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On 6/6/2018 at 9:13 PM, BagBoy said:

Anyone familiar with the show Letterkenny?  Maybe the best show from Canada since Trailer Park Boys.

 

On 6/6/2018 at 9:23 PM, darksabre said:

Loooove Letterkenny. Canadian humour at its best.

 

On 6/7/2018 at 12:58 PM, nfreeman said:

 

Very funny, especially the hockey meatheads. 

 

I'm giving my seal of approval to "The Terror," which just concluded on FX.  It's a 10-part drama (very) loosely based on the true story of 2 British ships that disappeared in the 1850s on an expedition to find the NW Passage.

Thanks for the Letter Kenny Recommendations. It was outstanding 

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Finished Black Summer on Netflix. If you like zombie genre you should watch. Fast paced and lots of action. Now catching up on the final season of Veep on HBO. Still good until the end.

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Just saw Endgame.  It was good, not great, with highs and lows, but I wasn't unhappy about having seen it.

 

Was that Tony Stark hammering his original suit in the dessert at the very end of the credits?  If so, was it symbolic or will it mean that somehow, some way, he will be back?

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Rewatching Haunting of Hill House on Netflix. This show is essential for anyone who enjoys horror and/or family drama series.

It’s also the first time I’ve seen sleep paralysis represented in pop culture in any way, and it’s very well done.

There’s a two-episode span that’s unmatched in any series I’ve ever watched.

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6 hours ago, drnkirishone said:

John Wick 3. if you liked 1 and 2 you will like 3. Personally I thought it was delightful

Glad to hear it lived up to the hype. Personally when they started making it a series I always thought they should have done a prequel about his last job and his wife, but the sequels appear to be/have been good

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Almost at the end of Sneaky Pete season 3. Someone tell me why I haven't heard of Efrat Dor until now. Holy schnikies.

 

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HBO’s Chernobyl.  So many angles to be interested in.  Science, Political Science, Man and Nature, Man and Government, Science and Political Power.

It’s hectic and wildly fast paced.  Initially, I considered criticizing the fast edit storytelling.  It isn't that the pace confuses, but that each quick cut leaves you wanting more from the last.  I made peace with art, concluding that’s probably the intention for this particular story.  Youtube helped me make this accommodation.  I watched a dozen videos that explained and explored.  In short, Chernobyl is a fantastic and unplanned collaboration between HBO/Drama and YouTube/Science.

I was alive.  I knew it was bad.  I had no idea how cataclysmic it nearly was.  The earth almost lost a continent for 100 plus years.

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I am inspired .....  the wonder of authoritarianism.  It could deny danger, refuse help, recognize its clean up technology was useless ...  and simply send men into the silent inferno.  I found parallels to the USSR’s approach to the invading Nazis.  Ten unarmed soldiers against a German machine gun.  Ten men with shovels against a pile of super radioactive fuel, graphite and water..  You need not be particularly good when you’re willing and able to send millions of serfs to their deaths.

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“It's certainly true that Chernobyl, while an accident in the sense that no one intentionally set it off, was also the deliberate product of a culture of cronyism, laziness, and a deep-seated indifference toward the general population. The literature on the subject is pretty unanimous in its opinion that the Soviet system had taken a poorly designed reactor and then staffed it with a group of incompetents. It then proceeded, as the interviews in this book attest, to lie about the disaster in the most criminal way. In the crucial first ten days, when the reactor core was burning and releasing a steady stream of highly radioactive material into the surrounding areas, the authorities repeatedly claimed that the situation was under control. . . In the week after the accident, while refusing to admit to the world that anything really serious had gone wrong, the Soviets poured thousands of men into the breach. . . The machines they brought broke down because of the radiation. The humans wouldn't break down until weeks or months later, at which point they'd die horribly.” 
― Svetlana Alexievich, Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
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8 hours ago, drnkirishone said:

John Wick 3. if you liked 1 and 2 you will like 3. Personally I thought it was delightful

Just watchted it myself yesterday, can't wait for #4.

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The Chernobyl miniseries. I know they advertised a podcast that is suppose to do a deep dive into the story. Expanding where the show had to trim and talking where the show outright didn't talk about things

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On 5/4/2019 at 6:43 PM, carpandean said:

Just saw Endgame.  It was good, not great, with highs and lows, but I wasn't unhappy about having seen it.

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Was that Tony Stark hammering his original suit in the dessert at the very end of the credits?  If so, was it symbolic or will it mean that somehow, some way, he will be back?

I just watched it last nite, just ok

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Finished Love, Death, and Robots on Netflix. Like an animated version of Black Mirror, futuristic and sci-fi, but more explicit. NSFW or kids. Each episode is self contained with its own animation style, and 10-15 minutes long. Most are serious but a couple are funny. My favorite was when yougurt took over the world. Like a Rick & Morty episode. If you like Black Mirror you’ll like it.

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