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Is there a website that shows you if a tv show got cancelled and ended on a cliffhanger?
So sick of starting a show and in the end finding out it was cancelled on a cliffhanger.
HBO and Netflix are extreme in that department!
 
Has anyone started watching Domino Day on iPlayer? It’s a British witchy drama that has been heavily compared to Buffy and stars Missy from Ackley Bridge.
Watched the first episode on iPlayer, it was decent but hasn't thoroughly gripped me as much as the pilot episode of Buffy did, or even the first episode of Switch (the ITV2 witch drama with Phoebe Fox in that only lasted one season).
 
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The Curse is fucking eating me up bad. There are so many scenes that are constantly playing in the background of my mental dialog now. There's a way it skewers the fundamental eerieness of the put-on-ness of today's social media juxtaposed with how empty and weird everything feels I just... life! And I'm basically Dougie and Asher so that's wild to see.

Still feeling reverberations of embarrassment from the very end of episode 4 with Asher in the corporate comedy class OOF. I had a very similar experience in my freshman orientation of college and it kinda traumatized me so, again, rough.
 
I just rewatched the pilot of Alias and recently watched a couple of Lost episodes again. I really wonder what happened. Those shows used to be so high quality and they were able to produce 22 episodes a year, and now we‘re stuck with 8 episode seasons every 2 years and.. yes, sometimes the quality is better but more often it is not. And it‘s going to be an issue because these shows producing a ton of episodes are the backbone of streaming (Suits etc.) and they don‘t have a viable way to be produced anymore. Because let‘s be honest, the only shows that produce so many episodes a year nowadays are garbage because network TV has just given up on high quality..
 
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Anyone watching Prime Video's Expats? It stars Nicole Kidman and is directed by Lulu Wang who did The Farewell. I'm enjoying it so far, it is a bit slow but worth it.

This! This is the one I keep eyeing as next up to watch. Thanks for the reminder. There's the rest of my week sorted. Oh god it is only Monday omg.

We finished The Curse tonight, and my mom and I had an absolute blast with that finale. They done good. And I'm delighted with the little ponderings I'm left with now. I have ideas, but so much is still in-processing. Am I still hung up on fresh-shaved turkey? Maybe so.

Dougie's lil moment at the very end with the having a breakdown crying from the whole "Asher go bye-bye in sky" thing finally breaking the dam on his overwhelming guilt-ridden despair that has been slowly brewing in him for eons, presumably... fuck.

Get Ina Garten for season 2.
 
Reminds me, I must see if a really HQ copy of Belinda Carlisle's "In my wildest dreams" (from the Mannequin soundtrack) is out there.
 
… How are more people not talking about Expats? Aside from being the best TV role Nicole Kidman has had this side of Big Little Lies, it’s probably the most expensive piece of prestige drama Amazon’s invested in since Homecoming, maybe? (I’m not counting that LOTR prequel.)

I mean, the most recent episode was basically a full-length movie. And it was good! Using the umbrella protests as a grounding for the episode was really smart and made the setting a lot more justified. Not really sure how they’ll wrap this up in one more episode, but looking forward to it.
 
Honestly I'm waiting for the series finale to see how I truly feel about Expats. The latest episode was a bit predictable and very "rich people bad!!" which Hollywood kinda overdid since Parasite.
 
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Anyone watching Prime Video's Hazbin Hotel? It's an animated musical show about "Charlie Morningstar, the Princess of Hell, and her goal to open a hotel to help rehabilitate Sinners, with the aim of teaching them to be better people, have them redeemed and able to enter Heaven."
A pilot was first released on youtube (it has 100million fucking views as of today) and bought by A24. The music is really good and the show is fantastic. I'm surprised at how big it is and yet it seems like people aren't talking about it enough. One of the songs from the show is even #1 on the Bubbling Under chart.
 
I stopped Expats halfway through the third episode. I wanted a moody thriller set in Hong Kong and it felt more like one of these Big Little Lies copycats.
 
Honestly I'm waiting for the series finale to see how I truly feel about Expats. The latest episode was a bit predictable and very "rich people bad!!" which Hollywood kinda overdid since Parasite.
I don’t feel this way at all. I think a difference is that this is showing (particularly with Hilary) how there’s an attempt to do the right things, but an utter lack of comprehension about the real implications of their behavior and whims. So it’s not really casting these people in a one-dimensional “Rich people bad!” light. Even Margaret, you see how she thinks she’s doing the right thing while interacting with Essie, but is just clueless about the choice she’s forcing her into.

I’m not gonna claim this show is perfect, because it’s not, but I think it’s worth watching and feels more substantive than a lot of shows I see streamers putting out lately.
 
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Watching Criminal Record on Apple TV+ with Cush Jumbo and Peter Capaldi. It’s good; kept my attention. Pretty standard police drama so far, with hints of racism/sexism/ageism which will probably become more apparent.
 
Watching Criminal Record on Apple TV+ with Cush Jumbo and Peter Capaldi. It’s good; kept my attention. Pretty standard police drama so far, with hints of racism/sexism/ageism which will probably become more apparent.
I finished this on Friday, it was really good. Some episodes felt a bit dragged out but overall I really enjoyed it.
 
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