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  1. I just went back to this show as a friend recommended and I have to say, for a Walking Dead show it's surprisingly not bad. Bit of a shame they killed off Nick he was the one character from the old cast that didn't irritate me. Like the addition of Al, John and Laura, and the latter's episode together which actually felt like it had a bit of soul, something I would never say about Walking Deads. I nearly always enjoy Garret Dillahunt's stuff, a criminally underrated actor. I'm guessing Laura has to be alive or what's the point. Hopefully Madison is dead, the most annoying character since Rick's wife but i'm sure she's also fine.
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    (Spoilers) FX The Americans v.3

    Stan and Phillip... it's like Hank and Walter all over again. I'm guessing the end up this week's episode will be Stan's suspicions confirmed. Interested to see if Stan's girlfriend ends up playing a role. If she is indeed an agent it's one of the few ways the Jennings could elude the FBI
  3. Good episode and it threw up a rake of new possibilities. One thing that has me feeling a bit jaded this season is the fact that practically none of the S1 character deaths were binding and a few too many have miraculously reappeared, Elsie being the latest edition. The only one I really hoped would come back was Ford and last night's episode just paved the way for that.
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    Legion (FX's Marvel tv series) [SPOILERS]

    Just saw the S2 premiere. In stark contrast to the S1 premiere, I found this one a bit difficult to get through. Put it another way, it didn't really leave me wanting to immediately jump into the next episode. I haven't read any S2 comments here yet but it seems that David and the Shadow King will be working together (again), which basically means he'll be at odds with Division 3 (again) and much of the drama will arise from him having to withhold things from Syd who may distrust him as a result
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    (Spoilers) FX The Americans v.3

    Best episode of the season, didn't want it to end. The final 4 episodes are set up very nicely Overall haven't really enjoyed this one or S5 as much as other seasons. I think a big reason is Paige, I find her character beyond irritating it gets in the way of enjoying the show. Another is that S6 has felt a little rushed compared to the usual normal pace of the show
  6. Also just to add... guess I should spoiler
  7. Finally finished this. It definitely has issues but overall it was one of the best seasons of television this year. I disliked the overall use of the all too common Certain plot points wouldn't exist if characters close to one another could simply have a normal conversation with one another, instead of these brief 20 second interactions that end abruptly. A couple of other things.. Overall I really enjoyed it
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    The Last Jedi: Here There Be Spoilers

    The way you're going on, I wouldn't be surprised if you were using the same argument when Attack of the Clones came out.
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    The Last Jedi: Here There Be Spoilers

    I was questioning why TLJ has received such overwhelmingly positive reviews this past week. Now, I took a poor view of the movie but it's not all about me, if we look through this thread it's probably slightly over half with a negative take on it. If I look at a pretty reliable Movie forum that I frequent, the negative feedback for this movie is around the 70% mark, so again, the gushing from IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes etc leaves me a little perplexed. I gave examples of the official critics being slow to both recognise something that's great and recognise when something once great is in decline. Star Wars is raking it in at the box office but it's almost as empty as the Fast and Furious franchise - which by the way I think is pure shit, but hey, that's just my opinion.
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    The Last Jedi: Here There Be Spoilers

    I assume that's directed to me. It's a nonsense argument. A lot of people liked TFA and it was luke warm derivative bollocks. The most blatant example of this is from The Wire. S1 had 80% on metacritic - the lowest rating of all 5 seasons despite being arguably the strongest. Even he 5th season, the weakest by a country mile has a rating of 84. Season 5 of The Walking Dead is the highest rated season on RT. It was garbage. I'm sure more people watched it than S1 and it was awful popular but then, a lot of people watch American Idol too. Critics are weathervanes
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    The Last Jedi: Here There Be Spoilers

    The overwhelmingly positive reviews for this is a real head scratcher. Like, I can understand fans that are so enamored with SW that they will love it no matter what, as I've seen on this thread and with TFA but why is IMDB and RT so positive? It reminds me of GoT from season 4 onward where it took a few years for people to realise how shit the show had become. Perhaps a better example would be TWD, which hasn't been a good show since around S2, but only in recent years the "expert opinion" reviews caught up to the fact, despite the fact that current offerings are no better than, say, S4 a few years ago.
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    The Last Jedi: Here There Be Spoilers

    This was probably the least satisfied i've ever been coming out of a Star Wars movie. Overall it was a better film than any of the prequels but at least Phantom, AOTC and ROTS while rubbish, at least had some really satisfying moments and universe building. This Last Jedi... well, it was a disappointment on too many fronts. Where to even begin... I actually liked how they crafted Leia's death. Out of the blue, to a redshirt and completely unlike how these deaths usually play out in these type of movies. And... and then, after being blown up, with a giant fireball for good measure and ejected into outer space she... well, she started flying around. And lived. Served practically no plot purpose other than to have a brief reunion with Luke, but she's alive, and now they have to kill her off again. Hux was awful. An incompetent character and Gleeson's acting was hammed up to 11. Phasma. So she's dead, what was the point of her? Most useless character ever in the SWU? Finn. I read it earlier in this thread, but remove Finn's "contribution" and this is a better movie for it. The casino scene was garbage, reminded me of that nonsense in TFA when the bounty hunters and various creatures are chasing Han Solo around. Pointless. When Finn was finally about to do something useful in going full kamikaze on the cannon I thought Ahh so that's why he's in this movie, but no. The throne room scene. I actually liked the unexpected death of Snoke. They could have gone in so many interesting directions afterward but instead they have Rey and Kylo play force-tug-of-war and just reset their positions to exactly where they were at the end of TFA. And then Rey magically disappears onto the MF from a burning destroyer in the middle of the first order's fleet. Luke. What i was most looking forward to in this movie and boy did it disappoint. I enjoyed his scenes but honestly I probably would've enjoyed watching an old wise bearded Luke doing handstands for 20 minutes because he's a beloved character surrounded in mystery, but every creative choice they made with him seemed like a wasted opportunity. When he finally gets his time to shine it's underwhelming. Was hoping he'd do something along the lines of force smashing some AT ATs or show his immeasurably superior fighting prowess against Kylo. Instead he did a Poochie and teleported back to his home planet. Why the hell would he become a force ghost now of all times?! didn't he just say the war was just beginning, yet he's checked out for no apparent reason. I was half expecting him to die in this movie, possibly to Snoke or to the First Order in some self sacrifice so I was relieved at the hologram reveal... and then he just poofs into robes anyway. Fuck that noise! I wanna see Luke do some cool shit and go out like a boss!! They literally couldn't have gone with a less satisfying way out for him.
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    The Walking Dead: Season Ate (Comic Spoiler Thread)

    Why are people upset at killing off Carl? fair to say he's the worst actor on that show and was steeped in so much plot armor it made the character one of the worst in a show filled with poor characters. Is it just because he's still alive in the comic? Judith can fill the whole "inheriting the world from Rick" angle
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