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Title: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings!
Post by: Dice on February 01, 2011, 06:30:46 PM
I didn't know how to name this topic right.
Anyways.

What didja watch?  We have a movie topic and I know we watch television.

An Idiot Abroad - first two episodes down (out of only 8; typicak Gervais Production).  Amazing, nice light-documentary, not enough "funny" documentaries (if it can be called that), most others just "try" to be funny.  The guy is a pure clown.

The Office - speaking of Ricky Gervais, his one minute cameo was the best thing that happened this season

30 Rock - I've sort of lost interest in this show.  It's funny, just the lack of any real substantial plot makes it one of those you can tune in and out at any point

Community - certainly and up and comer for comedies, and unexpected (I hate sit-coms with laugh tracks, something's wrong if you need help to make your show funny).  Chevy Chase steals the show, along with Ahbed.

Top Gear - awesome episode this week, The Stig especially shows what he's made of.  If you like cars, and haven't watched this show - it is probably the best car show even for people who aren't enthusiasts.  They do the dream job: riding on loong highways in a sports car or whatever V12.
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Post by: Yoda on February 01, 2011, 06:34:57 PM
Community is a damn awesome show but it's hard when it's the 1st in the lineup. Every week I get together w/ friends to watch Community, Office, and 30 Rock then a dvr'ed Tosh.0.

Well last week I didn't and I watched them all on hulu but in this order office, 30 rock, then community and it seemed 100 times funnier.


Dice, 1st season of Comm. was incredible, there was less (at least it seemed that way) of the characterization of all the characters. It seems like in season 2 they're all dramatized to the extreme. I still love it though.

30 Rock is amazing when you realize how awesome Jenna is. That weird thing she had going on w/ that dude that acted like her at a strip clubs was incredible.
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Post by: Starmongoose on February 01, 2011, 07:02:12 PM
It ain't no secret that I'm not the biggest TV watcher, as my hands feel like they should be doing something. No controller, no book - I end up flicking the battery cover off and on and it drives people mad. However since I've been moving and the Internet is not installed yet, I've been watching more TV.


My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
- Jesus, I feel bad about watching this one but I just can't tear my eyes away. The lives of Irish traveller and Romani gypsy women who are getting married. I shouldn't judge a culture based on some silly Channel 4 programme, but its hard to see many redeemable things about that kind of way of life. People say at least they have a tight-knit family, but I see that as being a bit like saying at least people who have gone through a lobotomy don't need to worry about voting.

Law and Order: SVU: I'm not to fond of the other ones, unless someones getting raped i'm not happy. Also, what is with the fucking schedual in America? Can't you people just air programmes weekly? Jesus christ.

Dr Quinn: Medicine Woman That one isn't entirely volentary. My gran got a DVD collection of it and has been watching it on a loop because she forgets what happened at the start by the times shes gotten to the end.

@Dice: It's actually rather normal for a UK show. Our seasons ussually run about 8-12 episodes.
Title: Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings!
Post by: Yoda on February 01, 2011, 07:11:30 PM
I hope Ricky Gervais takes over on the american Office. That'd be interesting.
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Post by: Mickeymac92 on February 01, 2011, 07:29:01 PM
I watch all my TV on the Interwebs, but tonmight I'll be staying up late to watch ep. 7 and 8 of Gurren Lagann. Since I just finished streaming it on Hulu, I figure I watch it on my fancy TV for once, though it's annoying that every episode is a rerun for me. I can't wait until the end of the month when Chrono Crusade starts. That way I'll have two shows on TV to watch.
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Post by: Tooker on February 01, 2011, 08:19:50 PM
Awesome.  I watch a lot of TV on DVD.  I'm too impatient to wait for whole seasons to happen. :)

Watching The Legend of the Seeker, season 1.  Not bad, but it is reminding me of things that annoyed me in the book.  Think I'm about halfway through the season.

We're trying to stick to just one series at a time, but we have SO many other series to watch when we finish this one.  It'll be tough. :)

Been contemplating signing up for Netflix since I noticed that they have the entire series of Full Metal Alchemist on streaming, but haven't taken the plunge yet.

I am such a nerd.
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Post by: Yoda on February 01, 2011, 08:32:44 PM
about 1/2 way done w/ season 4 of The Wire. An awesome show but I feel that the 1st 2 seasons were the best.
Title: Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings!
Post by: Azrael on February 01, 2011, 08:47:24 PM
I don't watch too much TV, but there are a few shows I am anxious for the start of the next season (which will probably be a while for each one):

Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Bored to Death

What I do like to watch right now though is Malcolm in the Middle reruns. I've seen every episode at least twice, maybe three times. I think it's probably one of the greatest shows ever put on TV.

Bob's Burgers has been interesting as well and I'm curious to see where it goes. Feels like King of the Hill kind of humor. I like it though.

Oh and I like to watch Jeopardy. I missed tonight's episode though. Last night's was cool and I was really hoping Johnny(?) would win. I mean talk about stereotypical Brooklyn Italian. It was amazing. Instead Eureka Nutt won. I wonder if she won again tonight. It's quite a name.

Oh, gotta add that right below, like just a tiny little notch below Malcolm in the Middle as one of the greatest shows ever put on TV would be Everybody Hates Chris. Yeah. I really love those shows.
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Post by: Yoda on February 01, 2011, 11:11:17 PM
anyone watch Spartacus: Blood and Sand? Now that's pure entertainment right there.

I'm watching the prequel thingy now
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Post by: insertnamehere on February 01, 2011, 11:49:55 PM
I feel like I'm the only person that hates NBC comedy, or at least feel like it seems overrated and unfunny.
I'm desensitized to laugh tracks, so most shows I watch on CBS.
Big Bang Theory (hell yes)
Two and a Half Men
"No, it's like a toll booth. At the end of the hour, a gate comes down and lops off your penis. Have fun." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyKVOnw_So8)
"Yeah, I hear scientists are working on a machine that can cook two pieces of toast at the same time." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=152Q01nF-TE)
Ryan Stiles is awesome.
I've also been watching Dexter occasionally.
$#*! My Dad Says (based on a twitter account) and Mike & Molly are good too.
Title: Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings!
Post by: Azrael on February 02, 2011, 12:06:28 AM
Don't both Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men have laugh tracks?

And I don't care how funny a show Two and a Half Men is. People need to freaking boycott it or something. Charlie Sheen should not be allowed to make so much freaking money and get away with what he does.
Title: Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings!
Post by: Yoda on February 02, 2011, 12:42:37 AM
I find Two and a Half Men to be terrible.

But who am I to judge... I find enjoyment in Mike and Molly.
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Post by: insertnamehere on February 02, 2011, 12:47:26 AM
All those except Dexter have laugh tracks, and yeah I agree about him getting overpaid especially compared to Jon Cryer (Alan) since he gets paid poorly considering most stuff he does on that show.
I'm glad it got canceled until he gets out of jail hopefully without bail.
If someone started a boycott on it, I'd join and find some way to watch it without him making money.
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Post by: Yoda on February 02, 2011, 06:05:25 PM
The dialog in spartacus blood and sand and gods of the arena is incredible

"words fall from your mouth as shit from ass"

"and what I wonder does good Selonius receive for convincing me to spread cheeks and accept deeper ramming?"
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Post by: CastNuri on February 02, 2011, 10:29:39 PM
I've been watching the first few episodes of Mad Men, season 4. I hope that I like this season as much as I did the last; it's looking good so far!

Besides the odd bored evening watching a FRIENDS or Scrubs rerun (so. very. sick. of. these.) I haven't been watching much. Like Tooker, I also prefer to watch shows once they're out on DVD.

Title: Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings!
Post by: Mickeymac92 on February 02, 2011, 11:01:15 PM
Caught some spongebob today. I can't believe after all these years this show is still funny.

Also saw some One Piece on Hulu, it's more entertaining than I remember.
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Post by: GrimReality on February 03, 2011, 10:29:30 AM
I hate the TV. I always feel like I could be doing something more productive. TVs are good for playing video games and watching movies.
The only shows I will sit down and watch are Survivor and Amazing Race. No, I really don't know why I still watch them. I just do.
Otherwise, I find a show I want to watch, and then I get it on dvd/blu. I like doing things at my own pace.
I am currently in the middle of season 3 of Doctor Who.
I DID watch the 6 episodes of The Walking Dead when it was on. I didn't like having to stop what I was doing(or wanted to do) to watch a show at a set time. Plus, commercials suck and rot your brain.
My wife watches weird shit like Oddities or Dr. G Medical Examiner.
Title: Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings!
Post by: Dice on February 03, 2011, 11:47:46 AM
Watched some repeats of Curb your Enthusiasm.  This show is probably the *best* on-air television show.  The show has a brilliant way of circulating concepts in a "what goes around comes around" method - it's pure genius.
Title: Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings!
Post by: Yoda on February 03, 2011, 05:28:18 PM
I love that show but the "rewatchability" is low because most of the humor relies on people just behaving unrealistically.

I fucking love when the Blacks move in with him. So funny.
Title: Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings!
Post by: Esper_Crusader on February 04, 2011, 01:41:16 AM
I'm watching some shows that have been over for years.  Re-watching X-Files season 6 and Red Dwarf series 5.  New shows I'm watching are "V" and Bob's Burgers.
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Post by: Yoda on February 04, 2011, 10:24:19 AM
Yesterdays episode of Community was incredible.
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on February 04, 2011, 12:13:34 PM
Getting back into 30 Rock. I don't know why I stopped watching this show. :)
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Post by: Tooker on February 04, 2011, 06:22:27 PM
Red Dwarf series 5.

Ooh - nice.  That's a good season. :)
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Post by: Dice on February 04, 2011, 09:08:30 PM
Yesterdays episode of Community was incredible.

I just watched it.  loveddd it.  Loved the "remixed" (premixed?) gothic/classical opening.
Title: Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings!
Post by: Yoda on February 08, 2011, 05:43:06 PM
I'm watching some of season 2 of Weeds. 1/2 this show is the lady looking cute. she must have some oral fixation because she's always lightly toying around with a straw from a iced coffee drink.

works for me!
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Post by: Vanguard on February 11, 2011, 12:40:09 PM
Holy shit, I just checked out the anime section on Hulu. I was considering a subscription at rentanime.com, but considering they have Trigun, Monster, Death Note and several others in their entirety, I'm going to just take what I can get for free.
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Post by: Starmongoose on February 11, 2011, 03:15:15 PM
I' about 12 episodes into Monster. Its good, but I don't see the greatness everyone else sees yet. Unless it happens later.
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Post by: Mickeymac92 on February 11, 2011, 08:20:20 PM
Holy shit, I just checked out the anime section on Hulu. I was considering a subscription at rentanime.com, but considering they have Trigun, Monster, Death Note and several others in their entirety, I'm going to just take what I can get for free.

Yeah, I was really impressed with Hulu's anime selection, too. If I weren't greedy, that site alone could satisfy my anime needs for several years!

I' about 12 episodes into Monster. Its good, but I don't see the greatness everyone else sees yet. Unless it happens later.

I liked the manga from what I read of it. I should pick it back up, I only got halfway through the first volume, or maybe check out the anime. I hear there's a big twist somewhere that makes things really interesting.
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Post by: Tooker on February 11, 2011, 09:34:29 PM
That's awesome - I didn't realize either.  I had been thinking about signing up for Netflix to stream some stuff, but it's already available on Hulu!
Title: Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings!
Post by: Starmongoose on February 12, 2011, 11:06:51 AM
Holy shit, I just checked out the anime section on Hulu. I was considering a subscription at rentanime.com, but considering they have Trigun, Monster, Death Note and several others in their entirety, I'm going to just take what I can get for free.

Yeah, I was really impressed with Hulu's anime selection, too. If I weren't greedy, that site alone could satisfy my anime needs for several years!

I' about 12 episodes into Monster. Its good, but I don't see the greatness everyone else sees yet. Unless it happens later.

I liked the manga from what I read of it. I should pick it back up, I only got halfway through the first volume, or maybe check out the anime. I hear there's a big twist somewhere that makes things really interesting.

I'll stick with it just a wee while longer then, I do love a good twist.
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Post by: Akanbe- on February 13, 2011, 06:27:36 PM
That's awesome - I didn't realize either.  I had been thinking about signing up for Netflix to stream some stuff, but it's already available on Hulu!

Eh, there's a ton on there (I believe around 10 pages of shows), but the quality of the shows are lacking a bit.  Netflix might still be the way to go unless you find a couple shows that you really want to watch.
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Post by: Tooker on February 13, 2011, 07:43:03 PM
I was specifically looking for Full Metal Alchemist.  Haven't ever seen the original from start to finish, and haven't seen the remake at all.

Watched The Lost Room this weekend.  Hadn't ever seen the end, so I was happy to know the ending.  My wife really liked it until almost the end, and then she decided a plot twist was dumb. :(
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The part where The Occupant says "you have to kill me, and then you can take my place, and you'll be able to bring your daughter back."  She said that they hadn't introduced any concept that would lead to that conclusion.  She didn't like it when the door opened again at the very end, either.  I didn't mind either of those points, personally.
Hopefully that one thing she didn't like didn't ruin it for her.
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Post by: GrimReality on February 14, 2011, 09:37:08 AM
I've been watching Season 3 of Doctor Who. I just saw "Blink" last night. What a great episode. Really makes you think. It flew by so fast that I was shocked when it was over. I wanted to immediately watch it again! Plus, Carey Mulligan is freakin' adorable in it. Man, I love this show.
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Post by: Tooker on February 14, 2011, 01:51:27 PM
That is definitely one of the best episodes of the new Doctor Who seasons. :)  The angels show up again in season 5, FYI...

Oh, and I forgot to say that as I watched Lost Room, I thought on a number of occasions "this would have made a great adventure game."
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Post by: Yoda on February 15, 2011, 01:26:16 PM
Watching the guild.


I feel like a dweeb but I'm a happy dweeb
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Post by: Starmongoose on February 15, 2011, 04:32:54 PM
This season of the Guild was awesome!
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Post by: Yoda on February 15, 2011, 04:51:20 PM
I'm just starting season 4.

Good to see Will Wheaton is still alive
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Post by: GrimReality on February 15, 2011, 08:00:48 PM
I've totally been meaning to watch The Guild for a few years now. I just need to find the time.
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Post by: Yoda on February 15, 2011, 08:45:26 PM
I've totally been meaning to watch The Guild for a few years now. I just need to find the time.

It's a show with 4-6min eps.


http://www.watchtheguild.com/

You gots the time :)
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Post by: Akanbe- on February 15, 2011, 10:34:55 PM
I've totally been meaning to watch The Guild for a few years now. I just need to find the time.

It's a show with 4-6min eps.


http://www.watchtheguild.com/

You gots the time :)

Do they still have free HD versions on Xbox live?
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Post by: Yoda on February 16, 2011, 07:42:33 AM
I've totally been meaning to watch The Guild for a few years now. I just need to find the time.

It's a show with 4-6min eps.


http://www.watchtheguild.com/

You gots the time :)

Do they still have free HD versions on Xbox live?

I don't know. I've never seen it on XBLA... which is weird because it's not like I don't use it.
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Post by: GrimReality on February 16, 2011, 08:58:38 AM
I've totally been meaning to watch The Guild for a few years now. I just need to find the time.

It's a show with 4-6min eps.


http://www.watchtheguild.com/

You gots the time :)
No, I don't have the TIME. There's never any TIME. TIME flies! TIME is on my side! TIME is what we want most, but... what we use worst. TIME is money. TIME only seems to matter when it's running out. I wasted TIME and now doth TIME waste me. TIME heals all wounds.
TIME TIME TIME TIME TIME TIME TIME TIME TIME............................................
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Post by: Starmongoose on February 16, 2011, 09:42:15 AM
I've totally been meaning to watch The Guild for a few years now. I just need to find the time.

It's a show with 4-6min eps.


http://www.watchtheguild.com/

You gots the time :)


Do they still have free HD versions on Xbox live?

Yeah, the HD versions are still free to watch on Zune.
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Post by: CastNuri on February 16, 2011, 09:59:44 AM
So I watched the entire season 4 of Mad Men recently. Because I could.

It was weird. I liked it but didn't enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the third season.

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Post by: Lard on February 16, 2011, 11:08:33 PM
I watched all three series of Black Books - which was the series Graham Linehan did before the IT Crowd. And it was funny.

Now I've been watching the first series of Big Train, which Bill Bailey from Black Books wrote for. It's a surrealist comedy sketch show and has Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on it. Bit uneven but some of it is really funny.
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Post by: Yoda on February 16, 2011, 11:34:26 PM
God I love black books.

I love the episode where they house site for the guy and they walk in, knocking over the table with the vase on it. They just watch it fall over.

The weirdo they have come in to clean their place is outstanding.
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Post by: Dice on February 18, 2011, 11:10:44 PM
Last night's Community was ridiculous - I was in stitches.  The Office was awesome too - Agent Michael Scarn.... love love
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Post by: Tooker on February 19, 2011, 12:22:31 AM
Thanks to you all cluing me in that I should check Hulu, I've been watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.  :)  I had never seen the earlier episodes of the original series, so this was my first exposure to Tucker's story.  Wow.  Just wow.

Rewatched Torchwood: Children of Men.  Man, that series is so dark it's nearly pitch black.
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Post by: Tooker on February 26, 2011, 12:48:39 AM
Bought the entire series of The Wild Wild West tonight.  Watching it now.  Great stuff. :)
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Post by: Yoda on February 26, 2011, 10:44:28 AM
Community was fucking incredible this week, as was 30 Rock.



MAGNITUDE
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Post by: Dice on February 26, 2011, 04:33:10 PM
Community was fucking incredible this week, as was 30 Rock.



MAGNITUDE

I wanted the old, farting, white-hispanic dude to win the election!  But indeed, South Park was a worthy candidate.  Did you notice when they showed the President Profiles they misspelled "Kryptonite" as KYPtonite???
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Post by: Yoda on February 26, 2011, 04:50:58 PM
I actually don't, but i did take a look at the profiles.

I got so hammered last night I don't remember much except

POP POP!
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Post by: CDFN on February 27, 2011, 06:47:03 PM
Fringe just gets better and better, all that build up is delivering big time, what an amazing story!
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Post by: Alexander on February 28, 2011, 01:59:12 PM
I'm very pleased with how Bob's Burgers is doing.  Family Guy got lame a long time ago, but I was too addicted to stop watching it.  Bob's Burgers takes some of their humor but doesn't make it nearly as crass or harsh.  Bob is as hard working as Hank Hill, as loving as Homer Simpson, and just a dash of Peter's childishness.  A perfect mix.

Outside of that, Parks and Rec and The Office.  When I watch these it's always on Friday at lunch time over Hulu, and I always save the better one for last.  Recently, I've enjoyed Office more.  I've thought the show has gone downhill in the past few seasons, but this one (especially after the mid-season break) has been phenomenal.  Michael is being developed more than enough that we'll care about his soon departure.
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Post by: Yoda on February 28, 2011, 02:14:32 PM
You need to give Community a shake. It's not everyone's cup of tea but I fucking love it.
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Post by: Alexander on February 28, 2011, 02:28:58 PM
I loved the recent D&D episode and the famous "Modern Warfare" episode.  So I'll take your recommendation as the show hasn't done wrong for me yet.
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Post by: Seultoria on February 28, 2011, 08:10:05 PM
I hated Bob's Burgers. It's the same lame shit that's on [adult swim].

Anyway, finished Dream High this morning. I was so impatient to watch the last episode that I watched it live, streaming. Usually Korean sites hate me when I try to stream, so I was pleased to see that it actually worked.
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Post by: Azrael on February 28, 2011, 08:14:14 PM
I hated Bob's Burgers. It's the same lame shit that's on [adult swim].

Hmm...why do you think that? I like Bob's Burger. I wouldn't say it's hilarious, but I am certainly entertained by it. I don't think it's anything like Adult Swim's shows (which I think are beyond stupid) and find it more like King of the Hill, but with a way less conservative edge.
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Post by: Mickeymac92 on February 28, 2011, 10:53:55 PM
Caught some more clone wars. I think it would be more enjoyable if I actually was a Star Wars fan. As it stands, it's really struggling to hold my attention.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 01, 2011, 11:07:21 AM
I like Bob's Burgers too but I hear it's most likely getting cancelled along with dozens of other shows.  I thought I'd mention also that if you like "House" as I do then you might want to watch next week.  The preview made it look like a musical or something.  Should be interesting to say the least.
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Post by: Dice on March 01, 2011, 12:12:49 PM
I like Bob's Burgers too but I hear it's most likely getting cancelled along with dozens of other shows.  I thought I'd mention also that if you like "House" as I do then you might want to watch next week.  The preview made it look like a musical or something.  Should be interesting to say the least.

I liked Bob's Burgers... I just never know when it's on.  Hate to get attached if that's true...

House has annoyed me lately - and I'm a pretty big fan.  Masters is the worst thing on that show since they tried to make sole-bitch Amber an appealing character with her season finale ordeal (the ep was good, I still found her annoying).  Masters sucks because she gets in the way of the "point" of House - the unorthodoxy part that makes him so appealing.  I want 13 back - she was foxy and complained much less.  Worse yet, is I'm really getting the gist they're running out of ideas.
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Post by: SonicDeathMonkey on March 01, 2011, 11:37:15 PM
(http://www.seat42f.com/images/stories/archer-fx.jpg)
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Post by: Tooker on March 01, 2011, 11:43:51 PM
How is that?  Is it like Frisky Dingo part 2?
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Post by: CastNuri on March 02, 2011, 01:00:10 AM
Not sure if this counts but I'm currently watching an episode of Bear Grylls. He's in Siberia.

This man is insane.

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Post by: SonicDeathMonkey on March 04, 2011, 06:43:32 PM
How is that?  Is it like Frisky Dingo part 2?

Never saw Frisky Dingo.
I stopped watching Adult Swim after ATHF stopped being funny. Superjail is brilliant though.

Ever see Home Movies? Remember Coach McGirk? It's the same dude. (edit: also does the voice of Bob from Bob's Burgers)
Like if Coach McGirk was smarter, handsomer, even more of an asshole, and a secret agent instead of a soccer coach.

It's my favorite show on TV, along with The Boondocks and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (which I am absurdly obsessed with, probably seen every episode about 10 times not even exaggerating)
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Post by: insertnamehere on March 08, 2011, 12:31:17 AM
America's Next Great Restaurant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America's_Next_Great_Restaurant)
amusing restaurant names:
Big Wangs (wangs are probably wings)
Saucy Balls (similar to Schweddy Balls, but meatballs instead)
Peckers (think of Hooters if it was aimed towards women)
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Post by: Dice on March 08, 2011, 12:34:32 AM
Peckers (think of Hooters if it was aimed towards women)

=D
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Post by: Yoda on March 20, 2011, 02:01:19 PM
Community and 30 Rock continue to serve up the yucks

I've been watching Roseanne on netflix

:|
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 22, 2011, 11:13:28 AM
I've finally gotten around to watching "Weeds".  I'll just say that I watched the entire first season in one sitting.:)
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Post by: Tooker on March 22, 2011, 11:40:37 AM
I had never watched the cartoon Avatar, but had a lot of people recommend it to me.  Started it last night, watched three or four episodes.  It's good!
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Post by: Yoda on March 22, 2011, 02:12:37 PM
I've been Keeping Up Appearances
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Post by: CastNuri on March 23, 2011, 02:18:07 AM
I saw an episode of "Chuck" today because it happened to be on telly and my friends really dig the show (wasn't quite sure what the big fuss was about). Didn't hate it. Cutesy but still kinda charismatic-- also very good adjectives for the lead actor, I imagine. May or may not borrow my friend's set for my Spring break.

Otherwise, I have been watching old South Park episodes because I never really watched 'em before.
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Post by: Adapheon on March 23, 2011, 07:24:56 AM
Me and my girlfriend have been finishing off Angel, she didn't see the whole series and it's been like 5 years since I've watched it. I forgot how much I didn't like the 4th season, I mean it's better then a lot of TV I've watched but for Angel it was not a high mark. We're on I think ep 6 of season 5. After this I'm not sure what we're watching. The plus side of no cable is it's a lot cheaper then paying for cable, the downside is finding stuff you consistently want to watch
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Post by: Tooker on March 23, 2011, 11:43:49 AM
The other upside is that when you watch a show on DVD, you get to watch as much of it as you want in a row, rather than waiting a week (or several months) for the next episode.
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Post by: Adapheon on March 23, 2011, 12:22:28 PM
I almost consider that a downside. When it's a choice it's okay, but I'm a compulsive person and sitting down for 14 hours watching a TV show because you can't stop sucks :P
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Post by: Dade on March 23, 2011, 09:44:59 PM
So we moved into a new place a few months ago and skipped hooking up TV service, so we have a nice plasma with a blu-ray player and Netflix running on it. We're really trying to experiment with new ways of getting TV. We've been watching Fringe, House, HIMYM and a couple others online, which took getting used to, but has become tollerable. I miss full HD.

We're kinda stuck, though, when it comes to new TV. Everything released is so painfully dull or just a rehash of previous garbage. I've become an HBO/Shotime supporter the last few years. Dexter and Weeds are all-time faves, A Game of Thrones should be good, and I really enjoyed the Wire when it was still around.

Too many good shows vanish (RIP Firefly and BSG) and too many hang around far too long (American Idol, Survivor, Reality Show X, etc).

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Post by: Dice on March 24, 2011, 01:24:47 AM
I've been dying to watch Weeds.
I'm also dying to watch Curb Your Enthusiasm...GET BACK ON.

Watched the latest House.  Pretty good, and Masters wasn't as annoying as usual.  Definitely one of the better ones the last little while, and makes up for last weeks stupid use of film parodies.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 24, 2011, 07:46:19 AM
Man, Weeds is crazy good.  3 seasons in 3 nights.  I'm hoping to grab 4,5 and 6 from a friend of mine today:)
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Post by: Yoda on March 24, 2011, 10:18:00 AM
I wasn't that impressed w/ Weeds. I watched 3 seasons or so.


I love kevin nealon in it though.
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Post by: Lard on March 27, 2011, 02:38:28 AM
The season finale of Star Wars - The Clone Wars and Fringe.
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Post by: Yoda on March 28, 2011, 01:14:07 PM
Only a few more episodes of the wire left.

Season 5 is fucked up. I love Clay Davis.


Best crime/cop show I've ever seen. So damn good.

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Post by: insertnamehere on March 31, 2011, 12:09:50 AM
Secrets of the Dead
This shit is fascinating, just like Nova.
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Post by: Yoda on March 31, 2011, 12:25:28 AM
Finished The Wire. Probably in my top 5 of shows watched. Before I started I was sick of people saying how good this show is, especially people who don'y like "cop" shows.

Well count me in that lot. This show is incredible. Great characters, excellent dialog, and a great ending despite the show being rushed.

Every season has a different angle, but it all ties together.



(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z70/Chips347/shakes_no.gif)
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 03, 2011, 05:25:09 PM
Watching the follow-up to Louis Theroux's documentary on the WBC. It utterly breaks my heart seeing these brainwashed people.

In the last documentary he talked to the daughter of one of the guys there and she was very into it from what we saw. The weirdest part was four years later when he comes back she has been kicked out the church (Her family doesn't contact her) and she looks very. Very. different. Boobs out, hair dyed, piercings, make-up and provocative art on the walls.

She looks like she is really trying to get as far away from the WBC as she possibly can.
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Post by: Yoda on April 05, 2011, 06:19:04 PM
season 4 of The IT Crowd

damn good show
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 05, 2011, 06:28:17 PM
(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Starmongoose/OtherIT.jpg)
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Post by: Yoda on April 05, 2011, 06:35:03 PM
(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Starmongoose/OtherIT.jpg)

I can live with that...being the one loved by all :)
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 05, 2011, 06:35:40 PM
(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Starmongoose/OtherIT.jpg)

I can live with that...being the one loved by all :)

Yeah, I was gonna pick being Moss, but I thought that would be selfish and gave you the best character ^_^
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Post by: Yoda on April 05, 2011, 06:38:19 PM
I'd probably be more like the boss (2nd boss) or the guy taking a crap when jen 1st goes into the basement in ep1
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Post by: Dice on April 05, 2011, 06:43:33 PM
(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Starmongoose/OtherIT.jpg)

I can live with that...being the one loved by all :)

Yeah, I was gonna pick being Moss, but I thought that would be selfish and gave you the best character ^_^

Thats the exact reason I put my name last on group projects even when I do more of the work. :D

Whats it crowd and why arent I hip enough to know what it is?
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 05, 2011, 06:45:37 PM
I'd probably be more like the boss (2nd boss) or the guy taking a crap when jen 1st goes into the basement in ep1


Haha, Richmond? XD

I love Richmond. Did Noel Fielding ever make it in the US? He's a big deal here.


@Dice: British comedy about 3 IT technicians. It's very geeky and funny ^_^ I love it.
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Post by: Dice on April 05, 2011, 06:46:26 PM
So long as it's better than the "geek" humour of Big Bang Theory, which  I really don't get the hype...
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Post by: Yoda on April 05, 2011, 07:56:15 PM
(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Starmongoose/OtherIT.jpg)

I can live with that...being the one loved by all :)

Yeah, I was gonna pick being Moss, but I thought that would be selfish and gave you the best character ^_^

Thats the exact reason I put my name last on group projects even when I do more of the work. :D

Whats it crowd and why arent I hip enough to know what it is?

IT crowd is a BBC show about two goofy i.t. guys. written by the guy that did black books and father ted (also incredbile shows).

At times thought it seems like they're trying too hard, but that's mostly b/c of a overbearing laff track.

Yoda approves
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 05, 2011, 07:58:53 PM
It's a live audience actually. but I agree - live audiences clap and laugh like morons these days.
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Post by: Yoda on April 05, 2011, 08:07:54 PM
If you want to see terrifying TV watch the pilot for the american version of the IT crowd.

THe only laugh is in the intro credits when they insert the new boss into the graphics
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Post by: Dice on April 05, 2011, 08:15:51 PM
I hate laugh tracks -- I personally find something is wrong if you need a laugh track to perpetuate humour (mind you, some shows to well with, but I hold in higher regard the ones that do without).

Curious about this show now though.  Brit humour is highly underappreciated.
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Post by: Yoda on April 05, 2011, 09:12:31 PM
If you haven't seen Black Books please check that out. I don't think there was a bad episode at all.

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Post by: Starmongoose on April 05, 2011, 09:18:59 PM
If you haven't seen Black Books please check that out. I don't think there was a bad episode at all.



Dylan Moran = <3

I wish I was that classy a drunk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FCWq6-WxHA&feature=related
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Post by: Tooker on April 07, 2011, 01:20:23 AM
I'm a good ways into Avatar season 2, and I have to say - this show is outstanding.  Much more than just a silly kids' show.  Zuko's Uncle Iroh is easily one of the best characters I've ever seen in a cartoon.  Heck, not just in a cartoon.

Currently watching the "Tales of Ba Sing Se" episode, which is great.  The girls' story was nice, Uncle Iroh's was touching - definitely the thing that cemented my love for the character - and Sokka's haiku rap battle was epic.
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Post by: Lard on April 07, 2011, 07:34:28 AM
I hate laugh tracks -- I personally find something is wrong if you need a laugh track to perpetuate humour (mind you, some shows to well with, but I hold in higher regard the ones that do without).

Curious about this show now though.  Brit humour is highly underappreciated.

YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE IT CROWD YET?

Seriously though, it and Black Books are worth your valuable time.
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 07, 2011, 08:25:26 AM
I hate laugh tracks -- I personally find something is wrong if you need a laugh track to perpetuate humour (mind you, some shows to well with, but I hold in higher regard the ones that do without).

Curious about this show now though.  Brit humour is highly underappreciated.

YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE IT CROWD YET?

Seriously though, it and Black Books are worth your valuable time.

I actually suggest Black Books before the IT Crowd , but thats just me.
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Post by: Dice on April 07, 2011, 09:08:14 PM
I hate laugh tracks -- I personally find something is wrong if you need a laugh track to perpetuate humour (mind you, some shows to well with, but I hold in higher regard the ones that do without).

Curious about this show now though.  Brit humour is highly underappreciated.

YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE IT CROWD YET?

Seriously though, it and Black Books are worth your valuable time.

I actually suggest Black Books before the IT Crowd , but thats just me.

Ill be sure to check them out! x)

I just watched the end of the latest American Idol.  I don't watch it, but wow.  The girl they all thought would be the "next idol" was taken out of the draw much to the shock of ...just about everyone.  Whether you have a high opinion of her or not, if J Lo shed a tear because I didn't make it into the finals, I'd be pretty goddamn honoured!  Nothing is more of a final slap than performing that last heart-breaking song before you're kicked off (the literal swan song when you get booted off, you have to sing).  Her final note was kinda stretched, then she hides her face, starts crying, microphone on, and hugging up against another finalist.  Mind you, with all the publicity, she'll probably still have a happy future or whatever.
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Post by: Yoda on April 09, 2011, 01:37:03 PM
rewatching season 1 of community on dvd.

I like this season much more. 2 has some hilarious moments, but it is too preachy w/ the "lessons learned about life" at the end of each episode.

I also find Brita to be much more attractive than Annie.
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Post by: Dice on April 09, 2011, 03:39:25 PM
rewatching season 1 of community on dvd.

I like this season much more. 2 has some hilarious moments, but it is too preachy w/ the "lessons learned about life" at the end of each episode.

I also find Brita to be much more attractive than Annie.

I found neither of them that hot.  They both look irritated and annoyed too often.

Watched an episode of 16 and Pregnant on MTV, I laughed and cried (these girls are so stupid)....

Dad of Tramp: Is it a good idea to quit college?  Don't you want the best job and better life for your child, and set a good example??

Tramp: Well if my baby doesn't want to go to college, I'd want her do what makes her happy.

Dad: . . . . . . .

(I think in his mind and if the cameras weren't there, he'd have slapped the shit out of her there).

Anyways, everything came crumbling around her.  Sometimes it's worth driving a few states over to one that legalizes abortion, or use a goddamn condom, it ain't hard.

An episode that followed it made me so happy though -- luckiest little pregnant tramp in the world has a shitty homelife, so she lives and get's (seriously) treated like a daughter at the boyfriend's parents house.  I've never seen such kindness.  The boy goes storming off one night and his mum tells the knocked-up girlfriend, "Don't worry about him [my son], this is *your* bed know, we'll take care of you"!! If that were me I'd be seriously kissing their asses everyday.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 11, 2011, 08:34:10 AM
I went through seasons 1-4 of Futurama over the weekend. I would really like to know why season 5 hasn't aired in my area of Canada yet. I had to watch it online and it's been quite a while since it aired. Comedy Channel should have this by now:(
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Post by: (Tunnels) on April 13, 2011, 01:02:28 AM
Getting Mad Men from Netflix and one disc away from the end of the 1st Season. This show is crazy good. Favorite characters so far are Betty and Joan, although that may change in the coming seasons.

In between Mad Men discs I've been watching Xena, and its just awesome. Such an involving, silly show. And I want Lucy Lawless's pouting, dangerous Xena face on my tombstone when I die.
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Post by: Yoda on April 13, 2011, 09:44:42 AM
I really need to give mad men a try. I think I'd dig it. I need a new series after finishing the wire.



I'd take lucy lawless' face somewhere else.
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Post by: Yoda on April 14, 2011, 07:44:16 PM
WHO ELSE IS READY FOR THE NEW PAUL REISER SHOW?????


Seriously:

-How many of you had to google that name? Or if you did know him I'm willing to bet it's only because of the wormy guy he played in Aliens.

and

-Who's naked pictures does he have where someone as irrelevant as he is gets a new show?
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Post by: Dice on April 14, 2011, 08:49:07 PM
New House was really good.  Trying to remember the shows Yoda and Star talked about.  And I gotta catch up on other things.  Included an anime into the fray... for the first time in years.
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Post by: Tooker on April 15, 2011, 12:42:29 AM
Picked up season 2 of Venture Bros. Still good stuff.
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Post by: Dice on April 15, 2011, 01:52:57 AM
Picked up season 2 of Venture Bros. Still good stuff.

I loved that stupid show
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Post by: Yoda on April 15, 2011, 02:19:32 AM
Twin Peaks is now on instant watch, I probably would've liked it when it was on the air but I was 9, so I get a pass.

I did, however, really love Northern Exposure which is not related at all... but sort of niche all the same.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on April 15, 2011, 09:33:44 PM
Twin Peaks is now on instant watch, I probably would've liked it when it was on the air but I was 9, so I get a pass.

I love Twin Peaks so much. Now I need to watch the opening credits just for the discomforting music.
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Post by: Tooker on April 16, 2011, 12:11:14 AM
I watched Reaper before I ever saw Twin Peaks, so it was weird to see Ray Wise in that role. He was probably the best personification of the devil I've ever seen. Obviously, some of the credit must go to the writers, but he was still awesome.
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 18, 2011, 01:37:07 PM
Just watched A Game of Thrones.

It. was. AWESOME! I've never seen an adaptation follow the source material so closely before. It was perfect. I think I'm going really enjoy watching this.

Misc comments:


My boyfriend and I have never seen so many fucking tits. Seriously, naked females galore. To be fair though, there was a nice group of shirtless guys at one point.

I have high hopes for the actors playing Tyrion and Cersei. They are damn good.

Sansa is older looking that what I had pictured in my head, but that may have been my own fault.

CUTE PUPPIES!
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Post by: Yoda on April 18, 2011, 02:34:58 PM
Just watched A Game of Thrones.

It. was. AWESOME! I've never seen an adaptation follow the source material so closely before. It was perfect. I think I'm going really enjoy watching this.

Misc comments:


My boyfriend and I have never seen so many fucking tits. Seriously, naked females galore. To be fair though, there was a nice group of shirtless guys at one point.

I have high hopes for the actors playing Tyrion and Cersei. They are damn good.

Sansa is older looking that what I had pictured in my head, but that may have been my own fault.

CUTE PUPPIES!


I don't have cable and I haven't read the books yet.

So I hope this show lasts and does the series justice so I can read the books, then marathon the DVDs at a later date.
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Post by: Tooker on April 18, 2011, 04:43:10 PM
Turned to HBO right when the logo was on screen.  Left it on long enough to see it switch to maybe some people coming up over a hill... and turned away.  Decided I couldn't afford to get into a series that will almost always be on while I'm on a plane (had an earlier flight than usual yesterday).  Especially because people are saying it's amazing.

But I may not be able to resist watching it online...
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Post by: (Tunnels) on April 18, 2011, 10:10:26 PM
Just watched A Game of Thrones.

It. was. AWESOME! I've never seen an adaptation follow the source material so closely before. It was perfect. I think I'm going really enjoy watching this.

Misc comments:


My boyfriend and I have never seen so many fucking tits. Seriously, naked females galore. To be fair though, there was a nice group of shirtless guys at one point.

I have high hopes for the actors playing Tyrion and Cersei. They are damn good.

Sansa is older looking that what I had pictured in my head, but that may have been my own fault.

CUTE PUPPIES!

My boyfriend is pretty taken with the actor who plays Jon Snow. XD

But yeah, HOLY SHIT I loved it. It moves pretty quick, and some minor things were changed, but I seriously loved it.

Also, the title sequence is one of the best I've seen since Rome. It gave me chills.
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 19, 2011, 05:53:14 AM
I'm with you on the opening sequence! I was just, woah! Really intense.

I forgot to mention it, but the actress playing Daenerys was really good as well.

If there was just ONE thing I might be disappointed it, it would be that Tyrion in the show is not as disfigured as Tyrion in the books - but that's fine.
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Post by: GrimReality on April 19, 2011, 02:26:07 PM
You bastards and your Game of Thrones watching. I hate you. All right, maybe I don't hate YOU in particular, but I definitely hate SOMEbody! I refuse to buy into HBO just to view one show. Plus, I prefer to watch things on my own terms. Guess I'll just have to wait for dvd/Blu. Ugh.

I am currently enjoying season 4 of Doctor Who. The last episode I watched was The Doctor's Daughter. I liked it a lot, minus a few quibbles. I'm not looking forward to Tennant-less Dr. Who.

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Post by: Starmongoose on April 19, 2011, 02:30:28 PM
Teehee, it airs on the UK only a day after it airs in the US on the Sci-Fi channel, which is one of the basic channels :P
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Post by: Tooker on April 19, 2011, 05:28:10 PM
I am currently enjoying season 4 of Doctor Who. The last episode I watched was The Doctor's Daughter. I liked it a lot, minus a few quibbles. I'm not looking forward to Tennant-less Dr. Who.

You know what's weird about that episode?  Two things.  One, the girl in that episode is actually the daughter of a previous Doctor, and two, she and Tennant have a baby together in real life.  (She's 26, he's 40, according to Wikipedia.)  (Actually, it was his birthday yesterday!)

Matt Smith is good, but I know what you're saying.  I felt the same way about Tennant.  I think he'll always be "my" Doctor.
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Post by: Yoda on April 19, 2011, 07:03:14 PM
The lady that played Sarah Jane Smith died.
(http://doctorwhocompanions.com/files/2011/03/sarah-jane-smith-elisabeth-sladen-570x250.jpg)
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 19, 2011, 07:06:02 PM
What!? Elisabeth Sladen is dead. She was so young ;-;. I never even knew she was sick.
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Post by: Tooker on April 19, 2011, 10:17:01 PM
Wow - I didn't know either.  That's so sad!  She was awesome.
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Post by: GrimReality on April 20, 2011, 12:25:30 PM
Yeah, she was only 63. I guess she had cancer of some sort. Totally sad.

I watched The Unicorn and The Wasp last night. Totally fun episode. Loved the whole Agatha Christie murder mystery thing.

Star, you get to watch Game of Thrones without shelling out extra cash?! I guess I DO hate you, then.
; - )
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Post by: Yoda on April 20, 2011, 12:31:32 PM
I started watching Breaking Bad last night (my good friend gave me the first two seasons on bluray) and I enjoyed it. I love books/movies/shows about guys who're fed up with life and say "fuck it!"

Yeah, she was only 63. I guess she had cancer of some sort. Totally sad.

I watched The Unicorn and The Wasp last night. Totally fun episode. Loved the whole Agatha Christie murder mystery thing.

Star, you get to watch Game of Thrones without shelling out extra cash?! I guess I DO hate you, then.
; - )


Let's hate him together.
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Post by: Adapheon on April 22, 2011, 04:57:52 PM
I started watching Adventure Time, quite possibly the best show I've ever seen (I say that with only a bit of embellishment)
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Post by: Yoda on April 30, 2011, 11:48:28 PM
watching the first ep of Treme, god this is disappointing after the wire.

What a snoozefest
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Post by: Tooker on May 01, 2011, 01:39:57 AM
Watched the first few episodes of the 1963 series of The Outer Limits.  Pretty cool. :)

And Treme looked pretty depressing to me too - totally not watching that.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on May 02, 2011, 01:06:08 AM
Paul Reiser

I know exactly two things about Paul Reiser:

1. He didn't kill his wife.
2. He didn't come up with a file system.
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Post by: Tooker on May 02, 2011, 01:10:00 AM
Finished watching Avatar this weekend.  My opinion didn't change a bit - that was an awesome show, and people were right to recommend it to me. :)
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Post by: insertnamehere on May 02, 2011, 04:11:32 PM
3rd Rock
Some aliens come to Earth on a mission to study us.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba5Xjh5qoLM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7MGGDNnILg
I saw parts of it occasionally a long time ago, but no full episodes and now we have seasons 1 and 2 on dvd from a place with an excellent selection of games (play it trade it) mostly at really low (Arc the Lad, $3) to okay (Ys 6 and Stella Deus, $18 each) prices, with PSO 1 and 2 at $40.
I noticed one of these places had japanese imports, mostly dreamcast.
ANYWAY, 3rd Rock is amazing and it most episode titles find a way to mention "dick"
Like that way Ar tonelico has innuendo but hides (or hid, anyway) it subtly.
I heard that French Stewart (Harry in 3rd Rock) once rode around his property with his wife nude on an ATV.
They sound like fun people to have as friends.
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Post by: Dice on May 02, 2011, 07:27:29 PM
I watched Top Gear USA.  Some hate it, but it grew on me (so yeah, I wasn't keen on it at first, I was going in with wanting "another British one").  The chemistry is getting better between the guys, and the ideas are especially fresh (some of the newer British ones were a bit forgettable).  I'd love to see more, and I like the hosts (Tanner is dreaaammmy).
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Post by: GrimReality on May 03, 2011, 09:14:18 AM
Finished watching Avatar this weekend.  My opinion didn't change a bit - that was an awesome show, and people were right to recommend it to me. :)
After reading opinions from people I trust I lost all interest. And yet I keep hearing how great it is/was. The little bits of it I saw when it was on Cartoon Network just looked so...kiddy.


I just got disc 4 of Dr. Who season 4 in the mail yesterday. Silence in the Library tonight.

edit: I just realized I referenced a different site! Oops!
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Post by: Tooker on May 03, 2011, 03:27:43 PM
I won't say there aren't kiddy things in Avatar... but it's not like Spongebob* or anything.  The central conflict of the show is that the Fire Nation wants to rule the world, and the Avatar has to stop them, probably by killing the king.  So there are definitely mature themes.

*Not knocking Spongebob - that's a funny show.
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Post by: GrimReality on May 05, 2011, 04:35:54 PM
Still watching season 4 of Doctor Who. I just watched Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead. A couple of fantastic episodes that make you want to immediately watch them again. I don't have the time for such things, but you get my point. Great, thought-provoking TV.
I'm quite glad that I made the decision to start watching new Who all those months ago. Considering how little TV I actually watch, I think long and hard about which shows I choose to watch. At this point I am thoroughly wrapped up in this series. I'm a bit sad about only 4 more episodes of Tennant, though.
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Post by: Seultoria on May 06, 2011, 08:44:19 AM
Newest episode of South Park sucked. Here's to hoping Season 15 is the last and that they don't renew the contract. I'd like the show to end while it's still watchable.
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Post by: CastNuri on May 08, 2011, 08:13:03 PM
Alien Resurrection is only telly.

I saw the last half two nights ago and now I'm watching the first half. :P

EDIT: This film is so much creepier than I remember. But just as good! I'm always surprised not as many people liked this.

DOUBLE EDIT: Totally just realized that this is in the wrong thread. More on-topic, I saw the latest Doctor Who episode. >_>;;
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 10, 2011, 05:20:17 PM
Was watching the Eurovision semi-finals and I am outraged that Albania and Norway did not make the cut. However, Greece who's song was a mix of "Traditional Greek folk music and hip hop" made it through?

So disappointed in Europe right now.
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Post by: Yoda on May 11, 2011, 03:05:00 PM
Community, Parks and Rec, Office, and 30 Rock have all been gold.


I don't think I looked forward to a block of tv this much since I was a kid and TGIF was on!

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Post by: Dice on May 11, 2011, 03:26:37 PM
Community

Annie looked soooo much hotter without the anal-student look.  Of course, it took a Western episode to do it.  Sawyer from Lost looked absolutely gorgeous, awesome cameo too.

Warren Buffet, investor, with a net worth in the billions, is said to be on the season finale of The Office!!!!!  WOW.  What an amazing mix and cameo for a rich man at a poor and crappy paper company. x)
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Post by: Yoda on May 11, 2011, 03:48:28 PM
Community

Annie looked soooo much hotter without the anal-student look.  Of course, it took a Western episode to do it.  Sawyer from Lost looked absolutely gorgeous, awesome cameo too.

Warren Buffet, investor, with a net worth in the billions, is said to be on the season finale of The Office!!!!!  WOW.  What an amazing mix and cameo for a rich man at a poor and crappy paper company. x)



We watched through season 1 of Community and checked out some out-takes on the disc. There was one where annie messed up a line then said something in her normal voice.

SEXY VOICE
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Post by: Dice on May 11, 2011, 04:27:42 PM
Community

Annie looked soooo much hotter without the anal-student look.  Of course, it took a Western episode to do it.  Sawyer from Lost looked absolutely gorgeous, awesome cameo too.

Warren Buffet, investor, with a net worth in the billions, is said to be on the season finale of The Office!!!!!  WOW.  What an amazing mix and cameo for a rich man at a poor and crappy paper company. x)



We watched through season 1 of Community and checked out some out-takes on the disc. There was one where annie messed up a line then said something in her normal voice.

SEXY VOICE

Haha damn, that role isn't justifying!!  I've come to hate Britta.  She's... essentially too much of what the other characters always complain about with her. =/
I love Abed and Troy.  Not really good for the show, but sometimes the end credit bits are the funniest part of the episode. :)
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 11, 2011, 04:29:21 PM
Maybe I should check out this Community thing
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Post by: Dice on May 11, 2011, 05:03:17 PM
Maybe I should check out this Community thing

My boyfriend is nuts about it.  I think it's okay, there's definitely way better, but the show has no shortage of obscure and wacky.  It's great having Chevy Chase back though, he's an amazing prick in the show.
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Post by: Yoda on May 11, 2011, 05:07:07 PM
Maybe I should check out this Community thing

Start from season 1. Season 2 started off sort of weak but it's come through in fine form.

Also, don't listen to Dice.
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Post by: Dice on May 11, 2011, 05:10:17 PM
Maybe I should check out this Community thing

Start from season 1. Season 2 started off sort of weak but it's come through in fine form.

Also, don't listen to Dice.

...I said something bad?
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Post by: Yoda on May 11, 2011, 05:33:23 PM
No. But I'm in charge here when it comes to Starmongoose's viewing habits.

You have responsibility over his shoes, hair, and restaurant etiquette
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Post by: Dice on May 11, 2011, 05:44:05 PM
No. But I'm in charge here when it comes to Starmongoose's viewing habits.

You have responsibility over his shoes, hair, and restaurant etiquette

I demand to see a lawyer. 

Meanwhile; Star!!  Oi!  Hair, grow it out, to your back!  Don't gimme that look, NOW.  I got you some Uggs too.
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 11, 2011, 05:59:12 PM
No. But I'm in charge here when it comes to Starmongoose's viewing habits.

You have responsibility over his shoes, hair, and restaurant etiquette

I demand to see a lawyer. 

Meanwhile; Star!!  Oi!  Hair, grow it out, to your back!  Don't gimme that look, NOW.  I got you some Uggs too.

My worst nightmare is finally being realized, only this time I will look like the clown.

EDIT: On a related note, UGGs look fucking terrible. But man do they look comfy.
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Post by: Yoda on May 11, 2011, 06:11:06 PM
did anyone watch Glee? They did a version of rebecca black's "friday"
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 11, 2011, 06:15:11 PM
did anyone watch Glee? They did a version of rebecca black's "friday"

No, I did not watch Glee. That show is too gay even for me.


Figures they would do something stupid like that though.
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Post by: Dice on May 11, 2011, 06:40:23 PM
did anyone watch Glee? They did a version of rebecca black's "friday"

No, I did not watch Glee. That show is too gay even for me.


Figures they would do something stupid like that though.

Respect where it's due; they did a better job than RB did for her own single.

And Star made me laugh with his critique. 
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Post by: MeshGearFox on May 14, 2011, 02:24:30 AM
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No, I did not watch Glee. That show is too gay even for me.

Irony is that Lima, Ohio is an incredibly homophobic town. If Glee portrayed said town accurately, I'm pretty sure all the kids in that show would've been killed by episode 3.
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Post by: Tooker on May 14, 2011, 11:41:17 AM
Picked up a show called Starhunter for $5 at Target for a laugh. It's a Canadian sci-fi series with production values that constantly make you wonder when someone is going to get naked (hint: probably never). We've watched 2 episodes, and I'm not sure it was even worth $5.
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Post by: GrimReality on May 14, 2011, 08:59:19 PM
I watched the last two episodes of season 4 of Doctor Who last night. Some damn ambitious stuff going on there. I actually though 13 was going to be David's last, but I guess he's in the Christmas special. maybe more? Ah, don't tell me. I'll find out.
Classic Deus Ex Machina type stuff, but the whole thing was a blast to watch. I friggin' love this show. Hopefully, that doesn't change with the new Doctor.
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Post by: Tooker on May 14, 2011, 10:05:29 PM
Oh yeah - I forgot!  I was going to tell you (or somebody) that there is another DVD series with David Tennant, called "Doctor Who: The Complete Specials."  It's got the one you saw (The Next Doctor), plus some others. Won't spoil what's in there, because you said not to.  But yeah - Season 5 is where the new guy starts.  Most people like the new guy.  Took me a while to warm up to him, but I did.

On the subject of Doctor Who:
http://www.reallifecomics.com/archive/110511.html
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 17, 2011, 08:10:46 AM
I watched the finale of Smallville the other day and came away unimpressed. The return of Lex was underwhelming as was Clark finally putting on the suit. The whole sequence might as well have been pulled from "Return of Superman". I've never really been a big fan of the show so it wasn't a big deal for me anyway.  I guess I was hoping for some big action sequences. Whatever.
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Post by: Ashton on May 17, 2011, 09:29:05 AM
Castle season finale. It was heart rending.
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 24, 2011, 08:52:18 AM
Watched the season finale of House. What a piece of crap.
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Post by: Ashton on May 24, 2011, 09:37:09 AM
House stopped being good midway through season 4, when it became about the soap opera and not the medicine.
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 24, 2011, 09:51:07 AM
House stopped being good midway through season 4, when it became about the soap opera and not the medicine.

I'd have to agree. Far too much focus spent on the lives of his extremely boring team members.
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Post by: Yoda on May 24, 2011, 09:56:32 AM
in a related note I think Hugh Laurie would be the perfect choice to play Roland Deschain from the Gunslinger books.
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Post by: Tooker on May 24, 2011, 11:55:47 AM
Now that would be pretty interesting.  Having seen him as House and Bertie Wooster (two pretty different characters), I have no doubts as to his range.
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Post by: Vanguard on June 01, 2011, 05:16:07 PM
I started watching Parks and Recreation. So good. Officially replaced the void that the good seasons of The Office left.
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Post by: Yoda on June 03, 2011, 02:12:09 PM
I saw a couple episodes of the norm macdonald sports show yesterday. I truly is one of the funniest fucking things I've ever seen.

I started watching Parks and Recreation. So good. Officially replaced the void that the good seasons of The Office left.

It really is hilarious. I'm glad I gave it another chance and ended up loving it.
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Post by: Vanguard on June 03, 2011, 02:27:30 PM
Yeah, they seem like they're really hitting their grove in the middle of Season 2. Knope has gone from being this Michael Scott character into someone at least slightly competent, which has made the show feel a little more grounded I think.
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Post by: Yoda on June 03, 2011, 02:32:58 PM
i like how the show has a more positive vibe, like she can actually do stuff and lead people. unlike 30 rock where it's mainly about how much of a fuckup liz is socially
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 14, 2011, 06:58:03 AM
I watched the first episode of Game of Thrones last night and thought it was pretty rad. I don't have HBO so i'll probably pix up the box set when it's released.
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 14, 2011, 07:22:17 AM
Speaking of Game of Thrones, last nights episode was awesome.


I read the books, so I knew it was coming, of course. But they did it well.
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Post by: GrimReality on June 17, 2011, 09:37:07 AM
I watched the first episode of Game of Thrones last night and thought it was pretty rad. I don't have HBO so i'll probably pix up the box set when it's released.
If you don't have HBO, how did you see it? On the net somehow? I don;t have HBO either, so I'm stuck waiting until home release 6 months from now. Sucks. I wish they would just offer the episodes for viewing online. Maybe charge a 1.99 per show or something.


I watched Doctor Who "The Waters of Mars" last night. What a great episode! The Doctor gets downright scary there towards the end. Now all I've got left of Tennant is The End of Time parts 1 & 2. I'm not anxious to watch them because I don't want to be sad. Pathetic, huh?
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 17, 2011, 11:33:24 AM
Tennant leaving was the end of an era, but don't be too sad.

Every Who fan who liked Tennant thought it would never be the same but Moffat knows what he is doing and the next season brings probably the best companion of the new series and a really cool Doctor (though I will always be a Tennant fan).

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Post by: Yoda on June 20, 2011, 01:04:13 PM
I need to give Tennant a fair shake I think.

Something was off-putting about him so I never watched any of his eps.
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Post by: Dice on June 24, 2011, 02:42:53 AM
Watched all of Game of Thorns.  I remember some idiot calling it "Thornes" when bragging about it, thus making it hard to find, and me look like an ass when trying to explain it....

I love how HBO seems to manage some screwing into their shows.  But anyways.  Nice to see a medieval show done well, it's been a long, long time since and I do enjoy the blend of politics and lore.
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 24, 2011, 04:25:15 AM
Watched all of Game of Thorns.  I remember some idiot calling it "Thornes" when bragging about it, thus making it hard to find, and me look like an ass when trying to explain it....



Huh.

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Thorns

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Thornes

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Idiot

(http://gi150.photobucket.com/groups/s96/NM0GDI0Y7G/a-game-of-thrones.jpg)
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Post by: Dice on June 27, 2011, 06:22:35 PM
Watched all of Game of Thorns.  I remember some idiot calling it "Thornes" when bragging about it, thus making it hard to find, and me look like an ass when trying to explain it....



Huh.

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Thorns

Quote
Thornes

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Idiot

(http://gi150.photobucket.com/groups/s96/NM0GDI0Y7G/a-game-of-thrones.jpg)

I was tongue-twisting myself writing the sentence haha
In the end, what can I say, I don't proof-read forum posts too often. :P

Watching Californication.  I like it, kinda clever, but the hard-core emphasis on sex and drugs while still mingling with more genuine romance or love is a bit over-bearing.  I don't think a guy can hate this show though. :P
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Post by: GrimReality on June 30, 2011, 09:32:21 AM
Watched all of Game of Thrones.  I remember some idiot calling it "Thornes" when bragging about it, thus making it hard to find, and me look like an ass when trying to explain it....

I love how HBO seems to manage some screwing into their shows.  But anyways.  Nice to see a medieval show done well, it's been a long, long time since and I do enjoy the blend of politics and lore.

How? Do you have HBO, or did you watch it another way? I wish they would let us losers without HBO pay a "per episode"  cost so I could watch the damn thing.
Also, there's all sorts of screwing in the books, so it makes sense that it's in the show. too.

anyway...

Watched the End of Time parts 1 & 2. That was some pretty bizarre stuff. The whole Time Lord thing really threw me for a loop, and was pretty much unnecessary. Not as weepy as I was expecting, either. Bye Tennant.
I'll wait a few weeks, then start up watching Season 5.
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Post by: Tooker on June 30, 2011, 12:58:33 PM
The whole Time Lord thing really threw me for a loop, and was pretty much unnecessary.

Which thing do you mean?  It's been a little while since I saw that one.
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Post by: Dice on June 30, 2011, 01:42:12 PM
Watched all of Game of Thrones.  I remember some idiot calling it "Thornes" when bragging about it, thus making it hard to find, and me look like an ass when trying to explain it....

I love how HBO seems to manage some screwing into their shows.  But anyways.  Nice to see a medieval show done well, it's been a long, long time since and I do enjoy the blend of politics and lore.

How? Do you have HBO, or did you watch it another way? I wish they would let us losers without HBO pay a "per episode"  cost so I could watch the damn thing.
Also, there's all sorts of screwing in the books, so it makes sense that it's in the show. too.

I, uh, wasn't complaining really.  Haha more making comparison; primetime cable usually does the "L" shaped covers, the guy's chest is showing, but the girls' goods are covered up in post-sex scene; in HBO shows, we get the full view of during and after.
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Post by: GrimReality on June 30, 2011, 01:58:19 PM
The whole Time Lord thing really threw me for a loop, and was pretty much unnecessary.

Which thing do you mean?  It's been a little while since I saw that one.
I mean the reappearance of the long lost Time Lords. Freakin' Timothy Dalton devouring the scenery as the Time Lord President. The episode(s) we're a bit overstuffed. It felt like RTD was trying to jam as much stuff in as possible in order to go out in a big way.

Dice, you didn't answer as to how you saw the show. Unless you went a more..."unorthodox" route, then I would understand you're silence on the matter.
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 30, 2011, 02:59:42 PM
She watched it at a friends house, right, Dice? ;D

@Grim: I LOATH those two episodes and it was a really shitty way to end Tennants time as a Doctor. I was glad that Alan Davies left for the far supeiror Moffat after that.
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Post by: Dice on June 30, 2011, 03:44:24 PM
Dice, you didn't answer as to how you saw the show. Unless you went a more..."unorthodox" route, then I would understand you're silence on the matter.

I'm in that awkward territory: watched it at a friends, who themselves used an "unorthodox route".
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Post by: Yoda on July 02, 2011, 09:24:40 PM
We're watching a documentary on PBS called "a hot dog program."

It's from 1998 and it's embarrassing how dated we all looked in 1998. Awful clothes, everyone looks like a fool.

In this show they went to a place right down the block from where I live, and it looks great back then. But now it's awful.

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Post by: Tooker on July 04, 2011, 12:57:05 AM
I've been watching old episodes of The Twilight Zone (season 1).  Man, was that a good show!  A true example of the phrase "often imitated, never duplicated."

(Although I must admit that I remember Alfred Hitchcock Presents having some mighty good episodes, I don't remember which one came first.)
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Post by: Yoda on July 04, 2011, 11:12:25 AM
STAR TREK: TNG is on instant watch!!!!


YES
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Post by: Yoda on July 22, 2011, 10:57:26 PM
Party Down is an awesome show with an amazing theme
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Post by: Vanguard on August 01, 2011, 11:15:40 AM
I've been watching Wilfred.

I...don't know what to think. It's weird that the people they got to do this show actually accepted it. It's like, "Hey want to be in this show where the main character sits around all smoking pot and scheming with a dog, who, for the show's purposes, will be some Brit in a dog suit?"

Also, the peanut butter episode was awful. I will leave it up to your imagination to figure out what it's about.
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Post by: Tooker on August 01, 2011, 11:51:07 AM
Oh - from the commercials, I thought it was actually supposed to be some dude who spends his life in a dog suit, rather than a dog who the audience sees as a dude in a dog suit.
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Post by: Yoda on August 01, 2011, 05:12:39 PM
I used to LOVE watching Tosh.0 but recently the show has gotten so sick...

the last one I caught was the one w/ the nipple massage guy. It seems like the show is around just so Tosh can find a way to get naked.
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Post by: Tooker on August 01, 2011, 05:29:40 PM
Forgot to say, I've been keeping with my standard DVD watching of TV stuff.  Lately, it's classic Twilight Zone season 1 - that show is so good - and The Walking Dead.  I'm halfway through that, and I can see why everybody was so jazzed about it.  Right now,
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they've gotten to the rooftop and discovered Merle's cut off hand.  I'm very anxious (in both senses of the word) to see what happens next.

Oh, and I've watched the first six episodes of the current season of Doctor Who - just one to go until I have to wait like everybody else.  It's gonna kill me.
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Post by: GrimReality on August 02, 2011, 09:27:23 AM
I just got disc 1 of season 5 in the mail! Hello Matt and and Karen. You better rock.

Also, the wife and I started watching True Blood. We've watched 3 episodes so far and all I can say is a big ol' WTF?
I feel like I'm watching a goddamn porn at times. So far it's been about nothing but sex. Not that I don't like sex, but come ON. Hopefully some plot will show up soon. It will most likely be naked.
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Post by: Azrael on August 02, 2011, 09:55:03 AM
Season 4 of Breaking Bad started a couple weeks ago. It's really off to a great start. I really hope the series isn't dragged on though as II really can't see it lasting beyond another season at most.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 03, 2011, 09:24:12 PM
Re-watching season 1 of The Walking Dead in anticipation for the second.  Yeah, it's still 2 months away but I just can't stand the wait.
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Post by: Akanbe- on August 07, 2011, 03:33:44 PM
Addicted to Gamecenter CX.  Not sure why watching a guy play video games and travel to different arcade centers in Japan is fun to watch, but for some reason it is.
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Post by: Yoda on August 15, 2011, 12:56:34 PM
Watching a show called "Heavy." Its a reality show where each ep two obese people lose weight. It's more positive and interesting than sensationalized reality weight loss shows. It was on A&E and I'm watching on netflix.

One thing I like is watching these and seeing them workout. They do some good core exercises w/ the trainers.
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Post by: GrimReality on August 15, 2011, 03:53:50 PM
The wife and I continue to watch True Blood, season 1. I think we're up to episode 8 or something. It's still not a very good show, but the characters are growing on me. Plus, you want to know who's doing all the killing.

I just watched Vampires of Venice last night. Damn, Amy looked good in this episode. I loved her tights. I suppose I liked the actual episode, too. It was fun. Fish vampires are cool. I'm not so sure about Rory, though. Too much the stereotypical wuss. I can't see how Amy would be attracted to him.
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Post by: Tooker on August 15, 2011, 04:50:32 PM
Rory improves over time. :)
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Post by: Yoda on August 18, 2011, 05:41:56 PM
Netflix now has Mad Men and I was thinking of starting it.

For those who have seen it, is there a good story or is it people just acting smooth and cool?
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Post by: Vanguard on August 19, 2011, 10:59:55 AM
My girlfriend just started watching it last night and says it's good. The show definitely exudes some atmosphere, but it does look like it gives a pretty accurate portrayal of the NYC ad scene in the 50s. Still, I will not be watching it.

edit: Oh hey, 1000 posts.
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Post by: CastNuri on August 19, 2011, 11:02:13 AM
Netflix now has Mad Men and I was thinking of starting it.

For those who have seen it, is there a good story or is it people just acting smooth and cool?

There *is* a good story and I do think that it's genuinely interesting, not just stylish.
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Post by: GrimReality on August 19, 2011, 04:54:24 PM
The ONLY reason I would ever watch Mad Men is Christina Hendricks. I have zero interest in the "NYC ad scene of the 50's". Snooze city.
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Post by: Vanguard on August 19, 2011, 05:01:38 PM
Where do you live again, Grim?

And pretty much everyone in America is a product of what advertising firms did in the 50s.
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Post by: GrimReality on August 19, 2011, 07:22:04 PM
Where do you live again, Grim?

And pretty much everyone in America is a product of what advertising firms did in the 50s.

A SW burb of Chicago.

It's just the subject that doesn't interest me. It's been proven numerous times that a good story and characters can make any subject interesting. Considering the praise the show gets, I'll assume that's the case here.
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Post by: Lard on August 20, 2011, 02:26:07 AM
Rory improves over time. :)

Yes. Yes he does.

I watched all three seasons of the original Transformers cartoon for the first time recently. The first season is great. There is some real shit in season 2. Season 3 is a mixed bag, but not as bad as everyone says. That Headmasters thing is terrible.

Started watching the animated Star Trek series because I've never seen it before. It's actually pretty good, especially for a 70s cartoon.

The new Thundercats is also better than I was expecting, considering the "quality" of the source material.
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Post by: Yoda on August 21, 2011, 12:21:04 AM
Where do you live again, Grim?

And pretty much everyone in America is a product of what advertising firms did in the 50s.

A SW burb of Chicago.

It's just the subject that doesn't interest me. It's been proven numerous times that a good story and characters can make any subject interesting. Considering the praise the show gets, I'll assume that's the case here.


What suburb? Did I ask you this already?

I grew up in Alsip
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Post by: GrimReality on August 21, 2011, 10:55:17 AM
Where do you live again, Grim?

And pretty much everyone in America is a product of what advertising firms did in the 50s.

A SW burb of Chicago.

It's just the subject that doesn't interest me. It's been proven numerous times that a good story and characters can make any subject interesting. Considering the praise the show gets, I'll assume that's the case here.


What suburb? Did I ask you this already?

I grew up in Alsip

Yeah, I swear we covered this already, but it doesn't matter. I live in Joliet. Work in Plainfield. The company I work for actually does a lot of work in Chicago. Heck, we install the flowers on Michigan Avenue, as well as many other known properties.
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Post by: GrimReality on August 26, 2011, 03:23:24 PM
Yeah, I know. Double post. This is not related to the one above, so I figure it's ok.

Last night I watched Vincent and The Doctor. I really enjoyed this episode. The man who portrayed Vincent Van Gogh was great. I also thought the writing was very good. The ending was brilliant, despite being so manipulative. I would have shed a tear if the wife wasn't in the room.


Also, the wife and I finished watching the first season of True Blood. I maintain that the show is just plain not good. Sex and Vampires coupled with poor writing and ridiculous plot points. The wife seems to be digging it, though, so I suppose we'll move on to season 2.
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Post by: Yoda on August 26, 2011, 05:05:12 PM
Wait until she gets to the end of season two/beginning of season three.

hilarious
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Post by: Raze on August 26, 2011, 06:49:48 PM
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Started watching the animated Star Trek series because I've never seen it before. It's actually pretty good, especially for a 70s cartoon.

The original series was my dad's favorite show. I remember him getting all mad when he'd hear the theme rush in and find out it was the cartoon that was on :)
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Post by: Yoda on August 31, 2011, 06:20:09 PM
I've watched a bunch of Mad Men eps.

I think I sorta pay attention and then when Christina Hendricks is on screen I REALLY pay attention

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Post by: Vanguard on September 06, 2011, 08:43:07 AM
Watched the entirety of A Game of Thrones. An awesome show, looking forward to the next season.
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Post by: GrimReality on September 06, 2011, 02:28:43 PM
I'll watch game of Thrones when it eventually makes it's way onto Blu. I have no interest in watching it on my computer monitor. I'm still jealous, though.

I finished off Season 5 of Doctor Who last night by watching The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang. What a convoluted mess of timey whimey goodness. I enjoyed them well enough, but didn't get the emotional kick like I was hoping. Stil,l I think Matt Smith is really great as the Doctor and look forward to starting up season 6 in a few weeks. Then there's the total awesomeness of River Song. I can't believe that woman is 48! Add in the uber cuteness of Amy Pond, and it's all I can do to keep from drooling.


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Post by: Vanguard on September 06, 2011, 02:36:09 PM
Yeah, it's actually got me interested enough to consider reading the books and I hate fantasy.
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Post by: GrimReality on September 06, 2011, 02:48:34 PM
Yeah, it's actually got me interested enough to consider reading the books and I hate fantasy.

I'm sure you've already looked into it, but these books are so not your typical "wizards and warriors" fantasy books. There's a little bit of it thrown in here and there, but for the most part it's hard drama that just happens to take place in a medieval setting. Go for it.
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Post by: Vanguard on September 06, 2011, 03:10:31 PM
It's not the setting that bothers me about fantasy, it's the writing. The pacing for many of the titles is like watching a time-lapsed film of paint drying. My girlfriend has the first book and the writing seems a little more fast-paced, so I'll look into it. Of course, the show has made these books immensely popular and there are like 2342382379 holds on 20 copies at the local libraries, meaning I'll have to buy them. 
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Post by: Azrael on September 06, 2011, 04:24:33 PM
I have a copy of the first book mass market paperback. I'll give it to you. Seriously. Wasn't my thing. Couldn't fully explain why but I'll never finish it or read the other books.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 09, 2011, 09:01:21 AM
I finally watched the last few episodes of Game of Thrones.  I almost fell out of my chair. REALLY looking forward to season 2.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 12, 2011, 02:12:35 AM
double.  Watching season 4 of Weeds which is awesome and season 8 of The Simpsons which is arguably the best.  Scorpio, Grimey, Mulder and Scully..FANTASTIC:)
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Post by: Tooker on September 12, 2011, 10:57:09 AM
I am completely with you on season 8.  There have been plenty of great episodes before and since, but that season... awesome.  I rewatched it a while ago, and I think there were only 2 episodes in the whole season that weren't absolute classics.
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Post by: Azrael on September 12, 2011, 01:08:00 PM
Just watched the latest episode of Breaking Bad. Oh man oh man oh man. They did, in my opinion, a superb job portraying the depth of a darkness a man will go when he's desperate. Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are probably my two favorite characters currently on TV. I read they've renewed the series for one final season, which I'm glad to hear because I hate when they drag series out (especially one where there is a pretty damn tangible time limit). Hell there were parts of earlier seasons that felt a bit dragged out. The trajectory they've plotted though for how it seems it could all end is pretty damn good though.
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Post by: Yoda on September 19, 2011, 08:11:54 PM
We just started season 3 of Breaking Bad.

What I love about the show is how successfully it blends comedy and serious drama.

For instance:
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In season 2 when Walt breaks into Jessie's house it's a funny situation. Then Walt lets the girl die on her vomit. Man that was rough

Also it's beautifully shot, especially some of the montage sequences



Right now I'm watching the American version of Hell's Kitchen. I enjoyed the other seasons but this one is terrible. Non of the people are likable, and it doesn't seem like any of them can actually cook worth a damn.
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Post by: Lard on September 20, 2011, 12:13:43 AM
I finished off Season 5 of Doctor Who last night by watching The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang. What a convoluted mess of timey whimey goodness. I enjoyed them well enough, but didn't get the emotional kick like I was hoping. Stil,l I think Matt Smith is really great as the Doctor and look forward to starting up season 6 in a few weeks. Then there's the total awesomeness of River Song. I can't believe that woman is 48! Add in the uber cuteness of Amy Pond, and it's all I can do to keep from drooling

Wait til you get to Season 6
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Post by: Azrael on September 21, 2011, 09:22:20 AM
We just started season 3 of Breaking Bad.

What I love about the show is how successfully it blends comedy and serious drama.

For instance:
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In season 2 when Walt breaks into Jessie's house it's a funny situation. Then Walt lets the girl die on her vomit. Man that was rough

Also it's beautifully shot, especially some of the montage sequences

Season 4 is a lot less funny. The show has gone to a pretty dark place. I'm really liking the place the show appears to be going. I mean the show HAS to end with one particular event but it'll be interesting to see how it gets there. The last few episodes were pretty crazy. I'm not sure whether I love or hate Gus. I mean the way they wrote his character. Really interesting character. It's nice they've started to flesh him out more.

Also looking forward to the new season of Boardwalk Empire. Going to try and marathon season 1 this Saturday.
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Post by: Darklight on September 23, 2011, 02:47:01 AM
Bully beatdown, entire 3rd season in one go, followed by the first 48 and the recent Season of Archer. The last 2 shows I watched all the way through where the soprano's and Queer as folk British. Oh, I watched the ultimate Gamer, dear god they suck!

No more arthouse for me
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 23, 2011, 05:23:23 AM
Downton Abbey!!!

(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Starmongoose/Backloggery/DowntonAbbey.jpg)
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Post by: Yoda on September 23, 2011, 09:54:47 AM
^ I heard she's a demon in the sack


Community, Office, and Parks/Rec were all great last night
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Post by: Akanbe- on September 23, 2011, 04:01:24 PM
Oh, I watched the ultimate Gamer, dear god they suck!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo60-3zg74s
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Post by: Yoda on September 23, 2011, 04:08:28 PM
well, he is Asian...
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Post by: Vanguard on September 24, 2011, 09:36:29 AM
The Office was surprisingly better than I expected. Totally called Andy being the new boss.

Parks and Recreation continues to get better every season.
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Post by: Ragnarok-Sabin on September 24, 2011, 10:45:07 AM
Community season premiere was everything I hoped it would be. Not a classic episode per se, but it definitely had that Community feel I love so much. My only complaint is that episodes are so damn short!

Castle premiere was decent too. They do enjoy teasing you with the finale and then jerking the bait away from you in the premiere, which is both engaging and frustrating. Also, Stana Katic is getting hotter, I swear.

Dexter season 6 premiere has been leaked online. I caved and watched it. All I have to say is HELL YES.
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Post by: Yoda on September 26, 2011, 06:32:27 PM
just watched BSG Exodus 2, the big battle at the beginning.


God I fucking love that
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Post by: Azrael on September 26, 2011, 07:06:17 PM
Man, Breaking Bad is getting heated up. It feels like this is the end though and I'm curious how the fuck they're going to prolong this for another season that 16 episodes long. I guess I'll have to wait and see, but shit has definitely hit the fan and it's good to see them not entirely holding back. Holding off on watching Boardwalk Empire. I heard it was a great episode but I think I really want to watch all of Season 1 first. It may be a bit unrealistic of me though considering that's 12 hours to get through...
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Post by: CastNuri on September 28, 2011, 10:52:03 PM
Starting on the first season of Downton Abbey! From the writers of Gosford Park, so I had to give it a shot. So far... wonderful. :)
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 29, 2011, 01:04:17 AM
Starting on the first season of Downton Abbey! From the writers of Gosford Park, so I had to give it a shot. So far... wonderful. :)


I'm glad you agree! Love that show.
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Post by: CastNuri on September 29, 2011, 03:31:34 AM
Starting on the first season of Downton Abbey! From the writers of Gosford Park, so I had to give it a shot. So far... wonderful. :)


I'm glad you agree! Love that show.

It is a-maaaazing. So addictive and entertaining. Maggie Smith has some of the best lines ever! :D
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Post by: GrimReality on September 29, 2011, 09:34:45 AM
Just started watching the second season of True Blood last night. The show really pretty much sucks, but Nan seems to like it, so I guess I'll keep watching it with her.

The first disc of season 6 of Doctor Who should show up today.
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Post by: Yoda on September 29, 2011, 04:40:19 PM
Just started watching the second season of True Blood last night. The show really pretty much sucks, but Nan seems to like it, so I guess I'll keep watching it with her.

The first disc of season 6 of Doctor Who should show up today.

I tells you, season 3 of TB is fucking cracked. It's MST3K worthy
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Post by: Dice on September 29, 2011, 06:00:19 PM
Just started watching the second season of True Blood last night. The show really pretty much sucks, but Nan seems to like it, so I guess I'll keep watching it with her.

The first disc of season 6 of Doctor Who should show up today.

Aw, you're such a nice hubby.

Is it like one of those shows that you don't like, but like a cartoon, it's entertaining at the very least?
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 29, 2011, 06:06:35 PM
It's so nice to have Dice back with us. RPGfan feels like home again! <3
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Post by: Yoda on September 29, 2011, 06:12:48 PM
It's so nice to have Dice back with us. RPGfan feels like home again! <3

More like a fucking psych ward
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 29, 2011, 06:40:32 PM
It's so nice to have Dice back with us. RPGfan feels like home again! <3

More like a fucking psych ward

Home is where the meds are.
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Post by: GrimReality on September 29, 2011, 09:17:54 PM
Just started watching the second season of True Blood last night. The show really pretty much sucks, but Nan seems to like it, so I guess I'll keep watching it with her.

The first disc of season 6 of Doctor Who should show up today.

Aw, you're such a nice hubby.

Is it like one of those shows that you don't like, but like a cartoon, it's entertaining at the very least?
IMHO, it is poorly scripted, and not even very well acted. The scenarios are totally ridiculous, and nothing makes sense...ever. Not even in an alternate reality world like this one.
The only redeeming thing is that pretty much everyone gets naked. Sure, I'm stuck seeing naked dudes, but plenty of hot women are happy to show their stuff as well. It's kind of embarrassing, really. If I wanted naked people I could find them easily on the ole interwebnet. Instead, I'm stuck blowing 60 minutes per episode. Oh, well.

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Post by: Tooker on September 29, 2011, 11:29:24 PM
Home is where the meds are.

Quote of the week. :D
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Post by: GrimReality on September 30, 2011, 10:31:33 AM
Home is where the meds are.

Quote of the week. :D
Quote of the past 5 years for me. : - (
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Post by: Azrael on October 03, 2011, 07:59:30 PM
The last episode of Breaking Bad was a bit meh. For a show that's got a whole new season coming up it felt just a little too rushed in some places. Hoping the season finale ends on a note I half expect it to. There's a lot of places they can take the show, just going to wait and see where it goes.

Finally watched the first episode of the new season of Boardwalk Empire. What a helluva way to open a season. I really hope they give Chalky some more screen time. It seems like they're ready to flesh his character out a little better. I felt it was something that had a lot of potential in the first season but they kind of just ignored him a bit too much. Maybe it'll be better this season. I really love the way they portray Capone in this show as well.
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Post by: Yoda on October 03, 2011, 10:03:49 PM
the Prohibition special on PBS is great.


What a fucked up time
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Post by: Dice on October 03, 2011, 10:51:21 PM
It's so nice to have Dice back with us. RPGfan feels like home again! <3

More like a fucking psych ward

I don't really know what Yoda thinks of me anymore... = |

I watched Community, Office, and Modern Family.  Love love.  Watching House soon!
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Post by: Yoda on October 04, 2011, 01:43:41 AM
It's so nice to have Dice back with us. RPGfan feels like home again! <3

More like a fucking psych ward

I don't really know what Yoda thinks of me anymore... = |

I watched Community, Office, and Modern Family.  Love love.  Watching House soon!

I think you're aces, but let's not kid ourselves. We're all fit for the loony bin
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Post by: GrimReality on October 04, 2011, 10:31:56 AM
This being the looney bin is why I keep coming back!

I watched the first 2 episodes of Doctor Who Season 6. The impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon.
I can already tell this is going to be one screwed up season. I kind of miss the more stand alone type episodes. Now it's all about the mythology, and confusing the fuck out of the viewers. I'm still enjoying the show, of course, but I long for simpler times. Story of my life.
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Post by: Tooker on October 04, 2011, 11:00:39 AM
the Prohibition special on PBS is great.


What a fucked up time

Oh, I absolutely want to see that.  Good thing they'll replay it about 100 times this month! ;)


Grim, I've only seen the first half of the season, but they definitely wrap up a lot of the stuff that's been going on by the end of that first half.  I know the rest of the episodes have aired, but I'm being a good boy and waiting to buy the DVDs rather than downloading them.  It's very hard some days.
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Post by: Starmongoose on October 04, 2011, 04:40:04 PM
Just watched the finale of Warehouse 13, it was a particularly good series this year. Surprisingly graphic compared to the previous two.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on October 05, 2011, 11:17:40 PM
Watched the premiere of American Horror Story. What a hot mess this show is. I have no idea why they edited it the way they did, but this show is moving at 100 MPH and leaves you to fill in the blanks. Seems like they're trying to pack a ton into the show at once too. Not very spooky, but it has a nice air and ambiance about it. Dunno how I feel about the characters so far either. I'm gonna give this one the season probably, but I'm undecided as of right now.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 06, 2011, 06:57:30 AM
Watched the HOUSE season premiere and it was good, as expected.  The second episode of Supernatural was less impressive.  Nothing really happened for most of the episode except Sam, Dean and now Bobby talked about their feelings a lot. If the writers don't give this shit a rest, I'm turning the channel.
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Post by: Vanguard on October 06, 2011, 08:33:16 AM
the Prohibition special on PBS is great.


What a fucked up time

There's this bar near my work that claims it's the oldest bar in NYC. They survived through the prohibition by disguising themselves as a flower shop. I guess they still use their original formula for their house brew too.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 06, 2011, 10:34:47 AM
Watched the premiere of American Horror Story. What a hot mess this show is. I have no idea why they edited it the way they did, but this show is moving at 100 MPH and leaves you to fill in the blanks. Seems like they're trying to pack a ton into the show at once too. Not very spooky, but it has a nice air and ambiance about it. Dunno how I feel about the characters so far either. I'm gonna give this one the season probably, but I'm undecided as of right now.

Pretty much my thoughts exactly. What a bizarre show. It was all over the place, and hard to get in to. I hadn't even heard of it until Nan said she wanted to watch it. This is odd considering the amount of Horror FB pages I've liked.
Anyway...I suppose I'll give it a few episodes to get into a rhythm. It certainly has potential.
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Post by: Raze on October 06, 2011, 03:56:16 PM
Marathoned Breaking Bad. It's damn good...but I still have to rant about that damn pink bear.
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They built that thing up a whole season and in the end it turned out being a plane crash that had nothing to do with anything. I get it'd kind of supposed to be on Walt's head, but with it so out of nowhere and him being a few steps removed it just didn't work.

I kind of wonder if it's something they had to change. Like, what I assumed was coming, going MASH and the bear is really his baby and the network said 'No, that is too dark' or 'We still have a few seasons left, don't kill everyone'.

Edit-It was two seasons ago...but I suppose tags couldn't hurt.
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Post by: Yoda on October 06, 2011, 11:21:41 PM
Way to spoiler a plot point, but what happened at the end has a lot to do w/ everything.

Try watching more of the show
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Post by: Lard on October 06, 2011, 11:42:05 PM
Started a watchthrough of The Critic tonight, because of Charles Napier dying. :(
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Post by: Azrael on October 07, 2011, 12:09:15 AM
Yeah, the plane crash actually plays an interesting role in the show. It may feel out of no where, but it has its purpose.
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Post by: Yoda on October 07, 2011, 01:06:50 PM
New Girl and Up All Night are ok comedies. They're not any kind of Parks, Office, or Community but it's worth catching here and there.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 07, 2011, 04:15:38 PM
I somehow missed the Doctor Who Christmas Carol episode, so I watched it last night. That damn thing was all over the place. A lot of fun, though. Plus, we get more Amy in the police outfit. Yum.

Now on to the Pirate episode.
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Post by: Tooker on October 08, 2011, 12:21:16 AM
Watching the classic Twilight Zone episode "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street." Terrifyingly believable.
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Post by: Yoda on October 09, 2011, 06:41:45 AM
Good fucking news

Walking Dead, Wonder Years and now Deep Space Nine are on instant watch.

Before I know it I'll be knee deep in the Dominion War

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/5720/4x10c.gif)
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Post by: Tooker on October 09, 2011, 03:03:25 PM
Good old Worf. It's funny, but even after watching that show throughout its run and in reruns since, I wouldn't recognize Michael Dorn if I saw him on the street. Well, until he opened his mouth. :)

Still watching old shows on DVD. Last night, I saw an episode of Faerie Tale Theatre where they did Puss In Boots, starring Gregory Hines and Ben Vereen. Pretty cool.
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Post by: Yoda on October 09, 2011, 04:30:21 PM
There's an awesome episode of DS9 where it takes place in the 50s/60s NYC and they're all writers at a sci fi mag.

Worf appears as a famous baseball player at the time, sans makeup of course. He's actually a pretty sharp looking dude. He does have an awesome voice. The coolest is the cardassian guys and weyoon are in it as humans too.
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Post by: CDFN on October 09, 2011, 04:36:03 PM
Fringe continues to impress. John Noble is one of the best actors in the world.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 13, 2011, 10:57:57 AM
Watched the second episode of American Horror Story last night. It was better than the first, and I am now officially intrigued by this show. It's all over the map, but appears to have a method to it's madness. I like it. I even went to the website and "walked" through the house. I like all the effort being put into this.

Doctor Who 'Curse of the Black Spot' was mildly entertaining, but kinda weak overall. Looking froward to watching 'The Doctors Wife' tonight.
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Post by: Ragnarok-Sabin on October 14, 2011, 12:51:40 AM
Community Season 3 up to now has been funny, but somewhat underwhelming in comparison to previous episodes.

This all changed tonight. I laughed so hard I cried.

That is all.
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Post by: Dice on October 14, 2011, 01:11:08 AM
Community Season 3 up to now has been funny, but somewhat underwhelming in comparison to previous episodes.

This all changed tonight. I laughed so hard I cried.

That is all.

I actually find that Community as a whole is underwhelming.  But you get an episode like tonight's, or the dungeons and dragon one, or the reality-TV-based episode, or whatever other weirdo episode that comes as a complete and wonderful surprise.  Its what makes me stick around. :)

Tonight was an awesome episode!

I'm still hanging on to my theory; by the last season, this show will completely lose it's reigns and just make no sense. xP
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Post by: Ragnarok-Sabin on October 14, 2011, 04:05:37 AM

I actually find that Community as a whole is underwhelming. 

Blasphemy!

Personally, I find that the show as a whole is well above average, with the occasional absolutely-spectacular episode (and the odd boring one), but that may be a case of it appealing to my sense of humour better than it does to yours. I really enjoy the subtleties of the show--like tonight for example. To a new viewer the episode might seem ultimately pointless (in that most of what you saw literally doesn't matter), but to the long-time viewer it was kind of an exploration of "what role does each person play in the group" and how their absence affects the group as a whole.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 14, 2011, 09:31:41 AM
The Doctors Wife - I knew Neil Gaiman would come up with something great. Just like I knew the title wouldn't fall in line with the standard definition of "wife". I'm still a little confused about who/what exactly the antagonist was, but that really wasn't the point, was it? Such a wonderful and unique show.
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Post by: Yoda on October 14, 2011, 03:15:35 PM

I actually find that Community as a whole is underwhelming

To each their own.

But: You suck and are wrong!
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Post by: Dice on October 14, 2011, 03:23:21 PM

I actually find that Community as a whole is underwhelming

To each their own.

But: You suck and are wrong!

I still watch it every week, jesus christ.

I just don't like some of the episodes that completely "lose it".  Some episodes are just stupid and random.  But every so often an episode shines.  And yeah, for the most part the show stays fresh... usually by being absolutely random.

Oh.  Forgot to mention here.  Yaay, Dexter is back. :D
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Post by: Yoda on October 14, 2011, 10:44:08 PM
I'm pleased with the number of good sitcoms out there.

Community / Parks and Rec are my absolute favorites
Office has gotten much better now that they use the whole cast
New Girl is cute and quirky
Up All Night has some good laughs
30 Rock will be back soon
How I Met your Mother is very meh but has some good chuckles. When will that fucking show end?!
It's easy to write off Mike and Molly but it's fucking hilarious. Nothing but awful stereotypes. It's basically a modern Married W/ Children it's so damn crass.
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Post by: Starmongoose on October 14, 2011, 10:53:31 PM
There are like NO good UK sitcoms on TV right now. It's all panel quiz shows and Xfactor, or Xfactor ripoffs.
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Post by: Vanguard on October 15, 2011, 01:03:29 AM
Caught up on The Office and Parks tonight.

I also remembered it is October. Halloween stuff. So I watched Dawn of the Dead and fantasized about roaming around the countryside in a flannel shirt shooting the undead with shotguns. Reminds me of NH.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on October 16, 2011, 12:59:51 AM
Watched the second episode of American Horror Story last night. It was better than the first, and I am now officially intrigued by this show. It's all over the map, but appears to have a method to it's madness. I like it. I even went to the website and "walked" through the house. I like all the effort being put into this.

Doctor Who 'Curse of the Black Spot' was mildly entertaining, but kinda weak overall. Looking froward to watching 'The Doctors Wife' tonight.


Agreed about AHS. This episode had a sense of direction, and focused on fewer storylines than the pilot, which felt the need to introduce EVERYTHING. And it is surprisingly clever. One thing I didn't catch until I read a re-cap was:

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How near the beginning the patient/crazy killer lady said she had a fear of being cut in half, and near the end of the episode, the police said they found her in such a state.
This wasn't made too explicit either. They don't focus on the little connections, which rewards attentive viewers. It definitely does make it feel like there is a real method and vision.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 21, 2011, 09:21:59 AM
Just realized that I put it in the wrong thread:
episode 3 of American Horror Story - This show continues to baffle and bedazzle at the same time. I'm loving it! It's great how they are slowly doling out information about the house, and all the people who have lived(and died) there. It's utterly fascinating. Throw in the incredibly HOT red-headed maid(young version), and it's become a must watch.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on October 24, 2011, 01:58:56 AM
Just realized that I put it in the wrong thread:
episode 3 of American Horror Story - This show continues to baffle and bedazzle at the same time. I'm loving it! It's great how they are slowly doling out information about the house, and all the people who have lived(and died) there. It's utterly fascinating. Throw in the incredibly HOT red-headed maid(young version), and it's become a must watch.

I loved this episode as well. They revealed quite a bit without feeling like they're just dumping info on you. The best part, IMO, was when Vivian was on the tour and learning about the history of the house. Seriously, this house has one fucked up origin. When it cuts back to her and her mouth is just agape because the weight of all the WTFness is crashing down on her, hauaghasfsaklguh. What a great moment.
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Post by: Ragnarok-Sabin on October 24, 2011, 08:17:55 AM
The idea of Dexter acting as the hand of God has me nearly giddy. Talk about motivation.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 24, 2011, 11:09:39 AM
The only shows i'm watching this year are Walking Dead, House, and Supernatural.  Game of Thrones will join that list eventually. Well, as in next spring.
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Post by: Tooker on October 24, 2011, 12:46:51 PM
Saw a commercial for American Horror Story today and was surprised to see that Sylar... Zach Quinto is on that show.  Might have to watch it now, because he is awesome.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 24, 2011, 03:04:29 PM
Saw a commercial for American Horror Story today and was surprised to see that Sylar... Zach Quinto is on that show.  Might have to watch it now, because he is awesome.
He hasn't been on the show as of yet. I believe he's in the next couple episodes as part of a gay couple who owned the house prior.
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Post by: Yoda on October 27, 2011, 12:11:29 PM
Dark Tower to be HBO series

http://io9.com/5853475/stephen-kings-dark-tower-is-coming-to-hbo


Interesting. I loved the first four and the last books had their moments but things get really messy and retarded. Especially when shitty pop-culture references appear like the deadly golden snitches from Harry Potter. Man that was stupid.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on October 28, 2011, 12:15:32 AM
American Horror Story Episode 4

SO DARK. Really, I had to find uplifting YouTube videos to raise my spirits to keep doing homework cause this episode bummed me so much. THINGS KEEP HAPPENING

Although I should have seen it coming,
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when Adelaide was hit by a car, my mouth was agape. It was just so abrupt that I was taken by surprise.

One gripe though:

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After the nurse passed out/died from seeing the ultrasound, the next time we see the Harmons is when they are back at the house. I know this show leaves the viewer to fill in some of the gaps, but this is a pretty major one. I also get that its a two-parter, but you would assume that the hospital wouldn't just let Vivian leave all of a sudden like that. It just didn't make much sense to me.
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Post by: Vanguard on October 31, 2011, 12:16:23 AM
I definitely watched the entirety of the Walking Dead season 1 today.
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Post by: Tooker on October 31, 2011, 09:47:54 AM
Finished season 3 of Sanctuary last night.  It felt abrupt.
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Post by: Yoda on November 01, 2011, 12:53:38 PM
deep space 9 has some awesome eps.

I'm watching part 2 of where they're in the earth past taking part in a riot/hostage situation.
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Post by: GrimReality on November 03, 2011, 08:43:59 PM
American Horror Story Episode 4

SO DARK. Really, I had to find uplifting YouTube videos to raise my spirits to keep doing homework cause this episode bummed me so much. THINGS KEEP HAPPENING

Although I should have seen it coming,
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when Adelaide was hit by a car, my mouth was agape. It was just so abrupt that I was taken by surprise.

One gripe though:

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After the nurse passed out/died from seeing the ultrasound, the next time we see the Harmons is when they are back at the house. I know this show leaves the viewer to fill in some of the gaps, but this is a pretty major one. I also get that its a two-parter, but you would assume that the hospital wouldn't just let Vivian leave all of a sudden like that. It just didn't make much sense to me.

I was thinking the exact same thing about the transition from the hospital to the home. Felt like we missed 5 minutes there.


Episode 5 last night. Another great episode of a show that continues to shock and baffle me. I love it!
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I didn't like Hayden(sp?) so I was happy when she bit it. Then she freakin' comes back! Should have seen that coming.
And is Vivians baby going to be a demon or something? Is this another Omen or Rosemarys Baby?
It's nice to learn a little more about Tate, too. I didn't like his character at first, but he's grown on me.
I haven't been this hooked on a show in years.
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Post by: Yoda on November 04, 2011, 01:42:28 PM
has anyone been watching how i met your mother? I'm not a long time fan of that show, I've seen it here and there in seasons passed and enjoyed it enough. But this season is a big wet turd just circling the drain. The only funny thing so far is Kal Penn (dude from harold and kumar) who played a sort of perspective of the audience, making fun of how ridiculous the characters/story are.

One thing that drives me nuts is every fucking episode mentions how Robin is Canadian. That was cute for a while, but god damn I'm tired of her firing up a bad Canadian accent and making references to cities or other Canadian haps. Now for the record I'm pro-Canada, but shit the writing here is just not funny at all.
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Post by: Ragnarok-Sabin on November 04, 2011, 01:49:41 PM
has anyone been watching how i met your mother? I'm not a long time fan of that show, I've seen it here and there in seasons passed and enjoyed it enough. But this season is a big wet turd just circling the drain. The only funny thing so far is Kal Penn (dude from harold and kumar) who played a sort of perspective of the audience, making fun of how ridiculous the characters/story are.

One thing that drives me nuts is every fucking episode mentions how Robin is Canadian. That was cute for a while, but god damn I'm tired of her firing up a bad Canadian accent and making references to cities or other Canadian haps. Now for the record I'm pro-Canada, but shit the writing here is just not funny at all.

Agreed. I've been watching the show for a long time now, but I can't even be bothered to stream it lately. I'm about 3 weeks behind because of how uninterested I was in the first episodes of the season. The show has slowly gotten less and less funny.

On the other hand, I'm enjoying the shit out of Community, Castle, and House this season. The first two I'm not surprised by, but last season House sucked, so it's kinda nice to see some good episodes again.
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Post by: Tooker on November 04, 2011, 06:55:57 PM
Yeah, HIMYM should have been one of those (rare) shows that calls it quits after a set number of seasons.

I pulled out my Farscape DVDs yesterday and watched the first few episodes.  I kept thinking "wait - this was only the second episode?"  Probably won't re-watch the entire series, but it was fun to see a few episodes.
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Post by: Yoda on November 05, 2011, 01:47:51 PM
great ep of community. last week's was meh but this week was fab

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN1trwnxBhU
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Post by: Dice on November 06, 2011, 12:02:13 AM
You're complaining about Pierce having ass-boobs?

Speaking of Community... or rather Troy.... or rather his rap career....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8Kitdn0tF4&feature=player_embedded

I dig
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Post by: Yoda on November 07, 2011, 01:26:56 AM
sup with all the korean tv shows on hulu?
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Post by: Raze on November 07, 2011, 03:34:08 PM
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has anyone been watching how i met your mother?

I got into it when it started showing up on every other channel syndicated. Show's definitely sucking now and it's not just age, not directly anyway(indirectly I'm sure), since it's not a old show to me even though I've probably seen all the episodes. The writings just bad. From it just not being all that funny apart from a rare ok one liner, to bringing things back to Robin('You'll never find someone while she's still your friend', which thank god they haven't brought up again since) to...

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The only funny thing so far is Kal Penn (dude from harold and kumar) who played a sort of perspective of the audience, making fun of how ridiculous the characters/story are.

This guy. Nothing really against him, he might have worked when the show was better. But when the show's not very good and he's breaking suspension of disbelief pointing out how not normal everyone is it's not helping.

And old Buffy crush Alyson Hannigan is getting old. That speaks nothing of how good the show is, but it still makes me sad :(

Speaking of shows I got into via always being on syndication though, started watching 30 rock which is constantly amusing. Hopefully when I catch up I won't find a huge drop in quality like HIMYM. With everyone being a character it seems like it's the kind of show that would. I'll just have to wait and see. Or someone will tell me. Whichever.
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Post by: Yoda on November 07, 2011, 03:36:53 PM
trust me when I say this, 30 Rock just gets better and better in my opinion.

They start focusing a bit too much on Lemon's love life eventually and the rest of the cast doesn't get as much screen time because of this, but they right the ship.
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Post by: Tooker on November 07, 2011, 10:07:31 PM
I was telling my wife today that when they finally end HIMYM, the final scene will have to be Bob Saget saying "And kids, that's how I met your... grandma."
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Post by: Yoda on November 08, 2011, 12:18:52 AM
It's starting to make less and less sense, because the narrator is talking to teenagers in 2030. Ted better get moving.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on November 08, 2011, 05:30:01 PM
sup with all the korean tv shows on hulu?

I dunno, but I've been watching Boys Before Flowers, and I can't help but love this show. It's stupid, cheesy, and terrible in all the right ways.
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Post by: Yoda on November 09, 2011, 01:11:51 AM
I happen to think Korean chicks are the hottest of all Asian ladies.




HIMYM was actually pretty damn good this week, but fucking surprise Robin had a ton of Canada jokes again.
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Post by: Dice on November 09, 2011, 06:25:17 PM
I happen to think Korean chicks are the hottest of all Asian ladies.




HIMYM was actually pretty damn good this week, but fucking surprise Robin had a ton of Canada jokes again.

I always hated the argument of "hot country people" -- since you find "uggo's" of every nationality in the end. :P

Otherwise, thank you for your support of Canadians... we aren't all that bad.  Plus, that's pretty big to make fun of, aside a ridiculous national mascot and a love for maple syrup, we have a better reputation than the States seems to be diggin' themselves out of. x)
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Post by: Yoda on November 09, 2011, 06:35:22 PM
Yeah every nationality has beauts and uggos, but I think when you compare the prime cuts from Korea up against other grade-A pieces from other countries I find Korea comes up on top. Usually it's the faces that do me in.

(http://xemanhdep.com/gallery/korean_girl/korean_girl15.jpg)

Korean babes seem lean and elegant.

I don't have like a fetish or anything, just some random haps.


I'll stop being a creep!

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/6997/sofazd4.gif)
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Post by: Starmongoose on November 09, 2011, 06:38:04 PM
I laughed when I saw a youtube comment on a Karen Gillan video, where a guy said "Yeah, she's pretty, but I bet she's the only pretty Scottish woman alive".

Of course, it wasn't as well written as that, I'm paraphrasing (or translating). People say some weird, ignorant shit.


Then I look outside my window and wonder if he was right...
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Post by: Dice on November 09, 2011, 06:45:13 PM
More importantly: why are men being more often out-classed by women these days.
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Post by: Tooker on November 09, 2011, 08:17:18 PM
Haven't men always been out-classed by women?
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Post by: (Tunnels) on November 09, 2011, 11:25:27 PM
American Horror Story Episode 6

Good but not great. This one started strong, with something they've teased at the whole time, but haven't really acknowledged:

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Finally one of the main characters knows about the ghosts! I mean, yeah, Constance and Moira and all the rest either know or are ghosts, but to finally have one of Harmons confront it was a breath of fresh air.

The whole Violet/Tate storyline was probably the strongest part of the whole episode. I think Violet reacts in such a believable way in that she let down her guard and let herself appear vulnerable to her parents for once. 

Ben's patient's story was nice and creepy, like a good horror movie, and then that final scene ruined it. What a let down. I mean:
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Having a robber shoot him was so anticlimatic. It's obvious they were setting up for something to happen, and I get that they dont want to just throw in every supernatural trope there is, but it was so awkward and unnecessary to just have some random robber shoot him. There was so much wasted potential in that last scene too, because it was one of the few times I was genuinely on the edge of my seat and really truly creeped out. I guess the only redeeming part about it is that there is an interesting contrast between him being so terrified about something that is not real (the urban legend) and his professed lack of fear of everyday dangers (the robbers), the latter of which might be responsible for his death, not some urban legend.
Not to say this episode sucked or anything. It was still fun and creepy, and the Violet/Tate storyline managed to finally capture my interest.

Grim, what'd you think about this episode? I ask 'cause you and I seem to be the only ones gushing about it. :P
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Post by: GrimReality on November 10, 2011, 09:40:51 AM
American Horror Story Episode 6

Good but not great. This one started strong, with something they've teased at the whole time, but haven't really acknowledged:

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Finally one of the main characters knows about the ghosts! I mean, yeah, Constance and Moira and all the rest either know or are ghosts, but to finally have one of Harmons confront it was a breath of fresh air.

The whole Violet/Tate storyline was probably the strongest part of the whole episode. I think Violet reacts in such a believable way in that she let down her guard and let herself appear vulnerable to her parents for once. 

Ben's patient's story was nice and creepy, like a good horror movie, and then that final scene ruined it. What a let down. I mean:
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Having a robber shoot him was so anticlimatic. It's obvious they were setting up for something to happen, and I get that they dont want to just throw in every supernatural trope there is, but it was so awkward and unnecessary to just have some random robber shoot him. There was so much wasted potential in that last scene too, because it was one of the few times I was genuinely on the edge of my seat and really truly creeped out. I guess the only redeeming part about it is that there is an interesting contrast between him being so terrified about something that is not real (the urban legend) and his professed lack of fear of everyday dangers (the robbers), the latter of which might be responsible for his death, not some urban legend.
Not to say this episode sucked or anything. It was still fun and creepy, and the Violet/Tate storyline managed to finally capture my interest.

Grim, what'd you think about this episode? I ask 'cause you and I seem to be the only ones gushing about it. :P
Thanks for asking! I was just coming on to comment about it. I also really liked the Tate/Violet storyline. My feelings on Tate have completely 180ed from the early episodes. Now he fascinates me.
I kinda liked how they ended the urban Legend storyline. Sure, I would have liked it to go the expected, horror story type route, but this was so random that it worked. Kind of a life analogy. Things don't always go the way we think they will, do they?
Overall, I thought it was yet another great episode. Next weeks looks hopelessly convoluted. Can't wait!

Haven't men always been out-classed by women?
That was my first thought there, too.
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Post by: Vanguard on November 10, 2011, 09:45:53 AM
Yeah every nationality has beauts and uggos, but I think when you compare the prime cuts from Korea up against other grade-A pieces from other countries I find Korea comes up on top. Usually it's the faces that do me in.

(http://xemanhdep.com/gallery/korean_girl/korean_girl15.jpg)

Korean babes seem lean and elegant.

I don't have like a fetish or anything, just some random haps.


I'll stop being a creep!

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/6997/sofazd4.gif)

Part of it, I think, is that some common ancestor of the entire entire continent of Asia drank a vitality potion that keeps them younger for like an extra 20 years. Allow me to demonstrate:

(http://youbentmywookie.com/wookie/gallery/0111_wtf/asian_timeline.jpg)

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Post by: Yoda on November 14, 2011, 02:05:17 AM
Last weeks shows:

New Girl = it was ok

HIMYM = WAS ACTUALLY GOOD

Mike and Molly = good as always

Office = loved it

Community = incredible

Up all night = good

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Post by: GrimReality on November 14, 2011, 09:54:39 AM
Walking Dead - Still not as good as I was hoping it would be this season. Worth watching, but it's not doing anything to improve.
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The show is spending way too much time on the lost girl, and the kid that got shot. They desperately need to move on in the storyline. Then we have grandpa getting to be a real asshole. Although, I suppose we have a reason for that now. Poor Glen just wants some more Farmer girl action. I don't blame him, as she is cute.
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Post by: Tooker on November 14, 2011, 10:15:47 AM
Been watching these for a while, and finally finished off season 1 of Alien Nation and Twilight Zone this weekend.  Alien Nation was consistently fine, but I thought the ending cliffhanger was too obvious.  

Twilight Zone was consistently awesome.  I love that show.  Can't count the number of later shows I've watched, wanting them to be Twilight Zone... but they weren't.
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Post by: Starmongoose on November 14, 2011, 12:11:12 PM
Caught up with American Horror Story and Grim's suggestion. :) Very good, like it.
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Post by: GrimReality on November 14, 2011, 02:58:19 PM
Caught up with American Horror Story and Grim's suggestion. :) Very good, like it.

Yay! Now we can discuss it. Where to begin...
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Post by: Yoda on November 14, 2011, 03:12:18 PM
the guy was in Steel Magnolias!

That's all I can add !
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Post by: Starmongoose on November 14, 2011, 03:32:56 PM
There is much that could be discussed! Though I feel it may ruin the suspense.
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Post by: Yoda on November 14, 2011, 05:16:17 PM
I just cried during an episode of DS9.


What the hell is wrong with me?
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Post by: Dice on November 14, 2011, 05:45:10 PM
I just cried during an episode of DS9.


What the hell is wrong with me?

You're hormonal.
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Post by: CastNuri on November 15, 2011, 08:22:22 AM
Saw the first two seasons of "Community" and I love it. :P

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Post by: Dice on November 15, 2011, 09:34:43 PM
Saw the first two seasons of "Community" and I love it. :P



Meanwhile:  The show has been put on an Indefinite Hiatus (whatever that means).
Google it (too lazy to put link).
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Post by: Yoda on November 16, 2011, 12:59:42 AM
Saw the first two seasons of "Community" and I love it. :P



Meanwhile:  The show has been put on an Indefinite Hiatus (whatever that means).
Google it (too lazy to put link).

Thanks for being a lazy asshole, because I couldn't find anything on this and it happens to be my favorite show.
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Post by: Ragnarok-Sabin on November 16, 2011, 01:01:36 AM
Saw the first two seasons of "Community" and I love it. :P



Meanwhile:  The show has been put on an Indefinite Hiatus (whatever that means).
Google it (too lazy to put link).

Thanks for being a lazy asshole, because I couldn't find anything on this and it happens to be my favorite show.

NBC released the schedule for January on and Community isn't on it; 30 Rock is coming back sooner instead. They said it's not cancelled and is coming back later (summer?) but it's not good news.
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Post by: Yoda on November 16, 2011, 01:09:15 AM
God cancel fucking whitney if anything.

The last episode was golden
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Post by: Tooker on November 16, 2011, 01:09:44 AM
Your Google-fu is weak, Yoda.

http://www.examiner.com/tv-in-baltimore/community-going-on-indefinite-hiatus
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Post by: Yoda on November 16, 2011, 01:13:35 AM
This blows so much ass I can't even describe.

Now I know how everyone felt when Arrested was cancelled. (I love arrested but am a late adopter)
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Post by: Dice on November 16, 2011, 01:55:03 AM
I'm curious if Tina will address this at all.  Anyways, lots of people are pissed, hopefully NBC will do something to UN-piss people off.  Anyways, isn't it 30 Rock's last season anyways?
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Post by: Yoda on November 16, 2011, 11:16:06 AM
(http://pockettacoradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Vader-No-300x206.jpg)
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Post by: CastNuri on November 16, 2011, 02:33:16 PM
I am greatly saddened by this. :(

Find a great show, then it gets put on hiatus. Bleh.

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Post by: Dice on November 19, 2011, 09:30:05 PM
I...loved...the new...last?  Community episode.... *sob*


Apparently the ratings got jacked given the threat of losing the show,
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Post by: Yoda on November 19, 2011, 10:22:44 PM
Jeff was hilarious as the dean.

One of the best eps yet.
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Post by: GrimReality on November 21, 2011, 11:32:20 AM
The Walking Dead - More stuff is finally happening, but I still feel this is not living up to it's potential. Too much soap opera, not enough zombie horror fun. At least what's her name(Ricks wife)
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is finally spilling the beans on her pregnancy, and Shane. I was kinda shocked that she fessed up about the Shane part. That's good. Ope4ns things up a bit. Then we have poor pansy ass Glen. I should at least give the show credit for showing a decent cross-section of humanity.

I watched 2 more episodes of Doctor Who Season 6. Rebel Flesh and The Almost People. I'm undecided on whether I liked this story or not. It just wasn't as good as typical Who. Plus, it was a bit too preachy. Shocking ending, though! Can't wait to see the next ep. to see what's going on.
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Post by: Yoda on November 28, 2011, 01:52:42 AM
The actor from Parks and Rec that plays Jerry answers some Qs on Reddit. He's very funny, some good shit in here

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/k1fk8/i_am_jim_o_heir_veteran_actor_and_jerry_on_parks/
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Post by: GrimReality on November 28, 2011, 11:14:23 AM
Mid-season finale of The Walking Dead - This was the best episode in a long time. All sorts of things going on. Episodes like this are the reason I watched this show in the first place.
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I mostly hate Shane, but I kinda dug what he did at the end of this episode. Took care of business that had to be taken care of.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on November 28, 2011, 11:44:34 PM
Walking Dead was awesome. It hit all the right notes and I'm team Shane all the way. Forgive me for saying that but he was right for doing what he did. It was rough at the end but not really surprising when you think about it.  Desperate for something to fill the void till the next batch, and Game of Thrones, I started watching Sons of Anarchy.  I'm very impressed after 3 episodes.
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Post by: Yoda on November 29, 2011, 12:29:08 AM
I got +1 to watch an episode of Black Books and she liked it. That makes me happy as BBC shows have been hit or miss for her.

Black Books is a show that screams "GET HAMMERED AND WATCH ME"




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in community there was an anime foosball battle, fucking hilarious
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Post by: Vanguard on December 04, 2011, 11:38:40 PM
Walking Dead was awesome. It hit all the right notes and I'm team Shane all the way. Forgive me for saying that but he was right for doing what he did. It was rough at the end but not really surprising when you think about it.  Desperate for something to fill the void till the next batch, and Game of Thrones, I started watching Sons of Anarchy.  I'm very impressed after 3 episodes.

Really? For all his

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talk of fighting, it was Rick who stepped up at the end and shot Sophie. I mean, he's a survivor, but he's the kind of guy who would fuck everyone over if he thought his life would last 10 seconds longer. Rick isthe kind of guy who can coordinate and make shit work, even when the odds are against him.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on December 05, 2011, 07:00:11 AM
^What you say is true but what Rick was willling to put up with(and also participate in) was WAAYYY over the line in terms of keeping the group safe. I dunno, Shane is a weasel but at the time I was just happy to see someone rock the boat.
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Post by: Dice on December 05, 2011, 01:05:47 PM
I've been watching The O.C., because I liked it as a teen, and wanna finish it!! 

It's okay, I think some of the cast is too emotional and stupid.  But it's a sappy good time.

I love how the, uh, *severe* topic of "alcoholism" is handled... it's hilarious.  Simpsons describes it best, and now I think I know what this scene was trying to do:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVjfCVrLD2g

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Post by: Yoda on December 11, 2011, 01:29:16 AM
You've all seen Spaced, right?

Incredible show
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Post by: Tooker on December 11, 2011, 02:07:57 AM
I saw the first episode, didn't love it.  I was told later on that it gets WAY better, though, and I love Simon Pegg.  Really need to try it again.
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Post by: Yoda on December 11, 2011, 02:09:59 AM
Also, Brita was hot in her brown leotard in the newest ep of Community.


I'm a Brita man all they way!

Parks and Rec, Community were incredible.

Office, New Girl, and Up All Night were good.

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Post by: GrimReality on December 12, 2011, 02:09:16 PM
You've all seen Spaced, right?

Incredible show
Yup. Watched all the eps. a few years back. Really enjoyed it. It definitely takes a few episodes to get into it, though.


I haven't commented on American Horror Story in awhile. The last episode had quite a shocker:
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Violet is dead?! WTF? What an awesome twist. I still can't help but think that Tate is somehow tricking her into staying. The way dead people are portrayed on this show makes it all very confusing
Probably only one or 2 episodes left of the season. It's been quite the trip, and I totally recommend it.
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Post by: Azrael on December 12, 2011, 02:47:08 PM
Oh man, the season finale to Boardwalk Empire was awesome. I really love this show. There are some issues I think because there are so many characters, and I wish some would get more screen time and development, but they've really put together something wonderful. It'll be interesting to see where it goes from here. I think they need to push things a bit with the relationship between Margaret and Nucky because it gets a bit stale at times. I like many ways in which they've developed Margaret, but I feel like they spend just a little too much time with her. I'm being vague as hell but I really don't know what to say. Anyone else watch this show?
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Post by: GrimReality on December 15, 2011, 12:30:15 PM
American Horror Story! - Only one episode to go for this nutty show. Fortunately, they've already been picked up for a season 2.
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Constance is dead! WTF? Who's going to be around next season? Just all the dead people chatting it up? Honestly, it's gotten a bit ridiculous with all the dead people milling about the house. I still think it's weird that a live person can interact with a dead person and not even know they are dead! Or that a dead person can impregnate a live one! So bizarre.  I anticipate the finale to be truly insane. Can't wait.
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Post by: Tooker on December 17, 2011, 10:09:47 PM
From a recent Foxtrot:

(http://www.foxtrot.com/comics/2011-12-11-07ef59c8.gif)
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Post by: Raze on December 19, 2011, 11:10:15 AM
 I twisted my ankle yesterday. Sadly it's already feeling better before I could exploit it for House points.
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Post by: Yoda on December 19, 2011, 11:03:05 PM
watching Peepshow. not bad. Camera is giving me a headache
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Post by: GrimReality on December 22, 2011, 10:16:48 AM
American Horror Story season finale!
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What the fuck?! The whole family is dead now? I am utterly shocked. I suppose it makes sense, though. Now season 2 can start fresh. I wonder what role that baby is going to play. Vicious little fucker.
Probably be a LONG time before season 2 comes around. Watch this show if you like dark and twisty cluster fucks!
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Post by: (Tunnels) on December 22, 2011, 11:07:44 PM
American Horror Story season finale!
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What the fuck?! The whole family is dead now? I am utterly shocked. I suppose it makes sense, though. Now season 2 can start fresh. I wonder what role that baby is going to play. Vicious little fucker.
Probably be a LONG time before season 2 comes around. Watch this show if you like dark and twisty cluster fucks!


For the next season I think they should do one of two things:

Either A:

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Have Constance move away with the devil baby and have the show revolve around her and murderous, unholy abomination of a grandchild.
or B:

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Start fresh with a brand new storyline. Really, this is where I want the show to go. Each season could be its own self-contatined story, and could even be a different kind of horror, not just a new haunted house.
Overall I thought the finale was really good. They cleared up a lot of loose ends I think. I am satisfied and ready for whatever they want to throw at us next year. Also, it got nominated for a Golden Globe! As did Jessica Lange! While I don't think this show has a chance at winning, I do hope Ms. Lange does. Her Constance was despicable in the right ways.
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Post by: GrimReality on December 23, 2011, 11:04:58 AM
American Horror Story season finale!
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What the fuck?! The whole family is dead now? I am utterly shocked. I suppose it makes sense, though. Now season 2 can start fresh. I wonder what role that baby is going to play. Vicious little fucker.
Probably be a LONG time before season 2 comes around. Watch this show if you like dark and twisty cluster fucks!


For the next season I think they should do one of two things:

Either A:

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Have Constance move away with the devil baby and have the show revolve around her and murderous, unholy abomination of a grandchild.
or B:

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Start fresh with a brand new storyline. Really, this is where I want the show to go. Each season could be its own self-contatined story, and could even be a different kind of horror, not just a new haunted house.
Overall I thought the finale was really good. They cleared up a lot of loose ends I think. I am satisfied and ready for whatever they want to throw at us next year. Also, it got nominated for a Golden Globe! As did Jessica Lange! While I don't think this show has a chance at winning, I do hope Ms. Lange does. Her Constance was despicable in the right ways.

I'd prefer option B. I have a feeling this is the way the show is going to go, which would be cool with me.
The Golden Globes are a joke, so I don't really care who they nominate, or who wins one, but Jessica Lange definitely deserves something for her performance.
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Post by: Lard on December 31, 2011, 07:08:15 PM
There's been a Twlight Zone marathon on TV all day!

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Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 01, 2012, 11:54:40 AM
I recently started Breaking Bad after endless pushing and shoving from friends and co-workers. I now know what all the fuss is about. Friggin' awesome show.
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 01, 2012, 05:41:21 PM
NEW SERIES OF SHERLOCK.

So good. So fucking damn good. And clever.
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Post by: GrimReality on January 01, 2012, 09:01:58 PM
NEW SERIES OF SHERLOCK.

So good. So fucking damn good. And clever.
You mean the BBC one? I've got the first batch of episodes in my queue. I've really been looking forward to watching them.
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 02, 2012, 05:17:39 AM
Yeah I mean the BBC one. :) I highly recommend you start watching them right now :P
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Post by: Dade on January 02, 2012, 04:08:50 PM
Yeah I mean the BBC one. :) I highly recommend you start watching them right now :P

Watched the first episode of the new series last night. REALLY good.

I think I prefer this version of Sherlock to the Guy Ritchie/RDJ version (though I do have to say they are QUITE entertaining).
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Post by: GrimReality on January 02, 2012, 04:59:26 PM
I'm still trying to finish the last season of Doctor Who. I just watched The Girl Who Waited last night. After that I'll start up Sherlock. can't wait.
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 02, 2012, 05:11:02 PM
You might be happy to know the writer of Sherlock is Stephen Moffat, the new Doctor Who writer. Though the programme has a style all of its own.

I always considered Scandal in Bohemia the book that had a lot of potential but didn't quite reach it, but that re-imagining made it probably one of the best. I love Sherlock.
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Post by: Yoda on January 03, 2012, 12:07:57 AM
On your word I shall watch this Sherlock. If it sucks you shall have to commit ritual Seppuku
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 03, 2012, 10:13:47 AM
On your word I shall watch this Sherlock. If it sucks you shall have to commit ritual Seppuku

It's not much of a risk, to be honest.
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Post by: Tooker on January 03, 2012, 12:35:24 PM
I've got the first set of episodes on DVD, and my wife has been making us wait to watch them, because she heard they end on a cliffhanger.  She will be happy to hear that the second set has begun.
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Post by: Yoda on January 03, 2012, 11:26:53 PM
On your word I shall watch this Sherlock. If it sucks you shall have to commit ritual Seppuku

It's not much of a risk, to be honest.

Just please don't make me watch Dowton Abbey
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 04, 2012, 03:04:28 AM
On your word I shall watch this Sherlock. If it sucks you shall have to commit ritual Seppuku

It's not much of a risk, to be honest.

Just please don't make me watch Dowton Abbey

I would never attempt to culture you, Yoda.
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Post by: Yoda on January 04, 2012, 06:56:53 AM
On your word I shall watch this Sherlock. If it sucks you shall have to commit ritual Seppuku

It's not much of a risk, to be honest.

Just please don't make me watch Dowton Abbey

I would never attempt to put you into a coma, Yoda.
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Post by: Dice on January 04, 2012, 08:42:28 AM
On your word I shall watch this Sherlock. If it sucks you shall have to commit ritual Seppuku

It's not much of a risk, to be honest.

Just please don't make me watch Dowton Abbey

I would never attempt to put you into a coma, Yoda.

Pfff.... American. >=/


=)
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Post by: Yoda on January 05, 2012, 12:21:53 AM
I actually watched 5 min of it w/ my friend's mum.

No comment.
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Post by: GrimReality on January 05, 2012, 11:07:51 AM
Watched Doctor Who series 6 'Closing Time' last night. What a crappy filler of an episode. Just a complete waste. I suppose there were a few good lines or moments to not make it completely worthless, but I'd prefer to stick to the dramatic. Even the last stuff with River was pointless. I don't particularly look forward to watching 'The Wedding of River Song". There's no way this is going to end in any kind of awesome and amazing fashion. The second half of series 6 has been distinctly lacking. A couple decent episodes do not redeem it.
Looking forward to watching Sherlock. I anticipate the second coming. Of what, I'm not sure, but this thread has me jazzed for a second coming.
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Post by: CastNuri on January 07, 2012, 08:49:52 AM
This is becoming a rather British page.

Incidentally, I'm watching the first season of Sherlock right now. Will see that final episode later tonight. I love it! :)

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Post by: Dice on January 09, 2012, 03:04:57 PM
To ruin the Brit-vibe then, watched the first ep of Season 5 of Californication.

Interesting 2.5 year break in plot, but the show is back in full form, for better or worse. :)
ONE.... HUNNNNDDREEEEEDDDDDDD!!!!
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Post by: GrimReality on January 10, 2012, 02:31:32 PM
Watched Doctor Who "The Wedding of River Song" - found it ridiculous and entertaining at the same time. Plus it ended way too quickly. Another 10 minutes might have helped.

I suppose I need to watch the new Christmas episode so I can call it a day on Who. Then I'll start Sherlock.
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Post by: Yoda on January 14, 2012, 11:18:53 AM
I watched Louie for the 1st time last night. 3 eps.


That show is fucking DARK
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Post by: Tooker on January 14, 2012, 01:00:25 PM
Been watching Eureka on DVD.  Never really saw it on TV, but thought my wife and I would like it, and we do! :)  Currently working on season 2.
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 14, 2012, 03:07:52 PM
You guys watched Sherlock yet?!
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Post by: Yoda on January 14, 2012, 03:18:30 PM
You guys watched Sherlock yet?!

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z70/Chips347/1195429235833.gif)
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 14, 2012, 04:00:39 PM
WATCH SHERLOCK OR I WILL EDIT IN JUDGE JUDY PICTURES INTO YOUR SIGNATURE FOREVER MORE!
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Post by: Yoda on January 14, 2012, 04:22:23 PM
I've got signatures turned off, my good fellow

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/4244/snob.gif)
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Post by: Dice on January 15, 2012, 04:58:45 AM
WATCH SHERLOCK OR I WILL EDIT IN JUDGE JUDY PICTURES INTO YOUR SIGNATURE FOREVER MORE!

Star made my week now.
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Post by: GrimReality on January 15, 2012, 01:24:29 PM
You guys watched Sherlock yet?!

Sadly, no. I had a few movies ahead of it on the list, so those are coming first. I imagine I'll be getting disc one within the week or so. Please no Judy.
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Post by: Raze on January 15, 2012, 01:37:26 PM
Please no Judy.

How about Judge Joe Brown?
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 15, 2012, 02:30:43 PM
You guys watched Sherlock yet?!

Sadly, no. I had a few movies ahead of it on the list, so those are coming first. I imagine I'll be getting disc one within the week or so. Please no Judy.

I give you seven days, Grim. Seven days to watch Sherlock. Or else, Judge Judy.


Seven days....

*fades into the mist*
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Post by: (Tunnels) on January 16, 2012, 08:46:21 PM
Watched a ton of Breaking Bad lately. It is easily one of the best shows on TV. I love Mad Men and Walking Dead to death, but Breaking Bad just blows my mind every episode. Walt and Jesse have to be the two most polarizing characters on TV in the way that you both root them on and feel disgusted by their actions.

Speaking of Mad Men, new season in March! :D
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Post by: Yoda on January 16, 2012, 11:00:28 PM
I'm going to leave this here

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/01/12/cw-orders-musical-chairs-game-show-oh-sit/
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Post by: Dice on January 16, 2012, 11:34:24 PM
I'm going to leave this here

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/01/12/cw-orders-musical-chairs-game-show-oh-sit/

About goddamn time, this game has been highly undervalued over the last few centuries; it is an iconic, important, and a part of gaming history.  Bravo, CW, I applaud you.
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Post by: Raze on January 17, 2012, 12:10:45 AM
One of the chairs has a half sawed off leg. Another a thumb tack.
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Post by: Yoda on January 18, 2012, 12:32:04 AM
Father Ted is on instant watch!!!
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Lwj_DHhAC5c/TX9Hs4BfulI/AAAAAAAACNo/9W0QmdTOlLg/s400/Father%2BJack.jpg)
"DRINK!"


-----------------------------------

OK Goosey, I watched Sherlock, ep1.

It was a ... jolly good show! It's actually the first Sherlock story I've seen in any manner, except when Data would do his holodeck thing on Star Trek TNG.

I can't wait to see the next one, and I was surprised by the amount of excellent humor in it.
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Post by: Dice on January 18, 2012, 07:59:18 AM
I watched Sherlock too, dammit.  I wanted to post first so I looked less of a schmuck.

Anyways, thanks Yoda, butt:
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It was the cabbie, you tit. >=(   PUH-SHAW!
Clearly no deductive powres on yuor end.  And teillng leis liek taht.

I'm glad this turned out so well, I was kind of skeptical about it at first, but given Star's extremely favourable, and threatening (by Judge S., Judy) review, I caved and loved it. :)

I want Sherlock (Cumberpatch!! Amazing name) on my lap.  Meow.
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Post by: BlackSunshine on January 18, 2012, 10:52:45 AM
Watched a ton of Breaking Bad lately. It is easily one of the best shows on TV. I love Mad Men and Walking Dead to death, but Breaking Bad just blows my mind every episode. Walt and Jesse have to be the two most polarizing characters on TV in the way that you both root them on and feel disgusted by their actions.

Speaking of Mad Men, new season in March! :D

I have been watching breaking bad as well. It is an amazing show, but I find myself depressed after almost episode... and can be hard to watch.
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 18, 2012, 06:49:08 PM
I'm glad you guys liked it! :D The fun is only just beginning!

As per our agreement, I have removed Judge Judy from Yoda's signature.
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Post by: Yoda on January 18, 2012, 06:57:39 PM
Goosey, how many eps are there so far? I've only have access to 3 on netflix.
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 18, 2012, 06:59:14 PM
Goosey, how many eps are there so far? I've only have access to 3 on netflix.

Three episodes per season, so I'm guessing you have Season 1. Season 2 just finished airing here last week.

You know the BBC, they like short series. At least each episode is about 1h30m. :D
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Post by: Yoda on January 18, 2012, 07:11:12 PM
Netflix has been rocking the BBC viewage lately.

Fawlty Towers
Monty Python
Keeping Up Appearances w/ Dice
Black Books
Spaced
Red Dwarf
various Dr. Whos both classic and new
Sherlock
Peep Show
Father Ted
The IT Crowd


So many good shows
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 18, 2012, 07:23:03 PM
Netflix has been rocking the BBC viewage lately.

Fawlty Towers BBC
Monty Python BBC
Keeping Up Appearances w/ Dice BBC (MRS. BUCKET!)
Black Books Channel 4
Spaced Channel 4
Red Dwarf BBC
various Dr. Whos both classic and new BBC
Sherlock  BBC
Peep Show Channel 4
Father Ted Channel 4
The IT Crowd Channel 4


So many good shows

Not all those shows were made by the BBC, I've listed what channel made what. :) BBC makes more high production, classy, clever shows and Channel 4 makes a lot of modern, satirical comedy shows. Though it's not like it's a rule or anything. BBC makes a few good comedies and Channel 4 can do good drama (Misfits, Skins, etc)
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Post by: Yoda on January 18, 2012, 07:28:58 PM
I can't wait to (http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/8130/wown.jpg) my friends with that nugget of info
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 18, 2012, 07:33:47 PM
my friends

????
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Post by: Yoda on January 18, 2012, 11:38:39 PM
my friends

????

(http://colorlessgreenideasdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/down-with-this-sort-of-thing1.jpg)


I watched episode 2 of Sherlock. I thought the 1st episode was better but it continues to be very entertaining stuff. I love the theme music too. And how were the shots of London filmed for the theme? It looks like a miniature model but it's not.
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Post by: Lard on January 18, 2012, 11:47:28 PM
I'm in the middle of Hounds of Baskerville.

I'm enjoying it as well.
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Post by: Dice on January 19, 2012, 12:00:26 AM

Keeping Up Appearances w/ Dice

So many good shows

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Valkyrie963/KeepingUp.jpg)
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Post by: Yoda on January 19, 2012, 12:08:08 AM
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8134/notinterested.png)

(I'm kidding, I love it. A show before it's time)



Also, AUUUGHHHH!!!! (http://www.denofgeek.com/television/1210241/cbs_orders_contemporary_sherlock_holmes_show.html)
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Post by: Dice on January 19, 2012, 01:52:54 PM
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8134/notinterested.png)

(I'm kidding, I love it. A show before it's time)

.... :)
I knew you'd come 'round!
We're all in it! :D

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Also, AUUUGHHHH!!!! (http://www.denofgeek.com/television/1210241/cbs_orders_contemporary_sherlock_holmes_show.html)

I'll complain if it sucks.  We just finished vampires, I have no problem with a revival of the mystery genre.... even if it only comes in the form of Holmes.
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 19, 2012, 01:58:49 PM
I'm of the same opinion as Yoda. AUUUUGGHHH.


EDIT: Just saw Dice's amazing Keeping Up Appearences picture! XD
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Post by: Dice on January 19, 2012, 01:59:56 PM
I'm of the same opinion as Yoda. AUUUUGGHHH.


It is a tad blatant, yes.

Probably some producer got a hard on while watching the BBC one.
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 19, 2012, 02:02:14 PM
I'm having visions of it being like those terribly bland Sherlock Holmes movies in writing quality.
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Post by: GrimReality on January 19, 2012, 03:33:45 PM
So why don't they just bring over the BBC version? It has right proper British accents and everything! Oh, wait. Not enough episodes to make any kind of money off of. Remember, it's not about making a good show. It's about making enough of one to get the advertising dollars rolling in. *sigh*
ps. Still haven't gotten Sherlock. BBonline F'ed up by sending me 2 broken movies in a row. Bastards.
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Post by: Raze on January 19, 2012, 04:52:30 PM
Asides from that, PBS already has it.

And Dice just stole Judi Dench's sexiest british grandma award.
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Post by: Yoda on January 19, 2012, 06:00:46 PM
I like Dice's reference to:
(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/DicLogo.jpg)
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Post by: Dade on January 20, 2012, 07:47:09 PM
Still haven't gotten Sherlock. BBonline F'ed up by sending me 2 broken movies in a row. Bastards.

Mark if you have Netflix the first season is on there. It's pretty freaking legit.

Also....this:
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/236/436/c65.gif)
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Post by: GrimReality on January 20, 2012, 08:20:04 PM
Still haven't gotten Sherlock. BBonline F'ed up by sending me 2 broken movies in a row. Bastards.

Mark if you have Netflix the first season is on there. It's pretty freaking legit.

Also....this:
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/236/436/c65.gif)
Um..Todd.
BBonline
Blockbuster online. That's what I have. I don't stream shows, as I don't like watching Tv on my computer screen. I had to do it with the last half of Doctor Who because they suddenly decided that they didn't have the dvd or Blu-ray anymore.
It's Ok. I'll patiently wait for it to show up. It's not like anyone is stalking my posts waiting for me to watch it or anything. Right, Star?
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Post by: Yoda on January 20, 2012, 08:39:19 PM
Broheim, you really need to upgrade from DSL and join the revolution.

I thought I was the last person to get highspeed back in aught-seven
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Post by: Dade on January 20, 2012, 09:35:43 PM
Still haven't gotten Sherlock. BBonline F'ed up by sending me 2 broken movies in a row. Bastards.

Mark if you have Netflix the first season is on there. It's pretty freaking legit.

Also....this:
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/236/436/c65.gif)
Um..Todd.
BBonline
Blockbuster online.

Forehead. Desk. Why didnt I put that together :(

Does BBonline offer any streaming to gaming devices? Havent used their service before.
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Post by: GrimReality on January 20, 2012, 11:10:28 PM
Broheim, you really need to upgrade from DSL and join the revolution.

I thought I was the last person to get highspeed back in aught-seven
I've tried. My wife hates the idea because she doesn't want to change her e-mail address. Right now we have DSL with Earthlink, and both our e-mails are with them as well. Personally, I think I could deal with the change simply for faster internet, but she simply does not want to do it. I told her that we're going to HAVE to do it sooner or later, but she prefers later.  I pay the bills, but somehow that doesn't come into play. The joys of marriage.

Yes, BBonline does have streaming services, but I've never really explored it. Once again, I do not want to watch movies on my 15" monitor. I'd rather watch the Blu-ray on my big screen in my comfortable chair.  I don't think they do any gaming devices, but that wouldn't matter because our ethernet box is acting retarded and won't work with them.
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Post by: Yoda on January 20, 2012, 11:45:28 PM
has anyone watched that show w/ ewan macgreggor (fuck i can't spell) the one where he rides a bike w/ his bud from Scotland down to the southern tip of Africa? I just thought of that show because I find myself to be as handsome as he is.
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Post by: Tooker on January 21, 2012, 01:08:57 AM
Just watched the first episode of Lexx.  Disappointing.  Terrible production values, stupid plot...  Thank goodness it was super cheap!
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Post by: RPGMetalFan on January 22, 2012, 10:09:52 AM
Gonna be watching the entire season of Hell on Wheels today while I work on shit around the house. Caught the first episode way back when and was inclined to like it, but I haven't had time to watch the rest.

So, hooray for DVR, eh?
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Post by: Dice on January 22, 2012, 10:51:55 AM
has anyone watched that show w/ ewan macgreggor (fuck i can't spell) the one where he rides a bike w/ his bud from Scotland down to the southern tip of Africa? I just thought of that show because I find myself to be as handsome as he is.

That is a bold (in bold) statement my friend.  And UNTRUE.  

Zipped through BBC's Sherlock.  Awesome, yet short, series.  It makes me hate the UK-style of "less is more", short seasons, but great episodes because I wanted more!! x)  Only issue?  It feels like some of the "modern" bits are forced; use of cell phones and all, and Holmes and Watson having a blog is just cute if kinda odd. :P  Call me girly, but I loved the Irene Adler episode and the quick twist at the end was perfect.  And I love the running-gag that has Holmes and Watson as a couple. xD
Cumberbatch is awesome, and I want his bottom.
Nevertheless, I can't wait for the third season.
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 22, 2012, 11:51:46 AM
Well, the blog that they have is just a modern day version of what Watson did in the books, writing a diary or his time with Sherlock and publishing it. The Irene Adler episode is my favourite too, though not because it's "girly", I don't think it is, she's probably one of the best female villains I can think of.

I think I saw an interview with Simon Pegg when he was on an American talk show and he was asked, due to the way UK series are filmed, if he felt like his job was never secure. He said that the American way of doing things made him more scared for job security, due to the amount of series that get cancelled without warning, even before they can be aired sometimes. I can't think of any UK series ending half way through a season, short of a person who plays a main character dying.
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Post by: Yoda on January 22, 2012, 11:57:37 AM
What season is this most favorite ep? I only have season 1 methinks.


I thought they were going to overuse the texting and etc by the looks of the first ep, but they scaled things back and I think it fits in nice.

The thing about USA teevs is if the show is a success then it becomes your career because it's on for 50 years then.
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 22, 2012, 12:24:56 PM
Episode 1, season 2. Scandal In Belgravia.

Funnily enough after the first season of Sherlock, a really awful UK soap aimed at teens called Hollyoaks adopted the texting thing, go there and you will see true overuse of it.

As for the show becoming a success, what actor wants to stay in the same role for 50 years? It becomes an inescapable part of your life that you will be forever associated with, Leonard Nimoy comes to mind.
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Post by: Yoda on January 22, 2012, 12:35:25 PM
One is inevitably lured by
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z70/Chips347/basedowbill.jpg)
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Post by: Dice on January 22, 2012, 04:33:15 PM
One is inevitably lured by
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z70/Chips347/basedowbill.jpg)

I'm sorry Yoda, I can't keep acting in your films if it means being paid in Ă‚Â¥odaDollars. You lied to me, no one accept those bills!!
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Post by: Yoda on January 22, 2012, 04:49:45 PM
I also didn't have the heart to tell you there was no film in the camera, you seemed to be having so much fun acting out our film adaption of Earth Defense Force 2017
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Post by: Dice on January 22, 2012, 08:50:08 PM
I also didn't have the heart to tell you there was no film in the camera, you seemed to be having so much fun acting out our film adaption of Earth Defense Force 2017


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Valkyrie963/Gifs/have_383be8c4f7feff6f82d3caca86c8b386.gif)
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Post by: Yoda on January 23, 2012, 06:42:29 PM
is that the dude from Supernatural?

Those guys are studs. Handsome lads driving around in a classic car jamming to AC/DC, murdering ghosts.
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Post by: Yoda on January 28, 2012, 12:05:41 AM
ep3s1 of Sherlock. Good, loved the Moriarty reveal. Good humor in the show. Terrible part was them walking in a london alleyway and being able to see stars in the sky like they're out in the desert.

30 Rock was amazing.

Parks and Rec also
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Post by: Dice on January 28, 2012, 12:21:53 AM
ep3s1 of Sherlock. Good, loved the Moriarty reveal. Good humor in the show. Terrible part was them walking in a london alleyway and being able to see stars in the sky like they're out in the desert.

30 Rock was amazing.

Parks and Rec also

I wasn't actually too crazy about the Moriarity casting.  Clever, mean, but occasionally too over-the-top when he'd blow up in some outburst. Different at least.
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Post by: Yoda on January 29, 2012, 11:57:04 PM
I watched 5 min of that Napoleon Dynamite cartoon.

(http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa55/messiah79/LOGO%20AND%20SMILEY/SUICIDE.gif)

---------------------------------------------

I'm in love with Isy Suttie
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Post by: Aeolus on February 01, 2012, 10:11:06 AM
So last night while flipping around during commercials I ended up stumbling upon a show called Lost Girl which gave me the initial assumption that it's just SyFy's attempt at copying Once Upon a Time or The Grimm. By the time the first episode ended I came to the conclusion that I just happened to stumble upon Xena: Warrior Princess: The Next Generation except not set in something pretending to be ancient Greece/China/England/whatever fantasy kingdom they were visiting that week. Then during the second episode I hear the phrase "lethal libido" used unironically and then I realized that I'm watching softcore porn probably the most tastefully done show about the misadventures of a wandering succubus I've ever seen (hell of a lot better than anything which such a premise cumming out of Japan at least). Now I'm curious as to what, if any show, this was spun off of just to see if my second assumption was more correct that I realized (also to see how long it'll take before the show completely derails itself like Xena did (and admittedly to see the rampant bisexual antics of the smoking hot female lead)).

In fact: Paging Demon Princess Kay. Paging Demon Princess Kay. I have found a program that was practically designed just for you.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on February 01, 2012, 11:24:37 PM
The Fades episode 3
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Post by: GrimReality on February 02, 2012, 12:13:29 PM
Finally got Sherlock in the mail. I watched episode(MOVIE) 1, a Study in Pink, last night. I wasn't expecting these things to be 90 minutes long! I prefer normal 45 minute episode shows. 90 minutes is not ideal for a weeknight when I can't put it on until after 9. Does series 2 go the long or short route?
I definitely liked it. Both main characters are fantastic. I love this Sherlock. So cold and calculating. So not human-like. Kinda reminded me of The Doctor!
Martin Freeman as Watson is so...REAL. I love his character.
I didn't like the ultimate "enemy" in this, though. The guy was a total dolt. He just didn't seem(or look) like the type to do what he did.
I'm not fond of Sherlocks brother. Maybe it's just the actor, but he came off "odd" to me. Hopefully he'll grow on me.
Dice talks about Moriarty casting. I can assume he  shows up in the next episode or so? Or did I miss something?
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Post by: Dice on February 02, 2012, 12:49:18 PM
Finally got Sherlock in the mail. I watched episode(MOVIE) 1, a Study in Pink, last night. I wasn't expecting these things to be 90 minutes long! I prefer normal 45 minute episode shows. 90 minutes is not ideal for a weeknight when I can't put it on until after 9. Does series 2 go the long or short route?
I definitely liked it. Both main characters are fantastic. I love this Sherlock. So cold and calculating. So not human-like. Kinda reminded me of The Doctor!
Martin Freeman as Watson is so...REAL. I love his character.
I didn't like the ultimate "enemy" in this, though. The guy was a total dolt. He just didn't seem(or look) like the type to do what he did.
I'm not fond of Sherlocks brother. Maybe it's just the actor, but he came off "odd" to me. Hopefully he'll grow on me.
Dice talks about Moriarty casting. I can assume he  shows up in the next episode or so? Or did I miss something?

Haha yeaaaah,.  I thought the main bad-guy of episode one was.... really wimpy looking and I didn't expect it.  But I guess it fits into the...

Quote
..."no one expects the cabby!"

...shtick, so I guess the lack of evil-eyes kinda made sense.

I do love the casting for Sherlock and Watson... the characterizations are wonderful.

Moriarity shows up in the final episode.... episode 3. :P
It IS 90 minutes, but across only 6 episodes all together?  It kind of balances out.
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Post by: GrimReality on February 02, 2012, 03:04:48 PM
Finally got Sherlock in the mail. I watched episode(MOVIE) 1, a Study in Pink, last night. I wasn't expecting these things to be 90 minutes long! I prefer normal 45 minute episode shows. 90 minutes is not ideal for a weeknight when I can't put it on until after 9. Does series 2 go the long or short route?
I definitely liked it. Both main characters are fantastic. I love this Sherlock. So cold and calculating. So not human-like. Kinda reminded me of The Doctor!
Martin Freeman as Watson is so...REAL. I love his character.
I didn't like the ultimate "enemy" in this, though. The guy was a total dolt. He just didn't seem(or look) like the type to do what he did.
I'm not fond of Sherlocks brother. Maybe it's just the actor, but he came off "odd" to me. Hopefully he'll grow on me.
Dice talks about Moriarty casting. I can assume he  shows up in the next episode or so? Or did I miss something?

Haha yeaaaah,.  I thought the main bad-guy of episode one was.... really wimpy looking and I didn't expect it.  But I guess it fits into the...

Quote
..."no one expects the cabby!"

...shtick, so I guess the lack of evil-eyes kinda made sense.

I do love the casting for Sherlock and Watson... the characterizations are wonderful.

Moriarity shows up in the final episode.... episode 3. :P
It IS 90 minutes, but across only 6 episodes all together?  It kind of balances out.

6 altogether? There's only 3 per season?! Heck, for some reason I thought there was 4 in season 1, and that season 2 would be more. OOPS. Plus, I thought season 2 was still ongoing. I don't really pay attention to a series until I start watching it.
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Post by: Starmongoose on February 02, 2012, 03:38:54 PM
Eventually UK seasons will be so short you will have watched them before you see them.


Wut?
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Post by: Yoda on February 02, 2012, 11:56:54 PM
UK seasons are so short the American ripoffs come out first! That doesn't make any sense. I just like being in the same conversation as you cool cats.
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Post by: Dice on February 03, 2012, 12:34:29 AM
I was smarter then I got smart.  ...before then.
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Post by: GrimReality on February 03, 2012, 10:05:26 AM
You really shouldn't even call them seasons. 3 90 minute "episodes" = 3 movies of the week. This is NOT a season. Or do they call them a "series"? Whatever. I still think it doesn't count. I'll happily watch them, regardless.
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Post by: Tooker on February 03, 2012, 11:22:05 AM
90 minutes actually makes me feel better.  I was sad that I had this show I was interested to watch, and it was going to be over after no more than 3 30 minute episodes.
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Post by: Yoda on February 03, 2012, 12:03:42 PM
I like the setup. Good to break the mold of 30mins or 1hour eps.


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Post by: GrimReality on February 03, 2012, 12:25:47 PM
I'd still prefer 6(or get really crazy and do 12!) 42 minute episodes. Way more accessible. If I'm going to sit down for 90 minutes, I prefer to be watching a movie. Plus, on a selfish note, I simply don't have the time on weekdays to be watching something that long. A 42(-60) minute show can be watched any day of the week. I suppose I could watch half one night, and half the next, but I hate doing that.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on February 03, 2012, 08:55:36 PM
The fades episodes 4 - 6. Interesting show
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Post by: Yoda on February 03, 2012, 09:14:23 PM
I'd still prefer 6(or get really crazy and do 12!) 42 minute episodes. Way more accessible. If I'm going to sit down for 90 minutes, I prefer to be watching a movie. Plus, on a selfish note, I simply don't have the time on weekdays to be watching something that long. A 42(-60) minute show can be watched any day of the week. I suppose I could watch half one night, and half the next, but I hate doing that.

Just pretend you're watching a movie, then. It's what it is after all. There's pretty much three acts in each ep and a conclusion to the story in each ep.
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Post by: GrimReality on February 05, 2012, 09:59:49 AM
Sherlock 'The Blind Banker' - Overall enjoyable, but I had issues with it in spots. I'm pretty sure I actually like Watson more than Sherlock so far. Martin Freeman is just so damn good. Sherlock is coming off as a flawed superhero of sorts. I'd like to see him be a bit more "human". Then the whole things comes down to
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the classic damsel in distress. That's the only reason Susan was in this. Unless she plays a part in future episodes? Plus, Watson was trying to get some action on the first date?! Damn, dude.  Slow down a little.Anyway, I'm still anxious to see the next ep...I mean, movie.
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Post by: Dice on February 05, 2012, 11:30:37 AM
Sherlock 'The Blind Banker' - Overall enjoyable, but I had issues with it in spots. I'm pretty sure I actually like Watson more than Sherlock so far. Martin Freeman is just so damn good. Sherlock is coming off as a flawed superhero of sorts. I'd like to see him be a bit more "human". Then the whole things comes down to
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the classic damsel in distress. That's the only reason Susan was in this. Unless she plays a part in future episodes? Plus, Watson was trying to get some action on the first date?! Damn, dude.  Slow down a little.Anyway, I'm still anxious to see the next ep...I mean, movie.

That was actually my least favorite episode of the lot.  IMO, it's uphill still from here.

I streamed through the 11 New Girl!
Hit or miss humour, it's definitely cute though, and hits on "young love" issues nicely.  Zooey is a bit TOO quirky, and something about her makes me think that Zooey thinks a lot of herself (writing her own show, about her, singing her own theme, plot is living with three guys, etc.) but occasionally still passes off as cute when not being too ridiculous.

Only issue?  The show makes a point off a being about a quirky-girl... I don't know how much character development you get from a show like that.

A plus?  A[ny] comedy that doesn't use a laugh-track.
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Post by: Raze on February 05, 2012, 02:16:11 PM
 Yeah, my initial thoughts on Sherlock was that I liked it, but didn't really see what the big deal was and I think The Blind Banker was the main reason for that impression. Now I drool over it just like everyone else.
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Post by: GrimReality on February 09, 2012, 08:57:59 PM
Watched The Great Game last night. It was pretty damn good. Much better than The Blind Banker, but not quite as good as A Study in Pink. Regardless, I get to see more Holmes and Watson and that;s what really matters. I like Sherlocks quote about not being a hero.
I didn't really like the Moriarty reveal or even Moriarty himself. Just too frickin' weird. The voice. The mannerisms. He's just so...odd. What the hell kind of supervillian is this? Oh well. look forward to watching series 2 when it comes to the states.
Now I need to find another show to watch. The walking Dead starts back up again on Sunday, but I need another one to watch on my own time. Maybe Being Human. That looks good.
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Post by: Dice on February 09, 2012, 11:31:55 PM
I didn't really like the Moriarty reveal or even Moriarty himself. Just too frickin' weird. The voice. The mannerisms. He's just so...odd. What the hell kind of supervillian is this? Oh well. look forward to watching series 2 when it comes to the states.

God knows I love the show.... but yeah, I agree.  I found him too off-putting and strange to be taken seriously, which is unfortunate for a really serious character.

Goosey will hate me bringing it up, but I liked the Moriarity casting for the Guy Ritchie "Sherlock Holmes".  That guy at least had an air of smart and distinguished that really countered and shocked when he turned to be so cold, evil, and calculated.
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Post by: CastNuri on February 09, 2012, 11:51:03 PM
I didn't really like the Moriarty reveal or even Moriarty himself. Just too frickin' weird. The voice. The mannerisms. He's just so...odd. What the hell kind of supervillian is this? Oh well. look forward to watching series 2 when it comes to the states.

God knows I love the show.... but yeah, I agree.  I found him too off-putting and strange to be taken seriously, which is unfortunate for a really serious character.

Goosey will hate me bringing it up, but I liked the Moriarity casting for the Guy Ritchie "Sherlock Holmes".  That guy at least had an air of smart and distinguished that really countered and shocked when he turned to be so cold, evil, and calculated.

I sort of prefer the Sherlock version of Moriarty because he's so weird. His initially eccentric behaviour lends an element of surprise to the cruel, deliberate reality of his plans. Ritchie's Moriarty, to me, is a little predictable. He doesn't challenge my notion of what a villain is and because of that I found him to be boring in comparison to the BBC character.

At any rate, I think Moriarty can be an acquired taste. He's definitely improved upon in the second season.
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Post by: Dice on February 10, 2012, 12:25:32 AM
*answers phone*

"What is it....?

SAY THAT AGAIN!!!"

Hookay there, relax buddy.  I was immediately put off there.  He does this twice; when talking about how 'people die', he goes: "That's what people DO".

There's a lot of roots you can take "evil" and "mad genius"... but this one was just too... nutty.
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Post by: CastNuri on February 10, 2012, 10:10:38 PM
Aaaw, but I liked that part. And I loved that line ("That's what people do"), it made me laugh. :'(

Have you seen the second season yet? He's more likeable when your only impression isn't just that initial scene of craziness.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on February 12, 2012, 04:01:58 PM
Been watching a lot the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Anyone else watch this show? It's become my latest guilty pleasure. Yeah, its trash tv, but so entertaining, and it really has taught me quite a bit about drag culture, and eliminated a lot of stereotypes for me. It's also one of the few shows I watch nowadays; until Game of Thrones comes back (so excited!) this show and Walking Dead are the only things I watch.
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Post by: Starmongoose on February 12, 2012, 04:14:25 PM
The UK hasn't seen RuPaul past season 2. :( Hugh and I watched it (usually with my head buried behind a pillow, cringing).

It's damn good trash tv, as you said.
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Post by: Yoda on February 13, 2012, 12:41:49 PM
The best line from the latest 30 Rock "We look like Farside characters."


I hope they replace kenneth on that show w/ kristen schaal completely. I'm tired of kenneth
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Post by: Lard on February 15, 2012, 11:08:27 PM
I've downloaded all the seasons of a British quiz type show called QI (Quite Interesting).

It's hosted by Stephen Frye (Fry?) and is quite funny.
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Post by: Starmongoose on February 16, 2012, 06:27:59 AM
Yes, it's hosted by Stephen Fry. Our national treasure. It's a pretty great quiz in the fact, it actually teaches you shit. A lot of facts that pop up on the Internet that might surprise you are usually because that person just watched an episode of QI.
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Post by: Yoda on February 16, 2012, 06:47:31 AM
Should I watch "a bit of fry and laurie?"
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Post by: Lard on February 17, 2012, 12:44:13 AM
Yes, it's hosted by Stephen Fry. Our national treasure. It's a pretty great quiz in the fact, it actually teaches you shit. A lot of facts that pop up on the Internet that might surprise you are usually because that person just watched an episode of QI.

I downloaded the entire series - A to I - and I'm really digging it. You're right, it does teach me random shit and it is actually interesting.

When does the new series start this year?
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Post by: Starmongoose on February 17, 2012, 05:20:22 AM
Well, I think I just finished. I imagine the next season will be around September.
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Post by: Agent D. on February 17, 2012, 06:42:11 PM
I was wondering if I should put this in the mmo's topic or here...

Anyone check out that new show "Level up" yet? I dunno if it's good or not, but it's probably the most realistic representation of video gamers' dream lives. They did a decent job of hitting the nerdy lingo too, it's like reading through some of gamefaqs forum board topics for modern warfare. Not saying it's a good show, it's just funny to watch and see what we all looked like at one point or another.
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Post by: Logick on February 18, 2012, 04:06:21 AM
Should I watch "a bit of fry and laurie?"

oh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNoS2BU6bbQ) god (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwo8qxUit00) yes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mVfyOBAe7M)

I've been rewatching father ted, red dwarf, and blacks books.  Britcom's really cheer me up when I'm down.
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Post by: Yoda on February 18, 2012, 06:28:15 AM
Should I watch "a bit of fry and laurie?"

oh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNoS2BU6bbQ) god (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwo8qxUit00) yes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mVfyOBAe7M)

I've been rewatching father ted, red dwarf, and blacks books.  Britcom's really cheer me up when I'm down.

father ted and black books are just aces.
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Post by: Aeolus on February 18, 2012, 05:55:48 PM
Should I watch "a bit of fry and laurie?"

oh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNoS2BU6bbQ) god (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwo8qxUit00) yes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mVfyOBAe7M)

I've been rewatching father ted, red dwarf, and blacks books.  Britcom's really cheer me up when I'm down.

father ted and black books are just aces.

And Red Dwarf is Ace Rimmer.

God I miss Public Broadcasting. I just can't seem to accept any substitutes.


I was wondering if I should put this in the mmo's topic or here...

Anyone check out that new show "Level up" yet? I dunno if it's good or not, but it's probably the most realistic representation of video gamers' dream lives. They did a decent job of hitting the nerdy lingo too, it's like reading through some of gamefaqs forum board topics for modern warfare. Not saying it's a good show, it's just funny to watch and see what we all looked like at one point or another.

From what I saw, it looked quite stupid. But then I did miss the MMO part which makes sense in the "So we gave a bunch of Disney channel rejects Nerf weapons and told them to Tweet Speak at CGIs and called it a show.".
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Post by: Daggerstrike on February 19, 2012, 01:10:58 PM
I was wondering if I should put this in the mmo's topic or here...

Anyone check out that new show "Level up" yet? I dunno if it's good or not, but it's probably the most realistic representation of video gamers' dream lives. They did a decent job of hitting the nerdy lingo too, it's like reading through some of gamefaqs forum board topics for modern warfare. Not saying it's a good show, it's just funny to watch and see what we all looked like at one point or another.

This is fucking terrible
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Post by: Yoda on February 20, 2012, 03:57:50 AM
I was wondering if I should put this in the mmo's topic or here...

Anyone check out that new show "Level up" yet? I dunno if it's good or not, but it's probably the most realistic representation of video gamers' dream lives. They did a decent job of hitting the nerdy lingo too, it's like reading through some of gamefaqs forum board topics for modern warfare. Not saying it's a good show, it's just funny to watch and see what we all looked like at one point or another.

I haven't seen that but i watched a good doc a while back on MMO addicts and how they live. I want to say it was called second skin. Not bad.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on February 21, 2012, 07:05:21 AM
Red Dwarf is only second to The Simpsons to me, but I digress.  I've been watching Lots of Breaking Bad lately before and after work.  Great Stuff!!
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Post by: Logick on February 21, 2012, 10:25:20 PM
Red Dwarf is only second to The Simpsons to me, but I digress.  I've been watching Lots of Breaking Bad lately before and after work.  Great Stuff!!

Man new Season of Red Dwarf later this year, I hope its better than the Back To Earth special.
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Post by: Aeolus on February 22, 2012, 12:48:38 AM
Red Dwarf is only second to The Simpsons to me, but I digress.  I've been watching Lots of Breaking Bad lately before and after work.  Great Stuff!!

Man new Season of Red Dwarf later this year, I hope its better than the Back To Earth special.

To be fair to that special though, Carbug was hilarious and I want one.
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Post by: Yoda on February 23, 2012, 12:41:37 PM
RIP Laura Palmer.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ln9s1asQUS1ql3kjdo1_500.gif)

She was killed 23 years ago today

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Post by: Starmongoose on February 23, 2012, 02:56:18 PM
Fucking Bob.
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Post by: Dice on February 24, 2012, 06:14:44 PM
I did a marathon run of Vampire Diaries.... HOTTEST UNDEAD BROTHERS EEVVVAARRR!!!!!

The show got better with every ep... but starting off in the middle of nowhere will make you go "wtf is this sh*t".
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Post by: Dice on February 28, 2012, 03:59:21 PM
http://perezhilton.com/2012-02-28-lucy-liu-cast-as-dr-watson-in-sherlock-holmes-pilot#.T00_QHH3_1s

Huh....
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Post by: Starmongoose on February 28, 2012, 06:45:50 PM
If Lucy Liu is going to be Dr. Watson, I demand a moustache.
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Post by: Dice on February 28, 2012, 06:50:56 PM
If Lucy Liu is going to be Dr. Watson, I demand a moustache.

Hottest woman with a moustache ever????

Anyone else get that one girl in highschool, god lover her, that was just born really hairy?? : /
Weird thing to reminisce.

Also... why is Firefox telling me my spelling for "moustache" is wrong?? D:
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Post by: Starmongoose on February 28, 2012, 07:01:24 PM
Because it's spelled "mustache" in America.

Yes, there was a girl at my school with a Ned Flanders. She was a total bitch. And every moustachioed woman I met thereafter was also a bitch.


I can't decide if it is genetic, or just years of having a moustache making them nasty peices of work.
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Post by: Yoda on February 28, 2012, 09:22:42 PM
We had a bearded lady in HS.

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Post by: CastNuri on March 01, 2012, 01:18:04 PM
So I saw all of the first season of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" last night instead of working on my essay (because I am an idiot).

I love it! Will work my way through the next two seasons soon. :D


EDIT: Meant to say. Also watching episodes from Star Trek: The Original Series. I love them.
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Post by: Lard on March 08, 2012, 02:28:16 PM
Been rewatching Star Trek Enterprise.

I forgot how awesome season 4 is.
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Post by: GrimReality on March 08, 2012, 02:41:34 PM
Is anyone out there watching Survivor? I'm not sure why, but I continue to watch it after all these years. I won't bother chatting it up if no one else is interested. There's a lot of crazy stuff happening.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 09, 2012, 07:23:05 AM
I grabbed Game of Thrones S.1 yesterday and it's got some awesome special features. Can't wait till April.://
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Post by: GrimReality on March 09, 2012, 10:37:43 AM
I grabbed Game of Thrones S.1 yesterday and it's got some awesome special features. Can't wait till April.://
I bought it off Amazon and am waiting for it to show up on my porch. I'm excited to finally see what everyone's been talking about. It took SO long to come out.
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Post by: Agent D. on March 14, 2012, 02:19:58 AM
White Collar is pretty cool, should check it out. I don't watch much t.v. anymore sadly, as my free time has become solely video gaming (i know, lame), but the little bit I've seen of white collar was well done.
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Post by: Yoda on March 14, 2012, 02:50:58 AM
we've taken to rewatching the Wire since +1 bought me the box set for my bday in feb.

Love the hell out of that show.

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Post by: cj_iwakura on March 15, 2012, 05:06:18 PM
I don't have HBO. April 1 is going to hurt. :( I love GOT.
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Post by: Vanguard on March 16, 2012, 09:18:47 AM
I don't have HBO either; doesn't mean I'm not watching it.
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Post by: GrimReality on March 16, 2012, 11:06:38 AM
I don't have HBO either; doesn't mean I'm not watching it.
Doesn't this mean that you found a way to watch it online somewhere? I just don't want to do that. Not only from a "moral" perspective, but also from a viewing perspective. I'd rather watch it on my 42" tv with full surround sound, than my 17" computer screen with tinny speakers. Sure, I could run a cable from my pc to my tv, but I'm still dealing with streaming issues.
Can you stream a show online nowadays that is as perfect and seamle4ss as watching it on Blu-ray? I suppose this depends upon ones connection speed and such.
I just bought the Blu-Ray of the first season of Game of Thrones. It was a long wait, and I am quite excited to watch. I will then wait the requisite year to get the next season. Yay.
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Post by: Vanguard on March 16, 2012, 03:45:52 PM
Indeed. I don't have a TV, so I either watch it on my laptop or iPad, depending. If I had a 42" TV, I'd grab the DVDs but my apartment doesn't have room for a TV that big.
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Post by: Dice on March 16, 2012, 03:52:54 PM
I found my TV has a USB port... :D
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Post by: Aeolus on March 16, 2012, 04:09:40 PM
Been rewatching Star Trek Enterprise.

I forgot how awesome season 4 is.

Wasn't that the point where they basically said "Fuck it! We're running this Mirror Mirror-verse style!"? Because while I remember it actually being somewhat entertaining to watch Archer bitch at Nega-Archer for being a bastard but I was too confused as to why Archer sounded like he knew what he was doing given the lack of growth/retardedness of the previous season's attempt at turning Star Trek into a bastardized version of Space Battleship Yamato and the fact that his character up to that point was just as badly mishandled as Janeway's to enjoy the new direction.

But then again anything would look awesome in comparison to the previous seasons.
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Post by: Yoda on March 16, 2012, 05:53:37 PM
If you had even a tiny notion of watching the newest office episode please don't This season has had a few decent episodes... but the last few have been huge turds.

The one that was on yesterday is just about the worst thing ever. I'd rather watch Whitney.
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Post by: Seultoria on March 21, 2012, 08:34:44 AM
I liked the South Park premiere. It wasn't as laugh-out-loud funny as previous season openers, but all of the jokes clicked well with me.

I'm also sad that this Thursday is the season finale of Archer. Nooooooooooo.
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Post by: Logick on March 22, 2012, 02:19:12 PM
South Park has lost its touch for me,  I dropped it last season. 
The only animated shows I watch now are Simpsons, American Dad, Venture Brothers, The Boondocks, and Futurama. 

any other good ones out there?
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Post by: Dice on March 22, 2012, 04:28:52 PM
South Park has lost its touch yet you're still okay with Simpsons? ...Irony?

I've been diggin Ugly Americans for it's really backwards humour.
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Post by: Logick on March 22, 2012, 04:57:52 PM
South Park has lost its touch yet you're still okay with Simpsons? ...Irony?

I've been diggin Ugly Americans for it's really backwards humour.

Simpsons did lose its touch, but it recently has gotten better, that Neil Gaiman episode proved it for me :)


I'll check out Ugly Americans, looks like my thing.
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Post by: Raze on March 23, 2012, 02:04:03 AM
Watch Archer. I just started recently and it's really good. Took a few episodes to take off, but it really grew on me after that.
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Post by: Yoda on March 23, 2012, 11:36:00 AM
Archer effing rules.

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Post by: Logick on March 23, 2012, 03:23:24 PM
Watch Archer. I just started recently and it's really good. Took a few episodes to take off, but it really grew on me after that.

I watched the first ep, wasn't impressed, but I guess I'll give it another go.
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Post by: Lard on March 24, 2012, 02:43:20 PM
I usually have some sort of TV show on while I make breakfast or dinner because I can see the TV from the kitchen in my apartment.

Over the past year I've gone through Superman TAS, Batman Beyond, Beast Wars, Reboot, five volumes of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection (which are great) and now moved onto Robotech.

I forgot what a cow Minmei was.
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Post by: Yoda on March 24, 2012, 03:56:47 PM
When I was in grade school the SCI-FI channel used to play Robotech in the morning. Channel used to be awesome.

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z70/Chips347/oldman.gif)
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Post by: Lard on March 24, 2012, 05:03:39 PM
I haven't watched it in a few years but the show holds up remarkably well, despite some of the cheese.
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Post by: Logick on March 27, 2012, 02:01:43 PM
Just finished Being Human(the UK one) season 4, surprisingly the new cast is cool.  I just don't see next seasons villains as villains though.

Can't wait for sunday season two of GoT(I read the books know what's gonna happen but oh well, still excited :P)
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Post by: CastNuri on March 28, 2012, 11:28:47 PM
On season two of the original Star Trek series. I love this show to bits.

Just through with The Doomsday Machine episode, which was darling.
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Post by: Yoda on March 30, 2012, 08:47:19 AM
Started S1 of Game of Thrones. It's good, but a little cheesy. The show comes off 100 times more raunchy than the book, so far. The dothraki king looks like:
(http://i2.listal.com/image/439774/500full.jpg)
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Post by: Dice on March 30, 2012, 09:25:50 AM
Started S1 of Game of Thrones. It's good, but a little cheesy. The show comes off 100 times more raunchy than the book, so far. The dothraki king looks like:
(http://i2.listal.com/image/439774/500full.jpg)

It's medieval fantasy.  Cheese factors can't be helped.
Like WRPGs.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 30, 2012, 12:32:49 PM
HAha. He kinda does:/

Kneel before Drogo!
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Post by: GrimReality on March 30, 2012, 12:41:32 PM
Yeah, I just started Season one of Game of Thrones as well. We've watched 2 eps so far. I agree about the cheesiness, but it almost can't be helped. It's a beautiful production. Damn, they spent a lot of cash on this. You really get the feeling of scope. They do seem to be latching on to the boobies aspect of the books, but it IS very much in there, so I don't blame them. Sex sells.
Sean Bean is Sean Bean, but he's good at it. I didn't remember Catelyn being such a wuss, but it's been a LONG while since I've read book one. Most of the actors are perfect for their respective parts. The Hound looks wrong, though. Too small and "normal" looking.
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Post by: Dice on March 30, 2012, 02:56:43 PM
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The Hound looks wrong, though. Too small and "normal" looking.

Option A: Bad TV CGI

Option B: Steroid them.

I love the opening theme more than this forum.
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Post by: GrimReality on March 30, 2012, 03:16:11 PM
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The Hound looks wrong, though. Too small and "normal" looking.

Option A: Bad TV CGI

Option B: Steroid them.

I love the opening theme more than this forum.

The opening theme is great, and so is the menu music. I also love the opening sequence itself. Very cool.
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Post by: Yoda on March 30, 2012, 03:18:20 PM
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The Hound looks wrong, though. Too small and "normal" looking.

Option A: Bad TV CGI

Option B: Steroid them.

I love the opening theme more than this forum.

Grim is talking about a character named the hound, not the direwolves you ignorant wretch
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Post by: GrimReality on March 30, 2012, 03:56:35 PM
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The Hound looks wrong, though. Too small and "normal" looking.

Option A: Bad TV CGI

Option B: Steroid them.

I love the opening theme more than this forum.

Grim is talking about a character named the hound, not the direwolves you ignorant wretch

Ha! I didn't realize she was talking about the direwolves. I thought her response was kind of odd, but Dice...is..kind..of..odd.
: - )

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Post by: Starmongoose on March 30, 2012, 08:34:02 PM
Yeah, Dice is such a weirdo. Dunno why we hang out with her, cause we are the cool kids, right?


Right?
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Post by: Yoda on March 30, 2012, 08:38:27 PM
I'm her court appointed guardian.

I'm stuck in this

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The Hound looks wrong, though. Too small and "normal" looking.

Option A: Bad TV CGI

Option B: Steroid them.

I love the opening theme more than this forum.


I actually wonder what they're going to do. At the point of season 1 / book 1 they're only pups. A direwolf is supposed to be pretty massive.

I hope they just keep the dogs. I don't want any horrible twilight level graphics
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Post by: (Tunnels) on March 30, 2012, 09:06:42 PM
The dothraki king looks like:

I very much approve of Drogo's casting; Mr. Momoa is certainly a comely gentleman.
 
I agree with Grim about the Hound. Compared to how wild he comes off in the books, his portrayal in the show is very low-key. He almost comes off as a broken dog.
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Post by: Yoda on April 01, 2012, 01:30:31 PM
I want to look like King Robert when I grow up

Game of Thrones is another in a line of shows on HBO where they "whore" awesomely.

First there was Sopranos where they'd say "whoor"

In GoT they have a nice guttural bellow with it. 
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Post by: Dice on April 02, 2012, 12:10:07 AM
I want to look like King Robert when I grow up

Game of Thrones is another in a line of shows on HBO where they "whore" awesomely.

First there was Sopranos where they'd say "whoor"

In GoT they have a nice guttural bellow with it. 

I see a hilarious sex fantasy in this. xD



FETCH MY GOBLET... WHOOR-r-r!!!
...and unzip me!

Hmm..mmm...myes!!  Like that... I'll eat my chicken as you do this...GOBBLE....GOBBLE...Mmmmmaaah GOBBLE

OOOohfffrrrrrrr...
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Post by: Agent D. on April 02, 2012, 07:46:56 AM
Caught the new Ultimate Spider Man cartoon while getting ready for work this morninv (actually still catching it as I write this). Pretty funny, for a kids cartoon. If you're a spider fan, check it out.

Am I the only adult male here actually watching kids cartoons still?
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Post by: (Tunnels) on April 02, 2012, 01:18:59 PM
Game of Thrones Season 2 Premiere

Pretty much what I expected from Game of Thrones, which is excellence. Good episode, but not a ton happens; more like a status update on everyone from last season to now, as well show how relationships between characters have changed. Tyrion is still awesome, and has some really great lines. Surprisingly, my favorite scene was actually with Cersei and Littlefinger:

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Littlefinger: Knowledge is power, dumbbutt.
Cersei: lol no. Power is power, assface.
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Post by: Yoda on April 02, 2012, 03:22:26 PM
Has anyone watched the newest spartacus season? I loved the 1st one and then the prequel season, but since they took it off netflix I haven't seen the newest.

It's been a few years since I've seen the end of the original season but:
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how do they explain the fact that pretty much all of the main characters were slaughtered at end of season 1?
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 02, 2012, 06:17:39 PM
Game of Thrones Season 2 Premiere

Pretty much what I expected from Game of Thrones, which is excellence. Good episode, but not a ton happens; more like a status update on everyone from last season to now, as well show how relationships between characters have changed. Tyrion is still awesome, and has some really great lines. Surprisingly, my favorite scene was actually with Cersei and Littlefinger:

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Littlefinger: Knowledge is power, dumbbutt.
Cersei: lol no. Power is power, assface.

So happy it's back.  I'm kind of glad they really cut down a lot the stuff that happens on Stannis' island, I don't think I could take too much of that maester droaning on.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 02, 2012, 09:24:30 PM
GoT here as well. Not too much going on but a great lead in for the season.  I also started the original BSG on Netflix since I've never actually watched it before. It's really great though:) It's fun to compare the two and see where certain ideas came from for the re-vamp series.
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Post by: Yoda on April 02, 2012, 09:26:29 PM
GoT here as well. Not too much going on but a great lead in for the season.  I also started the original BSG on Netflix since I've never actually watched it before. It's really great though:) It's fun to compare the two and see where certain ideas came from for the re-vamp series.

I hope they do the new series because it looks nerd-space-boner inducing.

http://io9.com/5895080/totally-badass-trailer-for-battlestar-galacticas-cylon-war-prequel-blood-and-chrome

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Post by: Ashton on April 03, 2012, 01:51:34 AM
Caught the new Ultimate Spider Man cartoon while getting ready for work this morninv (actually still catching it as I write this). Pretty funny, for a kids cartoon. If you're a spider fan, check it out.

Am I the only adult male here actually watching kids cartoons still?

Nope, I've been watching Transformers Prime, Thundercats, and Young Justice, which are all fucking excellent.

The new Spider Man is nice, but I'm still a bit bitter they cancelled Spectacular Spider Man in order to produce it, as Spectacular was fucking AWESOME.
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Post by: Agent D. on April 03, 2012, 04:44:00 AM
Yeah, spectaculat spider man was awesome, especially since spider man was voiced by josh leaton, aka Major Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid 3. Ultimate is pretty cool though, definitely feels a bit more comic book like with all the monologue-ing. I look forward to more episodes.

Since you brought them up, I love young justice and thundercats, though I FUCKING HATE WITH ALL MY HATE GENERATING PARTS the new timeslot they were put in, which is saturday mornings. I am pleased they were renewed, and hope cartoon network keeps them going for a good while.

I know it has been brought up at some point here, but if you all are not watching adventure time, you are all going straight to hell. That show is fucking astounding, in every aspect and every idea. The only other cartoon I adored as much was Chowder, which is being brought back to cartoon networks rerun block...I mean cartoon planet. Reruns are better than nothing.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 03, 2012, 07:01:56 AM
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I hope they do the new series because it looks nerd-space-boner inducing.

Yeah, I heard about that but this is the first time I've watched the trailer.  It does look bad-ass for sure. I hope we can see this in some form really soon. I can't get enough BSG:D
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Post by: Lard on April 06, 2012, 02:45:28 AM
Caught the new Ultimate Spider Man cartoon while getting ready for work this morninv (actually still catching it as I write this). Pretty funny, for a kids cartoon. If you're a spider fan, check it out.

Am I the only adult male here actually watching kids cartoons still?

I watched the first two eps. Didn't like it at all. I can't believe Paul Dini is writing it.

Much prefer the current Avengers cartoon. I also agree that Transformers Prime and Thundercats are enjoyable.
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Post by: Raze on April 06, 2012, 04:35:33 AM
Avengers is a lot of fun, glad it's finally back on.
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Post by: Yoda on April 07, 2012, 09:44:18 AM
I didn't catch the most recent 30 Rock but last weeks was off the goddamn charts.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on April 09, 2012, 02:49:20 PM
Anyone else watching Mad Men this season? It's about three episodes in (four if you split up the two hour premiere that combined the first two episodes) and so far its very Mad Men-y. I'm surprised by how little attention they've paid to Don in the first few episodes; the focus seems to be on the majority of the cast. I can kinda see why, I thought last season was very Don-heavy, so I guess they wanted to give the other characters some time. Also, Peggy's sense of humor has made almost every scene with her a highlight. She's easily one of my favs.
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Post by: Yoda on April 09, 2012, 03:13:22 PM
Peggy is the best and she's smoking hot this season I think


I watched the opener and the 2nd one. 2nd ep was pretty terrible if you ask me. I could give a rats fuck about betty.


Show needs more Campbell. Him and peggy are the best.
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Post by: Dice on April 10, 2012, 12:59:16 PM
Betty never seems to redeem herself as a good or interesting Character....

I can't call Betty hot still.... she's cute... but you've always had an odd taste in "hotness", Yodes. o_O
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Post by: Yoda on April 10, 2012, 02:38:09 PM
Peggy is hot.

Betty is not.

Read me right or pay the piper
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Post by: Dice on April 10, 2012, 03:30:25 PM
Peggy is hot.

Betty is not.

Read me right or pay the piper

Definitely a man who was effectively taught how beauty is in the "eye of the beholder", and it's all about personality.  Not that that's bad.
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Post by: Yoda on April 10, 2012, 03:35:03 PM
She's not traditional hotness like huge big ole tities and dressing like a ho but...

She's cute, pretty smile
nice legs
nice style (love the way she dresses in season 5)
don't take no shite
she's funny
can drink w/ the boys

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Post by: GrimReality on April 12, 2012, 09:49:48 AM
I don't watch the show, but I looked up both those women, and I'm with Yoda. In the looks department, at least. I would totally take Peggy over Betty.

My wife and I have been watching Game of Thrones Season 1 VERY slowly. Just one ep. a week! I was hoping for 2, but time has been scarce. We've now watched 4 episodes. It's been so long since I read the first book, that I've actually been caught off guard by some of the happenings.
Sean Bean really is fantastic as Ned. You can see in his face that he understands what is to come. Really, almost all the cast is perfect. Arya is great, and I look forward to her getting more screen time.

The only other show I watch is Survivor, and that's mostly out of habit. I feel some kind of weird loyalty to it after watching it from the beginning. Total definition of guilty pleasure.
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Post by: Yoda on April 12, 2012, 02:41:57 PM
Arya is great.

King Robert is great

I like the cast in general, except for Snow maybe. He's ok but seems too emo
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Post by: GrimReality on April 12, 2012, 04:22:49 PM
Arya is great.

King Robert is great

I like the cast in general, except for Snow maybe. He's ok but seems too emo
Most everyone even LOOKS just how I imagined them. Damn good casting director on this. Sam showed up, and I said to my wife, "Yup. That's exactly how I pictured him". The only ones I'm iffy on are the Cleganes. Sandor should be bigger, balder, and meaner looking. Too early to tell on Gregor, but he also looks too small.
I agree about Jon Snow, but he's just playing the part. Inner turmoil and all that.
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Post by: Yoda on April 12, 2012, 04:25:24 PM
I like the hound in the show, but you're right he's no where as menacing as in the book.

I'm not sure if anyone like his brother exists.


Littlefinger gets points for being the mayor in The Wire.


Grimm, watch that show.
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Post by: Agent D. on April 14, 2012, 11:18:51 AM
Watching thr Legend of Korra right now, is it just me or is this show taking place in 1950's new york?
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Post by: GrimReality on April 14, 2012, 03:45:10 PM
I like the hound in the show, but you're right he's no where as menacing as in the book.

I'm not sure if anyone like his brother exists.


Littlefinger gets points for being the mayor in The Wire.


Grimm, watch that show.

I have been wondering what show I will watch when we're done with GoT. I was thinking of starting up Being Human. I'll look into The Wire and see if it's something I would be interested in.
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Post by: Yoda on April 15, 2012, 02:31:35 AM
The Wire has to be seen to be judged. From clips and pics it looks like any usual cop show
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Post by: Ashton on April 15, 2012, 06:44:24 PM
I watched the first two eps. Didn't like it at all. I can't believe Paul Dini is writing it.

Much prefer the current Avengers cartoon. I also agree that Transformers Prime and Thundercats are enjoyable.

Just an FYI, if you enjoy any superhero stuff (which I assume you do since you appear to like the Avengers cartoon), you should check out Young Justice, it's really good.

The latest ep of Thundercats was excellent. Heartfelt story about pride and forgiveness. Really stunning for a children's TV show; I think my childhood has now been surpassed.
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Post by: Dice on April 15, 2012, 09:27:41 PM
Watching thr Legend of Korra right now, is it just me or is this show taking place in 1950's new york?

I watched it too, and I think it's fantastic to see a sequel that is set further ahead in the future (def looks more 1930-40's-ish though...or some weird fusion of the lot).  I didn't see much of the first series, except when channel surfing -- but by god, I loved the production quality for this one!!!  Gorgeous!  And Korra is a great lead (I love her slightly musculature stature, a bold design move, and def works with her personality).  I think I'll keep watching this... is the first series worth a shot though?  I was kinda mixed with what I watched before.

The music reminds of Journey if it took place slightly more ...eastward. :D
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Post by: Agent D. on April 16, 2012, 05:45:03 AM
I watched the first two eps. Didn't like it at all. I can't believe Paul Dini is writing it.

Much prefer the current Avengers cartoon. I also agree that Transformers Prime and Thundercats are enjoyable.

Just an FYI, if you enjoy any superhero stuff (which I assume you do since you appear to like the Avengers cartoon), you should check out Young Justice, it's really good.

The latest ep of Thundercats was excellent. Heartfelt story about pride and forgiveness. Really stunning for a children's TV show; I think my childhood has now been surpassed.
Yeah, "native son" was pretty well done. I can only assume that this season is going to go into depth for character back stories. Eagerly awaiting Cheetara's back story, cuz I love how they went with her and Tigra as a couple over her and Lion-o.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 16, 2012, 10:06:23 AM
Watching season 7 of X-Files on Netflix and It has a few memorable episodes for sure.  Watched 'First Person Shooter" in particular just for the late 90's take on gaming culture.  I laughed out loud at a few parts.
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Post by: Yoda on April 18, 2012, 11:00:00 PM
Moriarty from the new Sherlock reminds me of this guy
http://youtu.be/ognvWIwjKTQ
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Post by: Aeolus on April 19, 2012, 12:34:32 AM
Watching thr Legend of Korra right now, is it just me or is this show taking place in 1950's new york?

I watched it too, and I think it's fantastic to see a sequel that is set further ahead in the future (def looks more 1930-40's-ish though...or some weird fusion of the lot).  I didn't see much of the first series, except when channel surfing -- but by god, I loved the production quality for this one!!!  Gorgeous!  And Korra is a great lead (I love her slightly musculature stature, a bold design move, and def works with her personality).  I think I'll keep watching this... is the first series worth a shot though?  I was kinda mixed with what I watched before.

The music reminds of Journey if it took place slightly more ...eastward. :D

I'll admit it, I too watched Avatar: The Next Airbender, though I felt like I was watching the set up to a show set entirely in pre-Sin invasion Zanarken instead.

Also Aang, dude, what the fuck? (At least you only took one episode to sense the protagonism within your daughter, plus you do rock the beard well enough.)
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Post by: (Tunnels) on April 19, 2012, 10:26:21 PM
Watched a bunch of Adventure Time this past weekend, and I'm 100% convinced Lumpy Space Princess and I are soulmates.
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Post by: Lard on April 21, 2012, 02:03:11 AM
Fringe and Supernatural were both *excellent* tonight.
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Post by: Dice on April 21, 2012, 03:34:30 PM
Legend of Korra: showed off some of the "Big Bad" and him as a threat.  Also, some love interest got pushed.  I like the red panda and the love the series has of fusing two animals together for one (platupus bears are fantastic).

30 Rock: last few weeks have been good.  Good laughs all around -- but this show is too...zany for me sometimes.

The Office: kill it, already.  It's just no good no more.  I'm not even one of "those" people who say things like this, but the quality has seriously dipped, and everyone knows it.

Vampire Diaries: "the originals" plot has been cool, but lead actress' inability to decide her feelings makes me wanna slap her.  Yeah... YEAH, MUST BE NICE NOT BEING ABLE TO PICK HOT BROTHER #1 OR HOT BROTHER #2!!! >=/

Ugly Americans: oh god, this show is so vulgar and gross lately all the time, I love it.

Community: latest episode was pretty damn good, loved them just kinda playing "pretend". x)

South Park: could have been way better given how they were spoofing those paranormal-like "documentaries".  Interesting to see the live action bit though.  x)
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Post by: Agent D. on April 21, 2012, 10:27:33 PM
Saw the new Young Justice this morning. For a superhero cartoon, shit is getting pretty deep. Vandal Savage taking over the watchtower and then walking away without a fight? This guy has balls.

Also watched the new thundercats this morning, and it's like I said. All back story this season, they just did the thunderkittens, and sad story was sad, though not as compelling as Tygra's. When I think of the original and how everything was always about Lion-o, I get so impressed at how this new series is playing out. So familiar, but so much better.
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Post by: Ashton on April 23, 2012, 08:02:25 PM
Young Justice is fucking awesome for the traitor reveal. A lot of mysteries are solved but so many new ones pop up that I can't wait for the next episode.

Also, Thundercats has far surpassed the 80s cartoon. Lion-o used to be the Idiot Hero who basically just bludgeoned through everything, the new Lion-o knows how to use tactics and shit.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 23, 2012, 09:12:06 PM
I watched The Guild over the weekend since I had never seen it before. It was pretty good overall. Had a few laugh out loud moments.
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Post by: Ashton on April 29, 2012, 12:26:07 AM
Young Justice's second season started.

WHY IS IT A FIVE YEAR TIMESKIP.
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Post by: Agent D. on April 29, 2012, 02:06:10 PM
Young Justice's second season started.

WHY IS IT A FIVE YEAR TIMESKIP.
More importantly, where's kid flash and aqualad? Also, lol nightwing is still a kid. That being said, I like the jump in time. Batgirl and wondergirl were cool additions, blue beetle and beast boy were meh, and the other guys were just wtf stuff.

I sad faced when superboy and miss martian were no longer together. I kinda liked the couple they made, neithet being human and so naive to everything around them. I hope they jump vack to show what happened.
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Post by: Raze on April 29, 2012, 02:15:23 PM
 There's some reverse storytelling to be done and while I've got some reservations, like
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how someone supposedly died in the skip and with a new water guy I worry it was Blaqualad, I'm willing to wait and see where things go before passing final judgment.

And one shot 'Hey guys, I'm from the future!' eps aside it's cool to see a cartoon Robin actually go Nightwing.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on April 29, 2012, 03:38:00 PM
Started watching Eureka from episode 1. In the past week I have gotten through season 1 and season 2.
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Post by: Tooker on April 29, 2012, 05:19:45 PM
Started Fringe.  Think I'm on disk 2 of season 1.

Also started rewatching Initial D, on Crackle.
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Post by: Ashton on April 30, 2012, 01:23:11 AM
Young Justice's second season started.

WHY IS IT A FIVE YEAR TIMESKIP.
More importantly, where's kid flash and aqualad? Also, lol nightwing is still a kid. That being said, I like the jump in time. Batgirl and wondergirl were cool additions, blue beetle and beast boy were meh, and the other guys were just wtf stuff.

I sad faced when superboy and miss martian were no longer together. I kinda liked the couple they made, neithet being human and so naive to everything around them. I hope they jump vack to show what happened.
Regarding Kid Flash, now that Dick is Nightwing I wouldn't be surprised if Wally is now the new Flash.
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Post by: Yoda on April 30, 2012, 04:01:08 PM
The newest episode of office was ok actually. I loved the parts that didn't focus on Andy.
Live 30 Rock was incredible, Jon Hamm is taking over the world.
Community was fabulous.
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Post by: Agent D. on April 30, 2012, 04:04:27 PM
(@Ashton)My money is more on Impulse, but idk. The whole universe thing is confusing.

In other news, I read that people are building up support for getting the killing joke turned into a movie/miniseries/something. Also of note, Mark Hamill expressed EXTREME interest in reprising his role as joker for it, having announced arkham city as his final project as the villian. Fucking sweet if they pull it off, though it's pretty serious. Probably wouldn't see it on cartoon network or anything.
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Post by: Lard on May 01, 2012, 12:58:24 AM
I've been watching the Avengers cartoon and it's been great - but now apparently canceled.

God, every time there's something I like, those cunts at Marvel go out of their way to fuck it up.

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Post by: Raze on May 01, 2012, 03:57:05 AM
The second season was completed before it even started airing so, barring major dick moves, there's still 20~ episodes left.
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Post by: Agent D. on May 01, 2012, 11:29:03 AM
I've been watching the Avengers cartoon and it's been great - but now apparently canceled.

God, every time there's something I like, those cunts at Marvel go out of their way to fuck it up.


You'd think they'd at least wait until after the avengers movie to cut it.

But honestly, it's a bit too slow paced for my liking. And my god does the plot bounce around aimlessly. One episode is about ant man's grief regarding ultros, then they jump into a whole different story next episode about the kree and ms marvel, then back to ant man, then something about thor and his shenanigans....I mean damn, follow a story and finish it before you start a new story arc. That's why I love young justice. They're not confusing the shit out of you....outside of DC's oddball multiple universe/multiple versions of characters thing.
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Post by: Yoda on May 04, 2012, 12:44:38 PM
man the office is so bad they're redoing storylines.

andy is starting his own paper company...
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Post by: Dice on May 05, 2012, 02:44:03 PM
The Office really needs to be put to sleep.  I still love the the first several seasons and always will, but this one isn't even registering as a "season proper", just a sort of "side story".  Why they made Andy a Manager to begin with, when he's not really too likeable a character to begin with (remember him back in Ssn3???) is beyond me.  Other members of the office deserve more screen time... which?  All.  I'd love more Creed.  And as stupid as the character is, Kelly is great for how backwards her thinking can be ("Princess Diana's funeral was like the saddest ever.... that and my sisters" -- Gold).

30 Rock was awesome this week.  The "live" episode was cute, but took too many liberties that kinda fell flat; and the guest appearances for the sake of guest appearances felt like a cheap ploy at making a "good episode".  I loved them spoofing Real Housewives or whatever shit like that using the sort of sassy black act was great, I missed Tracey Jordan's wife.

I watched Vampire Diaries.  That fucking show is everywhere these days.  And while its good, it loves to use its characters to have just about EVERYTHING happen to them.  Alaric... hmm.  Cool teacher, moonlight vampire killer, love lost, love found, love lost again, low key, Dr Jeckyl-Hide killer?!?!?  What the fuck next...

Community.  Not as good as last weeks.  Kinda sad Star Burns might be out, and weird way to end an episode.  Curious what they're planning with that.

Legend of Korra.  Fucking fantastic show.  Really love-triangle-y this week, but the humour balanced it out really well.  Top marks, and easily getting the "best episode of shit I watched this week" award.  Something about Bolin reminds me of an old school Rumiko Takahashi character.  Over-exaggerated, but damned hilarious.
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Post by: Agent D. on May 05, 2012, 03:08:10 PM
Fuck Korra, she is a whore, fucking with Bo Lin like that. I hope she gets her powers blocked....fucking bitch.

But yeah, the show is really keeping a good pace. Very enjoyable, very nostalgic, but still new and fresh. It reminds me of deja vu, but a good version of it.

Young justice was sort of boring this week, and beast boy is even more annoying now then he was in teen titans. However, next week's episode looks to be a big hit if you've been following everything til now.

Thundercats....Lion-o has a new lady friend, oooohhhh. I kind of like how Pumyra looks so much like her original design, but is a very large flip in personality, and she obviously has a thing for the young king, and it seems mutual. On the flipside of that, I'm already tired of tygra and cheetara. They need to fuck, have kittens, and get off the cheesy teenage lovey-dovey shit.

Man, cartoons are getting really romance driven lately.  I almost miss the days of meatheads and learning a lesson by the end of an episode.
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Post by: Dice on May 05, 2012, 03:16:46 PM
Fuck Korra, she is a whore, fucking with Bo Lin like that. I hope she gets her powers blocked....fucking bitch.

Someone's bitter.  I thought it was fine.  She showed reluctance for a date in the first place.  More appalling than her treatment is the avatar-style, out of thin air, approach to romance building.  That is to say, I don't by that there should be one yet.  ...why the fuck am I analyzing a tween show???
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Post by: Agent D. on May 05, 2012, 06:17:56 PM
Fuck Korra, she is a whore, fucking with Bo Lin like that. I hope she gets her powers blocked....fucking bitch.

Someone's bitter.  I thought it was fine.  She showed reluctance for a date in the first place.  More appalling than her treatment is the avatar-style, out of thin air, approach to romance building.  That is to say, I don't by that there should be one yet.  ...why the fuck am I analyzing a tween show???
Because secretly, you have Korra bedsheets and an aang pillow case.
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Post by: Yoda on May 08, 2012, 12:00:29 AM
The guy that played Principal Belding from Saved by the Bell guest starred in Mad Men

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Post by: Dice on May 08, 2012, 01:24:25 AM
The guy that played Principal Belding from Saved by the Bell guest starred in Mad Men



Like a chick, I'm gonna say, "hey, so was the Gilmore Girl".

Great episode, great hearing some Beatles.
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Post by: Yoda on May 08, 2012, 01:58:56 AM
I never thought the show would get so dark and depressing.

I loved the part though where Harry walks up to the phone booth while Pete is inside
"What do you want?"
"You walked up to me."
"You opened the door!"

Strange bit of comedy in the show.



Great episode, great hearing some Beatles.

http://www.rpgfan.com/boards/index.php?topic=8301.msg226767#msg226767

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Post by: Ashton on May 08, 2012, 02:03:03 AM
So Castle was really anemic for a season finale, outside of the final reveal.
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Post by: Dice on May 08, 2012, 02:14:28 AM
I never thought the show would get so dark and depressing.

I loved the part though where Harry walks up to the phone booth while Pete is inside
"What do you want?"
"You walked up to me."
"You opened the door!"

Strange bit of comedy in the show.



Great episode, great hearing some Beatles.

http://www.rpgfan.com/boards/index.php?topic=8301.msg226767#msg226767

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there's only a few of their tunes I can say I'd put on my iPod.

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Guess which one made it, Yodes!
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Post by: Agent D. on May 08, 2012, 10:42:39 AM
I'd bet Yoda is a strawberry fields kind of guy.
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Post by: Yoda on May 08, 2012, 12:00:05 PM
nah, Paul is where it's at
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Post by: (Tunnels) on May 09, 2012, 09:14:47 PM
I never thought the show would get so dark and depressing.

I loved the part though where Harry walks up to the phone booth while Pete is inside
"What do you want?"
"You walked up to me."
"You opened the door!"

Strange bit of comedy in the show.


The part where Peggy paniced and yelled "PIZZA HOUSE" into the phone was amazing. Now I wish every takeout place I call has Peggy on the other line affecting some sort of accent.
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Post by: Dice on May 11, 2012, 12:44:21 PM
Don actually had a zinger that episode: on the phone, "No we're just pulling a hysterical joke on you" or something.

Community:
- I feel Community can't really do as good an episode unless it's a clip show or themed episode :O At the very least they seem to be some of the better ones.
- Guaranteed half of this episode was just ideas that had been scrapped for normal episodes and put into a clever set of clips. x)
- Really good episode this week, nonetheless, lots of laughs and outrageous stuff (love the stupid classes... "ladders" *applause*, "breathing deeply", and "what can you fry?" --- not french fries).
- Also, is it just me or is Allison Brie getting more screen time than Gillian Jacobs? Not that I mind, Britta has been annoying with the constant "IM A PSYCH MAJOR" shtick (even the characters get tired of it).

Office
Goddammit.  End it.  Please.  Andy fucking sucks, and the show is more than finished, it's not even being very funny anymore.  This season can only be watched because it was free.  The only highlights were Oscar's love life (I root for the guy, he's one of few normies on the show), the coconut-penis drink, and the velcro suit.  The rest??  Eugh.

30 Rock
Meh.  Good moments.  I get sick of the Jenna plots.  THey're great for how backwards they are, but even her problems get old.
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Post by: Raze on May 11, 2012, 02:11:12 PM
 Jenna and Tracy are both played out. I hope they still have that woman who plays the ditsy insane page(Haven't seen her for a few episodes). I don't think I'd ever get tired of Jack and Liz, but the side plots need her to keep things interesting.
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Post by: Yoda on May 11, 2012, 08:15:58 PM
I love how they try and play off the respective locations of Parks/Rec or The Office but then when they go outside it's clearly nice ass California and not Indiana or Penn.
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Post by: Yoda on May 11, 2012, 08:39:02 PM
the "director's cut" of Parks and Rec eps on hulu are pretty damn awesome. God that show rules.

Fuck y'all. Jenna and Tracy rule. So does Hazel.
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Post by: Agent D. on May 12, 2012, 01:04:03 PM
Saturday morning cartoon reviews a go-go.

Thundercats had an origin episode for Mumm-ra's sword...yeah, lame premise. Still nice to see more back story though, and Lion-o is definitely gonna be having puma kitties, heh heh.

Young Justice got real. New bad guy has emerged....wasn't EXACTLY expected except I read back story and found out he was the son of another bad guy. Superboy and Superman have a new relationship as brothers instead of son and father. Oh yeah, Ms Martian may be a bit of a sadist.

Legend of Korra got realer. The championship doesn't go as one would expect, and the reason for Toph's kid's angry disposition is explored a wee bit. Amon's hate is starting to become reasonable. I gotta admit, the writers have managed to really turn the show into industrial age, early 1900's america. I don't know whether I'm impressed by the similarity, or disappointed by the ease of story progression. It's like this already happened....because it sort of did.

In any case, these new cartoons lead me to one single conclusion. How come cartoons 20 years ago sucked so bad compared to these?
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Post by: Ashton on May 12, 2012, 07:37:05 PM
My reaction (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s) to the big reveal in this week's Young Justice.
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Post by: SonicDeathMonkey on May 12, 2012, 08:25:48 PM
the "director's cut" of Parks and Rec eps on hulu are pretty damn awesome. God that show rules.

Fuck y'all. Jenna and Tracy rule. So does Hazel.

That show has gotten better and better.
The first couple seasons were pretty unimpressive, I thought.
But every single character has gotten better and funnier. It has basically replaced The Office for me, because I can't stand the new Office episodes.
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Post by: Dice on May 13, 2012, 03:47:07 AM
Oh man, what an awesome episode of Legend of Korra!!!

- The roof top fight was outstanding -- like Agent D said, cartoons have never been so good (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj26N10Ymlg).  It was awesome to see Bei Fong in action, as well as how far metal bending has come along since its beginnings with Toph.
- The bit with the Announcer getting eletrocuted was pretty funny.
- I liked Korra and Tenzin's moment with who he dated -- which reminds me, I would love to see the man kick some butt now that we've seen what Bei Fong can do (as far as lineage goes?).
- Seriously??  How crooked is Pro Bending to let THAT many penalties slide?  Too contrived and worked into just happened to work well with Amon's speech.
- Loved the new flash back set.
- I dunno... I wonder if the build up to Amon's identity might disappoint.  Like the son of Yokkol or whatever the GAang dealt with.  I love how he just sort of jumped off the platform and turned away, safe from Korra's flame kick, while causing everyone else to fall..  BADASS.  But not convinced -- he definitely seems like he can do worse.
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Post by: Raze on May 13, 2012, 02:17:40 PM
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How come cartoons 20 years ago sucked so bad compared to these?

*Cough* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEx9r5enZsk

That's certainly one of the exceptions to the rule though. As far as action goes anyway. I suppose you could say 90s were a good time for animation if you were looking at stuff like Dexter's Lab, Animaniancs, PPG's etc. But good action didn't come until the 00's with stuff like Samurai Jack, Justice League and Avatar. But then who knows, maybe in 20 years I'll be a crazy old man arguing that those shows were the exception to the rule. Sturgeon's Law and all. Then I'll complain about how show's are all holograms these days.

ANYWAY.

Young Justice, not buying the Aqualad heel turn for a second. And I guess it's fine if he's working alone as a double agent. If he's NOT it's just a bit hard to swallow since he's such a level headed dude. I did dig the part where he said 'You can either capture me...or save everyone from this bomb'...and then Superboy charged him without hesitation. And for once Hello Megan was actually amusing.

And Korra was awesome. I rewatched that fight scene half a dozen times. It was so good I'll even forgive Korra for making Bolin cry.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on May 13, 2012, 02:37:02 PM
Finally watched Game of Thrones from episode 1 until the current season. It was much better than my first impression.
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Post by: Lard on May 14, 2012, 01:27:27 AM
Speaking of which. Regarding the end of tonight's episode - Ho. Lee. Fuck.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on May 14, 2012, 11:27:36 PM
Speaking of which. Regarding the end of tonight's episode - Ho. Lee. Fuck.

Indeed.
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Post by: Dice on May 15, 2012, 12:05:23 AM


Argh... been meaning to find and watch the old Batman series.  I don't remember the action much though, and an opening is a bad way to relate the rest of the series.  But... yeah, I remember good things at least.

I didn't get the GoT ending this week.  The corpse was odd?  My attention sort of drifts in and out for the episodes while I do other work... =/

Mad Men was pretty good, Betty wasn't too annoying.  I actually like her as the "ex-wife", and Megan as the wifey.

No more New Girl till next season. D:
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Post by: (Tunnels) on May 15, 2012, 12:30:43 PM

Mad Men was pretty good, Betty wasn't too annoying.  I actually like her as the "ex-wife", and Megan as the wifey.


I know January Jones gets a lot of flak for her acting, but I think she did a pretty good job portraying the pettiness and childishness of Betty in this past episode. I'm not sure how I feel about Betty becoming the "bad guy" in these past two seasons, since I found her to be very sympathetic in the first two.  And Sally remains such a great character, I'm glad we're getting more of her this season.

P.S. I'm pretty sure Bobby is some sort of ageless tube abomination since the creators seem keen on recasting him so he always looks like he's 5 or 6.
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Post by: Dice on May 16, 2012, 01:14:25 PM
http://www.avclub.com/articles/see-the-greendale-seven-as-video-game-characters-i,75182/

Relevant to all you Communi-tards and game-tards here. :D
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Post by: GrimReality on May 16, 2012, 03:19:34 PM
Finally finished watching season 1 of Game of Thrones last night. Even though I own it on Blu-ray we only watched one episode a week due to lack of time and other engagements. I thought it was very well done overall, but almost wished I had come into it without having read the books. The series has to be so much more fun for people who don't know what to expect.
I refuse to pay for HBO just for one show, so I now have to wait a year for season 2 to come out on Blu. Why don't they allow people to download episodes for a small fee? I can understand that they want people to subscribe to HBO, but how about after the season ends? That way the subscribers are happy they saw it first, and the rest of us don't have to wait so damn long. Someone at HBO needs to step into the 21st century.
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Post by: Dice on May 17, 2012, 11:36:43 PM
I dunno -- MAAAYBE I'm biased.  But Community was AWESOME this week. :D
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Post by: Yoda on May 18, 2012, 12:51:05 PM
Weren't there supposed to be 3 new communities? I saw the 8bit one and that was pretty good. I liked how troy jumped everywhere.


Edit: Community belongs on cable. It's totally geared to that kind of audience and needs a network that will give it more of a chance.

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Post by: Dice on May 18, 2012, 05:52:30 PM
Weren't there supposed to be 3 new communities? I saw the 8bit one and that was pretty good. I liked how troy jumped everywhere.


Edit: Community belongs on cable. It's totally geared to that kind of audience and needs a network that will give it more of a chance.

The other two weren't as good, IMO.  I speak as a wishy-washy watcher of the show though (say that 5 times fast)
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Post by: Yoda on May 19, 2012, 11:11:49 AM
Dan Harmon (writer/creator) yanked off of community by NBC and they ARE doing a season 4... this will be interesting. I guess he only owns a fraction of that property so there's no chance of it going to cable
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Post by: Agent D. on May 19, 2012, 04:35:26 PM
Weekly toon update a go-go

Thundercats was boring. Regretted saving it for the afternoon. It was about kit and kat saving a bunch of pickpockets and screwing over the raccoon from 3 or 4 weeks ago. Bleh, next please.

Young Justice is still going strong. Red Arrow looks more like his comic counterpart, a drug addicted fiend. He's losing his composure cuz he's a clone of the original and feels he HAS to find the real Roy Harper. Reminds me of tales of the abyss since I am currently playing it too. Kid Flash and Artemis made an appearance...they are dating, how cute <3. They also have apparently quit being heroes it seems. The major story point was the revival of the Justice League's big inaugural villian. Superboy and Blue beetle fought him, but NEW BIG BADGUY dropped him before the good guys could fix it. Loving this show right now.

Legend of Korra...96% sure Asami is actually Amon. If you didn't watch it today, go do it. I won't say anything more.
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Post by: Yoda on May 20, 2012, 09:22:31 PM
The last ep of Community was better than the 8bit one I think. I really like the Refrigeration School Cult

"I told them the AC-repair school had to start acting like a normal school, I can do that I'm their messiah"
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Post by: Dice on May 23, 2012, 01:44:19 AM
I think I kinda drift when Community gets a bit weird that way.  I dunno -- some of the humour really works on me, some of it just flies right passed  i guess.

House... SERIES finale! D:
There was one of two ways it could have ended: he died or he lived.  I definitely did foresee "living" meant change because of House's lifestyle (which sort of works to why it was just as easy to see him die because of his lifestyle -- what with the misery and drug abuse).  But I thought the series ended admirably despite the bittersweet note.  Though still stretching out too long (but not over-staying its welcome like THE OFFICE IS *tsk tsk*), the series still managed to pull a few punches in its finale, and I really enjoyed the "chats" House had about living and dying.  I guess after all the series is done, there were only so many ways to end it -- and I did like the way it did. :D
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 23, 2012, 07:02:52 AM
I like the House finale fine but I saw that ending coming a mile away after the halfway mark. I'm usual not one to pick up on stuff like that but it was quite predictable. Still, a good( if a bit safe) finale.
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Post by: Aeolus on May 23, 2012, 01:36:08 PM
http://www.avclub.com/articles/see-the-greendale-seven-as-video-game-characters-i,75182/

Relevant to all you Communi-tards and game-tards here. :D

I am disappoint that there's no Francis York Morrigan in this. This is not the Greenvale that I....Oh. Wait. Fuck....
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Post by: Ashton on May 26, 2012, 05:11:51 AM
Watched more episodes of Ultimate Spider Man. They cancelled Spectacular for this? It's pretty terrible.
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Post by: Agent D. on May 26, 2012, 10:46:34 AM
Watched more episodes of Ultimate Spider Man. They cancelled Spectacular for this? It's pretty terrible.
I admit, it was funny at first, but between the five minute long commercials and the re-explaining of everything in each episode...I understand it's for kids, but avengers at least makes progress per episode. Spider man is still telling everyone that they have to work together, following the next episode with him and the rest of his group trying to outdo one another again. I'll keep watching because dvr is wintastic, but I'm not running to the tv at 11 am anymore.
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Post by: Ashton on May 26, 2012, 06:24:59 PM
I watched the new Young Justice today. Pretty decent. It's telling that even the slower episodes of the series are head and shoulders beyond the best episodes of most other shows.
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Post by: Agent D. on May 26, 2012, 11:38:17 PM
Thundercats was better this week, though it's nowhere near the level of young justice or legend of korra. It's sort of hard to create a new story based on an old story that really didn't have that much to offer to begin with. I loved the old thundercats, but lets face it, Lion-o found a problem, one of the 4-5 other cats showed him the light, Lion-o solved the problem. At least in this new series, characters are developed, but yeah...

Young Justice was pretty girl power this episode. Ms Martian is psychotic, I think I'm in love.

Gonna watch Korra tomorrow, was busy today, and DVR is ballin.

Edit: Damnit, korra, spider man, and avengers were all reruns. Lamesauce.
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Post by: Yoda on May 27, 2012, 12:29:06 PM
Since I finished book 2 of Game of Thrones I decided to check out the 2nd season. The show is pretty damned entertaining but they are having a hard time capturing the grandness of some of the conflict.
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Post by: Lard on May 28, 2012, 02:00:50 AM
Wait til you watch tonight's episode!

Holy fuck!
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Post by: Dice on May 28, 2012, 02:10:34 AM
Wait til you watch tonight's episode!

Holy fuck!

Haha -- I thought the exact same thing!!

Well timed, Yodes. :P
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Post by: Yoda on May 28, 2012, 11:33:08 AM
I'll have to build up to that. So far I've only seen the 1st couple and the one right before the big battle.

(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/8594/attachment15phpiz6.gif)
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Post by: (Tunnels) on May 28, 2012, 11:54:50 AM
Mad Men:

WOW is all I can say. What a tense episode, what an amazing episode. Things are going down, man. I don't think I've seen an episode where I've felt so conflicted about Don

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On one hand, he was a massive d-bag to Peggy, and consistently does not appreciate her and her skills. I mean, he threw money in her face, as if that was what she wanted. On the other hand, he's the only one who disagrees with prostituting Joan to the Jaguar guy. Speaking of that, my collective opinion of the other partners definitely downgraded when they held a meeting to discuss whether Joan would have sex with Jaguar guy, without even including her. They just treated her like corporate property. Also, I hope this doesn't mean we'll be seeing less Peggy; I'd love to see how she fares at the other agency.
Definitely one of the best of the season so far, perhaps even the best. Only two episodes left, I really have no idea what's going to happen.
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Post by: Yoda on May 30, 2012, 12:23:34 AM
A Yoda enjoys this man's performance. A Yoda would go gay for this man

(http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30700000/Jaqen-H-ghar-jaqen-hghar-30740457-500-280.jpg)
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Post by: Akanbe- on May 30, 2012, 04:55:42 PM
Workaholics season opener was awesome.  Really funny episode.  The blonde receptionist at the hotel was h-o-t.
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Post by: Lard on June 02, 2012, 10:15:07 PM
Started watching a new Canadian show called Continuum.

Very cyberpunk, very interesting.

Pretty good, especially for a Canadian show.
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Post by: Agent D. on June 02, 2012, 10:31:29 PM
Weekend update of toony goodness.

Thundercats was pretty good. Pulled on the heart strings a tad. Very "*batteries not included" which I enjoyed.

Young Justice....IMPULSE WHEE EVERYTHING REALLY FAST HOLY SHIT CAPS LOCK FTW CRASH THE MODE. But yeah, story is advancing quite well. Definitely the highlight of my saturdays as of now. Oh yeah...they found roy.

Korra was kind of silly at first this week. Team avatar jokes and such, though the hot rod style car Asami drove was ballin. Felt more like they were trying to poke fun at some stuff. Then shit got really real, really fast, and the councilman Korra was originally working for....well, he came out of left field for the silver douchebag villian award. Very end of the episode showed more glimpses of the past, and apparantley Turloc (think I spelled it right) is far more of a prick then we make him out to be. Did I say silver? Give this man the gold, judges

A++ weekend. Would watch again.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on June 03, 2012, 12:10:29 AM
Been watching Buffy again, since I never finished it when it first aired. This show was made for me, and I kick myself for dropping it after the 3rd season, even though I was like 12. Anyway, I just finished the 2nd Season, so here are some impressions:

Best Episode:
Passion

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The death of Jenny Calendar is the big reason for this being the best episode. People die all the time on Buffy, but never one of the gang, so when Angel unceremoniously snaps her neck in front of the moonlit half-moon window, and revels in the ecstasy of the kill, Joss is poking at the gaps in the characters' plot armor. Yes, Jenny was at best a supporting member of the gang, but she still mattered to them all, as witnessed by the rest of Scooby gang's reaction to her death. Her death also compounds the overall theme of consequence in this season, since if Buffy had killed Angel when she had the chance in Innocence, Jenny would never had died, thus laying her death at Buffy's feet. This episode is great just for the fact that Joss attacks the viewer's sense of security, not unlike that other current popular show by a popular author.
Honorable Mention:
Ted

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First off, John Ritter's gives a wonderful performance as the too-good-to-be-true Stepford Dad. He goes from cloyingly nice to seriously threatening in a matter of seconds, and it throws both Buffy and the viewer themselves off. But this episode is really good for toying with the idea that Buffy may have killed a regular human, who, while despicable, was just as ordinary as her mother. Of course we learn this to be false since Ted was actually a crazy robot sociopath, but the fact that Buffy, her mother, and her friends all confront the possibility that Buffy could kill an innocent.
Worst Episode:
Go Fish

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Mostly a filler episode, and it shows. The filler in the first half was of much better quality, and since this episode comes right before the two part season finale, my guess is that it was rushed so that the majority of the time can be spent on the finale.. The enemies were kinda interesting, but a Soviet steroid that is administered via steam that turns one into a sea creature? I think that's reaching, even for Buffy. It felt like a by-the-books kinda of episode, and doesn't do anything special.
As mentioned above, I stopped after season 3 (although I did catch the occasional episode of later seasons), but I remember the 3rd season to be really good. Time to see how it holds up to memory!
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Post by: Dice on June 03, 2012, 01:11:28 AM
Started watching a new Canadian show called Continuum.

Very cyberpunk, very interesting.

Pretty good, especially for a Canadian show.

It looks interesting, I was thinking of checking it out... but why does saying "Canadian shows" leave a weird taste in my mouth???  It's all...syrupy and strange. >=|

Quote from: Flamfas
"You about to be trolled by team Avatar."

Oh my god, Bolin always has the best lines.

Also, very intense. Sure hope Korra can do something about her predicament. Maybe she'll finally hit the Avatar State and do some Airbending?

Bloodbending making a return is also great. Wonder how he's doing it without the full moon.

And lastly, flashbacks again ... and Tarlock was on trial during Aang's years? (when he looks to be 30?; or 130 technically) Is Tarlock using Bloodbending to do some sort of anti-aging thing? Also, is he Amon? Bloodbending might be a way to cripple someone's bending, idk ...

Is Tarlock actually Yakone?

Legend of Korra!!
Episode 08 Thoughts:
- Great/10!
- Some of the backgrounds look...really rushed this week.  Especially in around the beginning.  Something's wrong if I noticed it anyways, I usually look, but never find it bad.  Got better near the end at least
- I think that line from the non-Bender, "You're our Avatar too!" will play a big part of the show's major concept/idea for what they want in Korra.
- Seeing Korra and Tarrlok duke it out?  *gasp*  Legend of Korra, and how!!  Korra, was brilliantly animated, and her earth-bending was boss.
- Speaking of Boss... Asami driving?  Haha, she goes one-handed too!  Deeam.
- Mako and Bolin really got support-only treatment this week.  I did like Bolin and Ikki meeting. x)
- C'MON!!!!  WORST CITY COUNCIL EVER.  They're so easily swayed, I could find a reason to kill innocent people because a peanut told me to do it and they'd still be cool with it.
- I like that Tenzin never fails to get some "haha"s in.  Calling that idiot Chief of Police on being a terrible Chief of Police was golden.
- No Bei Fong. D:
- With Korra's quick reaction to Ikki's "she likes Mako too!" and her reaction to being kicked out of the room... it struck me too anime or at least too over-exaggerated.  Asami's death glare through the rear-view mirror felt a bit forced as well.
- Fire-breathing Korra!

Final Thought:
- I'm not saying anything about flash backs, they're too ambiguous still by this point.  I am happy they brought back the inability to air-bend fact and how it bugs Korra.  Still... in these flashbacks, why is Katara so..absent?  I think that, if anything, is intentional by this point.  I think Katara's bloodbending and Yakkols may be have some connection.
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 03, 2012, 09:55:17 AM
Been watching Buffy again, since I never finished it when it first aired. This show was made for me, and I kick myself for dropping it after the 3rd season, even though I was like 12. Anyway, I just finished the 2nd Season, so here are some impressions:


Awesome! I just finished watching all of Buffy last week. :D

You haven't gotten to it yet, but I would say the best episode of Buffy is "The Body".

Or "Once More with Feeling", but I just like it cause its a musical episode.

EDIT: Oh, and Beer Bad is the worst episode.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 04, 2012, 06:24:44 AM
GoT season finale last night.  All I can say is  DAMN! O_o   
Now we play the waiting game..*sob*
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Post by: Yoda on June 04, 2012, 09:57:30 AM
GoT was OK

Mad Men was where it was at last night.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on June 04, 2012, 04:40:44 PM
GoT was OK

Mad Men was where it was at last night.

I agree 100%. I didn't see GoT, but holy shit at Mad Men:

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They way they showed Lane's dead body was horrifying. It was so cold and detached, there was no camera close up or shocking music, everything was quiet. I mean, I heard rumor's about someone killing themself this season, and Lane wasn't a big major character, but the way they showed his body just hanging there was so haunting.
God, what an episode.
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Post by: Yoda on June 04, 2012, 04:44:46 PM
This whole season of mad men has been incredibly dark. Some of the dialog has been absolutely phenomenal and has real life resonance for me.

Without a doubt one of the best seasons of a show IMHO
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Post by: Dice on June 04, 2012, 07:36:40 PM
Haha I still can't really find the "art" in Mad Men, but I do enjoy the ride for whatever it is (too much sub-text that, to me, goes nowhere).

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Lane wasn't a big character, but I was sad to see him go (earning a place in my heart after punching the fuck out of Campbell).  I can't say I really sympathized with him that much because he was such a secondary character, I never really felt he had hit a "bottom" so hard as to hang himself.  The event and the way it was done (the little details like destroying his glasses or not having his car start or making a "resignation letter"), but I'm not particularly blue or find it a "big season shocker" or whatever.  The office's reaction was subtle, but professional even in such a dark moment.

Sally's "boyfriend" creeps me the hell out, and I hate them two together because I find him a putz. That, and I have a personal vendetta against young teenaged men with peach-fuzz mustaches.  I didn't care for, um, Mother Rosemary finding Sally as the whole "you have now started a new life; you're life as a woman!", but I thought it was great to see Betty defrost a bit and enjoy being a mother for once by feeling a bond with her kid.  Ah well, at least Sally finally got to wear her tramp boots she couldn't earlier this season.

No Peggy this week.  Good form (helps make her departure feel legit and in something she was confident in).  Hope to see her back in good shape next season! :D
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Post by: Yoda on June 04, 2012, 07:59:02 PM
He's an awkward young kid. They nail that perfectly. Though IRL such a kid probably wouldn't blurt out about life sucking so hard in an elevator with another dude.

The greatness in mad men is the "subtext" as you put it. It's all about the characters having to react to their situations as they should, but little phrases and gestures give away their true feelings.

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Post by: Agent D. on June 09, 2012, 02:50:14 PM
Okay, fuck the other stuff right now, Young Justice holy shit, best cartoon ever. If you aren't watching, you fail as a nerd.
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Post by: Ashton on June 09, 2012, 03:22:59 PM
HOLY SHIT YOUNG JUSTICE, I KNEW IT.

This show has officially replaced the DCAU as my favorite comic-based animation, ever. It's brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
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Post by: Agent D. on June 09, 2012, 04:22:08 PM
Fucking eh, I mean Legend of Korra was pretty good and all, but young justice is amazing. How did it take so long to make a cartoon this good? Batman was cool, JLU was alright, Superman was okay, teen titans was funny and all....but goddamn this shit is like toon crack. I hoped for what happened in this episode to happen, but how it played out? Fuck amazing! Shit is amazing. As Nightwing would put so ellegantly...I was whelmed.
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Post by: Ashton on June 09, 2012, 04:38:42 PM
I like how the team has such disparate personalities too. M'gann has become ruthless and vicious, Superboy's basically the spitting image of Superman, and Lagoon Boy is just a fucking asshole (though his bit with the static over psychic linkup made me laugh).
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Post by: Agent D. on June 09, 2012, 09:13:55 PM
I like how the team has such disparate personalities too. M'gann has become ruthless and vicious, Superboy's basically the spitting image of Superman, and Lagoon Boy is just a fucking asshole (though his bit with the static over psychic linkup made me laugh).
Nightwing's reply just made it better too. I'd even go so far, regarding superboy, as to say he's become a bit too soft, but the superman reference does describe him well. M'gann has become the realist, showing no fear about getting her hands dirty, and when she went off on Superboy, I lul'd inside. He was so whipped, haha.
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Post by: Yoda on June 11, 2012, 12:56:26 AM
finally catching up on season 4 of breaking bad.

so good.

mad men finale later.
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Post by: GrimReality on June 11, 2012, 02:24:13 PM
Started up Life on Mars (BBC version) last night. I've only seen one episode, but I absolutely love it. Such a great concept for a show. John Simm really makes the show. He's just so damn good. I'm not even big on the whole 70s motif, but it's just done so well that I really appreciate what it took to pull it off. Looking forward to Ep. 2.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on June 11, 2012, 05:05:53 PM
finally catching up on season 4 of breaking bad.

so good.

mad men finale later.

One of the last episodes of BB season 4 ("Crawl Space") is so good and so horrifying. That ending scene is haunting.

Mad Men is over for another season. A pretty low-key episode compared to last week's, but still really good. Some very well shot scenes, like the one on the commercial set near the end of the episode, and when the partners spread out on the second floor. And I didn't catch the ending song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgFtQPgHyek) when I watched it, but my bf did, and what a fantastic choice it is. So perfect for both the show is general, as well as its main character.
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Post by: Yoda on June 11, 2012, 08:41:38 PM
finally catching up on season 4 of breaking bad.

so good.

mad men finale later.

One of the last episodes of BB season 4 ("Crawl Space") is so good and so horrifying. That ending scene is haunting.

Mad Men is over for another season. A pretty low-key episode compared to last week's, but still really good. Some very well shot scenes, like the one on the commercial set near the end of the episode, and when the partners spread out on the second floor. And I didn't catch the ending song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgFtQPgHyek) when I watched it, but my bf did, and what a fantastic choice it is. So perfect for both the show is general, as well as its main character.



I just watched Crawl Space and that was creepy as all hell. It sort of reminded me of the ending to A Serious Man

Still haven't seen Mad Men. Maybe tomorrow.


Ending of Season 4 of Breaking Bad was fucking incredible. What a solid show.
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Post by: Yoda on June 13, 2012, 02:10:04 PM
catching up on season 5 of The Guild.

Good times. Decent small doses entertainment.

hahhaha Brent Spiner cameo!
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Post by: Agent D. on June 16, 2012, 01:44:04 PM
Young Justice was a repeat...balls.

Thundercats was pretty good. Turncoats everywhere, and one quite unexpected. I will say that it's cool again.

Korra...I'm at an impass. It's as good as the original series, maybe better storywise so far. Tenzen's son Meelo has the power of fart bending, so he is now my favorite character ever. Zuuko's descendant made an appearance, same voice as Zuuko, and he's named Iroh, lol. Next week is the season finale, I'm pretty excited.
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Post by: Dice on June 16, 2012, 03:29:48 PM
Not the best episode, but they do set a high standard each week, so...

Ep10 Impression:
- Earth lost a powerful bender this week, but I was happy to see her cause hell until then by destroying a ship!
- Always a pleasure to see Tenzin kickin' butt as well.  Who are the other White Lotus' if indeed only Tenzin and his family can air bend??  Are they just random ninja/monks?
- The dramz otherwise wasn't too compelling (even between Pemma and Bei Fong -- it was definitely unnecessary)
- Fart bending A+
- Curious how Asami and her "shade of green" is going to fit into her relationship and maybe even willingness to help Team Korra
- Dante... freaking... Brasco.  Love~!!!! (:  Good to have him back, can't wait to see what goes down.  The man always sounds like a teenager though -- great for a voice acting career, I suppose. ;D
- Baby Rohan.  Any LotR jokes yet?
- To Agent D: I agree, it was kind of a bland episode, but definitely a good way to set up the season finale: the sort of "calm before the shit storm"
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Post by: Agent D. on June 16, 2012, 05:42:35 PM
Well, after Hook and his escapades as the leader of the lost boys, Dante Brasco will be a kid forever.

I'm sorry, I just need to emphasize the fact that the munchkin Meelo can fucking control his flatulence. I don't care how gross it is, it's hysterical and awesome.
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Post by: Raze on June 16, 2012, 08:10:40 PM
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- Always a pleasure to see Tenzin kickin' butt as well.  Who are the other White Lotus' if indeed only Tenzin and his family can air bend??  Are they just random ninja/monks?

Weren't they that secret society that Iroh was part of?

And damnit Tenzin, stop getting knocked out.
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Post by: Ashton on June 17, 2012, 02:45:51 AM
Agent D, Young Justice is on hiatus right now, no news on when it'll be back, probably after the summer ends.
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Post by: Agent D. on June 17, 2012, 02:53:41 AM
Agent D, Young Justice is on hiatus right now, no news on when it'll be back, probably after the summer ends.
My saturday mornings are officially less stellar now. Thank god I got my ps3 back.
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Post by: Yoda on June 17, 2012, 03:11:22 AM
anyone watch that hatfields and mccoys?
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Post by: Yoda on June 19, 2012, 02:45:35 PM
making my way through ATHF... man this show was unstoppable the first 3 seasons. I had no idea it was still on, I haven't seen a new ep since the movie came out. Interested to see where it goes... or doesn't
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Post by: Aeolus on June 21, 2012, 10:57:18 PM
Futurama trip report x2:

First episode was pretty good, nothing too thrilling but meme potential is present. Unfortunately Bender trying to be the best deadbeat dad reminded me way too much of FFX-2's Wakka trying to be the best deadbeat dad.

Second episode was okay. Not as good as the previous episode until the part where Mars nearly crashes into Earth. At least it didn't remind me that FFX-2 existed in this dimension so that's a plus I guess.

Both will need more rewatchings to determine their true value but overall this might not be a bad season after all.
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Post by: Lard on June 22, 2012, 01:30:41 AM
^No, neither episode was bad at all.

I'm really digging Continuum.
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Post by: Dice on June 22, 2012, 01:40:16 AM
^No, neither episode was bad at all.

Sooo... meaning? 

I liked them.  Usualy Futurama biznas.  Predictable but highly entertaining.  I did like the running gag with Fry's glow and lucky pants.

ACCEPTED -- Because I like his pants!
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Post by: Lard on June 22, 2012, 07:50:35 AM
Sooo... meaning? 

Meaning I liked them. :D
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Post by: Akanbe- on June 22, 2012, 04:25:38 PM
I don't know what took me so long to get a Netflix account but man, I'm in love with it.  Been watching Season 3 of the Office.  I've seen episodes here and there, but I'm watching them in order despite that I kinda skipped season 2 (but will go back to it later).  I do find myself muting the TV when Michael is talking about something because he's so weird it makes me feel awkward. 

I also like the fact that Rocko Modern Life episodes are on it.  I wish Doug was on there too :-(
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Post by: Agent D. on June 23, 2012, 12:36:42 PM
Korra was amazing til the end. Definitely the best episode of the season. My only gripe....

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Why did they decided to end the season on such a quiet note? Everything is good in the world now, no immediate threat to combat next season. I would have liked it if Aang guided her to a way to restore her bending, but to just give it back? Seems a bit underwhelming. And now poor Asami, she just kicked her father's ass, and now her boyfriend is cheating on her? And what the hell, they introduce Aang's second son by putting him on a ship in the distance and shouting yeehaw, don't even see his face. I wanna see Bhumi damnit. Now I gotta wait til september or something. Grrr....
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Post by: Dice on June 23, 2012, 01:35:31 PM
http://youtu.be/6k0XUAfIlxA

HOLY FUCKWIN!!!   Black Dynamite is coming to TV!!! xD
YAAAaaaaa!
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Post by: Yoda on June 23, 2012, 01:44:32 PM
for those that like adult swim randomness, check out Eagleheart. Chris Elliot's spoof on a Walker Texas Ranger thing. Absolutely awesome.
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Post by: Agent D. on June 23, 2012, 01:52:56 PM
for those that like adult swim randomness, check out Eagleheart. Chris Elliot's spoof on a Walker Texas Ranger thing. Absolutely awesome.
It's sort of hit or miss for me. I think Chris Elliot is awesome and all, but sometimes it's a little boring. Though I will say outright I love the red headed chick.
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Post by: Raze on June 23, 2012, 03:55:03 PM
Korra thoughts.

Saw it coming, but liked the technicality that Amon could only take the elements Korra knew how to use.
Liked Amon's backstory.
Liked the end for Tarkok and Amon. Got to wonder how the hell they managed to pull that off on nick though. Implied death is one thing, but that was a pretty blatant murder/suicide.

I'll agree on how it was too easy for Korra to get back her powers just like that. And also for the brief time she didn't have them..she seemed way to bummed out when it really seemed like a situation where she should be relieved how easy she got off. Air still gets the job done if there's more badguys that need bonked(And it gives you some pretty sweet travel options for everyday life). And you still get to be unique because there's only four other people who can do it.

And while it was pretty inevitable Korra would get her powers back, the problem being more that they rushed it, she didn't need to be able to give other back their bending. Lin should have stayed depowered.
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Post by: Agent D. on June 23, 2012, 04:14:17 PM
I wouldn't have minded the bending restoring in like season 3 or something, but this was too fast. I mean, in the original aang only knew airbending, and learned the rest along the way. Not saying this series should have been the same, but they could have elaborated a bit using her depowered form as a way to reintroduce the elements. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed the episode, it's just stuff I think would have given Korra more meat for upcoming seasons. Now, they have to essentially re-reinvent the wheel. Where do they go from here? It's a bit risky if you ask me, unless the writers have this all planned out already...in which case touche.

Also, technically now there is a fifth native air bender...probably (cough* rohan). It's also not mentioned if Bhumi can bend air or water, though I'd bet safely it's one or the other.
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Post by: Dice on June 24, 2012, 02:12:45 AM
Yeah -- the show is really suffering from how rushed it is.  You never got a chance to really sit in with how hard it would hit an *avatar* to lose her bending (it came back no more than five minutes later!).  And she technically got it back in a fan-service moment because she was sad. D: 
An event that major I think would sit better and more strongly if she lost it at least for a full episode.  Her being able to reverse seal felt entirely too convenient and I felt that the Benders vs. Non-Benders theme got dropped all too swiftly and without any real resolution for such a major plot point.
I didn't feel that Dante Brasco really fit the role or did too much, but it was good to see the Fire Bending monarch's lineage living on in General Iroh.

It was a good episode, but certainly lacked the punch at the end in everything but that final "glowing" moment for Korra when everything for her got back to normal.  But, and I think most of all, major kudos to Tarlok.  And also, I'm actually kinda glad Korra didn't need an Avatar state to finish her battle over Amon. Definitely nice to have it saved for the "next threat".

I can only wonder what the next season will bring up (and pray on some huge ass miracle they extend it to 24 episodes...but...well, one can dream).


PS:  Did Iroh abandon his fleet?
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Post by: Raze on June 25, 2012, 12:41:54 PM
 My final Korra thought is that if Asami decides to kill everyone next season she has my support.
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Post by: Agent D. on June 25, 2012, 01:10:07 PM
My final Korra thought is that if Asami decides to kill everyone next season she has my support.
I'm still traumatized that she wasn't Amon. It would have been perfect. I kind of hope Raze's desires come true. Asami in murderous bitch mode for Mako cheating on her with Korra would make for some good watching.
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Post by: Akanbe- on June 25, 2012, 04:13:03 PM
Season 3 final episode of the Office was meh.  Hopefully Season 4 opener is more than just, "Oh yeah Karen and I aren't dating anymore; I'm with Pam now."  And Ryan... really?

</old tv haps>
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Post by: Aeolus on June 29, 2012, 04:26:24 AM
Futurama Trip Report: Senator Two (relative of a Doctor). A solid episode even without the rewatch. The plot was a bit too topical but at least it didn't take the obvious way out.
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Post by: Yoda on July 02, 2012, 08:14:00 PM
Workaholics is awesome. You all should enjoy it before comedy central foolishly cancels it.
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Post by: Akanbe- on July 03, 2012, 05:35:30 PM
Indeed, workaholics is a great show.  The first episode of Season 3 was awesome and Season 1-2 were filled with greatness.
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Post by: Aeolus on July 05, 2012, 09:14:35 PM
Futurama Trip Report: the Third. Farewell Macbutt. You died bad and you should feel bad!
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Post by: kyuusei on July 07, 2012, 11:39:23 PM
Game of Thrones: Ahahahaha at the golden crown episode.

I'm a little behind. Four episodes in S1 left. I hope S2 doesn't take as long to come to iTunes.
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Post by: Raze on July 11, 2012, 08:31:35 PM
Legend of Korra has had another 26 episodes ordered, for 52 total. I hope they have enough ideas for the show as it was never supposed to be that long, but I'm cautiously optimistic.
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Post by: Aeolus on July 12, 2012, 03:09:50 AM
Futurama Trip Repor: Episode Four. I'll admit it, due to Comedy Central's constant schedule shuffling shenanigans being on par with Adult Swim's schedule shuffle truffle I missed most of this episode. At least I got to see Zapp get gut punched by Lelia's father twice and the comic stylings of Nixon and the clone of Agnu.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on July 13, 2012, 12:38:42 AM
Watched all the MST3K Gamera episodes. The 4th one (Gamera vs. Guiron) was the best of the five, and was so so so so bad as an actual film. This bit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1SD2-sXFfc) killed me and made me tear up a bit from laughing.
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Post by: Yoda on July 14, 2012, 04:50:32 PM
MST3K is one of my favorite things but I haven't seen a lot of the early things. Joel is ok but I'm more of a Nelson fan.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on July 14, 2012, 04:57:41 PM
MST3K is one of my favorite things but I haven't seen a lot of the early things. Joel is ok but I'm more of a Nelson fan.

I concur, I think Joel is a bit more low-key, but it does let the robots have a bit more of the spotlight. Tom Servo will always be my fav.
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Post by: Yoda on July 14, 2012, 06:11:53 PM
Rifftrax is doing Manos: The Hands of Fate in theaters. You should check it out!
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Post by: GrimReality on July 14, 2012, 09:38:11 PM
I've now watched 6 episodes of Life on Mars. What a great show! Highly recommended for those who haven't seen it.
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Post by: Tooker on July 14, 2012, 10:03:55 PM
Life on Mars

UK, or US?
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Post by: GrimReality on July 15, 2012, 02:20:33 PM
Life on Mars

UK, or US?
BBC version, of course. I heard the US version was awful. Well, in relation to the BBC one anyway. It might not have been bad for those who never saw the original. I don't know.
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Post by: Yoda on July 17, 2012, 11:44:59 PM
New season of breaking bad is going to be so sweet.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on July 20, 2012, 12:54:24 AM
New season of breaking bad is going to be so sweet.

Fo' reals!

Now the question remains:

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Who the fuck is gonna make it out of this show alive?! I seriously doubt Walt does, cause I'm 100% convinced his cancer is back. Does Jesse? Skyler? Hank?
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Post by: Hathen on July 21, 2012, 03:54:26 PM
Got around to watching Korra myself. I didn't read up much about the series before watching it so the change in setting and such is rather jarring. It does make some sense for things to progress that fast, if you consider the sort of progression that was happening in Asia around the 19th century, though the question would then become how some of this stuff hadn't been invented earlier.

Don't care much for the new Team Avatar myself. Korra and Mako consistently annoy me with them acting like a pair of idiots. They definitely deserve each other. I like Bolin because the guy is pretty much constantly getting screwed yet he manages to not act like a dick at any point.

I definitely agree with pacing problems though. Feels like there was probably some bad stuff happening behind the scenes, because sometimes it felt like they had plenty of time to sidetrack the story, and other times things get introduced and resolves ridiculously quickly.
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Post by: Aeolus on July 22, 2012, 12:04:30 PM
Belated Futurama Trip Report: Five for Vendetta or V for Fighting. Juicer episode, steroids are bad kids. Also Fry is a lucky bastard. Not as funny as last episode but its hard to top a bewildered Zapp keeling over from getting gut punched by an angry Leela's Dad.
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Post by: GrimReality on July 23, 2012, 10:46:34 AM
Finished Life on Mars Series 1. Holy shit, what a great show. One that would benefit from repeat viewings if I had the time for such things. I love how you can't predict where it's going to go on a moment by moment basis. John Simm is amazing.
Too bad series 2 isn't available on Blockbusteronline. I'll have to find it elsewhere.
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Post by: Dincrest on July 23, 2012, 10:55:45 AM
MST3K is one of my favorite things but I haven't seen a lot of the early things. Joel is ok but I'm more of a Nelson fan.

I concur, I think Joel is a bit more low-key, but it does let the robots have a bit more of the spotlight. Tom Servo will always be my fav.

+1.  When it comes to MST3K, I'm also more of a Mike Nelson fan.  The Joel stuff is funny, but the Mike era is when the movies didn't just get riffed on, they got downright skewered.  Space Mutiny will always be my favorite.
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Post by: Yoda on July 23, 2012, 11:54:59 AM
MST3K is one of my favorite things but I haven't seen a lot of the early things. Joel is ok but I'm more of a Nelson fan.

I concur, I think Joel is a bit more low-key, but it does let the robots have a bit more of the spotlight. Tom Servo will always be my fav.

+1.  When it comes to MST3K, I'm also more of a Mike Nelson fan.  The Joel stuff is funny, but the Mike era is when the movies didn't just get riffed on, they got downright skewered.  Space Mutiny will always be my favorite.

I like the skits better in the Joel era, though Bobo and Brainguy were awesome.

http://youtu.be/RFHlJ2voJHY


Final Sacrifice was my favorite, though there were so many great ones...

Girl in Gold Boots, Agent for H.A.R.M., The Thing That Wouldn't Die, She Creature...

I could go on.
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Post by: GrimReality on July 26, 2012, 11:39:13 AM
I'm getting frustrated trying to find a way to watch Life on Mars Series 2. Hulu doesn't have it, and when I google it I get linked to pages that don't actually have it! Or they link me again to Amazon, which appears to only have it available to Prime members. Or, of course, I can buy the season for $35 or whatever.
I don't mind paying per episode. I just need a source. This is stupid.
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Post by: Aeolus on July 28, 2012, 12:08:19 AM
Futurama Trip Report: Episode 6 Hermes Revolution. An amusing episode, Zoidberg getting a thrown bone out of this one is pretty good (plus, the Hermes dummy bit is pretty gifable/avi-able). Though it looks like Roberto might be joining Calculon on the cast permabench.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on July 29, 2012, 11:43:31 PM
God Breaking Bad is so fucking good this season.

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My feelings about Walt are constantly changing based on the situation. I love it when him and Jesse are cooking, but I hate how he is essentially terrorizing Skyler. He HAS to know what he's doing to her, because he doesn't even TRY to figure out why she had a breakdown. Also LOL at Mike's comment, "Just because you shot Jessie James, does not make you Jessie James." Fits Walt to a T.
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Post by: Yoda on July 31, 2012, 12:43:46 AM
God Breaking Bad is so fucking good this season.

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My feelings about Walt are constantly changing based on the situation. I love it when him and Jesse are cooking, but I hate how he is essentially terrorizing Skyler. He HAS to know what he's doing to her, because he doesn't even TRY to figure out why she had a breakdown. Also LOL at Mike's comment, "Just because you shot Jessie James, does not make you Jessie James." Fits Walt to a T.

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He knew why she had a breakdown. This season is phenomenal. Mike is fantastic. How about Skinny Pete playing piano?! BB is making a serious run at topping The Wire for my favoritest show ever.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on July 31, 2012, 02:14:53 AM
God Breaking Bad is so fucking good this season.

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My feelings about Walt are constantly changing based on the situation. I love it when him and Jesse are cooking, but I hate how he is essentially terrorizing Skyler. He HAS to know what he's doing to her, because he doesn't even TRY to figure out why she had a breakdown. Also LOL at Mike's comment, "Just because you shot Jessie James, does not make you Jessie James." Fits Walt to a T.

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He knew why she had a breakdown. This season is phenomenal. Mike is fantastic. How about Skinny Pete playing piano?! BB is making a serious run at topping The Wire for my favoritest show ever.

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Skinny Pete is amazing, and of course he's crazy talented with a piano, yet he makes his living looking for scraps of work from Jesse. Him and Badger need to get a spin-off show.
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Post by: Raze on July 31, 2012, 03:30:07 AM
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Breaking Bad

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I forgive you
Whatadick.
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Post by: Yoda on July 31, 2012, 08:45:56 AM
God Breaking Bad is so fucking good this season.

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My feelings about Walt are constantly changing based on the situation. I love it when him and Jesse are cooking, but I hate how he is essentially terrorizing Skyler. He HAS to know what he's doing to her, because he doesn't even TRY to figure out why she had a breakdown. Also LOL at Mike's comment, "Just because you shot Jessie James, does not make you Jessie James." Fits Walt to a T.

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He knew why she had a breakdown. This season is phenomenal. Mike is fantastic. How about Skinny Pete playing piano?! BB is making a serious run at topping The Wire for my favoritest show ever.

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Skinny Pete is amazing, and of course he's crazy talented with a piano, yet he makes his living looking for scraps of work from Jesse. Him and Badger need to get a spin-off show.

I want a Martin style show with Huell.

http://youtu.be/EMFvSJeGtIY
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Post by: Aeolus on August 05, 2012, 05:11:24 AM
Futurama Trip Report: Episode Se7en. Even for a Futurama episode the plot was out there. Still, the Frydog was great as well as using the escape pod to bail out on Leela's memory possibly returning.
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Post by: Yoda on August 08, 2012, 12:52:42 AM
update: Breaking Bad is still excellent.

No skinny pete this weekend :(
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Post by: SonicDeathMonkey on August 12, 2012, 09:53:02 PM
I've never seen an episode of Breaking Bad. Not even, like, a scene. I hear about it all the fucking time, and I have Netflix so I have no real excuse not to watch it.
Been using said Netflix account to watch Firefly, which is another show that I put off watching forever for some reason. About 8 episodes in, it's really good and I like it a lot but I think it's a little overrated. Only because of how insanely highly rated it is among interweb people.
I will say the characters are great, especially Mal, Wash, Zoe, and Kaylee.
My favorite episode so far is the "Shindig" one, by far.
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Post by: Yoda on August 12, 2012, 11:57:53 PM
Fantastic BB tonight.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on August 13, 2012, 01:22:01 AM
Fantastic BB tonight.

Agreed. Way things are going, AMC could have a spin-off show called, "AMC's Pissed Off Wives Club."

Also

BB/Walking Dead Season 2 spoilers
 
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Within the span of a year, there have been two different shows on AMC that ended with a kid getting shot. I'm calling it now: AMC hates kids.
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Post by: Yoda on August 13, 2012, 02:01:11 AM

Breaking Bad is seriously dethroning The Wire as best show ever.

Still no Skinny Pete! :(
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Post by: Raziel on August 14, 2012, 06:55:49 AM
The last episode of Breaking Bad was pure insanity, unbelievably tense! And the ending..

I can't believe the show's getting better with each season and already the first season was excellent.

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Post by: Agent D. on August 15, 2012, 03:08:40 PM
Started watching the newsroom, mostly because I am entranced by Olivia Munn, but also because Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimerr are solid actors. The show is pretty interesting, given that it's basically a retelling of news events from the past. The Osama Bin Laden one, for example, was fairly entertaining and very interesting in regards to how a news center might act regarding a moment like that ( plus Jeff Daniels character was high out of his mind, hilarious). It's worth looking into a bit, even if it means turning a game off an hour early.

Also of note, started watching Alphas again. David Straitharn is a terrific actor, always sells his role like a champ, but the adhd kid, charcter's name is Gary Bell, makes that show. I laugh at his antics because they're funny, but he is so much more. Also, the girl who plays Nina is hot...she can push me all she likes.
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Post by: Aeolus on August 16, 2012, 08:39:45 AM
Futurama Episodes 8 & 9: Double Feature. So I missed last week's until last night where I got to see Bender go on a soul searching journey, a cameo of the Fryfro, Leela getting flattened by her scrunchy slingshot backfiring, and the Prof getting violently gunned down. And speaking of the Prof, it was amusing to have a 'you have an older brother' cliche turned on its head. Also the shots taken at the Matrix were pretty amusing as well.
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Post by: Yoda on August 17, 2012, 01:57:00 PM
The last episode of Breaking Bad was pure insanity, unbelievably tense! And the ending..

I can't believe the show's getting better with each season and already the first season was excellent.



spoilery link!

http://youtu.be/9nmxRGD2CLU
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Post by: Dice on August 18, 2012, 12:14:23 PM
Futurama
Near Death Wish

Cute, but I didn't love it as much as reviewers.  The emotional punch is nowhere near as strong as Jurassic Bark (that brought a tear ...or eight...I cried), The Sting, Luck of the Fryrish, and some others.  Meh.  Still sweet, but what I didn't like was the sort of pointless sibling switcheroo (and the thing about night terrors and why Farnsworth's parents were always tired was sort of...ho hum), but it maybe opens up plot for future episodes. 

I'm watching a lot of Breaking Bad myself now.  I'll give a more thorough review later; but one thing I can say: I hate Skylar.  She's an ugly, bitchy, soccer mom who does little for the plot besides act as a foil of some sort.
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Post by: Yoda on August 18, 2012, 12:33:52 PM
i hated her too, mostly because her face is more masculine than mine, but in later seasons you'll at least sympathize w/ her. Before that happens you're likely to hate her even more!
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 18, 2012, 12:53:51 PM
I'm watching Breaking Bad, Im just at the start of Season 2.

But I don't hate Skylar. I TOTALLY get her. She knows her husband so well to know that he is lying to her on a daily basis, but he won't admit what it is and it makes her feel alone. She went off on a rant one episode about how her husband has cancer, doesnt talk to her, her sons a teenager who wont give her the time of day, shes in debt and shes pregnant, also her sister is mental.


What do people want? Her to just be happy about all that, ignore it? She's super frustrated and can't figure out what to do, everyones locked her out. Her lifes fallen to bits. I think she acts totally human.
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Post by: Yoda on August 18, 2012, 01:35:00 PM
She grated on my nerves because her character is just looking manly and angry. I get where they're coming from and I appreciate it but I just wish they gave her more chances to act out.

Did you guys see the episode where walt junior has sex with Marie?
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 18, 2012, 01:42:02 PM
:( no, now its ruined.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on August 18, 2012, 06:17:49 PM
I'm watching Breaking Bad, Im just at the start of Season 2.

But I don't hate Skylar. I TOTALLY get her. She knows her husband so well to know that he is lying to her on a daily basis, but he won't admit what it is and it makes her feel alone. She went off on a rant one episode about how her husband has cancer, doesnt talk to her, her sons a teenager who wont give her the time of day, shes in debt and shes pregnant, also her sister is mental.


What do people want? Her to just be happy about all that, ignore it? She's super frustrated and can't figure out what to do, everyones locked her out. Her lifes fallen to bits. I think she acts totally human.

This. I did not like Skylar at first, but like you Star, I grew to understand her point of view. BB is amazing because of how multifaceted the characters are. You find you love the ones your hated and hate the ones you love. Honestly, I think BB is the best show out right now.
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 18, 2012, 07:45:29 PM
Yep. Skylar is a really good character in my opinion, bad things are constantly happening in her peripheral vision that she is trying to make sense of, but no one will help her or point her in the right direction. While the things she does might seem petty to US, well, that's because we know things she doesn't. We know Walt is doing all this for his family, but what does Skylar have to go on? Secrecy, lies, silence.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on August 18, 2012, 07:50:31 PM
Yep. Skylar is a really good character in my opinion, bad things are constantly happening in her peripheral vision that she is trying to make sense of, but no one will help her or point her in the right direction. While the things she does might seem petty to US, well, that's because we know things she doesn't. We know Walt is doing all this for his family, but what does Skylar have to go on? Secrecy, lies, silence.

Kinda like with most of the AMC wives. Don philanders and makes kick-ass speeches that sell advertising, Rick fights zombies and tries to help people survive in a zombie apocalypse, and Walt is trying to help his family. I don't think it's a coincidence that the wives for these respective men are typically disliked/hated.

Alan Sepinwall, in a review for a Mad Men episode, explains that Betty gets a lot of hate because she doesn't have a place outside of the home where she can redeem herself, since the show is mostly about Don. Don, of course, has the ad agency. I think the same can be said for Lori and Skylar: they don't have an arena outside of the home/group that allows them to be more than a "nuisance" to their hard-working husbands.

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Post by: Yoda on August 20, 2012, 03:57:03 PM
A bunch of friends and I got together to watch breaking bad. My buddy made some rock candy to look like mr. white's blue meth. even put it in little baggies.

I tried smashing it up w/ my bowie knife and snorting it.
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Post by: Dice on August 21, 2012, 12:14:36 AM
Breaking Bad SSN 4 Finisher:

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Gus's death will haunt my dreams forever.................
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I still don't like Skyler.  Mostly her face and anything of her having to do with that douchebag she worked with and boned for pretty stupid reasons.  I get her, I like her business side and sympathized her being the "bitch mom" while Walt took the credit with Jr. and she had to do the "right" thing for the business.  But man... something about her just makes me wanna punch her (I know it's rude, but don't we all have a person to us like that?

Great show.  I'm sad a ZIPPED through it, it makes certain elements seem largely repetitive (WE'RE DONE COOKING..... nvm, TIME TO COOK), I loved Jesse playing "both sides" really well (amazing they wanted his character originally dead by the end of ssn1, glad he stayed in), and Walt still knew how to be funny when he wasn't being serious (c'mon, judging a book by its cover, the man looks like a criminal with the shaved head and beard).  But favorite character of the lot?  Mike's up there, he's cool for an old man... but first prize goes to Hank. :D
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Post by: Aeolus on August 26, 2012, 10:52:48 PM
Futurama Trip Report: Episode 10. Lobster's Seven. Okay. Now that was a funny episode. Loved the opening and the chart room bit. Also amusing was Zoidberg betting it all on the roulette table, pretty much how it goes in Vegas. The ending was a little too hammy though and the Robot Mafia taking over out of the blue was a bit weak. Still a good episode since its all about Zoidberg being Zoidberg with a well played invisibility act.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on August 26, 2012, 11:06:41 PM
Breaking Bad

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A good friend of mine said that Walt is the Light Yagami of Breaking Bad. After this episode, I totally agree with him. The villain of the last season of Breaking Bad is Walt.
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Post by: Yoda on August 27, 2012, 12:49:44 AM
I missed the last 20 min of BB (my friend's satellite tv crapped out b/c of a storm here)
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Post by: GrimReality on August 27, 2012, 08:59:55 AM
With the new season of Doctor Who starting up this Saturday, I figured I would finally watch the one episode I hadn't seen yet. Last years Christmas episode, "The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe".
It wasn't all that good. It still had some fun elements to it, like most Doctor Who shows, but this just felt extra weird. The Doctor didn't seem to be himself. He seemed to be channeling Willy Wonka.

Starting today there's some mini episodes online called Pond Life that act as a prequel to Series 7.
This will be the first time I'll actually be able to watch the show as it airs. Which means I'm now stuck with commercials and chopped up episodes. I suppose it's better than waiting months for home release.
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Post by: Aeolus on September 02, 2012, 03:57:46 AM
Futurama Episodes 11 & 12: Double Feature Duo. The first episode was okay, having Captain Piccard hunting Bender down in a fox hunt was pretty amusing. The fox losing half it's face Terminator style was a pretty clever joke as well as the various classic sci-fi uniforms/outfits (I want to say that the white jumpsuit one Amy was wearing was from Space Mutiny but that would almost be too funny). The second though was a great episode and easily on par with those old Tales of Interest episodes. Having various characters as Salmon, Galapagos Island Turtles/Birds/Lizards, and Walruses being both edutaining and liberal with their deaths.
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Post by: GrimReality on September 02, 2012, 12:40:25 PM
Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks - Amy is a model? Ugh. I've always liked how the show has never played up her gorgeousness, so this just seemed really odd.
Damn, that Jenna Louse Coleman is a hotty! I look forward to her as the companion.
The episode was fun and quirky, like Who almost always is. The twist in the end was perfect, and I totally didn't see it coming.
Next week: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship! Oh, yeah!
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Post by: Yoda on September 03, 2012, 02:23:56 PM
Ending of Breaking Bad:
(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02MI7lTa5H8Tg/340x.jpg)
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Post by: Akanbe- on September 03, 2012, 09:08:28 PM
Ending of Breaking Bad:
(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02MI7lTa5H8Tg/340x.jpg)

How so?
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Post by: Yoda on September 04, 2012, 01:19:43 PM
Ending of Breaking Bad:
(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02MI7lTa5H8Tg/340x.jpg)

How so?

Because it was awesome
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 04, 2012, 04:15:06 PM
I finally started watching Community on the advice of more than a few people. It's certainly my type of humor:)
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Post by: Akanbe- on September 04, 2012, 06:31:49 PM
Ending of Breaking Bad:
(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02MI7lTa5H8Tg/340x.jpg)

How so?

Because it was awesome

I mean why was your mouth open?  I don't watch the show, but reading the spoiler posts here have me curious what happened.
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Post by: Yoda on September 04, 2012, 11:55:05 PM
Ending of Breaking Bad:
(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02MI7lTa5H8Tg/340x.jpg)

How so?

Because it was awesome

I mean why was your mouth open?  I don't watch the show, but reading the spoiler posts here have me curious what happened.

You should watch it. It's better than crunchroll or whatever that anime stuff is.

spoiler-rific infographic on all the deaths in Breaking Bad
http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17y3eh93v559ujpg/original.jpg
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Post by: Akanbe- on September 05, 2012, 04:01:36 PM
I'm not interested in it enough to watch it.
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Post by: GrimReality on September 05, 2012, 04:18:47 PM
I'm not interested in it enough to watch it.
Nor am I. My younger brother loves the hell out of the show and keeps trying to get me to watch it. I'm so sick of the whole drug thing, though. I have no interest in watching a show about drugs, no matter how good it is. I'm sure there's much more to it, but that's the basis, right?
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 05, 2012, 04:52:37 PM
It's about a guy with cancer doing what he can for his family before he dies.

It's not all "Thug Lyfe!"
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Post by: Yoda on September 07, 2012, 12:12:56 PM
I'm not interested in it enough to watch it.
Nor am I. My younger brother loves the hell out of the show and keeps trying to get me to watch it. I'm so sick of the whole drug thing, though. I have no interest in watching a show about drugs, no matter how good it is. I'm sure there's much more to it, but that's the basis, right?


Yeah that's it. Don't watch it. There's not any excellent character development, story arc development, emotional investment, excellent cinematography/photography, etc. It sucks

Also, never give the wire a shot. That show is terrible because it's about drugs and brown people.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on September 07, 2012, 12:25:28 PM
I'm not interested in it enough to watch it.
Nor am I. My younger brother loves the hell out of the show and keeps trying to get me to watch it. I'm so sick of the whole drug thing, though. I have no interest in watching a show about drugs, no matter how good it is. I'm sure there's much more to it, but that's the basis, right?


I seriously had the same thoughts before I was convinced by my friends to watch it. I didn't really have any interest in any show based around drugs and the trade around them, but after I started Breaking Bad, I fell in love. Like Star says, it's more about a man with cancer trying to help out his family while he can. It's absolutely one of the best shows I've ever seen and (IMO) the best show being done right now, on ANY channel.
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Post by: GrimReality on September 07, 2012, 03:06:01 PM
I'll check myself here. Life on Mars didn't seem like my kind of show either, but I ended up liking it quite a bit. The whole 70's thing is a turn off for me. It was good because of great writing and characters.

I also only allow myself to watch one or two TV shows at a time. Because of this, I am specific about what I watch.
Doctor Who just started back up, So there's that.
Next month both The Walking Dead and American Horror Story come back. TWD certainly has issues, but we both like it enough to keep watching.
My wife is bugging me about starting up Being Human. It's going to have to wait, though, because there will already be too much on the roster.
I think it's obvious I prefer the more fantastical over the realistic. Same goes with games and books. Doesn't mean I'm not willing to give something else a shot. It's just not a priority.

I can't be the only one who has a bias towards certain types of shows. It's like people who like jrpgs and nothing else. It baffles me, but if that's what works for them, then so be it.
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 07, 2012, 03:28:57 PM
American Horror Story, yayyy!

I hope season 2 lives up to the first.

I honestly don't know how they can make it just as good.
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Post by: GrimReality on September 07, 2012, 04:18:45 PM
American Horror Story, yayyy!

I hope season 2 lives up to the first.

I honestly don't know how they can make it just as good.
Yeah, we're both excited. The whole "asylum" thing is intriguing. I'm a tad confused about the returning actors, though. Are they playing the same or different roles? Supposedly, Jessica Langes character(Constance?) runs the Asylum or something. Should be fun.
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 07, 2012, 04:26:27 PM
Same actors different characters would be good, I love that kind of thing.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on September 07, 2012, 05:01:59 PM
Same actors different characters would be good, I love that kind of thing.

From what I hear, that's exactly what they're doing. The promos they've been showing have been awesome.

My superficial side is a tad disappointed that there's no hawt men this season (Mr. Levine is marginal), but for you lady-lovers, Chloe Sevigny is certainly showing some skin.

Here are two promos I really enjoyed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD_50rJ9-7s&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nVCocIdiP4&feature=plcp
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Post by: Akanbe- on September 07, 2012, 05:11:26 PM
Gaki no Tsukai no laughing Newspaper Agency Batsu.  I loved the tension when they discovered the buttons and deciding whether they should push them or not.  Probably my second favorite batsu game I think.  I love how Yamasaki acts in these things.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on September 07, 2012, 11:38:37 PM
Ending of Breaking Bad:

Just watched it, and I totes agree.

What did you think of the final reveal? Some people have been saying it was out of character, but me and a bud who have been both watching think it fits. Either way, next summer cannot come any sooner!
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Post by: Dice on September 07, 2012, 11:52:39 PM
Ending of Breaking Bad:

Just watched it, and I totes agree.

What did you think of the final reveal? Some people have been saying it was out of character, but me and a bud who have been both watching think it fits. Either way, next summer cannot come any sooner!

I found it amazing that he totally grabbed the case breaker while looking for toilet-reading material.
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Post by: Yoda on September 10, 2012, 02:18:42 AM
I'm rewatching Breaking Bad. just watched the episode where:
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 15, 2012, 03:33:35 PM
Doctor Who episode tonight thoughts:

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I didn't like it much. The plot was very predictable and melodramatic. The setting...well, a grab at an American audience for sure. But I think Americans themselves will be sick of the spaghetti western setting and won't find it to impressive (and the accents somewhat insulting, probably).

The Doctor is getting a bit, hmmm, darker. I wonder if this is related to an old episode where it was said the Doctor would change after his 11th regeneration.

Rory was mostly pointless this episode. Amy was the voice of morality towards the end, but still, mostly useless.

Last weeks episode was better in just about every way.
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Post by: Ranadiel on September 16, 2012, 07:14:05 AM
Eh I dunno, I sort of liked the new episode.

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I actually found myself enjoying the episode. I liked the episode a lot more than Dinosaurs on a Spaceship which I just found to be gimicky. I liked the Gunslinger, I liked that alien doctor, and I liked the setting. The accents didn't bother me for whatever reason. If I had any complaints it would be that the Doctor seemed to get whiplash from how quickly he changed his opinion on how to handle the situation and then back again. Didn't mind the initial change, but the change back seemed too quick and complete.

As for the darkness, you are thinking of the Valeyard who is a distillation of all the Doctor's evil and darkness created somewhere between his 11th and 12th regenerations. Basically I view him as the Dream Lord freed from the Doctor but still lacking a physical form. Personally I think there is a high chance that the Valeyard will be connected to the Silence storyline and more specifically the prophecy of the fall of the 11th. Not sure when they are planning on wrapping that arc up though, so the darkening of tone may or may not be related to that.
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Post by: Yoda on September 24, 2012, 02:17:47 AM
FINALLY seeing the 2nd batch(cumber) of the Sherlock BBC series.

So good. I like to think Martin Freeman would be a good buddy of mine
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Post by: GrimReality on September 24, 2012, 11:58:56 AM
FINALLY seeing the 2nd batch(cumber) of the Sherlock BBC series.

So good. I like to think Martin Freeman would be a good buddy of mine
Oh, are they finally available for home viewing? I need to get on that. I liked the first series, if you can even call it that.
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Post by: Dice on September 24, 2012, 10:09:18 PM
Yay!!  Downton Abbey is back!  Maggie Smith pulls some one-liners and we all win/
Love this show. :D  I'll spare the details given 90% of this forum is male.  But a good Brit-drama nonetheless.

Watched first ep of Veep after Julie Dreyfus one the award last night.  I really dug it, I'm keeping on with it.

First episode back with The Office was alright too; which is good, last season was a disaster, so hopefully this wasn't a first episode "beginner's luck" for the season.
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Post by: Yoda on September 26, 2012, 12:29:57 AM
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 26, 2012, 10:43:59 AM
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch

It really is one of the poshest names out there.
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Post by: Dice on September 26, 2012, 11:02:45 AM
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch

It really is one of the poshest names out there.

I wish it was my name...
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Post by: Aeolus on September 26, 2012, 02:13:39 PM
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch

It really is one of the poshest names out there.

I wish it was my name...

If only we yanks didn't associate Benedict with Benedict Arnold (or Eggs Benedict, but who the hell does that?).

Also doesn't help that Timothy Carlton resembles Timothy Dalton, who's among the worst James Bonds, way too much.

But I'll admit that Cumberbatch is a pretty awesome name.
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Post by: Dice on September 26, 2012, 04:25:35 PM
You gotta say the full thing.  Everytime.

And Eggs Benedict is the shit.
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Post by: Dice on September 28, 2012, 02:02:05 AM
The Office: new ep was pretty good; I liked seeing a Pam and Jim centric episode (which we got barely any of the last season), and them with a conundrum I'm sure every couple has at least once.  The English broad has lingered too much, and I didn't get Andy and Erin's plot --or at least it was better without Andy meddling like the annoying tit he is.  Definitely feels like this season is gonna try to wrap up a lot of characters into a happy ending.

Elementary:  Not bad!  Joining the fray of Sherlock Holmes-related adaptions is one with a female Watson ("Joan" Watson, played by the very foxy Lucy Liu), and taking place in NYC.  One thing that bothered me about the Guy Ritchie flicks and the BBC adaptions was how Sherlock....kinda became a caricature; a joke, something that was easy and fun to exaggerate.  The first time you see Benedict Cumberbatch is him thrashing a corpse like an angry cat (stupid analogy, but the dude seriously looks like a cat); while Robert Downy is seen in drag and drinking eye medicine.  It is fun -- and I *love* it for what it is; but I still liked this version as a more sombre, serious look at the characters.  It still has its sense of fun and has its crazy deduction (less imagery heavy than both of the UK productions), but the first episode was better than I thought it'd be for a series riding the coat-tales of Sir Arthur's books.  It was slow to start, but I'll keep watching this to see where it goes.  I'm wondering if they're gonna play on the "bromance" of John and Sherlock with an actual romance... seems like an excuse to do so at least.

Veep: I love the cast and I love the awkward situations of the USA VP office.  Great show, short seasons.  I especially love the look into "political correctness" and how serious press is to people of high-authority -- how much they have to spin even minor incidents, and of course, how much shit talking goes on when the cameras aren't looking.  Julia Louis Dreyfus has aged freaking brilliantly too, she's not bad to look at for a 50 year old, and I love a woman who can handle herself in a comedy when usually the spotlight is on men in these shows to do that.

New Girl:  I love this show; nothing too terrible happens and it's got a great sense of humor.  New season is back in full form, and Schmidt breaking through as a stand out character on the show.
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Post by: Agent D. on September 29, 2012, 11:13:07 AM
New Young Justice today...so glad its back. I think they changed the artists up a bit, because characters look slightly different, especially for close ups. Cheshire, for example, when they closed in on her rage face, there was so much more detail than I ever remember from thr old episodes. I like it, even if she looked like an angry old lady for it.

Introducing Arsenal...heh heh.
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 29, 2012, 06:15:23 PM
Doctor Who.

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Goodbye, Amy Pond. :(
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Post by: Ranadiel on September 30, 2012, 11:33:34 AM
Doctor Who:

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I think this was a decent way to end Amy and Rory as companions......however there is one giant flaw in this episode. Amy and Rory already saw their future selves wiving to themselves in the story where Rory got unmade. Which by the laws established in this episode, means they should be unable to not end up there but they are dead by that point in time. Also doesn't this contradict the way things worked in the episode where there were two Amys. And I need to stop thinking about this because this whole concept of fixed points just don't work for me. *grumble*
Warehouse 13:

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Oh god I love this series. I totally did not see the Artie reveal from last episode coming. I am looking forward to tomorrow's episode. Sad that this will be the last episode for the year. :(
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 30, 2012, 12:09:21 PM
I'm with ya on Warehouse 13. Such a good show. x.x
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Post by: Ashton on September 30, 2012, 07:14:37 PM
New Young Justice today...so glad its back. I think they changed the artists up a bit, because characters look slightly different, especially for close ups. Cheshire, for example, when they closed in on her rage face, there was so much more detail than I ever remember from thr old episodes. I like it, even if she looked like an angry old lady for it.

Introducing Arsenal...heh heh.
"What do you REALLY want, revenge? Or satisfaction?"

One of the best quotes. The delivery is just perfect They really nail Lex Luthor.
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Post by: GrimReality on September 30, 2012, 09:56:41 PM
Doctor Who.

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Goodbye, Amy Pond. :(

Dude, that's not a spoiler. The whole world knows the Ponds are done. I'm only sad she's done because she's freaking gorgeous. I'm kind of tired of her character, really. Especially this series.
The episode was OK, but didn't do much for me emotionally.
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I thought the "oh, looks like we missed one" business was a stupid way to end their story. And how was Amy able to write the afterward? When did she write it? And how could they possibly have a good life together? I thought they would be stuck in bed for 40 years? I'm confused.
Bring on Oswin. Or whatever she'll be called.
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 30, 2012, 10:09:50 PM
Well, it IS a spoiler. :P There are people like who who avoid reading about future episodes like the plague

(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Starmongoose/RS_Spoilers_476_zps13eb1c44.jpg).


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I agree with you, I like Amy, but her character is done. So it's good she's over, these five episodes were just the wind-down of her character. I also think that the random Weeping Angel at the end was cheap, just a theory I have, don't take it for gospel, but I think Stephen Moffat intended Amy and Rory to martyr themselves by jumping off the roof and causing a paradox that frees New York from the Weeping Angels. However, Doctor Who is a childrens show, and if you have ever watched Doctor Who Confidential, the writers have been repeatedly told off for making the writing too dark.

I felt like the events just after they jump off the roof to be very rushed and not very well written, but before that it was pretty good, the scene where River is embarrassed that the Doctor healed her hand, brilliant writing, the random angel that appears in broad daylight for no reason other than to have a SECOND pseudo-death scene, not very good at all. Something happened there.
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Post by: Dice on October 01, 2012, 12:45:55 AM
Holy fucking Dexter episode.  After a pretty weak and predictable 5th and 6th season (despite good ideas), the show managed a really successful reinvention of itself.  Yes, it is based on that zinger of an season finale episode from Winter of last year.
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Post by: Ranadiel on October 01, 2012, 08:05:43 AM
Dude, that's not a spoiler. The whole world knows the Ponds are done. I'm only sad she's done because she's freaking gorgeous. I'm kind of tired of her character, really. Especially this series.
The episode was OK, but didn't do much for me emotionally.
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I thought the "oh, looks like we missed one" business was a stupid way to end their story. And how was Amy able to write the afterward? When did she write it? And how could they possibly have a good life together? I thought they would be stuck in bed for 40 years? I'm confused.
Bring on Oswin. Or whatever she'll be called.
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Why would Amy not be able to write it afterwards? They were able to have a good life together because the hotel was destroyed so they were free to live out their lives in the past like any other Weeping Angel victim.
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I agree with you, I like Amy, but her character is done. So it's good she's over, these five episodes were just the wind-down of her character. I also think that the random Weeping Angel at the end was cheap, just a theory I have, don't take it for gospel, but I think Stephen Moffat intended Amy and Rory to martyr themselves by jumping off the roof and causing a paradox that frees New York from the Weeping Angels. However, Doctor Who is a childrens show, and if you have ever watched Doctor Who Confidential, the writers have been repeatedly told off for making the writing too dark.

I felt like the events just after they jump off the roof to be very rushed and not very well written, but before that it was pretty good, the scene where River is embarrassed that the Doctor healed her hand, brilliant writing, the random angel that appears in broad daylight for no reason other than to have a SECOND pseudo-death scene, not very good at all. Something happened there. [/color

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I dunno I feel that it sort of works. I guess part of it is that this episode included a slight return to the metaish orgins of the Angels from the detour they took in their last appearance. Rory was going to be dead and buried in that cemetary because we saw the headstone at the beginning of the episode making it fixed in time from a viewer perspective. That wouldn't have happened had the suicide stuck, and I strongly believe that was an element that was intended from the beginning. One way to look at it is that the Angel that took Rory was the first victim and the one who made the paradox creating a closed loop where Rory both started and ended everything. Could be wrong, but I find the idea interesting.
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Post by: Yoda on October 01, 2012, 01:03:10 PM
demetri martin's show on comedy central (via netflix)

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Post by: Tooker on October 01, 2012, 09:17:58 PM
Anybody else watching Revolution?  I'm halfway through last week's episode on Hulu, and as much as I want to like it, the main character is so stupid and annoying.  Argh.

On the other hand, the bad guy who's got her brother does a great job.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on October 01, 2012, 09:39:06 PM
I'm really into young justice lately. It's basically Teen Titans, only careening headfirst into Deus Ex and X-Com.
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Post by: Bytor on October 02, 2012, 08:28:05 AM
Anybody else watching Revolution?  I'm halfway through last week's episode on Hulu, and as much as I want to like it, the main character is so stupid and annoying.  Argh.

On the other hand, the bad guy who's got her brother does a great job.


Yeah, we're watching it and so far I am intrigued, not blown away but I am interested to see where it goes.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 15, 2012, 09:58:59 AM
The Walking Dead season 3 premiered last season.
I wasn't sure how this was going to go, as season 2 was kind of iffy until the end. Which was smart, because people have somehow convinced themselves in the interim that it's the best show ever. Or at least the marketing people have. Good job, folks.
Anyway, it definitely started out with a bang. Lots of action and things going on. New characters with looming questions. Very good for a season opener. They did exactly what they needed to do. Get me interested and wanting more.

Can't wait for American Horror Story on Wednesday. This is a good week for those of us who don't watch normal TV.
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Post by: Dice on October 15, 2012, 11:24:03 AM
I was about to say, the amount of propaganda and hype around Walking Dead seems to increase exponentially.

Downton Abbey this week was depressing, especially for a character I really liked. :(

Dexter was good; it feels like there's two plots going on and I don't know where either are going.

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Post by: Klyde Chroma on October 17, 2012, 05:58:05 PM
I have a really affinity for halloween specials... well I never knew it existed, but I just watched "Halloween is Grinch Night" from 1977.... yes the Grinch, as in the Christmas Grinch....  in a halloween special.... Maybe this was common knowledge to everyone, but I was shocked at the discovery of this short little musical....I absolutely suggest it if you appreciate either Dr. Seus or old cartoons.....

Anyone else have any halloween specials they love?
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Post by: Tooker on October 17, 2012, 06:13:45 PM
I'd never heard of it, and as a Thurl Ravenscroft fan, I like the Christmas show.

Don't know how legit it is that this is posted on YouTube, but here's Halloween is Grinch Night, for those like me who hadn't seen it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygSEkwRCQPM
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Post by: GrimReality on October 17, 2012, 09:54:24 PM
I have a really affinity for halloween specials... well I never knew it existed, but I just watched "Halloween is Grinch Night" from 1977.... yes the Grinch, as in the Christmas Grinch....  in a halloween special.... Maybe this was common knowledge to everyone, but I was shocked at the discovery of this short little musical....I absolutely suggest it if you appreciate either Dr. Seus or old cartoons.....

Anyone else have any halloween specials they love?
We own it. My wife found a copy a couple years back. It's weird as hell. and not very "Halloweenish" at all. I haven't watched it since the initial viewing.

We always watch the Garfield Halloween, and, of course, Great Pumpkin.
I recently realized that I don't own Nightmare Before Christmas on dvd or Blu, otherwise we'd be watching that as well.

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Post by: (Tunnels) on October 17, 2012, 11:15:24 PM
So American Horror Story is back and is bat-shit insane as ever.

I'm really reminded of the series opener: a lot of shit going on, which makes it a bit hard to follow what's happening. However, I'm sure these threads will untangle themselves and show how warped and fucked up everything really is. Not really "scary" but certainly quite creepy. The tension between Lange and the scientist felt a bit ham-fisted, but that's just a minor complaint. I'm intrigued and ready to see where things go.
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Post by: Aeolus on October 18, 2012, 02:38:48 AM
I have a really affinity for halloween specials... well I never knew it existed, but I just watched "Halloween is Grinch Night" from 1977.... yes the Grinch, as in the Christmas Grinch....  in a halloween special.... Maybe this was common knowledge to everyone, but I was shocked at the discovery of this short little musical....I absolutely suggest it if you appreciate either Dr. Seus or old cartoons.....

Anyone else have any halloween specials they love?
We own it. My wife found a copy a couple years back. It's weird as hell. and not very "Halloweenish" at all. I haven't watched it since the initial viewing.

We always watch the Garfield Halloween, and, of course, Great Pumpkin.
I recently realized that I don't own Nightmare Before Christmas on dvd or Blu, otherwise we'd be watching that as well.



I'm trying to remember the Garfield Halloween special and I'm coming up with a blank (as it only features John Arbuckle making goofball statements to himself). Really, the only Halloween specials I tend to watch are Great Pumpkin, and when I'm with my folks, Hocus Pocus. Of course I have a tendency to watch really awful SyFy original pictures cuz they're hilarious as hell and make the best MST3k fodder that I can manage freestyle.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 18, 2012, 11:06:57 AM
American Horror Story: Asylum

I agree 100% with Tunnels above. The show is completely screwball crazy right from the get go. So many characters. So many questions.
It's a little odd seeing the same actors from last season, but in different roles. It's hard not to expect them to act the same. I'm not sure this was the best decision.
Adam Levine sucks at acting, but the lucky jerk gets to mack on a hot chick. His role is pretty minor, though.
James Cromwell as a (mad?) scientist! That's cool. But I agree that his exchanges with Sister Jude(Lange) were a bit "off". It's like they just started working together even though this has supposedly been going on for quite awhile.
Still, I'm intrigued as to what he's up to, as well as the roles of the myriad inhabitants of the asylum. I think they went almost a little TOO "out there" with some of them, but it's really too early to tell.
It's definitely a fun show, and I'll be there next week.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on October 18, 2012, 11:11:01 PM
American Horror Story: Asylum

I agree 100% with Tunnels above. The show is completely screwball crazy right from the get go. So many characters. So many questions.
It's a little odd seeing the same actors from last season, but in different roles. It's hard not to expect them to act the same. I'm not sure this was the best decision.
Adam Levine sucks at acting, but the lucky jerk gets to mack on a hot chick. His role is pretty minor, though.
James Cromwell as a (mad?) scientist! That's cool. But I agree that his exchanges with Sister Jude(Lange) were a bit "off". It's like they just started working together even though this has supposedly been going on for quite awhile.
Still, I'm intrigued as to what he's up to, as well as the roles of the myriad inhabitants of the asylum. I think they went almost a little TOO "out there" with some of them, but it's really too early to tell.
It's definitely a fun show, and I'll be there next week.


I know what you mean about expecting the characters played by the recurring actors to act the same way as their season 1 counterparts. I seriously kept expecting Lange's character to speak in Constance's southern drawl.

Judging from just the first episode, I really liked the reporter lady. I'm going to "root" for her this season, for sure.

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And I felt so bad for her. To find out the person she loves signed her away to an asylum? Talk about a kick to the pants.
 I also loved Lange's character, even if I think she's a horrible person (the character, not Lange). Loved her fantasy in the scene with the monseigneur.
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Post by: Yoda on October 22, 2012, 01:47:08 AM
After being a stubborn idiot I'm going to give Dr. Who season 2 a shot. I love the classics (even have an awesome homemade scarf!) (http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z70/Chips347/PIC-0040.jpg)

I loved the Eccleston season, but could never get into Tennant. Then again, I never gave him a real go. UNTIL NOW
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Post by: Lard on October 22, 2012, 08:54:29 AM
Skip Tennant and start with Matt Smith

Been watching the Real Ghostbusters cartoon for Halloween.

That shit is top notch most of the time.
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Post by: Aeolus on October 22, 2012, 11:22:06 AM
I'd say watch Girl by the Fireplace and maybe the first and last episodes of the season. The writing wasn't very strong by that point but you do need at least a little bit to figure out what's going on in the third season.
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Post by: MeshGearFox on October 22, 2012, 08:35:34 PM
Finished Season 1 of Avatar. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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Post by: GrimReality on October 23, 2012, 04:58:25 PM
After being a stubborn idiot I'm going to give Dr. Who season 2 a shot. I love the classics (even have an awesome homemade scarf!) (http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z70/Chips347/PIC-0040.jpg)

I loved the Eccleston season, but could never get into Tennant. Then again, I never gave him a real go. UNTIL NOW

Excellent! I don't know what's up with these guys telling you to skip the tennant seasons. I got more out of those than this past season. Moffat has made everything so convoluted. I still enjoy it, just not as much as the previous series/seasons.
It took me awhile to get used to the Doctor change as well. It always does. Overall, Tennant is still my favorite.
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Post by: Dice on October 23, 2012, 06:47:55 PM
Finished Season 1 of Avatar. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Love that show.  It only gets better too, damned good for a Nick cartoon.

Downton Abbey was great this week!  A lot of events, some girl power, and after last weeks bomb shell surprise, it was in good spirits about turning things around.  Maggie Smith wins this show

After the last two seasons, Dexter has really turned things around to being amazing again.

I've kinda...lost interest in Boardwalk Empire.  A damn shame, I love a lot of the elements, but the show is too big and too often feels like it's going nowhere.  May pick it up after the season and rush through it.
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Post by: Aeolus on October 23, 2012, 07:20:59 PM
After being a stubborn idiot I'm going to give Dr. Who season 2 a shot. I love the classics (even have an awesome homemade scarf!) (http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z70/Chips347/PIC-0040.jpg)

I loved the Eccleston season, but could never get into Tennant. Then again, I never gave him a real go. UNTIL NOW

Excellent! I don't know what's up with these guys telling you to skip the tennant seasons. I got more out of those than this past season. Moffat has made everything so convoluted. I still enjoy it, just not as much as the previous series/seasons.
It took me awhile to get used to the Doctor change as well. It always does. Overall, Tennant is still my favorite.


Don't get me wrong, I also like Tennant, I just didn't like Rose. Once Martha shows up he should be fine for the rest of the 10th's run but that's not till the third season/series.
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Post by: Lard on October 24, 2012, 01:47:52 AM
Excellent! I don't know what's up with these guys telling you to skip the tennant seasons. I got more out of those than this past season. Moffat has made everything so convoluted. I still enjoy it, just not as much as the previous series/seasons.
It took me awhile to get used to the Doctor change as well. It always does. Overall, Tennant is still my favorite.

RTD is good at dialogue but extremely shit at resolving plots. I can't stand his writing style.
I prefer Moffat's by far.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 24, 2012, 11:17:16 AM
Excellent! I don't know what's up with these guys telling you to skip the tennant seasons. I got more out of those than this past season. Moffat has made everything so convoluted. I still enjoy it, just not as much as the previous series/seasons.
It took me awhile to get used to the Doctor change as well. It always does. Overall, Tennant is still my favorite.

RTD is good at dialogue but extremely shit at resolving plots. I can't stand his writing style.
I prefer Moffat's by far.
Well, that;s the debate isn't it? There are those who love Moffat, and those who cant stand his style. Same with Davies. They both have made some damn fine episodes, so I'm kind of in the middle. It's just these past 5(6?) episodes did nothing for me. The show wanted me to feel emotions that I wasn't anywhere close to feeling.
The end of the Rose era had me streaming. IMHO, the show has gotten so complicated and convoluted under Moffat. Too many tendrils to keep track of. It's hard to care about what's going on. Do I still enjoy it? Yes. Just not in the same way I enjoyed the earlier seasons.
But I've seen plenty of people who think the Matt Smith era is the best. I see nothing wrong with that. The beauty of opinions.
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Post by: Aeolus on October 24, 2012, 03:39:57 PM
Excellent! I don't know what's up with these guys telling you to skip the tennant seasons. I got more out of those than this past season. Moffat has made everything so convoluted. I still enjoy it, just not as much as the previous series/seasons.
It took me awhile to get used to the Doctor change as well. It always does. Overall, Tennant is still my favorite.

RTD is good at dialogue but extremely shit at resolving plots. I can't stand his writing style.
I prefer Moffat's by far.
Well, that;s the debate isn't it? There are those who love Moffat, and those who cant stand his style. Same with Davies. They both have made some damn fine episodes, so I'm kind of in the middle. It's just these past 5(6?) episodes did nothing for me. The show wanted me to feel emotions that I wasn't anywhere close to feeling.
The end of the Rose era had me streaming. IMHO, the show has gotten so complicated and convoluted under Moffat. Too many tendrils to keep track of. It's hard to care about what's going on. Do I still enjoy it? Yes. Just not in the same way I enjoyed the earlier seasons.
But I've seen plenty of people who think the Matt Smith era is the best. I see nothing wrong with that. The beauty of opinions.

It's just like the old Doctor Who debates all over again. :v
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Post by: Starmongoose on October 24, 2012, 03:52:02 PM
Like Moffat, dislike Matt Smith. Like Tennant, Dislike RTD.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 25, 2012, 03:30:30 PM
I've actually grown to like Matt Smith quite a bit.  A lot of people were at concerned at first about how young he was, but I think he's proven everyone wrong. He his the uncanny ability to exude thoughtfulness and maturity far beyond his years.


American Horror Story: Asylum - Second episode last night!
The clusterfuck continues. We're starting to learn more about our characters now. Very interesting. Of course, this just leads to more questions as well.
I'm amazed at what they are able to get away with showing on TV. I know it's on cable, but it almost feels like a pay channel show. Nudity, swearing, violence. It's got it all! I like that they don't hold back.
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Post by: Starmongoose on October 25, 2012, 08:14:21 PM
His age doesn't concern me, he's got a good age on me. I just don't like the way he carries himself, it's a matter of personal preference. He's almost exactly like all the middle-class boys I was friends with, they all carry that air of pretension.

Yes, I'm projecting, but it's totally true, he's so typically middle-class.
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Post by: Starmongoose on October 26, 2012, 03:18:22 PM
Game of Thrones as boobs.

American Horror Story has asses.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 26, 2012, 09:20:12 PM
Game of Thrones as boobs.

American Horror Story has asses.

Something for everybody! I don't think we've gotten any boobage on AHS yet. There's some weird thinking that says it's ok to show a naked behind, but not a boob. Or at least not the dreaded nipple! Now that's naughty.
BTW, GOT shows it ALL. I have yet to see season 2 and it pisses me off. Probably won't be released on Blu until Spring. Ugh.
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Post by: Aeolus on October 27, 2012, 02:08:54 PM
So I happened to catch the New The Munsters last night and it was pretty ehh. Not that having the sitcom version of the Addams Family is all that hard to do but it'd help if all the actors weren't so milquetoast. And with the overly gratuitous use of the special effects it felt more like some kind of re-imagining like Battlestar Glactica was, and so for the remainder of what I watched I kept expecting the family to shamble off to solve a crime or something.

I'll be surprised if this makes it through an entire season before getting the can or getting passed off to a better network.
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Post by: Dice on October 27, 2012, 02:27:53 PM
Game of Thrones as boobs.

American Horror Story has asses.

Something for everybody! I don't think we've gotten any boobage on AHS yet. There's some weird thinking that says it's ok to show a naked behind, but not a boob. Or at least not the dreaded nipple! Now that's naughty.
BTW, GOT shows it ALL. I have yet to see season 2 and it pisses me off. Probably won't be released on Blu until Spring. Ugh.

Yet never any penis.... then again I don't even know if women wanna see that.
I find it annoying.  Not so much Game of Thrones, but I hate that every goddamn HBO show seems to have this as a show requirement of some sort.

Anyways.

Elementary -- great episode, I'm really enjoying this show.  He's not quite as infalliable as the Cumberbatch one, which helps stretch out the case and give you time to maybe make some guesses yourself.  Definitely on the weekly watch list.

The Office -- better season than the last; Andy sucks though, they never know what to do with him and because of it he's gone through everything giving him some importance I don't think he deserves.

30 Rock -- this season has been unreal.  Latest episode was probably the weakest of the bunch, but still a strong send off for the show so far.

New Girl -- Had this in it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUMIbfwMD_U).  Amazing!
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Post by: (Tunnels) on October 27, 2012, 03:38:34 PM
Yet never any penis.... then again I don't even know if women wanna see that.
I find it annoying.  Not so much Game of Thrones, but I hate that every goddamn HBO show seems to have this as a show requirement of some sort.

Actually there are! And not just one, but I can think three separate dongs that have appeared in all their glory over the course of GoT. Of course, one of these was certainly not supposed to be for sexy purposes.

And I certainly aint complaining when one pops up on screen. ;)
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Post by: Starmongoose on October 27, 2012, 03:55:28 PM
I guess I am an ass man more than a penis man.

Seeing a schlong does nada for me.
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Post by: Dice on October 27, 2012, 03:58:14 PM
I guess I am an ass man more than a penis man.

Seeing a schlong does nada for me.

I always thought a penis looked like something that shouldn't be there... then again, I guess I'm more used to my junk being more of a "hollow" than an appendage.

Butt's make me giggle though.  You can be a scrawny wiener and it still jiggles in an amusing way.
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Post by: Tooker on October 27, 2012, 06:34:34 PM
So I happened to catch the New The Munsters last night and it was pretty ehh. Not that having the sitcom version of the Addams Family is all that hard to do but it'd help if all the actors weren't so milquetoast. And with the overly gratuitous use of the special effects it felt more like some kind of re-imagining like Battlestar Glactica was, and so for the remainder of what I watched I kept expecting the family to shamble off to solve a crime or something.

I'll be surprised if this makes it through an entire season before getting the can or getting passed off to a better network.

That one episode cost $10 million.  And they decided not to do a series.  What a waste.
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Post by: Aeolus on October 27, 2012, 11:34:49 PM
So I happened to catch the New The Munsters last night and it was pretty ehh. Not that having the sitcom version of the Addams Family is all that hard to do but it'd help if all the actors weren't so milquetoast. And with the overly gratuitous use of the special effects it felt more like some kind of re-imagining like Battlestar Glactica was, and so for the remainder of what I watched I kept expecting the family to shamble off to solve a crime or something.

I'll be surprised if this makes it through an entire season before getting the can or getting passed off to a better network.

That one episode cost $10 million.  And they decided not to do a series.  What a waste.

Wait. Really? Goddamn they REALLY went overboard on the special defects.

Also looks like I finally have something that can join The Incredible Crash Dummies on my 'one episode pilots failing to make it to series status that I've actually managed to catch in broadcast' list.
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Post by: Tooker on October 29, 2012, 09:47:49 PM
Thought some folks here might be interested in this: Epic Rap Battles of History - Doc Brown vs. Doctor Who.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDj7gvc_dsA
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Post by: Starmongoose on November 03, 2012, 04:25:38 PM
Yankee Terror Tale:

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Post by: (Tunnels) on November 04, 2012, 10:32:30 PM
Walking Dead

Well fuck.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on November 04, 2012, 10:52:36 PM
Walking dead was rad tonight:)
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Post by: GrimReality on November 05, 2012, 08:26:18 AM
Yeah, The Walking Dead has been pretty awesome this season. Last nights episode was crazy. It's pretty much impossible to discuss without going into spoilers:

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One black guy out and another in? Will the prisoner be part of the group now?
My god, the baby scene! I could barely watch. No more Lori, but now we're(not only the group, but the audience!) stuck with a baby?! This is not good. I gtruly wonder how they're going to play this.
And do we really know who opened the gate? The other prisoner?
Then there's the whole Andrea scenario. You just want to yell at her! Don't trust that slick bastard. It's so obvious to us, the audience.
Plus, I'm still waiting for Michonne to actually DO something.


On Friday, I bought series 2 of Sherlock off of Amazon. I watched A Scandal in Belgravia that night.
It was quite enjoyable on the whole. Irene Adler is one hell of an interesting character. Sherlock himself is becoming more and more unlikeable. I know this is all part of the character arc, but damn, what he said to Molly was terrible.
I haven't liked mycroft from the beginning and I still don't . He's just...odd.
It was fun to watch all the back and forth between all these smart and cunning people.
At 90 minutes, these episodes really are movies. Which makes them hard to squeeze in on a weekday. I probably will watch one the next 2 weekends.
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Post by: Bytor on November 08, 2012, 11:56:07 PM
Battlestar Galactica (newer version, I do remember watching the first series as a kid and course loving Sci-Fi I thought it was the greatest thing ever, actually had a lunchbox, wish i still had that thing!) and Netflix have become my friend.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on November 11, 2012, 10:14:36 PM
Be sure to watch the new Battlestar web series: Blood and Chrome. Its online now and its airing on SyFy early next year. I watched the first episode and it seems okay.
 
Also. Another strong episode of Walking Dead tonite:D
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Post by: GrimReality on November 11, 2012, 11:08:46 PM
The Walking Dead is actually rocking this year, while American Horror Story is moving along with little direction.
Every episode of TWD has been tense and full of events that keep the pace moving. It's been a great ride so far.
Hopefully AHS will be better this week. It's not bad. It just kind of there.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on November 11, 2012, 11:34:09 PM
The Walking Dead is actually rocking this year, while American Horror Story is moving along with little direction.
Every episode of TWD has been tense and full of events that keep the pace moving. It's been a great ride so far.
Hopefully AHS will be better this week. It's not bad. It just kind of there.

I dunno, I actually prefer this season of AHS to last season's. Last season I constantly felt like they were making things up as they were going, while this season I find the overall story to be much tighter. I also really like Lily Rabe's Sister Eunice, especially after episode 2. I can't wait to see more with her.

But I absolutely agree with you on Walking Dead. Every episode this season is a memorable one and the tension has only barely let up after last week's craziness. Much improved over last season.

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Also, me and my friend I watch the show with are 100% convinced Carol is alive. The show seems to be trying hard to make you think she is dead, and the peeps on Talking Dead are being really vague with details about her.
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Post by: GrimReality on November 12, 2012, 11:08:49 AM
The Walking Dead is actually rocking this year, while American Horror Story is moving along with little direction.
Every episode of TWD has been tense and full of events that keep the pace moving. It's been a great ride so far.
Hopefully AHS will be better this week. It's not bad. It just kind of there.

I dunno, I actually prefer this season of AHS to last season's. Last season I constantly felt like they were making things up as they were going, while this season I find the overall story to be much tighter. I also really like Lily Rabe's Sister Eunice, especially after episode 2. I can't wait to see more with her.

But I absolutely agree with you on Walking Dead. Every episode this season is a memorable one and the tension has only barely let up after last week's craziness. Much improved over last season.

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Also, me and my friend I watch the show with are 100% convinced Carol is alive. The show seems to be trying hard to make you think she is dead, and the peeps on Talking Dead are being really vague with details about her.

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Of course she's alive! I never even thought she was dead until the characters starting acting like it. They don't have a body, but they dug a grave. She's totally out there somewhere.
Poor Rick has gone insane, huh? He's too darn vital for the group, so I hope he gets his shit together quick.
Man, The Governor is one hell of a politician! So freaking slimy. You want to yell at Andrea for buying into it.

AHS:
Sister Eunice became way more interesting after whatever happened happened.
To me, THIS season feels like they don't really know where they're going with things. I think that's the point, though. I imagine all(most?) will be explained in time.
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The most mysterious thing being the "alien" connection. The weird mechanical bug, and whatever happened to Kits wife. I still love it's total offthewallness, and the many mysteries that presents. I just want more than incidental things to happen. We'll see.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on November 18, 2012, 10:05:36 PM
Walking Dead still continues to impress. They've packed more in six episodes than the last two seasons combined. Once the show hits the mid-season finale, I'm going to really miss it.


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I can totally see why Andrea would bone the Governor. He's hot and charismatic as hell. And yay for Michonne joining up with the good guys! Awesome scenes with her in the forest.
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Post by: GrimReality on November 19, 2012, 09:55:06 AM
Walking Dead still continues to impress. They've packed more in six episodes than the last two seasons combined. Once the show hits the mid-season finale, I'm going to really miss it.


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I can totally see why Andrea would bone the Governor. He's hot and charismatic as hell. And yay for Michonne joining up with the good guys! Awesome scenes with her in the forest.

Totally agree. Great episode. AGAIN. They must have held one hell of a pep rally before filming this season.

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I agree about Andrea and The Governor, but I still can't help but facepalm over it. This cannot end well. BTW, my wife claims the governor is not attractive. I guess he doesn't drink enough blood or have the right kind of teeth(Obvious inside joke). Or a studly (almost) bald guy like me.
I figured Michonne would have a bigger part to play in all this. I'd love to get her story.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on November 23, 2012, 02:37:43 AM
Started watching Community after a friend made me watch it. I fell in love quickly. I haven't laughed this hard at something on tv for a while, probably not since the early days of The Office. I've gone through the 1st season and started watching the 2nd today. I find it's one of those shows that is much better to watch with buds than alone though, since with everyone laughing it just seems to make the jokes even funnier.
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Post by: Yoda on November 23, 2012, 02:51:04 AM
Started watching Community after a friend made me watch it. I fell in love quickly. I haven't laughed this hard at something on tv for a while, probably not since the early days of The Office. I've gone through the 1st season and started watching the 2nd today. I find it's one of those shows that is much better to watch with buds than alone though, since with everyone laughing it just seems to make the jokes even funnier.

I'm glad you love it. It has it's problems but it also has a special place in my heart. After my best bud's dad passed away he started hosting dinners on thursdays. He'd make some food and we'd all get ultra-drunk. That tradition carried through for years and Community became the sort of highlight show. By the time that came on we're all fucked up and extra giddy.

I love the names of the episodes of Community. Great memories watching that one w/ friends.
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Post by: Dice on December 01, 2012, 11:12:47 AM
New Girl:  Great Season so far.  Oddly enough, I found Zooey the least amusing, the main fellas on the show are awesome, Schmidt especially.  Thanks to Schmidt for coining the term, "vagenius" for someone good at doing... things.

Elementary:  Nothing more irritating than having a guest star on the show and wondering who the killer is.  Still good, def exceeded expectations I'm sure.

The Office:  Really good episode this week.  Dunno if it's a coincidence that it was better without Andy Bernard... sure helps I bet.  I am so happy for Oscar, even if it means an affair with someone's husband -- he deserves it!

30 Rock: Daww, Liz Lemon got married.  The two "eye rolls" in the episode were priceless.  Tracey Jordan was fucking great this week too. 

Vampire Diaries: I've kinda lost my interest in this show... mainly because it's so...complicated.  Between introducing some new mythological being, love triangles that will end with everyone having slept with everyone else... hm. 
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Post by: Starmongoose on December 01, 2012, 01:41:35 PM
American Horror Story: Sometimes I'm blown back by how well acted this show is, the actresses in particularly. Sarah Paulson's mixture of fear, revulsion and determination to live when in Bloody Face's basement just sent chills up my spine.
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Post by: Yoda on December 01, 2012, 01:49:33 PM
is the new season of American Horror story better than the 1st? Is it a continuing story?

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Post by: Yoda on December 01, 2012, 01:51:33 PM
New Girl:  Great Season so far.  Oddly enough, I found Zooey the least amusing, the main fellas on the show are awesome, Schmidt especially.  Thanks to Schmidt for coining the term, "vagenius" for someone good at doing... things.

Elementary:  Nothing more irritating than having a guest star on the show and wondering who the killer is.  Still good, def exceeded expectations I'm sure.

The Office:  Really good episode this week.  Dunno if it's a coincidence that it was better without Andy Bernard... sure helps I bet.  I am so happy for Oscar, even if it means an affair with someone's husband -- he deserves it!

30 Rock: Daww, Liz Lemon got married.  The two "eye rolls" in the episode were priceless.  Tracey Jordan was fucking great this week too. 

Vampire Diaries: I've kinda lost my interest in this show... mainly because it's so...complicated.  Between introducing some new mythological being, love triangles that will end with everyone having slept with everyone else... hm. 

I love how weird the office can be and I hope they continue to NOT HAVE ANDY. He's a useless character. I absolutely love the dude they hired as a hitman. "that's a 300 dollar gun! someone might steal it!"
And then he shows up with a sandwich with a pipe sticking out of it. That was genius.
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Post by: Starmongoose on December 01, 2012, 01:55:52 PM
is the new season of American Horror story better than the 1st? Is it a continuing story?



I loved the first season, but I do think this one is better. Better production, better scripts, better characters. I did find the wife in the first season a bit tiresome, so I'm glad theres no character like that.

No, it's not a continuing story. Every season uses the same ensemble cast but its a different story, different characters, different setting and time period. Season 2 is set in the early 60's. I really like this aspect of it. You get to see these great actors showing off a whole different range.
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Post by: Yoda on December 01, 2012, 02:02:07 PM
That's a brilliant idea actually.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on December 01, 2012, 05:06:24 PM
American Horror Story: Sometimes I'm blown back by how well acted this show is, the actresses in particularly. Sarah Paulson's mixture of fear, revulsion and determination to live when in Bloody Face's basement just sent chills up my spine.

Yeah, she is absolutely fantastic. I especially liked her in that incredibly unsettling scene back in episode 5 or so where Dr. Threadson

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performs that revulsion therapy on Lana. She was so believable in her disgust and determination.
I'm also super digging Lily Rabe, she just has such a presence. My eyes go straight to her in every scene she is in.
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Post by: GrimReality on December 02, 2012, 11:49:41 AM
AHS: I've found this season amusing, but way too much of a clusterfuck. It's hard to keep track of all the threads going on. Personally, I found season one fit the "horror story" angle much better. Season 2 is disturbing in many ways, but less of a horror story. That's not to say that I don't enjoy it. I'm still amazed a show like this even exists.
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I'm still having a hard time buying the psych doc as Bloody face. The turnabout with him was so shocking that it made no sense. All the stuff he did in the hospital was just made up? How did he get in? No one checked his credentials? Is he really a psych doc? I would have to watch earlier episodes again to see if there were any early signs I missed. I agree on the acting part. Lily Rabe especially has been amazing. I just love her in her current "form".

TWD - Mid season finale already tonight! That went by WAY too fast. I imagine some serious shit is going to go down tonight.
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Post by: Dice on December 03, 2012, 09:11:03 AM
I watched Bob's Burgers last night ...for the second time ever!

I don't know why I avoided it for so long.  Jon H Benjamin is worth tuning into enough if he's in it, he tends to be great in whatever he's in (started watching Archer on and off too).  That, and I think I'm still new enough to the show to be terribly amused by men voicing two of the women on the show (Tina and Linda).  This episode was a bit of a treat because Bob Odenkirk was guest starring, so I kept the TV tuned in when I recognized the voice.  If you don't know Odenkirk, he plays Saul, my favorite Breaking Bad character. 

This is a fun TV show. :)
It's now on my watch list!

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Dexter:  For such an amazing season so far, this last episode was the dud.  Everythign felt so, so contrived... 
Dad's visiting!  He was an asshole, but he's clean now!  Oh...he wants money for a "business".  No dad, you can't have it!  Dad! You're drunk!  Dad's an asshole again. >=(
The stripper-cop sub-plot needed to be suffocated with a pillow.
Kudos to Dex for having the hottest girlfriend on the planet.  Many lovely ladies seem to be attracted to a killer.... go figure.
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Post by: GrimReality on December 03, 2012, 11:43:44 AM
No one's talking about the Walking Dead finale? What the heck. It was just as crazy as I expected.
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Nothing was resolved! I figured we'd get at least one character death, or something, but it's all left open. Totally tense show to watch, though. I don't like how they skipped right over them catching Daryl. I suppose that was to allow the ending to have a bigger effect. Especially with the Guv turning on Mearle.
Andrea is so god damn stupid. She's actually sticking with the nutjob?
Machionne(sp?) would be cooler if she talked even a little bit. It's hard to like a character that doesn't do much besides swing a sword.
And THEN we have this new group showing up? I suppose they need more in the group to make up for past, and future, deaths.

It's going to be a long wait.
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Post by: Akanbe- on December 03, 2012, 03:59:57 PM
I watched Bob's Burgers last night ...for the second time ever!

I don't know why I avoided it for so long.  Jon H Benjamin is worth tuning into enough if he's in it, he tends to be great in whatever he's in (started watching Archer on and off too).  That, and I think I'm still new enough to the show to be terribly amused by men voicing two of the women on the show (Tina and Linda).  This episode was a bit of a treat because Bob Odenkirk was guest starring, so I kept the TV tuned in when I recognized the voice.  If you don't know Odenkirk, he plays Saul, my favorite Breaking Bad character. 

This is a fun TV show. :)
It's now on my watch list!

I've been watching it on and off the last 2 years (I think this is the 2nd season) and it is pretty good.  The Halloween episode this season was awesome.  If it's on Hulu (I imagine it is since it's recent), it's worth checking out.
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Post by: Seultoria on December 16, 2012, 09:28:40 AM
Anyone else here watch Raising Hope. It's by far my favorite comedy on TV.
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Post by: Bytor on December 23, 2012, 11:04:26 PM
Yes, we love it, and while not my favorite comedy, actually not sure I have one, but it's certainly in my top echelon of favorite comedies, the show is not only hilarious but also well written and can have a (somewhat) serious side as the family may be well beyond the normal but they are still family and look out for each other in the long run.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on December 28, 2012, 02:34:05 AM
Community is hands-down the best written TV comedy I've ever seen. I haven't laughed so hard at a TV show since I was a kid. I finished season 2 a couple weeks ago and have been watching highlight episodes from season 3. The video game episode was pure gold, and the Ken Burns Civil War style documentary  was so clever and amazing. Remedial Chaos Theory is probably the stand-out episode so far, and I can see how it was nominated. I've never seen a show that deals with friendship in such a realistic way. I can earnestly believe these characters are friends, and I get to spend time with them every time I watch.

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I mean, at the end of Remedial Chaos Theory, when the characters are just dancing around and singing Roxanne, that is what friendship is to me: lowering your guard and letting go of your inhibitions and not being afraid to act silly. It's like being drunk without alcohol. I think this show just gets what it means to be in a friendship.
They can never make enough episodes.
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Post by: Yoda on December 29, 2012, 03:19:21 AM
Community is great. I'm glad you enjoy it :)
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Post by: Ranadiel on December 29, 2012, 08:56:49 AM
Watched the Doctor Who Christmas special a couple of days ago on Amazon. I enjoyed the episode, but I'm not sure I would say it was good or not.

[spoiler]For starters, the whole Doctor mourns and stops acting like the Doctor after losing a companion bit felt old to me. I feel like it has been done to death, although I can only really recall it happening after losing Donna. It just isn't enjoyable to watch when he gets like this. At least he is out of his funk by the end of the episode.

It was great to see a return of the trio from A Good Man Goes to War. Straus(sp) as a butler was hilarious and totally worth him being brought back. I do wish we got more details on how he was brought back....I bet if I knew Doctor Who mythology a little bit more the answer would be obvious, but oh well. Hope to see them come back again in the future.

The villian was....meh. He did his job and that was about it. The old guy was freaking distrurbed as a kid and the snow was....weird.

Now for the most important part, Clara! I enjoyed her being on screen and look forward to seeing what she does in futurue episodes. I am really intrigued by her clear attempt to out-die Rory. I look forward to seeing how her three, perhaps eventually more, incarnations are eventually tied together. The modern day one clearly has a death flag set already, so should be interesting to see how her death is avoided during the season finale. I am not really looking forward to the potential romance that was implied may happen as after Rose, I'm really not interested in seeing another companion who the Doctor gets involved with. I suppose it could go the same way as the Amy one did, so I'm not going to dislike her for that yet. Besides I guess it could be interesting to see how River reacts to a potential brewing romance.

Oh and I love both the new opening and the new Tardis interior. Might have liked the previous Tardis interior a little better though. Not sure, need to see it more I guess.[/spoiler]
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Post by: Starmongoose on December 30, 2012, 01:55:26 PM
Got my sister the boxset of Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie for Christmas, as we used to watch it together when we were little kids. Watching it again has been great. Er, not that most parents would let kids under 10 watch this programme but my parents are pretty liberal.

Kathy Burke continues to be Britain's most underrated comedy writers.

Episode 1 for those interested in Brit coms. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ptsSMxKvqY
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Post by: Agent D. on January 05, 2013, 11:01:52 AM
YOUNG JUSTICE IS BACK WAHOO!
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Post by: Dice on January 08, 2013, 12:13:48 AM
Family Guy - I tuned in and watched with my folks (they love watching the fox animation block).  The episode started pretty strong, parodying the Monty Python opening with Family Guy characters (fuck, I nearly forgot how trippy and weird it was) and using an actual clip ("...Its!!").  It also does a few jabs at current TV.  It makes fun of the poor art of Bob's Burgers, and also has a TV hypnotize Peter into thinking Breaking Bad is the best thing on TV.  Normally I'd have no beef, but lately I've enjoyed those shows more than Family Guy...soooo uhh.... that leaves those jokes to kinda fall flat.  The rest of the episode took place in space -- unfortunately something The Simpsons did better  15 years ago.  There was also a really stupid joke about Chinese and Japanese which was seriously no better than when Disney made its anti-Japanese wartime propaganda film (there was probably a bunch of ways to do a joke like that, they chose the simplest and tasteless, worse yet, it doesn't feel like it's even trying to make a joke... I've come to hate FG humour for this; that and a lot of their 'spoof' parodies amounting similarly to "non-jokes", but just ridiculousness for cheap laughs as a metaphoric "applause" sign flickers).  A few good moments, like any Family Guy ep., but I've taken a bit more of a shine to American Dad these days.  Nevertheless, curious about the live-action stuff Seth Macfarlane has on the boiler.

Bob's Burgers - A good episode that took the parent and kid who have the least amount of chemistry to match them up.  While it didn't really work, the antics were still great.  I've come to notice this show isn't the *best* for big laughs, but the humour works, and unlike Family Guy, features a family that actually does love one another and tend to work better all the more for it.  I love the puns too.  Piss on all the people who think puns are lame, a good one is awesome!!

Elementary - Glad to see it's back on!!  I can't say I'm crazy about Watson playing "second fiddle" so well (previous iterations have Watson/Sherlock dialogue to be much more give & take, even if Sherlock is doing more work).  Nevertheless, the show does a great job dealing with original cases and material keeping the mysteries fresh and interesting (using a bit more logic than CSI's "magic forensics" to solve cases).  Having a *special gues star* can sometimes take away from the magic of solving a crime, but good to see the lead ups to it.
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Post by: Yoda on January 11, 2013, 02:05:48 AM
New Girl
Continues to be hilarious
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Post by: Jimmy on January 12, 2013, 09:37:12 PM
So I just finished watching Star Trek: TNG. I loved it as a kid, so I was glad when I saw it on Netflix last spring. It's just as great as I remember it being. Really loved the Klingon episodes especially. When I was younger, I really liked Geordi a lot, but he doesn't develop much as a character and so while he holds a place in my heart for nostalgic reasons, I didn't find his character all that compelling.

And of course, it's hard to beat Jean-Luc Picard.
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Post by: Dice on January 12, 2013, 11:20:41 PM
New Girl
Continues to be hilarious

Those feel like such New Girlsie colours too!!
I wasn't too crazy about the latest one, it was a cute idea, but Jess was surprisingly predictable for an off-beat character.  I thought the Winston/Schmidt story would have been better to follow.  And dang, Olivia Munn is pretty... I turned gay for her when she did this:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Valkyrie963/Screenshot2012-12-12at114755AM_zps4a535154.png)

30Rock was pretty good, Office was surprisingly good this week (one of the better ones), and Elementary finally hinted at a Moriarity.
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Post by: Klyde Chroma on January 15, 2013, 03:52:06 PM
I've been watching the live action Sailor Moon show subbed lately... Now THIS is entertaining.... puts power rangers to shame.... I didn't even know this existed until recently and have been meaning to check it out.... GREAT stuff if you dig this sort of thing.... you know what I mean.... the type of cheesiness that is so bad its good... I love it
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Post by: Raziel on January 17, 2013, 11:08:01 PM
So I started Dexter a few weeks ago and made it to the finale of Season 4 today. Seriously, what in the name of Buddhas did I just witness?!?!?! It just blew my mind.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on January 18, 2013, 01:53:49 AM
So American Horror Story came back and found all those story resolutions it was looking for before the break. Not a lot of plot lines are left, and hopefully the finale will tie up some loose ends.

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I LOVED the Lana/Threadson confrontation. I kinda don't like how she changed in the following episode, but with this show I've learned to not grow too attached to the characters. I have mixed feelings with how Sister Eunice died, since I felt like they were setting up a confrontation between her and Jude. I guess what the show is getting at is that Briarcliff itself is the real enemy for Sister Jude? I mean, one can make a case for the Monsignor, but when the dude is gone half the show and Jude being in love with him for most of the time, it's hard to really paint him as being her villain. Having Briarcliff be the villain of the season would fit with last season's theme as well, since the House was the real bad guy, IMO. Both seasons are very much tied to their locations, and the creators have done a great job at creating settings that are so alive that they are pretty much characters in themselves.
Side note: Dylan McDermott is f'ing hawt with dat beard.
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Post by: Yoda on January 22, 2013, 10:49:52 PM
Parks and Rec continues to be fucking amazing.

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Post by: Blace on January 22, 2013, 10:52:59 PM
Parks and Rec continues to be fucking amazing.



My one and only time I've watched that show was this week simply because Andrew Luck, Reggie Wayne, and Jim Irsay of the Colts were in it and they filmed a couple other scenes in the area and I've been there before considering I live about 20 minutes from downtown Indy. It was pretty funny.
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Post by: Dice on January 24, 2013, 09:57:48 PM
Parks and Rec continues to be fucking amazing.



The Two Parties ep was my first Parks and Rec episode.  I was *really* impressed.  Not so much the girls side (the plot had potential, but they didn't play along with it -- that makes no sense for a comedy!!); but the guy's side was the ideal night for aaaannyone.  Hell, it was worth watching just based on everyone doing something they were crazy for.
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Post by: Yoda on January 24, 2013, 10:19:36 PM
Show is grand. 1st season is ok but it takes off in 2.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on January 24, 2013, 10:24:02 PM
So American Horror Story is over once again, and we wrap another story of misery and woe.

I liked the finale. I'm not certain how much some of the story lines mattered in the end, but I think they did okay wrapping them up. Some of the ending felt more like telling instead of showing, but they were able to pack a ton of content into an hour. I'm happy with it all and all, but I'm ready to close a lid on the show for now and let it rest before we dig it back up and see what's in store for us next season.
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Post by: Dice on January 25, 2013, 02:00:10 AM
The Office:

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So for the first time in 9 years, the Office tries something crazy~!  They show one of the documentary guys!!  OMG killer spoilz.  After what was a really, really sad but touching moment between Pam and Jim, they reveal the boom-mike guy, Brian.  It's a pretty daring move, where after 9 years of what was essentially radio silence, so I'm kinda interested but weirded out that they chose this scene.  It felt kinda hokey given the comedy genre, and not as fulfilling as I thought it would be (maybe because there has been so many crazy events happening over the course of nine years at Dunfer Mifflin they never really bothered interacting with any of them ...but a damsel in distress became a different story). Despite all that, everything leading up to that moment was perfectly touching.  Nevertheless, it does feel somewhat appropriate for a show in its last season.  So congrats!  They finally [fully] broke through that fourth wall!

Eugh, Andy's coming back in an upcoming episode.  While I love Ed Helms enough, his character knows how to be irritating and plays it straight.  I'm not one of those "fan pairing" type of girls; if the show shoves Jim and Pam together as a couple, then I root for it!  But when the show was trying to get us to cheer for Erin and Andy, I couldn't care less.  I like her and that intern better; Andy's just good at being annoying, and having him as Manager early on just cast a dark cloud for me.

Yodes:  Yeah. I wasn't crazy for it when I first watched it, when it was Season 1 of Parks and Rec.  I'm glad to hear it gets better, I'll def give it a shot!!
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Post by: Lard on January 25, 2013, 03:28:05 AM
Watching Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy.

It's funny but not as good as Mighty Boosh
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Post by: Yoda on January 25, 2013, 02:34:28 PM
The Office:

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So for the first time in 9 years, the Office tries something crazy~!  They show one of the documentary guys!!  OMG killer spoilz.  After what was a really, really sad but touching moment between Pam and Jim, they reveal the boom-mike guy, Brian.  It's a pretty daring move, where after 9 years of what was essentially radio silence, so I'm kinda interested but weirded out that they chose this scene.  It felt kinda hokey given the comedy genre, and not as fulfilling as I thought it would be (maybe because there has been so many crazy events happening over the course of nine years at Dunfer Mifflin they never really bothered interacting with any of them ...but a damsel in distress became a different story). Despite all that, everything leading up to that moment was perfectly touching.  Nevertheless, it does feel somewhat appropriate for a show in its last season.  So congrats!  They finally [fully] broke through that fourth wall!

Eugh, Andy's coming back in an upcoming episode.  While I love Ed Helms enough, his character knows how to be irritating and plays it straight.  I'm not one of those "fan pairing" type of girls; if the show shoves Jim and Pam together as a couple, then I root for it!  But when the show was trying to get us to cheer for Erin and Andy, I couldn't care less.  I like her and that intern better; Andy's just good at being annoying, and having him as Manager early on just cast a dark cloud for me.

Yodes:  Yeah. I wasn't crazy for it when I first watched it, when it was Season 1 of Parks and Rec.  I'm glad to hear it gets better, I'll def give it a shot!!

they broke the 4th wall in an ep at the beginning of this season. they show pam and halpert putting on their mics and saying some shit like "don't you have all the footage you need?"

I hate this plotline of Halpert the businessman who's "nailing it."

Also OMG the cracks in PAM AND JIM'S RELATIONSHIP

HAHAHAHAHA fuck you TV
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Post by: Dice on January 25, 2013, 02:38:11 PM
Quite frankly, I like their relationship better than most of the other ones on TV.  Them having normal marital problems is better than what it is 90% of the time: some affair shit.  I'm not crazy about the Jim plot either, but I'm glad he's making a good exit with it -- it's something he's wanted to do, and staying at a paper company for over 9 years sounds miserable.

And like I said, they "fully" broke through the wall; the camera crew has interacted with them, but never showed someone on the other side--- thass what I meant. (and when they did, it's this Hunky Lumberjack Ken doll...named BRIAN hehehe).
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Post by: Yoda on January 25, 2013, 02:47:15 PM
Brian + Pam + Erin + Pete swinger party webisode now on NBC.com
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Post by: Raze on January 27, 2013, 10:48:49 AM
 I'm almost finished with the first season of New Girl. It's funny and I like the characters. But I don't want Jess and Nick to happen. And even if I did, god damn, stop laying it on so thick.
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Post by: GrimReality on January 27, 2013, 02:25:47 PM
So American Horror Story is over once again, and we wrap another story of misery and woe.

I liked the finale. I'm not certain how much some of the story lines mattered in the end, but I think they did okay wrapping them up. Some of the ending felt more like telling instead of showing, but they were able to pack a ton of content into an hour. I'm happy with it all and all, but I'm ready to close a lid on the show for now and let it rest before we dig it back up and see what's in store for us next season.
Overall, I far preferred season one over season 2. This one just had way too much going on. What the hell was up with the whole alien thing? And we never even get a resolution!
The last few episodes just kind of dragged. I didn't care anymore. I was very much ready for it to be over. Like you, I'm ok with it being gone for awhile. Of course, I'll welcome it with open arms when it comes back around for season 3(next Fall?).
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 27, 2013, 04:23:12 PM
If you ask me I think your approaching it from the wrong angle. I think almost all of the plot threads reached their conclusion, it's just not what we are used to. Here is how I see it, I'm gonna put the whole thing in a spoiler box because I plan on going fairly in-depth.

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To me, American Horror Story: Asylum isn't one story, it's many, they all just happen to come to a point in Briarcliff.

Here is a run down of the main plot threads.

Bloody Face: This is the story of Dr. Thredson, Lana Winters and their child John. While Kit is falsely accused of being Bloody Face, this isn't his story, his story is that of the Doctors aka the Aliens. This is the story that met the most traditional conclusion. The worlds most famous serial killers are American, and mental asylums are common fodder in the sort of locations that pop up in ghost stories told around a fire. Dr. Thredson seems to have a lot in common with Ed Gein. This story's central theme seems to be that of motherhood. Dr. Thredson was abandoned by his mother at a young age, something that is mirrored with his son John when Lana puts him up for adoption, as she couldn't bring herself to care for the child of the man who raped and tortured her (and also killed her lover). Both Dr. Thredson and John suffer greatly from their lack of a mother (or at least that's how they see it, it's probably a hereditary mental illness). Both have a strong desire to be breast fed by Lana. The Bloody Face story ends with both Bloody Faces dead (both shot in the head by Lana). This is the most satisfying as we have closure, there isn't anything left unaccounted for. The hero slays the villain.

The Doctors: This is the name Alma gives the aliens, so that's what I'll call them. Their motives aren't fully explained, but this is a clearly superior race to humanity. It makes sense that we wouldn't understand their motives. As the lower species, we are more akin to lab rats. Do lab rats understand why they are experimented on? No, and so it is with how Kit, Alma and Grace. All three are the subjects of their experiments, but as they cannot make sense of why they were chosen, they just have to live their lives around this. Alma has the hardest time dealing with the fact the aliens experimented on her without her consent, while Grace is content in the fact their actions don't seem to be malevolent, after all they saved her life and gave her a child. Dr. Arden as a scientist shows the most interest in getting in contact with the Doctors, but the Doctors make it clear that they are far more powerful than him and give their subjects a guardian, in the form of Pepper, to stop him from messing up their results. Now, what I can say fair certainty is thatAlma and Grace are not important past giving birth and nurturing the children through their early years. The Doctors could have easily stopped Alma, who was driven to the brink of insanity by her abduction, from killing Grace, but they don't. They also don't save Alma from dying in Briarcliff. Kit is left to raise the children to adulthood and make sure they achieve important positions in society, but after that is abducted once again by the Doctors after almost dying at a young age. Optimistically the Doctors extend Kit's life and allow him to live a happy life. However, if we continue to think of the Doctors as inter-steller scientists, it may be more likely that they wanted to do an autopsy on Kit's corpse, as it is clear he is something irregular among humans and interests them greatly. The end goal of the Doctors was to place the two children, Thomas and Julia on Earth. It's clear that they are of intelligence beyond that of normal humans, as evidenced by how they take Sister Jude into the woods to give to the Doctors, which then restores her sanity. As to why they did such a thing, Sister Jude imparts much needed life advice onto the children, she's lived quite the life herself, and it may be the talk she has with the kids on her deathbed that inspire them onto becoming the greats in their careers. I will also point out that everyone who came into contact with the Doctors are dead. Kit, Sister Jude and Pepper probably all died to kill-switch input inside them by the Doctors, all designed to go off when they fulfilled their purpose. If Alma, Grace and Dr. Arden all didn't die shortly after, I think they would have died in a similar manner. So, while Grace doesn't think the Doctors are evil, it's probably clear they aren't "good" either. They are more like scientists carrying out an experiment, the end result being the children (or perhaps they are just another piece of the experiment, the Doctors scope is far greater than that of humans.)

God vs the Devil: Briarcliff ends up as the battleground for a battle between God and Satan, probably not even an important one, just one of many that occur between the two. Each picks their champion, for Satan that is Sister Mary Eunice and for God that is monsignor Timothy Howard. I am NOT saying this is a battle between Good vs Evil. Sister Mary Eunice has good trapped inside her, behind the evil face of the spirit that possess' her, while monsignor Howard hides a dark, ruthless side behind his face as a priest. This does reach a conclusion, it only seems muddled because of the involvement of other characters, but the battle is definitely between these two champions. Sister Mary Eunice takes delight in the chaos and strife she causes and continutes to do so until monsignor Howard is chosen by God (through a message given by the Angel of Death, Shachath) and he smites her, and Shachath then releases Sister Mary Eunice's soul. Timothy Howard you could say is "rewarded" for his act and is promoted higher in the Church, but his role as champion of God ends there.

Vs Self: This is Sister Judes story. Her entire story revolves around finding her place in the world. Before she became a nun she was an alcoholic bar singer, without a purpose. After running over a girl while drunk driving, she turns to God. The guilt over this act is something that eats at her daily, and is something that the possessed Sister Mary Eunice uses to drive her mad. She wears a habit, but underneath she wears red lingerie. This is symbolic of her past. While on the outside she is a holy woman, a pure being, underneath she struggles with her identity and human instincts. When she discovers that Dr. Arden is a Nazi, she sees an opportunity for redemption if she deposes him. She thinks about suicide in the bathroom of a cafe, but after talking with Shachath, she is filled with the purpose she has always longed for. She fails at achieving it herself however, though she inadvertantly causes his death by telling Timothy Howard to kill Sister Mary Eunice. Her love for Timothy Howard has been of great detriment to Sister Jude, as not only does he trap her in Briarcliff as a patient, he lets treatments be administered such as electroshock therapy, that eventually wear away her identity. A good example of this loss of identity is when she is asked by Lana "Do you remember your name?" and goes on to sing The Name Game. A name holds a part of ourselves, and Sister Judes was taken away from her. Bringing down Dr. Arden was supposed to redeem her, but now she is more lost than ever. She finally finds peace at the end of the story, not as a nun, not as a bar singer, but as a sort of mother for Thomas and Julia. In her last moments, all the hardships in her life aren't without meaning as she can use them to give life lessons to Julia and Thomas. She accepts Shachath's kiss only after this.

Woman vs Society: This isn't really a story thread so much as a general theme, but I don't think I should leave it out. I don't think it can go unnoticed that Asylum is heavily focused on a womans perspective. Through Lana and Sister Jude's eyes we get a look into womans role in society in the 60's. Lana is put down by her male peers as a reporter, but as she is a woman with great ambition she works through it. Even when reporting the crimes committed against her by Dr. Thredson she isn't taken seriously by the police. Sister Jude is also a woman of ambition, but while Lana shows her ambition openly, Sister Jude works as the shadow of the monsignor Timothy Howard. It's ultimately to her folly as her love for the monsignor blinds her and he takes advantage of her, eventually ruining her. Sister Mary Eunice (non-possessed) is sort of the counterpoint to Lana and Sister Jude. She is completely submissive to Dr. Arden, and her so perceived "innocence" is valued by how much she obeys men, this includes Dr. Arden and to a broader degree, God, who she has given herself over to totally. It's only when the evil spirit/Devil (I'm not sure if it's actually Satan) posseses does she rebel. She rebels against Dr. Arden by being overtly sexual (to his disgust) and rebels against God, the most clear depiction of this is when she rapes the monsignor.   

Now, this is all just my thoughts. I was satisfied with how it ended and have a deep admiration for it.
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Post by: Dice on January 27, 2013, 09:13:26 PM
After a write up like that, I'm curious about the show now
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 27, 2013, 09:20:47 PM
I couldn't rate it highly enough. :)
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Post by: Dice on January 28, 2013, 10:58:18 PM
News not update:  RIP, Young Justice.
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Post by: pseudonym on January 29, 2013, 01:25:33 AM
Yay!!  Downton Abbey is back!  Maggie Smith pulls some one-liners and we all win/
Love this show. :D  I'll spare the details given 90% of this forum is male.  But a good Brit-drama nonetheless.

My wife and I both like Downton Abbey. It's a good period piece with good acting.

As far as other series that my wife and I watch(ed): Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead (she gets a little freaked out by the zombies),  Lie to Me, The Office (stop watching after Steve left), early Family Guy, and Arrested Development. There are some that are popular that we haven't watched: Community, Sherlock, American Horror Story, Parks and Recreation, etc.

My favorite serious series is Breaking Bad. The early seasons of Family Guy cracked me up but I think my favorite comedic series has to be Arrested Development. Both are subject to change, however.
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Post by: GrimReality on January 29, 2013, 12:32:26 PM
If you ask me I think your approaching it from the wrong angle. I think almost all of the plot threads reached their conclusion, it's just not what we are used to. Here is how I see it, I'm gonna put the whole thing in a spoiler box because I plan on going fairly in-depth.

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To me, American Horror Story: Asylum isn't one story, it's many, they all just happen to come to a point in Briarcliff.

Here is a run down of the main plot threads.

Bloody Face: This is the story of Dr. Thredson, Lana Winters and their child John. While Kit is falsely accused of being Bloody Face, this isn't his story, his story is that of the Doctors aka the Aliens. This is the story that met the most traditional conclusion. The worlds most famous serial killers are American, and mental asylums are common fodder in the sort of locations that pop up in ghost stories told around a fire. Dr. Thredson seems to have a lot in common with Ed Gein. This story's central theme seems to be that of motherhood. Dr. Thredson was abandoned by his mother at a young age, something that is mirrored with his son John when Lana puts him up for adoption, as she couldn't bring herself to care for the child of the man who raped and tortured her (and also killed her lover). Both Dr. Thredson and John suffer greatly from their lack of a mother (or at least that's how they see it, it's probably a hereditary mental illness). Both have a strong desire to be breast fed by Lana. The Bloody Face story ends with both Bloody Faces dead (both shot in the head by Lana). This is the most satisfying as we have closure, there isn't anything left unaccounted for. The hero slays the villain.

The Doctors: This is the name Alma gives the aliens, so that's what I'll call them. Their motives aren't fully explained, but this is a clearly superior race to humanity. It makes sense that we wouldn't understand their motives. As the lower species, we are more akin to lab rats. Do lab rats understand why they are experimented on? No, and so it is with how Kit, Alma and Grace. All three are the subjects of their experiments, but as they cannot make sense of why they were chosen, they just have to live their lives around this. Alma has the hardest time dealing with the fact the aliens experimented on her without her consent, while Grace is content in the fact their actions don't seem to be malevolent, after all they saved her life and gave her a child. Dr. Arden as a scientist shows the most interest in getting in contact with the Doctors, but the Doctors make it clear that they are far more powerful than him and give their subjects a guardian, in the form of Pepper, to stop him from messing up their results. Now, what I can say fair certainty is thatAlma and Grace are not important past giving birth and nurturing the children through their early years. The Doctors could have easily stopped Alma, who was driven to the brink of insanity by her abduction, from killing Grace, but they don't. They also don't save Alma from dying in Briarcliff. Kit is left to raise the children to adulthood and make sure they achieve important positions in society, but after that is abducted once again by the Doctors after almost dying at a young age. Optimistically the Doctors extend Kit's life and allow him to live a happy life. However, if we continue to think of the Doctors as inter-steller scientists, it may be more likely that they wanted to do an autopsy on Kit's corpse, as it is clear he is something irregular among humans and interests them greatly. The end goal of the Doctors was to place the two children, Thomas and Julia on Earth. It's clear that they are of intelligence beyond that of normal humans, as evidenced by how they take Sister Jude into the woods to give to the Doctors, which then restores her sanity. As to why they did such a thing, Sister Jude imparts much needed life advice onto the children, she's lived quite the life herself, and it may be the talk she has with the kids on her deathbed that inspire them onto becoming the greats in their careers. I will also point out that everyone who came into contact with the Doctors are dead. Kit, Sister Jude and Pepper probably all died to kill-switch input inside them by the Doctors, all designed to go off when they fulfilled their purpose. If Alma, Grace and Dr. Arden all didn't die shortly after, I think they would have died in a similar manner. So, while Grace doesn't think the Doctors are evil, it's probably clear they aren't "good" either. They are more like scientists carrying out an experiment, the end result being the children (or perhaps they are just another piece of the experiment, the Doctors scope is far greater than that of humans.)

God vs the Devil: Briarcliff ends up as the battleground for a battle between God and Satan, probably not even an important one, just one of many that occur between the two. Each picks their champion, for Satan that is Sister Mary Eunice and for God that is monsignor Timothy Howard. I am NOT saying this is a battle between Good vs Evil. Sister Mary Eunice has good trapped inside her, behind the evil face of the spirit that possess' her, while monsignor Howard hides a dark, ruthless side behind his face as a priest. This does reach a conclusion, it only seems muddled because of the involvement of other characters, but the battle is definitely between these two champions. Sister Mary Eunice takes delight in the chaos and strife she causes and continutes to do so until monsignor Howard is chosen by God (through a message given by the Angel of Death, Shachath) and he smites her, and Shachath then releases Sister Mary Eunice's soul. Timothy Howard you could say is "rewarded" for his act and is promoted higher in the Church, but his role as champion of God ends there.

Vs Self: This is Sister Judes story. Her entire story revolves around finding her place in the world. Before she became a nun she was an alcoholic bar singer, without a purpose. After running over a girl while drunk driving, she turns to God. The guilt over this act is something that eats at her daily, and is something that the possessed Sister Mary Eunice uses to drive her mad. She wears a habit, but underneath she wears red lingerie. This is symbolic of her past. While on the outside she is a holy woman, a pure being, underneath she struggles with her identity and human instincts. When she discovers that Dr. Arden is a Nazi, she sees an opportunity for redemption if she deposes him. She thinks about suicide in the bathroom of a cafe, but after talking with Shachath, she is filled with the purpose she has always longed for. She fails at achieving it herself however, though she inadvertantly causes his death by telling Timothy Howard to kill Sister Mary Eunice. Her love for Timothy Howard has been of great detriment to Sister Jude, as not only does he trap her in Briarcliff as a patient, he lets treatments be administered such as electroshock therapy, that eventually wear away her identity. A good example of this loss of identity is when she is asked by Lana "Do you remember your name?" and goes on to sing The Name Game. A name holds a part of ourselves, and Sister Judes was taken away from her. Bringing down Dr. Arden was supposed to redeem her, but now she is more lost than ever. She finally finds peace at the end of the story, not as a nun, not as a bar singer, but as a sort of mother for Thomas and Julia. In her last moments, all the hardships in her life aren't without meaning as she can use them to give life lessons to Julia and Thomas. She accepts Shachath's kiss only after this.

Woman vs Society: This isn't really a story thread so much as a general theme, but I don't think I should leave it out. I don't think it can go unnoticed that Asylum is heavily focused on a womans perspective. Through Lana and Sister Jude's eyes we get a look into womans role in society in the 60's. Lana is put down by her male peers as a reporter, but as she is a woman with great ambition she works through it. Even when reporting the crimes committed against her by Dr. Thredson she isn't taken seriously by the police. Sister Jude is also a woman of ambition, but while Lana shows her ambition openly, Sister Jude works as the shadow of the monsignor Timothy Howard. It's ultimately to her folly as her love for the monsignor blinds her and he takes advantage of her, eventually ruining her. Sister Mary Eunice (non-possessed) is sort of the counterpoint to Lana and Sister Jude. She is completely submissive to Dr. Arden, and her so perceived "innocence" is valued by how much she obeys men, this includes Dr. Arden and to a broader degree, God, who she has given herself over to totally. It's only when the evil spirit/Devil (I'm not sure if it's actually Satan) posseses does she rebel. She rebels against Dr. Arden by being overtly sexual (to his disgust) and rebels against God, the most clear depiction of this is when she rapes the monsignor.   

Now, this is all just my thoughts. I was satisfied with how it ended and have a deep admiration for it.
Wow. That WAS a hell of a write up!
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I'm right there with you on all of it except the "doctors" bit. Most of what you wrote was pure guessing and speculation. I'm amazed that you got all of that out of what we saw. Now, I readily admit that when it comes to TV shows I'm not known for catching the details, so I very well could have missed some key comments/clues/whatever that gave you this information. It was obvious that the "aliens" were not the point. It was the people that they were' interacting with that we are supposed to care about. But I can't help but want to know exactly who or what they are, and why they we're so darn interested in these people. Where did they come from? What do they look like? Why Why Why???
I DO like your conclusions, but they just involve the people. The "aliens" are so out of left field that I feel we are owed a better explanation for their existence.
Dice, it really IS a great show. Very thought provoking, and unlike any other TV show I've ever seen. Give it a shot.
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 29, 2013, 12:57:56 PM
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Yeah, the Doctors bit is just extrapolation from the few details we are given about them, but at the same time I can't think of any other explanation for their actions. I won't however believe they were just added for the sake of having aliens in the show. Asylum's themes, imagery and symbolism are all so well thought out, better than Murder House's was, it is unlikely that is the case.

It's not like this sort of thing is without precedent in the series though. The whole of Murder House basically revolved around the baby and how it was some sort of apocalyptic messiah, but the most we see come out of that is three years later when he kills his nanny.  

In other news: The return of the the Great British Menu!

I've got it loaded up on Iplayer, but I need to make some food while I watch it, or all that good looking food will drive me insane with hunger.
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Post by: GrimReality on January 29, 2013, 03:16:13 PM
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Yeah, the Doctors bit is just extrapolation from the few details we are given about them, but at the same time I can't think of any other explanation for their actions. I won't however believe they were just added for the sake of having aliens in the show. Asylum's themes, imagery and symbolism are all so well thought out, better than Murder House's was, it is unlikely that is the case.

It's not like this sort of thing is without precedent in the series though. The whole of Murder House basically revolved around the baby and how it was some sort of apocalyptic messiah, but the most we see come out of that is three years later when he kills his nanny.  


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Oh, I totally agree there. I'm sure there's more to the alien bit than shock value. A producer could probably blow our minds with what they we're really doing with all the shows themes. It just makes me feel stupid when I miss something that other people see. Why are you calling season one Murder House? This is the first time I've heard this title used.
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Post by: Starmongoose on January 29, 2013, 03:21:25 PM
Oh, its been retroactively named Murder House. It's what the house is called in the actual show when that tour van comes around. It's just a way to differentiate the series, since each series is a different story.

Murder House
Asylum
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Post by: Dice on January 31, 2013, 10:49:02 PM
^^ Ooooo kinda like how 999 was retroactively called Zero Escape: 999?? :O  (That's the only reference I know you and I will both know).

Over the last few weeks I watched ALL and am cut up on Parks and Rec.
The first season was...pretty awful, she's Michael Scott ver 2.
Everything after was pure, pure gold though.  I don't find Amy Poehler adorable at all, but she plays one of the sweetest characters.  And while The Office is based around awkward relationships, I love how pretty much everyone in Parks are...buddies. :D
It's hard to find a character I dislike, this show is grand. x)
Nothing like when regular TV can entertain.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on February 02, 2013, 02:02:52 PM
The new season of RuPaul's Drag Race just started, and I already have a favorite queen: Jade Jolie. Not only does she make a gorgeous queen with an impossibly bubbly and infectious personality, but she's also a gamer! She got part of her drag name, Jade, from Mortal Kombat. Only one episode has aired, and I'm crossing my fingers that she'll win, or at the very least go far.
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Post by: Tooker on February 02, 2013, 10:11:22 PM
A few weeks ago, we started going through the new Doctor Who series and watching the episodes we liked.  We're up to the last few episodes of season 3 (the one with Martha), and I'm realizing a couple of things.

One, that I really like how they set everything up over the course of the season for these final episodes, and also, these last few episodes of the season are really good.  (Not perfect, perhaps, but really good.)

Two, I'm definitely seeing the arrogance and harshness of David Tennant's Doctor starting to come in.  He's still got another season plus what amounts to a season worth of specials to go, but by the end, that version of The Doctor really needed to leave.  He was too convinced that whatever he wanted to be right was automatically right.
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Post by: Dice on February 02, 2013, 11:56:49 PM
So the Office keeps playing on its retarrded Plot Twist and new love triangle (like the show hasn't seen enough?).  Pam apparently is crushing on the "behind the scenes" BOOM MIKE guy and have had a "friendly and platonic" relationship behind the scenes.  THis is a silly move to pull, not only to show a hidden friendship/developing romance completely behind the scenes, but also takes a well played character, whom over the course of 9 years we saw her wonderfully played romance with Jim, and demotes her to a cheap girl pinning for yet another fella in secret.  I realize marriage tensions happen, but I don't think this was a good way to do it, nor a good way to break the 4th in the show.

And fuck it.  Pam's a shitty painter.

30 Rock is now over.  It had a good seven years and I'm glad it knew when to quit and move on.  Everyone got a good ending, and while I won't say it was a fun-filled episode (i.e. "funny-filled"), and while the show wasn't always my taste in humor, it was still a great end to an overall great show.  So long 30 Rock!  Hope the next thing Tina Fey does is great, she's proved herself beautifully here.
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Post by: Dice on February 04, 2013, 08:17:11 AM
*bark bark bark*
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Post by: Aeolus on February 04, 2013, 09:31:35 AM
Shin Sekai no Yori -- I love that this series time skips.  Recent episode has a man with *two irises* per eye. ... I'll let you think about that one (answer: yes, he does come in to kick ass).  This series is dark and pretty depressing, I'm convinced the pretty and giant eyed characters are meant to "fluff" it up a bit.

Kotoura - It's 4 for 4 on good episodes, but I'd regard the latest as the weakest; the bit with the grandpa (while I'm glad he's still a really active part in her life) was grossly unnecessary.

Amnesia - The revelation for Red wasn't too interesting, turns out the more critical "I killed a man" was a small fuck up... a shame because the mistake was more interesting, if harder to deal with.  I like their convenient method for "switching boys".  We're onto "Blue" next I guess (the only guy's name I got memorized is Toma's... he looks the least full of himself, so woo, I root for him! But if the OP/ED have anything to determine the "order" of pairings, I think he might be last D:  )

I never realized the amount of quick 5 min episodes (last i watched was...DiGi Character...like ten years ago almost).  Do they just air between things?

Seems like you're in the wrong thread.
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Post by: Dice on February 04, 2013, 05:36:41 PM
*Technically* not. :D
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Post by: Ashton on February 05, 2013, 09:53:50 PM
Young Justice is getting cancelled. Fuck.
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Post by: Agent D. on February 05, 2013, 09:57:07 PM
Young Justice is getting cancelled. Fuck.
You read that too, huh?

I thought it just hadn't been renewed yet, though. Sucks especially since this whole season has been great.

Edit: Petition for preventing the cancellation of it and Green Lantern (GL is pretty meh, w/e)

https://www.change.org/petitions/cartoon-network-warner-bros-bring-back-young-justice-and-green-lantern-the-animated-series
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Post by: Dice on February 05, 2013, 10:09:24 PM
I'm surprised, I thought it was doing well.  I know a lot of (youth's?) cartoons don't really run a long time, but I thought this was different.  Any reason?  The way the schedule for the 2nd season was pretty messy but I doubt that's the whole thing.
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Post by: Agent D. on February 05, 2013, 10:51:37 PM
I'm surprised, I thought it was doing well.  I know a lot of (youth's?) cartoons don't really run a long time, but I thought this was different.  Any reason?  The way the schedule for the 2nd season was pretty messy but I doubt that's the whole thing.
It wasn't picked up was the only reason I read. Apparently, the new teen titans cartoon and new batman cartoon are replacing them. Sad times, since neither of them look all that good.
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Post by: Raze on February 05, 2013, 11:22:22 PM
I'm surprised, I thought it was doing well.  I know a lot of (youth's?) cartoons don't really run a long time, but I thought this was different.  Any reason?  The way the schedule for the 2nd season was pretty messy but I doubt that's the whole thing.

The conspiracy theory is CN cares more about toy sales than ratings and YJ toys don't sell.

It could also be the thing where the...animators guild or whatever animators have, has a deal where if a show goes over so many episodes everyone gets guaranteed raises. A deal that kind of backfired on them since it means a lot of times networks would rather cancel a show after two seasons than pay up. There's loopholes though, like Justice League: Unlimited was a 'new' show.
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Post by: Lard on February 08, 2013, 08:56:38 AM
Starting a rewatch of Doctor Who from the very beginning, starting with Hartnell.

I'd forgotten what a bastard he was at the beginning.
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Post by: Tooker on February 08, 2013, 10:50:06 AM
He was, wasn't he?  I recently started at the beginning, but I've only got the DVDs up to sometime early in the second Doctor's run, so that's as far as I've gotten.

On a side note that I hope I didn't already post here, check out the credits.  Apparently, the actor was always credited as playing Doctor Who until David Tennant convinced them to change it to "The Doctor."  Because as he said, the character's not actually named Doctor Who - he's just The Doctor.  It's the show that's Doctor Who.  I kind of like what a fanboy that makes him sound like. :)
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Post by: Dice on February 08, 2013, 02:07:41 PM
Parks and Rec -- The wedding food was an excellent solution, one I'd hope to adopt one day (but more eclectic, from all places I love to eat at), and we got some awesome physical comedy from Ron Swanson.  Love the man.  Meanwhile, poor Ann, being the more level-headed character of the show, still struggles getting a proper storyline.  Anyways, best secondary character in this show?  Perd.  He wasn't in this week, but I thought I'd say it.

The Office -- continues to demonstrate how much its ship has sank.  It was a good episode, but you know there's a problem when the whole cast is sad Andy is coming back as much as the audience [probably] is.  Also, David Wallace I guess is in charge of Dunder Mifflin again (I doubt I was paying attention too hard when that happened), so in 9 years the show just went in a complete circle.  I do like Dave Wallace though.  Meanwhile Erin did the right thing, even if it is "yet another at-work relationship" for the show, and Pam and Jim give Brian less contrived screen time so they can focus on themselves.  If Brian was a boom mike guy for the "mockumentary", why are they following Pam and Jim's lunch date with him?  Sounds awkward.... =/

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Post by: Yoda on February 08, 2013, 02:23:59 PM
Did you see the same office I did?

Boom mike guy beat up a dude at the end and proclaimed he'd always be there for Pam
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Post by: Dice on February 08, 2013, 07:26:31 PM
Did you see the same office I did?

Boom mike guy beat up a dude at the end and proclaimed he'd always be there for Pam

You missed the latest episode, guy.
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Post by: Yoda on February 09, 2013, 02:27:31 AM
weird... i coulda swore I watched the orifice last week.

I think I'm caught in some nutso time bubble.

carry on my friendo
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Post by: Yoda on February 09, 2013, 04:39:21 PM
The Office is a perfect shitstorm of a trainwreck.

Man the writers have no idea what they want to do with this, it sems.
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Post by: Agent D. on February 09, 2013, 05:08:47 PM
I watch too many prime time comedies. 1600 Penn and Guys with Kids are both funny, Big Bang Theory is hilarious, and How I met your Mother is so awesome. Alao, I started watching Incredible Crew on cartoon network...it's a shame the cast isn't 5 years older, it'd be on par with Saturday Night Live.
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Post by: Yoda on February 09, 2013, 05:37:03 PM
I loved HIMYM for the 1st 4 seasons or so.... but damn IMO it's been dragging something fierce
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Post by: Starmongoose on February 09, 2013, 05:43:43 PM
Big Bang Theory is mediocre at best for me and I find How I met your mother completely insufferable. I haven't heard of the other two but gathered from your tastes, I know what to avoid. :P
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Post by: Yoda on February 09, 2013, 06:48:06 PM
Big Bang Theory is mediocre at best for me and I find How I met your mother completely insufferable. I haven't heard of the other two but gathered from your tastes, I know what to avoid. :P
(http://i.imgur.com/1XuvE.gif)
"ohhhh how the other half lives..."
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Post by: Starmongoose on February 09, 2013, 07:02:19 PM
Well forgive me for not wanting to watch the working class. Is it so wrong?
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Post by: GrimReality on February 09, 2013, 08:27:10 PM
Well forgive me for not wanting to watch the working class. Is it so wrong?
Hey! I'm the only one around here allowed to be an insufferable, arrogant, jerk. Get your own schtick.
; - )(I think)
BTW, I've never seen any of these shows, so I can't comment there. But if D likes them, then I know to avoid them. He DID like Ted and Kung Pow, after all.
; - )
(I think I'm so funny)
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Post by: (Tunnels) on February 09, 2013, 09:02:15 PM
I loved HIMYM for the 1st 4 seasons or so.... but damn IMO it's been dragging something fierce

Truth. I jumped on the HIMYM (does anyone else pronounce it Him-yim?) back in late 2011, early 2012, and watched it every chance I could get. I even got my bf into it and he tore through all the episodes as well. However it's humor and premise is starting to wear thin.
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Post by: Starmongoose on February 09, 2013, 09:03:25 PM
Well forgive me for not wanting to watch the working class. Is it so wrong?
Hey! I'm the only one around here allowed to be an insufferable, arrogant, jerk. Get your own schtick.


But, but I do it better. :(

Ps. I was only joking, I'm common as muck.
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Post by: Agent D. on February 10, 2013, 12:16:22 AM
Well, I do have the benefit of not watching it every week, as well as not watching any of seasons 2-4, so it's pretty fresh.

I have low standards for humor, pardon me for enjoying burp and fart jokes
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Post by: Dice on February 10, 2013, 01:34:04 AM
The Office is a perfect shitstorm of a trainwreck.

Man the writers have no idea what they want to do with this, it sems.

THe last episode wasn't even funny.  It *was trying* to be more serious, so it switched the funny out, but...who cares?
I hate it though; instead of finishing it and leaving a great legacy, they're dragging it out and really ruining what I loved about the show initially.  They should have structured and ended it around M Scott's departure.

Ironically, Parks and Rec started out just as pure shit, a poor man's 'The Office' clone, but is a *way* stronger series in pretty much every episode season 2 and up (except "Sister City", that was awful and the one exception).

The last three Elementary episodes: Good-Meh-Great.

Archer has been a bit soft lately, it's capable of better, but still provides awesome character interactions.

I'm with Mongoosey on HIMYM ("him-yim" just made it easier to write the acronym, thanks Tunny!!) and Big Bang.  I find them average at best.  All Big Bang really has going for it are Sheldon and sometimes Penny.  HIMYM is a show better without its lead (who's just too boring).  The few eps the boyfriend showed me as shining examples are all I really like.
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Post by: Akanbe- on February 11, 2013, 03:36:11 PM
I loved HIMYM for the 1st 4 seasons or so.... but damn IMO it's been dragging something fierce

I read somewhere, heck maybe it was here I don't know, that the writers wanted to end it last season but NBC or whatever station they're on has been pushing for more seasons.  I think they said season 9 might be the end? Not sure.

All Big Bang really has going for it are Sheldon and sometimes Penny. 

Bollocks.  Howard and Raj are by far the best.  Amy is amusing at times as well.
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Post by: Dice on February 11, 2013, 04:46:14 PM
Girls -- I watch the show on and off, but I think I can make a comment by now.  I think there's a bit too much hype around the show and some of it is reeally pretentious.  But for the most part, does a pretty good job.  I'm probably alone, but I get sick of the amount of sex stuff in HBO shows, it's a bit redundant and oddly expected.   Also, as I giant tomboy I have trouble with some of the excessive girly-ness; but overall (and to give the quick gist) t's a more down-to-earth continuation of Sex and the City.

Recent ep had some interesting nude scenes with Lena Dunham.  Good on her for not being afraid to show off an overweight body; but oddly enough, the excessive tats are what are turning me off from finding her overall look appealing.
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Post by: Dice on February 15, 2013, 12:29:10 PM
The Office -- A one hour episode that they clearly had trouble filling in the time with.  Eugh, y'know, I was ok with M. Scott's departure for the first season, but with continuous disappointment, I consider the parts of the show that he was the Dunder Mifflin manager as canon and the rest taking place in some alternate reality.  They're focused on closing off plot lines.  Dwight and Angela, Jim and Pam (which is becoming more exhausting because neither are reconcilable), Toby and....the Scranton Strangler?? From like a few seasons back???  Huh.  Comepletely out of left field, but I've come to love Oscar for his sensible nature and occasional ability to bring up some great scenes.

Community -- you can tell the same people aren't involved with this season.  Ahbed gets the quote of the year, "I remember when this show used to be about a Community College".  It speaks volumes.  ACtually...

Archer -- ...kinda feels like this too, it's gotten a bit wacky and it lacks the same laughs it used to because the ISIS staff is becoming head-in-ass retarded.

Parks and Rec --  I do like the show seems to have found a proper villain for once.  The episode was pretty good though, silly and sweet.  I feel bad for Andy though.

Elementary -- I really like this show.  Good mystery!  It's less ostentatious than the BBC one, but contains some of the common cop drama of an American series.  The blend works though.

I also watched the First episode of "The Newsroom".  I'm mixed.  It's got a TON of potential, but I think it touts itself as being a bit smarter than it is... it's hard to explain it.  I also find politically driven material really hard to push and a tad irritating, even if it is well-meaning and makes good arguments.  I might stick with it, the cast is great, and the performances perfect -- the content, even if provoking, may be less so.  I thought, better than the epic speech in the first episode (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEyUWKJFER8), the aftermath where the school sues for "psychological distress" or something was what *screamed* "modern day" America to this Canadian alien. ;)
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on February 18, 2013, 12:23:47 AM
Walking Dead was pretty good tonight. Set up for some interesting stuff to come.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on February 18, 2013, 01:39:38 AM
Walking Dead was pretty good tonight. Set up for some interesting stuff to come.

I agree. For the first half I was a little worried it would be one of the more low-key episodes, like the ones from season 2, but then we hit the bridge scene, as well as those last 15 minutes, which were intense.

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Hoping this attack will snap Rick out of his daze so he can be a friggin' leader again. And yay, Daryl's back! I love love love him and Carol together, so I hope that progresses some.
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Post by: GrimReality on February 18, 2013, 04:36:32 PM
Yeah, TWD was pretty decent tonight. Better than last week, which just kind of felt like a vehicle for commercials. Actually, it ALL does now, but that's what comes with success. Endless commercials!
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Don't we all just want to punch Andrea? She should have seen through that idiot from the start. He's a freakin' game show host. I understand the wish for stability and comfort, but common sense needs to stick around, too.
The whole Daryl/Merle thing is kind of weird. It's like they had him leave just so he could come back. There was no real good reason there. He knew it, too.
I think we are ALL getting tired of Rick's dementia. Maybe if Lori wasn't such a plain jane idiot, I'd understand it, but I don't, so snap out of it!
 
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Post by: (Tunnels) on February 18, 2013, 09:18:36 PM
New Adventure Time:

Fionna and Cake need their own show!
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Post by: Agent D. on February 18, 2013, 09:25:06 PM
New Adventure Time:

Fionna and Cake need their own show!
I concur, Fionna and Cake are awesome. But Marceline---->Marshall Lee. Prince Gumball is more awesome than Princess Bubblegum, mostly because Neil Patrick Harris wins.
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Post by: DPB on February 18, 2013, 09:37:34 PM

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Don't we all just want to punch Andrea? She should have seen through that idiot from the start. He's a freakin' game show host. I understand the wish for stability and comfort, but common sense needs to stick around, too.

I can't stand Andrea either, she's definitely taken Lori's place as worst character on the show.
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You'd think by now with the masses of evidence that she'd realise that the governor is a monster. Decapitated heads in tanks, the zombie child, kidnapping her former allies, bloodsports and a band of thugs as his militia. But all it takes is a little flattery from him and she's back on his side.
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Post by: Yoda on February 18, 2013, 09:51:52 PM
RE: The Office....

Andy went from likable buffoon to complete and insufferable asshole 
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Post by: pseudonym on February 26, 2013, 08:42:04 PM
Walking Dead was pretty good tonight. Set up for some interesting stuff to come.

The last four or so episodes have been kind of bland for me. I'm hoping that next week's episode is going to be good. It looks like it.

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The Governor is a bland character?
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Post by: DPB on February 27, 2013, 06:16:09 PM
This weeks episode of the WD wasn't great, there's been too much filler in the second half of this season, it seems to have turned into a soap opera again. I almost gave up on the show after season 2, but then it returned to form. I hope they're going to get things back on track soon, killing off Andrea would be a start. I thought I couldn't like her any less than I already did, but she gets worse by every episode.
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Post by: GrimReality on February 27, 2013, 08:43:10 PM
Yeah, this second half of season 3 has been weaker than the first half. Still decently entertaining, though. The show has been a soap opera from the beginning. I've never understood that argument. The zombies are there just for filler.

I finally started watching season 2 of Game of Thrones today. HBO can go screw for taking so long to release it.
Damn, this show is great.
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Post by: pseudonym on February 27, 2013, 11:55:40 PM
This weeks episode of the WD wasn't great, there's been too much filler in the second half of this season, it seems to have turned into a soap opera again. I almost gave up on the show after season 2, but then it returned to form. I hope they're going to get things back on track soon, killing off Andrea would be a start. I thought I couldn't like her any less than I already did, but she gets worse by every episode.

My wife and I crack up at the actress that plays Andrea. She always "bobs" when she walks and she leans a lot when she is staying still. I think season 2, in some respect, is better than the last four or so episodes of this season. One thing I don't like about this season is the Governor character. I think his character is bland.
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Post by: Lard on March 03, 2013, 08:47:10 AM
Watching the Hartnell stuff (1st Doctor) in Doctor Who.

Hartnell's Doctor is a real bastard.

Some really good stories (Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Aztecs) but some boring ones too.

Granted, tastes have changed over 50 years.
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Post by: Tooker on March 03, 2013, 11:51:36 AM
He is, isn't he? :)

I'm on the 2nd Doctor right now, watching it on DVD.  From the extras, it seems like they were really trying to find their way still, even into the 2nd Doctor's episodes.  But like you said, there was both good and bad stuff there.  They sometimes read old reviews of the show, and even back then, they thought the bad ones were bad. 

The interesting thing to me has been when those reviews said things like "well, I shouldn't expect more, it's just a kid's show," or "this is really good for a kids show," or "I'm not sure that episode was appropriate for kids."  I know that's what it nominally started out as, but it just doesn't feel like a kid's show to me.
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Post by: Starmongoose on March 03, 2013, 12:13:53 PM
Doctor Who is a weird one that way. :P I'll learn more towards kids show though.  Though it's ahead of the times for a kids show, having gay relationships in it and such. I'd say its more for early teens.


Sarah Jane Adventures - 13 and under

Doctor Who - 13 and up

Tortchwood - 16 and up.

Or something like that.
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Post by: Aeolus on March 03, 2013, 07:01:03 PM
Man, I didn't even know that anything from before the third Doctor still survived.
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Post by: Tooker on March 03, 2013, 09:05:57 PM
There are big gaps, sadly including the story where the Doctor regenerates for the first time.  But there were a bunch that they got their hands on, and they've put most of them out on DVD.  Not all yet, but most.  They've had to be pretty creative with some stories to put together missing episodes.  Actually, in a couple of cases, they just have audio, and they've animated some of the missing stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Doctor_Who_DVD_and_Blu-ray_releases#First_Doctor_releases
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Post by: Yoda on March 03, 2013, 10:54:21 PM
I love old Dr. Who. It's a fascinating show to go back to.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on March 03, 2013, 11:13:09 PM
Walking Dead was pretty great tonight.

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And Michonne gained some much needed development. Her comic version is one of my fav characters, and now the TV version is starting to become one as well. Loved that line about that ceramic cat thing and how she had to go back because it was "just too damn gorgeous."
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Post by: GrimReality on March 03, 2013, 11:32:37 PM
Walking Dead was pretty great tonight.

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And Michonne just gained some much needed development. Her comic version is one of my fav characters, and now the TV version is starting to become one as well. Loved that line about that ceramic cat thing and how she had to go back because it was "just too gorgeous."
Yeah, it was nice to take a break from the prison and the Governor.
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I wonder if we'll ever see Morgan again. I was hoping he would go with Rick.
And, man, didn't you feel bad for the fellow on the road screaming for help? I wanted them to stop and help him! And then we see at the end that he had been killed. It's amazing how callus living a world like that makes you.
Michonne has been nothing but quiet stares for far too long. You want to like her so much, but the show doesn't seem to know what to do with her besides kill things. I'm glad they did even a little bit.
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Post by: Lard on March 04, 2013, 08:22:34 PM
Man, I didn't even know that anything from before the third Doctor still survived.

There's quite a bit of the first Doctor left. Troughton's era is the one that suffered the most.

Originally it *was* a kids show. That's why a lot of the historicals were done - so they had educational value.

You guys are right about them finding their way though, they didn't even come up with the Time Lords until the end of Troughton's era.
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Post by: Aeolus on March 08, 2013, 03:10:30 AM
Alright. I need to fess up and admit that I actually watched King of the Nerds.

And like all other reality shows, this too ended up being a popularity contest and people bringing out their ugly, vicious, cutthroat sides was still the only reason to watch.

Thank god Archer ran on the same time slot as the boring parts of the show usually were and The Daily Show came on just in time to rinse the bile out of my eye sockets.
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Post by: Agent D. on March 09, 2013, 04:50:05 PM
Pardon the entire upcoming post as it will be entirely in caps and full of rage...

HOW THE FUCK CAN CARTOON NETWORK CANCEL YOUNG JUSTICE? THE SHOW IS YHE BEST CARTOON I HAVE EVER WATCHED, AND IT HAS MANAGED TO MAKE ME A BELIEVER IN DC AGAIN! FUCK THE MONEY HUNGRY EXECUTIVES AND BULLSHIT PRACTICES, THIS SHOW IS AMAZING AND DESERVES TO STAY ON THE AIR! NOTHING HAS BEEN AS AMAZINGLY WELL EXECUTED AS THIS ONE CARTOON IN TERMS OF HOME ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA!

I love Young Justice.
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Post by: Yoda on March 12, 2013, 01:27:56 PM
the Thick of It is now on hulu. and the villagers rejoice
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Post by: Agent D. on March 16, 2013, 11:20:06 AM
So as far as I can tell, today was the final episode of young justice. Even in the final episode it managed to impress me. Cartoon Network cancelling this is a serious mistake.
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Post by: Dice on March 17, 2013, 12:20:01 AM
I was cooking today and caught My Little Pony on.  I decided to give it a watch, see what the fuss, fandom, and fanatics is all about.
I didn't fall in love, but I *get it*.
It's just a light, fluffy show where nothing too-too terrible happens.  It's cute, girlie, happy, magical, and silly.  Essentially, there's little to hate -- except [gasp!] the fanatics themselves.

Anyways. 
The Office almost warranted a spin-off featuring Dwight... after the episode "The Farm", I'm glad they pulled that idea away.  Either way, the show is wrapping up his character arch, Dwight is the proud owner of a bigger farm. 

Parks and Rec was fun. I liked seeing "Leslie's porno", and I like when she and Ron have their moments together; their relationship is the epitome of how "opposites attract".  And oh man...Jean Rafio's sister... weird.

Archer was a lot of fun.  After a slow start this season, its been picking up a lot a lot!  Some good action, and I loved the way Archer's "daring rescue" was animated.  Pam and Kreiger[?] (that doctor/scientist dude with the virtual anime girl) continues to be disgusting (I think he fucked that pig for one... Pam's impersonation of Lana was spot on).  Also there's moose in mousse.

I want to watch 1600 Pen...I had a crush on Bill Pullman when I was young... and now too, but he's gotten a bit old, and probably smells like old people smell.  ....
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Post by: Agent D. on March 17, 2013, 03:03:32 AM
1600 pen is pretty funny, but only because of Josh Gad's shenanigans. He plays an idiot quite well. Overall, I enjoy the show as it pokes fun at a fairly fucked with genre (politics) by making it a family sitcom. Course, if this is similar to how obama's family is in the white house....god I fear for our country.
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Post by: Ashton on March 18, 2013, 09:53:12 PM
I saw the final episode of Young Justice. I have only one thing to say. Well, two things. The first is

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WALLY! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
The second is I hate that Connor and Megan got back together. Seriously? WTF.
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Post by: Agent D. on March 18, 2013, 11:05:19 PM
I second your secret text. I second it alot.

I liked the couple of super boy and miss martian, though. They were cute together, both completely retarded in their surroundings. Fuck La'ghann, he was ass. The fact that they went as far as to straight up call Vergil Static just shows that Static Shock was a badass cartoon too.

I did like the ending line....business as usual. Words to live by.
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Post by: Ashton on March 18, 2013, 11:17:13 PM
Problem with Superboy and Miss Martian, if you listen to their conversation earlier in the season, the subtext becomes incredibly disturbing. Superboy asks if she didn't know that he'd feel 'her touch' and that she 'perverted it.' She took something that was supposedly pure and good and made it into a traumatic experience for him. He then asked if she was sorry she did it, or sorry she got caught. It was basically an allegory for rape, and the fact that they got back together has a lot of problems associated with the background and subtext; Megan basically got off scot free for her actions.

As for my secret text, I expected it due to the foreshadowing in the penultimate episode, but I was hoping I was wrong. Damn was I right.
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Post by: Agent D. on March 19, 2013, 01:48:00 PM
I disagree, rape is a little extreme for that circumstance. I'd compare it more to a young couple's first time having sex, and the inevitable freak out. It's funny to see Superboy as the girl in this case, but it worked. Plus the fact that after they originally broke it off, Superboy stayed the loner for as long as he did, he never stopped caring. Meanwhile Miss Martian had her rebound guy (though a 5 year relationship....wtf) whom she was obviously just using for hot martian x tunafish sex, the moment something bad happened she immediately deads fishface and gets all pathetic. I think the two of them were amazingly meant for each other, as they're both horrible in social situations, Megan the postergirl cheerleader and Connor the ever brooding lone wolf....complete with his wolf and a bike he has dubbed "she" when referring to it. They work for each other...cuz I doubt anyone else would work with either of them. Don't get me wrong, I could see how easily perceived your view of it is, and perhaps it is what the writers were aiming for, but I see it more easily this way.

As for SPOILER TAGS OMG, we both agree....it hit hard. I almost choked back a tear when...
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Artemis went to Wally's family and they all broke down, GOD that was a sad moment .
I'm gonna miss this show...especially since tge new teen titans show looks even more silly than the old one, and Beware the Batman looks odd.
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Post by: Lard on March 25, 2013, 01:43:44 AM
Doctor Who and Game of Thrones next week!

As for the Walking Dead....

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I actually felt bad for Merle at the end
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Post by: GrimReality on March 25, 2013, 09:56:10 AM
Doctor Who and Game of Thrones next week!

As for the Walking Dead....

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I actually felt bad for Merle at the end
Yeah, DW starts back up on Saturday.
I'm currently watching season 2 of GoT. I won't get to see season 3 for a year. Screw HBO.

TWD:
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I kind of did, too. The man was one hell of a tortured individual. And didn't you just want to hug the hell out of Daryl?
I kind of figured Michonne(sp?) wouldn't make it back to Woodbury.
Final Ep. should be a good one. I wonder if anyone else will bite it. Perhaps they'll go ultra-tragic and kill off  Maggie or Glen. That would be MEAN.
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Post by: Lard on March 27, 2013, 07:11:37 AM
TWD:
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I kind of did, too. The man was one hell of a tortured individual. And didn't you just want to hug the hell out of Daryl?
I kind of figured Michonne(sp?) wouldn't make it back to Woodbury.
Final Ep. should be a good one. I wonder if anyone else will bite it. Perhaps they'll go ultra-tragic and kill off  Maggie or Glen. That would be MEAN.

I don't think so. I think
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some of the townspeople will bite it. Possibly the baby. If they do kill anyone, it won't be big. Maybe Beth, Maggie's sister.
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Post by: Starmongoose on March 30, 2013, 05:18:04 PM
Thumbs up for the new Doctor Who episode.
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Post by: Raze on March 30, 2013, 10:51:02 PM
 The doctor's there to fill the void from losing muh saturday morning cartoons.
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Post by: kyuusei on March 31, 2013, 10:13:00 PM
Game of Thrones: S3E1

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Uhhh... [s]does Barristan Selmy join Daenerys in the books?! Clearly I need to get farther in book 3.[/s] WHAT THE FUCK NEVERMIND HE'S WHITEBEARD.

I totally wanted that ep to end with her taking the Unsullied. :D
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Post by: GrimReality on March 31, 2013, 11:13:45 PM
Thumbs up for the new Doctor Who episode.
I friggin' missed it! I sat down an hour late. Oops. I'll catch it one of of their re-plays.

The Walking Dead season finale:
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WTF?! All that for...THAT?! The freakin' governor doesn't even bite it?! Where the hell did he go? It felt like nothing really happened in that episode. The big drama was with Andrea, and I didn't even like her very much. And now their back at the prison, with a bunch more people? This all makes no sense. I was hoping they were done with the prison, and we'd get a fresh location for next season.  Not what I expected at all.
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Post by: Dice on April 01, 2013, 01:00:21 AM
Game of Thrones

Who needs nipples?
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Post by: Yoda on April 01, 2013, 01:32:57 AM
I wish HBO offered just like an XBLA sub.

There's no fuckin' way I'm paying for cable



Freaks and Geeks: such a sweet show. Give it a shot
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Post by: Dice on April 01, 2013, 01:27:23 PM
TWO PARTT CANTERLOT WEDDING
http://youtu.be/QHpOlLYHIgQ

(http://equestriabr.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/canterlot-wedding.jpg)
omg, Shining Armor is sooo handsome.
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Post by: Agent D. on April 02, 2013, 06:41:39 AM
New Adventurr Time was fucking strange last night. I enjoyed it immensely.
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Post by: DPB on April 04, 2013, 12:14:23 PM

The Walking Dead season finale:
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WTF?! All that for...THAT?! The freakin' governor doesn't even bite it?! Where the hell did he go? It felt like nothing really happened in that episode. The big drama was with Andrea, and I didn't even like her very much. And now their back at the prison, with a bunch more people? This all makes no sense. I was hoping they were done with the prison, and we'd get a fresh location for next season.  Not what I expected at all.
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Yeah, the Governor story arc feels really played out at this point. We've already seen every side to his character, and he's completely irredemable. Keeping him around for another season must be purely motivated by ratings.
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Post by: Lard on April 04, 2013, 03:00:38 PM
I've moved onto the Troughton era in Who.

Season 4 was pretty good, but season 5 has Tomb of the Cybermen, Abominable Snowmen and The Ice Warriors all in a row.
This may be my new favourite season.
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Post by: Dice on April 05, 2013, 05:50:44 PM
Guys.  The new Hannibal TV series.  Man, it can give you the chills...!
Mads Mikkelson (from Casino Royale as the Bond-villain) pulls of a great Hannibal, while Hugh Dancy and Laurence Fishbourne all work wonderfully together.  It's creepy, gory, but filled with great detail.  Please give it a watch!

The Office is ruined, but just to keep up: breaking the 4th wall by having a real Documentary of the Mockumentary that's been happening in the show for 9 years is just.... kinda in bad taste, pure plot fodder for a show thats run out of ideas.  The staff of Dunder Mifflin are scared about having their lives exposed, and talk about their thoughts....in front of a camera man.  Moving on.

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Post by: Aeolus on April 06, 2013, 02:04:22 AM
Do you want the mustache 5-O'clock shadow on or off?

...

...Too bad.
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Post by: Agent D. on April 06, 2013, 03:22:30 AM
Watched the new Hannibal, it's pretty cool. This is the second time Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen have worked together that I recall, the first being King Arthur. Both are great actors, but Mads' english is terribad, he makes for a psychoticly reserved Hannibal, for sure....but he sounds sort of like he's mumbling some of his lines.trying to get the language right.

No one does Hannibal better than Anthony Hopkins.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on April 07, 2013, 12:04:09 PM
I really enjoyed last week's Community. When the season started, I was afraid that they would just fall back on wacky scenarios and have little character growth, but I feel that the last few episodes have shown that the writers are still interested in exploring these characters. The show may not be as funny as it was, but it makes me smile and I really enjoy spending time with these people.
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Post by: kyuusei on April 08, 2013, 03:05:00 AM
Game of Thrones, S3E2, no spoilers.

Oh hey so I should REALLLY catch up in A Storm of Swords.
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Post by: Yoda on April 08, 2013, 10:37:53 AM
I really enjoyed last week's Community. When the season started, I was afraid that they would just fall back on wacky scenarios and have little character growth, but I feel that the last few episodes have shown that the writers are still interested in exploring these characters. The show may not be as funny as it was, but it makes me smile and I really enjoy spending time with these people.

It's been a hit or miss season. There have been a few clunkers but it's been pretty good otherwise. They still do little gags right, like when Troy texted Abed the pic of him raiding the food closet for the Let's chips
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Post by: Yoda on April 08, 2013, 11:29:32 AM
Game of Thrones, S3E2, no spoilers.

Oh hey so I should REALLLY catch up in A Storm of Swords.


How far in are you?  I just picked it back up after a LONG hiatus and it gets really good. Some unexpected twists for sure
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Post by: kyuusei on April 08, 2013, 02:11:46 PM
Almost halfway through, haven't hit the Red Wedding yet. A couple of things in the show that I hadn't read in the book yet were
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Whitebeard being Barristan Selmy in E1, and The Hound stumbling upon Arya in E2, plus Theon's torture. He's barely even MENTIONED  in ASOS yet.

Also it's about damn time Jojen and Meera Reed showed up. Nothing against Osha, but they're a big part of Bran's storyline and it was weird not seeing them in S2.
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Post by: Yoda on April 08, 2013, 02:35:36 PM
Ugh I wish I didn't read that Spoiler. I thought the one guy was dead and never to be heard from again because I can't stand him.
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Post by: kyuusei on April 08, 2013, 02:44:40 PM
THAT'S WHY IT'S IN SPOILER TAGS

I don't think anyone likes him, to be fair. If it makes it any better, he's BEING tortured.
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Post by: Yoda on April 08, 2013, 03:03:34 PM
I'm going to go Gregor Clegane on your ass for this
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z70/Chips347/hulk.gif)
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Post by: kyuusei on April 08, 2013, 05:22:52 PM
Not my fault you looked. :P I'll just burn your face off then.
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 09, 2013, 11:01:06 AM
GoT was good. :D When I read the book I the Tyrell grandmother than Sansa meets was Maggie Smith in my head. :P
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Post by: Yoda on April 09, 2013, 11:39:53 AM
Not my fault you looked. :P I'll just burn your face off then.

(http://s2.favim.com/orig/36/game-of-thrones-gethin-anthony-renly-baratheon-Favim.com-290080.gif)
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Post by: Ashton on April 09, 2013, 10:11:36 PM
http://io9.com/when-dc-canceled-young-justice-it-destroyed-a-universe-471835934

Why no, I'm still not over CN canceling YJ.
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Post by: Agent D. on April 09, 2013, 10:23:45 PM
ARGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH my saturdays suck now.
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Post by: Yoda on April 09, 2013, 11:05:00 PM
Is this show on hulu or netflix?
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Post by: Agent D. on April 09, 2013, 11:51:50 PM
Is this show on hulu or netflix?
Not sure, I recorded every episode on my cablebox dvr so I never bothered looking for alternate sources for it. I think it's safe to say it is on netflix at least. Dude, if you liked Justice League or Batman TAS, this show is easily on par with or superior to them.
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Post by: Aeolus on April 12, 2013, 01:28:04 AM
Archer Season Finale: And once again, Sealab is a giant fricken bomb on stilts.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on April 13, 2013, 11:41:10 PM
Started watching Parks & Recreation. On Season 2. I'm really really enjoying this show. Gives me warm feels. Not always laugh out load, but it makes me smile over and over and over.

I'm pretty much in love with Andy and Ron.
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Post by: Dice on April 14, 2013, 12:20:44 AM
Started watching Parks & Recreation. On Season 2. I'm really really enjoying this show. Gives me warm feels. Not always laugh out load, but it makes me smile over and over and over.

I'm pretty much in love with Andy and Ron.

If you just started SSN 2, it's all uphill because SSN1 sucked by comparison.

Andy is the most brilliantly played idiot, and Ron is (literally) the man.

Archer Season Finale: And once again, Sealab is a giant fricken bomb on stilts.

I love John Hamm for being a hardened ass and confident man on Mad Men... but man, he does so many comedic roles to balance it and it's great when he does.
Loved having 2/3 of the Bob's Burger's kids doing guest voices too.
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I can't imagine Lana in her line of work not miscarrying a baby though...but I do love how any romantic buzz between Lana and Archer are usually killed off immediately with Archer being an idiot.  After his awesome and daring rescue when Lana is about to plummet to the ground, he goes back to talking about his manicure, and his "I love you" confession was thwarted when he regained consciousness to name Lana's baby after him then tease Ray about being ticklish or whatever.  Good form Archer!! x)
Isis is just....inept... x1000.
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Post by: Yoda on April 14, 2013, 12:43:31 AM
The latest ep of Parks was fucking phenomenal. The animal control guys are the best.
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Post by: Dice on April 14, 2013, 12:58:15 AM
The latest ep of Parks was fucking phenomenal. The animal control guys are the best.

I loved the Gerry-jabs following firing them.

Also.. "this is a cat" (it's a ferrent).

I'm also a big fan of the physical comedy we get from Ron Swanson.
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Post by: kyuusei on April 15, 2013, 01:58:58 PM
Game of Thrones S3E3:

I would be okay with an entire episode of Jaime and Brienne sassing each other, and/or Dany's sass period.
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Post by: Yoda on April 15, 2013, 05:36:49 PM
Brienne of Tarth. Now that's a lot of meat!

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Post by: Lard on April 16, 2013, 10:17:49 AM
The most recent episode of Who was a marked improvement over the first two.
Really liked having the Ice Warriors back, despite the cheesy CG
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Post by: Ranadiel on April 17, 2013, 07:06:50 AM
So I watched Defiance last night, it was a very enjoyable sci-fi show. I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes from here. Interestingly enough, it seems to me like it is the opposite half of a sci-fi/western than Firefly. I mean Firefly focused on a group of "outlaws" travelling from planet to planet in a universe consisting solely of humans, Defiance focuses on a sheriff on Earth that now has a population of aliens.....I don't know, the comparison makes more sense in my head than I think my explanation does.
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Post by: Aeolus on April 17, 2013, 10:59:37 AM
So I watched Defiance last night, it was a very enjoyable sci-fi show. I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes from here. Interestingly enough, it seems to me like it is the opposite half of a sci-fi/western than Firefly. I mean Firefly focused on a group of "outlaws" travelling from planet to planet in a universe consisting solely of humans, Defiance focuses on a sheriff on Earth that now has a population of aliens.....I don't know, the comparison makes more sense in my head than I think my explanation does.

Saw it and thought that the sci-fi parts were kinda superficial compared to the western elements. Doesn't help that the concept of defending a small frontier town from a hoard of invaders/outlaws has been done so much better before.
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Post by: Yoda on April 20, 2013, 06:32:17 PM
They have a few new exclusive pilots on Amazon right now. I watched Onion News Empire last night with some friends and it's pretty solid.
http://www.amazon.com/Pilot-HD/dp/B00CDBUCOI

They have some other shows as well. I watched one with John Goodman and the news editor from The Wire. That one is about some Republican Senators that bunk together. The setup for that was pretty good but the 1st ep was weak. I'll give it another shot.
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Post by: Dice on April 21, 2013, 02:50:09 AM
Hannibal

Another good episode.  One thing I like about the series is by contrasting it with CSI in regards to character development.  While CSI allots maybe about 5 minutes an episode (with tinier interaction sprinkled in throughout), the show is more.... 60-40 about it.  That might not be a precise amount, but amongst the crime elements, there is a lot more character-work here.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 21, 2013, 11:02:25 PM
Kinda sad that Defiance is a solid show by the game is the worst $60 I've spent in a looong time.:(  Some of the cg is kinda shitty too.
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Post by: Dice on April 21, 2013, 11:12:15 PM
Kinda sad that Defiance is a solid show by the game is the worst $60 I've spent in a looong time.:(  Some of the cg is kinda shitty too.

TV CG is-- something something.........yeah.
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Post by: kyuusei on April 21, 2013, 11:55:21 PM
Game of Thrones S3E4:

Daenerys omg. :D
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Post by: Aeolus on April 22, 2013, 03:42:37 AM
Kinda sad that Defiance is a solid show by the game is the worst $60 I've spent in a looong time.:(  Some of the cg is kinda shitty too.

TV CG is-- something something.........yeah.

Never trust a Video Game tie-in (unless its Goldeneye for the N64).
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Post by: Lard on April 22, 2013, 09:16:46 AM
Finished season 6 of old Who.

I'm going to miss Troughton. Now onto Pertwee, which is good as I remember season 7 being excellent.

Also, Continuum is back! \(^^)/


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Post by: Akanbe- on April 22, 2013, 02:42:04 PM
I'm really like Bob's Burgers lately.

American Dad was good too, but I knew as soon as the amnesia happened the song would be what brought him back.  I also had to go listen to rock superstar after the episode haha.
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Post by: Dice on April 22, 2013, 04:21:26 PM
I'm really like Bob's Burgers lately.

American Dad was good too, but I knew as soon as the amnesia happened the song would be what brought him back.  I also had to go listen to rock superstar after the episode haha.

Parks and Rec had an episode maybe like what you're dealing with.  The plot was predictable and even somewhat lame, but the humour was top-notch from start to end (it was the one with the famous Filibuster with Patton Oswald)!

Orphan Black continues to surprise, it's damn entertaining and a pretty wild and unpredictable plot. Tatiana Maslany is a pretty killer actress given the variety of characters she has to play (appaerntly she has a history of improv; that'd probably help).

Game of Thrones was alright too, as usual.  The ending was fucking baller, Daenaerys has my full support for the "game" of "throning" or whathaveyou.  She officially has bigger balls than her husband. 

No Office -- but next four weeks we're on till it's over... Let's see what kind of damage they do (or undo...but hah). =/
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 23, 2013, 12:04:41 AM
So yeah. Defiance is kinda good. The last couple of minutes of tonights episode was accompanied by a very weird/cool rendition of 'come as you are' by Nirvana. I'm cautiously optimistic about this one.
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Post by: Dice on April 23, 2013, 09:37:26 PM
Anyone watching/watched Teen Titans Go to fill in the Young Justice hole?
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Post by: Agent D. on April 24, 2013, 05:03:58 AM
Hasn't started yet afaik. Last saturday was the second to last episode....I think. I slept through it
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Post by: Ranadiel on April 24, 2013, 06:55:43 AM
So yeah. Defiance is kinda good. The last couple of minutes of tonights episode was accompanied by a very weird/cool rendition of 'come as you are' by Nirvana. I'm cautiously optimistic about this one.

I'll agree to this. Watched the second episode yesterday and I think it was good, definatly better than the first episode which was alright bordering on being good. I'm looking forward to seeing where the series goes from here.
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Post by: Raze on April 24, 2013, 09:44:44 PM
Anyone watching/watched Teen Titans Go to fill in the Young Justice hole?

Gave it a reluctant shot full knowing that it's a show that makes the original Teen Titans, of all things, look like serious business in comparison. A few amusing moments, but mostly pretty dull.
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Post by: Klutz64 on April 24, 2013, 10:09:49 PM
Nearing the home stretch of finally checking out X-Files, and I have to say I think "This is Not Happening" (8-14) is at the very least made it's way into my top 5 episodes.

The shit. It most definitely goes down.
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Post by: Hathen on April 25, 2013, 04:33:17 AM
I've began watching Return of the Condor Heroes (2006). Up to episode 7, and I think this show is fucking horrible so far. I've seen some other Jin Yong adaptations before- I've watched Legend of the Condor Heroes (2003) and Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (1997 and 2003) and I liked all of them. This show, however, is just horribly done because it makes no attempt to let you know who any of the people you are watching are and what in the hell is going on.

The directing and pacing are all over the place and the way the show is edited just gives me a headache. It also really knocks you out of the show when they start blaring music from The Dark Knight during serious moments. I get that Chinese shows have done this before, but it's pretty distracting that they took music from a movie that was not only recent, but also very popular, not to mention they chose the most recognizable song from the series (Molossus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZst_2xJHAI)).

Add on top of that they chose a really awful actor to portray Yang Guo as both a child and an adult. I get that he's supposed to be a bit annoying given his backstory, but the actor for him is just awful. I have previously seen Huang Xiaoming in Da Han Tian Zi and I liked him there, but he's terrible at playing a manchild character in a way that doesn't make me want to turn the show off.

I really want to give this story more of a chance because more people seem to like The Return of the Condor Heroes as opposed to the prequel, but so far this is a really bad adaptation.
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Post by: Lard on April 25, 2013, 09:51:54 AM
Going through season 4 of the Simpsons, which I haven't watched in years.

Although I've seen them so many times I still know the jokes.

It's a pornography store. I was buying pornography.



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Post by: Agent D. on April 26, 2013, 03:33:47 PM
Just watched the new Teen Titans Go.

Powerpuff Girls with teen titans, I am disappointed. It's not a bad cartoon, but to be the replacement for young justice, which I watched religously...no, I am very unsatisfied.
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Post by: Dice on April 26, 2013, 04:46:39 PM
The humour was really hit or miss.  I'm kinda baffled about a superhero show about daily problems[?].  I admire a new approach, but yeah I don't think you can fix the sad fans.

I thought the MLP nod was amusing given Tara Strong voices characters in both shows.
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Post by: Lard on May 01, 2013, 01:23:30 PM
Season 7 of Doctor Who. (The 1970 season)

After watching Hartnell and Troughton, it's astonishing just how much of a contrast the Pertwee era is.

It feels like a completely different show.

Spearhead and Silurians are still fantastic. Ambassadors of Death is a little dull.



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Post by: Dice on May 01, 2013, 07:07:35 PM
New Girl this week was golden!!
Winston having sex to Titanic to help his focusing issues was grand.  Nick's younger personas are equally gross and hilarious.  Fat Schmidt is out of this world awesome.  And Cece gets mad respect for her "first time".

Orphan Black is awesome.  I'm digging the speed the series moves at but still keeps it interesting and suspenseful along the way.

The Office had Jim and Pam hook up again because Pam remembered "love" and presto.  That's a plot arc finished.

Game of Thrones started kind of weak, but it's getting better and better this season.  ANy word on how many books there's going to be?

Hannibal was especially gruesome.  Not keen on how it wrapped up, and I'm not sure how much I dig the constant issues in Will's head, but it's a great series nonetheless.
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Post by: Lard on May 02, 2013, 06:07:47 AM
Game of Thrones started kind of weak, but it's getting better and better this season.  ANy word on how many books there's going to be?

There's supposed to be seven total.

    A Game of Thrones
    A Clash of Kings
    A Storm of Swords
    A Feast for Crows
    A Dance with Dragons
    The Winds of Winter (tentatively titled, not yet released)
    A Dream of Spring (tentatively titled, not yet released)
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Post by: GrimReality on May 02, 2013, 11:16:48 AM
We've s l o w l y been going through Season 2 of Game of Thrones. Just watched Blackwater last night. It was pretty darn good, but I couldn't help but think how much better it could have been in a 2 hour time slot. The ending was so darn abrupt. That's the one thing I didn't like about it. They needed another 20 minutes or so to flesh it out.

Been watching all the new eps of Doctor Who as well. Kind of fun, but nothing amazing. I wish Moffat would stop with the whole mysterious companion thing.
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Post by: DPB on May 02, 2013, 11:25:04 AM
I haven't read the books, but apparently A Storm of Swords is going to be covered by this season and the next one, since it's longer than either of the previous two books.

I'm torn between wanting to read the entirety of ASOIAF to find out what happens next, but not wanting to spoil Game of Thrones (TV) since I really like the show.
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Post by: kyuusei on May 02, 2013, 12:05:51 PM
Yeah, there's to be two books after A Dance with Dragons, but who knows how long GRRM will take.
It's true that two seasons of the show will cover A Storm of Swords - not just because its long, but because SO MUCH SHIT happens. I like reading the books first, especially since you get a little more context. For me even though I read the books (still in ASOS), I think I enjoy the show just as much as if I hadn't. Not everything is true to the books, and what is, is neat to see played out onscreen after I've read the book version (Dany and the Unsullied, for one).
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Post by: Dice on May 02, 2013, 12:44:11 PM
Actually, one think I like about the A.V. Club's coverage and reviews on Game of Thrones [TV] is that it's covering it for "novices" and "newbies" -- people who have read the book and those who haven't.  Most of the time they're pretty evenly reviewed (a good sign?). but yeah, if there is a difference in the grade, the lower one usually gets handed to the reviewer who read the books.
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Post by: Klutz64 on May 04, 2013, 08:34:18 PM
Just finished season 8 of X-Files, and I'm really hoping Season 9 doesn't go and ruin what would have otherwise been a pretty great series finale.
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Post by: Yoda on May 04, 2013, 08:48:56 PM
kyuusie and I are going to read ASOIAF at a coffee shop. I'll remind her from time to time that the Flames missed the playoffs then offer her a scone
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Post by: kyuusei on May 05, 2013, 12:19:58 AM
kyuusie and I are going to read ASOIAF at a coffee shop. I'll remind her from time to time that the Flames missed the playoffs then offer her a scone
It's okay, I can follow Pittsburgh

Actually that might be worse. WHY DID IGINLA GET TRADED THERE

I also watched um all of Vikings this week. Started out great but that finale was a big pile of boo-urns. Can Lagertha punch Ragnar? Kthx.
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 05, 2013, 06:20:13 AM
Doctor Who: The Crimson Horror: Finally an episode I can say I enjoyed with there being a "but" attached to the end. It was thoroughly entertaining and well acted, which surprised me since I thought they had all forgotten how to act since the start of this season.

Next week is Neil Gaiman's episode, I like his stuff a lot so hopefully this will be good. My main worry is the two kids that are tagging along...they look really annoying.
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Post by: kyuusei on May 06, 2013, 01:37:51 PM
Game of Thrones S3E6: If you've ever wanted to hate Joffrey and Littlefinger (and to a lesser extent, Melisandre) just a bit more, this is the episode for you.
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 06, 2013, 02:48:20 PM
On the upside, I found a new way to describe myself: Swordswallower.
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Post by: Klutz64 on May 12, 2013, 04:51:16 PM
Touch season finale was so good, and ended on a wonderful note. Enough of a loose end to start a season 3 with, but also enough closure that it wouldn't be aggravating if there was no season 3. I really like when seasons end on such a note.
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Post by: Yoda on May 15, 2013, 04:45:03 PM
after a rocky start this season of Community has been pretty damn great. Some of the most unique and interesting episodes for a comedy show ever. The whole idea that they accidentally created an "evil timeline" that's trying to destroy them is incredible .
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Post by: Seultoria on May 16, 2013, 08:30:57 AM
I finished the fourth season of Modern Family yesterday. I still haven't seen 1-3 because they're not available on Hulu or Netflix, so season 4 was where I started. Honestly, I can see why this show is praised, but I hate how the writers try to ram some things down the viewers' throats.
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Post by: Dice on May 16, 2013, 10:02:31 AM
I finished the fourth season of Modern Family yesterday. I still haven't seen 1-3 because they're not available on Hulu or Netflix, so season 4 was where I started. Honestly, I can see why this show is praised, but I hate how the writers try to ram some things down the viewers' throats.

The ending "morals" do get tiresome no matter what show.  But they usually try to flub it off with someone dropping a dumb line or zinger at the end.  But I still get amazed by some of that show's quick wit, jokes that are completely and awesomely "out there".

And Community's ending was ok, but not a good way to end a "beloved series".  I'm glad they added another season, hopefully it shapes up a bit better. THe middle of the fourth season was probably the strongest though.  I definitely think they need to write of Chang or something... he's become a sort of tiresome nuisance to the episodes he's in and has no real direction.

Anyways, New Girl is done its second season.  Great show, the final three episodes were awesome.  The finale also showed a pretty well placed cameo from Taylor Swift (who got some lines that definitely poke a bit of fun at the singer).  Schmidt was on his A-game, Nick was a lot of fun, but despite having what's the least amount of screen time, Winston is my favorite this time.
Prostitute: "Are you a virgin?"
Winsotn: "Only my penis, baby, only my penis."
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Post by: Akanbe- on May 16, 2013, 04:23:49 PM
Is New Girl that good?  I was going to watch it when it started but somehow forgot about it.  Zooey is really pretty.

I finished the fourth season of Modern Family yesterday. I still haven't seen 1-3 because they're not available on Hulu or Netflix, so season 4 was where I started. Honestly, I can see why this show is praised, but I hate how the writers try to ram some things down the viewers' throats.

I could have sworn they were on Netflix.  Maybe they took them down at some point. 

I love the show. I have always been a sucker for anything remotely close to a sitcom as I grew up with shows like Saved by the Bell, Family Matters, Fresh Prince, etc., etc.  What parts are you referring to as far as ramming things down viewers throats?  Jokes?  I'm fairly certain I know what you mean and I think I feel the same way, but I'm curious if you could elaborate.
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Post by: Seultoria on May 17, 2013, 07:38:22 AM
I was talking about the homosexual thing. I don't really care that they're homosexuals even if I disagree with their lifestyle, but the way the characters are written, it's like writers are trying to bash in my skull "these two guys are homosexual." Yes, I got the picture when I first saw them in episode one of season four where they were living together and had an adopted Vietnamese daughter. Now can you stop doing that for the next 21 episodes? Oh, no. Well, that sucks.

The writers don't do it nearly as badly with Jay and Gloria. "Jay is an old white man who is insensitive since he has white privilege and Gloria's fucking hot with a thick accent."

My main fault with the show is that they portray the homosexual as "GAY GAY GAY GAY" instead of normal people like they do in the other two families. Yes, I understand homosexuality isn't exactly "normal" seeing as a small percentage of people are actually gay, but they're people, not circus freaks.
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 17, 2013, 09:59:33 AM
Perhaps they over do the stereotypical gay thing because they don't actually show the actual gay things about them. They aren't physically intimate and they aren't shown as having a sex life like the other couples, Phil and Claire and Jay and Gloria.
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Post by: Yoda on May 17, 2013, 10:59:38 AM
Is New Girl that good?  I was going to watch it when it started but somehow forgot about it.  Zooey is really pretty.

I finished the fourth season of Modern Family yesterday. I still haven't seen 1-3 because they're not available on Hulu or Netflix, so season 4 was where I started. Honestly, I can see why this show is praised, but I hate how the writers try to ram some things down the viewers' throats.

I could have sworn they were on Netflix.  Maybe they took them down at some point. 

I love the show. I have always been a sucker for anything remotely close to a sitcom as I grew up with shows like Saved by the Bell, Family Matters, Fresh Prince, etc., etc.  What parts are you referring to as far as ramming things down viewers throats?  Jokes?  I'm fairly certain I know what you mean and I think I feel the same way, but I'm curious if you could elaborate.

New Girl is solid. Lots of fun.
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Post by: Akanbe- on May 17, 2013, 04:32:05 PM
I'll check it out Yodes. Hopefully season 1 is on netflix.

I was talking about the homosexual thing. I don't really care that they're homosexuals even if I disagree with their lifestyle, but the way the characters are written, it's like writers are trying to bash in my skull "these two guys are homosexual." Yes, I got the picture when I first saw them in episode one of season four where they were living together and had an adopted Vietnamese daughter. Now can you stop doing that for the next 21 episodes? Oh, no. Well, that sucks.

Yeah, I know what you mean. I figured you would mention that or that they sometimes try too hard to set up jokes that it comes off as unnatural.  They do portray Cam as overly flamboyant, but Starmongoose is probably right as they really don't do any of the normal things he mentioned.  They didn't even kiss for awhile, which was something they got flak for.

Cam's a great character though.  Probably my favorite.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on May 18, 2013, 11:03:19 AM
Touch season finale was so good, and ended on a wonderful note. Enough of a loose end to start a season 3 with, but also enough closure that it wouldn't be aggravating if there was no season 3. I really like when seasons end on such a note.

I hate to break it to you but it was announced a week or two ago that the show was cancelled and there would be no season 3.
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Post by: Lard on May 18, 2013, 03:35:43 PM
That Doctor Who finale!!!!
:O :O :O
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Post by: Dice on May 19, 2013, 10:12:51 PM
The Office Finale
The series overstayed its welcome, but it was a sweet ending nonetheless.
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Michael showed up, I think that's enough to bump the finale a full star. Particularly beautiful was how it happened:
Dwight: "Michael, you came...!"
Michael: "That's what she said..." and smiles.

Perfect. :)

It was pretty tame, and the whole "documentary gone gold" was too much of the show jerking itself off (I guess? I'm glad? Erin found her mum? And dad????).  It was definitely a safe finale, but definitely a nice way to end it anyways.  So yay.

Hannibal
Hmm.  Not digging how casually they brought up Will Graham and whats-her-face having some romantic feelings.  I liked the line before it all though when they were sent to investigate a crime:
Will: "A coyote did it, and if it didn't, a coyote ran away with the evidence..... *looks to Alana* Sooooo...do you date??".
Good and fucking gruesome episode again.  I'm kinda torn on one half, since the Hannibal series tends to focus on very gruesome crimes as well, just makes it a creepy thing to make a series of since a lot of the criminals are crazy with illusions of grandeur, or god-complexes, or murder as their art or whatever.  But different than the whole "I murdered her because she SHTUPPED my best friend in my car!!!!".
....THE CRIMINAL MADE A FUCKING CELLO OUT OF A CORPSE.  AAUUUGGH. 
Very graphic. 
I was eating.

Orphan Black
I love this show mainly because the performances make it quite entertaining and the characters are extrememly diverse.
Not much new information plot-wise, but we go from good to funny to tragic character development.
I'm enjoying the series.
I was particularly keen on Helena's dance...and the fucking weird ass context of her dancing with...a tail.
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18nhcfrhwcl8mpng/ku-xlarge.png)
Tatiana Malsany is my new favorite acting HERO for the multiple roles she plays, convincingly, and very seemlessly.... goddamn I hope she gets a big check.
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Post by: Ranadiel on May 20, 2013, 07:08:53 AM
Whee new Doctor Who episode was fun. I never would have guessed that was the solution of the impossible girl mystery.

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However the more interesting bits were the continued implication that the Doctor's future will continue to darken and most importantly of all the "lost" incarnation of the Doctor. Where does he fit in? There are really only three points that seem possible at this point. First would be if he was the actual first incarnation, but that seems a little weird and ham fisted. Second would be he is supposed to be one of the darker future incarnations of the Doctor, but it seemed that the current Doctor knew exactly who it was so that feels off to me. The last possibility would be if he was an incarnation that existed during the Time War between the eighth and what we thought was the ninth incarnation of the Doctor. It seems possible (although it would screw the numbering system up). I mean the book on the Time War did list the Doctor by his real name and not his self given name and this Doctor did not live up to the name of the "Doctor". Only problem is that the Doctor has shown that while he dislikes his decision in the Time War, he doesn't regret it because it had to be done. Should be interesting to see where this goes in the specials.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on May 20, 2013, 06:28:12 PM
Mad Men was great this week for many reasons, but the chief is that it gave us this fantastic sequence:

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/SandPaca/giOntby_zps90d7c138.gif) (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/SandPaca/media/giOntby_zps90d7c138.gif.html)
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Post by: Dice on May 20, 2013, 08:25:46 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/5cc33f0172fe5d7a617c164cb0824002/tumblr_mmrwwvmdgZ1qe7dlao1_500.jpg)

I don't like Peggy much, but 100% of Pete's shit.
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Post by: Lard on May 21, 2013, 10:42:19 AM
Whee new Doctor Who episode was fun. I never would have guessed that was the solution of the impossible girl mystery.

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Honestly the answer feels a little awkward to me considering that the first doctor clearly spoke with her and made an important decision based on her advice. Seems forced that the Doctor just never realized that she was apparently always with him.

However the more interesting bits were the continued implication that the Doctor's future will continue to darken and most importantly of all the "lost" incarnation of the Doctor. Where does he fit in?

If you go back and watch Trial of a Time Lord, you'll have an answer which was implied *but not for certain* during the episode.
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Post by: Ranadiel on May 22, 2013, 07:18:39 AM
If you go back and watch Trial of a Time Lord, you'll have an answer which was implied *but not for certain* during the episode.

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You mean the Valygar(sp)? I don't think that is it. I mean it could be, but that is one and a half incarnations away. I'm not sure I buy that. I'm leaning towards the 9.5 incarnation theory myself. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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Post by: Darilon on May 26, 2013, 09:08:35 AM
Finished the first season of Vikings. Episode 8 and 9 felt rushed compared to the others. As always Floki was awesome while Bjorn is a whiny brat. Lagertha > Aslaug.


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I actually really like Rollo despite his one dimension character. Hopefully he will stick by Ragnar even with what happened the last episode. Ragnar turned into a bit of a dick the last two episodes even though I understand that they had to somehow bring in his new sons somehow. The legends are as much about Ragnar's sons as they are about himself.
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I was really surprised that they have already shown the snake pit. Makes me wonder if Ragnar will survive the second season even though I think the second season is going to focus on France.
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Post by: kyuusei on May 26, 2013, 12:30:54 PM
Agreed, I was not overly fond of Vikings' last two eps, but I thought the whole season otherwise was quite good. How a character (Ragnar) goes from awesome to awful so fast made my head spin.
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I guess it's part him dealing with losing his and Lagertha's unborn baby, but still...
(I'll admit I don't know much about the legend myself...)
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Post by: (Tunnels) on May 27, 2013, 01:56:06 AM
Just got caught up on Parks & Rec. This show is perfect. I laugh every episode, and all the characters are loveable and they all act believably; I never stop and think "Nah, that isn't something Ron/Leslie/Andy/Tom etc. would do." I wish I could say I have a favorite character, but they are all so fantastic I couldn't pick just one. Probably my favorite ensemble comedy on TV right now.
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Post by: Yoda on May 27, 2013, 11:48:49 AM
Just got caught up on Parks & Rec. This show is perfect. I laugh every episode, and all the characters are loveable and they all act believably; I never stop and think "Nah, that isn't something Ron/Leslie/Andy/Tom etc. would do." I wish I could say I have a favorite character, but they are all so fantastic I couldn't pick just one. Probably my favorite ensemble comedy on TV right now.

I love April
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Post by: Dice on May 27, 2013, 11:56:41 AM
Just got caught up on Parks & Rec. This show is perfect. I laugh every episode, and all the characters are loveable and they all act believably; I never stop and think "Nah, that isn't something Ron/Leslie/Andy/Tom etc. would do." I wish I could say I have a favorite character, but they are all so fantastic I couldn't pick just one. Probably my favorite ensemble comedy on TV right now.

I love it being the more "friendly approach" to the more distant/awkward relationships on The Office; a great way to divert.
And yeah, the characters become really fleshed out, and like you I have trouble picking a favorite.

I do want to take a moment to say for a man closer to being 50, Rob Lowe is lit-ruh-lee a beautiful older man.

Leslie: There aren't any women at a gender equality meeting?
Old Man: Well wait, isn't that a lady right there? *points at Chris*  Oh wait... that's just a very beautiful man.
Chris: :)
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Post by: Lard on May 28, 2013, 10:49:37 AM
I just finished Tom Baker's first season of Doctor Who.

He really just walks into the role and owns it from the start.
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Post by: Ashton on June 02, 2013, 06:40:40 AM
I watched Teen Titans Go. Young Justice got canceled for this?

I need to lie down.
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Post by: kofvscapcom on June 02, 2013, 09:21:56 AM
Hannibal= I'm surprised a series this graphic is airing on NBC. Enjoying the series so far even though it's a bit gruesome for my tastes, the one fight scene they had so far was pretty awesome. The dynamics between the characters are interesting and curious to see where it goes.

Arrested Development= Don't quite know how I feel about the new season. The episodes are all focused on specific characters POV on the seasons events and will probably view the season a few times to put it all together.

Side note, Falling Skies season premiere in like a week, am excite.
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Post by: Aeolus on June 02, 2013, 03:48:37 PM
Hannibal= I'm surprised a series this graphic is airing on NBC. Enjoying the series so far even though it's a bit gruesome for my tastes, the one fight scene they had so far was pretty awesome. The dynamics between the characters are interesting and curious to see where it goes.

Arrested Development= Don't quite know how I feel about the new season. The episodes are all focused on specific characters POV on the seasons events and will probably view the season a few times to put it all together.

Side note, Falling Skies season premiere in like a week, am excite.

Wait. There's a new season of Arrested Development? Why didn't anyone mention this sooner!?
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Post by: Ashton on June 02, 2013, 04:21:07 PM
It's on Netflix.
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Post by: Yoda on June 02, 2013, 06:15:43 PM
I'm making my way through season 3 before I start the new Arrested Development
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Post by: Dice on June 02, 2013, 08:50:44 PM
^ As you should...since Season 4 comes after 3! :D

Orphan Black Season Finale

BRAVO!!!  What an excellent new show, the finale was really dramatic and the show constantly takes you for a ride and loves its spoilers.  Definitely didn't see ANY OF THIS SHOW coming from the haps of the first few episodes.  The show kept a good beat, good suspense, some humor, but also really strong characters *brilliantly* and *perfectly* headed by Tatiana Malsany.  There's still a lot to learn, but with this finale, it definitely doesn't feel like the "good guys" won.  I can't wait till....next year??? D:
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Post by: kofvscapcom on June 02, 2013, 09:03:58 PM
Wait. There's a new season of Arrested Development? Why didn't anyone mention this sooner!?

A mixed blessing, I haven't decided if I enjoyed this season as much as the previous ones and it's structured sl that it's going to take a few viewings to get the full picture.
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Post by: Dice on June 02, 2013, 09:37:38 PM
Wait. There's a new season of Arrested Development? Why didn't anyone mention this sooner!?

A mixed blessing, I haven't decided if I enjoyed this season as much as the previous ones and it's structured sl that it's going to take a few viewings to get the full picture.

It's not AS good but I give it major kudos for two big reasons:
(1) It's seven years later, more than twice the length it was actually running for, to get the characters back into the same swing of things.
(2) Shooting schedules made things a giant pain in the ass.  No wonder they may have had to resort to the "multiple POV storylines" to get it done instead of the standard episode format.
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Post by: Yoda on June 02, 2013, 09:43:45 PM
Not only that but the hope and hype have been through the roof that whole time.
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Post by: Bleaker on June 02, 2013, 11:37:10 PM
I think the season was pretty great compared to most television comedies. Not the best season of the show, but not my least favorite. Then again, it'd be pretty hard to rank Arrested Development seasons because each is so good. I must admit though, the first episodes of this new season were a little rocky, especially Lindsey's, but they are better on the second watch. Except for Lindsey's.

Also, how bout that Game of Thrones!!
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Post by: Yoda on June 02, 2013, 11:58:28 PM
question for those watching GoT and have read the books. Does the 3rd season keep material from the 3rd book or does it take from the 4th too?
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Post by: Bleaker on June 03, 2013, 12:04:50 AM
I can't say, being that I haven't read the books, still working on the first one. However, I don't think much has been taken from the fourth book, as this is supposed to be the first half of A Storm of Swords, but again, I have no idea.
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Post by: kyuusei on June 03, 2013, 03:18:32 AM
The 3rd season is mostly 1/2 of book 3 afaik. Season 4 will be the rest.

Also tonight's ep:

WHAT THE FFFFUUUUUUCK.

...

I really like Orphan Black too. I only started it like a week ago but it's always intense.
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Post by: Lard on June 03, 2013, 07:10:31 AM
The 3rd season is mostly 1/2 of book 3 afaik. Season 4 will be the rest.

Also tonight's ep:

WHAT THE FFFFUUUUUUCK.

As my friend pointed out, the last two episode 9s have had serious shit go down.
I was expecting......something - but *not* that.
That was just......awful.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on June 03, 2013, 10:16:33 AM
I loved the way they set-up the big scene in GoT.

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Before it happens it shows shots of all the characters there being happy. You have Robb and his wife talking about naming their child, Edmure cooing all over his pretty wife, and some vague bedroom eyes between Bolton and Catelyn. Even Arya is right outside, just waiting to be let in. Then the music changes.
I'm curious how people who haven't read the books reacted to that scene.

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Post by: Lard on June 03, 2013, 11:48:10 AM
Well I'm someone who watches movies like Hellraiser and Evil Dead 2 for comfort food (so to speak) and yet, even I was a little freaked out by the particular way they started that out.

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STAB STAB STAB to Robb's pregnant wife's stomach
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Post by: Bleaker on June 03, 2013, 11:54:43 AM
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the wedding band killed it tonight! Yeah, I haven't read the books, but I did know what was going down. The way it started off was crazy.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on June 03, 2013, 11:58:56 AM
Well I'm someone who watches movies like Hellraiser and Evil Dead 2 for comfort food (so to speak) and yet, even I was a little freaked out by the particular way they started that out.

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STAB STAB STAB to Robb's pregnant wife's stomach

I'll agree. That was pretty brutal.
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Post by: Darilon on June 03, 2013, 12:43:13 PM
For anyone that has seen the episode and read the books.

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did they do "you know what" with Greywind?
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Post by: kyuusei on June 03, 2013, 04:15:32 PM
For anyone that has seen the episode and read the books.

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did they do "you know what" with Greywind?

Spoilers for both.
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Are you talking about replacing Robb's head with Greywind's? Nope. The deaths occurred literally in the final 10 minutes, but seeing as there is one episode left, they could still do that next week (along with Catelyn floating in the river).
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Post by: Darilon on June 03, 2013, 04:38:29 PM
Edit: New page so just warning that these are Game of Thrones book and show spoilers



Spoilers for both.
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Are you talking about replacing Robb's head with Greywind's? Nope. The deaths occurred literally in the final 10 minutes, but seeing as there is one episode left, they could still do that next week (along with Catelyn floating in the river).

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Thanks. Yeah, that is what I meant. Hopefully they do add it. My friends only watch the series and I have been waiting for the show to get to the red wedding ever since the Ned incident in season one. I am a horrible friend who enjoys watching their reactions as their favourite characters die.
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Post by: Bleaker on June 03, 2013, 06:17:07 PM
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My face was in utter horror when it happened, but watching it the second time and watching someone's reactions gave me a big ass grin.
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Post by: Yoda on June 03, 2013, 08:06:30 PM
I can't wait to see it. The events you all describe came off as kind of anti-climactic in the book.

Though I thought that...

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they made a big deal of noting how the musicians couldn't play their instruments and I was like ..."hmmmm!"

I can't wait to see this season because of Sandor and Arya just explorin
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Post by: kyuusei on June 03, 2013, 09:01:05 PM
I can't wait to see it. The events you all describe came off as kind of anti-climactic in the book.

Though I thought that...

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Yeah, they didn't do that on the show. But as someone said, things were just TOO happy just before the bloodbath, and that should have been a big fat clue right there.
A fun twitter if you're way too into seeing people's reactions: @RedWeddingTears.
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 03, 2013, 09:05:21 PM
So many people saying they will never watch the show again.

*eye roll*
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Post by: Darilon on June 03, 2013, 09:21:23 PM
It probably has not been the first time and I doubt it will be the last before the series is finished. Then again my friends are probably going to love my reaction when/if

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The true king of westeros Stannis Baraethon kicks the bucket. Stupid ambigious ending. Obviously Stannis chances of surviving the series is miniscule but I can still hope. Because hope overcomes everything in a song of ice and fire.
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Post by: DPB on June 03, 2013, 10:12:58 PM
As my friend pointed out, the last two episode 9s have had serious shit go down.
I was expecting......something - but *not* that.
That was just......awful.

And the first season too, that was when

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Ned lost his head.
I do like that they're ending each season in this fashion, in that you get to see the aftermath of the events the following week. Almost any other show would leave this until the final episode and end on an enormous cliffhanger.
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Post by: Dice on June 03, 2013, 10:31:42 PM
oh snap...that was the season finale?

Good way to end it, definitely.

I also hope we see more fantasy stuff in the future since we finally have somewhat decent TV CG (and pretty good film CG).
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Post by: Starmongoose on June 03, 2013, 10:37:44 PM
oh snap...that was the season finale?

Good way to end it, definitely.

I also hope we see more fantasy stuff in the future since we finally have somewhat decent TV CG (and pretty good film CG).

Reading comprehension, Dice!
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Post by: Yoda on June 03, 2013, 10:39:56 PM
oh snap...that was the season finale?

Good way to end it, definitely.

I also hope we see more fantasy stuff in the future since we finally have somewhat decent TV CG (and pretty good film CG).

Reading comprehension, Dice!

Women. err Woman.
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Post by: Dice on June 03, 2013, 10:42:24 PM
I've honestly been half asleep these last few days and working on two papers and studying a midterm.... Game of Thrones' episode count was honestly the last thing on my mind. x)
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Post by: kyuusei on June 03, 2013, 10:49:22 PM
oh snap...that was the season finale?

Good way to end it, definitely.

No. That's next week. GoT always runs ten episodes, with Ep 9 being the one where Shit Goes Down and the finale being a sort-of aftermath. Which is why I suspect certain things will be seen next week that people expected last night.

So many people saying they will never watch the show again.

*eye roll*

In a series where a key character died in season one, Robb broke a hell of a vow, the entire Stark family is scattered all over Westeros, the entire kingdom is going to shit and oh yeah, there's a temperamental Targaryen headed its way with three dragons and a bunch of soldiers, did people expect this series to have happy endings anytime soon? LOL.
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Post by: Dice on June 03, 2013, 10:58:53 PM
^ On that last sentence (er, or two, because of the "LOL."), I consider GoT a show about "small victories" and appreciating those when they happen.

And yay one more episode!
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Post by: Agent D. on June 04, 2013, 01:20:58 PM
Season finale of Revolution last night. This show sounds like it was written by hideo kojima.
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Post by: Klutz64 on June 09, 2013, 11:09:20 PM
Just finished watching the season 3 premiere of Falling Skies. SO happy that they're finally doing a season that isn't all about getting from point A to point B. Some of the side characters are still more interesting than the main characters, but I'm hoping they'll continue fleshing out the full cast this season.

Also...

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CREEPY BABY IS CREEPY!!
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Post by: (Tunnels) on June 10, 2013, 09:21:27 PM
Mad Men was fantastic this week.

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I knew that as soon as Sylvia and Don reconciled that they would be caught. They were toeing the line before, but there was no way that they wouldn't be caught if they got back together. I just didn't think it would end up being Sally. That whole sequence with her discovery up through Don's attempt to cover it up was very well done. It really speaks to Jon Hamm's acting chops; you could see his hesitation and downright fear when he was slowly unlocking the door to his apartment, fearing what Sally may have revealed to Megan or Sylvia.

Also Bob Benson. I've read several other people's theories about him, and they think he may be up to something. I can say though that I dunno if I wouldn't have picked Pete out of the whole office to make a pass at. I mean, you have Stan and Ted and Ken, and he picked Pete. I dunno, he's still pretty mysterious.
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Post by: Lard on June 13, 2013, 11:12:06 AM
I gave up on Falling Skies partway through season 2.

It was just dull.
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Post by: Yoda on June 13, 2013, 09:47:00 PM
I broke down and bought the complete Babylon 5 dvd set.

Man this show was so great. And for some reason it looks pretty great on DVD....not in a technical sense but the quality makes it look gritty. Plus... the cheap sets probably wouldn't hold up on blu ray.

Most of the performances are fantastic, but some of the scrub level characters are pretty bad, like for instance when the guy from Grease is on it.
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Post by: Agent D. on June 19, 2013, 08:36:22 PM
I want to hate teen titans go...it was the replacement for the greatest cartoon ever...but DAmN it's funny.
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Post by: Aeolus on June 20, 2013, 02:47:52 PM
Futurama: The beginning of the end.

The first two episodes of this final season were pretty good for the most part. The 2D space bit in the first episode was pretty great for the implications of trying to exist on a 2D plane include, also some of the sight gags and street racing riffs were pretty good as well. The second episode was also great for various reasons including the fact that Amy, Zoidberg, and Bender weren't able to save the day, the apes were almost completely on the level with the zoo's administration (leaving most of the peril with Amy and friends), and it was nice seeing Gunther again, also I can definitely see some Fry gifs coming out of that episode.
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Post by: Darilon on June 24, 2013, 07:46:32 AM
Spartacus: Season One, Blood and Sand

I really liked Batiatus and his petty, ambitious personality.

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Batiatus was a seriously lucky bastard for most of the season. No matter how much it looked like he was defeated, he always weaseled his way back up. I actually loved how everyone tried to screw him over which resulted in him proclaiming how the world wanted to do nothing more than spread his asscheeks and fuck him.This must have happened at least five times throughout the season.

He kind of reminds me of Othello's Iago although perhaps Asher would be a better match.

I kind of know the story behind Spartacus so I am not expecting a happy ending.

The fight scenes were good although the blood seemed off. I don't know if this was a stylistic choice or if it was just bad.







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Post by: Yoda on June 24, 2013, 10:31:58 AM
The first season was pretty damn good. It's supposed to be cheesy like that. The prequel season was pretty good too. The second season... I couldn't get into. With the main guy dying of cancer they should've just let it be.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 24, 2013, 11:50:42 PM
I watched the series premiere of Under the Dome and it was okay but I'm not nearly convinced yet. There are a few interesting  stories going on but I'm still on the fence.
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Post by: Raziel on July 02, 2013, 08:45:46 PM
The eighth season of Dexter opened with a bang.

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The dialogue between Vogel and Dexter in the morgue was chock full of suspense. You could see her pushing his every button. Also, Dexter's loss of control and disregard of the code becomes more and more prevalent. Would it be too much to guess that Vogel is the brain killer? She's a trained psychologist, but her ability to get under the skin of Dexter seemed to be more than that, almost as if she was like him.
Anyway, no doubts here, it's going to be a fantastic season. After the decline of Season 5 and 6, and the sharp improvement of the 7th one, this probably will be a winner. After all, it's the last one.
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Post by: Aeolus on July 05, 2013, 10:04:45 PM
Futurama: So long and thanks for all the crabs.

Episode 3 was pretty amusing for the ET parodies and a nice call back to Jurr (of plant Omicron Persei 8)  who we haven't seen since Leila snarfed his siblings. Best lines went to those who chatted with Hermes.

Episode 4 was mostly once again focused on Bender becoming a folk singer and abandoning Fry at the drop of a hat. The 3D printer gag was okay, but aside from the 'And don't come back!" sign and some of the sepia-tone depictions of Bender's song there wasn't a lot of good gif/avatar material.

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Episode 5 was pretty good up until the end where it all kinda fell apart. But the bigger question is, what is it with this season and Bender's irresponsibly ditching the crew causing whatever issue occurs in the episode? It was the same set up in episode 3 where Bender ditches Fry and he gets captured by Jurr, in episode 4 where Bender ditches Fry and he gets mauled by a slowly defrosting supervillain, and now in this episode where Bender tries to ditch Fry and Leela only to accidentally turn out to be a hero instead.

Double Edit:

Episode 6 is the best one this season. Out of all the Scooby Doo parodies, this is the only one I've seen that subverted the cliche'd running through the door laden hallway, as well as a couple of nice touches on some of the other aspects of the show like repeating footage, reused scenes, visible animation cells, inconsistent frames, overscrolling on stills, and that was just the first parody. The rest of the episode was mostly social commentary on how shows for kids were thinly veiled commercials with half-hearted commentary or were blatantly edited in a clumsy effort to redirect shows to a younger audience than originally intended.
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Post by: Dice on July 18, 2013, 04:59:12 PM
Um, woah.  That was easily one of the worst episodes of Futurama I've seen.  The humour just kept missing even despite the attempt at parody.  It was cute, but nothing terrible "ha-ha" funny and I didn't dig the middle Purple Berry skit at all, I guess the end message was the veil of consumerism but....*shrug*  It shoves it down your throat on three separate occasions
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Post by: Aeolus on July 18, 2013, 10:12:06 PM
Um, woah.  That was easily one of the worst episodes of Futurama I've seen.  The humour just kept missing even despite the attempt at parody.  It was cute, but nothing terrible "ha-ha" funny and I didn't dig the middle Purple Berry skit at all, I guess the end message was the veil of consumerism but....*shrug*  It shoves it down your throat on three separate occasions

Yes, it was being blatant about it. No, that's not what was funny about the episode. It was all of the subtle touches they added to make the segments like the programs they were parodying.

The Scooby Doo parody was pretty much the most direct but even then it was mostly aimed at the low budget-ness of all Hanna Barbera cartoons making them feel like cheap pieces of crap most of the time (and why the more obscure ones are basically forgotten outside of channels like Boomerang, because they really were cheap pieces of crap and are now garbage).

The Purpleberry one was pretty much directly riffing off the Smurfs and Strawberry Shortcake, like how all the characters were named after nobility like Princess Purpleberry, Lady Lavender, Viscount Violet, Magistrate Mulberry, and Lord Loquat, how a show that preaches friendliness and tolerance has a recurring villain, or how the only friend made was another noble bearing gifts, or how every time the show's status quo got changed it was to introduce a new product, or how a show aimed at younger audiences would have commercial bumpers have intentionally misspelled words in an attempt to both bee funny and bee condescending when most of the demographic probably wont even catch the joke leaving only the feeling of condescension.

And then there's G.I.Zapp which was pretty much a G.I.Joe filter on a Zapp Brannagin heavy short with everyone sporting more "American" faces, stuff like spotty animation cropping up every so often, and the dichotomy of having the heroes violently destroying things like Kindergartens and not batting an eye, but flipping out over a loss of a single main character prompting wanton and wholesale slaughter of the bad guys by the "good" guys, especially jarring if another "good" guy died earlier in the episode but nobody cared since he wasn't even named let alone a main character.
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Post by: Darilon on July 20, 2013, 06:08:18 AM
I watched the first three episodes of the new Arrested Development season. I don't know if it was just me but I thought the first episode wasn't that great. In fact it was kind of bad. Thankfully the second and third episode pick themselves up. It is not as good as the previous seasons so far but I am just happy to be watching Arrested Development again. The show is up there with Father Ted as one of my favourite shows ever.
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Post by: Dice on July 20, 2013, 10:20:14 AM
I watched the first three episodes of the new Arrested Development season. I don't know if it was just me but I thought the first episode wasn't that great. In fact it was kind of bad. Thankfully the second and third episode pick themselves up. It is not as good as the previous seasons so far but I am just happy to be watching Arrested Development again. The show is up there with Father Ted as one of my favourite shows ever.

The GOB, Buster, and Maeby episodes were my favorite...and Lucille,but that might just be me because I think she's great.  But yeah, it was really, reaaalllly hit or miss humor (or worse, gags that just went on too long trying to ring the joke out -- like that first episode with the voting thing they did)/.
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Post by: Klutz64 on July 21, 2013, 11:11:24 PM
Continuing my weekend of actually getting shit done, I managed to finally finish all 9 seasons of X-Files. The 9th season was pretty shite all around, but the series finale was actually pretty good. Lots of fun cameos and a good way to wrap everything up without forcing "The End" down the audience's throat the way other shows tend to do.
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Post by: Yoda on July 21, 2013, 11:26:54 PM
I watched the first three episodes of the new Arrested Development season. I don't know if it was just me but I thought the first episode wasn't that great. In fact it was kind of bad. Thankfully the second and third episode pick themselves up. It is not as good as the previous seasons so far but I am just happy to be watching Arrested Development again. The show is up there with Father Ted as one of my favourite shows ever.

I couldn't get into the new season of AD... but Father Ted is amazing. Such a grand show. I love the way UK shows portray "weird" people. For instance that odd carnival they have on the island. A cat on a record player. A crane that lifts a couch. Etc.

Also the best episode:
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Post by: Agent D. on July 22, 2013, 01:27:37 AM
Been watching the newsroom's new season. First episode made a quick dig at SOPA which I enjoyed as they showed it EXACTLY for what it is. But it continued off pretty well from last season, though the opening obviously is further down the road since Will's being interviewed by lawyers  about spoilerific stuff. 

People give this show a bum rep, but I like it. Olivia Munn's so hot and she plays a financial nerd which is interesting. Emily Mortimer is the only MILF I find attractive, and then there's Allison Pill, who's such a dainty ditsy dweeb that tries so hard to do the right thing in her eyes, it makes her adorable. Then the guys...Jeff Daniels plays pompous smartass so amazingly well, but his big brother moments sell him most. He really is the tough guy with a soft spot in the show. Dev Patel as the nerd fits so well and helps estrange him from that INSUFFERABLE airbender movie, and now that they're doing the occupy wall street stuff in show  he's probably gonna see even more play in show. John Gallagher is competent but very...idk...out of place I'd say. Even his character shows how out of place he is. The fact that he's like 40% if what's going on at any time drives me nuts, but at least he tries hard.

Honestly,the show is great. Instead of Pseudo Intellectual nonsense ( btw I hate the term pseudo intellectual)
like reviewrs like to claim,it's far more dumb news show shit, akin to what you'd see on the Today Show or even  a talk show almost, only less showbiz news and more world news and politics. It's done in a smart mechnic, without people having to throw around 6 syllable terms that would alienate most viewers and piss of even more . I love it.
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Post by: Dice on July 22, 2013, 05:06:05 PM
The Newsroom:

It made it to Season 2!!  Somehow!!
Cool to see John di Maggio on there though


Dexter SSN8
Good start, but the tide seems to come and go for this one.
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Post by: Dice on August 02, 2013, 12:44:10 AM
LITERALLY...the worst news.

Chris and Anne are leaving Parks and Rec mid-season.

D:
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Post by: (Tunnels) on August 02, 2013, 12:59:20 AM
LITERALLY...the worst news.

Chris and Anne are leaving Parks and Rec mid-season.

D:

Nooo! Not Ann-cakes! What will Leslie do without her?!
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Post by: Agent D. on August 02, 2013, 02:13:47 AM
The Newsroom:

It made it to Season 2!!  Somehow!!
Cool to see John di Maggio on there though


Dexter SSN8
Good start, but the tide seems to come and go for this one.
Hey, I enjoy the newsroom. It's pretty interesting and not full of shit like fox news.
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Post by: Dice on August 02, 2013, 10:20:23 AM
The Newsroom:

It made it to Season 2!!  Somehow!!
Cool to see John di Maggio on there though


Dexter SSN8
Good start, but the tide seems to come and go for this one.
Hey, I enjoy the newsroom. It's pretty interesting and not full of shit like fox news.

You kidding??  It's probably the MOST full of shit show on the air.
Mainly because it suffers a really, really bad case of hindsight bias; have you noticed how affluent and clever the team about events that happened like a year and a half ago??
Wil McAvoy makes some AAAMAAZZING 9/11 speech that, I guess, was enough to get him a job as the "Jay Leno" of news?

The show is full of itself.  It throws criticism that we've had time to form and see work out but puts it in the present context.

HOWEVER.  The show is also stupidly entertaining and I can't bring myself to stop watching for that.  But I do so by shaking my head a few times per ep.
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Post by: GrimReality on August 02, 2013, 10:59:43 AM
So my wife and I decided to start watching Being Human. The BBC version, of course.
Well, BB first sends me a broken disc. I get the new one, and we sat down Wed. night to start watching. My wife comments that the people aren't talking with accents. A few minutes later it dawns on us that we're watching the American version. Stupid BB had sent me the wrong version.
I just decided to buy Series 1 and see how it goes. I got one used for $20 off of Amazon, so no big deal.
This show better be good.
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 02, 2013, 11:24:01 AM
So my wife and I decided to start watching Being Human. The BBC version, of course.
Well, BB first sends me a broken disc. I get the new one, and we sat down Wed. night to start watching. My wife comments that the people aren't talking with accents. A few minutes later it dawns on us that we're watching the American version. Stupid BB had sent me the wrong version.
I just decided to buy Series 1 and see how it goes. I got one used for $20 off of Amazon, so no big deal.
This show better be good.


I found it pretty meh from the couple episodes I saw. Though I've never been a fan of the stuff BBC 3 produces, I prefer BBC 1 and 2.
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Post by: Yoda on August 05, 2013, 10:23:00 AM
They put a new season of Peep Show up on netflix.

Brilliant show. Just great humor. Humour
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Post by: Klutz64 on August 05, 2013, 10:27:45 AM
Ugh. Season finale of Falling Skies was just awful. Huge buildup for this spectacular showdown that lasted about the first 10 minutes of the episode, then the rest of the episode was just talking and talking and more talking.
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Post by: Dice on August 05, 2013, 05:53:09 PM
^ Reminds me of the Lost series finale.....wommp wooomp.

Dexter:  omfg-- WHO CARES ABOUT THE STUPID SERGEANTS EXAM.  DROP THIS PLOT. x(
No idea where this season is going, the action has sort of slowed, so maybe, mid-season, we're in a calm before the storm, but they're hinting tings

Newsroom: I hate when this show does interviews; it's like Sorken is jerking himself off by making people analyze what happened in important news events and having HIS crew ask the "tough questions".  Ah well, entertaining nonetheless.

BrBa soon everyone.... Walt...White.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 05, 2013, 09:48:43 PM
Just got caught up on Under The Dome in time for tonights episode. Its gotten better but there are still nagging problems that are too numerous to mention. Its vastly different from the book of course but still entertaining enough to keep me wondering what's next. Its a B- so far.
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Post by: Agent D. on August 09, 2013, 02:18:14 AM
It still amazes me that at one point this...
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Used to be this
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How the hell did Dumber become a smartass lawyer-turned-news anchor?

@Dice

I also don't get your disdain about the obvious amazing job these guys do handling news stories. I personally like it, it makes you remember that this is maybe how the news should be handled, instead of the way it is. All the emphasis on being the first to break ground on a news story, then 50 adjustments to said story...sure it's bogus, but it's so interesting to see. And as for those interviews you speak of, I loved the one last season with the one gay black man whose name skips my mind who freaked out on Jeff Daniels' character. It was astounding, but I have bad memory for specific details...hence why I can't remember the guy's name.

Sorry for the shitty edits, having trouble sleeping and am not really making great effort to be coherent here :(
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 09, 2013, 02:22:50 AM
It's almost as if he was playing the role of a dumb person whilst actually being really intelligent.
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Post by: Frostillicus on August 09, 2013, 07:57:17 AM
They put a new season of Peep Show up on netflix.

Brilliant show. Just great humor. Humour

Damn fine program. Absolutely hilarious. Netflix had completely taken it off streaming for a while, which really pissed me off, but then they re-added it later with the new season. :D

"Jeremy, you're supposed to sit on a nest egg. Not eat it like some greedy man-chicken!"
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Post by: Yoda on August 11, 2013, 09:22:52 AM
One of my favorite parts in the new season is when they're at a bar and Mark sees Dobby and her friends laughing and he wonders "what are they laughing at?" and he walks up to them and yells "what the fuck are you laughing at?" and thinks again "hmm perhaps that was too aggressive"
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Post by: Raziel on August 12, 2013, 03:20:16 AM
Breaking Bad was godly. This series will go down in the annals of time, I swear.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on August 12, 2013, 09:27:06 AM
Breaking Bad was godly. This series will go down in the annals of time, I swear.

Yeah, I firmly believe it's the best show on television right now.

And I said it once, and I'll say it again: Badger and Skinny Pete need a spin-off.
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Post by: Dice on August 12, 2013, 08:15:18 PM
BrBa
^ Yeah whoever wrote the 'fan fiction' segment of that episode should get hired for the next movie! x)
*Amazing* episode of BrBa; I could totally feel and relate to every exaggeration Hank felt in his discovery.  From feeling shock, feeling ill, and feeling completely messed up.  The final scene in this ep I'm sure caused silence inside of homes; it definitely felt like it'd have been gut wrenching to hear family talk this way... when Hank said "I don't know who you are" in the drained expression, it was totally believable.  

Love that we get teased with a later part of the season later on.

"Hi Karol".

The Newsroom even had a good night!  It was probably a more honest, straightforward, and less bullshitty episode then many of the others in this season and series.  Sloan taking control of shit was great, Will McAvoy dealt with some emotional shit rather than gave people fresh shit for their ideas, and Maggie finally grew some balls and stopped stuttering the shit on her mind.  

(http://i.imgur.com/TAapLqD.gif)
Not from this ep, but pretty funny

Dexter, on the other hand, was blind and almost lacking any direction or punch as we enter the second leg of the final season.  Unless we get some serious twists, something tells me the direction it's going in won't make for an impressive finale to a series that would have met a more graceful end 3 years ago.
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Post by: Agent D. on August 12, 2013, 09:25:55 PM
The newsroom...

Olivia Munn is the most awesome person on TV, but I sadfaced when they didn't show the pics of her.
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Post by: Yoda on August 13, 2013, 12:32:09 AM
Breaking Bad was godly. This series will go down in the annals of time, I swear.

Yeah. Barring a terrible ending this might be a near perfect show, edging out the wire. I love the
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Post by: Agent D. on August 13, 2013, 12:35:47 AM
I started watching bob's burgers recently,thanks to adult swim. I fucking love this show...
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Post by: Dice on August 13, 2013, 12:54:03 AM
I started watching bob's burgers recently,thanks to adult swim. I fucking love this show...

I admire the hell out of its love of puns.  Louise is also all sorts of wonderful.
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Post by: Agent D. on August 13, 2013, 09:05:29 AM
Tina makes me laugh, Gene's hilarious....the whole show just works. But Louise really sells. Kristen Schaal is an actress bores me,but her voice acting is astounding.
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Post by: Frostillicus on August 13, 2013, 10:57:53 AM
Unless we get some serious twists, something tells me the direction it's going in won't make for an impressive finale to a series that would have met a more graceful end 3 years ago.

You said it. I think the Trinity Killer/death of you-know-who arc should have been the end of it, personally. That would have been a damn good cliff-hangy way to end the series. Maybe ending with a narration about how things never change, cycle goes on, Harry save me blah blah.




Bob's Burgers is a damn good show. I like how it manages to be funny as hell, without being incredibly crude (which I DO appreciate, at times). It also has a small, but sincere amount of heart. Good stuff.
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Post by: Dice on August 13, 2013, 11:14:41 AM
Unless we get some serious twists, something tells me the direction it's going in won't make for an impressive finale to a series that would have met a more graceful end 3 years ago.

You said it. I think the Trinity Killer/death of you-know-who arc should have been the end of it, personally. That would have been a damn good cliff-hangy way to end the series. Maybe ending with a narration about how things never change, cycle goes on, Harry save me blah blah.




Bob's Burgers is a damn good show. I like how it manages to be funny as hell, without being incredibly crude (which I DO appreciate, at times). It also has a small, but sincere amount of heart. Good stuff.

Maybe one more conclusive (operative word: conclusive) season to end it after the Trinity Killer season would have been perfect to close up his character.  But then it became formulaic: Dexter is exposed of his dark-deeds, trusts someone, gets burned, learns the hard way to steel himself from such experiences...till next season.  Mind you,
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I was happy as hell when Laguerta was killed.  That should have happened in my 'daydreamed' final season that should have happened three years ago.  When one cop says she probably screwed everyone to get to her position, I didn't doubt it.
I love that, despite the godly acclaim, Breaking Bad isn't milking itself another five seasons the way too many popular shows enjoy doing.  I'd like to think Vince Gilligan had a good idea and ran with it as long as it needed to not as long as it could go.

Also, I love that Bob's Burgers doesn't rely on smut.  It's more of a cheesy and funny show, or certainly run and fuelled by the amount of weirdos in the main cast. 
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Post by: Darilon on August 13, 2013, 02:44:38 PM
I agree fully with what everyone has said about Breaking Bad. A great start to the last few episodes. I felt it continued on from the conclusion in episode 8 perfectly. Couldn't see how they could have done it better.
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Post by: Dice on August 15, 2013, 11:09:35 PM
Futurama -

Wow.  Finally a good episode again after what's been a really wishy-washy season.  The previous season was alright, but we're back to that material that made the "better" of the Futurama episodes stand out.

A great tie-in to "The Why of Fry" and "Luck of the Fryrish" that combines the weird out of this world elements with a bit of zany mystery.  It manages to hit on that sweet spot like "Fryrish" did too.  The end reveal was goofy and mostly nonsense, but it's fun to see the Futurama crew reacting within year 2000 NYC, even if it's just a dream.
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Post by: Aeolus on August 16, 2013, 12:30:03 AM
Futurama -

Wow.  Finally a good episode again after what's been a really wishy-washy season.  The previous season was alright, but we're back to that material that made the "better" of the Futurama episodes stand out.

A great tie-in to "The Why of Fry" and "Luck of the Fryrish" that combines the weird out of this world elements with a bit of zany mystery.  It manages to hit on that sweet spot like "Fryrish" did too.  The end reveal was goofy and mostly nonsense, but it's fun to see the Futurama crew reacting within year 2000 NYC, even if it's just a dream.

Yeah, I haven't been commenting on them too much. But then again, I was planning on saying stuff like "Yay! Calculon's ba-oh wait, he's gone again." or "This episode could be described at the search for Bender's Booty, at least Bender didn't run off leaving Fry or somebody hanging." or even "Holy cameos Batman! There's a Batman cameo in this episode. Also an Adventure Time cameo." but at least this one could be described as "Hey! Remember how Fry came from the 20th Century? Well he did and now we're going to spend the episode remembering it. Oh and look, a Close Encounters of the Third kind parody. Also a Family Guy cameo.".
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Post by: Yoda on August 25, 2013, 03:52:12 PM
Children's Hospital is on netflix.

Watch it
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Post by: (Tunnels) on August 25, 2013, 11:09:41 PM
Breaking Bad was awesome again tonight.

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LOVED the Jesse/Walt scene in the desert and then Jesse going fucking postal in the last act of the episode. And we finally have a clear explanation regarding the ricin near the end of 4th season, although we've all pretty much guessed as much.

Also Walt's confession. What a crafty bastard.
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Post by: Yoda on August 25, 2013, 11:20:26 PM
I'm not going to see it until tuesday or wednesday

Title: Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings!
Post by: Darilon on August 30, 2013, 04:47:48 PM
Watched up to Gobs episode in Arrested Development. Definitely my favourite episode in this season so far. I find his jokes have changed from being stupidly funny to being both cringeworthy and funny at the same time. The rest of the episodes were ok, definitely an improvement from the start. Michael's second episode was probably my least favourite from the episodes I watched. He is fine when around other Bluthes but not that funny on his own.
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Post by: Frostillicus on September 03, 2013, 04:07:21 PM
Michael's fine when around other Bluthes but not that funny on his own.

'Tis true. His Michael Bluth character is like all of Seth Rogan's characters, in that their reactions to other characters are what make them funny.
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Post by: kofvscapcom on September 03, 2013, 08:29:37 PM
Kind of excited about the end of the month as I look forward to the Blacklist and the return of Castle. Agents of SHIELD, dunno what to expect from that show as I really don't see them having the budget to put more than b list villains on it. Also teasers of Sherlock season 3 make me excite.
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Post by: Yoda on September 03, 2013, 09:35:08 PM
Dear breaking bad.

Thanks for being so very good and super sweet
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Post by: Daggerstrike on September 04, 2013, 09:20:23 PM
The League starts up tonight. JOYGASM!!!!
Title: Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings!
Post by: Aeolus on September 05, 2013, 07:16:54 AM
And Futurama is done. That's it. No more.
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Not unless the writers take the out they left themselves in the episode.
Anyways, it was a very final episode-ish final episode with the usual 'revisit the start' and 'main couple ties the knot and lives happily ever after' ending. An interesting note is that after a certain point in the episode, only Fry and Leila's VAs were left doing their roles.
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Post by: Ashton on September 05, 2013, 12:52:02 PM
I couldn't have thought of a more perfect finale. It was great.
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Post by: Frostillicus on September 05, 2013, 03:02:11 PM
And Futurama is done. That's it. No more.
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Not unless the writers take the out they left themselves in the episode.
Anyways, it was a very final episode-ish final episode with the usual 'revisit the start' and 'main couple ties the knot and lives happily ever after' ending. An interesting note is that after a certain point in the episode, only Fry and Leila's VAs were left doing their roles.

Honestly, good riddance...

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love the first four seasons. The following four "movies", and the first season of their return to TV were OK. After that, it just seemed like the writing became incredibly lazy and witless. No plot depth; awful pacing; thoughtless gags/jokes... I tried to watch an episode that was recently added to Netflix, and had to turn it off after a few minutes. Terribly unfunny, and not really entertaining at all. Much like the last 7 or so seasons of The Simpsons. When shows get to that point, it just seems like they are thoughtlessly churning out episodes just to get TV ratings.
Just my opinion, of course.
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Post by: Dice on September 06, 2013, 12:21:52 AM
And Futurama is done. That's it. No more.
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Not unless the writers take the out they left themselves in the episode.
Anyways, it was a very final episode-ish final episode with the usual 'revisit the start' and 'main couple ties the knot and lives happily ever after' ending. An interesting note is that after a certain point in the episode, only Fry and Leila's VAs were left doing their roles.

Honestly, good riddance...

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love the first four seasons. The following four "movies", and the first season of their return to TV were OK. After that, it just seemed like the writing became incredibly lazy and witless. No plot depth; awful pacing; thoughtless gags/jokes... I tried to watch an episode that was recently added to Netflix, and had to turn it off after a few minutes. Terribly unfunny, and not really entertaining at all. Much like the last 7 or so seasons of The Simpsons. When shows get to that point, it just seems like they are thoughtlessly churning out episodes just to get TV ratings.
Just my opinion, of course.

This season was pretty terrible.  The only episode I really liked was Fry "living" at home one more day (but still told through an odd plot of a really loud noise/car alarm thing...the hell?).  At the very least, the record was spotty at best for the last few seasons in terms of what really stuck out.

Nevertheless, this was a great episode and a great conclusion to a pretty damn fine series (and working off Simpsons' reputation [was] certainly no easy task at the time).

Hopefully we'll see a glorious Gandalf the White return for yet another encore.
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Post by: Aeolus on September 07, 2013, 12:26:52 PM
And Futurama is done. That's it. No more.
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Not unless the writers take the out they left themselves in the episode.
Anyways, it was a very final episode-ish final episode with the usual 'revisit the start' and 'main couple ties the knot and lives happily ever after' ending. An interesting note is that after a certain point in the episode, only Fry and Leila's VAs were left doing their roles.

Honestly, good riddance...

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love the first four seasons. The following four "movies", and the first season of their return to TV were OK. After that, it just seemed like the writing became incredibly lazy and witless. No plot depth; awful pacing; thoughtless gags/jokes... I tried to watch an episode that was recently added to Netflix, and had to turn it off after a few minutes. Terribly unfunny, and not really entertaining at all. Much like the last 7 or so seasons of The Simpsons. When shows get to that point, it just seems like they are thoughtlessly churning out episodes just to get TV ratings.
Just my opinion, of course.

At least it did better than what Family Guy has done.
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Post by: Dice on September 07, 2013, 03:02:05 PM
And Futurama is done. That's it. No more.
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Not unless the writers take the out they left themselves in the episode.
Anyways, it was a very final episode-ish final episode with the usual 'revisit the start' and 'main couple ties the knot and lives happily ever after' ending. An interesting note is that after a certain point in the episode, only Fry and Leila's VAs were left doing their roles.

Honestly, good riddance...

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love the first four seasons. The following four "movies", and the first season of their return to TV were OK. After that, it just seemed like the writing became incredibly lazy and witless. No plot depth; awful pacing; thoughtless gags/jokes... I tried to watch an episode that was recently added to Netflix, and had to turn it off after a few minutes. Terribly unfunny, and not really entertaining at all. Much like the last 7 or so seasons of The Simpsons. When shows get to that point, it just seems like they are thoughtlessly churning out episodes just to get TV ratings.
Just my opinion, of course.

At least it did better than what Family Guy has done.

C'mon, their constant resort to shock and filth-styled humour keeps them kinda funny.
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Post by: Klutz64 on September 07, 2013, 03:10:28 PM
The problem with Family Guy is that at this point it's so self-referential that if you don't follow it, there isn't really anything that funny about it.
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Post by: Aeolus on September 08, 2013, 09:35:49 PM
The problem with Family Guy is that at this point it's so self-referential that if you don't follow it, there isn't really anything that funny about it.

That, and it got incredibly preachy to the point of rewriting the entire show to serve as what's his face's soapbox. At least the Star Wars ones are at least kinda, sorta, mildly amusing.
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Post by: Dice on September 09, 2013, 03:18:56 AM
Breaking Bad used game genie for Inf. Ammo.
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Post by: Frostillicus on September 09, 2013, 12:19:59 PM
And Futurama is done. That's it. No more.
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Not unless the writers take the out they left themselves in the episode.
Anyways, it was a very final episode-ish final episode with the usual 'revisit the start' and 'main couple ties the knot and lives happily ever after' ending. An interesting note is that after a certain point in the episode, only Fry and Leila's VAs were left doing their roles.

Honestly, good riddance...

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love the first four seasons. The following four "movies", and the first season of their return to TV were OK. After that, it just seemed like the writing became incredibly lazy and witless. No plot depth; awful pacing; thoughtless gags/jokes... I tried to watch an episode that was recently added to Netflix, and had to turn it off after a few minutes. Terribly unfunny, and not really entertaining at all. Much like the last 7 or so seasons of The Simpsons. When shows get to that point, it just seems like they are thoughtlessly churning out episodes just to get TV ratings.
Just my opinion, of course.

At least it did better than what Family Guy has done.

I believe it. I admittedly stopped watching FG after the episode Road to Germany. Not because of the episode's subject material, but because it was the first episode where I did not laugh at all. It just wasn't funny. It felt thrown together. On top of that, I had seriously had enough of the stupid musical numbers. I knew where the show was going at that point. Where most of them do...
I honestly don't know why people keep watching FG and The Simpsons today, when they are a barely a shell of what they once were (I would have name-dropped Futurama into that group too, but they at least ended it while it still had an ounce of dignity left). The typical excuse is that they are still better than a lot of stuff on TV. I disagree with that, but whatever... Different strokes.
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Post by: Agent D. on September 09, 2013, 02:29:01 PM
I still love Family Guy,but the series has become very hit or miss. The inside jokes are where most laughs come from now, like when they reference themselves or old episodes or other material the cast is involved in. The last episode featuring Stewie's time machine is a great example of this. It was really funny, but only for most of the jokes you'd get for having watched EVERY FUCKING EPISODE. Yeah, I'm one of those....

Watched the newsroom last night. I'm still very entertained by it. I love Olivia Munn's character in it. She's hot, but she's such a nerd. It's like sophisticated Attack of The Show without the asshole Kevin making her do dumb shit.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on September 09, 2013, 06:14:52 PM

Watched the newsroom last night. I'm still very entertained by it. I love Olivia Munn's character in it. She's hot, but she's such a nerd. It's like sophisticated Attack of The Show without the asshole Kevin making her do dumb shit.

Haha, Sloan is probably one of my favorite characters on television at the moment. She amuses me to no end. Especially when she punched that guy in the face and just walked away.
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Post by: Agent D. on September 09, 2013, 08:33:54 PM

Watched the newsroom last night. I'm still very entertained by it. I love Olivia Munn's character in it. She's hot, but she's such a nerd. It's like sophisticated Attack of The Show without the asshole Kevin making her do dumb shit.

Haha, Sloan is probably one of my favorite characters on television at the moment. She amuses me to no end. Especially when she punched that guy in the face and just walked away.
YES!!!!!!!
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Post by: Darilon on September 09, 2013, 09:06:14 PM
Breaking Bad

Holy shit, that was an awesome episode.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on September 09, 2013, 10:56:32 PM
Breaking Bad

Holy shit, that was an awesome episode.

Agreed. That's seriously one fucking hell of a cliffhanger.
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Post by: Dice on September 10, 2013, 12:22:28 AM
IGN Top 25 Futurama Episodes (http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/09/09/top-25-futurama-episodes?page=1).

Placements aside ("The Sting" shoulda been higher!), I agree.

More specifically, I loved when Futurama was "out there" and willing to be creative and explore choices, paradoxes, and time travelling plots (coincidentally, I love the Q episodes in Star Trek a lot too).
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Post by: Yoda on September 10, 2013, 12:58:43 AM
Breaking Bad

Holy shit, that was an awesome episode.

Agreed. That's seriously one fucking hell of a cliffhanger.

best show ever
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Post by: Frostillicus on September 10, 2013, 07:57:56 AM
IGN Top 25 Futurama Episodes (http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/09/09/top-25-futurama-episodes?page=1).

Placements aside ("The Sting" shoulda been higher!), I agree.

More specifically, I loved when Futurama was "out there" and willing to be creative and explore choices, paradoxes, and time travelling plots (coincidentally, I love the Q episodes in Star Trek a lot too).

Good list. I agree that The Sting should have been higher. Don't agree with Where no Fan has Gone Before being on there (I find that episode boring), but obviously, you probably need to be a Trek fan to appreciate it. I'm surprised that "Godfellas" is their #1.
I'm also surprised that neither of the "Anthology of Interest" episodes, nor "Kif Get Knocked up a Notch" made it on there.. That's probably what makes it their list and not mine.  =D

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Post by: pseudonym on September 11, 2013, 12:37:52 AM
best show ever

It's also one of my favorite shows. It doesn't glorify or romanticizes evil to the degree that other shows/movies do. It shows the very real consequences of making bad decisions and how such decisions can have such a bad effect on people and those around them.

My wife and I have come up with different ending scenarios for Breaking Bad (we call it BB for short).

My rambling thoughts of how it ends:
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Walt dies, Hank dies, Skyler dies, the Aryans die, Lydia dies, Gomie dies ( or he may survives and tells the police about Walt), and Jesse lives. Walt either is killed by someone, ingests the ricin, or dies of cancer. I don't think Walt will be put in jail since the show already gave the victory of arresting Heisenberg to Hank. This was a nod to Hank's character. It was his big moment. Even though Jesse has a hit out on him I don't see him dying, because it seems that the Aryans don't care about listening to Walt; they do their own thing. It's possible that Jesse either escapes or is kidnapped and forced to make blue meth for the Aryans. I think Walt comes back for Jesse.

One of the things about Jesse's character that I think ties in to the end of the show is his feelings about violence against kids. He has had a problem with kids getting used or getting trampled on in the process of something bad happening. I think he will finally see that Walt actually cared for him (in a twisted way) and ends up watching over Walt's kids for him, but from a distance. Jesse knows where Walt hide his barrels of money, so it wouldn't be hard for him to retrieve it and become the benefactor to Walt Jr. and Holly.
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Post by: Raze on September 11, 2013, 02:50:46 AM
Walt gets his end: Set up Scarface blaze of glory end, but he just ends up breaking down in tears instead before getting arrested/shot by gangsters.

Gets away with it: He..gets away with it. Catch is he's either forced back into the business or they show the cancer getting much worse. Or both. So even the good end for Walt is a bad end.
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Post by: Agent D. on September 12, 2013, 01:33:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B3ARCk0-pI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I know this is recent episodes, but a number of us were REALLY into this. It makes the lack of young justice much more bearable.
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Post by: Dice on September 12, 2013, 01:58:59 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B3ARCk0-pI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I know this is recent episodes, but a number of us were REALLY into this. It makes the lack of young justice much more bearable.

hell yes.  hopefully better than ssn1.  Looks like they're conjuring more of what made Avatar TLAB good
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Post by: Ashton on September 12, 2013, 12:14:56 PM
And Futurama is done. That's it. No more.
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Not unless the writers take the out they left themselves in the episode.
Anyways, it was a very final episode-ish final episode with the usual 'revisit the start' and 'main couple ties the knot and lives happily ever after' ending. An interesting note is that after a certain point in the episode, only Fry and Leila's VAs were left doing their roles.

Honestly, good riddance...

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love the first four seasons. The following four "movies", and the first season of their return to TV were OK. After that, it just seemed like the writing became incredibly lazy and witless. No plot depth; awful pacing; thoughtless gags/jokes... I tried to watch an episode that was recently added to Netflix, and had to turn it off after a few minutes. Terribly unfunny, and not really entertaining at all. Much like the last 7 or so seasons of The Simpsons. When shows get to that point, it just seems like they are thoughtlessly churning out episodes just to get TV ratings.
Just my opinion, of course.

This season was pretty terrible.  The only episode I really liked was Fry "living" at home one more day (but still told through an odd plot of a really loud noise/car alarm thing...the hell?).  At the very least, the record was spotty at best for the last few seasons in terms of what really stuck out.

Nevertheless, this was a great episode and a great conclusion to a pretty damn fine series (and working off Simpsons' reputation [was] certainly no easy task at the time).

Hopefully we'll see a glorious Gandalf the White return for yet another encore.
The team building exercise was freaking hilarious in my opinion, especially that scene where Leela ate the "exotic lunch." I was rolling.
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Post by: Aeolus on September 12, 2013, 12:40:17 PM
And Futurama is done. That's it. No more.
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Not unless the writers take the out they left themselves in the episode.
Anyways, it was a very final episode-ish final episode with the usual 'revisit the start' and 'main couple ties the knot and lives happily ever after' ending. An interesting note is that after a certain point in the episode, only Fry and Leila's VAs were left doing their roles.

Honestly, good riddance...

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love the first four seasons. The following four "movies", and the first season of their return to TV were OK. After that, it just seemed like the writing became incredibly lazy and witless. No plot depth; awful pacing; thoughtless gags/jokes... I tried to watch an episode that was recently added to Netflix, and had to turn it off after a few minutes. Terribly unfunny, and not really entertaining at all. Much like the last 7 or so seasons of The Simpsons. When shows get to that point, it just seems like they are thoughtlessly churning out episodes just to get TV ratings.
Just my opinion, of course.

This season was pretty terrible.  The only episode I really liked was Fry "living" at home one more day (but still told through an odd plot of a really loud noise/car alarm thing...the hell?).  At the very least, the record was spotty at best for the last few seasons in terms of what really stuck out.

Nevertheless, this was a great episode and a great conclusion to a pretty damn fine series (and working off Simpsons' reputation [was] certainly no easy task at the time).

Hopefully we'll see a glorious Gandalf the White return for yet another encore.
The team building exercise was freaking hilarious in my opinion, especially that scene where Leela ate the "exotic lunch." I was rolling.

I liked the Friender and Lamey bits better but yeah, probably the best episode of the season (although the 2D Space and Fry's Memories episodes are the best runner-ups).
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Post by: Agent D. on September 15, 2013, 03:15:15 AM
New season of Legend of Korra is like the old season. I am pleased so far.
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Post by: Dice on September 16, 2013, 07:10:01 PM
New season of Legend of Korra is like the old season. I am pleased so far.

I was happy.  The first episode was a bit slow, but I definitely like the new vibe (i.e.; the "olde Avatar" vibe) that they're trying to hit right away.  We couldn't have been further from Republic City in this season.  I have certain ideas where the season will go, but I'm curious what it will sling at us. Korra and Mako are still sort of dry as a couple (I'd rather ship her and Bolin, but that ship has sailed).

Anyways, yay!
Moving on

Dexter: Lost interest, yeah, even with only a few episodes left, maybe I'll watch the finale, but I really, really think this show has lost everything that made it anything.  From one of the best shows to easily the worst on TV right now.

Newsroom: Bah, the show reverted to all of its old habits.  Quickly: I hate Lisa and everything about her, the cover of "Let my Love Open the Door" was truly one of the worst covers ever made, any love-plotline involving Jim needs to get snuffed out.
A decent episode, but a kind of boring conclusion.

Breaking Bad:  Jesus H.  Nuff said.
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Post by: Yoda on September 16, 2013, 09:40:36 PM
Yeah I just watched the newest breaking bad.

What a dark show. Before there was always at least a little levity in the earlier seasons. This season? Man. Just damn.
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Post by: Darilon on September 16, 2013, 10:42:28 PM
Breaking bad

I was actually dreading this episode after the cliffhanger from the previous one. I started off really excited for it but as the day of its airing approached, the suspense started to get to me.

The episode itself was great and is leading up to the finale nicely. Can't believe there are only two episodes left.
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Post by: Klutz64 on September 16, 2013, 11:14:47 PM
OH MY GAWD! Can somebody please teach these writers how to make a season finale episode that ends on a cliffhanger for the new season they desperately want, but also works as a solid ending in case they don't get that new season?

Seriously, Under the Dome finale had an awful ending. I was fully expecting this to be framed as a one season show and have no idea how they're going to flesh it out enough for another 13 episodes. I mean, the thing I loved about the show was that it was fast paced, never leaving any secrets or plot threads hanging around long enough to get stale.
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Post by: pseudonym on September 16, 2013, 11:21:42 PM
Vince Gilligan stated that this last episode of BB (Ozymandias) was the best that they have had or will have.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on September 16, 2013, 11:59:33 PM
I checked out Sleepy Hollow.

It takes itself a bit too seriously given the silly premise, but I got some nice Buffy vibes from it, so I'll follow it for a couple more episodes at least.
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Post by: Aeolus on September 17, 2013, 12:34:04 AM
OH MY GAWD! Can somebody please teach these writers how to make a season finale episode that ends on a cliffhanger for the new season they desperately want, but also works as a solid ending in case they don't get that new season?

Seriously, Under the Dome finale had an awful ending. I was fully expecting this to be framed as a one season show and have no idea how they're going to flesh it out enough for another 13 episodes. I mean, the thing I loved about the show was that it was fast paced, never leaving any secrets or plot threads hanging around long enough to get stale.

TV movie. The dome collapses, everyone dies, the end.
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Post by: Dice on September 18, 2013, 05:12:43 PM
Vince Gilligan stated that this last episode of BB (Ozymandias) was the best that they have had or will have.

Everything about that episode was perfectly planned, beautifully scripted, and wonderfully directed (think the "chess table" in the fire fighters station meant anything?  DUN DUN DUUUUN).
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Vince is probably right, any episode Hank was in bumped up the show a full star out of five for me.
Be sad to see it end.  The phone call Walt phones in was probably my favorite part.  That shit was harsh.

I've watched all 3 Season of SUITS.

This is like a lawyer-version of Newsroom to me.  I hate it in some aspects, but it's really, really entertaining and a show that we "need" on TV.
It's basically a dick-measuring contest of power plays.  It can get pretty exhausting, but it's got a solid script and characters you'll love to watch (Louis Litt not only has a great name but is one of the more interesting character on television right now).

...also, apparently as soon as you become a lawyer, you become a model-grade human being.  You also work from 8am to 8pm, and you will never been seen in public in anything other than business clothes.
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Post by: Monsoon on September 18, 2013, 11:42:41 PM
Guys... Breaking Bad... I need a hug....
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Post by: Yoda on September 22, 2013, 11:36:44 AM
Guys... Breaking Bad... I need a hug....

I know. That last episode left me very distraught.
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Post by: Dice on September 22, 2013, 11:22:35 PM
Oh Dexter....way to fuck it all up.

I was gonna say: "They could have gone so many ways, but...", yet that's not necessary, nor is it the case...
With the season being what it was, the finale really couldn't be a good one.  

And how.
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Post by: Agent D. on September 22, 2013, 11:37:37 PM
Checked out Dads and Brooklyn Nine nine the other day. Dads....is pretty dull actually. Martin Mull and Peter Riegert were the best parts if the show, Giovanni Ribisi is boring unless he's being creepy. Seth Green was Seth Green.....meh. I tell you what, Brenda Strong definitely pulled off the asian schoolgirl well as a gag, but her character has potential, especially after all those years as a disney bitch.

Brooklyn nine nine, however, was quite funny. Andy Samberg has never failed to get a quick chuckle out of me, and in this...he's not just stupid funny. Give it a watch, it's pretty good.
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Post by: Darilon on September 23, 2013, 09:39:37 AM
Breaking Bad was great as always. Only one episode left now. This may be the first long running show I have seen that will end on a high point.

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Grey Matter! Doubt anything will happen this late though.
 
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Post by: Aeolus on September 23, 2013, 11:45:50 PM
Castle: Oh noes. Castle! :ohdear:

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Post by: CluelessWonder on September 24, 2013, 01:57:53 AM
Oh Dexter....way to fuck it all up.

I was gonna say: "They could have gone so many ways, but...", yet that's not necessary, nor is it the case...
With the season being what it was, the finale really couldn't be a good one.  

And how.

Gah.  I just finished watching it and damn it was shitty.  The series hit its peak during the trinity killer season.  Since then Dex has been making bad decisions. Boo.
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Post by: Aeolus on September 24, 2013, 09:20:22 PM
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Yep, this is another Joss Whedon series. The pithy remarks were everywhere. That said, the show felt more like C.S.I. Marvel but I can't really judge it on only one episode.
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Post by: Yoda on September 26, 2013, 02:47:57 AM
New Girl is a bit weak so far this season
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Post by: Dice on September 26, 2013, 05:39:33 PM
Oh Dexter....way to fuck it all up.

I was gonna say: "They could have gone so many ways, but...", yet that's not necessary, nor is it the case...
With the season being what it was, the finale really couldn't be a good one.  

And how.

Gah.  I just finished watching it and damn it was shitty.  The series hit its peak during the trinity killer season.  Since then Dex has been making bad decisions. Boo.

I actually would have preferred a boring ending to what we got. 

Seriously: Lumberjack. 

Fucking. 
Lumberjack.

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And yeah New Girl so far, so bad.  The bit with Winston being colour blind was good.  I have a feeling that despite the minority representation, New Girl is "white people" humor. 
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Post by: Yoda on September 26, 2013, 06:01:17 PM
It's weird... because it doesn't seem like New Girl is doing anything differently .. it's just falling flat. I hope it picks up b/c I dig them
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Post by: Aeolus on September 26, 2013, 09:44:30 PM
Checked out the start of Big Bang 7 and The Crazy Ones.

So far its 'more of the same', and 'this show really is a Robin Williams vehicle' respectfully.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on September 26, 2013, 09:50:27 PM
Parks and Recreation was great, glad to see it back. Amy Poehler's chemistry with just about every other actor on the show helps make the show for me and I was grinning like an idiot near the end when I saw Leslie's reaction to April's letter.
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Post by: Klutz64 on September 26, 2013, 09:55:54 PM
Checked out the start of Big Bang 7 and The Crazy Ones.

So far its 'more of the same', and 'this show really is a Robin Williams vehicle' respectfully.

Yeah, you can tell the only way it was going to have Robin Williams in it was to place it in an ad agency so that it could be "Product Placement: The Sitcom" Still found it enjoyable.
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Post by: pseudonym on September 26, 2013, 11:54:03 PM
I'm glad I never really got in the Dexter series.  That beard he has solidified me ever getting into the series. Speaking of, that "beard" looks a brushing leftover from a golden retriever. Horrible. Are we going to have to get a double for facial hair? Seriously.
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Post by: Ashton on September 27, 2013, 01:15:45 AM
Agents of SHIELD was not good.
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Post by: Yoda on September 27, 2013, 01:51:42 AM
Holy shit Parks is back? fucking sweet!

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Post by: Lard on September 27, 2013, 07:55:25 AM
I'm watching Count Duckula on Youtube and it holds up a lot better than I expected.
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Post by: Dice on September 27, 2013, 08:18:14 AM
PETER SERAFINOWICZ ON PARKS AND REC WOOOOOOO.

I loved how Chris Pratt (Andy) got serious fit since he's filming Guardians of the Galaxy.  And I love how it was explained on the show as simply as "quitting beer".
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Post by: Yoda on September 27, 2013, 04:42:43 PM
PETER SERAFINOWICZ ON PARKS AND REC WOOOOOOO.

I loved how Chris Pratt (Andy) got serious fit since he's filming Guardians of the Galaxy.  And I love how it was explained on the show as simply as "quitting beer".

I'm glad Parks is still awesome.

Ron's trip to Scotland = What I've been dreaming about forever.
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Post by: GrimReality on September 28, 2013, 12:40:29 PM
Nan and I finished watching the first season of Being Human. They sure packed a lot in 6 episodes! An American series would have dragged it out over 26.
It was just ok at first, but by the 6th we were fully invested. There's a lot of themes going on here, and some really good writing. It's obviously not just about the setup. I'm impressed. We will definitely watch the next season, but not for quite a while. Both AHS and TWD will be starting soon, and I don't like watching too many shows at any given time.
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Post by: Raze on September 28, 2013, 01:28:01 PM
 I kind of wanted to give Being Human a try, but I held off when I read it had constant problems of cast members leaving.
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Post by: Dice on September 28, 2013, 05:58:01 PM
Agents of SHIELD was not good.

I think it's important to NEVER judge a series by its first episode.

Hell, in the case of Parks & Rec, you can't judge a show by its first SEASON (cuz it was all garbage...that and the "sister city" episode, wtf).  They kinda just get their feet of the ground with that and still don't have the best grip of what they're doing or who the characters are.

Anyways!

Elementary - Good to have it back, more 1 hour mystery sessions are always welcomed.  I like the "logic" solutions > forensic evidence crime shows that come in spades.

Korra - Good enough.  Unalaq is completely see-through as far as asking "is he evil?".  Varrik was great though, his over the top comedy really works and any joke with "Ju Lee" and the poop joke was spot on.  Loved time with the old Aang family.

Parks and Rec-- For a show in its 6th season, it was a great episode.  Gerry needed to get punched.  Ironically, for the first time ever he actually deserved the hate he got.  Ron was perfect
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Post by: Daggerstrike on September 29, 2013, 02:24:54 PM
Agents of SHIELD was not good.

I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Darilon on September 29, 2013, 04:59:59 PM
Rewatching episodes from Tru Calling, Daily Edition and Quantum Leap.

<3 Quantum Leap.
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Post by: Klutz64 on September 29, 2013, 05:17:41 PM
I remember really liking Tru Calling. I also remember it ending right when it seemed like it was about to get even better.
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Post by: Dice on September 29, 2013, 10:31:07 PM
Breaking bad....the end of one of television's best shows.

I'll be sad, but all the same, it's great they didn't prolong a great thing till it was dry, bland, and a completely lost cause (The Office and Dexter certainly ring true to a ruined legacy).

It was perfect; Walt's final act was brave, well executed, and a perfect way to end the series about a dead man walking. 

EDIT: PS:: Badger and Skinny Pete.  'Nuf said.
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Post by: Yoda on September 30, 2013, 12:50:37 PM
Yeah the use of Badger and Skinny Pete was fantastic.

Brilliant ending and my favorite non-scifi show ever. I love that each character had a great "last scene"
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Post by: Darilon on September 30, 2013, 01:21:00 PM
Breaking Bad

A great end to a great series.

The suspense in the first 10 minutes was unreal.

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Poor Huell is probably still waiting in that room :(
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Post by: GrimReality on September 30, 2013, 05:08:03 PM
Sometimes I wonder what I missed with Breaking Bad. I can only imagine it goes way beyond the uninteresting premise. I generally can't stand anything about drugs, which is why I never bothered giving it a shot. Maybe someday.
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Post by: Dice on September 30, 2013, 06:06:12 PM
Yeah the use of Badger and Skinny Pete was fantastic.

Brilliant ending and my favorite non-scifi show ever. I love that each character had a great "last scene"
Sometimes I wonder what I missed with Breaking Bad. I can only imagine it goes way beyond the uninteresting premise. I generally can't stand anything about drugs, which is why I never bothered giving it a shot. Maybe someday.

Except Marie, but she'd be getting her closure soon enough... =/

Sometimes I wonder what I missed with Breaking Bad. I can only imagine it goes way beyond the uninteresting premise. I generally can't stand anything about drugs, which is why I never bothered giving it a shot. Maybe someday.

Give at least the first episode a show.  It's a brilliant combination of perfect directing, an honest script, the occasional and well fit-in funny, and a believable cast.  It does very little to glorify 'drugs' if that's what you're worried about.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on September 30, 2013, 06:12:30 PM
Sometimes I wonder what I missed with Breaking Bad. I can only imagine it goes way beyond the uninteresting premise. I generally can't stand anything about drugs, which is why I never bothered giving it a shot. Maybe someday.

See, I felt the same way. I might have mentioned this before, but the premise never sold me, but a couple of friends kept insisting I watch it. I eventually caved, and I loved the shit out of it. I guess the best way I can put it is that Breaking Bad is about drugs the same way The Last of Us is about zombies.

Anyway, the ending was phenomenal. It was immensely satisfying.

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Walt's execution of the Nazis was so classic Breaking Bad Walt. It hearkens back to Walt's ingenuity, such as when he basically blew up Tuco's place in season 1, taking out Gus in season 4, and the magnet episode in season 5.

Nobody gets redeemed. Basically everyone Walter came into contact with had their lives destroyed, so now its all about recovery. Walter was a force of destruction, and for the sole exception of maybe Flynn and Holly, everyone else got screwed over by him in some way.

And I totally concur with the inclusion of Badger and Skinny Pete! They're bit in the episode was so fantastic.

My absolute favorite bit was the scene where Walt was in the house and there's a flashback to episode 1. You can just tell he was thinking about the exact moment when he should have turned right when he turned left. Loved it loved it loved it.
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Post by: Dice on September 30, 2013, 06:31:57 PM
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I think the best thing about Badger and Skinny Pete's role is that it feels so "Walt White". The show enjoys putting in something "amusing" or even funny when it can.  It combines Walt's contacts (the two off-beat idiots who have followed the series since the first season but never had a huge role), it was non-violent, and it was just a damn clever idea to have what *would be* the two *worst* assassins in history ...to just use laser pointers.  

And yeah, I agree Tun.  No one got redeemed, but their "just desserts" and some closure to the spinning-hell that Walt brought in to people's lives.  Certainly the remaining White family will take time to recover.

Do you think Walt was sincere when he said "it was all for him"?  Has he just been telling himself it's for his family?  I don't think I can take an answer that says the whole series was just for Walt's personal interest, because he was "good" at it, because he is so family-oriented.  Definitely six of one-half, half-dozen of the other for me.

Also, Walt's Jesse rescue was a perfect "final act".  And I particularly loved, despite the rather "calm pace" of the episodes, how Walt came in and out of the scenes like a ghost in set up the final act.
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Post by: Darilon on September 30, 2013, 06:56:21 PM
Breaking Bad

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I loved the scene  where Jessie was making the box. I actually thought the Nazis had begun to trust Jessie and were allowing him some privileges but noooope. Daydream.


Speaking of the Neo Nazis, I love how they were not carrying around pictures of Hitler or Nazi flags. Hell, the whole white supremacy thing was downplayed. I could see other shows tossing that stuff in which I think would have ruined Jack and his crew.


Oh God. Todd and his Lydia ringtone. Cringe worthy but such a Todd thing to do.
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Post by: Dice on September 30, 2013, 07:07:56 PM
Mike dun give a fuck, and Skyler is a lot less "puffy" here then she is in the show....is that Skinny Pete?
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Post by: Frostillicus on September 30, 2013, 08:20:31 PM
Sometimes I wonder what I missed with Breaking Bad. I can only imagine it goes way beyond the uninteresting premise. I generally can't stand anything about drugs, which is why I never bothered giving it a shot. Maybe someday.

Don't judge this book by its cover.  I mean, I don't like crooked cops, but I still think The Shield was a fantastic show. BB is seriously one of the best shows on modern television. Exciting and thrilling. Very well written, and very well acted. Cranston greatly deserves the multiple emmys he got for it. Check it out sometime, brother.
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Post by: pseudonym on September 30, 2013, 08:36:45 PM
Finally watched the Breaking Bad finale. It was good. I'm glad they wrapped up everyone's arc the way they did. Great show. 
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Post by: pseudonym on September 30, 2013, 08:39:10 PM
Sometimes I wonder what I missed with Breaking Bad. I can only imagine it goes way beyond the uninteresting premise. I generally can't stand anything about drugs, which is why I never bothered giving it a shot. Maybe someday.

Give it a try. Sometimes descriptions of movies/shows don't portray how well/awful a show really is. In this case, it doesn't reveal how good it is.
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 30, 2013, 08:41:00 PM
I saw a advert for the Bates Motel.

It looks truly awful.
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Post by: Raze on September 30, 2013, 08:44:55 PM
 I like that everyone is making a dumb face or putting on a big smile and Mike is just sitting there in character.
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Post by: pseudonym on September 30, 2013, 09:26:47 PM
Me being nit-picky about Breaking Bad's finale:

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Did Jesse get stopped by the cops as he was fleeing? What about Jesse's fingerprints on the gun that tie him to the scene of the crime? Each Aryan with the exception of Todd (conveniently) is shot by Walt's contraption. Some things felt a little too convenient

Regardless, I think it was a great show and those things I can over-look.
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Post by: Klutz64 on September 30, 2013, 09:53:03 PM
AMAZING RACE 23!!!

< Kind of a fan.
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Post by: Aeolus on October 01, 2013, 12:32:18 AM
DwtS: And that's why they don't call him "Bill Nye: The Dancing Guy". Of course given how long he coasted, I doubt Gaga's going anywhere till maybe the quarter-finals.

Castle: Now to see how much of the old they can keep while still moving forward. Also, bets on the season finale offing the FBI partner (that or she's part of some super uber conspiracy).


Edit: Agents of Serenity: Episode 2. The team building episode. The show still feels like Firefly: Marvel Edition, and it's beginning to feel like the reason to watch the show are for the movie character cameos rather than for the show itself.
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Post by: Ashton on October 02, 2013, 02:37:52 AM
Agents of SHIELD had a solid second episode. It's still not great, just pretty good. I dislike the characters though, which is a problem with something that's supposed to be character driven. Melinda May and Grant Ward are pretty boring characters. Ward is the stereotypical stoic fighter and May is a ho-hum Whedon action girl. Not that there's anything wrong with that but they've been done better before, by Whedon himself. The writing's a bit better now though. I liked the scene at the end.
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Post by: Agent D. on October 02, 2013, 04:09:01 AM
Coulson is better off as a sideline wiseass like he is in the marvel movies. He is not main star material, and the show is destroying his coolness factor. He was better off dead, now he's getting cheesy.
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Post by: Dice on October 04, 2013, 12:09:50 AM
http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2013/10/norm-mcdonald-breaking-bad/
Norm MacDonald offers.... a really convincing perspective on the Breaking Bad ending.

SPOILERZ
It is one of those "It's just a dream" things, but he points out some weird-ities that did bug me in the episode itself.
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The basic idea is that Walt dies in the car he was in at the beginning; the police drove by and caught him ...and then his "dream" began.

The car he gets into, who's ever it is, has keys in it that just fall down from out of no where.

He's a VERY wanted man, yet he's talking to a waitress.

He seems to go in and out of scenes almost too perfectly.

How the hell did he get resin in the Stevia sugar?

Walt's plan is PERFECT.  Everything "works out" in how it should.  ...when has this ever happened to him?

The meth Nazi's are ALL assembled, and they let him park the car which would match the angle for his turret.  How convenient!

Badger and Skinny Pete were also easy enough to find

Maybe not at ALL canon, but it's still fun and interesting.  And I love when fan theories fit pretty damn well with the evidence presented.

I liked the episode as an example of people performing routines; Walt knew how to manipulate and catch people because of their "habits".  That and I like the ideas about how Walt is a different man in pride than when he's lost it.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on October 07, 2013, 10:15:06 PM
I'm still liking Sleepy Hollow. It's nothing amazing, but its fun and the characters are quite likable. It still is in its birth throes; I feel like this is the kind of show that gets better in the 2nd and 3rd seasons, a la Buffy. Good thing it was picked up for a 2nd season!
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Post by: Aeolus on October 08, 2013, 01:43:21 AM
DwtS: Modern Family. You can take her back.

Castle: Welp! That didn't take long. Who wants to bet that the CIA guy is going to end up either dead or on a suspect list by the end of this season?
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Post by: Dice on October 08, 2013, 10:40:11 AM
I'm watching "Once Upon a Time" on Netflix.

It's awful....yet it appeals to all of my inner-girlie that I keep watching....AUUUUGH
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Post by: Starmongoose on October 08, 2013, 10:48:01 AM
Yeah, it's pretty bad, but I watched the first season. Something kept me hooked, but I didn't watch the second season.
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Post by: Aeolus on October 08, 2013, 09:45:35 PM
AoS: Hey, they have two potential antagonists now. One evil industrial type, and one classic super-science gone wrong supervillain type. More importantly was the better use of themes regarding SHIELD's murky nature and the aforementioned setup for a classic supervillain type. The most important thing though was that I didn't feel like I was watching Firefly's Earth based, modern day, brother.

Also nice to see The Hobbit part 2 getting all the way up to Smaug. Pretty much means that episode 3 will be almost entirely about the Battle of the Five Armies.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 10, 2013, 03:07:22 PM
First episode of American Horror Story: Coven last night. I can't say I was happy with it. I was expecting something...different, I guess. There are parts of it that jive with what I was hoping for, like the old school stuff with Kathy Bates. I didn't even know she was involved, so that was a cool surprise.
I'm not too keen on the "school for witches" business. It just feels like it's all been done before, and bit too much like a more graphic version of a CW show. Hopefully, this doesn't end up being the main component.
As great as Jessica Lange is, I have to admit I'm kind of tired of her. Especially since she seems to be playing the same role that she's played the past 2 seasons. I'd like her to play someone against type.
It's too early to tell, so I'll leave it at that. Sometimes it takes a few episodes to get things in a smooth (Mc)groove.

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Post by: CluelessWonder on October 10, 2013, 11:02:39 PM
Didn't even know AHS:C started.  I loved the first season but thought the second had too much going on and didn't care for it. 

I have way too much stuff on the dvr.  I have episodes from last season I need to watch.  It's to the point where I hope I don't like new shows.  I can say that of the new shows, I like Sleepy Hollow.  Marvel is just okay and I am thinking of dropping that one.  Still have to check out Blacklist, The Tomorrow People, and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.  I seriously need to drop some shows. 
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Post by: Aeolus on October 11, 2013, 12:21:10 AM
Didn't even know AHS:C started.  I loved the first season but thought the second had too much going on and didn't care for it. 

I have way too much stuff on the dvr.  I have episodes from last season I need to watch.  It's to the point where I hope I don't like new shows.  I can say that of the new shows, I like Sleepy Hollow.  Marvel is just okay and I am thinking of dropping that one.  Still have to check out Blacklist, The Tomorrow People, and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.  I seriously need to drop some shows. 

The only thing I really saw of OUaTiW is that the fight scenes felt like they came straight out of Power Rangers. Which is probably par for the course as far as it and its big brother show are concerned.
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Post by: CluelessWonder on October 11, 2013, 03:09:57 AM
I grew up watching Ultraman so cheesy fight scenes are nostalgic to me.  Anyways, I like OuAT but I'm 12 episodes behind so I hope there isn't any crossover.  I guess I should catch up before watching the spinoff just in case.

I watched Witches of East End.  Everything seemed familiar to me so I searched on the Internet and discovered I read the the book on which it was based.  Just like the book, I thought it was just okay and have no desire to see/read the rest of the series.

Just finished watching the latest episode of Bones - The whole Pilant ending  was very anti-climatic. 
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Post by: Ashton on October 11, 2013, 11:58:19 AM
The Tomorrow People is a horrible show. Don't bother.

Arrow is much better than that and Agents of SHIELD. Combined.
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Post by: Agent D. on October 11, 2013, 03:30:05 PM
Brooklyn 99 is currently my new crack. It's hilarious.
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Post by: Aeolus on October 11, 2013, 04:34:46 PM
The Tomorrow People is a horrible show. Don't bother.

Arrow is much better than that and Agents of SHIELD. Combined.

I'm not surprised that The Tomorrow People sucked. It's CW trying to do Heroes but without any of the fun or interesting characters that made Heroes watchable. I can at least see how Arrow manages to do well considering its focused on a single established Superhero, Green Arrow (and probably Black Canary since those two always seem to end up paired together), plus the formula is tried and true.

And Agents of SHIELD still feels like its way too early to fully call. I wouldn't be surprised if it needed a season to grow the beard and get good, provided that Whedon doesn't get the show canned due to him being a one-trick pony writer.
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Post by: Klutz64 on October 11, 2013, 05:34:54 PM
The Tomorrow People is a horrible show. Don't bother.

Arrow is much better than that and Agents of SHIELD. Combined.

I'm not surprised that The Tomorrow People sucked. It's CW trying to do Heroes but without any of the fun or interesting characters that made Heroes watchable. I can at least see how Arrow manages to do well considering its focused on a single established Superhero, Green Arrow (and probably Black Canary since those two always seem to end up paired together), plus the formula is tried and true.

And Agents of SHIELD still feels like its way too early to fully call. I wouldn't be surprised if it needed a season to grow the beard and get good, provided that Whedon doesn't get the show canned due to him being a one-trick pony writer.

Considering Agents of SHIELD seconds as marketing for Disney/Marvel projects, I'm pretty sure it will get two seasons at the very least. Besides, I'm kind of enjoying it.
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Post by: Aeolus on October 15, 2013, 12:49:54 AM
Castle: Status, meet Quo.

DwtS: God DAMMMMMMMMNNNNNN!!!!! It was like watching King of the Nerds all over again.


Tuesday Edit: Agents of Seduce Him. Highlight of that otherwise boring episode. Would very much like you to stick to a plot arc for more than one episode at a time, plz.
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Post by: Lard on October 16, 2013, 10:28:35 AM
I got a strange craving to watch Soap.

So I marathoned through all four seasons.

The first three held up just as well as I remembered, but the fourth was pretty weak.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 17, 2013, 12:23:22 PM
2nd episode of AHS: Coven. WTF?! They're just throwing everything at us hoping something will stick. This really isn't all that good so far. Feels more like Witches of X-Men, with each witch having a specific "power". There is no sense of horror at all so far. At least not in the "this is scary" sense. It HAS been a bit gruesome, and the language is borderline R movie material. It's weird that a FX show can get away with this much.
I'll give this a chance to improve, but I'm not very hopeful.

First Ep. of TWD was decent, so at least I have that.
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Post by: Starmongoose on October 17, 2013, 02:54:45 PM
Weird that you think the language is excessive when all I can think of is how distracting it is watching them dance around the word "GENIAL MEMBER OF ETHNIC GROUPS THAT ORIGINATE IN THE AFRICAN CONTINENT OR CLOSEBY THEREIN". WOAH. Hold the presses, I never realized the site did that. This is ironic.



Anywho, I think the scope of this season has taken out a large part of the horror aspect. First season was a house, then it was an asylum, now it is more or less an entire town. The claustrophobic atmosphere is gone but I think it has potential to go places.

It is suffering a bit of "smart characters doing stupid things" syndrome, though.
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Cordelia's clearly satanic fertility spell and Zoe's boyfriend Resurrection spell. I just felt like screaming "Have you two never seen "Practical Magic". This never ends well.
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Post by: Monsoon on October 17, 2013, 03:06:13 PM
Dude, did they just tease Brother Blood in yesterday's episode of Arrow?  My 1990s George Perez senses are tingling. 
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Post by: Daggerstrike on October 17, 2013, 05:07:05 PM

First Ep. of TWD was decent, so at least I have that.

I have been trying to figure it out and I am sure when you say it I will be all "duh" but what the fuck is TWD?


I am a little behind on my TV watching for this week. I watched the new S.H.I.E.L.D. and I am still enjoying it, but I really want more...epicness from it. I know it's early, but I want something of a tangible storyline that fits together. They are hinting at it but give me more.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 17, 2013, 09:37:09 PM
Weird that you think the language is excessive when all I can think of is how distracting it is watching them dance around the word "GENIAL MEMBER OF ETHNIC GROUPS THAT ORIGINATE IN THE AFRICAN CONTINENT OR CLOSEBY THEREIN". WOAH. Hold the presses, I never realized the site did that. This is ironic.

Anywho, I think the scope of this season has taken out a large part of the horror aspect. First season was a house, then it was an asylum, now it is more or less an entire town. The claustrophobic atmosphere is gone but I think it has potential to go places.

It is suffering a bit of "smart characters doing stupid things" syndrome, though.
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Cordelia's clearly satanic fertility spell and Zoe's boyfriend Resurrection spell. I just felt like screaming "Have you two never seen "Practical Magic". This never ends well.

I don't think the language is excessive, personally. It fits for what's happening on screen. It's just obvious the show is on the very teetering edge of what is allowed without having to be on a pay channel.
YES, to your coded section. That's been driving me crazy.
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Why would Zoe willingly help do that? She keeps saying she wants to be honest and not do bad things. Plus, she only knew the guy a couple hours! And why were those two allowed to go wandering off, anyway? I would think they would be watched closer after what happened.

First Ep. of TWD was decent, so at least I have that.

I have been trying to figure it out and I am sure when you say it I will be all "duh" but what the fuck is TWD?


Really?! TWD = The Walking Dead. Duh, Dag. ; - )
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Post by: Aeolus on October 17, 2013, 10:37:05 PM