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4 days ago  
Huh, nice timing.  I just watched Cosmic Sin on Netflix last night, and yes it's as bad as everyone says.
 
4 days ago  
But I was told the Snyderverse would save cinema
 
4 days ago  
Snyder evidently believes that all movie audiences are intellectually challenged bumpkins who sit in theatres scratching their heads and get confused over which hole the popcorn goes in.

He's.... right.
 
4 days ago  

freakdiablo: Huh, nice timing.  I just watched Cosmic Sin on Netflix last night, and yes it's as bad as everyone says.


I watched Ice Road last night. It was hilariously bad. Predictable as hell script and laughably bad CGI.
 
4 days ago  
Good point, Kath Rella. Why SHOULD anyone take advice from someone who has only written a few bad movies.

On a related note, when you type "Kath Rella imdb" into google, you get this:

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4 days ago  
Snyder evidently believes that all movie audiences are intellectually challenged bumpkins who sit in theatres scratching their heads and get confused over which hole the popcorn goes in.

Clearly not all, just 90%.

/Ok, 95%
 
4 days ago  
Robert Orci or Lindeloff?
 
4 days ago  
Snyder evidently believes that all movie audiences are intellectually challenged bumpkins who sit in theatres scratching their heads and get confused over which hole the popcorn goes in.


Is there some debate about this?
 
4 days ago  
Can we dig him up and kill him again?
 
4 days ago  

Michael J Faux: Good point, Kath Rella. Why SHOULD anyone take advice from someone who has only written a few bad movies.

On a related note, when you type "Kath Rella imdb" into google, you get this:

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Their criticism of Snyder seems good, but they do write this:

At the most basic level, a story needs three acts - the Beginning, Middle, and End. Within those acts, there are certain requirements to meet. You can't have a beginning without establishing what's going on. You should have rising action in the middle. And the end should be an end.

This is not true. Many stories have more than 3 acts.
 
4 days ago  
I watched gunpowder milkshake last night, and it was great.
 
4 days ago  

Driedsponge: I watched gunpowder milkshake last night, and it was great.


Watched it a couple of days ago & will probably rewatch it at some point.  Didn't know the lead was Scottish until I looked up some stuff afterwards.

Scottish, 5'10" redhead, action hero, yes please.
 
4 days ago  
Hey. It's Stallone's fault for doing Stop or I'll Shoot My Mom. No one twisted his arm. It's not like he was starving for work. And he can be good at comedy, he did Demolition Man a year later.
 
4 days ago  

Cardinal Ximenez: Driedsponge: I watched gunpowder milkshake last night, and it was great.

Watched it a couple of days ago & will probably rewatch it at some point.  Didn't know the lead was Scottish until I looked up some stuff afterwards.

Scottish, 5'10" redhead, action hero, yes please.


6'1"
 
4 days ago  

Cardinal Ximenez: Driedsponge: I watched gunpowder milkshake last night, and it was great.

Watched it a couple of days ago & will probably rewatch it at some point.  Didn't know the lead was Scottish until I looked up some stuff afterwards.

Scottish, 5'10" redhead, action hero, yes please.


Karen Gillan is Nebula in the MCU, if you weren't aware.
 
4 days ago  

Driedsponge: Cardinal Ximenez: Driedsponge: I watched gunpowder milkshake last night, and it was great.

Watched it a couple of days ago & will probably rewatch it at some point.  Didn't know the lead was Scottish until I looked up some stuff afterwards.

Scottish, 5'10" redhead, action hero, yes please.

Karen Gillan is Nebula in the MCU, if you weren't aware.


Yeah, knew that & she was in the Jumanji movies too, just didn't know she was Scottish.  Watched a couple of videos with her talking about the film & loved her accent.
 
4 days ago  

Tyrone Slothrop: Michael J Faux: Good point, Kath Rella. Why SHOULD anyone take advice from someone who has only written a few bad movies.

On a related note, when you type "Kath Rella imdb" into google, you get this:

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Their criticism of Snyder seems good, but they do write this:

At the most basic level, a story needs three acts - the Beginning, Middle, and End. Within those acts, there are certain requirements to meet. You can't have a beginning without establishing what's going on. You should have rising action in the middle. And the end should be an end.

This is not true. Many stories have more than 3 acts.


Well, by definition every story has a beginning, middle and end. Otherwise you're probably dealing with an IP spigot as opposed to an actual story (see: Almost every MCU movie/show besides Endgame, every Star War post-Jedi)

That all being said, I agree that between the beginning and ending, you can play with what constitutes an "act" in a lot of ways, as many people smarter than me (and even a few dumber) have proven.
 
4 days ago  

Cardinal Ximenez: Driedsponge: Cardinal Ximenez: Driedsponge: I watched gunpowder milkshake last night, and it was great.

Watched it a couple of days ago & will probably rewatch it at some point.  Didn't know the lead was Scottish until I looked up some stuff afterwards.

Scottish, 5'10" redhead, action hero, yes please.

Karen Gillan is Nebula in the MCU, if you weren't aware.

Yeah, knew that & she was in the Jumanji movies too, just didn't know she was Scottish.  Watched a couple of videos with her talking about the film & loved her accent.


If you like her Scottish accent, then go back and watch her Doctor Who seasons.
 
4 days ago  
Could be worse.  Could be Kill Da Wabbit.
 
4 days ago  

Cardinal Ximenez: Driedsponge: I watched gunpowder milkshake last night, and it was great.

Watched it a couple of days ago & will probably rewatch it at some point.  Didn't know the lead was Scottish until I looked up some stuff afterwards.

Scottish, 5'10" redhead, action hero, yes please.


On her first episode of Doctor Who she plays a kiss-a-gram girl in a skimpy police outfit.  Lots of skimpy outfits during her run, as a matter of fact.
 
4 days ago  

freakdiablo: Huh, nice timing.  I just watched Cosmic Sin on Netflix last night, and yes it's as bad as everyone says.


NeoCortex42: freakdiablo: Huh, nice timing.  I just watched Cosmic Sin on Netflix last night, and yes it's as bad as everyone says.

I watched Ice Road last night. It was hilariously bad. Predictable as hell script and laughably bad CGI.


yeah they were both pretty bad. But Cosmic Sin was horrible. Willis keeps showing up in the Netflix things. Good work if you can get it. One weeks work and a fat check.
 
4 days ago  

Driedsponge: I watched gunpowder milkshake last night, and it was great.


No. No it wasn't. Crappy dialogue, derivative, and simply awful.
 
4 days ago  

rhodabear: Cardinal Ximenez: Driedsponge: I watched gunpowder milkshake last night, and it was great.

Watched it a couple of days ago & will probably rewatch it at some point.  Didn't know the lead was Scottish until I looked up some stuff afterwards.

Scottish, 5'10" redhead, action hero, yes please.

On her first episode of Doctor Who she plays a kiss-a-gram girl in a skimpy police outfit.  Lots of skimpy outfits during her run, as a matter of fact.


Nice, never really got into Dr Who, but may give it another shot.

I have a younger family member who's a fan, mostly of the more recent stuff, from David Tennant on, so may get some recommendations from her on a good starting point.
 
4 days ago  
No one is going to argue that Snyder was a terrible writer, but TFA comes off as "No one thinks I'm as great as I do!" whinging.

I watched Greenland last night.  I was genuinely surprised that it did not suck, and was actually kind of compelling for a ridiculous disaster movie.
 
4 days ago  

Driedsponge: Cardinal Ximenez: Driedsponge: I watched gunpowder milkshake last night, and it was great.

Watched it a couple of days ago & will probably rewatch it at some point.  Didn't know the lead was Scottish until I looked up some stuff afterwards.

Scottish, 5'10" redhead, action hero, yes please.

Karen Gillan is Nebula in the MCU, if you weren't aware.


Yeah what about "bald blue robot with american accent" screams  "scottish redhead" to you
 
4 days ago  

Frothy Panties: Driedsponge: I watched gunpowder milkshake last night, and it was great.

No. No it wasn't. Crappy dialogue, derivative, and simply awful.


Username checks out.
 
4 days ago  

Cardinal Ximenez: rhodabear: Cardinal Ximenez: Driedsponge: I watched gunpowder milkshake last night, and it was great.

Watched it a couple of days ago & will probably rewatch it at some point.  Didn't know the lead was Scottish until I looked up some stuff afterwards.

Scottish, 5'10" redhead, action hero, yes please.

On her first episode of Doctor Who she plays a kiss-a-gram girl in a skimpy police outfit.  Lots of skimpy outfits during her run, as a matter of fact.

Nice, never really got into Dr Who, but may give it another shot.

I have a younger family member who's a fan, mostly of the more recent stuff, from David Tennant on, so may get some recommendations from her on a good starting point.


Starting with any of the modern regenerations is a good starting point.

Tenant and Smith were both great, but Tenant hang around a bit too long and his character got downright mopey. Capaldi was a great Doctor, but got some terrible scripts. The most recent Doctor was fine from what I watched, but the scripts just kept getting worse as it went.
 
4 days ago  

moothemagiccow: Snyder evidently believes that all movie audiences are intellectually challenged bumpkins who sit in theatres scratching their heads and get confused over which hole the popcorn goes in.

He's.... right.


I made the mistake of seeing The Waterboy in the theater.  The woman next to me was concerned that the team would not win the big game at the end of the movie.  She was relieved and cheered when they won.

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4 days ago  
FTASnyder would go on to pen one more movie. Along with Colby Carr, Snyder wrote 1994's Blank Check:

Woah, woah, WOAH. Blank Check was alright.
 
4 days ago  

Cardinal Ximenez: rhodabear: Cardinal Ximenez: Driedsponge: I watched gunpowder milkshake last night, and it was great.

Watched it a couple of days ago & will probably rewatch it at some point.  Didn't know the lead was Scottish until I looked up some stuff afterwards.

Scottish, 5'10" redhead, action hero, yes please.

On her first episode of Doctor Who she plays a kiss-a-gram girl in a skimpy police outfit.  Lots of skimpy outfits during her run, as a matter of fact.

Nice, never really got into Dr Who, but may give it another shot.

I have a younger family member who's a fan, mostly of the more recent stuff, from David Tennant on, so may get some recommendations from her on a good starting point.


If you're looking specifically for Karen Gillan, she first shows up in Matt Smith's premier episode.
 
4 days ago  
You know what I want to see on Netflix?

I want to see a fantasy series in which a child or young adult suddenly discovers that supernatural things are real.

BUT.

A. They do not immediately get told that they're the mystical chosen one and are more important than anyone else. I don't even care if they are a mystical chosen one, but they have to go at least one season thinking they're a fairly average person in the magical world caught up in something much bigger than they are. Preferably two.

B. Upon discovering that they have supernatural powers, they do not spend at least 60% of their time whining that they wish they were normal, how it's just so hard that they have these magical abilities and being so awesome, and how all they really want is to just be a popular kid in high school.

C. They do not go from "just discovering that they can shoot sparks out of their fingers" to defeating Satan, toppling the High Ones, averting the apocalypse, or killing the elder council that happens to be the only people who know what they're doing and thereby upending the entire cosmology of the universe by the end of season 1.

Apparently this is too difficult for Netflix.
 
4 days ago  
This is like complaining that Bob Ross never had any of his paintings in the Louvre, yet people learned to paint by watching him.
 
4 days ago  

Martian_Astronomer: You know what I want to see on Netflix?

I want to see a fantasy series in which a child or young adult suddenly discovers that supernatural things are real.

BUT.

A. They do not immediately get told that they're the mystical chosen one and are more important than anyone else. I don't even care if they are a mystical chosen one, but they have to go at least one season thinking they're a fairly average person in the magical world caught up in something much bigger than they are. Preferably two.

B. Upon discovering that they have supernatural powers, they do not spend at least 60% of their time whining that they wish they were normal, how it's just so hard that they have these magical abilities and being so awesome, and how all they really want is to just be a popular kid in high school.

C. They do not go from "just discovering that they can shoot sparks out of their fingers" to defeating Satan, toppling the High Ones, averting the apocalypse, or killing the elder council that happens to be the only people who know what they're doing and thereby upending the entire cosmology of the universe by the end of season 1.

Apparently this is too difficult for Netflix.


I suppose I should add: I probably wouldn't watch the series even if they pulled this off, but my wife would, and I'd suffer a lot less.
 
4 days ago  

Martian_Astronomer: You know what I want to see on Netflix?

I want to see a fantasy series in which a child or young adult suddenly discovers that supernatural things are real.

BUT.

A. They do not immediately get told that they're the mystical chosen one and are more important than anyone else. I don't even care if they are a mystical chosen one, but they have to go at least one season thinking they're a fairly average person in the magical world caught up in something much bigger than they are. Preferably two.

B. Upon discovering that they have supernatural powers, they do not spend at least 60% of their time whining that they wish they were normal, how it's just so hard that they have these magical abilities and being so awesome, and how all they really want is to just be a popular kid in high school.

C. They do not go from "just discovering that they can shoot sparks out of their fingers" to defeating Satan, toppling the High Ones, averting the apocalypse, or killing the elder council that happens to be the only people who know what they're doing and thereby upending the entire cosmology of the universe by the end of season 1.

Apparently this is too difficult for Netflix.


Well. Netflix can't do that.

Amazon can though:

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4 days ago  
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Oh..*Kill* the cat. I read that wrong.
 
4 days ago  

moothemagiccow: Driedsponge: Cardinal Ximenez: Driedsponge: I watched gunpowder milkshake last night, and it was great.

Watched it a couple of days ago & will probably rewatch it at some point.  Didn't know the lead was Scottish until I looked up some stuff afterwards.

Scottish, 5'10" redhead, action hero, yes please.

Karen Gillan is Nebula in the MCU, if you weren't aware.

Yeah what about "bald blue robot with american accent" screams  "scottish redhead" to you


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Double bluff?   It's an XK-red-27 technique.
 
4 days ago  

Martian_Astronomer: You know what I want to see on Netflix?

I want to see a fantasy series in which a child or young adult suddenly discovers that supernatural things are real.

BUT.

A. They do not immediately get told that they're the mystical chosen one and are more important than anyone else. I don't even care if they are a mystical chosen one, but they have to go at least one season thinking they're a fairly average person in the magical world caught up in something much bigger than they are. Preferably two.

B. Upon discovering that they have supernatural powers, they do not spend at least 60% of their time whining that they wish they were normal, how it's just so hard that they have these magical abilities and being so awesome, and how all they really want is to just be a popular kid in high school.

C. They do not go from "just discovering that they can shoot sparks out of their fingers" to defeating Satan, toppling the High Ones, averting the apocalypse, or killing the elder council that happens to be the only people who know what they're doing and thereby upending the entire cosmology of the universe by the end of season 1.

Apparently this is too difficult for Netflix.


isnt this just harry potter?

or smallville.
you just want to watch smallville.
 
4 days ago  

Rent Party: No one is going to argue that Snyder was a terrible writer, but TFA comes off as "No one thinks I'm as great as I do!" whinging.

I watched Greenland last night.  I was genuinely surprised that it did not suck,


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Any kid who unpacks his insulin is too stupid to live.
 
4 days ago  

Rapmaster2000: moothemagiccow: Snyder evidently believes that all movie audiences are intellectually challenged bumpkins who sit in theatres scratching their heads and get confused over which hole the popcorn goes in.

He's.... right.

I made the mistake of seeing The Waterboy in the theater.  The woman next to me was concerned that the team would not win the big game at the end of the movie.  She was relieved and cheered when they won.

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I remember seeing Apollo 13 in theaters and that's when I knew Ron Howard could make good films.  There's a scene about re-entry where the tension really builds up and we the audience are supposed to wonder "are they gonna make it?"  You could hear all the people in the theater holding their breath, including me, and I had this thought "we know what happened, this isn't fiction" and people were still not sure of the outcome.
 
4 days ago  

Martian_Astronomer: You know what I want to see on Netflix?

I want to see a fantasy series in which a child or young adult suddenly discovers that supernatural things are real.

BUT.

A. They do not immediately get told that they're the mystical chosen one and are more important than anyone else. I don't even care if they are a mystical chosen one, but they have to go at least one season thinking they're a fairly average person in the magical world caught up in something much bigger than they are. Preferably two.

B. Upon discovering that they have supernatural powers, they do not spend at least 60% of their time whining that they wish they were normal, how it's just so hard that they have these magical abilities and being so awesome, and how all they really want is to just be a popular kid in high school.

C. They do not go from "just discovering that they can shoot sparks out of their fingers" to defeating Satan, toppling the High Ones, averting the apocalypse, or killing the elder council that happens to be the only people who know what they're doing and thereby upending the entire cosmology of the universe by the end of season 1.

Apparently this is too difficult for Netflix.


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4 days ago  

Myk-House of El: Rapmaster2000: moothemagiccow: Snyder evidently believes that all movie audiences are intellectually challenged bumpkins who sit in theatres scratching their heads and get confused over which hole the popcorn goes in.

He's.... right.

I made the mistake of seeing The Waterboy in the theater.  The woman next to me was concerned that the team would not win the big game at the end of the movie.  She was relieved and cheered when they won.

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I remember seeing Apollo 13 in theaters and that's when I knew Ron Howard could make good films.  There's a scene about re-entry where the tension really builds up and we the audience are supposed to wonder "are they gonna make it?"  You could hear all the people in the theater holding their breath, including me, and I had this thought "we know what happened, this isn't fiction" and people were still not sure of the outcome.


Somehow a Sandler movie failed to build that tension for me.
 
4 days ago  

Myk-House of El: Rapmaster2000: moothemagiccow: Snyder evidently believes that all movie audiences are intellectually challenged bumpkins who sit in theatres scratching their heads and get confused over which hole the popcorn goes in.

He's.... right.

I made the mistake of seeing The Waterboy in the theater.  The woman next to me was concerned that the team would not win the big game at the end of the movie.  She was relieved and cheered when they won.

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I remember seeing Apollo 13 in theaters and that's when I knew Ron Howard could make good films.  There's a scene about re-entry where the tension really builds up and we the audience are supposed to wonder "are they gonna make it?"  You could hear all the people in the theater holding their breath, including me, and I had this thought "we know what happened, this isn't fiction" and people were still not sure of the outcome.


That's why I think the Avengers/MCU movies were good in that they had a plan, you knew somehow the good guys would win but it was different to see them lose & people devastated when they walked out of the Infinity War movie.

Yes it was really different acts in the same overall story, but the novelty of the good guys losing temporarily was still there.

Game of thrones took that to a new level & too far for me, killing off most of the good characters just to piss you off.
 
4 days ago  

Martian_Astronomer: A. They do not immediately get told that they're the mystical chosen one and are more important than anyone else. I don't even care if they are a mystical chosen one, but they have to go at least one season thinking they're a fairly average person in the magical world caught up in something much bigger than they are. Preferably two.


Why? So it can be immediately cancelled after?
 
4 days ago  

moothemagiccow: Snyder evidently believes that all movie audiences are intellectually challenged bumpkins who sit in theatres scratching their heads and get confused over which hole the popcorn goes in.

He's.... right.



His sample consisted of American audiences. In Latin America and Europe, the film makers and public are way more comfortable with ambiguity, sad endings, unsympathetic protagonists... and all the other interesting stuff Hollywood studios won't do. Some credit to indie studios who do take some of the risks that foreign cinema embraces.

This is entirely easy to see when you catch a remake of a good foreign film. Not all American remakes are bad. I happen to like Birdcage and others. But take one of my favorite movies... Le Diner de Cons, which was remade as Diner for Shmucks. The French version is hilarious. But you never get to see the diner. The entire plot happens before you get to that and they leave you hanging. But the American version had to have the diner party. Audiences would have biatched that the movie sucked if they didn't show the assortment of idiots that got invited for the lulz.
 
4 days ago  

Martian_Astronomer: You know what I want to see on Netflix?

I want to see a fantasy series in which a child or young adult suddenly discovers that supernatural things are real.

BUT.

A. They do not immediately get told that they're the mystical chosen one and are more important than anyone else. I don't even care if they are a mystical chosen one, but they have to go at least one season thinking they're a fairly average person in the magical world caught up in something much bigger than they are. Preferably two.

B. Upon discovering that they have supernatural powers, they do not spend at least 60% of their time whining that they wish they were normal, how it's just so hard that they have these magical abilities and being so awesome, and how all they really want is to just be a popular kid in high school.

C. They do not go from "just discovering that they can shoot sparks out of their fingers" to defeating Satan, toppling the High Ones, averting the apocalypse, or killing the elder council that happens to be the only people who know what they're doing and thereby upending the entire cosmology of the universe by the end of season 1.

Apparently this is too difficult for Netflix.


My daughter loves The Worst Witch on Netflix.  That pretty much fulfills all your check boxes.

The Witcher is pretty close, except everyone already knows magic exists.  The princess spent the entire first season on the run and only really used her 'magic' almost accidentally to escape.
 
4 days ago  

SirMadness: Rent Party: No one is going to argue that Snyder was a terrible writer, but TFA comes off as "No one thinks I'm as great as I do!" whinging.

I watched Greenland last night.  I was genuinely surprised that it did not suck,

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Any kid who unpacks his insulin is too stupid to live.


One of the glaring plot holes in the film is at the end where diabetic kid managed to survive for 9 months with no insulin.   The government made a point that chronic medical conditions were a disqualifier, which is what set the whole movie in motion.

But that doesn't make the movie suck.   It just means a movie that should have had a lot of suck in it had a lot less than I expected.
 
4 days ago  

Myk-House of El: Rapmaster2000: moothemagiccow: Snyder evidently believes that all movie audiences are intellectually challenged bumpkins who sit in theatres scratching their heads and get confused over which hole the popcorn goes in.

He's.... right.

I made the mistake of seeing The Waterboy in the theater.  The woman next to me was concerned that the team would not win the big game at the end of the movie.  She was relieved and cheered when they won.

[Fark user image 640x480]
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I remember seeing Apollo 13 in theaters and that's when I knew Ron Howard could make good films.  There's a scene about re-entry where the tension really builds up and we the audience are supposed to wonder "are they gonna make it?"  You could hear all the people in the theater holding their breath, including me, and I had this thought "we know what happened, this isn't fiction" and people were still not sure of the outcome.


Just want to throw out there that the tension of that scene went up 10x after the Columbia really did burn up on re-entry, even if we do know that Apollo 13 made it back okay.
 
4 days ago  

Cardinal Ximenez: That's why I think the Avengers/MCU movies were good in that they had a plan, you knew somehow the good guys would win but it was different to see them lose & people devastated when they walked out of the Infinity War movie.


This was awesome! I was shocked!

"Everybody's dead. Roll credits."
 
4 days ago  

Martian_Astronomer: You know what I want to see on Netflix?

I want to see a fantasy series in which a child or young adult suddenly discovers that supernatural things are real.

BUT.

A. They do not immediately get told that they're the mystical chosen one and are more important than anyone else. I don't even care if they are a mystical chosen one, but they have to go at least one season thinking they're a fairly average person in the magical world caught up in something much bigger than they are. Preferably two.

B. Upon discovering that they have supernatural powers, they do not spend at least 60% of their time whining that they wish they were normal, how it's just so hard that they have these magical abilities and being so awesome, and how all they really want is to just be a popular kid in high school.

C. They do not go from "just discovering that they can shoot sparks out of their fingers" to defeating Satan, toppling the High Ones, averting the apocalypse, or killing the elder council that happens to be the only people who know what they're doing and thereby upending the entire cosmology of the universe by the end of season 1.

Apparently this is too difficult for Netflix.


It's not a series, but I think Pan's Labyrinth qualifies.

If that's too dark, Labyrinth also fits.

Really wish I could round that out with a trilogy.
 
4 days ago  

moothemagiccow: isnt this just harry potter?

or smallville.
you just want to watch smallville.


I'm not saying its never been done. I'm just saying that whoever at Netflix decides what makes a good supernaturally-themed series somehow keeps doing the same hamfisted things over and over.

(I actually also think the Supernatural is an excellent example of how to pace that sort of show: The first season is a lot of monster-of-the-week episodes with the overall arc of "What happened to Dad?" and "Why was Mom killed by a demon?". The big bad is a demon, something most hunters had never even dealt with. Season two starts to hint that Sam is special. But how? Etc.

Basically they don't defeat Satan and avert armageddon until the end of Season five. Which is reasonable. And yes, the series sort of ran out of things to after a few more seasons and go really silly after a while, but any series that gets to season 5 and delivers a good apocalyptic battle between good and evil has already succeeded in my book.)
 
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