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Iconodule: You like Invader Zim right? Do you like Samurai Jack?
 

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I just got into Person of Interest (via Netflix) as well; watched the season 1 finale last night. Lots of wooden acting from the lead, crazy plots, silly characterizations, and dumb premises, but that's the price of admission. And dammit if, by the end of the season, they didn't have me really caring about that whole pre-show drama/relationship Reese had with that woman, along with the pre-show life of Finch as well.
 

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Asteriktos said:
Mor Ephrem said:
I guess it's just you and me.  I was flipping channels and saw a cow getting bisected.  That was enough to get me hooked.  :)
I saw a person get bisected in a sci-fi-horror-movie once. It was a crappy movie to the 11th degree, but that single scene/special effect of the person getting split almost made it worth watching.  :police:

EDIT--to add, I guess getting cut in half isn't completely unique, but this was very clean and quick, it was some tentacle or lashing out or whatever, and at first the person didn't even know they were cut in half, and then... slowly... they realized... oh crap... and then plop, they fell apart.
I was recently surfing youtube and stumbled upon a vid of this scene. Not as cool as I remember. These things are almost never as cool as I remember.  :police:
 

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Asteriktos said:
I just got into Person of Interest (via Netflix) as well...
As a follow-up, the whole "charismatic [jerk]hole" thing they do with John Reese is seriously starting to rub me raw as a pancake. At least when writers were doing that sort of thing with Gregory House it was a central part of his character. Reese just treats people like crap and glibly/sarcastically dismisses them while they put their careers, lives, and the lives of others on the line.


EDIT--to remove minor spoilers
 

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Iconodule: You like Invader Zim right? Do you like Samurai Jack?
I'm a big fan of Invader Zim. I enjoyed Samurai Jack but I thought it was mostly style over substance. Great visuals, none of the wit or great writing that Zim had.
 

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Just got around to watching Rosewood. Lighthearted fluff very much in the vein of my beloved Castle. Marvellous and untaxing.
 

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Eruvande said:
Just got around to watching Rosewood. Lighthearted fluff very much in the vein of my beloved Castle. Marvellous and untaxing.
My mom is obsessed with Castle, we do little Castle marathons every time I go home to visit
 

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The Last Kingdom. It's really good.
 

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biro said:
The Last Kingdom. It's really good.
Ugh, I really really wanted to like it. Alas, I couldn't even finish the series. I don't think I'm one of those overly persnickety victim-complex people who sees anti-Xtian conspiracies in everything, but I found it to be more of Bernard Cornwell's pagan leg-humping stuff. And people who have a go at Alfred the Great, particularly based on their sad, baseless speculations, deserve some harsh comeuppance.

But aside from that, I thought it was entertaining and can see why people enjoyed it.
 

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House of Cards

Consider this spoilery

Didn't mind the slow pacing early on, nor the dumb ways people acted sometimes (plot needs to move along, guess this character has to become an idiot for an episode or two...)  Now a little over halfway through the 4th season and the grind of it all, along with (imo) less interesting stories, is starting to get to me. But in general I'm still hooked. Also, for the 2nd time in a couple years I had a 'mouth wide open' surprised moment, with what happened to Zoe. Oh, and I wanted to reach through the TV screen and kill Doug for what happened to Rachel; honestly, I just want to kill him dead even now.
 

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biro said:
The Last Kingdom. It's really good.
I watched the whole thing and I don't know why. It wasn't what I was hoping. 
 

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Luke Cage. H-O-O-K-E-D.
 

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Luke Cage. H-O-O-K-E-D.
I'm after the 7th episode. He is the most likeable character among those 3 and for me the show is being on par with the first season of Daredevil.
 

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I like it too. Good music. Gritty like the other two series but with a lot more style and a lot of love for the 70's.
 

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Mr. Robot

Only saw the 2nd season and not the 1st. I enjoyed it, though tbh I was expecting more after all the praise being heaped on the show.
 

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I was excited about Designated Survivor, but the show has fallen flat; predictable story, and heavy pushing of politically-correct messages about vaunted minorities (Muslims, etc.). The Exorcist series is alright, but nothing like its original source material. I'm looking forward to the return of The Walking Dead, Homeland, and The Americans.
 

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Watched the first few episodes of Designated Survivor... still sort of one the fence about it. I don't dislike it, but it might end up being one that I just stop watching from lack of interest. One thing it has done is make me think more highly of House of Cards.
 

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None really, don't have cable, can't watch baseball until the World Series because of that and probably won't watch if the Cubs don't make it. Can't watch pro bowling or hockey really either. The Chicago Bears are the best comedy series on TV, but being in North Carolina I usually can't watch them either! get stuck with the Carolina Panthers instead...they seem to be doing pretty bad, that might be fun. But, most stuff on TV is either leftist propaganda or just plain immoral.
 

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Iconodule said:
nothing said:
Iconodule: You like Invader Zim right? Do you like Samurai Jack?
I'm a big fan of Invader Zim. I enjoyed Samurai Jack but I thought it was mostly style over substance. Great visuals, none of the wit or great writing that Zim had.
I remember Samurai Jack.  Hard to have wit or great dialogue writing when about 4 words were said in 3 episodes (or so it seemed)  ;)
 

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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
 

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biro said:
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
+1 I need to get back to that one.
 

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Ainnir said:
biro said:
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
+1 I need to get back to that one.
I've never quite got into it. I do enjoy Murdoch Mysteries/The Artful Detective as a period procedural, though the shoehorning in of modern mores is quite tiresome.
 

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"Cops," augmented by flipping back and forth to the Tampa Bay Lightning game.
 

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Class. Laughs and scares galore!
 

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I'm tempted, but I'm not sure I've got the stomach for another Who spinoff. Torchwood was just dull by the end.
 

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Rick Steves Travels to Europe. I think that's what the show is called.
 

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Tried watching West Wing but gave up on it after a couple episodes. Now watching 24 for the first time, which has been fairly entertaining...
 

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Cops.

In a little while, will switch to the football game.
 

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Has anyone seen that 60's Russian War & Peace?  It's supposed to be one of the greatest achievments on film.  I'm debating about watching it in a few weeks.  Should I break the sacred rules and watch it dubbed?  Something tells me that would be very taxing to read all those subtitles.

I own the BBC one with Anthony Hopkins, which I like very much, if that means anything.
 

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William T said:
Has anyone seen that 60's Russian War & Peace?  It's supposed to be one of the greatest achievments on film.  I'm debating about watching it in a few weeks.  Should I break the sacred rules and watch it dubbed?  Something tells me that would be very taxing to read all those subtitles.

I own the BBC one with Anthony Hopkins, which I like very much, if that means anything.
Dude, 7 hours. Feel free.
 

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Asteriktos said:
Now watching 24 for the first time, which has been fairly entertaining...
Now a few episodes into season 3, and the Jack Bauer character is starting to get tedious. The most interesting thing at this point is thinking about how I'd react if the motives and actions of various characters (both heroes and villains) were swapped. Was good seeing Penny Johnson (Kassidy Yates in DS9) again though.
 

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There is only one show on the tele.

 

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vamrat said:
There is only one show on the tele.
What I don't really get is why they didn't blow him away when he showed up at the gate, and then went strolling through town? Like I know they're semi-scared and shell-shocked and all, but not one person decided to try and cut the head off the snake? I know the guns were (mostly) under lock and key, but it's not like someone who wanted to run and grab one would be stopped by the lady keeping tabs on them (or just shot by someone who had one because they were on lookout/wall duty). It would have made more sense to me if Neegs had sent in an advance team to round them all up, which wouldn't be a guarantee that they'd given them all over, but still seems more sensible to me. I think. So... ?
 

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Asteriktos said:
vamrat said:
There is only one show on the tele.
What I don't really get is why they didn't blow him away when he showed up at the gate, and then went strolling through town? Like I know they're semi-scared and shell-shocked and all, but not one person decided to try and cut the head off the snake? I know the guns were (mostly) under lock and key, but it's not like someone who wanted to run and grab one would be stopped by the lady keeping tabs on them (or just shot by someone who had one because they were on lookout/wall duty). It would have made more sense to me if Neegs had sent in an advance team to round them all up, which wouldn't be a guarantee that they'd given them all over, but still seems more sensible to me. I think. So... ?
I think he made his point about organization and ruthlessness of the Saviors in the round up.  He also conspicuously pointed that he had a right hand man (who was absent in the gun-grab).  The reprisal would have been an atrocity, even if the Saviors died out thereafter.
 
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