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    Anyone seen Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney? I'm really interested in this. Is it at least as good as The Mandalorian or The Book of Boba Fett?

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    I understand Amazon is ready to launch an overhaul of their interface for Prime. We'll see how it works in about a month.
    I hope they don't fuck it up. Theirs is one of the better ones, imo.
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    I enjoyed Obi Wan Kenobi.
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    ^ I did not. The writing I found quite lacking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    I enjoyed Obi Wan Kenobi.
    Thanks Ian.

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    ^ I did not. The writing I found quite lacking.
    And how did you feel about The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett?
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    Watched Clickbait on Netflix. I thought it was great... until the last episode, which I found unbelievable (ymmv). Up until then I was hooked. I thought it was kinda similar to a true crime docuseries. The acting from the leads was pretty stellar; and, no, I didn't find the sister annoying. But, man, that last episode. Oy vey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    ^ I did not. The writing I found quite lacking.
    I'm not sure the Star Wars franchise was ever known for its writing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    Thanks Ian.


    And how did you feel about The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett?
    The Mandalorian is great. Boba Fett was fine, basically unnecessary and uneven, but enjoyable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    I'm not sure the Star Wars franchise was ever known for its writing
    That's not an excuse, really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    That's not an excuse, really.
    No, but it should lower expectations
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    Anyone watching The Bear yet? It's a restaurant-centered drama about a James Beard-winning chef who returns to Chicago to run his recently-deceased brothers' run-down place. The restaurant scenes seem pretty authentic to me (and my wife, who has far more experience in that world than I), and halfway through the season there's plenty of character development and some sub-plots - enough to keep my interest. Well acted and pretty fast-paced, without seeming jumpy or forced. Episodes are on the short side, so it's very binge-able. An FX production we're streaming through Hulu.
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    No, but it should lower expectations
    The "prequel trilogy" lowered my expectations of anything SW related, permanently, enough so that I actually quite enjoyed the "sequel trilogy".
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    As Harrison Ford said once to George Lucas, "George! You can type this shit, but you sure can't say it! Move your mouth when you're typing!" I'll always watch a Star Wars product but after the prequels my bar of expectations is really low. Star Trek, on the other hand, I expect more of and generally get it. Strange New Worlds is the new pinnacle, it filled me with joy.

    There's a ridiculous amount of genre TV coming out in the next weeks: Resident Alien, Rings of Power, Sandman, Andor, House of the Dragon, She-Hulk. The wife and I will be doing a serious amount of binging (though she probably won't watch the Star Wars or Marvel entries). And I still have to catch up on Westworld.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Star Trek, on the other hand, I expect more of and generally get it. Strange New Worlds is the new pinnacle, it filled me with joy.
    It's pretty good, but Pike's presence takes me out of the moment. He reminds me of my boss but with slightly more over-the-top hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturgeon's Lawyer View Post
    The "prequel trilogy" lowered my expectations of anything SW related, permanently, enough so that I actually quite enjoyed the "sequel trilogy".
    I'm of the same mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmatopia View Post
    It's pretty good, but Pike's presence takes me out of the moment. He reminds me of my boss but with slightly more over-the-top hair.
    I thought season 1 of SNW was a bit of a mixed bag; some good episides, some not so good but overall positive. Much better then Discovery and Picard.

    However, Season 3 of the Orville is the best 'trek' in a very long time! I love (most of) it!

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    I think I'll get Hulu next month for The Orville, Murders in the Building, and the return of Archer

    https://gizmodo.com/the-orville-hulu...wal-1849360451
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I think I'll get Hulu next month for The Orville, Murders in the Building, and the return of Archer

    https://gizmodo.com/the-orville-hulu...wal-1849360451

    I'd have to check to be sure but I'm not sure you can watch the first two seasons on Hulu. My coworker started watching it and it sounded like he watched Season One, Episode 1 and then he went right into Season 3. Just something to check...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    No, but it should lower expectations
    It's not an expectations issue. While I enjoy star wars, I'm by no means a superfan of it, so I went into it without that baggage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmatopia View Post
    I'd have to check to be sure but I'm not sure you can watch the first two seasons on Hulu.
    I just checked and you can.

    Sounds to me like your coworker's situation was a classic case of operator error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    I just checked and you can.

    Sounds to me like your coworker's situation was a classic case of operator error.
    Yep, probably. But I've had some streaming services try to skip up to the latest season when I was still slogging through the earlier ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmatopia View Post
    Yep, probably. But I've had some streaming services try to skip up to the latest season when I was still slogging through the earlier ones.
    I've never had that problem. Sounds to me like another case of operator error.

    Seriously, with some streaming apps, I wouldn't be surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    Watched Clickbait on Netflix. I thought it was great... until the last episode, which I found unbelievable (ymmv). Up until then I was hooked. I thought it was kinda similar to a true crime docuseries. The acting from the leads was pretty stellar; and, no, I didn't find the sister annoying. But, man, that last episode. Oy vey.
    Agree, it was ok, but the ending was way too over the top.

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    Is anyone still with Westworld? I thought it was becoming my {b]The Walking Dead[/b], convoluted and confusing story, losing it's focus, too many people switching to too many sides.... but then Blammo! The last two episodes have tied it all back into a nice, clear package, that brings the story full circle in the most awesome of ways.
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    We're a few episodes behind on Westworld due to be away in England for 4 weeks. We're up to episode 3. Enjoying it so far but it is confusing.

    Watched the first episode of Sandman today, looks like a winner.
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    Did anyone else notice the cameo in this week's The Orville?

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