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Watchmen (2019 HBO series)

Don't judge the series by the pilot: Euphoria improved a rocky start and perhaps I better just wait to binge this one, though when it's great, it's great from the beginning (Chernobyl). Signs are questionable here though: Watchmen, an ATG comic and a mostly good film adaptation returns, or rather an unofficial sequel post-Veidtcalypse. But it opens with the terrible 1921 Tulsa race riot that left a huge number of black ppl. killed by angry white folk (true story), shown graphically. Then in Watchmen 2019 timeline, a white fella kills a masked black cop (apparently ppl. of the law wear masks and teddy bear costumes (?!) for some reason), then a 10yo-ish white boy unleashes some racial slur toward a black woman... get where we're heading?

Not being a white American male I'm hardly bothered when Hollywood / US TV's only able to target this particular group, the theme's just getting tedious, and when the showrunners leave out the bit (at least for now) where the Tulsa incident was started by black ppl. killing some white ones and racism is unfortunately common among all colors and ethnicity, I'm not sure how honest a conversation we're going to get in the upcoming episodes. Anything on TV goes nowadays that's strong female, gay, trans or colored, and you're essentially reduced to male white villains, and if nothing particularly new or original joins the conversation in Watchmen, not sure I'll stay.
 

BigBone

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Watchmen (2019 HBO series)

Don't judge the series by the pilot: Euphoria improved a rocky start and perhaps I better just wait to binge this one, though when it's great, it's great from the beginning (Chernobyl). Signs are questionable here though: Watchmen, an ATG comic and a mostly good film adaptation returns, or rather an unofficial sequel post-Veidtcalypse. But it opens with the terrible 1921 Tulsa race riot that left a huge number of black ppl. killed by angry white folk (true story), shown graphically. Then in Watchmen 2019 timeline, a white fella kills a masked black cop (apparently ppl. of the law wear masks and teddy bear costumes (?!) for some reason), then a 10yo-ish white boy unleashes some racial slur toward a black woman... get where we're heading?

Not being a white American male I'm hardly bothered when Hollywood / US TV's only able to target this particular group, the theme's just getting tedious, and when the showrunners leave out the bit (at least for now) where the Tulsa incident was started by black ppl. killing some white ones and racism is unfortunately common among all colors and ethnicity, I'm not sure how honest a conversation we're going to get in the upcoming episodes. Anything on TV goes nowadays that's strong female, gay, trans or colored, and you're essentially reduced to male white villains, and if nothing particularly new or original joins the conversation in Watchmen, not sure I'll stay.
Critics really raving about this, so far, not so good.
 
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See (2019)


Post-apocalyptic barbaric drama with Jason Momoa playing your stereotypical Carl Drogo character he's typecast for, about humanity that lost sight centuries ago and two youngins who were born with it, and could change everything. Okay premise I guess, beautiful scenery, and utter bore 3 episodes it with some silliness like blind ppl. sprinting through wild forests on horseback. Yeah... totally not dangerous! :lol: Feels like past-generation TV despite mandatory gore and oh so dark dystopian world homes. Honest B-level Into the Badlands is far more exciting from the get go, clearly understanding that silly premise must be improved via great action choreography.
 
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True Detective Season 3.

Mahershala Ali is a great actor. Some of his scenes were breathtaking.
 

DB Cooper

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True Detective Season 3.

Mahershala Ali is a great actor. Some of his scenes were breathtaking.
The first season of 'True Detective' was just so darn good I have found it hard to get excited about the subsequent seasons.
 

BigBone

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The Mandalorian (2019)


Apple TV+ kicked off with a mediocre flagship series in 'See' but with Marvel, Pixal and Star Wars (and Fox and ESPN and Hulu and infinite and beyond money) in Disney's pocket, Jon Favreau's Mandalorian was unlikely to flop upon arrival and it does not. Fun throwback Star Wars stuff with many western elements, nice looking Death Valleyish setting, weird/funny looking aliens and a low on talk high on shootout gunslinger. Very promising based on the first episode.
 

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The plane hijacking scene in episode 4 of The Boys was fucking tremendous. Seems like I've been waiting for years to see a scene like that in a superhero movie/show.

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