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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2460 on: October 24, 2020, 11:56:47 PM »
How far into Schitt’s Creek does it gets as good as everyone says it is?

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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2461 on: October 27, 2020, 09:28:27 PM »
How far into Schitt’s Creek does it gets as good as everyone says it is?

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I think the key is to have started watching it before the hype. :/

I started watching it on Netflix a couple of years ago. I hadn't heard much about it, except maybe here on the forum. Catherine O'Hara was the big draw for me, along with Eugene Levy. O'Hara in Penelope does some of my favorite comedy work ever and I find her choices fascinating. I had also been watching some Christopher Guest films and liked O'hara and Levy's teamwork. They're like long time dance partners, where they anticipate each other's moves.

I struggled with O'hara's accent for a good 6 episodes. I just couldn't get into it, until I started listening to her closer. She's a walking thesaurus, finding the most oddball words to replace what everyone else on the planet would use. By season 6, I watched with close captioning, just to catch obscure words that I wanted to see what they looked like.

example:

“ How mercurial is life… We all imagine being carried from the ashes by the goddess Artemis and here I get a balatron from Barnum & Bailey.”

And yes, I had to look up balatron. :D

The humor around Chris Elliot grated on my nerves for the first few episodes too. Aggravation to the 10th power of someone doing the opposite of what you need him to is not my favorite humor. That all calmed down by and by and I wasn't bothered by his character as much.

Overall, I appreciate the lack of "drama" around LGBTQ relationships and I really like the character arcs. The family comes from a very superficial, disconnected beginning and slowly uncovers their humanity. I heard that they did a ton of background story work before ever shooting and it shows. There are some scenes that really pack a punch. The "Life is a Cabaret" episode in season 5 is my favorite. It earned the right to put me into an emotional place. I may have cried a little (or a lot).

 

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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2462 on: October 28, 2020, 11:18:16 PM »
The Queen's Gambit on Netflix is terrific!
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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2463 on: October 29, 2020, 03:49:59 AM »
Will try it out, stuck with trying to find something to start
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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2464 on: October 29, 2020, 03:56:48 AM »
Wait for wifey, she'll love it.

Also have you tried Condor the series? It's very well done as well. Not the same quality at TQG but still good.
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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2465 on: November 08, 2020, 09:02:28 PM »
One of the festival things I tried was a winners program from a different festival Denver does called SeriesFest, which is for serial storytelling, so mostly webseries and TV pilots. The standout was what presumably will be a web series, though I don't know when or where, called Early To Rise that is kind of in the Passengers universe, about a trio of space travelers who are woken up early during space travel...only they are stuck in their pods (creating an almost literal bottle episode). It works on the strength of the improve/sketch comedy trio at its heart.

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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2466 on: November 19, 2020, 02:23:54 AM »
Wait for wifey, she'll love it.

Also have you tried Condor the series? It's very well done as well. Not the same quality at TQG but still good.

We got through TQG in 3 evenings and enjoyed.  Haven’t tried Condor but not sure I can get her interested in that one.  Will see
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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2467 on: November 19, 2020, 06:21:22 AM »
I finished TQG yesterday. No matter how they try to visualize chess, and all the studying they do, being able to strategize that intensely still feels like magic to me.

On Culture Gab Fest I know they mentioned that for a long spell it looks like it almost glamorizes drug use as performance enhancing, though I do think the end message is that while she thought it was performance enhancing, it was really a coping mechanism for these deeper pains and her success earlier was in spite of the drugs.

 

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