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Title: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 13, 2014, 10:49:09 am
How did I wake up this morning to no thread about the double-episode premiere of Girls last night?

A few thoughts as a jumping off point:
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: slappy on January 13, 2014, 01:31:18 pm
TLDR - Kim Gordon is really bad at acting.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 13, 2014, 01:53:15 pm
Kim Gordon is really bad at acting.
Yep. I actually found the Amy Schumer appearance more grating.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Brian_Wallace on January 13, 2014, 03:56:58 pm

I mean, I didn't really value your opinion before but, really?  This show?!?!  The one with the fat, naked chick?

Whenever some mentions that show I just think of this, which sums it up perfectly:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/next-episode-of-girls-to-feature-lena-dunham-shitt,31661/ (http://www.theonion.com/articles/next-episode-of-girls-to-feature-lena-dunham-shitt,31661/)

Why can't it have great nudity like "Spartacus"....or "Shameless"...or "Californication."  "Girls" is to nudity what The National is to music.

However, I thought it about it a little more and comparing this message board to that show:

1.)  Entitled
2.)  Hipsters
3.)  Parents pay for everything.
4.)  The delusion that others care about your opinion.
5.)  So self-centered it turns around and even isn't self-centered anymore.
6.)  Token stereotypes.

and then it hit me!

9:30 Club Message Board = "BOYS".

I hate Judd Apatow so much.  And his response to that question last week just goes to show you what an insufferable prick he really is.  So much so, I think he's going to join Arcade Fire.

Plus, if "Girls" lasts a million years longer and produces a billion more episodes, they all will have been pissed on by the first 10 minutes of "True Detective".

Brian

P.S.  Tonight's "Archer" premiere will probably be even funnier.

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 13, 2014, 04:11:17 pm

I mean, I didn't really value your opinion before but, really?  This show?!?!  The one with the fat, naked chick?

Whenever some mentions that show I just think of this, which sums it up perfectly:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/next-episode-of-girls-to-feature-lena-dunham-shitt,31661/ (http://www.theonion.com/articles/next-episode-of-girls-to-feature-lena-dunham-shitt,31661/)

Why can't it have great nudity like "Spartacus"....or "Shameless"...or "Californication."  "Girls" is to nudity what The National is to music.

However, I thought it about it a little more and comparing this message board to that show:

1.)  Entitled
2.)  Hipsters
3.)  Parents pay for everything.
4.)  The delusion that others care about your opinion.
5.)  So self-centered it turns around and even isn't self-centered anymore.
6.)  Token stereotypes.

and then it hit me!

9:30 Club Message Board = "BOYS".

I hate Judd Apatow so much.  And his response to that question last week just goes to show you what an insufferable prick he really is.  So much so, I think he's going to join Arcade Fire.

Plus, if "Girls" lasts a million years longer and produces a billion more episodes, they all will have been pissed on by the first 10 minutes of "True Detective".

Brian

P.S.  Tonight's "Archer" premiere will probably be even funnier.



I like "Girls".  Every Judd Appatow movie ever made has been hilarious.  Love Arcade Fire and thanks for reminding me Archer is on tonight as I like Archer as well.  I like the National and I don't mind seeing Lena Durham naked. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 13, 2014, 04:20:42 pm
how, do you, keep up, with it all? 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 13, 2014, 04:30:05 pm
I'm mostly in complete agreement with you Brian but want to say that my parents (or in-laws) haven't paid for a dime of anything since I graduated from college 25 years ago. When I moved in with them for a year after grad school, my dad charged me rent. And my wife's parents haven't paid for anything of hers since she moved out of the house when she was 17.

So don't be going and saying MY parents paid for everything!
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: chaz on January 13, 2014, 04:34:36 pm
I'm mostly in complete agreement with you Brian but want to say that my parents (or in-laws) haven't paid for a dime of anything since I graduated from college 25 years ago. When I moved in with them for a year after grad school, my dad charged me rent. And my wife's parents haven't paid for anything of hers since she moved out of the house when she was 17.

So don't be going and saying MY parents paid for everything!
Diddo that. I dropped out of college when I was 19 and been totally on my own since I did.  And grateful for it as well. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 13, 2014, 04:40:51 pm
I'm mostly in complete agreement with you Brian but want to say that my parents (or in-laws) haven't paid for a dime of anything since I graduated from college 25 years ago. When I moved in with them for a year after grad school, my dad charged me rent. And my wife's parents haven't paid for anything of hers since she moved out of the house when she was 17.

So don't be going and saying MY parents paid for everything!

Your parents paid for your college? Spoiled you were.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 13, 2014, 05:02:23 pm
As I will pay for 100% of my daughter's undergrad education.

I'm mostly in complete agreement with you Brian but want to say that my parents (or in-laws) haven't paid for a dime of anything since I graduated from college 25 years ago. When I moved in with them for a year after grad school, my dad charged me rent. And my wife's parents haven't paid for anything of hers since she moved out of the house when she was 17.

So don't be going and saying MY parents paid for everything!

Your parents paid for your college? Spoiled you were.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 13, 2014, 05:03:45 pm
that is, unless of course, she runs off to join the circus.  or starts a satanic death metal group.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 13, 2014, 05:22:07 pm
As I will pay for 100% of my daughter's undergrad education.

I'm mostly in complete agreement with you Brian but want to say that my parents (or in-laws) haven't paid for a dime of anything since I graduated from college 25 years ago. When I moved in with them for a year after grad school, my dad charged me rent. And my wife's parents haven't paid for anything of hers since she moved out of the house when she was 17.

So don't be going and saying MY parents paid for everything!

Your parents paid for your college? Spoiled you were.

Someone paying for your college makes you weak.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: chaz on January 13, 2014, 05:23:07 pm
As I will pay for 100% of my daughter's undergrad education.
Ditto again.  It's the best feeling knowing that my kids' college fund should be up to snuff when they ship out.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: chaz on January 13, 2014, 05:24:59 pm
As I will pay for 100% of my daughter's undergrad education.

I'm mostly in complete agreement with you Brian but want to say that my parents (or in-laws) haven't paid for a dime of anything since I graduated from college 25 years ago. When I moved in with them for a year after grad school, my dad charged me rent. And my wife's parents haven't paid for anything of hers since she moved out of the house when she was 17.

So don't be going and saying MY parents paid for everything!

Your parents paid for your college? Spoiled you were.

Someone paying for your college makes you weak.
You are such a tool.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 13, 2014, 05:43:15 pm
As I will pay for 100% of my daughter's undergrad education.

I'm mostly in complete agreement with you Brian but want to say that my parents (or in-laws) haven't paid for a dime of anything since I graduated from college 25 years ago. When I moved in with them for a year after grad school, my dad charged me rent. And my wife's parents haven't paid for anything of hers since she moved out of the house when she was 17.

So don't be going and saying MY parents paid for everything!

Your parents paid for your college? Spoiled you were.

Someone paying for your college makes you weak.
You are such a tool.

Sounds like you were weak.  I paid my for own college and it didn't hold me back.  It made me choose a field and a college where I would get high returns for my investment.  Graduated with no student loans and I was making 77k a year out of college. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 13, 2014, 05:45:00 pm
I like Archer too.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: chaz on January 13, 2014, 05:45:13 pm
As I will pay for 100% of my daughter's undergrad education.

I'm mostly in complete agreement with you Brian but want to say that my parents (or in-laws) haven't paid for a dime of anything since I graduated from college 25 years ago. When I moved in with them for a year after grad school, my dad charged me rent. And my wife's parents haven't paid for anything of hers since she moved out of the house when she was 17.

So don't be going and saying MY parents paid for everything!

Your parents paid for your college? Spoiled you were.

Someone paying for your college makes you weak.
You are such a tool.

Sounds like you were weak.  I paid my for own college and it didn't hold me back.  It made me choose a field and a college where I would get high returns for my investment.  Graduated with no student loans and I was making 77k a year out of college. 

A well compensated tool!
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: stevewizzle on January 13, 2014, 05:47:30 pm
As I will pay for 100% of my daughter's undergrad education which I cannot somehow manage to get paid by her through student loans and grants which she will pay off slowly with high interest rates and bleak employment opportunities until she is 35.

I'm mostly in complete agreement with you Brian but want to say that my parents (or in-laws) haven't paid for a dime of anything since I graduated from college 25 years ago. When I moved in with them for a year after grad school, my dad charged me rent. And my wife's parents haven't paid for anything of hers since she moved out of the house when she was 17.

So don't be going and saying MY parents paid for everything!

Your parents paid for your college? Spoiled you were.

FTFY

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 13, 2014, 05:48:37 pm
As I will pay for 100% of my daughter's undergrad education.

I'm mostly in complete agreement with you Brian but want to say that my parents (or in-laws) haven't paid for a dime of anything since I graduated from college 25 years ago. When I moved in with them for a year after grad school, my dad charged me rent. And my wife's parents haven't paid for anything of hers since she moved out of the house when she was 17.

So don't be going and saying MY parents paid for everything!

Your parents paid for your college? Spoiled you were.

Someone paying for your college makes you weak.
You are such a tool.

Sounds like you were weak.  I paid my for own college and it didn't hold me back.  It made me choose a field and a college where I would get high returns for my investment.  Graduated with no student loans and I was making 77k a year out of college. 

A well compensated tool!

Serioulsy, I would make any children pay at least 1/3 of their college education. And not using student loans either.  If you don't pay for part of it you won't choose your college or your field wisely.   You aren't helping your children by paying for everything.  They could go off and do something stupid like get a degree in philosphy at some expensive private school  
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: stevewizzle on January 13, 2014, 05:50:33 pm
As I will pay for 100% of my daughter's undergrad education.

I'm mostly in complete agreement with you Brian but want to say that my parents (or in-laws) haven't paid for a dime of anything since I graduated from college 25 years ago. When I moved in with them for a year after grad school, my dad charged me rent. And my wife's parents haven't paid for anything of hers since she moved out of the house when she was 17.

So don't be going and saying MY parents paid for everything!

Your parents paid for your college? Spoiled you were.

Someone paying for your college makes you weak.
You are such a tool.

Sounds like you were weak.  I paid my for own college and it didn't hold me back.  It made me choose a field and a college where I would get high returns for my investment.  Graduated with no student loans and I was making 77k a year out of college. 

i've had this argument with you before and i'm not gonna have it again, but you're completely out of touch with what college costs now and you're comparing apples to oranges.  most people paid for college out of pocket who are 50 years old or older.  nearly no one paid for college out of pocket who is 30 years or younger.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 13, 2014, 05:54:36 pm
As I will pay for 100% of my daughter's undergrad education.

I'm mostly in complete agreement with you Brian but want to say that my parents (or in-laws) haven't paid for a dime of anything since I graduated from college 25 years ago. When I moved in with them for a year after grad school, my dad charged me rent. And my wife's parents haven't paid for anything of hers since she moved out of the house when she was 17.

So don't be going and saying MY parents paid for everything!

Your parents paid for your college? Spoiled you were.

Someone paying for your college makes you weak.
You are such a tool.

Sounds like you were weak.  I paid my for own college and it didn't hold me back.  It made me choose a field and a college where I would get high returns for my investment.  Graduated with no student loans and I was making 77k a year out of college. 

i've had this argument with you before and i'm not gonna have it again, but you're completely out of touch with what college costs now and you're comparing apples to oranges.  most people paid for college out of pocket who are 50 years old or older.  nearly no one paid for college out of pocket who is 30 years or younger.

Actually you could go to Towson University and pay $8,342 a year.  I don't see how that is not doable out of pocket.  Full time during the summer and working 4 days a week during the year.  I worked 5 days a week and attended full-time.  I had either all my classes on Tuesday and Thursday and Monday and Wednesday nights.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: chaz on January 13, 2014, 06:01:17 pm

Actually you could go to Towson University and pay $8,342 a year.  I don't see how that is not doable out of pocket.  Full time during the summer and working 4 days a week during the year.  I worked 5 days a week and attended full-time.  I had either all my classes on Tuesday and Thursday and Monday and Wednesday nights.
I'd be surprised if that amount includes anything beyond tuition. 
That leaves housing.  Meals.  Books.  Probably another 8 or 9k at least. 

Assuming a kid isn't living at home college is basically about 20k a year minimum.

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Brian_Wallace on January 13, 2014, 06:05:52 pm

Serioulsy, I would make any children pay at least 1/3 of their college education. And not using student loans either.  If you don't pay for part of it you won't choose your college or your field wisely.   You aren't helping your children by paying for everything.  They could go off and do something stupid like get a degree in philosphy at some expensive private school  


I'm not taking atomic's side in this, but college is so horribly overpriced (like a ticket to see Paul Simon...and STING!) with regards to "elite" schools.  The "a college education has never been more expensive and worthless at the same time" argument may be true.  It may look better on a resume (which is whatever the educational term for "racist" is) but is a Georgetown education really that much better than Maryland education?  Do they impart different knowledge?  The buffet's better?

I like Archer too.

And I'm a hypocrite for calling Lena Dunham "fat" (which she really isn't.  I just don't like her) and yet totally lusting after this:

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110213010123/archer/images/d/da/Pam.png)

She's like, my dream woman.

Brian
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: stevewizzle on January 13, 2014, 06:06:55 pm
As I will pay for 100% of my daughter's undergrad education.

I'm mostly in complete agreement with you Brian but want to say that my parents (or in-laws) haven't paid for a dime of anything since I graduated from college 25 years ago. When I moved in with them for a year after grad school, my dad charged me rent. And my wife's parents haven't paid for anything of hers since she moved out of the house when she was 17.

So don't be going and saying MY parents paid for everything!

Your parents paid for your college? Spoiled you were.

Someone paying for your college makes you weak.
You are such a tool.

Sounds like you were weak.  I paid my for own college and it didn't hold me back.  It made me choose a field and a college where I would get high returns for my investment.  Graduated with no student loans and I was making 77k a year out of college. 

i've had this argument with you before and i'm not gonna have it again, but you're completely out of touch with what college costs now and you're comparing apples to oranges.  most people paid for college out of pocket who are 50 years old or older.  nearly no one paid for college out of pocket who is 30 years or younger.

Actually you could go to Towson University and pay $8,342* a year.  I don't see how that is not doable out of pocket.  Full time during the summer and working 4 days a week during the year.  I worked 5 days a week and attended full-time.  I had either all my classes on Tuesday and Thursday and Monday and Wednesday nights.

*books, rent, food, computer, car, car insurance, health insurance, gas, utilities, etc not included. costs based on in-state tuition only. quality of educatio may vary depending on your degree.

i do admit, towson is affordable, and it could be done by some. but to assume that it works like that across the board is simply ridiculous.

edit: mostly a repeat of chaz's response. i thought brian wallaces archer post was the "warning" i got :)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 13, 2014, 06:11:05 pm

Actually you could go to Towson University and pay $8,342 a year.  I don't see how that is not doable out of pocket.  Full time during the summer and working 4 days a week during the year.  I worked 5 days a week and attended full-time.  I had either all my classes on Tuesday and Thursday and Monday and Wednesday nights.
I'd be surprised if that amount includes anything beyond tuition. 
That leaves housing.  Meals.  Books.  Probably another 8 or 9k at least. 

Assuming a kid isn't living at home college is basically about 20k a year minimum.



So isn't 20k a year easy enough to make.  Get a job as a waiter.  I worked at a grocery store my first couple of years of college and made probably 12k a year back then. Also worked at a warehouse over the summer in 1984 making 9 bucks an hour driving a forklift as a second job at night.  It is easy to do if you set your mind to it and have a goal.  And it is more rewarding. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 13, 2014, 06:13:13 pm

Serioulsy, I would make any children pay at least 1/3 of their college education. And not using student loans either.  If you don't pay for part of it you won't choose your college or your field wisely.   You aren't helping your children by paying for everything.  They could go off and do something stupid like get a degree in philosphy at some expensive private school  


I'm not taking atomic's side in this, but college is so horribly overpriced (like a ticket to see Paul Simon...and STING!) with regards to "elite" schools.  The "a college education has never been more expensive and worthless at the same time" argument may be true.  It may look better on a resume (which is whatever the educational term for "racist" is) but is a Georgetown education really that much better than Maryland education?  Do they impart different knowledge?  The buffet's better?

I like Archer too.

And I'm a hypocrite for calling Lena Dunham "fat" (which she really isn't.  I just don't like her) and yet totally lusting after this:

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110213010123/archer/images/d/da/Pam.png)

She's like, my dream woman.

Brian

That is because she is so slutty.   
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 13, 2014, 07:30:12 pm
How I met your mother is back on tonight.  Tonight is actually a good night to be watching TV.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 13, 2014, 08:31:14 pm
A. Between UVA, William and Mary and Va Tech, we have three of the top 75 schools right here in VA. She will go to a state school...unless somehow a top notch private school is cheaper.

B. She will be strongly encouraged to major in something useful and practical.

As I will pay for 100% of my daughter's undergrad education.

I'm mostly in complete agreement with you Brian but want to say that my parents (or in-laws) haven't paid for a dime of anything since I graduated from college 25 years ago. When I moved in with them for a year after grad school, my dad charged me rent. And my wife's parents haven't paid for anything of hers since she moved out of the house when she was 17.

So don't be going and saying MY parents paid for everything!

Your parents paid for your college? Spoiled you were.

Someone paying for your college makes you weak.
You are such a tool.

Sounds like you were weak.  I paid my for own college and it didn't hold me back.  It made me choose a field and a college where I would get high returns for my investment.  Graduated with no student loans and I was making 77k a year out of college. 

A well compensated tool!

Serioulsy, I would make any children pay at least 1/3 of their college education. And not using student loans either.  If you don't pay for part of it you won't choose your college or your field wisely.   You aren't helping your children by paying for everything.  They could go off and do something stupid like get a degree in philosphy at some expensive private school  
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 13, 2014, 09:16:23 pm
So I guess a lot of people are bent outta shape over the scene where Adam and Shosh go for a hike and Hannah elects to pay in the leaves and listen to This American Life. Some say it sums up what they hate about the show/the Hannah character and others say it was a tongue in cheek wink to critics who find the shoe indulgent. Thoughts?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 13, 2014, 10:15:40 pm
Girls was deleted from our DVR
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 13, 2014, 10:34:49 pm
Girls was deleted from our DVR
intentionally or accidentally?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 13, 2014, 10:40:14 pm
Girls was deleted from our DVR
intentionally or accidentally?

intentionally - season two was pretty much unbearable to watch and it the season finale was the nail in the coffin
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 14, 2014, 09:22:51 am
intentionally - season two was pretty much unbearable to watch and it the season finale was the nail in the coffin
The running through the streets shirtless while FaceTiming thing was one of the dumbest things I've ever seen on a decent show, admittedly.

I didn't like Season 2 as much the first time through. I thought One Man's Trash was maybe the best 30 minute episode of TV I'd seen in years but the entire thing felt like a different show than season 1. It felt much more introspective into the characters psyche's than the first one and since I was expecting the first season redux, it was somewhat jarring to not get what you were expecting, you know?

Then someone bought me both seasons on bluray and I rewatched it over the holidays and as I'm going thru Season 1, I'm thinking, "Wait, this is more joke-y, it's nowhere near as deep as the later episodes," and I realized that after having seen both versions of the show and walking away from it for a while, I actually liked the second season much more. One thing both the AV Club and Grantland review of the season (both have seen the entire thing, apparently) commented on is the feeling they had that Season 3 is more "traditionally sitcom" or "smaller" than Season 2. Having only seen the first two eps, I think it was more of that joke-y, season 1 style episodes where they aren't trying to go as deep into characters motivations and instead are functioning at a ratio that's more for laughs. If you liked season 1 and hated season 2, I think you should at least try watching the double-episode premiere. As I said in my bullet-points, the Shoshanna/Ray storyline was hysterical. (I predict Zosia Mamet has the biggest career a decade from now and mostly doing comedic roles.)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 14, 2014, 10:00:14 am
You re-watch entire television seasons of television series? Dude, you need to get some hobbies!

I predict these chicks won't even have careers ten years from now! That's Hollywood!
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 14, 2014, 10:15:47 am
I rewatch the entire run of The O.C. and The Hills (up until LC leaves) EVERY YEAR.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on January 14, 2014, 11:44:06 am
As I will pay for 100% of my daughter's undergrad education.
Ditto again.  It's the best feeling knowing that my kids' college fund should be up to snuff when they ship out.

My parents paid for mine and I am so glad they did.  I really appreciated it and I haven't had to move back home or ask for money since I graduated.  That is my gift to them for all they did for me.

BUT, I really loved both episodes of Girls.  I love Shosh so much.  She is an awesome character.  And Yay for a naked woman on camera who looks like what women really look like.  We aren't all size 2 anorexic no boob stick figures.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 14, 2014, 12:09:01 pm
The Archer episode last night was not very good.  Neither was How I met your mother. 

Am I the only one who likes the Mindy Project? 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 14, 2014, 12:14:53 pm
Has anyone watched Hit&Miss?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 14, 2014, 12:19:28 pm
good lord . . . get a job, hippie.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: stevewizzle on January 14, 2014, 12:32:11 pm
A. Between UVA, William and Mary and Va Tech, we have three of the top 75 schools right here in VA. She will go to a state school...unless somehow a top notch private school is cheaper.

B. She will be strongly encouraged to major in something useful and practical.

one of those schools has plenty of useful and practical majors ;)

student loans will be a practical option, especially when you realize your child wants to live with their best friends off-campus and rent is $500 a month (financial curveball!), or they want to take five years instead of four (common, these days), or they want to do any of the other million dumb things college students do that cost a shit-ton of money.  

while i find it sincere that you and chaz want to pay 100%, my parents said the same thing too, and my friends parents, and all my peers in school. my experience is it rarely happens. it's nice that your parents did that for you, but college is stupid expensive now, even in-state. i started school 8 years ago, and in that eight years, tuition increased 9k from where i started. 9k! when you're staring down 100k worth of expenses, you'll come to your senses and say "okay, i guess 20k in student loans for my child is reasonable". and you can tell me i'm full of shit, because honestly who am i to judge someone else's goals or aspirations, but consider finding some practical middle ground between where you are now and atomic's "let the child pay it all" as that day approaches and you begin to realize the actual costs and what your financial options are. and if you do manage to pay 100%, good on you and i'll buy you a beer next time i see you.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 14, 2014, 12:39:10 pm
I never understand when people make statements like this:

And Yay for a naked woman on camera who looks like what women really look like.

Does Lena Dunham really represent with women really look like? In real life, I see women of all different shapes and sizes. Not just women who look like Lena Dunham.

As I will pay for 100% of my daughter's undergrad education.
Ditto again.  It's the best feeling knowing that my kids' college fund should be up to snuff when they ship out.

My parents paid for mine and I am so glad they did.  I really appreciated it and I haven't had to move back home or ask for money since I graduated.  That is my gift to them for all they did for me.

BUT, I really loved both episodes of Girls.  I love Shosh so much.  She is an awesome character.  And Yay for a naked woman on camera who looks like what women really look like.  We aren't all size 2 anorexic no boob stick figures.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Brian_Wallace on January 14, 2014, 12:41:51 pm
You re-watch entire television seasons of television series? Dude, you need to get some hobbies!

I predict these chicks won't even have careers ten years from now! That's Hollywood!

I don't even have cable.  If I want to watch any of these shows I have to wait until they get released on DVD and buy it the first week when it's the best price.  Then I may watch some of the episodes once.  I never watch them again.  I don't understand that.  Why would you watch a show again?  Is there stuff you don't catch the first time?  Especially sitcoms.  Why would you want to watch "Big Bang" or "The Simpsons" or "Seinfeld" more than once? Some people have seen the same episodes dozens of times.  Don't you remember the lame jokes?  Do they get funnier the more you hear them?

And I know I'm in the minority here but you know how some people can't read?  I can't watch modern "renaissance" TV and think it's not tired, cliched and boring.  Believe me, I've tried them all.  The Sopranos.  Game of Thrones.   Breaking Bad.   The Wire.  They just are dull to me.  I don't see a difference between them and any other show.  It's all the same shit.

I mean, I love books and music.  Love them so much I can't describe it. The 'halfway' arts.  The stuff where the writer/musician provides part of it and the listener/reader provides the rest.   But honestly, modern TV and movies I don't even like.  I tolerate.  It's just the same stuff over and over.  Even something I like, like "True Detective" (I've seen the first episode), I like but I've seen it before.  It's not deep.  None of it is.


And Yay for a naked woman on camera who looks like what women really look like.  We aren't all size 2 anorexic no boob stick figures.

You aren't?  Damn it!  I'm going to have to get a new mental picture of what Katie looks like.

Brian
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Brian_Wallace on January 14, 2014, 12:45:25 pm
I never understand when people make statements like this:

And Yay for a naked woman on camera who looks like what women really look like.

Does Lena Dunham really represent with women really look like? In real life, I see women of all different shapes and sizes. Not just women who look like Lena Dunham.

She wouldn't be so horrible to look at if she had more up top to balance out her enormous ass.  That's the saddest part about that show.

Brian

P.S.  And when she opens her mouth.  That's pretty bad, too.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 14, 2014, 12:45:35 pm
So I don't get that beer until my daughter is 22? ;)

We have two professionally working parents, chose to have only one kid, I drive a 20 year old car, we chose to buy a house in an un-hip not overly expensive suburb well outside of DC, we don't have nice "stuff" in our house, we started our 529 savings before our daughter was one, we put more than we need to into the account. Trust me, we still be able to afford to pay for everything.

A. Between UVA, William and Mary and Va Tech, we have three of the top 75 schools right here in VA. She will go to a state school...unless somehow a top notch private school is cheaper.

B. She will be strongly encouraged to major in something useful and practical.

one of those schools has plenty of useful and practical majors ;)

student loans will be a practical option, especially when you realize your child wants to live with their best friends off-campus and rent is $500 a month (financial curveball!), or they want to take five years instead of four (common, these days), or they want to do any of the other million dumb things college students do that cost a shit-ton of money.  

while i find it sincere that you and chaz want to pay 100%, my parents said the same thing too, and my friends parents, and all my peers in school. my experience is it rarely happens. it's nice that your parents did that for you, but college is stupid expensive now, even in-state. i started school 8 years ago, and in that eight years, tuition increased 9k from where i started. 9k! when you're staring down 100k worth of expenses, you'll come to your senses and say "okay, i guess 20k in student loans for my child is reasonable". and you can tell me i'm full of shit, because honestly who am i to judge someone else's goals or aspirations, but consider finding some practical middle ground between where you are now and atomic's "let the child pay it all" as that day approaches and you begin to realize the actual costs and what your financial options are. and if you do manage to pay 100%, good on you and i'll buy you a beer next time i see you.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: hutch on January 14, 2014, 12:48:09 pm
So I don't get that beer until my daughter is 22? ;)

We have two professionally working parents, chose to have only one kid, I drive a 20 year old car, we chose to buy a house in an un-hip not overly expensive suburb well outside of DC, we don't have nice "stuff" in our house, we started our 529 savings before our daughter was one, we put more than we need to into the account. Trust me, we still be able to afford to pay for everything.

A. Between UVA, William and Mary and Va Tech, we have three of the top 75 schools right here in VA. She will go to a state school...unless somehow a top notch private school is cheaper.

B. She will be strongly encouraged to major in something useful and practical.

one of those schools has plenty of useful and practical majors ;)

student loans will be a practical option, especially when you realize your child wants to live with their best friends off-campus and rent is $500 a month (financial curveball!), or they want to take five years instead of four (common, these days), or they want to do any of the other million dumb things college students do that cost a shit-ton of money.  

while i find it sincere that you and chaz want to pay 100%, my parents said the same thing too, and my friends parents, and all my peers in school. my experience is it rarely happens. it's nice that your parents did that for you, but college is stupid expensive now, even in-state. i started school 8 years ago, and in that eight years, tuition increased 9k from where i started. 9k! when you're staring down 100k worth of expenses, you'll come to your senses and say "okay, i guess 20k in student loans for my child is reasonable". and you can tell me i'm full of shit, because honestly who am i to judge someone else's goals or aspirations, but consider finding some practical middle ground between where you are now and atomic's "let the child pay it all" as that day approaches and you begin to realize the actual costs and what your financial options are. and if you do manage to pay 100%, good on you and i'll buy you a beer next time i see you.

fucking boring..next thread i open you'll be telling us about your nifty retirement plan.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 14, 2014, 12:48:13 pm
My six year old watches episodes of Curious George, Charlie Brown, and Woody Woodpecker over and over again (I know, bad parent for letting her watch tv!).

Then again, she's six.

You re-watch entire television seasons of television series? Dude, you need to get some hobbies!

I predict these chicks won't even have careers ten years from now! That's Hollywood!

I don't even have cable.  If I want to watch any of these shows I have to wait until they get released on DVD and buy it the first week when it's the best price.  Then I may watch some of the episodes once.  I never watch them again.  I don't understand that.  Why would you watch a show again?  Is there stuff you don't catch the first time?  Especially sitcoms.  Why would you want to watch "Big Bang" or "The Simpsons" or "Seinfeld" more than once? Some people have seen the same episodes dozens of times.  Don't you remember the lame jokes?  Do they get funnier the more you hear them?

And I know I'm in the minority here but you know how some people can't read?  I can't watch modern "renaissance" TV and think it's not tired, cliched and boring.  Believe me, I've tried them all.  The Sopranos.  Game of Thrones.   Breaking Bad.   The Wire.  They just are dull to me.  I don't see a difference between them and any other show.  It's all the same shit.

I mean, I love books and music.  Love them so much I can't describe it. The 'halfway' arts.  The stuff where the writer/musician provides part of it and the listener/reader provides the rest.   But honestly, modern TV and movies I don't even like.  I tolerate.  It's just the same stuff over and over.  Even something I like, like "True Detective" (I've seen the first episode), I like but I've seen it before.  It's not deep.  None of it is.


And Yay for a naked woman on camera who looks like what women really look like.  We aren't all size 2 anorexic no boob stick figures.

You aren't?  Damn it!  I'm going to have to get a new mental picture of what Katie looks like.

Brian
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 14, 2014, 12:49:27 pm
I put in the max because I was stupid and reached age 30 without a dime to my name.

So I don't get that beer until my daughter is 22? ;)

We have two professionally working parents, chose to have only one kid, I drive a 20 year old car, we chose to buy a house in an un-hip not overly expensive suburb well outside of DC, we don't have nice "stuff" in our house, we started our 529 savings before our daughter was one, we put more than we need to into the account. Trust me, we still be able to afford to pay for everything.

A. Between UVA, William and Mary and Va Tech, we have three of the top 75 schools right here in VA. She will go to a state school...unless somehow a top notch private school is cheaper.

B. She will be strongly encouraged to major in something useful and practical.

one of those schools has plenty of useful and practical majors ;)

student loans will be a practical option, especially when you realize your child wants to live with their best friends off-campus and rent is $500 a month (financial curveball!), or they want to take five years instead of four (common, these days), or they want to do any of the other million dumb things college students do that cost a shit-ton of money.  

while i find it sincere that you and chaz want to pay 100%, my parents said the same thing too, and my friends parents, and all my peers in school. my experience is it rarely happens. it's nice that your parents did that for you, but college is stupid expensive now, even in-state. i started school 8 years ago, and in that eight years, tuition increased 9k from where i started. 9k! when you're staring down 100k worth of expenses, you'll come to your senses and say "okay, i guess 20k in student loans for my child is reasonable". and you can tell me i'm full of shit, because honestly who am i to judge someone else's goals or aspirations, but consider finding some practical middle ground between where you are now and atomic's "let the child pay it all" as that day approaches and you begin to realize the actual costs and what your financial options are. and if you do manage to pay 100%, good on you and i'll buy you a beer next time i see you.

fucking boring..next thread i open you'll be telling us about your nifty retirement plan.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 14, 2014, 12:53:26 pm
The Archer episode last night was not very good.  Neither was How I met your mother. 

Am I the only one who likes the Mindy Project? 
Archer was boring last night. It was worth it for Archer's fantasy [previewing this season]. I'm into the ideas of the whole crew being drug runners lol. I wonder if this could ever lead back to them getting Isis back though. The office dynamic is hysterical.

As for The Mindy Project, my friend told me she mentioned her Tinder page on the show and, hilariously, we both came across it just a couple of weeks ago. So, someone has made a fake Mindy Tinder page OR she was in DC a couple weekends ago. Pretty funny either way.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: chaz on January 14, 2014, 12:54:00 pm
A. Between UVA, William and Mary and Va Tech, we have three of the top 75 schools right here in VA. She will go to a state school...unless somehow a top notch private school is cheaper.

B. She will be strongly encouraged to major in something useful and practical.


while i find it sincere that you and chaz want to pay 100%, my parents said the same thing too, and my friends parents, and all my peers in school. my experience is it rarely happens. it's nice that your parents did that for you, but college is stupid expensive now, even in-state. i started school 8 years ago, and in that eight years, tuition increased 9k from where i started. 9k! when you're staring down 100k worth of expenses, you'll come to your senses and say "okay, i guess 20k in student loans for my child is reasonable". and you can tell me i'm full of shit, because honestly who am i to judge someone else's goals or aspirations, but consider finding some practical middle ground between where you are now and atomic's "let the child pay it all" as that day approaches and you begin to realize the actual costs and what your financial options are. and if you do manage to pay 100%, good on you and i'll buy you a beer next time i see you.

Yah...my hope is to pay 100%...and if I'm able to I will.  But yes, the reality is that it really is not that likely.  Unless I have a rich relative I don't know about who kicks it.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 14, 2014, 12:57:43 pm
Also, maybe it's "odd" to talk about such things with strangers on the internet, but how is it "fucking boring?"

It's called having a real adult conversation.

So I don't get that beer until my daughter is 22? ;)

We have two professionally working parents, chose to have only one kid, I drive a 20 year old car, we chose to buy a house in an un-hip not overly expensive suburb well outside of DC, we don't have nice "stuff" in our house, we started our 529 savings before our daughter was one, we put more than we need to into the account. Trust me, we still be able to afford to pay for everything.

A. Between UVA, William and Mary and Va Tech, we have three of the top 75 schools right here in VA. She will go to a state school...unless somehow a top notch private school is cheaper.

B. She will be strongly encouraged to major in something useful and practical.

one of those schools has plenty of useful and practical majors ;)

student loans will be a practical option, especially when you realize your child wants to live with their best friends off-campus and rent is $500 a month (financial curveball!), or they want to take five years instead of four (common, these days), or they want to do any of the other million dumb things college students do that cost a shit-ton of money.  

while i find it sincere that you and chaz want to pay 100%, my parents said the same thing too, and my friends parents, and all my peers in school. my experience is it rarely happens. it's nice that your parents did that for you, but college is stupid expensive now, even in-state. i started school 8 years ago, and in that eight years, tuition increased 9k from where i started. 9k! when you're staring down 100k worth of expenses, you'll come to your senses and say "okay, i guess 20k in student loans for my child is reasonable". and you can tell me i'm full of shit, because honestly who am i to judge someone else's goals or aspirations, but consider finding some practical middle ground between where you are now and atomic's "let the child pay it all" as that day approaches and you begin to realize the actual costs and what your financial options are. and if you do manage to pay 100%, good on you and i'll buy you a beer next time i see you.

fucking boring..next thread i open you'll be telling us about your nifty retirement plan.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: hutch on January 14, 2014, 01:07:48 pm
whatever happened to scholarships? working your way through college? grants?

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: hutch on January 14, 2014, 01:12:23 pm
Also, maybe it's "odd" to talk about such things with strangers on the internet, but how is it "fucking boring?"

It's called having a real adult conversation.

So I don't get that beer until my daughter is 22? ;)

We have two professionally working parents, chose to have only one kid, I drive a 20 year old car, we chose to buy a house in an un-hip not overly expensive suburb well outside of DC, we don't have nice "stuff" in our house, we started our 529 savings before our daughter was one, we put more than we need to into the account. Trust me, we still be able to afford to pay for everything.

A. Between UVA, William and Mary and Va Tech, we have three of the top 75 schools right here in VA. She will go to a state school...unless somehow a top notch private school is cheaper.

B. She will be strongly encouraged to major in something useful and practical.

one of those schools has plenty of useful and practical majors ;)

student loans will be a practical option, especially when you realize your child wants to live with their best friends off-campus and rent is $500 a month (financial curveball!), or they want to take five years instead of four (common, these days), or they want to do any of the other million dumb things college students do that cost a shit-ton of money.  

while i find it sincere that you and chaz want to pay 100%, my parents said the same thing too, and my friends parents, and all my peers in school. my experience is it rarely happens. it's nice that your parents did that for you, but college is stupid expensive now, even in-state. i started school 8 years ago, and in that eight years, tuition increased 9k from where i started. 9k! when you're staring down 100k worth of expenses, you'll come to your senses and say "okay, i guess 20k in student loans for my child is reasonable". and you can tell me i'm full of shit, because honestly who am i to judge someone else's goals or aspirations, but consider finding some practical middle ground between where you are now and atomic's "let the child pay it all" as that day approaches and you begin to realize the actual costs and what your financial options are. and if you do manage to pay 100%, good on you and i'll buy you a beer next time i see you.

fucking boring..next thread i open you'll be telling us about your nifty retirement plan.

I find it completely boring...I have zero interest in it... maybe you should start a thread on James Ford's life decisions or something... keep it contained instead of contaminating all the other threads.....
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 14, 2014, 01:15:44 pm
What percentage of kids get scholarships and how much do they pay? I was sixth in my class of 200, got high SAT scores, and was lower middle class. I didn't get any scholarship or grant money.

I'm all for my kid having a part time job (full time in summer) but as people have mentioned, how much of a dent is some low-wage job going to put into a 20-50K a year price tag? It seems like it would more likely slow them down and prevent them from graduating in four years.
whatever happened to scholarships? working your way through college? grants?


Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 14, 2014, 01:18:41 pm
Yet you're one of the biggest respondents to such thread.

I find threads talking about Mick and Keith and live music seven nights a week and music trivia boring. Bunch of 40 year old men who still somehow feel a need to act like teenagers. Perhaps that's why there's no women on this board. Women have better things to talk about.

Also, maybe it's "odd" to talk about such things with strangers on the internet, but how is it "fucking boring?"

It's called having a real adult conversation.

So I don't get that beer until my daughter is 22? ;)

We have two professionally working parents, chose to have only one kid, I drive a 20 year old car, we chose to buy a house in an un-hip not overly expensive suburb well outside of DC, we don't have nice "stuff" in our house, we started our 529 savings before our daughter was one, we put more than we need to into the account. Trust me, we still be able to afford to pay for everything.

A. Between UVA, William and Mary and Va Tech, we have three of the top 75 schools right here in VA. She will go to a state school...unless somehow a top notch private school is cheaper.

B. She will be strongly encouraged to major in something useful and practical.

one of those schools has plenty of useful and practical majors ;)

student loans will be a practical option, especially when you realize your child wants to live with their best friends off-campus and rent is $500 a month (financial curveball!), or they want to take five years instead of four (common, these days), or they want to do any of the other million dumb things college students do that cost a shit-ton of money.  

while i find it sincere that you and chaz want to pay 100%, my parents said the same thing too, and my friends parents, and all my peers in school. my experience is it rarely happens. it's nice that your parents did that for you, but college is stupid expensive now, even in-state. i started school 8 years ago, and in that eight years, tuition increased 9k from where i started. 9k! when you're staring down 100k worth of expenses, you'll come to your senses and say "okay, i guess 20k in student loans for my child is reasonable". and you can tell me i'm full of shit, because honestly who am i to judge someone else's goals or aspirations, but consider finding some practical middle ground between where you are now and atomic's "let the child pay it all" as that day approaches and you begin to realize the actual costs and what your financial options are. and if you do manage to pay 100%, good on you and i'll buy you a beer next time i see you.

fucking boring..next thread i open you'll be telling us about your nifty retirement plan.

I find it completely boring...I have zero interest in it... maybe you should start a thread on James Ford's life decisions or something... keep it contained instead of contaminating all the other threads.....
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: hutch on January 14, 2014, 01:23:04 pm
What percentage of kids get scholarships and how much do they pay? I was sixth in my class of 200, got high SAT scores, and was lower middle class. I didn't get any scholarship or grant money.

I'm all for my kid having a part time job (full time in summer) but as people have mentioned, how much of a dent is some low-wage job going to put into a 20-50K a year price tag? It seems like it would more likely slow them down and prevent them from graduating in four years.
whatever happened to scholarships? working your way through college? grants?



well both my sister and i got full scholarships..in my case including everything plus a stipend...but we had to and we had a lot going for us that most people don't... but i know schools that have a ton of scholarship money.... University of Richmond actually comes to mind...

personally i think i would tell my kid to learn a foreign language and find a way in to study in europe or something...

there's no way a college education is worth what its costing...its a huge racket... they up the costs then the govt ups the amount you can take out in loans then they   up the costs again....way outstripping inflation...its a RACKET...wake up you are being CONNED.


but the bottom line is if you're saving that money its great because you don't have to use it for college if you don't need to..

anyways, like i said this is just boring so stop it.

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: hutch on January 14, 2014, 01:24:05 pm
Yet you're one of the biggest respondents to such thread.

I find threads talking about Mick and Keith and live music seven nights a week and music trivia boring. Bunch of 40 year old men who still somehow feel a need to act like teenagers. Perhaps that's why there's no women on this board. Women have better things to talk about.



its a 930 Club board dude.. if you dont' care about music find another forum..I recommend the AARP boards, jackass.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 14, 2014, 01:27:17 pm
Yet you're one of the biggest respondents to such thread.

I find threads talking about Mick and Keith and live music seven nights a week and music trivia boring. Bunch of 40 year old men who still somehow feel a need to act like teenagers. Perhaps that's why there's no women on this board. Women have better things to talk about.

Also, maybe it's "odd" to talk about such things with strangers on the internet, but how is it "fucking boring?"

It's called having a real adult conversation.

So I don't get that beer until my daughter is 22? ;)

We have two professionally working parents, chose to have only one kid, I drive a 20 year old car, we chose to buy a house in an un-hip not overly expensive suburb well outside of DC, we don't have nice "stuff" in our house, we started our 529 savings before our daughter was one, we put more than we need to into the account. Trust me, we still be able to afford to pay for everything.

A. Between UVA, William and Mary and Va Tech, we have three of the top 75 schools right here in VA. She will go to a state school...unless somehow a top notch private school is cheaper.

B. She will be strongly encouraged to major in something useful and practical.

one of those schools has plenty of useful and practical majors ;)

student loans will be a practical option, especially when you realize your child wants to live with their best friends off-campus and rent is $500 a month (financial curveball!), or they want to take five years instead of four (common, these days), or they want to do any of the other million dumb things college students do that cost a shit-ton of money.  

while i find it sincere that you and chaz want to pay 100%, my parents said the same thing too, and my friends parents, and all my peers in school. my experience is it rarely happens. it's nice that your parents did that for you, but college is stupid expensive now, even in-state. i started school 8 years ago, and in that eight years, tuition increased 9k from where i started. 9k! when you're staring down 100k worth of expenses, you'll come to your senses and say "okay, i guess 20k in student loans for my child is reasonable". and you can tell me i'm full of shit, because honestly who am i to judge someone else's goals or aspirations, but consider finding some practical middle ground between where you are now and atomic's "let the child pay it all" as that day approaches and you begin to realize the actual costs and what your financial options are. and if you do manage to pay 100%, good on you and i'll buy you a beer next time i see you.

fucking boring..next thread i open you'll be telling us about your nifty retirement plan.

I find it completely boring...I have zero interest in it... maybe you should start a thread on James Ford's life decisions or something... keep it contained instead of contaminating all the other threads.....

You talking about how this beer is better than that beer because it says so on Beer Advocate I am sure just interests women to death. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 14, 2014, 01:28:57 pm
What percentage of kids get scholarships and how much do they pay? I was sixth in my class of 200, got high SAT scores, and was lower middle class. I didn't get any scholarship or grant money.

I'm all for my kid having a part time job (full time in summer) but as people have mentioned, how much of a dent is some low-wage job going to put into a 20-50K a year price tag? It seems like it would more likely slow them down and prevent them from graduating in four years.
whatever happened to scholarships? working your way through college? grants?





I got a 500 dollar per semester state senatorial scholarship when I graduated.  I don't know how they awarded those.  I guess that was half the tuition when I started.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 14, 2014, 01:31:59 pm
So I don't get that beer until my daughter is 22? ;)

We have two professionally working parents, chose to have only one kid, I drive a 20 year old car, we chose to buy a house in an un-hip not overly expensive suburb well outside of DC, we don't have nice "stuff" in our house, we started our 529 savings before our daughter was one, we put more than we need to into the account. Trust me, we still be able to afford to pay for everything.

A. Between UVA, William and Mary and Va Tech, we have three of the top 75 schools right here in VA. She will go to a state school...unless somehow a top notch private school is cheaper.

B. She will be strongly encouraged to major in something useful and practical.

one of those schools has plenty of useful and practical majors ;)

student loans will be a practical option, especially when you realize your child wants to live with their best friends off-campus and rent is $500 a month (financial curveball!), or they want to take five years instead of four (common, these days), or they want to do any of the other million dumb things college students do that cost a shit-ton of money.  

while i find it sincere that you and chaz want to pay 100%, my parents said the same thing too, and my friends parents, and all my peers in school. my experience is it rarely happens. it's nice that your parents did that for you, but college is stupid expensive now, even in-state. i started school 8 years ago, and in that eight years, tuition increased 9k from where i started. 9k! when you're staring down 100k worth of expenses, you'll come to your senses and say "okay, i guess 20k in student loans for my child is reasonable". and you can tell me i'm full of shit, because honestly who am i to judge someone else's goals or aspirations, but consider finding some practical middle ground between where you are now and atomic's "let the child pay it all" as that day approaches and you begin to realize the actual costs and what your financial options are. and if you do manage to pay 100%, good on you and i'll buy you a beer next time i see you.

Why did you decide to have only one kid?  Was it because of your age?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 14, 2014, 01:39:05 pm
That's a good question. A question I wish more of my actual offline friends and family would ask (not so that I could give them some kind of superior than thou answer, but because it's a genuine question), a question that I'd be happy to answer if we ever met in person. But I don't want to bore Hutch with the answer. Hutch is probably right, let's stick with Mick and Keith and Lena Dunham's boobs.

Suffice it to say it was a right enough decision that we're happy with our decision but not a right enough decision such that we never question it.



So I don't get that beer until my daughter is 22? ;)

We have two professionally working parents, chose to have only one kid, I drive a 20 year old car, we chose to buy a house in an un-hip not overly expensive suburb well outside of DC, we don't have nice "stuff" in our house, we started our 529 savings before our daughter was one, we put more than we need to into the account. Trust me, we still be able to afford to pay for everything.

A. Between UVA, William and Mary and Va Tech, we have three of the top 75 schools right here in VA. She will go to a state school...unless somehow a top notch private school is cheaper.

B. She will be strongly encouraged to major in something useful and practical.

one of those schools has plenty of useful and practical majors ;)

student loans will be a practical option, especially when you realize your child wants to live with their best friends off-campus and rent is $500 a month (financial curveball!), or they want to take five years instead of four (common, these days), or they want to do any of the other million dumb things college students do that cost a shit-ton of money.  

while i find it sincere that you and chaz want to pay 100%, my parents said the same thing too, and my friends parents, and all my peers in school. my experience is it rarely happens. it's nice that your parents did that for you, but college is stupid expensive now, even in-state. i started school 8 years ago, and in that eight years, tuition increased 9k from where i started. 9k! when you're staring down 100k worth of expenses, you'll come to your senses and say "okay, i guess 20k in student loans for my child is reasonable". and you can tell me i'm full of shit, because honestly who am i to judge someone else's goals or aspirations, but consider finding some practical middle ground between where you are now and atomic's "let the child pay it all" as that day approaches and you begin to realize the actual costs and what your financial options are. and if you do manage to pay 100%, good on you and i'll buy you a beer next time i see you.

Why did you decide to have only one kid?  Was it because of your age?
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Post by: atomic on January 14, 2014, 01:43:32 pm
That's a good question. A question I wish more of my actual offline friends and family would ask (not so that I could give them some kind of superior than thou answer, but because it's a genuine question), a question that I'd be happy to answer if we ever met in person. But I don't want to bore Hutch with the answer. Hutch is probably right, let's stick with Mick and Keith and Lena Dunham's boobs.

Suffice it to say it was a right enough decision that we're happy with our decision but not a right enough decision such that we never question it.



So I don't get that beer until my daughter is 22? ;)

We have two professionally working parents, chose to have only one kid, I drive a 20 year old car, we chose to buy a house in an un-hip not overly expensive suburb well outside of DC, we don't have nice "stuff" in our house, we started our 529 savings before our daughter was one, we put more than we need to into the account. Trust me, we still be able to afford to pay for everything.

A. Between UVA, William and Mary and Va Tech, we have three of the top 75 schools right here in VA. She will go to a state school...unless somehow a top notch private school is cheaper.

B. She will be strongly encouraged to major in something useful and practical.

one of those schools has plenty of useful and practical majors ;)

student loans will be a practical option, especially when you realize your child wants to live with their best friends off-campus and rent is $500 a month (financial curveball!), or they want to take five years instead of four (common, these days), or they want to do any of the other million dumb things college students do that cost a shit-ton of money.  

while i find it sincere that you and chaz want to pay 100%, my parents said the same thing too, and my friends parents, and all my peers in school. my experience is it rarely happens. it's nice that your parents did that for you, but college is stupid expensive now, even in-state. i started school 8 years ago, and in that eight years, tuition increased 9k from where i started. 9k! when you're staring down 100k worth of expenses, you'll come to your senses and say "okay, i guess 20k in student loans for my child is reasonable". and you can tell me i'm full of shit, because honestly who am i to judge someone else's goals or aspirations, but consider finding some practical middle ground between where you are now and atomic's "let the child pay it all" as that day approaches and you begin to realize the actual costs and what your financial options are. and if you do manage to pay 100%, good on you and i'll buy you a beer next time i see you.

Why did you decide to have only one kid?  Was it because of your age?

I guess I wouldn't have asked but you seem to bring it up a bunch.  It is pretty personal but when you spout off stuff like having children is the meaning of life and such stuff I think that is why it is relevant enough to ask on the forum.  I think we should move this discussion to another thread.  This should be about television.

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Post by: James Ford on January 14, 2014, 01:46:11 pm
So what kind of parents do you think the women on Girls would make?

That's a good question. A question I wish more of my actual offline friends and family would ask (not so that I could give them some kind of superior than thou answer, but because it's a genuine question), a question that I'd be happy to answer if we ever met in person. But I don't want to bore Hutch with the answer. Hutch is probably right, let's stick with Mick and Keith and Lena Dunham's boobs.

Suffice it to say it was a right enough decision that we're happy with our decision but not a right enough decision such that we never question it.



So I don't get that beer until my daughter is 22? ;)

We have two professionally working parents, chose to have only one kid, I drive a 20 year old car, we chose to buy a house in an un-hip not overly expensive suburb well outside of DC, we don't have nice "stuff" in our house, we started our 529 savings before our daughter was one, we put more than we need to into the account. Trust me, we still be able to afford to pay for everything.

A. Between UVA, William and Mary and Va Tech, we have three of the top 75 schools right here in VA. She will go to a state school...unless somehow a top notch private school is cheaper.

B. She will be strongly encouraged to major in something useful and practical.

one of those schools has plenty of useful and practical majors ;)

student loans will be a practical option, especially when you realize your child wants to live with their best friends off-campus and rent is $500 a month (financial curveball!), or they want to take five years instead of four (common, these days), or they want to do any of the other million dumb things college students do that cost a shit-ton of money.  

while i find it sincere that you and chaz want to pay 100%, my parents said the same thing too, and my friends parents, and all my peers in school. my experience is it rarely happens. it's nice that your parents did that for you, but college is stupid expensive now, even in-state. i started school 8 years ago, and in that eight years, tuition increased 9k from where i started. 9k! when you're staring down 100k worth of expenses, you'll come to your senses and say "okay, i guess 20k in student loans for my child is reasonable". and you can tell me i'm full of shit, because honestly who am i to judge someone else's goals or aspirations, but consider finding some practical middle ground between where you are now and atomic's "let the child pay it all" as that day approaches and you begin to realize the actual costs and what your financial options are. and if you do manage to pay 100%, good on you and i'll buy you a beer next time i see you.

Why did you decide to have only one kid?  Was it because of your age?

I guess I wouldn't have asked but you seem to bring it up a bunch.  It is pretty personal but when you spout off stuff like having children is the meaning of life and such stuff I think that is why it is relevant enough to ask on the forum.  I think we should move this discussion to another thread.  This should be about television.


Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 14, 2014, 02:15:01 pm
gay people dont have kids.  gay people have better jobs.  gay people are more creative.  gay people have all the money.  gay people rule the world.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 14, 2014, 02:17:35 pm
gay people dont have kids.  gay people have better jobs.  gay people are more creative.  gay people have all the money.  gay people rule the world.

There are plenty of gay people that have children.  I used to live next to a gay guy who had 3 daughters and was previously married to a woman. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 14, 2014, 02:19:14 pm
If gay people rule the world, why is there such anti-gay discrimination in the world? Or is that just an idea fabricated by gays who rule the world to garner more sympathy?


Feel free to move this to the random thoughts thread.

gay people dont have kids.  gay people have better jobs.  gay people are more creative.  gay people have all the money.  gay people rule the world.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on January 14, 2014, 02:27:13 pm
gay people dont have kids.  gay people have better jobs.  gay people are more creative.  gay people have all the money.  gay people rule the world.

I'm straight and have no desire for kids whatsoever.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: vansmack on January 14, 2014, 02:47:48 pm
I rewatch the entire run of The O.C. and The Hills (up until LC leaves) EVERY YEAR.

Even the "Oliver" story line?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: vansmack on January 14, 2014, 02:50:00 pm
personally i think i would tell my kid to learn a foreign language and find a way in to study in europe or something...

Learn Mandarin.

there's no way a college education is worth what its costing...

Private college.  A state education is still affordable in many parts of the nation.


Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 14, 2014, 02:55:35 pm
i just wanted to get this thread back onto television.  gay people rule television.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 14, 2014, 02:56:35 pm
What about private schools for primary education.  That has to be better than public school.  I have all these private schools around where I live. Park School.  Gilmore. They look expensive.  But hey the kid is worth it right?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: chaz on January 14, 2014, 03:06:24 pm
What about private schools for primary education.  That has to be better than public school.  I have all these private schools around where I live. Park School.  Gilmore. They look expensive.  But hey the kid is worth it right?
I'd rather save for college than pay for private schooling for my kids.
Some public schools are better than others for sure.  Some totally suck.  But I think for young kids, the most important aspect of a child's education is their parents.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Brian_Wallace on January 14, 2014, 03:08:16 pm
gay people dont have kids.  gay people have better jobs.  gay people are more creative.  gay people have all the money.  gay people rule the world.

For now!  But I'm telling you, the more equality you gain, the more super powers you will lose.  Five years from now you won't be able to make great appetizers...your taste in dance music will suck....you won't be able to pick out the best Oscar dresses....

Brian Wallace
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: chaz on January 14, 2014, 03:09:52 pm

For now!  But I'm telling you, the more equality you gain, the more super powers you will lose.  Five years from now your won't be able to make great appetizers...your taste in dance music will suck....you won't be able to pick out the best Oscar dresses....

Brian Wallace

I wish this board had a 'like' feature.

Bravo to  you on this post.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 14, 2014, 03:13:44 pm
dont you dare talk about my appetizers.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 14, 2014, 03:38:07 pm
http://www.tmz.com/2014/01/14/justin-bieber-egg-attack-sheriffs-lost-hills-news-conference-video-malibu/

you think you and your kids, got problems?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: stevewizzle on January 14, 2014, 03:40:57 pm
personally i think i would tell my kid to learn a foreign language and find a way in to study in europe or something...

Learn Mandarin.

after coming back from china in may last year, i can confirm they sure as hell aren't learning english like the world believes.

listen to this man. you want to make a shitload of money? learn mandarin.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 14, 2014, 03:42:49 pm
if you want to earn a shitload of money . . . learn gay.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: stevewizzle on January 14, 2014, 03:43:51 pm
when this thread returns to earth again, i would like to request a roundtable discussion about GoT season 4, and potentially mad men season 6.

and also, i'm on episode 7 of orange is the new black, and i'm just not feeling it.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 14, 2014, 03:44:48 pm
when this thread returns to earth again, i would like to request a roundtable discussion about GoT season 4, and potentially mad men season 6.

and also, i'm on episode 7 of orange is the new black, and i'm just not feeling it.

Is GoT an abreviation for something?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: chaz on January 14, 2014, 03:49:20 pm

and also, i'm on episode 7 of orange is the new black, and i'm just not feeling it.
It started out strong with the nude shower scene but was all down hill from there.
I didn't get the hype.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: stevewizzle on January 14, 2014, 03:51:45 pm
when this thread returns to earth again, i would like to request a roundtable discussion about GoT season 4, and potentially mad men season 6.

and also, i'm on episode 7 of orange is the new black, and i'm just not feeling it.

Is GoT an abreviation for something?

game of thrones
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 14, 2014, 03:54:19 pm

and also, i'm on episode 7 of orange is the new black, and i'm just not feeling it.
It started out strong with the nude shower scene but was all down hill from there.
I didn't get the hype.

once the chicken thing started . . . i bailed.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: brennser on January 14, 2014, 04:03:18 pm
Quote
personally i think i would tell my kid to learn a foreign language and find a way in to study in europe or something...

My word you people have been "busy" today!

Just a note on this - yes college in Europe is cheaper, but only if you have established residency and can benefit from the huge subsidies

Overseas students are charged through the fucking nose for college in Ireland (not sure about rest of Europe) so not sure you'd be saving that much money in the long run.....plus the reality is except for a few more famous schools your kid is then gonna either have to stay in Europe to work or spend half of every interview explaining why they did college overseas....."oh you went to UCD, isn't California wonderful!, um no its University College Dublin, not University College Davis"
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: chaz on January 14, 2014, 04:04:30 pm
when this thread returns to earth again, i would like to request a roundtable discussion about GoT season 4, and potentially mad men season 6.

and also, i'm on episode 7 of orange is the new black, and i'm just not feeling it.

Is GoT an abreviation for something?

game of thrones
For some reason I got the first two books in this series at the thrift store the other week.  Are they worth my time?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 14, 2014, 04:08:16 pm
I rewatch the entire run of The O.C. and The Hills (up until LC leaves) EVERY YEAR.

Even the "Oliver" story line?
All of it. Marissa could not tell when a guy was a scumbag to save her life.

Chili and Sadie were more "what the hell is this person doing on this show" in my opinion than Oliver. I loved the way Oliver said "crudites," by the way.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 14, 2014, 04:12:21 pm
Quote
personally i think i would tell my kid to learn a foreign language and find a way in to study in europe or something...

My word you people have been "busy" today!

Just a note on this - yes college in Europe is cheaper, but only if you have established residency and can benefit from the huge subsidies

Overseas students are charged through the fucking nose for college in Ireland (not sure about rest of Europe) so not sure you'd be saving that much money in the long run.....plus the reality is except for a few more famous schools your kid is then gonna either have to stay in Europe to work or spend half of every interview explaining why they did college overseas....."oh you went to UCD, isn't California wonderful!, um no its University College Dublin, not University College Davis"

Well if the interviewer went to University College of Dublin as well I think a job offer would be in their future. 

Here is something I like to do on interviews.  I like to find something in common with the interviewer that has nothing to do with the job.  I have this trick where I get the interviewer to talk about themselves the whole interview.  Seems to work rather well. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 14, 2014, 04:13:36 pm
when this thread returns to earth again, i would like to request a roundtable discussion about GoT season 4, and potentially mad men season 6.

and also, i'm on episode 7 of orange is the new black, and i'm just not feeling it.

Is GoT an abreviation for something?

game of thrones

Oh.   Don't watch that because that little person dude on that show. I can't stand him.   
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: stevewizzle on January 14, 2014, 04:17:35 pm
when this thread returns to earth again, i would like to request a roundtable discussion about GoT season 4, and potentially mad men season 6.

and also, i'm on episode 7 of orange is the new black, and i'm just not feeling it.

Is GoT an abreviation for something?

game of thrones
For some reason I got the first two books in this series at the thrift store the other week.  Are they worth my time?

yes, definitely. if sci-fi is your thing, then it's pretty much required reading :)

i'm through book five, and they have all been excellent.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 14, 2014, 05:12:57 pm
I felt the same way. But the last episode of Season 1 redeemed the weakness that the show had fallen upon.


and also, i'm on episode 7 of orange is the new black, and i'm just not feeling it.
It started out strong with the nude shower scene but was all down hill from there.
I didn't get the hype.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: vansmack on January 14, 2014, 05:42:26 pm
University College Davis"

University of California - Davis

But I got what you were throwing down.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: vansmack on January 14, 2014, 05:43:34 pm
All of it. Marissa could not tell when a guy was a scumbag to save her life.

Chili and Sadie were more "what the hell is this person doing on this show" in my opinion than Oliver. I loved the way Oliver said "crudites," by the way.

That's it.  I'm watching this again when I'm done with the West Wing.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 14, 2014, 09:18:45 pm
was this the thread with all the kid talk?  here

http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2014/01/14/study-couples-without-children-have-happier-marriages/
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 14, 2014, 09:22:13 pm
All of it. Marissa could not tell when a guy was a scumbag to save her life.

Chili and Sadie were more "what the hell is this person doing on this show" in my opinion than Oliver. I loved the way Oliver said "crudites," by the way.

That's it.  I'm watching this again when I'm done with the West Wing.
I wasn't bs'ing. I really watch it annual. Five episodes from the end of season three right now. Full on volcheck.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 14, 2014, 11:03:52 pm
American Network TV can really learn a lot from UK TV.  So many shows suffer from their seasons being to long, actors getting tied into long contracts.  Shorten up the seasons and kill off a character if the actor wants off the show.  Far to much dilation and shows losing the plot over time.  Revolution is a prime example...
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 14, 2014, 11:24:05 pm
American Network TV can really learn a lot from UK TV.  So many shows suffer from their seasons being to long, actors getting tied into long contracts.  Shorten up the seasons and kill off a character if the actor wants off the show.  Far to much dilation and shows losing the plot over time.  Revolution is a prime example...
I agree. See: Black Mirror.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 15, 2014, 10:41:50 am
American Network TV can really learn a lot from UK TV.  So many shows suffer from their seasons being to long, actors getting tied into long contracts.  Shorten up the seasons and kill off a character if the actor wants off the show.  Far to much dilation and shows losing the plot over time.  Revolution is a prime example...

You mean they can learn how to be extremely boring,slow moving, and without any humor?  I can think about 3 British shows in the history of television that are even remotely watchable.  And for BBC shows maybe one.   "The inbetweeners" was my favorite British show I have seen but they only had 6 episodes a year for 3 years.  What can't they do a little better than 6 shows?  And I think the last season was kind of weak.  Todd Margaret was funny the first season but the second season was awful. 

The New Girl was extremely funny last night.  I like the ending with the basketball jerseys.  Mindy project was decent as well.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 15, 2014, 10:53:04 am
Peep show was very funny for most of its long run.

American Network TV can really learn a lot from UK TV.  So many shows suffer from their seasons being to long, actors getting tied into long contracts.  Shorten up the seasons and kill off a character if the actor wants off the show.  Far to much dilation and shows losing the plot over time.  Revolution is a prime example...

You mean they can learn how to be extremely boring,slow moving, and without any humor?  I can think about 3 British shows in the history of television that are even remotely watchable.  And for BBC shows maybe one.   "The inbetweeners" was my favorite British show I have seen but they only had 6 episodes a year for 3 years.  What can't they do a little better than 6 shows?  And I think the last season was kind of weak.  Todd Margaret was funny the first season but the second season was awful. 

The New Girl was extremely funny last night.  I like the ending with the basketball jerseys.  Mindy project was decent as well.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on January 15, 2014, 11:16:31 am
Did I miss the Twin Peaks discussion?

I stopped watching New Girl.  Maybe I need to start back up again.

GoT starts in April!  Will we then get a 6th book?  One can only hope.

Anyone start True Detectives?  Liking it so far.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Brian_Wallace on January 15, 2014, 11:35:49 am

Anyone start True Detectives?  Liking it so far.

This minute is all you need to watch with "True Detective".  The rest you can make up in your mind:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_-TGdJ7kiU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_-TGdJ7kiU)

Brian
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 18, 2014, 10:04:03 pm
What did everyone think of the hour long Sam & Cat tonite with all the guest stars? Really interesting social mores discussed.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 25, 2014, 02:33:20 pm
So glad Dan Harmon is back writing Community.  This weeks episode "Bon Voyage" with a game of Lava was brilliant.  Also, hope they release Aimee Mann's version of "Come Sail Away". 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 27, 2014, 05:07:02 pm
I was sick over the weekend so I discovered the show Glee on Netflix yesterdy.  I managed to watch the first six episodes yesterday.  What a great TV show.  Why did you guys tell me about this?  Oh well 82 more to watch.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: stevewizzle on January 27, 2014, 05:16:43 pm
So glad Dan Harmon is back writing Community.  This weeks episode "Bon Voyage" with a game of Lava was brilliant.  Also, hope they release Aimee Mann's version of "Come Sail Away". 

this episode ruled so hard
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Bent Reznor on January 27, 2014, 05:40:55 pm
So...The Following!  Amirite?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 27, 2014, 05:48:55 pm
Has Kevin Bacon been relegated to doing television because Casey Affeck now gets all the roles Kevin used to get?

So...The Following!  Amirite?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 27, 2014, 05:52:29 pm
I tried to watch Community a few times but just didn't think it was funny. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on January 28, 2014, 04:48:45 pm
I was sick over the weekend so I discovered the show Glee on Netflix yesterdy.  I managed to watch the first six episodes yesterday.  What a great TV show.  Why did you guys tell me about this?  Oh well 82 more to watch.

The first season was good, but it sort of goes downhill after that.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 28, 2014, 05:44:20 pm
I was sick over the weekend so I discovered the show Glee on Netflix yesterdy.  I managed to watch the first six episodes yesterday.  What a great TV show.  Why did you guys tell me about this?  Oh well 82 more to watch.

The first season was good, but it sort of goes downhill after that.
I stuck with it up through graduation.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 28, 2014, 08:49:25 pm
that show is too gay . . . even for me.   oy vey.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on January 29, 2014, 10:17:44 am
that show is too gay . . . even for me.   oy vey.

Have you watched Looking?  Good? 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 10:34:30 am
that show is too gay . . . even for me.   oy vey.

Have you watched Looking?  Good? 
Its not bad but it continues to play up the stereotype that all homosexual men are indiscriminate hyper-sexual nymphos.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 29, 2014, 11:05:00 am
that show is too gay . . . even for me.   oy vey.

Have you watched Looking?  Good? 
Its not bad but it continues to play up the stereotype that all homosexual men are indiscriminate hyper-sexual nymphos.

That isn't true?  It is true about heterosexual men.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on January 29, 2014, 11:09:10 am
that show is too gay . . . even for me.   oy vey.

Have you watched Looking?  Good? 
Its not bad but it continues to play up the stereotype that all homosexual men are indiscriminate hyper-sexual nymphos.

Too bad. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 29, 2014, 11:26:53 am
I've yet to hear an attractive gay man deny that assertion. We've got quite a few gay guys on this forum. Any comments?


that show is too gay . . . even for me.   oy vey.

Have you watched Looking?  Good? 
Its not bad but it continues to play up the stereotype that all homosexual men are indiscriminate hyper-sexual nymphos.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 29, 2014, 11:28:57 am
I've yet to hear an attractive gay man deny that assertion. We've got quite a few gay guys on this forum. Any comments?


that show is too gay . . . even for me.   oy vey.

Have you watched Looking?  Good? 
Its not bad but it continues to play up the stereotype that all homosexual men are indiscriminate hyper-sexual nymphos.

Same is true of attractive straight men.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 29, 2014, 11:33:17 am
Yes, but it's not the 1970's anymore.

I've yet to hear an attractive gay man deny that assertion. We've got quite a few gay guys on this forum. Any comments?


that show is too gay . . . even for me.   oy vey.

Have you watched Looking?  Good? 
Its not bad but it continues to play up the stereotype that all homosexual men are indiscriminate hyper-sexual nymphos.

Same is true of attractive straight men.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 11:34:17 am
I predict this thread reaches page 12 by close of business today. Over/under, anyone?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 29, 2014, 11:35:09 am
Yes, but it's not the 1970's anymore.

I've yet to hear an attractive gay man deny that assertion. We've got quite a few gay guys on this forum. Any comments?


that show is too gay . . . even for me.   oy vey.

Have you watched Looking?  Good? 
Its not bad but it continues to play up the stereotype that all homosexual men are indiscriminate hyper-sexual nymphos.

Same is true of attractive straight men.

Do you hate gay men because they get laid and you don't?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 29, 2014, 11:35:45 am
I reckon there's a lot of prestigious television out there.

I predict this thread reaches page 12 by close of business today. Over/under, anyone?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 29, 2014, 11:36:37 am
I don't hate gay men. What would give you that idea? I never claimed to be straight myself.

Yes, but it's not the 1970's anymore.

I've yet to hear an attractive gay man deny that assertion. We've got quite a few gay guys on this forum. Any comments?


that show is too gay . . . even for me.   oy vey.

Have you watched Looking?  Good? 
Its not bad but it continues to play up the stereotype that all homosexual men are indiscriminate hyper-sexual nymphos.

Same is true of attractive straight men.

Do you hate gay men because they get laid and you don't?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 11:37:18 am
I reckon there's a lot of prestigious television out there.
Its the Golden Age!
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 29, 2014, 11:38:32 am
I don't hate gay men. What would give you that idea? I never claimed to be straight myself.

Yes, but it's not the 1970's anymore.

I've yet to hear an attractive gay man deny that assertion. We've got quite a few gay guys on this forum. Any comments?


that show is too gay . . . even for me.   oy vey.

Have you watched Looking?  Good? 
Its not bad but it continues to play up the stereotype that all homosexual men are indiscriminate hyper-sexual nymphos.

Same is true of attractive straight men.

Do you hate gay men because they get laid and you don't?

I would say you seem to by far the most anti-gay board member.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 11:39:24 am
I would say you seem to by far the most anti-gay board member.
RatBastard?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 29, 2014, 11:39:54 am
Archer sucked again last night.  I am about to give up on it.  This whole season has been lame so far.  I did like the last episode of how I met your mother but when is he going to meet her?  Geez there are only a few shows left.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 11:41:05 am
I did like the last episode of how I met your mother but when is he going to meet her?  Geez there are only a few shows left.
I know you've been fishing for this response for a few weeks, but you do understand HIMYM is pretty much the exact opposite of prestige television, yes?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 29, 2014, 11:41:33 am
I would say you seem to by far the most anti-gay board member.
RatBastard?

RatBastard doesn't complain about the gays getting married on TV.  Or how they are all whoremongers.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 29, 2014, 11:42:32 am
I did like the last episode of how I met your mother but when is he going to meet her?  Geez there are only a few shows left.
I know you've been fishing for this response for a few weeks, but you do understand HIMYM is pretty much the exact opposite of prestige television, yes?

It is the best show on TV.  Isn't that what prestige television means?  Don't tell me you watch lame ass bbc shows.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 11:43:13 am
 Or how they are all whoremongers.
All gays hang around with prostitutes? Who has made that claim?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 11:51:10 am
It is the best show on TV.  Isn't that what prestige television means?  Don't tell me you watch lame ass bbc shows.
Prestige television is a term used for highly stylized, "challenging" television shows, generally dramas, that only can reasonably hope to survive financially on pay-cable or an FX/AMC/Sundance style cable network. Examples of programs described in the press as prestige television would include Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Girls, Game Of Thrones, The Bridge, Top Of The Lake, Homeland, The Amerikans, Justified, Boardwalk Empire, etc.

Virtually no program on a broadcast network is considered prestige television as they're designed not to challenge a small, artsier audience but rather the broadest possible audience possible. HIMYM or Big Bang Theory would be considered literally the exact opposite of prestige television.

Other than Downton Abbey on PBS, I don't watch any BBC programing, although I would be interested in seeing that Black Mirror everyone is talking about (but I don't have DirecTv).
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 29, 2014, 11:55:29 am
It is the best show on TV.  Isn't that what prestige television means?  Don't tell me you watch lame ass bbc shows.
Prestige television is a term used for highly, stylized "challenging" television shows, generally dramas, that only can survive financially on pay-cable or an FX/AMC/Sundance style cable network. Examples of programs described as prestige television would include Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Girls, Game Of Thrones, The Bridge, Top Of The Lake, Homeland, The Amerikans, Justified, Boardwalk Empire, etc.

Virtually no program on a broadcast network is considered prestige television as they're designed not to challenge a small, artsier audience but rather the broadest possible audience possible. HIMYM or Big Bang Theory would be considered literally the exact opposite of prestige television.

Other than Downton Abbey on PBS, I don't watch any BBC programing, although I would be interested in seeing that Black Mirror everyone is talking about (but I don't have DirecTv).

The only show that you mentioned that doesn't suck is Girls.  I think we can have our own definitions of what Prestige televison.  I think most of the shows you list are just bad HBO shows.  Downton Abbey is a badly done Soap Opera.  None of the shows listed would I consider Artsy.

I do like Big Bang Theory. It is funny. Do you not have a sense of humour, Julian?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: ggw on January 29, 2014, 11:56:23 am
Don't tell me you watch lame ass bbc shows.

Top Gear (the British version) is the best show on TV.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on January 29, 2014, 11:56:42 am
I'm with Julian.

although you should also be watching Sherlock.  And Orphan Black (which is more guilty pleasure, but still awesome)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 29, 2014, 11:57:20 am
I'm with Julian.

although you should also be watching Sherlock.  And Orphan Black (which is more guilty pleasure, but still awesome)

Sherlock is god-awful.  I want to punch that guy in the face.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 12:00:49 pm
The only show that you mentioned that doesn't suck is Girls.  I think we can have our own definitions of what Prestige televison.  I think most of the shows you list are just bad HBO shows.  Downton Abbey is a badly done Soap Opera.  None of the shows listed would I consider Artsy.

I do like Big Bang Theory. It is funny. Do you not have a sense of humour, Julian?
I didn't say I didn't like HIMYM or Big Bang Theory. They're excellent at accomplishing what they're trying to do.  I simply said they're not prestige television. Its not a term I made up, that's the accepted way its used by TV critics. Its not intended to mean "these are the best shows on TV," actually it started with a negative connotation that these shows had a certain "prestige" to watching them (e.g. that someone could brag and attempt to look intellectual by saying they watch Top Of The Lake, etc) among certain people who fancied themselves elitists.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 12:05:23 pm
Also, for the record, I think some of the shows I listed that are prestige television are awful, personally. I can't make it through ten minutes of Game Of Thrones, for example.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 12:18:50 pm
K8teebug, where did you hear about Twin Peaks on blu-ray? I can't find anything about it on Amazon.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on January 29, 2014, 12:26:58 pm
http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/22/david-lynch-denies-twin-peaks-comeback-rumours-but-does-promise-special-things-on-blu-ray-4273547/
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on January 29, 2014, 12:28:40 pm
My guess is the fall/winter.  They were hinting it would come out in Australia in April.

I can't wait! 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 29, 2014, 12:39:55 pm
The only show that you mentioned that doesn't suck is Girls.  I think we can have our own definitions of what Prestige televison.  I think most of the shows you list are just bad HBO shows.  Downton Abbey is a badly done Soap Opera.  None of the shows listed would I consider Artsy.

I do like Big Bang Theory. It is funny. Do you not have a sense of humour, Julian?
I didn't say I didn't like HIMYM or Big Bang Theory. They're excellent at accomplishing what they're trying to do.  I simply said they're not prestige television. Its not a term I made up, that's the accepted way its used by TV critics. Its not intended to mean "these are the best shows on TV," actually it started with a negative connotation that these shows had a certain "prestige" to watching them (e.g. that someone could brag and attempt to look intellectual by saying they watch Top Of The Lake, etc) among certain people who fancied themselves elitists.

Well I think we can manage with the prestige-tv and the non-prestige tv being discussed in the same thread. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 12:41:40 pm
Well I think we can manage with the prestige-tv and the non-prestige tv being discussed in the same thread. 
IDK. Can you start a META thread about it and maybe we can discuss the merits of both scenarios? Maybe we'd benefit from a designated "Broad Comedies Thread."
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Yada on January 29, 2014, 12:41:55 pm
I watched the first episode of True Detective last night...I'm on board.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 12:44:43 pm
I watched the first episode of True Detective last night...I'm on board.
I haven't yet watched this week's episode but I'm still on the fence about this show. I think everyone else finds McConaughey's character much more interesting than I do. I feel like its Justified with less interesting characters, so far.

EDIT: Supposedly its going to be anthology style and each season will be a different cast and story.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 29, 2014, 12:47:35 pm
Well I think we can manage with the prestige-tv and the non-prestige tv being discussed in the same thread. 
IDK. Can you start a META thread about it and maybe we can discuss the merits of both scenarios? Maybe we'd benefit from a designated "Broad Comedies Thread."

Maybe we should have a thread about liking things that are more popular. It appears that for some reason people on this board have a problem liking things that are very popular no matter what the quality of the popular item. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 12:48:42 pm
Maybe we should have a thread about liking things that are more popular. It appears that for some reason people on this board have a problem liking things that are very popular no matter what the quality of the popular item. 
I think this is an excellent topic for a thread!
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 29, 2014, 02:19:18 pm
two things, one being that gay guys fuck more than rabbits at the local fluffy tail go go bar, and two, what the hell is going on here, when you have james ford, claiming to never saying he was straight, and nobody say a word regarding such a claim.  for shame board . . . for shame. 

shows i like, netfilx style, amercian horror story, american underworld, bridezillas, gypsy wedding,
csi anything, alias, medium, walking dead, star trek next generation, breaking bad, auction kings, paranormal witness.  i think ill start watching weeds next.   
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on January 29, 2014, 02:23:09 pm
what the hell is going on here, when you have james ford, claiming to never saying he was straight, and nobody say a word regarding such a claim.  for shame board . . . for shame. 


Well I don't want to sleep with him so it hardly matters to me.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 02:30:40 pm
and two, what the hell is going on here, when you have james ford, claiming to never saying he was straight, and nobody say a word regarding such a claim. 
He's talked about being a practicing bisexual in his early days, IIRC.

shows i like, netfilx style, amercian horror story, american underworld, bridezillas, gypsy wedding,
csi anything, alias, medium, walking dead, star trek next generation, breaking bad, auction kings, paranormal witness.  i think ill start watching weeds next.   
Weeds, like everything on Showtime, was a certain level of OK for a while and then lasted about 3-4 seasons too long.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 29, 2014, 02:31:50 pm
Anyone catch Broad City? I watched Daily Show/Colbert/@midnight and Broad City came on at 12:30, re-run of [I'm assuming] the first episode/pilot. I thought it was pretty damn entertaining. I will definitely be catching it after Workaholics tonight.

Also, first episode of Workaholics to make me laugh in awhile. I think last year they were focused on making stupid hashtags catch on and, for me, a lot of the stuff missed. Last weeks episode was hilarious though. Haven't caught this weeks Archer, but I thought last weeks was an improvement over the premiere.

Anyone looking forward to House Of Cards season 2 in a couple weeks!?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 29, 2014, 02:32:50 pm
just added house of cards.  worth my precious time?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 02:34:08 pm
just added house of cards.  worth my precious time?
Yes, I thought it was really, really good. The second (and I think final) season drops on Valentine's Day.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 29, 2014, 02:37:50 pm
If the idea of Kevin Spacey talking directly into a camera creeps you out, I'd say skip it.

just added house of cards.  worth my precious time?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 29, 2014, 02:40:54 pm
seeing how kevin is a cornholer . . . ill watch.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 02:41:22 pm
If the idea of Kevin Spacey talking directly into a camera creeps you out, I'd say skip it.
That was my one complaint about it but no one else has agreed with me so far. I found it very off-putting for him to have these aside conversation all the time and just a lazy way to advance plot points from a writing stand point. It wasn't so bad I disliked the show because of it or anything.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 02:41:38 pm
seeing how kevin is a cornholer . . . ill watch.
Allegedly...
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on January 29, 2014, 02:44:14 pm
just added house of cards.  worth my precious time?

I like it because it's a b'more filmed show, and that's fun.  I thought it was good, but it does stretch things a bit.  Worth at least giving a shot.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on January 29, 2014, 02:45:03 pm
I watched the first episode of True Detective last night...I'm on board.

I can't even wrap my head around how good this show is.  Every week gets better.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 02:47:17 pm
I watched the first episode of True Detective last night...I'm on board.

I can't even wrap my head around how good this show is.  Every week gets better.
What, specifically, do you like about it? The cinematography is great but its moving at one of the slowest paces I've ever seen.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 29, 2014, 02:48:00 pm
just added house of cards.  worth my precious time?

I like it because it's a b'more filmed show, and that's fun.  I thought it was good, but it does stretch things a bit.  Worth at least giving a shot.

you know how i feel about bal-ti-more . . . why did you have to tell me that.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 29, 2014, 02:48:56 pm
That was my biggest complaint.

I also figured out I just can't stand shows focused on politicians as well.

....I do watch Homeland....one question about Homeland, if I may...why did they focus so much on the vice president in the first two seasons, as if there wasn't even such a position as "president"?

If the idea of Kevin Spacey talking directly into a camera creeps you out, I'd say skip it.
That was my one complaint about it but no one else has agreed with me so far. I found it very off-putting for him to have these aside conversation all the time and just a lazy way to advance plot points from a writing stand point. It wasn't so bad I disliked the show because of it or anything.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: ggw on January 29, 2014, 02:56:50 pm
Because assassinating the VP was a more plausible plot than assassinating the president.

That was my biggest complaint.

I also figured out I just can't stand shows focused on politicians as well.

....I do watch Homeland....one question about Homeland, if I may...why did they focus so much on the vice president in the first two seasons, as if there wasn't even such a position as "president"?

If the idea of Kevin Spacey talking directly into a camera creeps you out, I'd say skip it.
That was my one complaint about it but no one else has agreed with me so far. I found it very off-putting for him to have these aside conversation all the time and just a lazy way to advance plot points from a writing stand point. It wasn't so bad I disliked the show because of it or anything.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 03:05:26 pm
....I do watch Homeland....one question about Homeland, if I may...why did they focus so much on the vice president in the first two seasons, as if there wasn't even such a position as "president"?
I think the idea was he was a war-hawk a la Cheney who was highly influential in foreign policy. I also think the elevation of terrorist attempt to kill the President instead of VP increases the unbelievability of the scenario a bit. I also think it was supposed to highlight how personal the issue was for Abu Nazir.

One of the (many, many, many) plotholes that bothered me was Walden, or whatever the VPs name was, was clearly his party's nominee for President and he was to the point in the process where he was about to name a running mate. This traditionally happens about a week or two before the conventions in mid-summer. So Walden died around June of an election year, lets say, at the end of Season 2. Season three clearly jumps 2-3 months (I forget the exact number but they reference how many days its been since the Langley bombing) which would start season three around late-September/October of an election year. We're supposed to believe a lame duck president pushed through a major nominee in the waining days of his Presidency with no stalling from the other party. And then when Saul blackmails the guy, he pushes back his confirmation, what was it, like 6 weeks, definitely pushing the appointment past the election date, which is NEVER mentioned again. Its like the election just got CANCELLED when Walden died. The internal timetable of this show makes no sense.

And yes, I am fully aware there are 100 even more insanely impossible things that have happened in Homeland, this one has always just bothered me for some reason. Perhaps because I always wondered what would happen if a party's nominee for President died before the election. Is there even a protocol to name an alternate? I know in Senate elections, there isn't in most states.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: ggw on January 29, 2014, 03:46:22 pm
I always wondered what would happen if a party's nominee for President died before the election. Is there even a protocol to name an alternate? I know in Senate elections, there isn't in most states.

When voters cast their votes in November, they are not actually casting votes for a specific person. Instead, they are casting votes for electors, persons chosen by the candidates' parties to attend a gathering of all electors in each state capital, where they cast the votes that officially elect a president.

If a presidential candidate dies after the party convention and before the election, particularly before ballots are printed, the party can select a new person to represent the party on the ticket. The choice will depend on the party's own rules. As the election nears, the situation gets more sticky, because elections take time to plan. Practically speaking, ballots must be printed, and if there is not enough time to do that, the election can still go on, though with the name of a now-dead candidate on the ballot - state law should dictate how such ballots would be handled. Vermont law (17 VSC 2475), for example, states that new ballots will be printed - but if the death occurs near enough to Election Day, it may not be possible to print new ballots.

While near-election death might be a problem for a Senator or a judge, where the voters are electing a specific person, in the case of the presidential election, the buffer of the electoral college would allow the election to continue.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 29, 2014, 04:13:12 pm
seeing how kevin is a cornholer . . . ill watch.
Allegedly...
I mean, didn't they come out and say it in one episode....
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Brian_Wallace on January 29, 2014, 04:36:48 pm

I'll never watch any of these.  It's all like, "The Arcade Fire" of cable programs but please note which ones have the most gratuitous nudity.   It would be appreciated.  With "Californication" ending and "Spartacus" done, I just don't know what to do with myself.

Brian
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 04:42:02 pm
seeing how kevin is a cornholer . . . ill watch.
Allegedly...
I mean, didn't they come out and say it in one episode....
I thought we were talking about Kevin Spacey, the actor, not the character he played. Yes, his character was definitely bisexual.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 04:44:03 pm

I'll never watch any of these.  It's all like, "The Arcade Fire" of cable programs but please note which ones have the most gratuitous nudity.   It would be appreciated.  With "Californication" ending and "Spartacus" done, I just don't know what to do with myself.

Brian
Tudors if you have Showtime OnDemand had alot of nudity. Of shows still on the air, probably Boardwalk Empire, honestly. Interesting question, anyone else have any suggestions for him?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: ggw on January 29, 2014, 04:48:11 pm

With "Californication" ending and "Spartacus" done, I just don't know what to do with myself.

Brian

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Fhd2UZ0pRYs/TL2aFG-lofI/AAAAAAAAAtQ/QfFigDuA5gM/s1600/gladiator%2Bmovies.jpg)
Brian, do you like movies about gladiators?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: shemptiness on January 29, 2014, 04:52:35 pm

I'll never watch any of these.  It's all like, "The Arcade Fire" of cable programs but please note which ones have the most gratuitous nudity.   It would be appreciated.  With "Californication" ending and "Spartacus" done, I just don't know what to do with myself.

Brian
Tudors if you have Showtime OnDemand had alot of nudity. Of shows still on the air, probably Boardwalk Empire, honestly. Interesting question, anyone else have any suggestions for him?

Shameless.  Masters of Sex.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 04:58:15 pm
Shameless.  Masters of Sex.

Let's just say "Showtime" and end Brian's question there. Haha.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 29, 2014, 05:01:05 pm
4:15 is my COB. Good call.

I predict this thread reaches page 12 by close of business today. Over/under, anyone?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 29, 2014, 05:03:31 pm

I'll never watch any of these.  It's all like, "The Arcade Fire" of cable programs but please note which ones have the most gratuitous nudity.   It would be appreciated.  With "Californication" ending and "Spartacus" done, I just don't know what to do with myself.

Brian
Tudors if you have Showtime OnDemand had alot of nudity. Of shows still on the air, probably Boardwalk Empire, honestly. Interesting question, anyone else have any suggestions for him?
Game Of Thrones...?

South Park had a rather interesting take on Game Of Thrones... You can watch all/most of the episode over on SouthParkStudios.com
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 29, 2014, 07:08:05 pm
I'm stealing this from MadGypsy.. but in addition to True Blood (vamps with titties) and GOT (swords and titties) it would appear Black Sails could be Pirates and Titties, then again only one episode in.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 29, 2014, 07:17:24 pm
And if want to see more of Chloe Sevigny then you'll EVER need then watch Hit or Miss. A UK series created by the guy who did the original UK Shameless. It was on Netflix.  The whole series is pretty messed up.

The UK Shameless is recommended, especially the first season.  It lost steam as it went along.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on January 29, 2014, 09:39:26 pm
Yeah, who knew Chloe Sevigny had a cock?

And if want to see more of Chloe Sevigny then you'll EVER need then watch Hit or Miss. A UK series created by the guy who did the original UK Shameless. It was on Netflix.  The whole series is pretty messed up.

The UK Shameless is recommended, especially the first season.  It lost steam as it went along.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 29, 2014, 10:56:22 pm
well i guess it does say "spoiler warning"   ::)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 29, 2014, 11:09:09 pm
well i guess it does say "spoiler warning"   ::)
There are no holds barred in the Prestige Television Discussion dojo!!
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 30, 2014, 07:37:18 pm
Well we can lock this thread now...

http://www.nbc.com/hannibal/video/hannibal-a-warning/n45678#i147421,p1

Hannibal Season 2 trailer.
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Post by: stevewizzle on January 30, 2014, 07:58:13 pm
Well we can lock this thread now...

http://www.nbc.com/hannibal/video/hannibal-a-warning/n45678#i147421,p1

Hannibal Season 2 trailer.

you're all talk these days.

shut up and lock a thread already.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 30, 2014, 08:27:15 pm
Well we can lock this thread now...

http://www.nbc.com/hannibal/video/hannibal-a-warning/n45678#i147421,p1

Hannibal Season 2 trailer.

you're all talk these days.

shut up and lock a thread already.

and risk being banned from peeking over the fence into Julian's America? 
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 17, 2014, 04:39:31 pm
How much longer does everyone need before we discuss House Of Cards Season 2?
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 18, 2014, 04:17:11 pm
How much longer does everyone need before we discuss House Of Cards Season 2?
I have 3 more episodes!!!
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Post by: atomic on February 18, 2014, 04:57:18 pm
I am enjoying Gweneth Paltrow on season 2 of Glee.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 18, 2014, 05:04:15 pm
I am enjoying Gweneth Paltrow on season 2 of Glee.
I also enjoyed that. Her version of Adele's turning tables was phenomenal.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 25, 2014, 04:50:09 pm
House Of Cards season 2 was meh.

Started watching True Detective. Good. Don't get all the fan theories and stuff.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on February 25, 2014, 09:24:15 pm
twerk cobain?
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on February 25, 2014, 09:32:21 pm
i wonder if there is any weight to my theory that apple is paying off certain companies to only offer their services to be seen/heard on their phones?  for example . . . logo tv has an app so you can watch their shows on your phone, your, iphone, to be more exact.  they keep hinting at an android app "coming soon" but coming soon has been coming soon for coming months and months ago.  wtf.  i want to googlechrome stream stuff to my tv from my phone, my, android phone, and i cant . . . and when i cant, i bitch and create theories such as these, which more than likely, are not true. 
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Post by: atomic on February 26, 2014, 11:37:23 am
The first 2 episodes of Season 3 have been unwatchable.  If this trend continues I might have to stop watching. What is with all the show tunes? No one  wants to listen to that.
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Post by: James Ford on February 26, 2014, 12:23:53 pm
of what show?

The first 2 episodes of Season 3 have been unwatchable.  If this trend continues I might have to stop watching. What is with all the show tunes? No one  wants to listen to that.
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Post by: James Ford on February 26, 2014, 12:24:32 pm
Does anyone watch American Horror Story? Does that qualify for this thread?
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Post by: atomic on February 26, 2014, 01:28:23 pm
of what show?

The first 2 episodes of Season 3 have been unwatchable.  If this trend continues I might have to stop watching. What is with all the show tunes? No one  wants to listen to that.

Sorry about that.  Glee.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 26, 2014, 05:27:35 pm
Does anyone watch American Horror Story? Does that qualify for this thread?
Interesting question. AHS, like Archer, is one of those shows that, in no way, fulfills any sort of definition of "Prestige Television," and yet its definitely a favorite among the people/websites that cover Prestige Television. I'm granting a provisional acceptance.
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Post by: atomic on February 26, 2014, 05:29:47 pm
Does anyone watch American Horror Story? Does that qualify for this thread?
Interesting question. AHS, like Archer, is one of those shows that, in no way, fulfills any sort of definition of "Prestige Television," and yet its definitely a favorite among the people/websites that cover Prestige Television. I'm granting a provisional acceptance.

Archer is pretty much unwatchable this season.  About time to cancel it.

New Girl and How I met your mother were both good this week.

Workaholics would be good if they cut out the grossness. 
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 26, 2014, 06:06:10 pm
Does anyone watch American Horror Story? Does that qualify for this thread?
Interesting question. AHS, like Archer, is one of those shows that, in no way, fulfills any sort of definition of "Prestige Television," and yet its definitely a favorite among the people/websites that cover Prestige Television. I'm granting a provisional acceptance.

Archer is pretty much unwatchable this season.  About time to cancel it.

New Girl and How I met your mother were both good this week.

Workaholics would be good if they cut out the grossness. 
Workaholics and Broad City have been a welcome surprise this season. Really thought the last season of Workaholics was trying to hard. It's pretty awesome this season.

Unfortunately, I agree about Archer this season.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on February 26, 2014, 08:07:34 pm
If you are watching Shameless for anything but the gratuitous nudity, then what happened recently was pretty shocking even for them.  I'm curious as to whether or not a major character will be missing next year,which was standard practice for the UK version.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on February 27, 2014, 04:45:23 pm
rupauls drag race . . . oooh fish.  what a stinker bunch of girls in what turns out to be a ridiculous effort to stretch out the season with more episodes, by having two premiers.  heres hoping next week with the likes of milk, courtney act, and bianca del rio, the show will regain its class.  and i swear, by now, after six seasons, if you dare show up to the show still claiming that you cannot sew, then bitch, go home.
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Post by: Hexenjagd on February 27, 2014, 04:47:19 pm
Those bastards left the new season of Drag Race off of Hulu...
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 03, 2014, 11:45:54 am
Any thoughts about True Detective with one episode left?
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on March 03, 2014, 12:30:51 pm
you know, i just started watching, the following.  damn, that kevin bacon is so good.  now dont go spoil anything for me, we are just on like episode three or four, or something.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 03, 2014, 12:39:46 pm
you know, i just started watching, the following.  damn, that kevin bacon is so good.  now dont go spoil anything for me, we are just on like episode three or four, or something.
Ironically, I just started watching this on Netflix for the first time in the last week. It really strains credulity. I love how Kevin Bacon's character -- despite having a heart problem -- is always able to get to wherever the action is quickest, only to immediately have heart palpitations and be at 25% of his usual strength. He also -- no matter how many episodes consecutively it ends poorly -- decides to always push ahead without backup.

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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on March 03, 2014, 12:42:17 pm
i also, just started watching portlandia.  maybe it gets awful as the season(s) go on . . . but good god, the first episode had me guffawing in my popcorn and soda pop.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on March 03, 2014, 12:43:50 pm
you know, i just started watching, the following.  damn, that kevin bacon is so good.  now dont go spoil anything for me, we are just on like episode three or four, or something.
Ironically, I just started watching this on Netflix for the first time in the last week. It really strains credulity. I love how Kevin Bacon's character -- despite having a heart problem -- is always able to get to wherever the action is quickest, only to immediately have heart palpitations and be at 25% of his usual strength. He also -- no matter how many episodes consecutively it ends poorly -- decides to always push ahead without backup.



the only thing that bugs me, is the unfounded dedication to the direction that so many people are throwing their lives at being mentally enslaved by this serial killer.  who next, the president . . . the pope?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 03, 2014, 12:44:03 pm
i also, just started watching portlandia.  maybe it gets awful as the season(s) go on . . . but good god, the first episode had me guffawing in my popcorn and soda pop.
There's a few episodes that don't work, but it's really good, IMO. I'm biased because I live in Richmond and all the jokes pretty much work for The Fan/Carytown/Church Hill areas, just change the city name.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 03, 2014, 12:45:08 pm
the only thing that bugs me, is the unfounded dedication to the direction that so many people are throwing their lives at being mentally enslaved by this serial killer.  who next, the president . . . the pope?
Not to give plot points away since I'm like 4 episodes ahead of you, but that gets much worse. He basically has a small standing army at his disposal which is so dumb if you think about it for too long you'll stop watching the show.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on March 03, 2014, 12:46:29 pm
the only other time such a scenario worked in states of realism . . . was the manson family, but jesus, they basically ate acid for breakfast lunch and dinner.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 04, 2014, 04:33:45 pm
i also, just started watching portlandia.  maybe it gets awful as the season(s) go on . . . but good god, the first episode had me guffawing in my popcorn and soda pop.
I absolutely love Portlandia. The characters are so fucking on point it gets on my nerves sometimes lol. I can only "binge" with 2 or 3 episodes before I have to turn it off because the characters eat away at me. I could never tell if that's a good or bad thing, but I find them hilarious. Haven't seen any of the new season.

As for True Detective, I want to see if they can unravel the mystery in the last episode.... The end of episode 7 was kind of underwhelming....
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on March 04, 2014, 08:28:20 pm
30 minutes into A&E's latest "Those Who Kill" and OH MY!!!!!!  Seeing as these is an American adaptation of a Danish show, one has to worry about the psyche of the Danes.  This is one messed up show....

http://www.aetv.com/those-who-kill#
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Post by: James Ford on March 04, 2014, 08:43:50 pm
How much time have you spent in Portland?

i also, just started watching portlandia.  maybe it gets awful as the season(s) go on . . . but good god, the first episode had me guffawing in my popcorn and soda pop.
I absolutely love Portlandia. The characters are so fucking on point it gets on my nerves sometimes lol. I can only "binge" with 2 or 3 episodes before I have to turn it off because the characters eat away at me. I could never tell if that's a good or bad thing, but I find them hilarious. Haven't seen any of the new season.

As for True Detective, I want to see if they can unravel the mystery in the last episode.... The end of episode 7 was kind of underwhelming....
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Post by: James Ford on March 04, 2014, 08:44:55 pm
Lars Von Trier is Danish.

30 minutes into A&E's latest "Those Who Kill" and OH MY!!!!!!  Seeing as these is an American adaptation of a Danish show, one has to worry about the psyche of the Danes.  This is one messed up show....

http://www.aetv.com/those-who-kill#
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 05, 2014, 02:05:19 pm
How much time have you spent in Portland?

i also, just started watching portlandia.  maybe it gets awful as the season(s) go on . . . but good god, the first episode had me guffawing in my popcorn and soda pop.
I absolutely love Portlandia. The characters are so fucking on point it gets on my nerves sometimes lol. I can only "binge" with 2 or 3 episodes before I have to turn it off because the characters eat away at me. I could never tell if that's a good or bad thing, but I find them hilarious. Haven't seen any of the new season.

As for True Detective, I want to see if they can unravel the mystery in the last episode.... The end of episode 7 was kind of underwhelming....
Zero seconds
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Post by: James Ford on March 05, 2014, 09:56:59 pm
Then how do you know the characters "are fucking on point" if you've never spent any time there?



How much time have you spent in Portland?

i also, just started watching portlandia.  maybe it gets awful as the season(s) go on . . . but good god, the first episode had me guffawing in my popcorn and soda pop.
I absolutely love Portlandia. The characters are so fucking on point it gets on my nerves sometimes lol. I can only "binge" with 2 or 3 episodes before I have to turn it off because the characters eat away at me. I could never tell if that's a good or bad thing, but I find them hilarious. Haven't seen any of the new season.

As for True Detective, I want to see if they can unravel the mystery in the last episode.... The end of episode 7 was kind of underwhelming....
Zero seconds
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 06, 2014, 11:18:13 am
Then how do you know the characters "are fucking on point" if you've never spent any time there?



How much time have you spent in Portland?

i also, just started watching portlandia.  maybe it gets awful as the season(s) go on . . . but good god, the first episode had me guffawing in my popcorn and soda pop.
I absolutely love Portlandia. The characters are so fucking on point it gets on my nerves sometimes lol. I can only "binge" with 2 or 3 episodes before I have to turn it off because the characters eat away at me. I could never tell if that's a good or bad thing, but I find them hilarious. Haven't seen any of the new season.

As for True Detective, I want to see if they can unravel the mystery in the last episode.... The end of episode 7 was kind of underwhelming....
Zero seconds
Hipsters can exist outside of Portland. I've met a bunch of people that are almost exact replicas of the characters portrayed on Portalandia. It's amazing. Sorry for the confusion on that one.
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Post by: James Ford on March 06, 2014, 11:27:50 am
Is that what hipsters are? I just found the characters amazingly annoying, and couldn't watch the show beyond a couple of episodes. Much more amazingly annoying than anyone I actually ever crossed paths with in Portland, actually. Though admittedly, I've only ever spend a few days of my life there spread out over three visits.

Then how do you know the characters "are fucking on point" if you've never spent any time there?



How much time have you spent in Portland?

i also, just started watching portlandia.  maybe it gets awful as the season(s) go on . . . but good god, the first episode had me guffawing in my popcorn and soda pop.
I absolutely love Portlandia. The characters are so fucking on point it gets on my nerves sometimes lol. I can only "binge" with 2 or 3 episodes before I have to turn it off because the characters eat away at me. I could never tell if that's a good or bad thing, but I find them hilarious. Haven't seen any of the new season.

As for True Detective, I want to see if they can unravel the mystery in the last episode.... The end of episode 7 was kind of underwhelming....
Zero seconds
Hipsters can exist outside of Portland. I've met a bunch of people that are almost exact replicas of the characters portrayed on Portalandia. It's amazing. Sorry for the confusion on that one.
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Post by: Hexenjagd on March 06, 2014, 11:42:51 am
Hipsters don't exist. 
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Post by: atomic on March 06, 2014, 11:55:02 am
I was eating dinner in San Antonio and I told the waitress that she wasn't from here.  And she said "She was from Portland and how do you know?"  I didn't tell her that it was because she was attractive.  Anyway I would say Portland has more attractive chicks than San Antonio for whatever that is worth.
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Post by: James Ford on March 06, 2014, 12:03:17 pm
55.6% of San Antonio's population is Hispanic, and Latina women tend to be on the short side. And you're not into short women. Would that help explain it?

Portland is also one of the whitest cities in America. (Non-Hispanic white population=72.2%, Hispanic population=9.4%).


I was eating dinner in San Antonio and I told the waitress that she wasn't from here.  And she said "She was from Portland and how do you know?"  I didn't tell her that it was because she was attractive.  Anyway I would say Portland has more attractive chicks than San Antonio for whatever that is worth.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 06, 2014, 12:20:47 pm
Is that what hipsters are? I just found the characters amazingly annoying, and couldn't watch the show beyond a couple of episodes. Much more amazingly annoying than anyone I actually ever crossed paths with in Portland, actually. Though admittedly, I've only ever spend a few days of my life there spread out over three visits.

Then how do you know the characters "are fucking on point" if you've never spent any time there?



How much time have you spent in Portland?

i also, just started watching portlandia.  maybe it gets awful as the season(s) go on . . . but good god, the first episode had me guffawing in my popcorn and soda pop.
I absolutely love Portlandia. The characters are so fucking on point it gets on my nerves sometimes lol. I can only "binge" with 2 or 3 episodes before I have to turn it off because the characters eat away at me. I could never tell if that's a good or bad thing, but I find them hilarious. Haven't seen any of the new season.

As for True Detective, I want to see if they can unravel the mystery in the last episode.... The end of episode 7 was kind of underwhelming....
Zero seconds
Hipsters can exist outside of Portland. I've met a bunch of people that are almost exact replicas of the characters portrayed on Portalandia. It's amazing. Sorry for the confusion on that one.
Some, yes. The bike messenger dude who screams "[whatever ridiculous trend] IS OVER!" because some yuppy starts doing it. Lol. Classic, bruh. Fucking classic.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on March 06, 2014, 12:26:08 pm
Hipsters are just yuppies with different priorities... Duh
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 06, 2014, 02:51:17 pm
Hipsters are just yuppies with different priorities... Duh
I'm a hipster and a yuppie. How many DJ/museum curators do you know? Because I'm that.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on March 11, 2014, 08:33:47 pm
I wonder if Seth can pursue the cast of Walking Dead to get back together for a reunion tour... This mini series aka the middle part of the trilogy of duos wandering off, keeping into a bind, followed by getting in touch with their feeling.   ???
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 12, 2014, 10:20:29 am
Man, I lost interest in that show a long time ago. I think. Maybe it was last season.
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Post by: Hexenjagd on May 16, 2014, 03:01:01 pm
Is this the thread for talking about Once Upon a Time?  Or Bones? Or Law and Order SVU? Or BObs Burgers? Game of Thrones? American Dad?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 16, 2014, 03:10:03 pm
Is this the thread for talking about Once Upon a Time?  Or Bones? Or Law and Order SVU? Or BObs Burgers? Game of Thrones? American Dad?
Game Of Thrones, yes, although I personally hate it.

Bobs Burgers, maybe. Everything else, absolutely not.

It's not a hard and fast rule but "if it's on broadcast television, it's not prestige television" works like 98% of the time.
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Post by: Hexenjagd on May 16, 2014, 03:16:59 pm
My post was a joke. There is no such thing as prestige television.

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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 16, 2014, 03:21:32 pm
My post was a joke.
Comedy gold, man. Comedy gold.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 16, 2014, 05:24:32 pm
i gave up on the following.  jesus christ.  how stupid that show got so quick, once they went to rescue the boy.  i am now, power watching my way through mad men; on the third season after two weeks.  that show makes me love the art that is television.  watching nazi hunters; so good.  about to start game of thrones tonight, after listening to everybody in the known universe jerk off to it.  american horror story is losing my interest after season two.  it ended so dumb.  i have a feeling season three with the witches will be no better.  id still bang jessica lange.  clone wars is excellent.  portlandia is becoming oddly great but neutrally the same all at the eqaul amount of time.  i havent watched family guy or south park in years, caught two episodes from where i had left off, and yes . . . they still got it.  plus, i love smallville.  good gay, im gay. 
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Post by: Hexenjagd on May 18, 2014, 12:28:30 pm
about to start game of thrones tonight, after listening to everybody in the known universe jerk off to it. 

american horror story is losing my interest after season two.  it ended so dumb.  i have a feeling season three with the witches will be no better.  id still bang jessica lange. 

i havent watched family guy or south park in years, caught two episodes from where i had left off, and yes . . . they still got it. 
GoT is great, if you love epic stories set in fantasy lands.

AHS season 3 is pretty good.  It has some dumb moments, but it kept me entertained the whole time.  I loved season 2.  It was my favorite so far, but i have a feeling the new Circus/Carnival season will be good (MAN I MISS CARNIVALE...)

I completely agree about Family Guy and South Park (more so South Park though).  South Park is always great.   Since the show started, there hasnt been a single episode that I didnt like.  Period.  Family Guy is good too, but there are a lot of haters out there saying it fell off.  I still think it is entertaining.  Maybe not as good as American Dad, but still funny.
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Post by: K8teebug on May 19, 2014, 08:15:23 am
I do not understand the appeal of AHS.  It all seems so forced to me.
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Post by: K8teebug on May 19, 2014, 08:16:30 am
My favorite show right now is Orphan Black.

Mad Men can get boring at times, but that whole series is just so beautiful.
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Post by: James Ford on May 19, 2014, 08:31:28 am
Watched all of the first season, and agree to an extent.

For those who have watched it all...how do the second and third seasons rate compared to the first.

And perhaps this is a spillover to the beer thread, but did anybody watch the Brew Dogs series and have an opinion? I just bought that and plan on watching it (especially the Denver episode prior to my upcoming Colorado vacation). Or does a show revolving around craft beer not make the prestige cut because it's beer rather than cognac or merlot?

I do not understand the appeal of AHS.  It all seems so forced to me.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 10:15:22 am
And perhaps this is a spillover to the beer thread, but did anybody watch the Brew Dogs series and have an opinion? I just bought that and plan on watching it (especially the Denver episode prior to my upcoming Colorado vacation). Or does a show revolving around craft beer not make the prestige cut because it's beer rather than cognac or merlot?
It doesn't make the prestige cut because it's reality television, not because of what type of alcohol it involves.
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Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 10:17:28 am
And perhaps this is a spillover to the beer thread, but did anybody watch the Brew Dogs series and have an opinion? I just bought that and plan on watching it (especially the Denver episode prior to my upcoming Colorado vacation). Or does a show revolving around craft beer not make the prestige cut because it's beer rather than cognac or merlot?
It doesn't make the prestige cut because it's reality television, not because of what type of alcohol it involves.

I think we should put all television in this thread and not pretend one type of TV show is somehow superior to another. 

My wife has been watching a bunch of Home and Garden TV lately.  I like House Hunters but some of it is lame.  Like the Flip show where they go into a demo site with freshly appied make-up and short dresses. 
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 10:18:35 am
And perhaps this is a spillover to the beer thread, but did anybody watch the Brew Dogs series and have an opinion? I just bought that and plan on watching it (especially the Denver episode prior to my upcoming Colorado vacation). Or does a show revolving around craft beer not make the prestige cut because it's beer rather than cognac or merlot?
It doesn't make the prestige cut because it's reality television, not because of what type of alcohol it involves.

I think we should put all television in this thread and not pretend one type of TV show is somehow superior to another. 

My wife has been watching a bunch of Home and Garden TV lately.  I like House Hunters but some of it is lame.  Like the Flip show where they go into a demo site with freshly appied make-up and short dresses. 
go start your own fucking thread. I don't take a shit in the comic book thread, you don't take a shit here.
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Post by: Hexenjagd on May 19, 2014, 10:23:25 am
I don't think atomic likes comic books. 

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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 10:26:13 am
I don't think atomic likes comic books. 


okay, I don't take a shit in the Orioles thread or the soccer thread. We can't just randomly decide that threads aren't about their stated purpose because one asshole doesn't like it, it's chaos. How about I decide just announced should really be about Starbucks and sexual fantasies and University of Michigan athletics? I think Hey Seth shouldnt be about requests for Seth, I think it should be about pruning and topiaries and how to build a greenhouse. How does that sound?
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Post by: Hexenjagd on May 19, 2014, 10:31:47 am
It sounds like how this board runs.
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Post by: Hexenjagd on May 19, 2014, 10:39:03 am
I am also for having one TV thread.

Same as there should be ONE baseball thread; and not a Nats thread, and an Orioles thread, and a MLB thread. 

TV is TV.  Just because you think that what you like to watch is better than what anyone else likes to watch, doesnt mean Atomic is shitting on anything for talking about TV in a TV thread.

Your examples are ridiculous.  Talking about sex in Just Announced is NOTHING like talking about TV shows you dont approve of in this thread.
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Post by: K8teebug on May 19, 2014, 10:41:20 am
Watched all of the first season, and agree to an extent.

For those who have watched it all...how do the second and third seasons rate compared to the first.

And perhaps this is a spillover to the beer thread, but did anybody watch the Brew Dogs series and have an opinion? I just bought that and plan on watching it (especially the Denver episode prior to my upcoming Colorado vacation). Or does a show revolving around craft beer not make the prestige cut because it's beer rather than cognac or merlot?

I do not understand the appeal of AHS.  It all seems so forced to me.

I tried to watch all seasons.  Got the farthest into the 3rd season.  Then, it all fell apart again.  Ryan Murphy tries too hard.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on May 19, 2014, 10:43:15 am
i gave up on the following.  jesus christ.  how stupid that show got so quick, once they went to rescue the boy.  i am now, power watching my way through mad men; on the third season after two weeks.  that show makes me love the art that is television.  watching nazi hunters; so good.  about to start game of thrones tonight, after listening to everybody in the known universe jerk off to it.  american horror story is losing my interest after season two.  it ended so dumb.  i have a feeling season three with the witches will be no better.  id still bang jessica lange.  clone wars is excellent.  portlandia is becoming oddly great but neutrally the same all at the eqaul amount of time.  i havent watched family guy or south park in years, caught two episodes from where i had left off, and yes . . . they still got it.  plus, i love smallville.  good gay, im gay. 
1. I think that's what's kind of amazing about Portlandia. It's great, but almost in small doses because they have a formula. It's quirky, but kind of annoying... yet still charming and amazing. I think that's like Portland. Hahaha.

2. Yes, South Park is still amazing. I haven't watching Family Guy in years, but I heard they're doing a crossover with The Simpsons, so that could be fun.

Also, I'm not huge on watching too much TV, but recently I was introduced to Bar Rescue and I'm frickin addicted. Plus on Sundays there have frickin marathons leading up to the new episodes at 8. So, hungover, I did that yesterday. In there they slipped an episode of the hosts OTHER show called Hungry Investors. That is also amazing. I was genuinely interested in the fates of some of the bars [one particularly in Silver Spring near The Fillmore that goes by Piratz Tavern] and of course some people say some is staged, others not so much, but the host definitely is putting on a show. At this point are people still upset about reality shows being staged or not? Anyway. I enjoy the show. Outside of sports and Netflix that's about all I watch.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 10:51:13 am
okay, I don't take a shit in the Orioles thread or the soccer thread. We can't just randomly decide that threads aren't about their stated purpose because one asshole doesn't like it, it's chaos. How about I decide just announced should really be about Starbucks and sexual fantasies and University of Michigan athletics? I think Hey Seth shouldnt be about requests for Seth, I think it should be about pruning and topiaries and how to build a greenhouse. How does that sound?

Just because you think some stupid show is prestigious doesn't mean anyone else does.  TV shows are TV shows.  Get over yourself. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: ggw on May 19, 2014, 10:52:32 am
That Uncle Si is so wacky.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 11:03:35 am
okay, I don't take a shit in the Orioles thread or the soccer thread. We can't just randomly decide that threads aren't about their stated purpose because one asshole doesn't like it, it's chaos. How about I decide just announced should really be about Starbucks and sexual fantasies and University of Michigan athletics? I think Hey Seth shouldnt be about requests for Seth, I think it should be about pruning and topiaries and how to build a greenhouse. How does that sound?

Just because you think some stupid show is prestigious doesn't mean anyone else does.  TV shows are TV shows.  Get over yourself. 
"Prestige television" is not my term. As I've explained in this thread at least once a month, it is an industry-standard term on websites such as AV club or any other place that reviews television. It refers to stylistic dramas with a few exceptions for shows like girls which are highly stylized dramas masquerading as comedies.

I, along with any other person with an IQ above 80, does not want to sit here and read analysis of big bang theory or other extremely broad comedies that - while entertaining - are devoid of any critical thinking. Those are not shows made for critical review or serious discussion of plot points. If you want to start an Idiots Jerking Off Over How Anti-Establishment South Park Is thread of inanities, go ahead.

 Someone cannot go "I think this thread is stupid so I'm going to hijack it because it would be better if it was about ______ instead" and at the same time argue "Just Announced" or some other thread is sacred and we must stay fervently ontopic. It's an intellectual devoid, hypocritical, borderline narcissistic argument. If you don't like this thread, or any thread, don't read it. Start another.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 19, 2014, 11:06:13 am
If you dont like our posts, dont read them.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 11:08:57 am
If you dont like our posts, dont read them.
fantastically hypocritical advice coming from you, the most humorless person on here who has never seen a dissenting opinion you didn't act like a 5 year old having a temper tantrum in response to.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 19, 2014, 11:09:23 am
Get over yourself.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 19, 2014, 11:10:45 am
And it isnt hypocritical; i skip plenty of people's posts.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 19, 2014, 11:11:28 am
And I will shit all over your threads and responses at every chance.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 19, 2014, 11:12:09 am
You are the biggest bully/jerk on here.  I imagine you are probably the only person who likes Julian.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 19, 2014, 11:12:51 am
Anyways, I cant wait for the new season of South Park to start.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 11:16:33 am
And it isnt hypocritical; i skip plenty of people's posts.
Lol, tell me another one. Look at your behavior right now. You're incapable of not responding to things you disagree with. If I go post what a latently homoerotic nerdfest WWE is in your comic book thread or post anything other than a dry recitation of concert listings in Just Announced, you'll be decrying the fall of civilized society within 5 seconds, as always.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 11:17:36 am
Anyways, I cant wait for the new season of South Park to start.
Im sure you're masturbating furiously over cartoons as you're wont to do.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 19, 2014, 11:19:02 am
You love throwing temper tantrums.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 11:20:56 am
okay, I don't take a shit in the Orioles thread or the soccer thread. We can't just randomly decide that threads aren't about their stated purpose because one asshole doesn't like it, it's chaos. How about I decide just announced should really be about Starbucks and sexual fantasies and University of Michigan athletics? I think Hey Seth shouldnt be about requests for Seth, I think it should be about pruning and topiaries and how to build a greenhouse. How does that sound?

Just because you think some stupid show is prestigious doesn't mean anyone else does.  TV shows are TV shows.  Get over yourself. 
"Prestige television" is not my term. As I've explained in this thread at least once a month, it is an industry-standard term on websites such as AV club or any other place that reviews television. It refers to stylistic dramas with a few exceptions for shows like girls which are highly stylized dramas masquerading as comedies.

I, along with any other person with an IQ above 80, does not want to sit here and read analysis of big bang theory or other extremely broad comedies that - while entertaining - are devoid of any critical thinking. Those are not shows made for critical review or serious discussion of plot points. If you want to start an Idiots Jerking Off Over How Anti-Establishment South Park Is thread of inanities, go ahead.

 Someone cannot go "I think this thread is stupid so I'm going to hijack it because it would be better if it was about ______ instead" and at the same time argue "Just Announced" or some other thread is sacred and we must stay fervently ontopic. It's an intellectual devoid, hypocritical, borderline narcissistic argument. If you don't like this thread, or any thread, don't read it. Start another.

You are an idiot.  You watch a ton of TV that is probably why you are such a moron.  At least on HG TV you can learn something.  I am posting about TV on here because that is what the thread is for television.  You think that Big Bang Theory is less intelligent than some drama because it is on Pay Television?  Ridiculous.  Telling other people they are devoid of humour when you cant bother to watch comedies? Maybe you don't like comedies because you lack any sense of humor.

You used the words Prestige TV.  What I think is prestigious and what you think is prestigious is different. If you don't like that start a thread with the title boring dramas on Showtime.  And I will know not to open it up or post in it.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 19, 2014, 11:23:53 am
I never gave Big Bang Theory a chance because I read that it is more "laugh at nerds" than "laugh with nerds."  Am I missing out? 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 11:26:39 am
I never gave Big Bang Theory a chance because I read that it is more "laugh at nerds" than "laugh with nerds."  Am I missing out? 

It is pretty good at times.  I think it has improved from the begining.   Certainly now the characters are admired within the show.  Give it a chance...worse thing that could happen is you hate it.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 19, 2014, 11:27:29 am
Hey Julian, do you realize your TV thread was inactive for over two months, before I resurrected it?

You are welcome.

Thanks atomic, I will check it out one of these days.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 11:27:51 am
okay, I don't take a shit in the Orioles thread or the soccer thread. We can't just randomly decide that threads aren't about their stated purpose because one asshole doesn't like it, it's chaos. How about I decide just announced should really be about Starbucks and sexual fantasies and University of Michigan athletics? I think Hey Seth shouldnt be about requests for Seth, I think it should be about pruning and topiaries and how to build a greenhouse. How does that sound?

Just because you think some stupid show is prestigious doesn't mean anyone else does.  TV shows are TV shows.  Get over yourself. 
"Prestige television" is not my term. As I've explained in this thread at least once a month, it is an industry-standard term on websites such as AV club or any other place that reviews television. It refers to stylistic dramas with a few exceptions for shows like girls which are highly stylized dramas masquerading as comedies.

I, along with any other person with an IQ above 80, does not want to sit here and read analysis of big bang theory or other extremely broad comedies that - while entertaining - are devoid of any critical thinking. Those are not shows made for critical review or serious discussion of plot points. If you want to start an Idiots Jerking Off Over How Anti-Establishment South Park Is thread of inanities, go ahead.

 Someone cannot go "I think this thread is stupid so I'm going to hijack it because it would be better if it was about ______ instead" and at the same time argue "Just Announced" or some other thread is sacred and we must stay fervently ontopic. It's an intellectual devoid, hypocritical, borderline narcissistic argument. If you don't like this thread, or any thread, don't read it. Start another.

You are an idiot.  You watch a ton of TV that is probably why you are such a moron.  At least on HG TV you can learn something.  I am posting about TV on here because that is what the thread is for television.  You think that Big Bang Theory is less intelligent than some drama because it is on Pay Television?  Ridiculous.  Telling other people they are devoid of humour when you cant bother to watch comedies? Maybe you don't like comedies because you lack any sense of humor.
Did you miss the part in the thread you quoted where I specifically say Big Bang Theory is wildly entertaining? I went to great lengths to explain that it isn't suitable for serious critical analysis -- it has no subtext, we aren't left to wonder what the creator is trying to say, there's minimal character development, etc -- the way a highly literary drama is. That's not a knock on The Big Bang Theory, it's an acknowledgment of it being a different genre with a different standard of success.

Let's discuss the most recent ep of Big Bang Theory, to see how it goes. How about that Sheldon? Isn't his awkwardness humorous in the way it causes him to respond in a way that deviates from social norms? I laughed. What did you think of it, atomic?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 11:30:36 am
I never gave Big Bang Theory a chance because I read that it is more "laugh at nerds" than "laugh with nerds."  Am I missing out? 
Its definitely laughing at nerds, not with nerds. With one exception, the nerdy characters are presented as borderline autistic people who cannot avoid saying any "unusual" thought that comes into their heads.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 11:33:16 am
okay, I don't take a shit in the Orioles thread or the soccer thread. We can't just randomly decide that threads aren't about their stated purpose because one asshole doesn't like it, it's chaos. How about I decide just announced should really be about Starbucks and sexual fantasies and University of Michigan athletics? I think Hey Seth shouldnt be about requests for Seth, I think it should be about pruning and topiaries and how to build a greenhouse. How does that sound?

Just because you think some stupid show is prestigious doesn't mean anyone else does.  TV shows are TV shows.  Get over yourself. 
"Prestige television" is not my term. As I've explained in this thread at least once a month, it is an industry-standard term on websites such as AV club or any other place that reviews television. It refers to stylistic dramas with a few exceptions for shows like girls which are highly stylized dramas masquerading as comedies.

I, along with any other person with an IQ above 80, does not want to sit here and read analysis of big bang theory or other extremely broad comedies that - while entertaining - are devoid of any critical thinking. Those are not shows made for critical review or serious discussion of plot points. If you want to start an Idiots Jerking Off Over How Anti-Establishment South Park Is thread of inanities, go ahead.

 Someone cannot go "I think this thread is stupid so I'm going to hijack it because it would be better if it was about ______ instead" and at the same time argue "Just Announced" or some other thread is sacred and we must stay fervently ontopic. It's an intellectual devoid, hypocritical, borderline narcissistic argument. If you don't like this thread, or any thread, don't read it. Start another.

You are an idiot.  You watch a ton of TV that is probably why you are such a moron.  At least on HG TV you can learn something.  I am posting about TV on here because that is what the thread is for television.  You think that Big Bang Theory is less intelligent than some drama because it is on Pay Television?  Ridiculous.  Telling other people they are devoid of humour when you cant bother to watch comedies? Maybe you don't like comedies because you lack any sense of humor.
Did you miss the part in the thread you quoted where I specifically say Big Bang Theory is wildly entertaining? I went to great lengths to explain that it isn't suitable for serious critical analysis -- it has no subtext, we aren't left to wonder what the creator is trying to say, there's minimal character development, etc -- the way a highly literary drama is. That's not a knock on The Big Bang Theory, it's an acknowledgment of it being a different genre with a different standard of success.

Let's discuss the most recent ep of Big Bang Theory, to see how it goes. How about that Sheldon? Isn't his awkwardness humorous in the way it causes him to respond in a way that deviates from social norms? I laughed. What did you think of it, atomic?

Of course the characters have developed.  They are all dating people now and have grown as people.  Penny and Leonard deciding to get engaged happened in the last episode.  There is nothing literary about TV.  You might want to look in the book thread for literary.  Do you not read.  Is that why you are trying to make dramas where they show boobs more into art than it is.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 11:39:50 am
You used the words Prestige TV.  What I think is prestigious and what you think is prestigious is different. If you don't like that start a thread with the title boring dramas on Showtime.  And I will know not to open it up or post in it.
Again, it's not my term. It's an industry standard term made up by someone else. The fact you personally don't like the term does not change what it means.

It's like the term "beach fiction". You may personally like to read highly challenging, erudite non-fiction biographies at the beach; that does not change the fact that when the general public uses the term "beach fiction" they're referring to broad, usually short, easy-to-read works of fiction that center on relatable tropes. It doesn't mean what you read at the beach is wrong, or somehow an inferior choice, it simply acknowledges that a term has a generally agreed upon definition.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 19, 2014, 11:41:31 am
I only read Prestige Fiction. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 11:42:10 am
okay, I don't take a shit in the Orioles thread or the soccer thread. We can't just randomly decide that threads aren't about their stated purpose because one asshole doesn't like it, it's chaos. How about I decide just announced should really be about Starbucks and sexual fantasies and University of Michigan athletics? I think Hey Seth shouldnt be about requests for Seth, I think it should be about pruning and topiaries and how to build a greenhouse. How does that sound?

Just because you think some stupid show is prestigious doesn't mean anyone else does.  TV shows are TV shows.  Get over yourself. 
"Prestige television" is not my term. As I've explained in this thread at least once a month, it is an industry-standard term on websites such as AV club or any other place that reviews television. It refers to stylistic dramas with a few exceptions for shows like girls which are highly stylized dramas masquerading as comedies.

I, along with any other person with an IQ above 80, does not want to sit here and read analysis of big bang theory or other extremely broad comedies that - while entertaining - are devoid of any critical thinking. Those are not shows made for critical review or serious discussion of plot points. If you want to start an Idiots Jerking Off Over How Anti-Establishment South Park Is thread of inanities, go ahead.

 Someone cannot go "I think this thread is stupid so I'm going to hijack it because it would be better if it was about ______ instead" and at the same time argue "Just Announced" or some other thread is sacred and we must stay fervently ontopic. It's an intellectual devoid, hypocritical, borderline narcissistic argument. If you don't like this thread, or any thread, don't read it. Start another.

You are an idiot.  You watch a ton of TV that is probably why you are such a moron.  At least on HG TV you can learn something.  I am posting about TV on here because that is what the thread is for television.  You think that Big Bang Theory is less intelligent than some drama because it is on Pay Television?  Ridiculous.  Telling other people they are devoid of humour when you cant bother to watch comedies? Maybe you don't like comedies because you lack any sense of humor.
Did you miss the part in the thread you quoted where I specifically say Big Bang Theory is wildly entertaining? I went to great lengths to explain that it isn't suitable for serious critical analysis -- it has no subtext, we aren't left to wonder what the creator is trying to say, there's minimal character development, etc -- the way a highly literary drama is. That's not a knock on The Big Bang Theory, it's an acknowledgment of it being a different genre with a different standard of success.

Let's discuss the most recent ep of Big Bang Theory, to see how it goes. How about that Sheldon? Isn't his awkwardness humorous in the way it causes him to respond in a way that deviates from social norms? I laughed. What did you think of it, atomic?

Of course the characters have developed.  They are all dating people now and have grown as people.  Penny and Leonard deciding to get engaged happened in the last episode.  There is nothing literary about TV.  You might want to look in the book thread for literary.  Do you not read.  Is that why you are trying to make dramas where they show boobs more into art than it is.
What show that I watch has regular boob-age? I mean, aside from Girls, and trust me, in Lena Dunham's case, regular nudity is a major deterrent to watching the program.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 11:43:32 am
I only read Prestige Fiction. 
I would be down with a prestige fiction discussion but atomic would argue Dr Seuss is just as prestigious as Franzen or Chabon and the entire thing would get blown up quickly.

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 11:44:47 am
You used the words Prestige TV.  What I think is prestigious and what you think is prestigious is different. If you don't like that start a thread with the title boring dramas on Showtime.  And I will know not to open it up or post in it.
Again, it's not my term. It's an industry standard term made up by someone else. The fact you personally don't like the term does not change what it means.

It's like the term "beach fiction". You may personally like to read highly challenging, erudite non-fiction biographies at the beach; that does not change the fact that when the general public uses the term "beach fiction" they're referring to broad, usually short, easy-to-read works of fiction that center on relatable tropes. It doesn't mean what you read at the beach is wrong, or somehow an inferior choice, it simply acknowledges that a term has a generally agreed upon definition.

When I think of Beach Fiction I think of huge Russian novels like 'War and Peace".  Why do you find the need to label everything into neat little groups?  My wife has never mentioned the term Beach Fiction and she is a librarian.  Open you mind up and stop worrying what other people think about your shows and books.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 11:45:46 am
I only read Prestige Fiction. 
I would be down with a prestige fiction discussion but atomic would argue Dr Seuss is just as prestigious as Franzen or Chabon and the entire thing would get blown up quickly.



Actually DR Seuss is more presitgious than them.  Do you really not know how highly regarded Dr Seuss is? 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 11:48:02 am
You used the words Prestige TV.  What I think is prestigious and what you think is prestigious is different. If you don't like that start a thread with the title boring dramas on Showtime.  And I will know not to open it up or post in it.
Again, it's not my term. It's an industry standard term made up by someone else. The fact you personally don't like the term does not change what it means.

It's like the term "beach fiction". You may personally like to read highly challenging, erudite non-fiction biographies at the beach; that does not change the fact that when the general public uses the term "beach fiction" they're referring to broad, usually short, easy-to-read works of fiction that center on relatable tropes. It doesn't mean what you read at the beach is wrong, or somehow an inferior choice, it simply acknowledges that a term has a generally agreed upon definition.

When I think of Beach Fiction I think of huge Russian novels like 'War and Peace".  Why do you find the need to label everything into neat little groups?  My wife has never mentioned the term Beach Fiction and she is a librarian.  Open you mind up and stop worrying what other people think about your shows and books.
Go ask your wife if someone comes up to her and requests a recommendation for "beach fiction" or a "beach novel" what type of book she thinks they're requesting. Report back tomorrow.

Your wife has also probably never mentioned 611.12 of the Dewey decimal system to you personally, it doesn't make it not exist. I know it's impossible to believe that something might exist and you not have heard about it.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 11:49:58 am
You used the words Prestige TV.  What I think is prestigious and what you think is prestigious is different. If you don't like that start a thread with the title boring dramas on Showtime.  And I will know not to open it up or post in it.
Again, it's not my term. It's an industry standard term made up by someone else. The fact you personally don't like the term does not change what it means.

It's like the term "beach fiction". You may personally like to read highly challenging, erudite non-fiction biographies at the beach; that does not change the fact that when the general public uses the term "beach fiction" they're referring to broad, usually short, easy-to-read works of fiction that center on relatable tropes. It doesn't mean what you read at the beach is wrong, or somehow an inferior choice, it simply acknowledges that a term has a generally agreed upon definition.

When I think of Beach Fiction I think of huge Russian novels like 'War and Peace".  Why do you find the need to label everything into neat little groups?  My wife has never mentioned the term Beach Fiction and she is a librarian.  Open you mind up and stop worrying what other people think about your shows and books.
I also enjoy Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and the like. It is not, however, what the general public reads at the beach. For every Russian moralist-authored book at the beach this summer, there will be approximately 100. Nicholas Sparks novels. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 11:57:59 am
You used the words Prestige TV.  What I think is prestigious and what you think is prestigious is different. If you don't like that start a thread with the title boring dramas on Showtime.  And I will know not to open it up or post in it.
Again, it's not my term. It's an industry standard term made up by someone else. The fact you personally don't like the term does not change what it means.

It's like the term "beach fiction". You may personally like to read highly challenging, erudite non-fiction biographies at the beach; that does not change the fact that when the general public uses the term "beach fiction" they're referring to broad, usually short, easy-to-read works of fiction that center on relatable tropes. It doesn't mean what you read at the beach is wrong, or somehow an inferior choice, it simply acknowledges that a term has a generally agreed upon definition.

When I think of Beach Fiction I think of huge Russian novels like 'War and Peace".  Why do you find the need to label everything into neat little groups?  My wife has never mentioned the term Beach Fiction and she is a librarian.  Open you mind up and stop worrying what other people think about your shows and books.
Go ask your wife if someone comes up to her and requests a recommendation for "beach fiction" or a "beach novel" what type of book she thinks they're requesting. Report back tomorrow.

Your wife has also probably never mentioned 611.12 of the Dewey decimal system to you personally, it doesn't make it not exist. I know it's impossible to believe that something might exist and you not have heard about it.

Libraries don't use the Dewey Decimal system anymore and she has discussed this with me. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 12:07:46 pm
If the library your wife works at doesn't use the Dewey Decimal system anymore for non-fiction and it's (presumably) located in an English speaking country, it's a major, major outlier.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: ggw on May 19, 2014, 12:22:55 pm
I bet Julian drives a Hyundai Genesis Prestige.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 12:28:02 pm
I bet Julian drives a Hyundai Genesis Prestige.
Close, but no.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on May 19, 2014, 12:59:19 pm
I like the idea of a sexual fantasies thread.  Starbucks and Michigan athletics, not so much.

I don't think atomic likes comic books. 


okay, I don't take a shit in the Orioles thread or the soccer thread. We can't just randomly decide that threads aren't about their stated purpose because one asshole doesn't like it, it's chaos. How about I decide just announced should really be about Starbucks and sexual fantasies and University of Michigan athletics? I think Hey Seth shouldnt be about requests for Seth, I think it should be about pruning and topiaries and how to build a greenhouse. How does that sound?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on May 19, 2014, 01:01:42 pm
Can we put this bad grammar sentence into the board hall of fame thread?

I, along with any other person with an IQ above 80, does not want to sit here and read analysis of big bang theory or other extremely broad comedies that - while entertaining - are devoid of any critical thinking. Those are not shows made for critical review or serious discussion of plot points.


okay, I don't take a shit in the Orioles thread or the soccer thread. We can't just randomly decide that threads aren't about their stated purpose because one asshole doesn't like it, it's chaos. How about I decide just announced should really be about Starbucks and sexual fantasies and University of Michigan athletics? I think Hey Seth shouldnt be about requests for Seth, I think it should be about pruning and topiaries and how to build a greenhouse. How does that sound?

Just because you think some stupid show is prestigious doesn't mean anyone else does.  TV shows are TV shows.  Get over yourself. 
"Prestige television" is not my term. As I've explained in this thread at least once a month, it is an industry-standard term on websites such as AV club or any other place that reviews television. It refers to stylistic dramas with a few exceptions for shows like girls which are highly stylized dramas masquerading as comedies.

I, along with any other person with an IQ above 80, does not want to sit here and read analysis of big bang theory or other extremely broad comedies that - while entertaining - are devoid of any critical thinking. Those are not shows made for critical review or serious discussion of plot points. If you want to start an Idiots Jerking Off Over How Anti-Establishment South Park Is thread of inanities, go ahead.

 Someone cannot go "I think this thread is stupid so I'm going to hijack it because it would be better if it was about ______ instead" and at the same time argue "Just Announced" or some other thread is sacred and we must stay fervently ontopic. It's an intellectual devoid, hypocritical, borderline narcissistic argument. If you don't like this thread, or any thread, don't read it. Start another.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 01:33:05 pm
I like the idea of a sexual fantasies thread.  Starbucks and Michigan athletics, not so much.

I don't think atomic likes comic books. 


okay, I don't take a shit in the Orioles thread or the soccer thread. We can't just randomly decide that threads aren't about their stated purpose because one asshole doesn't like it, it's chaos. How about I decide just announced should really be about Starbucks and sexual fantasies and University of Michigan athletics? I think Hey Seth shouldnt be about requests for Seth, I think it should be about pruning and topiaries and how to build a greenhouse. How does that sound?

I agree with you on that.  Michigan Atheletics shouldn't be discussed at all on here as no one would care.  Starbucks can go in random thoughts.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 01:41:22 pm
If the library your wife works at doesn't use the Dewey Decimal system anymore for non-fiction and it's (presumably) located in an English speaking country, it's a major, major outlier.

Not really as Dewey is dying pretty quickly. And as you have no clue about what you are taling about on this I assume you have no idea what you are talking about with regards to "Prestige Television" or "Beach Books" and are just talking out your ass on everything. 

Also, I think if you became moderator you would probably ban every forum member eventually including Seth.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 01:52:27 pm
If the library your wife works at doesn't use the Dewey Decimal system anymore for non-fiction and it's (presumably) located in an English speaking country, it's a major, major outlier.

Not really as Dewey is dying pretty quickly. And as you have no clue about what you are taling about on this I assume you have no idea what you are talking about with regards to "Prestige Television" or "Beach Books" and are just talking out your ass on everything. 

Also, I think if you became moderator you would probably ban every forum member eventually including Seth.
No, I'd just ban you.

If you have any evidence to the contrary that the overwhelming majority of libraries in America use Dewey for non-fiction, I'd love to see it. You don't, though, because well over 90% of libraries in this country still do as your wife will tell you. If she actually works in a library. Or if she's even real.

Keep trolling, troll.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 02:09:53 pm
If the library your wife works at doesn't use the Dewey Decimal system anymore for non-fiction and it's (presumably) located in an English speaking country, it's a major, major outlier.

Not really as Dewey is dying pretty quickly. And as you have no clue about what you are taling about on this I assume you have no idea what you are talking about with regards to "Prestige Television" or "Beach Books" and are just talking out your ass on everything. 

Also, I think if you became moderator you would probably ban every forum member eventually including Seth.
No, I'd just ban you.

If you have any evidence to the contrary that the overwhelming majority of libraries in America use Dewey for non-fiction, I'd love to see it. You don't, though, because well over 90% of libraries in this country still do as your wife will tell you. If she actually works in a library. Or if she's even real.

Keep trolling, troll.

Baltimore, Chicago, and Boston Library systems use the Library of Congress System.  Many other libraries use BISAC. You are the troll.  Now you are doubting I have a wife?  That is hilarious.  If I didn't have a wife I wouldn't be spending my time on a message board and I wouldn't be watching  TV.

You pointed out that my wife hasn't discussed the Dewey Decimal system with me and yet she has.  I don't know what further point you are trying to make.  She discusses Librarby stuff with me all the time.  Women like to talk about their jobs.   
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 02:21:16 pm
Three isolated examples do not a consensus make. Again, I ask for one study/report that shows a majority of US libraries have moved away from Dewey for non-fiction. I'll wait.

My point is that the mere fact your "wife" hasn't mentioned the term "beach fiction" or "beach novel," does not mean the term isn't widely used. I once dated a dentist. She talked about her job frequently. That did not mean I was 100% knowledgable about dentistry simply thru osmosis. Similarly, there may be terms used in literary circles or a library that you are unaware of, despite the fact you may or may not be married to a librarian.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: chaz on May 19, 2014, 02:32:29 pm
Julian your entire persona has crumbled
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 02:36:28 pm
Three isolated examples do not a consensus make. Again, I ask for one study/report that shows a majority of US libraries have moved away from Dewey for non-fiction. I'll wait.

My point is that the mere fact your "wife" hasn't mentioned the term "beach fiction" or "beach novel," does not mean the term isn't widely used. I once dated a dentist. She talked about her job frequently. That did not mean I was 100% knowledgable about dentistry simply thru osmosis. Similarly, there may be terms used in literary circles or a library that you are unaware of, despite the fact you may or may not be married to a librarian.

Let me guess you are single now.  What a suprise.  Anyway I guess it is more fun for you to argue that I don't have a wife than to talk about the "How I met your mother" finale on a thread about TV.  

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 02:39:12 pm
I am guessing if I make a general TV thread no one will post in this one anymore.  Seems pointless to have two TV threads.  But I guess that is the steps we have to take. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: James Ford on May 19, 2014, 02:44:25 pm
Why, because he once dated a dentist?

I wonder if it is my dentist. He's a pretty swell guy.

I think it would be easier to absorb library stuff easier than it would be to absorb dental stuff. But maybe that's just me.

Julian your entire persona has crumbled
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 02:48:34 pm
Three isolated examples do not a consensus make. Again, I ask for one study/report that shows a majority of US libraries have moved away from Dewey for non-fiction. I'll wait.

My point is that the mere fact your "wife" hasn't mentioned the term "beach fiction" or "beach novel," does not mean the term isn't widely used. I once dated a dentist. She talked about her job frequently. That did not mean I was 100% knowledgable about dentistry simply thru osmosis. Similarly, there may be terms used in literary circles or a library that you are unaware of, despite the fact you may or may not be married to a librarian.

Let me guess you are single now.  What a suprise.  Anyway I guess it is more fun for you to argue that I don't have a wife than to talk about the "How I met your mother" finale on a thread about TV.  


I like how you manage, in one page of one thread, to simultaneously claim that if you were single you'd be doing much more fun things than you are now and also to call a non-married person a loser because they're not married. Which is it?

I think as often as you are caught in just complete fabrications and lies, I see no reason for anyone to assume anything you say it face value. You might not be married. You might not be a man. You might be Miss P. You might be some kids MFA project. Who knows? You go out of your way to reveal no confirmable information about yourself or to ever meet anyone. Why would anyone treat you with credulity?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Yada on May 19, 2014, 02:49:01 pm
My dentist wears jean textured scrubs... walkie would love him.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 02:49:37 pm
Julian your entire persona has crumbled
Let me clarify: she was a trust fund dentist who was a master of saberage.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: chaz on May 19, 2014, 02:56:56 pm
Julian your entire persona has crumbled
Let me clarify: she was a trust fund dentist who was a master of saberage.
I didn't even know about the dentist thing until now.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Yada on May 19, 2014, 03:00:36 pm
Any of you fellas watch Vice? Compelling and depressing TV right there, folks.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 03:04:45 pm
Three isolated examples do not a consensus make. Again, I ask for one study/report that shows a majority of US libraries have moved away from Dewey for non-fiction. I'll wait.

My point is that the mere fact your "wife" hasn't mentioned the term "beach fiction" or "beach novel," does not mean the term isn't widely used. I once dated a dentist. She talked about her job frequently. That did not mean I was 100% knowledgable about dentistry simply thru osmosis. Similarly, there may be terms used in literary circles or a library that you are unaware of, despite the fact you may or may not be married to a librarian.

Let me guess you are single now.  What a suprise.  Anyway I guess it is more fun for you to argue that I don't have a wife than to talk about the "How I met your mother" finale on a thread about TV.  


I like how you manage, in one page of one thread, to simultaneously claim that if you were single you'd be doing much more fun things than you are now and also to call a non-married person a loser because they're not married. Which is it?

I think as often as you are caught in just complete fabrications and lies, I see no reason for anyone to assume anything you say it face value. You might not be married. You might not be a man. You might be Miss P. You might be some kids MFA project. Who knows? You go out of your way to reveal no confirmable information about yourself or to ever meet anyone. Why would anyone treat you with credulity?

I have never lied about anything on here.  Please tell me my fabrications.  I haven't gone out of my way to not meet anyone.  In fact I was at a show at the Floristree which I told everyone I would be there. And I waited around after the show until everyone left. Also was at Neutral Milk Hotel show at 2640 space and informed everyone as much.   I am 6' 2" and have long blonde hair.  I am pretty easy to find.

I don't do board meet-ups.  Last time I did one three chicks hit on me and one of them ended up moving in with me.  Turned out to be a terrible mistake.  I am not hiding anything.  Just some people who seem normal online are not so normal when you meet them.    

When I was single I went to the gym every night.  Cooked myself healthy meals.  Went out with friends, took care of my house and dogs, and frankly had zero time to watch TV shows.  Although I have only been single for a total of  3 months during the last 22 years.  How did I call anyone a loser for being married?  
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: James Ford on May 19, 2014, 03:15:24 pm
You should do board meetups.

I've probably met a dozen or more people from the board over the years and without fail, they have all been at least as pleasant and often more pleasant in person than online. I bet you're more pleasant to be around in person than online yourself.

By hiding, you only allow people to continue to think the worst of you.

And what's so bad about being hit on? Isn't it an ego boost? That said, 95% of those here are men, and the women here seem to be hitched anyway.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 19, 2014, 03:28:03 pm
Also was at Neutral Milk Hotel show at 2640 space and informed everyone as much.   I am 6' 2" and have long blonde hair.  I am pretty easy to find.
Too bad me walking around 2640 after Neutral Milk Hotel played yelling "atomic" and looking for a taller guy with long blond hair, didn't produce the desired results of us meeting. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: atomic on May 19, 2014, 03:30:42 pm
Also was at Neutral Milk Hotel show at 2640 space and informed everyone as much.   I am 6' 2" and have long blonde hair.  I am pretty easy to find.
Too bad me walking around 2640 after Neutral Milk Hotel played yelling "atomic" and looking for a taller guy with long blond hair, didn't produce the desired results of us meeting. 

I was in the back and you were in the front.   I waited at Floristree for that Gene Clark show until my friends and I were about the only ones there but you didn't end up going. I guess it wasn't meant to be.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: sweetcell on May 19, 2014, 03:38:00 pm
Any of you fellas watch Vice? Compelling and depressing TV right there, folks.

vice.com's coverage of the ukrainian crisis has been amazing ("russian roulette" series).
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 03:41:18 pm
Any of you fellas watch Vice? Compelling and depressing TV right there, folks.
The last episode of Season 1 where they went to the DPRK is still one of the most surreal things I ever saw. Great show. The night before's Bill Maher + Vice is my usual Saturday morning kickoff routine.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Yada on May 19, 2014, 03:45:07 pm
Any of you fellas watch Vice? Compelling and depressing TV right there, folks.
The last episode of Season 1 where they went to the DPRK is still one of the most surreal things I ever saw. Great show. The night before's Bill Maher + Vice is my usual Saturday morning kickoff routine.

I like to end my weekend in depression and watch on Sunday evening vs. starting Saturday morning with sad thoughts.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2014, 03:47:22 pm
Any of you fellas watch Vice? Compelling and depressing TV right there, folks.
The last episode of Season 1 where they went to the DPRK is still one of the most surreal things I ever saw. Great show. The night before's Bill Maher + Vice is my usual Saturday morning kickoff routine.

I like to end my weekend in depression and watch on Sunday evening vs. starting Saturday morning with sad thoughts.
Well, that's another way to do it. Do you at least temper it with some John Oliver? I like his show although I've always hated Stewart/Colbert so I'm a little surprised at my amusement.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Yada on May 19, 2014, 03:48:43 pm
Any of you fellas watch Vice? Compelling and depressing TV right there, folks.
The last episode of Season 1 where they went to the DPRK is still one of the most surreal things I ever saw. Great show. The night before's Bill Maher + Vice is my usual Saturday morning kickoff routine.

I like to end my weekend in depression and watch on Sunday evening vs. starting Saturday morning with sad thoughts.
Well, that's another way to do it. Do you at least temper it with some John Oliver? I like his show although I've always hated Stewart/Colbert so I'm a little surprised at my amusement.

I haven't seen that show... and probably never will.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 19, 2014, 04:39:54 pm
i came on here, after one day of not looking . . . and good lord.  posts of the week, all around.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 20, 2014, 12:31:57 pm
I need to find some new shows to watch this summer, since all of the shows I watch are ending for the season soon. 

So far my summer list includes:
Bates Motel
True Blood
True Detective
Walking Dead (just the newest season)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 20, 2014, 12:38:54 pm
Try FX's The Bridge.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 20, 2014, 12:42:02 pm
I just read a synopsis on it (I do not have cable or satellite so I do not always hear about new shows) and it sounds interesting.  I also want to check out the Killing.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on May 20, 2014, 01:19:00 pm
Has anyone watched the new Fargo series? I've heard from a one person that it's good.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 20, 2014, 01:22:26 pm
from a one person?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 20, 2014, 01:33:40 pm
I just read a synopsis on it (I do not have cable or satellite so I do not always hear about new shows) and it sounds interesting.  I also want to check out the Killing.
Kosmo also approves of The Bridge, I think.

The Killing is a really frustrating show. It does alot of things "right" as far as cinematography and decent acting but the show is horrifically paced. They take a story that was originally done in 10 episodes in Denmark or wherever and flush it out to 2 12-episode seasons by turning the entire thing into a huge stream of non-sequitor red herrings EVERY EPISODE and then finally cap the entire thing off with an out-of-left field new ending that strains credulity to say the least. I recall internet rage from alot of places towards the first season finale. By the end of season 2, I literally did not care who killed Rosie.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 20, 2014, 01:34:51 pm
Has anyone watched the new Fargo series? I've heard from a one person that it's good.
I'd rate it merely okay. The Americans and The Bridge would be way ahead of it on my "what is FX doing right" scale.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: kosmo vinyl on May 20, 2014, 03:24:28 pm
The Bridge was very well done. The early seasons of Justified were good, season 2 especially. it's quality tapered off.

Fargo is good, but has too much filler. Billy Bob Thornton is very good in it.

The Fall from the UK was excellent and I always enjoy MI-5 aka spooks in the UK.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 20, 2014, 03:29:25 pm
I went completely out of my comfort zone and gave Penny Dreadful a two episode tryout and while I absolutely hated it, it seems up your alley if you have Showtime, престижний Мисливець на відьом.

I think you have HBO since you watch True Detective. If you haven't seen In Treatment, Carnivale, Big Love or Deadwood, they're all available OnDemand/HBOGo.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 20, 2014, 03:33:41 pm
I love Carnivale.  I wish they didnt cancel it.

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Yada on May 20, 2014, 04:10:36 pm
I went completely out of my comfort zone and gave Penny Dreadful a two episode tryout and while I absolutely hated it, it seems up your alley if you have Showtime, престижний Мисливець на відьом.

I think you have HBO since you watch True Detective. If you haven't seen In Treatment, Carnivale, Big Love or Deadwood, they're all available OnDemand/HBOGo.

Let's not forget Six Feet Under, the best show in the history of TV.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 20, 2014, 04:11:35 pm
I think SG-1 was the best show of all time.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: stevewizzle on May 20, 2014, 04:12:24 pm
Julian your entire persona has crumbled
Let me clarify: she was a trust fund dentist who was a master of saberage.

is saberage a NSFW term, or can i google it?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 20, 2014, 04:14:07 pm
The internet lists a similar term, sabrage, which means to open a champagne bottle with a saber.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 20, 2014, 04:18:29 pm
The internet lists a similar term, sabrage, which means to open a champagne bottle with a saber.
Sabrage is an anglicization of the original French study of "le saberage."
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 20, 2014, 04:33:17 pm
Why would anyone want to be a master of that, no matter the Anglicization of the spelling?

That is probably one of the most useless things to be a master of in these modern times. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 20, 2014, 04:36:45 pm
Why would anyone want to be a master of that, no matter the Anglicization of the spelling?

That is probably one of the most useless things to be a master of in these modern times. 
You and I live vastly different lives.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 20, 2014, 04:42:45 pm
Do we though? 

I spend my summers gallivanting around the Chesapeake on a 37 foot 1966 CrisCraft. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 20, 2014, 04:46:41 pm
Do we though? 

I spend my summers gallivanting around the Chesapeake on a 37 foot 1966 CrisCraft. 

And you've never once came across a scenario where it would be apropos to open a bottle of champagne via sabre? Wow.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 20, 2014, 04:49:43 pm
No, we tend to drink wine and beer.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 20, 2014, 04:54:35 pm
No, we tend to drink wine and beer.
There's no explaining the behavior of new money.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 20, 2014, 05:05:19 pm
Well, it is my fiance's family and their neighborhood, so I cant speak for them.  I am working on becoming new money.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 29, 2014, 11:52:45 am
so, i just started game of thrones . . . finished episode two.  needless to say, its great, and is nothing more than a sex filled, lord of the rings, soap opera.  im waiting for a dead brother, who really is not dead, but was rather a dream, and is now pregnant by the fathers ghost.  anyway, i can honestly admit, which this is tough and unheardof from such a fine example of a gay man to admit, which is that, i already hate all the queens. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 29, 2014, 12:07:11 pm
It is the greatest fantasy series of all time.

I suggest reading the books though.  The series is leaving out a LOT of things in regards to back story, character/character development, and even plot points. 

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: ggw on May 29, 2014, 12:21:07 pm
I haven't seen Game of Thrones, but from what I've read I gather its some sort of misogynistic gang-rape fantasy that Elliot Rodger would have enjoyed.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 29, 2014, 12:22:37 pm
No ggw, that is not correct.

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 29, 2014, 12:23:16 pm
If I was you I would suggest actually watching it, and not forming an opinion based on internet articles.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 29, 2014, 12:24:36 pm
There ARE rape scenes.

Their society IS misogynistic.

But isn't our own society that way?

Wasnt it WAY worse during the dark ages?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 29, 2014, 12:26:00 pm
Women are not allowed to be knights.  Wow much misogyny. 

Sounds like feudal England, or modern day USA.

Should a fantasy author be limited to the social norms of our society? 

What about Sci-Fi works?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 29, 2014, 12:37:01 pm
I haven't seen Game of Thrones, but from what I've read I gather its some sort of misogynistic gang-rape fantasy that Elliot Rodger would have enjoyed.
Ding, ding, ding!!
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: atomic on May 29, 2014, 01:23:37 pm
I haven't seen Game of Thrones, but from what I've read I gather its some sort of misogynistic gang-rape fantasy that Elliot Rodger would have enjoyed.

I haven't seen it either.  I don't like fantasy and I don't like that midget guy so I have never given it  a chance.  I feel out of place on here as I don't like boring cable dramas and don't eat bacon. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: ggw on May 29, 2014, 01:26:55 pm
Women are not allowed to be knights.  Wow much misogyny. 

Sounds like feudal England, or modern day USA.

Women aren't allowed to be knights in modern day USA?

Do we have knights in the USA?

Are you a knight?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: atomic on May 29, 2014, 01:31:30 pm
Women are not allowed to be knights.  Wow much misogyny. 

Sounds like feudal England, or modern day USA.

Women aren't allowed to be knights in modern day USA?

Do we have knights in the USA?




the knights of columbus
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on May 29, 2014, 01:31:50 pm
I like it, my friend told me how book 4 ended... or how this season ends. However that works... I was kind of indifferent to this season until I found out the different ways this season COULD end and they're all pretty awesome. Everything with The Wall is friggin boring. Weren't they on the verge of attack at the end of last season? Did I miss something?

Anyway. I like it.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Yada on May 29, 2014, 01:36:08 pm
How about that timely Vice episode regarding forgotten vets... poor guys.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 29, 2014, 01:40:07 pm
the one thing i would love about game of thrones, besides if nobody ever called it g.o.t. anymore, would be, the fact, if i, could undestand, half of the shit they are saying.  and their decolletage, is distracting.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 29, 2014, 01:42:29 pm
Women are not allowed to be knights.  Wow much misogyny. 

Sounds like feudal England, or modern day USA.

Women aren't allowed to be knights in modern day USA?

Do we have knights in the USA?

Are you a knight?
NO the USA doesnt have knights.  We do have military forces though.  And until recently women could NOT be Special Forces, or Infantry.  Also I doubt there are many, if any, women currently serving as Green Berets; Navy Seals; Marine Force Recon; or Air Force combat controllers.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Yada on May 29, 2014, 01:48:13 pm
the one thing i would love about game of thrones, besides if nobody ever called it g.o.t. anymore, would be, the fact, if i, could undestand, half of the shit they are saying.  and their decolletage, is distracting.

walky, I will say this. After seeing every single episode, I still only know the names of about three characters.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 29, 2014, 03:42:35 pm
Do you at least know all of the familial names of the various factions? 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Yada on May 29, 2014, 03:57:35 pm
Do you at least know all of the familial names of the various factions? 

Yes... familial names is all about all I know and Khaleesi.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: atomic on May 29, 2014, 04:14:25 pm
Does this show discussion belong in the nerd thread?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on May 29, 2014, 04:35:36 pm
the one thing i would love about game of thrones, besides if nobody ever called it g.o.t. anymore, would be, the fact, if i, could undestand, half of the shit they are saying.  and their decolletage, is distracting.

walky, I will say this. After seeing every single episode, I still only know the names of about three characters.
I can spell zero character names. I think Arya is the only one. Every time I Google a character I'm way off.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 29, 2014, 05:36:40 pm
Does this show discussion belong in the nerd thread?
Its applicable in both, honestly. It's the Taylor Swift of Prestige Television/nerd threads.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 30, 2014, 03:30:49 pm
Possible return of Breaking Bad... Never say never...
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 30, 2014, 03:32:19 pm
Possible return of Breaking Bad... Never say never...
Is this actually being discussed? I see nothing on AV Club or Deadline.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 30, 2014, 03:34:00 pm
Jeez you people and your limited scope.  The internet is bigger than this forum, AV Club, and deadline.
http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/breaking-bad-return-bryan-cranston-never-say-never-1201198265/
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 30, 2014, 03:35:57 pm
http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2014/05/breaking_bad_bryan_cranston_movie_walter_white.html
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 30, 2014, 03:36:16 pm
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/videos/bryan-cranston-hints-at-walter-whites-return-20140530
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 30, 2014, 03:36:49 pm
I said:
"Possible return of Breaking Bad... Never say never... "

I didnt say:
"Hey Breaking Bad is coming back!"
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 30, 2014, 03:36:54 pm
Jeez you people and your limited scope.  The internet is bigger than this forum, AV Club, and deadline.
http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/breaking-bad-return-bryan-cranston-never-say-never-1201198265/
I apologize for only checking two meta-news repositories instead of the entire internet before asking what you are referring to.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on May 30, 2014, 03:37:53 pm
Well, you could have searched for "breaking bad return."
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: atomic on May 30, 2014, 03:40:33 pm
Well, you could have searched for "breaking bad return."

Or you could just have posted the link.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: stevewizzle on May 31, 2014, 07:51:08 pm
Well, you could have searched for "breaking bad return."

Or you could just have posted the link.

^^ exactly. 

it's incredibly annoying for people to post reactionary responses with zero context, and then when someone questions "hey, what are you talking about?" their response is, "bro do you even internet?".   
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Yada on June 01, 2014, 10:59:09 am
Well, you could have searched for "breaking bad return."

Or you could just have posted the link.

^^ exactly. 

it's incredibly annoying for people to post reactionary responses with zero context, and then when someone questions "hey, what are you talking about?" their response is, "bro do you even internet?".   

^^agrees with atomic^^
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on June 01, 2014, 03:34:46 pm
Well, do you internet?  It isn't hard to copy/paste or type something into a search tool.

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on June 01, 2014, 03:36:15 pm
Not trying to be an ass - but I don't know who knows what, and do not plan on adding links to every single post that I make, just in case someone wants IMMEDIATE information. 

I posted about Breaking Bad to start a discussion about it; but so far the only discussion it produced was that I didn't leave a link.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: atomic on June 01, 2014, 03:38:09 pm
Not trying to be an ass - but I don't know who knows what, and do not plan on adding links to every single post that I make, just in case someone wants IMMEDIATE information. 

I posted about Breaking Bad to start a discussion about it; but so far the only discussion it produced was that I didn't leave a link.

But if someone asks you about it you don't need to get bent out of shape ... Just post the link. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on June 01, 2014, 03:50:12 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03sFz8MPGtc
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: stevewizzle on June 01, 2014, 04:08:15 pm
Not trying to be an ass

then

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03sFz8MPGtc

despite you're self-proclaimed, "nicest guy here", you're an ass and everybody else sees it but you.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on June 01, 2014, 04:14:49 pm
?A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of a branch breaking, because the trust is not with the branch, but in its own wings. Believe you can fly. You can never cross the ocean until you have courage to leave sight of the shore." - Bo Dallas

I still think you are swell Steve. 

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: stevewizzle on June 01, 2014, 04:23:37 pm
?A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of a branch breaking, because the trust is not with the branch, but in its own wings. Believe you can fly. You can never cross the ocean until you have courage to leave sight of the shore." - Bo Dallas

I still think you are swell Steve. 



i think you're swell too, but that miley link was uncalled for.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on June 01, 2014, 04:31:57 pm
Miley is my favorite pop singer.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 01, 2014, 04:39:47 pm
despite you're self-proclaimed, "nicest guy here", you're an ass and everybody else sees it but you.
I maybe wouldn't say "ass" but he's absolutely intolerant of people disagreeing with him on ANYTHING. His thin-skinned histrionics make me think he got bullied horribly at some point in his life and has flashbacks that causes him to "come hard" at people who politely asked what he's referring to because the topic seemed interesting.

Ok, maybe I'd say "ass" when I feel like being less wordy.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: stevewizzle on June 01, 2014, 04:47:54 pm
i'm usually less wordy, reactionary, and poorly spoken. 

the important part is that we can all sit and formulate opinions about people we've never met,  good or bad.  and then we can not give a shit about said opinion, post miley cyrus links or quote meathead wrestlers as if they were henry david thorough. and then someone will post a cat gif the next day and we'll all talk about how great life is, together.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Hexenjagd on June 01, 2014, 05:46:47 pm
make me think he got bullied horribly at some point in his life and has flashbacks that causes him to "come hard" at people who politely asked what he's referring to because the topic seemed
Nope, you are way off. But please continue to make assumptions on me and my past based off of Some dumb posts on a message board. No I was never "bullied horribly" at any point in my life.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Yada on June 13, 2014, 12:18:57 pm
Did killsaly melt down and quit the board again?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg3r23I5SC8&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: atomic on June 13, 2014, 12:45:02 pm
Did killsaly melt down and quit the board again?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg3r23I5SC8&feature=youtu.be

Stop bullying members off the board Yada. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on June 13, 2014, 04:23:57 pm
i cant watch that, im only on episode two.  stop spoiler bullying me
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on June 17, 2014, 09:48:08 am
What did people think of the Game Of Thrones finale? There was 1 satisfying ending to me. Everything else was kind of disappointing seeing as how everything felt like it was leading up to something, instead it felt like this was the 2nd to last episode of the season, not the finale.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Yada on June 17, 2014, 11:01:24 am
What did people think of the Game Of Thrones finale? There was 1 satisfying ending to me. Everything else was kind of disappointing seeing as how everything felt like it was leading up to something, instead it felt like this was the 2nd to last episode of the season, not the finale.

I liked it... in general, I thought this was the best season of GoT.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on June 17, 2014, 12:06:36 pm
It wasn't my favorite, I've actually become bored, but maybe it's just because all I expect is everyone to die so I haven't invested myself in any of the characters. It still is shot very well and has a gigantic scope visually. I'll continue to watch it because at the very least it is entertaining.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 05, 2014, 11:51:22 am
Anyone else following True Detective casting reports on industry sites? Elizabeth Moss in talks for female lead with Michelle Forbes in talks for another character. Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch for big roles, and for some reason Vince Vaughn is in discussions too. Not loving Vince Vaughn, but the rest of that cast - the ladies especially - would be phenomenal.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 21, 2014, 02:47:03 pm
Halt And Catch Fire gets a second season. Does anyone other than me actually care?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 21, 2014, 02:49:02 pm
henry david thorough.
This is a hilarious auto-correct.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: kosmo vinyl on August 21, 2014, 04:37:52 pm
Halt and Catch Fire wasn't perfect, but at least it's not another procedural.  I don't know what changed but Hell On Wheels stepped up their game in the first two episodes this season.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 21, 2014, 04:40:10 pm
Halt and Catch Fire wasn't perfect, but at least it's not another procedural.  I don't know what changed but Hell On Wheels stepped up their game in the first two episodes this season.
You know, I was also pleasantly surprised by the uptick in quality on Hell On Wheels.

H&CF has zero audience and everyone seemed to hate it. I didn't think it was great by any means but it did some interesting things and the lead actor is quite good. I don't get why people hated it so much, possibly just because the pilot was so different from the rest of the episodes and their expectations were skewed. I'm glad its coming back, but kinda shocked honestly.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 25, 2014, 11:11:00 pm
Think anyone at HBO is fervently having discussions about whose fault it is True Detective got sent out there as a Drama instead of a miniseries? Cost them several wins. Meanwhile, FX and AMC are looking like they played this brilliantly -- well, as long as you don't look ahead to what AMC has to put on once Mad Men ends in 9 months.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: kosmo vinyl on September 02, 2014, 04:11:40 pm
Kosmette and I binge watched "The Strain" this weekend and rather enjoying so far.  It's an interesting take on vampires,with some neat plot twists.

Liking the new Doctor Who so far

Not sure about Intruders, seems like some at BBC America said we need a horror series like everyone else.  Also, can't get over John Simms's horrible American accent in it.

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 02, 2014, 04:13:47 pm
Kosmette and I binge watched "The Strain" this weekend and rather enjoying so far.  It's an interesting take on vampires,with some neat plot twists.

Liking the new Doctor Who so far

Not sure about Intruders, seems like some at BBC America said we need a horror series like everyone else.  Also, can't get over John Simms's horrible American accent in it.
The science-fiction-y-ness of all of those take them off my radar, but thanks for reporting in.

I'm binge-watching Treme right now (you know, as soon as it finished; seemed like a good time for me to jump on and see what it was about). Enjoying it. A little slow but same level of character development Simon brought to the Wire.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Got Haggis? on September 02, 2014, 04:36:54 pm
wasn't sold on The Strain after the first episode, but kept watching.  It just keeps getting better and better with each episode.  I love it.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: sweetcell on September 02, 2014, 04:47:30 pm
wasn't sold on The Strain after the first episode, but kept watching.  It just keeps getting better and better with each episode.  I love it.

interesting.  the first episode didn't grab me, and given how little free time i have these days i didn't bother with the second episode.  maybe i'll give episode 2 a try, via VOD.

edit: nevermind.  my service provider doesn't grant me access to FX VOD.  oh well.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: K8teebug on September 03, 2014, 08:18:39 am
Anyone else following True Detective casting reports on industry sites? Elizabeth Moss in talks for female lead with Michelle Forbes in talks for another character. Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch for big roles, and for some reason Vince Vaughn is in discussions too. Not loving Vince Vaughn, but the rest of that cast - the ladies especially - would be phenomenal.

Loved Elizabeth Moss in Top of the Lake, even if she is a weird Scientologist.

I don't see how they're going to top Woody and alright alright alright, but hopefully it will be just as good.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: K8teebug on September 03, 2014, 08:19:41 am
Anyone else watching The Leftovers?  I can't decide if it's good, or if I'm just going to end up being duped like when Lost ended.

I also need to catch up on Rectify.  Only saw the first two episodes!
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on September 03, 2014, 08:46:57 am
if you, are not, watching vicious, on pbs . . . then, why not.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: wml7 on September 03, 2014, 09:08:54 am
Anyone else watching The Leftovers?  I can't decide if it's good, or if I'm just going to end up being duped like when Lost ended.

I also need to catch up on Rectify.  Only saw the first two episodes!

Haven't seen the Leftovers, but I loved Lost!
 ;D
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 03, 2014, 09:37:31 am
Anyone else following True Detective casting reports on industry sites? Elizabeth Moss in talks for female lead with Michelle Forbes in talks for another character. Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch for big roles, and for some reason Vince Vaughn is in discussions too. Not loving Vince Vaughn, but the rest of that cast - the ladies especially - would be phenomenal.

Loved Elizabeth Moss in Top of the Lake, even if she is a weird Scientologist.

I don't see how they're going to top Woody and alright alright alright, but hopefully it will be just as good.
That Elizabeth Moss - the best actor on one of the best acted show of our generation, Mad Men - didn't get nominated for an Emmy in the season that was the most Peggy-centric is a crime. Someone should be arrested.

Elizabeth Moss is just a fantastic, fantastic actor, in everything she's ever been in. Top Of The Lake was a revelation. I don't even care if she's a Scientologist.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 03, 2014, 09:39:24 am
Anyone else watching The Leftovers?  I can't decide if it's good, or if I'm just going to end up being duped like when Lost ended.

I also need to catch up on Rectify.  Only saw the first two episodes!
The Leftovers is so hit and miss. There are certain episodes that are some of the best TV I've seen all year, but the show goes nowhere and seems a red herring fest, much like Lost. Caveat Emptor. I'm still watching it.

Rectify might be my second favorite show behind Mad Men right now. Everything about it is so well done, aside from Tawney's husband whose name I can't even remember because he's such an awful character.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on September 04, 2014, 11:27:12 pm
Hell On Wheels stepped up their game in the first two episodes this season.
Couldn't agree more

Also came across a great show on Hulu: The wrong mans.
too bad there are only 6 shows, rumor has it another season may happen
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: James Ford on November 03, 2014, 04:42:09 pm
So, less controversial topic.

Lena Dunham. Child molestor?

http://twitchy.com/2014/11/01/i-feel-sick-its-not-just-right-wing-disturbed-by-lena-dunhams-story-about-being-a-weird-7-year-old/
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on November 04, 2014, 09:25:49 am
They're trying to make a story out of nothing.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on November 04, 2014, 09:59:06 am
I honestly cannot decide how I feel about that entire thing.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on November 05, 2014, 01:37:40 pm
I guess it didn't surprise me that she did this and wrote about it.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on November 05, 2014, 03:19:05 pm
i enjoy watching stuff only on Netflix.  be behind in everything.  so i am falling out of love with the game of thrones.  maybe i should stick on, i am at the point where the 'imp' was locked in a castle at some crazy queen and her annoying son, and he gets out by some bizarro swordfight justice ritual.  it seems to be slow and draggy and not much on the "oh wow" stuff yet, i am assuming?

also, i found arrow to be bad, bones to be dumb, house of cards gets better and better, orange is the new black second season should have kept the other prison story line alive more, but i have not finished that season yet either.  bates motel first episode was good to ok, but not sure if i should give it a chance, dexter just got dumb, fringe is ok, in small doses, walking dead is like a great movie experience each episode.  cant decide whether to start scandal.  the end.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on November 05, 2014, 03:30:22 pm
We just finished watching Manhattan, about the atomic bomb project, it was very well done
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on November 05, 2014, 03:44:14 pm
appropriate movie with the child molestation topic up the page
although woody can do no wrong in my eyes when it comes to film
(and yes I know you were talking about the tv series)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on November 17, 2014, 09:15:55 pm
Anyone see "Hell On Wheels" this week  :o  And how about Common's couple of episodes early in the season, that was an Emmy worthy appearance
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on November 17, 2014, 10:34:05 pm
are you referring to the eyeball scene!
Yowza
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on November 18, 2014, 09:40:42 am
Anyone see "Hell On Wheels" this week  :o  And how about Common's couple of episodes early in the season, that was an Emmy worthy appearance
I'm firmly against Common getting an Emmy nod for going "big hype bear killer" for three episodes. Just no.

This has been the best season of Hell On Wheels since the first one though. Apparently next season is the last. I was thinking earlier: aside from The Walking Dead, has there been a scripted drama with more main character turnover than this program recently? Its ridiculous.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on November 18, 2014, 10:33:46 am
Well UK dramas routinely swap out lead characters because contracts are done season by season verses long term commitments in the US. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on November 18, 2014, 10:35:21 am
Well UK dramas routinely swap out lead characters because contracts are done season by season verses long term commitments in the US. 
Fair point. In the sphere of US dramas though, there has been an astronomical amount of turnover on this show.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on November 24, 2014, 11:35:51 am
http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/how-would-news-night-with-will-mcavoy-cover-the-events-of-this-seasons-homeland/

THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on December 09, 2014, 06:56:56 pm
Been meaning to post this... Kosmette and I are truly enjoying The Missing on Starz and The Game on BBCamerica.. both really good crime/thrillers.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Rogue Riderhood on December 09, 2014, 06:59:47 pm
Anyone else watch Black Mirrors yet?  We watched all six episodes in one sitting the other day.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: miss pretentious on December 09, 2014, 08:14:42 pm
Well UK dramas routinely swap out lead characters because contracts are done season by season verses long term commitments in the US. 
Fair point. In the sphere of US dramas though, there has been an astronomical amount of turnover on this show.

GoT?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 09, 2014, 08:24:24 pm
Well UK dramas routinely swap out lead characters because contracts are done season by season verses long term commitments in the US. 
Fair point. In the sphere of US dramas though, there has been an astronomical amount of turnover on this show.

GoT?
I wouldnt know as I don't watch nerd fantasy crap.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on December 09, 2014, 08:25:54 pm
Game of Thrones is the only good show on HBO with a name that starts with the letter G.
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Post by: miss pretentious on December 09, 2014, 08:29:06 pm
Game of Thrones is the only good show on HBO with a name that starts with the letter G.

You forgot about The Gwire and Grue Detective.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 09, 2014, 08:30:05 pm
Game of Thrones is the only good show on HBO with a name that starts with the letter G.
Thems fightin' words!!
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 09, 2014, 08:32:02 pm
If you think I'm going to countenance you backhandedly insulting Getting On that way, you are sorely mistaken.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on December 09, 2014, 08:32:18 pm
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vs

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Post by: miss pretentious on December 09, 2014, 08:36:05 pm
if only jason momoa lasted longer than a season (or a book).
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 09, 2014, 08:39:03 pm
if only jason momoa lasted longer than a season (or a book).
He's good in the Red Road which is a highly underrated series on Sundance.
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Post by: miss pretentious on December 09, 2014, 09:04:54 pm
Anyone else watch Black Mirrors yet?  We watched all six episodes in one sitting the other day.

someone (i trust their pop culture tastes) told me to watch it today.
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Post by: miss pretentious on December 09, 2014, 09:05:37 pm
opinions on these season 7 queens so far?

liking peal. max...
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on December 09, 2014, 09:13:32 pm
TRIXIE MATTEL, hunty.
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Post by: miss pretentious on December 09, 2014, 09:20:24 pm
TRIXIE MATTEL, hunty.

i think she'll be miss congeniality fo sho.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on December 09, 2014, 09:34:23 pm
FYI - The Missing is True Detective level story telling... 
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on December 09, 2014, 09:35:10 pm
if only jason momoa lasted longer than a season (or a book).
He's good in the Red Road which is a highly underrated series on Sundance.
At least we have five seasons of him to enjoy in Stargate Atlantis.
(http://static.tvgcdn.net/MediaBin/Galleries/Shows/S_Z/Sq_Sz/StargateAtlantis/crops/stargate-atlantis2.jpg)
(http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/8/8d/Ronon%27sgun3.jpg/400px-Ronon%27sgun3.jpg)
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 09, 2014, 10:16:07 pm
FYI - The Missing is True Detective level story telling... 
I binge watched this over the weekend. Starz OnDemand is one episode ahead of broadcast if you care.

It's pretty good, I agree.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on December 09, 2014, 10:54:21 pm
FYI - The Missing is True Detective level story telling... 
I binge watched this over the weekend. Starz OnDemand is one episode ahead of broadcast if you care.

It's pretty good, I agree.

Yeah we just watched episode five and it's only two weeks behind the UK airing, three more episodes to go.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 10, 2014, 10:25:16 am
Anyone else watch Black Mirrors yet?  We watched all six episodes in one sitting the other day.
Ha, just finished the first "season" last night. Kind of a mind fuck. Especially the 2nd and 3rd episodes. I don't really know how to describe it... I think on Netflix it's called "this generation's Twilight Zone" and some people have said "Twilight Zone meets Twitter". Either way it's definitely interesting. Probably gonna watch the 2nd season tonight.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 10, 2014, 10:40:42 am
I watched the first two episodes of Black Mirror and they were OK but it was one of those things where it was SO HYPED and since no one could really see it in America without going to torrents, it couldn't possibly live up to the hype. I definitely get the Twilight Zone comparisons.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 10, 2014, 10:47:26 am
I hadn't heard about it until a few days ago, so I didn't really know what I was getting in to. There are definitely not so subtle undertones about modern day society in it.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 10, 2014, 10:59:53 am
I hadn't heard about it until a few days ago, so I didn't really know what I was getting in to. There are definitely not so subtle undertones about modern day society in it.
It was really hyped on like AV Club and Hollywood Prospectus. IIRC, one of the two made it their program of the year and at the time it was completely unviewable in America (sans illegal downloads).
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 10, 2014, 11:03:55 am
Ah. I don't really follow any of that stuff. I follow AV Club on Twitter, but it doesn't ring a bell. I could see how it would have been ruined by hype. I try to get to that kind of stuff before that wave comes. I saw Interstellar the night before it came out and I'm glad I did. The panning that movie got, to me, was a little crazy.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 10, 2014, 11:21:24 am
Ah. I don't really follow any of that stuff. I follow AV Club on Twitter, but it doesn't ring a bell. I could see how it would have been ruined by hype. I try to get to that kind of stuff before that wave comes. I saw Interstellar the night before it came out and I'm glad I did. The panning that movie got, to me, was a little crazy.
I don't really go to the movies very often, maybe twice a year. (Will be going for Inherent Vice.) I pay for all the streaming service/pay channels so I generally wait until films come to that.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on December 10, 2014, 11:05:36 pm
nice!
new episodes of The Wrong Mans (http://www.hulu.com/the-wrong-mans) 12/24
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 17, 2014, 12:38:40 pm
http://www.avclub.com/article/missing-get-second-series-new-missing-kid-213105

Kosmo and I will be pleased. I really think its interesting this trend of prestige "recurring" anthology series [Fargo, True Detective, The Missing] where each season shares a general theme/mood but with (relatively) unconnected plots and (relatively) no shared characters. Its bizarre that we have Ryan Murphy's insipid American Horror Story to thank for making it popular for American audiences.

It really is a great combination of not wearing out a story for the sake of keeping a hit on and yet still being able to make a marketable commodity for the network. Art and commerce co-existing.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on December 17, 2014, 05:46:56 pm
TRIXIE MATTEL, hunty.

i think she'll be miss congeniality fo sho.

after watching all of the introduction videos of each of the queens this season . . . im not too sure about any of them.  we, shall, she.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 17, 2014, 05:52:42 pm
TRIXIE MATTEL, hunty.

i think she'll be miss congeniality fo sho.

after watching all of the introduction videos of each of the queens this season . . . im not too sure about any of them.  we, shall, she.
Hey guys, um... "Prestige Television"...
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on December 18, 2014, 03:49:57 pm
jez...puked in my mouth a little
Trixie Mattel
(http://dragaholic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Trixie-Mattel-RuPauls-Drag-Race-Season-7-rumor.jpg)
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Post by: miss pretentious on December 18, 2014, 04:50:14 pm
TRIXIE MATTEL, hunty.

i think she'll be miss congeniality fo sho.

after watching all of the introduction videos of each of the queens this season . . . im not too sure about any of them.  we, shall, she.
Hey guys, um... "Prestige Television"...

rpdr is easily america's best 'reality' show.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 18, 2014, 04:52:22 pm
rpdr is easily america's best 'reality' show.
Melanoma is easily America's best cancer, but that doesn't make it prestige television.

SN: Miss P was Atomic?!?!@?!?@?!@??!
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Post by: miss pretentious on December 18, 2014, 04:55:14 pm
rpdr is easily america's best 'reality' show.
Melanoma is easily America's best cancer, but that doesn't make it prestige television.

SN: Miss P was Atomic?!?!@?!?@?!@??!

melanoma is also not a tv show. so your argument is null.
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/e18fb992a9d3d56ac645b503f8fd63bb/tumblr_mjnsmnyW7l1qks7tpo1_500.gif)
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 18, 2014, 05:05:44 pm
melanoma is also not a tv show.
How many fucking times do I have to explain this?

PRESTIGE TELEVISION is an industry standard term for highly stylized, literary dramas (or with rare exceptions dramadies like Girls or Veep), predominantly not aired on broadcast networks. PRESTIGE TELEVISION is NOT show you or I or some other person may like and therefore thinks is prestigious. THAT'S NOT WHAT THE TERM  MEANS. It's not open to debate.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on December 19, 2014, 02:51:20 pm
SN: Miss P was Atomic?!?!@?!?@?!@??!
Is this true?  I do miss atomic...
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 19, 2014, 02:55:48 pm
SN: Miss P was Atomic?!?!@?!?@?!@??!
Is this true?  I do miss atomic...
I was making a subtle joke about Atomic's similar inability to understand what constitutes "Prestige Television."

Why anyone would miss Atomic is beyond me. That's like being wistful for that rectal cancer you overcame.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on December 19, 2014, 03:02:59 pm
Atomic was one of my top five favorite posters. 
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 19, 2014, 03:04:55 pm
Atomic was one of my top five favorite posters. 
I have lost my ability to even.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on December 19, 2014, 03:12:23 pm
Atomic was one of my top five favorite posters. 
I have lost my ability to even.

Julian Right now...
(http://17rg073sukbm1lmjk9jrehb643.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/i-cant-even-300x157.gif)
or
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/lovekakumei/tyleroakley-canteven.gif)




Me right now...
(http://quizzicalllama.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/sorry_but_its_true.gif)
and
(http://media.giphy.com/media/hgzpQz5rs2VoY/giphy.gif)




Atomic right now...
(http://data3.whicdn.com/images/47707471/original.gif)
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 19, 2014, 03:13:49 pm
Killsaly immediate after his above post:
(http://cdn3.teen.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/taylor-swift-man-im-pretty-awesome-manifesto.gif)
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 19, 2014, 03:14:21 pm
Good use of the Spencer from PLL gif, btw.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on December 19, 2014, 04:51:56 pm
like

(http://ulibnu.li/uploads/fotos/Cats3552.jpg)
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on December 19, 2014, 04:53:19 pm
Thank you!  I would also like to thank Google, for being there for me when I really needed them, and also my parents, for allow -
(http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/23800000/GIF-stefon-23812066-500-282.gif)


(http://i.imgur.com/dCGKCqa.gif)


What's that?  Wrap it up?  I was just about to Thank -
(http://screencrush.com/files/2012/05/gif-11.gif)


(http://uschina.usc.edu/Files/images/201308/cy-gif-3.gif)

Fine.
(http://media.giphy.com/media/Arm8qjMLBLDVu/giphy.gif)
 
Back to TV...
(http://www.nsmbl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/hbo-girls-quote-gif012.gif)

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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on December 20, 2014, 02:07:35 pm
I watched the first two episodes of Black Mirror and they were OK
Episode 3 "The Entire History of You" was great and frankly very scary possibly future reality
Kinda digging this, tired of watching the same characters do the same story
I have liked walking into it have no clue what the next episode will be like

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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on December 20, 2014, 02:57:13 pm
Knew he looked familiar...Johnny Quid from RocknRolla
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on December 20, 2014, 04:29:29 pm
The Christmas special is on my viewing list for tonight.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on December 20, 2014, 11:13:10 pm
Series 2 of the Missing already announced!
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 23, 2014, 10:37:04 am
I watched the first two episodes of Black Mirror and they were OK
Episode 3 "The Entire History of You" was great and frankly very scary possibly future reality
Kinda digging this, tired of watching the same characters do the same story
I have liked walking into it have no clue what the next episode will be like


It gets a little preachy, but I dig the middle episodes. I think 2-5 or so. The Waldo episode was just downright annoying.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 23, 2014, 10:42:55 am
I just got through Transparent on Amazon Prime. Really good.

My holiday time-off binges should include the second season of Black Mirror, The Honourable Woman, and Broad City (only seen the first two episodes).
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 23, 2014, 10:54:52 am
Series 2 of the Missing already announced!
You watching the Starz broadcast or the OnDemand (which has aired the finale)? That was a good ending.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on December 23, 2014, 11:17:07 am
Yup watched it on demand, agreed on the ending.  Those last three episode were real nail biters
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on December 23, 2014, 11:36:32 am
I watched the first two episodes of Black Mirror and they were OK
Episode 3 "The Entire History of You" was great and frankly very scary possibly future reality
Kinda digging this, tired of watching the same characters do the same story
I have liked walking into it have no clue what the next episode will be like


It gets a little preachy, but I dig the middle episodes. I think 2-5 or so. The Waldo episode was just downright annoying.
Yeah that one was bad.  I wasn't a fan of the prime minister/pig episode either; though the person I watched it with loved it.

Jon Hamm is so good in the Christmas special...
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Post by: K8teebug on December 23, 2014, 11:41:13 am
Excited to watch black mirror next week.

Just finished Broadchurch. Loved it.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on December 23, 2014, 11:41:46 am
Jon Hamm is so good in the Christmas special...
I just found out about this, where do you stream this. I'm watching on netflix
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 23, 2014, 11:43:39 am
Yup watched it on demand, agreed on the ending.  Those last three episode were real nail biters
I thought the show was pretty good, but I don't think I was as hyped over it as you.

I will watch the second season though. Its a great concept (missing person case) that works well in the  anthology format. A show like this has a huge risk of stretching out its central mystery to keep people watching but it really serves the writer to know "hey, you've got 8 episodes, figure out where you want this to end and how we get there now."
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on December 23, 2014, 11:56:12 am
Jon Hamm is so good in the Christmas special...
I just found out about this, where do you stream this. I'm watching on netflix
It is not on Netflix.  I watched it online.  It can easily be found.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on December 27, 2014, 03:06:17 pm
The Fall - Season 2 on Netflix - 1/16
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 29, 2014, 10:27:33 am
BoJack Horseman

Started watching this on Netflix. Someone told me it was funny. Watched the first 4 episodes. I get it.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on December 29, 2014, 11:34:32 am
Bojack is one of the funniest shows.  I cant wait for season 2...
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 29, 2014, 11:44:20 am
There was a Christmas special I saw was put up last week. Figured I'd get familiar with the show before I jumped into that. They have some awesome people doing voices on there.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on December 29, 2014, 12:08:26 pm
The Christmas special was good... But I wish it was longer than 22 minutes.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 01, 2015, 12:39:34 am
I watched the first two episodes of Black Mirror and they were OK
Episode 3 "The Entire History of You" was great and frankly very scary possibly future reality
Kinda digging this, tired of watching the same characters do the same story
I have liked walking into it have no clue what the next episode will be like



In 2013 Robert Downey, Jr. optioned the episode "The Entire History of You" (written by Jesse Armstrong) to potentially be made into a film by Warner Bros. and his own production company, Team Downey.



...as is obvious...no big plans tonight
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 01, 2015, 12:40:42 am
Time zone must be off as I'm posting in the future
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Post by: Unsanity on January 01, 2015, 10:32:11 pm
Bojack Horseman is funny. I agree about the voice actors all being great as well.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 02, 2015, 10:22:36 am
Bojack Horseman is funny. I agree about the voice actors all being great as well.
Finished up the first season last night. It's actually kind of sad.

I've also been told to watch Marco Polo and Peeky Blinders. Any word on any of these?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 02, 2015, 10:40:21 am
Bojack Horseman just came up for free on... one of my streaming services, I don't recall which at the moment. I usually don't watch those "adult" cartoons but there's something about the person with the horsehead that makes me laugh and I think I'll give it a try off all the recs on here.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 02, 2015, 10:42:07 am
I've also been told to watch Marco Polo and Peeky Blinders. Any word on any of these?
Marco Polo is Netflix's attempt putting out the kind of hyper-violent, "boobies in every episode" programming we're used to seeing at Showtime, but its really not any good. I gave up two episodes in.

I've heard good things about Peaky Blinders but haven't actually seen it yet. Also considering watching it if anyone has a good review.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 02, 2015, 10:44:07 am
I've heard more good about Peeky Blinders. The Marco Polo side I've heard "Kind of Games Of Thrones-ish" and I've been burned out on GoT for awhile.

Except that Prince dude who got his head popped like a grape. He was great.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 02, 2015, 10:59:07 am
I've heard more good about Peeky Blinders. The Marco Polo side I've heard "Kind of Games Of Thrones-ish" and I've been burned out on GoT for awhile.

Except that Prince dude who got his head popped like a grape. He was great.
The two episodes I watched didn't give me a GoT vibe, but then again I don't watch GoT. It reminded me of a poorly done The Tudors or The Borgias, to be honest.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 02, 2015, 11:04:39 am
Cillian Murphy is in Peeky Blinders....I'm sold
Well at least until I watch an episode
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 05, 2015, 04:12:45 pm
For those of you still having problems understanding what constitutes prestige television... (http://www.avclub.com/article/not-prestige-not-trash-rise-mid-reputable-tv-213058)
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on January 05, 2015, 04:21:49 pm
Art is in the eye of the beholder.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 06, 2015, 12:10:38 pm
It's a given that everyone is watching Million Dollar American Princesses on the Smithsonian channel.  Cheesy reenactments aside, it's well done. Julian will approve that there is some American blood in Churchill and Lady Di
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 06, 2015, 12:16:48 pm
I was watching Seinfeld last night [duh, totally Prestige Television] and there was a commercial for a reality television show that revoled around the lives of! The Little Women Of LA on Lifetime Channel.

Dear god. I honestly felt kind of bad because I thought it was a parody show like the one on Hulu, "Hotwives Of Orlando"... but it's totally not a parody.  :-\
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Post by: Yada on January 06, 2015, 12:40:46 pm
You want to talk prestige television, how about the Bachelor last night? Oh my!
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 06, 2015, 01:07:28 pm
Glad my wife finally grew out of that ....can't tell you how many nights of biting my tongue watching those hideous bachelor shows
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on January 06, 2015, 03:30:36 pm
1.  Is Orphan Black "prestige"?  I plan on starting it tonight.

2.  What about Continuum?  I am in the middle of that show's first season.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on January 06, 2015, 03:31:37 pm
LOL, from Julian's link:
Quote
Perusing The A.V. Club?s 2014 Best Of TV list (which I contributed to), I see only one show, Orphan Black, that I?d slot into the ?mid-reputable? category. The rest could pretty reasonably be called prestige television, or at least ?cult shows.? Even Orphan Black is one of those genre series like Battlestar Galactica that shades into the realm of prestige.

Can we start a "mid-reputable" TV thread?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 06, 2015, 03:41:52 pm
1.  Is Orphan Black "prestige"?  I plan on starting it tonight.

2.  What about Continuum?  I am in the middle of that show's first season.
Orphan Black is mid-reputable or prestige depending on whom you talk to.

Continuum is a solid neither.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 06, 2015, 03:42:03 pm
Can we start a "mid-reputable" TV thread?
Please do.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on January 06, 2015, 03:43:19 pm
Have you seen Continuum?  Or are you making presumptions based on articles like that one?
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on January 06, 2015, 03:44:56 pm
Also, you have a very hipster-ish view of television.  Are you a hipster Julian?
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on January 06, 2015, 03:48:59 pm
If we are splitting TV up, then we should probably split music up into Prestige and non-Prestige categories. 
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on January 06, 2015, 03:50:06 pm
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131205130544/anime-characters-fight/ru/images/e/eb/Lekss-3620.jpg)

Lexx was definitely prestige TV.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 06, 2015, 03:50:39 pm
Have you seen Continuum?  Or are you making presumptions based on articles like that one?
I have not seen it, but the relative lack of coverage from review sites that cover Prestige/mid-reputable TV pretty much tells one it is not.

Again, "prestige" doesn't mean good. There is terrible prestige television (e. g. The Killing, Penny Dreadful, etc) and fantastic pulp television. Continuum could be fabulous.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 06, 2015, 03:51:20 pm
Also, you have a very hipster-ish view of television.  Are you a hipster Julian?
I'm hipster-curious.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 06, 2015, 04:00:03 pm
Lexx was 13 year old boner tv
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 06, 2015, 04:04:25 pm
13 year old boner
Leave it to this guy to start talking about recently-pubescent genitalia.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on January 06, 2015, 04:10:34 pm
I pray every single day that Lexx gets a reboot...
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on January 06, 2015, 04:13:16 pm
You are Welcome
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a379/jjdynomite/d77dbc60-5254-4a62-bfec-a0d4385cc849.jpg?t=1420488759)
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 06, 2015, 04:14:07 pm
I dream of a Roseanne reboot called Roseanne: Too Many Beckys.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on January 06, 2015, 04:14:59 pm
That would be amazing. 
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on January 06, 2015, 04:39:40 pm
If I was to post this,
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/c3c3671f902c942b720aead8e6c3d02d/tumblr_milp9vdOY11qfd6pto1_500.gif)

then Julian can reply with a counter image (like this one I conveniently crafted for this example).
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a379/jjdynomite/b6a95009-a7d6-44a0-95b9-2647bf93d6cd.jpg?t=1420490273)

bam
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 06, 2015, 05:23:56 pm
13 year old boner
Leave it to this guy to start talking about recently-pubescent genitalia.
I meant a boner that has been bonering for 13 years.
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on January 06, 2015, 05:27:36 pm
Just because the ship looked like this, doesn't mean it had anything to do with boners. 
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/f/fb/TheLexx.jpg)
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Post by: Rogue Riderhood on January 06, 2015, 06:56:31 pm
I doubt it needed to be pointed out, but despite it's name, not prestige TV...
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a379/jjdynomite/010cafa1-6494-42c4-82e5-58f715780d27.png?t=1420498517)
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 06, 2015, 07:00:12 pm
Of course it's not. What sort of prole peasants spell Julian with an "E"?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 07, 2015, 10:21:38 am
Just because the ship looked like this, doesn't mean it had anything to do with boners. 
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/f/fb/TheLexx.jpg)

::)
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Post by: brennser on January 07, 2015, 11:44:20 am
Anyone watching Vikings? I binged on two seaons over the weekend - good stuff....and Ragnars (first)wife - YOWZA!!
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 07, 2015, 12:03:54 pm
Anyone watching Vikings? I binged on two seaons over the weekend - good stuff....and Ragnars (first)wife - YOWZA!!
You all are just trying to fuck up the prestige television thread now. Too transparent.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 07, 2015, 12:52:08 pm
I watched the Christmas special of Bojack Horseman last night.

I kept thinking "What if I get trolled into watching an episode of Horsin' Around?"  :P
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Post by: stevewizzle on January 07, 2015, 01:07:32 pm
is adventure time prestigious?

who am i kidding, of course it is. that show = #1 prestige. 
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 07, 2015, 01:15:33 pm
is adventure time prestigious?
I've never seen it but it actually kind of is, supposedly. AV Club covers it alot.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 14, 2015, 10:21:51 pm

Orphan Black is mid-reputable or prestige depending on whom you talk to.
actually really good stuff
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 15, 2015, 10:32:49 am
New Sunny was hilarious last night. SUCH PRESTIGE.

Didn't catch Workaholics [same time as Sunny] but I did catch Broad City. Seems like they picked up right where they left off. Those are some funny chicks.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 15, 2015, 10:33:12 am
I am up to season 5 of Sunny...so good.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 15, 2015, 11:56:36 am
I started watching right before season 2. Since Breaking Bad, it's probably been the only show I have to watch every week when it airs. I have them all on DVD and now that they're all on Netflix it's on a constant rotation. I've watched the whole series so many times.

Season 5. So many classics. And so many more to go. Season 10s premiere didn't skip a beat. My favorites seem to be when they just absolutely binge drink and have no control of themselves lol.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 15, 2015, 01:09:49 pm
New Sunny was hilarious last night. SUCH PRESTIGE.

Didn't catch Workaholics [same time as Sunny] but I did catch Broad City. Seems like they picked up right where they left off. Those are some funny chicks.
Actually, all three are actually Prestige shows. Workaholics would be questionable, but the other two without a doubt.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: ggw on January 15, 2015, 01:34:49 pm
Anyone else watching the Top Gear Patagonia Special (http://www.bbcamerica.com/top-gear/videos/patagonia-special-teaser/)?  The second part reportedly sees Jeremy attacked by a mob of angry Argentines with rocks after he makes some insensitive comments about the Falkland Islands war.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 15, 2015, 02:34:00 pm
New Sunny was hilarious last night. SUCH PRESTIGE.

Didn't catch Workaholics [same time as Sunny] but I did catch Broad City. Seems like they picked up right where they left off. Those are some funny chicks.
Actually, all three are actually Prestige shows. Workaholics would be questionable, but the other two without a doubt.
Workaholics, while I think some episodes are truly hilarious, I think they are more focused on like.... I'll call it... "Hashtag Comedy"? They kind of grab onto one thing and keep repeating. Last year they had an episode focused around the word "butthurt" and it was all over social media. I'm afraid that show attracts a lot of people who think The Hangover is the best comedy in 10 years. Still, it's funny. I'd hesitate to call it a Prestige level comedy. After 1 season Broad City is already there.

Ilana for life.
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Post by: hutch on January 15, 2015, 05:18:20 pm
Sleater Kinney on Letterman tonight
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Post by: Venerable Bede on January 15, 2015, 07:23:33 pm
Anyone else watching the Top Gear Patagonia Special (http://www.bbcamerica.com/top-gear/videos/patagonia-special-teaser/)?  The second part reportedly sees Jeremy attacked by a mob of angry Argentines with rocks after he makes some insensitive comments about the Falkland Islands war.

Can't think about the Falklands without Mankie.
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Post by: miss pretentious on January 15, 2015, 07:35:52 pm
almost done with peaky blinders. that second season got real intense, really fast. but i mean, i guess that's par for the course of a 6-episode season.
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Post by: hutch on January 15, 2015, 09:10:09 pm
Anyone else watching the Top Gear Patagonia Special (http://www.bbcamerica.com/top-gear/videos/patagonia-special-teaser/)?  The second part reportedly sees Jeremy attacked by a mob of angry Argentines with rocks after he makes some insensitive comments about the Falkland Islands war.

Can't think about the Falklands without Mankie.

Falkland Island or Fucking Islands as Robin Williams used to say (RIP Robin, I miss you)? What the helll is wrong with you people..its Islas Malvinas....originally settled by the french in like the 1600s...called the Isles Malouines or some such.. then reverted to the Spanish and then to Argentina when it got its independence from SPain only for some lowlife British pirates to take them over in 1833...

come on folks.. I don't think we are the kind of board that condones this type of colonialism?? They are like right fucking next to Argentina and like ten thousand miles from Great Britain

serious WTF here.


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Post by: hutch on January 15, 2015, 09:21:29 pm
and yes...I have to admit.. I was a part of the mob..there..I've said it.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 15, 2015, 10:16:38 pm
I am having a wonderful glass of cab sav, while watching something called hard time,  curated by Thurston Moore.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 20, 2015, 11:29:19 am
Don't know if there's any Venture Brothers fans in here, but the "Space" episode was on last night. Brand new 1 hour "special" aired at midnight. I caught the last 40 minutes of it. It has huge implications in the Venture universe. Also, hilarious. I'll have to go back through seasons 4 and 5 to get everything. I wish their seasons weren't so god damn spaced out.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 20, 2015, 11:38:14 am
It has huge implications in the Venture universe.
My hatred for you grows with every post.

I hope you overdose on H St.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 20, 2015, 12:30:22 pm
You hate me? Lol. Dang, man. You have a simple life.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 20, 2015, 04:18:10 pm
Kosmette and got through four episodes of the Fall last night and while not quite as good as the first season, still really well done.

It's also interesting to note all the limited episode network shows headed our way. 
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Post by: K8teebug on January 20, 2015, 04:48:24 pm
Binge watched the second season of The Fall. Still better than House of Cards.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on January 22, 2015, 08:00:22 am
I just started watching sons of anarchy.  Single handily one of the best shows i have ever seen.
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Post by: ggw on January 24, 2015, 01:17:21 pm
Anyone else watching the Top Gear Patagonia Special (http://www.bbcamerica.com/top-gear/videos/patagonia-special-teaser/)?  The second part reportedly sees Jeremy attacked by a mob of angry Argentines with rocks after he makes some insensitive comments about the Falkland Islands war.

Can't think about the Falklands without Mankie.

Falkland Island or Fucking Islands as Robin Williams used to say (RIP Robin, I miss you)? What the helll is wrong with you people..its Islas Malvinas....originally settled by the french in like the 1600s...called the Isles Malouines or some such.. then reverted to the Spanish and then to Argentina when it got its independence from SPain only for some lowlife British pirates to take them over in 1833...

come on folks.. I don't think we are the kind of board that condones this type of colonialism?? They are like right fucking next to Argentina and like ten thousand miles from Great Britain

serious WTF here.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXVWMJIO3iI

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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 09, 2015, 12:08:51 pm
Anyone catch Better Call Saul?

It didn't really keep me engaged. Thought it started and ended strong. It almost feels like they're building it like Breaking Bad with showing how hopeless and repetitive his life was/had become. The ending of last night hooked me into watching tonight's episode though.

Fucking Vince Gilligan.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on February 18, 2015, 12:26:53 pm
Started to watch Fortitude yesterday and the description of David Lynch with polar bears is apt.  Seriously strong cast and there are several layers to the story. Really wish we could binge watch this one...

Better Call Saul is great!

And enough with everyone gets introspective Walking dead episodes
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Post by: ggw on February 18, 2015, 12:33:43 pm
Anyone catch Better Call Saul?

It didn't really keep me engaged. Thought it started and ended strong. It almost feels like they're building it like Breaking Bad with showing how hopeless and repetitive his life was/had become. The ending of last night hooked me into watching tonight's episode though.

Fucking Vince Gilligan.

If you remember Breaking Bad, it also started slow and didn't hit its stride until season 2 or 3. 
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 18, 2015, 12:45:18 pm
Started to watch Fortitude yesterday and the description of David Lynch with polar bears is apt.  Seriously strong cast and there are several layers to the story. Really wish we could binge watch this one...
I'm not getting the Lynch vibe. Plotwise -- outsider straight shooting cop comes to town with secrets to investigate murder -- its similar but the feel is totally different.

That said, I'm loving Fortitude. Its up there with Rectify for "Best Show that Comes On A Network No One Gets/Know They Get".
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Post by: K8teebug on February 18, 2015, 01:55:26 pm
Where can I find Fortitude?

I loved the first 5 minutes of better call saul. I need to catch up on this week's episode. My husband had only seen the first and last of Breaking Bad. It's been fun to watch the series again and this at the same time.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 18, 2015, 02:09:42 pm
Where can I find Fortitude?
It is on a network called Pivot. If you do not get the network, your cable provider may bizarrely -- as is the case for me -- give you their programming thru your OnDemand service.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on February 18, 2015, 02:20:10 pm
you can also get it on Amazon for $1.99 an episode
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on February 18, 2015, 02:23:01 pm
I think Pop Tv is the latest addition to that odd only if you buy the entire enchilada channel. They have Schitt's Creek a Canadian sitcom with Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara and Chris Elliott. Has a bit of a Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show vibe
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 18, 2015, 02:24:08 pm
I think Pop Tv is the latest addition to that odd only if you buy the entire enchilada channel. They have Schitt's Creek a Canadian sitcom with Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara and Chris Elliott. Has a bit of a Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show vibe
I get PopTv in HD I'm fairly certain although I've never watched anything on it. I'll check that show out.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 18, 2015, 02:27:02 pm
Anyone catch Better Call Saul?

It didn't really keep me engaged. Thought it started and ended strong. It almost feels like they're building it like Breaking Bad with showing how hopeless and repetitive his life was/had become. The ending of last night hooked me into watching tonight's episode though.

Fucking Vince Gilligan.

If you remember Breaking Bad, it also started slow and didn't hit its stride until season 2 or 3. 
That's what I was thinking! I missed the episode on Monday, but I'm intriged enough already to stick with it.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 18, 2015, 03:11:20 pm
I'm enjoying Better Call Saul but I also don't have any expectation of it getting nearly as good as Breaking Bad was. Its definitely doing that build tension --> big release thing that Breaking Bad was good at.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on February 18, 2015, 05:21:21 pm
I think Pop Tv is the latest addition to that odd only if you buy the entire enchilada channel. They have Schitt's Creek a Canadian sitcom with Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara and Chris Elliott. Has a bit of a Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show vibe
this looks awesome too
I've cut cable so don't have any of these channels
Hopeing it comes to roku

but you can watch it online (http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/Shows/Schitt's+Creek/)
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 26, 2015, 03:57:03 pm
I think Pop Tv is the latest addition to that odd only if you buy the entire enchilada channel. They have Schitt's Creek a Canadian sitcom with Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara and Chris Elliott. Has a bit of a Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show vibe
I used the snow day today to catch up on the first four episodes of this. Great show, love it and never would have heard about it if not for this thread. (Annie Murphy, who plays the daughter, is all kinds of gorgeous as well.)
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Post by: Yada on February 26, 2015, 04:27:14 pm
Can you say Survivor and Amazing Race on the same night?

**head explodes**
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 26, 2015, 04:28:07 pm
Can you say Survivor and Amazing Race on the same night?

**head explodes**
Get the ever-lovin' fuck out of this thread.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on February 26, 2015, 04:50:11 pm
I just discovered blue bloods.  It's so, manly.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on February 26, 2015, 04:52:01 pm
What is the real point of watching television?  Do we learn, do we escape . . . or are we just that boring.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 27, 2015, 11:06:52 am
How the hell did House Of Cards season 3 sneak up on me? I thought season 2 was lacking, but as I currently re-watch it was definitely a lot better than the first time I watched it. Maybe just because I had waited so long between season 1 and 2. I think watching them back to back helps. Maybe I was just shocked by so many characters from season 1 being discarded like garbage throughout the season.

Needless to say, I look forward to binging on season 3 over the next week.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on February 27, 2015, 11:27:42 am
House Of Cards season 3 .

Needless to say, I look forward to season 3 .
Me too
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 27, 2015, 11:28:22 am
Maybe I was just shocked by so many characters from season 1 being discarded like garbage throughout the season.
Yeah, basically the secondary lead gets iced in epsiode 1. It was a really bold move and it wasn't really the same show after that.

I'm planning a season 3 binge session this weekend myself.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on February 27, 2015, 11:29:07 am
I started Fortitude. I need to watch the pilot again. Confused!

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on February 27, 2015, 11:32:08 am
I started Fortitude. I need to watch the pilot again. Confused!


So I'm going to need to pay for this....been a cheapskate as there is enough 'free' tv
but it's starting to run thin
looks like Fortitude and Schitts creek are going on the credit card soon
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on February 27, 2015, 11:33:31 am
Honestly schitt's creek is just OK, I wouldn't spend additional money on it...
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 27, 2015, 12:56:35 pm
Maybe I was just shocked by so many characters from season 1 being discarded like garbage throughout the season.
Yeah, basically the secondary lead gets iced in epsiode 1. It was a really bold move and it wasn't really the same show after that.

I'm planning a season 3 binge session this weekend myself.
It wasn't like I was even rooting for her, but after she leaves there's no one to really like... And all the stuff that happens at the end I felt like I was left dumbfounded. He can't get away with everything damn it!
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 27, 2015, 01:28:46 pm
It wasn't like I was even rooting for her, but after she leaves there's no one to really like... And all the stuff that happens at the end I felt like I was left dumbfounded. He can't get away with everything damn it!
There's a little bit of Dexter-itis with him where, after season 1, the producers decided people liked him so instead of this dynamic where a likable, intelligent character opposes him capably, they remove all that plot and just make the show him outsmarting doofuses.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 27, 2015, 02:14:16 pm
Hopefully they get back on track this season. If this does go down the same road where he keeps winning I'll jump ship.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Yada on February 27, 2015, 02:51:49 pm
Can't believe the antics of the feathers in the hair, coconut vendor wook on Survivor. Nutty.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on February 27, 2015, 04:36:08 pm
Can't believe the antics of the feathers in the hair, coconut vendor wook on Survivor. Nutty.
seems like a show for walky
(http://www.ew.com/sites/default/files/i/2015/01/19/Vince-Sly.jpg)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Got Haggis? on February 27, 2015, 04:38:15 pm
this seasons cast seems very


white
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 27, 2015, 04:40:22 pm
Get this CBS programming bullshit out of the Prestige Television thread.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on February 27, 2015, 04:41:20 pm
why....we get so much joy out of getting you riled up  ;D
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Yada on February 27, 2015, 05:53:31 pm
this seasons cast seems very


white

Most seasons tend to be pretty white... how about that African American couple on Amazing Race, though?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 02, 2015, 11:17:53 am
House Of Cards has returned to being intriguing episode to episode. The episode where they renew their vows is just.... beautiful, honestly. I think I have 6 more episodes. Nothing too crazy. I'm fine with it.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: ggw on March 02, 2015, 11:21:36 am
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/best-characters-224938561.html

Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 02, 2015, 11:50:00 am
House Of Cards has returned to being intriguing episode to episode. The episode where they renew their vows is just.... beautiful, honestly. I think I have 6 more episodes. Nothing too crazy. I'm fine with it.
I thought Season 3 was rather poorly directed and took a sizable step back in quality. The wedding episode was probably the highlight of the season.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 02, 2015, 12:17:32 pm
House Of Cards has returned to being intriguing episode to episode. The episode where they renew their vows is just.... beautiful, honestly. I think I have 6 more episodes. Nothing too crazy. I'm fine with it.
I thought Season 3 was rather poorly directed and took a sizable step back in quality. The wedding episode was probably the highlight of the season.
I think it's just a change of scenery. There's less of the "city" they can use because he's the president or whatever. It's always in the white house or in their room or in air force one or whatever. It has been less visually appealing so far.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 02, 2015, 12:23:50 pm
I wasn't even talking about the cinematography so much as the general pacing and feel. There are two plot lines that completely dominate large chunks of the season with absolutely minimal payoff. IDK, I was really frustrated with the season. I'd go into further detail, but I don't think most people are done with it so I don't want to put spoilers out there.

(Although I totally could because I put SPOILER WARNING in the title of the thread.)
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 02, 2015, 12:34:15 pm
I mean, you DO have spoiler in the title. I treat it as people tip toeing around to avoid said spoilers.

BUT I still have like 6 episodes or so to go.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 02, 2015, 12:57:51 pm
I mean, you DO have spoiler in the title. I treat it as people tip toeing around to avoid said spoilers.

BUT I still have like 6 episodes or so to go.
Spoiler Warning is more meant as "anything that has aired is fair for discussion." If you are three weeks behind on Better Call Saul, we are not waiting for you to catch up for the rest of us to discuss it. Admittedly, shows that drop their entire season at once is a little different dynamic. Its fairplay for someone to discuss it 3 days after it comes out, I'm just personally not going to elect to do it.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 02, 2015, 01:01:24 pm
Oh man... I AM 3 episodes behind on Better Call Saul. I have to leave.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 02, 2015, 10:24:55 pm
being spoiled that you have not been spoiled by the spoiler thread.
...I don't think that qualifies as META?!
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on March 04, 2015, 04:55:56 pm
Kosmette and I had some serious LOL moments during Last Man On Earth.  Him unpacking the bus was priceless...

And how messy is Fortitude getting
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on March 05, 2015, 11:27:04 pm
Did anyone talk about rpdr? I have opinions about the new season, but I will save you the effort of having to hear it, unless someone actually wants to talk about it. Gurl.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 05, 2015, 11:37:33 pm
Did anyone talk about rpdr? I have opinions about the new season, but I will save you the effort of having to hear it, unless someone actually wants to talk about it. Gurl.
Perhaps that would be better suited to "Walkie's latently homoerotic glitter and confetti explosion" thread not Prestige Television.

Perhaps.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on March 05, 2015, 11:54:31 pm
I, never understood the prestige element, to this thread.  I just, assumed that if you are actually taking the time and effort to watch television now,adays . . . you were pretty prestige.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 05, 2015, 11:59:14 pm
I, never understood the prestige element, to this thread.  I just, assumed that if you are actually taking the time and effort to watch television now,adays . . . you were pretty prestige.
I've explained this at least five times in this thread.

Google "prestige television". You're smart. You'll figure it out.

It's like starting a thread called "cool hip hop songs" and having a bunch of knuckleheads post Velvet Underground songs. It's not a knock on VU; they just aren't a hip-hop act.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 06, 2015, 12:00:31 am
Has anyone watched High Maintenance (http://www.helpingyoumaintain.com/episodes)?
Really good stuff
found myself bawling out a big laugh many a time
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 06, 2015, 12:06:31 am
I, never understood the prestige element, to this thread. 

Prestige television is a term used for highly stylized, "challenging" television shows, generally dramas, that only can reasonably hope to survive financially on pay-cable or an FX/AMC/Sundance style cable network. Examples of programs described in the press as prestige television would include Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Girls, Game Of Thrones, The Bridge, Top Of The Lake, Homeland, The Amerikans, Justified, Boardwalk Empire, etc.

Virtually no program on a broadcast network is considered prestige television as they're designed not to challenge a small, artsier audience but rather the broadest possible audience possible. HIMYM or Big Bang Theory would be considered literally the exact opposite of prestige television.

I didn't say I didn't like HIMYM or Big Bang Theory. They're excellent at accomplishing what they're trying to do.  I simply said they're not prestige television. Its not a term I made up, that's the accepted way its used by TV critics. Its not intended to mean "these are the best shows on TV;" actually it started with a negative connotation that these shows had a certain "prestige" to watching them (i.e. that someone could brag and attempt to look intellectual by saying they watch Top Of The Lake, etc) among certain people who fancied themselves elitists.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on March 06, 2015, 12:09:18 am
Im, enjoying this whole, ask and you shall receive, action you have going on in here. Thanks. If, I watch one of those I'll make sure to tell you.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 06, 2015, 12:10:51 am
Im, enjoying this whole, ask and you shall receive, action you have going on in here.

Again, perhaps that would be better suited to "Walkie's latently homoerotic glitter and confetti explosion" thread not Prestige Television.
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Post by: ggw on March 06, 2015, 11:23:16 am
I can't believe Nancy won the Great British Baking Show.  Richard was clearly superior, he was just a little off his game in the final bake.
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Post by: Yada on March 06, 2015, 11:39:12 am
(http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/survivor/images/4/47/Vince_sly_alternate.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150122153317)
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 06, 2015, 01:23:36 pm
Merrrr House Of Cards was alright. Bummed out about Rachel. FUCKING DOUG. He looks like a fucking bird too! A BIRD!

I started watching Brain Games. It's cool? It's more.... I don't think it's prestige television. It's cool though. Fun. Idk. Peaky Blinders time!
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on March 06, 2015, 09:25:37 pm
I may never be able to hear Tainted Love again the same way after this week's Fortitude....  And that David Lynch vibe is definitely there in this one
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 07, 2015, 06:54:26 pm
I may never be able to hear Tainted Love again the same way after this week's Fortitude....  And that David Lynch vibe is definitely there in this one
Yep, I didn't pick up on it much earlier in the season but this is full on Lynchesque.

What in holy hell did I watch?

This show is seriously going next level right now.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 10, 2015, 10:39:52 am
Watched 5 episodes of Peaky Blinders. I'm in. Although, am I the only one who thinks each episode FEELS like its an hour and a half long? I feel like they cram so much into each episode and some parts seem to drag on forever. Can't tell if that's a good or bad thing. I'm enjoying it though! Love the music in it.
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Post by: Bent Reznor on March 10, 2015, 10:45:34 am
The Following! OMG OMG the box!
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 10, 2015, 10:50:00 am
The Following! OMG OMG the box!
I *hate* this show with a passion of a thousand suns. The only thing I hate more than this show is myself for watching the first ten episodes on multiple recommendations before throwing in the towel. I could feel my brain atrophy.

"Well, yes, I am a CEO of a major corporation with unfettered access to helicopters and wealth, but something is missing from my life. And that something is a murder cult built on some middle school fantasies about reading Edgar Allen Poe while listening to Pretty Hate Machine."
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Post by: Bent Reznor on March 10, 2015, 10:52:58 am
I can tell we'd be good friends.
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Post by: K8teebug on March 10, 2015, 11:01:02 am
I can't believe Nancy won the Great British Baking Show.  Richard was clearly superior, he was just a little off his game in the final bake.

I am obsessed with this show! If this is sarcastic, sorry.
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Post by: ggw on March 10, 2015, 11:25:05 am
I can't believe Nancy won the Great British Baking Show.  Richard was clearly superior, he was just a little off his game in the final bake.

I am obsessed with this show! If this is sarcastic, sorry.

Not at all.  I loved that show too.  I was really pulling for Martha - she was adorable.  But I preferred Richard in the finals -- Dorky blue collar guy who has a hidden talent for whipping up schichtorte and viennoiserie.  It was a great story.  Nancy was okay, but she just seemed like one of those people who excels at absolutely everything she does.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 10, 2015, 11:30:57 am
Nancy was okay, but she just seemed like one of those people who excels at absolutely everything she does.
The kids today call that to Julian.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on March 10, 2015, 09:31:11 pm
So when do we get Vince Gillian night of TV!
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Post by: ggw on March 11, 2015, 09:37:24 am
BBC pulling remaining episodes of Top Gear (http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/mar/11/jeremy-clarkson-brushes-off-bbc-decision-to-pull-top-gear)

BBC are idiots apparently.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 11, 2015, 12:27:13 pm
So for some reason I feel the need to list some of the great shows I've been digging in the last year of cutting the cord from cable provider
still needed to pay for Hulu and Netflix (well...I share that one) and shows on Amazon Prime or pay for

Hell on Wheels (although this season wasn't that great)
Fortitude
Orphan Black
Broad City
Blackish
House of Cards
Californication
Wrong Mens
Archer
Modern Family
Daily Show/Cobert
Peaky Blinders
Orange is the new black
True Detective
Transparent

High Maintenance (via Vimeo)


So fuck cable providers...I don't care about sports either
and network TV really is lacking too
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 11, 2015, 02:32:56 pm
Netflix/Hulu comedies worth your while, if you haven't tried them yet:

Parks & Rec, It's Always Sunny, Bojack Horseman, Trailer Park Boys and over on Hulu I believe they have Party Down and Hotwives Of Orlando is a true gem! I'm also assuming you've seen Arrested Development because if you haven't, what are you doing with your life?

I just need cable for sports. I NEED SPORTS. Does anyone know if the sports packages directly through the league are worth it? I know the MLB offers something like that.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 11, 2015, 02:40:00 pm
IASIP and P&R I'm just kind of over...funny stuff, but just over it

Arrested Dev really didn't do it for me this second time around...just gave up after about 4 episodes
and I was really looking forward to it

I've been meaning to check out Party On

I forgot to add Workaholics, The League and Gothham to the list


Not happy about better call saul...in that I can't stream it

What's the consensus on Battle Creek?



Oh and stop throwing pizza (http://www.salon.com/2015/03/11/the_walter_white_residence_is_under_attack_vince_gilligan_begs_fans_to_stop_throwing_pizza_on_the_roof/) on walter white's house
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 12, 2015, 10:45:21 am
Workaholics has been hit or miss for me since about season 3. Broad City is hysterical along with Key & Peele on Comedy Central.

For me, I go back and re-watch Sunny almost constantly. The later seasons do kind of fall off, but they still hit it out of the park with their nonsense at least half the time, even in the "bad" seasons. This season where they're all binge drinking on the airplane is HILARIOUS. Pretty much whenever they get black out drunk makes for good tv.

That being said, I think The League has become more consistently funny, but they've gotten away from the sports aspect that kind of drove their sort of friendly, witty batter and it's more about their lives. Which are boring, let's be honest.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 12, 2015, 10:49:15 am
Broad City is the best "pure" comedy on television, IMO. It hits it out of the park every episode.
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Post by: Bent Reznor on March 12, 2015, 10:54:14 am
Netflix/Hulu comedies worth your while, if you haven't tried them yet:

Parks & Rec, It's Always Sunny, Bojack Horseman, Trailer Park Boys and over on Hulu I believe they have Party Down and Hotwives Of Orlando is a true gem! I'm also assuming you've seen Arrested Development because if you haven't, what are you doing with your life?

I just need cable for sports. I NEED SPORTS. Does anyone know if the sports packages directly through the league are worth it? I know the MLB offers something like that.

Doesn't Sling do this for like $20/month?
https://www.sling.com/programming/sports
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 12, 2015, 11:38:22 am
Weird it says the page doesn't exist. It may be my work laptop though. I'll look into it! I've heard sling box advertised on the sports radio stations, so it makes sense they would have that.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on March 13, 2015, 02:00:10 pm
L.A. Flock Stars is back for season 2 next week...
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Post by: shemptiness on March 16, 2015, 05:37:46 pm
http://morningafter.gawker.com/david-lynch-wont-remake-twin-peaks-on-the-contract-show-1691692958
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 16, 2015, 07:28:35 pm
http://morningafter.gawker.com/david-lynch-wont-remake-twin-peaks-on-the-contract-show-1691692958
there is absolutely no way this can end well if he is not involved
crazy
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on March 16, 2015, 09:46:14 pm
Garmonbozia
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 24, 2015, 02:27:18 pm
so just ran across this (http://order.hbonow.com/)
little annoyed it's only available on Apple TV.
I seriously want to take a dump on steve job's grave (although I'll use the stock notes to wipe)
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 24, 2015, 02:34:52 pm
so just ran across this (http://order.hbonow.com/)
little annoyed it's only available on Apple TV.
I seriously want to take a dump on steve job's grave (although I'll use the stock notes to wipe)
I was under the impression that Apple exclusivity is only like the first 90 days or something like that. No?

Edit: According to an HBO spokesperson (http://www.buzzfeed.com/brendanklinkenberg/hbo-announces-standalone-streaming-app-exclusive-to-apple#.veJRY6yvr) ?the exclusive agreement with Apple is for 3 months among new digital distributors.? To clarify: that means Apple has the exclusive for new digital distributors, which means other partners like Verizon or Comcast could also be there. Per the spokesperson: ?we are still talking to all MVPDs and they could be there at launch.?
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Post by: vansmack on March 24, 2015, 02:47:56 pm
I was under the impression that Apple exclusivity is only like the first 90 days or something like that. No?

You are correct
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 30, 2015, 09:22:10 am
The Going Clear documentary on HBO was pretty good, and I would imagine quite shocking to anyone who had never read the book it was based on (or their own research. . . or seen The Master).
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on March 30, 2015, 11:26:51 am
#lovethenewname
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Post by: ggw on March 30, 2015, 02:25:15 pm
The Going Clear documentary on HBO was pretty good, and I would imagine quite shocking to anyone who had never read the book it was based on (or their own research. . . or seen The Master).

(http://s3.gossipcop.com/up/2015/03/Tom-Cruise-John-Travolta-Gay-Secret-290x400.png)
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on March 30, 2015, 02:29:00 pm
I wonder if tom does his own stunts, in bed?
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Post by: ggw on March 30, 2015, 02:36:35 pm
I wonder if John wears his hairpiece, in bed?
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on March 30, 2015, 02:47:06 pm
seeing how he trolls gyms late at night, without it . . . I doubt it.  he must like, to have both heads rubbed, raw.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 31, 2015, 09:58:19 am
Netflix suggested Garfunkel & Oates so I watched a few episodes and it's funny. I don't really like their songs that much. It's like a female Flight Of The Conchords. The premises [?] of some of their songs are funny, but they're just... I guess too upbeat for me. The show's funny though! I'm glad IFC gives sort of off brand comedians a place to showcase their comedy chops via TV shows instead of being watered down for some big network. Although I still don't think Comedy Bang Bang is funny.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 31, 2015, 10:39:18 am
Netflix suggested Garfunkel & Oates so I watched a few episodes and it's funny. I don't really like their songs that much. It's like a female Flight Of The Conchords. The premises [?] of some of their songs are funny, but they're just... I guess too upbeat for me. The show's funny though! I'm glad IFC gives sort of off brand comedians a place to showcase their comedy chops via TV shows instead of being watered down for some big network. Although I still don't think Comedy Bang Bang is funny.
I loved that show and I am bitterly angry it was cancelled.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 31, 2015, 10:57:43 am
Cancelled? That sucks. And Comedy Bang Bang has like 4 or 5 seasons? Come on, IFC!
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 31, 2015, 11:11:01 am
Cancelled? That sucks. And Comedy Bang Bang has like 4 or 5 seasons? Come on, IFC!
I also think Comedy Bang Bang is stupid.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 31, 2015, 11:54:25 am
What's weird is I think the podcast is funny and even their live touring show is funny. For some reason I just don't get the show. I feel like Tim & Eric really cornered the market on "awkward silence/funny face" comedy.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 01, 2015, 11:27:41 am
The AV Club has been doing some great work recapping the first seven seasons of Mad Men this week as a run up to the final season premiere. Here's the best of that work (http://www.avclub.com/article/seven-defining-pitches-mad-men-216671), IMHO.
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Post by: Yada on April 01, 2015, 11:47:07 am
Speaking of prestige television, did anyone watch the Beiber roast? Many belly laughs were had at mi casa.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 01, 2015, 11:49:57 am
Speaking of prestige television, did anyone watch the Beiber roast? Many belly laughs were had at mi casa.
I saw Martha Stewart's segment online which was pretty funny but I did not watch the entire thing.
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Post by: Yada on April 01, 2015, 11:51:54 am
Speaking of prestige television, did anyone watch the Beiber roast? Many belly laughs were had at mi casa.
I saw Martha Stewart's segment online which was pretty funny but I did not watch the entire thing.

I'd highly recommend it. They actually ripped on each other more than Biebs, but damn it was funny.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on April 02, 2015, 11:15:01 am
Speaking of prestige television, did anyone watch the Beiber roast? Many belly laughs were had at mi casa.
I saw Martha Stewart's segment online which was pretty funny but I did not watch the entire thing.

I'd highly recommend it. They actually ripped on each other more than Biebs, but damn it was funny.
Actually pretty pissed. Is it just me or are they not running this one as much? I swear the last couple of roasts were on 24/7 for weeks after they aired. Haven't been able to catch this one.
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Post by: Yada on April 06, 2015, 05:11:12 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/VUA0l3Z.gif)
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Post by: Bent Reznor on April 08, 2015, 09:44:35 am
Lost Day:
http://uproxx.com/tv/2015/04/why-lost-fans-have-been-waiting-a-decade-for-today/
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 08, 2015, 10:02:07 am
Lost Day:
http://uproxx.com/tv/2015/04/why-lost-fans-have-been-waiting-a-decade-for-today/
Its still kind of amazing how bad the last 50% of that program's run was. It is the only show where the later seasons were so bad I will not even recommend anyone watching the early ones because of it.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on April 08, 2015, 10:52:32 am
Lost Day:
http://uproxx.com/tv/2015/04/why-lost-fans-have-been-waiting-a-decade-for-today/
Its still kind of amazing how bad the last 50% of that program's run was. It is the only show where the later seasons were so bad I will not even recommend anyone watching the early ones because of it.
Someone told me they were going through season 1 and loved it. I told them they should probably stop sometime in season 3 or 4 because... well... nothing ever really happens after that. God DAMN that show pissed me off. How did something so captivating just turn into complete garbage. That finale was TERRIBLE. "Flash sideways"!? Purgatory!? Flash forwards!? Magical powers bestowed by a guy named Jacob!? A smoke monster that made train noises!? Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 08, 2015, 11:02:15 am
The show needed to end a few episodes into season 4 at the latest. What was annoying was the creators assured everyone they had the whole thing mapped out and it would have a satisfying answer to our questions. Then nothing got answered and the entire thing was revealed as a red herring fest.

Also they explicitly said "it's not purgatory" a thousand times which was only true in the anger-inducingly factual sense that "it's not purgatory... yet."

Just fuck every writer he ever did anything with Lost.
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Post by: imbecile on April 08, 2015, 12:12:40 pm
I tell everyone who was late to the party, that if they make it that far, to just stop watching at the purple light.  To just pretend it ends there.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on April 08, 2015, 02:45:10 pm
Brian Grazer announced on The BS Report that Arrested Development will return for 17 episodes. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1468&v=NOy6WYr9jxQ)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on April 08, 2015, 03:46:14 pm
Also they explicitly said "it's not purgatory" a thousand times which was only true in the anger-inducingly factual sense that "it's not purgatory... yet."
This was such a slap in the face to the fans.

I also don't even remember anything about the purple light. Although I will saw the big reveal of the hatch at the beginning of season 2 is awesome. The show has amazing moments. It's a shame it just ended up being a big shit heap.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on April 08, 2015, 08:07:54 pm
Fortitude is reaching Walking Dead level of taking key characters out..
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on April 09, 2015, 01:17:33 pm
So wonder if they are going to resolve stuff on Fortitude tonight... The end of last week's episode was crazy...
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 09, 2015, 01:21:51 pm
So wonder if they are going to resolve stuff on Fortitude tonight... The end of last week's episode was crazy...
The last 6 visits or so have been crazy. This show is so good. If it was on HBO or FX, people would be talking Emmy buzz.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on April 09, 2015, 01:33:23 pm
Watching Fortitude makes want to watch the UK version of Low Winter Sun since it's the same writer.  The US version was good, just couldn't see how it could go past one season, seeing as the big reveal was in the first episode.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 09, 2015, 01:36:20 pm
I thought Low Winter Sun (the US version) was a television abortion.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on April 09, 2015, 02:02:10 pm
I think most of the appeal of Low Winter Sun was the hey that looks familiar since it was filmed in Detroit.  There was one really great scene where they were rockin a track from the first album by Death...
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on April 09, 2015, 02:29:08 pm
new true detective  (https://youtu.be/4OfU7CGY5DQ)looks AWESOME....really wasn't excited about the casting at first, but this looks great
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 09, 2015, 02:34:45 pm
new true detective  (https://youtu.be/4OfU7CGY5DQ)looks AWESOME....really wasn't excited about the casting at first, but this looks great
Agreed.
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Post by: ggw on April 09, 2015, 03:07:39 pm
Did no one else watch Justified?  A little inconsistent at times through the years, but when it was on, it was really on.  Like Olyphant's prior gig - Deadwood - it never really got its due during its run but will probably get noticed after its demise.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 09, 2015, 03:36:09 pm
Did no one else watch Justified?  A little inconsistent at times through the years, but when it was on, it was really on.  Like Olyphant's prior gig - Deadwood - it never really got its due during its run but will probably get noticed after its demise.
This final season is being raved about by AV Club. I feel like the first season and this last one were very strong but it got so-so in the middle. I'll miss it; excited to see what the finale brings.

FX really has been killing it with Justified, The Americans, Fargo, etc but their positioning of their shows as "miniseries" keep them from getting an Drama Emmy nods that would make more people take notice.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on April 09, 2015, 03:44:45 pm
Season 2 of Justified was definitely the best, they just never had a villain as good as the one Margo Martindale played since then.  Her pot queen pin role was the best.. Last season is kinda plodding along, with a couple good moments
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on April 09, 2015, 03:45:03 pm
  Like Olyphant's prior gig - Deadwood - it never really got its due during its run but will probably get noticed after its demise.
Deadwood was great and he was fantastic in it
First time I saw Tim O in GO, I knew he was going to be someone to watch

although, I couldn't ever really get into Justified
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 09, 2015, 03:47:42 pm
Season 2 of Justified was definitely the best, they just never had a villain as good as the one Margo Martindale played since then.  Her pot queen pin role was the best.. Last season is kinda plodding along, with a couple good moments
I was always partial to the white guy who was kind of nuts and got his arms cut off by the hog guy at the end of the season.

Wynn Duffy will outlive us all, though.
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Post by: ggw on April 09, 2015, 03:53:40 pm
Agree on season 2 being the best. 

Lots of great minor characters throughout the series.  Sometimes the show got a little too hokey/cutesy with the hillbilly stereotypes. Other times the dialogue spun its own fantastic vernacular, but not with the consistency that Deadwood did the same.  Boyd Crowder had his moments, but he was nowhere near the foil to Raylan that Ian McShane was to Seth Bullock.

And Olyphant seems only to succeed when playing the morally conflicted lawman.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on April 11, 2015, 10:01:59 pm
Yeah season 2 of Fortitude already announced!
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on April 13, 2015, 10:36:23 am
Would appreciate an HBO Go password! Unfortunately that new HBO service isn't available for Samsung TVs :(. Anyone catch Game Of Thrones last night? Gonna watch it after work! Very excited. Winter is finally here I think...
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 15, 2015, 09:54:28 am
We dug coal together.

That's right.
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Post by: Got Haggis? on April 16, 2015, 11:07:33 am
daredevil is quite good, they definitely nailed the look and feel of frank miller era daredevil
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on April 16, 2015, 11:15:03 am
daredevil is quite good, they definitely nailed the look and feel of frank miller era daredevil

good to hear....haven't turned on the tube in a week or so, but this was high on the next to watch list
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on April 16, 2015, 11:48:21 am
daredevil is quite good, they definitely nailed the look and feel of frank miller era daredevil

I just always thought he was a lame superhero. And I don't like any superhero shows. But Netflix is good...
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on April 17, 2015, 10:48:37 am
daredevil is quite good, they definitely nailed the look and feel of frank miller era daredevil

good to hear....haven't turned on the tube in a week or so, but this was high on the next to watch list

felt it was a good night to deprive my self from sleep and watch the first episode
I think its awesome so far....very dark and violent
some hokey elements, but overall very good
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on April 17, 2015, 05:00:35 pm
new orphan black starts tomorrow!

(http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/04/17/orphan-black_wide-ad1b7656db3d11146bed27fbd6b068643aab841b-s800-c85.jpg)

I kinda have the hot's for the Berkley College student one with the dreds
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on April 27, 2015, 11:22:20 am
I was catching up on the Americans this weekend and wow have amped up the tension on this one. 
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 27, 2015, 11:30:09 am
I was catching up on the Americans this weekend and wow have amped up the tension on this one. 
Best season yet.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 27, 2015, 11:30:36 am
I decided to try that Inside Amy Schumer show because the first two seasons are free on Amazon Prime. Pretty funny.
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Post by: K8teebug on April 28, 2015, 07:23:28 am
Really funny. I've also been enjoying Broad City.
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Post by: K8teebug on April 28, 2015, 07:23:57 am
Also love the Americans and Orphan Black.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on April 28, 2015, 09:27:23 am
I've also been enjoying Broad City.
I maintain Broad City is the best "pure" comedy on TV.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on April 28, 2015, 09:32:05 am
Really funny. I've also been enjoying Broad City.
Broad City is hysterical. I missed most of the 2nd season. Gotta go back and watch that. Ilana makes me giggle non stop.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on April 30, 2015, 09:56:44 pm
Netflix's Daredevil is f'n awesome
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 04, 2015, 10:56:01 am
was going to start that last night . . . but we decided to lay there like zombies and watch old chopped episodes and this show called the unbreakable kimmy Schmidt.  i found it to be enter,taining but my partner hated it.  will watch daredevil tonight.

laying in bed after a hard days work, watching television episodes or other things on Netflix, with popcorn, movie candy and drinks, is one of the most important moments of my time that keeps me sane.
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Post by: K8teebug on May 04, 2015, 10:58:33 am
Is anyone else totally bored by these last episodes of Mad Men? I usually don't appreciate a season until it's over and I can watch it from the beginning again.

Roger and Peggy are the only reason worth watching.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 04, 2015, 11:10:24 am
ahhhhh, im so behind on mad men.  i just got to the episode where layne Price fights pete Campbell.     
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 04, 2015, 11:11:45 am
Is anyone else totally bored by these last episodes of Mad Men? I usually don't appreciate a season until it's over and I can watch it from the beginning again.
I think they've been really great, albeit more cerebral than earlier seasons. The Diana storyline, on its face, is a dud but I think what she's supposed to represent is great. I thought last night's episode was a top 10 all time Mad Men episode.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 04, 2015, 11:16:02 am
i must now, step away, from this thread.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 04, 2015, 11:22:43 am
i must now, step away, from this thread.
SPOILER WARNING is a cruel mistress.
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Post by: ggw on May 04, 2015, 11:53:48 am
Re: Mad Men - In general, they've been making the scenes way too quick in these final episodes; trying to fit in all the goodbyes. 

Last night was very good, full of imagery and winks and big ideas like the early seasons.  "On the Road" is about the journey of self discovery and search for meaning, so it fits perfectly with the whole "Who is Don Draper?" theme of the series (note the opening scene with Meredith giving him the envelope with the social security card of his assumed identity).  Who better to quote from Kerouac than the ghost of Bert Cooper - the personification of the old guard.  Remember Faye Miller talking about life in season 4? "In a nutshell, it all comes down to what I want versus what?s expected of me."  Cooper was always the "what's expected of me" side of the spectrum.  Roger Sterling of course was the other end.  Don tried to live somewhere in the middle.  I assume Don Draper is just going to disappear into nowhere, kind of like he just emerged out of nowhere.

Great final scene.  Peggy's character was always the symbol for the changing role of women.  Nice to see her taking charge.

I couldn't help but pick up on an eery similarity between the panorama of the tall buildings outside Don's new office window and the images of the tall buildings in the opening credits.  Maybe I'm reaching.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 04, 2015, 11:57:03 am
I couldn't help but pick up on an eery similarity between the panorama of the tall buildings outside Don's new office window and the images of the tall buildings in the opening credits.  Maybe I'm reaching.
Everyone and their mother has predicted this ends with Don reenacting the opening credits. I just don't see Matt Weiner doing that. He said at one point the show would end with a scene of Don in the modern day.
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Post by: K8teebug on May 05, 2015, 07:43:41 am
I love the idea of Don starting somewhere new. And I love Peggy's arch. I just thought the scene with Roger and Peggy in the old office and her roller skating around were terrific.

Every season of Mad Men seems boring to me until that season is over and I can re-watch it and understand where it all was going. Maybe it's my impatience, I don't know.

Visually, it's still the most beautiful show. I just want to paint every scene.
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Post by: K8teebug on May 05, 2015, 07:44:00 am
Who watched Montage of Heck last night?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 11, 2015, 08:42:34 am
If they end Mad Men with Don being D.B. Cooper, I will throw my tv out the window because I never need to watch anything else.
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Post by: K8teebug on May 11, 2015, 09:38:56 am
If they end Mad Men with Don being D.B. Cooper, I will throw my tv out the window because I never need to watch anything else.

That would be awesome. I missed it last night. Will catch up at lunch.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on May 11, 2015, 09:42:42 am
Started watching Daredevil. Surprised by the brutality of it. It's interesting for sure.
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Post by: nkotb on May 12, 2015, 09:17:14 pm
Is anyone talking about the Wet Hot American Summer prequel and if not, why the hell not?

No response on Montage of Heck either?  I'm hesitant to watch it.  Nirvana rules IMO, but man, anything of the unreleased stuff that's come out since has been awful.  I think I heard about unreleased Cobain album(s?) coming out and I can't imagine anything I'd rather do less.

Except eat at Arcade Fire's restaurant.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on May 12, 2015, 11:49:58 pm
Started watching Daredevil. Surprised by the brutality of it. It's interesting for sure.
Stick is awesome.  Always one of my favorite characters

I also like they didn't trot out Bullseye or Elektra yet
they are thinking the long game

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Post by: kosmo vinyl on May 14, 2015, 08:28:21 pm
Can one show have more cliff hangers than Nashville?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 14, 2015, 08:32:32 pm
Can one show have more cliff hangers than Nashville?
Thats still on? Seriously?
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Post by: killsaly on May 14, 2015, 08:33:43 pm
I think I heard about unreleased Cobain album(s?) coming out and I can't imagine anything I'd rather do less.
I would listen to the Kurt album before watching the upcoming docudrama, Soaked in Bleach. 
(http://www.emergingpictures.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/sib-ep-banner.jpg)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcu3qb6J_5c

(I will probably do both though, and watch Montage of Heck)
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on May 14, 2015, 08:48:37 pm
I'm a little surprised so much stuff is coming out on Kurt now
it's been 21 years since he left this mortal coil
you'd think at least ten years ago people would have cashed in on some of this stuff?
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 14, 2015, 09:05:30 pm
I, blame hutch.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 14, 2015, 09:11:42 pm
I, blame hutch.
Fucking Hutch. Guy is on a rampage.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on May 14, 2015, 09:29:19 pm
Rape me, hutch. I,m not the only one.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 15, 2015, 10:58:36 am
Rape me, hutch.
(http://i.imgur.com/b5NE4jx.gif)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: killsaly on May 17, 2015, 01:32:17 pm
I just read a synopsis on it (I do not have cable or satellite so I do not always hear about new shows) and it sounds interesting.  I also want to check out the Killing.
Kosmo also approves of The Bridge, I think.

The Killing is a really frustrating show. It does alot of things "right" as far as cinematography and decent acting but the show is horrifically paced. They take a story that was originally done in 10 episodes in Denmark or wherever and flush it out to 2 12-episode seasons by turning the entire thing into a huge stream of non-sequitor red herrings EVERY EPISODE and then finally cap the entire thing off with an out-of-left field new ending that strains credulity to say the least. I recall internet rage from alot of places towards the first season finale. By the end of season 2, I literally did not care who killed Rosie.
I have yet to start the Bridge. But I did start the Killing, and have enjoyed it so far (I am about 8 episodes deep right now).  By the way, they have four seasons now (13, 13, 10, and 6 episodes each). 

(http://media.tumblr.com/4c0610869563140e83c46d27cdf09c37/tumblr_inline_msyyo7LTNA1qz4rgp.gif)
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on May 17, 2015, 02:43:10 pm
Outlander has quite possibly one of the most evil sadistic characters on TV in Black Jack Randall

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/1a39381547ce6a4daabba83733a38fee/tumblr_n7kjg9o1Ys1su0tn6o1_250.gif)
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on May 19, 2015, 09:43:50 am
This season of GoT has been pretty boring.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 19, 2015, 10:01:37 am
By the way, they have four seasons now (13, 13, 10, and 6 episodes each). 
I actually thought season 4 was the best. Very compact, no red-herring bullshittery.
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Post by: Got Haggis? on May 19, 2015, 10:53:42 am
This season of GoT has been pretty boring.

i think its been ok...except for sundays sand snakes fight scene, which was terrible..probably the worst looking thing the series has put out
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Post by: K8teebug on May 19, 2015, 03:21:31 pm
Book 4 is the most boring book. They're working with boooooring stuff this season.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on May 19, 2015, 04:28:31 pm
"The weather is starting to turn in the north" OMG when is Winter fucking coming lol
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of "boring" TV dramas predominately on pay cable
Post by: killsaly on May 19, 2015, 08:23:28 pm
By the way, they have four seasons now (13, 13, 10, and 6 episodes each). 
I actually thought season 4 was the best. Very compact, no red-herring bullshittery.
(http://i.imgur.com/EIAPnmm.gif)
^ What I think about every time that I hear that
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Post by: sweetcell on May 20, 2015, 09:28:03 pm
so i was listening to NPR last night, and they had a panel discussion about the end of the current TV season.  one of the panelist (TV critic for the NYT or some much) said, i kid you not, "I believe that the final episode of Mad Men marks the end of the era of prestige television".

so i guess after Mad Men ends, we'll need to shut down this thread?  can't be living in the past, folks.
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Post by: killsaly on May 20, 2015, 09:50:44 pm
I thought the AV Club was the source of what was Prestige TV?.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on May 20, 2015, 09:54:41 pm
so i was listening to NPR last night, and they had a panel discussion about the end of the current TV season.  one of the panelist (TV critic for the NYT or some much) said, i kid you not, "I believe that the final episode of Mad Men marks the end of the era of prestige television".

so i guess after Mad Men ends, we'll need to shut down this thread?  can't be living in the past, folks.

<wanders of in search of Fortitude or Wolf Hall animated gifs>
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 21, 2015, 08:53:25 am
so i was listening to NPR last night, and they had a panel discussion about the end of the current TV season.  one of the panelist (TV critic for the NYT or some much) said, i kid you not, "I believe that the final episode of Mad Men marks the end of the era of prestige television".

so i guess after Mad Men ends, we'll need to shut down this thread?  can't be living in the past, folks.
Well, three things:

(1) Mad Men has already ended.
(2) While Mad Men ending might, ostensibly, end a certain era of "prestige television," that type of program is probably at peak popularity and networks are racing to create more of that style of program, as Kosmo alluded to in his comments.
(3) The idea of this messageboard consciously making efforts to not live in the past is so funny I nearly killed myself laughing. You understand there's an entire weekly thread where people masturbate furiously to the thought of concerts they saw that week XX-number of years ago, right?
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Post by: K8teebug on May 21, 2015, 09:24:21 am
Mad Men is not the end all be all of television. I liked it, and thought it was beautifully filmed, but there are better shows. I've never understood the gushing.
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Post by: sweetcell on May 21, 2015, 09:39:15 am
(3) The idea of this messageboard consciously making efforts to not live in the past is so funny I nearly killed myself laughing. You understand there's an entire weekly thread where people masturbate furiously to the thought of concerts they saw that week XX-number of years ago, right?

well at least someone got my joke...
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on May 21, 2015, 09:44:20 am
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Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 21, 2015, 09:49:37 am
(3) The idea of this messageboard consciously making efforts to not live in the past is so funny I nearly killed myself laughing. You understand there's an entire weekly thread where people masturbate furiously to the thought of concerts they saw that week XX-number of years ago, right?

well at least someone got my joke...
Oh, I got it but I'll never pass up an opportunity to call out the oblique pathetic-ness of the contingency of this board that has no social/recreational life outside of concerts.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: sweetcell on May 22, 2015, 09:23:00 am
I'll never pass up an opportunity to call out the oblique pathetic-ness of the contingency of this board that has no social/recreational life outside of concerts.

other than music we discuss:
- baseball, hockey, football
- running
- beer
- whisk(e)y
- tv shows, movies, and formerly a book thread
- restaurants/food

but, you were saying...
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Post by: Bent Reznor on May 22, 2015, 09:28:05 am
Oh, I got it but I'll never pass up an opportunity to call out the oblique pathetic-ness of the contingency of this board that has no social/recreational life outside of concerts.

Contingent.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 22, 2015, 09:42:21 am
other than music we discuss:
- baseball, hockey, football
- running
- beer
- whisk(e)y
- tv shows, movies, and formerly a book thread
- restaurants/food
We discuss those things. You and I do. As do many others on here.

But to act like there's not a group of wackjobs on here who have zero interests/social life outside of music is just being obtuse.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Bent Reznor on May 22, 2015, 09:45:07 am
You forgot dead celebrities.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: killsaly on May 22, 2015, 11:18:09 am
But to act like there's not a group of wackjobs on here who have zero interests/social life outside of music is just being obtuse.
Or maybe some people do not share everything about their lives on music bulletin boards.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on May 24, 2015, 07:03:24 pm
Apparently season three of Twin Peaks will now be 18 episodes per actors at some comic con thing yesterday. Also Twede?s Cafe is being restored thanks to Lynch's holdout for more $$.
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Post by: wml7 on June 07, 2015, 02:15:06 pm
Been watching episodes of Wayword Pines, pretty interesting
 ;D
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: killsaly on June 07, 2015, 02:32:41 pm
Wayward Pines looks interesting.  I plan on starting it soon. 
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Bent Reznor on June 07, 2015, 03:42:51 pm
I just started season 3 of Breaking Bad.  OMFG.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on June 09, 2015, 10:53:34 am
Caught GoT last night. Pretty sad about the Princess. I knew they had talked about it but I really thought Stanis wouldn't go there. Even when he was talking about sacrifice. Gah.

Also, Daenerys on the back of the dragon looked so corny lol. But... It's fantasy, right?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 09, 2015, 10:55:37 am
I just started season 3 of Breaking Bad.  OMFG.
Glad you're getting around to these cultural touchstones while they're still in their moment. Any thoughts on last night's episode of MASH?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Bent Reznor on June 09, 2015, 11:06:05 am
I just started season 3 of Breaking Bad.  OMFG.
Glad you're getting around to these cultural touchstones while they're still in their moment. Any thoughts on last night's episode of M*A*S*H?

i still can't believe it wasn't really a chicken
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 09, 2015, 11:36:54 am
I just started season 3 of Breaking Bad.  OMFG.
Glad you're getting around to these cultural touchstones while they're still in their moment. Any thoughts on last night's episode of M*A*S*H?

i still can't believe it wasn't really a chicken
Well played. (Especially the asterisks.)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on June 09, 2015, 12:44:36 pm
I just started season 3 of Breaking Bad.  OMFG.
Glad you're getting around to these cultural touchstones while they're still in their moment. Any thoughts on last night's episode of M*A*S*H?

i still can't believe it wasn't really a chicken
Well played. (Especially the asterisks.)
was lost on me...but thank you internet (http://www.stereogum.com/1774916/explaining_the_mash_joke_on_la/vg-loc/videogum/)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: killsaly on June 14, 2015, 04:59:29 pm
I finished the Killing today, and started Sense8.   I am three episodes deep, and really digging it.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on June 15, 2015, 11:46:06 am
orange, is the, new black.  yes, gawd.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on June 24, 2015, 12:40:00 pm
(http://cdn29.elitedaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/OITNB_elitedaily1-800x400.jpg)

OMFG: Norma From ?OITNB? Was Actually The Lead Of A 70s Punk Band (http://elitedaily.com/entertainment/celebrity/norma-from-oitnb-punk-band-video/1087938/)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: sweetcell on June 25, 2015, 01:09:24 am
"Heroes" coming back on Sept 24... is that prestige?
http://www.fuse.tv/videos/2015/06/heroes-reborn-trailer
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 25, 2015, 09:04:09 am
"Heroes" coming back on Sept 24... is that prestige?
Not really.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 08, 2015, 05:57:54 pm
Odd Mom Out ....funny shit and I really hate Bravo and everything they do
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on July 13, 2015, 06:19:03 am
Rectify is so well done, caught up with season 2 and start of season 3 this weekend.  If you going to watch it, I highly recommend you catch up on the first two seasons first.  Totally doing in my head at the moment... One of the few shows that allows the viewer to figure out what's going on without hitting you over the head all the time.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 13, 2015, 09:09:33 am
Rectify is so well done, caught up with season 2 and start of season 3 this weekend.  If you going to watch it, I highly recommend you catch up on the first two seasons first.  Totally doing in my head at the moment... One of the few shows that allows the viewer to figure out what's going on without hitting you over the head all the time.
Yep, it and Fortitude are my favorite shows no one else seems to be watching. Rectify is doing that thing where Sundance OnDemand is going to put up episodes a week early if you want to be ahead of the curve. Rectify is so well-done.

Deutschland 83, also on Sundance, is really really well done although it leaves me with an impression that Europeans think nothing of skinny dipping with people they just met as it seems to happen weekly. Uptight Americanism strikes again. Point is, Sundance has a lot of great stuff going on right now. I wish I got it in HD. (My cable provider, much like it does with Pivot, airs only the SD feed but provides the entire OnDemand in HD which is odd.)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on July 13, 2015, 09:26:52 am
We are also watching the German series, the scenes involving the floppy disk was priceless
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 13, 2015, 09:33:34 am
We are also watching the German series, the scenes involving the floppy disk was priceless
Haha, yeah. It reminded me of the scene in Zoolander "the files. . . are IN the computer!?!"
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 13, 2015, 09:42:45 am
True Detective really kicked into gear with the second half of last night's episode (incidentally, much the same way season 1 did the same thing in episode 4).
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: sweetcell on July 13, 2015, 12:00:33 pm
Deutschland 83, also on Sundance, is really really well done although it leaves me with an impression that Europeans think nothing of skinny dipping with people they just met as it seems to happen weekly.

as someone who has spent a lot of time in euroland, this is indeed often the case.  the one that really sent me for a loop was when i visited an ex-girlfriend in northern germany with whom i had hopes of rekindling the relationship but she was dating someone else so there was no interest.  i still had a great time hanging out with her, but on the second day we went to the beach and she stripped down and laid out on the sand.  t'was... weird.  nay, awkward.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 13, 2015, 12:03:59 pm
^so I assume you did the same?  ;D
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 13, 2015, 12:04:13 pm
No, this isn't nude sunbathing. It's specifically people who have barely met stripping naked, getting in a natural body of water, and having sex in the middle of the day. It's happened like 3 times in 4 episodes!
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: vansmack on July 13, 2015, 01:00:17 pm
as someone who has spent a lot of time in euroland, this is indeed often the case.  the one that really sent me for a loop was when i visited an ex-girlfriend in northern germany with whom i had hopes of rekindling the relationship but she was dating someone else so there was no interest.  i still had a great time hanging out with her, but on the second day we went to the beach and she stripped down and laid out on the sand.  t'was... weird.  nay, awkward.

Beautiful story.  I even teared up a little...
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: sweetcell on July 13, 2015, 02:29:55 pm
^so I assume you did the same?  ;D

when in rome...

(or in this case, kiel)

like i said, awkward, but i didn't want to stick out like a sore thumb.  pun intentional.

 
Beautiful story.  I even teared up a little...

from laughing so much? ;D
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: vansmack on July 13, 2015, 02:48:55 pm

 
Beautiful story.  I even teared up a little...

from laughing so much? ;D

No, because in my version of the story there was a happy ending.  Literally.  And I was so proud of you....
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 13, 2015, 10:25:44 pm
Halt and Catch Fire's first season did a scant few things well - just enough to keep it watchable - but far more worse. Season two, on the other hand, has made a huge jump in quality to the point it's borderline-great. It sits as my second most awaited show weekly in this summer's Sunday night lineup behind True Detective. (And honestly, it's second season has been better then True Detective's 2nd so far).
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on July 14, 2015, 11:07:29 am
Ash vs Evil Dead

Already prestige.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unnLg1TPCYM
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 14, 2015, 11:08:07 am
Ash vs Evil Dead

Already prestige.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unnLg1TPCYM
Arguably the antithesis of prestige. Also, not television, I don't think.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on July 14, 2015, 11:18:29 am
It's going to be on Starz, home of hot Scottish guys and pirates, or so I'm told
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 14, 2015, 11:29:18 am
It's going to be on Starz, home of hot Scottish guys and pirates, or so I'm told
Oh, I thought it was another movie. I don't keep up with nerd crap.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on July 14, 2015, 11:52:14 am
Ash vs Evil Dead

Already prestige.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unnLg1TPCYM
Arguably the antithesis of prestige. Also, not television, I don't think.
Television: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4189022/
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 14, 2015, 12:29:46 pm
Ash vs Evil Dead

Already prestige.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unnLg1TPCYM
nice!
probably would go under the nerd/comic thread

'let the boom stick do the talking'
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Yada on July 14, 2015, 12:31:39 pm
(http://www.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2015613/rs_464x749-150713190231-634.Bethenny-Frankel-Eric-Stonestreet.ms.071315.jpg)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 14, 2015, 12:34:54 pm
(http://www.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2015613/rs_464x749-150713190231-634.Bethenny-Frankel-Eric-Stonestreet.ms.071315.jpg)
Wait..He's gay and she's a real Housewife
I'm confused
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Yada on July 14, 2015, 12:42:30 pm
(http://www.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2015613/rs_464x749-150713190231-634.Bethenny-Frankel-Eric-Stonestreet.ms.071315.jpg)
Wait..He's gay and she's a real Housewife
I'm confused


I have it on good authority that she's bangin' him right in the milkshitter.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 14, 2015, 12:42:52 pm
Wait..He's a hambeast
FTFY.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on July 14, 2015, 01:49:06 pm
He's not gay. His gay tv husband is really gay. But, that guy is married to a woman.

Anyone watch Rectify?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 14, 2015, 01:51:56 pm
Anyone watch Rectify?
Kosmo and I have discussed it in the thread like a page back.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 14, 2015, 01:54:18 pm
He's not gay. His gay tv husband is really gay. But, that guy is married to a woman.

Anyone watch Rectify?
i was joking, that was the point
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on July 14, 2015, 02:07:50 pm
http://www.thriftytown.com/
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 14, 2015, 02:08:55 pm
http://www.thriftytown.com/
Would you say you're a management applicant?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on July 14, 2015, 03:21:59 pm
Ash vs Evil Dead

Already prestige.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unnLg1TPCYM
nice!
probably would go under the nerd/comic thread

'let the boom stick do the talking'
But it's for sure Prestige Television. I'll give it the nerd thing. Wouldn't it be considered more of a cult classic? I guess cults are for nerds with all the other weird shit that's considered "cult classics"
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on August 05, 2015, 10:26:36 am
Wet Hot American Summer

- had some funny stuff...but really not that great
Michael Showalter is just annoying
as is Ken Marino (who I just found out lived in my home town?!)

But Paul Rudd is hysterical
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 05, 2015, 10:36:37 am
But Paul Rudd is hysterical
That guy is always funny and never seems to age a day. I'm fairly convinced that somewhere in his house there's a painting of himself as a 60-year-old man.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: walk,on,by on August 05, 2015, 11:57:48 am
wet hot American, bummer
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on August 05, 2015, 02:28:28 pm
Wet Hot American Summer

- had some funny stuff...but really not that great
Michael Showalter is just annoying
as is Ken Marino (who I just found out lived in my home town?!)

But Paul Rudd is hysterical
So, it was just like the movie? Have it on my list to watch. Looking forward to seeing all the old, fat people and Paul Rudd looking exactly the same.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on August 06, 2015, 09:27:27 am
Have we talked about Mr. Robot? It's becoming one of my favorites of the year.

Paul Rudd is too cute. I will always heart him. Just listened to the Nerdist podcast with him and it's great.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on August 06, 2015, 09:27:47 am
Difficult People - very funny stuff!

It's like they put Julian's mind in NYC
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 11, 2015, 09:15:23 pm
Pretty Little Liars just threw down the most insane episode of television ever. Like Twin Peaks season two finale crazy. I. . . do not know what to say.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on August 12, 2015, 01:22:33 pm
Actually rather enjoying Wet Hot American Summer. It's absolutely absurd. Bojack Horseman has also been a treat in its 2nd season.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 24, 2015, 01:32:38 pm
Show Me A Hero is fantastic.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on August 25, 2015, 08:23:07 am
Show Me A Hero is fantastic.

Excited to start watching this.

Sad this week is the last Mr. Robot for a while. What an enjoyable show.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 25, 2015, 08:57:21 am
Sad this week is the last Mr. Robot for a while. What an enjoyable show.
I totally missed this phenomenon because I thought it was pop sci-fi trash and sci-fi is a total anathema. The general "holy crap"-ness it has apparently thrown AV Club and Hollywood Prospectus into leads me to believe I have made a misstep.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 30, 2015, 10:23:52 pm
If Show Me A Hero doesn't basically sweep the Best Miniseries category awards at the next Emmys, someone needs to explain that to me.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: ggw on August 31, 2015, 10:48:11 am
There Is Simply Too Much on Television (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/business/fx-chief-ignites-soul-searching-about-the-boom-in-scripted-tv.html)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on August 31, 2015, 02:00:46 pm
Sad this week is the last Mr. Robot for a while. What an enjoyable show.
I totally missed this phenomenon because I thought it was pop sci-fi trash and sci-fi is a total anathema. The general "holy crap"-ness it has apparently thrown AV Club and Hollywood Prospectus into leads me to believe I have made a misstep.

Yes. I was skeptical, but it's one of the best things I've watched in quite some time.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on September 07, 2015, 06:17:39 pm
i'm not normally a fan of Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, but Documentary Now! is hilarious.   From the Helen Mirren intro onward it's funny stuff.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Space Freely on September 17, 2015, 09:46:02 am
Rectify is so well done, caught up with season 2 and start of season 3 this weekend.  If you going to watch it, I highly recommend you catch up on the first two seasons first.  Totally doing in my head at the moment... One of the few shows that allows the viewer to figure out what's going on without hitting you over the head all the time.

So I watched episode 1 of Rectify, and I'm wondering if I should continue. My recent favorite shows (Breaking Bad, Justified, The Americans, Homeland) typically have quite a bit more action and more interesting and appealing (in both bad and good ways) characters than I saw on display in episode 1...which seemed a bit bland/slow for characters/plot.

Does it get better, or does my reaction to episode 1 predict what I'd think of the whole show?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 17, 2015, 09:50:51 am
Rectify is one of my very favorite shows on TV, but it is (intentionally) very slow moving. We're thru three seasons and we're literally like 2.5 weeks after episode 1 in the show's timeline.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: ggw on September 17, 2015, 11:01:47 am
"Rectify, a new series about a Georgia man who is freed after 19 years on death row, traces the history of the Sundance Channel in reverse.  For about an episode and a quarter, it?s very good television.  But over the rest of its six-episode first season it resembles nothing so much as a bad indie film, the kind of slow and tepid bummer that used to fill Sundance?s late nights and afternoons when it was a full-time movie channel."
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 17, 2015, 11:18:20 am
"Rectify, a new series about a Georgia man who is freed after 19 years on death row, traces the history of the Sundance Channel in reverse.  For about an episode and a quarter, it?s very good television.  But over the rest of its six-episode first season it resembles nothing so much as a bad indie film, the kind of slow and tepid bummer that used to fill Sundance?s late nights and afternoons when it was a full-time movie channel."
I applaud your ability to go to metacritic, search the show, see it has a score in the 80s and a "Universal Acclaim" tag, and skip over the 25 positive professional reviews to cherry pick one of only two negative ones. That's very GGW of you.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: ggw on September 17, 2015, 11:39:58 am
Show Me A Hero is fantastic.

"Sledgehammer touches like this accumulate rapidly by the dozens in Show Me a Hero. The scene is characteristic of Haggis, a tediously literal-minded black-and-white moralist whose films render even Ron Howard's middling brand of preachy cinematic tapioca spicy by comparison. Directing all six episodes, Haggis makes his usual inadvertently condescending fetish of the gritty white middle-class, which is meant to contrast with his insidiously patronizing sanctification of struggling blacks and Hispanics as imperiled lambs forever lecturing one another for their crimes or accidentally breeding whenever one of them so much as feints toward a sexual gesture. Haggis's ?empathy? with the marginalized is offensively defensive, serving to color them into the very ?other? corner that the miniseries is attempting to deconstruct. The narrative's elliptical structure (each episode is set several months apart, cumulatively spanning several years from the late 1980s to the early 1990s) ensures that the non-white characters are scrambling from one situational extremis to another, embodying a white-perceived cliché of their lives as chiefly composed of squabbling and tragedy."
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 17, 2015, 11:48:54 am
"Sledgehammer touches like this accumulate rapidly by the dozens in Show Me a Hero. The scene is characteristic of Haggis, a tediously literal-minded black-and-white moralist whose films render even Ron Howard's middling brand of preachy cinematic tapioca spicy by comparison. Directing all six episodes, Haggis makes his usual inadvertently condescending fetish of the gritty white middle-class, which is meant to contrast with his insidiously patronizing sanctification of struggling blacks and Hispanics as imperiled lambs forever lecturing one another for their crimes or accidentally breeding whenever one of them so much as feints toward a sexual gesture. Haggis's ?empathy? with the marginalized is offensively defensive, serving to color them into the very ?other? corner that the miniseries is attempting to deconstruct. The narrative's elliptical structure (each episode is set several months apart, cumulatively spanning several years from the late 1980s to the early 1990s) ensures that the non-white characters are scrambling from one situational extremis to another, embodying a white-perceived cliché of their lives as chiefly composed of squabbling and tragedy."
I applaud your ability to go to metacritic, search the show, see it has a score in the 80s and a "Universal Acclaim" tag, and skip over the 30 positive professional reviews to cherry pick the only negative one. That's very GGW of you.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on September 17, 2015, 11:57:38 am
Show Me a Hero was great until the most recent one I watched. Maybe it gets better in the last few episodes, but the teenager getting pregnant, her boyfriend then getting arrested. The woman on crack..I mean who is going to get shot? The old lady? The latino's kids? It's turning into Crash (which sucked).

Oh well.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on September 24, 2015, 10:28:54 pm
nice choice of lou reed in the opener of season two of gotham
looking forward to this season
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on October 06, 2015, 04:35:00 pm
whew, gotham has been brutal this season!

also anyone excited for this...could be awesome...could suck really bad

Vinyl (http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/watch-scorsese-jaggers-vinyl-trailer-sex-drugs-punk-mafia-20151005)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: kosmo vinyl on October 06, 2015, 07:33:40 pm
How brilliant is Last Man On Earth, I'm surprised it hasn't been cancelled seeing as it's far to clever for it's own good...
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 07, 2015, 10:37:46 am
whew, gotham has been brutal this season!

also anyone excited for this...could be awesome...could suck really bad

Vinyl (http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/watch-scorsese-jaggers-vinyl-trailer-sex-drugs-punk-mafia-20151005)
I was tempted to watch this, seeing as how it was supposed to be an origin for Gordon and what not, but how can they introduce all these villains when Bruce Wayne is like 9 and Selina is 10? Are they just throwing out the current DCU and making up their own? Which, I guess is totally fine, but didn't it defeat their original purpose...
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 08, 2015, 02:42:06 pm
Halt And Catch Fire got renewed for a third season.  :o

It's still near miraculous the uptick in quality between the first season and second.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Got Haggis? on October 08, 2015, 03:23:42 pm
the first episode of Homeland was ok - except for the hacking scenes - oh were they terrible.  they need to learn from Mr. Robot.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 08, 2015, 03:44:35 pm
the first episode of Homeland was ok - except for the hacking scenes - oh were they terrible.  they need to learn from Mr. Robot.

Virtually all depictions of hacking are ludicrous, to be fair.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: killsaly on October 08, 2015, 04:19:53 pm
http://www.cracked.com/article_19160_8-scenes-that-prove-hollywood-doesnt-get-technology.html

http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-things-movies-always-get-wrong-about-computer-hackers/

http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-1262-5-hacking-myths-you-probably-believe-thanks-to-movies.html

http://www.cracked.com/video_18953_5-stupid-things-movies-believe-about-hacking.html
(video)

Hollywood does not understand hacking, or tech in general really.

My favorite is from the first link:
Quote
#8. NCIS -- Two People Sharing a Keyboard

Let's assume you know absolutely nothing about computers. Let's say you've never even touched one, but only know them based on what others have relayed to you second-hand. You would still find this scene impossibly stupid.

So it's the navy cop show NCIS, and they're under a hacker attack!

The hot goth chick starts hammering away at her keyboard as dozens of windows erupt on her screen, looking like she's trying to close all of the porn popups before her mom walks in and catches her.

Another agent enters the lab, and something so stupid happens that I can't even understand how the actors didn't put a stop to it in mid-shoot: Both people start feverishly typing on the same keyboard.

One character takes all of the letters from G to the left. And the other from H to the right. I'm guessing that they just worked so well together that he just knew when she needed him to hit the A; and she just felt it when he needed to hit Enter? Who got the space bar? As fast as they were hammering that keyboard, it would have had the same exact effect if one of them had just started slamming their entire palm across it and screaming like a frightened chimp.

Man, we are off to a fucking horrible start here -- what can we expect from an industry that doesn't understand how keyboards work despite using them on a daily basis to type the scripts?




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Post by: K8teebug on October 09, 2015, 08:05:17 am
Show Me a Hero was great until the most recent one I watched. Maybe it gets better in the last few episodes, but the teenager getting pregnant, her boyfriend then getting arrested. The woman on crack..I mean who is going to get shot? The old lady? The latino's kids? It's turning into Crash (which sucked).

Oh well.

This started out great but just devolved into complete stereotype Paul Haggis nonsense. Awful.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 09, 2015, 10:57:44 am
I fucking loved Cracked. They have some seriously hilarious writers on there. Just when I think I've read them all they have the "classics" on the right side. So good.
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Post by: killsaly on October 09, 2015, 12:53:44 pm
I also love Cracked.  I read it everyday, listen to their podcasts, and watch their videos.

I love how they revitalized that brand.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 09, 2015, 03:09:36 pm
Good for them. I used to enjoy reading their stuff more than Mad when I was a kid. Always thought "Oh man, Mad is going to kill Cracked with their TV show." lol.
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Post by: ggw on October 15, 2015, 07:03:47 pm
A group of artists hired to paint walls on the set of Homeland with graffiti in Arabic wrote messages including, "Homeland is racist." (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/16/world/europe/homeland-arabic-graffiti.html)

(http://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/10/16/world/16homeland-web/16homeland-web-master675.jpg)
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on November 24, 2015, 11:57:05 pm
can someone calmly reassure me that Vinyl is going to be as awesome as I think it's going to be
or am I just a sucker for a well made promo
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Post by: Space Freely on December 04, 2015, 12:42:03 pm
Any opinions on Jessica Jones?

One episode in for me...first episode wasn't great, but I'm willing to give it a few more episodes.

The lead actress is pretty. I always confuse her with the girl from Masters of Sex.
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Post by: killsaly on December 04, 2015, 12:53:51 pm
Scream Queens rules.
(http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/CQZa4t3aO2Ax.gif)
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 04, 2015, 12:57:23 pm
Scream Queens rules.
(http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/CQZa4t3aO2Ax.gif)
It's been a hilarious campy ride, but it's jumping the shark so badly.
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Post by: K8teebug on December 04, 2015, 01:02:50 pm
can someone calmly reassure me that Vinyl is going to be as awesome as I think it's going to be
or am I just a sucker for a well made promo

I feel the same way. Terrance Winter. That's what I keep saying to myself.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 07, 2015, 11:49:53 am
Any opinions on Jessica Jones?

One episode in for me...first episode wasn't great, but I'm willing to give it a few more episodes.

The lead actress is pretty. I always confuse her with the girl from Masters of Sex.
Burned through the first 10 episodes last week. Super captivating, super stressful TV lol. I thought Daredevil was hands down my favorite show of the year, but man, as Jessica Jones goes on it really starts firing on all cylinders. Excited to finish it up and see how it is. It also leads me to want to see more Marvel TV shows.

I've had an odd thing for this actress since I saw her on Breaking Bad.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 07, 2015, 11:51:07 am
The Leftovers season 2 was one of the most interesting seasons of television I've seen in a long time.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on December 07, 2015, 12:07:48 pm
Any opinions on Jessica Jones?

One episode in for me...first episode wasn't great, but I'm willing to give it a few more episodes.

The lead actress is pretty. I always confuse her with the girl from Masters of Sex.
Burned through the first 10 episodes last week. Super captivating, super stressful TV lol. I thought Daredevil was hands down my favorite show of the year, but man, as Jessica Jones goes on it really starts firing on all cylinders. Excited to finish it up and see how it is. It also leads me to want to see more Marvel TV shows.

I've had an odd thing for this actress since I saw her on Breaking Bad.
Hadn't even heard about this...nice as I've got nothing in the queue to watch lately
I loved DD and really look forward to the next season, but wondering if the rest of the viewing audience had the same opinion as us?

Looking forward to Punisher done by Jon Bernthal
(http://i.imgur.com/WIkIHyg.png)
Will they break out Electra ...I think they will
I want more Stick as well (ok, I know this is lobbing one out there)
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Post by: bearman🐻 on December 07, 2015, 02:08:25 pm
The Leftovers season 2 was one of the most interesting seasons of television I've seen in a long time.

That's how I feel about Fargo season 2. Stunningly great TV.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 07, 2015, 02:10:41 pm
The Leftovers season 2 was one of the most interesting seasons of television I've seen in a long time.

That's how I feel about Fargo season 2. Stunningly great TV.
Fargo season 2 is a much better season of television than Leftovers season 2, but I find Leftovers to be more "interesting" because it is such an odd, odd collection of (mostly great) choices.

Fargo has been so good.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 07, 2015, 02:46:30 pm
Any opinions on Jessica Jones?

One episode in for me...first episode wasn't great, but I'm willing to give it a few more episodes.

The lead actress is pretty. I always confuse her with the girl from Masters of Sex.
Burned through the first 10 episodes last week. Super captivating, super stressful TV lol. I thought Daredevil was hands down my favorite show of the year, but man, as Jessica Jones goes on it really starts firing on all cylinders. Excited to finish it up and see how it is. It also leads me to want to see more Marvel TV shows.

I've had an odd thing for this actress since I saw her on Breaking Bad.
Hadn't even heard about this...nice as I've got nothing in the queue to watch lately
I loved DD and really look forward to the next season, but wondering if the rest of the viewing audience had the same opinion as us?

Looking forward to Punisher done by Jon Bernthal
(http://i.imgur.com/WIkIHyg.png)
Will they break out Electra ...I think they will
I want more Stick as well (ok, I know this is lobbing one out there)
The grittiness of DD makes me beyond giddy to see The Punisher brought into that universe. Especially since the violence seems to be no holds barred in DD and in JJ. It's super surprising just seeing how Marvel has treated the movies and TV shows on basic TV/cable vs their Netflix shows. The violence in JJ gets disturbing at some points. Can't wait to finish it!
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Post by: shemptiness on December 07, 2015, 03:26:59 pm
The Leftovers season 2 was one of the most interesting seasons of television I've seen in a long time.

That's how I feel about Fargo season 2. Stunningly great TV.

Agreed.  I'm loving season 2 as much as I did season 1.  Sorry it's so near the end.  Happy happy happy that it has been picked up for a third season.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 07, 2015, 03:28:11 pm
The Leftovers season 2 was one of the most interesting seasons of television I've seen in a long time.

That's how I feel about Fargo season 2. Stunningly great TV.

Agreed.  I'm loving season 2 as much as I did season 1.  Sorry it's so near the end.  Happy happy happy that it has been picked up for a third season.
I thought Season 2 was significantly better than the first.
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Post by: K8teebug on December 08, 2015, 09:09:02 am
The Leftovers and Fargo are some of the best tv I've seen in a while.

Meanwhile, The Walking Dead just gets more boring by the second.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 09, 2015, 01:03:53 pm
Finished Jessica Jones. Worth the watch. The ending and arc of Daredevil was overall better, but JJ was still worth the watch. I won't spoil anything but the last episode if pretty fun!
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Post by: walk,on,by on December 09, 2015, 01:08:49 pm
I stopped daredevil about five episodes in.  so it is worth the continue on?  and I keep hearing about this Jessica jones, but its hard to watch yet another series.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on December 09, 2015, 01:11:04 pm
Daredevil's semi slow burn and payoff is awesome. They kind of tried it with Jessica Jones but it turns into way more of a cat & mouse game... I like the sort of "origin" story of Daredevil in that series. In JJ she's already kind of established. I think they're both worth watching. If you finish Daredevil you should definitely follow it with Jessica Jones.

They both take place in the same neighborhood!
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Post by: walk,on,by on December 09, 2015, 01:12:11 pm
thank you, kind sir.  I will watch one this evening, then.
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Post by: K8teebug on December 10, 2015, 12:47:09 pm
Finished Jessica Jones. Worth the watch. The ending and arc of Daredevil was overall better, but JJ was still worth the watch. I won't spoil anything but the last episode if pretty fun!

I'm 4 episodes in. I didn't read the comic, but I'm liking it, even though it is really stressing me out! I don't watch Dr. Who, but I loved the Killgrave actor in Broadchurch.

And...maybe I should not have looked at the comics.
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Post by: Space Freely on December 10, 2015, 01:20:58 pm
Finished Jessica Jones. Worth the watch. The ending and arc of Daredevil was overall better, but JJ was still worth the watch. I won't spoil anything but the last episode if pretty fun!

I'm 4 episodes in. I didn't read the comic, but I'm liking it, even though it is really stressing me out! I don't watch Dr. Who, but I loved the Killgrave actor in Broadchurch.

And...maybe I should not have looked at the comics.

Two episodes in and both my wife and I are bored. I think we just aren't into superhero or comic based films or shows.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on December 10, 2015, 01:47:03 pm
Finished Jessica Jones. Worth the watch. The ending and arc of Daredevil was overall better, but JJ was still worth the watch. I won't spoil anything but the last episode if pretty fun!

I'm 4 episodes in. I didn't read the comic, but I'm liking it, even though it is really stressing me out! I don't watch Dr. Who, but I loved the Killgrave actor in Broadchurch.

And...maybe I should not have looked at the comics.
watched three last night and I'm hooked.  Acting, story and cinematography are all great IMO
Never read or heard of the comic.  But it's great and the super hero part seems like a pretty small part of the story (that may change)

Killgrave is a great character in general, mind controlling people to do your bidding!

Also, superhero sex!  seems like a first to me and pretty graphic (for a tv show) to boot  Episode 3 they bang like four times


With DD, I grew up just entranced with how Frank Miller changed the way I (and everyone else) looked at comics, heroes (or anti-heroes) and the dark stories you could tell.  His characters were so different than any other comic at the time.  Stick and Electra as well as the reboot of the punisher and other good/bad guys 
And just the way he depicted this dark NY like no one before...Hell's Kitchen!

Most people's exposure to Miller was the Dark Knight, but for me DD always has a special place

  Nowadays seems very normal, but back then comics were still pretty one dimensional.  This series is doing a great job at bringing that to the screen...which the Movie (ben unaffected) did an horrendous job of.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on December 10, 2015, 02:27:19 pm
Also JJ quite possibly has my favorite line from any tv show
"I don't give a bag of dicks what kinky shit you're into, just be into it quietly,"
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 28, 2015, 12:00:34 pm
Making A Murderer was a mixed bag. Captivating for first 5-6 episodes but sort of petered out predictably. Sad story.
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Post by: K8teebug on January 04, 2016, 03:44:37 pm
very very sad.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 04, 2016, 03:57:31 pm
Master of None and Casual have been very good IMO
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 04, 2016, 03:59:42 pm
Master of None and Casual have been very good IMO
I could not get into either of these despite repeated efforts.
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 04, 2016, 04:09:58 pm
I just fell in love, with person of interest. 
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 04, 2016, 04:37:24 pm
I just fell in love, with person of interest. 
I fell in love with Person of Interest about 5 years ago. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbZKQIUZvM)
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 04, 2016, 05:29:16 pm
Omg, that was horrible, Julian. Jesus. I feel like dean ween right now.
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Post by: eltee on January 04, 2016, 10:45:57 pm
Any opinions on Jessica Jones?

One episode in for me...first episode wasn't great, but I'm willing to give it a few more episodes.

The lead actress is pretty. I always confuse her with the girl from Masters of Sex.
Burned through the first 10 episodes last week. Super captivating, super stressful TV lol. I thought Daredevil was hands down my favorite show of the year, but man, as Jessica Jones goes on it really starts firing on all cylinders. Excited to finish it up and see how it is. It also leads me to want to see more Marvel TV shows.

I've had an odd thing for this actress since I saw her on Breaking Bad.
She was great in the b**** in 23B
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 05, 2016, 12:07:09 pm
Master of None and Casual have been very good IMO
Master Of None hit me right in the feels.

Tried getting into Sense8 and just can't. Got about 3 episodes in and it just comes off so preachy and... I can't connect with any of the characters. The blonde DJ chick looks exactly like one of my friends.
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Post by: killsaly on January 05, 2016, 12:33:02 pm
Anybody else hyped for Fuller House next month??!?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 05, 2016, 12:41:54 pm
Anybody else hyped for Fuller House next month??!?
You got it, dude!
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Post by: killsaly on January 05, 2016, 12:43:55 pm
Cut! It! Out!
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Post by: Space Freely on January 05, 2016, 12:47:12 pm
Does anybody here watch Louie?

I always wonder how Louie and his African-American ex-wife produced two Caucasian children. Do they ever address that oddity? Is the implication that the two girls are adopted?
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 05, 2016, 12:49:17 pm
I work with someone, who is white as snow, and her father is black and her mother was white.  it happens.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 05, 2016, 12:53:26 pm
Does anybody here watch Louie?

I always wonder how Louie and his African-American ex-wife produced two Caucasian children. Do they ever address that oddity? Is the implication that the two girls are adopted?

This answers my question, sort of.

http://www.businessinsider.com/louie-why-janet-and-kids-different-races-2014-9

It makes about as much sense as Fisher Stevens playing an Indian guy.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 05, 2016, 12:54:50 pm
I work with someone, who is white as snow, and her father is black and her mother was white.  it happens.

Hard to believe the father would buy that li(n)e.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 05, 2016, 12:58:36 pm
I work with someone, who is white as snow, and her father is black and her mother was white.  it happens.
What color, is, the mailman?
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 05, 2016, 01:03:13 pm
I work with someone, who is white as snow, and her father is black and her mother was white.  it happens.
What color, is, the mailman?
I think you mean "Mail Person" and THEY don't identify as either of those. Quit imposing your heterosexuality on people you don't know.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 05, 2016, 01:04:54 pm
I think you mean "Mail Person" and THEY don't identify as either of those.
How did the hypothetical non-male "mail person" impregnate the wife in this story?
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 05, 2016, 01:07:38 pm
Does anybody here watch Louie?

I always wonder how Louie and his African-American ex-wife produced two Caucasian children. Do they ever address that oddity? Is the implication that the two girls are adopted?
my understanding is the 'wife' in the series changes from time to time

but the two girls are his actual kids (and they are awesome in it)
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 05, 2016, 02:15:02 pm
I think you mean "Mail Person" and THEY don't identify as either of those.
How did the hypothetical non-male "mail person" impregnate the wife in this story?
That's their personal life. Stay out of it.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 07, 2016, 12:41:37 pm
DD season 2
3/18/16
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 07, 2016, 01:07:24 pm
DD season 2
3/18/16
YAS
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 08, 2016, 10:31:21 am
Deadwood returning. . . in pogmovie form! (http://tvline.com/2016/01/07/deadwood-movie-reunion-hbo-premiere-date/)
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Post by: killsaly on January 08, 2016, 12:59:13 pm
WHY CANT IT BE CARNIVALE????????
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 08, 2016, 01:01:20 pm
WHY CANT IT BE CARNIVALE????????

I would be down with that too.
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Post by: killsaly on January 08, 2016, 01:02:19 pm
I was so disappointed with how that series ended. 
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Post by: Space Freely on January 08, 2016, 01:07:25 pm
DD season 2
3/18/16

Dungeons and Dragons?
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 17, 2016, 08:34:49 pm
Jessice Jones Renewed for another season
and Black Mirror too!
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 18, 2016, 04:14:49 pm
Jessice Jones Renewed for another season
and Black Mirror too!
So how long before we get new Black Mirror on Netflix? Thought the Christmas special was awesome/depressing af/totally Black Mirror-ish.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 19, 2016, 10:42:07 am
Billions was a lot. . . less terrible. . . than I thought it would be. I will stick with it for a second episode.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 21, 2016, 11:43:40 pm
Billions
took in the first episode last night and I must say I enjoyed it
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 22, 2016, 10:19:58 am
Billions
took in the first episode last night and I must say I enjoyed it

Yeah, I like Giamatti but the previews just made it look so over-the-top schmaltz. I mean that whole "what's the point of having fuck you money if you never say fuck you" line they hammered a trillion times in the previews is just so bad. It's like something someone who thinks Scarface is the best film ever would think was bad ass. But it was surprisingly tight and came out fully formed, especially for a pilot. It's still a vehicle for Giamatti and Damian Lewis to chew up scenes with a nanscent plot behind it, but it surpassed my expectations.

The S&M subplot I'm already tired of.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 22, 2016, 12:39:16 pm
anyone heard about this http://www.americanepic.com/ (http://www.americanepic.com/)

sounds awesome

Executive produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White.

American Epic, three-part historical documentary and The American Epic Sessions, a feature-length recording studio film will air in early 2016 on PBS and BBC Arena.
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Post by: killsaly on January 25, 2016, 09:14:24 pm
http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/miley-cyrus-to-star-in-woody-allens-new-tv-series/
Woody Allen plus Miley Cyrus has to equal prestige...
(https://media.giphy.com/media/KKLLLOcxksVAA/giphy.gif)
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on January 25, 2016, 10:19:02 pm
x-files the second episode was great
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 26, 2016, 12:28:24 pm
Watched F Is For Family on Netflix over the blizzard weekend and thought it was pretty dang funny. Was upset it was only 6 episodes.
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Post by: killsaly on January 26, 2016, 12:38:51 pm
I was wanting to start that soon... So Netflix scores another awesome original show (especially a cartoon)..
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 26, 2016, 12:59:54 pm
Pretty good. They cuss A LOTT, but Bill Burr and Justin Long are great. It kind of hits the dark and heavy tones like Bojack Horseman, but I think I actually got more laughs out of F than I did from Bojack.

PS I LOVE Bojack
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Post by: Space Freely on January 27, 2016, 02:59:51 pm
So Aziz Ansari has to have the most annoying voice of any comedian since Gilbert Gotfried. So offputting.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 27, 2016, 03:00:41 pm
Pretty good. They cuss A LOTT, but Bill Burr and Justin Long are great. It kind of hits the dark and heavy tones like Bojack Horseman, but I think I actually got more laughs out of F than I did from Bojack.

PS I LOVE Bojack

I hate Bojack and F is For Family. But I really, really love King of the Hill. Though Bill Burr does some good standup.
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Post by: killsaly on January 27, 2016, 03:19:49 pm
What does King of the Hill have to do with Bojack or F is for Family?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 27, 2016, 03:24:43 pm
What does King of the Hill have to do with Bojack or F is for Family?
Its also not prestige television.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 27, 2016, 03:27:56 pm
What does King of the Hill have to do with Bojack or F is for Family?

Duh. They're all cartoons about trashy white people (or horses) made for adults.
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Post by: killsaly on January 27, 2016, 04:00:27 pm
He is a horseman, not a horse, man.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 27, 2016, 04:02:55 pm
He is a horseman, not a horse, man.


I watched the first episode of each season and found it to be more of a skunk than a horse.
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Post by: killsaly on January 27, 2016, 04:05:37 pm
I saw them all.  ;D  ;D  8)  :o  :)  ;)
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Post by: walk,on,by on January 27, 2016, 11:24:31 pm
that making a murder thing on Netflix, is a pile of shit.  I spit on it.  when they talked about how that guy tortured and killed a cat when he was younger, and he just blamed it on "hanging out with the wrong people" I knew I had seen enough.  fuck that guy.  fuck that show.  fuck Netflix.  fuck television.

and fuck, that guys beard, when he got out of prison, at the start of the show.
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Post by: killsaly on January 28, 2016, 12:49:23 am
What?  The beard at the beginning was the best thing about the four episodes I was able to watch before I gave up on it.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 28, 2016, 08:10:59 am
that making a murder thing on Netflix, is a pile of shit.  I spit on it.  when they talked about how that guy tortured and killed a cat when he was younger, and he just blamed it on "hanging out with the wrong people" I knew I had seen enough.  fuck that guy.  fuck that show.  fuck Netflix.  fuck television.

and fuck, that guys beard, when he got out of prison, at the start of the show.

Walky, you've done it again. Best post ever on the internet.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 28, 2016, 09:37:27 am
that making a murder thing on Netflix, is a pile of shit.  I spit on it.  when they talked about how that guy tortured and killed a cat when he was younger, and he just blamed it on "hanging out with the wrong people" I knew I had seen enough.  fuck that guy.  fuck that show.  fuck Netflix.  fuck television.

and fuck, that guys beard, when he got out of prison, at the start of the show.

Walky, you've done it again. Best post ever on the internet.

It is a unique and interesting perspective that has made me rethink a pop culture touchstone.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 28, 2016, 12:02:05 pm
So Aziz Ansari has to have the most annoying voice of any comedian since Gilbert Gotfried. So offputting.
Wow, never heard anyone complain about Aziz's voice, let alone compare it to Godfried. I feel like he's not everyone's cup of tea, but his first 2 stand up specials are 10 star comedy specials.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 28, 2016, 12:11:51 pm
So Aziz Ansari has to have the most annoying voice of any comedian since Gilbert Gotfried. So offputting.
Wow, never heard anyone complain about Aziz's voice, let alone compare it to Godfried. I feel like he's not everyone's cup of tea, but his first 2 stand up specials are 10 star comedy specials.
I find him horrifically non-funny. I do not understand his appeal. If he was a white guy, he'd work at McDonalds.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 28, 2016, 04:43:31 pm
So Aziz Ansari has to have the most annoying voice of any comedian since Gilbert Gotfried. So offputting.
Wow, never heard anyone complain about Aziz's voice, let alone compare it to Godfried. I feel like he's not everyone's cup of tea, but his first 2 stand up specials are 10 star comedy specials.
I find him horrifically non-funny. I do not understand his appeal. If he was a white guy, he'd work at McDonalds.
I disagree...but I do think part of his appeal is he talks and acts very white
some of his series is him getting pissed off when he is playing a role and they want him to do the indian accent

but he is funny, I can understand not everyone's cup of Darjeeling
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Post by: Space Freely on January 28, 2016, 04:53:28 pm
So Aziz Ansari has to have the most annoying voice of any comedian since Gilbert Gotfried. So offputting.
Wow, never heard anyone complain about Aziz's voice, let alone compare it to Godfried. I feel like he's not everyone's cup of tea, but his first 2 stand up specials are 10 star comedy specials.
I find him horrifically non-funny. I do not understand his appeal. If he was a white guy, he'd work at McDonalds.

But since he's an Indian guy with a Business degree from NYU, it's more likely he'd be owning a chain of Dunkin Donuts.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 28, 2016, 04:54:12 pm
So Aziz Ansari has to have the most annoying voice of any comedian since Gilbert Gotfried. So offputting.
Wow, never heard anyone complain about Aziz's voice, let alone compare it to Godfried. I feel like he's not everyone's cup of tea, but his first 2 stand up specials are 10 star comedy specials.
I find him horrifically non-funny. I do not understand his appeal. If he was a white guy, he'd work at McDonalds.
I disagree...but I do think part of his appeal is he talks and acts very white
some of his series is him getting pissed off when he is playing a role and they want him to do the indian accent

but he is funny, I can understand not everyone's cup of Darjeeling
In one of his comedy specials he mentions something about "I'm stealing all your jobs! The last 3 characters I played were named Randy, Tom, and Eugene!"

I became a fan of his after seeing his stand up comedy stuff. His first 2 are so tongue-in-cheek and his stories about Kanye West and R. Kelly are hilarious. Found him even funnier on Parks & Rec and thought Master Of None was great. I can totally see how he can be grating for some people though. I feel like he's way more toned down on Master Of None than anything else he's in. That and Daredevil were my favorites from 2015.
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Post by: Space Freely on January 28, 2016, 08:08:16 pm
So Aziz Ansari has to have the most annoying voice of any comedian since Gilbert Gotfried. So offputting.
Wow, never heard anyone complain about Aziz's voice, let alone compare it to Godfried. I feel like he's not everyone's cup of tea, but his first 2 stand up specials are 10 star comedy specials.

He has the shrill, chirpy voice of an eight year old boy. Which makes it rather disconcerting when seemingly every other line in his comedy special is a variation of "sucking a dick".
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Post by: Justin Tonation on January 28, 2016, 09:45:41 pm
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Get one (https://cottonbureau.com/products/henchman)
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on January 29, 2016, 12:09:54 am
I'd rather get one of these, if I were to buy one

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4uTlsxIiGO4/UY_DbN3aw3I/AAAAAAAAAew/Az0MBlKovz4/s640/goons.png)
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 29, 2016, 11:16:33 am
So Aziz Ansari has to have the most annoying voice of any comedian since Gilbert Gotfried. So offputting.
Wow, never heard anyone complain about Aziz's voice, let alone compare it to Godfried. I feel like he's not everyone's cup of tea, but his first 2 stand up specials are 10 star comedy specials.

He has the shrill, chirpy voice of an eight year old boy. Which makes it rather disconcerting when seemingly every other line in his comedy special is a variation of "sucking a dick".
I don't talk to many 8 year olds so I wouldn't know, but everyone has their opinion! I think he's a funny dude.
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Post by: K8teebug on February 02, 2016, 09:04:53 am
I am loving the X-Files! Such a treat.
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Post by: hutch on February 02, 2016, 09:49:59 am
I am loving the X-Files! Such a treat.

when are you off on Phish tour?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 02, 2016, 05:45:00 pm
This American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson is getting almost universal praise from every media outlet whose seen any of it. . . which is surprising for a Ryan Murphy-helmed project in 2016. Anyone else tuning in tonite to give it a try?
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Post by: killsaly on February 02, 2016, 05:55:07 pm
Any thoughts on Lucifer?  I thought having one of the crime fighting duo, be the devil, was a fun spin on an ofttimes, stagnant genre. 

It supposedly is based on the Vertigo comic, but I am not getting the same vibe.  I havent read Lucifer in forever, so maybe I am wrong.
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Post by: walk,on,by on February 02, 2016, 09:40:30 pm
This American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson is getting almost universal praise from every media outlet whose seen any of it. . . which is surprising for a Ryan Murphy-helmed project in 2016. Anyone else tuning in tonite to give it a try?

so many folks, are talking about this.  so many people, are still obsessed with anything, oj.  fas,cinating.
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Post by: Space Freely on February 09, 2016, 10:06:00 am
As a non-fan of the Foo Fighters, I've been slow in clecking out the Foo Fighters Sonic Highways series. WAtched the first three episodes over the weekend. I'm still not a fan of their music, but damn this series is really, really good. Far better than I was expecting.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 09, 2016, 03:10:00 pm
^^^ great show, but the Foo Fighters are still vanilla ass music.
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Post by: K8teebug on February 10, 2016, 12:04:42 pm
As a non-fan of the Foo Fighters, I've been slow in clecking out the Foo Fighters Sonic Highways series. WAtched the first three episodes over the weekend. I'm still not a fan of their music, but damn this series is really, really good. Far better than I was expecting.

Totally agree. At least Dave Grohl is using his music popularity for good. Sound City also recommended.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on February 11, 2016, 10:29:17 am
no spoiler...but Broad City season 3
yeah baby, load that bong up!
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 11, 2016, 10:30:21 am
no spoiler...but Broad City season 3
yeah baby, load that bong up!
That show is so funny.
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Post by: K8teebug on February 11, 2016, 12:14:57 pm
Love that show.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 11, 2016, 03:41:45 pm
no spoiler...but Broad City season 3
yeah baby, load that bong up!
That show is so funny.
Binge watched the rest of season 2 during the blizzard. It's crazy how Abby's character went from kind of whiny and annoying to super confident by the end of season 2. Ilana is still the best though. She's....beyond amazing. Can't wait for season 3!
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on February 15, 2016, 04:35:25 pm
so did anyone watch vinyl?

getting some bad headlines from the usual suspects
but I've not seen it or read any of the reviews
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 15, 2016, 04:43:47 pm
so did anyone watch vinyl?

getting some bad headlines from the usual suspects
but I've not seen it or read any of the reviews
tivo'ed but not yet watched. Getting murdered in reviews
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Post by: K8teebug on February 16, 2016, 10:37:12 am
so did anyone watch vinyl?

getting some bad headlines from the usual suspects
but I've not seen it or read any of the reviews

I watched most of it. It is too heavy handed, but I actually like the music.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 16, 2016, 11:21:38 am
Caught up on Better Call Saul over the weekend and caught the season premiere last night. Season premiere seemed like just another episode though. Definitely enjoyed season 1 though!
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on February 16, 2016, 12:34:19 pm
so did anyone watch vinyl?

getting some bad headlines from the usual suspects
but I've not seen it or read any of the reviews

I watched most of it. It is too heavy handed, but I actually like the music.
watched it and liked it.  Found ray ramono annoying, but Andrew Dice Clay was awesome
didn't realize it was 2 hours though, but time flew

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Post by: K8teebug on February 18, 2016, 11:14:17 am
Is anyone else watching OJ? I got sucked in. I have hated most everything Ryan Murphy has done, but I'm liking this. And I really really really didn't want to watch it.
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Post by: Space Freely on February 18, 2016, 11:24:42 am
Caught up on Better Call Saul over the weekend and caught the season premiere last night. Season premiere seemed like just another episode though. Definitely enjoyed season 1 though!

I've watched the first three episodes the last three nights.

It's good, but I find myself consulting the wiki to fully understand what's going on plotwise. Perhaps that's more a sign of my growing senility than a knock on the show.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on February 18, 2016, 11:26:09 am
Is anyone else watching OJ? I got sucked in. I have hated most everything Ryan Murphy has done, but I'm liking this. And I really really really didn't want to watch it.
I'm enjoying it and ditto your thoughts re: Ryan Murphy.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 18, 2016, 03:51:45 pm
Caught up on Better Call Saul over the weekend and caught the season premiere last night. Season premiere seemed like just another episode though. Definitely enjoyed season 1 though!

I've watched the first three episodes the last three nights.

It's good, but I find myself consulting the wiki to fully understand what's going on plotwise. Perhaps that's more a sign of my growing senility than a knock on the show.
The first 3 episodes felt like they were trying to hook everything with "LOOK LOOK ITS A BREAKING BAD SPINOFF" before it found it's feet with Saul's true backstory. The latter half of the season feels like a totally different TV show.

Was curious about the "flash forward" that both season premieres started with, that was never referenced again in season 1. Then they started season 2 with another one.... It was just odd. I guess we'll get more into that as the show goes on.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on February 22, 2016, 10:55:43 am
Binge watched the first 6 episodes of Judd Apatow's "Love" last night. It's entertaining and hooked me, I don't think it has a lot of laughs, but it is entertaining. After seeing her on Community for years, it's nice to see Gillian Jacobs with some grit to her character. Not on the level of Freaks and Geeks. there are some truly cringe-worthy moments, but it's nice to have characters you can root for [unlike Undeclared where almost everyone sucked].
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on February 22, 2016, 10:16:40 pm

watched "vinyl" episodes 1 & 2 last night (free hbo wknd) - you have to suspend disbelief at times, but for music fanatics, it was pretty cool.  there was a mention of "the king biscuit flower hour" which i used to tape surreptitiously on my panasonic cassette recorder, next to my radio.
"peter grant" was smaller than i would have imagined, but he did throw a good tantrum.

yeah, I'm loving it.  Not sure what the hate is all about. 

What I'm not sure about is...most of the scenes (except for the nasty bits stuff...I just found out that Mick Jagger's son!)
Are they done with the original recordings and just get pretty decent lookalikes to do the scenes?  The Otis, Jerry Lee, NYDolls and Velvets I thought were all really great.  They were not perfect, but pretty darn close to the untrained eye.  The Robert Plant was just patently awful, but not everyone can bat 1000 on casting
I think the music selection are top notch too, not just playing the hits.  Really reaching back to some interesting roots music that I had never heard (or at least paid attention to)
like
Bobby Bland?s cover of "I'll Take Care of You"
Lee Dorsey - "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky"(which I thought was a Lou Donaldson song)
the jimmy castor bunch "it's just begun"
ruth brown "mama he treats your daughter mean"
The Del-Tinos- "Nightlife"


Julian Casablancas does a solid velvet's "Run Run Run" and Ammie Mann does a spot on "Yesterday once more"

The sturgill song is good, but its extremely referential, so much so that it doesn't even sound like a Sturg song?

Came across this AWESOME site (http://www.denofgeek.us/tv/vinyl/252756/the-real-history-and-songs-of-hbos-vinyl-a-complete-song-list-and-reference-guide) listing and linking of just about every song played as well as some contextual background.  Hope that bloger keeps that up for the rest of the season


Edit: he says "This is a continuing anthology and will be regularly updated"
also just found his Spotify play list (https://open.spotify.com/user/denofgeek/playlist/62fMVqcrXxAO0QGi5iChae)

also this really happened...not quite as the show depicted, but cool non the less
(http://cdn2.denofgeek.us/sites/denofgeekus/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/2016/02/grand-central-hotel_0.jpg?itok=U83QXA5G)
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Post by: K8teebug on February 23, 2016, 09:11:32 am
On the inside the episode, they recap all the history they referenced. Still need to see ep 2.

I wish that it was just all fiction and they didn't try to have look-a-likes. I think it would make it better.

Holy crap were the last 2 X-Files epic fails. We'll always have episode 3.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on February 23, 2016, 09:40:23 am
Holy crap were the last 2 X-Files epic fails. We'll always have episode 3.
yeah I watched the first two and really was underwhelmed
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Post by: K8teebug on February 23, 2016, 01:17:17 pm
Holy crap were the last 2 X-Files epic fails. We'll always have episode 3.
yeah I watched the first two and really was underwhelmed

Really watch the third one. It's everything that was ever awesome about the show. The rest of the episodes can be thrown out...
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Post by: vansmack on February 23, 2016, 03:50:55 pm
also this really happened...not quite as the show depicted, but cool non the less

At the end of the version on HBOGo (rather than my DVR recorded version) they went through the details of some of the scenes from the pilot, including that one.  It was enjoyable for the writer to point out what inspired him, where he took liberties, and what he hoped the viewers see and hear.
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Post by: killsaly on February 23, 2016, 03:59:00 pm
Binge watched the first 6 episodes of Judd Apatow's "Love" last night.
I need to check out Love...

Colleen Green said this about one of her songs being in the show:
Quote
Hey kids! Catch my song "Wild One" in episode 7 of the new Netflix series LOVE. As usual they've used my music to complement a scene involving sex and/or drug use. I definitely ain't mad although I do think it's irresponsible to show characters having unprotected sex.
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Post by: vansmack on February 23, 2016, 04:08:35 pm
What I'm not sure about is...most of the scenes - Are they done with the original recordings and just get pretty decent lookalikes to do the scenes?  The Otis, Jerry Lee, NYDolls and Velvets I thought were all really great.  They were not perfect, but pretty darn close to the untrained eye.[/url]

Yes, I always enjoy seeing which actors play the look alikes in the credits at the end.  And most, but not all, are the original tracks.


  The Robert Plant was just patently awful, but not everyone can bat 1000 on casting

I never met him obviously, but there are many older journo's who are saying that Plant was actually very extravagant like that back in the day and aren't surprised that many fans are hating that their "hero" is being portrayed that way, even though there's more truth than fiction there.  I'll see if I can find the link.

I think the music selection are top notch too, not just playing the hits.  Really reaching back to some interesting roots music that I had never heard

The soundtrack(s) are available from HBO Shop and are being added to streaming sites one week later.  The plan was to release a new one each week. Someone on Google Play has also started a playlist for all of the songs that appear.  I can't stop listening.


The sturgill song is good, but its extremely referential, so much so that it doesn't even sound like a Sturg song?

It is not what you would expect from Sturgill's first two albums, however, I suspect it's what we'll see in his third album which excites me.  My favorite part of his show is his cover of "Listening to the Rain/Motivator" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pSlCqE6aPA) which just shreds, especially the T-Rex part which is what I think inspired the soundtrack song.


Came across this AWESOME site (http://www.denofgeek.us/tv/vinyl/252756/the-real-history-and-songs-of-hbos-vinyl-a-complete-song-list-and-reference-guide) listing and linking of just about every song played as well as some contextual background.  Hope that bloger keeps that up for the rest of the season

There goes my afternoon.  Wish I had that kind of time on my hands...
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Post by: Bent Reznor on March 02, 2016, 11:29:57 pm
Somehow I am just now catching on to Portlandia.
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Post by: walk,on,by on March 03, 2016, 11:37:51 am
somehow, I just am watching the first episode of its always sunny in Philadelphia.  it was great, cute, and funny.  i'm, in.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 03, 2016, 11:42:45 am
somehow, I just am watching the first episode of its always sunny in Philadelphia.  it was great, cute, and funny.  i'm, in.
It gets much better once Danny DeVito joins in season 2.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 03, 2016, 11:47:43 am
Holy crap were the last 2 X-Files epic fails. We'll always have episode 3.
yeah I watched the first two and really was underwhelmed

Really watch the third one. It's everything that was ever awesome about the show. The rest of the episodes can be thrown out...
finally did and you are right, totally worth it
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 03, 2016, 12:17:40 pm
somehow, I just am watching the first episode of its always sunny in Philadelphia.  it was great, cute, and funny.  i'm, in.
It gets much better once Danny DeVito joins in season 2.
Really? I thought it was one of the few shows to hit the ground running. The characters and premises are absurd from episode 1. I just finished rewatching season 1 and didn't realize how many recurring characters were introduced immediately in season 1 [Waitress, Carmen, Artimus]. I think it kicks into overdrive in season 3 or so. By far my favorite live action comedy series of all time. It's insane how they've kept it up for 10 seasons. Need to catch up on season 11.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 03, 2016, 12:18:38 pm
Somehow I am just now catching on to Portlandia.
The characters are so grating. I absolutely love it. I haven't caught the last season they put up on Netflix, but it's a great show! The cameos on the show are great too.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 03, 2016, 12:27:39 pm
Somehow I am just now catching on to Portlandia.
The characters are so grating. I absolutely love it. I haven't caught the last season they put up on Netflix, but it's a great show! The cameos on the show are great too.
the one with Amiee Mann is priceless
Living in San Francisco...have seen all those characters in real life
The artisanal lightbulb one is still one of my favorites
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 03, 2016, 12:37:18 pm
Somehow I am just now catching on to Portlandia.
The characters are so grating. I absolutely love it. I haven't caught the last season they put up on Netflix, but it's a great show! The cameos on the show are great too.
the one with Amiee Mann is priceless
Living in San Francisco...have seen all those characters in real life
The artisanal lightbulb one is still one of my favorites

Not sure when it comes in, but Jeff Goldblum and the knot store had me in stitches. The 'outdoor couple' who find the dog outside too, the womyn's book store, the hipster biker guy. Ugh. So many amazing character's.
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Post by: K8teebug on March 03, 2016, 01:39:52 pm
somehow, I just am watching the first episode of its always sunny in Philadelphia.  it was great, cute, and funny.  i'm, in.

It gets so much better. It's amazing they've been ignored by the Emmys. They are like Seinfeld to the extreme, but smarter.
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Post by: vansmack on March 03, 2016, 01:42:25 pm
Somehow I am just now catching on to Portlandia.
Living in San Francisco...have seen all those characters in real life

I quit watching it for this reason. 
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 03, 2016, 02:30:40 pm
somehow, I just am watching the first episode of its always sunny in Philadelphia.  it was great, cute, and funny.  i'm, in.

It gets so much better. It's amazing they've been ignored by the Emmys. They are like Seinfeld to the extreme, but smarter.
I've been blown away multiple times by how their writers can come up with such insane stupidity lol. I've always wondered what kept them out of reach of an Emmy...
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 03, 2016, 02:44:54 pm
that's simple...it's too darn vulgar and childish (which is why you love it)
it will never win an emmy

and who the hell cares about winning an Emmy (other than FOX so they can charge their advertisers more)
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 03, 2016, 02:50:06 pm
Funny you mention their Emmy snubs, but I thought the episode they did parodying that (http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-the-gang-tries-de-102650) was probably the "smartest" thing they ever did and the best possible response to never getting nominated for an Emmy.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 03, 2016, 03:03:03 pm
that's simple...it's too darn vulgar and childish (which is why you love it)
it will never win an emmy

and who the hell cares about winning an Emmy (other than FOX so they can charge their advertisers more)
I don't care, I never even really thought about it until now. BUT, South Park has won multiple Emmy's and it's one of the most vulgar shows of like... all time... lol. Sunny also does a lot of great social commentary and is super tongue-in-cheek, but I guess it IS just childish for the most part. I feel like there's 100 violent ass TV shows that get Emmy nods but saying "titties" is where they draw the line. That seems.... childish. Lol. That's our culture though.
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Post by: killsaly on March 03, 2016, 03:05:04 pm
Vikings, anybody else watch it?  I am on episode 4 of the first season and am loving it.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 03, 2016, 03:08:36 pm
didn't know that SP won emmys
but titties and getting black out drunk and having episodes about mystery turds...not really emmy material
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 03, 2016, 03:10:20 pm
BUT, South Park has won multiple Emmy's and it's one of the most vulgar shows of like... all time... lol.
To be fair, South Park gets nominated for Animated Programming which isn't exactly a premium award. (I'm not certain its even one that is televised during the broadcast.) It doesn't have a Best Comedy nomination which is considered one of the two biggest awards of the evening. Sunny doesn't really have a niche category they can throw them a nomination in, they'd pretty much have to nominate them for Best Comedy/Actor/Actress which would get the blue-hairs up in arms.
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Post by: K8teebug on March 03, 2016, 03:39:20 pm
Funny you mention their Emmy snubs, but I thought the episode they did parodying that (http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-the-gang-tries-de-102650) was probably the "smartest" thing they ever did and the best possible response to never getting nominated for an Emmy.

I just watched that one.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 03, 2016, 04:22:00 pm
didn't know that SP won emmys
but titties and getting black out drunk and having episodes about mystery turds...not really emmy material
Can only nominate TV about rape and murder, that's what the Emmy's really care about lol.

@ Julian - the point is South Park still gets nominated and their show is pure, pure filth at times. So, sidehatch's notion that Sunny isn't "Emmy" material is laughable.

What has even won Emmy's for best Comedy? Hasn't it been going back and forth between shit like Modern Family and Big Bang Theory for like 10 years or something?
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 07, 2016, 11:15:03 am
the scuttlebutt is that Season 4 of HoC is amazing
please hold back on the spoilers, might not get to binge watch for another week

and to think I could have been downing hopslams and being 4 episodes in at this point
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 07, 2016, 11:15:47 am
the scuttlebutt is that Season 4 of HoC is amazing
please hold back on the spoilers, might not get to binge watch for another week

and to think I could have been downing hopslams and being 4 episodes in at this point
I am 8 episodes in and it's much better than season 3. Night and day better.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 07, 2016, 11:39:30 am
the scuttlebutt is that Season 4 of HoC is amazing
please hold back on the spoilers, might not get to binge watch for another week

and to think I could have been downing hopslams and being 4 episodes in at this point
I am 8 episodes in and it's much better than season 3. Night and day better.
couldn't even finish season three
do I need to go back and finish S3 first or can I just jump in on S4?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 07, 2016, 11:43:02 am
the scuttlebutt is that Season 4 of HoC is amazing
please hold back on the spoilers, might not get to binge watch for another week

and to think I could have been downing hopslams and being 4 episodes in at this point
I am 8 episodes in and it's much better than season 3. Night and day better.
couldn't even finish season three
do I need to go back and finish S3 first or can I just jump in on S4?
How far did you get into season 3? If you got most of the way through it, I think the 5 min "on last season" thing would suffice.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 07, 2016, 11:53:36 am
Went back to watch season 1 and figured I'd give season 4 a shot sometime this week. Glad to hear it's good! Can't believe season 2 of Daredevil comes out next week! So excited.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 08, 2016, 10:29:21 pm
love Neve Campbell, great addition to the cast
Ellen Burstyn  too
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on March 10, 2016, 03:13:09 pm
Vice Principals is looking promising
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Post by: walk,on,by on March 10, 2016, 04:36:03 pm
rupauls, drag race . . . gurrl.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 14, 2016, 09:04:58 am
I understand since it features a musical element, people on here probably absolutely love Vinyl but its so, so bad. I've tried to like it but it sucks. The story is awful, the characters are terrible parodies of cokefiends. I have no idea why Bobby Cannavale signed on for this awful clunker.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 14, 2016, 10:25:47 am
Burned through 10 episodes of House Of Cards. So good. So much better than season 3. The "investigation" parts have been riveting to me. Love the tension. AH!
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Post by: walk,on,by on March 14, 2016, 11:09:50 am
good lord, every body talking about season four of that show.  I am on season two . . . should I just skip season three?  I know it is old, but good lord and blood gravy, the show a.b. parts unknown is so fucking good, and as someone who is obsessed with good food, it really hits the spot.  I, know.  he really is a great television talent.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 14, 2016, 11:22:20 am
good lord, every body talking about season four of that show.  I am on season two . . . should I just skip season three?
Yes. At the end of 2, go directly to 4. 3 is right out/

  I know it is old, but good lord and blood gravy, the show a.b. parts unknown is so fucking good, and as someone who is obsessed with good food, it really hits the spot.  I, know.  he really is a great television talent.
He's fun to see live too.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 14, 2016, 01:12:47 pm
good lord, every body talking about season four of that show.  I am on season two . . . should I just skip season three?  I know it is old, but good lord and blood gravy, the show a.b. parts unknown is so fucking good, and as someone who is obsessed with good food, it really hits the spot.  I, know.  he really is a great television talent.
I like Parts Unknown better than No Reservations. Anthony Bourdain is awesome. Hardest part about being vegan is watching his show hahaha

As for HoC, season 3 sets up a lot of what's going on now in season 4, but they've done a great job of tying all the seasons together and making it seem like all that other stuff mattered, even though it drags a lot in season 3. Season 4 is worth the wait, shaping up to be the best since season 1.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 14, 2016, 01:14:49 pm
Season 4 is worth the wait, shaping up to be the best since season 1.
I've finished it and definitely think its the best post-first season.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 14, 2016, 03:15:21 pm
When the last season wrapped I didn't think I would about his "term" storyline, but it's super intense and back to what made season 1 so great. Season 3 was such a slog and so were parts of season 2. Refreshing! I have faith in this show.

I'll be at SXSW when Daredevil premieres, but hopefully I'll find some downtime and be able to watch some of that business. Very excited.

Anyone know any of the new shows that went up over the weekend on Netflix? Saw about 2 or 3 shows that were added but hadn't heard anything about any of them.
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Post by: killsaly on March 14, 2016, 05:33:53 pm
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 2 trailer is here!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i4s5LgdmjQ
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 22, 2016, 10:37:02 am
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 2 trailer is here!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i4s5LgdmjQ

Yes!!!! I'm glad there isn't much time between when Netflix announces a premiere date and the actual premiere date.

Enjoying season 2 of Daredevil, doesn't have me as hooked as season 1 did just yet. Believe I just finished episode 4 last night. [Elektra!]
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Post by: Space Freely on March 22, 2016, 11:01:34 am
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 2 trailer is here!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i4s5LgdmjQ


Watched one episode and it was horrible. Definitely not prestige tv.
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Post by: Space Freely on March 22, 2016, 11:02:26 am
.

Enjoying season 2 of Daredevil, doesn't have me as hooked as season 1 did just yet. Believe I just finished episode 4 last night. [Elektra!]

Watched two episodes of that one and it was horrible. Definitely not prestige tv.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on March 22, 2016, 11:03:22 am
(https://camo.githubusercontent.com/c84dacb67e3d84047c2d18c10a1b86228d258a97/68747470733a2f2f33312e6d656469612e74756d626c722e636f6d2f35356431373063383938623234303738336463333332313234626264313937642f74756d626c725f696e6c696e655f6e34666f616672613043317365773830682e6a7067)
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Post by: killsaly on March 22, 2016, 11:25:53 am
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 2 trailer is here!!!!
Watched one episode and it was horrible. Definitely not prestige tv.
Maybe not to you.  And last I checked, you were not the keeper of what is or is not, prestige, TV.
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Post by: killsaly on March 22, 2016, 11:26:37 am
Enjoying season 2 of Daredevil, doesn't have me as hooked as season 1 did just yet. Believe I just finished episode 4 last night. [Elektra!]
Watched two episodes of that one and it was horrible. Definitely not prestige tv.
Again, your opinion on this is irrelevant.
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Post by: vansmack on April 09, 2016, 07:56:55 pm
Uh oh.....

http://www.avclub.com/article/terence-winter-leaves-vinyl-over-creative-differen-235029
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on April 10, 2016, 09:48:28 am
^ yikes and they guys who are replacing him have an odd pedigree 
The Bourne Ultimatum,The Informant, Godzilla and the Minority Report
not exactly the type of stuff that seems in the same vein at all...but business is business

I will add, this show hasn't quite met my expectations
but I think it's been great nonetheless.
Loved the part where the old blues singer works with the punk
just fantastic
that plot line is so fascinating to me since the music and attitude is very similar, it's all about delivery
great to see it played out in front of you, especially that 'ah-ha' moment when they are sharing a cig on the roof
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Post by: Space Freely on April 13, 2016, 09:02:15 am
Just started watching Brickleberry, now streaming on Netflix. Anybody else like this one?

It's funny as hell, though perhaps not prestige tv.

Though I will let my kid watch King of the Hill, there's no way she's watching this one, based on the first two episodes.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on April 13, 2016, 11:54:43 am
Just started watching Brickleberry, now streaming on Netflix. Anybody else like this one?

It's funny as hell, though perhaps not prestige tv.

Though I will let my kid watch King of the Hill, there's no way she's watching this one, based on the first two episodes.
If you like Brickleberry..you'll love Tosh.0 as it's the same guy
I love tosh..but can't get into cartoons for some reason
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Post by: walk,on,by on April 13, 2016, 06:07:38 pm
did you know, that a cursing, racist clown had something to do with that cartoon?
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on April 13, 2016, 06:09:52 pm
^there is a trump thread you know....
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Post by: walk,on,by on April 13, 2016, 06:10:34 pm
oh, you.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on April 15, 2016, 01:20:19 pm
Can't wait for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!!!

Netflix does a real great job of announcing the premiere dates just a few weeks before the premiere. So stoked!!
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on April 27, 2016, 11:56:14 pm
new silicon valley is very good and oddly familar
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on April 29, 2016, 01:53:32 pm
The Punisher getting his own Netflix series.



How violent can 1 Netflix show be? Find out in 2018!
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Post by: Space Freely on April 29, 2016, 02:11:56 pm
The Leftovers season 2 was one of the most interesting seasons of television I've seen in a long time.

That's how I feel about Fargo season 2. Stunningly great TV.
Fargo season 2 is a much better season of television than Leftovers season 2, but I find Leftovers to be more "interesting" because it is such an odd, odd collection of (mostly great) choices.

Fargo has been so good.

I guess I'm in the minority. I thought the first season of Fargo was amazing, but halfway through the second season, I'm just wanting it to be over. I guess I *could* stop watching.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on May 04, 2016, 10:28:51 am
Anyone else underwhelmed by Game Of Thrones so far? Season premiere felt like a middle episode and each episode has ended with some cheap "TUNE IN NEXT WEEK" kind of stuff. It's starting to remind me of lost where it's more "oh what the fuck is this now?"

Also, is it weird that I don't hate Ramsey? Isn't he what we've kind of come to love about the show?
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Post by: Space Freely on May 04, 2016, 10:34:36 am
The Leftovers season 2 was one of the most interesting seasons of television I've seen in a long time.

That's how I feel about Fargo season 2. Stunningly great TV.
Fargo season 2 is a much better season of television than Leftovers season 2, but I find Leftovers to be more "interesting" because it is such an odd, odd collection of (mostly great) choices.

Fargo has been so good.

I guess I'm in the minority. I thought the first season of Fargo was amazing, but halfway through the second season, I'm just wanting it to be over. I guess I *could* stop watching.

Eight episodes into SEason 2, and very glad i didn't give up on it. Wow.
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Post by: K8teebug on May 04, 2016, 12:28:00 pm
The Leftovers season 2 was one of the most interesting seasons of television I've seen in a long time.

That's how I feel about Fargo season 2. Stunningly great TV.
Fargo season 2 is a much better season of television than Leftovers season 2, but I find Leftovers to be more "interesting" because it is such an odd, odd collection of (mostly great) choices.

Fargo has been so good.

I guess I'm in the minority. I thought the first season of Fargo was amazing, but halfway through the second season, I'm just wanting it to be over. I guess I *could* stop watching.

Eight episodes into SEason 2, and very glad i didn't give up on it. Wow.

The episode when he first goes to the hotel is one of the best things I've seen since Twin Peaks.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on May 04, 2016, 03:56:27 pm
No horsing around on this week's silicon valley ;)
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on May 17, 2016, 10:06:19 am
Game Of Thrones has been so slow. I feel like the first 4 episodes could have been cut down for one large extended season premiere or 2 episodes at most. We'll see if they hit hyper speed in the last 6 episodes. Lots of moving pieces, but I wonder where it ends up at.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on May 31, 2016, 10:16:03 am
Got an email saying Peaky Blinders season 3 is now on Netflix. I sincerely thought that show was cancelled. It dragged on for so long. It took me a long time to finish season 2. I wanted to finish it just so I could take it off my queue [I don't know... I'm weird]. What a boring show.
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Post by: walk,on,by on May 31, 2016, 11:26:49 pm
Im slow at watching tv shows.  On season 4 of true blood.   Jesus, that show bit the big shitter. 
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Post by: Unsanity on June 01, 2016, 03:35:53 am
yeah True Blood just got worse and worse!
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Post by: K8teebug on June 01, 2016, 08:39:11 am
Anyone else watching Preacher?
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Post by: killsaly on June 01, 2016, 12:21:22 pm
I didn't start it yet, but I am really excited to see it.  Preacher is such a great comic book.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on June 01, 2016, 01:01:43 pm
Im slow at watching tv shows.  On season 4 of true blood.   Jesus, that show bit the big shitter. 
I think I stopped watching after that demon lady made everyone in the town horny or something. I can't remember. It started as a cool take on racism and the idea of vampires being out in the open was cool but then it really went batshit insane and it lost me. I think that was one of the first shows I ever bought on DVD..... just season 1 though.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 01, 2016, 06:52:18 pm
We binged season 2 of Happy Valley on netflix over the weekend.... in typical BBC fashion 6 great episodes and done, no filler or convoluted plot twists...
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on June 01, 2016, 10:01:49 pm
speaking of bbc....has anyone seen Jack Irish
I really think Guy is the nazz
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 22, 2016, 03:03:35 pm
Vinyl cancelled (http://www.avclub.com/article/hbo-scratches-vinyl-rendering-it-unplayable-238629)

I know everyone on here was blinded by the musical element but it really was an awful, awful television program.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on June 22, 2016, 03:07:12 pm
the headline for that was classic
HBO scratches Vinyl, rendering it unplayable


so I really wanted it to be awesome, but even I have no desire to watch it
I really liked James Jagger tho
and I didn't know it was mick's son until later in the season

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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 22, 2016, 03:11:10 pm
so I really wanted it to be awesome, but even I have no desire to watch it
The soundtrack was admittedly great as was some of the faux-classic bands. The story, though, was a steaming pile, the characters were utterly uninteresting, and the plot basically consisted of Bobby Cannavale pretending to do coke and yell "the music man! the feelings!" Oh well, classic "better concept than execution" example.

I guess we know what time slot the new David Simon series is getting. . .
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Post by: vansmack on June 22, 2016, 03:11:26 pm
I knew it was in trouble when the Mrs stopped watching.  I enjoyed most of it, but yeah, it had a lot of holes.  I basically watched the last 3 episodes just to see if Olivia Wilde got naked.  I'll just assume punk music wins out in the end...
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Post by: Yada on June 22, 2016, 03:15:41 pm
I knew it was in trouble when the Mrs stopped watching.  I enjoyed most of it, but yeah, it had a lot of holes.  I basically watched the last 3 episodes just to see if Olivia Wilde got naked.  I'll just assume punk music wins out in the end...

Did that ever happen?
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Post by: vansmack on June 22, 2016, 03:21:39 pm
Did that ever happen?

Episode 6, but not to occur again, sadly.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 23, 2016, 03:02:21 pm
Pitchfork Weighs in on the Vinyl Cancellation (http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1201-lets-just-say-it-vinyl-deserved-to-be-cancelled/)

Money shot: "?Vinyl? thought it was clever, fictionalized historiography, but it was actually rusty old rock ideology clad in retro aesthetics, designed for a recap-friendly, reference-spotting audience who could skim past more cumbersome political realities and who don?t care much for character depth. Rock as an idea might keep devising ways to maintain mainstream relevance, but music fans should be grateful that HBO took ?Vinyl? out of circulation."
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on June 27, 2016, 09:53:01 am
Last nights GoT was like watching a movie. The whole episode was gorgeous to even just look at. By far the most epic episode in the whole series. They did an amazing job tying a lot of the storylines together and leading into a massive showdown for next season. Very excited to see how this all plays out.

I was actually a fan of the Starks last night. First time since Ned died.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 27, 2016, 09:56:50 am
I'm sorry, Amy Schumer at Verizon for $150?!? 

CRAZY
Responding to this in this thread instead: boy, was the most recent season of this show terrible. I really enjoyed her first three seasons but this most recent one was just not funny. It felt like she'd run out of material. 
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on June 27, 2016, 11:53:35 am
There are 4 seasons of her show!?!?! Jesus Christ.
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Post by: evilizac on June 27, 2016, 12:07:16 pm
From Vox

Why did everybody stop caring about Inside Amy Schumer all at once?
http://www.vox.com/2016/6/19/11967274/inside-amy-schumer-season-4-review?yptr=yahoo (http://www.vox.com/2016/6/19/11967274/inside-amy-schumer-season-4-review?yptr=yahoo)
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 27, 2016, 12:46:18 pm
From Vox

Why did everybody stop caring about Inside Amy Schumer all at once?
http://www.vox.com/2016/6/19/11967274/inside-amy-schumer-season-4-review?yptr=yahoo (http://www.vox.com/2016/6/19/11967274/inside-amy-schumer-season-4-review?yptr=yahoo)
All valid points. Definitely less political/discussion of cultural mores (I still think the Friday Night Lights parody about rape is one of the best things ever) and more skits about the unique experience of being Amy Schumer in 2016. Which is something most people can't relate to/don't care about.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 27, 2016, 08:38:17 pm
Anyone else watch Roadies on Showtime? Not sure what I thought about first ep.
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Post by: K8teebug on June 28, 2016, 12:48:48 pm
From Vox

Why did everybody stop caring about Inside Amy Schumer all at once?
http://www.vox.com/2016/6/19/11967274/inside-amy-schumer-season-4-review?yptr=yahoo (http://www.vox.com/2016/6/19/11967274/inside-amy-schumer-season-4-review?yptr=yahoo)
All valid points. Definitely less political/discussion of cultural mores (I still think the Friday Night Lights parody about rape is one of the best things ever) and more skits about the unique experience of being Amy Schumer in 2016. Which is something most people can't relate to/don't care about.

She also stole jokes.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 28, 2016, 12:55:38 pm
From Vox

Why did everybody stop caring about Inside Amy Schumer all at once?
http://www.vox.com/2016/6/19/11967274/inside-amy-schumer-season-4-review?yptr=yahoo (http://www.vox.com/2016/6/19/11967274/inside-amy-schumer-season-4-review?yptr=yahoo)
All valid points. Definitely less political/discussion of cultural mores (I still think the Friday Night Lights parody about rape is one of the best things ever) and more skits about the unique experience of being Amy Schumer in 2016. Which is something most people can't relate to/don't care about.

She also stole jokes.
Unless she started stealing significantly less funny ones this year, it doesn't explain what the hell happened to her show.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 28, 2016, 01:10:54 pm
Orange Is The New Black.  :o

While I found this season to feel a little less must watch the next episode right now then last year, this season proved why it's still the best things being produced
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 28, 2016, 01:32:27 pm
Orange Is The New Black.  :o

While I found this season to feel a little less must watch the next episode right now then last year, this season proved why it's still the best things being produced
I was thinking about how much the show has changed from season 1 to current. In season 1, there was legitimate discussion about whether it should be considered a drama or a comedy and now its full drama. Gotten really dark, and no real humor.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on June 28, 2016, 03:36:57 pm
Could never bring myself to watch that show because it's made by the creator of Weeds and both use crazy stereotypes and people love both shows. F that.

Anyone into Parts Unknown? So hard to watch that show because he eats so much frickin meat lol. I love it though.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on June 29, 2016, 01:55:46 pm
Could never bring myself to watch that show because it's made by the creator of Weeds and both use crazy stereotypes and people love both shows. F that.

not sure I get your logic, but would disagree that OITNB is anything but stereotypical of women
it's like a genre of new female characters
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on June 29, 2016, 03:48:44 pm
Weeds was a white woman in a "fish out of water" story surrounded by a bunch of ignorant stereotypes. When I found out OITNB is the same thing I said I'd pass on it.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on June 29, 2016, 07:16:40 pm
Weeds was a white woman in a "fish out of water" story surrounded by a bunch of ignorant stereotypes. When I found out OITNB is the same thing I said I'd pass on it.
I somewhat liked weeds, but wasn't really much there there
but OITNB, yes when you say it like that...maybe, but the characters are deep and very complex
I'll defend that show as I think it's quality unlike most of the other drivel on tv these days

Don't have AMC anymore...anyone keeping up with HoW
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 29, 2016, 07:30:01 pm
I'm sticking with HoW for much the same reasons Elaine from Seinfeld wanted that punchcard back for the terrible sandwich restaurant. "I have eaten a lot of crap to get to where O al today and I'm not going to blow it all now."
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Post by: Space Freely on June 29, 2016, 07:44:35 pm
Weeds was a white woman in a "fish out of water" story surrounded by a bunch of ignorant stereotypes. When I found out OITNB is the same thing I said I'd pass on it.

It's funny how OITNB has deviated so far from Piper's real life experience.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 29, 2016, 07:49:53 pm
Weeds was a white woman in a "fish out of water" story surrounded by a bunch of ignorant stereotypes. When I found out OITNB is the same thing I said I'd pass on it.

It's funny how OITNB has deviated so far from Piper's real life experience.
Its really moved away from Piper being the narrative lead, if not the main character. The show has done a weird pivot as I mentioned in another comment.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on June 30, 2016, 12:03:16 pm
Weeds was a white woman in a "fish out of water" story surrounded by a bunch of ignorant stereotypes. When I found out OITNB is the same thing I said I'd pass on it.
I somewhat liked weeds, but wasn't really much there there
but OITNB, yes when you say it like that...maybe, but the characters are deep and very complex
I'll defend that show as I think it's quality unlike most of the other drivel on tv these days

Don't have AMC anymore...anyone keeping up with HoW
Weeds was a great comedy, then it stopped being funny, and the main character become a huge drag on the show... It was weird how it became more and more popular the more unbearable she became. I couldn't bring myself to finish it. Something about Showtime and their unbearable lead characters.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 30, 2016, 12:20:59 pm
Weeds is the best example of Showtime's insistence in letting shows play out several seasons too long (see also: Dexter, Homeland, Nurse Jackie, et al). They run their properties into the ground.
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Post by: vansmack on June 30, 2016, 01:32:21 pm
Silicon Valley was absolutely mailed in this season.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 30, 2016, 01:33:04 pm
Silicon Valley was absolutely mailed in this season.
I thought it was pretty good, but then again I'm biased since Erlich Bachman is clearly based on my boarding career.
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Post by: vansmack on June 30, 2016, 01:35:49 pm
Ehrlich Bachman is Silicon Valley Season 4's Only Hope (https://www.inverse.com/article/17547-ehrlich-bachman-is-silicon-valley-season-4-s-only-hope)

And this was the highlight of Season 3: His Outtakes (http://mashable.com/2016/05/28/silicon-valley-tobolowsky/#IaNuquex5iqG)
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on June 30, 2016, 09:07:13 pm
Quote from: Julian, Authenticated LUXUROPHILE link=topic=23589.msg435600#msg435600
but then again I'm biased since Erlich Bachman is clearly based on my boarding career.
I have had that exact thought
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 30, 2016, 09:23:56 pm
Quote from: Julian, Authenticated LUXUROPHILE link=topic=23589.msg435600#msg435600
but then again I'm biased since Erlich Bachman is clearly based on my boarding career.
I have had that exact thought
I have the residuals checks to confirm, fam. It's pretty obv. Aviato = Julian's America. Bachmanity = GwaqrBQ. Incubator house = THe Family Jules.  This shit syncs.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on July 01, 2016, 04:39:15 pm
I introduced my brother to "Better Off Ted" and his reaction was "why did no no even tell me about this show".  Watched about five episodes and man was that show clever and funny...
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on July 05, 2016, 09:48:52 am
Silicon Valley was absolutely mailed in this season.
I thought it was pretty good, but then again I'm biased since Erlich Bachman is clearly based on my boarding career.
Was also a fan of this season even if it was the weakest of the 3.

If you're Erlich, who's your Jinyang?
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 07, 2016, 05:43:31 pm
Did that ever happen?

Episode 6, but not to occur again, sadly.
So...was that a prosthetic beaver?
as there is no way she's sporting that much fur
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 07, 2016, 05:56:55 pm
Did that ever happen?

Episode 6, but not to occur again, sadly.
So...was that a prosthetic beaver?
as there is no way she's sporting that much fur
I believe she was rocking a merkin.
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Post by: vansmack on July 07, 2016, 06:29:02 pm
Yes, she admitted so on some Late Night show....
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on July 11, 2016, 03:05:27 pm
I loved the first episode of HBO's The Night Of


edit...
Interesting history I didn't know

James Gandolfini was set to star
.... on May 13, 2013, HBO picked up the series
After Gandolfini's death on June 19, 2013, it was reported that the miniseries would move forward in his honor, and that Robert De Niro was set to replace Gandolfini

 On April 21, 2014, John Turturro replaced De Niro due to scheduling conflicts.

 Gandolfini retains a posthumous executive producing credit.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on July 11, 2016, 03:20:52 pm
I loved the first episode of HBO's The Night Of
Me too. Early reviews of the entire miniseries claim it remains equally great throughout.
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Post by: Space Freely on July 28, 2016, 03:34:15 pm
Master of None and Casual have been very good IMO
I could not get into either of these despite repeated efforts.

Question for watchers of Casual:

Watched the first two episodes last night, I'm kind of on the fence over whether to continue watching. The guy on the show is sooooo unappealing to the point where I don't think I can go on. Does he at some point get more likeable, or just remain a douche?
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on August 01, 2016, 11:35:01 am
Strangers Things is so fun to watch. Got back last night and caught the first 5 episodes. I feel like they've done a super good job on having it be a nice little throwback, a thriller, a mystery, an adventure, and have funny little comedy bits too. My friend called it "The Goonies meet Silent Hill" lol. Can't wait to finish it! Although I just realized it's only 8 episodes  :-\
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on August 01, 2016, 02:38:07 pm
Yeah we got sucked into last night as well... For us we were thinking X-Files, Freaks and Geeks with a bit of twin peaks.

I'm catching up house of cards and I'm really sure how I feel about seasons two onwards.  I understand season 2 was supposed to be bloodless so it was all about the manuerving, but it's lacking the spark of season one.  Even s3 hasn't grabbed me yet.  I guess I'm sort of hate watching at this point, because it's still well written
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on August 01, 2016, 03:57:50 pm
^^^ Same thing happened to me through seasons 2 & 3 [general consensus I believe] but I thought they picked it up real well in season 4. Seasons 2 & 3 kind of throw away so many characters you kind of semi rooted for. I think it's worth it to get to season 4 though.
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Post by: K8teebug on August 02, 2016, 08:16:52 am
Watched the first two Stranger Things. For me it's E.T., Goonies, and Poltergiest with maybe a little bit of Firestarter mixed in.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 02, 2016, 10:12:14 am
Deadwood Movie still kicking around at HBO, in process of getting written (http://collider.com/deadwood-movie-update/)
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 02, 2016, 11:10:14 am
Anyone else watching Vice-Principles on HBO? Danny McBride is playing that same character he plays in everything ever but a little more of a sadsack version than usual. Walter Goggins steals the show but seems to be playing second fiddle so far.

Roadies is my new hate-watching show.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on August 02, 2016, 07:08:33 pm
yeah despite all of the no so positive reviews of roadies we gave a chance and are sticking with it... although all the roadies are far to squeaky clean and earnest to be believable.  the whole song of the day and continuing changing warm-up act is also a bit silly... so fluff with mild redeeming values.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on August 02, 2016, 07:34:42 pm
Are you watching the Tunnel?  It's the British/French adaption of The Bridge and while it starts with a similar crime but diverges to a more of psychological crime thriller, we are quite enjoying it..
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 02, 2016, 07:46:57 pm
Are you watching the Tunnel?  It's the British/French adaption of The Bridge and while it starts with a similar crime but diverges to a more of psychological crime thriller, we are quite enjoying it..
Loved The Bridge. Where can I find this?
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on August 02, 2016, 08:38:29 pm
Are you watching the Tunnel?  It's the British/French adaption of The Bridge and while it starts with a similar crime but diverges to a more of psychological crime thriller, we are quite enjoying it..
Loved The Bridge. Where can I find this?
It's on PBS, but it's several episodes into the series now, so i'm guessin it will show up on amazon prime at some point
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on August 02, 2016, 09:04:57 pm
Anyone else watching Vice-Principles on HBO? Danny McBride is playing that same character
Was kinda of excited and watched 20 mins and had the same opinion you had above and really couldn't watch anymore of it
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 02, 2016, 10:55:49 pm
Found The Tunnel (in its entirety, not just the last two eps like on my PBS OD thru cable) thru the PBS Roku app, which is Byzantine, slapshot, and possibly the worst app I've ever seen.

Here's hoping the show is worth it!!
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 03, 2016, 04:14:41 pm
Notes From a Real Dermatologist: Our in-house MD breaks down the eczema on ?The Night Of? (https://theringer.com/notes-from-a-real-dermatologist-81135f0f58b8#.osszwqcsz)

Money shot: "I think HBO has overdramatized and dumbed down the eczema enough for a dermatologist like myself to make fun of it ? but it?s still the best portrayal of a chronic skin disease that I can remember seeing on television."
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 03, 2016, 10:41:16 pm
Seinfeld spec script about the aftermath of 9/11 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B50l484pDaMobXI2Wk5CX0NMbkU/view)

Possibly the best spec script I've ever seen.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on August 04, 2016, 01:15:29 pm
so anyone looking forward to The Get Down

an upcoming musical drama television series created by Baz Luhrmann  coming to netflix in Aug 2016
 series set in '70s New York...so at least Bob72 might want to tune in
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on August 08, 2016, 09:58:26 am
Seinfeld spec script about the aftermath of 9/11 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B50l484pDaMobXI2Wk5CX0NMbkU/view)

Possibly the best spec script I've ever seen.
This had me in tears.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 08, 2016, 10:19:41 am
Seinfeld spec script about the aftermath of 9/11 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B50l484pDaMobXI2Wk5CX0NMbkU/view)

Possibly the best spec script I've ever seen.
This had me in tears.
Its near-perfectly done. The Uncle Leo cameo seemed like fanservice and not organic to the plot but otherwise its flawless imo.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on August 08, 2016, 01:06:01 pm
Seinfeld spec script about the aftermath of 9/11 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B50l484pDaMobXI2Wk5CX0NMbkU/view)

Possibly the best spec script I've ever seen.
This had me in tears.
Its near-perfectly done. The Uncle Leo cameo seemed like fanservice and not organic to the plot but otherwise its flawless imo.
They really hit every character so perfectly. George and Kramer steal it. George's parents killed me.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on August 08, 2016, 08:07:56 pm
Found The Tunnel (in its entirety, not just the last two eps like on my PBS OD thru cable) thru the PBS Roku app, which is Byzantine, slapshot, and possibly the worst app I've ever seen.

Here's hoping the show is worth it!!

Wow found out what you mean about the Roku PBS app...  The whole having to make a favorites list on the passport site in order to see other than the free shows in the app is a huge pain.  I find the show PBS Passport site a royal pain, given that for most part the shows they list are just the episode previews and not the entire show.  bleech...
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 08, 2016, 09:51:30 pm
I really want both the kids on Ray Donovan to die. Especially the son. Preferably he kills himself playing with a gun.
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Post by: killsaly on August 12, 2016, 04:50:09 pm
http://www.tmz.com/2016/08/12/making-a-murderer-brendan-dassey-conviction-reversed/
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on August 14, 2016, 10:29:52 pm
these westworld (http://www.hbo.com/westworld)  teasers have got me piqued
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on August 15, 2016, 11:25:49 am
Finished watching all of House of Cards and the interest is piqued for whatever comes next... 

Watched all of "Man In The High Castle" and while it feels draw out, probably to get the level of detail higher, it's still well done.  It's really grime at times...

Also, took in the Get Down and while it was pretty fluffy, it's done as a if were a six hour plus movie with great production values.  It's all about the emergence of hip-hip culture along with disco at the end of the 70s in the bronx.   The punk/new wave movement at the time only get a passing mention.  My favorite character was how they depicted Grandmaster Flash, who is just the coolest part of the show.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 15, 2016, 11:48:19 am
Watched all of "Man In The High Castle" and while it feels draw out, probably to get the level of detail higher, it's still well done.  It's really grime at times...
I also felt like the plot really didn't move very far ahead for an entire season of television.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on August 15, 2016, 12:20:40 pm
Watched all of "Man In The High Castle" and while it feels draw out, probably to get the level of detail higher, it's still well done.  It's really grime at times...
I also felt like the plot really didn't move very far ahead for an entire season of television.

well it only covers like a week or so and i kept expecting some big twist and don't think the ending was it, based on the preview for season 2.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 18, 2016, 09:23:13 am
Pivot shutting down this fall; Fortitude Season 2 has no US home (http://www.avclub.com/article/pivot-us-home-please-me-shut-down-year-241290)

Someone needs to pick the US rights to that show up, stat.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 18, 2016, 10:07:00 am
Amy Schumer says no more Inside Amy Schumer (http://deadline.com/2016/08/inside-amy-schumer-ending-amy-schumer-announces-twitter-1201805328/)
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Post by: K8teebug on August 18, 2016, 12:44:42 pm
She said there will be more.

Are we all watching Mr. Robot ?!
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 18, 2016, 12:49:45 pm
She said there will be more.
To be fair, that article was updated after I posted it. At the time of my publishing, there was no clarification.

Are we all watching Mr. Robot ?!
Not me, but everyone tells me I should.

Anyone seen that Hulu 11/22/63 series? Is this worth watching?
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Post by: walk,on,by on August 19, 2016, 09:43:29 am
I know the world is already tired of talking about stranger things, but I am half way through it, and I can't help to be distracted by how it does remind me of other movies and stories and ideas.  I'm hate that, especially when the material at hand, is so good.  I have a funny feeling, I will not like the monster once fully shown and the ending . . . because I have become, so entertainment jaded.
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Post by: K8teebug on August 19, 2016, 10:22:39 am
I know the world is already tired of talking about stranger things, but I am half way through it, and I can't help to be distracted by how it does remind me of other movies and stories and ideas.  I'm hate that, especially when the material at hand, is so good.  I have a funny feeling, I will not like the monster once fully shown and the ending . . . because I have become, so entertainment jaded.

I absolutely loved it all. I think you will like it.

Eggos forever.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 19, 2016, 10:27:08 am
I know the world is already tired of talking about stranger things, but I am half way through it, and I can't help to be distracted by how it does remind me of other movies and stories and ideas.  I'm hate that, especially when the material at hand, is so good.  I have a funny feeling, I will not like the monster once fully shown and the ending . . . because I have become, so entertainment jaded.

I absolutely loved it all. I think you will like it.

Eggos forever.
I loved most of it but I thought it sent some really mixed messages about food and diet. The fat toothless kid was shown as snacking 24/7 which is a really responsible message for the show to lay out a clear connection between calories in and childhood obesity.

But then Eleven is shown as basically eating Eggos (and presumably syrup) around the clock with no apparent change to her physique. Not only is she the "love interest" but she's depicted as having superpowers, which is just really irresponsible, in my opinion. While I don't think its intentional, the show really promotes the idea that people just are the size they are and diet has nothing to do with it. And for this to be promoted in a show designed for children is really just gross and immoral.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on August 19, 2016, 02:46:24 pm
I know the world is already tired of talking about stranger things, but I am half way through it, and I can't help to be distracted by how it does remind me of other movies and stories and ideas.  I'm hate that, especially when the material at hand, is so good.  I have a funny feeling, I will not like the monster once fully shown and the ending . . . because I have become, so entertainment jaded.
I thought they could have squeezed 1 more episode out of the first season. Final episode seemed to plow through a lot. Thought the whole aesthetic of it was great. The callbacks, references, nods, homages, everything. So good. Also had a lot of its own unique touch that made it just original enough. Have loved a lot of the fan artwork this has spawned.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 19, 2016, 02:50:12 pm
I thought they could have squeezed 1 more episode out of the first season.
It really could've gotten to 10 episodes easily.

I do feel like the one thing they didn't nail (aside from the fat acceptance bullshit) is that the episodes were very uneven in terms of plot balance. The finale, like you said, could've been a double easily, but there were others that were rather thin. Oddly balanced.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on August 19, 2016, 04:58:25 pm
I thought they could have squeezed 1 more episode out of the first season.
It really could've gotten to 10 episodes easily.

I do feel like the one thing they didn't nail (aside from the fat acceptance bullshit) is that the episodes were very uneven in terms of plot balance. The finale, like you said, could've been a double easily, but there were others that were rather thin. Oddly balanced.
It seemed like an avalanche of story was coming and then it kind of just ended. It was a bit odd. I look forward to the next season. Wonder if they can keep that lightning in a bottle.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on August 19, 2016, 07:11:23 pm
Little prince
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Post by: killsaly on August 22, 2016, 01:50:22 pm
The Adventures of the Little Prince?
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on August 22, 2016, 04:29:49 pm
nope...the new netflix  (https://www.netflix.com/title/80057578)reboot
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Post by: killsaly on August 22, 2016, 05:21:04 pm
It is not a Television show; it is a movie.  Netflix acquired the film from Paramount after Paramount decided to not release it.  It is not "prestige TV". 
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on August 22, 2016, 06:18:40 pm
ok..to be honest...I wrote a post in the wrong thread
rather than put a .
I decided to post something about something I saw on tv that I liked...true it's a movie
ya got me
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Post by: Bent Reznor on August 22, 2016, 07:06:05 pm
You coulda just said like, Seinfeld
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 22, 2016, 08:41:40 pm
It is not a Television show; it is a movie.  Netflix acquired the film from Paramount after Paramount decided to not release it.  It is not "prestige TV". 
Excellent pedantry in the defense of the stated theme of the thread. Great job,
Killsaly!
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Post by: killsaly on August 22, 2016, 09:42:08 pm
 ;D
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on August 23, 2016, 09:57:03 am
New season of The Eric Andre Show is going swimmingly. I'm glad he's finding new ways of fucking with people who are "in" on the bit.
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Post by: vansmack on September 02, 2016, 01:13:38 pm
I thought they could have squeezed 1 more episode out of the first season.
It really could've gotten to 10 episodes easily.

I do feel like the one thing they didn't nail (aside from the fat acceptance bullshit) is that the episodes were very uneven in terms of plot balance. The finale, like you said, could've been a double easily, but there were others that were rather thin. Oddly balanced.
It seemed like an avalanche of story was coming and then it kind of just ended. It was a bit odd. I look forward to the next season. Wonder if they can keep that lightning in a bottle.

Yes, all of this.

Should have been 10 episodes, as they absolutely stopped all of the homage stuff at around episode 6 and rushed to the end.  After the first two, each chapter had a new writer.  The last episode also featured a change in writers with "Story by" which was fairly clear that it had an impact on the quality and continuity. 

I also feel as though they should not have done the "One Month Later" bullshit - seems as though it was added later after initial screenings were successful and they were certain to be renewed.  In true Stephen King/Twilight Zone fashion, I wish they had made it like a novella and made season 2 a completely new story.

But still, loved it, like anyone in the 35-45 age range should.  Impossible not to watch Poltergeist, Stand By Me, ET, etc afterwards.

Lastly, I think the end of Episode 3 is in my Pantheon of Great TV Moments.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 02, 2016, 01:33:33 pm
Lastly, I think the end of Episode 3 is in my Pantheon of Great TV Moments.
Refresh my memory? The Barb at the pool scene?

EDIT: NVM, you mean the Christmas lights. Yes, agreed.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on September 02, 2016, 02:06:26 pm
so anyone looking forward to The Get Down
Finally caught episode 1
I liked it....little campy, but a fun watch and fantastic soundtrack (http://time.com/4452780/the-get-down-music-soundtrack/)
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Post by: vansmack on September 02, 2016, 02:24:41 pm
Lastly, I think the end of Episode 3 is in my Pantheon of Great TV Moments.
Refresh my memory? The Barb at the pool scene?

EDIT: NVM, you mean the Christmas lights. Yes, agreed.

That, and add the body being fished out of the water with Peter Gabriel's version of Heroes on in the back ground, the wall, her running into Jonathan's arms with the lights in the background....

Hair raising and I couldn't take my eyes off it.   

EDIT: I didn't realize it at the time, but that was Directed by Shawn Levy and makes so much sense.  This quote form the brothers explains both why I loved 3 and thought 7 and 8 felt rushed.  Because they were... 

"The original plan was for us to direct all the episodes this season. Alas, we got a little ahead of ourselves, and by the time production wrapped on the first two chapters, we needed additional time to write the final two episodes of the series. If there was ever a time when we were overwhelmed, this was it. We were editing the first two episodes, prepping episodes 5 and 6, all while writing scripts for episodes 7 and 8. We didn?t have a nervous breakdown, not exactly, but one of us did accidently break a cell phone and spill water on his computer. Just when things were becoming really unmanageable, our producer Shawn Levy swooped in like Superman and took over the directing reigns for episodes 3 and 4. "

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/07/17/stranger-things-duffer-brothers-episode-3
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on September 02, 2016, 02:30:26 pm
Yup total campy fun on the get down... It much more enjoyable than vinyl which I slogged my way through, how did people in the record biz ever make it out alive with all those drugs.. And I enjoyed the way real life people were presented in it verses vinyl.. It was amazing how one record company interacted with so many well known 70s acts
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 02, 2016, 02:35:47 pm
Yup total campy fun on the get down... It much more enjoyable than vinyl which I slogged my way through, how did people in the record biz ever make it out alive with all those drugs.. And I enjoyed the way real life people were presented in it verses vinyl.. It was amazing how one record company interacted with so many well known 70s acts
TAN to this but the final episode of Roadies (which is almost assuredly getting cancelled according to Deadline) was one of the most jaw-droppingly idiotic things I've ever seen. I keep giving these "shows about music" a try but Vinyl and Roadies were two of the worst things I saw all year.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on September 02, 2016, 02:37:17 pm
Hearing mixed things on The Get Down, passed on the first episode when I saw the movie length run time, but will delve into sometime over the long weekend. Excited for Narcos season 2 as well! Wonder how they'll keep it intriguing after Pablo dies.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 02, 2016, 02:38:33 pm
Excited for Narcos season 2 as well! Wonder how they'll keep it intriguing after Pablo dies.
The first season of that was great and I binged it in a weekend. I would do the same starting tonite for season 2 but with the College Footballgasm upon us, I will probably not get to it for a few weeks.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 02, 2016, 02:48:38 pm
I'm going to wax poetic about the awfulness of Roadies for a bit. Feel free to skip even more than you might usually skip my ramblings. The obvious problem was the mere glorification of what is, in actuality, a dull drag of a job. It was so over the top as you knew it was going to be just because it was a Cameron Crowe project  and therefore possessed the credulity-fucking, shit-eating-grin he puts on everything ever. But let's get past that obviousness. So many things did not work on this show. #1, the bizarre love life of the main girl. Look, I like Imogen Poots, gorgeous woman. Honestly, only reason I stuck with it to the end. But good lord, none of that made sense. I did not buy for one second the whole will they or won't they between her and Reg. It didn't feel genuine. He appeared to be 20 years older than her. And then they keep dropping that the bass tech likes her too and also Christopher House and none of it went anywhere. It went nowhere. I did not feel like any of these people would actually be attracted to each other in real life. And that was like 40% of the show.

The endless stream of guest stars I guess was the purpose of the show but again, that's ass, my dude. A 24 year old kid who once worked as a grip for Pearl Jam does not get a private audience with John Cougar Mellancamp. It was just all ridiculous. The old guy was stupid. Hated the character. Hated it. Hated that they spent an entire episode with him telling some ridiculous story about Lynard Skynard on a bus. Hated that he died and literally all of rock and roll came out to the funeral of a roadie -- and not even their roadie. Then they mounted him like a stuffed deer and people hugged the body. It was possibly the most insane thing I've ever seen on television.

The rotating string of openers was dumb. Again, the show existed for the purpose of having guest stars but it was ridiculous. That was basically the show: "the structures of a television program about rock music dictates we do _____ despite the fact that _____ never happens in real life." The show was ill conceived.

Honestly -- and this is probably the most Smackie-esque thing I've ever said -- I only stuck with it to the end to see if Imogen Poots would take her top off since it was Showtime. She did not. Instead she told Reg she had never had sex sober which was weird and seemed a little disturbing.

(http://celebmafia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/imogen-poots-photoshoot-for-untitled-magazine-spring-summer-2014_4.jpg)
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 02, 2016, 02:51:37 pm
Thanks for listening; I feel better now that I got that off my chest.
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Post by: vansmack on September 02, 2016, 03:22:53 pm
I only stuck with it to the end to see if Imogen Poots would take her top off since it was Showtime. She did not.

Good to know.  I'll pass.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 02, 2016, 03:34:53 pm
I only stuck with it to the end to see if Imogen Poots would take her top off since it was Showtime. She did not.

Good to know.  I'll pass.
At least some good (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILSbYH9pvjQ) has come from my ordeal.
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on September 02, 2016, 06:08:46 pm
The whole Roadies episode about Lynard Skynard was clearly a Crowe vanity episode, as he wrote and directed it... It wasn't even a good story about them, should have given up there and then.  and how about the whole episode about saying Cincinnati, who breaks into a house to steal eggs and then leaves when they see a possible dead body on the floor.  the roadies were clearly too young and squeaky clean to believable from the git go.  oh well.. 

not only was the endless music guests annoying, but the "song of the day" montages even worse... plus lots of the old "wise" characters  spouting about bands the young "clueless" didn't know about... oh well again.
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Post by: eltee on September 03, 2016, 02:08:45 pm
Hated Roadies. Prayer circle? The banter bw the male and female lead annoying. Should have spent time at 930 club or on tour for more legit roadie experience and it's sad could have been a great story.
Liked Stranger things certain moments of the sci fi I dealt with but I'm not a big sci fi person. Loved the kids. Actually wish there were more set or story detail in regard to that year but enjoyed and music too. Hated Winona's acting and inability to run.
i have no shows to share it's been quiet for me after Stranger Things....much has been recommended all share the theme of violence so im really just looking for a basic drama show or movie to get immersed in....never liked Ray Donovan....nor Cards...or GoT so I am hard to please perhaps.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on September 06, 2016, 10:07:30 am
Could not stop watching Narcos season 2 last night. The direction of episode 5 was great, there is a foot chase that happens and the shots are some of the best of the entire series. In episode 6 they had a steady cam/single shot during a raid and it was great. Can't wait to finish up this season.

My only gripe is how sympathetic they TRY and make the Escobar family? Or are you supposed to not sympathize for them? Pablo is just so delusional and his wife is so enabling that it makes me grit my teeth, but they flip it around and make you feel for them. Maybe it's just damn good TV. I always find myself snapping out of it and saying "No. They're pieces of shit.

OMG Pablo is swaying me too! That bastard!!
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Post by: Space Freely on September 06, 2016, 10:32:06 am
Two thumbs up on Season 2 of the Affair.
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Post by: Bent Reznor on September 06, 2016, 10:38:23 am
I absolutely loved it all. I think you will like it.

Eggos forever.

I can't believe she went back to Steve.
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Post by: vansmack on September 06, 2016, 12:38:39 pm
I can't believe she went back to Steve.

Why does it surprise anyone that women are just as shallow as men?
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on September 06, 2016, 01:14:49 pm
I can't believe she went back to Steve.

Why does it surprise anyone that women are just as shallow as men?
To be fair he did fight the Demagorgon and refuse to leave and wanted to win her back and maybe wasn't the biggest of the dickheads and it could have been his friends who peer pressured him into being a dick.... BUT, I was also surprised at this.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 06, 2016, 01:35:48 pm
I can't believe she went back to Steve.

Why does it surprise anyone that women are just as shallow as men?
To be fair he did fight the Demagorgon and refuse to leave and wanted to win her back and maybe wasn't the biggest of the dickheads and it could have been his friends who peer pressured him into being a dick.... BUT, I was also surprised at this.
I knew immediately upon seeing them still together they would be leaving the season open ended. A thwarted will-they-or-won't-they relationship is a plot line people eat up with a spoon and the eventual relationship change fan service is the easiest plot point ever.

See also: The Office (American version)
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on September 06, 2016, 02:23:16 pm
I hated Pam/that guy's relationship on that show. It felt so GOD DAMNED shoe horned into the entire fucking series. I only watched a few episodes of that show and it still felt like too much.

Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza on Parks & Rec? That's a TV show relationship I can handle.
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Post by: K8teebug on September 07, 2016, 08:16:51 am
But that IS what happens in high school. We're just all too old to remember.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on September 07, 2016, 03:18:49 pm
Narcos season 2. Dang. Great direction in the last handful of episodes. Thought it was great that Murphy's final monologue was cut off. Really put a nail in the story. Interested to see where it goes from here...
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Post by: vansmack on September 11, 2016, 12:11:02 pm
(https://media.giphy.com/media/26ufgC6ZdUmcrFzNK/giphy.gif)
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on September 11, 2016, 08:59:55 pm
^that took a level of effort I was suprised I was willing to sustain and I can't believe how long it took me to 'get it'
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Post by: vansmack on September 13, 2016, 02:51:59 pm
^that took a level of effort I was suprised I was willing to sustain and I can't believe how long it took me to 'get it'

Personally, I would have slowed it down just a bit for "full effect"...
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 21, 2016, 02:23:01 pm
Apparently, (at long last) The Larry Sanders Show is coming to HBO Go on Friday.
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Post by: moeszyslak on September 21, 2016, 03:29:08 pm
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Post by: bearman🐻 on September 21, 2016, 04:41:55 pm
Anyone else watching Vice-Principles on HBO? Danny McBride is playing that same character
Was kinda of excited and watched 20 mins and had the same opinion you had above and really couldn't watch anymore of it


Loved Vice Principals. I think it's hilarious and dark and had some really fun twists. Danny McBride does play a good jerk...I'm OK with that. But this was even better than Eastbound and Down.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 21, 2016, 04:48:17 pm
Interesting cliffhanger in the season finale.
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Post by: vansmack on September 21, 2016, 05:05:58 pm
Interesting cliffhanger in the season finale.

You're referring to every show we've talked about in this thread, right?
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Post by: bearman🐻 on September 21, 2016, 05:24:42 pm
Interesting cliffhanger in the season finale.

You're referring to every show we've talked about in this thread, right?

Vice Principals. It was pretty awesome.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on September 21, 2016, 09:07:11 pm
Interesting cliffhanger in the season finale.

You're referring to every show we've talked about in this thread, right?

Vice Principals. It was pretty awesome.
god, couldn't stand the first episode....so it gets better?
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 22, 2016, 09:11:30 am
Interesting cliffhanger in the season finale.

You're referring to every show we've talked about in this thread, right?
Well played.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on September 22, 2016, 10:54:24 am
Anyone else watching Vice-Principles on HBO? Danny McBride is playing that same character
Was kinda of excited and watched 20 mins and had the same opinion you had above and really couldn't watch anymore of it


Loved Vice Principals. I think it's hilarious and dark and had some really fun twists. Danny McBride does play a good jerk...I'm OK with that. But this was even better than Eastbound and Down.
My friend told me to stick with it and I have and I think it's hilarious. It's the first time I've liked McBride since season 1 of Eastbound & Down. Also, I LOVE the episode he directed. So many great/fun shots, I believe it was "The Field Trip". I think McBride is great when people are knocking him down a peg and the other VP [I forget his name] is great at keeping McBride's presence in check on screen as well as the Gamby character.
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Post by: Bent Reznor on September 23, 2016, 03:07:27 pm
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/lists/100-greatest-tv-shows-of-all-time-w439520

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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on October 04, 2016, 02:21:16 pm
I thought WestWorld was outstanding
looking forward to watching it
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Post by: sweetcell on October 04, 2016, 03:57:48 pm
does tonight's vice-presidential debate count as prestige television?

i assume that it does, given that it is coming to us from the den of luxury that is Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 04, 2016, 04:28:13 pm
does tonight's vice-presidential debate count as prestige television?
Fuck no.

i assume that it does, given that it is coming to us from the den of luxury that is Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.
Still fuck no, but interesting to know Kaine has homefield advantage for anyone gambling on it.
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Post by: Bent Reznor on October 04, 2016, 04:32:18 pm
What say we all just agree to stream Babadook instead, then compare notes tomorrow?
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Post by: Space Freely on October 04, 2016, 06:44:24 pm
does tonight's vice-presidential debate count as prestige television?

i assume that it does, given that it is coming to us from the den of luxury that is Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

Instead of the VP debate, we'll be watching the dean of long wood tonight....the Weiner dvd.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 05, 2016, 09:44:36 am
Last year I said I was amazed how Halt and Catch Fire went from being rather meh in season 1 to actually really good in season 2 and how uncommon of a transformation that is. Similarly as rare is its progression in season 3 to possibly the best written show currently on television. They set out to be some computer-successor to Mad Men and it sure looked like a ridiculous goal 2 seasons ago but they're pretty much there now.

I will be bitterly, bitterly upset if next week's two hour season finale turns up to be a series finale.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 12, 2016, 08:43:52 am
^^ I will be bitterly angry if H&CF doesn't get a fourth season (ratings be damned). The second half of season 3 has been bravo performances every single night.
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Post by: K8teebug on October 12, 2016, 08:48:00 am
^^ I will be bitterly angry if H&CF doesn't get a fourth season (ratings be damned). The second half of season 3 has been bravo performances every single night.

It got a 4th and final season.
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Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 12, 2016, 09:08:25 am
^^ I will be bitterly angry if H&CF doesn't get a fourth season (ratings be damned). The second half of season 3 has been bravo performances every single night.

It got a 4th and final season.
O RLY? Awesome. Glad I did not know that going into last night.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on October 18, 2016, 09:48:49 am
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(http://img.pandawhale.com/post-55902-son-of-a-bitch-gif-Imgur-Tumbl-sOAG.gif)

Well if you want to do this for your scary Halloween party
here are the instructions (http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-Stranger-Things-Lights/)
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 18, 2016, 10:00:37 am
Recently got into People Just Do Nothing, it's on BBC. Mockumentary style show following DJs/MCs who run a pirate radio station in the UK. Pretty funny, although some relationship stuff between the characters is weird.

Getting excited for Black Mirror!!!
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Post by: kosmo vinyl on October 22, 2016, 10:37:04 am
Recently got into People Just Do Nothing, it's on BBC. Mockumentary style show following DJs/MCs who run a pirate radio station in the UK. Pretty funny, although some relationship stuff between the characters is weird.

Getting excited for Black Mirror!!!

I stumbled on People Just Do Nothing as well and found it laugh out funny.  There are lots of subtle jokes you have to watch for like the Grindah + Miche + Decoy triangle...  The third season is a bit of a bummer but the realization that Miche can only cut hair like she does for Grindah is pretty funny.  I also think it's the first mockumentary that acknowledges the characters are recognized after a season has aired and bring up in the second season.
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Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 24, 2016, 10:07:54 am
Recently got into People Just Do Nothing, it's on BBC. Mockumentary style show following DJs/MCs who run a pirate radio station in the UK. Pretty funny, although some relationship stuff between the characters is weird.

Getting excited for Black Mirror!!!

I stumbled on People Just Do Nothing as well and found it laugh out funny.  There are lots of subtle jokes you have to watch for like the Grindah + Miche + Decoy triangle...  The third season is a bit of a bummer but the realization that Miche can only cut hair like she does for Grindah is pretty funny.  I also think it's the first mockumentary that acknowledges the characters are recognized after a season has aired and bring up in the second season.
Ah dang! The relationship stuff had bummed me out because it seemed to be villainizing Meesh for almost no reason, I'm still in season 2 though. Funny to hear about the haircut bit though. That's a great thing to happen in a mockumentary though, the Trailer Park Boys should be insanely famous by season 9 haha!

Have 1 episode left of Black Mirror. It remains as beautiful and bleak as ever.
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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on October 24, 2016, 12:30:49 pm
the new High Maintenance on HBO is very sticky~!
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Post by: K8teebug on October 24, 2016, 01:12:30 pm
the new High Maintenance on HBO is very sticky~!


I got really really annoyed with the people on that show. I watched the first 2. All of those people were absolutely dreadful.
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Post by: Yada on October 24, 2016, 02:40:48 pm
I have it on good authority that Julian is calling this the show of the season.

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Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on October 24, 2016, 02:44:01 pm
the new High Maintenance on HBO is very sticky~!


I got really really annoyed with the people on that show. I watched the first 2. All of those people were absolutely dreadful.
I don't agree...I am a New Yorker...so I guess I can relate
and one episode the dog is the main character (spoiler alert...the don't get the dog high)
they can be annoying...but people are in general...look at this board :)


^no way jules will watch that due to BMI alone
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 24, 2016, 02:45:48 pm
I have never heard of that program. What network?
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 24, 2016, 02:46:51 pm
I have never heard of that program. What network?
NBC. While I do like Mandy Moore, you can count the number of broadcast network series I watch on one hand and you will have fingers left over.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 24, 2016, 04:10:35 pm
I have never heard of that program. What network?
NBC. While I do like Mandy Moore, you can count the number of broadcast network series I watch on one hand and you will have fingers left over.
Wow. I think this is Just Bob's Burgers for me... Man. Broadcast television is so terrible.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 24, 2016, 04:17:44 pm
I have never heard of that program. What network?
NBC. While I do like Mandy Moore, you can count the number of broadcast network series I watch on one hand and you will have fingers left over.
Wow. I think this is Just Bob's Burgers for me... Man. Broadcast television is so terrible.
Scream Queens, Shark Tank, and Blacklist for me.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on October 25, 2016, 08:07:01 am
I've been watching The Good Place. So far, it's ok. I think that's the only network show I've been watching. (I also watch Scandal and Bachelor as my guilty pleasure shows. But they have no place on this thread!)
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 25, 2016, 08:43:35 am
But they have no place on this thread!
It only took 73 pages, but finally someone else understands the strictures of this thread.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Space Freely on October 25, 2016, 09:14:12 am
How many hours a week do you guys spend watching tv/movies? My wife complains that I spend too much time screenwatching, but good lord I don't think I can hold a candle to some of you folks!
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on October 25, 2016, 09:24:52 am
well some people don't have kids or much of a commute
so that's a factor
currently I get about 7 hours a week in...usually after 9:30pm
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 25, 2016, 09:34:17 am
How many hours a week do you guys spend watching tv/movies? My wife complains that I spend too much time screenwatching, but good lord I don't think I can hold a candle to some of you folks!
I would estimate close to 20 when its not football season and ~30 when it is.

Also, for context, I work from home multiple days a week and can listen/watch things in the background instead of the radio/podcasts when I'm in the office.

I also am single and have no children so my amount of free time exceeds yours to begin with.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Yada on October 25, 2016, 09:50:16 am
How many hours a week do you guys spend watching tv/movies? My wife complains that I spend too much time screenwatching, but good lord I don't think I can hold a candle to some of you folks!

+/- 2 to 3 hours a week.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Space Freely on October 25, 2016, 09:51:35 am
well some people don't have kids or much of a commute
so that's a factor
currently I get about 7 hours a week in...usually after 9:30pm


9:30 (or later) for me too.

It varies, but I'd say on average maybe eight hours a week for me.

We married with childrens lead such predictable lives.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 25, 2016, 02:40:59 pm
How many hours a week do you guys spend watching tv/movies? My wife complains that I spend too much time screenwatching, but good lord I don't think I can hold a candle to some of you folks!
A week? hm...

It's hard to say... I feel like m TV is on a lot, but I'm on my phone, or reading, or going through my music streams, or working on design stuff.... "Watching" attentively I'd say maybe 10 hours a week? Between TV and Netflix and whatever streaming service I have.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Bent Reznor on November 26, 2016, 10:07:11 pm
Black Mirror is seriously fucking with my head.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on November 27, 2016, 09:19:48 am
Black Mirror is seriously fucking with my head.
I just watched season 3 episode 1 last night and loved it

My 3 fav shows this year
Black Mirror
WestWorld
High Maintenance
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Space Freely on November 27, 2016, 10:14:46 am
Watched the first two episodes of The Night Of. Good stuff.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on November 27, 2016, 11:03:33 am
Watched the first two episodes of The Night Of. Good stuff.
I was so into it for the first 2 episodes, but for some reason not at interested in finishing
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 28, 2016, 11:34:21 am
Can't tell if I love High Maintenance or not. The 2nd episode stressed me out. I love the dog/dog walker episode though. Will keep plowing through it.

Insecure is great though.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: K8teebug on November 28, 2016, 03:19:24 pm
I love Insecure.

I can't handle high maint. The people are annoying af.

The Night Of really disappointed.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on November 28, 2016, 03:22:18 pm
I like Divorce much better than Insecure but I have a long standing mancrush on (the acting abilities of) Thomas Haden Church.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 28, 2016, 04:41:01 pm
I love Insecure.

I can't handle high maint. The people are annoying af.

The Night Of really disappointed.
High Maintenance does reach that Portlandia level of irritation, but it does make me chuckle. Going to give it a couple more.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 15, 2016, 10:14:21 am
From AV Club's Year End Coverage (http://www.avclub.com/article/best-tv-performances-2016-247126)

The worst performance of 2016
Bobby Cannavale, Vinyl


The single worst TV performance of the year?and arguably the worst to ever come out of HBO?s once-unassailable prestige-drama factory. Vinyl seemingly had everything it needed to be a critical hit: a rich, historical backdrop; the built-in erudition of record-collector geekery; the powerhouse production team of Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese, and Mick Jagger; tasteful nudity. Then Bobby Cannavale?s Richie Finestra came along to crush all those ingredients up and snort them, then scream about Bo Diddley as the camera zoomed in on his quaking, sweaty face. There were a lot of things wrong with Vinyl: its tired drug clichés; its office-party celebrity-impersonator versions of musicians like David Bowie and John Lennon; its pointlessly distracting murder subplot; those irritating, magical-realist musical interstitials. But all these flaws could have been? well, if not overlooked, then at least improved upon in the series? scrapped second season, had its main character not been so one-note-of-piercing-feedback. It was a blessing when HBO finally turned it off. Granted, Cannavale wasn?t given a whole lot to work with, as Richie was an unsympathetic dick by design. But the actor?so good in small doses, as on Boardwalk Empire?was so out of his element that it was morbidly fascinating, lacking the slightest shred of charm that makes even the most irredeemable antiheroes worth rooting for, radiating nothing but rage and smarm, and delivering every line like a brick hurled through a window. Our TV is in a better, more peaceful place without him, even if it means we?ll never enjoy the cheap laugh of watching him get all coked up and scream, ?These guys are the truth!? at an ersatz Ramones.
Title: Re: SPOILER WARNING: Prestige Television Discussion
Post by: Unquotable-hatch ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı on December 23, 2016, 10:52:45 pm
Fleabag

some really good stuff