station eleven on hbo seems like a winner. went in pretty blind and im not sure where its headed so im not posting a trailer. 

- dave 12-18-2021 1:00 am

continues to intrigue but then i watched 30 episodes of match game this weekend. what did i learn from that:

richard dawsons goto euphemism for ass was derriere.

half the contestants were cops or the wives of cops who were seemingly all on tranquilizers or only grew up watching marilyn monroe movies.

gene rayburns enthusiasm for charlie chan-like oriental impersonation was already making some panelists uncomfortable in 75.

gary burghoff was sitting in the charles nelson riley spot for all the eps i watched and impersonated him numerous times which was probably not coincidental as he studied acting under riley.

- dave 1-03-2022 1:16 am [add a comment]

Watched the first episode of station eleven, looks promising.

- steve 1-04-2022 4:27 am [add a comment]

I'm hooked, finished episode 7 at about three am this morning. Episode 8 has been released but according to Wikipedia its release date is tomorrow, along with episode 9. 10 is scheduled for Jan 16th and I suppose that will wrap it up.

Twenty years after a flu pandemic resulted in the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors who make their living as traveling performers encounter a violent cult led by a man whose past is unknowingly linked to a member of the troupe.

I'd say that the violence is fairly minimal and tame by today's standards, especially given the premise.

- steve 1-05-2022 12:20 pm [add a comment]

  • david cross might beg to differ. still, is it violence we experience or violence in that world? certainly isnt the walking dead. i only see up to episode seven released at this point.

    - dave 1-05-2022 12:49 pm [add a comment]

  • David Cross thinks it's particularly violent? I mean movie violence.

    Right, only seven episodes released so far. I misread the extra episode 1.8 as episode 8.

    - steve 1-05-2022 4:00 pm [add a comment]

    • Oh, right, he's in it and gets killed. I thought he looked familiar.

      - steve 1-05-2022 4:07 pm [add a comment]

      • i was trying to tip toe around actual events. 

        - dave 1-05-2022 4:08 pm [add a comment]

    • the quote talks about the cult being violent not the show overall. we see the cult perform a particularly violent act and there is intimation of more to come as well as in the past. his stated goal is to cleanse the past through violent acts if necessary in order to move forward to a future that isnt weighed down by the psychological scars of the pandemic or he is just a manifestation of that. is he a prophet or a madman?

      - dave 1-05-2022 4:07 pm [add a comment]

      • Yeah, the theme is violent I guess I just mean on screen gore.  It seems to me most violent-themed movies and shows are heavier on the gore effects.

        - steve 1-05-2022 4:11 pm [add a comment]

        • sure but it doesnt suggest the show is violent just the cult. you are making the leap that we would necessarily see that in the show and maybe its implied to attract a specific audience. not that it isnt violent but its not particularly gory. anyway, i need a win today so, i win.

          good show. not sure how im supposed to feel about the central artifact. maybe its just in the macguffin realm. it inspires the protagonists but i havent been able to make heads or tails of its relevance other as a font for cryptic statements and childhood obsessions.

          - dave 1-05-2022 4:34 pm [add a comment]

      • I can see why he didn't like the way things were headed in the airport. And I don't imagine the museum of civilization is going to be much better so maybe he has a point?

        - steve 1-05-2022 4:14 pm [add a comment]

showrunner said there is more to explore in this world but no current plans to revisit. very satisfying last three eps. 


- dave 1-13-2022 9:44 pm [add a comment]

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