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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 13:04 
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The Rookie is back! I love The Rookie!

The Rookie has a spin-off! Um, save your time. I did not. Do not let my sacrifice be in vain.


The back door pilot where they introduced her was abysmal. She was just so badly written and over-acted that it was a huge missed opportunity. I downloaded S01E01, looked at the score on IMDB and hit delete.

You were braver than me. She worked pretty well as a one-off, but it's an odd character to try and carry a show with. A few reviews praised the cameos from Rookie characters, but even those seemed forced - hey look, here's characteryoualreadylike, and they're talking to the newbie and taking her seriously! Yikes.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 13:38 
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I think I'll skip it. Already too many shows to be watched at the moment


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2022 7:59 
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House of the dragon: everyone looks the same, has the same sounding names, and there's a lot of filler in it where, for example, one shot could many minutes shorter, but does give me time to try to work out what is going on. Which err, isn't much.

Holywell Bay looks lovely, though, and remains my favourite beach.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2022 10:50 
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I'm really not bothered about watching House of The Dragon. I figured I'd leave it until after Rings of Power, but I still can't be arsed with it


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2022 10:55 
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DavPaz wrote:
I'm really not bothered about watching House of The Dragon. I figured I'd leave it until after Rings of Power, but I still can't be arsed with it


I can't be bothered with Rings of Power as I saw the episode 6 recap header in the Graun which was "Finally something happens!"

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2022 10:56 
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DavPaz wrote:
I'm really not bothered about watching House of The Dragon. I figured I'd leave it until after Rings of Power, but I still can't be arsed with it

I went through 6 episodes, getting more bored but also annoyed. I knew the time-jump was happening, and it was still annoying. Then I reminded myself I didn't have to watch it, and now I'm happier. I've read the Guardian's synopsis and that's enough.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2022 11:06 
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I’m loving House of the Dragon. Great acting, complex characters, gorgeous sets, makeup and costumes, CG is excellent and the development between the characters is fascinating (albeit it now feels like a setup for seasons to come).

Rings of Power however. Fuck me. One dimensional characters, one dimensional baddies, some awful acting/actors, stiff dialogue, glacial pacing, no drama, no excitement, little in the way of story so far. 6 (or is it 7) hours of TV and it’s had a thirty minute battle that wasn’t very good. The monumental budget has absolutely been fucking squandered somewhere and it certainly hasn’t been on the things that actually matters.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2022 12:41 
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I’m loving House of the Dragon. Great acting, complex characters, gorgeous sets, makeup and costumes, CG is excellent and the development between the characters is fascinating (albeit it now feels like a setup for seasons to come).

Rings of Power however. Fuck me. One dimensional characters, one dimensional baddies, some awful acting/actors, stiff dialogue, glacial pacing, no drama, no excitement, little in the way of story so far. 6 (or is it 7) hours of TV and it’s had a thirty minute battle that wasn’t very good. The monumental budget has absolutely been fucking squandered somewhere and it certainly hasn’t been on the things that actually matters.


I too am enjoying HotD. It's infinitely less bewildering than GoT was (as someone who had never read it). Acting is generally very good (aside from Nu Rhaenyr and Laenor) who are both a bit crap and camp (and the latter features in the new series of Ghosts, I noticed). It has characters doing generally interesting things that aren't also very stupid things. Also feels less needlessly salacious than GoT was, which is A Good Thing In My Opinion.

RoP I haven't watched.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2022 13:13 
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Findus Fop wrote:
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I’m loving House of the Dragon. Great acting, complex characters, gorgeous sets, makeup and costumes, CG is excellent and the development between the characters is fascinating (albeit it now feels like a setup for seasons to come).

Rings of Power however. Fuck me. One dimensional characters, one dimensional baddies, some awful acting/actors, stiff dialogue, glacial pacing, no drama, no excitement, little in the way of story so far. 6 (or is it 7) hours of TV and it’s had a thirty minute battle that wasn’t very good. The monumental budget has absolutely been fucking squandered somewhere and it certainly hasn’t been on the things that actually matters.


I too am enjoying HotD. It's infinitely less bewildering than GoT was (as someone who had never read it). Acting is generally very good (aside from Nu Rhaenyr and Laenor) who are both a bit crap and camp (and the latter features in the new series of Ghosts, I noticed). It has characters doing generally interesting things that aren't also very stupid things. Also feels less needlessly salacious than GoT was, which is A Good Thing In My Opinion.

I don't know maybe it was because of the salaciousness and I'm a bad person but I remember GoT at its height being actually exciting. An episode would finish and I would feel a bit sad to have a to wait a week for the next one. Not really finding that at all with this more kitchen sink glimpse into the lives of ordinary dragon riders.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2022 13:25 
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....more kitchen sink glimpse into the lives of ordinary dragon riders.


Waiting For A Coronation Street

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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The Midnight Club: terrifying, and great.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2022 20:37 
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Rings of Power finale was terrible. Honestly, I’m surprised how much they utterly fucked it up the series, especially after I was really enjoying the first two episodes. Thing is, it didn’t do anything after those two episodes. Just fuck all happened for over six hours. I didn’t care about any of the characters or what they were doing. Worst still, I would probably have joined Frodo on his suicide mission within the first hour of the first LotR. It did so much within a fraction of the time this series dragged on for. And when we get to the reveal “I’m Sauron” I could barely muster any emotion or give two fucks. Best I could do was stifle a laugh at how stupid it was.

$1,000,000,000 utterly pissed down the drain. I just can’t even comprehend what it’s like to do that with so many problems in the world, and not even come out with an amazing set of 8 episodes each better than the last. Wow.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2022 20:42 
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Nah. It was ace


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2022 21:15 
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I quite liked it, I didn't realise that was the series finale though. That's disappointing.

Yes it's slow, but it's quite interesting seeing how some of the beloved characters were acting when the rings of power were created.

Its very pretty, a little slow, but quite good. 7/10

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2022 20:58 
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Just remembered that but where nu-Gandalf says “I. AM… GOOOD”.

Quality TV.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2022 6:11 
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Satsuma wrote:
Just remembered that but where nu-Gandalf says “I. AM… GOOOD”.

Quality TV.

It was "I AM GROOOOOT!"


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2022 10:18 
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Midnight Club:. Great, until the final episode which, by and large, was rubbish, except for the bits where
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2022 11:15 
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Blockbuster, from someone associated with Brooklyn nine-nine but without any of the zing or the zazz or the zhoush....

Just so totally mehhhhhhhhhhhh.

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The Terminal List has Chris Pratt as a slightly unconvincing tough Navy SEAL, with some trauma and a big old bonk on the old noggin having scrambled his mind a bit.

Could be interesting to see if it's all in his head (of course it won't be though, it will be some shady underworld illuminati shit that he will get to the bottom of and be totally vindicated only to realise how much further up to the top it goes and FIND OUT MORE IN SEASON 2)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2022 11:21 
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
The Terminal List has Chris Pratt as a slightly unconvincing tough Navy SEAL, with some trauma and a big old bonk on the old noggin having scrambled his mind a bit.

Could be interesting to see if it's all in his head (of course it won't be though, it will be some shady underworld illuminati shit that he will get to the bottom of and be totally vindicated only to realise how much further up to the top it goes and FIND OUT MORE IN SEASON 2)


I really enjoyed it!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2022 17:17 
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
Blockbuster, from someone associated with Brooklyn nine-nine but without any of the zing or the zazz or the zhoush....

Just so totally mehhhhhhhhhhhh.

I lasted five minutes. Yeesh.


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Sir Taxalot wrote:
The Terminal List has Chris Pratt as a slightly unconvincing tough Navy SEAL, with some trauma and a big old bonk on the old noggin having scrambled his mind a bit.

Could be interesting to see if it's all in his head (of course it won't be though, it will be some shady underworld illuminati shit that he will get to the bottom of and be totally vindicated only to realise how much further up to the top it goes and FIND OUT MORE IN SEASON 2)

I watched all of this, though liked it less and less from half way. It was ...fine.


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