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It doesn't get any smarter and is super frustrating. The RLM review is pretty spot on.

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On 6/28/2019 at 9:14 PM, ShadySands said:

It doesn't get any smarter and is super frustrating. The RLM review is pretty spot on.

It's hilarious how much more the two noticed than I did. I wonder if they binged the episodes, because between the weekly release and not paying attention while watching I missed a lot of the dumb. I also had completely forgotten about lines like "That's the power of math people!" and "I like science".

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We binged about half the first season and did mostly weekly viewings for the remainder and the show definitely benefits with time between the episodes.


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Neil Gaiman's Sandman Is Becoming an Expensive Netflix Series

netflix? am paying little enough attention to tv most o' the time, so we were unaware dc's streaming service were experiencing difficulties. 

does make us wonder what the next gaiman work to be made into tv will be.

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I finished Chernobyl last night. Probably my favorite miniseries since Band of Brothers or The Pacific. I legitimately felt like I was getting radiation poisoning just by watching it. Woke up after watching the first 3 episodes with a weird sense of dread and realized I was just still reeling from watching it the night before.

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57 minutes ago, Krookie said:

I finished Chernobyl last night. Probably my favorite miniseries since Band of Brothers or The Pacific. I legitimately felt like I was getting radiation poisoning just by watching it. Woke up after watching the first 3 episodes with a weird sense of dread and realized I was just still reeling from watching it the night before.

It is brilliant, haunting and moving. Great series 

I am watching Tell Me a Story, very entertaining psychological series about the stories of different people and how certain events have parallels to fairy tales but its set in modern day New York 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tell_Me_a_Story_(TV_series)

 

 


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On 7/1/2019 at 7:58 PM, majestic said:

It's hilarious how much more the two noticed than I did. I wonder if they binged the episodes, because between the weekly release and not paying attention while watching I missed a lot of the dumb. I also had completely forgotten about lines like "That's the power of math people!" and "I like science".

I missed a lot too. Quite embarrassing.


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Oh my God! MST3K is on NetFlix???? Why the heck didn't you all tell me this??? What good are you people? It's not all of it... but they are making new ones! Suddenly life has meaning again! :lol:

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2 hours ago, Guard Dog said:

Oh my God! MST3K is on NetFlix???? Why the heck didn't you all tell me this??? What good are you people? It's not all of it... but they are making new ones! Suddenly life has meaning again! :lol:

Yeah, I also noticed this today..Im  very excited :thumbsup:


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The MST3K revival happened as a Kickstarter project that I backed for almost 300$, and now I'm legally not allowed to watch the new episodes, and I most likely never will.

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22 hours ago, Guard Dog said:

Oh my God! MST3K is on NetFlix???? Why the heck didn't you all tell me this??? What good are you people? It's not all of it... but they are making new ones! Suddenly life has meaning again! :lol:

Friends don't let friends watch MST3K.

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13 minutes ago, Amentep said:

Friends don't let friends watch MST3K.

Then you, sir, are not my friend! :lol:

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Amentep is just a cranky old man who is annoyed that MST3K episodes are sometimes the only way to view old B-movies he used to love as a kid.

On a less humorous note we really need a better global licensing model that reflects the reality of modern distribution.

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I have a feeling that Funko Pops of Alexei, complete with tiny cherry-flavoured slushie, aren't long in coming.


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9 minutes ago, Agiel said:

I have a feeling that Funko Pops of Alexei, complete with tiny cherry-flavoured slushie, aren't long in coming.

Just finished watching as well.

Well that was a gut punch of an ending, at least until the post credits scene ruined it.

The premise is a tad... unrealistic. I mean, not that realism per se is necessary, we're talking about a setting with an interdimensional gate, monsters and girls with telekinetic and mind-bending powers after all, but the idea of

a top secret Russian installation hundreds of meteres beneath Hawkins created with the help of a corrupt mayor that a bunch of kids, a washed up cop and a weirdo mom successfully infiltrate and take out... eh... well...

Still enjoyed it very much.

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a top secret Russian installation hundreds of meteres beneath Hawkins created with the help of a corrupt mayor 

 

While a secret facility built hundreds of meters under Hawkins is rather improbable, the idea that it was built with the aide of laundered funds and property rights finagling has some weird echoes in reality. Craig Unger had written on capital flight from the former Soviet Union being laundered into the US by buying real estate (by the admission of Oleg Kalugin, a former KGB general, when called for the Russian Mafia effectively operates as a branch of the intelligence services). 

 

at least until the post credits scene ruined it.

 

Next season El goes to the Soviet Union to rescue Hopper, and they escape back to the US piloting a MiG-31 Foxhound that El controls telepathically.
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12 hours ago, majestic said:

Amentep is just a cranky old man who is annoyed that MST3K episodes are sometimes the only way to view old B-movies he used to love as a kid.

On a less humorous note we really need a better global licensing model that reflects the reality of modern distribution.

Its on Netflix, why cant  you watch it there?

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"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

 

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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13 hours ago, majestic said:

Amentep is just a cranky old man who is annoyed that MST3K episodes are sometimes the only way to view old B-movies he used to love as a kid.

On a less humorous note we really need a better global licensing model that reflects the reality of modern distribution.

 

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15 hours ago, BruceVC said:

Its on Netflix, why cant  you watch it there?

For the same reason I can watch Discovery on Netflix and our posters from the US can't. Distribution rights - doubly bad in case of shows that come with a necessary secondary license like MST3K, i.e. you need to have the licenses in order for the episodes and the films used. Depending on the episodes that could mean negotiating with dozens of companies.

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33 minutes ago, majestic said:

For the same reason I can watch Discovery on Netflix and our posters from the US can't. Distribution rights - doubly bad in case of shows that come with a necessary secondary license like MST3K, i.e. you need to have the licenses in order for the episodes and the films used. Depending on the episodes that could mean negotiating with dozens of companies.

How frustrating, sorry to hear 😫

 

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IMO Stranger Things season 3 was a lot better than season 2.


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I'm without broadband for a few weeks, Stranger Things is the first thing I do when I get it. That only makes the anticipation worse.

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Chernobyl was absolutely fantastic, definitely my favorite miniseries of all time (my personal love for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and all things Chernobyl-related surely didn't hurt, either). Stranger Things 3 was pretty good, but season 1 is still so far above both seasons 2 and 3 that I just can't appreciate it the same way as I did. Still has really good character writing for the most part, but my brain is starting to turn off (or...maybe on is more accurate, since it starts to wander) during a lot of parts, especially the big action and CGI scenes, and at some point, I think I just stopped believing in Eleven as a character and more as a set-piece, which doesn't help when the show is nominally centered around her. Eh, whatever, still pretty good, I guess, but seriously, go watch Chernobyl.

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