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Post#81 » by bigheadburton » Mon Apr 9, 2018 6:44 pm

Deadwood is for sure up there with The Wire and Breaking Bad as one of the greatest shows of all time.

No love for Justified up in here?

New shows in 2018 that Ive really enjoyed is Counterpart, The Terror and Killing Eve.
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Post#82 » by Stanford » Mon Apr 9, 2018 7:02 pm

Sixersftw wrote:I played MTG as a kid but can't really stick to hearthstone. The fact that you can't recoup your investment at the end of a sets life cycle makes it feel like a cash funnel. I'll look into it.


That's why I don't play HS. Sets don't cycle out of Legends (they've only had 2 major expansions so far. It's a young game) and it's very f2p friendly. There are a bunch of interesting mechanics that allow for a pretty diverse meta and less rng. Let me know if you get hooked.
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Post#83 » by Unbreakable99 » Mon Apr 9, 2018 7:27 pm

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Post#84 » by Stanford » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:06 pm

Top 3-5 favorite non-basketball podcasts?
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Post#85 » by Arsenal » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:19 pm

Stanford wrote:Top 3-5 favorite non-basketball podcasts?


I just started getting into Podcasts and I think they're awesome. Listened to Redick's a couple times and some others. My top picks so far:

1) Serial (Season 1 - the first super popular podcast - true crime murder mystery)
2) Something to Wrestle With (about the 80's and 90's and early 00's when pro wrestling was awesome)
3) Dirty John (true crime somewhat similar to Serial)

I also tried S-Town, which was from the makers of Serial. It was good at first, but went downhill quickly and was really boring and lame for the 2nd half of it, so I don't recommend it. I heard Serial season 2 isn't very good so I haven't listened to it yet.

Can anyone let me know the best basketball and baseball podcasts? I''m getting into baseball again now since I like to bet on sports and basketball season is almost over.
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Post#86 » by GoSixersBro » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:38 pm

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Stanford wrote:Top 3-5 favorite non-basketball podcasts?


I just started getting into Podcasts and I think they're awesome. Listened to Redick's a couple times and some others. My top picks so far:

1) Serial (Season 1 - the first super popular podcast - true crime murder mystery)
2) Something to Wrestle With (about the 80's and 90's and early 00's when pro wrestling was awesome)
3) Dirty John (true crime somewhat similar to Serial)

I also tried S-Town, which was from the makers of Serial. It was good at first, but went downhill quickly and was really boring and lame for the 2nd half of it, so I don't recommend it. I heard Serial season 2 isn't very good so I haven't listened to it yet.

Can anyone let me know the best basketball and baseball podcasts? I''m getting into baseball again now since I like to bet on sports and basketball season is almost over.


I don't know if you're into fantasy basketball or daily fantasy leagues like FanDuel, but I've listened to Josh Lloyd over the past two NBA seasons. His podcast is called Locked on Fantasy Basketball and he releases an episode each weekday recapping the prior night's games and previews the current night's games. It's definitely geared towards fans looking for fantasy advice, but I also find his recaps keep me informed around the league of how each team/player is doing and he breaks down any trades, signings, etc. He's Australian so his episode is always ready to download when I get to work in the morning. Good bloke, humorous and a good follow on Twitter @redrock_bball
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Post#87 » by Sixersftw » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:22 pm

Stanford wrote:Top 3-5 favorite non-basketball podcasts?


1. Last podcast on the Left (hilarious true crime)
2. The Dollop (comedic American Hisory)
3. Pod Save America (US Politics<lefty>)
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Post#88 » by Sixersftw » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:26 pm

Arsenal wrote:Can anyone let me know the best basketball and baseball podcasts? I''m getting into baseball again now since I like to bet on sports and basketball season is almost over.

I really haven't found a baseball one I like but for Basketball: Sixersbeat, the Rights to Ricky Sanchez, Ringer NBA podcast, realgm radio, dunc'd on podcast, JJ reddick podcast, Game Theory, WOJ, the Lowe Post. Honestly, I listen to a ton more but this is an embarrassing amount already.
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Post#89 » by sixers hoops » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:48 am

Arsenal wrote:
Stanford wrote:Top 3-5 favorite non-basketball podcasts?


I just started getting into Podcasts and I think they're awesome. Listened to Redick's a couple times and some others. My top picks so far:

1) Serial (Season 1 - the first super popular podcast - true crime murder mystery)
2) Something to Wrestle With (about the 80's and 90's and early 00's when pro wrestling was awesome)
3) Dirty John (true crime somewhat similar to Serial)

I also tried S-Town, which was from the makers of Serial. It was good at first, but went downhill quickly and was really boring and lame for the 2nd half of it, so I don't recommend it. I heard Serial season 2 isn't very good so I haven't listened to it yet.

Can anyone let me know the best basketball and baseball podcasts? I''m getting into baseball again now since I like to bet on sports and basketball season is almost over.


For hoops I like Sixers beat. For Phillies, I just tried high hopes. Need to hear more.

S-Town was a waste of time.

I was addicted to wrestling in late 80’s, early 90’s. I need to check it out.
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Post#90 » by 76ciology » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:59 am

1.) JJ Redick’s podcast
2.) Sixersbeat
3.) Woj
4.) espn hoops collective

I listen podcast more to get life stories related to NBA than to get opinion of media people. Well, except for Sixers Beat.
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Post#91 » by 76ciology » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:25 pm

Two really good movies:

Avengers: Infinity War
- feels like its the most meaningful avengers movie. Always nice when the superheroes are vulnerable

Ready Player One
- Good storyline, great action scenes and very great CGI

Didn't like "A Quiet Place", its too short and simple for my taste for horror films
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Post#92 » by SexDrugsPnR » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:44 pm

76ciology wrote:Money Heist (spanish tv series) is another one I'll recommend. Season 2 is available now.

Now trying to watch "Zoo".

excellent series (some minor spanglish in the subtitles can be forgiven).
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Post#93 » by 76ciology » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:58 pm

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76ciology wrote:Money Heist (spanish tv series) is another one I'll recommend. Season 2 is available now.

Now trying to watch "Zoo".

excellent series (some minor spanglish in the subtitles can be forgiven).

Yup!

Now watching Ozark. It's good also
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Post#94 » by sixers hoops » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:33 am

76ciology wrote:
SexDrugsPnR wrote:
76ciology wrote:Money Heist (spanish tv series) is another one I'll recommend. Season 2 is available now.

Now trying to watch "Zoo".

excellent series (some minor spanglish in the subtitles can be forgiven).

Yup!

Now watching Ozark. It's good also


Ozark is pretty good. I just watched that and the mindhunter. I liked both, but ozark better.
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Post#95 » by Negrodamus » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:05 pm

76ciology wrote:Two really good movies:

Avengers: Infinity War
- feels like its the most meaningful avengers movie. Always nice when the superheroes are vulnerable

Ready Player One
- Good storyline, great action scenes and very great CGI

Didn't like "A Quiet Place", its too short and simple for my taste for horror films


I loved A Quiet Place. Thought it was a unique way of portraying a horror film. And I’m not a horror guy.
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Post#96 » by Martensitic » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:56 pm

76ciology wrote:Money Heist (spanish tv series) is another one I'll recommend. Season 2 is available now.

Now trying to watch "Zoo".


It's quite funny, because when a spanish TV started airing it, it wasn't that popular here, they lost most of the audience, but it seems it has gotten quite popular abroud since Netflix bought it.

I can't recommend any spanish series, it's a little bit difficult for me to explain why in english, but, let's say that due to format, series aren't done with an ending in mind. Anyway I've heard that Crematorium is quite entertaining.

On the other hand, if anybody is interested, I can recommend lots of great spanish movies.
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Post#97 » by 76ciology » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:10 pm

Negrodamus wrote:
76ciology wrote:Two really good movies:

Avengers: Infinity War
- feels like its the most meaningful avengers movie. Always nice when the superheroes are vulnerable

Ready Player One
- Good storyline, great action scenes and very great CGI

Didn't like "A Quiet Place", its too short and simple for my taste for horror films


I loved A Quiet Place. Thought it was a unique way of portraying a horror film. And I’m not a horror guy.


Yeah. Maybe im just not into monsters. But it was very creatively made.
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Post#98 » by 76ciology » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:12 pm

Martensitic wrote:
76ciology wrote:Money Heist (spanish tv series) is another one I'll recommend. Season 2 is available now.

Now trying to watch "Zoo".


It's quite funny, because when a spanish TV started airing it, it wasn't that popular here, they lost most of the audience, but it seems it has gotten quite popular abroud since Netflix bought it.

I can't recommend any spanish series, it's a little bit difficult for me to explain why in english, but, let's say that due to format, series aren't done with an ending in mind. Anyway I've heard that Crematorium is quite entertaining.

On the other hand, if anybody is interested, I can recommend lots of great spanish movies.


How can you guys not get hooked after that season 1 finale?!

A good german tv series they say is “Dark”. Will look into it after i finish Ozark.

Sure fire away! List the spanish movies you’d recommend. Its not like we’re movie critics here lol
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Post#99 » by sixers78 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:54 pm

Westworld and Billions are awesome tv shows.
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Post#100 » by 76ciology » Sat May 12, 2018 4:00 am

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely is a good book. I’ve read lately.

TV series “The Sinner” by Jessica Biel is also good. Didn’t like “OA”, the setup for finale was too long and boring for me.
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