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[TV] Talk about the last TV you watched, the catchall thread

Discussion in 'Media Madness' started by Frank, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. evilmike

    evilmike One Of Us

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    New Stranger Things Trailer
     
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    Gus No strings attached

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    Right now I'm watching a documentary on Scientology. Weird stuff
     
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    jwhouk Stuck In North Central Walkerstan

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    I was watching some incredibly bad horror story about cars without headlights trying to drive on a rectangular freeway at ridiculous speeds, but they kept crashing and crashing and crashing and...


    ...oh wait, my bad, that was just the Brickyard 400.
     
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    Subject of Stranger things, Ben Schwartz totally acknowledges his resemblance to Steve Harrington and that's awesome.

    Blue Collar Ep one

    This....was the most pilotiest of pilot episodes. For one, the FBI agent acts WAY too chummy with the con artist in the first episode. These two were rivals for years, now they act like they've been friends for years. Also, the way they explain the lady agent as gay because she liked conman's hat was... weird. Like, why does liking a hat make someone gay? Hats are pretty much sexual-neutral last time I checked.

    Someone confirm whether I should stop at the pilot.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, @Yoshimickster , how are you coming with Person of Interest?
     
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    Slowly going , still loving it, I'm just REALLY easily sidetracked by the mass amount of media I'm exposed to.
     
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    @midnight has been canceled. I has just a couple of weeks left until they hit their 600th episode, which will be the finale.
     
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    I highly suspect that @midnight suffered from have a terrible lead-in. The Daily Show just isn't worth watching anymore without Jon Stewart, especially with two previous alums with their own superior shows.

    Really, the Nightly Show was superior to what the Daily Show has become. It was the natural evolution of the show and Larry Wilmore deserved better.
     
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    Killjoys is a damn good show. They give you these little things, these world-building details, that they don't really call attention to until they become important, but then it's like "Oh, okay, that's been mentioned before, it wasn't just pulled out of nowhere." Things actually have reasons.

    For example: The Quad, where pretty much all of Season 1 takes place, is a solar system of 4 terraformed worlds: the dwarf planet Qresh, and it's three moons, Arkyn, Westerley, and Leith. Arkyn was a failed terraform, so it's uninhabited. Qresh is a perfect terraform - wealthy, rich, temperate, and the ruling body of the Quad. It's ruled by The Nine families. There are lesser houses on Qresh as well, who are still effectively royalty on Leith and Westerley. Over time, the population grew too large and the resources of Qresh were stretched, and as such, they shipped people to Leith. Leith is agricultural, and the majority of its inhabitants are descended from the non-inheriting children of Qreshi aristocrats - in fact, one character makes a remark, "Scratch a Leithan and what do you find? A Qreshi who's ashamed to be there." Leith, being another successful terraform, is the object of a power struggle in the Quad. See, in order to get workers for the mines on Westerley, which is arid and polluted and basically shitty, the Company run by the Nine promised homesteads on Leith to the descendants of workers, 5 generations later (if a number of conditions are met). To their dismay, a very large amount of Westerleyans manage to fulfill those conditions for 5 consecutive generations, and as such, much of Leith is about to be up for grabs, which the Leithans are none too happy about.

    Or the Scarbacks - a religious order that also seemingly has a large number of revolutionaries and engages in self-laceration for atonement, to give blessings, etc. Why? Well, it turns out they faced an alien race of body snatchers, and someone who had been turned would regenerate wounds almost immediately - thus, if someone cut themselves and still bled, they could be trusted.

    Related to this, most of the religious phraseology used by both laypeople and the scarbacks invokes trees, seeds, and soil - and that makes sense when you realize their worlds are terraformed, and that for trees to grow and seeds to germinate means that the project has been successful; the miracle has been achieved. Trees and crops were literally salvation for the settlers of the new worlds.

    Anyway I just appreciate the writers actually building a setting that works organically.
     
  10. Gryfter

    Gryfter Caught red-handed

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    Killjoys has been weaker this season in my opinion. I think the main actress isn't quite a strong enough actor to be pulling off two characters who essentially embody the show's main conflict (See Orphan Black if you want to see this done properly. Their world building has been good though.

    Dark Matter on the other hand just keep getting better .
     
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    I don't know if it's necessarily the actress. The manic-pixie-girl-ishness of the villain might be what makes her hard to swallow in high amounts. And i don't think better acting would help much with that (it would be as if Rachel was acting like Crystal).
     
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    Yeah, and the fact that Naveela and Dutch are extreme similar in a lot of aspects doesn't help, either.
     
  13. ThatNickGuy

    ThatNickGuy Author. Cyclist. Yogi. Goofball.

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    So I started re-watching Lois & Clark for the first time in years. It's a bit dated, of course, and on a TV budget for the 90s, so the special effects aren't much. But it has a warm earnestness to it, which is honestly kind of refreshing, especially these days. Even if it's a little hammy at points.

    Heh, I'm watching the third episode right now and Lex meets with three unnamed experts to tackle the Superman problem: a young black guy, a young woman, and an old white man. Now quick question: which one do you think DOESN'T get a really cliche or stereotypical line?
     
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    Does the old man say Superman needs to get off his lawn?
     
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    ThatNickGuy Author. Cyclist. Yogi. Goofball.

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    Let's play a matching game. Here are each of their first three lines:

    "Man, he can really jump! For a white guy."
    "Well of course, he is immensely powerful."
    "He's still a man. All men are weak."
    --- Double Post Merged, Aug 12, 2017 ---
    Hee hee. Clark on the phone with Ma and Pa discussing how to get bomb stains out of his costume.

    I love this show.
     
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    Covar It's Clobberin' Time!!!

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    Superman was so great in the 90s.
     
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    Aneela.
     
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    Okay.
     
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    AND WE SANG THE FIRST THING THAT CAME TO OUR HEADS-just so happened to beeeeeeeeeeeee-THE BEST SONG IN THE WORLD, it was the best song in the wooooooooooooorld!
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Dated someone who was obsessed with the show.
    It gets a bit silly at times, but it has plenty of moments and in-jokes, and also includes an appearance by Commander William T. Riker.

    --Patrick
     
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    :rage: :rage: :rage: goes on murderous, limb severing rampage....


    Of course, the latest episodes kind of gives a good reason why they shouldn't even be all that different....
     
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    I started watching Starz when American Gods was on. I kept the channel because it caries Magnum P.I. on most days. Yesterday it had a great joke on it.

    Higgins: Where were you?
    Magnum: I was out shagging flies with the prince.
    Higgins: Your etymological predilections aside...
     
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    Rewatching Arrow for the fuck of it, and season 1 Laurel...can get REALLY bitchy, even sound bitchy when the scene clearly shows she should be nice. Season-1 Thea's bitchiness while annoying, at least always has the excuse of her being a rowdy teen dealing with MASSIVE grief and trauma, but Laurel's actress will act mean to people who do not deserve it-AT ALL! Like remember when Quentin RIGHTLY puts her under police custody because she's involved in a case involving the fucking triad and makes Quentin out to be over-protective? ITS THE FUCKING TRIAD STUPID-they will KILL you! I've heard her actress is better at being mean, which is the most logical reason Black Canary was killed off and Black Siren was brought in, played to the actresses strong-suit.