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by Skarjo » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:25 am

I tried to watch that Haunting of Hill House the other day but absolutely could not get on with it.

There was a dreadful piece of CGI where a guy crossed a clearly green screen hallway. But... It was just a hallway? Why can't you afford a corridor? Corridors are not expensive.

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by satriales » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:15 am

Skarjo wrote:I tried to watch that Haunting of Hill House the other day but absolutely could not get on with it.

There was a dreadful piece of CGI where a guy crossed a clearly green screen hallway. But... It was just a hallway? Why can't you afford a corridor? Corridors are not expensive.

I'm only three episodes in but I'm really enjoying that show. Didn't notice the CGI bit that you mentioned but I think generally there isn't a huge amount of CGI for a horror.

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by Zartan » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:25 pm

I have just finished a rewatch of the West Wing, man I love this show.

Season 7 really is a strange one, because whilst the campaign is awesome, Alan Alada is superb, and really does portray a really good Republican that you can get behind, and Jimmy Smits is just fantastic, and plays so well with Bradley Whitford. It is just the actual West Wing is left behind, and really feels old and tired whenever the story is with them.

It is really hard to grade all the seasons, as I feel the post Rob Lowe ones are worse, but 6 and 7 with Alda and Smits I love loads. So that means season 5 is the worst, and Season 2 is possibly the best, and in between you can move most of them about. It kinda goes against most series where the middles seasons are generally the best

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by Skarjo » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:12 pm

satriales wrote:
Skarjo wrote:I tried to watch that Haunting of Hill House the other day but absolutely could not get on with it.

There was a dreadful piece of CGI where a guy crossed a clearly green screen hallway. But... It was just a hallway? Why can't you afford a corridor? Corridors are not expensive.

I'm only three episodes in but I'm really enjoying that show. Didn't notice the CGI bit that you mentioned but I think generally there isn't a huge amount of CGI for a horror.


Alright, so I'm rewatching it, and I think maybe it's not CGI, I think it's a deliberate camera thing to make things feel... Dreamy? Or something? I realise now the scene that got me was actually the opening scene, with the dad moving from room to room across the corridor. And whether it's actually green screen or just a filter or something but it very much looks like the Dad is absolutely not on that set. Maybe it's meant to be jarring or subtle or something.

But it doesn't, I just get this really uncanny valley feeling like I did with the Star Wars prequels. And not in a creepy way, just a 'Why are you like this?' kinda way.

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by satriales » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:38 pm

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Skarjo wrote:I tried to watch that Haunting of Hill House the other day but absolutely could not get on with it.

There was a dreadful piece of CGI where a guy crossed a clearly green screen hallway. But... It was just a hallway? Why can't you afford a corridor? Corridors are not expensive.

I'm only three episodes in but I'm really enjoying that show. Didn't notice the CGI bit that you mentioned but I think generally there isn't a huge amount of CGI for a horror.


Alright, so I'm rewatching it, and I think maybe it's not CGI, I think it's a deliberate camera thing to make things feel... Dreamy? Or something? I realise now the scene that got me was actually the opening scene, with the dad moving from room to room across the corridor. And whether it's actually green screen or just a filter or something but it very much looks like the Dad is absolutely not on that set. Maybe it's meant to be jarring or subtle or something.

But it doesn't, I just get this really uncanny valley feeling like I did with the Star Wars prequels. And not in a creepy way, just a 'Why are you like this?' kinda way.

Actually, I did notice a similar thing in other scenes where the screen kind of jolts slightly as it switches to some characters. At first I thought it might have been motion blur or poor compression on Netflix but now I'm certain it is deliberate. Perhaps it will make sense later on when the story unravels.

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by Slayerx » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:51 pm

I really struggled with the opening episode but going to give it another go.

I found some of the time jumps a bit jarring.

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by Rubix » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:28 pm

Unresolved- 9/10

Cop drama focusing on the deaths of Tupac and Biggie, found it really interesting

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by Moggy » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:12 pm

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Moggy wrote:The Vietnam War - 10/10

I know a few others have rated this one, but I really can’t emphasise enough just how good this is. Utterly incredible. It’s 17+ hours long and feels like that’s not long enough. Interesting, heartbreaking and hugely educational. And with an absolute kick ass soundtrack.


I really enjoyed this but I only made it about 5 episodes in. Its just so long. When the episodes were 90 minutes it wasn ttoo bad but onces the episodes started running to 2 hours a piece, I just didn't have time for it any more


That’s a shame, it really is excellent.

There were a few times that I needed to sleep and so just closed down Netflix and carried on the next day, Netflix is good at remembering where you left off.

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by Jenuall » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:29 am

BoJack Horseman S5 - 10/10

Probably the best thing on television in the past 5 years, BoJack is quite simply an exceptional show. How Will Arnett hasn't won a boatload of awards for his performance in this is beyond me.

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by SugarDave » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:29 am

Just finished my rewatch of Deadwood and it's quite comfortably my favourite thing ever put on TV. I love everything about it, but the standout star is the camp itself, I don't think I've ever seen a location so fully realised in TV before. It's a richly developed character of its own and you become so familiar with it over the course of the 36 episodes that I could probably draw a map of it from memory alone. The writing is poetry to listen to and the character relationships feel so genuinely sincere or tense depending on the pairing or group, if I had to make a top 10 TV characters list, I'm sure that at least 5 of them would be from Deadwood. Jesus Christ, it's so good! :wub:

Obviously, there was room for further stories but I actually think the ending it was forced to have is a fitting conclusion in many ways, when you consider the themes it had been touching upon from the very start. That being said, I'm excited to see what they've done with the film.

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by RichardUK » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:35 am

Childhood’s End

I didn’t know anything about this before watching it but I was looking through now tv and noticed that Mike Vogel (the guy from under the dome) was in it so gave it a go, I really enjoyed it and it’s a shame it was quite short (only 3 episodes)

8/10

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by Preezy » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:32 pm

The Bodyguard - 7/10

Was really enjoying it until the last 15 minutes of the final episode. What a gooseberry fool ending :lol:

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by Moggy » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:24 pm

Preezy wrote:The Bodyguard - 7/10

Was really enjoying it until the last 15 minutes of the final episode. What a gooseberry fool ending :lol:


Pretty much my thought on that show. Such an amazing opening scene though!

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by Ironhide » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:47 pm

Preezy wrote:The Bodyguard - 7/10

Was really enjoying it until the last 15 minutes of the final episode. What a gooseberry fool ending :lol:


I felt the same with Battlestar Galactica.

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by BOR » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:53 pm

The Haunting on Hill House.

It was very good and I enjoyed it a lot. There were a couple of scenes made me jumped. :lol: :oops:

Overall, it was great.

7.5/10

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by Miguel007 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:12 pm

The Haunting of Hill House; 8/10.

Really enjoyed this but apart from one jump scare ghost in the car between the two arguing sisters didn't find it scary at all, I found it to be likeable to Lost with time jumps and little mysteries happening.

Thought the mother was damn :datass: there's no way she'd had 5 kids!

I hope there is no more series going forward as I felt everything tied off nicely, where else could they go if it continued, all the family end up together in the Red Room? No I felt it was a great emotional ending.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:03 am

Just hit ep 6 of Haunting of Hill House (the funeral home ep) and it's legit one of the best episodes of TV I've seen in ages. Loved the format they went for, and the whole thing felt like a play.

The series entire continues to be a pleasant surprise: I'm an absolute wimp when it comes to horror but I'm actually not finding it all that scary...which is good because there's a really interesting ensemble piece here. The cast are, to a man, utterly fantastic, even the child actors which is super rare. Itching to get to the finale now.

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by Vermilion » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:25 pm

SugarDave wrote:Just finished my rewatch of Deadwood and it's quite comfortably my favourite thing ever put on TV. I love everything about it, but the standout star is the camp itself, I don't think I've ever seen a location so fully realised in TV before. It's a richly developed character of its own and you become so familiar with it over the course of the 36 episodes that I could probably draw a map of it from memory alone. The writing is poetry to listen to and the character relationships feel so genuinely sincere or tense depending on the pairing or group, if I had to make a top 10 TV characters list, I'm sure that at least 5 of them would be from Deadwood. Jesus Christ, it's so good! :wub:


I watched Deadwood off the back of a lot of recommendations and hype, and while the first series was pretty decent, the second was dull with very little of note actually happening, and the third gained some momentum, but then ended on a really rubbish note.

Killing that girl to bail out Trixie was just downright nasty and unnecessary (it also went against Swearengen's character, who although ruthless, was not the sort to do that to women), and for the main villain just to up sticks and leave was just a lame cop out.

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by Sandy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:52 pm

Miguel007 wrote:The Haunting of Hill House; 8/10.


Going to go with the same rating.

There were a couple of parts in the story developement that stopped it being better for me but over all it was a really good series.

While it's billed as a horror it's definitely more story and character driven. The first half of the series is the scarier half, with the second focusing more on answer all the questions raised by the first half.

There's a lot of your standard horror tropes but not so many you'll lose your engagement rolling your eyes at the envitibility of it. I don't normally recommend horror films or series as they tend to be gore porn or just boring but this is a well written show with enough mystery in the story to keep you engaged and characters you can get into. Defintiely worth checking out.

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by SugarDave » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:17 pm

Vermilion wrote:
SugarDave wrote:Just finished my rewatch of Deadwood and it's quite comfortably my favourite thing ever put on TV. I love everything about it, but the standout star is the camp itself, I don't think I've ever seen a location so fully realised in TV before. It's a richly developed character of its own and you become so familiar with it over the course of the 36 episodes that I could probably draw a map of it from memory alone. The writing is poetry to listen to and the character relationships feel so genuinely sincere or tense depending on the pairing or group, if I had to make a top 10 TV characters list, I'm sure that at least 5 of them would be from Deadwood. Jesus Christ, it's so good! :wub:


I watched Deadwood off the back of a lot of recommendations and hype, and while the first series was pretty decent, the second was dull with very little of note actually happening, and the third gained some momentum, but then ended on a really rubbish note.

Killing that girl to bail out Trixie was just downright nasty and unnecessary (it also went against Swearengen's character, who although ruthless, was not the sort to do that to women), and for the main villain just to up sticks and leave was just a lame cop out.


Can't agree with the dull comment for season 2. Season 1 certainly has more of that typical lawlessness western vibe which lends itself well to more immediate excitement, but the story of the show overall is very much about the encroachment of civilisation on the camp and its development as a community. While on paper, the gist of season 2 being about "negotiating annexation to this territory or that one" may sound boring, the dialogue turns it into something that rivals even more obviously thrilling plots in other shows (I also happen to enjoy all the politicking but that's just me).

I've heard criticism about the final episode before, and you're absolutely right it's nasty, but I don't know why you found it out of character for Swearengen. If you'd said Bullock, that would be more understandable, but even though Al shows a lot more of his softer side from season 2 onwards, he's still a vicious bastard in a lot of ways. Bear in mind, he orders a little girl to be killed in the first few episodes of the show. :lol:

As for Hearst, him leaving with minimal repercussions was totally fitting for the show, ignoring the fact that the real Hearst went on and lived. From the start, he wielded more power than anyone in camp and was always going to get his way, Al knew that him getting his comeuppance would spell more disaster for the town, or he'd have killed him when they first met. "You can't cut the throat of every cocksucker whose character it would improve".


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