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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #780 on: August 15, 2017, 01:00:28 PM »
I was pretty pleased with the Orphan Black finale, which surprised me since I haven't been too happy with the show in a while. As good of an idea as it sounded, I think the series showed its ass with the trans clone episode, as nothing about it really added up, and the show's issues with its writing only started to become more apparent from there. Although I do think that season 3 was the show's low point and the last 2 seasons have been improvements, I've accepted a while ago that I'm here for the performances as opposed to the story.

But it was somewhat refreshing to see the Neolution stuff resolved in the first third of the finale. Especially since the rest of it spent time with the sisterhood, and giving the core clones satisfying endings. It's a happy ending that doesn't go into Parks and Rec-style wish fulfillment.
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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #781 on: September 15, 2017, 05:15:16 PM »
Oh yeah, and I also got around to watching The Defenders after I finished season 4 of BoJack. It was pretty decent, but I still don't see why this needed to happen. The four heroes work well together, but I feel that things would have worked just as well if each of their series were their own things with sporadic crossovers, especially if it means that The Hand never came into fruition and fucked up the back half of Daredevil S2. Speaking of which, similarly to Iron Fist, I'm still not a fan of Netflix's take on Elektra, and felt that her material was a weak point. But I generally enjoyed the other three hero's stuff, and it was fun to see them all interact with each other. I just wasn't in love.

Right now I'm watching the premiere of The Deuce, David Simon's new show. It's pretty good, way better than The Wire's pilot (still need to see Treme, though). I was just talking to a friend of mine who is very passionate about the history of the porn industry about how its rise in the 70's would make a good show, then we heard about this. I like the concept and how Simon and George Pelecanos develop their characters, so I'm definitely keeping up with it.
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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #782 on: September 15, 2017, 05:17:44 PM »
The main highlight of Defenders was getting to hear Sigourney Weaver say "Tsk tsk tsk... Baka."


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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #783 on: September 15, 2017, 05:23:22 PM »
The first episode of The Deuce was kind of slow for me and didn't really pick up until the last half hour, but it's an interesting enough subject matter that I'll stick with it for at least a few more episodes.

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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #784 on: September 18, 2017, 02:11:56 PM »
David Simon's shows are always slow burns that require a marathon watch over a week by week deal, which was why nobody cared about The Wire until after it ended. So I'll probably wait until the season ends so I can view it all.