The TV Series discussion thread - Page 281 - RPGWatch Forums
|
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » General Forums » Off-Topic » The TV Series discussion thread

Default The TV Series discussion thread

April 15th, 2021, 17:30
I'm a huge Ken Burns fan, to date I've watched every single thing he's been involved in, so watching his thoughts and musings on Hemingway is something I've looked forward to ever since I heard of the project. I've watched the first two episodes, and they are really good, even someone that knows Ernest inside and out will likely pick up a few nuggets of knowledge here. They literally cover almost every single aspect of his life, from the mundane to the extravagant. Each episode so far has been quite lengthy, clocking in just under two hours apiece.
Carnifex is offline

Carnifex

SasqWatch

#5601

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ormond Beach, FL.
Posts: 12,088
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)

Default 

April 16th, 2021, 17:55
I completed the Hemingway series last night, very solid show, maybe a little over five hours in total. There are lots of snippets of information that I didn't know, and plenty that was just nice to hear again, often from another perspective. I love some of his novels and others I simply don't care for, yet no one can deny his pure skills as a writer. I hear that the next Burns project is supposed to be a look at Muhammad Ali, which sounds really good.
Carnifex is offline

Carnifex

SasqWatch

#5602

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ormond Beach, FL.
Posts: 12,088
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)

Default 

April 16th, 2021, 19:25
Has anyone watched Hanna?

It's about a girl who was put into a military training programme after some genetic modification to be faster and stronger.

It's not unique or anything but I find it very entertaining.
Pladio is offline

Pladio

Pladio's Avatar
Guardian of Nonsense
Original Sin Donor

#5603

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,990
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)

Default 

April 16th, 2021, 19:43
The decade old now movie Hanna yes I did watch, it was good.
The unnecessary remake you are mentioning I refused to watch, sorry.
--
Toka Koka
joxer is offline

joxer

joxer's Avatar
The Smoker
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#5604

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 23,075
Mentioned: 199 Post(s)

Default 

April 16th, 2021, 22:04
Similar to Joxer above, I've seen the Hanna flick and enjoyed it. I think I even watched it a second time with a friend a few years ago. I've not watched the telly version because I don't see how it could be any better.

Has anyone checked out the new iteration of Kung Fu? I'm a huge fan of the original show, but I'm extremely wary of reboots/re-imaginings these days. I'm really curious if it has any references to Kwai Chang Caine….if so I'd likely check it out, if not I'll likely just skip it.
Carnifex is offline

Carnifex

SasqWatch

#5605

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ormond Beach, FL.
Posts: 12,088
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)

Default 

April 16th, 2021, 23:57
I watched both seasons of the TV series Hannah and thought the first season was better than the second. It's worth taking a look. Kung Fu is interesting with a few well done action sequences, but so far (2 episodes) no reference to the original. Worth taking a look to see if it suits you!!
--
If God said it, then that settles it!!

Editor@RPGWatch
Corwin is offline

Corwin

Corwin's Avatar
On The Razorblade of Life
Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#5606

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 12,530
Mentioned: 57 Post(s)

Default 

April 17th, 2021, 10:33
I watched the tv series of Hanna as well, which has no relation to the movie at all. The first season was quite OK with her coming of age, a constant sense of danger and finding out who or what she is. As that was basically done in the first season, the second felt like there was nothing new left, besides the fighting and trying to save another girl like her. I found it to be quite predictable and repetitive. It doesn’t look promising for season 3.
--
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. Douglas Adams
There are no facts, only interpretations. Nietzsche
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde
Myrthos is offline

Myrthos

Myrthos's Avatar
Cave Canem
Administrator
RPGWatch Team

#5607

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,086
Mentioned: 144 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

April 17th, 2021, 21:02
Halfway through Season 3 of Westworld now. I'm enjoying it well enough, but yeah, it's nowhere near the same level as the first two seasons. The only "twist" so far was somewhat disappointing to me.
JDR13 is offline

JDR13

JDR13's Avatar
SasqWatch
Original Sin Donor

#5608

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Florida, US
Posts: 29,542
Mentioned: 99 Post(s)

Default 

April 21st, 2021, 11:50
I watched Deadly Class, or at least part of it. Although it did appear from the description to be another high school drama, in which I am not interested, the fact that it is about a school for killers sounded interesting.
I don't usually give up on watching shows. These days I watch them when I am exercising on our bike or treadmill, both of which are in our home. So, it is not that I get the feeling that I have wasted time by watching something less interesting as there is not much better to do anyway, while I am exercising

Also, sometimes shows get better after a few episodes. Anyway. I gave up after the fifth episode, the one with the drugs. I can't relate to anyone on the show and I get this annoying feeling with some of the characters especially the main character, because he especially comes across as very unrealistic. And for me becoming annoyed with characters (and it is not a character I am supposed to be annoyed with from the writing) is a clear sign that it is time to move on.
--
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. Douglas Adams
There are no facts, only interpretations. Nietzsche
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde
Myrthos is offline

Myrthos

Myrthos's Avatar
Cave Canem
Administrator
RPGWatch Team

#5609

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,086
Mentioned: 144 Post(s)

Default 

April 21st, 2021, 14:43
Originally Posted by Myrthos View Post
I watched Deadly Class, or at least part of it. Although it did appear from the description to be another high school drama, in which I am not interested, the fact that it is about a school for killers sounded interesting.
I don't usually give up on watching shows. These days I watch them when I am exercising on our bike or treadmill, both of which are in our home. So, it is not that I get the feeling that I have wasted time by watching something less interesting as there is not much better to do anyway, while I am exercising

Also, sometimes shows get better after a few episodes. Anyway. I gave up after the fifth episode, the one with the drugs. I can't relate to anyone on the show and I get this annoying feeling with some of the characters especially the main character, because he especially comes across as very unrealistic. And for me becoming annoyed with characters (and it is not a character I am supposed to be annoyed with from the writing) is a clear sign that it is time to move on.
Funny, that's exactly how I felt about Mr. Robot, although I did make it to the end of S1. I felt more sympathy for the 'villains' than the 'heroes' there.
--
If you have no other choice but to kill, you have failed.
Ntwa kgolo ke ya molomo
Philistine is offline

Philistine

Keeper of the Watch
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#5610

Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 609
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)

Default 

April 21st, 2021, 15:15
Originally Posted by Myrthos View Post
I watched Deadly Class, or at least part of it.
…I gave up after the fifth episode, the one with the drugs.
Tastes.
I loved it and was disappointed after syfy instantly cancelled it.
--
Toka Koka
joxer is offline

joxer

joxer's Avatar
The Smoker
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#5611

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 23,075
Mentioned: 199 Post(s)

Default 

April 21st, 2021, 17:21
I watched Deadly Class back when it was airing and it was ok, and yeah some of the episodes were extreme misses with me. The cancellation came as no real surprise.
Carnifex is offline

Carnifex

SasqWatch

#5612

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ormond Beach, FL.
Posts: 12,088
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)

Default 

April 22nd, 2021, 19:42
Finished Season 3 of Westworld last night.

It had some moments, but the writing just wasn't there this time. It's almost like it was written by an entirely different team as opposed to the people who did seasons 1 & 2.

I did really like their choices of music throughout the episodes, and it gave off a cool Blade Runner like vibe at times, but overall it fell way short of the lofty expectations I had after the earlier seasons. The last episode in particular was painfully underwhelming compared to the previous season finales.
JDR13 is offline

JDR13

JDR13's Avatar
SasqWatch
Original Sin Donor

#5613

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Florida, US
Posts: 29,542
Mentioned: 99 Post(s)

Default 

April 22nd, 2021, 21:04
Felt nostalgic for another cartoon series I loved as a kid, The Mask - Animated Series. And it's as good as I remembered it. The guy doing the voices for the Mask is just incredible.

Also, the intro is glorious. Too bad I can't find the video, only the audio.
loading…
danutz_plusplus is online now

danutz_plusplus

danutz_plusplus's Avatar
SasqWatch

#5614

Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,853
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)

Default 

April 22nd, 2021, 21:15
I finished the first series of Bosch the other evening, I enjoyed it a lot. A solid police drama, one I'll continue to watch. This week I'm finally getting to the end of Battlestar Galactica, I'm on series four now. It's taken me eight months, and I'm savoring every moment, it isn't easy to find this quality of telly these days.
Carnifex is offline

Carnifex

SasqWatch

#5615

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ormond Beach, FL.
Posts: 12,088
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)

Default 

April 23rd, 2021, 01:22
loading…


Can't wait.
--
Toka Koka
joxer is offline

joxer

joxer's Avatar
The Smoker
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#5616

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 23,075
Mentioned: 199 Post(s)

Default 

April 24th, 2021, 17:30
I tried watching Falcon and Winter Solider telly show, gave up after twenty minutes. I think these people are so seriously out of touch about what makes comic book characters great, to me it doesn't seem that difficult yet it rarely seems to translate to film or television shows. Honestly I still think the best Marvel adaptation I've seen so far was the Daredevil series, and that was a couple of years ago, now. The Agents of Shield and Agent Carter shows were decent thriller/spy franchises, but didn't really focus on mutants or altered humans.
Carnifex is offline

Carnifex

SasqWatch

#5617

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ormond Beach, FL.
Posts: 12,088
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)

Default 

April 24th, 2021, 19:20
As per usual, or not(?), I disagree on almost everything.

Daredevil series - IMO considering it's limited budget it turned out much better than anyone could have expected, if someone didn't watch it, please do.
Agent Carter - superb and innovative take on Marvel universe, some won't like it just because it's different, but I adored every single minute of it.
The Agents of Shield - one of the most boring and annoying shows I've ever seen, somehow I've managed to watch it's first season hoping the next will be better and instead it got worse, please for sakes of your sanity, just skippit.

I actually love Falcon&WinterSoldier.
Except one utter fail.

First, it had enough money for stunts, good CGI, explosions, fire, etc.
Action parts were top notch, there was no obvious error to spot and I don't care if at slowmotion one could notice some.
Generally I love Mackie and I love Stan, here I loved their portrayal when it was about buddy buddy stuff and inner dilemmas.
Support cast did a good job, a moment some scene got ruined by amateurism does not exist.

The plot is nothing new, but that's what we expect from superhero stuff.
A hero and a former villain team up to stop some baddies.
Of course the story will show us that these baddies are not all that evil and there are more evil baddies in the world that should be stopped instead.
Typical comics material, which was a good choice.

However, instead of keeping at it, Disney decided to irritate worldwide comics fans.
Who the f decided to annoy us with - racism.
For god's sakes. I can understand it's some ongoing USA thing, but this became ridiculous. I can't remember many Hollywood movies and shows in the past couple of years that are not slamming fans with racism issues.
Yes it's serious, yes it's a problem to be talked about, yes it's something laws should deal with… But will you please stop injecting it into everything? Especially in superhero genre.

I still say the show is fun and here's hope Disney will remove the political trash from the next season.
--
Toka Koka
joxer is offline

joxer

joxer's Avatar
The Smoker
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#5618

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 23,075
Mentioned: 199 Post(s)

Default 

April 24th, 2021, 19:37
I have a few friends who have been vocally enjoyed Invincible, so despite my general disdain for all things Robert Kirkman, I watched the first episode. Terrible. Absolutely atrocious writing wrapped around stuff we've all seen a dozen times before, capped off with
Spoiler
JFarrell71 is offline

JFarrell71

SasqWatch

#5619

Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,751
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)

Default 

April 24th, 2021, 20:49
Nod, stick with the books for Invincible. I also tried the first episode a week or two ago, it was very disappointing.

One think I abhor in any show is whinging. It's like the CW base most of their shows on it, and the moment it starts, I'm out. Seriously, I hear enough complaining in real life, when it starts happening in telly and movies, nothing is more disappointing to me. I'll clear right the heck out!

Oddly enough, I don't see it happening so much in text, for novels or books, at least not the ones I read.

Agent Carter and Daredevil are the only two shows I can even tolerate watching these days from the Marvel line. Honestly I'd re-watch these two shows than anything new that's currently being churned out by Disney/Marvel.
Carnifex is offline

Carnifex

SasqWatch

#5620

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ormond Beach, FL.
Posts: 12,088
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
RPGWatch Forums » General Forums » Off-Topic » The TV Series discussion thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 16:08.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by DragonByte Security (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright by RPGWatch