miniseries is the British version Wilder was referring to, but the one I'm talking about is the American one just released exclusively on Netflix on February 1st, with Kevin Spacey. I'm now interested in the books, but I've never actually heard anything about them.
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Post by: Idlewilder on February 18, 2013, 10:43:14 PM
Just started the Netflix-exclusive show House of Cards, with Kevin Spacey. It is absolutely phenomenal. Some great acting (mostly by Spacey), morally ambiguous characters (always fun), some innovative camerawork (a lot of breaking the fourth wall, even in the middle of the scene), and just overall awesomeness. There are no guns or fighting of any kind. Just politics that Machiavelli would be proud of.

You should check out the original UK series - so sinister it's great. 20 years old.now!

There was a UK version first? Consider me interested!

Are you talking about the same House of Cards that was written by (Lord) Michael Dobbs which the BBC turned into a mini-series back in the 90's? There were 2 sequels which the BBC also serialised. I have the books but I've never read them.

Eta: the second book is titled To Play the King, and the third is The Final Cut.

That's the one! Starred Ian Richardson.
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Post by: Jeni on February 19, 2013, 12:47:04 AM
Just started the Netflix-exclusive show House of Cards, with Kevin Spacey. It is absolutely phenomenal. Some great acting (mostly by Spacey), morally ambiguous characters (always fun), some innovative camerawork (a lot of breaking the fourth wall, even in the middle of the scene), and just overall awesomeness. There are no guns or fighting of any kind. Just politics that Machiavelli would be proud of.

You should check out the original UK series - so sinister it's great. 20 years old.now!

There was a UK version first? Consider me interested!

Are you talking about the same House of Cards that was written by (Lord) Michael Dobbs which the BBC turned into a mini-series back in the 90's? There were 2 sequels which the BBC also serialised. I have the books but I've never read them.

Eta: the second book is titled To Play the King, and the third is The Final Cut.

That's the one! Starred Ian Richardson.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/102597268/2013-02-18%2009.04.29.jpg)
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Post by: simonster on February 19, 2013, 06:11:37 PM
Sci-fi not fantasy, but Black Mirror is fab.
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Post by: Spencer on February 20, 2013, 09:15:11 PM
Sci-fi not fantasy, but Black Mirror is fab.

S01E01 is really bad, I think, but I enjoyed all of the others - especially S01E03.
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Post by: simonster on February 21, 2013, 09:14:48 AM
S01E01 is really bad, I think, but I enjoyed all of the others - especially S01E03.

Ah, yes, it is rather hit-and-miss (for my money S01E02 was the best) but even when it doesn't work it still manages to be interesting in ways other TV only dreams of.
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Post by: Jian on March 19, 2013, 02:46:26 PM
Watching the Pacific. One of my favorite Mini-series of all time. (Though Band of Brothers is still at the top, no matter what.)
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Post by: Feoreunn on March 27, 2013, 01:00:57 AM
Finished the first season of Banshee last week, which was pulpy fun, even if the finale was a cop-out. Now addicted to Scrubs again, and checking out the second season of the delightfully weird Wilfred.
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Post by: Jaedia on March 27, 2013, 12:03:17 PM
Watching Big Bang Theory which gives me a happy. Also watching a couple of anime. Psycho Pass, which is a dystopian, cyberpunk type anime made by the same company who brought us Ghost in the Shell. And Tamako Market which is insane and I can't really describe it.
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Post by: Idlewilder on April 06, 2013, 03:46:31 PM
Battlestar Galactica.

Frakkin' loving it.  ;)
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Post by: Elfy on April 07, 2013, 12:53:06 AM
Just finished Season 4 of Justified. There's going to be a rather large void in my TV watching until January of next year when they start showing S5. With The Walking Dead finishing and Bunheads also soon completing it's run (hopefully it will be renewed) I need to find new things to watch. GoT S3 will fill some of it.
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Post by: Jian on April 07, 2013, 11:46:05 AM
Mostly watching Revolution, re-watching Supernatural, and a few classics I was recommended.

Just finished Season 4 of Justified. There's going to be a rather large void in my TV watching until January of next year when they start showing S5. With The Walking Dead finishing and Bunheads also soon completing it's run (hopefully it will be renewed) I need to find new things to watch. GoT S3 will fill some of it.

Yeah, hope so, too. You should try Gilmore Girls, though. The creator of Bunheads also created Gilmore Girls, and I liked it quite a lot. (My sister and I still get into debates about the storyline and characters.)
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Post by: Charlemagne on April 07, 2013, 07:55:34 PM
Battlestar Galactica.

Frakkin' loving it.  ;)

I'm doing the same thing!

And have the same reaction. It's pretty fluffing awesome.  :D
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Post by: Elfy on April 07, 2013, 10:11:13 PM
Mostly watching Revolution, re-watching Supernatural, and a few classics I was recommended.

Just finished Season 4 of Justified. There's going to be a rather large void in my TV watching until January of next year when they start showing S5. With The Walking Dead finishing and Bunheads also soon completing it's run (hopefully it will be renewed) I need to find new things to watch. GoT S3 will fill some of it.

Yeah, hope so, too. You should try Gilmore Girls, though. The creator of Bunheads also created Gilmore Girls, and I liked it quite a lot. (My sister and I still get into debates about the storyline and characters.)
I became aware of that when I started watching Bunheads. I did see some GG when it first came out and it didn't click with me. Bunheads has a slightly more subversive feel about it. How can you not a like a show that has an episode titled 'No Takes Away Khaleesi's Dragons'?
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Post by: Jaedia on April 12, 2013, 05:24:14 PM
What is Bunheads exactly? Is it, like I assume, based on the YA novel about the ballerinas?
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Post by: Jian on April 12, 2013, 05:42:22 PM
What is Bunheads exactly? Is it, like I assume, based on the YA novel about the ballerinas?

I actually don't know, but it is about ballerinas. It's about this Las Vegas showgirl that gets engaged to a salesman and moves with him to his small hometown, where his mother is in charge of a dance school. It's pretty funny, and I like it. You may enjoy it. Personally, Gilmore Girls will always be my favorite (of the two), but Bunheads is very well-written, and cool.

I'm trying to look for a new show to watch, since Smash is getting cancelled, and BBT, as well as Grey's Anatomy seems like they're about to go on a hiatus.
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Post by: Fallen One on April 12, 2013, 06:25:43 PM
 Watching a bbc series called "the spy" with my girlfriend. Has anyone here seen it?

 Also, planning on watching escaflowne and martian successor nadesico, two of my many debts related to classic anime shows :P
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Post by: Elfy on April 13, 2013, 01:56:48 AM
What is Bunheads exactly? Is it, like I assume, based on the YA novel about the ballerinas?
The name is taken from the buns that the girls wear their hair in when dancing. It's a Sherman-Palladino production which is where the Gilmore Girls connection comes in. As Jian said the basic premise is about a Las Vega show girl who marries a wealthy guy from a quirky small town and moves there with him where his mother runs a dancing school on their property. Although Michelle (the show girl) is the central character after a few episodes the focus is equally divided between her and the school's four senior students: Sasha, Ginny, Melanie and Boo. It's one of the freshest things on TV. Unfortunately ABC have not yet decided whether to renew for a second season, despite calls from critics for them to do so.
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Post by: Jaedia on April 15, 2013, 06:02:34 PM
That does sound like the YA novel, then. :) Cool.
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Post by: Elfy on April 15, 2013, 10:05:27 PM
That does sound like the YA novel, then. :) Cool.
Even if it does only get the one season Jaedia, it's still worth watching.
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Post by: blendyface on April 16, 2013, 09:39:32 AM
Battlestar Galactica.

Frakkin' loving it.  ;)
YESSS
One of the only shows I can clock-in the fan!card and say I've watched several times over. Best soundtrack for a TV series, I love the music in The Dance and that one "Kara Remembers." So good. And Anders is a total hottie, jus' saying  8)

Just finished up watching Lost Girl's season finale. It's a fantasy series based in Canada (a.k.a perfection): tad rocky at the start - very Monster of the Week, but relly gets into the swing in the latter half of the first series. Also, awesomely, it's way more woman-based (like sausage-fest-lite Supernatural with a little more of an adult focus - so maybe not suitable for mini FFers) - and not in a neckbeardy way! Win-win!

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Post by: Jian on April 17, 2013, 07:19:52 PM
Watching House of Cards. I'm on Episode 2, and wow! It is incredible. Great acting, and a great story.
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Post by: Charlemagne on April 18, 2013, 02:40:22 AM
Watching House of Cards. I'm on Episode 2, and wow! It is incredible. Great acting, and a great story.

It really is. I got sidetracked by BSG, but am looking forward to getting back into it. Kevin Spacey's acting in that show is some of the best I've ever seen.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on April 18, 2013, 02:44:20 AM
Sad to hear that The Following will be leaving in a few short weeks. :(
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Post by: Elfy on April 18, 2013, 05:54:04 AM
Sad to hear that The Following will be leaving in a few short weeks. :(
I just started watching that. Is it a natural end or did it get canned?
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Post by: Jian on April 18, 2013, 07:26:12 AM
Sad to hear that The Following will be leaving in a few short weeks. :(
I just started watching that. Is it a natural end or did it get canned?

Nah, it's natural. It got renewed. Ratings are very good.
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Post by: Jaedia on April 18, 2013, 12:53:07 PM
Well ended up watching Medium with my dad last night, hadn't heard of this one but it's not bad.
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Post by: Elfy on April 19, 2013, 12:18:02 AM
Sad to hear that The Following will be leaving in a few short weeks. :(
I just started watching that. Is it a natural end or did it get canned?

Nah, it's natural. It got renewed. Ratings are very good.
Thank God for that! Had me worried there. I have a bad track record of liking things that get cancelled.
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Post by: Jian on April 19, 2013, 02:46:44 PM
Yup! If you guys are interested in another show like the Following, try Hannibal. Haven't seen it for myself, but all the comments I've read on it have been something like: "Awesome show. After the Following, never thought I'd find another show as good, but now I've found one that's even better."

I think I may give it a shot later tonight.
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Post by: Bane of Kings on April 21, 2013, 11:51:33 AM
Catching up on Supernatural having discovered this awesome show recently. Last Episode I saw was Series 1x07. It's flawed and I'm not normally a big fan of horror, but damn this is still a good show.

Also shows that I'm currently watching are:

Doctor Who Series 7P2. Mixed feelings about this series so far.

Arrow What is it with all the breaks inbetween the episodes? This is a really awesome show, even if it's plagued by its mostly weak villains.

Elementary A Modern-Day Sherlock Holmes in New York with a female Watson It's actually better than it sounds, and it's not quite as good as Sherlock and could easily be your average Detective show but it's still pretty good.

Grimm Watched the first episode over Easter, and enjoyed it a lot.

Leverage Awesome show, only seen the first two episodes so far though.

Firefly - My favourite show ever. 1/2 way through the disc set but I'm trying to drag it out as long as possible because there's only one season.
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Post by: Charlemagne on April 21, 2013, 10:17:49 PM
Finally got back into Doctor Who, having seen The Snowmen and The Bells of St. John. Really liking it so far, but I always like the episodes Moffat writes. It's the ones he doesn't write that are the problem... Anyway, really like Clara, I think she and Matt Smith are a good pair. And she has more than the appropriate level of sass that seems to be required in a sidekick (a good thing). Looking forward to Gaiman's cybermen episode this season, and of course, the Fiftieth Anniversary Episode. With David Tennant. I should stop now before I start going all mad fanboy on this post.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on April 21, 2013, 10:20:27 PM
Finally got back into Doctor Who, having seen The Snowmen and The Bells of St. John. Really liking it so far, but I always like the episodes Moffat writes. It's the ones he doesn't write that are the problem... Anyway, really like Clara, I think she and Matt Smith are a good pair. And she has more than the appropriate level of sass that seems to be required in a sidekick (a good thing). Looking forward to Gaiman's cybermen episode this season, and of course, the Fiftieth Anniversary Episode. With David Tennant. I should stop now before I start going all mad fanboy on this post.

I need to catch up on this season. *hides for fear of losing hours on Doctor Who*

This new show, Rectify, on Sundance, by the creators of Breaking Bad, looks like it's going to be really awesome. (Without as many commas.) Plus, the teaser has a Johnny Cash song. Has to be good.
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Post by: Idlewilder on April 21, 2013, 10:28:43 PM
Finally got back into Doctor Who, having seen The Snowmen and The Bells of St. John. Really liking it so far, but I always like the episodes Moffat writes. It's the ones he doesn't write that are the problem... Anyway, really like Clara, I think she and Matt Smith are a good pair. And she has more than the appropriate level of sass that seems to be required in a sidekick (a good thing). Looking forward to Gaiman's cybermen episode this season, and of course, the Fiftieth Anniversary Episode. With David Tennant. I should stop now before I start going all mad fanboy on this post.

I enjoyed the Christmas special and The Bell's of St John, thought the following 2 episodes were absolutely atrocious. "Cold War" was up there with the worst DW episodes I've ever seen. But this week's was a return to form. Best standalone story they've done this season since the Asylum of the Daleks. (I wish they'd go back to having at least a hint of an overarching storyline. This standalone "film" style thing really doesn't do it for me.)
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Post by: Charlemagne on April 21, 2013, 11:30:49 PM
Finally got back into Doctor Who, having seen The Snowmen and The Bells of St. John. Really liking it so far, but I always like the episodes Moffat writes. It's the ones he doesn't write that are the problem... Anyway, really like Clara, I think she and Matt Smith are a good pair. And she has more than the appropriate level of sass that seems to be required in a sidekick (a good thing). Looking forward to Gaiman's cybermen episode this season, and of course, the Fiftieth Anniversary Episode. With David Tennant. I should stop now before I start going all mad fanboy on this post.

I enjoyed the Christmas special and The Bell's of St John, thought the following 2 episodes were absolutely atrocious. "Cold War" was up there with the worst DW episodes I've ever seen. But this week's was a return to form. Best standalone story they've done this season since the Asylum of the Daleks. (I wish they'd go back to having at least a hint of an overarching storyline. This standalone "film" style thing really doesn't do it for me.)

You can always tell when Moffat wasn't the one writing (it almost makes me mad at Sherlock for taking him away), there's such a huge dropoff in quality, and the show often doesn't quite seem to be quite as sure of itself. The actors never seem as good, and the classiness (if DW can be considered classy) takes a nosedive.

I'd also love to see a return to the semi-overarching plotlines of the RTD era: Bad Wolf, Torchwood, Harry Saxon, Rose's return, etc. It was a better set up than this, which is either a completely stand-alone episode or one that follows a storyline completely. There's no subtlety in it anymore.
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Post by: Elfy on April 21, 2013, 11:56:36 PM


Elementary A Modern-Day Sherlock Holmes in New York with a female Watson It's actually better than it sounds, and it's not quite as good as Sherlock and could easily be your average Detective show but it's still pretty good.


Being down here in Australia we tend to be way behind on things, and you've probably all seen this episode. We watch Elementary, I find it a pretty light weight cop show with a quirky detective, if not for the main character happening to be called Sherlock Holmes it wouldn't be much different from Psych and The Mentalist. Anyway personal feelings aside there was a recent episode we saw featuring a security firm called Casterly Rock. I think it may have been spelled differently to avoid any lawsuits, but we got a good laugh out of that. Elements from that series are moving into the common vernacular.

On other things how damn good is The Following?

I also really liked the 3rd episode of Doctor Who, Hide. I got a bit worried when I saw that Neil Cross had written it, because he also did the dreadful Rings of Akhnaten, but this was one of the best recent episodes I've seen.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on April 22, 2013, 01:36:24 AM
On other things how damn good is The Following?

Better than I expected. Imagine a Magnificent Bastard as an author, playing off the cliches such as the alchoholic cop and the very, very protective mother. Add in some reasonably intelligent characters (Kevin Bacon) and some decent character development, and you have a pretty good show.

I have come to terms with the fact that it's shortened for a good reason; the overarching plot deals better in the short run than the many episodic cop stories that go on and on, like the Mentalist. (But the Mentalist is one of my favorite shows.)
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Post by: Elfy on April 22, 2013, 02:41:01 AM
On other things how damn good is The Following?

Better than I expected. Imagine a Magnificent Bastard as an author, playing off the cliches such as the alchoholic cop and the very, very protective mother. Add in some reasonably intelligent characters (Kevin Bacon) and some decent character development, and you have a pretty good show.

I have come to terms with the fact that it's shortened for a good reason; the overarching plot deals better in the short run than the many episodic cop stories that go on and on, like the Mentalist. (But the Mentalist is one of my favorite shows.)
James Purefoy is perfectly cast though, he's a very good looking bloke and a damn good actor. It's quite believable that people would fall under his spell. The girl with the short red hair is also really chilling and I was already predisposed to like Natalie Zea from her turn in Justified as Raylan's estranged wife.
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Post by: Jian on April 22, 2013, 07:34:07 AM
I hope no one holds it against me, but here's my old review of the Following. http://dullboredom.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/the-following-tv-premiere/

In case anyone's interested.
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Post by: blendyface on April 24, 2013, 02:52:45 PM
Finally got back into Doctor Who, having seen The Snowmen and The Bells of St. John. Really liking it so far, but I always like the episodes Moffat writes. It's the ones he doesn't write that are the problem... Anyway, really like Clara, I think she and Matt Smith are a good pair. And she has more than the appropriate level of sass that seems to be required in a sidekick (a good thing). Looking forward to Gaiman's cybermen episode this season, and of course, the Fiftieth Anniversary Episode. With David Tennant. I should stop now before I start going all mad fanboy on this post.

I enjoyed the Christmas special and The Bell's of St John, thought the following 2 episodes were absolutely atrocious. "Cold War" was up there with the worst DW episodes I've ever seen. But this week's was a return to form. Best standalone story they've done this season since the Asylum of the Daleks. (I wish they'd go back to having at least a hint of an overarching storyline. This standalone "film" style thing really doesn't do it for me.)

You can always tell when Moffat wasn't the one writing (it almost makes me mad at Sherlock for taking him away), there's such a huge dropoff in quality, and the show often doesn't quite seem to be quite as sure of itself. The actors never seem as good, and the classiness (if DW can be considered classy) takes a nosedive.

I'd also love to see a return to the semi-overarching plotlines of the RTD era: Bad Wolf, Torchwood, Harry Saxon, Rose's return, etc. It was a better set up than this, which is either a completely stand-alone episode or one that follows a storyline completely. There's no subtlety in it anymore.

Agreed, a thousand-times agreed!
That said, I don't watch DW at all anymore. Moffat tanked it for me, I find his...approach far too egocentric and it seems like every female character he writes is a thinly veiled Special Sassy Girl clone (Clara is basically a mix of Amy and River Song). I enjoyed the companions of RTD's era: Rose wasn't "special" at the start, and she had a family and a background we got to see - the latest companions all seem so removed from having a personal history - and Donna was great, for, y'know not being a damn love interest and for being actually funny and snappy (as opposed to sassy, which I perceive a poor man's wit), and I loved Martha, too. There was a warmth - even if it spilled over into variable levels of taste - that I find lacking in DW post-RTD.
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Post by: Elfy on April 25, 2013, 02:07:40 AM
Started watching Defiance last night. Seen better, but seen way worse as well. Always nice to see a familiar face in Grant Bowler, okay he's a Kiwi, but he does most of his work this side of the ditch.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on April 25, 2013, 02:22:45 AM
Started watching Defiance last night. Seen better, but seen way worse as well. Always nice to see a familiar face in Grant Bowler, okay he's a Kiwi, but he does most of his work this side of the ditch.

Hmm. I felt it was going to be stupid. Bane of Kings' review of it turned me off further. Does it have any potential?

Da Vinci's Demons was okay. I don't know what their fascination with naked women traipsing around everywhere was, but I did hope (wish) Ezio would come jumping out of the shadows any minute and kill some poor sap. Maybe later in the series.
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Post by: Elfy on April 25, 2013, 03:56:50 AM
Started watching Defiance last night. Seen better, but seen way worse as well. Always nice to see a familiar face in Grant Bowler, okay he's a Kiwi, but he does most of his work this side of the ditch.

Hmm. I felt it was going to be stupid. Bane of Kings' review of it turned me off further. Does it have any potential?

Da Vinci's Demons was okay. I don't know what their fascination with naked women traipsing around everywhere was, but I did hope (wish) Ezio would come jumping out of the shadows any minute and kill some poor sap. Maybe later in the series.
I like the idea of Defiance. It actually put some thought into the idea that if an alien race did ever visit this planet, they'd take it over without too many problems and change it to suit themselves. The setting for the town that gives the show it's name is kind of interesting, rather steampunky western with aliens. The acting's not bad either. There's Bowler and his rather Han Soloish character, Jaime Murray pretty much combines elements of her H.G Wells from Warehouse 13 and the ill fated Roman woman she played in the Spartacus prequel and we've also got Graham Greene and Tony Curran (Vincent Van Gogh from the Doctor Who episode Vincent). It's also nice to see Julie Benz playing an adult who actually looks her age for once too. I do have a pretty high tolerance for crap, mind you.
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Post by: Phil Norris on April 25, 2013, 03:48:59 PM
Sad to hear that The Following will be leaving in a few short weeks. :(
I just started watching that. Is it a natural end or did it get canned?

Nah, it's natural. It got renewed. Ratings are very good.

Apparently its the top rated show on Sky Atlantic, GoT is second. I've watched from the start, was close to giving up at the halfway point cos the FBI were so stupid and Carroll's lot seemed to be everywhere and knew everything.

Glad I've stayed with it because watching everything unravel has been great, and this weeks cliffhanger with agent Parker doing a Bride was haunting (especially her crying as the credits rolled).

Finally got caught up with Revolution last night. Its OK, but cant say its setting things alight. This is a real shame considering Kripke's pedegree, I'd have expected better scripts than this. Of the main characters Charlie is the most annoying, ranging (in a few seconds) from mopey teenager, to blubbing teenager, to I'm hard as nails teenager.
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Post by: Elfy on April 26, 2013, 01:08:10 AM
Sad to hear that The Following will be leaving in a few short weeks. :(
I just started watching that. Is it a natural end or did it get canned?

Nah, it's natural. It got renewed. Ratings are very good.

Apparently its the top rated show on Sky Atlantic, GoT is second. I've watched from the start, was close to giving up at the halfway point cos the FBI were so stupid and Carroll's lot seemed to be everywhere and knew everything.

Glad I've stayed with it because watching everything unravel has been great, and this weeks cliffhanger with agent Parker doing a Bride was haunting (especially her crying as the credits rolled).

Finally got caught up with Revolution last night. Its OK, but cant say its setting things alight. This is a real shame considering Kripke's pedegree, I'd have expected better scripts than this. Of the main characters Charlie is the most annoying, ranging (in a few seconds) from mopey teenager, to blubbing teenager, to I'm hard as nails teenager.
Amen to that, Phil. Charlie falls into the TSTL (too stupid to live) category for me. It's a bit of a shame because there's a good show in Revolution trying to get out, but they keep messing it up. It's actually kind of fun to watch to see what rule of survival Charlie will break every week.
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Post by: simonster on May 15, 2013, 08:18:02 PM
Currently watching:
Game of Thrones, Season One (boxset).
Because I don't want to feel left out anymore.
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Post by: Jaedia on May 17, 2013, 12:55:27 PM
I'm back onto Vampire Diaries, catching up. One episode per day.. unless I get hooked which sometimes happens. And I just got the DvD of In Time from a friend so I will be watching that (again) asap.
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Post by: DBASKLS on May 17, 2013, 09:07:57 PM
The Big Bang Theory, Season 6. Here in the UK we're 8 episodes behind so no spoilers please!

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Post by: Charlemagne on May 17, 2013, 11:48:47 PM
Still watching Battlestar Galactica. Easily one of the best TV shows I've ever seen, it is SO FRACKING GOOD!!!
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Post by: Idlewilder on May 20, 2013, 09:19:43 AM
Still watching Battlestar Galactica. Easily one of the best TV shows I've ever seen, it is SO FRACKING GOOD!!!

I need to get cracking with BSG again! I watched up to the end of Season 2 last month.
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Post by: Fallen One on May 20, 2013, 04:24:40 PM

 The next thing I want to watch is an anime series called Sword Art Online.
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Post by: Charlemagne on May 20, 2013, 06:45:15 PM
Also watched the first episode of Sherlock over the weekend. Another masterful show. Damn it, now I have to watch that, continue my devouring of BSG, and get back into the Doctor Who swing, now that the season's over.
Ah, well. There are worse decisions in life to make.
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Post by: Jaedia on May 21, 2013, 11:46:17 AM

 The next thing I want to watch is an anime series called Sword Art Online.

I love that one, but be warned it gets a bit odd around halfway through. Love the fight scenes!
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on June 15, 2013, 03:54:25 AM
Just wanted to pop in and say The Grey is an amazing movie for all you survival wilderness buffs. (Cause I know y'all are hiding in the woodwork.)

Also, I'm not a massive Liam Neeson fan. Or sarcastic. At all.
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Post by: Jaedia on June 15, 2013, 02:54:43 PM
Watching Attack on Titan mostly, and Dates on Channel 4. Attack on Titan (or Shingeki no Kyojin if you're struggling to find it) is directed by the same peeps behind Death Note. Which honestly tells you a lot. It's about a world in which humanity was almost brought to the brink of extinction when the titans arrived, oversized man-shaped creatures anywhere between 3-20 metres tall whose only purpose seems to be to eat humans. What was left of humanity built great walls to keep them out and one day the colossal titan appears, 50 metres tall, and breaks the wall, allowing the lesser titans to breach the city. It's about three kids who join the armed forces to protect humanity against the titans and it's.. dark and weird and I just love it.
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Post by: Jeni on June 23, 2013, 02:38:03 PM
Film night tonight. So I shall be watching - Blade Runner (The Director's Cut), followed by either Aeon Flux or Existenz. :)

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Post by: simonster on June 23, 2013, 03:20:02 PM
Film night tonight. So I shall be watching - Blade Runner (The Director's Cut), followed by either Aeon Flux or Existenz. :)

Ah, eXistenZ...  Now there's a film that doesn't get as much love as it deserves. :)
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Post by: benjamindean on June 24, 2013, 06:21:58 AM
I m currently watching Alien 5.0..awesome movie!!
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Post by: Jeni on June 24, 2013, 09:12:16 AM
Film night tonight. So I shall be watching - Blade Runner (The Director's Cut), followed by either Aeon Flux or Existenz. :)

Ah, eXistenZ...  Now there's a film that doesn't get as much love as it deserves. :)

Haha - you spelled it the correct way! Yep, its a great film that not many people seem to know about - some good, funny EWWWWW! moments   ;D
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Post by: Jeni on August 10, 2013, 10:04:42 PM
Taken 2.

Its good but I keep expecting a bunch of x-men to pitch up and lend a hand.
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Post by: Anjasa on August 10, 2013, 10:46:14 PM
Just watched Elysium and really enjoyed it! Happy to see some scifi on the big screen.
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Post by: DBASKLS on August 11, 2013, 11:24:50 AM
Just started Fringe season 4  :D
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Post by: akapaoloverdi on September 17, 2013, 05:52:01 PM
TV-drama-wise I'm just approaching the end of the final season of House, then I'll be moving onto the final season of Fringe. Also have the first two seasons of French drama Braquo waiting to be watched and I'm recording the latest series of Whitechapel to view later.
Comedy-wise things are a bit thin on the ground in the UK at the moment - Nothing is jumping out, so I've started on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and might have to sneak in some Arrested Development.
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Post by: Sindran on October 03, 2013, 04:50:30 AM
I finished BBC Robin Hood a while back. I liked it over all, but the 3rd season was a bit weird for me... Guy of Gisborne made up for that though.
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Post by: DBASKLS on October 03, 2013, 08:05:34 PM
Halfway through Fringe season 5 now. Not liking this final season but I'm guessing they were cramming in everything before it got pulled.  :(
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Post by: Elfy on October 04, 2013, 12:01:00 AM
Amazingly we actually caught up with everything we had recorded. We're watching the 2nd season of Strike Back, because we had that backed up. We seem to be watching this show in reverse. We saw season 3 last year and now we're watching season 2. I think we have 1 on DVD, so we'll probably watch that when we finish season 2. We also recently watched the final season of Eureka, yet another very clever show that was probably cancelled too soon. Oh, and we usually need something light and fluffy after watching Sons of Anarchy, which 6 seasons in continues to surprise and shock.
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Post by: shieldfire on October 04, 2013, 02:19:16 PM
On telly;

Arrow
and possibly Vikings, we'll see

Then my wife bought
Fringe season 5

And I bought
Dexter season 2-3 as the online vendor had a campaign, and then I forgot the recommendation of Breaking Bad from a collegue of mine ... =/ Maybe I'll pick that up as well.

Waiting for
Supernatural, season whateveritis 8,9? to be released on DVD.
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Post by: Elfy on October 05, 2013, 02:09:35 AM
On telly;

Arrow
and possibly Vikings, we'll see

Then my wife bought
Fringe season 5

And I bought
Dexter season 2-3 as the online vendor had a campaign, and then I forgot the recommendation of Breaking Bad from a collegue of mine ... =/ Maybe I'll pick that up as well.

Waiting for
Supernatural, season whateveritis 8,9? to be released on DVD.
I actually saw Season 8 of Supernatural at a DVD store yesterday. It was a new release, so I assume the new season will be 9. I lost count of what season they were up to, as well.
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Post by: Phil Norris on October 28, 2013, 08:36:01 PM
Currently watching...

On TV
Sleepy Hollow S1
Bates Motel S1
Revolution S2
Ripper Street S2 (starts tonight BBC1 @9)
Dracula S1 (starts Thursday @ 9)
American Horror Story: Coven (starts Tuesday @ 10)

On DVD
Boardwalk Empire S1
Life On Mars S1


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Post by: sabrok on October 28, 2013, 10:18:28 PM
The Walking Dead (Which is so frustratingly slow at the moment! %$*!)
Ray Donovan
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Post by: DBASKLS on October 29, 2013, 07:35:26 PM
We finished Fringe so now we're catching up on How I Met Your Mother Season 8
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Post by: Jaedia on October 30, 2013, 12:31:54 PM
Err.. ha. Um.

Sleepy Hollow
Supernatural
Witches of East End
The Walking Dead
The Vampire Diaries
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Never Mind the Buzzcocks
The Wrong Mans
The Crazy Ones
Big Bang Theory - which I'm considering dropping *yawn*
South Park
The I.T. Crowd
That Mitchell and Webb Look
Log Horizon
Read or Die

And have a few others to try out which I haven't gotten around to yet. Lots to keep up on! :)
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Post by: DBASKLS on October 30, 2013, 06:32:57 PM

Big Bang Theory - which I'm considering dropping *yawn*


 :o :o :o :o :o Is this the new season? It airs in the UK tomorrow night - really looking forward to it :)
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Post by: Jaedia on October 31, 2013, 12:27:50 AM

Big Bang Theory - which I'm considering dropping *yawn*


 :o :o :o :o :o Is this the new season? It airs in the UK tomorrow night - really looking forward to it :)

Yeah, I really liked it until a few people ruined it for me by pointing out its' flaws and now I just see formulaic. :( Still watching at the moment though, there's something comforting about formulaic humour sometimes.
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Post by: Spartan on October 31, 2013, 05:02:46 AM
Currently watching Scandal and Blacklist, catching up on True Blood, and just starting season 2 of The Wire. I don't watch a whole lot of tv during the fall/winter due to all of the sports on, but I do watch some.
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Post by: DBASKLS on October 31, 2013, 07:38:06 PM

Yeah, I really liked it until a few people ruined it for me by pointing out its' flaws and now I just see formulaic. :( Still watching at the moment though, there's something comforting about formulaic humour sometimes.

Hate when people do that cos you can't help noticing then!
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Post by: Jaedia on October 31, 2013, 10:31:55 PM

Yeah, I really liked it until a few people ruined it for me by pointing out its' flaws and now I just see formulaic. :( Still watching at the moment though, there's something comforting about formulaic humour sometimes.

Hate when people do that cos you can't help noticing then!

Exactly!!
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Post by: DDRRead on November 01, 2013, 10:58:51 AM
As far as Fantasy goes I'm watching Misfits (not the new season, the one before), and Orphan Black. Both of which I'm enjoying. Watched one episode each of Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D and Atlantis and not sure about those, not had the urge to seek out ep 2 for either. Oh and watched Man of Steel the other day. I thought that was the best Superman movie I've ever watched, but just an average sci/fi movie.
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Post by: Phil Norris on November 01, 2013, 12:37:59 PM
Couple of new horror's started this week (if you have Sky), American Horror Story: Coven and Dracula.

AHS: Coven was interesting and suitably twisted, some great performances, most notably Kathy Bates as Madame Delphine LaLaurie.

Dracula was different, definitely a reboot from what most people would say is the accepted Dracula story. The characters are reversed and Vlad comes across more as the avenging spirit than out and out evil. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is brilliant in the role as well.


 
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Post by: Jaedia on November 01, 2013, 01:00:02 PM
Couple of new horror's started this week (if you have Sky), American Horror Story: Coven and Dracula.

AHS: Coven was interesting and suitably twisted, some great performances, most notably Kathy Bates as Madame Delphine LaLaurie.

Dracula was different, definitely a reboot from what most people would say is the accepted Dracula story. The characters are reversed and Vlad comes across more as the avenging spirit than out and out evil. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is brilliant in the role as well.
 

I watched the first episode of Dracula last night and really liked it. :) Haven't started on AHS yet though.. season 1 freaked me out too much to finish.
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Post by: Fellshot on November 18, 2013, 10:10:46 PM
I watched Europa Report today. Holy crap it was awesomely made. It's about a botched mission to one of Jupiter's moons to research the ocean beneath the surface and it managed to be scary and very, very sad at the same time. Awesome characters too.
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Post by: tebakutis on November 19, 2013, 02:59:43 PM
Really enjoyed the pilot for Almost Human. I can't imagine a cyberpunk style sci-fi show doing well with mainstream audiences, but I hope it sticks around for at least one season. This is my kind of show. I haven't watched the second episode yet, but I'm hoping it keeps up the energy and vibe from the pilot.
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Post by: DBASKLS on November 19, 2013, 08:08:52 PM
Finished How I Met Your Mother season 8 now eagerly awaiting the UK airing of season 9.
Watching Big Bang Theory.
We have Under the Dome on the Sky box so may start that next.
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Post by: DDRRead on November 20, 2013, 07:06:52 AM
Really enjoyed the pilot for Almost Human. I can't imagine a cyberpunk style sci-fi show doing well with mainstream audiences, but I hope it sticks around for at least one season. This is my kind of show. I haven't watched the second episode yet, but I'm hoping it keeps up the energy and vibe from the pilot.

Yeah I thought it was pretty good too. There was some clunk, and most of the characters are a bit generic cop show, but the two central characters are good (helps when you have Carl Urban playing your main character).
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Post by: Arry on December 11, 2013, 11:34:01 PM
I unfortunately haven't been able to read much for the past month (at least not by my standards), but that has opened up some time to try and watch some shows. This is what I've tried:

World Without End - really enjoying this
American Horror Story - I've only watched one episode, but it was good. Love Violet.
Arrow - meh. Kills time.
Breaking Bad - It's good. Reminds me of Weeds, but different. (obviously)
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on December 16, 2013, 02:50:15 AM
Geez, Man of Steel sucked. But The Hobbit 2 was awesomesauce!
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Post by: Idlewilder on December 16, 2013, 08:24:00 AM

World Without End - really enjoying this


Have you watched The Pillars of the Earth? (World Without End is the sort-of-but-barely sequel) Pretty great adaptation of one of my favourite books. Quite, erm, Thrones-y in its style, just without the dragons.  ;)
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Post by: Arry on December 16, 2013, 01:12:49 PM

World Without End - really enjoying this


Have you watched The Pillars of the Earth? (World Without End is the sort-of-but-barely sequel) Pretty great adaptation of one of my favourite books. Quite, erm, Thrones-y in its style, just without the dragons.  ;)

I haven't. World Without End is on Netflix. After I finished (absolutely loved it), I looked for Pillars of the Earth. Couldn't find it digitally anywhere, but may break down and buy the BluRays. But then I was conflicted if I should read the book instead. Definitely closer to Game of Thrones style than much of anything else I have seen/read. Could see why it would be one of your favorites. :)
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Post by: ScarletBea on January 01, 2014, 10:37:02 AM
I know it's not fantasy, but other non-fantasy series were mentioned here, so..

Sherlock Holmes today, hurrah! :D :D

BBC iplayer has got a mini-episode as anticipation for today - they say it's got hints, but I'll only be able to understand once I know, I guess...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01np1b8/Sherlock_Series_3_Sherlock_Mini_Episode_Many_Happy_Returns/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01np1b8/Sherlock_Series_3_Sherlock_Mini_Episode_Many_Happy_Returns/)
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Post by: ScarletBea on January 04, 2014, 06:49:32 PM
I found this comment when I searched for "x-files":
Now, if only I could get my hands on all the X-Files...my collection would be complete :)
and I know it's old, but just to say that last year I bought a (literal) box with the whole 9 series of the X-Files, plus the two movies (just £50 at HMV!), and I did something that I always wanted: I watched all the mythology episodes in a row, throughout. I finished today :D

Although some bits feel a bit old, I think that on the whole the series is still amazing, and some episodes still hit me the way they did way back when, when I saw them live on TV.
Yes, sci-fi has evolved, technology has evolved, but I believe this series will be a continuing milestone in TV history.
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Post by: Eclipse on January 04, 2014, 06:57:54 PM
X-files will soon be on Blu -ray in the uk

http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2013/07/fox-announces-blu-ray-releases-for-the-x-files-films-are-season-sets-next/

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Post by: Jeni on February 15, 2014, 04:35:13 PM
Well since I've been unable to concentrate enough to read for the last few months, I've managed to watch all 10 series/seasons of Smallville instead. :)
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Post by: JonRock411 on February 15, 2014, 05:56:22 PM
I'm currently doing a weird classic movie marathon (weird as in I have a very odd definition of classic).  I also recently got HBO back up so I'm going to check out True Detective and then I'm thinking of starting a marathon of Game Of Thrones in preparation for Season 4. (I've done the math, it's 1679 minutes or 1 day, 3 hours and 59 minutes in total.   Accounting for breaks, sleep, food and simple clicking to the next episode, I can get it done in a week, I have seven.)   

I also need to catch up on House Of Cards since Season 2 came out and I'm still on one.
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Post by: DBASKLS on February 15, 2014, 08:08:18 PM
How I Met Your Mother season 9 is now airing in the UK so that. Unfortunately this means The Big Bang Theory is postponed until April! That's about all at the moment.
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Post by: Funky Scarecrow on February 22, 2014, 10:48:57 PM
Just (finally) got around to watching The Girl Who Leaped Through Time. I don't know why but I went in expecting wacky time travel comedy and not what I actually got, which turned out to be a pleasant surprise. I got quite choked up by the end. Recommended.
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Post by: Jonny_Anonymous on February 23, 2014, 01:04:52 AM
Finally caught up with True Detective (loving it) and next I have to catch up with Bates Motel
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Post by: simonster on February 23, 2014, 10:12:38 AM
Just (finally) got around to watching The Girl Who Leaped Through Time. I don't know why but I went in expecting wacky time travel comedy and not what I actually got, which turned out to be a pleasant surprise. I got quite choked up by the end. Recommended.

Amen to that. :D

Wolf Children by the same director was just released (English version DVD) and that's well worth watching too.
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Post by: Phil the Drill on March 28, 2014, 12:42:20 PM
I'm way behind most people and just finished up Game of Thrones Season 3. I liked it a lot, but I think Season 1 is still my favorite so far.

I'm looking for a new series to watch and I have all of Deadwood, so that'll be my next one to marathon binge on. :)
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Post by: DDRRead on March 29, 2014, 02:35:27 PM
Not much fantasy stuff to watch lately. I gave Tomorrow People a go (never expected that to get a reboot!), but found it quite weak and kicked it to the curb after a few eps, same with agents of Shield. True Detective was awesome, also quite enjoyed Black Sails. Watched the Hobbit 2: Desolation of Smaug. Hated it.
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Post by: Akasha on April 18, 2014, 11:16:17 PM
I'm watching  Bones and re-watching Futurama 
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Post by: Lejays17 on April 19, 2014, 03:12:06 AM
Not much fantasy stuff to watch lately. I gave Tomorrow People a go (never expected that to get a reboot!), but found it quite weak and kicked it to the curb after a few eps, same with agents of Shield. True Detective was awesome, also quite enjoyed Black Sails. Watched the Hobbit 2: Desolation of Smaug. Hated it.

We've just started watching Tomorrow People - I never saw that orginal or the 1990's redo (not sure if Elfy ever watched it either), but it's not rally all that interesting to me.  I'm not 100% sure of scientific naming, but would homo sapiens and homo superior be classed as different species??  It sets off my "wrongness" vibe whenever they mention it.

Other things we're watching in genre - Grimm, Once Upon a Time - very different versions of fairy tales, we both prefer Grimm of the two.  Game of Thrones (of course  ;)), Revolution (which we'll watch to the edn of this season, and then abandon, unless something extraordinary happens in the last 5 eps), Agents of SHIELD (which has gotten better in the last couple of episodes, but it was a struggle to get that far).
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Post by: Arry on May 15, 2014, 11:03:36 PM
I've been watching The 100. I really like it. Makes me curious how the book is (and if I should have read that before watching).
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Post by: Jeni on May 20, 2014, 08:32:15 PM
Just started watching GoT series 2.
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Post by: ScarletBea on May 21, 2014, 08:18:22 AM
Oh, watched the first episode of Penny Dreadful yesterday, and I really liked it :D lots of future potential.
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Post by: Jeni on May 25, 2014, 11:24:27 PM
GoT season 3
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on May 26, 2014, 02:22:05 AM
Just finished season 4 of Breaking Bad a few hours ago. Wow. I'm afraid they're gonna screw it up like they did after the explosion of Dexter's season 4.
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Post by: Idlewilder on May 26, 2014, 08:16:50 AM
Just finished season 4 of Breaking Bad a few hours ago. Wow. I'm afraid they're gonna screw it up like they did after the explosion of Dexter's season 4.

They really don't.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on May 26, 2014, 02:49:56 PM
Just finished season 4 of Breaking Bad a few hours ago. Wow. I'm afraid they're gonna screw it up like they did after the explosion of Dexter's season 4.

They really don't.

That's good to hear.
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Post by: Arry on May 26, 2014, 05:49:39 PM
Just finished season 4 of Breaking Bad a few hours ago. Wow. I'm afraid they're gonna screw it up like they did after the explosion of Dexter's season 4.

They really don't.

That's good to hear.
No worries. It's one of the best series endings I've seen.
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Post by: ScarletBea on June 01, 2014, 12:12:42 PM
Yesterday I watched Underworld for the first time - a friend said that it's part of the fantasy musts, and I was lacking, hehe
Cool 8)
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on June 01, 2014, 05:33:06 PM
Yesterday I watched Underworld for the first time - a friend said that it's part of the fantasy musts, and I was lacking, hehe
Cool 8)

My parents are in love with the first Underworld. I much prefer the second one.

About halfway through season 5 of BB. Don't know how anyone could doubt this season. It's fantastic.
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Post by: ScarletBea on June 01, 2014, 07:23:13 PM
Yesterday I watched Underworld for the first time - a friend said that it's part of the fantasy musts, and I was lacking, hehe
Cool 8)

My parents are in love with the first Underworld. I much prefer the second one.

I'll get back to you when I watch that one :)
(and I've just noticed your age - your parents must be about my age, or, potentially, younger :o - age must play a factor hehe)
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Post by: sennydreadful on June 02, 2014, 02:59:18 PM
Watched the first couple of episodes of The 100, which was amusing enough - although I suspect we got most of our enjoyment out of predicting what was about to happen and then howling with amusement when it did.

Hannibal (up to episode 4 of series 2) continues to be both crazpypants and incredibly tense - beautiful telly. The first couple of episodes of Penny Dreadful have been great too, can't wait to see where they take all this.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on June 14, 2014, 09:01:59 AM
Among other things currently watching the second season of Orphan Black, which should be watched purely and simply for the performance of Tatiana Maslany alone, but has a whole lot of other things going for it, too. One of the best and most interesting SF shows that has come around for some time.
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Post by: Jeni on June 14, 2014, 11:20:00 AM
The Blacklist. James Spader is fantastic. :)
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Post by: CheshireGrin on June 22, 2014, 08:45:57 PM
Among other things currently watching the second season of Orphan Black, which should be watched purely and simply for the performance of Tatiana Maslany alone, but has a whole lot of other things going for it, too. One of the best and most interesting SF shows that has come around for some time.

I've only just recently heard of this show, but it seems pretty intriguing. Now I'll definitely have to check it out. :)
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Post by: Elfy on June 22, 2014, 11:39:10 PM
Among other things currently watching the second season of Orphan Black, which should be watched purely and simply for the performance of Tatiana Maslany alone, but has a whole lot of other things going for it, too. One of the best and most interesting SF shows that has come around for some time.

I've only just recently heard of this show, but it seems pretty intriguing. Now I'll definitely have to check it out. :)
Oh it's quite extraordinary. It takes a couple of episodes to get into it properly, but once it does it really takes off.
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Post by: Jeni on June 24, 2014, 09:06:50 PM
Well, as my brain decided I needed a reading break for the last week or so, I've been catching up with some tv...

Now seen all of Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ...which I really enjoyed. A lot.
So. Chet turned out to be the bad guy. There's a surprise. Not.  ;D

Also now all caught up with GoT. Series 4 was definitely better than series 3.

And currently catching up with series 4 of True Blood and Series 2 of Haven.

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Post by: Zlyczarnoksieznik on July 11, 2014, 07:56:20 AM
Now I'm watching True Detective and it's totally gripping. But i'm getting scared, because i have only few episodes left and i'll have to wait for new season...
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Post by: BeardKing on August 14, 2014, 03:59:33 PM
The Leftovers on HBO. Totally intriguing, if not a bit weird. There are 3 episodes left this season and was just renewed for a second season.

So far, so good.
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Post by: Anjasa on August 16, 2014, 10:20:38 PM
I know it's not sff but just binge watched Orange is the New Black, House of Cards and Breaking Bad. All very good shows. I'm so impressed with how much tv drama has improved in the last 10 years.
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Post by: Fallen One on August 17, 2014, 06:51:47 AM

 Currently watching Demi Gods and Semi Devils, a chinese Wuxia show :D
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Post by: tylerkendo on August 20, 2014, 12:05:01 PM
Recently i finished Oz series and started with Lost, reached second season and so far i am loving it.
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Post by: Serenity on August 20, 2014, 02:42:08 PM
I've just reached the season 2 finale of Prisoners of War, the Israeli series upon which Homeland is based.  It's vastly superior to Homeland, IMO.
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Post by: Richard Bendall on August 20, 2014, 06:00:00 PM
Finished watching the second series of Dollhouse the other day and now I'm continuing with Highlander (on season 5).

Doll House had so much potential but kept falling too short to carry it off. Some excellent lines in it though, and strangely, for all it's faults, I'd probably watch it again.

Highlander was a childhood favourite that I never saw past season 4, so I'm watching it again. It hasn't aged well, but I'm still enjoying it. One of the better created fantasy worlds and I feel the rules and simplicity of it's universe work really well. Fingers crossed the film remake goes ahead and doesn't suck too bad.
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Post by: Anjasa on August 25, 2014, 01:36:04 AM
Finished watching the second series of Dollhouse the other day and now I'm continuing with Highlander (on season 5).

Doll House had so much potential but kept falling too short to carry it off. Some excellent lines in it though, and strangely, for all it's faults, I'd probably watch it again.

Doll House had too many filler episodes and took too long to get to the plot, I think. Lovely casting and acting and costumes and ideas, but it fell short to deal with a lot of the moral issues behind what was happening, and the implications for the world around them. I felt season 2 picked up a lot at the end when they knew it was cancelled so they had to get a move on to resolve the show.
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Post by: Richard Bendall on August 25, 2014, 08:36:28 AM
Finished watching the second series of Dollhouse the other day and now I'm continuing with Highlander (on season 5).

Doll House had so much potential but kept falling too short to carry it off. Some excellent lines in it though, and strangely, for all it's faults, I'd probably watch it again.

Doll House had too many filler episodes and took too long to get to the plot, I think. Lovely casting and acting and costumes and ideas, but it fell short to deal with a lot of the moral issues behind what was happening, and the implications for the world around them. I felt season 2 picked up a lot at the end when they knew it was cancelled so they had to get a move on to resolve the show.

Agreed. I was excited by the concept, and while they did explore the moral concepts eventually (though not in depth) the philosophical questions about what makes a person were hinted at then left. There could have been a lot of strong content with either the moral or philosophical discussions in the show, but instead, all I took away from it was "the Dollhouse tech is a bad thing, but love goes deeper and conquers all."

Mixing up Highlander by watching some Stargate SG-1 again. Now that's a show with good themes well explored.
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Post by: DBASKLS on September 17, 2014, 07:15:07 PM
I've been watching The 100. I really like it. Makes me curious how the book is (and if I should have read that before watching).

We gave up after two episodes. Couldn't be doing with silly teens! LOL!
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Post by: Elfy on September 18, 2014, 12:36:23 AM
I've been watching The 100. I really like it. Makes me curious how the book is (and if I should have read that before watching).

We gave up after two episodes. Couldn't be doing with silly teens! LOL!
They do become wearing, although I've just seen the first episode of The 100 and there was a shock I didn't expect at the end of that. Also watching Black Sails (a sort of a prequel to Treasure Island, lots of good swashbuckling fun to be had there) and Outlander. I've never really liked what Gabaldon I've read, but I am enjoying the show.
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Post by: Arry on September 20, 2014, 08:08:59 PM
I've been watching The 100. I really like it. Makes me curious how the book is (and if I should have read that before watching).

We gave up after two episodes. Couldn't be doing with silly teens! LOL!

I didn't say it was quality television :) And yeah, they can be a bit silly
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Post by: Nighteyes on September 21, 2014, 09:27:47 AM
Doctor Who. Follow a few British comedies like Siblings, Bad Education and Cuckoo. Been watching The League on Netflixs.
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Post by: Yora on September 21, 2014, 06:21:46 PM
I am watching Mushishi, a japanese cartoon about a ghost hunter who travels the land of 19th century Japan to help people deal with their spirit problems. The mushi are the most basic form of life, sometimes resembling incorporeal insects, but having generally more in common with amoeba or plankton. They don't want anything and mostly lack any kind of sentience, they simply are everywhere and do what is their nature. Sometimes mushi can become an infestation of a place or parasite of a person, and being tiny invisible spirits, things around them start getting weird. People go deaf or are pained by light, pictures come alive, and geographical features move around. Some people can see the mushi and are trained in dealing with them, who are called the Mushishi. The series follows a specific mushishi, Ginko, who travels wherever people are tormented by ghosts and curses, as most of the time the strange phenomena are caused by mushi. Almost every episode is self-contained and deals with a different case in a different place, so it's easy to watch just one or two whenever one strikes the mood. And as common for anime shows, an episode is just about 20 minutes each.
The great thing about the series is that it looks both gorgeous, but is also very minimalistic. Lots of silence where nothing happens, with some extended dialogs in hushed and mumbing voices. Almost no action other than the occasional exorcisms. The other great aspect is that Ginko usually can not reverse any damage that has been caused by the mushi. He is no wizard and the best he can usually do is to make the mushi travel to another place and make the survivors learn to live with the damage their bodies and minds have suffered during the infestation. And as free of malice as the mushi may be, many of the people affected by them are beyond Ginkos help.

It's a unique and very remarkable show, which I recommend to everyone watching the first two or three episodes.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Richard Bendall on September 26, 2014, 10:26:10 PM
Still watching through Stargate SG-1 with the other half when she's around (nearly finished season 9), but I'm intending on finally making a start on Agents of SHIELD this weekend.
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Post by: simonster on October 05, 2014, 09:44:51 AM
Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into The Future, the most cyberpunk film ever made.

I saw it when it first came out (1985!) and I like to go back to it every few years to see if it's as good as I remember (it always is :) ).
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Post by: ScarletBea on October 05, 2014, 11:02:20 AM
The Strain is quite good.
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Post by: Saraband on October 12, 2014, 11:33:25 AM
Since I just finished the book, will now start watching Outlander.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: DBASKLS on October 12, 2014, 12:38:01 PM
We are catching up on the last season of Chuck which for some reason didn't air in the UK.

I've also just watched the first episode of Forever which shows promise ...
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Post by: Nighteyes on October 12, 2014, 03:44:34 PM
We are catching up on the last season of Chuck which for some reason didn't air in the UK.

I've also just watched the first episode of Forever which shows promise ...

Just cant finish Chuck. I am stalled a couple of episodes after he brought down Timothy Dalton. Just feels like that was the natural ending to the show and now we are just treading water.
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Post by: DBASKLS on October 13, 2014, 02:41:03 PM
We are catching up on the last season of Chuck which for some reason didn't air in the UK.

I've also just watched the first episode of Forever which shows promise ...

Just cant finish Chuck. I am stalled a couple of episodes after he brought down Timothy Dalton. Just feels like that was the natural ending to the show and now we are just treading water.

Yeah it's a little far-fetched but it has enough comedy moments to keep us going!
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Post by: Elfy on October 13, 2014, 11:00:41 PM
Back with Rick and his gang of funsters, The Walking Dead started yesterday.
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Post by: Yora on November 13, 2014, 01:01:15 PM
I am watching the old cartoon show Gargoyles. I never actually got to see all of them and only in completely random order, when I was a kid.
It does hold up to its reputation and gets surprisingly grim. However, the writing, though being decent, is still much more simplistic than what you get in Japanese shows for older audiences. Still very entertaining, though.
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Post by: cypricz on November 17, 2014, 11:12:55 AM
Now I'm watching True Detective season 1. It seems great now, but I'm on third episode...
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Post by: BeardKing on November 20, 2014, 04:06:59 PM
I only watch a handful of things and they're all out of season except for The Walking Dead. Great show.
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Post by: dariabakala on December 02, 2014, 01:51:28 PM
BTW What do you think about "Capitan America. Winter Soldier"
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Post by: Elfy on December 02, 2014, 09:49:37 PM
BTW What do you think about "Capitan America. Winter Soldier"
I quite enjoyed that, especially how much screen time and involvement they gave Black Widow (give her a movie of her own, dammit!), and the events in that movie really made Agents of SHIELD a way better show.
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Post by: DBASKLS on December 03, 2014, 10:37:35 PM
Finally finished Chuck  :D

I'm enjoying Forever although there is very little fantasy element to it. It's more like a police drama, which is OK as it's well done but we need more fantasy!

As an aside I've just watched the first Hunger Games film. I haven't read the books. I was watching the film to see if it was suitable for my 10 year old. (I think he needs to read the books first - it's a bit intense in places for him!) Anyway, I know this is so last year, but I thought it was really well done although not a pleasant subject!
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Post by: Elfy on December 10, 2014, 11:07:08 PM
Finished Sons of Anarchy, the final episode screened yesterday. That was intense. The whole show was a hell of a ride. Fitting ending and tied up most, if not all of the loose ends. If they didn't ride motorbikes and clearly operate in our world without using any magic whatsoever it could easily be a modern fantasy epic in the grim dark style.
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Post by: BeardKing on December 11, 2014, 06:18:14 PM
Since all of the shows I watch are out of season, I decided to finally watch The Sopranos. I love mob movies and stuff, so this works for me. I think I have about 4 or 5 episodes left in the first season.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Phil Norris on December 15, 2014, 07:16:39 AM
Having recently signed up to Amazon Prime I am now up to date with season 3 of Ripper Street, which is as good if not better than S1 & 2. Also been watching Constantine which I am quite enjoying, and am halfway through S2 of Vikings which is brilliant, the writing is as sharp as S1 and the actions scenes have stepped up a gear with several pitched battles already (and I squee everytime someone shouts SHIELD WALL).

Away from Amazon Prime I'm watching Sleepy Hollow and Agents of SHIELD, both of which are going from strength to strength thought AoS is edging ahead considering I gave up on S1 after the Thor Dark World tie-in episode.

Its mid-season finale week for SH & AoS so for the forseeable looks like Amazon Prime will be my viewing home.
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Post by: Elfy on December 15, 2014, 10:03:14 PM
Having recently signed up to Amazon Prime I am now up to date with season 3 of Ripper Street, which is as good if not better than S1 & 2. Also been watching Constantine which I am quite enjoying, and am halfway through S2 of Vikings which is brilliant, the writing is as sharp as S1 and the actions scenes have stepped up a gear with several pitched battles already (and I squee everytime someone shouts SHIELD WALL).

Away from Amazon Prime I'm watching Sleepy Hollow and Agents of SHIELD, both of which are going from strength to strength thought AoS is edging ahead considering I gave up on S1 after the Thor Dark World tie-in episode.

Its mid-season finale week for SH & AoS so for the forseeable looks like Amazon Prime will be my viewing home.
You weren't alone with AoS there, Phil. I would have too, except Lejays17 loved Coulson, so we kept watching and were rewarded. Arrow is also one of the better super hero shows that they've done in recent times.
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Post by: Charming on December 16, 2014, 12:39:13 AM
I'm currently making my way through Farscape and it's been great so far, especially the above average prevalence of non-humanoid alien creatures both in main roles and one shots. The low appearances of non-humanoid creatures of  other Sci-Fi's has always irked me. The format of mostly humanoid creatures with occasionally steps away from the humanoid structure is what most shows follow mainly for budget and acting reasons but I find with more physical structure diversity it just gives that bit more of a 'spark' to a show.
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Post by: Lejays17 on December 27, 2014, 01:17:47 PM
Having recently signed up to Amazon Prime I am now up to date with season 3 of Ripper Street, which is as good if not better than S1 & 2. Also been watching Constantine which I am quite enjoying, and am halfway through S2 of Vikings which is brilliant, the writing is as sharp as S1 and the actions scenes have stepped up a gear with several pitched battles already (and I squee everytime someone shouts SHIELD WALL).

Away from Amazon Prime I'm watching Sleepy Hollow and Agents of SHIELD, both of which are going from strength to strength thought AoS is edging ahead considering I gave up on S1 after the Thor Dark World tie-in episode.

Its mid-season finale week for SH & AoS so for the forseeable looks like Amazon Prime will be my viewing home.
You weren't alone with AoS there, Phil. I would have too, except Lejays17 loved Coulson, so we kept watching and were rewarded. Arrow is also one of the better super hero shows that they've done in recent times.

i am very pleased we did stick with AoS - even if we were doing that just becuase I adore Coulson - as we were definately rewarded!
Arrow is great as well - it's improved heaps from the early episodes too.

Other genre-ish TV we are watching:

Vikings S1 (half-way thru, I'm a bit jumbled on the historical facts, something's a bit skewiff with times/dates, it's not stopping me from enjoying it though!)
Person of Interest S3 (well, Elfy doesn't watch this, crime procedurals bore him a bit).  It's lost a bit of something since one of the main characters departed mid S2, but I'm still watching
The Flash (only a couple of eps into this, enjoying it so far)
Penny Dreadful - really liking Eva Green's character, am inrerested to see where it's all going
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Post by: Jmack on December 27, 2014, 03:11:52 PM
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Person of Interest S3 (well, Elfy doesn't watch this, crime procedurals bore him a bit).  It's lost a bit of something since one of the main characters departed mid S2, but I'm still watching
The Flash (only a couple of eps into this, enjoying it so far)
Penny Dreadful - really liking Eva Green's character, am inrerested to see where it's all going
I've been an avid Person of Interest watcher, but the dialogue has been really weak recently, even as the story line has been pretty strong.  Finch: "But can we trust the Machine?  Think of a world where the machines run everything!  It will be awful."  Other character: "Um."  Finch: "We can't trust the Machine!  Think of a world where the machines run everything!  It will be awful."   Other character: "Er."  Finch: "Stop thinking we can trust the Machine.  Think of a world where the machines run everything!  It will be awful."

Flash is also great fun.  I don't have to e to catch up on Arrow, but did enjoy the first season very much.
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Post by: ScarletBea on December 27, 2014, 09:36:50 PM
I've just watched How to train your dragon :D
I *know* it's a movie for children, but I just loved it sooo much :-[
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Post by: Elfy on December 27, 2014, 10:46:04 PM
I've just watched How to train your dragon :D
I *know* it's a movie for children, but I just loved it sooo much :-[
It is awesome. You should see if you can find Dragons: Riders of Berk, which is a cartoon series based on the movie. It's lightweight, but quite fun. The second season was called Dragons: Defenders of Berk. I'm not sure what the events in the second movie will mean for the TV show if they make another one.
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Post by: Jmack on December 27, 2014, 11:08:10 PM
I've just watched How to train your dragon :D
I *know* it's a movie for children, but I just loved it sooo much :-[
It is awesome. You should see if you can find Dragons: Riders of Berk, which is a cartoon series based on the movie. It's lightweight, but quite fun. The second season was called Dragons: Defenders of Berk. I'm not sure what the events in the second movie will mean for the TV show if they make another one.
Loved both movies.  Saw the second just recently.  I had three quibbles that really didn't spoil the story, but oh well.  Quibble away, says I:
1. The only really bad charcater is the only dark-skinned, kinky-haired one.  And played by (I think) the only actor of color.  2.  After 15 years separated from her family, Mom just sort of immediately decides she'll leave her dragon community, no regrets.  And 3. After establishing how wonderful the huge Alpha is, when it dies, everyone gets over it really fast.  Now yes, there's a battle raging, but Dad gets a huge funeral, while the great dragon is pretty much forgotten.
But hey, great movie for kids and adults.
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Post by: Elfy on December 27, 2014, 11:20:54 PM
One of the things I loved about both movies was the attention to detail. Things like Gobber exploring the inside of his nostrils or his ears. It's just the sort of disgusting thing you would expect of him, of course Craig Ferguson plays that to the hilt and he's a good enough comedian to carry it off with his voice. The interplay between the dragons is also really well done. I have to confess that the second movie nearly had me in tears at times.
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Post by: DMHamilton on December 27, 2014, 11:30:55 PM
Just finished Vikings season 2. After a what I thought was a weak opening episode, it really picked up and I thought it surpassed the first season. Really looking forward to the third.
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Post by: Phil Norris on December 28, 2014, 10:26:08 PM
Vikings S1 (half-way thru, I'm a bit jumbled on the historical facts, something's a bit skewiff with times/dates, it's not stopping me from enjoying it though!)

I wouldnt worry too much about any historical accuracy, the series is very loosely based on the sagas of Ragnar Lothbrok, a semi-mythical hero who was said to have been the scourge of Northern Europe and England. Its unsure if he actually existed (or if he was an amalgamation of several warlords) though his sons are real historical figures - Ivar the Boneless, Ubba, Sigurd Snake-In-The-Eye, Bjorn Ironside and Halfdan Ragnarsson (anyone who reads Bernard Cornwell's Saxon books will recognise some of those names) - so it is possible he was a real person.

Interestingly Ragnar's brother in the series - Rollo - is based on Robert I who was the founder and first king of the Norse colony that would become Normandy, he was also the great-great-great-grandfather of William the Conqueror.
 
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Post by: Elfy on December 28, 2014, 11:04:25 PM
Vikings S1 (half-way thru, I'm a bit jumbled on the historical facts, something's a bit skewiff with times/dates, it's not stopping me from enjoying it though!)

I wouldnt worry too much about any historical accuracy, the series is very loosely based on the sagas of Ragnar Lothbrok, a semi-mythical hero who was said to have been the scourge of Northern Europe and England. Its unsure if he actually existed (or if he was an amalgamation of several warlords) though his sons are real historical figures - Ivar the Boneless, Ubba, Sigurd Snake-In-The-Eye, Bjorn Ironside and Halfdan Ragnarsson (anyone who reads Bernard Cornwell's Saxon books will recognise some of those names) - so it is possible he was a real person.

Interestingly Ragnar's brother in the series - Rollo - is based on Robert I who was the founder and first king of the Norse colony that would become Normandy, he was also the great-great-great-grandfather of William the Conqueror.
There's also an English king in the first season, I think he rules Mercia, and while the name is real and he did probably rule that particular kingdom the dates of his rule and other incidents in the show, like the sacking of Lindisfarne, don't match up. Still highly entertaining as a show, though.
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Post by: Jmack on December 29, 2014, 12:26:21 AM
Just came back from seeing into the Woods, which was chosen by the family over seeing the third Hobbit movie.  Now, I'm a huge broadway musical and Stephen Sondheim fan, and I loved fractured fairy tales, so call me biased.  But it was wonderful.  Run out and see it. :)
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Post by: Lejays17 on December 29, 2014, 10:48:58 AM
Just came back from seeing into the Woods, which was chosen by the family over seeing the third Hobbit movie.  Now, I'm a huge broadway musical and Stephen Sondheim fan, and I loved fractured fairy tales, so call me biased.  But it was wonderful.  Run out and see it. :)

That's what I've pciked for my birthday movie, I love fairy tales, and while I've never seen the musical, the cast of the movie looks amazing.  It starts here the day after my birthday, so we'll see it on the weekend.

We saw The Hobbit this afternoon, which we thoroughly enjoyed.  I'm not a big Tolkien fan, so the changes that have been made in the book-to-film adaptation don't bother me nearly as much as it does other people.  One thing I do think they missed a trick on was
no resolution for Tauriel's character.  I was fully expecting her to die in the battle, it makes more sense as she's a film-only character, and there's no mention of her at all in LoTR, so what happens tp her in the intervening years
And a random question I had while watching - do Tolkien dwarves have pointed ears like the elves do (or maybe not as pointed, but you know what I mean!)?  It's a bit hard to tell under all their bushy hair.
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Post by: Phil Norris on December 29, 2014, 07:43:54 PM
Vikings S1 (half-way thru, I'm a bit jumbled on the historical facts, something's a bit skewiff with times/dates, it's not stopping me from enjoying it though!)

I wouldnt worry too much about any historical accuracy, the series is very loosely based on the sagas of Ragnar Lothbrok, a semi-mythical hero who was said to have been the scourge of Northern Europe and England. Its unsure if he actually existed (or if he was an amalgamation of several warlords) though his sons are real historical figures - Ivar the Boneless, Ubba, Sigurd Snake-In-The-Eye, Bjorn Ironside and Halfdan Ragnarsson (anyone who reads Bernard Cornwell's Saxon books will recognise some of those names) - so it is possible he was a real person.

Interestingly Ragnar's brother in the series - Rollo - is based on Robert I who was the founder and first king of the Norse colony that would become Normandy, he was also the great-great-great-grandfather of William the Conqueror.
There's also an English king in the first season, I think he rules Mercia, and while the name is real and he did probably rule that particular kingdom the dates of his rule and other incidents in the show, like the sacking of Lindisfarne, don't match up. Still highly entertaining as a show, though.

King Aella (or Aelle) was King of Northumbria (which Lindisfarne was part of), historically the timing and length of his reign is unsure but is thought to be from around 862/3 to 867. The raid on Lindisfarne depicted in the series happened in 793 so the dates are a little out. Aella of Northumbria is a prominent figure in the sagas of Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons in fact....

SPIOLERING THE REST

According to the sagas it was King Aella who killed Ragnar by throwing him into a pit of snakes (this form of execution was shown in one episode in S1) the result of this led Ragnar's sons to wage war against Aella and Mercia, Wessex and the rest of Briton. Not sure if the writers will follow this same storyline for future seasons as already in S2 they have killed off a major historical  Norse figure who in history outlived Ragnar.

Sorry to hog the thread on this but Vikings are my thing.
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Post by: Yora on December 29, 2014, 07:47:54 PM
And a random question I had while watching - do Tolkien dwarves have pointed ears like the elves do (or maybe not as pointed, but you know what I mean!)?  It's a bit hard to tell under all their bushy hair.
I am pretty sure it doesn't say.

Actually, it doesn't even say that the elves have them, but there's a quote from Tolkien circulating that he forgot to mention it, because  he assumed it was obvious, like everyone else.
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Post by: ScarletBea on December 29, 2014, 08:13:58 PM
I've just watched How to train your dragon :D
I *know* it's a movie for children, but I just loved it sooo much :-[
It is awesome. You should see if you can find Dragons: Riders of Berk, which is a cartoon series based on the movie. It's lightweight, but quite fun. The second season was called Dragons: Defenders of Berk. I'm not sure what the events in the second movie will mean for the TV show if they make another one.

Wahey, CBBC is showing Defenders of Berk right now, daily episodes ;D saw one today already!
(the first one is being shown on a channel not on my pack - I don't get the extra children's channels...)
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Post by: Elfy on December 29, 2014, 10:49:46 PM
As Lejays17 said we saw the 3rd Hobbit film yesterday. I personal thought it was the best of the 3. It's very much not the book version, but it seemed to flow and work better than the others.
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Post by: Yora on December 30, 2014, 12:13:07 PM
Yeah, I also don't see what all the complaining is. The pacing and storytelling is really quite bad, but other than that I didn't really have much to complain about.
Unlike the second and especially the first one, which I absolute hate. This one is an okay average fantasy movie that doesn't offend me.
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Post by: RussetDivinity on January 02, 2015, 01:25:51 AM
Like a previous poster, I recently watched How to Train Your Dragon 2, and I enjoyed it, though I did share one of the posted concerns. Otherwise, though, I really liked the movie. I've also been watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Flash, and I've found both of them quite enjoyable. At this exact moment, I'm watching a Twilight Zone marathon for New Year's Day.
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Post by: ScarletBea on January 02, 2015, 10:06:59 AM
And following the 'amazing children's movies that aren't just for children', and classifying it in the Alternate History genre, yesterday I watched Pirates, an adventure with scientists.
It is *so* good ;D ;D

(it was my second watching, and I noticed a bunch of stuff I'd missed the first time hehe)
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Post by: Jmack on January 02, 2015, 11:51:17 AM
And following the 'amazing children's movies that aren't just for children', and classifying it in the Alternate History genre, yesterday I watched Pirates, an adventure with scientists.
It is *so* good ;D ;D

(it was my second watching, and I noticed a bunch of stuff I'd missed the first time hehe)

Pirates!  Yes, wonderful movie.  Released here as "Band of Misfits" not "Adventure with Scientists". Do need to see it again.
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Post by: Elfy on January 02, 2015, 11:02:53 PM
Pixar have done it again! Big Hero 6 is well worth the watch for anyone who likes a good super hero story. Ticks all the boxes, and managed to keep an active, imaginative 6 year old entertained and glued to her seat for 2 hours. It gave the adults plenty of chuckles and a few things to think about too.
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Post by: portmeiriona on January 05, 2015, 03:15:34 AM
I'm super-far behind on this, but I started watching Avatar: The Last Airbender from the very beginning. I was already an adult when the show first started, but I never watched an episode in full, and I ended up dismissing it (I was in my early 20s). But I did watch The Legend of Korra when it first started, and now it ended. :( I craved more of that universe, so I started Avatar. It's really interesting as a prequel to Korra and entertaining in its own right as well.
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Post by: Jaedia on January 18, 2015, 06:53:48 PM
As Lejays17 said we saw the 3rd Hobbit film yesterday. I personal thought it was the best of the 3. It's very much not the book version, but it seemed to flow and work better than the others.
Oh that's good to hear, I really enjoyed the first one but got halfway through the second and had to turn it off in sheer boredom.. Was very disappointed as I adore the Lord of the Rings movies.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on January 19, 2015, 05:17:17 PM
Galavant. Y'know, the comedy musical. Strikes me as something some people on here would think up. It's great.
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Post by: Jmack on February 12, 2015, 11:40:43 AM
Caught up on Agent Carter last night.  Flash is next.  My wife can take both of those, but not Arrow, so I'm still back in season 1 on that  :)

How is Galavant, now a few shows in?  I watches the premier but I wasn't all that swept up.
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Post by: Elfy on February 12, 2015, 11:10:15 PM
Caught up on Agent Carter last night.  Flash is next.  My wife can take both of those, but not Arrow, so I'm still back in season 1 on that  :)

How is Galavant, now a few shows in?  I watches the premier but I wasn't all that swept up.
What's the issue with Arrow? We watch both Flash and Arrow, and of the two I far prefer Arrow. There are some crossover episodes of Flash and Arrow and episode 8 of Flash contains some spoilers for S3 of Arrow. Just a friendly warning there. I'm currently into the final season of Justified and loving it.
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Post by: Jmack on February 12, 2015, 11:34:15 PM
Caught up on Agent Carter last night.  Flash is next.  My wife can take both of those, but not Arrow, so I'm still back in season 1 on that  :)

How is Galavant, now a few shows in?  I watches the premier but I wasn't all that swept up.
What's the issue with Arrow? We watch both Flash and Arrow, and of the two I far prefer Arrow. There are some crossover episodes of Flash and Arrow and episode 8 of Flash contains some spoilers for S3 of Arrow. Just a friendly warning there. I'm currently into the final season of Justified and loving it.
I think it's that Arrow comes off as a little self-serious, and somehow Flash comes out as just a harmless, sweet thing.  But, really, you're asking for logic?  ;)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on February 12, 2015, 11:41:58 PM
True, there's very little logic in what we like and don't like for whatever reason. Direct her to the Felicity heavy episodes of Arrow, they lighten things up a little, but the delightful Ms Smoak does not truly come into herself as a character until S2. The awesome casting in Arrow also helps: John Barrowman, Matt Nable (only Aussies really know him from Underbelly and Brothers in Arms), Summer Glau, Manu Bennet (it does help if you've seen Spartacus and you're an Aussie), Colin Salmon and the emerging Emily Bett Rickards (she will be a star just watch!). I do like Flash, as well, but it's just quite lightweight when compared to Arrow. I am however loving the relationship between Barry and Joe West. I always wanted to see Impulse made as a sitcom, that was how the early issues of the comic were written.
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Post by: Raptori on February 13, 2015, 12:03:46 AM
Has anyone else seen Minuscule? Not sure if it's strictly a fantasy film, but it's really fun :)
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Post by: ultamentkiller on February 13, 2015, 03:13:24 AM
So here's all the TV shows I actively keep up with at the moment.
The Blacklist
This show blows my mind, simply because it works to defy a lot of the clichets of these different case every week with a bigger plot going on in the background shows. Plus, the characters are so interesting!
Doctor Who
How could I not?
Gotham
Batman is pretty much the only person I like from the DC universe, so it's not too surprising that I like this show. Although to be fair, I haven't seen Arrow yet.
The Big Bang Theory
Again, how could I not?
Allegiance
This show just started last week, and I like the direction it's going, but that could change quickly.
The Following
Just another awesome show. Can't wait for season 3 in March!
Graceland
Another good show. Season 1 was way better than season 2, but with the way it ended, I'm excited for the 3rd season this summer.
That's pretty much all I can think of.
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Post by: Lejays17 on February 14, 2015, 05:22:27 AM
Stuff I (we) are enjioying at the moment:

Arrow - this one is a bit odd for us, as we both watched Season 1 and Season 2 while travelling on planes in the last two years, so watching it in the comfort of the loungeroom feels a bit peculiar  ;)
The Flash - lighter and funner than Arrow is.  I like the interactions between the cast particularly.
Vikings - we've just started season 2.
Hawaii Five-0 - it's just so very pretty to look at  :)

Things I'd like to watch, but the TV stations won't show it  >:(
Agent Carter
Gotham - we've seen the first 8 (I think!) eps, but it doesn't look like it's coming back any time soon

I'm also re-watching Stargate: Atlantis, which is my preferred version of the various Stargates.  I'm about half-way through season 4, where it's tipping into All-Rodney, All-the-Time territory - and as I find his character Extremely Annoying in anything larger than slightly-small doses, I can see the next season and a half going very quickly.
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Post by: Jmack on February 14, 2015, 12:52:55 PM
Things I'd like to watch, but the TV stations won't show it  >:(
Agent Carter
Gotham - we've seen the first 8 (I think!) eps, but it doesn't look like it's coming back any time soon
It's back in the States, starting with James as a guard at Arkham.  Love this show, my current network favorite.  It doesn't hurt, Firefly fans, that Morena Baccarrin is on the show as his new love interest. Next episode... The Joker.
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Post by: DBASKLS on February 14, 2015, 05:31:29 PM
I've just started watching Ascension. Anyone else watching? I've only watched two episodes but it's fairly intriguing so far.
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Post by: ScarletBea on February 14, 2015, 06:40:18 PM
I've just started watching Ascension. Anyone else watching? I've only watched two episodes but it's fairly intriguing so far.

There are only 3 episodes*, and it's great :D and it ends with a massive cliffhanger >:(

* I assume you're watching recorded in the UK, where they showed 2 episodes at a time, right? Have you noticed in the credits, they always mention writers and directors for each (i.e. episode 1+2, then 3+4, etc)
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Post by: DBASKLS on February 14, 2015, 07:55:02 PM
I've just started watching Ascension. Anyone else watching? I've only watched two episodes but it's fairly intriguing so far.

There are only 3 episodes*, and it's great :D and it ends with a massive cliffhanger >:(

* I assume you're watching recorded in the UK, where they showed 2 episodes at a time, right? Have you noticed in the credits, they always mention writers and directors for each (i.e. episode 1+2, then 3+4, etc)

Actually I hadn't twigged that. I did notice one of the episodes was longer than standard but I thought it was a double episode for the pilot! So The "episode 3" that I have left on my Sky+ is actually episodes 5 & 6 and there aren't any more? So much for a long show to keep me going LOL!
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Post by: ScarletBea on February 14, 2015, 08:37:49 PM
Yep, they're all 90 minutes (2 x 45) and 3 is the last.
I also thought the first one was longer due to being the pilot, but then I noticed all others being as long. Apparently season 2 will come later this year.

Not fantasy, but tomorrow there are 2 series starting that look quite good, 'The casual vacancy' and 'Indian summers'.
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Post by: Elfy on February 14, 2015, 11:14:01 PM
Things I'd like to watch, but the TV stations won't show it  >:(
Agent Carter
Gotham - we've seen the first 8 (I think!) eps, but it doesn't look like it's coming back any time soon
It's back in the States, starting with James as a guard at Arkham.  Love this show, my current network favorite.  It doesn't hurt, Firefly fans, that Morena Baccarrin is on the show as his new love interest. Next episode... The Joker.
Not just Firefly fans, Morena Baccarin fans in general. She was also in V and Homeland, one of the most stunningly beautiful women to ever grace the screen. I was rather meh on Gotham before, but now I want to see it just for her.
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Post by: Saraband on February 14, 2015, 11:56:04 PM
Not fantasy, but tomorrow there are 2 series starting that look quite good, 'The casual vacancy' and 'Indian summers'.

Looking forward to both shows! I saw Julie Walters on Graham Norton this week, and despite the ongoing hilarity that was her presence there, the little clip they showed looked great. And I read The Casual Vacancy, so of course I'm interested in that one too  :)
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Post by: Jmack on February 15, 2015, 12:27:33 AM
Things I'd like to watch, but the TV stations won't show it  >:(
Agent Carter
Gotham - we've seen the first 8 (I think!) eps, but it doesn't look like it's coming back any time soon
It's back in the States, starting with James as a guard at Arkham.  Love this show, my current network favorite.  It doesn't hurt, Firefly fans, that Morena Baccarrin is on the show as his new love interest. Next episode... The Joker.
Not just Firefly fans, Morena Baccarin fans in general. She was also in V and Homeland, one of the most stunningly beautiful women to ever grace the screen. I was rather meh on Gotham before, but now I want to see it just for her.
Meh on Gotham?  Say it ain't so.  But yes, Morena is pretty spectacular.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on February 15, 2015, 02:50:25 AM
Things I'd like to watch, but the TV stations won't show it  >:(
Agent Carter
Gotham - we've seen the first 8 (I think!) eps, but it doesn't look like it's coming back any time soon
It's back in the States, starting with James as a guard at Arkham.  Love this show, my current network favorite.  It doesn't hurt, Firefly fans, that Morena Baccarrin is on the show as his new love interest. Next episode... The Joker.
Not just Firefly fans, Morena Baccarin fans in general. She was also in V and Homeland, one of the most stunningly beautiful women to ever grace the screen. I was rather meh on Gotham before, but now I want to see it just for her.
Meh on Gotham?  Say it ain't so.  But yes, Morena is pretty spectacular.
I dunno, it just kind of looked like it was trying to get that hard gritty feel that Arrow has, but failing to do so. I did like Donal Logue, though. However he was really playing the same character that Donal Logue played in Sons of Anarchy, Vikings and Copper. It could also be that I'm really not that big a Batman fan. I far preferred Dave Sim's version of him in The Cockroach.
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Post by: BeardKing on February 17, 2015, 03:24:31 PM
Back to The Walking Dead and Vikings on Thursday!
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on February 17, 2015, 04:51:39 PM
Walking Dead on Sunday. Better Call Saul on Monday.
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Post by: Jmack on February 21, 2015, 12:50:18 PM
It's not even close to Fantasy, but I'm watching the new Amazom Original series Bosch, which is very good.  Super acting, smart script, and for @Yora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=35236), verging on Noir, though not on Sword and Scorcery  ;D
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Post by: DMHamilton on March 05, 2015, 05:31:35 PM
Just finished the 1st season of the Uk 'The Musketeers' series, which I really enjoyed. Great sets and costumes (although not necessarily historically accurate) and above all some great sword fighting.
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Post by: Jmack on March 06, 2015, 10:21:34 AM
Watched Battle of the Five Armies on the home screen last night, because son is home and hadn't seen it. I found it was much better the second time. My brain was no longer going "WHATTTTT??!?!" and I could enjoy many things. I did not enjoy the protracted mano-a-mano climax to the Battle the second time any more than the first however. And lots of  small and tiny things remain stupid (Dune sand worms anyone? And how light is that chest Bilbo is carrying at the end? Might hold some quills and ink at best, or a pair of whitey-tighties).

BUT, this is not a full on disaster and there are actually many things to like. It did feel sad to think it's all over.

But not sad like when I was thirteen and read the entire Trilogy in one weekend, barely sleeping, reading at the table and ignoring everyone. I came down from my room with tears rolling down my cheeks, and my dad said, "Was it sad?", and I said, "No, it was wonderful!"


Though re: the worms, apparently:
"Tell me what you want done, and I will try it, if I have to walk from here to the East of East and fight the wild Were-worms in the Last Desert."
Bilbo Baggins,
in The Hobbit 1: An Unexpected Party

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on March 06, 2015, 11:52:46 PM
Watched Battle of the Five Armies on the home screen last night, because son is home and hadn't seen it. I found it was much better the second time. My brain was no longer going "WHATTTTT??!?!" and I could enjoy many things. I did not enjoy the protracted mano-a-mano climax to the Battle the second time any more than the first however. And lots of  small and tiny things remain stupid (Dune sand worms anyone? And how light is that chest Bilbo is carrying at the end? Might hold some quills and ink at best, or a pair of whitey-tighties).

BUT, this is not a full on disaster and there are actually many things to like. It did feel sad to think it's all over.

But not sad like when I was thirteen and read the entire Trilogy in one weekend, barely sleeping, reading at the table and ignoring everyone. I came down from my room with tears rolling down my cheeks, and my dad said, "Was it sad?", and I said, "No, it was wonderful!"


Though re: the worms, apparently:
"Tell me what you want done, and I will try it, if I have to walk from here to the East of East and fight the wild Were-worms in the Last Desert."
Bilbo Baggins,
in The Hobbit 1: An Unexpected Party

I never saw them as coming from Dune. Whenever I see anything like that my brain always goes directly to one of the greatest creature films ever made in Tremors. Those right there were graboids. Started watching Breaking Bad over the past few weeks and it really is as a good as everyone says. Kind of glad I watched it after it's all finished and can just watch it all, fortunately I was able to remain unspoiled other than knowing the basic idea behind it.
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Post by: Raptori on March 07, 2015, 12:05:28 AM
Did the sandworms in Dune have coverings over their mouths? I never pictured them that way, to me they were essentially this (without the protruding bottom lip):

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11/118136/2344388-05_terry_oakes___sandworm_and_rider.jpg)

...incidentally:

(http://chickgeek.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Dune_cat.jpg)
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Post by: DBASKLS on March 12, 2015, 10:14:57 PM
Forever is back on in the UK tonight.
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Post by: ladybritches on March 20, 2015, 03:54:37 PM
I just finished the first season of Sleepy Hollow. This is probably my favorite show on TV right now.
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Post by: Elfy on March 20, 2015, 11:00:44 PM
Started watching Agent Carter, and I can see what all the hype is about. The production values are stunning and nice to see that at least one of Joss Whedon's favourites in Enver Gjokaj is in it.
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Post by: Jmack on March 21, 2015, 12:28:58 PM
Watched Japanese animated movie Patema Inverted last night at recommendation of @Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237).
Fun, with brilliant concept (inversion), beautiful art. Lovely things in the relationships of three main characters.
Unfortunately, the English voices are incredibly over-wrought and the moral is just pounded into you.
I give it 5 out of 5 for concept/art, and a 3 on script. But see my signature line: Points? What are these points?

It was lovely. Watch it, but be patient with some ham-handedness.
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Post by: Raptori on March 21, 2015, 01:12:41 PM
Watched Japanese animated movie Patema Inverted last night at recommendation of @Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237).
Fun, with brilliant concept (inversion), beautiful art. Lovely things in the relationships of three main characters.
Unfortunately, the English voices are incredibly over-wrought and the moral is just pounded into you.
I give it 5 out of 5 for concept/art, and a 3 on script. But see my signature line: Points? What are these points?

It was lovely. Watch it, but be patient with some ham-handedness.
I can't bear watching anything dubbed. Original language + subs for me, it's a far better experience every single time. Might watch that one later today :)
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Post by: Conan on April 02, 2015, 03:59:40 AM
The wife and I are watching The White Queen on Starz.

Looks like it was made a couple years ago but we are catching it for the first time.

History of the War of the Roses.

5 episodes into it, pretty intense civil war. Very interesting.

Two thumbs up. :)

c


Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Eclipse on April 02, 2015, 08:09:39 PM
Among other things currently watching the second season of Orphan Black, which should be watched purely and simply for the performance of Tatiana Maslany alone, but has a whole lot of other things going for it, too. One of the best and most interesting SF shows that has come around for some time.

Finished watching the first season of this and you right Tatiana Maslany is awesome in this  :)

Also watching Marco Polo anyone else seen it?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Crusty on April 05, 2015, 02:56:37 PM
Among other things currently watching the second season of Orphan Black, which should be watched purely and simply for the performance of Tatiana Maslany alone, but has a whole lot of other things going for it, too. One of the best and most interesting SF shows that has come around for some time.

Finished watching the first season of this and you right Tatiana Maslany is awesome in this  :)

Also watching Marco Polo anyone else seen it?

Totally agree on Orphan Black, Tatiana really blew my mind to be honest. Season 3 starts soon aswell, can't wait  :D

I liked Marco Polo, wouldn't rate it near the top of the list for TV shows though, I'd still recommend someone to watch it though. I think one of it's best selling points is that it just looks sssooooo nice, whoever it was that did the costumes/set design did a really great job. When I hear that it cost them more to make it then it costs HBO to make GoT though, it kind of makes me go, what the hell???

With Walking dead and Vikings on currently and GoT/Orphan Black/Penny Dreadful (aswell as Daredevil, we'll see how that turns out though) all having new series coming out in the next month, I'm happy with tv for now  ;)
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Post by: RussetDivinity on April 05, 2015, 07:11:13 PM
I recently finished a new-ish anime that was parodying magical girl shows (I was stressed, and it gave me some much-needed laughter), and I'm going to start a rewatch of Firefly in about two weeks. I've also been considering starting Vikings, since I've heard really good things about it.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on April 05, 2015, 11:57:34 PM
Among other things currently watching the second season of Orphan Black, which should be watched purely and simply for the performance of Tatiana Maslany alone, but has a whole lot of other things going for it, too. One of the best and most interesting SF shows that has come around for some time.

Finished watching the first season of this and you right Tatiana Maslany is awesome in this  :)

Also watching Marco Polo anyone else seen it?

Totally agree on Orphan Black, Tatiana really blew my mind to be honest. Season 3 starts soon aswell, can't wait  :D

I liked Marco Polo, wouldn't rate it near the top of the list for TV shows though, I'd still recommend someone to watch it though. I think one of it's best selling points is that it just looks sssooooo nice, whoever it was that did the costumes/set design did a really great job. When I hear that it cost them more to make it then it costs HBO to make GoT though, it kind of makes me go, what the hell???

With Walking dead and Vikings on currently and GoT/Orphan Black/Penny Dreadful (aswell as Daredevil, we'll see how that turns out though) all having new series coming out in the next month, I'm happy with tv for now  ;)
Pleased to see that Orphan Black was nominated for the 2nd year in a row for a Hugo short form dramatic presentation. I was actually really happy to see that instead of 3 episodes of Dr Who and 2 of Game of Thrones, 5 different shows were nominated this year. Dr Who (and I have to agree that particular episode was worthy of nomination), Game of Thrones, Orphan Black and very surprisingly, but pleasingly, Grimm and The Flash.
In my own watching we're making our way through Breaking Bad. This is an enjoyable show and very well made, strong writing and acting, but I'm not really sure why it caused the fuss that it did. The episode we watched last night would have to be one of the most pointless episodes of any TV show that I have ever seen. It totally smacked off 'OMG, we've written the entire season and we're short 40 minutes of content. What are we going to do to fill that?'
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Post by: Jmack on April 11, 2015, 02:44:49 AM
Watching Daredevil on Netflix! Pretty darn good so far.
DD was my favorite Marvel character growing up.
I was okay with the Ben Affleck movie, but I'm so glad to see another try at it.

Wonderful quote. Bad guy business man is standing on top of a half-constructed building being erected following the Avengers movie catastrophe. Referring to Daredevil, he says: "I'm glad to see some new blood out there. Heroes and their consequences are why we have these wonderful construction opportunities!"

Always seems to rain in DD pictures. Some things don't change from one version to the next.   ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on April 29, 2015, 06:37:50 PM
Just watched Galaxy Quest since there wasn't really anything else we wanted to watch, and since I remember seeing someone recommend it on here (many times  :P ). Very funny at times, and pretty good overall, gave it 8/10.

I hope you're happy now @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)! :D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on April 29, 2015, 06:43:36 PM
I watched that aaaages ago...

Penny Dreadful 2 starts next week ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on April 29, 2015, 06:56:32 PM
Just watched Galaxy Quest since there wasn't really anything else we wanted to watch, and since I remember seeing someone recommend it on here (many times  :P ). Very funny at times, and pretty good overall, gave it 8/10.

I hope you're happy now @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)! :D
Now you have to watch Thumbtanic to be completely in sync with my family's in-jokes.
http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0 (http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on April 29, 2015, 07:03:37 PM
Just watched Galaxy Quest since there wasn't really anything else we wanted to watch, and since I remember seeing someone recommend it on here (many times  :P ). Very funny at times, and pretty good overall, gave it 8/10.

I hope you're happy now @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)! :D
Now you have to watch Thumbtanic to be completely in sync with my family's in-jokes.
http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0 (http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0)
:o That's so going to be American humour isn't it...  ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on April 29, 2015, 07:11:19 PM
Just watched Galaxy Quest since there wasn't really anything else we wanted to watch, and since I remember seeing someone recommend it on here (many times  :P ). Very funny at times, and pretty good overall, gave it 8/10.

I hope you're happy now @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)! :D
Now you have to watch Thumbtanic to be completely in sync with my family's in-jokes.
http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0 (http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0)
:o That's so going to be American humour isn't it...  ;D


I will say you must have watched Totanic for it to be even remotely funny   Plus a huge appetite for funny-dumb. :)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on April 29, 2015, 07:27:59 PM
Just watched Galaxy Quest since there wasn't really anything else we wanted to watch, and since I remember seeing someone recommend it on here (many times  :P ). Very funny at times, and pretty good overall, gave it 8/10.

I hope you're happy now @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)! :D
Now you have to watch Thumbtanic to be completely in sync with my family's in-jokes.
http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0 (http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0)
:o That's so going to be American humour isn't it...  ;D


I will say you must have watched Totanic for it to be even remotely funny   Plus a huge appetite for funny-dumb. :)
Well I watched Titanic maybe a couple of times when I was a kid? :D

I generally don't find American humour very funny though, too slapstick for me...  :P
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on April 29, 2015, 07:30:20 PM
Just watched Galaxy Quest since there wasn't really anything else we wanted to watch, and since I remember seeing someone recommend it on here (many times  :P ). Very funny at times, and pretty good overall, gave it 8/10.

I hope you're happy now @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)! :D
Now you have to watch Thumbtanic to be completely in sync with my family's in-jokes.
http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0 (http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0)
:o That's so going to be American humour isn't it...  ;D


I will say you must have watched Totanic for it to be even remotely funny   Plus a huge appetite for funny-dumb. :)
Well I watched Titanic maybe a couple of times when I was a kid? :D

I generally don't find American humour very funny though, too slapstick for me...  :P
American slapstick humor... Such as Benny Hill? ;)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on April 29, 2015, 07:40:01 PM
Just watched Galaxy Quest since there wasn't really anything else we wanted to watch, and since I remember seeing someone recommend it on here (many times  :P ). Very funny at times, and pretty good overall, gave it 8/10.

I hope you're happy now @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)! :D
Now you have to watch Thumbtanic to be completely in sync with my family's in-jokes.
http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0 (http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0)
:o That's so going to be American humour isn't it...  ;D


I will say you must have watched Totanic for it to be even remotely funny   Plus a huge appetite for funny-dumb. :)
Well I watched Titanic maybe a couple of times when I was a kid? :D

I generally don't find American humour very funny though, too slapstick for me...  :P
American slapstick humor... Such as Benny Hill? ;)
I have no idea who that is...  :P
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on April 29, 2015, 07:43:05 PM
Just watched Galaxy Quest since there wasn't really anything else we wanted to watch, and since I remember seeing someone recommend it on here (many times  :P ). Very funny at times, and pretty good overall, gave it 8/10.

I hope you're happy now @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)! :D
Now you have to watch Thumbtanic to be completely in sync with my family's in-jokes.
http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0 (http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0)
:o That's so going to be American humour isn't it...  ;D


I will say you must have watched Totanic for it to be even remotely funny   Plus a huge appetite for funny-dumb. :)
Well I watched Titanic maybe a couple of times when I was a kid? :D

I generally don't find American humour very funny though, too slapstick for me...  :P
American slapstick humor... Such as Benny Hill? ;)
I have no idea who that is...  :P
Riiiiiight. https://youtu.be/hJC4HvpWewM (https://youtu.be/hJC4HvpWewM)
And... British.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on April 29, 2015, 07:54:04 PM
Just watched Galaxy Quest since there wasn't really anything else we wanted to watch, and since I remember seeing someone recommend it on here (many times  :P ). Very funny at times, and pretty good overall, gave it 8/10.

I hope you're happy now @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)! :D
Now you have to watch Thumbtanic to be completely in sync with my family's in-jokes.
http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0 (http://youtu.be/Rgdd8kMeaj0)
:o That's so going to be American humour isn't it...  ;D


I will say you must have watched Totanic for it to be even remotely funny   Plus a huge appetite for funny-dumb. :)
Well I watched Titanic maybe a couple of times when I was a kid? :D

I generally don't find American humour very funny though, too slapstick for me...  :P
American slapstick humor... Such as Benny Hill? ;)
I have no idea who that is...  :P
Riiiiiight. https://youtu.be/hJC4HvpWewM (https://youtu.be/hJC4HvpWewM)
Yeah that looks absolutely ancient...  :P
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on April 29, 2015, 08:12:22 PM
And... British.
Well yes, it's a generalisation to say "American humour", and it relies on modern cultural context, but it's a description that I think many people would understand. These particular points (taken from wiki) are what I was getting at:

link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_humour)
Quote
A strong theme of sarcasm and self-deprecation, often with deadpan delivery, runs throughout British humour.

link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_humor#General_features)
Quote
American humor might also be distinguished by its most common type of humor, for example, more slapstick and physical comedy. There is less emphasis on understatement, and so the humor tends to be more open, rather than satirizing the social system through exaggeration.

A couple of examples: I find Hot Fuzz hilarious, but find Zoolander cringeworthy; they embody the difference to me (though to be fair most American humour doesn't quite hit the same lows as Zoolander)  ;)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Eclipse on April 29, 2015, 08:19:55 PM
Talking about humour I loved Frasier and I've got Harold Lloyd films on dvd  :)

Safety Last! with the clock scene is amazing
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on April 29, 2015, 08:21:13 PM
Talking about humour I loved Frasier and I've got Harold Lloyd films on dvd  :)

Safety Last! with the clock scene is amazing
Buster Keaton's The General is pure genius.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Eclipse on April 29, 2015, 08:24:46 PM
Talking about humour I loved Frasier and I've got Harold Lloyd films on dvd  :)

Safety Last! with the clock scene is amazing
Buster Keaton's The General is pure genius.

I saw that at Birmingham symphony hall with a live orchestra , I prefer Lloyd to Keaton and Chaplin through  ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on May 04, 2015, 11:07:59 PM
We watched Jupiter Ascending today... wow that was bad. One of the worst films I've seen for a long time. (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on May 04, 2015, 11:27:29 PM
Starting Episode 4 NOW!  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on May 08, 2015, 04:16:06 PM
Penny Dreadful 2 started this week  :D
It is so good!!
(and now we've even got Polly from the Peaky Blinders as a witch ;D)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Phil Norris on May 08, 2015, 11:10:28 PM
Some shows that you will and won't be watching later this year/2016...

RENEWED
Agents of SHIELD
Agent Carter
Bones
Castle
Once Upon A Time
How To Get Away With Murder
Sleepy Hollow
The Blacklist
Grimm
The 100
Daredevil
Arrow
The Flash
The Originals
Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries

CANCELLED
Constantine
Agents of SHIELD spinoff (never even got a pilot don't think)
Forever
The Following
Resurrection

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nighteyes on May 30, 2015, 12:35:29 PM
We watched Jupiter Ascending today... wow that was bad. One of the worst films I've seen for a long time. (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)

That was so bad it actually became funny at times. 
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on May 30, 2015, 01:15:54 PM
We watched Jupiter Ascending today... wow that was bad. One of the worst films I've seen for a long time. (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)

That was so bad it actually became funny at times.
I've tried to blank it from my memory, mostly succeeded at that now!  :P

We watched a few new scifi films recently - Chappie was hugely disappointing, Insurgent wasn't too bad, Tomorrowland was fairly mixed. Pretty sure there were more but I can't remember...  ???
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nighteyes on May 30, 2015, 01:30:29 PM
We watched Jupiter Ascending today... wow that was bad. One of the worst films I've seen for a long time. (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)

That was so bad it actually became funny at times.
I've tried to blank it from my memory, mostly succeeded at that now!  :P

We watched a few new scifi films recently - Chappie was hugely disappointing, Insurgent wasn't too bad, Tomorrowland was fairly mixed. Pretty sure there were more but I can't remember...  ???

I enjoyed Chappie :) Tomorrowland seemed unsure of who its audience was.  Mad Max? Come on!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on May 30, 2015, 01:38:27 PM
We watched Jupiter Ascending today... wow that was bad. One of the worst films I've seen for a long time. (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)

That was so bad it actually became funny at times.
I've tried to blank it from my memory, mostly succeeded at that now!  :P

We watched a few new scifi films recently - Chappie was hugely disappointing, Insurgent wasn't too bad, Tomorrowland was fairly mixed. Pretty sure there were more but I can't remember...  ???

I enjoyed Chappie :) Tomorrowland seemed unsure of who its audience was.  Mad Max? Come on!
I hated the "Mummy" character and her boyfriend, and there was just soooo much stuff that was handwaved away. I loved District 9 so I was hoping for something just as good, but it just didn't work for me. Didn't like the characters, didn't like the plot, didn't really like the setting much. Maybe I just had my expectations too high...  :-\

Yeah Tomorrowland was a bit weird at times, think you're right there.

Haven't even looked into Mad Max, no idea what it's even about...  :o
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on June 09, 2015, 10:29:15 PM
I think this season of Penny Dreadful is even better than the first one :D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ultamentkiller on June 10, 2015, 05:29:47 PM
I'm going back and rewatching Heroes. I forgot how awesome this show was! Well, at least the first two and a half seasons anyway. I'm still on season 1, so I'm having doubts about my previous judgement. But I know I'll get to the second half and go, "Oh yeah. That's why."
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on June 10, 2015, 06:48:29 PM
I'm going back and rewatching Heroes. I forgot how awesome this show was! Well, at least the first two and a half seasons anyway. I'm still on season 1, so I'm having doubts about my previous judgement. But I know I'll get to the second half and go, "Oh yeah. That's why."
The first season was pretty much perfect, such a shame that the writer's strike messed up everything after that. Plus I think it'd have been a lot better if they'd stuck to their original plan of focusing on new characters each season.

We're watching Jurassic Park, and we'll watch the sequels today or tomorrow. Going to see the new one on Friday!  ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Phil Norris on June 10, 2015, 10:05:45 PM
Three episodes into Sense8 on Netflix, very good, very clever, brilliantly filmed. Yet again Netflix proves it can take on the big networks and kick them into touch.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ClintACK on June 10, 2015, 11:06:10 PM
Three episodes into Sense8 on Netflix, very good, very clever, brilliantly filmed. Yet again Netflix proves it can take on the big networks and kick them into touch.

Ooh.  Just added to my list.

Yeah, if one of the online streaming providers can figure out how to do streaming for sports -- perhaps streaming multiple views of the game with separate audio streams for straight announcing vs commentary, for example, and separate video clips of highlights and of their commentators explaining complicated rulings or plays -- broadcast and cable won't outlive the baby boomers.  Doing this right would be hard, though, which is why it hasn't happened yet, and it almost certainly requires some complicated new software on the receiving end.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ultamentkiller on June 11, 2015, 05:01:10 PM
Ooh! Sense8 looks epic! I shall start watching it soon.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on June 11, 2015, 11:57:17 PM
Ooh! Sense8 looks epic! I shall start watching it soon.
Started watching it tonight. Really well done. Why couldn't the Warshawskis have made Jupiter Ascending as interesting as this?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nighteyes on June 12, 2015, 07:38:00 AM
I decided to give Agents of Shield a go as have been told it does get really good later on.

I don't trust Sense8 at all. Jupiter Ascending killed any faith I had in the Warshawskis.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nighteyes on June 13, 2015, 09:43:20 PM
Just watching the Mad Max trilogy, and this is the most Australian and awesome scene in the trilogy yet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD3a7HnuDSw
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on June 13, 2015, 09:44:05 PM
The Hobbit is showing on TV - I'm recording it to watch it... some day hehe


And Wayward Pines suddenly became *really* weird - in a good way!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Eclipse on June 17, 2015, 06:47:04 PM
Does anyone else watch Orange is the New Black or is just me  :-[, I was bored one day and tried it and surprising liked it.

Vee what an evil character

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on June 17, 2015, 06:57:02 PM
I don't have Netflix, I don't watch that much TV to be worth it, already have Sky.

I started Hannibal season 3 but couldn't into it this this.
Currently following Penny Dreadful, Wayward Pines, Jonathan Strange, Banshee, Empire, Jordskott and the Legacy. That is already plenty for me, one series a day!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on June 18, 2015, 12:31:29 AM
Does anyone else watch Orange is the New Black or is just me  :-[, I was bored one day and tried it and surprising liked it.

Vee what an evil character
We watch OINTB. Currently making our way through season 3. I find Pornstache as the most totally reprehensible character in the whole thing thus far.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Phil Norris on June 22, 2015, 10:56:41 PM
Quote from: ScarletBea link=topic=3574.msg105150#msg105150 date=1434563822

I started Hannibal season 3 but couldn't into it this this.

[/quote

NBC announced earlier that Hannibal has been cancelled and will end with S3.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on July 05, 2015, 04:20:17 PM
I don't know if anyone has been making any promotion for it yet, but I'm tunnelling through Rick and Morty and it's probably one of the best shows I've seen!!

It's inspired from the characters of Back to the Future, with a horrible drunk scientist grandpa who keeps pulling Morty into every random action and adventure, and the family.
The humour is incredibly good, the plots are deliciously nonsensical, full of time travel, paradoxes, parallel dimensions, sci-fi and sci-fi references.
So many things are hilarious I can't even pick one to quote, you've got to do yourself a favour and watch the first few episodes, it's 20min long, you'll be hooked in no time!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Yora on July 05, 2015, 06:51:34 PM
I started watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine again. The first season is even better than I remembered. Most Star Trek shows start very poorly and only get good in the third season, but this is already quality plots and dialogues right from the start.
Of course, it does get a lot better in season 3. But in this case it's the change from quite good to really good.

DS9 is pretty much the only Star Trek I still enjoy. Voyager and Enterprise were never that great and The Next Generation aged really terribly. (Even though it was outstandingly good 25 years ago.)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on July 11, 2015, 10:37:04 PM
I just watched the season 2 finale of Penny Dreadful :D
I *so* loved this, everything: the acting, the sets, the story (including back-stories), the character evolution - even though I really liked season 1, this surpassed it a lot.

And Eva... ah Eva *sighs* ;D

(http://cdn1.sciencefiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/penny-dreadful-eva-green-images.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on July 12, 2015, 01:31:35 AM
Started watching Carnivale (about halfway through the first season). What an amazing show. A great shame it didn't get more buzz at the time and wasn't more successful. I believe they originally wanted to do 6 seasons, but wound it up after 2, due to reception not being what HBO had hoped for. I think if it came out now it would be THE big buzz show.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on July 12, 2015, 11:29:53 AM
Started watching Carnivale (about halfway through the first season). What an amazing show. A great shame it didn't get more buzz at the time and wasn't more successful. I believe they originally wanted to do 6 seasons, but wound it up after 2, due to reception not being what HBO had hoped for. I think if it came out now it would be THE big buzz show.
Oh wow I thought I was the only one that had watched that, hehe
Definitely a great series, and it only gets better as each episode comes along, you'll be really annoyed there's no more by the time season 2 ends!

I can't remember when I watched/was shown on UK TV - probably about 5-6 years ago...
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on July 13, 2015, 01:58:15 AM
Started watching Carnivale (about halfway through the first season). What an amazing show. A great shame it didn't get more buzz at the time and wasn't more successful. I believe they originally wanted to do 6 seasons, but wound it up after 2, due to reception not being what HBO had hoped for. I think if it came out now it would be THE big buzz show.
Oh wow I thought I was the only one that had watched that, hehe
Definitely a great series, and it only gets better as each episode comes along, you'll be really annoyed there's no more by the time season 2 ends!

I can't remember when I watched/was shown on UK TV - probably about 5-6 years ago...
Lejays17 had seen it years ago when it was shown here. She thinks that it may have been 10 years ago. They did a marathon of both seasons on one of our cable networks, so we recorded it to watch. It's very bleak, but compelling.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: RemadeGold on July 17, 2015, 12:41:41 AM
I'm just acclimating to the site.


Anyway, I'm kind of only watching one show at a time.

Currently watching: One Piece (It's long and on-going so I am in no hurry to catch up.)
TBW: Psycho-Pass 2, Arrow, last Doctor Who season, On Stranger Tides, Inside Out, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on August 07, 2015, 04:47:40 PM
Just about to watch The Hobbit, since we got it cheap and need to test it in case the DVD is broken...  ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on August 07, 2015, 05:42:05 PM
Just about to watch The Hobbit, since we got it cheap and need to test it in case the DVD is broken...  ;D
The first one? I also recorded it from TV a couple of weeks ago, but haven't watched it yet...

I'm finally going through GoT 5, recorded from TV. I've dcided to just ignore the books' plot and go with the flow...
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on August 07, 2015, 07:34:03 PM
Just about to watch The Hobbit, since we got it cheap and need to test it in case the DVD is broken...  ;D
The first one? I also recorded it from TV a couple of weeks ago, but haven't watched it yet...

I'm finally going through GoT 5, recorded from TV. I've dcided to just ignore the books' plot and go with the flow...
Yup, haven't got the others yet. The first one feels sooooo long, I remember the second and third being much better...  :P
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on August 07, 2015, 09:01:46 PM
Oh, so you've watched in the cinema!
It will be the first time for me.

One series that I've been loving (one episode left, shown next week!) is Jordskott, a swedish supernatural thriller with forest spirits and non-human people :D
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309405/?ref_=nv_sr_1 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309405/?ref_=nv_sr_1)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Phil Norris on August 07, 2015, 09:22:54 PM
Binge watched over the past few days season two of Black Sails, so much better than S1, much more ship based pirating action. Some great performances, Toby Stephenson is briliiant as Captain Flint (big reveal for him this season that I did not see coming) and after the events of the finale he seems more dangerous than ever.

The standout character for me is Zach MacGowan who plays Charles Vane, he has so much screen presence from his  piercing stare to gravelly voice and he's so damned scary!

I'm hoping Amazon Prime will be showing S3 and 4 real soon.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on August 07, 2015, 09:52:32 PM
Oh, so you've watched in the cinema!
It will be the first time for me.

One series that I've been loving (one episode left, shown next week!) is Jordskott, a swedish supernatural thriller with forest spirits and non-human people :D
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309405/?ref_=nv_sr_1 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309405/?ref_=nv_sr_1)
Yeah, would never miss a good excuse to go to the cinema!

Hope you like them then - apparently we rated them 8/10, 8/10, and 6/10 on imdb. They're decent but not brilliant, and at times they do drag a little, but I think they're worth watching anyway.  :)

I haven't reall watched any TV shows since Lost...  :o
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Rostum on August 24, 2015, 04:52:49 PM
Watched a Norwegian fantasy horror film called Thale last night. It was very well done and relied on acting and timing instead of special effects.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ultamentkiller on August 24, 2015, 08:29:33 PM
Just finished up season 1 of a show called Complications. Awesome show! It better be renewed for Season 2. Apparently it's up in the air at the moment.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on August 24, 2015, 11:43:53 PM
Started watching Fear the Walking Dead last night. I like the way they'e set it up, but it frustrated me when they didn't know how to kill the zombies. I kept shouting inwardly 'just shoot them in the head!'
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 24, 2015, 11:59:19 PM
Just finished up season 1 of a show called Complications. Awesome show! It better be renewed for Season 2. Apparently it's up in the air at the moment.

Is it really? I've heard only good things about it, but never got around to watching it. Might need to now!

Started watching Fear the Walking Dead last night. I like the way they'e set it up, but it frustrated me when they didn't know how to kill the zombies. I kept shouting inwardly 'just shoot them in the head!'

I was the same. Pilot got some pretty crappy reviews; I enjoyed what it set out to do: Set up a character study of what would happen in the beginning.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on August 25, 2015, 06:52:19 AM
Just finished up season 1 of a show called Complications. Awesome show! It better be renewed for Season 2. Apparently it's up in the air at the moment.

Is it really? I've heard only good things about it, but never got around to watching it. Might need to now!

Started watching Fear the Walking Dead last night. I like the way they'e set it up, but it frustrated me when they didn't know how to kill the zombies. I kept shouting inwardly 'just shoot them in the head!'

I was the same. Pilot got some pretty crappy reviews; I enjoyed what it set out to do: Set up a character study of what would happen in the beginning.
I liked that too. It kind of fills in the blanks for what happened while Rick was comatose in the Georgia hospital. Setting it in a really big city like LA was also a good move.
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Post by: Rostum on August 30, 2015, 09:29:20 PM
Started watching Outlander. I am only about halfway through the first episode and have winced about three times so far over clumsy dialogue and poor narrative. Does it get better or will I be grinding my teeth?
Is the book better?
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Post by: ScarletBea on September 05, 2015, 10:28:30 PM
I've just watched Prometheus (for the first time).
Not as bad as some people I think had mentioned, hehe

(still closed eyes at some eeky moments, hehe - squelsh squelsh)
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 05, 2015, 10:59:20 PM
I've just watched Prometheus (for the first time).
Not as bad as some people I think had mentioned, hehe

Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this way.
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Post by: ScarletBea on September 05, 2015, 11:10:44 PM
Fassbender as the robot was quite good, in being creepy and totally 'inhuman'.
Noomi is cooler than Sigourney.
 8)

The only problem I noticed was a version of my pet-peeve "something big is rolling towards you so of course you try to outrun it straight ahead, instead of just stepping to the side and let it roll past" ::)

Oooh just saw that there's going to be a film 2 in 2017!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on September 06, 2015, 12:51:01 AM
I've just watched Prometheus (for the first time).
Not as bad as some people I think had mentioned, hehe

(still closed eyes at some eeky moments, hehe - squelsh squelsh)

I enjoyed it, too.
Maybe we have low standards  ;)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 06, 2015, 01:11:22 AM
Fassbender as the robot was quite good, in being creepy and totally 'inhuman'.
Noomi is cooler than Sigourney.
 8)

The only problem I noticed was a version of my pet-peeve "something big is rolling towards you so of course you try to outrun it straight ahead, instead of just stepping to the side and let it roll past" ::)

Oooh just saw that there's going to be a film 2 in 2017!
Lejays17 and I were both watching that in the cinema and shouting at the screen 'Run sideways you idiot!' Hopefully Lindelhof won't be involved with the 2nd season. Man cannot bring anything to a satisfactory end.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on September 06, 2015, 11:32:50 AM
We watched Prometheus recently, thought it was absolutely horrendous. I don't think there was a single redeeming factor, for us it was worse even than crap like Twilight or Cirque du Freak...  ??? :P
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Post by: ClintACK on September 06, 2015, 08:29:56 PM
Just binge watched Game of Thrones, Season 5.  Such a good show.  Diverging from the books, but I *like* the tighter plotting of the show.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 06, 2015, 10:40:48 PM
We watched Prometheus recently, thought it was absolutely horrendous. I don't think there was a single redeeming factor, for us it was worse even than crap like Twilight or Cirque du Freak...  ??? :P
For me the redeeming feature of that film was Fassbender's performance. Good make up job on Guy Pearce, too.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on September 06, 2015, 10:44:20 PM
We watched Prometheus recently, thought it was absolutely horrendous. I don't think there was a single redeeming factor, for us it was worse even than crap like Twilight or Cirque du Freak...  ??? :P
For me the redeeming feature of that film was Fassbender's performance. Good make up job on Guy Pearce, too.
Yeah Fassbender was decent, but the story arc for his character didn't really seem to go anywhere, which for me was a disappointment that negated the positive. Shame really, since it was actually a fairly interesting situation.

I actually thought that makeup job was awful, he looked really fake to me - could be just different screens maybe?  :o
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 07, 2015, 05:27:11 AM
We watched Prometheus recently, thought it was absolutely horrendous. I don't think there was a single redeeming factor, for us it was worse even than crap like Twilight or Cirque du Freak...  ??? :P
For me the redeeming feature of that film was Fassbender's performance. Good make up job on Guy Pearce, too.
Yeah Fassbender was decent, but the story arc for his character didn't really seem to go anywhere, which for me was a disappointment that negated the positive. Shame really, since it was actually a fairly interesting situation.

I actually thought that makeup job was awful, he looked really fake to me - could be just different screens maybe?  :o
I suppose since I can remember Pearce from way back in his Neighbours days, seeing him as a really ancient old man is kind of novel to me. I have a soft spot for him as an actor anyway. I loved his performance in Memento.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on September 07, 2015, 07:33:15 AM
We watched Prometheus recently, thought it was absolutely horrendous. I don't think there was a single redeeming factor, for us it was worse even than crap like Twilight or Cirque du Freak...  ??? :P
For me the redeeming feature of that film was Fassbender's performance. Good make up job on Guy Pearce, too.
Yeah Fassbender was decent, but the story arc for his character didn't really seem to go anywhere, which for me was a disappointment that negated the positive. Shame really, since it was actually a fairly interesting situation.

I actually thought that makeup job was awful, he looked really fake to me - could be just different screens maybe?  :o
I suppose since I can remember Pearce from way back in his Neighbours days, seeing him as a really ancient old man is kind of novel to me. I have a soft spot for him as an actor anyway. I loved his performance in Memento.
Yeah he's brilliant in Memento. Love that film.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 07, 2015, 08:26:45 AM
We watched Prometheus recently, thought it was absolutely horrendous. I don't think there was a single redeeming factor, for us it was worse even than crap like Twilight or Cirque du Freak...  ??? :P
For me the redeeming feature of that film was Fassbender's performance. Good make up job on Guy Pearce, too.
Yeah Fassbender was decent, but the story arc for his character didn't really seem to go anywhere, which for me was a disappointment that negated the positive. Shame really, since it was actually a fairly interesting situation.

I actually thought that makeup job was awful, he looked really fake to me - could be just different screens maybe?  :o
I suppose since I can remember Pearce from way back in his Neighbours days, seeing him as a really ancient old man is kind of novel to me. I have a soft spot for him as an actor anyway. I loved his performance in Memento.
Yeah he's brilliant in Memento. Love that film.
Joe Pantoliano was excellent too, but then I've been a fan of his ever since he played Guido the Killer Pimp in Risky Business.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on September 07, 2015, 08:46:34 AM
We watched Prometheus recently, thought it was absolutely horrendous. I don't think there was a single redeeming factor, for us it was worse even than crap like Twilight or Cirque du Freak...  ??? :P
For me the redeeming feature of that film was Fassbender's performance. Good make up job on Guy Pearce, too.
Yeah Fassbender was decent, but the story arc for his character didn't really seem to go anywhere, which for me was a disappointment that negated the positive. Shame really, since it was actually a fairly interesting situation.

I actually thought that makeup job was awful, he looked really fake to me - could be just different screens maybe?  :o
I suppose since I can remember Pearce from way back in his Neighbours days, seeing him as a really ancient old man is kind of novel to me. I have a soft spot for him as an actor anyway. I loved his performance in Memento.
Yeah he's brilliant in Memento. Love that film.
Joe Pantoliano was excellent too, but then I've been a fan of his ever since he played Guido the Killer Pimp in Risky Business.
Yeah definitely, can't actually think of any of Memento that isn't excellent. I never realised that Pantoliano was in the Matrix too, he's great in that as well!  :o
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 08, 2015, 07:21:15 AM
Joe Pantoliano is nearly always worth watching. I saw The Mazerunner the other night, I was glad I didn't pay to see it at the cinema.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on September 08, 2015, 11:20:45 AM
Went to see "Mission Impossible: Rogue Naiton" last night. Pretty good fun. Wish I hadn't known anything about the stunt holding on to the plane, cuz I would have been impressed. Meanwhile, the baddie and the Girl Friday were both really strong performances, and they made the movie work.

And totally off genre, the movie from a few years ago, "Nebraska" is incredible. Funny, touching, sweet and sad. I wonder how well it plays for non-USers?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ClintACK on September 08, 2015, 11:33:16 AM
Joe Pantoliano is nearly always worth watching. I saw The Mazerunner the other night, I was glad I didn't pay to see it at the cinema.

Sadly, I did.

Book was better.

Later books weren't.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ultamentkiller on September 08, 2015, 12:48:13 PM
I thought the third book was the best honestly. His writing seems to improve over time.
The movie sucked though. And I'm definitely not seeing the second one.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: BeardKing on September 08, 2015, 06:32:35 PM
Was watching Mr. Robot, but that season is done. Excellent show. Only thing on that I watch now is Fear the Walking Dead. Everything else is out of season.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on September 09, 2015, 01:41:46 AM
Joe Pantoliano is nearly always worth watching. I saw The Mazerunner the other night, I was glad I didn't pay to see it at the cinema.

Sadly, I did.

Book was better.

Later books weren't.
It was funny, but even as I was watching it, I could see it working better as a book. We really only watched it, because Lejays17 likes Dylan O'Brien in Teen Wolf and we were interested to see how he'd handle a different role.
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Post by: Hedin on September 09, 2015, 01:20:03 PM
I finally finished Daredevil on Monday, it was great just couldn't find the time to watch regularly.  Trying to convince the wife to try The Americans with me as there isn't anything else out right now that I watch.
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Post by: Nighteyes on September 09, 2015, 10:44:47 PM
Started the Fargo tv series yesterday. Minnesotans speak funny.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Hedin on September 25, 2015, 12:53:09 AM
Have to record it on the DVR and watch it later but I'm looking forward to Heroes tonight.   The first season if that show was one of my favorite TV seasons ever.
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Post by: BeardKing on September 28, 2015, 04:10:57 PM
Been watching The Bastard Executioner on FX. I'm digging it. It's very violent, which is a good thing. Story isn't so bad either.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Yora on October 18, 2015, 07:35:07 PM
I was thinking "Oh, why not?!" and started watching X-Files. I only watched a few episodes back when they ran in the 90s when they aired before Buffy for a while, but never really got any deeper into it.
Now I watched only a few episodes of the first season yet and it seems quite good. But the plots are actually pretty weak so far. Of the first six episodes, I had figured out four of the mysteries within the first 30 seconds before Scully and Mulder even appeared on screen. But the acting and directing is really quite good, so I have confidence of it improving. Most shows are pretty weak in the first season.
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Post by: Eclipse on October 18, 2015, 07:54:03 PM
Have you seen tooms yet ?

If the x-file was a book would it come under horror or sci-fi or urban fantasy or something else
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Yora on October 18, 2015, 08:22:26 PM
I think that was the third episode. And yes, I had that one figured out before the opening scene ended. Though I think there's a good chance that it was pretty original 20 years ago and I've just seen too many stories that have picked up ideas from the show since then.

I think back in the day we called them all simply Mystery Shows. Though if you want to get super specific, I think you could go with "supernatural urban mystery horror".

Just started episode seven: Oh come on! I already solved the mystery crime before it was even commited. Knowing that the name of the episode is "Ghost in the Machine" made it very easy, but I think even without it it would still not be hard to figure out:
First scene: Guy with wild hair, t-shirt and jeans complaints to another guy in a business suit that "This is not the company we wanted to create anymore. You're ruining it!" and stomps out of the room.
Scene two: Guy in the suit writes on his computer that after the "departure of a company member, they are going to restructure the company, which will include scrapping the artificial intelligence project." He is watched by surveilance cameras and appears on a screen with the label "Central Operating System" next to it. He walks out of the room and sees water on the floor.

So, what will happen next? He will have an unfortunate accident by getting an electric shock while standing in the water. Because it turns out that the AI was actually working and running all the electrics of the building, and it murdered him to avenge its creator getting kicked out and preserve it's own existance.
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Post by: ScarletBea on October 18, 2015, 08:37:38 PM
If you find the isolated episodes a bit of a let down, you could focus on the mythology ones only.
I did that last year, but I'd seen them all when they were first aired.

These are the mythology episodes (based on several sites plus adjusted as I watched them):

My file, saved as a GoogleDoc:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1n_tCfTJ9uAqAg3djazr70SSYBcvj3WDVOfhvU_cjajo/edit?usp=sharing (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1n_tCfTJ9uAqAg3djazr70SSYBcvj3WDVOfhvU_cjajo/edit?usp=sharing)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Yora on October 18, 2015, 09:03:00 PM
They are still pretty entertaining to watch. Even though the big reveals have been very easy to spot so far, many of the finer details have been quite interesting. And the acting, directing, and editing are really pretty good. I probably wouldn't watch 9 seasons of just that, but so far I'm quite happy to go along with it for a while.
And I really do expect it to become a lot tighter over time.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nighteyes on October 18, 2015, 09:14:16 PM
I definitely prefered the monster of the week episodes.  The mythology ones drove me crazy.  At the time it was the equivalent of Game of Thrones with the hype, conversations at school and work and theorizing. I remember the theme tune making the top 3 I believe of the hit parade and the hype around the first movie.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Yora on October 18, 2015, 09:25:49 PM
Yeah, I can understand that. Too many TV shows have supposed big mysteries but really just make things up as they go and it rarely works out really well. Being able to adjust based on the experience gained during previous episodes is nice, but when the big answer is created only after they created a lot of different questions, it's never great.
But on the other hand, monster of the week doesn't really get me coming back to a show again and again. I like complex connections.
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Post by: ClintACK on October 18, 2015, 10:44:54 PM
Yeah, I can understand that. Too many TV shows have supposed big mysteries but really just make things up as they go and it rarely works out really well. Being able to adjust based on the experience gained during previous episodes is nice, but when the big answer is created only after they created a lot of different questions, it's never great.

Oh.  You watched LOST too?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Yora on October 18, 2015, 10:59:35 PM
No. Exactly for this reason.

I tend to always lag three or four years behind with pop culture, especially TV. By the time Lost appeared on my radar, people were already commenting on it never going anywhere.

Regarding X-Files, I am actually most scared of the... well, scary episodes. I remember there being some super terrifying ones that evoke associations with Silent Hill for me. Anything with grossly deformed humanoid monsters. I get scared shitless by those. I'm always looking up short summaries of each episode before watching in the hope to avoid those.
And some of them have pictures on the wikipedia pages that will make me sleep bad at night.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on October 19, 2015, 05:16:53 AM
*la la la* fingers in ears
I loved Lost, even the ending, so I won't hear anything bad about it ;)

Another series you might like then, Yora, is Fringe. I called it the X-Files for the new generation, and really loved it (mainly the 4 first seasons - the last one went in a different direction)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on October 19, 2015, 07:19:44 AM
I think Lost is worth watching for the first two or three seasons alone, though I didn't really like the end of the series.  :P
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on October 19, 2015, 08:51:29 AM
*la la la* fingers in ears
I loved Lost, even the ending, so I won't hear anything bad about it ;)

I bloody love LOST, I've seen it probably half a dozen times. Followed it as it was on, which at the end of the day was just so much fun. The more batshit crazy it was the better. Desmond ftw.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on October 19, 2015, 09:10:19 AM
*la la la* fingers in ears
I loved Lost, even the ending, so I won't hear anything bad about it ;)

I bloody love LOST, I've seen it probably half a dozen times. Followed it as it was on, which at the end of the day was just so much fun. The more batshit crazy it was the better. Desmond ftw.
See you in another life, brotha.  8)
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Post by: ClintACK on October 19, 2015, 02:45:17 PM
Meh.

I *loved* LOST when I could still believe there was actually a story they were telling.

By the end, it was clear they were just making stuff up, going for "sense of wonder" by music and actor expressions rather than writing something wonderful, and hoping the fans didn't remember what they'd been told or promised even a few episodes earlier, since the writers sure didn't.

I could fill a post with the promises they made the viewer over the first two seasons that they never fulfilled.  Making increasingly extravagant promises that you also never fulfill isn't storytelling.

LOST was like any pure discovery-writing story where you make the mistake of publishing the first third of the story before you finish discovering the rest.

But since you're fellow LOST fans...

Live Together, Die Alone, or
Man of Science, Man of Faith
Who is Jacob?  Guys, Where are We?
Who else feels like we’re just LOST?

Forty six survived the crash of
Oceanic 8-1-5
Jack, the doctor, treats the wounded,
just how is it he’s alive?

Three set forth into the jungle,
Found transceiver, Monster scares.
Six set forth to climb the mountain,
Sawyer shoots a polar bear.

French Transmission: not a rescue
Says Danielle, “It killed them all.”
Sixteen years the loop’s been playing.
“Guys, where are we?” Charlie calls.

Kate, the prisoner, ran from justice,
now her captor dies in pain.
On the Island, we start over,
past forgotten, slate wiped clean.

Locke, the hunter, brings home bacon,
Don’t tell him what he can’t do.
Wheelchair no longer needed,
Faith made strong, but faith in who?

Jack, the leader, follows Christian,
finds them water, and a home?
Maybe rescue isn’t coming.
Live together, die alone.

Kwons, the couple, don’t speak English
Jin goes after Michael -- why?
Sun speaks English?!  Sun tells Michael
Jin was mad about the watch.

Rock Star Charlie has a problem,
Wise old Locke has got his back.
Ask him thrice and have your baggie,
Charlie asks, then burns the smack.

Sawyer, Con Man, reads his letter,
Smolders with his inward hate.
Shannon’s asthma gets him tortured,
But the Con Man can’t fool Kate.

Then Sayid, Iraqi Torturer,
Driven off by pangs of guilt,
Ventures forth to seek forgiveness,
Finds a cable, finds Danielle.

Claire, the pregnant aussie hottie,
Knows that someone means her harm.
Friends all think that she is crazy.
Ethan is no false alarm.

Jack and Locke pursuing Ethan,
Each one takes a separate path.
Jack finds Charlie, hung and dying,
Locke though finds a buried Hatch.

Kate and Sawyer find a suitcase,
Locked and armored, strongly built.
What is in it?  Kate is desperate.
Toy memento of her guilt.

Boone, the brother, loves his sister,
Wants to tell her, Locke is peeved.
Locke goes postal, Boone has visions,
Shannon Lost he feels relieved.

Walt is Special, son of Michael,
Wanders off, finds polar bear.
Locke helps Michael rescue Walt, and
Postcards prove he always cared.

Claire returns but has amnesia.
Ethan threatens, starts a scare.
Claire is bait to catch the killer,
Charlie shoots, protecting Claire.

Sawyer’s wracked with guilt for killing
One who wasn’t what he seemed.
Vengeful boar is out to get him,
Can the con-man be redeemed?

Michael’s raft is set on fire.
Jin, again, misunderstood.
Sun reveals she speaks English,
Locke says, “We are not alone!”

Four and Eight and Fifteen, Sixteen
Twenty Three and Forty Two,
Are they cursed, or are they lucky?
What is Hurley S’posed to do?

Locke is driven by his nightmares,
Taking Boone to find a plane,
Boone falls down and hurts his leg, a
Light goes on inside the Hatch.

Jack, the Doctor’s treating Boone, while
Claire’s in labor in the wild.
Boone would rather die with two legs,
Kate delivers Claire’s new child.

Locke, accused by Jack of Murder,
Takes Sayid to see the plane.
Shannon takes a gun to kill him,
Poor Sayid must take the blame.

Kate, the Runner, fears a rescue,
Wants a big head start, to flee.
Sun puts poison in the water,
Sawyer fights, revealingly.

French chick warns that They are coming,
Smoke of black suggests attack.
Off they march into the jungle.
At the beach, they launch the Raft.

Dynamite’s a mite unstable,
At the Black Rock, Arzt goes Boom!
Sawyer swims and saves the rudder,
Baby kidnapped by Danielle.

Jack saves Locke from Smokey Monster,
Blows the Hatch; on Raft, great joy
Radar blip -- a boat -- a rescue
“Gonna have to take the boy.”

Tune in next year if you wonder:
What is in that crazy Hatch?
Will our castaways find rescue?
What do bad guys want with Walt?

I kept this nonsense up straight on through Season 6

From close to the end:
Daniel’s back and talking crazy,
Wants them to set off the Bomb.
Finds the Others, threatens Richard,
Ends up getting shot by Mom.

Dr. Chang is Miles’s father,
Ellie knows she’s Daniel’s mom.
Chang begins evacuation,
Ellie takes them to the bomb.

Locke takes Ben to Jacob’s lair,
Assigning him the mortal task.
Man in Black has found his loophole,
“What about you?” Jacob asks.

Jack has taken Jughead’s trigger,
Tossed it in the Swan hatch site.
Juliet has fallen, also.
Pounds the bomb, the screen goes white.

“What just happened?” Lost fans bellow,
Throwing things at their TVs.
Did they change things? Are they dead now?
Season 6: Los Angeles?

Oceanic Eight One Five has
Landed safely in L.A.
Wait, was Desmond on the plane?  Is
Hurley happy?  Shannon stayed?

Back in time, the blown-up Swan hatch,
Juliet alive, then dead.
Take Sayid to Jacob’s Temple,
You must save him, Jacob said.

Meanwhile, under foot of statue,
Ben is coming out of shock.
Bram and minions take on Smokey,
Overpowered, killed by Flocke.

Is Sayid a killer zombie?
Dogen has a poison pill.
James goes home for private mourning,
Jin goes off to find his wife.


Very, very sorry.

I'm particularly fond of:
Jack has taken Jughead’s trigger,
Tossed it in the Swan hatch site.
Juliet has fallen, also.
Pounds the bomb, the screen goes white.

“What just happened?” Lost fans bellow,
Throwing things at their TVs.
Did they change things? Are they dead now?
Season 6: Los Angeles?

Anyway... much brilliance to LOST.  Huge melodramatic character moments.  The problem is that they promised a mystery and gave us a character drama with big firework explosions of new mysteries being introduced where none of the mysteries was ever really resolved.

Blue Bloods made a similar shift -- if you go back to the first season, there was some corrupt NYPD society that was responsible for killing the other brother -- this was the main season-long plot layered on the episodic plots.  That plot went bye-bye when the writers realized what a hit they had as an episodic cop-drama-slash-family-drama with an unbelievably great cast.  The difference is that Blue Bloods switched to promising what they were delivering, and LOST kept on promising new cool mysteries that would be resolved and hoping the new promises would distract you from the fact that the cake was a lie.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Yora on October 19, 2015, 06:07:11 PM
Today I watched the X-Files episode "Eve". Now that's briliant.  :D
I totally did not see anything like that coming and there was so much deception, but it all makes perfect sense at the end. Twist after twist after twist, and it just gets better instead of confusing and dumber. Such fun.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: BeardKing on October 20, 2015, 07:46:41 PM
Back to watching The Walking Dead and The Leftovers on Sundays. I'm also enjoying The Bastard Executioner on Tuesdays and The Last Kingdom on Saturdays.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ClintACK on October 20, 2015, 08:40:46 PM
Supernatural has started up again.

I'm not sure why, but I'm still enjoying it.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Mr.J on October 20, 2015, 10:36:23 PM
Yet to watch it yet cos going to with BF but Fargo S2 has started yay! An amazing first series if anyone hasn't seen it yet.

Also anyone watched Mr Robot? Really need to catch up on that, hearing a lot of good stuff about it.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Hedin on October 21, 2015, 02:45:09 AM
I started watching the first season of The Flash this past weekend and loving it so far.  I had meant to start watching it last year when it came out by didn't get my DVR setup for it and missed the first few episodes to waited until it came on Netflix.  I have definitely enjoyed Arrow over the past few years but Flash seems to be a bit funner. That said, I wish they would have gotten rid of the whole "I'm a good guy with powers but I can't tell my closest friend" thing, it is seriously played out.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on October 21, 2015, 06:33:10 AM
I started watching the first season of The Flash this past weekend and loving it so far.  I had meant to start watching it last year when it came out by didn't get my DVR setup for it and missed the first few episodes to waited until it came on Netflix.  I have definitely enjoyed Arrow over the past few years but Flash seems to be a bit funner. That said, I wish they would have gotten rid of the whole "I'm a good guy with powers but I can't tell my closest friend" thing, it is seriously played out.
Arrow is darker than The Flash. I think they're trying to make a distinction between Starling City and Central City, where Starling City is a rougher meaner place so it needs someone like the Arrow to be their vigilante whereas the bright and sunny Central City can have The Flash and be a bit more relaxed about it all. As long as Felicity is on Arrow though, it will always come up trumps for me.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Yora on October 21, 2015, 05:20:13 PM
I definitely prefered the monster of the week episodes.  The mythology ones drove me crazy.
Having concrentrated on main story episodes for a while, I can completely see the frustration. It really doesn't make much sense. At some times the conspirators have seemingly unlimited resources and kill lots of people for minor things, then a few moments later they leave sensitive evidence lying around completely unprotected where everyone can easily get them, once you know where you have to look. And why didn't they just kill Mulder by the fourth or fifth episode? They killed people for much less than he is doing every episode, and he constantly gets caught but let go.
And then Mulder has all these helpful informants that suddenly appear and tell him a place he should visit. But for what purpose? If they want him to know things, why not just tell him? The Old Man was at least sympathetic while making no sense, but the Black Man seems like a complete loony.

Mid-third season, it appears as if the ufo abductions and tests are done by humans using alien spaceships. But at the same time they keep all their current files in a ruined building in the wilderness without any guards or security. Or a train car full with alien corpses burried in the desert and left to rot. But when they know Mulder is poking around in the area, they immediately know where to find him and are not at all surprised by what's in the car, so they clearly knew about it the whole time and it was not simply forgotten. They thought it was adequate storage of super senitive garbage, which they could have destroyed at any point in the past. And then they have autopsies of alien corpses in a train car? Why? The same episode shows that they experiment on humans on UFOs. Why not transport the alien on one of them and instead using a train?
It's stupid and makes no sense.
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Post by: Mr.J on October 21, 2015, 05:46:49 PM
Was pretty clear going through the X-Files recently that they made up that mythology stuff as it went along, all those two parters threw a lot of balls in the air that were interesting and surprising and then just sort of shrugged and let them disappear and said 'oh well its a mystery, conspiracy *waves hands above head*'

Mythology never paid off, eventually we gave up and just watched the monster of the weeks. Series 6 had some really good ones despite being after the film.
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Post by: Eclipse on October 21, 2015, 05:57:55 PM
Watching the second season of Blacklist
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Post by: ScarletBea on October 22, 2015, 10:07:43 PM
Last kingdom was fab 8)
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Post by: Jmack on October 22, 2015, 10:49:18 PM

Last kingdom was fab 8)
What is the last kingdom?



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Post by: ultamentkiller on October 23, 2015, 12:00:23 AM
Watching the second season of Blacklist
I;m not watching too much right now.
The Blacklist Season 3.
Code Black
The Big Bang Theory
Just finished watching Gracepoint a while ago. I felt so stupid, and kind of mad, when I realized that it was a remake of Broadchurch, and it followed the exact same storyline. I would've just watched Broadchurch!
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Post by: ScarletBea on October 23, 2015, 03:41:29 AM
Last kingdom was fab 8)
What is the last kingdom?
New BBC series based on Bernard Cornwell's books, about Vikings and Saxons and general 9-10th century.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4179452/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4179452/)
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Post by: Eclipse on October 23, 2015, 08:52:22 PM
Last kingdom was fab 8)
What is the last kingdom?
New BBC series based on Bernard Cornwell's books, about Vikings and Saxons and general 9-10th century.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4179452/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4179452/)

I watched it I quite enjoyed it was a bit predictable through maybe I read too many books you know that blinded kid would come back for revenge  ;D

I preferred it when the main character wasn't a child any more as it felt a bit YA ,are we the only one's who watched it? 
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Post by: ClintACK on October 25, 2015, 01:27:18 AM
Saw Bridge of Spies.  It was excellent.
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Post by: ScarletBea on October 25, 2015, 06:25:23 PM
I know it's not fantasy, but I just re-watched "Velvet Goldmine": I so love this movie :D 8)
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Post by: Jmack on October 25, 2015, 06:38:31 PM
I know it's not fantasy, but I just re-watched "Velvet Goldmine": I so love this movie :D 8)

1998; those are some young-lookin' future stars!
Have never heard of this movie.
TBW list.
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Post by: ScarletBea on October 25, 2015, 07:46:26 PM
I know it's not fantasy, but I just re-watched "Velvet Goldmine": I so love this movie :D 8)

1998; those are some young-lookin' future stars!
Have never heard of this movie.
TBW list.
It's great it you like(d) Bowie, Iggy Pop, and all the 70s glam rock scene ;D
Amazing music.
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Post by: Arry on October 27, 2015, 11:11:02 PM
Last kingdom was fab 8)

We've been watching this. It's good. I do love the girl (can't remember her name). She has some great lines. As does the big blonde guy. (OK, I'm kinda crap with names, so I apologize if no one knows who I'm talking about)
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Post by: Elfy on October 28, 2015, 05:29:23 AM
Still in shock over Monday's episode of The Walking Dead. Also started watching a British series called Home Fires, about how those back in the UK not actively involved in fighting WW2 dealt with it. It's set in a Cheshire village. An interesting look at the period and has an excellent cast.
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Post by: DMHamilton on October 28, 2015, 04:34:08 PM
Just started watching Danger 5 on Netflix - very daft, but very funny. I'm really not sure how I'd describe it. Maybe like Thunderbirds with real actors and Nazis (fake ones, obviously!).
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Post by: ultamentkiller on October 30, 2015, 04:13:06 PM
Just started watching Narcos. Looks pretty interesting judging from the first episode.
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Post by: Nora on November 02, 2015, 10:22:41 AM
Just saw Ant-man. It did make me giggle quite a few times. Not a too serious movie, but not a great one either. It delivers some cool new ideas but rides most of the hero movies into battle.

Good stuff to watch if you're bored.
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Post by: Mr.J on November 02, 2015, 09:31:11 PM
Just started watching Narcos. Looks pretty interesting judging from the first episode.
I can't decide about that show, sometimes it's fantastic, others rather cliched and has basically no women anywhere other than to have sex with.

The most interesting part is Pedro Pascal's face and awesome accent.  ;D
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Post by: ultamentkiller on November 03, 2015, 03:06:40 AM
Well er, that's pretty much how it went with them. If there were women around, you slept with them. I don't really consider it to be clichet or sexist, because that's how things actually went. I'm sure there's been some exaggeration for dramatization purposes, but still the same thing applies.
I'm about halfway through now. The plot definitely isn't jaw-dropping or thrilling, but it's interesting. I sure have learned a lot while being entertained.
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Post by: Eclipse on November 05, 2015, 10:02:56 PM
Still watching the last Kingdom,I like it but it seems so predictable to me anyway, its putting me off trying his books.
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Post by: ScarletBea on November 05, 2015, 10:12:07 PM
Still watching the last Kingdom,I like it but it seems so predictable to me anyway, its putting me off trying his books.
I bet the books will be really different...
Anyway, do you guess *everything*? I just live/watch in the moment, I'm not thinking what will happen next and get annoyed when that happens :-\
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Post by: Eclipse on November 05, 2015, 11:06:16 PM
Hardly ever happens that's why I notice it, I didn't have this problem with the pillars of the earth

I want to be surprised
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Post by: Nighteyes on November 06, 2015, 01:42:58 AM
Still watching the last Kingdom,I like it but it seems so predictable to me anyway, its putting me off trying his books.

Bernard Cornwell is what I d call a pulp writer meets historian. He has a staggering output at probably 2 books a year. It is not high literature but his books are very enjoyable with a lot of historical research thrown in. He has also covered a range of historical periods from the Napoleonic era to the American Civil War to life in Britian before 1066 to the 100 years war. (He also visits and walks the historical sites his books are set on.) I certainly wouldn't recommend reading everything he has written as would get a little repetitive but I do enjoy a Cornwell book as they are fun romps but teach me some history. Over the years I have read most of the Sharpe adventures, all his 100 year war novels and one of his Starbuck books. Probably won't read his Last Kingdom books but certainly will make the time soon to watch them on the iplayer.

Currently I watch Doctor Who, and have guilty pleasures in The Apprentice and Supergirl.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on November 06, 2015, 03:45:23 AM
Still watching the last Kingdom,I like it but it seems so predictable to me anyway, its putting me off trying his books.
I bet the books will be really different...
Anyway, do you guess *everything*? I just live/watch in the moment, I'm not thinking what will happen next and get annoyed when that happens :-\
I don't know how to do that. Sometimes I wish I didn't try to predict, but I can't help it. My favorite books are the ones where the author floored me. I'm a really good guesser, so that's a short list. I just... See through things.
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Post by: Jmack on November 06, 2015, 01:51:50 PM
Mrs. JMack and I started watching "Jane the Virgin" last night. What a hoot. We were laughing for about two hours straight. Binge viewing will be on the agenda very soon.
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Post by: m3mnoch on November 06, 2015, 02:37:16 PM
Mrs. JMack and I started watching "Jane the Virgin" last night. What a hoot. We were laughing for about two hours straight. Binge viewing will be on the agenda very soon.

what?  what?  what is this?  is that a netflix thing?

mrs. m3mnoch and i are in the mood to hit up a funny series.

p.s.  she would die if she knew i called her mrs. m3mnoch.
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Post by: ScarletBea on November 06, 2015, 02:47:34 PM
p.s.  she would die if she knew i called her mrs. m3mnoch.
;D ;D

By the way, I need to ask your wife something, could you PM me her mail? 8)
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Post by: Rostum on November 06, 2015, 05:37:19 PM
Just watched the first episode of the last kingdom.

Costume not great, dialogue had me wincing as stating the obvious really was the order of the day and I should probably have been playing trope bingo.
I gave up reading Cromwell a long time back as I felt he was just turning the handle but I can't believe he would
have come up with something this character this dumbed down.

Does it get better?
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Post by: Jmack on November 06, 2015, 05:53:18 PM
Mrs. JMack and I started watching "Jane the Virgin" last night. What a hoot. We were laughing for about two hours straight. Binge viewing will be on the agenda very soon.

what?  what?  what is this?  is that a netflix thing?

mrs. m3mnoch and i are in the mood to hit up a funny series.

p.s.  she would die if she knew i called her mrs. m3mnoch.

On the CW, which isn't usually a reason for recommendation, but this is great.
We're watching season 1 on Netflix.

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Post by: Eclipse on November 06, 2015, 05:59:33 PM
Just watched the first episode of the last kingdom.

Costume not great, dialogue had me wincing as stating the obvious really was the order of the day and I should probably have been playing trope bingo.
I gave up reading Cromwell a long time back as I felt he was just turning the handle but I can't believe he would
have come up with something this character this dumbed down.

Does it get better?

lets hump!  ;D that make me cringe every time I hear it ,It does feel like a YA novel in places
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Post by: Rostum on November 07, 2015, 09:49:37 PM
The horrible sword with a lump amber as a pommel. That's it I am done.
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Post by: ScarletBea on November 07, 2015, 09:59:20 PM
Really? Is that bad?

I've just caught up with the first 2 episodes of Da Vinci's Demons season 3 - cool 8)
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Post by: Mr.J on November 08, 2015, 11:42:55 AM
Doctor Who last night was so great, so far probably the best series of DW for ages imo. Capaldi is phenomenal, and yet all the media can focus on is the ratings have dipped slightly, which is just typical.

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Post by: ultamentkiller on November 08, 2015, 05:06:14 PM
I miss David Tennant! :(
I'm waiting for the whole season to come out before I watch it. I hope it's better than season 8 though. Eight was good, but not as good as the ones before.
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Post by: Nighteyes on November 08, 2015, 06:35:00 PM
I miss David Tennant! :(
I'm waiting for the whole season to come out before I watch it. I hope it's better than season 8 though. Eight was good, but not as good as the ones before.

Tennant was good, but Capaldi is on another level.  There is something rather 'alien' about his Doctor, and his acting is extraordinary.  He really delivers on the monologue this week. 
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Post by: Mr.J on November 08, 2015, 07:39:53 PM
Yup series 9 has been brilliant so far, not every episode is perfect but always interesting. But yea Capaldi is just so 'the Doctor' for me, way way more than Matt Smith ever was (sorry, just not my cup of tea), i just want him to stay forever :(
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Post by: Hedin on November 10, 2015, 06:53:01 PM
Yup series 9 has been brilliant so far, not every episode is perfect but always interesting. But yea Capaldi is just so 'the Doctor' for me, way way more than Matt Smith ever was (sorry, just not my cup of tea), i just want him to stay forever :(

I don't watch a lot of Doctor Who, mostly it's my fall back when nothing else is on, but Smith was my favorite.  Granted Karen Gillan probably had a lot to do with that.

Speaking of Tennant he's going to be the bad guy in Jessica Jones which looks fantastic in the trailers so far.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on November 10, 2015, 07:24:15 PM
I knoooooooooow!
I seriously thought about skipping school to just binge watch. Actually, I'm still considering, especially since I have a doctor appointment that day. :P
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Post by: Mr.J on November 10, 2015, 07:31:27 PM
I knoooooooooow!
I seriously thought about skipping school to just binge watch. Actually, I'm still considering, especially since I have a doctor appointment that day. :P
Rightttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt?!!

Really looking forward to Jessica Jones, though I'm lowering my hopes too as I don't want to put so much anticipation on it that it will only disappoint. I will not be surprised if this is the general reaction from viewers, considering we were all expecting Daredevil to be poop it seemed even better when it turned out otherwise.
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Post by: Eclipse on November 12, 2015, 10:19:54 PM
The last kingdom was much better tonight.but there do seem to rush the story alot , get married and have a baby all in one hour

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Post by: Mr.J on November 12, 2015, 11:26:14 PM
The last kingdom was much better tonight.but there do seem to rush the story alot , get married and have a baby all in one hour
Fargo did that wayyyy quicker. :P

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Post by: ultamentkiller on November 20, 2015, 03:27:13 AM
If anyone wants to be entertained, go watch The Princess Bride. But play a game while you do.
Whether you're with someone or by yourself, this game works perfectly! Try to count how many times each character would've died if this were a George R. R. Martin production. I did this for about 30 minutes, and it's worth it. I got bored by myself though. I shall watch it next time with someone to play the game with.
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Post by: Nighteyes on November 21, 2015, 09:13:09 PM
The current series of Doctor Who. Just incredible. Lets hope Peter Capaldi gets every award going.
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Post by: Nora on November 24, 2015, 02:05:30 PM
Wow, just finished S01E01 of The Man In The High Castle and it blew me away!

For a series, it's incredibly well shot, I mean, they really went all out to make it look realistic. The USA's 60s with a nazi and japanese bend? I was a bit afraid of what it'd look like but I reckon they manage splendidly.

The plot was thick and so well told that I got owned by the plot twist. Great acting throughout as well for a serie.

I very highly recommend it to anyone who likes that kind of jazz... It's a darker, parallel history in which the nazi got the bomb first and won the war, dividing the US between Japan and Germany.
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Post by: Jmack on November 24, 2015, 02:32:14 PM
Wow, just finished S01E01 of The Man In The High Castle and it blew me away!

For a series, it's incredibly well shot, I mean, they really went all out to make it look realistic. The USA's 60s with a nazi and japanese bend? I was a bit afraid of what it'd look like but I reckon they manage splendidly.

The plot was thick and so well told that I got owned by the plot twist. Great acting throughout as well for a serie.

I very highly recommend it to anyone who likes that kind of jazz... It's a darker, parallel history in which the nazi got the bomb first and won the war, dividing the US between Japan and Germany.

I also thought the first episode was awesome.
Currently watching "Jessica Jones" and "Jane the Virgin" - couldn't ask for two more different series.
MitHC would be after those.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on November 24, 2015, 05:14:50 PM
Wow, just finished S01E01 of The Man In The High Castle and it blew me away!

For a series, it's incredibly well shot, I mean, they really went all out to make it look realistic. The USA's 60s with a nazi and japanese bend? I was a bit afraid of what it'd look like but I reckon they manage splendidly.

The plot was thick and so well told that I got owned by the plot twist. Great acting throughout as well for a serie.

I very highly recommend it to anyone who likes that kind of jazz... It's a darker, parallel history in which the nazi got the bomb first and won the war, dividing the US between Japan and Germany.
I read the books, and got bored by the end of chapter one or two. How similar is the show to the book?
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Post by: ClintACK on November 24, 2015, 06:04:01 PM
Wow, just finished S01E01 of The Man In The High Castle and it blew me away!

For a series, it's incredibly well shot, I mean, they really went all out to make it look realistic. The USA's 60s with a nazi and japanese bend? I was a bit afraid of what it'd look like but I reckon they manage splendidly.

The plot was thick and so well told that I got owned by the plot twist. Great acting throughout as well for a serie.

I very highly recommend it to anyone who likes that kind of jazz... It's a darker, parallel history in which the nazi got the bomb first and won the war, dividing the US between Japan and Germany.

Definitely enjoyed the pilot episode when it came out -- will have to add the series to my TBW pile.
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Post by: Rostum on November 24, 2015, 09:00:28 PM
Been watching Arrow. Not really sure about this...
Man in the High Castle is visually very much in keeping with the book, but I have only seen two episodes to date.
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Post by: Nora on November 24, 2015, 11:17:30 PM
Wow, just finished S01E01 of The Man In The High Castle and it blew me away!

For a series, it's incredibly well shot, I mean, they really went all out to make it look realistic. The USA's 60s with a nazi and japanese bend? I was a bit afraid of what it'd look like but I reckon they manage splendidly.

The plot was thick and so well told that I got owned by the plot twist. Great acting throughout as well for a serie.

I very highly recommend it to anyone who likes that kind of jazz... It's a darker, parallel history in which the nazi got the bomb first and won the war, dividing the US between Japan and Germany.
I read the books, and got bored by the end of chapter one or two. How similar is the show to the book?

Couldn't tell you since the book is on my tbr pile only, but I would most definitely not call that pilot boring. The world building was extremely well done. It's long for an episode, but give it a shot.
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Post by: Raptori on November 24, 2015, 11:32:53 PM
We've been on a Ghibli marathon (and snuck some other anime films in too) recently. Such amazing films.
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Post by: Jmack on November 24, 2015, 11:41:06 PM
We've been on a Ghibli marathon (and snuck some other anime films in too) recently. Such amazing films.

They are so wonderful. I've not seen them all, but certainly many.  So far, My Neighbor Totoro is my favorite. But I do love Kiki, Howl's, Spirited...  Have seen others, but these are at my top.
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Post by: Phil Norris on November 24, 2015, 11:50:22 PM
Watched Jessica Jones the weekend and its brilliant, less action orientated than Daredevil but in a lot of ways a much darker show.

Now watching Badlands (very much a Revolutions vibe) and The Man In The High Castle which is slick and stylish and beautifully filmed.
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Post by: Raptori on November 24, 2015, 11:56:05 PM
We've been on a Ghibli marathon (and snuck some other anime films in too) recently. Such amazing films.

They are so wonderful. I've not seen them all, but certainly many.  So far, My Neighbor Totoro is my favorite. But I do love Kiki, Howl's, Spirited...  Have seen others, but these are at my top.
Yep, great stories and beautiful presentation. For me, Kiki, Spirited Away, and Totoro are almost perfect, with only Earthsea being a disappointment. It's been ages since I've seen Howl (and I think I've only seen it once) so that's on the list, iirc I liked it just as much as those three. The only ones I haven't seen are Porco Rosso, Pom Poko, My Neighbours the Yamadas, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya; think Saurus has only the last two to watch. Still have loads to re-watch though, plus a few non-ghibli ones like Barefoot Gen and 5 Centimetres Per Second as well. (http://boincstats.com/image/emoticon/happy.gif)

Do you watch them subbed or dubbed? A few times we watched dubbed for some reason and didn't like the films much, but re-watching with the original voices always seems to add a load of charm to the characters. I think I had only seen Kiki in dubbed until last week - which was decent - and was amazed at how good the subbed version was. Jiji especially was just awesome.
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Post by: Nora on November 25, 2015, 02:06:03 AM
I always watch my anime subbed, but then I have some notions of Japanese, since I studied some 5 years, so I can follow basic discussions.
If you like to see something refreshing, lookout for One Punch Man. It's ridiculously cool, and making a great deal of noise these days on the net.

I started with the manga but the anime is awesome as it follows closely the book and has great animation.

The concept is that of a man who trained so hard to become a Hero (in a world where monsters and threats are almost daily occurrences) that he became bald and... too good. He can kill any enemy in One Punch, and it has him boooooored! It's absolutely excellent, takes the piss on a lot of tropes while proudly riding them into magnificent battles... It's a series that knows itself and plays along perfectly.

You can see it all for free here (they add ads for their others shows but it's excusable), and I 10/10 recommend it :

http://www.daisuki.net/anime/watch/ONEPUNCHMAN/Tpd
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Post by: Jmack on November 25, 2015, 02:52:48 AM
We've been on a Ghibli marathon (and snuck some other anime films in too) recently. Such amazing films.

They are so wonderful. I've not seen them all, but certainly many.  So far, My Neighbor Totoro is my favorite. But I do love Kiki, Howl's, Spirited...  Have seen others, but these are at my top.
Yep, great stories and beautiful presentation. For me, Kiki, Spirited Away, and Totoro are almost perfect, with only Earthsea being a disappointment. It's been ages since I've seen Howl (and I think I've only seen it once) so that's on the list, iirc I liked it just as much as those three. The only ones I haven't seen are Porco Rosso, Pom Poko, My Neighbours the Yamadas, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya; think Saurus has only the last two to watch. Still have loads to re-watch though, plus a few non-ghibli ones like Barefoot Gen and 5 Centimetres Per Second as well. (http://boincstats.com/image/emoticon/happy.gif)

Do you watch them subbed or dubbed? A few times we watched dubbed for some reason and didn't like the films much, but re-watching with the original voices always seems to add a load of charm to the characters. I think I had only seen Kiki in dubbed until last week - which was decent - and was amazed at how good the subbed version was. Jiji especially was just awesome.

I try to watch subbed. Dubbed can be awful. But soetimes I feel as though the sub is giving me paraphrase rather than solid translation.

Do you have a full list? I doubt I've actually seen the majority.

Nora, I'll check out the anime link.
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Post by: Raptori on November 25, 2015, 03:10:19 AM
I try to watch subbed. Dubbed can be awful. But soetimes I feel as though the sub is giving me paraphrase rather than solid translation.
Yeah we've noticed that too - I think some of the subtitles might even be directly from the dubbed version, which can be even worse than a rough paraphrase.  :-\

I guess the only logical solution is to learn Japanese...  :o

Do you have a full list? I doubt I've actually seen the majority.
All the Japanese-style anime films in our imdb lists:

Ghibli
Castle in the Sky
Grave of the Fireflies
My Neighbour Totoro
Kiki's Delivery Service

Only Yesterday
Porco Rosso*
Pom Poko*
Whisper of the Heart
Princess Mononoke
My Neighbours the Yamadas*
Spirited Away
The Cat Returns
Howl's Moving Castle
Tales from Earthsea
Ponyo
Arrietty
From Up on Poppy Hill*
The Wind Rises
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya*
When Marnie Was There

Non-Ghibli
The Castle of Cagliostro*
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Children Who Chase Lost Voices
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Patema Inverted
Summer Wars
Barefoot Gen*
Tokyo Godfathers*
5 Centimetres Per Second*
Millennium Actress*
The Place Promised in Our Early Days*
Ocean Waves*

 8)

I've marked the Hayao Miyazaki ones in bold since they're usually the best, and ones we haven't seen yet with an asterisk (don't think there's been a single bad one out of the ones we've watched). I'm really tempted to add The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea to it, since they're very similar in some ways...
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Post by: Nora on November 25, 2015, 03:28:07 AM
I try to watch subbed. Dubbed can be awful. But soetimes I feel as though the sub is giving me paraphrase rather than solid translation.
Yeah we've noticed that too - I think some of the subtitles might even be directly from the dubbed version, which can be even worse than a rough paraphrase.  :-\

I guess the only logical solution is to learn Japanese...  :o

Well, of course you'll have some paraphrasing... But it's often for the greater good, because japanese is fairly different from english/french, and its own nuances just can't be translated.
Sometimes they're happy with just one word to carry the meaning of a whole sentence, and the simple traduction of that word would give you nothing, so they go for a whole sentence in the subs.
But seriously when you see how horrid even Ghibli's dubs are, that makes one rest at peace I think...
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Post by: Henry Dale on November 25, 2015, 07:16:06 AM
I think I've seen the entirety of Ghibli's work. Subbed is my preference.
Though I have tried it dubbed (in Dutch no less! On the dvd.), I just couldn't contain my grin at how amusing the acting was  :P
I like watching anime set in Japan too cuz I can say "ooh I've been there irl!"
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: CameronJohnston on November 25, 2015, 08:40:50 AM
I always watch my anime subbed, but then I have some notions of Japanese, since I studied some 5 years, so I can follow basic discussions.
If you like to see something refreshing, lookout for One Punch Man. It's ridiculously cool, and making a great deal of noise these days on the net.

I started with the manga but the anime is awesome as it follows closely the book and has great animation.

The concept is that of a man who trained so hard to become a Hero (in a world where monsters and threats are almost daily occurrences) that he became bald and... too good. He can kill any enemy in One Punch, and it has him boooooored! It's absolutely excellent, takes the piss on a lot of tropes while proudly riding them into magnificent battles... It's a series that knows itself and plays along perfectly.

You can see it all for free here (they add ads for their others shows but it's excusable), and I 10/10 recommend it :

http://www.daisuki.net/anime/watch/ONEPUNCHMAN/Tpd

One-Punch Man gets a major thumbs-up with me. Main character is ridiculously overpowered...and it is awesome. Can't wait for the anime to catch up with the manga.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on November 25, 2015, 12:20:49 PM
@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840), your list is missing Wolf Children (Ookami kodomo Ame to Yuki) and the absolute classic Akira.
Paprika is very WTF, and so are the Ghost in the Shell. Perfect Blue, in thrillers... Or Jin-Roh. Man that movie is for adults... It left me soooo confused as a kid. I need to rewatch it.
I'd also recommend warmly Vampire Hunter D : Bloodlust, and Steamboy, which is better than the Butcher steam punk book  :P

Also, as a series, very much worth seeing is Trigun. A childhood classic, really, and for the ones who's rather see an anime than read a manga, the great masterpieces include FullMetal Alchemist and Hellsing.

@CameronJohnston (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32633) : I know right??? And often they follow the Manga line for line, it's really cool. I can't wait to see how they'll deal with the alien ship, or to see King as a character!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: CameronJohnston on November 25, 2015, 02:59:31 PM
Hellsing has one of the best portrayals of vampires I've ever seen.
Other anime I've enjoyed recently: Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis (Swashbuckling, amoral hero, demons and angels and knights and dragons), Code Geass (Mecha and mind control and rebellion) and Spice and Wolf (Medieval economics and a wolf goddess),
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Henry Dale on November 25, 2015, 04:11:55 PM
And Mushishi.
Strange creatures, very mystical and beautiful music + art.

For the darker themes: Check out Death Parade.

And more emotional, about death and loss, Haibane Renmei, une fille qui a des ailes grises
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on November 25, 2015, 10:21:24 PM
Ah yes, Mushishi is so beautiful... Forgot it, I actually read the manga but haven't seen the whole anime.
Spice and Wolf is very famous and meant to be pretty accurate... But I haven't been caught by the story much and stopped reading.

In the "social" fringe with a bit of fantasy, I'd recommend Fruit Basquet, a story that follows a lovely young woman, orphaned, who starts living with some people of the Soma family, who happens to be the victims of an age old curse that turns some of their members into animals of the chineese zodiac when touching too much of a person of the other sex. She starts getting involved and... It's an amazing piece.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ClintACK on November 27, 2015, 02:04:51 PM
The Man in the High Castle.  (Amazon Prime)

Between this and Jessica Jones/Daredevil... I'm starting to really like the full-series-at-once shows coming out from the internet streaming providers.  And not having to wait a week between episodes.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Yora on November 27, 2015, 04:08:51 PM
Ah yes, Mushishi is so beautiful... Forgot it, I actually read the manga but haven't seen the whole anime.
Spice and Wolf is very famous and meant to be pretty accurate... But I haven't been caught by the story much and stopped reading.
I think Mushishi is something you can only take in small portions. Two or three episodes in one go (they are only 20 minutes), and then at least a week or so for a break.
It's just too heavy stuff.  :D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on November 28, 2015, 03:50:25 AM
Just came back from seeing Brooklyn at the theater with Mrs. JMack and the Dotter. Lovely movie about Irish girl who emigrates to U.S. in 1950s. Anyone who might want a bit of a breather from blockbusters could do a lot worse in the way of movies.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Mr.J on November 29, 2015, 05:14:33 PM
Just came back from seeing Brooklyn at the theater with Mrs. JMack and the Dotter. Lovely movie about Irish girl who emigrates to U.S. in 1950s. Anyone who might want a bit of a breather from blockbusters could do a lot worse in the way of movies.
Worth reading the book too. :)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on November 29, 2015, 05:48:59 PM
Just came back from seeing Brooklyn at the theater with Mrs. JMack and the Dotter. Lovely movie about Irish girl who emigrates to U.S. in 1950s. Anyone who might want a bit of a breather from blockbusters could do a lot worse in the way of movies.
Worth reading the book too. :)
I immediately bought one of the author's books, Nora Webster and am into it about 15% on Kindle.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: m3mnoch on November 29, 2015, 06:09:31 PM
Just came back from seeing Brooklyn at the theater with Mrs. JMack and the Dotter. Lovely movie about Irish girl who emigrates to U.S. in 1950s. Anyone who might want a bit of a breather from blockbusters could do a lot worse in the way of movies.
Worth reading the book too. :)

mrs. m3mnoch just picked up that book.  it came yesterday and she plans on starting it this afternoon.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Autumn2May on November 29, 2015, 10:42:59 PM
Loved DareDevil so watching Jessica Jones after the kids head to bed. Everyone is telling me it's amazing but creepy. Hoping it won't be too bad? I'm kind of a chicken when it comes to horror. :)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Mr.J on November 29, 2015, 10:55:12 PM
Loved DareDevil so watching Jessica Jones after the kids head to bed. Everyone is telling me it's amazing but creepy. Hoping it won't be too bad? I'm kind of a chicken when it comes to horror. :)
It's more psychological horror I'd say than actual gore or violence, especially not compared to Daredevil which had a guy literally impale himself through his eye on a railing.

It's much heavier though, very dark themes as an exploration of the victim in an abused relationship, and being used by someone. Reader, I loved it. :D

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Autumn2May on November 30, 2015, 05:46:14 AM
Watched the first three episodes of Jessica Jones with hubby tonight. Love it so far! But it is super weird seeing David Tenant play a supervillain.

Now I just have to have enough self-control to not marathon the rest of it while hubby and the kids are at school/work. XD
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: hchoate on December 02, 2015, 04:59:28 AM
Really finding some good stuff here!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on December 06, 2015, 01:10:09 PM
Same, starting the 4th episode of Jessica Jones, and actually surprised to like it so much, as the main character is a bit antipathetic to me.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on December 07, 2015, 10:10:16 PM
I know it's not fantasy, so maybe it doesn't belong here, but I just watched the last episode of one of the best series I have seen in a long, long, time.
London Spy.
It's clever and dark and romantic and evil and despairing and ....
Ben Whishaw is simply perfect.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Eclipse on December 14, 2015, 06:28:37 PM
Brought a Now Tv Box and Binge watched Wayward Pines and urm Supergirl  ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ultamentkiller on December 14, 2015, 10:15:20 PM
Just started Season 9 of Doctor Who a couple days ago. On episode 6 now. It's pretty good, but it still pales in comparison with the past seasons. Or maybe it's just not new for me anymore so it's not as exciting. I remember when I first went through Seasons 1-7, I couldn't shut up about it. Something changed for me in season 8, and I can't blame it on the new doctor. It's more of a plot issue, and I can't pin it down.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Rostum on December 14, 2015, 11:22:58 PM
Watching the first series of Grimm enjoying it it a kind of I could watch more or just put it down sort of way.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on December 18, 2015, 06:31:06 PM
^ I think I watched 2 or 3 seasons of Grimm before giving up.

I'm currently watching season 2 of 'The Returned' (Les Revenants, in the original french) - wow, talk about a creepy, compelling, thrilling, horror/zombie/mind-twisting series :D
I recorded them all earlier, now 3 episodes left to watch between today/tomorrow.
@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237), do you know this one?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Eclipse on December 18, 2015, 07:14:15 PM
Same here with Grimm after 2 seasons, I should have loved this series but it never become a must watch for me  :)

I finished Wayward Pines Toby Jones is excellent, I want to watch watch Dad's Army when it comes out now
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Arry on December 18, 2015, 08:16:44 PM
Watched the first couple episodes of Jessica Jones. Pretty good so far.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on December 18, 2015, 10:18:36 PM
I finished Wayward Pines Toby Jones is excellent,
I think he's creepy-looking and any series with him is creepy ;D
Apparently there's going to be a season 2 of Wayward Pines!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on December 18, 2015, 10:25:31 PM
^ I think I watched 2 or 3 seasons of Grimm before giving up.

I'm currently watching season 2 of 'The Returned' (Les Revenants, in the original french) - wow, talk about a creepy, compelling, thrilling, horror/zombie/mind-twisting series :D
I recorded them all earlier, now 3 episodes left to watch between today/tomorrow.
@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237), do you know this one?

Saw the trailer. I think it's way too creepy for me. I'm pretty terrified of zombies, go figure why, so I do poorly in series or movies related to them. Horror is fine in books for me, but I can't handle it that well on film :(

I'm currently watching Kekkai Sensen, from one of my all time favorite author, Yasuhiro Nightow, who did the manga and tv show Trigun, which I grew up with.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on December 19, 2015, 01:21:38 AM
^ I think I watched 2 or 3 seasons of Grimm before giving up.

I'm currently watching season 2 of 'The Returned' (Les Revenants, in the original french) - wow, talk about a creepy, compelling, thrilling, horror/zombie/mind-twisting series :D
I recorded them all earlier, now 3 episodes left to watch between today/tomorrow.
@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237), do you know this one?

Saw the trailer. I think it's way too creepy for me. I'm pretty terrified of zombies, go figure why, so I do poorly in series or movies related to them. Horror is fine in books for me, but I can't handle it that well on film :(

I'm currently watching Kekkai Sensen, from one of my all time favorite author, Yasuhiro Nightow, who did the manga and tv show Trigun, which I grew up with.
If Les Revenants is too creepy, Nora (haven't seen it, so don't know one way or the other) try an Aussie thing called Glitch. From what I've heard it's similar to Les Revenants in concept, but set in a small Victorian country town. Was show earlier this year on the ABC and very good.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ultamentkiller on December 19, 2015, 02:50:24 AM
Just finished Season 9 of Doctor Who. I wasn't very happy with the first two thirds of this season. Sure, they had these great episodes that lead into a second part, but when part 2 started, there wasn't anything special there. The only exception being Me.
Starting in episode 9 though, we got back to the Doctor Who I love. Next season sure looks fun!
Rewatching this one season show called Hostages. I think it came around in 2013. I forgot how good it is!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nighteyes on December 19, 2015, 06:08:09 PM
Watching It's a Wonderful Life for the first time.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Arry on December 19, 2015, 06:34:03 PM
Watching It's a Wonderful Life for the first time.

I've never watched that (though have seen the ending and bits and pieces of it). One of these years :)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ultamentkiller on December 19, 2015, 07:01:29 PM
I've been meaning to get around to that. It's just one of those movies that I have saved up for a rainy day when there's absolutely nothing else to do.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on December 19, 2015, 07:04:00 PM
Watching It's a Wonderful Life for the first time.

I've never watched that (though have seen the ending and bits and pieces of it). One of these years :)
Same here, hehe
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on December 19, 2015, 08:42:21 PM
I've never watched "A Christmas Story".
I understand I'm missing a classic.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on December 24, 2015, 01:31:40 PM
Pfiu! Just watched the final episode of One Punch Man. Completely BLOWN AWAY by the quality of the animation of the battle in it. Just next generation animation. Really exciting stuff, I watched it 3 times in a row and I think I'll watch it frame by frame as well at some point.

It's absolutely mesmerizing, and I cannot wait for the pure pressure to force a season 2 from happening.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on December 24, 2015, 03:57:40 PM
Castle JMack watched Ex Machina last night. What a cool movie. Watch it for the mystery, for the performances, for the script, for the girl, for the amazing scenery and architecture. No wonder it's on so many critic's top 10 of the year lists.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Eclipse on December 27, 2015, 08:51:29 PM
Anyone else watching the new BBC And Then There Were None

I watched the 1974 film years ago as a child and really can't remember much about it apart that I enjoyed  it and that it captured my attention as I hadn't seen anything like it before with most of the cast being bumped off
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on December 27, 2015, 10:19:46 PM
Anyone else watching the new BBC And Then There Were None

I watched the 1974 film years ago as a child and really can't remember much about it apart that I enjoyed  it and that it captured my attention as I hadn't seen anything like it before with most of the cast being bumped off
I read the book many years ago as a kid. Quite enjoyed it. Did see a film, but it never quite captured the feel of the book. There was a show some years ago called Harper's Island, which worked on a similar premise. I read something about the making of the show and they even kept the cast in the dark as long as they could about their character's eventual fate.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ultamentkiller on December 27, 2015, 10:41:13 PM
I've heard about that book, but never read it. I just know everyone dies.
Maybe I'll add that to my list.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Mr.J on January 07, 2016, 12:16:23 PM
Sped through Mr. Robot, holy balls what a show. Such a great cast from Rami Malek down honestly, I even liked Christian Slater in it.

And yea it's super uber Hacking Fight Club, but that's no bad thing (it's better imo). One of the few shows that actually surprised me with its twists and reveals, the blurring of reality and just quite how ballsy it was.

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Mr.J on January 07, 2016, 08:10:08 PM
Double posty soz.

Started watching the Shannara Chronicles, first few minutes and the dialogue is awful.

"You're my uncle", "I'm your loyal friend and servant".

Phew I'm glad every character explains their relationships to each other or I'd be lost... ::)
Though to be fair TWD does that too...

 
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nox on January 08, 2016, 07:27:08 PM
Double posty soz.

Started watching the Shannara Chronicles, first few minutes and the dialogue is awful.

"You're my uncle", "I'm your loyal friend and servant".

Phew I'm glad every character explains their relationships to each other or I'd be lost... ::)
Though to be fair TWD does that too...


You know, I'd actually be interested in reading/watching something where nobody had any internal monologue.


I, your dear friend of many years, think you are correct and we should eat at King of Burgers.

I am glad you agree, my dear friend of many years with whose wife I have slept yesterday, and I will pay, as I am riddled with guilt over the whole wife thing yet also somewhat proud and impressed 'cuz damn she's a wild one!

I...what?

I wonder if something like that exists. I'm sure it must but all I'm getting on google is tips on how to write internal monologue.


Anyway, I am watching two guys play a horror game, that's breathtakingly beautiful, because I am too big of a coward to play it myself yet want to enjoy the visuals.


Layers of Fear (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgcFwt0USB8&list=PL57hJfweW_2sNP8uQ_UtP5WL8ZvwwlQNL&index=1)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on January 08, 2016, 07:40:15 PM
Double posty soz.

Started watching the Shannara Chronicles, first few minutes and the dialogue is awful.

"You're my uncle", "I'm your loyal friend and servant".

Phew I'm glad every character explains their relationships to each other or I'd be lost... ::)
Though to be fair TWD does that too...


You know, I'd actually be interested in reading/watching something where nobody had any internal monologue.


I, your dear friend of many years, think you are correct and we should eat at King of Burgers.

I am glad you agree, my dear friend of many years with whose wife I have slept yesterday, and I will pay, as I am riddled with guilt over the whole wife thing yet also somewhat proud and impressed 'cuz damn she's a wild one!

I...what?

I wonder if something like that exists. I'm sure it must but all I'm getting on google is tips on how to write internal monologue.


Anyway, I am watching two guys play a horror game, that's breathtakingly beautiful, because I am too big of a coward to play it myself yet want to enjoy the visuals.


Layers of Fear (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgcFwt0USB8&list=PL57hJfweW_2sNP8uQ_UtP5WL8ZvwwlQNL&index=1)

Sort of reminds me in a backwards way of the subtitles in the movie Annie Hall where each character's actual meaning is shown below the words they say. Very amusing.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ultamentkiller on January 08, 2016, 10:00:12 PM
Double posty soz.

Started watching the Shannara Chronicles, first few minutes and the dialogue is awful.

"You're my uncle", "I'm your loyal friend and servant".

Phew I'm glad every character explains their relationships to each other or I'd be lost... ::)
Though to be fair TWD does that too...


You know, I'd actually be interested in reading/watching something where nobody had any internal monologue.


I, your dear friend of many years, think you are correct and we should eat at King of Burgers.

I am glad you agree, my dear friend of many years with whose wife I have slept yesterday, and I will pay, as I am riddled with guilt over the whole wife thing yet also somewhat proud and impressed 'cuz damn she's a wild one!

I...what?

I wonder if something like that exists. I'm sure it must but all I'm getting on google is tips on how to write internal monologue.


Anyway, I am watching two guys play a horror game, that's breathtakingly beautiful, because I am too big of a coward to play it myself yet want to enjoy the visuals.


Layers of Fear (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgcFwt0USB8&list=PL57hJfweW_2sNP8uQ_UtP5WL8ZvwwlQNL&index=1)
Your assignment is to now make a comedy story with this happening the entire time. I would die! Just a short story will do.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: m3mnoch on January 09, 2016, 03:37:27 PM
a fairly extensive guide to all the upcoming sff tv goodies:
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-all-the-science-fiction-and-fanta-1751633124
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: m3mnoch on January 09, 2016, 03:48:33 PM
omg!  so worth the double-post!

Quote
Travel with me back to 1966, a time when the Beach Boys were surfing and singing their way to fame, mini skirts were in vogue, and Ultraman made his debut.
http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/01/saturday-morning-scifi-watch-the-very-first-episode-of-ultraman/
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on January 10, 2016, 03:28:14 AM
Wah, got myself crying all over the documentary Alive Inside. Beautiful, sad, powerful. I'd never even dreamt that I could one day be parked in a room to die off without my music to come with me. I never thought that elderly didn't have music played to them. Deuce, what a Hell.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on January 11, 2016, 08:56:22 PM
I've started re-watching my box of Battlestar Galactica :D
(it's really a big box, with the 5 seasons inside)

Although I skipped the long movie-length starter - pilot?? - this time.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Mr.J on January 11, 2016, 09:11:28 PM
I've started re-watching my box of Battlestar Galactica :D
(it's really a big box, with the 5 seasons inside)

Although I skipped the long movie-length starter - pilot?? - this time.
I tried watching Battlestar, I sort of liked it? It was definitely interesting but idk, got to the episode where Starbuck crashes and I haven't gone back to it yet.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on January 11, 2016, 09:19:30 PM
Oh that's the one I've just finished watching (well, the one after that).
I don't really know your tastes, but 5 episodes aren't enough to get this, it just gets better and better :D

And now I'll show my age, because I slightly remember the original series, and playing Galactica with my best friend on the way to and from school, we must have been around 12-13: I was Apollo, she was Starbuck, and we flew in our spaceships ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Mr.J on January 11, 2016, 09:23:26 PM
Oh that's the one I've just finished watching (well, the one after that).
I don't really know your tastes, but 5 episodes aren't enough to get this, it just gets better and better :D

And now I'll show my age, because I slightly remember the original series, and playing Galactica with my best friend on the way to and from school, we must have been around 12-13: I was Apollo, she was Starbuck, and we flew in our spaceships ;D
Oh I know it's a slow burner and it's a whole thing etc. I'll go back I think though. I have been put off by people saying it's garbage after series 3 I think?

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on January 11, 2016, 09:33:31 PM
Well, I watched the whole 5 series and loved it.
I also love the full 6 seasons of Lost.
Maybe I'm the weird one 8)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Mr.J on January 11, 2016, 09:57:40 PM
Well, I watched the whole 5 series and loved it.
I also love the full 6 seasons of Lost.
Maybe I'm the weird one 8)
Hey I liked Lost all the way through, just some series were significantly better than others...

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on January 13, 2016, 10:52:10 PM
First episode of The Magicians on SyFy app!
Right now.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Doctor_Chill on January 13, 2016, 11:25:27 PM
Tried Shannara last night. After the third sexy scene in the first thirty minutes, I gave up. Screw you, MTV! This isn't Teen Wolf.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Mr.J on January 13, 2016, 11:38:27 PM
Tried Shannara last night. After the third sexy scene in the first thirty minutes, I gave up. Screw you, MTV! This isn't Teen Wolf.
Oh I didn't even get up to the sexy scenes, gave up wayyy before that. :P

The awful dialogue got me first.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on January 14, 2016, 08:12:52 AM
I don't like reading Crime/Thrillers, but I really enjoy that on TV.
I've now started the 100 Code and Occupied, and they're great (maybe because they're scandinavian?)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on January 14, 2016, 12:19:31 PM
OK, that was way cool.
Lots of small changes, mostly for the good IMO.
Wonderful cliffhanger ending.

The Magicians.

Can't wait for Ep. 2.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: CryptofCthulhu on January 14, 2016, 12:59:44 PM
Probably going to binge watch the most recent season of Sleepy Hollow in the next week or so.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on January 14, 2016, 02:49:40 PM
OK, that was way cool.
Lots of small changes, mostly for the good IMO.
Wonderful cliffhanger ending.

The Magicians.

Can't wait for Ep. 2.

Agreed! I had no expectations going in (had no idea what the show was about and hadn't read the book) and quite enjoyed it. As I describe it, it's Harry Potter meets Narnia set in graduate school.

And the baddie apparently has a wicked sense of humor :)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on January 14, 2016, 03:17:21 PM
OK, that was way cool.
Lots of small changes, mostly for the good IMO.
Wonderful cliffhanger ending.

The Magicians.

Can't wait for Ep. 2.

Agreed! I had no expectations going in (had no idea what the show was about and hadn't read the book) and quite enjoyed it. As I describe it, it's Harry Potter meets Narnia set in graduate school.

And the baddie apparently has a wicked sense of humor :)

There is a mood/thematic departure form the book - at least in part. I think the book really emphasizes the teen/twenties angst of the characters much more than the show. It makes the two feel somewhat different. I don;t mind. The miasma of alienation in the book can be a bit tiring, though I really liked the book. Meanwhile, the show softens those edges, and it works IMO.

I do have a problem with "everyone is beautiful." I just don't get the Hollywood view that there are no middling looking folks out there.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: CameronJohnston on January 14, 2016, 03:47:36 PM
Shannara is dreadful - everything I feared MTV would do with it.
The Expanse is really interesting me, very gritty and political with excellent visuals.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on January 14, 2016, 04:19:37 PM
Shannara is dreadful - everything I feared MTV would do with it.
The Expanse is really interesting me, very gritty and political with excellent visuals.

I was on the fence about Shannara until the third episode last night, but now I'm really enjoying it. It's not the book, but more of a re-imagining of the book with some modern sensibilities. I'm enjoying the acting, the hammy plot, the cool demons (got to see the Elfstones in Ep 3, and I thought they captured that well) and, because I know some of the tragedy/angst that's coming, a number of scenes have some extra poignancy for me. Yes, it's absolutely a "teen" show, but I can unlock my inner teen enough to enjoy it.

And I can't *wait* to see what they do with the Reaper. The long sequence where that thing is hunting the party and killing the Elven Hunters is one of my favorite sequences in any fantasy book, as is the Reaper itself. I just hope they haven't written Crispin out (it's weird that we haven't seen him yet!) because that dude was one of my favorite side-characters in all the Shannara books.

Of course, I also grew to like Legend of the Seeker after initially hating it for diverging so far from the books, so I may not be the best judge. I think I just have a thing for hammy fantasy, cool fight scenes, attractive actors, and demons. As far as liking/hating it, different strokes I imagine :)

As for the The Expanse, I'm totally with you on that one. After watching last night's excellent episode (ep 5) I'm even more on board with wherever the plot is headed. Ambassador Lady (also one of my favorite actors from 24) is just killing it in every scene she appears.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: CameronJohnston on January 14, 2016, 04:25:05 PM
I totally agree. She is KILLING that role! I wish she was in it more.
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Post by: Elfy on January 14, 2016, 08:36:33 PM
Tried Shannara last night. After the third sexy scene in the first thirty minutes, I gave up. Screw you, MTV! This isn't Teen Wolf.
I'm thinking Shannara will become our guilty pleasure, kind of like Legends of the Seeker, so bad that it actually becomes good largely for unintentional comedic reasons. Teen Wolf was one of those weird shows that got good in it's 3rd season. Up until then I think Lejays17 was only watching it because she liked Dylan O'Brien, but in Season 3 people suddenly learned how to act and the writing really went up a notch.
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Post by: Nighteyes on January 17, 2016, 10:11:37 PM
Anyone else watching War and Peace?  @ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020) ?

Where in the UK can I watch Expanse and Magicians btw?
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Post by: ScarletBea on January 17, 2016, 10:15:06 PM
Anyone else watching War and Peace?  @ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020) ?

Where in the UK can I watch Expanse and Magicians btw?
I am, although not at the moment, stupid Sky wasn't getting any signal >:( I'll have to get it on iplayer
I'm just not buying the main character at all, the guy with the glasses and silly haircut...

Magicians isn't yet expected - earlier today I tried to set a reminder on Sky Never Miss and the series wasn't there, I had to request the addition.
And let me check Expanse: nope, not in the long list either...
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Post by: Saraband on January 29, 2016, 11:46:12 AM
Watched the first episode of The Expanse, but it didn't really grip me. I thought the acting was a bit off-putting by a few of the actors - the CGI, however, was surprisingly good for a TV show with that type of budget.

Started now with Season 2 of Penny Dreadful - seems to have much more gore than the first season, and the plot seems to be a bit sillier, but it's still fun to watch  :)
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Post by: Jmack on January 29, 2016, 05:12:11 PM
Watched the first episode of The Expanse, but it didn't really grip me. I thought the acting was a bit off-putting by a few of the actors - the CGI, however, was surprisingly good for a TV show with that type of budget.


I think it helps that read the books. Might not grab if not; but might. Not sure. It's not grabbing my wife. She's not a huge genre fan, but she'll dig in if the show is good enough.

Still, I say watch the episodes. There's a really great story in this.
Or... read the books.  :)
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Post by: Jonny_Anonymous on February 02, 2016, 03:38:06 PM
Has anybody watched Shannara? Is it any good?
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Post by: Elfy on February 03, 2016, 06:08:36 AM
Has anybody watched Shannara? Is it any good?
Seen the first few episodes. The scenery is nice, but it's very silly overall.
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Post by: xiagan on February 03, 2016, 06:48:40 AM
Has anybody watched Shannara? Is it any good?
There is a special topic for that you may want to check out. :)
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Post by: Saraband on February 04, 2016, 04:21:13 PM
Finished Penny Dreadful's season 2. I wasn't so sure for the first two episodes, but they really expanded Vanessa Hives' backstory in the third episode and that really did it for me. From then on, there wasn't an episode without at least a scene with really worthwhile dialogue. And the ending felt satisfying, if only a little bit too fast. Let's see what's in store for the next season  :)

Now, I'll have to think about what to watch next.
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Post by: CameronJohnston on February 04, 2016, 04:25:08 PM
Has anybody watched Shannara? Is it any good?

It is not. Way too much 'for the teens' MTVness.
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Post by: ScarletBea on February 04, 2016, 05:05:15 PM
Finished Penny Dreadful's season 2. I wasn't so sure for the first two episodes, but they really expanded Vanessa Hives' backstory in the third episode and that really did it for me. From then on, there wasn't an episode without at least a scene with really worthwhile dialogue. And the ending felt satisfying, if only a little bit too fast. Let's see what's in store for the next season  :)

Now, I'll have to think about what to watch next.
I loved this season 2 - my gorgeous lovely Vanessa :D :D

I'm re-watching Battlestar Galactica at the moment (new version, not the 80s one), not sure if you'd like it.
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Post by: tebakutis on February 04, 2016, 08:13:28 PM
Has anybody watched Shannara? Is it any good?

It is not. Way too much 'for the teens' MTVness.

Interestingly, while I was initially onboard, it's become increasingly clear that the only elements they are taking from the books are the Ellcrys and the need to save it. The rest of the show is new side plots and new characters, while the book characters are vastly different from those in the book.

So unfortunately, it lost my interest in the most recent episode. Might still check out the final episode to see if they at least keep the ending, but I probably won't bother with the next few. The new plot elements don't interest me that much.
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Post by: Mr.J on February 04, 2016, 08:26:02 PM
Watched the pilot of The Man in the High Castle. A very interesting and engaging introduction to a fascinating world, the beginning is mostly worldbuilding, so the episode takes it time more than being slow I would say. But there is enough intrigue set up to keep you entertained, and it is performed perfectly from all with some memorable moments of dialogue.

It also looks really impressive, it does actually feel like the world it's set up. Although I am very interested in what is going on there's nothing that surprising in the pilot really, despite their crucial reveal right at the very end (which I and I'm sure many saw coming a mile away).

Look forward to watching more, anyone else seen the pilot or watched it all the way through?

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: NoteSpelling on February 04, 2016, 08:44:08 PM
I just watched the first episode of Shannara today, so far it is ok (better than The Sword of Truth series) but we will see...

What I have been enjoying is the Blacklist with James Spader. I can't say enough great things about it, the plot it interesting (with what feels like a new twist in every episode) and James Spader it just brilliant in the roll of Reddington.
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Post by: tebakutis on February 04, 2016, 09:36:27 PM
Watched the pilot of The Man in the High Castle. A very interesting and engaging introduction to a fascinating world, the beginning is mostly worldbuilding, so the episode takes it time more than being slow I would say. But there is enough intrigue set up to keep you entertained, and it is performed perfectly from all with some memorable moments of dialogue.

It also looks really impressive, it does actually feel like the world it's set up. Although I am very interested in what is going on there's nothing that surprising in the pilot really, despite their crucial reveal right at the very end (which I and I'm sure many saw coming a mile away).

Look forward to watching more, anyone else seen the pilot or watched it all the way through?

My wife and I watched the entire first season, and both of us enjoyed it despite having never read the short story on which the series is based. Very solid acting, and the plot consistently moved forward at a good clip, with lots of difficult decisions for the characters to agonize over. It's certainly not a "happy" show, but sometimes that works well.

The strength of the show is that it manages to make all of its characters believable (even the "bad" guys have believable and understandable motivations) and it also does a good job of alternately making you root for or against the different characters as events and decisions move them into and out of conflict with each other. Without having read the short story, I can't comment on how closely it adheres to that (though I've heard it diverges significantly) so if you're expecting a straight adaption, you might be disappointed.

Still, I really enjoyed the show, and I feel it stands well on its own merits. I dug the characters, was intrigued by the plot, and stayed hooked until the end.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on February 05, 2016, 12:04:40 AM

What I have been enjoying is the Blacklist with James Spader. I can't say enough great things about it, the plot it interesting (with what feels like a new twist in every episode) and James Spader it just brilliant in the roll of Reddington.
I felt that way in Season 1. The writing was just awesome.
Season 2 became... Distracted. They could've accomplished the same thing in 13 episodes.
As far as this season goes, it's better than S2, but it's still not as good as the first. I'm still watching, but it's looking like I'm out after the finale. It will take a lot to make me come back.
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Post by: NoteSpelling on February 05, 2016, 05:33:41 AM

What I have been enjoying is the Blacklist with James Spader. I can't say enough great things about it, the plot it interesting (with what feels like a new twist in every episode) and James Spader it just brilliant in the roll of Reddington.
I felt that way in Season 1. The writing was just awesome.
Season 2 became... Distracted. They could've accomplished the same thing in 13 episodes.
As far as this season goes, it's better than S2, but it's still not as good as the first. I'm still watching, but it's looking like I'm out after the finale. It will take a lot to make me come back.

Oh... Odd I am enjoying season two more than season one... There is more of the backstory being explored in season two than there was in season one which was really just a long set up to the events in season two...

I just wish I knew what the back story was! lol They keeping hinting at this and hinting at that.... But no actual answers! Sigh...
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Post by: ultamentkiller on February 05, 2016, 12:37:03 PM
That's exactly what I'm talking about. Meanwhile, you have these cases that don't matter anymore, because the real story is happening outside of the FBI. And the villains became so much less.
By the end of the season, you still hardly know anything about her backstory. You just learn one detail. Which is why I said it could all be done in 13 episodes or less. If they just focused on the story we want to know...
But alas, they had to make it a serial.
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Post by: NoteSpelling on February 05, 2016, 01:15:06 PM
That's exactly what I'm talking about. Meanwhile, you have these cases that don't matter anymore, because the real story is happening outside of the FBI. And the villains became so much less.
By the end of the season, you still hardly know anything about her backstory. You just learn one detail. Which is why I said it could all be done in 13 episodes or less. If they just focused on the story we want to know...
But alas, they had to make it a serial.

I am still enjoying it though as now I know that every bad guy Reddington brings to the FBI is a  part of the bigger picture and you get another small glimpse of the past and of Reddington's end goal.
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Post by: ScarletBea on February 07, 2016, 04:12:00 PM
I finally watched the Hunger Games movie (the first) this afternoon. I'd recorded it from TV ages ago.
I haven't read the books, so I felt it was a nice-enough teen-focused movie...

I have huge problems with the basic premise of the story though, but it was entertaining. Still not wanting to read the books, though...
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Post by: ultamentkiller on February 07, 2016, 04:40:46 PM
Things get so much better as it goes on...
If you want to see all the passion behind both sides of whether Hunger Games is good, there's a thread that has four pages of it. :O
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: NoteSpelling on February 08, 2016, 07:17:54 AM
That's exactly what I'm talking about. Meanwhile, you have these cases that don't matter anymore, because the real story is happening outside of the FBI. And the villains became so much less.
By the end of the season, you still hardly know anything about her backstory. You just learn one detail. Which is why I said it could all be done in 13 episodes or less. If they just focused on the story we want to know...
But alas, they had to make it a serial.

I rather like the way that it is.. I feel that in most shows like the Blacklist the writers end up leaving the premise of the show and follow side stories to much.  I also like that fact that they are long seasons. All to often it feels like the whole world has a attention problem and that if a show foes on for more that 7 episodes people will stop watching out of boredom or something.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Phil Norris on February 08, 2016, 11:54:51 AM
Recently watched...
Man In The High Castle(S1) - brilliant, never read the book but so I understand it does stray but even so this is a great alternate history tale.Tthe characters are great and multilayered and even though it is a fairly slow burn its worth sticking with it for the last couple of episodes and especially that last scene - WTF was that all about?

The Fall (S1) - police procedural about two hunters - a serial killer and the cop investigating the murders - with Gillian Anderson as the lead detective. Pretty dark stuff, well written and great acting.

Into The Badlands(S1) - didn't really do it for me and I bailed after the third episode. Never been that much into martial arts films/shows and for me this is way too much like Revolution.

Currently watching...
Ripper Street (S4) - the Leman Street boys are back, 4 years has passed and Inspector Drake is now master of a nice new building, but Whitechapel is still Whitechapel and trouble is brewing on the streets, the sort of trouble that brings Edmund Reid out of retirement. This show just gets better and better and seems to have grown more since its cancellation by the BBC.

Black Sails (S3) - after the dratic events at the end of S2 Captain Flint has gone full on Terminator and is exacting his own brand of justice called revenge. Nassau has a relative peace brought about by the truce Flint, Vane and Rackham have agreed to for an equal share in the Spanish gold. But war looms as England sets out to bring the wayward colony back under Imperial control and one of Nassau's former pirates returns in the form of Captain Edward Teach, the infamous Blackbeard. For a small network that does not have the clout or money of the big boys Starz have certainly got a winner in this show. Its beautifully filmed, has great characters and the sets/effects are top notch.

The X-Files (S1) - recently found out that Amazon Prime has the whole series free to Prime members, not seen it from the start in years and Eugene Tooms still scares the crap outta me.

Agent Carter (S2) - Peggy's back and now in California. This is miles better than Agents of SHIELD which I gave up on last season, I think this is because its set in the past it doesnt have to tie itself into the greater MCU so has more freedom.

Supernatural (S10) - this show is still going strong, sure it had some ropey times during S6 and 7 but I think its found its feet again and seems to be unstoppable. Only downside is E4's erratic start times meaning some weeks its on really late.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: NoteSpelling on February 08, 2016, 02:09:52 PM
i recently heard that they are starting a new series of the X-Files staring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Scully and Molder and I just don't know how they can do that! As I remember the final episode was very final...  ???
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Post by: BeardKing on February 08, 2016, 03:01:18 PM
i recently heard that they are starting a new series of the X-Files staring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Scully and Molder and I just don't know how they can do that! As I remember the final episode was very final...  ???

It's already started. I believe they're 3 episodes in, in a 6 episode season. I watched the first episode last night and it was awesome. Will watch the second probably tonight. Reminds me of the good old days. :)
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Post by: ScarletBea on February 08, 2016, 03:40:10 PM
i recently heard that they are starting a new series of the X-Files staring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Scully and Molder and I just don't know how they can do that! As I remember the final episode was very final...  ???

It's already started. I believe they're 3 episodes in, in a 6 episode season. I watched the first episode last night and it was awesome. Will watch the second probably tonight. Reminds me of the good old days. :)
Unless Note is in the UK, and then it will only start today (and since my channel 5 signal is broken, I will only be able to watch it tomorrow, on the 'catch up' downloads >:()
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Post by: Henry Dale on February 08, 2016, 03:45:35 PM
I am watching black sails s3  and  American Horror Story Hotel (last 2 eps).
Recently also finished s2 of Dominion.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: NoteSpelling on February 08, 2016, 04:02:18 PM
i recently heard that they are starting a new series of the X-Files staring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Scully and Molder and I just don't know how they can do that! As I remember the final episode was very final...  ???

It's already started. I believe they're 3 episodes in, in a 6 episode season. I watched the first episode last night and it was awesome. Will watch the second probably tonight. Reminds me of the good old days. :)

I just can't see how they have made the time work or the ending of the last season work from the previous series...
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on February 08, 2016, 04:05:00 PM
Recently watched...
Man In The High Castle(S1) - brilliant, never read the book but so I understand it does stray but even so this is a great alternate history tale.Tthe characters are great and multilayered and even though it is a fairly slow burn its worth sticking with it for the last couple of episodes and especially that last scene - WTF was that all about?

The Fall (S1) - police procedural about two hunters - a serial killer and the cop investigating the murders - with Gillian Anderson as the lead detective. Pretty dark stuff, well written and great acting.

Agree on these two! Both very entertaining.

Into The Badlands(S1) - didn't really do it for me and I bailed after the third episode. Never been that much into martial arts films/shows and for me this is way too much like Revolution.

If you don't like wuxia cheese, I can understand this reaction. However, I loved this show to pieces. So many cool fight scenes, and a twisty cheese plot.

Supernatural (S10) - this show is still going strong, sure it had some ropey times during S6 and 7 but I think its found its feet again and seems to be unstoppable. Only downside is E4's erratic start times meaning some weeks its on really late.

My personal favorite is the season where Dean sacrifices himself to save Sam. I also liked the season where Sam sacrifices himself to save Dean.
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Post by: BeardKing on February 08, 2016, 04:11:16 PM
I just can't see how they have made the time work or the ending of the last season work from the previous series...

Definitely check out that first episode. They bring them back together nicely, IMO. :)
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Post by: Mr.J on February 08, 2016, 05:10:19 PM
I just can't see how they have made the time work or the ending of the last season work from the previous series...

Definitely check out that first episode. They bring them back together nicely, IMO. :)
Yea it's basically setting up a whole new mythology thing relating to the stuff going on today (although it seems to me like they've done this idea before...but its all good :D)
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Post by: BeardKing on February 08, 2016, 06:12:42 PM
Indeed. I was so hype when I saw they kept the intro the exact same.
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Post by: Jmack on February 08, 2016, 06:42:52 PM
Watched the first three episodes of Beowulf yesterday.
Yes, the theme song and title sequence tribute/imitation to GoT is more than blatant, but overall the show was pretty decent. I'll watch more if they a) post them on demand and b) I have my gall bladder out.
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Post by: Eclipse on February 08, 2016, 06:44:07 PM
Watched the first three episodes of Beowulf yesterday.
Yes, the theme song and title sequence tribute/imitation to GoT is more than blatant, but overall the show was pretty decent. I'll watch more if they a) post them on demand and b) I have my gall bladder out.

That's a bit drastic  ;D
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Post by: NoteSpelling on February 08, 2016, 08:09:39 PM
Watched the first three episodes of Beowulf yesterday.
Yes, the theme song and title sequence tribute/imitation to GoT is more than blatant, but overall the show was pretty decent. I'll watch more if they a) post them on demand and b) I have my gall bladder out.

I did not know that they were also making a tv show out of it... it feels just like yesterday they were releasing the Boewolf movie...
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Post by: Jaedia on February 09, 2016, 11:06:39 PM
*clears throat* Supernatural, Pretty Little Liars, The Magicians, Shannara (I forget whether they called it Elfstones or Chronicles in the end), iZombie, and eagerly awaiting the return of Once Upon a Time and The Walking Dead and waiting to see what else 2016 brings. I do love a good TV series. :D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: NoteSpelling on February 10, 2016, 07:44:09 AM
Just watched the first episode of The Expanse... Looks good so far! Happy to have a good Sci-fi show to watch again.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: DireWolfSnow on February 10, 2016, 03:03:18 PM
I've been watching Young Justice on Netflix lately. I just wish it had lasted more than two seasons, I guess in the end it's more expensive to produce a quality kid's animation which only gets marginally better ratings than something they can animate on the cheap.
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Post by: tebakutis on February 10, 2016, 03:09:03 PM
I've been watching Young Justice on Netflix lately. I just wish it had lasted more than two seasons, I guess in the end it's more expensive to produce a quality kid's animation which only gets marginally better ratings than something they can animate on the cheap.

Young Justice is great! I agree it was sad it was cancelled after two seasons, but apparently, they couldn't sell enough toys, and cartoons are all about selling toys.

Once you finish binging it, you should go back to Justice League: Unlimited (the series that leads up to Young Justice) and then the original Justice League before that. All three shows exist in the same universe, and it's cool to see how the characters evolve.

Personally, I'd rate Young Justice as the best, Justice League: Unlimited as the second best (more involved stories and a much larger cast), and the original Justice League third, though it's still good ... just not as good as the other two. Just shows the showrunners got better over time.

Oh, and go watch Batman: Beyond if you haven't already. It's also on Netflix :)
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on February 10, 2016, 03:15:58 PM
Saw The Princess Bride for the first time last Thursday with the gf. Was sorely disappointed.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on February 10, 2016, 03:25:33 PM
Saw The Princess Bride for the first time last Thursday with the gf. Was sorely disappointed.

Inconceivable!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on February 10, 2016, 03:35:04 PM
Saw The Princess Bride for the first time last Thursday with the gf. Was sorely disappointed.

Come on! Your just need to expect camp. It's completely meta and cute.
But IMHO the book is better.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Mr.J on February 10, 2016, 03:51:32 PM
I've been watching Young Justice on Netflix lately. I just wish it had lasted more than two seasons, I guess in the end it's more expensive to produce a quality kid's animation which only gets marginally better ratings than something they can animate on the cheap.

Young Justice is great! I agree it was sad it was cancelled after two seasons, but apparently, they couldn't sell enough toys, and cartoons are all about selling toys.

Once you finish binging it, you should go back to Justice League: Unlimited (the series that leads up to Young Justice) and then the original Justice League before that. All three shows exist in the same universe, and it's cool to see how the characters evolve.

Personally, I'd rate Young Justice as the best, Justice League: Unlimited as the second best (more involved stories and a much larger cast), and the original Justice League third, though it's still good ... just not as good as the other two. Just shows the showrunners got better over time.

Oh, and go watch Batman: Beyond if you haven't already. It's also on Netflix :)
It's not in the UK though! No fucking Batman at all! *shakes fist*

#nofuckingbatman
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nighteyes on February 10, 2016, 05:13:23 PM
Been talked into watching Making a Murderer by about 5 or 6 people raving how good it is.  Been marking in front of it. Intriguing for sure.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on February 10, 2016, 10:19:33 PM
Been talked into watching Making a Murderer by about 5 or 6 people raving how good it is.  Been marking in front of it. Intriguing for sure.

If you like it I highly, highly recommend you check out a movie-doc called West of Memphis.
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Post by: Mr.J on February 13, 2016, 12:09:50 AM
Just watched the third episode of the new X-Files, 'Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster'. Absolutely hilarious, silly and great fun, stuffed with xfiles references and jokes as well as being very heartfelt and quite sad at times. Brilliant stuff.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on February 13, 2016, 08:38:03 AM
Just watched the third episode of the new X-Files, 'Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster'. Absolutely hilarious, silly and great fun, stuffed with xfiles references and jokes as well as being very heartfelt and quite sad at times. Brilliant stuff.
Yeah, it was fun. Maybe a little out there (like the truth), but fun.  ;)

And talking about new old series: A new MacGyver series is in the works.
Sadly, I don't think that Richard Dean Anderson will be starring it. Or is that a good thing?  ???
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on February 13, 2016, 08:41:03 AM
*fingers on ears* *la la la*
Normal TV has only shown 1 episode yet.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on February 13, 2016, 08:56:44 AM
*fingers on ears* *la la la*
Normal TV has only shown 1 episode yet.
Don't you have Fox in the UK?
And by Fox I mean the broadcasting company, not Mulder.  ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Mr.J on February 13, 2016, 11:06:01 AM
*fingers on ears* *la la la*
Normal TV has only shown 1 episode yet.
Don't you have Fox in the UK?
And by Fox I mean the broadcasting company, not Mulder.  ;D
We do but they're not showing it on their UK channel for...reasons idk, another channel has it instead. And is showing it many weeks later.

It's pretty crappy. But I'm not waiting for that so watching it online. :D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jaedia on February 13, 2016, 02:14:30 PM
The Fox TV channel also has the issue of being Sky-only (I believe?) which is stupid expensive. It's always down to money and licensing.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on February 13, 2016, 02:33:38 PM
*fingers on ears* *la la la*
Normal TV has only shown 1 episode yet.
Don't you have Fox in the UK?
And by Fox I mean the broadcasting company, not Mulder.  ;D
I wish I had Scully ;D although now she's too much of a 'lady' for me ;)
Yep (and I do have Sky), but like Mr.J said, it's not being shown by them, which is VERY weird...
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Mr.J on February 13, 2016, 07:23:02 PM
*fingers on ears* *la la la*
Normal TV has only shown 1 episode yet.
Don't you have Fox in the UK?
And by Fox I mean the broadcasting company, not Mulder.  ;D
I wish I had Scully ;D although now she's too much of a 'lady' for me ;)
Yep (and I do have Sky), but like Mr.J said, it's not being shown by them, which is VERY weird...
I don't really get why BBC America don't show BBC shows on it, Sherlock is on PBS for example. I know BBC America is it's own thing, but it's all very silly and stupid...

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Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on February 13, 2016, 07:37:13 PM
Ok. Yeah, that's kind of weird.
Though I must say that I thought it was pretty weird when Fox launched a channel here (on normal, terrestrial TV) and started to air their shows only a few hours after the US premiere. I mean, nothing finds its way to Finland that fast.  :P
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Post by: Saraband on February 13, 2016, 07:55:05 PM
I mean, nothing finds its way to Finland that fast.  :P

You're forgetting about Rudolph, Santa's amazing GPS system.
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Post by: Lady Ty on February 14, 2016, 03:48:51 AM
Just watched the third episode of the new X-Files, 'Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster'. Absolutely hilarious, silly and great fun, stuffed with xfiles references and jokes as well as being very heartfelt and quite sad at times. Brilliant stuff.
Yeah, it was fun. Maybe a little out there (like the truth), but fun.  ;)
It's *here as well, is it my imagination but wasn't the original series more serious? This has me laughing non-stop. Good to see David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson fitting back perfectly. ;D

*It's not on Foxtel, the pay channel, but Free to air Channel 10 which is owned by Fox.
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Post by: Eclipse on February 14, 2016, 07:27:27 AM
X files always used to have the odd comedic episode in the old series as well, I loved bad blood

http://www.therobotsvoice.com/2009/10/the_10_funniest_x-files_episodes.php/2

Jose Chung’s From Outer Space  ;D
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Post by: Mr.J on February 14, 2016, 02:55:35 PM
Yea they've always done comic stuff, Bad Blood is amazing. And the episode before this new one was pretty dark so good to see they can still do the mix like they used to.
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Post by: Nighteyes on February 14, 2016, 04:21:14 PM
No War and Peace tonight  :'(

I need a new period drama to watch.
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Post by: ScarletBea on February 14, 2016, 04:27:09 PM
No War and Peace tonight  :'(

I need a new period drama to watch.
There were a few episodes/scenes I found a bit meh, but the last episode was very very good! I even liked Paul Dano in it ;D
Tonight are the Baftas, I love watching Stephen Fry.

And last night a new series started on BBC4, from Iceland! @Eli_Freysson (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40309), here they called it Trapped, I still haven't watched it, but did you?
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Post by: m3mnoch on February 14, 2016, 05:06:55 PM
the wife and i are finally consistently working our way through game of thrones.  i've only read the first book-and-a-half and she's read nothing.

that means:
i totally savored her reaction to ned stark getting whacked at the end of the first season.

but it also means that in the episode we got to last night:
and both of us went WTF?!?! at the crazy music ... and then jaime's hand got lopped off!

so, next up this evening for our valentine's watching pleasure, season 3, episode 4!

oh, and tomorrow, we've got tickets for deadpool!  so much blood this bloody valentines weekend!
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Post by: Jmack on February 14, 2016, 05:10:29 PM
@m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419), I'm very on the fence about t whether to go see Deadpool.
Review, please!
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Post by: Eli_Freysson on February 14, 2016, 05:14:00 PM
No War and Peace tonight  :'(

I need a new period drama to watch.
There were a few episodes/scenes I found a bit meh, but the last episode was very very good! I even liked Paul Dano in it ;D
Tonight are the Baftas, I love watching Stephen Fry.

And last night a new series started on BBC4, from Iceland! @Eli_Freysson (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40309), here they called it Trapped, I still haven't watched it, but did you?

About the small town that gets snowed in during a murder mystery? I've watched the first episode, haven't gotten around to the rest. It's weirdly hard for me to get into TV shows.

Trivia: It's called "Ófærð" in Iceland.
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Post by: Jmack on February 14, 2016, 05:44:35 PM
Which is pronounced how?
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Post by: Rukaio_Alter on February 14, 2016, 05:53:17 PM
@m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419), I'm very on the fence about t whether to go see Deadpool.
Review, please!
Go see it. I've already seen it 3 times. It's very funny.
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Post by: Eli_Freysson on February 14, 2016, 07:18:59 PM
Which is pronounced how?

I'm no phonetician, but something like "OH-faerth".

It's a word that means that roads are impassable due to snow. It gets used a lot in my  parts...
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Post by: BeardKing on February 15, 2016, 04:52:43 PM
The Walking Dead is back! And holy hell, what an episode last night!
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Post by: Elfy on February 15, 2016, 08:23:29 PM
The Walking Dead is back! And holy hell, what an episode last night!
Oh yeah, pulled out all the stops on that one.
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Post by: Henry Dale on February 15, 2016, 08:37:39 PM
Arslan Senki (The Heroic Legend of Arslan)

An anime that tells the tale of Arslan, the prince of Pars, a fictitious kingdom in the middle-east, who must reclaim his kingdom from invaders. It revolves around warfare tactics and strategy and so far is very enjoyable to watch.
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Post by: m3mnoch on February 15, 2016, 08:58:28 PM
@m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419), I'm very on the fence about t whether to go see Deadpool.
Review, please!
Go see it. I've already seen it 3 times. It's very funny.
sitting in the theater now, watching preroll.  i'll let you know what i think, @Jmack.  i cackled like a victorious supervillain at the unrated trailer, so i suspect my opinion will match rk's.

i'll let you know, tho.  either way.

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Post by: night_wrtr on February 15, 2016, 09:23:36 PM
@m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419), I'm very on the fence about t whether to go see Deadpool.
Review, please!
Go see it. I've already seen it 3 times. It's very funny.

(https://yisart.wikispaces.com/file/view/simpsons%20cartoon%20squint.png/530776104/202x257/simpsons%20cartoon%20squint.png)

Is it really that good? I was going to bypass the theater and wait for it to hit DVD/Redbox. I don't go see movies all that often, but maybe I should try to sneak away and see it...
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Post by: m3mnoch on February 16, 2016, 12:01:38 AM
yeah.  deadpool was really, really, really good.

filled with super-clever 13 year-old boy humor fired at machinegun rates, yet still peppered with amazing 80s references.

oh.  and blood.  lots and lots and lots of blood.  then some more blood.  then, more after that.

and language?  i'm pretty sure someone dropped an f-bomb every 4 or 5 seconds.

but it had one of my favorite songs!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGx6K90TmCI

so, if all of that sounds awesome, don't wait for the dvd.

p.s.  speaking of 80s references, don't forget to stay the post-credits scene.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on February 16, 2016, 06:08:40 PM
Just saw Deadpool. The language wasn't that bad. I've seen worse, like in South Paul. That was too much for me.
If I was rating it for plot, I would give it 3/5. However, I saw it more as an action comedy, to which I give a 4/5. It's even better if you're familiar with all the other stuff in the Marvel universe, which I'm sure the majority of us are. The action scenes were just plain fun to watch. It had it's serious moments, but not too many to spoil the lighthearted feel of everything. And it broke the fourth wall in such beautiful ways, just like Deadpool is meant to do.
Bottom line, if you're on the fence whether or not to see it, come to the dark side. You won't regret it.
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Post by: Mr.J on February 17, 2016, 12:56:10 AM
X-Files, episode 5, Babylon. Genuinely one of the worst episodes of X-Files I've seen, spectacularly misjudged, awful tone, uncomfortable representation, absolute bullshit reasoning for why this is an X-Files episode, they keep saying 'Agent Einstein' as if it's normal and not eye-rollingly stupid, a bat shit insane sequence that's so out of place with the episode I'm amazed everyone agreed this was a good idea.

They've done bat-shit before, but it always fitted with the episode's perspective or goal. This is an episode about terrorism and suicide bombers, really really not the place for it. So badly misjudged and ultimately quite boring with ham fisted dialogue.

It's interesting when the worst part of a TV show is when its creator writes for it...the mind boggles. 
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Post by: Lady Ty on February 20, 2016, 03:50:51 AM
Started to watch Episode 4 and had to turn off, it was too yuk - much too close to bed time for me, that was pretty bad. Hope the plot improved, although there was more tweaking around about Scully's background, which they're going to string out forever.  :D
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Post by: Mr.J on February 20, 2016, 07:17:18 PM
Started to watch Episode 4 and had to turn off, it was too yuk - much too close to bed time for me, that was pretty bad. Hope the plot improved, although there was more tweaking around about Scully's background, which they're going to string out forever.  :D
After ranting about episode 5 I actually quite enjoyed episode 4 a lot, the killer was excellent and spooky, the really gruesome murder scenes (one in particular which was a great homage to another episode in the 'old' series) and was just very enjoyable for me.

A shame the piece of garbage episode (no pun intended) followed it.
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Post by: tebakutis on February 22, 2016, 12:56:06 AM
Saw Deadpool today and will agree with those who said it's great. The humor was really well done (I laughed a good bit) and the action was enjoyable. Ryan Reynolds really was born to play the character.

Awhile ago, I enjoyed Kill la Kill, and decided to watch the studio's prior show, Gurren Lagann. It's really fun so far. Same mix of over the top action, (intentionally) cheesy dialogue, and blatant fanservice. Normally fanservice bugs me, but as with Kill la Kill, Studio Trigger distributes the fanservice evenhandedly among both sexes, and their self awareness in how they do it makes it more comedic that annoying.
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Post by: Shay_Fox on February 24, 2016, 09:09:00 PM
Recently i am watching "Olympus has fallen" Its an amazing movie. The unthinkable happens when heavily armed and highly trained terrorists launch a bold daytime attack on the White House. The building is overrun, and President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and his staff are taken hostage. Luckily for Asher, former presidential security officer Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is on the scene. With time running out, it's up to Banning to locate Asher's son before the extremists do and rescue the president before his captors unleash their ultimate plan.
Now its remake is coming in the 4 March 2016 "London has fallen". Gerard Butler is my favorite. I am really mad to waiting his next movie. 
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Post by: tebakutis on February 24, 2016, 09:40:22 PM
Recently i am watching "Olympus has fallen" Its an amazing movie. The unthinkable happens when heavily armed and highly trained terrorists launch a bold daytime attack on the White House. The building is overrun, and President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and his staff are taken hostage. Luckily for Asher, former presidential security officer Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is on the scene. With time running out, it's up to Banning to locate Asher's son before the extremists do and rescue the president before his captors unleash their ultimate plan.
Now its remake is coming in the 4 March 2016 "London has fallen". Gerard Butler is my favorite. I am really mad to waiting his next movie.

Hah, they're making a sequel? Awesome. I enjoyed the first one as well ... great action and Gerard Butler definitely sold it. I'll have to check out the new one once it hits Netflix.
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Post by: ScarletBea on February 24, 2016, 10:20:05 PM
And last night a new series started on BBC4, from Iceland! @Eli_Freysson (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40309), here they called it Trapped, I still haven't watched it, but did you?

About the small town that gets snowed in during a murder mystery? I've watched the first episode, haven't gotten around to the rest. It's weirdly hard for me to get into TV shows.

Trivia: It's called "Ófærð" in Iceland.
I've now watched 3 episodes, it's really good!
I'm amazed that people go out 'bare-headed' and 'open-jacketed' with all that snow, hehe. I'm always well wrapped up when going out when it's even 10 C here

And I noticed another thing about icelandic language - in almost all european/western languages Police has got the same root: police, policia, polizei, policie, etc. In icelandic? Logreglan ;D (my keyboard doesn't let me do the oe)
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Post by: Nora on February 25, 2016, 01:50:31 AM
Stumbled on a cool scene from a show, checked their episodes and now watching them : Samurai Champloo. Samurai loving mangaka who wanted to make it as crazy and anachronistic as he fancied.
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Post by: Lady Ty on February 25, 2016, 02:27:13 AM
Found that an old BBC mini series of Gormenghast is on youtube and it is literally and figuratively fantastic. Didn't know it existed.That will be today written off.  :) :) :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2UTPombvgc&list=PLF74D11BBB2D2E26B
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Post by: Nighteyes on February 25, 2016, 06:56:53 AM
Found that an old BBC mini series of Gormenghast is on youtube and it is literally and figuratively fantastic. Didn't know it existed.That will be today written off.  :) :) :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2UTPombvgc&list=PLF74D11BBB2D2E26B

Oh I remember that. Must have be on tv in the Mid 90s?
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Post by: Lady Ty on February 25, 2016, 10:29:55 AM
Found that an old BBC mini series of Gormenghast is on youtube and it is literally and figuratively fantastic. Didn't know it existed.That will be today written off.  :) :) :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2UTPombvgc&list=PLF74D11BBB2D2E26B

Oh I remember that. Must have be on tv in the Mid 90s?

 Year 2000. Only part way through but scenery, characters/casting and and costumes blowing my mind.  One scene where the twins sisters have afternoon tea with Steerpike on the trunk of huge tree growing horizontally out of the tower wall. Brilliant. ;D
Always liked those books but this has far exceeded my imagination. ;D
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Post by: BeardKing on February 25, 2016, 02:17:32 PM
Along with The Walking Dead being back, I forgot to mention that Vikings is also back on Thursdays! Tonight is the second episode of the new 4th season. Ragnar so dreamy! :D
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Post by: Shay_Fox on February 25, 2016, 09:23:07 PM
Recently i am watching "Olympus has fallen" Its an amazing movie. The unthinkable happens when heavily armed and highly trained terrorists launch a bold daytime attack on the White House. The building is overrun, and President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and his staff are taken hostage. Luckily for Asher, former presidential security officer Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is on the scene. With time running out, it's up to Banning to locate Asher's son before the extremists do and rescue the president before his captors unleash their ultimate plan.
Now its remake is coming in the 4 March 2016 "London has fallen". Gerard Butler is my favorite. I am really mad to waiting his next movie.

Hah, they're making a sequel? Awesome. I enjoyed the first one as well ... great action and Gerard Butler definitely sold it. I'll have to check out the new one once it hits Netflix.

Yeah right lets see what is in the next one.
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Post by: Shay_Fox on February 26, 2016, 10:10:35 PM
Watching "God's of Egypt". Its really a fantastic movie directed "by Alex proyas". In this movie the survival of mankind hangs in the balance when Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, usurps Egypt's throne and plunges the prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Hoping to save the world and rescue his true love, a defiant mortal named Bek (Brenton Thwaites) forms an unlikely alliance with the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Their battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens for an epic confrontation.
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Post by: ScarletBea on February 27, 2016, 10:10:51 PM
Just watched the third episode of the new X-Files, 'Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster'. Absolutely hilarious, silly and great fun, stuffed with xfiles references and jokes as well as being very heartfelt and quite sad at times. Brilliant stuff.
Saw this today.
AMAZING ;D

(and did you notice the names on the tombstones? One I recognised immediately, the other apparently is connected to Chris C, not the x-files specifically :) )
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Post by: Shay_Fox on February 29, 2016, 09:47:11 PM
Watching "The Revenant". Its an Awesome movie..!!
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Post by: Shay_Fox on March 01, 2016, 09:20:37 PM
I am watching "Minion". Its an owsome movie. Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world's first-ever super-villainess.
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Post by: Shay_Fox on March 02, 2016, 10:19:34 PM
Hello guys its Wednesday and i am watching "The Bible" series. That's Awesome !!
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Post by: Shay_Fox on March 03, 2016, 09:58:47 PM
I had completed my 3 episodes and now i am watch my 4th one. Its really amazing.
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Post by: Shay_Fox on March 04, 2016, 09:52:09 PM
Finally complete this. Now i am watch "The Bible Continue".
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Post by: Nora on March 05, 2016, 02:40:08 AM
Still in the middle of Jin which has unusually good actors for a japanese drama, but also picked up Outlander whose first book I have read.
Still following Lucifer as well.
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Post by: Very Tired Writer on March 05, 2016, 05:47:29 AM
I'm finally starting to watch Game of Thrones after a long time waiting.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on March 05, 2016, 12:13:35 PM
Yay! And then you can join all of our discussions and outrage over Winds of Winter!
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Post by: Shay_Fox on March 07, 2016, 09:04:29 PM
I'm finally starting to watch Game of Thrones after a long time waiting.

Its really a great one !!
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Post by: Shay_Fox on March 08, 2016, 09:35:02 PM
A wife discovers her husband's teenage mistress is pregnant and seeks to help the young girl, but they're all out in danger when someone from the teen's dark . watching "pregnant at 17".
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Post by: ScarletBea on March 09, 2016, 02:30:47 PM
X-Files, episode 5, Babylon. Genuinely one of the worst episodes of X-Files I've seen, spectacularly misjudged, awful tone, uncomfortable representation, absolute bullshit reasoning for why this is an X-Files episode, they keep saying 'Agent Einstein' as if it's normal and not eye-rollingly stupid, a bat shit insane sequence that's so out of place with the episode I'm amazed everyone agreed this was a good idea.

They've done bat-shit before, but it always fitted with the episode's perspective or goal. This is an episode about terrorism and suicide bombers, really really not the place for it. So badly misjudged and ultimately quite boring with ham fisted dialogue. 
I watched it yesterday and was also quite surprised.
I mean, in the beginning I kept thinking "this is the obvious reaction so it's not going to happen.... it's not going to happen... oh. it happened ::)"

(I loved Agent Einstein though, in the sense I *love* Lauren Ambrose  and I've had a major crush on her ever since Six Feet Under - just absolutely gorgeous :-[)
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Post by: Henry Dale on March 09, 2016, 02:47:39 PM
So like I said earlier I watched Arslan Senki s1 and s2.

After some googling I found that it's based off a japanese novel series (of 14 volumes so far) from 1986 which was based off a fantasy story that was gifted to the sjah of Persia in the 19th century. This story was based off an even older Persian legend...

I am tempted to look up transcriptions of the persian story or at least the japanese novels now.  :)
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Post by: Nora on March 10, 2016, 04:28:09 AM
Browsed through Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with a mix of amusement and horror. The acting is dreadful, the delivery of lines from the book is awkward to embarrassing levels... What a turnip...
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Post by: Nora on March 10, 2016, 01:24:54 PM
Went and saw Bakemono no Ko aka The Boy and the Beast, subtitled. And it was awesome! Great animation, great characters, made me laugh a few times and cry at the end. Ghibli might be retiring but Japan still knows how to make great animation, no doubt.

The fight scenes were truly awesome. It's made by the same guy who did Wolf Children and you can tell as easily as you can pick a Miyazaki. Go watch it people if you can!!

[youtube]uifJLWoWv8c[/youtube]
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Post by: shadowkat678 on March 10, 2016, 05:48:07 PM
Rewatch of Legend of the Legendary Heroes. After the pilot episode that's kinda confusing and out of place timeline wise, it's just as epic as I remember, even with some of the overacting humor. Man, I love this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp2Xx1WXVUU

The YouTube option button isn't working. Keeps saying invalid link...and I checked. So not an invalid link.
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Post by: Nighteyes on March 13, 2016, 09:02:19 PM
Just finished Season 4 of House of Cards.  The best season since Season 1, and the first time I've binge watched in quite a while. Watched them all in the space of a week.  Some threads from Season 1 are picked up on again, and the story moves along at a brisk pace. And it ends with a real cliff hanger!   Luckily Daredevil and GOT will be along soon to fill the void!
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Post by: Mr.J on March 13, 2016, 09:14:20 PM
Just finished Season 4 of House of Cards.  The best season since Season 1, and the first time I've binge watched in quite a while. Watched them all in the space of a week.  Some threads from Season 1 are picked up on again, and the story moves along at a brisk pace. And it ends with a real cliff hanger!   Luckily Daredevil and GOT will be along soon to fill the void!
Ah yes, time to plug my internet fingers into my internet ears so I don't hear anything about the new season since its going off book and into the unknown (which its been doing for a while though really). And the stuff I heard about last series really rubbed me the wrong way, used to be a big fan of that show. Went downhill fast for me :(

Oh well Daredevil! :D
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Post by: Lady Ty on March 14, 2016, 01:05:23 AM
Just finished Season 4 of House of Cards.  The best season since Season 1, and the first time I've binge watched in quite a while. Watched them all in the space of a week.  Some threads from Season 1 are picked up on again, and the story moves along at a brisk pace. And it ends with a real cliff hanger!   Luckily Daredevil and GOT will be along soon to fill the void!
Ah yes, time to plug my internet fingers into my internet ears so I don't hear anything about the new season since its going off book and into the unknown (which its been doing for a while though really). And the stuff I heard about last series really rubbed me the wrong way, used to be a big fan of that show. Went downhill fast for me :(

Oh well Daredevil! :D

Have either of you seen the original BBC TV series starring Sir Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart?  If not, I recommend you try and get hold of it and don't think it will disappoint. Kevin Spacey is good, but Sir Ian is just brilliant.
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Post by: Nighteyes on March 14, 2016, 01:38:44 AM
Just finished Season 4 of House of Cards.  The best season since Season 1, and the first time I've binge watched in quite a while. Watched them all in the space of a week.  Some threads from Season 1 are picked up on again, and the story moves along at a brisk pace. And it ends with a real cliff hanger!   Luckily Daredevil and GOT will be along soon to fill the void!
Ah yes, time to plug my internet fingers into my internet ears so I don't hear anything about the new season since its going off book and into the unknown (which its been doing for a while though really). And the stuff I heard about last series really rubbed me the wrong way, used to be a big fan of that show. Went downhill fast for me :(

Oh well Daredevil! :D

Have either of you seen the original BBC TV series starring Sir Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart?  If not, I recommend you try and get hold of it and don't think it will disappoint. Kevin Spacey is good, but Sir Ian is just brilliant.

Yep. It is very good. Well the first two series were, the third was a bit of a dip in quality. (Wheras US House of Cards had a real dip in season 3 but has redeemed it with season 4.)

I like both in their roles as FU, and both shows are great but very different beasts.
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Post by: Idlewilder on March 14, 2016, 09:14:30 AM
(Wheras US House of Cards had a real dip in season 3 but has redeemed it with season 4.)

Curious why you think that as I am currently 7 episodes into Season 3 and think it's been terrific so far. Miles better than Season 2, which was really far-fetched at times. I saw a few people say similar, so just wondering. (Unless there is a massive dip in quality in the last 6 episodes...)

I'm watching Orange is the New Black Season 3 alongside HoC aswell. Opposite story with this as I saw lots of great reviews for it when it came out but I'm finding it a bit dull and drawn out compared to the last two seasons. Spinning its wheels a bit.

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Post by: Nighteyes on March 14, 2016, 08:19:38 PM
I'll have to spoiler this, and then in the spoilers not spoil the last six episodes. 

Season 1 is bloody brilliant.  Kevin Spacey is mesmerizing as the scheming Machiavellian senator, and it heart wrenching to see him manipulate and then destroy Peter Russo.  Having seen the British series before, I knew Zoe wouldn't last log either.

Season 2 does dip - and to be quite frank some of the machinations went over my head.  Tusk was funneling money from China through casinos to support the democrats provided the president did what Tusk asked.   Walker was completely unaware the money was being funneled in through casinos, but Frank and Tusk persuaded him to take the fall to protect the party?  Is that right?  And the Stamper plot line dragged.  BUT Frank does become president, and his manipulations of Walker are masterful. 

Season 3 - was frustrating as one rather than Frank consolidating power, he seemingly went backwards, and had to try and gain the nomination just as candidate for the democrats. And at one point it seemed like we would have an episode per primary!  Also Petrov, the heavy handed take on Putin, was quite painful at times.  And there was a lot of plot lines which felt like they had just been dropped - i.e. the various reporters investigating him. 

Season 4 though is a magnificent return to nearly the same form as season 1. 

Does this make sense>


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Post by: Nestat on March 14, 2016, 10:16:35 PM
It makes sense.

I liked season 3 more than you did, but I agree it lagged. Season 4 is much better, and the last scene is one of the best of the series - classic FU.

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Post by: Idlewilder on March 15, 2016, 09:43:42 AM
Ok, so I finished Season 3 last night and generally I think Season 2 was still weaker, but I agree with @Nestat (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=6540) that it does dip a bit, particularly in the second half of the season. I enjoy the more political elements of the show anyway, so it maybe isn't surprising that my mileage is bigger for some of the slower bits.

I disagree about the Russians and pseudo-Putin. I really enjoyed Lars Mikkelsen in the role and although it was maybe over-the-top, I think that character and scenario fits well in the same 'world' that Frank Underwood inhabits. If anything I found Tusk in Season 2 far more unbelievable and irritating. There was only one Primary in the season, so not sure what you mean by there being one every episode. I found that to be the stronger element of the last few episodes. I though Stamper's storyline started out brilliant and just got ridiculous, a bit like last season. His obsession with Rachel was frustratingly drawn out.

There's positives and negatives but in a lot of ways it feels like nitpicking as it's still one of the best shows at the moment even at its lowest points.
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Post by: Mr.J on March 15, 2016, 11:30:42 AM
No I haven't seen the original House of Cards, didn't like the US one much either. Think I gave up when the journalist slept with him, made me eye roll into the ceiling.

Also a lot of political dramas have been ruined for me by The Thick of It. God that shows so amazing.
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Post by: Jmack on March 15, 2016, 11:59:12 AM
Watched "Fire and Ice", animated sword and sorcery film from about 1983, on Saturday while I was also doing work. So, half an eye on each. Some good things, but some really awful things. The unwitting bigotry of having the ignorant, services and violent "half-humans" as the only dark-skinned people being the worst. And of course they must free the white-skinned maiden. I sort of accept that from ahoward and Burroghs because of the times in which they wrote, but 1983? No excuse.
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Post by: Nora on March 15, 2016, 12:34:26 PM
I decided to finally check out the anime Attack on Titans, because I tried the manga and found it crap, but the anime got heaps of praise and fans...
So I watched episode 1... and the next day I finished episode 25 and now I'm like "what the hell just happened???" and man this show is not for kids. It's taking a GRRM style killathon and winning.

In other news I've just gone to see 10 Cloverfield Lane and OH BOY, I hated it! In the very effective sense of the term. It's not a feel good movie, it's a god awful omfg-why-am-I-here sort of movie for me.
Well shot, superbly acted (just three people!), creepy as all hell, it made me curl on my cinema seat, hide in my shawl and feel tense and worried, even dejected after the movie was over.
Not sure how I feel about the ending... but the movie remains solid. Not too gory or anything, but not for the faint of heart either.

I'm about to have a look at The Night Manager since it has a 100% on rotten tomatoes and a lot of good actors.
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Post by: ScarletBea on March 15, 2016, 01:02:30 PM
I'm about to have a look at The Night Manager since it has a 100% on rotten tomatoes and a lot of good actors.
It is *so* good...
2 episodes still left to show
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Post by: Mr.J on March 15, 2016, 01:15:22 PM
The Flash, which has stopped for a month and is back soonish I think, much better they've got the whole Patty shit out of the way, just a repeat of Iris stuff from series 1 we thought was left behind!

Legends of Tomorrow is absolute bonkers fun. It's a superhero gang show and is essentially just lots of silly fun, but it is also on a break until the end of the month.

Broad City is just...amazing. Don't think I stopped laughing in the first two episodes, the second two are a bit less focused and more scatter brained so it wasn't quite as enjoyable, but really good series so far.

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Post by: tebakutis on March 15, 2016, 01:49:22 PM
I decided to finally check out the anime Attack on Titans, because I tried the manga and found it crap, but the anime got heaps of praise and fans...
So I watched episode 1... and the next day I finished episode 25 and now I'm like "what the hell just happened???" and man this show is not for kids. It's taking a GRRM style killathon and winning.

Not sure if you'd enjoy it, but if you find yourself liking dark anime, I never miss a chance to recommend Psycho-Pass. Extremely dystopian, solid character arcs, and some really interesting twists, especially in the first season. Imagine The Following (except,  you know, actually good) meets Ghost in the Shell and you've got a good start, but the show has a lot of elements setting it apart as well.
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Post by: Nora on March 15, 2016, 01:55:57 PM
I decided to finally check out the anime Attack on Titans, because I tried the manga and found it crap, but the anime got heaps of praise and fans...
So I watched episode 1... and the next day I finished episode 25 and now I'm like "what the hell just happened???" and man this show is not for kids. It's taking a GRRM style killathon and winning.

Not sure if you'd enjoy it, but if you find yourself liking dark anime, I never miss a chance to recommend Psycho-Pass. Extremely dystopian, solid character arcs, and some really interesting twists, especially in the first season. Imagine The Following (except,  you know, actually good) meets Ghost in the Shell and you've got a good start, but the show has a lot of elements setting it apart as well.

Heard of it, but I'll be sure to check it out now. I'm not especially into dark stuff, I'm actually not that much into anime series in general. I like to read mangas, but anime often have slow or half assed animation, or take 10min to cover two pages from the manga, ect. So I end up being very picky.
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Post by: Phoenix on March 15, 2016, 04:15:36 PM
I'm watching the Shadowhunters show, finished episode 1 and i'm already hooked!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nighteyes on March 15, 2016, 04:47:29 PM
Ok, so I finished Season 3 last night and generally I think Season 2 was still weaker, but I agree with @Nestat (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=6540) that it does dip a bit, particularly in the second half of the season. I enjoy the more political elements of the show anyway, so it maybe isn't surprising that my mileage is bigger for some of the slower bits.

I disagree about the Russians and pseudo-Putin. I really enjoyed Lars Mikkelsen in the role and although it was maybe over-the-top, I think that character and scenario fits well in the same 'world' that Frank Underwood inhabits. If anything I found Tusk in Season 2 far more unbelievable and irritating. There was only one Primary in the season, so not sure what you mean by there being one every episode. I found that to be the stronger element of the last few episodes. I though Stamper's storyline started out brilliant and just got ridiculous, a bit like last season. His obsession with Rachel was frustratingly drawn out.

There's positives and negatives but in a lot of ways it feels like nitpicking as it's still one of the best shows at the moment even at its lowest points.

Definitely. We are nit picking for sure. Not very often I binge watch a show, but watched the latest season in a week! I really, really love it, and also I am aware that some of my nit picks are more due to me not always understanding American politics.

Having said that

I think Stamper needs to be killed off!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Idlewilder on March 16, 2016, 09:55:46 AM
Definitely. We are nit picking for sure. Not very often I binge watch a show, but watched the latest season in a week! I really, really love it, and also I am aware that some of my nit picks are more due to me not always understanding American politics.

Having said that

I think Stamper needs to be killed off!

I think my earlier years spent obsessing over The West Wing probably helps more than I realise in following the American politics.

I dunno, I just want the over the top conspiracy murderer nonsense to stop. Otherwise I like the character.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on March 16, 2016, 10:16:56 AM
I decided to finally check out the anime Attack on Titans, because I tried the manga and found it crap, but the anime got heaps of praise and fans...
So I watched episode 1... and the next day I finished episode 25 and now I'm like "what the hell just happened???" and man this show is not for kids. It's taking a GRRM style killathon and winning.

Not sure if you'd enjoy it, but if you find yourself liking dark anime, I never miss a chance to recommend Psycho-Pass. Extremely dystopian, solid character arcs, and some really interesting twists, especially in the first season. Imagine The Following (except,  you know, actually good) meets Ghost in the Shell and you've got a good start, but the show has a lot of elements setting it apart as well.

Huh. I finished episode 5 of psycho pass... It is dark but man, nowhere as brutal and nihilistic as Attack on Titans. Have you seen that anime @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262) ?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on March 16, 2016, 01:46:57 PM
I decided to finally check out the anime Attack on Titans, because I tried the manga and found it crap, but the anime got heaps of praise and fans...
So I watched episode 1... and the next day I finished episode 25 and now I'm like "what the hell just happened???" and man this show is not for kids. It's taking a GRRM style killathon and winning.

Not sure if you'd enjoy it, but if you find yourself liking dark anime, I never miss a chance to recommend Psycho-Pass. Extremely dystopian, solid character arcs, and some really interesting twists, especially in the first season. Imagine The Following (except,  you know, actually good) meets Ghost in the Shell and you've got a good start, but the show has a lot of elements setting it apart as well.

Huh. I finished episode 5 of psycho pass... It is dark but man, nowhere as brutal and nihilistic as Attack on Titans. Have you seen that anime @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262) ?

Yeah, I've watched about 2/3s of the first season of Attack on Titan. I enjoyed both, but I think I like Psycho-Pass more because cyberpunk edges out fantasy for me, and while the oppression and darkness in Attack on Titan is based on an external threat (the Titans eating people) all of the bad in Psycho-Pass is of our own design - or, at least, the design of a few influential people. The deeper you get into the season, the more it becomes clear that the system is supremely messed up.

So I suppose given the choice of dystopias, I'm more interested in stories about those which we bring upon ourselves. But if you like dark stories, I'd certainly agree that both are good.
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Post by: Rostum on March 19, 2016, 08:22:23 PM
Found Hap and Lenard on Amazon Prime. I think I have read a couple of short stories featuring these two in GRRm and Gardener Davois anthologies. no idea who wrote them though?
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Post by: Eclipse on March 21, 2016, 06:33:04 PM
I tried Sleepy Hollow tv series , not for me  and I wasn't  enjoying Fringe season 5 gave up on it

Going to watch House of Cards season 3  in between the reading  ;D
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Post by: Phil Norris on March 22, 2016, 10:15:58 PM
Watched all 13 episodes of S2 of Daredevil over the weekend, what a blast, fantastic show.

Currently watching Black Sails, Vikings, Hap & Leonard on Amazon and just discovered House of Cards on Netflix.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on March 25, 2016, 10:54:57 AM
Waw, I'm in the third episode of The Night Manager, and I admit I'm impressed. The cast is incredible, a lot of great actors, with Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie as co-stars.
It's dark and serious, not fantastic for one jot, it's espionage. Not my style at all usually, but I'm quite hooked. It's movie quality all along.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lanko on March 28, 2016, 12:52:48 PM
I'm currently watching Death Parade because someone made a parody of its intro based on my favorite game franchise, so I went to check it, since there were only 12 episodes.

Holy shit. The super happy music and intro are the most deceiving thing ever. I should have paid more attention to the title.

Let's say the Devil liked that SAW dude and sent him to Japan to play a game with the Japanese. Yesterday I reached chapter 8-9 and the conclusion of that specific game = mind blown.
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Post by: Rostum on March 29, 2016, 12:08:56 PM
Watched the first season of Fear the walking Dead kinda Meh held together by a couple of strong actors.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Henry Dale on March 29, 2016, 12:16:56 PM
I'm currently watching Death Parade because someone made a parody of its intro based on my favorite game franchise, so I went to check it, since there were only 12 episodes.

Holy shit. The super happy music and intro are the most deceiving thing ever. I should have paid more attention to the title.

Let's say the Devil liked that SAW dude and sent him to Japan to play a game with the Japanese. Yesterday I reached chapter 8-9 and the conclusion of that specific game = mind blown.

There's also Death Billiards, which is a single longer episode. On top of the normal Death Parade season.
And saying Death Parade out loud sounds like "desperate".  ;)
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Post by: ScarletBea on April 10, 2016, 09:46:50 AM
After a break to watch Grey's Anatomy 11 (yeah, shoot me ;) ), I'm back on my re-watching of the entire Battlestar Gallactica (new one, not the 80s one).
Last night I finished season 2, it just keps getting better :D
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Post by: Arry on April 13, 2016, 07:06:50 PM
I just binge watched Outlander. I'm not sure Ramsey Snow is the most sadistic character  I've seen on TV now.
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Post by: ScarletBea on April 13, 2016, 07:18:48 PM
I just binge watched Outlander. I'm not sure Ramsey Snow is the most sadistic character  I've seen on TV now.
wow, that is definitely saying something! Now I'm not sure I want to watch that...
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Post by: Arry on April 13, 2016, 07:23:43 PM
I just binge watched Outlander. I'm not sure Ramsey Snow is the most sadistic character  I've seen on TV now.
wow, that is definitely saying something! Now I'm not sure I want to watch that...

As far as evil goes, Ramsey is probably worse? But I dont think Ramsey ever had as in depth coverage on the GoT show as one episode of Outlander had. It was really really dark and not always easy to watch. But, you know me, I still liked it. Starz free preview weekend did an excellent job of making me want to subscribe just so I can watch Season 2 that is airing now.

(and the whole show isnt that dark)
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Post by: Elfy on April 13, 2016, 10:34:44 PM
Waw, I'm in the third episode of The Night Manager, and I admit I'm impressed. The cast is incredible, a lot of great actors, with Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie as co-stars.
It's dark and serious, not fantastic for one jot, it's espionage. Not my style at all usually, but I'm quite hooked. It's movie quality all along.
We're watching that too at present. Really good show. The lead actress is also Australian, from Melbourne.
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Post by: ScarletBea on April 24, 2016, 11:57:33 AM
This week I've been catching up with films, thanks to my dad's DVD collection hehe
I watched the Suffragettes, Olympus has fallen, 007 Spectre and last night Kingsman.
This one was cool, but I was annoyed at all the pointless killing scenes - ok, maybe not pointless, it was part of the plot, but still... I had to fast-forward the church scene, couldn't take it anymore.

@Overlord (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1), not sure if you've seen that, but I just couldn't disconnect that from you and Poppy ;D
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Post by: Mr.J on April 24, 2016, 12:21:17 PM
Orphan Motherfucking Black* is back.

Such an amazing start to series 4 as well, a really bold and brilliant first episode with a really icky and scary follow up. So glad it's got its feet back on the ground after series 3 was a bit wobbly.

*Not actual name of the show Orphan Black.
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Post by: Eclipse on April 24, 2016, 12:52:46 PM
I love Orphan Black!
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Post by: Mr.J on April 24, 2016, 03:24:06 PM
I love Orphan Black!
Right! It's such a good show. Have you seen the first episode of series 4?
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Post by: Nora on April 30, 2016, 02:34:59 PM
Just saw Mud, love it, and the third episode of the ongoing season of Koutetsujou no kabaneri, which is ok so far, well animated and interesting.
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Post by: Elfy on May 01, 2016, 01:10:04 AM
I love Orphan Black!
Me too, it's a crying shame that the amazing performance of Tatiana Maslany doesn't get more widely recognised.
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Post by: Mr.J on May 01, 2016, 01:24:24 AM
I love Orphan Black!
Me too, it's a crying shame that the amazing performance of Tatiana Maslany doesn't get more widely recognised.
Man, series 4 is really icky atm. It's great. :D

Also recent episodes of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow are slipping, the last ep of LoT was really bonkers and fun, exactly what I like about the show, until its crucial moment where it shits the bed entirely with a fucking dumb stupid idiotic character moment that is probably the most selfish thing I've ever seen a character do, out of nowhere.
It made me say out loud, 'fuck this show' :P

Which is a shame cos its so bonkers fun at times. :(

The CW superhero shows just can't write women at all, despite having lots of women on the writing staff. Therefore it must be the head people in charge who make these awful character decisions for the women.
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Post by: Elfy on May 01, 2016, 06:17:46 AM
I love Orphan Black!
Me too, it's a crying shame that the amazing performance of Tatiana Maslany doesn't get more widely recognised.
Man, series 4 is really icky atm. It's great. :D

Also recent episodes of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow are slipping, the last ep of LoT was really bonkers and fun, exactly what I like about the show, until its crucial moment where it shits the bed entirely with a fucking dumb stupid idiotic character moment that is probably the most selfish thing I've ever seen a character do, out of nowhere.
It made me say out loud, 'fuck this show' :P

Which is a shame cos its so bonkers fun at times. :(

The CW superhero shows just can't write women at all, despite having lots of women on the writing staff. Therefore it must be the head people in charge who make these awful character decisions for the women.
LoT's real problem for me is that the villain is just really dumb, plus he's not at all scary or believable, then again that could be the fault of the actor. Of all the CW superhero shows my favourite is still far and away Arrow, and it's not entirely because of Emily Betts Rickard, although mostly. I do like Calista Flockhart's delightfully snarky Cat on Supergirl, too.
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Post by: Alex Hormann on May 10, 2016, 01:46:48 AM
Currently halfway through Dark Matter. Good to see a decent space-based sci-fi  (I'm waiting for the did release of the Expanse ) and spotting Stargate alumni is always fun.  :D Have to say that the Android is my favourite character do far, she's made me laugh out loud at least once an episode.
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Post by: Elfy on May 10, 2016, 07:26:15 AM
Started watching Lucifer last night, that was far more fun than I expected it to be. If it holds up to the quality of the pilot episode it could become a favourite.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: CameronJohnston on May 10, 2016, 12:46:42 PM
Started watching Lucifer last night, that was far more fun than I expected it to be. If it holds up to the quality of the pilot episode it could become a favourite.

The pilot is a poor representation of just how much better Lucifer gets after a few episodes. And that season finale...OMG.
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Post by: Eclipse on May 13, 2016, 07:56:20 AM
Watching iZombie, didn't think I would like it I'm not keen on zombie stuff much but I ended up laughing out loud at a couple of scene's and enjoyed it very much.it was like watching a UF on the tv.
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Post by: Elfy on May 13, 2016, 10:46:19 AM
Started watching Lucifer last night, that was far more fun than I expected it to be. If it holds up to the quality of the pilot episode it could become a favourite.

The pilot is a poor representation of just how much better Lucifer gets after a few episodes. And that season finale...OMG.
Good to hear, but one of the things I really liked about it was the humour in Tom Ellis' performance as Lucifer, plus there seemed to be some genuine chemistry between he and Lauren German, so I'm hoping that continues.
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Post by: Nighteyes on May 14, 2016, 08:36:42 PM
The Hollow Crown: War of the Roses.  Boy has that Shakespeare chap ripped off George RR Martin. >:(
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Post by: ScarletBea on May 15, 2016, 04:55:03 PM
I've just watched Cloud Atlas for the first time. What an amazing movie!
And the stories almost make more sense to be intermingled, unlike the sequential order in the book.
I'm not quite sure why so many people hated it :-\
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nighteyes on May 20, 2016, 08:14:50 PM
Watching a German film. Guess who's back? @xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148) have you seen this?
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Post by: xiagan on May 20, 2016, 08:28:17 PM
Watching a German film. Guess who's back? @xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148) have you seen this?
Not yet. But the book is very good.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Mr.J on May 23, 2016, 03:14:35 PM
Orphan. Black.

So so good. Tatiana is like an acting wizard, it's amazing.

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on May 26, 2016, 03:19:01 PM
Went and saw X-Men Apocalypse.

Some refreshing laughing moments, and a totally new and warped timeline setting itself in place... I really liked the character of quicksilver who once again completely stole the show, though Kurt was a fairly good comic relief.

But overall I'm still terribly underwhelmed. The photography was insipid and aseptic. The movie relies on big special effects and full centered, uninspired shots of a badass mutants posing, instead of characterisation, or even a reasonable plot. What they did to Magneto in particular was horrible.

Acting wise, I'm also pretty disappointed in Sophie Turner, who plays Jean/Phoenix. She was bad, and not as "kid being awkward" but as "actress being awkward". She seems like her success in playing Sansa might be due to it being her main role, and she'll need time and experience to break out of the frigid Sansa faces, going beyond the cold/angry/scared which are the main things she does.
Jean felt like a human automaton. The only moment she was good at anything was when she freaked out and shrieked.

The CGI was pretty impressive, all but for a scene in a port, which looked exactly like ps4 cut scene at best and was very jarring.


As for the failure of characters... The blue guy spent so much time calling himself names in tongues without subtitles that I saw the movie 3h ago and I could not give you a hint of a name. He also seemed batshit crazy, but not like "you're not too sure what his deal is" and "there might be more going on with this dude" – no. He was just the kind of guy you find in institutions, shrieking at the rose bushes or banging his head against the walls.
He had no hint of humanity or logical reasoning. Did no manipulation of people around him beyond the coarsest of bribes... There were no apparent reasons why mutants would follow him, beyond being rotten human beings at heart.
Which brings me to Magneto and Storm, which I put in spoilers, though they're mild, since you can guess the facts from the trailers...
Seriously, Storm is depicted as a street urchin who idolizes Mystic for intervening to prevent bloodshed – yet another bit of rant. This movie does NOTHING to ease you into remembering the previous films. If you haven't seen them, you're going to struggle to follow, which I find frankly bad. I know they're a franchise, but even Star Wars put up their "resume" in the beginning, damn it. Here they didn't even give you hints to remember the crappy cuba on the beach scene from 2 films ago!!!–
Back to Storm. Yeah. She goes from loving peaceful Mystic to being a pawn for a genocidal maniac, after nothing more than being touched on the chin and given more power. Her inner struggles are pathetic : she basically changes sides as soon as she realises that Mystic is on the other team, because if Mystic fights for a side, it must be the good guy side. She gets to join the school without issues.
But now Eric... Oh poor Magneto... As he goes for the Apocalypse team, he is told to remember what Charles told him, 2 or 3 movies ago! *half baked philosophical line about seeing good in you, buddy!* but he turns against it, refuses to listen, and proceeds to kill THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, if not millions, by crunching car, breaking bridges, and desatomizing entire sky-scrappers!!! Just because they don't show the people dying doesn't make them less dead!
And then what?? Mystic shows up to his metal bubble, repeats the same half baked goodie sentence, guilt trips him, and poof, after having his own private flashback of the SAME HALF BAKED PHILOSOPHICAL line, this time with Charles smiling face from 2 movies ago to flavour it, he just turn his coat on his new master, while he was so bent on murdering humans!
(The whole destroying thing, by the way, kills people indiscriminately of being mutants or not, unlike in the original xmen movies)
And lo and behold, Eric, after murdering tens of thousands, is absolved in the eyes of top dogs, by a report-mic-voice saying the big wiggged american generals that "magneto might have had a hand in destroying the threat" - but worse, is also completely forgiven by all the x-men, Charles calls him his friend, and they all let him walk off weeks later, when he decides to go and lead his life apart from the Xmen.

Not a judgement, not a reproach, not a person scarred of just how much of a loose cannon Magneto is becoming, erupting in maniacal bouts of mass destructions every decade... And himself seems to hold no bad feelings towards himself.
No one cares.

When he walks away then, and Mystic stays behind and starts lecturing the new born x-men in the new simulator fight room, and the doors closes on Charles Xavier looking at them, I had for the first time the very strong feeling that the x-men where a rich boy's private militia. It's exactly what they've become in my eyes, and completely different from what they used to feel like in the original trilogies.

I think the original x-men where much deeper, as big-buck as they were, they took the time to explore the mutants as people, outcasts or not... I still remember the epic one where wolverine is in the kitchen with another young kid when the house gets attacked... that was more fluid, realistic dialogue that you'll find at ANY time in this movie.
Apocalypse has dialogue to impress on you the urgency of everything, to tell you what the people are feeling, because their faces often fail to, etc.

It was a complete no-brainer with a few chuckles, worth 2h of my day off, but defo not worth the 20$ of the ticket.



Then I went and saw Hunt for the Wilderpeople by Taika Waititi, and it's a total blast, as expected. More touching and poignant than What We Do In The Shadows, a lot more like Boy. Loved it though. Actual goddamn photography. Great character building, great, vivid dialogue. Gave me a bad case of the blues though. Can't believe I might never return to NZ. Made me teary eyed and all.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on May 26, 2016, 04:11:30 PM
Which brings me to Magneto and Storm, which I put in spoilers, though they're mild, since you can guess the facts from the trailers...
Seriously, Storm is depicted as a street urchin who idolizes Mystic for intervening to prevent bloodshed – yet another bit of rant. This movie does NOTHING to ease you into remembering the previous films. If you haven't seen them, you're going to struggle to follow, which I find frankly bad. I know they're a franchise, but even Star Wars put up their "resume" in the beginning, damn it. Here they didn't even give you hints to remember the crappy cuba on the beach scene from 2 films ago!!!–
Back to Storm. Yeah. She goes from loving peaceful Mystic to being a pawn for a genocidal maniac, after nothing more than being touched on the chin and given more power. Her inner struggles are pathetic : she basically changes sides as soon as she realises that Mystic is on the other team, because if Mystic fights for a side, it must be the good guy side. She gets to join the school without issues.
But now Eric... Oh poor Magneto... As he goes for the Apocalypse team, he is told to remember what Charles told him, 2 or 3 movies ago! *half baked philosophical line about seeing good in you, buddy!* but he turns against it, refuses to listen, and proceeds to kill THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, if not millions, by crunching car, breaking bridges, and desatomizing entire sky-scrappers!!! Just because they don't show the people dying doesn't make them less dead!
And then what?? Mystic shows up to his metal bubble, repeats the same half baked goodie sentence, guilt trips him, and poof, after having his own private flashback of the SAME HALF BAKED PHILOSOPHICAL line, this time with Charles smiling face from 2 movies ago to flavour it, he just turn his coat on his new master, while he was so bent on murdering humans!
(The whole destroying thing, by the way, kills people indiscriminately of being mutants or not, unlike in the original xmen movies)
And lo and behold, Eric, after murdering tens of thousands, is absolved in the eyes of top dogs, by a report-mic-voice saying the big wiggged american generals that "magneto might have had a hand in destroying the threat" - but worse, is also completely forgiven by all the x-men, Charles calls him his friend, and they all let him walk off weeks later, when he decides to go and lead his life apart from the Xmen.

Not a judgement, not a reproach, not a person scarred of just how much of a loose cannon Magneto is becoming, erupting in maniacal bouts of mass destructions every decade... And himself seems to hold no bad feelings towards himself.
No one cares.

When he walks away then, and Mystic stays behind and starts lecturing the new born x-men in the new simulator fight room, and the doors closes on Charles Xavier looking at them, I had for the first time the very strong feeling that the x-men where a rich boy's private militia. It's exactly what they've become in my eyes, and completely different from what they used to feel like in the original trilogies.

That sounds ... quite terrible, actually. I was on the fence over seeing the new movie, and now even more so. Might just wait until it hits home video.

I did very much enjoy X-Men, X2, First Class, and Days of Future Past (X3 never happened, because it was TERRIBLE) and from the trailers, I was looking forward to spectacle and destruction. Also, I've really liked Olivia Munn since she was on Attack of the Show (the incredibly annoying "fake geek girl" ranters can go die in a fire, so far as I'm concerned) and, in a rare case of awesome, she actually looks pretty awesome as Psylocke. Also loved Quicksilver, as you mentioned.

But yeah, the way you've described Magneto's arc and the nonsensical ending ... I'm less than enthused. If I have money and the ability to see a movie (requires the wife be willing to watch the little one) I'll probably just go throw my money at Civil War, because it was awesome and I want to see it again.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on May 26, 2016, 05:31:52 PM
20 dollars to see X-Men! Holy hell! I'm going to see it for five bucks on Saturday.

Strangely enough, I'm one of the few that enjoyed X-Men 3 more than any of the other two. granted, I watched it a long time ago, but it was really entertaining at the time. Maybe it wouldn't hold up if I went to watch it again. I should try. right now, First Class is my favorite.

Critics are saying it's a pretty average movie, so I'll give it a shot. Honestly though, it would take a lot to get me not to show up.
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Post by: Mr.J on May 26, 2016, 05:57:22 PM
I wouldn't pay 20 pence to see X-Men. :P In fact I'd expect you to pay me frankly.
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Post by: Shay_Fox on May 26, 2016, 10:46:38 PM
Recently i am watching "Captain America: Civil War" Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side. Its an amazing movie.
Title: What are you currently watching?
Post by: marshall_lamour on May 27, 2016, 03:44:21 AM
I watched "Macbeth" and "The Witch" recently. I thought Witch did a great job of blending a very literal interpretation of the folklore and the more plausible aspects of the social reality behind the accusations of witchcraft. Macbeth was probably my favorite interpretation of Shakespeare on screen, even moreso than "Ran" and "Coriolanus," both of which I love.

I'm about to check out "A Tale of Tales," which I've been eager to watch since seeing the trailer.
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Post by: Nora on May 28, 2016, 01:48:08 PM
5th episode of the 1st season of Daredevil now. Quite enjoying it, though I do skip the gory bits, and I find the long, drawnout fist fights a tad wee bit unrealistic. I mean come on, a well connected punch sends you flopping like a dead carp. The bad guys just keep getting back up and take too many bare knuckled punches to the face to be realistic.
But beyond that it's great.

Just saw the main actor kiss a chick and I had the WEIRDEST thought, realising, again, that actors are basically paid to sometimes give passionate kisses to co-workers. I say again because I know it, its just that I seam to never think about it much when it happens on screen.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on May 28, 2016, 05:31:19 PM
I know the fights are unrealistic, but they're pretty awesome all things considered. You haven't gotten to the best fight of the entire season though. That comes in Episode 9. And I'm sure it's unrealistic.
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Post by: Mr.J on May 29, 2016, 03:25:49 PM
5th episode of the 1st season of Daredevil now. Quite enjoying it, though I do skip the gory bits, and I find the long, drawnout fist fights a tad wee bit unrealistic. I mean come on, a well connected punch sends you flopping like a dead carp. The bad guys just keep getting back up and take too many bare knuckled punches to the face to be realistic.
But beyond that it's great.

Just saw the main actor kiss a chick and I had the WEIRDEST thought, realising, again, that actors are basically paid to sometimes give passionate kisses to co-workers. I say again because I know it, its just that I seam to never think about it much when it happens on screen.
Glad you're enjoying it, has its pacing problems but is fantastic, particularly D'Onofrio as Kingpin, who is amazing. It is really weird isn't it? Their whole job is strange though, but if I was one I don't think I would have too much problem kissing Charlie Cox though.

Also Season 2 of DD is even more violent, but it has Elektra and she's SO COOL.  8)

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Post by: Nora on May 29, 2016, 03:46:02 PM
I guess it was just that the kiss looked very natural, so it pulled me out of it.

D'onofrio is the one I like the least. I'm not convinced by his character. I don't like his voice acting. He seems like he's strangling on something all the time, and is mostly a violent bully. I can't imagine why this chick is dating him, it's beyond me.
I'm still too much in love with Killgrave I think. He was too good a villain, makes the others pale in comparison.

(http://www.heroesandheartbreakers.com/images/stories/blogarticles/2016/January2016/Kilgrave%20500.gif)
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Post by: Mr.J on May 29, 2016, 04:57:35 PM
I guess it was just that the kiss looked very natural, so it pulled me out of it.

D'onofrio is the one I like the least. I'm not convinced by his character. I don't like his voice acting. He seems like he's strangling on something all the time, and is mostly a violent bully. I can't imagine why this chick is dating him, it's beyond me.
I'm still too much in love with Killgrave I think. He was too good a villain, makes the others pale in comparison.
:( :( :(
I love both of those performances, I can see why some would find D'Onofrio offputting, I just think its amazing.

And yea, Killgrave was truly terrifying. Still David Tennant though.
Sad Tennant time:
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Post by: Shay_Fox on May 31, 2016, 10:50:15 PM
Now i am going to watch a "flesh" series. Start to season 1.
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Post by: Eclipse on May 31, 2016, 10:54:39 PM
Finished watching iZombie season 2 , I loved it! about zombie medical examiner solving crime,it's so UF on television.
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Post by: Eli_Freysson on May 31, 2016, 11:29:23 PM
Well, it's not "currently", but I did watch the second season of Daredevil recently. It's well-written, well-choreographed and gruesome, though I'm left feeling that the hero achieved basically nothing, which feels off.

But the absolute standout feature, to me, is Jon Bernthal's Punisher. It's definitely the best version of the character I have seen yet. He's terrifying brutal, but the writers also made him a human being. If someone had told me beforehand that I would watch a scene where Frank Castle gives relationship advice, I would have rolled by eyes. But somehow it works.  :)

(Then he stabs someone in the stomach like fifteen times)
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Post by: Shay_Fox on June 06, 2016, 11:35:20 PM
"The Twilight Saga" The Twilight Saga is a series of five romance fantasy films from Summit Entertainment based on the four novels by American author Stephenie Meyer. The films star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. Nice movie. Love to see this again and again <3
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Post by: Shay_Fox on June 08, 2016, 10:13:46 PM
"The Great Gilly Hopkins" Amazing movie. 12-year-old wisecracking Gilly Hopkins finds herself shuffled from foster home to foster home until she meets Maime Trotter.
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Post by: Shay_Fox on June 14, 2016, 08:47:52 PM
Right Now i am watch an Indian movie "kal kis nay Dekha". Its a really very nice movie. Romantic, action and fantasy movie. The boy who's name is "Aniel" has a super power. He can see the future.
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Post by: Shay_Fox on June 17, 2016, 08:39:28 PM
*The Young Messiah" Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
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Post by: Eclipse on June 19, 2016, 07:48:29 PM
I'm up to season 4 episode 8 of Orphan Black,I believe season 5 will be the last.

Going to start on the new season of Orange is the new Black soon. Anyone else be watching?
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Post by: tkbounds on June 19, 2016, 08:45:44 PM

You've never watched The Princess Bride? Inconceivable!

Lol! I see its on Netflix. Time to watch it again. :)
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Post by: Elfy on June 19, 2016, 10:22:09 PM
I'm up to season 4 episode 8 of Orphan Black,I believe season 5 will be the last.

Going to start on the new season of Orange is the new Black soon. Anyone else be watching?
Recorded them over the weekend and watched the opening episode last night. Promising start.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on June 20, 2016, 12:27:39 AM
Just saw The Conjuring 2 yesterday. Fantastic movie. Not as good as the first one, but very accurate all the same.
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Post by: tebakutis on June 20, 2016, 02:51:43 PM
Just saw The Conjuring 2 yesterday. Fantastic movie. Not as good as the first one, but very accurate all the same.

Hahah ... what do you mean by "very accurate"?

I want to see it (enjoyed the first one) but my wife can't stand horror movies and the little one would shriek, so I'll have to sneak off some weekend or wait until it hits home video.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on June 21, 2016, 03:03:52 AM
It stayed really true to the case. In the first one, there's a lot of real evidence documenting that a lot of that stuff happened. They did make it more dramatic of course, but the core facts are still there. It's fascinating and terrifying if you're heavily involved in the paranormal community.

In the second one, I was worried because there's a lot of skepticism behind the case they examine, and I thought the screenwriters wouldn't be able to explore that. But I was wrong. That's one of the big questions of the movie. Is everything being faked by the family? And with the ending, you realize that it's just Mrs. Warren's side of the story. They show that they can't document that it actually happened the way she said it did. Everything before that though is out there. Even the actual real tape recordings.

To explain the first Conjuring a bit more, because of the controversy behind the Warrens, Skeptics were actually worried that the movie would lend them more paranormal credit than they actually deserve. For the most part I trust The Warrens, because they provide documentation whenever they can. They have to because of the demands of the Catholic church. I can understand why people find this case very sketchy though.

As for the accuracy of spirits and demons themselves, I won't debate that here. I've found that most people don't believe it until they experience it for themselves, so there's no point in sharing my own. For all you know, I could be making it up. But once you experience it, there's no turning back.
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Post by: Shay_Fox on June 22, 2016, 09:41:50 PM
I'm up to season 4 episode 8 of Orphan Black,I believe season 5 will be the last.

Going to start on the new season of Orange is the new Black soon. Anyone else be watching?

"Orange is the new black" Its really a comedian tv series.The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend.
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Post by: Elfy on June 22, 2016, 10:36:54 PM
I'm up to season 4 episode 8 of Orphan Black,I believe season 5 will be the last.

Going to start on the new season of Orange is the new Black soon. Anyone else be watching?

"Orange is the new black" Its really a comedian tv series.The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend.
It's what is commonly referred to as a 'dramedy', containing both drama and comedy. The original idea was based on the memoir of Piper Kerman (who did in fact serve time for transporting drug money illegally), she still serves as a consultant on the show, but I think they covered her original story (highly fictionalised) by the end of the first season. The character is still in the show, but it regularly covers the back stories of other inmates and guards in the prison.
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Post by: Shay_Fox on June 24, 2016, 08:49:15 PM
I'm up to season 4 episode 8 of Orphan Black,I believe season 5 will be the last.

Going to start on the new season of Orange is the new Black soon. Anyone else be watching?

"Orange is the new black" Its really a comedian tv series.The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend.
It's what is commonly referred to as a 'dramedy', containing both drama and comedy. The original idea was based on the memoir of Piper Kerman (who did in fact serve time for transporting drug money illegally), she still serves as a consultant on the show, but I think they covered her original story (highly fictionalised) by the end of the first season. The character is still in the show, but it regularly covers the back stories of other inmates and guards in the prison.
Yes agreed with you. They covers her origional story by inmates and guard int he prison.
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Post by: Venandiaer on June 25, 2016, 12:59:00 AM
This may diverge from what has been discussed recently in the thread, but I've been working my way through Cowboy Bebop. One of my favorite anime, and definitely worth watching if your into that sort of thing.
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Post by: tebakutis on June 25, 2016, 01:12:14 AM
This may diverge from what has been discussed recently in the thread, but I've been working my way through Cowboy Bebop. One of my favorite anime, and definitely worth watching if your into that sort of thing.

Yup, I'm a big fan. I need to do a rewatch someday soon.
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Post by: Jmack on June 25, 2016, 02:47:30 AM
This may diverge from what has been discussed recently in the thread, but I've been working my way through Cowboy Bebop. One of my favorite anime, and definitely worth watching if your into that sort of thing.

Yup, I'm a big fan. I need to do a rewatch someday soon.

And here, too. Great show, great movie.
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Post by: Shay_Fox on June 28, 2016, 09:52:52 PM
Recently i am watch "dead brain". Its really Awesome movies. Actually i love horror movies so that's why i seen the thread of this movie. The story of six people caught in the unusual (except in horror films) predicament of being stranded in a deserted fishing lodge with a host of alien-infected, mutant amoeba-controlled zombies at their doorstep.  :-X  ;D
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Post by: Shay_Fox on June 29, 2016, 09:31:13 PM
Yesterday i was watching a "movie dead brain". Its too much horror movie, how zombies eat the brain of the people. Well i love to watch horror but it worst me hahaha.
Recently i m watch a "supergirl". Its a fantastic series. The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.
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Post by: Elfy on June 29, 2016, 10:30:50 PM
Yesterday i was watching a "movie dead brain". Its too much horror movie, how zombies eat the brain of the people. Well i love to watch horror but it worst me hahaha.
Recently i m watch a "supergirl". Its a fantastic series. The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.
Supergirl was a lot of fun. It recently got reprieved too. The original network was going to drop it, and then CW, which shows other DC superhero shows (Arrow, The Flash) picked it up and next season Clark is going to make an actual appearance or two.
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Post by: ScarletBea on July 08, 2016, 09:21:27 AM
Before I came to hospital I was watching Desperate romantics, that my secret sender sent me.
Great series (got 1 episode left), especially if you're keen on redheads ;D :-[
(calling @m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419))

I forgot to say this is 'romantics' as in 'late 19th century art', not the feeling hehe. There's lots more romping going on than just feelings ;)
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Post by: m3mnoch on July 08, 2016, 03:21:52 PM
Before I came to hospital I was watching Desperate romantics, that my secret sender sent me.
Great series (got 1 episode left), especially if you're keen on redheads ;D :-[
(calling @m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419))

I forgot to say this is 'romantics' as in 'late 19th century art', not the feeling hehe. There's lots more romping going on than just feelings ;)

nice!  thanks for the heads up!

added it to our netflix queue.  (we still get the dvds)
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Post by: Lady Ty on July 09, 2016, 07:21:17 AM
Went to see The BFG this week and loved it. Slow, sometimes gentle, so funny, keeping to the story, casting first class, such a happy film. The graphics are excellent, an absolute joy. You all know how you dread a film about a book you loved - just don't worry this is wonderful.

It is for children, but not below six years old perhaps, the bad giants are very, very scary and nasty. Also, if you check the trailer, a giant hand removing a terrified child from her bed isn't going to help the bedtime routine.
But for those six to ten years old and for adults who have had this book as children, this film version is perfect.
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Post by: Alex Hormann on July 11, 2016, 08:35:00 PM
Halfway through the first series of Killjoys. It's good, but the soundtrack is appalling.
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Post by: Rostum on July 13, 2016, 01:00:53 AM
watching sense8 at the moment. Sort of intruiging but character development is falling into predictable patterns and stereotypes. Gay and Lesbian characters at the forefront but some stupid motivations so far is it worth carrying on?
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Post by: ultamentkiller on July 13, 2016, 02:42:27 AM
Nope.
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Post by: CameronJohnston on July 13, 2016, 09:58:41 AM
Just finished seasons 1 and 2 of iZombie, which was excellently entertaining popcorn show, and finished season 1 of Once Upon a Time, the plot of which felt a bit stretched but I enjoyed it (just ignore the plot holes...).
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Post by: Rostum on July 13, 2016, 12:14:07 PM
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Nope.

Was that for me?
Have you seen sense8?
Or where you put off from my description?

Izombie is on Netflix I will give it a go.
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Post by: Eclipse on July 13, 2016, 07:14:20 PM
I love iZombie it's so urban fantasy !

finished season 4 of Orphan Black (Brilliant)

Watched the first episode season 4 of Orange is the new black, I laughed quite a bit  ;D
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Post by: ultamentkiller on July 14, 2016, 02:40:13 AM
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Nope.

Was that for me?
Have you seen sense8?
Or where you put off from my description?

Izombie is on Netflix I will give it a go.
That was for you. It might have been cool if they had actually expanded on the science and main plot of the show, but instead they got sidetracked by preaching. It doesn't change, and I don't think there's a season 2.
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Post by: Elfy on July 14, 2016, 06:21:44 AM
I love iZombie it's so urban fantasy !

finished season 4 of Orphan Black (Brilliant)

Watched the first episode season 4 of Orange is the new black, I laughed quite a bit  ;D
Only 1 season of Orphan Black left now. I really wonder how they're going to finish it up.
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Post by: Rostum on July 15, 2016, 03:11:34 PM
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That was for you. It might have been cool if they had actually expanded on the science and main plot of the show, but instead they got sidetracked by preaching. It doesn't change, and I don't think there's a season 2.

Thanks. I am inclined to agree Direction and camera work (set 1) is excellent but dialogue is weak and the plot is  cliche ridden. Despite a fantastic concept to work with they do seem to be more concerned with the love lives of the two gay couples. My least favorite feature is the inconsequential death. A lesbian scene early on was included for the sole purpose of titillation and far more graphic than the much later homosexual scene and the constant sexual moralising while no concern is shown about the killings and violence. Most people get you don't choose who you fall in love with and gay poeple can love each other as well a TV series won't change that.
Yet more dysfunctional Hollywood?
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Post by: Jmack on July 16, 2016, 12:31:28 PM
@Rostum (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40251), I remembering seeing the first two episodes of Sense8 and feeling much the same. The writers were much more interested in the social message than the story. It's no wonder it didn't build an audience.
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Post by: Rostum on July 18, 2016, 02:53:26 AM
IZombie Murder She wrote with Braaaaaiiiiins
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Post by: CameronJohnston on July 19, 2016, 09:14:15 AM
Watching Stranger Things on Netflix. Geez it's scary! Also excellent. It's like a mix of ET, Super 8 and Poltergeist.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on July 21, 2016, 12:22:01 AM
Is that a new Netflix Original Series?
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Post by: treadmikeway on July 21, 2016, 01:25:15 AM
Watching Stranger Things on Netflix. Geez it's scary! Also excellent. It's like a mix of ET, Super 8 and Poltergeist.

I am behind this 100%! I just finished episode 3 last night. Trying to take it slow. This show is awesome!
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Post by: Elfy on July 21, 2016, 06:13:39 AM
Been rewatching Agent Carter. The 2nd season was even better than the first, such a shame that they couldn't continue it. It may go down like Firefly, a great show that never got the treatment from the network it deserved.
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Post by: CameronJohnston on July 21, 2016, 09:22:10 AM
Is that a new Netflix Original Series?

It is, and it is excellent. Best thing I've seen in years.
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Post by: tebakutis on July 21, 2016, 03:22:40 PM
Is that a new Netflix Original Series?

It is, and it is excellent. Best thing I've seen in years.

It's on my list, absolutely, especially after I read an article saying the writers were also inspired by Silent Hill.

Netflix has really been doing a great job with their exclusives. I've really enjoyed Knights of Sydonia, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Daredevil (both seasons!), and Jessica Jones. Plus, they picked up Longmire, which is another show I highly recommend. They're giving HBO a run, I think.
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Post by: night_wrtr on July 21, 2016, 03:37:02 PM
Is that a new Netflix Original Series?

It is, and it is excellent. Best thing I've seen in years.

 Plus, they picked up Longmire, which is another show I highly recommend.

I second this. Longmire is well done and a bit different from the mold.
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Post by: Hedin on July 25, 2016, 03:50:41 PM
I started watching Mr. Robot this weekend.  I'm only 5 episodes in but I'm really enjoying it so far.
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Post by: Mr.J on July 25, 2016, 10:34:37 PM
Anyone watching Mr Robot series 2? And what do they think so far? (Without posting spoilers)

I'm not so sure about it atm, seems a little lost?
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Post by: Alex Hormann on July 25, 2016, 11:59:59 PM
Anyone watching Mr Robot series 2? And what do they think so far? (Without posting spoilers)

I'm not so sure about it atm, seems a little lost?

I'm up to date at the moment. It's a weird show. I enjoy it while I'm watching, but later I get frustrated by the lack of progress plot wise. If you stop worrying about the plot though,  Elliot's struggles are compelling enough. Or maybe that's the point?

>shrugs<
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Post by: Mr.J on July 26, 2016, 01:08:30 AM
Anyone watching Mr Robot series 2? And what do they think so far? (Without posting spoilers)

I'm not so sure about it atm, seems a little lost?

I'm up to date at the moment. It's a weird show. I enjoy it while I'm watching, but later I get frustrated by the lack of progress plot wise. If you stop worrying about the plot though,  Elliot's struggles are compelling enough. Or maybe that's the point?

>shrugs<
Just seems completely directionless compared to the first series. Hoping they get back on track. Only so much wacky crazy with no point I can take.
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Post by: Arry on July 26, 2016, 04:21:58 AM
Watching Stranger Things on Netflix. Geez it's scary! Also excellent. It's like a mix of ET, Super 8 and Poltergeist.

I've been watching this with my husband and one of my boys :) we're liking it quite a bit.
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Post by: Rostum on July 26, 2016, 05:30:02 PM
+1 for Stranger things, took a look on Cameron's recommendation and will have to lose Netflix in a couple of weeks so no doubt will be completely hooked.
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Post by: tebakutis on July 26, 2016, 06:19:25 PM
+1 for Stranger things, took a look on Cameron's recommendation and will have to lose Netflix in a couple of weeks so no doubt will be completely hooked.

+2! Having now watched 7 episodes, I don't want it to end. It wears its Silent Hill influences on its sleeve, which I love. Plus the actress who plays Eleven is just great. She barely has dialogue, and has to emote so much with expressions and non-verbal communciation. And she knocks it out of the park.

I hope we'll be seeing her in more movies and shows as she grows up.
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Post by: Rostum on July 28, 2016, 08:21:15 PM
On episode 7 of stranger things  Ooh WOW watch this.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on July 30, 2016, 09:17:52 PM
Just started watching Stranger Things to see what all the hype is about. Finished the second episode. It's intriguing for sure.

Fun fact. My cousin auditioned for the role of Benny. I know he's not lying, because he described the entire scene to me back in October. He never gave me the show title, but I saw the scene he described and instantly new.
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Post by: Eclipse on July 31, 2016, 10:11:34 PM
Just started it as well didn't think it be for me but its very watchable,Mikes sister and Tommy storyline not interesting me through.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on August 01, 2016, 01:19:10 AM
Just finished it. It was a good show. I don't think it's the best thing I've seen in years. Jessica Jones or Daredevil has to take the cake on that one. But I enjoyed it regardless.

So... Season 2 right?
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Post by: BeardKing on August 01, 2016, 04:09:49 PM
Started watching The Night Of on HBO. First episode was excellent, looking forward to more.
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Post by: Rostum on August 02, 2016, 11:27:10 PM
Just watched episode 6 of Braindead cannot recommend this show enough. There is no way it should work but it is captivating.

And Watched Nina Forever which is an excellent ghost story with a sensible commentary on the sexual politics of ex's. Very dark very clever and quite scary.

[youtube]m0Y18l4XsqE[/youtube]
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Post by: tebakutis on August 03, 2016, 06:12:45 PM
Finished Stranger Things today and absolutely loved it. But I've always been a huge fan of the Silent Hill games, so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Highly recommended.
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Post by: Rostum on August 03, 2016, 09:05:43 PM
Quote
Finished Stranger Things today and absolutely loved it. But I've always been a huge fan of the Silent Hill games, so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Highly recommended.

Yup well acted, intelligent story and good characterisation so it's not renewed for season 2 to date.
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Post by: Nighteyes on August 03, 2016, 09:17:55 PM
Bruce Campbell as Ronald Reagan! Fargo is becoming the most underated show on the box.
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Post by: Alex Hormann on August 07, 2016, 01:03:13 AM
Anyone else seen Wynnona Earp? Saw the first two episodes yesterday and was surprised by how good it is.
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Post by: Mr.J on August 08, 2016, 11:08:33 AM
Mr Robot Season 2.0 update:

Still no idea where its going; shit got dark; man this show has the best cinematography going atm.
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Post by: tebakutis on August 08, 2016, 06:13:57 PM
On episode 7 of stranger things  Ooh WOW watch this.

Chuck Tingle already wrote a sequel.

Stranger Pounds (by Chuck Tingle)
http://www.amazon.com/Stranger-Pounds-Chuck-Tingle-ebook/dp/B01JYOM03C/ (http://www.amazon.com/Stranger-Pounds-Chuck-Tingle-ebook/dp/B01JYOM03C/)

>.>
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Post by: m3mnoch on August 09, 2016, 08:55:09 PM
guys!  guys!  the best thing ever!!

for the 30th anniversary, they're remastering transformers the movie to blu-ray from a 4k transfer!!!

[youtube]iU4UWsFFf_o[/youtube]
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Post by: tebakutis on August 09, 2016, 09:34:17 PM
guys!  guys!  the best thing ever!!

for the 30th anniversary, they're remastering transformers the movie to blu-ray from a 4k transfer!!!

You know I'll be buying it.

'Til all are one.
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Post by: DaveEllis on August 12, 2016, 10:44:59 AM
Watched Star Trek Beyond and Suicide Squad this week.

Suicide Squad was a fun mess, it really needed re-editing, particularly at the beginning.  But the cast seemed up for it and I enjoyed the characters more than the plot or the action, but Will Smith really, really cannot play a villain, I wish he'd played Rick Flagg and the other fella had played Deadshot.

Star Trek was a lot of fun and far better than Into Darkness, but the cinema experience nearly ruined it for me as the sound mix was the wrong way round, so all the incidental music and background sounds were super loud and all the dialogue was really quiet, so when the action was happening you couldn't hear what they were saying...still enjoyed it, but will need to watch again to catch the nuances of the script.
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Post by: CameronJohnston on August 12, 2016, 11:11:53 AM
guys!  guys!  the best thing ever!!

for the 30th anniversary, they're remastering transformers the movie to blu-ray from a 4k transfer!!!

[youtube]iU4UWsFFf_o[/youtube]

I know! Fantastic! :D
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Post by: tebakutis on August 24, 2016, 05:18:44 AM
Watched The Man from Nowhere Tonight (Netflix) and really dug it. The plot was similar to movies like Taken (which I also loved) but some unique touches elevated it for me, like a genuinely interesting villain, some emotional hooks, and one really good twist at the end. Also, well done knife fights and action in general.

I've heard the dub is awful, so if you watch it, go for the subtitles.
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Post by: Mr.J on August 25, 2016, 04:24:17 PM
Watched Sicario on Netflix UK, really gripping, really tense and gory thriller. Engaging performances all around from Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin.

Very highly recommend if you haven't seen it, not only does it have a memorable and very gruesome and shocking opening, but has the most tense and exciting traffic jam I've seen on film. It's a car chase without any moving cars. Brilliant.

Also, Mr. Robot. Mr Fucking Robot. It won me back.

Damn I love that show.



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Post by: CameronJohnston on August 25, 2016, 10:11:32 PM
This week has been very Lovecraftian: From Beyond was fairly 80s generic B movie horror, Cast a Deadly Spell was awesome fun, In The Mouth of Madness creepy and mindbending, and Prince of Darkness eerie and unsettling. All in all a good week's viewing.
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Post by: Jmack on August 25, 2016, 10:23:41 PM
This week has been very Lovecraftian: From Beyond was fairly 80s generic B movie horror, Cast a Deadly Spell was awesome fun, In The Mouth of Madness creepy and mindbending, and Prince of Darkness eerie and unsettling. All in all a good week's viewing.

@CameronJohnston (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32633), re: Lovecraft.
Read "The Ballad of Black Tom".
Now.
Kindle. Not expensive. Hope it's available in UK.
Short, too. Just a novella.
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Post by: Mr.J on August 25, 2016, 10:41:47 PM
This week has been very Lovecraftian: From Beyond was fairly 80s generic B movie horror, Cast a Deadly Spell was awesome fun, In The Mouth of Madness creepy and mindbending, and Prince of Darkness eerie and unsettling. All in all a good week's viewing.

@CameronJohnston (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32633), re: Lovecraft.
Read "The Ballad of Black Tom".
Now.
Kindle. Not expensive. Hope it's available in UK.
Short, too. Just a novella.
YES.

I have Jmack doing my work for me now with this book :D

It's £1.96 on Kindle UK atm if you have one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ballad-Black-Tom-Victor-LaValle-ebook/dp/B0166PX1Z8/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1472161256&sr=8-1&keywords=the+ballad+of+black+tom
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Post by: CameronJohnston on August 26, 2016, 09:34:00 AM
Now, if I had a kindle then I would :p
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Post by: Rostum on August 26, 2016, 11:39:22 AM
You can download the kindle app onto your PC or pretty much any other device.
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Post by: Jmack on August 26, 2016, 12:40:53 PM
Now, if I had a kindle then I would :p

Yup. As Rostum says, either download the app to your phone/tablet or read in the their Cloud app.
It's just an awesome Lovecraft universe story.
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Post by: tebakutis on August 31, 2016, 03:46:17 PM
With (finally) some free time, I'm five episodes into my Psycho-Pass rewatch. I'm enjoying the first season even more this time than I did the first time because, knowing where it's going, I'm catching lots of subtle clues and foreshadowing I missed the first time through. Psycho-Pass continues to be one of my all-time favorites.

However, I also watched the first episode of Black Lagoon last night, and it's actually really good. I didn't expect an action comedy, but that's exactly what it is, with lots of bullets flying, foul language, and even a psychotic Lara Croft (okay, she's not named Lara, but she looks pretty much exactly like Lara Croft even if the character herself is a bit of a psycho).

Might be a bit of binge-watching in my future.
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Post by: DireWolfSnow on September 02, 2016, 06:49:21 AM
Psycho-Pass is one of the most unique and intriguing anime I've seen in a long time. It really does make you think about human nature.

For me, I'm watching the most recent take on Sherlock Holmes, Elementary. It's... ok. Very standard procedural police show. It's really not that different from other, similar shows like Law and Order or Castle. The BBC version with Bilbo and Smaug is much better in terms of acting, writing, editing... and well, everything.
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Post by: ScarletBea on September 04, 2016, 02:15:37 PM
I finally watched Despicable Me :D :D

Wahey, minions and cute girls and Dara O'Brien 8)

 ;D
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bo_mlE8IMAAH9eY.jpg)
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Post by: ultamentkiller on September 04, 2016, 05:06:41 PM
As soon as I sit down and find the time, I'm going to be watching Narcos Season 2!
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Post by: night_wrtr on September 10, 2016, 02:37:39 AM
Just watched the new Jungle Book. WOW, that was good.
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Post by: DireWolfSnow on September 12, 2016, 06:26:26 PM
Watched all 13 episodes of S2 of Daredevil over the weekend, what a blast, fantastic show.

Currently watching Black Sails, Vikings, Hap & Leonard on Amazon and just discovered House of Cards on Netflix.


This series is very well done. Just one episode in and I'm already hooked!
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Post by: Rostum on September 12, 2016, 11:15:34 PM
Watching the Musketeers on Netflix. What limp dialogue and Cardinal Richelieu is utterly pointless unless you believe he is a man who will burn in hell to do gods work.
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Post by: Mr.J on September 12, 2016, 11:18:28 PM
Aw I liked The Musketeers, I know it wasn't very good but I like a bit of dumb swashbuckling fun. Plus the guy who plays Porthos is quite good looking.
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Post by: Rostum on September 12, 2016, 11:24:39 PM
Read the book, a proper ripping yarn. Richard Lesters films had more going on than this hammed up mediocrity.
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Post by: Mr.J on September 13, 2016, 12:26:39 AM
Read the book, a proper ripping yarn. Richard Lesters films had more going on than this hammed up mediocrity.
Oh I've seen them, quite a while ago now but they are great. It was written by George MacDonald Fraser of the Flashman books, which I didn't know.



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Post by: Rostum on September 13, 2016, 12:51:31 AM
They were indeed. GRM was a serious historian as well as a fun writer. I would recommend the Puffin translation of the three musketeers as that is the one I read as kid however when i went looking to find out who had translated it I found it is free on kindle uk.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Three-Musketeers-Alexandre-Dumas-ebook/dp/B004TP8ZZE/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473724080&sr=1-2&keywords=3+musketeers (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Three-Musketeers-Alexandre-Dumas-ebook/dp/B004TP8ZZE/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473724080&sr=1-2&keywords=3+musketeers)
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Post by: tebakutis on September 13, 2016, 12:51:53 AM
I watched the live-action remake of Space Battleship Yamato (from 2010) last night. It was actually better than I expected! From a storytelling perspective, they did a surprisingly good job of distilling literally an entire season of story down to just over two hours. They still hit the major beats for the major characters, and also threw in some great Easter eggs (there's a scene with Analyzer/IQ-9 that had me cheering).
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Post by: Bradley Darewood on September 19, 2016, 06:44:23 AM
Recently re-watched Krull. 

Just started Mr. Robot.  It's a total rip off of flight club, without the fights, but I'm loving it.  The central character is just riveting.
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Post by: Elfy on September 19, 2016, 07:19:30 AM
They were indeed. GRM was a serious historian as well as a fun writer. I would recommend the Puffin translation of the three musketeers as that is the one I read as kid however when i went looking to find out who had translated it I found it is free on kindle uk.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Three-Musketeers-Alexandre-Dumas-ebook/dp/B004TP8ZZE/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473724080&sr=1-2&keywords=3+musketeers (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Three-Musketeers-Alexandre-Dumas-ebook/dp/B004TP8ZZE/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473724080&sr=1-2&keywords=3+musketeers)
I can remember GMF saying he was quite disappointed with the film they made of Royal Flash, because they played up the nudge nudge wink wink side of the character and the story and largely ignored the historical component. When I've watched Black Sails I wonder if someone connected with it somehow had access to his first unpublished novel Captain in Calico, because it's as much if not more like that than Treasure Island (to which it is a kind of prequel) and Pirates of the Caribbean. Still convinced that the Flashman books could make a first rate TV series.
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Post by: Nora on September 20, 2016, 02:39:08 PM
3/4 in the first episode of Stranger Things and keep freaking out. I'm really not good with tense moments on TV.  :-[
I like it though, but I hope it won't turn gory because I'd probably drop it then...
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Post by: tebakutis on September 20, 2016, 04:24:11 PM
3/4 in the first episode of Stranger Things and keep freaking out. I'm really not good with tense moments on TV.  :-[
I like it though, but I hope it won't turn gory because I'd probably drop it then...

Stranger Things is *so* good. I'd say overall, there might be a few gory moments, but they're short and far between. The show is much better at just being unsettling overall, while simultaneously making you want to know what happens next. Also, it wears its Silent Hill influence on its sleeve, which I adore.
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Post by: Bradley Darewood on September 21, 2016, 07:30:58 AM
3/4 in the first episode of Stranger Things and keep freaking out. I'm really not good with tense moments on TV.  :-[
I like it though, but I hope it won't turn gory because I'd probably drop it then...

Stranger Things is *so* good. I'd say overall, there might be a few gory moments, but they're short and far between. The show is much better at just being unsettling overall, while simultaneously making you want to know what happens next. Also, it wears its Silent Hill influence on its sleeve, which I adore.

It's like Silent Hill meets The Goonies meets The Breakfast Club.  It's really awesome.  But I also am partial to shows/movies where people think the MC is crazy (like 12 Monkeys-- the movie not the show). Poor Winona Ryder, I felt so bad for her
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Post by: DireWolfSnow on September 22, 2016, 10:06:33 AM
Stranger Things was amazing! Wife and I watched all of it in one spree. It has all of the best parts of X-Files and Twin Peaks with a healthy dose of Goonies in its DNA. I'm excited for Season 2 and I'm curious to see what they have planned. There are so many plot threads that were left unexplored at the end of the first season.
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Post by: Nora on September 22, 2016, 10:51:43 AM
Only finished episode 6 today, but man this show can be stressful. I think I'd hate any gore, but I'm really looking forward to have this concept and monster explained.
It's funny you guys are all linking this show to many others, but I haven't watched a single one of them, not even the X files.
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Post by: DireWolfSnow on September 22, 2016, 11:19:55 AM
Keep watching until the end, this is where it gets REALLY good!



The X-Files can be interesting, but they stretched the story out too far (I think, what, 8 seasons?).

Twin Peaks is super creepy and weird... for half of the series. After the halfway point it just becomes kinda... eh.
(the network forced the creator to reveal the killer early and he wound up quitting after that)

 
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Post by: m3mnoch on September 22, 2016, 03:08:11 PM
all of these new live-action ghost in the shell teasers have me lusting for the original again.

fired it back up.

so very, very good.

i'll have to watch akira again here soon.
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Post by: Nora on September 22, 2016, 04:49:14 PM
I never fully understood the plot of Ghost in the Shell, even as an adult.  ;D
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Post by: m3mnoch on September 22, 2016, 05:33:32 PM
I never fully understood the plot of Ghost in the Shell, even as an adult.  ;D

wait -- there are people who do?!
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Post by: Nora on September 22, 2016, 06:46:36 PM
In the middle of episode 7 in Stanger Things, and can't help but love that


7 bloody HOURS for the show to make all the interested characters converge and realise they've all been working on different threads on the same big case.

While never loosing my interest or suffering from pacing issues. Pretty impressive.

Also, the kid playing Elle has got to be the single most amazing child actress I've ever seen on screen. She's incredible.
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Post by: DireWolfSnow on September 22, 2016, 07:50:33 PM
In the middle of episode 7 in Stanger Things, and can't help but love that


7 bloody HOURS for the show to make all the interested characters converge and realise they've all been working on different threads on the same big case.

While never loosing my interest or suffering from pacing issues. Pretty impressive.

Also, the kid playing Elle has got to be the single most amazing child actress I've ever seen on screen. She's incredible.


Yup. Stranger Things manages to tell a better, more cohesive story in just 8 episodes than nearly any other sci-horror out there. I can't wait for S2 next year, mainly because I'm interested in where they plan on taking Hopper's story.

and yes, Elle's actress really does steal the show! She's coming to the ComicCon near me next month, but tickets to get in are $$$ plus the extra fees for autographs or photos. 
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Post by: Nora on September 22, 2016, 08:16:32 PM
Wait... There are only 8 episodes???

I though there were 12. Deuce!! I watched the last episode not realising it. Daaaaaaaamnnnn....

And Huugh, how can you puke a 10cm slug and not realise it and immediately shriek your lungs inside out?
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Post by: Nighteyes on September 24, 2016, 08:54:39 PM
A Knight's Tale is on Netflixs. A bit of an under rated classic.  King Robert and Wash are the pages of The Joker, and Vision is his herald.
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Post by: Mr.J on September 24, 2016, 09:02:12 PM
A Knight's Tale is on Netflixs. A bit of an under rated classic.  King Robert and Wash are the pages of The Joker, and Vision is his herald.
Paul Bettany as Chaucer is amazing in that film.

Although he is in everything really, except maybe Priest.
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Post by: night_wrtr on September 24, 2016, 11:00:14 PM
A Knight's Tale is on Netflixs. A bit of an under rated classic.

No telling how many times I have seen that.
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Post by: Bradley Darewood on September 25, 2016, 02:50:25 AM
Wait... There are only 8 episodes???

I though there were 12. Deuce!! I watched the last episode not realising it. Daaaaaaaamnnnn....

And Huugh, how can you puke a 10cm slug and not realise it and immediately shriek your lungs inside out?

I know !!  I'm suffering withdrawl symptoms....

you know, every time I puke up a giant bloody alien slug in the bathroom i have a hard time mentioning it to my dinner companions too. rules of ettiquite and all you know
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Post by: night_wrtr on September 26, 2016, 03:46:50 AM
Enjoyed The Huntsman: Winter's War , but the ice queen made me think of Elsa.
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Post by: DireWolfSnow on September 27, 2016, 07:43:16 AM
Started watching Person of Interest on Netflix. Really good show - think of it as a mix of Minority Report and Bourne Identity. The writing is really well done and they do a great job of keeping you guessing on all the different details concerning the personal history of the two main characters.
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Post by: Rostum on September 28, 2016, 12:05:21 AM
said pretty much all I am going to say about knights Tale but the shattering lances were made in two parts with a bundle of dry spaghetti joining them together which causes the shattering, splintering effect when they were broken on impact.

The dancers were from the national baroque school of dance in the Czech republic and half a dozen were reenactors to boot. I did a few shows with their group attending including one where they traumatized a small town on the Scots border by putting on a play on the Easter Sunday which involved the heroine throwing off her cloak to reveal the skimpiest of costumes and horsewhip the guy playing her faithless husband. Good family entertainment straight after church.

We were told the gag was it's actually traditional for the men to whip the women at Easter, strange people.
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Post by: ScarletBea on October 07, 2016, 10:42:20 PM
If people thought fantasy series are too weird to be believed, I wonder what they think of this series I'm watching on Sky 1, called "Hooten and the Lady" ::)

It's so bad I can't stop watching, hehe

Imagine Indiana Jones for people who can't think: an english Lady who works for the British Museum pairs up with an american "mercenary" to go around the world finding old things: lost cities, lost books, scrolls...
The plot turns are totally silly, and they are always saved by the most unbelievable things...

Anyone else watching/heard about it?
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Post by: Nighteyes on October 07, 2016, 11:23:42 PM
Seen the adverts. Looked horrendously dated and a bit sexist.
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Post by: tebakutis on October 07, 2016, 11:33:24 PM
Finished binging the first season of Ash vs Evil Dead, and now I'm 4 episodes into Luke Cage. Both are extremely good in different ways, but the former sort of fell off in the last few episodes. From everything I've heard about Luke Cage, it's great throughout, and I'm really enjoying it thus far.
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Post by: ScarletBea on October 08, 2016, 10:21:52 AM
Seen the adverts. Looked horrendously dated and a bit sexist.
Actually sexist would be the thing I wouldn't really call it, since the Lady is the brainy one. It can be considered 'dated', but only in the traditional sense, I guess. Imagine McGyver in the 80s hehe (or you're probably too young for that!).
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Post by: Rostum on October 08, 2016, 11:28:31 AM
I have not seen it but it sounds like a remake of a German TV series? It sounds very familiar.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on October 08, 2016, 05:33:09 PM
On episode 9 or 10 of Luke Cage. It's interesting, but it's got nothing on Daredevil or Jesica Jones. The plot isn't nearly as good. the villain for the first half of the season is absolutely stupid and stereotypical. Even the other villains are just alright. There's one that has a lot of character, but I won't spoil it for people. Currently 4 stars. There have been enough twists and emotional moments for me to say that.
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Post by: Rostum on October 09, 2016, 03:50:15 PM
Totally off topic watched all of that 70's show as I felt the need to remind myself how annoying Mila kunis was (and still is) and that I had such a crush on Laura Prepon when this originally showed in the UK.
It was definitely better first time round.
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Post by: Alex Hormann on October 09, 2016, 05:46:50 PM
Has anyone else been watching Aftermath on SyFy?

This is the single most insane programme I've ever seen. Think every apocalypse at once, and not a lick of sense in the whole thing.
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Post by: Hedin on October 10, 2016, 04:30:40 PM
Is anyone else watching Westworld?  I haven't seen yesterday's episode yet but the first certainly intrigued me to see where they are planning on taking the show.
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Post by: ScarletBea on October 10, 2016, 05:33:14 PM
Is anyone else watching Westworld?  I haven't seen yesterday's episode yet but the first certainly intrigued me to see where they are planning on taking the show.
It started in the UK last Tuesday, so there's only been one episode here. I recorded it, but haven't watched it yet.
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Post by: Elfy on October 10, 2016, 09:30:28 PM
Is anyone else watching Westworld?  I haven't seen yesterday's episode yet but the first certainly intrigued me to see where they are planning on taking the show.
Watched the 2nd one last night. They're still in the setup stage really, but it is well done and draws the viewer in.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on October 11, 2016, 01:27:27 AM
Finished Luke Cage. I still say that it's not as good as Daredevil or Jesica Jones, but it's entertaining, and the season finale was the most interesting of all three shows so far.
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Post by: Jmack on October 16, 2016, 02:43:19 AM
Just watched first episode of West World. The most impressive thing? The acting. Just superb. And the level of actors they've hired! Anthony Hopkins. Nuff said. I'll be watching more.
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Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 16, 2016, 03:01:47 AM
@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) I am LOVING Westworld, and you're right - they didn't fall down the CGI/special effects rabbit hole. Just some really stellar performances from an ensemble cast. I am really impressed with the girl playing Dolores and the man playing her father Abernathy. In the 2nd episode he really shines. Don't know who he is or remember seeing him in anything before but he reminds me of Mike Rowe, only one who can make me feel melancholy or fear in a look. Crazy talent in this series.
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Post by: ScarletBea on October 16, 2016, 06:31:00 PM
I know it's not fantasy (still haven't caught up with Westworld), but Empire season 3 started showing here now, and it's amazing how topical they're making each episode :'(
Don't american policemen have to pass some sort of psychological test before joining the force? I mean, they see someone carrying a box from a house to the car parked in front and they automatically think he's robbing the house, just because he's black? Is that true? >:(
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Post by: Jmack on October 16, 2016, 07:08:00 PM
I know it's not fantasy (still haven't caught up with Westworld), but Empire season 3 started showing here now, and it's amazing how topical they're making each episode :'(
Don't american policemen have to pass some sort of psychological test before joining the force? I mean, they see someone carrying a box from a house to the car parked in front and they automatically think he's robbing the house, just because he's black? Is that true? >:(

It happens. I have no facts on incidence rate of dumb ass behavior vs. reasonable behavior, but I have to think (and hope) the dumb ass behavior is the unfortunate exception.

I heard a black news commentator describe walking from the bus to his house in a nice neighborhood and being followed by police the whole way. He got so mad he refused to prove to them he could go through his own front door with his key.
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Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 16, 2016, 08:53:44 PM
I got pulled over on the I-95 in North Carolina for no apparent reason. Small town sherriff having his fun. I can raise and lower the temperature of any setting I'm in, and I set the ambient mood to "bone chilling encounter".

Wanted to know where I lived, where I was going and who I was going to be seeing - I was technically forthcoming but I believe everything about me communicated anger. I didn't spend my adult life "defending freedom" to have to report to the local constable just because he's bored and didn't like my face. Still gets my blood boiling!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nighteyes on October 16, 2016, 10:03:27 PM
Currently binge watching Luke Cage. 9 episodes in. Should be done by next Sunday.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on October 16, 2016, 10:46:17 PM
Currently binge watching Luke Cage. 9 episodes in. Should be done by next Sunday.

I'd be curious to know your thoughts. I really enjoyed it overall (the characters were great!) but the plotting fell off for me in the latter half. Still enjoyable, but the latter half didn't grab me as much as Daredevil or Jessica Jones. I definitely kept watching to see where the characters would end up, rather than for the plot.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Rostum on October 17, 2016, 12:35:31 AM
Gave person of interest a go. Not really sure.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on October 17, 2016, 01:18:59 AM
Gave person of interest a go. Not really sure.

I really enjoyed it for several seasons. Toward the end, it fell a bit flat for me. I never did watch the final episodes of the last season. But it was a good ride for most of it
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Rostum on October 17, 2016, 06:39:06 PM
Thanks @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)
Yeah think it's gonna get dropped. Getting annoyed by the 'because hacking skills' answer to everything and the really silly close combat and gunfights.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 17, 2016, 07:28:25 PM
Another great episode of Westworld last night!  They're really being patient and it's killing me! So awesome, all this tension and build up is setting up for a really compelling explosion. I have robot and human characters I care about, so when things come unglued it's going to be really rending to watch.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on October 17, 2016, 07:52:26 PM
Last night, watched half of Ghibli film "When Marney was Here".
Sweet, a little maudlin/saccharine. But hard not like anything by Ghibli. Even the lesser entries are good and better than a lot else. Probably watch the rest tomorrow night.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: m3mnoch on October 17, 2016, 08:02:01 PM
Another great episode of Westworld last night!  They're really being patient and it's killing me! So awesome, all this tension and build up is setting up for a really compelling explosion. I have robot and human characters I care about, so when things come unglued it's going to be really rending to watch.

you were watching westworld instead of sunday night football?!?!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: night_wrtr on October 17, 2016, 08:05:00 PM
Another great episode of Westworld last night!  They're really being patient and it's killing me! So awesome, all this tension and build up is setting up for a really compelling explosion. I have robot and human characters I care about, so when things come unglued it's going to be really rending to watch.

you were watching westworld instead of sunday night football?!?!


As a Colts fan, even I fell asleep during the game...
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Alex Hormann on October 17, 2016, 08:35:14 PM
Thanks @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)
Yeah think it's gonna get dropped. Getting annoyed by the 'because hacking skills' answer to everything and the really silly close combat and gunfights.

Well, it has been cancelled after a shorter (13 episode) fifth series. I really enjoyed it, particularly the first three series. Then it made the (in my opinion) mistake of trying to become serialised. Series 4 is almost a different show. Still good, but different.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 17, 2016, 09:35:14 PM
you were watching westworld instead of sunday night football?!?!
I approach organized sports the way ... sort of like ... who am I kidding? The only organized sport I enjoy is warfare. The score is meaningful, there's no clock, and there's no refs. Full contact. Penalties are permanent.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: m3mnoch on October 17, 2016, 11:05:33 PM
my favorite thing about sports is that it's the only entertainment that's NOT scripted.  nobody knows how it's going to end.  (barring the near-mythical fixing in boxing and cheating and such)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 17, 2016, 11:12:06 PM
There was an interesting episode of Deep Space Nine featuring interesting, very powerful aliens whose conception of time was very different. The show used a baseball game to highlight these differences, with the aliens asking why we played the game - after some failed attempts to describe games and athletics, the captain realizes the disconnect: "Because we don't know who is going to win." Sort of brilliant in its simplicity.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Bradley Darewood on October 18, 2016, 07:19:10 AM
you were watching westworld instead of sunday night football?!?!
I approach organized sports the way ... sort of like ... who am I kidding? The only organized sport I enjoy is warfare. The score is meaningful, there's no clock, and there's no refs. Full contact. Penalties are permanent.

Hahahaha I'm 100% with you on that one, TGC.  Except I'd skip *both* sports and war to watch Westworld...
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Rostum on October 22, 2016, 12:07:44 AM
Watching first episode of Glitch. Strange Australian series about people risen from the dead. Picture this 6 naked dirt covered confused people wandering aimlessly in a cemetery in tiny town in the middle of nowhere. Cop is first responder and no gun was drawn and nobody was shot. Couldn't have made this in Hollywood.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 22, 2016, 03:38:27 AM
Anyone else a fan of the Man in the High Castle? Stumbled onto it a few weeks ago and my attempts to ration episodes til the next season begins went like that old Tootsie Pop commercial ... lick! lick! Crunch!  Now all I have is Westworld  :'(
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on October 22, 2016, 03:57:52 AM
Watching first episode of Glitch. Strange Australian series about people risen from the dead. Picture this 6 naked dirt covered confused people wandering aimlessly in a cemetery in tiny town in the middle of nowhere. Cop is first responder and no gun was drawn and nobody was shot. Couldn't have made this in Hollywood.
Really enjoyed Glitch. They're making a second series, but not sure when it will be screened.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Rostum on October 22, 2016, 08:47:31 PM
4 episodes in and I would thoroughly recommend Glitch
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on October 22, 2016, 09:38:56 PM
I've just watched the first 2 episodes of Westworld, and wow!!! Just where is it going? :o

(and are there enough people who pay just to shoot and fuck others? Would that be really commercially viable?? What a world...)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Mr.J on October 22, 2016, 10:13:49 PM
I've just watched the first 2 episodes of Westworld, and wow!!! Just where is it going? :o

(and are there enough people who pay just to shoot and fuck others? Would that be really commercially viable?? What a world...)
It's called Grand Theft Auto.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 22, 2016, 11:44:50 PM
I've just watched the first 2 episodes of Westworld, and wow!!! Just where is it going? :o

(and are there enough people who pay just to shoot and fuck others? Would that be really commercially viable?? What a world...)

Well, it's essentially WoW/EQ, only it's for adults, you get to actually ENTER the world... so, yeah. Even if only .5% could both afford and wanted to go, that's a metric crap ton of people.

Where's it going? "These violent desires have violent ends."
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on October 23, 2016, 05:45:13 AM
I've just watched the first 2 episodes of Westworld, and wow!!! Just where is it going? :o

(and are there enough people who pay just to shoot and fuck others? Would that be really commercially viable?? What a world...)
And not only do they pay, they pay $40,000 US a day for the privilege.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on October 23, 2016, 02:47:30 PM
Bought my tickets to see Dr Strange on Tuesday morning!!!  :D ;D 8) :P
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on October 23, 2016, 03:15:20 PM
Bought my tickets to see Dr Strange on Tuesday morning!!!  :D ;D 8) :P

That will be the next movie I see at the cinema. Let us know how it was!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on October 23, 2016, 03:34:02 PM
Bought my tickets to see Dr Strange on Tuesday morning!!!  :D ;D 8) :P

That will be the next movie I see at the cinema. Let us know how it was!

I will, but being a hand fetichist and intense Mikkelsen groupie and Cumbercookie, I might be biased.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 23, 2016, 05:49:54 PM
Hahah Cumbercookie!? That's a thing? I've loved the guy since Tinker, Tailor and Imitation Game, and though I was not a Dr. Strange comic-reader, the teasers and trailers are incredibly enticing and I am totally psyched to go.

Do European theaters have the recliners and all that? Sort of new in many places here in the States.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on October 23, 2016, 07:57:26 PM
I've just watched the first 2 episodes of Westworld, and wow!!! Just where is it going? :o

(and are there enough people who pay just to shoot and fuck others? Would that be really commercially viable?? What a world...)
And not only do they pay, they pay $40,000 US a day for the privilege.
Ah, saw episode 3 earlier and I found out how you knew that ;D

Hahah Cumbercookie!? That's a thing? I've loved the guy since Tinker, Tailor and Imitation Game, and though I was not a Dr. Strange comic-reader, the teasers and trailers are incredibly enticing and I am totally psyched to go.
You haven't seen him in Sherlock (Holmes)? :o Go find that tv series on whatever download you can NOW!!!!!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on October 23, 2016, 08:30:02 PM
Season 4 is coming....

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Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on October 23, 2016, 08:53:54 PM
Cool, although that one seems a lot more "action movie" than the first 3... hmmmm....

By the way, each "season" only has 3 (long) episodes.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on October 23, 2016, 09:32:06 PM
I've just watched the first 2 episodes of Westworld, and wow!!! Just where is it going? :o

(and are there enough people who pay just to shoot and fuck others? Would that be really commercially viable?? What a world...)
And not only do they pay, they pay $40,000 US a day for the privilege.
Ah, saw episode 3 earlier and I found out how you knew that ;D

Hahah Cumbercookie!? That's a thing? I've loved the guy since Tinker, Tailor and Imitation Game, and though I was not a Dr. Strange comic-reader, the teasers and trailers are incredibly enticing and I am totally psyched to go.
You haven't seen him in Sherlock (Holmes)? :o Go find that tv series on whatever download you can NOW!!!!!
We watched the original film before watching the TV show and in that they charged $1,000 a day, which is expensive, but didn't seem a huge amount, although in the early '70's it may have been equivalent.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on October 23, 2016, 10:32:27 PM
Ladies called themselves cumberbitches, but the man being the gentleman we know him to be, said he preferred the term cumberbabes. However, I'm not a babe, so cumbercookie suits me fine.

Sherlock looks like it's going to be sensational, but that's a big "as usual" right there... besides a couple of weak episodes, this whole series is pure british dynamite.

[youtube]3CpeCBFE_Wc[/youtube]
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 23, 2016, 11:02:57 PM
Yes, I look at Cumberpatch and Adele and some others of this latest generation and I find their gentlemanly and ladylike poise and manners to be just the icing on the cake. Talent is great, and there's plenty of jerks with lots of it, but I find the ones with some class and manners are the ones worthy of the term "celebrity" - of being celebrated, I should say.

My wife meets and hangs with a lot of celebrities, ranging from Marc Walberg, Bradley Cooper, Gary Senise, and some others probably less well known nowadays (Tom Selleck, Stevie Nicks, etc.), and the ones with class never disappoint.

Bradley Cooper's just a terrific guy who was offered an award by the Medal of Honor Foundation for his film American Sniper. They created a medal that they present to people who demonstrate heroism in regular civilian life or otherwise make a major achievement that serves the nation.  At first Bradley declined, as he didn't think acting was worthy of a medal normally given for heroism. That says a lot about him. And of course, according to Mrs. Gem Cutter "He's a cutey."  High praise  ;D

This picture was taken at the ceremony with Mrs. Gem Cutter in the foreground.

https://www.facebook.com/CMOHF/photos/a.344548232251698.90166.323563401016848/1133043743402139/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/CMOHF/photos/a.344548232251698.90166.323563401016848/1133043743402139/?type=3&theater)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on October 27, 2016, 03:38:59 PM
I've just watched the first 2 episodes of Westworld, and wow!!! Just where is it going? :o

(and are there enough people who pay just to shoot and fuck others? Would that be really commercially viable?? What a world...)

I just watched the first episode, and really enjoyed it. The pacing felt great and the acting (as usual for HBO) is really good. I totally fell for the twist in the first episode (the reveal at the farm, where I learned people weren't who I thought they were) and that surprise, along with the other mysteries the show set up, have me intrigued. I look forward to catching up the rest of the episodes as I get time.

I also love how they toy with my emotions. In one moment, I'll start to hate one of the Hosts because of their violent or sadistic actions - but then I'll remember that they are only doing exactly what they're programmed to do, and that they remain nothing more than playthings for the Newcomers, enduring a literal Hell every single day. And the scene where they visited the "livestock" ... chilling!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Alex Hormann on October 27, 2016, 05:18:13 PM
I finally caved in and bought Amazon Prime, so I am (for pretty much the first time ever) up to date on The Walking Dead. I may still be in shock from the season opener.  :o
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Rostum on October 27, 2016, 07:48:12 PM
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I finally caved in and bought Amazon Prime, so I am (for pretty much the first time ever) up to date on The Walking Dead. I may still be in shock from the season opener.  :o

Wait, What where are you? We only get seasons 1-5 on Prime in the UK.
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Post by: Alex Hormann on October 27, 2016, 07:57:26 PM
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I finally caved in and bought Amazon Prime, so I am (for pretty much the first time ever) up to date on The Walking Dead. I may still be in shock from the season opener.  :o

Wait, What where are you? We only get seasons 1-5 on Prime in the UK.

I'm UK too. Had to buy Season Pass for series 6 & 7.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on October 28, 2016, 01:04:28 AM
Huh. Didn't have time to write much so I forgot to drop by to mention that Dr Strange has my seal of approval!

It's an okay film, but a GREAT marvel film. Infinitely superior to anything done by them, and the first time I didn't feel ripped off since the first spiderman, and I was in high-school so my criticism wasn't that sharp.

Cumberbatch is amazing, the humour is spot on, the plot is okay, the villain meh, Mikkelsen's no-nonsense acting saves the day, but the movie needed too much time to "birth" Strange and cut corners around developing Caesilius. The cloak of levitation was absurdly awesome, and the guys behind that movie had some serious fun, sometimes going quite far to reach comic relief.
The "trippiness" I expected was quite mild though. Very Hollywood correct. If you've ever seen a Gaspard Noe film, you'll get my drift.
Nothing to smoke a joint for and get all weird about, anyway. I think they ought to have done more in Strange's pov, rather than him falling through stuff. But hell, I'm nit-picking. Of course it could be better, it's a Marvel movie (hahaha)

I enjoyed myself. I'll see it again after I get my monthly wages.  :D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on October 28, 2016, 03:36:21 AM
Speaking of Mads, I went exploring and watched the first two episodes of Hannibal, something I've been avoiding.  Wow - what a great series!  This is fast becoming the crap age of movies (again) and the Golden Age of Television Series. I realize tastes vary wildly, but whatever one's tastes, there seems to be a compelling series for you.

For the first time since the 80s I am drawn to watch television. Not sure if that says more good about the entertainment or more bad about my life?  Regardless, I am following The Man in the High Tower, Westworld, Hannibal, and GoT when it returns (those lazy, too-few episode crafting SOBs). Way more TV than since I was a kid, and Battlestar Galactica was new, cool, and exciting.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Rostum on November 01, 2016, 05:46:36 PM
Watched The Big Short on Netflix, off topic for here but a well made film looking at the sub prime crash and those who saw it coming.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on November 01, 2016, 05:49:58 PM
I must return my 'geek badge' (or highlight that I only have the 'books' one) :-\ Yesterday I watched the Captain America movie (the first one), and I kept shouting "really???" at the TV ::)
I can do suspension of disbelief in books and alternative worlds, but not in movies and things happening in our world... (i.e. let's infiltrate a nazi camp, so let's take a bright red, white and blue shield)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on November 01, 2016, 07:48:23 PM
I must return my 'geek badge' (or highlight that I only have the 'books' one) :-\ Yesterday I watched the Captain America movie (the first one), and I kept shouting "really???" at the TV ::)
I can do suspension of disbelief in books and alternative worlds, but not in movies and things happening in our world... (i.e. let's infiltrate a nazi camp, so let's take a bright red, white and blue shield)

What? I carried a short sword in Iraq...   'MMMMMerrrrica!!!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Eclipse on November 01, 2016, 07:49:57 PM
Yeah but you really a fantasy Character from LotR 
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on November 01, 2016, 07:59:48 PM
A sword would make more sense than the bright shield hehe
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: NightWrite on November 01, 2016, 08:04:57 PM
While the bright colors are a give away, considering what the shield's made of I don't think I'd mind its protection.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on November 01, 2016, 08:09:48 PM
While the bright colors are a give away, considering what the shield's made of I don't think I'd mind its protection.
But that was the definitive one - I was actually referring to the first time he actually did something useful, saving the soldiers stuck in Red Skull's cavern. He had his costume on, and his cardboard shield hehe

I agree the 'good' one was useful, since that's also how they found him out in the ice
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on November 01, 2016, 08:20:46 PM
Currently watching Westworld, adapted by HBO from the movie by Michael Crichton, featuring Anthony Hopkins. That's right, making a series out of a movie.

It was a bit odd to begin with and fantastic by the end of episode one, though one particular violent scene had a piece of unannounced gore I would sleep better without having seen, but hey...

It's a cross of scifi and western, and with a very intriguing AI technology. People pay a fortune to spend time in a true "Western town", where they can indulge in any fantasy, from heroism to any darker intent, every day, the world "resets itself" and the characters you had eviscerated or shot start over in their Western city.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: NightWrite on November 01, 2016, 08:21:55 PM
While the bright colors are a give away, considering what the shield's made of I don't think I'd mind its protection.
But that was the definitive one - I was actually referring to the first time he actually did something useful, saving the soldiers stuck in Red Skull's cavern. He had his costume on, and his cardboard shield hehe

I agree the 'good' one was useful, since that's also how they found him out in the ice
Ah, it's been so long since I last watched the film I must have forgotten about the first shield.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on November 01, 2016, 08:32:13 PM
While the bright colors are a give away, considering what the shield's made of I don't think I'd mind its protection.
But that was the definitive one - I was actually referring to the first time he actually did something useful, saving the soldiers stuck in Red Skull's cavern. He had his costume on, and his cardboard shield hehe

I agree the 'good' one was useful, since that's also how they found him out in the ice
Ah, it's been so long since I last watched the film I must have forgotten about the first shield.
That was his prop shield. At that stage every one considered him an advertisement for war bonds.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on November 01, 2016, 11:53:13 PM
It's a cross of scifi and western, and with a very intriguing AI technology. People pay a fortune to spend time in a true "Western town", where they can indulge in any fantasy, from heroism to any darker intent, every day, the world "resets itself" and the characters you had eviscerated or shot start over in their Western city.

I've watched all five episodes released thus far, and I'm really enjoying it! So far they've done a good job of introducing a lot of intriguing mysteries while also asking questions about the morality of it all. I definitely look forward to the rest of the season, though I hope they don't end it on a cliffhanger...
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Bradley Darewood on November 02, 2016, 12:04:00 AM
It's a cross of scifi and western, and with a very intriguing AI technology. People pay a fortune to spend time in a true "Western town", where they can indulge in any fantasy, from heroism to any darker intent, every day, the world "resets itself" and the characters you had eviscerated or shot start over in their Western city.

I've watched all five episodes released thus far, and I'm really enjoying it! So far they've done a good job of introducing a lot of intriguing mysteries while also asking questions about the morality of it all. I definitely look forward to the rest of the season, though I hope they don't end it on a cliffhanger...

I love how incredibly douchey they made the writer.  When i think about writing a la Westworld, i start to get pangs of guilt for creating characters and putting them through these awful narratives...
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Elfy on November 02, 2016, 05:26:46 AM
It's a cross of scifi and western, and with a very intriguing AI technology. People pay a fortune to spend time in a true "Western town", where they can indulge in any fantasy, from heroism to any darker intent, every day, the world "resets itself" and the characters you had eviscerated or shot start over in their Western city.

I've watched all five episodes released thus far, and I'm really enjoying it! So far they've done a good job of introducing a lot of intriguing mysteries while also asking questions about the morality of it all. I definitely look forward to the rest of the season, though I hope they don't end it on a cliffhanger...
I hope so too, although James Marsden gave an interview that indicated he thought it was going for at least 5 seasons, so that very well could happen.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on November 03, 2016, 05:37:52 PM
he thought it was going for at least 5 seasons, so that very well could happen.
I'm torn between "yay, 5 years" and "noooo, cliffhangers"

I've just watched episode 5, and wow! Things are picking up :D I read an article on a gossip/ideas site where they mentioned the possibility of 2 different timelines being shown.....
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Hedin on November 03, 2016, 07:55:53 PM
he thought it was going for at least 5 seasons, so that very well could happen.
I'm torn between "yay, 5 years" and "noooo, cliffhangers"

I've just watched episode 5, and wow! Things are picking up :D I read an article on a gossip/ideas site where they mentioned the possibility of 2 different timelines being shown.....

My wife thought that as well but I'm less sure based on something in Episode 3 (spoiler to follow)

When Dolores is confronted by the bandit who takes her to the barn to do bad things, she flashes to the Man in Black which indicates she has met him before.  After she escapes she meets up with William, who I believe most people were pointing to as the younger MiB, so I don't quite buy the two timelines yet.

I still need to watch Episode 5, hopefully will get to it tonight.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on November 03, 2016, 08:32:10 PM
I've just watched episode 5, and wow! Things are picking up :D I read an article on a gossip/ideas site where they mentioned the possibility of 2 different timelines being shown.....
I think the term "Timeline" is risky in this series, as there's a new timeline every day for the hosts, but not for the humans.

Further complicating things, we have both robot-asides (like Dolores' interviews, staring at the star, etc.) which might be flashbacks, false memories (their respective backstory), their 'accidental' memories, like Mauve's hospital scenes, hallucinations/dreams (code issues?), and then there's the issue of their responses to specific commands "Analysis!", which seem to impact their psyche strongly.

The humans are entangled in their own flashbacks (interesting how they youthenized [see that I did there?!] Ford/Anthony Hopkins), and perhaps multiple trips to the park.

For my part (and I don't want to know!) I suspect a couple people are not people, which is predictably interesting - but I wonder if there's any humans masquerading as hosts? If so, it would be a risky move but perhaps there's some reason why. The show has been so unconventional, I am willing to entertain almost any idea.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on November 07, 2016, 02:50:50 PM
I've currently added Hannibal to the series I am watching. I regret not having given it a chance earlier because of the potential for Gore.
It has gore (in HD), but it's almost too beautiful to be anything but fake. It's also sparsely used. The main thing I'm grateful for is that the serie doesn't use any heavy "thriller" vibes to make you feel antsy before jumping in your face. It's a lot more psychological horror going on than any attempt at jump scares.

Mads is my spirit animal. I love him so much, he's so impressive. Dancey is also very talented. He makes an incredible Will Graham.

This being said I devoured (sic) half of the first season while eating breakfast and lunch. Yeah. The scene where kids discover a whole garden of mushroom grown on cadavers made me laugh a bit.
I'm wondering just how horrible a person I am.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on November 07, 2016, 04:01:19 PM
I watched 2 seasons of Hannibal, but then gave up on 3 - I can't even remember why...
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on November 07, 2016, 06:44:04 PM
Just finished episode 2 of RWBY newest season. Damn if I didn't almost tear up in the last few minutes. I think that's the best thing about this show. You watch it for the awesome fight choreography and jokes, and somewhere along the line, you end up really caring about the characters. Good stuff from Rooster Teeth.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on November 07, 2016, 06:52:23 PM
Watching Westworld has become the center of my family's weekly gathering. Last night was especially intriguing, and brought out the fun.
Funniest reaction was from my son Zachary: "Did Ed Harris just get BUTTSTROKED?! Can they DO that?!"
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Rostum on November 07, 2016, 09:37:14 PM
Just finished the expanse THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH EPISODES!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on November 08, 2016, 11:27:44 PM
Wow. Just binge-watched all of Hannibal's season 1, putting Westworld aside.

Wow.

I do love Mads Mikkelsen, but man, do I feel like Hannibal should die... The fandom loves the canibal-sexual-inuendo jokes on Hannibal and Will Graham, shipping them together a lot, but the first season is pure, undilluted abusive relationship. Oooh, the shivers...

Anyway, I'll finish the last two episodes of Westworld before I binge watch season 2 of Hannibal. What a brilliant show. Some fine book quoting in there, though they definitely swivelled things around. They've managed to make a Hannibal who is much more monstrous than Hopkins could pretend to. A lot closer to what you see in Manhunter.
A real psycho who shows no remorse. Red Dragon as a book showed you almost nothing of the deeds of Lecter. You knew he had hurt one man by applying to him all the wounds shown in a medieval manuscript called "wound man", and you knew that he fed people to his guests, and that the content of his basement made one of the cops on his case quit. But nothing else! A lot of the horror of Dr. Lecter was left to the imagination (until the rest of the trilogy ruined it).
So I was a bit afraid they would only ever wax gory and nothing more, but I'm dumbfounded by how truly evil and tantalizing they've made Lecter.

The one thing that is a bit bothersome of course, is that the show being on a short timeline, opposite to the CSI style series, it looks like there are sick minded serial killers showing up all over their little city, at an alarming rate.
But I guess that's the part where you suspend disbelief huh.


Also, Westworld credits last a whole 1.45min. I fondly remember arguing over how boring 2min of something could be in a movie. Hannibal has opening credits of 21scds.
While I appreciated the beauty of the Westworld credits the first time around, I now invariably skip them. Thoughts?
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Post by: The Gem Cutter on November 09, 2016, 12:16:48 AM
While I appreciated the beauty of the Westworld credits the first time around, I now invariably skip them. Thoughts?
Yeah, we skip those, too. We've become remarkably accurate with the FF button - sort of like ... cowboys on the quickdraw  ;D
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Post by: Crystallynnfairy on November 09, 2016, 12:37:50 AM
Loving Westworld! One on our favorite things to do when watching is trying to name that song. I love what they are doing with the music.

Currently binging The Crown on Netflix.
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Post by: Nora on November 09, 2016, 05:52:36 PM
Just finished season 2 episode 4 of Hannibal. OMG. omg omgomgomgomg. This show is pure, unadulterated genius. What they do with Hannibal is so subtle and so horrifying it's picture perfect.
He fakes good manners so well, he is a man of a few words with apparent good intentions and then... Then he's alone on the screen and you can see him amuse himself, flip a coin to make a decision. When discovered, you see him become himself in a very quiet way that's just... wow.
I can't believe this show got cancelled. Apparently talk will begin for a fourth season in 2017.
Anyway.
I find it all very inspiring in the way they craft their characters. It's amazing. They're daring you to like Lecter, but they make him so reptilian, so repulsive, next thing you know he's in spanky white, cooking like a demi god and smiling and being charming... It's a real tour de force. No wonder the show had such acclaim.
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Post by: Nora on November 10, 2016, 10:51:19 PM
I am wilfully turning this thread into a Nora-watch-through of Hannibal.

I just finished season 2, and I sort of want to write about that, raw...

Hannibal's second season is the single most mind bending visual experience I've had. Maybe topping even Interstellar, and that's saying a lot since it's the movie that prompted me to start to write in the first place.
I'd say this show builds on my experience and my desires, my appreciation for darkness, for despair and anguish or difference in characters. It ups the game.
I fancied myself growing a capacity for writing dark but I'm truly sitting in the shallow end of the babies' pool (though of course the show had 13 episodes of 40 min to tell its story and develop its characters, it's still a feat).

The beauty of each shot, the organic quality of the music, and the pure depiction of horror in the character of an absolutely remorseless killer is just jaw-dropping.
Hannibal is a show that made me, shy of any gore for 26 years, watch a scene where one character fantasises about cutting the throat of our eponymous character, and find that scene breathtaking. It was like a pearl coated in fresh blood, repulsive and precious at the same time. The photography was a big whoop of wow, but the thing is, it's a culmination of hours and hours of mental breakdown, mental reconstruction, of mapping hate and resentment and confused regard and murderous intent and repression. It's how you feel for the character, how it makes you feel, as if the show psychoanalysed you too, messed with you enough to get you there, where you sort of dread and wish for that scene too. It was incredible.
 
The last episode of that season had a shot in which a whispered, out of breath, blood-covered joke tumbles out of Hannibal's mouth like nothing, like a line we didn't know we were waiting for, it made me cry out and hyperventilate and pause and rewind, I couldn't believe what that show was doing to my mind.

(http://i.imgur.com/E6HAysk.gif)

It's humbling and uplifting, how close to perfection Art can take you. As a reader of the Hannibal Lecter trilogy, I am impressed by the work of the people who wrote this. They took from a masterpiece, in Red Dragon's case, and made these characters slightly different, in many ways better, especially for Lecter.
I can recognize a line here, a line there, often put in a different person's mouth.

Damn Hopkins doesn't hold a candle to Mikkelsen. What they did with him... In the first season they built the Chesapeake Ripper (Lecter) as a fearful killer who has an "adorable" side (for the sick minded viewer, aka, yours truly), making amazing looking food, shot like the prettiest cooking show on earth, and with a great sense of cannibalistic humour, full of subtle puns you can't believe he's telling to FBI agents, while feeding them people steak... Most of the time they spend building the duality of that character, since the season focuses on the descent of Will Graham's mind into little broken bits.
And then the show suddenly stops dissociating its treatment of Hannibal. It stops making Hannibal murdering in his fancy killer suit amusing, or his killings being shown in flashbacks. It just shows you Lecter drop the smile, drop the pretence. And for all that he makes the same face on any other day while he ponders action in the background, you're suddenly not amused at all. You're aware of him, he's aware you're aware, and it's terrifying.

I was afraid they would fail by making Lecter too compelling, too likeable. People who do what he does, you can't possibly like them, not past morbid curiosity.
And the show made that amazing contortion, of being able to build a genuinely scary character who compels you, who makes you listen to his every word, try to predict him or piece up his psyche, and makes you recoil in horror at the things he does, often for curiosity's sake.

Anyway, I'm sad, some of the most impressive shots of the show are not to be found made in videos online. I wish I could give a hug to the entire team behind the visuals because they all deserve tremendous recognition.

The cast was outstanding, everything was incredible.

I'm a fannibal.

I'm gonna watch season 3 now.  8)

EDIT : Screw it, I made my own edit of one of the most beautiful shots in the series, a tea cup reassembling itself. No gore, promise, hehe...
It's even more beautiful when you know that the teacup is one idea that nearly destroyed Hannibal in my eyes in the books, making him insane instead of monstrous. Here they turned it around, made it beautiful instead of overly meaningful.

[youtube]HCRZ09wJrT8[/youtube]
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lady Ty on November 11, 2016, 03:11:09 AM
I am wilfully turning this thread into a Nora-watch-through of Hannibal.

"...The photography was a big whoop of wow, " ;D

EDIT : Screw it, I made my own edit of the most beautiful shots in the series, a tea cup reassembling itself. No gore, promise, hehe...
It's even more beautiful when you know that the teacup is one idea that nearly destroyed Hannibal in my eyes in the books, making him insane instead of monstrous. Here they turned it around, made it beautiful instead of overly meaningful.

[youtube]HCRZ09wJrT8[/youtube]

Just laughed all through this whole post.
Nora, your complete immersion and joy-filled pleasure in the artistry is making me want to watch something I would never touch in a million years. But I have enough nightmares already, so will experience  Hannibal second hand through your experience. Thanks for the tea cup clip ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on November 12, 2016, 02:45:51 PM
I can understand psychological horror/thriller to not be anyone's cup of tea, but I think the first two seasons of that show are worth trying out, if you ever feel like taking a trip to a dark yet beautiful side...


However, in the third season of Hannibal, just like in the book, things are turning a bit sour, and it took 5 episodes for something worth seeing to happen.  :(
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on November 14, 2016, 02:57:36 AM
Cool video on Hopkins' acting in Westworld. Very worth watching, even from a writer's pov :

[youtube]4kSGkGKwp9U[/youtube]
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ultamentkiller on November 14, 2016, 03:03:47 AM
Saw Doctor Strange on Saturday. it was pretty good. About twenty minutes into the movie, I realized that if I stopped taking the movie seriously, I would enjoy it a lot more. So I stopped, and it worked. I view it more as a comedy with pretty cool effects. Well, the effects seemed like they looked cool enough based on how they were being described to me. I say this because I thought that X-Men Origins Wolverine was a pretty good movie, but apparently the effects were awful. With all of the magical things happening though, it seems cool enough. And Nora seemed to agree when she talked about it. I think he'll have some involvement in the next Thor movie, but I'm not sure. I hope he does though. I think the Doctor Strange sequels will be far more interesting than this movie.
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Post by: The Gem Cutter on November 14, 2016, 03:21:33 AM
Zoinks!!  Just watched the latest Westworld episode.
What in the hell!? I thought SHE was a host! Not HIM!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Alex Hormann on November 14, 2016, 05:07:54 PM
I'm about halfway through series 1 of The Blacklist and really enjoying it. A change from what I usually watch, and it's nice to watch something with a secure future. (Well, 4 series at the least).

Although, when a sinister old man appeared in the last episode, all I thought was: Is that Hawkeye from M*A*S*H?
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Post by: Rostum on November 16, 2016, 08:45:57 PM
Netflix made a series out of a mediocre film called shooter. I got 10 minutes in before having to ditch it, but it is great for trope spotting. You should have run out of fingers inside 10 minutes.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nighteyes on November 16, 2016, 11:22:30 PM
Just watched Arrival. One of the most intelligent and thoughtful science fiction movies I have ever seen that raises big questions about time, language and determinism. Highly recommended.
 
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on November 16, 2016, 11:30:21 PM
Just watched Arrival. One of the most intelligent and thoughtful science fiction movies I have ever seen that raises big questions about time, language and determinism. Highly recommended.

I read the short story it was done after, and to be honest, some stuff was better, some stuff not as good.
In the story, you never learn why the aliens came. The mc isn't "special", there is no international crisis. 8 pieces of silicate land in the USA alone, and the aliens stay in orbit. They talk to us via some sort of transmission that makes the glass act like a mirror/screen. One day they leave. boom.
So I found the international treatment, and the way they used that to imply the views of time, to be very clever, much more realistic, and gave some pressure/motivation for the characters, who felt a lot more dry in the story.
However, I did NOT catch the idea of the main twist from reading the short story. I'm not sure if he managed that poorly, or if it just flew over my head because I'm dumb, but at least it gave the film something to really surprise me about!
I guess I should have, but I really didn't... It's clearly not as obvious as it is from the film.

However I found it a bit ill-advised to give the MC so many sights of her future before she becomes fluent in the language, because it makes her look more "special" and less like an acquired "brain rewiring".

Also a bit disappointed that the movie had to resort to narration in the middle in order to fill us in on technical details and give the feeling of time passing. I always sense that as a weakness in a movie, unless narration is integrated, like in Wolf of Wall Street.

This being said the acting was amazing, and it was very beautifully shot. Very positive and reflective, instead of being an explosion driven alien blockbuster.
I hope it makes a load of money and film makers start seeing the benefits of adapting more clever sci-fi books.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on November 22, 2016, 09:39:51 PM
Finished watching both the first season of Forbridelsen (The Killing) and The Expanse.

The first was great, though I sort of got TIRED of Pernille's acting, which consist of opening her eyes wider like some frightened deer each time the camera has her in focus. They wrapped it up really well. The politician's arc (Lars Mikkelsen) was by far the most tragic.

The expanse... is watchable. Probably awesome by normal tv standards... But nothing to write home about, especially when you could be watching Hannibal instead [fangirlism intensifies].
The acting ranges from average to poor, the background cast is ludicrous, the sets for all shuttles, and Eros and Ceres are obviously the same and lack realism, in my eyes. The dingy punk trash brown-to-black clothes and shaved haircuts just don't cut it. It's cheap cliche, nothing really happens in the background and the people there are acting pretty poorly. Spacer culture appears very slapstick, mostly made out of neck tattoos and fake accents.
Other things, like the all angry grey-red of Martian ships, made me roll my eyes, but the plot holds itself just enough to make it interesting.
The characters are not that fascinating, and if the action was not fast rolling, I'd probably bail. Not sure I'll watch season 2.
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Post by: Nora on November 23, 2016, 09:26:06 PM
Fantastic Beasts and where to find them is an Okay movie. I think it suffers from pace and plot issues, with things slowing down on the less interesting parts and picking up on the cool stuff. The Beast are a completely incidental thing to the main plot, many people's decisions make no sense, and Redmayne is a fantastic actor who does a great portrayal of shy, mumbling Scamander. It doesn't change the fact that mumbling is mumbling, and mumbling about fictional creatures you've never heard about makes is even worse.
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Post by: Raptori on November 23, 2016, 10:46:13 PM
The Girl with All the Gifts was excellent - just as good as the book. @Eclipse I'm pretty sure you read the book; have you seen the film?

Really impressed with how closely they managed to stick to the source material - anything they cut was extraneous to the main story, anything they added would make the story work better as a film. The only flaws were the occasionally deafening music (which was good otherwise), a few moments of awkward acting (overall the acting was great, surprised there were so few bad patches considering the star is a child actor), and a slightly rushed ending which didn't quite explore the decision the protagonist makes (understandable really). It's a shame it'll be seen as just another zombie film by most people, really it's a very atmospheric thriller instead!
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Post by: Eclipse on November 23, 2016, 11:58:26 PM
Not seen the film but read the book which I enjoyed despite not being a fan of zombies, I think a few of us here have read it. Will you be reading Fellside now? That's just as good.

I check out the film.

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Raptori on November 24, 2016, 12:01:31 AM
Yeah I'll probably check out Fellside - you voted for it in the GR awards right?  :D
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Post by: Eclipse on November 24, 2016, 12:07:18 AM
Yep, my favourite book from him is The City of Silk and Steel (fantasy not horror) maybe @Nora  would like it as i think she liked his other books. His also done the Castor Felix Urban fantasy series which is also good.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on November 24, 2016, 12:45:28 AM
Yep, my favourite book from him is The City of Silk and Steel (fantasy not horror) maybe @Nora  would like it as i think she liked his other books. His also done the Castor Felix Urban fantasy series which is also good.

[does some goodreads search]

(http://i.imgur.com/wXOYTnw.gif)

Sorry, I had seen about Fellside, but not the City book. Fellside I might check, though the premise doesn't inspire me, but the City of Silk and Steel really doesn't sound like my jam at all.
I have only read The Girl With All The Gifts from Carey, and while pretty good, it hasn't turned me into serial fan.

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Rostum on November 27, 2016, 08:50:40 PM
Started watching Occupied on Netflix. A near future Norway sweeps the Greens to power who invest in molten salt reactors (good move) and cease oil and gas production. This leads to a soft invasion by Russia with EU consent or support. Promising to leave when oil production reaches it's previous targets. The PM consents to this after being briefly kidnapped and released.
America has already withdrawn from NATO and is self sufficient in energy (That's a little too fantastic for my suspension of disbelief) and takes no interest.

The series is well acted clever and intriguing after two episodes the body count is two (take note Hollywood) I will be continuing viewing and expect the fall of government a resistance and foreign players to become involved.
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Post by: Nighteyes on November 27, 2016, 08:57:09 PM
I am not watching much at all at the moment, but like Sandi Tovskig on QI.  She has re-energized the show. 
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Post by: ScarletBea on November 27, 2016, 10:08:30 PM
Started watching Occupied on Netflix. A near future Norway sweeps the Greens to power who invest in molten salt reactors (good move) and cease oil and gas production. This leads to a soft invasion by Russia with EU consent or support. Promising to leave when oil production reaches it's previous targets. The PM consents to this after being briefly kidnapped and released.
America has already withdrawn from NATO and is self sufficient in energy (That's a little too fantastic for my suspension of disbelief) and takes no interest.

The series is well acted clever and intriguing after two episodes the body count is two (take note Hollywood) I will be continuing viewing and expect the fall of government a resistance and foreign players to become involved.
I watched it when it was shown on E4 or Sky Arts (can't remember which), last year I think. It's very good, and it will only get better from your 2 episodes.


I am not watching much at all at the moment, but like Sandi Tovskig on QI.  She has re-energized the show.
I agree, I think she's fab :D
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Post by: Nora on November 29, 2016, 01:43:28 PM
Just finished Forbrydelsen, the second series of it. Dang. Really good still, there is no getting tired of it, even though the recipe was almost the same ultimately. Same as in every crime story with a twist on the perpetrator...

It always amazes me hoe much such shows depend on people not telling the truth, or at least the entire truth, sometimes for flimsy reasons!
If I were interrogated for any case more or less related to me, I'd be telling everything to the inspectors, down to my bowel movement. But well, without people thinking "this wasn't relevant" where would suspense be at heh?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on November 30, 2016, 04:55:30 PM
Just watched Arrival. One of the most intelligent and thoughtful science fiction movies I have ever seen that raises big questions about time, language and determinism. Highly recommended.
Agree!
I just watched, and it was so good.

I'm just a bit sceptical of her being able to translate the wiggly round things in a month...
at the time she still had 'normal' knowledge, right?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on December 05, 2016, 06:00:40 PM
Double post, but something similar...
I just watched Interstellar for the first time, and although very different from "Arrival", funnily enough also about
non-linear time events.
Really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on December 06, 2016, 01:10:24 AM
Double post, but something similar...
I just watched Interstellar for the first time, and although very different from "Arrival", funnily enough also about
non-linear time events.
Really enjoyed it.
That docking sequence is amazing! So much character revealed by all three people, and the visuals were amazing. Love the dialogue, too!
"This is not possible."   "No. But it is necessary."

"This is no time for caution."
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on December 06, 2016, 01:15:22 AM
Just watched Arrival. One of the most intelligent and thoughtful science fiction movies I have ever seen that raises big questions about time, language and determinism. Highly recommended.
Agree!
I just watched, and it was so good.

I'm just a bit sceptical of her being able to translate the wiggly round things in a month...
at the time she still had 'normal' knowledge, right?
I had a similar thought. And particularly the words they just sort of lumped into that casual pile of miraculously translated words, like "war". How the hell do you translate that with beings that different?
As for her mental status, based on the signs they gave, it would seem that she was always a little altered, because ... time.
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Post by: Alex Hormann on December 15, 2016, 12:29:20 AM
Tonight I finished the last ever series of Person of Interest .  I'm glad they wrapped everything up, and it was really strong end to a brilliant show.
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Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on December 20, 2016, 12:33:35 PM
Watched Doctor Strange a when it just came out. It's certainly one of my mos favorite marvel movies by far. Although the plot and characterization is rather thin and generic, the feeling of magic, humor, and CG graphics in the movie is just absolutely stunning.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on December 23, 2016, 02:10:22 AM
I started watching TV shows that I've been meaning to for a while today.

First, I tried Blindspot. Too clichet. Interesting premise, but the weekly episodic serial plot thing sucks. Everything you expect to happen does. At least in the first episode.

Then, I started watching Westworld. I just finished episode 4. I'm so confused, but I'm too intrigued to stop watching. It's strange. I get little things here and there, but I can't seem to put together the big picture. How everything links together. It's right on the edge, but I don't see it yet.
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Post by: The Gem Cutter on December 27, 2016, 06:06:26 AM
I just saw Assassin's Creed, and what a fun action movie. For something based on a video game, it was pretty compelling. Obviously it was going to be visually stirring and cool, and it was, but I was surprised how much I enjoyed the non-action aspects.
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Post by: Jmack on December 28, 2016, 03:18:32 AM
JMacksson is here for Christmas and has introduced Mrs. JMack and me to the Netflix show "The OA". Super fun, interesting show. Great mix of SF, occult, and Fantasy. Has anyone else seen it?

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Post by: ScarletBea on December 28, 2016, 11:21:35 AM
I watched "Passengers" yesterday, and it was quite interesting. It's not the action sci-fi movie that I was expecting, or the trailer indicated, but it was a nice surprise.
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Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on December 28, 2016, 01:38:39 PM
I watched "Passengers" yesterday, and it was quite interesting. It's not the action sci-fi movie that I was expecting, or the trailer indicated, but it was a nice surprise.

I'm really interested in this one too, seeing Jennifer Lawrence and Christ Pratt on screen together is certainly something to look forward to. However, I heard that the reviews aren't too pretty. What do you think went wrong with the film, or are the critiques just being overly fussy again?
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Post by: m3mnoch on December 28, 2016, 03:04:09 PM
JMacksson is here for Christmas and has introduced Mrs. JMack and me to the Netflix show "The OA". Super fun, interesting show. Great mix of SF, occult, and Fantasy. Has anyone else seen it?

i haven't.  but, i have friends (other than you!) who've seen it and say it's good.  it's on our list.

on the other hand, 3% was also recommended to us by friends and critics.  we queued it up but that one didn't stick.  couldn't make it through the second episode.  (we always try to at least give a series two episodes)

tho, we're kind of finicky.  we loved daredevil, but loathed jessica jones.  got bored with luke cage.  got eye-rolly bored with penny dreadful.  but LOVE bbc sherlock.


I watched "Passengers" yesterday, and it was quite interesting. It's not the action sci-fi movie that I was expecting, or the trailer indicated, but it was a nice surprise.

I'm really interested in this one too, seeing Jennifer Lawrence and Christ Pratt on screen together is certainly something to look forward to. However, I heard that the reviews aren't too pretty. What do you think went wrong with the film, or are the critiques just being overly fussy again?

i'm interested in this one.  a) because i LOVE both pratt and jlaw.  (heh.  for sharply different reasons)  and b) because i've heard, despite what the trailers say, it's really a love story with action/suspense elements.  but, man, do the critics HATE that movie.  it has a 30% on rotten tomatoes (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/passengers_2016/).
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on December 28, 2016, 03:56:29 PM
I wouldn't say it's just a love story, although that's a big element, yes.
I haven't read what the critics say, but maybe they also just wanted the usual sci-fi action...

I think it's got a big element of the problem of choice and control, quite interesting.
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Post by: Eclipse on December 28, 2016, 05:28:32 PM
tho, we're kind of finicky.  we loved daredevil, but loathed jessica jones.  got bored with luke cage.  got eye-rolly bored with penny dreadful.  but LOVE bbc sherlock.

I thought I was the only one who didn't like Jessica Jones damn it! Mind you I'm starting to go off Sherlock too. I thought last year episode was terrible.
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Post by: tebakutis on December 28, 2016, 06:55:48 PM
i'm interested in this one.  a) because i LOVE both pratt and jlaw.  (heh.  for sharply different reasons)  and b) because i've heard, despite what the trailers say, it's really a love story with action/suspense elements.  but, man, do the critics HATE that movie.  it has a 30% on rotten tomatoes (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/passengers_2016/).

I wouldn't say it's just a love story, although that's a big element, yes.
I haven't read what the critics say, but maybe they also just wanted the usual sci-fi action...

I think it's got a big element of the problem of choice and control, quite interesting.

Full disclosure: I have not seen Passengers, and likely won't. However, much of the critical dislike/loathing of the movie comes the way the handled (or mishandled) its central premise, which I will spoil below (though honestly, it's pretty much spoiled in the trailer).

- Man on multi-century hibernation trip to a new planet is awakened on a colony ship by a hibernation pod malfunction. He cannot go back to sleep. The trip won't end for 90 years, so he has, effectively, been sentence to death.
- Man is only living being on entire ship, lasts a year completely alone, eventually goes a bit crazy.
- During the year he is alone, man obsesses over a beautiful blond woman in a hibernation pod. Spends a lot of time looking at her through her pod window.
- Eventually, man sabotages woman's pod, forcing her to wake up as well so he'll have company. Thus, at best, he is abducting her against her will (she will never reach her destination, and will be forced to live and die alone in the ship with the man who woke her up) or at worst, actually murders her, since by awakening her, he ensures she, too, will die alone on this ship.
- Man hides this fact from her and pretends it was a malfunction, thus lying to her as well.

Either way, once you remove the "meet cute" topping, you start to have some BIG problems with a man essentially abducting (and, depending on how closely you look at it, murdering) a woman because he thought she was pretty and wanted him to keep him company until they both died. Given similar abductions have happened in the real world, to real people, it gets even more disturbing if you think about it.

So yeah, you can add a lot of elements to this, and apparently, the original script went much darker, really exploring the ethics (or lack thereof) of this rather disturbing idea. Then, when Jennifer Lawrence got involved, they apparently went back and did a bunch of script doctoring because who doesn't want to see Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence fall in love, right? So comical and cute! Except ... seriously, he effectively abducts and/or murders her so he won't be alone, no matter how you try to justify it.

So it seems like they wanted to tell a dark, indie story with some seriously icky ethical and mortal questions about solitude, and when it went big, ended up slapping a romantic comedy element on top of the disturbing premise which just feels wrong if you make the mistake of thinking about it too hard.

At it's core, I think the original idea behind the movie (would you do this, and could you forgive someone who did this, especially if they truly driven to insanity by solitude) was an exceedingly dark premise that would have worked for an indie movie, and it ended up getting mashed in with a standard romance plot when the studio decided this was a "big" movie and they wanted to give it mass appeal - except they failed. :p
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on December 28, 2016, 07:24:01 PM
I seriously can't see why bigger movies can't explore darker ideas. Quite a lot do.
I wouldn't go and watch it because of reviews, but also because Jennifer Lawrence wore her actress credits thin with me. She seems to love roles that will have her being weird/lascivious/denuded, and her acting is the exact same in such a range, to the point that I see her in movies, expect to see her act like so, and lo, behold, she does!
She's like Gerard Depardieu, incapable of playing anything but herself by now.


I saw The Accountant, which was cool, though I predicted the ending - a rare, and not very satisfying thing for me. It was quite deadpan funny and with a little hint of John Wick badassery.

Will rewatch Star Wars episode 7 tonight.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: The Gem Cutter on December 29, 2016, 01:13:13 AM
I watched "Passengers" yesterday, and it was quite interesting. It's not the action sci-fi movie that I was expecting, or the trailer indicated, but it was a nice surprise.

[...] i've heard, despite what the trailers say, it's really a love story with action/suspense elements.  but, man, do the critics HATE that movie.  it has a 30% on rotten tomatoes (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/passengers_2016/).

I think those two things are deadly for any departure. Being unconventional is great, but in speculative fiction when you invite people to expect story type A and present them story type B, unless they're open-minded people like Ms. Scarlet, "Houston, you might have a problem."

I'm looking forward to it, and since my ticket cost is $0, I am blissfully free of expectations of my money's worth.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on December 29, 2016, 01:22:44 AM
That's a logical error.

Since time=money, then this movie will cost you money in so far it will cost you several hours of your life.

[captain flies away]
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on December 29, 2016, 04:34:35 AM
I saw The Accountant, which was cool, though I predicted the ending - a rare, and not very satisfying thing for me. It was quite deadpan funny and with a little hint of John Wick badassery.

It's been a pretty rotten tomatoes year for Ben Affleck, considering that none of the movies he played in and/ or directed made it to fresh on the website. Thank you for all the comments, I will probably stay at home and wait until the movie is released rather than going to watch it in theatres. (Considering it's quite overpriced here in theatres)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ultamentkiller on December 29, 2016, 04:22:36 PM
JMacksson is here for Christmas and has introduced Mrs. JMack and me to the Netflix show "The OA". Super fun, interesting show. Great mix of SF, occult, and Fantasy. Has anyone else seen it?
I tried. I thought it was too weird. At the end of the first episode, I expect to be presented with some sort of conflict. Something that I can get behind, and that will keep me cheering through the whole show. That didn't happen. We sort of get this vague idea of what the main character is going to do, which is supposed to motivate us to get through all the flashbacks, and make us curious about how she got here and who she really is. Except it didn't. Not for me anyway. She doesn't appear to be in any kind of danger or anything. Just weird.

I also stopped watching Westworld. I got halfway through the season, but I couldn't get into it. I was, but I stopped watching for a couple of days, and now I don't care anymore. If it came on every Sunday, maybe I would watch it. But it's not meant for binge watching. Plus, admittedly, my uncle spoiled part of the premise for me, and if that's where the show is going, it doesn't matter enough to me to continue on.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: cupiscent on December 29, 2016, 08:17:01 PM
We're nearly finished with season 1 of Preacher, and locked in quite the argument about it. My husband loves the comics, and is enjoying what the TV show is doing, but bitterly disappointed at how everything's changed from the comics. Whereas I was never a fan of the comics - too glib and gleeful about its shock-value stuff without strong character development that resonated for me - and I am loving the show, since it's all about the characters. (Probably helps that I adore Ruth Negga... :D)

Please, no spoilers for the finale, but I'm curious to hear the thoughts of anyone else who's watched this.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on December 29, 2016, 08:38:56 PM
Please, no spoilers for the finale, but I'm curious to hear the thoughts of anyone else who's watched this.

I very much enjoyed Preacher the TV show, having never (unfortunately) read the comic. The finale was definitely interesting, and I have thoughts, but since you've yet to watch it, I'll share those once you're done. :)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on December 30, 2016, 01:25:35 PM
Just trying Sense 8, and not sure if I'm going to go ahead if it doesn't get interesting soon.

I might just voice an unpopular opinion, but did anyone else dislike the amount of sex, bed talk, and lavish kissing?
The serie does great by include a lot of gay characters, but man I do not need to have lesbian sex scene, then long seconds of kissing, then hetero sweaty sex, then gay hot boys undressing, all in one episode where nothing else seems to go forward with the plot.
I don't mind a bit of underbedsheet action in general, but two episodes in, this series feels like a diverse-friendly attempt at recreating GoT to keep people involved. "Look, we'll show you girls at it!" - all I want is some interesting telepathy, and so far they're not delivering.

Yes love interests make some of those characters much deeper, especially the two chicks, and the fight at the pride where one of them tears up was real sweet, but close ups of people sucking on each others face doesn't have nearly this impact.
I'm not a big fan of heavy kissing on screen. I like tense romantic arc coming to fruition, but this much sweat and saliva and exposed bodies just makes me feel like a voyeur.

Also, I often skip past the bed talk. Pillow talk always seems to be inconsequential, and I've been skipping a lot of that in that series.
Maybe it's just not for me.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on December 30, 2016, 02:04:34 PM
@Nora, i started it, too, but had the same reaction. Is this a sex and romance fantasy or a SF show?
Didn't keep with it.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on December 30, 2016, 02:09:19 PM
@Nora, i started it, too, but had the same reaction. Is this a sex and romance fantasy or a SF show?
Didn't keep with it.

I think that even cutting out the amount of simple sex, a lot of the plot is a hot mess. There is too many characters, with too many of them having boring lines that aren't plot related.
The gay comedian couple and the insufferable actress ring fake and is a bad soap opera, the russian dude is the same, the indian girl has so little screen time and so irrelevant to the plot I can't bring myself to care. The punk london musician had a bit of a thing going on but now she just tags along and stumbles around hearing voices...

After three hours of build up we have almost nothing. Of course they want to install the characters before the whole paranormal thing hits the fan, but what's the point, if you lose the SF fans before the SF happens, and then you only have soap opera lovers by the time it gets interesting? I mean, good for them...
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ultamentkiller on December 30, 2016, 04:15:18 PM
Sadly, even when the main plot gets started, in episode 7, you realize it wasn't worth everything that happened before it.

I view it more as a show that tries to preach at you rather than tell a story. And for some reason, I watched the whole thing.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Rostum on December 31, 2016, 05:02:47 PM
My questions on Sense8 answered here a few pages back

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-movies-video-games/what-are-you-currently-watching/735/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-movies-video-games/what-are-you-currently-watching/735/)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on January 01, 2017, 08:09:21 PM
Sherlock 4 in 20 minutes :D :D
*dances*
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on January 01, 2017, 08:23:27 PM
Sherlock 4 in 20 minutes :D :D
*dances*

OMG what. What. When is it coming online? Gee, no fair, I don't have a TV, probably won't see it until tomorrow at best!
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on January 01, 2017, 08:45:47 PM
Sherlock 4 in 20 minutes :D :D
*dances*

Coming very soon for us.  ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Hedin on January 02, 2017, 01:16:00 AM
Sherlock 4 in 20 minutes :D :D
*dances*

Coming very soon for us.  ;D

I'm hearing meh things about it. Season 3 had some issues and I didn't think it was as good as the other two, hopefully that wasn't the start of a trend.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on January 02, 2017, 01:57:16 AM
Sherlock 4 in 20 minutes :D :D
*dances*

Coming very soon for us.  ;D

I'm hearing meh things about it. Season 3 had some issues and I didn't think it was as good as the other two, hopefully that wasn't the start of a trend.

I hope that it's gonna be good. Sherlock is certainly one of my all-time favorite series, despite how long we had to wait for it. In addition, it's the thing that introduced Benedict Cumberbatch to the world, and what's not to love about that?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on January 02, 2017, 02:56:12 AM
Sherlock 4 in 20 minutes :D :D
*dances*

Coming very soon for us.  ;D

I'm hearing meh things about it. Season 3 had some issues and I didn't think it was as good as the other two, hopefully that wasn't the start of a trend.

I hope that it's gonna be good. Sherlock is certainly one of my all-time favorite series, despite how long we had to wait for it. In addition, it's the thing that introduced Benedict Cumberbatch to the world, and what's not to love about that?

Was it, really? I saw him in Star Trek and August Osage County before I ever watched Sherlock. It's a key role for him though for sure, sociopathy suits him a lot.

(https://tribzap2it.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/8-cumberbatch-super-happy.gif)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on January 02, 2017, 06:27:33 AM
I thought it was quite a good episode :D

And Nora, yes: Sherlock 1 was in 2010, and although he'd done several things before then, it was only afterwards that his career took off internationally.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on January 03, 2017, 05:49:31 AM
Episode 1 of Season 4 is out. Damn, I'll have to refrain myself from checking all these spoilers on the internet, saving up to the moment when I can finally watch the series after my tests.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on January 06, 2017, 02:37:32 PM
I got the Blu-Ray of The Legend of Korra (all four seasons) and I'm rewatching now. I have to say, I'm enjoying the series even more now than the first time I watched it. These episodes are brilliantly animated, I love the characters and dialogue (even discounting the love triangle) and ... man, everything about this show is so good.

I know the show got flack over the years but honestly, while I agree it had some weak episodes, even a weak episode of Korra is still better than most other shows. And when they have a strong one ... wow.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on January 08, 2017, 06:11:12 PM
Almost totally off genre (though there are some nice fantasy sequences), Mrs. JMack and I went to see "La La Land" yesterday, and it lived up to its old-fashioned Hollywood, sweet and sentimental reputation. Yeah, it's not SFF, but it's lovely. Or maybe it's just that Emma Stone is lovely. Well, both.  ;)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on January 09, 2017, 10:35:38 AM
I watched Sherlock season 4 episode 2 yesterday and it was great!

But I have to say this: the more I see of Toby Jones, the worst I feel. Regardless of his talent, which I truly don't deny.
Sorry, but he's just creepy: he's creepy in creepy roles; he's creepy in goodie roles; he's creepy, period!
(I know, I'm weird sometimes)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on January 09, 2017, 11:32:39 AM
Saw Sherlock 4.1 last weekend, and enjoyed everything except the last few minutes, which were just... off somehow.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Peat on January 09, 2017, 12:28:50 PM
Hmph. I gave up on the series because I really didn't like 4.1, but everyone's giving 4.2 the thumbs up. Annoying. Might catch up later.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: m3mnoch on January 09, 2017, 02:11:34 PM
Saw Sherlock 4.1 last weekend, and enjoyed everything except the last few minutes, which were just... off somehow.

right?!  i'm glad i wasn't the only one that thought it was stupid and arbitrary.  i was flailing my arms about character motivations and stuff.  there were lots of nose-wrinkling parts throughout, but the biggest "that's not how any of this works" moment was definitely the end.

i was so disappointed.  man, i used to love that show.


edit:  for jmack, my fellow emma stone enthusiast.

this cover officially marked the start of my emma stone infatuation.  and she's not even a redhead in it -- so my wooziness has blasted off the charts since then!

(http://www.hawtcelebs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/EMMA-STONE-in-Glamour-Magazine-Spain-July-2012-Issue-1.jpg)

*spinning swoon*

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Hedin on January 09, 2017, 03:29:22 PM
Wait, we have an Emma Stone fan club and I wasn't invited?  Better as a redhead though.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on January 09, 2017, 03:56:57 PM
I watched Sherlock season 4 episode 2 yesterday and it was great!

But I have to say this: the more I see of Toby Jones, the worst I feel. Regardless of his talent, which I truly don't deny.
Sorry, but he's just creepy: he's creepy in creepy roles; he's creepy in goodie roles; he's creepy, period!
(I know, I'm weird sometimes)

OMG! Toby Jones was SO GOOD in that role, and the writing for his character was top-notch. He definitely topped my "creeper serial killers" list, both for the lines he was given and his delivery. He literally made my skin crawl at one point, which is a sign of a talented actor.

I agree with people who say the ending of Episode 1 of this season felt a bit off.

Spoilers for Episode 1 (don't open if you haven't watched it)

I was *not* happy that Mary died. Not because I think they shouldn't kill off characters, but because I had grown to think Mary was an excellent balance to Holmes and Watson. A trained assassin/tracker/secret agent? There's so much more they could have done with her as part of the A-Team.

But instead she jumped in front of a bullet and now it's just two dudes solving crimes again (granted, I *love* those two dudes) but they introduced some gender parity and then tossed it away.

I think that's why I love Elementary so much. Not only did they do a good job of reimagining Sherlock Holmes for the modern day and providing really well-written mysteries, but turning Watson into a female also helped make the show feel more balanced.

Also, spoilers for Episode 2 (don't open if you haven't seen Episode 2!)
Though Mary's now dead, they do seem to be introducing their second female antagonist, Euros (sp?), and since she is a Holmes sibling, they're going for the "just as smart as Sherlock" challenge they did with Moriarty. Still, I wish Mary was still around, or at least a competent female character. I love Molly and Mrs. Hudson, but both of them are tertiary characters.

Also, the text message! Are we going to see the return of Irene Adler? It'd be interesting to see Irene and Euros matching wits.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on January 09, 2017, 04:01:16 PM
Oh, and a separate question for UK folks who watched Sherlock Episode 2.

They made a *big* deal out of the fact that Culverton Smith was so hard to arrest because of his celebrity. In fact, he made a speech literally to the effect of "When you're famous, so many people are willing to look the other way or make up reasons to ignore what they suspect" (paraphrasing).

Just curious ... did anyone get the vibe that the talk about how people will make excuses/ignore things that might incriminate famous people was some meta-commentary on how Jimmy Savile got away with his horrific activities for so long?
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on January 09, 2017, 04:20:12 PM
Oh, and a separate question for UK folks who watched Sherlock Episode 2.

They made a *big* deal out of the fact that Culverton Smith was so hard to arrest because of his celebrity. In fact, he made a speech literally to the effect of "When you're famous, so many people are willing to look the other way or make up reasons to ignore what they suspect" (paraphrasing).

Just curious ... did anyone get the vibe that the talk about how people will make excuses/ignore things that might incriminate famous people was some meta-commentary on how Jimmy Savile got away with his horrific activities for so long?
Totally!
There were lots of hints and things done by Culverton that were a copy of Saville's (going around the hospital as if he owned it, having the keys, and so on)
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on January 10, 2017, 02:37:49 AM
Sherlock Ep. 2

It may have been that Mrs, JMack really hated the episode, and constantly told me that the whole time it was airing, but I really found the approach to be too much over the top. The story is fun, the psycho is great, but the overwrought writing, filming, and acting was sort of tiring.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Peat on January 10, 2017, 10:20:12 AM
I agree with people who say the ending of Episode 1 of this season felt a bit off.

Spoilers for Episode 1 (don't open if you haven't watched it)

I was *not* happy that Mary died. Not because I think they shouldn't kill off characters, but because I had grown to think Mary was an excellent balance to Holmes and Watson. A trained assassin/tracker/secret agent? There's so much more they could have done with her as part of the A-Team.

But instead she jumped in front of a bullet and now it's just two dudes solving crimes again (granted, I *love* those two dudes) but they introduced some gender parity and then tossed it away.

I think that's why I love Elementary so much. Not only did they do a good job of reimagining Sherlock Holmes for the modern day and providing really well-written mysteries, but turning Watson into a female also helped make the show feel more balanced.

If you'd asked me prior to the show, I'd have had no problem killing Mary off. I still don't really. I watched because it was two dudes with really great chemistry solving crimes. SOLD. I am not against them expanding on the formula per se, but have found their attempts to do so to lessen the awesome.

But they did it in such a blasted silly way. I felt like someone had make it as a pilot to sell Sherlock in Hollywood.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Lady Ty on January 10, 2017, 10:21:42 AM

Sorry wrong thread, please could you delete this i have moved it to the right one
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on January 10, 2017, 02:08:31 PM
Just saw Spectral. Nothing more than an ok movie. Very good compared to the similar medium budget military sci fi we tended to have up until now, but there is no great talent in the cinematography, the editing, nor any great depth to the plotting.
This being said, the military was very well depicted, no-nonsense buddies doing their job and stay cool headed.

Bruce Greenwood is on my hot-dad-fairy list, along with Mads Mikkelsen and Toby Stephens and Colin Firth. The type of guy who makes me think that being forcefully married to a man twice your age can't always turn out badly...  ;D
Max Martini is also a solid soldier type actor I like resting my eyes on.

What really made the film imo is that it's for kids (let's be honest, this is a teenager's movie, a no brainer for adults), and it centres on the Chief Engineer. He's the cool dude, he gets respects out of the tough muscle despite early tensions, and while all the 'refitting' scenes were unrealistic as, and the science felt bullshit, deep to the use of Einstein's name, it was really cool that it was up to him, and his brains, and the CIA's woman multilingual skills, to save the day.
She was quite good in there. Not a strong heroin presence, but a realistic woman, and she was key to the win, while being a consistent side kick. I think it was well made, but seeing a woman in the military wouldn't have hurt the eye.

Navy Seal woman who blends in as much with the camo than the shaved head!
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/08/19/06/2B78E7AF00000578-3203050-First_Lt_Kristen_Griest_center_was_identified_as_one_of_the_fema-a-185_1439963093547.jpg)

But well, I didn't get any smarter by watching this, but I definitely put it in the 'great role models for young adolescent who enjoy movies and maths'.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on January 10, 2017, 03:07:53 PM
If you'd asked me prior to the show, I'd have had no problem killing Mary off. I still don't really. I watched because it was two dudes with really great chemistry solving crimes. SOLD. I am not against them expanding on the formula per se, but have found their attempts to do so to lessen the awesome.

But they did it in such a blasted silly way. I felt like someone had make it as a pilot to sell Sherlock in Hollywood.

Heh, it was a bit overdone. I also didn't quite understand how it was shot, as it looked like it involved superhuman speed. But oh well! They only have 3 episodes per "season" anyway, so I guess they feel like they have to keep the story fluid.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Jmack on January 10, 2017, 04:57:53 PM
My prediction for the start of Sherlock ep 3:
Mary jumps in the path of the bullet meant for John.  ;D
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on January 14, 2017, 08:18:39 PM
I've been watching Pratchett's The colour of magic, a mini-series of about 4 hours that showed on Sky on the New Year.
I thought it was recent, but that idea soon vanished when on the very initial scenes I saw a little cameo from Sir PTerry himself ;D

It's quite good, because he "mucked about" the script (words as stated on screen hehe), and I feel that part 2 is actually the story of "Light fantastic".
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: m3mnoch on January 14, 2017, 09:29:44 PM
what am i watching?

FOOTBALL!!

(the american flavor)



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Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Henry Dale on January 14, 2017, 09:38:29 PM
what am i watching?

FOOTBALL!!

(the american flavor)



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So Handegg?  ;)

Watching Black Mirror atm.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: m3mnoch on January 14, 2017, 09:41:29 PM
what am i watching?

FOOTBALL!!

(the american flavor)



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So Handegg?  ;)

Watching Black Mirror atm.
man.  the writing in black mirror is SOOOO good.


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Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Rostum on January 15, 2017, 12:14:42 AM
Quote
I've been watching Pratchett's The colour of magic, a mini-series of about 4 hours that showed on Sky on the New Year.
I thought it was recent, but that idea soon vanished when on the very initial scenes I saw a little cameo from Sir PTerry himself ;D

It's quite good, because he "mucked about" the script (words as stated on screen hehe), and I feel that part 2 is actually the story of "Light fantastic".

Going postal and Hogfather were also done  and are fab.

Just watched a dubbed Russian Cyberpunk film called Hardcore Henry 1st person POV and didn't take itself too seriously. Which is a good thing as noone else could either.

[youtube]UI1Ovh5JnOE[/youtube]    [youtube]SYCX65UwLls[/youtube]



Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on January 16, 2017, 12:02:29 AM
Rostum, you just reminded me I still need to go and watch that movie. It looked hilarious when I saw the trailer, and it slipped off my radar.

Also, in case you (or anyone else following this thread) haven't seen it, here's the music video (from the same people, I believe) that inspired the approach they took with Hardcore Henry.

Note: Obviously, these are rather violent in the typical first-person shooter sense. Just a fair warning!

Part 1 - The Stampede

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYm-dT24iRY[/youtube]

Part 2 - Bad Mother****er

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgox84KE7iY[/youtube]
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nighteyes on January 16, 2017, 06:47:23 AM
I've been watching Pratchett's The colour of magic, a mini-series of about 4 hours that showed on Sky on the New Year.
I thought it was recent, but that idea soon vanished when on the very initial scenes I saw a little cameo from Sir PTerry himself ;D

It's quite good, because he "mucked about" the script (words as stated on screen hehe), and I feel that part 2 is actually the story of "Light fantastic".

It would have been good except the casting was wrong. Bloody David Jason isn't Rincewind and seemed to crop up in every Sky Discworld. And Two Flowers should have been an Asian actor.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: ScarletBea on January 16, 2017, 02:48:45 PM
Oh well, not *that* bad...

Today I watched Ex Machina: oh wow, what a mind-bending movie...
how a nice sympathetic face can lead you astray...
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on January 16, 2017, 03:49:15 PM
I'm watching animes today.
Mob psycho 100, Kimi no Na wa, Ao no exorcist...

So I'll go out to buy the necessary stuff for an OMURICE!!! Haven't cooked japanese in ages, and I'll probably need to buy a new pan just for it, no way I can pull off an omelette in the hostel's pots.

Maybe I'll watch the first two Sherlock episodes tonight.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: tebakutis on January 16, 2017, 04:03:12 PM
I'm watching animes today.
Mob psycho 100, Kimi no Na wa, Ao no exorcist...

When people mention anime, I never pass up the opportunity to recommend Psycho-Pass. The animation is great, it gets very dark, and it has (IMO) some interesting thoughts on human nature and morality. It remains among my favorites.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on January 16, 2017, 07:20:56 PM
I'm watching animes today.
Mob psycho 100, Kimi no Na wa, Ao no exorcist...

When people mention anime, I never pass up the opportunity to recommend Psycho-Pass. The animation is great, it gets very dark, and it has (IMO) some interesting thoughts on human nature and morality. It remains among my favorites.

Meh... I wouldn't call it that dark. I watched it but didn't pursue it beyond the main turning point. I felt the animation was a bit awkward, personally, and since the plot wasn't that catchy, I dropped it. But then I'm a tough client.
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on January 17, 2017, 06:03:44 AM
I'm watching animes today.
Mob psycho 100, Kimi no Na wa, Ao no exorcist...

When people mention anime, I never pass up the opportunity to recommend Psycho-Pass. The animation is great, it gets very dark, and it has (IMO) some interesting thoughts on human nature and morality. It remains among my favorites.

Meh... I wouldn't call it that dark. I watched it but didn't pursue it beyond the main turning point. I felt the animation was a bit awkward, personally, and since the plot wasn't that catchy, I dropped it. But then I'm a tough client.

Wow, I had never thought that people here watches anime. Now I guess I could let out the fanboy within me and talk about some of my favorites. (Although to be frank, I haven't watched much anime within the past year or two,  except for some special ones) All those things aside, Kimi No Nawa was absolutely fantastic & amazing. I had totally never watched an anime that pulled so much on my emotions, excitement, and heart strings before. I haven't watched anime in a long time, and didn't expected much of it despite all the praises it had gotten from my friends. When I do watch it, I was just totally blown away with the plot, the characters, and how each events play out. A sincere 10/10 recommendation to everyone. 
Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: CameronJohnston on January 17, 2017, 06:14:19 AM
Oh yeah, a few of us watch anime here :)

Just finished The Last Kingdom, which was terrific, and now onto The Twilight Zone. Made in 1959 it holds up incredibly well and I'm very impressed with how much character and plot they fit into 25min episodes.

Title: Re: What are you currently watching?
Post by: Nora on January 17, 2017, 12:24:48 PM
I'm watching animes today.
Mob psycho 100, Kimi no Na wa, Ao no exorcist...

When people mention anime, I never pass up the opportunity to recommend Psycho-Pass. The animation is great, it gets very dark, and it has (IMO) some interesting thoughts on human nature and morality. It remains among my favorites.

Meh... I wouldn't call it that dark. I watched it but didn't pursue it beyond the main turning point. I felt the animation was a bit awkward, personally, and since the plot wasn't that catchy, I dropped it. But then I'm a tough client.

Wow, I had never thought that people here watches anime. Now I guess I could let out the fanboy within me and talk about some of my favorites. (Although to be frank, I haven't watched much anime within the past year or two,  except for some special ones) All those things aside, Kimi No Nawa was absolutely fantastic & amazing. I had totally never watched an anime that pulled so much on my emotions, excitement, and heart strings before. I haven't watched anime in a long time, and didn't expected much of it despite all the praises it had gotten from my friends. When I do watch it, I was just totally blown away with the plot, the characters, and how each events play out. A sincere 10/10 recommendation to everyone.

OK, so here are a few things to watch that will probably pull your strings more than Kimi no Na wa:

Grave of the Fireflies.

If you haven't seen it, you must. BUT. Do not watch on a low mood day. Watch while having something light or uplifting to watch some time after. Or if you feel like crying a river might be therapeutic.
Excellent movie, the art holds like a charm, but the story man... Two little kids trying to survive, homeless in the wake of WWII in japan. It's heart wrenching. Probably the most moving movie I've watched in my life, more so even than Million Dollar Baby.

Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

This one is about family, about a normal young woman who falls in love with Japan's last werewolf (in the sense that he can turn at will in a wolf, he's both human, and wolf, not a cursed, full moon creature), and makes two kids with him. It's how she raises those kids. Basically it's about parental love, and the bonds between siblings. It made me cry a few times =_=
In the same parent/kid relation, with gorgeous art by the same people, you can watch Bakemono no Ko

[youtube]uifJLWoWv8c[/youtube]

Less sad, but pretty emotional and still sci/fi, is Patema Inverted. I got Jmack to watch that one@  :D
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Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on January 17, 2017, 02:15:29 PM
I'm watching animes today.
Mob psycho 100, Kimi no Na wa, Ao no exorcist...

When people mention anime, I never pass up the opportunity to recommend Psycho-Pass. The animation is great, it gets very dark, and it has (IMO) some interesting thoughts on human nature and morality. It remains among my favorites.

Meh... I wouldn't call it that dark. I watched it but didn't pursue it beyond the main turning point. I felt the animation was a bit awkward, personally, and since the plot wasn't that catchy, I dropped it. But then I'm a tough client.

Wow, I had never thought that people here watches anime. Now I guess I could let out the fanboy within me and talk about some of my favorites. (Although to be frank, I haven't watched much anime within the past year or two,  except for some special ones) All those things aside, Kimi No Nawa was absolutely fantastic & amazing. I had totally never watched an anime that pulled so much on my emotions, excitement, and heart strings before. I haven't watched anime in a long time, and didn't expected much of it despite all the praises it had gotten from my friends. When I do watch it, I was just totally blown away with the plot, the characters, and how each events play out. A sincere 10/10 recommendation to everyone.

OK, so here are a few things to watch that will probably pull your strings more than Kimi no Na wa:

Grave of the Fireflies.

If you haven't seen it, you must. BUT. Do not watch on a low mood day. Watch while having something light or uplifting to watch some time after. Or if you feel like crying a river might be therapeutic.
Excellent movie, the art holds like a charm, but the story man... Two little kids trying to survive, homeless in the wake of WWII in japan. It's heart wrenching. Probably the most moving movie I've watched in my life, more so even than Million Dollar Baby.

Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

This one is about family, about a normal young woman who falls in love with Japan's last werewolf (in the sense that he can turn at will in a wolf, he's both human, and wolf, not a cursed, full moon creature), and makes two kids with him. It's how she raises those kids. Basically it's about parental love, and the bonds between siblings. It made me cry a few times =_=
In the same parent/kid relation, with gorgeous art by the same people, you can watch Bakemono no Ko

[youtube]uifJLWoWv8c[/youtube]

Less sad, but pretty emotional and still sci/fi, is Patema Inverted. I got Jmack to watch that one@  :D

Oh Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki is the film "The Boy and the Beast"? I'm pretty sure I've heard that name a few times before. And to think that I, as an asian, could only remember the simple english name lol.
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Post by: Nora on January 17, 2017, 02:36:29 PM
No, they are two different films, I just said they were made by the same people. The art looks similar. The boy and the beast is Bakemono no ko

And being Asian means nothing. I have a pretty wide Japanese manga/anime culture. My best friend in Australia was a Japanese woman who knew maybe one tenth of what I did. She just wasn't it it as much as me.
It's not something you can hold against someone because of their birth location.

I'm French and I'm not into wine for example.
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Post by: Nora on January 18, 2017, 02:22:22 AM
*sorry for double post*

Just pushed through early morning to binge on all three Sherlock episodes... just interrupted a bit past half the third one, due to how inept and ludicrous it is. I'll finish tomorrow but so far this is a ringing disappointment.

Edit : ep.1 was "huh, meeeeh?!?"
Ep.2 was kinda cool.
Ep.3 is utter crap. So disappointed.
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Post by: Hedin on January 23, 2017, 01:34:11 PM
Watched the whole first season of The Last Kingdom this weekend.  It's been many years since I read the first Saxon Tales books from Cornwell so I don't quite remember all of the book plot points but I thought it was pretty faithful from what I remember and pretty enjoyable as well.  I saw Season 2 filming wrapped up at the end of last year so hopefully the second season will be out on Netflix sometime this summer.
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Post by: CameronJohnston on January 23, 2017, 02:20:59 PM
Watched the whole first season of The Last Kingdom this weekend.  It's been many years since I read the first Saxon Tales books from Cornwell so I don't quite remember all of the book plot points but I thought it was pretty faithful from what I remember and pretty enjoyable as well.  I saw Season 2 filming wrapped up at the end of last year so hopefully the second season will be out on Netflix sometime this summer.

Great series, and I'm really looking forward to season 2.
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Post by: Rostum on January 23, 2017, 09:35:55 PM
Couple of episodes in on Travellers on Netflix. Seems to be a time travel from the future to save the world at the moment, with hints of something more sinister lurking beneath. Not sure yet whether i will continue. It's not bad but not compelling either.
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Post by: Nighteyes on February 04, 2017, 10:29:04 PM
Well it's no Norwegian Dystopian thriller, however I am really enjoying Lemony Snicket on netflixs. Great fun :)
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Post by: ultamentkiller on February 05, 2017, 03:58:00 PM
I binged the whole thing on Friday, since I was out sick. It's enjoyable. Nothing special, but enjoyable.
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Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on February 06, 2017, 05:37:54 AM
I tried out the pilot episodes of Westworld and Stranger Things. Both were extremely awesome, with Westworld being futuristic, philosophical, and intriguing, and Stranger Things being exciting and full of suspense. I'm definitely putting them on my great series to watch list.
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Post by: Hedin on February 06, 2017, 01:11:32 PM
Watched the first two episodes of The Expanse this weekend and I'm a little meh on it.  Part of it may be that I had just finished the first book 24 hours before and so the differences between the two stuck out a little more than they normally would have.  There's some action coming up and I'm going to see how that plays out but if it doesn't catch me then I may just pass on the series.
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Post by: tebakutis on February 06, 2017, 03:47:38 PM
I tried out the pilot episodes of Westworld and Stranger Things. Both were extremely awesome, with Westworld being futuristic, philosophical, and intriguing, and Stranger Things being exciting and full of suspense. I'm definitely putting them on my great series to watch list.

You are in for a treat. Both of those shows are really good in different ways. Stranger Things mashes up 80s nostalgia and Silent Hill, and Westworld is even more enjoyable if you know anything about video game design. So, both series were high on my list of awesome, for obvious reasons. :)
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Post by: Hedin on February 09, 2017, 01:17:27 PM
Anyone else watch Legion last night?  I'm not sure what I thought about it, it was interesting but I'm not sure if it was any good or not. 
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Post by: ScarletBea on February 09, 2017, 02:24:50 PM
In the UK it's tonight - I'll be watching and then let you know.

Edit: wow!
@Hedin, I *think* I really liked it!!! It left me intrigued enough to definitely watch more!
(note - I just found out it's based on a comic book; I have zero knowledge of it)

And I suddenly realised where I know him from! That's a LONG way from Downton Abbey ;D
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Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on February 10, 2017, 02:22:32 AM
In the UK it's tonight - I'll be watching and then let you know.

Edit: wow!
@Hedin, I *think* I really liked it!!! It left me intrigued enough to definitely watch more!
(note - I just found out it's based on a comic book; I have zero knowledge of it)

And I suddenly realised where I know him from! That's a LONG way from Downton Abbey ;D

The first time I watched the trailer I was like "That's Matthew Crawley!" I also felt a great amount of interest in the series, although I have yet to watch the first episode. As for the storyline:

"Legion (David Charles Haller) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the mutant son of Professor Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller. Legion takes the role of an antihero and has a severe mental illness including a form of dissociative identity disorder formerly known as multiple personality disorder in which each of his alternate personas controls one of his many superpowers." -Wikipedia

Very intersting indeed!
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Post by: Hedin on February 10, 2017, 01:44:50 PM
He's like a mental Rogue.  Rogue can take the powers of mutants when she touches them.  David (he really only becomes Legion when he manifests all of his powers) does the same thing but his is more on the mental side.  He can absorb the personalities/minds of people around him and then gain powers that way if he's a mutant.  The personalities stay with him so when they say he has multiple personality disorder he literally has multiple personalities from other people in his brain.
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Post by: Jmack on February 10, 2017, 06:31:53 PM
Have been watching "The Young Pope", which is so beautiful, weird, fun, and stupid.
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Post by: ScarletBea on February 10, 2017, 08:34:14 PM
Have been watching "The Young Pope", which is so beautiful, weird, fun, and stupid.
It gets to be more of all those things until the very end!!
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Post by: Rostum on February 11, 2017, 06:01:28 PM
Finished Travellers first season some good some bad. it didn't grab me enough to worry about whether there will be a second season.
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Post by: Rostum on February 12, 2017, 07:13:03 PM
Started Helix. Interesting so far.
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Post by: Nighteyes on February 12, 2017, 08:56:12 PM
I am exhausted so been having a movie day.

1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. (Really enjoyed this actually!)
2. Terry Pratchett: Back in Black (Very moving.)
3. Fantastic Mr Fox. (It is not a faithful adaption but I still love it. Very quirky and very Wes Anderson.)
4. Sharknado (As ridiculous as expected. Loved it.)
5. Ex Machina (Very creepy!)
6. Dear Albania (I have a massive crush on Eliza Dushku and love learning about new countries.)
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Post by: Nighteyes on February 13, 2017, 01:01:23 AM
I carried on with Machette Kills. There is a wall between USA and Mexico. Real life is now copying a sequel to a movie that came from a fake trailer for a grindhouse film.
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Post by: Jmack on February 13, 2017, 06:59:49 PM
We saw "Lion" over the weekend. It's gets very slow later in the movie, but is still very enjoyable,very interesting, and moving. based-on-memoir story of an Indian child who gets lost and ends up a thousand miles from home, them adopted by a family in New Zealand. A killer of a reveal at the end.
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Post by: Eli_Freysson on February 18, 2017, 10:51:04 PM
I just got back from The LEGO Batman Movie, and it's the best comedy I've seen since... well, the Lego Movie. It mixes the extremely rapid-fire humour of the Lego Movie and a TON of Batman mythos in-jokes, with a bit of actual examination of the character. Batman retains his macho egomaniac personality from the Lego Movie, which is great, as I've completely grown out of taking Serious Batman seriously.

I heartily urge all of you to see it. My favourite aspects were the references to previous Batman adaptations, and this song:

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Post by: Nighteyes on February 18, 2017, 11:17:08 PM
Just finished season 4 of Being Human. Just one more season to go and then time to find a new series to watch. I know Iron Fister and House of Cards must be coming soon. And Doctor Who as well (though that will be once a week.) Have being meaning to watch Luthor for ages, haven't watched Gotham yet either. Or maybe I should get past the hype and watch Stranger Things. Or even finally ... Breaking Bad?!!!
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Post by: Elfy on February 18, 2017, 11:23:01 PM
We've been watching The Almighty Johnsons. It's an NZ production about a modern day Kiwi family who happen to be Norse gods. It sounds really silly and it probably should be, but it's not. It's quite well acted and thought out, and despite the subject material really doesn't have a lot of special effects. They've also avoided (so far, we're only halfway through season 1) using the expected gods, they have however done their research and present the gods that they do use very cleverly. One of the main characters was also cast as one of the dwarves in The Hobbit, which is rather meta.
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Post by: Bradley Darewood on February 19, 2017, 10:55:29 AM
6. Dear Albania (I have a massive crush on Eliza Dushku and love learning about new countries.)

If you want more Dushku, check out the Dollhouse.  I actually thought the concept was frigging amazing.  And you're lucky to get it online, because you get to see the whole finale (live audiences only saw half and it made no damn sense)
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Post by: ultamentkiller on February 19, 2017, 04:17:24 PM
I just got back from The LEGO Batman Movie, and it's the best comedy I've seen since... well, the Lego Movie. It mixes the extremely rapid-fire humour of the Lego Movie and a TON of Batman mythos in-jokes, with a bit of actual examination of the character. Batman retains his macho egomaniac personality from the Lego Movie, which is great, as I've completely grown out of taking Serious Batman seriously.

I heartily urge all of you to see it. My favourite aspects were the references to previous Batman adaptations, and this song:

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I saw this last weekend, and I forgot to talk about it. It was absolutely fantastic!
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Post by: CameronJohnston on February 19, 2017, 04:40:14 PM
I really didn't think the Lego Batman Movie was that great. It just felt, well, a bit on the dull side to me. And I love the Lego Movie, so...*shrugs*.
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Post by: Rostum on February 19, 2017, 04:40:50 PM
Watched Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Not as bad as I was expecting is all I can really say.
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Post by: Nighteyes on February 19, 2017, 06:10:11 PM
Watched Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Not as bad as I was expecting is all I can really say.

I quite enjoyed it but certainly wouldn't hold it up as a classic. I was quite distracted by quite a few gorgeous British actresses.
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Post by: Nighteyes on February 19, 2017, 06:13:48 PM
6. Dear Albania (I have a massive crush on Eliza Dushku and love learning about new countries.)

If you want more Dushku, check out the Dollhouse.  I actually thought the concept was frigging amazing.  And you're lucky to get it online, because you get to see the whole finale (live audiences only saw half and it made no damn sense)

I saw the first season at the time actually. No way was I missing out on tv show with Eliza as a lead. Didn't make it to season 2 for some reason but those were the days I lived in Indonesia and watched most things on pirated DVDs so might just not have been able to find it or had a dodgy copy which skipped a lot.
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Post by: ScarletBea on February 20, 2017, 04:11:21 PM
I just watched Hidden Figures, what an amazing movie!!!
I am really mad now that 1/ that discrimination happened, and 2/ that they have been removed from history until now >:( >:(
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Post by: youandibooks on February 24, 2017, 07:20:55 PM
I haven't read the previous 68 pages in too much detail so sorry if I am repeating a previous discussion but I have recently finished watching Westworld and I am now watching Legion. Has anyone else checked Legion out?
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Post by: ScarletBea on February 24, 2017, 09:31:27 PM
I haven't read the previous 68 pages in too much detail so sorry if I am repeating a previous discussion but I have recently finished watching Westworld and I am now watching Legion. Has anyone else checked Legion out?
Someone mentioned it after the first episode, which I said was really interesting.
Now after 3 I'm really into it: its "inside a twisted mind" premise is fascinating, and I keep wondering whether things/people are real or not, hehe
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Post by: ScarletBea on February 26, 2017, 03:07:55 PM
I've just watched the new Ghostbusters (for the first time) - it was GREAT!!!! :D

And the DVD has got about 15 minutes of jokes they made during filming, really, I could just watch them improvise like that ;D
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Post by: tebakutis on February 26, 2017, 04:22:27 PM
I've just watched the new Ghostbusters (for the first time) - it was GREAT!!!! :D

And the DVD has got about 15 minutes of jokes they made during filming, really, I could just watch them improvise like that ;D

Agreed! I enjoyed it as well. The absurd amount of hate it got from angry white dudes was insane, and absolutely undeserved. It was a fun movie, it was neat seeing a different take on the idea, and the original still exists. I don't see why anyone would freak out about that.
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Post by: CameronJohnston on February 26, 2017, 04:36:19 PM
I just ordered the complete Babylon 5 collection. Uh-oh...
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Post by: Nighteyes on February 26, 2017, 09:37:50 PM
I just started the Wire. Brought the whole thing for under 20 quid. Should keep me busy until the Summer.
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Post by: Elfy on February 27, 2017, 04:39:37 AM
I haven't read the previous 68 pages in too much detail so sorry if I am repeating a previous discussion but I have recently finished watching Westworld and I am now watching Legion. Has anyone else checked Legion out?
Watched the first couple of episodes of Legion. It's quite mind bending stuff, the whole what's real and what isn't aspect of it. I also think the lead actor does a great job playing a totally different type of character to what originally broke him on the scene.
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Post by: tebakutis on February 27, 2017, 06:55:13 AM
I just started the Wire. Brought the whole thing for under 20 quid. Should keep me busy until the Summer.

Oh man, you are in for a treat. That was such a good show. If I remember, the principal writer was actually a reporter who worked in Baltimore and D.C for decades, and saw much of the stuff that happens in the show firsthand. Apparently several characters are loosely based on real folks, and many of the events are variations of crazy **** he actually covered while a reporter. Anyway, I loved it.
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Post by: Eclipse on February 27, 2017, 12:15:11 PM
I just started the Wire. Brought the whole thing for under 20 quid. Should keep me busy until the Summer.

Oh man, you are in for a treat. That was such a good show. If I remember, the principal writer was actually a reporter who worked in Baltimore and D.C for decades, and saw much of the stuff that happens in the show firsthand. Apparently several characters are loosely based on real folks, and many of the events are variations of crazy **** he actually covered while a reporter. Anyway, I loved it.

You might see Jmack in the background up to no good
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Post by: Nighteyes on February 27, 2017, 08:44:13 PM
I just started the Wire. Brought the whole thing for under 20 quid. Should keep me busy until the Summer.

Oh man, you are in for a treat. That was such a good show. If I remember, the principal writer was actually a reporter who worked in Baltimore and D.C for decades, and saw much of the stuff that happens in the show firsthand. Apparently several characters are loosely based on real folks, and many of the events are variations of crazy **** he actually covered while a reporter. Anyway, I loved it.

You might see Jmack in the background up to no good

Two episodes in. It is fantastic.  So well written and acted. 

And was Jmack the guy who tries to pass off a fake 10 dollar bill to score drugs?
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Post by: Hedin on March 01, 2017, 01:02:27 PM
I just started the Wire. Brought the whole thing for under 20 quid. Should keep me busy until the Summer.

Oh man, you are in for a treat. That was such a good show. If I remember, the principal writer was actually a reporter who worked in Baltimore and D.C for decades, and saw much of the stuff that happens in the show firsthand. Apparently several characters are loosely based on real folks, and many of the events are variations of crazy **** he actually covered while a reporter. Anyway, I loved it.

You might see Jmack in the background up to no good

Two episodes in. It is fantastic.  So well written and acted. 

And was Jmack the guy who tries to pass off a fake 10 dollar bill to score drugs?

If you like after the first two episodes then you're really going to like it once it hits its stride.  The Wire is my favorite series of all time and I don't think anything else comes close in my personal rankings.
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Post by: Jmack on March 01, 2017, 01:22:31 PM
I don't screw around with small change, folks.
Counterfeit 100s is my minimum.
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Post by: Bradley Darewood on March 02, 2017, 08:07:57 AM
Like everyone else-- I agree the Wire is frigging amazing. And yes, it was written by a journalist that covered the police.  My favorite thing to come out of HBO second to R. Kelly's 35-part music video "Trapped in the Closet".

6. Dear Albania (I have a massive crush on Eliza Dushku and love learning about new countries.)

If you want more Dushku, check out the Dollhouse.  I actually thought the concept was frigging amazing.  And you're lucky to get it online, because you get to see the whole finale (live audiences only saw half and it made no damn sense)

I saw the first season at the time actually. No way was I missing out on tv show with Eliza as a lead. Didn't make it to season 2 for some reason but those were the days I lived in Indonesia and watched most things on pirated DVDs so might just not have been able to find it or had a dodgy copy which skipped a lot.

You should DEFINITELY check out season 2 of the Dollhouse!!!  Did you see "Epitaph One" ?  If you didn't the ending won't make any sense.  And Epitaph 1 is just incredibly badass.  Season 2 really ramps things up.

I feel like the Dollhouse was amazing, but the storylines were too compressed-- they had enough story to let things unfold over 4-5 seasons, and i would have loved to see an entire set of seasons based on the finales (Epitaph 1 and 2).   If they had more room to play with, I think it would have been even more powerful. There's so much twisted feels in that series, it's def memorable.  Oh my god the doctor?  The yoga-spa thing?  "I try to be my best"?  And the dude who played Victor is just a phenomenal actor.

So here's some quotes/articles to sell you on

http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/dollhouse/29640/in-defence-of-joss-whedons-dollhouse#ixzz4a9YmNsJD

"Well-acted, thought-provoking and frequently devastating in its twists and turns, Dollhouse is a peculiar oddity, an extremely brave piece of fiction that fearlessly tackles uncomfortable concepts and themes and asks challenging questions. Can you ever truly erase a person's soul – if, indeed, there is such a thing? What might the next level of augmented humanity look like? Is voluntary slavery still slavery? How much do we love Victor and Sierra (answer: lots)?"

http://ew.com/article/2015/05/08/how-dollhouse-explains-joss-whedon-and-avengers/

"The thirteenth episode, “Epitaph One,” is one of the single great weird episodes of modern television.... You watch Dollhouse and you wish all TV shows were so bold; you watch “Epitaph One” and you wish that every TV show was required to have one standalone episode featuring a bespoke apocalypse. Imagine if Breaking Bad season one ended with a 10-year flash-forward to an America entirely hooked on blue meth, or if The Americans suddenly leapt forward forty years to President Paige Jennings handing over America’s nuclear arsenal to Vladimir Putin."

Ok, my pitch for the Dollhouse is over. WATCH IT PLEASE WATCH IT.
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Post by: tebakutis on March 02, 2017, 03:26:09 PM
And the dude who played Victor is just a phenomenal actor.

Fun fact ... I met Enver Gjokaj (the guy who played Victor on Dollhouse, and Agent Carter's love interest) a week or so ago! I was at Farpoint Con, a local SF convention, doing some panels, and he showed up during the "Meet the Guests" portion of the event.

Let me stress how unusual that is ... typically, the actor guests don't show up during the meet and greet, as that's generally just the authors and other panelists. They'll do the signings (where they're sitting at a table at designated times) but I'd never seen an actor show up at the meet and greet.

Yet Enver (or Mr. Gjokaj, though I can't pronounce that ;p) just strolled in the door at 10pm and walked around chatting with folks who were at the con, geeking out about sci-fi, and just being present. He was just an incredibly cool guy.

So yeah, great actor and also decent human being.
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Post by: Saraband on March 06, 2017, 10:46:11 AM
Saw Ghost in the Shell (the 1995 anime masterpiece) last night, with my partner. I had already seen it, but the more times you watch it, the better it gets. It is a remarkable piece of art on its own, from the animation to the haunting soundtrack, but what really stays with me is how pertinent its questions on identity are.

I don't know if I will risk watching the upcoming live-action version. Judging by the trailers, it seems that it comes nowhere close to essence of the anime (and let's not get started on having Scarlett Johansson playing the main character...).

If you're curious, and never watched it, maybe this clip of my favourite sequence in the movie will wet your appetite:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARTLckN9e7I[/youtube]
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Post by: tebakutis on March 06, 2017, 03:31:00 PM
Saw Ghost in the Shell (the 1995 anime masterpiece) last night, with my partner. I had already seen it, but the more times you watch it, the better it gets. It is a remarkable piece of art on its own, from the animation to the haunting soundtrack, but what really stays with me is how pertinent its questions on identity are.

I don't know if I will risk watching the upcoming live-action version. Judging by the trailers, it seems that it comes nowhere close to essence of the anime (and let's not get started on having Scarlett Johansson playing the main character...).

The movie was good, but IMO, the two seasons of the show were actually better. The movie introduced some really cool themes but didn't necessarily develop them to the point I liked. The show did the same, except over a longer period, and they actually had the time to pose a whole bunch of questions about how we would exist in a space where we can move from body to body and how it would change society.

Basically, the series does the same thing as the movie, except better. It tells a number of really cool stories and is high quality throughout, both in regards to animation and acting. So if you liked the movie, I'd recommend watching both seasons of the series, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. The more recent series, Arise, is decent, but not nearly as good or mind-blowing as the original series, IMO.
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Post by: m3mnoch on March 06, 2017, 03:40:08 PM
the original ghost in the shell movie is the very, very best.

i don't care if the major is an android.  and a cartoon.  she makes me swoon every time i watch it.

tho, unlike teb, i didn't like the shows.  or the other movie.  and, since the original movie is the only thing in the universe that i adore, i'm TERRIFIED of the new movie coming out.
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Post by: Jmack on March 07, 2017, 02:33:24 AM
I was just looking at editions of GitS on Amazon.
Some reviews recommend an older DVD, and say the Blu Ray adds "orange cgi effects" and has had subtitles. Anyone obsessed enough to know and recommend?
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Post by: Jmack on March 09, 2017, 03:03:18 AM
Killjoys on SyFy.

B-movie grade TV, but sort of a hoot so far.
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Post by: Nighteyes on March 09, 2017, 08:40:10 PM
So presuming we all loved Logan?
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Post by: Jmack on March 09, 2017, 09:36:28 PM
So presuming we all loved Logan?

Hoping to see it this Sunday if I accomplish the honey-do-this list.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on March 10, 2017, 01:21:29 AM
I'm going on Saturday. So excited!
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Post by: ScarletBea on March 10, 2017, 09:05:48 AM
So presuming we all loved Logan?
See separate thread (now I know you don't always notice ;D )

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-movies-video-games/logan/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-movies-video-games/logan/)
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Post by: Jmack on March 10, 2017, 06:29:20 PM
Am no longer going to see "Logan" on Sunday.
A woman who is an evangelist for my grandfather's religious writings is coming over to tell me all the things she wants fixed on the website i created for her.

Someone post a meme of slamming ones head against a wall. Please.
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Post by: ScarletBea on March 10, 2017, 06:57:36 PM
Poor you *hugs*
Some people can't explain what they want, but know enough to complain afterwards >:(
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Post by: Hedin on March 16, 2017, 12:23:18 PM
So I need to talk about Legion and whether or not the show is any good (I'm leaning towards not really).  My problem is that it seems stuck trying to be interesting rather than working on advancing the season's plot (whatever it may be).  I thought with last week's episode it might finally start breaking free but then the twist on the end pretty much killed that.  This week's episode felt pretty much like filler to me (I did love the Aubrey Plaza scenes though even if they went nowhere) and with only two episodes left I still can't figure out what this show is trying to be.  Since there are only two left I'll stick with the show to see what kind of conclusion it gives but unless things change I doubt I come back for Season 2.
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Post by: Jmack on March 19, 2017, 01:54:30 PM
I've watched two episodes, maybe three. The first was awesome, the second was good, I felt it slipping a bit.
I actually think this is something that should be a movie: one and done.
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Post by: ScarletBea on March 19, 2017, 02:50:13 PM
So I need to talk about Legion and whether or not the show is any good (I'm leaning towards not really).  My problem is that it seems stuck trying to be interesting rather than working on advancing the season's plot (whatever it may be).  I thought with last week's episode it might finally start breaking free but then the twist on the end pretty much killed that.  This week's episode felt pretty much like filler to me (I did love the Aubrey Plaza scenes though even if they went nowhere) and with only two episodes left I still can't figure out what this show is trying to be.  Since there are only two left I'll stick with the show to see what kind of conclusion it gives but unless things change I doubt I come back for Season 2.
I kinda agree, but it's so 'beautiful' and 'thoughtful' that I don't really mind it really doesn't have a plot...
Just weird (I mean I don't quite get my reaction)


I've been watching Vikings on DVD and yesterday I watched episode 7 of season 2
where Ragnar gives the 'blood eagle' to Borg
. What a magnificent piece of television at the end: scene, acting, music, pace, all combined into some perfect minutes!!!
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Post by: ultamentkiller on March 19, 2017, 11:32:49 PM
Started watching Ironfist. Two episodes in, and I'm definitely intrigued. It feels like the realistic version of Bruce Wayne, minus an alternate dimension and the glowing fists. I love how he can't just show up and everyone believes it's him.
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Post by: Arry on March 20, 2017, 12:29:10 AM
Started watching Ironfist. Two episodes in, and I'm definitely intrigued. It feels like the realistic version of Bruce Wayne, minus an alternate dimension and the glowing fists. I love how he can't just show up and everyone believes it's him.

I've watched one episode so far, I was hoping I would love it as much as Daredevil, but I'm not there, at least not yet. Definitely plan on watching more to see how it goes.  :)
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Post by: CameronJohnston on March 20, 2017, 10:31:50 AM
I'm watching The Last Kingdom and Elementary at the moment. I do love some historical sword action, and I'm really enjoying Jonny Lee Miller's version of Sherlock Holmes.
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Post by: Hedin on March 20, 2017, 12:36:48 PM
Started watching Ironfist. Two episodes in, and I'm definitely intrigued. It feels like the realistic version of Bruce Wayne, minus an alternate dimension and the glowing fists. I love how he can't just show up and everyone believes it's him.

I've watched one episode so far, I was hoping I would love it as much as Daredevil, but I'm not there, at least not yet. Definitely plan on watching more to see how it goes.  :)

I watched the first two last night as well.  Seems to be more of a slow burn getting started than the other Marvel Netflix ones but hopefully it picks up soon.
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Post by: tebakutis on March 20, 2017, 01:59:54 PM
I'm watching The Last Kingdom and Elementary at the moment. I do love some historical sword action, and I'm really enjoying Jonny Lee Miller's version of Sherlock Holmes.

Can't say enough good things about Elementary and the actors involved. It's consistently my favorite procedural, and probably among my top favorite shows in all genres.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on March 21, 2017, 12:20:39 AM
Started watching Ironfist. Two episodes in, and I'm definitely intrigued. It feels like the realistic version of Bruce Wayne, minus an alternate dimension and the glowing fists. I love how he can't just show up and everyone believes it's him.

I've watched one episode so far, I was hoping I would love it as much as Daredevil, but I'm not there, at least not yet. Definitely plan on watching more to see how it goes.  :)

I watched the first two last night as well.  Seems to be more of a slow burn getting started than the other Marvel Netflix ones but hopefully it picks up soon.
Finished with episode 4, and I agree. I'm not enjoying this one nearly as much as Jesica Jones or Daredevil, but it's still intriguing enough for me to watch. I think I like the plot better than Luke Cage though.
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Post by: Nora on March 21, 2017, 09:26:43 AM
Just watched Koe no katachi last night when I realised it was playing at my local cinema. I have read and really like the manga it is adapted from, and the director of this movie pulled the feat of making an invredibly good adaptation—good on her!!
The English title is A silent voice. It's about a boy who mindlessly bullies a deaf girl who moves into his class in middle school. The class goes along and laughs but when adults get involve they all turn against him and single him out. The movie starts with him in high school a complete loner, over-shy from years of being bullied, having prepared all his things to commit a tidy suicide. As a last "test of courage" task, he decides to go and give back a notebook to the deaf girl (who had of course moved out to a different school meanwhile). Meeting her changes his mind and sparks the beginning of their complicated attempt at friendship.
Prepare for tears streaming down, but by golly go and watch it if you can!! Kyoto animation is producing more and more incredible movies and this one is no exception. The audio was spot on, the directing and photography were original, and even departing a bit from the traditional Japanese animation.
There were a couple of scene, but especially a heart-rending one with fireworks, where the quality of the animation and sound truly pulled me in, on the edge of my seat, even though I already knew what would happen!
I will go and see it again, it will become a world acclaimed classic.
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Post by: Arry on March 22, 2017, 01:23:32 PM
Started watching Ironfist. Two episodes in, and I'm definitely intrigued. It feels like the realistic version of Bruce Wayne, minus an alternate dimension and the glowing fists. I love how he can't just show up and everyone believes it's him.

I've watched one episode so far, I was hoping I would love it as much as Daredevil, but I'm not there, at least not yet. Definitely plan on watching more to see how it goes.  :)

I watched the first two last night as well.  Seems to be more of a slow burn getting started than the other Marvel Netflix ones but hopefully it picks up soon.
Finished with episode 4, and I agree. I'm not enjoying this one nearly as much as Jesica Jones or Daredevil, but it's still intriguing enough for me to watch. I think I like the plot better than Luke Cage though.

Yeah, I like it better than Luke Cage as well. And I have been enjoying it more after the first episode. Probably not quite as much as Jessica Jones and Daredevil, but the gap narrowed with subsequent episodes.
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Post by: Saraband on March 23, 2017, 09:08:27 AM
I will soon be finished with the books, so finally decided to start watching the Death Note anime. Was feeling distraught when, at the end of the first two episodes, my partner wasn't really taken by it. Fortunately, I convinced him to endure until the fourth episode (when I expected a particular event to happen), and it paid off - we'll be watching the series with interest from now on  ;D
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Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on March 23, 2017, 11:22:57 AM
I will soon be finished with the books, so finally decided to start watching the Death Note anime. Was feeling distraught when, at the end of the first two episodes, my partner wasn't really taken by it. Fortunately, I convinced him to endure until the fourth episode (when I expected a particular event to happen), and it paid off - we'll be watching the series with interest from now on  ;D

Truly one of the best anime series I've ever watched, I'm glad someone here got into it as well! :D

Although I've only watched the first (not the new one) japanese movie adaptation, I could stand for the anime in that it is quite an interesting story. Death Note had a really creative plot and intriqueing duels between L and Kira, who were both extremely intelligent and a perfect match as each other's opponents. The twists and turns in the story are interesting, and the Death Note movie is actually one of the not-so-numerous japanese movies I've actually remembered liking it even after a long while (since I do tend to forgot/ felt not totally consumed by japanese films). Happy watching @Saraband!  8)   
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Post by: Nighteyes on March 25, 2017, 10:34:59 AM
Finished Season 1 of The Wire. Should I go straight into Season 2 or be Iron Fisted?
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Post by: Rostum on March 25, 2017, 12:29:02 PM
As the mood suits you, but I would watch the Big Short again, which is what I watched last night and I bears up to a re-watch very well.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on March 25, 2017, 02:17:33 PM
Finished Season 1 of The Wire. Should I go straight into Season 2 or be Iron Fisted?
Just go into Season 2. If you move away from something you love to start something you most likely won't enjoy as much, I doubt you'll finish it. I'm just in for the Defenders at this point.

Lots of these Iron Fist fights feel like I'm watching Mortal Kombat. Or maybe Streetfighter.
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Post by: Nighteyes on March 26, 2017, 08:09:03 PM
As the mood suits you, but I would watch the Big Short again, which is what I watched last night and I bears up to a re-watch very well.

Rewatched that fairly recently actually! Such a good film.
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Post by: Hedin on March 31, 2017, 01:09:26 PM
Legion - Made it through the season and still not sure what to think.  For every one thing I really enjoy about the show there is another thing that takes me out of it.  Not sure I'm going to watch Season 2, I might just wait and binge it after the season ends.

Iron Fist - Watched the first 4 episodes, was ok, but haven't felt a desire to finish up watching.

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Post by: ScarletBea on March 31, 2017, 09:54:03 PM
Legion - Made it through the season and still not sure what to think.  For every one thing I really enjoy about the show there is another thing that takes me out of it.  Not sure I'm going to watch Season 2, I might just wait and binge it after the season ends.
I've just watched the last episode, and I'm like you, "still not sure what to think" - but for me that's the attraction. It's just SO different to anything else... the craziness and senselessness actually reminded me of Twin Peaks season 2, from what I can remember from when I watched it 20... actually it's 25 years ago!!!

By the way @Hedin, did you see the bit after the first part of the credits? I normally just stop, but on this I just continued and wow, another scene!
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Post by: Nora on April 15, 2017, 08:39:23 PM
About to binge watch the last three episodes, and I'm a huge fan so far.
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Post by: Jmack on April 16, 2017, 03:30:51 AM
Just got back from seeing the new Japanese animated movie "Your Name".
Loved it, and the animation is stunning.

But like Mononoke and Sprited Away, it runs 15 minutes too long. You keep going "isn't this ready to end? No?"
Still, a minor quibble.

Mrs. JMack was unimpressed. She much preferred "When Marnie Was Here" and "Only Yesterday". But she's not a fantasy fan. Twisty timeline plots always strike her as ridiculous, where I think they're great fun. (Though come to think of it, Marnie is based on a twisty timeline plot. Go figure.)

JMacksdotter, on the other hand, is properly educated. She loved it too.  ;D
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Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on April 16, 2017, 09:19:15 AM
Just got back from seeing the new Japanese animated movie "Your Name".
Loved it, and the animation is stunning.

Your Name is just pure awesome! I went to watch it after not having watched japanese anime for quite a long time, and combined with the fact that almost everyone around me is caling praises for it. That gave me a sense of apprehension, a rebellious feelling against all those opinions that the movie might not actually be good as those peopple had claimed. Boy, was I wrong. I had neverl felt so much excitement or heartbreak tragedy, or apprehension for the fate of the characters so much as when I watched Your Name. It's been a while since I care for characters this much and felt my emotions getting a good round of beating. Overall, a more than fantastic piece of animation!  :D
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Post by: ultamentkiller on April 16, 2017, 12:11:17 PM
Finished Iron Fist. If you're watching it because it has a connection to the other Netflix shows, don't bother. I made it all the way to the end, and now regret it. It was a gigantic waste of time, and Danny Rand proved over and over again how much of an idiot he was. In all aspects.

Now my Mom has suggested I go watch a show called The Killing. Watched the first episode yesterday, and it was interesting enough to push forward.
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Post by: Nora on April 26, 2017, 07:10:18 PM
Last episode of Legion felt like it had too little to say in so much time, so overdrawn and not very interesting, but loved the series overall. Loved its crazyness.
Not super happy with what is hinted at for the second season but hey... 
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Post by: ultamentkiller on April 27, 2017, 03:35:11 PM
I've been watching this show on Netflix called The Killing. Apparently it was on Fox for 4 years before it was canceled or something. I can't believe I missed it when it was live! It would've been fun to watch week by week.

In short, it's about a killing. Detectives are trying to solve it, the family is trying to cope with it, and a politician is brought into the fold somehow. I like it because it takes actual police work into account. no kicking down doors and illegally obtaining evidence. Each episode lasts a day, so when they can't get a warrant until the next day or the day after, they have to find something else to do. Or, of course when they can't get a warrant at all, they're looking for alternatives.
It's really engaging. I'm on Season 2 now.
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Post by: ScarletBea on April 27, 2017, 04:53:23 PM
That's copied from a Danish series with the same name, which was absolutely fantastic!

I watched "The Circle" today, based on that famous book (I haven't read it) - I really don't want to live in such a society :(
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Post by: ultamentkiller on April 27, 2017, 08:49:07 PM
Yeah, they keep listing the title, but I can't pronounce it much less spell it so... Oh, and I'm lazy.

Have you seen the Danish series and the American one? Are they basically the same?
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Post by: Jmack on April 28, 2017, 02:41:11 AM
That's copied from a Danish series with the same name, which was absolutely fantastic!

I watched "The Circle" today, based on that famous book (I haven't read it) - I really don't want to live in such a society :(

The new movie with Tom Hanks and Hermione?
Mrs. JMack wants to see that.
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Post by: ScarletBea on April 28, 2017, 11:23:43 AM
Yeah, they keep listing the title, but I can't pronounce it much less spell it so... Oh, and I'm lazy.

Have you seen the Danish series and the American one? Are they basically the same?
I haven't seen the American one, but from what I've heard about it, season 1 is basically the same except the ending. The Danish one finishes the thriller properly, the killer is found and the story ends. Seasons 2 and 3 are about different crimes. The American ends with a cliffhanger, and then moves in different directions in season 2.

And yes @Jmack that's the one.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on April 28, 2017, 03:45:18 PM
Aha! I thought that's how this show was going to be structured from the beginning, which to me makes more sense. Granted, I I'm still engaged, but it feels like they're starting to make stuff up.
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Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on April 29, 2017, 08:27:32 AM
I've just finished watching Westworld, and boy how completely I'm thrown away! Full rant on the Westworld thread.  :o

Now getting to the season finale of Stranger Things next. This feels like a tv series buffet.  ::)
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Post by: Nora on April 29, 2017, 10:54:16 AM
Yeah, they keep listing the title, but I can't pronounce it much less spell it so... Oh, and I'm lazy.

Have you seen the Danish series and the American one? Are they basically the same?
I haven't seen the American one, but from what I've heard about it, season 1 is basically the same except the ending. The Danish one finishes the thriller properly, the killer is found and the story ends. Seasons 2 and 3 are about different crimes. The American ends with a cliffhanger, and then moves in different directions in season 2.

And yes @Jmack that's the one.

Also watched the Danish version, called Forbrydelsen. You can find it in Danish subtitled in English on Netflix. I made myself a secondary account whose main language is Danish, and it makes it possible to access stuff I can't find on the English account.

The second season, mixing in the army, was hair rising. Not a fan of the third.
It's always the politician's story that ends up being the most devastating I think, they really made a cunningly great show.
If you take a liking to Nordic noir, the can look up "the bridge" aka, "broen" after that. Was clearly inspired by The Killing, and features a body made of half a Swedish/half a Danish body, put in the exact border between Sweden and Danemark.
I wasn't keen on the Swedish detective, and at the time I was trying to learn Danish and too much was spoken in Swedish, making things confusing, so I didn't persevere. 
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Post by: ultamentkiller on May 01, 2017, 03:40:32 PM
Finished Season 2 of The Killing. they finally wrapped up the murder investigation, and honestly, I enjoyed this finale more than I did Season 1. It makes more sense to me.
Now on to Season 3.
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Post by: Bradley Darewood on May 02, 2017, 07:41:14 AM
American Gods anyone?
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Post by: Lady Ty on May 02, 2017, 07:42:23 AM
 :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: Elfy on May 02, 2017, 07:46:58 AM
I managed to get all 3 seasons of The Almighty Johnsons on DVD on a recent trip to NZ. Just finished S2 and can't wait to see what fate has in store for my favourite Norse gods in the 3rd and final season. I also saw the first 4 episodes of Riverdale on the plane on the way back home and that's got me interested to see the entire season, who ever thought crossing Veronica Mars with Archie would work?
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Post by: Jmack on May 15, 2017, 02:02:07 PM
Staying home sick from work.
Which means: Cowboy Bebop!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Alex Hormann on May 15, 2017, 02:39:36 PM
I've just reached the halfway point in Preacher and have to say: This show is GOOD! Just the right balance of darkness and comedy. Puts me in mind of a really good X Files episode expanded to be a whole series. Hoping this keeps up for the rest of the run.
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Post by: tebakutis on May 16, 2017, 02:19:20 AM
I've just reached the halfway point in Preacher and have to say: This show is GOOD! Just the right balance of darkness and comedy. Puts me in mind of a really good X Files episode expanded to be a whole series. Hoping this keeps up for the rest of the run.

It keeps it up! The balance of dark stuff/bizarre comedy is right up there with some of the best early seasons of Supernatural and True Blood. I came into Preacher with 0 expectations, having never read the comic and read no spoilers, and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed its brand of crazy. Season 1 stayed great throughout and I'm very much looking forward to season 2.
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Post by: Jmack on May 16, 2017, 02:33:58 AM
Watched the first three ep. of One Punch Man today while blowing my nose, sneezing, and coughing all over the furniture.

Really funny; can't imagine how they keep this up.
 How many gargantuan, screaming monsters are there?!
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Post by: CameronJohnston on May 16, 2017, 08:02:44 AM
Watched the first three ep. of One Punch Man today while blowing my nose, sneezing, and coughing all over the furniture.

Really funny; can't imagine how they keep this up.
 How many gargantuan, screaming monsters are there?!

Haha well the manga is still going so quite a few. Continually hilarious and epic.
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Post by: Alex Hormann on May 18, 2017, 12:00:11 AM
Finished Preacher last night. Brilliant, brilliant stuff. I have no idea where the next season is headed, but I'm happy to be along for the ride.

The 'God' reveal had me in stitches.
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Post by: tebakutis on May 18, 2017, 03:58:10 PM
Finished Preacher last night. Brilliant, brilliant stuff. I have no idea where the next season is headed, but I'm happy to be along for the ride.

The 'God' reveal had me in stitches.

I totally agree on the "God" reveal. Hilarious, but also poignant, especially when they follow up and show how all the people of Annville react when they realize no God is watching. The moment they realize there will be no consequences (in this life or the next) for anything they do, it was telling how fast the "God-fearing" people of the town set aside their morality and indulged their darkest desires.

And honestly, I did *not* expect them to literally NUKE THE ENTIRE TOWN and the whole cast (save the three leads) at the end of the show. Overall, every episode had me consistently saying "WTF?" at least once per show. The ritual with singing and the can, the guy cutting his own heart out after Jesse's command suggestion went wrong, Quincannon contentedly sitting in his office with the cow murders on speakerphone (or when he shot the visiting executives), and just about everything else in the show.

I think my favorite bit from last season is still the angel fight, though, with the bodies just piling up. So bizarre and funny.

As much as I loved the show, my only complaint is how they wrote Tulip. I *adored* her intro ("Hey kids, let me teach you how to build a bazooka!") and initially really liked her. However, I soured on her character as the season moved progressed. It seemed like they didn't give her much to do but moon over/harass Jesse, and generally act like a dick to people. Both Jesse and Cassidy got more than a few sympathetic moments, but it feels like they needed to give Tulip a few more of those.

I really hope they do a better job endearing her character in season 2, because everything I've seen of Ruth Negga shows that she is a terrific actress. I'm also going to miss the rest of the cast (everyone who got blown up) who I found delightfully quirky and interesting.
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Post by: Jmack on May 18, 2017, 05:57:47 PM
Watched the first three ep. of One Punch Man today while blowing my nose, sneezing, and coughing all over the furniture.

Really funny; can't imagine how they keep this up.
 How many gargantuan, screaming monsters are there?!

Haha well the manga is still going so quite a few. Continually hilarious and epic.

And darn it, only one season so far.
I did find the original web comic by ONE. Can't read it.  ;D
But quite interesting to see his rough drawings come out as anime.
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Post by: Rostum on May 20, 2017, 06:11:17 PM
stakeland two which I expect to be a disappointment. Stakeland was one of the most underrated films made in the last decade.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on May 21, 2017, 01:41:23 AM
Watched the first three ep. of One Punch Man today while blowing my nose, sneezing, and coughing all over the furniture.

Really funny; can't imagine how they keep this up.
 How many gargantuan, screaming monsters are there?!

Haha well the manga is still going so quite a few. Continually hilarious and epic.

And darn it, only one season so far.
I did find the original web comic by ONE. Can't read it.  ;D
But quite interesting to see his rough drawings come out as anime.

One Punch Man is my favorite superhero, by far.

Me and my sister are running through Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood again, seeing as I never saw the first half. Brilliant show.
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Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on May 21, 2017, 05:12:49 AM
Watched the first three ep. of One Punch Man today while blowing my nose, sneezing, and coughing all over the furniture.

Really funny; can't imagine how they keep this up.
 How many gargantuan, screaming monsters are there?!

Haha well the manga is still going so quite a few. Continually hilarious and epic.

And darn it, only one season so far.
I did find the original web comic by ONE. Can't read it.  ;D
But quite interesting to see his rough drawings come out as anime.

One Punch Man is my favorite superhero, by far.

Me and my sister are running through Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood again, seeing as I never saw the first half. Brilliant show.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of the best animes out there. Its nice to see people on FF getting interested in it, Lanko and Saraband are getting a look at the manga/ anime too.

Currently I'm watching Steins Gate, and it's certainly the best time travel story I have ever came across in forever. The story is filled with humor, suspense, thriller, and finally such a dose of drama that'll make you shed tears. One of the best anime I've ever seen, it's fortunate indeed for me to stumble across such a rare gem. A definite 10/10 rating that I would recommend to anyone. Now excuse me as I went back to crying watching the few remaining episodes again.  :'( 

Edit: Just finished the last episode of Stein's Gate, and it is certainly one of the best animes I've ever watched, and it will certainly always have a place within my memory. The plot is paced very well, the characters are properly laid out so when the drama strikes, you truly felt traumatized and sympathetic with them. The time travel mechanisms and romance are done really well too, and I had to say that watching it had been one hell of a great ride, another once in a lifetime experience.  :D Recommend to anyone who likes time traveling stories, scifi, suspense, with a little dash of romance!
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Post by: Nighteyes on May 21, 2017, 04:21:52 PM
Watched Alien: Convenent the other day.  Positives:  I actually stayed awake the whole movie.  Negatives:  Came out with a lot of questions, and still wondering if we really need these Alien prequels? Or can Ridley Scott just decide whether he is making Alien thrillers or thoughtful Sci Fi epics that answer the big questions. The combination of both doesn't quite work. 

And watched Bladerunner: The Final Cut.  Shockingly I have only seen it once before as a teenager, and then the Director's Cut.  Which is weird as it is such a big deal with sci fi fans and seen as one of Ridley Scott's best. However, i don't love it.  Maybe it was the film noir element, or the 2019 dating.  But I just found it hard to follow, often I had to rewind to see how Deckard made the connections he did, and it is slow, like when you think back through it, in terms of plot, not much really happens. 

Okay, came and rip me to shreds...
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Post by: Saraband on May 22, 2017, 10:07:44 AM
Watched the first three ep. of One Punch Man today while blowing my nose, sneezing, and coughing all over the furniture.

Really funny; can't imagine how they keep this up.
 How many gargantuan, screaming monsters are there?!

Haha well the manga is still going so quite a few. Continually hilarious and epic.

And darn it, only one season so far.
I did find the original web comic by ONE. Can't read it.  ;D
But quite interesting to see his rough drawings come out as anime.

One Punch Man is my favorite superhero, by far.

Me and my sister are running through Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood again, seeing as I never saw the first half. Brilliant show.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of the best animes out there. Its nice to see people on FF getting interested in it, Lanko and Saraband are getting a look at the manga/ anime too.

Yeah, after we finished Death Note, my partner told me he had seen a few episodes of Fullmetal and liked it. So now we're watching Brotherhood from the start, and I'm enjoying it. I like how it can jump from being very light-hearted and cheeky to very, very dark (Episode 3 or 4, with the guy, his daughter and the Chimaeras... Didn't expect it to be as disturbing as it was).
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Post by: ultamentkiller on May 22, 2017, 03:30:44 PM
Finished all 4 seasons of The Killing.

My run-down. Seasons 1 and 2 were awesome. I'm glad they decided to not end the investigation with Season 1, because it didn't make much sense to me. It just felt... Wrong for the character. Season 3 was pretty... Dark, I guess. I think it's the best of all 4. And season 4 was only 6 episodes, and was used to wrap up the entire thing, with some stupidly predictable murder investigation happening on the side to give the characters something to do, and to fill time. Still, I think that this is my favorite mystery show of all time, and recommend it to everybody and their mother, even if you don't normally enjoy the genre. I haven't watched a mystery since 2012, and I loved this.
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Post by: ScarletBea on May 23, 2017, 09:28:10 PM
I've just watched the first (2?) episodes of the new Twin Peaks!
It was like time travelling, and getting to feel all the weirdness and surprise and noise and silence all over again...
25 years ago I was 22... and a very different person.
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Post by: Jmack on May 24, 2017, 02:57:21 AM
I've just watched the first (2?) episodes of the new Twin Peaks!
It was like time travelling, and getting to feel all the weirdness and surprise and noise and silence all over again...
25 years ago I was 22... and a very different person.

I watched them too this week!
I think I got to ep. 3?

Meanwhile, I just watched the very first episode of The Saint from the 1960s.
RIP, Roger Moore.
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Post by: ScarletBea on May 28, 2017, 10:36:20 PM
"The handmaid's tale" started tonight on UK TV.
Quite harrowing :o
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Post by: Lady Ty on May 29, 2017, 10:30:24 AM
"The handmaid's tale" started tonight on UK TV.
Quite harrowing :o

Warning this will get harder to watch, although most worthwhile. Personally I won't try, although I believe it will be a well produced series close to the book. I found it an incredibly difficult book to read, but it is interesting and powerful. Also remember that she began writing it in 1984.

This article by Margaret Atwood (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/books/review/margaret-atwood-handmaids-tale-age-of-trump.html?_r=0) gives comment and background without spoilers as such, although it does discuss events and characters. I recommend it as reading to anyone planning to watch the TV series.

One paragraph stood out for me   
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'One of my rules was that I would not put any events into the book that had not already happened in what James Joyce calls the "nightmare" of history, nor any technology not already available. No imaginary gizmos, no imaginary laws, no imaginary atrocities. God is in the details so they say. So is the Devil.'
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Post by: Jmack on June 04, 2017, 01:33:23 AM
Just saw Wonder Woman. Quite good; better than today's average action movie.
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Post by: tebakutis on June 04, 2017, 02:11:38 AM
Just saw Wonder Woman. Quite good; better than today's average action movie.

Saw it today as well, and agree with Jmack. It was really good (definitely the best of the DC movies so far) and actually, beatwise, reminds me quite a bit of Captain America: The First Avenger. The premise was similar - both were set in the past during a great war (with a nod to the present), and both Wonder Woman and Captain America were presented as selfless and skilled fighters with a strong moral compass and the ability to inspire others with their heroism in a time of war. The bad guys were even DC's own version of Hydra. I think DC learned from the success of that movie with this one, and (good for them!) put their own spin on it.

I really enjoyed this version of Wonder Woman. It turns out  you *can* make your lead interesting without making them dark or brooding or tortured (I'm looking at you, Murderverse Superman). Hopefully, the upcoming Justice League will learn from this movie's success.
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Post by: Jmack on June 04, 2017, 12:10:34 PM
I'll add something around woman-as-sex-object.  For me this film managed to have a beautiful heroine  in the way that other action movies have incredibly handsome heroes. It's not titillation; it'd admiration. And the focus for me was the actress's expressive face. I'm sure having a woman as director was important in this, but I'm also hopeful it's reflective of an ongoing progress in the way we celebrate what is admirable in all people.

(Oh, wait. I had my optimism setting open too wide. Ok, that's better.)

And wow was Wonder Woman a babe and a half.
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Post by: ScarletBea on June 06, 2017, 02:35:54 PM
I started watching Vikings season 3.

(oh my, Lagertha ;D
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/BdFrPtslzDw/maxresdefault.jpg)
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Post by: Bradley Darewood on June 11, 2017, 08:44:05 AM

It's not fantasy, but on a recommendation I watched the first few episodes of Season 3 of American Crime... they REALLY hit human trafficking (an issue I'm working on) right on the head.  Some of the scenes really stick with you-- the girl talking about how living with her pimp was better than the prisonlike shelter they put her in, the convo with this farmworker looking for his missing son where they ask him about his son and he's like "He likes to make people laugh, I was worried no one would take him seriously." and this cold police dude is like "No tell me if he has any distinguishing physical characteristics.  So we can identify his body."  Or the scene with the teen drug addict stuck in debt bondage calling his brother to beg for money after being beaten by his traffickers and being told by his brother never to call again.  Seriously this show is 100% on point.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on June 11, 2017, 06:01:20 PM
I've heard excellent things about that show. Thanks for reminding me to download it.
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on June 11, 2017, 11:40:19 PM

It's not fantasy, but on a recommendation I watched the first few episodes of Season 3 of American Crime... they REALLY hit human trafficking (an issue I'm working on) right on the head.  Some of the scenes really stick with you-- the girl talking about how living with her pimp was better than the prisonlike shelter they put her in, the convo with this farmworker looking for his missing son where they ask him about his son and he's like "He likes to make people laugh, I was worried no one would take him seriously." and this cold police dude is like "No tell me if he has any distinguishing physical characteristics.  So we can identify his body."  Or the scene with the teen drug addict stuck in debt bondage calling his brother to beg for money after being beaten by his traffickers and being told by his brother never to call again.  Seriously this show is 100% on point.

You might like The Night Of. Methodical take on a teenage-amnesia-wrong-place-murder investigation. As an aspiring lawyer, the detail to the legal procedure and influence that the prison system has on offenders, creating a "Criminal College" has always struck me as fascinating, and this pushes that even further. You legitimately don't know if the kid's innocent or not till the very end.

Running through Death Parade bc why not. Then gonna break into Tokyo Ghoul, bc my sister is all for me to watch it (and she wants to rewatch it). Still only a third of the way through Fullmetal.  ;)
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Post by: Bradley Darewood on June 14, 2017, 09:07:58 AM

It's not fantasy, but on a recommendation I watched the first few episodes of Season 3 of American Crime... they REALLY hit human trafficking (an issue I'm working on) right on the head.  Some of the scenes really stick with you-- the girl talking about how living with her pimp was better than the prisonlike shelter they put her in, the convo with this farmworker looking for his missing son where they ask him about his son and he's like "He likes to make people laugh, I was worried no one would take him seriously." and this cold police dude is like "No tell me if he has any distinguishing physical characteristics.  So we can identify his body."  Or the scene with the teen drug addict stuck in debt bondage calling his brother to beg for money after being beaten by his traffickers and being told by his brother never to call again.  Seriously this show is 100% on point.

You might like The Night Of. Methodical take on a teenage-amnesia-wrong-place-murder investigation. As an aspiring lawyer, the detail to the legal procedure and influence that the prison system has on offenders, creating a "Criminal College" has always struck me as fascinating, and this pushes that even further. You legitimately don't know if the kid's innocent or not till the very end.

Running through Death Parade bc why not. Then gonna break into Tokyo Ghoul, bc my sister is all for me to watch it (and she wants to rewatch it). Still only a third of the way through Fullmetal.  ;)

I'll check it out!  Fullmetal Brotherhood gets sooooooooo good at the end!!!!  OMG I have chills just remembering it. You're watching Brotherhood right?

Lately I've been doing this thing where I want to watch a movie then it leaves the theatres and then I forget about it for like years then I see it again and I try to watch it but I don't have time so i watch the first half of it then skip through the rest to the end so i get an idea of how it ends.  It's awful, but shit, I never would have seen 7 psychopaths otherwise...
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Post by: Saraband on June 14, 2017, 09:48:13 AM
Also currently watching FA Brotherhood - We're only at episode 13 so far, but it has been improving as it goes on. I enjoyed it from the beginning, but getting into it more and more as it progresses.
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Post by: ultamentkiller on June 14, 2017, 04:22:10 PM
Based partially on Reddit, but more so because of