What are you watching & why? (splain)

Blues

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I go low, you go high... I know the game!

The quote is not about tempering 3V, do you recognize it?
No clue.

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Casinostocks Casinostocks there was a brief showing in the latest episode, the basement scene where the bad guys were hit. I think these "aliens" are very similar to those from the Chris Pratt flick "The Tomorrow War": Spider-like. All in all, this show is a bit slow.

Yellowstone aired and I enjoy every episode.

Kingdom (Korean) was great for a foreign zombie show in the pre-flint lock firearm era.

Fear the Walking Dead has drastically lost my interest, on par with Young Sheldon and The Goldbergs.

Foundation started strong, but is also losing my interest. Apparently, it is following the books fairly well. I would rather read them, in that case.

Thanks man. My comment was purposefully sarcastic and tongue-in-cheek because the series (Invasion) is super slow; excruciatingly slooooow! I will keep watching because I just want to see if it can be made even slower! They even managed to get the topography of their pretend Afghanistan incorrectly by shooting somewhere that has flat desert. Afghanistan is mountainous with high deserts! I tend to notice these pesky little things ;)
Watching the final season of "Narcos: Mexico" on Netflix. Will miss the Narcos saga once it's gone. One of the very best portrayals of international narcotics smuggling and their investigations to date. Proud to say I worked on, and with, some of the investigations and agents mentioned during the series.

Agreed. My fave was the original with Pablo Escobar but the MX continuation of that franchise is very good watching. Living here in San Diego, I remember all that stuff with the Arenallo Félix brothers and the pour over of their murderous violence here in the South Bay and the San Ysidro border area. I really ought not be laughing but it's hard to contain oneself just watching El Chapo and his ways.
 

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Agreed. My fave was the original with Pablo Escobar but the MX continuation of that franchise is very good watching. Living here in San Diego, I remember all that stuff with the Arenallo Félix brothers and the pour over of their murderous violence here in the South Bay and the San Ysidro border area. I really ought not be laughing but it's hard to contain oneself just watching El Chapo and his ways.

My primary work was connected to the Cali and Medellin cartels, as well as FARC and the paramilitaries. Later on, when things began shifting toward Mexico because our efforts in South FL resulted in things becoming problematic as a point of entry for the groups, the shift toward the Southern land border and Pacific seaports increased. (We worked the money laundering side as well as the drug side.)

It was a crazy time involving air smuggling ops, marine ops, and even submarine ops...not to mention layers of political, governmental agency and law enforcement corruption.

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Greg & Tom is by far the best part of the show, and it’s a great show
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(I have to admit I'm not enjoying the show as much this season as I did the first two.)
 

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Anyone watching La Brea? 8 episodes in and think I might be done. Wife gave up 4 episodes ago.
I made it through a couple of seasons several years ago when it was called "Lost." I'm a sucker, but after a while even I figured out it was just going to be a series of questions they would never answer. Waste of time.
 

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I'm watching "Mayor of Kingstown" on Paramount Plus. Critics apparently hate it. I like it. Three episodes so far and I have enjoyed them all. I can best describe it maybe as "Boardwalk Empire" meets "Oz." It is one of the most graphically violent TV shows I can remember, and if that kind of thing bothers you, you probably best should avoid it. I don't really like all the gore, but it's not a deal breaker for me either.

Why am I watching it? Good writing and good acting. It was created by Taylor Sheridan, who has a good track record AFAIAC, including "Sicario" (also very violent) and "Yellowstone." The lead actor is Jeremy Renner, and I'm a fan. Can't remember anything he's ever been in that I did not like . . . Ok, "Hansel and Gretel" was not great. Still, he has an impressive resume . . . The Hurt Locker, The Town, American Hustle, the Mission Impossible movies, the Avenger movies . . . I even liked his Bourne movie (which apparently, again, put me in the minority).

Supporting actors and actresses are solid if not spectacular . . . with the exception of Hamish Allan-Headley, who is very, very good as a SWAT team officer.

Seven more episodes . . . looking forward to seeing where it goes.
 

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Watched the first 3 episodes of Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time series that debuted last Friday on Amazon.

One word description:

Ugh.

Slightly longer explanation:
If anyone's read the series, I don't even know where to start with the numerous changes they've made, but several of those changes are deviations from seemingly small things that affect plot points later in the series.

Even though it's free with Amazon Prime, I'm not sure I'm going to bother watching the rest of it.
 

jlauffer

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Watched the first 3 episodes of Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time series that debuted last Friday on Amazon.

One word description:

Ugh.

Slightly longer explanation:
If anyone's read the series, I don't even know where to start with the numerous changes they've made, but several of those changes are deviations from seemingly small things that affect plot points later in the series.

Even though it's free with Amazon Prime, I'm not sure I'm going to bother watching the rest of it.
Couldn't get into the books, and was kind of hoping to hear good things about the show to give it another chance that way (didn't really like reading LOTR either, but liked the movies). But this is the 2nd negative review I've seen here, so not going to get Prime again just yet.
 

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I finished binge watching the heck outta The Last Kingdom. It ain't GoT and it doesn't have magic, voodoo, sorcery, dragons, yada, yada but you know what guys? It really ain't that bad specially for us who revel is sharp edged pointy steel. Lotsa gore and blood, stabbing, beheading, axes, swords, daggers, pillaging, plundering, humping, etc... The protagonist (uhtred) can be a bit much to bear as in overbearing at times but if you watch its with your ladies, he's easy on their eyes so they probably won't ask you to look for something else to watch!

I really liked the performance of the actor who plays King Alfred, the king of Wessex. I know this actor from other Brit series and things but he's really, really good in this one. Anyway, slim pickings but I do recommend specially with 5th and the final season to come to a Netflix near you in early 2022.

ETA: based on books and has some historical context but it is not real history!
 
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