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  # 2167055 24-Jan-2019 17:56
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@finewine mentioned the site

 

www.finder.com/nz/amazon-prime-tv-shows


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  # 2167077 24-Jan-2019 18:08
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dazhann:

 

@finewine mentioned the site

 

www.finder.com/nz/amazon-prime-tv-shows

 

 

Cheers for that, not a bad selection might be worth a look for USD$2.99





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  # 2167079 24-Jan-2019 18:09
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Yeah with expanse coming on the 8 Feb all the better


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  # 2167130 24-Jan-2019 19:28
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netflix punisher series 2, they finally got the pacing right ! tome is still all over the place and tv frank castle is a bit of a wimp  7/10

 



I agree all over the place, the plot is a little loose, but that might be a good thing as season 1 was  "The Punisher", much like Ryan Phillipe in the "Shooter" but I feel Shooter is a bit tighter.

I dont think though Frank is a wimp, hes a bad ass, who goes out single handed at night to take out 13 trained assasins when the cops are all shuddering in fear? :-)
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still watered down compared to some of the later comics

 

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  # 2169617 29-Jan-2019 13:51
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Following all that I saw the latest season of Only Connect has just finished so we started watched that - if you haven't seen it, it's the most complicated quiz show I've ever seen.  It's like a cryptic crossword in video form.  So cool to see the teams solve some of the puzzles, I sit there with a WTF look on my face most of the time.  Now we're also watching the latest season of University Challenge :)

 

 

My wife and I are long time fans of Only Connect - greatest TV quiz show ever.  Victoria Coren-Mitchell is great as the host, and her intros are some of the most sly in-jokes ever.  If I even get one question right in an episode, it's cause for fist-pumping, in a way that every other quiz show just doesn't induce.  Then there are the eye-rolling questions, where the connections are so damn obscure or specialist that it's bizarre to imagine that anyone could get it.  And then a team gets it on the second clue!  And then there's the cathartic missing vowels round at the end, where I get to feel superior for spotting it a fraction of a second ahead of the team on screen. :)


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  # 2169623 29-Jan-2019 14:01
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I just finished watching the final season (6) of The Americans.

 

This has to be one of the finest TV drama shows in decades.  I love it's slow burn, the nuance, the beauty of the cinematography, the taut action and the tense drama, the character development.  I remarked to my wife (who hasn't watched it but has picked up things peripherally) that I can't think of another TV show where they can have scenes running for nearly 10 minutes with no dialogue or significant music, and still captivate the viewer.  This definitely is not a show to watch in the background.

 

I also love how it didn't insult the viewer's intelligence, and endlessly recap things or go into deep exposition.  Often, characters appear without any kind of introduction, and it's up to the viewer to work things out.  I'm now itching to go back to season 1 and watch it all over again - there's bound to be heaps that comes across in a second or even third viewing.  In fact, I'd love a novelisation of the show, something that gives the reader a chance to draw out all the details at their own pace.

 

The core cast are absolutely fantastic.  Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell totally deserve awards for their performance, and while they've been nominated a few times they've never actually won, which I think it a crime.  Noah Emmerich also does an incredible job as FBI agent Stan Beeman.  He captures the stoic G-Man role perfectly, while still reflecting his fractured relationships with his wife and son, and the impact this has on his professional life.

 

The finale was also that rare thing - a fantastic episode of TV which resolved enough of the core storyline to be satisfying, without pandering to the need to answer every question.  I love that they were never cancelled, or under threat of cancellation, and had to wrap things up fast; or that they went on too long and went out on a low point; they captured a very tidy arc of story over six years (longer in story time) and sixty episodes.  It's also nice that it was done in the "medium" format of 10 episode seasons, rather than the frankly bloated 22 episode runs that most US shows run for.  

 

 


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  # 2169625 29-Jan-2019 14:02
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dazhann:

 

@finewine mentioned the site

 

www.finder.com/nz/amazon-prime-tv-shows

 

 

I just had a look, and it reckons there are 0 TV shows on Amazon Prime.  Seems like something's wrong with the website?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2169632 29-Jan-2019 14:14
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dazhann:

 

@finewine mentioned the site

 

www.finder.com/nz/amazon-prime-tv-shows

 

I just had a look, and it reckons there are 0 TV shows on Amazon Prime.  Seems like something's wrong with the website?

 

Still works for me. Try the following:

 

https://www.finder.com/nz/amazon-prime-video-best-tv-shows

 

https://www.finder.com/nz/internet-tv/amazon-prime-video-nz

 

 





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  # 2169634 29-Jan-2019 14:23
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Both those links work, and the "Best TV Shows" one does show me the top 10, but I was hoping for a complete catalogue.  The second link just describes the service generally.  There is a page which supposedly has the full catalogue, here.  But when I go to that page it just says "0 shows available" even when I search for something which is obviously there (e.g. The Grand Tour).

 

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  # 2169637 29-Jan-2019 14:33
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Amazon have stopped there free Prime trials FYI.

Just watched Punisher Ep12, semi spoiler alert. The Ambulance scene is awesome. 8.5/10


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  # 2169638 29-Jan-2019 14:34
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Lizard1977:

 

Both those links work, and the "Best TV Shows" one does show me the top 10, but I was hoping for a complete catalogue.  The second link just describes the service generally.  There is a page which supposedly has the full catalogue, here.  But when I go to that page it just says "0 shows available" even when I search for something which is obviously there (e.g. The Grand Tour).

 

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Sorry you are quite correct. Did not read the very small print. I did some feed back right at the bottom of each site.





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  # 2169686 29-Jan-2019 15:48
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I'll 3rd a couple of other posters here, DC Titans 8/10, enjoyable watch although violent in a lot of parts. 

 

Actually quite enjoyed the educational series on Netflix called "Explained" with short ~18-20 minute episodes about all sorts of things, from the world's water crisis, to what is crypto-currency, political correctness, extraterrestrial life, to the female orgasm :-) and many others. They're short little docos that pack a lot of punch into the short 20 odd minute time they run for.

 

 





 

 


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  # 2169911 29-Jan-2019 20:27
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A million little things. Wow, powerful stuff. If you like This is us, then this is in the same vein sort of I think. 

 

 

 

Orville Season 2, Eps 1-3. It's missing the keynotes for me already this season, the stuff that made it so good, hopefully, it gets better. 

 

 


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  # 2171329 1-Feb-2019 15:52
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A bit off-subject, but a movie getting attention at Sundance

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900052995/movie-review-apollo-11-sundance-film-festival-2019-neil-armstrong-buzz-aldrin.html

Movie review: Sundance's immersive 'Apollo 11' takes audiences to the moon and back

ARK CITY — As the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing approaches later this summer, moviegoers have been blessed with an abundance of related riches. Last year, Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” told the story of the first man to set foot on the lunar surface, and now, a new documentary is re-creating the tale in a new light.

Featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Todd Douglas Miller’s “Apollo 11” is an inspiring and mesmerizing 90-minute re-creation of the historic mission, constructed out of footage shot during the monumental event.


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