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Haha, I forgot I still had a few episodes left of that. It's not very good.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 19 September 2019 02:25 (eight months ago) link

xps Finished Undone and thought it was excellent. It's only eight 22 minute episodes so not a huge commitment and well worth tracking down

groovypanda, Thursday, 19 September 2019 08:35 (eight months ago) link

it's cool to see/hear Odenkirk insomething again given the interminable delay before the next Better Call Saul season

akm, Thursday, 19 September 2019 14:32 (eight months ago) link

Agreed, but he’s stayed busy - was in Long Shot, is in the Alexander / Karazewski Dolemite biopic that’s out in two weeks, and though I haven’t seen it & probably never will, is on the US remake of No Activity.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:04 (eight months ago) link

Undone from BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg debuts today and looks great

― groovypanda, Friday, September 13, 2019 12:43 AM (five days ago) bookmarkflaglink

i unsubscribed from amazon bc fuck em (no judgment) but i desperately need people to tell me if this show is good

― american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:03 PM (four days ago) bookmarkflaglink

i have only watched one episode and its v good and also it takes place in my city and thats kinda cool 4 me

i'm not a garbageman i am garbage, man. let me handle my garbage, damn (m bison), Monday, 23 September 2019 00:40 (eight months ago) link

I watched Serenity last night to see if it was really as bad and batshit as the reviews I read said it was and it was actually worse if you can imagine. In a just world it would end the careers of everyone involved.

akm, Monday, 23 September 2019 00:42 (eight months ago) link

Saw the Death doc. Was pretty generic, but a good overview of death metal's origins and evolution.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 23 September 2019 00:42 (eight months ago) link

xpost I heard the How Did This Get Made ep, and ... woof.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 23 September 2019 00:43 (eight months ago) link

I’m kind of enjoying Swamp Thing - though the ‘baddie’ is boring.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Friday, 4 October 2019 21:20 (seven months ago) link

(And the baddie is one of those old people who look like a young person in ‘old’ makeup)

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Friday, 4 October 2019 21:22 (seven months ago) link

Goliath s3 is out, I guess? Will check it out

mh, Friday, 4 October 2019 21:59 (seven months ago) link

Hope it doesn't go off the rails like season 2 did.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 5 October 2019 00:22 (seven months ago) link

Goliath is easily the worst show I enjoy

Simon H., Saturday, 5 October 2019 00:26 (seven months ago) link

...and yet the s3 premiere is so dumb already I might have to jump ship right here and now

Simon H., Saturday, 5 October 2019 03:10 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, that was baaaaad.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 5 October 2019 10:10 (seven months ago) link

I'm so in the tank for that show, i can't imagine not seeing this

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 5 October 2019 10:52 (seven months ago) link

I'm not quite sure what they're trying to go for vibe-wise, but we've got some Blue Velvet homage scenes, magical attack crows, and weird appropriative shamanic trances facilitated by drugs. Also, a water crisis exacerbated by almond farmers for the A-plot

mh, Saturday, 5 October 2019 16:29 (seven months ago) link

I'm not quite sure these episodes are written as much as generated by a plot generation program that was fed a handful of other scripts

mh, Saturday, 5 October 2019 16:30 (seven months ago) link

I want to support it cause Billy Bob is one of the few remaining genuine Hollywood eccentrics, and Nina Arianda is awesome, but my God I couldn't even finish that episode

Simon H., Saturday, 5 October 2019 16:33 (seven months ago) link

still glad I watched it and hate that it didn’t get renewed but the drop off in quality between the first and second season of Patriot is kind of a bummer

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Saturday, 5 October 2019 16:37 (seven months ago) link

I'm enjoying S3 of Goliath more than I thought I would, but I'm only halfway through, so they still have a chance to mess it up. The episode-long flashback (E4) is...not funny-funny, but uncomfortable-funny.

WmC, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 20:42 (seven months ago) link

Oh nice, they've added Claire Denis' High Life.

Galangal Baker (WmC), Thursday, 17 October 2019 21:52 (seven months ago) link

I've been watching educational videos lately, making up for gaps in my college education. I watched this great series on Amazon, "Physics of Light" which had stuff like this Asian dude shooting off guns and stuff. Really good physical illustrations of scientific concepts. Struck a chord with me as I've been spending too much time spying on 4Chan types with their stupid sterotypes of Asians.

I Guess Old Notre Dame Won't Win After All (I M Losted), Thursday, 17 October 2019 23:56 (seven months ago) link

just finished undone...the metaphysical stuff was hit or miss for me, but as a family dramedy, it really worked. rosa salazar is excellent and the rest of the cast was really charming and believable.

thicc elizabeth (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 14:28 (seven months ago) link

Modern Love is kind of cute if you like rom coms and relationship shit, but the music on it is fucking godawful, and episode with John Slattery and Tina Fey is horrible.

akm, Saturday, 26 October 2019 16:45 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I was just reading an AVClub feature Jimmi Simpson couldn't stop talking about The Patriot (which he's on?).

9. Who is the most underrated person in your industry right now?

JS: Underrated is a little too specific. I would say underexposed is Steven Conrad. He’s a writer-director-creator. He’s been writing for years and years very successfully—Pursuit Of Happyness was him—a bunch of cool movies. He did Walter Mitty. But he started creating television recently, and he created a show for Amazon called Patriot, which I’d literally never heard of until I read the script for Perpetual Grace, which is his show that I’m on now. So I read the script for Perpetual Grace—was floored. One of the best scripts I’ve ever read. And I couldn’t wait to meet the man, the men: Bruce Terris and Steve Conrad both wrote Perpetual Grace. They said to watch Patriot first. I’m like, “The Mel Gibson movie?” And then I find out, no, it’s a series on Amazon.

And I watch it, and I’m just floored. It’s visionary. Not just the writing, the execution. It’s like your favorite directors of all time, like Kubrick, and Paul Thomas Anderson, and Michel Gondry, who have these innate abilities to communicate their style so completely, but somehow it feels effortless. You don’t feel like you’re being pushed to just absorb something. It feels like you’re watching a piece of art. And it connects to each person differently.

And so you can’t ask a critic about him who’s not over the moon about Steve Conrad, calling him the next phase in television creators. But, in general, most folks—the public—don’t know about him as much as they should. Luckily, I’ve become very close friends with him, and creative partners to a degree, and so I’m going to keep doing whatever I can to keep showing people how amazing Steven Conrad is. He’s more amazing than I’ll ever be, so just being next to a genius like that is good for me. And I feel lucky. And I think other people should feel as lucky as I do, just by getting to see his stuff.

― Josh in Chicago, Monday, August 12, 2019 10:42 PM (three months ago) bookmarkflaglink

Perpetual Grace LTD is the most outright fun I've had watching a tv show in forever. Brilliant, twisted stuff. I'm halfway and it's such a joy to watch.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 17 November 2019 11:25 (six months ago) link

yeesh this is an add'l subscription it looks like? To something called Epix?

can't keep up w/ all these services

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 17 November 2019 14:32 (six months ago) link

i got a free month sub to prime video and wow this interface is a mess. why do they think i want to watch addams family 1991 and alf?

wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 17 November 2019 17:22 (six months ago) link

I honestly don't think Netflix's is any better. There's so much stuff on both I'll never discover because they keep recommending the same old shit over and over.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Sunday, 17 November 2019 17:24 (six months ago) link

I suppose it improves over time? With Netflix it's been a while since I got The Office pushed on me.

wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 17 November 2019 17:29 (six months ago) link

I wonder if interfaces are different, because netflix is so much better to me. Search works, and I can see a list of all films available to browse. Amazon is just weird, and if I try to find something specific they'll have a shitty documentary on the same subject instead.

Frederik B, Sunday, 17 November 2019 18:20 (six months ago) link

The best system I've found for Amazon (which I think I've shared before) is to use the store to navigate and put things you want to see on your (video) wishlist which is easy to find. Also the 'you might also like' algorithms work much better that way.

So, your CV says you're a (checks notes) DJ and stand-up comedian (aldo), Sunday, 17 November 2019 19:03 (six months ago) link

otm about amazon prime video being a huge mess in design. I don't miss it at all.

Yerac, Sunday, 17 November 2019 19:09 (six months ago) link

I find that's the same with Netflix. It's much easier to navigate & find things on a web browser than it is on your actual tv xp

groovypanda, Monday, 18 November 2019 09:12 (six months ago) link

yeesh this is an add'l subscription it looks like? To something called Epix?

can't keep up w/ all these services

― Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:32 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Sorry, had no idea. The series currently being broadcast on public Belgian tv, didn't know they were hiding behind a monstrous construct.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 18 November 2019 10:39 (six months ago) link

How could you know, how can anybody keep track?

they offer a free trial but it's just a week long, I'm pretty good at watching tv but not that good

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 18 November 2019 13:18 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...


DJI, Thursday, 5 December 2019 23:25 (five months ago) link

I don't know when it happened, but Banshee seasons 3 and 4 are now free on Prime. I watched seasons 1 and 2 a long time ago and was unwilling to pay to see the rest, but now I know what I'll be watching the rest of this month.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 6 December 2019 01:38 (five months ago) link

Best show

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Friday, 6 December 2019 02:26 (five months ago) link

i've ben talking a little about Goliath on the 10 best tv shows thread but man is it great.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 6 December 2019 09:12 (five months ago) link

Whit Stillman's pilot for The Cosmopolitans has disappeared from Prime. It was never issued on physical media, meaning it no longer exists anywhere except on the hard drives of those who managed to rip it. This makes me sad.

Alba, Friday, 6 December 2019 14:26 (five months ago) link

this is the case for 98% of all tv ever made tbf

insecurity bear (sic), Friday, 6 December 2019 19:14 (five months ago) link

hes redoing it or something - https://www.vulture.com/2019/12/whit-stillman-the-cosmopolitans.html

johnny crunch, Friday, 6 December 2019 19:55 (five months ago) link

got the months free deal when i ordered xmas crap last week.
i have fucking loved the OTT insanity of "American Gods" season 1 this week.
so, yeah, anything else i should dive into while i have the option ?

mark e, Friday, 6 December 2019 20:01 (five months ago) link


Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 6 December 2019 20:06 (five months ago) link

man in the high castle
marvellous mrs maisel
red oaks

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 December 2019 20:08 (five months ago) link

Fleabag is made by and on the BBC, forks!

Don’t know how much it applies in the UK mark, but the film library in the US is pretty remarkable - recent indie & arthouse, classics, 80s, b-movies & grindhouse.

(be warned that S2 of American Gods is made by different ppl and nobody likes it)

insecurity bear (sic), Friday, 6 December 2019 20:22 (five months ago) link

didn't know Mark e was britisher; in US as I'm sure you know, fleabag is amazon only

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 6 December 2019 20:29 (five months ago) link

New season of The Expanse next Friday

Too Old To Die Young
Halt & Catch Fire
Lodge 49

groovypanda, Friday, 6 December 2019 20:58 (five months ago) link

Undone is good, though be warned that it's about processing grief and trauma from the loss of a family member; but if you like the ostentatious style of American Gods, Undone's use of rotoscoping (animating over the filmed actors) enables it to depict the lead's emotional state in visually dazzling, emotionally-affecting magic realism-ish ways

maybe fun to watch with the boys: Amazon made two series of the superhero comedy / not-quite-parody The Tick, of which you don't need to know anything about previous TV or comics iterations to watch from scratch. (The showrunner is the cartoonist who wrote and drew the original run of comics, though, if you do happen to know of it.)

insecurity bear (sic), Friday, 6 December 2019 21:10 (five months ago) link

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