Moving Pictures Roundup 2019

We discussed books highlights of 2019, now it’s time for movies and TV-series. A few of the favourites and a few of the disappointments in both categories, to round up the past year in media :).

Ola’s choices

I haven’t had much time for movies and series. I’ve watched a nice mix of old and new, and enjoyed quite many of them – though only few made a lasting impression. The absolute winner in this category is…

The Mandalorian (2019)

Set in the Star Wars universe, exploring old and new worlds in a simultaneously uniquely original way and one that pays well deserved tribute to the foundational trilogy, The Mandalorian is what Star Wars always wanted to be – and always ought to be. A story about good and evil, told in an openly and unabashedly Wild West style, fabulously suited to the times of turmoil between the fall of one systemic order (the Empire) and the birth of another one (New Republic). Of course, one of the main draws of the series is Baby Yoda, and he is indeed cuteness incarnate, even when swallowing live frogs whole πŸ˜‰

Baby Yoda

But it’s only one of the draws of this series, which in its entirety is basically devoid of faults. The story is solid, the acting very good, and the worldbuilding simply splendind. I haven’t watched The Rise of Skywalker, and after reading the reviews I don’t intend to – at least not in the cinemas, whereby my ticket payment might give Disney the wrong impression of achieving success πŸ˜› Instead, I have The Mandalorian, which is a series cut out for fans like me, pining for another reimagining of the mythical hero’s journey, or a coming-of-age story firmly based on universal, mythological foundationsΒ  and realized in a fantastically developed universe. In short, it’s Star Wars as it should be made.

Piotr: Can’t really comment on that, as I haven’t seen this yet, but my hopes are big, I want to finally see some great new Star Wars. Baby Yoda… looks a bit too cute, but we’ll see πŸ˜‰

Ola: Oh, don’t you worry about this πŸ˜‰ I’m looking forward to the discussion of Favreau’s revolutionary approach to Force as power in essence neither good nor evil πŸ˜€

Short Circuit (1986)

It says something about the state of the contemporary movie industry, and/or about my tastes and this year’s movie choices, that the best movie I’ve seen in 2019 was this 1986 oldie. And a re-watch to boot! I must admit, the nostalgia factor weighs heavily in this choice, but the re-watch was an absolute delight. Johnny Five with his deeply humanistic message of peace and understanding is a protagonist I’ll not only always root for, but also identify with πŸ˜‰

Johnny Five

I sincerely doubt such a movie would have been made today, not only because it’s absolutely and quite hilariously politically incorrect, but also because it combines a worthy, thoughtful message with openly embraced and good-hearted goofiness that so rarely seems to go hand in hand it contemporary movies.

Season three of Stranger Things didn’t disappoint, and I would love some heated discussion on the way gender representation of Billy plays in his role of a selfless saviour, and how certain famous items of the 1980s once again found their way to the set, but this isn’t the time for it πŸ˜‰ Suffice to say, I will be eagerly waiting for season 4, as Stranger Things remains one of the few series which are still on, and still deliver.

As for the Netflix series Daredevil, I was quite disappointed to see it end, but ended it did, and on a very satisfying note. I very much enjoyed season 3, centred once again around Fisk and fulfilling my predictions of the incorporation of the Born Again storyline. The creators went a step further and added some juicy bits from Kevin Smith’s Guardian Devil story, and I’m still on the fence about this, as I’m not a fan ;). And yet, the Netflix Daredevil series ended very well, maintaining till the very end the ambiguity and conflict that defined the original.

Piotr’s Choices

Piotrek: Now it’s my turn πŸ™‚ I have to say I should have remembered to include Daredevil, but it’s been early in the year and I’ve seen so much since. It definitely was very good, better then season two, and made me even more frustrated this part of the Marvel world closes.

Top TV

Good Omens

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Finally, a splendid Pratchett show. Writing is good, length is ideal, and the acting… David Tennant as Crowley and Michael Sheen as Aziraphale are a perfect duo. It was the most fun I had in front of a screen in 2019.

Ola: I’m definitely looking forward to watching it!

His Dark Materials

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I did not hate the movie version, but it was not a very good motion picture, and a very poor adaptation of the books. This – is great. Excellent adaptation and a very attractive piece of TV. The story was too long for one movie, but it’s not just that. Production values are great here (well, maybe we could see more daemons), actors seem to really be into it (unlike, say, Nicole Kidman in the Golden Compass)… close second in the “best TV of 2019 category”, in part because I prefer Pratchet/Gaiman over Pullman.

Dark

Second season of the excellent German Netflix show. A more German Stranger Things? Darker (!), smarter, well thought-through – these creators clearly had a vision of the complete thing from the very beginning, it’s too intricate to have been constructed on the go. More fun than Stranger Things? Well, more so than Season 3, anyway, overall – different, but also very, very good.

Chernobyl

And now something deadly serious. An accurate, detailed description of a catastrophe I remember – despite being three year old, I have a memory of a rather panicked visit in a hospital where I was given Lugol’s iodine. The disaster damaged the credibility of communist regime in the entire Soviet Block, Poland included. The series – said to be pretty accurate – is very impressive.

Catch-22

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I haven’t read much about it online, but this short (6 episodes) adaptation of Catch-22 is great. It looks and sounds great, amuses,Β  moves and terrifies, and manages the difficult source material well. Produced by George Clooney, who also plays Gen. Scheisskopf, and highly recommended!

Ola: Another one on my TBW list…

Witcher

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Witcher is big question for me, a category in itself. I’ve been waiting quite some time, we explored the the books on Re-E long before the show started, and I need to really think about how I see this show. There are mishaps, and great scenes, I like the acting overall, I need to see the entire thing to judge the writing – I’m halfway through and not fully convinced. I’m sure there will be a two-shot, at some point, for now lets say it’s a 2020 show for me, as I did not manage to see it all before December 31st.

Ola: Oh yes, there will be a discussion about The Witcher! It’s not bad, and there are some great bits, but it could be so much better πŸ˜‰

And something from outside the realm of live action:

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

I’ve seen the original Dark Crystal, liked it a lot, this might be even better. Hellishly difficult to produce – puppet animated, I rarely watch the making of… documentaries, but here I did and I’m impressed.Β 

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In short, it is a prequel that shows the struggle of several fantastic races to discover the truth and free themselves from the oppresion of Skeksis, their alien overlords whose obsession with immortality leads them quite far on a path of cruelty. It threatens not only the freedoms and lives of their subjects, but a destruction of the entire planet is quite possible. Can we think of another planet that is in danger?

The Dragon Prince

Best children friendly fantasy animation sinceΒ Avatar? I quite believe so. Pretty, with nice characters and surprisingly nuanced story, it gave me so much joy, and I’m sure it would have given me even more were I still in its designed target audience…

Aggretsuko

This is definitely not created for kids. Quoting Wikipedia:

Retsuko is a 25-year old and single anthropomorphic red panda, who works in the accounting department of a Japanese trading firm. Facing constant frustration every day from pushy superiors and annoying co-workers, Retsuko lets out her emotions by going to a karaoke bar every night and singing death metal.

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Amazing, at least from my perspective of a slightly older, human accountant slaving his days away at a multi-national corporation… It’s a short, strange, quick-paced joy πŸ™‚

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Not-quite the top, but with great potential, eagerly awaiting further seasons:

Carnival Row

This series did not get enough love. It might not be perfect, but Amazon created such an interesting world… a very dark steampunk London-like city (of Dickensian nature), with downtrodden faires thrown into it to suffer the fate of unwanted refugees. Fantasy… again, can get pretty close to reality πŸ˜‰

Meh-TV

I tried to only watch good stuff in the limited time I had, and did quite a lot research before starting each series. Still, there are some shows I’ve seen at least one episode of and did not like.

Suburra is an Italian-Netflix show that had a pretty good first seasons. Millennial gangsters from Italian and Roma families challenge the old-timer in a beautiful Rome scenery. Season two had, regrettably, atrocious writing and despite the actors still doing good job – was an utter disappointment.

Succesion is very popular, acknowledged by the Nerwriter1 himself ;), and I’m not saying it’s bad TV – I just couldn’t get into the troubles of the members of a spoiled billionaire family and it’s ruthless patriarch.

Top Movies

Once Upon Time in Hollywood

DiCaprio/Pitt duo was great, and the story so interesting. Sharon Tate’s murder – something we all heard about, here totally changed, but in an epic way. Not go into spoilers, but DiCaprio with flamethrower will be one of my favourite Tarantino scenes ever!

J’accuse

Polanski as a human being is very controversial, and for important reasons. As a director he’s very good, and the movie about one of the great scandals of modern era, one of the archetypical political events that, in various forms, was repeated so many times in every Western democracy. Dreyfus affair showed what can happen when national honor of sorts becomes more important than truth and decency. Ideals of the French Republic were measured against its right wing military and… won. Guess on which side the Catholic Church was?

The movie is very academic, meticulous in it’s recreation of all the artefacts of the era. I know of some people that fell asleep watching the plot slowly unfolding… but for me, it was all the more powerful. I also enjoyed discussions about the progress of canon technology πŸ˜‰

Marriage Story

This was the good Adam Driver movie of 2019 ;). Just listen to him singingΒ Being Alive:

I’ve seen it when I was decorating our Christmas Tree with my girlfriend. She wanted something cute and romantic and I closely avoided Bridget Jones πŸ˜€ This was… not Christmassy, but a wonderful movie that deserves all the Oscar nominations. The quarrel scene…. and most of the others… a must see!

Avengers: Endgame

This was a very good way to finish a franchise of movies (or, at least, it’s important stage). Way better than the other Disney series. Not a great movie, definitely not the best MCU has to offer, but a solid one, bringing many conclusions and no that many cringe-worthy moments. More in the review.

Ola: This was actually one of the meh movies of the year for me πŸ˜› More in the review, indeed! πŸ˜€

Joker

For all the good things I said about movies above, this might be the movie of 2019, and it’s a genre one! A Joker movie with one of the best Joaquin Phoenix’s performances, with Gotham even grimmer and more hopeless than usual. The Waynes are trumpy, Joker is truly tragic (but still pretty evil), and the socio-economic structure of this decaying city will not be saved by a bit of rich man’s vigilantism. It is another genre story re-imagined for our times.

Ola: I can’t believe I still haven’t seen it. Is it New Zealand peculiarity, or do the cinemas elsewhere also limit the viewing time to two-three weeks for any given film? Before I find the time to actually go to the cinema, the movie I wanted to watch is already gone – or magnanimously played once a day at noon.

Terrible Movies

Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

It was a bad movie by itself, and a shameful conclusion to the Saga. All the flows in JJ’s style, all the greedy indifference of Kathleen Kennedy.

Dark Phoenix

This one was so bland and unremarkable that I was too bored to catch too many specific deficiencies. One of the greatest comic books stories reduced to something better left alone and forgotten.

2020 Plans

And finally a few words about plans for 2020. There aren’t that many, actually πŸ˜‰ I want to read at least one entire fantasy series, but it probably still won’t be Malazan, I’m going to continue reading Tokarczuk and Polish non-fiction, I might even get a library card, as available shelf-space diminishes, and money flows to different areas of my life… we’ll see.

I’m curious about Amazon’s LotR series, I’m going to watch the Mandalorian, definitely Star Trek: Picard will be on my radar as well.

Movies… with Ladybirds, Black Widow, Wonder Woman 1984 and Eternals, superhero genre’s position in my schedule is already secured. 2020 will end with Villeneuve’s Dune and I have some hopes for this one πŸ™‚ There will also be, I’m sure, many non-genre gems I don’t yet know about…

Ola: My plans are pretty fluid as well. I had a very good year in reading, and not a bad one in watching, even if I’d seen less cinema movies than before. I’ll definitely continue reading some of the series I started this year, most notably Asher and Barker and Ryan, and I plan to read more non-fiction.

As for the movies, I’m currently a perfect example of superherosis lassitudo, and I’m pretty sure I’ll abstain from seeing WW1984 in cinemas; I might watch Black Widow, but mostly for David Harbour – the memorable Jim Hopper from Stranger Things πŸ˜‰ Eternals… I’ll check the reviews first πŸ˜› I’d definitely like to see 1917, though, and finally finish watching the second season of The Punisher! And I’m looking forward to Amazon’s LotR series, not only to see the familiar landscapes :D.

43 thoughts on “Moving Pictures Roundup 2019

  1. The problem with such great posts like this is that I have to open another tab so I can comment in tab and read in the second πŸ˜€

    I’ve heard lots of good things about Mando as well, but I simply don’t care any more. Disney whored out Star Wars and no amount of pretty’ing up is going to ever erase that from my mind.

    I think I got halfway through season 3 of DD and just stopped. Can’t remember if I was bored or if it was when my whole job situation changed. But it just didn’t have that special “something” that the first season had that caught me. Enjoy Punisher S2. With no more netflix tv marvel shows, best enjoy the good stuff while you can πŸ™‚

    I liked Good Omens too! First Pratchett movie that I can truthfully say that about. Of course, none of his other movies had Tennant, so….

    I think you both want to watch Witcher just to see Cavill in tight pants. Admit it, you pervs! πŸ˜‰

    Prime recently had Dark Crystal on, so I might be tempted by AoR. Is it as middle school’ish as Dark crystal was though? That was one thing I had forgotten about.

    I received Infinity War and End Game for Christmas and watched them on New Years day. I am almost glad Cavill stepped down as Superman so now I won’t be tempted to watch any more superhero films. While I didn’t think either of the Avenger’s movies were great, I was satisfied with how it wrapped up the overall storyline.

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    • Thank you… I guess πŸ˜‰
      We tend to write big summary posts, because it’s difficult to divide them into smaller parts once we get going. But I agree, we should come up with a way to put up a bit smaller and more manageable posts, but a bit more often than once a year ;).

      We’ll probably do a Two-shot on The Mandalorian, but to quickly let you know – I’m totally with you on Disney’s abuse of SW, but Favreau’s series is something separate. It is actually brilliant and if you have a chance to see it, do it. It’s an example of solid filmmaking coupled with a great, not too convoluted storyline, creative thought and a lot of respect for the original source material.

      I struggled with DD somewhere in the middle of the season, too. But once it gets going, it packs a punch. It’s worth finishing, because the payoff is manifold: emotional, aesthetic, intellectual. It’s also a really nice goodbye for the character, reimagined by Netflix and then taken away by Disney :P.

      …you forgot about Cavill’s hairy chest! πŸ˜‰ But to be fair, he doesn’t look half bad in the series – after the first spoilers, I was afraid it would be Legolas 2.0…

      I’ll be checking out both Good Omens and Dark Crystal sometime this year!

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      • Don’t feel insulted πŸ˜€ You’re not the only blog I do that to.

        As for Star Wars and DD, once I leave something I tend not to go back, so the chances of my checking them out again, while not zero, is pretty small. maybe if I had more real life friends who were into that kind of thing?

        yeahk, the spoilers made the witcher look like it was going to be a sausage fest. I’ve never read the books or played the games, so if/when I do watch it, it will all be new material to me.

        As much as I enjoyed Good Omen, it didn’t entice me to go read the book.

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        • Oh, no worries there, esteemed Bookstooge! πŸ˜„ I was just being a bit sarcastic – unfairly, since you did slog through the 2,5k words we wrote… πŸ˜‰

          Yeah, I know what you mean – it’s always easier when there’s someone you can talk about movies with.

          As for the Witcher, the short stories are the best – you may give them a chance, since it’s not a big time investment, and see if you want to go from there. The series is not a good starting point, imo – can be quite confusing, and misrepresents certain elements of the books. I never played the games, but I heard only good things about them – especially part 3. Piotrek definitely knows more about it! πŸ˜„

          I’ve read Good Omens – not the best, but enjoyable, so I’m pretty hopeful for the series, as most people seem to like it 😊

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          • 2.5K? Man, My average post is about 600 words, hahahahaha!

            As for Witcher tv not being a good place to start, would it matter to me since I don’t have any foundational knowledge? As for the short stories, are they collected in an anthology?

            The best thing about long posts is that they not only can generate long comments but also lengthier than normal back and forth.

            Emperor Bookstooge is pleased!

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          • LOL, I have served, and I will serve πŸ˜›

            The stories are collected in two anthologies, The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny. As for The Witcher TV series, it’s really hard for me to judge if it would bother you or not, not knowing the foundations – most of the things I’m not pleased with in the series stem from the fact that I feel the creators either simplified or outright changed not only crucial elements of the story, but also of the whole worldview and ideas behind it.

            Yes, that is true! Long posts have their benefits, and the foremost among them is the ensuing discussion – and we usually write posts over 1k πŸ˜‰ But too long posts tend not to be read, and that isn’t something we should ever aim for πŸ˜„

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    • Your comment is also too long for one screen πŸ˜‰ thanks!

      Good Omens is a great series, and a very short book, but the series retained so much from what’s best in the novel, I’m almost tempted to agree it’s an acceptable substitue πŸ˜‰

      Dark Crystal – yeah, it has a very similar feel to the original, so decide, if you want to take that risk πŸ™‚

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      • Bwaahhhaaa, I consider that comment my Episode 673 2/5, Revenge of the Bookstooge!

        I think I binge watched Good Omens one weekend. Or one weekend day. I’m not sure which πŸ˜‰

        I enjoyed Dark Crystal, so if it has the same vibe I’ll probably take a chance. It can’t be worse than AVP πŸ˜‰

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  2. I definitely look forward to trying The Mandalorian once all the episodes are out. Based on what I’ve been hearing about it, it definitely sounds like a return to form. Especially after The Last Jedi really stunned be by its awfulness…

    I look forward to seeing how long Stranger Things will last and if they can still keep it entertaining. Nothing will probably beat the first season though hahah

    I was, in fact, going to ask if you saw The Punisher since I definitely find that it’s definitely up there with Daredevil as one of the best Netflix Marvel shows.

    So glad to hear about Dark S2 and Chernobyl. On my TBW list for 2020 for sure. Loved Dark S1.

    I’ve been slowly watching The Witcher and so far (3 episodes in), it’s relatively weak but watchable. I hope it will get better before the end of the season though. It has potential, it has nice visuals and good actors. It’s really the story and the dialogue, come on…: hmmm? fck? destiny? hahahah

    Glad to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood being mentioned. I love me a Tarantino movie. They’re always so ambitious, hilarious, and so, so violent! πŸ˜€

    Hell yes to Joker. It got 11 nominations for the Oscars (even if the awards are irrelevant, it’s nice that it’s getting recognition). Ola. You need to check it out ASAP. Hopefully, you enjoy it as much as we did! πŸ˜€

    2020 sure has a lot of great things in store for us. Hopefully, there won’t be too many disappointments! πŸ˜€ Great post, guys. πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks, Lashaan! πŸ˜€

      As for The Mandalorian, all episodes are already out – it’s a surprisingly short series, absolutely worth watching – every single minute of it.

      I am a total fan of Netflix’s The Punisher, and I loved the first season. This and DD are definitely the best Netflix-Marvel shows. I am in the middle of S2, but truth be told, need to take it in small doses, as it has a nasty habit of creeping into my dreams.

      The Witcher does get better. We’ll definitely do a Two-shot on this, but I can already tell you that this freaking “destiny” is really grating on my nerves πŸ˜€ It’s like the creators haven’t really read the books! Still, it does improve with time, and I’m quite hopeful for the next season.

      Joker is on my TBW shortlist for 2020, so I’ll definitely watch it soon :D. And I’m willing to give Tarantino another chance, after the flop of The Hateful Eight, Once Upon A Time… looks very promising πŸ˜‰

      Here’s to a better year ahead! πŸ˜€

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    • I really believe the latest SW movie is worse than The Last Jedi. I disagree with Rian Johnson about most of his choices, but he at least tried.

      About Witcher, I have to agree with you – first episodes were weak but watchable. Does it get better? A bit. It has it moments. I’m unable to separate the series from books, and I don’t like the changes. I have to think about it more…

      Thanks!

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  3. Massive lists, with many programmes I can’t or won’t watch, but I respect your informed assessments — especially as the ones I’ve seen pretty well rate the same judgements from me. His Dark Materials I’d give 9.9 stars to, and so pleased especially as it’s a Welsh production with the Trollesund scenes shot in the mountains above our town. https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2019-12-30/his-dark-materials-filmed-location/

    I wasn’t so dismissive of Episode IX as I’m not a Star Wars fanatic, but I found it lacking in emotion and jeopardy, however impressive the production and effects.

    I’ve finally got on to The Last Wish (about a third of the way through) and finding it huge fun and hugely funny — much like Moby Dick, strangely enough!

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    • O, nice, it looked great! Interestingly, Witcher had been partially shot in the general vicinity of our little town (ok, in our part of Poland, anyway πŸ˜‰ )

      Never thought to compare Sapkowski and Moby Dick, that’s a thought I’ll have to meditate on…

      Episode IX – exactly that, a very lacking movie AND a pathetic conclusion to a story I love, that is sad.

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    • This is really cool! I’m going to watch it soon, hope to enjoy it as much as you did, Chris!

      I’m very glad you started The Last Wish and that it’s so entertaining for you 😊 and your comment reminds me that I need to get back to Moby Dick soon!

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  4. I saw the first two episodes of Mandalorian on Saturday, together with a group of friends, and we all fell hopelessly in love with “baby Yoda” (and we’re all… ahem… VERY grown-up ladies… LOL). Apart from the Yoda cuteness, we think the show has a tight narrative style and great visuals – including the colorful storyboards shown with the end titles. We’re very positive about it.
    As for the Witcher, after seeing 4 episodes, I think it’s taking shape, possibly, but the jury is still out on this one, while I need to get back to Carnival Row because I think it needs my full attention: there is great promise in there.
    And a special place goes to Chernobyl: a hard story to watch, a terrible one, but I would not have missed it for the world. The intensity of the storytelling, despite the “journalistic” take of the narrative, and the equally intense characterization, turned it into a masterpiece.

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    • Yes, Mandalorian is just great, and it gets better! And I absolutely loved the end titles boards, they are a direct homage to how the original SW were being visually thought out and prepared πŸ˜€

      The Witcher… could have been much better. But all things considered, it could have been much worse πŸ˜‰ I’m not in love, but I don’t hate it πŸ˜‰ We’ll be definitely making a Two-shot about it, and I can see a heated discussion taking shape already πŸ˜€

      Chernobyl is still ahead of me; but I’m glad you consider it a masterpiece, your recommendation just pushed it higher on my TBW list! πŸ™‚

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  5. Short Circuit is a favorite of mine too! Love it!

    I’m currently at e4 of Succession. I like it a lot, but at the same time something says me it won’t keep me interested the full season. I think it’s mainly some of the actors that don’t click, although they are well cast given the characters they need to play. Very strange.

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    • πŸ˜€ Short Circuit is just wonderful and a great remedy for modern woes! I’m glad to have found a fellow fan! 😁

      Succession sounds like something I wouldn’t like, so I’m not even trying it out – too many series out there and billionaires are not that interesting… I’m watching the series about Bill Gates on Netflix, and it’s not bad, but nothing to write home about πŸ˜‰

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  6. Ooh great picks, guys! I still have to check out The Mandalorian and His Dark Materials. I’m a little leery about The Witcher–it seems to be a bit of a mixed bag for people–but I adore the books and games, so I’ll have to give it a go at some point. And the fact that Henry Cavill is a fan of the games is a plus for me. πŸ˜€

    Have either of you watched (lol) the new Watchmen series?

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    • No, not yet, have you? It’s seems there’s just too much good TV these days πŸ™‚
      Witcher… I like it, despite some weak moments, but I really think some of the books’ potential has been wasted. Still, it’s worth seeing. And Cavill seems to really be enjoying the whole thing, that I think is authentic πŸ™‚
      Thanks!

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    • Thank you, Kathy! πŸ˜€
      The Witcher series is indeed a mixed bag, but not bad – some things are ok, some really cool, and some are downright infuriating πŸ˜‰
      We’ll be making a discussion of the series on the blog soon, so it may turn out helpful if you’re still undecided πŸ˜‰
      And The Mandalorian is a must!! 😁

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  7. So glad to hear Mandalorian is good πŸ˜€ Pity about daredevil- I kind of gave up on that, cos I heard it didn’t have such a conclusive ending. Loved good omens and his dark materials! I enjoyed witcher, but yeah, it’s a bit of a mess. Rise of skywalker just sounds so bad… but I almost want to watch it now I’ve heard all the spoilers- cos it’s becoming like a car crash I can’t look away from!

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    • Daredevil has a very good ending, the best among Marvel Netflix series I watched so far (I haven’t finished Punisher S02 yet) – I was pretty satisfied πŸ˜‰
      The Mandalorian however – it’s perfect! πŸ˜€

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