What are YOU watching?

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Re: What are YOU watching?

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:29 pm

I rather like Star Trek Discovery. I know the Klingons have changed, but the Chaos Space Marine look is intriguing; and the rest looks so much richer than it ever did before. Sure the dialogue isn't the greatest, but then it rarely was. Sure the plotlines are pretty predictable, but then they often were. I hope it has the same kind of legs as The Next Generation did, but, for now, it's just good to hear people shouting 'Red alert!' again.
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Re: What are YOU watching?

Postby Xisor » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:54 am

Very much agreed, Chun. The only thing that stood out as especially... Troubling? Bad? I'm not sure it's even as problematic as that: the really over-feeding of Sabru being really easily spooked. His actual acting and delivery was terrific (not to mention the two leads and the Klingons - I *really* liked them!), but with Sabru it felt they threw subtlety out the window. Which is a shame because without he expositional "he's a wimp, you know"/"my whole species are wimps" bit, it would have been a really neat execution of the idea!

Laying it on thick, I suppose. But I liked the whole lot, that bit aside. Really lovely to have it all back.

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Re: What are YOU watching?

Postby Major Rawne » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:25 pm

I've not quite made up my mind yet on Discovery. It's wonderfully flashy and all, but it feels likes its missing some of the wonder of exploration of previous Star Treks.
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Re: What are YOU watching?

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:55 pm

Just completed seasons one and two of Daredevil on Netflix. Very much impressed. Each character was well played and allowed to develop rather than remain a stereotype. The fight scenes were viscereal and beautifully choreogragphed. The storylines were believable -within the context, of course- and compelling.I certainly recommend it. Now on to Jessica Jones, I think.
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