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William Hurt gave quite a memorable performance as well.
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Watch Goliath. Excellent show with William Hurt and Billy Bob Thornton. Try scrolling pass the beginning credits. Not fun.

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Just a note that season 2 of "Man in the High Castle" came out today (12/16). All 10 episodes available now, plus another 10 'behind the scenes' which are listed as episodes 11-20.
I'm finding it almost impossible these days to have the spare time to watch all that I'd like to watch .. it's a good problem to have, I suppose .. "Goliath" being one I've procrastinated on ..

"Man in the High Castle" resides at the top of the must see list, though ..
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I'm finding it almost impossible these days to have the spare time to watch all that I'd like to watch .. it's a good problem to have, I suppose .. "Goliath" being one I've procrastinated on ..

"Man in the High Castle" resides at the top of the must see list, though ..
After watching and really enjoying Goliath, I just couldn't get started on Castle. Only watched one episode, maybe I just need to try again.
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Man in the high castle doesn't get good until the end of the first season imo.

And there are a few slow episodes in the second.

But the ending of the second season really builds up and now my girlfriend and I can't wait until season 3 is available.
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After watching and really enjoying Goliath, I just couldn't get started on Castle. Only watched one episode, maybe I just need to try again.
With "Castle", I think it's a show you really have to buy into the premise first .. I'll watch about anything taken from Phillip K. Dick work .. I was born in 1944, and even at a fairly young age of 6 or 7, WW2 was still pretty fresh in folks minds, so that helped me get into it, I'm sure ..

It's a fantastical plot that had a possibility of reality .. and, it carries forward in some ways on "what if" based on the World we live in today ..

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We did our annual NYC holiday Broadway play binge and there it was near Times Square - a block long High Castle billboard with the Statue of Liberty giving the Nazi salute. It caused quite a stir but was marketing genius.

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Thats great. I swear people look for things to be mad about.
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I was born in 1944, and even at a fairly young age of 6 or 7, WW2 was still pretty fresh in folks minds, so that helped me get into it, I'm sure ..
I was almost 4 when Pearl Harbor was bombed. By wars end I had and often wore two military uniforms, Army and Navy. Each week I would bring 10 cents to school to go towards purchasing an $18.00 War Bond.

Like you I was and still am a big WWII film fan. My biggest hero was the British aviator Douglas Bader who was depicted in the film Reach for the Sky.
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Man in the high castle doesn't get good until the end of the first season imo.

And there are a few slow episodes in the second.

But the ending of the second season really builds up and now my girlfriend and I can't wait until season 3 is available.
I have a similar opinion. I found most of the first season extremely mediocre (or worse). 2nd season is better, although it still has some dud episodes. The main problem I found in the first season is that it suffered a bit from being too 'TV-show like' ... if that term makes any sense. Characters behaving in unrealistic ways just because this is a TV show ... plots going a certain way... again, because it's a TV-show... I found the premise of the show better than the show itself.

If you find that premise interesting enough though, it's worth sticking around, as the 2nd season does get better.
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Yep, I watched 1/2 of season 1 and deleted it. I have a enough good content to watch, if you can't do it in 4-5 episodes I'm done.
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Yep, I watched 1/2 of season 1 and deleted it. I have a enough good content to watch, if you can't do it in 4-5 episodes I'm done.
Proving once again personal preference means nothing to anyone else.
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The only goal a show has is to appeal to enough people to stay on the air.
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I would say most all have far loftier goals than that.
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I just finished season 2 of "Man" and enjoyed both season quite a bit. Some episodes are a little slow, but each episode always left me wanting more. The only thing I am not all that crazy about is the "cliff hanger" endings. Although each season can stand on it's own, both seasons left you with the "what's next" question with a long wait until the next season (unlike Bosch and Goliath which totally finish with the season(s)).

On another topic, does anyone know of release dates for The Last Tycoon, The Tick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson? I really enjoyed the pilots of those.

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William Hurt gave quite a memorable performance as well.
After being reminded here as to "Goliath" .. I went ahead and watched the first 3 last night .. Hurt is very good and for some reason, made me think of Captain Queeg in some ways .. The whole cast does a great job, Dwight Yoakam and Harold Perrineau seemed to really bite into their roles ..

Can't wait to get back to it ..

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FWIW, Goliath is a pretty good re-imagining of the same story as "The Verdict" with Paul Newman.
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I watched Goliath when Amazon first put it up. I liked it well enough at the time but it hit me like a Chinese dinner, which leaves you not remembering what you ate and hungry an hour later.

I loved The Man in the High Castle, so much so that I have now watched every episode of both seasons twice. Typical of all Philip K. Dick inspired stories, this one gives us a lot to think about.
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I watched Goliath when Amazon first put it up. I liked it well enough at the time but it hit me like a Chinese dinner, which leaves you not remembering what you ate and hungry an hour later.

I loved The Man in the High Castle, so much so that I have now watched every episode of both seasons twice. Typical of all Philip K. Dick inspired stories, this one gives us a lot to think about.
I'd guess, you being an Attorney and all, you likely came at "Goliath" from a little different perspective .. .. me, only having watched the first three, see it with a noir flavor somewhat, and watching Thornton evolve is great entertainment .. he really seems to do well in these type series roles, like "Fargo" .. I'm still at the point of asking "What's next .. ??" ..

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FWIW, Goliath is a pretty good re-imagining of the same story as "The Verdict" with Paul Newman.
Interesting observation - now that you mention it - "The Verdict" was an outstanding movie, one of Newman's best performances - he lost out to Ben Kingsley's Gandhi that year in the Oscar balloting. May have to rewatch "The Verdict" again - great cast alongside Newman including Jack Warden, Charlotte Rampling & James Mason.
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I'd guess, you being an Attorney and all, you likely came at "Goliath" from a little different perspective .. .. me, only having watched the first three, see it with a noir flavor somewhat, and watching Thornton evolve is great entertainment .. he really seems to do well in these type series roles, like "Fargo" .. I'm still at the point of asking "What's next .. ??" ..
I do remember how terrific Thornton was in Goliath so I may go back and take a second run at the show. Often I like shows better the second time. If I take another shot at Goliath, I'll report further.

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The UI on my PS3 and 4 is awful .. slow to load when moving around // FF and RW does not show where you're at // it's just a pain ..
I don't know if it is Roku's interface or Amazon's non-mastery of it but it has a bad time with FF and RW. Same with Hulu but a little better at control. Netflix though works fine. I've been playing with the Roku development stuff so I may try to see what they're doing wrong. But I recall the last time I watched something on Amazon using my Sony BD player I also had a problem with FF and RW.

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Interesting observation - now that you mention it - "The Verdict" was an outstanding movie, one of Newman's best performances - he lost out to Ben Kingsley's Gandhi that year in the Oscar balloting. May have to rewatch "The Verdict" again - great cast alongside Newman including Jack Warden, Charlotte Rampling & James Mason.
The BD release of The Verdict looks pretty good, worth a watch.
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I would say most all have far loftier goals than that.
I would say you havent seen some shows I have then.
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Thanks for all the recs re: Goliath. We binged the first six episodes last night. Enjoying it quite a lot.
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Thanks for all the recs re: Goliath. We binged the first six episodes last night. Enjoying it quite a lot.
Ditto. Just watched the first two episodes last night and we can't wait for TV time tonight to watch some more.
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I would say you havent seen some shows I have then.
Which proves exactly nothing.
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Watched the pilot of Sneaky Pete yesterday, and it looks like it will be something worth watching. I haven't checked yet, but I believe the season premiers today.

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Yes indeed looks like 10 50 minutes or so episodes. 😁
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Watched the pilot of Sneaky Pete yesterday, and it looks like it will be something worth watching. I haven't checked yet, but I believe the season premiers today.
Watched the pilot a while back and it was forgettable; I didn't even realize Bryan Cranston was in it. Episodes 2 and the rest feel like a different show almost, ended up watching a few episodes last night before forcing myself to stop so I can get some sleep.


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