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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #160 on: March 23, 2022, 12:31:01 pm »
detective-wise, i still need to get through Dexter (downloaded every season, still haven't started on it). although I'll probably end up just re-watching episodes of Hannibal instead. ah well.


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #161 on: March 23, 2022, 12:39:21 pm »
Yeah, the books are great, and the TV series is also pretty good. The main character, is more like the book 'Reacher' character, than Tom Cruise was in the Reacher movies.

I read one Reacher book, and Tom Cruise seemed a pretty big stretch to me (so to speak ...)

But I have to say, I couldn't bother reading another one.  As written, he is totally unbelievable.  And the fact that he's virtually invincible means I can't build any kind of attachment to him, there's never any jeopardy, so it's just the good guy viciously destroying the bad guys.

But that's just me.


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #162 on: March 23, 2022, 12:43:49 pm »
But I have to say, I couldn't bother reading another one.  As written, he is totally unbelievable.  And the fact that he's virtually invincible means I can't build any kind of attachment to him, there's never any jeopardy, so it's just the good guy viciously destroying the bad guys.

second one is more of the same, reacher as he's written is just a big bundle of wish fulfillment (the second one admittedly puts a bit more effort into giving him a bit of weakness, but its an indy and snakes sorta thing). theyre still fun just to see how the author writes him getting out of stuff, but i decided not to read the rest of them because i didnt want to spend all my time reading fluff, lol.


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #163 on: March 24, 2022, 08:11:22 am »
I'm currently reading "The Oppenheimer Alternative".

Which is an interesting alternative history/biography about the Manhattan project. Worth a gander!
I've learned a lot of things about the WW2 era scientific community from the book so far, among which is that, despite him being the protagonist of the story, I probably would have really disliked Oppenheimer if I had ever met him.  :laugh:


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #164 on: March 24, 2022, 11:48:42 pm »
I'm currently reading "The Oppenheimer Alternative".

Which is an interesting alternative history/biography about the Manhattan project. Worth a gander!
I've learned a lot of things about the WW2 era scientific community from the book so far, among which is that, despite him being the protagonist of the story, I probably would have really disliked Oppenheimer if I had ever met him.  :laugh:
Why would you have disliked him?


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #165 on: March 25, 2022, 07:52:17 am »
The man was brilliant, but he made a lot of life-choices that seem very inconsiderate or even down right selfish.
He had a lot of vices, and sacrificed several friends (to the political witch hunts of the day) to expedite his rise in academia, and the administrative control over the Manhattan project.
He was a bit of a glad-handler, and if it weren't for his genuinely astounding intellect, I think that he would probably have made a decent politician -- and that's not a compliment.

In any case, this is all gleaned from wiki pages, and a fictional account of his life, so I imagine that my idea of the man might be completely wrong. But as things stand,  I feel that I would enjoy reading about him more than I would actually meeting him. :undecided:



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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #166 on: April 20, 2022, 04:11:20 pm »
Tokyo Vice has been amazing so far,   5 episodes in.  about a foreigner who gets a job as a news reporter for the Tokyo News paper. He is tasked with writing about the gang violence in tokyo.


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #167 on: April 20, 2022, 04:59:11 pm »
Daredevil season 2.

I had watched season 1 a couple of years ago but stopped when in early in the 2nd season I hadn't seen the Kingpin any more and I couldn't appreciate The Punisher (as i had not long before binge watched The Walking Dead and couldn't get his character from that series out of my head.

But a few months ago Marvel announced a return of Daredevil and happily, the same great actor in the role of Daredevil. So, I am watching season 2, then will see season 3 and anticipate a new season 4 as well as his presence in Spiderman movies.

I grew up a huge Spidey comic fan (had quite the collection i sold as a teenager for $300 - shouldn't have - the LSD junkie on the roof issue alone was worth a lot, but i had a girlfriend and financial needs - oh well), ... with Daredevil a distant but clear 2nd fav.
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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #168 on: April 20, 2022, 06:07:48 pm »
Tokyo Vice has been amazing so far,   5 episodes in.  about a foreigner who gets a job as a news reporter for the Tokyo News paper. He is tasked with writing about the gang violence in tokyo.

Read good things about it. Some go as far as calling it the best series this year. Will give it a try.

Better Call Saul is back with the final season.


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #169 on: April 20, 2022, 07:00:24 pm »
Just dowloaded episodes1 and 2 on your recommendation, and what Lazio just said. I'll have look later tonight or tomorrow.

keep me updated how you like it.  so few people are watching it and im curious about how a couple things are percieved.


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #170 on: April 21, 2022, 01:57:14 pm »
I watched episode 1 last night. More than good and the plot is strong enough to keep me going. I enjoyed the start where going back to how it all began, was intriguing. Also the setting. I've never watched a TV series based in Tokyo, let alone one based on actual memoirs. Some of the characters were fun, and the corporate stress was so real. The Yakuza fellas were also really scary gangsters. Jake's story should get interesting as it progresses.

As an aside, I couldn't help but see a few similarities between korean and Japanese business culture and general lifestyles, especially from back in the late 90s/early 2000s. Maybe still a little today.

Episodes 2-5 over the next few days.

its crazy to think its based on a true story. i thought the yakuza would be muchmuchmuch more guarded about outsiders. im curious to see where Jake ends up.  episodes 6 and 7 out tomorrow.
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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #171 on: April 21, 2022, 02:43:45 pm »
I totally got into Bridgerton and the 2nd season is out on Netflix now. Gonna binge that.


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #172 on: April 24, 2022, 01:23:31 pm »
For all you Western Fans, a new series...'Billy The Kid' is up and ready for download.
It's the story of his life, so I'm guessing there will be a bit of historical fact mixed in between cussing and gunfights  8)

I also recommend the movie "Old Henry" as well.


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #173 on: April 25, 2022, 08:01:22 am »
For all you Western Fans, a new series...'Billy The Kid' is up and ready for download.
It's the story of his life, so I'm guessing there will be a bit of historical fact mixed in between cussing and gunfights  8)

Speaking of Western ... . You could try Outer Range with Josh Brolin. It's a modern day Western with some mystery added.


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #174 on: April 25, 2022, 08:21:09 am »
Wow LI, your memory is supurb! Yes, I did recommend 'Old Henry', and anything with Clint Eastward is a must watch, even if it's rubbish. Unforgiven though, is good.

Huh  :huh: Where did your post go?

Have you ever seen "Paint Your Wagon" with Clint Eastwood? It's the only movie he made that he ever sang in! It's really old. Late 60's early 70's.


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #175 on: April 25, 2022, 08:29:33 am »
Have you ever seen "Paint Your Wagon" with Clint Eastwood? It's the only movie he made that he ever sang in! It's really old. Late 60's early 70's.

It's a fun story, it's got a couple of good songs, like They call the wind Maria.  But nobody could sing. 


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #176 on: April 25, 2022, 09:35:03 am »
Speaking of Western ... . You could try Outer Range with Josh Brolin. It's a modern day Western with some mystery added.
I'd say it's sci-fi set on a ranch.


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #177 on: April 25, 2022, 10:20:19 pm »
Tokyo Vice has been amazing so far,   5 episodes in.  about a foreigner who gets a job as a news reporter for the Tokyo News paper. He is tasked with writing about the gang violence in tokyo.

Thanks for the recommend. Just watched the first episode and loved it.

Ansel Elgort - loved him in "Baby Driver".
Ken Watanabe - always a strong screen presence
Rinko Kikuchi - loved her in "Pacific Rim"

I saw in the credits that Michael Mann directed the first episode and it did feel have a little more hardcore Miami "Tokyo" Vice about it.


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #178 on: April 29, 2022, 03:59:19 pm »
Up to episode 4 in Tokyo Vice. Best thing Iíve watched for awhile. Even the minor characters help to drive the plot and have their own development.


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Re: TV series you are watching now
« Reply #179 on: April 29, 2022, 09:18:19 pm »
I've been watching Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery and I am
just wondering how bad it is possible to get. I have never seen such woke,
syrupy, gushy garbage in  all my life.

It is a sad day indeed when Seth MacFarlane can make better Trek than
Star Trek itself.
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