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Re: Random Coaxial

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:37 am
by so sorry
Wolfpack wrote:Watching Neill Blomkamp's Oats Studios on Netflix. If you liked Love, Death, and Robots this will be your kind of thing. It's a series of sci-fi shorts and the one called Zygote gives a taste of what Alien 5 might've been like.

"...short films that envision post-apocalyptic worlds and nightmare scenarios".

But only in short clips, so its more palatable!

Re: Random Coaxial

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:38 am
by TheBaxter
so sorry wrote:
Wolfpack wrote:Watching Neill Blomkamp's Oats Studios on Netflix. If you liked Love, Death, and Robots this will be your kind of thing. It's a series of sci-fi shorts and the one called Zygote gives a taste of what Alien 5 might've been like.

"...short films that envision post-apocalyptic worlds and nightmare scenarios".

But only in short clips, so its more palatable!
if you want the long version, just go outside.

Re: Random Coaxial

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:28 pm
by Ribbons
TheBaxter wrote:just watched Midnight Mass on Netflix, the latest Stephen King adaptation by director Mike Flanagan.

ok, it's not actually a Stephen King adaptation, but it sure feels like one. the King influence is strong with this one, pulling elements from works like Storm of the Century, The Mist, The Green Mile, and, most strongly of all, i'm not even going to say it in spoiler text because it would reveal too much about this show. i was getting a strong vibe of that last one even from the first episode, though the similarities to that particular book really aren't revealed until about halfway through the series.

i really enjoyed it, despite a pretty slow start. there are a few really long, pretentious monologues where people have complicated philosophical discussions that feel like they're pulled more from a philosophy textbook than any kind of real-life conversation, but for the most part they didn't bother me too much (and the last one was pretty beautifully written, and probably the rest of the series was mostly just an excuse to have a character recite this particular monologue, but luckily the lead-up to it was good enough to be worthwhile in its own right).
Just finished watching this miniseries and I thought it was a masterpiece. It feels like watching literature (which I understand will be a turn-off for some), both because it tackles heady themes like alcoholism, mortality and religion in ways that are organic and integral to the story, and because there are so many Easter eggs sprinkled throughout the show that I feel like it would benefit greatly from a re-watch and analysis. One example among many: "Everything gets its wings clipped eventually." Couple that with the large ensemble of memorable characters, unfolding mystery, gorgeous cinematography, and genuine horror that I can't believe Flanagan and Netflix managed to pull it off.

Re: Random Coaxial

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:16 pm
by so sorry

Re: Random Coaxial

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:45 pm
by Wolfpack
They really went all out on the 80's nostalgia on Cobra Kai despite the modern setting, right down to the tropes. Like a doctor inexplicably leaving his lab coat unattended draped over a waiting room chair complete with the ID badge attached. No photo on the ID badge. Nice touch!

Re: Random Coaxial

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:48 am
by so sorry
so sorry wrote:

I think my love for this show is dwindling by the episode. What started out a a fun romp down memory lane, with goofy 80s nostalgia and fond remembrance of my teenage years has finally turned in to groan-worthy viewing.

This last season in particular, with the return of Terry Silver. The dialogue, the acting, the thin plot. Its enough already...

PS still going to watch though (haven't finished this season yet), and yes, I heard they committed to ANOTHER season, which I can only assume will involve Hillary Swank.

Re: Random Coaxial

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:33 pm
by Ribbons
so sorry wrote:
so sorry wrote:

I think my love for this show is dwindling by the episode. What started out a a fun romp down memory lane, with goofy 80s nostalgia and fond remembrance of my teenage years has finally turned in to groan-worthy viewing.

This last season in particular, with the return of Terry Silver. The dialogue, the acting, the thin plot. Its enough already...

PS still going to watch though (haven't finished this season yet), and yes, I heard they committed to ANOTHER season, which I can only assume will involve Hillary Swank.
I agree. I'm watching season 5 too just because it's dumb fun and I'm a completionist, but this is a show that probably should have lasted 3 seasons at the most (Daniel and Johnny have their differences, Johnny realizes that Kreese is dangerous, Johnny and Daniel join forces to defeat Cobra Kai). We've seen enough misunderstandings that turn into rivalries that turn into karate fights.

Re: Random Coaxial

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:54 pm
by TheBaxter
i'm still watching it and liking it. it is getting hard to keep track of who loves/hates/is dating/is training/is bullying/is being bullied by who.
KKIII is a guilty pleasure of mine though, so i enjoyed seeing Terry Silver again.