Whoa, og x-files looks pretty amazing all uprezzed and in widescreen over on prime. The early seasons used to look pretty dire
I agree, this is what led me to watch it in the first place. The actors didn’t have enough time in the first episode to really endear themselves to me so I can’t personally remark on Maya Eshet but word online is that she did a really good job.
I’m kind of losing my mind at how good riverdale is
I never really thought to myself “what if a CW show were made in the most perfect high camp style imaginable” before now
it’s such a genius use of the source material
I think it gets more tedious as it goes on, but yeah, it starts strong and definitely has its moments. That any of it manages to work is pretty baffling, and they went well beyond that bar.
the one-liners are so joyously, stupidly dense
when the rich girl called now-hispanic Veronica “Frida Shallow” off the cuff in like the second or third episode I did an actual spit take
Really wanted to like Russian Doll but I kinda hated all the characters except for Natasha Lyonne’s, who was great. I tried to describe it to the missus and all I could come up with was “groundhog day but with self-absorbed new yorkers”.
The first episode was almost intriguing enough to get me to keep going but…
Of course, Legends of Tomorrow did the definitive groundhog day show so that might color my opinion as well.
You are definitely expected to hate some of the characters
I adored every character
the best way I can describe Riverdale – and someone else probably already has – is as, like, the millennial-Nancy equivalent of daytime TV
it is immensely enjoyable
even implausibly sexy Jughead works
If you enjoy Russian Doll, I recommend Search Party. Very different premise but both are the few “late 20s/30s aimless people in NYC” shows I can tolerate.
It’s one of those bizarre, barely advertised TBS shows that is way better than you’d expect. I’ve been meaning to write something about it since it got zero attention and people would probably love it if it were on a channel people watched.
I found that (and a Jason Schwartzman vehicle it strongly reminded me of) to be a bit too twee actually
and Russian doll is definitely not that
god though Natasha Lyonne is wasted on Fred Armisen
wow what? truly
this soundtrack is so good, even if half of it is just John Maus
i mean Nadia’s charming sure but idk about likeable
“Kids in America” on Riverdale > “Kids in America” in MGS5
man that second episode of russian doll plays with e groundhog day rules in ways that thre me off, 5/5 good tv
edit: huh something up with the parsing on the quote in the first tweet
killing miss Grundy in S02E01 of riverdale is like when they killed d’angelo in the wire
these Netflix encodes are shameful though, foh 2.5mbit 1080p
Into the Badlands fights are genuinely so fun and well choreographed that i don’t even mind the Proper Noun Fantasy world that looks like an adult version of the Canadian kids show The Oddysey