Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | ... | 122
BDFL - Memuneh
64802 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1912685 4-Dec-2017 14:33
Send private message quote this post

Watching The Orville now and it gets better after the third episode. Interesting premise. Surprised some themes are actually quite powerful - the gendeless officer and the baby is a good example. Also the episode with the theological autocracy episode was another good one. Food for thought, with comedy inserted.

 

Also started The Exorcist, which is a good going back to the original 70s movie.

 

And Longmire S6 is on Netflix - final season.

 

PS. The X Files being released in January!





1244 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1915646 9-Dec-2017 13:02
Send private message quote this post

getting used to reading subtitles again ...

 

dark   8/10 in dolby digital atmos !

 

lilyhammer   8/10

 

missions   8/10

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


5801 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1915652 9-Dec-2017 13:19
Send private message quote this post

freitasm:

 

Watching The Orville now and it gets better after the third episode. Interesting premise. Surprised some themes are actually quite powerful - the gendeless officer and the baby is a good example. Also the episode with the theological autocracy episode was another good one. Food for thought, with comedy inserted.

 

 

Latest episode was very good too.  Interesting concepts about religion. 


608 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1915684 9-Dec-2017 15:31
Send private message quote this post

gehenna:

freitasm:


Watching The Orville now and it gets better after the third episode. Interesting premise. Surprised some themes are actually quite powerful - the gendeless officer and the baby is a good example. Also the episode with the theological autocracy episode was another good one. Food for thought, with comedy inserted.



Latest episode was very good too.  Interesting concepts about religion. 



Finding The Orville is trying way to hard to be Star Trek, it needs to be less Trek imo. Last episode was pretty much a carbon copy of the Voyager episode "Blink of an eye".

2160 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1915688 9-Dec-2017 15:38
Send private message quote this post

Shortland Street, Thursday/Fridays episode were quite strange and different.


1779 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1916348 11-Dec-2017 08:08
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Really enjoing The Orville, much prefer it to Star Trek Discovery.

 

I'm half way through the last season of Halt and Catch Fire, another excellent show.


2246 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1916349 11-Dec-2017 08:09
Send private message quote this post

Naked Attraction (TVNZ Ondemand), how the hell is this on TV?





Delete Social Media

 


My thoughts are my own and are in no way representative of my employer.


 
 
 
 


26 posts

Geek


  # 1916352 11-Dec-2017 08:17
Send private message quote this post

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel on Amazon - Started watching this on Saturday afternoon and i'm already 4 episodes in. Its fast paced, funny and has a lot of heart. 


5801 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1916479 11-Dec-2017 10:55
Send private message quote this post

throbb:

Finding The Orville is trying way to hard to be Star Trek, it needs to be less Trek imo. Last episode was pretty much a carbon copy of the Voyager episode "Blink of an eye".

 

Since I haven't seen Voyager I am pretty comfortable with my enjoyment of The Orville in isolation ;) 


1418 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1916748 11-Dec-2017 14:13
Send private message quote this post

Since going on parental leave a few weeks ago, have managed to watch a lot of TV (mostly in the background while changing nappies, feeding baby, playing on the floor, etc).

 

Designated Survivor S1 - 9/10

 

This popped up on Netflix and I gave it a chance.  The best way I found to describe it is West Wing meets 24 meets King Ralph.  The reference to 24 is due in no small part to Keifer Sutherland's involvement, except this time he's the President and Maggie Q is in the Jack Bauer role.  There's a strong West Wing vibe, particularly the fast-paced walk 'n' talk shots, and I couldn't shake the feeling that the plot took inspiration from the movie King Ralph with the near eradication of the ruling elite.

 

I got hooked quite quickly, and powered through the whole of season 1 in a few days.  I like the way the show confronted some interesting conundrums about politics, especially when grappling with a major terrorist attack that wipes out the government.  One thing I did find frustrating though, was the constant re-litigation of the President's legitimacy, wholly resting on his status as the designated survivor.  So many characters questioned his right to be president, without offering a more legitimate candidate.  It kept coming up, and I got so frustrated that nobody else seemed to recognise that as much as the President might be wrong, nobody else was less wrong.

 

Also, I was surprised they went with the traditional 24 episode season, rather than the more condensed 10-12 season shows often popping up on streaming services.  I think they could have been a bit tighter with the scripting, especially now that I'm starting to watch season 2, which seems to be devoid of most of the titular tension (i.e. the designated survivor issue) that characterised season 1.  Season 2, which I'm only about 5 episodes into, seems to be more West Wing than anything, and there's a lighter, more comedic note to some of the subplots that was completely absent in season 1.  

 

Stranger Things - start of season 2 - 6/10

 

This is bound to be an unpopular opinion, but as much as I liked season 1, I haven't been gripped by season 2.  I'm about 2.5 episodes in, and I don't feel especially compelled to keep watching.  I will probably get round to it, but it hasn't hooked me.

 

Star Trek: Discovery - 5/10

 

Similar to S1 of Stranger Things, it hasn't really gripped me.  "My" Trek was always TNG, and while I've enjoyed the first two of the most recent movies (which seems to share a similar visual style with this new show), the characters haven't grabbed me.  One of my measures of a good show is how quickly I can recognise (and name) the main cast.  I can do that with Designated Survivor, but not ST:D.  Maybe it needs more than a couple of episodes to get going, but I generally find most shows that I enjoy grab you easily from the start.  I think part of the problem is that Trek as I know it doesn't take itself too seriously.  It's also episodic and (mostly) standalone.  ST:D feels like it's taking itself way too seriously, and is trying to build a big story arc.  While I often enjoy shows with big sweeping arcs, it might not be the best approach to start off with that.  For instance, ST:TNG started with Encounter at Farpoint, generally considered average (maybe even below average compared against better, later seasons), does a good job of introducing the key characters, establishing their broad character motivations and roles, and setting up the show's premise.  ST:D feels way too dense and impenetrable; I appreciate that this may be a matter of modern storytelling going up against a "traditional" Star Trek format, and while I generally enjoy the way modern shows approach storytelling, this particular example hasn't captivated me.

 

 

 

 


1779 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1916768 11-Dec-2017 14:27
Send private message quote this post

Lizard1977:

 

Stranger Things - start of season 2 - 6/10

 

This is bound to be an unpopular opinion, but as much as I liked season 1, I haven't been gripped by season 2.  I'm about 2.5 episodes in, and I don't feel especially compelled to keep watching.  I will probably get round to it, but it hasn't hooked me.

 

 

Season 2 of Stranger Things takes a while to get started, I found the second half of the season much better than the first half.


1418 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1916821 11-Dec-2017 15:29
Send private message quote this post

MurrayM:

 

Lizard1977:

 

Stranger Things - start of season 2 - 6/10

 

This is bound to be an unpopular opinion, but as much as I liked season 1, I haven't been gripped by season 2.  I'm about 2.5 episodes in, and I don't feel especially compelled to keep watching.  I will probably get round to it, but it hasn't hooked me.

 

 

Season 2 of Stranger Things takes a while to get started, I found the second half of the season much better than the first half.

 

 

Good to know.  Thanks


175 posts

Master Geek


  # 1916872 11-Dec-2017 17:17
Send private message quote this post

Just finished season 1 of The Punisher, really enjoyed that 9/10

4431 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 1917016 11-Dec-2017 22:02
Send private message quote this post

The Grand Tour on Amazon.

 

 

 

They've listened to the public (and critics).

 

Much better than last season.


1 | ... | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | ... | 122
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07


LG Electronics begins distributing the G8X THINQ
Posted 24-Oct-2019 10:58



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.