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Old 03-05-2019, 10:20 AM   #3101
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It does build, as most good shows do. I think you have to invest the time to get to know and care about the characters and their situation to really love any of the great shows, so the most you could hope for is seeing promise after just one episode. I'd consider this one quite good, but it's not great.

I feel for you on how people seem to love some media that is hard to get behind. That's me with super hero movies and shows. I think they're the same boring story over and over and are the worst thing ever. It's mind boggling to me how they can keep going to that well (origin story, joining the group, cheesy bad guy, unfunny one liners, etc.). If you like comic book hero stuff, this is the golden age. If you don't, basically 65% of movies are unappealing.
Funny, I don't get the same push back from people if I say I didn't like a specific superhero movie that I do if I say I couldn't get into a popular TV show. No one cares that I didn't like Spiderman Homecoming, but they get really mad if I say I didn't like Breaking Bad. The slow burn comment is a very common rebuttal. People tell me I need to invest time in it to get attached to the characters or it gets better after season x, but you need to watch from the beginning. Sorry, I'd rather invest my time in home projects than TV shows that are a slow burn. If I need a distraction, I'll put on a silly comedy show or watch some sports.
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:45 AM   #3102
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Looking forward to the Oilers episode
That's going to be its own miniseries.
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That's going to be its own miniseries.
Read this quickly and read “own misery.” Same thing, I guess.
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:44 PM   #3104
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Mickey Rourke was almost unrecognizable in that first episode of Losers. Looks emaciated.
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:52 AM   #3105
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Ricky Gervais' new show After Life is a pleasant surprise. It features his trademark misanthropy, but there's genuine emotion there too. Dark, but very funny. The first episode is heavy on the misanthropy part, so give it two episodes. The ending of E2 is a knockout.
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:23 AM   #3106
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Ricky Gervais' new show After Life is a pleasant surprise. It features his trademark misanthropy, but there's genuine emotion there too. Dark, but very funny. The first episode is heavy on the misanthropy part, so give it two episodes. The ending of E2 is a knockout.
Agreed, Gervais is great in this type of premise. I'm 2 episodes in and its pretty hilarious so far. Dark, kinda weird, but hilarious.
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:18 PM   #3107
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Really enjoying the F1 series so far
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Just watched the first season of Derry Girls. It's very funny, I loved the accents but found subtitles helped greatly. Probably even worth a rewatch

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Agreed, Gervais is great in this type of premise. I'm 2 episodes in and its pretty hilarious so far. Dark, kinda weird, but hilarious.

I actually find Gervais pretty good in this. I would preface that with the fact that I have a strong dislike of Gervais especially when he just plays himself, but in this he does a good job of flipping between being an unlikeable jerk and being a sympathetic character.
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:18 PM   #3110
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So apparently Hulu is available now in Canada. Anybody try it?
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:55 PM   #3111
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So apparently Hulu is available now in Canada. Anybody try it?
Where did you hear that? I know it’s supposed to be coming but I don’t seeanything about it being available now.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:36 PM   #3112
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Really enjoying the F1 series so far
Me as well. I never had an interest before, but I may be hooked...
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Where did you hear that? I know it’s supposed to be coming but I don’t seeanything about it being available now.
If you go to Hulu's site from a Canadian IP it doesn't tell you to bugger off anymore.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:46 PM   #3115
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Behind the Curve is really well done. It's hard to be upset by flat-earthers when it's explained pretty clearly why these people are the way they are.

Despite being disproved over and over, they still keep at it because they are too far invested at this point. It's fascinating.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:59 PM   #3116
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Behind the Curve is really well done. It's hard to be upset by flat-earthers when it's explained pretty clearly why these people are the way they are.

Despite being disproved over and over, they still keep at it because they are too far invested at this point. It's fascinating.
Yeah....thats the problem and why they and mainstream science cant co-exist.

If you just cannot accept that your initial philosophy is conclusively incorrect and move along then you just 'cant even.'

In the words of Neil DeGrasse Tyson: "Thats the thing about science...its still true, whether you believe it or not."
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I tried, can't get past the CC screen. They only take zip codes still, and despite me trying the zip code trick it didn't work.
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HULU works from my phone here.
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triple frontiers plot went in kinda of an interesting direction. It wasn't the straight car chaise getting run down heist movie, that the preview would have made you expect. It turned into more the characters fighting against themselves.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:36 AM   #3120
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Love, Death and Robots is pretty great. Stunning animated short films. All animated in different styles. Black Mirrorish in that the stories aren't connected and set in the future. It's a hard R though so don't watch it with the kids.

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