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#1 Stefan Fredriksson

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 0951 AM

If you have not seen it yet, I really think you should give it a try - Titans (DC).

I started looking with no high expectations at all, but first episode got me hooked. This is like Daredevil/Punisher tv-series, but the first hero we meet is Dick Grayson.
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#2 Panzermann

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 1126 AM

If you have not seen it yet, I really think you should give it a try - Titans (DC).

I started looking with no high expectations at all, but first episode got me hooked. This is like Daredevil/Punisher tv-series, but the first hero we meet is Dick Grayson.

 

Something good from DC? I  am surprised. :blink:

 

 

 

Inhave watvhed totday nearly completely Sex Education on Netflix. Damn autoplay. No, not a how to cohabitate, but a series about the teenage son of a sex therapist and his woes navigating growing up. Getting into a cyrano de bergerac situation etc. Also he starts a business at his secondary school giving sex advice in the abandoned asbestos ridden outhouse. Still being a virgin. Of course he is all kinds of damaged by his divorced sex therapist parents.  Did I mention his mother is played by Gillian Anderson?


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 1217 PM

I read a positive review of it.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 1345 PM

I read a positive review of it.

 

which one? (no longer teen) Titans or Sex education?


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#5 Stefan Fredriksson

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 1457 PM

Guessing Titans. It has 8,3 on Imdb at the moment.
Though I can't say yet if it really is *that* good, or if people are so relieved that something good is coming out of DC(Netflix).

I remember growing up, and Batman (and Superman) did not kill people. As far as I can tell, those DC-days are over.
"Fuck Batman." :)
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 1813 PM

 

I read a positive review of it.

 

which one?

 

SexEd.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 2000 PM

If you have not seen it yet, I really think you should give it a try - Titans (DC).
I started looking with no high expectations at all, but first episode got me hooked. This is like Daredevil/Punisher tv-series, but the first hero we meet is Dick Grayson.


*thumbsup"* They are no strangers to killing and maiming and they are the good guys, relative to the others. If you come from stuff like Daredevil, it's refreshingly violent.
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 2007 PM


 

 

 

Inhave watvhed totday nearly completely Sex Education on Netflix. ...  Did I mention his mother is played by Gillian Anderson?

 

 

yes and she says naughty words :wub: oh Gawd  :wub: oh Lordie!


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 2151 PM

 

If you have not seen it yet, I really think you should give it a try - Titans (DC).
I started looking with no high expectations at all, but first episode got me hooked. This is like Daredevil/Punisher tv-series, but the first hero we meet is Dick Grayson.


*thumbsup"* They are no strangers to killing and maiming and they are the good guys, relative to the others. If you come from stuff like Daredevil, it's refreshingly violent.

 

 

IIRC, there's no way to know if Batman (original comics) killed or not. You see him beating the crap out of people, but none of the usual moralizing. So its possible he passed his red test.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 2207 PM

Batman isn't a central character in this show. The Dick is and he and his replacement are pretty badass violent. So is everyone else. Killing inculcated.
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 2248 PM

Has anybody watched Star Trek Discovery yet? I just finished binge watching series 1 on Netflix and found it surprisingly good.


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 0530 AM

Has anybody watched Star Trek Discovery yet? I just finished binge watching series 1 on Netflix and found it surprisingly good.

 

I dropped out after the first couple episodes. It had too many worn out tropes, the captain keeping secrets from the rest of the crew, that weird mushroom drive? I did not like it. Huuh all so dark and edgy and cameras are never straight.

 

 

I prefer the more positive outlook of The Orville.


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 0710 AM

Batman isn't a central character in this show. The Dick is and he and his replacement are pretty badass violent. So is everyone else. Killing inculcated.

I am a bit more than mid-way through Titans as of now and find it generally a solid show. It's really the Netflix Marvel filter applied to DC.  I very much like how they are not afraid to pull in other DC characters and basing episodes around them (the Marvel shows utilize a few cameos by other characters, but kept it fairly minimal). I very much enjoyed seeing The Doom Patrol appear out of the blue (Grant Morrison's run on Doom Patrol was some of the most fun and absurd comic books I have ever encountered, so those characters have a special resonance with me).

 

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 1627 PM

Rotten Tomatoes seems to be unimpressed with SJW Dr Who. There seems to be a slight discrepancy between critic and audience scores too.

 

https://www.rottento...doctor_who/s11/


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 0242 AM

Has anybody watched Star Trek Discovery yet? I just finished binge watching series 1 on Netflix and found it surprisingly good.

 

Awful. Stupid and awful.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 0246 AM

 

Has anybody watched Star Trek Discovery yet? I just finished binge watching series 1 on Netflix and found it surprisingly good.

 

I dropped out after the first couple episodes. It had too many worn out tropes, the captain keeping secrets from the rest of the crew, that weird mushroom drive? I did not like it. Huuh all so dark and edgy and cameras are never straight.

 

 

I prefer the more positive outlook of The Orville.

 

 

 

Yeah, they tried to make it all dark and edgy. It's not worth keeping it spoiler-free, they had a captain from a mirror universe command the ship to defeat the Klingons. And she's, like, "let's nuke them and salt the earth" type dark, and "i wanna have a threesome with that alien male and female" to make her really edgy. :rolleyes:

 

Basically they tried being like The Expanse but failed spectacularly.

 

It's a stupid stupid show and should not have been made. Awful. Destroys the entire Star Trek franchise IMO.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 0558 AM

You forgot the greek name and well looking chinese because Michelle Yeoh. For bonus diversity. (isn't she from Malaysia like Simon?) I heard somewhere that she is to play in a spin-off.

 

 

Another take on STD I read was to ignore that it was named Star Trek and compared it to Farscape. ERhm well no. -farscape touched on some pretty dark themes, but had a tongue in cheek tone while doing so.


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#18 Stefan Fredriksson

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 0330 AM

Punisher. S2, E1.
Frank dials bar-fights up to 12.
Starts off right after S1 ending, and delivers. :)

Edited by Stefan Fredriksson, 19 January 2019 - 0331 AM.

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 0515 AM

 

Has anybody watched Star Trek Discovery yet? I just finished binge watching series 1 on Netflix and found it surprisingly good.

 

Awful. Stupid and awful.

 

 

Well then.

 

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I'll grant you, there was no need for the Klingons to look like Uruk Hai and the mushroom drive was... different. Who doesn't like an alien threesome though?


Edited by Adam_S, 19 January 2019 - 0515 AM.

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 0519 AM

The third season of "Babylon Berlin" is currently filming, said to be based largely upon the second book of Volker Kutscher's Gereon Rath series - "The Silent Death", about a string of murders of actresses against the background of the change from silent to talking movies. I say largely because after binge-reading the books since Christmas, I realized that the plot overload of the first two seasons first noted by Harold stems from the makers cramming in elements from all of the books, not just the initial "The Wet Fish"; I think they were afraid they would get only those two seasons of the costly production, and stole everything they could.

 

Additionally, they overdramatized the backgrounds of the characters quite a bit to get the lush depiction and social commentary on late Weimar conditions spread out over all the series. Spoilers follow.

 

You have been warned.

 

This means you.

 

Yes, you with the innocent look on your face.

 

Whatever.

 

In the TV series, Gereon Rath is a traumatized WW I veteran, fighting his shakes with morphine after having abandoned his older brother to the enemy at the front, the likely ulterior motive being that he is in love with the latter's wife, and her son might be his. Of course at the end of Season 2, it turns out that Berlin crime lord "Dr. M." is actually that brother, who survived with a disfigured face. In the books, Gereon was drafted at the end of the war, but never sent to the frontline anymore; his brother died early in the war already, and it is mentioned his mother only believed it when she saw the body, so there is no doubt about his fate.

 

There is also a middle brother who went to the US before the war, and is dead to his parents because he didn't return to die for the fatherland like a proper German; Gereon sought him out after the war, and they regularly write each other, the brother sending jazz records which Gereon likes. There is no adulterous relationship like in the series. Back home in Cologne, Gereon was engaged, but his fiancée dropped him like a hot potato after he killed a spree shooter who happened to be the son of a local media tycoon in what may have been excessive use of force.

 

He was sent to Berlin to escape the following media campaign against him, not to fix a porn blackmail attempt supposedly directed at Cologne mayor Konrad Adenauer. That blackmail plot is actually from the second book, and not over compromising sex pictures. Neither is Gereon a drug addict, though he compromises himself by doing some cocaine in the first book, and later develops a bit of a drinking habit. The whole trope of traumatized, disfigured and left-for-dead war veterans is an element from the fifth book, "The Fallen of March".

 

As for Charlotte Ritter, in the TV series she lives in period-typical Berlin underclass backyard squalor with her family, including a mother dieing from syphillis, hiring herself out for day-to-day stenotypist work at police HQ by day, and as a prostitute in the dungeons of the "Moka Efti" club by night. In the books, she is a regularly-employed stenotypist with the homicide division, studying law to become a police officer herself; she is sharing a flat with her friend Greta, who also isn't the poor hard-done-by girl from the series, but the well-to-do daughter of a German engineer and a Swedish actress.

 

Charly's mother moved back to her hometown in the East after her husband died, and later turns out to be a Nazi sympathizer her daughter would probably have been glad to see die before she messed up her wedding with politics. The "Moka Efti" is mentioned just a single time in the books, Charly having danced there when she got called out to a murder scene in the first book. It's certainly not part of Dr. M.'s crime empire. The whole street-wise rogue girl thing is probably informed by Charly's later tendency to take on and take in petty criminal minors from Berlin's streets.

 

The Black Reichswehr coup attempt plot is a premature take on the fourth book, "The Fatherland File", which is set against the background of the 1932 "Prussian Coup" in which the Reich government under Chancellor Franz von Papen deposed the State of Prussia's minority government to further their aims of a centralized authoritarian German government - a step crucially enabling later takeover by the Nazis.This entailed replacement of Berlin Police leadership, including Jewish vice commissioner Bernhard Weiß; unlike his stand-in named August Benda in the series, he didn't die in a bomb plot, but did in fact escape the Nazis. And so on; I hope they will not overload future seasons the same way, having already fleeced the books for all they're worth.


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