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nessisonett

Probably a tentative thumbs up for the Doctor Who tonight. It’s the first out of two parts so I’ll need to see how it plays out but it was a good, tense setup for next week’s finale.

Sutekh’s been a villain many have wanted back for years so they’re nice to see even if it was a bit drawn out towards the end to emphasise that yes they’re a big baddie as I imagine a lot of new fans haven’t seen Pyramids of Mars! The Susan Twist payoff is maybe not the greatest, ‘Sue Tech’ is proper ‘I am Lord Voldemort’ contrived BS, she seems to just be a red herring plant by Sutekh which I understand but isn’t as satisfying as it could be. Ruby’s mum, I still have no clue. Nice to see the Unit gang back though, love Mel too and super glad she’s the companion to get a second go, Bonnie Langford is mother.

Plumbing’s just Lego innit. Water Lego.

Trans rights are human rights.

Malaise

Anthracite.

Murder mystery set in the French Alps. A young woman's journalist father goes missing while investigating a cult from years past, and she sets out to find him.

Really enjoyed this one. The story didn't let go, the scenery was breathtaking, and the cast were an interesting bunch, particularly the lead actress. It definitely kept you guessing.

Malaise

LN78

I've been working my way through the "Miami Vice" blu-ray boxset. Having never seen the show before it's mostly exactly as I expected - an uber glossy, superficial (half the time it could be mistaken for a pop music video) and very entertaining slice of guest star filled Eighties (oh so Eighties) cop show goodness (Don Johnson is consistently excellent as the lead, Phillip Michael Thomas is consistently lousy as the sidekick and Edward James Olmos is so stoic that he consistently seems to be on pause as the rote gruff but fair lieutenant in charge) but then there's an episode like Season 2's "Out Where The Buses Don't Run" which could easily stand along side producer Michael Mann's classic movies of the era such as "Manhunter" or "Thief" - gritty, superbly written and ultimately quite moving. Wow - now I'm just hoping for more of the same as I get deeper into the series. And less Phil Collins on the soundtrack would also be good.

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FuriousMachine

Recently caught up with The Sandman on Netflix. I kept putting it off because a) I couldn't convince myself that it could possibly be good and b) seeing as it is a Netflix show I worried that it would be axed if it actually turned out to be good

I needn't have worried on either account, it was freakin' excellent and if it was cancelled after one season (it wasn't) it would have stood as a complete narrative with no big cliffhangers.
Now, I haven't read the comics since the first TPBs came out, so I can't really say how faithful this adaptation is, but it felt very right

Can anyone who enjoyed The Sandman and seen Dead Boy Detectives speak to the quality of the latter show?

Also, staying on Netflix, just started Arcane which I also found to be quite brilliant. I was told it was good, but I was still caught off guard by how enthralled I was with the first two episodes. Can hardly wait to see the more!

FuriousMachine

Malaise

The 8 Show
Eight unrelated individuals are lured into what they realise to be a social experiment of sorts where they both earn money by the minute and time by their exploits, thereby earning more money. As things get continually out of hand and they begin to become more unhinged, some wonder is it worth it anymore.

I liked this, reminded me a little of Squid Game. An interesting idea that didn't overstay its welcome.

3 Body Problem
A group of young scientists encounter a series of events set in motion years earlier, with the potential to change the earth forever.

Still not really sure how much I like this. There's no resolution, but a second season has been confirmed. I'd like to know how the story ends (hopefully it doesn't get dragged out) so I'll probably watch it.

Malaise

FuriousMachine

@Malaise I loved 3 Body Problem almost as much as I loved the truly epic books it is based on. Netflix gave them enough seasons to finish the adaptation (which probably means 2, max 3, more seasons, judging by what's left to be told) so there's no need to worry about "filler" episodes written simply to stretch it out.
Unless they drop the ball, I expect the rest to be truly special

FuriousMachine

MightyDemon82

Really enjoying the boys. This show is something else, I love how messed up it is. The latest episode of season 4 was great, Anthony Starr is just phenomenal as Homelander!

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sorteddan

@MightyDemon82

When Butcher started laying in to a pile of naked duplicates with a tyre iron in episode 2 I remembered why I love the show.

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“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

JohnnyShoulder

@sorteddan Ha yes I was thinking the same!

@MightyDemon82 It is good to have it back. Typically, it has faced some backlash online, but I shan't bore you with the details!

Life is more fun when you help people succeed, instead of wishing them to fail.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

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MightyDemon82

@JohnnyShoulder I'm aware haha, I'm just enjoying a great show. It's still not getting as much hate as Doctor Who and Star Wars though. It has a higher audience score than those two combined. Not that those matter in the grand scheme of things!

Watch what you want folks even if it's schlock.

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nessisonett

Doctor Who being a bit of a mess in the finale is par for the course, I genuinely cannot think of a recent finale that worked. Possibly have to go back to Capaldi? And even then, they go a bit too smart for their own good so it’s maybe the very first NewWho finale back in 05 as the only truly not messy one. Ncuti Gatwa’s excellent at least, he elevates even the scripts which aren’t as good. It was a series bookended by episodes I didn’t enjoy but there were some gems in the middle, just wish it was a whole lot more than 8 episodes so we got more time to actually connect with the characters.

Plumbing’s just Lego innit. Water Lego.

Trans rights are human rights.

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