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Finally engaging in a season of the challenge, which has always interested me but has never come on the right platform
Its' pretty damn good! Very excited to get stuck into it.
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I finished "Byron BAEs" on Netflix today. It was executed like a B or C grade version of Summer House. It is a reality show that is clearly often scripted, very clumsily, not just "produced". And the participants can't act, so the scripting makes you often cringe. However, I watched the whole thing... and it was probably in the category of "so bad it is good". Hard to stop watching the train wreck. It is perfectly ridiculous. Bring on Season 2.
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Was I too critical of Byron Baes?
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greeneyed wrote: March 14, 2022, 8:04 pm I finished "Byron BAEs" on Netflix today. It was executed like a B or C grade version of Summer House. It is a reality show that is clearly often scripted, very clumsily, not just "produced". And the participants can't act, so the scripting makes you often cringe. However, I watched the whole thing... and it was probably in the category of "so bad it is good". Hard to stop watching the train wreck. It is perfectly ridiculous. Bring on Season 2.
No, that's absolutely spot on
its TEERRRRIBLE... and yet we rolled through the entire season in two nights... you cant say no to it
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Jackson really is too nice for Olivia.
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greeneyed wrote: March 16, 2022, 8:03 pm Jackson really is too nice for Olivia.
My most hated reality tv show sharacter has ALWAYS been from a little known and watched show from the heyday of VH1 called "Double Shot of Love". He won the show, his name is Trevor. And i hate him so much, and he's stood atop my rankings for over 10 years now... could not be topped

until now.
Olivia is the most toxic, ugly and disgusting human i've seen on reality tv. She is going to, rightfully, go through a good news cycle of getting eviserated and then the "experts" are going to rightfully tear her apart too... she must be one of the most hated people in australia right now. And long may that reign
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I haven't watched a lot of this show but have seen a few episodes and Olivia comes across as very bitter. However I'm not totally getting this issue? If someone puts something out there - in this case borderline EDIT - people are going to talk about it. I don't understand why Dom and partner are so outraged about it? People talk, people gossip, and at the end of the day they are not friends. They are a group of strangers thrown together for a TV show. I think it has more to do with the stigma associated with the industry or embarrassment over it rather than others talking about it?

Now many years ago I was living in a group house and we had fox and we got a free month on their EDIT channel and on 1 of the movies, low budget Aussie stuff my, at the time g/f's best friend is in it. I told my girlfriend but nobody else because of the friendship. They don't have that bond or ties on the show, and the two main parties despise each other.
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gergreg wrote: March 17, 2022, 7:03 am I haven't watched a lot of this show but have seen a few episodes and Olivia comes across as very bitter. However I'm not totally getting this issue? If someone puts something out there - in this case borderline EDIT - people are going to talk about it. I don't understand why Dom and partner are so outraged about it? People talk, people gossip, and at the end of the day they are not friends. They are a group of strangers thrown together for a TV show. I think it has more to do with the stigma associated with the industry or embarrassment over it rather than others talking about it?

Now many years ago I was living in a group house and we had fox and we got a free month on their EDIT channel and on 1 of the movies, low budget Aussie stuff my, at the time g/f's best friend is in it. I told my girlfriend but nobody else because of the friendship. They don't have that bond or ties on the show, and the two main parties despise each other.
It's not the talking about it or knowing it's out there, and Dom expressed that extremely clearly. She wasn't upset people knew, her partner knew. The issue is how the group and Olivia in particular came across this and then disseminate it. And people who got this and shared it can say "well that just is how it goes" and id say "No, that's a **** Bull excuse for your **** decisions and behaviours".

Aside from the moral issue of basically googling some chick, digging up dirt and sending it around the group to shame her... lets just set that part aside, although that is a huge part of it... if anyone honestly think what she did there was morally OK, then them and i just cant have an honest conversation about this because they're on a totally different level to me.

The site she put those photos on is a paid service, part of the terms and conditions of that is you agree not to disseminate those without permission, what Olivia has done, and she admitted it on TV, that she, not her friends did the googling and acquired these photos and then shared them, that is not only against the terms and conditions of the site, it's actually might very well be illegal under "revenge EDIT" legislation and she is opening herself up to potential criminal and civil action.

So that's what the big fuss is about. Basically a morally reprehensible person has distributed revenge EDIT in retaliation for an argument between the two in an attempt to slut shame her or cause her and her partner distress. It's just actually disgusting and the backlash Olivia is receiving and will receiving going forward is going to be well earnt and deserve.

I actually hope there is cause for criminal/civil action here because for better or worse this show is extremely popular, and it dominates a lot of the click baity-magazine social media thing and i think there is a large number of people who probably aren't aware the potential ramifications of this type of thing and a high profile situation like this would maybe help educate some people about the potential ramifications of doing such heinous things
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Okay that's a decent explanation. I wasn't aware that Olivia had actually done the googling, she said that her friends did it so maybe I missed that bit? I never thought of the revenge EDIT rules in the way you have described them and that's a fair point. Cheers for the explanation.
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How about Mitch not even making a decision?!
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Love seeing these cows on MAFS being absolutely **** on from high above. They've stumbled on to the right methodology for this show, the toxic men make it reallllly hard to watch, because the level of ugliness that comes from that is a bridge too far for enjoyment... however pairing these absolutely miserable women who are all about the Bull with admittedly goofy and flaweed but mostly OK guys is a winning formula.


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I have to say i really liked to the opening for Moon Knight
not a major marvel character but a very interesting one, eager to see where they go with it
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I can’t wait to get into Moon Knight. I’m debating whether to start watching now, or wait 6 weeks and binge it.

Waiting also allows me to watch Return of the Jedi, then Mando and Boba
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I'm going to try MAFS UK on Nine Now.
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An old acquaintance from my Japan days has a series coming out on HBO, based on his biography 'Tokyo Vice'. Premiers Friday of this week, I believe. Absolute top-flight cast - should be a corker.
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Your friend is Jake Adelstein? I knew some of those more shifty Yakuza associates had their names changed but this is a surprise. The book is a great read.
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zim wrote:Your friend is Jake Adelstein? I knew some of those more shifty Yakuza associates had their names changed but this is a surprise. The book is a great read.
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Fox have been running 3rd rock from the sun.

Great show, gigglefest.
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That was a great show.
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Any Survivor fans, I played in a fan run version of the show last year. It's all been edited now and the premiere dropped yesterday. Each episode will drop Sunday nights till season's end.

I'm 'Matt C' (maybe redundant to say when you see a guy wearing a Raiders jacket), I was subbed in 8:30 the night before it started, so prep time was basically zilch, but I'm proud to be part of the season. For a series that relies purely on volunteers, operates on a tiny budget, the production value is ridic.

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Just watched the latest season of The Marvellous Mrs Maisel. This is absolutely first class television.
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Just finished watching Season 2 of Mandalorian. This is the kind of show I’ve been wanting to watch my whole adult life. I’ve been hanging out for a decent Space Western genre, and this nails that feel.

Book of Boba is next, then onto Ep 7 - 9 of the movies
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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Just finished watching Season 2 of Mandalorian. This is the kind of show I’ve been wanting to watch my whole adult life. I’ve been hanging out for a decent Space Western genre, and this nails that feel.

Book of Boba is next, then onto Ep 7 - 9 of the movies
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bonehead wrote:
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Just finished watching Season 2 of Mandalorian. This is the kind of show I’ve been wanting to watch my whole adult life. I’ve been hanging out for a decent Space Western genre, and this nails that feel.

Book of Boba is next, then onto Ep 7 - 9 of the movies
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It’s why one of my mates told me to stop with Clone Wars. I was going to watch all 7 seasons between Ep 2 and 3, before they told me about Kenobi and Clone Wars taking me an age. I’ve also got Moonknight to start watching, but I’m waiting for all the eps to drop
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Mando is one of the best tv shows disney has produced. So good, cant wait to see the Kenobi series too
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@Fuifui Bradbrad Boba is only 7 episodes mate

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bonehead wrote:@Fuifui Bradbrad Boba is only 7 episodes mate

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Just finished Book of Boba. I liked it, but not as much as Mando. I’m hoping to see more of Cobb Vanth. He’s a perfect combo of character and casting for this world. Literally Justified in space.

Now back onto the movies with Ep 7
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