TV Shows / Movies

Discuss anything you want.
For discussions about politics, please use the Politics area instead.
User avatar
Indy
Posts: 19187
Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:21 pm
Contact:

Re: TV Shows / Movies

Post by Indy »

Shabazz wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2022 1:21 pm
Just finished Black Bird. Would definitely recommend it. I was surprised to learn how much of it is actually true.
I will have to check it out because Lehane is a great writer. Hopefully it translates, because not all great authors are great TV show writers.

User avatar
Shabazz
Posts: 5872
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:16 pm

Re: TV Shows / Movies

Post by Shabazz »

I enjoyed the first 3 eps of Andor. I think it’s got potential to be the best of the Star Wars shows. Definitely the most adult.

(Kenobi was dull and didn’t do it for me)
Targets: KD, Schroder, Micic, Favors, Kemba, Bembry, Paschall, Watanabe, Avdija, Keita BD, K. Hayes, J. Isaac, Jalen Johnson, K. Lewis, Maledon, Metu, Olynyk, Quickley, P. Reed, JRE, J Vanderbilt, Aaron Wiggins

User avatar
Split T
Posts: 18037
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:51 am
Location: Provo, Utah

Re: TV Shows / Movies

Post by Split T »

Loved Andor so far, it’s been the best Star Wars show since Mandalorian. Too early to tell if it’ll be better. I didn’t love Kenobi either. It’s been better than all the Marvel shows I think as well.

User avatar
AmareIsGod
Posts: 4107
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:24 pm

Re: TV Shows / Movies

Post by AmareIsGod »

Sandman was great. The last episode seemed like a departure or at least a bit disconnected but even that episode was very enjoyable. Definitely recommend. Looking forward to future seasons. Plus it's Neil Gaiman. Come on.
What is smallball? I play basketball. I'm not a regular big man. I can switch from the center to the guards. The game is evolving. You got dudes like Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, all these 7-footers, doing everything. There's no stopping us. - Ayton

User avatar
Superbone
Posts: 26204
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:44 am
Location: San Diego, CA (Phoenix Native)

Re: TV Shows / Movies

Post by Superbone »

AmareIsGod wrote:
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:34 pm
Sandman was great. The last episode seemed like a departure or at least a bit disconnected but even that episode was very enjoyable. Definitely recommend. Looking forward to future seasons. Plus it's Neil Gaiman. Come on.
It's on Netflix if anybody else is wondering. I may have to check it out.
"It should burn. It'll probably burn forever. But last season is done." - James Jones

"I don't think I've ever been that angry shooting a basketball." - Cam Johnson

User avatar
AmareIsGod
Posts: 4107
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:24 pm

Re: TV Shows / Movies

Post by AmareIsGod »

Superbone wrote:
Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:35 pm
AmareIsGod wrote:
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:34 pm
Sandman was great. The last episode seemed like a departure or at least a bit disconnected but even that episode was very enjoyable. Definitely recommend. Looking forward to future seasons. Plus it's Neil Gaiman. Come on.
It's on Netflix if anybody else is wondering. I may have to check it out.
Let me know what you think!
What is smallball? I play basketball. I'm not a regular big man. I can switch from the center to the guards. The game is evolving. You got dudes like Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, all these 7-footers, doing everything. There's no stopping us. - Ayton

User avatar
Shabazz
Posts: 5872
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:16 pm

Re: TV Shows / Movies

Post by Shabazz »

I thought the first half of Sandman's season was a lot more interesting than the second half, when the plot changed course and it was a little too much of a kids' show for me (in terms of dialogue, characters, etc). I was kind of bored watching it.
Targets: KD, Schroder, Micic, Favors, Kemba, Bembry, Paschall, Watanabe, Avdija, Keita BD, K. Hayes, J. Isaac, Jalen Johnson, K. Lewis, Maledon, Metu, Olynyk, Quickley, P. Reed, JRE, J Vanderbilt, Aaron Wiggins

User avatar
AmareIsGod
Posts: 4107
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:24 pm

Re: TV Shows / Movies

Post by AmareIsGod »

Shabazz wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:03 pm
I thought the first half of Sandman's season was a lot more interesting than the second half, when the plot changed course and it was a little too much of a kids' show for me (in terms of dialogue, characters, etc). I was kind of bored watching it.
I read everything you just said on several IMDB user reviews. First half is definitely more dark, disturbing and absolutely adult. The 2nd half does have a different tone and storyline. It marries closely to the graphic novel. I could have used much more Constantine the 2nd half. She sure is kind to the eyes. I must be in a bit of the 50/50 split that was still entertained by the 2nd half, even with the different direction. They didn't close many storylines so hopefully season 2 addresses much of that.
What is smallball? I play basketball. I'm not a regular big man. I can switch from the center to the guards. The game is evolving. You got dudes like Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, all these 7-footers, doing everything. There's no stopping us. - Ayton

User avatar
Shabazz
Posts: 5872
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:16 pm

Re: TV Shows / Movies

Post by Shabazz »

AmareIsGod wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:22 am
Shabazz wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:03 pm
I thought the first half of Sandman's season was a lot more interesting than the second half, when the plot changed course and it was a little too much of a kids' show for me (in terms of dialogue, characters, etc). I was kind of bored watching it.
I read everything you just said on several IMDB user reviews. First half is definitely more dark, disturbing and absolutely adult. The 2nd half does have a different tone and storyline. It marries closely to the graphic novel. I could have used much more Constantine the 2nd half. She sure is kind to the eyes. I must be in a bit of the 50/50 split that was still entertained by the 2nd half, even with the different direction. They didn't close many storylines so hopefully season 2 addresses much of that.
The show needs some normal, human characters to act as audience avatars and ground it. Think about that second half, every character that wasn't a god/demon/whatever was a flamboyant caricature, weirdo, serial killer or just a human pretending to be a god/demon/whatever. It was all just silly.
Targets: KD, Schroder, Micic, Favors, Kemba, Bembry, Paschall, Watanabe, Avdija, Keita BD, K. Hayes, J. Isaac, Jalen Johnson, K. Lewis, Maledon, Metu, Olynyk, Quickley, P. Reed, JRE, J Vanderbilt, Aaron Wiggins

Post Reply