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Finished watching Veronica Mars. Beginning was a bit boring. Was fun to see all the old people again... being old. What I hated was

how they killed off Logan, just when I started to like him again.

Meh.


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Finally, another K-drama (I think) I can really sink my teeth into. "When the Devil Calls Your Name." And who better to play a soul-contracting Devil than Park Sung-woon. The man who is awesome at  comedy, drama/melo, and most things between. Also, whose charisma and mature expression gives him the ability to look great in even the worst "bad" suits. Haha. Sadly I can't binge-watch it since it's still airing, only the first two episodes (both great, funny and fantasy-drama at the same time). Not sure if I'll wait some weeks so I can  binge. Lee El is also a nice presence (she had a role in Goblin).


Main star is actually Jung Kyung-ho, who I also think is superb, seen him in a lot of things. I still haven't seen the last series where they first paired together because it's not on Netflix or Viki.  :::sad face:::  These two actors together is a fantastic pairing.

 

Edit: I know, there are other sites you can watch that earlier series (Life on Mars). Not sure I want to go that route tho - quality of video and subs is usually low at such sites. Maybe I'll buy it.

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Finished Madoka Magicka. The music was amazing and mysterious and the animation is so fluid during fight scenes. I was spoiled by a few plot details in the past but the ending was one of the weirdest ending I could not have imagined.

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Excuse while I become existence itself.

 

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So yeah, the master storytellers Friedman and Weiss, 'creators' of Game of Thrones have landed at Netflix, rather than Amazon as rumoured. So LOTR is 100% safe from their input. OTOH Netflix is probably a good fit given the (lack of) quality of most Netflix Originals recently.

(Lol at 'GoT creators' in the headline though. They adapted it and pretty well initially, but ironically given that headline it was when they had to actually 'create' that they totally screwed the pooch. OTOH, they'd probably have done a decent job with The Witcher since that would have been an adaptation)

 

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I started watching Project Blue Book, its based on true events in the 1950's in the USA where the government started investigating the phenomena of UFO sightings and the mass hysteria that gripped the country

The directors of course do add some artistic license into the narrative so there is the " real " hidden UFO presence that each episode unpacks. Its very entertaining and reminds me of X-Files for those that enjoyed that type of genre  


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1 hour ago, BruceVC said:

I started watching Project Blue Book, its based on true events in the 1950's in the USA where the government started investigating the phenomena of UFO sightings and the mass hysteria that gripped the country

The directors of course do add some artistic license into the narrative so there is the " real " hidden UFO presence that each episode unpacks. Its very entertaining and reminds me of X-Files for those that enjoyed that type of genre  

I watched only a few episodes, maybe 4. How are the other ones?


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26 minutes ago, InsaneCommander said:

I watched only a few episodes, maybe 4. How are the other ones?

I enjoyed it, I watched to the end and there is definitely something about it that kept me captivated

Its not just the alien conspiracy but the other characters themes that are interwoven into the general story. Like the hot Russian blond and what she is up to :thumbsup:

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I really liked it too, though I found the family drama with the hot Russian trying to drive a wedge between the husband and wife a bit much. It did end on a high note so I will tune in for the second season.

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On 8/10/2019 at 6:22 AM, ShadySands said:

We watched it and enjoyed it but I thought the pacing was weird

You seem to be not commenting on the most significant part of the series, the hot  Russian blond ...did you find her...hot ? Its okay you can be honest, you amongst friends :p

42 minutes ago, kanisatha said:

I really liked it too, though I found the family drama with the hot Russian trying to drive a wedge between the husband and wife a bit much. It did end on a high note so I will tune in for the second season.

Interestingly enough I found the family drama aspect of the series with the hot Russian  more nuanced and complex and what was particularly surprising as a plot development

 

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So basically she was suppose to be dedicated only to the Soviet objective, she was also portrayed in the beginning as having no real emotional connections to anything or anyone  American. She also was someone who has treated violently by her handler which seems to be part of her job description. Yet she developed real feelings or at least her own kind of emotional connection to the wife's naive, well meaning  and  sincere view of the world. It was just  a nice change for me to see this very well trained agent capable of killing anyone with no remorse  actually betraying her country because she felt something....normal

I can see where its going, the captain better watch out because she will have him eating out her hands in the next season and I predict he will become unintentionally the source of information ...lucky bastard :sweat:

 


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"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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The Boys was good. I especially liked the saving the dolphin scene.

On the anime front Vinland Saga is god tier with Kimetsu no Yaiba and Enen no Shouboutai trailing close behind.


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The Naked Director. Normally tv sex makes me feel embarrassed, but this ended up being funny more than anything. I'd reccomend it for the nsfw folks, but make sure netflix doesn't set your audio to the dub because it's creepy.


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11 hours ago, ShadySands said:

Bruce, I preferred the wife to the spy.

Me too! It's interesting how we each have a 'type' of sorts which does not necessarily conform to society's images of people's attractiveness.

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On 8/9/2019 at 1:47 PM, BruceVC said:

I started watching Project Blue Book, its based on true events in the 1950's in the USA where the government started investigating the phenomena of UFO sightings and the mass hysteria that gripped the country

The directors of course do add some artistic license into the narrative so there is the " real " hidden UFO presence that each episode unpacks. Its very entertaining and reminds me of X-Files for those that enjoyed that type of genre  

I hope it does well just because it doing so might mean I get a chance to see Project U.F.O. again...

 

 

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only two episodes so far; that same feeling, summer '99, walking out of The Matrix, but also TRON, Assassin's Creed, LOST, probably more ... watching Westworld for the first time 🤠

 

 

 

 


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11 hours ago, ManifestedISO said:

only two episodes so far; that same feeling, summer '99, walking out of The Matrix, but also TRON, Assassin's Creed, LOST, probably more ... watching Westworld for the first time 🤠

I tried watching the Westworld series. I was so bored I turned it off before the first episode ended. I did love (the first) Matrix tho. I think I liked the original Tron but mostly because it was so different at the time. The more recent remake of Tron was ok but meh.

I'm (sort of) waiting for Netflix's 2nd season of their Lost in Space. Mostly because I'm curious where they're taking Ms. Smith and if I'll end up liking her any better. And for the robot.


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I loved Westworlds first two seasons. Much better than the previous Westworld tv series. But I imagine the way it tells its stories isn't for everyone.

 

I've got to watch new LiS.

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11 minutes ago, Amentep said:

I loved Westworlds first two seasons. Much better than the previous Westworld tv series. But I imagine the way it tells its stories isn't for everyone.

 

the cookie monster westworld were even better than the first two seasons. weren't amentep the person who linked?

am not recalling all attributes, but cm received max for appetite and "nom nom"? dancing were 12. grouchiness were a zero and sharing were... either 12 or 17. only saw for an instant so is only a few numbers am able to visualize. 

HA! Good Fun!


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I recently acquired Berlin Alexanderplatz on Criterion Blu-Ray. I’m hoping to dive into that series over the weekend. It’s been on my watchlist for ages now. 

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Sad to see the trippy series Legion come to an end... and just fade away like that. It felt a bit Fringe did when that was over. Now what am I going to watch? Everything good is on streaming services these days.

OMG, Robert Jordan's WoT series is coming to Amazon. Will that last for 150 years before finally coming to an end?


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Dangit, that article just reminded me of Winter Dragon, which I wanted to see but is no longer on Netflix. Was it as terrible as prophesied? 


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As in that mini pilot episode that was shot purely to keep the licence?

In part, it was terrible, but actually, I really liked Billy Zane's role in it. It was basically that opening prologue of Eye of the World with Ishamael's almost monologue to the newly insane Lews Therin.

But Zane manages to inhabit that role with that..slightly over the top zest that you expect from Ishamael.

 

 

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