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#27 Post by Murdoch » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:45 pm

I haven't been impressed with any of Amazon's original content (although Catastrophe had enjoyable enough moments largely because of its leads' chemistry) and Edge didn't break the mold. I made it maybe ten minutes into the pilot before switching it off so it could become amazing afterward, I don't know. From what I saw it comes across as a straight-to-DVD attempt at riffing on Tarantino, with hyper violence but instead playing off the bloodshed with an action blockbuster's indifference to it. I shut it off after the main character kills the deputy of a town and is immediately deputized by the sheriff while the body lies between the two men, both chuckling over the encounter. It's a scene that could be dripping with dark humor but instead just comes across as hastily written to show the main character as someone not to be trifled with and get him into his new position all in the span of minutes. If I try my hand at it again it will only be in the kind of masochistic hate-watching that these binge-able shows sometimes inspire.



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#30 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:40 pm

Finished the 2nd season of Bosch. It upped the ante a little, and kept my attention, but it's definitely following a stricter formula than comparatively more compelling programming.

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#31 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:59 am

Highly recommend Mad Dogs


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#33 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:47 pm

Full Prime is actually $10.99 per month, not $9.99.

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#34 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:31 pm

3 new pilots went up today, including The Tick. I watched and quite liked it, and think it will be a no-brainer to go to series.

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#36 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:56 pm

The first season of Patriot is an excellent mix of humor, quirk and intrigue. The whole cast is good, but this might stand up as some of Kurtwood Smith's best work.


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#38 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:11 pm

Is it bad that my first thoughts on this went towards the possibility of a sweet sale for Prime members?

But seriously, I'm kind of glad this got canned. The rep on Russell is just as awful as Weinstein's, and hopefully will come more to light next.

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#39 Post by swo17 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:20 pm

Has Russell been accused of rape?

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#40 Post by The Narrator Returns » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:30 pm

He was accused of groping his 19-year-old niece, but I don't know of anything besides that.


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#42 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:46 am

The fourth season of Bosch may be it's best yet. It cut a lot of the fat you occasionally had to sit through from the first season on, and might have some of Titus Welliver's best acting in the whole series.

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#43 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:42 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:56 pm
The first season of Patriot is an excellent mix of humor, quirk and intrigue. The whole cast is good, but this might stand up as some of Kurtwood Smith's best work.
It's 2nd season amps up those three elements but also goes down a darker emotional path. The addition of Debra Winger was quite welcome too.

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#44 Post by Matt » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:47 pm

Anybody else here seen this? I would have thought with all its echoes of noirs and 70s paranoid thrillers and its exclusive use of vintage film scores on the soundtrack, everyone would be all over it. Well, I thought it was great. Sam Esmail’s auteurist flourishes can be a bit much at times, but the performances are uniformly great, as are the production values. I never thought I would find myself liking anything based on a podcast.

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#45 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:23 pm

I kind of breezed through Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan over the week. On the periphery it feels like a TV-MA CBS procedural, but it has enough going on to separate itself from the limitations of those shows that I accepted it. John Krasinski and Wendell Pierce have good chemistry and are believable in these roles despite the big holes left by Harrison Ford and James Earl Jones.

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