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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2020, 08:59:23 PM »
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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2021, 06:53:26 PM »
Shows:
The Expanse is pretty good scifi.
The Kominsky Method (Michael Douglas/Alan Arkin), light dramady

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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2021, 11:16:52 PM »
The One I Love (2014) - on Netflix.  A Twilight Zone-y movie that bills itself as a chick flick ---but it's not. Light suspense.  You'll talk about it after it's over.

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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2021, 05:27:43 AM »
>>The Expanse

We've both enjoyed that too. Like many series, the more seasons, the less compelling. But the first three seasons are all good.

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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2021, 06:01:39 AM »
>Like many series, the more seasons, the less compelling.

I'd agree that there was a fall off, but it is a gradual taper with the fifth season being the weakest so far.  Still better than most though.  A show that really did that was the relaunch of BSG, the first season and the mini-series before that were really very good, by the last season the show was a complete mess.  Fargo was great for season 1-3 but the last season was just OK.  I like how the different time periods interact though.


RC, I'll give it a watch and get back to you.

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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2021, 05:43:49 PM »
Yes, we definitely still liked season 4 and will probably watch season 5. But seasons 1-3 are very strong storytelling.

I think one thing that happens with series, both books and movies, is that the authors start with an idea for a complete story arc but then, having found success, they keep writing in that world, but the overall direction becomes less clear. So it ends up becoming more episodic. In other words, it switches from Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter to Hardy Boys or a superhero comic book.

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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2021, 05:46:30 PM »
LM - have you seen Altered Carbon? If you like the Expanse, I think you would like that.

BTW, we watched a movie we both liked a lot, but it is definitely not for everyone. Almost nothing happens.

In Paterson, Adam Driver is a poet who drives a bus for the city of Paterson, NJ. I would be hard-pressed to even say why we liked it.

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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2021, 11:54:26 PM »
I watched Altered Carbon, it's quite dystopian.

I enjoyed Paterson too.  I didn't recommend it because I don't think it would be for everyone's taste.

>The One I Love

That was good RC.

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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2021, 03:15:21 AM »
We watched EG's "The Half of It" on NF.  Enjoyed it pretty much.

I don't want to get invested in a series.  Looking for movies.