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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:22:18

I'm a little late to the party, but I finally watched the first season of The Tick on Amazon. Overall I liked it, but I'm still trying to decide how good it is. You really have to adjust your perspective since they've made Arthur the main character and that changes things up a bit, but it's probably for the best. The show still does a good job of honoring what made the Tick special. It throws in bizarre characters and situations into completely mundane world, and no one ever blinks. There are some funny characters and scenarios, but I haven't had a real laugh-out-loud moment yet. At times I think a better writer could get some more laughs out of it, but at the same time I'm not sure they want to go for big laughs with the show. They just want to keep things odd.

At any rate my biggest issue is really that it's only six 30 minute long episodes. It's enough to get some ideas on the vibe and direction, but not enough to really get familiar with everything and everyone. Kind of feels like Amazon just wasn't ready to commit. Hopefully they do because I would like to watch a second season.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:23:29

White Gold is awesome. Only one season, very watchable.


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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:24:51

I loved Starger Things 2, I don't know what the bitching was about. Even ep 7.


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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:44:57
I've just about finished Mind Hunter, but I can't decide whether to invest in the final episode or not. Overall I have enjoyed parts of the show. The scenes where they are interviewing serial killers, and working cases are great. The ones with their personal life are usually okay. The ones about office/FBI politics however just kill me. Hate those and unfortunately that seems to be what drives to show towards the end of the season.
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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:38:27
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I've just about finished Mind Hunter, but I can't decide whether to invest in the final episode or not. Overall I have enjoyed parts of the show. The scenes where they are interviewing serial killers, and working cases are great. The ones with their personal life are usually okay. The ones about office/FBI politics however just kill me. Hate those and unfortunately that seems to be what drives to show towards the end of the season.

I added that show to my list because of you.

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Sun, 03 Dec 2017 13:35:08
gamingeek said:

I added that show to my list because of you.

Well at least give it a shot. I definitely enjoyed the earlier episodes. I just didn't care for the direction it took. You still might though.

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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:38:35
robio said:
I've just about finished Mind Hunter, but I can't decide whether to invest in the final episode or not. Overall I have enjoyed parts of the show. The scenes where they are interviewing serial killers, and working cases are great. The ones with their personal life are usually okay. The ones about office/FBI politics however just kill me. Hate those and unfortunately that seems to be what drives to show towards the end of the season.

I can't watch crime scene shows (which my significant other finds odd given the violence in the games I play).


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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:39:03

Been watching Goonies and The Crown this week. (I know, I know).


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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:34:18
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I can't watch crime scene shows (which my significant other finds odd given the violence in the games I play).

Well the crime scenes, while there aren't many, can definitely be graphic.

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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:42:08
aspro said:

I can't watch crime scene shows (which my significant other finds odd given the violence in the games I play).

I'm sort of like that.

I'm okay with crime scene shows if I know it is fictional characters.

If they're using real crime scenes then I can't watch it, because I know it is real people and would get freaked out by that.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:53:10
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aspro said:

I can't watch crime scene shows (which my significant other finds odd given the violence in the games I play).

Well the crime scenes, while there aren't many, can definitely be graphic.

But I had no problem playing The Condemned 1 and 2.

If I had to analyse it I'd probably go with, "subject matter in games don't matter, it's all about play-feel and skill" whereas when taking in passive media, it's all there just for mental stimulus and entertainment, and I probably find that a bit off-putting.


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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:20:47

Most detective shows are just thinly-veiled propaganda, or some of the most disgraceful exploitation in media, anyway.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:18:40

I've been watching the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmit. It's a sitcom, not that funny but watchable. By 30 rock creator.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:39:07
I recently started watching Batman the Animated Series again on Amazon.

I watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 yesterday on Netflix it was alright really overrated. The music was good at least.
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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:52:32
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I've been watching the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmit. It's a sitcom, not that funny but watchable. By 30 rock creator.

I stopped watching it halfway through the second season. Titus is my favorite character but he's not enough to make it any more bearable.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:08:48

Rewatched the entire 24 series. That show was so good.

Started watching the new Walking Dead season. It's better than last season but still isn't as interesting as the first few seasons.

Also been watching Vikings new season which is still great stuff even with some of the main characters being killed off.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:28:14
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Rewatched the entire 24 series. That show was so good.

Started watching the new Walking Dead season. It's better than last season but still isn't as interesting as the first few seasons.

Also been watching Vikings new season which is still great stuff even with some of the main characters being killed off.

I just started watching Vikings I'm on season 1 currently.

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:36:03
gamingeek said:

I've been watching the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmit. It's a sitcom, not that funny but watchable. By 30 rock creator.

Yeah, I watched both seasons. Not that funny, but Tina Fey. Not sure if I'd turn up fo rthe third season.


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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:44:45

On the other hand, I watched Godless. A great western miniseries. Some great acting by Jeff Daniels and a pretty good western story with an epic conclusion.

Also finished watching S1 of Mindhunter. Good stuff as well.

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:59:59
Godless is on my list. Probably going to get to it next week.

In other news I finally started watching Shameless. Great show. Funny and very uncomfortable all at once. Haven't seen a group of damaged characters like that since I played Final Fantasy Tactics and walked into the Wiegraf/Velius way underleveled.
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