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?

Post by YellowStreak » Fri May 17, 2024 3:21 am

Konrad wrote:
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Anyone else watch "Fallout"? I am not a video game guy, so I have no experience with out outside of the drama. But it is really, really good! The setting is a (delightful?) retro-future 1950's American -dream, complete with big-thick black and white TVs, Red-scare politics, cars with tailfins, and ...robots? But that was before the Bomb. Now it's mutants, cannibal scavengers, power-armored "knights", and the descendants of the bomb-sheltered elite who seem to be up to something...... Great characters, each with a totally unique history and origin, a tight story, good pacing, just enough humor and great cast. It is nice to see Kyle MacLachlan has aged with nearly as much grace and style as I have.
Fallout is fantastic. I think it really sets the bar for video game adaptions.
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Re: The Golden Age of TV. So, what are you watching?

Post by me_in_japan » Sun May 19, 2024 1:24 am

I concur - fallout was fantastic. I've never actually finished a fallout game, but I've clocked over a hundred hours on fallout 4 and maybe a bit less on fallout 3. The show did a great job of capturing the feel of the game, as well as being a very entertaining story all it's own.

Recently, I watched season 3 of The Bad Batch, over on Disney+. It was really satisfying, and managed to tie up the story of the Batch in a meaningful way. Whether you enjoy it will depend on how engaged you are with the greater star wars continuity, but it's one of those shows that gives stuff like the Mandalorian and Ahsoka their depth. Definitely worth your time, particularly the episode where they reveal what's in the vault. Probably one of the grimmest scenarios in any star wars show or movie, and it really makes it clear what kind of bastards the Empire are.

I'm also working through Gen V, which is... kind of a YT drama spin off from The Boys. It's much, much better than I expected, though. It does focus on a bunch of young uns, but it also has plenty of grim humour and 'orrible antagonists in it. Some good acting to be seen, too.

Oh, and I watched Blue Beetle, which was pretty fun, and Godzilla X Kong, which was daft, but Noah (aged 10) loved it.
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Re: The Golden Age of TV. So, what are you watching?

Post by The Other Dave » Sun May 19, 2024 1:32 am

I watched the first three episodes of Fallout before my trial Amazon prime subscription ran out. :lol: Man, they have a lot of dubbed-only movies on there!

The only thing I'm really watching these days is Delicious in Dungeon / Dungeon Meshi, which is real good if you're interested in funny D&D pastiche with surprisingly deep worldbuilding.
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Re: The Golden Age of TV. So, what are you watching?

Post by Konrad » Sun May 19, 2024 11:38 pm

The Other Dave wrote:
Sun May 19, 2024 1:32 am
I watched the first three episodes of Fallout before my trial Amazon prime subscription ran out. :lol: Man, they have a lot of dubbed-only movies on there!

The only thing I'm really watching these days is Delicious in Dungeon / Dungeon Meshi, which is real good if you're interested in funny D&D pastiche with surprisingly deep worldbuilding.
My daughter was saying it was really good. And she has good taste in geekery. So it's like a standard anime fantasy world stocked with perpetual, un-depletable dungeons and "Adventurer's Guilds" and main characters who are always shouting, "I must become STRONGER!" through dripping blood and gritted teeth....but they eat the monsters? "I must become...THE GREATEST CHEF!" I will have to give that a look.
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Post by ashdevon » Wed May 22, 2024 7:44 am

The Lord of the Rings extended edition. Again. 😂
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Re: The Golden Age of TV. So, what are you watching?

Post by Konrad » Mon Jun 17, 2024 12:37 am

I stumbled across, "The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin". (I may have to change my avatar now). A light-hearted, bright and cheerful Python-esqe romp of silly robberies, witty quips and needlework. It will put a smile on your face. https://www.google.com/search?gs_ssp=eJ ... e&ie=UTF-8
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Re: The Golden Age of TV. So, what are you watching?

Post by me_in_japan » Mon Jun 17, 2024 1:32 am

@Konrad - what are you watching it on?

Currently watching:

The Acolyte (and regretting it)
The Boys (and loving it)
Doctor Who (enjoying it)
current (2019) hobby interests
eh, y'know. Stuff, and things

Wow. And then Corona happened. Just....crickets, all the way through to 2023...

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

Post by Jye Nicolson » Mon Jun 17, 2024 5:54 am

I'm still watching one thing and one thing only: 光る君へ

It ticks all the boxes:

- Heian Jidai
- Watching them try to spin a year's worth of episodes out of some very patchy history
- Sei Shonagon

Definitely need to do a weekend trip to Otsu sometime soon, and maybe back to Uji to see the museum again.

I probably should watch Shogun but I think it would annoy me that the serial numbers are filed off the real history. Have been listening to/reading some relevant books again after hitting up Okazaki and Sekigahara recently.

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

Post by Primarch » Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:06 am

Well, I finished Shogun a couple of weeks ago. Visually it is really well made. Parts of it are obviously from actual events with a few names tweaked here and there, so if you are a history buff (or not), your experience with the show may vary. Some excellent acting from the Japanese cast though.

I just started Season 2 of Invincible, which is great. If you haven't watched it, it's a kind of light-hearted superhero coming-of-age story. It's like your favourite comic books have been animated in bright, vivid colours and brought to the screen in all of the original medium's over-the-top heroism. Right up until it isn't.
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Re: The Golden Age of TV. So, what are you watching?

Post by Konrad » Wed Jun 19, 2024 1:08 am

me_in_japan wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2024 1:32 am
@Konrad - what are you watching it on?

Currently watching:

The Acolyte (and regretting it)
The Boys (and loving it)
Doctor Who (enjoying it)
Well let's say like the Dick Turpin, I too am a highwayman. Apple I think?

On a similar vein, I watched a few episodes of "Our Flag Mean Death". The folks who brought us "What We Do in the Shadows" take a swing at piracy. Pretty funny.

I saw a couple of the new Doctor. I quite like him. A very flamboyant cheerful, sort of a Broadway actor vibe going. I expect him to break out into a song and dance number at anytime.
Ooh, is there a new season of The Boys? Got to check that out.
A buddy of mine told me about The Acolyte. Too bad (but not surprising) it is regrettable.

@Prim- I've heard good things about "Invincible" both the comic and the series. Just man...so....many....super ....heros......
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