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  1. Astromech

    Watch, Watched, Watching: Endgame

    I watched Netflix's biopic on Motley Crue: The Dirt. A rather poor glorification of the bands heydays and excesses in the 80s. Not surprising since it was was based on the book written by the members of the band. It was at its best when dealing with the bands internal conflicts and personal struggles. Ramsey Bolton as Mick Mars was damn odd to watch.
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    Counterpart Starz Series (SPOILERS)

    I think it works quite well pointing out their hubris and contrasting that the apparent regret they have in the present. Knocked down a few pegs so to speak. I thought it was interesting since she was living lies as a spy. I was hoping for a blur or confusion between the remembrance of the lies or the truth.
  3. I assumed as much. I can't say I'm a huge fan of face capture. The faces always remind of character creation screens in video games.
  4. Looks good. Nice that the season is set during the summer and not fall again. July 1985, so not quite a year has passed since last season. I took a look at the episode titles to get some semblance of an idea of s3's arc. I'm excited. Once again a trailer doing its job of getting me interested and excited for the show. Well done Duffer Bros!
  5. Watched a few more episodes: Shape Shifters, Zima Blue, Blind Spot, Ice Age and Alternate Histories. Of that lot, Shape Shifters had the best story, but Zima Blue was close behind it with the best animation. I was indifferent to Blind Spot and Ice Age. Didn't really care for Alternate Histories. The animation in too many of these epsiodes remind me of video game cut scenes.
  6. Last night I watched Suits, Sucker of Souls, When the Yogurt Took Over, Beyond the Aquila Rift, Good Hunting and The Dump. Suits and Sucker of Souls were a lot of fun. Loved the mechs in Suits. When the Yogurt Took Over was a little quarky. Beyond the Aquila Rift looked great. I loved the steampunk and story in Good Hunting. Reminds me I still have book two of the Dandelion Dynasty to read. The Dump was a good laugh.
  7. I was very impressed with the first three episodes: Sonnie's Edge, Three Robots and Witness. The animation was impressive in all three, especially in Witness. Great humor in Three Robots.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Endgame

    Finally got around to watching the finale of I Am The Night since I had nothing else to watch. Shame. Anything would have been better. This series was an utter disappointment. So many problems. I have no idea how Chris Pine got involved with this series, but he needs to fire his agent. The series had so much potential, but the writers seemed to have their heads stuck up their asses. I have nothing positive to say about it other than it had potential.
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    First Quarter 2019 Reading

    I read Andrew Miller's Pure and found myself waiting for something, anything to happen. It never did. I was originally drawn to it based on the blurb, loving French history and the Revolutionary period. Set in 1785, just on the cusp of the French Revolution, I eagerly awaited events or class conflicts, but there really wasn't much at all. At times I found myself forgetting the book was even set in Paris, let alone 1780s Paris. I find the history of the Cimetiere des Innocents, the eventual disinterment of its "residents" and the creation of the Catacombs fascinating. But this historical fiction about its destruction was a disappointment. I should just stick to non-fiction.
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    American Gods on Starz

    I liked the season 2 premiere from a visual standpoint. The House on the Rocks was great, especially the carousel scene and the gods' appearance during it. Nice reference to Frank Lloyd Wright and his Taliesin, also located in Spring Green, Wisconsin. (Can't believe I've never visited either when they're so close.) Please give Mad Sweeney and Laura something better to do than tagging along with Mr. Wednesday (I can't drop the "Mr." without thinking of The Addams Family.) From next week's preview, it looks like they might branch off on their own arc again. Shadow seemed a bit off to me. Too talkative and emotional. Great Gam Gam's death fell flat for me.
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    I've seen it pronounced Swahn Sahn-chay. I'll admit Sanche sounds best with a French pronunciation on the final syllable. Just throw an accent aigu on the "e". As far as casting goes, I'll be disappointed if Mat doesn't have well-turned calves.
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    Free Solo was terrific. I caught it on NatGeo but need to see it at a theatre. Some of those shots were vertigo-inducing. My hands were sweating a few times. Made me long for the Yosemite Valley. One of the two most beautiful vistas in the US. The other being Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons. Also watched Conagher based on the Louis L'Amour novel starring Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross. Sam Elliott is the perfect cowboy. Delivers some great lines. Wonderfully shot, but some odd editing.
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    Athletic Debate: Who Is The Greatest Of All Time?

    LOL, the inclusion of a horse made my day.
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    At least you didn't think of Jesus Egwene in Memory of Light. That would be quite the jump and omission of many, many braid tugs. I'm still holding out hope of Sam Elliott as Thom Merrilin.
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    First Quarter 2019 Reading

    That chapter in which Hugo describes medieval Paris is my favorite of the novel.