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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.

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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)
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Superbone wrote:
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Shabazz wrote:
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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.
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Latest season of Handmaid's Tale has been a doozy.
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Episode 6 of Andor was the best hour of Star Wars since Rogue One.
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Latest season of Handmaid's Tale has been a doozy.
If you’re entertained by close-up shots of Elizabeth Moss making weird faces 45 times an episode, sure.
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Shabazz wrote:
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AmareIsGod wrote:
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Latest season of Handmaid's Tale has been a doozy.
If you’re entertained by close-up shots of Elizabeth Moss making weird faces 45 times an episode, sure.
Lol. My wife and I have made that joke numerous times this season already. "Alright, cue a dramatized slow shot of Elizabeth Moss looking like she's giving birth or taking a shit". At least the most recent episode available, episode 6, had a little less of that. The first 2 or 3 episodes were definitely a slow burn. Bradley Whitford still gets us to laugh regularly with his lines.
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I quit that show after season 2 and haven't regretted it a bit!

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Episode 6 of Andor was the best hour of Star Wars since Rogue One.
I need to make time for this show. I haven't seen it yet, but Rogue One is my favorite Star Wars thing I have seen since I was 10.

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Has anyone here tried to catch the episodes of the new show on Prime, called 'The Peripheral'?

I watched the first 2 so far, and I'm intrigued. It's been pretty entertaining so far.
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Has anyone here tried to catch the episodes of the new show on Prime, called 'The Peripheral'?

I watched the first 2 so far, and I'm intrigued. It's been pretty entertaining so far.
Never heard of it. Then again, I still haven't watched the Pratt action/thriller that's on my list.
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Speaking of Prime, I did enjoy Reacher. Anybody else watch that?
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Speaking of Prime, I did enjoy Reacher. Anybody else watch that?
Yes, and I'm looking forward to the next season...if they renewed it.
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Recently we finished Bad Sisters which I mostly enjoyed. Now we are on to The Tourist and I am intrigued after the first episode.

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