Discussion in 'Whatever' started by Joe Bunny, Nov 8, 2010.
The Last Blockbuster.
Fringe is better but The Expanse comes pretty damn close. Funny how the best sci fi shows ever always seem to get cancelled and if we're lucky saved after the fact.
I would find it hard to choose between the two, they're quite different from each other. It took me more than a few episodes to truly get into both of them, but once I did I was firmly hooked. And they both get better and better as they go on, so they have that in common.
Oh, and Bebe’s Kids is on Amazon Prime. Absolute classic. Robin Harris, RIP!
Watching Snowpiercer on Netflix - only four episodes in but I am on the fence. Some very interesting elements but the suspension of disbelief is feeling like a stretch too far, with little information, justification or explanation of the fictional reality.
I really love the science part of science fiction in The Expanse. Especially in the books they spend a lot of time explaining the mechanics and challenges of space travel, acceleration, gravity and even the consequences of generations growing up without earth gravity. Also, the world building in Expanse is much more complex and actions and reactions of the several factions are very 'reasonable' or at least comprehensible.
Compared to that Fringe was a fantasy series that did not have to follow too many rules.
I love both but Expanse wins - no competition. My totally subjective opinion of course.
Just finished Last Man on Earth on Hulu, as a series I enjoyed it, but found “ Tandy” to be extremely annoying at times. I guess that was the point though. In the 4th season the show seemed to be firing on all cylinders. It’s a shame there’s no season five as the show was canceled.
Blocked and ignored!!!
Have you seen Dark on netflix?
That's a show that I HATED at first, because of Tandy. But eventually grew to LOVE the show...because of Tandy!
It truly was a Shawshank redemption.
HBO - The Righteous Gemstones.
Can't watch German productions. Somehow, when it does not come from a foreign country, there is a filter missing and the whole magic falls apart. Don't know if that makes sense to you hahaha.
Yeah man, I enjoyed that one. Great cast and well written.
Thank fuck for this:
"People are stupid. They're always thirsty, but they don't drink their own piss I don't get it. Just drink your own piss!!"
'Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan' on Netflix
Worth a watch. The Japanese actors in the enactments are all great. Surprisingly bloody and graphic for a traditional talking heads style documentary. Centred on battle and strategy, so not super in-depth, but entertaining and you can tell they've tried to be very authentic with the visuals.
"People of Earth" on Hulu.
Apparently this sci-fi comedy sitcom (with a bunch of familiar faces in it) showed up on TBS back in 2016 and lasted for two seasons.
If you are looking for something lighthearted to wedge in between some heavier shows, check this out.
The new Zappa doc is now on Hulu!
Anyone here paying for Paramount Plus?
“This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist” is off to a great start. The missus and me are indulging episode two later tonight.
@Philpenn I’m considering it solely for being able to back watch and continue Ink Master when it returns with a new season, but I’ve read they have a surprisingly large amount of shows and movies.
That's my thinking. Not going to pay for it, but it does have the back catalog of lots of shows I would watch.
Really liking Invincible on Prime. That Kirkman guy seems to know what he's doing.
Big fan of Invincible too. I was surprise you the quality of the production and the names of the actors giving their voices. I can’t think of any other American animation series with that amount of care.
Them on Prime is terrifying on a few different levels. Has the feel of Jordan Peele meets Ari Aster.
Okay, we're just shy of six in the ay em here in the Mitten, and I'm here to report that, outside of some unfortunate scoring during a few crucial minutes towards the end, Nobody was the rare bloat-free and near-perfect fella's picture.
Sun's soon to rise. G'night.
Rly?? Had high hopes for it but ultimately thought it sucked thanks to the usually moronic & borderline sociopathic script by Derek "Uh write hitman mooveez" Kolstad. Odenkirk felt miscast. Enjoyed seeing Christopher Lloyd having fun with shotguns. Hopefully good career choice for Naishuller though...
I watched both seasons of Solar Opposites over the last few days. Think the first episode was my favorite. Having now watched Solar Opposites (Roiland) and Community (Harmon), it's pretty evident what each brings to Rick & Morty.
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