What are you Watching?

Watching Yellowstone right now. On commercial break.
A friend of mine recommended it. I watched a few minutes with Costner, and pretty sure I will like it.

After Squid Game, everything seems really, really bland, but I found something new which is gripping.

Currently watching:

- The Boys. Brutal, dark humour, sometimes some serious undertones. Superheroes for adults but not just about them. Karl Urban, Starr and Esposito are graet actors. The actresses do a fantastic job too. Not for everyone, it's quite gory and this has become a bit predictable. Finally a good show to watch after Squid Game, which was so brilliant it eclipsed everything else.

- The Great. High production comedy extremely loosely based on a Russian historical figure.

- The Expanse. Well I still need to start watching S06 E01 - it's out! Very well done Space Opera, great pacing.

- Foundation. Previous to last episode was great, but I expected to like it much more. I think it's a meandering woke mess.

- The Wheel Of Time. Here again, I expected to like it more but there are pacing issues. The world building is OK. Could have been much better. Here again, 'wokeism' rears its ugly head.

Currently awaiting:

- The Witcher, Season 2. Witcher draws me in more than Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit did. Sapkowski is very good, very very good. While they made a mess of Season 1 (not just the wokeisms) by rearranging the timelines and sequences, I am expecting the backlash on this to make them reconsider similar moves on S02. I actually attempted to finish The Witcher III - Wild Hunt while waiting for S02 and did the main storyline. I now have some side quests left.

Sometimes watching:

- Star Trek TNG. I really don't care about Discovery nor Picard.

- Farscape. One of my favourites, but I haven't finished the whole series.

I think I still have to finish Firefly too.
 
While my better half loves to watch Christmas movies around Christmas time, I am more inclined to continue two hypercycles of my own design: one is about World Wars, and the other one is about Westerns.

Can you believe I still haven't watched Silverado nor some of the classics?

I must not be the only one feeling that there are very little new great movies and it has been like that for a few years now, right?
 

wg_ski

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2007-10-10 5:21 pm
A friend of mine recommended it. I watched a few minutes with Costner, and pretty sure I will like it.


Sometimes watching:

- Star Trek TNG. I really don't care about Discovery nor Picard.
Started watching Yellowstone on Episode 3. Been hooked ever since. Went back and binge watched occasionally. There are a lot of things you miss the first time thru - and things that happen way back in season 1 and 2 become relevant now.

ST:TNG was a mixed bag. It ranges from my favorite ST episodes ever to some real stinkers that make the original series look like renaissance art. DS9 was just consistently good. I have DS9 on just about every night on H&I.
 
ST:TNG was a mixed bag. It ranges from my favorite ST episodes ever to some real stinkers that make the original series look like renaissance art. DS9 was just consistently good. I have DS9 on just about every night on H&I.
It certainly is a mixed bag. Even Farscape has some duds along the way. I've resorted to skipping forward on the duds. I might even just grab a list of best episodes from the net and watch those only.

Forgot to add, we're also watching:

Black Sails
 
you might wanna check out Banshee. Certainly not one I’d share with gramma.
We have S01 on Blu-Ray and did check a couple of episodes out. Liked it. Haven't gotten the rest yet. We like to binge watch when we can.

Finished Black Sails S01 yesterday. It's going away on the 31st of December, so that's why we're scrambling a bit. Fun show.
 
Definitely with you on binging when the story and production merits it, even if it means delaying the start of a new series. There’s certainly something to be said for sailing for several hours on the momentum of a well crafted story arc. Right now our family is sharing Netflix, Prime and Apple TV+, and even as a retired old fart, there’s almost not enough time to healthily enjoy the offering on the banquet table.
 
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I agree, but holidays are a great time for that!

The Witcher S02 is tomorrow! However, we still need to finish Black Sails fast.

Besides, a gift for Christmas is the complete series of GOT.

Now that I've finished
The Boys S02, I feel that emptiness felt after the end of Squid Game again, but just noticed I only did Season 1 of Mr. Robot.

I haven't watched more than a few episodes of Battlestar Galactic
a (new series) either.
 
Seen a lot of bad ratings for Matrix 4. Not sure I want to watch it. I liked 1-3 though.

Watching GOT S02.

Watched Fatman. Extremely funny movie with Mel Gibson.

Spoiled Brats, French comedy, quite nice.

3:10 to Yuma, the very cool remake with Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. Really liked it.

The Witcher S02 went too fast. Liked it, it is more linear than S01 which was a mess, but I found it somewhat lacking. These episodes are based on the short stories before there were actual novels.