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Post by McNutt » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:18 pm

Do you really fast forward through entire subplots? I've never done that, but maybe I would have liked The Sopranos more if I had. So long, Dr. Melfi.

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Post by Moliere » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:02 pm

McNutt wrote:Do you really fast forward through entire subplots? I've never done that, but maybe I would have liked The Sopranos more if I had. So long, Dr. Melfi.
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Post by McNutt » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:10 pm

Serious question - sometimes crappy subplots have important tie ins later on. Do you go back and watch them, read up on them, or just accept that you missed out on it?

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McNutt wrote:Do you really fast forward through entire subplots? I've never done that, but maybe I would have liked The Sopranos more if I had. So long, Dr. Melfi.
What?! The scenes with Dr. Melfi were great! That relationship was the heartbeat of the show. (the mob stuff was cool too)

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Post by Moliere » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:05 pm

McNutt wrote:Serious question - sometimes crappy subplots have important tie ins later on. Do you go back and watch them, read up on them, or just accept that you missed out on it?
Not usually. Too many things in the queue. If it was important enough I will hear about it in a random article or OO thread.
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Post by tgb » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:08 pm

How are you guys who have cut the cable managing to skip commercials? I find myself forced to watch more ads now than I ever did when I relied on DirecTV and a DVR.
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Post by stessier » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:16 pm

Where are you watching shows that show commercials? I don't use Hulu because they have unskippable ones. Netflix and Amazon are commercial free. HBO Now has something right at the beginning, but it is self promotion that I don't find too objectionable.
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Post by tgb » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:25 pm

stessier wrote:Where are you watching shows that show commercials? I don't use Hulu because they have unskippable ones. Netflix and Amazon are commercial free. HBO Now has something right at the beginning, but it is self promotion that I don't find too objectionable.
I pay a couple of dollars extra to get Hulu commercial-free, but just about every network available via Sling has unskippable commercials
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Post by stessier » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:28 pm

Ahhh, for networks, I'm OTA with a Tivo DVR.
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Post by McNutt » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:38 pm

Captain Caveman wrote:
McNutt wrote:Do you really fast forward through entire subplots? I've never done that, but maybe I would have liked The Sopranos more if I had. So long, Dr. Melfi.
What?! The scenes with Dr. Melfi were great! That relationship was the heartbeat of the show. (the mob stuff was cool too)
I know that was the center of the show and was pretty well done. I just found it really boring. Of course I thought the Sopranos had entire seasons that were boring, so keep that in mind. When it was great it was great. It just wasn't great most of the time.

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Post by Jeff V » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:31 am

tgb wrote:Anyone else check out American Playboy? It's the Hef story told in a weird mix of documentary footage and re-enactments.

It's ok, but I'll be watching it for the articles.
Wife and I watched it all over the past few weeks. I thought it was really well done and speaking of articles, I think I'd be interested in a book that rounds up all of the culturally or historically significant articles and interviews they published over the years. Some of the history I remember because Playboy was always big news here; a lot of it was before my time and no less fascinating.

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Post by Jeff V » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:56 am

Thanks, it's the ones from the '60's I'm most interested in, when the magazine was very much embroiled in the cultural revolution.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:15 pm

Snow Crash, Lazarus, Ringworld
Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash is one of the great unadapted novels of modern science fiction, right up there with its granddaddy in the cyberpunk genre, William Gibson’s Neuromancer. Given how screen-ready some of Snow Crash’s most famous sequences are, though—most notably, the high-speed, action-heavy pizza delivery chase that opens the novel—it’s honestly kind of baffling that directors have never managed to get a handle on Stephenson’s world of katana-wielding pizza guys, nuke-toting motorcyclists, and virtual reality paradise. The closest Hollywood’s gotten to date is Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Ready Player One, especially since Ernest Cline’s reference-addicted original novel cribs heavily from Stephenson’s virtual worlds.

That might all be about to change, though; Variety reports that Amazon has started development on a Snow Crash TV series, with Ant Man writer Joe Cornish and Back To The Future producer Frank Marshall shepherding the show to the screen. The series is part of an aggressive new push from the online streamer, which recently announced its intentions to find its “own” Game Of Thrones.

To that end, Amazon also tapped two other well-known authors for projects today. First up: comics author Greg Rucka, whose book Lazarus is also being adapted. Set in a dystopian near future, the book centers on 16 warring families who control humanity, and the one-person kill squads they use to exert their will.

The company also announced an adaptation of Larry Niven’s Ringworld, which might actually put Snow Crash to shame on the “unadaptable” scale, what with all the long, quasi-philosophical conversations, elaborate CGI demands, and lurid alien sex it features. The book—part of Niven’s “Known Space” series—centers on two humans sent by mysterious alien to explore the titular structure, a massive, dangerous ring-like structure surrounding a distant star.
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Post by Jeff V » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:58 pm

Oooh, I look forward to seeing what they do with Ringworld. Getting the myriad of aliens plausibly portrayed will be a challenge (especially the puppeteers). Maybe I'll give it a re-read...the last few books flat when I read them -- could be because I was far removed from reading the original story. The first two were really good though.
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:24 am

Mr. Robot continues to be fantastic, if a little hard to follow. I'm not sure I've ever seen anything from a TV series that blurs the lines of reality so well, especially with regards to an actual psychological disorder. Wow. Powerful stuff (so far, Season 2).

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Post by Moliere » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:16 pm

Bosch Season 4 available on April 13.

I'm also interested in Red State among a few others available this month.
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Post by tjg_marantz » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:10 pm

The Looming Tower on Amazon Prime (Hulu in the US?). I'm binging this thing and it's really really good. The dysfunction of the relationship between branches of government leading up to 9/11 is on full display. Not too hard to imagine it's pretty accurate...
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Post by Max Peck » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:27 am

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We have threads for Netflix, so here's one for Amazon's tv and film production.

Variety
A new “Jack Ryan” series, starring John Krasinski, has landed a series greenlight at Amazon with a 10-episode order, Variety has learned.

Based on Tom Clancy’s iconic CIA character, the modernized series, described as a reinvention of the classic story, hails from Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland who shepherded the adaptation.

Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross, Mace Neufeld and Lindsey Springer are also exec producing. The series hails from Paramount and Skydance Television.
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The new take on “Jack Ryan” landed at Amazon in late 2015 with a promising series commitment, instead of their typical pilot-testing strategy. Krasinski was cast this April, further pushing the hot project along toward a series order.

“Jack Ryan” will shoot in the U.S., Europe and Africa. No premiere date has been set.
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Post by RunningMn9 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:56 pm

I’ve watched five episodes I think. I don’t hate it.


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Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:44 pm

I think I've watched three episodes. It's by the numbers and not (at least yet) in any way surprising, but it's entertaining enough.

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Post by Hamlet3145 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:44 pm

Jim from The Office vs terrorists is a perfectly fine way to pass an hour. Not amazing, but not bad either.

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Post by mori » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:26 pm

I thought Jim was a rather poor choice for an action figure, but he was pretty good in 13 Hours, so I think I could believe him in this role.

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Post by tjg_marantz » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:44 am

Watched one episode yesterday and we watched the remaining 7 today. That's a binge for ya.

We both liked it very much. It's a fun ride. A little formulaic for sure but still good action fare.
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Post by hepcat » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:21 pm

Oh man, I’m in.
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hepcat wrote:
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Oh man, I’m in.
So very much this!
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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:37 pm

No more teaser, now a full trailer:


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Post by Remus West » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:42 pm

When does this start? I want to watch it now. NOW!
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Figured I should share for Hepcat: Murder She Wrote coming to Amazon Prime video starting 4/1 (no joke).


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Post by Pyperkub » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:40 pm

Has anyone watched Hanna? I just finished the Umbrella Academy on Netflix and was thinking about starting it.
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Post by rittchard » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:58 pm

Pyperkub wrote:
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Has anyone watched Hanna? I just finished the Umbrella Academy on Netflix and was thinking about starting it.
I thought it didn't officially start until tomorrow (29th).

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Post by Pyperkub » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:23 pm

rittchard wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:58 pm
Pyperkub wrote:
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Has anyone watched Hanna? I just finished the Umbrella Academy on Netflix and was thinking about starting it.
I thought it didn't officially start until tomorrow (29th).
Maybe, wasn't paying attention. I think ep 1 was available early however.
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Post by Xmann » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:57 pm

I watched the 1st episode after the Super Bowl. I think it was a one night thing.

Really liked it and looking forward to the season.

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Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Tue May 21, 2019 2:40 pm

Has anyone else watched season 2 of Fleabag? It (and the entire show, for that matter) is brilliant.

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Post by tjg_marantz » Mon May 27, 2019 12:04 pm

Yeah, posted about it in some other thread. Absolutely loved, loved it. So funny and cringey and adorable and all the feels.
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Post by JCC » Mon May 27, 2019 5:16 pm

Fleabag season 2 was just awesome - definitely better than the first season IMO. I'm sad it's over as apparently there won't be any more made.

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