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Season 2 of Shoresy drops on Friday!

Nevin73 wrote:

Season 2 of Shoresy drops on Friday!

Allegedly.

Are you ready? Good, cuz you're going!

A Murder at the End of the World starts out real strong.

A new season of Aqua Teen Hunger Force has started for some reason. Two episodes dropped tonight, the second was just okay but the first was really good. Feels like the year 2005 again.

GENTLEMEN! What a odd show to bring back.

I'm sure it's fine, but that was a show that wore out its welcome with me long before its original run ended, let alone a revival. Not because it ever got actively bad before I stopped watching, but because past a certain point, I'd just kind of had my fill of the kind of thing that it is.

My wife and I just blew through all six episodes of Obituary and had a wonderful time. It's dark, funny, twisted, and I highly recommend it.

My wife and I are watching A Murder at the End of the World and season 5 of Fargo as the episodes air, and we are loving both shows.

We finished both A Murder at the End of the World and season 5 of Fargo, and had an absolute bast with both. Fargo was excellent from beginning to end, but the last 20 minutes of the season finale might have just been the best scene in all ten episodes.

I also found time to watch History of the World, Part II, and I thought it was very funny.

Fargo season 5 was very good. It was definitely harder to watch than previous seasons. Jon Hamm was without doubt the most threatening character that show has ever had. The show also had a depressing habit of ending episodes on a negative cliffhanger. We almost didn’t finish, having a week where the main character is left in a terrible place and the preceding episode was dealing with such heavy themes without a lot of humour that cuts the show. Glad we did but I do hope Hawsley goes a bit lighter with the next one.

I’m having the same issues watching season 4 right now after falling off midway through the original run, it’s good but just so bleak and humorless compared to the preceding seasons.

Really enjoyed Self Reliance.

It was fun but the rules didn't make a whole lot of sense.

Shōgun Limited Series First Look

Oh hey, it's Cate from Monarch.

farley3k wrote:

Shōgun Limited Series First Look

Loved the original. I hope they do it justice.

Is there a way to watch (stream) the original? Does it hold up?

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Oh hey, it's Cate from Monarch.

Yep. I like her in Monarch so I’m glad she’s getting work.

Top_Shelf wrote:

Is there a way to watch (stream) the original? Does it hold up?

Justwatch.com says no to it being available for streaming. Nothing about it holding up.

Shogun

Guess I'm re-installing Shogun 2.

Rat Boy wrote:

Shogun

Guess I'm re-installing Shogun 2.

I really loved the original mini-series (back in the days of broadcast TV)

I watched the first 1/2 an hour of the new one. It sucks. It is certainly prettier but it is constantly trying to make itself darker and more dramatic.

Reminds me a lot of the new All Creatures Great and Small on PBS - ratchet the drama to 11! At all times, about everything.

farley3k wrote:

I really loved the original mini-series (back in the days of broadcast TV)

I watched the first 1/2 an hour of the new one. It sucks. It is certainly prettier but it is constantly trying to make itself darker and more dramatic.

Reminds me a lot of the new All Creatures Great and Small on PBS - ratchet the drama to 11! At all times, about everything.

Yeah there’s a really predictable cadence:

- introduce interesting creature
- describe its ecology and cool things about it
- oh no! there’s a predator!
- does the creature survive?!?!
- next

farley3k wrote:

I really loved the original mini-series (back in the days of broadcast TV)

I watched the first 1/2 an hour of the new one. It sucks. It is certainly prettier but it is constantly trying to make itself darker and more dramatic.

Reminds me a lot of the new All Creatures Great and Small on PBS - ratchet the drama to 11! At all times, about everything.

I watched the first episode and I loved it. I think they do a good job of introducing characters. They seem to be setting up all the characters quickly and then fleshing them out a bit more. I got a very Ned Stark vibe from Yoshi Toranaga. I also got the impression that characters will behave a certain way and do certain things because of who they are not because they need to do x to advance the story (unlike the walking dead). It is tough to keep track of everyone and their names (especially the names) but they are all easy to recognize. There are something like 8 different leaders and numerous people in their fief so it's going to be a lot of people introduced quickly. Honestly, I can't wait to watch the second episode. I haven't watch ACGaS on PBS but I think it would be difficult for me to disagree with your assessment more. To me it's like Game of Thrones in Feudal Japan so far.

Is it just me, or does it feel like Shogun's like if someone did a historical fiction epic about General George Williamson getting assist from the Marquis LaFleur?

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

Shogun

Guess I'm re-installing Shogun 2.

Hopefully the Shogun TV show has this level of trash talk:

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farley3k wrote:

I really loved the original mini-series (back in the days of broadcast TV)

I watched the first 1/2 an hour of the new one. It sucks. It is certainly prettier but it is constantly trying to make itself darker and more dramatic.

Reminds me a lot of the new All Creatures Great and Small on PBS - ratchet the drama to 11! At all times, about everything.

Huh. I had a completely different reaction. I recently re-read the novel and I find this new version is actually very close to the source material. I haven’t watched the Chamberlain/Mifune series in more than ten years, so my memory of that is pretty hazy, but the first two episodes of the new series are promising to say the least. I like their decision to make Toranaga the protagonist instead of Blackthorn, the casting is fantastic and it looks really good.

(I am a bit on the fence regarding the intro. It resembles a karesansui (zen garden) and reminds me too much of the Game of Thrones intro with the camera slowly moving across the stylised garden with miniaturised places and events.)

Shogun Episode 3:

Well of course Toranaga made Blackthorne dive 500 times; he wanted to wear him out before he actually challenged him to a race.

Liking it so far.
Being Portuguese I'm extra sensitive about the choice of using English instead of Portuguese, though I do understand not wanting a show with 100% subtitles for the native English speakers, who are the main audience. Still, they could have done something like Warrior to add some flavor. That first episode where they're supposed to be speaking Dutch and then Portuguese but all in English was a bit weird. Those Portuguese names (except Domingo) are also a bit weird. Speaking of father Domingo, one of his subtitles had "señor" (Spanish) instead of "senhor" (Portuguese). Nitpick, I know, but annoying.