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bloom
Feb 25, 2017

YOSPOS


Fartbox posted:

Well, it appears to be a bear. Just a very angry, agile bear with a clear mission to kill people. Possibly fueled by demonic angst. They also shot it with a cannon and it survived

Spoilers for legitimately obtained episodes released ahead of schedule: I'm no bear-ologist but I'm pretty sure the head doesn't look right. Then again the CGI for it is pretty bad so I can't be sure what the intention is. Not having read the book, my guess is some kinda spirit bear that's out of control because Lady Silence couldn't go through with cutting out her own tongue.

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Phi230
Feb 2, 2016

There all is aching


Tuunbaq says get off the ice

GreyjoyBastard
Mar 28, 2010



Snuffman posted:

So this is just one season? Cause I've read the book and I'm not sure more that one season of "Misery on Ice" will work.

Also, where's my Hyperion Cantos mini-series?

you know, i knew the name "Dan Simmons" sounded familiar

jfood
Jan 21, 2015


they literally name the loving thing as a force of nature, something beyond, in the shaman's death scene with lady silence.

Toxic Fart Syndrome
Jul 2, 2006

"TELL ME HOW TO GET PIG SEMEN OUT OF SUEDE" Club soda, fucktard.

I have enjoyed how they are cleaving more realistically. The bear dragging 'lil Buddy to the firepit was probably the silliest part, and even that isn't out of the realm of the possible.

I mean, I think it is pretty clear they are going to go in an increasingly supernatural direction as the show wears on, but I wouldn't be sorry if it maintained this level of campiness and tried to tell a mostly realistic tale with one terrifyingly intelligent bear. If they had left out the bit with it dropping off the seal, one could almost imagine the bear was starving and going mad as it tried to stalk and eat some sailors. The actors certainly don't seem to realize they are in a horror series, yet. I loved the beat after Sir John berates Crozier, and you can see Crozier struggle to come up with better words, or maybe even a retaliatory insult. That was an amazingly well-performed scene with two phenomenal actors!

Phi230
Feb 2, 2016

There all is aching


In the book they deal with Tuunbaq in a very...British way. No lovecraftian losing your mind and babbling like a loonie. No gothic "hair turns white and you go mad."

Evil spirit bear? Well by God you Hold Fast with a stiff upper lip.

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013


Toxic Fart Syndrome posted:

The actors certainly don't seem to realize they are in a horror series, yet. I loved the beat after Sir John berates Crozier, and you can see Crozier struggle to come up with better words, or maybe even a retaliatory insult. That was an amazingly well-performed scene with two phenomenal actors!

Wait, what? You're not arguing that once an actor realises they're in a horror series they'll just start phoning it in?

Toxic Fart Syndrome
Jul 2, 2006

"TELL ME HOW TO GET PIG SEMEN OUT OF SUEDE" Club soda, fucktard.

Open Source Idiom posted:

Wait, what? You're not arguing that once an actor realises they're in a horror series they'll just start phoning it in?

Naw, I meant that it would have been very easy to write the parts as campy caricatures, but I think they have done a bang up job of making these fully realized persons.

George H.W. Cunt
Oct 6, 2010


I like the bit with Sir John's last alive thoughts being Crozier cozying up to his niece. Of all the things to have run through your mind at the time of death and its that.

George H.W. Cunt fucked around with this message at Apr 7, 2018 around 06:42

Damo
Nov 8, 2002

The second-generation Pontiac Sunbird, introduced by the automaker for the 1982 model year as the J2000, was built to be an inexpensive and fuel-efficient front-wheel-drive commuter car capable of seating five.

The Great Twist

This show is very good, and while I am glad we got like 5 episodes within a week, I am also sad there won't be anymore maybe until like the 23rd.

Hugh G. Rectum
Mar 1, 2011



What's the deal with ABC Premiere, do they really have all the episodes available to stream already?

Quixotic1
Jul 25, 2007


Having never read the book I'll be sad if Goodsir dies. Who am I kidding he's definitely either going to go crazy or bites it.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Quixotic1 posted:

Having never read the book I'll be sad if Goodsir dies. Who am I kidding he's definitely either going to go crazy or bites it.

He's one of my favorite characters

Toxic Fart Syndrome
Jul 2, 2006

"TELL ME HOW TO GET PIG SEMEN OUT OF SUEDE" Club soda, fucktard.

Hugh G. Rectum posted:

What's the deal with ABC Premiere, do they really have all the episodes available to stream already?

Supposedly, but you have to have Comcast to get it. I was going to shell the $5, but I don't have Comcast.

If anyone does have AMC Premier, you should be able to binge all 10 episodes, according to what I've read.

a mysterious cloak
Apr 5, 2003

Leave me alone, dad, I'm with my friends!


Liking the series, but kind of wish they'd gone more man vs nature instead of vs ghost bear.

The scenes where they're experiencing the desolation are my favorites by far. The cairn scene... chilling. They may as well have been on another planet.

Other than that, series is good and I wish Sir John and his perfect white stockinged leg was around for more of it.

Fartbox
Apr 27, 2017


He will return

as GHOST SIR JOHN

Damo
Nov 8, 2002

The second-generation Pontiac Sunbird, introduced by the automaker for the 1982 model year as the J2000, was built to be an inexpensive and fuel-efficient front-wheel-drive commuter car capable of seating five.

The Great Twist

Bravely brave sir John

Labes for days
Dec 14, 2010

His third chybut sack swelled.


Fartbox posted:

He will return

as GHOST SIR JOHN

If his ghost isn't just a fancy talking leg it can GTFO

MOVIE MAJICK
Jan 4, 2012



Can I stream this?

Lord Sexatron
Aug 1, 2003


MOVIE MAJICK posted:

Can I stream this?

Amazon is charging 25 bucks for the whole season; and if this cursory google search is correct, the premium AMC thing is only available to Comcast customers but its 5 bucks for a month.

Jikes
Dec 18, 2005


Milo and POTUS posted:

He's one of my favorite characters

Goodsir in the series is a big improvement on Goodsir in the book, imo, he's less of a cardboard cutout. So far it seems like most of the changes from the book to the screen have been improvements.

withak
Jan 15, 2003
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Fun Shoe

FWIW back

CODChimera posted:

I wasn't too sure how heavy they were going to go with the supernatural elements and if it was just going to be a bear attacking them or some sort of monster.

By episode 3 it's clearly not just a bear, shouldn't need to spoiler that...

Back when I read the book I thought for some reason that it was nonfiction and was expecting a rational explanation for everything up until the very end.

BlackJosh
Sep 25, 2007


withak posted:

FWIW back


Back when I read the book I thought for some reason that it was nonfiction and was expecting a rational explanation for everything up until the very end.

The book presents everything in a very rational way and some of the most horrifying scenes in it have nothing to do with the crazy monster at all. That book really makes you feel COLD.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Ghost bear owns because Inuit mythology is super underutilized and badass.

bloom
Feb 25, 2017

YOSPOS


Fartbox posted:

He will return

as GHOST SIR JOHN

10 years later a british ship is sailing along the coast and see Sir John hitchhiking on the shore. Instead of going back to Britain, he retires from the navy and becomes a lumberjack.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Photoshop his face on the leg

Labes for days
Dec 14, 2010

His third chybut sack swelled.


Milo and POTUS posted:

Photoshop his face on the leg

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Oh I guess the episodes leaked because Amazon Prime Japan or something put them online. According to Wikipedia, the rest of the series will be online tomorrow?

Labes for days
Dec 14, 2010

His third chybut sack swelled.




Leaked image of Fitzjames vs Tuunbaq.

Octy
Apr 1, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 7 days!


Bugger me, I find this show to be unbearable to watch. It's not so much the violence, but the implied, always unexpected threat and the creeping claustrophobia of being trapped by the ice. But then, I've spoken to others about this show and none of them find it remotely scary.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Octy posted:

Bugger me, I find this show to be unbearable to watch. It's not so much the violence, but the implied, always unexpected threat and the creeping claustrophobia of being trapped by the ice. But then, I've spoken to others about this show and none of them find it remotely scary.

I wouldn't say it's scary per se, but there's definitely a constant sense of dread that can be overwhelming. I think it would probably be too much if every character wasn't like "well that's what we signed up for, stiff upper lip boyos".

Quixotic1
Jul 25, 2007


Octy posted:

Bugger me, I find this show to be unbearable to watch. It's not so much the violence, but the implied, always unexpected threat and the creeping claustrophobia of being trapped by the ice. But then, I've spoken to others about this show and none of them find it remotely scary.

The scene of Sir John waking due to the ships stillness and then looking fore and aft and seeing only a solid white featureless expanse in either direction sent a shiver down my spine.

Shitenshi
Mar 12, 2013


That dude with his brain sticking out is legit more grody than anything the Walking Dead has poo poo out recently.

Shitenshi
Mar 12, 2013


poo poo son, Crozier sure don't gently caress around. Reminds me of the torture scene from 2006 Casino Royale. My guess is that Hickey is the first one to go full cannibal. And the description of the "bear" reminds me of a skinwalker.

Toxic Fart Syndrome
Jul 2, 2006

"TELL ME HOW TO GET PIG SEMEN OUT OF SUEDE" Club soda, fucktard.

drat this show is so good but I ed at the giant bear with the rageface. That took me out of it for about 0.8 seconds but that rear end whooping...

No thank you, sir.

el oso
Feb 18, 2005

phew, for a minute there i lost myself


Loved the book, love the show. The changes they've made to adapt to TV have mostly been good and the casting has been great.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Octy posted:

Bugger me, I find this show to be unbearable to watch. It's not so much the violence, but the implied, always unexpected threat and the creeping claustrophobia of being trapped by the ice. But then, I've spoken to others about this show and none of them find it remotely scary.

Everytime you get scared think about Sir John's leg.

Quixotic1
Jul 25, 2007


May I also add this show makes me want to find out more of the sailor terminology and tech of the era. For example, double steering wheels with one guy in-between them, covered entrances to get below deck, and the whole discussion about what the dog's rank was was tops when I saw a chart somewhere that shows what a mess rankings was back then.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Quixotic1 posted:

May I also add this show makes me want to find out more of the sailor terminology and tech of the era. For example, double steering wheels with one guy in-between them, covered entrances to get below deck, and the whole discussion about what the dog's rank was was tops when I saw a chart somewhere that shows what a mess rankings was back then.

It's a bit earlier obviously, but the whole Aubrey-Maturin novel series (of which Master & Commander is a part, good movie also) is a crash course in all this.

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Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Be forewarned: things are not remotely pronounced like they're spelled

e: Yeah, I peeked but oh my god. Oh my loving god.

Milo and POTUS fucked around with this message at Apr 10, 2018 around 10:19

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