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    Not sure I saw anyone around here mention The Alienist, but I watched both seasons and I enjoyed them both. Some plot holes in the 2nd season, but the set designs and costume, production, and cast on the whole were quite good.

    I watched Ep 1 of the Pirate series on Netflix and I will Ep 2 a chance before cutting it off. I didn’t get very far with their Samurai series and this one is feeling a bit the same. I prefer history and less reenacted drama.

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    South Park Vaccination episode (HBO Max):

    HILARIOUS. I hadn’t watched the show is about 10~ years, but I was in hysterics with this one. Highly recommend.

    I just happened to catch it when it aired on Comedy Central. I too haven’t watched in years. I will second this recommendation to watch.

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    Mayans MC S3, Ep 3:

    I won’t post about this anymore if no one else is watching it. Sending out the Bat Signal. It ramped up hardcore this season. The difference between Sutter being involved (as the previous two seasons) and now is noticeable. I know there was controversy with Sutter (and frankly, I think he’s a complete brash a-hole genius), but handing off the show was the best move he made. I very much look forward to how this series goes.

    And of course, the debut of the Mighty Ducks series on Dis+ starting Fri….

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    I’m looking forward to how Falcon and Winter Soldier plays out. The first episode was pretty entertaining – the opening scene with Sam rescuing the hostage was a lot of fun. Same with some of the flashbacks from Bucky. I really grew to like both of those characters a lot and am very interested in how they’re going to handle the post-Endgame world.

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    Mayans MC S3, Ep 3:

    I won’t post about this anymore if no one else is watching it. Sending out the Bat Signal. It ramped up hardcore this season. The difference between Sutter being involved (as the previous two seasons) and now is noticeable. I know there was controversy with Sutter (and frankly, I think he’s a complete brash a-hole genius), but handing off the show was the best move he made. I very much look forward to how this series goes.

    Mayans is one of the shows I’ve been meaning to watch but i didn’t watch S1 or 2 so I’ve got some catching up to do.

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    Mayans MC S3, Ep 3:

    I won’t post about this anymore if no one else is watching it. Sending out the Bat Signal. It ramped up hardcore this season. The difference between Sutter being involved (as the previous two seasons) and now is noticeable. I know there was controversy with Sutter (and frankly, I think he’s a complete brash a-hole genius), but handing off the show was the best move he made. I very much look forward to how this series goes.

    Mayans is one of the shows I’ve been meaning to watch but i didn’t watch S1 or 2 so I’ve got some catching up to do.

    The Mexican culture (as opposed to the white trash in SOA) is a huge difference in Mayans, despite the Mayans being located in the US. Lots of Mex-US crossover. Traditions, ways of life, etc.

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    Beauner wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Mayans MC S3, Ep 3:

    I won’t post about this anymore if no one else is watching it. Sending out the Bat Signal. It ramped up hardcore this season. The difference between Sutter being involved (as the previous two seasons) and now is noticeable. I know there was controversy with Sutter (and frankly, I think he’s a complete brash a-hole genius), but handing off the show was the best move he made. I very much look forward to how this series goes.

    Mayans is one of the shows I’ve been meaning to watch but i didn’t watch S1 or 2 so I’ve got some catching up to do.

    The Mexican culture (as opposed to the white trash in SOA) is a huge difference in Mayans, despite the Mayans being located in the US. Lots of Mex-US crossover. Traditions, ways of life, etc.


    I am enjoying the 3rd season very much too. Bummed about Coco but that will be an interesting story line to see how it plays out. If this show goes on a couple seasons, I could see EZ being El Presidente.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Beauner wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Mayans MC S3, Ep 3:

    I won’t post about this anymore if no one else is watching it. Sending out the Bat Signal. It ramped up hardcore this season. The difference between Sutter being involved (as the previous two seasons) and now is noticeable. I know there was controversy with Sutter (and frankly, I think he’s a complete brash a-hole genius), but handing off the show was the best move he made. I very much look forward to how this series goes.

    Mayans is one of the shows I’ve been meaning to watch but i didn’t watch S1 or 2 so I’ve got some catching up to do.

    The Mexican culture (as opposed to the white trash in SOA) is a huge difference in Mayans, despite the Mayans being located in the US. Lots of Mex-US crossover. Traditions, ways of life, etc.


    I am enjoying the 3rd season very much too. Bummed about Coco but that will be an interesting story line to see how it plays out. If this show goes on a couple seasons, I could see EZ being El Presidente.

    Coco is bumming me out. He’s loco, but good-hearted. I’m expecting 5-6 seasons (this would include a split last season, as has been the trend for shows like this). I’m guessing EZ becoming El Presidente was Kurt’s main goal (it’s what he knows, given SOA), but now that he’s gone, who knows?

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    MNGophers29 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Beauner wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Mayans MC S3, Ep 3:

    I won’t post about this anymore if no one else is watching it. Sending out the Bat Signal. It ramped up hardcore this season. The difference between Sutter being involved (as the previous two seasons) and now is noticeable. I know there was controversy with Sutter (and frankly, I think he’s a complete brash a-hole genius), but handing off the show was the best move he made. I very much look forward to how this series goes.

    Mayans is one of the shows I’ve been meaning to watch but i didn’t watch S1 or 2 so I’ve got some catching up to do.

    The Mexican culture (as opposed to the white trash in SOA) is a huge difference in Mayans, despite the Mayans being located in the US. Lots of Mex-US crossover. Traditions, ways of life, etc.


    I am enjoying the 3rd season very much too. Bummed about Coco but that will be an interesting story line to see how it plays out. If this show goes on a couple seasons, I could see EZ being El Presidente.

    Coco is bumming me out. He’s loco, but good-hearted. I’m expecting 5-6 seasons (this would include a split last season, as has been the trend for shows like this). I’m guessing EZ becoming El Presidente was Kurt’s main goal (it’s what he knows, given SOA), but now that he’s gone, who knows?


    Yes, yes, yes to everything. The first 2 seasons were somewhat disappointing for me after being a huge fan of SOA. I even considered deleting the recent recordings. I ended up watching episodes 1 and 2 the other day which happened to coincide with the recording of episode 3. I then watched that one. I enjoyed those 3 episodes much more than the previous seasons.

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    I think they are going to tie up the loose connections that Sutter started, and move on.

    [hide]The Dead SOA guy from the Gramma’s Party attack, etc[/hide]

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    Falcon and Winter Soldier episode 2 was also good.

    I love the chemistry between Sam and Bucky. They were really fun together in the previous MCU movies in their scenes together and it has carried over to the show.

    They definitely introduced a theme that will be very familiar to MCU fans and will likely be used to tie into future movies as well.

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    Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (DIS+)

    First ep dropped last night, 30 min eps, 10 ep season.

    It is pure cheesy fun. It does not pretend to be anything else, and that’s fine with me. Definitely check it out.

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    Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (DIS+)

    First ep dropped last night, 30 min eps, 10 ep season.

    It is pure cheesy fun. It does not pretend to be anything else, and that’s fine with me. Definitely check it out.


    I agree, but you know what? It wasn’t anymore cheesy than the original Mighty Ducks movie…even the 2nd one was cheesy. The 3rd one was the only one close to not being cheesy. I liked the episode, but damn near all the preview highlights happened in the first episode so I hope it keeps being as “good” as it is.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (DIS+)

    First ep dropped last night, 30 min eps, 10 ep season.

    It is pure cheesy fun. It does not pretend to be anything else, and that’s fine with me. Definitely check it out.


    I agree, but you know what? It wasn’t anymore cheesy than the original Mighty Ducks movie…even the 2nd one was cheesy. The 3rd one was the only one close to not being cheesy. I liked the episode, but damn near all the preview highlights happened in the first episode so I hope it keeps being as “good” as it is.

    That’s exactly what I loved about it.

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    The thing I can’t stand is how they present the “format” of youth hockey. They could create the hard-luck kids story angle still without the non-MN youth model.

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    The thing I can’t stand is how they present the “format” of youth hockey. They could create the hard-luck kids story angle still without the non-MN youth model.

    Apparently, that was important to Emilio. He wanted to film in MN (as did the rest) but lack of tax breaks prevented that. That’s how the Mighty Ducks originally “started” and they wanted to keep it that way. However, that is why you also have all the MN references. The Current had him on for an interview last week.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    The thing I can’t stand is how they present the “format” of youth hockey. They could create the hard-luck kids story angle still without the non-MN youth model.

    Apparently, that was important to Emilio. He wanted to film in MN (as did the rest) but lack of tax breaks prevented that. That’s how the Mighty Ducks originally “started” and they wanted to keep it that way. However, that is why you also have all the MN references. The Current had him on for an interview last week.

    I saw the interview. MN references aside the youth format represented has nothing to do with the MN model of youth hockey. I suppose it’s to create drama but I feel they could still do that without going that far. Not a major complaint mind you.

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    I get ya.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    The thing I can’t stand is how they present the “format” of youth hockey. They could create the hard-luck kids story angle still without the non-MN youth model.

    Apparently, that was important to Emilio. He wanted to film in MN (as did the rest) but lack of tax breaks prevented that. That’s how the Mighty Ducks originally “started” and they wanted to keep it that way. However, that is why you also have all the MN references. The Current had him on for an interview last week.

    I saw the interview. MN references aside the youth format represented has nothing to do with the MN model of youth hockey. I suppose it’s to create drama but I feel they could still do that without going that far. Not a major complaint mind you.


    Ok I wasn’t sure what you meant originally but now I do. Yes, outside of the very original one with the “District 5” being somewhat close to association lines, the rest ends up being more of a AAA/private hockey model where regardless of where you live you can play or in the case of the show, start a whole new team to be in a league.

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    I watched the first three episodes of Invincible on Amazon Prime last night. If you’re a fan of superhero comics I’d say it’s a must watch, but maybe not for young kids.

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    I watched the first three episodes of Invincible on Amazon Prime last night. If you’re a fan of superhero comics I’d say it’s a must watch, but maybe not for young kids.

    Had a buddy recommend this to me. I checked out the voice actors and added it to my watch list.

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      JC65 wrote:


      I watched the first three episodes of Invincible on Amazon Prime last night. If you’re a fan of superhero comics I’d say it’s a must watch, but maybe not for young kids.

      Had a buddy recommend this to me. I checked out the voice actors and added it to my watch list.

      Whoa. That’s a lot of firepower.

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      Beauner wrote:


      JC65 wrote:


      I watched the first three episodes of Invincible on Amazon Prime last night. If you’re a fan of superhero comics I’d say it’s a must watch, but maybe not for young kids.

      Had a buddy recommend this to me. I checked out the voice actors and added it to my watch list.

      Whoa. That’s a lot of firepower.


      I suspect it was a bit of a perfect storm of the comic author also having created The Walking Dead, a lot of TV and movie production being halted due to the pandemic, and voice acting being something you can do while mostly isolated, but yeah, heavy hitters. However it’s not distracting at all. I was surprised by a couple names I saw when I checked the IMDB page after watching the first episode. I didn’t recognize the voice until I knew who it was.

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        I’m no big time wrasslin’ fan but I’ll admit this looks interesting.

        https://twitter.com/aetv/status/1376519509478100993?s=21

        List of guys they’re doing are Stone Cold, Macho Man, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Booker T, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Mick Foley, and Ultimate Warrior.

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        Got “chosen” for a free Hulu trial, despite having a free trial less than a year ago. Letter Kenny S9, here I come!

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        Most recent episode of Falcon and Winter Soldier was very very good. Really interested to see what happens with the cameo they had near the end of episode 3.

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        Mayans:

        Couple of big time turns here…Ignacio/Miguel having a sit-down. The final scene with EZ of course. And the loose end with the Mexican gang leader…

        Gonna be an intense rest of the season.

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          As usual, the Ken Burns Hemingway doc is phenomenal. He may have had one of the most amazing lives of any person in history but he was also quite the a**hole.

          I was particularly surprised by the amazingly mean letters people wrote to each other in the 40s and 50s, telling each other very eloquently and specifically their issues with each other.

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          Falcon and Winter Soldier continues to be fantastically well done. Really really loving this.

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            Falcon and Winter Soldier continues to be fantastically well done. Really really loving this.

            I continue to be enamored with Daniel Brühl’s work. He’s just so damn good in everything I see him in, and this is no exception.

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            I haven’t started watching Exterminate All The Brutes yet on HBO, but so far the reviews have been fantastic and I am intrigued enough to start it up.

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            Beauner wrote:


            Falcon and Winter Soldier continues to be fantastically well done. Really really loving this.

            I continue to be enamored with Daniel Brühl’s work. He’s just so damn good in everything I see him in, and this is no exception.

            Yep. As usual, Marvel hit an absolute home run with his casting as Baron Zemo. He’s just so good.

            I also LOVE the casting choice for John Walker.

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            I haven’t started watching Exterminate All The Brutes yet on HBO, but so far the reviews have been fantastic and I am intrigued enough to start it up.


            Starting watching it this evening. I would say “uncomfortable and intense” is an understatement.

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              Beauner wrote:


              Falcon and Winter Soldier continues to be fantastically well done. Really really loving this.

              I continue to be enamored with Daniel Brühl’s work. He’s just so damn good in everything I see him in, and this is no exception.

              Ep 4 really kicked it into gear

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                Karlsson wrote:


                Beauner wrote:


                Falcon and Winter Soldier continues to be fantastically well done. Really really loving this.

                I continue to be enamored with Daniel Brühl’s work. He’s just so damn good in everything I see him in, and this is no exception.

                Yep. As usual, Marvel hit an absolute home run with his casting as Baron Zemo. He’s just so good.

                I also LOVE the casting choice for John Walker.

                Yeah, picking Kurt Russell’s kid is pretty much perfect. :mrgreen:

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                Jamie Foxx normally nails it out of the park, but I tried his Netflix sitcom Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! and oh Lordy is it bad. I gave it 10 minutes and there’s no way you could convince me to give it another try.

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                It has a 4.2 on IMDB I wouldn’t have even given it a shot

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                  Jamie Foxx normally nails it out of the park, but I tried his Netflix sitcom Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! and oh Lordy is it bad. I gave it 10 minutes and there’s no way you could convince me to give it another try.

                  I was showed the preview after a movie and it was so bad II thought it was supposed to be bad.

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                  I watched S1 (5 episodes) of BBC’s Line of Duty (now available on Netflix streaming) and it was brilliant through the first 3, but the plot became ridiculously convoluted by E4 and the wrap up in E5 wasn’t much better. I liked it enough to give S2 a try but if they don’t tighten it up a bit I’ll drop off quickly.

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                  This Is A Robbery (Netflix streaming):

                  March 18, 1990, 13 works of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Guards admitted two men posing as police officers responding to a disturbance call, and the thieves tied the guards up and looted the museum.

                  Interesting crime doc. I can’t say it’s riveting edge-of-your-seat, but it’s worthy of some attention, because how it happened is so bizarre. Elements of hacks/rookies, yet elements of professional crooks. Plus, the insulated nature of Boston neighborhoods (20 people on the scene, none of them saw or heard anything, for example), lots of plausible theories, and zero answers.

                  4 episodes, each about 45-50 minutes in length, so not a bad time killer at all. I’d say if you’re up in the air about what to watch, give this one a go.

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                  I liked that one but felt it could have been reduced in length by half.

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                  I liked that one but felt it could have been reduced in length by half.

                  Yes and no. It should have been a holy crap detailed 6-7 ep, or as you say, cut it in half. There were some jumps in the story where they left out some connections. Like, “wait, how did THIS person get involved?”

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                    Just finished the Serpent on Netflix. Highly recommend this mini-series and it is based on the crimes of serial killer Charles Sobhraj. I thought it was a great mystery show to get into.

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                    Just finished the Serpent on Netflix. Highly recommend this mini-series and it is based on the crimes of serial killer Charles Sobhraj. I thought it was a great mystery show to get into.

                    On the fence about that one. Good to know! :dup:

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                    Mayans:

                    Couple of big time turns here…Ignacio/Miguel having a sit-down. The final scene with EZ of course. And the loose end with the Mexican gang leader…

                    Gonna be an intense rest of the season.

                    I can’t say the spoiler, so I’ll hide it…..sh*s getting real. This series is definitely getting away from the Sutter influence. Huge change in the last couple of weeks. I say this because it’s not really personal drama anymore. It IS pure chapter/club stuff. The bigger picture. For the SOA fans, it’s not about the same angle as Jax and his demons, or Clay and his past. This is on a larger scale.

                    [hide]Intra-organization beefs, lines drawn, some semi-major characters in peril…hoo boy. [/hide]

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                    I just started watching Mayans a couple weeks ago and have binged it all the way to the current episode. Things are definitely reaching a boiling point across the board. I agree that this isn’t about one character and their demons, this show is about each character though EZ gets the focus it is really all about each character and their story. I have found that I enjoy Mayans more than SOA, much less suspension of disbelief.

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                    I just started watching Mayans a couple weeks ago and have binged it all the way to the current episode. Things are definitely reaching a boiling point across the board. I agree that this isn’t about one character and their demons, this show is about each character though EZ gets the focus it is really all about each character and their story. I have found that I enjoy Mayans more than SOA, much less suspension of disbelief.


                    I agreed with your last sentence until this week. Never would a club battle charter vs. charter. What was shown in the last episode is beyond the realm of possibility.

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                    g-manpuck wrote:


                    I just started watching Mayans a couple weeks ago and have binged it all the way to the current episode. Things are definitely reaching a boiling point across the board. I agree that this isn’t about one character and their demons, this show is about each character though EZ gets the focus it is really all about each character and their story. I have found that I enjoy Mayans more than SOA, much less suspension of disbelief.


                    I agreed with your last sentence until this week. Never would a club battle charter vs. charter. What was shown in the last episode is beyond the realm of possibility.

                    Um………….they do. NOT very often, but they do.

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                    I think that this storyline was caused because Alvarez left, if he was still a Mayan this wouldn’t happen. Like Bishop said…”this three king thing isn’t working out”

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                    I think that this storyline was caused because Alvarez left, if he was still a Mayan this wouldn’t happen. Like Bishop said…”this three king thing isn’t working out”

                    And overall, Sutter (writer/co-creator) left. Not too much cartel/Agent Potter stuff lately.

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                    g-manpuck wrote:


                    I think that this storyline was caused because Alvarez left, if he was still a Mayan this wouldn’t happen. Like Bishop said…”this three king thing isn’t working out”

                    And overall, Sutter (writer/co-creator) left. Not too much cartel/Agent Potter stuff lately.

                    Thank gawd on the Potter absence…that is a character from SOA is waaay over the top. The Galindo angle I didn’t mind until this season because Miguel has turned into a spazz but sooner or later he is going to return that call from the medical examiner to start that storyline I would imagine.

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                    There’s still a bit of suspension of disbelief required, but S4 of Line of Duty was by far the best one so far!

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                    I will admit to watch SOA. Way way way over the top on MC ” badness” in my civilian opinion.

                    I like motorcycles so for me I wanted to see riding scenes vs crimes being committed.

                    I’ve never really watched “Mayans” & that has to do with me not being into Softails, lowered bikes, & fish tail pipes.

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                    Falcon and Winter Soldier was really really well done. Touches on some poignant issues, sets up some very interesting future plots (especially the post-credit scene of the finale), and was just very entertaining, IMO.

                    I’ve always been a fan of Anthony Mackie as an actor, but he absolutely killed it in this series in a way that was both enjoyable (his banter with Bucky in many scenes is great) and also pretty emotional at other times.

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                    The Rube wrote:


                    g-manpuck wrote:


                    I think that this storyline was caused because Alvarez left, if he was still a Mayan this wouldn’t happen. Like Bishop said…”this three king thing isn’t working out”

                    And overall, Sutter (writer/co-creator) left. Not too much cartel/Agent Potter stuff lately.

                    Thank gawd on the Potter absence…that is a character from SOA is waaay over the top. The Galindo angle I didn’t mind until this season because Miguel has turned into a spazz but sooner or later he is going to return that call from the medical examiner to start that storyline I would imagine.

                    IMO, I think the sit-down with Pops will re-focus Galindo. Overall, I think this co-writer/whatever is closing up the storylines that Sutter helped (or maybe solo-created) by doing things like that. The more I think about it, Sutter wanted a cartel/revolutionaries show, with the Mayans simply as a catalyst. The other guy wanted a Mayans show, and wanted to deal with the organization and chapter issues within said organization, with some allowances on what they deal with, what they face. A tighter focus, if you will.

                    As for Blade’s point, I agree that SOA focused more on the bad-assness, and the individual’s drama. There was a telling quote in this last ep, when EZ was talking to Steve The Prospect: it’s about destroying your ego, so you put your actions for the greater good of the group. Paraphrasing, but along those lines. Also, the “three kings don’t work.” I think that was a subtle shot at Sutter. Sutter was in it for his own vision, not everyone’s vision of what this show should be.

                    The first 2 seasons, we have the cartel, the revolutionaries, and the Mayans. The “three kings don’t work.” ;) Now, it’s the Mayans time to be king (as the main focus of the show).

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                    I will admit to watch SOA. Way way way over the top on MC ” badness” in my civilian opinion.

                    I like motorcycles so for me I wanted to see riding scenes vs crimes being committed.

                    I’ve never really watched “Mayans” & that has to do with me not being into Softails, lowered bikes, & fish tail pipes.


                    Bite your tongue.

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                    I don’t like the monkey bars. I can’t see how that is comfortable.

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                    Bladepuller wrote:


                    I will admit to watch SOA. Way way way over the top on MC ” badness” in my civilian opinion.

                    I like motorcycles so for me I wanted to see riding scenes vs crimes being committed.

                    I’ve never really watched “Mayans” & that has to do with me not being into Softails, lowered bikes, & fish tail pipes.


                    Bite your tongue.

                    Hey, I now own a Softail TC Springer that was an 88 before the camshoe issue caused a rebuild for Shaggy. I know it was fast, FOR A HARLEY, when he ran away from my bagger leaving Grandy. Build sheet says “stroker crank” but I think a broken lodged ring cuz she don’t spin over. WTH. I needed another project.

                    Apes, fishtails, and a softy. :biggrin2:

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                    g-manpuck wrote:


                    The Rube wrote:


                    g-manpuck wrote:


                    I think that this storyline was caused because Alvarez left, if he was still a Mayan this wouldn’t happen. Like Bishop said…”this three king thing isn’t working out”

                    And overall, Sutter (writer/co-creator) left. Not too much cartel/Agent Potter stuff lately.

                    Thank gawd on the Potter absence…that is a character from SOA is waaay over the top. The Galindo angle I didn’t mind until this season because Miguel has turned into a spazz but sooner or later he is going to return that call from the medical examiner to start that storyline I would imagine.

                    IMO, I think the sit-down with Pops will re-focus Galindo. Overall, I think this co-writer/whatever is closing up the storylines that Sutter helped (or maybe solo-created) by doing things like that. The more I think about it, Sutter wanted a cartel/revolutionaries show, with the Mayans simply as a catalyst. The other guy wanted a Mayans show, and wanted to deal with the organization and chapter issues within said organization, with some allowances on what they deal with, what they face. A tighter focus, if you will.

                    As for Blade’s point, I agree that SOA focused more on the bad-assness, and the individual’s drama. There was a telling quote in this last ep, when EZ was talking to Steve The Prospect: it’s about destroying your ego, so you put your actions for the greater good of the group. Paraphrasing, but along those lines. Also, the “three kings don’t work.” I think that was a subtle shot at Sutter. Sutter was in it for his own vision, not everyone’s vision of what this show should be.

                    The first 2 seasons, we have the cartel, the revolutionaries, and the Mayans. The “three kings don’t work.” ;) Now, it’s the Mayans time to be king (as the main focus of the show).

                    I have may spoken too soon about Galindo, in a way. /Obi-Wanreference

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                    Well…Miguel took that call. Turns out though, his Mom was the spazz…stirring the pot from beyond.

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                    Well…Miguel took that call. Turns out though, his Mom was the spazz…stirring the pot from beyond.

                    Convince Galindo of that. And if he learns the truth, Papa Reyes is in trouble…As in SOA, no one is a good person in this show (as for main characters). It’s a matter of levels of bad/not-as-bad/etc. That being said, I think Galindo is less bad than quite a few other characters. But now I fear he will become worse.

                    Related, the fat Mayan trying to get with Nails…he’s one of the better ones. The last couple of episodes have really developed that character.

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                    g-manpuck wrote:


                    Well…Miguel took that call. Turns out though, his Mom was the spazz…stirring the pot from beyond.

                    . That being said, I think Galindo is less bad than quite a few other characters. But now I fear he will become worse.

                    Related, the fat Mayan trying to get with Nails…he’s one of the better ones. The last couple of episodes have really developed that character.

                    I will definitely agree that Miguel is going to start walking down a bad path, and I think that Alvarez will gladly walk down that path with him.

                    The Angel, Nails, and Hank storyline will be interesting to watch. I agree that Hank is one of the more honorable Mayans but I could see his interest in Nails being an issue with Angel.

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                    W Kamau Bell’s “United Shades Of America” new season started tonight on CNN. Subject: Policing In America.

                    I am a big fan of him and his show. He forces conversations, no matter how uncomfortable, without really rabble-rousing the masses. It’s an intelligent, well-thought-out presentation each episode. Highly HIGHLY recommend.

                    Bonus: very interactive convo w/him and the followers on the Tweeter Machine, generally very respectful comments and discussion, not argumentative (there are a couple strays, there are always some of those).

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                    W Kamau Bell’s “United Shades Of America” new season started tonight on CNN. Subject: Policing In America.

                    I am a big fan of him and his show. He forces conversations, no matter how uncomfortable, without really rabble-rousing the masses. It’s an intelligent, well-thought-out presentation each episode. Highly HIGHLY recommend.

                    Bonus: very interactive convo w/him and the followers on the Tweeter Machine, generally very respectful comments and discussion, not argumentative (there are a couple strays, there are always some of those).

                    Look, I’m sorry in advance, I love The Rube 99.9 percent of the time. However, if GPL wants to smartly steer clear of politics, remove this. I live in an affected city and I am in no mood to discuss what destroyed my city and why I’m seriously considering leaving MN.

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                    W Kamau Bell’s “United Shades Of America” new season started tonight on CNN. Subject: Policing In America.

                    I am a big fan of him and his show. He forces conversations, no matter how uncomfortable, without really rabble-rousing the masses. It’s an intelligent, well-thought-out presentation each episode. Highly HIGHLY recommend.

                    Bonus: very interactive convo w/him and the followers on the Tweeter Machine, generally very respectful comments and discussion, not argumentative (there are a couple strays, there are always some of those).

                    Look, I’m sorry in advance, I love The Rube 99.9 percent of the time. However, if GPL wants to smartly steer clear of politics, remove this. I live in an affected city and I am in no mood to discuss what destroyed my city and why I’m seriously considering leaving MN.

                    If it needs to be removed, I have no issue with that. I posted my post very carefully, so as not to state any opinion about where I stand. I simply wish to express that it is an intelligent show, that is worth watching.

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                      The Rube wrote:


                      W Kamau Bell’s “United Shades Of America” new season started tonight on CNN. Subject: Policing In America.

                      I am a big fan of him and his show. He forces conversations, no matter how uncomfortable, without really rabble-rousing the masses. It’s an intelligent, well-thought-out presentation each episode. Highly HIGHLY recommend.

                      Bonus: very interactive convo w/him and the followers on the Tweeter Machine, generally very respectful comments and discussion, not argumentative (there are a couple strays, there are always some of those).

                      Look, I’m sorry in advance, I love The Rube 99.9 percent of the time. However, if GPL wants to smartly steer clear of politics, remove this. I live in an affected city and I am in no mood to discuss what destroyed my city and why I’m seriously considering leaving MN.


                      :roll:

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                      I will say there are MANY more posts on this site that walk the line and even cross the line of what would be considered a political post and they stay. I thought Rube’s was pretty neutral and discussed television and his opinion of the show and who produced it, not his opinion of the actual content of said show.

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                      I will say there are MANY more posts on this site that walk the line and even cross the line of what would be considered a political post and they stay. I thought Rube’s was pretty neutral and discussed television and his opinion of the show and who produced it, not his opinion of the actual content of said show.

                      There are a lot of shows out there that have some politics in them (South Park, anyone? :wink: ). When posters post specific personal views about said politics, that’s when the posts should be deleted. In general, one should be able to post that it’s a biting satire, or an intelligent presentation, or a flaming pile of dogsh*.

                      Of course SPECIFIC political talk shows should be exempt from this. The pure op-ed shows.

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                      The Rube wrote:


                      g-manpuck wrote:


                      Well…Miguel took that call. Turns out though, his Mom was the spazz…stirring the pot from beyond.

                      . That being said, I think Galindo is less bad than quite a few other characters. But now I fear he will become worse.

                      Related, the fat Mayan trying to get with Nails…he’s one of the better ones. The last couple of episodes have really developed that character.

                      I will definitely agree that Miguel is going to start walking down a bad path, and I think that Alvarez will gladly walk down that path with him.

                      The Angel, Nails, and Hank storyline will be interesting to watch. I agree that Hank is one of the more honorable Mayans but I could see his interest in Nails being an issue with Angel.


                      Well…..

                      And the one big moment in the ep…..DAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. You saw SOMETHING coming, but I didn’t think that. Wow.

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                      Well…..

                      And the one big moment in the ep…..DAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. You saw SOMETHING coming, but I didn’t think that. Wow.

                      Next week’s episode is going to be good…very good. There is a LOT going on now, I don’t where to start to think where things will go.

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                      Thirty-Four wrote:


                      The Rube wrote:


                      W Kamau Bell’s “United Shades Of America” new season started tonight on CNN. Subject: Policing In America.

                      I am a big fan of him and his show. He forces conversations, no matter how uncomfortable, without really rabble-rousing the masses. It’s an intelligent, well-thought-out presentation each episode. Highly HIGHLY recommend.

                      Bonus: very interactive convo w/him and the followers on the Tweeter Machine, generally very respectful comments and discussion, not argumentative (there are a couple strays, there are always some of those).

                      Look, I’m sorry in advance, I love The Rube 99.9 percent of the time. However, if GPL wants to smartly steer clear of politics, remove this. I live in an affected city and I am in no mood to discuss what destroyed my city and why I’m seriously considering leaving MN.

                      If it needs to be removed, I have no issue with that. I posted my post very carefully, so as not to state any opinion about where I stand. I simply wish to express that it is an intelligent show, that is worth watching.

                      Rube, I apologize. I read waaay too much into a post and overreacted. Thank you also to the mods and Jup for not following some bad advice.

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                      It’s all good, man. :)

                      And yes, next week’s Mayans…then…we have to wait until next season. The best/worst part of any series.

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                      I just started watching “Loudermilk” on Amazon Prime. It centers on Ron Livingston as “Sam Loudermilk, a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor with a bad attitude. Although he has his drinking under control, Loudermilk discovers that when your life is a mess, getting clean is the easy part.” I started watching it after realizing Brian Regan, one of my favorite comedians, is in the cast. I have to say I’m really enjoying this show. So funny. Loudermilk’s straight-forward communication style, especially as a substance abuse counselor just works. I’m only 4 episodes into Season 1 (season 3 just premiered not too long ago) but I’d highly recommend. Not as good as Ted Lasso (that has turned into my favorite “current” show right now), but definitely good.

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                      It’s all good, man. :)

                      And yes, next week’s Mayans…then…we have to wait until next season. The best/worst part of any series.


                      I have had to stay away while I caught up on Mayans. Finally did yesterday. Holy hell, is the last episode going to be 3 hours? Otherwise I feel like it will be a rush to tie up all the story lines.

                      Also, I think Marcus turns on Miguel. Just my gut. He was one of my favorites in SoA and always seems to be in a more honorable spot than everyone else.

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                      The Rube wrote:


                      It’s all good, man. :)

                      And yes, next week’s Mayans…then…we have to wait until next season. The best/worst part of any series.


                      I have had to stay away while I caught up on Mayans. Finally did yesterday. Holy hell, is the last episode going to be 3 hours? Otherwise I feel like it will be a rush to tie up all the story lines.

                      Also, I think Marcus turns on Miguel. Just my gut. He was one of my favorites in SoA and always seems to be in a more honorable spot than everyone else.

                      I dunno. Bishop made it pretty clear that Marcus wasn’t a Mayan anymore. I could see Marcus just walk away from it all. He’s savvy enough to avoid Galindo’s hit squad, I think. I don’t think they’ll tie up ALL the storylines…The one flaw in series like this…you know EZ is going to come out of it, somehow, since he’s the main focus of the series. Although, that would be one HELL of a twist, and then make Angel the main focus. HIS storyline is just as complex…

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