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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:06 am 
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For the past 2 Sundays I binged watched Agents of SHIELD season 4.

I'm glad others noticed this besides myself. This is another reason I like this show. The writers give us some wake up juice to go with our current alternate reality.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/04/26 ... ots-trump/

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:10 am 
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The season finale of Supergirl also was entitled "Nevertheless, She Persisted".

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:32 am 
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The season finale of Supergirl also was entitled "Nevertheless, She Persisted".


:o Damn! Awesome. I dont watch the series so I didn't know.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:22 am 
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The writers of the series are apparently fairly liberal.

Spoiler warning? :D

Supergirl's sister, Alex Danvers, came out as lesbian this season, and her girlfriend is a policewoman of 'color'.

The President is a woman, and played by Linda Carter, and they revealed that she's also an alien. (From space, not Mexico.)

The theme of this season is about aliens on Earth (there are many besides Supergirl the Kryptonian) and this organization called CADMUS trying to force them all to leave. (It's run by Lex Luthor's mother, Lillian Luthor. Meanwhile, Lex's sister Lena is friends with Kara/Supergirl.)

... sound familiar? Think they're riffing on a climate of xenophobia right now?

Supergirl's boyfriend this season, Mon-El, is a Daxamite. Daxam apparently was near Krypton and the two planets never got along. Anyway, it also seems to have been a very elitist society, where the aristocracy were basically nasty frat boys, served by slaves. She finds out Mon-El is the prince of Daxam (his mother Rhea is played by Teri Hatcher, who was Lois on Lois & Clark. Clark, Dean Cain, plays Kara & Alex's father on the show. He's been forced to work for CADMUS.) Mon-El tries to turn his back on the Daxamite "way of life" and Rhea hates on him and Kara for convincing him to stay with her, rather than going back to Daxam.

So the (remaining) Daxamites (their planet was also destroyed by the destruction of Krypton) invade. In the season finale, Lena helps drive all the Daxamites out, but this method (putting lead in the atmosphere) forces Mon-El to leave, too. Can't have a finale without a tearjerker.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:34 am 
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I was waiting for Carter to have a cameo in Wonder Woman. Disappointed it didn't happen.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:46 pm 
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Just finished binge watching the latest season of Brooklyn Nine Nine, Orange is the New Black, GLOW (I used to watch the real GLOW back in the 80s) and The Ranch (no idea why I watch this, it's pretty bad). Netflix up here sucks.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:14 am 
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I watched the first season of Marvel's new series The Defenders yesterday.

First, the pros. Matt Murdock, AKA Daredevil, realizes (finally) that he must make being the Daredevil the central focus of his life because that's "who I am." Luke Cage recognizes that his life's mission is to help people. Jessica is a crass, rude, potty-mouth with a heart of gold. I got introduced to the Iron Fist here, not having seen the series. He is Marvel's version of Oliver Queen (the Arrow). He is my least favorite of the 4 superheroes.

I like how they reluctantly work together to solve...

And this is the big con of the show, stopping the shadow criminal organization The Hand from destroying New York. Why they wanted to destroy it is beyond me. They wanted to use the Iron Fist to open a gateway into (something) and help them accomplish their goal of (getting home...? or something)

In sum: I like the character development for the most part. I'm a fan of the Daredevil series and like that Matt will focus his attention on being an asskicker instead of hiding behind being a lawsuit attorney. But the plot of this show, I mean WTF? Couldn't they come up with a villain plot line that made sense? Despite superhuman powers, can't we have some normalcy to our bad guys such as trying to take over the world using money and power without mysticism? Or one like Wilson Fisk who just wants to control Hell's Kitchen?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:51 pm 
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I've now binge watched all episodes ... well, starting with 3, as they really don't team up until 3. :D

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So, apparently, to make "the substance" that keeps members of the Hand immortal, they need the bones of dragons. And they used the last of it to resurrect Elektra, who becomes "The Black Sky". Where else can they be found beside Kun Lun in the Far East? Apparently, thousands of years ago, they roamed under what is today New York. Why New York? Who knows, maybe they liked the Delis. Who can figure?

Anyway, also, apparently, removing all those dragon bones will make New York collapse. You may have wondered what was holding up NYC, now you know, it's dragon bones, and when they're gone, the whole city will collapse. The Hand doesn't seem to care. They don't seem like Ras-al-Ghul in Batman where they go out of their way to destroy cities like Gotham, they just kinda don't care what happens to them as long as they maintain their power and immortality. So, sorry New York, we five people need to live another 1000 years.

So, apparently the Iron Fist is key, somehow, to opening this chamber where the dragon bones are. Why Elektra & the rest don't just kill him after he opens it for them, well, who knows. The next thing I'm about to say is only a spoiler if you are unconscious about the fact that they've already announced Daredevil Season 3. Matt Murdock & Elektra appear to die in the implosion of Midland Circle tower, whereas the other Defenders survive. Of course, whether he used dragon bones or not, cut to last scene where he's apparently lying wounded but alive in (of all places) a nunnery, and someone calls out to a nun named Maggie, which may apparently be his mother. He's still alive. As to Elektra - well, heck, she's already been resurrected once. But we don't know what happened to her.

Whether they will team up again certainly seems to be set up, although there has been no formal announcement of a second Defenders series. There were some hints as to whether the Punisher might show up, in at least one of the episodes (though being the solo act he is, not joining the Defenders). No, he never does, but they tease his Netflix series at the end. They do get some support from Colleen Wing, "Stick," and Misty Knight (who seems soon to get her signature bionic arm.)

The only one who ever wears a costume is Daredevil. Luke Cage never calls himself "Power Man" or wears a costume. Danny Rand shows off his dragon tattoo at least once, but never wears his signature costume. And Jessica Jones keeps joking about never wearing a cape or tights. She never does. I really like her wise-ass attitude. And she drinks a lot. :mrgreen:

I liked it. Even if basically the team is super strong woman (JJ), super strong man (LC) who's also indestructible, martial artist whose fist is super strong when glowing (IF), and ... Daredevil, who while a very skilled fighter, mostly has powers in the realm of enhanced senses while being blind. Some more super ability variety might have been interesting. Like a guy who sneezes fire, or something. :D

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I guess I thought the plot was so dumb that all the dragon talk didn't register. But I remember it was bones buried under NYC.

Murdock has super healing powers, so I assumed he survived because of that. As for Elektra, who cares?

Has the Punisher been released on Netflix yet? Haven't seen it. But that's one series I'm looking forward to.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:37 am 
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*Spoiler warning still in effect?*



Daredevil's not supposed to have any super powers, beyond the fact that he has enhanced senses, and some kind of echolocation ability that came out of his blindness. I don't think he has Wolverine-like healing factor.

I was kinda hoping Elektra might turn on the Hand and join the Defenders, go good again. The Jennifer Garner version went heroic. :D I admit I was really taken by surprise when she kills Sigourney Weaver and takes her place in the Hand.

The Punisher's supposed to be coming out on Netflix -- soon (sooner than the other series). Not sure if they have a exact release date. Of the two film versions, I have to admit I liked the Thomas Jane 2004 version a lot better than the 1989 Dolph Lundgren one. I never saw the 2008 Ray Stevenson reboot, though I suspect neither did a lot of people. The 2004 film has its funny moments and is set in the Tampa Bay area. I really like his misfit sidekicks that he lives with. Plus John Travolta as the mob boss-villain.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:50 am 
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The Punisher's supposed to be coming out on Netflix -- soon (sooner than the other series). Not sure if they have a exact release date. Of the two film versions, I have to admit I liked the Thomas Jane 2004 version a lot better than the 1989 Dolph Lundgren one. I never saw the 2008 Ray Stevenson reboot, though I suspect neither did a lot of people. The 2004 film has its funny moments and is set in the Tampa Bay area. I really like his misfit sidekicks that he lives with. Plus John Travolta as the mob boss-villain.


I loved the 2004 film. The end scene alone where he drags Travolta through the burning wreckage is worth the ticket price :rw)

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I spent the weekend binge watching Daredevil season 3 and posted my review on my other social media.

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Finally finished watching (Netflix) Daredevil season 3. It was fantastic and made up for the lackluster previous season. It brought back Wilson Fisk (portrayed by a hefty Vincent D’Onofrio) and introduced us to a new villain, an FBI agent with disassociate personality disorder, who is given a lengthy backstory.

The relationship complications provide us with enough distraction from the tense moments without getting bogged down. They add to the story and help the audience understand the characters motives.

The first episode sees us where The Defenders left off; Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) crawling from the ruins of a collapsed building. He takes time to heal in the hidden sanctuary of the church he was raised in as an orphan. Meanwhile, we meet an FBI agent Ray Nadeem (Jay Ali) who has fallen on hard times due to helping family out with medical bills. He needs a promotion and seeks an assignment to help him get it.

That leads us to the return of Wilson Fisk who wants protections for his girlfriend and himself in exchange for ratting out fellow criminal associates.

The proceeding episodes involve the complications of Fisk’s working with, and using, the FBI to meet his goals and the costs of doing business with him.

Old friends Karen Page and “Foggy” Nelson return as well. They are the stabilizing force that helps keep the moral compass of the show in tact while being surrounded by a sea of political intrigue and corruption. It all plays out to a satisfying conclusion. This series doesn’t disappoint. But be warned–with Wilson back in the picture, you know there is bound to be some graphic head smashing.

Some great moments include Wilson being rescued from a foiled assassination attempt while being transported to a new location, Matt having to fight his way out of a locked down prison with the aid of the Albanians, a fight with a Daredevil impostor at the church, a wedding being interrupted with a dying declaration exposing government corruption, and Foggy warning a detective that “someone” plans on killing Wilson and the detection demanding the location so he can “bring the popcorn.”

I give it 5 starz

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I spent Sunday binge watching The Punisher season 2. I'm not liking it as well as the first season, but it's okay. I have about 3 episodes left to finish and there are two primary story lines involving our anti-hero Frank Castle. His old army buddy and nemesis Billy Russo is back and up to his old tricks of exploitation for power and money. His relationship with the psychiatrist is what's helping him keep it together after Frank smashed his head in last season.

The other plot line involves a teen-ager street wise kid who got caught up in a blackmail ring and now has a private army of military types after her. The most interesting thing about this one involves a weird and creepy religious nut job who is also a skilled hired hit man for a tycoon who wants to kill said blackmailers to protect his son whom he is grooming as the next president.

Got it? :rw)

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Unfortunately, with the Disney-Fox deal, the Netflix Marvel shows days are numbered. They already cancelled most of them and I think this is the last run for the Punisher.

As I said, none of the solo shows ever got me binge-watching. I did like it when they all teamed up for the Defenders, and binge-watched that, but now there won't be a sequel team series, at least not on Netflix.

I tried watching Bandersnatch but surprise the interactive features don't work on Apple TV. Fortunately, I dug out my old PC laptop, watched it on there, and it did. I thought the multiple endings were interesting, but to me I think the real theme of the show is the illusion of choice. The happiest possible ending (the game succeeds, the portag's life works out fine) is impossible. You can only choose one slightly less disastrous. What's weird is you can start to break the fourth wall and the protag will start to muse that he feels like he's being controlled from outside. Inside his world, that sounds like insanity to everyone around him, but of course on the outside you know you ARE making choices that control him ... so Black Mirror.

There's even an easter egg in there that lets you play a game "Nohzdyve" written for a platform that no longer exists and needs to run on an emulator.
https://www.thewrap.com/black-mirror-ba ... -spectrum/

You'll need a ZX Spectrum emulator, or find one from some flea market that still has 80s tech trash, to play it ... although even the latter I think won't work.

Don't expect anything like a modern game, it's the 8 bit graphics of the time period, and pretty simple, but will bring back your retro nostalgia.

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I don't watch a lot of TV outside of hockey or baseball.

I am catching up on Schitt's Creek though. Watching it through CBC the website. Don't know if it's on Netflix, since I don't have Netflix

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one of my fav books ever is mindhunter by john douglas. he was the first profiler in the fbi and jodie fosters boss was based on him in silence of the lambs.

netflix made it a series. season 1 was good but season 2 is awesome. for the most part s2 is about the atlanta child murders. (btk who wasn't caught until like 2005 ish appears all thru out both seasons) if you like psychology do not miss out on this one.

also watched another life. scifi that has bsg's actor starbuck leading the way. i dunno i like it but it's different.

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The Amazing Jonathan

doc on HULU, weird, very weird

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