What have you been watching lately

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:54 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:34 pm
Anyone watching The Punisher?

Guilty pleasure. Also saw John Wick 2 the other day.

The plot is almost irrelevant for either of them. Just something to move it from one fight scene to the next.
Tried watching the Punisher. But Chani was triggered (and I mean that in the legit PTSD sense, not in the "I need a safe space" sense) by a scene where some guy blew out his brains (those scenes cut a little close to home for me too) and haven't been able to get back to it.
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:56 am

I watched a documentary on Netflix about the fuckery behind that "Fyre Festival" (The documentary was, imaginatively enough, called Fyre) that fell apart last year. Sounds like the organizer wasn't just some schlub who got in over his head, sounds like he was an out and out con-man. Anyway, interesting slow-motion disaster from day 1, so it's a good watch. My favorite part is watching the dumfuk try to pull another, similar, scam while on bail awaiting trial from the first one.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Grammatron » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:23 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:54 am
Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:34 pm
Anyone watching The Punisher?

Guilty pleasure. Also saw John Wick 2 the other day.

The plot is almost irrelevant for either of them. Just something to move it from one fight scene to the next.
Tried watching the Punisher. But Chani was triggered (and I mean that in the legit PTSD sense, not in the "I need a safe space" sense) by a scene where some guy blew out his brains (those scenes cut a little close to home for me too) and haven't been able to get back to it.
That is rough, I'm sorry. I'll try keeping this in mind when recommending stuff in the future.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:30 am

Not your fault. I handle it way better than her though
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Grammatron » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:00 pm

On that note, I would recommend you avoid "Happy" on Netflix

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Post by Doctor X » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:43 am

Grammatron wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:20 pm
My personal criticism is that it's a little overwritten, overshot, and overdramatized in the first episode.
Yes, [He is taking a "break" from New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox pornography.--Ed.] and it persists but it is so much closer to the Japanese Original TD it is refreshing. It is not as good, but what could be, but it is no where near as bad as the "second season."

Looks like the producers/writers decided to "go back to what was the point of the first series" rather than try to promote characters. That Guy from Cheers and That Other Guy from Dazed and Confused were so compelling, I think the second season figured they would hire B-Grade but successful actors and it would just work.

These characters are not as compelling, but they do a decent enough job. If TD the First of its Name is an "A" and TD of the Worst was an "F- with a Silent Q" then this is at least a B.

To put it more succinctly, I am not hate-watching it.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:40 pm

The second season of Star Trek: Discovery is much better than the first. I am enjoying it so far, whereas I merely tolerated it last season. Though the constant talk about Spock (Who is supposed to show up later in the season, played by Gregory Peck's grandson, Ethan) gets kind of annoying, it begins to sound like "Spock Spock Spock...blah blah blah...Spock...blah blah...Spock" after a while.

Other than that, pretty enjoyable.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by ed » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:12 pm

Really likr td3.

Watching dci banks. Decent brit police procedural. Interesting how the cops worm w/o a bill of rights.

Blasted thru a couple of episodes of stuff that wasnt memorable.

Downloaded Antiquities, movie about a mall flea market. Yeah, i know.

Gonna watch bohemrap soon.
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