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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:58 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


I'm just hoping they bring back Utopia.

I almost didn't continue watching it after an event in the first few episodes, but my old man said he knew exactly what part I was talking about and he almost stopped watching it too but was glad he stuck with it.

I'm actually shocked that they released it right now. The current events in the world are the reason people speculate that it won't be returning.


I've only recently become aware that it was a remake of a UK television show. I'm going to have to watch that one as well and compare.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:43 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


So the 2021 to 2022 -ish tv Timetable? New tv schedule means we have to film in Aus or Taiwan or New Zealand or S.Korea or some place... ??? Or maybe its all a blessing in disguise
Walking Dead might finally end? Brooklyn Nine-Nine, American Horror paused, Supernatural American TV series finally ends after FIFTEEN SEASONS? Another bla bla Fast & Furious movie is delayed or shut, another Shazam 2 gone for another year, another Marvel Disney thing The Eternals is delayed, Grey's Anatomy got the flu, Russian Doll is broken.

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I'm just hoping they bring back Utopia.




I might watch this US show or the original British one
...or maybe I'll take a look at both

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:50 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Batwoman gets three seasons and Firefly only got one.

That's the world we're living in.



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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:10 PM

JAYNEZTOWN



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https://decider.com/2021/06/03/summer-tv-preview-2021-best-new-shows-n
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https://www.sfgate.com/streaming/article/best-tv-shows-2021-netflix-am
azon-hbo-hulu-disney-16021335.php


https://www.techradar.com/best/best-hulu-shows-2021


I don't agree with these choices btw, I tried Castle Rock it was painfully bad writing tried Sweet Tooth and thought it was terrible not meaningful no real heart, 'RuPaul's Drag seems to be mindless perverted crap, wouldn't be shocked to hear if one of the homosexuals get arrested in the near future for weird pedo shit. Walking Dead is just one of those Boring Zombie supernatural horror survival shows that went on way too long and wont die.






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Saturday, June 26, 2021 8:58 AM

JAYNEZTOWN


The year of classic epic tv mighgt be over, I think I might go back and watch classics like Firefly or "From The Earth To The Moon" HBO or Farscape and other shows mnetioned in this thread


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Batwoman gets three seasons and Firefly only got one.




There is this theory out there that Hollywood Using Radical Feminist ideas, Diversity etc To Justify Potentially Doomed Shows and Justify pumping money into Dead Franchises?

I've watched some stuff but very few shows are keeping my attention, If I see too many pro-jihad messages or degeneracy or open0-borders propaganda it only puts me off the show.
they even did an illegal Immigrant ‘Party of Five’ Reboot?
Que?
Party of Five es una neuva remake serie de la televisión de drama estadounidense basada en la serie homónima emitida en FOX desde 1994 al 2000 et ¿Por qué Estados Unidos ha cerrado fronteras?
I typically do not finish shows, some people can watch all episodes of JJ Abrams Lost or Supernatural or some StarWars StarTrek thing but a lot of these shows rarely keep my attention for long, I guess thats why I like Firefly cut down in its prime, I notice a little less superhero stuff now at one time it looked like all tv shows were going to have Superman-ish Spider-Man type characters

I did finish Mandalorian, very George Lucas like and it was enjoyable. some fo the Asian shows I liked I guess what is refreshing is they aren't always injecting this Woke SJW [politics into their shows, they are not interested in the whole political lecturing and Cultural Marxism, they will make a Korean or Thai or Japanese show and they won't apologize for being who they are, in a weird way this normality and honesty to entertianment and media is kind of refreshing.

Here's what people are talking about 2020 and 2021, 'Raised By Wolves' is praised as the best on the ranker website, I'm not sure I agree, I dont think its the best but it kinda draws you in I guess there is something to this story in a galactic spanning post apocalypse tale. I tried Upload and Picard but couldn't really get into them, Picard seemed the better show. if I were to chose I might return to watching Picard. I think Picard is going back to the classic Star Trek type story telling and away from the big gimmicks of explosions you seen in the J. J. Abrams movies I will probably return to watching this series.

https://canadagraphs.weebly.com/polls-and-awards-blog/best-of-tv-award
s-2020-best-sci-fi-or-fantasy-actor-winner-is


Mandalorian for me was one fo the best most enoyable escapist shows

It didn't take itself too serious like other starWars or other scifi, the Baby Yoda mission this little green guy constantly grabbing stuff and doing random things was fun and entertaining in its own way.

I watched the Belgian series 'Into The Night' all of it ... I guess its a bit like Falling Skies or 24 or JJ Abrams Lost or a Containment thriller emergency type show but you will have to read subtitled English over the French language. Supernatural has been getting awards but this Horror Fantasy Thriller is finally coming to an end, for me it has too long a story, its on tv forever, it is too much werid drama and far too many seasons upon season for me to watch
The Mandalorian is liked by its fans, very StarWars setting I liked it as a fun thrilling escapist ride, it is a short and enjoyable watch.
Utopia is well liked I might finish it return to watching it, a comic book story predicting a virus apoclaypse, I guess it draws you in like like Picard, there was some hype about Tidelands an Australian TV-series about fantasy horror Mermaids, the Japanese show Alice in Borderlands is strange version of Tokyo where they must compete in dangerous horror murder games to survive ...I watched a few eps maybe its a bit like Battle Royale or Hunger Games but it does not keep my attention, I thought Deathnote or the Ringu were better horror thrillers, there is a Swedish show 'Tales from the Loop', the German series Dark is good, Spides is anotehr German show about strange occurrences begin piling up in connection with the appearance of a new club drug called Blis but I don'ty think I will finish this show. I think some Asian shwos are ok and the S.Korean zombie period piece Kingdom and Alien worlds is liked so is a speculative science-ish documentary David Attenborough-esque documentary, set in space...Alien Worlds
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has that Farscape and Muppets Jim Henson feel to it, its based on the cult Movie.
The Boys is ok but may a bit too degenerate, violent and too much toilet humor for me, I like a series to explore ideas a little more and not just to be shocking for the sake of shock and nudity and gore, I've nothing against nudity or violence if it fits the story and is needed but once you take away the series shocking scenes in 'The Boys' I find its kinda shallow as a show. What We Do in the Shadows seems a bit dumb, its the same director from one of the Thor movies but the mockumentary is a bit to dumb for my tastes, maybe if you enjoyed getting drunk or stoned and turning off your brain and watching Rick and Morty type stuff, I coulnt get past a few episodes.


https://www.ranker.com/list/best-sci-fi-shows-2020/molly-gander

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Sunday, July 11, 2021 7:39 AM

JAYNEZTOWN


I might watch Picard...the superhero thing is still big on tv with Stargirl, Loki, Doom Patrol, Jupiter's Legacy, I might try The Rookie...or maybe just watch Firefly and Farscape again? One of the Stargate spin off might be worth a rewatch?
A foreign tv show like the German 'Dark' La casa de papel aka Money Heist or 'Ragnarok', I'm still interested in the South Korean stuff.
maybe a cartoon animation like Carmen Sandiego, the Japanese Attack on Titan, the 'Love, Death & Robots ' CGI animation series is interesting.


Over all a poor collection these past years for tv but Hollywood did an even worse job in the cinematic box office wasteland

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7:23 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Stargirl was actually pretty good. I wouldn't have watched it if it weren't for Luke Wilson, and honestly I thought it was quite novel to have a beautiful, physically fit white girl in the lead of a show that managed to check the agenda at the door. I didn't even know that all was possible in 2020 anymore.


Let me know how disappointing Picard was if you watch it.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:54 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I'm thinking that Evil, and FBI: Most Wanted were worthy of binging, until FBI started going off the woke rails recently.

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Monday, October 4, 2021 10:36 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


I've tried some shows but for now I'm watching 'Squid Games' I think Netflix, very interesting at times, I'm not sure if its trash television or an interesting commentary on the rat race in life.
The great thing about it is the pace, the subtle music, the acting and how the story is allowed unfold.

It's maybe like if you mixed American Wipeout the Japanese gameshow Takeshi's Castle and mix it with a Horror movie, I don't know how to describe it. While it sounds a bit crazy it is an 'Emotional Series' with Drama with good writing good dialogue and plot in its own way, it is neww and getting massively hyped by people watching it now, an overnight sensation, and maybe rightfully so.
I'm not sure if the real bad guy is the cartoonish style masked villian or maybe its just a commentary on life itself in Asia.
Theer is a similar show in Japan called 'Alice in Borderland' but I Do Not recommend it, while the Japanese show has a similar plot and I think is based on some video game thing or Japanese horror suspense comicbook manga series I just found the Japan show very empty, nihilistic maybe and just gore or tension for the sake of gore and tension so, there was something stupid about it so I stopped watch the Japan show. This one from South Korea it keeps you glued in and guessing, while it might be inspired by other ideas this S.Korean is a new very interesting take on the idea Gameshow Horror Survivor idea.

The S.Korea film and tv always impressed me, a smaller population compared to the United States of America and they do have their own powerful film culture, their movies do good in cinema their DVD's for tv drama sell even while they are next to 2 powerhouse giant economies and cultures of China and Japan, the S.Korea tv is strong it stands on its own and film is great.


http://ibb.co/myGgSDX
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This show SQUID GAMES
I guess it keeps you going because its like a mystery who-did-it? or maybe its just a trainwreck you can not turn away from? All kinds want to join the game, some have their own issues, some are cold, some are helpful, some are evil, there are gangsters, math teachers, some are manual labor workers, married couples, some are failed gambling investors, people from all walks of South Korean life.

Imagine you mixed a Survivor American TV series island plot about a game show...sounds silly...then you mixed it with a Scifi Horror murder game and then put the show some weird place in Asia with South Korean culture and that's what the series is ...but a Survival Horror Game Show but its not scifi...not really

The main person is called 'Seong Gi-Hun'

He's a gambler, his life is a mess and he has total gamgling addiction, Problem gambling he stupidly signs up games constly and signs to something and gets take to the special 'Death Game'

I'm not sure if this has a 'trashy' side to it, if is B-movie level trash tv, I'm not sure if it has any art message or meaning behind maybe it is trash rubbish but the actors are cool and the show? but it is entertaining in its own way,its South Korean style, passionate acting, well shot camerawork, great pace. I guess it does have social commentary, Squid Game’s backdrop is South Korea’s present-day, the difficulty of life, wealth inequality and the addictions of the mind, how some people hit the bottom.

I think its on Neflix but I'm sure it could possibly be found somehwre...some shows are around places dailmotion, youtube, a vimeo channel, you can find a show if you know the right place to look.
The dubbed version is ok, the dubbing for the main actor is good but I'm swicthing over to Korean every once in a while for episodes, I guess I don't mind the subs and enjoy the sound of the Korean language, I would happily watch either dubbed or subtitled. The writing and the speed are great, the cliffhangers give the series movement and interest and appeal the shows cast do very well with different actors playing off each other.

What is SQUID GAMES like?
Some online say its a mix of Battle Royale, Death Race 2000, the old Jean Claude Van Damme Hard Target the Cult British show Prisoner, maybe Darwin's Game, 10eok aka 'A Million', Running Man, the Japan anime toon Kaiji, Maze Runner perhaps, the Brazilian 3% or Liar Game, that weird 'Gantz' cartoon, maybe one of those old Twilight Zone or Outer Limits episodes or Hunger Games with a splash of Parasite....but it is unique in its own way.

There isn't much 'Action' though I might have given an impression of action tv series in my description, it is more psychological murderous plot thing with a master mind manipulating peoples addiction. The show is like a dystopia horror mystery and its a scary bloody story and although the action is Asian it is not all karate and judo and kungfu and flying choreography, when there is action it has an ugly raw element to it like a street riot. It's all about survival, its all about the mystery plot, characters either betraying or helping as they do in the zombie show 'Walking Dead' and its mostly about the ongoing the horror gambler game and a mastermind manipulating them to keep playing, getting past the task.
It's a sick fly on the wall story and the gambler addiction people stupid enough to get into a scifi horror sitution and gamble their own life away.
Maybe it could be described as a 2021 South Korean survival/horror series but its not really that 'scifi' either with most of the setting in the modern world.

There is very good use of sound and melody to back up the weirdness of the show, composer Jung Jae-il adding the unique Korean music. I guess many of the characters are odd, maybe not someone you would love or even like. You will engage with them more as the story develops, their better qualities come out, some of the nicer ones become villians. They have their own issues mental addiction things, not being smart enough and dumb enough to get caught up in things or they all get sucked into this Survivor game show, or they each have their own debt or gambling problems. They these 'vulnerable' people are manipulated in the series, some playing the game are outright hotheaded criminal and cold blooded psycho thugs but they all are Pawns.
All taken by a Secret group or Cult or a group lead by an Elite spy 'mastermind' a guy up inside a tv room looking down with eyes and links across government criminal groups, he is able to send a secret team to pick them up any time in this weird tv Modern Amphitheatre death contest...its not in an Ampitheatre its more like a weird Asian scifi warehouse or series of rooms with bright colors. Backstories keeop part of the show groudned and make it clear that anyone, can fall on hard times, any person can go into debt through bad luck and go into more risky unforgiving life, with music adding rhythm, cords, melody, scary noise and emotion at the right time.

You don't see the Evil guys true face in the first ep, instead the Villain/Foe/Antagonist is just a cartoon-ish villian mask.
I guess its kinda funny or silly at times like a kids cartoon or like a GI Joe cartoon but the plot keeps the show moving and there is more than one bad guy, he the main villain has a team of guys working for him.
The 'normal' people with gambling addiction issues, they get caught up in the game when they sign away some paper while they are vulnerbale in troubled times, a person who signs on the dotted line is then taken to a unknown location and one person, the main guy, the lead protagonist finds himself among 455 other players, all with similar issues....they start getting killed off quick in the show and it becomes a physical and mental battle of survival. The players are kept under watch at all times and fianlly they play some kind of sick twisted Gladiator Deadpool game based on basic children's play ground park games that children might play growing up. The games are deadly though and murderous, players discover its not a game show or video game, a loser is killed and that losing in these games results in their death, though each death adds means less wealth is shared between groups so the final prize goes up by millions or thousands? The peoples mind and body are pushed, they are pushed to their physical – and, more pressingly, moral – limits to get a shot at survival in a better life.


It's all about these mentally sick idiots, gambling always stuck in their brains and trying to get to the grand prize. There is a sub plot with a Cop chasing down his lost brother, weird organ trafficker stuff and I guess it kind of flashes back to people's lives as they did in J J Abdrams Lost TV Series. This is an Adult show, it's not a show for kids, although it isn't too degenerate, it is very dark, gorey and dystopia, I guess its kinda sick and twisted in its own way but it does have lighter moments. The show is very well paced with each epsidoes adding mroe or ending on a good cliff hanger. Other characters of different sex and almost of all ages are also in trouble and have joined the game and decided to take part in the secret survival game with 'Seong Gi-Hun'.

and Although it is horror at times there is a very bold and raw use of bright and pure primary colors as you would see in the 1967 British cult series Prisoner, or Japanese or Chinese film like Hero is a 2002 wuxia film or a kids toon or a more Adult Cartoon like South Park or Futurama, I guess it maybe has some upbeat or lighter funny or quiet moments among all the horror.

It is horror, it is unqiue I guess but I can't say any more with spoilers and that would ruin your watch of the show


as for the silly type of J-shows that inpsire these tv series ideas
you can find them on youtube or veoh or other social media
https://www.veoh.com/watch/v20218323eN3rMT9n
Game Show Tousouchuu - Run For Money

Asian game shows always were a whole other level of wacky and the reason they do seem to have that whole other danger elment to them is because people really did get badly hurt, even on these real-life shows and get little in compensation.

Going back to Squid Games

Here are some pics

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and


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In each episode a giant transparent see thru Pig above their heads, a massive perspex piggy bank, descending from the ceiling with a lights and flashing noise, a fanfare of casino noises.

hypnotize by the human pinball machine


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Let me know how disappointing Picard was if you watch it.




I've tried, I do hope to go back to it but I keep stopping, its not terrible but its not great either.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:22 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by JAYNEZTOWN:


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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:


Let me know how disappointing Picard was if you watch it.




I've tried, I do hope to go back to it but I keep stopping, its not terrible but its not great either.



Thanks for the update and for the honesty.

I always think that most of this stuff isn't nearly as bad as you hear it is.

I don't have much to base that off of, other than actually doing some homework by sitting down and watching Ghostbusters (2016). I fell asleep through it once, but went back and watched the whole thing.

It wasn't good by any means, but it wasn't close to as bad as I'd heard it was either. Really, it wasn't any worse than most Marvel movies that I've seen. Stupid movie for stupid audience. Meant to be completely forgotten by the time the credits roll and you're walking to your car.

But it did actually make me giggle once or twice, which was honestly quite unexpected.

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Friday, October 8, 2021 8:55 AM

JAYNEZTOWN


SQUID GAMES was good but something about it rubbed me the wrong way
You will watch it quick but there is subtle propaganda in it while you rush through it.

The show is good if you ignore the nonsense, one ep has a lot of typical Global socialist homo, its what to expect with the typical Netflix degenerate 'Cuties' type propaganda hidden in many Netflix shows. Some of the villains are degenerate sadistic homosexuals. The diversity immigrant Pakistani is the kindest man - They write that he gets betrayed by the original Native South Korean population of the country.

still think its a better version of Running man or the japanese show "Alice in Bordeland".

I might return to the animation LoveDeath+Robots



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Friday, October 8, 2021 12:07 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Squid Games sounds way to agenda driven for me to even give a moment's notice.

What a terrible title for a show too.

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Friday, October 8, 2021 11:45 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


The show 'Lost in Space' a 2018 TV series seems to be coming back after a long season break, I watched the first season in 2018 and it was enjoyable

Has anyone tried any of the Marvel-What-If toon? it seems to be based ont he movie franchise


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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Squid Games sounds way to agenda driven for me to even give a moment's notice.






I didn't see the agenda stuff in the entire S.Korea series but one episode stood out as very agenda or 'woke', it stood out against the rest of the S.Korea thriller horror series or if not 'woke' or maybe multi-cultural or whatever, it just felt forced or whatever you might call it. I guess Netflix insisted its political mark was to be put into one episode on the show.

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