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Old Oct 8th 2020, 2:53 am
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It's all about the Z'ha'dum

One of my fave quotes, from Vir to Morden:
"I want to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I would look up into your lifeless eyes and wave like this. Can you and your associates arrange that for me, Mr. Morden?"

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Old Oct 8th 2020, 5:09 am
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Originally Posted by sharkus
It's all about the Z'ha'dum

One of my fave quotes, from Vir to Morden:
"I want to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I would look up into your lifeless eyes and wave like this. Can you and your associates arrange that for me, Mr. Morden?"
...Oh yes..

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Old Oct 8th 2020, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy
+1 for Lilyhammer, I've just cleared season 2.

Maybe not that "PC", but wine-spittingly funny in parts.

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I'm having less success, though, with lilyhammer. I really enjoyed Season 1, but as season 2 progresses, I'm finding it less and less inventive (or perhaps just too silly). I'll persevere with it and hopefully it will pick up again. Maybe I'm just overdosing on too much Norwegian stuff (I was watching Lilyhammer and Norsemen in parallel).

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If you're having trouble with Lilyhammer season 2, best don't hold your breath for season 3... I'm now three episodes in, and really hoping it gets back somehow.
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You absolutely must stick with it. Things happen - not saying what - that will have you whooping with delight after your jaw drops.
I just wrapped up season 3 of Lilyhammer. I think it forgot that it was supposed to be a comedy! I don't think I cracked a smile once during season 3. I would love to get back that wasted 8 hours of my life! Season 1 started out as an unusual storyline with cute and interesting characters, and an amusing insight into Norwegian society. That's not how it ended.
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We have the crazed English Millwall fan beating people up and torturing Torgier; the crazy American gangster who sets up a rival club, and shoots sheep and beats people up; Roar who inexplicably ends up in Rio (and then in jail and then back in Norway and then back in Rio ...) and continues to do stupid stuff at every turn; a stunningly beautiful Brazilian lady inexplicably falling for "Johnny" - who has the personality (and looks) of a brick. And my least favorite character - the social worker (Jan) turned Muslim who kills various women and has the most irritating laugh on the planet. Was there supposed to be something remotely funny about his participation in the show ? We were also treated to a pervert with a lactation fetish. Was there supposed to be a laugh in that whole story arc, somewhere? Altogether, it seemed like a rambling sequence of ill-conceived ideas which achieved absolutely nothing.

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Old Oct 8th 2020, 8:28 am
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Originally Posted by Steerpike
I just wrapped up season 3 of Lilyhammer. I think it forgot that it was supposed to be a comedy! I don't think I cracked a smile once during season 3. I would love to get back that wasted 8 hours of my life! Season 1 started out as an unusual storyline with cute and interesting characters, and an amusing insight into Norwegian society. That's not how it ended.
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We have the crazed English Millwall fan beating people up and torturing Torgier; the crazy American gangster who sets up a rival club, and shoots sheep and beats people up; Roar who inexplicably ends up in Rio (and then in jail and then back in Norway and then back in Rio ...) and continues to do stupid stuff at every turn; a stunningly beautiful Brazilian lady inexplicably falling for "Johnny" - who has the personality (and looks) of a brick. And my least favorite character - the social worker (Jan) turned Muslim who kills various women and has the most irritating laugh on the planet. Was there supposed to be something remotely funny about his participation in the show ? We were also treated to a pervert with a lactation fetish. Was there supposed to be a laugh in that whole story arc, somewhere? Altogether, it seemed like a rambling sequence of ill-conceived ideas which achieved absolutely nothing.


I quite agree.

It peaked for me in season one. I found season two vaguely amusing in parts, but less so overall, and got absolutely zip from season three.
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Old Oct 8th 2020, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
You absolutely must stick with it. Things happen - not saying what - that will have you whooping with delight after your jaw drops.
Originally Posted by Steerpike
I just wrapped up season 3 of Lilyhammer. I think it forgot that it was supposed to be a comedy! I don't think I cracked a smile once during season 3. I would love to get back that wasted 8 hours of my life!
Spoiler:

We have the crazed English Millwall fan beating people up and torturing Torgier; the crazy American gangster who sets up a rival club, and shoots sheep and beats people up; Roar who inexplicably ends up in Rio (and then in jail and then back in Norway and then back in Rio ...) and continues to do stupid stuff at every turn; a stunningly beautiful Brazilian lady inexplicably falling for "Johnny" - who has the personality (and looks) of a brick. And my least favorite character - the social worker (Jan) turned Muslim who kills various women and has the most irritating laugh on the planet. Was there supposed to be something remotely funny about his participation in the show ? We were also treated to a pervert with a lactation fetish. Was there supposed to be a laugh in that whole story arc, somewhere? Altogether, it seemed like a rambling sequence of ill-conceived ideas which achieved absolutely nothing.

Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy
I quite agree.

It peaked for me in season one. I found season two vaguely amusing in parts, but less so overall, and got absolutely zip from season three.
Well I got that a tad wrong then.

I prefer to think of it as character/story development.
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David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11989890/?ref_=tt_urv

This was both fascinating and horrifying at the same time. God forbid any child born after 2050.
The sixth extinction is coming...

Available on Netflix.
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Old Oct 13th 2020, 12:19 am
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Binged "Snowpiercer" tv show over the weekend. I rather enjoyed the film, and so the show appealed. Obviously quite a few differences between both, but still rather good.
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy
I've just finished season 4 of The Expanse, really enjoyed it. Whilst waiting for season 5 to come to air, does anyone have anything similar to recommend?
Season 5 starts December 16th & a trailer dropped this week....

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Originally Posted by sharkus
Ozark season 3 finished. Still as good as ever.

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I enjoyed season 1 of Ozark; I found season 2 rather far-fetched, and gave up at the end of that season. But after a long break (and in desperation, having given up on several other shows including 'The Umbrella Academy'), I resumed season 3 and it seems much better - more like season 1.
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Bad Blood on Netflix. Based on a true story about Canadian mob boss Vito Rizzuto. First time I watched both series was a few years ago.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6423364/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
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Old Oct 14th 2020, 12:53 am
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat
Season 5 starts December 16th & a trailer dropped this week....

https://youtu.be/caLji74IIp4
Cheers for the heads-up.

I take your point about Babylon 5 and cheese, I'm having a bit of trouble getting into it, might even have to revisit SG-1.

Lost in Space is going down quite well however.
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David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11989890/?ref_=tt_urv

This was both fascinating and horrifying at the same time. God forbid any child born after 2050.
The sixth extinction is coming...

Available on Netflix.
I watched that the other day. When it got to 2080 predictions I thought of ‘Soylent Green’.

Scary stuff, because if we don’t make these changes we are doomed!
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Has anyone mentioned Tin Star?
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I enjoyed season 1 of Ozark; I found season 2 rather far-fetched, and gave up at the end of that season. But after a long break (and in desperation, having given up on several other shows including 'The Umbrella Academy'), I resumed season 3 and it seems much better - more like season 1.
Wow - I just wrapped up Ozark season 3. I found season 3 to be VASTLY improved over season 2. Season 2 seemed full of far-fetched storylines, but season 3 was much 'tighter' and more plausible in my view. There's one specific aspect of Season 3 I really enjoyed, and would be interested in anyone else's thoughts. I'm putting it in 'spoiler' tags because if you haven't seen it, I don't want to spoil it for you!
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In Season 3, we meet 'Ben' the brother of Wendy. We later discover he's bipolar and, for various reasons, he 'goes off his meds', and things go downhill for him in a hurry. I found the acting to be rather amazing, and it really brought home to me the difficulties of mental health issues. Since I don't have personal exposure to anyone who is 'bipolar', I can't say it's realistic but boy - what a difficult situation. This was the best part of the entire show, so far, for me (though thoroughly depressing).

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Wow - I just wrapped up Ozark season 3. I found season 3 to be VASTLY improved over season 2. Season 2 seemed full of far-fetched storylines, but season 3 was much 'tighter' and more plausible in my view. There's one specific aspect of Season 3 I really enjoyed, and would be interested in anyone else's thoughts. I'm putting it in 'spoiler' tags because if you haven't seen it, I don't want to spoil it for you!
Spoiler:

In Season 3, we meet 'Ben' the brother of Wendy. We later discover he's bipolar and, for various reasons, he 'goes off his meds', and things go downhill for him in a hurry. I found the acting to be rather amazing, and it really brought home to me the difficulties of mental health issues. Since I don't have personal exposure to anyone who is 'bipolar', I can't say it's realistic but boy - what a difficult situation. This was the best part of the entire show, so far, for me (though thoroughly depressing).

I enjoyed Ozark...sadly the next season (4) will be the last.

Have you watched Bloodline? I thought it was quite good...although it is not so good towards the end IMO. Set in the Florida Keys. Available on Netflix.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3520702/
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