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Posted: December 15, 2020, 12:17 PM Post
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True Detective:

Season 1 was GREAT!

Season 2 was horrible, couldn't wait for it to end.

Season 3 was good, not as good as season 1, but 10x better than the crap show season 2 was.

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Posted: December 16, 2020, 12:11 PM Post
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PeaveyFury said:
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On to some HBO stuff next. Haven't done True Detective yet, so deciding between that, The Wire, and a Sopranos re-watch.


If you stick with just season 1 of True Detective you'll love it.


Started this last night, and I'm absolutely hooked after 1.5 episodes. Is it truly best to just stop after Season 1? Are there any redeeming qualities of 2 or 3?


I'll go against the grain and say that I thought Seasons 2 and 3 of True Detective were both pretty good. As good as the Wire, no. As good as Season 1 True Detective, no. I think these seasons got a bad wrap just because of how high the bar was set. TD episodes 4-8 were the best TV I've ever watched, and that includes recent viewings of The Wire, Sopranos, and Better Call Saul (& some BB refreshing).

If TD Season 1 never came out I feel like Season 2 and 3 would be pretty highly regarded.


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Posted: December 23, 2020, 8:07 AM Post
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If TD Season 1 never came out I feel like Season 2 and 3 would be pretty highly regarded.


Ok, made it through both 1 and 2. I have to say, I think the point above might be a fair take. I think if two had come first, people would think it was a good season, then would have been blown away by one had that come next. Having the benefit of a well-after-the fact watch and lowered expectations, I think that helped some. I admit, two episodes in, I was really hooked and looked forward to the next episodes. Which brings me to the problems as I saw them:

After setting the story up really well in the first two episodes, they spent the next three expanding tangent after tangent, rather than moving the main story forward. Odd. Obviously, Vince Vaughn's performance was a low-light... it seemed like we were watching him figure out how to play the character as the season went on. And finally- Stan? I truly don't understand how a guy that, by my count, had 30 seconds of pre-death screen time, and was likely described in the screenplay for those scenes as 'random henchman #1', had such an astounding and puzzling amount of time devoted to his death, the cause of it, and the aftermath...

Anyway, looking forward to season 3.


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Posted: December 23, 2020, 9:13 AM Post
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One interesting thing about season 2 is that it's based on a real "city" outside of LA.

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Posted: December 23, 2020, 11:06 AM Post
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One of my favorite shows The Expanse is back on and I am loving this season so far!


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So Amazon changed Top Gear into a 'specials only' show now since nobody was watching the first two seasons when they moved from the BBC. I've seen the two specials they have out now and they're still so heavily scripted, everything is staged and full of bad jokes. Amazon has turned the three guys into being nothing but bad actors who don't really even seem to have an affinity for cars anymore.


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Posted: December 27, 2020, 12:55 AM Post
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The Queen's Gambit is really good.

I agree. Good show.

I just watched this one, I really enjoyed it.


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Posted: December 27, 2020, 10:04 AM Post
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Bless this Mess, Fresh off the Boat, etc....I discovered yesterday that 80% of the shows I regularly watch weren't renewed. Not sure if I wanna watch Brooklyn 99 anymore, either.


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Posted: January 18, 2021, 2:47 AM Post
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Just watched the first 2 episodes of wandavision. It's pretty cute and I kinda feel like that always sunny conspiracy board meme right now.

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Remember what Yoda said:

"Cubs lead to Cardinals. Cardinals lead to dislike. Dislike leads to hate. Hate leads to constipation."


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American Gods season 3 just started on Starz. Based on Neil Gaimen's book. Much of it takes place in Wisconsin and neighboring states.


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Posted: January 18, 2021, 11:49 AM Post
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Just watched the first 2 episodes of wandavision. It's pretty cute and I kinda feel like that always sunny conspiracy board meme right now.


Never really been a comic book reader, haven't seen anything in the MCU...but I am super intrigued by WandaVision. Will definitely be checking it out.

Also, not sure how many here have ever had the pleasure of seeing John Luries's show from the early 1990's Fishing with John, where he took celeb guests like Dennis Hopper, Willem Dafoe, Tom Waits & Jim Jarmusch on ramshackle angling excursions around the world, but it looks like his new show Painting With John premieres on HBO this Friday.


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Posted: January 18, 2021, 2:45 PM Post
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Never really been a comic book reader, haven't seen anything in the MCU...but I am super intrigued by WandaVision. Will definitely be checking it out.


If you didn't watch the MCU films that lead up to WandaVision, I would recommend watching the "Marvel Legends" episodes for Scarlet Witch and Vision, since they basically feed you the portions of the movie which set up the series. It's part of the Disney+ subscription, which I signed up for on Friday to watch the show.

Personally, I loved the first two episodes, which is hardly a surprise since I grew up on the MCU source material. While I feel like I have a good "sense" of the what and the why for the series, I am curious to see how the story plays out, and particularly the impact on the characters...particularly the ones being introduced (in some cases, reintroduced) in the series, which is said to tie directly into the next Dr. Strange film.

After the year off...it's nice to have something Marvel to watch again!


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Posted: January 18, 2021, 6:11 PM Post
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After the year off...it's nice to have something Marvel to watch again!


After WW:84 which was just bad from after the beginning of the movie to the end. I don't know why but DC movies just suck and I think it is partially to do with the writing and partially due to the villains that they are using as being boring and having no character behind them.


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