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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2024 11:55 
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New Fallout trailer :



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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Yeah, definitely be giving that a go.


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Started watching the Halo series today while tucked up in bed trying to rid myself of a terrible flu. Enjoying it!


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We started on Sweet Tooth (Netflix). It's an interesting take on the post-apocalyptic setting. We're only 3 eps in but I'm keen to see where it goes.

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Started watching the Halo series today while tucked up in bed trying to rid myself of a terrible flu. Enjoying it!


I've made two failed attempts to get into this, I'm really not sure why but it doesn't 'stick' and I never get further than E2 or E3. I haven't played a Halo game since Reach, but I do remember finding the setting and the lore interesting at the time.

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I am half way through the 2nd season and I am enjoying it.. I like the take on the character.

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Like the actor who plays him too, he was good in American Gods.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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I'm a couple of episodes into Shogun on Disney+ and I'm quite enjoying it - very pretty and full of politics and intrigue panning shots of mountains and zen gardens and ninjas. I read the book about 20 years ago, and liked it, but remember very little of it. Cosmo Jarivs, has a made-up sounding name though.


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Cosmo Jarvis: he does, but he's incredibly watchable. I rewound the bit where he says "that was very good" over the guns many times. Apparently the accent is what resulted from him aiming for realistic. realising that no one understands English from back then and so on. I love him a little bit.


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Somehow passed me by, but a brief reference in a newspaper or magazine recently led me to watch the first couple of episodes of John Wilson's How to with John Wilson (currently on BBC Iplayer).

These are very poetically shot and slightly esoteric rhapsodies on modern New York life., with clever use of footage that might or might not be real (the viewer is uncomfortably left unsure on this).

The first on small talk was engrossing enough to get through and take in his style, but I absolutely loved the second one, on scaffolding! Will definitely be watching more episodes over the next few days.


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So far (2 episodes in) Griselda on Netflix is very good.

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Kern wrote:
Somehow passed me by, but a brief reference in a newspaper or magazine recently led me to watch the first couple of episodes of John Wilson's How to with John Wilson (currently on BBC Iplayer).

These are very poetically shot and slightly esoteric rhapsodies on modern New York life., with clever use of footage that might or might not be real (the viewer is uncomfortably left unsure on this).

The first on small talk was engrossing enough to get through and take in his style, but I absolutely loved the second one, on scaffolding! Will definitely be watching more episodes over the next few days.

Oh, these are great! And totally agree on the first two - I don't think I've got much further than that, but it's definitely on my list to carry on.


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So far (2 episodes in) Griselda on Netflix is very good.

Hmmm, I have up 3/4ers of the way through ep1.

Seemed a bit cheesy compared to Narcos

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After watching the first two episodes Fallout gets a thumbs up from me.

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The first one was great. Looking forward to more tonight.

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Morte wrote:
After watching the first two episodes Fallout gets a thumbs up from me.

And me.


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Really enjoying it , it captures the feel of Fallout for me


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"Your thumb or my thumb?"

Really enjoying it , it captures the feel of Fallout for me


The games never really clicked for me, but the show is great, and the first ten minutes were quite chilling.


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Malc wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
So far (2 episodes in) Griselda on Netflix is very good.

Hmmm, I have up 3/4ers of the way through ep1.

Seemed a bit cheesy compared to Narcos

Finished it last night and enjoyed it all. Never saw Narcos so can’t really compare it, Malc.

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Fallout is awesome. Only watched ep1 but at almost a movie length it look laid a great foundation, please stay this good!

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We’ve been discussing whether to watch Fallout, but you’ve all made it sound very watchable, so I think we’ll give it a go.

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Mimi wrote:
We’ve been discussing whether to watch Fallout, but you’ve all made it sound very watchable, so I think we’ll give it a go.


My only comment for that is that there is quite a lot of blood and its very violent , there is humor in there as well but if you are a little squeamish then it may not work for you.

It is also at times very bleak (it is the aftermath of a nuclear war)


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