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Old 22-12-2019, 14:57   #81
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The Morning Show & For All Mankind both ended their first seasons with a pair of cracking episodes. The latter quickly became one of my favourite shows of the year & I'm very happy they're both getting a second season.


Yeah, totally agree with both. The Morning Show had a slow start but the second half in particular was fantastic. It only took a couple of episodes of For All Mankind for me to be proper hooked & it’s been awesome, especially the space scenes that were Apollo 13 levels of mayhem & clever solutions towards the end.

Also finished “See” which was a mixed bag of inventive, tense, bloody action scenes combined with some dull glacier-paced plotting.

Also currently loving “Servant” which is proper creepy, beautifully shot & doing a great job of keeping the ongoing story intriguing...
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Old 22-12-2019, 19:31   #82
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Adult Swim & DC's new animated version of Harley Quinn is great fun. Kaley Cuoco provides the voice for our anti-heroine with lots of familiar names (& voices) in the supporting cast including Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Jason Alexander, Tony Hale & Diedrich Bader.

It's sweary, violent, incredibly silly, very funny & definitely not for kids. Recommended for any Bat-fans out there.
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New Brooklyn Nine-Nine trailer


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Old 12-01-2020, 10:47   #84
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I really enjoyed Netflix's Messiah. Plenty of plot holes but I hope there will be a second season.
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Watched Zoey’s extraordinary playlist’s pilot.... quirky and sweet I guess
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Adult Swim & DC's new animated version of Harley Quinn is great fun. Kaley Cuoco provides the voice for our anti-heroine with lots of familiar names (& voices) in the supporting cast including Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Jason Alexander, Tony Hale & Diedrich Bader.

It's sweary, violent, incredibly silly, very funny & definitely not for kids. Recommended for any Bat-fans out there.
thanks for the heads up, had a binge at the weekend and loved it
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Watched Zoey’s extraordinary playlist’s pilot.... quirky and sweet I guess
Yep, it tiptoes very carefully along that fine line between cute & irritating. Took me about fifteen minutes to warm up to it, but I enjoyed the pilot.


A couple more newbies:

The first two episodes of HBO's new Stephen King adaptation The Outsider about a murdered child, a 'he-couldn't-possibly-have-done-it' suspect & the cop on the case were quite superb.

Ben Mendelsohn is the cop, Jason Bateman (who directed these two episodes) is the suspect & the supporting cast also includes Paddy Considine, Bill Camp, Julianne Nicholson & Mare Winningham. Richard Price writes the scripts. Dark, moody & with a hypnotic score, I loved it & can't wait to see where it'll go next.


Deputy finds Stephen Dorff as a Deputy Sheriff suddenly promoted to the top of the food chain when the Los Angeles County Sheriff dies of a heart attack. Naturally, our Steve is more comfortable out on the street kickin' ass than he is in budget meetings & doesn't really appreciate being given a bodyguard (who looks about 12 years old). Shenanigans ensue.

It's produced by Training Day / Dark Blue / End Of Watch writer David Ayer, so the action is fairly gritty & features lots of big men with beards & tattoos shooting massive guns at anything that moves, but Dorff's good value for money as ever. I'd be amazed if got more than one season, but it's solidly entertaining.
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The first two episodes of HBO's new Stephen King adaptation The Outsider about a murdered child, a 'he-couldn't-possibly-have-done-it' suspect & the cop on the case were quite superb.

Ben Mendelsohn is the cop, Jason Bateman (who directed these two episodes) is the suspect & the supporting cast also includes Paddy Considine, Bill Camp, Julianne Nicholson & Mare Winningham. Richard Price writes the scripts. Dark, moody & with a hypnotic score, I loved it & can't wait to see where it'll go next.
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The Morning Show & For All Mankind both ended their first seasons with a pair of cracking episodes. The latter quickly became one of my favourite shows of the year & I'm very happy they're both getting a second season.
Thanks for this tip! I'd already watched The Morning Show and liked it well enough, but For All Mankind had crept under my radar. When I checked it out I was almost instantly hooked, and binged the whole thing in a few days. One of my favorites of the year as well. The only other new show I enjoyed as much that comes to mind is Doom Patrol... and maybe Los Espookys, both of which are a lot goofier.
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Don't expect to see Confederate from Benioff and Weiss even HBO won't touch it.
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Indeed. I'm not entirely sure what this was supposed to be. Did anyone really want another show about the war in Afghanistan/Iraq/whatever desert war the US are currently fighting?

For a supposed comedy-drama it was consistently laugh-free & not particularly dramatic, all the characters were instantly forgettable & the whole thing just felt like should have been shown 10 years ago.

Nothing about it made me want to watch a second episode.
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