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05-04-2020, 15:47   #3451
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I've been plowing through The Expanse. Nearly done season 2 and I am beginning to think it might be up there with some of the best tv I have ever watched. Would highly recommend it to anyone who likes sci-fi
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05-04-2020, 15:50   #3452
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Watched American Crime Story - The Assassination of Gianni Versace- very well made and really enjoyed it. Macabre but entertaining, all acting etc very good and got binged after 2 episodes. Well worth a look.
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07-04-2020, 23:16   #3453
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I'm up as far as episode 5 of Tiger King, and far more intrigued by it than I ever would like to admit.

Halfway through the first Guardians of the Galaxy tonight. Dave Bautista is a barrel of laughs. Tremendous soundtrack too.
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Got a recommendation for Sunderland Till I Die, and it's a phenomenal documentary. I've had a stick up my butt about English football cause of the money involved, but jesus seeing those fans, I know how it feels.
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05-05-2020, 01:31   #3455
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I've caught up with the rest of the MCU movies, and now have to move on.

My friends started a Classic Film Club to keep us entertained, and our last two movies were The Godfather and The Godfather: Part 2. I've definitely seen both before, but this time around I actually paid attention. They're both worth the hype. Pacino, Brando and De Niro play their parts to perfection, but Robert Duvall's role as consigliere Tom Hagen struck me the most. If you have 6 hours to spare any time soon, watch these.

Last night I watched Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl for the first time since it was in the cinema back in 2003. It's actually class. Depp is amazing. Kiera Knightly is awesome. You have to love Orlando Bloom. Geoffrey Rush gives layers to the villain Barbossa. And the supporting cast are all picked to perfection.
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13-05-2020, 03:37   #3456
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24-05-2020, 21:47   #3457
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Any fans of Normal People in here?
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25-05-2020, 23:07   #3458
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Any fans of Normal People in here?
I've been watching it week by week and am pretty invested. Read the book last year and was a bit underwhelmed but eating up the show.

Other than that, I finished the US Office today, having never seen it before, and am coming up to the end of season 1 of The Wire. Getting through a lot of "I'll watch that someday" tv.
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I'm the same as Jackobyte, I liked the book but it didn't blow me away. Somehow the show has rounded the characters out a bit more and I'm totally hooked. In the book I found Marianne annoying towards the end, even though I knew she came from a terrible situation. But with the show, I feel like her whole situation is portrayed in a more understandable way?

One thing that I find, that practically gives me PTSD, is the portrayal of Conall's friends in school. That rings so true for me, and I'm guessing most people, it actually makes my stomach twist even thinking of it.

I'm so glad I'm not a teenager anymore.
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05-06-2020, 00:20   #3460
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Finished Normal People tonight.

I felt like I could relate to Connell a lot in certain ways (I remember feeling like an outsider in college, going through spells of depression and anxiety, had relationships where I felt profoundly deeply for others but never communicated properly with them, and still had a talent for English when it came to writing) but luckily I always had friends who I could trust.

The series felt more cinematic than most TV (in a similar style to Fleabag) with wonderful use of colours, close-ups and silence. I rarely thought any of the characters were purely one-dimensional (maybe Jamie) and you could imagine their side stories would have been just as fascinating as the Marianne/Connell arc.

I hope it will be recognised as a show that helped to normalise so many topics that people find difficult to talk about. It reminded me a lot of the early days of this forum. There was honesty and frankness of just how normal and ubiquitous sex, anxiety, loneliness, depression, consent, bullying, et cetera are in our lives, whether directly or indirectly.

After that I watched "Have A Good Trip: Adventures In Psychedelics" on Netflix. It's not quite a documentary, not quite a comedy, but a rather entertaining blend of both. Some fascinating insights into the experiences (good and bad) of many different entertainers, with some of their hallucinogen anecdotes recreated in short animations. Absolute pro-drug propaganda, but worth watching anyway.
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I thought Normal People was amazing. I read the book too and really liked it at the time but was definitely more affected by the show. I think it would have done a lot for me as a teenager if a show like that was around back then.

I've gone back a few times to watch the therapy scene as well as the final scene of the series; two of the most powerful moments for me that I've ever seen on a screen.
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09-06-2020, 22:47   #3462
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Based on some of my recent viewings (Have A Nice Trip, Midnight Cowboy) the latest "recommended" film for me on Netflix was the crazy classic Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas.

I don't think I've ever appreciated how good Benicio Del Toro is in this film before, even though I must have seen it 6 or 7 times already!
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I still haven't watched any of the Anime on Netflix. :'(

I watched season 3 of Rick and Morty again (because they'll be showing season 4 very soon) and started going through Big Mouth again (because it's amazing) and also watched the first few episodes of Disenchanted (which of course is reminiscent of the Simpsons and Futurama, but hasn't yet hooked me as much as either of its predecessors).

I also got through documentaries about Marsha P. Johnson and Nina Simone, the themes of which both proved to be extremely topical over recent weeks.
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