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  # 1988281 4-Apr-2018 16:24
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gzt: The Expanse S2 E2. Shooting, space battles, unexpected twists. Normal service has resumed.

Babylon Berlin: S1 E2: It's all action now. Shooting, police, cabaret. The cabaret music feels a bit wrong for the period and the street sets are a bit flimsy looking. Enjoyed it.


I think the sets and locations look spot on - this series is the most expensive non-English language Netflix Original they have made and second-only overall to The Crown.

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  # 1989621 6-Apr-2018 16:46
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Deep State - TVNZ OnDemand = A former spy signs up for one last mission... but this time, it's personal. Hoping to avenge the death of his son, agent Max Easton finds himself tangled up in a worldwide intelligence conspiracy.

 

IMDb = What happens when a man who believes he has retired from MI6 is called back to do one more job to regain his life, only to discover that this job may mean he has no life to go back to.

 

Just watched the 1st episode (new episodes weekly on Thursdays) and this is shaping up to be your typical excellent British spy thriller/drama. (Think modern day John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) Mark Strong, of Kingsman movies as Merlin, is superb as the lead, Max Easton. This show already has various story layers to it so you must watch from episode one or you will not understand the various twists and turns which are already apparent and with more to come I am sure.

 

So far I am giving it 8/10.





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NETFLIX - Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' = I won't be so crass as to rate this very excellent documentary about one of the greatest horrors, certainly THE greatest murder, EVER. I have seen previous documentaries on this subject but this latest one brings fresh insights into this topic due to the discovery and release of documents mainly from behind the former iron-curtain in 90's.

 

We should never forget this, (nor others like it, e.g. Pol Pot), what human beings, the sentient species of this planet, can perpetrate on on each other.





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  # 1999407 19-Apr-2018 16:11
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gzt: The Expanse S2 E2. Shooting, space battles, unexpected twists. Normal service has resumed.

Babylon Berlin: S1 E2: It's all action now. Shooting, police, cabaret. The cabaret music feels a bit wrong for the period and the street sets are a bit flimsy looking. Enjoyed it.


I think the sets and locations look spot on - this series is the most expensive non-English language Netflix Original they have made and second-only overall to The Crown.

There are a few 'outdoor' scenes that were terrible and looked like a theatre set. Maybe it was bad lighting. I'm watching in HD not even 4K..

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Lost In Space - Netflix remake of the black and white sci-fi. 6/10. One and a bit episode. Really well made with excellent effects. It's a grown up story and then it does things like oh no soon it will drop to -60f and then has people wandering around in a wind with the top down. Lots of things like that loses a whole point. Grump grump grump..

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  # 1999415 19-Apr-2018 16:44
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gzt: Lost In Space - Netflix remake of the black and white sci-fi. 6/10. One and a bit episode. Really well made with excellent effects. It's a grown up story and then it does things like oh no soon it will drop to -60f and then has people wandering around in a wind with the top down. Lots of things like that loses a whole point. Grump grump grump..

 

I'm 4 eps in and it doesn't get any better from that point of view - all sorts of silliness, like diamonds raining down and only one cut on a hand? hmm...

 

 

 

But overall, I am still enjoying it...except the obvious - how come the Robot can say "Danger Will Robinson" but can't vocalise anything else?

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 2000641 22-Apr-2018 13:58
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Final series. A crying shame to end such a good program and in such a cruel way.

I enjoyed the earlier series more than the last one which struggled a bit to maintain the suspense.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2000644 22-Apr-2018 14:16
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Been watching lost in space too. The robot's pretty cool and understands what people are saying but yeah - only the one line. On the whole I'm finding it pretty childish with plenty of silliness thrown in. I'll battle through to the end of the season but if it doesn't pick up I won't be watching any further seasons, should any be made.


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  # 2000711 22-Apr-2018 17:27
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Killing Eve,BBC America. What a great show , A cat and mouse type show between a assassin and a spy , both woman. lots of dark comedy and great dialogue . Sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Only down side is that it is a weekly show on TVNZ On Demand.





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Got put onto The Good Place currently on Netflix.  Watched the first couple of episodes and couldn't stop.  Had to binge the rest.  Only short episodes and only 2 series out currently.  Great lighthearted laugh-out-loud comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously with plenty of plot twists and turns.  8.1/10 on IMDB which I would agree with.  





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  # 2000902 23-Apr-2018 09:27
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Just started watching Halt and Catch Fire on Netflix - S01E01.  I really enjoyed it.  It combines several of my favourite things - computers/tech, "history" and "period drama" - the "period" in this case being the 80s.  Characters are great, dialogue is snappy.  Mackenzie Davis, who I recently saw in the San Junipero episode of Black Mirror, is excellent.  And the other main actors - Lee Pace and Scoot McNairy have familiar sounding names, but when I trawled through IMDB I didn't recognise much of their work that I've seen.

 

Does anyone know how closely it hews to the actual events of that time, or is it playing reasonably loose with the history?


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  # 2000930 23-Apr-2018 10:36
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Just started watching Halt and Catch Fire on Netflix - S01E01.  I really enjoyed it.  It combines several of my favourite things - computers/tech, "history" and "period drama" - the "period" in this case being the 80s.  Characters are great, dialogue is snappy.  Mackenzie Davis, who I recently saw in the San Junipero episode of Black Mirror, is excellent.  And the other main actors - Lee Pace and Scoot McNairy have familiar sounding names, but when I trawled through IMDB I didn't recognise much of their work that I've seen.

 

Does anyone know how closely it hews to the actual events of that time, or is it playing reasonably loose with the history?

 

You must be watching Netflix USA as I can't find it in Netflix NZ so it hasn't reached our shores yet.

 

It looks good with good ratings on IMDb 8.3 & Rotten Tomatoes 91%. (It combines several of my favourite things - computers/tech, "history" and "period drama" - the "period" in this case being the 80s.) Yes same here, I also like these techie shows/movies, especially those set in 70's & 80's when I was slowly catching the computer bug.

 

This is why I liked the eBooks by Ernest Cline "Real Player One" (now a movie) and his latest "Armada" both 80's retro gaming, computing & music. Very interesting premise with Armada where computer games were designed to train young people and indoctrinate the population (Last Star Fighter - Star Wars [movies & games] etc) in war against aliens without them knowing that Earth was actually at war with aliens.





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  # 2001050 23-Apr-2018 12:47
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Lizard1977:

Just started watching Halt and Catch Fire on Netflix - S01E01.  I really enjoyed it.  It combines several of my favourite things - computers/tech, "history" and "period drama" - the "period" in this case being the 80s.  Characters are great, dialogue is snappy.  Mackenzie Davis, who I recently saw in the San Junipero episode of Black Mirror, is excellent.  And the other main actors - Lee Pace and Scoot McNairy have familiar sounding names, but when I trawled through IMDB I didn't recognise much of their work that I've seen.


Does anyone know how closely it hews to the actual events of that time, or is it playing reasonably loose with the history?



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I watched the first seasons a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. Then recently I found another season which was ok but disappointed me somewhat because I felt it had degenerated into a soap opera of the main characters lives.

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  # 2001060 23-Apr-2018 12:56
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Following the recent death of the creator of hill street blues, I have been watching it on YouTube and I am surprised how well it holds up.

Probably because many of the techniques which were ground breaking at the time are still in use today. Ie story arc spread over several episodes, hand held cameras etc.

I'm tempted to look at box sets.

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  # 2001072 23-Apr-2018 13:02
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Have looked at box sets already, would love too but we work our way through enough money as it is.

 

Quite fancied a box set of St. Elsewhere as well, and Law & Order, and...





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