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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #575 on: May 03, 2019, 07:36:13 PM »
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #576 on: May 04, 2019, 07:27:55 AM »
Watched the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Fun.
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #577 on: May 07, 2019, 03:33:37 PM »
Netflixbinging on "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries".  Yes, yet another amateur murder solving sleuth.  Its light and fun and set in late 20's Australia.

Who knew Australia in 1927 had so much high society?  I didn't.  It has all the usual story plots, and all usual stereo-types.  But its fun and silly and I get to play "Who do you think is the culprit?" with the wife.
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #578 on: May 07, 2019, 10:47:57 PM »
Netflixbinging on "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries".  Yes, yet another amateur murder solving sleuth.  Its light and fun and set in late 20's Australia.

Who knew Australia in 1927 had so much high society?  I didn't.  It has all the usual story plots, and all usual stereo-types.  But its fun and silly and I get to play "Who do you think is the culprit?" with the wife.

Love this series! Still waiting for season 3 I think.
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #579 on: May 08, 2019, 02:47:00 PM »
Netflixbinging on "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries".  Yes, yet another amateur murder solving sleuth.  Its light and fun and set in late 20's Australia.

Who knew Australia in 1927 had so much high society?  I didn't.  It has all the usual story plots, and all usual stereo-types.  But its fun and silly and I get to play "Who do you think is the culprit?" with the wife.

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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #580 on: May 23, 2019, 07:28:52 PM »
"Find him, bind him, tie him to a pole and break his fingers to splinters. Drag him to a hole until he wakes up, naked, clawing at the ceiling of his grave."- Mother in "The Mariner's Revenge Song" to her son.

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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #581 on: June 13, 2019, 02:36:26 AM »
So has anyone heard of this show on syfy called "Krypton" that takes place 2 generations before the events of Superman?  I have never heard of it but Season 2 just premiered. Zod and his followers look a lot like NOD troops from C&C Tiberium Sun so it piqued my interest.

As far as I can tell Val-El, patriarch of the El family, is arrested and executed by the corrupt leadership of Krypton. The El's are stripped of their noble privileges and forced to live in the slums. Val-El's son, Seg, figures out that his father was arrested because he found a terrible secret. Then some people from the future come back in time to save Krypton. An earth man named Adam Strange and General Zod.

From what I can tell its one part Dune, one part Red Faction, and a dash of Game of Thrones. Val-El is even played by the same actor as Barristan Selmy from GoT.


Edit: Oh, also the actor that plays Zod sounds VERY similar to Patrick Stuart, at least in the speech I heard him give in Season 2's premier. I may go back and watch season 1.
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"Find him, bind him, tie him to a pole and break his fingers to splinters. Drag him to a hole until he wakes up, naked, clawing at the ceiling of his grave."- Mother in "The Mariner's Revenge Song" to her son.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPAr7kL-

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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #582 on: June 13, 2019, 01:55:56 PM »
So, youtube suggests the weirdest things sometimes. Recently it suggested episode 6 of the series Super Science Friends which I had never heard of before. So I watched it. Holy butts it was good! The premise is basically famous scientists throughout history team up as a super hero team.

Winston Churchill ends up Nick Fury-ing the whole thing by getting Nikola Tesla (Electric powers and Tech) Marie Curie (Radiation Powers that functions like a green lantern ring) Charles Darwin (the ability to morph into animals), Sigmund Freud (Telepathic, but only regarding people's sexual thoughts), Tapputi (As the world's first chemist she can make tonics and perfumes), and Z3 the first computer. They were lead by Albert Einstein (Who was a super saiyan?) before he was murdered. Churchill clones him and now he's a teenager. They team up and fight zombie cosmonauts, Thomas Edison, and even Shiva. It looks like the first 5 episodes have a more internet comic design to them and episode 6 is an anime.  Honestly the anime episode 6 is very well done. I wouldn't be surprised if it was just a one off though.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5tnqjmvOpVZ4AgjBCQ8dmA



"Find him, bind him, tie him to a pole and break his fingers to splinters. Drag him to a hole until he wakes up, naked, clawing at the ceiling of his grave."- Mother in "The Mariner's Revenge Song" to her son.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPAr7kL-

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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #583 on: June 13, 2019, 02:35:41 PM »
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #584 on: June 14, 2019, 02:01:29 PM »
Looks like Marie Curie did a piece on Hydrogen and she uses a fucking melta gun!
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #585 on: June 18, 2019, 01:46:56 AM »
Binged "Hilda" on Netflix with my wife and daughter.  Very whimsical and fun show.  Like a chill version of adventure time.  Its about a little girl who lives in the wilderness with her mom and encounters Norse creatures.  She deals with trolls that are rocks during the day and alive and destructive at night, mountain sized giants, and even tiny elves that want to evict her (but she cannot see them until she fills out the proper paperwork). I believe its based on a graphic novel of the same name and written by a guy who lived in Norway for a time when he was a kid. Wondering if anyone else has watched it (including our Scandinavian members). My father-in-law who loathes cartoons got quite invested in it. We loved it and I think its worth checking out. 



Saw some of these with my daughter and loved them. She's binged on them at least 4 times in the past 6 months.



My wife and I just finished Good Omens. A lot of fun. More on target and more entertaining than American Gods has been. (Sadly -- I loved boht books.)

I want to post a GIF of my favorite scene, but at the risk of revealing spoilers, I'll just post this tiny part of it -- hopefully those who have seen it will know what I'm getting at.  ::heretic::


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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #586 on: June 18, 2019, 03:14:11 PM »
half way through good omens and really really enjoying. So silly but perfect, tonally.

iirc, the book shifts slightly away from being so focused on aziraphale and crowley in the later stages and suffered for it, so will be interested to see if the show stays so strong.
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #587 on: June 18, 2019, 08:56:10 PM »
I finished Good Omens on the weekend and loved it. SO much better then American Gods turned out. I was quite disappointed with the changes in American Gods, but the changes in Good Omens come across much better and less intrusive. I was particularly bothered when I heard that Gabriel, who's not a character in the books, would become a 'main' character, but it actually turned out to be well done.


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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #589 on: June 23, 2019, 04:01:13 PM »
So I mentioned before that I have been watching Fraggle Rock with my 1 year old, and by golly is this show awesome. I did watch a bit of it as a kid, but now seeing it with adult eyes I am amazed at some of the subject matters and writing done for what is essentially a kids HBO show. For example there was an episode where Boober and Red get trapped in a cave in and there isn't much hope of rescue, so the talk about death and how they are ready to die. That's some heavy shit to drop on a kid! Especially by today's standards for kid shows, but they handled it very well that not only a kid could understand but learn from. There was another episode dealing with Doozers and their society norms being challenged by someone that didn't want to do Doozer work. Not because she was lazy as other Doozers would mock her about, but because she would rather draw and design instead of build. There is also a couple of straight up terrifying episodes like when the two rat characters leave the Trash Heap and end up getting abducted by an evil guy that wants to enslave them, and another where this blob thing rolls into town and eats Doozers. I am just amazed at how well written these episodes are. The characters are great too. As a kid I really liked Gobo and Wembley but watching it now I am realizing that Boober is probably the best character out of the main 5 Fraggles. Every one of his episodes are just very well done. I don't think I appreciated his character as a kid because he always seemed like the coward "scaredy cat" guy whereas Gobo was brave. Red is probably the worst character of the group but her flaws allow her to learn how to be a better person albeit stubbornly. We're a ways into season 3 so far, but wow this is probably the best HBO series of all time.
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #590 on: Today at 03:06:38 PM »

My wife just sent me this...  :icon_lol:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/20/petition-netflix-cancel-amazon-prime-good-omens-christian-neil-gaiman-terry-pratchett

If they are petitioning netflix, they should rename it to be for Lucifer and/or Sabrina instead. Ah wells!
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