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47 minutes ago, janetosilio said:

When I get home

 

This was literally what I came in here today to post...

Binged the first 4 episodes the other night when I decided to "see what just a few minutes of this are like past the trailer..."

Around 4am I realized what I was doing and hit the power button on the TV... 😮

I hated Game of Thrones, but so far I like this. It's made me realize a few things about why I disliked Game of Thrones where not what I thought they were.

I don't want to spoil any of it, which I would if I explained that further...

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14 hours ago, Pussycat Catnap said:

This was literally what I came in here today to post...

Binged the first 4 episodes the other night when I decided to "see what just a few minutes of this are like past the trailer..."

Around 4am I realized what I was doing and hit the power button on the TV... 😮

I hated Game of Thrones, but so far I like this. It's made me realize a few things about why I disliked Game of Thrones where not what I thought they were.

I don't want to spoil any of it, which I would if I explained that further...

I have not seen season 8 GOT 1-7, but I quite liked it.  But I did enjoy The Tudors  I think I might have a lookie lou at this.

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18 hours ago, Pussycat Catnap said:

Binged the first 4 episodes [...]

The Witcher because Henry Cavill. 'Nuff said.

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It is definitely not Game of Thrones (and neither can be compared,) but it is just as awesome!

As for GOT: I loved it and it was the perfect ending. It all made sense and all the way back in the first episode that ending was being foreshadowed. LOL

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5 hours ago, Alyona Su said:

The Witcher because Henry Cavill. 'Nuff said.

As for GOT: I loved it and it was the perfect ending. It all made sense and all the way back in the first episode that ending was being foreshadowed. LOL

Every article I see on it keeps trying to compare the two... most of them implying it can't be as good.

I hated GoT with a passion... it was everything I didn't like about ways to do fantasy, crammed into one place. Even campy things like the old Xena/Hercules or Conan movies were for me, better... But I get that it was super popular and everyone is looking for a new knockoff show.

So far, Witcher was not that show. And I hope that remains the case. It does have the usual gratuitous sex and nudity of an HBO show... but not as presented by HBO... so it didn't feel like I was watching 'porn for people too embarrassed to use the Internet'... :P

It had a lot of violence... but it didn't feel like plot-less 'slasher movie for people who are too afraid to admit they like slasher movies'... As Henry himself said in an interview over the first fight big fight scene - the scene had to tell the character and the story, not be an interruption for 'gore-film-fanservice and now we return to the plot', but actually tell story through every movement made. Though the big battle scene did have some points that felt a little too slasher and not story... it wasn't over the top... I think Netflix understands plot-through-action better than HBO as a result of their Marvel TV shows. If you watch those... from the first to the last, you can see them actually improving over time... but even from the starts their fight scenes always tell character.

 

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47 minutes ago, Pussycat Catnap said:

Every article I see on it keeps trying to compare the two... most of them implying it can't be as good.

IKR! It's STOOPID to even try. Game of Thrones was a great show, but it aint all that. Why would we want another Game of Thrones when w've already had the original? Perhaps people are trying to care it because of the Genre: Medieval-Fantasy. But that's about as close as anyone should try.

I very much agree: I do NOT want Witcher to ever become a "Game of Thrones. Ever. And I really like the "Monster-per-episode" format. Focus on the immediate story, rather than ten-year epic story-arc. (Same reason I totally gave-up on anything Marvel - ugh, seriously?) Sheesh.

For anyone who has Netflix: If you liked GoT, You'll like The Witcher, Do not try to compare it to GoT, it's not that. But for the action, boobies, coppulation and the rest, it's in there. LOL!!! And the best sword-fighting scene I have ever seen, even better than anything I've seen in GoT!!! #WHOA! And more importantly: Henry Cavill #WHOA, WHOA! Hahahaha!

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1 hour ago, Alyona Su said:

 Focus on the immediate story, rather than ten-year epic story-arc. (Same reason I totally gave-up on anything Marvel - ugh, seriously?) Sheesh.

 LOL!!! And the best sword-fighting scene I have ever seen, even better than anything I've seen in GoT!!! #WHOA! And more importantly: Henry Cavill #WHOA, WHOA! Hahahaha!

The only Marvel I really liked was the Netflix stuff. Not all of it... but some of it was short season arcs (not the Witcher format), and it felt like every second was plot.

That fight scene in Witcher, reminded me a LOT of one of the early fight scenes in Daredevil when he's just a guy with a black rag over his head. He walks down a hallway and they do every last movement in slow detail as he progresses and you see him get beat up almost as badly as the people he's taking on - the entire scene tells a story of how he relates to the world as a bland mind with a superhero sonar sense... without using any flashy special effects. Just slow motion this to that and then that.
- Netflix does action better than Hollywood or HBO or anyone, because when they do it, they do it as plot... so even non-action people can get into it.

I've been in some lethal fights in my life... and my memory of them is a lot more like Netflix than most action - I can hyper focus on key points that set me or the other person up, and I feel more than see them in slow motion. Particularly the one in my early 20s that nearly killed me.

If they can keep that up in Witcher, Netflix will pull off a great 'action' show that can appeal beyond the folks that just want a grunting lone wolf 'man against world'... which is funny because it is a 'grunting lone wolf man against world'. If Hollywood or HBO had done this, it would look like a fantasy version of Rambo with some cheap nude scenes using Asian actresses thrown in, and maybe Staring Steven Seagal since he's about the same age as the character (roughly 100). :P Thank goodness it's on Netflix...

Some of Netflix's stuff has been horrible in similar genres... but unlike Hollywood they learn, and unlike HBO they have variety... But remember Marco Polo? That might as well have Stared Steven Seagal it was so bad and so full of naked Asian ninja women... But Netflix tossed it quick...

 

 

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54 minutes ago, janetosilio said:

Ok...so this is really good! 
Three movie length episodes. Watching the last one tonight.

 

I've watched all the episodes in the series now.  It's well-acted, and the production values are high.  For me though, the character of Dracula was unconvincing at the end.  I can't say too much about that without spoilers but I'll just remark that he was consistently one thing for almost the entire series, then wasn't.  There were plenty of boxes ticked for what is expected these days, which is irksome but acceptable given that every production on the theme has its own interpretation.

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This show cracks me up,Rules of Engagement..

Patrick Warburton,that used to play the Tick and  Puddy on Sienfield,is in it.. I just enjoy all the characters he does.. hehehe

This scene he's explaining guy code to his wife..

He is so funny..Sorry for the bad quality,but it was the only one i could find..

 

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