The Official, Long Awaited, TV Shows Thread

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  1. Michellstar

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    It´s the inception of spoilers, A spoiler inside a spoiler :)

    I haven´t whatched the Thomas Jane version, just the new one on Netflix, Is it any good??
     
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    I realized that I was a bit rough in my response, sorry about that. No harm done with the spoiler.

    I whatched saturnday the 5th episode

    And without knowing that Jane is somewhat alive, they are impliying that something is cooking in Venus, The work and all of that, so no big surprise, just conecting the dots
     
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    Was still a spoiler really. But:

    Thomas Jane is back, I didn't say Miller is alive :)
     
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    It's a short video, fan made but with professional production values and imo it's true to the spirit of The Punisher. And who's that guy running the liquor store that looks like Hell Boy? :)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2280378/
    https://100filmsinayear.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/dirty-laundry-2012/
    Edit: Oh wait, did you mean the theatrical film starring him?
    Forgettable but well done.
    https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-punisher-2004
     
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  5. tuna

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    Saw Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt SE4E03 yesterday. One of the best pieces of TV ever! Even boring Titus was good in it!
     
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    Since I've read all the books in The Expanse series, I've been saving up episodes of the TV-series to binge. I think the show is fantastic and I am really happy that it was saved. For me, and I've said it before, this is the best new space opera in years (the last was Battlestar Galactica, but I felt it turned to crap after season 1 basically). I liked the new Star Trek too, but The Expanse is very much different from Trek and there is room enough for both (or even more good sci-fi, here's hoping for a The Culture TV-series, but I think that would be really hard/expensive to make, but please prove me wrong!)

    I am really looking forward to how the TV-series will tackle all the stuff that happens in the later books. There are some humdingers for sure. I hope Amazon will let them have the budget to really flower.
     
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    It must have been a big ask by the show creators and original writer of The Expanse to ensure some real science of space travel is in the show. It's basically unheard of in tv shows or movies that aren't focused on historical events (ie. Apollo 13). It must be very confusing to many watchers why the space craft are flying backwards. There's so many minor things they put in for how space travel actually works without Trek-like technology.
     
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    Funny, It Worked Last Time...
    There are a lot of people playing Kerbal Space Engineers and Space Engineers so maybe they aren't confused, and hopefully if people are confused they will seek out information on why they have to brake in that way.

    However I agree with you that it is nice that they don't intertial dampeners like Trek, but for The Expanse, it is an integral plot device that spaceflight is like it is.
     
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    My issue with the TV show is the lack of any feeling of claustrophobia within the ships. They are as open and spacious as any Star Trek vessel whereas the books note that the Rocinante, for example, isn't a particularly large ship. I realise it is cheaper for them to film it in the way and I'm not exactly expecting Apollo 13, but the conditions on board smaller vessels would certainly be more cramped than they appear. Oh, their crash couches are terrible as well!
     
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    C'est la vie, it is what it is. Don't think the production will be retconned much with Amazon money, if they are increasing budgets at all.
     
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    Finished watching the fan requested finale to Sense8, the show that was too expensive to keep running. Finale had some flaws but in general I would say it was a satisfying finale to one of my now all-time favorite shows.
     
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    Just came here to say the big season 3 end of The Expanse is fuckin epic :yes:

    Apparently there are still some good script writers around, which leaves me in two minds: hope that Discovery/Starwars etc will poach them -> stop making beautiful, expensive stuff spoiled by horrendously shitty plots, but desperately hoping that doesn't happen so that future seasons of The Expanse stay awesome.
     
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    Maybe next week I'll start watching the second season. ^_^
     
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    Don't forget the books! They just released Persepolis Rising, the seventh book in the Expanse series. The TV series just completed book 3 Abaddon's Gate.
     
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    Haven't read the books but its definitely something I want to do.
     
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    The Sinner with Jessica Biel was pretty damn good. 8 slow burning episodes worth of, shall we say, misery porn. I liked how it kept me guessing up until the very end. Unlike other shows which play with twists and turns, the Sinner was carefully written and constructed the whole way through, though. Nothing was made up on the spot. (and if it was, then good job to the writers) The ending was unexpected, but it was also satisfying and made perfect sense.
     
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    Black Sails, season 3. I stopped watching this season a year ago (not because I didn't like it) and now I'm resuming it. Well, I'm watching it from the start, actually, because I want to refresh everything I saw.

    I like it so much! The setting, the plot, how characters interact with each other, the acting, etc. And it doesn't seem that the writers had an agenda to put LGB characters in it; it feels so natural and real.
    In fact, I didn't expect to find out that Flint had a great romance with a man, at all! In the first season one wouldn't imagine this, but then you know the truth in season two and then remember how things were told in the first season, and realize that everything was so well developed, and it matches.
     
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    Damnit, there goes my day off. Binged all but the last 2 episodes, which I'll watch tonight. A good crime thriller so far. Think I have a decent idea of what happened but we'll see!
     
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    Third season of the Expanse is easily my favorite season of any sci-fi series. Ended amazingly well.
     
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    Powered through Season 2 of Jessica Jones. Not as good as the first season, but better than Iron Fist, then again what isn't. It was more tolerable since I was playing back at 1.30x speed, so the 50 minute episodes were down to around 36 minutes. Jessica's sister is way annoying and entirely uninteresting from a character standpoint.

    Maybe it only seemed so mediocre because I went into it after finishing Lost in Space then watched the last 5 episodes of WestWorld 2.0 again. I wont spoil the next series I'm watching by binging Altered Carbon before it. Coming off JJ2.0, should set up the next show for higher satisfaction levels.

    Next up is Luke Cage 2.0. I hear it's pretty much awesome.
     
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