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Offline Crewe

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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #345 on: October 18, 2020, 01:09:55 AM »
The Boys
S1 & 2


Im not a huge super hero movie (tv) fan as you may know. I like them, and a few years ago I did watch most of the MCU films to get caught up so I could enjoy the last couple in order, but still, I think it's overdone.
The Boys. You know what it's about so I'll spare you.
The nuts and bolts; I liked S2 more than S1.
And here's the nitpicky stuff, and I dont know why, but zeroing in on these things cancels my immersion.
I seriously dislike the super quick cut fight scenes. It's used to cover up the lack of athleticism from the actors, I get it, and I dont know the answer. Get better actors? Because if you dont do those tight shot quick cut scenes, you get to see the full Jackie Chan like shots, which are great, unless it's Drew Baryrmore's wire work in Charlie's Angels. Not sure which is worse.
I digress.

In the interest of brevity, Ill just say, it was entertaining. Not overly though and I probably wouldn't suggest it to anyone that wasnt a super hero fan because it is quite campy while trying to take itself a bit too serious IMO.
Spoiler: show
I did really like the tone of S2 along with the message seemingly swiped right out of today's social and political happenings.


3/5

Haunting at Bly Manor


I really enjoyed Haunting of Hill House and wasn't disappointed with Bly Manor.
Spoiler: show
Can anyone recall when telling a story via flashbacks and including different realms became a thing?

I pride myself on being able to keep up with stories like this but I was quite dumbfounded fora bit during this run.
Where's the McGuffin? Watch for the slight of hand, beware of jump scares. Be ready to call BS on cliche jump scares and other horror tropes.
During all that, I was mystified.
Sometimes, a story can be so spiraling and abstract, Ill just say the hell with it, I'm out. That didn't happen here. Good storytelling kept me interested and the acting was quite good despite several actors with limited experience.
I'm tired and this is all I can remember, so watch it, and tell me what you think.

4/5
« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 06:57:30 PM by Crewe »

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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #346 on: October 18, 2020, 04:47:28 PM »
The Boys
S1 & 2


Im not a huge super hero movie (tv) fan as you may know. I like them, and a few years ago I did watch most of the MCU films to get caught up so I could enjoy the last couple in order, but still, I think it's overdone.
The Boys. You know what it's about so I'll spare you.
The nuts and bolts; I liked S2 more than S1.
And here's the nitpicky stuff, and I dont know why, but zeroing in on these things cancels my immersion.
I seriously dislike the super quick cut fight scenes. It's used to cover up the lack of athleticism from the actors, I get it, and I dont know the answer. Get better actors? Because if you dont do those tight shot quick cut scenes, you get to see the full Jackie Chan like shots, which are great, unless it's Drew Baryrmore's wire work in Charlie's Angels. Not sure which is worse.
I digress.

In the interest of brevity, Ill just say, it was entertaining. Not overly though and I probably wouldn't suggest it to anyone that wasnt a super hero fan because it is quite campy while trying to take itself a bit too serious IMO. I did really like the tone of S2 along with the message seemingly swiped right out of today's social and political happenings.

3/5


Thanks for not spoiling anything - I'm a couple episodes into season 2.  I am a big superhero movie fan and even some of the tv stuff.  So I'm guessing I'm not this show's target audience, but I dig it.  Karl Urban is fantastic; Judge Dredd, Riddick, Star Trek and even liked his take on Skourge in Ragnarok but not sure he isn't at his pure best here.  Not much of a fan of the gore and twisted sex but almost has to be there in a world that lets Homelander exists.  I am interested in how they keep him at bay.  Still a little more than I'd like my kids to see but now school and things are opening up I hope to have a shot to plow through season 2.

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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #347 on: October 18, 2020, 06:56:37 PM »
damn, I thought I spoiler tagged that but I did a strikethrough instead. Glad I didnt accidentally spoil anything  :o

 

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