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Feb 21, 2018

Everything Sucks Season 1 is set in the actual town of Boring, Oregon, but not filmed there. Starring Peyton Kennedy and Jahi Di'Allo Winston and set in 1996, we follow new freshmen and members of the A/V club as they team up with the Drama club to make a science fiction movie.

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Chris enjoyed Borderline

John recommends Black Panther

Javier is enthralled by Netflix’s Dirty Money

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Thoughts

*** SPOILERS AHEAD ***

A/V Club:

  • Tyler
  • McQuaid
  • Leslie
  • Luke
  • Kate

Drama Club:

  • Jessica
  • Scott
  • Cedric
  • Oliver
  • Emaline

Parents:

  • Sherry, Luke’s Mother
  • Mr Messner, Kate’s Father

Kate’s comes out

Luke’s moves on

Mr Messner finds hope

Emeline finds love(?)

Question: Were the kids cast for the fact that they look like famous 90s stars?

Question: Best song on the soundtrack (https://open.spotify.com/user/greenesteve/playlist/2h4gPUmRmRa4rjmGPyNatQ)

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Feb 14, 2018

Altered Carbon is based on the 2002 novel by Richard K Morgan. Set in a future where consciousness can be digitally stored and transferred between bodies, called sleeves, Takeshi Kovacs, played by Joel Kinnaman and Will Yun Lee, wakes up 250 years after his last death and is tasked by Laurens Bancroft, played by James Purefoy, to solve a murder. To do this Takeshi must enter the world of immortal elites called Methuselahs, or Meths for short.

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Chris didn’t enjoy Netflix’s The Ritual

Javier decided to sit down and watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban this weekend.

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When we last left them, Kovacs finally found out whose sleeve he’s been borrowing. Then Ortega is attacked in the precinct’s elevator by the Ghostwalker who is trying to free Dimi the Twin.

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Final thoughts

*** SPOILERS AHEAD ***

Results of the Bancroft case:

 

  • Laurens Bancroft impregnated Lizzie Elliot
  • Miriam almost killed Lizzie, terminated the pregnancy, then made Lizzie insane through Wei Clinic
  • This lead to Reileen forcing Miriam to drug Laurens
  • A drugged Laurens RD’s a hooker
  • This makes Mary Lou Henchy jump from Head in the Clouds
  • Henchy is coded as Neo-C, so Laurens influences the UN to vote against Resolution 653
  • In his guilt, Laurens kills himself before the backup to forget what he had done

 

Laurens is arrested for RD

Miriam is arrested for sleeve death and forceful termination of pregancy

Reileen is RD’d by Takeshi who shot her in the stack after infecting her backups with Rawlings Virus

Quellcrist Falconer is out there...

Stack technology: benefit (solve murders) or harmful (Abuela Ortega)

Differences from the book

Question: Did the mystery live up to the premise?

Question: Would you recommend the show?

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Feb 7, 2018

But first...

Chris watched more Sword Art Online

Kristi watched Jumanji and Agents of Shield

Javier hasn’t seen The Cloverfield Project but hasn’t heard much good

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Altered Carbon is based on the 2002 novel by Richard K Morgan. Set in a future where consciousness can be digitally stored and transferred between bodies, called sleeves, Takeshi Kovacs, played by Joel Kinnaman and Will Yun Lee, wakes up 250 years after his last death and is tasked by Laurens Bancroft, played by James Purefoy, to solve a murder. To do this Takeshi must enter the world of immortal elites called Methuselahs, or Meths for short.

*** SPOILER FREE ***

Initial thoughts

*** SPOILERS AHEAD ***

Takeshi Kovacs, envoy, terrorist

Laurens Bancroft, Meth

Kristin Ortega, detective

Question: Requirements if you had to get a new sleeve

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Jan 31, 2018

As you can tell, things are changing around here. We’re going to be keeping the same name, because we’re all partial to it, but we won’t be exclusive to Netflix anymore. Instead, we’re going to cover original streaming television shows which premiere in single blocks...in other words if you can binge it and it’s original to online services, we’ll talk about it.

But first...we watch a lot of TV and movies.

Chris is being introduced to the wide world of Anime.

Javier watched a documentary on Netflix about reined cow horse competition called Down the Fence.

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Jean-Claude Van Johnson stars global martial arts & actor Jean-Claude Van Damme playing "Jean-Claude Van Damme", a global martial arts & film sensation, also operating under the simple alias of "Johnson" as the world's best undercover private contractor. Retired for years, a chance encounter with a lost love brings him back to the game. This time, he'll be deadlier than ever. Probably.

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Overall thoughts

*** SPOILERS AHEAD ***

JCVJ heads to Bulgaria to film Huck and find the source of HK, meets Filip and drops his script, but then finds a microchip

JCVJ gets Fast and Furious while Vanessa discovers what the microchip is

JCVJ runs into Filip again and finds out who is behind the HK and microchip

JCVJ stops the evil mastermind and learns one his movies is a documentary...kinda

JCVJ learns his Bulgaria job was only part of a much larger, more evil plan

JCVJ sets things right

Season 2 will not happen…

Best JCVD Movie?

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Jan 25, 2018

We’re only three weeks late for our 2017 retrospective, but we didn’t plan to do one. Then Netflix released Drug Lords and it sucked. So there’s your review.

Instead, we’re going to talk about shows we have watched but didn’t cover.

All spoilers, no holds barred

Disjointed

Easy

Voltron: Legendary Defender

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

 

Jan 19, 2018

The End of the Fucking World first. In this series James, played by Alex Lawther, is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, played by Jessica Barden, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father, but he has secret plans to make her his first human murder victim.

The Polka King is about Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan, played by Jack Black, who develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.

Spoiler free section...

Thoughts on The Polka King

Thoughts on The End of the Fucking World

Spoiler section…

James the Psychopath

Alyssa the Confused Daughter

Anything else on TEOTFW

Jack Black as Jan Lewan

Truth vs Fiction

The Man Who Would Be the Polka King documentary

Anything else on The Polka King

Which character would you spare in TEOTFW?

Best Jan Lewan and His Orchestra Song?

 

  • Rappin’ Polka
  • Mrs. Pennsylvania
  • More Is My Love

 

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Jan 10, 2018

Black Mirror is an anthology series by Charlie Brooker which explores a twisted, high-tech world where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide. Today we’re covering the first three episodes of Season 4: USS Callister, Arkangel, and Crocodile.

Spoiler free section...

Final thoughts

Spoiler section…

Hang the DJ
Paired up by a dating program that puts an expiration date on all relationships, Frank and Amy soon begin to question the system's logic.

Metalhead
In the post-apocalyptic landscape of the Scottish Moors, a woman attempts to survive the land full of "dogs".

Black Museum
A woman enters the Black Museum, where the proprietor tells his stories relating to the artefacts.

Season MVP?

Best Episode?

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

Jan 3, 2018

Black Mirror is an anthology series by Charlie Booker which explores a twisted, high-tech world where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide. Today we’re covering the first three episodes of Season 4: USS Callister, Arkangel, and Crocodile.

Spoiler free section...

Initial thoughts

Spoiler section…

USS Callister
A woman wakes up on a Star Trek-esque ship where the crew praise their all knowing and fearless captain.

Arkangel
After nearly losing her daughter, a mother invests in a new technology that allows her to keep track of her.

Crocodile
A woman interviews various people using a device that allows her to access their memories.

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Music: Extreme Parkour by Alex Grey

 

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