What Movie or TV show are you watching?

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by sopranosfan, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Matticus Primal

    Matticus Primal Journeyed there and back again

    Glad you share the same opinion on OA. And I'm on the fence about Taboo currently (episode 5). On paper, it reads like a wishlist of everything I'd love: Period piece by Knight with Hardy in it (who nearly stole the show in Peaky Blinders, which is in my top 10 shows of all times) involving magic and morally gray characters trying to screw each other over. Sign me up and take all my money!

    But man, it's just not working for me. Sure, the duel was pretty awesome, and I'm all about anti-heroes motivated by revenge. Hell, that's half of my wishlist right there. But when, outside of revenge, the main character's motivation is to sleep with his sister? Well, I'm checking out. That's worked exactly once in any medium, and it took like 2,000 pages before Jamie became even remotely empathetic.

    Just finished the third episode of Black Sails, which was not nearly as strong as the first two episodes. Will definitely stick around to see more though.
  2. GreyMouser

    GreyMouser Journeyed there and back again

    Yeah I guess I've kind of blocked the insest with his half sister out because the rest is so good. I think having already been shocked with the issue in Game of Thrones may have helped me get past it.
  3. Derk of Derkholm

    Derk of Derkholm Journeyed there and back again

    Have just watched season 2 of "The Man in the High Castle" and enjoyed it quite a bit!
  4. Silvion Night

    Silvion Night Sir Readalot Staff Member

    Is it anything like the book, Andy? I heard it deviates from it significantly.
  5. Derk of Derkholm

    Derk of Derkholm Journeyed there and back again

    It is interesting ... when I was watching the first season, I bought the book as I was curious how it would end and how they would "resolve" this alternative timeline of world history.

    Imagine my disappointment when the book did not "end" in any meaningful way that would "resolve" the paradox. It's something like "The Dark Tower", that the end really leaves everything open.

    Is the series different from the book? Yes, by adding some protagonists, complete with narrative strands of their own, and changing books for films, yes, it does deviate significantly from the book, but IMO not in a bad way. The persons and stories definitely do fit into the universe, and I love the execution, from the vehicles and props used to the extended storyline.
    If you want to turn a 200-page-book into an 8-hour TV series, you do not have any choice but to start inventing some new details.

    Season 2, however, is completely different as the original book basically ended (or: did not "end") around the end of season 1. Anything coming after season 1 is 100% the creative endeavour of the show's writers, and IMO, they are doing a good job so far. I would definitely suggest to try it out!

    When I first saw the series a year ago, I was impressed by the made-up American Nazi flag (as I was a graphic designer at some point of my early life). It definitely "fits".


    Now, seeing it again in the second series in post-election 2017, I am more wondering how long it will take until this flag actually gets adopted as official US flag.....
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2017
  6. TomTB

    TomTB The Master Tweeter Staff Member

    Don't Knock Twice. A fairly recent British horror film. Highly recommended for late night watching, maybe with a cushion to hide behind.
  7. chongjasmine

    chongjasmine Got in a fistfight with Dresden

    I am currently watching the game of thrones.
  8. Andrew.J

    Andrew.J Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    How far in the show are you?

    The only tv that I've been watching recently is Grimm. Only a episodes left now.
  9. Derk of Derkholm

    Derk of Derkholm Journeyed there and back again

    Am enjoying watching all the Dexter episodes (currently on season 3) under my Kindle Prime contract.

    Other than that, I recently acquired an Android mediabox on which I installed KODI and the Exodus Add-on, that keeps track of all the places where movies and TV series are available for streaming.
    Quite helpful, I must say. Should only be used in connection with a good VPN, however.

    Have watched, e.g., "Logan" on it recently, god movie.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2017
  10. TomTB

    TomTB The Master Tweeter Staff Member

    I've used kodi for a while now, but what's this about vpn? I just plug it in (It's loaded onto an Amazon firestick) and watch!
  11. TomTB

    TomTB The Master Tweeter Staff Member

    Right. Have read the link now. Altogether quite confusing but I think I grasp the basics.

    So how does it work after you give them your money? Which one do you recommend?
  12. Bierschneeman

    Bierschneeman Journeyed there and back again

    Beware Dexter gets fewwer and fewer good ratings each subsequent season
  13. Derk of Derkholm

    Derk of Derkholm Journeyed there and back again

    The reason that led me to research this was that a colleague of mine told me that he got mail from Warner Brothers Germany asking him to pay a few thousand Euros after his wife used some bittorrent site to download (and at the same time unwittingly upload) about 10 episodes of some TV show :mad:

    There is no final result to his problem yet, but he has already spent a few hundred Euros on a lawyer to support him to counter that claim.

    So I just googled for "best VPN provider" and read some reviews. I settled with NordVPN who got good reviews and who have at the moment a deal where I pay about 70 Euros for 2 years of service. I installed their app on my Android box and use it to get connected to their network before I start the Kodi software, no rocket science.

    I could also use their IOS and PC app to get connected on my IOS devices or PC, but so far I have not seen any big value in that, as I typically use my company VPN when working on my laptop from home. Maybe when I travel to China again and want to access Western sources that are blocked there.
  14. GreyMouser

    GreyMouser Journeyed there and back again

    I thought it got better each season until after season 4. The 4th season was incredible.
  15. GreyMouser

    GreyMouser Journeyed there and back again

    Finished season 2 of Peaky Blinders and really like the series so far.
  16. Bierschneeman

    Bierschneeman Journeyed there and back again

    I have no cable, and we have cancelled netflix about a month and a bit ago so once a week my wife and I sit down to watch a movie from an older era ( a far cry from my first two years alone on night shift when I was watching 5 movies a day.)

    We will go through phases typically anyway, Disney marathons, horror marathons, films based on a specific writer or what have you. For no reason we watched through the french director Rene laloux's animated scfi films (time masters, gandahar , and my favorite, fantastic planet.)

    This Tuesday I put on labrynth because my wife had a really bad sick day and I wanted to lift her spirits. That got my wife saying let's marathon all our 80s movies.

    We got side tracked immediately.

    She said "first let's watch wizards"
    I said, " that s 1977, not really 80s"
    Her" close enough"

    During the movie she asked plot questions that always bugged her and i answered while describing aspects of other Ralph bakshi movies that tie in. So when the credits were rolling suddenly she's demanding to marathon all the Ralph bakshi movies since she's only seen a few.

    So now we are marathoning Ralph bakshi movies, tonight I'll thread the topic with a history lesson and a review of each.
  17. S.W. Wilcox

    S.W. Wilcox A Muggle

    Watching "The Cleveland Show" and also El Rey Kung Fu movies.
  18. Bierschneeman

    Bierschneeman Journeyed there and back again

    Just watched. Moana...


    Okay so my wife is Disney obsessed and I'm an amateur cartoon historian (or want to be) so we watch Evvvvverry Disney movie that comes out.

    Brave was a spectacular revitalization of a failing animation studio (not literally) but Moana was great...better even. Id even say best Disney movie since lion king. A great female lead, who is able to do it all on her own.

    Also Disney has always been the best at animating water. Constantly innovating to keep that . This very water strong theme in this movie would have been challenge for any animator. They took it like a champ mastering water better then ever
  19. TomTB

    TomTB The Master Tweeter Staff Member

    I think @Anti_Quated was a huge fan of Moana too ...
  20. ReguIa

    ReguIa Journeyed there and back again

    Been waiting a long time for Wonder Woman and finally saw it yesterday. I already had high hopes for it but when I heard it was actually VERY good I got even more eager to watch it. Then it ended up being so much better than I could have hoped. Truly fantastic movie, better than almost every Marvel movie.

    It had that same great type of comedy that made Thor so great. The outsider exploring another world. The best part about it, is that it wasn't too much. IMO Guardians of the Galaxy are the only hilarious movies from Marvel. With the rest it's just too much all the time and it's not fun on repeated viewings.

    It has a great theme too. It's not just the basic ''here's the bad guy, watch these two for an hour and then they battle it out'' I really didn't have any idea how it would end.

    The action here is too die for. And the entire film is shot in the most amazing way. That is one thing I wish Marvel did better. They make movies that are enjoyable, but they are so bland sometimes. There is one exception and that's Daredevil. The cinematography in it is crazy good.

    If you're having doubts about going to see it because of past DCCU experiences, I promise it's absolutely worth seeing!

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