What Are You Watching (TV Series, etc.)?


#1623

As an avid Amy Adams stan I saw ep. 1 of Sharp Objects. It was pretty solid. Gillian Flynn doesn’t invite a lot of confidence (I didn’t love Gone Girl at all), but Jean-Marc Vallée does, so I’m holding high hopes.


#1624

Anybody download Tubi TV app and use it?
Whether while in US or under VPN or otherwise?

It’s AVOD, or advertising VOD.
So you get the ads while watching programs, sort of like it being broadcast on TV, I’m guessing.


#1625

This looks delicious:


#1626

You’ve got very eclectic preferences for tv/film. I dig it.


#1627

How long until GOT starts again? :cry:


#1628

Too long until GOT starts.

I watched the first episode of that new Sacha Baron Cohen series. Who Is America? Very cringeworthy. I don’t want to say it’s funny… I did sit there in disbelief for a lot of it, if that counts.

He’s created 4 characters that are pretty outrageous. I don’t know if it’s 4 each episode or if he’ll reuse the same 4 in later episodes. But they took what I guess would be stereotypes and really turned them up to 11.

The only thing that actually did make me laugh was when one character introduced himself with: “I’m a cisgender white heterosexual male. For which I apologize.”

It ended with a series of politicians and gun-rights activists helping him to create a pro-gun video for toddlers. At one point he actually says to one of them that his son was involved in the project (“may he rest in peace”).

I’m surprised nobody figured out they were being trolled. I suspect Bernie Sanders had an inkling by the way he was looking at the guy when he proposed this really inane plan to move the 99% into the 1%. Otherwise they just went along with. Like the art gallery owner who gave him her some of her own pubes for a project.

I may keep it up but I don’t know if I can stomach it, to be honest.


#1629

Is it on Netflix?


#1630

Nah, it’s a Showtime thing. So the only way to see it at the moment is by way of Hulu through a VPN and subscription (or Torrents).


#1631

I actually thought the Israeli character was pretty funny, if a little too far over the top. I can only take Cohen’s stuff in small doses though, so I don’t see myself watching every episode.


#1632

So it didn’t elevate your level of Pheromone Blink-182 for your guys? Something might have blocked your Cardi B Neural Pathways…:thinking:


#1633

Sounds pretty hokey. He’s done it already, and epically IMHO, so not really feeling the need to see it again. Sorry not to see him branching out more, though I guess he tried.


#1634

Kind of agree with this. He’s a pretty good actor and very quick witted. This whole thing seems a bit like a re-tread when he could be doing something new. Really, it’s not all that different from Borat.

Then again, I think the gun safety video they did was totally worth it.

But like the good Dr_ above said, best in small doses.


#1635

Somewhat, but more Ali G. You watch the HBO show?


#1636

Not religiously but I did watch it. I guess the sit-down interviews are Ali G-esque; the dinner he had with that one couple was more like Borat. That and the art gallery bit reminded me of when Borat made a scene when invited to that Southern couple’s house.

Ali G is better. It’s more lighthearted. This “Who is America?” thing seemed a bit mean-spirited at times.


#1637

Ok, I still haven’t watched it. Hmm meanspirited doesn’t sound good.


#1638

Vulture have a recap which gives you a general idea of what goes on. When I say mean-spirited, I felt mostly sorry for the Jane Page Thompson lady and her husband, though the husband does put a good cap on the conversation.

Also, Christy Cones, the art gallery lady. I think that may have been an act. I choose to believe she was in on it because the alternative is… huh. Why’d she give some random poop artist her pubes?

The gun stuff… I think they’re a bit sincere. I just find it disturbing more than anything.


#1639

Apparently, Cohen’s shtick doesn’t always work.