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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:05 pm

Patrick McGroin wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:38 pm
No, not exactly. See, that's one thing I'm not clear on. Why does AP only include the first season of TV shows? I assumed if you wanted more you had to pay extra.
They're there. You just have to search season 2
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Post by Deschain13 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:18 pm

ThatDarnMKS wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:05 pm
They're there. You just have to search season 2
Or just go to season 1 and if season 2 is available there will be a tab.
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:23 pm

Deschain13 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Or just go to season 1 and if season 2 is available there will be a tab.
That's definitely in the app and newer streamers and I sometimes forget they did something logical. I often watch on an older smart TV and their interface used to, somehow, be even less intuitive and more terrible.
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Post by Wooley » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:14 pm

Patrick McGroin wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:38 pm
No, not exactly. See, that's one thing I'm not clear on. Why does AP only include the first season of TV shows? I assumed if you wanted more you had to pay extra.
I did not know that. Hm. Well, I guess you hook people and then have them pay for your content.
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Post by Takoma1 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:33 pm

There are some shows on Amazon where some seasons are free and other seasons you have to pay for by episode.

Some shows all of the seasons are free. I think it just depends on what kind of deals they have with the networks. For example, Hannibal, as it was airing, you had to pay for. But the previous seasons were then free. (So seasons 1 and 2 were free while season 3 aired). Just depends on the show.
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Post by Patrick McGroin » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:46 pm

ThatDarnMKS wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:05 pm
They're there. You just have to search season 2
You're right. I watch it on a smart TV, my laptop and I recently downloaded the app for my phone but on the TV the tab is hard to find. Thank you. I was starting to think it was a shameless money grab.
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:37 am

Patrick McGroin wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:46 pm
You're right. I watch it on a smart TV, my laptop and I recently downloaded the app for my phone but on the TV the tab is hard to find. Thank you. I was starting to think it was a shameless money grab.
All Prime shows are free for prime users. The only shows you have to pay for newer seasons are shows that aren't Prime originals and are currently airing on another network, similar to models that Vudu or iTunes use.
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Post by Patrick McGroin » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:52 am

ThatDarnMKS wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:37 am
All Prime shows are free for prime users. The only shows you have to pay for newer seasons are shows that aren't Prime originals and are currently airing on another network, similar to models that Vudu or iTunes use.
Yep. It made no sense whatsoever. Not much of an incentive to switch over from Netflix or Hulu. But then I figured it was just another conglomerate screwing people over simply because they could. Anyway, I'm definitely watching season 2 of The Boys.
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Post by Thief » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:08 pm

Takoma1 wrote:
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This is another one I gave up on after an episode or two.
I just saw the first episode. Liked it, but never went back for the rest. Weird cause this is pretty much up my alley (IT). I have it on my queue of "someday", so maybe one day.
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Post by Torgo » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:33 pm

Even though Netflix's Derry Girls is not a Stephen King-inspired series about witches who haunt Derry, Maine, I enjoyed it a lot. Instead, it's about a group of friends at a Catholic high school in Derry, Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the '90s. It's up there with What We Do in the Shadows and The Good Place as one of the funniest comedies on TV right now. As much as I like the friends and their camaraderie - easily-triggered mother of the group Clare being my favorite - it's Game of Thrones' Barristan Selmy actor Ian McElhinney as the curmudgeonly grandpa who made me laugh the most, especially whenever he's berating put-upon father Gerry. Speaking of What We Do in the Shadows, the series has its own energy vampire in long-winded Uncle Colm, whose rants recall Abe Simpson's classic "tied an onion to my belt" speech.
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Post by Deschain13 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:41 am

Pen15 is really good. Like really good. And very authentic. I can’t attest to being female but that’s exactly what being 13 in the year 2000 was like.
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Post by Thief » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:24 pm

I'm halfway through Season 1 of Daredevil and I think it's really good. Vincent D'Onofrio kills it as Kingpin.
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Post by Wooley » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:26 pm

Thief wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:24 pm
I'm halfway through Season 1 of Daredevil and I think it's really good. Vincent D'Onofrio kills it as Kingpin.
Truth.
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Post by Takoma1 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:29 pm

Deschain13 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:41 am
Pen15 is really good. Like really good. And very authentic. I can’t attest to being female but that’s exactly what being 13 in the year 2000 was like.
I believe I wrote about it a few pages back and, yes, it is really good.
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Post by Takoma1 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:25 pm

Okay, I've only seen one trailer and read one (glowing) paragraph of a review of it, but I'm getting kind of excited for Undone, the new series on Amazon.

Anyone in here watched it (in part or in whole) yet?
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Post by crumbsroom » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:07 pm

Torgo wrote:
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Here's the trailer for Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, which comes out this weekend.
Chicago Sun-Times gives it high praise, so I'm optimistic.

So is anyone watching this. Because I think I love it.
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Post by Jinnistan » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:28 am

crumbsroom wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:07 pm
So is anyone watching this. Because I think I love it.
I've been too scared! Look at that goddamn demon bird!

Seriously though, I've been very pleased with the reviews, but reflexively skeptical. I've been burned before, too many times. I want to believe. I don't want to be hurt again by the hype. Dark Crystal is a very special property for me. Please please please don't salt this soil.
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