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General Movie/Television Discussion Board / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by CT_Sexybeast on Today at 10:47:35 pm »
Yeah it really was a weak episode for one that was built up and hyped so much.

Only one person died and a dragon (which was predictable tbh), the showrunners seem to be afraid of killing characters.
It felt more like a straight action film than what I'm used to with Thrones. While I loved the first half of the episode, the action just didn't have the same feel as something like the loot train one. The logistics were just too questionable and contrived.

Was it fun to watch? Absolutely. I just expect more from the show at this point. I'll admit the dragon death was tough to watch, but so much of this episode was contrived and relied and seemingly deus ex everything.
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General Movie/Television Discussion Board / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by Frankie on Today at 10:38:35 pm »
Yeah it really was a weak episode for one that was built up and hyped so much.

Only one person died and a dragon (which was predictable tbh), the showrunners seem to be afraid of killing characters.
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General Movie/Television Discussion Board / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by CT_Sexybeast on Today at 10:32:57 pm »
This was the worst episode of GoT ever. I have no reservations about saying that.
I had no doubt in my mind you would say this.

Personally, while I still have my reservations, I've warmed up to it. Think my expectations were a little too high.
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General Movie/Television Discussion Board / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by Diego Tutweiller on Today at 10:18:26 pm »
This was the worst episode of GoT ever. I have no reservations about saying that.
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The Defenders: 8/10

Somewhat disappointing but still a really good show. The actors all have surprisingly strong chemistry with each other, there's some great action and character development as always, and the storytelling is solid too. Eight episodes is just the right amount to tell this story.

The biggest surprise was that I liked Finn Jones more here than in Iron Fist. When he's on his own, he's still problematic, but when he has other characters to bounce off of, he's actually really good. I especially loved him and Luke Cage together. I also laughed a lot when he says, "I'm the Immortal Iron Fist," and other characters either roll their eyes or go "You what?" at him.

Spoiler (hover to show)
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New Movie Release Discussion / Re: Atomic Blonde
« Last post by Diego Tutweiller on Today at 07:57:17 pm »
I saw this. It was fine. And then it ended.
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What Happened to Monday: 7/10

You've been slipping these past few days.  Something going on you need to talk about?
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I had this idea for a film that I originally talked about back in 2013 on RT (I think it was on the Robot Jox forums, I could be wrong though). Basically, it's about a man who tries to reconnect with his ex-girlfriend using a sudden magical box that serves as an intentional deus ex machina whenever problems arise, basically doing whatever solves these issues the quickest and the best.

The ideal title would be Deus Ex-Girlfriend Machina.

So...if the audience already knows his issues will always be solved in the most optimal way there is, where would the dramatic tension of any kind come from?

Turn it into a comedy or have the machine turn on him and try to kill him or his girlfriend later on.

Yeah, I thought of that too, but that's rather predictable. It might be better if it genuinely gives "the quickest and the best" solutions for him, while at the same time screwing everyone else over. It would appear comedic at first, and would take until about halfway until he fully realises how serious it gets. From then on, there are several ways the plot could go. Predictable one would be the typical touchy-feely struggle until he abandons it, and the darkest ending would have him value the machine more than the girlfriend by the end, so that once she finds out and threatens to also exploit its power, he lets the machine solve the problem permanently (which likely leaves him dead or broken as well.)

P.S. Alternate approach: machine works properly, but has a limited number of uses. He uses up them all to get the girl and it seems to work. In the epilogue, though, several years pass and he realises this was always a mistake, and he had several opportunities to do much more important things with it. (i.e. It's set in 2016, and every time he uses the machine to win his girlfriend is contrasted with every opportunity he could've taken to wish for a different outcome in November.)
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Watched A Few Good Men tonight. I really need to just see everything Sorkin's ever written, the guy's amazing (helps that Cruise and Nicholson are awesome too).

You ever see The West Wing?
Nah, I'd like to but that show's 7 seasons of 20+ episodes each.

It's not exactly my favorite show, but I think you might like it. It's all about government's power to do good, and it's very optimistic.
I definitely think I'd enjoy it. It's just that it takes me such a long time to watch a lengthy show like that- hell, I started The Sopranos a month ago and I doubt I'll be finished before Thanksgiving and that's only 13 episodes a season. It's just tough for me to commit to that much time when there are so many shows I want to watch.

Btw, I mentioned to my mom that you haven't seen The West Wing. She recommends you watch the following episodes just to see if you're interested in it.

Mr. Willis of Ohio (S1E6)
The Short List (S1E9)
The Midterms (S2E3)
And Itís Surely to Their Credit (S2E5)
Gone Quiet (S3E6)
The US Poet Laureate (S3E16)
Game On (S4E6)
The Supremes (S5E17)

I don't really remember the episodes of this show that well, but I recall The Supremes being good, and unusually bipartisan.
Thanks for the recommendations; I usually don't watch shows out of order but maybe I'll just watch a couple of these to get a taste of The West Wing without having to watch all 154 episodes.
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