Sense8 was released today. I'll be curious to see what people think!
Streaming 1: There Goes the Weekend
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I watched the first 4 eps, and it's taken me that long to really get into it, maybe because I missed bits and pieces of a couple eps while I was doing stuff. I am liking it so far though, especially now that I have the characters sorted out.
Residue on Netflix, which Rio recommended, is FANTASTIC. Three eps, set in London with a bunch of GoT characters, and it's about the aftermath of an explosion of a weapons cache in the middle of the city. It's really well acted, creepy as fuck in many places (supernatural elements, plus some gore but nothing super crazy) well-written, beautifully shot, and ends ambiguously (but I think there will be Series 2.) I highly recommend it!
ETA: Er, GoT ACTORS. The characters would be a really, um, weird show. I don't think it would work...
Residue on Netflix, which Rio recommended
Can I clarify here that the "Rio" many people have friended on FB is not the Buffista!Rio of HELLO FUCKOS and "Eat a Muffin, Whitey!" fame.
There still seems to be a lot of confusion about this.
FB!Rio - that's her real name.
Buffista!Rio went to college with FB!Rio (they were good friends) and just happened to use her name when she registered with us as a kind of pseud (never anticipating the explosion in social media which might cross the streams).
Is that clear?
I knew this, because of Buffista!Rio's husband, but I was rather confused when I friended FB Rio. (But sometimes I forget...)
Both of whom are awesome. I did NOT know they were college friend IRL!
I did NOT know they were college friend IRL!
I have a picture of them at college in the 90s looking quite the artsy grunge girls in their black leather and silver rings, smoking and drinking and getting into mischief.
Heh. You described me from 93 on.
Clarification much appreciated. I. did. not. know. that.
Still, she's interesting!
Still, she's interesting!
She is! They both are, of course.
Buffista!Rio: Writer-editor, went to artsy New England college,, Arab-American, married to "Bob Saget," editor of Rookie mag. Short and brunette. Formerly in Chicago now living in NYC.
FB!Rio: Tall and blonde, grew up in LA. Stepfather in a famous rock band, bio father a major figure in print media. Grew up around musicians. went to artsy New England college. After college worked in independent cinema. Moved back to LA, got her MFA in writing at USC. Began working in the film business and had a very glamorous life for many years until she got very sick and also divorced. Formerly in LA and now in East Bay.
Thank god! I thought I was going crazy! But I love Facebook Rio's kitty and almost everything she posts!