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Bean Daddy
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I liked the first season for the most part and just started watching the first episode of the second season. Anybody else watching it?
 

bluepencil

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I can't watch this without thinking "Wait, when do the BattleMechs come in?"
 

Lerticus

Senile Old Coot
Communism
I liked the first season for the most part and just started watching the first episode of the second season. Anybody else watching it?
Season 2 is already out!? I haven't come around to watching the first season yet.

Also repeating that this is a travesty that a second season is approved and aired before season 2 of Comrade Detective.
 

bluepencil

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Lerticus

Senile Old Coot
Communism
OK, so I've been playing the first season with the family around. It is enjoyable enough, I guess. Not super duper great.

Family comments:
Teenage Girl: "Let's go steal us a terrorist/etc" when the one CIA guy who was on Leverage appears.

Little Cossack Boy: *points* "Titties!" (That's my boy! 😁)
University-Aged Girl: "Yeah, her nips are huuuge."
Other Teenage Girl: "Those are fake."

Preteen Girl: "Americans must be confused. Show is so pro-them, but being forced to read a lot of subtitles."

Wife: "I have shit to do. This is slow. Let me know if they start shooting." *walks away*


My family are great reviewers.
 

Wakko

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I've seen season 1, it was enjoyable. I'm afraid to watch season 2 because it's got something to do with Russia and that's bound to end up being very stupid.
 

Alias

Bean Daddy
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I've seen season 1, it was enjoyable. I'm afraid to watch season 2 because it's got something to do with Russia and that's bound to end up being very stupid.
Moscow is the location for like just one episode but after like the first episode Russia has nothing to do with the season after that.
 

Lerticus

Senile Old Coot
Communism
The binge ended.

Season 1 had some slow bits, but overall it was good.

Season 2 was 90% slow bits. Pretty much ignored everything from season 1 and started over with Venezuelan president that does crimes against humanity. AKA "You heard of that place! Look at us, we're topical and cool!"

Not egregiously terrible, but it was pretty soulless and fairly dull. Something for dads to put up on the TV that is nominally interesting, but not so much so that it will disturb nap time.
 

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
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Season 2 is already out!? I haven't come around to watching the first season yet.

Also repeating that this is a travesty that a second season is approved and aired before season 2 of Comrade Detective.
Hmm... seeing the trailer. Now I'm thinking about a season 2 of Comrade Detective that deals with the evils of.

Wait for it.

CANADIAN SOCIALISM!!

See them fly to Canada as part of a 'cultural exchange program' and see as the detectives proudly steal Canadian state secrets like uhh... uhhh... Maple Syrup and RCMP Uniforms for the glorious people of Romania!! See them debate their glorious Eastern Bloc socialism with the tainted and corrupted Canadian Socialism against some feckless, useless College Professor!!!
 

Arius

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I stopped watching this when I was the episode in France during the first season.

It was pretty bad.
 

Arius

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How they portrayed the French as racist assholes without even the slightest nuance.

Oh and I certainly don't miss the way they portrayed the intervention group. Obviously, plot armour: heavy geared police officers die during the intervention while the heroic CIA team not only survives but do what the French were so obviously unable to do.
 
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Lerticus

Senile Old Coot
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How they portrayed the French as racist assholes without even the slightest nuance.

Oh and I certainly don't miss the way they portrayed the intervention group. Obviously, plot armour: heavy geared police officers die during the intervention while the heroic CIA team not only survives but do what the French were so obviously unable to do.
It is a show for 'Muricans (who have never experienced actual outside cultures), by 'Muricans ("But it was in a movie, so that's the way it is, right?").

I only give that shit a pass because they also dumb down everyone else in the series so their audience can feel just as smart as the main characters.

Besides, aren't you Belgian? Why are you concerned about portraying the French as racist assholes without even the slightest nuance? Other than the fact it is not a Belgian doing it.
 
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Arius

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Besides, aren't you Belgian? Why are you concerned about portraying the French as racist assholes without even the slightest nuance? Other than the fact it is not a Belgian doing it.
I'm concerned regardless of the nationality. I don't like how most American show portray the Russians either. Nor do I like how some European show portray Americans. Though our shows are usually way more nuanced.
 
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