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    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    ... there was also nothing to really explain why Julie fell in love with him in the first place. ...
    Which is another reason Billy needs to have some redeemability. Julie saw something. We should, too.
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    Eh, a lot of women end up with men without it, and I think we should see the women's perspective if anything. She thought there was something there, but that honestly doesn't mean there is. The way most abusers start--and I do agree Hugh Jackman could handle this dynamic--is by seeming charming and then turning out to just have the charm, but by then it's too late for the woman to feel safe in escaping. (Or man.) That doesn't mean we as an audience have to be fooled. I've never liked Carousel; someone in my theatre group saw it recently, as I recall (possibly the same performance, as it's a Facebook group), and demanded an explanation of the show and its appeal. We couldn't give them one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    Eh, a lot of women end up with men without it, and I think we should see the women's perspective if anything. She thought there was something there, but that honestly doesn't mean there is. The way most abusers start--and I do agree Hugh Jackman could handle this dynamic--is by seeming charming and then turning out to just have the charm, but by then it's too late for the woman to feel safe in escaping. (Or man.) That doesn't mean we as an audience have to be fooled. I've never liked Carousel; someone in my theatre group saw it recently, as I recall (possibly the same performance, as it's a Facebook group), and demanded an explanation of the show and its appeal. We couldn't give them one.
    What it has got going for it is mainly some excellent songs and a great piece of orchestral music in "The Carousel Waltz".

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    Watching Westworld season 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    What it has got going for it is mainly some excellent songs and a great piece of orchestral music in "The Carousel Waltz".
    Oh, we could mostly recommend the soundtrack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    What it has got going for it is mainly some excellent songs and a great piece of orchestral music in "The Carousel Waltz".
    Oh, we could mostly recommend the soundtrack.

    ETA: This is a duplicate, but the software's being wonky and won't let me delete, just edit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orionspear View Post
    Watching Westworld season 2
    Because of, or in spite of, Season 1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orionspear View Post
    Watching Westworld season 2
    I think it's way better than s1.

    It feels like J.J. is robooting LOST. I liked LOST.=-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetaDust View Post
    I think it's way better than s1.

    It feels like J.J. is robooting LOST. I liked LOST.=-)

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    I see what you did there.

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    Winchester. I don't really get ghost stories, but I decided to give this one a go because Helen Mirren was in it. Set in the Winchester Mystery House, with Mirren playing Sarah Winchester. I like the premise, linking the constant rebuilding to its supposed hauntedness in quite a neat way. I actually paused the film to go and check if it had been written by Tim Powers - the mix of real history and the supernatural was very reminiscent of his style.

    And Benson and Moorhead's The Endless. Again, nice premise, at times inconsistently executed. Could have done without being hit over the head with "let us just explain the metaphor in case you missed it", but otherwise great fun.

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    Hannibal season 1 in 2nd time... Those writers who thought up scenes of crimes, the details of the murders, the handwriting of the killers for this series are real maniacs themselves

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    I've been watching a lot of the nature documentaries on Netflix, mostly BBC ones.
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    I just watched the season (almost series) finale of The Expanse! Whoa.


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    ST:Voyager now finished. Bit annoyed the ending involved time travel, but that was perhaps largely an in-joke about how Janeway hated time travel. Not a bad couple of episodes. Glad to see that Borg Queen finally get dealt to. (I presume another will rise, but anyway ...)

    Also a bit "sad" there was no story arc leading to the end (apart from the 3rd to last episode finding a new home for Nelix). It's not like they really needed it to be a surprise that the show was over.

    Overall happy I watched it all. On a par with DS9 and Enterprise for me, with TNG (later seasons) still maybe my "favourite".

    Next, now I'm all caught up, is the recent ST series, Discovery.


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    Kirk was first and therefore they all him their jobs. Each Captain and crew was different. Picard was more cerebral most of the time but if you ticked him off watch out. Sisko was more a man of action then of thought almost the opposite of Picard. Janeway loved the idea of the adventure of being lost and had was scientist before being captain but was reserved. Archer just wanted to see what out there. Only saw the first episode of discovery, don't know if I want to see more.

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    Season 8 of Doc Martin, FINALLY! The local PBS stations have not bought it (or the rights to show it, or whatever), so we are getting the DVDs via Netflix. 2 epsisodes in and it's, "Let's see how much of the therapy and change Doc has internali... nope ok."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJSF View Post
    Season 8 of Doc Martin, FINALLY! The local PBS stations have not bought it (or the rights to show it, or whatever), so we are getting the DVDs via Netflix. 2 epsisodes in and it's, "Let's see how much of the therapy and change Doc has internali... nope ok."

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    We got the discs quite a while ago. I was pretty unhappy with PBS, who showed the previous season over about the time the new one should have come out. I did find the Doc a tad mellower -- heck, he didn't even have a breakup from Louiser this time!
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    Endeavour, lost glasses screw is lynch pin clue, could never find them even in the best of situations. Then a a youtube video of an old friend and then Lewis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    We got the discs quite a while ago. I was pretty unhappy with PBS, who showed the previous season over about the time the new one should have come out. I did find the Doc a tad mellower -- heck, he didn't even have a breakup from Louiser this time!
    Spoilers! (Oh, wrong Doctor)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJSF View Post
    Spoilers! (Oh, wrong Doctor)...

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    Christopher Eccleston was on an episode of inspector Morse.
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