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« Reply #300 on: June 16, 2020, 12:17:38 pm »
We watched Dark on Netflix.  Went with the original German, rather than the dub, since I usually hate dubbed things.

I don't usually go in for shows like this one, but I have to say it is well done and entertaining.  Season 3 comes out in 11 days or so.
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« Reply #301 on: June 16, 2020, 06:01:42 pm »
We watched Dark on Netflix.  Went with the original German, rather than the dub, since I usually hate dubbed things.

I don't usually go in for shows like this one, but I have to say it is well done and entertaining.  Season 3 comes out in 11 days or so.

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« Reply #302 on: June 16, 2020, 06:51:23 pm »
We watched Dark on Netflix.  Went with the original German, rather than the dub, since I usually hate dubbed things.

I don't usually go in for shows like this one, but I have to say it is well done and entertaining.  Season 3 comes out in 11 days or so.

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« Reply #303 on: June 16, 2020, 07:53:52 pm »
I love Dark.  Based on the intro, I assumed it would be some kind of creepy horror.  It's turned out to be one of the best Netflix originals.  Excited to see how season 3 turns out.

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« Reply #304 on: June 17, 2020, 02:20:41 am »
So I started watching Avenue 5 and hmm ... strange beast, this thing is. I'll have to finish it to give final thoughts on it. So I'm being kicked around between thinking it sucks and it being brilliant. Some of the bits are very funny and had me laughing, which is hard to do for me with comedies. It's campy ( which I don't like ), but clever as well. Heavy cussing with callous humor which is normally not my thing ( I like to cuss, but find cussing in comedy to frequently be a cheap way to humor ), but some of it is extremely funny I have to admit. I wonder how much of the space stuff is accurate. It appears to mix accurate space physics with comic space physics, so it has me wondering, I'll give it that. Wondering if anyone else has watched it and what you think about it. Some very funny shit here and there. Zach Woods steels the show, not all of his bits are funny, but some of it will floor ya, he's a mad character in a mundane role on the ship.
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« Reply #305 on: June 25, 2020, 10:52:31 pm »
Finished Avenue 5 - it's mixed, some great, much of it not so great. Some very funny shit thrown about.

I watched Prodigal Son. Another weird one, mostly prime-time shit tv, but I love Michael Sheen, great actor, so I stuck with it ( poorly directed into over-acting ). The lead actor sucks, that's a big problem. Some of the other actors aren't bad, but mired in boring formulaic prime-time story crap. Too bad, it could have been a nice take on the Starling/Lector dynamic in Silence of the Lambs ( obvious inspiration for the idea of the show ). I would've figured prime-time would've finally evolved to up it's game to match all of the original cable content that's come out over 2 decades now. I don't know, seems like the problem is the major studios refuses to pay for the writing and think they can come up with good stories on their own. Mostly stupid, all of the mystery and "surprise" falls flat given how poor the show is.
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« Reply #306 on: June 28, 2020, 10:14:07 pm »
I've been meaning to look again at Avenue 5...your review seems mixed...would it make sense to start in the middle of it?

I blew through the John Wick movies and have come away convinced they are a prequel or sequel to the Matrix. They seem to purposely go out of their way to suggest video games, some of which I admit can be accidental or just thematic but other things - like passerbys being so NPC-ish they don't care about the bodies - seem deliberate....