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RR529

Kantaro: the Sweet Tooth Salaryman (Netflix original) - Japanese comedy series that follows the exploits of a book salesman who works around his sales visits to play hooky to eat at sweet shops. He's perfected his technique to such perfection that he's actually the top salesman in the company, and thus everyone is out to discover his secret. It's actually pretty funny.

ReBoot: the Guardian Code (Netflix original) - In the age of the reboot it was only a matter of time until ReBoot got the treatment (and a bit ironic), but it widely misses the mark. They largely cast aside the cast of the original series (though they do pop up, bringing the series some of it's only good moments), and instead focus on a group of real world high schoolers who are chosen to enter the digital realm and protect the internet as "next generation guardians" (it's essentially cyber Power Rangers). This means that roughly half of each episode is live action, which is not only disappointing considering the pedigree of the original series (it was the first fully CG TV program), but in practice these scenes are cheesy at best & boring at worst. Furthermore, even their cyber adventures are rather dull and lacking in scope. While in the original series each computer system was represented by a fully functioning city, here the locales are envisioned as single structures disperately floating in space (I.e. The UK's power grid system is just a small power station floating by itself). Even the citizens of cyberspace are completely robotic in nature (both in design and lack of personality). It's telling how lazy they were when you realize that only the imports from the original series (many of which only appear in the final episode) have facial animation (kind of ironic considering how "archaic" the main cast considers Mainframe, despite it being the most fully realized location shown off). Furthermore, the fact that they take a blatant potshot at the hardcore fanbase of the original series (which comes out of nowhere) probably kills whatever goodwill the show may have had going for it.

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RogerRoger

Watched the second and third episodes of Westworld's second season earlier.

I can't claim to be hooked yet. The writing has shifted from "genuinely clever" to "trying to sound genuinely clever" and there's a distinct feeling of everything being a tad unnecessary, that it's continuing a story that had a definite conclusion. I may be wrong, though. The first season spent five episodes constructing a story and then five episodes tearing it apart, and that payoff only worked in the context of the set-up, so I'm prepared to wait it out.

If things don't start clicking around in a couple weeks, though, I'll be worried because it'll rub some of the shine from the near-perfect first season.

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KratosMD

Finished watching the second season of Terrace House: Opening New Doors. It was so much better than the previous one. The annoying members left and more entertaining ones joined in their stead. Moreover, there were actually more stuff going on in the episodes, instead of people just talking about random stuff all the time like in season 1.

Overall, great season. Looking forward to the next one.

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WanderingBullet

Pre-ordered Avatar - The Last Airbender: The Complete Series (Blu-ray). Great series!

Huntin' monsters erryday.

Tasuki

So started watching this seeasons Arrow now that it's on Netflix here in the States. So far kinda a mixed bag. Don't get me wrong I am enjoying it but it's really nothing new. It seems that the more this show goes on the quicker they run out of ideas for it. After Arrow I plan to watch Flash, then Legends, then Supergirl and finally @KratosMD I will get to season 2 of Riverdale.

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KratosMD

@Tasuki Nice man! I still haven't finished watching season 2 because one of the later episodes is a musical one for some random reason and I just can't stand watching it. So my progression of the show has been temporarily halted at the moment.

Regardless, I look forward to hearing your thoughts of the season, even the first couple of episodes. I think the show has been absolutely amazing (at least up until the musical episode, lol).

Edited on by KratosMD

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Tasuki

@KratosMD So I made it half way through the second season of Riverdale and I am enjoying it alot. I finished the whole arc with the Black Hood and just like the first season had me guessing till the end. I also like seeing Jughead's change in this season as well. I am also really enjoying Hiram Lodge he's turning out to be one of those guys that you love to hate. I will agree with what I have heard and read that this season is turning out better then the last even though the last season was not bad at all. Everytime I start watching an episode I find myself binging on Riverdale lol. The last few times I didn't even want to go to sleep I wanted to keep watching it.

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KratosMD

@Tasuki Yeah this new season is really binge-worthy. It's nice that you can watch the episodes back to back, while we had to wait a week (sometimes even longer for some reason) for the next episode.

Hoping to get through the musical episode soon so I can continue with the good stuff.

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JohnnyShoulder

Although I tend not binge watch much stuff, admittedly it is better having the option to watch more than one episode a week. This is especially true when it comes to episodes that end on a cliffhanger, I much prefer not waiting a week (or longer if there is a mid season break) to find out what happens. I've noticed The Walking Dead is particularly guilty of this.

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Tasuki

@KratosMD So yeah made it through that musical episode and like you I wasn't a big fan of it definitely this season's weakest episode but it did have some good parts that moved this season's plot so I will give it that.

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KALofKRYPTON

My partner and I recently finished The Americans.

It really was finely crafted piece of television - and made even better by actually wrapping up in a satisfying ending.

It was shown on one of the itv channels here in the UK - so likely escaped a lot of people's notice, but I would heartily recommend it.

The 1980's cold war setting is largely wonderfully realised. It just 'is' - and much to its merit, it never feels like a gratuitous 80's nostalgia trip.

The characterisations are well rounded and the exploration of the roles and motivations of the incumbent KGB operatives and FBI agents is explored well. It is one of those dramas that is probably much closer to real life events than people might expect.

As a series, I would have loved The Americans to carry on, but it ended with grace and in keeping with the trajectory of the characters and backdrop of real world events.

Highly recommended.

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON I watched Season One on Blu-Ray, but then the subsequent seasons were only released on DVD over here, so I stopped getting them annually and decided to wait for the inevitable "Complete Blu-Ray Collection" once it ended.

Glad to hear I likely won't have long to wait, as what I saw of it was incredible.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger well whenever it arrives, you're in for a treat.

One the few consistently captivating shows I've watched.

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Tasuki

Finished Riverdale tonight and my God what a great ending to a great season. I will agree and say this season is better then the last ( not that the last was bad mind you) and the way they set things up for next season makes me kinda upset now that I have to wait a whole year for the next one. Easily one of my favorite shows.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger Have you seen the Trek news for the day? It's rather exciting.

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FullbringIchigo

@KALofKRYPTON yeah i shared it yesterday (UK time) although i completely forgot we had a TV thread so i posted it on the Chit-Chat one instead

EDIT: there are rumours going around that a new show would have Patrick Stewart in it (as a main or guest) so if that's true it would have to be a post Nemesis/Countdown series

Edited on by FullbringIchigo

Jeremy Brett is still the DEFINITIVE Sherlock

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KALofKRYPTON

@FullbringIchigo Yeah - I think the Destiny story would be a good fit, possibly a bit too ambitious though.

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON Thanks for the tag but yeah, @Fullbringlchigo had you beat. Exciting stuff, especially the Sir Patrick Stewart part! Makes for quite the early birthday present!

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KratosMD

Finished watching Jessica Jones S2. It started off rather dull but each episode became gradually better and it ended on a really high note. It's great to see that the Marvel shows are still interesting to watch.

And since Luke Cage S2 was released yesterday, it's time to watch that now!

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JohnnyShoulder

@KratosMD Cool, glad it turned out ok as I remember you saying you were finding it boring.

I'm watching all the Netflix Marvel stuff in chronological order so have still got Iron fist and the Defenders to watch before I get to that. Hopefully it won't go over to Disney's streaming service before I get round to it.

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