Following Amazon Prime Recommendations Page 25

  • monkehhh 9 Aug 2019 09:39:08 5,126 posts
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    The Boys is great.. Prime Video now supporting Chromecast is probably the only reason I checked it out.
  • mrpon 9 Aug 2019 09:41:42 35,330 posts
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    Ep5 "diabolical!" loved it :D
  • MrFlay 9 Aug 2019 10:14:34 4,068 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Just finished The Boys too. Really quite gutted it's finished, best show I've watched for a long time.
    I'm savouring it. One episode a day.
  • MrFlay 9 Aug 2019 10:17:34 4,068 posts
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    Fleabag is awesome. So very awkward and funny. The main actress is phenomenal.
  • neems 9 Aug 2019 10:54:11 4,613 posts
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    MrFlay wrote:
    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Garth Ennis going over the top?!? Well I never.
    glol
    Yeah yeah, yuk it up comic book nerds. Some of us are too busy doing manly pastimes like playing video games to know stuff about things.
  • ChiefGB 9 Aug 2019 11:05:16 11,086 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    That could be great. Googling it there shows that the film has 27% on Rotten Tomatoes. What the fuck.
    I went to see it at the cinema having known nothing about it. I canít remember anything about it but remember thinking it was the worst film Iíd seen at the cinema up until then.
    I have been curious to revisit though going on itís cult status. But Iíve a hunch I still wonít like it.
  • spindle9988 9 Aug 2019 12:13:26 4,922 posts
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    I liked the boys so decided to read the comics. I'm on issue 13 and they are fucking mental.
  • MrFlay 9 Aug 2019 13:14:24 4,068 posts
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    Garth Ennis is out there, for sure.
  • THFourteen 9 Aug 2019 16:45:35 52,591 posts
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    Just finished Season 5 of Bosch. Not sure i'd "recommend" it to everyone, but for those who like US police dramas, i really enjoy it.
  • Dougs 9 Aug 2019 18:07:27 89,926 posts
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    I love it too. Love the books so it took me a while to get used to Welliver but I've got my head around it now
  • AaronTurner 9 Aug 2019 21:15:45 11,061 posts
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    Just watched the first episode of The Boys. Fuck me, theyíve actually pulled this off. I was momentarily confused by Simon Pegg being in it as a different character, but aside from Peggís and Urbanís dodgy accents theyíve really done it.
  • MysteryLamb 13 Aug 2019 15:38:56 574 posts
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    The trailer for Carnival Row looks pretty interesting.
  • FWB 13 Aug 2019 15:40:31 56,156 posts
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    Ahh here is the right thread.

    This Is Football. Messi and Iceland episodes are good.
  • robthehermit 13 Aug 2019 16:43:03 7,414 posts
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    The Lost Room is well worth a watch.
  • Mola_Ram 15 Aug 2019 05:30:36 20,831 posts
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    In "oh yeah, I forgot they were doing that" news, the major roles in Amazon's Wheel of Time adaptation have been cast.

    https://news.avclub.com/amazon-rounds-up-a-bunch-of-fresh-faced-beautiful-peas-1837259055

    The Nynaeve actress looks like she could have a suitably-long braid to tug at regularly. So that's a plus.
  • Dougs 15 Aug 2019 05:49:34 89,926 posts
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    I started reading the books, in a hankering for something vaguely like GoT. Do they improve? Could barely get past the first few chapters, really dull writing.
  • Mola_Ram 15 Aug 2019 06:14:49 20,831 posts
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    The first four or so books are great, particularly the second one. Then from about book six, they are padding followed by more padding. Then Robert Jordan died, and Brandon Sanderson wrote the last two (or three, I forget). It feels a bit wrong to say it, but those are much better.

    So if you want to read the thing, my advice would be to read the first few, and keep going until you start feeling the padding kicking in. Then read summaries up until about book 11, and start again from there.

    Honestly I think it's something that could easily be improved with a TV adaptation. They could even dial down on the sexist undertones (and overtones) of the novels.
  • nickthegun 15 Aug 2019 06:50:14 78,318 posts
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    Oddly, my friend gave me exactly the same advice. He's a big reader and always tries to get me to start these when I'm looking for a new book, but it feels like trying to get into a 24 episode a season TV show that's 8 seasons deep.

    He's also a *big* Brandon Sanderson fan. I've only read the one with the magic zombies, but it was pretty good.

    Edited by nickthegun at 06:52:19 15-08-2019
  • Mola_Ram 15 Aug 2019 06:55:00 20,831 posts
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    Sanderson is a pretty great fantasy author. Mistborn is worth a read, it's good fun.
  • Dougs 15 Aug 2019 07:13:54 89,926 posts
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    I'll give it another go and at least let the characters develop
  • THFourteen 15 Aug 2019 07:26:03 52,591 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    The first four or so books are great, particularly the second one. Then from about book six, they are padding followed by more padding. Then Robert Jordan died, and Brandon Sanderson wrote the last two (or three, I forget). It feels a bit wrong to say it, but those are much better.

    So if you want to read the thing, my advice would be to read the first few, and keep going until you start feeling the padding kicking in. Then read summaries up until about book 11, and start again from there.

    Honestly I think it's something that could easily be improved with a TV adaptation. They could even dial down on the sexist undertones (and overtones) of the novels.
    I ageee with all of this. Although I would stop reading after the first two books. And Brandon Sanderson is fantastic.

    Edited by THFourteen at 07:53:56 15-08-2019
  • THFourteen 15 Aug 2019 07:32:15 52,591 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    I started reading the books, in a hankering for something vaguely like GoT. Do they improve? Could barely get past the first few chapters, really dull writing.
    Think the main problem is that you liked the politics and interaction between houses in GOT more than the actual fantasy setting. Most standard fantasy tends to center around the main character, and not so much kingdom to kingdom interaction....

    Better than Wheel of Time Iíd say the Terry Goodkind series, Mistborn is a good shout, Michel J Sullivan series I really enjoyed, there are the old school things like David Gemmell or David Eddings. But I donít think any of those give you what you are after.
  • Dougs 15 Aug 2019 07:35:17 89,926 posts
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    Hmm, you are right. That's exactly what I liked about GoT. Fantasy generally doesn't float my boat but happy to give it a go if there's more to it that magic and wizards and stuff.
  • adamasunder12 15 Aug 2019 07:44:15 464 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Oddly, my friend gave me exactly the same advice. He's a big reader and always tries to get me to start these when I'm looking for a new book, but it feels like trying to get into a 24 episode a season TV show that's 8 seasons deep.

    He's also a *big* Brandon Sanderson fan. I've only read the one with the magic zombies, but it was pretty good.
    Exact same for me. Mate always encouraged me to read them being a big reader yet I could never get past 5 as it just started feeling like it was grinding.

    Will look to the TV adaptation to finish the story of Rand et al
  • cov 15 Aug 2019 08:10:57 1,942 posts
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    Go with joe abercrombie rather than the old school fantasy guys.
  • Mola_Ram 15 Aug 2019 08:44:11 20,831 posts
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    Wheel of Time has reasonably heavy political intrigue, though it's not really on the level of Game of Thrones in that aspect. The fantasy elements are much stronger.

    It's definitely closer to old-school fantasy, including some unfortunate retrograde sexism. But the "hero's journey" aspect of it is subverted at many points, which is nice.
  • speedofthepuma 15 Aug 2019 08:46:24 13,428 posts
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    I gave up on Wheel of Time around book 3 or 4. Love Brandon Sanderson though.

    Is there enough on Prime apart from the Boys to be worth getting?
  • Derblington 15 Aug 2019 09:01:35 31,801 posts
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    That depends on what you like to watch.
  • robthehermit 15 Aug 2019 09:12:25 7,414 posts
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    @speedofthepuma Your best bet is to go through and make a list of things you want to watch, estimate how long it will take and see if you can get away with a 30 day trial.
  • Some_Goats 15 Aug 2019 10:27:01 114 posts
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    Yeah The Boys is fantastic.
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