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Aaron

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  1. Top Tier TV Shows

    What're the top tier TV shows you know of? I've watched a fair few recently (You, Castlevania, Westworld, The end of the fucking world, Bad boys). Maybe only Kingdom really impressed me. I thought to myself maybe I just don't like TV shows anymore. Maybe anime has ruined me for pacing, characterisation, plot complexity. Then I watched Chernobyl and I was instantly reminded of The Wire, Breaking Bad, Band of Brothers, Game of Thrones. Does anyone know of any other shows which reach those heights? As much as I thought Bad Boys et al were okay, my time is limited and I'd rather be watching shows which are the very best.
  2. Top Tier TV Shows

    so yeah mr robot is pretty epic
  3. MR ROBOT

    i just watched s04e07 i take it back for anyone that reads this, mr robot is most definitely up there with the best tv shows of all time and has the best rewatch value of any form of medium i've watched and deserves you to watch every single second of it with your full attention.
  4. MR ROBOT

    Also I think it surpasses breaking bad fairly comfortably. Cinematography is jaw dropping, the soundtrack is better, consequentialsm, the rewatch value is better, it feels a lot more realistic than breaking bad which always had a cartoony feel to its villain and plots.. However sadly I still think The Wire and The Sopranos are maybe a bit better although the sopranoes does have a really bad patch of weird episodes which Mr. Robot never has. TLDR the show is amazing. Actually by the end of season 4.. if it keeps going like this.. it'll probably be in my top 3 or top 2.. or top 1..
  5. MR ROBOT

    im on s04e02. i kinda watched this a bit half heartedly at times.. but yes its easily one of the best tv shows of all time upon reflection. s04 is really on steroids. the first 5 minutes of the first episode of season 4 and i was floored. i also found the plot/hacking at times a bit too confusing and a bit boring and difficult to follow but that could just be me, sometimes on my phone whilst watching it. I'm not sure if its as good as the sopranos or the wire though. its very plot-based, not character based IMO.. so the interactions don't feel as natural and as authentic as the top-tier dramas. however the story is tells is obviously phenomenal. I found season 1 a bit jarring cos everything seems VERY abstract. I sadly predicted the initial season 1 plot twist. I did find the fact they call the company 'evil corp' a bit weird... I havent' finished the show obviously but i really don't think they wrote wellick's entire transformation as a character very well at all. it seems to be like the flip of a switch he becomes this guy who has a hardon for elliot beyond all measure and wants to be a god.. he wasn't like that before at all imo. anyway i digress. amazing show. i don't think its perfect but its up there. and it might be THE most highest re-watch value of any TV show I've seen. Actually, no... it IS the highest rewatch value of any TV show I've seen, in that I think people HAVE to rewatch it to fully appreciate how excellent the writing is. Season 1 = good but I felt slightly disjointed, good plot twist but i guessed it sadly. Everything just felt very spread out.. Season 2 = slow to begin with but then mind blown with the plot twist. pacing very different but told a story very delicately and I loved it. Season 3 = awesome pacing, got a bit bored during possibly one of the best episodes of the show (.. 71 e corp facilities... I have no idea why.. just didn't hold my interest) but overall excellent Season 4 = only 2 episodes in and I already feel like this is going to be the best season of TV I've ever watched. I think if they wanted to improve the show, they could have done with more time to flesh out side characters. I liked a lot of them but they were fairly immemorable and one dimensional. Obviously time is of the essence and the main character like elliot requires a lot more screen time, but outside of s04e01, i was never really upset by the death toll.
  6. what are you doing with your life in 2020

    trying to rebuild body and social life after a lot of months working and doing not much else.
  7. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    re:zero is really kicking up the gears now :D honestly the depth of the mystery in this show is insane.
  8. Top 10 games of this generation?

    so pistol whip is fucking fun as fuck. if they could do a campaign and maybe like a bit stop and start dialoge.. somehow invent some cool boss fights.. this could be EPIC. by itself its still fucking awesome. persona 5 i also started. 1 dungeon and 2 mementos in and its ok. the storyline doesn't seem like anything extraordinary for a JRPG, the writing is ok, the social links all seem again a bit average. im not itching to find out whats happening next. the combat is cool but pretty basic (as far as i know, its just buff/attack/heal and the baton passes are cool as fuck to see). i like the whole how you capture the personas mechanic, but its a bit hard to really fall in love ur become attached with ur persona when i always execute mine within <2 hours. anyway, it seems good, but not amazing atm. i've read that the game really kicks off after the first or second dungeon. I'm tempted to start resident evil 2 alongside this game as i heard its pretty short.
  9. For me its BOTW RDR2 FE:TH GOW Bloodborne TLOU2 RE7VR Witcher 3 *insert relavant trails game* Divinity Original Sin 2
  10. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    I just think its really really good. Subaru is a very.. human character. He acts like how I imagine most people would act in his position; aka play the hero, then slowly realise they aren't a hero. I also like how tragic it is that he builds bonds with people throughout the resets but those bonds are one-sided, aka they don't remember him. Second season has been a drag in the first 3 episodes I watched though so I've dropped it until I have a good chunk to watch.
  11. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    so re:zero is fucking awesome. forgot how good it is and it is indeed good. it has to be in my top 10. im ashamed if i ever left it out.
  12. Top 10 games of this generation?

    not on sale, shall i still proceed to buy? VR wise I've taken 10 steps back since getting my Arendal speakers and 77'' CX OLED. kinda back to flat gaming now
  13. Top 10 games of this generation?

    As in games from PS4 conception date onwards.
  14. Top 10 games of this generation?

    Have you played through HLA? What did you think of it? I've only played 3 hours on my Index and I like it but I don't think its revolutinary for VR. I feel its a bit clunky, the mechanics for me aren't tight enough but I've played A LOT of other VR games so I have multiple points of fairly strict comparison. I actually think Boneworks (outside of story. narrative and graphical fidelity) is better as a VR game. still haven't played pistol wip. need to restart nier (which i absolutely loved) as i played through it on the highest difficulty and its INCREDIBLY poorly balanced (the random pigs/animals one-to-two shot you)... one shot you. going to start P5R next.
  15. What Anime Are You Watching Right Now?

    I'm rewatching Re:Zero as I remember fucking loving it but I've forgotten most of the characters and plot twists from season 1.
  16. weird things that bother you..

    any slight fault or imperfection with something new that is electronic which i've bought. e.g. i just felt my black satin speakers for any inconsistencies in the material used and found a very miniscule tiny bump.. which has now ticked off my ocd and asked retailer for a potential replacement. normally lasts for about a month before i dont care anymore.
  17. Recent Purchases Thread

    Adult purchases!! Impressed man! I've just bought: https://arendalsound.eu/tech-specs-1723-s-speakers/#1723-TOWER-S-SPECS (my parents want my current towers) https://arendalsound.eu/tech-specs-1723-s-speakers/#1723-MONITOR-S-SPECS (sold my current centre channel for 25% profit) https://arendalsound.eu/tech-specs-1723-s-speakers/#1723-SURROUND-S-SPECS (my parents strangely want these too, otherwise I have a buyer for 33% profit) Boiught these in black satin. Orgasmic levels of sound quality. Probably my end-game as-close-to-reference home cinema speakers I'll buy for the next 10 years. I am terrified to buy them, set them up in the current house, knowing I'm going to have to pack them up and move them in <6 months. Keeping an eye out for: 77'' OLED (only because my parents want my TV) This subwoofer: https://arendalsound.eu/tech-specs-1723-subwoofers/#1723-SUBWOOFER-2V-SPECS (my parents will take my monolith subwoofer) I've decided not to buy the latest RTX3080ti whenever it drops. I'm selling my Wii U, PS3, 2x Nintendo 3DS XL, a bunch of Wii U games and a Sony HW40ES. Hoping to get £700 for them. Coronavirus has really just made me think fuck it, buy wtf you want. Probably buying shit to fill the empty social void in my life tbh with covid as produced.
  18. Recent Purchases Thread

    77'' OLED sold out everywhere and not sure if NVIDIA GPUs will do 4k 4:4:4 120hz 10bit. Therefore gonna hold off on buying it until thats clarified as these 40gbps hdmi chipsets look annoying. Instead I sold my Sony HW40ES (well selling.. if anyone in the UK wants one I'll do you a fantastic deal for £425 w/3D glasses, PJ mount, PJ <300 hrs on lamp, Harmony paired remote) and bought an Epson 9400. Coupled with my Draper React 3 screen, it is AMAZING and I no longer am obsessed with getting an OLED. HDR on projection is surprisingly phenomenal, especially the ability to appreciate the more wider colour gamut as you can just appreciate the differences in shades far easier when the screen is 100 inches rather than 65. I also sold a bunch of shit in my house for £2000 (Oculus Quest, PS4, Alienware Monitor, G29 steering wheel and shifter, Wii U games, JDS atom amp, a DAC). I pretty much made money on most of what I sold which is what surprised me. Still gotta sell a Wii U, a few Wii U games, 2x 3DS XL, this HW40ES projector, Xenoblade chronicles 2 and then I'm fairly happy. Process of moving house is slow as fuck. Don't really know what to do in this financial climate re: COVID-19. When I move house, I'll hopefully one day buy a JVC projector (the throw distance and size of the PJ doesn't fit my current room). 120-150inch screen + JVC NX PJ with HDMI 2.1 would be balls deep amazing.
  19. Valve index

    I got bored last week so decided to buy a valve index as it was out of stock then came back in stock for a short while. Anyway it’s freaking epic. For anyone into VR get it. I’m returning my rift s. Still keeping the oculus quest. idk if I’m gonna get the time to actually play much on it but what I have played on it, it’s honestly sick.
  20. Valve index

    Crap man.. I’m happy to part with my 128gb model + charger + Mamut grips + usb c cable which does PCVR + 2 cases + lens protectors for 450 lol
  21. What was the last film you watched?

    Awesome film. Korean cinema is fanastic. I finished Parasite and Handmaiden recently too.
  22. Valve index

    im trying to sell a quest. if i was close i would have given u a great deal 2070S was the correct choice.
  23. What was the last film you watched?

    The Pianist 3.5/5 Powerful film but technically a bit rubbish. It had some very moving scenes but for a runtime of 150 minutes, I felt like it had a fair but of fluff which I could have done without. If this was one hour and a half and managed to pack in the same ammount of magic, I'd rate it an 4 or a 5. Se7en 3.5/5 This film was probably revolutionary and incredible back in the day and set the standard for dark storytelling. However, I've watched plenty of anime, horror films, and TV shows which have been made since then. Basically, I guessed roughly the ending halfway through the film when the killer doesn't kill Brad Pitt. I feel like a lot of this film was based on the emotional impact it'd have at the end, and it obviously didn't shock me as much since I'd guessed what would happen. Up 4.5/5 The first 5 minutes is probably some of the best, most beautiful, storytelling in cinematic history. The rest of it is fun, charming, beautiful and easygoing. It does this whilst having a main character of an old retired man and a young kid. It set out what it wanted to do to near perfection. It could have probably have tug at the heartstrings a bit more if it wanted to, but it kept everything in perspective which I liked to. I struggl to understand how this film is not more known mainstream wise as some of the best Pixar has produced. The Intouchables 5/5 Its an awesome film which explores a very intimate relationship between two men from opposite lives. For what it wants to do, I feel its pretty perfect. Could be a 9, 9.5, 10... whatever score I give it, I think everyone should watch it. Memories of a Murder 5/5 Now this was fantastic. A thriller done right with a gut wrenching ending. Knowing its based on real life events just makes the film even more scary. Justice League Flashpoint Paradox 5/5 Oh god, if this was done as a live action film, it would be the best superhero film ever made.
  24. Top Tier TV Shows

    Completed the Sopranos. Was EXCELLENT. I got bored a bit in season 5 and half of season 6. Ton'y long lost incarcerated cousin came into the story, totally out of place. Was weird when they had so many other characters they could have used. Watched a new episode of Curb your enthusiasm and surprisingly.. didn't enjoy it. I think maybe my humour has changed a bit. I found the writing EXTREMELY smart. How he opens up like 10 plot threads during the first 10 minutes and weaves them all into the end is great; top tier writing.. but I think I'm just a bit over comedies. Will now start Mr. Robot as per instruction here but I'm trying to work through a few films before I dedicate myself to a new TV show
  25. what are you doing with your life in 2020

    Just finished working 12 of 13 days at work. Out of 13 days, worked 12 of them and 6 were 13 hour shifts. I have a set of nights coming up this week (4 of them) then I should be averaging working 3-4 days a week after that.
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