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Robert Kowalewski II
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Posted: 05 September 2018 at 8:38pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Netflixing Penny Dreadful, currently on Season 2, I don't know why I didn't watch it when it came out...
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Doctor Who: The Stones of Blood - Working my way through the Tom Baker years after rewatching all the first season from the new release.  Stones is still fun to watch, I may just put in Power of Kroll while cleaning so I don't really have to pay attention to it... 
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WESTWORLD S. 1- I was initially captivated by the program's look and tone, enjoying the overall feel of events as they played out. While I liked the performances, the story clearly wasn't in any hurry to get anywhere and I was fine with that. 

It was fairly late into the proceedings that I picked up on the idea that this was a Bad Robot production so contractually the story couldn't pay off in any meaningful way. The "Lost-"ness of it all became more painfully acute as the season wore on and the "mystery box" of "the Maze" paid off as poorly if not worse than all of the other idiot "mystery boxes" Abrams continually insists on putting into his... well, calling it "work" seems kind. "Efforts," perhaps? The stories do come off as labored, and I suppose it must take work of some kind to so consistently come up with nothing at the conclusion of every story one does. I believe at this point, M. Night Shyamalan has paid off more consistently than Abrams and Bad Robot have. 

Still, it was all very pretty to look at initially.

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The "Lost-"ness of it all became more painfully acute as the season wore on and the "mystery box" of "the Maze" paid off as poorly if not worse than all of the other idiot "mystery boxes" Abrams continually insists on putting into his... well, calling it "work" seems kind. 


You are giving Abrams way too much credit for either show. 
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Starting some anniversary viewings this month of:

True Blood: Season 1 [2008]
About the first 3 seasons were pretty fantastic, even if the series went off the rails towards the end and overstayed its welcome by a season or three.  Hugely entertaining for the most part, though.

Mork & Mindy: Season 1 [1978-79]
It creaks, as they say, but Robin Williams can provide about 1 or 2 huge laughs in every episode.  Very poignant to watch now, for obvious reasons.

The King of Queens: Season 1 [1998-99]
Criminally underrated... I'm someone who happens to think Kevin James and Jerry Stiller are comic geniuses, and Leah Remini is right up there as well.  Every episode makes me howl with laughter.

I'm also starting the first season of the original Battlestar Galactica in a few days, but I may start a 40th anniversary thread for that one!





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I watched the Doctor Who story The Hand Of Fear the other day (plus making of extra). I'd left it for quite awhile as it was the last with Liz Sladen/Sarah Jane as a regular. Now to watch the next one sans any companions and on to the Leela episodes I guess. I hadn't watched this one since a '90s late night re-run on a Bellingham tv station, thought when I first got the DVD I only watched it with the audio commentary straight through then put it away.

Where'd she get the owl stuffie and geranium anyway? They may've said in the commentary but I forget now.
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