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  1. kensei

    Doctor Who

    Matt's second series started with The Impossible Astronaunt double, which was great, but also included Let's Kill Hitler and The Wedding of River Song. That series was totally all over the place. It settles with Clara's first half series, for me which was a consistent if not spectacular run of episodes, and Day of the Doctor was very good. Time of the Doctor was dire, and Capaldi's needed a series to bed in, but don't really get the issue with his latter two. The doubles work well in series 9 and if it leads to some continuity heavy stuff at the end, Heaven Sent is blindingly good. Series 9nisnt really continuity heavy a multi Master episode is a parting gift to fans. I'd take those two.over say, Series 2 any day. Still need to figure out watching this series. But it turns out I've got a year anyway now.
  2. kensei

    Doctor Who

    How the fuck is the BBC unable to make 10-12 episodes of its most popular shows every single year. I get that Who has some unique challenges, but it can't be beyond the wit of man especially when you look at what Netflix pull off. It's been a problem since Season 6. And what is this "there hasn't been a great series since 2012" nonsense. Both of Capaldi's last two series were very good, while still including contractually obliged stinkers (Moooooooooon eeeegggggggg). The show is the most up and down on TV. I suspect Rose tinted specs if you think 1-5 we're any better.
  3. kensei

    Daredevil - TV Series

    They can't. Because as soon as there is any money in streaming, we get everyone pulling into their own services. Netflix needs to produce its own content - and really good, desirable content at that - if it wants to survive. Technology won't be enough. The odds and ends of other content providers won't be enough. This is certain to cause a renewed explosion of piracy. That and market forces will probably force consolidation to 2-3 main services the market can support.
  4. kensei

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Having read more about it, it is even worse. It essentially chops the Europa League in two, essentially hiving off all the weaker leagues into the Europa League 2 competition. And thus UEFA, who should be trying to develop European football by pumping money into weaker setups, traps them in being shit and/or feeder leagues forever. They also have the cretinous "knocked out teams can drop a competition". On both the Champions League and Europa League 1, thus potentially making the Europa, League almost as tedious as the Champions League. Chelsea have a benefactor with more money than some countries, and earn more off Premiership rights than most teams in Europe do from all revenue. They should be rejoicing at the chance to get some fans that wouldn't normally get there in the doors. I really hate the capitalist hell hole modern football has become.
  5. kensei

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Who in God's name wants this?
  6. kensei

    Daredevil - TV Series

    Aye, I think it'll be a reboot. Or maybe MCU for some if the are lucky. Iron Fist was generally a missed opportunity but a lot of the others were really well done. Shame they couldn't do another defenders of some one off movie length episodes to the up loose threads.
  7. kensei

    Anime

    So I have a month of Amazon Prime because I didn't manage to.dodgy the million trial prompts while Christmas shopping. I pulled a random anime "Chivalry of a Failed Knight" and while it's moderately entertaining, there's a full on incest subplot. Plus it has the usual shots that could be pulled from a hentai. Is this stuff just standard now?
  8. kensei

    Daredevil - TV Series

    Ah crap. I've not got round to watching this yet, so I'm part of the problem. But it's going to be years before we see another Daredevil series anywhere near as good. I assume it's the rights. I'd not be surprised if there's been a drop off, but they aren't making that many series if they weren't doing big numbers. Maybe they could get the Kingpin into the films, even tines down a bit. Pleeeeeaaasse.
  9. kensei

    Anime

    Both are up there. I love the original. It's well paced, the brother's relationship is very strong, and I like how the homunucli are created play into the themes. The movies after are bad. Seven Deadly Sins is like eating cotton candy. I caned the second season in about a day and a half. The power level stuff is a godawful story telling device, but it does it so well (Escanor's "Says who?" is incredible) and the action is pretty great. The sexual assault and barely disguised paedophilia tho. Sort yourself, out Japan.
  10. kensei

    Nintendo Switch

    Some articles about discussing how Nintendo could improve it for the switch. I think we all know Nintendo won't even bother to fix the thing where the annoying item descriptions come up when you collect every time you reload the game. Still want, though. The graphics on the Wii looked a little blurry, a HD port could be really nice.
  11. kensei

    Doctor Who

    Or ???? since we can't be entirely sure if the Doctor is lying or not and the age reversed between the old and new series.
  12. I think a vision of WW2 is an interesting motovation. I thought the additional evil layered on, up to and including actually weakened Grindelwand overall as an interesting protagonist.
  13. kensei

    Doctor Who

    I think the objection is that the Doctor "doesn't believe" in something he met. If I remember that episode he was disbelieving as to the nature of the big horned dude at the time that was never really resolved. I'd say it's the correct interpretation that he didn't believe it was really Satan. That said, it's a throwaway line. There's probably a variation that throws in fan service while making no difference to the plot or new viewers. That's where I think fan service probably should be placed, rather than the thing shows do where everyone is connected to everyone else.
  14. kensei

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Given that we're utterly shite no matter who takes over, my main hope for his second stint is that adds to this https://www.balls.ie/football/mick-mccarthy-gifs-109654 The Twitter quote is brilliant.
  15. kensei

    Football Thread 2018/19

    C'mon, Italia 90 is where it's at
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