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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2050 on: November 06, 2018, 03:30:54 PM »
Binge-watched Homecoming on Amazon Prime (U.S.), and I pretty much loved it. Stars Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James (recently seen as Jesse Owens in Race), and Sissy Spacek. All 10 episodes (~30 minutes each) directed by Sam "Mr Robot" Esmail.

One of my favorites of the year, so easy to binge (more half-hour dramas, please).  Was not super excited as I struggled through one season of Mr. Robot (because of the hype) before giving up, but I loved Esmail's direction in Homecoming, as well as the use of music (which includes repurposing bits of famous movie scores), and the whole cast here is great but mostly I'm high on Stephan James (and excited about the forthcoming If Beale Street Could Talk).  Apparently, there will be a second season which kind of saddens me as I thought the ending was a perfect way to go out. 

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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2051 on: November 10, 2018, 06:15:53 PM »
Started Sabrina. Didn't realize Ross Lynch was in this thing. Big year for Austin and Ally alums. Wonder what Ally herself is up to.

EDIT: Yowza, quite the fall for her apparently.

EDIT 2: I guess she's still kind of acting, so not as dire as I thought. Seems like she was in Lady Bird in some capacity too. Need to check that again to see where she turns up.
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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2052 on: November 12, 2018, 07:21:58 PM »
First Legion, now House of Cards? 2018 has been a bad year for once good shows now jumping the proverbial shark. This last season of HoC is a joke.

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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2053 on: November 12, 2018, 08:35:22 PM »
Counterfactual. Neither was ever actually good.

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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2054 on: November 13, 2018, 01:48:17 AM »
One episode of the sixth House Of Cards sesaon was one too many.
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I might remember it all differently tomorrow.

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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2055 on: November 13, 2018, 06:16:33 PM »
One episode of the sixth House Of Cards sesaon was one too many.
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Agreed - checked out immediately.
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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2056 on: November 13, 2018, 07:31:41 PM »
So you're saying House of Cards was a house of cards?

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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2057 on: November 13, 2018, 07:52:16 PM »
Deal me a new hand please...
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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2058 on: November 14, 2018, 07:44:12 PM »
Counterfactual. Neither was ever actually good.

With you on that one for sure.

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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2059 on: November 29, 2018, 05:22:15 PM »
Homecoming

Just binged it and was blown away. Incredible stuff. Great storytelling, great performances, and a bold style that is completely absorbing. It's also very funny at times. Shea Wigham has a moment getting out of a cushy chair that made me laugh out loud. Roberts's performance is stunning. Basically a perfect season. I'm afraid of a season two (especially after Mr. Robot).

Bodyguard

This is filled with cliché stacked on cliché, but it's so expertly executed that it makes for easy viewing. Seriously though, using former soldiers with PTSD and Muslim extremist suicide bombers should be put on hold for the foreseeable future.

Hilda

A truly lovely and magical animated series. Wonderfully brought to mind (and heart) Calvin & Hobbes, my all-time favorite piece of storytelling. It doesn't have C&H's sardonic wit and skepticism, but makes up for it with wide-eyed wonder and open-heartedness. Love it.

The Final Table

A standard, but well-executed cooking competition show featuring a strong cast of competitors and especially judges. The future of Netflix synergy is here. This features stars from Netflix series and many of the judges were featured on Chef's Table and now they're brought together in an arena that will grow new Netflix stars and round round we go.
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