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many changes in witcher tv show are interesting

but the awful time jump edit all the time are too distracting and pointless

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I think I have to kinda agree with Volo here.

 

dwarfs are not dwarfs, black elfs are weird as hell. Masks are super low budget for humanoids, but monster CGI seems ok (Striga was really bad). Token black guy at court was super weird. Triss is awful. I kinda like Henry and Yen is decent and I liked Mouseack? and Jaskier. I also think Ciri is well casted. Big battle scenes were horrible. I think I am spoiled by GoT camera work and effects. I don't know why but a lot of shots in show feels extra cheap and some are pretty solid. It feels like its done 2 completely different directors/cameramans and one of them barely get out of school.  Also that magic  explanation is complete rubbish which they abandoned 5 seconds after that exposition. No idea whats that all about....

 

I want to like it and as I like Witcher in my mind its maybe even 7 but if I want to be objective its barely 5/10


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The 'black elves' are meant to be dryads, aren't they? Still kind of weird but from what I understand everyone from actor to make up artist to directors hates using body paint which would be the alternative.

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1 hour ago, Zoraptor said:

The 'black elves' are meant to be dryads, aren't they? 

All elves except the two Geralt and Jaskier met at the valley were casted as black. Like the young one that helped Ciri and the crossbow one in Renfri band.


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They should've cut the Brokilon section. Didn't serve much purpose, and if you can't do it properly, don't do it at all.

Dryads as black elves with dreads? Come on!

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Shoulda used the fairly simple color correction technique they used on Paula Patton in that WarCraft movie. 

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9 hours ago, Chilloutman said:

I think I have to kinda agree with Volo here.

 

dwarfs are not dwarfs, black elfs are weird as hell. Masks are super low budget for humanoids, but monster CGI seems ok (Striga was really bad). Token black guy at court was super weird. Triss is awful. I kinda like Henry and Yen is decent and I liked Mouseack? and Jaskier. I also think Ciri is well casted. Big battle scenes were horrible. I think I am spoiled by GoT camera work and effects. I don't know why but a lot of shots in show feels extra cheap and some are pretty solid. It feels like its done 2 completely different directors/cameramans and one of them barely get out of school.  Also that magic  explanation is complete rubbish which they abandoned 5 seconds after that exposition. No idea whats that all about....

 

I want to like it and as I like Witcher in my mind its maybe even 7 but if I want to be objective its barely 5/10

 

There were 4 directors in total from what wikipedia tells me, so no wonder.


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Dracula on Netlfix is off to a great start. Very solid BBC produced series and pretty fun to watch.

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rewatching castle

first few season have some unique charm

the later season have some very entertaining episode but always feel like just some long running tv show

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Why have I delayed watching Succession until now? Great show 

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This is one of the times I disagree with them. I think they're enjoying a turd based on the fact that the other turds set in the same universe are so much smellier.

I'm also surprised neither of them had an issue with Baby Yoda being super force potent diminishing Luke's interaction with him (honestly Yoda, what the hell, you're born with force control beyond anyone else, why bother the poor farm boy?) when they complained about Palpatine's being alive in Rise of Skywalker takes away from Vader's sacrifice.

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I can agree with that. I thought the season was really all over the place in terms of pretty much everything but that it is comparitively strong against Disney's other offerings. It also ended on a much better note than it began and especially better than it middled.

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Is not perfect tv, but still the best Star Wars I have seen in years.

Also I love listening to these two ripping into Star Wars.


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Has anyone here seen Messiah on Netflix? Thinking of adding it to the lineup after The Witcher which is next up once we finish whatever it is that we've been watching.


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I saw the preview for it last night. Looks like it has potential not sure if I'll dive into it anytime soon, though.


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9 hours ago, ShadySands said:

Has anyone here seen Messiah on Netflix? Thinking of adding it to the lineup after The Witcher which is next up once we finish whatever it is that we've been watching.

interesting show

but sometime subtitle go by too fast to read

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Messiah looks pretty preachy to me, so I'll probably pass. Plus I can't think of a possible ending to that scenario that isn't a blatant political statement.

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Watched Dracula on Netflix... well, just make yourself a favor and rewatch 1992 classic. 


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Just finished episode 6 of Messiah and I'm hooked

My wife wasn't interested in watching it and I've been sick so I've been squeezing in episodes whenever I can.


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First two episodes of Outsider based on Stephen King's book are very good and worthy of recomendation.


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First two episodes of "The Outsider" on HBO (based on yet another S. King novel, unread by me):

Acting is good all around. Super serious atmosphere. Plays like a crime/CSI/detective series initially, with the barest hint of maybe supernatural to come. 2nd episode has an unexpected development (if you haven't read the book anyway) which was interesting. But it is rather glacially paced in favor of a lot of ... brooding? scenes. If you know the book and can't wait for "somethingsomething" to happen in the series, that might help the pacing seems less slow. Still interesting enough to have me wanting to watch more episodes when they're released. That and the lead detective actor. I'm liking him/he fits the given role well.


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I tried watching the Evil series on demand, but lost interest by the third episode.


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