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Finished the last batch of Sabrina. When all is said and done it's not a very good show. No sense of direction or tone, weak dialogue and no room for real character development. It's hard to tell whether the acting was bad or they were just doing their best with bad material. It's frustrating because it could have been a fun show, or at least an interesting one. Heck, I would have been satisfied with a halfway decent Buffy ripoff.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 06 Feb 2021, 21:44 Finished the last batch of Sabrina. When all is said and done it's not a very good show. No sense of direction or tone, weak dialogue and no room for real character development. It's hard to tell whether the acting was bad or they were just doing their best with bad material. It's frustrating because it could have been a fun show, or at least an interesting one. Heck, I would have been satisfied with a halfway decent Buffy ripoff.
I thought season one was great. Season 2 just fell flat for me. I'm guessing I made the right decision to not look into further.
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Pham Nuwen wrote: 06 Feb 2021, 22:53
Hugh Akston wrote: 06 Feb 2021, 21:44 Finished the last batch of Sabrina. When all is said and done it's not a very good show. No sense of direction or tone, weak dialogue and no room for real character development. It's hard to tell whether the acting was bad or they were just doing their best with bad material. It's frustrating because it could have been a fun show, or at least an interesting one. Heck, I would have been satisfied with a halfway decent Buffy ripoff.
I thought season one was great. Season 2 just fell flat for me. I'm guessing I made the right decision to not look into further.
Season one was the best season for sure. It had occasional moments after that, but mostly it was a mess.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 07 Feb 2021, 10:20
Pham Nuwen wrote: 06 Feb 2021, 22:53
Hugh Akston wrote: 06 Feb 2021, 21:44 Finished the last batch of Sabrina. When all is said and done it's not a very good show. No sense of direction or tone, weak dialogue and no room for real character development. It's hard to tell whether the acting was bad or they were just doing their best with bad material. It's frustrating because it could have been a fun show, or at least an interesting one. Heck, I would have been satisfied with a halfway decent Buffy ripoff.
I thought season one was great. Season 2 just fell flat for me. I'm guessing I made the right decision to not look into further.
Season one was the best season for sure. It had occasional moments after that, but mostly it was a mess.
Why would you look for dialogue or character development in what is clearly after-school baby sitting? The only thing it had going for it was Caroline Rhea's boobs.
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Warren wrote: 08 Feb 2021, 12:32
Hugh Akston wrote: 07 Feb 2021, 10:20
Pham Nuwen wrote: 06 Feb 2021, 22:53
Hugh Akston wrote: 06 Feb 2021, 21:44 Finished the last batch of Sabrina. When all is said and done it's not a very good show. No sense of direction or tone, weak dialogue and no room for real character development. It's hard to tell whether the acting was bad or they were just doing their best with bad material. It's frustrating because it could have been a fun show, or at least an interesting one. Heck, I would have been satisfied with a halfway decent Buffy ripoff.
I thought season one was great. Season 2 just fell flat for me. I'm guessing I made the right decision to not look into further.
Season one was the best season for sure. It had occasional moments after that, but mostly it was a mess.
Why would you look for dialogue or character development in what is clearly after-school baby sitting? The only thing it had going for it was Caroline Rhea's boobs.
We're talking Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the Netflix original series that wrapped up last year, which is why it's in this thread.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 08 Feb 2021, 12:34
Warren wrote: 08 Feb 2021, 12:32
Hugh Akston wrote: 07 Feb 2021, 10:20
Pham Nuwen wrote: 06 Feb 2021, 22:53
Hugh Akston wrote: 06 Feb 2021, 21:44 Finished the last batch of Sabrina. When all is said and done it's not a very good show. No sense of direction or tone, weak dialogue and no room for real character development. It's hard to tell whether the acting was bad or they were just doing their best with bad material. It's frustrating because it could have been a fun show, or at least an interesting one. Heck, I would have been satisfied with a halfway decent Buffy ripoff.
I thought season one was great. Season 2 just fell flat for me. I'm guessing I made the right decision to not look into further.
Season one was the best season for sure. It had occasional moments after that, but mostly it was a mess.
Why would you look for dialogue or character development in what is clearly after-school baby sitting? The only thing it had going for it was Caroline Rhea's boobs.
We're talking Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the Netflix original series that wrapped up last year, which is why it's in this thread.
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That's different.

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I didn't like Russian Doll. It somehow spent a lot of time on buildup while simultaneously not exploring some if the interesting ideas it presented, and then resolved super quick like they forgot how many episodes they were making. The dialogue was devoid of humor and vulgar for its own sake. There wasn't a single likable character, which I'm thinking is just a thing with modern TV shows? I haven't seen Natasha Lyonne in anything recently, so I'm not sure if she was doing a character for this series or whether she has actually been possessed by the ghosts of Borscht Belt comedians IRL.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 30 Apr 2021, 09:26 I didn't like Russian Doll. It somehow spent a lot of time on buildup while simultaneously not exploring some if the interesting ideas it presented, and then resolved super quick like they forgot how many episodes they were making. The dialogue was devoid of humor and vulgar for its own sake. There wasn't a single likable character, which I'm thinking is just a thing with modern TV shows? I haven't seen Natasha Lyonne in anything recently, so I'm not sure if she was doing a character for this series or whether she has actually been possessed by the ghosts of Borscht Belt comedians IRL.
Interesting. I liked it. I can see how one wouldn't if one couldn't identify or sympathize with the characters, but I know and like enough people like that for it to work for me. Also, I'm pretty much a pushover for these sorts of story lines, well explored or not. I'm looking forward to the next season.
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Theres another season? How?
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Pham Nuwen wrote: 30 Apr 2021, 16:40 Theres another season? How?
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I was pleasantly surprised by "Blood and Bone", for a decent fantasy escape story. If you liked it and haven't yet seen "Badlands", I highly recommend.

Then "Jupiter's Legacy" popped up and I'm digging that too. Another in that dark comic book genre, and pretty well done.
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I am currently trying to figure out if I like big mouth or just admire it.
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