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  1. red snow

    The Good Place S3 - heaven is a place on Earth (spoilers)

    Is the goal to make earth a better place though? It seems to me the focus has only ever been on the quality of an after life. So the goal is to make it possible to get into the good place but earth can keep on being shit. Maybe the final arc will be about making earth better? Also, we need to see the last person who got into the good place at some point. They must be sort of a celebrity as the last good person
  2. We should publicise when we are doing the reread as i may as well try and do my reread with the group. Be a good chance to go over things with a fine comb.
  3. It's better to have a quote and not need one than to need a quote and not have one
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    True Detective Season 3 (SPOILERS)

    Its just following the same narrative trick as season 1 with woody harrelson. Until we see him in the 90s or present tbey expect us to assume something has happened to him. As it is I'm not biting as I'm a bit tired of that trick. I'll give them bonus points if he has just died of lung cancer in a non dramatic way that adds to the plot. At first i was thinking Stephen dorff has really aged but then i realised i haven't seen him in anything since Blade so I'm judging him against his 20+ year younger self.
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    Cartoons you'd like to see remade?

    It often feels like there's at least 2versions of transformers on at any given time. Sadly i missed most of beast wars/war machines as it was only shown in 10 minute indtsllments during holidays in UK. When i got access to it on sky beast machines was ending but those last few episodes were pretty epic. On the whole the mainframe shows were pretty good and they told stories not just aimed at pre-teens or at the least didn't treat them like idiots
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    Star Trek Discovery #3

    such is the way with virtually every prequel. What irks me is that the entire show with some character/name changes could have occurred in the post voyager timeline. Mutant Klingons, spore hyperspace, mirror universe etc, etc could all have been done in a post voyager setting. But no, they have to find some narrow space in the timeline to focus on and wreck. The argument of "people were too nice by next gen time, so we can't have conflict between crew members or shady decisions" simply doesn't hold water because DS9 had all of that. It will get even muddier when the Picard show comes along as I bet they will find ways to tie stuff in from Discovery into the Picard show to make it fit.
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    Cartoons you'd like to see remade?

    Nowadays it would probably be a season per treasure or one of the treasures would be fragmented into smaller parts
  8. Not only us he the best sniper ever, he can train kids within a minute how to be a marksman without the need of a montage!
  9. I thought I'd give the show the kiss of death by creating a thread. I know there's enough fans of the books so maybe that will draw in TV viewers. For now though I'd like to keep this as a thread for the show. Feel free to discuss the show but please try and refrain from mentioning book spoilers (I know myself it's hard as it's part of my fascination with the show seeing how they adapt it). So pop book spoilers in spoiler tags please. If it turns out only those who've read the books are watching we can alter as I suspect there'll be lots of spoiler tags - there will be from me at least. I'll try and preface spoiler tags with "from the book" in case TV only folk accidentally think they are ok to click because they've seen the show - they're not! Ok - so my thoughts on episode one I'm actually pretty excited about where this goes now having seen episode 1. I was slightly worried about the casting of Wolghast (mainly because I had the mental image of Michael Shannon in my head when reading and not a much younger/photogenic actor) but the actor really won me over and the chemistry between him and Amy works and as I was watching I realised how VITAL it was they got that chemistry right because it could very easily have come off super creepy (it never crossed my mind in the books because I knew what Wolghast was thinking. It was also fun to see all the characters in place from the start knowing how some of them will have much bigger roles as it goes along. Still - I'm concerned the show is taking a major risk on their telling of the story but it'll be pretty cool to (book spoilers) The underwhelming use of Fleetwood Mac's the chain was unforgiveable. That song should enhance any TV/film show it's put in see GOTG2 and The Americans as prime examples but it's use here fell flat - maybe because it was muted and playing within the show? With these shows it's always hard to separate "do I like it because I like the books or does it stand on its own". But several of my friends who haven't read the book were intrigued by the pilot. They all enjoy Walking Dead and some of them even watched "the strain" so I guess this show doesn't need to be that great to have a following Regarding the structure (book spoilers to follow)
  10. I watched this last night and I'm actually pretty excited about where this goes now. I was slightly worried about the casting of Wolghast (mainly because I had the mental image of Michael Shannon in my head when reading) but the actor really won me over and the chemistry between him and Amy works really well and as I was watching I realised how VITAL it was they got that chemistry right because it could very easily have come off super creepy (it never crossed my mind in the books because I knew what Wolghast was thinking. It was also fun to see all the characters in place from the start knowing how some of them will have much bigger roles as it goes along. Still - I'm concerned the show is taking a major risk on their telling of the story but it'll be pretty cool to see them pull of the act 2 switch if the show catches on. My fear is they'll chicken out. The underwhelming use of Fleetwood Mac's the chain was unforgiveable. That song should enhance any TV/film show it's put in see GOTG2 and The Americans as prime examples but it's use here fell flat - maybe because it was muted and playing within the show? With these shows it's always hard to separate "do I like it because I like the books or does it stand on its own". But several of my friends who haven't read the book were intrigued by the pilot. They all enjoy Walking Dead and some of them even watched "the strain" so I guess this show doesn't need to be that great to have a following
  11. red snow

    Cartoons you'd like to see remade?

    Thundercats a few years back was actually decent and had a lot of potential. They definitely dropped the silly aspects of the original (although that was part of the charm!). Not sure why it was canned - I think it was probably victim of the Legends of Korra problem where they weren't exactly sure what to do with the show in terms of when to air and the target audience they were aiming for. I think there was also a He-man cartoon in the early 2000s as well. A lot of the shows that sold toys have all been done again. TMNT, Batman and Spider-man seem to constantly be remade. I did some googling around Visionaries and apparently there were ideas of creating a Mattel shared universe between transformers, GIJoe, MASK and Visionaries. I'm not exactly sure how the Visionaries could fit into a shared world without major reworking (although I've always been attracted to the idea of someone doing a contemporary Camelot, Knights of the round table with magic). So chances are they are all more likely to turn up in film than cartoon at the moment.
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    THE PUNISHER now a Netflix series

    Here it was IO, ST:Discovery, Close, You and (perhaps most insulting) Titans whenever I went to the Netflix homepage. I had to tell it I wanted to watch Punisher. I'd love to know why the hate is so intense towards Netflix. I can see why they had to be cancelled but it seems like they almost want people to forget about the shows? I guess it's more simply a case of promoting shows costs them (or at least costs them in self advertising time) and they'd much rather they'd watch their films. Just seems a bit more odd with ST:Discovery and Titans as I'm sure it's just as possible that CBS and WB will pull those shows from Netflix once their respective stream channels grow. It currently seems like those outside N.America are getting Discovery and Titans simply because CBS and WB can't afford to expand beyond North America at the moment. Makes sense to have a solid base domestically before expanding. But I could see in 5 years time these shows going the same way as marvel Netflix. The good news is that Jon Bernthal has signed on for the Sopranos prequel movie. To be fair I don't think any of the Marvel Netflix main cast are going to have trouble finding work. If I was DC or any of the non-marvel movie folks I'd be trying to snap as many of them up for leading roles in films as possible. Cox would make a great Nightwing/any of the male bat family and Mike Colter is a Jon Stewart Green lantern if wanted (or Lex Luthor if they want someone who can rock a bald head and be physically intimidating). Not much to report on the actual show yet, sorry!
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    THE PUNISHER now a Netflix series

    in the UK it's clear Netflix doesn't care anymore - I had to find the episodes. they bay as well just call at the final season at this point
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    Glass-is Shymalan back?

    Yeah, I've adopted the same policy. It seems when the expectations to do well are there shyamalan buckles. Most reviews have said Willis's character is almost a non entity which to me is a massive shame as i was seeing this film as the continuation of his story moreso than the other characters (although i possibly shouldn't have given the film's name)
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    Cartoons you'd like to see remade?

    I just watched the opening Theme (i love how old cartoons often established the show with a couple of sentences) . You know what? Screw my reservations of making cartoons grow up with the audience - they need to "GOT" this show ASAP!
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