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Tessablue
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Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:49 pm

I know nobody else on here watches Twin Peaks but that was the most joy one hour of... any media... has ever given me. I can't wait to see the ending but I'm going to be so sad when it's over. It's just so beautiful and humanistic and badly needed right now.
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Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:05 pm

Twin Peaks, like so many of the MCU series, is shown only on a media platform that doesn't work for me.
I've read good/intriguing things about TP, so I'm glad someone gets to enjoy it.

I'm still basking in the afterglow of Game Of Thrones' season finale. It gave us better character developments than I'd been seeing this season, so Yay character depth.
And all those deaths that articles were predicting, as though there was going to be Red Wedding-style carnage...?

SPOILERS follow, so hide your eyes.

No carnage. Just one, very satisfying demise. :twisted:
Well, maybe 'no carnage' isn't quite accurate. There was the very spectacular fall of what one could call a major character at the end.
I don't think I can wait a whole year.
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:48 am

the time of travel still is an issue, though. very irritating.

INC SPOILERS

THAT DEATH. i have never been more pleased for anything, ever, in anything. ever. even horse racing, and this is fictional. get rekt, son.

little miss selfishliar mcbrotherlovin' has lost basically everyone. she's in a lot of trouble, i think. ... good :twisted:

i anticipate some dragon x dragon combat... and i expect dany to be left with a single dragon =\ i hope i'm wrong, but...
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:57 am

I found that episode very gratifying!
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:01 pm

SPOILER-ish.....

From a practical weapons viewpoint...why the heck hasn't anyone thought of using dragonglass shards as arrow points?
The World of Westeros has many examples of archers in both Westerosi armies and mounted Dothraki. It has to be easier to make small arrow points, especially since the shards don't have to be perfect; they just have to slightly penetrate the wights on any part of their body to 'kill' them.
And your archers can wipe out masses of the dead from a distance. Instead of wading waist-deep into waves of wights with those short knives, send waves of arrows at them. :roll:
If I were Dany, I'd mount the best archer I could find behind me on Drogon, with saddlebags of dragonglass arrows. We could go White Walker hunting from a safe distance.
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:52 pm

Tessablue wrote:I know nobody else on here watches Twin Peaks but that was the most joy one hour of... any media... has ever given me. I can't wait to see the ending but I'm going to be so sad when it's over. It's just so beautiful and humanistic and badly needed right now.
I'll watch this eventually... the original is one of my top 5-10 shows of all time.
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:56 pm

I cheered when the person was killed. About damned time.

Now I'm starting on Big Little Lies.
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:39 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:SPOILER-ish.....

From a practical weapons viewpoint...why the heck hasn't anyone thought of using dragonglass shards as arrow points?
The World of Westeros has many examples of archers in both Westerosi armies and mounted Dothraki. It has to be easier to make small arrow points, especially since the shards don't have to be perfect; they just have to slightly penetrate the wights on any part of their body to 'kill' them.
And your archers can wipe out masses of the dead from a distance. Instead of wading waist-deep into waves of wights with those short knives, send waves of arrows at them. :roll:
If I were Dany, I'd mount the best archer I could find behind me on Drogon, with saddlebags of dragonglass arrows. We could go White Walker hunting from a safe distance.
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:SPOILER-ish.....

From a practical weapons viewpoint...why the heck hasn't anyone thought of using dragonglass shards as arrow points?
The World of Westeros has many examples of archers in both Westerosi armies and mounted Dothraki. It has to be easier to make small arrow points, especially since the shards don't have to be perfect; they just have to slightly penetrate the wights on any part of their body to 'kill' them.
And your archers can wipe out masses of the dead from a distance. Instead of wading waist-deep into waves of wights with those short knives, send waves of arrows at them. :roll:
If I were Dany, I'd mount the best archer I could find behind me on Drogon, with saddlebags of dragonglass arrows. We could go White Walker hunting from a safe distance.
MORE SPOILERS

why didn't Jamie just kill cersei during their exchange?
hey dany see that teeny grp of walkers up on that hill not fighting us? turn drogon just a bit and scorch em eh?

There's been some pretty iffy writing as far as practicality goes, but I guess then the series would be long over with no action :lol: rational thinking isn't very interesting.

and then there's sam who wins with the "??? how did you use this limitless knowledge to cure jorah??" by being the cheeky fellow we all would have been. that was like a deliberate "flaw" in the writing just so we could get that bone thrown to us and i approve.
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:38 am

why didn't Jamie just kill cersei during their exchange?

Maybe because that Mountain of a guard, the not-exactly-alive former Gregor Clegane, was hovering nearby? :P
Pretty sure Jaime would have been in two pieces by the time he had his sword half-drawn. And even if he had been real quick (perhaps with a hidden dagger?) with the murder, he still would have been messily dead seconds later.
Even if Jaime were ready to kill Cersei (and die himself), I don't think he could kill her unborn child. HIS unborn child. :shock:
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:58 am

take one for the team, jamie! :lol:
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Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:30 pm

I was wondering why Jaime didn't just ride out with the army. They'd be loyal to him over Cersei. One extra person is pretty useless in the war to come. That was a great episode. Had a lot of predictable clichés, still, but also had some real character development and lore that previous action-based episodes were missing. Plus, it was almost movie length. :)
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Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:43 pm

I thought the finale was an especially strong episode for the always wonderful Peter Dinklage. His scenes in the Dragon Pit and facing down Cersei in her own chambers may earn him another Emmy nomination, IMHO.
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:35 am

I watched CBS's new Star Trek: Discovery tonight and liked it a lot. Great special effects, good characters, with the extraordinary Doug Jones (who is a special effect all by himself ;)) in what looks to be a regular role.
So I'm pretty pissed that CBS is moving the rest of the series to its new streaming service exclusively. That means I can't watch it, and I have to wonder how many other potential viewers are going to be lost by the move.
I mean, aren't there more people using regular network TV than people who can stream a high-definition series online?
:evil:
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:32 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I watched CBS's new Star Trek: Discovery tonight and liked it a lot. Great special effects, good characters, with the extraordinary Doug Jones (who is a special effect all by himself ;)) in what looks to be a regular role.
So I'm pretty pissed that CBS is moving the rest of the series to its new streaming service exclusively. That means I can't watch it, and I have to wonder how many other potential viewers are going to be lost by the move.
I mean, aren't there more people using regular network TV than people who can stream a high-definition series online?
:evil:
I would 100% be watching it if it was on TV, especially because the first episode did have some promise. I shelled out for Twin Peaks but that was literally the only situation in which I would spend money on a television show... oh well, back to watching literally nothing I guess.
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:56 pm

On Netflix we've found some post GoT rebound shows to binge... and we've kind of wandered down a Scandinavian road.

First we watched Norsemen, which is a Viking comedy (sort of Monty Python style through a Norwegian lens). They filmed it in both Norwegian and English, so you don't have to worry about subtitles and bonus... you get bonifide accents! It's actually really funny, and should have a second season coming out soon.

Then we started Last Kingdom, which is well made and entertaining. It's about a Saxon raised by Dane's (aka Vikings) in 9th pr 10th century (?) England, and about the creation of England as a cohesive nation - it's based on actual history. Again, I love that even though it's a BBC show, they've cast Scandinavian actors in all the Dane roles, so it really feels like a true culture clash.

Next we're trying Vikings and maybe Lilihammer.
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Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:02 pm

Well, I made it all the way through the two-hour premiere of The Inhumans.
Wouldn't do that again.
I'm so disappointed; did Marvel completely lose control of the production, the casting? The...everything?
The dialogue is dull, the music is pretentious, the effects are so last decade. It all just ended up feeling ponderous.
And who the hell thought it was a good idea to cast Iwan Rheon as Maximus? Yeah, the bad guy is Ramsey Bolton; a bit more civilized but still craving power and willing to murder to get it...even his own family. I want Crystal to feed him to Lockjaw.
There are a few bright spots with sort-of-interesting characters like Gorgon and Karnak, but will someone please tell Anson Mount (Black Bolt) that his only expression doesn't have to be that exaggerated pout? :roll:
sigh.
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Well, I made it all the way through the two-hour premiere of The Inhumans.
Wouldn't do that again.
I'm so disappointed; did Marvel completely lose control of the production, the casting? The...everything?
The dialogue is dull, the music is pretentious, the effects are so last decade. It all just ended up feeling ponderous.
And who the hell thought it was a good idea to cast Iwan Rheon as Maximus? Yeah, the bad guy is Ramsey Bolton; a bit more civilized but still craving power and willing to murder to get it...even his own family. I want Crystal to feed him to Lockjaw.
There are a few bright spots with sort-of-interesting characters like Gorgon and Karnak, but will someone please tell Anson Mount (Black Bolt) that his only expression doesn't have to be that exaggerated pout? :roll:
sigh.
I had a feeling Inhumans wouldn't be worth the time.

We finished Last Kingdom on Netflix, and it was awesome... a good post-GoT transition show. Hoping there will be a third season announced soon.
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The Deuce.
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:51 am

My whole week is defined by getting to watch Brooklyn 99 and The Good Place. SO. GOOD.

I'm not usual a half hour comedy person, but these (B99 by the same folks as Parks & Rec, with The Good Place also created by one of them, Michael Schur) are just so much fun. I love them very much.

And Jane the Virgin comes back on Friday. Hooray!
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:52 pm

Insane Crazy wrote:My whole week is defined by getting to watch Brooklyn 99 and The Good Place. SO. GOOD.

I'm not usual a half hour comedy person, but these (B99 by the same folks as Parks & Rec, with The Good Place also created by one of them, Michael Schur) are just so much fun. I love them very much.

And Jane the Virgin comes back on Friday. Hooray!
Michael Schur was a writer on The Office too, wasn't he? I think he played Mose, Dwight's creepy cousin.
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