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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #135 on: April 19, 2020, 01:08:29 PM »
That reminds me of when I recommended Iron Giant for my wife to watch with the kids while I was on a business trip.  She called me with 10 minutes left with her and the kids bawling.  She was yelling at me and telling me what an awful person I am.  I told her to wait and see what happens in the final ten minutes.  I still get yelled at about that recommendation from time to time.  It's only been about 10 years for them to get over it.

Finished watching third season of Ozarks.  It was good.  My wife loves it.

On the side, I have started watching Big Mouth.  So funny and so inappropriate.

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« Reply #136 on: April 19, 2020, 11:19:48 PM »
That reminds me of when I recommended Iron Giant for my wife to watch with the kids while I was on a business trip.  She called me with 10 minutes left with her and the kids bawling.  She was yelling at me and telling me what an awful person I am.  I told her to wait and see what happens in the final ten minutes.  I still get yelled at about that recommendation from time to time.  It's only been about 10 years for them to get over it.

 ;D

seems reasonable.

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« Reply #137 on: April 20, 2020, 06:29:06 PM »
Finished watching third season of Ozarks.
We finished that up last week.  It was good, but Wendy and her brother annoyed the hell out of me this season.

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« Reply #138 on: April 21, 2020, 02:16:23 PM »
Wendy always annoys me.  I thought the acting for the brother was well done but his story line is too prominent.

Interestingly my wife is re-watching the first season and they foreshadow the story with the brother in a small way.

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« Reply #139 on: May 03, 2020, 04:02:34 PM »
That reminds me of when I recommended Iron Giant for my wife to watch with the kids while I was on a business trip.  She called me with 10 minutes left with her and the kids bawling.  She was yelling at me and telling me what an awful person I am.  I told her to wait and see what happens in the final ten minutes.  I still get yelled at about that recommendation from time to time.  It's only been about 10 years for them to get over it.
 

My 3 year old watches the iron giant all teh time. Which bit is the bad bit?

It rained for three days straight here over the weekend. Mr 3 now dances his way through the blues brothers (and yes, I'm taking the discussions about rude words on the chin)

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« Reply #140 on: May 04, 2020, 11:18:28 AM »
A bit of a spoiler....but the movie is somewhere around 20 years old..


At the end Iron Giant sacrifices himself to destroy the missile.  To all appearances he is dead at that point.  It ends when you see the pieces of him trying to self repair.

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« Reply #141 on: May 05, 2020, 10:52:33 AM »
Oh right, that bit.

My little guy doesn't mind that bit. He knows that the giant 'is helping everyone'.... and it probably helps that daddy gives him a cuddle about then too.

I see what you mean now.

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« Reply #142 on: May 18, 2020, 09:20:44 AM »
It occurs to me that the non-Australian members of this board who occasionally watch kids TV might not have heard of Bluey.

It may be the best aussie TV export ever. It's certainly my favourite show to watch with my 3 year old.

I highly recommend seeking it out wherever you are if you have kids. You may even be able to download one of the really really good episodes from random internet places.

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« Reply #143 on: May 26, 2020, 10:37:36 AM »
I've been watching Star Trek Discovery on CBS All Access.  I've watched all the Star Trek shows, and while I liked them all, this ranks up there with DS9 as being my favorite.  There are some things that you wonder about, considering this takes place about 10 yrs before the original Star Trek series, but I am sure there are timeline explanations online for things that don't seem consistent.  I plan on watching Picard after this.

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« Reply #144 on: May 26, 2020, 02:37:28 PM »
I've been watching Star Trek Discovery on CBS All Access.  I've watched all the Star Trek shows, and while I liked them all, this ranks up there with DS9 as being my favorite.  There are some things that you wonder about, considering this takes place about 10 yrs before the original Star Trek series, but I am sure there are timeline explanations online for things that don't seem consistent.  I plan on watching Picard after this.

+1. well maybe not my favorite, but definitely near the upper end of the pack.

you might be pleased to know that a spinoff with pike/spock/#1 has been confirmed.

edit: i really liked Peck as Spock. better than Quinto from the rebooted movies by far. the writing probably helped.
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« Reply #145 on: September 02, 2020, 11:30:40 PM »
so this is a LONG way away, but dang. they think big, i'll give them that.

Game of Thrones showrunners to adapt sci-fi epic The Three-Body Problem into Netflix series

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #146 on: September 03, 2020, 10:26:22 AM »
I am not familiar with the Three-Body Problem.  I assume it is a fun read?

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« Reply #147 on: September 03, 2020, 06:26:16 PM »
I am not familiar with the Three-Body Problem.  I assume it is a fun read?

three body problem is the first book in a hard scifi series (3 books) spanning from the cultural revolution in china to [too spoilery]. huge cast of characters. the first book is on many "best of" lists, won the hugo in its year. written by cixin liu, translated by ken liu (a very good author in his own right). starts small and gets really big in scope in the second and third books. if you like alastair reynolds or peter hamilton, you'll like this. highly recommended.

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #148 on: September 17, 2020, 05:01:44 AM »
I just got Disney+. Started the Agent Carter series first (I like!), but also re-watching Agents of Shield. So I should add The Mandalorian?
I'll surely re-watch some Marvel classics, and finally get to see the four star-wars movies I haven's seen yet.
No kids under 18 around anymore, any other recommendations?

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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #149 on: September 17, 2020, 06:02:13 AM »
The Mandalorian is fantastic! Do give it a watch.