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Old 01-12-2019, 12:39 PM
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I watched The Haunting of Hill House. I think the last two episodes weren't quite as strong/creepy/intriguing as what came before it, but overall, wow, what a series. Perfect tone. It manages to maintain tension through almost all of it, and while it has jump scares and scary ghost monsters, it's used pretty tastefully. A lot of the creepy stuff is more low-key. Like, yeah, there are some brilliant scenes peppered throughout.

While I've definitely seen stuff that is more visceral, this one really got under my skin. My overactive imagination kicks in in the middle of the night, and then I start seeing bent-neck ladies....

I recommend it, I'm sure I'll watch this again in the future.
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:23 PM
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The final season of A Series of Unfortunate Events was quite good! I was wondering how they would managed to adapt the finale of this series, but they did so well with the rest of it I needn't have been worried.

One unfounded concern I had going in was if they would try to soften Count Olaf so his last act, the one good thing he did in his life, could be framed as a redemption. Thankfully no, he still saves Kit and he still dies next to her, but the show doesn't try to pretend he's been redeemed or was good all along. Thankfully. It was one of those themes towards the end of the series, that no one is fully good or fully bad, and the show didn't shy away from it.

I'm kind of surprised the show didn't confirm one way or the other whether or not Esme and Carmelita survived the fire at the Hotel Denouement. The books don't either, but the 'Unauthorized Biography' of Lemony Snicket supposedly confirms Carmelita's alive, so it's a bit strange that even this show left the question of 'gee maybe this little girl burned to death in the fire' an open one when it could have said one way or the other.

Overall, this was a pretty good adaption. Way better than the Jim Carrey movie, though we knew that from Season 1.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:30 AM
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:58 AM
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I finally watched Dragon Prince, by which I mean I struggled to finish one episode just so I could say I gave it a shot. This show is eye-searingly ugly and I don't believe I'll be watching anymore.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:21 PM
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Watching Baki. It's as fucking stupid and ridiculous as I remember. And I'm... enjoying it? I guess this is my trash TV "not recommending to any sane person but I'm having a good time" show for the year.
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:30 PM
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Carmen is very good. If the Chief isn't based off of Lynne Thigpen, I'll eat a gumshoe.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:06 PM
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New Grace and Frankie y'all!
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I liked the new Carmen Sandiego show, but the more it tried to explain its backstory, the less sense it made.
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