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  1. Finally got round to watching it, found it a tad slow at the start but after episode 4 it really hit it's stride and kept me hooked - I liked the somewhat slow nature of reveals, very few 'dun dun dun' moments just a build up and passive acknowledgement with quite often it being things that the audience are expected to already have worked out/know but is new information to the characters which I always liked. I guessed Mikkel was going to be Jonas' dad by the second episode but that's mostly because the moment time travel enters a story my mind goes into overtime to figure out how someone is going to end up banging a relative. One thing did bother me all the way though - did we ever find out why Mikkel/Michael killed himself? When talking about it a friend and I thought of the idea that maybe there was no reason and that it was a horrible side effect of the time loop/self fulfilling prophecy in that Mikkel hanged himself because he knows Michael hangs himself but we both thought that seemed far too miserable and hoped there was some nugget of information that we missed.
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    Video Games: It's On Like Donkey Kong

    Finished Night in the Woods, was a good little game with a good story took me about ten hours to finish though probably could have done it in a couple less if you rush a bit more, will probably go back and replay it in a couple of days to try out the other storylines/find all the side stuff. That or back to Warhammer Total War II cause murder mummy dlc looks pretty fun.
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    True Detective Season 3 (SPOILERS)

    I've enjoyed Scoot McNairy in everything I've seen him in so with Ali also in and Saulnier directing my hopes are starting to rise, but then I remember what season 2 did to my hopes and I get scared again.
  4. The older teenagers on Halloween also call him Zombie boy before he gets knocked to the ground and goes to the Upside Down.
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    The Deuce

    CC basically extorting the pornographers was a tense scene, though I do feel that if any of the pimps consistently try and pull something like that then porn guy's (was he the skinny guy from Numbers?) mob connections might spell trouble.
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    The Deuce

    Several seasons I'm pretty sure, read that had up to 3 planned somewhere
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    Peaky Blinders Season 3 - Spoilers

    Same as above I'm glad it looks to be getting back to gangster on gangster action - season 3 wasn't dreadful but the whole Russian Royalist and Paedo Priest plot really did nothing for me.
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    The Deuce

    CC is definitely the most interesting character so far, wonder how dark it's going to get with him. Karate Kid kept throwing me off though
  9. Finally got round to watching season 2, it's not my favourite show and I'd hesitate to call it anything higher than simply good but it keeps my attention and adapts the novels fairly well. Though I do find it funny that coming from a series of novels all about taking other people's real life achievements and awarding them to Uhtred the tv show even takes the achievements of other fictional characters in the story and lets Uhtred hog all the glory.
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    ‘Outlaw King’: Robert The Bruce Scottish Epic

    The only way I can see myself enjoying this is if they go with the insane embellished version and end on Douglas lobbing Robert's heart at the Moors.
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    American Gods on Starz

    Book Spoilers
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    American Gods on Starz

    Overall this show keeps me bordering between enjoying it and a solid meh. Mad Sweeney was the highlight of this ep just as Audrey and Anubis were for last weeks but the bits in between and the plot drag so much that If I wasn't already invested as a book reader this would probably be in the "ignore til its finished then binge if people say its good" pile
  13. Yep, plus my pain was doubled by the fact the Leofric seems to have been merged with Steapa - if so we lost two of Uhtred's better supporters/friends in one go and unless there's some mixing with the timelines in S2 it might be a while til a certain Irishman comes along
  14. Why has it always got to be about the fall and the Grail? Why can't we get some hardcore international banking action
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    Guy Gavriel Kay

    Yeah Under Heaven is a more personal story, rarely straying from the protagonists with a smaller scale whereas River of Stars is much more spread out covering a fair few more areas and characters and the characters are far more involved with the wide scale events of the book. But there both set in the same universe, though centuries apart with a couple of callbacks.