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« Reply #1485 on: October 26, 2014, 07:33:51 AM »

Been watching Sleepy Hollow....oh my god this show is stupid. I'm only watching it at this point because its stupidity has gotten entertaining. The thing that always gets me the most are the two main characters acting like they have a chance of getting out of this alive. Every time they talk like that, my immediate thought is the fact that they are supposed to be the two witnesses from Revelations.....who are killed by the Beast and then the people of the Earth celebrate. Then they go to heaven. The two know they are supposed to be these two witnesses, but they never bother to read the associated Bible passages.
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« Reply #1486 on: October 27, 2014, 09:48:45 AM »

Forgot to mention I watched the first season of Person of Interest recently. I tried watching it when it first premiered and thought the pilot was absolute garbage.

The first episode is still pretty much junk, but it picks up relatively quickly after that. The only thing that never gets better is the main character. I wouldn't be surprised if someone who knew nothing of the show saw a scene (any scene) and thought Mr. Reese was supposed to be a parody of the "damaged tough guy" persona.
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« Reply #1487 on: November 03, 2014, 08:31:47 PM »

Despite my complete disinterest in Coven, AHS: Freak Show has been surprisingly good. The various plot lines are at least cohesive and not a kitchen sink of unrelated horror tropes. It's still crazy problematic, but entertaining.
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« Reply #1488 on: November 03, 2014, 10:35:13 PM »

Despite my complete disinterest in Coven, AHS: Freak Show has been surprisingly good. The various plot lines are at least cohesive and not a kitchen sink of unrelated horror tropes. It's still crazy problematic, but entertaining.
My thoughts exactly. It's not a great show, but it's a LOT better than Coven.

Last nights Walking Dead pretty much sucked.
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I like Beth as a character, but we didn't need a complete episode about her that felt totally disjointed from everything else going on. Very weird.
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« Reply #1489 on: November 03, 2014, 10:55:24 PM »

Been watching Sleepy Hollow....oh my god this show is stupid. I'm only watching it at this point because its stupidity has gotten entertaining. The thing that always gets me the most are the two main characters acting like they have a chance of getting out of this alive. Every time they talk like that, my immediate thought is the fact that they are supposed to be the two witnesses from Revelations.....who are killed by the Beast and then the people of the Earth celebrate. Then they go to heaven. The two know they are supposed to be these two witnesses, but they never bother to read the associated Bible passages.

I think it walks the fine line between pretty crappy and pretty good.  The scares are good and the dialogue is pretty funny, but the overarching story is pretty much made-up, make-believe, gibberish (with real myth thrown in).  I'm liking it for what it is, it's a lot of fun at least.

And I also watch Newsroom even against better judgment.

Korra Alone was a great episode in Legend of Korra's 4th Season, but the rest hasn't been up to snuff.  Rather it could take the 22 minute long episodes into more brisk 15 minute ones and pack other, better content in instead.  I feel like Korra is right on so many levels, but its lost a lot of the 'heart' the first series had.  The fights have been good (the better budget SHINES there), but the lot in between? Not so much.
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« Reply #1490 on: November 05, 2014, 02:21:22 AM »

New Girl
This season has been fun.  This show could have a bad episode but nothing changes how much I love the cast's chemistry with each other to be goofy.  This weeks episode was *amazing* even on concept alone promising good chuckles. 
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« Reply #1491 on: November 06, 2014, 09:10:45 AM »

Man, Freak Show is really starting to wear on me. The over the top violence, and just plain overall mean attitude, is getting hard to watch. This is not fun, or scary. It's disturbing.
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Do they really need to show the nutjob kid stabbing the hell out of the guy he brought to the hideout? We all know horror is more effective when implied than shown. Or is this just meant as one big middle finger farce to the torture porn people out there?
It's hard to tell when this show is being serious, and when it's trying to play on tropes.
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« Reply #1492 on: November 07, 2014, 07:47:04 PM »

CAnnot. Stop, Watching, Clarissa Explains it All...

Melissa Joan Hart's sense of style is at least 70% of the reason I'm attracted to any woman at all.

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« Reply #1493 on: November 10, 2014, 10:21:45 PM »

I doubt anyone else here watches it, but this season of TUF (115lb women's strawweights) has been the best one in about 4 or 5 years. 

They can be a bit petty at times, but these ladies have brought it so hard since day one that it doesn't matter. 

I know there are a lot of negative stereotypes out there about MMA, and it's shame because this is compelling television.
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« Reply #1494 on: November 11, 2014, 11:38:39 AM »

I haven't watched Castle all season because, well, ouch. It started to not be as good last season, and I was even more discouraged by this season's premiere. I watched it last night because of a certain wedding finally taking place. It was underwhelming. Something fans have been waiting for a long time to happen, and the wedding occupies a whole five minutes (tops) at the very end of the episode. It's so sad when your favorite shows start getting silly and bad and they just keep going, and going, and going and...
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« Reply #1495 on: November 11, 2014, 10:28:48 PM »

I haven't watched Castle all season because, well, ouch. It started to not be as good last season, and I was even more discouraged by this season's premiere. I watched it last night because of a certain wedding finally taking place. It was underwhelming. Something fans have been waiting for a long time to happen, and the wedding occupies a whole five minutes (tops) at the very end of the episode. It's so sad when your favorite shows start getting silly and bad and they just keep going, and going, and going and...

While I was disappointed by the fact that they stuck the wedding in a goddamn Twilight Zone episode, the fact that the wedding itself was set against the cover of a harlequin romance novel got an lol out of me.


Anyways, AoS is merrily moving its plot along now that we seem to be out of the season break blues. Unfortunately, my Marvel lore-fu is pretty mediocre so I'm not too sure which series the city puzzle was referencing.
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« Reply #1496 on: November 13, 2014, 05:01:27 PM »

Speaking of Bruce Campbell (over in the movies thread). I just stumbled across the Adventures of Brisco County Jr. 

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« Reply #1497 on: November 20, 2014, 01:44:58 AM »



Over the Garden Wall

This was a 10 episode mini-series (episodes about 10-12 minutes in length) done by one of the Adventure Time guys.

Wow.

Right off the bat I will say, as a negative, it does suffer from some of the random and occasionally odd and off-beat humour that Adventure Time does; that 'quirk for the sake of quirk' feeling in characters (the little brother Greg being especially cutesy and clueless and little else), but this sort of dissipates after you get absorbed into the world and matter-of-fact lore and strange yet welcoming look to everything. 

And on that note, what a world it is!  The world itself takes after late 1800s/early 1900s American motif but has a very Brother's Grimm vibe in its strange denizens and peculiar stories.  The series also nails a look that is both comforting and sweet yet strangely haunting (and occasionally creepy) and it knows how to balance these separate atmospheres and play with the viewers expectations. 

It also has a strange yet clever and sweet twist and an outstanding resolution to the whole ordeal.  I feel like it's something that came out of an indie videogame, if I had to pick.  The villains are interesting, the main characters grow on you, and the one-episode supporting cast are bizarre and interesting (if not on appearances alone sometimes) and the entire thing wraps up so beautifully and perfectly (so there likely won't be a season 2, unless it's with a new cast).

I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it.  It's short, strange, but completely unique and gives off that air of something you've always wanted to watch but never seen.  I think it's also what makes Adventure Time (and Over the Garden wall as well) so appealing is that its core plot is so basic that anything can and usually does go.  Unlike AT, this wraps up in a great little package.

Oh, and the art and music (and sometimes musical numbers) are wonderful too.
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