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Loving how out there the show is as well! The homages to lynch, verhoeven and refn are hard to ignore, but they don't feel derivative to me. More of this!

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watched the first episode of The Deuce and thought it was great. I am struggling to get through the 2nd episode. don't think I've lost interest in a show this quickly before. I see all the reviews saying this is an amazing show and makes me think I should stick with it, but...or maybe it's just that I find James Franco slightly obnoxious.

I think the problem with most David Simon productions is they introduce way too many characters very quickly, so you have all these names and faces continually thrown at you, and you're left struggling trying to make sense of it. I remember feeling that way with The Wire when I first saw it. didn't really click for me until maybe the 5th or 6th episode, because then I could remember names and character types, motivations, etc.

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Watched Brand New Cherry Flavour, didn't like it very much. All surface and no substance, riding on the skirt tails of greater things. There's nothing to tickle the mind in here.

I binged the entire thing though, so I guess it was kind of entertaining in a fluffy way? More Wandavision than Twin Peaks.

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I'll admit it looks very nice, but the writers and director are hacks :catcry:

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42 minutes ago, Silent Member said:

I'll admit it looks very nice, but the writers and director are hacks :catcry:

the writer for foundation also wrote one of my favorite early 90s VR b-movies

 

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comedians in cars getting coffee.  it's so good. i like it. short interviews/chats in interesting places and some car subtext. 

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On 8/19/2021 at 10:56 AM, Silent Member said:

I'll admit it looks very nice, but the writers and director are hacks :catcry:

i read the foundation trilogy so long ago.. i don't remember any of the stuff in the preview being in those stories.. but it was a long time ago. 

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On 8/16/2021 at 8:57 AM, zero said:

watched the first episode of The Deuce and thought it was great. I am struggling to get through the 2nd episode. don't think I've lost interest in a show this quickly before. I see all the reviews saying this is an amazing show and makes me think I should stick with it, but...or maybe it's just that I find James Franco slightly obnoxious.

I think the problem with most David Simon productions is they introduce way too many characters very quickly, so you have all these names and faces continually thrown at you, and you're left struggling trying to make sense of it. I remember feeling that way with The Wire when I first saw it. didn't really click for me until maybe the 5th or 6th episode, because then I could remember names and character types, motivations, etc.

it's worth sticking to it but there's some cringe here and there and some really just "aw that's fucked up" type sex stuff.  it's the story of that era in NY and aids and everything else like porn and gentrification..  james franco gets better as it goes imo.. or maybe i just got used to him. ralph maccio is perfectly cast. he's really good and should get more work for things like that. he makes it look easy.  there's some funny shit in it too. it goes by fast. i stopped kind of in the middle then picked it up again to watch that last of it and was glad i did. 

 

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I don't like how bombastic that Foundation trailer is, but it is just a trailer. it's been a long time since I read it but I recall Foundation being one of the most cerebral, calculating scifi books I'd ever read (in a good way). most of it is people in a room talking.

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On 8/19/2021 at 6:56 PM, Silent Member said:

I'll admit it looks very nice, but the writers and director are hacks :catcry:

Aye it looks nice. No Apple TV account though - will it be available anywhere else?

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On 8/22/2021 at 4:32 PM, Soloman Tump said:

Aye it looks nice. No Apple TV account though - will it be available anywhere else?

You might be able to purchase it later on iTunes, but not for quite a while I’d guess.

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I borrow those things from "the Library" when it's not available in my local video dealership.

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13 hours ago, Silent Member said:

I borrow those things from "the Library" when it's not available in my local video dealership.

you never brought back the bathroom key 🔑 

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this is a weird show that basically illustrates the futility of the so-called 'war on drugs' with barely any conclusive path to an end. perhaps there is none as it seems keeping the drug war going on is actually a business for all parties involved. 

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Not a big anime fan and video game adaptations are generally trash but man, I really really like Castlevania on Netflix. Midway through season 3 and it just seems to get better as it goes on. 

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after watching this i realized: the phrase "they all drank the kool aid" is actually wrong. very few of the jones' parishioners willingly drank the poison as a majority were forcefully injected (including about 300 kids). also, the cyanide was mixed with flavor aid which is a kool aid knock off. so the phrase should actually be "they were all forced to ingest flavor aid"

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this is a brilliant "deep" analysis into the depth of a very failed attempt at ridding afghanistan of the taliban and the consequences of that mistake. highly recommended

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