Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???

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I highly recommend the German sci-fi show "Dark" on Netflix! The show begins with the disappearance of a child in the small German town Winden, the disappearance of the child is quickly revealed to be linked to a "time travel portal" under the town's nuclear powerplant. It's an absolutely brilliant show with amazing actors, beautiful cinematography and a fascinating – albeit – complicated story filled to the brim with time-travel paradoxes. Subtitles are of course required; if you can't speak German that is.
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adhoc wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:23 pm I highly recommend the German sci-fi show "Dark" on Netflix! The show begins with the disappearance of a child in the small German town Winden, the disappearance of the child is quickly revealed to be linked to a "time travel portal" under the town's nuclear powerplant. It's an absolutely brilliant show with amazing actors, beautiful cinematography and a fascinating – albeit – complicated story filled to the brim with time-travel paradoxes.
Yeah, that one's engaging, but I think it's best to binge it since there is so much confusion about who is who and when is when.
Fortunately there's a wiki to help keep track of the "who", with mug shots of some characters at 2 or 3 different time periods - https://dark-netflix.fandom.com/wiki/Dark_Wiki
Subtitles are of course required; if you can't speak German that is.
I have to have the English audio track enabled AND english subtitles on.

The opening title scenes and theme music are very nice too. "Goodbye" by Apparat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqaVRQybdbQ
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Not a TV show, but a strong recommendation for those who can tolerate humour, satire, and catharsis. Go find a showing or buy a copy of Jojo Rabbit.

Imagine a tiny and inept Hitler Youth member called Jojo, with an imaginary friend called Adolph, who happens to be Hitler (yes, actually Hitler, for a change). Then there's the Jewish girl being hidden in the attic. I know, this sounds tasteless and offensive on so many levels. But hold your righteous anger as it will turn out to be misplaced; you'll be rewarded with a moving story that makes sense of horror via humour. Best movie I've seen in years.
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On the subject of subtitles, I've found that I can't ignore them when they're present. I seem to trust what I can read more than I trust what I can hear.

Years ago, when I lived in Portugal (and my hearing was still good), I went to one of the Star Wars films, in the original English with Portuguese subtitles. I caught myself, over and over again, busily reading the Portuguese subtitles!

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drmoss_ca wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:52 pm Not a TV show, but a strong recommendation for those who can tolerate humour, satire, and catharsis. Go find a showing or buy a copy of Jojo Rabbit.
I've got it bookmarked in Crave On Demand for future viewing.
Glad to hear a positive opinion about it.

Again on the topic of subtitles, for Japanese shows (anime, or live action) I prefer hearing the Japanese soundtrack while reading the English subtitles. After a while it's easy to get a sense of the mood of the speaker. I've picked up a few words and phrases (maybe 1 out of 100), but I'd be afraid to use them in front of a native Japanese speaker for fear of sounding like a 14-year old schoolgirl or something. :oops:
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John, I, too, like to view films while hearing the original languages.

In Spain, they dub (dubbed?) their films. I saw The Sting, with Robert Redford and Paul Newman speaking Spanish in strange voices.

In Portugal, they only dub children's movies. The rest get subtitles, which I prefer.

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jojo rabbit was film of the decade, but for reasons unknown got swamped out by parasite. Another very good show to watch ( I cant sit through the violence, but ex that factoid, brilliant) is nordsemen, and the shows im waiting for the most....great british bake off and 90 day fiance :D :D :D :D

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I just watched the trailer for Jojo Rabbit - it looks like a clever movie. I would probably be the only person in my house to like it, though.
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Just finished Jojo Rabbit.
It was great.
I thought that 11-year old Roman Griffin Davis who played Jojo was amazing. He nailed it. It reminded me of watching Dakota Fanning in War of the Worlds.
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Yes, sometimes the most horrible things can only be approached sideways, through humour. Then we may understand just a little of them. Maybe enough, maybe not, but we try.
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I’ve just watched the first two episodes of Van der Valk. This is a 2020 remake of the 1972 series. It’s a crime drama set in Amsterdam. I watched the original series right through when it came out in 1972. The current re-make is very good, but seems grittier and rougher than I remember.
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