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Post by chris63 Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:02 am

Neither do I 😉

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Post by halfwise Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:28 am

Living in the States it's become almost unthinkable not to have Amazon Prime.  You can sit on your duff and order things for free delivery that sometimes appear the next day.  It verges on silly.

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Post by halfwise Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:04 am

Justed finished the first season of Fleabag. At first I was put off by the vulgarity, then my interest perked up somewhat as the episodes began to fit together. But it wasn't until 2/3 of the way through the sixth and final episode that it revealed itself as a work of art. Didn't quite understand the rave reviews until then.

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Post by chris63 Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:39 am

Finished watching Foundation now I can start on Wheel of Time and Hawkeye. Then there's the small matter of squeezing The Beatles documentaries in. Witcher starts next month as well. Not to mention Expanse, Star trek Discovery.

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Post by halfwise Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:03 pm

You have a busy life. Smile

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Post by Mrs Figg Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:04 pm

I found Fleabag profoundly depressing and over-rated, but I am sure that's just me. It got rave reviews. I don't find it remotely funny. It went right over my head. scratch
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Post by halfwise Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:10 pm

I truly didn't get it at first, was overly raunchy. I kept plowing through because I had the disc so may as well keep at it. But in the sixth episode parts that had seemed random all come together. I'm not saying I'm eager to watch more, but I do appreciate the tapestry that is the first season for what it is. You only see it in retrospect, when things go "click" and you understand the source of her painful dysfunction. Wasn't expecting that from a comedy.

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Post by Forest Shepherd Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:14 pm

I don't think I have the patience for a show that sells itself on raunchiness. Filth with James McAvoy I liked, but he's more charismatic than the Fleabag actress.

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Post by halfwise Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:18 pm

the only show that could get away with it was Coupling (the British version), which was so sly and clever that it was just fun.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:10 pm

{{ OOOh had no idea you liked Coupling Halfy- thats Moffat's sitcom! Very Happy }}

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Post by halfwise Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:28 pm

Yes I know. It grew tired after a while, but the first season was like nothing else on TV at the time.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:32 pm

{{ Ive actually never really seen it bar a few episodes caught at random. But it was huge hit here at the time till it finished.}}

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Post by halfwise Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:46 pm

Seems you can watch it with a free trial here: https://movies.guide/show/coupling/season-1/episode-1/links.html

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:10 pm

{{ Not a huge sitcom fan in general, cant see stuff like Friends far enough. Needs to be something pretty exceptional for me, a Yes, Minister, or a Blackadder, something along those lines with more to them than just one liners. }}

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Post by halfwise Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:50 pm

the first season of Coupling is something special, a lot of comedic insights into relationships that you won't see anywhere else. Then it began to lapse into more character driven stuff in future seasons, so I didn't find it as fresh.

Fleabag also had some novel takes, but it doesn't have the intrinsic sweetness of Coupling.

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Post by chris63 Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:42 am

Watched the first 2 episodes of Witcher. Loved it.
Watched the first episode of Boba Fett. Hope it gets better. Too much like The Mandalorian for me. The fight scenes were like something from the Power Ranges. Early doors though.

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Post by Forest Shepherd Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:57 am

Holy hell am I bored with season 2 of the Witcher.

Yennifer? I DO NOT CARE
Kingdom politics? Fuck off.
Elven genocide? I am asleep. OH nooo poor elves oh man how awful. Blah blah blah boring larpers with elf-ears in chains. It's just so boring and pointless.

And Geralt? One fairly good, but derivative, episode at the start, and then he's devoted to worrying about Ciri and crying about some nobody Witcher that we just met and that nobody cares about.

Holy crap. They meet some zoomer-haired deaf black elf kid (season 1 repeat there), we're supposed to care about him because he had his elf-ears cut off and he wants to settle down and raise chickens, and he delivers this sign language monologue by turning his back to a pool of sewer water...
And out jumps a monster to eat him. I mean, I know season 1 had its trash episodes, but this is rough.

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Post by halfwise Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:36 pm

My interest in the Witcher had an exponential decay, didn't attempt past the first season. There were lots of points of interest, but like you never gelled into characters I cared about.

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Post by Forest Shepherd Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:45 pm

Hm, yeah I really only watched for Geralt.

It's so predictable. Popular franchise with a hugely popular main character is turned into a tv show >> Main character slowly fades into the background as minor characters are elevated to primary roles >> suckiness of show increases commensurately.

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Post by halfwise Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:50 pm

Actually I don't mind minor characters becoming more important, so long as it's well done. This wasn't badly done, but it felt like these other stories didn't go anywhere.

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Post by chris63 Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:49 am

Finished watching The Witcher. Great show.
Watched the second episode of Boba Fett and was pleasantly surprised. Very enjoyable.

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Post by halfwise Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:29 pm

So it no longer feels like a retread of the Mandalorian?

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Post by chris63 Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:41 am

Well sort of , but this episode he was being trained by the sandmen and didn't have his helmet on so you could see an actual person, not a suit of armour.
Episode 3 tonight. The Eternals comes out today on Disney plus so might watch that. (As well) 😁

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Post by Amarië Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:01 pm

Hm, yeah I really only watched for Geralt.
Yes, cause he's the main character. Plot and stuff. Mhm. Very deep voice THEMES themes and political and such yes.

Aaanyways... Kids said I needed to watch the Owl House. We're a few episodes in and I love it. It is fun and too cute. I love you Owlbert I love you

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Post by chris63 Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:31 pm

Episode 3 of Boba Fett was pretty good. Got to see Jabba the Huts relatives.

Hawkeye was also very good. Watched the first 4 episodes. 2 to go.

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