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Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
« Reply #300 on: December 02, 2019, 10:30:08 PM »
The new Watchmen series has just been stellar.  Can't wait to see how it winds up.
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« Reply #301 on: December 03, 2019, 12:03:16 AM »
Everytime I think I'm getting a handle on that, something wacky happens, like paraparazzi with winged flying backpacks getting shot out of the sky with some sort of EMP gun.
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« Reply #302 on: December 03, 2019, 12:29:21 AM »
Haven't looked into that at all, is that the Watchmen featuring Rorschach, and Doctor Manhattan?
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« Reply #303 on: December 03, 2019, 01:13:55 AM »
Haven't looked into that at all, is that the Watchmen featuring Rorschach, and Doctor Manhattan?

Its a sequel series to the comic, so some of the characters are around, though not the main focus. (Rorschach kinda accidentally created a "cult", oops?)

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« Reply #304 on: January 14, 2020, 03:56:25 AM »
Know Iím behind the times but I started the Mandalorian. Three episodes in and I really like the vibe of the show. It gives itself some space to breath, which is great. Stylistically it owes as much to Kurosawa as it does to Star Wars.

Is it just me or is his ship somewhat reminiscent of the Winnebago from Spaceballs?

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« Reply #305 on: January 14, 2020, 04:20:13 AM »
Stylistically it owes as much to Kurosawa as it does to Star Wars.

Specifically, Episode 4 is just Seven Samurai. Nearly note for note.

I enjoyed the series, but the middle drags a bit (imo). Ended on a real high note, though, so looking forward to more.

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« Reply #306 on: January 14, 2020, 06:28:58 AM »
I haven't seen ep 4 yet, no spoilers

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« Reply #307 on: January 14, 2020, 02:56:11 PM »
We signed up to Disney plus for the 7 day free trial, watched the whole season in 5 days, then cancelled.  So yeah, we enjoyed it in our household.  we will have to fork out for Disney plus when they do season 2.   ;D

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« Reply #308 on: March 17, 2020, 10:18:36 AM »
Just finished up Enterprise, second time around. Started up Cheers again the other day. Thinking about firing up The Wire. It's been 10 years since I watched that.

You guys watching anything good?

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« Reply #309 on: March 17, 2020, 12:54:24 PM »
trying to finish up Jack Ryan ... need to watch the premier of westworld too ... thankfully I have more tv shows ended/ending than I am starting
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« Reply #310 on: March 17, 2020, 03:51:24 PM »
Stylistically it owes as much to Kurosawa as it does to Star Wars.

Specifically, Episode 4 is just Seven Samurai. Nearly note for note.

I enjoyed the series, but the middle drags a bit (imo). Ended on a real high note, though, so looking forward to more.

The original Star Wars film was, in part, based on Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress, so it's likely they are just riffin' on that.

I try my best not to give Disney my monies so I haven't actually seen Mandalorian... yet

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« Reply #311 on: March 25, 2020, 12:31:51 AM »
Finished watching Carnival Row last night.  It was good!  It became known as the Sweary Fairy Show in our household.  Definitely not one for the kids. 

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« Reply #312 on: March 25, 2020, 10:23:09 PM »
The original Star Wars film was, in part, based on Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress, so it's likely they are just riffin' on that.
Yep, it's crazy how similar these movies are in some ways. Ep 4 is basically Samurai in Space.

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« Reply #313 on: March 25, 2020, 10:53:29 PM »
I agree. It was pretty low stakes for Disney though. Iím guessing the people making the show has some creative control.

Iíve read that there wasnít much creative control with Rise  of Skywalker. Iíve read the palpatine stuff and the Kylo/Rey thing at the end were mandated by Disney.

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« Reply #314 on: March 25, 2020, 11:25:29 PM »
I agree. It was pretty low stakes for Disney though. Iím guessing the people making the show has some creative control.

If you're talking about Madalorian, it was John Favreau who wrote and produced it. The man is a national treasure as far as I'm concerned.