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  • Hot Pepsi
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    The first season of that was good. I don't recall anything about season 2. I found the character to be a bit "one note."

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  • Logan Mountstuart
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    I am currently ploughing through Jessica Jones on Netflix.

    ​​​​​​I am usually the last person to watch anything Marvel or superhero comic related. But this is really rather good.

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  • Sits
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    Just started the Scottish thriller/drama/comedy Guilt last night. Loved it from the first scene. Mark Bonnar as entertaining as ever. It was already good, then got better when Ellie Haddington appeared in the final scene.

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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by Patrick Thistle View Post
    Was a bit apprehensive after some behind the scenes stuff came out on various sites recently.
    Yeah, a whole world of grief came pouring out as soon as the non-renewal was announced.

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  • Ray de Galles
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    I saw 'Nobody' over the weekend, the geriaction movie starring Bob Odenkirk and by the same writer as the John Wick films.

    It was enjoyable but not as good as I was expecting and nowhere near the quality of the Wick trilogy. There are many elements of a very good genre film but a lot seems to have been lost in the edit and the relatively inexperienced director appears to have done a pretty ham-fisted job.

    Certain characters and plot points are thrown in with no real explanation and the pace is very stop/start. The set up in the first half of the film is too long and slow while the climax seems dashed off.

    Odenkirk is very good as is his nemesis Aleksei Serebryakov but I would really like to see it recut by a more skilled director.
    Last edited by Ray de Galles; Today, 11:54.

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    Started the final season of Kim's Convenience on Netflix. Was a bit apprehensive after some behind the scenes stuff came out on various sites recently. But it's still funny and sweet.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Originally posted by Incandenza View Post
    Finished Starstruck last night. A really entertaining and well-done romantic comedy, six episodes long. Rose Matafeo is a woman in her late 20s floundering in some low-paying unrewarding jobs. On New Years' Eve she goes home with a guy she met in a bar...in the morning she discovers he's a movie star. The whole arc of the show might be a bit predictable--crossed emotional signals leading to conflicts that should be easily resolved but lead to both people rejecting each other, will they/won't they, etc.--but Matafeo's screen presence is worth watching alone, and it's funny without being overly sweet or mean to its characters. Some really nice cinematography and an occasional jazz score that I liked.
    I was on the ground floor with Rose Matafeo. I listened to her podcast and watched some of her early Youtubes. I'm glad to see she's "broken through." Not a lot of New Zealanders become big stars in the northern Hemisphere.

    But I don't think I'll persist with the show. I'm just getting old such that the romantic troubles of people in their 20s no longer interests me. It didn't really interest me very much when I was in my 20s either, but at least I could relate to the work parts of those shows. Now, I'd rather just forget about what it was like to have sketchy roomates and a customer-service job.

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  • Incandenza
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    Finished Starstruck last night. A really entertaining and well-done romantic comedy, six episodes long. Rose Matafeo is a woman in her late 20s floundering in some low-paying unrewarding jobs. On New Years' Eve she goes home with a guy she met in a bar...in the morning she discovers he's a movie star. The whole arc of the show might be a bit predictable--crossed emotional signals leading to conflicts that should be easily resolved but lead to both people rejecting each other, will they/won't they, etc.--but Matafeo's screen presence is worth watching alone, and it's funny without being overly sweet or mean to its characters. Some really nice cinematography and an occasional jazz score that I liked.

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  • Incandenza
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    Originally posted by WOM View Post
    We're in S4 of 6 of Justified. Sort of a modern take on a Western drama, ostensibly set in Harlan Co, Kentucky. Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins are, respectively, a US Marshall and a local crime figure who grew up together and took separate paths. Lots of criming and shooting and woman trouble, etc. But really well written and incredibly enjoyable. As with all good shows, it's about people and the decisions they make.
    I brought up Justified on here last year when I watched it all. Such a good show. Season 4 was a really good season.

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  • WOM
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    We're in S4 of 6 of Justified. Sort of a modern take on a Western drama, ostensibly set in Harlan Co, Kentucky. Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins are, respectively, a US Marshall and a local crime figure who grew up together and took separate paths. Lots of criming and shooting and woman trouble, etc. But really well written and incredibly enjoyable. As with all good shows, it's about people and the decisions they make.

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  • Felicity, I guess so
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    Took me a couple of minutes to realise it was Guy Pearce in the 1st episode of Mare of Easttown

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    I watched Singing in the Rain. Never saw it before. 1952 was different.

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  • hobbes
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    Originally posted by hobbes View Post
    Been watching Sweet Tooth on the 'Flix. Another one of those "if it weren't for Netflix it wouldn't have been made" comic book adaptations.
    Some good performances and an interestingly weird premise. Not sure there's enough there to carry it any further than one season though.
    I was wrong. Very much looking forward to season 2 after quite the cliff hanger.

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  • Sits
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    Happy to see we have a new (final) series of Jack Irish on the ABC. Stars Guy Pearce as a lawyer turned debt collector and features assorted scrapes with the underbelly of Melburnian society. What sets it apart from the endless stream of relentlessly serious Australian drama is that it’s laced with humour, well scripted, doesn’t try too hard and features an excellent cast. There’s not a huge pool of really good TV actors here, but many of them are in this.

    Not sure if it’s been syndicated anywhere else, but if you get a chance, try it.

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  • Rogin the Armchair fan
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    After an admitted seven hours solid of tennis and football Signora Rogin is going to put me through the ordeal of episode two of Time. I'm hiding behind a blanket.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    I gave up on Scanners, for now at least. Just wasn’t into it.

    I had the same reaction to The Warriors. It just dragged. I know it’s a cult classic but I didn’t care how it ended.

    I watched the long directors cut of Doctor Sleep along with IT and the sequel. Meh

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  • Lang Spoon
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    Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
    She is evidently remaking herself as a television presenter, which is unfortunate
    She worked for BBC Scotland before she went full time evil Tory.

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  • Sits
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    Watching Scanners because I’ve never seen it before. I’ve only seen the part where the guy’s head explodes.
    Back in the early 80s when I was in my teens, a mate’s Mum or Dad had a contact who used to get us tickets for preview screenings in one of the smaller Leicester Square cinemas. It was a real event for us as a trip to London was pretty special in itself. The ones we attended were Outland*, Altered States~, The Thing^ and Scanners*. It’s fair to say we knew what we liked.

    *Films featuring exploding heads
    ^Film where something grows out of someone’s head
    ~Film where decidedly weird things happen to someone’s head

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  • Gangster Octopus
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    Hendrix on Lulu...

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  • Benjm
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    Watching Scanners because I’ve never seen it before. I’ve only seen the part where the guy’s head explodes.
    Ha, when I watched it on a UK channel (Horror or Talking Pictures, can't remember which) a couple of years ago they showed a version with the business end of the exploding head scene edited out.

    I'm currently watching an old episode of Man v Food. The eating challenge sections wear, erm, thin but the exploration of local comfort food traditions around the US is interesting.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Watching Scanners because I’ve never seen it before. I’ve only seen the part where the guy’s head explodes.

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  • hobbes
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    Been watching Sweet Tooth on the 'Flix. Another one of those "if it weren't for Netflix it wouldn't have been made" comic book adaptations.
    Some good performances and an interestingly weird premise. Not sure there's enough there to carry it any further than one season though.

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  • ursus arctos
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    She is evidently remaking herself as a television presenter, which is unfortunate

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  • Benjm
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    I might have watched Football's Gambling Addiction on Channel 4 tonight if it wasn't fronted by Ruth Davidson. Yes, the Scots Tory Ruth Davidson. I even checked in case some blameless reporter had the misfortune to share a name with her.

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  • Benjm
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    I had thought that Time, while accomplished, was a little bleak for a Sunday night, but then I saw this glimpse through the gates of Hell from the preceding TV Baftas show...

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