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Weirdy American Tart Thing
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There's a Sherlock season 4 discussion going on over on LSG/Ravelry and mostly they all think it's been crap. I disagree. OK, ep 1 was shaky and yeah, this whole story arc has been quite a diversion from the traditional Sherlock stories, but this was always billed as an adaptation, a modern re-telling of the stories. And since I never read any of the stories I don't have anything to remain faithful to, so perhaps that's why I liked this.

I have some quibbles with it all, some of it is more than a bit farfetched, but I like backstory and so I seem to be in the minority.

It seems like they've gotten it all out though, and if there's a continuation then it may be able to just follow the stories/basic mysteries a bit more faithfully? I dunno. As I said, general consensus on the other forum is that it's been "Moff'd" up.



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Yeah, I've actually really enjoyed this season and, as someone who has read (most) of the originals, it isn't too far out of character for the series.
The books were silly and farfetched, post darwinian ideas resulted in a half man half ape and that's just an example that I can think of. The originals were never the quaint and orderly British stroll through crime that people seem to remember them being. As Gatiss said, Sherlock was always handy with his fists.
Although you very well could argue that its gone a bit too extreme, I don't think that I'd agree with you.
Overall, if you're not into the whole James Bond style thing then give this season a miss but don't give up on the series entirely.
 
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I've moved on now to Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Delightful. I'm not even halfway through and I want there to be lots and lots and then a few more.

The cast is clearly having a blast working on it, the children are subtly rebellious, scheming, studious, have excellent resting bitch face and they work together quite nicely.

I read a few of the books, yonks ago. I should re-read them all.



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As I'm always a decade behind, basically, and don't have much time for TV that's not always kid-friendly, I've only recently started watching "Supernatural" on Netflix. I enjoy Jared Padalecki's yumminess and the general plot but there are a few recurring details I'm already bored with. I just got to Season 2.

Otherwise, I'm secondhand subjected to "Creative Galaxy" on Amazon (my preschooler's current obsession) and DanTDM on YouTube. I can live with DanTDM, no problem, but I'm rather selfishly getting tired of "Creative Galaxy" getting my preschooler excited about arts & crafts. Nobody on C.G. ever seems to have to clean up after their glitter and "action painting" activities.




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Watching "Leverage" on Netflix right now. Watching criminals take down corrupt businesses, business men, and even countries is a pretty great antidote to everything going on the world right now.
Also, Eliot is a pretty man.


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aaaaand now I'm watching The Librarians. Which is kind of like Leverage+magic.


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oh, I got to the last (so far, I think they're going to continue it?) episode of A Series of Unfortunate Events and it really jarred me, it was really just a whole, "wait, what? NO." kind of moment for me and I stopped watching it. I complained about it to Dev and he's all, "it's called 'A Series of Unfortunate Events', which part did you not understand?"



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(Thought I'd check my login, and yep still works) Yeah I didn't like The Final Problem, with the schlocky Bond-villain lair and the Hannibal-rip villain. Didn't think any of season 4 was as good as season 2 or 3, probably best they end it here.

A Series of Unfortunate Events is great, a little hard to get out of the shadow of the movie's indelible visuals, but NPH has some great hammy moments, and Warburton's Snicket is amazingly humanizing.
 
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I really enjoyed Series of Unfortunate Events and then moved on to the similarly very good Dirk Gently's Holistic Detection Agency, although I do hope not every British is as annoying as Dirk is.
 
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I can't find Dirk Gently streaming anywhere, at least not as part of the various memberships that I have. It's out on DVD, but Netlfix doesn't have the DVD option yet.

BBC did offer the first ep, streaming, when it came out, but my internet connection sucks and so it buffered (seemingly) every 42 seconds. Very annoying. So what little I saw amused me. It wasn't the books, but, it might be interesting to see what someone else does with the ideas. I do adore Douglas Adams, but he could never stop fiddling with an idea.



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I saw a short bit of Dirk Gently somewhere on Youtube I think, and it seemed dinconcertingly light. I mean, the books were pretty dark, funny but in a dark way, continuing Adams's grim descending progression from the Hitchhiker books.
 
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I watched it all on Netflix in the UK, I dunno how cross-pond licensing works but it might be worth another look. The dissonance between the cheery jokes and the really genuine darkness of some of the subject matter is part of the show's genius.
 
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Zootopia is on netflix, so I watched it the other night. It was fun!



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I was reading reviews of Iron Fist (it was meh) and someone mentioned Into The Badlands had way better fight scenes, so, I toddled off to Netflix and lo! less than five minutes into the start of ep 1 had a way better fight scene!

I'm only up to episode 3 or 4, but it's been interesting so far.

There's no real explanation for it, just somehow there are several baronies and barons who control them and all the goods produced, they all fight each other and the nomads who live outside. Swords and axes and kick-ass martial arts. It's beautifully choreographed violence.

There's some special boy, he has weird berserker-ish ablities, comes from a mystery city - baron's top dude also maybe comes from that mystery city (he was an orphan) so he helps the kid escape.

That's as far as I've gotten. I need something to watch whilst knitting this cardigan, and this has so far been entertaining.



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So, is that a recommendation? Into the Badlands - should we try it?

I like Dirk Gently - it gets better ...


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I like it so far, but it seems that there are only 6 episodes on Netflix and the latest season is now airing on AMC. (I do not get AMC)

So it looks like I need to find something else to bingeknit to.



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Ash v Evil Dead binge while i wait for episode two of American Gods


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Ooo! I enjoy that show a lot. Was so happy when my long-time crush Ted Raimi showed up.


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I was watching Riverdale and it was SO BAD but I couldn't stop watching it? Particularly after Skeet Ulrich showed up. It just kept going with the badness though so I ended up spoilering myself and got it out of my system.

Now I'm watching The Almighty Johnsons which is hilarious and clever and making my internal monologue have a distinctly Kiwi accent.


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Now I'm watching The Almighty Johnsons which is hilarious and clever and making my internal monologue have a distinctly Kiwi accent.


Almighty Johnsons was a lot of fun! (I do have to assure people it's not porn when recommending the show.) I would also recommend Cleverman which is also on Netflix.


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