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  1. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    I caved and watched Season 2 of Gomorra and just finished the finale. I have the same gut punched feeling I had after the series finale of the Shield. Monstrous. From first episode to last, they never took the foot off the pedal after the Season 1 finale. My judgment may be colored because I'm still coming off the high, but I think I enjoyed this show more than Westworld or Fargo.. and just from the sheer story and characters.
  2. Fargo 3: not until 2017

    I wouldn't be surprised if the opening scene has no further connection to the story. The "This is based on a True Story" still gets me.. particularly with the dramatic music playing in the background. Overall, the first episode kind of bored me. Mary Elizabeth Winstead was definitely the star of the episode.
  3. In a million years I would have never guessed that the director of Thor 2 also directed episodes of Deadwood, the Sopranos, Rome, Homicide: Life on the Streets, Oz, and Boardwalk Empire among others...
  4. Ya'll are Mike fans now.. just wait till he offs Kim and Chuck without Jimmy knowing it..
  5. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    I watched Cold in July with Michael C. Hall. Decent movie. Has a A Walk Among the Tombstones and Prisoners vibe (although not nearly as good as the latter). The trailers for this movie were very misleading because the movie had a couple of plot turns that came out of nowhere and changed the overall dynamic and theme of the entire story. Not necessarily a bad thing, but I was definitely caught off guard expecting something entirely different.
  6. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    I watched Spectral on Netflix. Overall it was entertaining enough for my time but it wasn't great. The science was completely eye-rolling. Sometimes I think it would be better to pretend that the science is too complicated to explain rather than make up some complete bullshit (sort of like the time travel explanation scene in Looper).
  7. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    I watched the movie version of Gomorrah. It's completely unrelated and different from the series (and no ties that I could discern). There's no main protagonist or antagonist, and no central plot or character arc really. It's pretty much a Crash-style film structure story of different people and their day to day life as it interacts with Italian organized crime. It feels a lot slower and natural than Gomorrah.. almost like the Italy scenes in the Godfather but without a singular focus on a character like Michael Corleone. Decent movie but I much prefer the series.
  8. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    I don't get it. He was so good in Deadwood and I have to think you've got a fine taste for entertainment if you're part of Deadwood's production but Ian McShane has been in some unmemorable films and as a B character no less (especially the string of fantasy crap he did). He should be in indie flicks or Best Picture calibre dramas and yet it hasn't happened. Was there some other secret mastermind behind Deadwood that wasn't Milch or McShane?
  9. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    Finished season 2 of Better Call Saul. Enjoyable but the ending was unsatisfying. I expected to go right to the next episode and, lo and behold, episode 10 was the finale. Felt like a midseason episode. Still good stuff but I think Season 1 was better overall. Just saw that (a probably illegal version of) Season 2 of Gomorrah is on YouTube. I'd rather watch a legal, better quality version so that everyone involved in production gets due credit and acclaim... but damn do I want to watch more right now. Going to try and tide myself over with something else but I don't know what. Maybe I'll finally get to Peaky Blinders.
  10. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    ....And right as I finish Gomorrah, Better Call Saul Season 2 comes on Netflix baby (US)!! Golden age of television!
  11. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    Finished Gomorrah. Fantastic show. Great character arcs, betrayals, deaths along with Machiavellian politics and plot twists sprinkled throughout with violence. Be warned, this is mostly heavy stuff and there is little humor. It's pretty much an entire season of a bloody mob war. Highly recommended if you're into crime dramas / series. Yeah I wanted to root for Ciro up until that point but, alas, no more..
  12. Iron Fist [SPOILERS - after page 3]

    Amazing -- went back to rewatch the scene. I did fall asleep during that part. It's really bad. Like children wrote the dialogue and did the acting.
  13. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    I'm halfway through the first season of Gomorrah and really enjoying this. It's more like the Wire than the Sopranos -- more serious, a focus on the drug trade and a background of poverty, no quirky characters and not as much humor. Some of the slums of Naples actually look like something I'd expect from a poorer South or Central American country. Also, don't want to spoil it, but I just watched an episode where one of the less interesting characters took a pretty awesome turn in his character arc. ETA: aaaaand Ciro goes straight Chris Partlow.
  14. Iron Fist [SPOILERS - after page 3]

    I made my thoughts known in the watch, watched, watching thread.. and they seem to be in-line with most other people's thoughts. Short story: I didn't like it and found it mostly unmemorable, gave it a 1 star rating in Netflix and wish I could get back the weekend time I spent watching it. It will take heavy convincing and a lot of free time to get me to watch a second season. That said, what is the spider woman scene everyone is talking about? Did I sleep through that part?
  15. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    So I was just notified that 'What We Do in the Shadows' is on Amazon Prime. How long has this been on there? I always end up gravitating to Netflix for my shows..