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  • Dragon Katana
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    Just finished 'Douglas is Cancelled' - British 4 part drama/comedy all about Cancel Culture. Really good.

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    Originally posted by n107 View Post

    If you have never seen the old X-Men animated series, it might be a hard watch to get into 30 years later. It is very much a 90s kids' show. But the new 97 series takes it in a much more mature direction. I think you could still appreciate it but it truly respects the old while providing the new.
    I got the first season of the old X-Men series from my public library. I have watched the first four episodes. The stories and dialog certainly aren't up to the level of the big screen Marvel movies, however, I am getting some entertainment out of them. Professor X's mind controlled anti-grav reclining chair maneuvering unit is pretty cool! Wolverine's costume looks like a ridiculous clown suit, but I like his dialog much better than most of the other characters. I wonder if any of the original child audience expanded their vocabulary from Beast's thesaurus laden exposition? I plan to keep watching. Thanks for the suggested viewing material.

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  • n107
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    Originally posted by Cyrus The Great View Post

    Have you watched any of House of the Dragon? I thought season 1 was pretty good.

    Glad to see another recommendation for Shogun! Its definitely on my To Watch list.

    I have not seen the old animated X-Men series. I will look into that.

    I have not seen any of the final season of Discovery yet, but its also on my To Watch list.
    No, I haven't seen House of the Dragon. As I said, the last season of GoT completely shattered any interest I had in that world. I have no motivation to check out the new series even though I'm sure it's good on its own merits.

    If you have never seen the old X-Men animated series, it might be a hard watch to get into 30 years later. It is very much a 90s kids' show. But the new 97 series takes it in a much more mature direction. I think you could still appreciate it but it truly respects the old while providing the new.

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    Originally posted by n107 View Post

    The last season, especially the last few episodes, of Game of Thrones disappointed me so much it has killed my desire to ever rewatch the series. That's not something I ever expected to happen with how much I absolutely loved the first 4 seasons.

    Shogun was great. Not only was everything top quality, it's one of the few remakes that feels justified to be created while there is still a perfectly good original out there.

    I was also pleasantly surprised by X-Men '97. If you watched the old animated series from the 90s, this picks up right where it left off but comes back with some of the tightest and most enjoyable storytelling that the MCU has seen in years. It's a credit to the original run, the comics it's based on and the MCU. Extremely well done.

    I'm also finishing up the final season of Star Trek Discovery. Two more episodes to go in the season; the latest was just released but I haven't seen it yet. Discovery did a lot to revitalize Star Trek but it just comes up very short in quite a few areas. This season, too, is a bit meandering at times which makes it even more disappointing that it became the final year.
    Have you watched any of House of the Dragon? I thought season 1 was pretty good.

    Glad to see another recommendation for Shogun! Its definitely on my To Watch list.

    I have not seen the old animated X-Men series. I will look into that.

    I have not seen any of the final season of Discovery yet, but its also on my To Watch list.

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  • n107
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    Originally posted by Cyrus The Great View Post
    I have been rewatching "Game of Thrones" recently and just finished up the series. For the most part, I love the show, but a few storylines really sucked in my opinion. The worst for me was in season 8 when Daenerys has Kings Landing at her mercy and the bell of surrender is tolling. Then, you see her eyes and facial expression suddenly change to a look of hatred and eminent destruction. She then proceeds to have Drogon burn the city down, killing thousands of unarmed civilians. I just didn't buy the sudden leap onto the Targaryen Crazy Train!
    The last season, especially the last few episodes, of Game of Thrones disappointed me so much it has killed my desire to ever rewatch the series. That's not something I ever expected to happen with how much I absolutely loved the first 4 seasons.

    Shogun was great. Not only was everything top quality, it's one of the few remakes that feels justified to be created while there is still a perfectly good original out there.

    I was also pleasantly surprised by X-Men '97. If you watched the old animated series from the 90s, this picks up right where it left off but comes back with some of the tightest and most enjoyable storytelling that the MCU has seen in years. It's a credit to the original run, the comics it's based on and the MCU. Extremely well done.

    I'm also finishing up the final season of Star Trek Discovery. Two more episodes to go in the season; the latest was just released but I haven't seen it yet. Discovery did a lot to revitalize Star Trek but it just comes up very short in quite a few areas. This season, too, is a bit meandering at times which makes it even more disappointing that it became the final year.

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  • Dragon Katana
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    Originally posted by Cyrus The Great View Post

    I am a big fan of the original mini-series, which I have seen several times. I haven't watched the new series yet, but I'm glad to hear that it is really good. I will look forward to watching this sometime soon.
    Its great, Cyrus. It has Hiroyuki Sanada in it, so its always going to be a winner in my opinion.

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    Originally posted by Dragon Katana View Post
    I watched 'Shogun' (2024) recently. It was fantastic.
    I am a big fan of the original mini-series, which I have seen several times. I haven't watched the new series yet, but I'm glad to hear that it is really good. I will look forward to watching this sometime soon.

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  • Dragon Katana
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    I watched 'Shogun' (2024) recently. It was fantastic. Then I caught up with Clarksons Farm series 3 and now I'm watching The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I have been rewatching "Game of Thrones" recently and just finished up the series. For the most part, I love the show, but a few storylines really sucked in my opinion. The worst for me was in season 8 when Daenerys has Kings Landing at her mercy and the bell of surrender is tolling. Then, you see her eyes and facial expression suddenly change to a look of hatred and eminent destruction. She then proceeds to have Drogon burn the city down, killing thousands of unarmed civilians. I just didn't buy the sudden leap onto the Targaryen Crazy Train!

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I have been re-watching some of the Sherlock Holmes episodes starring Jeremy Brett. He is my favorite Holmes actor!

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I am currently rewatching "The Vampire Diaries". I have most of the series on DVD. Its a fun and poignant show that is not afraid to make fun of itself and other shows.

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I watched "Terra Nova". What I saw was meant to be Season 1. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled even though it had good ratings and viewership. From what I read, Steven Spielberg, who helped produce the show, decided to film in Australia instead of Hawaii. That decision greatly increased production costs to an average of 4 million per episode, which was the main reason the show was cancelled. Too bad! I enjoyed the show's premise which was a space-time gateway from terribly polluted and environmentally destroyed 2100's Earth to an alternate universe/time-line Earth set in the Cretaceous (Dinosaurs!) Period. One hell of a cliffhanger never got resolved!

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I heard about a BBC show by Neil Gaiman called "Neverwhere" from a friend. My public library didn't have a copy. However, I found an excellent set of DVD's at Half-Priced Books. Its a fun show with a lot of similarities to good Dr. Who episodes. The story is set in London and has a lot of on location scenes shot all over the city and in many parts of its underground subway and sewer systems. The cast an crew had fun getting dirty!

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I finally got to see season 6 of Lucifer. As usual, there was a lot of really good humor, but I was not at all happy with the way the show wrapped up. There was a potential time travel paradox that forced the unsatisfying ending, at least in the minds of the characters. Personally, I'm not sure that it was really an issue. I suspect the writers of "Back to the Future" may have resolved the problem differently.

    I also watched "House of the Dragon". The style was different from "Game of Thrones" in some ways. One difference was that there were some time jumps where characters were suddenly years older. But, overall, I thought it was well done and I will look forward to the second season.

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I watched seasons 1 and 2 of "The Orville". I enjoyed the show. There are similarities to the Star Trek universe and its many TV and movie incarnations. This is not surprising, as some of the same people who produced Star Trek stuff are producing on Orville. The show has some good humor and some good science fiction. However, some of the episodes really stretch credibility in the science department. Still, it is a fun to watch show, so I am willing to overlook the occasional detour into the absurd.

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I watched Season 1 of the remake of "Lost In Space". I was aware of it, but had never watched it. The original show was very campy and humorous, and I still enjoy watching the occasional rerun. The remake attempts to represent hard scifi and succeeds, at least in part. However, there is very little in the show that would pass for humor. Also, the character of "Dr. Smith" has taken a hard turn to complete sociopathic evil. I kept hoping she would get shot, stabbed, crushed, or blown out an airlock. This remake only went for three seasons. I suppose I will watch the rest. They did, afterall, leave the first season with a huge cliffhanger.

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  • Dragon Katana
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    Just finished watching a series called 'The Walk In' starring Stephen Graham. Like everything that man stars in, it was fantastic.

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I watched a five part documentary about The Comedy Store produced by Showtime. There were extended interviews with a number of Comedy Store veterans who got their start there such as: David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jimmie Walker, Damon Wayans, Jim Carrey, Michael Keaton, and others. I was amazed at the talent that was nurtured by that place! Very interesting show!

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I have finally finished all five seasons of "Six Feet Under". Perhaps I should say that I survived watching all five seasons. I am a very big fan of Alan Ball's work on "True Blood", however, that series was based on the very popular Sookie Stackhouse book series. Six Feet Under was created by Alan Ball, and sometimes written and directed by him, but as far as I know, it does not originate from any books. The show gets very intense at times, and overall, I didn't feel very joyful after watching any of the episodes. I think it was worth watching, but I will probably never watch it again.

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I am looking forward to watching all three shows, but I have to wait for my library to get the DVD's.

  • dubiousbystander
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    I've watched the first episodes of:
    • House of the Dragon
    • She-Hulk
    • Rings of Power
    I'm generally pleased!

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  • Ceridwen
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    Me too. I truly loved the first five seasons. I won't rewatch anything past that, it did too much to sour the franchise for me to do that again.

  • Cyrus The Great
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    I have begun to re-watch "Lucifer". It is one of my favorite shows from recent years. I like all the characters, but I especially enjoy the therapist Dr. Linda!

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  • n107
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    Originally posted by Andrew NDB View Post

    Are you past episode 4? That's kind of the hurdle. I wasn't really "grabbed" until then.
    Yeah, I got past it and finished the season. It was fun but maybe I wasn't in the right head space for it as it still didn't really leave me wanting more. I think it's similar to how I felt watching Dexter (the first series). Every season I think, "I don't need to watch this," then by the end I think, "Ok, that was pretty good." But when the next season comes around I go through the same routine.

    Except for the last season. That just got worse with each passing episode and then slapped me across the face with the worst possible ending they could have devised.

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  • Andrew NDB
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    Originally posted by n107 View Post
    I'm also partway through Stranger Things Season 4. Still a fun watch but it's not holding my attention as well as the first couple of years. It's not a complaint but just a fact of how I'm responding to it.
    Are you past episode 4? That's kind of the hurdle. I wasn't really "grabbed" until then.

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