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I have just finished the second series of Westworld, I persisted due to Patna's suggestion, but found it dull, dreary and silly to the end.

All that bang bang bang and shooting of guns I felt I was watching something sponsored by the NRA!

I could perceive the touch of the suffragettes revenge!

 

So just started watching 'Better Call Saul'...two episodes in seems okay. You can see it is a spin off from the excellent 'Breaking Bad' with many of the cast from that series showing up.

 

Too many of these TV shows are simply choreographed fight scenes strung together loosely trying to find some meaning.

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I have just finished the second series of Westworld, I persisted due to Patna's suggestion, but found it dull, dreary and silly to the end.

All that bang bang bang and shooting of guns I felt I was watching something sponsored by the NRA!

I could perceive the touch of the suffragettes revenge!

 

So just started watching 'Better Call Saul'...two episodes in seems okay. You can see it is a spin off from the excellent 'Breaking Bad' with many of the cast from that series showing up.

 

Too many of these TV shows are simply choreographed fight scenes strung together loosely trying to find some meaning.

 

I only watched it for topless Evan Rachel Wood. Thandie Newton is past her prime. It is a bit silly. I am up through season two also. Can we say farewell to geriatric Ed Harris? If I want to see faces past their prime I can look in the mirror.

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Season 3 of Better Call Saul was pretty good. I enjoyed it from the beginning of the series because Mike Ehrmantraut and Gus Fring are in it. We also get to find out how Saul Goodman got his name. It isn't Breaking Bad but it is well done.

 

Season 4 starts on AMC on Augus 6that 9 pm / 8 pm Central

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Episode 1 of Queen of the South sucked me in.

 

Yellowstone isn't offering episode one On Demand so will table it.

 

I'm on the 6th of the third season and it's going strong

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I'm on the 6th of the third season and it's going strong

 

I have learned over the years not to be too hard on a show should the first episode or two not really grab me. The Expanse was like that. A complex storyline, with a lot of different characters from multiple factions. I am though always pleasantly surprised to get hooked on the first episode. Thanks for the recommendation!

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By accident I found that Starz through Comcast is free. I am not sure how long it lasts but I am doing a marathon of "Counterpart" if it ends before I finish, season one is available on Netflix disc.

 

So far OK - 3 episodes. Interconnected parallel universes. Cold war theme.JK Simmons playing two roles. 7.5 rating so far but I am not giving up on it.

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On to episode 13, season 1 of Queen of the South

 

Some of it is good. Some good actors. Storylines a bit of a stretch at times but not uninteresting.

 

Anybody who thinks a wall will make any difference should see some of these episodes.

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If you haven't decided you want to see Prayer Before Dawn yet.............

 

Here's a Rolling Stone review.......

 

Joe Cole in the prison memoir 'A Prayer Before Dawn.'

 

"There are boxing movies, there are jailbird dramas and there are hell-and-back memoir adaptations — A Prayer Before Dawn throws all three of these genres into a dingy cell together, forcing them to either make nice or beat each other senseless in a survival-of-the-fittest showdown. Thankfully, filmmaker Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s Bosch-like take on Billy Moore’s autobiography of life in a Thai prison allows each of these distinct narrative types to eventually bleed all over each other, sometimes literally. Moore (Joe Cole) was a Liverpudlian ex-pat living in Bangkok, fighting amateur Muay Thai bouts. Locked up in 2007, Moore quickly found himself dropped into a world where he barely spoke the language, didn’t know the rules and couldn’t tell which direction the next fist is coming from.

 

So he learned to rely on the kindness of strangers — notably a transgender convict named Fame (Pornchanok Mabklang) — the mercy of a gang led by a face-tattooed kingpin (Panya Yimmumphai) and the power of his fists. And for the first hour, Prayer settles into a semi-familiar, if deeply unsettling groove as this stranger in a strange land negotiates a world behind bars. An absolutely horrifying gang rape is followed by a tragedy, one presented with an eerie matter-of-factness. Constant threats of physical harm occupy the time between sucker punches and shiv brandishings. The fresh-fish convict can give as good as he gets, but Moore sticks out like a pale, hallow-eyed ghost, with the movie’s compositions turning his sheer difference from the general population into a beacon for beatdowns. Whenever it can, the film ixnays the subtitles and simply lets lines play out in their native tongue, sans translations. It’s one of several ways that Sauvaire keeps viewers feeling just as disoriented as his antihero.

 

Then, desperate for drugs, Moore takes on a job to rough up some Muslim convicts and nearly turns the assignment into a homicide. His spirit nearly breaks. He begs to start sparring in the prison gym — at which point we’re thrust into a pugilist-makes-good narrative, as the fighter trains hard, hits harder and earns the right to kickbox for the institution’s official team. You can point to a handful of other movies in which cons find release in the ring (see: Penitentiary, Undisputed), but those leaned towards being sports flicks that used jail life as a way to keep the stakes high. The difference here is that Sauvaire isn’t interested in this regional version of the sweet science per se; the French filmmaker simply needs it to immerse viewers deeper into a world of violence and pain, one knee to the ribs at a time. Even as the story builds to a final mano a mano, the movie is less invested in a win-or-lose outcome than in taking you along for the ride. You don’t truly know a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes, then used those same shoes to kick people in the head repeatedly.

Which doesn’t mean the fight scenes aren’t complete knockouts (all apologies, we’ll see ourselves out now). They’re filmed with a claustrophobic, in-your-face intimacy and in long takes that make you feel you’re sweating it out next to Cole; there are shots that make you want to duck, so as to avoid being splattered with his blood. The actor, who’s costarred in the cult TV show/chic-period-haircut trendsetter Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror‘s most optimistic episode “Hang the D.J.,” trained in Muay Thai for six months, and it shows. You can see the exhaustion in the endless bouts he fights onscreen, the shock and rage as the 29-year-old dishes out and absorbs real blows. It helps that Cole is a naturally soulful actor, which keeps the commitment to the physicality in extremis from coming off as Method stunt-performing or laddish hard-man posturing. More importantly, he’s a ballast when things teeter close to the line between Eastern exotica and exploitation, pulling the focus back to Moore’s experience when the tendency to objectify a foreign, “othered” culture threatens to overwhelm the humanity.

 

If you were lucky enough to see Sauvaire’s previous feature Johnny Mad Dog (2008), in which filmgoers were virtually embedded with rebel fighters in Liberia and the director stocked his cast with reformed child soldiers, you could tell he valued you-are-there authenticity over social-issue handwringing. (The same notion applies here: Prayer is peppered with real-life ex-cons and was filmed in a former prison that had only recently been shut down.) Even more than verisimilitude, it’s the violent instinct among insular groups of men that fascinates him; you can practically feel the director leaning in whenever a group of thugs starts moving as one multi-limbed strike force or when Moore screams, “I need to fight!”

 

I've deleted the last paragraph.......Because it sort of gives away the key ending moment of the movie......and why it lingers in the memory.

 

Watch and decide for yourself.

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If you haven't decided you want to see Prayer Before Dawn yet.............

 

Here's a Rolling Stone review.......

 

Joe Cole in the prison memoir 'A Prayer Before Dawn.'

 

"There are boxing movies, there are jailbird dramas and there are hell-and-back memoir adaptations — A Prayer Before Dawn throws all three of these genres into a dingy cell together, forcing them to either make nice or beat each other senseless in a survival-of-the-fittest showdown. Thankfully, filmmaker Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s Bosch-like take on Billy Moore’s autobiography of life in a Thai prison allows each of these distinct narrative types to eventually bleed all over each other, sometimes literally. Moore (Joe Cole) was a Liverpudlian ex-pat living in Bangkok, fighting amateur Muay Thai bouts. Locked up in 2007, Moore quickly found himself dropped into a world where he barely spoke the language, didn’t know the rules and couldn’t tell which direction the next fist is coming from.

 

So he learned to rely on the kindness of strangers — notably a transgender convict named Fame (Pornchanok Mabklang) — the mercy of a gang led by a face-tattooed kingpin (Panya Yimmumphai) and the power of his fists. And for the first hour, Prayer settles into a semi-familiar, if deeply unsettling groove as this stranger in a strange land negotiates a world behind bars. An absolutely horrifying gang rape is followed by a tragedy, one presented with an eerie matter-of-factness. Constant threats of physical harm occupy the time between sucker punches and shiv brandishings. The fresh-fish convict can give as good as he gets, but Moore sticks out like a pale, hallow-eyed ghost, with the movie’s compositions turning his sheer difference from the general population into a beacon for beatdowns. Whenever it can, the film ixnays the subtitles and simply lets lines play out in their native tongue, sans translations. It’s one of several ways that Sauvaire keeps viewers feeling just as disoriented as his antihero.

 

Then, desperate for drugs, Moore takes on a job to rough up some Muslim convicts and nearly turns the assignment into a homicide. His spirit nearly breaks. He begs to start sparring in the prison gym — at which point we’re thrust into a pugilist-makes-good narrative, as the fighter trains hard, hits harder and earns the right to kickbox for the institution’s official team. You can point to a handful of other movies in which cons find release in the ring (see: Penitentiary, Undisputed), but those leaned towards being sports flicks that used jail life as a way to keep the stakes high. The difference here is that Sauvaire isn’t interested in this regional version of the sweet science per se; the French filmmaker simply needs it to immerse viewers deeper into a world of violence and pain, one knee to the ribs at a time. Even as the story builds to a final mano a mano, the movie is less invested in a win-or-lose outcome than in taking you along for the ride. You don’t truly know a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes, then used those same shoes to kick people in the head repeatedly.

 

Which doesn’t mean the fight scenes aren’t complete knockouts (all apologies, we’ll see ourselves out now). They’re filmed with a claustrophobic, in-your-face intimacy and in long takes that make you feel you’re sweating it out next to Cole; there are shots that make you want to duck, so as to avoid being splattered with his blood. The actor, who’s costarred in the cult TV show/chic-period-haircut trendsetter Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror‘s most optimistic episode “Hang the D.J.,” trained in Muay Thai for six months, and it shows. You can see the exhaustion in the endless bouts he fights onscreen, the shock and rage as the 29-year-old dishes out and absorbs real blows. It helps that Cole is a naturally soulful actor, which keeps the commitment to the physicality in extremis from coming off as Method stunt-performing or laddish hard-man posturing. More importantly, he’s a ballast when things teeter close to the line between Eastern exotica and exploitation, pulling the focus back to Moore’s experience when the tendency to objectify a foreign, “othered” culture threatens to overwhelm the humanity.

 

If you were lucky enough to see Sauvaire’s previous feature Johnny Mad Dog (2008), in which filmgoers were virtually embedded with rebel fighters in Liberia and the director stocked his cast with reformed child soldiers, you could tell he valued you-are-there authenticity over social-issue handwringing. (The same notion applies here: Prayer is peppered with real-life ex-cons and was filmed in a former prison that had only recently been shut down.) Even more than verisimilitude, it’s the violent instinct among insular groups of men that fascinates him; you can practically feel the director leaning in whenever a group of thugs starts moving as one multi-limbed strike force or when Moore screams, “I need to fight!”

 

I've deleted the last paragraph.......Because it sort of gives away the key ending moment of the movie......and why it lingers in the memory.

 

Watch and decide for yourself.

Well worth a watch - for both deterrent and entertainment purposes.

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Pretty damn good

 

 

Thank you. This looks good. I was not aware of it. The movie Three Days of the Condor, Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway was very good. I believe directed by Sidney Pollack. Good book too!

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Yes the original was great. As an aside, Redford just announced his retirement from acting. I caught part of The Sting the other night. Such a great movie with a terrific cast.

 

For a great Redford movie try Jeremiah Johnson.

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Thank you. This looks good. I was not aware of it. The movie Three Days of the Condor, Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway was very good. I believe directed by Sidney Pollack. Good book too!

 

It is very good and loosely based on the novel "Six Days of the Condor" by James Grady and screenplay "Three Days of the Condor" but in my opinion the resemblance is mainly in the title. William Hurt is excellent in it.

I also watch Yellowstone, Elementary, Harlots, Shades of Blue, Snowfall, Strange Angel and Succession which all are pretty good. What can I say, I'm a junkie...

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I watch many of these recommended shows, the gritty drama shows especially.

 

As an ex-infantryman, does anyone know how to shoot out the tires of a vehicle. Don't ya think running on rims is less effective than running on rubber?

 

Just a pet peeve. A lot of these shows fail me with their inability to simulate realism. They are still fun but I find myself nitpicking them too much.

 

Please note I mentioned no titles. I am not singling any show out.

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Pretty damn good

 

 

Turns out this is an ATT Direct TV "exclusive" production. I cannot find anywhere within my cable system to view it. Any one is the USA know how to view it?

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