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Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #345 on: September 16, 2022, 09:19:09 am »
Harley Quinn season 3 is some of the best comic related media released in the last couple of years.  Terrific takes on multiple DC characters, although 3 seasons of this Clayface is wearing thin.  A terrific Batman story wedged in here.

I started season 1 and couldn't make it through.  Does it improve significantly? or is the show just not for me?

Sounds like it's just not for you.  The tone, irreverence, and violence remain roughly the same throughout.  I do think there's a pretty big step-up after the Pilot, just because it has Pilot syndrome, but otherwise it is the same show it was in the first season for the most.  Maybe a bit more serious in some aspects now.

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Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #346 on: September 17, 2022, 07:06:57 pm »
I'm halfway through the new season of Cobra Kai...I hope it gets better. I love the show, but this season has been pretty blah. I think they're starting to run thin on ideas.

Finished the season today. It did get better, but still was the weakest season, yet. And the return of Kreese tease for season 6 really hammers down my point about them running out of ideas.

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« Reply #347 on: September 23, 2022, 10:04:03 pm »
The first season of The Terror is a very cool and interesting story, that could have stood to have been maybe 2 episodes shorter.

Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #348 on: September 25, 2022, 03:20:23 am »
Anyone else watching House of the Dragon? 

When it started I was really down on it.  Likely because I hated the last 4 seasons of GoT.  The farther it goes the the more I find myself really enjoying it.  I'm super worried about the next time jump though when the actresses will be replaced.

Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #349 on: September 25, 2022, 08:57:28 pm »
Sins of the Mother is a good, yet disturbing doc about a woman who likely killed her children, but shouldn't have been released yet because the trial hasn't happened yet.

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« Reply #350 on: September 25, 2022, 09:00:54 pm »
I watched the first episode of Rings of Power, I got about 45 minutes in, was bored to tears.

Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #351 on: October 01, 2022, 06:57:41 pm »
The newest season of The Orville is really good, but it bums me out that it got so serious.  I liked it precisely because it wasn't as grim or bleak as Discovery and Picard. The episodes are mostly too long as well, with most episodes having pacing issues with loads of dead space that could have been edited out.
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Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #352 on: October 02, 2022, 09:34:56 am »
I've always enjoyed stop-motion movies and shows like Wallace & Grommet or Shaun the Sheep. I'd often watch both with the kids and still do. Recently, I've been getting into the Laika movies. I've seen most of them and enjoyed what I've seen.

Last year they came out with Laika editions of a few of their movies and I bought Coraline for the Halloween season. I bought Box Trolls last month and finished watching it with the kids last night. I think I'm going to buy ParaNorman this week for the Halloween season as well, but this is the one I haven't seen yet.

Their other two are on my list to buy as well; Kubo and Missing Link... with the latter being a favorite. Apparently their next movie is called Wildwood and will release next spring or summer. Looking forward to seeing what they come up with.

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« Reply #353 on: October 02, 2022, 09:38:18 am »
I liked it precisely because it wasn't as grim or bleak as Discovery and Picard.

Dude, I know what you mean. I'm a huge fan of Star Trek from the Next Gen era (Voyager and DS9 included) and I was pumped for Picard. I watched the first season and was so pissed by the end of it that I've written off all modern Star Trek. They took the hope of humanity's future, showing that we should strive to be the best of ourselves and how to do that, and they decided to take a big fat s**t on it. For all intents and purposes... they killed what made Star Trek so great. If I ever get the itch, I'll be watching what's existed since I was a kid up through the last of the reboot movies.

Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #354 on: October 02, 2022, 06:08:07 pm »
I don't think that there is inherently anything with Trek going dark.  There are aspects of both Disco and Picard that I think only work because of where they went with the story, I just think they go to that well too often, and in the case of Picard S1, goes overboard in the violence department.  Now that Strange New Worlds and Lower Decks are way more lighthearted the niche The Orville filled isn't as empty, but it's the niche I prefer.
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« Reply #355 on: October 03, 2022, 08:47:02 am »
Right now we're taking the lighthearted route and watching a combination of Classic Scooby-Doo and the new season of The Great British Baking Show.

Also watched the first episode of Game of Thrones. I've been reading the books since January (on book 4), and have been interested in watching the TV series since HotD is getting a lot of discussion on Twitter. First episode was fine, definitely lacking in the effects and setting, which I've been told gets a lot better as the show's budget improves. Not sure when I'll get around to watching the rest of the series.
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Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #356 on: October 07, 2022, 05:18:48 pm »
Finally wrapped up Season 6 of Murder, She Wrote, which saw the introduction of the infamous "bookend" episodes.  You can definitely feel that the show is starting to run out of steam (and still has 6 more seasons to go), and while I don't hate the idea of having Jessica introduce stories that don't actually involved her they are very hit or miss in the quality department.  I'm going to take a little bit of a break before moving on to S7.

Finally getting around to watching She-Hulk and I *love* it. Exactly what I've been wanting from these D+ shows. Fun, low stakes, episodic stories that doesn't go overboard with melodrama.  Favorite MCU offering in ages.  Tatiana Maslany is a treasure.
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Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #357 on: October 15, 2022, 11:02:13 pm »
I've re-watched Bly Manor.  That show is so perfectly crafted, easily Mike Flanagan's best work.  Also re-watched Midnight Mass, which is also excellent, right up until the final episode where it and everyone's intelligence falls right the fuck off a roof.  Those first 6 episodes though are so good, it really makes me sad it ended with such a poorly thought out "happy ending".  Watched the first episode of Midnight Club (Mike Flanagan's new thing) and it definitely has the Are You Afraid of the Dark? vibe going.  Wasn't terribly interested but it's Flanagan's work so I'll at least finish it.   

Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #358 on: October 26, 2022, 09:39:47 pm »
Season 4 of The Sinner is a huge turnaround from a massively disappointing Season 3.  Still not as good as the first two seasons, but it was nice to see it rebound in its final one.

The third season of Star Trek: Lower Decks isn't as riotous funny as the first two, but is still very solid.  They've been walking the line of irreverent/ serious so closely it was bound that the scales would tip in one direction eventually.
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Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #359 on: November 07, 2022, 04:14:25 am »
She-Hulk - This is just goofy, light-hearted fun.  It's pretty different from the usual MCU shows and I think that makes for a pretty chill watch.  It has an ongoing story, but is generally it's own thing every episode and the bit of 4th wall breaking is a little extra spice thrown in.  It's not amazing, but it's some good fun.  I'd probably put it in the upper half of the MCU shows so far.