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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 9:47 pm    Post subject:

I am actually re-watching Game of Thrones...I really would prefer to re-watch a great show, than to watch for the first time a crappy one. The quality I watched before was fine, but watching it in full BluRay 1080P quality (i.e. 4 GB per show) is a pleasure.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 9:51 pm    Post subject:

I also started two new shows: House of Cards and Ozark. I can't say too much about Ozark, bc I just started it. I'm enjoying HOC though I sadly ran into some season 1 spoilers, bc I googled the character name to see the actor/actress, and well...we all know how autocomplete works.

I also tried to start The West Wing, but something just didn't agree with me. It seemed dated, and just not my style.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 3:04 am    Post subject:

is the breaking the 4th wall thing with house of cards prominent throughout?
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:55 am    Post subject:

^ from what I remember, yes it’s used pretty consistently throughout the show.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 1:35 pm    Post subject:

I just finished season two of After Life, Ricky Gervais' Netflix show. The first season begins with a lot of his sharp sardonic humor, mixed in with all the rest, and all the rest is really what the show is about that I don't want to spoil. The second season is more somber and reflective, that plays against the dark mood. It is Brit, with a cast of characters that, mostly, make up a most motley crew, but delightfully so. The show, of course, has his humour (<for the Brits), but it also has a lot of heart. The only problem is that it is too short.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 7:15 pm    Post subject:

Thinking of signing up for Showtime to see their new limited series "The Good Lord Bird" with Ethan Hawke as American hero John Brown killing a bunch of slavers: https://twitter.com/Showtime/status/1260256475592536064
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 7:45 pm    Post subject:

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Thinking of signing up for Showtime to see their new limited series "The Good Lord Bird" with Ethan Hawke as American hero John Brown killing a bunch of slavers: https://twitter.com/Showtime/status/1260256475592536064


On my Amazon Prime streaming homepage, I get a link for a month of free Showtime. I'd look there. Binge watch everything you want for a month and move on. The new Penny Dreadful is out and I'm going to sign up as soon as all the episodes are released.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 8:38 pm    Post subject:

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Thinking of signing up for Showtime to see their new limited series "The Good Lord Bird" with Ethan Hawke as American hero John Brown killing a bunch of slavers: https://twitter.com/Showtime/status/1260256475592536064


On my Amazon Prime streaming homepage, I get a link for a month of free Showtime. I'd look there. Binge watch everything you want for a month and move on. The new Penny Dreadful is out and I'm going to sign up as soon as all the episodes are released.

Danke! I think I'll do that to binge this miniseries after it's finished. I also hear good things about Billions.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 8:44 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
jonnybravo wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Thinking of signing up for Showtime to see their new limited series "The Good Lord Bird" with Ethan Hawke as American hero John Brown killing a bunch of slavers: https://twitter.com/Showtime/status/1260256475592536064


On my Amazon Prime streaming homepage, I get a link for a month of free Showtime. I'd look there. Binge watch everything you want for a month and move on. The new Penny Dreadful is out and I'm going to sign up as soon as all the episodes are released.

Danke! I think I'll do that to binge this miniseries after it's finished. I also hear good things about Billions.


New season of Penny Dreadful has NOTHING in common with the 1st iteration. They pretty much just used that title for name recognition. Just watch the trailer and judge it on that. Some like it. Some don't.

Billions has been in my yearly top 10 since it came out. Solid show from start to most recent. If its the type of subject matter you are in to.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 9:59 pm    Post subject:

Finished up Schitt's Creek. I had mistakenly said it was 5 seasons before, but of course it was six. Just so, so good. The show went out on a high. Seemed like each season got better and better.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 7:39 am    Post subject:

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Billions has been in my yearly top 10 since it came out. Solid show from start to most recent. If its the type of subject matter you are in to.


Billions has been a great show. There are some character flaws that seem a bit ham-fisted at times, but overall enjoyable. Giamoti is so good.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 10:45 am    Post subject:

Can't go to the movies so I've been watching movies in theaters. To name a few


Richard Jewel
Invisible Man
Birds of Prey
Bad Boys For Life
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

I use EMINENCE streaming service. They have a slew of new releases also

Bulletproof 2
The Banker
Bloodshot
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Harriet
Doolittle 2020
Black and Blue

They also have series

The Sopranos
Billions
Luther
Ozarks
The Twilight Zone
Better Call Saul

and more.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 1:14 pm    Post subject:

Bill Murray and Guy Fieri Will Face Off in a Nacho Competition Because Why Not?

So this is going to be shown on their Facebook page and it is not TV. Do we really need another thread?
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 2:27 pm    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
jonnybravo wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Thinking of signing up for Showtime to see their new limited series "The Good Lord Bird" with Ethan Hawke as American hero John Brown killing a bunch of slavers: https://twitter.com/Showtime/status/1260256475592536064


On my Amazon Prime streaming homepage, I get a link for a month of free Showtime. I'd look there. Binge watch everything you want for a month and move on. The new Penny Dreadful is out and I'm going to sign up as soon as all the episodes are released.

Danke! I think I'll do that to binge this miniseries after it's finished. I also hear good things about Billions.


New season of Penny Dreadful has NOTHING in common with the 1st iteration. They pretty much just used that title for name recognition. Just watch the trailer and judge it on that. Some like it. Some don't.

Billions has been in my yearly top 10 since it came out. Solid show from start to most recent. If its the type of subject matter you are in to.


Just saw that episode 1 is free on Youtube. I'll check it out.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 3:10 pm    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
Can't go to the movies so I've been watching movies in theaters. To name a few


Richard Jewel
Invisible Man
Birds of Prey
Bad Boys For Life
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

I use EMINENCE streaming service. They have a slew of new releases also

Bulletproof 2
The Banker
Bloodshot
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Harriet
Doolittle 2020
Black and Blue

They also have series

The Sopranos
Billions
Luther
Ozarks
The Twilight Zone
Better Call Saul

and more.

What'd you think of those movies, jodeke?
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 3:43 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
jodeke wrote:
Can't go to the movies so I've been watching movies in theaters. To name a few


Richard Jewel 5
Invisible Man 6
Birds of Prey 5
Bad Boys For Life 8
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker 7

I use EMINENCE streaming service. They have a slew of new releases also

Bulletproof 2 5
The Banker 7
Bloodshot 6
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood 5
Harriet 7
Doolittle 2020 6
Black and Blue 8

They also have series

The Sopranos
Billions
Luther
Ozarks
The Twilight Zone
Better Call Saul

and more.

What'd you think of those movies, jodeke?


Queen & Slim 8
A Fall From Grace 7

About to watch Terminator Dark Fate and Zombieland
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 5:20 pm    Post subject:

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Bill Murray and Guy Fieri Will Face Off in a Nacho Competition Because Why Not?

So this is going to be shown on their Facebook page and it is not TV. Do we really need another thread?


Bill, WTF are you doing . . . ?
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:47 pm    Post subject:

Rank'em: The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad.

It's been years since I've seen Sopranos. Binging the 1st season now. It's been so long, it's almost new watching it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:49 pm    Post subject:

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Rank'em: The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad.

It's been years since I've seen Sopranos. Binging the 1st season now. It's been so long, it's almost new watching it.

All great, but The Wire > Sopranos > Breaking Bad
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 3:49 pm    Post subject:

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Rank'em: The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad.

It's been years since I've seen Sopranos. Binging the 1st season now. It's been so long, it's almost new watching it.


As I have said before, Breaking Bad is the "best" of the three by simple fact that the breadth of its approach to telling is so much more involved and compelling that what The Sopranos and The Wire did.

However, if we are going purely by writing, Simon's shows are better, and The Wire being the better of the two.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 5:46 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
kikanga wrote:
Rank'em: The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad.

It's been years since I've seen Sopranos. Binging the 1st season now. It's been so long, it's almost new watching it.

All great, but The Wire > Sopranos > Breaking Bad


Exactly my order. Gilligan is the most technically creative in how he screens his story, but his story is the weaker of the three. The wire has breathtakingly high aspirations (a meditation on the decay of modern humanity by way of an American city), and the execution of the story and the complexity of even minor characters nails those aspirations, without needing much more than meat and potato delivery (which would likely detract from the narrative). The wire is the great American novel.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 8:33 pm    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
Rank'em: The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad.

It's been years since I've seen Sopranos. Binging the 1st season now. It's been so long, it's almost new watching it.


Mad Men > those 3.
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vanexelent wrote:
kikanga wrote:
Rank'em: The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad.

It's been years since I've seen Sopranos. Binging the 1st season now. It's been so long, it's almost new watching it.


Mad Men > those 3.


Twin Peaks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Northern Exposure >
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 6:56 pm    Post subject:

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kikanga wrote:
Rank'em: The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad.

It's been years since I've seen Sopranos. Binging the 1st season now. It's been so long, it's almost new watching it.

All great, but The Wire > Sopranos > Breaking Bad


Exactly my order. Gilligan is the most technically creative in how he screens his story, but his story is the weaker of the three. The wire has breathtakingly high aspirations (a meditation on the decay of modern humanity by way of an American city), and the execution of the story and the complexity of even minor characters nails those aspirations, without needing much more than meat and potato delivery (which would likely detract from the narrative). The wire is the great American novel.


I get where you're coming from. But we aren't talking American novels. We are talking about storytelling in a medium that involves visual and auditory elements as part of the craft. The BB universe does things to drive story that involve imagery, music and even subtleties in color that provide detail and hints to what is going on.

And I don't at all believe Gilligan's storytelling is any weaker even without those elements. Especially when it comes to minor characters. The tertiary characters in Gilligan's world are every bit as interesting and compelling as those in Sopranos, Wire, Treme.

Like I said, if you want to get down to simply the words on the page, or the American Novel approach, Simon is an auteur of few peers. But we aren't reading a script or a novel when it comes to television series.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 12:52 pm    Post subject:

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kikanga wrote:
Rank'em: The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad.

It's been years since I've seen Sopranos. Binging the 1st season now. It's been so long, it's almost new watching it.

All great, but The Wire > Sopranos > Breaking Bad


Exactly my order. Gilligan is the most technically creative in how he screens his story, but his story is the weaker of the three. The wire has breathtakingly high aspirations (a meditation on the decay of modern humanity by way of an American city), and the execution of the story and the complexity of even minor characters nails those aspirations, without needing much more than meat and potato delivery (which would likely detract from the narrative). The wire is the great American novel.


I get where you're coming from. But we aren't talking American novels. We are talking about storytelling in a medium that involves visual and auditory elements as part of the craft. The BB universe does things to drive story that involve imagery, music and even subtleties in color that provide detail and hints to what is going on.

And I don't at all believe Gilligan's storytelling is any weaker even without those elements. Especially when it comes to minor characters. The tertiary characters in Gilligan's world are every bit as interesting and compelling as those in Sopranos, Wire, Treme.

Like I said, if you want to get down to simply the words on the page, or the American Novel approach, Simon is an auteur of few peers. But we aren't reading a script or a novel when it comes to television series.


I also get where you’re coming from. I’m a huge Michael Mann fan precisely because of the way he uses visual and audio cues in really unique ways to tell his stories, and I’m not knocking Gilligan at all. He’s a far more creative and talented filmmaker than Simon. It’s just that simon’s telling far deeper and more nuanced and important stories, which makes them, in far more straightforward delivery, still greater shows imo.
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