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Omar

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That 90’s Show- meh. The show would be better if they picked up with the original cast, the teen actors blow and their scenes are cringey.
 

Crusaders

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Well, I had to sit through 2 seasons of Single's Inferno. Basically Korean Too Hot to Handle but with people who are seemingly not a hot mess. I don't know enough about Korean culture to know for sure, but it definitely seems like they're a more well adjusted people.
 

CatAlum

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Yeah, I echo this loudly.

Found the show scrolling my hulu free trial and searched for a mention. Bob had before but cryptic.

Words are fast, I had to use the subtitles to follow.
Agree on The Bear. The tone of the whole thing is very unique...can't really describe it. It "feels" extremely authentic. I enjoyed it a lot
 

eastisbest

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Agree on The Bear. The tone of the whole thing is very unique...can't really describe it. It "feels" extremely authentic. I enjoyed it a lot
As much as I enjoyed first season, the indication that they're going full on foo-foo restaurant kind of take away the "for the people" vibe. I enjoyed first season. Cuz is right. They have a customer base and they're the ones that serve that base. They change to something new completely, the normals lose.
 

CatAlum

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As much as I enjoyed first season, the indication that they're going full on foo-foo restaurant kind of take away the "for the people" vibe. I enjoyed first season. Cuz is right. They have a customer base and they're the ones that serve that base. They change to something new completely, the normals lose.
The way season 1 ended, I did comment to the missus that I thought a 2nd season would be particularly challenging. If the restaurant going upscale, they almost need a new cast. Cuz can’t work in a nice restaurant.
 

LCL

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Bad Batch
Star Wars: Resistance, not a big fan of the sequels, but giving it a go. Basically about a Resistance spy Poe sends to an outspost to look for First Order activity. Written by Dave Filoni (Mandalorian, Clone Wars, Rebels, Bad Batch) so I thought I'd give it a try in between new Bad Batch episodes.
 

LCL

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The Incredible Dr. Pol...things I've learned so far:

1. I don't want his job, at all
2. I don't know how cows even exist
3. If your kid says they want a pony, tell 'em to watch this and see if it changes your mind.
4. The word "castrate" is thrown around way too loosely
5. The word "prolapse" is a dirty word

Other than that, the old dude is pretty smart and good at his job.
 

Auggie

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Yeah, I echo this loudly.

Found the show scrolling my hulu free trial and searched for a mention. Bob had before but cryptic.

Words are fast, I had to use the subtitles to follow.
The wife is very frustrated by the current situation with regards to being able to understand dialogue in a film. This is a decent vid on the subject:

 

CatAlum

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Monty Python…Almost the Truth (Netflix)

Six episode documentary…50 minutes each. If you’re a fan, it’s a must. From the TV show’s genesis, to the movies to Spamalot. Probably could have condensed it, kept the good stuff, shorten the making of “Grail”, and made it four episodes, but, overall, worth it.
 

Yappi

Go Buckeyes
The wife is very frustrated by the current situation with regards to being able to understand dialogue in a film. This is a decent vid on the subject:

Makes some sense. But those same problems apply to TV shows. I watch almost everything with subtitles. When I happen to turn on a show without subtitles, it basically tells how good the sound is by how long I watch before I realize the CC isn't on yet.

Another feature that I really like about CC is that there are inaudible sounds that they print on the screen. Things that a regular viewer will have no idea what is being said and sometimes it really adds to the show.

The worst part of CC is getting ahead of the dialogue. I usually know if the defendant in L&O is guilty or not guilty before any of the attorneys...
 

CatAlum

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The wife is very frustrated by the current situation with regards to being able to understand dialogue in a film. This is a decent vid on the subject:

Interesting…educational.

But, the bottom line seems to be it‘s a big F You to the consumer. The whole situation is explained but better sound seems fixable…like Bartleby, they’d prefer not to.

We assumed it was, primarily, our failing hearing as we age. I’m sure that’s a part, though it seems to be a small part.

And, FWIW, I challenge any American to watch…and understand, the dialogue in Derry Girls without subtitles.
 

eastisbest

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Interesting…educational.



And, FWIW, I challenge any American to watch…and understand, the dialogue in Derry Girls without subtitles.
I know right? Same problem with Das Boot. Stupid furoners can't speak proper 'merican.

As for failing hearing, part of the issue goes to what they're saying in the vid. It's not the amplitude, it's the frequency. Males particularly lose abilities to hear and perceive in the higher frequencies. That's why it's so hard to pay attention to wives and kids. It's not our fault. It's nature's blessing.
 

LCL

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Makes some sense. But those same problems apply to TV shows. I watch almost everything with subtitles. When I happen to turn on a show without subtitles, it basically tells how good the sound is by how long I watch before I realize the CC isn't on yet.

Another feature that I really like about CC is that there are inaudible sounds that they print on the screen. Things that a regular viewer will have no idea what is being said and sometimes it really adds to the show.

The worst part of CC is getting ahead of the dialogue. I usually know if the defendant in L&O is guilty or not guilty before any of the attorneys...
 

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EagleGuy

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I thought it was just me, especially when I watch a movie on my laptop, which has great sound for music btw. Good to know.

I've always thought watching with closed captions would be annoying - much like the bottom screen crawler during sports. Will check out.
 

Crusaders

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Thought everyone was too rotten to enjoy…as a criminal lawyer, I’m expert on rotten
Well written characters don’t necessarily need to be top notch citizens. Each storyline was well done and there was no bloat or wasted screentime. All around well done
 

CatAlum

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Well written characters don’t necessarily need to be top notch citizens. Each storyline was well done and there was no bloat or wasted screentime. All around well done
Your opinion is noted. Valid…as is mine. Entertainment…to be enjoyed. I didn’t…
 

PantherProud

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Started the new reality show "The Traitors" last night. Not sure how I feel about it yet. I love the concept, but not so much the contestants. Most of them are people from previous reality shows desperately trying to hang on to their 15 minutes of fame, along with some "normal" people mixed in.

So it's 20 people in a Scottish mansion. The show is kind of like Clue meets Survivor. They have challenges each episode, but those are really just for the contestants to interact and earn money for the end. In the first episode, the show assigned 3 of the 20 as "The Traitors". Each episode the group of 20 (or however many are left that episode) sit at a table and vote someone off (banish) that they think is one of the 3 traitors. Also each episode, the actual traitors get to "murder" someone. It can be someone they see as a threat, someone they think is on to them, any reason they want. So 2 people kicked off each episode.

Then I assume at the end, last man standing wins the $125,000. Or I guess if all the traitors are outed, the remaining people split the money?
 
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