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I am pretty indifferent on comic book movies and shows and whatnot. Have probably only seen a handful of the marvel movies. But I started watching Doom Patrol (DC) (HBOMax) on some high praise I've read. After a few episodes I nearly called it quits....but it got very good after that. If you're into that kind of stuff....highly recommended. Very weird. And they can obviously push the boundaries as far as swearing and violence goes.
 

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I am pretty indifferent on comic book movies and shows and whatnot. Have probably only seen a handful of the marvel movies. But I started watching Doom Patrol (DC) (HBOMax) on some high praise I've read. After a few episodes I nearly called it quits....but it got very good after that. If you're into that kind of stuff....highly recommended. Very weird. And they can obviously push the boundaries as far as swearing and violence goes.

Finished up the second season and have nothing bad to say. It's on par with The Boys, in my opinion.
 

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My wife and I just finished Rutherford Falls, the latest from Michael Schur. Typical Schur formula of a diverse cast anchored by a veteran ringer (Ed Helms) and comedy with heart. First few episodes are really strong but the last few aren't as good. It's only ten episodes, and the last few felt really rushed, sacrificing comedy to wrap the story arch. All in all a good, quick season if you're a Schur fan like me, though not as good as his other shows.
 

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Did anyone catch SNL last week? WAG? Really funny episode IMO. Elon Musk exceeded my expectations and was a good sport with the self-deprecating stuff. I'd give it 7/10.
 

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Did anyone catch SNL last week? WAG? Really funny episode IMO. Elon Musk exceeded my expectations and was a good sport with the self-deprecating stuff. I'd give it 7/10.
That review would match mine. I thought he was actually really good. Middle to top half episode for the year.
 





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I guess you know where I stand when I think the best cast members lately have been Alec Baldwin and Larry David.
Ah, so you prefer veteran award-winning actors to young up-and-comers cutting their teeth on live television. Don't make me say it... Ok, boomer.
 



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Did anyone catch SNL last week? WAG? Really funny episode IMO. Elon Musk exceeded my expectations and was a good sport with the self-deprecating stuff. I'd give it 7/10.

Whoa! Really? One of the first I've watched in a while. And that was only because of the hype surrounding it. I thought it was downright terrible. And that wasn't even because of Elon Musk. He was fine....nothing great. But I am trying to figure out which sketches were good. The Mars bit was kind of funny at the end....and I thought the Iceland show thing was okay. The rest had me thinking that no host could have made this a good episode.
 

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Whoa! Really? One of the first I've watched in a while. And that was only because of the hype surrounding it. I thought it was downright terrible. And that wasn't even because of Elon Musk. He was fine....nothing great. But I am trying to figure out which sketches were good. The Mars bit was kind of funny at the end....and I thought the Iceland show thing was okay. The rest had me thinking that no host could have made this a good episode.
The Iceland skit was beyond terrible. Maybe it is the writing that I hate so much and not really the cast.
 

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The Iceland skit was beyond terrible. Maybe it is the writing that I hate so much and not really the cast.

And I thought that was one of the only ones that was mildly amusing.

There's nothing wrong with the cast. It's 100% the writing that is the problem.
 

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Ah, so you prefer veteran award-winning actors to young up-and-comers cutting their teeth on live television. Don't make me say it... Ok, boomer.
Trump and Sanders were played brilliantly by those two. The up-and-comers are really bad right now on SNL. I would consider most of the cast veterans at this point.
 



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Trump and Sanders were played brilliantly by those two. The up-and-comers are really bad right now on SNL. I would consider most of the cast veterans at this point.
The show has been largely unwatchable for a decade or more. The occasional outlier, but mostly a dumpster fire
 

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LOL! You guys sound ridiculous. SNL still gets talked about more and launches more careers than anything else out there. But yeah...dumpster fire...
 

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LOL! You guys sound ridiculous. SNL still gets talked about more and launches more careers than anything else out there. But yeah...dumpster fire...
I mentioned the episode was a 2/10 and that the writing is bad. How is that ridiculous?

You like this current group better than past casts. Could that be considered ridiculous?
 


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Season finale of SNL knocked it out of the park again. That great cast was great. ;)

And Anya Taylor-Joy is a natural. She was awesome.
Anya was great. I actually laughed out loud a few times after they were done slapping each other on their backs for such a "great" season.
 

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LOL! You guys sound ridiculous. SNL still gets talked about more and launches more careers than anything else out there. But yeah...dumpster fire...
I tend to watch the clips on youtube as they slowly add them to their channel. I LOVE weekend update. I think the cast is great and they have a lot of variety to their skits. Like all comedy they are going to miss on some.
 


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I tend to watch the clips on youtube as they slowly add them to their channel. I LOVE weekend update. I think the cast is great and they have a lot of variety to their skits. Like all comedy they are going to miss on some.
I love you show - Monk is one of my favorite all time comedies.

You may want to check out Michael Che's new sketch show on HBO MAX, I found it funny and interesting. Along those lines, I'd also recommend Black Ladies Comedy Sketch Show also on Max. Female humor can be more biting and several cracked me up good, plus Gabrielle Dennis straight honey.
 

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Just finished a very good series on Netflix called Startup. They're attempting to get a browser going similar to Tor. Sounds like it would just be a bunch of people looking at computers all the time, but this series gets intense with everything that happens around the main characters.

A desperate banker, a Haitian-American gang lord and a Cuban-American hacker are forced to work together to unwittingly create their version of the American dream - organized crime 2.0.

Only actors I was familiar with was Ron Perlman and the dude that played Bilbo Baggins, then later in the 3rd season, Mira Sorvino.
 

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Just finished a very good series on Netflix called Startup. They're attempting to get a browser going similar to Tor. Sounds like it would just be a bunch of people looking at computers all the time, but this series gets intense with everything that happens around the main characters.

A desperate banker, a Haitian-American gang lord and a Cuban-American hacker are forced to work together to unwittingly create their version of the American dream - organized crime 2.0.

Only actors I was familiar with was Ron Perlman and the dude that played Bilbo Baggins, then later in the 3rd season, Mira Sorvino.
Been thinking of starting this series. Thanks for the recommendation.
 

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Just finished a very good series on Netflix called Startup. They're attempting to get a browser going similar to Tor. Sounds like it would just be a bunch of people looking at computers all the time, but this series gets intense with everything that happens around the main characters.

A desperate banker, a Haitian-American gang lord and a Cuban-American hacker are forced to work together to unwittingly create their version of the American dream - organized crime 2.0.

Only actors I was familiar with was Ron Perlman and the dude that played Bilbo Baggins, then later in the 3rd season, Mira Sorvino.

You didn't recognize Adam Brody or Martin Freeman?

I got through about half of the first episode and had to turn it off. Gave me an idea of why it had three seasons and I had never heard of it.
 

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Just finished a very good series on Netflix called Startup. They're attempting to get a browser going similar to Tor. Sounds like it would just be a bunch of people looking at computers all the time, but this series gets intense with everything that happens around the main characters.

A desperate banker, a Haitian-American gang lord and a Cuban-American hacker are forced to work together to unwittingly create their version of the American dream - organized crime 2.0.

Only actors I was familiar with was Ron Perlman and the dude that played Bilbo Baggins, then later in the 3rd season, Mira Sorvino.
Did you ever watch Halt and Catch Fire on AMC? It's now on Netflix. Great show that gets better each season.

Season 1 it's a good show that thinks it's a great show.

Season 2 the show becomes very good.

Season 3 and on is incredible. Absolute home run.
 

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You didn't recognize Adam Brody or Martin Freeman?

I got through about half of the first episode and had to turn it off. Gave me an idea of why it had three seasons and I had never heard of it.
Knew Freeman from Lord of the Rings and Sherlock. I don't know that Brody at all.
 

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Did you ever watch Halt and Catch Fire on AMC? It's now on Netflix. Great show that gets better each season.

Season 1 it's a good show that thinks it's a great show.

Season 2 the show becomes very good.

Season 3 and on is incredible. Absolute home run.
I will check it out. Thanks.
 

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Knew the Freeman from Lord of the Rings and Sherlock. I don't know that Brody at all.

Ah....you did mention that you recognized "Bilbo Baggins". Martin Freeman is a very good actor. If you have never seen the FX show "Fargo".....I highly recommend it. He was the main character in the first season. It's an anthology show, where each season is in a different time period or place with different actors, but they've all been good. The first and second were great.
 

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Did you ever watch Halt and Catch Fire on AMC? It's now on Netflix. Great show that gets better each season.

Season 1 it's a good show that thinks it's a great show.

Season 2 the show becomes very good.

Season 3 and on is incredible. Absolute home run.

I've heard nothing but excellent things about HaCF. It's on my short list.
 

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Ah....you did mention that you recognized "Bilbo Baggins". Martin Freeman is a very good actor. If you have never seen the FX show "Fargo".....I highly recommend it. He was the main character in the first season. It's an anthology show, where each season is in a different time period or place with different actors, but they've all been good. The first and second were great.
He really is. I will try and check out Fargo. Heard good things mentioned on it here.
Just started a new one called Travelers. Sometimes, not all the time, sci-fi can be pretty good. Really liked Battle Star Galactica with Edward James Olmos.
 
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