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Cosumar
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Postby Cosumar » Mon Apr 18, 2022 4:22 pm

Just finished Severance on Apple TV+

It's a little slow to get going, but the concept is a mindfuck and it builds up tension super well to the end of the season. The last episode is one of the best episodes of TV I've watched in years. Can't wait for Season 2 already.

FFO: near-future tech-dystopian shows like Black Mirror
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Postby The Black Forrest » Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:24 am

Midnight Mass. A mini-series and damn it was good. Probably the best horror for the year.
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Postby Narland » Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:09 am

We binge-watched "From" TV Show on Epix (US).. 1st season 10 episodes for the last 3 days.

It appears to be a Neo-Jungian Horror (more mythic fantasy so far than sci-fi). Influences by Lost and Fringe and a contemporary French horror whose name escapes me are evident. "From" is surprisingly entrancing. It would make a fine RPG (both traditional and computer). It is reminiscent of mixes from various Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Rod Starling's Night Gallery episodes.

The up side is that the story is a great hook, and one can easily overlook the low budget. The setting is chilling and intriguing. The characters tend to be narcissistic, petty, deeply flawed and deliberately unlikable, so we were rooting for the least likable characters to not die the quickest. There is a lot of room for character development, and a lot of questions to be answered.

Down side is that there are spots of poor acting. The scriptwriters while mostly able to tell a good story, seem to only have a rudimentary understanding of group dynamics within self-governing societies under duress, unless they expect all the characters to get killed (which is possible). Some of the actions seemed less plausible but still within an acceptable suspension of disbelief. considering. That being said, are they ants in a bottle, brains in a canister sharing the same consciousness, connected souls on a accidental journey, or cattle in a feedlot, or a mix?

The theme song was a creepy version of Que Sera Sera which seems fitting.

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Postby Senkaku » Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:14 pm

Lot of content in the last three days or so: Everything Everywhere All At Once is probably the best or at least top five movies I remember seeing in my life; Russian Doll Season 2 seemed like it had so much potential to be super interesting but had minimal payoff and left me disappointed but still wanting another season; forgot how incredible Ozark Season 2 is and how much Laura Linney’s portrayal of Wendy has grown since then
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Postby The Rich Port » Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:15 pm

Breaking Bad. Couple years too late but yeah :P

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Postby Ellbonnia » Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:34 pm

My family got me hooked on Better Call Saul recently. Better late than never, I suppose.

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Postby Snow Bird-Worldism Crash » Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:00 am

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Postby Hrvada » Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:13 am

Chris Chan: A Comprehensive History. I've been binging episodes since Friday night.
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Postby Fyddin » Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:20 am

A nice show called Letterkenny, really funny and the shows almost educational in the Canadian dialect
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Postby Riam » Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:20 am

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Postby Articadia » Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:32 am

Stargirl! I'm currently watching it on HBO Max, it's a DC show. It isn't the best show out there, but it is a fun watch.

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Postby Snow Bird-Worldism Crash » Mon May 02, 2022 1:25 am

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Postby Nova Universo » Wed May 04, 2022 7:55 am

«C'est comme ça que je t'aime». A Canadian French comedy-drama-crime series. A clique of married couples living in 1970s affluent suburbia. First came the cheating, then the shooting and finally it became a free-for-all that resulted in this unassuming group becoming gangland bosses.

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Postby Senkaku » Wed May 04, 2022 8:04 pm

Senkaku wrote:Lot of content in the last three days or so: Everything Everywhere All At Once is probably the best or at least top five movies I remember seeing in my life; Russian Doll Season 2 seemed like it had so much potential to be super interesting but had minimal payoff and left me disappointed but still wanting another season; forgot how incredible Ozark Season 2 is and how much Laura Linney’s portrayal of Wendy has grown since then

Ozark S4 finale kinda whiffed ngl. New season of Barry has been great so far though, although already more genuinely disturbing I think even compared to its usual baseline, makes me kind of scared of Bill Hader
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Postby Snow Bird-Worldism Crash » Sat May 07, 2022 4:19 pm

Seinfeld (1989-1998), "The Good Samaritan" (1992)
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Postby Bendicion » Sun May 08, 2022 7:58 am

Been watching Spy Family. I absolutely love Yor!
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Postby Adab » Thu May 12, 2022 10:26 am

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Postby Lincolnite States » Thu May 12, 2022 6:35 pm

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Postby Elvatoes » Sat May 21, 2022 8:00 am

i'm watching a video by pyrocynical called "The Second Best Game You Never Played"
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Postby Seangoli » Sun May 22, 2022 12:21 pm

The Black Forrest wrote:Midnight Mass. A mini-series and damn it was good. Probably the best horror for the year.

Midnight Mass is one of the best horror shows put out in a long time. It takes some *very* cliche ideas, and yet found a remarkably fresh take on the subject. Its ending is absolutely amazing. Flannigan is really good at making old ideas feel new and unique.

Also, third season of Love Death + Robots is out, and I binged it hard. Honestly just as good as the first season, and I can't think of a single miss in the season. Jibaro in particular, however, was absolutely phenomenal as a short story told through visuals and sound only. Its rare for a short story to be able to let you know everything you need to know about the world, the characters, and their motivations without a single line of dialogue or text, however Jibaro really swing for the fences and was memlsmerizong.

I was cool on the second season, and frankly none of the episodes were particularly stand out or overly memorable like with the first. This season, however, had the feeling that every episode had a lot going for them.
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Postby Soviet Progonya » Thu May 26, 2022 7:22 am

Elvatoes wrote:i'm watching a video by pyrocynical called "The Second Best Game You Never Played"

I need to get to that
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I know I'm late to the Party but I'm watching breaking bad and loving it
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Making an FNF mod, don't care if I'm cringe,
Absolutely in love with the game Iron Lung,
Two months on Chad Position circa 24/03,
Late to the party but loving Breaking Bad
A post-apocalyptic nation located entirely within a megastructure amidst a burning Earth, in a world where reality barely holds together and magic arises from the cracks.

Innatist with a side of virtue epistemology, slightly utilitarian with hedonist characteristics, not smart enough to understand economics

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Postby Snow Bird-Worldism Crash » Mon May 30, 2022 11:46 pm

Gaslit, "Tuffy" (2022)
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Postby Fidimouni » Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:14 am

Heartstopper. is a good show, really.
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Postby Prima Scriptura » Wed Jun 01, 2022 6:58 pm

I’ve been watching season 1 of Married with Children. The tone of the show then was different compared to latter seasons. Al & Peggy’s relationship wasn’t as toxic
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