His Dark Materials
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Overrated and overly drawn out. The "twists" are not surprising and what you think happened, is in fact what happened. Never have CIA conspiracies been this dull and predictable.
i dont understand why this is is getting such a positive response. I love the duplass brothers and a mini-docu-series about a cult definitely sounded interesting. While it was well assembled, it ultimately felt more like an extended dateline special than the level of documentary that it has been promoted as. twists of what was coming and references to jonestown seemed to foreshadow a climatic last act, only for the series to sputter to an end. While interesting as a work of nonfiction, i ultimately walked away asking "why should I care about this?" It also felt as though in trying to be objective, it was difficult to decide whether you were for or against the Rashneeshee, but this was to the point that it lead me to indifference. I wouldn't personally recommend. (sorry for the all caps, rotten Tomatoes is only letting me write this way today for reasons i don't know!)
What if ET was a horror movie? Or incorporated the plots of some other Spielberg classics, such as Jaws, Close Encounters, The Goonies, The Poltergeist? And then tossed in some Steven King references, both sentimental favorites like Stand by Me and the Green Mile along with his definitive horror films? Add to that some Dungeons and Dragons references, 80s nostalgia up the wazoo, and a solid cast of new characters, that may be reminiscent of ones we've seen before, but are truly their own, and you've got Stranger Things. A great soundtrack of synth and 80s standards rounds out the creepy vintage feel of this series. You wont be able to stop watching until you finish all 8 episodes, and you'll be left craving more.
Season 1 of Catastrophe is my all time favorite comedy series. I don't tend to re-watch comedies, thinking they're not as funny on the second go around, but I never fail to laugh out loud repeatedly in each episode. The show manages to be edgy and dark while still bringing a lot of heart and characters you care about despite (or because of) their crazy antics.
I have never felt a stronger connection to a show. While having a supernatural premise, it gets to the heart of grief and loss. Is there a right way to deal with loss? Is there a right way to move on? And should we?