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    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. :/
     
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    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 (E8) of season one it got better.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    It is but it's not without its flaws. Same thing with the Mandalorian.
     
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    i haven’t read the reviews but people who think it is the best thing ever must have the bar set VERY low.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Just started Fleabag, absolutely hilarious!
     
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    Fleabag is awesome!

    Just started The Expanse season 4.
    Best Science Fiction series ever maybe!?
     

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