Discussion in 'Whatever' started by Joe Bunny, Nov 8, 2010.
If you ain’t first, yer last.
Now that the first season of For All Mankind has ended I can't think of a single reason to keep my Apple TV subscription. :/
Has anyone finished The Witcher on Netflix?
Would welcome hearing other people’s opinions. Without giving away anything, I found the first couple of episodes pretty lacklustre but it gradually (albeit slowly) up to the final (E of season one it got better.
I thought the season was amazing! Mr. Superman himself makes a great Geralt. While I would have liked to have seen way more monsters this season I understood they had to build up the characters and lore of the lands for ppl that don't read the books or play the games. So with season 2 they should be able to establish more action a little easier.
As someone who isn't familiar with The Witcher, I found the first episode to be dull as fuck. And it had the production value of a mid-90s action-of-the-week show (take your pick).
Mandalorian had a similar feel to it (in terms of action-of-the-week), but it felt extremely well done and polished. Perhaps it can simply be chalked up to me being familiar with the characters, but I don't think that's really the case. I went into Mandalorian full of hope and expectations, which usually (for me) leads to disappointment. And I went into The Witcher with none, which usually (for me) leads to being pleasantly surprised.
I suspect that The Witcher is better received by people who are familiar with it. That's cool. But I think that if you need to already know the story in order to enjoy it, that's just more evidence that it wasn't well done. Now of course I wrote all of that having only watched one episode. I'll be surprised if I go back for another.
You need to watch the whole thing first before judging it or your no better than the critic's that gave the whole series a bad review after watching one episode. I'm not familiar with it but I watched the whole thing first. and that's not a jab at you.
Mandalorian was good but I felt the budget was on the same as the Witchers. Also Star wars has lots of already established lore to pull from as well as EU so it's got a greater advantage on that aspect.
I am not familiar with The Witcher books, nor have I played the game extensively.
I’d agree that little happens in the first few episodes, I also found the time line continuity poorly handled (one episode in particular threw me right off) but I accepted that it was their attempt at building the back story. For me, it was the writing and explanation of narrative that lets it down initially. As @NT suggested, I think that stems from not knowing them characters or universe they inhabit. I felt similar with the first few episodes of GoT but they tempered that action.
As per my first post, and @Headhunter suggested, I do think it is a show that gets better through the season and is fairly judged as a whole; the main issue with this being that many will just write it off based on the first few episodes and it will struggle for traction as a result.
You , season 2... not as good as the first. Seemed predictable to me. Still fun. I do enjoy the narcissistic narrating as the show is unfolding
I finished "The Toys that Made Us" and started into "The Movies that Made Us." I enjoy the series, but now that @badteethcomics mentioned it, I started to notice some annoying things they did in editing. There are some B-roll shots or interview quotes that are repeated half a dozen times (or more) in a single episode. It's also strange to see who they did or didn't score interviews with, and what length of interview they apparently received from them. I know it's more about the technical side, but it's weird to see an episode about Home Alone that doesn't feature Macaulay Culkin.
Yeah, I get that. Just saying that it's not a strong start, and that the truth probably lies between the critics and the fans - the way fans are talking about it you'd think it's the best thing to ever be filmed.
Just watched this last night. Well worth the 40 minutes.
That production assistant fucking saved Juan’s life. You can tell how much he knows it when he gets all teary-eyed talking about how he randomly decided to let him through.
It is but it's not without its flaws. Same thing with the Mandalorian.
i haven’t read the reviews but people who think it is the best thing ever must have the bar set VERY low.
Thanks for the heads up on this one. I liked it enough to recommend it to my nephew, who's a hardcore gamer, and he absolutely loved it.
I got some 'cool uncle' points out of that one. I've also received cool uncle recognition in the past for collecting Japanese toys and having a large Manga collection.
Anyway, its an enjoyable show and I'm looking forward to the English translated Manga being published, in late February.
That new Dracula show on Netflix is turds.
I want to like it so much but, I fuxkin hate it. it cannibalizes the stories into these weird episodes filled with shmarm and pretentiousness.
Just started Fleabag, absolutely hilarious!
Fleabag is awesome!
Just started The Expanse season 4.
Best Science Fiction series ever maybe!?
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is great. I was never a fan of the Melissa Joan Hart 90’s sitcom, but this new Netflix iteration is an ultra campy take on the series with grandiose themes of satanic witchcraft, black magic, occultism, etc. It’s heavily one of those “so bad it’s good” type shows for me where there’s a healthy mixture of decent writing, bad acting and some good acting, but a lot of great set design, costume and makeup, and some cool effects. Somethin’ I initially started watching out of boredom ended up with me heavily invested in characters and storyline outcomes. Just finished season three last night with the missus.
Highly recommend Japanese/London based Netflix thriller, Giri Haji. Brilliant and balanced storytelling that keeps you on the edge of your seat without feeling too melodramatic.
Some really nice use of cinematography devices for flashbacks, etc as well.
In the middle of Giri Haji myself. Highly recommended indeed.
Before that I was watching Succession. Found it fascinating. It’s probably a little too close from the news to be totally enjoyable.
I saw Patterson
And liked it
If you didn't care for it
But it was just the balm
Now streaming on Shudder "Dogs Don't Wear Pants"
It's one of my favorite films from last year but I can't really describe it much without spoiling. I'll just say it's about a man grieving after a tragic personal loss, and for many years he still feels numb and unable to connect with people. Meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.
Shudder describes it as "an erotic pitch black comedy set in the world of BDSM."
Gonna have 2 check this out, just finally broke down and paid for Shudder (it’s not rly expensive but we pay for like a hundred friggin streaming services)
Time, weather and mood finally aligned so I've begun mainlining The Expanse. I was a bit worried that it might collapse under the weight of the applied tropes that gird it, but the full of series 1 has me relaxed and engaged. On to Mars!
Sidelined with I Am Not Okay With This in the wee hours of what will soon be yesterday, and my theory was correct: Yes, Sofia Bryant's charms can carry an otherwise adequate but entertaining serial. You could do worse with your two hours and twenty minutes, and I'm certain that the lot of us have.
Having read the books, I was a bit underwhelmed by season 1, but I've enjoyed it more and more as the show has gone on. Part - maybe most - was adjusting to the cast, as they didn't fit my mental image very well. But Shohreh kills as Avasarala!
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