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That was a fun season. I really liked it

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1 hour ago, SubliminalHorn said:

Did you already finish season 2?

Yup

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43 minutes ago, EvilCaseMcCoy said:

I'm intrigued, what was your watch schedule like?

I had a pretty lax Friday working from home. Started an episode around 8:30am. Had some calls from 9:30-12.  Watched another 2 episodes while I ate lunch. Took a break until around 3 doing work. Then just finished straight through. 

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Thanks for the heads up. I was wondering when the next season was going to drop. Need to pace myself, in this time of entertainment drought...probably end up binging in one day.

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I liked most of it. The tone and style are just absolutely nails. 60's Allison is almost too hot. Good season and I can't wait to see more of this story 

The swedes felt like rejected Fargo characters though. 

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Watched the last episode of S1 and the first episode of S2 last night with my daughter.  Will probably finish S2 by the end of the week.

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Finished season 2.  I enjoyed season 2 more than season 1.  Maybe because a lot of the backstory stuff was already done and they could focus more on the story and less on defining the characters.  As much as I enjoyed it for the ride, I had to shut down the brain and not think about it too much as I have to do with most time travel sci-fi entertainment.

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Huge plot hole for me was when the two 5s were negotiating.  Kid 5 offers and eventually creates a jump portal for "old man" 5 to correctly reach destination and not end up stranded in the future.  "Old man" 5 goes through the portal.  That should have broken the timeline that created kid 5.  kid 5 shouldn't exist if the logic they professed earlier about breaking timelines held true.  Also, Diego's obsession with saving JFK would be such an obvious and important timeline changing event, even his stupid ass should have understood they might cease to exist if he had been successful.

 

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9 hours ago, bernorange said:

Finished season 2.  I enjoyed season 2 more than season 1.  Maybe because a lot of the backstory stuff was already done and they could focus more on the story and less on defining the characters.  As much as I enjoyed it for the ride, I had to shut down the brain and not think about it too much as I have to do with most time travel sci-fi entertainment.

Actual story spoiler below - don't open if you haven't watched all of season 2:

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Huge plot hole for me was when the two 5s were negotiating.  Kid 5 offers and eventually creates a jump portal for "old man" 5 to correctly reach destination and not end up stranded in the future.  "Old man" 5 goes through the portal.  That should have broken the timeline that created kid 5.  kid 5 shouldn't exist if the logic they professed earlier about breaking timelines held true.  Also, Diego's obsession with saving JFK would be such an obvious and important timeline changing event, even his stupid ass should have understood they might cease to exist if he had been successful.

 

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None of them in the 60s should exist anymore if “old 5” was successful in talking Vanya down from the brink of the 2019 apocalypse.  They would all be safe and sound in 2019 and would not have time jumped back to the 60s to escape the moon-rock apocalypse.  Of course this is applying “Endgame” time travel rules.  If UA is going to introduce “paradox psychosis,” they admit that there is some continuity amongst the timelines.  They kind of broke their own rules by breaking the continuity with everything that happened after the grassy knoll.

Still a really fun season   

 

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11 hours ago, seven said:

The swedes felt like rejected Fargo characters though. 

I got a different Coen vibe.   I kept expecting Five to say, “No Donny, these men are cowards.”

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On 8/4/2020 at 12:26 AM, Pato del Muerto said:

Music this season is great. From Marty Robbins to butthole surfers. 

Definitely.  This is the kind of stuff that Spotify is made for - Netflix has a Season 1 & 2 playlist.

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I don’t know if this is a plot hole or I just missed something, but:

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In ‘63 the handler asks Five to kill all the members of the board in ‘82. So he does that, then goes back to ‘63 and the handler is all like, well all the board members are dead so I’m the new boss. But he killed them in ‘82, not ‘63.

 

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2 hours ago, XYZ said:

I don’t know if this is a plot hole or I just missed something, but: ...

 

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Not a plot hole.  The board members (and handler) jump around in time just like 5 does (but with suitcases).  The version of them that 5 kills in '83 is the "current" governing body.  Any version of the board members alive in '63 are the younger selves that aren't board members yet.  The handler was thinking about her current work time when she spoke, not the time period she and 5 happened to exist in at the moment.

 

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On 8/5/2020 at 4:16 PM, Pato del Muerto said:

Has it ever been explained what time the commission exists in?  It doesn’t seem to exist in a timeline that can be manipulated. 

She (Handler) said it’s not where to find them meeting but when. She told 5 when in time and where they would hold their secret meeting

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4 minutes ago, ChickenSandwich said:

She (Handler) said it’s not where to find them meeting but when. She told 5 when in time and where they would hold their secret meeting

Right, but does the commission exist in regular linear time, such that a time traveler could go there at any point in the timeline?
the workers use the briefcases that only take them back to the time they can from, but can 5 go to the commission at any time period? 

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I don't remember the exact year but stuff going on in the commission building is happening somewhere around 1955

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just started ep 1 of season 1 last night...just a quick question here.  any chance the "mom" gets naked at any point?

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2 hours ago, sidis said:

just started ep 1 of season 1 last night...just a quick question here.  any chance the "mom" gets naked at any point?

Nobody gets naked. Klaus spends an odd amount of time semi-nude on camera. 

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1 minute ago, Pato del Muerto said:

Nobody gets naked. Klaus spends an odd amount of time semi-nude on camera. 

hmm, that's disappointing.  would have settled for a hot lingerie get-up at least on the mom.

oh well.

if klaus and his non-stop manifestation of insecurities, depression, and drug abuse continue to feature heavily, this will be more difficult.  i get enough of roman roy from succession.

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3 hours ago, sidis said:

just started ep 1 of season 1 last night...just a quick question here.  any chance the "mom" gets naked at any point?

No, but she does get a nice accent in Season 2.  

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