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

Dave

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I love how people are debating about a mythical place where musical styles could have evolved differently so all arguments are basically moot.
 
I love how people are debating about a mythical place where musical styles could have evolved differently so all arguments are basically moot.
He addresses that specifically in the post where he asks:
Fantasy setting aside, and the impossibility for anything to be accurate in regards to a fake history, I'm curious as to just how anachronistic the song is in regards to real world medieval bard music.
--Patrick
 

Dave

Staff member
Pat, you really need to stop pointing out my skimming of posts and missing key details.

It upsets me.
 
Are you at least 35 years of age and male?
If so, here is an article that may interest you:
Let’s settle the question of Blue Thunder vs. Airwolf once and for all
My memory of Blue Thunder as an elementary schooler is an hour of boring adults doing boring things followed by 30 minutes that made me happier than a puppy. That's because our hero pilot/cop takes to the sky in his armored murder-copter to do battle with police cars, other choppers, and a couple F-16s. For reasons.
Airwolf, by contrast, was a totally different thing. It was a TV show that ran on CBS from 1984 to 1986 before squeezing out one more season on the USA network. It also involved an experimental military chopper flown by a sullen ex-Army pilot with the shockingly preposterous name "Stringfellow Hawke." [My editor says that] if you watch all of Airwolf in order you can actually see star Jan-Michael Vincent get progressively drunker and more checked-out as the show goes on.
Got it? Good. Now let's turn to the important questions these two helicopter franchises raise. One: which machine is more awesome? And two: would I emerge from this project with my sanity intact?
--Patrick
 
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No way. Airwolf was an invincible engine of destruction with unlimited range. Blue Thunder was just a cop car in the sky.
Yes. And that’s what made it more relatable.
Blue Thunder was like helicopter Lethal Weapon.
Airwolf is just helicopter Anime.

—Patrick
 
Picard was pretty nice. I just loved seeing him again. I have to get rid of my CBS which sucks since I'm looking forward to this a lot.

Kinda worries that it'll have a similar vibe to Discovery though.
 
After Discovery I was worried about Picard. Just watched the first episode and it was awesome. It's like Star Treks "Logan". Can't wait for the next episode next week. Best thing the first episode didn't felt confusing so even people who didn't watched Star Trek can follow. But I bet the purist neckbeards will complain that the future of the 24th century looks like the worlds in 20 years and the aliens are too human:rolleyes:.

And if you wonder, I watched it legally on Prime. Amazon got the license for my country from CBS .
 
After Discovery I was worried about Picard. Just watched the first episode and it was awesome. It's like Star Treks "Logan". Can't wait for the next episode next week. Best thing the first episode didn't felt confusing so even people who didn't watched Star Trek can follow. But I bet the purist neckbeards will complain that the future of the 24th century looks like the worlds in 20 years and the aliens are too human:rolleyes:.

And if you wonder, I watched it legally on Prime. Amazon got the license for my country from CBS .
*thumbing the VPN* which country was that again?
 
...but you'd still need a Prime subscription from Germany, so just the VPN won't do you much good, I think
 
It took me a while to realise those 2 where not Vulcan... also, that base at the end... ho-boy...
 
Honestly fucking angry that Kurtzman decided to make his Picard show about his dumbass exploding Romulus bullshit that he and his hack-ass partner wrote into the shitty JJ Abrams Star Trek reboot. The hubris.

Laughed out loud when the romulan introduced at the end of the episode came onto screen to a rendition of the Balance of Terror romulan theme.

I wish people who actually liked Star Trek made Star Trek.
 
Honestly @Frank ... as someone who's a HUGE fan of Star Trek Online? The destruction of Romulus is one of the better things that has happened to Star Trek, if only because it gave birth to the much more interesting Romulan Republic. I mean, the Star Empire's still around and much of the early game story with the Roms involves fighting them, but turning the Romulan Republic into a major faction that cooperated with the Federation and the Klingon Empire gave the writers much more to work with.

The STO writers also made a saving throw in regards to the whole mess about why the destruction of Romulus actually happened, turning it from "No reason given" into a story that spanned several expansions worth of content and had a pretty decent ending, all things considered. I can't wait to see how it gets ruined by Kurtzman.
 
So I'm finally catching up on the Marvel Netflix shows. I plowed through Jessica Jones S2, which I wasn't into at first but got into more as it went along. Not as nerve wracking great as the first season, but still good.

Luke Cage S2 was next and THAT I really enjoyed, more than the first season. It was more consistent and didn't try switching villains halfway through like S1. I didn't like the villain at first because of the strong Jamaican accent, but DAMN if the writing didn't pull me in.

Now I'm into Iron Fist S2 and it's...okay. I know the first season is generally crapped on, but I thought it was okay. This one is getting stronger as it goes. I'm digging the HELL out of Alice Eve in this. Fantastic acting on her part.

Although, once Misty Knight shows up, it kind of turns into The Colleen & Misty Show and I am ALL FOR IT. Seriously, they're great characters, the actresses are phenomenal, and their chemistry is off the charts. I'd love a Daughters of the Dragon series.

Daredevil S3, Punisher S2, and Jessica Jones S3 (in that order) will be next and will finish these shows. It's disappointing how it seems the love and talk for these died off because despite some flaws and perhaps dragging at points, these are good shows.

It's a shame they not acknowledged in the MCU films. Even briefly cutting to some of these characters watching each other turn to dust during Endgame. I hope we see some of these actors return in some form or another. Though I doubt we'll see them in an R-Rated form again.
 

GasBandit

Staff member
So I'm finally catching up on the Marvel Netflix shows. I plowed through Jessica Jones S2, which I wasn't into at first but got into more as it went along. Not as nerve wracking great as the first season, but still good.

Luke Cage S2 was next and THAT I really enjoyed, more than the first season. It was more consistent and didn't try switching villains halfway through like S1. I didn't like the villain at first because of the strong Jamaican accent, but DAMN if the writing didn't pull me in.

Now I'm into Iron Fist S2 and it's...okay. I know the first season is generally crapped on, but I thought it was okay. This one is getting stronger as it goes. I'm digging the HELL out of Alice Eve in this. Fantastic acting on her part.

Although, once Misty Knight shows up, it kind of turns into The Colleen & Misty Show and I am ALL FOR IT. Seriously, they're great characters, the actresses are phenomenal, and their chemistry is off the charts. I'd love a Daughters of the Dragon series.

Daredevil S3, Punisher S2, and Jessica Jones S3 (in that order) will be next and will finish these shows. It's disappointing how it seems the love and talk for these died off because despite some flaws and perhaps dragging at points, these are good shows.

It's a shame they not acknowledged in the MCU films. Even briefly cutting to some of these characters watching each other turn to dust during Endgame. I hope we see some of these actors return in some form or another. Though I doubt we'll see them in an R-Rated form again.
Are you watching these in chronological order? As in, have you watched Defenders yet?
 
Are you watching these in chronological order? As in, have you watched Defenders yet?
I have. I'd been watching them as they came out, but fell off at Punisher. I watched that I think last year (and really liked it), then tried moving onto Jessica Jones S2, but I couldn't get into it. But yeah, I'm watching them in order of the original release dates
 
Honestly @Frank ... as someone who's a HUGE fan of Star Trek Online? The destruction of Romulus is one of the better things that has happened to Star Trek
I tried to get back into Star Trek online after years of not playing and found myself overwhelmed by all of the new game mechanics and content.

Is it best just to start a new character when getting back into it?
 
I tried to get back into Star Trek online after years of not playing and found myself overwhelmed by all of the new game mechanics and content.

Is it best just to start a new character when getting back into it?
There really isn't a reason not. It's not like it's hard to level anymore; Disco and Delta patrols give a full level each the first time you do them a day and practically every episode does as well. Some things to keep in mind...

- All T6 ships now level with you from level 1. You got a ship you like or just want to start farmings ship traits early? Use it!
- Events now have their own tab. It's not through Holiday rep anymore. This is also how you access the event rewards.
- Fed and KDF can use Rom ships now.
- New intros and panels for everyone, including the option to play as a TOS or Disco-era Fed, as well as starting at 50 as a Jem'Hadar if you've got a high level character.
- 10th Anniversary event is just starting. Do one of the Event things (New episodes, certain TFOs) once a day for 25 days to unlock the Alliance Battlecruiser, which is kinda broken good.
 
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