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Buzz

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The movie Alpha is now on Netflix. Love this movie! :cheer2:
 

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I have been watching a Korean drama called 'Crash Landing on You'.

It's about a wealthy South Korean heiress who goes paragliding and gets caught up in sudden winds and then swept in North Korea. She is then found and hidden by an impossibly dashing and morally upstanding North Korean army officer.

It's fantastic. Plot twists at whiplash frequency, the Mr Darcy of North Korea, fascinating portrayal of daily life in North Korea and really funny too. Anyone who loves a good fluffy rom-com will enjoy this immensely.

 

AJ Skatefan

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I have been watching a Korean drama called 'Crash Landing on You'.

It's about a wealthy South Korean heiress who goes paragliding and gets caught up in sudden winds and then swept in North Korea. She is then found and hidden by an impossibly dashing and morally upstanding North Korean army officer.

It's fantastic. Plot twists at whiplash frequency, the Mr Darcy of North Korea, fascinating portrayal of daily life in North Korea and really funny too. Anyone who loves a good fluffy rom-com will enjoy this immensely.

ooooooo that sounds good!
 

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@starrynight Thanks for the review. It keeps popping up as a suggestion and I was wondering if it was going to be worth watching.
You won’t regret it.

I think there’s another layer of significance to Koreans as I think there is accent and slang differences between the North and South that I don’t get, but it’s still great.
 

Buzz

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Teenage Bounty Hunters. Looks and sounds absolutely awful! Soof course I will probably binge watch it in a single day after it’s release. :rofl:
 

VGThuy

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^^ We watched Mrs. Fletcher. I thought it was interesting. A lot of it felt emotionally believable to me. I did like the characters, too. The porn was OTT though. (For me.)

What do you think?
Finally finished it. I really enjoyed it and it felt real to me. One thing I loved about it is that the writer, director, and producers all seem to be of late Boomer age or maybe early Gen X, and yet they didn't write college as this crazy, out-of-control place that so many older people think it is now. In fact, it's portrayed pretty well actually and even with one sort of comedic scene with an exercise about consent, it shows how important it is and how it's not impossible to grasp.

I also loved that they delved into Brendan's storyline. Ever since I finished Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, I've been dissatisfied with how writers tend to write characters like Brendan. That show went from one of my favorites to one of my least favorite shows just for its portrayal of Josh. The popular-in-high school straight male jock who lived a somewhat unexamined life and then gets confronted when life doesn't bend to his well and he needs to be more aware. It makes no apologies for him at all, but it also treats him as human and doesn't making a punching bag really. To me, his storyline is what really makes this show above-grade.

I like how the show resolved itself by not having a resolution. Both Eve and Brendan are left in this state of dissatisfaction. Sure she had some fun right before, but you can tell it wasn't going to change her life or anything nor was it going to give her that huge turning point that she's looking for. She's still where she began in a way. I think the ending is setting it up for Brendan and Eve to really see each other and where they are, but I don't expect that to come right away either. It'll be a lot of life-long examinations and mini convos that may touch upon it but won't be tackled on straight up, as is real life.

I'm glad I watched this show. It might dissatisfy some viewers with the way the ending just sort of left us hanging, but I think it just adds to what the show is really about - life in progress and never really having that ultimate answer that we all look for.
 

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Is it a good thing or a bad thing when someone blows through two and a half seasons of a new binge show in less than a week....asking for a friend, LOL :lol: :yikes:

Yeah, so I decided that I needed something new to binge, especially with me still working from home, so I started watching NCIS:LA on Prime last weekend. I'd been wanting to start watching it for a while so it was an easy choice and now I'm slightly addicted to it. I love the banter and bromance between Sam and Callen and Kensi is one of my all time favorite badass ladies (girl can kick anyone's ass while wearing healed boots and perfect hair....she is AWESOME). Hetty is the absolute best and I even love Eric and Nell's banter. I am also now understanding why so many people love Deeks and Kensi together....they're a hoot and have tons of chemistry. It's the perfect binge show for me right now so I'm having a ton of fun watching these guys. :cheer:
 

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Umbrella Academy Season 2 on Netflix released today. :respec:
And already finished. :shuffle:

I liked the first season and had vague plans to watch this season whenever. Then I started the first episode yesterday and before I knew it it was midnight.
 

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Yeah, so I decided that I needed something new to binge, especially with me still working from home, so I started watching NCIS:LA on Prime last weekend. I'd been wanting to start watching it for a while so it was an easy choice and now I'm slightly addicted to it. I love the banter and bromance between Sam and Callen and Kensi is one of my all time favorite badass ladies (girl can kick anyone's ass while wearing healed boots and perfect hair....she is AWESOME). Hetty is the absolute best and I even love Eric and Nell's banter. I am also now understanding why so many people love Deeks and Kensi together....they're a hoot and have tons of chemistry. It's the perfect binge show for me right now so I'm having a ton of fun watching these guys. :cheer:
NCIS LA is a great show. Kensi & Deeks are one of my favorite TV couples. They just complement each other so well. It's refreshing to see a guy who's not threatened by the fact that his female partner can kick his ass, LOL.
 

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And already finished. :shuffle:

I liked the first season and had vague plans to watch this season whenever. Then I started the first episode yesterday and before I knew it it was midnight.
We finished it this weekend too. I was really enjoying it until the last episode. Not sure I want to do Season 3 based on the cliffhanger. I will give it a chance though.
 

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Disney’s Mulan will be released on Disney+ but for a rental fee of $30.
:rofl:

I'm totally going to spend more than I'd spend in a theater to watch a movie at home that is a live-action remake of an existing animation. Not.
 

HeatherC

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NCIS LA is a great show. Kensi & Deeks are one of my favorite TV couples. They just complement each other so well. It's refreshing to see a guy who's not threatened by the fact that his female partner can kick his ass, LOL.
I love them more and more the further I get into the seasons (nearing the end of S4 now)! They are an absolute hoot and you're right, she could totally kick his ass and he knows it but it doesn't bother him in the least. I've literally laughed out loud so many times during some of their scenes and dang, their chemistry is off the charts. Love them! :cheer: :swoon:
 

vgerdes

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:rofl:

I'm totally going to spend more than I'd spend in a theater to watch a movie at home that is a live-action remake of an existing animation. Not.
I was really looking forward to watching Mulan, actually, because I've liked how Disney has re-imagined some of its live action remakes like Aladdin and Beauty & the Beast, but I am NOT paying more than twice what I'd pay to watch it in a theater, and then have it be a rental only.
 

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I suppose the movies are priced for families -- which makes it overpriced for individuals or even two people.
 

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I suppose the movies are priced for families -- which makes it overpriced for individuals or even two people.
I've thought that about the $20 amazon was charging to rent some of the new release movies. I don't go to the movies often, but the last couple of times I've gone it's been at mantinee prices which meant I paid maybe $12 for the ticket and snacks.
 

MacMadame

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If it wasn’t for *********, I’d say invite five or more people and split the cost but then since we have *********....
Yep.

I personally think it will be free on Disney+ soon enough. I can wait. It did look good but not that good.

I've thought that about the $20 amazon was charging to rent some of the new release movies. I don't go to the movies often, but the last couple of times I've gone it's been at mantinee prices which meant I paid maybe $12 for the ticket and snacks.
My price point is 7.99 or less. I won't pay for streaming if it's more than $8. It's just not worth it to me to watch something in my home and not be able to watch it over and over.

And it's not like I've run out of free options for things to watch.
 

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I honestly don't feel like watching it because of the actress and her political views being all anti-Hong Kong protests. Add a $30+ price tag ON TOP of a Disney+ subscription and now I really don't want to watch it.
 

vgerdes

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I suppose the movies are priced for families -- which makes it overpriced for individuals or even two people.
Yes. Way overpriced. If I were watching it with a group, then maybe. But for just myself, not happening.
 

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Mrs America started on TV here (well the BBC :p ). Cate Blanchett is terrifyingly good.
I have been watching this. It is very good. Fascinating time in history. I agree about Cate Blanchett.

For those who are interested in Australian TV, the new series of Wentworth has started. It is a remake of the old Prisioner or Cell Block H as it was known in the UK.
 

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I was snooping through Prime and saw that Falling In Love was there: Mid 80’s with a young Streep and DeNiro and Christmas in New York and a Dave Grusin soundtrack. Prepandemic escape.....
 

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PBS Living finally has the Excalibur Behind the Movie documentary, with retrospectives and analysis from Boorman, the cast, which included Helen Mirren,Patrick Stewart , and then complete unknowns Gabriel Byrne and Liam Neeson, plus Boorman’s children, who had roles in the movie, and Neil Jordan, who filmed the Behind the Scenes.

Aside from no Ciaran Hinds (and believe it or not, he was in it too), this is a great look into how one makes a memorable sword and sandal epic with no cgi and with relatively little budget.
 

VGThuy

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I started another Lisa Kudrow show called Web Therapy (Showtime series, not the companion web series that was going on at the same time) about this horrendous, narcissistic, but intelligent and manipulative therapist who attempts to get her web therapy business off-the-ground, with only 3 minute sessions as opposed to the normal 50-minute one because that's all she can tolerate, and boy does she show it when it goes over. It also deals with her personal life and relationships with her family and others.

The whole show just shows her when she's on her web cam or on Skype and it's utterly hilarious and crazy how much they can do with that format. It's entirely improvised (following a loose outline of what they should be talking about) and has a lot of famous guest stars, recurring characters, and a bunch of actors/comedians she's worked with on other shows (all of the Friends cast guest stars except for Jennifer Aniston) as do actors from The Comeback and Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion. This character is so much meaner and horrible than the usual characters she plays even though it has all the Kudrow-mannerisms of speech and such. I find her completely incredible as a comedian-actress.
 

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Watched the season finale of Perry Mason on HBO Max last night and really liked it. This is another show I hope gets a second season.
 

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Cinemas just reopened here so maybe it will be in the cinemas.
I don't think that's going to happen. A German cinema owner from the town nearby stated that the movie companies are postponing all the blockbusters (or alternatively sell or market new movies directly to streaming instead) because they won't make enough money with the cinema airings as long as the audience capacities are limited. He exlicitly used "Mulan" as an example, because they were supposed to get that in the cinemas now...

The cinemas here are very disappoined about that lack of support in times of a crisis.
 

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