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Sam the Cinema Snob

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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2280 on: November 13, 2019, 11:13:15 PM »
Yea, the guy's toxic.

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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2281 on: November 15, 2019, 10:37:15 PM »
The World According to Jeff Goldblum has a big problem at its center. It seems the very qualities that make you think Goldblum would make a great host for such a series, actually make him a terrible one. He's so eccentric (and too often filmed in extreme close-up) that the result is more off-putting. A learned a few fascinating details about ice cream, but I had to endure a lot of talk that sounded like the words of a comic on mushrooms. It turns out the character Jeff Goldblum plays the least effectively is this improv version of himself.
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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2282 on: November 16, 2019, 09:22:11 PM »
Re: Maher

I don't catch every episode so I may have missed earlier instances when he expressed anti-vax ideas. There was a recent episode however where he had a guest on that shared his opinion on the subject. Keeping in mind that this is the only time I can recall hearing him speak on the subject, his views on vaccines seemed very mild to me. I don't think he ever said not to get vaccines, just that we don't have perfect knowledge about some exceedingly rare but possible side effects that may exist. After the discussion it would have felt like a reach for me to put him in the anti-vax camp. It just seemed like he was cautioning against viewing vaccines as zero risk, but not avoid them. At worst it felt like a point not worth making, but I suspect he's reacting to what he perceives as blind faith... something that gets his guard up regardless of the subject matter.

I imagine he is more aligned with Tim Ferris in regards to Islam. I vaguely recall that exchange. I don't recall his race or gender views. I guess it hasn't come up in recent weeks.

I think his concern over what could happen if Trump lost the election is scarily possible. i.e. "fake news", refusal to leave, spark an armed stand-off, and who knows what else. I'm glad he hasn't dropped this point and brings it up every episode. He's also loud on the environment. So he's positions I agree with too.

I come back to it because every now and then you get a particularly good guest, or thoughtful exchange, or whatever else. My least favourite part of the show is the crowd generally.

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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2283 on: December 07, 2019, 10:36:56 PM »
The World According to Jeff Goldblum has a big problem at its center. It seems the very qualities that make you think Goldblum would make a great host for such a series, actually make him a terrible one. He's so eccentric (and too often filmed in extreme close-up) that the result is more off-putting. A learned a few fascinating details about ice cream, but I had to endure a lot of talk that sounded like the words of a comic on mushrooms. It turns out the character Jeff Goldblum plays the least effectively is this improv version of himself.

Agreed, itís literally too much Goldblum.
I didnít think that was possible...
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Re: Review the Last TV Episode/Season/Series You Watched
« Reply #2284 on: December 09, 2019, 12:08:08 PM »
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - season 3

While the show still has plenty of pep and zippy dialogue it's sorely lacking in plotting. Also, the show has always had a particular heightened comedic sensibility, but the supporting characters are becoming too cartoonish. Brosnahan continues to be a force of nature, but we're not seeing any new layers of her character. Alex Borstein is consistently great and probably my favorite actor on the show. Jane Lynch is just tremendously funny. There's a moment where she eats something that is one of the most unexpected, ridiculous, and hilarious things I've seen on television. Luke Kirby is great as Lenny Bruce, adding a soulful, melancholy, intensity that's very welcome. Midge's tour story line brings in the welcome addition of Sterling K. Brown as manager to Leroy McClain's singing superstar, Shy Baldwin.

The show feints toward actually examining these characters' extreme self-centeredness, but instead plays it all for laughs and doesn't hold them to account in any meaningful way (maybe rightly so in terms of appealing to the general audience). Unfortunately, this has led to each season feeling more inconsequential than the last.