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    Why is it called earth, when it is mostly water???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Hustlin View Post
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    season 2 of 1899 cancelled 8(
    netflix really sucks when it comes to renewing shows
    I'm pretty sure they have some kind of metrics at work to determine what to do. But for the casual outside observer and customer, their decision making looks quite random.
    Can not remember where i read it but Netflix does this: They give a show X days and they count the views. The quicker it goes downhill the more reason not to re-new. After X days they stop counting. Many people will hold off watching a show untill season is done so they can binge it on a weekend. Netflix does not count those views.

    Dont watch quick enough you are not in the metrics of 'succes'.

    This is wrong largely wrong. Netflix's metric for continuing a show is weighting the overall hours of viewership against the # of viewers who complete the entire series/season.

    Having 100 million hours of viewership in the first week sounds like a great hit, but if underneath that 90% of viewers dropped the series after episode two, your show is actually a failure. This is was what happened with 1899.
    I am just saying what the streaming expert wrote, it was all completely new to me and in Dutch. I will put in some effort to find the article now.
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    Just finished watching the second season of "Warrior nun" which follows the slightly ridiculous plot of the first through other picturesque parts of Spain, continuing to be pretty cool Euro-Nun-Murder stuffed full of silliness.
    Can recommend if you want some light-hearted fun. Avoid if you hate fun, of course.
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    boob armor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
    boob armor!
    greek hoplite armour has bigger boobs than that m8

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    Also that didn't sound like abloo bloo to me, PM me and we can agree on a meeting spot and settle this with queensberry rules, that's a serious offer btw. I've been a member of this community since 2005 and i've never met a more toxic individual.

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    The Last of Us renewed for Season 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by VARRAKK View Post
    The Last of Us renewed for Season 2
    Good and RIP Anna Torv, nice surprise to see her again on screen after so many years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jori McKie View Post
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    The Last of Us renewed for Season 2
    Good and RIP Anna Torv, nice surprise to see her again on screen after so many years.
    Seeing her made me start watching Fringe again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armyofme View Post
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    The Last of Us renewed for Season 2
    Good and RIP Anna Torv, nice surprise to see her again on screen after so many years.
    Seeing her made me start watching Fringe again
    So that's where I recognized her from. Was struggling so hard to place her.
    Why is it called earth, when it is mostly water???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Jiensai View Post
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    It's more the BBC model. Which is only frustrating when every single episode is so good it leaves you want more.
    The School Family Reunion episode was pretty awful tbh. The rest is really great.
    I need some smart people write articles about why Wednessday was/is so successfull. I loved watching it with the kids, and even a second time in english.
    It is clearly special somehow, and I would be the first to tell you to watch it, but I really cannot put my finger on why.

    Is it the chemestry of the cast? I didn't even like the casting of the parents for example. I found them somewhere between not cringe and not cringe enough to be good again.

    Is it the athmosphere that is somewhere between spooky and family friendly, cossing the border *just enough*?

    Why do I like this show? why do millions of people like this show to give it these hours-viewed numbers?

    Please send help. Preferrably in the format of a 3 hour long video essay by Jenny Nicholson. or a web article works as well
    After realizing - thanks to this threat, that Wednesday is an Addams Family spinoff, I watched it and can only join the choir of praise. When it first showed up on Netflix from its brief description, I thought this was some typical teen-in-boarding-school series. So I didn't even bother to look at it further.

    Dee makes valid points, at least when it comes to how I feel about it. It's somehow surprisingly good though a lot of the characters, when looking at them in isolation, feel terrible (or actors lacking acting skills). Xavier, for example. Or that stereotypical "sum sum" nerd. It even didn't bother me that I could foresee who's the villain pretty early on.

    Looking forward to the second season.

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    The two shows that I'm watching 'live' right now are so good. If you aren't watching Happy Valley and The Last of Us, you are missing out.

    Bring tissues, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckduck View Post
    ...The Last of Us, you are missing out.
    It continues to be absolutely brilliant!
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    spoilers bellow


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    I remember a Community thread 10 years ago, but couldn't find it. My wife and I have been watching Community as our gym show, amusing, not that big a deal if you miss some. We are finally on Season 5, and came up to Advanced Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, they referenced a prior D&D episode, we weren't sure if we remembered it. Further research revealed that Netflix pulled the episode from streaming, due to Chang blackfacing as a Drow. We felt dismayed at the state of the world, and ordered the episode on DVD (yes, I do Netflix DVD still for stuff I don't have on streaming). This has been a TV moment with Dorvil.
    "Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win." - Zhuge Liang


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    Wow, that's ridiculous. That was an amazing episode.

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    The latest DnD 5E source books have begun the process of separating character's race and attributes.

    Because we can't have clever, dextrous, good elves or stupid, strong and evil orcs. That's racism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tulip View Post
    The latest DnD 5E source books have begun the process of separating character's race and attributes.

    Because we can't have clever, dextrous, good elves or stupid, strong and evil orcs. That's racism.
    Actually as a player and GM I love that change, as it opens up so many more concepts and means the players aren't just picking the same few races with the perfect statlines each and every time. The races still have their identity and fluff completely intact, it is just easier to choose one you like as you aren't that hampered by the game mechanics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorvil Barranis View Post
    I remember a Community thread 10 years ago, but couldn't find it. My wife and I have been watching Community as our gym show, amusing, not that big a deal if you miss some. We are finally on Season 5, and came up to Advanced Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, they referenced a prior D&D episode, we weren't sure if we remembered it. Further research revealed that Netflix pulled the episode from streaming, due to Chang blackfacing as a Drow. We felt dismayed at the state of the world, and ordered the episode on DVD (yes, I do Netflix DVD still for stuff I don't have on streaming). This has been a TV moment with Dorvil.
    Funny, I too did a re-watch recently (mostly as background noise tbh, just watched the best ones/parts). And I might be mixing this up but afaik it wasnt NetFlix that pulled it, it was Dan Harmon himself. It still a ridiculous over reaction tho.
    And he is not alone, Always Sunny pulled several eps from streaming as well, they talk about it in their pod. Arguably those eps were more "problematic" but I still think it was just as dumb.

    In other Community related stuff, last watch I found even more Easter eggs of references that havent hit until now (or I just didnt get it before :P ) as they basically hint of things outside the show that had not happened yet!
    Most notably is Abed in last episode when he reveals he is leaving;

    "I got a job as a PA on a Fox show, it's in a video game studio.
    It's like 30 Rock, meets IT Crowd, meets, well me, I'm growin' up."


    That is basically him saying he will go join Mythic Quest. 5 years before it airs.
    So thats either incredibly meta or just an amazing coincidence. Either way, brilliant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorvil Barranis View Post
    yes, I do Netflix DVD still for stuff I don't have on streaming
    I had an account pre-pandemic but 1/4 of the discs would arrive cracked and eventually my entire queue was "currently unavailable".

    I wonder if any better alternatives exist at this point.

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    Probably not. I used to subscribe to Greencine, they had an amazing catalogue of arthouse and foreign films that Netflix didn't carry. I suspect it was subsidized by its sister business in porn distribution lol. Anyway, that company is long gone by now.

    For streaming, maybe try Kanopy or Mubi.

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