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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #195 on: April 01, 2017, 12:35:32 PM »
The latest round of Amazon pilots all suck...except for Oasis.

So Earth is a wreck in the near future and a bunch of wealthy people are setting up a colony on a new planet, which is a barren wasteland with an atmosphere. The colony has just been established and a crew of indentured servant-style workers (they're working off prison sentences) are up there getting it ready.

The founder of the colony calls for his old buddy, a priest, to come to the colony because this brave new world needs God.

When the priest arrives, he finds his buddy missing and discovers that his identity and purpose have been hidden from the other colonists. Mystery ensues.

It's a little bit like that other colony show that failed a while back...can't remember the name. With a touch of Alien 3 and Dune. And maybe a little bit of planet-side Firefly. And The Expanse. And, you know, everything else. But it also has a very old-school sci-fi feel. It's like something you'd read in the 60s or 70s. And it's well acted.

You get the tiny teaser at the 1:06 mark:


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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #196 on: December 27, 2017, 01:57:04 PM »
So I watched Bright...and I enjoyed it! Quite a bit, actually. I mean, it's stupid. This isn't a major movie that'll change your life. It's good, dumb fun. It's entertaining, the world building is well balanced and interesting, it hits the right comedy notes, it hits the right action notes, everyone's acting is up to par.

Basically, it's Alien Nation meets Prophecy set a few thousand years after the Lord of the Rings trilogy. And it sort of works. I sort of wish it was a series.

So, again, it's just dumb fun. But the hatred being heaped on it is astounding. This isn't a bad movie. And the critical claim that it feels like it was "Written by algorithms"? Jeez... I think we have to go back to the 30's to find a movie that wasn't written by algorithms.

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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #197 on: December 27, 2017, 03:47:52 PM »
I'm just going to start replying to every post with "The Internet has ruined everything."

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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #198 on: October 24, 2018, 12:09:04 PM »
Haunting of Hill House is insanely complicated and weirdly good... Worth the effort of binging.

Also, RC, you and Mrs. RC need to get The Curious Creations of Karen McConnell in you stat.

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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #199 on: February 05, 2019, 11:04:28 AM »
Russian Doll was very, very good. It's basically Lost (and the theory of Constants) by way of the Langoliers and Groundhog Day.

Nothing short of brilliant, but you don't quite realize that until the credits roll on the final episode.

It's also short, thank god. And nicely open and shut. So no commitment. It's basically just a four hour movie.

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« Reply #200 on: February 05, 2019, 05:56:13 PM »
On my list!!

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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #201 on: May 30, 2019, 05:36:40 PM »
Confession: The Dark Crystal is fine... I guess. I don't exactly remember the story all that much, so what does hat say?

Also, how many streaming services do I have to sign up for now. If only there was a way to get all these services in a bundle... like, you know, a cable package.


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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #202 on: May 31, 2019, 10:50:12 AM »
Dark Crystal was amazing and shouldn't be fucked with. Though...I kind of like this idea.

Since Amazon and Netflix control about 90% of the streaming market, those are the only two you really need. Hulu you can watch without a subscription and it looks like CBS is going to give in and let Amazon stream them.

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« Reply #203 on: July 01, 2019, 02:12:23 PM »
I'm the last person in America finally watching 'The Terror,' but man is it good. Perfect speculative historical fiction because there's just enough bad bones history to build a story foundation, but the writers can come to any conclusion they want.

The older I get, the more weird historical horror like The Terror and The VVitch become my bag.

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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #204 on: July 31, 2019, 12:50:19 PM »
Every thread should just be a Netflix thread now, right?

Anyway... Deniro, Pacino, JOE FUCKING PESCI, Keitel, and Scorcese. Somebody from Netflix just come to my house and fuck my wife already.

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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #205 on: August 06, 2019, 01:04:46 PM »
Careful what you ask for...

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« Reply #206 on: August 06, 2019, 06:06:29 PM »
Careful what you ask for...

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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #207 on: December 04, 2019, 08:59:47 AM »
I cannot get enough of The Toys That Made Us and, now, The Movies That Made Us!

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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #208 on: December 04, 2019, 11:48:21 AM »
I cannot get enough of The Toys That Made Us and, now, The Movies That Made Us!

We did the TMNT and My Little Pony episode last night. Nacho, you told me it was uplifting but the broken friendship of Eastman and Laird got me weepy at the end. Their reunion was so bittersweet.

This show is amazingly edited. The quick cuts to random reactions as various interviewees are talking about each other is comedy gold. Super well produced.

Is the Power Rangers episode worth it? It kind of feels like homework to me.
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Re: TV 2.0 (Netflix vs. Amazon vs The Old Gods)
« Reply #209 on: December 04, 2019, 12:54:06 PM »
I found the reunion uplifting!

They do the same editing style with movies That Made Us and it's great. I love them trying to get everyone to say "motherfucker" in the Die Hard one.

I skipped Power Rangers too. It wasn't a toy that made me!