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LN78

@JohnnyShoulder I think I will. I'm going to be paying out for Amazon Prime (which I hate) when "The Expanse" comes out so I'll catch up with it then.

LN78

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JohnnyShoulder

@LN78 Same here with Prime, I will probs go for it once I've finished Legion and my current NOW TV sub expires next month. The one day delivery thing is good and all but I know some people rely it far too much, and some of the couriers they use are a bit unreliable on weekends.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Just got to the end of Episode 4 of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

... Yeah I'm f£#@$&g loving this! That entire sequence with the Hunter at the end is so darn cool! Suprised he's voiced by that Yorkshire bloke who voices the Dacia car adverts

I know the film is pretty dark at times, but the fact the series keeps comes up saying it's only a PG at the beginning feels a bit wrong. There's some pretty dark events in this! Like the end of episode 2 with the peeper beatle and The Scientist!

It almost feels like Game Of Thrones but with puppets!

... Also Deet is adorkable. Just had to add that lol

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Tjuz

@JohnnyShoulder Have you watched Doom Patrol? It's another one of DC Universe's shows, and I thought it was very entertaining. Great characters, constantly inventive with it's structure and some really good acting to boot, especially from Diane Guerrero. I'd definitely recommend it if you're into that sort of thing. I haven't seen Titans personally, but judging from what I've seen in promo material Doom Patrol has a darker tone however.

Tjuz

JohnnyShoulder

@Tjuz I heard people mention that but have never checked it out, but will do now. Cheers!

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy The film was always something that freaked me out a bit when I saw it as a kid. I wonder what kids these days make of it, would they be able to get past the puppets being mainly brought up on cgi and animation?

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

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KALofKRYPTON

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy
Not sure if you're there yet, but a particular bit of dialogue from Deet had me and the Mrs actually laughing: Seladon (I think): "When was the last time you washed your hands?" Deet: "Why would I 'wash' my hands." It was a just really nice, character appropriate moment that could easily have been left out.

@Tjuz Titans is pretty far from being great. It's difficult to recommend and it's certainly an inferior show to Doom Patrol. I'm hoping the second season matures a bit - because the first is journeyman-like 'gritty' and extremely adolescent in the scripting. DP is darker in the general themes of the show as a whole, and wears those themes very well - but Titans never wants you to forget that it's 'not for kids'.

I hear really good things about Swamp Thing too.

@JohnnyShoulder For my money, it'll very much depend on the kid. If they have parents who grew up loving The Dark Crystal, I'd say they're going to be a lot more open to the show in general concept as well as production style.

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

I got to the end of Episode six last night @KALofKRYPTON so I had seen that bit! (Episode 5 i think) I definitely chuckled at that part! 😁

That's a very good point @JohnnyShoulder .

Considering that some of the reviews (like the guardian one) couldn't get past that it was puppets cus thier feet didn't touch the ground and saying that the fight was ridiculous.

I hope actual children can get some wonder then that moody git couldn't lol

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KALofKRYPTON

Daniel Henney cast as Lan in The Wheel of Time Amazon series! I can totally see it!

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Tjuz

@KALofKRYPTON That's honestly what I expected Titans to be like judging from all the promotional material. A step up from the CW superheroes, but still nowhere near "prestige" television. I hope that for people who are following the show it will follow in the footsteps of Doom Patrol a little in it's sophomore season. I've heard great things about Swamp Thing too and was initially interested. It's a shame about that whole funding fiasco resulting in it's immediate cancellation and episode count being cut short.

Tjuz

KratosMD

I was so glad to wake up to a new season of Terrace House on Netflix today! I've been waiting all year for a new one, this seriously made my day. After having watched the first episode, I'm happy to say that the season is off to an amazing start. This is in contrast to the previous season where two of the members really didn't contribute anything meaningful to the show for its first part. Now it feels like a usual Terrace House season with wonderful and likeable members all around. Looking forward to watching the rest of the first part!

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KALofKRYPTON

Urgh, saw more of the Wheel of Time casting... #diversitythatmakesnosense

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KratosMD

Currently watching Kingdom on Netflix which is a Korean show that takes place during medieval Korea where a zombie outbreak has occurred. On paper it doesn't sound all that interesting but after watching the first episode I was immediately hooked. I think the fact that the show has both a foreign and historical setting has contributed to my interest since I don't know much about Korea or its history. Moreover, the characters are all so well-crafted and interesting. I'm actually kinda surprised of how much I like the protagonist since at start he didn't feel any different from the typical "hero protagonist" but over time he becomes really likeable.

So if you're looking for a different kind of TV show that's only 6 episodes long then I recommend watching this one.

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

You know the kinda woman who's ready to head to work at 7am? Only to turn on the PS4 cus she's got nothing better to do and an hour later she's still on it, fighting the Nameless King for the twentieth and needs to be at work in twenty mintues?

The kinda woman who can't remember her own phone number but can remember the pokémon opening song despite she hasn't heard it in like eighteen years?

That's me... My Name Is E- Scotchy.

And I'm (re)watching My Name Is Earl


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I'm not terribly into a lot of american TV, but hell do I love this show (...Well the first two seasons at least, haven't seen the fourth (and final) season either).

Jason Lee is really something in the title role as Earl Hickey, a reformed criminal going through a list of all the bad things he's ever done due thanks to getting run over after winning $100,000, getting divorved from his cheating wife in his hospital bed and learning about Karma from the hospital tv while on a morphine drip.

He's not the sharpest knife in the drawer but he surprisingly has a whole lotta heart form over the series.

Yeah he has done a whole lot of crap... Stealing a disabled woman's car (and fake leg), letting a friend take the fall for a crime he committed, strangling a foreign exchange student when he was a kid are just a few of the things he needs to right.

But he's ridiculously earnest about mending his ways and honestly quite surprised Jason Lee never got anything for his performance. Or at least some more roles in tv and film...

Ethan Suplee is also pretty good as Randy Hickey, Earl's dimmer brother who ventures with and helps him with the list. Though there's a bit of off writing in the third season that makes him thicker then two short planks...

Jaime Pressly meanwhile is a whole heap of fun as Joy Turner, Earl's ex wife. Yeah she's absolutely crazy and a terrible person. But I can't help but love her despite all of that and Jaime Pressly absolutely sells the role, She definitely desvered that Emmy win!

Not to mention Eddie Steeples as Darnell Turner (or Crabman) is a delight as the most intelligent of the bunch of misfits and Nadine Velazquez as Catalina, the maid at the motel who becomes friends with Earl and Randy, rounds off the group rathet well.

Plus there's some great side characters like Kenny James, the first person Earl helps, Patty the daytime... lady of the evening, Donny Jones, Earl's rather crazy friend.

There's also a whole bunch of cameos like Burt Renolds as Chubby Sr, Timothy Olyphant as Billy Creed, Beau Bridges as Earl and Randy's Dad plus Jon Favreau, a young Chloe Grace Mortez, Michael Peña, Sean Austin, John Leguizamo, Judy Greer and Christian Slater to name a few others

Yeah each episode may focus on one item on his list and obviously the framing of the show is Earl learning a lesson and the errors of his ways... But seeing as that's the whole point of the show with Earl bettering himself it doesn't feel as forced as it could be like in other tv programmes.

The first two seasons are great and I'd wholeheartedly reccomend people giving the show a try if they can.

Third season is rather iffy due to a change of circumstances at the end of the second season. It also took place as the writer's guild strikes happened ten years or so ago... Still doesn't excuse the writing taking a swan dive. The whole meta commentary on classic sitcoms isn't funny when you have to sit through like ten minutes of it each episode for like seven episodes...

I've heard the fourth season is much better and a return to form but... Never seen it and apparently Fox cancelled it on a cliffhanger of all things.

I'll catch it sometime soon... Pretty sure I said that last time I booted up my DVD's two years ago lol

Just thought I'd share what I was watching... I'm totally not working on a review for the Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance either 😅

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