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Mr Frank White

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I love it how networks are not insisting on the Americanisation of all accents now, but hearing a Kiwi is pretty weird.

When Frankie Adams appeared on The Expanse, I found it cringy as hell and equated it to bad acting. A few episodes later and she was my favourite character.

Tem is not a great actor.
Yeah Frankie changed the game.
 
snake77

snake77

Anyone watching Book of Boba Fett? Find it funny how it’s basically just been hijacked into Mandalorian season 3 last couple of episodes lol
It's been a bit of a weird one as it feels like they did the post credit scene last year to introduce the show and had a basic idea for a show but it wasn't fleshed out.

I can see some of the criticisms on it being too slow in the early episodes as they were essentially split in half between the flash backs after the sarlacc pitt and the current timeline. I can see what they wanted to achieve with the parallel stories filling in the time between Return of the Jedi and when we catch up with Boba Fett in the Mandalorian. Then trying to have the two stories sort of mirror each other in them either being similar or showing him learning a lesson. I don't thing the execution was the best.

They might have been better off doing episode 1 as the flash back and the rest the main time line. It also feels like the flash backs were to pad the episodes out a bit which means they didn't have much material.

The last two episodes have picked things up a bit. The problem is the main character is essentially side lined. Last week felt like when a series does a spin off show and the spin off is introduced in the main show for an episode or two. But in this case the series we are watching is a spin off for the character we got to see.

I do like how they are introducing the Clone Wars animated characters into live action.

These shows match Lucas's original vision for Star Wars being like the weekly serial shows he'd watch or listen to when he was young.
 
snake77

snake77

Ironically 2 of the better episodes. Tem takes me out of it too, his acting is pretty bad perhaps ‘exotic accent’ is enough to cover it up for other audiences. His “over Maori pronunciation” of words like ‘Boba’ and ‘Tatooine’ are quite noticeable too
There was talk of having Captain Rex in one of the shows. Not sure if he has the acting skills to play multiple characters if they introduce some surviving clones. They all have to be different.

I know they used his voice in the original trilogy to make it consistent but one suggestion I have seen was they could of used another actor as Bobba Fett like Daniel Logan and use Morrison for the older clones. Bobba Fett is a clone of Jango but doesn't have the accelerated aging. Logan is in his mid 30s so it would be around that amount of time after the Clone Wars started I'm guessing.

There has been some cringe moments in this series like someone mentions water. Bobba "I grew up surrounded by water" like it was a trigger word. Then the "like a Bantha" is getting mem'd a bit.

The other thing with the show they seemed to have saved the budget for the last two episodes with the technology used. The opening 4 episodes have all been based on Tatooinne which is a bit weird for a space based show.

Hopefully the finale is all out war that they are building to.
 
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Inruin

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Ironically 2 of the better episodes. Tem takes me out of it too, his acting is pretty bad perhaps ‘exotic accent’ is enough to cover it up for other audiences. His “over Maori pronunciation” of words like ‘Boba’ and ‘Tatooine’ are quite noticeable too
Just watched the 5th episode with my boys. They said the book of boba Fett is better when boba Fett isn't in it 😂. Episode 6 tomorrow night.
 
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snake77

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Has anyone been watching Peacemaker?
That show is quite bonkers. More cause the character is a bit out there and then his side kick isn't the brightest either.

Even the opening credits are on the weird side.

 
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matiunz

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Has anyone been watching Peacemaker?
That show is quite bonkers. More cause the character is a bit out there and then his side kick isn't the brightest either.

Even the opening credits are on the weird side.


Not up to date but strangely watchable from what I’ve seen
 
Mr Frank White

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Has anyone been watching Peacemaker?
That show is quite bonkers. More cause the character is a bit out there and then his side kick isn't the brightest either.

Even the opening credits are on the weird side.


At least it knows what it is meant to be...
 
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Inruin

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Just watched the 5th episode with my boys. They said the book of boba Fett is better when boba Fett isn't in it 😂. Episode 6 tomorrow night.
Episode 6 was really good. Only a minute of Boba Fett in it! Bit disappointed the Marshall got shot, I like him. Not so sure about having to choose between the two items at the end. Both complement each other don't they?
 
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Mr Frank White

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Episode 6 was really good. Only a minute of Boba Fett in it! Bit disappointed the Marshall got shot, I like him. Not so sure about having to choose between the two items at the end. Both complement each other don't they?
Marshall was getting bandaged I spied 👀
 
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snake77

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Anybody been watching Pam and Tommy?

I was going to give it a miss and watched a podcast with someone recommending it so I thought I'd give it a go. Only 3 episodes in but it's strangely entertaining.
 
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gREVUS

gREVUS

Long live the Rainbows and Butterflies
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Anybody been watching Pam and Tommy?

I was going to give it a miss and watched a podcast with someone recommending it so I thought I'd give it a go. Only 3 episodes in but it's strangely entertaining.
decided to give it a miss, as she is still popular in Hollywood so expect a fair white wash of her past.
 
Sky Waka

Sky Waka

Anybody watching GOT HOT D?
That's Game of Thrones House of the Dragon.

In Episode 1 the King named his daughter as his heir, but spoiler alert. She wont rule Westeros.

If you remember GoT, Dani asked Yara if the Iron Islands has ever had a Queen before and Yara said no more than Westeros... so is she not long for this world?
 
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Worried2Death

Worried2Death

Just watched 4 seasons of the cancelled masterpiece Baskets with Zach Galifianakis, laughed for days, pretty dark shit for basically slapstick. It got darker every time Louis CK's name came up in the credits, feels a bit like Iaughing at Bill Cosby's hijinks in the 80's.
 
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matiunz

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This year yet?
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Anybody watching GOT HOT D?
That's Game of Thrones House of the Dragon.

In Episode 1 the King named his daughter as his heir, but spoiler alert. She wont rule Westeros.

If you remember GoT, Dani asked Yara if the Iron Islands has ever had a Queen before and Yara said no more than Westeros... so is she not long for this world?
Little slow starting but alright so far, my big fear is they’re gonna just essentially placate the pissed off dani fans with this new Targaryen. Hope they do something original but the problem with prequels is they can get a bit shoehorned with pre established lore and cannon
 
matiunz

matiunz

This year yet?
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Did anyone else watch Better Call Saul?
One of those shows I where u know it has a finite end, so was waiting until it was done before binging the last couple of seasons. Preferred to watch Breaking bad the same way
 
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mrblonde

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Did anyone else watch Better Call Saul?
Best. Ending. Ever. Amazing acting, script, cinemetography (look for the siginificant but hard to spot at first glance use of colour in two very important black and white scenes)

Amazingly well done, how the eff that show hasn't won any Emmys yet beats the hell out of me.

matiunz, you're in for a thrill when
the Russian comes back and he and Shireen kick ass!
 
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jonesy101

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Cobra Kai season 5 is out next week. Yes the show usually has one or two silly parts (not sure about that Stingray character) but its faithfulness to the Karate Kid movie series is very well done. I was too young for when the first couple of movies hit the theatres but remember getting all 3 out on video plenty of times. I haven't seen them again for over a decade, so I wonder if I'll view them in a different light now having some perspective on Johnny's backstory.

This video is a crack up:

 
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