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pot
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Posted - 06/12/2021 :  14:47:52  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Cult_Of_Frank
We're mid Season 2 and definitely enjoying it, we do need subtitles on to keep up with the belter lingo but didn't find season 1 all that painful aside from the first few episodes. Thanks for the rec!


"If we hit this bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate."



Then I assume you have been acquainted with the charming Camina Drummer. She's top 3 one of the most favourite characters I'd say. Not sure who the other two are though but she is proper bad ass. I haven't watched it in a while. Some revision will probably be required before Season 6 drops.

It gets easier to follow the more you watch it, but there are always things you miss.

I've just rattled my way through to mid season 13 of Always Sunny. Can't believe Danny de Vito is still there! It's just so off the wall this show. Must be fun not ever having to stick to canon when writing new episodes.

The ones where Dee takes the all female plane to California and the aim is to get as shit faced as you can possibly get. Is this a thing in the US? I know folk in the UK like to do this on planes to Benidorm. "Soy boy beta cuck" lmao..

Some of the shit they come up with..
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 06/21/2021 :  02:33:30  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just finished season 1 of Zoo - an apocalyptic scenario where animals evolve intelligence and start attacking people. While it's a great idea for a series, it is also a reminder that some of the other new TV series I've seen lately really are a cut above the rest. A nice idea for a series ruined by the worst plot development and cringe-worthy scripts. I'd rate it no higher than 6/10
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Bedbug
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Posted - 07/09/2021 :  04:18:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Towering Inferno is a blast!
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 07/13/2021 :  14:13:15  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just watching the new Judd Apatow rom com Netflix series Love - it's like a really long Judd Apatow film and therefore worthy of your time if you're ever partial to a rom com with a bit of an indie feel to it. It's got a good soundtrack as well, and always ends on a banging tune. Like S03E01 which ends with the song Headcahe by Frank Black. So I thought this was as good a time as any to make my recommendation here. Plenty of laughs in there.
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Troubles A Foot
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USA
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Posted - 07/15/2021 :  14:23:58  Show Profile  Visit Troubles A Foot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yeah, Love is pretty good. I had a few issues with it but would still recommend it.
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Bedbug
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Posted - 07/17/2021 :  18:04:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

Yeah, Love is pretty good. I had a few issues with it but would still recommend it.



I'm ready for Love.

Enjoying Succession, some good twists and turns.

First episode of White Lotus was great!

I finally got around to watching Dunkirk. Enjoyed it very much, but man, Nolan movies are such a workout. You can't relax for a minute. His films are taxing on the psyche. I liked it but I know it didn't get the best reviews.
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Newo
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Posted - 07/18/2021 :  14:53:25  Show Profile  Click to see Newo's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Dunkirk was a trip in the cinema, the aerial shots of the ocean in 70mm so vertiginous. The Churchill speech at the end was a bummer and totally unnecessary but apart from that, so refreshing to see a movie of that scale with no stars and very little dialogue, just letting the images do their work. Wish more people had the clout that Nolan has.

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Allen Ginsberg says you got no soul. The ancient Egyptians say you got seven of these bastards, and Pharaohs got fourteen, what they get for being Pharaohs.
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Troubles A Foot
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USA
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Posted - 07/18/2021 :  22:15:06  Show Profile  Visit Troubles A Foot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Bedbug
Nolan movies are such a workout. You can't relax for a minute.




That's funny, his movies put me to sleep.

I do want to see Dunkirk though. A lack of dialogue would serve a Nolan film well.
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Bedbug
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Posted - 07/19/2021 :  16:12:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug
Nolan movies are such a workout. You can't relax for a minute.




That's funny, his movies put me to sleep.

I do want to see Dunkirk though. A lack of dialogue would serve a Nolan film well.



I hear what you mean. Itís kind of like math class, which isnít boring but can knock one out
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pot
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Posted - 07/20/2021 :  02:01:00  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug
I hear what you mean. Itís kind of like math class, which isnít boring but can knock one out



I used to live for maths classes. I'd rather sit for 2 hours being taught maths than have to watch another Nolan film.

Edited by - pot on 07/20/2021 10:41:35
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Bedbug
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Posted - 07/21/2021 :  09:58:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not some big Nolan fan, but I think it's become kind of a trend lately to dislike him. Hollywood doesn't give us much these days, and for big budget studio event movies we could do worse than what he's given us, methinks.
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Troubles A Foot
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Posted - 07/21/2021 :  20:03:45  Show Profile  Visit Troubles A Foot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Really? I've not experienced this trend. I feel like the only one who dislikes his films. At least on my twitter feed it's endless praise and Nolan worship. I find his movies incredibly unappealing. I do think he has some cool ideas, and he generally plays in the genres I like...superhero, scifi, etc...But I just hate his aesthetic, I hate his style as a director. I don't like the dialogue, the performances rarely wow me, even stuff like camera placement, editing, etc...like none of it works for me.

One could sum it all up as "tone"...the feel of his movies puts me off. There's this uptight sexless seriousness to everything (and the comic relief like NEVER works)...It just doesn't speak to me. I could barely stay awake through Tenet, and I kept trying so hard to get into it. I'm friends on twitter with this huge fan of his and I wanted to share in the extreme joy he had about Tenet and I just could not do it.

Edited by - Troubles A Foot on 07/21/2021 20:28:53
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Bedbug
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Posted - 07/24/2021 :  20:00:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, I've seen a lot more people calling out Nolan one way or the other lately. Again, I'm not a huge Nolan fan. I'm glad he's out there doing what he's doing. We don't deserve another Hitchcock, so Nolan is kind of a good fit for this generation. When I called his movies a workout I'm thinking in terms of exhaustion. It's a mixed bag, but ultimately I'm glad to have seen his films.
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Troubles A Foot
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USA
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Posted - 07/24/2021 :  21:26:52  Show Profile  Visit Troubles A Foot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I don't know if there is a thread for this sort of thing, but the absolutely terrible Netflix "original" Fear Street 1994 has several references to the Pixies (hottest band of 1994??) and a fairly scene-stealing usage of "Hey"

It is not worth watching to see that though.
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 07/25/2021 :  00:53:22  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just watched Rock The Kasbah. Started off OK and I reckoned it was a dead cert seeing as Bill Murray was in it. But it would probably be more fun to just go to Afghanistan and spend a couple of hours actually being shot at by the Taliban. Epic fail.

Edited by - pot on 07/25/2021 13:14:40
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Stevio10
= Cult of Ray =

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Posted - 07/25/2021 :  12:56:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mr Mercedes. Almost finished season 1, wasn't sure what to expect with it being based on a Stephen King book (thankfully production values are better now than in the 90's - looking at you The Dark Half & Tommyknockers) but enjoying the cat and mousery of it all.

Brendan Gleeson is great as usual and the soundtrack throughout is absolutely brilliant. It isn't without its flaws but makes up for it in entertainment value. Recommended.

Edited by - Stevio10 on 07/25/2021 13:24:35
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Arm Arm Arm
* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 07/31/2021 :  12:46:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Over The Garden Wall---sweet and touching cartoon

Master & Commander---one of the best movies I've seen. Intense, dark, heroic and witty.

Edge of Tomorrow aka Live.Die.Repeat.---great concept and really runs with it.

The Trouble With Harry---charming movie.

cheers
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danjersey
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
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Posted - 07/31/2021 :  21:07:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
my intake
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Troubles A Foot
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USA
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Posted - 07/31/2021 :  21:41:36  Show Profile  Visit Troubles A Foot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I love The Trouble With Harry! I also liked Edge of Tomorrow and Over The Garden Wall.

Your post gets my approval.

Tonight I rewatched what may be my favorite horror movie, Messiah Of Evil.
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Bedbug
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Posted - 08/05/2021 :  11:44:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just watched the Brink with Jack Black and Tim Robbins. Lots of fun.

Rewatching Prometheus. Liking it more than the first time which isn't saying much.

Watching Insomnia for the second time because Nolan has been on my mind lately. Liking it less than the first time.

And about three seasons through the Brady Bunch, which is way more complex and circuitous than you may remember. Check the episode where Alice leaves to be replaced by her "twin" cousin Emma, which was a popular trope of Schwartz in those days but which reads a bit sinister as you parse it.
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pot
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Iceland
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Posted - 08/06/2021 :  15:51:18  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fargo 4 is a cinematic masterpiece. Thought it was going be a bit of a struggle at first and a bit dry like Season 2, but it very quickly gets into some interesting plots and lots of great characters. Hit's the road running from ep 1 and holds it's end up right until the end as well, unlike Season 3 which I felt tapered off a bit. I think it might be the best one yet? Lot's of potential for prequels, sequels for further seasons or even maybe a return to the big screen? Streaming free on 4OD if you live in the UK now.
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Troubles A Foot
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USA
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Posted - 08/06/2021 :  20:34:09  Show Profile  Visit Troubles A Foot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I can't even with the Fargo TV stuff or that showrunner...

Really enjoying Schmigadoon and also Children's Hospital is incredibly funny, in fact I am really surprised I never watched it until now. It's exactly my sense of humor and I'm a fan of several people involved. Season 1 was funny but season 2 has been even better.

I really liked Old, despite myself.

We watched an insane film tonight, Brewster McCloud. I have no idea what to say about it.
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johnnyribcage
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Posted - 08/15/2021 :  05:48:42  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pig, the somewhat overly hyped new Nic Cage movie, turned out to be great.


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.
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pot
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Iceland
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Posted - 08/17/2021 :  18:13:51  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Brand New Cherry Flavour

Another offbeat Netflix mini series set in Hollywood that seems quite good (so far)

13 minutes in. Bam - Debaser bassline. Soundtrack - tick

Some kind of early 80's horror/thriller or something
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Bedbug
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Posted - 08/21/2021 :  15:03:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Casino Royale, the 1967 Woody Allen / Peter Sellers spoof of Bond, James Bond. Amusing. Also watched the original Pink Panther installment. Sellers was really something.

And looking forward to watching PIG!
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Bedbug
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Posted - 08/23/2021 :  16:28:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nine Perfect Strangers

a new series on hulu with Nicole Kidman and a bunch of good performers.

First three episodes are terrific. I think you'll like it. Weird, alluring, heart-tugging, funny, creepy, and no idea where it's going.
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

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Posted - 08/24/2021 :  08:08:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Chair, Letterkenny, Wellington Paranormal
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Bedbug
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Posted - 08/29/2021 :  15:21:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Watching this Spike Lee documentary about 9/11 and Covid and everything. Some interesting stuff so far.
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pot
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Posted - 08/30/2021 :  02:05:43  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Bedbug

Watching this Spike Lee documentary about 9/11 and Covid and everything. Some interesting stuff so far.



I heard he edited out the "conspiracy theories" due to criticism from the public. These included interviews from Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, who have conducted more actual, real scientific studies into the collapse of all three towers than the 9/11 Commission - who whitewashed the whole thing and made up a load of bogus nonsense to explain the collapse of the towers, including later WTC7 which they initially omitted from their report.

From the Belfast Telegraph: "The final episode of Leeís series is said to include both conspiracy theorists and experts refuting their claims, leading to allegations the director was giving both sides an equal voice."

Because giving both sides an equal voice is a bad thing?

I'd like to see this, but also a part of me feels that any director who censors views from a documentary because of public pressure isn't worth my time.
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Bedbug
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Posted - 08/30/2021 :  11:04:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Watching this Spike Lee documentary about 9/11 and Covid and everything. Some interesting stuff so far.



I heard he edited out the "conspiracy theories" due to criticism from the public. These included interviews from Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, who have conducted more actual, real scientific studies into the collapse of all three towers than the 9/11 Commission - who whitewashed the whole thing and made up a load of bogus nonsense to explain the collapse of the towers, including later WTC7 which they initially omitted from their report.

From the Belfast Telegraph: "The final episode of Leeís series is said to include both conspiracy theorists and experts refuting their claims, leading to allegations the director was giving both sides an equal voice."

Because giving both sides an equal voice is a bad thing?

I'd like to see this, but also a part of me feels that any director who censors views from a documentary because of public pressure isn't worth my time.



Yes, I heard he had to edit out 33 minutes.

There were some interesting clips of Bush and Obama during their respective administrations warning people that a global pandemic was coming. What does it mean pot?
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pot
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Posted - 08/30/2021 :  23:55:27  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Yes, I heard he had to edit out 33 minutes.

There were some interesting clips of Bush and Obama during their respective administrations warning people that a global pandemic was coming. What does it mean pot?



I'm not that far down the rabbit hole. I think probably something to do with UN Agenda 21 and Agenda 30. I heard Wikileaks were warning years ago that the global powers were going to stage a pandemic to justify imposing new world order powers. I mean that's what 9/11 was all about and I think this is just the next stage in their plans.

Whatever is going on has been planned for decades, and Big Pharma are behind a lot of it. They've been lobbying governments for at least the last hundred years to criminalise holistic practices so they can profiteer from their synthetic junk. They seem to pretty much have the freedom and impunity to inflict any kind of harm they want on society these days.

I don't know what's going on in Afghan but pulling out like that and basically handing over billions of $ of military equipment to the Taliban - it's almost like they are planning WW3 to land in Europe next. I don't think their NWO power grab is going as well as they thought it would so perhaps there could be another false flag event like 9/11 coming. I've been saying for years that 9/11 was an inside job and if people don't wake up to that and challenge it then they might do something like this again.

I think I might move to Texas next year.

Maybe I was a bit harsh on Spike Lee, but I think he should have stood his ground. They've probably got him under contract and there's nothing he can do about it. Looks like HBO pressured him into removing the content, but who pressured HBO?

Edited by - pot on 08/30/2021 23:56:00
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Troubles A Foot
= Cult of Ray =

USA
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Posted - 09/12/2021 :  13:40:25  Show Profile  Visit Troubles A Foot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Enjoying the Steve Martin/Martin Short HULU show Only Murders In The Building. It's a fun murder mystery. I was an extra in a few scenes and I'm also watching it to spot myself, but it's a good show. Martin Short is a really great actor in it, funny but also sad and complex and tons of energy in the performance. Steve Martin is great at playing an elitist sad sack.
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Stevio10
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Posted - 09/13/2021 :  07:37:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Nine Perfect Strangers

a new series on hulu with Nicole Kidman and a bunch of good performers.

First three episodes are terrific. I think you'll like it. Weird, alluring, heart-tugging, funny, creepy, and no idea where it's going.



Watching this too. finished first 4 episodes, it's an interesting watch as there's no clear indication of what the end game for any of it is...yet. Though it hints at something terrible...or brilliant or both. Or maybe it's all about the journey. Who knows. Michael Shannon is very good in it. Did you finish it Bedbug?
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Bedbug
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Posted - 09/16/2021 :  11:16:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Stevio10

quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Nine Perfect Strangers

a new series on hulu with Nicole Kidman and a bunch of good performers.

First three episodes are terrific. I think you'll like it. Weird, alluring, heart-tugging, funny, creepy, and no idea where it's going.



Watching this too. finished first 4 episodes, it's an interesting watch as there's no clear indication of what the end game for any of it is...yet. Though it hints at something terrible...or brilliant or both. Or maybe it's all about the journey. Who knows. Michael Shannon is very good in it. Did you finish it Bedbug?



We just finished episode 7. It is one of the few shows that we both want to watch again even though we haven't finished it yet.
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Fitzy
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Posted - 09/18/2021 :  10:14:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been on a Youtube rabbit hole of Norm Macdonald's clips, ater hearing that he had passed away. He had such an unique comedic voice. RIP.
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