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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1620 on: May 28, 2019, 09:03:28 PM »
Iím not fully getting the Chernobyl love. How do you make a catastrophe of that proportion such a dry affair?

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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1621 on: May 28, 2019, 09:16:58 PM »
There's nothing to be gained from doing a dramatic version of events when the drama is all right there in the events themselves. It doesn't need big speeches or arguments or even raised voices when you can have a scene like the one at the end of the first episode with the guy looking over the edge of the building. I'm planning on writing something about the show's horror elements some time in the coming week. I think that's another fascinating device.
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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1622 on: May 28, 2019, 10:05:57 PM »
...but I'll be damned if there's a better show than The Leftovers.

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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1623 on: May 28, 2019, 10:17:05 PM »
Iím not fully getting the Chernobyl love. How do you make a catastrophe of that proportion such a dry affair?

It's mostly the overfamiliar-TV-faces-speaking-English thing that caused me to skip this. At least The Americans had the Russians speak Russian. Heck, even Bryan Fuller's sci-fi comedy High Moon had half the dialogue in subtitled Russian.


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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1624 on: May 28, 2019, 10:58:22 PM »
The leader of the coal miners has a Scottish accent because ... coal. I can no longer watch a production like this without imagining Teprocís ears hurting.

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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1625 on: May 29, 2019, 05:18:19 AM »
Iím not fully getting the Chernobyl love. How do you make a catastrophe of that proportion such a dry affair?

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Episode three kind of burnt me out. Somehow lost a sense of intensity even in the middle of a crisis.

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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1626 on: June 14, 2019, 08:01:38 PM »
NWR baby!

EDIT: Full on #FBC mode here, though I suppose it's more #FBTV
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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1627 on: June 14, 2019, 11:12:01 PM »
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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1628 on: June 14, 2019, 11:47:15 PM »
It was a strong first episode, though one wonders if Refn is, at this point, a parody of himself. If that is the path all provocateurs follow. I suppose I will know after approximately 11-13 more hours. Feel like I'm on board regardless.

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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1629 on: July 07, 2019, 12:29:18 AM »
Without posting spoilers, all Iíll say is the Theme to The Neverending Story FTW.
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