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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by jc203 View Post
    ridiculous levels of violence with a nearly invulnerable superhero always vanquishing the bad guys.
    He and Raylen Givens like to shoot first with no apparent conscience at work. I did like that Reacher's own mother referred to him by his last name only.

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  • gh
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    An interesting thing that Lee Child does that I think few others do is write some of the Reacher novels in first-person, some (most) in third-person, rather than sticking with a singlle point of view throughout the series.

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  • jc203
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    Reacher turned out to be much better than I expected and waaay superior to the Tom Cruise movie casting.
    Both the books and streaming video are sort of guilty pleasures... fantastical plots, ridiculous levels of violence with a nearly invulnerable superhero always vanquishing the bad guys.
    But still fun, the current generation's Rambo.
    The most problematic element for me was that in book form Reacher's logic and battle plans are presented as internal dialogs but in video format those passages end up being spoken outloud.... that makes the video Reacher seem a bit too much the braggart wise-guy rather than the understated menace of the novels.

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  • scottmitchell74
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    He looks so huge on TV, I was surprised to find out the actor is only 6'2/205!
    Was 205.

    I saw an interview. He says he's 6'3 and he put on 30 pounds to get to 235...at age 40...free of "help."

    He is huge, and I bet before every scene there's a set of push ups or BP to get a "pump" to look better.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
    He reminds me of Buzz Lightyear.
    He looks so huge on TV, I was surprised to find out the actor is only 6'2/205!

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
    Horny whippersnappers. Wait until you are a nonagenarian to complain.
    After I finish being an oxygenarian, I'll probably be a nonegenarian.

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  • jeremyp
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    The new Jack Reacher series dropped Friday on Prime Video, starring a clone of John Cena. Despite his limited 'range', the lead fits the part much better at 6'5, 240 lbs. At times he's a blunt instrument, but he also has Sherlock's observational skills, so it's a good watch - we're halfway thru the 8 episodes and the body count is mounting.
    He reminds me of Buzz Lightyear.

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  • jeremyp
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
    Horny whippersnappers. Wait until you are a nonagenarian to complain.
    My 88 year old friend says: "It's better than the alternative."

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  • lonewolf
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    Horny whippersnappers. Wait until you are a nonagenarian to complain.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
    As an Oxygenarian I need all the stimulation I can get.
    I'm totally stealing that line.

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  • jeremyp
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Gratuitous?! That shower scene was absolutely essential to plot and character development . . .
    It's tough to find a 'cable/streaming' show that doesn't throw that in somewhere. Even my new fave, 1883, had it.
    Nudity scenes are indispensable. As an Oxygenarian I need all the stimulation I can get.

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  • jeremyp
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    after a couple of weeks of watching 2-3 hours of Ozark every night I'm starting to develop a Ruth Langmore twang.
    My Daughter was upset that the death of SPOILER ALERT the characater whose initial is D was so anticlimactic. She thought that it should have included nails being pulled out, or acid in the face.

    Julia Garner is now a Russian in "Inventing Anna" on Netflix. Different accent but no hiding that voice. She's actually from New York.

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  • gh
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    after a couple of weeks of watching 2-3 hours of Ozark every night I'm starting to develop a Ruth Langmore twang.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
    Could do without gratuitous nudity
    Gratuitous?! That shower scene was absolutely essential to plot and character development . . .
    It's tough to find a 'cable/streaming' show that doesn't throw that in somewhere. Even my new fave, 1883, had it.

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  • KDFINE
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    I gave up watching "Ozark" becase I don't care what happens to any of the characters. My wife is still watching it though.

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