What are you watching???

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by HaventGotALife, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

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    Tonight, we watched Gentleman Jack ( which is a brilliant series; highly recommend it) and Agents of SHIELD.
     
  2. Q2UnME

    Q2UnME Commodore Commodore

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    Let's see ... this weekend:

    * Watched Hulu's Catch-22 mini series. Very good, highly recommended.
    * Deadwood: The Movie over on HBO. Another one I highly recommend if you're a Deadwood fan.
    * Fear the Walking Dead season 5 premier on AMC: Fairly lackluster first episode, save for the last 15 min.
    * Also blew through Good Omens on Amazon Prime. Excellent quirky little romp. Recommended

    Q2
     
  3. John Clark

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    Catching up with the second episode of Agents of SHIELD (Season Six), then continuing with Lucifer Season Three.
     
  4. arch101

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    Missed the second Indycar race and the IMSA race from Detroit- catching up.
     
  5. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The final episode of Chernobyl - "Vichnaya Pamyat" - "Eternal Memory". Harrowing to watch but it was an impressive dramatic reconstruction of the events that exposed the fundamental weaknesses of the Soviet system in apocalyptic fashion.
     
  6. Q2UnME

    Q2UnME Commodore Commodore

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    What an excellent series. The final episode was outstanding. At only 5 episodes, it really covered a lot of ground and did that very well. The writing, performances, casting, direction, cinematography, all top notch. Lies, covering lies with a helping dash of stupidity and ignorance ... all the right ingredients for a disaster of epic proportions.
     
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  7. Obsidian7

    Obsidian7 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Netflix UK. I'm sure that it's available on Netflix US.
     
  8. John Clark

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    FInished off season three of Lucifer last nigh, so am now on to season four.

    The Black List also returns tonight.
     
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  9. bigdaddy

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    Binge it all right now, it's awesome and I want a 5th season. :)

    I'm about to watch Good Omens episode 3. It's a load of fun.
     
  10. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

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    Good Omens. episode 2.
     
  11. John Clark

    John Clark Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That's actually next on my binge watch list:)
     
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  12. JirinPanthosa

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    Watching Big Little Lies.

    Interesting show, introduce a murder but don’t reveal the identity of the victim. Then introduce us to an all star cast of upper class wives with kids and lots of time on their hands to get into full helicopter mode and get into everyone’s business.

    May have issue of no likable characters but otherwise good show so far. And going with Michael Kiwanuka song for the theme is awesome.
     
  13. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

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    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
     
  14. kirk55555

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    Just watched Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. A very good Godzilla movie, with some great fights and a actually pretty intense version of Godzilla. Its humans are a bit boring, but they could have been a lot worse (like being actively annoying). Not quite my favorite Godzilla movie, but a very solid one.
     
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  15. John Clark

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine, iZombie and maybe some more Lucifer for tonight.
     
  16. bigdaddy

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    That's probably my favorite of the classic newer type. It's really well done, the humans always suck.
     
  17. John Clark

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    Just back from Dark Phoenix (enjoyed it) and on to Berlin Station.
     
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    "A Date with Judy" (1948). A largely forgotten MGM musical based on a largely forgotten old radio show.
     
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  19. JirinPanthosa

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    Just watched Foxcatcher.

    It’s the kind of movie if I didn’t know it was based on real events I’d think the ending was unrealistic. Probably if I was a little older than 5 in 1988 I’d have watched the rest of the movie differently and not been surprised.

    I guess it’s really about how narcissism gets sold as philanthropy.
     
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  20. Cyanide Muffin

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    City Of Ember My Thoughts


    This is a delightfully odd little movie, it's not long but it is odd, billed as a family adventure but when you peel all of that back you are left with quite a dark dystopian movie at its core.


    It begins in some unspecified time when some kind of catastrophe has hit the world and some well dressed people in blue put together a silver box with nixie tubes on the front that is to count down time. They set it for 200 years hoping that the world will be a better place by then and hand it over to the mayor of this underground city that they have built.


    The hope was that as the clock on the box counted down, it was passed from mayor to mayor but eventually the cycle was broken and the box hidden away and forgotten. But it kept counting down the years until it hit zero then clicked open as also mentioned in the opening narration of the movie. Immediately that irked me because then I was wondering what the hell kind of power source kept the box active for over 200 years, and that too powering something like nixie tubes which are not the most efficient kind of display medium.


    Anyway that's where the story begins and this two teenagers Doon and Lina try to unravel the mystery of the box as the city falls apart around them. Whatever the power source was to keep things running, and keep the lights on had begun to fail and there were constant blackouts across the whole city. The kids go on a grand adventure and find a way out of the city after figuring out the puzzle of the box and objects in the box they find, one being a glass key that opens a door in the power station of the city. What makes this movie really dark for me is that if you think about it that whole city was doomed to fail and everyone die had those two teens not started looking at the silver box and trying to work out the message inside it. Had no one done that eventually the city's power would have failed for one last time and thrown the city into chaos and panic, and many deaths. So yeah they were kind of doomed from the start but for the plucky teens.


    The blackouts to me are another oddity considering no one ever thought to look up and had they done that during a blackout they'd likely have seen the sky above through that hole the kids find at the end of the movie. I had fun with this movie but yeah I'd likely not watch it again and looking back at it it's like a movie you'd find on Netflix or such. It's not bad, it's just not that good either IMHO.


    6/10
    They tried hard.
     
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