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Martini Sigil

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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Getting Sneaky

    Holy cow... thanks, good sir... now I have hope...lol
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Getting Sneaky

    Totally agree.... this was fantastic.... and I never expected such range out of Lily Collins... epic works of fiction like this really can't be done justice with a movie.... a miniseries is --IMO-- the much better format..... I would love to see The Count of Monte Cristo done as a mini series too.... also...S3 of Sneaky Pete was probably its best season yet.... and I'll also add that I thought John Wick 3 was the best of the series
  3. I had no problem with the GoT finale... after those two huge battles, it would have had to be anti climactic... and the fates of all the players were fine with me... That said, I'll say that Black sails was among my favorite finales.... The Americans was great.... Spartacus was terrific.... The Wire, Halt and Catch Fire, and Breaking Bad were all great... and I'm a total sap who got all misty at the Newsroom finale... The worst --IMO-- Dexter was embarrassingly atrocious, as was Sons of Anarchy... and Boardwalk Empire was disappointing...
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    R,I.P. Thread

    We keep having separate threads for people who kick the bucket... most don't generate much heat... So I thought maybe this would be a better idea... if there is already an RIP thread --like for Chris Cornell or Powers Booth-- by all means post there... this is for celebrity corpses moving forward... I'll start... Roger Ailes... good fucking riddance...
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    Westworld VIII: Forging On

    I'm not as down on S2 as some of you... I still thought it was good.... not great like S1.... but good... i think perhaps it could jump over the bar it had already set
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    Killing Eve (BBC America/BBC One)

    One of the dynamics of this show is that we all get to live vicariously through Villanelle,,,. which is what I think Eve is doing too.... we *all* want her to kill Peel... (christ he's such s douchebag)... which we --and Eve-- can't do, but Villanelle can.... I for one was smiling when
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Getting Sneaky

    agreed on all points.... I cringed a little when I found our HB was going to be in the movie, but her part was fine, and the dogs were awesome... this just might be the best of the three JW flicks
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    R,I.P. Thread

    39 years old.... WTF.... www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-ashley-massaro-wwe-20190516-story.html
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    Chernobyl (miniseries)

    Shcherbina's (Stellan Skaarsgard) face --and everything that was unspoken-- when that helicopter went down conjured myriad emotions... you know he'd never give Legasov (Jared Harris) credit for being right... in fact, he's angry that he was right, and he still takes it out on him... Christ they're all assholes...
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    Chernobyl (miniseries)

    I really dug Ep1.... it watched like a good horror film... everything is so friggin' dreary.... and the fact that --as horrific as the early stage radiation poisoning is-- its hovering in the air that this is going to get much much worse.... The incompetence, finger pointing, and denial in the face of the horror --the signatures of communist Russia-- keep adding layers to the story.... I have a good feeling about this one.
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    Bosch... Amazon Original

    Besides being a terrific brand of power tools, the Amazon series Bosch is a pretty good show... it's not The Wire, but it's devoid of implausible stupidity which is both rare, and important.... Based on the Michael Connelly books featuring the title character played by Titus Welliver (The Last Ship, Sons of Anarchy).... we just finished S1, and are definitely going to watch S2... Also.... Sofia from the Walking Dead, Job from Banshee, and Marlow & Lt Daniels from The Wire are part of a really good cast.... worth being on your binge list....
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    Killing Eve (BBC America/BBC One)

    Jodie Comer's "I got you" face is hilarious.... and Sandra Oh's unraveling is a joy to behold
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Endgame

    the pacing --IMO-- is the same.... but they're telling some good stories... my love for this show is subjective.... but I do recommend S2
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Endgame

    As much as I make fun of Showtime.... their on-demand is fantastic.... not only do they have everything in their library available, they put shows up for viewing the next day.... the Chi is one of their better shows....
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Endgame

    Is there a thread for The Chi?.... am I the only one watching this show?.... if not, the Brandon/Emmett tag team is wonderful.
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    Oh.... yes... of course you're right.... the reboot/restart I'm referring to is the inevitable cycle of main characters having gotten too old to play their parts... after phase 4, which I'm picturing more cosmic with GotG, the Eternals, Nova, Capt Marvel, etc..... along with Black Panther, Spiderman, the new Capt America, etc... even if these brands last 10 years, eventually they'll have to start again.... I didn;t mean to imply that it was already planned, or that they'd begun the process
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    The call backs were terrific.... "on your left" ...any nit picks I have would be so petty that they're not even worth mentioning... ... as much as I'm looking forward to phase 4.... I'm looking forward to the reboot/restart in a few years even more
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    Shows you wish became serialized or episodic?

    I enjoy longer (season long) arcs and normally I don't care for an episodic format.... I think it makes for better story telling... but like in real life, people get sidetracked... sub plots woven into the fabric of the longer story arcs --IMO-- make for better writing, more plausible scenarios, and texture... .....With that in mind, the show I thought would have been best served with season long arcs with sub plots woven through was the X-Files.... I thought that the show was at its best when dealing with the Alien cover-up/cigarette smoking man.... the "freaky" stories --IMO-- would have been better had they occurred within that (alien) framework.... I also thought that the show should have ended after 3-4 seasons....lol
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Endgame

    I never watched the Shield, but that could very well be...
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Endgame

    I love the topic "Which show went into the crapper the hardest, SoA, Dexter or Vikings?"....lol.... for my money SoA was the most laughably bad at the end... Kurt Sutter was never a good writer.... he had a good idea, and it lasted a little while.... but it got bad quickly... and was like a parody of itself at the end, topped off with that atrocious after-talk-show, which was extremely painful to watch.... At least Dexter gave us 4 good seasons... and Vikings, well, is Vikings
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Endgame

    Sick Note --Rupert Grint and Nick Frost-- is fucking hilarious...
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    Star Wars Thread: Don't Get Cocky

    I say this out of love for the franchise.... but sometimes it seems like they go out of their way to disappoint their fans... it reminds me of how Vince MacMahon kept pushing dopey gimmicks like the Gobbeldey gooker on the fans despite the boos.... regardless of the bad fan reaction to Ewoks, they countered with Jar Jar... the writing is terrible more often than it's decent, and besides Rogue One (which was great).... they haven;t made anything good since the original trilogy..... they have flashes, sure --Darth Maul fight/Battle at Genosis/Annikin V Obi Wan.... but most of it more closely resembles Saturday Morning programming than the stuff that made us fall in love with this franchise to begin with... It's infuriating because it all couldve been/shouldve been great... the Star Wars universe is a brilliant creation...
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    Netflix's The OA: Part II

    I just can't get past the group dance/movements/gyrations/whateverthefuckthey'redoing... I think that the premise of the show is solid... and there are times when I'm all-in.... but it seems like someone was watching a group of people get stung by bees and thought that it would be a good idea for a TV show.... It's almost like they're all simultaneously bursting an aneurysm
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    cool... thanks for clearing that up for me... I get fuzzy with these things...lol
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    My guess is that they'll age-down Thom and hire an actor in his 40's .... and as it is with these epic stories, there will have to be changes.... forgive me if I remember this incorrectly, (its been a while since I've read the books) but Min --who is an important character-- makes a fairly early appearance, and then we don;t see her for a while.... if they cast someone, they're more likely to be written into the show so we dont lose her for a season or two... I doubt they'll pull a Beric Dondarian.... but that's the nature of changing mediums...
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