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Post by Mbast1 on Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:54 am

I don't know if you have Netflix in England, or that this is on there, but I finished the series today. My thoughts below.

First, a warning. A LOT of sex in the first few episodes, and very, very violent.

But, then, it's VERY dark. No one comes out of this in one piece, and some fare worse than others. A lot worse.

It's also very well done. Well-written and acted, interesting story, nice pacing and all the technical stuff you'd want. Although someone pointed out that the pacing doesn't seem to recognize that it's a series, and they're right, but it's only a series in part. Let's face it, when you release an entire season of a show at once, it's not the same as one per week. Not only in the sense that people WILL binge-watch, which can be done with any complete season (series to you) DVD set, but it's in one chunk, even if in pieces. More a novel than a serialized magazine story.

I'm just surprised Marvel is taking so adult a direction, but it works. For me.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:45 pm

I've watched all of it apart from the final two episodes. I had to stop because it was giving me a headache. I thought that it was very adult, but in a good way. It shows that life can be hard and contain bad things as well as superheroes swooping down from the sky to fix everything.

I particularly liked the subplot with the lawyer, her wife and her lover. Excellent acting all round. Hats off to the casting director.
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Post by Mbast1 on Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:43 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:I've watched all of it apart from the final two episodes. I had to stop because it was giving me a headache.

Did you ever finish it? I'd like to hear what you think. I'm working on finishing Daredevil now. Among other things.

Also, I think we were talking a while ago about the Satanic Verses. I have found a copy, and I'd send it to you if you tell me where to mail it. I think it would be fun to send something across the world.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:46 pm

Mbast1 wrote:Did you ever finish it? I'd like to hear what you think.

Today's my birthday so I'll have to go downstairs soon and be sociable for the rest of the evening, with Scrabble and that, but I promise I'll finish it tomorrow.

Mbast1 wrote:Also, I think we were talking a while ago about the Satanic Verses. I have found a copy, and I'd send it to you if you tell me where to mail it. I think it would be fun to send something across the world.

Full disclosure: I've just borrowed it from the library, but I haven't started it yet, and I'd rather have your copy if you can afford to send it because it would be fun to receive something from an internet friend Embarassed

If that doesn't sound too daft, email me at lucymcgough@gmail.com and I'll tell you my address.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:38 pm

I finished watching Jessica Jones and I really enjoyed it. However, I think it ended a bit abruptly, which is probably a deliberate ploy to get viewers gagging for a sequel. I'll definitely watch the next series.

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They're going to struggle to find as convincing and charismatic a villain as David Tennant, aren't they?
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Post by Mbast1 on Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:29 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:I finished watching Jessica Jones and I really enjoyed it. However, I think it ended a bit abruptly, which is probably a deliberate ploy to get viewers gagging for a sequel. I'll definitely watch the next series.

I'd bet you're right, although I thought it was the exact ending they had to be heading for. I thought it was really well done.

Lucy McGough wrote:
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They're going to struggle to find as convincing and charismatic a villain as David Tennant, aren't they?

I completely agree. He did a great job.
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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:02 am

I'm waiting for the DVD.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:57 am

Mbast1 wrote:I'd bet you're right, although I thought it was the exact ending they had to be heading for. I thought it was really well done.

It was, but after watching poor old Jess get spat on by life for 13 episodes I'd've liked an ending that gave her a small sliver of happiness...

Mbast1 wrote:I completely agree. He did a great job.

Yes, it was miles better than Broadchurch.

tony ingram wrote:I'm waiting for the DVD.

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Post by Mbast1 on Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:32 pm

tony ingram wrote:I'm waiting for the DVD.

You may be kidding, but I'm not sure Netflix releases DVDs.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:54 pm

He's not kidding...
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:44 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I'm waiting for the DVD.

You may be kidding, but I'm not sure Netflix releases DVDs.
Then I guess I'll never see it.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:42 am

Nooooooo! Well find a way.
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:09 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Nooooooo! Well find a way.

I agree. I am not sure he'd like it, but I'd like him to at least have the chance.
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:15 pm

I just have no interest in watching stuff online.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:51 pm

You won't have to! We'll totes get you a physical* copy.




*Probably illegal.
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:34 pm

tony ingram wrote:I just have no interest in watching stuff online.

I have a TV with apps allowing me to watch Netflix, and there are Roku-type boxes to allow you to watch as if it were cable. Would that work for you?
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:35 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:You won't have to! We'll totes get you a physical* copy.

I thought about trying to copy it with VHS tape, but I think I tried that a while ago and it didn't work. I could see if there's a way online and try again.
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:43 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I just have no interest in watching stuff online.

I have a TV with apps allowing me to watch Netflix, and there are Roku-type boxes to allow you to watch as if it were cable. Would that work for you?
Put it this way: my TV is over ten years old and takes two people to lift, and I'm terrified of touching any of the cables in case I can't get my Sky box to work again. How much of your sentence do you imagine I understood, Mike? Razz
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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:23 pm

We just need to see if you can get Netflix on a Skybox. Simples!
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Post by PhantomRambler on Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:07 pm

Resurrecting this topic as well.
I thought JJ season 1 was well done. Of course, with David Tennant playing the villain it was a bonus. More bloody and graphic than the Daredevil Netflix series, but..Naturally seeing the Luke Cage character in JJ made me watch the Luke Cage series as well!
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:14 pm

PhantomRambler wrote:Resurrecting this topic as well.
I thought JJ season 1 was well done. Of course, with David Tennant playing the villain it was a bonus. More bloody and graphic than the Daredevil Netflix series, but..Naturally seeing the Luke Cage character in JJ made me watch the Luke Cage series as well!
We still haven't managed to finish Luke Cage, not because it's not worth persevering with, but because of the sheer volume of shows on our "must watch" list!
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Post by PhantomRambler on Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:25 pm

tony ingram wrote:We still haven't managed to finish Luke Cage, not because it's not worth persevering with, but because of the sheer volume of shows on our "must watch" list!
I know what you mean! I have been steadily catching u with the Marvel and DC tv series over the last 18 months, Hadn't really thought Arrow was going to be any good and then heard they'd spun Flash pout of it, so bought the DVDs and started watching from beginning. Currently just started Flash series 3 with Arrow series 4 and Legends of Tomorrow season 2! Enjoying all the versions of those characters I read about in the comics over the years!
Also watched Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Now I've got Netflix in my devices, The Defenders is up next (and Punisher and then JJ searies 2...) . Especially like the inter-linking of the Netflix series - reminiscent of how Marvel co,mics used to ber back in the day... *sigh!*
And I won't mention AStar Trek Discovery...
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:30 pm

Arrow is, ironically, the only one of the Arrowverse shows I just can't seem to summon up any enthusiasm for. It seems to me to be tonally completely different to the other three shows. I loved Gotham, though...
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Post by Mbast1 on Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:02 pm

Mbast1 wrote:You may be kidding, but I'm not sure Netflix releases DVDs.

Just so you know, I just saw a number of the Netflix Marvel shows on DVD yesterday!
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Post by Mbast1 on Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:06 pm

tony ingram wrote:not because it's not worth persevering with, but because of the sheer volume of shows on our "must watch" list!

Good grief, do I get this. This is a great time for a lot of stuff I am liking, but the only way I'll see it all is if I win the lottery and don't leave my house for a year.
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Post by tony ingram on Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:35 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:not because it's not worth persevering with, but because of the sheer volume of shows on our "must watch" list!

Good grief, do I get this. This is a great time for a lot of stuff I am liking, but the only way I'll see it all is if I win the lottery and don't leave my house for a year.
I still haven't seen Defenders, Iron Fist, Thor: Ragnarok...
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Post by PhantomRambler on Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:55 pm

I felt Iron Fist was the weakest of the Marvel Netflix shows so far, but that doesn't mean to say it's all bad. I do enjoy seeing how they link asll the shows together with various off-the-cuff references, etc.

Thor:Ragnarok is fairly light-hearted, perhaps more so than Guardians of the Galaxy, but still great fanboy material.
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