The Golden Stream

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  1. Dierking

    Dierking Well-Known Member

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    Wife and I just finished bingeing Ted Lasso over the last couple of weeks. Surprisingly good for a rom com, lots of sideways plotlines and very funny bits. Although I feel like a complete lesbian for admitting it.
     
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    Just started "Fool Me Once" on Netflix.. Not bad for a thriller. Plot isn't original but its watchable and will suck you into the binge.
     
  3. abyzmul

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

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    They successfully made a chick show that men can watch

    We're really fucked now
     
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    I'm watching this now. It's based on the book by Harlan Coben and I really like his books a lot.
     
  5. Sundayjack

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    I was late to the Ted Lasso party also and totally caught off-guard when it sucked me in. But I'm in no rush to watch this last season. Slim chance I'd have started cutting myself if they just tied it off after Season 2.
     
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    Yeah, I'm 100% onboard here. If you're a fan of the Coen Brothers you wanted to like the Fargo series, even though I think their involvement was little more than a producer credit in return for a fat check. I tried a couple times but none of the prior seasons grabbed me. My brother-in-law convinced me over Thanksgiving to check out Season 5. Phenomenal. The Linda episode was a waste of time that could have been spent elsewhere. Didn't need a full episode of it's own - we get why Dot is running. There was a better angle for the same backstory. But the acting and general story arc fantastic, so I'll forgive whichever over-zealous woman conceived and steered the Linda episode.

    Want to annoy yourself for no good reason? Watch one episode of Fargo, Season 5, and one episode of Reacher, Season 2, back-to-back. I like Reacher, so this isn't a slight. Once you accept that Alan Ritchson just has an unnaturally short gait in his walk, it's light and kinda fun. But watch an episode of Fargo and roll right into an episode of Reacher. Don't stop for a piss, just hit it immediately. Then, after you're done, think about this: two people got paid pretty equal money to write the two episodes you just watched.
     
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    I started watching Griselda on Netflix. It's pretty good & Sofia Vergara's voice isn't too annoying in it.
     
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  10. abyzmul

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

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    I've seen her in stuff where she's not trying to sound like Charo, she's not a bad actor.
     
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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    Well I just started it, but as pilots go, The Brothers Sun crushed it. I usually get annoyed at least once during a pilot, this one was solid from start to finish. Great pacing, too.
     
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  12. JetsUK

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    Best series I've watched recently(ish):
    • Severance (apple TV)
    • Slow Horses (apple TV) - like a modern day Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    • Foundation (apple TV - based on the Asimov series
    • What We Do In the Shadows (BBC iplayer)
    • Bosch (amazon) - but not Bosch legacy which is a bit crap and feels like Disney got hold of it
    Re-watched some older classics I found on sale on Amazon (which otherwise seems to have turned a bit shit - almost everything on there now costs money or is part of a separate subscription):
    • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - with Alec Guiness from the 1970s
    • Smiley's People - sequel series to the above
    • Edge of Darkness - one of the best thrillers ever
    • State of Play
    Hated Reacher season 2 - such a let down after season 1, haven't even bothered to finish it - I hope they drop the rest of the crew for any future series and he goes back to flying solo.
     
  13. abyzmul

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

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    I like Severance a lot. Couldn't get through Ep1 of Foundation. The entire production put me off.
     
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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    Yes, there are a parade of plot holes, mainly involving the police. Still entertaining, but a huge helping of suspension of disbelief is required.
     
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    There are a few bits of questionable casting and some unnecessary changes to characters but once I got past that I really enjoyed it - it helped that I'd read the books a really long time ago so the changes weren't quite so jarring and having watched Chernobyl I just though Jared Harris was so good in it that having him as Harry Seldon got me over the hump.
     
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    I forgot to mention until I just got reminded in the post above - if you haven't watched Chernobyl then try to seek it out - it is one of the best series I have ever seen, just incredible and even more so as it is a true story - I am of an age when I can still remember people wondering if it was safe to play outside due to the radiation getting blown across Europe from the site - kind of nuts that now all you see is Youtubers trying to wonder around the exclusion zone.

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

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    I am up to episode 6 of Gyeongseong Creature (Netflix). The first few episodes and also the main character and really typical South Korean cheese, but it is turning out to be really good,. There is a standard amount of gore but the simplistic plot is executed well and the actors are really good. It takes place during the Japanese occupation.

    Right now 8 out of 10 if you're familiar with Korean cinema. A little less if you're not. Bit of an acquired taste in my experience. .
     
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  18. Sundayjack

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    Both Colombian. Which is really hot, if you're willing to risk waking up in the middle of the night with an angry Latina hovering over you with a carving fork.
     
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    Watched ICEMAN on Amazon Prime. It's about cavemen, very cool movie.
    Fuck Jeff Bezos though.
     
  20. abyzmul

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

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    Most of the time I don't care about these ultra rich D-bags, but I definitely would feel pleasure watching Jeff Bezos take a physical beating.He just seems like a total dickless power monger.
     
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