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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #2010 on: 04 December, 2018, 03:15:26 pm »

Up to Ep 3 of The Haunting of Hill House and finding it as dull as ditchwater so far. However, I'll give it a couple more episodes just in case there's something cool lurking under the surface.


Don't do it! It gets worse not better, I stuck with it on a recommendation, and the resolution is crap, the how and especially the why behind the house isn't resolved, and the family stuff is pure Whovian  'love will save us'

A complete was of a great set too...
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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #2011 on: 04 December, 2018, 03:33:01 pm »

Yeah, last episode was dismal. It kinda hooked me with the floaty walking stick guy but then ended up letting me down. Still fancy watching it again sometime just to make sure but my hopes have crumbled somewhat.


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« Reply #2012 on: 04 December, 2018, 03:35:34 pm »
Thanks for the heads-up there chaps, I had almost persuaded the missus that HHH would be next on our list.  Think you've saved us the bother.

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« Reply #2013 on: 04 December, 2018, 03:41:31 pm »

To be fair, I liked the structure of it and some folk do seem to love it. Don't let my subjective opinion sway you too much. It is dull, though...


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« Reply #2014 on: 04 December, 2018, 03:50:23 pm »
Think Trouty liked it too, but if you and the Huffster give it the fins-down that's enough reasonable-doubt for me to move on to some dodgy foreign crime thriller instead...

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« Reply #2015 on: 04 December, 2018, 09:00:05 pm »
I really liked the resolution for the family. Sure it left a couple of questions unanswered but for me, it tied up nicely. Plus there's still always the chance they never got out and are all trapped in a fantasy in the red room.
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« Reply #2016 on: 05 December, 2018, 03:28:35 pm »
See? no fecking answers, handwavey timeywimey stuff. There are so many plot holes, tropes,  missed opportunities, things thrown in and then not addressed/explained or even spoken about, its infuriating to a pedant.

On the other hand a great friend of mine loves it and waxes lyrical and the family stuff...

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« Reply #2017 on: 05 December, 2018, 03:58:23 pm »
See? no fecking answers, handwavey timeywimey stuff. There are so many plot holes, tropes,  missed opportunities, things thrown in and then not addressed/explained or even spoken about, its infuriating to a pedant.

On the other hand a great friend of mine loves it and waxes lyrical and the family stuff...

But it's a ghost story! A solid science based explaination would totally miss the point. Much like explaining jokes kills them. Explaining ghosts with anything other than "And the butler was trapped crying for help all along and people still hear his cries to this day" would kill it
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« Reply #2018 on: 05 December, 2018, 04:26:16 pm »
The Butler did it!  :o now I understand...

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« Reply #2019 on: 05 December, 2018, 04:48:16 pm »
Why is it always the butler, but somehow it's never Lupus?

Now y'all have me intrigued again with yer reasoned arguments and flourishes of sophistry. We're finishing up Better Call Saul* tonight, so m-a-y-b-e....



*Now firmly my favourite Netflix thing ever, better by some margin than Breaking Bad.  I'm enthralled by the depth to which I have cared about each and every character, with no obvious division between those whose fates I already know and the new ones.  Even hideous pricks like Howard have their hooks deep in me. Astounding work.
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« Reply #2020 on: 05 December, 2018, 08:16:47 pm »
I liked the fact they were aware that it was never lupus even to the extent that House hid his drugs in a book on lupus.
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« Reply #2021 on: 06 December, 2018, 05:34:14 pm »
Okay, I've just started one of those 30 day trials with Amazon Prime (to get free delivery on some Christmas shopping!) - any top tips for stuff I should binge through before it expires?

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« Reply #2022 on: 06 December, 2018, 08:08:35 pm »
Marellous Miss Maisel is great and not much else like it on tv.
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« Reply #2023 on: 08 December, 2018, 03:52:44 pm »
Agents of Shield goes from trash in its early first season to gold and continues to deliver decent levels of comic booky thrillpower from thereon.


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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #2024 on: 09 December, 2018, 06:42:24 am »
Finished Rome.Now thats great tv.