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I've started LAST MAN ON EARTH on Amazon Prime. Will Forte always makes me laugh (as well as being a really good actor as well - watch Nebraska if you haven't) Only a few episodes in but enjoying it a lot.

Also finished all of DOCUMENTARY NOW. Bill Hader and Fred Armisen on top form. Some great episodes in there. Bill Hader is ridiculously talented

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2 hours ago, Factotum said:

I've started LAST MAN ON EARTH on Amazon Prime. Will Forte always makes me laugh (as well as being a really good actor as well - watch Nebraska if you haven't) Only a few episodes in but enjoying it a lot.

It's a great show for it's entire four season run which is a hell of an accomplishment considering the premise of the show.

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Future Man on Amazon Prime is my favourite sitcom in ages. As a huge 80s action/scifi fan (who isn't) its wildly entertaining. It's from Seth Rogan so if you dig that sort of sweary adult (juvenile) comedy you'll dig it. Cory Wolfheart is the best character since Ron Swanson.

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20 hours ago, Chest Rockwell said:

If you have Amazon as well then Parks & Rec is all on there if you haven't seen it.

Yeah, this. Looking at the kind of sitcoms you like, Parks & Rec will be right up your street. Also Arrested Development & The Good Place.

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Who recommended 6 Underground?  What a fucking waste of 2 hours that was.

I should have bailed as soon as I saw Michael Bay's name on it.  Just the absolutely typical vacuous sizzle and no steak.

He might be the worst successful director of all time. He does not know how to tell a coherent story. He does not know how to progress characters.  The concept of pacing is completely alien to him.  This was just one CGI-laden set piece after another, with no emotional or conceptual connection, no story, no likeable protgonists, nothing to make you care in the slightest.  Occasionally they'd drop a slomo shot of a child in there holding a cuddly toy to create drama, like something from Drop The Dead Donkey.

Worst of all was the relentless, gung-ho US jingoistic, we're above international law, wild west bullshit machismo.  How anyone can make a film like this with a straight face, after Team America so cuttingly parodied the "Americans in Europe, accidentally destroying cultural artefacts".  The innocent civilian bodycount was really sky-high here as well.  Whoopsie, another bystander mown down!  Never mind.

At one point, they use Abi Dhabi as a stand-in for Las Vegas.  How it's cheaper to shoot there than actually IN Las Vegas, I don't know.  Equally, they were driving round Florence and drove down a street in Siena, because Italy innit.

Just awful, awful film-making all round.

 

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I have to say I was hugely disappointed with series 2 of Mindhunter. A really surprising drop-off in quality.

It just becomes another cop show. It completely forgets what makes the first series so different and so good. Focusing so much time on Atlanta and almost no time on the original remit is a huge error. The escalation of stuff in the personal lives is predictable and occasionally really stupid. To be honest, maybe they're better off not doing a third series unless they went back to the old format. A real shame.

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14 hours ago, Devon Malcolm said:

I have to say I was hugely disappointed with series 2 of Mindhunter. A really surprising drop-off in quality.

It just becomes another cop show. It completely forgets what makes the first series so different and so good. Focusing so much time on Atlanta and almost no time on the original remit is a huge error. The escalation of stuff in the personal lives is predictable and occasionally really stupid. To be honest, maybe they're better off not doing a third series unless they went back to the old format. A real shame.

While I think they made some mis-steps (the storyline involving the son, especially), it was helped a lot for me by the fact I'd just listened to The Atlanta Monster podcast, which covered the story in some depth. This meant I was far more interested in the Atlanta story than I might have otherwise been. As a result, I liked it - basically, it's about hubris in this season, and overconfidence.

They're restricted somewhat in the real-life stories it's based on - although I think they've done a good job with that overall. I'm fascinated to see what'll happen with the BTK story though, so I'd like them to get to that, which is reason enough for a third season.

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Yeah I didn't mind the change of style so much as the overabundance of shit going on. I do think if they carry on in that direction they'll have to bend the facts and timelines massively and it'll lose what made the first season so special.

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The secondary plot with his kid stretched credibility too far.  His character didn’t need that.

 Also not nearly enough Anna Torv and no Hannah Gross at all.  I surely can’t have been the only one hoping they’d hook up.

 Still a great series though.

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The Atlanta plot of Season 2 was great as it calls into question whether they're right or not, which I liked. I read up on the case after and it handles it really well.

Also, got to say season 2 was worth it for that Charles Manson scene alone. Brilliant.

 

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But it would have been even better if it didn't play out as a subplot to the BTK stuff. That's the problem with season two, there's loads of stuff to like but it's diluted because they've got the Silence of the Lambs stuff with Kemper/BTK, the personal lives of them all which is fine but some of it is way too heavy for a subplot, and everything in between with the Bureau changes. You can get away with having a full plate of a show if it's handled with deftness and subtlety like Mad Men but it's all 100 mph, and I really liked it still.

BCS season 4 is ridiculously good. Hispanic Timothy Olyphant is just as good as real Timothy Olyphant. I love how he dominates every scene he's in and I don't think he's ever not smiled yet he's the most menacing fucker on the show. Like a jovial Stephen Graham he just has a natural intimidating presence. 

Am I the only person who thinks Howard is alright?

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Finished Designated Survivor last night. 

Series 1 & 2 really good. Series 3 not so much (made by a different production team I think).

 

 

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Netflix tweeted tonight that there will be a third series of After Life.

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Ah gutted, that means I'll have to see Ricky Gervais's smug stupid face on the landing page again at some point. They really need a hide feature in Netflix whereby if you know you don't ever want to watch something you can blacklist it from ever appearing in any category for you.

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8 hours ago, Mr_Danger said:

Am I the only person who thinks Howard is alright?

No you're not. I was having that very same conversation with some one today about him. He seems a good egg to me.

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