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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    I still have not seen Justified. I was totally unaware of it when it was airing live. I can get it on Amazon Prime, but they charge extra for it (you have to buy each individual episode) which pisses me off and have not done it. I hope I get the chance to see it before this new sequel comes out.
    The only reason I watched it first run was I heard Patton Oswalt was in it. Turns out he was only in a few episodes, but the show was good enough to stick around.
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    I cannot say enough good things about Justified. I have heard some say it's too violent but that's kind of hard-baked into the DNA of this type of drama. The long plot arcs are really well done, the actors are simply great, and the writers really captured that Elmore Leonard-inspired dialog. The only show of its type where half the YT clips seem to be either really violent scenes or just a few characters talking. Of course, if it is a scene with Boyd Crowder (Walter Goggins) all bets are off on which way the video will go. The series ending was utterly unpredictable and totally satisfying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I cannot say enough good things about Justified. I have heard some say it's too violent but that's kind of hard-baked into the DNA of this type of drama. The long plot arcs are really well done, the actors are simply great, and the writers really captured that Elmore Leonard-inspired dialog. The only show of its type where half the YT clips seem to be either really violent scenes or just a few characters talking. Of course, if it is a scene with Boyd Crowder (Walter Goggins) all bets are off on which way the video will go. The series ending was utterly unpredictable and totally satisfying.
    100% some of the greatest dialogue I've ever heard. The Rayland/Boyd scenes were hypnotizing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick L. View Post
    I watched the first three episodes of Peacemaker. Pretty good.
    On my list. Good to hear your liking it.

    Watch the season finales of Yellowjackets last night and based on how the story played out.... they were banking on a 2nd season. Nothing significant was resolved while new mysteries were introduced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Eric View Post
    On my list. Good to hear your liking it.

    Watch the season finales of Yellowjackets last night and based on how the story played out.... they were banking on a 2nd season. Nothing significant was resolved while new mysteries were introduced.
    I'm having a hard time getting into it but only watch 1.5 episodes. Is it worth exploring further?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I'm having a hard time getting into it but only watch 1.5 episodes. Is it worth exploring further?
    It is a fup chick flick. If you can tolerate some of that it is IMHO a really good show.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I'm having a hard time getting into it but only watch 1.5 episodes. Is it worth exploring further?
    Yes it is. Ep. 1 was weak, but once the plane crashes things pick up.
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    Just watched the first episode of a new netflix series called Archive 81. Very interesting! Even gave me some goosebumps. Anyone watch this?
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    ^^^^ Thanks for the feedback on Yellowjackets. I'll keep on it and see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Three episodes in now and this is very good indeed. Highly recommended to anyone who likes these kinds of shows/stories. Tennant is great but the cinematography and score are top notch as well. It's a good mix of light-heartedness and engaging drama with a few thrills along the way.
    Thanks. I'll have to put that on my watch list.

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    I know, I think [Justified] is also on Hulu which I don't currently have, but keep thinking about getting.
    I can confirm all six seasons are on Hulu. Currently, it's $13/month. If it takes you two months to stream all six seasons, that's still cheaper than spending $35 on the DVDs. The Blu-Rays, btw, are over $100.

    I can also confirm that all six seasons are at the Kalamazoo public library. You're welcome.

    I often take advantage of DVDs & Blu-Rays at the library; saves a ton of money if something's not available to stream or if you don't have a particular subscription. The only downside is that sometimes a disc may be dirty or have a scratch. If it's dirty, it's easy to clean with a microfiber cloth and a little moisture (I'll breathe on it). If it's scratched, you may need a disc repair tool. I still have one from the days of getting DVDs from stores like Blockbuster. But I've only had to use it once or twice.
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    Halfway through Dexter: New Blood now (I skipped over the spoiler comments earlier in the thread) and it's much better than I expected. I still can't stand Deb though, who for my tastes is one of the worst actresses I've ever seen on such a major show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    Thanks. I'll have to put that on my watch list.


    I can confirm all six seasons are on Hulu. Currently, it's $13/month. If it takes you two months to stream all six seasons, that's still cheaper than spending $35 on the DVDs. The Blu-Rays, btw, are over $100.

    I can also confirm that all six seasons are at the Kalamazoo public library. You're welcome.

    I often take advantage of DVDs & Blu-Rays at the library; saves a ton of money if something's not available to stream or if you don't have a particular subscription. The only downside is that sometimes a disc may be dirty or have a scratch. If it's dirty, it's easy to clean with a microfiber cloth and a little moisture (I'll breathe on it). If it's scratched, you may need a disc repair tool. I still have one from the days of getting DVDs from stores like Blockbuster. But I've only had to use it once or twice.
    I never even thought about the Library angle, but thanks for the head up. I am actually a member of the Portage Library (suburb of Kalamazoo where I live), but I will have to check into that.

    Regarding Hulu, that would be cheaper than renting it on Amazon Prime too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Halfway through Dexter: New Blood now (I skipped over the spoiler comments earlier in the thread) and it's much better than I expected. I still can't stand Deb though, who for my tastes is one of the worst actresses I've ever seen on such a major show.
    I kind of get that. She is rather one dimensional. It must have made for an interesting dynamic for the season since the Hall and Carpenter are now divorced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Just watched the first episode of a new netflix series called Archive 81. Very interesting! Even gave me some goosebumps. Anyone watch this?
    O M G!! I watched six episodes since yesterday, glued to the TV. Loving this show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Just watched the first episode of a new netflix series called Archive 81. Very interesting! Even gave me some goosebumps. Anyone watch this?
    Just watched the trailer for this last night. Definitely intrigued.
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    For those who Trek, looks like Paramount Plus is going all in for 2022

    https://gizmodo.com/star-trek-just-s...ule-1848378385
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Eric View Post
    O M G!! I watched six episodes since yesterday, glued to the TV. Loving this show.
    Now 7 episodes. This show is intense!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Eric View Post
    Now 7 episodes. This show is intense!
    My pea brain can only handle an episode a night, but now I can't wait to tackle #4 tomorrow! Lovin' the creepy vibe of this show...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    My pea brain can only handle an episode a night, but now I can't wait to tackle #4 tomorrow! Lovin' the creepy vibe of this show...
    Dude, the Virgil guy is soooo creepy! Hurry and catch up so we can talk about it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    For those who Trek, looks like Paramount Plus is going all in for 2022

    https://gizmodo.com/star-trek-just-s...ule-1848378385
    Just subscribed to Paramount+ a couple weeks ago and have been watching Star Trek Discovery. Almost done with season one and enjoying it for the most part. Hilarious that they have a character named Paul Stamets.
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    We just finished season 2 of Succession on HBO Max. Ready to start season 3 on regular HBO now. I'm absolutely hooked and the theme song is an earworm in my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobM View Post
    We just finished season 2 of Succession on HBO Max. Ready to start season 3 on regular HBO now. I'm absolutely hooked and the theme song is an earworm in my head.
    Prepare for another immensely gripping season. Some of the best acting, writing, and direction I've ever seen in a series. And yes, the entire score by Nicholas Britell is excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmatopia View Post
    Just subscribed to Paramount+ a couple weeks ago and have been watching Star Trek Discovery. Almost done with season one and enjoying it for the most part. Hilarious that they have a character named Paul Stamets.
    I'm a huge fan of the show. You are in for a fantastic ride through seasons 2 and 3.
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    Finished Archive81, how you might ask.... I don't sleep!

    Highly recommended for fans of the following - Blair With Project, Stranger Things, Brand New Cherry Flavor, Yellowjackets, Fringe, and Counterpart
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Eric View Post
    Finished Archive81, how you might ask.... I don't sleep!

    Highly recommended for fans of the following - Blair With Project, Stranger Things, Brand New Cherry Flavor, Yellowjackets, Fringe, and Counterpart
    I watched first 4 episodes thus far. It keeps you intrigued but I found it also disjointed as far as what the focus of the show may be.
    What I mean is that after 4 episodes I am still not sure whether the show focus is paranormal, psychological, cult/ religious or supernatural.

    Anyway as I said it is worthwhile show

    Furthermore, the music used in the show is right from our ballpark.


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