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  1. And Robocop what with the rich vein of satire and ultra violence.
  2. Oh and for some reason it really reminded me of Zenith from 2000AD. Probably as that was showing superheroes in a different light also. Not read it since it was first published and keep meaning to read it again.
  3. Yeah Urban has to be hamming it up on purpose. It’s pretty funny. He’s like Crocodile Dundee putting on an English accent. Anyway, just finished it and thought it was great. Not read the comics and starting to see why the GoT tv watchers didn’t want the books mentioned in the TV thread! As others have said, Homelander absolutely steals the show. He’s utterly terrifying and not in a one dimensional baddie kind of way. You get that he’s fucked up and can see why. Elizabeth Shue was excellent too. I found some of the gore a bit gratuitous tbh but I’m guessing that’s a nod to the source material. It was bloody funny at times too. V dark but good. Can’t wait for S2.
  4. Yes, watched the first season and thought it was pretty good. QB1 is quite different I'd say. I think I prefer it. The head coach, Buddy was just a complete dickhead in Last Chance U. Got fed up of him only a couple of episodes into the second season. Watched the first episode of the third season with the new school which looked much better.
  5. QB1:Beyond the Lights is great...if you like that sort of thing. If you liked Friday Night Lights you’ll like this. Created by the same guy which explains the similarities in the way it’s shot and the music even though this is fly on the wall doc. Follows 3 high school quarterbacks who are some of the best in the country and signing for big colleges on football scholarships. (American football obv). Some are slightly odious but a lot of it is bravado. It’s a fair bit of pressure for 17 year olds. Ever since FNL I developed a sort of obsession with College Football and I find the whole thing, including high school football, fascinating.
  6. Tried watching this but it’s just too frustrating. Even 30 mins in it’s infuriating.
  7. Not much to add to the deserved praise this is getting. The combination of realism and the dreamlike quality of everything around the plant and the exclusion zone is striking helped hugely by that soundtrack. The attention to detail is staggering and even more so when you see some of the images from the time. Even the courtroom scene is almost perfectly captured. Someone posted a great picture of the three arseholes on trial and it’s uncanny. Above all though (well apart from the fact the subject matter is possibly the perfect dramatic material!) the acting is something else. I’d not seen Jared Harris in much but I thought he was brilliant. I mean there aren’t any obvious weak links but he utterly nails it. More of this kind of thing please!
  8. Feel like I’ve let the side down and went for a Weber Gas bbq yesterday. The Spirit 210. Build quality is great and got a wood chip box smoker thing to try out. I just know I’ll use it loads more than a charcoal version.
  9. I dunno. The first one with Alba etc. was kind of good, clean comic book fun. Not a patch on good Marvel fare but preferable to The Hulk for example. Not saying a great deal, I know.
  10. I think it’s ok but not much more than that. I like the characters and the story is fine - it does get more interesting; S1 is pretty slow. I love the attempt at keeping the accuracy of being in space but, ultimately, I find the acting (bar couple of exceptions) is just too ropey and it takes me out of the story. In particular, I find The UN senator lady whose name I forget really difficult to watch. I remember her from one of the early series of 24 where she was also really annoying. She also has this weird change of character in S3 where she suddenly starts to swear like a trooper. I’ll watch it but I really wanted to like this more. I thought it was going to get amazing given the comments in this thread. We really are starved of decent sci-fi which is why I reckon something like this gets so much love. It’s decent but it’s no BSG (most of BSG anyway!)
  11. As has been said, an extremely impressive piece of television and whilst an enjoyable and appropriately gruesome episode it’s also somehow feels extremely unsatisfying. I’ve no major qualms with Dany losing it although the pacing and race to get this series finished has seriously let it down. One of the best things about GoT is the characters and the fact that there are very few out and out ‘goodies’ and ‘baddies’. Avoiding those tropes is what made the subject matter so much better than your average sword and sorcery epic. They seemed to have lost this even if we saw glimpses of it like the scenes with Tyrion and Jaime or Hound and Arya. I think part of it is that I really couldn’t give a shit about Missandei or Grey Worm so, personally, I felt zero dramatic impact. Whilst I understood that the beheading was a final catalyst for Dany going berserk I felt that she didn’t earn the shades of grey that would have made you empathise with the character’s motivations a little more. Sure you can argue that they’ve foreshadowed that she is actually just a nutty tyrant but that’s just far less interesting. Also, not having a Stark or even Dany have a personal face off with Cersei was hugely disappointing. I appreciate that in some ways that’s a subversion of a trope but the Starks suffered so much at the hands of the Lannisters over the course of the series it would have been nice to see some form of personal revenge. I was almost hoping Jaime would turn out to be Arya at the end and for her to get to kill Cersei whilst dying herself would have been a great and a fitting way for both Lannisters to go. I’d rather have seen that than Arya’s heroics at the Battle of Winterfell.
  12. Yeah it's not bad. The book is, of course, better. Best to go in not knowing anything if you can.
  13. Yeah besides 2 episodes of Black Summer (shiiiit), Brooklyn 99 is the only thing on there I've spent any time on. Oh and ST:Discovery. Also bobbins.
  14. El Geet


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