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#7861 User is offline   Briar King 

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Posted 11 May 2020 - 03:19 AM

Against my better judgment and severe boredom Iíve turned on Outer Banks Ep 2...

My opinion hasnít changed at 11 minutes and 9 seconds in. This is horrible and most of it is all the dumbass friends overacting fault. This guy is just painful to watch anytime he is onscreen.

and then there was this gem: ďWHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE COMPASS?Ē

If I continue to watch this sorry drivel of a show itís only going to be just to see how much of a cringe fest it is and laugh at it.

The show could score some points from me if they off this idiot soon....
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Posted 11 May 2020 - 03:35 AM

I can acknowledge the acting is uneven, and the romantic subplots have near zero chemistry early on. Also the idea that the main cast are supposed to be 16-17 is ludicrous. The underlying mystery/treasure hunt is fun enough tho.

Call it NATIONAL TREASURE with a few shakes of RIVERDALE. Maybe BLOODLINE JR.
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Posted 11 May 2020 - 01:51 PM

Its been mentioned before, but now that we are in 8 episodes in, The Last Dance is sublime. You don't have to be a basketball or sports fan for it to resonate either.
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Posted 11 May 2020 - 02:10 PM

View PostGorefest, on 05 May 2020 - 05:02 PM, said:

Blackadder, Black Books, IT Crowd, Red Dwarf.


To add, going forward: Coupling, Peep Show, Spaced, Outnumbered, the Young Ones, Bottom, Keeping up appearances, the vicar of Dibley.
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Posted 11 May 2020 - 03:12 PM

View PostMalankazooie, on 11 May 2020 - 01:51 PM, said:

Its been mentioned before, but now that we are in 8 episodes in, The Last Dance is sublime. You don't have to be a basketball or sports fan for it to resonate either.


I just watched the first episode this morning.

Basketball isn't popular in Denmark so it's interesting to see how big the Chicago Bulls were in the 90s. Now a days, from what you hear on the internet, Jordan seems like an asshole, but he was a rockstar back then. It's pretty wild to hear that many people unanimously praising the guy.
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Posted 11 May 2020 - 05:29 PM

View PostAptorian, on 11 May 2020 - 03:12 PM, said:

View PostMalankazooie, on 11 May 2020 - 01:51 PM, said:

Its been mentioned before, but now that we are in 8 episodes in, The Last Dance is sublime. You don't have to be a basketball or sports fan for it to resonate either.


I just watched the first episode this morning.

Basketball isn't popular in Denmark so it's interesting to see how big the Chicago Bulls were in the 90s. Now a days, from what you hear on the internet, Jordan seems like an asshole, but he was a rockstar back then. It's pretty wild to hear that many people unanimously praising the guy.

It's a great examination of all that. He truly was a global icon. When he signed with Nike and the Air Jordans took off it was undeniable. MJ's agent came up with the name 'Air Jordans' (info I was unaware of that is revealed in the doc). Then when the Dream Team was assembled for the '92 Olympics, the global saturation of the Jordan brand was complete.

Be looking out for the Dennis Rodman examination. The team agreed to let him have a 48hr vacation to Las Vegas because Rodman needed a break. Suffice it to say, MJ had to go find him when he didn't show up for practice. Rodman captured a moment there in the 90s and had the world by the balls.
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Posted 13 May 2020 - 03:57 AM

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View PostAbyss, on 23 April 2020 - 02:55 AM, said:

View PostQuickTidal, on 19 April 2020 - 03:38 AM, said:

OUTER BANKS on Netflix. Fuck me...binged it in two days. FANTASTIC show. Starts out like Dawson’s Creek meets Clive Cussler, and then goes utterly batshit insane and entirely unpredictable in the best ways around episode 4 or 5...soooo good.

Just a blast. Can’t wait for season 2!


Just glanced at an ad and it looks like they gave DAWSON the RIVERDALE treatment.


Can't quite give it full marks for unpredictable, but 8 eps in and it IS fun coming off HOMELAND and WESTWORLD heaviness. Tnx for the reco.



View PostBriar King, on 11 May 2020 - 03:19 AM, said:

Against my better judgment and severe boredom I’ve turned on Outer Banks Ep 2...

My opinion hasn’t changed at 11 minutes and 9 seconds in. This is horrible and most of it is all the dumbass friends overacting fault. This guy is just painful to watch anytime he is onscreen.

and then there was this gem: “WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE COMPASS?”

If I continue to watch this sorry drivel of a show it’s only going to be just to see how much of a cringe fest it is and laugh at it.

The show could score some points from me if they off this idiot soon....



View PostAbyss, on 11 May 2020 - 03:35 AM, said:

I can acknowledge the acting is uneven, and the romantic subplots have near zero chemistry early on. Also the idea that the main cast are supposed to be 16-17 is ludicrous. The underlying mystery/treasure hunt is fun enough tho.

Call it NATIONAL TREASURE with a few shakes of RIVERDALE. Maybe BLOODLINE JR.


Gaah.
Fails to stick the landing.
Really fun treasure hunt plot sidelined by CW level teen romance and framed-for-murder. Lack of credible villain also really hurts it. The show tries way too hard to show all the major bad guys as deeply damaged, conflicted, whatever. The one really bad bad guy is utterly ineffective and a bad actor.
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Posted 13 May 2020 - 04:20 AM

They are all bad actors barring the black teen imo. The white friend reminds me of a few people I know irl who the best part of them ran down their moms legs conception night.

I have painfully made it to Ep 4.

The only connection I have for the show is the local myth my city has about a buried treasure of Jean Lafitte in Contraband Bayou and the timing that this 2 week long festival just ended(or would have cept for the corona) and everyone dreams of finding it here.

I will probably finish this crapfest just to get more lols out of its horribleness but Iím in no rush to do so.
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Posted 13 May 2020 - 05:23 AM

Finished season 2 of Westworld.

For the first 9 episodes I was inclined to say it was an okay season. Some seemingly pointless journeys and bad story writing, making characters do stupid things to create tension or drama but overall a lot of fun adventure and mystery. Then I watched the last episode and nearly rage quit several times.

The writing was downright embarrassing. How many times can your characters say "go, I'll stay behind and fight them/delay them" in a completely undefendable position before your writing credentials are revoked? There was also that gem where the Forge AI postulates that it's discovered that human beings are simple and never change and then, in the very next scene, you see a "go on a head I'll delay them" where a cowardly, selfish character sacrifices themself. Everything about that episode is inconsistent.
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Posted 13 May 2020 - 01:00 PM

View PostAptorian, on 13 May 2020 - 05:23 AM, said:

Finished season 2 of Westworld.

For the first 9 episodes I was inclined to say it was an okay season. Some seemingly pointless journeys and bad story writing, making characters do stupid things to create tension or drama but overall a lot of fun adventure and mystery. Then I watched the last episode and nearly rage quit several times.

The writing was downright embarrassing. How many times can your characters say "go, I'll stay behind and fight them/delay them" in a completely undefendable position before your writing credentials are revoked? There was also that gem where the Forge AI postulates that it's discovered that human beings are simple and never change and then, in the very next scene, you see a "go on a head I'll delay them" where a cowardly, selfish character sacrifices themself. Everything about that episode is inconsistent.


I recall feeling similarly, though I think I was beyond irritated a good bit before the finale ep. Much of S2's writing seemed to be about doing whatever was necessary to keep the fans theorizing online from ever guessing right what was coming. S2 is the reason I refuse to give HBO even a month's subscription worth of my $ to watch S3. HBO will have to produce something else I can't go without seeing, it will not be just for Westworld.

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 01:13 PM

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View PostAbyss, on 13 May 2020 - 03:57 AM, said:

Gaah.
Fails to stick the landing.
Really fun treasure hunt plot sidelined by CW level teen romance and framed-for-murder. Lack of credible villain also really hurts it. The show tries way too hard to show all the major bad guys as deeply damaged, conflicted, whatever. The one really bad bad guy is utterly ineffective and a bad actor.


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View PostBriar King, on 13 May 2020 - 04:20 AM, said:

I will probably finish this crapfest just to get more lols out of its horribleness but Iím in no rush to do so.


BK, you watch The Bachelor, and the Bachelorette man...you can't talk horrible about OUTER BANKS at the same time. LOL! ;)
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Posted 13 May 2020 - 01:21 PM

Re-watching 1995's BBC adaptation of PRIDE & PREJUDICE and it's still as great as I remember...but man, the fact that they shot is on film (instead of videotape) but Super16mm film (as opposed to the more common 35mm used in most films) makes it age a bit poorly visually. The acting and the casting make up for it, as they still come across very well. I think especially Mrs. Bennet comes across better here than in any other adaptation because of how utterly petty she is (which is how she's meant to be) as in other adaptations she's been played as just a bumbling silly woman....she's basically the adult version of her most vapid daughter Lydia, and how they unapologetically present Caroline Bingley as a stone cold asshole....in the 2005 version they kind of ride the line with Caroline to almost show her as just a concerned sister...but in the book and in the 1995 version she's just a dick.

Anyways, solid stuff.
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Posted 13 May 2020 - 05:29 PM

The Baker and the Beauty Ep 5. They definitely put less cream in with the peaches but it was still some delicious peaches and cream!

Yummy
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Posted 14 May 2020 - 03:55 PM

Read a headline that AMC and Ann Rice just entered into an agreement for future projects ... yuck.

I mean, I'll probably see what develops, but my initial reaction is... yuck.
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Posted 15 May 2020 - 12:06 PM

Rick Riordan's PERCY JACKSON series (which was turned into two lacklustre movies that didn't bear a shadow of resemblance to the books there are based on) is going to be a TV series on Disney+.

Great news. The books are a lot of fun (YA mind you), and would definitely be served better by a TV series than a movie.

The movies famously ignored taking any advice from the author...to their detriment...

but the show will apparently be much more in contact with Rick: "Rest assured that Becky & I will be involved in person in every aspect of the show"

Anyways, this is super cool news to anyone who enjoys this series.
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Posted 15 May 2020 - 06:35 PM



So yeah.
Screw you all, and have a nice day!

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 06:57 PM

View PostPrimateus, on 15 May 2020 - 06:35 PM, said:



So yeah.


Yep. Fans (including myself) have been asking for this, so I'm really glad they are doing it! These people were SO good in DISCO S2, so a whole show about preKirk Enterprise exploration? I'm SO down.
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Posted 16 May 2020 - 03:16 AM

I find amazing that coming from the success of PICARD vs split response to DISCO', they decided that the thing people want most is another prequel series.
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Posted 18 May 2020 - 07:55 AM

I think the decision had already been made prior to Picard's success. I seem to remember rumblings about a Pike series not long after the second series of Discovery finished.

I liked Anson Mount in Discovery though so I'll probably give this a whirl.

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 07:36 PM

Okay, full disclosure - I swore off anything to do with vampires after the shit garbage True Blood turned into. I decided I was done with anything vampirey after damaging myself watching that crapfest from about season 4 onward.

Well hot cross buns! (*hissss). I heard good things about What We Do in the Shadows and decided to give it a try. I loved it from the start and binged season 1, and dammit if it isn't one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. I devoured each episode, one after the other, and never wanted to take a break or go out into the sun (*hissss) like a normal person. Instead I stayed cloistered in my subterranean lair until I finished all of season 1. It is such a brilliantly hilarious show. Season 2 is on its current run and I am going to start ASAP.

Love the opening credits and the imagery with it.


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