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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:12 pm

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Dracula. Season 1. Netflix.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9139220/

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It captured me in the first five minutes. We'll see how it goes.
90 minute episodes. Only 3 per season. I'm about to start E3 now. Fucking addicting. So worth the watch.
Finished. No season 2 necessary. Perfectly done.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:01 pm

Watching Messiah now. 30 minutes in and I'm still attentive and not napping. So it is at least that good ... which is pretty fucking good. But I am posting about it, so ...

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Giz » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:10 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:12 pm
Rob Lister wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:02 pm
Rob Lister wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:28 pm
Dracula. Season 1. Netflix.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9139220/

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It captured me in the first five minutes. We'll see how it goes.
90 minute episodes. Only 3 per season. I'm about to start E3 now. Fucking addicting. So worth the watch.
Finished. No season 2 necessary. Perfectly done.
I was going to see it until I read a review online that said episodes 1 and 2 were great but episode 3 was a mess that tarnished the whole. Did you like all the episodes?

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:25 pm

I liked them all. I thought E3 was, if not perfect, a good completion. I might watch them all again.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:47 pm

Episode 5.

I really tried. Not a fan. The writing is good. The acting is good. Synopsis: it's all our fault, where "it's" means everything. Ordinarily, I'm cool with that; I'm just very used to it. But the justification just ain't there. I

t remains a good 'I'm so fucking bored I'll watch anything' kind of series.

So there you go.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

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Why would anyone be surprised that Dracula would suck?

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:48 am

Doctor X wrote:
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Why would anyone be surprised that Dracula would suck?

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No, Dracula was great. That post was about Messiah ... I think.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by ed » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:18 am

Started watching Dracula.

Meh.

Too many liberties with the story which did not need "fixing" from latte drinking elites in LA.
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The "updating" by having D. speak in some made up patois with arch familiarity was jarring. That stupid nun questioning Harker was absurd. The plot line of Harker being dead was unnecessary.

So, I suspect that the Nun will emerge as this "strong, oppressed female" character who is critical to the successful ending of the story. All completely made up and injected as PC bullshit.

Did not see Renfield. Is he even in the story or did they turn him into a wise cracking black dude from the hood?
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Bruce » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:55 am

Rob Lister wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:01 pm
Watching Messiah now. 30 minutes in and I'm still attentive and not napping. So it is at least that good ... which is pretty fucking good. But I am posting about it, so ...
I like it. Modern day take on Jeebus. Dude barely does or says anything while everyone around him loses their shit.

Except the trailer hinted that he might be a fraud. There are subtle hints throughout. I just finished episode four and the dropped the first major hint.
Spoiler:
What kind of Jeebus does coin tricks to amuse children? A false profit devil Jeebus. That's what.!
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:35 am

Anyone not watching Mr. Robot really should consider it. I like each season so far, and I feel like it's just getting better. Halfway through season 4.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Bruce » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:41 am

James Randi did a cameo in Messiah. Wasn't expecting that.

Also interesting that this TV show takes place I. An alternate reality where Mitt Romney is president.
Such potential!

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:12 am

Just started Lincoln Rhyme: The Hunt For The Bone Collector. It is based on the Lincoln Rhyme novels by Jeffery Deaver.

I am disappoint. It took a fascinating series of novels full of twists and turned it into a standard issue cop drama. I'll give it a couple more episodes, but I am not impressed so far.

The first bad sign was that the first time you see Rhyme in the series (except for a bit of a prologue three years before the rest of the series), you see him playing a video game. Lincoln Rhyme would never deign to play a video game. He is a bit of a snob and would consider it frivolous.
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