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Postby Johnmcl7 » 30 Jun 2018, 00:11

The ghost nation episode was definitely the highlight for me as well
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I thought the actor was extremely good particularly when he finds his wife in cold storage and can't revive her it actually felt quite upsetting and made you forget these are just machines. I also liked that it filled in some of the blanks as I thought it was a bit annoying how the ghost nation hosts seemed immune to everything else but then it makes sense when you find they've become self aware already and the mazes that appeared in the first series weren't a coincidence after all.


Is that Luke Cage series 2? The first series is my favourite of the Marvel series but after Iron Fist, Defenders, Punisher and Jessica Jones series 2 all being disappointments I'm not rushing to the new Luke Cage.

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Postby Johnmcl7 » 14 Aug 2018, 01:14

Well finally watched the second series of Luke Cage and thought it was pretty poor, it starts off slow, never really builds up and then fizzles out at the end.

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I thought Mariah Stokes/Dillard was just awful and given how much she's in the series that's a real frustration. Her daughter spearheading an anti-science message was really poor with her promoting 'natural' medicines that can give people super powers and criticising GMO's plus the anti-vax message was loud and clear with Bushmaster's town supposedly been subject to lethal vaccinations.

The advantage of a TV series is they have much more time to develop the characters but this time they just didn't seem to know what they wanted to do as the 'anger' and daddy issues seemed out of place and by the end I was confused how the young guy in the barber shop felt betrayed by Cage after he'd told the main bad guys he couldn't be bought.

Oddly the cameo by the Iron Fist was actually quite good and hints perhaps the second season of that will be worth a go as Danny's more relaxed stance made him a lot less irritating than before. That said his appearance felt very token and it's a shame he wasn't in it for a bit longer when he was clearly needed, similarly no mention of Jessica Jones early on either when Cage was trying to find someone which would have been ideal for her. I kind of wish they hadn't bothered with the Defenders and instead spent a bit more effort having each of them cross over a bit more with each other.


Better Call Saul is back on although is week by week so no binge watching. After watching the first episode I'm keen to see the rest of the series.

Totally not based on Ras' recommendation I watched the first series of Final Space which was surprisingly good. When it started off I thought it was attempting to copy some of Rick and Morty as it's a fairly wacky sci-fi featuring Gary, a human who is trapped on a spaceship serving out a prison sentence but it quickly shows it has its own identity and some of the animation and audio is impressive.
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Postby EviL Ras » 03 Jan 2019, 23:36

Luther

3 out of 4 episodes. It's been on nightly this week. Holy crap it's been amazing if you're a Luther fan. And if you're not it's because you've never seen an episode.. bloody awesome!
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Postby EviL Ras » 06 Feb 2019, 01:09

The good place! Just finished season 2! And it certainly had a few moments that I had my crying! But had me laughing out loud too! Great and well worth a look!

Finished all 5 season of BoJack horseman too. It's dark, deep, and has some laugh out loud moments too! Really liked it. One episode gets 9.8 on IMDb and it deserves that score. It's amazing.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 08 Feb 2019, 03:59

I noticed Person of Interest was on Amazon Prime which oddly Netflix didn't have the final series for despite having the original four, the series was canned but the compromise was a fifth series half the length. It's extremely well rated but I thought it was quite rubbish as it had all got too serious where I'd liked the original series when it was quite simple and each episode they were simply trying to find if the targetted person was going to kill or be killed and stop it happening.

The Orville and Discovery go head to head this time in the UK unlike last year when Orville was shown months after Discovery. So far Orville seems to be continuing on from the end of the first season with less over the top silliness and a bit more serious but it's not worse for it and I've been looking forward to it each week. They seem to know that their target audience is the Star Trek crowd and don't shy away from it, I also like that they're a lot more creative with their alien species than Star Trek ever was and there's an unpredictability in the episode , they appear to be following an old trope then don't follow the predictable ending they appeared to be. It's great to see some Star Trek cameos as well with Robert Picardo {Voyager's EMH) and John Billinglsey (Enterprise's Doctor Phlox) both having a turn recently.

Discovery on the other hand just seems awful and I can't bring myself to watch the third episode. They've carried on with the same concept as the first series with one long storyline although the pace is glacially slow and unfortunately it once again features Michael Burnham and so far has ignored the rest of the crew bar Tilly who is almost as annoying as Burnham. Stammets and Saru have both been shoved to the sidelines and we still have no idea who that android is on the bridge, how well those sleek augmetics work on the crew member who'd been badly injured or any of the rest of the crew. The series also continues its jarring disconnect between having sophisticated technology one moment looking years ahead of Voyager then the next moment they remember it's supposed to be a prequel and chuck in an old red alert noise or similar. Although the first series was poor I did like some of the concepts but it feels it's time to give up on it.

In light of that I've been going back to Deep Space Nine which seems even better than it was previously although I think that's just because it highlights how poorly depicted the characters are on Discovery. The series is of course horribly dated and not just the CGI, it perhaps wasn't so bad on a low resolution fuzzy CRT but on a sharp HD display many of the outfits and set dressings just look really cheap. However it doesn't take long to see past that and appreciate the show which gets so many different aspects correct and in particular that not everything is black and white. I didn't realise it was all the way back to the first series when a Cardassian comes to the station for medical treatment and who turns out to have been a file clerk at a Cardassian labour camp where the Bajorans had been treated as slaves and regularly beaten and killed. Further investigation shows he wasn't the file clerk but actually the brutal leader in charge responsible for the appalling conditions for the Bajorans and once unmasked, he brags about what he'd done for his people and wished he'd been able to kill more Bajorans perfectly fitting the image of a despised Cardassian the Bajorans have. However as they investigate further yet they realise he is actually just the file clerk and he had cosmetic surgery to look like the leader. The confused Bajoran in charge then asks why he's done this and he briefly maintains his fascade until he realises it's done and he crumbles in front of her admitting he lay in bed covering his ears to keep out the screaming from the Bajorans and felt a terrible guilt that he could do nothing to stop it. He had the cosmetic surgery done in the hope he'd have a very public trial and execution which would force Cardassia to admit its guilt and move forward. It set a tone which would continue with it turning out the Federation had some dark secrets as well.

On a non sci-fi note I've been keen on the new series of Hunted which initially I just find annoying but it quickly gets me hooked and I'm disappointed it's down the last episode next week already.
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Postby EviL Ras » 09 Feb 2019, 23:43

Finshed season 3 of the good place. Well worth watching! its very funny and it has a heart!
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 02 Mar 2019, 16:51

Although I've heard nothing good about it I thought DC's Titans on Neflix was a pretty good watch, I never watched the original teen titans so I didn't have many preconceptions with it. It focuses on a teenager who is increasingly being chased by others and draws together several superheroes in turn who protect her including Dick Grayson who's left Batman and is now trying to leave behind his Robin identity as he can't control his violence with the mask on. It feels more part of the DC Universe rather than just pretending and while some of the CGI is pretty ropey, it felt more like a superhero series.

Also watched Umbrella Academy which is superb with a great concept and well filmed but don't want to say much about it to avoid spoiling any of it.
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Postby EviL Ras » 04 Mar 2019, 12:44

Yeah, got the umbrella academy downloaded and ready to watch! Just been a bit busy at the weekends at the moment, so might be a few weeks before i see it!
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Postby Replicant » 04 Mar 2019, 14:37

EviL Ras wrote:Source of the post The good place! Just finished season 2! And it certainly had a few moments that I had my crying! But had me laughing out loud too! Great and well worth a look!


I am mostly through Season 2 of The Good Place. A great programme although I would say Season 1 is much better than Season 2. It feels a bit errr bitty compared to number 1.

I have given up on Discovery after episode 3 of the current series. It just doesn't feel like Star Trek in any way possible other than name and some uniforms. I am looking forward to the new series of Mindhunter and Narcos. When they finally arrive.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 07 Mar 2019, 03:53

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EviL Ras wrote:Source of the post The good place! Just finished season 2! And it certainly had a few moments that I had my crying! But had me laughing out loud too! Great and well worth a look!


I am mostly through Season 2 of The Good Place. A great programme although I would say Season 1 is much better than Season 2. It feels a bit errr bitty compared to number 1.

I have given up on Discovery after episode 3 of the current series. It just doesn't feel like Star Trek in any way possible other than name and some uniforms. I am looking forward to the new series of Mindhunter and Narcos. When they finally arrive.


i agree about Discovery not feeling like Star Trek which I wouldn't mind if it was still a decent sci-fi series but I think it's an awful sci-fi series as well. Some people have defended it and pointed out that other Star Trek series have been poor in their early series which is true but there was always promise whereas I don't like the Discovery premise with its series long arcs but simplistic stories and focus on a single character.

I'm very much looking forward to a new series of Mindhunters as I thought the original one was excellent, is out soon?

Out of curiosity I watched Behind the Curve which is a Netlix documentary about flat earth and was close to giving up early on as it mostly focuses on flat earthers and doesn't spend any time disproving the claims being made. However as it goes on I appreciated what they were doing as rather than mock these people they were giving a good look at why these people come to believe in such a bizarre concept along with snippets from psychologists and scientists highlighting this is the sharp end of the science movement. Instead of mocking these people they need to be engaged with as otherwise they will be isolated further. They carry out a couple of experiments to prove the earth is actually flat and their reaction to the results was worth watching the documentary for.
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Postby EviL Ras » 12 Mar 2019, 17:55

The umbrella academy was excellent! we banged it out in 2 days being just a 10 hours series! Fancy getting the graphic novel now!

Did you see the writers have another out called Doom patrol? Getting 9/10 on imdb so far but only 4 eps out. i'll wait for the whole series.

Might give "russian doll" a go too.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 23 Mar 2019, 01:04

No-one has picked up Doom Patrol in the UK unfortunately which is a shame as I liked their part in Titans.

Love Death and Robots seems to have got a panning by critics but a lot of praise on social media, I've just watched it all and thought it was fantastic. The series is similar to the Animatrix which I was also a big fan of with each episode being its own short story and all in different styles including full CGI, live action, cartoon with each being stand alone but loosely linked by including one or more of love, death and robots. Each of the episodes is quite different varying from some quite silly ones to more serious but they're mostly quite clever in handling everything within a short period of time without feeling too rushed or needing more.

My favourite is Lucky 13 which is a story about a rookie pilot who is tasked with flying a military transport vessel carrying marines into combat. Since she's a rookie she's assigned the worst ship called 13 which is considered unlucky because it's been salvaged twice with all its crew dead, its new pilot is determined not to believe in such superstition and immediately takes to her new ship. This episode is full CGI and it's impressively well detailed showing some stunning shots at times, even with just simple sections such as showing the shuttle being maneuvered into the landing bay against the backdrop of space. There's an incredible attention to detail as well with the transport ship design being an obvious evolution of the likes of the Osprey with a lot of thought given to its interfaces, its offensive and defensive capabilities and the hazardous environments it would operate in. I was left desperately wanting more but then it doesn't need anything else as it tells its story in that time.

On a very different note I watched Abducted in plain sight which is a 90 minute documentary about a 12 year old who had been kidnapped, I think I saw a recommendation for it but it's a very strange story. It's so strange I was finding it difficult to follow and I didn't think the documentary did a good job of presenting the story.

Out of curiousity I've also been watching the Madeline McCann series which is another strange one which I guess we'll never really know what happened. So far it's just showing step by step what happened but I don't know if that's all it's going to do or it's going to offer theories about what might have happened.
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Postby EviL Ras » 25 Mar 2019, 02:53

Love death and robots is a must for anyone who liked the Animatrix and black mirror! Flipping amazing!

I also loved lucky 13, tho people online aren't sure. Aquila rift is amazing as is the one with the yogurt! In fact sod it, apart from probably 1 or 2 weird duds, they're all amazing!
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Postby Replicant » 25 Mar 2019, 07:56

I have just finished watching Sex Education. A brilliant series. Once you get your head around the weird 80’s staging but with modern people, themes and mobile phones etc. The writer has a love of John Hughes 80’s high school films.

Well written and very funny. Loved it!
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 26 Mar 2019, 01:21

Replicant wrote:Source of the post I have just finished watching Sex Education. A brilliant series. Once you get your head around the weird 80’s staging but with modern people, themes and mobile phones etc. The writer has a love of John Hughes 80’s high school films.

Well written and very funny. Loved it!


What would you say it's similar to? I've seen a lot of praise for this series but not sure it's my sort of thing.
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