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  1. Swordfish

    American Gods on Starz

    I read the book a long time ago, but I don't really remember much about it. I'm trying to decide when the best time is for a re-read, and I might just watch this til the end and revisit the book in a couple years.
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    Board games!

    Second to Carcassonne. Valeria also good. Tiny Epic Kingdoms is fun. We play a fair amount of Pandemic Iberia, but have not yet played Legacy. Sounds intriguing. We also play a lot of Jaipur when it's just the two of us.
  3. I've also been enjoying 'The Mick', where Dee basically plays Dee.
  4. Pretty sure that requires power. I just don't get the uproar over mexico. Why do they care? it's not like they have somewhere better they need to get to. the whole premise makes no sense. There was no reason to keep it a secret because there's no reason for anyone to object. That conversation pretty much would go down like this: Strand: 'well, the US is fucked, but I have this safe house in mexico we could check out'. Everyone else: 'OK' it's the phoniest piece of drama since Kim Kardassian.
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    Slug 'em back - Drinking Continues!

    Drinkably decent, but not delicious.
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    Slug 'em back - Drinking Continues!

    I was recently introduced to the Suburban. it's quickly rising to the top of my winter cocktail list. The better half also just brought me back a bottle of Redbreast 15 from Ireland. So looking forward to diving into that.
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    How Would You Rate Episode 110

    i thought this was the best episode of the season. I gave it an 8.
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    How Would You Rate Episode 109?

    unlike making that kind of criticism while also accusing the other person of nitpicking you mean? Your objectivity is..... in need of a booster shot. Some people don't like aspects of the show, i don't know why you seem bound and determined to take that so personally. I didn't need to see the battles per se, but as others have mentioned, the battles had significant importance, and none of that was conveyed in any way. I think they are missing out on a lot of the nuances that made the books so great, and I think that's sad. I get the limitations of the medium, and ten episodes, but that hardly makes it any better. And tot op it off they straight up Gimli Tyrion in the battle? WTF? He's comic relief now? Is this obligatory with adaptations of dwarves in fantasy now?
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    How Would You Rate Episode 108?

    You think this thread is vitriolic? Really? Just because people gave the episode an 8 out of 10? I haven't seen ANY vitriol in this thread. Like, at all.
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    How Would You Rate Episode 107?

    Huh? It's a work of fiction. He would've been whatever person george wanted him to be, and that includes a taller version of himself. I don't want to get into a big back and forth over this, but that makes zero sense. These are trained animals, then bark and growl when you tell them to bark and growl. hell, the bark in the scene coming out from under the wall was clearly edited IN. So this theory that it's just easier because of editing reasons simply holds no water. Either way, like i said, I'm content to simply agree to disagree.
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    How Would You Rate Episode 107?

    We'll just have to agree to disagree here. Following that same logic, couldn't you say that tyrion being a little person is just a descriptive thing, and has no significance to the plot? It's a fundamental trait of the character. The kind of thing that adds depth. It's a big part of the reason he's even named ghost! what purpose does making him bark serve to advance the plot? none. it's just something that I think is really strange.
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    How Would You Rate Episode 107?

    Ha. true.... I missed that i think. But that doesn't make it better. There's just no reason for it. The fact that he's mute is not a throwaway detail, and making him bark and growl serves no useful purpose and detracts meaningfully from the story. It's just a really bizarre decision.
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    How Would You Rate Episode 107?

    We also heard him bark. So it gets a five from me.
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