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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:28 
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I quite liked moon Knight as it was different.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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I liked it and it wasn't exactly a massive commitment at six episodes

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Having just watched the chronological fan-edit of the Infinity Saga nothing feels like a massive commitment.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 13:31 
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Cras wrote:
I liked it and it wasn't exactly a massive commitment at six episodes

Six episodes is too many when the Wife Acceptance Factor is already very low after one episode


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 13:52 
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Ms Marvel started well. Well enough for me to want to keep watching, which is more than I can say for Moon Knight, sadly

Yeah, totally agree with the former. Joyous and rocking.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 15:30 
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Ms Marvel started well. Well enough for me to want to keep watching, which is more than I can say for Moon Knight, sadly

Yeah, totally agree with the former. Joyous and rocking.


That's weird. It seems to be getting terrible reviews from the Marvel fanboy community. I wonder why that could possibly be...


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:19 
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Second series of Hacks is already up on Prime.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2022 16:20 
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Gotta say, I was quite enjoying Stranger Things Part 1. Quite gory, nice bit of horror, alright CG, not too much of the usual cast doing the same things, interesting new characters, some really nice direction etc.

Until the last episode… when the twist was so sloooowly revealed after the audience had surely got it 10 minutes earlier. And then I thought back on the lot and remembered, ‘what the fuck was that Hopper stuff really about other than a really long wacky side quest?’ A side quest which really doesn’t intersect with the main story at all (well, until the second part maybe).

And actually bar the initial above ground stuff, the El/11 side story was equally drawn out.

And then I’m thinking, apart from all the 11 stuff, what’s the point of Mike and Will’s wacky side quest other than a really elongated wacky side quest?

Will all of these disparate pieces be drawn together in the second part, well probably I guess, but taken as a whole my reflections on part 1 were that most of the stuff was so separate that I might as well have been watching 3 or 4 different shows based on Stranger Things.

That’s not to say that it wasn't entertaining, because it was, and probably better than seasons 2 & 3, but I’m wondering whether a two part series was actually needed to tell this story and that it wouldn’t have benefited from being shorter.

I suppose we’ll find out when part 2 gets released.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2022 16:21 
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Also I’m sick of Dustin’s shit.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 13:23 
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Finished the second series of Hacks over the weekend, excellent stuff, probably better than the first series.

Also watched the final episode of the third series of Barry this morning...again brilliant and so, so dark.

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I was on edge watching Barry the entire time. What a show and what a great season.

The whole “What did you put in my fucking eye” had me up in my seat.

The fact that Bill Hader has been directing some/most of these episodes is insane. The guy has got some real talent and has surrounded himself with some great people in front and behind the camera.


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Especially when you see him interviewed about how he basically fell arse backwards into SNL as the 'impressions guy'. He is something of a marvel.

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The latest episode of Riverdale had an interesting ending.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2022 11:28 
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Grim... wrote:
I'm enjoying Moon Knight. It's not great, but it's good enough.


I’ve only watched one episode, but that episode was bonkers and great.

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Hellbound (Netflix): entertaining enough Korean series in which people get a visit and told when they will be taken to hell. At the appointed time, monsters show up,etc. It prods a fair bit at the notices behind power and religion, and worth a watch.

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The Orville is back for Season 3, and if it wasn't for Strange New Worlds, I'd say it's the best Star Trek in decades.
That might be selling it short actually, as it's evolved into it's own show. Last week's episode "A tale of two Top's" was a superbly written and acted story about gender identity and rights


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