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 Posted:   Mar 21, 2021 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The action-packed first 5 minutes was almost entirely all CGI and lacked any actual excitement because of it.
The Winter Soldier story aspects seem interesting. He was never a character i liked and thought he should have been perma-deathed in the films. But the actor does well here and the story seems like it has interesting places to go. The Falcon, who I like in the films, is lumbered with a mundane, crappy soap opera plot of his sister's failing fishing business, where she just comes across as pig-headed and entitled in her various refusals of help and search for money. A better start than WandaVision, which was abysmally dull for nearly 3 full episodes before becoming entertaining. But it's still got problems.

Resident Alien

This has been enjoyable from the start and is consistently funny with some good laugh out loud moments. Alan Tudyk is perfect in the role of an alien pretending to be human in a small town. His physcial comedy is great.


The Strain season 1-3

This has been great fun and the start of season 4 goes places you could never have predicted. Really enjoyed it.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2021 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   chriscoyle   (Member)

I really enjoy Resident Alien too. I never liked comedy with Sci-fi but this is funny and touching. Very tough to pull off. Love the sheriff. Adult humor like when in his fantasy job as a tattoo artist he gives the woman a tattoo of Jerry Orbach. I liked The Strain too but I thought it went off the tracks at the end. But it is tough to maintain a good idea for too many seasons. I read the first book and it mirrors the first season.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2021 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I looked at The Night Manager over a couple of evenings, very enjoyable, but it does all end up a bit too neat.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2021 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

I really enjoy Resident Alien too. I never liked comedy with Sci-fi but this is funny and touching. Very tough to pull off. Love the sheriff. Adult humor like when in his fantasy job as a tattoo artist he gives the woman a tattoo of Jerry Orbach. I liked The Strain too but I thought it went off the tracks at the end. But it is tough to maintain a good idea for too many seasons. I read the first book and it mirrors the first season.

I wondered how closely it followed the comic or if it just used the basic premise and did its own thing.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2021 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Just finished Season 2 of Treme and Season 3 of The Wire. Both very good in their own ways, as usual.

The Wire had some major incidents and surprises. Of the first 3 seasons, I'd rate them, 2, 1, 3 though there hasn't been a noticeable dip in quality.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2021 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I'm watching the Jack Ryan series on Prime. Pretty good.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2021 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

I'm watching the Jack Ryan series on Prime. Pretty good.

I was considering watching that because Wendell Pierce is so good in The Wire and Treme, and i know he appears in this series.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2021 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Deadwood season three, just watched the first two episodes, very enjoyable. And when I've finished the series I can at last watch the movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2021 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Watched Jack Ryan on Prime. Season 1 was very good. Season 2 was a bit disappointing.

Started the British series Unforgotten.

Hubby and I also just started Beartown.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2021 - 11:39 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

The Serpent (on Netflix)

It's a genuinely suspenseful true story about a serial-killer and accomplices murdering people in Bangkok (and elsewhere) in the '70s. It's very well acted and the story is perfectly structured, at least n the first 4 episodes, as different threads of the plot and points of view are revealed. Just very well done, but i'm on edge for the next 4 episodes.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2021 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

The Serpent was an excellent series all the way through. The music was pretty decent throughout. It worked at generating lots of tension and there were hints of Philip Glass in a just couple of instances, that i liked at the time.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2021 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Six episodes into Deadwood season three, fantastic fistfight in episode five, & it all seems to be building up to some climatic killing.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2021 - 3:58 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

The Frankenstein Chronicles with local man Sean Bean. Onto second series.

Line of Duty Series 6. Just done Episode 3.

Look what the papers are saying about current female star Kelly Macdonald (which they say about many an actor doing well on UK telly) https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/19210443.line-duty-star-kelly-macdonald-set-play-doctor/

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2021 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

The Wire season 5
is good but for me it is definitely the weakest so far because of a daft McNulty storyline.

This Is A Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist
is a 4-part documentary about a 1990 (i think) robbery of an art gallery in Boston. $200million in paintings taken, lots of suspects, zero arrests (they tell you this early). It has some nice underscore. One track sounds a lot like the Bank Heist track from Escape From New York. I'd probably listen to it all if it was released as a score. The doco itself was interesting enough over the four episodes.

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2021 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   Nedmerrill   (Member)

Cheers - for breakfast / Frasier - for supper

A bit of nostalgia helps the digestion.

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2021 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

The Frankenstein Chronicles with local man Sean Bean. Onto second series.


The worst actor in britain was alright in first series, second series was utter tripe. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2021 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Just finished Deadwood (at long last), it was rather a low key ending & not the bloodbath I was hoping for, but then they didn't know that S3 would be the last. Just watched the first episode of Mad Men season 4.

 
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