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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 16 Dec 2017, 17:09

Ellie wrote:
16 Dec 2017, 12:24
Watching Dark on Netflix since I heard some good things about it. So far mostly just distracted at how wooden some of the voice acting (dubbing) is.
Cool. Time travel. (see Petty annoyances).

Subbed, not dubbed.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Ellie » 16 Dec 2017, 17:11

I had to put the English audio on, because I'm watching when I'm falling asleep at night, or while minding the kids so I can't keep my eyes on the screen the whole time.
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Warren » 17 Dec 2017, 14:22

The Crown
The way the royal family treated Edward VIII is unspeakable. Then I remember that he palled around with Hitler. So fuck em all. What a pack of hyenas.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by pistoffnick » 19 Dec 2017, 22:39

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is terrific! Okay, I'm a bit biased because of the stand-up comedy premise, but if you have Amazon Prime, at least watch the first episode.
Ayup, pretty good. Thanks for recommending it.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by dead_elvis » 20 Dec 2017, 16:36

Warren wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 14:22
The Crown
The way the royal family treated Edward VIII is unspeakable. Then I remember that he palled around with Hitler. So fuck em all. What a pack of hyenas.
Just finished an episode in season 2 that addresses this, in what it probably the best episode of the series. Man, I knew he palled around with Hitler but I had no idea the guy was a straight up treasonous monster.

It seems reasonable to think that had he not fallen in love with an american things might have gone very, very differently in Europe.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Kolohe » 20 Dec 2017, 16:49

I'd like to think the monarchy was sufficiently sidelined as a political force by then and plus the bombs would have woke him up. There were certainly enough conservatives around both Europe and North America that their anti-Socialist anti- Bolshy beliefs made them think a certain level of fascism acceptable.

What seems more likely is that England survives the war more or less as it did but the monarchy does not.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Sandy » 20 Dec 2017, 17:29

Kolohe wrote:
20 Dec 2017, 16:49
There were certainly enough conservatives around both Europe and North America that their anti-Socialist anti- Bolshy beliefs made them think a certain level of fascism acceptable.
"were"

Sigh.
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Post by thoreau » 20 Dec 2017, 19:20

Kolohe wrote:
20 Dec 2017, 16:49
I'd like to think the monarchy was sufficiently sidelined as a political force by then and plus the bombs would have woke him up. There were certainly enough conservatives around both Europe and North America that their anti-Socialist anti- Bolshy beliefs made them think a certain level of fascism acceptable.

What seems more likely is that England survives the war more or less as it did but the monarchy does not.
Yep. The Dominion Prime Ministers were willing to stand up to him over a scandalous marriage; I'm sure that they would have stood up to him over German tanks rolling across Europe. But if the war had been fought in spite of the King rather than because of it, I share your suspicion that monarchy would have been abolished or weakened even more than it already is.

I'm becoming more sympathetic to monarchy. I think it's good to give the hard-core nationalists an old, revered figure that they can jerk off to. But America is too divided; we might need to do more like Andorra and have two co-monarchs. One can be chosen from amongst the ranks of military veterans, professional athletes, and country singers, while the other is chosen from amongst the most popular talk show hosts and/or guests on NPR and PBS. (Leading to the abdication of Co-Prince Keillor.)
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by dead_elvis » 20 Dec 2017, 19:57

Kolohe wrote:
20 Dec 2017, 16:49
and plus the bombs would have woke him up.
One of the more damning accusations in the show (haven't had time to research this more) was that during the Battle of Britain he advised Germany that Britain was on the verge of breaking and suing for peace- essentially saying "keep up the good bombing old chaps". Maybe it would have been different if he'd been one of the people under the bombs, but clearly he knew what was happening and still thought seeking peace terms with Hitler was the correct course of action. He basically comes across as Ozymandias in The Watchmen- no sacrifice was too great for others to bear in his ruthless pursuit of peace.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by JD » 03 Jan 2018, 14:17

Watched the first two episodes of Black Mirror. I thought the first was pretty 'eh'; it read way too much like your standard police/military/intelligence thriller, and the "message" left me shrugging. But the second one was a really good riff on consumerism, celebrity culture, and the rat race.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 03 Jan 2018, 14:34

JD wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 14:17
Watched the first two episodes of Black Mirror. I thought the first was pretty 'eh'; it read way too much like your standard police/military/intelligence thriller, and the "message" left me shrugging. But the second one was a really good riff on consumerism, celebrity culture, and the rat race.
You mean of Season 1?

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Post by JD » 03 Jan 2018, 15:50

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 14:34
JD wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 14:17
Watched the first two episodes of Black Mirror. I thought the first was pretty 'eh'; it read way too much like your standard police/military/intelligence thriller, and the "message" left me shrugging. But the second one was a really good riff on consumerism, celebrity culture, and the rat race.
You mean of Season 1?
Yes, of season 1 - that was what I meant by "first two", although I should have been clearer about that.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Ellie » 15 Jan 2018, 23:38

A few episodes into Marvel's Runaways. This show is extremely not good.
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Sandy » 16 Jan 2018, 02:02

Ellie wrote:
15 Jan 2018, 23:38
A few episodes into Marvel's Runaways. This show is extremely not good.
That's too bad. The premise is mildly interesting, though I've heard very meh things about the comic.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Jasper » 16 Jan 2018, 13:53

Sandy wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 02:02
Ellie wrote:
15 Jan 2018, 23:38
A few episodes into Marvel's Runaways. This show is extremely not good.
That's too bad. The premise is mildly interesting, though I've heard very meh things about the comic.
My wife was watching the first or second episode of this and I, not knowing what it was, cracked, " What is this, some other terrible tween urban fantasy bullshit?" literally seconds before one character got all glowey-eyed and picked up a vending machine or something.
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Post by JasonL » 16 Jan 2018, 15:16

Caught a re airing of a Mad Men episode "The Suitcase" in which Don and Peggy are trying to put together a samsonite pitch with the Ali/Clay - Liston fight as a backdrop. I remembered it being good, maybe the best episode. It was really really good.

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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Ellie » 16 Jan 2018, 15:20

Jasper wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 13:53
Sandy wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 02:02
Ellie wrote:
15 Jan 2018, 23:38
A few episodes into Marvel's Runaways. This show is extremely not good.
That's too bad. The premise is mildly interesting, though I've heard very meh things about the comic.
My wife was watching the first or second episode of this and I, not knowing what it was, cracked, " What is this, some other terrible tween urban fantasy bullshit?" literally seconds before one character got all glowey-eyed and picked up a vending machine or something.
This is the level of most of the show:

Premise is that group of teens are finding out they have powers; all their parents are part of some secret evil organization. Teen girl has recently learned she has glowy eye super strength, but it knocks her out with exhaustion to use it. One of the evil parents corners teen girl in a coffee shop and starts grilling her about something. Girl excuses herself to the bathroom, pulls the toilet out of the floor, stands on it to pull the window out of the wall, climbs out, and immediately falls asleep by the dumpster and is found by the evil parent. So, first of all, that was an incredibly stupid waste of time, and secondly, NOBODY IS CURIOUS ABOUT THE GIANT HOLE IN THE SIDE OF THE COFFEE SHOP????

Also, one of the families has a dinosaur hidden in their basement.
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Post by Eric the .5b » 16 Jan 2018, 17:47

Ellie wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 15:20
Premise is that group of teens are finding out they have powers; all their parents are part of some secret evil organization. Teen girl has recently learned she has glowy eye super strength, but it knocks her out with exhaustion to use it. One of the evil parents corners teen girl in a coffee shop and starts grilling her about something. Girl excuses herself to the bathroom, pulls the toilet out of the floor, stands on it to pull the window out of the wall, climbs out, and immediately falls asleep by the dumpster and is found by the evil parent. So, first of all, that was an incredibly stupid waste of time, and secondly, NOBODY IS CURIOUS ABOUT THE GIANT HOLE IN THE SIDE OF THE COFFEE SHOP????

Also, one of the families has a dinosaur hidden in their basement.
That's unfortunate. The original run of the comic was much better, and I'd hoped the series would be entertaining.
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Post by Jennifer » 16 Jan 2018, 23:56

Ellie wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 15:20
Jasper wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 13:53
Sandy wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 02:02
Ellie wrote:
15 Jan 2018, 23:38
A few episodes into Marvel's Runaways. This show is extremely not good.
That's too bad. The premise is mildly interesting, though I've heard very meh things about the comic.
My wife was watching the first or second episode of this and I, not knowing what it was, cracked, " What is this, some other terrible tween urban fantasy bullshit?" literally seconds before one character got all glowey-eyed and picked up a vending machine or something.
This is the level of most of the show:

Premise is that group of teens are finding out they have powers; all their parents are part of some secret evil organization. Teen girl has recently learned she has glowy eye super strength, but it knocks her out with exhaustion to use it. One of the evil parents corners teen girl in a coffee shop and starts grilling her about something. Girl excuses herself to the bathroom, pulls the toilet out of the floor, stands on it to pull the window out of the wall, climbs out, and immediately falls asleep by the dumpster and is found by the evil parent. So, first of all, that was an incredibly stupid waste of time, and secondly, NOBODY IS CURIOUS ABOUT THE GIANT HOLE IN THE SIDE OF THE COFFEE SHOP????

Also, one of the families has a dinosaur hidden in their basement.
Damn. Sounds like Marvel's been overstretching itself lately; I remember being equally disappointed by how absolutely awful Marvel's Inhumans was.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Sandy » 17 Jan 2018, 04:49

The dinosaur is canon, IIRC. But there are things that translate well and things that don’t. Really makes me happy I didn’t retry Hulu to watch it.
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Post by Jasper » 17 Jan 2018, 09:19

What's really terrible is realizing you've aged out of the target demographic and there's only going to be more of this stuff, of any genre, than less.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by dhex » 17 Jan 2018, 10:31

made a twitter promise to a friend to watch the first two episodes of devilman crybaby on netflix.

i totally get why this guy directed an adventure time episode (food chain, which is fuckin' great) but this shit is basically why my "no anime no juggalos" rule for the child is 100% true.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Highway » 17 Jan 2018, 11:07

If you were putting anime on a spectrum, Devilman Crybaby is like out there so far you need binoculars to see it from Berserk. I'm not watching that show, even if other people say it's good.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by dhex » 17 Jan 2018, 11:48

i mean i wasn't bored but i also wasn't happy to be sure.

all i know about berzerk is the rape horse sequence and yeah.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Ellie » 18 Jan 2018, 22:45

Ellie wrote:
16 Oct 2017, 01:17
I knew from the subject matter that [Mindhunter] was going to be pretty grim, but I wasn't expecting full-color photographs of a raped and murdered child. Jesus Christ, Netflix.
Four minutes into Godless and we get a lingering shot of a murdered child's body. Again, Jesus Christ, Netflix.
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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