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Basil12
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  #2526767 21-Jul-2020 20:49
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Just finishing The Outsider, a ten part series based on yet another Stephen King novel happening in the middle of small town America. Has been very good even if a bit of a let down at the end.


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  #2526785 21-Jul-2020 21:26
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blackjack17:

 

I really enjoyed Snowpiercer.  The whole idea behind it is dumb (have not seen the movie) but it works.  I really got involved in the story.

 

Watching A Brave New World and while I will finish it, it definitely loses a lot (depth/soul/meaning ... ) from the book

 

 

where can you stream brave new world from ( or is it Plex :)

 

 


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  #2526829 21-Jul-2020 23:14
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Basil12:

 

Just finishing The Outsider, a ten part series based on yet another Stephen King novel happening in the middle of small town America. Has been very good even if a bit of a let down at the end.

 

 

Agreed. It's well put together.





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  #2526843 22-Jul-2020 05:55
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stocksp:

blackjack17:


I really enjoyed Snowpiercer.  The whole idea behind it is dumb (have not seen the movie) but it works.  I really got involved in the story.


Watching A Brave New World and while I will finish it, it definitely loses a lot (depth/soul/meaning ... ) from the book



where can you stream brave new world from ( or is it Plex :)


 



Stream? :)




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  #2526862 22-Jul-2020 08:20
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Currently watching Upload and really enjoying it. It's billed as a comedy, mystery, sci-fi and reminds me a lot of The Good Place.


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  #2529264 27-Jul-2020 09:16
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I often feel a profound sadness when a series ends, especially one that has run for a long time, where I have watched every episode. Criminal Minds series finale was poignant given how young I was when I started watching it and most those actors, I feel like I 'grew' up with.

 

The last 2 seasons were the best for a while.

 

This year for obvious reasons there hasn't been the usual new series starting from the established usual suspects and whilst I have enjoyed some of the series of the NF and Amazon Prime streaming services, they don't quite have the production values of say CBS or ABC I don't think.

 

 


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  #2529576 27-Jul-2020 15:21
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. . . whilst I have enjoyed some of the series of the NF and Amazon Prime streaming services, they don't quite have the production values of say CBS or ABC I don't think.

 

 

 

 

I think I'd strongly disagree with that statement.
One of the best things about Netflix in my mind is the production of their original series is usually significantly better than those of network television.
What's missing from a lot of original streaming content is regurgitated, formulaic story lines and characters.




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  #2529673 27-Jul-2020 16:23
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Disney Gallery - The Mandalorian - Outstanding behind the scenes look at the show

 

Norsemen Season 3 on Netflix - always bizarre and amusing.





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  #2529916 28-Jul-2020 09:13
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I'm up to season 2 of The Man in the High Castle. Amazon Prime Video

 

For those three or four people that haven't yet seen it (I only discovered it a few weeks ago) it's an alternate look at America, if the Germans and Japanese won WW2. 

 

I've really enjoyed the first season and am totally engrossed in this show...I've bought into the characters and even the attempts to humanise the most evil of characters is a really interesting twist, in my opinion. 

 

9/10 from me. 

 

 

 

 





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  #2529940 28-Jul-2020 09:51
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Wow, what a crazy idea for a book, and it won an award. I'll definitely check it out, tks.


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  #2529999 28-Jul-2020 11:09
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tdgeek:

 

Wow, what a crazy idea for a book, and it won an award. I'll definitely check it out, tks.

 

 

You could check more TV series using similar ideas out of the alternative history (or alternate history) subgenres of literature.


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  #2530018 28-Jul-2020 11:47
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Another recent series in a similar space is A History of America, based on the Philip Roth novel and created by David Simon (he of the GSEM - The Wire). Kim Hill interviewed him on this a couple of months back.

The premise is Charles Lindbergh beats Roosevelt to become president in 1940. While clearly not written to have parallels with the current state of the US (think it was in response to Iraq), many have apparently made the connection!

I've watched one episode but my wife found it somewhat forboding and depressing so we haven't watched more.

How have others found this?

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  #2530022 28-Jul-2020 12:06
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tdgeek:

Wow, what a crazy idea for a book, and it won an award. I'll definitely check it out, tks.


The book is worth a read but I actually found it slightly disappointing compared to the TV series. Funnily enough I had the same experience with Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep, I find Philip K Dick’s writing hasn’t aged well and his characters are often not likeable.
Just finished reading Altered Carbon and looking forward to watching that

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  #2530035 28-Jul-2020 12:40
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Handsomedan:

 

I'm up to season 2 of The Man in the High Castle. Amazon Prime Video

 

For those three or four people that haven't yet seen it (I only discovered it a few weeks ago) it's an alternate look at America, if the Germans and Japanese won WW2. 

 

I've really enjoyed the first season and am totally engrossed in this show...I've bought into the characters and even the attempts to humanise the most evil of characters is a really interesting twist, in my opinion. 

 

9/10 from me. 

 

 

 

 

I was watching this and really quite enjoying it - until (I think in S2) they started talking about parallel universes, at which point I lost interest and never went back.





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  #2530202 28-Jul-2020 15:31
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jonathan18: Another recent series in a similar space is A History of America, based on the Philip Roth novel and created by David Simon (he of the GSEM - The Wire). Kim Hill interviewed him on this a couple of months back.

The premise is Charles Lindbergh beats Roosevelt to become president in 1940. While clearly not written to have parallels with the current state of the US (think it was in response to Iraq), many have apparently made the connection!

I've watched one episode but my wife found it somewhat forboding and depressing so we haven't watched more.

How have others found this?

 

Do you mean The Plot Against America? I watched it and really liked it. I was hoping for a second series but I don't think that's likely since there's no more source material to use.


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