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Topic: Paper Girls

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Paper Girls follows four young girls who, while out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, become unwittingly caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travelers, sending them on an adventure through time that will save the world. As they travel between our present, the past, and the future - they encounter future versions of themselves and now must choose to embrace or reject their fate. An emotional adventure in which the girls and the women they eventually become are tough, their friendships are authentic, and their journey through time is epic.


This show from Amazon. If you thought Naomi was bad then watch this. Naomi is a masterpiece by comparison
I could barely get though eps1 without fastforwarding

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I made it through the first episode, but couldn't stomach any more lol.

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You beat me. I tapped out about 2/3 through. It seems to be generally well liked so it must get better but it turns out I have a very low threshold for scared teenagers bickering at each other.

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Episodes 1 and 2 remind me of an old Doctor Who episode where something strange is happening on a planet and you see the bad guys, then the Doctor shows up and fixes everything.

It does get better (at least in my opinion) but its still sort of got that 80's campy feel to it.  It's pretty predictable so far with no real surprises that you don't see coming a mile away.

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There was me thinking I would be the only person to find this show........

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Imo it's awful if you are not 10, tho there are some funny moments, that future Asian and the code that was shown on the left side when she activated that gadget is on the same level as that meme where somebody types in Excel to disarm a bomb big_smile

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g371 wrote:

Imo it's awful if you are not 10

Yeah, I'm not sure what the age group this was aimed at.

The main characters are 12, plot is predictable and the CGI questionable so maybe its for young kids/adults.

Personally, I enjoy some of the low effort stuff (I may be too easy to please) so I can just sit back and watch without having to think too much. 

Some shows try to hard and get really convoluted and unnecessarily complex. If you're not in the right mind space to watch it's just wasted time.

Paper Girls definately doesn't try to get complex!

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A bit much of profanity, violence and sister from the past asking to get her cigarettes to aim it for the children. So it probably was aimed to some comic book readers, just made worse than expected smile

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They themselves rated it TV-MA big_smile https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10623646/parentalguide

Interesting that it has a high rating on Imdb, but with a small number of votes - so either it's friends and family fake rating or it's some very narrow audience who watch this and like it smile

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what I wonder is how  they get the money to make shows like this.

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merc wrote:

what I wonder is how  they get the money to make shows like this.

You know what they say about fools and their money.

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Tasviewer wrote:
merc wrote:

what I wonder is how  they get the money to make shows like this.

You know what they say about fools and their money.

well not just this show. I have been  over at a friends the last month and been watching films on UK Freeview TV and the number of should never have been made films on the strange channels was astonishing, where the money came from god knows

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merc wrote:
Tasviewer wrote:
merc wrote:

what I wonder is how  they get the money to make shows like this.

You know what they say about fools and their money.

well not just this show. I have been  over at a friends the last month and been watching films on UK Freeview TV and the number of should never have been made films on the strange channels was astonishing, where the money came from god knows

In UK maybe also can be public funds be involved, that's how we waste taxpayers money - by subsidizing "culture" and making trashy movies big_smile

But in US I can imagine everything from "my kid wants to be a producer" ending with Get Shorty style scenario somebody laundering money

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Saw this on Prime and started watching it a few days ago.  I'm up to episode 6 now.  While I can't say it is the greatest show but it's done okay.  The actress (Adina Porter) that played Indra on The 100 plays a baddie in this show. I guess the character Indra was a baddie at first on The 100.

It might be geared more for the teenage viewers a lot like The 100 is/was.

I'm in it for the long haul I guess unless it becomes distasteful, but so far it's ok and kind of interesting.

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There's already a forum thread, and it's linked on https://next-episode.net/paper-girls - I'll merge both threads. Please check the show page before creating a new thread in the future. smile

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the best bit of the show is the poster

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in a review od Amazon dud shows the UK Telegraph said this "From Muddled Earth to towering inferno, Amazon’s adventures on the small screen have gone distinctly subprime lately (meanwhile, it has cancelled its best new show – Stranger Things-esque time-travel caper Paper Girls)." Wow

The full review of the expensive duds is here https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/citade … dy-doomed/ if you have a sub or otherwise