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What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 9:39pm on 14 Nov 16

Well it's the new home, so what have you seen recently?
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 9:46am on 15 Nov 16

We watched the Crown on Netflix. Very well written and acted although it agitated every republican fibre in my body.

Watching Orphan Black Season 4 also on Netflix. Not sure, may have run its course with me.

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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby jonnygray » 12:42pm on 15 Nov 16

Marco Polo season 1 on Netflix. Don't know why I haven't watched this sooner.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby j0rdi » 2:05pm on 15 Nov 16

jonnygray wrote:Marco Polo season 1 on Netflix. Don't know why I haven't watched this sooner.

Me too! :D

I was expecting a dry historical period piece, instead I got a virtual wuxia series complete with blind Wu Tang monk and an evil Preying Mantis master politician. It's pretty much just a 90s kung fu movie in series format most of the time.

I also actually missed the Mongolian throat singing from the end credits when they changed it. :oops:
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Bagpuss » 2:43pm on 15 Nov 16

satbunny wrote:We watched the Crown on Netflix. Very well written and acted although it agitated every republican fibre in my body


It did make me wonder how much was factual based on actual quotes recorded at the time, how much was researched and had 1st or 2nd hand accounts of happening, and how much was just made up for the drama.

Just finished watching The Expanse on Netflix, highly recommend it.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby ragr » 2:55pm on 15 Nov 16

Just completed the first season of the US version of The Returned. It takes the general themes of the original series and Americanises the setting with mixed results. It's engaging because the original idea was a decent one but some of the small details of the plot are infuriatingly, and unnecessarily, contrived and rely on people, professionals in soem cases, being truly incompetent; there were a couple of "oh, ffs's" from me. Ultimately, the French original was better because it was more naturally odder but I will give this another go for Season Two; preferably after the French season two.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 4:39pm on 15 Nov 16

j0rdi wrote:I was expecting a dry historical period piece, instead I got a virtual wuxia series complete with blind Wu Tang monk and an evil Preying Mantis master politician. It's pretty much just a 90s kung fu movie in series format most of the time.

I also actually missed the Mongolian throat singing from the end credits when they changed it. :oops:


Ruddy heck, leave Netflix for 18 months and all of a sudden millions of awesome shows!
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby negromaestro » 11:53am on 16 Nov 16

Watching the "Westworld" TV Series première and also the new season of "Humans" both focused on the humanity of synthetics. Just a warning that the very first episode of Westworld started with a disturbing scene
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby ragr » 12:47pm on 16 Nov 16

I forgot that we just completed the second series of the American version of The Killing and have launched into season three. It tool a while to try season two because the first very closely followed the original, Danish version and was too familiar. Season two was completely different from the original and a lesson in how to do police procedurals right. The second season was twisty, turny but never lost sight of keeping things coherent. The third season has started even better with a plot that was foreshadowed in the previous season, lending it a wonderful sense of realistic continuity. It's possible that this version may be even better that the Danish, although from season two they are arguably separate entities altogether. I don't really care as they're both excellent. It also plays that wonderful trick of having the location, in this case Seattle, be a prominent character in the story.
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Postby Darran » 4:40pm on 16 Nov 16

Caught the first episode of The Expanse on Netflix last night.
Semi-hard* Sci-Fi with some interesting characters. Cool visuals and a good premise about Earth vs Mars vs Belt and touches on Transhumance.


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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Baz King » 5:01pm on 16 Nov 16

I read the first book and had to have two runs at it to finish it. Petered out on the second.

But!

They did engage me in a 'hmmm this has got game written all over it' level.

I watched ep1 and thought it was pretty good! The visuals really helped. It's a terrific gaming set up, and it's obviously what my brain needs to colour in things like Traveller and such.

Get your group to sit through 45 mins of this and your campaign is off to a flyer I'd say.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Neil Gow » 6:30pm on 18 Nov 16

The Expanse - yeah, its good
Lucifer - just good enough to keep me watching
Quantico S1 - yeah, I really enjoyed this. Its tosh, but beautiful tosh
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 11:15pm on 18 Nov 16

What is Narcos like, anyone?

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What have you seen recently?

Postby Dom » 2:31pm on 19 Nov 16

Watched "Jane Got A Gun" on DVD the other day. Pretty fun western; old rivals shoot the husband, wife forced to turn to old flame for support, surprising redemptive twist at the end. I think I preferred "Sweet Vengeance", but a solid story.

"Tale of Tales" was visually stunning, with three intermeshed fairy tales which verge more on the weird. Left me strangely dissatisfied at the end, as it felt unfinished. But absolutely gorgeous to watch.

Finished "The Man in the High Castle", which I found hard going in parts, mainly because of the topics it touches on. It was well done, as in some bits it had you wanting the bad guys to succeed. It's certainly done a lot to make sure that the people you expect to hate are more grounded and believable (Smith and his family and the issue brewing there, plus Kido's deep sense of honour to protect the Empire). I was disappointed when I looked at the series two tab on Amazon and found that it was only the trailer at the moment.


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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby chingerspy » 3:08pm on 19 Nov 16

satbunny wrote:What is Narcos like, anyone?


Overall I found it a good story and very entertaining. Worth a watch if you like action cop shows and factual stories. They had some artistic licence but not a whole lot from what I've read from other sources.
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