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Topic: The Mysterious Benedict Society [Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery]

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The Mysterious Benedict Society follows four gifted orphans who are recruited by an eccentric benefactor for a secret mission. Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, they must foil a nefarious plot that has global ramifications while creating a new sort of family along the way.

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Re: The Mysterious Benedict Society [Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery]

Trailer looks promising! I really hope the show is not too family-oriented for my taste. wink

EDIT: You can skip over the next few posts and jump directly to https://forum.next-episode.net/viewtopi … 67#p169467 cool Or stop reading and WATCH THIS SHOW NOW! big_smile

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lighton wrote:

Trailer looks promising! I really hope the show is not too family-oriented for my taste. wink

It's Disney, so...  smile

2020.  Meh.

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graybags wrote:
lighton wrote:

Trailer looks promising! I really hope the show is not too family-oriented for my taste. wink

It's Disney, so...  smile

https://next-episode.net/the-mandalorian gives me hope. cool

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Sounds a bit like Disney's version of https://next-episode.net/the-umbrella-academy but will check it out anyway.

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HomerS wrote:

Sounds a bit like Disney's version of https://next-episode.net/the-umbrella-academy but will check it out anyway.

A bit?!  Sounds exactly like it.

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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looks like a kids show...

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It does look like a kids show, but I'll give it a shot because it looks funny.

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Wow, wow, wow! yikes I can't believe how good 1x1 was! yikes I've enjoyed watching it even more than https://next-episode.net/loki, and that's saying something! smile Of course, this show is totally different, but SO GOOD! Funnily enough, both shows have a strong 70s retro vibe. smile

Do yourself two favors:
1) watch 1x1
2) watch it with your full attention (or you'll miss many of the nuances/ easy-to-overlook humor)

I really hope they can keep up this quality for the rest of the season.

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Is it aimed at kids like the trailer made it look?

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proteinnerd wrote:

Is it aimed at kids like the trailer made it look?

Thankfully my impression from the trailer turned out to be correct so far: it's kid-compatible (some say age >8), not aimed at (only) kids.

Some of the lines are clearly aimed at an adult audience. smile

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Yeh i was impressed of 1x1 and liked the riddle of 1x2 and was eager to continue watching but then it increasingly lost its momentum for me and by now at 1x05 i still continue watching but the excitement is kinda gone.

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Constance Contraire is so adorable.  She dresses like a pampered, spoiled girl (really cute) and not at all like an orphan but that's ok.  I think the 4 kids are each supposed to be from orphanages?

I was kind of surprised to learn the (cute, pint size) actress is Russian, born in Moscow, Russia.

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I've only started watching 1x2, but I already want to read the book.

I like "Kate"'s acting, but the others aren't as good at it. Am I expecting too much? It seems like British child actors do better than American ones.

Kirsten Schall (sp?) is a kick!

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TeaAndApathy wrote:

Kristen Schaal is a kick!

She sure is!  I liked her character's introduction in The Last Man on Earth.  It was so funny.

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TeaAndApathy wrote:

I like "Kate"'s acting, but the others aren't as good at it. Am I expecting too much? It seems like British child actors do better than American ones.

Interesting... at first I thought that her acting was the least convincing of them all! big_smile But then I thought maybe they just wanted her character to be portrayed exactly like this. smile