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Reply #555 on: January 12, 2020, 06:18:47 PM
Started watching the Messiah last night, has the potential to be good or else end up like homeland which ended up boring the absolute pants off me


Reply #556 on: January 13, 2020, 10:28:54 PM
Finished The Maldorian earlier. Excellent series. Last episode was fantastic.
Now we've started Star trek ds9. Never followed it when it was on. Grand so far.


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Reply #557 on: January 13, 2020, 10:37:14 PM
Watching The Man in the High Castle. It's the type of production I wouldn't normally go for, the acting has a certain forced feeling to it or maybe it's the dialogue. All that said it's bloody intriguing and I'm still trying to figure out wtf is going on after 4 or 5 episodes.


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Reply #558 on: January 13, 2020, 11:25:49 PM
Watched Residue, starts out fairly slow, gets better, gets shit, then ends. Was almost like a three hour trailer for something potentially interesting, in that there's a basis of a story, you kind of want to see more, but nothing gets resolved


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Reply #559 on: January 14, 2020, 06:28:24 PM
Watched the first 2 episodes of The Outsider. Based on a Stephen King novel. Made by Hbo. Amazing cast and acting is second to none. Get on it
 


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Reply #560 on: January 14, 2020, 06:52:17 PM
Watched the first 2 episodes of The Outsider. Based on a Stephen King novel. Made by Hbo. Amazing cast and acting is second to none. Get on it
same here,great stuff so far


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Reply #561 on: January 14, 2020, 07:12:57 PM
Finished The Maldorian earlier. Excellent series. Last episode was fantastic.
Now we've started Star trek ds9. Never followed it when it was on. Grand so far.

Finished The Mandalorian myself last night, really enjoyed it too. It's still very much Star Wars without riding on the coattails of the films (and was all the better for it).

Loved the gunslinger droid!


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Reply #562 on: January 14, 2020, 07:18:44 PM
Finished The Mandalorian too. Very good.

Saw ep1 of The Outsider. Has the makings of a great show. It also explains the delay in S3 of Ozark.


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Reply #563 on: January 16, 2020, 04:54:14 PM
Two episodes into the Outsider, enjoying it so far, definitely has the Stephen King auro


Reply #564 on: January 16, 2020, 06:08:20 PM
Two eps into Watchmen. Generally meh interspersed with some (emphasis on some) good musical choices and quite a few moments of remarkable cinematography. I'll keep going til the end, but so far anyway it pretty much encapsulates everything Moore hates about entertainment for entertainment's sake, so no surprise Lindelof got the cold shoulder, and so far I'm bewildered by the Guardian article saying it was "truer to the spirit" of the comic than the movie.


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Reply #565 on: January 16, 2020, 07:24:17 PM
It's worth sticking with, the end's a bit silly but overall worth a look.


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Reply #566 on: January 16, 2020, 08:09:39 PM
Two eps into Watchmen. Generally meh interspersed with some (emphasis on some) good musical choices and quite a few moments of remarkable cinematography. I'll keep going til the end, but so far anyway it pretty much encapsulates everything Moore hates about entertainment for entertainment's sake, so no surprise Lindelof got the cold shoulder, and so far I'm bewildered by the Guardian article saying it was "truer to the spirit" of the comic than the movie.

First 2 are the poorest. It does pick up.


Reply #567 on: January 20, 2020, 12:35:26 AM
Nah.  Couple of decent episodes but overall very poor. I don't think Angela had a single good line of dialogue in the whole series. Say what you like about the film, it benefited greatly by using the original material as dialogue source.


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Reply #568 on: January 20, 2020, 05:40:53 PM
So... Which version of Watchmen is mostly based on the source material.



Reply #569 on: January 20, 2020, 06:01:38 PM
So... Which version of Watchmen is mostly based on the source material.

No straight answer to that:
The series takes the comic as writ and then goes off and does its own thing with its universe, although a thing which is absolutely alien to the spirit in which the comic was written.

The movie alters some things about the comic itself, but hews very much to its mood, both visually and in word. In my opinion, it's the best of all the movie versions of the Moore comics (although, the only real competition is V for Vendetta).

I dunno, do people just not give a shit about good dialogue anymore?