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3 Body Problem on Netflix

Anyone else watching? The first scenes are so disturbing to me. Mob violence by anti-intellectual zealots against a physics professor. I just started it. Yikes.

by Anonymousreply 37April 8, 2024 1:30 AM

Turn it off, fool.

by Anonymousreply 1March 25, 2024 11:33 PM

Episode 5 is a 100/100 masterpiece.

by Anonymousreply 2March 25, 2024 11:37 PM

The first five minutes were so disturbing to me I had to turn it off. Maybe I’ll try it again later.

by Anonymousreply 3March 25, 2024 11:38 PM

That first scene is violent but very important in understanding why she did what she did.

by Anonymousreply 4March 25, 2024 11:39 PM

The scenes set in China are great and that's about it.

by Anonymousreply 5March 25, 2024 11:39 PM

Well, they did give it a good review in the NYT today.

by Anonymousreply 6March 25, 2024 11:44 PM

[quote] Anyone else watching?

Someone else is watching because it’s being discussed in the below-linked thread.

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by Anonymousreply 7March 26, 2024 12:38 AM

Thanks R7 even though it's not a long thread.

by Anonymousreply 8March 26, 2024 12:49 AM

Fucking brilliant. I've read the 1st book, and about 2/3rds of the storyline is directly from the book's plot. Elements that the writers added I think really helped to focus the story (the book is great but at points gets extremely deep into the weeds of the physics/cosmology elements.)

And the opening is pretty close to the historical facts - China lost it's fucking mind during the Cultural Revolution. 15 year olds were charged with purging anybody with an education from public life for "non-revolutionary thought", which also mirrors the civilization development in the headset narratives.

by Anonymousreply 9March 26, 2024 4:20 AM

That ship scene was something else.

by Anonymousreply 10March 26, 2024 4:31 AM

Will it get a season 2?

by Anonymousreply 11March 27, 2024 3:54 AM

Will it get a season 3?

by Anonymousreply 12March 27, 2024 3:56 AM

Book 2 jumps 400 years later to the arrival, so I imagine they'll want to take a whack at that.

Don't know how the viewing numbers have been yet, though.

by Anonymousreply 13March 27, 2024 12:43 PM

Just finished episode 5. Love, LOVE this show.

I think it will become a slow burning big hit for Netflix

by Anonymousreply 14March 29, 2024 9:43 PM

Episode 5 really was the best.

by Anonymousreply 15March 30, 2024 2:35 AM

I couldn't watch the beginning. Years ago, I had a grad class about China so I knew the history of what was happening, and it tore my heart out to see it. If you don't know anything about the Cultural Revolution in China, it's definitely worth reading about. The way anti-intellectualism is proceeding here in the U.S., it will be good to know some history of it.

Maybe I'll give this show a try later.

by Anonymousreply 16March 30, 2024 3:02 AM

Communism kills. We know.

by Anonymousreply 17March 30, 2024 3:12 AM

EP5 was fantastic. Had to go to bed but can't wait to start watching the last episodes.

by Anonymousreply 18March 30, 2024 3:34 PM

There are some very disturbing parallels between contemporary American society and Mao's Cultural Revolution in China with regard to academics and "intellectuals."

by Anonymousreply 19March 30, 2024 4:25 PM

There are parallels between the Cultural Revolution and cancel culture on campuses. Not allowing freedom of speech for anyone who doesn’t share the hive mind opinion on racism, gender etc. for example. The right of course has its own crusades. Fortunately, there is enough commitment to individual rights in the U S to avoid anything similiar to China. I’d be more worried about the left though. They control “elite” colleges and are better at brainwashing students.

by Anonymousreply 20March 30, 2024 4:36 PM

Just finished this. Like r18, I saved the last 3 episodes and binged them this afternoon. Wonderful first season, ending on a provocative note.

Looking forward to season 2, if Netflix allows.

by Anonymousreply 21March 30, 2024 8:50 PM

I'm in the middle of episode 6. I'm still really enjoying it. It is interesting on several levels and is quiet complex, which is what scifi should be.

by Anonymousreply 22March 30, 2024 8:58 PM

Can someone give a quick summary about what’s it about?

by Anonymousreply 23March 30, 2024 9:01 PM

Sure, R23, a Chinese woman sends a message into space then we all die.

by Anonymousreply 24March 30, 2024 9:03 PM

R23, you see there are these three bodies and they have a problem. Hilarity ensues.

by Anonymousreply 25March 30, 2024 9:04 PM

R24 😳

by Anonymousreply 26March 30, 2024 10:07 PM

[quote]Ye Wenjie is an astrophysicist who sees her father beaten to death during a struggle session in the Chinese Cultural Revolution. She is conscripted by the military because of her scientific background and is sent to a secret military base in a remote region. Her fateful decision at the base echoes across space and time to a group of scientists in the present day, forcing them to face humanity's greatest threat.

It is a fairly faithful version of the first book in the trilogy, with lots more caucasians.

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by Anonymousreply 27March 30, 2024 10:12 PM

I think the story jumps the shark at Episode 4. No spoilers, rather I can say it's been flirting with kitschy tropes so far but Episode 4 destroys all verisimilitude and it becomes fully pulpy B-movie alien mishmosh. Not even fun.

by Anonymousreply 28March 31, 2024 8:53 PM

And I thought episodes 4 and 5 were best.

by Anonymousreply 29March 31, 2024 9:03 PM

No accounting for taste.

by Anonymousreply 30March 31, 2024 9:19 PM

Also, Eiza Gonzalez's plastic surgery.

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by Anonymousreply 31March 31, 2024 9:49 PM

I loved the show R27 even if it had been all in Chinese. As a matter of fact it may have worked better for me in subtitles since all actors these days mumble and whisper and you need subtitles anyway. SMH

by Anonymousreply 32April 1, 2024 1:33 AM

[quote] Communism kills. We know.

Almost as much as capitalism!

by Anonymousreply 33April 8, 2024 12:15 AM

Communism creates nothing, R33.

by Anonymousreply 34April 8, 2024 12:49 AM

^^but mass death, gulags and entire countries being prisons.

by Anonymousreply 35April 8, 2024 12:50 AM

Just finished watching this -- although the middle episodes were a bit bogged down and I could have lived without the whole "unrequited love" bullshit.

Looking forward to Season 2, but in the meantime, I think I'll give the Chinese version a whirl. Thirty episodes! That one might take awhile.

by Anonymousreply 36April 8, 2024 1:19 AM

r36- Holy cannoli- it's on Peacock!

by Anonymousreply 37April 8, 2024 1:30 AM
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