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Post by maf-me-quick » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:37 pm

That is an incredibly concise answer
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Post by shinymcshine » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:41 pm

Re: Amazon TV and subtitles

Checked it tonight, and oddly there's a good number of films that just don't have a subtitles option (including new ones such as I Daniel Blake), whilst for programmes & films which do its just a case of hitting the CC button on the bottom right of the play screen.

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Post by Blakey » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:24 pm

Fu*k, I didn't realise I, Daniel Blake (great last name by the way ;) ) was on Amazon now!

Got to give that a watch!


Watched The Defenders over the past week.

I enjoyed it but didn't really love it, inoffensive I guess is the way I'd describe it.

There was just SO much exposition and just not that many fight scenes, this is meant to be the TV MCU Avengers essentially and I expected bat shit crazy action scenes throughout but we had to wait 3/4 episodes before we even got one of note, and even that looked meagre compared to DD S2, Luke Cage etc.

DD S2 there were literally hundreds of Ninja's coming out of here there and everywhere and you never really get that sense of scale in this.

It oddly seemed like they spent all their budget on the focused character series that they couldn't make this as big and grandiose as they should've done, the plot was done very well, it's very well written how all the character threads come together against The Hand but there's just far too much exposition and needless chatter before it reaches its conclusion, brings the whole pace and flow of the series down as a result.





Started Ozark the other night too after hearing good things, up to Episode 6.

Wow, it is truly incredible, from the very first episode it had an intensity to it and a level of suspense/intrigue that I've not seen since Breaking Bad.

I felt like I was on the edge of my seat from the very first minute of the first episode and it has kept that up throughout, gradually introducing more threats and parties of interest to the Protagonists as it goes. Jason Bateman is incredible in it too, would shock me if he doesn't win an Emmy.
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Post by shinymcshine » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:18 pm

What to do to fill that TV void now Twin Peaks The Return has finished ?

Oh I know, I'll watch it all over again :D

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Post by Maryokutai » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:47 am

So I watched a Supergirl episode yesterday.
This episode ends with a scene setting up the crossover event "Invasion!" that begins on The Flash season 3 episode 8, continues on Arrow season 5 episode 8, and concludes on Legends of Tomorrow season 2 episode 7.
Screw this crap.

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Post by regemond » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:56 am

Is that the musical crossover?

Me and the Mrs were watching the Flash and Arrow anyway so it wasn't too much of a stretch to add the other two in. If on the off-chance you can't be bothered watching them all, I think you'll be fine to continue Supergirl as normal without missing important details (besides how the invasion is resolved, obviously), but I'd definitely suggest watching The Flash episode if you can get hold of it. It's fantastic.
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Post by Maryokutai » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:27 am

I think it was funny the first time when they mixed Flash and Arrow but now they're just trying too hard. I do plan on watching Flash 3 at some point but only after I'm done with Supergirl. I hate switching between different series midway and I have no interest at all in Arrow (has been awful since S3) and Legends of Tomorrow.

But if you say I don't miss anything for Supergirl I think I'm just going to ignore it. Don't particularly care about how the invasion is resolved because I don't even know what invasion they're talking about. Still there are better ways to do crossovers (see the Netflix shows) than this forced cross-media PR.

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Post by maf-me-quick » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:06 pm

I've decided that House of Cards is just a show about a guy who is constantly at trouble at work

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Post by sleepery jeem » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:05 pm

:!: Oh hello, I was just channel hopping when I stumbled across Viceland (sky758) its showing 5 episodes of Tokyo Ghoul tonight (season 1 3-7) and following it with 5 episodes of Cowboy Be-bop tonight.

Will add this channel to my fav. list and will post if they show more.


Also their showing the rather excellent teen-Noir Brick at 9pm tonight.
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Post by sleepery jeem » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:19 pm

September/Octobers the start of the autumn season in the US, and it seems the UK is following this trend, so here some upcoming highlights...


Star Trek: Discovery

Netflix : 25 September

Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsYu9jsmlHc

Ten years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.


:| should be noted that rumors suggest this one wont last 3 seasons if that.




The Deuce

Sky Atlantic : 26 September 2017

Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSpKfRXkW3Y

Drama about the legalisation and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square in the 70s & 80s, from the creators of ‘The Wire’.


:| co-written by Sectary's Maggie Gyllenhaal this should be interesting with lots of nudity which is always nice.


Room 104

Sky Atlantic : 28 September

Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGtsO5F5HPY

HBO anthology series about people who pass through Room 104 of an American motel.


:? not sure what this is exactly, I thought at first I was a twilight zone rip off but it seems more a series of mini plays.




Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 9

Sky Atlantic : 02 October

Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iUAvZgbl1o

After a 5 year break, Larry David’s ground-breaking comedy show returns.


:| yeah sorry not a fan.




Lucifer, Season 3

Amazon Prime : 03 October

Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-nvzqnEtCw

When the devil tires of life in Hell, he materialises in the City of Angels, where he aids the LAPD in rounding up and punishing evildoers.


:| yes he's camp rather than scary, but I rather enjoyed the first season even if its just a police procedural at heart.






Dimension 404

Syfy UK : 05 October

Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkS9wjqIsYA

With inspiration drawn from the Outer Limits and a little more comedic in tone than the UK’s Black Mirror, this Sci-fi anthology explores the darker side of cutting edge online technology. Narrated by Mr Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.


:| hmm looks interesting, but as always with anthology's it will be hit and miss.





The Gifted

FOX (UK) : 08 October

Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTzW9rMcbzk

New X-Men based tv series from Bryan Singer, starring Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as parents who have to take their family on the run after they discover their children have mutant abilities.


:| think this is in the S.H.I.E.L.D. Universe not sure, feels a little to teen angst drama for my tastes though.




Mr. Robot, Season 3

Amazon Prime : 12 October

Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46byqBf0dVk


:| I know this is popular, but it bored me to tears by episode 3.




Red Dwarf, Season 12

Dave : 12 October


:| flogging a dead horse if season 11 was anything to go by, don't get me wrong i'll probably watch some of it but the magic's gone.




Stranger Things, Season 2

Netflix : 27 October 2

Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bTVR6x4h_I

A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. Stars Winona Ryder.


:| never seen it so cant say more.
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Post by Maryokutai » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:33 am

You should really watch Stranger Things, it's probably the best reason the have Netflix.

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Post by maf-me-quick » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:01 pm

Stranger Things is ok, Daredevil is the real shit
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Post by Maryokutai » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:38 pm

Yeah, but Daredevil is so good it makes you want to watch the other shows which are not so good.

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Post by Blakey » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:44 pm

Stranger Things is amazing.
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Post by shinymcshine » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:17 pm

Blakey wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:44 pm
Stranger Things is amazing.
I don't understand the big love in about this show.

It was alright, but nothing more than a mash up of Fringe and A Town Called Eureka, topped off with some 80s nostalgia, with added kids.

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