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I guess this could go under "movies" but it's not really the same so eh...

Started Watching Stranger Things 2 recently and about 6-7 episodes in. I daresay this season is even better than the first one so far. Clearly, as a child of the 80s and early 90s I have some irrational nostaligic attachments to the setting and the music, but still.

Also saw Twin Peaks: The Return and loved every weird second of it. Pretty amazing to see Lynch do the Lynch thing in 13 episodes of 50+ minutes in 4K. 8-)

Curb your enthousiasm is back as well, and has been as sharp as ever as far as I'm concerned. Below clip is him visiting Salma Rushie for advice on how to deal with the fatwa that has been put on him after he insulted the ayatollah.



Game of Thrones has of course been slowly going down the drain last season, narratively speaking. As fun as the show still is to watch, it is now so rushed and full of plotholes compared to the first few seasons that it just feels like a completely different show. Oh well. Still watching though, not gonna pretend like I'm not having fun. But instead of this beautiful slow chess game of politics and covert alliances it is now just big set pieces and good vs evil. They even failed to kill off any really important characters, if you don't count Littlefinger's ignoble (and lame) death. Let's hope next season brings some nuance and drama, but I sincerely doubt it.

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Watching little finger trying to scheme his way onward and getting pwnt was strangely satisfying. However, yea, the season was pretty weak. Far too predictable and standard. I guess like so many other things, it's been pacified for general absorption. :(

Finished watching Sense8. Too bad it got cancelled. There's some sort of finale still forthcoming, but I doubt it'll satisfy.

Mr Robot. Still amazing and mostly realistic regarding hacking. I enjoy this, even though it can be difficult to watch at times.

Star Wars Rebels. It's Star Wars. Still mostly for kids, but it's Star Wars. :p

Finished watching Orphan Black. ugh. What a waste of time. Don't do it. Despite some good moments, it mostly sucks.

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Burn notice - finished this one maybe half a year ago or so. Liked it very much
Babylon 5 - Re-watched the whole thing. Still a great show.
The Librarians - Made it to season 2 then got bored.
Sanctuary - Just finished season 3. Will go for season 4. Ok, nothing spectacular but not boring either.

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I literally have no idea what most of those shows are. :-D I think I don't watch enough TV...

I did realize recently that there was a third seasong of Fargo and it was really, reall good. Makes me want to move to small town in Minnesota and get involved in an extremely unlikely murder plot. :roll:

Also watching season 3 of The Strain. Like the first two seaons it's pretty standard popcorn fare vampire TV but what else do you need?

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