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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #190 on: December 28, 2020, 05:31:24 AM »
Started the Mandalorian, after all the praise for season 2. I figure I can be patient with season 1, as I hear it takes a bit to get good...

I just finished season 2, it was really good.  S1 was okay, S2 will make it worth it.


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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #191 on: December 28, 2020, 05:50:26 AM »
Enjoyed:
 Christmas crossfire ( German film
Noir with a bit of a seasonal setting).
Imposters -  3 episodes in and the script and acting is pretty good
Bridgerton - nice production. Has a bit of a woke touch to it with all races equally represented, despite being a fictional setting in England late 19th century.

The Midnight Sky -yawn
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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #192 on: January 10, 2021, 03:20:00 PM »
Trying to get into some new shows I started watching Your Honor with Bryan Cranston. Big fan of some of his stuff and Showtime Ive found is top notch with premium series. It's horrible and sucks more than I could have imagined. Basically Death Sentence meets a low level crime drama with a lazy social justice message. Total letdown.

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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #193 on: January 10, 2021, 05:00:59 PM »
United 93 is at the top of my list.

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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #194 on: January 10, 2021, 05:42:49 PM »
Signed up for the free trial of Apple TV to watch Greyhound. Tom Hanks brings his A game and it's a good, albeit hurried, snapshot of one encounter during the Battle of The Atlantic.

However, what I found on Apple TV and am absolutely loving is their alternate history For All Mankind. It's set in a theoretical world where the space race, primarily the Apollo program, continues on for years in an intense battle between the US and USSR with a rush to set up a permanent base on the moon. Awesome show and an interesting what if that stays within the realm of scientific possibility for the most part.

I watched Greyhound too. This is also basically an alternative history movie where all the German U-Boot commander collectively loose their mind.

Tom Lasso is surprisingly good. Not a premise that interested me at all, but I heard enough good things about it from people who's taste I trust that I check it out, and both my wife and I really enjoyed it.

I started to watch To. lasso. it has some classical Yankee - Brit  hum out in it, but so far I like it.

The Expanse season 5 is pretty good, one of the best one actually. They drop one episode every week.
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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #195 on: January 10, 2021, 06:45:59 PM »
Thanks for the reminder on the expanse! I wasn’t aware season 5 was out. Great series.
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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #196 on: January 11, 2021, 07:21:08 AM »
I recommend the film 'Palm Springs' (2020, Hulu).

But go in KNOWING NOTHING ABOUT IT. Not a trailer, not a description, nothing. All you need to know is it's not for kids.

It makes the film so much more fun to have no spoilers.


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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #197 on: January 11, 2021, 08:26:45 AM »
In honor of the times, V for Vendetta. Classic.

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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #198 on: January 18, 2021, 08:36:23 AM »
I recommend the film 'Palm Springs' (2020, Hulu).

But go in KNOWING NOTHING ABOUT IT. Not a trailer, not a description, nothing. All you need to know is it's not for kids.

It makes the film so much more fun to have no spoilers.

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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #199 on: February 22, 2021, 05:21:55 PM »
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