Sense8

A few weeks ago I noticed Sense8 season 2 was available on Netflix, several years after season 1. I was a bit curious because I watched one episode of season 1 before and didn’t continue. How come this show released the 2nd season so long after? So I picked up this show and watched through the two seasons. During my view of the show, Netflix announced they canceled this show, so no season 3. The cancellation wasn’t a surprise after I watch this show, which seems very expensive to produce: they have to take lots of scenes at multiple locations across different continents…

So when I started watching Sense8, I thought it was a sci-fi show. After a while, I realized this was an LGBT show. Then I found it was actually a soft porn. Eventually, I confirmed it was still mostly a pro-LGBT show. Some plots seem a bit obsessive with LGBT advocating and deviate from the main storyline.

I still recommend Sense8 because of its aesthetic value. All leading actresses/actors are amazingly good-looking. I mean all 8 of them! And the cinematography is also incredible. Just watch the 2-minute opening titles, and you should be able to feel it. It was definitely a pity that the show got canceled.

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

最近一段时间看完了Breaking Bad的1~5季,前四季Netflix,第五季BT下的。。

这是一个男人戏,主角的妻子已经是戏份最多的女角,但其实也不算多。剧情里面爱情纠葛的成分少之又少,很符合我的期待。总的来说这个剧就是讲一个身患癌症的化学老师为了给老婆孩子攒钱,找上一个现在是街头小混混偶尔贩毒的学生,很有末日感的开始制造冰毒的故事。这生意自然很不好做,一波三折各种不顺。于是这个剧一上来的两大悬念就是主角的病,以及他的“事业”进展。看过一季之后就会感觉悬念层出不穷,编剧的水平很强,至少到第四季结束都编得很圆很好看。拍的手法也是很不错,不是平铺直叙而是搞了很多小花样。每集片头曲之前的那一小段绝对是亮点。。

这个剧既然主角是制毒的,自然少不了对毒品这个争议话题的一些探讨。主角的观点是相当自由化的,拿美国30年代的禁酒令和现在的禁毒类比,或者还提到了香烟。最近美国两个州的休闲用大麻合法化,我甚至怀疑是不是和这个剧对大众舆论的影响有关系。不过剧里也展示了种种吸毒者的可悲下场,对可卡因和海洛因这类烈性毒品的态度还是很坚决的。说实话我是很惊讶看到这种如此热门的剧对毒品的态度如此暧昧的。这个片分级是分在TV-14,也就是14岁以上才可以观看,但感觉上还是有点恐怖,十六七岁的青少年看这个真的ok?

最后要说一句这片子里新墨西哥的风景真的很棒。。。

Recent Watching TV Series

Still following TBBT, not that interesting anymore after watching 5 seasons. It’s just a habit to follow it.

“The Game of Thrones” is the hot one now. I’ve been enjoying it a lot, to see characters and plots in book picturized. Xw doesn’t like it very much though, as the TV series get rid of too many stories from the book.

“The Office” is a good one recommended by Netflix. We watched 2 episodes and found it very hilarious. People in my office look much more reasonable compared to those weirdos in this TV serial.

北京爱情故事(Beijing Love Story)……I can’t fucking believe I’m watching it!!!

冰与火之歌

强烈推荐hbo新出的美剧冰与火之歌,从看过小说的视角来说,这个剧的人物可以说很不错的还原了小说描写的风味,看得时候会不停的觉得”哦,这个人是长这样的,嗯,靠谱”。令人惊喜的是一些大场景的描绘也很具魄力,开头三骑步出冰雪长城,中间奈德手拄巨剑准备行刑,这两个镜头都具有令人印象深刻的画面感。可见这个剧是下了本钱的。

其实看过小说的人我估计不用怎么推荐也会去看这部美剧的。对于没看过小说的人,我想介绍的就是这个小说是非常值得一读的奇幻佳作,其故事情节之跌宕曲折,世界观之完整精细,想象之天马行空,人物之鲜活生动,盒饭发放之干脆利落(…),都不是早期以至其他绝大多数奇幻作品所能相比。基本上你可以找到很多小时候读金庸作品的感觉,读起来放不下,放下了也不会觉得很空虚(网络作品往往给人这感觉)。由于咱们从小受到的奇幻文化熏陶有限,脑补能力也有限,这部tv可以说是一个福音,嗯。欢迎各位跳冰火这个大坑吧。

友情提示,tv刚刚出了一集,而小说出了四部(均有中文版),第五部估计英文版快了。不过短期之内还是不要指望看到小说大结局。

再友情提示,tv第一集的情节密度挺大,在露点方面很豪放,血腥度也有一些,少儿请自觉回避。