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  1. #1441
    The Witcher S1 on Netflix, I think it was pretty good.
    8/10.

    It did feel well made, like Mandalorian, but not out of synch, so a bit better.
    Last edited by rille; 12-31-2019 at 02:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rille View Post
    The Witcher S1 on Netflix, I think it was pretty good.
    8/10.

    It did feel well made, like Mandalorian, but not out of synch, so a bit better.
    It felt very much like sitting in on someone else playing an RPG. An RPG that at times felt like the creators at one time or another had read Wheel of Time.
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  3. #1443
    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    An RPG that at times felt like the creators at one time or another had read Wheel of Time.
    Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
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  4. #1444
    Finished The Expanse S4. Not quite as involving as the previous 3 seasons but still pretty good. Opening for S5 is there with a big cliffhanger at the end.

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    Am two episodes into The Witcher. Seems a bit silly. Will stick at it for now and see if it improves but so far am disappointed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

    And that's Why I'm Voting Leave.

  5. #1445
    I'm enjoying Expanse S4. Almost done...
    The Rules
    Copper- behave toward others to elicit treatment you would like (the manipulative rule)
    Gold- treat others how you would like them to treat you (the self regard rule)
    Platinum - treat others the way they would like to be treated (the PC rule)

  6. #1446
    Two episodes in to Messiah.

    Looking very promising ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

    And that's Why I'm Voting Leave.

  7. #1447
    Quote Originally Posted by EyeKhan View Post
    I'm enjoying Expanse S4. Almost done...
    In the final stretch of Killing Eve S2, and wow it's getting dark. Love it.
    The Rules
    Copper- behave toward others to elicit treatment you would like (the manipulative rule)
    Gold- treat others how you would like them to treat you (the self regard rule)
    Platinum - treat others the way they would like to be treated (the PC rule)

  8. #1448
    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuk2 View Post
    Two episodes in to Messiah.

    Looking very promising ...
    It's kind of a mind-fuck, which makes it timely in our current cultural/religious/geo-political times, with "fake news" and "hoaxes" and all. I heard it got panned by the critics, but I'm still watching....

  9. #1449
    Finished The Witcher

    Not impressed really. Didn't much care for any of the characters. Geralt was vaguely amusing in a brooding way to begin with, but then became too predictably wooden and rather dull as a result. Yennefer's arc held a little bit of interest. The rest; meh.

    The storyline and plot chopped and changed too much, did little to hold the viewer's attention.

    I got little sense of time-and-place. I didn't feel embedded in the world of Sintra and Nilfgaard like I certainly did in the world of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms.

    Script-wise there were too many modern terms and phrases used which threw my already tenuous suspension of disbelief.

    All a bit crap really - nowhere near the hype.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

    And that's Why I'm Voting Leave.

  10. #1450
    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuk2 View Post
    Finished The Witcher

    Not impressed really. Didn't much care for any of the characters. Geralt was vaguely amusing in a brooding way to begin with, but then became too predictably wooden and rather dull as a result. Yennefer's arc held a little bit of interest. The rest; meh.

    The storyline and plot chopped and changed too much, did little to hold the viewer's attention.

    I got little sense of time-and-place. I didn't feel embedded in the world of Sintra and Nilfgaard like I certainly did in the world of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms.

    Script-wise there were too many modern terms and phrases used which threw my already tenuous suspension of disbelief.

    All a bit crap really - nowhere near the hype.
    Completely disagree. Geralt works just fine and fits the role of grim stoic warrior quite easily. The show has some comic relief so its not all grit. Characters act in realistic fashion and a lot of the combat scenes were incredibly well done. I get why some viewers had some confusion in the first few episodes due to the timeline but it should be obvious to anyone paying attention after those episodes.

    The only two weaknesses I saw were:

    1. Eight episodes is a bit rushed. I think I finished in two days and really wanted more. GoT had 10 first season and two extra episodes can allow for a solid amount of world building.

    2. They ran out of CGI budget in the middle somewhere. The dragon... fuck that was bad.

  11. #1451
    Finally got around to Marco Polo. The Weinstein logo coming up before you can skip the intro does this show no favors. To the point that it kind of makes you notice how over the top and pointless to the plot the numerous scenes of nudity, sex, and orgies are.

    Otherwise its got a good cast, good story, and solid action. Disappointed to discover it only got 2 seasons. Not knowing all that much about that time frame in history made the show interesting, till I started researching some of the people and discovered that they took a lot of liberties which earned it a lot of flack.
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