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42 minutes ago, BCM said:
23 hours ago, Brisbot said:
Have watched first three episodes of The Witcher. Definitely was interesting but episode 3 is definitely the 'hook' episode that makes you wanna watch the rest of the season. 

am i missing something with this show? watched 4 episodes, none of it makes any sense. the continuity and story seems all messed up? is it jumping around in time? why are people who died turning up again? what the fuck is going on?

Yeah, the timeline can be confusing for a newcomer. All I can say is that it really helps if you've read the original two (short story) Witcher books. Or played the games. 

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My GF and I are binging Succession, what a captivating show. The characters are beyond loathsome and yet we’re begging for more. It feels like a mix between GOT (or its imaginary Lannister centered spin-off), House of Cards and bizarro Arrested Development ^^

Tried to watch The Witcher but stopped after a few minutes : acting was hideous, so were the music and overall direction/esthetics. Am I missing something ?

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Nil said:

My GF and I are binging Succession, what a captivating show. The characters are beyond loathsome and yet we’re begging for more. It feels like a mix between GOT (or its imaginary Lannister centered spin-off), House of Cards and bizarro Arrested Development ^^

Tried to watch The Witcher but stopped after a few minutes : acting was hideous, so were the music and overall direction/esthetics. Am I missing something ?

 

 

 

Succession is a triumph. I haven't been that excited for weekly programming since breaking bad and I hated to see it end. Fingers crossed for a season 3.

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20 hours ago, Enthusiast said:

It's set 34 years after the book...

...with extensive flashbacks.

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20 hours ago, Rubin Farr said:

Not to be too spoilery, but this is how Doomsday Clock ended in DC:

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:facepalm:

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Yeah, the timeline can be confusing for a newcomer. All I can say is that it really helps if you've read the original two (short story) Witcher books. Or played the games. 

hmmm thanks, I'll stick with it...I am actually playing The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch currently but am admittedly not very far into it

 

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20 hours ago, Nil said:

Tried to watch The Witcher but stopped after a few minutes : acting was hideous, so were the music and overall direction/esthetics. Am I missing something ?

I've only seen two episodes, but no. It's terrible. 

Big fan of the two Witcher games I played (2&3), but never read the novels. This shit feels more like some fan film you'd stumble across on YouTube than Netflix' next big thing.

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I quite liked The Witcher, never read any of it or played the games. It wasn't confusing to me, though I was surprised by the chronology of it a few episodes in, took a while to realise what was going on, but it was nicely structured in the end. Cavil was good, and yer one who plays Yennefer was very good too (her transformation from her younger self was very well done). It's quite silly, and filled with high fantasy cliché, but it had enough humor... it didn't take itself too seriously. The fight choreography was very good in the first episode, was hoping they would keep that up, but was pretty disappointing on that front for the rest of the series.

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^I read one or two of the books, I remember that I liked them. the trailer looked pretty retarded but I might give it a try. can't be worse trash than star wars

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I'm on episode 6 now, still enjoy the show. It swings between good and cheesy and bad at times but is still entertaining to watch. The only problem for me is that I find myself caring/interested about only a few characters when they are going for a GoT vibe.

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On 12/21/2019 at 6:40 PM, Brisbot said:
Have watched first three episodes of The Witcher. Definitely was interesting but episode 3 is definitely the 'hook' episode that makes you wanna watch the rest of the season. 

am i missing something with this show? watched 4 episodes, none of it makes any sense. the continuity and story seems all messed up? is it jumping around in time? why are people who died turning up again? what the fuck is going on?

 

yes there are 3 separate timelines that come together, each a few decades apart. You actually see many of the same characters at different times in their life. It all comes together nicely as you get further in the season. I'm at episode 6 and I understand the whole thing.

I'd say episode 3 is for sure the best episode so far. 

 

1 hour ago, Gocab said:

I've only seen two episodes, but no. It's terrible. 

Big fan of the two Witcher games I played (2&3), but never read the novels. This shit feels more like some fan film you'd stumble across on YouTube than Netflix' next big thing.

I can get that. It at times makes me feel like I'm watching one of those kinda cheesy 90s fantasy TV shows like Xena the Warrior Princess. It is definitely an inconsistent show, and since it jumps around so often focusing on different characters I find myself kinda skipping a few scenes per episode since I only like two characters in particular. You should give episode 3 a try it's definitely better that the first two.

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I’m actually trying V Wars on Netflix.   My wife’s out of town for a month and I’m running out of shit to watch.   It’s not as horrible as what I’ve read, pretty fun watch so far.  I was expecting some truly horrid acting but it is mediocre enough to not mind it.  Only on EP 2 so far.  

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On 12/21/2019 at 12:45 PM, Brisbot said:

Btw if you haven't seen Mushishi, you must. Probably the best Anime I saw in 2019 at least.

thanks! i'll watch

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i was already planning on watching DS9 again this year but hey maybe i can just live it eventually

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Watched an episode of Witcher and it was a load of festering garbage 

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Watched The Witcher. One friend who wasn't familiar with the lore did enjoy the show too but I still think that having read some of the books and played the games helps getting into the series. I thought it kept getting better towards the end of the season. Quite good IMO. A bit all over the place but I think the first season is a lot about world building and setting up the characters. What I've read is that the second season will be structured differently. More linear and coherent. Looking forward to it.

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Should give the Polish Witcher tv series a look thief.

 

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29 minutes ago, ManjuShri said:

Should give the Polish Witcher tv series a look thief.

 

Is it good? I remember hearing that it's pretty bad or at least not faithful to the lore or something.

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On 12/19/2019 at 4:14 PM, Joyrex said:

Just finished Series 4 of The Expanse. Great series, and glad to see Amazon kept the high production values.

I'm astonished by how terrible season 4 of the expanse is. The first three had been stellar.

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2 minutes ago, Thiefinger said:

Is it good? I remember hearing that it's pretty bad or at least not faithful to the lore or something.

From what I gather from the Polski viewers, both TV series suffer from the writers thinking they're smarter than the books, but the Polish version is better executed despite a lower budget.

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3 hours ago, joseph said:

I'm astonished by how terrible season 4 of the expanse is. The first three had been stellar.

Yeah, it's following the books pretty closely. 4th one was a dud.

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1 hour ago, Enthusiast said:

Yeah, it's following the books pretty closely. 4th one was a dud.

Too bad; I've been debating whether to read the books.

Do they improve again after book 4?

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3 hours ago, joseph said:

Too bad; I've been debating whether to read the books.

Do they improve again after book 4?

Book 5 is widely regarded as the best book in the series. Book 4 is generally considered one of the worst.

I personally liked it a lot (book and show) but it’s definitely a step off the gas pedal compared to the previous book/season.

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Enjoying the Eric Andre show right now. I never checked it out when it was on.

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11 hours ago, Braintree said:

Enjoying the Eric Andre show right now. I never checked it out when it was on.

and there's a new season coming soon... :^)

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