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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by TaoHorror on November 03, 2020, 08:38:09 pm »
Cop Shows

Unforgotten - pretty good, if you like Euro-cop shows, you'll like it. I like how they introduce the story, you see different people in the first episode who appear to have nothing to do with each other and by the end, you see the beginning of the weave, it's pretty cool. About cold cases.

The Valhalla Murders - Islandic, I watched it dubbed. I enjoyed it, some weak after acting here and there, but fun to watch.

Dogs of Berlin - I may have mentioned this one already, pretty good, German show, watched it dubbed and was descent. Some good writing with this one, I liked it.
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Literature / Re: Yearly Reading Targets 2020
« Last post by Wilshire on November 03, 2020, 05:56:07 pm »
A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie (33)

Abercrombie is a great character writer, I've got to give him that. A Little Hatred takes place maybe 20ish years after the events of First Law, which means that its largely a new cast of main characters. Its fun to see the old faces lurking in the background, bringing a nice nostalgia factor with it, while still allowing plenty of space for the young and reckless to take center stage. That said, I don't think its altogether his best work. Some scenes are fantastic, but there is not the same overall sense of awe that I had with The Blade Itself. Something is missing, though I can't honestly put my finger on it.

I'll be looking forward to reading the rest, but I'm not feeling an immediate need to start The Trouble With Peace.
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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by TaoHorror on October 30, 2020, 11:18:47 pm »
I was wondering about this one, bit dicey with the marketing so haven't committed yet. Thanks for letting us know.

Yeah, the marketing was a little weird, but I actually think it "worked" pretty well.  Because we spent the whole episode in suspense about what was actually going to go down and who was actually implicated in it.

Sounds good :)
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Literature / Re: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
« Last post by H on October 30, 2020, 11:40:58 am »
I really liked the style of JS&MN but the story itself left me wanting, definitely.  Maybe I'll check out this new book though.  Is it the same sort of style (of writing I mean)?
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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by H on October 30, 2020, 11:36:55 am »
I was wondering about this one, bit dicey with the marketing so haven't committed yet. Thanks for letting us know.

Yeah, the marketing was a little weird, but I actually think it "worked" pretty well.  Because we spent the whole episode in suspense about what was actually going to go down and who was actually implicated in it.
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General Misc. / Re: Board Games and Miniatures
« Last post by H on October 30, 2020, 11:34:56 am »
Ha, I'd bet my old copy is probably still at my old house, somewhere.  Although, no idea how complete it might (or might not) be.

Maybe one day we can meet up near Pensacola, if we ever make it out that way again, seems like it might be almost half-way for both of us, TH.
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Literature / Re: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
« Last post by Wilshire on October 29, 2020, 08:33:21 pm »
Yup. Sold out immediate at Anderida Books as well. Probably you can find a standard copy at any large book store, but I don't know of anyone else doing an interesting edition.
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General Misc. / Re: Board Games and Miniatures
« Last post by TaoHorror on October 29, 2020, 07:28:53 pm »
Ha, unfortunately, the price is just a bit too rich for my blood at the moment...

https://hasbropulse.com/products/heroquest-game-system

Just saw the price - oh well, I still have the original.  A bit beat up but I think it's all there.

Looks like TaoHorror is going to join us H!

You betcha, just a plane ticket away to some killer board gaming :)
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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by TaoHorror on October 29, 2020, 07:27:22 pm »
The Undoing looked fairly generic, possibly interesting, but on the basis of just being an HBO (proper) show, we checked it out.  First episode was fairly well done, so we'll be watching the rest.

I was wondering about this one, bit dicey with the marketing so haven't committed yet. Thanks for letting us know.
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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by mrganondorf on October 29, 2020, 04:23:48 pm »
Rewatched this Nick Cage triple that feels like a trilogy: Face/Off, The Rock, Con Air.

Holding off on The Good Place season 4 till my kiddo has a chance to catch up.
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