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I've been watching "The Last of Us", based on the video game.

Between this & The Mandalorian, it's Pedro Pascal's world, and we're just living in it.

saw a post reminding me that Pascal appeared on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as a college student who Buffy liked. that was Season 4, Episode 1 - air date in October of 1999. Of course, he got turned into a vampire and Buffy had to stake him. But he has been around that long.
 

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I've been watching "The Last of Us", based on the video game.

Between this & The Mandalorian, it's Pedro Pascal's world, and we're just living in it.
Pascal was also really good as a co-star in the Nicholas Cage movie, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

Solid film.
 

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Three shows in the Mandolorian S3 has exceeded my expectations. Seemingly scattershot in the storytelling but they seem to be laying the groundwork for a multi-season story arc as in Andor.
 



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NOT a recommendation: I watched the first few episodes of History of the World Part II. Oof...it is ROUGH. How many times can you tell the same dick joke or go to the casual racism well? I've never been a Mel Brooks fan and this solidifies it. Just awful. CRINGE is what the kids say nowadays, right?
 

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NOT a recommendation: I watched the first few episodes of History of the World Part II. Oof...it is ROUGH. How many times can you tell the same dick joke or go to the casual racism well? I've never been a Mel Brooks fan and this solidifies it. Just awful. CRINGE is what the kids say nowadays, right?
I gave up after ten minutes.
 

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I gave up after ten minutes.
I really wanted to like it given the cast. But it is BAD. Like, how is this the final cut with all that talent. I checked, and it has like a 75% approval rating. I just don't get it. Comedy is like music I guess.
 

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I really wanted to like it given the cast. But it is BAD. Like, how is this the final cut with all that talent. I checked, and it has like a 75% approval rating. I just don't get it. Comedy is like music I guess.
I usually will give anything a fair shake, but I just couldn't with this one. Soooo bad.
 



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As a fan of the video game series (TW2: World Tour was incredible).....this is very interesting. A Live Action-Comedy Twisted Metal show. I'm hoping they mean it's a "dark" comedy. Extra intrigued with Will Arnett voicing Sweet Tooth (physically being played by some Samoan wrestler or something.

 
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We finished watching "The Night Agent" on Netflix a few days ago. It wasn't too bad, we plowed through it; the acting wasn't great, but we enjoyed it for the most part.

As far as a recommendation, in terms of Thumbs Up, I give it at least 1, maybe even close to 1.5 but that's as far as I'll go. It kept us entertained.

Looking forward to the next season of "Reacher" and one other series that escapes me right now, that is dropping a new season this year. Not sure when either is supposed to drop just yet
 

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Finally started to watch Dark on Netflix. I understand why it's so highly rated.
 



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I watched the first episode of "Citadel" with Richard Manning from GOT and it's well worth a watch. The talent from GOT is astonishing.

Edit: It's on Amazon Prime.
 
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Shrinking on Apple TV was enjoyable and funny with Jason Segel and Harrison Ford - could see Ford getting a nod for an Emmy nomination. Good premise as they work in a therapy practice and need the help as much as their patients.

Humor is along the lines of Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Also All the Slow Horses, with Gary Oldman s and Kristen Scott Thomas, is a spy show set within British intelligence. Oldman plays a drunk washed old spy who is the supervisor of a group of assorted troublemakers and Scott Thomas is his protagonist as the converse of his character. However, Gary still has game.

In the promo for the show he indicated this is it and then he retires.
 
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We finished watching "The Night Agent" on Netflix a few days ago. It wasn't too bad, we plowed through it; the acting wasn't great, but we enjoyed it for the most part.

As far as a recommendation, in terms of Thumbs Up, I give it at least 1, maybe even close to 1.5 but that's as far as I'll go. It kept us entertained.

Looking forward to the next season of "Reacher" and one other series that escapes me right now, that is dropping a new season this year. Not sure when either is supposed to drop just yet
I just finished that as well, watched all 10 episodes in about 3 days (I really had some time off with the kids activities, which is unusual). I'd agree pretty much spot on with your analysis. It was an interesting show, or I wouldn't have watched it so quickly. The acting was fair. The story had some parts that I don't think would ever really happen (like an FBI agent teaming up with a civilian...or the agent changing people's minds so quickly), but overall it was a fun watch.
 

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I enjoyed the mini-series "Beef" on Netflix. I am curious if anyone has views on the ending.
 

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The Shrinking on Apple TV was enjoyable and funny with Jason Segel and Harrison Ford - could see Ford getting a nod for an Emmy nomination. Good premise as they work in a therapy practice and need the help as much as their patients.

Humor is along the lines of Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Also All the Slow Horses, with Gary Oldman s and Kristen Scott Thomas, is a spy show set within British intelligence. Oldman plays a drunk washed old spy who is the supervisor of a group of assorted troublemakers and Scott Thomas is his protagonist as the converse of his character. However, Gary still has game.

In the promo for the show he indicated this is it and then he retires.
Shrinking is freaking great.
 

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Shrinking is freaking great.

I highly recommend Blackbird - story of serial killer Larry Hall and was developed for TV by Dennis Lehane, who wrote Mystic River, Shutter Island and Gone Baby Gone - so the focus is on the story itself and not the violence. Taron Ergeton, as the cocky drug dealer and Paul Walter Hauser, who played the lead in the Eastwood film Richard Jewell, won the Golden Globe for inhabiting Larry Hall and in one scene he’ll scare the bejesus out of you.

 

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We finished watching "The Night Agent" on Netflix a few days ago. It wasn't too bad, we plowed through it; the acting wasn't great, but we enjoyed it for the most part.

As far as a recommendation, in terms of Thumbs Up, I give it at least 1, maybe even close to 1.5 but that's as far as I'll go. It kept us entertained.

Looking forward to the next season of "Reacher" and one other series that escapes me right now, that is dropping a new season this year. Not sure when either is supposed to drop just yet

Reacher Season 2 wrapped filming in February but there is still no firm release date. It is based on the 2009 novel Bad Luck and Trouble.

 

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We finished watching "The Night Agent" on Netflix a few days ago. It wasn't too bad, we plowed through it; the acting wasn't great, but we enjoyed it for the most part.

As far as a recommendation, in terms of Thumbs Up, I give it at least 1, maybe even close to 1.5 but that's as far as I'll go. It kept us entertained.

Looking forward to the next season of "Reacher" and one other series that escapes me right now, that is dropping a new season this year. Not sure when either is supposed to drop just yet

We also just finished The Night Agent. That was the first series we've ever watched on Netflix. We enjoyed it. Some details were a bit silly here and there but found it highly entertaining.
 

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We watched the entire season of Jury Duty over the weekend, very well done show. The premise is fantastic, it's a an entirely fake jury, fake trial, fake lawyers, etc., except for 1 juror who is real and thinks everything is real. Amazing casting and the unsuspecting real juror is very likable.

Go Jury Duty!!
 

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Reacher Season 2 wrapped filming in February but there is still no firm release date. It is based on the 2009 novel Bad Luck and Trouble.

Yes! I saw all that. For the life of me I can't recall if I've read "Bad Luck & Trouble" yet. I know I saw it on my book shelf last night.

Bosch: Legacy is the other series that I was waiting for the next season to drop.
 

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I enjoyed the mini-series "Beef" on Netflix. I am curious if anyone has views on the ending.

A) I liked this show a lot
B) While the final episode was pretty "meh".....the ending song (Mayonaise by The Smashing Pumpkins) is one of my all time favorite songs.
 

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A) I liked this show a lot
B) While the final episode was pretty "meh".....the ending song (Mayonaise by The Smashing Pumpkins) is one of my all time favorite songs.
I enjoyed the hallucination part, but I felt the final scene was rushed. Still very enjoyable and I liked that it was 100% 90's music.
 

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We may all be catching up on older shows this Fall if the Writers' strike doesn't get settled fairly soon. Lots of reports out already about delays being caused to the new seasons of streaming shows like "Stranger Things." and if other unions refuse to cross picket lines, that could pretty much shut down all production.

and for Network TV shows, this is typically the time where scripts would be written so that shows could do into production this Summer.

disclaimer - I have a niece who writes for TV. she was waiting to find out if a series proposal of hers was going to be picked up by one of the networks - so my entire family is watching this situation pretty closely.
 

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Looking forward to the next season of "Reacher" and one other series that escapes me right now, that is dropping a new season this year. Not sure when either is supposed to drop just yet
Based on your advice, I watched the first episode of Reacher last night at about 9pm. At a bit before 1am, I turned off partway in the 4th episode to finally make myself go to bed. Really enjoying it so far, thanks for the recommendation! Really enjoying it so far.
 

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Used the two free months of Apple+ to catch up on Ted Lasso so we started watching Shrinking with Jason Segel and Harrison Ford. Pretty funny a few episodes in.
 


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I have seen all 6 episodes up to this point (I think there 2 left) of A Small Light. The 100% Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score from critics is justified, in my opinion.

It's a telling of the Anne Frank story, but from the perspective of those that helped the Jews & resistance in Amsterdam.


I expect Bel Powley to be in the conversation around awards season.
 
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