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i loved the original film with yul brynner and also the 1978 porno parody, sex world.
the HBO reboot is a good balance of the two.
I can't help but see Westworld as analogous to every major city in the west, the playgrounds of the super-rich. Very pessimistic I know, but that is my take on it.
You know, I never saw the original film. I should after this season.
Bit slow on the uptake, I know, but I'm three episodes into Peaky Blinders. Really enjoying it so far. The obvious comparison is to Boardwalk Empire, though it's too early to say if it's as good/better. The use of modern music is really clever and doesn't seem jarring. Acting is pretty solid. Oh, and one for the HN-SB thread: Annabelle Wallis as the Irish barmaid/police agent Grace:
She has a nose that could conceivably grace (n.p.i.) a bust of Athena. I'm a bit smitten, tbh. And I can say that while watching it because Mrs Tea is too busy drooling over Cillian Murphy to notice, lol.
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Currently enthralled in the Norwegian series "Occupied" on Netflix, three more episodes to go but recommended.
been going through the seasons of The Eric Andre show. Love everything about it, the meta-humorous jokes, the surrealist satirizing of american talk shows, the abstract expressionist-styled disposition, even the fact that it's significantly more miss than hit. One of the only shows on tv i've actually laughed out loud at besides The Simpsons and some of The Office, US version. Too many comedians make jokes they know are going to work. Eric Andre and Hannibal Burress are some of the few people pushing the genre forward.
i just finished Bojack Horseman
deeply existential and hauntingly good
best show i've seen in ages
not properly TV though, is it?
episodic, but not broadcast
I started watching that. Didn't stop cos I didn't like it, just stopped. I hear it gets really good though.
My favourite comedy show ATM is Rick and Morty.
i'm telling you, watch "occupied". available on netflix, well worth it.
good TV times here in the states: next week starts the new season of "better call saul", the new "fargo" starts the week after, then "master of none" and "house of cards" are back in may.
Y'all watching goddamned Fargo and Rick & Morty...
Meanwhile the only tv show worth syndication is Riverdale, but small minds can't see the big picture.
CrowleyHead is the only person here who still appreciates Serious Art. The rest of us just watch soaps, listen to Justin Bieber and read airport thrillers.
Riverdale is basically a soap, though.
Has anyone been watching Guerrilla? I'm quite enjoying it as a fictionalisation of an important and little-known - well, I was hazy about it, anyways - piece of British history, though I think the criticisms of the erasure of black women in the series are undeniably accurate (going well beyond the casting of Freida Pinto, which could probably be justified if there was another foregrounded black female character in the first two episodes [which are the ones I've seen] The rather brilliant Wunmi Mosaku is woefully underused too).
@entertainment - the Eric Andre Show is genuinely odd, that's for sure. Thanks for the heads up
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