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2020: What Are You Watching - Corona Edition

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Rocket River, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. Xerobull

    Xerobull Salve Dicit Mater Tua
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    Since it’s 2021 and Corona is again a beer, can we close thread friend?
     
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    Binged "Hacks" on Hbo max. 9/10. It went by in a breeze. 30 minute episodes. Old female comedian gets paired up with Gen z writer, as it's the only gig she can find after getting canceled for posting about a politician on social media.
    Kayla is my favorite character, steals every scene she's in. Needs bigger role.
     
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    Just completed Lupin (season 2) on Netflix last night. Just as entertaining as season one, and happily there was a tease for an upcoming season 3.

    Just started Manifest (episode 1), which appears to be an NBC show on Netflix. Basic story... a plane filled with people goes through a bad storm... then lands, and apparently the plane had been missing for five years. The lead actress sorta looks a bit like Denise Richards. Not so sure the series will hold my attention since I am definitely starting Black Summer season 2 later this week. But there are three seasons available so may pick it back up over the summer.

     
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    Just getting caught up on STARTUP

    Rocket River
     
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    Caught season 2 of Lupin. Was decent. There were parts that I had some eye rolls because of suspension disbelief.

    Couple to name a few:

    Guessing the phone password from a guy (stranger), whose phone he swiped on first try. :rolleyes:

    Final episode: when Lupin had the knife around the main antagonist at the theatre, and have the villain conveniently give full confession. The audience can easily guess it's being recorded. Bad guy just spills the beans so the story plot can tie up nicely. :rolleyes:

    It's a recording but knife around a person's neck is literally the definition of coerced confession. Since it's the bad guy we just overlook. I guess I wish Lupin's grand takedown could be much tighter in parts.

    If Rey (star wars) is a Mary Sue, Lupin is indeed a Gary Stu.
     
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    I am seeing

    Rocket River
     
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    Black Summer. I watched 3 episodes. Just awful. It's the same thing that drove me away from The Walking Turds. An event happens and they spend 4 episodes going back to everything that led to that event. Someone needs to tell Hollywood that it's not creative. I would rather watcher Kermit the frog layered with Gerrit Cole's voice on a loop.
    I had high hopes.
     
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    Just started. So far, Sonnie's Edge and Beyond The Aquila Rift were great. Most were just ok. Ok such that these ideas fleshed out had potential to be a good story... too hard to get immediately sucked in without a -great- premise.
     
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    Am starting to get into Manifest. Has my attention. Even if the show is cancelled. 2 seasons of 29 episodes, is still lot of content. Gonna take my time.

    Maybe Netflix will buy season 3.
     
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    So for me, I am hooked again 2 episodes in. Sure, the expected disconnects (one spoilered below)... and a few unlikable performers (in fact, few likable characters).

    The people in the house with glass doors and lots of windows... early in the show zombies throwing themselves through wood doors and glass windows yet they passively pound on the one wood door and not mess with anything glass

    But... love that they continued the gimmick of lots of short vignettes that connect to each other throughout the episode. Love that they set the show in snow. And lots of action. Because after all... its a zombie show, so got to have zombie action.
     
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    Started watching this on Ovation, it's pretty good as far as being a network police procedural.

    A lot of hot european chicks.

    Great premise for show would like it to get a gritier reboot.

     
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    Catching up on a few Korean movies I’d been meaning to watch for years that are on Hulu. Man From Nowhere was pretty good and had some great action scenes.

    Other I watched was Bong Joon-ho’s first big movie Memories of Murder. Bit all over the place with tone of sometimes being darkly amusing to just bleak. Excellent movie.
     
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    I watched Presumed Innocent (1990) again today on HBO/Max. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, starring Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raul Julia, Bonnie Bedelia, Greta Scacchi, and Paul Whitfield, it’s based on the 1987 bestseller by Scott Turow. The film just might be Ford’s best performance. If you haven’t seen it or read the book, avoid reading about the ending. It’s one hell of a surprise.
     
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    Not much about Batman/Superman is particularly good but I've had it on in the background this morning doing stuff, and it is amazing to me how unwatchably annoyingly terrible Jessie Eisenberg is as Lex Luthor. I'm pitcturing all the producers and director and basically anyone on set watching filming and thinking "Oh hell yeah, this is what we're going for."
     
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    I always thought Billy Zane was a perfect Lex Luther(well, besides Jeff Bezos, himself). If they wanted the origin story of Luther with hair, they couldve added a wig on him instead of that annoying portrayal Eisenberg gave.
     
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    Thinking about starting True Detective season 2.

    I have heard it was not that good should I just skip to 3?

    Gonna watch regardless just the see how Ali does.
     
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    Allegedly the were considering Bryan Cranston at some point.
     
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