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  • Fri, Nov 8, 2019 9:16 AM

    2 episodes into Jack Ryan S2. Typical spy show, but I love them all. It’s a genre that was never grow old for me.

    Fri, Nov 8, 2019 9:22 AM
    posted by geeblock

    Started a few new shows this week on the firestick so I'm not sure what network they air on.

     

    Primal- this is a cartoon that has no talking.  It is about a caveman who is befriended by a T-Rex and they try together to survive.  Its really good surprisingly.

    War of the Worlds- Two different remakes were released recently both are from UK/France.  One is set in the 1800's and one is set  in 2019.  I enjoy both.

    See- This stars Jason Momoa(sp?) from aquaman/GOT- About a world where everyone has been blind for centuries.  I watched the first two episodes, I like sci-fi so I enjoy it and will keep watching.

    Watchmen-  I had to google a little more about the comic to catch on but I think i will stick it out.  I have to Ffwd at times cause they get a little dramatic and slow at times.

    Just finished

    The Boys- I almost gave up on it but i'm glad i didnt, turned out to be pretty good.

    I want to watch this show.

    We have one episode left of Stranger Things Part 3. I've really enjoyed this season.

    Fri, Nov 8, 2019 12:51 PM
    posted by CenterBHSFan

    It's interesting to me how we always seem to be polar opposites with AHS lol! I've been 50/50 on this season; some of the episodes I've appreciated and some of them I haven't. Last nights episode to me was "meh"
    I think the problem that I have is shorter episodes and shorter seasons which makes too many things happen too fast and/or glossed over. I just can't seem to get drawn in with many of the characters because of this. 

    HA. I'm caught up now and I'm also meh on this short season. It has had its moments and twists, but the backhalf of the season so far has not been great even with some of the guest stars. 

    Mayans finished up the other night. It is a pretty damn good replacement for Sons of Anarchy. Hits all the major notes. 

    Mon, Nov 11, 2019 3:21 PM
    posted by Laley23

    2 episodes into Jack Ryan S2. Typical spy show, but I love them all. It’s a genre that was never grow old for me.

    I watched Jim Halpert play Ryan for Season 1, and liked it. Will have to start watching season 2.

    Mon, Nov 11, 2019 5:25 PM
    posted by jmog

    I watched Jim Halpert play Ryan for Season 1, and liked it. Will have to start watching season 2.

    Just finished. S2 > S1 imo. Got away from the cliche terrorist plot, and it seemed better and well thought out to me. I liked the conflict angle of this season,

    Tue, Nov 12, 2019 8:32 AM

    Godfather of Harlem starring Forest whitiker playing bumpy johnson  is really good  9/10 kind of a sapranos/boardwalk empire feel to it.  

    Tue, Nov 12, 2019 1:26 PM

    The Mandalorian on Disney+, definitely a must see if you are a Star Wars fan.

    Tue, Nov 12, 2019 1:34 PM
    posted by geeblock

    Godfather of Harlem starring Forest whitiker playing bumpy johnson  is really good  9/10 kind of a sapranos/boardwalk empire feel to it.  

    Might have to look into it. What Laley said about spy shows is how I feel about gangster stuff. Also thinking about watching Gomorrah at some time. Watched the move that is unrelated to the show, other than being based on the book about a real-life Italian crime syndicate and its feuding clans, and while it's uneven, a bit crowded for 2 hours and has a couple boring sub-plots, it did have enough potential to make me want to watch the show, at least for a while.

    Fri, Nov 22, 2019 9:50 AM

    Finished the final season of The Man In The High Castle  10/10 they really wrapped it up nicely.

    Finished Jack Ryan Season 2 9/10  great show.  

    Fri, Nov 22, 2019 11:07 AM

    Rewatching Breaking Bad.

    Fri, Nov 22, 2019 12:45 PM
    posted by geeblock

    Finished the final season of The Man In The High Castle  10/10 they really wrapped it up nicely.

    Finished Jack Ryan Season 2 9/10  great show.  

    I still need to try to get through Season 3.

    Sun, Dec 1, 2019 8:12 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Just finished. S2 > S1 imo. Got away from the cliche terrorist plot, and it seemed better and well thought out to me. I liked the conflict angle of this season,

    I finished it today. Meh, 7/10. The way season 1 ended with him getting the offer to head to Russia, that is where I thought this season would play out with all the spycraft. Instead it was like a redux of Clear and Present Danger, but they just combined John Clark's character with Ryan's. 

    It was a fine season, but the last two episodes were so far unrealistic, I was out. Jack Ryan is not Jason Bourne, he is a spy and a bureaucrat. Some of the best things about books and the movies was the interplay of the different parts of the high levels of the CIA. We got none of that this season. 

    Hopefully, it turns into more of a spy show instead of just another special ops shootem up show. 

    I'll start Man in the High Castle next week. I finished season 2 of Peaky Blinders and love it.  

    Fri, Dec 20, 2019 7:51 AM

    Finished Season 2 of Man in the High Castle. Love it. This became John Smith's show and I loved how they focused on his struggle and his family. The scenes in the train car with his wife were brutal as they had to face with all their past history. The rest of the stories were fine, but the show was great when it focused on John and Helen's story. 

    Fri, Dec 20, 2019 5:15 PM

    I've enjoyed the Mandalorian so far.  Much darker and violent than I expected - pretty consistent with the movies in that regard, but not what I expected coming out of the Disney network.

    Pedro Pascal deserves at least an emmy nomination for his work.  The fact it's so good with him dominating screen time tells you how excellent he's been - and we've not even seen his face.  He's really outstanding.

    Fri, Dec 20, 2019 5:33 PM
    posted by gut

    I've enjoyed the Mandalorian so far.  Much darker and violent than I expected - pretty consistent with the movies in that regard, but not what I expected coming out of the Disney network.

    Pedro Pascal deserves at least an emmy nomination for his work.  The fact it's so good with him dominating screen time tells you how excellent he's been - and we've not even seen his face.  He's really outstanding.

    I’m 99% sure he just read lines in a sound booth. 

    And they need to introduce a plot. Star Wars geeks will watch regardless, but episodic vs serialized will lose casual fans real quick.

    Fri, Dec 20, 2019 6:16 PM
    posted by Laley23

    I’m 99% sure he just read lines in a sound booth.

    I guess that would make sense, but most of what I quickly googled seems to indicate, yes, he's actually wearing the armor.  Also, not a voice-only credit and no one else is credited as The Mandalorian.  I could be way off base, but it seems to me it's a lot tougher to act wearing a mask.

    As for serial vs. episodic, episodic with 5-10 minutes of an overarching plot/mystery is a pretty popular and successful formula.  I can see they might lose viewers because they haven't revealed enough of that larger plot, but we still have 1 episode left.

    Sat, Dec 21, 2019 7:35 AM

    Watched a few episodes of The Witcher. Really like it so far. Gives me a GoT vibe, lots of stuff going on, need to always be paying attention or you'll get a bit lost.

    Sat, Dec 21, 2019 9:30 AM

    I love Mando. The last episode was probably the best one so far. But, to me it is like a Western. Sure, there is an overarching story, but it is a new adventure show each episode and I'm good with that if it means we get to explore more of the Star Wars galaxy. 

    Sat, Dec 21, 2019 11:53 AM
    posted by gut

    I guess that would make sense, but most of what I quickly googled seems to indicate, yes, he's actually wearing the armor.  Also, not a voice-only credit and no one else is credited as The Mandalorian.  I could be way off base, but it seems to me it's a lot tougher to act wearing a mask.

    As for serial vs. episodic, episodic with 5-10 minutes of an overarching plot/mystery is a pretty popular and successful formula.  I can see they might lose viewers because they haven't revealed enough of that larger plot, but we still have 1 episode left.

    I think he acted it out, but he speaks too clearly to be speaking while acting. I’d assume he acts and then voices over his lines. A lot of them seem that way also, as the delivery and sound don’t quite match the action of the character.

    Not saying he doesn’t deserve credit, just wanted to point it out. 

    Sat, Dec 21, 2019 2:16 PM
    posted by Rotinaj

    Watched a few episodes of The Witcher. Really like it so far. Gives me a GoT vibe, lots of stuff going on, need to always be paying attention or you'll get a bit lost.

    That's one I want to get to sometime, if for no other reason than that I've played all three games. Well, technically, I'm still playing the 3rd, as I haven't gotten through its two expansions yet. But the world did seem to be that sort of grimdark medieval place where everyone is a scheming asshole, which is what I liked most about GoT, particularly in its earlier seasons.

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