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spewing - aka TV review
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 25, 2024 12:34PM
Constellation on Apple.
3 eps in, good players, disjointed 3 plots with a pant load of weak dialog. Thankfully, not as much stupid music where the story and players should do the job, but some. Dunno if I'll watch ep 4.
Much like True Detective NIght Country ... meh.

Fargo S5
I watched the 1st couple eps of S1 and hadn't come back.
Until this one. I can't stand Jon Hamm. This part he digs into. Great.
Juno is very good and JJ Leigh is fun as hell.
But the guy who plays Ole Munch (the undead), Sam Spruell is so on top of his small part. 3 plot lines are well merged. Very few poorly placed pop songs. Great ride.

As usual, should you or your eye bones be bored or kilt, I will disavow any knowledge of what I writ here.



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Re: spewing - aka TV review
Posted by: davester
Date: February 25, 2024 01:24PM
Except for a few sci-fi series (Severance, Silo, Battlestar Galactica, etc), US TV is a wasteland and all of the good TV is on Britbox (IMHO of course).



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Re: spewing - aka TV review
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 25, 2024 02:17PM
BB has a lot of good stuff.
But we still turn out a couple of good ones now and then.
didja watch The Hour?



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Re: spewing - aka TV review
Posted by: davester
Date: February 25, 2024 03:00PM
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Fritz
BB has a lot of good stuff.
But we still turn out a couple of good ones now and then.
didja watch The Hour?

Yes, The Hour was fantastic. Too bad the BBC cancelled it, supposedly due to low viewership.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: spewing - aka TV review
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 25, 2024 03:13PM
yea, no accounting for taste no matter where you are.
The Fall
The Capture
Call My Agent/Dix Pour Cent - French
Ghosts UK
Edge of Darkness - very old
State of Play - old
State Within - old



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Re: spewing - aka TV review
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: February 25, 2024 04:22PM
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Fritz
But the guy who plays Ole Munch (xxx xxxxxx), Sam Spruell is so on top of his small part.

It’s less than convenient the way there’s no intuitive, ‘inline’ way to do it on the forum, but spoilering that bit about Munch would have been nice, as it’s not an early reveal in the series. winking smiley



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Re: spewing - aka TV review
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 25, 2024 04:30PM
my buddy more or less told me about xxxxxxx before I saw it.
Din't change nothing for me. But I'm slow.



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Re: spewing - aka TV review
Posted by: davemchine
Date: February 25, 2024 10:57PM
We have been watching a lot of BBC shows as well. Some of the newer American shows move incredibly fast with no or very little character development.



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Re: spewing - aka TV review
Posted by: davester
Date: February 25, 2024 11:57PM
The nice thing about Britbox is that they have a bunch of non-BBC shows too. We especially like some of the Scandinavian shows, like Borgen, Wallander, Murder in Sweden, Rita, etc. A tip...watch these in the native language with subtitles. The dubbed versions are universally horrible.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: spewing - aka TV review
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 26, 2024 07:05AM
Beforeigners? That was HBO Scanda. 2 seasons and hoping it comes back, but I think pandemic killed it. HBO certainly won't be doing much.
Borgan was one of the best I'd seen.



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Re: spewing - aka TV review
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 26, 2024 07:55AM
Finally finished True Detective: Night Country, and was really disappointed.

And I really, really hate Billie Eilish.

So far One and Three are the clear winners.

Whether it be Brit or US TV, there's very often way way too much backstory, I suppose in the name of character development.

It's as though so many writers grew up on Marvel comic books — 'Hey what if we give our heroes tortured souls!'

I just finished Bodies, an ambitious sci-fi one-off series.

The acting was really good, but the plot had a few holes, and that's something I tend to over look if they're not too bad.






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Re: spewing - aka TV review
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 26, 2024 08:34AM
gave up at ep4. Don't hate Billie, but I won't listen to her.
Like listening to paint dry.
There's backstory and there's the ability to say more with less.



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Re: spewing - aka TV review
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: February 26, 2024 12:28PM
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RAMd®d
Finally finished True Detective: Night Country, and was really disappointed.

So far One and Three are the clear winners..

agree smiley

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RAMd®d
It's as though so many writers grew up on Marvel comic books — 'Hey what if we give our heroes tortured souls!'

In fairness, many of the Brit series have the "tortured souls" undercurrent. Just two examples:

In Prime Suspect, Helen Mirren's character has a dying father, can't maintain a relationship, and becomes an alcoholic.

In Happy Valley, Sarah Lancashire's character is divorced with two children (one who commits suicide), and is raising a grandson (from the rape of the daughter who committed suicide.)
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Re: spewing - aka TV review
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 26, 2024 05:10PM
In fairness, many of the Brit series have the "tortured souls" undercurrent


Hence my Whether it be Brit or US TV

Let's not forget Cassie Stuart in Unforgotten, though hers is more 'conventional'.

Typically, Brit procedural drama allows me to tolerate a little higher level of 'tortured soulness'.

I was never able to get into Happy Valley.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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