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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby ed » Thu May 10, 2018 11:13 am

Billions

A bit over the top and a tad contrived but fun.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby ed » Thu May 10, 2018 11:27 am

I see that Rake is coming back for a 5th and final season this year. No word as to when.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Nyarlathotep » Sun May 13, 2018 1:39 am

The New Legend of Monkey

It's a New Zealand produced series based on the legend of The Monkey King. I am enjoying it. It's kind of comedic but with some good martial arts action. I really like the interplay of the characters in the show. I give it an official thumbs up
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Bruce » Sun May 13, 2018 1:53 am

Evil Genius

Can't stop watching.

This lady reminds me of my ex-landlord in every way. :Popcorn:
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Fid » Mon May 14, 2018 2:37 am

http://deadline.com/2018/05/the-expanse ... 202388026/

Really? Have you fools learned nothing from "Firefly?"
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Doctor X » Mon May 14, 2018 3:42 am

Or Farscape:

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Nyarlathotep » Mon May 14, 2018 3:57 am

Or Defiance

Or Dark Matter

SyFy has really pissed me off in the last few years
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Doctor X » Mon May 14, 2018 4:59 am

It no longer is "SciFi" in more ways than one. For the last decade it has been "Washed-Up Actor and Playmate Fight Giant Clam."

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Nyarlathotep » Mon May 14, 2018 6:23 am

The one that really pisses me off is Dark Matter.

They spent the entire final season building up this extra-dimensional alien threat, then they cancel it on a cliffhanger where these aliens finally invade our dimension. It made the entire final season feel like a waste of time.

What is weirder is that it ran alongside another show called Killjoys, which was decent but not as good.

After cancelling Dark Matter on a cliffhanger, they renewed Killjoys after a season finale that seemed to actually have been designed as a series finale and would have worked fine as one
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Doctor X » Mon May 14, 2018 7:16 am

It does not make sense, but then I do not have to pay for it.

Farscape ended on a cliffhanger. With pleading they eventually made a four-hour movie that condensed a season just to give an "end." Henson tried to consider "Webisodes" but where is the funding for that? Shame, but it is what it is. At least they were able to give a conclusion of sorts.

The next season of Star Trek was suppose to concentrate on individual characters like McCoy and Scotty since the series was established. Never happened. It was so unpopular, it spawned six movies and a bunch of re-hashes.

The same thing happened to the fantastic Rome. They did get a warning so they could condense 2 to 3 seasons into one. A bit like telling the Game of Thrones people after the Red Wedding "we need to wrap this up."

Yet they made True Detective II. . . .

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Anaxagoras » Mon May 14, 2018 8:37 am

Fid wrote:http://deadline.com/2018/05/the-expanse-canceled-syfy-after-three-seasons-to-be-shopped-1202388026/

Really? Have you fools learned nothing from "Firefly?"


I hope Netflix picks it up. It's already on Netflix Japan. (only the first two seasons at the moment, I eagerly await the third.)
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Anaxagoras » Mon May 14, 2018 8:40 am

ed wrote:Billions

A bit over the top and a tad contrived but fun.


I concur.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Doctor X » Tue May 15, 2018 7:16 am

I have to "tip my hat" to the ending to Cobra Kai. They eschewed "the obvious." Look forward to the next season.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Nyarlathotep » Tue May 15, 2018 2:42 pm

Just started a rewatch of Red Dwarf
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Doctor X » Tue May 15, 2018 4:48 pm

Smeg.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Nyarlathotep » Fri May 18, 2018 3:38 am

I look good.

My shadow looks good.

What a team!
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Doctor X » Fri May 18, 2018 6:03 am

"Gazpacho soup!"

--J.D.

P.S. Though from a later season, it remains my favorite, but the videos have been removed, where Lister sexually assaults a dispensing machine.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Nyarlathotep » Fri May 18, 2018 3:07 pm

Doctor X wrote:"Gazpacho soup!"

--J.D.

P.S. Though from a later season, it remains my favorite, but the videos have been removed, where Lister sexually assaults a dispensing machine.



My favorite bit is this one. Especially when he gets to the part wherehe is explaining what emotions he has "Mastered"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poMWgGC82bw
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby Doctor X » Fri May 18, 2018 4:48 pm

Mr. Flibble is very cross.

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Postby ed » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:28 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
ed wrote:Billions

A bit over the top and a tad contrived but fun.


I concur.


Two memorable scenes ...

Spoiler:
one where Damian Lewis is explaining to his wife that their $ might be taken by the feds.
She: What will we have left?
Damian: about 150 million
She: I don't think I can live on that

She just delivered the line perfectly. And yes, Alice, there are people like that.

Then he is telling his second in command that he made some bad moves and there are going to be reprocussions to which his second says, plaintively:

"Not rehab"

Man clearly likes his lifestyle.
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