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05 Feb 2020 02:39 #27728 by Valence
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Blimey, we're all late up tonight, aren't we? *yawn* :lol:

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05 Feb 2020 02:42 #27729 by Charlotte
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not exactly. I'm kinda up early. I've been staying up too late the past few days so I thought I'd reverse it by going to bed early. Slept a few hours and now... I'm awake... :dry:

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05 Feb 2020 02:51 #27730 by Valence
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Well you already have a few hours head start on me so I'd better go try and catch up. :zzz:

PS. And I shall resist that next episode temptation. Two per week maximum. :)

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05 Feb 2020 03:06 #27731 by Charlotte
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:ohmy: not even 1/day? well, I guess you watch more series at once, than I do.... I hope... :dry:

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05 Feb 2020 12:45 #27732 by Valence
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I prefer to make them last a bit longer when I'm watching for the first time. I still regret having to binge The Expanse in 3 weeks.
And on Netflix I'm still just watching Witcher, Lost In Space and Hannibal (rewatch). I think I will quit (or at the very least pause) Hannibal after season 2 because I recall being unimpressed by the third season.
After that I'll have to start searching for stuff again. I'm sort of tempted to do a complete Star Trek rewatch. All that talk of Captain Picard and tea has set off my nerdy nostalia. :lol:

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05 Feb 2020 12:50 #27733 by Banj
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Hannibal pretty much jumps the shark at the end of season one. Everything that happens after that is nonsensical pantomime. It has individual things here and there that I liked after that, but overall it was a massive disappointment.

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05 Feb 2020 13:25 #27734 by Charlotte
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*googles Jump the Shark*

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05 Feb 2020 13:31 - 05 Feb 2020 13:33 #27736 by Banj
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The phrase originates from the series Happy Days when the character Fonzie literally jumps a shark on water skis*. It is the point at which a series has finally run out of ideas and well over it's sell by date and is no longer the thing it used to be.

EDIT - * Fonz is on water skis, not the shark (not that it would have made any difference).

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05 Feb 2020 13:37 #27738 by Charlotte
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I find it hard to picture the Fonz outside that place they all gathered... then again it was ages since I watched that series (and even then I only ever saw part of it)

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05 Feb 2020 14:36 #27746 by Valence
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I've found that Hannibal is a much better watch the second time around. When I saw it for the first time I remember getting annoyed that it wasn't set in the 70s/80s and then getting more annoyed when they started re-using scenarios from the films and giving the familiar lines to different characters. But now that I've got past that I do feel I enjoy and appreciate it much more.
It's interesting that you call it pantomime, and I know what you mean by that, but I always thought that it was a lot like opera (without the singing, obviously. :P) It seemed to have the same kind of over-contrived, but still intelligent, interactions that pushed believability right to the limit while still being mostly entertaining and interesting.

However season three was a pretentious mess where they gave up any ambition to actually tell a story in a coherent way. :shrug:

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