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Author Topic: What Are You Watching in 2019 (or re-watching)???  (Read 12723 times)

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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2018, 12:05:12 PM »
Basketball and I are just very good friends.

Not according to Glow ;)

That said, The Al piece made me cry.  The segment title was "relief or joy?".

This series is outstanding, not just from a hoops perspective, but also from a historical one.

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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2018, 12:49:59 PM »
Funny you compare Lost to Manifest because the reason I refuse to get sucked into Manifest is I thought it would be like Lost: never explained mystery that just pisses you off after nothing really happens.

I could name a dozen LOST-clones that started ok but turned bad really quickly.  The problem was

a) not creating compelling characters that you can root for, a la Hurley or Charlie
b) giving away too much of the mystery too soon.  I fully expect Manifest to reveal why the plane disappeared in the first dozen episodes.  On LOST that took like 5 seasons.

I've managed to stay relatively un-spoiled on lost, aside from hearing that ending wasn't satisfying.  Maybe I'll pick it back up.  Honestly, I'd probably have to restart from the beginning.

If you go in expecting all of the answers, you will be disappointed.  If you go in looking for awesome character arcs, you will be very pleased.

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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #52 on: October 17, 2018, 01:12:09 PM »
Finished watching S3 of Man in the High Castle for the second time.  Had to watch it again since I felt extremely underwhelmed the first time.  At least I picked up on a few things I missed the first time through, but I can easily say I was disappointed.


I'm 2 1/2 episodes into S3, and I told my wife last night that i was thinking of bailing.  This helps confirm that feeling.


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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2018, 01:14:12 PM »
Currently watching Atypical S2 on Netflix. Fantastic show that I'm shocked doesn't get more buzz. Also the new OITNB season. After a few down years, I'm enjoying S6 more.

Recently watched Jack Ryan. John Krasinski is so freaking good. I'm amazed the MCU hasn't yet thrown a pile of money at him to play something (Reed Richards?). Also, GLOW is really good. Very much looking forward to Daredevil S3 this week.

That's what she (chick) said.  Boom

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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2018, 01:41:45 PM »
I'm 2 1/2 episodes into S3, and I told my wife last night that i was thinking of bailing.  This helps confirm that feeling.

Even though S2 suffered from losing Spotnitz (showrunner) halfway through, between Stephen Root's appearance and Julia's "defection" early on, there was enough of a hook, and just enough twists throughout, to keep audiences engaged through to the climatic Volkshalle scene in E10.

I don't want to spoil anything, but I felt that E10 this time around was very anti-climatic, and the whole season was just too predictable... in fact, I felt like all of the major plot twists were already revealed in the various trailers [travelers, an early machination of Rick's portal gun, someone's alive, someone's dead, J Edgar Hoover is right at home being a Nazi, etc.]  I won't go so far as to say they've jumped the shark, but it definitely felt contrived to the point where you immediately say to yourself, "I could have come up with something better than that" and then you go back and watch it again just to make sure that you're right.

That said, I think a lot of people were turned off from the first two seasons because they found themselves (and felt guilty about) sympathizing with certain Nazi characters... the good news is that there's none of that in S3; the Nazis - all of them - are clearly the villains again.

Unfortunately, S3 just strikes me as a setup for S4 in that it doesn't stand on its own like the first two seasons do... I was really hoping for more development on the Smith character (e.g. what happened to him in Cincinnati, how did he transition from Army to SS, how did he gain the confidence of Berlin, what happened to his American ideals, just how much does his family know about his job, etc.)  Unfortunately, all of that is probably revealed in S4, which makes S3 a necessary evil.
Wow, I'm very concerned for Benny.  Being able to mimic Myron Medcalf's writing so closely implies an oncoming case of dementia.

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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #55 on: October 17, 2018, 02:51:08 PM »
I watched three (3) episodes on one of my flights this summer and I did enjoy.

I would add that this is a show that you should go back to Netflix and watch it from the beginning and in order.  Sometimes, for sitcoms that's not important.  For this one, I think it is.  Honestly, I'd flipped by it  a couple of times when it was being broadcast, but it didn't pull me in.  After hearing some good things about it I decided to watch it from the beginning this summer.  I was hooked within the first few minutes of the pilot.  I loved the setup (which I didn't know at all when I'd flipped by), and the Doug Forcett thing in the opening minutes just really matched my sense of humor.
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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2018, 05:17:49 PM »
That's what she (chick) said.  Boom

The show AND the guy. 😉
Have some patience, FFS.

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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #57 on: October 17, 2018, 05:31:15 PM »
Blasphemy.  LOST INVENTED modern television.  The whole idea of the online episode recaps: LOST.  The mystery premise (like Manifest today): LOST.  The broad, diverse casts: LOST.  Sci-Fi on the major networks: LOST.  The "you have to watch it for the water-cooler and online talk": LOST.  No other show has ever captivated viewers with recurring "mysteries" and compelling characters like LOST did, until maybe Game of Thrones.

Sure, seasons 4-6 weren't so great, but seasons 1-3 are probably my favorite television series.

Not sure if this was sarcasm, but no. 

Online episode recaps have been around since internet message boards existed, including decades old series where people would publish recaps of each episode.  So not new at all. 

But the conceptual idea is as old as television.  Finding the "one-armed man" was leading evening news for the finale of The Fugitive.  Twin Peaks was on the major news repeatedly.  Format changed with internet, but the concept has been around forever.

The Mystery Premise...see Twin Peaks...and Lynch didn't invent that concept either.

Broad Diverse Casts...see Star Trek.

Sci-Fi on major networks...see Star Trek

Must See Water Cooler...See Survivor., or earlier see Fugitive above.


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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2018, 05:32:03 PM »
Jersey Shore Fam Vacation season 2

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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #59 on: October 17, 2018, 06:35:13 PM »
Jersey Shore Fam Vacation season 2

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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #60 on: October 17, 2018, 09:25:23 PM »
24 also "captivated viewers" before Lost ever existed.
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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #61 on: October 17, 2018, 11:00:23 PM »
Lost was water cooler talk? Huh.
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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #62 on: October 18, 2018, 09:40:02 AM »
Lost was water cooler talk? Huh.

Hey... Boston Store and Bennigans had water coolers, too.
Wow, I'm very concerned for Benny.  Being able to mimic Myron Medcalf's writing so closely implies an oncoming case of dementia.

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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2018, 10:09:20 AM »
Hey... Boston Store and Bennigans had water coolers, too.

Oh man, Bennigans.
New TallTitan bold prediction: Sacar Anim will play in more NBA games than Markus Howard.

TallTitan's bold prediction of Davante Gardner being drafted in 2014.

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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #64 on: October 18, 2018, 12:09:58 PM »
Even though S2 suffered from losing Spotnitz (showrunner) halfway through, between Stephen Root's appearance and Julia's "defection" early on, there was enough of a hook, and just enough twists throughout, to keep audiences engaged through to the climatic Volkshalle scene in E10.

I don't want to spoil anything, but I felt that E10 this time around was very anti-climatic, and the whole season was just too predictable... in fact, I felt like all of the major plot twists were already revealed in the various trailers [travelers, an early machination of Rick's portal gun, someone's alive, someone's dead, J Edgar Hoover is right at home being a Nazi, etc.]  I won't go so far as to say they've jumped the shark, but it definitely felt contrived to the point where you immediately say to yourself, "I could have come up with something better than that" and then you go back and watch it again just to make sure that you're right.

That said, I think a lot of people were turned off from the first two seasons because they found themselves (and felt guilty about) sympathizing with certain Nazi characters... the good news is that there's none of that in S3; the Nazis - all of them - are clearly the villains again.

Unfortunately, S3 just strikes me as a setup for S4 in that it doesn't stand on its own like the first two seasons do... I was really hoping for more development on the Smith character (e.g. what happened to him in Cincinnati, how did he transition from Army to SS, how did he gain the confidence of Berlin, what happened to his American ideals, just how much does his family know about his job, etc.)  Unfortunately, all of that is probably revealed in S4, which makes S3 a necessary evil.

Unfortunately, I kind of expected that as soon as they announced there'd be a S4 before S3 was even out.
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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2018, 12:17:31 PM »
I watched The Good Place earlier this year, and it's one of my favorite network sitcoms ever.  By the time I started watching, the first two seasons had already been broadcast but I was unspoiled.  I really, really enjoyed it and got my family hooked as well.  It's an easy binge show because there are only two past seasons, and only 13 half-hour episodes per season.  So, you can blow through 5 episodes in a couple hours.

I'm still not entirely sold on S3.

Agreed on all counts.  Not sure having them out in the world and potentially separated is the best thing.  Had some apprehension early in S2, though, and that turned out OK, so I will trust them to get it right.
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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2018, 07:55:14 PM »
I was out in NYC visiting a cousin in December 2016 and the day we lost to UW was very cold out there so we stayed in and she wanted to start watching The Good Place. Watched probably the first 5 or so episodes. On my flight home a few days later there were TVs over every few rows of seats so you couldn’t change the channel and The Good Place was on. Have kept up with it since because why not, it’s like 23 minute episodes. Don’t think it’s amazing but good enough to keep me watching Kristen Bell...

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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #67 on: October 19, 2018, 01:39:00 PM »
Anyone watch Narcos?
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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #69 on: October 19, 2018, 05:56:16 PM »
The Man in the High Castle and Jack Ryan on Amazon
Counterpart on Starz
My wife likes Poldark on Masterpiece
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Re: What Are You Watching in 2018 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #70 on: October 21, 2018, 01:42:16 PM »
Just finished Atypical Season 2 on Netflix. I cannot stress enough how good this show is. Great acting, great characters, and an absolutely brilliant lead character. It is, by far, the best sitcom I've seen in a generation, and only amplified by how deftly they mix comedy with realistic drama. I would advise anyone to stop watching any other show and binge Atypical. Television truly does not get better than this.

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« Reply #71 on: October 21, 2018, 03:05:45 PM »
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« Reply #72 on: October 21, 2018, 03:55:29 PM »
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« Reply #73 on: October 21, 2018, 04:13:23 PM »
3 episodes into Making a Murderer. Predictably slow. Definitely not as good as season 1.

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« Reply #74 on: November 20, 2018, 01:15:59 PM »
Watched "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" the other night.  I'm a big Coen brothers fan, but even that one tested me a little.  It's made of of six short stories, a couple of which were very good.  A couple were pretty dull.