It took a slightly embarrasing number of years for me to figure out her name was Tessmacher and not Titsmocker.
There are like six Stephen King stories based around that exact premise. SyFy had a series called Haven which was basically that concept.This lawsuit against the Duffer brothers for Stranger Things is bullshit. Stranger Things isn't derivative of one person's unique idea (which was a vague "what if there was a town where lots of spooky things happened?"). It's derivative of lots of people's general ideas. That's what gives it that Classic feel.
Unless you where a contemporary of young Dave, everything has been a trope since before you where born...
Yup, just watched the newest episode and it was marvelous.Okay, if you are not watching What We Do in the Shadows: The Series, you are seriously missing out. Last night had perhaps the greatest collection of guest appearances I've ever watched on a TV show.
The series continues in the vein of the movie but with a household of Staten Island vampires instead of ones from NZ. I can't recommend it enough.
Guess what just got cancelled?The Tick season 2.
This is damn good television. I don't have the energy right now to do it justice. The humor is amazing, the commentary both on comics and the real world is fantastic, the acting is delightful, and I'm just having a ball.
I'm kinda curious about one thing. In s02e05 one of the heroes greets another with "You magnificent bastard, I read your book!" which is a reference to the movie Patton, but that clip is frequently used by the comic book review series Atop the Fourth Wall. I'm kinda wondering if one of the writers for The Tick is a fan of Linkara. An out of nowhere Patton reference doesn't make a lot of sense in The Tick, but a reference to AT4W does.
I could see Netflix bringing it to the table. All of their superhero content is going to be going to Warner Brothers service or Disney's service, so having an original IP would be good for them. It's also drastically different than a lot of comedies out there.Guess what just got cancelled?
A show that has shitted on women since the pilot continues to do so all the way through in the finale? At least you can say it's been consistent.Not about a show I watched, but I saw this headline about The Big Bang Theory, and my spidey-sense went off: TBBT Showrunners Say They ‘Honored’ Penny By Making Her Pregnant
"Penny, who had expressed many times throughout the show’s run that she didn’t want children, became pregnant, a development she was very happy about."
"...it felt important to us to honor that relationship, I love them together and I wanted to know that they were ending in a happy place."
Yes, "honor" the characters by having completely out-of-character behavior, without even an attempt to justify it. I knew TBBT was bad, and that's why I've never followed it, but I didn't expect it to be this blatantly terrible.
Also, what a fucked up message to be sending out at the same time as women's reproductive rights are under attack. But it's not like they could have planned to tie in the banning of abortion, could they? Oh well, that's a discussion for the Politics sub-forum.