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  1. Astromech

    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    I'm interested in seeing how the Aelfinn and Eelfinn are depicted. Haha, poor Billy Zane.
  2. Watched the season 2 premiere of The Deuce. The time jump was a bit jarring and the premiere was mostly getting up to speed with the assorted characters. I like the new intro and song with all the shots of NYC from the 70s.
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    Horror - As the days get shorter

    I enjoyed Christopher Buehlman's The Lesser Dead and The Necromancer's House. I found the former to be a bit creepier than the latter, but probably enjoyed The Necromancer's House more due to how imaginative and bat-shit crazy it was in parts. Another Peter Straub work I read last year was his Shadowland. Recommended but felt slightly disjointed in parts due to a split in settings. Washington Irving is a fantastic author for October/Halloween. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the perfect October read. I wanted to read Roger Zelazny's A Night in Lonesome October last year but couldn't get my hands on a copy. If you're short on reading time, it may be a good option. Just follow the calendar and read the story for that date in October.
  4. Black Sails s2 was excellent. A big improvement over s1 where I felt the showrunners weren't quite sure where they wanted to take the show. Seasons 3 and 4 are excellent too. I should do a rewatch since I'm not watching much of anything now.
  5. Astromech

    Best historical fiction for HUGE ASOIAF fan...

    Speaking of GRRM recommendations, wondering if any boarders have read Nigel Tranter's The Bruce Trilogy and/or The Wallace.
  6. Astromech

    True Detective Season 3

    I found season 2 to be a big disappointment after season 1, but I'll tune in for Mahershala Ali alone. I really hope they can pull off three timelines.
  7. Astromech

    August '18 Reading- (Insert Clever Subtitle)

    Peter Frankopan's The Silk Roads: A New History of the World. Very interesting. I found it digressed from its central theme a little towards the end of the book with 20th and 21st C history, but very interesting take on history focusing on the importance of the Middle East and Central Asia and following history through various commodities from silk through oil. The last third of the book had me itching to read Daniel Yergin's The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power.
  8. I enjoyed it. I have yet to start season 2 and am curious as to how they handle the story going forward.
  9. Astromech

    Guy Gavriel Kay

    Tigana, The Sarantine Mosaic duology (Sailing to Sarantium and Lord of Emperors) A Song for Arbonne, River of Stars, Under Heaven, Children of Earth and Sky, The Fionavar Tapestry. I was hoping for a new setting(still loved that of Children of Earth and Sky and its callbacks to Sarantium), but still excited for another GGK book.
  10. Wait for the dvd and get a library card
  11. I nearly lost it when . . . I agree that it's pretty, but I've found Costner to be wooden and forgettable. Actually, most of the characters have been rather forgettable. Reilly has been good, even if her character was rather one-note. It almost feels as though the Paramount Network just offered Sheridan a job because some execs liked Wind River and wanted him to create a similar show to anchor the new network. Like he just pulled an all-nighter with a loose draft and filled in the blanks later.
  12. Well, the season finale of Yellowstone ended in an interesting place. If it wasn't the summer with a drought of tv options, I may not have finished this season. I'll give the next season a chance, but my expectations are much lower.
  13. Astromech

    SUBURRA: The Series (Netflix)

    Damn, I'd have to come over to the Dark Side.
  14. Astromech

    SUBURRA: The Series (Netflix)

    I enjoyed the film adaptation of Romanzo Criminale even though it dragged a bit during the second half. I've been meaning to watch the television version, but have yet to find it available somewhere. I recently listened to Daniele Bolelli's History on Fire podcast 3-part episode about the Magliana Gang. It was excellent.
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