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MJMGator

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I'm probably the last person in the whole US to NOT have seen True Detective.
I watched season one... WOW.
Apparently it's the only season really worth watching.

McConaughey is incredible
Season 3 was good, but not as good as 1. Couldn’t make it through a single episode of season 2.
 

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Watched the first episode of Masters of the Air this morning--it's produced by Spielberg and Tom Hanks as a follow-up to Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

Already can tell it's going to be a good show--first episode starts off by throwing them straight into the fire and shows the nightmare that was the skies over Europe in WWII.

Just watched first 2 episodes. Good stuff other than it’s driving me crazy that Austin Butler (who I loved as Elvis) is still playing his character like Elvis in this series. I hang out a lot at The Eagle in Cambridge where many crews would drink after those missions. The RAF room still has the ceiling where squadrons, emblems and even the profile of a woman were burnt inot using lighters and candles. Looking forward to this rest of the series!

 

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Was really looking forward to Masters of the Air. While it has some great CGI I find that the characters are poorly developed, the dialogue is mostly uninteresting, and the acting isn't great either. The only way I can really get a feel for what's happening is by separately researching the 100th and the people depicted in the show.

Episode 3 was a bit better than either of the first two. I think that rather than just jumping into each episode and having the viewer try to figure out what's up, there should be a prologue narrative first which puts the upcoming events into context.

I've seen Band of Brothers half a dozen times at least, and The Pacific probably 3 times. Doesn't feel like I'll watch this one more than once so far.
 

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Was really looking forward to Masters of the Air. While it has some great CGI I find that the characters are poorly developed, the dialogue is mostly uninteresting, and the acting isn't great either. The only way I can really get a feel for what's happening is by separately researching the 100th and the people depicted in the show.

Episode 3 was a bit better than either of the first two. I think that rather than just jumping into each episode and having the viewer try to figure out what's up, there should be a prologue narrative first which puts the upcoming events into context.

I've seen Band of Brothers half a dozen times at least, and The Pacific probably 3 times. Doesn't feel like I'll watch this one more than once so far.
We started it the other night and turned it off.
 

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Was really looking forward to Masters of the Air. While it has some great CGI I find that the characters are poorly developed, the dialogue is mostly uninteresting, and the acting isn't great either. The only way I can really get a feel for what's happening is by separately researching the 100th and the people depicted in the show.

Episode 3 was a bit better than either of the first two. I think that rather than just jumping into each episode and having the viewer try to figure out what's up, there should be a prologue narrative first which puts the upcoming events into context.

I've seen Band of Brothers half a dozen times at least, and The Pacific probably 3 times. Doesn't feel like I'll watch this one more than once so far.
I'll finish it for lack of anything much better, but the first two episodes did drag, but 3 was pretty good. That being said I don't know who thought it was a good idea to have a 3 minute + intro. The first episode wouldn't let me skip it and it took forever.
 

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