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Postby TarzanJoeWallis » Sat May 23, 2020 12:27 pm

Rob wrote:Just started on What We Do in the Shadows. It's pretty hilarious. The energy vampire in particular is cracking me up.

I loved the movie but have yet to see the TV show. I need to get going on that!
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Postby NOLA » Sat May 23, 2020 12:47 pm

TarzanJoeWallis wrote:
Rob wrote:Just started on What We Do in the Shadows. It's pretty hilarious. The energy vampire in particular is cracking me up.

I loved the movie but have yet to see the TV show. I need to get going on that!

This season has been great. The return of Nick Kroll and the Cursed Hat this week was good stuff.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Banedon » Wed May 27, 2020 2:18 pm

Wtf...HBO Max launches today...but isn't available yet on Roku or Amazon cuz they're still working out deals. That's 69% of the streaming market. What a fail.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu May 28, 2020 1:37 am

Banedon wrote:Wtf...HBO Max launches today...but isn't available yet on Roku or Amazon cuz they're still working out deals. That's 69% of the streaming market. What a fail.

Too bad for you. I’ve been enjoying it all day.
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Postby Derwood » Thu May 28, 2020 2:36 am

Being home all day (and with no sports on TV, which take up most of my TV watching time), I've actually watched some series that pretty much everyone on Earth has already seen. Example: I just finished Season 1 of Stranger Things
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu May 28, 2020 2:41 am

Derwood wrote:Being home all day (and with no sports on TV, which take up most of my TV watching time), I've actually watched some series that pretty much everyone on Earth has already seen. Example: I just finished Season 1 of Stranger Things

I finally watched The Wire just a few months ago.
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Postby Derwood » Thu May 28, 2020 2:46 am

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
Derwood wrote:Being home all day (and with no sports on TV, which take up most of my TV watching time), I've actually watched some series that pretty much everyone on Earth has already seen. Example: I just finished Season 1 of Stranger Things

I finally watched The Wire just a few months ago.


I still haven't watched The Wire.

Or Breaking Bad

Or Mad Men

Or The Sopranos

Or....
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Re: TV thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Thu May 28, 2020 4:36 am

Derwood wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
Derwood wrote:Being home all day (and with no sports on TV, which take up most of my TV watching time), I've actually watched some series that pretty much everyone on Earth has already seen. Example: I just finished Season 1 of Stranger Things

I finally watched The Wire just a few months ago.


I still haven't watched The Wire.

Or Breaking Bad

Or Mad Men

Or The Sopranos

Or....

The correct order to watch those:
The Wire, BB, Sopranos, Mad Men
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Thu May 28, 2020 4:42 am

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
Derwood wrote:Being home all day (and with no sports on TV, which take up most of my TV watching time), I've actually watched some series that pretty much everyone on Earth has already seen. Example: I just finished Season 1 of Stranger Things

I finally watched The Wire just a few months ago.

So now you can finally enjoy this!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWmryAVUoL8
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Re: TV thread

Postby squally1313 » Thu May 28, 2020 1:14 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Derwood wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:I finally watched The Wire just a few months ago.


I still haven't watched The Wire.

Or Breaking Bad

Or Mad Men

Or The Sopranos

Or....

The correct order to watch those:
The Wire, BB, Sopranos, Mad Men

Not specifically for Derwood, but just as an FYI Mad Men is leaving Netflix on 6/10, so would be too late to start anyways, unless you really wanted to binge (and it's not really a binge show). No announcement on where it's going as of yet...trying to finish my third rewatch.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu May 28, 2020 2:17 pm

more pressing, comedy bang bang is also leaving netflix
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Postby Bertz » Thu May 28, 2020 2:26 pm

Not sure if this is a positive or a negative but I found it really hard to do long binges of The Wire. The episodes are generally either dense enough or heavy enough that even as a college kid with all the time in the world I had a hard time doing more than about 2 in a day.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu May 28, 2020 2:39 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:more pressing, comedy bang bang is also leaving netflix


horsefeathers, that sucks, especially since only seasons 1-3 were ever put out on DVD (and only horsefeathering DVD).
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Postby squally1313 » Thu May 28, 2020 2:43 pm

Bertz wrote:Not sure if this is a positive or a negative but I found it really hard to do long binges of The Wire. The episodes are generally either dense enough or heavy enough that even as a college kid with all the time in the world I had a hard time doing more than about 2 in a day.

As someone who grew up without easy access to the premium channels, it has always been tough adjusting to a 60 minute show vs 42 or 43 minutes. Even something like Ozark, every episode feels like some extended special.
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Postby Bertz » Thu May 28, 2020 4:55 pm

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Bertz wrote:Not sure if this is a positive or a negative but I found it really hard to do long binges of The Wire. The episodes are generally either dense enough or heavy enough that even as a college kid with all the time in the world I had a hard time doing more than about 2 in a day.

As someone who grew up without easy access to the premium channels, it has always been tough adjusting to a 60 minute show vs 42 or 43 minutes. Even something like Ozark, every episode feels like some extended special.


That's a really good call. I tried really hard to get into Westworld and couldn't, despite liking the idea a lot on paper. I wonder if 45 minute episodes and a few extra eps a season would make the difference for me. I definitely notice it with comedies, for instance I thought the recut of Arrested Development season 4 was MUCH better (though still not great).
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Postby Irrelevant Dude » Thu May 28, 2020 5:42 pm

Bertz wrote:Not sure if this is a positive or a negative but I found it really hard to do long binges of The Wire. The episodes are generally either dense enough or heavy enough that even as a college kid with all the time in the world I had a hard time doing more than about 2 in a day.

My wife and I have been working our way through The Wire over the past 9 months or so, usually only 1-2 episodes at a time, and taking breaks between seasons. As much as I have enjoyed it, I am typically ready for something else after a few episodes and I feel like I need a palette cleanser before diving into a new season.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri May 29, 2020 2:04 pm

Mad Men may be leaving Netflix, but my parents were just cleaning out my old room at their house and found a Netflix DVD of Mad Men I never sent back. So until I send that back, technically Netflix is still offering a Mad Men viewing experience.
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Postby The Logan » Fri May 29, 2020 2:13 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:Mad Men may be leaving Netflix, but my parents were just cleaning out my old room at their house and found a Netflix DVD of Mad Men I never sent back. So until I send that back, technically Netflix is still offering a Mad Men viewing experience.


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WrigleyField 22 wrote:Mad Men may be leaving Netflix, but my parents were just cleaning out my old room at their house and found a Netflix DVD of Mad Men I never sent back. So until I send that back, technically Netflix is still offering a Mad Men viewing experience.


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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri May 29, 2020 3:13 pm

I finally started watching Succession again after my failed attempt a couple years ago. Logan Roy is such a dead-hearted prick, but Kendall reminds me so much of Don Jr. that I'm enjoying him getting horsefeathers over. I could do without Kieran Culkin.
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Postby woodchip2153 » Fri May 29, 2020 3:37 pm

I just watch 'Grant' on the History Channel. I thought it was very good and interesting. Grant is such an interesting character and underrated piece of american history.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri May 29, 2020 4:14 pm

woodchip2153 wrote:I just watch 'Grant' on the History Channel. I thought it was very good and interesting. Grant is such an interesting character and underrated piece of american history.

In my high school US History class, his presidency was pretty much glossed over as uneventful, with a smattering of corruption, so a lot of the details were suprising to me. I enjoyed it.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri May 29, 2020 4:52 pm

Recently started watching Ozark, which somebody described as dumb Breaking Bad and I have to say that is a pretty good comparison
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Postby woodchip2153 » Fri May 29, 2020 4:58 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
woodchip2153 wrote:I just watch 'Grant' on the History Channel. I thought it was very good and interesting. Grant is such an interesting character and underrated piece of american history.

In my high school US History class, his presidency was pretty much glossed over as uneventful, with a smattering of corruption, so a lot of the details were suprising to me. I enjoyed it.

Same here, and they credited his victories to him just having a larger army.
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