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I can't stop thinking about that scene, I mean... I MEAN... this is EXACTLY the kind of stuff that I ADORE... and then "Congratulations, Mr. President"

me:

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Oh btw, I tried to watch the Stranger Things pilot episode last night but didn't care much for it. Not my thing. Too many kids, and I don't like kids, sorry. :P

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3 minutes ago, Mr.Picard said:

I can't stop thinking about that scene, I mean... I MEAN... this is EXACTLY the kind of stuff that I ADORE... and then "Congratulations, Mr. President"

me:

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Oh btw, I tried to watch the Stranger Things pilot episode last night but didn't care much for it. Not my thing. Too many kids, and I don't like kids, sorry. :P

It took me a couple episodes to warm up to as well, but if it’s not your thing I get it. 

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1 minute ago, Sehlat Vie said:

It took me a couple episodes to warm up to as well, but if it’s not your thing I get it. 

It's just such... utterly generic horror somehow. And the kids don't help much either, if it at least had adults dealing with things, but it's a bunch of kids and... ugh, kids. I'll see if I can watch some of the second episode but so far I'm leaning towards "nah thanks".

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11 hours ago, Mr.Picard said:

It's just such... utterly generic horror somehow. And the kids don't help much either, if it at least had adults dealing with things, but it's a bunch of kids and... ugh, kids. I'll see if I can watch some of the second episode but so far I'm leaning towards "nah thanks".

It’s an homage of an ‘80s horror movie; think of it as the long lost offspring of Steven Spielberg and Stephen King.  But yeah, if you don’t like it?  You don’t like it.  

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2 hours ago, Sehlat Vie said:

It’s an homage of an ‘80s horror movie; think of it as the long lost offspring of Steven Spielberg and Stephen King.  But yeah, if you don’t like it?  You don’t like it.  

I haven’t seen that many 80s horror movies, I guess that’s why the show’s supposed charm is so lost on me. :laugh: But I did take your advice and watched another episode and I guess the show is okay after all. Still not exactly my thing though, and there are still too many kids and teenagers, lol.

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I’ve just seen “Stranger Things” S2.1 (“MadMax”) and 2.2 (“Trick or Treat Freaks!”).

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The show returned this week, and was perfectly timed for Halloween.  It hasn’t missed a beat, either.  It’s just as good as last year. :thumbup:

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The Deuce - David Simon, with his collaborator George Pelecanos from The Wire, creates another in-depth portrait of a time and a place in this superb recreation of the Times Square porn industry in the early 70s. Sounds unsavory? It is unflinching, and absolutely astonishing storytelling. 

Stranger Things 2. Stranger Things 1 was good, but Stranger Things 2 was phenomenal

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6 hours ago, Robin Bland said:

The Deuce - David Simon, with his collaborator George Pelecanos from The Wire, creates another in-depth portrait of a time and a place in this superb recreation of the Times Square porn industry in the early 70s. Sounds unsavory? It is unflinching, and absolutely astonishing storytelling. 

Stranger Things 2. Stranger Things 1 was good, but Stranger Things 2 was phenomenal

I binge-watched ST2 during the Halloween season (literally carrying my iPad all over the house as I got things ready for Halloween) and I agree; the focus and overall storytelling was much tighter in S2, and the characters are all thoroughly broken in.  Even new characters, such as Max and Paul Reiser's shady scientist, fit right in.   It was good last year, but it was great this year. 

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3 hours ago, Sehlat Vie said:

I binge-watched ST2 during the Halloween season (literally carrying my iPad all over the house as I got things ready for Halloween) and I agree; the focus and overall storytelling was much tighter in S2, and the characters are all thoroughly broken in.  Even new characters, such as Max and Paul Reiser's shady scientist, fit right in.   It was good last year, but it was great this year. 

Should we have a thread for this? 

 

(We do - moving over there...) 

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Watched all of Stranger Things 2 this past week. Loved it, almost all of it...a great little show with lovely characters. 

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Binge watched GoT, so we've already started on the 5th season. At this rate, we're done before December starts, never mind Christmas...

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A surprisingly good episode of Supergirl S3, “Midvale.”   
A flashback episode that sees a teenaged Supergirl and her adoptive human sister Alex solving the murder of a classmate.   
Aside from the flashbacks, it was nice to see the characters (both younger and older versions) take a much-needed break from the giant CGI/rubber alien menaces-of-the-week that have typified the show since S2. 

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7 hours ago, GustavoLeao said:

Iam watching a few episodes of the 1972 spy series SEARCH (aka PROBE) starring Hugh OBrien as secret agent Hugh Lockwood. Groovy.

 

Lockwood was also in the groovy ‘70s space series, “Earth II” (not related to the same-named Roddenberry pilot):

 

The man has a thing for space odysseys... :giggle:

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There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans, that they may have been the architects of the Great Pyramids, or the lost civilizations of Lemuria or Atlantis. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive—somewhere beyond the heavens!
 
I think I gonna buy this DVD set for this X-Mas. I mean, it was a tough year, one of the worsts years for Brazil economy and politics, so I think I deserve those 1978 episodes again because it has been years since I saw the original BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. so watch the trailer at
 
 

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Doctor Who, "Twice in a Lifetime" (2017).

Worth the wait!  Largely a sentimental, fan-service heavy journey but I loved every second of it.  Hey, it's Christmas after all, right? :P 

Minor spoiler:

 

I loved how Christmas was channeled into the story in a far less flashy and more sincere way.  The use of the 'miracle' of 1914's Joyeux Noel, during WW1 was a nice illustration of Christmas without any of the artifice or commerce. 

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1 hour ago, Sehlat Vie said:

Doctor Who, "Twice in a Lifetime" (2017).

Worth the wait!  Largely a sentimental, fan-service heavy journey but I loved every second of it.  Hey, it's Christmas after all, right? :P 

Minor spoiler:

 

I loved how Christmas was channeled into the story in a far less flashy and more sincere way.  The use of the 'miracle' of 1914's Joyeux Noel, during WW1 was a nice illustration of Christmas without any of the artifice or commerce. 

I quite liked all of that as well.  Though the title was "Twice Upon the Time." 

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4 hours ago, kenman said:

I quite liked all of that as well.  Though the title was "Twice Upon the Time." 

My bad... I was thinking of a similarly titled movie. 

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DW Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time. IMDb

Great stuff and I loved the understated references to Christmas. I'm really looking forward to next season as well.

 

Vikings, S1E1. Great start.

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Watched all of Red Dwarf XII, I'm happy this show has returned in such fine form these days. Glad to hear they are currently working on a XIII as well! They seem to have just figured out what tone the show works best at, and keep it feeling fresh and remind you of the good old days. 

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I was just awake late this night and then watched a few episodes of Lynda Carter's WONDER WOMAN TV Series second season. I love Gal Gadot in the more "warrior" version of the character but in the 1970s Lynda Carter ruled television 40 years ago on CBS.Yay !
 
Here's the intro with the great theme song -
 
Gus

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16 hours ago, GustavoLeao said:
I was just awake late this night and then watched a few episodes of Lynda Carter's WONDER WOMAN TV Series second season. I love Gal Gadot in the more "warrior" version of the character but in the 1970s Lynda Carter ruled television 40 years ago on CBS.Yay !
 
Here's the intro with the great theme song -
 
Gus

 

Hot damn, she’s beautiful. :inlove:

 

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