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Colin YNWA

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #2460 on: 20 May, 2020, 10:21:20 PM »
Black Sails Season 3 keeps up the thrilling work of Season 2. It probably doesn't quite have the standout moments of Season 2 but its consistently great, compelling nonsense. It reminds me so much of the wonderful Rome in being great big, gloriously plotted historical meladrama. Its as big as the stories of the real folks this tale is based so loosely on.

Have to say often the big flash bang whoop final episodes normally don't quite live up to the one's that create the final push to those grande finales, as with Season 2. Here though by gosh the climatic action pieces are quite fantastically framed so that the gritty glossy violence is all the more impactful.

Just wonderful telly and I'm back to force of will to watch some other stuff ahead of diving into Season 4.

Oh and they got rid of the 3 episode wounds - wayhey and replaced them with 2 episode wounds BBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  Its the only down side to this show.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #2461 on: 21 May, 2020, 10:57:40 AM »
I've just discovered that Ash vs the Evil Dead is on Netflix - I'll be adding that to my watch list!

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« Reply #2462 on: 21 May, 2020, 11:51:17 AM »
FRASIER... I was recently toying with idea of using a FRASIER script at our local am dram club. On the page, they read incredibly dull and dry which is a testament to the performances and the writer's knowing how valuable those performances are!
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« Reply #2463 on: 21 May, 2020, 12:14:29 PM »
I've just discovered that Ash vs the Evil Dead is on Netflix - I'll be adding that to my watch list!

The second series of that was one of the very best seasons of anything ever.

Oddly though I've still not watched the third.  I did one episode and wasn't feeling it.  I need to sort that out.

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« Reply #2464 on: 21 May, 2020, 02:20:30 PM »
Brooklyn Nine Nine. I was hesitant about this because I couldn't fathom how a US show would handle a murder a week and be funny. Fortunately, it's not really about murder and the crimes they seem to concentrate on are mainly non-violent. Not laugh out loud funny, but fairly humorous all the same.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #2465 on: 21 May, 2020, 02:44:12 PM »
Bojack The Horseman on Netflix - a show in which everyone is trying to be a nihilist for one reason or other, except the universe in which the show takes place is not random enough for that because every bad decision a character makes comes back on them.  This is a common combination of tropes to be found in most adult animated sitcoms, but where BH differs is in its refusal to reward its characters for good behavior, so self-improvement is something they undertake not for karmic reward but because they are unhappy all of the time, and the rewards - if any - are a long time coming.
It starts out as a standard crude adult cartoon, not without laughs for the first season or so before it starts to really take off, but once it does, it's amazing tv - and if for some reason Nina Simone's Stars doesn't already move you, there's a running theme in the show's final seasons that will make the song stick with you forever.

Solar Opposites - the Rick & Morty man's other animated sitcom.  Heavily influenced by Invader Zim and The Neighbors, it's mostly a greatest hits compilation of R&M, but more traditional in its structure and ambition.  Not great, and the crudity makes it feel like an amateur animation you stumbled across on Youtube, but if you liked Rick & Morty this might fill a hole between episodes.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #2467 on: 22 May, 2020, 09:27:58 PM »
Godless

I found this rather slow paced at the start, but it turned out to be rather good.


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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #2468 on: 23 May, 2020, 11:21:39 AM »
I've been rewatching The Clone Wars.  I prefer Rebels.

It's definitely better than the prequel movies.  The first I watched it I viewed in between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith and it was shocking to see a decent characterisation of Anakin descend into petulant entitled whining in the last of those terrible films.  The early seasons of the show, however, have a lot of stupid in them and are kinda ropey.  Pretty much all the stories I found tiresome are in the first three seasons.  It does get better, especially towards the end.  Although I am now approaching the new seasons that I haven't seen before.

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« Reply #2469 on: 24 May, 2020, 03:12:01 PM »
The new season 7 on Disney+ is great.

Without spoiling too much, the last episodes run during the same time period as Revenge of the Sith and are highly recommended viewing. The soundtrack during those episodes is excellent moody synthetic stuff- more akin to Bladerunner than Star Wars, but it works very well in context.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #2470 on: 24 May, 2020, 04:34:12 PM »
I have seen the first two episodes of season 7 now and the thing I noticed most was the visual quality improving.  The episodes were ok.  A little silly, but I don't mind it being a little silly.

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« Reply #2471 on: Today at 04:01:46 PM »
BANSHEE now on Sky Atlantic to download

Fantastically violent series. Comparable to Spartacus for good story, blood, sex and swearing


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« Reply #2472 on: Today at 04:08:42 PM »
Two episodes in to WHITE LINES on Netflix and quite enjoying. Never been to Ibiza but did have some right good times in Manchester in the 80s and 90s and this nails some of that. There's a simple central mystery that everybody seems invested in (But not in an overwrought, convoluted Harlan Coben way) and some dark humour and good performances.

Plus I've stood at the very bar in the spaghetti western saloon in Almeria where the series opens.
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« Reply #2473 on: Today at 06:07:24 PM »
I have seen the first two episodes of season 7 now and the thing I noticed most was the visual quality improving.  The episodes were ok.  A little silly, but I don't mind it being a little silly.

Should be mentioned. The middle arc s07e5-8 isnt everyones' favorite. Dont let it put you off from watching episodes 9 - 12.