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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1545 on: November 06, 2019, 10:56:29 AM »
Jack Ryan season 2 seems ok so far.
Could do without the Tom Clancy brands take on Venezuela though.
Just finished it.
Yep. They should not have tried to make a fictional version of the power struggle in that country. Especially mixing the CIA in as the benevolent good guys helping to deliver democracy. Its just tacky.
Ryan is made into more of a hard charging action hero in this one, he is a bull in a chinashop making reckless moves that get people killed and never answering for it or acknowledging it. Its all justified in his personal vendetta while other characters he has wronged comparably, just forgive and forget when he explains his need for a team up to achieve HIS goals.
The body count in this season is huge. On a scale with Rambo 2. There is very little use for Ryans analytical ability other than to determine the location for the next set piece.
The final action set piece is absurd
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Im very disappointed.

Yeah, it's a pretty silly show.  I was laughing a lot of the way, through.

Still watched it, though, and I'd probably watch an S3.
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1546 on: November 06, 2019, 12:07:54 PM »
Jack Ryan season 2 seems ok so far.
Could do without the Tom Clancy brands take on Venezuela though.
Just finished it.
Yep. They should not have tried to make a fictional version of the power struggle in that country. Especially mixing the CIA in as the benevolent good guys helping to deliver democracy. Its just tacky.
Ryan is made into more of a hard charging action hero in this one, he is a bull in a chinashop making reckless moves that get people killed and never answering for it or acknowledging it. Its all justified in his personal vendetta while other characters he has wronged comparably, just forgive and forget when he explains his need for a team up to achieve HIS goals.
The body count in this season is huge. On a scale with Rambo 2. There is very little use for Ryans analytical ability other than to determine the location for the next set piece.
The final action set piece is absurd
(click to show/hide)
Im very disappointed.

Yeah, it's a pretty silly show.  I was laughing a lot of the way, through.

Still watched it, though, and I'd probably watch an S3.
Same.
Though I spent a good amount of time berating the screen.

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1547 on: November 06, 2019, 12:48:48 PM »
Dark is really quite good.

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1548 on: November 17, 2019, 01:05:50 AM »
I just watched the finale of season 2 of Impulse. It's from the same cinematic universe as Jumper (2008), which is how I found it, but they take a different approach. The main character is a rebellious teenager living with her new stepfamily, and she is definitely a flawed character. Aside from her relatively new stepsister, she has an autistic sidekick (who is both great and grate-ing). She discovers that she's a teleporter when she is on the verge of being raped, and spends pretty much the whole series so far coming to terms with that. The series seems to be criticized mainly for the fact that she is a recalcitrant teenager and acts like it, i.e., she's an egocentric character. I think that's kind of a crappy criticism of the series, since that seems to be exactly what they're aiming for. And I mean, well, how well would you have dealt with being a teenager with a bizarre superpower that you're having trouble controlling because it is mainly triggered by PTSD, and which is pretty much guaranteed to attract evil peoples, at that age? I kind of like how they're making the "blessing/curse" thing work. I'd give it an 8/10.
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