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#7481 User is offline   Cyphon 

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Posted 19 May 2023 - 06:14 PM

Have people seen that a Winter King adaptation is hitting screens soon? Courtesy of Wert:

https://thewertzone....-to-air-in.html
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#7482 User is offline   Tiste Simeon 

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Posted 19 May 2023 - 06:22 PM

View PostCyphon, on 19 May 2023 - 06:14 PM, said:

Have people seen that a Winter King adaptation is hitting screens soon? Courtesy of Wert:

https://thewertzone....-to-air-in.html

It's been on the fringe of my awareness for a while but it's nice to get some solid info!
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Posted 19 May 2023 - 09:23 PM

Reservation Dogs is incredibly good. The writers and actors are completely unafraid to be weird, to be petty, and it all works out to be super vivid.
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Posted 21 May 2023 - 06:41 PM

Managed to finish Carnival Row season 2. A couple of episodes---maybe episodes 6 and 7 or so?---were less of a slog plot-wise. And the finale had some nice images. Overall though the good parts could probably fit in less than 15 minutes (as opposed to 10 hours...).

I tend to lean more towards 'who cares if there's a plot, if the world and the performances are interesting?' but the world isn't very well developed, and the performances (despite the (former?) movie star leads) are mediocre at best (and frequently worse...). Maybe it would have been okay as a 2-hour movie, or at most less than 6 episodes?... aside from the laughable SFX for the 'big bad' (should have stuck with the classical Jaws treatment---it looks like shit, so don't let the audience get a good look at it!).

Was reluctant to dive in to Cronenberg-inspired pregnancy body horror (especially while forcing my abs to convulse via electrical stimulation), but given the reviews, I decided to start on Dead Ringer. What a difference good writing and acting make. Seems to live up to the hype.
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Posted 22 May 2023 - 08:19 AM

View PostCyphon, on 19 May 2023 - 06:14 PM, said:

Have people seen that a Winter King adaptation is hitting screens soon? Courtesy of Wert:

https://thewertzone....-to-air-in.html


I'm quietly hopeful about this. If it's anywhere near as good as The Last Kingdom, I'll be over the moon. This trilogy are my favourites of Cornwell's books.
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Posted 22 May 2023 - 08:35 PM

Ray "Titus Pullo" Stevenson has passed away.
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Posted 25 May 2023 - 07:17 PM

AMERICAN BORN CHINESE on Disney+ is really good...really fun...and well cast....and if you'd have told me I needed another loose adaptation of (the always fantastic) JOURNEY TO THE WEST, I'd have said YES PLEASE....so yeah....I'm a sucker for the Monkey King...what can I say?

Give it a go. They dropped the whole season in one go onto D+!
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Posted 26 May 2023 - 03:36 AM

View PostQuickTidal, on 25 May 2023 - 07:17 PM, said:

AMERICAN BORN CHINESE on Disney+ is really good...really fun...and well cast....and if you'd have told me I needed another loose adaptation of (the always fantastic) JOURNEY TO THE WEST, I'd have said YES PLEASE....so yeah....I'm a sucker for the Monkey King...what can I say?

Give it a go. They dropped the whole season in one go onto D+!


Sweet. My kid said she wanted to watch it and i was really hoping it would be decent.



Started watching Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, just because.

Holy shit these people are terrible and hilarious.

I love it.
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Posted 26 May 2023 - 07:54 AM

Making my way through the first series of Star Trek: Lower Decks currently.

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 11:32 AM

View PostTheRetiredBridgeburner, on 26 May 2023 - 07:54 AM, said:

Making my way through the first series of Star Trek: Lower Decks currently.

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Enjoy! That show only gets better and better each season. You will come to love the whole cast!
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Posted 30 May 2023 - 11:00 AM

View PostSlow Ben, on 26 May 2023 - 03:36 AM, said:

View PostQuickTidal, on 25 May 2023 - 07:17 PM, said:

AMERICAN BORN CHINESE on Disney+ is really good...really fun...and well cast....and if you'd have told me I needed another loose adaptation of (the always fantastic) JOURNEY TO THE WEST, I'd have said YES PLEASE....so yeah....I'm a sucker for the Monkey King...what can I say?

Give it a go. They dropped the whole season in one go onto D+!


Sweet. My kid said she wanted to watch it and I was really hoping it would be decent.


Gets a good writeup here:

https://www.news.com...f330ec627d7b486

Preview looks fun. Might give it a go.
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Posted 30 May 2023 - 12:18 PM

View PostTsundoku, on 30 May 2023 - 11:00 AM, said:

View PostSlow Ben, on 26 May 2023 - 03:36 AM, said:

View PostQuickTidal, on 25 May 2023 - 07:17 PM, said:

AMERICAN BORN CHINESE on Disney+ is really good...really fun...and well cast....and if you'd have told me I needed another loose adaptation of (the always fantastic) JOURNEY TO THE WEST, I'd have said YES PLEASE....so yeah....I'm a sucker for the Monkey King...what can I say?

Give it a go. They dropped the whole season in one go onto D+!


Sweet. My kid said she wanted to watch it and I was really hoping it would be decent.


Gets a good writeup here:

https://www.news.com...f330ec627d7b486

Preview looks fun. Might give it a go.


We love it. But again, I'm a sucker for Sun Wukong and the rest of the characters in that fable/folk tale, so I feel like I'm tailor-made to enjoy this. YMMV, but it's a smartly written show. The teens dialogue is funny without being overwrought. The leads are charming...and the most lacklustre character is the white girl love interest.

And I mean Daniel Wu...I've been a fan of his since BISHONEN and GEN-X COPS...so to see him play the Monkey King? *Chefs kiss*

This post has been edited by QuickTidal: 30 May 2023 - 12:20 PM

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Posted 30 May 2023 - 06:16 PM

Barry series finale... Oh wow indeed...


Recommended.

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Posted 30 May 2023 - 08:48 PM

Awesome I can’t wait to dig into the last season. Wrapping up the last half of succession, then Barry.
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Posted 30 May 2023 - 09:22 PM

View PostSlow Ben, on 30 May 2023 - 08:48 PM, said:

Awesome I can’t wait to dig into the last season. Wrapping up the last half of succession, then Barry.



I've just got the last ep of Succession to go now, it's a delight!

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Posted 31 May 2023 - 08:13 AM

Uhhh ... ok ... :ermm:

William Shatner excited for new reality series Stars on Mars, filmed in Australia
The Star Trek legend hosts the show which sees 12 American celebrities dumped in the remote South Australia town of Coober Pedy.

https://www.news.com...f23db37d0d8b1c9

"Stars such as cycling champion Lance Armstrong, wrestler Ronda Rousey, singer Tinashe, former Modern Family star Ariel Winter, and Bruce Willis’ actress daughter Tallulah Willis are among the famous faces simulating life as astronauts on a Mars colony –"

No gigs for a while, huh?
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Posted 31 May 2023 - 08:24 AM

Australia is a great Mars stand-in.
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Posted 31 May 2023 - 08:57 AM

View Postworry, on 31 May 2023 - 08:24 AM, said:

Australia is a great Mars stand-in.

I dunno Mars is surely a bit more hospitable?
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#7499 User is offline   Tsundoku 

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Posted 31 May 2023 - 09:12 AM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 31 May 2023 - 08:57 AM, said:

View Postworry, on 31 May 2023 - 08:24 AM, said:

Australia is a great Mars stand-in.

I dunno Mars is surely a bit more hospitable?


Mars also has a lot less inhospitable inhabitants. And I'm not even counting the fauna.
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Posted 31 May 2023 - 12:41 PM

View PostTsundoku, on 31 May 2023 - 08:13 AM, said:

wrestler Ronda Rousey,


I um.....I might watch....for...um....educational purposes....and NOT because Ronda is gorgeous and could...um... twist me into a pretzel.
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