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  1. Ripper Street was a show that ended perfectly after three seasons...and then inexplicably went on for two more. The latter seasons were still fine, actually great in some places, just not quite as consistently great as the first few.
  2. re: an adaptation, do you guys remember this from last year: and here's Joe's response: I don't recall seeing anything since this, but something seems to be in the works, we just don't know exactly what it is or when we might be getting it.
  3. He'll always be David St. Hubbins to me.
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    Bernard Cornwell - warlord chronicles and beyond

    The Saxon Stories are pretty good, I'd probably consider reading those next. Not quite up there with Warlord Chronicles, but no Cornwell is. It's kind of similar (at least at the beginning) to WC, in that both are essentially about a king (Arthur, Alfred) from the POV of one of their trusted warriors (Derfel, Uhtred), although Saxon moves beyond Alfred eventually. Cornwell's limitations as a writer do become more apparent, however (they do no matter what else of his you read). He's very formulaic. There's a lot of standing around in shield walls. If you're looking for awesome battle scenes you're in the right place. Deep characters and interesting thematic developments? Not so much. But he's pretty consistently enjoyable, for me anyway.
  5. I'm a fan! Caught an episode back during season 1 with no expectations and was surprised when it turned out to be pretty good. I really like how it can go from very understated to completely insane with no warning. I think it gets missed because it airs on Fridays and it's the Sunday shows that get all the attention.
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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    Kind of? At least since RSB has been publishing TSA, he's always maintained that it's supposed to be 3 series. More recently it's come out that the ending of the 2nd series is the end RSB has always envisioned and that the 3rd series is way less planned out than the other 2. So while there are plans for more, who knows if it'll ever get written. And if written, who knows if it'll ever be available to be read. And if it's ever available to be read, who's still going to be around to read it? I know I'm not interested anymore.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: The Prequel

    Of course, that assumes Nora was telling the truth and not lying through her teeth. But in that moment we were all wanting to believe, just like Kevin.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: The Prequel

    Doesn't seem like many people watched it because I don't recall seeing any discussion about it here, but if you missed the first season of Pose you really missed out. So glad it got picked up for season 2!
  9. The Solar Cycle would be my pick as well. I probably gravitate more to New Sun, but I really, really love Long Sun, too. There's just something about Patera Silk that speaks to me for some reason.
  10. Another one that springs to mind is the Talking Heads. I love the end of Stop Making Sense, during Crosseyed & Painless when they finally show the crowd and everyone is losing their minds, just going nuts. The energy in that room had to be off the charts. I would've loved to have been a part of one of those crowds. Fortunately, I have had the pleasure of seeing David Byrne, way back in 2001, and it was one of the top concert experiences of my life. I'll be seeing him later this summer, too!
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    June '18 Reading - Something something witty.

    The entire series can be pretty hard to track down in individual volumes, but the 4th book especially so. I believe that one was only ever published in hardcover while the first 3 got the hardcover and paperback treatment. Fortunately, the 2 volume omnibus editions (book 1&2 in one volume and 3&4 in another) are, in my experience, pretty easy to find. Way easier than the individual volumes, at least.
  12. I was pretty much raised on classic rock radio, so basically all the greats would be on my list, but especially Hendrix and Zeppelin (in their prime). But more than any other would be the Grateful Dead. I was 12 when Jerry died and didn't become a deadhead until I was in high school. I've seen some of the more recent incarnations of the band, as well as the remaining members projects, with varying degrees of success (basically if Phil is there it's usually worth it, otherwise not so much). And obviously since almost all of the Dead's shows were recorded I've listened to many of them and have my own favorites and favorite eras. But to be able to see in person what the band was like in 1973, for example, would be something special.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    Just an FYI, both Banner Saga & Banner Saga 2 are available for free* with Twitch Prime this month. Just link your Amazon Prime account to your Twitch account and you should be good to go (although I don't think Twitch Prime is available everywhere Amazon Prime is). Even if you don't use Twitch it's probably worth checking out just for all the free games and in-game loot they throw at you. *and by free, I mean for the price of an Amazon Prime account
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: The Prequel

    Yeah, it's only the 1st half of the season. For whatever reason Netflix is doing that with AD and Kimmy Schmidt this year.
  15. At least this one has nothing to do with space opera for a change. It's evolving.