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 Posted:   Mar 8, 2023 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Still on django.
Its rather ponderous, peppered with backstories (which i find tedious and mostly unnecessary anyway) - why are today's screenwriters/directors so fucking obsessed with inserting endless backstory? - i mean who cares? 90% of it is filler anyway. Save backstory for the crucial bits if you have to.
So far, aside from ticking woke boxes (and chucking in brokeback mountain) the production really doesnt seem to know what it wants to be and 4 episodes could have been condensed into 1 good one.

That said Naomi Rapace chews up scenery as the bitter but sexy religious-nut villain.

 Posted:   Mar 16, 2023 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Stranger Things I thought it was about time I started on this & I'm four episodes into season one...& it's great.

Very late to the party again but ive been watching this last few weeks. Getting to the end of series 3.
Im still not sure how i feel about it and its a real grind putting up with so many supremely annoying kids and lots of unnecessary screaming and hysteria and interminable bickering. The other negative thing about it is theyve chucked in almost every conceivable element from other films, so Poltergeist, the Goonies, ET, Carrie, the Blob, The Terminator, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and many many more.

Overall, im kinda intrigued where it goes and still watching. Id imagine the 12 to 16 age group love it.

 Posted:   Mar 16, 2023 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

It's funny, I haven't gone on to watch the other season of that show yet, I don't know why, I did enjoy that first season. And sorry Bill, I did have the Breaking Bad box set all ready to view, but I started on my 4K Game Of Thrones instead. Really enjoying it, but I got half way through season two & stopped, & that was about three weeks ago. I'll probably start up again next week, I think that I'm just not good at binge watching, I managed to stretch out Mad Men for three years (& the same with Dexter, & I still haven't looked at New Blood yet).

 Posted:   Mar 16, 2023 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Poker Face on Peacock was awesome - if you liked Columbo, you'll love this show. Lots of great cameos too.

 Posted:   Mar 16, 2023 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Id imagine the 12 to 16 age group love it.

Well, I must be young at heart. I really liked the series. In the 5th season, parts dragged, but overall, I enjoyed the young actors, older actors and the narrative.

So Earl, where in England is the land of Poncey? smile

 Posted:   Mar 16, 2023 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

If you look on a map of England, its near Camulodunum.

Seriously didnt all that hysteria get on your nerves, joan? And winona ryder excessive over-acting throughout?

 Posted:   Mar 16, 2023 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Bill, in season 5, one story line really dragged on and on, but otherwise, I liked the series.

According to an English Dictionary, "poncey" means the following:
"If you say that someone is poncey, you mean you do not like them because you think they are too feminine."

I want you to know if you carry a purse and wear heels, I'd still like you.

 Posted:   Mar 16, 2023 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Lol. I think centuries ago poncey probably did mean effete. However, it has evolved as a sort of slang for posh or illusions of grandeur or unnecessarily over-elaborate.

So a peppermint n camomile tea could be described as a poncey tea. Geddit?

Also, english language has a lot of double meanings. For instance a ponce is someone who scams a cigarette or a drink off people without paying or ever reciprocating. A scrounger.

Probably because i used the word, DiB decided to call me Earl of Poncey (and TG was Lord Castlemouldy).

 Posted:   Mar 16, 2023 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Yep, I get it.

 Posted:   Mar 17, 2023 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I'm staying with my sister for a couple of days & they have Amazon Prime (well they don't actually have it, they're using their sons account - it's a scandal!), so I looked at the first episode of Carnival Row, & really enjoyed it (I'll see a couple more episodes tomorrow), it's a fantasy set in a very grubby & brilliantly realized city (think of a mix of all the big cities from around 200 years ago), maybe I'll get to see it all one day.

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