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Old 15 October 2019, 12:19   #81
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I stumbled into this weird asian short series called Smoking.

It's... not for the squeamish. If I'd have to sum it up I'd say - imagine Dexter and add Ichi the Killer. Four contract killers (who target only wickedly evil people) prove that they killed their mark by flaying off a giant tattoo that these people have on their backs.

And if they're really evil... they get to live long enough to experience it.

That sound horrible but the show is seeped in really dark humor and just the most crazy and vile looking villains that could have rolled straight out of a manga. You can almost smell them through the TV. And to add a hint of mystery to the show, each episode a tiny amount of backstory is opened up to you as to why these four hitmen came to be the way they are.

It's not for binge watching but every now and then I play an episode to ruffle my own feathers a bit
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Old 15 October 2019, 13:01   #82
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I can't wait for the new season of Rick & Morty to come out in November
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Old 15 October 2019, 13:54   #83
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Yep, 70 more episodes baby.
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Old 21 October 2019, 13:18   #84
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Last night after bussy weekend I saw new tv series 1st episode - Treadstone. Not bad so far, but not sure if I like this mix of russian, north korea flavor mixed with treadstone...
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Saw both seasons of Jack Ryan on Prime Video. Well made, and quite enjoyable series.
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While I enjoyed both seasons, I found that season 2 (especially the finale) required a massive suspension of disbelief in order not to just start laughing at how ridiculous it was.

Season 1 was competently done though, and I did enjoy that.
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Ending of both seasons is to some extent ridiculous, even in second season more predictable than first season and as you said, laughable. Still enjoyable to watch rambo attack on presidential palace where party bellow can't hear chopper or fight on roof of building. That good sound proof walls of presidential buildings.

It would probably work better if they selected imaginary or some other country.

Not sure if they sacrificed Matice just not to be 100% happy ending.

Other than that small details, still enjoyable. First season was far better, in my own opinion more thanks to far more complicated plot and final motive for multiple things that happened throughout the season.
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I really enjoyed it up to the last episode

US soldiers on a mercenary mission into a foreign country? Yeah, can see that happening no problem.

Getting caught interfering in another country's democracy? Yeah, that happens on the regular.

An incursion into a foreign government's seat of power, killing the entire security force and assaulting that country's leader solely to rescue an American that was already in the country illegally? And as you say, via a helicopter that miraculously was not spotted by anyone - not even the military?

Jeez. Even I found that one a bit hard to swallow. And I loved all the Bourne films.

Still, looking forward to S3 and I shall be glued to the TV throughout.


And yes, Treadstone, loving it so far - it expands the origins of Treadstone; I'm guessing that it was developed by using stolen techniques developed by the Russians (probably) and then was used after the Bourne era to inject sleeper agents into all the USA's foreign enemies' populace and now, most predictably, it's going wrong as it always does. Love, love, love it.

If you've not tried it yet, then Watchmen is very, very worth a go - an alternate universe where things are just slightly different to ours (with interdimensional squids raining down) and totally bonkers premise. Loving that too.

Personally I'll also be grabbing The Mandalorian and the new Rick and Morty via my favourite streaming service (cough, cough).
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I can't wait for the new season of Rick & Morty to come out in November

Watched episode 1 the other night and it did not disappoint. Such a great show.
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Watched episode 1 the other night and it did not disappoint. Such a great show.
Agreed, they certainly opened the new season with a corker.
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