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Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Jan 2019, 7:16am

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I was impressed by the choose your own adventure Black Mirror. Amazingly simple concept, but real effective.
I couldn't watch it because it didn't work with AppleTV. I've convinced myself that I wasn't missing anything good.
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Post by JennyB » 11 Jan 2019, 11:17am

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Just cancelled our Netflix account. It's a fine strategy to decrease the quality of what's available at the same time as jacking up the monthly price by 25%.
Yeah I'm close to dropping it too. For me the best shows they've done were the Marvel series and Kimmy Schmidt. All of that will be done soon and I don't really care what made a murderer nor to see too many recently cancelled/retired tv shows. Black Mirror is great but I can get that via other avenues.

I started watching Handmaid's Tale and seeing a young child torn away from the mother in the opening scene was just too dark for me at the time I tried watching it. Maybe another time.
I had the same experience with HT. I couldn't handle it.
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Post by Kory » 11 Jan 2019, 1:54pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 7:16am
Silent Majority wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 5:21am
I was impressed by the choose your own adventure Black Mirror. Amazingly simple concept, but real effective.
I couldn't watch it because it didn't work with AppleTV. I've convinced myself that I wasn't missing anything good.
I have a friend that HATES Black Mirror. He finds it contrived and thinks they look like student productions.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Jan 2019, 2:02pm

Kory wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 1:54pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 7:16am
Silent Majority wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 5:21am
I was impressed by the choose your own adventure Black Mirror. Amazingly simple concept, but real effective.
I couldn't watch it because it didn't work with AppleTV. I've convinced myself that I wasn't missing anything good.
I have a friend that HATES Black Mirror. He finds it contrived and thinks they look like student productions.
I confess that the Netflix episodes haven't been as strong as the original UK productions, but even the weaker ones work as Luddite discourse (i.e., not opposition to technology, but concern over the social and cultural implications of integration with technology). They're unsubtle but when the basic premise of Black Mirror is a belief that we're all sleepwalking wrt to our reliance on hi-tech, shocking people is a sensible approach.
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Post by Kory » 11 Jan 2019, 2:04pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 2:02pm
Kory wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 1:54pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 7:16am
Silent Majority wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 5:21am
I was impressed by the choose your own adventure Black Mirror. Amazingly simple concept, but real effective.
I couldn't watch it because it didn't work with AppleTV. I've convinced myself that I wasn't missing anything good.
I have a friend that HATES Black Mirror. He finds it contrived and thinks they look like student productions.
I confess that the Netflix episodes haven't been as strong as the original UK productions, but even the weaker ones work as Luddite discourse (i.e., not opposition to technology, but concern over the social and cultural implications of integration with technology). They're unsubtle but when the basic premise of Black Mirror is a belief that we're all sleepwalking wrt to our reliance on hi-tech, shocking people is a sensible approach.
Sure, I mean are they going to look up from their phones to even watch it?
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Post by 101Walterton » 11 Jan 2019, 2:56pm

I was hooked on Handmaids Tale like a car crash you can’t look away from. Very dark, gruesome and violent but brilliantly made. Can’t wait for new season.

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Post by revbob » 13 Jan 2019, 11:13am

New season of True Detective starts tonight.

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Post by Marky Dread » 13 Jan 2019, 11:41am

revbob wrote:
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New season of True Detective starts tonight.
Might give a this a go . The first season was great but the second just bored the hell out of me.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Jan 2019, 8:24pm

FX ran season 2 of Fargo this weekend, so the Boss and I re-watched most of it. Previously, I'd given a slight edge to season 1, but I've changed my mind—slight edge to season 2. Mind you, if next weekend they do season 1, I might reverse myself. But, Christ on a bike, utterly engrossing storytelling and, in the case of season 2, historical argument.
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Post by 101Walterton » 21 Jan 2019, 1:19am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Jan 2019, 8:24pm
FX ran season 2 of Fargo this weekend, so the Boss and I re-watched most of it. Previously, I'd given a slight edge to season 1, but I've changed my mind—slight edge to season 2. Mind you, if next weekend they do season 1, I might reverse myself. But, Christ on a bike, utterly engrossing storytelling and, in the case of season 2, historical argument.
I give it to season 1 if only for those scenes between Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton, painfully brilliant to watch.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Jan 2019, 5:31pm

Started watching You're The Worst from the beginning. Somehow I'd never heard of it until this year but I've finally been persuaded by some ads to give it a shot. Three episodes down, I can confirm that I am amused.
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Post by revbob » 23 Jan 2019, 6:16pm

Who's not watching Bob's Burgers? Damn I love this show. I was listening to NPR earlier and they interviewed someone from a boy band that was popular 20 years ago or something which made me think of this.


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Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Jan 2019, 9:56pm

We just watched a second season episode of You're the Worst where the English co-lead's hideous family come over for a visit. It is everything the non-Limeys here could want from a portrayal of people from East North Hestonumbershire. Seek it out and drink it in.
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Post by Silent Majority » 07 Feb 2019, 3:36pm

After falling in love with Rick & Morty last year, I've filled out my 29 year old male bingo card by really getting into Bojack Horseman.
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Post by Flex » 07 Feb 2019, 3:36pm

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After falling in love with Rick & Morty last year, I've filled out my 29 year old male bingo card by really getting into Bojack Horseman.
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