What are you watching now ? Movies and TV

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Re: What are you watching now ? Movies and TV

Post by Tamina » Fri, 31. Jul 20, 19:42

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Just finished it. Was quite pleased! This has probably been one of the more imaginative TV shows I've seen in a while.
The premise of "the world is going to end, again! Here are the same but developed and therefore boring characters from Season 1, again!" is just not selling it to me, yet. Season 2 seems like the same story all over again, without the mystery, the wonky broken characters and the beautiful camera work from season 1 - yet!
The problem are my high expectations, probably. :D

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Re: What are you watching now ? Movies and TV

Post by Vertigo 7 » Sat, 1. Aug 20, 07:58

Tamina wrote:
Fri, 31. Jul 20, 19:42
Vertigo 7 wrote:
Fri, 31. Jul 20, 17:38
Just finished it. Was quite pleased! This has probably been one of the more imaginative TV shows I've seen in a while.
The premise of "the world is going to end, again! Here are the same but developed and therefore boring characters from Season 1, again!" is just not selling it to me, yet. Season 2 seems like the same story all over again, without the mystery, the wonky broken characters and the beautiful camera work from season 1 - yet!
The problem are my high expectations, probably. :D
I think you'll see it's not that simple =p I wont spoil but I will say the show is more about the journey and less about the destination.
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Re: What are you watching now ? Movies and TV

Post by Ketraar » Sat, 1. Aug 20, 16:02

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i just started watching the outpost its fun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D1qR2xZ3dY
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Recently finished watching season 2 of this. It was a struggle tbh, fast-forwarded/skipped portions just to get it over with. I kept wanting to like it, which is why I kept watching, it had some interesting ideas but again the writing is just awful. I can tolerate the low budget fight and CGI scenes, even the overacting of most characters could be looked over, but the writing is just bad, its STD bad.

Not sure if done on purpose but soon it became clear that women were the heroes here, strong women mostly in charge even though they keep saying that its a man's world. Thats not a bad thing though, its the shoehorned delivery of it that is atrocious, no subtlety whatsoever, it took me out of it every time. I kept thinking they were trying to get a Xena Princess Worrior type vibe but had no clue what made Xena good. Still this was not the worst thing, what infuriates me and makes me wish to get the time spent back, is the bad character development. Characters do stupid shit all the time, as with STD, they want to portray strong women, but then write them to do things so out of character it pisses me of. The main character dies like 5 times and is saved every time, most of the times by men, most of them with no skill to do so.

Shoehorned love triangles that have the chemistry of dry sand, people switching interest on a whim, people being betrayed to then go back and trust them in minutes to the get betrayed again AND BE SURPRISED FOR BEING BETRAYED AGAIN!!!

Yes this is outdated and probably no one even heard of this show, but again a good example on how NOT to write and develop characters.

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Re: What are you watching now ? Movies and TV

Post by euclid » Sat, 1. Aug 20, 20:57

Tamina wrote:
Fri, 31. Jul 20, 14:21
The Umbrella Academy, Season 2 :)
Started it last night and finished it this morning :D .... Super cool!

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Re: What are you watching now ? Movies and TV

Post by BrasatoAlBarolo » Sun, 2. Aug 20, 09:17

Started the Magicians, still unsure if it's worth it.

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Re: What are you watching now ? Movies and TV

Post by Ketraar » Sun, 2. Aug 20, 12:47

For all the old timers and fans of the original Transformers series there is Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy Season 1.

Good writing, great art style to an interesting backstory. Good character development and depictions of both well and less known characters and lore. If you like good transformers (not that MBay crap) then this is for you.

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Re: What are you watching now ? Movies and TV

Post by Grim Lock » Sun, 2. Aug 20, 12:49

Ketraar wrote:
Sun, 2. Aug 20, 12:47
For all the old timers and fans of the original Transformers series there is Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy Season 1.

Good writing, great art style to an interesting backstory. Good character development and depictions of both well and less known characters and lore. If you like good transformers (not that MBay crap) then this is for you.

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