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  # 2289724 4-Aug-2019 16:45
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I felt similar after half of e1. The later twists and turns got me to the end of e1. After e3-e4 I'm giving it a solid 6.5/10. I have a feeling I might watch again taking it to a 7/10. As a semi-binge it's working well for me. I'd put this easily equal to Firefly although Firefly was not sci-fi/horror and this definitely is - including the classic horror 'look behind you! look behind you!' moments.





Perhaps I'll give it another go then :)  But honestly even though Firefly took a couple of episodes to "find its feet" there was always a spark, something to like... I just couldn't find anything (like at all) to like in what I watched of this. 

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  # 2289725 4-Aug-2019 16:57
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"The boys" on amazon is excellent. Totally bingeable!  Beware ...extreme violence and nudity.  Loving how 'supermans' laser eyes slices people to shreds. There will be a season 2, but hopefully they don't drag it out too long though... many great shows jump the shark when creative gets stretched.


it has Eric Kripke running it and he Created Supernatural and he planned it out for only 5 seasons and left it after 5 seasons and if you have ever watched Supernatural the first 5 seasons were the best.

Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  # 2289729 4-Aug-2019 17:10
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I watched episode 1 of another life last night. Thought it was a bit meh. I'll try a couple more episodes but won't hold my breath based on the comments here. Ended up watching it as I'd started watching Ghost In The Shell (elsewhere) and that was super meh so I didn't bother to finish watching it.

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  # 2290020 5-Aug-2019 09:00
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Finished The Boys last night, and it's certainly set up for a second season so good to know that's on the way.


Yep, it's gory as anything, but the sex and nudity is pretty minimal and very tame - even with the episodes with those specific warnings I was struggling to see how it deserved them.


Interestingly, Karl Urban's accent became far more consistent as the show went on - seemed to settle much more into being British, rather than the NZ/SA/UK variability that plagued the first few episodes. Good to see two Kiwi actors face-to-face in a show-down in the last episode.


Am enjoying Blowing It (the glass-blowing competition on Netflix), but I feel it's been edited too much to bring it down to a commercial half hour. Far more 'learning' goes on for the viewer in such shows as The Great British Bake Off or The Great British Pottery Throw-Down, in particular where you see experts demonstrating in detail how stuff is done. In this series time is so scant we don't even get to properly see all the finished works let alone the production process.

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  # 2291607 7-Aug-2019 12:48
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The brilliant Indian Hindi TV series "Sacred Games" is back on Netflix with Season 2 on the 15 August.


If you have not watched Season 1 do so - this is a great cop show drama. Yes it is dubbed into English but it is not noticeable. It is just fabulous all round, dark & gritty drama 8/10.



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  # 2294531 12-Aug-2019 09:11
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Les Norton on the ABC or web.


If you like Aussie humour you will enjoy this.


Its based on the books by Robert G Barrett that came out in the late 80's early 90's.


Sort of like an Aussie 80's version of Barry Crump.

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  # 2294964 12-Aug-2019 17:34
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I've enjoyed these two brainy Youtube channels, which have a similar style.

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Recent videos

* The World War of the Ants – The Army Ant

* Tiny Bombs in your Blood - The Complement System

* Could Your Phone Hurt You? Electromagnetic Pollution

* Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?

* Is the EU Democratic? Does Your Vote Matter?

Facts in Motion

On occasion, a bit of rough language, like turd, douche, but again should be OK for anyone.

* The Science of Shark Attacks: Why Shark Attacks happen

* The Most Dangerous Type of Eruptions - Flood Volcanism explained

* This Animation Shows You How Small Atoms Really Are

* How Dangerous Can Ocean Waves Get? Wave Comparison


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  # 2301359 18-Aug-2019 20:13
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I admit I watched "Invader Zim" and "Rocko's Modern Life" as a child, so I'm obviously the target Netflix audience.

For those too young to have seen it, both always had an outsider's appeal, often with commentaries on corporation, mind-numbing jobs or public education rote / cookie cutter learning.

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus

Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling Trailer

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  # 2301367 18-Aug-2019 21:05
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I'm hanging out for the last season of Silicon Valley.

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  # 2301368 18-Aug-2019 21:07
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Didn't go any further with Dark, but have started on Stranger Things 3 - up to episode 4. I also noticed a few days back that season 6 of The 100 has dropped so I've managed to get a few episodes of that under my belt as well. Enjoying both.

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