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    Love, Death & Robots! for a lazy sunday .
     
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    So an Ultraman series coming April 1st? I'm not sure what to think about the style but worth giving it a shot.


    Love Death and Robots is very much worth the watch. Lots of eye candy, some great short films, a few meh(but still visually interesting). Makes me wonder why a lot of animation today looks the same, and why there isn't more animation made for adults(in the US).
     
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    Which ones did you find great, David?
    Wanna check it out, but don't wanna waste my time...
     
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    I'd watch them all. When I first heard about this, I was skeptical that they would feel cohesive as a set. They all work together well, even though styles are varied widely and a few weren't interesting to me. There are 18 shorts. But they're all under 20 minutes. Some are as short as 7 minutes. If you find yourself uninterested by the first few, the series is most likely not for you.
     
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    Thanks! I dove in last night... didn't realize some were so very short... no big commitment. Watched "Sonnie's Edge" and "Three Robots". The former was some overwrought bullshit, the latter was fun, cute and didn't overstay its welcome. Will def. check out more of the series.
     
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    Three Robots, Beyond the Aquila Rift, Zima Blue, and Blind Spot were my favorites.

    Saw something about Netflix not giving everyone the same order of episodes? Didn't apply to me, because yarrr.
     
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    8 episodes in and I'm really enjoying this.. surprised this hasn't been brought up here already!

     
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    I heard it was coming but didn't realise it was anime. Thought it was going to be love action. I just added it so I'll start watching it on Monday/Tuesday. Looking forward to it. So far, most of the anime Netflix has released has been pretty decent at the very least.
     
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    Perv!
     
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    Hope you enjoy it @gatchabert - I'm not a big fan of the 'cel-shaded' overlay on 3D animation but I really didn't mind it in this case. Sometimes the animation felt a bit jerky/stuttered like the frame rate dropped or there was a problem with processing the final footage (maybe @animator has some experience with what might have happened there) - but one big advantage of this being animated is that no matter how wild or imaginative the action is, it all feels real within the world on the screen. No need to be distracted by shitty green screen effects etc.

    I think I'm going to watch it all the way through again pretty soon - there were some really interesting moments in each episode, some nice call-backs to the original series, and some pretty brutal action in parts. Looking forward to a 2nd season if they decide to make one.
     
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    Ultraman was pretty good. I'm going to watch the later episodes again cause I was working on something while watching and got distracted a couple of times. I didn't mind the cell shaded animation. After a while, I didn't really notice it. So far, Netflix has been doing really well with these new anime (Devilman, Godzilla, etc). Good thing we got more bandwidth. My brother and I can stream and play online with no problems .
     
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    Dark Summer is straight up FANTASTIC!

    If you can live with the super fast zombies/infected thing and go a few episodes deep it is a damn good show. It's what The Walking Dead should have been. Built on realistic dialog and relationships but totally brutal at the same time. It's about how to survive when the world goes to shit, not about your feelings and emotions. None of that nothing happens for whole episodes or even seasons bullshit. Great and horrible things happen constantly in this show. I loved it and normally I can't stand the idea of fast zombies at all.
     
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    chambers is shaping up to be an interesting show. We were grabbed by the first couple episodes. I've also recently started the second season of the protector, a series set and developed in Turkey. It's okay. I'd give it a C+, it's cool to see Istanbul and how good looking turkish people are.
     
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    Black Summer had some good moments and some that made no sense at all. The survivor group seemed interesting, but they never really dug into their respective backgrounds. Based on the first seasons alone, Walking Dead did it better by far.
     
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    I'm two into Black Summer, and enjoying it. Also really liked Gervais' new jawn After Life. Only six episodes, watched it in two sittings. Lots of former GOT actors too, including Walder Frey and Black Walder Rivers.
     
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    Really looking forward to checking out Wandering Earth. I don't know much about it (and don't want to!). I read the Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy, but I'm not really a fan of novellas so I'm excited to see a Chinese blockbuster adaptation of Cixin Liu's short story.
     
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    I had many a good laff with I Think You Should Leave.
    Not all the sketches are great, but the ones that hit are hilarious.
    (Will fucking Forte, always the MVP.)
     
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    I could not agree more.
     
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    Just finished 6 episodes of Kingdom, a Korean periodic zombie series on Netflix.
    So lusciously photographed (imho). Among other things, I am fascinated by their head gear stylings.. see-thru, with or without feathers and the like..
     
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    @KaosHead really enjoyed it as well. The costumes and set design are top notch. Itching for the next season!!
     
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    Sooooo, the NF Rilakuma show is kinda trippy.
    Also, Neon Genesis just came to NF.
     
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    Anyone else watching the new Catch 22 mini series? I've read the book a few times and always considered it a favourite. Of course, its impossible to capture Heller's incredible writing on the small screen exactly but so far they are doing a really good job of it. I've watched four of the six and i'm loving every minute.

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    I don't have Hulu, but absolutely love the book. Debated getting it for a month just to watch. I was curious about the adaptation, both for capturing all the nuances but also modernizing it for a new audience. That 2nd one is tough because the book still speaks volumes of relevance in today's society but might be lost in the time period translation. I feel like George Clooney was a smart choice to really make the sarcasm and cynicism shine.
     
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    Yeah, I've read the book multiple times but not for quite a few years. The mini series so far is condensed or 'abridged' quite heavily and they've changed things around a bit, but most of the main characters are there and it feels like they've captured the tone and feel of it pretty well. Or as well as a TV show aimed at a mass audience can. The casting is great, the music is well chosen and all the bombing runs are handled with style but quite straight forward and not too showy. It's also retained plenty of the humour from the book, which was important for me.
    I think they've done well, considering what a monster the book is. I'm sure it won't satisfy hardcore Heller purists, but it's not aimed at them, it's a funny and assured take on a very singular novel and shouldn't be scrutinised to death in that way.
     
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