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What TV Series Are You Streaming Lately?

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Season 2 is as boring. Season 3, almost unbelievably, still shit.

The cinematography is good, and the location is gorgeous, so there's that.
 

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I'm really enjoying Tiger King on Netflix.

Carole Baskin totally did it! She reminds me so much of my psychopath sister it's uncanny. Very creepy.
Cmon now....she is no more guilty than OJ is.
 

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On Youtube, Making the Band 3, season 1 & 2 where Puffy makes Danity Kane.
I find myself watching more and more YouTube content, and very little old school commercial tv. There are some great tropical sailing channels on YouTube now. People have gotten MUCH better at film making. Capt Kika is hot.
 

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I find myself watching more and more YouTube content, and very little old school commercial tv. There are some great tropical sailing channels on YouTube now. People have gotten MUCH better at film making. Capt Kika is hot.
She could trim my jib ifyaknowhatimean


 

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The plot against America is very good. Based on the great book by Philip Roth.
 

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Ozark is rote and boring as shit.

1 star, at most.
While maybe a bit underwhelming, I think it’s suitable for quarantine. It’s got some nice qualities, and the first two seasons went down very easy.

It was also faintly suffused in despair — half of which I attributed to the wife’s absence at the time (this was a safe, *You can’t get mad at me for watching* show). But the other half is probably the show’s fault. It was a good chance for Bateman to play against type, and he does it well. The problem for me was that unlike Breaking Bad, he wasn’t a fundamentally good guy to begin with; he just seemed like a fairly blank, moral tabula rasa who values money and little else. They should have at least given him more compassion for the people he’s forced to rope into his situation. Instead, he just kind of remains blankly ruthless without any sort of arc.

I gotta disagree about the acting, though. Laura Linney is always solid. The kid actors are surprisingly good. His blond girl protege is fantastic, and I probably kept watching because her storyline is so well done. You can at least somewhat chalk up her circumstances to poverty, and if everything centered on her family, rather than a yuppie beholden to MEXICANS!, I think it’d work.

I’m not sure where they’re taking it, but Ihey need to decide pretty fast.
 

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I stumbled across Motherland: Fort Salem this week on Hulu. Well, technically it's on something called Freeform, but for practical purposes, it's on Hulu. Anyway, it's a cliched, teen type show, but set in an alternate history where the Salem witch trials involved real witches able to do real magic. And instead of getting burned at the stake, they cut a deal with the government to do all the military work. It's an interesting premise, and the show creators clearly did a lot of work figuring out the world building, but unfortunately, they didn't spend as much time on the actual storylines, which so far, focuses on three young witch recruits going through basic training. I think there's a potentially good show in there somewhere, but I'm not sure if they'll ever find it. Nonetheless, it goes down pretty painlessly, if you're inclined towards sci fi/fantasy type programming.
 

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Tiger king is so prurient i really want to be over with it. I know i know i can just stop watching it but it's the depth of the depravity and everything else that it's like I've been scarred already.
 

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While maybe a bit underwhelming, I think it’s suitable for quarantine. It’s got some nice qualities, and the first two seasons went down very easy.

It was also faintly suffused in despair — half of which I attributed to the wife’s absence at the time (this was a safe, *You can’t get mad at me for watching* show). But the other half is probably the show’s fault. It was a good chance for Bateman to play against type, and he does it well. The problem for me was that unlike Breaking Bad, he wasn’t a fundamentally good guy to begin with; he just seemed like a fairly blank, moral tabula rasa who values money and little else. They should have at least given him more compassion for the people he’s forced to rope into his situation. Instead, he just kind of remains blankly ruthless without any sort of arc.

I gotta disagree about the acting, though. Laura Linney is always solid. The kid actors are surprisingly good. His blond girl protege is fantastic, and I probably kept watching because her storyline is so well done. You can at least somewhat chalk up her circumstances to poverty, and if everything centered on her family, rather than a yuppie beholden to MEXICANS!, I think it’d work.

I’m not sure where they’re taking it, but Ihey need to decide pretty fast.
I agree that the acting was good. The character dramatization wasn't. They want to portray them as anti-heros, or something, but it never works. I think Tony Soprano worked, at least for me, as an anti-hero because of the mundane shit he had to deal with, and his vulnerability. We didn't necessarily like him, but we could empathize with him. The characters in Ozark are just power (or money) hungry robots. Not only are they not likable, there don't have any characteristics we can empathize with, unless you are laundering tens of millions of dollars for the mob, politicians, extorting political favors, etc.

I haven't watched Breaking Bad yet.
 

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Holy shit, man. Watch Breaking Bad! And after that, you’ll have Better Call Saul to look forward to. That’s like, what...at least 80 episodes of greatness.
 

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Just when you thought that "life" (shit) imitating "art" (shit) imitating "life" (shit) informed by (shit) idiocy had run the gamut of all possible (shit) weirdnesses....



Hardy har fucking har. :brick:

No wonder at least half the networks with any semblance of humanity at all are no longer airing these idiotic circus sideshows, or have been banned from doing so.
 

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