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nessisonett

@LN78 I actually enjoyed elements of the adaptation of Y: The Last Man such as the more complicated grey areas with regards to trans men given the difference in the world between 2002 and now. The comics are great even if they have aged a little bit, but I always kinda knew they were practically unfilmable. The tone which works so well in the comics might come across a bit crass on TV so I understand why they made it a bit more serious. I also think the guy who played Yorick was decent even if it was a bit hard to understand why we were supposed to care about him with such little growth due to it being cancelled. Something about it just didn’t work. Maybe it was the overly serious tone, maybe it was the fact we’ve seen a million post-apocalyptic stories before. It could have had something really interesting to say but I honestly don’t think the TV world is ready for it.

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LN78

@nessisonett Yeah - "Y' was in and out of various incarnations of production for about a decade. It's no small surprise that they couldn't really decide where they wanted it to be, tonally speaking. It just ended up being a complete nothing burger.

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nessisonett

@LN78 Yep, the ‘formula’ they settled on of Yorick meeting somebody, spending an episode with them and then moving on just did not work on TV. There was basically nothing moving forward after each episode so you felt as if you’d had the TV equivalent of Special K. Dust with the occasional freeze-dried strawberry.

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Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

LN78

That was the formula for most American network action/adventure shows during the late 70's and early 80's. Maybe they thought it was due for a revival.

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nessisonett

@LN78 I think the issue is probably that’s it’s a far too interesting world and setting for that format to really do it justice.

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Voltan

Halo - mostly meh, ok at best, unfortunately

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BearsEatBeets

Any other Love, Death & Robots fans out there. I'm not always a fan of the stories but even then there is usually something to enjoy from a visual standpoint and they're all pretty short anyway.
I think 'Bad Travelling' was my favourite this season for both storytelling and visual. 'Three Robots' was entertaining again and 'NIGHT OF THE MINI DEAD' was certainly novel and fun. The later almost looked like it could have been an intro cinematic for Dead Nation.
I've long had an interest in animation and think Blur Studio has done some very impressive stuff. They've done plenty for the games industry with their Elder Scrolls work being my favourites. They could probably make an epic film out of those.

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MightyDemon82

@BearsEatBeets I'm a fan. I would like a bit more variety in the types of animation, as it's very heavy on the life like CGI where as I'd love to see more hand drawn and stop motion stuff. As it stands though it's a neat series.

MightyDemon82

BearsEatBeets

@MightyDemon82 I suppose with it seemingly being centered around Blur Studio, CGI is their area of expertise. I feel there is quite a variety of visual styles within the CGI ones though. I'd be curious to see behind the scenes of how some of them are made.

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MightyDemon82

@BearsEatBeets I do agree that the CGI ones differ enough in style so that they don't all look the same.

I was always hoping that The Goon movie they were going to be working on with Fincher would come to fruition as I love Eric Powell's comics the short they did looked amazing. Guess it's stuck in development hell!

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LN78

Anybody watching "Better Call Saul"? That mid-season cliffhanger was bloody magnificent.

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JohnnyShoulder

Used to love Brass Eye back in the day. Probably would not get green lit these days, but it was very surreal. Seem to remember it was on quite late and used to catch it after I got home after being out on the sauce.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

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nessisonett

@JohnnyShoulder The best thing about Brass Eye is that it makes fun of the media around controversial topics rather than picking at the low hanging fruit. Like the whole ‘Gay News’ segment could have aged terribly but instead it pokes fun at mainstream media’s awful attempts at appealing to gay folks. Sutcliffe the Musical as well, the subject of the joke isn’t Peter Sutcliffe, it’s theatre companies making all those Holocaust and Jack The Ripper musicals and other slightly tasteless plays with glitz and glamour.

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Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

JohnnyShoulder

@nessisonett Yeah exactly! That is kinda Chris Morris' niche, and did similar things with the film Four Lions and the inept plans of the guys to what they are trying to become.

Admittedly I did think Brass Eye was an actual topical news show at first and took me a couple of episodes to realise it was satirical! 😂

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

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RogerRoger

@JohnnyShoulder @nessisonett Not every segment worked as well as their most (in)famous ones, but there are some real instances of genius in Brass Eye. I think the Cake campaign was brilliant.

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RR529

Finished up season 1 of the Man in the High Castle last night.

Really interesting alternate history drama overall, though it looks like they may be going a bit more fantastical with it than I had imagined going in, with a character seemingly travelling to the "real world" from their reality in the last moments of the final episode. Though I guess it's not that surprising given the existence of the tapes. Looking forward to see where it goes.

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BearsEatBeets

Watched the first 3 episodes of Stranger Things last night and loving it so far. Each episode being about an hour and 15 mins stopped me from watching another into the early hours. I'm tempted to get another one in now but don't want to get too involved and miss the Champions League build-up.

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LN78

@BearsEatBeets I was tempted to buy another month of Netflix to watch it but then I read that they'd split the season to maximise revenue. I hate it when they do that. I'll buy back in whenever the second chunk releases and binge the whole enchilada.

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BearsEatBeets

@LN78 Apparently the second part comes out early July so not too long to wait. I've pondered getting all the exclusive stuff in my watchlist viewed asap then cancel it for a while. Then just dip back in when the big stuff releases.

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LN78

@BearsEatBeets I think that'll probably cross over with the second half of the final season of "Better Call Saul". That would be a good result.

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