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Reply #90 on: September 03, 2019, 06:23:20 PM
Succession!  :bravo:
Pristine writing, tragic and hilarious. And one of the best casts I've ever seen.

Ascension.


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Reply #91 on: September 03, 2019, 07:02:21 PM
I would expect no less from one of the creators of Peep Show.
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Reply #92 on: September 03, 2019, 07:17:51 PM
These two are gold.

Ascension.


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Reply #93 on: September 06, 2019, 10:58:14 AM
Yes, Succession is amazing, it seemed a little odd or at least I didn't know exactly what the show wanted to be, then it took off and I'm glad I stuck with it because season 2 has started real strong, even better than one imo.

Jeremy Strong is so good, you can see that Kendall is so uncomfortable in his own skin and Matthew Macfadyen's character is like the complete opposite of Mr. Darcy, he wants to have it all but underneath is a cowardly bully.


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Reply #94 on: September 19, 2019, 08:00:19 PM
Show of hands:  Who's up-to-date with the first 8 (!) of the 16 (!!) hours of COUNTRY MUSIC, A FILM BY KEN BURNS?

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Never followed country music to any extent, but I usually learn (more than I need to?) from these epics.  Glad for the break till Sunday to clear the ol' synapses. 
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Reply #95 on: November 07, 2019, 07:42:02 PM
As far as I know there's no thread for The Affair, the series just ended (lasted five seasons) but I'm still catching up on the last one.

Anyway, the whole series is really good and if you like good drama this is it, so in the last season Anna Paquin got a part and she is just incredible, all around there's good acting from all the cast but somehow I forgot how good Anna is and I just wanted to gush about her with you guys.


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Reply #96 on: February 04, 2020, 05:10:23 PM
THE NAKED DIRECTOR (Netflix)

I've watched two episodes of this so far, and I'm enjoying it.  It kind of feels like a Japanese version of THE DEUCE crossed with MRS MAISEL.   The performances are a little broad sometimes, but it's flashy and slick and based on a true story, so I'm gonna see where it ends up.


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Reply #97 on: February 10, 2020, 11:54:08 AM
Is anyone watching The Outsider?

Six episodes in and so far loving it, looks like the best is yet to come.

This teaser is a bit spoilery but not so much, do not watch the trailers that followed.



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Reply #98 on: March 05, 2020, 09:56:49 AM
Okay so hear me out... Wife and I are 6/10 eps deep in Mindy Kaling's take on Four Weddings & a Funeral and I've got to say it's one of the most enjoyable things I've seen in a while. It's fun and addicting, and while I would almost stoop to calling it a guilty pleasure, it's actually better than that. Where that line is for you may vary, of course. But it is good. Most critically, it has what so many big screen rom-coms lacked: comedy. Take a gander, you might be pleasantly surprised. I was.

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Reply #99 on: March 05, 2020, 11:57:17 AM
Wanna second that this limited series iz delightful^
I've rewatched it nearly three times...

Great ensemble cast, and HUGE fanservice for Richard Curtis fanz.


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Reply #100 on: March 07, 2020, 12:53:14 PM
Is anyone watching The Outsider?

Six episodes in and so far loving it, looks like the best is yet to come.

This teaser is a bit spoilery but not so much, do not watch the trailers that followed.



I just got caught up in time for the finale tomorrow. Great ensemble, and a rare example of a Stephen King adaptation thatís true to the material but doesnít feel like ~{A Stephen King Adaptation}~. Itís got the vibe of a prestige cable crime drama, which makes the fantastical elements that much more effective. A big theme of the story is our inability to process information that doesnít conform to our understanding of reality, and the sober, realistic tone of the show really brings that home. Ben Mendelsohn is fantastic, as always. Paddy Considineís southern American accent verges on cartoonish at times, but heís great, so I can look past it.
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Reply #101 on: March 07, 2020, 06:05:31 PM



I generally don't do "slow & weird", but I'm hooked on this one after two episodes. Fingers-crossed that it stays on course. 
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Reply #102 on: March 09, 2020, 04:12:58 PM



I generally don't do "slow & weird", but I'm hooked on this one after two episodes. Fingers-crossed that it stays on course.

Yep. Hold all my calls, Iím gonna be completely fucking obsessed with this show for the next little while.
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Reply #103 on: March 09, 2020, 06:30:42 PM
Friendz, the show iz great sci-fi intrigue.
I made an Alex Garland thread so we can discuss his motifs and thematic lattices along with each episode ~


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Reply #104 on: March 25, 2020, 10:15:43 PM
I've not actually watched any episodes (Episode 01 is queued up as we speak), but certain corners of the Interwebs seem to be quite agog over this one.



[edit]  Two episodes in.  Holy crap.  And I have a feeling this is only going to get weirder and weirder
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