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    Aaron Retroband posted a story of a documentary called “Jasper Mall”. Something about it told me to see if it was on Prime, lo and behold. The premise sounded interesting; basically about a dying mall in Jasper, Alabama. Probably one of the most depressing documentaries I’ve ever watched. It’s nothing at all intense. Kinda mundane, actually. But it just feels like you’re watching these random people’s lives fall apart as this mall succumbs to societal emptiness and needlessness of a mall.
     
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    Had a look at the first eps of three shows on Netflix tonight: The Forest of Love: Deep Cut, The Naked Director and Re:Mind. Forcing myself to wait until tomorrow to continue with the first two, undecided if I'm going to bother going forward with the third.
     
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    In & Of Itself

    Really amazing!
     
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    I’m retracting this post ;)

    Two episodes, light entertainment
    Three episodes, Jeff Goldblum’s quirkiness can border on irkiness (made it up, should be a word)
    Four episodes, he isn’t likeable, he is actually quite annoying
    Five, he must have self funded this television road kill
    Six... oh I give up...

    Ultimately, it fails where so many factual programs, hosted by actors, falter: they simply cannot entertain the idea that the subject may be more interesting than they are. Therefore, the actor makes it about themselves and the topic, and any interesting insight, gets sacrificed and abandoned on the alter of their egos.
     
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    Crime Scene: The Vanishing at Cecil Hotel was equal parts mysterious and weird, and sad. I’d known about the infamous elevator video and the woman in it subsequently goin’ missing, but this docuseries illuminated a lot I never paid any mind towards diggin’ into. Whether you’re familiar with the case or not, it’s an interesting four episode watch.
     
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    I'm two episodes into Lambs Of God and really enjoying it. Contained chaos? The three fates vs modernity?

    Again, I think In & Of Itself is a must-watch. A magic show with stories of mindfulness and humanism.

    Film-wise I enjoyed A Prayer Before Dawn recently. It does take patience as it is mostly in Thai and purposely without subs.
     
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    I'm starting to buy into Wanda Vision on Disney+. I'm not a big Marvel person so I think that was one strike against me initially. Plus it didn't seem like there was any context for where it was going the first couple episodes. But it was just strange enough that I kept watching. I've caught up through episode 6 and I'm pretty invested in the series. It's very unique which I can't say about too many things.
     
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    I'm watching Swordfish on HBO Max and I'm laughing my ass off.
     
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    Watching Utopia right now is kinda surreal.
     
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    A couple documentaries I watched over the last few days:

    “Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art”
    Despite my wholehearted detest for the “fine art” world I do find documentaries about them interesting at times, particularly when it highlights a bit of what I consider the pretentiousness and up - the - assness of it. This one revolves around an incredibly elaborate “fine art” forgery scheme of fakes being sold as legitimates for millions. Very, very interesting doc, though majority of the interviewees were deplorable to my ears.

    “Biggie: I Got A Story to Tell”
    This was an amazing watch. Growin’ up so much of the world was limited to TV and magazine interviews of B.I.G. and his stories bein’ told mainly through his music. This doc had a lot of fantastic interviews from people that grew up with him; best friends, people that hustled with him, his mother, his grandmother, local mentors, etc. Very focused on just him as a person and as an artist. Highly recommended.
     
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    My wife and I checked that out a little while ago. We really liked it. Seems like an odd choice to release that show during a pandemic. Haha.
     
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    We dove into season 5 of The Expanse at the beginning of the week. Such a good show.
     
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    So good indeed!
    Currently doing a rerun of the show after I read the books.
    It might be the best sci-fi TV show ever and I cannot understand how this does not get more fanfare. It has been even on the brink of cancellation.
    What's wrong with people?
     
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    It started on Syfy for the first few seasons. Then it got canned, and because Overlord Bezos is such a big fan, Amazon picked it up.
     
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    Just started reading Tiamat's Wrath the other night. I've been enjoying the books for quite a while. Initially I only kinda liked the show because the characters didn't match my mental image of them, but that fell to the side and I've really enjoyed the show ever since s2.
     

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