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  1. numbnut

    Dating Around

    I finally watched the rest of the eps, and she definitely was a (bad) highlight. I think she defensively points out her flaws ("I want to be fat") before her dates beat her to it. Another dude (the one with the curly mustache) was eating like he hadn't had a meal in a week.
  2. numbnut

    Dating Around

    I've only seen the Gurki ep. Justin. Yikes. Such an entitled douche. Who loudly berates a first date about their life choices? He actually thinks he represents New Yorkers 🙄 but we eat guys like this for breakfast. Manny was a sweetheart but Gurki wasn't into it. Gurki and Jay seemed to have nice chemistry.
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    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

    Totally agree about the ball drop. I hope the new show stars someone on the same level as Eva Green.
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    S01.E05: Living with the Enemy

    Finally got around to watching this but I'm midway through this ep and can't go any further. There's way too much Gossip Girl (it's mind-numbing) and not enough American Psycho.
  5. I guess this is the only place to post this. Showtime has ordered a new installment of the drama series “Penny Dreadful.” “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” is set in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension.
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    Narcos

    I didn't know this season was going to be Kiki Camarena's story. I've already seen a biopic about him but it was so long ago that I'm hoping the show will seem fresh.
  7. numbnut

    Homecoming

    Yeah, I can see that too, but that "follow the mail" POV sequence was lifted directly from Fincher's Zodiac.
  8. numbnut

    Homecoming

    Thanks for clarifying. That didn't come through for me in the nonlinear storytelling. I also saw it as romantic connection on both sides, especially as the story highlighted Heidi's breakup with Dermot Mulroney's character (love the "My Best Friend's Wedding" reunion, btw). Whatever was lacking in that love relationship, Heidi found in Cruz but her somewhat happy ending felt unearned as the writers didn't clarify and explore what exactly Heidi needed on an emotional level in a new partner.
  9. numbnut

    Homecoming

    I got through it, thanks to the short episode length (as someone mentioned earlier). I like the classic 70s conspiracy premise but it creates predictability. The foundation of the story (Heidi's truth) remains vague. Why did Heidi believe the medication was beneficial when she was hired by Colin? What emotional need was unfulfilled in her love life before she meets Cruz? It also would have been nice if the story included war scenarios (like the soldiers having memory issues when they return to combat) as that's the reason for the medication, but I guess too much of the budget was spent on securing old music.
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    Homecoming

    Thanks, QQQQ. Most filmmakers use established film scores in post-production but only as a tonal guide before creating new music. I wish Esmail put more time into creating original moments instead of "aping" (at least, he admits it) everything he's ever seen or heard in a movie. It's like he was raised as a shut-in at Blockbuster.
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    Homecoming

    Heidi's discovery of the truth was dramatic (aided by music courtesy of John Carpenter's The Thing) but I'm not clear on her knowledge of the medication and Geist when she agreed to work with them. Also why doesn't she have any friends?
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    Homecoming

    And we open with more DePalma music. The prank stuff seems like it was written for a different show. Why is Cruz no longer worried about Shrier? Is that due to the drug treatment?
  13. numbnut

    Homecoming

    Ugh. More lifts from DePalma and Fincher. Esmail is shameless. Speaking of Shameless, Jeremy Allan White is always great. I hope his character isn't gone for good. Cruz's therapy session was very Manchurian Candidate.
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    Homecoming

    Still hanging in despite being distracted by Esmail's penchant for reusing movie scores (Capricorn One) and aping Fincher shots. Storywise, I'm into the conspiracy hunt and the fates of Cruz and Shrier. Heidi is more interesting now that she recognizes her amnesia. I can do without Bobby Cannavale.
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    Homecoming

    I'm 10 minutes in and can't focus on the story. I'm distracted by the camera antics and the immediately recognizable music from Dressed to Kill and Marathon Man. I forgot that this is a project by Sam Esmail, a guy who's never seen a movie moment that he doesn't want to replicate. *sigh* I want to see Julia so I'll try to finish the ep.
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