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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Different from the Netflix one?
    Pretty much the same content but with cheesy re-enactments. Aaron Hernandez is played by a fat, bald, 45-year old dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    Pretty much the same content but with cheesy re-enactments. Aaron Hernandez is played by a fat, bald, 45-year old dude.
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    Anyone else watch Picard yet? I'm a big TNG and Patrick Stewart fan, so I loved it. Very interesting to see where they go with it. Seems like it will be pretty different from the other Star Trek series.

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    Any Young Pope/New Pope fans? I loved Jude Law in Young Pope and now John Malkovich is killing it in New Pope. Great series. Probably makes my top 10 of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    Any Young Pope/New Pope fans? I loved Jude Law in Young Pope and now John Malkovich is killing it in New Pope. Great series. Probably makes my top 10 of all time.
    I really enjoyed Young Pope... so you're saying that New Pope is just as good and is worth the watch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    I really enjoyed Young Pope... so you're saying that New Pope is just as good and is worth the watch?
    Totally. I was skeptical when I saw that Jude Law wasn't back. But it might even be better in a different way. Sort of like Fargo season 2 vs 1.

    The last episode, the scene between Malkovich and Sharon Stone was so perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    Any Young Pope/New Pope fans? I loved Jude Law in Young Pope and now John Malkovich is killing it in New Pope. Great series. Probably makes my top 10 of all time.
    I love it. So crazy. Malkovich is amazing.

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    new pope is a masterpiece (malkovich’s weird accent notwithstanding). insane soundtrack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    new pope is a masterpiece (malkovich’s weird accent notwithstanding). insane soundtrack.
    How long does it take to get into?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    How long does it take to get into?
    i think you need to have watched young pope to really get into it, but i'd probably give it 6 episodes until you decide you don't like it.
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    Did anyone else watch HBO's "The Outsider"? I'm not a big Stephen King fan and don't like the horror genre in general, but I like The Outsider quite a bit. I'm not sure it would qualify as "horror," it's more of a suspenseful crime drama (with some supernatural stuff).

    I was so lost by the ending though. Did anyone understand what was going on?

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    Specifically, I didn't understand what they did to clear Terry Maitland's name at the end. They covered up who the real killer was because they didn't think anyone would believe them. But then they talked about a plan to clear Terry of the crime, but the only thing I understood is that Claude retracted his eye witness claim. Was that it? How is that enough to completely clear Terry? And how does Claude get cleared of the attempted kidnapping of the kid at the festival thing? Seems like they tried to tie up a lot of loose ends at the end, but none of it made any sense to me.

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    Question about The New Pope:

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    Does the show ever tell us who Bauer actually is? I know he has been referred to (maybe even by himself) as the "Ambassador to the Holy See." Is he actually an ambassador? Does it ever tell us what country he is from? There is one scene this season where he appears with what I understood to be an American Admiral, which surprised me because I assumed he was an ambassador from Russia or some other non-US country. Maybe it is just supposed to be one of the mysteries of the show.

    Bauer is a great character though. He had some great dialogue with Voiello this season.

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    New Pope - Valluari is such a great character. I love everything about him. When he handed the two nuns $200 out of his wallet - and then another - as if that was going to settle the strike. So funny. And then they show him taking care of his brother...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UVACoug View Post
    Did anyone else watch HBO's "The Outsider"? I'm not a big Stephen King fan and don't like the horror genre in general, but I like The Outsider quite a bit. I'm not sure it would qualify as "horror," it's more of a suspenseful crime drama (with some supernatural stuff).

    I was so lost by the ending though. Did anyone understand what was going on?

    Spoiler for Confused:
    Specifically, I didn't understand what they did to clear Terry Maitland's name at the end. They covered up who the real killer was because they didn't think anyone would believe them. But then they talked about a plan to clear Terry of the crime, but the only thing I understood is that Claude retracted his eye witness claim. Was that it? How is that enough to completely clear Terry? And how does Claude get cleared of the attempted kidnapping of the kid at the festival thing? Seems like they tried to tie up a lot of loose ends at the end, but none of it made any sense to me.
    I watched it.
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    It started out strong, but the ending was not good, especially the stupid "she got scratched and didn't see it" part at the end, this on a woman who knows almanac information about 80-year-old movies she hasn't even seen and who makes a living catching things that others don't, she didn't notice a big red scratch on her arm? And, since Claude was scratched already, why did she have to be scratched too? The final two episodes weren't good, the lead actor was unconvincing in the role, and I am from Cherokee County, Georgia, where it was set, and I would stake my life that no one--not a single soul--would ever call a state trooper a "statie" or a town a "township." The Southern accents weren't good; the dad looking for his kids in the caves was laugh-out-loud bad-accent acting. The whole cave thing didn't make sense. Who were the ghosts? Why could he see them and she couldn't? What did he do to the monster that a knife to the heart and a gun couldn't do?
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    Seal Team is pretty much standard fare, but I really like the recent two-parter called "Fog of War." It starts with Bravo Team on an international mission to rescue a hostage that goes terribly wrong. The hostage dies, team members get injured, the team Leader's (David Borreanaz) reputation is in tatters, and some XO (dont know his title) facing a court martial or a career ending inquiry. They limp back to the US in a cargo plane, still shell shocked. The team leader gathers them all around late at night and insists that they go over exactly what happened, from each man's perspective (they were all in different locations). What follows is a Roshomon-like experience, where every actor's POV uncovers a little more truth, and sheds a little more light on everyone's loyalties and ethics. Very entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    New Pope - Valluari is such a great character. I love everything about him. When he handed the two nuns $200 out of his wallet - and then another - as if that was going to settle the strike. So funny. And then they show him taking care of his brother...
    voiello. and it’s not his brother, which makes the speech/ending even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UVACoug View Post
    Question about The New Pope:

    Spoiler for Question:
    Does the show ever tell us who Bauer actually is? I know he has been referred to (maybe even by himself) as the "Ambassador to the Holy See." Is he actually an ambassador? Does it ever tell us what country he is from? There is one scene this season where he appears with what I understood to be an American Admiral, which surprised me because I assumed he was an ambassador from Russia or some other non-US country. Maybe it is just supposed to be one of the mysteries of the show.

    Bauer is a great character though. He had some great dialogue with Voiello this season.
    we don’t know, but that’s part of the whole thing—pius xiii’s embrace of mystery is reflected in the show
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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    New Pope - Valluari is such a great character. I love everything about him. When he handed the two nuns $200 out of his wallet - and then another - as if that was going to settle the strike. So funny. And then they show him taking care of his brother...
    The speech he made at Geronimo's (yeah, I know I spelled it wrong) funeral was incredible. The show seamlessly moves between discussing the worst aspects of the Catholic church to showing it in all of its splendor. The recreation of the Sistine Chapel and other locations is extremely well done.

    The unnecessary but spectacular nude scene with Bauer's wife was a highlight from the last episode. Well done.
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    westworld sucks now, that's a bummer
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    westworld sucks now, that's a bummer
    It always sucked. That's a bummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    westworld sucks now, that's a bummer
    I’m still hopeful that this season just needs an episode or 2 to introduce the story. But I agree, the distinct lack of boobies in the first episode is a bummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    It always sucked. That's a bummer.
    season 1 was good
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    season 1 was good
    I even liked season 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    I’m still hopeful that this season just needs an episode or 2 to introduce the story. But I agree, the distinct lack of boobies in the first episode is a bummer
    But there were those F-words, amirite?
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    But there were those F-words, amirite?
    True, but on the scale of things that turn me on, boobies win over F-bombs every time. And if there are both boobies AND F-bombs?!?

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    Excited for Fargo Season 4. It was pretty amazing when season 2 surpassed season 1 (imo) and then season 3 might have been a small step down but still really good. Season 4 trailers look pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    Excited for Fargo Season 4. It was pretty amazing when season 2 surpassed season 1 (imo) and then season 3 might have been a small step down but still really good. Season 4 trailers look pretty good.
    Yes! Fargo season 4 looks great. And again, they have a lot of great actors lined up.
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    I've been watching Atlanta. It is a great show. The B.A.N. episode is one of the funniest episodes of any show that I've ever seen.

    Also, What We Do in the Shadows has been great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    westworld sucks now, that's a bummer
    I started the second season and gave up after 2 episodes. I liked the first season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
    I've been watching Atlanta. It is a great show. The B.A.N. episode is one of the funniest episodes of any show that I've ever seen.

    Also, What We Do in the Shadows has been great.
    This is probably the best comedic series of the decade. No kidding.
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