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Old 25-10-2019, 17:20   #61
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I shall definitely watch Nancy drew when that hits here, I enjoyed the movie last year too!


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Old 25-10-2019, 20:12   #62
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First episode of Watchmen was just meh. Typical Lindelof show.
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:58   #63
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Apple TV's The Morning Show wasn't at all what I was expecting. With Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon & Steve Carell, I assumed it was going to be a light & fluffy comedy (ala that Rachel McAdams movie Morning Glory), but it's much closer in tone to The Newsroom with a lot to say about the #MeToo movement.

Obviously it doesn't have Sorkin's class of writing & it takes a while to get going, but the cast is great & there's some funny moments in among the drama. Liked it.
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Old 03-11-2019, 14:45   #64
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It's had some stinking reviews of the first three episodes, interesting to hear something positive about it.
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:11   #65
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Reading some of the reviews it seems I wasn't alone in expecting a comedy. That can't have helped the critical response.

I'd also like to mention it has the longest, most bizarre & completely pointless opening credits sequence to any TV show I've seen in a long time. I've absolutely no idea what any of it is supposed to represent.
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Old 04-11-2019, 13:07   #66
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I enjoyed the first three episodes of See, but it was mostly setting up the world so I'm hoping it keeps my interest. The "blind" fight scenes were done really well.

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Old 04-11-2019, 14:03   #67
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I thought the first 30mins of The Morning Show was really poor but enjoyed the second half once the behind-the-scene politics kicked in. It so wants to be The Newsroom/West Wing but currently falls well short of both. Anniston was excellent & Carrell was solid but not sold on Wetherspoon yet.

First episode of For All Mankind was intriguing but a little dry so far. I’m very interested on how it develops & how far they intend to change history...
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Old 04-11-2019, 19:46   #68
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Late to the show, but the US version of What We Do in the Shadows is superb.
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Old 05-11-2019, 13:32   #69
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Genndy Tartakovsky's new animation, Primal is well worth a look if you want some dialogue-free dinosaur/caveman action adventure. It's bloody, brutal & occasionally quite touching, & the whole thing looks & feels like a 1970s comic book. Loving it so far.
I watched the first episode of this last night and WOW. Brutal, hard hitting and incredible storytelling for a piece with zero dialogue. I love it visually too, its overflowing with colours and the designs are really memorable. I particularly like that it's in full widescreen, it adds to the scale of things.
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The Morning Show gets better and better as it progresses. The 3rd episode I thought was excellent.

Whilst it took a little time to get going in the first episode, it is far, far from a stinker that some of the critics have labelled it. I had read the Will Gompertz review (BBC Arts Editor) before I saw any of it, and even though I can't stand the guy at the best of times, I think he must have been watching a different set of episodes to me.
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The first episode of For All Mankind spent far too much time watching Joel Kinnaman being a mopey **** for my tastes, & I spent half the episode wondering where I'd seen his wife before (turned out to be Shooter).

The last ten minutes got me though & as a space nerd I'm intrigued to see where it'll go.
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Not sure if this has already been mentioned elsewhere, Living with yourself seems pretty decent.

Paul Rudd is his usual likeable self and plays the double character well.

Episodes are nice and short and fairly enjoyable.
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The Morning Show gets better and better as it progresses. The 3rd episode I thought was excellent.

Whilst it took a little time to get going in the first episode, it is far, far from a stinker that some of the critics have labelled it. I had read the Will Gompertz review (BBC Arts Editor) before I saw any of it, and even though I can't stand the guy at the best of times, I think he must have been watching a different set of episodes to me.


Yeah, I enjoyed it enough after watching the first two to make me sign up so I could watch the third.

Pity it’s only 1 episode a week from now, even though it’s obvious why they’re done it that way.

If the other shows are of a similar standard I’ll continue to subscribe.


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Several sites are reporting CBS are in talks to bring a new Zorro to the small screen. Gender swapped of course. Can't wait (sarcasm)

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Old 06-11-2019, 19:48   #75
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Not sure if this has already been mentioned elsewhere, Living with yourself seems pretty decent.

Paul Rudd is his usual likeable self and plays the double character well.

Episodes are nice and short and fairly enjoyable.
I struggled with it as it went on, not sure it knew what it wanted to be.
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I felt that Living With Yourself was a squandered opportunity. It sets up fun premise with a lovable actor and goes in a bizarre and often uninteresting direction with it. Still, it had good moments and it's so easy to watch Paul Rudd.
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Tim Minchin's Upright was brilliant. Funny and moving throughout.
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Tim Minchin's Upright was brilliant. Funny and moving throughout.
Yeah I thought so too, thought Milly Alcock played her part brilliantly too, especially considering how young she is.
It's not a US show though
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Sorry I couldn't find the Australian thread In my defence it is being shown on Sky Atlantic.
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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.
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