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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by the ob, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Hammahead

    Hammahead Well-Known Member

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    I really like this show, Vince Gilligan is a great writer and showrunner. For me there's a little something missing though to lift Better Call Saul (and Breaking Bad) into my personal very top tier, and that's a truly relatable development of characters that I just don't see in both shows. But that's complaining at a very high level, still I'm always looking forward to any new episode.
     
  2. Ricardo

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    I reckon TV screenwriters and showrunners are tapping into the stoner market more and more as legalisation increases. "Counterpart" (Starz) is my current favourite. Layer, upon layer, upon layer of awesomeness with a sci-fi premise, although it's more of a cold War spy story than hard science fiction. Love it.
    Counterpart https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4643084/
    EDIT : plus lots of gratuitous sex - what's not to like?
     
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  3. Ricardo

    Ricardo Well-Known Member

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    I'll risk an extra edit here: lots of gratuitous violence too.... Jeez, they sure like their guns and bullets!
     
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  4. GetLeft

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    Watched several episodes of Homecoming last night on prime. Caught my interest. It was with my son so I'm waiting for him to get home tonight before I resume (with or without him). I like the @ 10 episode style. Different feel than the season-long shows. I know pretty quickly if I'll like them or not. If I don't I don't bother and if I do it's not a lifetime commitment. I wish they'd do more of them. Between prime and netflix release like one every two weeks.
     
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  5. Ricardo

    Ricardo Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^^^^^^I heard the podcast! ^^^^^
    Definitely going to check it out :tup:
     
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  6. GetLeft

    GetLeft Well-Known Member

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    Got through the final episodes of Homecoming this weekend. Mixed feelings. Really nicely filmed. Slightly interesting story to start with but started to meander, then had to find a way back to wrap up an idea that wasn't all that well conceived from the beginning. Won't be signing on for season two if they have the gumption to make one.
     
  7. crawdad

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    growing up i watched british comedy (are you being served, vicar of dibley, and a few others) and even though its short i think fawlty towers is king...but another one stands out to me: keeping up appearances.

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