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Nik:

Some things I'd recommend are:

1. We Own This City. Anyone familiar with David Simon's stuff might find this covers a lot of the same territory as the Wire but a really great show on its own that examines just what's gone wrong with modern policing. Jon Bernthal in particular is great in it.

2. Under the Banner of Heaven. A true story about a murder in a Mormon community in the 80's starring Andrew Garfield. Really first rate stuff that doubles as murder investigation and a reasonably non-judgemental history lesson about the Mormon faith.

3. Barry. Still one of the best things on TV, even as the story has branched out.

4. The Offer. A docudrama about the filming of the Godfather and the pushback they got from the Columbo crime family. Kind of schlocky and overdramatic(I think in general they think we're going to care a lot more than we do about the main character) but if you're a fan of the movie I think this really hits it.

L K:
I’m not enjoying Season 3 of Barry quite as much as the first two but man is Bill Hader fantastic.   He’s writing and directing most of the series on top of starring. 

Nik:

--- Quote from: L K on May 30, 2022, 06:23:07 PM ---I’m not enjoying Season 3 of Barry quite as much as the first two but man is Bill Hader fantastic.   He’s writing and directing most of the series on top of starring.

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I agree that it feels less focused right now that the emphasis isn't on the acting class. Still, like you say, Hader makes it worth watching.

herman:

--- Quote from: herman on March 09, 2022, 02:55:37 PM ---Between darkness and defeat, hope survives.

Watch the new teaser trailer for @ObiWanKenobi, and start streaming the limited series May 25 on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/XiJANgWrEz— Star Wars (@starwars) March 9, 2022
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Hello there

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Anyone else watch the first two episodes? Ewan was great, as was Moses (Reva), but the writing was... very Prequely. Is it just going to be the Mandalorian with more talking and face acting?

Obi-Wan: Clone Wars sequel
Ahsoka: Rebels sequel

Nik:

--- Quote from: herman on May 31, 2022, 09:50:32 AM ---Anyone else watch the first two episodes? Ewan was great, as was Moses (Reva), but the writing was... very Prequely. Is it just going to be the Mandalorian with more talking and face acting?

Obi-Wan: Clone Wars sequel
Ahsoka: Rebels sequel

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I thought it felt like most of the modern day Star Wars stuff. Superficially it's well made and well casted and talented people are involved throughout so it's never going to be "bad" the way the Prequel movies were but it also seems entirely uninterested in giving us anything new or presenting something with real stakes.

Like, I get it's Star Wars and everything but one of the reasons Rogue One worked to the extent it did is they were all new characters and we didn't know what might happen to any of them. Here, we effectively know everything that will happen to all of them.

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