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This new Witcher TV show costume teaser looks really good, imo. Not that you can see much, but so far I have nothing to complain about. It's one of the shows I'm really waiting for now.

 

Sure, once they fix his eyebrows, give him a bunch of scars and make him wear contacts, he may remind somebody of Geralt. Nah, can't do it. Still too handsome.

 

Well, all this stuff like beard and scars and co. can happen while the show runs? It's not like Geralt was born and looked like in Witcher 3.


Edited by Lexx, 01 November 2018 - 10:14 AM.


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This new Witcher TV show costume teaser looks really good, imo. Not that you can see much, but so far I have nothing to complain about. It's one of the shows I'm really waiting for now.

 

Sure, once they fix his eyebrows, give him a bunch of scars and make him wear contacts, he may remind somebody of Geralt. Nah, can't do it. Still too handsome.

 

Well, all this stuff like beard and scars and co. can happen while the show runs? It's not like Geralt was born and looked like in Witcher 3.

 

Fair enough. I'm still not sure what's the point of having a make-up test if... you're not actually testing the make-up, beyond a wig.

 

IIRC Geralt hates beards so I'm ok with that.



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Witcher 1 Geralt was certainly the most book accurate look from the games. That screen test also looks a fair bit like- and apologies for triggering any PTSD- The Hexer's Geralt minus comical painted on stubble. I'm not a big fan of the Fabio hair for practical reasons ("I swear I was winning vs that Striga until she tangled my hair in her talons and scalped me!") and because it makes it look like a Rhaegar Targaryen/ Lucius Malfoy screen test instead but I can live with it.

 

As for Triss... she doesn't look anything like Triss in either book or game and looks older than Yen rather than younger so there's not much right with the casting based on physical appearance. It's a slightly more significant change than going from chestnut hair to orange/ red as in the games. The casting overall is pretty trolltastic- apart from having all Geralt's love interests be coloured women they've also cast a Mikkelson, but not Mads and not as Bonhart.

 

On the more meta side of things, unless they tone down other aspects of the world, characters, and Geralt a lot the kind of people who would applaud things like Triss's casting still won't watch the show because the source material fundamentally won't be to their liking*. So all they're doing is annoying some people who would watch the show to appeal to people who won't. Frankly, that's been a major problem with a lot of Netflix programming overall recently and a contributor to their spate of poorly received individual programmes.

 

*Who am I kidding? Most of them are too busy looking for things to be offended by on twitter to bother actually watching stuff.



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I love the look ao far, contacts ans scars, maybe a little beard and he will look like Geralt on point.

I'm not too crazy about the other choices for the characters though. Triss, Yennifer and the others don't fit their characters in my opinion but then again, everybody said the same thing about Titans and the show turned out to be successful so... I'm waiting to be proven wrong - which I never am.

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This new Witcher TV show costume teaser looks really good, imo. Not that you can see much, but so far I have nothing to complain about. It's one of the shows I'm really waiting for now.

 

/edit:

 

I think I speak for everyone in saying, I can't wait until he grows a beard for season 2.



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Doctor Who did it again.
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Hmmm...

Titans is probably my favorite show atm. like everyone else, I was skeptical at first but damn, is it good. And as soon as the first episode launched and I saw that intense Bruce Lee fight, it just captured me. Afterwards, I looked up the Internet reaction and was happy to see I was not alone.

The newest episode of Titans featuring Brandon Frasier (The Mummy - which we all loved, Encino Man - which we all hated, Bedazzled and Blast From The Past) as Robotman and April Bowlby (Two and A Half Men) as Rita - two members of the Doom Patrol, this is a setup for future spinof called Doom Patrol with Brandon Fraser leading the team. Yes, he is in an actual Robot suit, no cgi. Sooo good.
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How dare you?!? 

 

Encino Man is an institution.

 


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Are the evil Amerikans in the process of culturally appropriating a Polish ****.. err..masterpiece so it is fitting for the dumb Amerikan audience?

 

 

I mean they couldn't even do what the games actually got right - cast some H0T women. Instead we get a mix of attractive/not so attractive ones.



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Well... attractive differs from person to person Volleyball Head. Just like everyone has their own idea of "fun" and tries to apply that as the general consensus - that never works.

In my humble opinion, Gotham has the nicest looking women but sometimes it's nice to get some shows that have more "girl next door" types so I can focus more on the story lol My wife appreciates this as well! :lol:

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Hmmm...

Titans is probably my favorite show atm. like everyone else, I was skeptical at first but damn, is it good. And as soon as the first episode launched and I saw that intense Bruce Lee fight, it just captured me. Afterwards, I looked up the Internet reaction and was happy to see I was not alone.

The newest episode of Titans featuring Brandon Frasier (The Mummy - which we all loved, Encino Man - which we all hated, Bedazzled and Blast From The Past) as Robotman and April Bowlby (Two and A Half Men) as Rita - two members of the Doom Patrol, this is a setup for future spinof called Doom Patrol with Brandon Fraser leading the team. Yes, he is in an actual Robot suit, no cgi. Sooo good.

 

I'm patiently waiting for Netflix to show it in my country.

 

But I think it will take a few weeks. They usually make it available the next day (Better Call Saul), a week later (Black Lightning) or... when all episodes have aired in the US, which seems to be the case4 here. :(



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Awwwwwe well it's still better than nothing I suppose, just hope you can avoud the spoilers on the net and YouTube! Lol
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This new Witcher TV show costume teaser looks really good, imo. Not that you can see much, but so far I have nothing to complain about. It's one of the shows I'm really waiting for now.

 

/edit:

 

I think I speak for everyone in saying, I can't wait until he grows a beard for season 2.

 

I will speak for everyone saying, I can wait until he grows a pair for season never.


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Finally catching up with Luke Cage. Pretty good so far, the blaxploitation elements may be a little more overplayed so far relative to the first season (and that was pretty on-the-nose already), but I don't really mind that so much, it's an enjoyable imaginary they've got going, I like the swagger to the whole thing. But man, Mustafa Shakir!!! What a charismatic, utterly magnetic dude. "STOKES. Mariah STOKES." Absolutely loving his part as the Bushmaster so far, he's great.


Edited by algroth, 04 November 2018 - 06:56 PM.

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Harley Quinn is coming to Gotham this season :)

Here's a look...
https://www.instagra...source=ig_embed

Well, I know I speak for us all - well all members here anyway, when I say that she fits the bill and looks the part. The acting is insane as well, she'll be the best actress on the show yet.

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Hilda (2018, Netflix Original). I'm really, really not into this "new wave" of cartoons appealing to adults (a la Rick & Morty, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, etc.), but a friend convinced me to try this one and it's actually really pretty good. There were a couple of episodes that were a little more mundane than the rest, but on the whole it was far beyond what I expected out of a kids' cartoon (and it is, after all, being marketed more at younger audiences which I feel is the right place to start with...whereas I can't say the same about Rick & Morty and the like). So credit where credit is due, I hope a second season is at least as good.


Edited by Bartimaeus, 07 November 2018 - 07:59 PM.


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So.... what are the qualifications for THIS job??? https://uproxx.com/t...qE_Knu3SGgGsG5c



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Finally saw the full season of Star Trek Discovery.

 

I liked it overall and it might be my favourite first season of a Trek show though that's not saying much. The big negatives were anything to do with the mycelial network and the plotting of the war vs the Klingons being rather weird and contrived towards the end in particular and elements of the plotting being weird/ contrived throughout- budget was somewhat to blame in places no doubt, but you do have to work with the budget you have. The acting and casting was fine (especially Lorca and Sarek, and I'd give Tilly's actor a mention for making her mostly endearing when she could easily have been annoying), the progressive/ political stuff fits Trek's philosophy fine so is less out of place than when it's shoehorned and the vast majority of the episodes held my interest. The last two eps were a fair bit of a let down though, and I found the last segments of ep15 extraordinarily cringey. I did particularly like the way that they used one seemingly obvious and ham fisted reveal to run interference on the second, far more interesting reveal as well.



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So.... what are the qualifications for THIS job??? https://uproxx.com/t...qE_Knu3SGgGsG5c

 

Lol.



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[quote name="Zoraptor" post="2113027" timestamp="1541724719"]Finally saw the full season of Star Trek Discovery.
 
I liked it overall and it might be my favourite first season of a Trek show/quote]
Just wait until Season 2 next year with Anson Mount as Capt. Pike.... Discovery is the Star Trek nobody asked for but we all deserved, definitely one of the better Star Trek shows, especially in it's writing and acting. Just be sure to avoid all the middle school hate because it features a bearded Spock :lol:




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