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User Info: Pus_N_Pecans

Pus_N_Pecans
10 months ago#1
I guess the old topic died. Whoops. Just wanted to see if anyone was looking forward to that Picnic at Hanging Rock series on Amazon. I feel like it looks pretty promising.
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BigLargeHuge
10 months ago#2
I’m not sure it’s necessary. I’ve seen the Peter Weir movie a few times, and after each time I’ve thought to myself “This movie is basically perfect. A goddamn masterpiece.”

I’ve never once thought “I wish this was longer and in multiple parts.”
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rockus
10 months ago#3
If I wanted Picnic at Hanging Rock to be longer and in multiple parts I'd periodically read through the novel that came with the Criterion release of the film, thank you very much!

Though honestly if I wasn't already behind on dozens of shows I'd probably check it out, but as it is now I don't know when I'll ever get around to it. Maybe if I hear really good things I'll set it as more of a priority.
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Zithers
10 months ago#4
did anyone see mosaic? came and went without a whimper. i think BLH mentioned seeing some of it.

curious to hear takes cuz i've not read anything about it.
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GrandTheftPikmin
10 months ago#5
Finished season two of Dear White People and am starting 13 Reasons Why, and perhaps its interesting solely to me how they work as rectifications of two of my biggest issues with most Netflix original series as both not dipping in quality after the first season (although I wouldn't call 13 Reasons Why great it's at least the same quality of enjoyable melodrama) and also finding ways to be modern without feeling obvious or completely surface-level.

The first season of Dear White People was very incendiary. It picked up where the movie left off (a blackface party on a liberal campus) and allowed that to brew into an environment of butting heads and discomfort which lead to an argument where neither side felt that letting go was an option and where an individual's well-meaning but naive desire to just have the conversation go away turned it into an even darker revelation. That's pretty well-meaning and timely at its moment but wouldn't have flown as a 2018 plot with the way protests and our cultural response has changed. Sure enough, the second season reacts to that by being far calmer: the discomfort is a steady flow of resent, the groups involved realize their reactions have to be calculated lest they be mislabeled, and the finale is the quietest of protests and one that supports what's going on with the Parkland protests.
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Myke
9 months ago#6
I finished The Rain few days back. It's a Swedish show with English sub.

Might see 13 Reasons Why S2 or that Stephen King show on Hulu... Castle something?
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confusedteddybear 9 months ago#7
Zithers posted...
did anyone see mosaic? came and went without a whimper. i think BLH mentioned seeing some of it.

curious to hear takes cuz i've not read anything about it.

I enjoyed this, but I can't really explain why. It's great to see Sharon Stone "back" and Devin Ratray (yes, Buzz from the Home Alone series) is a standout. The interactive stuff isn't for me, but if you want a decent detective story set in an unusual location, it's worth at least checking out.

I'm loving The Americans which will conclude next week. Other than that, I don't think there's anything that's jumped out at me. I do want to see Rain.
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rockus
9 months ago#8
I'm two episodes into the new Arrested Development season and I'm finding it pretty disappointing. And I'm probably one of the few that enjoyed the fourth season quite a bit. Though I haven't had any interest in watching their recut of it, which I guess is supposed to be in a more linear order of events? I don't know as I haven't watched it.

But in the first two episodes of the new season it's so odd with how closely intercut the narrative is with what happened in season 4 considering it aired like 5 years ago, and even with some material that is supposed to take place during season 4, which gives it this odd feeling like it's sort of recapping while also bridging the last season and gives the impression that they didn't have a lot of material for a whole new season. I don't know, it just feels a little off. Given this is Arrested Development I expected a sort of time skip and then a quick little rundown to get our feet planted and then go from there, instead of using the two episodes to sort of keep unraveling the end of last season.

Not that there haven't been funny moments where I've laughed a few times but as big of a fan of the show I consider myself to be, maybe keep bringing it back isn't such a great idea. Hopefully it picks up but at only an 8 episode season and finding the first two episodes kind of lackluster puts a damper on my expectations.

Also it ruins Michael's character and the lore of Arrested Development and it doesn't understand the Force.
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rockus
9 months ago#9
rockus posted...
I'm two episodes into the new Arrested Development season and I'm finding it pretty disappointing. And I'm probably one of the few that enjoyed the fourth season quite a bit. Though I haven't had any interest in watching their recut of it, which I guess is supposed to be in a more linear order of events? I don't know as I haven't watched it.

But in the first two episodes of the new season it's so odd with how closely intercut the narrative is with what happened in season 4 considering it aired like 5 years ago, and even with some material that is supposed to take place during season 4, which gives it this odd feeling like it's sort of recapping while also bridging the last season and gives the impression that they didn't have a lot of material for a whole new season. I don't know, it just feels a little off. Given this is Arrested Development I expected a sort of time skip and then a quick little rundown to get our feet planted and then go from there, instead of using the two episodes to sort of keep unraveling the end of last season.

Not that there haven't been funny moments where I've laughed a few times but as big of a fan of the show I consider myself to be, maybe keep bringing it back isn't such a great idea. Hopefully it picks up but at only an 8 episode season and finding the first two episodes kind of lackluster puts a damper on my expectations.

Also it ruins Michael's character and the lore of Arrested Development and it doesn't understand the Force.


It's only a half season, I'm dumb.
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Brett8
9 months ago#10
I feel strongly that Westworld is the new Walking Dead, and that's not a compliment.
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