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Fretless wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:05 am Anyone else seen 'Squid Game' on Netflix? Bizarre Korean psycho-thriller. Gory, fascinating and addictive.

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Not not seen anything about that. Thanks for the suggestion.
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I've been working my way through the 8 seasons of 90 Day Fiance on Discovery+ after my daughter nagged me to watch it.

It's edited in a typical American way: we're going to show you what we're going to show you, then we're going to show it, then we're going to show you what we've shown you.

There are also times when it's constructed in a way to increase the drama and the tension between the couples, and thereby giving a false impression that their relationships won't work.

This programme does give examples of how to pick a romantic partner and how not to pick one. As well as how to behave and handle women / men in a relationship and how not to.
The key hook to watching 90 Day Fiance is predicting early on which couples will survive and which won't. And then seeing if your prediction was right or not.

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It's funny how Game of Thrones got all the attention and accolades, whilst Gomorrah still seems to be more of a cult thing in the UK.
I'd rate Gomorrah as a better series than Game of Thrones, because it's more grounded in the gritty reality of drug dealing in Naples.

The 2 programmes have parallels in that they both feature betrayals and the deaths of major characters.

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Another recommendation for weirdness fans is 'Doom Patrol' on Amazon Prime. A bunch of useless 'superheroes' trying to save the planet (when they're not arguing or drowning in their own misery).

Sick and occasionally hilarious!

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Squid Game - trailer

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Foundation on Apple TV looks like it may have potential, I'm only 1 1/2 episodes in, but they haven't butchered the books toooo much yet. Yes I know the Emperor wasn't a clone, and they seem to have taken stuff from the non trilogy novels but it's still vaguely 'in cannon' so far.

If you fancy a complete hoot then Star Trek Lower Decks is fun, at times it's more piss take than anything else which is fine with me.

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Grumpytim wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:52 am Foundation on Apple TV looks like it may have potential, I'm only 1 1/2 episodes in, but they haven't butchered the books toooo much yet. Yes I know the Emperor wasn't a clone, and they seem to have taken stuff from the non trilogy novels but it's still vaguely 'in cannon' so far.

If you fancy a complete hoot then Star Trek Lower Decks is fun, at times it's more piss take than anything else which is fine with me.
Lower Decks is one of my "guilty pleasures". Riker gets some real stick, but I'm really surprised they haven't laid into Wesley Crusher yet. :lol:

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Now that I've heard something positive about "Foundation," I may give it a go at some stage.
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Fringe again.
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Wonfor14 wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:32 pm Fringe again.
Brilliant series. You identify with Walter, don't you, Col? :lol:
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Lindsayt wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:36 am It's funny how Game of Thrones got all the attention and accolades, whilst Gomorrah still seems to be more of a cult thing in the UK.
I'd rate Gomorrah as a better series than Game of Thrones, because it's more grounded in the gritty reality of drug dealing in Naples.

The 2 programmes have parallels in that they both feature betrayals and the deaths of major characters.

I agree, Gomorrah is excellent. I've told everyone I know about it yet hardly anyone has followed through with all the series, mainly because of subtitles I guess which is a shame. It certainly does not make you want to take a holiday to Naples anytime soon.
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