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Cory said:rkcrawf said:I was never uninterested in Ep3, but I found myself saying "nothing happened" by the end. I think it is one of those set-up episodes where the chess pieces move into the place.
I am still loving the visuals and the mystery box. I'd like to get a better idea of where this is going, as it is taking awhile to unfold.
We leaned how the "Cycle of Brothers" works, something i was curious about. I'. sure that will be important in the future
The Many Saints of Newark
Tony Soprano has a quote from the show that goes, "'Remember when..." is the lowest form of conversation. Reminiscing can be fun and heartwarming, but there is a certain laziness to it. I hate sitting at reunions and talking about "that one time at band camp." Anyway, the movie reminded me of that quote. I enjoyed it, laughed, appreciated the fan service Easter eggs, and liked revisiting the characters, but I didn't think much of it as a movie. The pacing was a bit weird, the plot and new characters did not have time to develop, and I honestly wanted to see more about the Newark riots (looking for documentaries now).
It's basically a reunion/prequel, like Han Solo or El Camino. It didn't need to happen, doesn't live up to the quality of the material before it, but it still was worth the watch. Sopranos fans should think of it like a class reunion, IMO.
Ok. I’ve kinda changed my mind. After seeing the 2nd half of a super long E1 and all of Ep2, I’m in. The first half of E1 is maybe intentionally disjointed and very slow. But things get moving later in the main action scenes that hit a bit too close to home for me, but we’re very well done. All the machinations come out, and things get rolling.I see the parallels with The Expanse, and Im in.
On part 3 of my mega-FX binge for Justified, The Shield, and Sons of Anarchy. I'm on S4 of Sons of Anarchy. I liked the first two seasons a lot. I'm still entertained (esp by the finale of S3), but there is a pattern of characters lying/concealing things to create drama when the honesty obviously would work better. I know it happens on a lot of shows, but it keeps happening with the same 4 characters on Sons. Otherwise, it's a very good show, but not in the same league as The Shield and Justified. I do love that actors from all 3 shows plus Deadwood and Lost seem to pop up!