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The Expendables: Favourite film?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. Bluesman Mark

    Bluesman Mark But I'm innocent! Swan stole my music & framed me!

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    My problems with that are I basically can't stand television, & I've discovered that for me, once I discover a character via books first, (& with Harry Bosch I lucked out & discovered him when the 1st novel came out in paperback), the shows & usually the movies as well, never match the vision of them that the books created for me. So I'm always disappointed by them. I prefer my fictional characters from the printed page to remain on the printed page.
     
  2. CoryS

    CoryS Forum Resident

    I'm waiting for the inevitable reboot with an all female cast.
     
  3. Brenald79

    Brenald79 @realsportsreporter

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    Even though Connelly wrote and created the tv series and was an executive producer?
     
  4. Bluesman Mark

    Bluesman Mark But I'm innocent! Swan stole my music & framed me!

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    Even though he's involved. They had to retcon Bosch in order to update the story to current times, so that's annoying, & I really don't watch TV. Plus I'd have to sign up for a streaming service to view it & since I don't watch TV I'd prefer not to do that.
     
  5. Brenald79

    Brenald79 @realsportsreporter

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    I find that very surprising to hear. I was a crime & mystery book junkie long before the peak tv era. To me all these amazing crime drama tv series are a crime & mystery book junkie’s dream come true.
     
  6. Bluesman Mark

    Bluesman Mark But I'm innocent! Swan stole my music & framed me!

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    Some of us just aren't into TV. I enjoy watching movies, but haven't much cared for TV shows in years.
     
  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    I don’t watch tv either, but I binge watch tv series’s in the past 10 years as long as there’s a dvd ( blu ray ) option.
     
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  8. Bluesman Mark

    Bluesman Mark But I'm innocent! Swan stole my music & framed me!

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    I've got my favorite shows of the past on DVD:

    M*A*S*H
    Sanford & Son
    The Rockford Files
    Justified
    Batman: The Animated Series
    Speed Racer
     
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  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    I’ve got a thread on what tv to watch .. Deadwood Lost Mad Men
     
  10. Bluesman Mark

    Bluesman Mark But I'm innocent! Swan stole my music & framed me!

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    Never seen any of them. Justified was the last show I actually watched. Before that it was 24.
     
  11. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    The Expendables II is in the poll lead.
    Thought I’d point it out. :D
     
  12. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

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    The first one.
     
  13. Brenald79

    Brenald79 @realsportsreporter

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    Is that God and Jesus Christ in your avatar?:D
     
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  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Anything to oblige. :)
     
  15. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Prefer Justified..
    But .. 24, was pretty good least first 3/4 seasons.
     
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  16. Bluesman Mark

    Bluesman Mark But I'm innocent! Swan stole my music & framed me!

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    24 was indeed very good.

    My problems with me sitting & watching TV are varied.

    Virtually every TV show simply annoys me in some form or another. If not immediately, the annoyance becomes cumulative with repeated viewings.

    I no longer have the patience to watch multiple episodes so the storyline can unfold.

    Any time I'm watching TV, I always feel like I'm wasting time that could be spent in pursuits I find more rewarding & enjoyable.

    Even though I understand that people find shows enjoyable, to me watching TV has always felt like a habit as much as anything else. And, I got out of the habit of watching TV several decades ago when I worked 2nd & 3rd shift for many years. I wasn't exposed to the latest "must see" shows, so I had no interest in or connection with them. I never really got back into the habit after that.
     
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  17. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Real time I stopped watching 1976. Started watching ( taping vhs) in the eighties .. ditto into the nineties. But didn’t record watch tv 1999- 2011... that’s when I started buying films / tv series ( so I had a decade of stuff to watch for the first time). Still don’t watch real time / or Netflix.
     
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