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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    You guys are gonna convince me to watch this.
    One of the best things on TV right now.

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    Agreed

    Started the new season of Stranger Things and Umbrella Academy last night.
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    ^ Let me know how Umbrella Academy is. I remember being not too enamored of the last season.

    BTW, Ian, have you checked out Warrior Nun? If you like shows like UA and The Boys, you'd like WN, too. In fact, I liked it better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Two episodes in on new The Boys season and holy crap it gloriously just doesn't give a fuck
    I'm all caught up! "Gloriously just doesn't give a fuck," is the probably best description of this show I've ever read.
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    The Boys is like, the shit, an' shit.

    Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    ^ Let me know how Umbrella Academy is. I remember being not too enamored of the last season.

    BTW, Ian, have you checked out Warrior Nun? If you like shows like UA and The Boys, you'd like WN, too. In fact, I liked it better.
    Yes we loved Warrior Nun, reminded me of Buffy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick L. View Post
    The Boys is like, the shit, an' shit.

    Awesome.
    Today's episode, "Herogasm" already has a 9.8 rating on imdb! Ding dong dildo dance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    I'm four episodes in and really enjoying it. I'm so impressed with the actors playing Pacino and Brando, they've done their homework. Not so wild about the guy playing Sinatra though. As a huge Godfather fan, this is right up my alley, and I'm so glad they didn't mess it up!
    I'm on episode 8 now, this is truly a binge-worthy show, and I'm totally going to be in the mood for a Godfather I & II blu-ray re-watch.

    One thing I've noticed in this TV series though that I don't care for is the use of modern slang or phrases like 'It is what it is', 'You got this', and 'Props to that'. I'm fairly sure none of those were common in the early 1970s, but I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    One thing I've noticed in this TV series though that I don't care for is the use of modern slang or phrases like 'It is what it is', 'You got this', and 'Props to that'. I'm fairly sure none of those were common in the early 1970s, but I could be wrong.
    Apparently, the first use of "it is what it is" was in 1949. That didn't entirely surprise me; it sounds like a mid-20th century New York-ism or maybe something Yogi Berra might have said.

    Phrases are often recycled. The first time I heard "he's old school" was on MTV in the early '90s, I think. A few years later, I saw it in a movie, too: No Highway in the Sky, released in 1951 and starring Jimmy Stewart.

    But I'm with you. I really dislike anachronisms and I'd wager the other two phrases are.
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    Dexter: New Blood getting a feebie with Showtime on Sling TV. It's been sort of fun revisiting the new series with Dexter. I never read the novels, but somewhat interested in them. I watched the series up to around Season 4 and then heard the series ended badly so never got caught up, but they have that as well, so I might see if I can watch those too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie View Post
    I'm all caught up! "Gloriously just doesn't give a fuck," is the probably best description of this show I've ever read.
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    Can we finally talk about the dildo fight scene and the unfettered genius of this show??? Herogasm! Insane. A-Train road-rashing what's him name to death. If this show doesn't win ALL the Emmys I'll be pissed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Eric View Post

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    Can we finally talk about the dildo fight scene and the unfettered genius of this show??? Herogasm! Insane. A-Train road-rashing what's him name to death. If this show doesn't win ALL the Emmys I'll be pissed.
    It sounds like it's a lock.

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    Anyone else watch the first episode of Season 4 of Westworld?
    "And this is the chorus.....or perhaps it's a bridge...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by wideopenears View Post
    Anyone else watch the first episode of Season 4 of Westworld?
    I did. I love that show as crazy as it has gotten. I think they're off to a good start and the slight jump ahead was a good reset point.
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    I've finally gotten around to watching Glow and 5 episodes in rather enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wideopenears View Post
    Anyone else watch the first episode of Season 4 of Westworld?
    Yep. I'm in as well. Hopefully they've fixed their mistakes from season 3 (although I am slightly worried that this season is also only 8 episodes), but I"m along for the ride regardless. Pretty good start, very interested to see how all that connects.
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    I watched the first episode of Westworld, season 4, and had no friggin' idea what was going on. I then watched the last episode of season 3 to see if I could glean the continuity between seasons and was similarly flummoxed. It's like a complete reboot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarplyrjvb View Post
    I watched the first episode of Westworld, season 4, and had no friggin' idea what was going on. I then watched the last episode of season 3 to see if I could glean the continuity between seasons and was similarly flummoxed. It's like a complete reboot.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    Yep. I'm in as well. Hopefully they've fixed their mistakes from season 3 (although I am slightly worried that this season is also only 8 episodes), but I"m along for the ride regardless. Pretty good start, very interested to see how all that connects.
    I've learned to always watch the Behind the Scenes feature at the end of the episode. It helps a bit with story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarplyrjvb View Post
    I watched the first episode of Westworld, season 4, and had no friggin' idea what was going on. I then watched the last episode of season 3 to see if I could glean the continuity between seasons and was similarly flummoxed. It's like a complete reboot.
    well......my project has been to rewatch the whole shebang from beginning, and I am glad I did, though I am only haf way through S1 thus far......The opening of Season 4 Episode 1--she waking up, lying on the bed--is the first of many Deja Vu scenes....I have hopes for this season. Season three, IMO, went off the Rez a bit...but it did set up some back story, maybe, tying all this together.....or so I hope.
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    Finished The Ipcress File which was a decent Cold War spy thriller. Now binging The Responder, a gritty and gripping police drama with Martin Freeman (who pulls off a convincing Scouse accent) as a cop who is on his last nerve on the streets of Liverpool. Very tense and absorbing. Nogbad, I'm thinking you'd be down for this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Eric View Post
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    Can we finally talk about the dildo fight scene
    Just watched this last night I'm slowly catchin' up. This show is completely insane! Homelander is completely unhinged now and it's so damn fun...no idea where it's heading...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Eric View Post
    ****Spoilers*****
    ***Spoiler Alert*** This morning I discovered the milk in my fridge had gone bad.
    "Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?"--Dalai Lama

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    ***Spoiler Alert*** This morning I discovered the milk in my fridge had gone bad.
    You know the old adage. "When life hands you spoiled milk, make cottage cheese."

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    You know the old adage. "When life hands you spoiled milk, make cottage cheese."
    …or kefir

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    Anyone watching Shining Girls on Apple TV? It's a mind-bender.

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