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  1. The Man in the High Castle [Spoilers]

    I thought the last three episodes or so of season 2 were amazing television. Specially the ending of episode 8. Very predictable of course, but so damn good plotting. I was waiting for everything to unfold, and I was not disappointed. The way every storyline came precisely together at the end and made sense in the overall plot was perfect and exhilarating. You'd think it's something every show does, but no. Few actually bother to give sense to every character's storyline outside its own character development. The start was so damn slow though. I totally understand why some are just bored by this show and couldn't car less. But the payoff... is incredible. By the way, the guys at amazon are good. If the last part of the season was really managed by them in what you would think is a chaotic production after the disagreement with the showrunner, it didn't stop them from producing the best episodes of the show.
  2. Video Games: Fantasy's Final '16

    Bah that only means that you won't get a discount with all the DLCs, and that it will be all the more expensive to get all of them (beside the GOTY edition or whatever). I don't understand the hate for season pass. If you think it's stupid to buy something before you know what's in it, I agree, but just don't buy it before hand, and wait when the DLCs are really out. The infuriating Bioware/EA practice is the fact that you need to pay a fortune for DLCs to complete the story, not the season pass. Its absence only makes it worse.
  3. Video Games: Fantasy's Final '16

    You are very lucky to experience the Mass Effect ride for the first time. Small advices (I would have liked to have at the time): Save a lot. The autosave in ME1 is fucked up. I once easily lost 2 or 3 hours of playtime. Set your companions to use their abilities themselves, but also use the power wheel (if you're on console) to command them and make huge biotic combos. It's one of the very fun things in ME. Go to Liara first (and Benezia last if you don't want to have it difficult).
  4. I think the logical answer is no Why would they waste all the candles and torches to keep things lit when they could easily trade during the day? There is definitely one instance when the markets would for sure stay during nightfall: Ramadan. Otherwise, you're probably right.
  5. There were acting stupid when the vikings arrived, but before that I thought the souk was depicted nicely. But the real mystery is how a port would stay without any watch or guards. Awaiting for raiders to come and take the city. And worse, even after they're attacked, no soldier ever appears.
  6. This episode really put me off the show. I'm not sure I'm gonna continue this bullshit (and I had more or less liked the previous one with the snake pit). The idea that Muslims would just continue praying as automats with zero reaction, and just awaiting death, gotta be the most insulting and plain offensive depiction of Islam I've even seen on TV. I was gonna nitpick with the ethnicity casting being again wrong for Moors, but no, that's so irrelevant compared to the mosque scene. And really, Hirst, Odin? That would be totally ok if I hadn't just read your interviews and your bullshit about Fantasy. But no, that's it, I'm done with the hypocrisy and nonsense.
  7. Straczynski/Wachowski Sense8 on Netflix

    Oh! I definitely think you're into something.
  8. Straczynski/Wachowski Sense8 on Netflix

    No, JMS precisely denied it in the comment...
  9. Straczynski/Wachowski Sense8 on Netflix

    JMS comments on the supposed Sense8 "projection" during the fight scene: https://twitter.com/straczynski/status/816037003762356224 There is something more to it apparently.
  10. Oh no, frankly, I have less beef with Hirst the writer than with Hirst the... talker I guess? The guy is so full of himself. The main three points I can't stand with him are : I remember a past interview of him (or AMA?) where he was basically saying that he was a learned guy, and that he had an academia background and put himself in opposition to the other Hollywood writers, like you know they're all college dropouts and illiterate, right? His usual stance on Fantasy. Like you know it's shit and doesn't deserve any kind of interest. The guy either doesn't know what Fantasy is, or is just suffering from Alzheimer, and doesn't remember writing that shit show called Camelot. Where he succeeded in turning the most iconic medieval fantasy into a mess. And let's not even talk about the few supernatural elements in Vikings, or the fact that the sagas are more akin to Fantasy than History. And of course, but that's often dwelt upon here, the fact that he can't stop reminding us that he's a god writing his shows alone. You know, he's so proud of his perfect creation, Ragnar. Ok, he'll concede that Travis Fimmel is 50% on it, but still he's the only writer, that's something. Yeah, we got it.
  11. Can someone explain to me what Hirst means when he says "And I have to say that we've now shot nearly 25 episodes after Ragnar's death and so we're into different worlds." ? I just don't get it. They clearly didn't film 25 episodes already, so... what the heck. (And Christ, as always when I read interviews of him, I have murder tendencies. I hate that guy.)
  12. In the snake pit, with the close ups on his hands, I was really hoping and expecting him to beyond cheesily grab a snake and shout "I die with a sword in my hand!". Or a bone from a previous guy in the pit, I don't know. I don't know if I'm disappointed that it didn't happen or relieved. Disappointed I think. This Cornwell bastard conditioned me.
  13. Straczynski/Wachowski Sense8 on Netflix

    I really don't know. Some of the acting of the Korean/Japanese school completely eludes me in general. I'm often oblivious to the way they act. But that's just me. I felt like some of the non sensates were "interacting" with different sensates in a way that would make it physically impossible. But maybe I'm just over reading into this. Doesn't matter. (I missed Kala, was she really there?)
  14. Straczynski/Wachowski Sense8 on Netflix

    I was a bit afraid when I saw that it was over 2 hours long, but I enjoyed it very much. The humor was particularly on point. I still have some difficulty with Donna Bae's acting though. I just don't get it. I liked the new Capheus on the other hand. He doesn't have that constant likeable face like the previous one, but he does play the likeable Capheus very well when needed. I feel like the show is contradicting its own rules though. Like how could other people than the sensates participate in the orgy? And in the fight scene at the end, how could each sensate fight a different enemy at the same time? Or maybe I just misread the scene somehow?
  15. It's factually not true, I'm sorry. He said he started working on it more or less when Vikings started. And he didn't even watch Vikings in the mean time or anything with swords, for obvious reasons. And I think the BBC couldn't care less about Vikings. The argument could be made for GoT, though, yes. Even if the shows are very different. Now, I will stop feeding the troll, sorry guys.