What have you been watching lately

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CBS's new season of Twilight Zone (season 2) they've really stepped up their game. I found the first season clumsy at best with only one or two really good ones. As an old school TZ fan I'm happy about this.
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HBO

Watchmen
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Relax! I'm only gonna burn my half.
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Turgid crap.
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Fahrenheit 11/9 on Netflix. Worth a look just for the way the media covered the presidential campaign in 2016.

(Yeah, I know, it's Michael Moore, but it's fun to watch. I don't actually believe the narrative he's weaving, but it's an interesting case study of how to weave a narrative. Even Steve Bannon seems to agree.)
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The ending of Dark was fucked.
Spoiler:
They spent a great deal of time explaining how the clockmaker made a time machine to prevent his family from being killed in the past, but nope, the universe doesn't work that way. Instead, he inadvertently splits the universe into two dimensions. Each dimension gives birth to a character that should not exist because he is the son of his own aunt, thereby his own grandpa. He goes off on a whirlwind time traveling adventure, trying to prevent the end of the world, but learns that the end of the world is actually the start of the time loop, and he is trapped by fate, stuck in a time loop for all eternity.......but wait.....fuck this, he has a time machine. All he has to do is go back in time and complete the task that the clockmaker failed to do in the first place. He saves the clockmaker's family, but by doing so, the clockmaker doesn't go on to invent the time machine, thus Jonas and his aunt girlfriend vanish from existence.


Wait.....what? Didn't we already learn that the universe doesn't work that way.....multiple times throughout the series in fact? This act should create yet another dimension where Jonas continues to exist and his bastard demon child grows up to inexplicably murder people with his middle aged and old aged selves for no apparent reason.

Maybe in this dimension, they'll fix the demon baby's cleft pallet and get him some therapy.


I like my ending better.
Such potential!
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Billions season 5.

I like the cast ...

Wags in season 3 or 4 or 2

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77 Sunset Strip. My parents used to watch, but it was not for children.
Found a place online to watch it, staring from season 1.
I'm pacing myself. No binge watching for me.

Not too bad for hard-boiled detective drama set in a foreign country. :)
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I still watch reruns of that. MeTv I think.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. What a name.

Scripts so good they've been turned and churned so many times in so many different series the originals almost seem like new writing made to seem old.
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Here's one by Senior of that ilk. 8)

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Bruce wrote: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:45 am
Spoiler:
Apparently the redistribution is random, so with each role of the dice, you have about a 1 in 3 chance of being totally fucked, which is terrible odds.

Where did they find the child for the 333 floor? How did she survive there at all?


Spoiler:
The placements were not random - at least not for two people because who did Trimagasi say "came down" every month? The woman with the dog followed up on this.

And what was the rumour surrounding that person

And what else "come down" regularly.
.

There is your answer.

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Icenado

As you'd expect. Perfect accompaniment for manual labor.
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ed wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:44 pm Icenado

As you'd expect. Perfect accompaniment for manual labor.
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Sorry. I was still numb

Actually it is "Ice Twisters" (sounds like a kids dessert)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Twisters

They seed clouds and create self perpetuating ice tornadoes that threaten Portland or something. Hack Sci fir write figures it out and saves planet.

If you are doing repetitive manual labor it is perfect. Like a chick flick but with dead bodies and cheesy effects.
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BTW, Rob, Witness was mocking me. CH would not have stood for it.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Just watched the last episode of Umbrella Academy Season 2.

I liked Season 2 more than Season 1. The characters were slightly last whiney and pathetic, and several lingering questions were answered.

The last episode and closing scene were a dozy, but I think I know what happened.....
Spoiler:
There was a scene where the idiots confront their father and describe exactly what day they were born and how he adopted them, but Klaus deliberately left out Ben out of shame for accidentally letting him die.

Later, we also find out that the 7 characters weren't the only super powered people who were born that day.

My theory is that daddy decided that these six idiots were a complete failure and decided to locate and select a different set of super powered babies to buy and raise as the Sparrow Academy.. Ben is the only original because he didn't know about Ben.

That would explain everything, and how he knew they would be arriving. I suspect he will simply disown them at the start of Season 3 and tell them to go away and avoid using their pathetic powers.....until the new super villain made his grand appearance.....which will probably be Harlan

Such potential!
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Just finished the first 7 episodes of Perry Mason on HBO


Wow

It really is amazing

And seriously seriously fucked up
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Every episode of Perry Mason.

1) Client is falsely accused of murder.
2) ???
3) Perry Mason provokes the real killer into a confession on the witness stand during the trial.
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Not this series

It’s not at all like the TV shows

Or even the books
still working on Sophrosyne, but I will no doubt end up with Hubris