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  1. Vague Philip Glass vibes from the funeral dirge. Great. Also, space flutes are rad. What remarkable telly. I was not sold on ‘serious’ SW at all. Loved Force Awakens, Last Jedi, Mando, and the flashback bits of Boba. But blimey, I don’t think any of us expected this show to be this good.
  2. I've had PS Plus for a couple of years, since buying a PS4 Pro. It's due to renew at Xmas, and I may as well upgrade to 'Extra' as it's a cheaper way of playing The Last Guardian than actually buying it. What's the best way to upgrade and take advantage of the Black Friday offer? Did I read it right further up that you can't level up to a different tier straight away, that you can only puchase the same tier you're already on?
  3. Watched the first 2 by myself, and encouraged partner (who enjoys some horror, but dislikes gore) to watch number 3 with me. “It’s quite campy, but enjoyably dark in places,” I said. Sorry about that, luv.
  4. It has more of a feel/aesthetic of a gritty BBC drama than anything traditionally ‘Star Warsy’. Hard to compare it to other SW fare. Give it a couple of episodes, and if it’s intriguing go in until episode 6, which is remarkable.
  5. Have been musing on this wonderful show for a while. I wasn’t that bothered for “serious” Star Wars. Like a couple of others, I wasn’t wild about Rogue One (though I enjoyed it more second time around). I felt Mando was peak Saturday afternoon action telly, and really didn’t *need* a show like Andor. I only started watching it because I had a long train journey. But blimey, this really is great. I’m not nerdy enough to work out where this timeline is in relation to other things, but it’s hard to think that in a nearby star system, Flea from the Chilli Peppers is legging it through a forest after a wise-cracking lil Leia.
  6. Got unduly excited when the guardian said The Northman was on Prime, but it turns out they just meant to buy/rent. Curses.
  7. Thanks for the response (and lovely pic) @Wiper - think I will get one and see how we get on with it!
  8. Can anyone recommend vinyl picture frames that allow easy access for playing? My son has expressed interest in vinyl, and I’ve got him a Tyler, The Creator LP, and tbh I think he’ll play it once and go back to Spotify. But a nice picture frame would mean it wasn’t a wasted purchase. I’ve seen these on Zavvi and Amazon, but the reviews suggest they’re cheap plastic and overpriced for the build quality. Anyone seen any others they’d recommend?
  9. Sure, send me a DM I’ve since bought a copy of The Chronic from eBay for £20 for his birthday, which tbh probably isn’t much more than what you’d have paid in HMV on release.
  10. I'm glad it's not just me thinking this is pleasant enough, albeit quite ponderous. I never read the books, but loved the Peter Jackson films dearly, and never watched the Hobbit ones. As others have said, there are so many stories going on, and right now not much to tie them together. Game of Thrones had similar back in the beginning, but because it rocketed along at such a pace, you got to understand things more quickly, I think. Watching the fourth episode reminded me of that Redlettermedia Phantom Menace review, that said that when your story is full of strange places, people and events, you need a regular shlub to ground it all, and allow the viewer to learn through their experiences. Previously that was Frodo, but we don't have a Frodo here. I was wondering if the young girl from Lenny Henry's village would be that, but their story seems so far removed from everyone else so far, that it can't be that. And it does all look lavish, but in a flashy kind of way, instead of the sense of human detail every square inch of the Jackson trilogy had (anyone who's watched the WETA workshop making-ofs will know what I mean). Happy to keep watching, but would quite like something to actually happen soon.
  11. Because I just scanned it on Twitter, I mis-read NoA's tweet as 5th December 2022. Gutted when I got to the end of the trailer and read it properly.
  12. I didn’t know about all this. Poor guys.
  13. Is anyone finding much in the way of hip-hop CDs at charity shops? I’m not. Do people tend to hang onto them? My son has recently got into hip-hop (anything early 90s onwards), but bar one Tupac CD (which turned out to have a Notorious BIG disc inside - doh!), and a couple of Eminem CDs, we’ve found nothing in a good 10 different chazzas. Also, if anyone spots Dr Dre’s The Chronic on CD, so snap it up as it’s really valuable now (sadly), due to it being unavailable on any streaming platform or physical media.
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