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    Alright, What are you reading/watching?

    Since there's not a lot going on yet, a simple icebreaker topic to get things going. What's the last good book/TV show/movie you read/watched?

    Bookwise, I just finished Killers of the Flower Moon, about the Osage murders in Oklahoma in the '20s, which was a super quick read but kind of horrifyingly fascinating. And I heard is gonna be turned into a Scorsese movie. Now I've just picked up The Master and Margarita, which is supposed to be a classic.

    Last movie I saw was Cronenberg's The Dead Zone, which I'd never seen but was pretty fun, if a little slow. Before that was The Dead Don't Die, which was alright, but had Tilda Swinton with a samurai sword and Chloe Sevigny, both points in its favor.

    On TV, just started On Becoming a God in Central Florida, which--two episodes in--is pretty fun so far, but I'm not sure where it's going to go. It did have the best use of music from Jesus Christ Superstar (including the actual Jesus Christ Superstar) that I've ever seen, though.

    Y'all's turn.
    Last edited by Foxing Peculiar; 01-13-2020, 09:19 PM.

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    Ok, for TV, the only thing I'm really watching, aside from random Futurama and Simpsons episodes, is The Outsider on HBO. We watched the first two episodes last night and I'm hooked.

    I just finished reading The Lines Between Us by Lawrence Lanahan. It's a non-fiction book about current day segregation and inequality in Baltimore neighborhoods. Next up is either Catch 22 cause it's been on my reading list for a while for The Chesapeake in Focus by Tom Pelton. I have a few other Baltimore/Maryland specific books I want to read but I might spread them out. I also have a stack of The Sun, a monthly literary magazine without ads, to read.

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      #3
      Really great docu-series available on Hulu called Abandoned. It's essentially a dive into different economically depressed and abandoned parts of American Society, capturing the stories from these spaces/communities, from an outsider's/skater perspective. Beautifully shot and the story telling is empathetic and entertaining.

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        #4
        I'm really bad at watching TV or even Films now, which is a shock to me considering I used to watch like, all the freaking films. Most of my watching is YouTube stuff. I have been playing newer things recently, if that counts. Finally got around to Undertale - people thought was ok a while back and it turns out they were right.
        Last edited by KimmyJ_33_1979XO; 01-14-2020, 09:36 PM.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Cheryl K View Post
          Ok, for TV, the only thing I'm really watching, aside from random Futurama and Simpsons episodes, is The Outsider on HBO. We watched the first two episodes last night and I'm hooked.
          I have been curious about that. Word on the street is it's one of the better of the (surprisingly many) recent adaptations of King's work. Though I tend to binge things, so I'll probably wait 'til it's done.

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          • Cheryl K
            Cheryl K commented
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            Have you watched Castle Rock? S1 was a letdown but I enjoyed most of S2. Tim Robbins was phenomenal.

            Edit, Lolwut, I meant to quote not comment

          #6
          Originally posted by KimmyJ_33_1979XO View Post
          I have been playing newer things recently, if that counts. Finally got around to Undertale - people thought was ok a while back and it turns out they were right.
          It does, and that's one I've been meaning to look into for some time as well. I've heard nothing but good things.
          I just started Persona 5 though, so I ought to get through that first.

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            #7
            Bookwise, nothing really honestly. Was re-reading The Dark Tower series until my video game obsession took over again and started playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey for the past two months.

            TV show-wise, I'm watching The Magicians on the regular since the new season started and will be watching Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash since Crisis on Infinite Earths ended (it ruled).

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              #8
              Round two:
              Books still the same--I don't read that quickly anymore, but I'm enjoying it. I feel like my Soviet history is not strong enough to absorb all of it, but I'm enjoying what I do catch. And I'm making my own batch of varenukha now, because that sounds delicious.

              Moviewise I've been on a run of thrillers starring Michael Douglas--Basic Instinct, Disclosure, A Perfect Murder. I dunno why, but I'm loving the whole trashy '90s, kinda-hateable vibe. Also just watched Horse Girl and not sure how I feel about that.

              On TV... keeping up with Picard, just took a dive into classic Doctor Who (hoo boy, that's gonna be a ride) and have my eye on Perpetual Grace LTD as 1) a friend of mine keeps recommending it, 2) Ben Kinglsey, Jimmi Simpson (who will always be McPoyle in my head), Luis Guzman and Jacki Weaver, and 3) it looks weird in a way I'm into. Will report back cos why not?

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                #9
                Originally posted by GesusKriest View Post
                TV show-wise, I'm watching The Magicians on the regular since the new season started
                One of my professors mentioned that's his favorite show. And my old roommate used to love the books. I take it it's worth checking out...?

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                  #10
                  For Life. The new show on ABC about Issac Wright Jr. is amazing. Seriously. Do yourself a favor and watch it.

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by Foxing Peculiar View Post

                    One of my professors mentioned that's his favorite show. And my old roommate used to love the books. I take it it's worth checking out...?
                    Yessir. Highly recommend it.

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                      #12
                      Netflix: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
                      Amazon Prime: The Young Pope

                      Book: The Once and Future King

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                        #13
                        A New Hope.

                        Just getting it out of the way for this decade.
                        all the flowers can’t be wrong

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by hikat View Post
                          A New Hope.

                          Just getting it out of the way for this decade.
                          I haven't watched the original trilogy in forever....

                          .....latest one sucked, imo. hate to say it.

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                            #15
                            Originally posted by Belteshazzar View Post

                            I haven't watched the original trilogy in forever....

                            .....latest one sucked, imo. hate to say it.
                            Still light years better than the prequels though, which was really all I was hoping for.

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