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Offline drunkenshoe

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #975 on: January 10, 2021, 09:51:02 AM »
Thanks. I don't think it is for me, but maybe I'll take a peek when I don't have anything.

I started to watch Jamestown. 15 mins in...I swear they are making these so women wouldn't complain about anything. It is horrifying without anything happening yet. :lol: 

E: OooK. Make it 12 mins. eek.
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Offline SGOS

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #976 on: January 11, 2021, 11:17:16 AM »
The Undoing

I'm spellbound by this whodunit, and I'm not even a fan of whodunits.  I actually dislike them, because I lose interest, and some are so crappy that the killer may not have  even appeared in the story line until the last minute. But this one is amazingly well constructed.

Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, and Donald Sutherland play the lead characters.  But the whole cast is very strong.  The lead detective is such a smarmy prick, I get pissed off just watching an actor playing a role.  I'm in the 6th episode, and my guesses of who did the crime keep changing.  The police, the lawyers, and prosecutors are all scheming or despicable, so there's lot's of visceral experiences you go through.  There are sudden reveals that change the whole playing field, until your mind realizes they could be explained by alternate assumptions, and I'm constantly constructing scenarios in my head about what really happened.  I put all my other stuff on hold until I finish this thing.  My worry is that it may go for more than one season, and I'm going to be on hold for months.

Online Shiranu

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #977 on: January 14, 2021, 03:26:53 AM »
I know it's been discussed before, but please please please please please give the Expanse a chance. It is seriously THE standard that all other sci-fi should be held to.

Around 4:00 there is a bit of a spoiler if you really want to go into it full cold turkey. Skip ahead to 4:40 if you want to skip that, because even he says he cant say too much because he doesn't want to spoil anything in such an amazing show.


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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #978 on: January 14, 2021, 01:22:46 PM »
I know it's been discussed before, but please please please please please give the Expanse a chance. It is seriously THE standard that all other sci-fi should be held to.

Around 4:00 there is a bit of a spoiler if you really want to go into it full cold turkey. Skip ahead to 4:40 if you want to skip that, because even he says he cant say too much because he doesn't want to spoil anything in such an amazing show.



I see it's on Amazon's streaming service. Hmm... I do want to finish The Boys, and my parents don't want to watch the rest of that show because they say too many naughty words. I might get a Prime account, watch The Boys Expand, and then drop the service. There are too many streaming services these days, and most only have one or two good shows on them.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Offline SGOS

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #979 on: January 14, 2021, 02:39:48 PM »
I see it's on Amazon's streaming service. Hmm... I do want to finish The Boys, and my parents don't want to watch the rest of that show because they say too many naughty words. I might get a Prime account, watch The Boys Expand, and then drop the service. There are too many streaming services these days, and most only have one or two good shows on them.
A couple years I ago, I read this critical prediction, and thought, "Of course."  You pay over $100 a month for cable with premium channels?  If you're a news junkie, to have to buy five different packages.  If you're a sports junkie, that can be a really expensive extra.  So you think you can save a bundle by cutting the cord?  Well, you can, but if your expecting to have the same amount of junk, you're going to buy several services.

The funniest line in the whole Seinfeld series to me was George Costanza pitching a show about nothing to the TV Network boss who asks dryly, "... and why would people want to watch this show that you say is about nothing?"  And George enthusiastically replies, "Because it's on TV."


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Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #980 on: January 14, 2021, 03:08:34 PM »
I see it's on Amazon's streaming service. Hmm... I do want to finish The Boys, and my parents don't want to watch the rest of that show because they say too many naughty words. I might get a Prime account, watch The Boys Expand, and then drop the service. There are too many streaming services these days, and most only have one or two good shows on them.
The Boys is too good to not finish, but yeah, definitely give The Expanse a try.

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #981 on: January 14, 2021, 09:39:45 PM »
BattleBots Baby!....Giant hammers, flame throwers, flipper jaws, spinning wheels with spikes..what's not to love?
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Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #982 on: January 14, 2021, 09:59:39 PM »
BattleBots Baby!....Giant hammers, flame throwers, flipper jaws, spinning wheels with spikes..what's not to love?
Was on right after The Daily Show.  Great pick-me-up after depressing news.


Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #983 on: January 14, 2021, 10:02:57 PM »
Was on right after The Daily Show.  Great pick-me-up after depressing news.

Those robots are hundreds of pounds ;)

Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #984 on: January 14, 2021, 10:07:00 PM »
Those robots are hundreds of pounds ;)
Originally, they had weight classes from 60 to 340 pounds.  The current maximum is 250 pounds.

Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #985 on: January 15, 2021, 09:05:02 PM »
Watching Wandavision

This is from literally the first minute:

*Wanda levitates a plate to the counter, but Vision absent-mindedly walks into it, breaking the plate with his head*
Vision: "My wife and her flying saucers"
Wanda:  "My husband and his indestructible head." *both laugh*


Offline trdsf

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #986 on: January 15, 2021, 11:07:14 PM »
Catching up on Series R of QI.
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Offline the_antithesis

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #987 on: January 16, 2021, 12:02:56 AM »
So I've been watching pinball repair videos on Youtube and they recently repaired a Bally's Six Million Dollar Man. Now I have a hankering to watch the show. I haven't seen it in thirty-five years, at least. Problem is, stuff I liked as a kid rarely holds up. The Muppet Show was incredibly disappointing. And Six Million Dollar Man was cheesy and dated by 1982. So, it definately won't hold up. Question is, is it cheesy enough to rollover the needle?


Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #988 on: January 22, 2021, 09:04:04 PM »
Wandavision is the best.

I can't describe how it's good without spoilers, but I'll try.  Imagine I Love Lucy or Bewitched in the SCP universe.  It's all fun 50s sitcom stuff with some seriously dark stuff hidden underneath.  Fallout fans will understand.