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Post by mjf314 » January 31st, 2019, 3:23 am

I finished Firefly about a week ago. I also watched Serenity. I liked both.

It did remind me of Cowboy Bebop (or at least some parts did). I haven't seen Outlaw Star so I can't comment on that comparison.

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Post by fori » January 31st, 2019, 4:43 am

outdoorcats wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Outlaw Star
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Post by nimimerkillinen » January 31st, 2019, 3:33 pm

new seasons of High Maintenance and Broad City started

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Post by mightysparks » February 9th, 2019, 1:18 pm

A Star is Born got all me all nostalgic for Alias so I’m nearly finished with the first season now. The first time my dad rented it in January 2004, I was up until 6am finishing the first season because I just couldn’t stop. It was the latest I’d ever stayed up at that point. I’ve rewatched the first three seasons a few times but only finished the other ones once. I still find it difficult to stop watching but man it has so many problems. The music urgh so melodramatic and cheesy. The acting is not great most of the time and I find it hard to believe Sydney is the best spy and friend and student ever, such an unconvincing Mary Sue. She’s way too emotional to be a good spy, ditches her friends way too often to be a good friend, and is always late on her papers. The dialogue and the emotional drama scenes can be pretty dumb. But everyone is still likable and it really is super fun. It is annoying how every episode ends on a cliffhanger and is resolved within the first two minutes of the next one though. I still like the show a lot but it definitely shows its age now.
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » February 9th, 2019, 3:53 pm

What is the connection between A Star is Born and Alias?

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 9th, 2019, 6:10 pm

Lonewolf2003 wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 3:53 pm
What is the connection between A Star is Born and Alias?
Bradley Cooper - he was Sidney's best guy friend on that show.

And yeah, mighty, I hear you - I used to LOVE that show, but it is nowhere near as good as I used to think it was.

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Post by mightysparks » February 9th, 2019, 11:22 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 3:53 pm
What is the connection between A Star is Born and Alias?
Bradley Cooper - he was Sidney's best guy friend on that show.

And yeah, mighty, I hear you - I used to LOVE that show, but it is nowhere near as good as I used to think it was.
Greg Grunberg and Ron Rifkin also make appearances. Yea, it’s still really addictive but really dumb.
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Post by maxwelldeux » February 13th, 2019, 7:48 am

Watched America's Got Talent with the Wife tonight - it's actually pretty decent if you fast-forward through all the judges talking and intro pieces.

Anyway, this woman told a story through sand art - this stunning portrayal might be my favorite "short" I've seen in almost 3 years on ICM. She draws pictures in sand to tell a story. If you have ~4.5 minutes, it's worth it. (Linked queued to the start time)


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Post by mightysparks » March 1st, 2019, 6:55 am

Was looking for a bingey sci-fi show on Netflix last night. I tried an episode of Russian Doll and thought it was horrible. I just finished the show Maniac, which has a terribly unfitting title and feels like it’s over before it’s begun - especially as it’s about overcoming trauma so you need a bit more repetition and depth - but it was decently entertaining. Hill and Stone had some good moments and some bad ones (I really can’t stand that fish eyed gremlin Stone most of the time though). Considering Dark, The 3%, The OA, or The Rain next. Also have been recommended some of the superhero stuff like Jessica Jones, The Punisher and Daredevil (which I watched a few eps of years ago but got bored).
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Post by sebby » March 1st, 2019, 9:05 am

I thought Dark was pretty good. But quite slight compared to something like Maniac which is just overflowing thematically, visually, etc. But as i recall it was an easy binge.

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » March 1st, 2019, 9:46 am

I just watched Russian Doll and liked it. I can understand the first episode doesn’t appeal to someone, it does get better later. Its way more a character centered drama than a sci-fi series. So if you’re looking for a pure sci-fi series it isn’t suitable indeed.

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Post by mightysparks » March 1st, 2019, 10:23 am

I like character drama stuff too, but I hated all the characters :P I might give it another shot. I watched 10 minutes of The Rain but it was stupid as hell and for teenagers. Why do so many shows have high schoolers as main characters man make something for the adults. I’m a few eps into The OA which is watchable and sort of interesting but a bit dumb as well.
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » March 1st, 2019, 2:49 pm

Just got to the finale of the new True Detective last night...after what had been a good rebound season following the lamentable season 2, the season 3 conclusion was rather underwhelming I thought.
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Post by mightysparks » March 2nd, 2019, 12:14 pm

I guess binging is my way of dealing with not knowing whether to continue or quit my current course lol because I've finished three series + the last season of The Good Place over the last few days. I watched The OA, which was really dumb but still had something about it that was entertaining. I then went back to Russian Doll and did indeed like it much more after a few more episodes and just finished the first season (and annoyed there were no more). Now to find something else...
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Post by mightysparks » March 9th, 2019, 2:47 am

So I ended up watching all of Helix, which was a stupid and horrible show and I don’t know why I watched it. The dialogue was painful, I can’t even choose who the worst actor in the show was, characters were dumb and inconsistent, there was a whole lot of ‘you’re the most beautiful/amazing/special/intelligent person in the world’ chucked at almost every character at some point. I assume they didn’t know they were gonna get cancelled after season 2 because that was a horrible ending. It had some interesting elements with the virus stuff but it was such a dumb show.

I’ve also been trying to watch The Punisher which is incredibly boring and just a chick flick melodrama dressed up as a comic book boy thing. Shirtless ‘fit’ men, stupid sex scenes and relationship melodrama ugh. I liked the film with Thomas Jane but a major problem is setting it after his family has been killed and he’s already gotten his revenge; that’s his goddamn story. I haven’t read the comics or whatever so I don’t know how much of the show is taken from the comics but man is it lame. All the characters are lame, The Punisher dude is boring and lacking in personality, the story isn’t that interesting either. It would’ve been much more interesting to explore his origin story for a few seasons then deal with this after stuff so it actually has some emotional resonance but no. It’s just melodrama with some blood.
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Post by mightysparks » March 10th, 2019, 1:22 am

My boyfriend and I had a bit to drink last night and were watching stuff on YouTube. Somehow we came across The Eric Andre Show, which I think some people on here have mentioned before, and started watching compilations of that for a few hours. Not sure if I’d like it sober but we had fun, some of it was dumb but some of it was hilarious and I like how chill the dude is and just does or says anything without hesitation, and dgaf. Then we watched some Ali G after we ran out of stuff, haven’t watched that show in over 15 years, which was also fun.
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Post by maxwelldeux » March 10th, 2019, 1:44 am

I started watching the Eric Andre Show a while back while high as balls. Never seen it sober (don't want to), but it was pretty amusing. Not my type of humor generally, but still pretty enjoyable now and again.

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Post by mightysparks » March 13th, 2019, 3:54 am

I’ve started watching Sense8 now. Wow it is stupid. It takes itself so damn seriously but it’s just dumb. The characters are all pretty horrible, as are the actors, and the dialogue is the worst. The trans hacker character is just awful with the constant spouting of simplistic nonsense about identity and morals. The actor is also the worst on the show, and has the worst subplot and is just terrible in every way. It’s sad this show seems to be praised for its treatment of LGBT because it’s actually some of the worst I’ve seen, other than that it’s fairly prominent the actual characters are pathetic stereotypes, or just plain awful. The story/plots are kind of all over the place and I’m interested to see where it leads but it’s a pretty pointless show.
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Post by sebby » March 13th, 2019, 4:22 am

yeah i found sense8 completely unwatchable. Might be the worst of NF's big budget originals.

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Post by mightysparks » March 15th, 2019, 11:39 pm

Somehow I watched all of Sense8. Yeah I don’t know either, I was really desperate for a distraction. Jesus Christ what a piece of trash. I thought maybe it would get better or take itself a bit less seriously but nope. I don’t even know what I like least about it, the dialogue, the acting, the characters, the messy plots? There were some interesting ideas scattered about tbh which was the only reason it was at all watchable but generally they are all dealt with horribly. The biggest problem with the show is how seriously it takes itself, particularly with Nomi’s stupid ass speeches and of course the show ends on her stupid fecking wedding as if it’s the biggest and most monumental event in history. I don’t know whether I was offended or happy for some relief at the use of The Magnetic Fields at the end but probably more offended after they turned it into a nightclub song. What a dumb, dumb show.
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Post by mightysparks » March 18th, 2019, 8:06 am

Nearly done with season 1 of Daredevil. I’m finding it extremely boring and cheesy - which would be ok if it wasn’t so damn boring. I tried watching it when it first came out but got bored after a couple episodes so I thought I’d give it another shot but so far it isn’t impressing me. I hate the characters, they’re all so preachy and goody goody and emotional. The guy who plays Foggy or however that’s spelt is a terrible actor and his ‘omg the world is so horrible cry cry cry’ thing was just laughably bad. Really hard to be invested with this show at all. The ‘Daredevil’ character is pointless and lacks personality. D’Onofrio overacts but Fisk is an ok OTT comic book villainy character but the whole thing is kinda dumb.
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Post by funkybusiness » March 18th, 2019, 8:30 am

the main issue with all those netflix/marvel shows is that they have material for like 4-6 episodes and they stretch it way too damn thin.

if it's any consolation, I thought season 2 of Daredevil was better than 1. but I haven't seen 3 yet.

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Post by mightysparks » March 18th, 2019, 8:38 am

Yea, I always thought these things would work better as TV shows than films so they had the chance to explore the characters and their worlds and motivations more but it still feels as shallow as the films. I’ll hold out hope for season 2 I guess. The Punisher kind of came together in the end and was somewhat entertaining at least; this is less of a girly melodrama but it’s just dull.
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Post by Grunge Rock & Ally McBeal » March 20th, 2019, 5:41 am

After Life on Netflix. Starring Ricky Gervais Watch now Thank me later. It's very good.

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » March 20th, 2019, 5:58 pm

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Post by mightysparks » March 21st, 2019, 1:23 pm

Just finished season 2 of Daredevil. season 2 was definitely an improvement, though the female characters in the show are all awful and are just generic love interest template, and the actor playing Matt has no chemistry with any of them. And I don’t know if he’s like that in the comics, but man the character is a dull wet lettuce. The Elektra actress was by far the worst actor in the show yet and totally unconvincing. I kept getting bored and had to take a lot of breaks but then the last 2 episodes were point. Especially the second last one, all the stories came together nicely and that whole ninja fight with Daredevil listening to their breath was good, and even worked well being edited against the other climaxing stories. The whole season felt less morally simplistic, it was more brutal and violent and gritty in a good way.
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Post by albajos » March 21st, 2019, 6:22 pm

We talked about slow-TV somewhere in this forum some time ago, but I can't find it. Anyway they celebrate the 10 year anniversary this year (and 21st broadcast), so this time we are watching

A clock.

Every minute about 5-7 people rebuilds the numbers. (The numbers are simply planks)

Looking forward to the action packed transformation from 19:59 to 20:00 that will happen in 37 minutes.

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Post by albajos » March 21st, 2019, 7:03 pm

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It's the train station in Bergen, in ase someone wondered. 4 hours to go.

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