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Re: Netflix junkie

Post by jacksonm2 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:41 pm

Watched the whole season of "Diagnosis" last night. Had to get past the fact that it was produced by the New York Times but I thought it was about as good as "reality TV" gets. It's basically a non-fiction version of "House" and the female doctor who wrote for the Times was actually a consultant on that show.

All 7 episodes were moving and fascinating but if I had to recommend only one it would be the one about the Iraq war veteran looking for a reason why inflammation was slowly destroying his brain and taking all of his memories with it. The most amazing part of the story was how long it took to associate his condition with with his service in Iraq when, in fact, it is a condition common to approximately 1/3 of all Iraq war veterans.
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Re: Netflix junkie

Post by dualstow » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:11 pm

Wow, sounds interesting. Depressing, but worth a try. Netflix?
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Post by dualstow » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:35 pm

‘The Laundromat’ - I never knew the Panama Papers could be so much fun.
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Re: Netflix junkie

Post by Xan » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:49 pm

dualstow wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:35 pm
‘The Laundromat’ - I never knew the Panama Papers could be so much fun.
Boy did that get preachy right at the end.
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Re: Netflix junkie

Post by dualstow » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:29 am

Xan wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:49 pm
dualstow wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:35 pm
‘The Laundromat’ - I never knew the Panama Papers could be so much fun.
Boy did that get preachy right at the end.
I think they earned it O0
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Re: Netflix junkie

Post by Xan » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:00 am

dualstow wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:29 am
Xan wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:49 pm
dualstow wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:35 pm
‘The Laundromat’ - I never knew the Panama Papers could be so much fun.
Boy did that get preachy right at the end.
I think they earned it O0
I'm not sure that's true... The story is a fascinating one, but I'm not sure it supports their final thesis. The villain of the main story is the fraudulent insurance salesman in Houston, who sold policies without any ability to back them up. The film made him such a tiny piece of the puzzle that we never even saw him, but really that's where things went off the rails, not with the offshore companies.
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Re: Netflix junkie

Post by dualstow » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:58 am

You didn't like it overall?
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Re: Netflix junkie

Post by Xan » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:01 am

dualstow wrote:
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You didn't like it overall?
Oh, no, I did. Entertaining and informative. Just a bit misleading in that regard, I thought.
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Post by vnatale » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:07 pm

Finished watching Breaking Bad last night (for the first time).

I think it took about a month to watch them all?

I was led to it by the movie, which did not make a lot of sense to me in parts because I had no background or context for it.

Last night I rewatched the movie within 15 seconds after the series ended. Made far more sense this time around.

Did anyone else notice that the Todd character seemed to have put on about 50 pounds? So, the movie was expanding upon some of the scenes in the series but the character looked at least 50 pounds heavier for the same time period. It looked like he'd put on a ton of weight in the intervening five or so years.

Jesse also seemed heavier. And, his beard was definitely longer from the end scene of the series which was the beginning scene of the movie.

Jane, though, looked remarkably the same even though there was a ten year difference between her dying in season 2 and then being in this movie.

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Re: Netflix junkie

Post by dualstow » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:52 pm

Regarding Jesse Plemon’s (Todd’s) weight, he had to gain a lot of weight for Fargo and, I think, other roles.
Great actor. I love him in one episode of Black Mirror, too.

As for Aaron Paul (Jesse), his weight might just be the result of success. O0
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Re: Netflix junkie

Post by Tortoise » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:41 pm

dualstow wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Regarding Jesse Plemon’s (Todd’s) weight, he had to gain a lot of weight for Fargo and, I think, other roles.
When he was thinner, he kind of looked like Matt Damon. Now he looks more like he ate Matt Damon.
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