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iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 6, 2022 9:59 AM

Haven’t heard of The Old Man, might need to check it out.

The Bear on Hulu is a good watch, something different. 

33,369 posts 125 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 6, 2022 10:05 AM

Terminal List was really solid. Felt like the Pelican Brief, Bourne, John Wick all into 1. The flashbacks were solid foundation, but thought they did too many of them -- literally my only complaint (aside from the unrealistic stuff like only sending 7 seals after him when they had his location and not the entire military).

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 30 reps Joined Oct 2010
Wed, Jul 6, 2022 8:21 PM

Stranger Things season 4 was very solid.  I don’t watch a lot of tv, but this show’s been great.

33,369 posts 125 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 6, 2022 8:32 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

Stranger Things season 4 was very solid.  I don’t watch a lot of tv, but this show’s been great.

1 and 4 were tremendous. 2 and 3 were fine. But the way they tied it all together in 4 made 2-3 look even better in hindsight.


jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 45 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jul 7, 2022 3:56 PM
posted by geeblock

I also liked the Terminal List.

Also watching:

Orrville

Star Trek New worlds

The Old Man

The Challenge All Starts

Top Chef

Finished OBI WAN 

Animal Kingdom.


I enjoy all of these 

Pretty similar list...


Currently in the middle of...

Big Brother

The Challenge

Terminal List (actually really well done, 2 episodes left)

Stranger Things 4

Orrville Season 4 (or whatever the new season is)

The Santa Clarita Diet (weirdly not bad)

The Old Man (also pretty good)

Ms. Marvel

Couple cooking shows with youngest son and wife (Master Chef, and some other one)

Star Trek Discovery (newest season)


Just Finished

Obi Wan


Up next when I finish more:

Star Trek: Picard Season 2

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds



jmog Senior Member
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Thu, Jul 7, 2022 3:57 PM
posted by iclfan2

Haven’t heard of The Old Man, might need to check it out.

The Bear on Hulu is a good watch, something different. 

The Old Man is really good, I am only 1.5 episodes in.

jmog Senior Member
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Thu, Jul 7, 2022 3:58 PM
posted by Laley23

Terminal List was really solid. Felt like the Pelican Brief, Bourne, John Wick all into 1. The flashbacks were solid foundation, but thought they did too many of them -- literally my only complaint (aside from the unrealistic stuff like only sending 7 seals after him when they had his location and not the entire military).

I kind of like how the flashbacks keep you in "real time" trying to figure out if he is delusional or if this is really happening for at least half of the season until it starts to play out.

jmog Senior Member
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Thu, Jul 7, 2022 3:59 PM
posted by birddog23

I binged the Terminal List this weekend and really liked it. Not your typical shoot em up, kill em military man gone rogue. Some neat story writing and plot twists.

Started The Old Man and am impressed already halfway into episode 1.

Same with both, really enjoying both, just a couple episodes left in The Terminal List and only a couple in to Old Man. I would give them both an 8 or 9/10 so far.

33,369 posts 125 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jul 7, 2022 4:30 PM
posted by jmog

I kind of like how the flashbacks keep you in "real time" trying to figure out if he is delusional or if this is really happening for at least half of the season until it starts to play out.

That's a good point. They didnt start to bother (that's the wrong word, but I don't have a better one) me until later on when the plot was known on if he was going crazy or had been set-up. And when they started to get longer and longer -- but that also plays to how great the action was. I just wanted to be in those scenes longer and flashbacks took away.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Thu, Jul 7, 2022 5:40 PM

I’m really not trying to make this political, but look it up Terminal List on rotten tomatoes. It’s crazy. Critics believe 40% and actual users above 90%. Wtf

geeblock Member
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Thu, Jul 7, 2022 8:09 PM
posted by jmog

Same with both, really enjoying both, just a couple episodes left in The Terminal List and only a couple in to Old Man. I would give them both an 8 or 9/10 so far.

The old man is getting really good 3 episodes in. I highly rec


jmog Senior Member
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Thu, Jul 7, 2022 8:57 PM
posted by iclfan2

I’m really not trying to make this political, but look it up Terminal List on rotten tomatoes. It’s crazy. Critics believe 40% and actual users above 90%. Wtf

It’s one of the better series I have seen in awhile.


No wonder the “critics” give it a low score.


BRF Senior Member
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Thu, Jul 7, 2022 10:02 PM
posted by geeblock

Finished OBI WAN 


I really enjoyed that. 
friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Thu, Jul 7, 2022 10:22 PM
posted by iclfan2

I’m really not trying to make this political, but look it up Terminal List on rotten tomatoes. It’s crazy. Critics believe 40% and actual users above 90%. Wtf

What do you mean by political? I noticed the same thing. Everyone here, myself included, seems to like it. But it’s gotten a lot of average to below-average reviews elsewhere. 


gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 109 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jul 11, 2022 3:46 PM

Better Call Saul comes back tonight.

Any theories on what happens with Kim?  I don't remember much, if any, mention of her in Breaking Bad.  I've always assumed she gets killed.

33,369 posts 125 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jul 11, 2022 3:50 PM

I think they have played all the cards they have to play in regards to surprise. We know who makes it to the next edition (Breaking Bad).

But, Walt and Jessie being major characters these final episodes might mean they are going to overlap a bit allowing for some of the plots in Breaking Bad to overlap with the Saul universe perspective. 

...that said, Kim has to die. It's that or being written in a spectacular way that we don't wonder about her during BB, which I don't think they can pull off?

sportchampps Senior Member
7,527 posts 35 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jul 11, 2022 7:44 PM

The Bear is great on Hulu

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 45 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jul 11, 2022 10:02 PM

Finished Terminal List. 9/10, great series all around 

kizer permanente Senior Member
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Mon, Jul 11, 2022 10:10 PM
posted by Laley23

I think they have played all the cards they have to play in regards to surprise. We know who makes it to the next edition (Breaking Bad).

But, Walt and Jessie being major characters these final episodes might mean they are going to overlap a bit allowing for some of the plots in Breaking Bad to overlap with the Saul universe perspective. 

...that said, Kim has to die. It's that or being written in a spectacular way that we don't wonder about her during BB, which I don't think they can pull off?

What if Kim used the same service Walt and Saul used? Obviously Jimmy knows about it. 


gut Senior Member
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Tue, Jul 12, 2022 1:12 AM
posted by kizer permanente

What if Kim used the same service Walt and Saul used? Obviously Jimmy knows about it. 


The question is why would she do that?

I thought, outside chance, WitSec but that's off the table after tonight's episode.

Although, to your point, while I think that's really weak [story-wise] it's plausible and would make sense.

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