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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:47 am    Post subject:

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IMO homeland jumped the shark with the whole bomb in the guy's chest thing

does it get better after that?


That series ended when Brody's storyline did.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:54 am    Post subject:

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IMO homeland jumped the shark with the whole bomb in the guy's chest thing

does it get better after that?


That series ended when Brody's storyline did.


Not to this viewer. The third season was the weakest by far but the later seasons have been quite exceptional, again, at least to this viewer.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:56 am    Post subject:

was the bomb in the chest thing the third season? I forget at this point lol
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:06 pm    Post subject:

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Yesterday's Curb Your Enthusiasm was fantastic. Arguably the best episode ever.


I was just telling my friend that it was an all-timer. So many good bits. The toothbrush emergency was great (It's a FLUKE emergency!). As someone who once worked front desk, the bit with the front desk guy had me dying


I hope Larry's Spite Store opens.

I thought last week's was funny as well. "Lo tthh-iento, Lo tthh-iento"
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:27 pm    Post subject:

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PHILosophize wrote:
IMO homeland jumped the shark with the whole bomb in the guy's chest thing

does it get better after that?


That series ended when Brody's storyline did.


I respect your right to your opinion, and in the third season it did look that way, but I submit that the Brody seasons aren't even in the top 3 best seasons of Homeland. The last few years have been really solid. There was one clunky season in there, forget which one, but overall really really solid.
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PHILosophize wrote:
IMO homeland jumped the shark with the whole bomb in the guy's chest thing

does it get better after that?


That series ended when Brody's storyline did.


I respect your right to your opinion, and in the third season it did look that way, but I submit that the Brody seasons aren't even in the top 3 best seasons of Homeland. The last few years have been really solid. There was one clunky season in there, forget which one, but overall really really solid.


I have no doubt that at some point something interesting happened on Homeland after Brody's death or else it wouldn't have come back season after season. And I am glad you and others enjoyed whatever that was. But for my viewing sensibilities, the Carrie is a kookie, semi-functional genius grew old really quickly once the dynamics of Brody's story went away.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:55 pm    Post subject:

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PHILosophize wrote:
IMO homeland jumped the shark with the whole bomb in the guy's chest thing

does it get better after that?


That series ended when Brody's storyline did.


I respect your right to your opinion, and in the third season it did look that way, but I submit that the Brody seasons aren't even in the top 3 best seasons of Homeland. The last few years have been really solid. There was one clunky season in there, forget which one, but overall really really solid.


I have no doubt that at some point something interesting happened on Homeland after Brody's death or else it wouldn't have come back season after season. And I am glad you and others enjoyed whatever that was. But for my viewing sensibilities, the Carrie is a kookie, semi-functional genius grew old really quickly once the dynamics of Brody's story went away.


I hear you. Her go to about to cry cray cray look bugged me. But then they went deeper.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:28 am    Post subject:

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Briarpatch is fire.


I am happy to hear this. I've been listening to Andy Greenwald on The Watch podcast for awhile and he seems like a really cool guy who has worked very hard on this. I hope this show is very successful.


The Watch is one of the few podcasts I regularly listen to. I'm happy for Andy as well. I watched first season of Legion. Apparently he was involved with it. But the show got a little to trippy and abstract for me midway through season 2.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:49 am    Post subject:

I keep exploring British crime shows. After finishing Broadchurch and The Stranger, I've started Happy Valley.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:31 am    Post subject:

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I keep exploring British crime shows. After finishing Broadchurch and The Stranger, I've started Happy Valley.


My favorite is Midsummer Murders that was on Netflix but pulled recently to be included on the Britbox network. It is currently running and beginning its 20th season this January. It is a character and setting driven, crime mystery show, with a delightful British sensibility. These are quite different from American tough guy cop shows, and, of course, their approach is different as they don't normally wear guns. We go into these village communities that maintain traditions more than most, though still modern, with these charming homes and manors, obviously built long ago with their shorter, say six footish foot ceilings, with an array of interesting characters, with everyone knowing everyone, and with all their rivalries (having a row--pronounce rau--with them), and, of course, someone gets murdered.

But one thing is for sure, the murder rate in Midsummer (a fictional community) is off the charts.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:47 pm    Post subject:

Homeland with the Pakistani intelligents’ power play
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:24 am    Post subject:

Having already read The Outsider. Kudos to whomever is making the show. They've made a timid Stephen King story remarkable. They've really elevated the story in a way that alot of visual media doesn't when it's adapted from books.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:52 am    Post subject:

Power is getting 4 spinoffs.

Tariq in college
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Kanan prequel
Tommy in LA
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:56 am    Post subject:

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Having already read The Outsider. Kudos to whomever is making the show. They've made a timid Stephen King story remarkable. They've really elevated the story in a way that alot of visual media doesn't when it's adapted from books.


Did you also read the Mr. Mercedes trilogy? I hear they're connected and wanted to wait to watch/read The Outsider until after I finished the other books. Is there spoilers or are they separate storylines just with some of the same characters?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:31 am    Post subject:

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Having already read The Outsider. Kudos to whomever is making the show. They've made a timid Stephen King story remarkable. They've really elevated the story in a way that alot of visual media doesn't when it's adapted from books.


Did you also read the Mr. Mercedes trilogy? I hear they're connected and wanted to wait to watch/read The Outsider until after I finished the other books. Is there spoilers or are they separate storylines just with some of the same characters?


I don't think you need to wait. The only real connection between the two is one of the main characters Holly Gibney. Mr. Mercedes explains why Holly is so open-minded to what's happening in The Outsider given her experiences in Mr. Mercedes. However, the TV series makes no mention of the connection to that and she's presented as a brand new character.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:39 am    Post subject:

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Power is getting 4 spinoffs.

Tariq in college
Tate
Kanan prequel
Tommy in LA


No way in hell am I watching the first 2.
Kanan prequel I'll give a chance to. But Tommy in LA sounds great.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:54 am    Post subject:

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Having already read The Outsider. Kudos to whomever is making the show. They've made a timid Stephen King story remarkable. They've really elevated the story in a way that alot of visual media doesn't when it's adapted from books.


Did you also read the Mr. Mercedes trilogy? I hear they're connected and wanted to wait to watch/read The Outsider until after I finished the other books. Is there spoilers or are they separate storylines just with some of the same characters?


I don't think you need to wait. The only real connection between the two is one of the main characters Holly Gibney. Mr. Mercedes explains why Holly is so open-minded to what's happening in The Outsider given her experiences in Mr. Mercedes. However, the TV series makes no mention of the connection to that and she's presented as a brand new character.


Gotcha. Thanks for letting me know. It looks like I will be starting it today.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:50 pm    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
Dominator wrote:
Power is getting 4 spinoffs.

Tariq in college
Tate
Kanan prequel
Tommy in LA


No way in hell am I watching the first 2.
Kanan prequel I'll give a chance to. But Tommy in LA sounds great.


Agreed. The Tariq spinoff sounds like it'll be just like Power but without Ghost and Tommy, which is a no go for me. And Tommy in LA definitely sounds like the best of the group.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:01 am    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
PHILosophize wrote:
IMO homeland jumped the shark with the whole bomb in the guy's chest thing

does it get better after that?


That series ended when Brody's storyline did.


I couldn't agree more. I had no desire to watch after that.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:19 am    Post subject:

Just started watching The Boys. It answers the question what if Stan Lee went on a massive bender during a really dark time in his life that coincided with an obsession with Troma movies?

Needless to say, but I really like it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:18 am    Post subject:

^ The Boys was really good. I wasn't hooked by the trailer but 20 minutes into the first episode and I sure was. I want to check out the comics now.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:49 pm    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
Dominator wrote:
Power is getting 4 spinoffs.

Tariq in college
Tate
Kanan prequel
Tommy in LA


No way in hell am I watching the first 2.
Kanan prequel I'll give a chance to. But Tommy in LA sounds great.


of all the people to survive....Tariq. The last 2 clearly would appear to have the most promise....but the way the last couple seasons of Power went downhill, I will not hold my breath.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:53 pm    Post subject:

Took a break for some weeks.....really into...

- The Outsider on HBO
- McMillions on HBO
- The Sinner (Season 3) on USA
- kind of into Dare Me on USA
- Homeland is looking promising in it's final season

Also really enjoyed the 3 Part series on the History Channel "Washington", and the Netflix sister series to Last Chance U, "Cheer"
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:15 am    Post subject:

So my husband and I decided to check out Ronny Chieng's Netflix standup comedy special last night. I didn't think he was particularly funny on The Daily Show, but what the hell, I figured that maybe he'd be much better as a standup. And my husband wanted to check it out. OK, cool.

Well...not cool. We sat through 15 minutes of it and neither of us were even tempted to laugh once. It was beyond awful, so we turned it to something else. Just thought I would report back at the awfulness of this special, so that no one makes the mistake of watching it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:50 pm    Post subject:

This will be appreciated by many, if not most, who follow this thread.

‘The Wire’ Honored With ‘Classic TV’ Award By American Black Film Festival

Amazingly, truly amazingly, the show wins its first award.

You can see "24" standing on the left.
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