The Golden Stream

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  1. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    I know I'm in the minority, but whenever I see that a movie or a TV show is based on a comic book, graphic novel, or a video game, hard pass. Maybe it's an age gap thing, I'm not sure; but I yawn, snore, and ignore. It's like when the doctor taps my knee with a small rubber mallet during a physical and my leg goes wooo! and kicks out. Pure reflex. Btw, I know my leg can't talk and say wooo!, but you get me.

    Does anyone, anyone on earth have a goddamn original idea in their head? I'm so done with it and have been for years. Not knowing and not giving a crap about 99.9% of it in modernity I'm sure I've missed some good things but I'm not motivated enough to care.

    All of those things are art forms that I deeply respect so it's not about that; but the world needs to fck off with this shit already.
     
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  2. abyzmul

    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    Everything is derivative.
     
  3. REVISion

    REVISion Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you here. It's especially bad with movies where it feels like half of everything that comes out is superhero-based. I don't mind a superhero movie every now and then but much prefer something more story-based with some originality. I think that's a big reason I liked the first A Quiet Place movie so much when it came out. Second one wasn't nearly as good though.
     
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  4. Br4d

    Br4d 2018 Weeb Ewbank Award

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    The writing sucks at this point. That's the only way to look at it. You can tell this is true when you called the Snells to the detail like 3 episodes in advance. Nobody should be able to do that and if I can it means the writing is very, very bad.

    Great show, terrible writing. Contradiction in place due to outstanding performances by the people required to navigate the scripts.
     
  5. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    That is absolutely true, including the syncretism of religion, but let's stay on point. You know I'm a Lincolnphile: "Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all", but for Pete's Sake can someone do something the fck else else.
     
  6. Acad23

    Acad23 Well-Known Member

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    Bosch ended rather nicely... looking forward to Bosch:Legacy


     
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    bicketybam Well-Known Member

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    There's a Ken Burns documentary on Benjamin Franklin tonight and tomorrow on PBS. I'm definitely watching it.
     
  8. Br4d

    Br4d 2018 Weeb Ewbank Award

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    We do get shows that are completely new and non-derivative now and then.

    Killing Eve was a perfect example of original writing, however this was true because the Villainelle books were also non-derivative and the show's writers stuck to them as source material.
     
  9. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    I'm a Ken Burns fan. Watching, too.
     
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  10. abyzmul

    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    I enjoyed the hell out of Severance S1. I might have exhausted the quality programming on Apple+ though.
     
  11. abyzmul

    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    Pachinko on Apple+ is one of the best shows I have ever seen. I can say that as a very proud lesbian..
     
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  12. Acad23

    Acad23 Well-Known Member

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    How was it?
     
  13. bicketybam

    bicketybam Well-Known Member

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    Excellent like most if his stuff.
     
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    stinkyB 2009 Best Avatar Award Winner

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    I missed this, but I'm sure it was great.
     
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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    Tehran is overhyped crap. Bad production, bad acting and the writing is terrible. Exposition all day long.
     
  16. Savatage

    Savatage Well-Known Member

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    I need a new show to watch. Are there any new ones that have recently come out? We have Netflix, Prime, Paramount +, Hulu, and Showtime.
     
  17. Acad23

    Acad23 Well-Known Member

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    Bosch:Legacy is pretty good if you like noir-ish police stuff.
     
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    Thx, I watched the original series.
     
  19. Acad23

    Acad23 Well-Known Member

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    How about Goliath?

    Billy Bob Thornton sleepwalks through the whole ting... :confused:
     
  20. The Waterboy

    The Waterboy Well-Known Member

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    I've been watching The Offer on Paramount+, overall pretty good but it gets a big plus from a lot of the background stuff I never knew on the making of the Godfather. If it wasn't for that background stuff I probably would not have made it this far due to the subpar acting in my view.
     
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