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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 15:22 
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The Mandalorian was a ghost all along.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:40 
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I did not like the twist at the end of the episode, but overall it was pretty good

Booooooooo! Now I know there's a twist, you inhuman bastard!

The twist is that there is no twist.

Very unusual, I know.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 0:03 
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I actually have watched The Mandalorian episode 1 now. I liked that it was all daft muppet creatures and screen wipes. I liked the bounty droid thing. I had one of those when I was a kid donchaknow. It made me smile a couple of times. It looked nice and the cinematography was very good for a TV programme. And it had a brisk old pace too.

Now about that fucking twist.

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
baby yoda


Is it really a twist since I can’t scroll more than finger swipe before another article I’d already seen saying “everyone is going crazy for baby [spoilerface]” but without the spoiler. Natch.

I swear to fucking Christ if you don’t watch all the programmes, go see all the fucking films and play all the sodding games the same day they’re released you’ll stumble across something on social media to spoil it for you these days. You can’t even leave it a bloody week to see/play the latest thing before some cunt will ruin something about it.

Anyway, it was a decent pilot episode, but god knows if the quality keeps up. I’ll keep watching though, cause I quite like Star Wars really. Did I ever tell you guys the story of when I lived next to Palitoy in Coalville...


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 0:14 
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I enjoyed episode 1 for what it was, episode 2 less so. "the internet" seems to think that episode 2 was great though, so what do I know. I just thought it was a bit insular and pointless.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 0:27 
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I liked episode two, but yeah it really does feel like rather than finding it's own little corner of the galaxy to tell an intimate personal story, like I'd hoped, everything is going to tie back to those same films, and they're going to keep making nostalgia plays.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 0:39 
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Episode 2 aka the filler episode.

It’s never a great start to a series when you’re padding out time in the second episode; especially when your episodes are only 30 minutes long.

The baby was cute AF though.

Maybe they’ll just continue to pander to the fan boys and every episode will be based around “Hey, remember X from Y film!” Plus it ages for the little fuckers to say “wootini”. But were great though, so I’m torn.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 16:32 
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Mr Robot is fantastic.

I sit there all tightly wound and stressed out when I’m watching it.

10/10


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 16:36 
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Mr Robot is fantastic.

I sit there all tightly wound and stressed out when I’m watching it.

10/10


It is. I just watched the episode in the snow and the woods (and am still a little WTF about the closing scene). But incredible TV. Nothing comes close to it, visually.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 16:47 
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It gets better. Episode 7 is very stressful.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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I didn't pick it up again after S01. Does it get better as it goes on?

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 17:10 
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Well, yeah,...but season 2 starts off slow for about 5 odd episodes but then it turns out that those episodes are really important, both in season 2 and now.

EDIT: mind you, in comparison to something like, say, Luke Cage they’re positively action packed.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 17:22 
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Grim... wrote:
I didn't pick it up again after S01. Does it get better as it goes on?


More than any other show I can think of. S01 was mediocre, verging on sub-par. It was trying too hard to be edgy and the characters were largely fucking annoying.

Then it kind of grows up.

Characters with depth, more intricate plotting, immense cinematography, high-concept episodes.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:56 
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The internet seems to be saying that episode 7 of Mr Robot is as good as and might be even better than Ozymandias. If there aren’t at the very least Emmys and shit handed out I’d be amazed.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 13:12 
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immense cinematography

Underrated comment. Mr Robot is a beautifully shot and lit show. It's right up there with Better Call Saul, which is better than late-season Breaking Bad, which is better than... well, just about everything else.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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The one shot episode in season 3 was brilliant too


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 15:33 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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immense cinematography

Underrated comment. Mr Robot is a beautifully shot and lit show. It's right up there with Better Call Saul, which is better than late-season Breaking Bad, which is better than... well, just about everything else.

Somebody doesn't watch Top Gear ;)

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:54 
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The Mandalorian. I'm watching it with my daughter who is six, she's loving it and I'm really enjoying seeing it with her. Perfect Saturday morning TV.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:59 
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Grim... wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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immense cinematography

Underrated comment. Mr Robot is a beautifully shot and lit show. It's right up there with Better Call Saul, which is better than late-season Breaking Bad, which is better than... well, just about everything else.

Somebody doesn't watch Top Gear ;)

I do and I can appreciate a nicely colour graded slo-mo shot of a skidding car as much as anyone but not really in the same ball park in terms of creativity.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 21:44 
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markg wrote:
Grim... wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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immense cinematography

Underrated comment. Mr Robot is a beautifully shot and lit show. It's right up there with Better Call Saul, which is better than late-season Breaking Bad, which is better than... well, just about everything else.

Somebody doesn't watch Top Gear ;)

I do and I can appreciate a nicely colour graded slo-mo shot of a skidding car as much as anyone but not really in the same ball park in terms of creativity.

They pretty much invented "insignificant object in the foreground subject is in the background" shot.

But technically it's constantly superb. I mean, look at this shot: https://gfycat.com/neglectedemotionalal ... ear-vulcan

It's just lovely.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 15:42 
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The Mandaboreian.

Another filller episode. Yawn.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 13:07 
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But there was Pew Pew, and tiny people and Pew Pew.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 23:38 
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The Mandaboreian.

Another filller episode. Yawn.

What defines a filler episode in a programme that's 4 episodes old? Episode 3 was the end of an arc, surely?


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:10 
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It was a bland side-quest. That’s filler. It’s been the weakest of all the episodes so far and now we’ve seen half the season I think we know what this series is going to be all about.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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I enjoyed it. :)

Lots of scenes that made us chuckle.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Satsuma wrote:
It was a bland side-quest. That’s filler. It’s been the weakest of all the episodes so far and now we’ve seen half the season I think we know what this series is going to be all about.

I would say that filler is content that can be removed without any damage to the overall story. Episode 4 developed Mando's character a fair bit.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:13 
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I’m glad you’re enjoying it. It’s old fashioned family entertainment.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:50 
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I’m glad you’re enjoying it. It’s old fashioned family entertainment.

I feel attacked somehow


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 15:59 
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Another GREAT episode of Mr. Robot. I never thought I’d look forward to Mondays again after Game of Thrones finished and broke my heart but now we eatin’ again!

But only 4 episodes left! Boo.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 22:27 
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Latest Watchmen. Fucking hell.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Satsuma wrote:
It gets better. Episode 7 is very stressful.


And watched this Mr robot last night. Fucking hell to that too.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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This week on The Mandalorian:

SOMEONE SAID WOMP RATS!

OMG!!!!!!1!!!!!1!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 13:17 
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Also, that was pretty bad. Young Seinfeld was awful, mission was clichèd rubbish, epic twist and yawn. That’s it for me, I ain’t watching anymore despite there only being 3 episodes left. It’s just not for me (despite loving the original trilogy Star Wars). I like my TV a bit more challenging than this. (And I quite enjoy the new films too. All of them, apart from Rogue One which didn’t do much for me. Yes, even Solo).


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Yeah Mandolorian has been spinning it's wheels last couple of episodes.

I very much hope Watchmen gets a good final two episodes, because it's utterly fucking fantastic so far, and will go down as an all timer if it can stick the landing.


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New Expanse has dropped!

A beacon of light on an otherwise grim day. Time to move to Mars.


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