What are you watching & why? (splain)

bluemax_1

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That’s exactly how I’ve felt about it for years!
Just last night I was going through my recorded shows and realized I never watched the last episode and had an epiphany that I was tired of forcing myself to keep up with it.
I not only erased the episode but canceled the series in my DVR.
If they’d have stuck to the struggle against the undead, failing or scarce resources, weather, disease, etc. I may have stayed more interested but all the show turned into was war porn of one battle after another with other survivors that played out so slowly that it became absolutely boring.
For me, it wasn't just that.

***** Potential spoiler alert for folks who haven't watched the show and are thinking of watching it*****

In theory if a TWD style zombie apocalypse ever occurred, I'd agree that other surviving humans would potentially pose a far bigger threat than slow moving zombies, as supplies and resources dwindle.

What irked me, beginning in Season 2, and then just continuing until I couldn't stand it anymore, I attribute to lazy writing.

For example, within a fairly short span of time, survivors would quickly learn what draws/attracts walkers, and how to avoid that and/or how to avoid being surprised/ambushed when searching an unknown place. Or they would've been bitten and died.

But throughout the entire show, whenever they needed to add a little peril, the characters would just 'forget' these simple things.

Other examples:
It would seem pretty obvious that post-apocalypse, firearms proficiency and marksmanship would be very good skills to have. Especially long range marksmanship.

Yet, when the group ends up where they're fairly secure, with a good stash of guns and ammo, not one single person in the group has decent experience hunting/shooting a rifle, and would teach it to everyone else?

With food being scarce, no one wants to learn how to hunt/track game when you have a member with that expertise?

How many times would the group have been in way better shape if they'd had multiple members capable of hitting targets out to even just 200-300 yards? I can teach someone how to do that in less than an hour, with just 3-5 shots if ammo was limited.

Sure, the show would be more anticlimactic if every time some 'Evil leader' starts their monologue out in the open, they got popped in the head. But once again, that's where creative vs lazy writing comes in.

OK, not everyone has military experience. Yet, when they DO wind up with members with military experience in the group, somehow, no one seems interested in teaching the group small unit tactics?

If you know approximately when and where a convoy of vehicles with bad guys is showing up, and you have lots of people, with lots of guns and ammo, and a rocket launcher... you don't have to know what the terms enfilade and defilade mean, to figure out a good way to wipe out the opposing force.
 
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And my number one over looked gripe, wouldn’t they all freeze in the winter making for easy pickings for the living. Snow and cold temps in Georgia are not an impossibility.
 
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As far as I am concerned TWD jumped the shark with the Negan beats you know who (I don't want to "spoil" it) to a bloody pulp episode. I haven't watched since.
 
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Gave the new Magnum a shot but couldn't get into it. Gave the new MacGyver a shot too but no...
I tried the new MacGyver also and after almost one season, it lost me. And although the new Magnum PI is only similar to the original. For some reason at least for me I became a fan. But I agree that their not the originals :)

I see we are both Judas Priest fans :)
 

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As far as I am concerned TWD jumped the shark with the Negan beats you know who (I don't want to "spoil" it) to a bloody pulp episode. I haven't watched since.

Took me a while to finally watch season 9, but over and done with now, and won't be watching it anymore...was so good for a long time but oh well
 

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I had previously recommended DARK on Netflix (German dubbed in English, SciFi about time travel) and was eagerly awaiting its second season released a couple of weeks ago BUT sorry gotta take that one back now! Second season jumped the shark for me as it got way too convoluted with added backward and forwards in time. I lost the plot line!

Then there’s the Last Czar (Netflix) about Nicholas Romanov and the end of the Romanov dynasty. It looked promising till all of a sudden I realized that it’s something called a docudrama and if you ask WTF is that, my answer is exactly! You’re watching a drama series and all of a sudden in the middle of scenes quasi historian types jump in and start blabbing on plus showing older real news reels. WTFFF!
 

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I made it through both seasons of Dark. It got twisty and confusing for a bit but all made sense by the end. I actually liked the way it ended.
Also watched “Black Spot” about a tiny mountain village with way too many murders. And something strange in the woods.
I’ll probably watch the new season of “stranger things” next.
 
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Some Netflix that I've like and finished:
TV Series type:
Lost in Space - 2018 - Very good!
Jessica Jones - I liked this from start to end.
Marvel's Iron Fist - OK - started getting on my nerves after a while bit I made it to the end.
Designates Survivor - Southerland is great in anything IMHO
Black Mirror - wowza!
Penny Dreadful - period setting - great
Ripper Street - period - pretty good.
Travelers
Pine Gap - great to see unknown actors doing a great job - good story
Maniac
Hemlock Grove
Russian Doll

Movies:
Layer Cake
Snatch- yoink! twisted Guy Richie. Loved it!
The Third Man ( Classic B+W with Orson Wells)
Tau
Ex Machina



In progress:
Stranger Things - not sure if I'll get all the way through this. Really, how dumb does someone need to be to crawl into a glowing tree at night in the forest. S.M.O.G. (Sweet Mother of Godzilla)
Nikita - OK. Spy / Thriller - but I'm at S3:E16 and it's starting to get on my nerves a bit.

I appreciate the tips on Peaky Blinders. I'll give it a go.
 

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Some Netflix that I've like and finished:
TV Series type:
Lost in Space - 2018 - Very good!
Jessica Jones - I liked this from start to end.
Marvel's Iron Fist - OK - started getting on my nerves after a while bit I made it to the end.
Designates Survivor - Southerland is great in anything IMHO
Black Mirror - wowza!
Penny Dreadful - period setting - great
Ripper Street - period - pretty good.
Travelers
Pine Gap - great to see unknown actors doing a great job - good story
Maniac
Hemlock Grove
Russian Doll

Movies:
Layer Cake
Snatch- yoink! twisted Guy Richie. Loved it!
The Third Man ( Classic B+W with Orson Wells)
Tau
Ex Machina



In progress:
Stranger Things - not sure if I'll get all the way through this. Really, how dumb does someone need to be to crawl into a glowing tree at night in the forest. S.M.O.G. (Sweet Mother of Godzilla)
Nikita - OK. Spy / Thriller - but I'm at S3:E16 and it's starting to get on my nerves a bit.

I appreciate the tips on Peaky Blinders. I'll give it a go.
Since you enjoyed Snatch, you should look up “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” if you haven’t already seen it.
 

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Since you enjoyed Snatch, you should look up “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” if you haven’t already seen it.

ABSOLUTELY!! It should be, IMHO, an all-time cult status favorite. And it is, indeed, all Guy Ritchie.....................

Thanks guys :)

BTW, I dunno if I want to get into Stranger Things and Mindhunter as the other one I was watching (watched an episode of each) but if I had to tilt, I'd probably go with Mindhunter --- Something about reenacting the 1970's and the 1980's era which I don't particularly enjoy as I find the screen resolution too dull, TBT!

I also watched The Fall which I really really liked (Netflix). It's a British production set in Belfast, Northern Island about a serial killer and a detective sent from London (played by the very sexy and often switch hitter: Gillian Anderson). I must warn you though that some bits maybe a bit hard to watch.
 
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Some Netflix that I've like and finished:
TV Series type:
Lost in Space - 2018 - Very good!
Jessica Jones - I liked this from start to end.
Marvel's Iron Fist - OK - started getting on my nerves after a while bit I made it to the end.
Designates Survivor - Southerland is great in anything IMHO
Black Mirror - wowza!
Penny Dreadful - period setting - great
Ripper Street - period - pretty good.
Travelers
Pine Gap - great to see unknown actors doing a great job - good story
Maniac
Hemlock Grove
Russian Doll

Movies:
Layer Cake
Snatch- yoink! twisted Guy Richie. Loved it!
The Third Man ( Classic B+W with Orson Wells)
Tau
Ex Machina



In progress:
Stranger Things - not sure if I'll get all the way through this. Really, how dumb does someone need to be to crawl into a glowing tree at night in the forest. S.M.O.G. (Sweet Mother of Godzilla)
Nikita - OK. Spy / Thriller - but I'm at S3:E16 and it's starting to get on my nerves a bit.

I appreciate the tips on Peaky Blinders. I'll give it a go.

Travelers is what reminded me I needed to build a Nixie Tube Clock...and it's a good show to boot;)
 

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Thanks guys :)

BTW, I dunno if I want to get into Stranger Things and Mindhunter as the other one I was watching (watched an episode of each) but if I had to tilt, I'd probably go with Mindhunter --- Something about reenacting the 1970's and the 1980's era which I don't particularly enjoy as I find the screen resolution too dull, TBT!

I also watched The Fall which I really really liked (Netflix). It's a British production set in Belfast, Northern Island about a serial killer and a detective sent from London (played by the very sexy and often switch hitter: Gillian Anderson). I must warn you though that some bits maybe a bit hard to watch.
Mindhunter was really good. The Fall wasn’t bad either.
 
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