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    So, I stayed up way too late, last night, had to see the initial aftermath of The Director's departure. LOLd at his Scandinavian arrival.
    Consider for a moment that there is no meme about brown-haired, brown-eyed step children.

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      Originally posted by ghost55 View Post
      Why are you bitching about a show based off of comic books being not to your liking if you think that comics themselves are shit? What were you expecting? A show that wouldn't be like Punisher MAX? What the fuck did you want? If you want a normal vigilante flick just go back and watch the Death Wish movies or something. Fucking hell.
      I like the Punisher, as I said. I just think they're fucking up this adaptation by making it about a bunch of feely-feely stuff that's not in the comics in order to fill up running time.

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        Originally posted by submessenger View Post
        So, I stayed up way too late, last night, had to see the initial aftermath of The Director's departure. LOLd at his Scandinavian arrival.
        It kinda meanders and piddle fucks around and writes some paychecks for a season. Then the writers gave me something akin to PTSD when they properly abuse an old meme so hard that they literally breaked it, till it becomes a plot device that works. I mean shit fuck a turnip... you can't get hit in the nead the way they do in fiction and not suffer minor side effects.

        That shouldn't spoiler anything.

        ... If your'e not talking about Blacklist, that will make even less sense.

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          Originally posted by Shawarma View Post
          I like the Punisher, as I said. I just think they're fucking up this adaptation by making it about a bunch of feely-feely stuff that's not in the comics in order to fill up running time.
          Was fucking with the Klan too feely? Superman (the radio broadcast) used to troll the Klan with underground informants. As did other numerous franchises trolled the Russians and the Klan and ... even black extremists and white extremists ... I mean the comic book and various fictional outlets have always been political and touchy feely... and kinda pro gay... I mean seriously ...
          Tights on everyone?
          All the time?
          Really?
          .
          It just seems weird to me.
          The comic book industry is nothing but a giant liberal cesspool of ideas just creeping out into children's minds.

          Wwait... what was my point?

          Oh yeah!
          Would Tony Stark make Trump an Ironman suit?

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            Originally posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
            It kinda meanders and piddle fucks around and writes some paychecks for a season. Then the writers gave me something akin to PTSD when they properly abuse an old meme so hard that they literally breaked it, till it becomes a plot device that works. I mean shit fuck a turnip... you can't get hit in the nead the way they do in fiction and not suffer minor side effects.

            That shouldn't spoiler anything.

            ... If your'e not talking about Blacklist, that will make even less sense.
            There's been plenty of episodes that I knew what the outcome would be, even down to the one-liners, which I dutifully recite out loud 2 seconds before the character mutters the same thing. It's a good thing I'm watching this alone, I would be hella disruptive to other viewers.
            Consider for a moment that there is no meme about brown-haired, brown-eyed step children.

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              Originally posted by submessenger View Post
              There's been plenty of episodes that I knew what the outcome would be, even down to the one-liners, which I dutifully recite out loud 2 seconds before the character mutters the same thing. It's a good thing I'm watching this alone, I would be hella disruptive to other viewers.
              I did tell you to multitask with with it right? If you focus on it too long, you start pick at the edges and ... you know.

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                Binge watched "The Handmaid's Tale" on Hulu during the trial.

                One of the best series I think I've ever seen. The dark side of revolution always makes a good story, but the acting in the show is superb, hence the awards won.

                Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum, bitches. The next revolution will be in written in pseudo-Latin.
                '�I am no advocate of passivity,� Coffin Mott said in an 1860 speech. �Quakerism, as I understand it, does not mean quietism. The early Friends were agitators; disturbers of the peace; and were more obnoxious in their day to charges, which are now so freely made, than we are.�'

                My Glossary: https://www.bullshido.net/forums/sho...d.php?t=129294

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                  Originally posted by W. Rabbit View Post
                  Binge watched "The Handmaid's Tale" on Hulu during the trial.

                  One of the best series I think I've ever seen. The dark side of revolution always makes a good story, but the acting in the show is superb, hence the awards won.

                  Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum, bitches. The next revolution will be in written in pseudo-Latin.
                  I saw a few funny memes explaining how it is a fucking dystopian future not a fucking how to manual. Too lazy to find one now.

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                    Originally posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
                    I saw a few funny memes explaining how it is a fucking dystopian future not a fucking how to manual. Too lazy to find one now.
                    The book was written in the 80's but the premise and the show are very timely. Cool news...the producers want to make 10 seasons, 9 of which will take place after the book. The book/season 1 will suck you in fast, 2-10 should be pretty epic.

                    Short short version for those who haven't read/seen.
                    Spoiler:
                    A country-wide network of Christian extremists overthrows an already weakened US government, and institute a color-coded, Confucian-esque class structure including forced breeding programs, toxic gulags, and guards/spies literally everywhere. Spooky factor: everyone in the new US has to follow inhumane, puritanical laws, and speak to each other using authorized religious phrases, like "Under His Eye" (instead of God Bless You), which is so fullbore Tolkien evil it's not even funny.

                    Oh and they hang all the Jews, Muslims, Catholics, doctors, scientists, and dissenters on city walls to rot, while the breeder class scrub off their remains.

                    Last edited by W. Rabbit; 1/31/2018 10:20pm, .
                    '�I am no advocate of passivity,� Coffin Mott said in an 1860 speech. �Quakerism, as I understand it, does not mean quietism. The early Friends were agitators; disturbers of the peace; and were more obnoxious in their day to charges, which are now so freely made, than we are.�'

                    My Glossary: https://www.bullshido.net/forums/sho...d.php?t=129294

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                      To continue the spoiler... The rest of the world looks on in horror and attempts to help and care for the refugees.

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                        Originally posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
                        To continue the spoiler... The rest of the world looks on in horror and attempts to help and care for the refugees.
                        OH and don't forget..

                        Spoiler:
                        All the cool people are in Canada, and upon arrival as a refugee, they give you a bag of clothes, spending money, health insurance, and a case worker.

                        You know, shit the US used to care about doing for war refugees.
                        '�I am no advocate of passivity,� Coffin Mott said in an 1860 speech. �Quakerism, as I understand it, does not mean quietism. The early Friends were agitators; disturbers of the peace; and were more obnoxious in their day to charges, which are now so freely made, than we are.�'

                        My Glossary: https://www.bullshido.net/forums/sho...d.php?t=129294

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                          Been watching a lot of Hell's Kitchen. Am on season 9 now and am pretty sure most of these people never watched the fucking show.

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                            So, Altered Carbon is out on Netflix, watched the first episode. I read the book and did, like Devil, find it quite badass and very entertaining, so I was actually somewhat excited for this TV series.

                            I quite like it. Fairly true to the source material and several of the actors are quite well cast, most particularly the main character who somehow learned how to act between Robocop and now, and the amusingly creepy and insane computerised hotel clerk of the hotel he is staying in. The female lead is miscast, mainly due to being too young, too pretty and the wrong ethnicity compared to the book.

                            Some stuff is missing from the book. For one thing, the main character goes on about how Catholicism is retarded, which for obvious reasons did not make it in. Secondly, the hotel Kovacs is staying in was named "The Hendrix" in the book and was crewed by an AI version of Jimmy Hendrix, but I guess they didn't want to pay a trillion dollars for the rights.

                            No dealbreakers though. The main flaw so far seems to be how the main character Takeshi Kovacs was a former special-ops-turned-mercenary amoral cunthole in the book, yet the TV series makes him a failed revolutionary and idealist. I enjoy asshole protagonists, so I'm disappointed they did this to the character.

                            The series seems good, all in all. I recommend it to folks who like cyberpunk, or nudity covered in neon.

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                              Originally posted by Shawarma View Post
                              So, Altered Carbon is out on Netflix, watched the first episode. I read the book and did, like Devil, find it quite badass and very entertaining, so I was actually somewhat excited for this TV series.

                              I quite like it. Fairly true to the source material and several of the actors are quite well cast, most particularly the main character who somehow learned how to act between Robocop and now, and the amusingly creepy and insane computerised hotel clerk of the hotel he is staying in. The female lead is miscast, mainly due to being too young, too pretty and the wrong ethnicity compared to the book.

                              Some stuff is missing from the book. For one thing, the main character goes on about how Catholicism is retarded, which for obvious reasons did not make it in. Secondly, the hotel Kovacs is staying in was named "The Hendrix" in the book and was crewed by an AI version of Jimmy Hendrix, but I guess they didn't want to pay a trillion dollars for the rights.

                              No dealbreakers though. The main flaw so far seems to be how the main character Takeshi Kovacs was a former special-ops-turned-mercenary amoral cunthole in the book, yet the TV series makes him a failed revolutionary and idealist. I enjoy asshole protagonists, so I'm disappointed they did this to the character.

                              The series seems good, all in all. I recommend it to folks who like cyberpunk, or nudity covered in neon.
                              Fuck I gotta check this out. Altered Carbon is one of my favorite books ever. Wasn't the whole Catholicism thing a key plot point in the book though?

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                                It was. And "A Catholic Girl" (plot poooiiiint) is mentioned, but it seems to lack the antipathy against Catholicism in general.

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