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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2022 18:56 
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Mr Russell wrote:
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Make sure you watch Ted Lasso before Sudekis gets cancelled...

Oh no. Is he a wrong un now?


Nope, but he is trying to get custody of his child(ren) from his ex-wife at the moment.
The legal firm acting for him decided to serve the paperwork to her while she was on stage. He denies any knowledge of the timing. People on the Internet are angry.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2022 19:00 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Mr Russell wrote:
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Make sure you watch Ted Lasso before Sudekis gets cancelled...

Oh no. Is he a wrong un now?


Nope, but he is trying to get custody of his child(ren) from his ex-wife at the moment.
The legal firm acting for him decided to serve the paperwork to her while she was on stage. He denies any knowledge of the timing. People on the Internet are angry.

Oh my. Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2022 22:02 
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Mimi wrote:
We started watching Severance the other day. We were both really enjoying it until we realised that there were only two episodes available and it’s being released one episode a week, like TV used to be before we all lost our ability to remember anything for more than 24 hours. I partly joke but o have actual memory issues and can’t watch things weekly and follow along, so I’m a bit disappointed as it was shaping up to be excellent. Hopefully we’ll remember to pick it up once the whole series is available.


Well, we watched this (for including rewatching the first two episodes, as I have a bad memory for TV plots) and it is excellent.

The end of season cliffhanger is so cliffhanger-y though that I now shall not rest until the next series.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2022 20:48 
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It’s a Star Trek night. The season finale of Picard, and the start of Strange New Worlds. Yay!


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2022 22:26 
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Strange New Worlds is great!


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2022 11:41 
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I really enjoyed Severance, I can understand that many may have found the ending underwhelming but I enjoyed the reveal. It is also one of the very few examples of Corporate Horror (the two others I can think of are Ligotti's 'My Work is not yet Done' and the film 'Sorry to Bother You'). Corporate Horror being about the horror of working for a corporation rather than Corporations doing horrible things...which seems to be every other movie / TV Series.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 1:46 
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Mr Russell wrote:
Ted Lasso is amazing.


Roy Kent is my new current favourite TV character.

Dr Zoidberg wrote:
It’s a Star Trek night. The season finale of Picard, and the start of Strange New Worlds. Yay!


I keep trying and failing with Picard season 2.

I found the end of S1 pretty underwhelming and the start of S2 hasn't grabbed me, and I'm not sure I can be bothered to continue. Does it pick up?

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 7:44 
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
Mr Russell wrote:
Ted Lasso is amazing.


Roy Kent is my new current favourite TV character.

Dr Zoidberg wrote:
It’s a Star Trek night. The season finale of Picard, and the start of Strange New Worlds. Yay!


I keep trying and failing with Picard season 2.

I found the end of S1 pretty underwhelming and the start of S2 hasn't grabbed me, and I'm not sure I can be bothered to continue. Does it pick up?


Picard season 2 does pick up, but only right at the very end. Episodes 3-8 are terrible.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 8:24 
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Got so fucking bored of his childhood flashbacks. Feel like that whole story could have been told in five minutes.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 9:04 
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Got so fucking bored of his childhood flashbacks. Feel like that whole story could have been told in five minutes.



Yes!

I wanted more Picard and co being fish out of water in LA in the early 21st century, and much much less of bebe Picard running around a mansion that was ruined in WWII and apparently still had ruined sections in the 24th century!

Also, the best treatment for depression in the 24th century is to lock that person in a room! Did the writers actually forget when Picard's childhood was?

The series had so much potential, but was ruined by very bad writing and what I can only imagine was the "amazing hook" the head writer wanted to hang the whole season on.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 13:37 
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Ozark - the final final season, finished.

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A strong finish for a show that grew from strength to strength in each series.

Ruth's demise was sadly all too inevitable as soon as her life started going in the right direction. She was foul-mouthed firebomb of a presence throughout, though interesting how the writers started flagging the inciting role she played in many of the key plot points -- that were the ultimate triggers for the potential demise of all characters (sectioning of Ben; murder of Javi).


I enjoyed how they amped up the tensions between family life and criminal life in this final series. Somehow the absurdity of casually discussing murder and money laundering over breakfast with the kids seemed more present this time around.

The ending I... liked. It took me a little while to process. My instinctive reaction was disappointment. I really couldn't give a shit about either of the kids, so for it to end like that with Jonah and the gun and the cut to black, felt like a non-ending, sub-Sopranos. But the more I thought about it, the smarter it felt. The Byrds were about to escape, but Jonah's murder of the police officer, in stopping the truth from coming out, has condemned them -- as a family -- to a life they can no longer escape.

So yeah, much like the Sopranos ending, I disliked it initially, but having spent more time thinking about it, I think it works well. And if an ending has you thinking about it, to a degree it's a good ending regardless.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 13:42 
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Sir Taxalot wrote:

Dr Zoidberg wrote:
It’s a Star Trek night. The season finale of Picard, and the start of Strange New Worlds. Yay!


I keep trying and failing with Picard season 2.

I found the end of S1 pretty underwhelming and the start of S2 hasn't grabbed me, and I'm not sure I can be bothered to continue. Does it pick up?


I thought it started ok, dipped in quality, then picked up again. It's definitely better than S1 but if you're not feeling the love then just watch Strange New Worlds instead as that *is* great.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2022 12:17 
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6 episodes into the final season of Brooklyn Nine Nine is … not good. Waste of a legacy.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2022 12:38 
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6 episodes into the final season of Brooklyn Nine Nine is … not good. Waste of a legacy.


That last series is gash innit. I never got around to watching the last 2 or 3 eps. I heard that they somewhat redeemed it but I couldn't be bothered.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2022 12:39 
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The Outer Range (Amazon video) seems well made, high production values, intriguing premise, beautiful cinematography but boy is it ssssssssslllllllloooooooow

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Yeah, we're sticking with it for now but I'm starting to want some assurance that it's actually going somewhere.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2022 14:43 
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
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6 episodes into the final season of Brooklyn Nine Nine is … not good. Waste of a legacy.


That last series is gash innit. I never got around to watching the last 2 or 3 eps. I heard that they somewhat redeemed it but I couldn't be bothered.


It’s even got Dr. Cox in it!? Why’s it so bad!?


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2022 15:03 
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Satsuma wrote:
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6 episodes into the final season of Brooklyn Nine Nine is … not good. Waste of a legacy.


That last series is gash innit. I never got around to watching the last 2 or 3 eps. I heard that they somewhat redeemed it but I couldn't be bothered.


It’s even got Dr. Cox in it!? Why’s it so bad!?


He was also in Burn Notice.

Which was excellent.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2022 2:55 
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Yeah, we're sticking with it for now but I'm starting to want some assurance that it's actually going somewhere.


We got to the end of Ep3 and my interest is starting to wane, I think I dozed off at a few points. Are you ahead of us and, importantly, has it started going somewhere?

The trailers made it seem a bit more mysterious and almost spooky or supernatural themed.

I went in expecting a bit of Twin Peaksy or X-Filesy suspense and weirdness, but ended up with men talking slowly about cows and land.

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2022 10:52 
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Re: 'Outer Range'...finished it and was left wondering what the point of it? All that money, all those talented people in front and behind the camera and t the result just doesn't do anything. It has a couple of interesting ideas but just doesn't do anything interesting with them.

On the other hand I found Hacks (also on Amazon) excellent and very funny. It may be my age but I was always on the side of Jean Smart's character (jaded Vegas comedian) than the young (slightly annoying) comedy writer. Episodes are shorter than 30 mins so you can charge right through it.

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2022 12:04 
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And series two of Hacks has new episodes released every week right now, though I don't know when/whether it gets added to Prime.


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