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#7061 User is offline   Slow Ben 

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Posted 10 May 2022 - 09:53 PM

View PostAptorian, on 09 May 2022 - 05:46 PM, said:

View Postchamp, on 16 April 2022 - 12:44 PM, said:

View PostAptorian, on 15 April 2022 - 03:36 PM, said:

I bounced off the first episode of the Vox Machina TV-show on Netflix. However YouTube started suggesting compilations from the Critical Role campaign that inspired the show.

Somehow I now find myself ten hours into the casts original campaign. This is oddly fun to watch, very chill. It helps that these people are trained actors.


Stick with it and you won't regret it. I felt the same when I first started watching it... how am I enjoying this so much..!??!

I'd never gamed or watched DnD but always had an interest. Found Critical Role after reading about the Kickstarter and I gave it a shot at the start of lockdown, absolutely flew through the first campaign. Loved it. There are so many epic/funny/sad moments to enjoy and the show improves the further you get into the campaign.

You'll also find yourself hearing the casts voices everywhere now you know them, especially when you're a gamer. They're in shitloads stuff.


I'm now on episode 24 of Critical Role season 1

This show is phenomenal. The highs and lows of the story is amazing. I know there's a little planning behind the scene but it's incredible that all this is improvised storytelling. I've never been so worried about central characters dying from a bad roll of the dice. And I love the chemistry between the cast.




Dude, you are JUST getting to where most consider it gets really good. Ep 26, Consequences and Cows is usually considered when they take a step up.

Enjoy
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Posted 11 May 2022 - 06:19 PM

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He would sit down, take a hit off a joint the size of your arm, lean back, exhale a cloud to rival Mt St Helen's, and say 'Yeah, I warned you. i fucking warned you.... about all of it, i completely totally warned you. It all happened anyways. Now what are you going to fucking do about it?'.


Yep. And I wish he was still here. His standup from like decades ago is so perfectly relevant today that you could not write better material that is topical.


He would be SO. PISSED.
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Posted 11 May 2022 - 07:16 PM

Carlin would be equal opportunity though, as I think he would have a lot to say about the pendulum swing regarding free speech on campuses and dare I say it? - wokeness. And outrage culture that social media has amplified. And pearl clutching and victimhood and virtue signaling .... I could go on and on. You know, all the nonsense that is in everyone's playbook now.

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Posted 12 May 2022 - 01:58 PM

Total car crash TV but I am addicted, The Curse of Oak Island has finished for another year with hardly any progress but still, I must watch every ep! The narrator loves his speculation shit!

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Posted 12 May 2022 - 02:18 PM

View Postchamp, on 12 May 2022 - 01:58 PM, said:

Total car crash TV but I am addicted, The Curse of Oak Island has finished for another year with hardly any progress but still, I must watch every ep! The narrator loves his speculation shit!


My mom watches, and I'm like "But mom, it's been like 9 years and they've found largely fuck all."

LOL

She loves it though, so who am I to stop her, considering I used to watch ANCIENT ALIENS for shits and giggles.
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Posted 12 May 2022 - 03:17 PM

View PostQuickTidal, on 12 May 2022 - 02:18 PM, said:

View Postchamp, on 12 May 2022 - 01:58 PM, said:

Total car crash TV but I am addicted, The Curse of Oak Island has finished for another year with hardly any progress but still, I must watch every ep! The narrator loves his speculation shit!


My mom watches, and I'm like "But mom, it's been like 9 years and they've found largely fuck all."

LOL

She loves it though, so who am I to stop her, considering I used to watch ANCIENT ALIENS for shits and giggles.



I kind of feel the same way about the fact that my wife got me watching The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch. She had been watching it from the beginning, I believe, but it wasn't really on my radar, though I have plenty of curiosity about UFOs, UAP, etc. The 3rd season just started up; we watched the 2nd ep last night. There appears to be legit activity at this ranch in Utah but I still feel somewhat...sheepish, maybe(?) for watching.



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Posted 12 May 2022 - 03:59 PM

I tried to watch The UnXplained (hosted by William Shatner). I dipped out after season 1, and after only cherry picking the episodes I thought would be interesting (so probably watched 5 episodes in total). William Shatner leans hard into the stereotypes that have defined his quirkiness, which is off putting. Also, god bless him he's old as dirt, but damn he looks weird, which is even more off putting.
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Posted 12 May 2022 - 07:47 PM

View PostQuickTidal, on 12 May 2022 - 02:18 PM, said:

View Postchamp, on 12 May 2022 - 01:58 PM, said:

Total car crash TV but I am addicted, The Curse of Oak Island has finished for another year with hardly any progress but still, I must watch every ep! The narrator loves his speculation shit!


My mom watches, and I'm like "But mom, it's been like 9 years and they've found largely fuck all."

LOL

She loves it though, so who am I to stop her, considering I used to watch ANCIENT ALIENS for shits and giggles.


I kind of have an excuse or that is what I tell myself anyway haha, I read the "legend" as a kid, found it in a "grown-ups" book and I always remembered it, wanted and wished to know more about it over the years but nothing materialised... twenty years later the show rocks up and it was a case of yep, sign me up! I shake my head at the commentator and how he links a random piece of metal to the ark of the covenant but I still somehow enjoy watching it, definitely a guilty pleasure.

The thing is they do find random shit and it's a case of how the fuck is that there?! Which leads on to...



View Postparan falcon, on 12 May 2022 - 03:17 PM, said:

View PostQuickTidal, on 12 May 2022 - 02:18 PM, said:

View Postchamp, on 12 May 2022 - 01:58 PM, said:

Total car crash TV but I am addicted, The Curse of Oak Island has finished for another year with hardly any progress but still, I must watch every ep! The narrator loves his speculation shit!


My mom watches, and I'm like "But mom, it's been like 9 years and they've found largely fuck all."

LOL

She loves it though, so who am I to stop her, considering I used to watch ANCIENT ALIENS for shits and giggles.



I kind of feel the same way about the fact that my wife got me watching The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch. She had been watching it from the beginning, I believe, but it wasn't really on my radar, though I have plenty of curiosity about UFOs, UAP, etc. The 3rd season just started up; we watched the 2nd ep last night. There appears to be legit activity at this ranch in Utah but I still feel somewhat...sheepish, maybe(?) for watching.




It's the same with Oak Island, shenanigans has gone on there over the years, that much is clear. They find random shit like a medieval stone road at the bottom of a swamp, parchment buried 100 feet underground, metals and wood dating back to the 1400s-1600s and gold/silver traces taken from water samples from the excavations they do but ultimately if anything was there, I fhink it would have been found by now. Still, it serves an itch I must have somewhere that keeps me hooked...


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Posted 13 May 2022 - 01:29 AM

View PostQuickTidal, on 03 May 2022 - 05:37 PM, said:

View PostAbyss, on 03 May 2022 - 05:07 PM, said:

"Wow, this show really drops viewers into the middle of the story and trusts them to figure it out!"

- Me, watching YELLOWSTONE for the first time, thinking i'm watching S1ep1, actually watching S4ep1.


Well.....The reason the wife and I have not progressed in the series yet is because S1Ep1 is ALSO like that....we were SO lost in the first few eps we've simply not returned yet.

I think there show runners and writers just like this type of storytelling.


There are, and frankly i am a HUGE fan of that style, and to their credit while we missed some (a lot) of the more subtle story because d'uh, we hadn't seen it, we had little trouble following what was going on and were totally ready to keep watching, when the little screen that showed the next ep displayed 'S4' and i clued in.

It's a solid show, decent start and gets better quickly. Worth a little more eyetime to see if you like. ANy comparison to Ozark is sort of a stretch beyond the most basic, but the essentials of a family with deep deep conflicts, at the edge of falling apart, having to do whatever it takes to save themselves, is there.
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Posted 13 May 2022 - 08:31 AM

Not sure this is a film or a TV show but I'm intrigued!
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Posted 13 May 2022 - 11:55 AM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 13 May 2022 - 08:31 AM, said:

Not sure this is a film or a TV show but I'm intrigued!
https://youtu.be/2tb9ENbFWvQ


TV series I think. I'm not sure we need more Raccoon City RE stuff, but for fans of the franchise I hope it's good.
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Posted 15 May 2022 - 04:07 PM

View PostSlow Ben, on 10 May 2022 - 09:53 PM, said:

View PostAptorian, on 09 May 2022 - 05:46 PM, said:

View Postchamp, on 16 April 2022 - 12:44 PM, said:

View PostAptorian, on 15 April 2022 - 03:36 PM, said:

I bounced off the first episode of the Vox Machina TV-show on Netflix. However YouTube started suggesting compilations from the Critical Role campaign that inspired the show.

Somehow I now find myself ten hours into the casts original campaign. This is oddly fun to watch, very chill. It helps that these people are trained actors.


Stick with it and you won't regret it. I felt the same when I first started watching it... how am I enjoying this so much..!??!

I'd never gamed or watched DnD but always had an interest. Found Critical Role after reading about the Kickstarter and I gave it a shot at the start of lockdown, absolutely flew through the first campaign. Loved it. There are so many epic/funny/sad moments to enjoy and the show improves the further you get into the campaign.

You'll also find yourself hearing the casts voices everywhere now you know them, especially when you're a gamer. They're in shitloads stuff.


I'm now on episode 24 of Critical Role season 1

This show is phenomenal. The highs and lows of the story is amazing. I know there's a little planning behind the scene but it's incredible that all this is improvised storytelling. I've never been so worried about central characters dying from a bad roll of the dice. And I love the chemistry between the cast.




Dude, you are JUST getting to where most consider it gets really good. Ep 26, Consequences and Cows is usually considered when they take a step up.

Enjoy


Reached episode 28. And you guys were right. With the introduction of the Briarwoods and the fallout of that first encounter it certainly gets interesting for the team.

I got a bit distracted by the underlying tension though. I saw a video about Orion Acaba/Tiberius leaving/being removed from the show after episode 27 and it was hard not to focus on everything he said or did the last few episodes.

It's a shame he left, I liked the Tiberius character but Acaba really was completely tone deaf by the end and really made the show drag along when ever he wanted to do ten things at once for his own benefits.

That old lady totally deserved a knifing though.
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Posted 15 May 2022 - 07:47 PM

View PostAptorian, on 15 May 2022 - 04:07 PM, said:

View PostSlow Ben, on 10 May 2022 - 09:53 PM, said:

View PostAptorian, on 09 May 2022 - 05:46 PM, said:

View Postchamp, on 16 April 2022 - 12:44 PM, said:

View PostAptorian, on 15 April 2022 - 03:36 PM, said:

I bounced off the first episode of the Vox Machina TV-show on Netflix. However YouTube started suggesting compilations from the Critical Role campaign that inspired the show.

Somehow I now find myself ten hours into the casts original campaign. This is oddly fun to watch, very chill. It helps that these people are trained actors.


Stick with it and you won't regret it. I felt the same when I first started watching it... how am I enjoying this so much..!??!

I'd never gamed or watched DnD but always had an interest. Found Critical Role after reading about the Kickstarter and I gave it a shot at the start of lockdown, absolutely flew through the first campaign. Loved it. There are so many epic/funny/sad moments to enjoy and the show improves the further you get into the campaign.

You'll also find yourself hearing the casts voices everywhere now you know them, especially when you're a gamer. They're in shitloads stuff.


I'm now on episode 24 of Critical Role season 1

This show is phenomenal. The highs and lows of the story is amazing. I know there's a little planning behind the scene but it's incredible that all this is improvised storytelling. I've never been so worried about central characters dying from a bad roll of the dice. And I love the chemistry between the cast.




Dude, you are JUST getting to where most consider it gets really good. Ep 26, Consequences and Cows is usually considered when they take a step up.

Enjoy


Reached episode 28. And you guys were right. With the introduction of the Briarwoods and the fallout of that first encounter it certainly gets interesting for the team.

I got a bit distracted by the underlying tension though. I saw a video about Orion Acaba/Tiberius leaving/being removed from the show after episode 27 and it was hard not to focus on everything he said or did the last few episodes.

It's a shame he left, I liked the Tiberius character but Acaba really was completely tone deaf by the end and really made the show drag along when ever he wanted to do ten things at once for his own benefits.

That old lady totally deserved a knifing though.



Awesome that you have stuck with it, as Slow Ben has said, you're really now getting to the good stuff too... episode 31 I think it is with some amazing Scanlan action...

I had the same thoughts re the Orion situation, you could tell towards the end that something was going to give but once that situation plays out, the group really starts to come together and find their dynamic. The mirror shopping incident was pure cringe watching.

It's ridiculous how time can stop for you and you're glued to the screen just waiting for the outcome of a dice roll... honestly, there are so many absolutely massive moments that come down to a final roll, makes for some excellent episodes.

Happy viewing!

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