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Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Very much looking forward to The Expanse. I fell off Game of Thrones and didn't give a gently caress about anything that went on this last season.

Westworld S2 is not this year, right

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Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



What's the scoop on Humans? I could do with some more AI-based television, and it's a show I never hear anyone talk badly about, but I almost never hear anyone talk about it, period.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Taboo was pretty interesting. Definitely more of a tone piece than anything else, but it's extremely thick and aggressive in its style. Probably the closest thing we'll get to a Bloodborne movie/tv show (there's even a line about madness coming from the umbilical cord)

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



STAC Goat posted:

You don't want it spoiled. Honestly, it loses all impact if you don't watch it, know the characters, and know the things that happened. You're just reading the last page of the book with no context.

Alright, I had never heard of this show before today, now I guess I just won't bother?

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



I watched Riverdale and found it to be dreadful pap, but then I have no idea why anyone gives a gently caress about Archie

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009




"Good television"

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Legion was extremely goddamn good, man. Please don't sleep on this show, I can tell it's going to be something pretty special.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



I'm not a big Buffy fan but "The Body" is one of the most soulcrushing piece of television I have ever seen, I watch it like once a year.

Pre-funeral, but hey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzd4J-fGEfw

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Snak posted:

I mean, it's a pretty bad episode to watch if you haven't watched the show, because you have no context for the characters. Plus the impact on you as a viewer of the character that died is gonna be nil because you didn't know them from watching the show.

I don't think that's true, there are a few things that don't work but the themes are pretty universal. Like I said I don't really like the show at all outside of that episode.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



There are a few episodes in season 1 that are still really effective. I'll hold up Beyond the Sea as one of the best episodes of that whole show.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



I find everyone in The Expanse to be likeable apart from Holden. I don't know that I would say they have less depth than BSG characters at the point where the show is at in comparison to season 1 of BSG.

But the shows aren't that similar anyway. Personally I think Expanse is way better, and I liked BSG quite a lot.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



I thought Luke Cage was pretty bad so this is a bummer. I thought the casting initially sounded really good and the implied K'un-lun stuff in DD S1 was really neat.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



I saw Strange Empire pop up on Netflix, is that show any good? I really like that one woman on The Expanse.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



After I saw that last Sherlock episode I came to terms with the fact that it's actually just a superhero show.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Is that really an AMC production? Why does it look so incredibly cheap?

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



hey please don't be the big dick arbiter of what you think is a spoiler or not, just maybe don't post out of context screenshots in the first place. it's not funny or insightful and it doesn't lead to any worthwhile discussion

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Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



TV Zombie posted:

Midway through "13 Reasons Why" and when I was mentioning it to someone else, some friends I know chimed in saying that they didn't like the show because of it's depiction of suicide and then there was a brief discussion about the problematic issues with the show even when between them they only watched one episode because they didn't want to waste time on it.

So...have you ever had someone try to enforce their opinion about a show on you, without having given the show a chance?

If you really don't like a show after watching one episode you are not obligated to continue

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Leftovers S2 is some fuckin S-tier television and 3 is so far keeping up with it.

It's one of the most confident shows I've ever seen, I think. Every scene feels like it has huge weight to it and the performances are incredible. Seriously, I forget her name (e: Ann Dowd), but the woman who played Patti deserved the best actress win for that year. (e: she wasn't even fuckin nominated)

S1's problem for me was mainly that it was so dour and aggressive, which fit the show but was often annoying to watch. Luckily, from S2 and on it also has moments where it is genuinely one of the funniest shows on TV - see the whole Perfect Strangers bit.

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Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Boy I forgot how loving wretched that last season of OITNB was so I don't think I will bother either way

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Vanderdeath posted:

A Dance with Dragons was literally half of the story he wanted to do but spread across 900-something pages. It was easily one of my hardest reads due to sheer boredom because, again, it was over 900 pages and poo poo-all happens until the very, very end of the book.

I'm glad the television show is going to finish the story before GRRM.

I feel like the show is the exact opposite where it crams 200 pages of story into one episode and so the entire last season was just full-on "wrap that poo poo up dog" mode, with no build-up leading to extremely anticlimactic endings to storylines that had been built up for 5+ years. I don't think either choice is very good in this case.

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Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Mu Zeta posted:

I think there are still 20 more episodes to go so they haven't wrapped anything up

Talking mostly about Walder Frey here. What was supposed to be one of the most cathartic moments in the whole series just turned into a really awkward 2 minute scene that was never built up to or spoken about afterwards.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Lycus posted:

That would be true if that was Walder's only scene all season and they didn't have several scenes readdressing the Red Wedding

ok they were just poo poo then

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Pedro De Heredia posted:

I'm not sure where you're getting that this was supposed to be one of the most cathartic moments in the whole series. Not from the books, since it hasn't happened there. Not from the series, since it is not a cathartic series.

I think that scene very much went for a "gently caress yeah" moment and it fell completely loving flat on its rear end and I hated it, but I also hated most of that last season so maybe it's just not for me. GRRM obviously is incapable of writing a new book, but in the past from my perspective he can pull off way more dramatic gravitas than the showrunners can.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Mu Zeta posted:

Like, grow up.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009




Only if they include Walter the Wobot.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



The very last episode of Legion was the low point of the show, but the preceding one or two episodes (whichever one had the Bolero scene in it) was the absolute best episode of that season, so I don't agree that it had an overall decline.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



The past episode was maybe a series best, or at least top 2. I continue to be impressed by how loving good that show is.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Hughmoris posted:

Does the daughter continue to be the worst part of The Leftovers? The teen drama really weighs the show down... Two more episodes to go in the first season.

No.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Pop-o-Matic Trouble posted:

I'm rewatching seasons 3 & 4 of OITNB in preparation for the new season, and I gotta say, I really hope Piper Chapman dies in season 5.

I hope the whole show dies after that loving embarrassing subplot with the PTSD guard in the last season.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



I don't need a 2 hour video to tell me Sherlock is dumb garbage, that last episode with his sister was just a straight up fuckin superhero movie and had nothing to do with the actual literary character. I still find it to be pretty entertaining though.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



American Gods is better off for not focusing on the plot IMO (this was maybe the best episode of the season), but it's probably going to hurt the show in the long run.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Escobarbarian posted:

snik snik

OITNB's latest season is its best since the second at least. Some awkward stuff in the early episodes but it gets real good towards the end of the first half.

I just started it and I hope you're right. Goddamn that last season was atrocious.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



I love Watchmen and hated the movie, but I don't think it's unadaptable. Just has to have more of a understanding of what it's actually about. After Leftovers I will follow Lindelof anywhere.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



pentyne posted:

So after several years of binging Twin Peaks season 1 in a mad fever dream of mystery and confusion I'm finally going to watch season 2 before I start checking out the revival. It's been mentioned several times before but I think it was recommended that you skip the back half of S2 and just watch Fire Walk With Me (and also check out the Twin Peaks-esque episode of Pysch) instead. Any other good ideas on watching order?

I would recommend against skipping anything. The show falls off the rails in terms of tone and a few storylines are entirely pointless but there's still plenty of enjoyment to find (especially involving Gordon Cole), and skipping the mid-season 2 episodes will probably lessen your enjoyment of the finale which should not be skipped under ANY circumstances.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Inhumans in the comics are basically Cronenberg's X-Men, so my issue is just that it looks way too sterile and conventional. In the wake of something like Legion, it's just disappointing to see them take such a safe approach, but who knows. I hope it's good.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Castlevania was pretty good.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



It is IMO! It's clearly low budget but the writing is surprisingly strong and the performances are good. It seems like they were just given enough money to produce a movie length feature but then they split it into 4 episodes for whatever reason. I'm glad they get to make more. Hope they get some music in there though.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



DivisionPost posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGomupAJBxo

Man, that first full week of September is going to be some good poo poo. Before this drops on the 10th, we'll have BoJack season 4 on the 8th and You're the Worst Season 4 on the 6th.

I would trust David Simon but man that does not look good. Who the gently caress are you trying to kid with that mustache, James Franco.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Looten Plunder posted:

How are people not excited for an HBO show in the 70s Porn Industry though? What's not to love about Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll?

Vinyl had that and no one cared. For whatever reason 70s period pieces are rarely that exciting.

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Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Arist posted:

The Get Down


Hakkesshu posted:

no one cared

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