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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:18 pm

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Sammy Sofa wrote:The part that's weird to me is that I thought that Brian's comment must have surely been about the truly fantastic Jeremy Bearimy episode, but instead it's about the the perfectly just OK "Jason's dad is, of course, just an older dirtbag version of Jason" episode.


Yep. I was like "THIS is the episode you're freaking out about?" The Jeremy Bearimy timeline is probably my favorite moment of absurdity in the series AND it went really deep philosophically.

The "B" story was far better than the "A" story in last week's which hurts it a lot even though it was really fun


Yeah, it was a totally fine and enjoyable episode, but I definitely went into it like a nerd thinking, "man, this episode must be AMAZING since people on that lonely Cubs message board were reacting to it like that." I kept waiting for something more to happen.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:19 pm

Plus there wasn't any insanely jacked Chidi, so automatic downgrade right there.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:51 pm

Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is really good. As everyone who watched Mad Men knows, Kiernan Shipka is really good.

But damn is it ever dark. Way darker than I expected.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:15 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is really good. As everyone who watched Mad Men knows, Kiernan Shipka is really good.

But damn is it ever dark. Way darker than I expected.

One episode in. I have a newborn at home so precious little time to binge through a show like this, but glad to hear it's good.
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Re: TV thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:16 am

Have you seen sunny?


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Postby abuck1220 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:40 pm

I don’t know if that was brilliant or the most bizarre shark jump in tv history but man hats off to them for doing it. amazing.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:46 pm

damn you, I haven't watched it yet!
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Postby The Logan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:01 pm

I kept waiting for a punchline and it didn't come and I was just like "Well, that was just beautifully done then"
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:09 pm

The Logan wrote:I kept waiting for a punchline and it didn't come and I was just like "Well, that was just beautifully done then"


Yeah, I'm still really confused by it. Like, I thought it was amazingly well done...but at the same time, do they "get" to do something like this after 13 seasons that have been NOTHING like this? I don't even know if that's the right way to put it. It just felt very strange for this show to suddenly find a heart.
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Postby Brian » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:15 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
The Logan wrote:I kept waiting for a punchline and it didn't come and I was just like "Well, that was just beautifully done then"


Yeah, I'm still really confused by it. Like, I thought it was amazingly well done...but at the same time, do they "get" to do something like this after 13 seasons that have been NOTHING like this? I don't even know if that's the right way to put it. It just felt very strange for this show to suddenly find a heart.


Deadline: I think it’s fair to say this season’s finale was unlike anything we’ve seen on Sunny before.

Rob McElhenney: Very rarely do we have any kind of a real emotional resonance. We’ve been working on this show for 14 years and we want to just try different things, see what works and what doesn’t work. We like to stretch and do things that are a little bit scary.

Deadline: I can think of a couple moments where Sunny showed emotion – the tear falling down Charlie’s cheek after the Waitress slept with Frank, the look on Mac’s face when Dee gave birth [McElhenney and Olson had just become parents in real life, and the baby in Dee’s arms is their son Axel]. But it’s a long jump from those little moments to this finale. Was there any nervousness about taking fans where they weren’t used to going?


McElhenney: We stopped very early on trying to predict what people will respond to from us. We’ll be in the writers room and say, This episode is going to crush, or this particular joke or that particular moment, or this is something they’re going to talk about and want to see more of. Then it airs and you never hear from it again.

Then there are these other things that we just write not really even thinking too much about, and for whatever reason they resonate comedically or emotionally and you don’t even realize it until you see it on social media or you’re talking to people in public or we do a live show and you see how they’ve responded. We have absolutely no idea how to predict those things.


https://deadline.com/2018/11/rob-mcelhe ... 202491621/
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:23 pm

I gotta say, that they have to reach to essentially say, "remember when that dude shed a tear over the women he repeatedly harassed and stalked? That was an emotional moment!" is pretty damn funny.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:26 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:


this may not be the most pressing question but why do you need to put Keith David in a Nutty Professor fat suit
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:29 pm

Or Adam Pally in anything.

#HappyEndingsWasn'tCancelledSoonEnough

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:33 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Or Adam Pally in anything.

#HappyEndingsWasn'tCancelledSoonEnough


you're just mad that his character was the "fat" one and he was half the size of you at the time.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:36 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Or Adam Pally in anything.

#HappyEndingsWasn'tCancelledSoonEnough


you're just mad that his character was the "fat" one and he was half the size of you at the time.


I didn't watch until I was the svelte sexmonster I am now, but yes, I was definitely more than a little annoyed as to how he was supposed to be "fat," especially as he got more and more cracked out-looking over the series.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:37 pm

Plus that other generic blocky white guy was legit doughy, and he was standing RIGHT THERE.
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Postby Banedon » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:38 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:svelte sexmonster


If only I could add new user "ranks".
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:42 pm

Banedon wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:svelte sexmonster


If only I could add new user "ranks".


And give everyone these, too:

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Re: TV thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:53 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
The Logan wrote:I kept waiting for a punchline and it didn't come and I was just like "Well, that was just beautifully done then"


Yeah, I'm still really confused by it. Like, I thought it was amazingly well done...but at the same time, do they "get" to do something like this after 13 seasons that have been NOTHING like this? I don't even know if that's the right way to put it. It just felt very strange for this show to suddenly find a heart.


The more I think about it, the more I find something like his letter to Chase Utley sadly sincere and sympathetic than this latest season finale.

It just does not, IMO, fit at all in this world they've created.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:59 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:It just does not, IMO, fit at all in this world they've created.

really important to caveat that IMO
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:04 pm

It feels like more like a shoehorned in gimmick than anything else. But hey, they tried something! That's OK. It was a lovely sequence, but it's just sort of there, and I don't buy the sincerity from the same show that gave us this:

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:27 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:It feels like more like a shoehorned in gimmick than anything else. But hey, they tried something! That's OK. It was a lovely sequence, but it's just sort of there, and I don't buy the sincerity from the same show that gave us this:

It seemed fairly sincere to me, as far as things that involve acting and storytelling and generally making stuff up can be sincere.
They created the show as 20-somethings and now they're married with children in their 40s. I'm not so sure what is so hard about "buying" sincerity out of these people.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:38 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:It feels like more like a shoehorned in gimmick than anything else. But hey, they tried something! That's OK. It was a lovely sequence, but it's just sort of there, and I don't buy the sincerity from the same show that gave us this:

It seemed fairly sincere to me, as far as things that involve acting and storytelling and generally making stuff up can be sincere.
They created the show as 20-somethings and now they're married with children in their 40s. I'm not so sure what is so hard about "buying" sincerity out of these people.


I'm not doubting their intentions; I just think the actual execution landed with a thud, and ultimately belonged in a show that didn't have this one's long, long history. I don't buy anything actually sincere happening to or because of these characters.

I'm not telling anyone how to react to it; I think it's great that so many people got so much out of it. As I said, I also found the whole sequence very moving. I don't think it was "bad" that they did it (what was bad-ish, IMO, was the rest of the episode and most of the rest of this season); I just think in the grand scheme of things it ends up being kind of a cheap move since it's simply not this show. There's a difference, to me, between trying something relatively different, and just coming in completely out of left field with something that belongs in a completely different show or movie.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:01 am

my initial reaction after watching that finale was “holy horsefeathers, that was awesome.”

but I felt a little disappointed that something super disgusting wasn’t going on with Frank’s nose at the end
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