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11 hours ago, THE DUKE said:

Everyone keeps waiting for Travis Fimmel to capture that magic he had in Vikings again, and unless i've missed something, he hasn't come close yet.

I just watched him in the Baytown Outlaws. Not a great movie but good enough to sit down and waste a couple hours. Andrea Braugher, Billy Bob, and Eva Longoria were also in it with the guy that played Riggs on the Lethal Weapon TV show. Their characters could have been much better. Feels like a modern day Road Warrior movie.

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6 hours ago, THE DUKE said:

HBO Max recommendations (outside of the obvious like GoT and The Sopranos)

Band of Brothers
The Wire (which I think you recently watched)
Rome
Oz
Mare of Easttown
The Flight Attendant (I'm only two episodes in, but solid so far)
Chappelle's Show
Person of Interest
The Larry Sanders Show
True Detective (Season 1)
From Earth to the Moon
John Adams
Arliss

 

Haven't seen but have heard good things:
Boardwalk Empire
Luther
Deadwood
Banshee
Miracle Workers
 

Looking through their A-Z list of shows, there is a lot of stuff HBO Originals has done in recent years that has not hit.  They just had big tent pole shows like The Sopranos and Game of Thrones carry their brand for a lot of years.

Rome was super underrated IMO.

Such a shame it got the can after season 2 solely on production costs when they were initially planning 5 seasons.

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8 hours ago, THE DUKE said:

Haven't seen but have heard good things:
Boardwalk Empire
Luther
Deadwood
Banshee
Miracle Workers

Warrior.

(Not gonna stop until you boyos watch it. Better than Banshee, IMO).

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3 hours ago, Ray Reed said:

Rome was super underrated IMO.

Such a shame it got the can after season 2 solely on production costs when they were initially planning 5 seasons.

Same, I’ve watched it twice. Only good thing about Rome being canned is they used the money for GOT.

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1 hour ago, Outpost31 said:

I’m watching The Outsider next.

I hate doing this to myself.

Ben Mendelssohn, Jason Bateman, Stephen King, solid start, I am setting myself up for disappointment.

I was out after the pilot's stupid twist lol

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10 hours ago, Outpost31 said:

I’m watching The Outsider next.

I hate doing this to myself.

Ben Mendelssohn, Jason Bateman, Stephen King, solid start, I am setting myself up for disappointment.

TV show was good. I think they did some tweaks from the book that helped.

I've said this before, I thought the first half of The Outsider book was one of King's best ever. I truly did. Then he went full King and kinda ruined it. 

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8 hours ago, Oregon Ducks said:

I liked Raised by Wolves. There were some high points and some low points but overall it kept me wanting to learn more about the world. Wild ending.
 

The acting by the kids was pretty terrible, though.

The whole series was basically a whole season’s worth of see-sawing.

With convoluted and contrived twists.

Basically an, “And then… But then… And then… But then.”

It pretends to know where it’s going without really knowing, and it tries some grand symbolic gesture to account for its meandering nothingness, and it uses overused symbolism and likes to pretend it’s telling something new when Ridley has already done it.

Kinda takes all the kick out of any of its cosmic horror for me.  The weight it was going for came across as a feather.

My opinion of it is almost identical to my opinion of Alien: Covenant and Prometheus, which is overbearing pretentiousness.

 

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On 6/30/2021 at 9:39 AM, THE DUKE said:

HBO Max recommendations (outside of the obvious like GoT and The Sopranos)

Band of Brothers
The Wire (which I think you recently watched)
Rome
Oz
Mare of Easttown
The Flight Attendant (I'm only two episodes in, but solid so far)
Chappelle's Show
Person of Interest
The Larry Sanders Show
True Detective (Season 1)
From Earth to the Moon
John Adams
Arliss

 

Haven't seen but have heard good things:
Boardwalk Empire
Luther
Deadwood
Banshee
Miracle Workers
 

Looking through their A-Z list of shows, there is a lot of stuff HBO Originals has done in recent years that has not hit.  They just had big tent pole shows like The Sopranos and Game of Thrones carry their brand for a lot of years.

Anyone who has taken a deep dive into HBO's catalog, should definitely jump back into "Oz" when they get a chance.  It is the foundational show which set the tone for all of the other dramas on the network.  

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Okay, so.  The Outsider is so similar to this novel I read once it’s not funny.

Like I’m not sure if there’s any way King didn’t read this novel and make it his own.

Except I can’t remember the name of the novel, and it wasn’t good enough for me to keep it.

King’s version is better though, so I won’t turn him in.

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6 hours ago, Bucketheadsdad said:

Anyone who has taken a deep dive into HBO's catalog, should definitely jump back into "Oz" when they get a chance.  It is the foundational show which set the tone for all of the other dramas on the network.  

Oz might have been wildly influential, but it weren’t no damn good.

Hated that ****.

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5 hours ago, Outpost31 said:

Oz might have been wildly influential, but it weren’t no damn good.

Hated that ****.

I enjoyed that one.  Certainly not as much as Sopranos or Deadwood, but I did enjoy it.  Rough subject matter, of course.

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