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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby VizardAmata » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:42 am

Ensorcelled wrote:Stranger Things is damn good.


It might as well have been written by Stephen King... I love it!

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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Ensorcelled » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:45 am

Aye its like what would be the outcome if King, Spielberg and John Carpenter had an orgy. With a splash of Silent Hill and some bad ass synth thrown in because why the fuck not. �
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby VizardAmata » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:27 pm

Scream is a bit of alright, as well.

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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Turbo » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:02 pm

VizardAmata wrote:Scream is a bit of alright, as well.



Yeah I really like that, been watching it as close to Wednesday's (Friday's) as possible.

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Postby mikeftw » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:47 pm

Ensorcelled wrote:Stranger Things is damn good.

It's genius, soundtrack is epic
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Postby WorMzy » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:54 pm

Robot Wars was good. A couple of dull fights, but otherwise entertaining.
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby VizardAmata » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:55 pm

Enjoying the new Robot Wars, but my god Foxic though... :lol:

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Postby onona » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:11 pm

Ensorcelled wrote:Stranger Things is damn good.


I binged the entire series on Saturday. It has its flaws but on the whole it was excellent, a really nostalgic throwback to the films I grew up with. Great casting, good storytelling, mostly good pacing. Some dodgy effects work but that's to be expected in a TV series like this (may even have been somewhat intentional).

Netflix's original series are generally pretty impressive. I hope they continue to invest in quality shows.

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Postby thehairyone » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:41 pm

VizardAmata wrote:Enjoying the new Robot Wars, but my god Foxic though... :lol:


It's a shame, because Foxic is actually a very good robot... when it works! Craig (the driver) seemed to be the victim of some editing because he's really nothing like that in person, and he spent two hours doing repairs on Nuts from episode 1 to get them able to fight again. Overall the show is still doing well :D
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby VizardAmata » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:58 pm

Apparently he was trying to go for a "villain" role, which could have worked, but when his robot had done bugger all, that arrogant posturing made him come across really badly.

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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Skippy » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:33 am

VizardAmata wrote:Apparently he was trying to go for a "villain" role, which could have worked, but when his robot had done bugger all, that arrogant posturing made him come across really badly.

I loved it when he was calling someone else a coward in the last fight. Really mate?

Overall, I'm a little underwhelmed by Robot Wars' return. Dara O'Brian is no Craig Charles, he just doesn't seem to have the energy or interest, and the whole "league table" round thing means they just kind of rush through most fights in three seconds. Most of the robots seem pretty underwhelming as well, although given another year or two all those problems could get sorted out. It's still great to see it back.
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby WorMzy » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:10 pm

Bit of a disappointing final battle on RW. Predictable finalists though.

All in all though, it was a good season. I enjoyed it.
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby kanet666 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:56 pm

Skippy wrote:
VizardAmata wrote:Apparently he was trying to go for a "villain" role, which could have worked, but when his robot had done bugger all, that arrogant posturing made him come across really badly.

I loved it when he was calling someone else a coward in the last fight. Really mate?

Overall, I'm a little underwhelmed by Robot Wars' return. Dara O'Brian is no Craig Charles, he just doesn't seem to have the energy or interest, and the whole "league table" round thing means they just kind of rush through most fights in three seconds. Most of the robots seem pretty underwhelming as well, although given another year or two all those problems could get sorted out. It's still great to see it back.


Agree with all you said there. I'd add one more though - I think the league table reduces the carnage because people know they have a couple more fights. In the old series if you lost, the winner and the house robots would often tear them limb from limb. In the new series, the house robots did pretty much nothing all series and the winners just disabled them and then left it. Also, whilst I know Dara is passionate about this stuff he really needs to tell himself that. Thought the final was pretty good though.
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Skippy » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:24 pm

The final was good, all the robots were at least decent and had some form of competition. Bit disappointed by the final match itself though, mostly because (*MILD SPOILER*) both the weapons died so it was just two robots driving around. It was an enjoyable return overall though, hopefully it comes back for another series. If it does though, hopefully Craig Charles will be back, and they get rid of that stupid league system, or at least change it so its in round one, with a couple more rounds of robots actually trying to fight each other.
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby NeglectedField » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:15 pm

Totally bumming Stranger Things right now.