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When having it all, means not having kids
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:51 am 
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Ok, I've griped and griped about confusing plot lines (I hate 'em), but we've started watching Dark on Netflix. German-made.

Without giving anything away, it involves a mystery around kids who disappear in this small town, so at first it feels like it's going to be a Broadchurch thing, but pretty soon, there's a strong sci-fi element introduced, and that becomes the dominate theme.

It jumps time periods. A lot. Sometimes simultaneously showing a character in the present doing something while their past self is doing something else, in split screen. That actually helps reinforce who's who in this thing, which centers around four families in a few different time periods.

All of the complexity so far (we're about five episodes in) is centered around the characters (who's shaggin' who) and not the plot, and that's helpful to me, because at the start of each episode, I pull up the list of characters from Wikipedia, and I announce them, almost like a sporting event: "Ok, that's Hannah. She's the one poking Ulrich The Police Guy in the present. Her husband killed himself in the first episode, their kid is Jonas."

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^^CarryOn, I also cannot stand confusing, convoluted plot lines. My tolerance for them has decreased as I age, I find.

The new season of The Umbrella Academy has just launched on Netflix, so we’ve been binge-watching that. It’s only been out for a couple of days and we’re already halfway through the season.


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^^^ We'll be watching that starting this week.

It's Mystery Month in Britbox, so we've caught several of those, like "The Suspicions Of Mr. Whicher," and "An Inspector Calls," etc.

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