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Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:27 am

First two episodes of shot in the dark on netflix is amazing, the rest is so so, a little samey but those first two are so good.
It's about real life "nightcrawler" types, lads who chase accidents and incidents to film it and sell to the media.

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Dick Jones
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:01 pm

Star Trek was decent since the break, two really good eps, but today's one is kind of treading water again.

The whole first section was all in with war against the Klingons, then suddenly they've veered into the parallel universe thing. They could have gotten full season storylines out of both of those, so why would they choose to essentially abandon one for the other.

It feels indecisive, like shit the war storyline wasn't working. They've played the mirror universe card WAY too soon, that should have been the cliffhanger into season 2.

It feels like Burnham's log is going to say at some stage, "we were at war with the Klingons, but that's not important anymore..."

Also, not sure why gratuitous violence bothers me so much. Georgiou gruesomely murders like five nameless people in the blink of an eye just to keep a secret, then some other guard brings a rando new character in who they tell us is a mirror version of Lorca's friend, and executes him on the spot.

I know the mirror people are cruel and violent, but if there's no context to the deaths it feels unwarranted, kinda sadistic; to give the audience something THEY think it wants.

Also, Michelle Yeoh is beautiful, but a terrible actor.

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Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:21 am

i really love The Good Place. its sooo good
ted danson is such an amazing actor. i love watching him

only one more episode left in season 2 :(

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Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:46 pm

mooch wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:21 am
i really love The Good Place. its sooo good
ted danson is such an amazing actor. i love watching him

only one more episode left in season 2 :(
Yeah, i like it too.
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Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:03 am

mooch wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:21 am
i really love The Good Place. its sooo good
ted danson is such an amazing actor. i love watching him

only one more episode left in season 2 :(
BORTLES!

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Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:15 pm

Eucrid wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:03 am
mooch wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:21 am
i really love The Good Place. its sooo good
ted danson is such an amazing actor. i love watching him

only one more episode left in season 2 :(
BORTLES!
JORTLES! and PORTALS! all within minutes of each other

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Eucrid
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Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:14 am

It really is brilliant. Its very funny but at the moment its also really surprising and interesting. Never know where they are headed next.

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Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:49 pm

the end of the fucking world is fantastic. Mid way through series now, very enjoyable.

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Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:54 am

I'm about half way too, its very good. the girl in it is brilliant
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Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:37 am

Zook wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:54 am
I'm about half way too, its very good. the girl in it is brilliant
i know a lot of people cast as teens are in their 20s, but i could not believe she is 25.

Also, apparently one of the girls in Derry Girls is 31 :lol:

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Eucrid
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Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:19 pm

I started watching that thing too, first episode was only OK, does it get better?

Also watched the first Derry Girls, funny enough but jesus the acting in it is shocking.

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Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:00 pm

Eucrid wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:19 pm
I started watching that thing too, first episode was only OK, does it get better?

Also watched the first Derry Girls, funny enough but jesus the acting in it is shocking.
the entire series is only about 2h40m. I thought it was brilliant. You won't have invested too much time if you do try go further.

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Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:01 pm

Anyone watch Counterpart yet? sonspiracy sci fi spy thriller with JK Simmons playing alternate reality versions of a guy who works for the UN. Pretty good so far, only two eps in

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Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:39 pm

I liked the pilot, thought the 2nd episode was a bit of reiterate everything from the pilot again episode. Its good though, Simmons is great.

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bartleby
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:08 pm

Caught up on Star Trek Discovery.

Its Star Trek, Jim, but not as we know it.

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Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:21 pm

It's all a bit mental isn't it?

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Dick Jones
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:50 am

Mental, that's the word. This might sound like odd criticism but there are actually too many plot twists.

Latest ep:
If they've pulled another "Kelvin timeline" thing, a la JJ's Star Trek, with this latest "klingons won the war" twist, well fuck that. It's a bit of a slap in the face - another one - to loyal star trek fans.

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Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:40 pm

The federation werent wiped out so Im sure it'll be more of a rebellion type thing now

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Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:09 pm

The Punisher is actually not bad.
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:40 am

The Handmaid's Tale is currently on RTE, missed it on channel 4 last year.

Holy cow. Intense show; quite distressing at times, but phenomenal.

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