generalzod

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  1. I just suffered through season 2, episode 1. This show is the drizzling shits, I'm sorry. Everyone is too clean and pretty. It's directed in boring fashion. The Vikings are cliches. It's as if someone took VIKINGS, removed all the compelling castmembers, and sucked every drop of testosterone, inspiration, energy, and style from it. Last Kingdom and Turn are neck and neck for how to take a subject matter and make it as boring as possible. The revolution in York against the devastating Vikings was portrayed in 10 seconds, a lame ass montage. A scene prior saw a monk give a limp speech to 6 Friar Tucks that started the revolt? The revolt against the well armed Vikings succeeded because... bad writing. The action scenes are ass. I'd rather sit through 100 episodes in a row of the dumb as a bag of hammers Into the Badlands thsn this boiled rubber turd. Did Uhtred really put on a scary mask and spook a Viking? Made him run blindfolded into a tree? Good lord. Just the worst.
  2. That pretty much covers it. (And despite all that, I hope its good despite all the mounting evidence of likely poopdom and previous work by Zack since 300.)
  3. Agree. Really well done and compelling. Thought this would be angled to appeal mainly to an older gay audience, but it has mainstream appeal and deals with agism and sexism head on and boldly. Sarandon, Lange, Tucci, and Molina are delivering juicy, fun performances and great production value and hair and look of the period throughout. A bit slower paced, I could see people complaining about that, but I was engaged all the way through. In short, expected not to like it, really liked it.
  4. If you like Homeland or films like American Sniper or Blackhawk Down and wish that 24 wasn't so predictable and dumb, DVR or go on the History Channel website and watch episode 8 of SIX. The recap will catch you up and it's the best singular episode of anything I've seen in the genre in a long time. Walton Goggins is amazing. The series had up and down moments but that EP is the one to watch imho. Also looking forward to THE AMERICANS and FARGO season 3.
  5. Ehh Alien 3 was grim and unpleasant and disrespectfully killed off Hicks and Newt and for dessert killled off Ripley in a mediocre movie. It deserves to be shat on heartily for those things alone. I think people hate it disproportionate to its quality.
  6. These boards are crazy genre and period heavy. Contemporary shows that are more or less reality based get little, if any notice even if they're critically acclaimed or mega popular.
  7. The irony of their boards was that the hate in the comments section was so detailed, it reflected multiple viewings of the episodes of the series in question. Which begs the question, either the boards were primarily comprised of sado masochists, or they had to like the show in question on some level to keep up with it and constantly rag on their perceived inadequacies.
  8. Speaking of Kurt Sutter...Bastard executioner was the definition of a hot mess. It's like he ripped 10 pages from a Vikings script, 20 pages from a Game of Thrones script, and tied it all together with sheep fucking jokes, Greg Nicotero gore shots, and some leftover footage from Xena Warrior Princess. I heard FOX kept throwing money at the pilot for reshoots until it hit over 12 million. And it still looked like ass at the end of the day.
  9. SS:GB is terrible. I don't get why boring and bloodless and washed out and a lack of emotion are positive attributes in many BBC dramas, or why Anglophiles ooh and ahh about any BBC 1-4 production. It's like they've been snake charmed by white people with accents.
  10. Prometheus, on a good, day was an expensive mess. It's like a moron read Chariots of the Gods and then watched Alien, smoked two joints, and then wrote the script.
  11. Those boards were toxic. Not as bad as a YouTube talkback but close. No idea why they shut them down because you'd think you'd want to give people reasons to come to your website.
  12. I thought that was overlong and terribly lame and a lot of work for a very limp joke. They're throwing a lot of shade at Tim Miller but this sequel may miss him most of all. Hope Deadpool 2 is better than that two minute wet fart.
  13. You may not believe this (or even want me on this thread, but my name WAS thrown out there)... I will keep an open mind about TLK season 2. I do think the weird looking Alfred the Great actor David Dawson can act, and I am open to the show holding my interest even though the battle scenes (thus far) can't hold a candle to Vikings. I thought the pilot was promising, then lost me in a sea of bloodless boredom and derivative moments. But Butchard is capable of some juicy writing, his House of Saddam was quite good, and shows in general CAN improve...back in the day the first two seasons of TNG were godawful, and then it found its groove . If instagram is to be believed, season 5 of Vikings is literally covering the same rough time period as seasons 1-2 of TLK, so the already inevitable comparisons will become even more inevitable. I'm afraid TLK has likely brought a pocketknife to a gunfight.
  14. I'll grant you this though, that trailer is a MILLION times better than that first pathetic teaser they released though.
  15. What's in my face? The non existent ratings of TLK on BBC America? Or the fact that Vikings is a top 10 series in cable, 8th most pirated in the world? That trailer looks like outtakes from season 3's TO THE GATES and Ragnar and Ivar at sea. Can't wait for the San Diego Comic Con Vikings trailer for season 5, playing in front of a packed auditorium of thousands of fans, with a Giant display of some kind on the convention floor. Im sure TLK will have a popsicle stand somewhere on the Con floor hocking key chains or something. One series has Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Katheryn Winnick, Alex H√łgh, Gustaf Skarsgard... and the other has a block of wood. One series is culturally relevant in the world and one is not. Sad!