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Post by Myesyats Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:30 pm

The P stands for Panzerfaust, quite obviously.

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Post by El Gunner Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:45 pm

So i tried out Banshee could only last 3 episodes. Too over the top unnecessary machoness and violence, and cringeworthy acting. Feels like a parody of all the good rebel action detective shows that came out at that time like Justified.

Moved on to Top of the Lake, could only last 4 episodes. Too slow and depressing, every character feels like they're carrying generations of trauma on their shoulder.

But The Leftovers saved me today. Knocked 3 episodes off the board in a row just like that, which is so unlike me to binge. Gotta love Damon Lindelof, mans said fuck all the Lost finale haters and went full Wachowskis with this one. Intrigued to see how it all progresses and ends.
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Post by McLewis Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:58 pm

You're in for quite the ride with The Leftovers. That's a hell of a show.
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Post by El Gunner Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:16 pm

so far i find the nihilist cult cringe and annoying though
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Post by El Gunner Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:47 pm

have to say though i'm impressed i'm 5 episodes in and i still haven't seen a pair of tits bounce on top a penis since it's an HBO show
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Post by McLewis Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:17 pm

Yeah it's not really one of those shows that throws around gratuitous sex honestly, very much unlike other HBO shows of that time.

As for the cult arc....yeah that one is polarizing. You either find it fascinating or grating. I was in the latter camp though I will watch Ann Dowd in just about anything. She was great in that 1st season.

Also....season 1's opening theme is superb. One of my favorites of any show I've watched. Introduced me to Max Richter's work.
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Post by Freeza Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:25 pm

Might start my Leftovers rewatch. Still think it's the best series ever made. Even loved every bit of the first season, even though Lindelof has admitted to a lot blame on that afaik.

Need to finish Lost, but can't seem to find the time. Three episodes into season 5 now.
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Post by El Gunner Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:37 am

yea also just learned yesterday that Max Richter is the man behind all those epic somber classical compositions that play in a bunch of movies and youtube videos lol

i love November and On the Nature of Daylight
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Post by RealGunner Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:31 pm

@Freeza wrote:Might start my Leftovers rewatch. Still think it's the best series ever made. Even loved every bit of the first season, even though Lindelof has admitted to a lot blame on that afaik.

Need to finish Lost, but can't seem to find the time. Three episodes into season 5 now.

Enjoy the ride man.
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Post by El Gunner Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:36 pm

2 episodes into season 2, for a second there i thought the show was going to be an anthology Laughing still a bit uprooted after the last few episodes, hope things settle soon. The end of season 1 was okay i guess... no resolutions, basically everything is still up in the air... i've noticed though as the series has progressed there's a tendency for it to take a few illogical leaps and storyline progressions, and it sometimes feels like cop outs and deus ex machinas, but i guess i'll let it pass for now and reserve that opinion since the series isn't over yet. Just hope it remains in the realm of Wachowski-esque and doesn't boil over into FX's Legion series Laughing

Oh and season 2 gave me a new character to find annoying right off the bat in John Murphy (Kevin Carroll) after i found Patti (Ann Dowd) to be annoying in season 1. Laughing

I'm still binging though, so that's a good sign overall
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Post by Hapless_Hans Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:54 pm

@El Gunner wrote:so far i find the nihilist cult cringe and annoying though
It's a cringe show, far too pretentious and far too dumb for the level of pretentiousness


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Post by Hapless_Hans Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:54 pm

@RealGunner wrote:
@Freeza wrote:Might start my Leftovers rewatch. Still think it's the best series ever made. Even loved every bit of the first season, even though Lindelof has admitted to a lot blame on that afaik.

Need to finish Lost, but can't seem to find the time. Three episodes into season 5 now.

Enjoy the ride man.


You're bad
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Post by Hapless_Hans Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:55 pm

@El Gunner wrote:yea also just learned yesterday that Max Richter is the man behind all those epic somber classical compositions that play in a bunch of movies and youtube videos lol

i love November and On the Nature of Daylight


I hate Max Richter with a passion

horrible composer

Iris DeMent on the other hand is just lovely
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Post by Firenze Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:18 pm

Banshee was some GOAT shit until the last, pathetic, budget in tatters season

elGunner smh, missing out on perhaps the best action choregraphy in TV (hear the creators newer show that I havent watched is insane on that front too, Warrior? I think)
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Post by CBarca Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:14 am

@Hapless_Hans wrote:
@El Gunner wrote:yea also just learned yesterday that Max Richter is the man behind all those epic somber classical compositions that play in a bunch of movies and youtube videos lol

i love November and On the Nature of Daylight


I hate Max Richter with a passion

horrible composer

Iris DeMent on the other hand is just lovely


Idk much about Richter but On the Nature of Daylight is fantastic, and was a massive part of Arrival (my fav film of the 2010's)
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Post by Pedram Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:05 am

@Hapless_Hans wrote:
@El Gunner wrote:so far i find the nihilist cult cringe and annoying though
It's a cringe show, far too pretentious and far too dumb for the level of pretentiousness

Glad i'm not the only one who finds the show too pretentious and also super boring.

I literally fell asleep watching the first few episodes, so much meaningless grief Rolling Eyes
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Post by Hapless_Hans Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:51 am

@Hapless_Hans wrote:Just watching The Undoing (HBO)

horrible, really really bad. Embarrassingly bad, really


Probably one of the worst things I've seen. Horrendous. Laughing
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Post by Robespierre Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:59 am

Oh sh*t

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Post by El Gunner Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:18 pm

hope all is well
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Post by M99 Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:01 pm

Lads get on Mare of Easttown (unless you are bothered by a female lead). Murder mystery miniseries starring Kate Winslet. Finished it and thought it was pretty good.
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Post by Hapless_Hans Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:07 pm

@M99 wrote:Lads get on Mare of Easttown (unless you are bothered by a female lead). Murder mystery miniseries starring Kate Winslet. Finished it and thought it was pretty good.
 @Lucifer and me talked about it briefly here https://goallegacy.forumotion.com/t42554p150-the-tv-series-thread-part-5#2057560

Yeah, it was pretty good but a few weeks later I have to say it has somewhat faded in memory
As Lucy said, Kate Winslet indeed is a powerhouse in it though
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Post by El Gunner Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:22 pm

why would anyone be bothered by a female lead Laughing

have to say though these females in Leftovers are cringe af lmao.. Meg's arc from ultimate baby softie to hardcore supervillian antagonist with minimal screentime to justify such a change is incredible Laughing the series is falling apart for me heading into the S2 finale unfortunately, it's all over the place and like Hans and Pedram said it's pretentious more than anything else, and lacking in well thought out execution to compensate for that pretentiousness. I'll finish S3 though since i've committed to it at this point
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Post by Hapless_Hans Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:03 am

Nicole Kidman's performance in the Undoing might be the single worst instance of acting I have ever seen, I struggle to think of anything that comes close to being so ridiculously, appalingly bad.
I honestly have no fucking idea how something like this is even possible, how a director would let this happen, or even, one has to imagine, encourage it.
I'm watching this incredulously, mouth open in a half grimace, not sure whether to laugh or remain stoic, how something so bad could be made with such earnestness and with so much expense.
Baffflingly, astonishingly, goulishly terrible acting, what an absolute trainwreck of a character, it's like a train the size of a planet crashed.

Susanne Bier lmao, what a truly horrible piece of directing this is.

Amazing. Hard to believe this exists.
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Post by BarrileteCosmico Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:34 am

@El Gunner wrote:So i tried out Banshee could only last 3 episodes. Too over the top unnecessary machoness and violence, and cringeworthy acting. Feels like a parody of all the good rebel action detective shows that came out at that time like Justified.

Moved on to Top of the Lake, could only last 4 episodes. Too slow and depressing, every character feels like they're carrying generations of trauma on their shoulder.

But The Leftovers saved me today. Knocked 3 episodes off the board in a row just like that, which is so unlike me to binge. Gotta love Damon Lindelof, mans said fuck all the Lost finale haters and went full Wachowskis with this one. Intrigued to see how it all progresses and ends.


How depressing must Top of the Lake be that you found the leftovers a breeze of fresh air? The Leftovers is one of the bleakest things I've ever watched
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Post by El Gunner Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:31 am

it's more the sci-fi, suspense and mystery elements that kept/keeps me hooked on Leftovers. Even the grief is becoming a meme in Leftovers in S2. Top of the Lake is a social realism series.
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Post by Hapless_Hans Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:35 am

@El Gunner wrote: Top of the Lake is a social realism series.


Not just, if you keep at it. Season 2 is infused with some relentless farce
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