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Ahavati said:

I mean I watched it, all three seasons. What kept me engaged was the descent into politics he ( Sutherland ) demonstrated over time. For some strange reason, it reminded me of Dostoevsky's The Idiot, and one of its underlying premises: Can innocense survive in a cruel world?  

Also, in the middle of the book is a turning point, per se, where the protagonist, Myshkin, has a major choice to make regarding the future direction of his life. This passage is priceless in description and mesmerizing in ethos. Unfortunately, Myshkin chose wrongly. . . and for those who haven't read the book, I'll leave it at that.

I think Sutherland did the same thing in this last season. . .and hope there's a season four to confirm or disprove this assumption.


From the looks of it, it ended with Season 3.

If you are interested in advancing your Korean skills, there was a remake in 2019.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Designated_Survivor%3A_60_Days?wprov=sfla1

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One of the BEST comedies ever....

Crazy People
Dudley Moore, Daryl Hannah, Paul Riser

https://youtu.be/_xbzhs09WIQ

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The Kids In The Hall

https://youtu.be/IljUTWB2obM

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Interested in a long drawn out, not-so-scary but rather lovely ghost story?

Ooops, I meant to say, ghostly love story.

The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix

It's 9 episodes, loosely based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, and is surprisingly well crafted. Pay attention though, because there is a lot of flashing back and forth.

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The_Silly_Sibyl said:

Oh, boy, I haaaaaate that show. For many reasons, the two most prominent being one, the mysteries arenít written so that anyone (including Sherlock) can solve them by logical deduction. Many of them arenít even really mysteries. The show seems to dislike mystery stories and includes characters written to mock people who do like them. Like, you know, the audience providing the ratings.

Two, Sherlock is a prick. A narcissistic, pretentious, selfish, borderline sociopathic arsehole who thinks that heís better than everyone else. The original Holmes was a genius, but he was also likeable and didnít rub your face in how much smarter he is than you. Sherlock, on the other hand, is an example of a character written by people who are intimidated by genius and so associate it with arseholery.


stepping in to defend sherlock: the mysteries based on the books tend to be presented quite simply and to be honest, a lot of people could guess them pretty easily. i'll admit it got a little bit doctor who at times.  but i consider sherlock less of a real inconsiderate arsehole than someone who... just doesnt consider emotional consequences.  

its good entertainment

edited to add that the old book version sherlock was very much the same: arrogant, an addict, disdainful of the general public.  it's brought into the modern age but the character portrayal is spot on

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1917 - Showtime

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Just watched Night Hunter and what a pleasant surprise to find Henry Cavill was one of the main characters in it (he is in Enola Homes also, he plays Sherlock)  Move over Antonio Cupo , Henry is my new favourite pleasure

Night Hunter is a phycological thriller, that I didn't find at all predictable, and kept you guessing. Enjoyed from start to finish, didn't leave you hanging and a decent enough ending. With the added bonus of hotness

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On episode 3 of 10 of The Stand on CBS All Access.

Meh.

I can't fathom watching it twice, which is the benchmark of a great movie or series. But, I'll tough it out.

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JohnnyBlaze said:On episode 3 of 10 of The Stand on CBS All Access.

Meh.

I can't fathom watching it twice, which is the benchmark of a great movie or series. But, I'll tough it out.


Wait. What? Is that the movie?

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Ahavati said:

Wait. What? Is that the movie?


It's the 10 episode remake that's on weekly at the moment.

And it pretty much blows.

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JohnnyBlaze said:

It's the 10 episode remake that's on weekly at the moment.

And it pretty much blows.


Then I won't bother!

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