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Old 25 January 2019, 01:37 PM
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I’ve finished Carmen Sandiego and I think the one real complaint I have is that the factoids feel squeezed in. Oh, and Devineaux is so French I keep expecting him to ask about silly English kuhniggets (he’s also kind of an idiot).
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Old 25 January 2019, 04:11 PM
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I watched Knight Fight...

Tt's format seems to be a spin-off of a spin-off.
Forged in fire spinned off Knife Fight
Knight Fight seems to be spinned off from there.

Former Wrestling pro as commentator/flavour, panel of expert then COMBAT!

The first show was mostly guys in armour rushing each other to prevent the other guy from hitting with his weapon and everyone falling on the ground, grappling each other.

Doesn't seem very knightly to me. We'll see how it goes in the next episode.
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Old 30 January 2019, 01:47 PM
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It's not a new show, since it's in its second season, but it might as well be - Futureman. Hulu show, starring Josh Hutcherson, same set up as The Last Starfighter, and they do reference that. Hutcherson is the first to beat a game, and people from the future show up to tell him he's supposed to save the world. The first season was basically a goofy comedy, with a fair number of dick jokes. This season they have decided to become a satire, and they are pretty much hitting every aspect of today's society. From a show that started off as an attempt to keep a guy from getting herpes, it's a weird evolution. Still enjoying it, though.
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Old 11 February 2019, 02:33 AM
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I finished Russian Doll, the Natasha Lyonne Groundhog Day-like dramedy on Netflix. I'm a soft touch for timelooping storylines, and kind of appropriately I seem to be reading/watching a number of them lately, including a doorstopper book over a month ago. The looping in Russian Doll works slightly differently than Groundhog Day, since Nadia actually does make it to the following day several times, but apparently getting caught in the loop makes her very accident-prone or paints a cosmic bullseye on her back because eventually Nadia always dies. I initially wondered how she would even know if she was out of the loop since death is a prerequisite for the time reset, but there are some early visual cues that the resets are screwing up the timeline and it isn't sustainable. IMO, the show really took off once the second lead is fully established as his personality is such a polar opposite of Nadia's. He appears very briefly in the first episode, and I think I saw him on at least one other occasion before he gets fully thrown into the mixer at the end of episode 3. Like Homecoming, this show is another one of those compact dramas, so the episodes are only 30 minutes long. I liked some of the visual touches such as the blue geode-like vortex in the bathroom door and the parade at the end, which had the character Horse wearing a deer head that reminded me of Mr. Deer from the game Rusty Lake Hotel. I also can’t get the song “Gotta Get Up” out of my head. I guess I’ll have to wait for it to fade out on its own time.

Also finished watching the penultimate episode of Counterpart. This show had better be renewed, since I don’t see how the storyline could possibly be satisfactorily wrapped in the finale.
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Old 11 February 2019, 07:27 PM
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I’m finally watching something new when it has only just been released!

I’m watching the Das Boot, sort of err.. rebootish sequel.

3 episodes of I think 10 in so far and I am really enjoying it. I was worried because the original was such a classic but it looks like they have pitched the tone of it about right, albeit with more mdern pacing (so far)
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Old 18 February 2019, 01:54 AM
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Doom Patrol on DC Universe dropped episode 1 on Friday. I like it better than Titans, which I liked well enough. Brendan Frasier is... disturbingly doughy, which is perfect for his role. Alan Tudyk's narration is refreshingly 4th wall-breaking and snarky. Great writing. Two thumbs up.

Umbrella Academy season 1 on Netflix dropped Friday, watched episodes 1 and 2. Holy crap, that is awesome! Never read the comics, was only aware of them via a Free Comic Book Day pamphlet from years ago. Writing, visuals, music, acting all great - 5 thumbs up!

A good weekend for the super-junkie.
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Old 18 February 2019, 02:11 AM
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Umbrella Academy is the next thing I'm watching once I get through Season 2 of Dragon Prince.
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Old 18 February 2019, 04:27 PM
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Umbrella Academy season 1 on Netflix dropped Friday... (snip) Never read the comics, was only aware of them via a Free Comic Book Day pamphlet from years ago.
That Free Comic Book Day comic was from 2007 - whoa, almost 12 years ago! Obviously I have no idea how a fan of the comic will feel about the series, but as an "outsider" with no skin in the game, I am quite pleased so far.
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Old 19 February 2019, 12:52 PM
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Crius of CoH, you inspired me to watch Umbrella Academy last night. I had never heard of it, but dang, it was fantastic. It was very interesting, I really loved the music in it, and the cast was great.
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Old 19 February 2019, 01:44 PM
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Crius of CoH, you inspired me to watch Umbrella Academy last night. I had never heard of it, but dang, it was fantastic. It was very interesting, I really loved the music in it, and the cast was great.
Welp, my work here is done. Farewell, all! Off to my next assignment!

Seriously, glad you like it. I get enough inspiration for things to see, read, do from this board; happy I can give back.
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Old 19 February 2019, 02:59 PM
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I umpteenth Umbrella Academy.

Also, not entirely “new” (to the point where I’m watching this on a DVD I bought in this country some time ago) but I’ve finally decided to check out the most recent seasons of Kommissar Rex. Not the one covering his move to Italy, but the one where the series underwent the more dramatic retool putting him in the Special Unit.

I have to ask: are we to assume this Rex is the same dog that lived with Moser all those years ago? I mean, he’s pretty spry for a dog who has to be in his 20s (Wikipedia lists four dogs who have played him).
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Old 21 February 2019, 12:46 PM
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Get Krack!n. Last week’s episode was a bit lacklustre, but the wickedly insensitive nature of tonight’s show was hilarious.

For those who don’t know, the show is what happens when Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney (“The Kates”, from The Katering Show) are stuck in the wasteland of morning television. What this means is an absolute clusterNFBSK of Alan Partridge proportions. The episode was about disability awareness, so they decorated the set with all sorts of ridiculous signage, and promptly realised how screwed they were when the ramps they needed failed to show up in time. Then an inspirationally disadvantaged person revealed she was just disadvantaged, and the sign language interpreters they hired got in a fight.

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Old 21 February 2019, 03:19 PM
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Get Krack!n. Last week’s episode was a bit lacklustre, but the wickedly insensitive nature of tonight’s show was hilarious.
So far all I can access are clips on YouTube, but what I've seen over the last year or so has been hilarious. I like the lady "doctor" who was touting the health benefits of tumeric. Wish I could watch whole episodes; I was hooked on The Katering Show some years ago when someone showed me the "Food Porn" episode (and later, I found Bleak online, which I also love). Went so far as to purchase a Katering Show apron for kitchen work.
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Old 21 February 2019, 03:26 PM
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Miracle Workers. It is as funny and as dark as you'd expect a show that casts Steve Buscemi as God to be (very on both counts).
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Old 21 February 2019, 07:46 PM
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So far all I can access are clips on YouTube, but what I've seen over the last year or so has been hilarious. I like the lady "doctor" who was touting the health benefits of tumeric. Wish I could watch whole episodes; I was hooked on The Katering Show some years ago when someone showed me the "Food Porn" episode (and later, I found Bleak online, which I also love). Went so far as to purchase a Katering Show apron for kitchen work.
I do believe they’re on iTunes.
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Old 22 February 2019, 12:21 PM
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I do believe they’re on iTunes.
Which, alas, I do not have an account with.
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Old 22 February 2019, 12:23 PM
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I'm watching The Passage on Fox. It's very good.
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Old 25 February 2019, 02:57 PM
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I watched a couple of episodes of the Richie Rich TV series on Netflix (not new, but new to…um…my nephew). I’m amazed that any sitcom can be less funny than So Little Time (I give Two Of A Kind a pass, mostly due to MK&A sharing the spotlight). Also, my nephew, who is completely unfamiliar with the source material, did not find it funny.

OK, so you know how we never learn the source of his fantastic wealth? Here, that becomes “we learn the source, but not how it equates to a wealth equivalent to the GDP of a reasonably wealthy country” (it boils down to a joke about how vegetables are yucky, but it’s now an energy source that’s literally lightning in a bottle). Richie’s family are now his father Cliff and sister Harper, his friends are money-manager Murray and apparent clotheshorse Darcy, while Richie is somehow executor of his own estate. Oh, and the only other holdover from the comics is Irona the Robot Maid.
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Old 25 February 2019, 03:06 PM
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Watched the first two episodes of Doom Patrol. It's great! Better than Titans was at the same point in the show.
Alan Tudyk makes the show as the narrator/Nobody. Haven't heard from Brendan Fraser in a while, and he's good in his role. I really like Timothy Dalton as well.
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Old 25 February 2019, 05:13 PM
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I just binge watched The Umbrella Academy and enjoyed it immensely. I am waiting for the new series of Peaky Blinders and in the interim may work on going through Penny Dreadful. They have just announced a new series of that starring one of my favourite actors.
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