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Trooper McFad:

--- Quote from: Colin YNWA on 08 April, 2022, 09:58:11 PM ---And the upside of finally testing positive* is I've felt pretty crap today and haven't been up to much of anything and so have indulged myself and watched the final four episodes of Season one of Daredevil today. And it was pretty good. I mean the grimdark leaves it tonally bland - but as said there is no better platform for that and I seem to do fine with it in the comics (although the Waid run which does play with this is my second fav DD run) and some of the dialogue is so goddamn earnst as to be boarding on rancid cliche at times.

This is tempered by some good performances (I worry that I'm the only person who thinks they've done a good job with Foggy), dramatic setting and pacing that really works, its steady, it builds rather than darts and I like the way they've scattered 'origin' of various characters throughout. The action is solid if a little hyper-realised, again given the material you have to forgive that.

Overall the first 12 episodes really work and in my weaken state it was getting better and better as it built to the conclusion. I was genuinely shocked by a couple of key moments and this was all good stuff ... and then... well then...

Damn that final episode rather blindsided the whole thing. Firstly the pacing, they way they rattled to the end was in utter contrast to the previous episodes and really jarred. The fall of the Kingpin Wilson Fisk just burst out so quickly it really didn't work for me at all. The music on the scene with all the arrests (think it harks back to The Untouchables - am I remembering that right?) was so poorly used. Its just rolled from one cliche to the next and stank the place up.

Then that film climatic conflicit - I mean I guess they had to have it but it was just so ... overblown. I must admit I really don't like the costume / body armour thing (though I did like all the cute Easter Eggs the popped into Melvin Potters workshop) and maybe that soured things for me. It really felt like a typical superhero movie at that point,... which it is of course, but had seemed to be trying to avoid lots of that.

I wonder did they not know they were going to get a second season and so had to bolt to the line? I might have to read up.

Anyway overall this was great fun and I'm in for the next two seasons. Just hope they don't go quite so 'crank it up to 11' on the season finales to come!

*Household all doing fine is the most important thing and since the first postive in the house 5 days ago that counts as a blessing!

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For me Daredevil was the best of the “Netflix” Marvel followed by Punisher/Luke Cage and then the rest on a level pegging. I like the crossovers when they appear and your right about Foggy. But the best character I loved was Kingpin and glad they used the same actor in Disney’s Hawkeye. Glad to see that they are all under one banner (but surprised as I felt the Netflix ones were a step up in violence)

Glad the Family are holding up well

 May streaming calendar below!

May 1
3 Ninjas: Kick Back
A River Runs Through It
Are You the One?: Season 6
Blippi Wonders: Season 1
Corpse Bride
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Den of Thieves
Dirty Harry
Empire State
Forrest Gump
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Hello, My Name Is Doris
Jackass: The Movie
Jackass 2.5
Jackass 3.5
John Q
Menace II Society
Once Upon a Time in America
Rambo: Last Blood
Road to Perdition
Seven Years in Tibet
Soul Surfer
The Gentlemen
The Lake House
U.S. Marshals (1998)
War of the Worlds
When Harry Met Sally
You've Got Mail

Independence Day (1996)
Tombstone (1993)
Open Range (2003)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
The Guardian (2006)
Office Space (1999)
Enemy Of The State (1998)
Taken (2008)
Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
Hitman (2007)
Red Tails (2012)
Sideways (2021)
Tooth Fairy 2 (2012)
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Fat Albert (2004)
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
The Angriest Man In Brooklyn (2014)
Tangerine (2015)
Europa Report (2013)
Blackfish (2013)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Fargo (1996)
Valley Girl (1983)
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
Platoon (1986)
The Woods (2006)
Bad Influence (1990)
The Namesake (2007)
Crank (2006)
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Shrek (2001)
Shrek 2 (2004)
Battleship (2012)
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood (1996)
Field Of Dreams (1989)
Road To Perdition (2002)
Eye For An Eye (1996)
Zero Dark Thirty (2013)
A League Of Their Own (1992)
The Ugly Truth (2009)
Blue Clues S1 (1999)

The Legendary Shark:

Wow, that's a marathon!

I've just binged Love, Death and Robots and really enjoyed it overall. The worst part was that my mind kept wandering to imagine a 2000AD series with a similar format. Say thirteen ~20 minute episodes, five of them Dredd (broken up to maybe episodes 1, 2, 7, 12 and 13, telling either one big story or five self-contained ones), then maybe three episodes of Rogue Trooper or Strontium Dog, the last five episodes could be a two part M.A.C.H. 1 or Visible Man and a couple of Future Shocks. Maybe all with a short post-credits Word from Tharg sequence. And of course the seasons would be called Progs and the episodes would be called Thrills. Anyhoo, Love, Death and Robots is cool and I liked it a lot.

Moon Knight. I enjoyed the Hell of of this.

House of Cards (US). Can't really be compared to the UK original, except in superficial ways, but this is nevertheless a good series in it's own right. I know it stars the A$$h0le Formerly Known as Kevin Spacey (who, a$$h0le or not, puts in a good turn) but it also stars Robin Wright, who is awesome, and many other top-notch people. An enjoyable political thriller, political correctness notwithstanding.

The Legendary Shark:

Halfway through season 2 of Raised by Wolves and I'm beginning to wonder if it's all part of the Alien universe...


--- Quote from: The Legendary Shark on 10 May, 2022, 06:03:09 PM ---
Halfway through season 2 of Raised by Wolves and I'm beginning to wonder if it's all part of the Alien universe...

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Heard so much dissing of this I avoided it, worth a watch?


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