The Golden Age of TV. So, what are you watching?

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Re: The Golden Age of TV. So, what are you watching?

Postby job on Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:59 pm

YellowStreak wrote:
kojibear wrote:
Primarch wrote:Season 3 of Daredevil was awesome and ended on a high point I think.


That's good to hear. I don't have much time at the moment - busy start to the year - but I shall make that my next series to watch. I just finished The Orville season 1. That was a lot of fun. Thanks for the recommendation Prim and Yellowstreak :)

Orville seaon 2 just started in the States last week!

I watched Bird box on Netflix. Not bad, some good ideas, but some of the characterisation seemed forced. I also recently watched 7 samurai again. Man I love that film. Yojimbo and Sanjuro are next, to be followed by Kagemusha, Throne of Blood and Ran.

Nice list of Kurosawa movies. Couldn’t agree more with your list. I’d just add possibly Akahige (Red Beard), probably just for one great 8 minute or so long-take. That and maybe Rashomon. Good thinking flix.

Not really a chanbara film though. Not Kurosawa, but Harakiri has probably one of the most fantastic final revenge scenes. There’s probably a scene that is too melodramatic for a Western audience, but good revenge story. Name really sells the movie kind of short.
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Re: The Golden Age of TV. So, what are you watching?

Postby YellowStreak on Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:25 am

job wrote:Nice list of Kurosawa movies. Couldn’t agree more with your list. I’d just add possibly Akahige (Red Beard), probably just for one great 8 minute or so long-take. That and maybe Rashomon. Good thinking flix.
Not really a chanbara film though. Not Kurosawa, but Harakiri has probably one of the most fantastic final revenge scenes. There’s probably a scene that is too melodramatic for a Western audience, but good revenge story. Name really sells the movie kind of short.

Watched Rashomon not long ago, which is why it wasn't on my list. Have to add Harakiri - it's been too long since i've seen it, i have it on DVD back in Texas. I just started Zatoichi meets Yojimbo as I haven't seen it before. Getting me in the mood to paint my Test of Honour minis when I get back. :D
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Re: The Golden Age of TV. So, what are you watching?

Postby Wiz on Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:25 am

Woo-hoo! You're the first Test of Honour player I've come across in Japan, outside of Fukuoka prefecture! You're going to love it!!!
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Re: The Golden Age of TV. So, what are you watching?

Postby YellowStreak on Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:23 am

Wiz wrote:Woo-hoo! You're the first Test of Honour player I've come across in Japan, outside of Fukuoka prefecture! You're going to love it!!!

I'm 'kind of' in Japan. While I lived in Nagoya for the last 6 years, I've been transferred to Texas since April. Although I've been back in Nagoya for about 10 weeks for family reasons.

I haven't had a chance to play it yet, but really like the look of the rules. There is a version 2 being worked on at the moment that will incorporate some of the rules that came out in specific boxed sets (like the ninja) and play with the dishonour mechanic a bit (including adding an opposite 'honour' mechanic where you take a short term disadvantage for a long term advantage)
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Re: The Golden Age of TV. So, what are you watching?

Postby me_in_japan on Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:13 am

Back to TV chat, I've been watching Titans on Netflix. As someone who has 2 kids who watch about a gazillion hours of Teen Titans: Go! per day, it is wierding.me.out. Like, seriously :shock:

A slightly more in-depth review of the first 6 eps or so would perhaps be: it's not bad, and the characters are certainly interesting. The acting is fine, the special effects (of which there are many) are acceptable, and the general gist of the plot is ok, but...

damn are they trying too hard to be edgy.

If they would just let it go and get on with telling the story it'd all be much better. Also, there have been a few shoddy pieces of story telling where stuff just happened because the plot needed it to, rather than because a character should do it. That kind of stuff irks me (I mean, when you watch a scene and think....mmmkay, I can see why the events had to go there, but the way they got there was...not right.

Anyway, it's fine and probably worth a shotty, and it does seem to be improving as it goes on, but still - a kind of opportunity missed. Again. *looks at DC sternly*
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Re: The Golden Age of TV. So, what are you watching?

Postby YellowStreak on Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:25 am

me_in_japan wrote:Back to TV chat, I've been watching Titans on Netflix. As someone who has 2 kids who watch about a gazillion hours of Teen Titans: Go! per day, it is wierding.me.out. Like, seriously :shock:

A slightly more in-depth review of the first 6 eps or so would perhaps be: it's not bad, and the characters are certainly interesting. The acting is fine, the special effects (of which there are many) are acceptable, and the general gist of the plot is ok, but...

damn are they trying too hard to be edgy.

If they would just let it go and get on with telling the story it'd all be much better. Also, there have been a few shoddy pieces of story telling where stuff just happened because the plot needed it to, rather than because a character should do it. That kind of stuff irks me (I mean, when you watch a scene and think....mmmkay, I can see why the events had to go there, but the way they got there was...not right.

Anyway, it's fine and probably worth a shotty, and it does seem to be improving as it goes on, but still - a kind of opportunity missed. Again. *looks at DC sternly*

Timely review as i just downloaded it.
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Re: The Golden Age of TV. So, what are you watching?

Postby Primarch on Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:33 am

Just looking at the cast photos for Titans. It looks like they had enough money for one costume and then thought "F*#@ it! We'll just dye their hair different colours" for the other actors. :D
I had a quick look over the IMDB page for the cast, which proved amusing. Obviously super hero comics and shows tend to have a lot of names like "[insert powers here]-man". But TV/Movie studios who have unnamed characters in the background tend to credit them as "Man doing [insert action here]". On the IMDB page, there is one actor listed as Drunk Beating Man and I'm not sure if that's his super-alias or not. :lol:
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