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Postby Regular Show » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:37 am

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Sammy Sofa wrote:I'm hoping it'll be good, but most of season 2 was a horsefeathering turd.

One of the biggest drop offs in quality between season one and two in TV history. Wonder what the record holder is...


I think Battlestar Galactica was still decent in season 2, but the quality and storylines really started falling apart later on. Like each season got progressively worse. Sad thing is that the first season of Battlestar Galactica was so good. I honestly can't recall when the dropoff in quality happened? I'd have to go back and take a look. Man the ending for that show was just brutal...
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Re: TV thread

Postby cl smooth » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:53 am

The Deuce is great television.

Derwood, I know you were feeling that scene with Maggie's boobs and face covered in cream of potato soup.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:15 am

Man, I really, really like People of Earth.

And The Deuce.

DUALITY.
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Postby Brian » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:02 pm

Someone just told me their favorite show of all time is Suits.

I responded with probably the only reasonable response to that, "Cool."
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Postby Banedon » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:13 pm

Brian wrote:Someone just told me their favorite show of all time is Suits.

I responded with probably the only reasonable response to that, "Cool."


Well, at least they're clearly not spending a lot of time in front of the tv, so good for them I guess.
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Postby soccer10k » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:52 pm

Brian wrote:Someone just told me their favorite show of all time is Suits.

I responded with probably the only reasonable response to that, "Cool."


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Re: TV thread

Postby Brian » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:15 am

The nerd rage Damon Lindelof's The Watchmen HBO series has and will cause is going to bring me so much joy.

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:18 am

If it's Leftovers Lindelof, there's nothing to worry about.
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Postby Brian » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:29 am

yes, I'm expecting it to be great but it could be the greatest television show every createdanm it's going to infuriate people
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:39 am

I was skeptical of American Vandal when I first saw the premise, but it was very entertaining. Smarter than I expected too.
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Postby bukie » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:28 am

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So, that escalated quickly tonight.
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Postby DiceMan4221 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:03 pm

cl smooth wrote:The Deuce is great television.

Derwood, I know you were feeling that scene with Maggie's boobs and face covered in cream of potato soup.

Watched the first episode and I liked it...but I thought the foreshadowing was laid on a WAY too thick what with that Tale of Two Cities reference and James Franco's characters...
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Postby OleMissCub » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:40 pm

Episode 6 of "Manhunt" on Netflix was totally amazeballs and captivating as hell. Paul Bettany plays Ted Kaczynski. The episode focuses entirely on him living in his cabin and flashing back to his childhood and also to his days at Harvard and was the subject of some pretty sick mind control experiments. Bettany was really, really good in it.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:53 pm

Anyone else check out the weird Amazon series The Patriot that was released earlier this year? What an odd thing. It's like In Bruges meets Inside Llewyn Davis meets The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Banedon » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:58 pm

Man, The Orville tried real hard to do an issue-centered episode of TNG last night. They didn't 100% nail it, but not for lack of effort. This show is definitely not what I expected...and I mean that positively.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:32 pm

Banedon wrote:Man, The Orville tried real hard to do an issue-centered episode of TNG last night. They didn't 100% nail it, but not for lack of effort. This show is definitely not what I expected...and I mean that positively.


The show could mutate into something amazing and I could never stand to watch it thanks to the horrifying uncanny valley that is MacFarlane's face.
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Re: TV thread

Postby cl smooth » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:51 pm

two episodes into ken burns' vietnam doc for pbs and i'm hooked. you'll need a drink of the hard stuff after each episode/part but [expletive] it is good.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:57 pm

cl smooth wrote:two episodes into ken burns' vietnam doc for pbs and i'm hooked. you'll need a drink of the hard stuff after each episode/part but [expletive] it is good.


Yeah, it's like watching a slow-motion car wreck that everyone involved has multiple, multiple attempts to avoid, or at least mitigate impact, but manage to screw up every single one of those choices.
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Postby Banedon » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:01 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Banedon wrote:Man, The Orville tried real hard to do an issue-centered episode of TNG last night. They didn't 100% nail it, but not for lack of effort. This show is definitely not what I expected...and I mean that positively.


The show could mutate into something amazing and I could never stand to watch it thanks to the horrifying uncanny valley that is MacFarlane's face.


Yeah, I'm afraid that MacFarlane starring in it is going to prevent people from watching it that might otherwise be interested. Which I totally get, but is also a shame.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Banedon » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:16 pm

Fun as hell video of the cast of The Good Place learning how the first season would end. Spoiler alert for anyone that hasn't watched the first season.

http://ew.com/tv/2017/09/20/the-good-pl ... sten-bell/
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Re: TV thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:52 pm

OK, here's my weird feeling about The Good Place: I don't think it's a really good prestige sitcom (or whatever the hell it is, since "dramedy" is a terrible thing to say) so much as a super precise and clinical simulation of a really good prestige sitcom.

I don't even know if that makes any sense; probably not. I enjoy the show, but at times it feels like it was put together by some kind of super advanced AI developed only to write TV scripts. Which maybe that's what Michael Schur secretly is?
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Re: TV thread

Postby weis21 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:06 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
cl smooth wrote:two episodes into ken burns' vietnam doc for pbs and i'm hooked. you'll need a drink of the hard stuff after each episode/part but [expletive] it is good.


Yeah, it's like watching a slow-motion car wreck that everyone involved has multiple, multiple attempts to avoid, or at least mitigate impact, but manage to screw up every single one of those choices.

anybody know if i can watch this through some streaming app?
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Re: TV thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:10 pm

weis21 wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
cl smooth wrote:two episodes into ken burns' vietnam doc for pbs and i'm hooked. you'll need a drink of the hard stuff after each episode/part but [expletive] it is good.


Yeah, it's like watching a slow-motion car wreck that everyone involved has multiple, multiple attempts to avoid, or at least mitigate impact, but manage to screw up every single one of those choices.

anybody know if i can watch this through some streaming app?


They show up on the PBS app after each episode airs, plus his series always show up on Netflix within a few months of the initial broadcast. You can also watch on PBS' site:

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-vietnam-war/watch/

Also: everyone should give at least a little something to PBS.
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Re: TV thread

Postby weis21 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:07 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
weis21 wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
Yeah, it's like watching a slow-motion car wreck that everyone involved has multiple, multiple attempts to avoid, or at least mitigate impact, but manage to screw up every single one of those choices.

anybody know if i can watch this through some streaming app?


They show up on the PBS app after each episode airs, plus his series always show up on Netflix within a few months of the initial broadcast. You can also watch on PBS' site:

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-vietnam-war/watch/

Also: everyone should give at least a little something to PBS.

i totally deserved a LMGTFY for this
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