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Prog / Re: Prog 2169 - 43 Years of Blood, Sweat and Tears
« Last post by MumboJimbo on Today at 01:56:03 pm »
Feral and Foe: Eight episodes in and I still can't emphasize with the primary characters.

I, personally, completely get where Bode and Wrath are coming from. Their side lost, and their whole raison d'etre went with it. Now it's a matter of survival in a new world order that is hostile to them. Despite being "the baddies" they're not monsters, but neither are they saints - they have no qualms about killing if it comes down to a "them or us" scenario. In these aspects, it reminds me a little of Firefly. Neither seem the kind of people to create deep bonds with others and just stick together because, well, who else would have them?

Above all else they're just trying to survive day by day in world that no longer has a place for them, which engenders a rather dry, gallows-humour pragmatism. I enjoy it.
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Film & TV / Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
« Last post by Rately on Today at 01:48:03 pm »
Thought that was a superb, emotional piece of TV, that touched on things that affect all of us. Family, expectations, failures, pressure, debt, mental health. So much of it rang true.

Immediately into my top five of Inside No. 9 episodes.

The performances by Steve Pemberton and Debbie Rush were something else. The way Julia, the mother, lit up at mention of her errant son having eaten on a stag weekend was just mesmerising and heart-breaking. And the knowledge as parents, as they sat with each other at the table that he would be "Moving on" before long... Just amazing writing and performing.

I don't know if they can keep up the quality forever, but I'm hoping they do, because the freshness, and twists of each episode, and the skill and heart that goes into it is something we should feel very lucky to be able to witness.
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Film & TV / Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
« Last post by Fungus on Today at 12:55:06 pm »
It really worked well. You know anything is possible with the League, so guessing where it’s going is hard to avoid. Detective shows and spotting clues aren’t usually my thing, but here it’s told with flair and humour and even violence (that hits home, given the ordinary setting). Fantastic.
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Film & TV / Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
« Last post by Dark Jimbo on Today at 12:18:30 pm »
The third one was an odd beast - kept waiting for a twist that never came...

Pretty sure they were deliberately playing with expectations, there! Knowing their previous form, my girlfriend was braced for 'something horrible' (her guess - the family would end up making a last stand in the kitchen against an alien invasion!), then turned to me at the end with an 'Oh! That was actually really nice!'
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Film & TV / Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
« Last post by Dandontdare on Today at 12:17:21 pm »
It's all there...
His wife ran over him, that's why she had damage done to her car.

It was a subtler, different kind of show - which contrasted greatly with the weird grotesqueries of the last episode. I really loved it. (and I loved the last one too, I'm all in for weirdly changing formats)

-pj

Ah yes, I forgot the bit about the car repair bill. I thought it may turn out to be the daughter after all the focus on her driving test. Also wondered if Alex's wife had been run over by the druggie son, starting his spiral off the rails.
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Film & TV / Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
« Last post by pauljholden on Today at 12:10:18 pm »
It's all there...
His wife ran over him, that's why she had damage done to her car.

It was a subtler, different kind of show - which contrasted greatly with the weird grotesqueries of the last episode. I really loved it. (and I loved the last one too, I'm all in for weirdly changing formats)

-pj
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Film & TV / Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
« Last post by Dandontdare on Today at 12:05:51 pm »
The third one was an odd beast - kept waiting for a twist that never came (though we can speculate about plenty of backstory - what happened to Alex's wife 3 years ago? who ran over the loan shark?)

Not the best episode, but I'm still amazed that they manage to come up with great ideas after 5 seasons.
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General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« Last post by sheridan on Today at 12:00:12 pm »
2000AD Prog 204: King of the Streets!

The call goes out to readers - suggest and design your own street football team (but it has to be your home town).
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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Last post by Dandontdare on Today at 11:43:57 am »
Another enjoyable episode, though yeah, there was an awful lot of filler in these progs. Although you're right that the City of the Dead art comparison was more suited for an annual or special, I remember being totally fascinated by it at the time - the re-do was slightly sketchier than the original, but to recreate a whole episode so quickly and accurately is pretty amazing.

Had a chuckle at your inability to work out the pronunciation of the "two-mor-oh" picture (y'know, the one labelled "tomorrow's logo"  :lol:
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General / Re: Dredd Case File recommendations
« Last post by Richard on Today at 11:00:12 am »
There are more McMahon stories (and one or two Bolland stories) in CF 3 and 4, but none after Apocalypse War (CF 5). Most of those stories are pretty crazy. There are also a lot of Ron Smith-illustrated stories, which he will probably like.

After the Apocalypse War there are lots of less serious, crazy stories again, almost all of them by Smith and Ezquerra, so not sure whether to recommend those to your friend or not. If you think he could grow to like or at least get used to Ezquerra 's style , then definitely, because that was a golden age of brilliant Dredd stories, including The Graveyard Shift, Fungus, Jimps, and Blobs. That's CF 5 and 6. Some of the stories get more serious after that, but there are still some batty ones too, and there's much less Ezquerra. By then you've got Steve Dillon, Cam Kennedy, Ian Gibson and others.
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