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« Reply #105 on: June 05, 2017, 10:47:02 pm »
Lawyer?!?! Yikes!

I take it back! I take it back!

Or ... according to Bakker's dog book, everything is about sex, so we're all sex freaks ... but, according to his brain book, it's just evolution fucking with us and has no significance beyond species enduring. That all said, The Handmainden's Tale sounds like a porn title in 2 senses: the title ( the HAND maiden's tale ) and the whole "I think I'll fuck the maid today" popular porn story ( though, I wouldn't know for sure, of course - it's what people are telling me ).

Its neither. Its actually very good and makes you think...a lot. That's the kind of stories I like. To be placed in anothers shoes and feel what they feel. And its done really well, and a few scenes will have you feeling it in the gut. Its very good and I'm not even finished.
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« Reply #106 on: June 06, 2017, 12:48:20 pm »
LOL, I was just making fun of the title and Beard - didn't figure it would be that, actually.

Thanks for the rec, MSJ - it's made the list.

Edit: oh, it's on Hulu, I don't subscribe to that ( yet ).
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« Reply #107 on: June 06, 2017, 10:27:15 pm »
Better Call Saul -- Continues to be far, far better than a sequel/spin-off series has any right to be. The "big courtroom scene" was amazingly well-done. Howard Hamlin is my favorite supporting character other than Kim (whose basically the third main protagonist at this point). The way he ran-without-running around Chuck's yard in the one episode was fucking hilarious.
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Fargo -- Still good, though this season is much slower burn than the first two seasons, especially the second. That being said I think it will likely have a very strong ending and the pieces are starting to come together. Some people (not here, just generally) seem a little down on this season, but I recall that the first season was only "suprisingly strong" until
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. I feel like a similar thing is happening here -- a lot of set up being done for a balls-to-the-wall crazy finale.

Aside from the policewoman (drawing a blank on the character's name), I actually think this season's actual "heroes" are intended to be Nikki and Sy rather than the Stussy twins, who serve almost as red herrings for their respective supporting characters. Both twins have relatively minimal agency, instead making decisions and actions based on influence from Nikki on Emmit's side, along with Sy and/or Varga on the other brother's end.

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« Reply #108 on: June 07, 2017, 12:32:16 am »
Better Call Saul -- Continues to be far, far better than a sequel/spin-off series has any right to be. The "big courtroom scene" was amazingly well-done. Howard Hamlin is my favorite supporting character other than Kim (whose basically the third main protagonist at this point). The way he ran-without-running around Chuck's yard in the one episode was fucking hilarious.
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Ran without running? Don't remember that scene, sounds funny. Agreed, it's really really good show. I would like to see more Howard in the series, he is really good. Getting a bit tired of Kim, though - seems like she's stuck ( which is on purpose, I know ).

Skipped your Fargo commentary, recording it now and will binge watch it when I'm through with The Americans. 2 shows to blow your hair back: The Americans and Homeland. Never thought much of spy stuff before those 2 shows.

Beard, it's not like I don't trust you ... ok, ok, I don't trust you ( ;) ). Before I make the investment, what makes Peaky Blinders any better than typical mob story stuff?

Anyone watch The Leftovers? Wicked stuff - not super amazing, but some very funny content buried in insanely sad story threads. Nice realistic depiction of how the rest of us would handle 2% of the population disappearing into thin air all at once ( not a spoiler, you find this out in the first episode of the show ) - madness, depression, profound confusion, bizarre dysfunctional reactions which are completely believable given the mad premise of the show. Figured you Bakker followers would dig it.
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« Reply #109 on: June 07, 2017, 02:53:13 am »
Here's the scene of Howard from BCS, I'm not even sure how to describe how he is moving but it cracks me up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP4mTNam5Bw

I gotta check out The Americans someday, it's on my list. I enjoyed the first season of Homeland but it kinda lost me after that, I've heard mixed things about how it goes as the show progresses.

Interested in your thoughts on Fargo when you finish! Seasons Two is one of my favorite seasons of any show ever TBH.

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« Reply #110 on: June 07, 2017, 12:54:45 pm »
Ah, I believe the way he's moving is called "trotting", but nice way to describe it as walk/running. Both seasons of Fargo blew me away, I'll get to season 3 in a few weeks. Kirsten Dunst was a demon in season 2 - cool reminder she used to be a vampire.

You're not the first person I referred Homeland to who didn't get into it. I guess it's a matter of taste. The first season gave me a heart attack. I thoroughly enjoyed every season and even watched them all twice. The last season has a slow/boring/annoying start with a mad/cool ending - delicious  :).
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« Reply #111 on: June 14, 2017, 04:47:39 pm »
BSC ep 9 was really good. For Jimmy to do that to poor ol' Irene..I think Saul is about be born. Kim, I feel so bad for her, yet you knew something like this was gonna happen, with the way she's been pushing herself. Nacho, give me more Nacho. He's scenes are great and he's an excellent actor to boot.

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« Reply #112 on: June 15, 2017, 11:18:47 pm »
ooo, aaa, yeah, baby - Taboo is cool stuff. Glad you're digging it!
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« Reply #113 on: July 12, 2017, 07:41:51 pm »
Ok! Time for updates on Tao's tv watching experience.

Finished Fargo season 3 - this was the most brutal of the 3 seasons in my opinion.
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Finished BSC season 3 - and the greatness goes on and on ...
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And Beard, you fuck! You never gave me the scoop on Peaky Blinders and why I should give a shit about that show. Is it art or just booollshit?
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« Reply #114 on: July 13, 2017, 11:22:23 am »
And Beard, you fuck! You never gave me the scoop on Peaky Blinders and why I should give a shit about that show. Is it art or just booollshit?

I could have sworn I posted on this once before, despite you needing BFK's veto ;). It's British television so the seasons are only a handful of episodes long. Can confirm, great piece of television. I've never liked Cillian Murphy much before it and they add Tom Hardy in the latter bit of season 2, I believe, who can do no wrong, in my opinion.
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« Reply #115 on: July 22, 2017, 12:13:36 am »
American Gods is FUCKED ... UP. Watch it, you'll love it. I got bored with the book and put it down 200 pages in, but the tv show so far is awesome. Even has a Canuk playing a Leprechaun ( his bar fight is one for the ages ).
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« Reply #116 on: July 22, 2017, 02:02:49 am »
Great series. I liked the books too, think the series does a real good job with it.
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« Reply #117 on: July 22, 2017, 03:25:13 pm »
American Gods is FUCKED ... UP. Watch it, you'll love it. I got bored with the book and put it down 200 pages in, but the tv show so far is awesome. Even has a Canuk playing a Leprechaun ( his bar fight is one for the ages ).

I've seen some amazing actors linked to that show.
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« Reply #118 on: July 26, 2017, 03:46:59 pm »
American Gods is FUCKED ... UP. Watch it, you'll love it. I got bored with the book and put it down 200 pages in, but the tv show so far is awesome. Even has a Canuk playing a Leprechaun ( his bar fight is one for the ages ).

I've seen some amazing actors linked to that show.

I watched the first episode but haven't had the time to watch any more.

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« Reply #119 on: July 26, 2017, 04:37:17 pm »
I suggest to anyone to watch it, its good tv and a differrent type of show than the norm. To book readers, it does give you a better understanding of the books and aome kick-ass scenes from the booka also. My favorite are the Coming to America scenes....awesome.
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