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« Reply #225 on: April 21, 2017, 10:59:45 AM »
Okay, Fargo goes on the list.  How many seasons so far?

@XenaLee, stick with Bates Motel, it gets even better.

This is season three.  So far they have been almost completely independent, so you don't need to watch the first two to get up to speed.
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« Reply #226 on: April 21, 2017, 11:02:40 AM »
Okay, Fargo goes on the list.  How many seasons so far?

@XenaLee, stick with Bates Motel, it gets even better.

Ehh.... the music for Season 3, Episode 1 of Fargo really got on my nerves.  Plot isn't as good as Season 1, either.  If the music doesn't change and the plot doesn't get better, not sure I'll be watching it to the end.

But Bates Motel is amazing.  I wondered how they could structure an entire series around that theme.  Now I know....lol.

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« Reply #227 on: April 21, 2017, 11:33:16 AM »
This is season three.  So far they have been almost completely independent, so you don't need to watch the first two to get up to speed.

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Oh, really? Hmmm, interesting...

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« Reply #228 on: April 21, 2017, 11:38:00 AM »
Ehh.... the music for Season 3, Episode 1 of Fargo really got on my nerves.  Plot isn't as good as Season 1, either.  If the music doesn't change and the plot doesn't get better, not sure I'll be watching it to the end.

But Bates Motel is amazing.  I wondered how they could structure an entire series around that theme.  Now I know....lol.

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I want to be really careful of what I say, lol, because I don't want to spoil anything. 

When you start out you think, okay, I've seen the movie, I know everything about this story.  What's amazing to me is that the showrunners have managed to stay absolutely true to the spirit of "Psycho" without necessarily copying every single aspect of it. 

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« Reply #229 on: April 21, 2017, 11:41:35 AM »
This is season three.  So far they have been almost completely independent, so you don't need to watch the first two to get up to speed.

I really liked season 2. Bokeem Woodbine as Mike Milligan was just plain awesome.

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« Reply #230 on: April 21, 2017, 12:02:23 PM »
@XenaLee

I want to be really careful of what I say, lol, because I don't want to spoil anything. 

When you start out you think, okay, I've seen the movie, I know everything about this story.  What's amazing to me is that the showrunners have managed to stay absolutely true to the spirit of "Psycho" without necessarily copying every single aspect of it. 

My husband said he's never seen a show which stayed consistently excellent from start to finish until BM.

Yeah, the writing is great.  Anything that keeps my interest season after season has to be good.  All of the side dramas and criminal elements, twists and turns make for good tv viewing, IMO.  I'm on the 4th ep of S2 .... Dylan knows now who his real father is.   You know.... I waffle back and forth between feeling sorry for Norma and disliking her.  Right now I'm in the feeling sorry mode...lolol.  Complex creatures.... her and Norman.



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« Reply #231 on: April 21, 2017, 12:03:57 PM »
I really liked season 2. Bokeem Woodbine as Mike Milligan was just plain awesome.

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I loved the part where Milligan shows up at the fresh motel massacre.  Gets out of the car, surveys the mayhem and carnage, says "Ok then".... gets back in the car and drives off.  Hilarious!
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« Reply #232 on: April 21, 2017, 12:37:40 PM »
And Hanzee has had about all he can take of us palefaces.

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« Reply #233 on: April 30, 2017, 03:42:01 PM »
Yeah, the writing is great.  Anything that keeps my interest season after season has to be good.  All of the side dramas and criminal elements, twists and turns make for good tv viewing, IMO.  I'm on the 4th ep of S2 .... Dylan knows now who his real father is.   You know.... I waffle back and forth between feeling sorry for Norma and disliking her.  Right now I'm in the feeling sorry mode...lolol.  Complex creatures.... her and Norman.

@XenaLee

I was the same with Norma.  I hated that she didn't take Norman's illness seriously enough to really get him the help he needed.  But all in all, I come out liking her, because she's so nuts herself, and I LOVE her screaming fits and arguments she has with Norman.

What about Romero?  Yay or nay?

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« Reply #234 on: April 30, 2017, 03:44:16 PM »
@XenaLee

You have to see this, lol.  Not Photoshopped.



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« Reply #235 on: April 30, 2017, 05:15:26 PM »
@XenaLee

I was the same with Norma.  I hated that she didn't take Norman's illness seriously enough to really get him the help he needed.  But all in all, I come out liking her, because she's so nuts herself, and I LOVE her screaming fits and arguments she has with Norman.

What about Romero?  Yay or nay?

Romero, bad boy, bad cop....ended up being a yay, but I was conflicted and torn throughout.   But generally, I tend to disapprove of folks that behave the way Romero behaved....lol.

In the end, he was a good guy trying to protect Norma, and then he just went off the deep end with the revenge factor.   Norman had to be stopped.  He would have gone on to kill again and again.  Dylan knew that.
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« Reply #236 on: April 30, 2017, 05:16:31 PM »
@XenaLee

You have to see this, lol.  Not Photoshopped.



Wow!   Two of my (now) favorite, all-time actors side by side.   Kewl....thanks!
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« Reply #237 on: April 30, 2017, 08:22:06 PM »
Romero, bad boy, bad cop....ended up being a yay, but I was conflicted and torn throughout.   But generally, I tend to disapprove of folks that behave the way Romero behaved....lol.

In the end, he was a good guy trying to protect Norma, and then he just went off the deep end with the revenge factor.   Norman had to be stopped.  He would have gone on to kill again and again.  Dylan knew that.

@XenaLee

Yeah, I pretty much agree with that.  I didn't like Romero at all when the show started, but I grew to like him, and then later on, even more so. 

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« Reply #238 on: April 30, 2017, 08:33:40 PM »
@XenaLee

Yeah, I pretty much agree with that.  I didn't like Romero at all when the show started, but I grew to like him, and then later on, even more so.


Easy to look past some minor character flaws with a man that looks like Romero.

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« Reply #239 on: April 30, 2017, 08:36:23 PM »

Easy to look past some minor character flaws with a man that looks like Romero.

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Oh, I agree, lol.

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« Reply #240 on: April 30, 2017, 08:41:04 PM »
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Oh, I agree, lol.

And easy to decide that the flaws are indeed minor. 😆

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« Reply #241 on: April 30, 2017, 09:06:41 PM »


And easy to decide that the flaws are indeed minor. 😆

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I've seen male characters with even more sizeable flaws...and I've minimized them right down to nothing.   :laugh:

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« Reply #242 on: May 25, 2017, 12:06:43 PM »
Beacuse I'm a few seasons behind, I don't read this thread, but this made me think of first season for some reason...

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« Reply #243 on: June 06, 2017, 08:19:24 AM »
Beacuse I'm a few seasons behind, I don't read this thread, but this made me think of first season for some reason...



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« Reply #244 on: June 06, 2017, 08:26:47 AM »
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Are you watching Fear The Walking Dead?  I'll be honest, for me the show has interesting moments, but I have to reeeaaally struggle to maintain interest at this point.  My husband likes it more than me.

But without giving anything away, I am so damn sick of Kirkman's "let's shock the viewers by killing off a key character AGAIN."  We get it, okay---it's the apocalypse and no one is safe and you're writing in a new and controversial way.  That was established, so just stop it now.  Ugh.



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« Reply #245 on: June 06, 2017, 08:31:43 AM »
@Cripplecreek

Are you watching Fear The Walking Dead?  I'll be honest, for me the show has interesting moments, but I have to reeeaaally struggle to maintain interest at this point.  My husband likes it more than me.

But without giving anything away, I am so damn sick of Kirkman's "let's shock the viewers by killing off a key character AGAIN."  We get it, okay---it's the apocalypse and no one is safe and you're writing in a new and controversial way.  That was established, so just stop it now.  Ugh.

I watched a few minutes on Sunday but not enough to know what's going on.

Somebody was being turned away from some group or something.

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« Reply #246 on: June 06, 2017, 10:16:47 AM »
I watched a few minutes on Sunday but not enough to know what's going on.

Somebody was being turned away from some group or something.

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Lol, yeah, in other words, the basic ongoing plot.

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« Reply #247 on: June 06, 2017, 10:26:05 AM »
@Cripplecreek   Are you watching Fear The Walking Dead?  I'll be honest, for me the show has interesting moments, but I have to reeeaaally struggle to maintain interest at this point.  My husband likes it more than me.  But without giving anything away, I am so damn sick of Kirkman's "let's shock the viewers by killing off a key character AGAIN."  We get it, okay---it's the apocalypse and no one is safe and you're writing in a new and controversial way.  That was established, so just stop it now.  Ugh.
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« Reply #248 on: June 06, 2017, 11:08:40 AM »
@CatherineofAragon

Bob and I watched it.  I am like you, some parts are good but it doesn't hold your attention completely.  Also, how do you follow a so called main character if he/she gets killed?  You are left with a hole when that happens.  And, I can't stand that son who continually has a temper fit.  He has been that way since this program started when he was a teenager on drugs and always complaining.  He needs a slap just to get his attention and shut him up.

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They took away one of the few characters that I halfway liked.  Now it's just those...well, I won't say it because I don't want to be a spoiler. 

I liked Strand until they pushed that heavy-handed story of him being so in love with his boyfriend.

I'll be honest, I liked Nick the first couple of seasons.  He was a doper, but I kept hoping he would clean up his act  because he just seemed so sharp...in fact, he had the situation figured out before anyone else did.  I thought if he could get off the drugs, he would be a bad-ass.  But they had to go and make him into a weirdo who deserted his family and likes to wander among the walkers.

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Re: The Walking Dead Thread
« Reply #249 on: June 06, 2017, 11:26:42 AM »
I like it when they kill(?) off a main character from time to time.  It's boring when you know everyone is going to make it every time.

So far, this season looks a lot better than the first two.  However, it looks like it could fall into being just another TWD, which I like, but I don't need two of.
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