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[ACT] What shows have you been watching?
(09-11-2021, 09:50 AM)Oedipussy Rex Wrote: ... I don't consider anything after Star Trek (1966-69) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) to be Star Trek (Yes, even Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn), Lower Decks gets a pass due to the satirical nature of the show.
Lot of truth here.
I might have to give Lower Decks a try :/
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It skewers every incarnation of the Star Trek IP, from Star Trek to Star Trek: Discovery, although I couldn't say how much of the later shows as I haven't seen all that much of them, so many references doubtlessly go over my head.
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I watched all of TOS, several times. I've seen every movie with the original cast... I'm not sure I've seen any of the newer movies. I've seen a couple of the cartoons. I've seen all of TNG at least once - great series, not really ST to me, but I enjoyed it and put it in the same universe. I've seen a bunch of DS9 episodes, some of the Voyager stuff, and probably zero of any other series except for, of course, Starship Exeter! Big Grin
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Only read a couple arcs of Y: The Last Man but I don't remember Yorick being the whiny loser that he is so far in the new series.

New episodes of DC Super Hero Girls have dropped! Finished in an evening. Not a big deal considering each episode is only 11 minutes or so.
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I like all six ST movies, yes... even V. After that I care much less.

DC Super Hero Girls has more? I will have to acquire them. I really like shows that are short. Even the 60s Spiderman was a lot of split episodes of 12 minutes each. You can tell a fun story in 10-12 minutes. In fact, most hour long shows could easily boil down to 12 minutes and miss very little.

Been watching Heels, Ted Lasso and The Goes Wrong Show.

Heels was a bit of a surprise. Ted Lasso an even more feel-good surprise and my gosh, The Goes Wrong Show is some of the best TV I've seen in ages.

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Squid Game

What the...?!?
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Let's see,

There's the new Ming-na Wen series starring Ming-na Wen and some Maori asshole who keeps trying to steal the spotlight from Ming-na Wen. Apparently the premiere episode received mixed, but overall favorable, reviews. No doubt because of the limited Ming-na Wen screen time.

Finished The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Actually pretty good. Surprisingly nuanced for a comic book show. And containing an unsurprising lack of nuance.

The Wheel of Time was a bit of a letdown for me. To cover the amount they did in only eight episodes required paring everything down to the point where if I weren't familiar with the story (even if it has been, what? twenty-five, thirty years since I read the first book) I doubt I'd understand what was happening. More than that, though, I wonder how much of a budget they had. And I hate the casting for Perrin.

The third and final season of Hanna has been released. For what it was, it wasn't bad, if a little derivative of the Bourne Ultimatum and the like, but for what the movie and first season were, well, let's just say that seasons two and three were a bit of a left turn for me.

Season two of The Witcher is available, so I'll probably binge that in the next few days. Likely after I watch Kate, the Mary Elizabeth Winstead remake of the 1950 Edmond O'Brien noir, D.O.A. I wonder if they keep the "luminous toxin".
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In eight episodes, The Witcher season 2, told a deep, complex story, while building a world of intrigue with a rich, detailed history. Unlike some other fantasy series I've seen recently.

Or maybe I'm just a simpleton easily distracted by a shiny.
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Eight more episodes of Leverage: Redemption. More of the same. Saw that Beth Reisgraf directed a couple/few episodes, which is not all that surprising: Alan Alda directed some M.A.S.H.; Patrick Stewart did some Next Generation; Noah Wile is well known for directing shows he stars in, including this one.
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Hawkeye starring Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfend with Vera Farmiga. It was very good. Often followed comic book logic, but did it well.

Also: I don't know why I keep misspelling Noah Wyle's name.
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