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  • #145723
    thatsnotwhatisaid
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    Dracula on Netflix – thumbs up

    #146915
    Humphrey
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    So who doesn’t make it to Better Call Saul, Season 6?

    (either by dying or leaving permanently)

    1. Kim
    2. Lalo
    3. Nacho
    4. Guy that recognized Saul in the mall in Omaha
    5. Other

    Two episodes left.

    Glad Robert Forster appeared in one more episode. Loved that guy in everything he was in.

    #146918
    Lebron
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    I feel like I’m on an island totally enjoying Westworld.  Then again I quit on Better Call Saul in Season 2, thought Mad Men was fucking repetitively boring as hell, and never thought the Sopranos was anything special.

    #146923
    chicowalker
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    Didn’t watch last night’s yet Lebron but I’m with you.  I had this realization last night when my wife walked in while I was watching tv- of the 4 shows I’m currently watching (Westworld/ Man in the High Castle/Plot Against America/Hunters) 3 prominently involve Nazis. “Maybe something a little lighter, all things considered?” as she walked out of the room :lol:

    #146941
    Lebron
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    I love the music in Westworld this year.  Also watching Plot Against America and have Hunters queued up.  Really enjoying For All Mankind on Apple TV+.  Got a free year of it when I got a new phone.  Another alt history series where the Soviets get to the moon first, women are in the space program, both the Americans and Soviets establish bases.  Funniest thing thus far is they have Ted Kennedy winning the ’72 election and Koepechne is mentioned as a White House aide he’s having an affair with.  Anyway, good series if you have access to it.

    #147063
    Humphrey
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    I think Gus should have hired a different hit squad.

    And the security at Lalo’s place was pretty shitty, too. No security cameras or motion sensors.

    #147194
    chicowalker
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    Hunters didn’t really “earn” the twists in the finale :lol: but fuck it, entertaining enough show.  My bar is low these days

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    #147197
    Lebron
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    I have a couple episodes left on Hunters.  Good idea and Dylan Baker is killing me.  That opening scene of the series was mind-blowing.  I think the show suffers a bit from extraneous characters and storylines – like the kid’s buddies and the girl across the street.  Not adding anything.  Or the FBI agent and her girlfriend.  Zip.  Or the one Hunter that ends up leaving, why bother with her at all then?  I’m terrible with character names if that isn’t evident.  The married couple, the husband character in particular.  Same thing, what was the point really?  The Pacino interrogation scene with the FBI agent was classic screaming Al.  It’s entertaining though.  Depressing but entertaining.  The flashback scenes to the concentration camps are well done.

    I think I might get into that Zero Zero Zero (maybe added one extra ‘zero’) limited series on Amazon, the one about tracing drug shipments.  Also looks depressing as hell but I’m a sucker.  And being a sucker for film noire detective in LA shit, that Perry Mason series on HBO could be solid or totally blow, but I’m all in.  Love that shit.

    #147232
    chicowalker
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    Best description/criticism of the uneveness of Hunters’ tone- the scenes w/Nazis are like Inglorious Basterds, the scenes w/the hunters are like Munich, the flashback scenes are like Schindler’s list.  I’m dumbing it down a bit but essentially that.  I agree, just not bothered by it.

    #147233
    Lebron
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    That’s a good breakdown actually.  I didn’t get the kidnapping of the one guy, like why did they choose him of all people?  Maybe some Axis Power thing.  And the Dylan Baker character, I get he’s on the run but why would a Nazi try to hide in the Soviet Union?

    #147234
    Lebron
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    Homeland finale was putting that show out of its misery.  The random Damien Lewis from like 8 storylines ago.  Or Carrie’s sister showing up at Sauls for a random 3 line scene.  Or Saul’s sister who was in one episode of the entire series. How does that even work, hey come in and read 2 or 3 lines from a character you played years ago?  Do you even act anymore?  To avoid the admin hassle can we just pay you in gift cards?

    #147238
    chicowalker
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    Anyone read The Plot Against America? Enjoyed the show but due to it’s relative brevity (6 hours) it seems like a lot of source material was compressed/ignored

    #147256
    Yahtzee
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    Anyone read The Plot Against America? Enjoyed the show but due to it’s relative brevity (6 hours) it seems like a lot of source material was compressed/ignored

    I did but so long ago that I don’t remember the details. Happy to look up something.

    #147257
    Yahtzee
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    #147259
    Gimp
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    I have a couple episodes left on Hunters. Good idea and Dylan Baker is killing me. That opening scene of the series was mind-blowing. I think the show suffers a bit from extraneous characters and storylines – like the kid’s buddies and the girl across the street. Not adding anything. Or the FBI agent and her girlfriend. Zip. Or the one Hunter that ends up leaving, why bother with her at all then? I’m terrible with character names if that isn’t evident. The married couple, the husband character in particular. Same thing, what was the point really? The Pacino interrogation scene with the FBI agent was classic screaming Al. It’s entertaining though. Depressing but entertaining. The flashback scenes to the concentration camps are well done.

    I think I might get into that Zero Zero Zero (maybe added one extra ‘zero’) limited series on Amazon, the one about tracing drug shipments. Also looks depressing as hell but I’m a sucker. And being a sucker for film noire detective in LA shit, that Perry Mason series on HBO could be solid or totally blow, but I’m all in. Love that shit.

    I found Zero Zero Zero good, but not great.  Probably lasted an episode linger than it needed to.  Well made, with some outstanding performances.

    #147267
    Lebron
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    Started Zero Zero Zero last night then got interrupted.

    Plot Against America – same here in that I read it a long time ago, however the main thing that I found differing was the end.  As I recall in the book FDR won the election, in the tv series they added a destruction of ballots and leaving it up in the air who won the election ending.  The story itself was also told from Philip’s POV but in the series I never got that feeling.  It was a more telling a story.  Given the ending and the POV and other stuff, I may have liked the series better.

    #147283
    thatsnotwhatisaid
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    I liked Dispatches from Elsewhere alot.  Your mileage may vary.  Although I think the last episode was the worst episode.

    #147301
    Miserable Fellow
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    Really enjoying What We Do In the Shadows. I liked the movies and had heard that the TV adaptation was also good, and I finally started in on it in its second season. It’s a vampire version of The Office, basically.

    #147327
    chicowalker
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    Big fan as well Miz.  Never saw the movie (no good reason) but the format lends itself well to TV

     

    loved the Colin Robinson “I’m not sure what my deal is..” Audience surrogate!

    #147330
    Humphrey
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    Homeland finale was putting that show out of its misery. The random Damien Lewis from like 8 storylines ago. Or Carrie’s sister showing up at Sauls for a random 3 line scene. Or Saul’s sister who was in one episode of the entire series. How does that even work, hey come in and read 2 or 3 lines from a character you played years ago? Do you even act anymore? To avoid the admin hassle can we just pay you in gift cards?

    Saul: “You haven’t seen your daughter? Why’d you come back to DC, then?”. Maybe because the FBI arrested me? Not to mention suddenly Saul gives a shit about Carrie’s daughter; if he did he would have put her on a plane home from Germany instead of sending her to Afghanistan.

    Also, she walks out of Saul’s house and, poof, she’s in Israel; which is a 13 hour flight.

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