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Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1050 on: February 19, 2021, 05:26:53 PM »
Does the Netflix series cover the entire book series? Is this an "inspired by" adaptation?
I've read that there are some pretty significant differences (Dandelion is renamed to Jaskier, Ciri, Yennefer's backstory) but it's mostly faithful to the books and in the same spirit.

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I'm very conflicted about watching Game of Thrones. I didn't like the books but my brother insists the television series is better.
That might've been true during season 3-4, but not after.  The books meander a bit (huge understatement) but they go down some dark and disturbing paths, and it's masterfully done.  The show, not so much.

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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1051 on: February 22, 2021, 05:58:41 PM »
Finished season 1 of 'kingdom'.
What a fucking beast of a show.
What a way to end season one.
I love the characters, the drama and the unbelievable tension.
Along with 'train to Busan', I believe south Korea has crowned itself king of the zombie genre. Kudos.
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« Reply #1052 on: February 22, 2021, 10:52:41 PM »
We just finished watching the seven-episode PBS Masterpiece series All Creatures Great and Small. The book had a strong influence on me as a child (I lived on an exotic animal farm in my early twenties) and I wanted to check it out. With movie and television studios seemingly in a competition to create the darkest characters and storylines, this comfortable series, with its low-stakes plotting, lush scenery, authentic sets, adorable animals, and collection of empathetic characters is like a walk in fresh air. It's not everyone's cup of tea but I enjoyed every moment.

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Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1053 on: February 23, 2021, 11:05:53 PM »
Sweet Home.  Basically, the South Korean Walking Dead, albeit with a unique twist.  I just finished reading the manga (the dialogue is very concise, so it was an incredibly easy read) now I'm moving on to the TV show.



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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1054 on: February 25, 2021, 01:52:02 PM »
Just read a joke about an amazing premise for a TV show.

Namely a show where flat earthers go on a quest to find the edge of the world.
That'd be amazing. I'd watch the shit out of that show  how many seasons could it run for?
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1055 on: February 25, 2021, 07:41:56 PM »
Just read a joke about an amazing premise for a TV show.

Namely a show where flat earthers go on a quest to find the edge of the world.
That'd be amazing. I'd watch the shit out of that show  how many seasons could it run for?
I'd watch it.

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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1056 on: February 26, 2021, 09:08:49 AM »
WandaVision Episode 8
I kind of felt like 6 and 7 had me wandering around aimlessly.  E8 is the first time, I feel like I've experienced a major reveal.  OK, I kinda/sorta saw this coming in a very general way with episode 4 or 5, but E8 ties things together in a nice package.  I would also describe the episode as powerful.  Does anyone know how many more episodes we should expect?

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« Reply #1057 on: February 27, 2021, 12:24:41 PM »
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« Reply #1058 on: February 27, 2021, 12:56:31 PM »
Wanda
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« Reply #1059 on: February 27, 2021, 01:08:11 PM »
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Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1060 on: February 27, 2021, 03:14:57 PM »
WandaVision Episode 8
I kind of felt like 6 and 7 had me wandering around aimlessly.  E8 is the first time, I feel like I've experienced a major reveal.  OK, I kinda/sorta saw this coming in a very general way with episode 4 or 5, but E8 ties things together in a nice package.  I would also describe the episode as powerful.  Does anyone know how many more episodes we should expect?
I was thinking as I watched it, that the latest episode would get you completely up to speed.  :P  And there is one more episode.

I loved episode 7 for its huge reveal (and surprisingly catchy song).  Episode 8 was mostly a giant recap and didn't do much for me because a lot of that stuff could be easily inferred, but once again, I understand why they did it - to keep more casual viewers from getting lost during the final episode.
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« Reply #1061 on: February 27, 2021, 03:29:56 PM »
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« Reply #1062 on: February 27, 2021, 03:37:19 PM »
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« Reply #1063 on: February 28, 2021, 02:11:38 AM »
Just finished the TV adaption of Sweet Home.  10/10 beginning, 8/10 middle, 6/10 end

It had an excellent start, but kinda floundered in the middle and lost the plot entirely towards the end.  There was such amazing horror in the source material, and most of it made it to screen, but a lot of it didn't, which is a terrible shame.  The source material tried really hard and succeeded to avoid Hollywood cliches, but it looks as if those were intentionally and spitefully put in the TV version.  And the worst part is that the mind-blowing reveal towards the end - which puts everything in context - was kinda forgotten entirely.  The whole plot kinda falls apart without that.

This series is almost great, which is so much worse than merely being average.

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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1064 on: February 28, 2021, 03:14:07 AM »
I have watched the 9 eps of Raised by the Wolves. I haven't finished it, but it's specifically designed to piss off a certain mass of people. :lol: I also liked the Mother a bit too much, it made me uncomfortable. And that kid... :lol: perfect symbolism. Hat's off to Mr. Ridley Scott.
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