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  1. NickC

    Better Call Saul!

    No tension? YMMV of course, but I'd say Hank and the twins, boxcutter and train heist were some of the most tense scenes/episodes in TV history.
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    Better Call Saul!

    The tension in BB wasn't in whether the characters would turn up next week (although in the last season, it was), it was in how each episode would pan out. So many incredible twists and turns. The writers were superb. BCS is great in other ways, but it's not got that particular quality of BB.
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    The Great British Bake Off

    It's a bit like vegetarian food though: it's taken decades to become truly mainstream, and in the top restaurants there is still a heavy emphasis on meat... but there's no denying that it's huge and that it has come a very long way in terms of both quality and taste. What I'm saying is: if the future is vegan we need to invest in it now by donating one GBBO episode per season.
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    The Great British Bake Off

    I thought it was an interesting week. Definitely a challenge for the participants. Jon was a dead man walking from the first task! Pity he's gone, seemed like a good dude. Funny how most of the cakes looked a bit sad on the showstopper The pavlovas looked lush though!
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Apologies if it's already been mentioned, but Guacamelee came out on Monday. If anyone didn't pick it up on the PS4, it's lovely. It's a Metroidvania with a very distinctive style, great level design, cracking music, an emphasis on combat combos, a lot of humour and 4 player co-op. At £12 it's a bargain.
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    Better Call Saul!

    Why did Kim
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    Venom (2018) - Boring. Silly. Funny.

    That would make an amazing quote for the poster.
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    Nintendo Switch

    Me too. Loved the sway of the ship. The precision movement. The 'which way is up?!' moments. The cracking music. And of course the Deathstar 'Let's get the fuck out of here!' moment when you ended each level.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    I genuinely think things are changing on that front. And I'm not saying that as a judgement, just an observation. Some people value commenting on things they don't like, perhaps moreso than they value commenting on things they do like. Negative comments have always been there of course, but it's the strength of feeling and sustained period of commentary that has changed, IMO.
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    Films that are good for the soul

    I've searched Netflix for most films mentioned in this thread. I only found Chef But I've started watching Chef and it's amazing!
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    But I didn't say that. I said that it wouldn't surprise me given that troll farms exist and we know about the sorts of subjects they target. That's the second time you've misrepresented something regarding this topic. On the previous page you mocked the article that started this conversation by dismissing something that the article didn't say in the first place. I'm not sure why you are doing this - maybe you just don't read things thoroughly - but you're wrong on both points.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    You think that Russian troll farms are conspiracy theory bullshit?
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    If you are ignorant on the way that Russian troll farms work, there are loads of articles and videos about it online. Look it up. But it’s slightly more complex that a shadowy group of people forcing a bunch of other people to change their minds about a subject. The aim of these groups is to identify political and cultural differences of opinion, and then as subtly as possible exploit them, to create social division. So they elevate niche views, support controversial views, try and pit two allies against each other, and add spice to a healthy and well-intentioned debate to create a more complex and heated debate. The beauty of it all is that people refuse to accept that they can be influenced by another party, so it’s something people are very happy to dismiss or deny. I couldn’t possibly have been influenced by a troll farm, some people think. But at some points, we probably all have been influenced by them, and we have no idea how it happened. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if reaction to The Last Jedi has been influenced by Russian troll farms. Star Wars is a major cultural touch point, why wouldn’t they use something like that? It’s certainly seen a lot of angry debate beyond the norm for this sort of movie.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    I only skim read it, but I believe that he analysed 967 tweets. There were 16 accounts that he reckoned were Russian trolls. Other accounts he thought were other types of trolls and bots.
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