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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Re: What are YOU watching?

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:54 pm

Britannia on Sky Atlantic is really rather good. Nice production values, with acting going from OTT (acceptable with this type of thing), to very good. The language is contemporary, which takes a little getting used to, but it doesn't detract from a very enjoyable story and setting.
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Re: What are YOU watching?

Postby Xisor » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:25 pm

Pummeling away at my rewatch of the X-Files. It's a fine romp. Creepy in its way, but only infrequently (The one with the demonic/ritual hospital stuff in S4 got to me more than any others recently), but absolutely charming in its way too. Anderson and Duchovny are tremendous and understated fun on screen.

I wonder, however, if people at the time (I dont recall, myself - I was always in it for "I want to believe" UFOs more than creepy or conspiracy bits) were as exasperated as i am by the archness and deliberate vagueness of the people who're in on the conspiracy.

Reminds me of the vague/villain sketches from that Mitchell and Webb look. :lol:

Nevertheless, keen to push on with with

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Also very glad to hear Britannia is good - an old pal of mine was excited about it before the first ep aired and, chatting with him, it'd got me quite excited too!
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Re: What are YOU watching?

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:20 pm

Yup, it's worth your while. Love the quirky -and insanely catchy- Folk Rock 60's resurrection for the theme song, too.
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Re: What are YOU watching?

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:06 pm

... And Altered Carbon is also very good (at least, two episodes in it is). Very Blade Runner in style, well acted, relatively unpredictable, intricate, lively, and all topped off with high production values.
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Re: What are YOU watching?

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:45 am

Just completed season one of American Gods. Extremely good stuff. Beautifully shot, ambitious, adult, very gory when the gore's to be had. Does what little I recall of the book justice, even expanding upon it -under Gaiman's watchful eye as a producer- satisfyingly. Plus: Lovejoy's Ian McShane. Recommended
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Re: What are YOU watching?

Postby Major Rawne » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:25 pm

Just a wee bit of threadomancy.

I've really gotten stuck into Dark on Netflix over the last week or so. Mighty interesting German sci-fi series.
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Re: What are YOU watching?

Postby Xisor » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:52 am

Last two episodes of Discovery to-go. The mid-season break really tripped my enjoyment of it up, and the wobbly inconsistency of the first half. But, I'll be damned if the last couple of episodes weren't absolutely tremendous. (What's Past is Prologue and the one before it, at very least, possibly the two prior.)

And, a little foray back into Enterprise after many years, always like to delve in at The Andorian Incident where we first meet Shran (who was rumoured to be intended to be full-time cast in the proposed Series 5, I'd heard)! :twisted:

It's Enterprise is still a shonky show, broadly, but the nuggets of decency in it are utterly delicious. And they do get increasingly common as time goes on (to S4 where, as I might have mentioned before, I think some of the very best Star Trek is to be found).

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