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I've seen Squid Game, but not Dexter.  I really liked Squid Game, but I had to watch it in Korean with English subtitles.  I tried first with the English dub and it was so distractingly bad.  It took too much away from the emotion conveyed by the actors.

 

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34 minutes ago, Artemis said:

I tried first with the English dub and it was so distractingly bad.  It took too much away from the emotion conveyed by the actors.

I agree with you -- it's better to hear the original actor's voices.  I prefer subtitles regardless of whether they're in English for a foreign-language movie or vice versa.

 

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On 3/7/2022 at 1:50 PM, Artemis said:

I really liked Squid Game, but I had to watch it in Korean with English subtitles.  I tried first with the English dub and it was so distractingly bad.  It took too much away from the emotion conveyed by the actors.

 

Oh yes, I watched the original language too with subtitles, and cringed very hard when I saw the clip of the English dub one of the first game. It's so different!

I wasn't aware with the series until the hype was almost gone, but seen so many memes around and decided to get to it instead of being spoiled.

The other Korean show that I watch (still like to rewatch) and love is The Genius. Why nobody sees it???!! I need to talk about it!

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On 3/6/2022 at 6:08 PM, Artemis said:

I watched that one when it aired, and quite enjoyed it.

I haven't been able to find a single thing worth my time lately.  Season 2 of "Resident Alien" started in January, and I am dreadfully disappointed.  It is not funny or even interesting anymore at all.  The writing is lazy, aimless and senseless.  The dialogue is weird.  The characters are unlikable.  The acting is annoying.  The humor is cringey.  It is stuffed with boring subplots that go nowhere and have absolutely no bearing on the main character or storyline, whatever that's supposed to be.  There is no story.  There's practically no alien.  He hardly gets any screen time anymore.  It's actually awful.  I really had fun watching the first season (in spite of some cringey humor there too), so I've been suffering through season 2, hoping for a change.  But after the horror show that was episode 3, I'm ready to throw in the towel.  I've never seen a show jump the shark so quickly and inexplicably.  It's sad, it had so much potential.

Guess I'm back to shuffling through my streaming services, hoping to land on a hidden gem.

 

Even though I have Hulu and Amazon Prime, I spend most of my time aimlessly scrolling though YouTube videos every night.  My concentration seems to be shot.  I will begin a show or a movie and I either doze off after 20 minutes or I get bored and revert to YT or Facebook.  Among an alleged wealth of choices . . .nothing appeals. I've taken to looking up old favorites available for free on YouTube like Foyle's War and Midsomer Murders.  I tell myself every month I need to cancel the streaming because I'm certainly not getting my money's worth.

Recently I re-watched a series I had purchased a couple of years ago--the Japanese HBO Asia "Miss Sherlock".  Made with care and innovation by a team that obviously knows their Holmes canon, this contemporary adaptation with an all-female detective duo translates remarkably well.  The edgy short format feels like "Elementary" but the partnership in that show never gelled for me.  The crafting of the stories in "Miss Sherlock" as well as the chemistry among the cast feels more like the BBC Sherlock.  It's the best of both recent adaptation predecessors, with a uniquely Japanese twist.  Tragically, Yuko Tameuchi (Sherlock) took her own life in 2020 so there will be no more Miss Sherlock forthcoming.  

 

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On 3/7/2022 at 12:02 AM, Van Buren Supernova said:

Anyone watches Squid Game and Dexter New Blood?

I watched the first episode of Dexter: New Blood since it was available for free.  I was not impressed.  I really loved the original show until it went off the rails in the final season.  It might sound weird, considering that I was rooting for Dexter all along, but if he had died in the finale saving his loved ones, I could have said that was the best possible ending for him.  I find that I just simply do not care now what happens because I had already killed him off in my mind.

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On 3/25/2022 at 10:48 PM, Hikari said:

I watched the first episode of Dexter: New Blood since it was available for free.  I was not impressed.  I really loved the original show until it went off the rails in the final season.  It might sound weird, considering that I was rooting for Dexter all along, but if he had died in the finale saving his loved ones, I could have said that was the best possible ending for him.  I find that I just simply do not care now what happens because I had already killed him off in my mind.

If you watch the whole season, I'd love to hear your take.

For me, I just binged season 1-8 not too long ago, maybe it helps because I was not as disappointed as others. To me, Season 1 and 2 is the best though.

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On 4/22/2022 at 11:55 PM, Van Buren Supernova said:

If you watch the whole season, I'd love to hear your take.

For me, I just binged season 1-8 not too long ago, maybe it helps because I was not as disappointed as others. To me, Season 1 and 2 is the best though.

I agree.  Season 2 with 'Lila' was particularly good.  

The reason we love Dexter is because, apart from his homicidal tendencies, he tries to be a good citizen.  When Lila was stealing lawn ornaments from people's yards, Dex was soo uncomfortable.  He can plan a meticulous knife murder, dismemberment and body disposal but he would never be all right with stealing stuff from people's yards.  Dexter is only a danger to murderers--to the innocent, particularly women & children, he is he ultimate bodyguard.

After the shocking finale of Season 4 (and its outstanding guest villain) the show started to go downhill.  Season 5 was moderately interesting, with Lumen (and Jonny Lee Miller as the villain) but after that I really struggled to like anything that was going on.  

"Dexter"'s strength was its ensemble cast and I don't think the new show can compete on that level, but it might be interesting to see 'Harrison' grown up.  

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