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We're in a time loop of time loop movies

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  1. tesseractcat
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    I really like time loops as a premise, and I think they could be explored more. My favorite piece of time loop fiction would have to be "Mother of Learning", which is something like if Harry...

    I really like time loops as a premise, and I think they could be explored more. My favorite piece of time loop fiction would have to be "Mother of Learning", which is something like if Harry Potter was in a time loop. It's a bit rough around the edges, but it's probably one of, if not the longest piece of time loop content in existence.

    6 votes
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    ChuckS
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    Saw a post about Dark here, watched the whole series with my wife, then watched the whole series in short order. Honestly I thought the show would have been perfect at the end of the second...

    Saw a post about Dark here, watched the whole series with my wife, then watched the whole series in short order. Honestly I thought the show would have been perfect at the end of the second season; I thought the third season dragged and wasn't nearly as engaging, but still an excellent show and I would highly recommend.

    5 votes
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      tesseractcat
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      I have to disagree, honestly I wouldn't recommend Dark Dark spoilers! I think the final season and ending were very disappointing, and honestly I wouldn't recommend the show because of that. In my...

      I have to disagree, honestly I wouldn't recommend Dark

      Dark spoilers! I think the final season and ending were very disappointing, and honestly I wouldn't recommend the show because of that.

      In my opinion the main point of the show was the mystery behind the time loop and why characters take certain actions/become their future selves. This was totally undermined as many of the actions that were taken were taken just to "preserve the loop". It was infuriating how no-one in the loop seemed to get the concept that you couldn't change anything, and the explanation for how the loop finally ended up broken was totally random and incredibly dissatisfying. I think there were also a lot of plot threads that were left unanswered or barely explored, and characters who ended up having little to no impact on the story.

      I liked the concept and a lot of elements in the show, but the these problems and the final episode with the main characters 'fading out' ruined the rest of the show for me.

      3 votes
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        ChuckS
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        Okay spoilers for all the plot twists: Dark series spoilers When the show looped back around to Mikkel's suicide, I thought that was one of the best moments in any show I've ever seen. The first...

        Okay spoilers for all the plot twists:

        Dark series spoilers

        When the show looped back around to Mikkel's suicide, I thought that was one of the best moments in any show I've ever seen. The first two seasons had great pacing and there seemed to be a lot of emotion, too. Mikkel freaked when he saw himself, etc., but everything seemed... urgent, I guess. That urgency left in the third season, and for me it turned into watching Jonas and the other lady bicker about who was trying to keep the cycle going and who was trying to break it.

        For me, I think, the series should have ended about two minutes before the actual end of season two.

        2 votes
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          Wes
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          See Expandable Sections in the docs. It's a bit of a kludge in lieu of real spoiler tags.

          See Expandable Sections in the docs. It's a bit of a kludge in lieu of real spoiler tags.

          1 vote
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    MonkeyPants
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    It's the other way around. Boss Level is on Hulu. The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is on Amazon.

    With the release of Amazon’s ‘Boss Level’ and Hulu’s ‘The Map of Tiny Perfect Things,’

    It's the other way around. Boss Level is on Hulu. The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is on Amazon.

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    1. drannex
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      Boss Level was a great fun and cheeky adventure, reminded me a little bit of Scott Pilgrim in how it presented itself and had an original take on the standard time-loop story formula. If anyone...

      Boss Level was a great fun and cheeky adventure, reminded me a little bit of Scott Pilgrim in how it presented itself and had an original take on the standard time-loop story formula.

      If anyone wants something fun to watch, check this one out.

      2 votes
  4. mrbig
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    The episode "Try, try", from Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone, is like a dark version of Groundhog Day. It makes perfectly clear how creepy and manipulative it is to use your knowledge from the loops...

    The episode "Try, try", from Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone, is like a dark version of Groundhog Day. It makes perfectly clear how creepy and manipulative it is to use your knowledge from the loops to seduce a woman for whom everything is happening for the first time. A great episode IMHO.

    3 votes
  5. vord
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    Thanks! I've always loved time loop tropes, so now I have some more content. One of my favorite isn't a movie, but a crime drama TV show: Day Break

    Thanks! I've always loved time loop tropes, so now I have some more content.

    One of my favorite isn't a movie, but a crime drama TV show: Day Break

    2 votes