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Rambler

@jump Ha! It's more of a abstruse allusion really.
Raw is still on my list to watch. The Greasy Strangler might be up next.

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jump

@Rambler You need to watch Raw, it's a ruddy fantastic flick. Whenever someone asks me for horror movies suggestions I say the same five names of Raw, It Follows, Oculus, Shaun Of The Dead and The Evil Dead films to them.

The Greasy Strangler is on my ever growing list too, it was on All 4 but then it left so now I'm just waiting for it to be added again to see it.

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Fizza

I just started All Of Us Are Dead on Netflix, watching the first episode in full.

Man what a creepy opening. The way the bodies move, with their bones cracking individually, the choking on their own blood and the no-holds-barred way they pounce and feast on others, it's absolutely vile in the best way possible. The whole videoing and s-word plot was just harrowing on a very human level (the last bit of humanity in some ways before you know what happens) and honestly extremely depressing, especially in how Eujin-su tries to coax her back from the ledge, that bit is so heartbreaking even for only the first episode.

I was also a pretty big fan of how the characters were built up prior to the infection spreading. There is absolutely going to be a love triangle between On-jo, Su-hyeok and Gyeong-su and I am incredibly intrigued as to where it's headed, especially when they've built up their personalities the way they have.

Overall, the first half hour was very uncomfortable (as it should be but still) but I started getting into the groove more in the latter half. Very excited to see where this goes. I'll hopefully be watching one episode a day for the next while to try and get through the first season relatively quickly so I'll keep posting my thoughts after each episode I see (I'll probably watch two in a row if the story ends on a cliffhanger though so look out for that). Once again, I'm excited and please don't spoil anything down below if you don't mind, thanks!

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RR529

Finished up Moon Knight last night.

It had it's moments (and I thought episode 5 in particular was interesting), but overall I think it's the weakest Disney+ exclusive yet (between the Marvel & Star Wars stuff). The blackout segments were fun at first (and I really did like the car chase scene early on in the series), but I wasn't a fan as they went on (especially since they used one to skip over how he got the upper hand in the final fight, even though I knew what twist they were foreshadowing), other times it was so dark I could barely see what was going on (especially during the episode in the tomb), and I was really disappointed that after how relatively little we saw him suit up (and with how personal the conflict between Khonsu & Ammit is) that the final fight wasn't a one on one (multiple personalities notwithstanding), and that they insisted on introducing another hero last second to take part (by all means introduce them, but maybe wait until season 2). I don't really mind the "Are you an Egyptian Superhero!?" bit, other than the fact that it wasn't directed at the titular Egyptian themed superhero. Also, entities that regular people can't see (outside of outright ghosts) are a bit of a pet peeve of mine for whatever reason, so I didn't care for the bits with the invisible Jackals (or whatever they're supposed to be).

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Kermit1

@RR529 I watched the show in the dark (lighting wise) and I still couldn't really see.

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RR529

Goku: Midnight Eye - Two episode OVA series that follows a private investigator named Goku (not THAT Goku) as he takes on criminals outside the reach of the law in the cyberpunk dystopia of Tokyo... in 2014. Aiding him in his quest are a cybernetic eye that gives him control of every computer system on the planet, and an extendable staff that shoots lasers.

It doesn't have much of an overarching narrative (each episode is largely standalone, and how he got the eye/staff is a mystery even to the protag), but it's worth checking out if a gritty sci-fi anime with gratuitous violence/nudity that wears it's Blade Runner/Mad Max inspirations on it's sleeve floats your boat (just be aware that it's still in SD). Free on Tubi.

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WoomyNNYes

For US region, wednesday evening two PBS NOVA shows back to back regarding the recent dinosaur leg discovery - preserved with amazing detail. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

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I'm currently watching the Three Mile Island mini-series on Netflix......really cool to see a lot of that archived footage from the time that was not so accessible before......but some of the dramatization elements in the re-created scenes are irritating (Chernobyl definitely had some of these moments too) and so are the dramatic interviews with residents.

But I think it accurately highlighted what a PR nightmare it was......that was worse than the actual accident.

Still recommend a watch.

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Fizza

The latest episode of Inside No. 9 just finished and god it got weird.
Literally this.
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WoomyNNYes

I watched season 1(six episodes) of The Pentaverate on netflix. Created by Mike Myers, it seems very inspired by The Guild of Calamitous Intent, the villainous organization from The Venture Bros. I thought it was a decent watch. Mind you, I was also kind of desperate for something new to watch. If you liked The Venture Bros or Mike Myers, you may like it. It's not without it's flaws, but I'd recommend it.

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Kermit1

I've been re-watching Dinosaurs on Disney+, it's still great, but now I can't get I"M THE BABY GOTTA LOVE ME out of my head again... Season 4 episode 13 is still my Favourite episode...

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RR529

Watched the first three episodes of Lupin III Part 3 on Pluto TV over the weekend (I had actually watched all the other episodes on Funimation earlier this year, but they didn't have those first 3 for whatever reason).

Doesn't change my opinion of the show, but it's nice to have finished it for completionist reasons.

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Fizza

Inside No 9 tonight was fantastic. Was completely led astray based on previous episodes and the twist is genuinely something you will not see coming yet makes total sense when it does happen. Anyone in the UK should definitely give it a watch on iPlayer.

I wonder how I would react to seeing my future self talk to me and never even realising until they outright told me. Hopefully my future self would've lived to the point where time travel would be something they could use? I'd be satisfied in that case at least.

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Fizza

I'm in absolute disarray right now.

CBBC was my childhood. Some had Nickelodeon, others had Cartoon Network, this, along with CITV, was MY childhood. So many days I'd rush home from school, eagerly anticipating a new episode of Horrible Histories or Dick and Dom and every Friday getting immeasurably excited for Sam & Mark's Friday Night Wind Up. I hope they reverse their decision like they did with the red button on BBC1 but if not? Thanks for everything CBBC; you shaped who I am today.

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RR529

Finished up season 1 of the Man in the High Castle last night.

Really interesting alternate history drama overall, though it looks like they may be going a bit more fantastical with it than I had imagined going in, with a character seemingly travelling to the "real world" from their reality in the last moments of the final episode. Though I guess it's not that surprising given the existence of the tapes. Looking forward to see where it goes.

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Kermit1

Just watched Obi-Wan Kenobi
I really enjoyed it and young Leia was a nice surprise, and Sister 3 killing The Grand Inquisitor is making me hope for Jason Isaacs "the real one". Seeing Obi-Wan doing stuff on Tatooine was cool. I think Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon has a very good chance of popping up.

one of my favourite moments is when Obi-Wan is twirling is moustache
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Pizzamorg

I enjoyed the first two episodes of Obi-Wan overall, but I dunno, something about them just felt off to me. It just all felt kinda... cheap, maybe? I dunno how to explain it.

The Inquisitors looked like Doctor Who villains with none of the menace they had in animated or drawn forms, complete with silly voices and all.

All the locations looked like studio sets rather than real locations and this wasn't helped by some pretty ugly greenscreens in there.

And I dunno, sequences like the Third Sister using Force assisted parkour was probably cool in concept, but in execution I was just like... what even is this. I wanted to go 'Oh *****' whenever the Inquisitors were on screen, in the same way you do whenever Vader is on screen. Like just compare the Vader entrance way back in New Hope and just the energy, intensity and immediacy versus these three clowns in bad cosplay.

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jump

@Fizza you can blame Nadine Dorries for that.

On one hand she’s doesn’t seem to understand what her post as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is and seems to be attacking anything that isn’t pro-Bojo like with taking Channel 4 private but on the other hand we definitely need her to stay as no one else provides as many entertaining cringy and stupid moments in government like her recent tik tok rap…

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RR529

As with the other Disney+ shows, I'll probably wait until Obi Wan is complete (or has like one episode left) before I start watching it.

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RR529

Finished up City Hunter (well, the 51 episode first season anyways). Excellent.

80's anime series that follows Ryo Saeba, the "City Hunter" (essentially a gun for hire who takes on jobs the law either can't or won't). While there are plenty of episodes that play it pretty straight (and a handful are dead serious), there are a good amount that find him in more humorous situations as well (and there trends to be some humor in the more straight laced episodes too). Granted, most of the humor centers around Ryo being an unrepentant womanizer (although he's often foiled by his assistant Kaori, who often bashes him with a giant mallet in such situations, even if his only crime is making her jealous).

Really the only thing in a similar headspace that I can think of are the older Lupin III series (like those, it doesn't have much of an overarching narrative, rather each episode tends to be it's own adventure), though I'm actually certain I prefer this (despite growing up with Lupin III Part 2 on Adult Swim). While it does have it's share of gags, it doesn't seem to get AS zany as Lupin can (both in terms of situation & character design), with some surprisingly good attention to detail when it comes to vehicles & firearms which is cool.

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