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Ended up watching through all of Westworld over the span of a Week long vacation. I'm enjoying it. It's not a perfect show and there are only like two characters I care about at this point but it's still pretty good.

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On 6/11/2018 at 11:09 AM, Dread said:

So...Archer Vice is happening. Not sure how to feel about it.

So...I finished season 4 and I have to say they really salvaged the Archer Vice thing. Not sure what led to the divergence, but it was handled pretty well overall. In particular, the last three episodes of the season are some of the best of the series thus far. It makes up for a pretty lacklustre beginning. Though, I REALLY dig Outlaw Country Cherlyne.

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Black Lightning has been great.  It's on Netflix.

I especially love...

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the emergence of Anissa Pierce as Thunder. This demonstrates just how much the comics division at DC does not get it. Legacy characters - the children of superheroes - make a richer universe. 

 

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For some reason I stopped watching any show over the back half of their respective seasons.  Time to catch up.

iZombie has went downhill so fast this past season.  Not that it was on that high of a hill to begin with. 

Riverdale has this thing.  It isn't good.  All the characters are not good people (save maybe one).  They can't stop with the murder-killin'.  Yet, I enjoy it?  Maybe?  Why?

Blindspot is a show that no one watches.  It had an interesting enough mystery for the first season and second season to finish it off.  This third season hasn't been the greatest, but still had moments.  Then the season finale had to go all 'last 3 episodes of Chuck' and I say fuck that. 

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For me, the main reason I have stuck with Riverdale is that most of the actors never sleep walk through any of what they're given to work with. There are tons of shows that are badly written and the actors can't be bothered to care. Riverdale is often ridiculous but that fact that all the actors keep on selling it keeps me interested. So, even though we had Teenage Mafia Archie, the many personalities of Cheryl Blossom, Gang Leader Jughead, and any number of other insane, almost lazily written plot threads, the fact that the actors embrace the show's refuge in audacity makes me just as excited about it as they are.

Plus, as a musical theater buff, the fact that they did an episode revolving around freaking Carrie The Musical just totally jazzed me up.

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Oh, I can’t agree more about the cast. They are all fantastic. Especially the kids, but credit is due to the parents too. Especially Skeet Ulrich. 

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I quit on it. I would still watch if Megan wanted to, but since she lost interest, mine wasn't strong enough to continue. 

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I fell off about five episodes in season 2. I plan on picking back up, but there is a "throwing shit against the wall" aspect of the show that I might respect but ultimately don't care for, and I could give a fuck about the parents.

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I’m not stupid. Like, I know it’s a soap opera. But the sheer commitment from the cast keeps me going. 

I know the pitch was Twin Peaks meets Archie. That’s a lie. It’s much more “Passions in the 50’s with the Occasional Comic reference.” But it weirdly works for me. 

And I’m gonna hold out for a while, because Werewolf Jughead is inevitable. 

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Continuing my finishing of seasons lands on Ash vs. the Evil Dead.  Wasn't really feeling this season.  Still love the cast, but the story no so much. But it definitely picked up on the back half.  It ramped up to a satisfying (and large) enough conclusion to the season, and as it turns out, the series and probably the character. Even the coda worked for me.

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Mainlined the first season of Spartacus over the weekend based on the recommendation of four different people from two independent sources, those being Dave & Lizbeth on The Happy Place and Peter & Harry on Questions We Don't Have Answers. Overall, a very pleasant surprise. Thanks everybody!

It starts very much as Spartacus done in the style of The 300 but quickly establishes its own voice and takes a hard emotional turn mid-season.

I can't stress enough that it's gory -- often to a fault -- but the characterization, story, and performances are more than good enough to make up for the occasional cartoonishness of it.

If I were rate this TABHAL style, I'd say John Hannah's the MVP, though major props to Lucy Lawless and Peter Mensah as well. It also has a large number of people that were eventually cast in DC adaptations, including one Deathstroke (Arrow), one al Ghal (Nyssa, also from Arrow), and two Captain Boomerangs (Arrow and Suicide Squad).

Also, listen to the aforementioned podcasts.

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