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  • willie1foot
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    Originally posted by Sits View Post
    Just started S2 of Top of the Lake. Still has Elisabeth Moss in it, which is good, plus now Nicole Kidman - also good. Unfortunately it’s set in Sydney and not rural NZ but still seems promising.
    It was OK but nowhere near as good as Season 1

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  • Sits
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    I never watched Hunters because it failed my poster test. That was before I knew what it was about, which put me off even more.

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  • Vicarious Thrillseeker
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    Originally posted by Levin View Post
    I watched Hunters and got tired of it. It's well performed and scripted and looks great but aren't Nazi's bad enough for what they have done without making stuff up and having them continue to plan world domination? I gave up before the end.
    This. I gave up halfway through episode two. Apart from the invented atrocities, I thought the script was contrived, too.

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  • Sits
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    We saw The Martian last night. I’d missed the last twenty minutes due to the flight landing where I was watching it, and Mrs. S hadn’t seen it. It’s good fun.

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  • danielmak
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    I watched Pain and Glory last night. It was slow (even by Almodovar's standards) but I have to say that by the time it was done, I was glad I watched the film. I think the early focus on the pain (physical that leads to emotional) led to film feeling a bit too slow. None of this really sells it but there were surprises that unfolded along the way and it was truly a dramatic drama in a nicely understated way. I'm sure Almodovar fans will have already seen it.

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  • San Bernardhinault
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    I've kind of enjoyed Emergence, but it has the problem of all post-Lost dramas of that ilk, which is that they have to find a way to keep it going for more seasons. You know that it can't get resolved, and yet it's a mystery so you want resolution. Or the mystery gets resolved only to ramp up a subsequent bigger mystery. It's fine as harmless fluff, but you don't want to invest too much thought in it.

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  • Sits
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    Talking of enjoyable hokum, we started Emergence which isn’t bad; passed the time in a Stranger Things-lite sort of way. And it’s got Clancy Brown in it.

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  • Amor de Cosmos
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    For an enjoyable bit of hokum I heartily recommend the Belgian series Into the Night. It's a new candidate in the random-passengers-stuck-on-a doomed-airliner sub-sub genre. This time the motley crew take off just as it's discovered the earth is being micro-waved by the sun. The only way they can stay alive is to keep traveling west, to stay in the dark. Hoo Hah!

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  • pebblethefish
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    Originally posted by WOM View Post
    Musical episode...that's all imma say...
    Finally reached the musical episode (episode 108 - I think I may have OD'd on Buffy since lockdown started). All I can say to it is, er, blimey

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  • Ginger Yellow
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    I heard from quite a few people that Future Man takes a bit of a nosedive in quality after S1, so I stopped there. It was fun, though perhaps a little flabby. Could have been a tighter ten or even six epsiode season, I think.

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  • Sits
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    We’re recording S2 of that to watch on consecutive nights somewhere down the track. It wasn’t a favourite when we watched S1 but always enjoy Aaron Pedersen’s work.

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  • Levin
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    I've just noticed that Mystery Road is on iPlayer. I really liked the film it's based on but for it's western, slow, cinematics rather than plot. I'll be giving it a go though.

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  • Sits
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    Just started S2 of Top of the Lake. Still has Elisabeth Moss in it, which is good, plus now Nicole Kidman - also good. Unfortunately it’s set in Sydney and not rural NZ but still seems promising.

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  • TonTon
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    Originally posted by Simon G View Post
    The wife and I have started How To Get Away with Murder. 5 episodes in, it's not bad. A bit choppy for my liking, and completely unrealistic, but it's easy viewing.
    I love it. WOM isn't wrong, of course. But I love it.

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  • TonTon
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    Originally posted by Balderdasha View Post
    We've started watching "Future Man" on prime. It is farcical and very silly, but quite a good antidote to The Expanse, which is very serious.
    We enjoyed Future Man quite a lot.

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  • Balderdasha
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    We've started watching "Future Man" on prime. It is farcical and very silly, but quite a good antidote to The Expanse, which is very serious.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Originally posted by pebblethefish View Post

    I've watched three episodes so far, and while it is watchable, I'm still not sure if it's meant to be a comedy or not.
    It has some running gags, like the weird company mergers. But it is disturbing. I don't think we'll have virtual heavens in 13 years or maybe ever, but that's not really the point. It's more about class divides and romance and a few other things.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post
    I've started watching the latest series of The Real Marigold Hotel and will continue to do so, principally to see if Henry Blofeld manages to cop off with Britt Ekland.
    "My dear old thing..."

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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by Simon G View Post
    The wife and I have started How To Get Away with Murder. 5 episodes in, it's not bad. A bit choppy for my liking, and completely unrealistic, but it's easy viewing.
    We watched it (and enjoyed it) for three seasons and then just packed it in. Each season is really just a repeat of the previous one and the 'risk' stakes are very low.

    Pretty much the same with Good Girls. The cast is the cast and ain't nobody gonna die, so it just goes around and around.

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  • Nocturnal Submission
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    I've started watching the latest series of The Real Marigold Hotel and will continue to do so, principally to see if Henry Blofeld manages to cop off with Britt Ekland.

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  • pebblethefish
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    Upload on Prime is very enjoyable. It’s a Black Mirrorish thing about a world where people can have their consciousness uploaded into a virtual “heaven.” Created by Greg Daniels, the guy who did The Office and Parks & Rec.
    I've watched three episodes so far, and while it is watchable, I'm still not sure if it's meant to be a comedy or not.

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  • Simon G
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    The wife and I have started How To Get Away with Murder. 5 episodes in, it's not bad. A bit choppy for my liking, and completely unrealistic, but it's easy viewing.

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  • Vicarious Thrillseeker
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    Originally posted by Snake Plissken View Post
    Watching The Last Dance on Netflix. Documentary about Michael Jordan, interwoven with the story of the Chicago Bulls 1997-98 season.

    Even as someone who can’t stand basketball, this is brilliant stuff.
    Agreed. Two more episodes later today.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    It’s definitely watchable. I know this because I watched it and am not dead. Didn’t love it.

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  • hobbes
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    Originally posted by Sean of the Shed View Post
    Yeah, it's dreadful. Unwatchable.
    I quite enjoyed it, myself. Beautiful and silly.

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