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Late to the game, I know, but we just started Ozark, and I just started Community. I'm not really into sitcoms, but I'd heard so much about Community that I thought I'd give it a try. Turns out it's just the light comedic remedy I needed to combat the rest of 2020. Ozark, well . . . not light, but awesome so far. Although I can't get past the thought that this is what George Michael did once he finally got away from the rest of the Bluths.

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So, I finished it tonight, and I actually really liked this season. It was a nice change of setting, as I was getting tired of her constant blackouts. After last season, I'd wondered where it would go as they seemed to have written her into a corner.

Although one thing that really confused me with the season finale was her hair color. All throughout the season, she had blonde hair and they'd even dedicated part of an episode to explain her transition, and yet during the last episode she's back to her old hair color and they barely even notice or question her why she's not looking like a different person, and compounding that confusion was the blackout they'd started the episode with. Rather sloppy writing if you ask me.
Well, (and Rumpy and I are getting spoilery here so beware) we found out in the last episode that she was STILL having blackouts but she (and we) were just not just made aware of them until late in the season. I am not as upset over the non-reaction of the family to her hair color change though I do think it would have made sense for someone in the family (particularly her lover) to drop a quick comment about it.

I am a little more upset about Marcella running off with the baby at the end. Given she is still batshit crazy, I can't think of a worse candidate to take mothership of the poor child. I advise that baby not to cry too much. I would have had the baby's mother survive.

I still hope they have a season 4, but I am not sure where they go with Marcella from here - but then again that might be a good thing!

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Well, (and Rumpy and I are getting spoilery here so beware) we found out in the last episode that she was STILL having blackouts but she (and we) were just not just made aware of them until late in the season. I am not as upset over the non-reaction of the family to her hair color change though I do think it would have made sense for someone in the family (particularly her lover) to drop a quick comment about it.
Ohh yeah, I guess I should have spoilered that. I forget who it was, but someone did make an offhand comment, to the effect of "What happened to you?" But it didn't quite feel like enough for someone who spent their entire time with a particular hair color, with a family that doesn't fully trust her. It should have trickled down into looking into her background much sooner than it had.

With the baby, I agree. Although I think the writer's plan was to have it be a parallel to what she had lost. She'll probably do her best to hang on to it while social services comes knocking, and that's probably going to be season 4 in a nutshell.
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I really enjoyed all of the songs in Eurovision and love Rachel McAdams.
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Only watched about 1/2 of the first episode on lunch, but Nuns with Guns by Dunn looks fun!
A young woman wakes up in a morgue and finds she now carries an embedded divine object in her back in Warrior Nun, a forthcoming fantasy drama from Netflix, based on the comic series by Ben Dunn. Not only has the divine brought her back from the dead, but she now has superpowers and a new mission to fight hell on Earth.

The first issue in the manga-style comic book series, "Warrior Nun Areala," debuted in 1994. The series features Sister Shannon Masters, a modern-day crusader for the Catholic Church's (fictional) Order of the Cruciform Sword. In the series mythology, the Order dates back to 1066, when a young Valkyrie woman named Auria converted to Christianity. Renamed Areala, she selects a new avatar every generation to carry on her mission of battling the agents of hell. Sister Shannon is the Chosen One. It's like Buffy the Vampire Slayer got religion.
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I saw the entire first episode and liked it enough to keep going. But first, Hamilton. :D
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I really enjoyed all of the songs in Eurovision and love Rachel McAdams.
It’s fun, but it’s no Talladega Nights. It did make me realize that Dan Stevens can do anything. Man that guy is talented.
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Only watched about 1/2 of the first episode on lunch, but Nuns with Guns by Dunn looks fun!
A young woman wakes up in a morgue and finds she now carries an embedded divine object in her back in Warrior Nun, a forthcoming fantasy drama from Netflix, based on the comic series by Ben Dunn. Not only has the divine brought her back from the dead, but she now has superpowers and a new mission to fight hell on Earth.

The first issue in the manga-style comic book series, "Warrior Nun Areala," debuted in 1994. The series features Sister Shannon Masters, a modern-day crusader for the Catholic Church's (fictional) Order of the Cruciform Sword. In the series mythology, the Order dates back to 1066, when a young Valkyrie woman named Auria converted to Christianity. Renamed Areala, she selects a new avatar every generation to carry on her mission of battling the agents of hell. Sister Shannon is the Chosen One. It's like Buffy the Vampire Slayer got religion.
I bailed in the middle of episode one out of boredom. I don't need back to back nun fighting to capture my interest but it's not grabbing me so far. But it could be a pilot episode thing and I'm willing to give the concept of fighting nuns a chance for a few more episodes. Other things are crowding it out for the moment like season 1 of The Politician and season 2 of Hanna on that other streaming service is starting up.
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hepcat wrote:
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I really enjoyed all of the songs in Eurovision and love Rachel McAdams.
It’s fun, but it’s no Talladega Nights.
And that's a good thing!
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stessier wrote:
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I really enjoyed all of the songs in Eurovision and love Rachel McAdams.
It’s fun, but it’s no Talladega Nights.
And that's a good thing!
You didn't want Eurovision to be funny? :?
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I wasn't aware any of Will Ferrell's movies were meant to be funny....
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I wasn't aware any of Will Ferrell's movies were meant to be funny....
Elf is by far my favorite of his. I've determined in just not his demographic. I've also seen Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, and Eurovision. Eurovision was my second favorite because of the music. I found anytime they weren't in competition to be pretty boring though.
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Give Stranger than Fiction a try.


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I was being a curmudgeon... but I'd gladly give another of his comedy-comedies a try if you guys attest to its hilariousness, at least as far as de gustibus non est disputandum. I've just never seen a trailer for one of his comedies that struck me as more amusing than stupid.

I've actually seen Stranger than Fiction, and I remember enjoying it. I also liked Everything Must Go and Elf. But I viewed the former two as being dramas first. (And as a dramatic actor, I find him appealing.)
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Yeah, Stranger Than Fiction is my favourite of his, mostly because he's not playing his usual Will Ferrell. I'd call that the Robin Williams method, of a comedian venturing into different genres, and I wish more comedians would do that as I find it helps them grow as actors. Too many comedians, I feel, get stuck in a rut of doing the same thing/similar roles and need to expand their horizons. He needs to do more dramas as it's quite clear he has the chops, but he keeps falling back on his comedies.
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stessier wrote:
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I wasn't aware any of Will Ferrell's movies were meant to be funny....
Elf is by far my favorite of his. I've determined in just not his demographic. I've also seen Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, and Eurovision. Eurovision was my second favorite because of the music. I found anytime they weren't in competition to be pretty boring though.
Since I like the actual Eurovision and watch it every year, I supposed I should check out this movie.

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Only watched about 1/2 of the first episode on lunch, but Nuns with Guns by Dunn looks fun!
A young woman wakes up in a morgue and finds she now carries an embedded divine object in her back in Warrior Nun, a forthcoming fantasy drama from Netflix, based on the comic series by Ben Dunn. Not only has the divine brought her back from the dead, but she now has superpowers and a new mission to fight hell on Earth.

The first issue in the manga-style comic book series, "Warrior Nun Areala," debuted in 1994. The series features Sister Shannon Masters, a modern-day crusader for the Catholic Church's (fictional) Order of the Cruciform Sword. In the series mythology, the Order dates back to 1066, when a young Valkyrie woman named Auria converted to Christianity. Renamed Areala, she selects a new avatar every generation to carry on her mission of battling the agents of hell. Sister Shannon is the Chosen One. It's like Buffy the Vampire Slayer got religion.
I bailed in the middle of episode one out of boredom. I don't need back to back nun fighting to capture my interest but it's not grabbing me so far. But it could be a pilot episode thing and I'm willing to give the concept of fighting nuns a chance for a few more episodes. Other things are crowding it out for the moment like season 1 of The Politician and season 2 of Hanna on that other streaming service is starting up.
The next few episode are far more character /world development. Finished the first 4 episodes last night.
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gilraen wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:46 pm
stessier wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:08 pm
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Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:35 pm
I wasn't aware any of Will Ferrell's movies were meant to be funny....
Elf is by far my favorite of his. I've determined in just not his demographic. I've also seen Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, and Eurovision. Eurovision was my second favorite because of the music. I found anytime they weren't in competition to be pretty boring though.
Since I like the actual Eurovision and watch it every year, I supposed I should check out this movie.
I didn't know Eurovision was a real thing. Be prepared for cheesy, ABBA-esque music.
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I've been watching Sutter's newest show Mayans M.C. and it's equally as awful. The only reason I watch, and I'm ashamed to admit this, is because I'm curious as to what violent or perverse story line he'll turn to next to keep his audience fixated on the show. He doesn't know how to create characters with any depth, so that's all he has.
I think I watched two episodes. I had some relief when I saw Cmdr. Adama, but I didn't want to waste any more time on the show unless I heard it got awesome later on. SoA was a total guilty pleasure and had a great cast. Kim Coates, Ron Pearlman and a cameo by Walton Goggins. How can you go wrong? Mayans appears to be everything that was sub par in SoA and nothing else.

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How can you go wrong?
With awful scripts and ridiculously bad subplots?

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I have to admit, I really enjoy watching “The Floor Is Lava” with the kids. They did an excellent job making such a silly premise so dang much fun to watch.
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I've been watching Sutter's newest show Mayans M.C. and it's equally as awful. The only reason I watch, and I'm ashamed to admit this, is because I'm curious as to what violent or perverse story line he'll turn to next to keep his audience fixated on the show. He doesn't know how to create characters with any depth, so that's all he has.
I think I watched two episodes. I had some relief when I saw Cmdr. Adama, but I didn't want to waste any more time on the show unless I heard it got awesome later on. SoA was a total guilty pleasure and had a great cast. Kim Coates, Ron Pearlman and a cameo by Walton Goggins. How can you go wrong? Mayans appears to be everything that was sub par in SoA and nothing else.
How can you leave Katey Sagal off that list? She often carried SoA singlehandedly.

I, like most others, enjoyed SoA as a stupid guilty pleasure. I have felt absolutely no desire to step back into that world for any reason once the show ended.
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Been watching their TV series version of Snowpeircer and I'm not entirely sold on it. It's got some decent performances and even has Steven Ogg in it (aka Trevor from GTA 5), but Jennifer Connelly feels miscast with her entirely wooden acting, although maybe that's part of the point of the character she's playing. My first impressions is that it's a very weird series.
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Just days after The CW pulled the plug on Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, Netflix has gone and cancelled fellow sister series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina after two super-sized seasons (or four parts), multiple sources confirm to TVLine.

The Kiernan Shipka-headlined series’ final eight episodes (aka Part 4) will premiere later this year.
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In the final eight episodes, “The Eldritch Terrors will descend upon Greendale,” per Netflix. “The coven must fight each terrifying threat one-by-one (The Weird, The Returned, The Darkness to name a few), all leading up to…The Void, which is the End of All Things. As the witches wage war, with the help of The Fright Club, Nick begins to slowly earn his way back into Sabrina’s heart, but will it be too late?”

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Well, that sucks. Sabrina was a surprise hit for me.

Ah well, at least I still have Legion, Preacher and Swamp Thing to look forward to...
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Late to the game, I know, but we just started Ozark, and I just started Community. I'm not really into sitcoms, but I'd heard so much about Community that I thought I'd give it a try. Turns out it's just the light comedic remedy I needed to combat the rest of 2020.
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Sabrina is still on my list to watch at some point, but somehow that show keeps getting "bumped" for other stuff. Just started up October Faction, a couple of episodes in.

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I tried to get into Sabrina a while back, but I just couldn't. I liked the characters, and I liked the concept, but it was just unrelentingly dark. I enjoy dark shows, but there was never a breath of fresh air in Sabrina, no light moments to offset the dark whole of it. It felt like there wasn't as single character whose story wasn't tragedy after tragedy.
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Sabrina is still on my list to watch at some point, but somehow that show keeps getting "bumped" for other stuff. Just started up October Faction, a couple of episodes in.
I enjoyed October Faction and hope it gets a second season.
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I tried to get into Sabrina a while back, but I just couldn't. I liked the characters, and I liked the concept, but it was just unrelentingly dark. I enjoy dark shows, but there was never a breath of fresh air in Sabrina, no light moments to offset the dark whole of it. It felt like there wasn't as single character whose story wasn't tragedy after tragedy.
It’s more in the vein of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel than anything else. So if you didn’t like those, you probably won’t like Sabrina. There is comedy, though (not sure how far you got into the series, but I would vigorously disagree that it doesn’t have any light moments). And even musical episodes like they used to do on Buffy. But it’s supposed to be a horror show with comedic moments, not the other way around.

Now, if you want truly dark shows, I can give you some recommendations. :evil:

Watching Old Guard right now. My initial thoughts after a half hour? Truly uninspired. If you want immortals without all the cliches, go check out He Never Died which is also on Netflix.
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I tried to get into Sabrina a while back, but I just couldn't. I liked the characters, and I liked the concept, but it was just unrelentingly dark. I enjoy dark shows, but there was never a breath of fresh air in Sabrina, no light moments to offset the dark whole of it. It felt like there wasn't as single character whose story wasn't tragedy after tragedy.
It’s more in the vein of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel than anything else. So if you didn’t like those, you probably won’t like Sabrina. There is comedy, though (not sure how far you got into the series, but I would vigorously disagree that it doesn’t have any light moments). And even musical episodes like they used to do on Buffy. But it’s supposed to be a horror show with comedic moments, not the other way around.
I got through the first 'season' and into the second (or half-seasons, I suppose.) And Buffy/Angel were the first shows I ever owned physical copies of. I've seen them at least four or five times, and they're some of my favorite shows that don't have 'Trek' in the name.
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Considering how many people died and/or lost their souls/humanity on Buffy and Angel I’m surprised they weren’t as dark for you. :?
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Considering how many people died and/or lost their souls/humanity on Buffy and Angel I’m surprised they weren’t as dark for you. :?
With Sabrina, it seemed like every development consisted of characters having terrible things happen to them. Buffy and Angel always had nasty stuff happen to the characters (especially later on), but they wins and triumphs, too.
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And in case I wasn't clear, it is a good show. Good characters, casting, and stories. I just found it very oppressive (maybe that would be a better term than 'dark.')
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To each their own. I remember quite a few wins and triumphs in Sabrina. But just like Buffy and Angel they would usually have one right near the end of the season...before another setback would happen to take them into the next season. That was kind of a Whedon thing, pulling the rug out from under viewers.

Now that I think back on Buffy and Angel, I actually think those two were actually more unrelenting than Sabrina. Almost everyone died or became evil at some point. And they usually had Buffy sacrifice herself in the season finales.

Also, I think it goes without saying:

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45 minutes into Old Guard now. I think I’m just hate watching at this point. It’s like Highlander without any of the fun.

Edit: finished it a bit ago. It does get better with some pretty good fight scenes, but overall it’s just kind of mediocre.
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The kids and I are currently binging Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts. Good stuff.

Bummer about Sabrina.

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Lucifer S5 Trailer:



Lucifer is back and acting...strange. Get ready - this season all your desires will be fulfilled. Season 5 Part 1 premieres August 21 only on Netflix.

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I kind of wish they’d not included the major plot twist of the season in the damn trailer, I must say.
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I can only hope it means something even bigger and better is in store upon watching.

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I’m sure the next trailer will tell you.
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