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Title: TV Shows
Post by: Sleepy on April 16, 2013, 12:18:51 pm
I figured I'd make this since we don't have a general thread for shows we like. Feel free to discuss any TV shows here, old or new.

I've watched a few episodes of Bob's Burgers, and it's okay so far. Everyone tells me it gets better, but I can't bring myself to actually enjoy the characters. The kids mostly annoy me, and the adults, while funny at times, just aren't likeable. It's also strange to see Archer's voice on Bob, which brings me to my next point...

Archer. I absolutely loved the first three seasons. Not a single episode I disliked. Season four has been a huge disappointment, which is saddening since it was the only show I actually followed.

Also, last night while watching random Simpsons clips, I had the urge to have a Simpsons marathon. It's been so long since I've seen the many, many good episodes, and that show was part of my childhood.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 17, 2013, 05:24:08 am
I've started watching Dexter and so far the first season was fantastic, even if the ending was a bit predictable. Needless to say, I have rather high hopes for the rest of the show.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: QueenofHearts on April 17, 2013, 05:34:29 am
Archer's a fucking awesome tv show, but I missed most of season 4 :(. Queen is a sad panda. That and Metalocalypse. Can't wait for season 5 (for both) to come out. They're pretty much the only two shows I watch anymore.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on April 17, 2013, 01:15:24 pm
I mostly watch non-fiction, documentary, medical, and paranormal-type shows (When I come across them while flipping around).  The only fictional show I make it a point to watch regularly is Doctor Who.   Not much of a TV-watcher otherwise.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: nickiknack on April 17, 2013, 01:30:56 pm
Not much of TV watcher, though I always make note to watch both Game Of Thrones, and Boardwalk Empire when they air. Outside of those two shows, the only show that is still in the works that I watch is MLP:FIM. Also the cancelling of Star Wars: The Clone Wars makes me a sad panda, I really wish Disney will hurry and get their shit together, because I would greatly appreciate something Star Wars related on the small screen again sooner rather than later.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sleepy on April 17, 2013, 04:02:20 pm
Archer's a fucking awesome tv show, but I missed most of season 4 :(. Queen is a sad panda. That and Metalocalypse. Can't wait for season 5 (for both) to come out. They're pretty much the only two shows I watch anymore.

Man, I almost forgot about Metalocalypse. I wanted to keep watching after the awesome season two finale, but I kinda got lost in the sauce. I really need to catch up.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Moltar on April 26, 2013, 10:14:18 pm
Looks like Futurama is cancelled again. I haven't seen any episodes after the first two of the comedy central era. Were any of them any good?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 27, 2013, 04:02:57 am
Looks like Futurama is cancelled again. I haven't seen any episodes after the first two of the comedy central era. Were any of them any good?

Hell fucking yes, some of them were absolutely HEARTBREAKING and others were magnificent enough to make even hard motherfuckers smile.  This final season is shaping up to probably be the best of the end.

Seriously, watch the new stuff.  You won't be disappointed.  Also, this cancellation is for good.  The creators have said themselves they're pretty much done, and that they've had a good run that nobody else can really boast about.  Come on, coming back TWICE from the dead? They don't want to push their luck any farther.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 27, 2013, 04:44:41 am
Looks like Futurama is cancelled again. I haven't seen any episodes after the first two of the comedy central era. Were any of them any good?

Hell fucking yes, some of them were absolutely HEARTBREAKING and others were magnificent enough to make even hard motherfuckers smile.  This final season is shaping up to probably be the best of the end.

Seriously, watch the new stuff.  You won't be disappointed.  Also, this cancellation is for good.  The creators have said themselves they're pretty much done, and that they've had a good run that nobody else can really boast about.  Come on, coming back TWICE from the dead? They don't want to push their luck any farther.
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Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on April 27, 2013, 09:50:02 am
I'm pretty much exclusively a Top Gear guy. Ironic for my profession, I never really watched much live action TV after I grew up; the most episodes I've seen of any show that wasn't Top Gear has probably been my own work.

However, I am watching The Walking Dead on Netflix right now and I'm on the last episode of the first season. It's definitely got good drama and high production values, and I can see how important character development is. But they seem to have erred too much on the side of making too many people just plain stupid or terrible, and it ends up (at least in the first season) feeling more like a bunch of idiots and nuts endangering themselves and their friends and family and somehow stumbling into success.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on April 28, 2013, 01:23:20 am
I watch a bunch of random crap on tv. Southark, family guy, doctor who, supernatursl, bobs burgers. But my absolute favorite show has got to be the Gruen Transfer.

Not sure if america has their own version though. Its all about advertisement and here its headed by a very prominent comedian, wil anderson
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Joey on April 28, 2013, 02:30:08 am
Big Bang Theory is currently my favorite, followed by South Park.
I liked The Office before Steve Carell left.

Shows everyone talks about that I have never seen: Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (don't even know what they are about)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 28, 2013, 03:39:09 am
I watch a bunch of random crap on tv. Southark, family guy, doctor who, supernatursl, bobs burgers. But my absolute favorite show has got to be the Gruen Transfer.

Not sure if america has their own version though. Its all about advertisement and here its headed by a very prominent comedian, wil anderson

What's the Gruen Transfer about?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on April 28, 2013, 04:36:37 am
Basically you have Wil, a comedian, and 3 other people at the panel that work in the industry, and they basically bring up all the advertisements theyve seen that week in various media that is stupid, funny and clever. And they discuss it.

They way im describing it sounds a bit dry, but Wil makes everything freakin hilarious. My favourite segment is The Pitch, where viewers throw in demented ideas for campaign ads, like promoting the public swearing fine or banning all religion. And they get two ad companies to make an ad for it. I would link but my tablet likes to be a bitch in links
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Saturn500 on April 28, 2013, 06:05:33 pm
Big Bang Theory is currently my favorite,

That certainly explains where you got your inability to succeed at humor from.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Joey on April 28, 2013, 08:29:16 pm
Big Bang Theory is currently my favorite,

That certainly explains where you got your inability to succeed at humor from.
Where did you get your crybaby mentality from?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: niam2023 on April 28, 2013, 08:48:45 pm
^ Most likely what you consider a cry baby mentality comes from a functional form of empathy.

However, even though I lack empathy in any form, I still find you completely revolting.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Joey on April 28, 2013, 09:03:29 pm
^ Most likely what you consider a cry baby mentality comes from a functional form of empathy.

However, even though I lack empathy in any form, I still find you completely revolting.

Oh noes, you realize how much I greatly care about what some random person on the internet thinks about pieces of text he reads on forums. Good job hijacking this thread, btw.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 28, 2013, 09:53:25 pm
Basically you have Wil, a comedian, and 3 other people at the panel that work in the industry, and they basically bring up all the advertisements theyve seen that week in various media that is stupid, funny and clever. And they discuss it.

They way im describing it sounds a bit dry, but Wil makes everything freakin hilarious. My favourite segment is The Pitch, where viewers throw in demented ideas for campaign ads, like promoting the public swearing fine or banning all religion. And they get two ad companies to make an ad for it. I would link but my tablet likes to be a bitch in links

That actually sounds reasonably entertaining.  I'll have to go looking on Youtube!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on April 29, 2013, 12:01:44 am
^ Most likely what you consider a cry baby mentality comes from a functional form of empathy.

However, even though I lack empathy in any form, I still find you completely revolting.

Oh noes, you realize how much I greatly care about what some random person on the internet thinks about pieces of text he reads on forums. Good job hijacking this thread, btw.

Wait, you come in to whine about being given a week ban for being an asshat and you accuse the people who respond to you of hijacking?

Now you're not even trying to act smart.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 29, 2013, 01:02:51 am
My dad really likes Big Bang Theory. I'm kinda "on the fence" about it.



I reccently started watching Sherlock, and it's actually pretty good.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on April 29, 2013, 01:07:07 am
Community is a great show that doesn't get enough love. It's too bad it's going head to head with Big Bang Theory.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: nickiknack on April 29, 2013, 01:15:22 am
I just started to watch Once Upon A Time, great show, and I'm only 5 episodes into the first season.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on April 29, 2013, 01:33:15 am
I was watching it with my ex but....eh.

Ironbite-it's a fun take on fairy tales though.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 29, 2013, 06:40:37 am
Big Bang Theory is kind of a guilty pleasure for me nowadays. The first couple of seasons were pretty good. The more recent ones however, not so much. Hell, even Sheldon's antics aren't nearly as funny as they used to be.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Saturn500 on April 29, 2013, 07:13:44 am
Big Bang Theory is kind of a guilty pleasure for me nowadays. The first couple of seasons were pretty good. The more recent ones however, not so much. Hell, even Sheldon's antics aren't nearly as funny as they used to be.

Yeah, we've gone from pretty much everything early on (hillarious) to Sheldon playing bongos at 2 AM (still pretty funny) to him being racist (Dafuq, writers?).
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 29, 2013, 08:07:43 am
Big Bang Theory is currently my favorite,

That certainly explains where you got your inability to succeed at humor from.

This is a bullshit driveby. It's completely uncalled for. Stop. You hate his guts. There is a thread for that. This isn't it. Again, stop.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 29, 2013, 08:14:33 am
Big Bang Theory is kind of a guilty pleasure for me nowadays. The first couple of seasons were pretty good. The more recent ones however, not so much. Hell, even Sheldon's antics aren't nearly as funny as they used to be.

Yeah, we've gone from pretty much everything early on (hillarious) to Sheldon playing bongos at 2 AM (still pretty funny) to him being racist (Dafuq, writers?).

That and he's overall gone from being highly aloof and boarderline OCD to simply acting like a five year old. Then of course, there's nothing but generic relationship drama for the rest of the cast.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 29, 2013, 08:19:16 am
 I quite like some Australian drama; Rake is a good example.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Radiation on April 29, 2013, 08:23:48 am
I just like Hell's Kitchen, Beyond Scared Straight, My Little Pony: FIM, & anything that has to do with medical/science stuff
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sleepy on April 29, 2013, 10:58:38 am
I tried to watch Big Bang Theory, but I really didn't find any of it funny. Sheldon was more of an irritant than anything.

That said, Friends is a guilty pleasure of mine.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Scotsgit on April 29, 2013, 01:17:35 pm
I quite like some Australian drama; Rake is a good example.

I like the various Underbelly series, but I think they need to knock it on the head before it becomes either a soap or a parody of itself.

I still watch Sea Patrol, I don't take it seriously (apparently, it never rains in Australia), but it's a good guilty pleasure for myself.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 29, 2013, 06:46:40 pm
I quite like some Australian drama; Rake is a good example.

I like the various Underbelly series, but I think they need to knock it on the head before it becomes either a soap or a parody of itself.

I still watch Sea Patrol, I don't take it seriously (apparently, it never rains in Australia), but it's a good guilty pleasure for myself.

Sea Patrol is awesome. I don't care about the acting, I don't care about the stupid over-plotting. It's still awesome. Besides, it's probably the prettiest show ever on Australian TV. JUST LOOK AT THOSE ISLANDS.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 29, 2013, 07:08:33 pm
Big Bang Theory is currently my favorite,

That certainly explains where you got your inability to succeed at humor from.

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Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on April 29, 2013, 07:12:40 pm
Oh. Yes. Regarding aussie drama, i LOVE Home & Away.

Yes, i said it. Bring it on
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 29, 2013, 10:38:48 pm
The best Australian TV show would have to be Round the Twist. It's the only children's show I can safely say that I would still watch if it were still on the air. One episode had one of the characters swallow some sort of magical fish which caused his penis to spin like a propeller, causing him to swim as fast as a jet ski and eventually even fly.

Really now, what's not to love?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on April 30, 2013, 01:30:41 am
WAREHOUSE 13'S BACK!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on April 30, 2013, 01:42:27 am
The best Australian TV show would have to be Round the Twist. It's the only children's show I can safely say that I would still watch if it were still on the air. One episode had one of the characters swallow some sort of magical fish which caused his penis to spin like a propeller, causing him to swim as fast as a jet ski and eventually even fly.

Really now, what's not to love?

Oh you fucking bitch. Everytime i hear of the show i get the theme stuck in my head
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 30, 2013, 03:22:27 am
WAREHOUSE 13'S BACK!

Oh, I know! *squees like a little girl!*

Damn, it's good to see the gang back in action.  By the way, the chick, Ibby (the one with the shotgun), is that supposed to be Marie Antionette?

Also, I'm marathoning Restaurant Impossible.  So much better than Ramsay...
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on April 30, 2013, 03:55:48 am
No cause she said she was married to Spi I mean the Count.  Also being without your head would probably put paid to any alchemical immortality.

Ironbite-I hope we get a season 5 but with the way SyFy's been going...
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 30, 2013, 04:12:39 am
oh yeah... huh.  Curiouser and curiouser...

And no kidding about SyFy... I swear, if there's one more 'ghost hunter' show that pops up, somebody's going to burn.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 30, 2013, 04:31:57 am
Seriously.

My mom even wants to be a ghost hunter and yet the only reason she watches those shows is to laugh at them.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on April 30, 2013, 10:37:24 pm
So who watches "Once Upon A Time" on ABC?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: nickiknack on April 30, 2013, 10:56:14 pm
So who watches "Once Upon A Time" on ABC?

I just started watching it from the beginning. I like it a lot.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on April 30, 2013, 10:57:33 pm
So who watches "Once Upon A Time" on ABC?

It feels like a fleshed out version of the movie series "The 10th Kingdom" to me.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on May 01, 2013, 02:08:07 am
So who watches "Once Upon A Time" on ABC?

It feels like a fleshed out version of the movie series "The 10th Kingdom" to me.

Which in itself was a summer-long miniseries, back in the day on ABC.

... Now I wanna watch it again.  That was good stuff.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on May 01, 2013, 02:11:15 am
To me, Once Upon a Time is in the same vein as Mercades Lackey's versions of fairy tales.  Just enough there for everything to be familiar, but completely different from the source material.

Ironbite-and Amy Acker
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cloud3514 on May 01, 2013, 03:12:51 pm
I tried to watch Big Bang Theory, but I really didn't find any of it funny. Sheldon was more of an irritant than anything.

Fucking this. I feel like the majority of the Big Bang Theory's "humor" comes from how "awkward" and "weird" Sheldon is. Sorry if I don't find stereotyping geek subculture funny.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on May 01, 2013, 03:33:15 pm
It's the Urkel Effect.   The Big Bang Theory has now become The Sheldon Show.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Alehksunos on May 01, 2013, 04:43:23 pm
So who watches "Once Upon A Time" on ABC?

It feels like a fleshed out version of the movie series "The 10th Kingdom" to me.

So, somebody else was reminded of The 10th Kingdom from their first impression of Once Upon A Time.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on May 01, 2013, 06:44:39 pm
I tried to watch Big Bang Theory, but I really didn't find any of it funny. Sheldon was more of an irritant than anything.

Fucking this. I feel like the majority of the Big Bang Theory's "humor" comes from how "awkward" and "weird" Sheldon is. Sorry if I don't find stereotyping geek subculture funny.

It breaks my viewer heart that BBT is the show that's killing Community. It really does.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 01, 2013, 08:56:50 pm
I don't like BBT or the IT crowd even though people said I would. I just find BBT offensive and I can't get into IT crowd no matter how hard I try. I think it's the style.

I keep finding myself watching Golden Girls when it's on TV but when it's not I'm watching Star Trek and whatever else I feel like on Netflix.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: niam2023 on May 01, 2013, 11:14:27 pm
I might be interested in looking around at haunted houses. You could say I have a morgue interest in the idea of the dead becoming a curse upon the living.

Ghost Hunter shows...I enjoyed watching some of syfy's and destination america's ones, like A Haunting and some others. The, ah, atmosphere of Dead Files is its strongest point, so I like that one too.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Alehksunos on May 01, 2013, 11:50:02 pm
I don't like BBT or the IT crowd even though people said I would. I just find BBT offensive and I can't get into IT crowd no matter how hard I try. I think it's the style.

On the IT Crowd... I kind of agree. I found the first episode amusing, but once I got to the other episode... most of the time I was bored. It was like a fully blown balloon that later deflated and it's... just not fun anymore.

I will never get into the Big Bang Theory. It's mostly strawman fanboy stuff, aside sexism ("Okay, here's the episode about some girls going into a comic shop, girls don't go to comic shops! That's what funny about this episode!") and other irritant shit. More shameful, some of my idols (like Wil Wheaton and other stars of Star Trek: The Next Generation) have to embrace this lousy program because they're occasionally a part of it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on May 02, 2013, 04:27:37 am
Oh yes, i forgot to mention.

I FUCKING LOVE THE FOLLOWING
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Moltar on May 03, 2013, 10:58:18 pm
The Prisoner, if you thought the ending of neon genesis evangelion was weird try watching this.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 08, 2013, 11:28:30 am
I must say, I had rather low expectations going into season 4 of Dexter. Dexter getting married and having a kid, how could that possibly go right? Boy was I wrong about that. It starts a little slow, but once you get to episodes 8 and 9, lets just say some really interesting shit goes down.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on May 08, 2013, 12:30:57 pm
Community's season finale is tomorrow night. I think they may have finally jumped the shark by allowing the darkest timeline to exist outside of Abed's head.

Also, was anyone else irked by the introduction of dragonformers to Transformers Prime?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on May 08, 2013, 01:16:39 pm
I think you need to step because TRANSFORMING ROBOT DRAGONS!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on May 11, 2013, 06:17:03 am
Started watching dexter again. I forgot how much i liked it, but his method of killing is so BORING. Just a single stab, even though he brings so many sharp and pointy object yet he only uses the one.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on May 11, 2013, 09:00:59 am
Started watching dexter again. I forgot how much i liked it, but his method of killing is so BORING. Just a single stab, even though he brings so many sharp and pointy object yet he only uses the one.

He uses those to cut up the bodies for disposal.

Sometimes he mixes things up a bit for some victims.  For example,
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Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 11, 2013, 09:52:14 am
Started watching dexter again. I forgot how much i liked it, but his method of killing is so BORING. Just a single stab, even though he brings so many sharp and pointy object yet he only uses the one.
Where are you up to? I just finished Season 4, myself. I must say, that ending was fucking fantastic. Needless to say, I did not see that coming.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on May 11, 2013, 10:07:28 am
I think you need to step because TRANSFORMING ROBOT DRAGONS!

I will concede to the point that it's no weirder than anything else on the show like cna, or the fact they're more organic in this incarnation. Or the overtly creepy flirting between Jack and Arcee.

...this show is for kids again, why?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 11, 2013, 10:11:11 am
I think you need to step because TRANSFORMING ROBOT DRAGONS!

I will concede to the point that it's no weirder than anything else on the show like cna, or the fact they're more organic in this incarnation. Or the overtly creepy flirting between Jack and Arcee.

...this show is for kids again, why?

It's more likely for long time Transformers fans, most of whom would be adults by this point. I mean, that's why you're watching the show, right?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on May 11, 2013, 10:21:43 am
Actually, I'd say it's about half and half. A lot of kids watch the show, and it has a y7 rating. But it does seem to be addressing issues long term fans have had. And xeno has been canon since G1(off the top of my head the episode The Girl Who Loved Powerglide comes to mind.)

 I think I'm more creeped out by the fact she is the equivalent of being in her thirties. He's sixteen. It just seems off to be putting such overt flirting in a cartoon.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 11, 2013, 10:33:08 am
Actually, I'd say it's about half and half. A lot of kids watch the show, and it has a y7 rating.
Fair enough.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on May 11, 2013, 02:03:21 pm
I think you need to step because TRANSFORMING ROBOT DRAGONS!

I will concede to the point that it's no weirder than anything else on the show like cna, or the fact they're more organic in this incarnation. Or the overtly creepy flirting between Jack and Arcee.

...this show is for kids again, why?

It's more likely for long time Transformers fans, most of whom would be adults by this point. I mean, that's why you're watching the show, right?

A massive number of cartoons, especially ones that were prominent in the 90s and early 2000s, are loaded with hidden adult content or otherwise make things slightly more complex than expected to keep adults and teens interested. But there's still a gigantic stigma in the industry against truly adult animation, so virtually any animated series that's not specifically on an adult block will be made for kids first and simply add things to keep adult and/or brand fan interest afterward. And the vast majority of that adult animation seems to just be based around adult humor, rather than making anything serious and artistic.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on May 11, 2013, 07:45:26 pm
Started watching dexter again. I forgot how much i liked it, but his method of killing is so BORING. Just a single stab, even though he brings so many sharp and pointy object yet he only uses the one.
Where are you up to? I just finished Season 4, myself. I must say, that ending was fucking fantastic. Needless to say, I did not see that coming.

Im up to 6, just watched the first ep
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on May 14, 2013, 07:55:46 am
Double posting because of the wtf.

There's a new show called American Stuffers, and its about rednecks and taxidermy. Jesus fucking Christ, goes to show we can stick the word American in front of something and dickheads will watch it
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sleepy on May 14, 2013, 11:35:48 am
And here I thought it'd be about Aussies killing and stuffing Americans.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on May 14, 2013, 06:07:33 pm
That would get the highest ratings in Australian television
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on May 14, 2013, 07:06:29 pm
I'd watch Sleepy's version.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on May 14, 2013, 07:10:30 pm
Double posting because of the wtf.

There's a new show called American Stuffers, and its about rednecks and taxidermy. Jesus fucking Christ, goes to show we can stick the word American in front of something and dickheads will watch it

Sounds like a very unappetizing porno.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on May 15, 2013, 02:00:45 pm
Double posting because of the wtf.

There's a new show called American Stuffers, and its about rednecks and taxidermy. Jesus fucking Christ, goes to show we can stick the word American in front of something and dickheads will watch it

Or not, apparently.  The show was cancelled after 5 epsodes due to poor ratings according to Wikipedia.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Igor on May 17, 2013, 09:21:06 am
I recently started watching Star Trek: TNG again. I'd forgotten how damn good that show was.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on May 17, 2013, 11:45:50 am
I recently started watching Star Trek: TNG again. I'd forgotten how damn good that show was.

Fucking love that show, looks great in Blu-Ray. I still get chills at "I am Locutus....of Borg"
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on May 17, 2013, 12:41:56 pm
I wish they showed Star Trek TOS more often. I'm watching Wrath of Khan at the moment. *wibbles*
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 17, 2013, 12:44:59 pm
I watch that on Netflix.

Also if you like Star Trek maybe y'all should throw some support to Star Trek Renegades (https://www.facebook.com/STRtheSeries?fref=ts)?

A few Star Trek alums are a part of it. :)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on May 17, 2013, 12:51:16 pm
My tablet won't support Netflix, it barely streams youtube. *wibbles more* I've seen this movie a dozen times and I still cry every time Kirk calls Spock's soul "the most human."

Thanks for link.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on May 17, 2013, 03:23:09 pm
Season 1 and 2 still had the Roddenberry stink of the original series on it but Season 3 onward?  Money.

Ironbite-pure money.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on May 17, 2013, 03:57:04 pm
Season 1 and 2 still had the Roddenberry stink of the original series on it but Season 3 onward?  Money.

Ironbite-pure money.

Ironically, TNG actually had more Roddenberry influence than the original series. He despised the militaristic aspects of the Federation, which is where we got the living room-style bridge, guns that look like womens' electric razors, and mass loads of civilians (including children) aboard Federation vessels of the TNG era.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Spong Habsburg on May 25, 2013, 06:16:11 pm
Speaking of Netflix, the new Arrested Development arrives tomorrow. Can't bloody wait.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on May 27, 2013, 05:04:30 pm
Re-watching some episodes of Star Trek: TNG, the show really thrived on the fact that all the common Star Trek tropes weren't being beaten to death at that point, so you got some really weird and creepy episodes, like "Where Silence has Lease"

Is it true your species has a limited existence? First you exist, then you cease to exist...
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Lt. Fred on June 04, 2013, 11:27:25 pm
Watching the BBC version of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Absolutely spectacular. The acting is superb, the cinematography is astounding, the music is very 1970s BBC... perfect.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chad sexington on June 04, 2013, 11:39:00 pm
Double posting because of the wtf.

There's a new show called American Stuffers, and its about rednecks and taxidermy. Jesus fucking Christ, goes to show we can stick the word American in front of something and dickheads will watch it
And here I thought it'd be about Aussies killing and stuffing Americans.

I'd definitely watch that, too.  Or if it was a pr0n perhaps.

Anyway, Deimos will be glad to hear we're finally getting our own versions of this crap*!  Whee!

*For those who thought The Shire was too intellectual.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: davedan on June 04, 2013, 11:48:03 pm
I always thought that 'The Shire' should have been about die hard Lord of the Rings fans.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 05, 2013, 06:39:17 pm
I caught up with Teen Wolf. It's pretty campy and shit but it's all right.

I want to start with Game of Thrones again but I don't have any way of getting to it legally to catch up.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: rageaholic on June 05, 2013, 08:10:43 pm
I admit to loving Big Bang Theory.  Pretty funny even with Sheldon becoming more and more of an asshole each season. 

Started watching Person of Interest on DVD.  Like that a lot. 

Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Meshakhad on June 05, 2013, 08:32:24 pm
I caught up with Teen Wolf. It's pretty campy and shit but it's all right.

I want to start with Game of Thrones again but I don't have any way of getting to it legally to catch up.

I pirate while it airs, and then assuage my conscience by pre-ordering the Blu-Ray.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: nickiknack on June 05, 2013, 09:04:15 pm
I caught up with Teen Wolf. It's pretty campy and shit but it's all right.

I want to start with Game of Thrones again but I don't have any way of getting to it legally to catch up.

I hope this helps:
http://moonlightmedia.tv/2012/04/03/watch-game-of-thrones-online/ (http://moonlightmedia.tv/2012/04/03/watch-game-of-thrones-online/)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 05, 2013, 10:44:34 pm
I caught up with Teen Wolf. It's pretty campy and shit but it's all right.

I want to start with Game of Thrones again but I don't have any way of getting to it legally to catch up.

I hope this helps:
http://moonlightmedia.tv/2012/04/03/watch-game-of-thrones-online/ (http://moonlightmedia.tv/2012/04/03/watch-game-of-thrones-online/)

The first episode wouldn't work for me but the second episode is working moderately well. Can't say much for the other episodes but thanks. We'll see what happens. :)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: PosthumanHeresy on July 06, 2013, 05:49:05 am
Personally, there's not many on-going television series I follow. Doctor Who is the only one I closely follow, and I'll binge on canceled shows, but nothing new. I've been thinking about checking out Californication due to my best friend, but I've been far too lazy to do so.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on July 17, 2013, 02:27:48 am
Up to the second episode of season 7, Dexter.

Im just going "hooooooooly SHIT" every half hour
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on July 17, 2013, 02:36:09 am
I need to figure out how to check ratings for Disney Channel Italia and see how my show is doing. I know that Game On! had the viewership record for the channel by the second episode and was fighting with Wizards of Waverly Place for the #1 spot.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: PosthumanHeresy on July 17, 2013, 09:19:30 am
Up to the second episode of season 7, Dexter.

Im just going "hooooooooly SHIT" every half hour
I really need to get back to watching Dexter. Stopped midway through a season ago.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Meshakhad on July 17, 2013, 03:28:07 pm
Also, you're not pirating Game of Thrones, you're paying the iron price for it!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on July 21, 2013, 01:11:47 am
Started on season 8 of Dexter, season 7 was just fucking awesome
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Lt. Fred on July 22, 2013, 07:16:30 am
Also, you're not pirating Game of Thrones, you're paying the iron price for it!

Imagine the Greyjoy shopkeeper:

"One pound of fish. That'll be one dollar, fifty... Iron Price? Again? Okay, Iron Price."
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Flying Mint Bunny! on July 26, 2013, 06:34:43 pm
I'm really missing Robot Wars.

I used to watch it religiously and I had all my favourite robots that I supported and I just want it to come back :'(

Especially Razer. So small and cute and deadly.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on July 27, 2013, 09:18:16 am
Going on a community marathon.

Oh fuck me dead I love this show. Annie <3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2odOu0Oguo
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on July 27, 2013, 12:57:13 pm
All of them! <3

Even Britta, though she is the worst.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 18, 2013, 03:39:30 pm
Watching a mix of Classic Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica with a bit of Star Trek thrown in.

I have moods that change rather swiftly.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sleepy on August 22, 2013, 10:24:46 am
Started watching Whose Line again. Man, I forgot how funny those guys were.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on August 22, 2013, 11:44:27 am
Re-watching X-Files. Seasons 1-5 are the bomb, a shame the story arc went off the rails after that.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 22, 2013, 11:54:09 am
I've been re-watching Becker as of late. That show was fantastic, it didn't get nearly as much love as it deserved. Also, Terry Farrel is a total cunt.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 22, 2013, 03:08:20 pm
Watching a mix of Classic Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica with a bit of Star Trek thrown in.

I have moods that change rather swiftly.

Wow, I have moods that change rather swiftly, too.  Except they deal mostly with video games.

On-topic...

I've been watching Penguins of Madagascar lately.  In my opinion, best animated series of the modern age.  Jokes are genuinely laugh-out-loud funny, characters are easily identifiable, voices are pretty good (especially for the replacements) and of course the fact that they get so much shit past the censors.

Like, who the hell approved Mort's foot fetish?  Because I want to slap them for letting something blatant through, then hug them for the same reason XD

Also, music is great.  Seriously.  Especially The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole, known also as "Dr. Horrible as a dolphin gets to sing in a musical episode."

Sadly, Nick seems to be running a specific set of reruns and I have no idea when they'll be showing episodes outside of this current cycle.  It's frustrating because I've basically got no new material to watch for awhile, and I don't feel like pirating the episodes that aren't showing.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on August 22, 2013, 07:06:33 pm
Been watching reruns of Bones lately.  That's a show I never could catch in the past, and now I can.  It's not bad.   Though I don't think it'd surprise anyone here that I identify with Seely Booth more than Temperance Brennan, even if I do really like teh SCIENCE!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SimSim on August 23, 2013, 05:58:57 pm
Finally got around to see the last episode of Orange is the New Black. It was obvious that those two characters were going to have a conflict. I just didn't expect it to go the way it did.

I'm really happy that last season of the American version of Wilfred is now on Netflix. Such a great show.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 23, 2013, 07:22:45 pm
We've been watching a lot of Lexx on Amazon Prime lately... I'm all over it!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 23, 2013, 08:15:38 pm
I finished Classic Who.

Now I just gotta work on BSG and TOS. I hope to watch OITNB at some point as well as GoT.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Igor on August 23, 2013, 08:21:19 pm
We've been watching a lot of Lexx on Amazon Prime lately... I'm all over it!
People don't believe me when I say I watch Lexx for the storyline (which, yes, I actually do/did.)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on August 23, 2013, 08:34:50 pm
I finished Classic Who.

Now I just gotta work on BSG and TOS. I hope to watch OITNB at some point as well as GoT.

All of classic Who?  (Other than the missing eps, of course.)
Very admirable achievement. :)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 23, 2013, 08:57:14 pm
What was on Netflix. I'm gonna have to track down what Netflix didn't have available cause I'm like 98% sure they don't have all of the episodes that aren't missing in the ether.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on August 23, 2013, 09:14:54 pm
Cool.  Good luck with that.  Hope you've enjoyed yourself so far. :)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 23, 2013, 10:29:55 pm
I really enjoyed the fourth and fifth doctors. I wasn't too crazy about the sixth. The seventh doctor I was okay with. I really liked his companion, Ace.  Doctors 1-3 were all right but I feel like there were a lot of references to things that were at the time current that I didn't understand cause I didn't live during that time. The first I didn't see much of (obviously), the second was rather puckish and the third did manage to amuse me on more than one occasion.

Also to me it seems like that the sonic screwdriver got weaker with each regeneration. But that could be a continuity issue.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on August 23, 2013, 10:58:28 pm
I dunno... Seems like it's pretty powerful now... The Sonic, I mean.  What can't it do?  You know, I think it'd be a good idea to lose it again like in the 5th Doctor's run. 

Glad you like 4 and 5.  They're my faves of classic Who too. :)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 23, 2013, 11:24:21 pm
It doesn't do wood? Also it did cause a spark that caused a fire in the Classic Who but I'm not sure it could happen again in the new Who. Though of course it could all just be down to choice for each Doctor as to how much they rely on their screwdriver.

Also, 10 lost his screwdriver. Kinda. It had to be replaced by another of the same model. Ditto with 11's apparently.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Lithp on August 24, 2013, 12:28:44 am
I've been meaning to catch up with Futurama, Venture Brothers, & now I see that Code Lyoko has a sequel series, so I plan to check that out.

In the meantime, I'm watching Digimon Adventure, Digimon Tamers, & Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Legend of Korra when it comes back in September.

I've also recently thought of checking out Game of Thrones, but I'm clearly currently too busy being a manchild.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on August 24, 2013, 01:15:09 am
Buffy rocks.  Angel too.  Damn I wish I'd not had to sell those box sets of both complete series.   Gah... Must... buy them back... soon.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 24, 2013, 01:34:09 am
I've been meaning to catch up with Futurama, Venture Brothers, & now I see that Code Lyoko has a sequel series, so I plan to check that out.

In the meantime, I'm watching Digimon Adventure, Digimon Tamers, & Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Legend of Korra when it comes back in September.

I've also recently thought of checking out Game of Thrones, but I'm clearly currently too busy being a manchild.

You're only a manchild if you talk about how the shows are clearly meant for adult men and that well-written plots don't belong in little girl shows.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 24, 2013, 04:19:44 am
I've been meaning to catch up with Futurama, Venture Brothers, & now I see that Code Lyoko has a sequel series, so I plan to check that out.

In the meantime, I'm watching Digimon Adventure, Digimon Tamers, & Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Legend of Korra when it comes back in September.

I've also recently thought of checking out Game of Thrones, but I'm clearly currently too busy being a manchild.

Futurama's a good one to work your way through, since it's the final season airing now (and yes, it's for good this time.  Groening and the rest have said "we've been expecting to get cancelled since we got brought back.  We're done, but damn if we're not going to go out with a bang") and from what I can tell, the entire show is on Amazon prime, up to the current season and all.  New episodes seem to pop up there the week after they air.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Lithp on August 24, 2013, 07:44:33 am
I've been meaning to catch up with Futurama, Venture Brothers, & now I see that Code Lyoko has a sequel series, so I plan to check that out.

In the meantime, I'm watching Digimon Adventure, Digimon Tamers, & Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Legend of Korra when it comes back in September.

I've also recently thought of checking out Game of Thrones, but I'm clearly currently too busy being a manchild.

You're only a manchild if you talk about how the shows are clearly meant for adult men and that well-written plots don't belong in little girl shows.

Futurama & Venture Brothers fit that category.

Legend of Korra is late teens, Meelo be damned.

Digimon is probably preteens/early teenagers.

Oh, also Angel. I've decided to at least try Angel at some point. But that's a bitch because, unlike the others, it's an hour AND not on the air.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on August 24, 2013, 02:09:44 pm
Buffy's an hour show, innit?

Angel IS on the air, but at an ungodly time of the morning.  I think about 5 AM if I remember correctly.
It really is worth a look.  If you like Buffy, you'll probably like Angel too. 
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Alehksunos on August 24, 2013, 02:58:27 pm
For a moment, I got excited that some digital distribution service for television programs (like Netflix, which I use, and Amazon Prime, which Cerim uses) picked up [Avatar] The Legend of Korra. It's just a new season coming, and I haven't seen a single episode beforehand. Oh well, it still gives me the incentive to watch through Avatar - The Last Airbender.

Also, I'm also eagerly awaiting a day when Netflix picks up Gravity Falls and Season 2 of Aventure Time. And since Cartoon Network also put on much of its Adult Swim programming on Netflix, I would love to see Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Moral Orel, but that's not going to happen anytime soon.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Lithp on August 25, 2013, 01:15:00 am
Buffy is an hour, but Chiller airs it. This means that the time it'd take to boot it up on my computer is irrelevant, because I don't have to. I've not found any network that airs Angel. If you know the network, time isn't a problem, as I've got myself a fancy new DVR.

The thing about Angel, my interest in Buffy kind of waned through Season 6. Though I liked Season 7, the fact that continuity pretty much died with the Mayor, & then was buried with Sunnydale, coupled with some of the nonsense I've read about the comic continuations put me off of those. Unless they revive Tara. I don't have a problem. Add to that the fact that my friends say that Angel sucks & the whole "law firm from Hell" plotline sounds like the kind of derpy stuff that put me off of the continuations, you can see why I'm skeptical.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on August 25, 2013, 01:35:03 am
TNT airs "Angel."
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on August 25, 2013, 01:39:46 am
Buffy is an hour, but Chiller airs it. This means that the time it'd take to boot it up on my computer is irrelevant, because I don't have to. I've not found any network that airs Angel. If you know the network, time isn't a problem, as I've got myself a fancy new DVR.
 

Righto then.  Angel airs on TNT from 5am to 6am.  What's on the guide for my DirecTV says the current episode is "Underneath". Season 5 since Spike's with them.

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The thing about Angel, my interest in Buffy kind of waned through Season 6. Though I liked Season 7, the fact that continuity pretty much died with the Mayor, & then was buried with Sunnydale, coupled with some of the nonsense I've read about the comic continuations put me off of those. Unless they revive Tara. I don't have a problem. Add to that the fact that my friends say that Angel sucks & the whole "law firm from Hell" plotline sounds like the kind of derpy stuff that put me off of the continuations, you can see why I'm skeptical.
I didn't really see that as being a problem.  Seems like Angel did more of the continuity stuff than Buffy.  At any rate, I never found it derpy.  I don't see why your friends think the show sucks.  I personally like it more than Buffy, though I really like both shows a great deal.  All I can tell ya is give the show a chance.  You may like one season more than another.  Either way... have fun. :)
Oh, and I don't really consider the comics much when grading the show proper.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Lithp on August 25, 2013, 04:10:21 am
Oh, I forgot mah animez. My TV hasn't been working for so long that I kind of forgot I could watch things on it. Toonami is running, among other things, some show called "Sword Art Online" which seems like a lamer version of .hack//SIGN & uncut Naruto, which I'm going to watch until roughly the timeskip, when all that filler bullshit happens & I started hating the main plot anyway.

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I don't see why your friends think the show sucks

Never asked.

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Righto then.  Angel airs on TNT from 5am to 6am.  What's on the guide for my DirecTV says the current episode is "Underneath". Season 5 since Spike's with them.

That means it should be resetting soon. Perfect, I'll set it to record when I get the chance. Is it every day? Does it show more than one time? Not really necessary information, just helps me get it set up so that it records the episodes in order.

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You may like one season more than another.

Probably. If I had picked up Buffy on Season 1 or 6, I probably would have dropped it, but Seasons 2, 3, & 7 were my favorites.

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Oh, and I don't really consider the comics much when grading the show proper.

Neither do I, but I was thinking of picking them up because apparently they tell the origin story, how that whole "word full of Slayers" thing works out, & other things. I'm aware of the movie, but it was apparently plagued with executive meddling, so nope.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: lord gibbon on August 25, 2013, 04:23:21 am
some show called "Sword Art Online" which seems like a lamer version of .hack//SIGN

I think that is the most concise summation of Sword Art Online I have ever seen. Also, why is the word art in there?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on August 25, 2013, 04:25:10 am
some show called "Sword Art Online" which seems like a lamer version of .hack//SIGN

I think that is the most concise summation of Sword Art Online I have ever seen. Also, why is the word art in there?

That's the most benign anime title you could question.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on August 25, 2013, 05:25:01 am
Quote from: Lithp
That means it should be resetting soon. Perfect, I'll set it to record when I get the chance. Is it every day? Does it show more than one time? Not really necessary information, just helps me get it set up so that it records the episodes in order.

I don't think it shows more than once a day.  I believe it airs on TNT from 5-6AM every weekday.  As far as weekends go, I don't know.  The guide on DirecTV doesn't quite reach the next coming Saturday.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Lithp on August 25, 2013, 06:54:07 am
It'd mostly be a problem on Sundays, where it might conflict with Buffy. Going off of TNT's somewhat confusing online schedule, I think it's every weekday, with the first episode airing in a week or 2.

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I think that is the most concise summation of Sword Art Online I have ever seen. Also, why is the word art in there?

Probably because the premise of the game is that you have to actually do the proper motions to attack. "The art of swordsmanship." It also sounds marginally better than "Swords Online."
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on August 25, 2013, 01:09:50 pm
It'd mostly be a problem on Sundays, where it might conflict with Buffy. Going off of TNT's somewhat confusing online schedule, I think it's every weekday, with the first episode airing in a week or 2.



I looked it up on my dvr. It's Monday through Friday. It shouldn't intersect with your Buffy recording at all.

Edit for visualization fail.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 25, 2013, 02:44:30 pm
I can't watch Sword Art Online.  I've tried but the whole thing is so bleak and depressing that even episodes with a genuinely happy ending depress me.

I don't even know why it bothers me so much. 

And no, I've never watched Evangelion and I don't plan to.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Igor on August 25, 2013, 04:11:59 pm
I can't watch Sword Art Online.  I've tried but the whole thing is so bleak and depressing that even episodes with a genuinely happy ending depress me.

I don't even know why it bothers me so much. 

And no, I've never watched Evangelion and I don't plan to.
That's largely the same reaction I had when I tried to watch Wolf's Rain, which everybody raves about and thinks I'll love, for reasons that one would think are obvious. Oddly, I just have a really hard time watching it. I don't know what it is about it, but it makes me extremely uncomfortable for some reason.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Alehksunos on August 25, 2013, 05:15:20 pm
For some reason, I'm reluctant to watch a lot of anime anymore. I don't know why. It might be that some are only in Japanese and I have to read subtitles over horrible, cacophonous voices, or I can't access any, or just the whole stigma of being a fan of a such medium and having my parents walk in while watching one.

I'm skipping shows like Magi Puella Madoka Magicka and Attack on Titan (the two shows that are really popular with Tumblr's userbase), for two different reasons:
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on August 25, 2013, 06:37:21 pm
I can't stand most anime. Last time I tried watching some of the more popular stuff, a friend suggested One Piece. two episodes in and I wanted to put my fist through the monitor.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: nickiknack on August 25, 2013, 07:17:08 pm
Re-watching X-Files. Seasons 1-5 are the bomb, a shame the story arc went off the rails after that.

plus after that, when Duchovny left, it really went down the tubes.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 25, 2013, 08:59:27 pm
I can't stand most anime. Last time I tried watching some of the more popular stuff, a friend suggested One Piece. two episodes in and I wanted to put my fist through the monitor.

To be fair, I'm an anime fan and I actually turn my TV off when One Piece airs.

I really don't get why people like it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on August 25, 2013, 09:36:36 pm
Re-watching X-Files. Seasons 1-5 are the bomb, a shame the story arc went off the rails after that.

plus after that, when Duchovny left, it really went down the tubes.
Yes!  I couldn't agree with that more.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: lord gibbon on August 25, 2013, 11:00:44 pm
I can't stand most anime. Last time I tried watching some of the more popular stuff, a friend suggested One Piece. two episodes in and I wanted to put my fist through the monitor.

To be fair, I'm an anime fan and I actually turn my TV off when One Piece airs.

I really don't get why people like it.

Huh, that actually my favorite anime. It's really grand and over the top, it can be goofy or (semi)serious, and I find it to be very character driven, which I love. I could go into detail about all the reasons I love it, but that would probably take a whole thread of it's own. Suffice to say, there is nothing in the world quite like it that I've found.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 25, 2013, 11:06:24 pm
Problem is, I don't like Luffy.

... Considering he's the centerpiece character that kinda ruins the rest of it, really.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Lithp on August 26, 2013, 12:01:56 am
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I can't watch Sword Art Online.  I've tried but the whole thing is so bleak and depressing that even episodes with a genuinely happy ending depress me.

I don't know how you can even bring yourself to care about these characters. Let's talk about Asuna. When she's introduced, she's this shy girl who's a really powerful player, but feels too vulnerable around others. She pretty much has to be strong-armed by Kirito, also a socially maladjusted weirdo, to join a party with him.

She is not in the next episode.

In the episode AFTER that, she's suddenly 2nd in command of this army-like guild tasked with clearing the hardest floors. She's suddenly outgoing, talkative, & boisterous.

What. The. Fuck. What happened during the completely unfunny comic relief episode?

The whole thing's like that, too. Most of the main events (so far) have happened completely off-screen. The first episode basically ended with "nothing happened for 2 whole months." We don't see anything about the outside world. All we get are Kirito's random adventures in his black pimp coat. It's like they said, "We're going to rip off .hack//SIGN, but so no one catches on, we'll do the exact opposite of what they do." Characters died in grayscale? Make them die in an explosion of color. Gave attention to all of the characters, possibly even favoring the supporting cast over Tsukasa? Focus entirely on Kirito, we don't need to see his friend from the first episode ever again. Focused on dialogue with only a tenuous grasp on how that game worked, that seemed to change as the plot demanded? Infodump on inane rules for 5 minutes.

It's fucking weird.

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And no, I've never watched Evangelion and I don't plan to.

I am trying so hard not to perform the No True Scotsman fallacy. This is like...up there with Dragonball in terms of importance, & with Cowboy Bebop in terms of critical acclaim. It's about my 2nd or 3rd favorite anime ever, & easily one of the ones you should watch if you want to see what all of this anime business is all about.

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It shouldn't intersect with your Buffy recording at all.

Buffy's the real asshole. It airs several different story arcs at ass-random times & keeps changing its schedule. I'm not even going to try to set it up so that it doesn't record over something, I'm basically just going to hope by the Grace of God that everything works out.

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Last time I tried watching some of the more popular stuff, a friend suggested One Piece

I'm not saying you'll like anime, but there's a very basic error of judgment in here.

You've got this thing called "western animation," right? You want to see the best it has to offer. So you ask what's popular.

BAM, you've just skipped over action shows like Batman & Gargoyles, adult comedies like South Park & Futurama, & skipped straight to My Little Pony. But, in reality, My Little Pony is unashamedly for little girls, people are very divided over whether or not this show is good, & it hasn't exactly stood the test of time yet.

That's basically One Piece. It's designed for 13-year-old boys, part of a genre that is routinely criticized for cliches & asspulls, with authors mostly drawing inspiration from Dragonball Z. It's not necessarily "bad," I like Bleach after all, but it's a very limited scope of information, & even the fans are going to be divided on it.

Personally? I don't like One Piece. The whole idea is too absurd &, after all of these years, they're only halfway to finding that fucking treasure. NOPE. Want no part of that mess.

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It might be that some are only in Japanese and I have to read subtitles over horrible, cacophonous voices, or I can't access any, or just the whole stigma of being a fan of a such medium and having my parents walk in while watching one.

Holy shit, an anime fan who's NOT a Sub Snob? I don't know, in my experience, family should be able to get over it. It's like, "Yeah, Mom, I'm watching cartoons. Wanna tell me again about how that guy in your show was really his secret twin brother who was presumed dead in a boating accident?"
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Post by: Søren on August 26, 2013, 12:44:22 am
My boyfriend watches one piece. The character design made me hurt inside
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 26, 2013, 02:06:38 am
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And no, I've never watched Evangelion and I don't plan to.

I am trying so hard not to perform the No True Scotsman fallacy. This is like...up there with Dragonball in terms of importance, & with Cowboy Bebop in terms of critical acclaim. It's about my 2nd or 3rd favorite anime ever, & easily one of the ones you should watch if you want to see what all of this anime business is all about.

It's not that I think Evangelion is bad, it's just that, well...

I can't get into the characters.  I should amend my previous statement, it's not that I've never watched it.  I've tried.  But the characters just don't interest me at all.

Interestingly, you are right in that it's the same way with Sword Art Online.  I don't like any of the characters.  However, the atmosphere is bleak and depressing.  Hence... I don't like it.

I'm not someone who likes depressing stories.  If I'm watching an anime, it's to cheer up.  If I want to get depressed, all I have to do is look in a mirror.

...And say shit like that.
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Post by: Dakota Bob on August 26, 2013, 02:17:16 am
Re-watching X-Files. Seasons 1-5 are the bomb, a shame the story arc went off the rails after that.

plus after that, when Duchovny left, it really went down the tubes.
Yes!  I couldn't agree with that more.

I think Robert Patrick did good with the material we have, but apart from a few exceptions, it seemed the writing staff were phoning it in.
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Post by: Søren on August 26, 2013, 05:51:22 am
So, its anyone caught up on breaking bad, im a bit confused as

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Post by: Art Vandelay on August 26, 2013, 08:37:06 am
So, its anyone caught up on breaking bad, im a bit confused as

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Post by: Katsuro on August 26, 2013, 07:07:27 pm
So, its anyone caught up on breaking bad, im a bit confused as

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Well just to be anal,
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Post by: Søren on August 26, 2013, 07:12:37 pm
That whole plot line is so freaking convoluted. I keep having to go back to look stuff up.

I havnt really enjoyed the last three episodes. Everybody is either losing their shit, staring off into infinity, or standing in their underwear
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Post by: Katsuro on August 26, 2013, 07:15:54 pm
That whole plot line is so freaking convoluted. I keep having to go back to look stuff up.

I havnt really enjoyed the last three episodes. Everybody is either losing their shit, staring off into infinity, or standing in their underwear

How dare you crticise Breaking Bad, BURN THERE HERITIC!!

[Not serious, in case anyone thinks I am.]
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 26, 2013, 07:41:35 pm
That whole plot line is so freaking convoluted. I keep having to go back to look stuff up.

I havnt really enjoyed the last three episodes. Everybody is either losing their shit, staring off into infinity, or standing in their underwear

Or losing their shit by staring off into infinity while standing in their underwear?
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Post by: Alehksunos on August 26, 2013, 09:57:42 pm
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It might be that some are only in Japanese and I have to read subtitles over horrible, cacophonous voices, or I can't access any, or just the whole stigma of being a fan of a such medium and having my parents walk in while watching one.

Holy shit, an anime fan who's NOT a Sub Snob? I don't know, in my experience, family should be able to get over it. It's like, "Yeah, Mom, I'm watching cartoons. Wanna tell me again about how that guy in your show was really his secret twin brother who was presumed dead in a boating accident?"
Not all Japanese dub + sub only anime bother me. I just can't watch a lot of them anymore for some strange reason, mostly because I don't want my nerves to be tested most of the time (I've survived watching two episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, a Western program, and I'm not sure if I am interested in watching another episode. It didn't bug the hell of hell out of me, and it's not the fault of its appalling fandom, I just felt like the show didn't had enough charm to keep me interested and I feel so let down).

For some reason, I have a problem with my parents walking in while I'm playing even a video game, even works that doesn't contain mature content (of note: graphic violence, relentless profanity, sexual content, etc.) most of the time. It's just that I'm an introvert, and that's all.
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Post by: PosthumanHeresy on August 27, 2013, 12:09:57 am
As introverted as I am, my family is the one group that barely bothers me when stuff is going down, outside of sex scenes. Then again, a typical experience is like when watching Evil Dead with my dad, him talking about how the possessed girlfriend laughing the whole time scared the shit out of him when he first saw it, and then him going "I was probably high, though" and later on "I was definitely high".
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Post by: Art Vandelay on August 27, 2013, 12:23:55 am
So, its anyone caught up on breaking bad, im a bit confused as

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Well just to be anal,
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Post by: Søren on August 27, 2013, 01:12:16 am
Christ, thats a lot to expect from an audience from such a long break in the show
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 29, 2013, 08:45:20 pm
So, anyone else been watching Dexter's current shipwreck-of-a-season?

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Post by: SpaceProg on August 29, 2013, 09:18:09 pm
Brainlady... What a name.
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 29, 2013, 09:23:49 pm
It's a fandom nickname. Her real name is Evelyn Vogel.
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Post by: SpaceProg on August 29, 2013, 09:25:57 pm
Ahh.  Okay. Makes sense now.   I'm po' so I can't get the channel that has Dexter.  I've just got like... Stars and Encore.
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 29, 2013, 11:10:14 pm
I watch, like... nothing aimed at adults in this day and age.

Not even Game of Thrones.
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Post by: Art Vandelay on August 29, 2013, 11:18:41 pm
So, anyone else been watching Dexter's current shipwreck-of-a-season?

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It is kind of a mess.

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Post by: SpaceProg on August 29, 2013, 11:21:51 pm
I watch, like... nothing aimed at adults in this day and age.

Not even Game of Thrones.
Hey... Doctor Who is for adults... sorta.  :D
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 29, 2013, 11:51:33 pm
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Post by: wrightway on August 30, 2013, 01:23:10 am
Thank you, Feral Dog, now I have a Gargoyles marathon queued up on Youtube. And I'm going to cry, I just know it.

"The password is...alone."
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Post by: Osama bin Bambi on August 30, 2013, 03:05:40 am
I was skeptical about Orange is the New Black, but I watched a few episodes and it seems pretty decent.
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Post by: Lithp on August 30, 2013, 03:59:10 am
Heh, I brushed up on a few episodes recently. Basically the ones having to do with the awakening of the main clan, & Demona's backstory.

Speaking of, Gargoyles Heresy: Xanatos is vastly overrated. I mean, he's cool, but people really overstate his effectiveness. Waking up the gargoyles, gets him sent to prison. The Steel Clan, never become a match for the real things. Stealing the Eye of Odin, turns Fox into a monster, burns through 3-4 convoluted plans to save her when asking nicely ended up being the solution. City of Stone, whole plan was bullshit, Demona turns everyone into statues. It's like that the whole way through. Ultimately, he only ever wins by just not being villainous. And Jesus Christ, once the gargoyles were exposed to the world, just imagine how thoroughly fucked he would be if all of the shit he did in pursuit of them ever got out. Mutating people, attempted murder, accessory to murder, so many counts of theft & destruction of private & public property, abuse of justice...does magic count as an unlicensed weapon?

Edit: I swear to tits that I posted this before my post in Worst Protest Signs or whatever! Check the timestamps!
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 30, 2013, 04:12:00 am
I watch, like... nothing aimed at adults in this day and age.

Not even Game of Thrones.
Hey... Doctor Who is for adults... sorta.  :D

I don't even watch that, I just know enough about its pop culture to be able to make references.

That and Mom's a fan and she talks about it sometimes.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on August 30, 2013, 08:16:21 am
So, anyone else been watching Dexter's current shipwreck-of-a-season?

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I imagine I would only like Hannah cause Yvonne Strahovsky plays her. But then, I'm generally quiet about how hot I think Yvonne is. lol
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Post by: wrightway on August 30, 2013, 01:24:44 pm
I'm watching a Star Trek TOS episode where Spock gets whammied. Leonard Nimoy has a nice laugh.
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Post by: SpaceProg on August 30, 2013, 01:52:21 pm
Yeah he does.  Though I can go a lifetime without seeing the "Bitter Dregs" song ep again.
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 30, 2013, 03:09:22 pm
I'm watching a Star Trek TOS episode where Spock gets whammied. Leonard Nimoy has a nice laugh.

I've always been a fan of the vulcan characters.  Especially Tupok, but as Spock is the original he's interesting, too.

Lots of people outside the fandom like to criticize them as emotionless, but that's not actually true.  They're actually a hell of a lot more emotionally intense than humans are, hence why they need to suppress their emotions in the first place.

That and they have great music and poetry.
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Post by: SpaceProg on August 30, 2013, 04:03:33 pm
Tupok Shakoor?  ;)

*Stage whisper* Tuvok.
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 30, 2013, 04:58:44 pm
...Tuvok, yes.

I thought it didn't look right but I couldn't think of another thing.

I'm REALLY terrible with names :/ I can't remember the names of some NPCs I interacted with 5 minutes ago, sometimes, even if I actually care about those NPCs.  Like Lucia from Skyrim.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on August 30, 2013, 05:28:59 pm
...Tuvok, yes.

I thought it didn't look right but I couldn't think of another thing.

I'm REALLY terrible with names :/ I can't remember the names of some NPCs I interacted with 5 minutes ago, sometimes, even if I actually care about those NPCs.  Like Lucia from Skyrim.

Lucia or Lydia?
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 30, 2013, 06:40:50 pm
...Tuvok, yes.

I thought it didn't look right but I couldn't think of another thing.

I'm REALLY terrible with names :/ I can't remember the names of some NPCs I interacted with 5 minutes ago, sometimes, even if I actually care about those NPCs.  Like Lucia from Skyrim.

Lucia or Lydia?

Lucia.  An orphan added by Hearthfire.
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Post by: chitoryu12 on August 30, 2013, 06:55:55 pm
...Tuvok, yes.

I thought it didn't look right but I couldn't think of another thing.

I'm REALLY terrible with names :/ I can't remember the names of some NPCs I interacted with 5 minutes ago, sometimes, even if I actually care about those NPCs.  Like Lucia from Skyrim.

Lucia or Lydia?

Lucia.  An orphan added by Hearthfire.

Just making sure. It would have been hilarious if you were talking about how you can't remember their names and got the name wrong when bringing up an example.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 30, 2013, 06:57:12 pm
So, anyone else been watching Dexter's current shipwreck-of-a-season?

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I imagine I would only like Hannah cause Yvonne Strahovsky plays her. But then, I'm generally quiet about how hot I think Yvonne is. lol

I dunno, the character is pretty damn awful.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 30, 2013, 07:04:46 pm
...Tuvok, yes.

I thought it didn't look right but I couldn't think of another thing.

I'm REALLY terrible with names :/ I can't remember the names of some NPCs I interacted with 5 minutes ago, sometimes, even if I actually care about those NPCs.  Like Lucia from Skyrim.

Lucia or Lydia?

Lucia.  An orphan added by Hearthfire.

Just making sure. It would have been hilarious if you were talking about how you can't remember their names and got the name wrong when bringing up an example.

The only reason I managed to remember it was because I put extra effort into remembering it when talking about it on another forum.  I was raving about Hearthfire and how I actually cared about Lucia (then referred to as the orphan from Whiterun) and this one guy who acts like he's smarter than the rest of the forum spoke up an said "Care about her?  You don't even remember her name."

I had to point out that I'm bad with names. :/
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on August 30, 2013, 07:48:27 pm
I'm watching a Star Trek TOS episode where Spock gets whammied. Leonard Nimoy has a nice laugh.

I've always been a fan of the vulcan characters.  Especially Tupok, but as Spock is the original he's interesting, too.

Lots of people outside the fandom like to criticize them as emotionless, but that's not actually true.  They're actually a hell of a lot more emotionally intense than humans are, hence why they need to suppress their emotions in the first place.

That and they have great music and poetry.

They didn't get into that too much in TOS. Which makes me sad.
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Post by: SimSim on August 30, 2013, 08:06:22 pm
Did anyone watch season 2 of American Horror Story? I never got around to it, and several people have told me it got weird, without saying how it got weird. A few people even gave up on it because of how weird it got. Is it worth watching?
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 30, 2013, 08:38:51 pm
Did anyone watch season 2 of American Horror Story? I never got around to it, and several people have told me it got weird, without saying how it got weird. A few people even gave up on it because of how weird it got. Is it worth watching?

It was dark and kind of all over the place with the plots, but I liked it.
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Post by: Søren on September 01, 2013, 12:01:29 am
I've been kinda enjoying the more recent Dexter episodes...although I do agree that the plotlines are sort of just...mashed together with weak glue.

I personally just find Hannah boring, I don't see what she offers asides from the "omg maybe dexter isnt a horrible person" thing. I really like Vogel though, I find her to be quite an interesting character
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Post by: wrightway on September 21, 2013, 11:18:07 pm
So....anyone else watch Sleepy Hollow?

I liked it, quite a bit. I was very impressed with the acting and story so far. I've watched it multiple times and the part with the mirror gets me every single time.

I was also horribly amused by the tumblr reaction to the show. As several people were quick to point out, Sleepy Hollow is proof a show cast with mainly POC can succeed. It was Fox's biggest debut drama in six years.
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Post by: Art Vandelay on September 21, 2013, 11:36:24 pm
I have to say, the most annoying thing about Dexter so far is the computers. Specifically the way they beep and bloop as through they're from the early 80's. Why, exactly is this a thing? Is it supposed to make the haven't-touched-a-computer-since-1980 demographic feel more comfortable with the show? Do the writers not realise that we've advanced a little further than PC Speaker sound effects in the past thirty years?
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Post by: Alehksunos on September 21, 2013, 11:41:12 pm
I have to say, the most annoying thing about Dexter so far is the computers. Specifically the way they beep and bloop as through they're from the early 80's. Why, exactly is this a thing? Is it supposed to make the haven't-touched-a-computer-since-1980 demographic feel more comfortable with the show? Do the writers not realise that we've advanced a little further than PC Speaker sound effects in the past thirty years?

Aaahh, this is one of the most annoying things ever, and this is annoying in all television programs, even films.

This is also annoying with video games in popular media, where I swear every video game to these writers is that disastrous port of Pac-Man for the Atari 2600.

This, and all this is starting to become another set of Pet Peeve Tropes of mine.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on September 22, 2013, 12:32:16 am
I have to say, the most annoying thing about Dexter so far is the computers. Specifically the way they beep and bloop as through they're from the early 80's. Why, exactly is this a thing? Is it supposed to make the haven't-touched-a-computer-since-1980 demographic feel more comfortable with the show? Do the writers not realise that we've advanced a little further than PC Speaker sound effects in the past thirty years?

Oh thank fuck I'm not the only one to notice
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SimSim on September 22, 2013, 07:44:16 am
So....anyone else watch Sleepy Hollow?

I liked it, quite a bit. I was very impressed with the acting and story so far. I've watched it multiple times and the part with the mirror gets me every single time.

I was also horribly amused by the tumblr reaction to the show. As several people were quick to point out, Sleepy Hollow is proof a show cast with mainly POC can succeed. It was Fox's biggest debut drama in six years.
That was without a doubt the most ridiculous show I've seen in a long time. It's not fair to call it a drama, it's clearly a comedy, even if they were aiming for drama. I may keep watching so long as I can laugh at the absurdity of it.

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That's all I can remember off the top of my head, but that show totally killed suspension of disbelief for me.
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Post by: Søren on September 23, 2013, 03:52:44 am
Just watched the last dexter ep

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Post by: Art Vandelay on September 23, 2013, 09:35:29 am
Just watched the last dexter ep

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Yeah, needless to say, I wasn't impressed.
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on September 24, 2013, 01:33:54 am
I haven't seen the finale yet, but the way the season has been going, I'm expecting it to suck.
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Post by: JohnE on September 24, 2013, 02:00:57 pm
So....anyone else watch Sleepy Hollow?

I liked it, quite a bit. I was very impressed with the acting and story so far. I've watched it multiple times and the part with the mirror gets me every single time.

I was also horribly amused by the tumblr reaction to the show. As several people were quick to point out, Sleepy Hollow is proof a show cast with mainly POC can succeed. It was Fox's biggest debut drama in six years.
I liked it too, thought it was clever and fun.
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 24, 2013, 02:40:14 pm
Has anyone else seen that Cartoon Network show "Uncle Grandpa"?

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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on September 24, 2013, 04:11:58 pm
Finally watched the Dexter finale. This about sums up my feelings:

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Post by: wrightway on September 24, 2013, 04:42:14 pm
Has anyone else seen that Cartoon Network show "Uncle Grandpa"?

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I'm fairly certain Cartoon Network just locks their writers in a room with various illicit substances and jots down their out of their skull ramblings.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on September 24, 2013, 08:48:51 pm
I can finally watch Game of Thrones with full knowledge of what is to come.

I'm all a-titter.

I'm already on season 2 and I am adoring Peter Dinklage's role as Tyrion. He just nails it. Ugh.
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Post by: ironbite on September 24, 2013, 09:15:17 pm
Guys....

Ironbite-COULSON LIVES!
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Post by: chitoryu12 on September 24, 2013, 09:16:48 pm
Agents of SHIELD finally gives me a reason to watch TV.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on September 24, 2013, 09:26:06 pm
Tumblr has told me the best part is when Coulson and Hill talk about reports.
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Post by: ironbite on September 24, 2013, 09:27:52 pm
The best part is the foreshadowing that happens after that part.

Ironbite-it's a headgehog.
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Post by: Sigmaleph on September 24, 2013, 11:30:25 pm
Finally watched the Dexter finale. This about sums up my feelings:

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Same.

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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on September 25, 2013, 06:59:07 pm
Same.

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Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on September 26, 2013, 04:00:16 pm
I usually love Modern Family, but I think it's weird they used an Asian stereotype in the same episode where they were promoting SSM.
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Post by: Søren on September 26, 2013, 04:26:10 pm
Modern family is one of my favorite shows ever. But the one that plays lily is so fucking bland
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Post by: Søren on September 30, 2013, 06:16:08 am
Double post. Dont care. I just watched the breaking bad finale

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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on October 07, 2013, 10:06:19 pm
I've finally started watching Breaking Bad. Christ, have I ever been missing out -- this show rules.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on October 07, 2013, 10:51:52 pm
I finished Game of Thrones.

Hrn. I disagree with a few changes but not too bad of a show, really.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on October 08, 2013, 02:34:23 am
Watched the first episode of Hannibal.

It's certainly a good show at least from that one episode and is pretty high concept compared to most, but goddamn it's easy to make fun of.

I think I turned "A cat with antlers!" into a meme in my family.
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Post by: SimSim on October 08, 2013, 03:57:22 pm
I've finally started watching Breaking Bad. Christ, have I ever been missing out -- this show rules.
It stays great right through the series finale.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 08, 2013, 05:32:31 pm
So people aren't liking Agents of Shield because instead of seeing a mini-MCU movie every week, we've got a Joss Whedon show where he hasn't killed a character yet but it's coming.  Oh and it's PG.

Ironbite-cause....things.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on October 08, 2013, 05:40:56 pm
So people aren't liking Agents of Shield because instead of seeing a mini-MCU movie every week, we've got a Joss Whedon show where he hasn't killed a character yet but it's coming.  Oh and it's PG.

Ironbite-cause....things.

A Mini-MCU movie every week would probably cause the budget to implode. They already have all the stuff with the plane, plus various other CGI in every other scene.

Also, maybe Whedon will just keep killing Coulson and reviving him over and over.
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Post by: lord gibbon on October 08, 2013, 06:50:33 pm
So people aren't liking Agents of Shield because instead of seeing a mini-MCU movie every week, we've got a Joss Whedon show where he hasn't killed a character yet but it's coming.  Oh and it's PG.

Ironbite-cause....things.

A Mini-MCU movie every week would probably cause the budget to implode. They already have all the stuff with the plane, plus various other CGI in every other scene.

Also, maybe Whedon will just keep killing Coulson and reviving him over and over.

That would actually be hilarious. Hey, since this IS the Marvel universe, maybe Coulson is really Mr. Immortal!/not serious
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Alehksunos on October 08, 2013, 06:58:37 pm
For a moment, I got excited that some digital distribution service for television programs (like Netflix, which I use, and Amazon Prime, which Cerim uses) picked up [Avatar] The Legend of Korra. It's just a new season coming, and I haven't seen a single episode beforehand. Oh well, it still gives me the incentive to watch through Avatar - The Last Airbender.

I take everything I said here back because I heard the characters of Korra (and possibly Avatar) are so awful, possibly killing any chances of possibly enjoying that (those) show(s).

God damn it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 08, 2013, 07:35:44 pm
The fuck are you talking about?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on October 08, 2013, 07:44:24 pm
I "heard". Which means you aren't going to even bother.

Though I will grant that the viewership of Korra has gone down drastically and there are legitimate reasons why.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 08, 2013, 07:46:32 pm
As will I but I'm enjoying the story so far.  I'm liking the fact that Korra's so flawed because she's a 17 year old girl who's family is tearing itself apart.  What's she supposed to do?

Ironbite-not take a side?

ETA:  New Kamen Rider is out and it is...juicy.

Ironbite-can't wait to see where they go with this.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 08, 2013, 11:03:12 pm
As will I but I'm enjoying the story so far.  I'm liking the fact that Korra's so flawed because she's a 17 year old girl who's family is tearing itself apart.  What's she supposed to do?

Ironbite-not take a side?

Actually, I kinda like how

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ETA:  New Kamen Rider is out and it is...juicy.

Ironbite-can't wait to see where they go with this.

...I see what you did there. :P
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: nickiknack on October 09, 2013, 09:49:42 am
I think it's too early to judge Agents of Shield, I mean it's only on it's 3rd episode for crying out loud. Also I getting sick of the fucktards whining about the lack of Superheroes in it. Umm, it's not suppose to be about superheroes, and at best there will be superheroes(the Avengers cast maybe?) making cameo roles.

Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on October 09, 2013, 03:30:05 pm
I think it's too early to judge Agents of Shield, I mean it's only on it's 3rd episode for crying out loud. Also I getting sick of the fucktards whining about the lack of Superheroes in it. Umm, it's not suppose to be about superheroes, and at best there will be superheroes(the Avengers cast maybe?) making cameo roles.

Also, we HAVE seen some limited amount of superhumans, like the guy who was the entire focus of the pilot episode or the thing in the last shot of the third episode that I won't tell openly here. It's just not a show where every episode has to be superheroes and supervillains beating the crap out of each other.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on October 09, 2013, 05:09:48 pm
It's called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a reason. They may have low-level psychic ability and the like (for obvious reasons hello) but for the most part they are regular people who rub elbows with super heroes.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on October 10, 2013, 07:13:25 pm
Anyone else watch the season premier of American Horror Story?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 12, 2013, 01:10:39 pm
So I just watched the most recent episode of Legend of Korra...

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Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Alehksunos on October 12, 2013, 06:15:22 pm
I "heard". Which means you aren't going to even bother.

Though I will grant that the viewership of Korra has gone down drastically and there are legitimate reasons why.

Because I heard the characters are shallow as hell, my desire to watch that show waned dramatically. I was interested until that point.

But who knows, maybe I'll go watch Avatar: The Last Airbender some time. Fuck what other people say unless I agree with them or they make a really good point.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 12, 2013, 08:54:21 pm
So I just watched the most recent episode of Legend of Korra...

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Actually no.

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Ironbite-the show...just found it's feet.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 12, 2013, 09:13:42 pm
So I just watched the most recent episode of Legend of Korra...

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Actually no.

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Ironbite-the show...just found it's feet.

And about time too.

I mean I'm enjoying the hell out of season 2, but even I'll admit that it's worse than season 1.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 15, 2013, 02:33:49 pm
I'm gonna talk about Gaim and you guys can't stop me.

I LOVE THIS KAMEN RIDER SERIES!

Seriously this is fun.  And I do mean that.  Super fun.  From everything they've got going on story wise to the fact that we've got MORE THE 2 RIDERS THIS TIME AROUND!  It's really reminding me of the early days of Blade only not shit.

Ironbite-though the guy writing this is also know for Puella Magi Madoka Magica so....
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 15, 2013, 03:09:01 pm
Ironbite-though the guy writing this is also know for Puella Magi Madoka Magica so....

FUCK.

This is gonna be interesting.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 15, 2013, 03:33:47 pm
You haven't seen Blade.  It's about the same as Madoka Magica in terms of character death you don't want to have happen.

Ironbite-and the ending is just....a real downer.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 15, 2013, 09:01:35 pm
where are you watching Gaim at, Ibby? I've just gotten into Kamen Rider, myself...
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 15, 2013, 09:10:34 pm
stream.jefusion.com

Ironbite-also has Kyoryuger but you don't wanna watch dancing dinosaurs do you?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 15, 2013, 09:13:04 pm
What, are you kiddin'? Utchy is awesome.  And Nossan is so, so bad with his jokes...

... in short, I've been keeping up.  Still need to watch episodes 32 and 33 though...
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 15, 2013, 09:14:07 pm
Yeah 33 just dropped.

Ironbite-we're getting close to Baragigas showing up.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 15, 2013, 09:15:54 pm
Glee!

Huh.  Is it just me, or has Boy really not gotten an episode to himself in a while?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 15, 2013, 09:21:29 pm
For that I am so glad because it'll be him not realizing his Manager is in FUCKING LOVE WITH HIS ASS!

Ironbite-she couldn't be more obvious if she stripped down nude in front of him screaming "TAKE ME!"
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on October 17, 2013, 07:44:33 pm
I haven't finished watching it yet, but I've already come to the conclusion that Breaking Bad could very well be one of the best shows I've seen.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on October 18, 2013, 12:56:21 pm
I haven't finished watching it yet, but I've already come to the conclusion that Breaking Bad could very well be one of the best shows I've seen.

Not gonna spoil anything, but my oh my, does it get even more amazing.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 19, 2013, 05:41:01 pm
Well...I was totally wrong about who was controlling Unalaq
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 19, 2013, 06:15:55 pm
For some reason my DVR doesn't want to record new Korra episodes when they actually air.  It's like it's glitched out somehow.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 19, 2013, 06:26:08 pm
Eh that's ok.  They show 'em the next day on Nick.com.

Ironbite-mine seems to like cutting off the credits.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on October 20, 2013, 04:41:32 am
I dont like the new season of modern family, its too obvious. It reminds me of when the ABC took over Scrubs. The only thing that seems to be improved is Lilys script.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 22, 2013, 05:43:50 pm
Baron thrusts giant energy bananas through his foes.

Ironbite-you now have that mental image in your head.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Meshakhad on November 02, 2013, 06:58:10 pm
I've really been enjoying The Blacklist.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: largeham on November 03, 2013, 12:51:19 am
Just finished the first season of Community. It was amazing.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on November 03, 2013, 06:07:29 pm
I'm doing a grand Charmed rewatch.

I got almost killed in one of the episodes. :( (one of the once-off characters was named Shane)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on November 03, 2013, 07:25:23 pm
Walter White is a total asshole.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on November 03, 2013, 07:50:47 pm
Walter White is a total asshole.

Hah! You're just now figuring this out?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on November 03, 2013, 08:50:08 pm
Walter White is a total asshole.

Hah! You're just now figuring this out?

Well, it was obvious that he was an asshole from the first season, and pretty much solidified with the whole
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thing, but:

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I'm loving the whole "deconstructed anti-hero turns into a deconstructed villain" vibe of the show, though. It's brilliant writing, through and through.

Also:

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I've just started season 5, up to the
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episode. Really hoping Hank figures things out and Walter's world comes crashing down on him. Also hoping Jesse finds out about all the crap Walter's done, and kills the bastard... and takes back the watch.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on November 06, 2013, 09:20:45 pm
Welp, Breaking Bad has officially become one of only two TV shows that have succeeded in making me cry.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on November 06, 2013, 09:28:46 pm
What's the other one?

Ironbite-*opens Amazon*
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on November 06, 2013, 09:41:56 pm
The other one is too embarrassing to tell.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: gomer21xx on November 06, 2013, 10:12:44 pm
I have a few mainstays of my TV viewing that are currently running:  Doctor Who, South Park, and some soap opera I do a podcast about (http://rtgomer.com/category/podcasts/the-port-charlie-podcast/). ;)

Honestly, I'm kinda surprised that I haven't seen many podcasts based around soap operas.  I mean, they're daily run shows, full of things to nitpick, and can provide plenty of material for a weekly show.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on November 06, 2013, 11:40:26 pm
The other one is too embarrassing to tell.

Was it porn.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on November 09, 2013, 03:24:37 pm
The other one is too embarrassing to tell.

Ten cyberbucks on Transformers.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on November 09, 2013, 08:14:00 pm
It was that damn dog episode of Futurama. To be fair, my dog had just died a few weeks before I saw it, so...
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Igor on November 09, 2013, 08:39:13 pm
That's not embarrassing, that episode makes everyone cry.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on November 09, 2013, 09:17:06 pm
That's not embarrassing, that episode makes everyone cry.

This is truth.  I cried :(
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on November 10, 2013, 02:46:08 am
That's not embarrassing, that episode makes everyone cry.

This is truth.  I cried :(

Ditto.  Luck of the Fryrish does the same thing.  The final episode, 'Meanwhile', has the same effect.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on November 10, 2013, 03:00:20 am
While Futurama has never actually made me cry, I do find The Sting to be the saddest episode by a long shot.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on November 10, 2013, 04:47:21 am
While Futurama has never actually made me cry, I do find The Sting to be the saddest episode by a long shot.

That one was pretty depressing, too.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Alehksunos on November 10, 2013, 06:05:33 pm
That's not embarrassing, that episode makes everyone cry.

This is truth.  I cried :(

Ditto.  Luck of the Fryrish does the same thing.  The final episode, 'Meanwhile', has the same effect.

Thanks to that episode (Luck of the Fryrish), every time I hear Simple Mind's Don't You (Forget About Me) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdqoNKCCt7A), I'm like "No!".
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on November 10, 2013, 07:01:23 pm
I cant get sad with regard to animated shows...because...you know, the not real thing kills it
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: gyeonghwa on November 11, 2013, 12:51:18 am
That's not embarrassing, that episode makes everyone cry.

This is truth.  I cried :(

I'd really like to watch that episode now. Just like I want to watch Breaking Bad. I've heard so much about it. I teared up at the ends of F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Scrubs, and a couple of other secret likes.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on November 12, 2013, 10:37:54 pm
That's not embarrassing, that episode makes everyone cry.

This is truth.  I cried :(

I'd really like to watch that episode now. Just like I want to watch Breaking Bad. I've heard so much about it. I teared up at the ends of F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Scrubs, and a couple of other secret likes.

Do a search for 'Jurrasic Bark, Futurama' in Google.  with luck, someone has it up on Youtube.  Worst case, there's always netflix and such.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on November 16, 2013, 07:17:23 pm
Holy fucking shit you guys Orphan Black is fucking great, go watch it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on November 16, 2013, 09:03:28 pm
That's not embarrassing, that episode makes everyone cry.

This is truth.  I cried :(

I'd really like to watch that episode now. Just like I want to watch Breaking Bad. I've heard so much about it. I teared up at the ends of F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Scrubs, and a couple of other secret likes.

Do a search for 'Jurrasic Bark, Futurama' in Google.  with luck, someone has it up on Youtube.  Worst case, there's always netflix and such.

I'm glad I'm not the only one that teared up when I watched that episode.  God, it was like every sad faithful pet story rolled all into one with a Greyfriar's Bobby cherry on top right at the end.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on November 20, 2013, 10:59:19 pm
Right so Gaim went insane.  Bravo is my favorite Rider now.

Ironbite-DURENT ARMS!  MISTER DANGEROUS!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on November 20, 2013, 11:23:48 pm
Eh I just kinda lost interest in Kamen Rider after Wizard ended.

Turns out I have pretty specific tastes.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on December 06, 2013, 04:21:52 pm
Next year's Super Sentai.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QrsBFifRdDM/UqGPMROkVPI/AAAAAAAA2u0/uNojjZNiGS8/s1600/tokkyuger.jpg)

Yep Trains is the theme.  And I can't stop giggling.  I mean...here's the megazord.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lTOCEF8yygw/UqGWYGYREsI/AAAAAAAA2vU/7kSg4y25DmA/s1600/tokkyuger2.jpg)

Ironbite-I might not be able to stop when I'm watching this.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on December 06, 2013, 04:42:38 pm
Oh Japan, never change.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on December 06, 2013, 06:05:56 pm
I remember when the Power Rangers were based on dinosaurs (except for the black and yellow Rangers which were prehistoric mammals)...   Man have times changed.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on December 06, 2013, 07:51:28 pm
Yeah about that...

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4xT-SwtNia4/UUx-eoIfOxI/AAAAAAAAA0U/OJfWghGWoL8/s1600/Zyuden+Sentai+Kyoryuger.jpg)

Current sentai is Dinos.

(http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131205011532/powerrangers/images/7/7f/All_10_Kyoryugers!.png)

Ironbite-there's 10 of 'em.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sigmaleph on December 06, 2013, 08:34:50 pm
Isn't that like the third Dino-based Sentai?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on December 06, 2013, 08:38:18 pm
As well as the theme for the next Vs. movie.  Cause Go-Buster was so boring, they decided to give them not even billing in the cross-over movie and bring back Abaranger and Zyuranger to team up with Kyoryuger.

Ironbite-apparently Go-Buster was so bad it needs 4 sentais to balance it out.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on December 07, 2013, 12:06:23 am
I'm glad I never got into Power Rangers/Super Sentai/Whatever because I could never have kept up with all the different incarnations.

The only one I really recall is the first series when I was getting up to go to school.  Had Zordon the floating head, and a witchy-looking woman with cone-boobs was the antagonist.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Thejebusfire on December 09, 2013, 12:01:52 am
I watched Power Rangers for a short time when I was a little one.

I lost interest shortly after discovering Batman the Animated Series.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Alehksunos on December 09, 2013, 02:15:30 am
I'm glad I never got into Power Rangers/Super Sentai/Whatever because I could never have kept up with all the different incarnations.

The only one I really recall is the first series when I was getting up to go to school.  Had Zordon the floating head, and a witchy-looking woman with cone-boobs was the antagonist.

A part of why as a kid I lost interest in Power Rangers. I didn't liked the new incarnations.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on December 09, 2013, 03:25:59 am
I loved watching Power Ranger as a kid.  MMPR, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo...

After that, I unfortunately ended up losing track of the series.  I caught some episodes here and there but ultimately failed to keep up with the series.  Part of it was I had trouble remembering which channel and what time the show was on, and so forth.

I didn't pick it back up until... SPD.  And I watched Dino Thunder and Ninja Storm at the same time as that via reruns.

Oh god SPD was surprisingly great.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on December 09, 2013, 04:34:11 am
Was SPD the one with the lizardy-dog guy and the cat woman?  If so, yeah, it was better than I expected it.  Actually saw a few eps of those.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on December 09, 2013, 05:20:43 am
Was SPD the one with the lizardy-dog guy and the cat woman?  If so, yeah, it was better than I expected it.  Actually saw a few eps of those.

Yes.

It was also one of the few Power Rangers where the team was openly the Power Rangers, as opposed to teenagers with attitude hiding superpowers.

Then again they were also military police, so it makes sense.

Cruger/Kruger was less lizardy in the Japanese version, actually.

I will say that Linkara made a good point about how some of the Power Rangers didn't get enough characterization (mostly the Pink Ranger) but I still loved it.  Even with the silly "explosions appearing behind people" thing that was the trend.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on December 09, 2013, 06:13:32 am
I have vague memories of rooting for Rita when I watched the show in the early 90s. Wikipedia tells me that she's now the "Mystic Mother" or some shit, so I'm rather disappointed.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on December 09, 2013, 06:42:42 am
I have vague memories of rooting for Rita when I watched the show in the early 90s. Wikipedia tells me that she's now the "Mystic Mother" or some shit, so I'm rather disappointed.

They only did that because it was the same Japanese actress with the original Rita (most of her early scenes were straight from the Sentai, as was the scene with the "Mystic Mother") and it supposedly their way of paying homage to her since she died.  Or something along those lines.

Though the show did have an excuse since she turned good LONG before Mystic Force (in fact it was part of the finale of Power Rangers in Space - Zordon died and pretty much sent out an evil-killing wave.  Zedd and Rita had the evil obliterated out of them but survived since they had actually helped the Power Rangers several times in the fight against the villains that displaced them.  They also turned human-like, I believe)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on December 09, 2013, 06:49:44 am
The only reason I continued watching Power Rangers was for Tommy. >->;
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on December 09, 2013, 07:07:59 am
The only reason I continued watching Power Rangers was for Tommy. >->;

And that is a fine reason
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on December 09, 2013, 12:02:58 pm
SPD was adapted from Dekaranger which really...had no plot to it.  Just a bunch of police stories and how Ban could be stupid.  Thank god SPD had Grumm, one of the best Power Rangers villians ever to unite the story.

Ironbite-And now he matches!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on December 09, 2013, 01:46:24 pm
The only reason I continued watching Power Rangers was for Tommy. >->;

And that is a fine reason

Yeah I keep meaning to go back and refresh myself but I keep procrastinating by watching other things I've watched a bunch of times.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on December 10, 2013, 02:41:51 am
I have vague memories of rooting for Rita when I watched the show in the early 90s. Wikipedia tells me that she's now the "Mystic Mother" or some shit, so I'm rather disappointed.

They only did that because it was the same Japanese actress with the original Rita (most of her early scenes were straight from the Sentai, as was the scene with the "Mystic Mother") and it supposedly their way of paying homage to her since she died.  Or something along those lines.

Though the show did have an excuse since she turned good LONG before Mystic Force (in fact it was part of the finale of Power Rangers in Space - Zordon died and pretty much sent out an evil-killing wave.  Zedd and Rita had the evil obliterated out of them but survived since they had actually helped the Power Rangers several times in the fight against the villains that displaced them.  They also turned human-like, I believe)

Rita :( What have they done to you?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on December 10, 2013, 02:47:12 am
This reminds me, I need to get back to Kyoryuger.  And Gokaiger.


... still wishing there was a crossover with Doc and Nossan meeting.  It would be a riot.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on December 10, 2013, 03:14:16 am
You mean super awkward meets super cheesy?

Ironbite-yeah that would be a riot.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on December 10, 2013, 03:18:42 am
Joe and Utchy.  Yes or very yes?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on December 10, 2013, 09:18:14 pm
NO MORE FUCKING JOE GOD DAMN IT!  Sick and tired of how much play he gets.

Ironbite-bring me more Luka damn it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on December 10, 2013, 10:06:08 pm
*snorts soda laughing!*

Oh! have you seen the new Kyoryuger episode, Ibby? C'mon, Nossan getting married? NOSSAN? with his hair?!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on December 10, 2013, 10:51:39 pm
And getting married to Canderella as well.

Ironbite-also Dekaranger gets dropped like...hard this episode.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sleepy on December 29, 2013, 09:51:45 pm
Okay, this may sound dumb, but after watching the South Part Black Friday trilogy, I kinda want to watch Game of Thrones.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on December 30, 2013, 04:37:34 am
I know right. It did the same for me.

It was probably the dramatic music that did it for me
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on December 30, 2013, 05:31:39 am
I'm probably the only person on this planet who hasn't watched Game of Thrones...  Of course I also don't have HBO (Is that the premium channel it comes on?)

The only think I know for sure about Game of Thrones is... there's dragons, and a dwarf. 

Oh, and lots of cool charges for their coats of arms.  Never would have thought about having an octopus as a heraldic animal.

Me, I've just got three little martlets.  They're cute though...

EDIT:  I ramble a lot, don't I?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on December 30, 2013, 05:59:37 am
Oh, and lots of cool charges for their coats of arms.  Never would have thought about having an octopus as a heraldic animal.
I believe it's a kraken, actually.

That said, I haven't seen the show either. I've read the books, and after hearing some things about the show (such as adding a fuckload more sex and titties purely for the sake of the teenage boy demographic), I'm not exactly in any sort of hurry to watch it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on December 30, 2013, 06:13:28 am
Oh, and lots of cool charges for their coats of arms.  Never would have thought about having an octopus as a heraldic animal.
I believe it's a kraken, actually.

Ah... Hmn... I guess it would make sense given the fantasy context, but there'd be nothing wrong with an octopus as a charge... those buggers are strong, and very smart.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: TheL on December 30, 2013, 10:19:51 am
My future in-laws are visiting lately.  Which is wonderful, except for one thing.

My MIL watches a lot of what I like to call "house porn."  You know, Love It or Lease It, Renovation Reality, all those house-search shows...
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on December 30, 2013, 10:29:14 am
I kinda like Renovation Reality.  They have some funny newbs on there sometimes that shouldn't even be holding a hammer, let alone trying to hit a nail with it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on December 30, 2013, 11:36:50 am
Oh, and lots of cool charges for their coats of arms.  Never would have thought about having an octopus as a heraldic animal.
I believe it's a kraken, actually.

That said, I haven't seen the show either. I've read the books, and after hearing some things about the show (such as adding a fuckload more sex and titties purely for the sake of the teenage boy demographic), I'm not exactly in any sort of hurry to watch it.

I just can't bring myself to care about it. I'm already not really a fan of medieval fantasy; D&D and The Elder Scrolls are pretty much the only times I dip into the " 14th century European but with magic and other races that are just funny-looking humans with stereotypes applied" genre.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on December 30, 2013, 03:52:42 pm
I kinda like Renovation Reality.  They have some funny newbs on there sometimes that shouldn't even be holding a hammer, let alone trying to hit a nail with it.

s' why I watch those kinda shows.  Trainwreck Syndrome.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Igor on December 30, 2013, 08:27:13 pm
I kinda like Renovation Reality.  They have some funny newbs on there sometimes that shouldn't even be holding a hammer, let alone trying to hit a nail with it.

s' why I watch those kinda shows.  Trainwreck Syndrome.
[insert Canada's Worst Handyman and Canada's Worst Driver here]
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on December 31, 2013, 09:50:18 pm
I feel so spoiled right now. I should be happy almost all my favorite shows are coming back from hiatus. Instead I'm sighing because there's still over a month until The Walking Dead.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on December 31, 2013, 11:11:16 pm
Try having to wait for Doctor Who. lol
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: nickiknack on January 01, 2014, 12:04:24 am
Try having to wait for Doctor Who. lol

Know the feeling, given that I'm looking forward to Capaldi's Doctor. I have gut feeling he's going to be extremely sassy. Through I still need to catch up on the episodes, I'm right now at where it's just #11 and Amy Pond.

I'll say waiting for GOT is really getting to me, I can't wait for the Purple Wedding to take place.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on January 02, 2014, 01:18:41 am
I'm so glad I never got into that show. It seems to eat your soul.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 02, 2014, 01:48:48 am
Which one?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on January 02, 2014, 01:54:43 am
Doctor Who. *sheepish* It was the focus of the last few posts so I thought it went without saying.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on January 02, 2014, 02:00:50 am
*Dazed expression, walking toward Wrightway*

Joooiiiinnn uuuusssss!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 02, 2014, 02:01:18 am
Probably. I'm just slow on the uptake sometimes since I saw both GoT and DW mentioned.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on January 02, 2014, 10:36:08 am
I'm probably the only person on this planet who hasn't watched Game of Thrones...  Of course I also don't have HBO (Is that the premium channel it comes on?)

The only think I know for sure about Game of Thrones is... there's dragons, and a dwarf.

There's also me :D lol.

Sorry, I just like to bring that up as often as possible as it's literally the only thing about me that comes even slightly close to being worth talking about.  I try to ignore the fact that that one interesting thing about me is in no way special or unique due to half the population of Northern Ireland also appearing in the show lol.  Seriously, the odds of you walking around Belfast for a day and NOT bumping into someone who's an extra in it are almost none.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on January 02, 2014, 01:41:39 pm
Ahh, the New Zealand Lord of the Rings Extra scenario has a Game of Thrones variant, I see.   Still, good on you to be a part of it. :)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 02, 2014, 04:08:49 pm
It's nice knowing we have a mini-celebrity regardless of how common it might be for where you live. :P

Also, Doctor, you can always stream it from one of the game of thrones fansites. No downloads necessary. It's how I watched it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on January 02, 2014, 04:11:26 pm
Ahh, the New Zealand Lord of the Rings Extra scenario has a Game of Thrones variant, I see.

Season 4 had over 2000 extras, plus there are many, many people who for one reason or another have only done one season so there are even more extras than that, and Northern Ireland only has a population of 1.8 million.  Add in the costume, hair and make-up people, the assistant directors, the prop people, the armourers (the main one is actually southern Irish but the other one is from the north so whatever lol) and other misc. crew (bear in mind also that there are two production units so that pretty much doubles the staff - and there used to be 3 units) and it's a sizeable % of the population who who've worked on it.  Also, some of the main cast are Northern Irish, including Michelle Fairley and Kristian Nairn. So I'm not exaggerating when I say just about everyone knows somebody personally who worked/works on the show in some capacity.

Maybe given enough time we might get to be known for something a bit more positive than bombs, bigottry, rioting and the fucking Titanic lol.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on January 02, 2014, 04:16:27 pm
It's nice knowing we have a mini-celebrity regardless of how common it might be for where you live. :P

Haha, very kind but I'm basically sentient scenerey lol.  Although I did once get chatted up by a slightly crazy woman when she realised I was an extra in  it, thanks to being with a bunch of people who were wearing their GoT crew jackets.  I would have been flattered but I was little bit too scared lol.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 02, 2014, 04:18:26 pm
Even so, I'd love to be a part of it even if I ended up being like one of those jester dwarfs they have in the books with no name attached. Just 'fool'.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on January 02, 2014, 04:28:44 pm
Even so, I'd love to be a part of it even if I ended up being like one of those jester dwarfs they have in the books with no name attached. Just 'fool'.

Over all it is a fucking awesome experience.  Season 4 we basically got payed to go LARPing lol.  And I spent so long with the same (massive) group of people we all sort of became friends and set up a FB group to keep in touch.

Weird thing is, at 3am in the pouring November rain after 2 full weeks of 12-15 hour nightshoots filming a battle in a set that turns into a swimming pool when it rains and every part of you aches and it's so cold you think you might actually die, it doesn't seem quite so awesome anymore - but then when one of the AD's goes round the extras asking if you're available to film next week as well you find yourself replying, "Fuck yeah I'm available!" without a second thought.

It's murder but you can't keep away.  It hurts so good, I guess lol.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on January 02, 2014, 04:35:04 pm
It's nice knowing we have a mini-celebrity regardless of how common it might be for where you live. :P

Also, Doctor, you can always stream it from one of the game of thrones fansites. No downloads necessary. It's how I watched it.

Eh, I would if I could, but I don't have broadband.  I know, someone this day and age, it boggles the mind.  I used to use my cousin next door's broadband, but her computer a'sploded and she doesn't really care enough to get another one any time soon.
I'm not really that interested in GoT from what I've read about it.  I don't really need another show I 'need' to keep track of.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on January 02, 2014, 04:41:37 pm
It's nice knowing we have a mini-celebrity regardless of how common it might be for where you live. :P

Also, Doctor, you can always stream it from one of the game of thrones fansites. No downloads necessary. It's how I watched it.

I'm not really that interested in GoT from what I've read about it.  I don't really need another show I 'need' to keep track of.

I know you'll think I'm biased but I do genuinley think it's one of the best shows at the moment.  If I was listing my top 5 best TV shows it wouldn't be too many places below Breaking Bad, it's that good imo.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SpaceProg on January 02, 2014, 04:54:37 pm
Well, when the time comes I'll probably just rent or buy the DVD seasons.  No worries. :)  When I do, be sure to tell me what scenes you're in. :D

EDIT:  Or if they EVER get affordable broadband down my way.  I love living in the middle of nowhere like I do, but if I had to list a downside, that would be a big one.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 02, 2014, 05:24:10 pm
Heh, fair enough. I dunno how I'm gonna watch the next season.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on January 02, 2014, 05:39:40 pm
Well, when the time comes I'll probably just rent or buy the DVD seasons.  No worries. :)  When I do, be sure to tell me what scenes you're in. :D

Oh there will be screen caps in the Member Picture thread after Season 4 airs, don't you worry lol.  There's already two from S2&3 in there lol.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on January 02, 2014, 07:27:31 pm
I've mentioned in past threads, but I'm in the same boat as Katsuro. The most prominent thing I've done so far was Day One (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_One_(2012_film)) (though I still tend to call it Renee after its working title), but I've had larger parts in a variety of stuff. I did 16 or 17 days as background on Game On! (http://www.betafilm.com/en/news-beta-film/do/detail/id/275.html), which included some scenes directly interacting with the main actors; at least one episode included me as part of one of the gags, just minus any lines. Since the show is set in a static company, it made sense for them to bring back the "other employees" as often as possible for continuity's sake; I was there so much that I had my own labeled makeup bag and a character name.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ghoti on January 03, 2014, 01:54:59 am
*hyperventilating* SHERLOCK SHERLOCK SHERLOCK im so sorry bUT SHERLOCK
*screaming*
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on January 03, 2014, 06:15:25 am
I've mentioned in past threads, but I'm in the same boat as Katsuro. The most prominent thing I've done so far was Day One (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_One_(2012_film)) (though I still tend to call it Renee after its working title), but I've had larger parts in a variety of stuff. I did 16 or 17 days as background on Game On! (http://www.betafilm.com/en/news-beta-film/do/detail/id/275.html), which included some scenes directly interacting with the main actors; at least one episode included me as part of one of the gags, just minus any lines. Since the show is set in a static company, it made sense for them to bring back the "other employees" as often as possible for continuity's sake; I was there so much that I had my own labeled makeup bag and a character name.

That's pretty awesome.  I've only ever done GoT, I think because I have a very...ummm...specific look lol.  Also not a lot of major stuff is filmed in NI, although that might change thanks to some high profile stuff like GoT and Your Highness.  I did get offered the Dracular movie but I was in Australia at the time so couldn't do it :(.  I've done it GoT enough that most of the costume and hair&makeup people know my name but I haven't risen to the level of having my own sepcial set of stuff and a character name, and probably won't either as that doesn't really happen to our extras.

I've also not really had scenes interacting with the main actors, despite being in the same shot as them sometimes - unless ruining a shot by accidentally running into and tripping over Rose Leslie counts lol.  Also I did have a scene in Season 3 where I get shoved out of the way by Anton Lesser, but the shot cuts to a totally different angle before that happens so you don't see it in the epiosde.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 03, 2014, 08:39:06 am
I watched the first episode of An Idiot Abroad. It was actually a lot funnier than I was expecting it to be. Yeah, it's most likely fake and all, but it made me chuckle on occasion, so I'm happy.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on January 03, 2014, 10:44:26 am
I've mentioned in past threads, but I'm in the same boat as Katsuro. The most prominent thing I've done so far was Day One (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_One_(2012_film)) (though I still tend to call it Renee after its working title), but I've had larger parts in a variety of stuff. I did 16 or 17 days as background on Game On! (http://www.betafilm.com/en/news-beta-film/do/detail/id/275.html), which included some scenes directly interacting with the main actors; at least one episode included me as part of one of the gags, just minus any lines. Since the show is set in a static company, it made sense for them to bring back the "other employees" as often as possible for continuity's sake; I was there so much that I had my own labeled makeup bag and a character name.

That's pretty awesome.  I've only ever done GoT, I think because I have a very...ummm...specific look lol.  Also not a lot of major stuff is filmed in NI, although that might change thanks to some high profile stuff like GoT and Your Highness.  I did get offered the Dracular movie but I was in Australia at the time so couldn't do it :(.  I've done it GoT enough that most of the costume and hair&makeup people know my name but I haven't risen to the level of having my own sepcial set of stuff and a character name, and probably won't either as that doesn't really happen to our extras.

I've also not really had scenes interacting with the main actors, despite being in the same shot as them sometimes - unless ruining a shot by accidentally running into and tripping over Rose Leslie counts lol.  Also I did have a scene in Season 3 where I get shoved out of the way by Anton Lesser, but the shot cuts to a totally different angle before that happens so you don't see it in the epiosde.

Well, you guys also have a TON more extras than we did. Most episodes only had maybe a dozen of them at the most on top of the principals, usually less than that. Part of the reason is that while it takes place primarily in the game development company, there's also many scenes outside of it (the main character's apartment, the local park and amusement park, out at non-work businesses, etc.) that have few or no other employees around. The show is a lot more low-key than Game of Thrones, even if it does have more consistent extras than some of its competitors (like Wizards of Waverly Place, which has been our biggest rival during the airing of the first season).
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on January 03, 2014, 11:45:45 am
What I think all 2000+ of us really want to know is, how do you get a line lol?

Although a line might not be all it's cracked up to be - it might mean less work on the show afterwards as you're face is more likely to be recognised by viewers if they use as an extra for a different part later..  I've been several different people in the same season before - sometimes in the same episode and even the same scene - but it doesn't matter 'coz hardly anyone's going to notice you when you're just a blurred face in a crowd full of other beardy people.  In the Red Wedding all of the extras even in the same single shot four times at one point, but you can't tell because its four VERY distant shots stiched together so you can't make anyone out as everyone is so tiny.

I have had to sing in a crowd though, not sure if that counts when they dubbed over it lol,
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on January 03, 2014, 12:00:02 pm
If you have a distinctive scripted line, it means that they need to pay you more and give you higher credit. Enough lines and you'll be eligible for your guild card, which is the key to getting into the big stuff.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on January 03, 2014, 12:05:45 pm
If you have a distinctive scripted line, it means that they need to pay you more and give you higher credit. Enough lines and you'll be eligible for your guild card, which is the key to getting into the big stuff.

Well don't think I want to persue acting as a career, it's not really me.  Being an extra is more me, I get to appear in stuff but at the same time I'm still hidden and ignored lol.  The appeal of getting a line is morethe knowledge they have to pay you more (though with GoT it's probably an extra 15 or 20 quid, everything is lol).

Also, judging from the very limited amount of acting being an extra sometimes requires, without even having to speak, I think I kind of suck at acting.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on January 03, 2014, 12:12:39 pm
*hyperventilating* SHERLOCK SHERLOCK SHERLOCK im so sorry bUT SHERLOCK
*screaming*

You and half of tumblr. I decided to follow someone for their Ichabbie and Star Trek stuff. But the last week or so they've been posting heartbreaking Sharlock memes every five minutes or so.

Also, I refuse to watch GoT until I've read the books.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: largeham on January 03, 2014, 06:37:35 pm
Also, I refuse to watch GoT until I've read the books.

Unsurprisingly, the books are better (though the TV series isn't half bad).

Can't wait to get around to watching Community, and the new season of Archer should be coming out soon as well.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on January 03, 2014, 06:50:20 pm
So...how about that new Sherlock? not the most promising start to the season, but hey, two more episodes left right?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ghoti on January 03, 2014, 07:15:27 pm
JESUS TAKE THE FTAGIN WHEEL
it's tumblr thE EPISODE WHAT
AAAAAANDERSOOOON
KISSING? KISSING WHAT THE HEWL
AND PUNCHING OMG
*foams at mouth* I mean coME ON MOFFTISSON DID YOU JUST BROWSE TUMBLR AND CRAM AS MUCH STUFF INTO THE EPISODE AS PHYIClly possIBLE
COS THATS WHAT IT IS
*SCREAMINF*

Ahem. I am a little upset abOUT SHHHEEEERRELLLOOOCCCKKK
AAAAAAAAAAAAÀÁÂÄÆÃÅĀ
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on January 04, 2014, 03:40:39 am
Also, I refuse to watch GoT until I've read the books.

Unsurprisingly, the books are better (though the TV series isn't half bad).

Can't wait to get around to watching Community, and the new season of Archer should be coming out soon as well.

The books are always better than the film/TV adaptations of anything, for some reason.

Actually come to think of it the oringinal anything tends to be better than the adaptation.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 04, 2014, 03:43:16 am
I think that's up for debate, still.

There are quite a few things where I read the book first, then watched the movie, and I ended up enjoying the movie more.

And sometimes, it's the reverse.

The fact that they are two different mediums with different requirement for quality entertainment leads to a lot of misunderstandings between fans of either medium.

What works in a book doesn't always work in a movie, and what works in a movie doesn't always work in a book.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on January 04, 2014, 04:03:36 am
I think that's up for debate, still.

There are quite a few things where I read the book first, then watched the movie, and I ended up enjoying the movie more.


I do too sometimes, quite a lot actually lol, but me enjoying something more isn't the same as that thing being better though.  I enjoy a number of things that I know aren't very good at all but there's just something about them that appeals to something about me and lets me have fun with it.  And I don't mean"so bad it's good" either.  Also, I find sometimes I end up enjoying more whichever version I encountered first, even if I do have to agree with other people that the other version is maybe little bit better.  Not sure why that happens.

There are exeptions to the rule of course, quite a few I'm sure.  One that springs to mind are the Darren Brown films.  They're not exactly great but fuck me they beat having to try and read one of his horribly written books.  And one area films and movies are almost always better is when it comes to violence, like fights and battles; it's one thing to read about someone getting their head split open but it's quite another to actually see someone get their head split open.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on January 04, 2014, 04:12:13 am
What works in a book doesn't always work in a movie, and what works in a movie doesn't always work in a book.

That reminds me something I've never quite figured out.  Why do costumes in comic books and games (particualrly fighting games) seem fine but when the same costumes appear in films or shows do they suddenly look ridiculous?  Why can I suspend my disbelief for one but not the other?  Is it just because films are more "realistic" due to the nature of photography? The only time the costumes don't look stupid is when they costume designer on the show/film has done a damn good job making appropriate changes (the choice of materials and the saturation level of colours seem to be very important).  Even then, they often still seem a little bit daft.

And while I'm on the subject; why can I cope with stage musicals but with film musicals I'm like, "Nope!"  Musical films just seem so stupid to me, but I don't know why stage ones don't seem so bad.  It's not like ones animated and ones live action or something (a good example of mediums where what works in one, animation, often REALLY does not work in the other).  Both are photorealistic for want of a better way of putting it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 04, 2014, 04:19:45 am
Are we talking Disney musical, other types of musical, or just musical films period?

As far as the comic book costumes go... well, I think it's the difference in the medium.  One is artwork, the other is fashion.  Costume designs for superheroes in comic books needs to be something that works for a two dimensional page.

Not to mention that artists will design costumes to look good against the backgrounds of their pages.

On the other hand, films have a much more complex array of colors in the background, being real life, and when it comes to costumes, the simplicity of them (or sometimes the complexity of them) will make them stand out like a sore thumb.  I guess.

Also superheroes are tailored to the costume in comic books, but in movies, the costume has to be tailored to the actor.

Of course, I'm no expert, I'm just throwing out a bunch of guesses based off of potential reasoning.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on January 04, 2014, 04:30:17 am
Are we talking Disney musical, other types of musical, or just musical films period?

Sorry, should have been more specific.  I mean live action musicals, including Disney ones but NOT animated films.  Animated film musicals don't bother me, though imo they'd lose nothing by cutting the songs lol.

I just can't get into things like The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins.  Everyone on the planet insists they're awesome but I can't stand them.  They seem stupid to me.  And yet I've no issue with the Norse god of thunder showing up and punching aliens in the face with a magical hammer along side a giant green monster and a man in a flying mechanical suit, powered by what might as well be a perpetual energy device, which he uses to perform maneuvers that would kill a human in real life lol.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sleepy on January 04, 2014, 09:52:44 am
There are very few musicals that I enjoy, mostly because people constantly singing to get a message across is rather irritating.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 04, 2014, 11:24:47 am
Re: GoT- They changed a lot in the show but some of it is for good reason. There's a lot of boring shit in the books you have to wade through.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on January 04, 2014, 07:07:14 pm
Also, I refuse to watch GoT until I've read the books.

Unsurprisingly, the books are better (though the TV series isn't half bad).

Can't wait to get around to watching Community, and the new season of Archer should be coming out soon as well.

I loved the new Community episodes, but I end up muttering "What the fuck did I just waych" through a big grin at the end of the second episode.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on January 18, 2014, 11:58:50 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY_FwIpcNLE
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on January 19, 2014, 12:10:26 am
Am I the only one watching American Horror Story?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chad sexington on January 19, 2014, 03:06:00 am
I've got both series, but I haven't got round to watching them :(
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on January 19, 2014, 05:53:45 pm
I only saw the first episode of 2 and 3. Now, I tend to make fun of whatever I'm watching; Rifftrax, MST3K, Retsupurae, Unskippable....I'm a big fan of all of those. I don't loudly mock films in the theater, but in private when I'm with friends it's just nonstop riffing from all of us. Kelly and I love doing it to Star Trek.

American Horror Story: The Coven was just too easy to make fun of.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on January 19, 2014, 08:24:36 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY_FwIpcNLE

I was worried, after the asscrack bandit episode, that the show was going to go flat. This Chang'd my mind.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: gyeonghwa on January 19, 2014, 08:39:27 pm
Fuck I want to get cable if only to watch Looking on HBO.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on January 19, 2014, 09:43:16 pm
American Horror Story: The Coven was just too easy to make fun of.

I'm a wee bit perplexed as to how this has managed to be its highest rated season. It's had a few enjoyable moments (mostly watching Jessica Lange and Angela Bassett be evil together these past couple episodes, plus Kathy Bates hamming it up in all the right ways), but it's mostly managed to combine the major flaws of the first two seasons (excessive narm/iffy acting in season 1 & a lack of cohesion in season 2) without hitting on the stronger points. Shame, 'cause I was excited when I first saw the list of actors appearing in this season.

I swear, if season 4 is about vampires or werewolves, I'm giving up on this show.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 20, 2014, 12:22:51 am
Apparently the various pagan communities are divided on it, too.  Half are loving it, half are crying about how it's portraying witches and voodoo in a bad light.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on January 20, 2014, 03:09:17 am
Witchcraft is being portrayed more as a tool than anything else (it's been used for good and evil, depending on the witch), but voodoo has been given the same treatment it usual receives in Hollywood (i.e., dark, "tribal" ceremonies, selling souls, animal sacrifices, etc.)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 20, 2014, 03:34:00 am
Which annoys me, but not so much that I can't deal with it.

Then again I haven't cared about American Horror Story at all.  My mother does, and is actually enjoying Coven, but even she admits it has problems.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on January 20, 2014, 06:52:49 am
Omfg new season of the following. I wanna hump mike

Unf
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 27, 2014, 08:39:49 am
On a whim, I watched an episode from the most recent season of The Simpsons. Yeah, it was about as utterly godawful as you'd expect.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ghoti on January 27, 2014, 03:37:22 pm
I haven't watched The Simpsons since before Flanders got, well, Flanderized. On a scale of Citizen Kane to The Brown Bunny, how bad was it?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on January 27, 2014, 07:40:20 pm
I haven't watched The Simpsons since before Flanders got, well, Flanderized. On a scale of Citizen Kane to The Brown Bunny, how bad was it?
I'd have used Manos: The Hands of Fate.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on January 27, 2014, 07:57:59 pm
Is anyone else watching "Helix"? It's not bad at all for a Syfy original.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on January 27, 2014, 08:25:41 pm
I saw a little bit of helix.

There was one part where they were doing a montage of sciency stuff, and im like FINALLY PROPER PROCEDURES IN A SCIENCE SHOW

And then the virus grew into this weird black mass in 5 seconds and that disappointed me.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on January 27, 2014, 08:44:43 pm
It's supposed to have evolved into something else and has a sort of sentience. The scientific procedure for the rest of the stuff on the show is pretty spot on, though.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 27, 2014, 09:15:53 pm
I haven't watched The Simpsons since before Flanders got, well, Flanderized. On a scale of Citizen Kane to The Brown Bunny, how bad was it?
Well, the title of the episode was "YOLO". I feel that's all that needs to be said.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on January 28, 2014, 02:17:44 am
Everybody here should watch Sean Saves The World

Its one of those sitcoms determined to make every line funny. But fails on every level
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Barbarella on January 28, 2014, 09:57:57 am
If I wanted to check out a certain show, I'd basically wait til the DVDs come out and pretend the last decent season was the last season.

I'm not into Family Guy and have no interest in watching it at all BUT, if I did want to watch it, I'd watch the stuff before it was cancelled the first time, when the characters were more sympathetic; The dumb but somewhat lovable dad, long-suffering wife, the evil mastermind baby, the voice-of-reason dog, the two teens.

There were only three REAL seasons of Spongebob Squarepants. The Spongebob movie was the finale. Anything after is not fully canonical. The creators even said so.

Likewise, with classic TV shows, for me All In The Family REALLY ended when Gloria & Mike moved away. The last season of Welcome Back Kotter never happened. M*A*S*H was best as a comedy.

I'm not into these movies but, to me, there were only 2 Alien films, one Planet of the Apes (Earth was never destroyed, Zira & Cornelius never went back in time & died, Zira & Cornelius birthing the whole ape planet thing makes my head explode & I'd like to think that Taylor & Nova became a new 'Adam & Eve', birthed kids, started humanity over with & vowed to do it right this time. The whole POTA saga is one big pessimistic bummer, IMHO), Halloween ended with Laurie killing Michel Myers once and for all in Halloween 2.0, etc.

There were also three Star Wars films (Ep. 4-6) & only two Poltergeist films.

And Metroid Other M never happened, no matter what that Sakamoto guy says! Samus is a strong, feminist badass heroine who's independent, not a needy bimbo in a cool supersuit who needs the "authorization" from some controlling jerk commander guy for everything & who questions nothing! The Samus/Adam relationship is like an emotionally controlling, manipulative domestic relationship.

Lets just say, I take "Canon/Fanon Discontinuity" very seriously. This is why I like the idea of fanfics, you can rewrite the story to your liking.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on January 28, 2014, 11:17:12 am
My entire experience with Other M is watching slowbeef and Diabetus comment over all of the cutscenes. It's enough to make me utterly disinterested in the game; I'm no Metroid fan (I'll be the first to admit that most classic games do nothing for me), but that shit was just awful.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Alehksunos on January 28, 2014, 03:42:04 pm
I know, this is off topic, but is there a single person who even likes Other M? Who isn't Tom Preston (you know, that lousy comic artist whose attitude is equally rotten)?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on January 28, 2014, 04:45:52 pm
I know, this is off topic, but is there a single person who even likes Other M? Who isn't Tom Preston (you know, that lousy comic artist whose attitude is equally rotten)?

[rant]
I highly doubt that there is anyone who thinks it is anything higher than a 6/10.

The gameplay didn't annoy me that much, despite being incredibly linear (even more so than Fusion, but that game got away with it because it was actually a really good game) but holy fuck did the writing infuriate me, it's a impressive feat that they managed to ruin a character that wasn't actually given much characterization over the past games in the series. Lets take the scene when you meet Ridley for the first time in the game. Samus immediatly has an emotional meltdown and starts freaking out. despite the fact that at this point she's killed Ridley several times already. If I killed somebody more than once and they kept coming back to life, at that point I would probably think it par for the course. Or, how about being forced to run through a boiling hot magma cavern, without the Varia Suit, because "Adam" didn't authorize it or Samus is now so submissive she doesn't bother to do it herself anyway? Oh, and the "Bottle Ship" has a distress signal called a "Baby's Cry"? and Samus keeps on referring to "The baby"? I bet the writer felt so clever, trying to imply that Samus had maternal feelings for that one Metroid.

Oh well, at least I still have my copy of Metroid Prime Collection for Wii.....

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Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Barbarella on January 29, 2014, 01:08:02 am
I just want to know, what was Sakamoto trying to accomplish? Was he basically saying "I'm a sexist & I want to troll those who looked up to Samus in a feminist way"? Doesn't he get that part of the appeal of Samus was that she was so strong & groundbreaking? How can a guy be so stupid? Even if he is a sexist guy, he should KNOW that the main reasons that Samus was so beloved as a character was that she was a female who wasn't the usual "distressed damsel/love interest/supporting character" and was the main, strong "action hero" protagonist. Even the game series itself is inspired by the Alien series.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 29, 2014, 01:17:52 am
I just want to know, what was Sakamoto trying to accomplish? Was he basically saying "I'm a sexist & I want to troll those who looked up to Samus in a feminist way"? Doesn't he get that part of the appeal of Samus was that she was so strong & groundbreaking? How can a guy be so stupid? Even if he is a sexist guy, he should KNOW that the main reasons that Samus was so beloved as a character was that she was a female who wasn't the usual "distressed damsel/love interest/supporting character" and was the main, strong "action hero" protagonist. Even the game series itself is inspired by the Alien series.
Hanlon's razor, my friend. I can't imagine any of the Team Ninja writers had any sort of anti-feminist agenda. Most likely, they were just bad writers. It seems like they were trying to give her flaws to make her seem a bit more complex a character than just a generic action hero with tits, they just did an absolutely terrible job on it. Not that this somehow justifies Metroid: Other M. It's still godawful. Just that it's the result of inept writing rather than any sort of intentional bigotry.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on January 29, 2014, 01:33:54 am
I think Art is right. As games are becoming more valued as an art form and stories are getting more and more complex, it's becoming more common to create complex, flawed characters. Unless you're making a game that's designed purely as fun or too simple to have a story, gamers have come to expect something more than "Defeat the aliens, save the galaxy."

The problem is that the writers did a shit job. They tried to give her flaws to make her a more human character, but the flaws were made too large and contradicted her established characterization and history.

It was sort of like a backwards version of the Tomb Raider reboot: Lara Croft was given vulnerabilities and character development to try and show how she became a badass explorer and gunfighter, but she went from zero to hero almost instantaneously and got extremely little discussion regarding the psychological part of killing beyond a token crying scene and "It felt too easy and I'm disturbed" throwaway line, and all of her characterization was restricted to cutscenes while gameplay was typical third-person combat where you slaughter three dozen men in a few minutes without blinking. In Other M, they take a badass explorer and warrior and turn her cutscene persona into a whiny, ineffectual bag of emotions who's barely capable of doing her job.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Barbarella on January 29, 2014, 01:44:14 am
I just want to know, what was Sakamoto trying to accomplish? Was he basically saying "I'm a sexist & I want to troll those who looked up to Samus in a feminist way"? Doesn't he get that part of the appeal of Samus was that she was so strong & groundbreaking? How can a guy be so stupid? Even if he is a sexist guy, he should KNOW that the main reasons that Samus was so beloved as a character was that she was a female who wasn't the usual "distressed damsel/love interest/supporting character" and was the main, strong "action hero" protagonist. Even the game series itself is inspired by the Alien series.
Hanlon's razor, my friend. I can't imagine any of the Team Ninja writers had any sort of anti-feminist agenda. Most likely, they were just bad writers. It seems like they were trying to give her flaws to make her seem a bit more complex a character than just a generic action hero with tits, they just did an absolutely terrible job on it. Not that this somehow justifies Metroid: Other M. It's still godawful. Just that it's the result of inept writing rather than any sort of intentional bigotry.

Man! I hope so. The thing is, I don't mind the idea of making Samus a human being with feelings, hopes, fears, pathos, shellshock or whatever but it was done all wrong. Also, her relationship with Adam screams "co-dependant, controlling relationship". She goes on about hoe great Adam is but he comes across as a jerk. Sure, he's a military superior guy and order-following is normal but the level of non-questioning obedience is disturbing. Sure, perhaps Sakamoto & Co. are Japanese where not-questioning authority is the ideal but DAMN!

It's not a matter of making her a sensitive human being, it's a matter of making her a submissive milquetoast.

It's not that she's shocked that Ridley came back, it's that she totally turned to jello.

The thing is, would these developers do the exact same stuff to male action characters in the exact same fashion?

I've read the interviews with Sakamoto. He sounds like a smug jerkass who thinks he alone created the series & that he hasn't the foggiest why folks hate Other M, and he says it in a way that indicates that he does know but just likes to mess with fans heads.

If Sakamoto & Ninja Games wanted to make a game to appeal to Japanese social & gender mores, he should've just made Other M for exclusively the Japanese market while the West can have their "Independent Heroine" version of Samus. Two Samuses! East & West! Let folks choose.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 29, 2014, 01:48:58 am
I remember reading that Metroid: Other M was far more successful in Japan than the Prime games because of Samus's characterization.

If what I read was correct (and assuming I'm remembering it right), Other M wasn't made for us, it was made for Japan because Metroid was doing VERY poorly there.

Incidentally, I like the concept and I hate how some of the people hate Other M.  It's okay to have a protagonist who is emotional, suffers from trauma, and isn't some stoic bastard who is forbidden from having anything other than a permanent scowl on their face.  Hell, it's even okay to give them something to cry about, even if it's something as "petty" as the loss of a pet (which is in no way petty at all.)

Unfortunately, Other M just kinda went too far and "chickified" Samus.  Honestly, I don't even mind that she developed a maternal instinct for the baby Metroid but... yeah, people have a point in that they reduced Samus to those aspects of her.  I can even narrow it down to three aspects.

1. Her father complex with Adam
2. Her maternal conflict
3. Her PTSD

She only started becoming the individual bounty hunter that she was about most of the way through the game, when Adam disappeared from mission control.  And that didn't last long.

That being said, I'm geting really annoyed at the haters who demand that Samus be some sociopathic stone wall that would sooner shoot you in the face than speak with you.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Barbarella on January 29, 2014, 01:54:42 am
I think Art is right. As games are becoming more valued as an art form and stories are getting more and more complex, it's becoming more common to create complex, flawed characters. Unless you're making a game that's designed purely as fun or too simple to have a story, gamers have come to expect something more than "Defeat the aliens, save the galaxy."

The problem is that the writers did a shit job. They tried to give her flaws to make her a more human character, but the flaws were made too large and contradicted her established characterization and history.

It was sort of like a backwards version of the Tomb Raider reboot: Lara Croft was given vulnerabilities and character development to try and show how she became a badass explorer and gunfighter, but she went from zero to hero almost instantaneously and got extremely little discussion regarding the psychological part of killing beyond a token crying scene and "It felt too easy and I'm disturbed" throwaway line, and all of her characterization was restricted to cutscenes while gameplay was typical third-person combat where you slaughter three dozen men in a few minutes without blinking. In Other M, they take a badass explorer and warrior and turn her cutscene persona into a whiny, ineffectual bag of emotions who's barely capable of doing her job.

And on top of that, (I might be wrong & I only know about the game from reviews & such) Adam ultimately killed the monster in a suicide attack! *GAH!* The main hero protagonist isn't even the one to do the hero stuff! Why not just make it The Adventures Of Adam Malkovich (guest staring Jello-Samus Aran the MRA-friendly fantasy girl).


I remember reading that Metroid: Other M was far more successful in Japan than the Prime games because of Samus's characterization.

If what I read was correct (and assuming I'm remembering it right), Other M wasn't made for us, it was made for Japan because Metroid was doing VERY poorly there.

Incidentally, I like the concept and I hate how some of the people hate Other M.  It's okay to have a protagonist who is emotional, suffers from trauma, and isn't some stoic bastard who is forbidden from having anything other than a permanent scowl on their face.  Hell, it's even okay to give them something to cry about, even if it's something as "petty" as the loss of a pet (which is in no way petty at all.)

Unfortunately, Other M just kinda went too far and "chickified" Samus.  Honestly, I don't even mind that she developed a maternal instinct for the baby Metroid but... yeah, people have a point in that they reduced Samus to those aspects of her.  I can even narrow it down to three aspects.

1. Her father complex with Adam
2. Her maternal conflict
3. Her PTSD

She only started becoming the individual bounty hunter that she was about most of the way through the game, when Adam disappeared from mission control.  And that didn't last long.

That being said, I'm geting really annoyed at the haters who demand that Samus be some sociopathic stone wall that would sooner shoot you in the face than speak with you.

I'm with you. I don't want her to be a sociopath. She should have emotions & foibles. I prefer a person be someone whose a sensitive soul with feelings. I hate sociopathy as much as anybody.

And like you, I feel they took it too far and chicktified her.

My solution, two Samuses, two Metroid continuities.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on January 29, 2014, 01:58:24 am
Or you could go the other way and make Samus a stone-faced sociopath, but realistically consider the faults of that kind of person as part of the storyline.

The best way to do it would have been to do exactly what they intended to do: humanize Samus and give her character flaws, but don't let them impact her existing characterization of a badass bounty hunter willing to do whatever it takes. It's perfectly okay for her to have maternal instinct regarding the Metroid, or a paternalistic relationship with Adam. And maybe she stumbles sometimes because of it. But the writers just made her an unstable bag of tears and unsolved issues.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Barbarella on January 29, 2014, 02:02:00 am
Or you could go the other way and make Samus a stone-faced sociopath, but realistically consider the faults of that kind of person as part of the storyline.

The best way to do it would have been to do exactly what they intended to do: humanize Samus and give her character flaws, but don't let them impact her existing characterization of a badass bounty hunter willing to do whatever it takes. It's perfectly okay for her to have maternal instinct regarding the Metroid, or a paternalistic relationship with Adam. And maybe she stumbles sometimes because of it. But the writers just made her an unstable bag of tears and unsolved issues.

Yep.

Should we continue this in the Video Game thread?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on January 29, 2014, 02:04:19 am
Probably.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on January 29, 2014, 04:23:56 am
Woot woot. New season of My Kitchen Rules!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on January 29, 2014, 08:32:16 am
Well, the good news about Other M is that it was almost universally recognized as a sexist piece of shit.  I doubt the next Metroid game will be anything like it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Barbarella on January 29, 2014, 11:48:17 am
Well, the good news about Other M is that it was almost universally recognized as a sexist piece of shit.  I doubt the next Metroid game will be anything like it.

Indeed! Now, back to TELEVISION....
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 29, 2014, 01:41:41 pm
Woot woot. New season of My Kitchen Rules!

Got a link to that? As a cook, I'm interested...
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on January 29, 2014, 04:58:27 pm
Woot woot. New season of My Kitchen Rules!

Got a link to that? As a cook, I'm interested...

http://au.tv.yahoo.com/my-kitchen-rules/episodes/21087830/my-kitchen-rules-mon-27-jan-series-5-episode-1-pt-2/

Maybe this will work, if not you can just torrent it
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on January 29, 2014, 05:11:13 pm
Well, the article shows up, but the video won't.  Ah well, time to go hunting.  Thanks, Hof!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on January 30, 2014, 12:56:50 am
Yessss home and away is back.

Also, has anybody seen that new show true detective with McConaughey and Harrelson. Im trying to like it but everybody is mumbling and grumbling and being so slooooow
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on January 30, 2014, 08:16:29 am
Got the latest season of Beavis and Butt-Head (2011, I think).  From the summaries I've read, this is gonna be sweet.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on February 01, 2014, 11:56:14 pm
Scrounging for good animes. Mainly horror, but my boyfriend suggested a couple of others.

Higurashi- dont like it, too confusing and cutesy
Another- seems good. Watching ep 4 now
Ergo proxy - very weird, the first ep seems like it starts in the middle of a season.
Darker than black - havnt watched it yet, but from what ive read it looks cool.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 02, 2014, 12:29:42 am
Can I just point out how much the American Horror Story season finale sucked? Literally the only parts that got any kind of reaction out of me, aside from disappointment, were
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Everything else was awful, the twists were all predictable, and the attempts to recreate dynamics from earlier seasons were just plain bad. Definitely the weakest season yet.

Still not as bad as the Dexter finale, but I doubt anything will ever top that.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ghoti on February 02, 2014, 12:32:15 am
I watched the first four seasons of Dexter before permanently losing interest. What happened in the season finale that was so bad? 
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: I am lizard on February 02, 2014, 12:36:51 am
Has anyone seen "Rick and Morty" ?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 02, 2014, 01:07:27 am
I watched the first four seasons of Dexter before permanently losing interest. What happened in the season finale that was so bad?

It started to go downhill after season 4 (which, incidentally, was when the original head writer left and a new one took over), so you definitely chose the right time to stop watching.

It's a little difficult to explain everything that happened in the finale & the extent of the ludicrousness without recapping everything from season five onwards, especially the last two seasons, but the gist is:

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Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on February 02, 2014, 01:12:26 am
The only reason I watched it was because I loved the first couple of seasons, and I wanted to see it through to the end. There was also a decent amount of trainwreck syndrome involved
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 02, 2014, 01:16:42 am
I enjoyed the trainwreck early in the season, but towards the end I only stuck with it because I'd invested time in 7 and a half seasons and didn't want to give up on it so close to the end.

Fortunately, I started watching Breaking bad right after Dexter ended, which was like diving into a cool mountain spring after months in the desert.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on February 02, 2014, 01:45:21 am
Can I just point out how much the American Horror Story season finale sucked? Literally the only parts that got any kind of reaction out of me, aside from disappointment, were
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Everything else was awful, the twists were all predictable, and the attempts to recreate dynamics from earlier seasons were just plain bad. Definitely the weakest season yet.

Still not as bad as the Dexter finale, but I doubt anything will ever top that.

I couldn't be arsed to watch it, so I just read the synopses of all the episodes after the finale aired.

Assuming my reading has been accurate, I found the show to have a kudzufied plot with way too much going on at any one time, characters who gradually become more assholish as time goes on, a rather lax sense of death and resurrection, an inability to predict which way anything is going to go, and a tendency to be just plain mean to the characters.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 02, 2014, 01:49:48 am
Add in a lack of any real climax, and that's pretty much accurate.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ghoti on February 02, 2014, 10:43:43 am
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Oh, god. I want to believe you're taking the piss but... from what I've gleaned from unmarked spoilers I can tell you're not. Jesus.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on February 02, 2014, 02:02:24 pm
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Oh, god. I want to believe you're taking the piss but... from what I've gleaned from unmarked spoilers I can tell you're not. Jesus.

She's not. She's really not.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 02, 2014, 06:32:27 pm
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Oh, god. I want to believe you're taking the piss but... from what I've gleaned from unmarked spoilers I can tell you're not. Jesus.

I wish I were. It gets worse when you hear about the overall plot of the final season, too.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on February 02, 2014, 07:08:34 pm
I've never actually watched an episode of Dexter. how many of the seasons are actually good? Been hearing a lot of shit about it lately.

Also, I think it's about time for my annual re-watch of Babylon 5, that show was hype as fuck. Battlestar Galactica almost came close to matching the consistent quality of the show, but the wheels on BSG fell off by season 3.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ghoti on February 02, 2014, 07:51:12 pm
I can't vouch for seasons 5-7 but the first two seasons of Dexter were pretty good. There's a noticeable drop off in quality right round the middle of season three but nothing I've seen is unwatchably bad. Personally, I really liked the Ice Truck Killer arc and the "aw crap I'm supposed to be emoting what do" aspect of Dexter's character from season 1. Also, Deb is the Boss Ass Bitch of the universe, hands down, bar none, forget everyone and everything else. Deb fuckin' rocks. At least until What's-His-Nuts-FBI-Guy shows up, but at least that particular subplot affects the main story more than ONE. GODDAMN. TIME.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Alehksunos on February 03, 2014, 11:13:54 pm
Hi, I'm Alehksunos and I'm one of the few people on the forum who actually buys a few episodes of television series (notably those not up on Netflix).

The last time I ever torrented episodes of a television series (Beavis and Butthead, the 2011 episodes) I nearly destroyed my previous computer. And not only that, two dollars for a single episode (or a bundle worth $15) isn't that bad a deal, plus I'm not doing something illegal.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 04, 2014, 12:43:26 am
Good for you.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 04, 2014, 12:51:40 am
I can't vouch for seasons 5-7 but the first two seasons of Dexter were pretty good. There's a noticeable drop off in quality right round the middle of season three but nothing I've seen is unwatchably bad. Personally, I really liked the Ice Truck Killer arc and the "aw crap I'm supposed to be emoting what do" aspect of Dexter's character from season 1. Also, Deb is the Boss Ass Bitch of the universe, hands down, bar none, forget everyone and everything else. Deb fuckin' rocks. At least until What's-His-Nuts-FBI-Guy shows up, but at least that particular subplot affects the main story more than ONE. GODDAMN. TIME.

I actually didn't like Deb in the first few seasons, but she was easily the only likable character (due to character development and everything else just plain sucking) by the end of the series.

Despite dips in quality in season 3, 1-4 were still pretty good overall. 2 and 4 were my personal favourites. It wasn't until season 5 that things really started going downhill.

Hi, I'm Alehksunos and I'm one of the few people on the forum who actually buys a few episodes of television series (notably those not up on Netflix).

The last time I ever torrented episodes of a television series (Beavis and Butthead, the 2011 episodes) I nearly destroyed my previous computer. And not only that, two dollars for a single episode (or a bundle worth $15) isn't that bad a deal, plus I'm not doing something illegal.

Congratulations? Do you have anything to back your claim that most of us are torrenting TV shows or...?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on February 04, 2014, 01:02:26 am
I torrent everything. Because screw you.

Also I only liked Deb when she wasnt swearing. The shtick got old
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 04, 2014, 01:29:45 am
I torrent everything. Because screw you.
Streaming is where it's at. As long as you'd got Noscript and AdBlock to keep the bullshit at bay, it's much faster and safer than torrenting. Not to mention, there's none of that "99% complete and 0 seeds" bullshit.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 04, 2014, 08:31:48 am
The worst was when Deb decided she was in love with Dexter for a season or so. I know they're not biologically related, but still.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sigmaleph on February 04, 2014, 03:44:09 pm
I torrent everything. Because screw you.
Streaming is where it's at. As long as you'd got Noscript and AdBlock to keep the bullshit at bay, it's much faster and safer than torrenting. Not to mention, there's none of that "99% complete and 0 seeds" bullshit.

Huh. I've literally never gotten anything nasty from a torrent. Streaming, however, tends to be slow and annoying, mostly because of a shitty internet connection.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sleepy on February 04, 2014, 05:21:45 pm
Same here. The only thing I've ever gotten from a torrent other than what I intended was a silly ad, and that was easy to delete.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on February 04, 2014, 06:37:40 pm
Plus I dont want to deal with the nightmare of buffering. :P
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 04, 2014, 06:42:54 pm
Getting fake/mislabeled files was mostly an issue back in the Napster/Kazaa/Limewire days, when there wasn't a comment section or (at least early on) a ratings system to let people know if they should download a file. Torrents -- especially modern torrents -- are a lot more reliable. Plus, with improvements in download speed, getting a fake file (unless it's a particularly nasty virus -- and that's easy to avoid if you're not a total jackass with computers) isn't really a blow, whereas the 20 minute downloads for MP3s on Napster made it a lot more frustrating.

(For the record, it's been quite a while since I've illegally downloaded something. Online music/movie/game stores, TV networks making shows watchable online, record companies uploading music onto YouTube and services like LastFM have pretty much erased the need.)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 04, 2014, 07:17:08 pm
The worst was when Deb decided she was in love with Dexter for a season or so. I know they're not biologically related, but still.
Wasn't Harry Dexter's biological father? As I recall, it was why he adopted Dexter and not Brian in the first place.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 04, 2014, 07:34:41 pm
The worst was when Deb decided she was in love with Dexter for a season or so. I know they're not biologically related, but still.
Wasn't Harry Dexter's biological father? As I recall, it was why he adopted Dexter and not Brian in the first place.

Harry was bonking Dexter's mom (and a bunch of other female witnesses), but that didn't start up until after Dex had been born. Remember that episode where Dexter found out he'd inherited a house from a man claiming to be his father, and he, Deb and Brian (under his "Rudy" persona) traveled out there to clean the place up to be sold? Dexter took some DNA from the body and got Masuka to run a comparison, the results of which were a match. And of course, Deb threw a fit when she found out that Dexter had ordered the DNA test in the first place because "I'm your family!" It also turned out that Brian had murdered the father, which Dexter deduced by (IIRC) smiley shaped bruises on the man's body.

The reason Harry opted not to adopt Brian was because he deemed him too "broken" to be helped, whereas Dexter, being younger, still "had a chance to turn out normal", or some such Harry bullshit.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 04, 2014, 07:44:25 pm
Ah, fair enough. I can never remember what happened in the first few seasons.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: wrightway on February 08, 2014, 03:04:42 pm
Walking Dead comes back tomorrow. I can feel my inner fangirl squealing.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Alehksunos on February 09, 2014, 12:18:09 am
(Carried from the Thread Killer thread, where this wasn't posted.)

And did they redesign Sonic characters again?

Funny, because this just brought me to post this:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/bbd3c527f5e5995b3b39405ac1f0763f/tumblr_n0l9688Yw51qinqemo1_1280.jpg)

Just to let you guys know, this is legit. The excessive bandages weird me out the same way as Kingdom Hearts' pocket and zipper fetish. And also, Sonic's blue arms. A common error in incompetent fan-artists and the designers brought this into the his designs. This is a huge pet peeve of most other, more competent fan-artists in the fandom.

I'm probably not going to bother with this Sonic Boom show because I fear it will be mediocre like Sonic X, but the upside it that it looks prettier than most CG cartoons on television (a majority which are ugly as sin due to their budget).

They're also going to make a game based on the cartoon. This weirds me out so much as I've been hearing the series was recovering in quality.

In short, I have mixed feelings about this show, and the game accompanying it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 09, 2014, 12:46:11 am
I absolutely love the new character designs.

I don't really give a shit about Sonic's blue arms.  It actually looks better than the tan arms, in my opinion.

The internet throwing a shitfit over the character designs, however, is immensely annoying.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on February 09, 2014, 05:09:11 am
I have to say I strongly dislike the new designs like most people do.  But the actual number of fucks I give is pretty low.  I'm not a huge Sonic fan, I haven't even played a Sonic game since the Dreamcast days, so I'm not foaming at the mouth.  Maybe if I was a Sonic fan I'd be more upset I dunno.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 09, 2014, 08:11:59 am
Seeing the gameplay in action (and having grown up with the series from the original on the Genesis, so I can attest that yes, I am one hardcore Sonic-loving motherfucker), the design that worried me the most, Knuckles', actually rather worked.  It grew on me as a stylistic choice, and I for one am looking forward to it.

... I'm really liking Tails' look, and Amy of all characters is a close second.  They both look MATURE for a change.  Very nice to see.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Star Cluster on February 13, 2014, 11:01:50 am
So...just finished watching Dexter on Netflix.  And I have to agree, the last couple of seasons, especially the series finale, were rather disappointing.   Early in the series, Dexter's ability to cover evidence and steer attention from himself was somewhat believable.  The last couple of seasons, however, this was completely thrown out the window.  Any competent police department could have easily seen it was him.  And the plot holes.  Epic plot holes.

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It was a really good series, which I enjoyed immensely.  It's too bad it couldn't have stayed on a level equal to Breaking Bad.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on February 13, 2014, 11:35:19 am
So...just finished watching Dexter on Netflix.  And I have to agree, the last couple of seasons, especially the series finale, were rather disappointing.   Early in the series, Dexter's ability to cover evidence and steer attention from himself was somewhat believable.  The last couple of seasons, however, this was completely thrown out the window.  Any competent police department could have easily seen it was him.  And the plot holes.  Epic plot holes.

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It was a really good series, which I enjoyed immensely.  It's too bad it couldn't have stayed on a level equal to Breaking Bad.

There was soooooo much wrong with that final episode, and the last season in general, I don;t know where to begin.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on February 15, 2014, 05:58:10 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwBXPsetOHM

Make sure to watch all 3 episodes of this, the dub is so over the top it's hilarious, and the actual anime ain't too bad either.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on February 24, 2014, 07:28:15 am
Saw the pilot of Those Who Kill

My gods that was abysmal
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on February 24, 2014, 12:54:49 pm
Been re-watching ST:TNG on Netflix (they only have up to season 5 so far sadly) as it's been a long, long time since I last saw any TNG.

I have a question for those who remember all the seaons.  Does Troi get raped in EVERY season?  Because so far she seems to have suffered some kind of rape at least once in each season, whether it be a memory-telepathe using his ablities to implant the memory of a rape that never happened or a non coporial entity impregnating her as she sleeps so it can father itself as a human child.  It's pretty fucking disturbing, I think some of the TNG writers might have some serious issues.

I know the Alien franchise, which I love, is basically about rape but in those films everyone gets raped; men, women and even dogs.  They don't have one lone female character who repeatedly gets raped over and over with each new movie to the point where it starts to look like that might be the main reason why that indivdual character exists.

Plus, in Alien the whole rape analogy thing is intentionally disturbing and horrific.  Some of Troi's episodes however have almost the complete opposite tone.  Especially the one I mentioned with the non-coporial alien using her to father itself into a human child.

WTF, TNG?  I thought you were cool   :(
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on February 24, 2014, 09:20:42 pm
God...damn that's a good episode of Gaim.

Ironbite-also ToQger is all kinds of adorable.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Alehksunos on February 24, 2014, 09:40:12 pm
Been re-watching ST:TNG on Netflix (they only have up to season 5 so far sadly) as it's been a long, long time since I last saw any TNG.

I have a question for those who remember all the seaons.  Does Troi get raped in EVERY season?  Because so far she seems to have suffered some kind of rape at least once in each season, whether it be a memory-telepathe using his ablities to implant the memory of a rape that never happened or a non coporial entity impregnating her as she sleeps so it can father itself as a human child.  It's pretty fucking disturbing, I think some of the TNG writers might have some serious issues.

I know the Alien franchise, which I love, is basically about rape but in those films everyone gets raped; men, women and even dogs.  They don't have one lone female character who repeatedly gets raped over and over with each new movie to the point where it starts to look like that might be the main reason why that indivdual character exists.

Plus, in Alien the whole rape analogy thing is intentionally disturbing and horrific.  Some of Troi's episodes however have almost the complete opposite tone.  Especially the one I mentioned with the non-coporial alien using her to father itself into a human child.

WTF, TNG?  I thought you were cool   :(

Blame the fact that the first two seasons were penned by a misogynist fuckwad by the name Marice Hurley, who left after Season 2. But yeah, the whole thing with Troi getting fucked literally so often is not cool.

Then there was this episode known as "The Child", where she got impregnated by some energy being, implanting itself in utero. And how Troi was offered to get an abortion as baby Edward Cullen is developing at an rapid rate. She chooses to give birth to it. I think that says a lot about Marice Hurley and his views on women. That was why Gates Macfadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) left the show for only that season and Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar) left indefinitely, having her character killed before the end of Season 1.

It is a mystery to me how a show as great as TNG survived through such awful introductory seasons...
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 24, 2014, 11:47:54 pm
also ToQger is all kinds of adorable.

Beep!

All the swapping... all the silly... all the adorkableness...


... so when are we getting a Kyoruger/ToQger crossover? because Right and Daigo would be amazing.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on February 25, 2014, 12:17:11 am
Bout episode 15 or so of ToQger probably?

Ironbite-just glad they's not gonna be another Super Hero Taizen that doesn't actually feature any of the current Sentai or Kamen Riders.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 25, 2014, 12:37:22 am
Been re-watching ST:TNG on Netflix (they only have up to season 5 so far sadly) as it's been a long, long time since I last saw any TNG.

I have a question for those who remember all the seaons.  Does Troi get raped in EVERY season?  Because so far she seems to have suffered some kind of rape at least once in each season, whether it be a memory-telepathe using his ablities to implant the memory of a rape that never happened or a non coporial entity impregnating her as she sleeps so it can father itself as a human child.  It's pretty fucking disturbing, I think some of the TNG writers might have some serious issues.

I know the Alien franchise, which I love, is basically about rape but in those films everyone gets raped; men, women and even dogs.  They don't have one lone female character who repeatedly gets raped over and over with each new movie to the point where it starts to look like that might be the main reason why that indivdual character exists.

Plus, in Alien the whole rape analogy thing is intentionally disturbing and horrific.  Some of Troi's episodes however have almost the complete opposite tone.  Especially the one I mentioned with the non-coporial alien using her to father itself into a human child.

WTF, TNG?  I thought you were cool   :(

Blame the fact that the first two seasons were penned by a misogynist fuckwad by the name Marice Hurley, who left after Season 2. But yeah, the whole thing with Troi getting fucked literally so often is not cool.

Then there was this episode known as "The Child", where she got impregnated by some energy being, implanting itself in utero. And how Troi was offered to get an abortion as baby Edward Cullen is developing at an rapid rate. She chooses to give birth to it. I think that says a lot about Marice Hurley and his views on women. That was why Gates Macfadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) left the show for only that season and Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar) left indefinitely, having her character killed before the end of Season 1.

It is a mystery to me how a show as great as TNG survived through such awful introductory seasons...

Yeah, the first couple seasons were full of crap like that. On top of the bad writing and characterization, there's a fair bit of sexism & even some stuff approaching racism (I forget the name of the episode, but that one with the planet populated by awful tribal stereotypes of black people is notorious for this -- I think it was Jonathan Frakes who called it a "racist piece of shit" when asked about it later on). It's a bit of a downer, since there were also other individuals involved who attempted to utilize more progressive ideals -- lack of male/female roles in clothing, men and women being of equal importance to the missions -- that ended up falling flat amongst all of the garbage.

The later seasons were far from perfect (particularly the way Troi was represented, and I recall that the episode about the Natives being relocated was a bit iffy in parts [though it's been a while since I watched it]), but the difference between seasons 3 onwards and the earlier seasons is incredibly glaring. Even the imperfect episodes, like the one with the androgynous species as an obvious allegory for gay rights, were relatively well done for 90s television.

Regarding Yarr, I didn't even particularly like her character (probably owing to the shitty writing & Denise Crosby's lackluster performance [which can be at least partially attributed to the lousy characterization, as she did much better when portraying Yarr and other characters in later episodes; that said, I'm not a huge fan of her acting in general]), but the way they killed her off was bullshit. I'm glad they brought her back in that one timeline episode to at least try to do the character some justice.

Pulaski was another good example of a character with potential being mishandled. The writers desperately tried to recreate the Spock/Bones dynamic with her and Data, but given Data's child-like innocence and the all around poor execution of the situation, it came across as straight up bullying. She was otherwise a great character -- spunky, intelligent, and a ton of personality -- and they tried to pull back from the lame human/non-human head butting as the season went on, but they pretty much poisoned the character at the start. I actually would have liked to see her and Crusher working together once Gates came back -- the two of them could have had a cool dynamic.

ETA: Of course, if we're going to talk about Star Trek dropping the ball, there's also Voyager's idiotic Generokee representation of Chekotay, with his spirit animals and vision quests (because you can't just have a guy who happens to be Native without making him all mystical and deeply in touch with nature, right?), or them taking one of the two most interesting characters on the show and using her as ridiculously over-the-top fanservice. A character can be both sexy and interesting, but that was just plain stupid and rather insulting to the viewers. And then there was the inconsistent characterization of Janeway...
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on February 25, 2014, 11:31:04 am

Yeah, the first couple seasons were full of crap like that. On top of the bad writing and characterization, there's a fair bit of sexism & even some stuff approaching racism (I forget the name of the episode, but that one with the planet populated by awful tribal stereotypes of black people is notorious for this -- I think it was Jonathan Frakes who called it a "racist piece of shit" when asked about it later on).

The "memory rape" episode I think was in season 5, so even in the later, better seasons Troi was still getting raped on a regular basis.

But, yeah, that black tribe episode was stunning to watch,  It was made even worse by the fact that the same season had an episode set on what was supposedly an idealic planet populated by a speacies famous for their beauty...and every single member of said species was white with blonde hair.  Without exception.

In general, for a show that's supposed to be progressive Star Trek (every iteration) has a hell of a lot of fan service at the expense of the female cast, as well as a hell of a lot of racism...well it would be racism if the races in question actually existed.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: I am lizard on February 28, 2014, 01:01:21 am
Has anyone here seen "Stevens Universe" yet?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Alehksunos on February 28, 2014, 01:04:56 am
Has anyone here seen "Stevens Universe" yet?

Plan to. That show looks great.

Anyway, Wonder Showzen just may be one of the most disturbing shows I have ever watched, but it is also one of the funniest shows I have ever watched. It is basically Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared before Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared, and the first fucked-up Sesame Street parodies done right and the few, if not the only, good programs that ever aired on MTV2, outside of Beavis and Butthead reruns.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 28, 2014, 07:36:10 pm
As far as TNG goes, it doesn't help that Troi was, for quite a bit of it (that I recall, anyway), in one state which went something like "I'm sensing X, Captain."  Also, why does a counselor need to be on the bridge?  Shouldn't she be in, ya know, her office, where her patients can easily get a hold of her?  She's about as close to a civilian as you can get in Starfleet, yet she's on the bridge more than she's in her office.

That aside, it stands to reason that my favourite episodes are the Q episodes and the Borg encounters.  As for Chakotay, I tended to think of his "magical Indian" crap as low-grade psychic powers because he was a mutant of some sort...who just happened to be an American Indian of some sort.  And fan service characters?  Well, fuck me with a cattle prod, that's totally never happened in almost every television series and movie ever made by human hands.

As far as torrenting goes, that's why I obsessively scan everything I download once its complete, from games to movies to fucking mods for Minecraft.  I also check comments, ratings, and all that other good shit.  I haven't gotten a virus since I unknowingly downloaded a bad version of San Andreas a few years back.  Some basic caution and a freebie anti-virus program can go a long way.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 01, 2014, 12:03:08 am
As far as TNG goes, it doesn't help that Troi was, for quite a bit of it (that I recall, anyway), in one state which went something like "I'm sensing X, Captain."

The writers have bitched about not knowing what they could have done with the character, but I think that's total BS -- there was a lot more they could have done with her.

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And fan service characters?  Well, fuck me with a cattle prod, that's totally never happened in almost every television series and movie ever made by human hands.

So is lazy writing and bad characterization, but that doesn't stop us from pointing out the particularly ridiculous examples. :P
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on March 01, 2014, 03:11:09 am

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And fan service characters?  Well, fuck me with a cattle prod, that's totally never happened in almost every television series and movie ever made by human hands.

So is lazy writing and bad characterization, but that doesn't stop us from pointing out the particularly ridiculous examples. :P

Yep, that's no excuse.   Just because loads of other shows do something doesn't mean you can't call a specific show on it and that you just have to accept it whearever it rears its ugly head; it does not exempt shows guilty of it from criticism.  "Everyone else was doing it!" is a playground mentality defense that doesn't fly in the real world.  Everybody else doing it is sometimes a good reason to not do something.  Be the one who breaks the trend, lead the way and show others you don't have to do that thing, there is another better way.  Which, considereing what the show was about, is exactly what Trek should have done.  But instead they took the cheap, easy way and followed the herd.

Also, Star Trek is a bit different than most of those other shows because Trek was supposed to be progressive.  It was supposed to be about a future where sexism, racism etc had more or less ended and everybody was seen as, and treated as, equal regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation (despite the lack of gay people in Trek), that was kind one of major points of the show in the first place.  T&A fanservice is at complete odds with that, you can't have it both ways.  Plus, most other shows do not make the same pretenses as to progressiveness and equality that Trek did.  Which was actually my point: not that ST had fanservice but that it had so much fanservice whilst simultaniously  and hypocritically pretending it was all progressive and shit.  Hence why I said "for a show that's supposed to be progressive Star Trek has a hell of a lot of fan service"

It wasn't the only hypocricy the show displayed but it was the most obvious.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on March 01, 2014, 03:21:08 am
As far as TNG goes, it doesn't help that Troi was, for quite a bit of it (that I recall, anyway), in one state which went something like "I'm sensing X, Captain."  Also, why does a counselor need to be on the bridge?  Shouldn't she be in, ya know, her office, where her patients can easily get a hold of her?  She's about as close to a civilian as you can get in Starfleet, yet she's on the bridge more than she's in her office.

TNG was the start of a terrible trend where Starfleet started to mix military and civilian governments and life together: military law being the law of the galaxy, civilians loaded onto warships (don't tell me the Enterprise wasn't a warship; that's just dense), and a changeover to a communist government.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on March 01, 2014, 03:35:26 am
As far as TNG goes, it doesn't help that Troi was, for quite a bit of it (that I recall, anyway), in one state which went something like "I'm sensing X, Captain."  Also, why does a counselor need to be on the bridge?  Shouldn't she be in, ya know, her office, where her patients can easily get a hold of her?  She's about as close to a civilian as you can get in Starfleet, yet she's on the bridge more than she's in her office.

TNG was the start of a terrible trend where Starfleet started to mix military and civilian governments and life together: military law being the law of the galaxy, civilians loaded onto warships (don't tell me the Enterprise wasn't a warship; that's just dense), and a changeover to a communist government.

As far as TNG goes, it doesn't help that Troi was, for quite a bit of it (that I recall, anyway), in one state which went something like "I'm sensing X, Captain."  Also, why does a counselor need to be on the bridge?  Shouldn't she be in, ya know, her office, where her patients can easily get a hold of her?  She's about as close to a civilian as you can get in Starfleet, yet she's on the bridge more than she's in her office.

TNG was the start of a terrible trend where Starfleet started to mix military and civilian governments and life together: military law being the law of the galaxy, civilians loaded onto warships (don't tell me the Enterprise wasn't a warship; that's just dense), and a changeover to a communist government.

Well I always thought Troi was on the bridge because of her ability to sense deception and mallice, which would come in useful when talking to people you don't know if you should trust.  But that doesn't really explain why she was a permanant, full time bridge crew member.  In real life she'd spend the majority of her shift doing fuck all.

I also found the shows assertions that Starfleet was not a military orgnaisation and the Enterprise was not a battle ship to be more than a little daft.  Why does a non-military organisation have military ranks and structure, adhear to military style law complete with court martials, wear uniforms, train in military tactics and have ships like the Enterprise that seem suspiciously well equiped for battle.

Star Fleet to me is basically the space navy.  Sure their primary focus might be on exploration and science and avoiding violent confrontation if possible but they're still essentially a military outfit.  I mean the explorers of the 14th and 15th centuries did not go exploring in naval frigates, despite the potential risks.  And as far as I know most scientists do not have combat training and do not conduct research armed even when they go into dangrous regions.  Probably because it's hard to convince someone that you are not there for military reasons and are not a threat when you're packing an assault rifle and wearing an army uniform.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 01, 2014, 05:28:17 am

Yeah, the first couple seasons were full of crap like that. On top of the bad writing and characterization, there's a fair bit of sexism & even some stuff approaching racism (I forget the name of the episode, but that one with the planet populated by awful tribal stereotypes of black people is notorious for this -- I think it was Jonathan Frakes who called it a "racist piece of shit" when asked about it later on).

The "memory rape" episode I think was in season 5, so even in the later, better seasons Troi was still getting raped on a regular basis.

But, yeah, that black tribe episode was stunning to watch,  It was made even worse by the fact that the same season had an episode set on what was supposedly an idealic planet populated by a speacies famous for their beauty...and every single member of said species was white with blonde hair.  Without exception.

In general, for a show that's supposed to be progressive Star Trek (every iteration) has a hell of a lot of fan service at the expense of the female cast, as well as a hell of a lot of racism...well it would be racism if the races in question actually existed.

I'm sure back in the 60's/80's Star Trek: TOS and TNG seemed pretty progressive, still some progressive parts now, but there's always something to remind you, "oh yeah, it's still a product of the 80's"

I wonder if they did a Star Trek series today, would it able to go balls-out with the progressivism?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 01, 2014, 06:03:43 am
Judging by the movies, I'd say the answer is "no".
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 01, 2014, 08:34:23 am
They might, it'd depend on the setting they're using.  Would they use the universe created by the recent movies, something around the same time and universe as Online, or something after Picard and the Enterprise E in a universe that ignores the Online continuity in favour of a homebrew timeline?  You gotta remember, film and television are two largely different beasts.  TV, typically, has a longer timeline to work, they can put forth more effort into stories, they can create more detailed characters and make characterization more gradual and complex.  TV, as a medium, offers more potential complexity than 90 to 180 minutes of movie, even if your movie turns into a series and runs as long as Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings.

Granted, we won't have the Roddenberry touch, but it could still be good, and smart.  There's more to do in the galaxy, there's more to do in the universe, and something like Star Trek will always have potential, just like Doctor Who.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on March 01, 2014, 02:23:42 pm
As far as TNG goes, it doesn't help that Troi was, for quite a bit of it (that I recall, anyway), in one state which went something like "I'm sensing X, Captain."  Also, why does a counselor need to be on the bridge?  Shouldn't she be in, ya know, her office, where her patients can easily get a hold of her?  She's about as close to a civilian as you can get in Starfleet, yet she's on the bridge more than she's in her office.

TNG was the start of a terrible trend where Starfleet started to mix military and civilian governments and life together: military law being the law of the galaxy, civilians loaded onto warships (don't tell me the Enterprise wasn't a warship; that's just dense), and a changeover to a communist government.

Well I always thought Troi was on the bridge because of her ability to sense deception and mallice, which would come in useful when talking to people you don't know if you should trust.  But that doesn't really explain why she was a permanant, full time bridge crew member.  In real life she'd spend the majority of her shift doing fuck all.

I also found the shows assertions that Starfleet was not a military orgnaisation and the Enterprise was not a battle ship to be more than a little daft.  Why does a non-military organisation have military ranks and structure, adhear to military style law complete with court martials, wear uniforms, train in military tactics and have ships like the Enterprise that seem suspiciously well equiped for battle.

Star Fleet to me is basically the space navy.  Sure their primary focus might be on exploration and science and avoiding violent confrontation if possible but they're still essentially a military outfit.  I mean the explorers of the 14th and 15th centuries did not go exploring in naval frigates, despite the potential risks.  And as far as I know most scientists do not have combat training and do not conduct research armed even when they go into dangrous regions.  Probably because it's hard to convince someone that you are not there for military reasons and are not a threat when you're packing an assault rifle and wearing an army uniform.

Also, all the kids running around underfoot. Can you imagine the outcry today if not only civilians, but children were packed aboard corvettes that were sent to hostile nations and regularly engaged in battle against similarly equipped vessels? All because they happened to be related to the officers?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 01, 2014, 05:51:58 pm
They might, it'd depend on the setting they're using.  Would they use the universe created by the recent movies, something around the same time and universe as Online, or something after Picard and the Enterprise E in a universe that ignores the Online continuity in favour of a homebrew timeline?  You gotta remember, film and television are two largely different beasts.  TV, typically, has a longer timeline to work, they can put forth more effort into stories, they can create more detailed characters and make characterization more gradual and complex.  TV, as a medium, offers more potential complexity than 90 to 180 minutes of movie, even if your movie turns into a series and runs as long as Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings.

Granted, we won't have the Roddenberry touch, but it could still be good, and smart.  There's more to do in the galaxy, there's more to do in the universe, and something like Star Trek will always have potential, just like Doctor Who.

True. I guess I'm just a bit skeptical based on the direction the movies went. They're not even bad as far as stand-alone movies go, but when you're coming from a franchise that's noted for being progressive (for its time), seeing all of the optimism, morality and progressiveness stripped out in favour of sex and action is really disappointing. Not that I don't understand why they did it -- to sell tickets -- but it's still sucky.

Also, all the kids running around underfoot. Can you imagine the outcry today if not only civilians, but children were packed aboard corvettes that were sent to hostile nations and regularly engaged in battle against similarly equipped vessels? All because they happened to be related to the officers?

Just one of the many, many reasons that the Federation often comes across as hopelessly naive in TNG. TNG is still my favourite of all the installments, but DS9 did a good job of balancing it out by exploring the less ideal aspects (even if they were still silly enough to allow children to live on a station that was under constant threat of attack). One of the great things about DS9 is that it managed to look at the darker and grittier side of things without completely undermining the overall dynamic of Star Trek.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: I am lizard on March 02, 2014, 07:45:56 pm
I didn't like DS9 because of all the camp.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 02, 2014, 11:38:53 pm
Aw, but Garak was awesome.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: I am lizard on March 03, 2014, 01:12:20 am
Aw, but Garak was awesome.
Garak was worse than Hitler.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 03, 2014, 01:38:47 am
Aw, but Garak was awesome.

Garak, Odo and Quark.

Also, oblig DS9 best quote in the series:  "You hit me! *Picard* never hit me!" "I'm not Picard"
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 04, 2014, 12:10:47 pm
Just started watching Almost Human. A lot better than I though it'd be, nice to see some good sci-fi on TV. although, knowing my luck they probably won't renew it for another season.

Also, I'm straight, but I'd totally let Karl Urban fuck me.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on March 04, 2014, 12:28:26 pm
Just started watching Almost Human. A lot better than I though it'd be, nice to see some good sci-fi on TV. although, knowing my luck they probably won't renew it for another season.

Also, I'm straight, but I'd totally let Karl Urban fuck me.

Guess who's coming to Megacon in Orlando in 2 weeks?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on March 04, 2014, 12:53:59 pm
Just started watching Almost Human. A lot better than I though it'd be, nice to see some good sci-fi on TV. although, knowing my luck they probably won't renew it for another season.

Also, I'm straight, but I'd totally let Karl Urban fuck me.

Guess who's coming to Megacon in Orlando in 2 weeks?

So far away.... :(
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on March 04, 2014, 11:33:22 pm
Just started watching Almost Human. A lot better than I though it'd be, nice to see some good sci-fi on TV. although, knowing my luck they probably won't renew it for another season.

Also, I'm straight, but I'd totally let Karl Urban fuck me.

Who wouldnt.

I love almost human. But my only problem with it is that it has these random ass storylines just going nowhere

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Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Random Dinosaur on March 05, 2014, 06:58:54 pm
Been re-watching ST:TNG on Netflix (they only have up to season 5 so far sadly) as it's been a long, long time since I last saw any TNG.

I have a question for those who remember all the seaons.  Does Troi get raped in EVERY season?  Because so far she seems to have suffered some kind of rape at least once in each season, whether it be a memory-telepathe using his ablities to implant the memory of a rape that never happened or a non coporial entity impregnating her as she sleeps so it can father itself as a human child.  It's pretty fucking disturbing, I think some of the TNG writers might have some serious issues.

I know the Alien franchise, which I love, is basically about rape but in those films everyone gets raped; men, women and even dogs.  They don't have one lone female character who repeatedly gets raped over and over with each new movie to the point where it starts to look like that might be the main reason why that indivdual character exists.

Plus, in Alien the whole rape analogy thing is intentionally disturbing and horrific.  Some of Troi's episodes however have almost the complete opposite tone.  Especially the one I mentioned with the non-coporial alien using her to father itself into a human child.

WTF, TNG?  I thought you were cool   :(

Blame the fact that the first two seasons were penned by a misogynist fuckwad by the name Marice Hurley, who left after Season 2. But yeah, the whole thing with Troi getting fucked literally so often is not cool.

Then there was this episode known as "The Child", where she got impregnated by some energy being, implanting itself in utero. And how Troi was offered to get an abortion as baby Edward Cullen is developing at an rapid rate. She chooses to give birth to it. I think that says a lot about Marice Hurley and his views on women. That was why Gates Macfadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) left the show for only that season and Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar) left indefinitely, having her character killed before the end of Season 1.

It is a mystery to me how a show as great as TNG survived through such awful introductory seasons...

McFadden was the only one who left because of Hurley. Crosby actually left because she thought her character wasn't being given enough to do, and no connection between her and Hurley is mentioned on Memory Alpha.

Also, regarding "The Child," that one actually started as a script for "Star Trek: Phase II," a 1978 series that would have featured the TOS cast reprising their roles, with Decker and Ilia from ST1 as regular cast members. So it was not only from a different era, but Hurley did most of the work on making it fit TNG as well.

I should point out, though, that Troi was given a choice and that everyone else was actually pressuring her to have the abortion. If she had put aside her choice in response to the demands of the other (mostly male) characters, what message would that have sent?

As for "Violations" which was after Hurley had left the show, everyone was having their memories violated, not just Troi, although hers was the only one involving a physical rape as well as the mental violation.

"Nemesis" is the only other instance of Troi being raped that I can think of, but nobody thought that was a good movie to begin with.
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 05, 2014, 08:47:19 pm
I think he was referring to any case where Troi had her mind or body invaded/manipulated against her will, regardless of whether it was literal rape. Of course, her being an empath/weak telepath justifies many of the mind-related plots (Eye of the Beholder, The Survivors, etc.), but the more questionable ones are still worth noting, especially in light of all of the other issues surrounding the treatment of her character.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Random Dinosaur on March 05, 2014, 09:53:18 pm
I think he was referring to any case where Troi had her mind or body invaded/manipulated against her will, regardless of whether it was literal rape. Of course, her being an empath/weak telepath justifies many of the mind-related plots (Eye of the Beholder, The Survivors, etc.), but the more questionable ones are still worth noting, especially in light of all of the other issues surrounding the treatment of her character.

Granted. However, if "forced mind/body invasion" counts as rape, it would also apply to:

Picard ("The Best of Both Worlds," "The Inner Light," "Chain of Command")

Riker ("Frame of Mind")

Data ("The Schizoid Man," "Brothers," "Power Play," "Descent," "Masks")

Geordi ("The Mind's Eye")
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Post by: Søren on March 06, 2014, 05:11:40 am
Anybody else seen Carnivale? Oldish show. Up to the 10th episode and I like it decently despite the slow pace
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Post by: RavynousHunter on March 06, 2014, 08:10:54 am
I think he was referring to any case where Troi had her mind or body invaded/manipulated against her will, regardless of whether it was literal rape. Of course, her being an empath/weak telepath justifies many of the mind-related plots (Eye of the Beholder, The Survivors, etc.), but the more questionable ones are still worth noting, especially in light of all of the other issues surrounding the treatment of her character.

Granted. However, if "forced mind/body invasion" counts as rape, it would also apply to:

Picard ("The Best of Both Worlds," "The Inner Light," "Chain of Command")

Riker ("Frame of Mind")

Data ("The Schizoid Man," "Brothers," "Power Play," "Descent," "Masks")

Geordi ("The Mind's Eye")

Pssh, silly man.  Don't you know that its impossible for men to be raped or otherwise violated because privilege?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Igor on March 06, 2014, 07:24:45 pm
Anybody else seen Carnivale? Oldish show. Up to the 10th episode and I like it decently despite the slow pace
I've seen it! Then again, I take partial blame for getting you to watch it in the first place, so...
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on March 08, 2014, 11:53:08 am
I think he was referring to any case where Troi had her mind or body invaded/manipulated against her will, regardless of whether it was literal rape. Of course, her being an empath/weak telepath justifies many of the mind-related plots (Eye of the Beholder, The Survivors, etc.), but the more questionable ones are still worth noting, especially in light of all of the other issues surrounding the treatment of her character.

Granted. However, if "forced mind/body invasion" counts as rape, it would also apply to:

Picard ("The Best of Both Worlds," "The Inner Light," "Chain of Command")

Riker ("Frame of Mind")

Data ("The Schizoid Man," "Brothers," "Power Play," "Descent," "Masks")

Geordi ("The Mind's Eye")

Pssh, silly man.  Don't you know that its impossible for men to be raped or otherwise violated because privilege?

Those characters were never ALSO physically violated in a sexual manner.  When Troi has been and you also keep repeatedly having stories about her being violated in other ways I find it a tad disturbing.

Also I was unaware that finding repeated physical and mental violations of a fictional female character to be uncomfortable made me some kind of dickhead SJW who is dismissive of real life male sexual assault victims and justifies holding retared views by shouting "privilege!".  Especially as I have never used that word on this board nor expressed anything remotely like that.  WTF??

Someone remind me why do I keep coming back to this place?  I swear everybody is on crack or something.

Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sleepy on March 08, 2014, 01:13:41 pm
I think he was referring to any case where Troi had her mind or body invaded/manipulated against her will, regardless of whether it was literal rape. Of course, her being an empath/weak telepath justifies many of the mind-related plots (Eye of the Beholder, The Survivors, etc.), but the more questionable ones are still worth noting, especially in light of all of the other issues surrounding the treatment of her character.

Granted. However, if "forced mind/body invasion" counts as rape, it would also apply to:

Picard ("The Best of Both Worlds," "The Inner Light," "Chain of Command")

Riker ("Frame of Mind")

Data ("The Schizoid Man," "Brothers," "Power Play," "Descent," "Masks")

Geordi ("The Mind's Eye")

Pssh, silly man.  Don't you know that its impossible for men to be raped or otherwise violated because privilege?

Those characters were never ALSO physically violated in a sexual manner.  When Troi has been and you also keep repeatedly having stories about her being violated in other ways I find it a tad disturbing.

Also I was unaware that finding repeated physical and mental violations of a fictional female character to be uncomfortable made me some kind of dickhead SJW who is dismissive of real life male sexual assault victims and justifies holding retared views by shouting "privilege!".  Especially as I have never used that word on this board nor expressed anything remotely like that.  WTF??

Someone remind me why do I keep coming back to this place?  I swear everybody is on crack or something.

Yeah, I'm 99.99999% sure it's mocking SJWs, not you. We've seen lots of people from Tumblr saying men can't be raped.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Flying Mint Bunny! on March 18, 2014, 03:26:22 pm
Just watched the latest Teen Wolf episode.

Spoiler alert for anyone who hasn't seen it.
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Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 25, 2014, 02:20:59 am
Anyone else catch the first couple episodes of Resurrection? It's pretty interesting so far.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: JackBauer on March 26, 2014, 07:09:16 pm
Anyone else catch the first couple episodes of Resurrection? It's pretty interesting so far.

Yes - hard to guess where this is going...

Anyone seen 'Crisis'? This has possibilities....

Then, of course, there is 'From Dusk til Dawn; The Series'... Go, go Geckos!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on March 26, 2014, 09:39:54 pm
I saw from dusk till dawn, quite delicious. Smacks of tarantino
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Post by: Meshakhad on April 07, 2014, 10:02:05 pm
Crisis looks good, but I wonder how they'll keep it going.

Also, I've spent the last month or so archive bingeing on The West Wing. Awesome show. The first episode has the President make his entry by quoting the First Commandment, then tearing some fundies a new one.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Flying Mint Bunny! on April 08, 2014, 05:08:10 pm
Working my way through Falling Skies.

It's not exactly the best programme ever made, but for some reason I still feel compelled to watch it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 08, 2014, 05:16:43 pm
Anyone else catch the first couple episodes of Resurrection? It's pretty interesting so far.

I haven't watched it, but my mother has watched the original French show that it was based off of.

She really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Commissar Kaz on April 10, 2014, 10:39:46 pm
I'm making my friend watch the anime for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure in exchange for him making me watch Avatar: The Legend of Korra.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 10, 2014, 10:56:52 pm
I'm making my friend watch the anime for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure in exchange for him making me watch Avatar: The Legend of Korra.

Ah, JoJo.  When Vogue meets Fist of the North Star.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ghoti on April 13, 2014, 03:39:13 pm
I'm watching Justice League and I'm starting to notice something interesting: during the two part episode "Fury", when a rouge Amazon tries to poison every man on earth, the city of Gotham (and Metropolis, presumably) is still able to function. There are enough female medics, firefighters, police officers, etc to keep the city safe and functional. There's definitely strain, simply because they're down to half-ish strength, but they've got enough manpower (pardon the pun) to keep the city going at least short-term. The thing about this that really caught my attention? This egalitarianism carries through in the rest of the episodes. There's a roughly equal number of men and women in crowd scenes, an equal number of male and female civilian personnel, and a less lopsided ratio of male League members to female ones. It seems like a stupid SJW-ish thing to get excited about, but considering how rare this is media in general and superhero media especially, it's very encouraging.

Edit: which makes the episode I'm watching now, "Legend", especially cringe-worthy. (It's based on an in-universe 50's comic book, which means there's rampant 50's racism, sexism, and kid sidekicks. The Flash is having waaaaay too much fun.)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: I am lizard on April 13, 2014, 03:46:00 pm
I'm watching Justice League and I'm starting to notice something interesting: during the two part episode "Fury", when a rouge Amazon tries to poison every man on earth, the city of Gotham (and Metropolis, presumably) is still able to function. There are enough female medics, firefighters, police officers, etc to keep the city safe and functional. There's definitely strain, simply because they're down to half-ish strength, but they've got enough manpower (pardon the pun) to keep the city going at least short-term. The thing about this that really caught my attention? This egalitarianism carries through in the rest of the episodes. There's a roughly equal number of men and women in crowd scenes, an equal number of male and female civilian personnel, and a less lopsided ratio of male League members to female ones. It seems like a stupid SJW-ish thing to get excited about, but considering how rare this is media in general and superhero media especially, it's very encouraging.
Actually, that's pretty cool. Especially considering the episodes villain is a straw-feminist type character.

I suppose if you ignore the sociopathic clowns gotham has some benefits to it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ghoti on April 16, 2014, 08:36:04 am
On that note, I can't be the only one who thinks the costumes of the female Justice Lords are waaaaaaay cooler than those of their League counterparts. I especially like Diana's, but then again I've always thought her regular costume is pretty ridiculous.

Edit: and that Lobotomized!Joker is at least as creepy as regular Joker.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on April 30, 2014, 02:15:31 pm
Well, shit. (http://www.cinemablend.com/m/television/Almost-Human-Cancelled-Fox-Futuristic-Cop-Drama-Won-t-Back-Season-2-63766.html)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on April 30, 2014, 02:18:39 pm
Well that didn't last long.  I've not seen it, was it any good?  It had Karl Urban in it so it can't of been that bad; I'm pretty sure he could rescue any show/movie.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ghoti on April 30, 2014, 02:20:48 pm
Well, shit. (http://www.cinemablend.com/m/television/Almost-Human-Cancelled-Fox-Futuristic-Cop-Drama-Won-t-Back-Season-2-63766.html)
(https://iguessimagrownup.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/wash-firefly-inevitable-betrayal-gif.gif)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on April 30, 2014, 07:20:12 pm
Well that didn't last long.  I've not seen it, was it any good?  It had Karl Urban in it so it can't of been that bad; I'm pretty sure he could rescue any show/movie.

I thought it was enjoyable, but yet to reach it's full potential, which makes this cancellation really shitty. But oh well, the ratings weren't that great and the TV companies are all about the benjamins.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on April 30, 2014, 08:05:33 pm
I really liked it, but its main problem is that it had so many friggin storylines going everywhere that really should have been closed up as the season ended. You would think there would be some big revelation about his girlfriend but nooooo
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 04, 2014, 10:45:02 am
Got back into Death Note, at episode 30.  I'd completely forgotten why I enjoyed L so much, he's such a wonderful troll.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on May 05, 2014, 10:03:21 am
Season two of the following has finished. Cant wait for season three. Its so wonderfully bad
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Post by: Art Vandelay on May 06, 2014, 07:40:44 am
Started watching The Wire. Two episodes in, and I have to say it's very promising.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Jack Bauer on May 07, 2014, 11:42:49 pm
24: Live Another Day

Jack's back...

I'm loving the punked out Chloe!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on May 08, 2014, 03:26:02 am
24: Live Another Day

Jack's back...

I'm loving the punked out Chloe!

Because of your avatar I can't help but imagine that when you meant Father Jack when you said "Jack's back".  Now that'd be a very different show, and one I'd watch the shit out of! 
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Post by: Søren on May 11, 2014, 07:51:19 am
Watching this british show, Black Mirror, few years old but FUCK ME DEAD THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME SHIT
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Post by: chad sexington on May 20, 2014, 10:13:11 pm
Is that the one with the zombie attack, and the Big Brother House is the only place that hasn't been overrun (yet)?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on May 20, 2014, 10:17:53 pm
Is that the one with the zombie attack, and the Big Brother House is the only place that hasn't been overrun (yet)?

Thats Dead Set. Black Mirror is an anthology series about the dark side of technology and what it can do. Very very broad topic

Dead set was pretty good, but theres some unbelievably annoying british accents.

For black mirrior, i reccomend everybody starts on the second episode of the first season, its just gut wrenchingly emotional.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: rageaholic on May 24, 2014, 12:57:59 pm
24: Live Another Day

Jack's back...

I'm loving the punked out Chloe!

Fuck yeah! 

I love this show.  And even hating Republicans as much as I do, I think Heller's a pretty badass president. 
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on May 26, 2014, 07:16:29 am
Boyfriend got me into fringe
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 28, 2014, 07:32:16 pm
Being a fan of Tom and Jerry growing up, I was a bit nervous at the new "Tom and Jerry Show" (not to be confused with the old MGM one), since it was very obviously done in flash animation, and I admit to having a lot of the prejudices that I hate seeing in other people (don't worry, I find it stupid that I have them, too.)

Animation style aside... this is Tom and Jerry at its finest.  The 2010 series had great animation, but didn't quite have that Tom and Jerry spark.  This... may not have the best animation (though it grows on you surprisingly quickly) but damn it has that spark and more.

Also it's nice to see that Jerry's no longer karma invincible.  Both Tom and Jerry hurt themselves almost as often as they hurt each other, through their own plans going awry.  And Spike is no longer blind to Jerry's antics - there are two episodes where he targets Jerry just as much as Tom.

That's not to say I'm a Tom and Jerry connoisseur, but it's something amusing to watch, and it definitely brings back a lot of nostalgia, in a good way.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on June 03, 2014, 03:19:19 pm
I recently discovered that MacGyver is on Netflix and I thought I'd give it a re-watch seeing as how I've not seen an episode in well over 25 years.

Fuck me that show was bad, really bad.  How bad?  Well not only does the show never seem to tell you who the fuck MacGyver actually is or anything about him, other than he seems to live in the Griffith Observatory (I'm not joking), they make EXTENSIVE use of stock footage.  So much so that  one Season 1 episode was largley just clips form the Italian Job passed off as their own work. Unfortunately for the makers of the show the epiosde was set in 1980s Hungary and not 1960s Italy; the two do not look a like.

Bascially the show is cheap, provides little to know information or back-story (or development for that matter) of the central character,  MacGyver's actions often make no sense (a very frequent exmaple is his penchant for knocking out bad guys and stealing their clothes for  disguises that he doesn't need and never uses and appears to not even have any intention of actually using, I think he might just be some kind of pervert) and generally leaves me wondering wtf is going on.  And it's quite a lot of fun to watch I have to admit.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on June 03, 2014, 03:49:31 pm
Fuck I love MacGyver. one episode we find out he used to work bomb disposal, in the next he used to be a fucking rally driver.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Flying Mint Bunny! on June 16, 2014, 04:58:45 pm
Just discovered that there's a Spooksville TV series!

Why couldn't they have made this fifteen years ago?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: niam2023 on June 18, 2014, 02:06:35 pm
Man, if my RP forums are anything to go by, the fanbase of Agents of SHIELD are livid over a certain betrayal.

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Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 24, 2014, 07:37:47 pm
You know, Hannibal wouldn't be half so nauseating to watch if the meals didn't look so god damn appetizing...
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on July 27, 2014, 11:47:43 am
Watching the first episode of the 80's revival of Columbo, this shit is ridiculous. he visits some psychic institute and a plant starts screaming when he brings his cigar too close.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 24, 2014, 11:44:54 pm
Necro? What necro?

Anyway, I re-watched the first few episodes of The Chaser's War on Everything. If you ever want a time capsule of Australian politics in 2006, look no further. Other than that, well, it hasn't aged all that well.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ghoti on September 25, 2014, 12:17:01 am
I've been binge-watching Batman Beyond for about ten hours. It's better than I remember, but it's very late-90s.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Vypernight on September 25, 2014, 07:16:15 am
I've been rewatching Night Court on Demand, and then my wife bought me the first 3 seasons.  Love that show!
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Post by: Iczerfour on September 25, 2014, 08:40:12 pm
watching burn notice on Netflix.
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Post by: Random Dinosaur on September 26, 2014, 12:38:05 am
I've been binge-watching Batman Beyond for about ten hours. It's better than I remember, but it's very late-90s.

The late 90s were the best time of my entire life.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Iczerfour on September 27, 2014, 03:25:34 am
the super Mario super show.

that is all..
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on September 28, 2014, 01:32:55 pm
I've decided to start rewatching Cowboy Bebop.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 29, 2014, 08:48:57 am
I'm currently addicted to Top Gear.  Take from that what you will.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Askold on September 29, 2014, 01:30:41 pm
I started watching Blue bloods from Netflix and I'm liking it a lot.

One episode had this one particular actress that seemed to be a rather bad actor and wondered how she got onto the show but at the end of the episode it was revealed that she was the villain and had been pretending a victim. Thus explaining the poor timing and horrible acting. I hope that was intentional.

I also liked seeing the actor of Jared from the Pretender doing another great role. If I was writing fanfiction or had my own fanon I would claim that he is always playing Jared infiltrating different organisations.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on September 29, 2014, 05:05:40 pm
I'm currently addicted to Top Gear.  Take from that what you will.

Hey, Top Gear is awesome...in a really stupid kind of way.  But that's the point really.

You should check out the old episodes from Top Gear, from the 70's - 90's.  It's an interesting comparison.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 29, 2014, 09:04:40 pm
Top Gear's quite fun for the challenges they do. Though I do find it a bit dry when they're just prattling on about cars.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cerim Treascair on September 29, 2014, 09:11:07 pm
Me and food shows, I swear... I'm alternating between Masterchef and Secret Eaters.  Interspersed with my usual Restaurant Impossible viewing.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Alehksunos on September 29, 2014, 10:04:04 pm
One of the few shows of the BBC and other broadcasting stations of the United Kingdom I've ever gotten into (besides the obligatory Monty Python's Flying Circus) was Red Dwarf, then because I wanted something like Star Trek and other classical "soft sci-fi" but played for laughs. These shows over in the United Kingdom are just so... dry. I still can't make up my mind whether this is a good thing or not.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 30, 2014, 08:51:33 am
I'm currently addicted to Top Gear.  Take from that what you will.

Hey, Top Gear is awesome...in a really stupid kind of way.  But that's the point really.

You should check out the old episodes from Top Gear, from the 70's - 90's.  It's an interesting comparison.

Alas, I don't think they have the old, old stuff on Netflix.  Also, I find the prattling on about cars interesting.  Makes me wonder if you could design a genetic algorithm to digitally evolve the most powerful, attractive car possible using the highest-rated set from any given model year, irrespective of brand.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on October 01, 2014, 01:02:00 pm
I'm currently addicted to Top Gear.  Take from that what you will.

Hey, Top Gear is awesome...in a really stupid kind of way.  But that's the point really.

You should check out the old episodes from Top Gear, from the 70's - 90's.  It's an interesting comparison.

Alas, I don't think they have the old, old stuff on Netflix.  Also, I find the prattling on about cars interesting.  Makes me wonder if you could design a genetic algorithm to digitally evolve the most powerful, attractive car possible using the highest-rated set from any given model year, irrespective of brand.

Probably not. Powerful, attractive cars are powerful and attractive because all of their components come together in a unique fashion. Attempting to create the perfect car through an algorithm that combines pieces from popular cars would be like trying to create the perfect human being by simply taking what polls say are the most attractive parts of highly attractive celebrities and combining them onto one face. The result would likely end up looking unappealing.

It's the same reason why attempts to make a formula for the "perfect movie" or "perfect video game" can never actually predict anything reliably. It takes more than just following a formula to ensure success.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 01, 2014, 02:57:32 pm
Probably not. Powerful, attractive cars are powerful and attractive because all of their components come together in a unique fashion. Attempting to create the perfect car through an algorithm that combines pieces from popular cars would be like trying to create the perfect human being by simply taking what polls say are the most attractive parts of highly attractive celebrities and combining them onto one face. The result would likely end up looking unappealing.

It's the same reason why attempts to make a formula for the "perfect movie" or "perfect video game" can never actually predict anything reliably. It takes more than just following a formula to ensure success.

You misunderstand my means.  I'm not saying "just mash shit together," I'm saying "mash shit together and change it up," or more succinctly, "mimic natural selection."  Car A mates with Car B, they mingle genes, but there's a random chance of a small mutation occurring, which may or may not harm the child car's ability to survive to pass along its genes.  There are some fairly standard things, from what I've seen, that people call "attractive" in cars, traits they all share and, even if there weren't or if they're hard to nail down, there's only a certain number of things that will be appealing on a large scale; its why dumbass action movies with absolutely zero thought in them gross millions at the box office, and intriguing, thought-provoking cinema can flop on an epic scale.

If it can be expressed logically, it can be expressed to a machine.  It may be difficult as all hell, but it is most certainly possible.  Given enough time, anything can be made into a set of logical rules.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: chitoryu12 on October 02, 2014, 01:54:03 am
Probably not. Powerful, attractive cars are powerful and attractive because all of their components come together in a unique fashion. Attempting to create the perfect car through an algorithm that combines pieces from popular cars would be like trying to create the perfect human being by simply taking what polls say are the most attractive parts of highly attractive celebrities and combining them onto one face. The result would likely end up looking unappealing.

It's the same reason why attempts to make a formula for the "perfect movie" or "perfect video game" can never actually predict anything reliably. It takes more than just following a formula to ensure success.

You misunderstand my means.  I'm not saying "just mash shit together," I'm saying "mash shit together and change it up," or more succinctly, "mimic natural selection."  Car A mates with Car B, they mingle genes, but there's a random chance of a small mutation occurring, which may or may not harm the child car's ability to survive to pass along its genes.  There are some fairly standard things, from what I've seen, that people call "attractive" in cars, traits they all share and, even if there weren't or if they're hard to nail down, there's only a certain number of things that will be appealing on a large scale; its why dumbass action movies with absolutely zero thought in them gross millions at the box office, and intriguing, thought-provoking cinema can flop on an epic scale.

If it can be expressed logically, it can be expressed to a machine.  It may be difficult as all hell, but it is most certainly possible.  Given enough time, anything can be made into a set of logical rules.

Dumbass action movies make a profit because they have mass market appeal. They're analogous to cheap and reliable Japanese cars, not Italian supercars. If anything, the supercars are the "intriguing, thought-provoking cinema": they have a specific niche that doesn't appeal to the majority of the population and may not necessarily be accessible to everyone and are thus reliant on luck and a strong target market to make an impact.

If you asked a computer to fake evolution to create the perfect car, it would probably make something that looks a lot like a Honda Civic instead of a Lamborghini Diablo.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on October 02, 2014, 08:26:12 am
I've decided to re-watch Red Dwarf. Great fun, that show.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 02, 2014, 08:34:56 am
Probably not. Powerful, attractive cars are powerful and attractive because all of their components come together in a unique fashion. Attempting to create the perfect car through an algorithm that combines pieces from popular cars would be like trying to create the perfect human being by simply taking what polls say are the most attractive parts of highly attractive celebrities and combining them onto one face. The result would likely end up looking unappealing.

It's the same reason why attempts to make a formula for the "perfect movie" or "perfect video game" can never actually predict anything reliably. It takes more than just following a formula to ensure success.

You misunderstand my means.  I'm not saying "just mash shit together," I'm saying "mash shit together and change it up," or more succinctly, "mimic natural selection."  Car A mates with Car B, they mingle genes, but there's a random chance of a small mutation occurring, which may or may not harm the child car's ability to survive to pass along its genes.  There are some fairly standard things, from what I've seen, that people call "attractive" in cars, traits they all share and, even if there weren't or if they're hard to nail down, there's only a certain number of things that will be appealing on a large scale; its why dumbass action movies with absolutely zero thought in them gross millions at the box office, and intriguing, thought-provoking cinema can flop on an epic scale.

If it can be expressed logically, it can be expressed to a machine.  It may be difficult as all hell, but it is most certainly possible.  Given enough time, anything can be made into a set of logical rules.

Dumbass action movies make a profit because they have mass market appeal. They're analogous to cheap and reliable Japanese cars, not Italian supercars. If anything, the supercars are the "intriguing, thought-provoking cinema": they have a specific niche that doesn't appeal to the majority of the population and may not necessarily be accessible to everyone and are thus reliant on luck and a strong target market to make an impact.

If you asked a computer to fake evolution to create the perfect car, it would probably make something that looks a lot like a Honda Civic instead of a Lamborghini Diablo.

It'd likely make a hybrid between the two.  It seems like you're arguing that they wouldn't have any "love" in their creation, that there isn't a "human" touch, and would thus be rubbish.  The thing is, you don't know that: evolution made Don Vito, but evolution also made Karen Gillan.  A cold, calculating, impersonal force can create beauty, and beauty makes one more successful in the theatre of evolution.  If cars were people, then you'd see car porn starring the likes of the Dodge Challenger or a Rolls Royce Phantom, and only "niche" porn would star a Smart Car or VW Beetle.

When using attractiveness as one of the largest selection pressures, the results are more likely to be attractive the further you go down the line.  Also, its not "fake" evolution, it'd be as real as we can make a simulacrum, especially if your RNG is cryptographically secure.  Just set the rules, and let the dice do the rest.  Its how we came to be, its how the Car to End All Cars could come to be, as well.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on October 02, 2014, 09:01:46 am
It'd likely make a hybrid between the two.  It seems like you're arguing that they wouldn't have any "love" in their creation, that there isn't a "human" touch, and would thus be rubbish.  The thing is, you don't know that: evolution made Don Vito, but evolution also made Karen Gillan.  A cold, calculating, impersonal force can create beauty, and beauty makes one more successful in the theatre of evolution.  If cars were people, then you'd see car porn starring the likes of the Dodge Challenger or a Rolls Royce Phantom, and only "niche" porn would star a Smart Car or VW Beetle.

When using attractiveness as one of the largest selection pressures, the results are more likely to be attractive the further you go down the line.  Also, its not "fake" evolution, it'd be as real as we can make a simulacrum, especially if your RNG is cryptographically secure.  Just set the rules, and let the dice do the rest.  Its how we came to be, its how the Car to End All Cars could come to be, as well.
Rav, I love you, but you really need to lay off the weed. Well, that or give me some. Either way is cool with me.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 02, 2014, 09:34:18 am
It'd likely make a hybrid between the two.  It seems like you're arguing that they wouldn't have any "love" in their creation, that there isn't a "human" touch, and would thus be rubbish.  The thing is, you don't know that: evolution made Don Vito, but evolution also made Karen Gillan.  A cold, calculating, impersonal force can create beauty, and beauty makes one more successful in the theatre of evolution.  If cars were people, then you'd see car porn starring the likes of the Dodge Challenger or a Rolls Royce Phantom, and only "niche" porn would star a Smart Car or VW Beetle.

When using attractiveness as one of the largest selection pressures, the results are more likely to be attractive the further you go down the line.  Also, its not "fake" evolution, it'd be as real as we can make a simulacrum, especially if your RNG is cryptographically secure.  Just set the rules, and let the dice do the rest.  Its how we came to be, its how the Car to End All Cars could come to be, as well.
Rav, I love you, but you really need to lay off the weed. Well, that or give me some. Either way is cool with me.

Homie, please, I don't smoke no dank.  Shit, the worst thing I've had in the past year is Nyquil for a rather irritating cold.

I'm just of the school of thought that, if we can do it, machines can do it...eventually.  Its just a matter of time.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on October 02, 2014, 09:56:09 am
It'd likely make a hybrid between the two.  It seems like you're arguing that they wouldn't have any "love" in their creation, that there isn't a "human" touch, and would thus be rubbish.  The thing is, you don't know that: evolution made Don Vito, but evolution also made Karen Gillan.  A cold, calculating, impersonal force can create beauty, and beauty makes one more successful in the theatre of evolution.  If cars were people, then you'd see car porn starring the likes of the Dodge Challenger or a Rolls Royce Phantom, and only "niche" porn would star a Smart Car or VW Beetle.

When using attractiveness as one of the largest selection pressures, the results are more likely to be attractive the further you go down the line.  Also, its not "fake" evolution, it'd be as real as we can make a simulacrum, especially if your RNG is cryptographically secure.  Just set the rules, and let the dice do the rest.  Its how we came to be, its how the Car to End All Cars could come to be, as well.
Rav, I love you, but you really need to lay off the weed. Well, that or give me some. Either way is cool with me.

Homie, please, I don't smoke no dank.  Shit, the worst thing I've had in the past year is Nyquil for a rather irritating cold.

I'm just of the school of thought that, if we can do it, machines can do it...eventually.  Its just a matter of time.

You say that, but the bit about the car porn does raise a few suspicions.

In all honestly, evolution kind of already is applied to cars (and pretty much every other good or service out there). They're designed, sold, the design is refined based on what's the most profitable, and the whole process repeats. Not quite the same as biological evolution, and traits are selected based on profitability rather than beauty (though beauty isn't exactly quantifiable), but the overall concept is the same.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 02, 2014, 10:16:17 am
You say that, but the bit about the car porn does raise a few suspicions.

I just figured it'd be an apt metaphor...

Also, my mind sometimes goes off on weird tangents.  Its been a weird kinda week for me, so excuse me if I seem to kinda veer off toward Non-Sequitur Land.

In all honestly, evolution kind of already is applied to cars (and pretty much every other good or service out there). They're designed, sold, the design is refined based on what's the most profitable, and the whole process repeats. Not quite the same as biological evolution, and traits are selected based on profitability rather than beauty (though beauty isn't exactly quantifiable), but the overall concept is the same.

This is true, my method would be, if nothing else, faster.  Why waste time on formulating better, faster, prettier cars when you could develop a tool to do it for you?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ghoti on October 02, 2014, 01:08:18 pm
This is true, my method would be, if nothing else, faster.  Why waste time on formulating better, faster, prettier cars when you could develop a tool to do it for you?
Because of this phenomenon:
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Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 02, 2014, 05:30:49 pm
Ongoing development is half the fun!  Also, half your paycheck.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: niam2023 on October 05, 2014, 03:15:22 am
My major guilty pleasure is watching paranormal shows. My current favourite is A Haunting, mostly for how well they portray the Ghost / Demon of the Week, and for actual drama. You cannot tell how an episode is gonna end.

I hope another show comes on / comes back on for the Halloween season.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Igor on October 08, 2014, 03:29:52 am
Starting season 2 of Twin Peaks, can't wait to watch the show fall apart after they reveal who the killer is! Also I just read that the show's been, somehow, renewed for a bunch more episodes that are gonna come out in a couple years, now I'm all excited!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 08, 2014, 03:43:33 am
Couple?  Try next year.

Ironbite-25 years later as a character on the show predicted.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Igor on October 08, 2014, 03:45:32 am
The thing I read said they were set to air in 2016. In any case, I think I picked the right time to marathon this show, given that.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on October 08, 2014, 04:01:30 am
Halt and Catch Fire is a pretty good period drama, only 10 episodes long with a second season on the way so anybody can marathon it in a day or two.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Igor on October 08, 2014, 04:06:40 am
Halt and Catch Fire is a pretty good period drama, only 10 episodes long with a second season on the way so anybody can marathon it in a day or two.
I want to watch it! Ever since I heard an interview about it on Q I've wanted to see it, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on October 08, 2014, 05:31:51 am
Halt and Catch Fire is a pretty good period drama, only 10 episodes long with a second season on the way so anybody can marathon it in a day or two.
I want to watch it! Ever since I heard an interview about it on Q I've wanted to see it, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere.

I torrented them all, you should be able to find the torrent files on any of the big torrent sites.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 09, 2014, 07:46:38 am
Finished up season four of The Walking Dead on Netflix.  All I gotta say is HOLY FUCK.

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Post by: Art Vandelay on October 14, 2014, 05:19:59 am
I just discovered that The Moaning of Life is a thing. As a fan of Karl Pilkington, this pleases me greatly.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Askold on October 26, 2014, 02:45:19 pm
I started watching Arrow on Netflix.

Am I the only one who thinks the "mascara mask" looks silly? And occasionally it feels silly that Queen bothers to take off the makeup and put it back on so meticulously between some scene changes.

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I just think that wearing an actual mask over his eyes like the one in comics would be more practical AND do a better job concealing his features...

Not that such a mask works well anyway.

But I do like all the references to DC villains in the series.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on November 18, 2014, 08:16:21 pm
I'm about 4 episodes into series 5 of The Walking Dead, and...

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Post by: mellenORL on December 12, 2014, 08:20:52 pm
Yay! "Marco Polo" season one is on Netflix now. I read that book as many times as I read The Lord of the Rings trilogy as a kid. I sure hope it's as good as the trailers look!
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Post by: niam2023 on January 02, 2015, 10:04:08 pm
I admit I like American Horror Story Freakshow, mostly for the deranged, oddly engaging, psychopathic man-baby that currently functions as the main antagonist.

Helps he is played by Finn Wittrock.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: guizonde on September 13, 2015, 06:09:06 pm
by the powers of the damned, let this thread rise from its dark slumber. i call upon the necromantic gods to revive this thread.

just finished season three of hannibal.

quick explanation. this series is based of the books by thomas harris. the events happen before the events in red dragon (chronologically, before the silence of the lambs). we meet will graham, a criminal analyst (for lack of a better term), who partners up with psychiatrist hannibal lecter to solve a series of crimes by a serial killer nicknamed the chesapeake ripper.

the series is aesthetically beautiful as it is deranged. i loved every minute of it. not just because it elevates gore to an art level (litterally. the corpses are made to look beautifully refined), but because it is a show that has a real vibe to it. the mysteries make you ponder, the cliffhangers keep you on the edge of your seat, and the acting... oh, my, the acting. truly a perfect cast, and gorgeously shot. the scenario is full of twists and turns that keep you guessing.

i'm not much for shows, but this leviathan rocked my world hard. i loved the books, the movies (well, the silence of the lambs and red dragon, the other two were a miss), and this show is a worthy heir to the books.

go watch it now.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Even Then on September 13, 2015, 06:14:02 pm
Does anime count? I've been watching Revolutionary Girl Utena, and I really dig it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on September 13, 2015, 06:31:41 pm
Kamen Rider Drive is about to end and I will have a sad.  Even the bad guys I've come to grow and love.  Well except for one.

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Ironbite-so glad he's getting what's his next episode.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sigmaleph on September 13, 2015, 08:51:06 pm
by the powers of the damned, let this thread rise from its dark slumber. i call upon the necromantic gods to revive this thread.

just finished season three of hannibal.

quick explanation. this series is based of the books by thomas harris. the events happen before the events in red dragon (chronologically, before the silence of the lambs). we meet will graham, a criminal analyst (for lack of a better term), who partners up with psychiatrist hannibal lecter to solve a series of crimes by a serial killer nicknamed the chesapeake ripper.

the series is aesthetically beautiful as it is deranged. i loved every minute of it. not just because it elevates gore to an art level (litterally. the corpses are made to look beautifully refined), but because it is a show that has a real vibe to it. the mysteries make you ponder, the cliffhangers keep you on the edge of your seat, and the acting... oh, my, the acting. truly a perfect cast, and gorgeously shot. the scenario is full of twists and turns that keep you guessing.

i'm not much for shows, but this leviathan rocked my world hard. i loved the books, the movies (well, the silence of the lambs and red dragon, the other two were a miss), and this show is a worthy heir to the books.

go watch it now.

I'm only up to season 2 (it's what's up on Netflix) but I fully endorse this.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Askold on September 19, 2015, 03:43:23 pm
I'm not sure if this show is out yet but it looks interesting.

I saw the first trailer today:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlwV3scCgAM
This was apparently some sort of proof of concept and it certainly got my interest.

Note that the show has an EVIL MIME.

Also note that the EVIL MIME looks a bit like the gang from Clockwork Orange but maybe that is just me.

Also note that the EEEVIL MIME can make weapons by miming their use. He pretends to use a detonator and a building blows up. (Also you always see what he is using from the shadows.)

...The main characters also seem interesting and I like the cute romance thingy between them...

MORE VIDEOS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFT-lPzuOr0
So they turned it into 3D CGI rather than drawn but this is not a major problem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ebWKLH8pzo
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sigmaleph on September 19, 2015, 09:41:40 pm
I saw this a while ago and forgot about it!

It's already started airing in Korea, release in America is supposed to begin in December.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Askold on September 20, 2015, 03:11:57 pm
Ok, so I do get WAY too excited over new things occasionally and I was able to track down the first two episodes of Ladybug (Korean voices english fansubs) and it does seem like an ok show but I am not happy with some of the things.

a) No sign of the EEEVIL MIME yet.

b) The original 2D trailer showed Adrian rejecting Marinette's advances just like Ladybug rejects Cat Noir's advances and it made it into a funny, symmetrical love comedy, based on them not knowing each others secret identity. In the actual series Ladybug is seen rejecting Cat Noir's advances and flirting but Marinette never actually gets rejected by Adrian. Instead they have her clumsily fail all her attempts to ask him out or confess her love. He doesn't even notice that she is interested in him. I suppose it is possible they did for comedy's sake to focus on her being "clumsy and awkward" but this spoils the symmetry and I fear it might have been done simply because they don't want to show a girl get rejected by the guy she is in love with (at least not when the "victim" isn't the "cruel, clingy and shallow" girl that seems to "deserve" not being liked by the guy.)

Meanwhile there seems to be no hesitation on showing a guy getting rejected by the girl he loves.

c) I am going to spoiler this guess on the big reveal on the show:
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Post by: SCarpelan on September 22, 2015, 06:48:45 pm
The first episode of Psychobitches was just shown in the Finnish TV. An awesome series about women from history and legends talking to a therapist. What does Edith Piaf regret, Sarah bragging about Abraham's virility, Judy Garland going through a manic episode, Jean d'Arc as a rebellious teen...

I couldn't resist checking more clips from Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ADGrq8cQco
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: rookie on September 23, 2015, 12:37:20 pm
I caught the pilot for the new Muppet Show. It's done like The Office, a fake documentary whe they're talking to the camera. Too early to tell how good it'll be, but I like the concept. Could be pretty good for the folks who remember the Muppets.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: nickiknack on September 30, 2015, 01:56:34 pm
In couple of weeks Star Wars Rebels comes back on. YAY!!!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on September 30, 2015, 05:00:56 pm
And last night Agents of Shield came back.

Ironbite-JEMMA LIVES!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: guizonde on September 30, 2015, 05:42:29 pm
And last night Agents of Shield came back.

Ironbite-JEMMA LIVES!

as soon as i get a good connection (and not this public network stopgap) i'm so jumping back onboard. shame it couldn't to happen to hannibal as well, or cowboy bebop...

hope that 343 keeps popping some halo shorts as well, forward unto dawn and halo nightfall were awesome.

and because of my cruddy internet speed, i'm back to watching trigun, after being on a batman the animated series (+ batman beyond) binge.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: guizonde on October 16, 2015, 12:46:07 pm
sorry for the double post.

got a good connection. watched agents of shield. made of win.

also,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKtoEM22l9Y

7 parts, this is my favorite. courtesy of the bbc, truly, a rocking documentary series.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ghoti on October 18, 2015, 06:52:27 am
One of my friends keeps saying I would like Cowboy Bebop, but I've never really been into anime (the closest thing to anime I ever liked was Teen Titans and that was just animesque). From what I've seen, the premise looks interesting and I've liked the opening for years without knowing that's what it's from, but I'm a bit old to enter my anime phase. Should I give it a go or just say I'm not interested?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on October 18, 2015, 07:07:43 am
Nothing wrong with watching anime at any age (provided you don't go full or even part weeaboo). I say watch a few episodes and see if it grabs your interest.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: guizonde on October 18, 2015, 07:36:27 am
dongy, go ahead. it's a very well-written anime. very adult feel, with some philosophical implications mixed in with a really cool space-opera world and a film noir ambiance. definitely my favorite anime.

also, it's 25 episodes and a movie, so it's really short seeing the splash it made. it gets real good after the 10 episode mark where the character backstories are explored.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 18, 2015, 10:16:12 am
Thirding the "give it a go" thingy.  Also, Dongy, it doesn't matter how old you are, you're never "too old" to like...well, anything, anime included.  I'm 26 and still love Dragon Ball Z.  My brother's 30 and is the same way.

As for me, almost done watching Jericho for...fifth, maybe sixth time since I was introduced to it.  I have to say, I'm really sad that they got canceled so early.  Its one of the only post-apocalyptic shows I find at all believable and interesting.  The Walking Dead is interesting and a little believable, but Jericho just makes more sense with regards to people and communities.  That and Jericho doesn't have undead to contend with, sooooo...yeah.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Even Then on October 18, 2015, 10:42:39 am
The age for having an anime phase is arbitrary. The concept of anime phase is arbitrary. Everything is arbitrary.

Go for it, if that's what you feel like doing.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: TheL on October 18, 2015, 10:43:56 am
Does anime count? I've been watching Revolutionary Girl Utena, and I really dig it.

Utena's great.  Crunchyroll also has one of the anime that inspired it, a series from the 70s called Rose of Versailles.  It's about a cross-dressing soldier during the lead-up to the French Revolution.  It follows her and Marie Antoinette from their teen years, right on through the Revolution until the characters' respective deaths.  Best of all, even though Lady Oscar is a fictional character, all the other major players are real historical personages, and much of what's described in the show actually happened.

I've also been watching Yona of the Dawn, Magi, and the new Muppets series.

Oh, and the Late Show.  Hubby and I will DVR it and binge-watch the whole week on Saturdays.  Steven Colbert is <3.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Svata on October 31, 2015, 12:45:49 am
Just did my yearly tradition of watching one ep of Hellsing Ultimate per day at the end of October, culminating in watching ep 10 as it became Halloween, and immediately after ep 9. Except I had to watch half of 8 as well, because I ran out of time Thursday. Things got awkward a couple times, such as when the very Christian director of the program I'm in walked in while I was watching Wednesday,
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So that was a fun thing to explain. Explained it as my only lasting tradition, and he let it slide, so long as I skip past the rest oftbe sequence, which I was, frankly, glad to have an excuse to do.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: guizonde on October 31, 2015, 11:22:59 am
i've been on a criminal minds kick lately. even if it's hollywood psychology, they do try and fact-check as much as possible. even if it's formulaic, it's an entertaining formula, so that's a good point.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 31, 2015, 06:22:17 pm
Know what's a good show?  The Flash.  Seriously.  It doesn't take itself too seriously like Arrow does and actually embraces it's comic book roots.

Ironbite-hoping to finish up Season 1 in time for the Season 2 mid season break so I can catch up.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sigmaleph on October 31, 2015, 07:32:12 pm
I found The Flash kind of frustrating to watch, to be honest.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on October 31, 2015, 07:37:35 pm
It was in the beginning when they were doing the whole unrequited love thing with Iris then Christmas episode happens and suddenly that's not a thing anymore.

Ironbite-then it picks up big time.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: lord gibbon on November 01, 2015, 02:27:38 am
Yeah, The Flash is what superheroes should be. Bright and optimistic, with spectacular concepts.

I myself have been on an anime binge lately. Rewatching Gurren Lagann and Nanoha.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sigmaleph on November 01, 2015, 09:31:28 pm
Yeah, The Flash is what superheroes should be. Bright and optimistic, with spectacular concepts.

I guess that why I didn't like it. (my favourite superhero story is Worm. that's not what anyone would ever call bright and optimistic)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: guizonde on November 02, 2015, 05:49:10 am
Yeah, The Flash is what superheroes should be. Bright and optimistic, with spectacular concepts.

I guess that why I didn't like it. (my favourite superhero story is Worm. that's not what anyone would ever call bright and optimistic)

you might like the "transmetropolitan" series of comics if you enjoy depraved and grimdark universes.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: TheL on November 05, 2015, 07:43:12 am
OMG, Supergirl.  Supergirl is awesome.

(One minor peeve, though.  Too many people are acting like dicks, assuming that the "because I'm a girl" argument is going to come out of Supergirl's mouth.  Um...what?)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: mellenORL on November 07, 2015, 09:40:45 pm
I just watched "Patriot", a new pilot for a potential series on Amazon. I only wish it was on Netflix, because then a lot more of you all could see it. It's a dark and hilarious espionage dramedy. Think, the Office with covert ops. Great writing that assumes the viewer has a brain, great acting, great cinematography, etc.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on November 07, 2015, 09:58:12 pm
I just watched "Patriot", a new pilot for a potential series on Amazon. I only wish it was on Netflix, because then a lot more of you all could see it. It's a dark and hilarious espionage dramedy. Think, the Office with covert ops. Great writing that assumes the viewer has a brain, great acting, great cinematography, etc.

Hm.  Maybe I should check it out.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sleepy on December 23, 2015, 09:26:00 pm
I'm resurrecting this thread to cry about Dance with Devils.

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Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 22, 2016, 07:57:01 pm
Just thought I'd fuck this thread back to life so I can mention that I've been of a bit of a Top Gear kick, lately. Not so much the regular episodes, but their various road trips are great. Gotta love all of their antics.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Igor on February 22, 2016, 08:35:51 pm
I'm currently trying to power through as much of Star trek: TNG as I can before netflix removes it on me
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 22, 2016, 09:03:30 pm
I've watched...five or so seasons of SG-1 on Hulu in the past few weeks.  Good god, I almost forgot how much fun this show was.  Still can't believe they canned it in favour of Battlestar Galactica 2 Stargate Universe, just because the Galactica reboot was kinda popular at the time.  Annnnnd, now, nobody fucking remembers it except the whole "everyone's a cylon" gimmick, because it was a boring piece of crap with no staying power and nauseating shaky-cam.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Askold on February 23, 2016, 02:26:49 am
I've watched...five or so seasons of SG-1 on Hulu in the past few weeks.  Good god, I almost forgot how much fun this show was.  Still can't believe they canned it in favour of Battlestar Galactica 2 Stargate Universe, just because the Galactica reboot was kinda popular at the time.  Annnnnd, now, nobody fucking remembers it except the whole "everyone's a cylon" gimmick, because it was a boring piece of crap with no staying power and nauseating shaky-cam.

I seem to recall that the "everyone is a Cylon" bit was thrown in at the end of a season and the writers didn't actually have a plan beyond that. They just got a random idea and thought it was funny.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Tolpuddle Martyr on February 23, 2016, 03:48:00 am
The "writers didn't have a plan" was wholly evident in that mess of a final episode.

Hey, what would a bunch of war-weary space refugees do after they've just finished being chased all over the galaxy by killer robots and that threat has gone?

Probably not say "fuck medicine, plumbing, potable water and sanitation" because they want to get back to nature!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 23, 2016, 08:57:57 am
Honestly, I never did watch a lot of the new Galactica.  I'm not kidding when I say the shaky-cam made me nauseous.  That is a cinematic technique that I find absolutely loathsome and it utterly destroys something that might otherwise be perfectly presentable if it didn't look like the camera was being handled by a bonobo with Tourette's.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on February 23, 2016, 10:27:46 am
Am I the only person then who rather liked the new BattleStar Galactica?  Apart from the last episode of course.  That was bollocks.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Tolpuddle Martyr on February 23, 2016, 03:28:30 pm
Nah-loved it, the writers just literally lost the plot in thr last season.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SCarpelan on February 23, 2016, 03:56:30 pm
Yeah. The first two seasons were great but it became more and more obvious that the writers were desperately trying to juggle more and more plot points without really knowing what to ultimately do with them. Instead of concentrating on bringing the plot points together in a satisfying manner they kept adding more stuff to juggle and the end result was an inevitable disaster.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: davedan on February 23, 2016, 06:38:53 pm
funnily enough I've been watching the old series 'Cracker' with Robbie Coltrane. Great series, Jimmy McGovern's a fucking genius.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: mellenORL on February 23, 2016, 06:45:04 pm
Ha! I can watch all of Cracker on Amazon. Thanks for the idea. I've been binge watching Nurse Jackie because it's been on my watch list for like four years. Nice to have an alternate.

ADDENDUM. Nope. That was a US "remake" of Cracker, and only 10 episodes all told. Fuck regional blocks.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: davedan on February 23, 2016, 07:15:34 pm
No you can't do remake you need Robbie Coltrane.

See if you can get 'Rome' instead, another Jimmy McGovern Bruno Heller  masterpiece.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: mellenORL on February 23, 2016, 07:31:16 pm
Rome? The HBO series? I watched that on disc from Netflix like twice or three times. Wished to hell it could have gone on longer. Two seasons was just not enough.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: davedan on February 23, 2016, 07:32:27 pm
Yeah the HBO series it was awesome. It was meant to go on longer but the set burnt down and it was fucking expensive.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: mellenORL on February 23, 2016, 07:34:15 pm
That's what Lloyds of London is for! Yeah, I remember that now. Sad as hell.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Lt. Fred on February 23, 2016, 10:14:22 pm
Am I the only person then who rather liked the new BattleStar Galactica?  Apart from the last episode of course.  That was bollocks.

Season 3 is the best.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 05, 2016, 02:58:55 pm
Just got around to watching the 3rd season of Tenchi Muyo and holy crap, can you tell how long it was between the 2nd and 3rd seasons.  The voice actor for Ryoko is either a completely different woman, or her voice changed DRAMATICALLY, becoming markedly more high-pitched, same thing with Mihoshi.  Tenchi's dad got a little bit more bass to his voice and Katsuhito's voice has also changed somewhat.  Thankfully, Washu's still the same or else I'd be quite angry, and so are Tenchi, Ayeka, and Sasami.  Also, damn, the emotional gut-punches come as early as the first fucking episode.  Seriously.  In the first episode, Tenchi's first line of dialogue with his father is, I shit you not, "Dad, how did mom die?"  Just, fuck.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on March 11, 2016, 04:12:24 am
Been watching Sons of Anarchy and the season where they go to Belfast?  Wow.  I mean how do you fuck up the details of locations you were actually filming in?

For example, the scene where Clay throws the Belfast charter's President off a roof at the docks.  The background at one point shows the skyline of Belfast and they have the famous H&W shipping cranes (they're kind of the symbols of the city) between City Hall and the Divis hills - the opposite side of the city to the docks which is where the cranes actually are...you know, being shipping cranes and all.  But they filmed at the docks in Belfast, they even had shots of the real cranes so they knew where they were so why in the fake fake cgi background did they put them in a location that not only is wrong but makes no sense?  Even if you're a viewer unfamiliar with Belfast if you're paying attention it makes no sense because the cranes change location (they show the cranes as the Sons arrive at the docks).

The general geography is totally wrong as well, as are the police uniforms, guns and vehicles.  But it's geography for places they actually went to and filmed so they knew where these places were in relation to each other, and there's no way they filmed here for however many weeks and didn't see real police and their vehicles.  It has to be they knew what they were doing was all wrong but they didn't give a fuck.

You might think they couldn't get access to the real uniforms, cars, and guns but the film '71 got just about everything right, and it was a little Scottish film that cost about £12.50 to make.  And '71 is set in 1971 and still they got everything right.  It's almost like they, oh I don't know, did their research and actually cared about what they were making.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on March 11, 2016, 04:14:13 am
Out of curiosity, is this what it's like watching almost any movie or TV show if you live in New York or LA?  How do people from those cities watch anything on TV or at the cinema without having a stroke?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 11, 2016, 10:19:59 am
Willing suspension of disbelief.  In some alternate universe, LA ended up looking like Toronto, I'm sure.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: mellenORL on March 11, 2016, 11:56:01 am
On a brighter note, after playing GTA and Need for Speed games, I have a good feel for how to get around in LA or New York, even though street names are wrong - I navigate by landmarks, anyway.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 13, 2016, 12:49:50 am
Watching Yu Yu Hakusho for the first time in over a decade.  It is REALLY GOD DAMNED WEIRD hearing the voice of Frieza come out of the mouth of an old woman.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Svata on March 13, 2016, 01:55:40 am
Ah, 90s (funimation) anime. Or as I like to call it, The Chris Sabat show, with the man of 1000 voices, Chris Sabat.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 13, 2016, 10:30:45 am
Chris Sabat is right up there, for me, with Crispin Freeman (Alucard, I pick his voice out of a show instantly) and Steve Blum (Spike Spiegel).  Only one that wins over them is Sean Schemmel, because that man absolutely NAILED Goku from day one.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: niam2023 on March 22, 2016, 05:53:24 pm
I really was enjoying FOX's Second Chance show, but it seems like when I like a show other people just don't, and as a result the shows I like get cut short.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SCarpelan on June 20, 2016, 05:43:16 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX3u0IlBBO4

A scifi/western show on HBO. Produced by JJ Abrams and Jonathan Nolan. The cast includes names like sir Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris.

*Drool*
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Svata on June 21, 2016, 11:30:57 am
So I just got Netflix. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on June 21, 2016, 11:40:26 am
So I just got Netflix. Any recommendations?

I have a few.  There's the obvious Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but I think Grace and Frankie is worth a shot too.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SCarpelan on June 21, 2016, 03:51:57 pm
So I just got Netflix. Any recommendations?
Trailer Park Boys.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sigmaleph on June 21, 2016, 07:06:21 pm
So I just got Netflix. Any recommendations?

Sense8
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: davedan on June 21, 2016, 07:07:12 pm
So I just got Netflix. Any recommendations?

Chill
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on June 24, 2016, 09:42:36 am
So I just got Netflix. Any recommendations?

Marvel.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cloud3514 on October 06, 2016, 12:28:33 am
So. Luke Cage. It's really damn good.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Askold on October 06, 2016, 02:11:43 am
All the Star Trek films (apart from the two newest ones) are available at least on the Finnish Netflix. (No series for me even though I wanted to start binge watching Next Generation...)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 06, 2016, 07:14:40 am
Do you guys have Hulu?  Dunno if it region locks shit, but I do know they have every Trek series ever and prolly some of the older movies.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Askold on October 06, 2016, 07:25:01 am
It only works in USA. (I guess there's some way around it but I'm an amateur in this kinds of stuff.)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 06, 2016, 03:21:55 pm
Really?  Well, that's fucking lame.  Ya know, you region-locking cunts, if you opened up your shit you'd get more customers.  Also, I dunno if anyone's told you this or not, but I'm gonna let you in on a little secret of business: more customers, and this might blow your fucking mind, means more money.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cloud3514 on October 06, 2016, 06:21:23 pm
American Netflix has everything Star Trek except the Kelvin movies, so I think I can safely say fuck region locks.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SCarpelan on October 06, 2016, 06:33:16 pm
Yeah, you can get around the region lock with a simple VPN software like CyberGhost. I'm just hesitant myself about giving false information in the subscription form together with my real payment details (Hulu asks your zip code) since I don't know how seriously the copyright holders take it.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on October 07, 2016, 12:57:01 am
I've been giving Archer a look recently. Is it just me, or is it practically a Futurama clone? The only appreciable difference I can think of is the setting. The main characters are plot formula are almost identical.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 07, 2016, 06:40:24 am
It gets into its own after a little bit, but yeah, the early parts are kinda like Futurama, now that I think about it.  Well, that and the producers' previous works, Frisky Dingo and Sealab 2021.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on November 28, 2016, 04:26:46 am
So it seems The Grand Tour, the new car show starring the original Top Gear trio, is airing. I'll have to check it out in the very near future.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Søren on February 15, 2017, 03:42:11 am
Im watching the Hannibal series.

I swear to god if I see this fucking stag hallucination one more time.....
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SheChire on May 19, 2017, 11:42:15 am
So, who else is binging new season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? Fey seriously went overboard this time, it`s a fucking live action family guy at this point and we`re loving it with Matt.  ;D
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Cloud3514 on July 16, 2017, 03:22:28 pm
Fanboys are upset that The BBC cast a woman to play The Doctor. I wish I could say I was surprised.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Askold on July 16, 2017, 03:41:35 pm
Yeah, the crybabies complaining about mean old women stealing shows from men are as predictable as they are disappointing.

In another not-a-surprise GG and Trump fans are among the complainers. Because of course they are.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on July 16, 2017, 05:08:12 pm
Not Agatha Freeman?  NO DICE BBC!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: The_Queen on July 16, 2017, 06:37:52 pm
Fanboys are upset that The BBC cast a woman to play The Doctor. I wish I could say I was surprised.

Let's not forget that the same people got mad that a black man dare play a storm-trooper. Never mind that the show explained it by saying the First Order moved away from clones, opting to impress children into its army. But, fragile white-boys will cry about anything.*

*And before Lana cries, I'm using fragile as a qualifier for white boys, in contrast to confident white boys who are not threatened by women and black people.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Svata on July 16, 2017, 09:06:02 pm
Know what's pretty great? My twitter is blowing up with support for the new Doctor. Goes to show that people who actually watch the show like this change. They're mostly disappointed that the Doctor is not also a ginger or a POC, though.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Skybison on July 16, 2017, 09:40:27 pm
Know what's pretty great? My twitter is blowing up with support for the new Doctor. Goes to show that people who actually watch the show like this change. They're mostly disappointed that the Doctor is not also a ginger or a POC, though.

Or a ginger of colour.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: davedan on July 16, 2017, 10:11:13 pm
Fanboys are upset that The BBC cast a woman to play The Doctor. I wish I could say I was surprised.

Let's not forget that the same people got mad that a black man dare play a storm-trooper. Never mind that the show explained it by saying the First Order moved away from clones, opting to impress children into its army. But, fragile white-boys will cry about anything.*

*And before Lana cries, I'm using fragile as a qualifier for white boys, in contrast to confident white boys who are not threatened by women and black people.

Pretty sure Lana is gone.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 16, 2017, 10:14:17 pm
Know what's pretty great? My twitter is blowing up with support for the new Doctor. Goes to show that people who actually watch the show like this change. They're mostly disappointed that the Doctor is not also a ginger or a POC, though.

Or a ginger of colour.

Otherwise known as a chocolate orange (or Orange of Chocolate (OoC), if you want the Tumblr-approved version).
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Eiki-mun on July 17, 2017, 03:05:12 am
Know what's pretty great? My twitter is blowing up with support for the new Doctor. Goes to show that people who actually watch the show like this change. They're mostly disappointed that the Doctor is not also a ginger or a POC, though.

That could pretty much just mean that you follow liberal Twitter people, honestly. Though all of my Doctor Who-fan friends seem to enjoy the idea too, even the conservative-leaning ones.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Svata on July 17, 2017, 05:02:41 am
Yeah, my twitter is pretty liberal.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Skybison on July 17, 2017, 09:32:19 pm
https://www.thebeaverton.com/2017/07/appease-male-fans-doctor-announces-every-dalek-will-visible-penis/

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After severe backlash from male fans following the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the first-ever female Doctor, the producers of Doctor Who have announced that every single Dalek in the new series will have a penis and testicles visible at all times.

“We thought people would be excited by Jodie because she’s such an accomplished actress,” said showrunner Chris Chibnall. “But the fans have spoken: good sci-fi needs dicks and balls, apparently.”

Daleks are one of the main villains of the Doctor Who universe, first appearing in 1963. While the show creators never explicitly stated the sex of the small mutants, the addition of male anatomy to their heads has been met with excitement.

“I was angry because a female Doctor made no sense. I mean, how am I supposed to connect emotionally to a non-male character?” said longtime fan Curtis Mayflower. “But with this change, the belligerent creatures who display inexplicable fear of and rage towards the Doctor are now strangely relatable.”

However, others see in these penises another push for unnecessary inclusiveness.

“Oh sure, you think the show runners are standing up for tradition,” said longtime fan Kyle Marcus. “But one of those Daleks had a black penis. We all know Daleks are white. It’s canon!”

This is reminiscent of male outrage over Ghostbusters, which lead to the release of an alternate cut where Slimer is fully erect for the entire film.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: niam2023 on August 03, 2017, 10:18:40 pm
I love me some Investigation Discovery - just watched Deadly Sins last night, and I'll try and watch some more tonight. I'll cop to a morgue fascination with these kinds of things - I really enjoy reading about and listening to accounts of what certain killers did, why they did it, and lurid and often sexual details.

I will say Jared Remy in Deadly Sins' re-enactment is significantly better looking than the real version.

Likewise with Sheila LaBarre - while they did leave out some of the more horrifying details, the actress herself was both mind bogglingly beautiful and totally horrifying. Very good performance.

I must say I enjoy the sexed up depictions. There is a certain forbidden allure to it - you're not supposed to sex up murderers, serial killers and sociopaths...which is what makes it so very alluring and sometimes downright arousing to watch, for a sociopath.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: pyro on August 03, 2017, 11:50:40 pm
Hasn't The Doctor already respawned as a woman? I remember something about the companion being straight, female, and disappointed as a result.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on August 05, 2017, 03:13:51 pm
Oh hai there Voltron Season 3.  Where'd you come from?

Ironbite-and you're giving us such awesome backstory on EVERYTHING too!
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Lana Reverse on August 14, 2017, 11:15:03 pm
Regarding the female Doctor backlash, there's a study suggesting that the media cherry-picked the worst tweets (http://https:/www.brandwatch.com/blog/react-doctor-who-13/), blowing the whole thing out of proportion. And Moffat wants the media to stop making mountains of molehills (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/doctor-who-steven-moffat-jodie-whittaker-backlash-comic-con-2017-1023733).

Quote from: Steven Moffat
There has been so many press articles about a backlash among the Doctor Who fandom about casting a female Doctor. There has been no backlash at all. The story of the moment is that the notionally conservative Doctor Who fandom has utterly embraced that change completely. Eighty percent approval on social media, not that I check these things obsessively. So many people wanting to pretend there is a problem. There isn't. It's been incredibly progressive and enlightened and that's what really happened. I wish every other journalist who is writing the alternative would shut the hell up.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: niam2023 on August 15, 2017, 12:05:45 am
Just the fact these neckbeards crawled out of the woods and vomited that all out about such a thing is indicting enough about the kind of culture festering in nerd culture.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: pyro on August 15, 2017, 01:06:27 pm
Lana Reverse isn't wrong here. Once you have more than 10,000 fans, even 1% of your fandom is still 100 people, and that's enough people to form a mob and make the news.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 15, 2017, 11:47:07 pm
Warning, Game o' Thrones spoilers...

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Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: ironbite on August 15, 2017, 11:59:03 pm
In case nobody read that...Jon Snow knows nothing.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Lana Reverse on August 16, 2017, 01:10:04 am
That's his Stark blood acting up. Dangerous mistakes are kind of their thing.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 16, 2017, 09:59:14 am
That's... startlingly true.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on August 16, 2017, 12:26:31 pm
That's... startlingly true.

You mean STARKINGLY true, don't you?

(https://m.popkey.co/bcef74/Q8gLV.gif)
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sigmaleph on August 16, 2017, 09:54:35 pm
Warning, Game o' Thrones spoilers...

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Wights are not zombies, though? like canonically wights are caused by the white walkers, not by other wights. There's no indication someone killed by a wight when there aren't white walkers around becomes a wight

Then again if D&D want a zombie apocalypse they're not gonna let a silly thing like canon get in their way, so.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 16, 2017, 10:33:08 pm
I forgot about that bit...hm.  Maybe not as stupid as I'd thought, but still damned stupid.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SCarpelan on August 20, 2017, 07:46:16 pm
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He'll just use the same teleporter he used to visit Dragonstone and that pretty much every character is using nowadays when they need to be somewhere. Why would time suddenly have a meaning when traveling in Westeros?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 20, 2017, 07:47:23 pm
Sansa mentioned him being gone for weeks.  Just because people don't sit down when you're there doesn't mean they don't when you're not looking.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Askold on August 20, 2017, 11:56:20 pm
Does a zombie have to follow all the movie-zombie cliches to be a zombie? Because voodoo-zombies don't turn the people they kill into zombies either so they'd be disqualified as well.

I mean if the only way to make more undead is by having a necromancer/voodoo-priest/mage-type-thingy raise the dead, but otherwise the undead (or some of them at least) act like zombies, is that really so different from what people consider to be zombies?
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SCarpelan on August 21, 2017, 03:48:46 am
Sansa mentioned him being gone for weeks.  Just because people don't sit down when you're there doesn't mean they don't when you're not looking.
It was not the most egregious example but the show plays loose with either time or geography all the time. The new episode is an excellent example of how people/dragons/ravens travel huge distances between scenes that are just a couple of days apart at most.

Edit: I don't really expect the writers to calculate how much time it would take for people to travel, being vague with time is a totally acceptable way to spread a little smokescreen to keep the suspension of disbelief up. Unfortunately, it can get distracting when it gets too obvious or when the constantly speeding up narrative makes the transportation seem even more like teleportation.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 21, 2017, 09:03:24 am
Actually, the whole dragon being able to cover vast distances isn't as inaccurate as one might think.  Assuming Westeros is comparable in size to Britain, then it wouldn't be unreasonable to assume that the distance between Dragonstone and wherever Jon's coterie was happened to be about 1500km.  Assuming Dany covered that distance in one full day's flight (24 hrs), then she'd have been cruising at a comfortable 62.5km/h (38.84mph).  Absolutely blistering by Westerosi standards, but by ours, that's a slow stroll to the grocery store.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SCarpelan on August 21, 2017, 10:36:46 am
The distance from Dragonstone to Eastwatch-by-the-Sea is closer to 2300 miles. Assuming a raven travels ~30 miles / hour (they have been measured to fly 22-28 mph) the message would take over 3 days to reach Dany. When you consider that the bird needs to stop to rest and feed and can't travel at top speed all the time I'd say it's closer to a week before Dany would reach them assuming her dragons can fly the distance without rest.

Edit: fixed the distance between the castles (I misread a map and thought it was 2500 miles) and adjusted the calculations accordingly.

Edit 2: I admit that this is still a few days faster than I intuitively estimated but the point still stands.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 21, 2017, 11:31:55 am
Goes to show how much I know of Westeros geography, lol.  So, yeah, even if they managed to stave off death for about 5 days (kinda unlikely given that they were in a frozen shithole), and assuming the bird needed at least a full 24 hours of rest (in total) to get to Dany, and one day for Dany to travel, then she'd be clipping along just over 150km/h (~100mph).  Still not infeasible, given we know exactly nothing about how fast dragons can really go when they're at full tilt, but the party living nearly a week on whatever rations they had in the middle of a frozen lake with nothing but their own body heat does kinda beggar beleif.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: SCarpelan on September 28, 2017, 09:22:49 pm
Heh. Apparently the redpillers have found the reason for the decline in GoT's writing during the last few seasons: feminism. Having badly written strong female characters can't be the result of incompetence or misjudged priorities in general, it must be the F-word. The fact that plotlines and male characters show similar symptoms of careless writing and tendency toward simplification doesn't matter. For example, the reason the TV Sand Snakes are so cringeworthy isn't that their actions are in conflict with their motives or they have no depth as characters, it's the fact that they are capable fighters who kill men who are bigger than them.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Sigmaleph on September 29, 2017, 07:33:43 pm
Ah, yes, feminism. Deciding that Rhaegar would insult his wife and children by annulling his marriage? Feminism! Making Sansa and Arya fight for no reason? Feminism! Making the fall of Highgarden happen in five seconds because mumble mumble flowers? Feminism! Daenerys' bullshit wheel metaphor? Feminism!!

look I have an extensive catalogue of things I dislike about GoT writing in the last couple of seasons I could do this all day

but I won't, probably because of feminists or something.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: niam2023 on October 05, 2017, 08:53:53 pm
So, in an ongoing contest between TLC, MTV and now ITV2, there is a reality tv show called Bromans. It is a show about bros from Britain being put in some weird approximation of Rome. In the age of Jersey Shore, Geordie Shore, and all of the varying competitors how on earth can this one tv show set itself up as more explicit and sexualized than the competition? How can ITV2 make their impact felt?

Easily.

They just did this.

(https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/bro9.png?strip=all&quality=100&w=960)

They proceeded to immediately strip the dudes down, and make them stand out in the sun while their girlfriends competed to get them clothes. Those who failed to acquire clothes were instead given skimpy loincloths.

They've commenced absurd competitions and Gladiator-style fighting between the guys, while the girlfriends help enable them during the competitions.

History majors are reportedly combusting in rage.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Dakota Bob on October 09, 2017, 06:35:01 pm
Star Trek is back! first 4 episodes have been hit and miss, but I'm excited to see where they take this. Mostly I'm just super excited to be watching a new Star Trek show for the first time since I became a fan.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 05, 2018, 08:20:37 pm
Wise fwom your gwaveeeeeee!

Finished Netflix's first season of The Punisher yesterday, and MY.  GOD.  Jon Bernthal, as far as I'm concerned, is Frank Castle.  That shit was made for him.  Few things have left me more unbelievably erect.
Title: Re: TV Shows
Post by: Katsuro on April 16, 2018, 12:20:45 pm

Wights are not zombies, though? like canonically wights are caused by the white walkers, not by other wights. There's no indication someone killed by a wight when there aren't white walkers around becomes a wight

Then again if D&D want a zombie apocalypse they're not gonna let a silly thing like canon get in their way, so.

Well I've personally heard D&D, as well as several directors and assistant directors, refer to wights as zombies...but way back in Season 5 various high-up members of the production were insistent that they aren't zombies.  So make of that what you will.