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Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
Speaking of The Deuce, as season 3 has gone along, I have been thinking how final a lot of the events seem. There is stuff with certain main characters that doesn't leave much of anywhere to go. Stuff is in motion to clean up the actual area. That eventually happened. It's a matter of historical record.

Once the Deuce is cleaned up, it's no longer the Deuce.

I wondered if this was it and - yap - this is the last season. In fact I have just one episode left to see. Then it's over.

Season one was a bit ponderous and atmospheric but 2 and 3 are/were very good with moments of sheer brilliance.
 

Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
I was just thinking how there was once a show called Better Call Saul. I think that was a pretty good show.

Not sure though. Hard to remember.
 

Matty

Toe Toucher
I'm still rooting every year for Bob Odenkirk and the actress who plays Kim to win some trophies. She's especially good.

On the topic of Robert Iler, I thought he started getting good towards the end of the Sopranos. And his relative lack of acting skills kinda fit the awkward, angsty teenage character anyway. But yeah. I hear he's a "professional poker player" now.
 

reno cool

leave well enough alone
ha ha I played cards with little Anthony at Encore a year ago.
I do remember enjoying Better Call Saul. In retrospect it seems kinda stupid though. The whole stupidity with his brother went on too long.
The Mike character was always fun to watch. He should get somekind of an award :dunno:
 

Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
Powerful. That final scene of The Deuce was powerful. When it started my first thought was, I don't think this is a good choice, but by the end it had me shedding a tear.

I'm sorry it's over but I respect the hell out of shows like this - The Knick is another prime example - that go in with a finite plan and don't just milk every last drop out of it as long as they can.

The Deuce joins my list of shows to watch start-to-finish every 5 years or so.


I'm very curious what David Simon does next.
 

Matty

Toe Toucher
I loved the long story arc between the McGill brothers. The end of it was devastating. Makes you dread the moment Kim will give up on Jimmy and/or suffer the horrible consequences of associating herself with him.
 

Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
I do like Better Call Saul very much btw. But damn, it is taking a long time between seasons.

It's already been 13 months since the last episode - and I don't even see a date for season 5 kick-off. Sometime in 2020 is all I see.

I barely remember what's going on.
 

Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
Critics are gaga over The Irishman.

I'm never totally sure how to take that. I believe Scorsese could film flies buzzing around dogshit for three hours and critics would give it 3.5 stars.

But I got a feeling this one is really good.
 

Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
Currently watching the movie Watchmen. I'm hoping it will clear up some of my confusion over the TV series.

I guess it is. A bit. I could see it having more of an impact as the series goes along.

Really good movie though. Enjoying it a lot in its own right.
 

Tron

New Member
Doctor Sleep (2019)

The sequel to The Shining

I have watched The Shining no less than 10 times from start to finish. It is a 9.75 on the 10 scale for me.

Doctor Sleep is a 5.25. I would only recommend it to those who love The Shining and even then I’d feel a little weird about recommending it.
 

Tron

New Member
Just saw a trailer for The Mandelorian during Monday Night Football halftime.
It’s going to be streaming on Disney Plus.

I hadn’t heard of either of those things. The trailer was cool.
 
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