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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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What a peace of shit Watchmen the TV Series turned out to be! But is also represents agenda-driven American culture just right. After years of crying about comic book characters whitewashed for the big screen, here comes HBO blackwashing Watchmen and everybody's like HELL YEAH, SO ORIGINAL! :lol: Don't bother that Watchmen never was about racial conflict, cause you know, this English fella just wanted to go meta about the superhero genre, and NAILED IT - shut the fuck up, we licenced the name and do whatever the fuck we want with it.

Wonder what Alan Moore thinks of his work being reduced to the black folk being both the victims and real heroes and white men the evil back and now, with strong women of color of course, cause you have to check those boxes... This all would've been interested 10 years ago when it wasn't the mandatory agenda, and yet it still would've had nothing to do with Watchmen, I mean if you think you have a good idea, build that up from scratch rather than selling it using someone else's success and legacy!

Now the two positive things that come out are Jeremy Irons being a cool but bored megalomaniac (still not Rodrigo Borgia level, where he was fucking brilliant), and raising awareness to the 1921 Tulsa massacre, where some black ppl. killed some white folk (not mentioned in the series), followed by white fold murdering lots and lots of black folk. Would've watched a respectable miniseries about it rather than Tulsa's shameful memory being used to push whatever agenda, taking a dump over a legendary comic book at the same time. I mean what's next, Jesus was a black woman all along and the pope needs to give the throne to Whoopi Goldberg? (probably a better idea than turning Watchmen into this)
 

Yolo Swaggins

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Just got through watching zie german tv show Dark
It was really well shot and overall good
But if you dont binge watch it you will forget whos who, without giving anything away pay attemtion to the names.
I got lost after not watching it for a while, still I recommend it.
 

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What a peace of shit Watchmen the TV Series turned out to be! But is also represents agenda-driven American culture just right. After years of crying about comic book characters whitewashed for the big screen, here comes HBO blackwashing Watchmen and everybody's like HELL YEAH, SO ORIGINAL! :lol: Don't bother that Watchmen never was about racial conflict, cause you know, this English fella just wanted to go meta about the superhero genre, and NAILED IT - shut the fuck up, we licenced the name and do whatever the fuck we want with it.

Wonder what Alan Moore thinks of his work being reduced to the black folk being both the victims and real heroes and white men the evil back and now, with strong women of color of course, cause you have to check those boxes... This all would've been interested 10 years ago when it wasn't the mandatory agenda, and yet it still would've had nothing to do with Watchmen, I mean if you think you have a good idea, build that up from scratch rather than selling it using someone else's success and legacy!

Now the two positive things that come out are Jeremy Irons being a cool but bored megalomaniac (still not Rodrigo Borgia level, where he was fucking brilliant), and raising awareness to the 1921 Tulsa massacre, where some black ppl. killed some white folk (not mentioned in the series), followed by white fold murdering lots and lots of black folk. Would've watched a respectable miniseries about it rather than Tulsa's shameful memory being used to push whatever agenda, taking a dump over a legendary comic book at the same time. I mean what's next, Jesus was a black woman all along and the pope needs to give the throne to Whoopi Goldberg? (probably a better idea than turning Watchmen into this)

Heard nothing but bad things about Watchmen from people that have actually seen it. Not saying a lot of critics are bullshitters just putting out whatever helps them keep on picking up pay checks, but well erm maybe they are. Set of cunts
 
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I know it a few years old but we’ve just starting watching Killing Eve and I have to say that so far it’s been excellent.

Anyone else seen this?
 
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Don't Fuck with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer.


Decent watch for fans of true crime documentaries, a genre which has become very formulaic and a bit boring over the past few years.

This breaks some of the tropes. Only 3 episodes long and self referential at times.

I find the key enjoying true crime is to not know too much going into it. Here I knew the name and a few snippets I'd seen on the news but that's it.

And just a note, I almost turned off as I thought they were about to show the cat killing videos in the first 10 minutes but they didn't. Stick with it.
 

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Didn't like Killing Eve. The pretty girl was the reason to watch it, but her part of the story was bland and I hated the mong looking woman. She is crap and I hated every moment she was on screen.
 

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True Crime wise I wasn't too taken by that one about the guy who admitted to loads of murders he didn't commit either. Only half watched it without paying enough attention, it just didn't grab me though.
 
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True Crime wise I wasn't too taken by that one about the guy who admitted to loads of murders he didn't commit either. Only half watched it without paying enough attention, it just didn't grab me though.
Yeah I finished that but it never really got my attention. Couple of episodes too long.

Once you knew where it was going it kinda petered out.