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  • Finished the first six just now. Keep in mind that I never watched the cartoon, blasphemous as that might be in our little group, and while I did watch the Fox TV series with Puddy back in the day, I have only a peripheral knowledge of the character…
  • Totally fair. I think that divide is reasonable for folks who are passionate about source material. There are entire subreddits, I'm sure, on how difficult it is to enjoy "Game of Thrones" the TV show because it's so vastly different from the books.…
  • Two episodes in. So far I'm enjoying it!
  • I've heard lots of good things, though most everyone has some element about it that they wish was done better, so you're not alone. Haven't seen it, but did just finish re-reading the book so I'm excited. And the guy behind the podcast "How Is This…
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  • Ugh, it spiraled out of even close relation to the book.  I can't see how it will remotely stay faithful. Does it *have to* be completely faithful to the book in order for you to enjoy it? Asking because I agree with you that sometimes movie/TV adap…
  • And here's what I've read recently: "The Case Against Sugar" by Gary Taubes (B+): Solid review of issues related to the "western diet" and the outrageous spike in type-2 diabetes and other pervasive ailments, specifically the role of sugar in those …
  • This is next on my list to watch so I can cancel Starz until they air the next season. If all goes well I should be able to watch this in the next week. I'll keep you posted. Did you guys finish the first season?
  • And when I can sit down at a computer, I need to let you know what I read the first six months of the year because there are some real gems in there. Of the 100 or so books I've read since starting at the clinic, I'd say at least 1/3 of them are "mu…
  • What are you reading? Been awhile. Read a handful of books through the beginning of summer but then got bogged down with podcasts. I'm currently re-reading "It" by Stephen King, in advance of the movie. I read it the first time when I was a freshm…
  • As good as Iron Fist? :-) It's on my backlog as well. Now that I've blown through "Rick and Morty," which amuses me in its own childish way, I've still got a lot to get through (in no particular order): American GodsPreacher, Season 2Black MirrorOza…
  • The podcasters are good and I enjoy it, but they tend to sound like homers for the show. They're all, "Yeah, I could see why this would annoy people, but in our opinion everything is great!" The season was good, and I agree with Aron that it's proba…
  • I have the first book at the top of my wish list on Audible when my next credits hit my account on May 4. I have a couple other books I'm chewing through first (second book in the "Bobiverse" series just dropped today, and the fourth "Wizard 2.0" bo…
  • A lot of buzz about this show recently. Mostly because it appears to be on track to suffer Farscape's fate (excellent show, critically acclaimed, solid fan boy following, not enough ratings) but its been reviewed favorably. I know you've been pitch…
  • Yeah, that looks amazing. Who is the cyborg guy? I'm not hip to all the DC characters.
  • Still looking for someone other than Mike to at least marginally enjoy Iron Fist. Reviewers keep dropping turds all over it.
  • Actually, I'd often just assumed you didn't enjoy TV/movie versions of things because they strayed from some past ideal you'd built in your head. These are all good reasons why you dislike those shows that have nothing to do with the comics. I defin…
  • It's always interesting getting your perspective, because you (generally, unless I'm completely misreading your thoughts over the years) seem to love the Marvel comic characters as their comic iterations but are generally "meh" about their on-screen…
  • The press has been almost universally bad across the board. Like, outside of the one actress, I haven't seen a shred of anything positive about the show. I was iffy about the show before the press anyway. Of course, I was before Jessica Jones as we…
  • What reason? I'm sure it'll be obvious when you say it, but I'm sleepy so it's not hitting home. Noteworthy - Obi-Wan is NOT the last Jedi in the galaxy at that point in the story. :)
  • Reviews for the Mistborn series is off the charts. Gonna have to give that a try. Audio version good?
  • Anansi Boys is on my list. I was sold on Gaiman with American Gods and especially Graveyard Book, both of which were fantastic. Rogue One's novelization might be one I get later but I don't know if I need the backstory or silent thoughts of the ch…
  • Well, if I thought any of you would have been able to play hooky on a random Wednesday afternoon, I totally would have invited you. Given the tight work schedule I've had over the holidays plus my dearth of evening shifts, finding time to squeeze th…
  • Finally saw it today. Some thoughts: It's ridiculously hard to compare this one to "Force Awakens" because they are such different movies with different elements that make them good (and bad). If I think about it, I'd have to say I loved the *charac…
  • The two most recent books I've read that I rated highly are as follows: "Dark Matter" by Blake Crouch - This was a great book! An excellent sci-fi adventure, centering on life and all of the possible choices you make and how they lead you down your …
  • Not sure when I'll be able to watch - I'm going to have to plunk down the cash to renew my Starz membership via Amazon, and I just haven't yet. That said, I'm not surprised that it's probably a letdown from the first season. It's gotta be hard to ma…
  • Started Civ VI tutorial yesterday. Awfully complicated game for a first time player, though I like it a lot. Kev - any good resources for someone learning how to play, or is it better just to dive into a game and learn that way (which is what I usu…
  • Yeah, I misspoke and edited in the interim. I knew the mechanics were different, just mistakenly grouped them into the same genre. :-)
  • This is a great little multi-player game called "BroForce" - it's kind of like a funny version of Contra where you get to play as all the main characters from action movies.  Just throwing this link out there since it's ridiculously cheap in case an…
  • I picked up Borderlands 2 (thanks to a link to a relatively inexpensive code that Mike let me know about) and I got Civ VI as well, though I haven't had time to play either one. I might try to play a little bit tonight but mostly just setting stuff …
  • SPOILERS***************I don't disagree. Big failing for me toward the end was the "new big bad" who felt a lot more one-dimensional than Cottonmouth. I didn't buy into the familial history and I felt like Diamondback was way outside the thematic sc…