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jocristian
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Some things are better as one-offs. Part of what made it so good was the interesting artistic flare that the theater/book brought. If you look at the post-pandemic world in another location, it becomes the walking dead or any other post-apocalyptic thriller.

2/23/2022 9:21:40 AM

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7 Days in Hell is pretty hilarious

2/27/2022 2:28:23 AM

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the first episode of Winning Time was pretty great

3/7/2022 5:16:56 PM

thegoodlife3
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<3 John C. Reilly

3/8/2022 10:37:13 AM

TreeTwista10
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Jerry West's character had me lmao

3/8/2022 12:23:54 PM

moron
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Still watching raises by wolves… I really think the writers ask themselves what’s the weirdest possible thing that can happen and then write that script. I can’t stop watching though

3/8/2022 11:31:38 PM

TKE-Teg
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big WTF moment on the beach in that last episode.

3/10/2022 8:26:27 AM

thegoodlife3
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bump for the premiere of Bomani Jones’ new show at 11:30

[Edited on March 13, 2022 at 10:16 PM. Reason : .]

3/13/2022 10:07:18 PM

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anyone checked out The Tourist yet?

3/14/2022 8:44:10 AM

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been meaning to fire it up

3/14/2022 4:48:28 PM

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"anyone checked out The Tourist yet?"


Fell asleep after the first episode. maybe it gets better?

3/22/2022 11:40:34 AM

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Batman out now.

4/18/2022 10:18:52 AM

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Wonder why they chose a Monday release?

4/18/2022 10:21:52 AM

rwoody
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Didn't think I would like Peacemaker but I dove in and it was really good


Tokyo Vice is also great so far

[Edited on April 18, 2022 at 10:42 AM. Reason : The ]

4/18/2022 10:41:40 AM

Money_Jones
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^^try to get one more weekend at the box office before making available at home?

^peacemaker was phenomenal

4/18/2022 10:48:53 AM

TreeTwista10
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lots of bangers on here, seems to be updated after each episode

https://vaguevisages.com/2022/03/07/winning-time-soundtrack-hbo-songs/

5/6/2022 1:24:35 AM

TKE-Teg
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Raised by Wolves canceled.

6/9/2022 4:04:27 PM

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I'm looking forward to season 2 of White Lotus.

10/17/2022 12:01:51 PM

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Season 2 of White Lotus is great so far.

11/11/2022 5:24:00 PM

rwoody
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Only 2 eps into White Lotus season 2 but i have to say the guys 30 second shower bothered me!

12/3/2022 8:27:17 PM

Wraith
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Finally got caught up on S2 White Lotus. I was expecting it to be only 6 episodes like S1 so I went into ep6 thinking "A lot of people are gonna have to die real soon".

Anyway.

[Spoilers]


I'm thinking that the dead bodies have something to do with the mafia. Whatever scam the gay guys are running on Tanya to get her money clearly has mafia ties. Thinking that the escort's pimp is part of the mafia operation too.

Also, what's up with Uncle Rico? He works for the Bureau of Land Management, so he can't be that rich (prior to marrying Tanya). But he can afford to stay at the White Lotus in Hawaii in S1? I thought originally maybe he had family money, but he said that he has to keep his job in case Tanya goes crazy and drops him, given they have a prenup.

12/8/2022 5:13:37 PM

rwoody
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[spolers] also






I think this last ep showed him to be the 'cowboy' the guy was in love with, so for now anyway they are def going to catch her "cheating" to let him blow the prenup, then he will give them some of the cash i presume.

12/8/2022 5:39:31 PM

thegoodlife3
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I think that all the breadcrumbs that Mike White has dropped are far too obvious and that the dead bodies will have nothing to do with any story arcs from this season

12/8/2022 5:53:29 PM

rwoody
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Everything's coming up Greg

12/11/2022 10:27:12 PM

Jeepin4x4
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"He works for the Bureau of Land Management, so he can't be that rich (prior to marrying Tanya). But he can afford to stay at the White Lotus in Hawaii in S1? "


i thought the inference was that he went to Hawaii because he had just learned about his terminal diagnosis.




Also, Poor Albie got played.

12/12/2022 11:01:35 AM

rwoody
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I feel like Albie knew it was a decent chance. He got three great days with a lady and it cost him nothing (other than maybe the guilt of gaslighting his own mother)

12/12/2022 12:44:27 PM

Wraith
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So I guess that the "nephew"s entire job was to keep Portia away from the party so that Tanya could get even more attached to the gay group/Mafia guy?

Also, why would Portia even get in that car with him? Tanya literally told her she knew they were gonna try and kill her so for all she knew, she could have ended up as a victim of human trafficking if the nephew didn't grow a conscience.

12/12/2022 1:44:45 PM

UJustWait84
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Season 1 had much, much better humor/character development and worked just fine as a stand alone series imo.

Season 2 was just OK. A lot of people seem disappointed in the ending, but for me that was the least of the season's problems. I just didn't really care about the plot or what was going to happen to any of the characters, and other than it being set in a beautiful and interesting location, I often found myself being bored and hoping something would finally 'happen', while the dark themes/tropes/social commentary/"whatever you want to call it" on superficial relationships and fucked-up family dynamics felt kind of depressing/dour/cringe.

IDK-- a "vacation" with miserable, quirky people set in Maui just felt a lot funnier and more engaging than a "vacation" with miserable, yet duller, dumber people who weren't very likable to begin with in Sicily.

12/13/2022 1:22:13 AM

Wraith
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^Agreed. The first season was a lot funnier and more quirky. The whole rivalry between the manager and the newlywed husband in the first season was great + Tanya's overall craziness. That was missing from this one.

12/13/2022 11:28:28 AM

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Interesting to note that HBO will soon start pulling original content off HBO Max to reduce the amount of residuals they have to pay to cast and crew.

12/13/2022 6:29:09 PM

Wraith
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^Is that something to do with that Discovery Channel merger thing?

12/14/2022 11:30:06 AM

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From what I gathered, yup.

12/14/2022 1:14:54 PM

rjrumfel
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Where would it be hosted then?

I mean, are we talking about shows like The Sopranos and The Wire?

12/14/2022 1:32:47 PM

TKE-Teg
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None of this makes any sense to me. HBO more or less has the most brand clout out of any media streaming service for dramas and movies. Why the fuck are they getting slapped around in a merger with a bullshit (mostly) reality TV organization?

What a crock of shit.

12/14/2022 3:06:00 PM

rwoody
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Streaming is on a path of regressing customer experience/power back to pre dvr cable days

-unskippable ads
-live sports without ability to pause/rewind
-content that disappears
-quantity over quality

12/14/2022 3:45:29 PM

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I would assume a lot of their older catalog doesn't have streaming residuals as part of cast/crew catalog, so that's maybe safe?

12/14/2022 5:32:26 PM

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"Where would it be hosted then?"


Nowhere, that's the point. If it's streaming, they have to pay residuals.

12/14/2022 10:19:47 PM

rwoody
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Yea but where can I watch it online??

12/14/2022 11:51:48 PM

bbehe
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Apparently they'll move to FAST channels (free ad supported streaming)

https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/warner-bros-discovery-hbo-max-fast-1235461623/

[Edited on December 15, 2022 at 7:33 AM. Reason : A]

12/15/2022 7:31:36 AM

Wraith
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This is why piracy will always be a thing.

12/15/2022 12:46:31 PM

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" Season 1 had much, much better humor/character development and worked just fine as a stand alone series imo.

Season 2 was just OK. A lot of people seem disappointed in the ending, but for me that was the least of the season's problems. I just didn't really care about the plot or what was going to happen to any of the characters, and other than it being set in a beautiful and interesting location, I often found myself being bored and hoping something would finally 'happen', while the dark themes/tropes/social commentary/"whatever you want to call it" on superficial relationships and fucked-up family dynamics felt kind of depressing/dour/cringe.

IDK-- a "vacation" with miserable, quirky people set in Maui just felt a lot funnier and more engaging than a "vacation" with miserable, yet duller, dumber people who weren't very likable to begin with in Sicily."


Finally watched S2 and I definitely agree with this. The storylines and the conflict between the characters just didn’t capture me as much as it did in S1. I got nothing out of the hotel manager’s storyline in S2. Also the fact that Albie and his family were there to try to visit their ancestors home town and look for relatives just felt like an afterthought…like the writers decided they needed to give them a reason to be in Sicily other than just a vacation. But because that was the purpose of their trip, I was partly expecting them to discover that the were related to Luccia.

Would Season 3 follow any of these same characters or do they move on to new characters.m? Obviously Tanya and Greg were the carryovers from S1. Greg could be in S3 I guess. But I’m not sure I care about seeing any of these other characters in S3.

1/10/2023 11:38:29 AM

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"This is why piracy will always be a thing."


Nah, piracy will always be a thing because people are cheap.

1/10/2023 12:06:18 PM

rjrumfel
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Are people cheap? Or can people not afford all these segmented streamers? Paramount+, HBOMax, Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Peacock, Showtime, Amazon Prime. That’s at least $100 worth of streamers, not including the cost of the internet required to bring them into your home.

Sure, you don’t have to subscribe to all of them at the same time, but as each one adds more and more exclusive content, timing will start to get tricky.

1/10/2023 9:09:18 PM

Wraith
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^^Well yeah, but if there are reasonably priced alternatives, that will certainly reduce it. Look what Steam did to PC gaming. Still today it is mostly cheap, easy, and they don't make it annoying with ads and shit like that. If they were to put in unskippable ads and things like that, people would get annoyed and stop using it. The same way they will with these streaming services.

1/11/2023 9:55:27 AM

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"Sure, you don’t have to subscribe to all of them at the same time, but as each one adds more and more exclusive content, timing will start to get tricky."


It has become tricky. We keep The Big three year-round in our house. Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max.

Around Thanksgiving we change to the Hulu-Disney-ESPN+ bundle because Disney seems to have the best collection of Christmas movies. This is when i usually catch up on all the Disney+ or ESPN+ stuff that I have wanted to watch (Andor, Obi-Wan, and Man in the Arena this time around). Once holidays are over we usually drop the bundle.

Then it just becomes a juggle of the others based on what shows we may want to watch.
Showtime - add it monthly for Your Honor, Dexter, Yellowjackets
Starz - add it monthly for Outlander
Apple - add it as needed for Ted Lasso, Morning Show, etc. Usually once the season ends so we can binge faster.
Peacock - there isn't really anything on it, but it was $1.99 for six months.


Also, my HBOMax and Netflix are "free" via my internet and cellphone plans, so i don't really factor them in when adding up my subscription bills.

1/11/2023 3:26:57 PM

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OK, I'm a year or more behind, but I just watched Station Eleven after a family member said it was one of their favorite shows ever. I DID manage to finish all 10 episodes.

WTF?! Are y'all smoking crack? I seriously considered bailing out after Episode 4. Who gives a shit about their traveling cadre of dipshits flitting around pretending to be Shakespearean actors? Jeevan and Frank were the only likable characters in the whole series. I found myself really hoping the Traveling Symphony members would explode in the minefield, but no such luck.

Unless you like pretentious garbage and the mother of all non-linear storylines, I say don't bother. The first episode was good.

1/30/2023 12:07:14 AM

rjrumfel
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I think the big thing people latched onto was something positive in an apocalypse. Kinda like episode 3 of The Last of Us.

It was a nice departure from cannibals and whatever other shit groups the people from shows like The Walking Dead were encountering.

1/30/2023 10:19:41 AM

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I enjoyed Station Eleven. That said I don't think it was ground breaking or anything of that sort.

1/30/2023 11:19:28 AM

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Fair enough. I wouldn't say I hated it, but it was pretty plodding (at least every other episode was), and I generally didn't like the characters, so it was hard for me to care much about what happened to them and all their emotional problems. I expected a little more based on the billing and the build-up from people I normally respect. It doesn't need to be zombies, but watching people deal with a true apocalyptic scenario and figuring out how to survive in spite of it is itself interesting. Where was the Traveling Symphony getting food after 20 years? Why didn't the kids attack the airport? They are shown wading through fields at night like zombies toward the airport, and then just nothing. Why did everyone forgive Tyler so easily for stealing babies and turning kids into suicide bombers? Moral of the story, never prioritize performing plays over your survival.

1/30/2023 7:05:56 PM

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The Tribe moment was excellent and super rewatchable

1/30/2023 7:29:08 PM

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