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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Bruce » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:17 am

I remember the day that Ted Danson's stunt hit the news. I was at my high school girlfriend's house, sitting uncomfortably next to her father while waiting for her to get ready for our date. He said, "I don't care for this Danson fella."

Because of the blackface thing?

"No, cause he's a nigger lover."

Thankfully, the gf came out of the bathroom just then and we got the hell out of there. That was the day I learned that her dad was a bonafide racist, and the only time I heard a racist say those words outside of a television documentary from the 1950s.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by ed » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:35 am

Bruce wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:17 am
I remember the day that Ted Danson's stunt hit the news. I was at my high school girlfriend's house, sitting uncomfortably next to her father while waiting for her to get ready for our date. He said, "I don't care for this Danson fella."

Because of the blackface thing?

"No, cause he's a nigger lover."

Thankfully, the gf came out of the bathroom just then and we got the hell out of there. That was the day I learned that her dad was a bonafide racist, and the only time I heard a racist say those words outside of a television documentary from the 1950s.
I never heard them.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:42 pm

Shirkers on Netflix.

It gets my recommend.

it's different. But interesting. Gets more interesting as it goes.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Bruce » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:33 pm

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Don't.

I can sum up the whole movie in one sentence.
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Witch likes to fuck with people before killing them.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by ed » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:39 pm

Anybody got the balls for
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True Detective 3 :shock:
After the last one, I am amazed anyone had the nerve to try again
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by ed » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:49 pm

The Worst Week of My Life

Brit humor, not for everyone. Some stuff very very funny
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:34 am

ed wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Anybody got the balls for
Spoiler:
True Detective 3 :shock:
After the last one, I am amazed anyone had the nerve to try again
Haven't seen any of it yet, but reviews seem to be more positive than for season 2. That may be damning with faint praise though.

Supposedly they learned the lesson from season 2 and this time is more like season 1 was.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Grammatron » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:59 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:34 am
ed wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Anybody got the balls for
Spoiler:
True Detective 3 :shock:
After the last one, I am amazed anyone had the nerve to try again
Haven't seen any of it yet, but reviews seem to be more positive than for season 2. That may be damning with faint praise though.

Supposedly they learned the lesson from season 2 and this time is more like season 1 was.
It's better than season 2 but not as good as season 1.

At least so far.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:54 pm

I was able to get through episode one. Not horrible but not a page turner either.

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Post by Doctor X » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:10 am

Blood

An Irish story--so you know it has a happy ending--about the death of a Mum--see what I did not do there--and an estranged daughter who returns and suspects foul play. Interesting in that everything is clearly not what it seems. Still, I would not recommend it save for the final episode that pulls together what actually happened and examined--this is not a spoiler--the tragedy of being of "sound mind" but not of "sound body," knowing you are dying. How your family deals with you, and you know what they are dealing with.

In fact, the last episode could stand alone regarding this tragedy. Especially when "you" want to help your family deal with the mundane issues of life after you are gone.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by corplinx » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:31 pm

True Detective Season 3: the apology for Season 2

Good so far. Enjoyed the first two episodes.

It's not season 1, but that's trying to capture lightning in a bottle.

They handle the race issues really well. They acknowledge but do more with non-verbal expressions than a preachy rant would do.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Grammatron » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:20 pm

corplinx wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:31 pm
True Detective Season 3: the apology for Season 2

Good so far. Enjoyed the first two episodes.

It's not season 1, but that's trying to capture lightning in a bottle.

They handle the race issues really well. They acknowledge but do more with non-verbal expressions than a preachy rant would do.
I think the show has acknowledged it several times: When Wayne and Amelia speak alone in the classroom; When Wayne and Roland have a conversation in the car; and of course the glance Wayne gives his son after the "intersectionality" comment.

My personal criticism is that it's a little overwritten, overshot, and overdramatized in the first episode.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by corplinx » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:17 pm

They acknowledge it, but don't hamfist it. The conversations strike me as very likely versus what we normally get.

They needed a stronger narrative hook for sure.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Grammatron » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:32 pm

corplinx wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:17 pm
They acknowledge it, but don't hamfist it. The conversations strike me as very likely versus what we normally get.

They needed a stronger narrative hook for sure.
I agree. I like the way they've handled it so far and it seemed authentic.