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Hate-watching Cursed on Netflix

Tonguez

Legend
When you say young adult show is it more like that Elfstones of Shannara type young adult (with all the teen angst and cheesy effects and such) or like Doctor Who type young adult (or more a family oriented) show?

I like the latter type of show FAR more than the former type of show.

Ive not seen the Shannara programme but Cursed is very much inspired by things like the Hunger Games movie and stars the lead from Netflixs’ “13 Reasons Why” teen suicide drama. The angst wasnt too ott, but it does feature teen girl coping with the hardships of life, some daddy issues and a hooded bad guy dressed in black called the ‘Crying Monk’.
 

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Kaodi

Adventurer
You have no idea how many actors and crew are pissed at Vancouver constantly subbing in for Seattle :ROFLMAO:

From both directions? Like, Americans are maybe pissed that shows set it American cities are being made in Canadians cities. But Canadians get fed up too when our cities are good enough to be shot in but apparently not good enough to just be the damn setting.
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
From both directions? Like, Americans are maybe pissed that shows set it American cities are being made in Canadians cities. But Canadians get fed up too when our cities are good enough to be shot in but apparently not good enough to just be the damn setting.

There are an awful lot of actors in Seattle. It's one of those touchie-feelie sort of places. Lots of crew there too, of all sorts. And writers, etc.. If you have the base to actually shoot in the city and yet other places end up subbing, it tends to piss you off. I know a guy who was on the pilot for "Station 19", which is set in Seattle. Guess where it's shot now, after doing the pilot in Seattle. LA.

I just get tired of being kicked out of my pristinely clean parking spot so that they can fill it with garbage and a dead hooker. (Actually happened)
 


Jediking

Explorer
I don't know. Whenever I see a science fiction or superhero show anymore, I have an expectation that the future will look vaguely like British Columbia, or Toronto.

This is a corollary to a lesson I learned when I first watched Jackie Chan in Rumble in the Bronx and marveled at the green mountains of New York City.

As someone who lives in Vancouver the amount of times I see it in movies/TV can be jarring (looking at you, The Flash)
 

Campbell

Legend
I have watched a three episodes so far. I feel there's something there, but it's still a little rough.

I mean it's Frank Miller. It's irreverent, highly stylized, and at times disjointed. The world building and characters are interesting if not fully baked. It can at times be charming for how raw and unpolished it is. At other times you want to shake your head and say "Why Frank? Why?".

This review of the novel that was developed along with the series provides some additional context.
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
I have watched a three episodes so far. I feel there's something there, but it's still a little rough.

I mean it's Frank Miller. It's irreverent, highly stylized, and at times disjointed. The world building and characters are interesting if not fully baked. It can at times be charming for how raw and unpolished it is. At other times you want to shake your head and say "Why Frank? Why?".

This review of the novel that was developed along with the series provides some additional context.

Think, "Why, Tom? Why?" instead. Or also. Whatever ;)
 

trappedslider

Adventurer
Life's too short (and there are too many other things worth watching) to hate watch something. If it's not working for you, dump it.
I will never understand hate watching,it feels like you're just looking for something to complain about. Life's too short for that kind of behavior imo.
 

I will never understand hate watching,it feels like you're just looking for something to complain about. Life's too short for that kind of behavior imo.

Well I do also host bad movie nights at my house, where me and my friends completely trash the movies we watch. It's a thing. We even have bingo cards where we cross off all the clichés. When a piece of medium is not enjoyable consumed the way it was intended, you sometimes find a way to enjoy it in a way that was not intended.
 






wicked cool

Explorer
I watched the whole series and it is much darker than both Elfstones of Shannara and Zena and much better than the new Dr Who

things that I liked
1) it is very violent
2) Merlin actor is very good along with the older priest
3) If you like druids then this is the show for you

Neutral-it took me by surprise how much lore they change and character origins. Didn't bother me that Arthur was not white but his origin is very different.

bad
At times the acting is bad. It cant be compared to Witcher which is just better
motivations of a certain "minor" villian
at times it rears up as a "teen" romance"
The plot is all over the place
sword fighting for some of the Camelot knights is terrible and they are bad warriors
 

the Jester

Legend
Someone on Facebook mentioned really liking this show, and so I decided to try it out the other night. I managed to get through the first episode, but characters who do insanely stupid things (like running into a village being overrun by bad guys with no weapon or plan, and doing nothing once there other than getting dragged around, not even trying to fight back or help in any way) really turn me off. My gf and mom have watched the next couple of episodes, but I couldn't do it. I have better things to do with my time, like playing chess against the computer or reading hateful Reddit posts made by people with the intellectual capacity of a 6-year-old who was raised by snails.
 


Tonguez

Legend
Someone on Facebook mentioned really liking this show, and so I decided to try it out the other night. I managed to get through the first episode, but characters who do insanely stupid things (like running into a village being overrun by bad guys with no weapon or plan, and doing nothing once there other than getting dragged around, not even trying to fight back or help in any way) really turn me off. My gf and mom have watched the next couple of episodes, but I couldn't do it. I have better things to do with my time, like playing chess against the computer or reading hateful Reddit posts made by people with the intellectual capacity of a 6-year-old who was raised by snails.

I didnt mind that scene - she’s a teenage girl who in panic runs to find her mother and then gets overwhelmed by the chaos - her entire clan is being slaughtered, having a brain shutdown isnt a stretch. She’s not competent in the situation and its already established she doesnt know how to control her powers.
 

aco175

Hero
So now I think I should have watched this over Warrior Nun. That show was mostly meh. The premise of an angel coming down during the crusades and saving this woman by implanting his halo inside her, thus making her a super hero. Random person gets implanted with halo after last bearer dies and the 'right' follower did not get implant. Throw in devils opening gates from 'hell' and a Google-like technology company seeking to open the portal themselves. So Cursed may not be that bad.
 

Tonguez

Legend
Yeah I watched the first 2 maybe 3 episodes of that too and then stopped, it was a nother that had potential but failed to achieve it.
I’d say Cursed is the better of the two
 

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