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Re: What Are You Watching (TV Series, etc.)?

Postby Rockefeller » 13 Apr 2012, 02:02

Icon wrote:I even enjoy the old fashioned zombie vampire Taoist old movies on TV.

sorry, wha? I'm fresh off the boat so to speak on this island, but that sounds... interesting. enlighten me!

Dougster wrote:Has anyone seen any of Mad Men season 5? Don Draper was going off the rails a bit in season 4, and then got married, which was bit out of character. Not sure how the series is developing, maybe heading towards free love flower-power vibe.


that show has been on my list of shows to watch for a while... heard nothing but praise for it since its debut... but man! so many series to watch, so little time! I've got that, breaking bad, the walking dead, season 8 of 24, justified, boardwalk empire, season 6 of the sopranos, season 1 of house. AND I have another even longer list for movies.

also: please, folks! lets remember to use them spoiler tags!
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Re: What Are You Watching (TV Series, etc.)?

Postby Baas Babelaas » 13 Apr 2012, 09:53

Game of Thrones S2, E1&2.

Struggling a little to get into it - too many (wannabe) kings.

I like the black pirate (Salladhor Saan) though - sounds like a Saffa, actually a British-Tanzanian who spent many years in Zimbabwe.

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Re: What Are You Watching (TV Series, etc.)?

Postby Icon » 13 Apr 2012, 10:00

I'll have to look around for a link, as these are old movies from HK and Taiwan. Ther eis always teh same actor playing the head taoist priest, and his two bumbling iijits assistants, who are left in charge of the zombie-vampires, basically, vampires controlled by a taoist mantra in yellow paper stick to their forehead. Remove the paper and the vampire runs loose scaring and biting people. But the vampire can only "jump", can't walk or run normally, and usually has the arms fully extended, cvan't bend unless to strangle teh victim. There are also some with "ghost babies" and other spirits. But this belongs to the movie area, I think, even though there are about 8 of these movies they play on rotation in local cable.

Bit off topic: look for Grandma and Her Ghosts 魔法阿媽. It is a cute Taiwanese movie -OK, they paid to make it in Korea but the themse is 100% Taiwanese- and it has a lot of these traditions: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0223391/
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Re: What Are You Watching (TV Series, etc.)?

Postby Dougster » 13 Apr 2012, 11:27

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Re: What Are You Watching (TV Series, etc.)?

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 13 Apr 2012, 12:12

Baas Babelaas wrote:Game of Thrones S2, E1&2.

Struggling a little to get into it - too many (wannabe) kings.


I'd agree. I figure it will get better though.
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Re: What Are You Watching (TV Series, etc.)?

Postby Icon » 14 Apr 2012, 16:39

Anyone watching Sanctuary?
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Re: What Are You Watching (TV Series, etc.)?

Postby bismarck » 17 Apr 2012, 14:01

GuyInTaiwan wrote:
Baas Babelaas wrote:Game of Thrones S2, E1&2.

Struggling a little to get into it - too many (wannabe) kings.


I'd agree. I figure it will get better though.

Did you watch season 1? If you did it would/should all make sense.

Watched season 2 episode 3 last night. Pretty good. The casting of Margaery Tyrell and Brienne of Tarth was spot on. :thumbsup:
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Re: What Are You Watching (TV Series, etc.)?

Postby jimipresley » 17 Apr 2012, 14:07

I'm THOROUGHLY loving GOT S2! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: What Are You Watching (TV Series, etc.)?

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 17 Apr 2012, 15:18

I did watch Season 1, but I still thought the first couple of episodes of Season 2 were slow going because there were too many characters. I realise that's all necessary and I'm sure it's all going to come together well (I haven't read the books).
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Re: What Are You Watching (TV Series, etc.)?

Postby lostinasia » 17 Apr 2012, 16:28

Game of Thrones Episode 3 was fantastic. The rewriting/ refining that they're doing with Theon and Margaery are excellent. Arya's brilliant. Glad they got a White Walker into this season - otherwise the audience would totally forget about them. Tyrion great. Not so sure about Shae (for both actress and character); curious where they're going with Yarra/ Asha, because so far the actress certainly hasn't shown the spirit displayed in the book.

GuyInTaiwan wrote:I did watch Season 1, but I still thought the first couple of episodes of Season 2 were slow going because there were too many characters. I realise that's all necessary and I'm sure it's all going to come together well (I haven't read the books).

Somewhat spoilery in an overall plot sense, but not in terms of anything that specifically happens:
Spoiler: show
I've read all the books published so far, and I'm hoping it's all going to come together - but the character list is continuing to expand, and I have no idea how he's going to narrow it for the novels to actually end, never mind how they're going to shoehorn it all in to a TV show. The beginning of Book/ Season 2 is positively streamlined compared to where it's going.
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