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Offline trdsf

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1200 on: May 07, 2021, 02:08:50 AM »
The #MakeMoreMST3K Kickstarter is in its final day; they're $62,000 short of the final stretch goal with until 11pmEDT to get there.  They hit the base goal of $2 million in one day; the final stretch goal is $5.5 million for a full 12 episode Season 13 (including two hosted by Joel himself, putting him in the theater for the first time in almost 30 years), plus a bonus goal of $5.8 million, the reward for which is still a secret... but I trust Joel, I bet it's awesome.

And since I started typing this message, they now only need $59,000 for the last stretch goal.

Joel's right -- he doesn't need a network, the MSTies are self-supporting.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1201 on: May 07, 2021, 11:45:30 AM »
Realized I never talked about the Falcon & the Winter Soldier finale. Non-spoiler version: I liked it. I thought it was a satisfying conclusion to the story. Even if it feels a little soon for it to be ending. However, seeing this series as a whole now, it seems less like "Falcon & the Winter Soldier" and more like "Falcon: Featuring the Winter Soldier." Bucky gets his time to shine, and he has some character development in the show, but the story seems less interested in him than in Sam. But he was another candidate for inheriting Sam's shield, so it's interesting to see the three possible Captain America successors interact with each other, seeing how they contrast, and how this dispute is resolved.

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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1202 on: May 07, 2021, 12:00:51 PM »
@Hydra009 - Why aren't you on Discord yet? I'm cycling through streaming services. Planning to go with Amazon Prime next and need suggestions. I'm already caught up on Cobra Kai. I plan to watch the rest of The Boys. I remember you recommending a sci-fi show, but I don't remember the name. And then there's that superhero cartoon people have been meming recently.


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Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1203 on: May 07, 2021, 05:27:46 PM »
I'm not a big fan of Discord.  And that meme is from the superhero show Inv..



That meme is inherently super spoilery, so I don't recommend looking at any Invincible memes online unless you want to get spoiled hard.  The subreddit spoiled me on stuff from the comics even after I had already watched the entire show lol.  Nowhere is safe!
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1204 on: May 07, 2021, 05:43:58 PM »
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1205 on: May 07, 2021, 06:06:29 PM »




FFS. That was the most intrusive product placement I've ever seen.
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Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1206 on: May 07, 2021, 06:25:59 PM »
I wanted one so bad to drink while watching that show, but covid and lack of wide availability dashed my hope.  Just as well.  Awful stuff, or so I've heard.

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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1207 on: May 30, 2021, 04:06:14 PM »
We began watching 'raised by wolves'. This show is really speaking to me. Mostly the atmosphere of the vast empty, mostly dead universe. And a humanity divided tearing itself to pieces in its midst. The futility of that, always captivates me.
Only watched 2 episodes so far. But almost immediately, I recognized ridley Scott's touch.
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Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1208 on: May 30, 2021, 05:16:18 PM »
We began watching 'raised by wolves'. This show is really speaking to me. Mostly the atmosphere of the vast empty, mostly dead universe. And a humanity divided tearing itself to pieces in its midst. The futility of that, always captivates me.
Only watched 2 episodes so far. But almost immediately, I recognized ridley Scott's touch.
It gets sooo good! ...and then kinda weird.

Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1209 on: June 02, 2021, 02:49:35 PM »
I'm watching Vikings, and despite their frequent goofs (lit braziers during midday lol) it looks like they really did their homework with the Native Americans of what I assume is supposed to be Vinland.

They look fairly advanced, with permanent wood-framed dwellings (surprisingly spacious!), canoes, cloth robes and pants, fur pelts, bone/seashell jewellery, distinct tribal warpaint, and possibly even some metalworking or at least trade with metalworkers.  And the actors speaking what I assume is a historically-accurate native language is a big plus.

Probably the best representation of natives since Westworld season 2.  Very humanizing, with the natives behaving as civilized people rather than the usual savage depiction.  Don't get that very often on TV.

Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1210 on: June 09, 2021, 12:21:18 PM »
LOKI!

I love the Time Variance Authority (TVA for short).  Its yellow-orange ambiance and iconography reminds me a lot of Ouroboros from City of Heroes, which has an almost identical function.

I like how bemused and/or irritated they are by outsiders.  It really shows that they've seen it all.

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Offline trdsf

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1211 on: June 09, 2021, 02:00:45 PM »
Watching old Julia Child episodes on Roku.  I'm still not sure I would try brains or sweetbreads, but she definitely made them less scary.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1212 on: June 09, 2021, 02:18:16 PM »
Watching old Julia Child episodes on Roku.  I'm still not sure I would try brains or sweetbreads, but she definitely made them less scary.
Memories.  When my daughter was 5-7, she loved Julia Child.  And I had to watch every show for almost two years.  I could never figure out what the attraction was--cooking of the weird voice--but whatever, she did not want to miss a show.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1213 on: June 09, 2021, 08:42:41 PM »
I really enjoyed WandaVision, it was so well done, so I think I'll like Loki just because of his character.

What I have no interest in watching, however, is The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

What I am currently watching is Sweet Tooth.
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Offline trdsf

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #1214 on: June 09, 2021, 09:25:13 PM »
Memories.  When my daughter was 5-7, she loved Julia Child.  And I had to watch every show for almost two years.  I could never figure out what the attraction was--cooking of the weird voice--but whatever, she did not want to miss a show.
I think it's the same thing that makes Bob Ross so much fun to watch -- confidence in the viewer's ability to do this too.  It comes across from both of them.
"My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total, and I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution." -- Barbara Jordan