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« Reply #3115 on: September 12, 2023, 01:17:33 AM »
Started with the third and final season of The Leftovers, I'm two episodes in.

Season 2 was fantastic. Let's see how season 3 holds up!
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« Reply #3116 on: September 12, 2023, 07:08:57 AM »
Just started to watch, "A Discovery of Witches" on MAX. 2 episodes in.  It's very well acted and written.
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« Reply #3117 on: September 12, 2023, 09:16:52 AM »
Started with the third and final season of The Leftovers, I'm two episodes in.

Season 2 was fantastic. Let's see how season 3 holds up!

Oh….it holds up. Fantastic series from start to finish.
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« Reply #3118 on: September 21, 2023, 02:32:26 AM »
Indeed it was, I finished it!

Wow. Amazing piece of art. I must confess I didn't enjoy the first couple of episodes - "it's the final season, why weird and unconsequential stuff keeps happening? wrap up the story, come on". That was my line of thinking. But eventually the season came together and just like with season 2 I got used to each episode focusing on one of the major characters.

The ending was beautiful. The off-screen explanation of what happened was done masterfully, not every writer would be able to resolve the entire mysterious premise of a series with just dialogue, but here it just worked.

Season 1 was good, season 2 was amazing, season 3 was amazing. Brilliant series, better to have it this short than stretch it out over more seasons and make it boring. I almost applauded when the screen went black after the final scene, an honor I reserved only for Breaking Bad  :hefdaddy
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« Reply #3119 on: September 21, 2023, 09:05:40 AM »
Indeed it was, I finished it!

Wow. Amazing piece of art. I must confess I didn't enjoy the first couple of episodes - "it's the final season, why weird and unconsequential stuff keeps happening? wrap up the story, come on". That was my line of thinking. But eventually the season came together and just like with season 2 I got used to each episode focusing on one of the major characters.

The ending was beautiful. The off-screen explanation of what happened was done masterfully, not every writer would be able to resolve the entire mysterious premise of a series with just dialogue, but here it just worked.

Season 1 was good, season 2 was amazing, season 3 was amazing. Brilliant series, better to have it this short than stretch it out over more seasons and make it boring. I almost applauded when the screen went black after the final scene, an honor I reserved only for Breaking Bad  :hefdaddy

Yeah....it joins a small group of shows that actually had a really good, fitting ending. For me those shows would be: Mr. Robot, Battlestar Gallactica, 12 Monkeys, Continuum, The Expanse, Breaking Bad AND Better Call Saul.....all of which the endings didn't leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. They were all handled well.

And, I'll go controversial here and say the ending of Soprano's was perfect and fitting as well.
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« Reply #3120 on: September 21, 2023, 09:08:07 AM »
For the record I LOVED the Soprano's ending.  I thought it was (and is) top three of all time (and that has nothing to do with the song, though I think it was a fitting and appropriate song to play). 

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« Reply #3121 on: September 21, 2023, 09:22:39 AM »
Agreed with Sopranos.  Haters can suck it.
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« Reply #3122 on: September 21, 2023, 09:43:09 AM »
I was not a fan of the Sopranos ending, but it wasn't the worst.  People keep telling me that they die at the end, but I never really got that impression. I always just felt like "the Sopranos life as we know it, continues on" and with that I can accept and find closure in it.  In the moment of watching that live, I was livid though  :lol

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« Reply #3123 on: September 21, 2023, 09:45:16 AM »
I'll admit I didn't watch the Soprano's until years after it had aired.....I'm talking like I think it was 2 or 3 years ago so I 'knew' about the controversial ending. BUT....that being said.....when it happened I thought it was perfect. AND it had been set up from when Tony and Bobby were fishing and Bobby talks about what the experience of dying is like, and says to Tony “At the end, you probably don’t hear anything, everything just goes black."

I guess I don't know what folks were expecting. Tony getting 'whacked' was pretty much the only ending that show could have had? There's no happily ever after going on there.
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« Reply #3124 on: September 21, 2023, 09:46:08 AM »
I was not a fan of the Sopranos ending, but it wasn't the worst.  People keep telling me that they die at the end, but I never really got that impression. I always just felt like "the Sopranos life as we know it, continues on" and with that I can accept and find closure in it.  In the moment of watching that live, I was livid though  :lol

I'm pretty sure everyone involved in the show has admitted and said that Tony was killed in that moment.
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« Reply #3125 on: September 21, 2023, 09:56:32 AM »
I was not a fan of the Sopranos ending, but it wasn't the worst.  People keep telling me that they die at the end, but I never really got that impression. I always just felt like "the Sopranos life as we know it, continues on" and with that I can accept and find closure in it.  In the moment of watching that live, I was livid though  :lol

I'm pretty sure everyone involved in the show has admitted and said that Tony was killed in that moment.

Yeah I understand that, but not showing it, to me, leaves it open to interpretation.

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« Reply #3126 on: September 21, 2023, 09:58:35 AM »
I was not a fan of the Sopranos ending, but it wasn't the worst.  People keep telling me that they die at the end, but I never really got that impression. I always just felt like "the Sopranos life as we know it, continues on" and with that I can accept and find closure in it.  In the moment of watching that live, I was livid though  :lol

I'm pretty sure everyone involved in the show has admitted and said that Tony was killed in that moment.

Yeah I understand that, but not showing it, to me, leaves it open to interpretation.

Yeah....I guess you can decide on your own if Tony's brains splattered on Carmela or AJ....or did they both get big chunks all over them   :lol ;)
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« Reply #3127 on: September 21, 2023, 09:58:52 AM »
I was not a fan of the Sopranos ending, but it wasn't the worst.  People keep telling me that they die at the end, but I never really got that impression. I always just felt like "the Sopranos life as we know it, continues on" and with that I can accept and find closure in it.  In the moment of watching that live, I was livid though  :lol

HAHA (at the livid part). 

I don't know if they die or not, but I think you're right, Marc.  I think the point was... they lived an existence that was moment to moment. Their life wasn't the American dream in the sense that most of us know it - get a job, get benefits, get a retirement - it was something more transient.  Cash business, only as good as the last transaction.   I think that entire scene was a metaphor for their life, and whether they lived or died - well we ALL die at some point - it wasn't about the outcome it was about what they did to get there.   Whether it was that diner or the next diner or the hardware store or the Bada Bing, the next person through the door could be a friend, a foe, or a neutral party.  We were made to feel both the stress of that uncertainly (I'm pretty sure none of us have to worry about the next person through the door being strapped and looking for us) and the blank unknowing that we all have for our final outcomes (more or less).

I thought it was a brilliant take on life, as opposed to many finales that feel this need to wrap everything up in a nice neat bow. 

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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #3128 on: September 21, 2023, 12:25:00 PM »
i've never seen the sopranos. would y'all recommend it is i enjoyed the wire, x files, twin peaks, and twin peaks: the return?
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« Reply #3129 on: September 21, 2023, 12:41:51 PM »
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« Reply #3130 on: September 21, 2023, 12:45:10 PM »
i've never seen the sopranos. would y'all recommend it is i enjoyed the wire, x files, twin peaks, and twin peaks: the return?

I haven't watched those shows to compare, but I would 100% recommend the sopranos.  My gf and I did a watch through a few months ago.  She had never seen it and I hadn't watched since it aired.  It was an incredible experience to watch it again, we both loved it so much.  Soo good.  One of the best TV shows I've watched.

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« Reply #3131 on: September 21, 2023, 01:06:13 PM »
i've never seen the sopranos. would y'all recommend it is i enjoyed the wire, x files, twin peaks, and twin peaks: the return?

I haven't watched those shows to compare, but I would 100% recommend the sopranos.  My gf and I did a watch through a few months ago.  She had never seen it and I hadn't watched since it aired.  It was an incredible experience to watch it again, we both loved it so much.  Soo good.  One of the best TV shows I've watched.

Yeah....Marc is correct. It lives up to the lore and hype.
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« Reply #3132 on: September 21, 2023, 01:24:17 PM »
i've never seen the sopranos. would y'all recommend it is i enjoyed the wire, x files, twin peaks, and twin peaks: the return?

I haven't watched those shows to compare, but I would 100% recommend the sopranos.  My gf and I did a watch through a few months ago.  She had never seen it and I hadn't watched since it aired.  It was an incredible experience to watch it again, we both loved it so much.  Soo good.  One of the best TV shows I've watched.

Yeah....Marc is correct. It lives up to the lore and hype.

It's arguably my favorite show of all time.

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« Reply #3133 on: September 21, 2023, 01:33:57 PM »
i've never seen the sopranos. would y'all recommend it is i enjoyed the wire, x files, twin peaks, and twin peaks: the return?
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« Reply #3134 on: September 21, 2023, 02:00:20 PM »
i've never seen the sopranos. would y'all recommend it is i enjoyed the wire, x files, twin peaks, and twin peaks: the return?
Watch it with all speed.

i'll add it to my list. the length of it has kept me away previously

also i have played sopranos pinball (the stern machine from like 2005 or something) a lot and it rules. that is all
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« Reply #3135 on: September 21, 2023, 03:09:56 PM »
i've never seen the sopranos. would y'all recommend it is i enjoyed the wire, x files, twin peaks, and twin peaks: the return?

I haven't watched those shows to compare, but I would 100% recommend the sopranos.  My gf and I did a watch through a few months ago.  She had never seen it and I hadn't watched since it aired.  It was an incredible experience to watch it again, we both loved it so much.  Soo good.  One of the best TV shows I've watched.

Yeah....Marc is correct. It lives up to the lore and hype.

It's arguably my favorite show of all time.

My favorite show, Six Feet Under.

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« Reply #3136 on: September 21, 2023, 03:21:12 PM »
i've never seen the sopranos. would y'all recommend it is i enjoyed the wire, x files, twin peaks, and twin peaks: the return?

I haven't watched those shows to compare, but I would 100% recommend the sopranos.  My gf and I did a watch through a few months ago.  She had never seen it and I hadn't watched since it aired.  It was an incredible experience to watch it again, we both loved it so much.  Soo good.  One of the best TV shows I've watched.

Yeah....Marc is correct. It lives up to the lore and hype.

It's arguably my favorite show of all time.

My favorite show, Six Feet Under.

that show has my favorite finale ever. it's the finale which i judge all other finales lol
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« Reply #3137 on: September 21, 2023, 03:24:12 PM »
i've never seen the sopranos. would y'all recommend it is i enjoyed the wire, x files, twin peaks, and twin peaks: the return?

I haven't watched those shows to compare, but I would 100% recommend the sopranos.  My gf and I did a watch through a few months ago.  She had never seen it and I hadn't watched since it aired.  It was an incredible experience to watch it again, we both loved it so much.  Soo good.  One of the best TV shows I've watched.

Yeah....Marc is correct. It lives up to the lore and hype.

It's arguably my favorite show of all time.

My favorite show, Six Feet Under.

that show has my favorite finale ever. it's the finale which i judge all other finales lol

100% with you! The Finale was epic! Spolier: there's no way they could have had another season after it!

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« Reply #3138 on: September 22, 2023, 02:23:11 AM »
I like how mentioning the ending of The Leftovers sparked a 40 replies discussion about The Sopranos  ;D

(One day I'll eventually come around to watch it btw)
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« Reply #3139 on: September 22, 2023, 06:30:38 AM »
I don't think I can be biased about the Sopranos ending, but I did love it. It did make for a lot of pissed off people at the time though, and a crazy summer working at Holsten's. We had probably 20 people at our house to watch the finale, split between two different rooms and TVs, and everyone's phone started ringing at the end asking if our cable had just gone out too :lol
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« Reply #3140 on: September 22, 2023, 08:18:03 AM »
I don't think I can be biased about the Sopranos ending
You sure about that?

Also, the Six Feet Under is for sure the greatest series finale episode of all time.
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« Reply #3141 on: September 22, 2023, 08:19:59 AM »
I don't think I can be biased about the Sopranos ending
You sure about that?

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« Reply #3142 on: September 22, 2023, 08:23:12 AM »
Well, I guess you can clear it up then, was there a big clean up of blood and guts?  :lol

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« Reply #3143 on: September 22, 2023, 08:33:14 AM »
Well, I guess you can clear it up then, was there a big clean up of blood and guts?  :lol
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« Reply #3144 on: September 22, 2023, 12:18:25 PM »
:lol not quite, but I did hear more than a few people who were in that summer say that they heard David Chase had originally filmed Tony getting shot in the head but that it got cut because the owners of Holsten's didn't want that kind of violence associated with their family friendly establishment. Which it's just mind-numbingly dumb to think that my dad could have dictated how David Chase ended his show, but I think that was mostly people just not wanting to accept that that was how Chase *chose* to end it.
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« Reply #3145 on: September 22, 2023, 12:21:28 PM »
:lol not quite, but I did hear more than a few people who were in that summer say that they heard David Chase had originally filmed Tony getting shot in the head but that it got cut because the owners of Holsten's didn't want that kind of violence associated with their family friendly establishment. Which it's just mind-numbingly dumb to think that my dad could have dictated how David Chase ended his show, but I think that was mostly people just not wanting to accept that that was how Chase *chose* to end it.

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« Reply #3146 on: September 22, 2023, 03:33:24 PM »
:lol not quite, but I did hear more than a few people who were in that summer say that they heard David Chase had originally filmed Tony getting shot in the head but that it got cut because the owners of Holsten's didn't want that kind of violence associated with their family friendly establishment. Which it's just mind-numbingly dumb to think that my dad could have dictated how David Chase ended his show, but I think that was mostly people just not wanting to accept that that was how Chase *chose* to end it.

 :lol thats actually awesome

That is; that's one of the coolest things I've heard recently, even if it isn't accurate (if that makes sense).

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« Reply #3147 on: September 22, 2023, 04:31:48 PM »
Just watched the first episode of The Continental (set in the John Wick universe).  To be honest a little underwhelmed by it, actually found it somewhat boring - but it's only 3 episodes and it did end on a point where I expect it to take off now.
 

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« Reply #3148 on: September 22, 2023, 05:33:35 PM »
Just watched the first episode of The Continental (set in the John Wick universe).  To be honest a little underwhelmed by it, actually found it somewhat boring - but it's only 3 episodes and it did end on a point where I expect it to take off now.
 

Totally forgot about this one. Will probably Lu just let the three come out and binge it all at once.
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« Reply #3149 on: September 23, 2023, 06:08:00 PM »
Band of Brothers.  I've never seen this, despite it coming out in the late 90's/early 2000's.  Only two episodes in and it's amazing.