LA REINA DEL SUR (spanish): there's a thread and i must get back to its lurid pulpy bullshit tbh FILINTA (turkish): a steampunkish bond set in the late days of the ottoman empire (must also get back to: it's very stylised and quite strange) MARSEILLE (french): corruption in title-city, starring g.depardieu (the star is the city)ESTOCOLMO (argentinian): media and political corruption in buenos aires -- argentina doesn't look at all as i expected (unexpectedly got into amiable discussion w/its scriptwriter on twitter: they agreed w/some of my crit -- but i basically enjoyed this a lot); estocolmo is argentinian for stockholm, as in syndrome; also features amnesia iirc THE BREAK (belgian): small-village crime but the crime is big and nasty; more amnesia lol LAVA FIELD (icelandic): murder to be solved by small-town cops trapped by a blizzard in their small town ROBA (finish): procedural set in helsinki -- there's a thread abt it BORDERTOWN (also finnish): crossborder crims (ie russians) cause trouble in the small town a cop -- possibly amnesiac, i forget -- has moved his family to to rebuild his life HINTERLAND/Y GWYL (welsh): tbh i mostly watched this on actual realtime telly -- set round aberystwyth and borth (towns i know quite well), a mimpy cop solves abuse-related crimes by driving fast in narrow lanes and looking back regretfully at how he's fucked up his life INSPECTOR MONTALBANO (italian): again via the BBC -- no cop is filmed swimming more or more often THE KILLING/THE BRIDGE/BORGEN/WALLENDER et al (danish and'r swedish): the big-name nordic noirs via the BBC that put me on this track in the first place -- wallender has been played by three actors (not inc.branagh) but i only like one of them
there's a couple of others -- a french and a belgian, the belgian abt the robbery of a small bank? -- that arrived via the bbc's noir slot but i can't bring their names to mind
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:32 (two years ago) link
can i really be the only person watching LA REINA DEL SUR?
"they run like animals from the sauna to the sea": ROBA is the hit finnish police procedural
BORDERTOWN: more deadly finns and their procedurals (includes russians, generally even deadlier) (entirely forgot i started this one)
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:34 (two years ago) link
(also i just now started SUBURRA: BLOOD ON ROME, which kicks off with a massive on-brand roman orgy hurrah involving the mayor hurrah)
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:36 (two years ago) link
The bbc4 phenom always makes me think that there must be tv snobs in Denmark or wherever going fucking nuts for midsomer murders & lewis
― "The" Blink-182 (wins), Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:42 (two years ago) link
Nobody seems to like Gommorah, which has a lot going for it imo. Naples social housing ruin pron, some pretty cool gang bosses (including bald sex symbols and women), everybody dies - even main characters. It is probably rather silly, but I do enjoy it.
― calzino, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:45 (two years ago) link
one of the nordic noir producers or directors or writers has explicitly said that it was bingeing on midsomer and hamish macbeth a few years back that mainly led to the noir outbreak (that and girl with the dragon tattoo)
(i watch all of them also) (except hamish macbeth, which i entirely missed at the time doesn't seem to get repeats anywhere i can find it) (off to check if it's on netflix) (also midsomer post-nettles is not my jam)
happy valley and the one in the orkneys (forget name) also fit here but only the latter has subtitles and it isn't on netflix
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:50 (two years ago) link
the belgian abt the robbery of a small bank?I think I might have seen this although I also can't remember the name
― "The" Blink-182 (wins), Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:50 (two years ago) link
SUBURRA is a riot of unlikely youth-gangster haircuts so far
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:51 (two years ago) link
mark, do you recommend everything on that list? In trying to improve/maintain my French I will watch virtually anything en français that is available in Canada, but I haven't gotten to MARSEILLE or THE BREAK yet. I also have HOTEL BEAU SÉJOUR, DEEP, and THE CHURCHMEN in my queue, though not sure about the last one in particular.
I did just watch CANNABIS, which wasn't great but I found it compelling enough to get through its relatively short run (there's also lots of Spanish and Arabic if you're in it for the linguistic diversity). There's an American actress in it who never speaks English, and her accent gave me heart though I think she might have been kind of crummy at the acting part.
This morning I started the second series of WITNESSES. The first series was a fairly generic rip of Scandinavian detective stuff (lead female detective even has uncommented upon OCD), filmed in the Normandy winter to make it as grey as possible but also providing enough local flavor to sustain interest. Second series seems somewhat more promising though I've only watched one ep.
Definitely not in the vein of anything else listed here, but I think the best French-language thing I've watched on Netflix was THE LONG LONG HOLIDAY, an animated miniseries about children in Normandy during the Nazi occupation.
― rob, Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:52 (two years ago) link
I think my mum watched Hamish Macbeth - it's much older than midsomer in my head
― "The" Blink-182 (wins), Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:57 (two years ago) link
Sorry I'm just talking about English language stuff lol
marseilles i liked a lot, the break was perhaps a bit run-of-the-mill (or anyway i don't remember much about it)
caveat: i will on the whole watch any old rubbish* and most of them are somewhat flawed, some wildly pulpy (reina del sur), some over-involved and garish esp.at the end (probably estcolmo), some an acquired taste (filinta), some just a bit silly (hinterland)
*eg this is amazingly bad and unmissable: the netflix series GUILT
wins it is a continuum: ppl who think that brits don't do this well are idiots (we kind of invented it, don't get me started on MARPLE)
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:01 (two years ago) link
oh I forgot about CALL MY AGENT, which was a very French and quite delightful show about talent agents. Lots of French actors who I don't know play themselves
― rob, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:01 (two years ago) link
some over-involved and garish esp.at the end
Cannabis was mostly even-keeled throughout but there is a shoot-out in the final ep that was grafted in from a John Woo movie or something
― rob, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:04 (two years ago) link
wins it is a continuum: ppl who think that brits don't do this well are idiots (we kind of invented it, don't get me started on MARPLE)Just to clarify I totally agree, my initial point was just that I get the sense there are a lot of these idiots and they make up a significant % of the audience for this stuff
― "The" Blink-182 (wins), Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:09 (two years ago) link
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:10 (two years ago) link
(restarting SUBURRA ep1 from the beginning as i spent most of the last 10 mins rereading the GUILT thread and hence not paying attention)
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:14 (two years ago) link
(apparently it means slums rather than suburbs)
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:15 (two years ago) link
I don't really make time in my life for a lot of tv so often the only time I see this stuff is when I'm visiting my 90yo granny, it's perfect for her as a seasoned viewer of itv crime dramas who doesn't want to admit her hearing's failing to watch basically the same thing but with subs
― "The" Blink-182 (wins), Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:17 (two years ago) link
yes i got into my midsomer/lewis habit sitting w/my invalid dad: he wouldn't have been averse to non-english language, his hearing was excellent and he spoke -several tho not danish -- but his eyesight was poor and anyway the noirs didn't start till after he died
(replay allows me to notice, as i didn't before, that the backdrop to the orgy is a rather amazing film of or possibly aquarium full of undulating jellyfish, good work there a.n. designer)
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:20 (two years ago) link
he'd have loved hinterland despite its annoying lead: he too adored that part of wales :(
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:21 (two years ago) link
love that so many euro corruption thrillers -- esp.southern europe but not exclusivly -- are abt (a) drugs and (b) ZONING
(ie where the real money is)
in this SUBURRA overlaps with MARSEILLE
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:44 (two years ago) link
shd probably give SUBURRA its own thread actually (since i'm liking it and will doubtless post lots): but one thing i enjoy the (non-UK) ones for is gorgeous filming of cities i know a little bit (marseile) or have never seen (copenhagen, rome)
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:57 (two years ago) link
https://typeset-beta.imgix.net/rehost%2F2016%2F9%2F13%2F6b92d25d-b10d-4614-a148-9b4c73688f7d.jpg?w=1200&h=630&fit=crop&crop=faces&auto=format&q=70Naples looks amazing in Gommorah, probably the true star of the show really.
― calzino, Sunday, 15 October 2017 17:05 (two years ago) link
a belgian, the belgian abt the robbery of a small bank? -- that arrived via the bbc's noir slot but i can't bring their names to mind
(which I started to watch but never finished, so no commentary here, but I will report that my parents v much love Montalbano with the excuse of practising their Italian; I am looking forward to German-language shows being mentioned here for similar reasons, although I admit I never got round to watching Deutschland 83 even though everyone said it was v good and it's right up my street of historical interest, so who am I kidding)
― a passing spacecadet, Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:31 (two years ago) link
Salamander is the one I was thinking of(Didn't amount to much when all was said & done, wouldn't bother finishing it)
― "The" Blink-182 (wins), Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:33 (two years ago) link
I am only one ep deep into Suburra but I'm liking it. I read the book a few weeks ago so I'm still trying to sort out who is who/what has been changed or removed or altered. But I like it. The haircuts are terrible but maybe that's what roman club kids looked like in 2008. On the Italian tip, highly recommend Romanzo Criminale, though it's on Filmstruck and not Netflix. Set in the seventies-into-the-eighties, also in Rome. It tells the story of the Magliana gang, who at that time scrapped their way up from armed robbery to the major drug/sex traffickers in Rome. I would like to watch Gommorah; I liked the film and I'm on a bit of an Italian crime kick it seems.
Still lots upthread that I need to check out. I liked the Lava Field & Wallander. Been wanting to watch Spiral for ages but never got around to it. I do like the Annika Bengtzon telefilms abt the lady reporter. Her home life in those sorta reminds me of one of the things I liked abt (US tv series) Medium.
― ian, Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:49 (two years ago) link
Deutschland 83 looked very nice, but was hampered with some awful expositional dialogue iirc. The one clunker too far for me was something like: This Cold War is getting Hot!
― calzino, Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:49 (two years ago) link
also just finished suburra e1: will start a thread for it shortly, after i finish handwashing my jumper
(it's a nice plain black jumper but i totally covet the fabulous tentacular octopus-pattern jumper worn by giacomo ferrara as alberto: no pix on the internet yet which is a sorry state of affairs)
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:54 (two years ago) link
SUBURRA: BLOOD OF ROME aka sex, drugs, violence and ZONING (and the wickedest of these is zoning, my son)
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:37 (two years ago) link
love that so many euro corruption thrillers -- esp.southern europe but not exclusivly -- are abt (a) drugs and (b) ZONING
also The Wire!
― Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:18 (two years ago) link
one day i shall watch the wire
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:19 (two years ago) link
I have a fair tolerance for this stuff (e.g. watched the entirety of the very mediocre Black Lake on iPlayer) but could not get through more than half of Salamander or Witnesses - be warned.
― Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:20 (two years ago) link
― "The" Blink-182 (wins), 15. oktober 2017 17:42 (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
They're on almost every saturday night. I'm not sure that many snobs watch it, though. I used to watch so much Rebus growing up, I picked up an awful fake scottish accent.
― Frederik B, Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:30 (two years ago) link
They're on almost every saturday night
this is bizarrely pleasing to me
― mark s, Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:38 (two years ago) link
Tonight it was Inspector George Gently, followed by Murder City and The Honorable Woman. Then a couple of episodes of Upstairs Downstairs to end the night.
Actually my ex-girlfriend was watching all this, when she wasn't busy writing queer analyses of ancient greek tragedies. She was kinda snobbish, and so so cool :(
― Frederik B, Sunday, 15 October 2017 22:00 (two years ago) link
There are 3 worthwhile Japanese shows
MIDNIGHT DINER - endearing and heartwarming story about the people who frequent a late night diner in a working class Tokyo neighborhood. This is a phenomenon across Asia with a (good) Korean version and a (bad) Chinese version and a bunch of movie spinoffs. Heartwarming in the best possible way.
SAMURAI GOURMET - not as good as midnight diner but it’s the story of a salaryman who deals with retirement by exploring local restaurants.
JAPAN STYLE ORIGINATOR - possibly the only lifestyle magazine show on Netflix but it’s great for the insight into Japanese culture and features such informative episodes as the 50 cheapest things to eat with rice, 25 ways to eat your New Years mochi and a goat of ‘how it’s made’ type segments where they look at how various Japanese crafts are made. Very relaxing TV.
― American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 16 October 2017 10:23 (two years ago) link
― mor frog bs (S-), Monday, 16 October 2017 11:17 (two years ago) link
I loved OCCUPIED and very much want the second series (basically, fossil-fuel-rich Norway goes completely green and shuts down its oil/gas industry, and Russia stages a "soft" invasion to take over)
More soapie-ish but very well done: 30 DEGREES IN FEBRUARY: various Swedes head off to Thailand to escape their troubled lives, discover that unfortunately they are still themselves
― Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 00:38 (two years ago) link
finished SUBURRA (italian), began MAR DE PLÁSTICO (spanish)
― mark s, Friday, 20 October 2017 20:24 (two years ago) link
Salamander is the one I was thinking of
oh, that was quite good!
I have a few of these Euro-tv streaming subscriptions, so I forget which series are on Netflix vs. the other ones.
Spiral/Engrenage (might be on Netflix?) is French, and was billed as France's answer to The Wire. It isn't quite as intricate, but it is really good in other ways.
― sarahell, Friday, 20 October 2017 20:38 (two years ago) link
Oh, another Netflix one I watched recently -- Silver Spoon -- it's Russian. A bit silly and over the top in parts, and it would make for an interesting discussion whether it's implicitly/explicitly critical of Putin/oligarchs or not.
― sarahell, Friday, 20 October 2017 20:40 (two years ago) link
SPIRAL was on UK TV in the noir slot, and I liked the little bit I watched but I missed too much of the start to get properly embedded.
MAR DE PLÁSTICO is kind of boring, also the chiselled cop who's the lead is like a bland pierce brosnan mini-me
― mark s, Friday, 20 October 2017 21:16 (two years ago) link
ok it just woke up a bit -- murder leads to nasty racial tension in a southern spanish town -- but the lead cop fights off 20 ppl like he's batman, that's the boring bit
― mark s, Friday, 20 October 2017 21:24 (two years ago) link
seriously - just watch "Mafiosa" on CH4/Walter Presents .. so good.S1 was ok despite the presence of some over acting, but things really improved from S2 onwards.
― mark e, Friday, 20 October 2017 21:28 (two years ago) link
season 2 of Okkupert and 3 of Gomorrah - hurry up!
― calzino, Friday, 20 October 2017 22:20 (two years ago) link
where are you watching gomorrah?
― mark s, Friday, 20 October 2017 22:44 (two years ago) link
from torrent sites, always. I work on the flawed presumption that if the torrents have subtitled versions of a Euro series, then it must be on Netflix.
― calzino, Friday, 20 October 2017 22:52 (two years ago) link
haha yes it's available via amazon but not amazon prime (which i do pay for) so i guess that's why it's subtitled -- so i can stump up some more when i'm feeling flush
― mark s, Friday, 20 October 2017 23:01 (two years ago) link
If you haven’t reached the end yet, it gets even worse.
I like Carol Bouquet and Frederique Bel but this was ghastly and, in the end, enormously offensive.
― Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Friday, 26 October 2018 19:55 (one year ago) link
― mick signals, Friday, 26 October 2018 19:59 (one year ago) link
i like how three of the six-strong crime team never do anything and one of them never says anything either
― mark s, Friday, 26 October 2018 20:04 (one year ago) link
very feeble of french to have no word for copycat
― mark s, Friday, 26 October 2018 21:26 (one year ago) link
ok lol the commissioner just said "why not bring hannibal lecter onto the team?", which is brass balls chutzpah on the part of the scriptwriter
― mark s, Friday, 26 October 2018 21:43 (one year ago) link
anyone watch dad of light yet
― the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Tuesday, December 19, 2017 11:38 PM (ten months ago)
somehow i watched all of dad light three times, at least
― Karl Malone, Friday, 26 October 2018 21:48 (one year ago) link
all of dad of light
very feeble of french to have no word for copycat― mark s, Saturday, 27 October 2018 8:26 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
― mark s, Saturday, 27 October 2018 8:26 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
Of course they do but Le Copiechat is banned by L’Acadamie Française.
― American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 26 October 2018 22:35 (one year ago) link
CALL MY AGENT SEASON TROIS BEECHES
― topical mlady (darraghmac), Saturday, 12 January 2019 21:22 (one year ago) link
its perfect herself fodder she pours wine down her and snorts laughing and i can get the ironing done unencumbered
also everyone kills it and the guest roles are great
― topical mlady (darraghmac), Saturday, 12 January 2019 21:23 (one year ago) link
it is the best show, genuinely surprising and moving
noemie is managing to steal the entire series imo
― illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 12 January 2019 21:27 (one year ago) link
^ good recommendation imo.
― Fizzles, Monday, 14 January 2019 15:48 (one year ago) link
DEADWIND (= finnish)
my trivial pleasure is whenever the cops shout "police" they have to shout "poliisi!" which sounds like "policey!"
― mark s, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 16:31 (one year ago) link
deadwind update: the two little girls whose mum died are heartbreaking, esp.the smaller one :(
― mark s, Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:39 (one year ago) link
Oh man, I watched one episode of La Mante and seeing this thread it looks like I should stop right now.
― Yerac, Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:42 (one year ago) link
The French also have no french word for 'weekend" and...there are lots of jokes there.
― Yerac, Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:43 (one year ago) link
her estranged son DAMIEN CARROT
― mark s, Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:46 (one year ago) link
deadwind update update: a key strand in this story is ZONING
― mark s, Thursday, 18 July 2019 19:24 (one year ago) link
deadline theme is VERY like judy nylon's "information rain" off of pal judy
― mark s, Friday, 19 July 2019 21:25 (one year ago) link
New season of Money Heist!
― Yerac, Monday, 22 July 2019 00:29 (one year ago) link
Is Trapped (the Icelandic series) on Netflix? I just watched Season 2 on Amazon Prime and it's really good.
― shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 22 July 2019 00:58 (one year ago) link
fairly sure trapped was originally broadcast on BBC2 in the uk: it is indeed very good
― mark s, Monday, 22 July 2019 10:49 (one year ago) link
I really enjoyed Babylon Berlin and wish more people watched it.
― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 22 July 2019 13:31 (one year ago) link
Friend of mine loved it and has been reading all the books - in German- but I haven’t really latched onto it yet.
― U or Astro-U? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 July 2019 23:37 (one year ago) link
Trapped is excellent - sent me down a rabbithole of grim Scandi-et-al crime dramas for a long while after but this one really was one of the best of them for me. Olafur Olafsson is so good!Loved Babylon Berlin SO much. They’re doing a second season apparently.
― Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 05:08 (one year ago) link
Babylon Berlin mostly hooked me for how well-studied the look was. That whole thing of dressing up but still looking sweaty & desperate is very specific & they pulled it off amazingly well. Plus lots of Bryan Ferry Orchestra :D
― Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 05:10 (one year ago) link
Trapped is pretty much perfect VG, I agree, and it really is better than most. I've got the second season lined up. Love me some grim Nordic viewing in the summertime.
― Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 09:03 (one year ago) link
i have started watching "The Could’ve-Gone-All-the-Way Committee," alternatively translated from the Japanese as "The Almost Got Laid Committee." In each episode, a guy (I think they're all guys) comes before the three-member committee, comprising a karate master, a businesswoman, and a rock star in a floppy hat, and tells them about a time he almost got laid. The committee investigates and rules on whether or not he could've.
― mick signals, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 14:59 (one year ago) link
okay that sounds like a dream I've had
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 19:32 (one year ago) link
the only way that could be more ilxor-bait was if it was called The So-Not-Gonna-Happen Committee
― Roz, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 03:14 (one year ago) link
I'm sold on it just by the poster
― Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 25 July 2019 06:40 (one year ago) link
Money Heist is very good, even though season 2 is approaching Breaking Bad levels of ridiculous brinksmanship. Subtitles are very bad, clearly produced by a non-native speaking robot.
El Ministerio del Tiempo is goofy fun, I'm only 3 episodes in but so far it seems more light soap opera than high stakes drama, even when they were actually plotting to kill Hitler. Doesn't look so good, ep 2 in particular looks like it was shot at ISO 256000.
― The Pingularity (ledge), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 10:39 (one year ago) link
I watch Money Heist with the subtitles and dub on (I don't know if that is different for everyone) and it's weird how they don't match.
Even with the ridiculousness, I still love it. I want another season.
― Yerac, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 13:51 (one year ago) link
^ just reached the end of season 3 cliffhanger, noooooooo!
― The Pingularity (ledge), Monday, 12 August 2019 10:24 (eleven months ago) link
Marianne, the French horror series, is very silly and enjoyable half way through.
― ShariVari, Sunday, 15 September 2019 09:47 (ten months ago) link
I only watched the first ep and it really was terribly silly. Is it worth continuing? Found it hard to take it seriously tbh.
― Roz, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 16:08 (ten months ago) link
i've started MYTHOMANIAC, abt a small-town french family who are likeable enough (if v neurotic) except they have webbed themselves into a net of mutual lies
― mark s, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 18:27 (seven months ago) link
3rd series of OCCUPIED is up
― Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Friday, 3 January 2020 10:13 (seven months ago) link
for some reason i didn't register FLAVORFUL ORIGINS with this thread last year: second series is now up, 15-min eps, a fabulously filmed and extremely addictive chinese-made guide to regional chinese cuisine and ingredients, with a weirdly written or translated english voice-over, so far set in chaoshan and yunnan provinces
― mark s, Monday, 13 January 2020 18:37 (six months ago) link
I’ve started watching Gogol on Amazon Prime, which is a deeply silly, but entertaining, cross between Sleepy Hollow and Penny Dreadful.
― ShariVari, Sunday, 22 March 2020 21:19 (four months ago) link
The Platform (originally 'El Hoyo' in Spanish) is decent if you like dark, dystopian sci-fi/horror type things. Its social commentary may not be the most original, but it's pretty well executed all round and nicely shot and acted.
Spanish language read probably best for after you watch it: https://www.espinof.com/criticas/hoyo-que-alegoria-social-mordaz-satira-voracidad-humana
― brain (krakow), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 14:13 (four months ago) link
I was wondering about this. I put it on my list to watch but I hadn't heard anything about it. (watching new season of Money Heist.
― Yerac, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 14:16 (four months ago) link
A friend suggested it, with a not for the squeamish proviso (which I'd reiterate), so my partner & I gave it a go last weekend and both enjoyed it. It's not spectacular, but worth its 90 minutes or so, if you're in the mood for that kind of darker thing.
― brain (krakow), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 14:28 (four months ago) link
yeah, i am not squeamish at all. But I don't want to be really disappointed by the ending which is what ends up happening with a lot of things that I have watched recently in that spirit (High-Rise, El Bar).
― Yerac, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 14:45 (four months ago) link
that weird cam-girl horror? thing on netflix.
i watch quite a lot of k drama but i'm always dubious about the translations. is "punk" really the go to insult in korea? lot of "you rascal" and "gosh" as well.
anyway the lead actress in 'My Love From Another Star' is really good at comedic scenes.
― oscar bravo, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 14:53 (four months ago) link
The Platform was pretty fun except for a few short scenes of ultra-violence. Social commentary was both far too on-the-nose and (by the end) confused, it's much more rewarding to just take this things literally, i.e. it's a film about a prison hundreds of storeys high where prisoners can only eat the leftovers from the cells above them - that's it. No other readings required.
― Paperbag raita (ledge), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 15:46 (four months ago) link
Betaal, the new series from the makers of Ghoul / Blumhouse, seems pretty good so far. Fascist Indian police vs the zombie remnants of a imperial British battalion.
― ShariVari, Sunday, 24 May 2020 15:08 (two months ago) link
the first episode of 'It's Okay To Not Be Okay' really blew me away. beautifully shot, ridiculously stylish lead character, much more serious and i guess ambitious than I was expecting and a couple of lovely animated scenes. kinda bummed that i have to wait for new episodes weekly tbh.
― oscar bravo, Saturday, 20 June 2020 20:29 (one month ago) link
okay episode two is good too. got even grittier and just how over the edge the lead female character is is open to even more question. also features the most incredible office chair I've ever seen plus an a + book signing outfit.
― oscar bravo, Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:49 (one month ago) link