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Post by Drazzil » Fri May 31, 2019 12:20 am

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Has anyone else watched season 2 of Fleabag? It (and the entire show, for that matter) is brilliant.
I watched an episode and was turned off. The woman comes off as unlikable.

Good Omens is out today and has taken my interest.
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Post by Daveman » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:06 am

Watched 1 and a half episodes of Good Omens so far. I haven't read the book but am really enjoying it so far, with one exception... the narration. Much too overdone and just jarring to me. I was hoping it would taper off after the first episode and initial setup but it's still here in episode 2.

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Post by Drazzil » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:17 am

Daveman wrote:
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Watched 1 and a half episodes of Good Omens so far. I haven't read the book but am really enjoying it so far, with one exception... the narration. Much too overdone and just jarring to me. I was hoping it would taper off after the first episode and initial setup but it's still here in episode 2.
I'm also not a fan of the narration. It's very well done, just not a fan.
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Daveman wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:06 am
Watched 1 and a half episodes of Good Omens so far. I haven't read the book but am really enjoying it so far, with one exception... the narration. Much too overdone and just jarring to me. I was hoping it would taper off after the first episode and initial setup but it's still here in episode 2.
I'm also not a fan of the narration. It's very well done, just not a fan.
I think it's their way of adding in the "voice" of the book to keep that Pratchett/Gaiman flavor. I've been ok with it so far though I keep expecting it to lead off with 'The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say about Armageddon..."

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Post by hepcat » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:05 pm

I’m also fine with the narration. It’s Frances McDormand, for crying out loud. She can do no wrong.
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Post by JCC » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:31 pm

I'm half way through and think it's a riot. There's defintely WAY less narration after the first episode - not that I had any issue with it.

There's a ton of people in front of and behind the cameras from Doctor Who involved with this show. That's generally true of a lot of British shows (and this is way more British than it is American) but it's ridiculously true in this show's case.

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Post by JCC » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:19 pm

Finished Good Omens. Just superb. Loved it. I will have to go read the book now.

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Post by hepcat » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:06 pm

While the narration doesn’t bother me, Tennant’s overly emphasized swagger does.
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hepcat wrote:
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While the narration doesn’t bother me, Tennant’s overly emphasized swagger does.
I love Tennant's swagger.
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Post by hepcat » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:44 pm

Okay, Crowley in the church during WWII made me laugh. Tennant was hilarious in that scene.
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Okay, Crowley in the church during WWII made me laugh. Tennant was hilarious in that scene.
Yup.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:55 pm

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YouTube is officially back on Fire TV devices starting today, almost a year and a half after Google pulled the app as part of a lengthy fight with Amazon. Additionally, Amazon’s Prime Video streaming is also launching today with support for Chromecast and more widespread Android TV devices, just as the two companies promised earlier this year.

According to Amazon, the YouTube app will be available on the following devices: the Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, along with Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs.
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Amazon promises that more Fire TV devices will be getting the YouTube app “in the coming months,” along with support for YouTube Kids and the live YouTube TV service that’s set to release later this year.
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Post by hepcat » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:21 pm

Now if they'd just make a Shudder channel app for android tv, i'd be happy. :x
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Post by hepcat » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:56 pm

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Did you side load the apk from the version available for mobile devices? Because according to every search I've made it ain't available for android tv.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:08 pm

I just checked the website from my work machine. The tv is the only Android device I have. And now the site is saying that it's not compatible with the tv.

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Post by hepcat » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:10 pm

Yeah, it's been a thorn in my side for a while. You can subscribe to it via the Amazon Prime Video app, but you won't get the live channel (hence no live Joe Bob, which is the biggest draw for me), and you have to put up with their crappy interface. I do have a roku that I kept after I made the jump to the Shield TV (which I love), but it's annoying to have to switch between ecosystems for one channel. I'd rather free up the HDMI port and just have it all on my Shield.

Ah, first world problems, am'i'right?

edit: As mentioned above, the Amazon Prime Video app doesn't allow for the live shudder channel, and it requires a different subscription than the shudder channel so they keep you in the amazon billing system. The other service has the same issues. Plus, they both have really, really shitty interfaces. I would rather not go through another service to get to shudder. And since they have an app for everything BUT android tv practically, it just makes little sense.
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