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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3075 on: 30 September, 2021, 01:46:10 PM »
I hate the fact SW: Visions is being handled by some of the best anime studios in business today which means, in spite of my ambivalence towards SW as a whole, I'll probably check it out eventually.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3076 on: 01 October, 2021, 06:25:45 AM »
The Squid Game on Netflix,  another one of this murder game show type series (Alice in Boarderland) this time from Korea.  Very bloody good, interesting premise (500 or so desperate down on their look do people are invited to a mysterious game to win big money, the game consists still of playing children’s games such as red light green light but with deadly consequences) but it’s the characters that keep you coming back, these types of shows usually thrive on the sadistic games that are played and the blood and guts and this has plenty of that but it’s how much you end up investing in the characters that make it rise above others in its genre:  the last couple of episodes are absolutely devestating and the 5th game had me jumping and sitting on the edge of my seat.  Watch it if you can but give it more than 1 episode before you judge it starts with a bang but takes about 3 or so episodes before it rally grabs you.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3077 on: 08 October, 2021, 07:53:26 PM »
Binged both seasons of STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS over the last few days. Cor, was not expecting to be as smitten as I am. I'm neither particularly a Trekkie, though I retain a strong respect for the franchise and really must commit to watching at least one iteration in its entirety, nor adult animation as a very hit and miss movement.

But gosh, ST:LD is not only incredibly, delightfully daft and at times side achingly funny, but unexpectedly endearing, well written, and just an all around blast.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3078 on: 08 October, 2021, 08:49:55 PM »
I thoroughly enjoyed the first season of Lower Decks (haven't seen the second).  I'm quite happy with the direction new Trek TV is going at the moment and this animation was a surprise at what a good Trek show it is, let alone just a good show in general.  IMO the franchise is made richer for its presence. 

But what do I know, I hate TOS.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3079 on: 08 October, 2021, 09:02:27 PM »
The Squid Game on Netflix,  another one of this murder game show type series (Alice in Boarderland) this time from Korea.  Very bloody good, interesting premise (500 or so desperate down on their look do people are invited to a mysterious game to win big money, the game consists still of playing children’s games such as red light green light but with deadly consequences) but it’s the characters that keep you coming back, these types of shows usually thrive on the sadistic games that are played and the blood and guts and this has plenty of that but it’s how much you end up investing in the characters that make it rise above others in its genre:  the last couple of episodes are absolutely devestating and the 5th game had me jumping and sitting on the edge of my seat.  Watch it if you can but give it more than 1 episode before you judge it starts with a bang but takes about 3 or so episodes before it rally grabs you.

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I totally agree and really enjoyed this (it’s the 2nd Korean series I have gotten into. The other being the medieval Zombie saga - I think it’s called Kingdom)
I was surprised at the ending and how they may or may not do a 2nd season??
 
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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3080 on: 09 October, 2021, 10:43:26 AM »
But gosh, ST:LD is not only incredibly, delightfully daft and at times side achingly funny, but unexpectedly endearing, well written, and just an all around blast.
Couldn't agree more! This week's was particularly brilliant.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3081 on: 09 October, 2021, 11:17:20 AM »
I'm mildly baffled by folks being outraged at all the sexual content when Gene Rodenberry was a massive horndog who wanted orgies in Trek since TOS.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3082 on: 09 October, 2021, 12:13:53 PM »
I don’t deny that Roddenberry was a horndog but Star Trek’s sexiness served a purpose. The network killjoys were too busy measuring Uhuru’s skirt to notice all the boundary pushing social commentary and social justice advocacy. Nowadays you’re practically required to push boundaries and decry social injustice if you don’t want Twitter crawling up your arse*. Now I haven’t watched lower Decks because NuTrek just isn’t for me, but I assume it’s just being sexy for the sake of it. Which I’m fine with because I’m just sexy for the sake of it too.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3083 on: 20 October, 2021, 05:05:39 PM »
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Burned through the first eight episodes of the new season on Netflix over the last few nights, will watch the last two tonight.

Some of the black comedy is laugh out loud funny. I really recommend it. It's got a lot of rude-ish bits, characters you can't wait to see get their murderous come-uppance, and the darkest couples therapy sessions.
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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3084 on: 21 October, 2021, 12:04:10 PM »
Since the entire world was watching Squid Game this week I decided to give it a go too.

Very enjoyable overall, but the twist was a bit predictable.

I liked the Saw vibe, and highly recommend watching this fan edit of the end scene featuring "Hello Zepp" music, inter-cut flashbacks and a more pessimistic denouement; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hCjSl9jrx4

Obviously I don't highly recommend it it you haven't watched the series yet and intend on doing so.