- 25% Drama
- 14% Science-Fiction
- 12% Action
- 9% Adventure
- 9% Mystery
- 5% Fantasy
- 26% Others
If a person is being paid an obscene amount of money to write about something REAL (military service and PTSD) or to act that part, he/she should do the research or get the training to RESPECT that reality. "The Last Ship" and "SEAL Team"--to name two--do that. Many medical or cop shows do have a commitment to getting it right and hire consultants: "House" and "Blue Bloods" come to mind. In "Stumptown" the show runners put forth the effort to find a good actor with Down syndrome to play a Down-syndrome character and to find a black man to play a black man. Would having an actor without Down syndrome play the role for laughs or having a white woman in blackface and drag have been okay as long as some found the show entertaining? No way. THAT kind of bigotry would never be made. Then if it's okay to have a slight-built woman with no believable skills written by a man who has no knowledge of the subject, the message is clear: THIS kind of bigotry is okay, because, well, we don't really know or care about any of THOSE PEOPLE--and nobody'll notice anyway.
As for other comments, she is NOT supposed to be a soldier, is a new PI. I was a training NCO for my unit but never saw combat nor fired a weapon after BT. And just how does a soldier Stand when off duty? Some I saw could barely stand when off duty. As for firing a weapon, She seldom does. Actors are taught by experts how to do certain things but with all practice, you cannot teach me to shoot an arrow like Robin Hood.
That was explained first episode. She does not have PTSD only a bad memory of a friends death she witnessed
Review of "Stumptown" by "random 70778" on IMDb: "Firstly, the main character is supposed to be a combat veteran. She is supposed to have been in military intelligence but also have had combat experience (hence the PTSD trope). Yet everything the lead actress does says "no military service ever." The way she stands, her bearing, her firearm (mis)handling, and demonstrates (lack of) situational awareness is evident over and over. In fact she says "combat tour" in Afghanistan with service calculated to be about 2006 -- and women did not do combat tours in Afghanistan until 2013. All throughout the putative military experience is a bit insulting since the writer and actress clearly have no idea about it."-----This is pretty much what I said 2 months ago. "Dex" is NOT believable to anyone who knows the real thing; she is a minstrel show. And I REALLY do not like writers and actors who in their private lives disrespect the military and then get paid more than any service member does, to write and play pretend BADLY. "SEAL Team" on and off screen does it right; "Stumptown" damn well does not.
"Suspension of disbelief" goes back to Aristotle: a blind society that could--or would even want to--produce elaborate costumes and VISUAL ornaments; machines that are still working after a few hundred years; two children in an illiterate world who teach themselves to read--and understand what they were reading--in a matter of years (even assuming one of the books is a picture dictionary); a system of knots and spaces that aren't just memory devices, but convey new information (this would require 40 unique knot/space patterns for sounds, with strings hundreds of feet long, or 40,000 unique patterns for words, which is impossible). So turning off the critical, logic mind is absolutely required--and then something unexpected happens: this fantasy is actually a GOOD story well-told. Beautiful photography and ambiance, interesting characters and acting, pacing with action and exposition balanced, and an engrossing world all combine to make something rather new and well worth watching. The first season is only half over, and season 2 will start filming in February 2020. So for the rest of 2019 we get 8*-9* series for both fantasy and scifi (The Mandalorian) to make up for a string of real disappointments.
@CuteGothPirate--(1) I wish that too, but the linkers here can't do the titling and have to take it as they find it; if the domain doesn't tell the size, I use an extension in Firefox that does (2) there are surprisingly few links >200; vidoza added; better ones are coming (3) some domains are seeing increased traffic (and transfers from the dead sites) that they aren't equipped for, but some are upgrading; smaller files work better for most for now
@WoJo--Dzięki, szalony chłopiec odszedł ! Works fine on UBlock
If you're having problems with buffering on onlystream ("SLOWLYSTREAM"), you're not alone. The latest 480MB Hudson&Rex episode of 43min at 720p took me 98min to DL--and the episode had not yet completely played through, it was buffering so bad. Unfortunately, onlystream usually has the higher-p links. Mixdrop works a lot better, but doesn't have the links--so far. I'd like to hear what domain(s) y'all prefer--and which ones are just a pain.
@HRRoach--When you press the blue "Watch video from" button, it takes you to the video & you can look at the title above it; you want "INTERNAL or REPACK" to appear there. Or once the video starts to play you can look to the lower right corner at the logo that pops up: CTV or CW. You DON'T want CTV. I've found two SD links, but they may buffer (or diasppear).