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Title: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on June 10, 2014, 02:03:57 PM
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Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: hatmoose on June 10, 2014, 02:08:40 PM
adventure time is a cool show let's discuss it if you wish to

what else is the hot tv show, there's new pretty little liars
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Post by: AaronTheCabe on June 10, 2014, 02:21:47 PM
Orphan Black is killer. Best writing on tv and they just introduced a new clone that is Tran. never seen that on normal tv before
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on June 10, 2014, 02:28:09 PM
adventure time is a cool show let's discuss it if you wish to

what else is the hot tv show, there's new pretty little liars
My friend let me make a profile on his netflix account so I've been watching Adventure Time from the beginning. It all makes more sense that way. I'd only seen a couple of episodes and it just seemed weird. Seeing it in order is better. I've been watching regular show almost since the beginning though. That show is awesome. The only thing I watch on tv is cartoons.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: hatmoose on June 10, 2014, 02:30:32 PM
adventure time is a cool show let's discuss it if you wish to

what else is the hot tv show, there's new pretty little liars
My friend let me make a profile on his netflix account so I've been watching Adventure Time from the beginning. It all makes more sense that way. I'd only seen a couple of episodes and it just seemed weird. Seeing it in order is better. I've been watching regular show almost since the beginning though. That show is awesome. The only thing I watch on tv is cartoons.

you absolutely must watch them in order, in my opinion

http://www.watchcartoononline.com/anime/adventure-time

there's a lot of really good episodes of this show
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on June 10, 2014, 02:32:29 PM
adventure time is a cool show let's discuss it if you wish to

what else is the hot tv show, there's new pretty little liars
My friend let me make a profile on his netflix account so I've been watching Adventure Time from the beginning. It all makes more sense that way. I'd only seen a couple of episodes and it just seemed weird. Seeing it in order is better. I've been watching regular show almost since the beginning though. That show is awesome. The only thing I watch on tv is cartoons.

you absolutely must watch them in order, in my opinion

http://www.watchcartoononline.com/anime/adventure-time

there's a lot of really good episodes of this show
Yeah I really didn't care for it just seeing scattered episodes, now I'm really enjoying it
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: hatmoose on June 10, 2014, 02:33:35 PM
what part are you at
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on June 10, 2014, 02:43:27 PM
what part are you at
I just passed the episode where they help the annoying slug find a girlfriend. That episode is one of the only early ones I don't care for, I'd seen it before.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: hatmoose on June 10, 2014, 02:47:14 PM
post itt everytime you see a cool ep
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Post by: skateandannoy on June 10, 2014, 09:54:58 PM
I will! I watch a couple episodes a day while I clean my house and fix my resume to get a job and take care/ hang out with my dog and stuff, so I'll probably do that a lot!
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: amanda on June 11, 2014, 04:38:08 AM
Orphan Black is killer. Best writing on tv and they just introduced a new clone that is Tran. never seen that on normal tv before

I am currently obsessed with Orphan Black right now.  It's soooo good.


I'm also really into Game of Thrones right now.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: accidentprone on June 11, 2014, 06:35:38 AM
i signed up for a free trial with time warner so i have free tv and internet and on the 29th day i'm cancelling it and finding the next company that offers free trials... and that's how i will continue to watch the shows that i have recently grown to thoroughly enjoy..

they are included but not limited to Louie, breaking bad (yeah, i know i'm late in the fucking game) and game of thrones. game of thrones wasn't doing much for me until i saw the end of an episode when a guy gouged out someones eyes then crushed his head like a tomato. gratuitous gets my blood flowin..

but bah humbug to this new board... WHY?
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: momitsnowme on June 11, 2014, 09:40:58 PM
Is anyone watching the second season of Orange is the new black?
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Post by: BagginSagginBrian on June 11, 2014, 10:20:43 PM
Is any one else watching Turn?
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: FolkTheGovernment on June 12, 2014, 03:08:50 AM
Sometime before November hopefully I'm going to re-watch Breaking Bad to ease the hype of Better Call Saul
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: hatmoose on June 12, 2014, 08:07:40 AM
Is anyone watching the second season of Orange is the new black?
allison totally just finished it recently, and we're gonna rewatch the whole thing so i can understand wtf happened better

mostly im like 'fuck vee'
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on June 12, 2014, 08:16:18 AM
we just finished re-watching the first season of orange is the new black and we're starting the new season tonight! so stoked

i'm also super into game of thrones but i'm pretty sure waiting for the next season/new book is going to be even more excruciating than breaking bad. ugh. the last episode was dope but i was annoyed that it all centered around the wall/didn't visit anyone else. I NEED UPDATES ON TYRION
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Semi on June 12, 2014, 08:41:25 AM
we just finished re-watching the first season of orange is the new black and we're starting the new season tonight! so stoked

i'm also super into game of thrones but i'm pretty sure waiting for the next season/new book is going to be even more excruciating than breaking bad. ugh. the last episode was dope but i was annoyed that it all centered around the wall/didn't visit anyone else. I NEED UPDATES ON TYRION

Imagine how the wait was for us book readers! Albeit I started reading the books when ASOS was released so I'm not one of those people that's been around since 96 but still. Reading AGOT, ACOK and then (the best fantasy book ever released) ASOS and having to wait for the next part, and that part being the incredibly boring AFFC. It was horrible!

I liked the episode, but yes, I don't feel that the Wall storyline can carry an entire episode on its own, especially when not much even happened. However, the portrayal of Alliser Thorne was incredible in that episode, so gooooooood!!.....

Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on June 12, 2014, 11:05:03 AM
Season two of Orange is the New Black is real disappointing. It's entertaining but it's such a huge step down from the first season and the finale ends with one of the stupidest fucking scenes ever. Oz season 6 level bad/corny.

Got a crush on Lorna Morello though.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on June 13, 2014, 02:01:45 AM
Why is the "new" episode of Maron a rerun?

How the fuck is that new, IFC?
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: rabbit on June 13, 2014, 03:57:52 AM
i've never heard of orphan black ---- what kind of thing is it? is it new?

i've been watching fargo recently - and loving it. the end of every episode absolutely kills me, knowing that it'll be a whole week (!!!) til i can find out what happens next.
have just gotten up to series 5 of the sopranos - been putting it off for years (watched a bit when it was still on TV) but finally decided to take the plunge. really enjoying it, obviously.
after that i'm going to watch true detective. heard it's really good --- anyone here seen it? thoughts? i'm a total sucker for woody harrelson.

Sometime before November hopefully I'm going to re-watch Breaking Bad to ease the hype of Better Call Saul
i don't know about any of the rest of you but i'm almost totally uninterested in better call saul. really loved breaking bad but for some reason i've kind of been completely of the opinion that they should have just left it, no spin offs.
am more than happy to be proven wrong though - i'll probably watch an ep or two just to see how it is.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on June 13, 2014, 08:19:02 AM
i've never heard of orphan black ---- what kind of thing is it? is it new?

i've been watching fargo recently - and loving it. the end of every episode absolutely kills me, knowing that it'll be a whole week (!!!)

totally, fargo is probably one of the best tv series of all time in my opinion. and they really do end each episode with a ...well..not necessarily a cliffhanger but just after epicness (kind of like game of thrones too, which i love so much too Tague! )

Orphan black just started its second season. its BBC America's second or third original series (filmed and produced in Canada with US money/producers to literally a British-Canadian-US co production). I'll describe the very first scene, a girl pick pockets a guy (or something similar) and is escaping pursuit. she hits the train station where she sees herself, a doppleganger/twin someone who looks just like her. Before she can say anything the woman jumps onto the tracks as the train appears, leaving behind her purse with identification and everything. its revealed and no spoiler to tell you that its discovered she was a clone and the main character is as well and there is a whole thing and i just realized i'm making sound boring and stupid and its so much better than that, don't let my sorry description that does it no justice hinder you from seeing it.

It also brings up many interesting cultural cues on nature vs nurture. for one, one close is gay, another is trans. its brings up interesting ideas on what makes a person a person. memory? enculturation? where does the nature end and the nurture begin...

i have never written but always wanted to write my own clone story, which makes many allusion to A Tale of Two Cities, in which the clone is the normal hard working, wife and kids "average joe" type of guy and the original ends up being an addict and on the streets. the main story was going to be in the court room where they have to decide whether the clone has the right to exist as he was created illegally and with the religious right seeing it as an abomination to their way of life. iw as going to end it with the original going to visit the clone after he is found guilty of illegally existing and sentenced to death and they switch places. the whole court room, execution, and switching places is meant to be an homage to tale of two cities
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jer on June 13, 2014, 08:45:34 AM
Why is the "new" episode of Maron a rerun?

How the fuck is that new, IFC?

You're watching illegal streams, aren't you?

The episodes aired out of order in Canada (oddly enough, a lot of streaming sites get their content from Canadian folks). IFC ran it in the right order, so American legal-viewing audiences hadn't seen this episode yet.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on June 13, 2014, 11:54:38 AM
Why is the "new" episode of Maron a rerun?

How the fuck is that new, IFC?

You're watching illegal streams, aren't you?

The episodes aired out of order in Canada (oddly enough, a lot of streaming sites get their content from Canadian folks). IFC ran it in the right order, so American legal-viewing audiences hadn't seen this episode yet.
I watched the first few episodes from torrents after they aired but I have Uverse now. Last night they showed the Caroline Rae episode where Maron's girlfriend breaks up with him at the beginning, and that's been referenced in other episodes this season too, so I would think it would've aired here before the other episodes that also reference it?
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on June 13, 2014, 11:56:06 AM
i've never heard of orphan black ---- what kind of thing is it? is it new?

i've been watching fargo recently - and loving it. the end of every episode absolutely kills me, knowing that it'll be a whole week (!!!)

totally, fargo is probably one of the best tv series of all time in my opinion.
I love Fargo but what in the world. It hasn't even finished its first season.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jer on June 13, 2014, 12:15:12 PM
Last night they showed the Caroline Rae episode where Maron's girlfriend breaks up with him at the beginning, and that's been referenced in other episodes this season too, so I would think it would've aired here before the other episodes that also reference it?

Yeah Maron talked about this on his podcast yesterday, this was supposed to come out yesterday, and did for US viewers. Only Canadian viewers (and people like you and me who watch it from streams and torrents from Canada) saw it as episode two (or three or whatever).

I can't recall it being referenced in any other episodes this season so far, when did you notice it? Unless there are other episodes that Canada released out of order that you saw and I didn't, I'm pretty sure this didn't happen (you dirty lying slippery shit).

Anyway, I'm just sayin what Maron explained, and what IFC has the order of the episodes of on their own website.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jer on June 13, 2014, 12:25:13 PM
oh i see what you're saying, the breakup is referenced in other episodes, not Caroline Rae...

yeah that's because she broke up with him in episode three, after they go through therapy. you didn't notice that they were together again after he hooks up with Caroline Rae when airted out of order? since it was out of order, it went Ep one - together, ep 2 not together and he hooks up with Caroline Rae, episode 3 they're together and going through therapy, and they breakup.

at the begining of the Caroline Rae episode they've already been long broken up, he just finally throws all of her shit out of his house.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jer on June 13, 2014, 12:28:29 PM
here's the correct episode order: http://www.ifc.com/shows/maron/episodes/season-2
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on June 13, 2014, 12:31:56 PM
Oh, I guess I never saw the Ray Romano episode. Hmm.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on June 13, 2014, 12:37:38 PM
My whole life is a lie.
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Post by: Anna Karina on June 13, 2014, 01:02:11 PM
I just realized season two of Rectify starts in less than a week yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssss
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Post by: FolkTheGovernment on June 13, 2014, 10:58:03 PM
Sometime before November hopefully I'm going to re-watch Breaking Bad to ease the hype of Better Call Saul
i don't know about any of the rest of you but i'm almost totally uninterested in better call saul. really loved breaking bad but for some reason i've kind of been completely of the opinion that they should have just left it, no spin offs.
am more than happy to be proven wrong though - i'll probably watch an ep or two just to see how it is.

BrBa left too big of a hole in my heart to not want a spin off. I trust Gilligan to not ruin, hopefully that turns out true.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on June 13, 2014, 11:31:30 PM
I'd rather Vince Gilligan focus on a completely new show, but whatever, I'm fine with it taking like a year before that happens.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: pronetoaccidents on June 14, 2014, 08:50:52 AM
i've never heard of orphan black ---- what kind of thing is it? is it new?

i've been watching fargo recently - and loving it. the end of every episode absolutely kills me, knowing that it'll be a whole week (!!!)

totally, fargo is probably one of the best tv series of all time in my opinion. and they really do end each episode with a ...well..not necessarily a cliffhanger but just after epicness (kind of like game of thrones too, which i love so much too Tague! )



yeah fargo rules. I got that free on demand shit that lets me watch a whole buncha episode and i've been doing just that.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: bee on June 14, 2014, 11:53:39 AM
currently a little over halfway through orange is the new black s2 and i have a couple of eps of orphan black to catch up with.

i am enjoying both.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on June 18, 2014, 01:25:23 AM
Rectify comes back in two days. You guys should watch Rectify. Rectify is real good. The first season is on Netflix and is only six episodes. Catch up! Rectify!

Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on June 18, 2014, 05:23:26 PM
Rectify comes back in two days. You guys should watch Rectify. Rectify is real good. The first season is on Netflix and is only six episodes. Catch up! Rectify!

they film that about 20 minutes from my house. i live in like GA's little hollywood, walking dead filmed on the left, Zombieland on the right, a bunch of other movies i can't list right now. they just built a new film studio around us and i was fired from home depot right before they built a new home depot *just to supply for the film studio*
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Gator Punch on June 22, 2014, 12:09:29 PM
I'm sure this will be as unpopular on here as it is in real life, but I am damn excited for True Blood to start tonight. I know it's terrible. But I love it. I thoroughly enjoyed last season's ridiculousness, and can't wait for the last season.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on July 03, 2014, 06:32:00 AM
I just want to see Better Call Saul. I just read this update which is pretty interesting and could mean the return of quite a few characters from Breaking Bad in cameos.

http://www.movieweb.com/news/better-call-saul-will-take-place-before-during-and-after-breaking-bad

I also just discovered Hannibal and finally have a new show to watch since Fargo ended.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: RankResistance on July 03, 2014, 07:19:56 AM
I just moved into my house and had to change TV providers to Comcast Xfinity. Dealing with them has been the biggest headache of buying a house, including all the mortgage crap. I hate them.

Having said that, their OnDemand setup is a freakin' miracle. I finally was able to start watching Fargo (I've enjoyed it), the past season of Mad Men (not so much. Whatever), and various other things. HBO's on-demand might be worth the price of cable alone.

Kel and I just finished Orange is the New Black yesterday. It was a disappointing season, comparatively speaking. I saw the ending from a mile away but still could not believe it ended in such a dumb way.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on July 03, 2014, 07:44:07 AM
Derek is absolutely amazing.

I also think I have watched all the episodes of Bobs Burgers twice now.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jer on July 03, 2014, 09:45:42 AM
i watched the first episode of Derek and I'm not sure if I like it.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on July 03, 2014, 10:50:36 AM
i watched the first episode of Derek and I'm not sure if I like it.

I didn't like it after one episode either. It took until I finished the first season to like it and now that I've finished the second, I love it.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Semi on July 03, 2014, 01:52:31 PM
I felt like Derek was really sincere, but still felt kind of off and weird. Especially those slow mo sequences where they just pan around the old people  doing bugger all with some inspirational music in the background.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on July 03, 2014, 01:58:46 PM
Everybody needs to watch Rectify. The first season is on Netflix and the season 2 episode 3 is tonight. I've been trying to tell people how good it is for the past like year but no one ever listens, those fools.

I watched the first season of Derek and it was okay if slightly off, but I watched like five minutes of the first episode of season two and I turned it off and don't know if I care to watch it.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: momitsnowme on July 03, 2014, 06:27:36 PM
I just started watching friday night lights
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Post by: pronetoaccidents on July 03, 2014, 09:09:51 PM
this looks good...

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Post by: Anna Karina on July 09, 2014, 03:08:39 AM
I apparently completely failed at getting my best friend to like Nathan For You tonight.

Fuck!
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Post by: kw on July 09, 2014, 09:05:57 AM
re-watching lost for the first time since it originally aired. on season 5 and i gotta say, i still love this garbage.
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Post by: bee on July 19, 2014, 09:13:59 PM
i'm watching all of dawson's creek right now.

yeah really.

i am halfway through season 2.

it's an emotional journey.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on July 20, 2014, 02:53:08 PM
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Post by: Anna Karina on July 24, 2014, 02:47:32 AM
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail is pretty good.
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Post by: pronetoaccidents on July 24, 2014, 03:48:14 AM
my girlfriend got me into that hbo show girls. it has it's moments.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Semi on July 24, 2014, 12:55:13 PM
my girlfriend got me into that hbo show girls. it has it's moments.

I loved the first season of girls. Loved. Then in season 2 they got a lot more serious very quickly, and the characters turned more assholeish every episode, and by season 3 i completely despise every one of them. I guess it's still good if you like watching people being assholes to each other, but I can't really relate to it because it's just too much assholeishness.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on July 27, 2014, 06:57:15 PM
i hated girls

the best new show i've seen is BROAD CITY

i'm re-watching sex and the city from start to finish... holy shit there is some crazy sexist/otherwise problematic bullshit happening and also the 90s were super terrible if you were a grown woman. does not hold up.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on July 27, 2014, 07:06:11 PM
Broad City is tight. Review and Nathan For You are the best current Comedy Central shows though. So glad all three got renewed.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on July 28, 2014, 09:00:34 AM
How not to live your life, is my absolute favorite at the moment.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Semi on July 28, 2014, 12:24:39 PM
Master of Sex is probably the best show running at the moment, too bad it has the worst title in the history of television.
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Post by: amanda on July 28, 2014, 04:36:03 PM
I've just been rewatching Degrassi the Next Generation lately.
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Post by: ramblinrabble on July 29, 2014, 04:23:59 PM
Been watching Friday Night Dinner on UK Netflix.  I've loved it so far.
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Post by: Anna Karina on July 29, 2014, 05:23:24 PM
#TeamWiggins








But srsly, you guys should watch Rectify.


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Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: bee on August 01, 2014, 04:55:19 PM
i have heard good things about broad city but don't really know anything about it.

currently on season 3 of dawson's creek and also hoping to finish off the last couple of episodes of spaced soon.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jer on August 02, 2014, 04:40:38 PM
I thought Broad City would be funny because it's UCB folks and Amy Poehler helped get it made, but it was a huge disappointment.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on August 02, 2014, 04:55:53 PM
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Post by: BlakeK on August 04, 2014, 05:55:13 PM
Apparently, Vince Vaugn is going to be in season 2 of True Detective. I like the idea even though he hasn't been in a good movie in years.
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Post by: Anna Karina on August 04, 2014, 06:37:40 PM
He's in talks for the role but there's nothing concrete yet.
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Post by: Pat2099 on August 04, 2014, 07:21:42 PM
I just watched season 1 of True Detective this weekend too. Season 2 is going to have a hard time living up.... I think it can be done though.
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Post by: BagginSagginBrian on August 08, 2014, 09:09:35 PM
Master of Sex is probably the best show running at the moment, too bad it has the worst title in the history of television.

Agreed on both counts.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on August 08, 2014, 11:19:04 PM
jer hates stoners though so
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Post by: Anna Karina on August 08, 2014, 11:22:52 PM
Sorry, Boardwalk Empire is the best show currently on television until the final season ends.

Masters of Sex is up there though (though I need to catch up). Love Lizzy Caplan.

Also, The Knick just started tonight and that may jump ahead quickly. (For anyone with cable, Cinemax has a free preview weekend if you wanna check it out. Soderbergh!)
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: ramblinrabble on August 09, 2014, 06:17:05 AM
jer hates stoners everything though because he's a cranky old man, so
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on August 10, 2014, 11:26:19 AM
The jump to 1931 seems pretty jarring but I trust 'em.

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Post by: pronetoaccidents on August 16, 2014, 10:55:08 AM
yes Brett, you took the words outta my mouth about the knick. that show rules. 2nd episode wasn't as good as the first (the first was fucking rowdy) but still very good regardless and i'm very excited to see where the show goes
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on August 16, 2014, 11:23:11 AM
Oh shoot, I forgot it's on Fridays. Time to download.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BagginSagginBrian on August 17, 2014, 07:59:01 PM
The knick is just amazing.
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Post by: Anna Karina on August 19, 2014, 02:53:16 PM
Rectify renewed for a third season, all riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on September 01, 2014, 05:53:46 PM
I just started watching The Wire and am halfway through season 2. This show is addictive, though I liked the first season more. Omar in court was pretty great. I would like to see him more. He's one of the best characters. I don't know why I didn't watch this show sooner given all of the hype.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on September 01, 2014, 05:57:50 PM
The Wire is a show I think you need to finish the entire seasons before really judging them. Season two doesn't start off as strongly but I think the final episodes are better than the first season.

Season 4 is where it's really at though.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: IMAWRAETHTHU on September 03, 2014, 07:52:39 PM
I need to buy a frickin oz. sometime so i'll have enough weed to watch all of the mighty boosh!
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on September 06, 2014, 08:43:58 AM
The Wire is a show I think you need to finish the entire seasons before really judging them. Season two doesn't start off as strongly but I think the final episodes are better than the first season.

Season 4 is where it's really at though.
I just finished season 3 and it turned out to be pretty good. I liked it more than season 2. I'm watching the first episode of season 4 now. I have high hopes for it given your high opinion. You are usually right when it comes to tv and movies. Omar is still my favorite character. I'd like to see Brother what's his name team up with him again. They work well together for being so different. I can't believe what happened to Stringer. I figured that Avon and Stringer's positions would be the opposite of what they are now.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BagginSagginBrian on September 07, 2014, 09:21:02 PM
I've been watching "you're the worst" about a dysfunctional relationship,  the writers don't even know the beginning of disfunctional
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Post by: IMAWRAETHTHU on September 12, 2014, 09:17:26 AM
GOD I NEED AN OZ SO I'LL HAVE ENOUGH WEED TO WATCH ALL OF THE MIGHTY BOOSH!!!

Also have consistently heard really good things about Wilfred. I actually have a friend who was misdiagnosed schizophrenic and he said that the finale of wilfred really spoke to him and that he got off antipsychotics, evil things.

Oh wow, I forgot I had already commented that exact statement pretty much about the mighty boosh, lol!
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on September 12, 2014, 07:27:14 PM
I just got done with the Wire and now it's on to the last season of Boardwalk Empire. I hope it's better than last season.

I really liked the Wire. Brett was right, season 4 was the best. I liked season 5 but was kind of disappointed with how Omar ended up. I also would have liked to have seen Marlo go. It was cool how some of the kids took the place of the adult characters.

I just realized now that I'm re watching Boardwalk Empire that the actor who played Omar plays Chalky White. I don't recall seeing him in anything else which is a shame given how talented he is.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on September 12, 2014, 07:52:17 PM
haha how did you not notice Chalky was Omar before? "I ain't building no bookcase" in season one was straight up something Omar would say.

I really like season four of Boardwalk though. Extremely bleak (which is a negative for a lot of people but in my opinion makes the most compelling movies/shows) and Nucky takes kind of a backseat to more interesting stuff with Chalky/Narcisse and the Cicero gang.

My main gripe with The Wire season 5 was McNulty's arc, which I thought didn't really fit with the rest of the series and just kept me yelling "Come on, man, what are you doooooooooing?" But yeah, I really like the growth of the kids throughout the last two/three seasons of the show, along with Prezbo's turnaround since being a complete idiot in the first season.

Speaking of, the guy who plays Prezbo is Elliott Ness in the new season of Boardwalk, which makes me ridiculously excited.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on September 12, 2014, 07:54:28 PM
Oh yeah, Omar/Chalky is also great in his small role in The Road, and is apparently in the new PT Anderson movie (though I assume only for a few scenes like I've heard most of the characters are).

He was also in 12 Years a Slave but barely.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on September 12, 2014, 09:35:34 PM
can't think about anything except the gilmore girls coming to netflix
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on September 18, 2014, 03:32:20 AM
I hope a few years down the line people will discover how great Treme was.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on September 18, 2014, 05:40:45 AM
I just got done with the Wire and now it's on to the last season of Boardwalk Empire. I hope it's better than last season.

I really liked the Wire. Brett was right, season 4 was the best. I liked season 5 but was kind of disappointed with how Omar ended up. I also would have liked to have seen Marlo go. It was cool how some of the kids took the place of the adult characters.

I just realized now that I'm re watching Boardwalk Empire that the actor who played Omar plays Chalky White. I don't recall seeing him in anything else which is a shame given how talented he is.

I absolutely loved season 1 of boardwalk empire, season 2 i really really liked, season three for some reason i just kinda liked, and never went back. Its a quality show and i love steve buscemi (saw you watched Trees Lounge Brett in movie thread, was that your first time seeing it? I still have the vhs that my brother grabbed when movie gallery closed down and he was an assistant manager)

as far as HBO shows go, a few months back i watched True Detective and realized what everyone was going on about, it was amazing. but The Leftovers....what a god awful no plot piece of shit. And fx's the strain started out looking promising but devolved into tons of racial stereotypes and then i went ahead a read the wikipedia for the book (just to discover the vampire origin) and the answer was so god awful bad, its worse than stephen king's due ex machina at the end of the stand. It makes me not want to continue watching it. i haven't decided....

but for new and semi new shows that all of you MUST SEE. i highly recommend The Intruders and Orphan Black, both BBC America original series. Intruders starts rough but keeps building a mythology with an eerieness that most shows only wish they could find. it also stars The MAster from doctor who, and comes on after Doctor Who at 10 oclock saturdays so you guys are awares. maybe thats why i haven't been dating, staying in for doctor who and bbc original series
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: pronetoaccidents on September 18, 2014, 07:25:59 AM
Banshee is really awesome. So is an Honorable Woman. and the Knick as previously stated.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on September 18, 2014, 08:06:59 PM
Since I don't have HBO I just now started watching John Oliver's show. I started watching clips on YouTube and it's fucking hilarious. The Net Neutrality piece had me cracking up. It also made me realize I need to watch the news more often. I had no idea that cable companies are pushing for two tiers of internet speed.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on September 18, 2014, 08:24:06 PM
His episode on Ferguson was really good.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on September 19, 2014, 04:56:26 PM
His episode on Ferguson was really good.
I saw it. It was really good. I also like the one on FIFA a lot, too.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on October 12, 2014, 07:50:01 PM
Oh my god Boardwalk Empire, nooooooooooooo.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on October 14, 2014, 06:41:37 AM
Oh my god Boardwalk Empire, nooooooooooooo.
I haven't watched episode 6 yet. So far this season reminds me of a cross between Breaking Bad (Margaret is Skylar and always has been), the Godfather 2 and 3, and a much darker version of Forrest Gump (Van Alden is Forrest)

Just watched Episode 6 and I agree with your sentiment.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on October 16, 2014, 06:53:24 PM
I'm not sure if anyone here has watched American Horror Story. I really liked the first season and the 2nd was okay. I didn't like Coven. I can't put my finger on why I didn't care for it, I just lost interest. Freak Show is on now and I'm into it so far. The killer clown is very unnerving.

Edit: I just watched the second episode. The Fiona Apple bit with the mosh pit and crowd surfing was just too corny. I need a new show for me and my fiancé to watch at night now that she's caught up on Boardwalk Empire. I'll go back and give the Knick a second chance. The second episode was boring so I moved on. That was premature, I'll give it another go.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on October 16, 2014, 10:14:54 PM
I highly recommend the Amazon Instant show Transparent. Probably the best show of 2014.

Comedy drama following a family as a character played by Jeffrey Tambor reveals to his kids that he's transitioning to a trans person and how his children react. Already picked up for a second season.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on October 16, 2014, 10:56:28 PM
Also the web series High Maintenance is really good too and I'd say it's a good companion piece to Transparent.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on November 07, 2014, 07:11:42 PM
Recitfy on netflix and watching on Brett's behest. Its griffin alright (i live 10 miles from where they film) and its strange hearing that south metro / part country but not entirely southern accent. its true to the area for sure.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on November 08, 2014, 08:09:57 AM
"Why is efficiency considered showing off in the modern world?" - Rectify. awesome show

its strange seeing places on tv that are personal to me, like the rock creek where the girl was killed is Line Creek Nature Reserve in peachtree city ga and is where i sometimes go to hike and be alone and contemplate life, the universe, and everything. its so strange seeing it on the show. im sure living in cali (for those of you who do) are probably used to that but growing up in a no name town in piece of junk lower atlanta metro, ga and how its become a little hollywood is just strange. where i used to bike as a kid is now this major tourist attraction from the walking dead and its nigh impossible to bike there anymore due to the number of spectators. all so weird
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on November 12, 2014, 01:52:35 AM
Fuck it brett! did trey do it or is he for real with all that bs. i mean you think he *had* to have done it then when daniel throws him into the wall, and he's all laughing like "who does that!? you're a psycho killer" i mean its keeping the dramatic irony on for real. cause trey knows something that we, the audience, can never know until its revealed by him some other way. DDDAAAAMMMMNNN
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on November 14, 2014, 04:11:48 AM
How does Eric Andre pack so much into a ten minute episode. Man.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on November 14, 2014, 04:17:20 AM
Fuck it brett! did trey do it or is he for real with all that bs. i mean you think he *had* to have done it then when daniel throws him into the wall, and he's all laughing like "who does that!? you're a psycho killer" i mean its keeping the dramatic irony on for real. cause trey knows something that we, the audience, can never know until its revealed by him some other way. DDDAAAAMMMMNNN
How good is the scene where Daniel listens to the music in his cell? Might be my favorite moment of the show.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BagginSagginBrian on November 14, 2014, 01:25:50 PM
You all have watched The Fall with Gillian Anderson right?
 I think new episodes are coming soon.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on November 21, 2014, 05:41:48 AM
This is my favorite thing.

Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on March 01, 2015, 07:04:00 PM
Oh man, the end of this week's episode of The Jinx.  :o


This smileys are so bad.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: CrackyMcCrackerson on March 05, 2015, 03:42:23 PM
So, no one is talking about House of Cards. This season wasn't as good as last but I'll be damned if I wasn't engaged the whole time.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: ramblinrabble on March 06, 2015, 03:57:06 AM
I got distracted during the second season, and stopped watching.  Now that the third is out, I'd like to catch up, but I feel like it's one of those shows that I'd need to rewatch the entire series.  If I just picked up from where I left off, at this point, I'd be completely lost.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Phitney on March 09, 2015, 09:30:08 PM
Rupaul's Drag Race Season 7 just started! I'm super excited.

Also, this show just popped up on Netflix and I love it. It's co-created by Tina Fey and definitely has the same kind of humor that 30 Rock did:

Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: dakotafloyd on March 09, 2015, 09:40:45 PM
I got distracted during the second season, and stopped watching.  Now that the third is out, I'd like to catch up, but I feel like it's one of those shows that I'd need to rewatch the entire series.  If I just picked up from where I left off, at this point, I'd be completely lost.

That's what happened to me with season two of Orange is the New Black.  Think I'm gonna try to pick it up once I finish Friday Night Lights (5 episodes left!).
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on March 09, 2015, 10:25:18 PM
NEW SEASON OF HOUSE OF CARDS RULES

THAT KIMMY SHOW IS ALRIGHT

DRAG RACE BETTER BE BETTER THIS SEASON BUT SO FAR IM NOT SOLD

THE FALL IS FUCKING AMAZING

I CANT WAIT FOR ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

annnd those are my feels on all the shows mentioned on this page that i've seen.... for bonus points, broad city is my everything, GOT is just over a month away, and better call saul is the fucking JAM
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: momitsnowme on March 09, 2015, 11:09:27 PM
Yeah, the first few episodes of the unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are pretty amusing
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on March 10, 2015, 06:10:32 PM
read this today...unfortunate

http://www.vulture.com/2015/03/unbreakable-kimmy-schmidt-native-american.html
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on March 10, 2015, 10:18:14 PM
Brett's current television thoughts:


1. I really wish more people would watch Rectify before the new season starts, so I could finally have people to talk to after watching Rectify next season. I'm really glad I've gotten some people into the show though. It's so good. I really don't want it to get canceled prematurely.

2. I feel the same way about Terriers, except it got canceled after one season but it's on Netflix, and it wraps itself up well enough. And also it's so good.

3. I have qualms about some aspects of Better Call Saul (I wish it were less like Breaking Bad) but it's pretty great so far.

4. The final season of Justified has been so ridiculously fun.

5. The new season of Danger 5 is on Netflix. I am so excited to get incredibly drunk and watch it.

6. Best current Comedy Central shows: Review, Broad City, Nathan For You, in that order.

7. The newest season of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia has been insanely good to the point where I can't actually believe it's still so good after a fucking decade.

8. The Slap.

9. So glad Last Week Tonight With John Oliver is doing so well. I love the format and he seems really happy to have absolutely no restrictions compared to Comedy Central. Though I really can't figure out who I would actually like for a prolonged period filling in on The Daily Show.

10. At this point Girls is worse than The Walking Dead in regards to shows I hatewatch.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jer on March 11, 2015, 09:45:34 AM
read this today...unfortunate

http://www.vulture.com/2015/03/unbreakable-kimmy-schmidt-native-american.html

I haven't watched the whole series yet, so I'm not sure where that storyline ends up, so take this with a grain of salt. But...

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Think of it this way: Is there any other race Krakowski could have played without raising a substantial uproar? The fact is, no matter what Krakowski looks like, we are asked to believe the character is Native American, a device that only serves to add color to the backstory of a character played by a very white actress. If we take the show at its word, we are laughing at a Native American woman who felt so uncomfortable in her skin and in not being a member of the dominant culture, she sold her soul to look the way she thought she should. That’s not funny; it’s disturbing.

That's kind of the point. It is disturbing. It's a comedy, so they're dealing with it in a funny way, but the ultimate point isn't that we're celebrating her embracing the dominant culture, and in fact the portrayal of the dominant culture makes the dominant culture the butt of the joke. Again, I'm still only a few episodes in, but it seems like this is headed towards some storyline about how both Kimmy and her have something in common because both having backgrounds they're not talking about.

Maybe some problematic stuff happens later in the first season and I'm not getting it because I'm not through the season yet, but the whole point of this article seems to be reinforcing the actual statement the show is trying to make about native americans, and it went over the author of the article's head?
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on March 11, 2015, 01:30:30 PM
Brett's current television thoughts:


1. I really wish more people would watch Rectify before the new season starts, so I could finally have people to talk to after watching Rectify next season. I'm really glad I've gotten some people into the show though. It's so good. I really don't want it to get canceled prematurely.

5. The new season of Danger 5 is on Netflix. I am so excited to get incredibly drunk and watch it.

9. So glad Last Week Tonight With John Oliver is doing so well. I love the format and he seems really happy to have absolutely no restrictions compared to Comedy Central. Though I really can't figure out who I would actually like for a prolonged period filling in on The Daily Show.

10. At this point Girls is worse than The Walking Dead in regards to shows I hatewatch.

any idea when rectify comes back if coming back and it HAS to come back. one of the best shows of tv methinks

John Oliver is the greatest, though I am partial to British comedy. I don't normally watch late night shows but the guy taking over Late Nite is another great comedian and I really hope it works out for him

My brother introduced me to Danger 5 three days ago and GAWD so freakin' hilarious

I stopped after season 2 of Girls, but walking dead is serious hatewatch. i know its not good but i just feel invested now and there's no turning back

Shows I've been watching recently: Old 10 O'clock Live series, Dirk Gentley's Holistic detective agency (2010) Stephen Mangan is hands down the best Dirk Gently, and pretty much all comic inspired tv

I still watch Elementary cause Johnny Lee Miller's sherlock is so great (and distinguishable from Cumberbatch's) but the show inevitably fails for being a police procedural i.e. made in America
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: momitsnowme on March 12, 2015, 06:05:25 PM
Yeah, I don't think the points in that article are great either. Like Jer said...it is absurdist..of course it is disturbing. The idea of mole women is disturbing, as are lots of other parts of the show if taken "at face value." And I understand the point about non native folks playing native Americans, but honestly I think that is part of the joke...that she is this insanely white person. And especially if they are making jokes about that representation, I think they are trying to make it clear that that's what the joke is. I dunno...maybe it gets more offensive but I think that article is kind of a stretch.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on March 12, 2015, 10:38:54 PM
Rectify is coming back for another season but I don't think they've said when it will air yet other than sometime in 2015. I want it to go on for more than three seasons though and I have a feeling it won't.





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Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: momitsnowme on March 14, 2015, 08:14:03 AM
The Vietnamese character is way more offensive/problematic than the native American storyline
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: kaywhyelleee on March 14, 2015, 07:01:46 PM
The Wire is a show I think you need to finish the entire seasons before really judging them. Season two doesn't start off as strongly but I think the final episodes are better than the first season.

Season 4 is where it's really at though.
I just finished season 3 and it turned out to be pretty good. I liked it more than season 2. I'm watching the first episode of season 4 now. I have high hopes for it given your high opinion. You are usually right when it comes to tv and movies. Omar is still my favorite character. I'd like to see Brother what's his name team up with him again. They work well together for being so different. I can't believe what happened to Stringer. I figured that Avon and Stringer's positions would be the opposite of what they are now.

I've been trying to watch The Wire recently, with a lot of downtime because the person I'm watching it with can only hang out like once a month. I'm in the middle of the first season and I like it a lot. Idris Elba's performance is amazing, and going from Luther to this was really cool.

Is anyone else way too excited that Twin Peaks is coming back?
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on March 15, 2015, 05:04:41 PM
The Vietnamese character is way more offensive/problematic than the native American storyline

I was just thinking this today! So true.

After seeing more episodes that actually had the native story line, i wasn't offended and i dont think the portrayal was offensive. I GET the argument of why not have a native actress play the role but i don't really think it would actually suit the role? the whole point is how embarassing white people are.... and what's her name is perfect for that. (I just re-read becca's response that it is basically exactly what you said, like a week ago). Anyway, I'm still enjoying the show...but yeah, Dong is way more offensive!


ALSO OMG ALIA SHAWKAT MAKING OUT WITH ILANA
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on March 15, 2015, 05:05:20 PM
wait i meant to say, has anyone watched The Neighbors by Tommy Wiseau?? holy shit it is... i cant even
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on March 15, 2015, 06:05:41 PM
Good lord, The Jinx was incredible.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on March 17, 2015, 07:21:00 PM
Though I really can't figure out who I would actually like for a prolonged period filling in on The Daily Show.
Jessica Williams for sure.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on March 17, 2015, 07:31:57 PM
Nah.

Not a good fit to takeover at all and even she admits it. I like her but she is in no way prepared to handle a show like the Daily Show whatsoever.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Pat2099 on March 23, 2015, 07:14:56 PM
I've been watching Lucha Underground. It's been a while since I have watched a pro-wrestling show on the regular.

Better Call Saul is better than I thought it would be.

I've been catching up on the Legend of Korra as well.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on March 24, 2015, 11:33:13 PM
hannibal buress for the daily show? i really can't think of anyone who i'd love.... bummer

speaking of hannibal, been watching that lately
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on March 24, 2015, 11:42:40 PM
Hannibal has his own show for Comedy Central in the works right now actually. Should be out sometime this year.

I like Michael Che but I'm not sure he could carry the show.

I also like Kamau Bell, but his show on FX was better suited for a once a week thing. He could probably adapt well to the Daily Show format though.

Fuck it, just give it to Beans.

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Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jer on March 25, 2015, 09:06:42 AM
i can't imagine whoever takes over is going to be able to maintain the "importance" of the show. Even though it's a comedy show, it's had a huge impact. I feel it will become "just" a comedy show now, whoever takes over.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on March 27, 2015, 09:52:13 AM
THE JINX!!!!!
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on March 27, 2015, 09:49:38 PM
I done tried to tell you. Shoooot.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on March 27, 2015, 09:59:14 PM
soooo good, so well made
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on March 27, 2015, 10:00:07 PM
also been watching the shit out of the cosmos with NDT while microdosing mushies.... v good highly recommended
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BagginSagginBrian on March 30, 2015, 07:35:06 PM

4. The final season of Justified has been so ridiculously fun.].

I recall you really not liking Justified, what made you change your mind?
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on March 30, 2015, 08:37:33 PM
The first season was garbage until they realized Walton Goggins is what makes the show what it is and got away from the bad guy of the week bullocks.

You may be confusing me with someone else though, because I didn't have much of an opinion on it until I binge watched seasons two through like five within a few week period a year or two ago, other than it started out dumb and boring which I still stand behind.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on April 03, 2015, 10:02:39 AM
Bobs Burgers keeps getting better and better. Maybe my favorite animated series of all time at this point.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on April 13, 2015, 06:42:56 AM
Finally able to watch game of thrones as it airs. I usually binge watch an entire season once they come out on DVD, but i'm able to use my parents HBO password now and I'm way to freaking excited for this season.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: CrackyMcCrackerson on April 13, 2015, 08:55:57 AM
It's nice to see Louie is still on point.


Mad Men is what it is...
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on April 13, 2015, 07:36:43 PM
Bobs Burgers keeps getting better and better. Maybe my favorite animated series of all time at this point.
So good!
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on June 29, 2015, 04:55:46 PM
This has not been a good week for me and television. Hannibal's 3rd season was just starting to get interesting to me and it was canceled. True Detective started again and it almost seems like a parody of the first season. I haven't watched the 2nd episode yet but after one, I'm not impressed and really not that psyched to watch it.

Maybe True Detective will get better and maybe Netflix will pick up Hannibal for a 4th season. While the audience isn't large, they seem loyal.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on July 10, 2015, 05:49:27 AM
This has not been a good week for me and television. Hannibal's 3rd season was just starting to get interesting to me and it was canceled. True Detective started again and it almost seems like a parody of the first season. I haven't watched the 2nd episode yet but after one, I'm not impressed and really not that psyched to watch it.

Maybe True Detective will get better and maybe Netflix will pick up Hannibal for a 4th season. While the audience isn't large, they seem loyal.

felt the same about its first episode. i have such an awesome idea that would have been perfect for the true detective format, replacing the interview sessions with senate committee type testimony. i'm working on a pilot script right now and basically involves Internal Affairs and parallels how IA is often "the bad guy" in practically all tv shows and brings them to the forefront on investigating police shootings. with the michael brown investigations being so pathetically shitty and all the other real life stuff to draw upon i'm able to make interesting points about our current society while still able to tell an interesting story. main character would have flashbacks to his beginnings as a beat cop, rise to detective, the good things and bad  he's done, and the need for IA to be disconnected if not civillian in nature in order to avoid the bias that is inherently there
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: bort on July 10, 2015, 06:36:27 PM
True detective apologist checking in. I love this for what it is. Who cares if we can't understand what anyone is saying or why anyone is dying, as long as I got some good tunes and highway shots I'm satisfied.

But seriously come at me critics! Come at me!
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on July 11, 2015, 01:19:31 AM
Yeah, I stood up for it on another board last week. Since I'm lazy, I'll copy and paste what I already said.

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I've been mostly just keeping to myself because the pile on for this show is more obnoxious than anything that could happen in it. Everyone seems to have extremely unrealistic expectations (and were the same way for most of season one as it aired) and clearly hated the season before it even started. It's not trying to be a recreation of the first season. It's a narrative written in a few months (as opposed to however long Nic Pizza spent on season one) with actors who aren't on the same level as Matt and Woody and is more of a straight up pulp without all the Yellow King folklore shit. Most of the writing was just as hammy in the first season, they were just able to rely on the crutch of Marty calling Rust an idiot whenever he said the dumb dialogue.

Obviously it's not going to be as good as the first season, but people pretending this is "the worst show ever" is completely obnoxious. It's still ten times better than most shit that's on TV, it just isn't a recreation of season one, which people also complained about as it aired and are now pretending is the greatest eight episodes of television in existence. We're only two episodes in. I'm okay with reserving judgment and in the meantime I'll continue being entertained by people getting they dick blown off with rock salt.




Except the two best shows currently airing are Hannibal and Rectify, so Thursday nights are the awesome night for shows now.

Also, Review comes back in a few weeks!

Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on July 11, 2015, 08:59:47 AM
well i would in no way say the new true detective was awful but by its nature being the second of series it will always bare comparison due to that common title. It just didn't stick with me the way the first did. Both i turned on randomly while doing something else. I haven't finished the first episode yet while the first one I was immensely drawn to it. i will continue to check it out
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on July 11, 2015, 09:00:11 AM
is Rectify back!?
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on July 11, 2015, 09:03:38 AM
Just started again on Thursday. Back to a six episode season. Apparently the second episode also leaked but I'm gonna wait until Thursday to watch it.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on July 11, 2015, 10:34:59 AM
I wanted to love the 2nd season of True Detective and was really excited. The 2nd episode got me interested. I don't hate the 2nd season but rather am disappointed. It could rebound. Every time it starts getting boring, something happens to reel me back in. It's really up and down.

I don't know what the fuck is happening with Hannibal now. The ending of the last episode really confused me.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on July 12, 2015, 12:46:12 AM
What confused you? That Hannibal and Graham were both caught by Verger? I assume someone (possibly involving Bedelia) led him onto where they were and it will be revealed more in the next episode. I think it was supposed to be left ambiguous for now.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on July 12, 2015, 06:55:30 AM
What confused you? That Hannibal and Graham were both caught by Verger? I assume someone (possibly involving Bedelia) led him onto where they were and it will be revealed more in the next episode. I think it was supposed to be left ambiguous for now.
Will was getting Ray Liota'd with blood splattering everywhere and then, next thing you know, he's hanging upside down with Hannibal going to Verger's. I presume the girl who shot Will found them all just at the nick of time but why would she give them to Verger? I suppose it is most likely the dirty cops who found him since they're in cahoots with Verger. I guess the only real criticism I have of Hannibal is the characters suffering what should be fatal wounds and/or presumed dead and then they miraculously recover. Dr. Chilton is probably the one who should be dead given all that he's been through.

I love Hannibal and don't have a problem with the timeline jumping around, I just don't like the fake deaths and reappearances. I also wish Michael Pitt would have stayed on as Mason but the new dude is okay.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on July 13, 2015, 08:12:06 AM
I watched the Garfunkel and Oates IFC show on netflix a couple months ago and I'm really bummed they cancelled it, I thought it was great. One or two episodes sort of slump but overall it was still really funny.

I can't wait for this:
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jerkemy on July 13, 2015, 11:06:23 AM
I'm watching Halt and Catch Fire, which isn't perfect but is cool just as a period piece about the development of personal computers and online gaming in the 80s.

I started watching Humans, which has its moments but suffers from some dopey writing and the same dumb things literally every show about sentient robots does. I wish at least one of these shows would talk to an AI or neuroscience consultant instead of just re-writing Short Circuit.

Also just finished season 1 of Rick and Morty, which apart from being really funny, is legitimately the best science fiction show currently going. It's like a much darker cross between an actually-good Dr. Who and Futurama.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: stevedem on July 22, 2015, 09:19:15 PM
I saw that new reality show Home Free. That is the coolest shit, they all get a house. They get eliminated and get the house they were working that week.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on July 31, 2015, 07:45:57 AM
I am really enjoying Mr. Robot, a new show on USA. BRILLIANT WRITING

The over-arching plot is obviously taken from the 90s brat pack writers, ala Fight Club and American Psycho in particular. I am hoping that that is all misdirection while still borrowing from those sources, if the overall plot is the same, i can deal because: the characterization in this show is just so good. really good. like it reminds me of writing workshop and everything my professors taught is successfully executed here. THe antagonist have both sympathetic and real personas. the characterization far outweigh this overarching plotline. If that plot ends being the derivative one that it appears to be, it is still a great show. and if that plot misdirects and does something unique, then i'd rate it five stars. Just really, realy good writing
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: pronetoaccidents on July 31, 2015, 10:49:57 AM
i don't have cable. i didn't have it for years then when i got some free promotional thing and out of nowhere had tv for a few months (that's how long they let you rock without paying a penny) and i wish i never had it because i forgot that tv is cool when you don't go out much, or at all really, like me.

oh and some guy on the line at my methadone program told me this morning "some tv channel is doing a live exorcism." i asked him which one and he said one of the big ones. hope that narrows it down it anyones intrguied.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on July 31, 2015, 06:41:56 PM
I haven't watched tv on actual tv in years. All i have is my computer. if u have internet, you can watch anything, stream anything.

exorcism is a joke, if its not the fox special that came on, like, ten years ago, i don't know what you're talking about. who the fuck cares about that shite. oh you're at or were at the methadone clinic, ok. i take kratom everyday. u deal or you die. or you live a life of quiet misery. whatever happens, you made the decision. i made mine, i fucked up, and sometimes i do right. so shut up and do it.

hashtag toughlove
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on July 31, 2015, 09:19:05 PM
There are so many great things to watch right now.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Review
Rectify
HBO picked up a season of High Maintenance
Hannibal
Nathan For You comes back in a few months
Mr. Robot seems aight so far
Deutschland 83
Just found out Transparent was renewed for a third season even though there's no release date for season two yet
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: amanda on July 31, 2015, 09:26:29 PM
WHAS: First Day of Camp was wonderful.

I'm also liking Another Period and keep rewatching Bojack Horseman and Orphan Black.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: rory on August 01, 2015, 02:55:32 PM
My house never stops watching Bojack Horseman.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jerkemy on August 01, 2015, 08:31:39 PM
Started WHAS today, it's good so far

Been watching a bunch of Seinfeld with a friend's Hulu login

Gotta also reiterate Rick and Morty; season 2 finally just started and it's so great

Prob gonna check out Steven Universe pretty soon since half my facebook feed is people screaming about it
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on August 02, 2015, 06:23:08 PM
I haven't watched tv on actual tv in years. All i have is my computer. if u have internet, you can watch anything, stream anything.

exorcism is a joke, if its not the fox special that came on, like, ten years ago, i don't know what you're talking about. who the fuck cares about that shite. oh you're at or were at the methadone clinic, ok. i take kratom everyday. u deal or you die. or you live a life of quiet misery. whatever happens, you made the decision. i made mine, i fucked up, and sometimes i do right. so shut up and do it.

hashtag toughlove
Uh, what?

On an unrelated note, why is Dr. Bloom dressing like Beetlejuice on Hannibal and how the fuck did he get such a sweet cell?  I guess on second thought, it might not be that sweet because I don't remember seeing a bed.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on August 03, 2015, 08:40:29 AM
Things I've been let down by.
Wet Hot American Summer netflix series
Second season of True detectives
Sense 8

Things that I have liked
Peaky Blinders
The brink
Game of thrones (Finally all the way caught up!)
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on August 03, 2015, 02:20:50 PM
I haven't watched tv on actual tv in years. All i have is my computer. if u have internet, you can watch anything, stream anything.

exorcism is a joke, if its not the fox special that came on, like, ten years ago, i don't know what you're talking about. who the fuck cares about that shite. oh you're at or were at the methadone clinic, ok. i take kratom everyday. u deal or you die. or you live a life of quiet misery. whatever happens, you made the decision. i made mine, i fucked up, and sometimes i do right. so shut up and do it.

hashtag toughlove
Uh, what?

On an unrelated note, why is Dr. Bloom dressing like Beetlejuice on Hannibal and how the fuck did he get such a sweet cell?  I guess on second thought, it might not be that sweet because I don't remember seeing a bed.

i was making a point about posting in tv thread about how one doesn't watch and then telling an anecdote about a methadone clinic wasn't relevant and spoke more to addiction and the methadone than the point of the thread. there are places to post that.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on August 03, 2015, 05:42:09 PM
Do you really take the TV thread that seriously? It's Ryan. Of course he's going to talk about the methadone clinic or a crack house when he posts about anything. This was about you having a very strong reaction to it and I'd like you to try and figure out why it bothered you.

EDIT: I had to reread Ryan's post. I'll admit I didnt read it all the first time and thought I had the gist of it. I first saw, "blah blah cool to have free tv, blah blah some guy at the methadone clinic said there's gonna be an exorcism on TV. Anyone know what channel". I now see it was "blah blah TV makes you a slave, blah blah methadone guy likes live exorcisms, maybe you zombies would like it too". I now see why it rubbed you the wrong way.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on August 04, 2015, 06:45:34 PM
I am really enjoying Mr. Robot, a new show on USA. BRILLIANT WRITING
My friend is working on that show. She says it's a lot of fun and she's glad people are liking it.


I just started watching Parks and Rec from the beginning in order. I didn't really get what the big deal was when I would just see an episode here and there but it is really funny now that I'm consuming it this way.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on August 11, 2015, 09:10:00 PM
Fuck season 2 of True Detective. I hate how it ended. It made the whole damn season seem pointless. It's sad because it had been getting better. Vince Vaugn's performance was pretty good and his last few scenes were good but the Ray stuff just pissed me off.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on August 17, 2015, 06:57:30 AM
Fuck season 2 of True Detective. I hate how it ended. It made the whole damn season seem pointless. It's sad because it had been getting better. Vince Vaugn's performance was pretty good and his last few scenes were good but the Ray stuff just pissed me off.

This is exactly how I feel, minus Vince Vaugn's performance being good. Such a waste of my time.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on September 07, 2015, 07:01:17 PM
WHAS: First Day of Camp was wonderful.

I'm also liking Another Period
I really liked WHAS. I had never seen the movie before so when the show came out I watched that and then started the series. Sooo good. I'm glad you're into Another Period too because I'm loving that show. I've showed it to like everyone I know because no one has heard of it, maybe they aren't advertising it enough? I like Garfunkel and Oates' music and liked their IFC show and was bummed when it got cancelled. So I was stoked to see Rikki and Natasha were working together again on AP. Some great cameos in that show.

I finished Parks and Rec and decided next to marathon The Guild and liked that series a lot too. I was pretty disappointed in the first episode because every character but the lead is obnoxious. I stuck it out because I like Felicia Day and the show is short and was glad I did. Once the guild starts working together and getting to know each other a little more it really turns around.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on September 08, 2015, 12:37:45 AM
We just finished WHAS First day of camp and I am SO STOKED about how on point it was. I really really hope it's hella successful.

I watched a few episodes of Rick and Morty with my partner who is a fan, but I was disappointed by the level of sexism. Seems like the best cartoons these days are pretty progressive on this front.

I just need more Odenkirk on my television screen asap.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Joe on September 08, 2015, 01:47:04 PM
Humans 2015 was ok.  I didn't really think the last two episodes were all that interesting, but the first 4 were addicting.

Orphan Black is ok.  I got bored around episode 8 though and I haven't picked it back up.

Fear the Walking Dead's first two episodes were good, and I await the third. 

I hear Ascension is good, but I can't find it anywhere.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: pronetoaccidents on September 09, 2015, 11:11:52 AM
uh, okay aaron. sorry i guess?

would you rather me lie and say i read about it in fucking tv guide? i was under the impression i could say whatever the fuck i was feeling around people i thought cared about me (we have been exchanging p.m's and talking on facebook about our drug and life problems for years now) but anyway, maybe i'll just lay low and keep my writing to my blogs and self. sorry to soil your message board experience with my life

and i was talking about television. how it was enjoyable to have. You're right about the internet being all one needs. I don't have that. Whenever I post here it's on a workforce 1 computer for the most part, library sometimes. but i digress, it's about tv not me, right?
I'm upset I won't be able to watch Season Two of the Knick. American Horror Story was pretty cool. It's also nice when i can't go to sleep to just have a random channel playing. i've always found white noise soothing
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jer on September 09, 2015, 11:34:19 AM
WHAS First Day was okay, but it seemed more like outtakes from the much better movie.

i guess that's an unpopular opinion.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: pronetoaccidents on September 11, 2015, 11:31:19 AM
what's this about a wet hot american summer tv show? that sounds like it has the potential to be awesome
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on September 11, 2015, 11:51:00 AM
what's this about a wet hot american summer tv show? that sounds like it has the potential to be awesome
Netflix ponied up the money and got the entire original cast back for a prequel series taking place on the first day of camp. It's great but the movie is still the best.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: amanda on September 14, 2015, 04:51:52 PM
I am finding Fear the Walking Dead pretty okay. 

I recently watched all of the regular series of Miranda and really liked it a lot. 

I'm also really excited that Drunk History is back, because anything that brings Craig Cackowski to the masses is wonderful.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on September 14, 2015, 07:31:53 PM
I'm also really excited that Drunk History is back, because anything that brings Jen Kirkman to the masses is wonderful.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on September 23, 2015, 08:56:00 AM
anyone watch how to get away with murder? I've watched the first few episodes and kind of like it so far
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on October 28, 2015, 03:13:36 PM
uh, okay aaron. sorry i guess?

would you rather me lie and say i read about it in fucking tv guide? i was under the impression i could say whatever the fuck i was feeling around people i thought cared about me (we have been exchanging p.m's and talking on facebook about our drug and life problems for years now) but anyway, maybe i'll just lay low and keep my writing to my blogs and self. sorry to soil your message board experience with my life

and i was talking about television. how it was enjoyable to have. You're right about the internet being all one needs. I don't have that. Whenever I post here it's on a workforce 1 computer for the most part, library sometimes. but i digress, it's about tv not me, right?
I'm upset I won't be able to watch Season Two of the Knick. American Horror Story was pretty cool. It's also nice when i can't go to sleep to just have a random channel playing. i've always found white noise soothing

i was mean but no apologies if you can't understand how someone in recovery and sober doesn't want to read about those things when clicking on a tv thread. Perhaps a trigger warning would be warranted. but enough of that, you can PM me if you wish to discuss it further.

FOR BRETT:

How about this season of Rectify!? Oh man, its so amazing, nearly a perfect show in its acting, philosophy, writing, and didactic art. Have you heard of the Memphis 3? I have looked and looked and can't find anywhere where Recitfy is referenced to have used the main kid from that case as an influence but check out this clip below and tell me that with the southern attitudes, the witch hunt, the putting away of what may be an innocent due to pressure from political realm, i mean i think its pretty obvious, not that its copying or that Rectify couldn't have been thought up without it but after watching this and another clip before I knew it i thought, "this would make a good movie" then realized it has pretty much been a tv show on rectify. thoughts?


is this not Daniel Holden all the way?!!?
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on October 30, 2015, 08:32:42 PM
I believe The Huffington Post had Damien Echols review the first season (or maybe just the first episode) of Rectify. His thoughts were interesting. Have you seen all of the Paradise Lost movies about the WM3? If not, just watch West of Memphis. It summarizes everything well and adds some good stuff.

I don't think they used Damien Echols as a template for Daniel Holden. They look similar but the cases and circumstance are too different. I don't know though.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on November 04, 2015, 05:03:22 PM
Has anyone seen the first preview for "W/ Bob & David" the new mr show or whatever?? I would love to hear yalls takes on it. I feel v conflicted re: the blackface. I wanted to be more stoked but a little bit was like WTF? I DO get that it's satire... But it's not that clear, and also INVOLVES BLACKFACE. I am stumped.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jer on November 05, 2015, 09:59:11 AM
i'm not exactly qualified to speak to this, but the piece does seem to be very obviously satire and the butt of the joke is by no means black people, the butt of the joke is the type of idiot willing to wear black face, and the police response to him as a white guy vs him as a black guy.

but this is the first i'm hearing about it, so there's probably some more qualified people who are taking this differently. from my perspective the satire couldn't be more obvious, unless you put a flashing "SATIRE" marquee on the screen.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: ramblinrabble on November 05, 2015, 05:32:07 PM
Speaking of w/ Bob & Dave, a friend of mine was on the train, when David Cross came onto the train between stops, did a little stand up bit to promote the show, and left.   I'm jealous.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on November 06, 2015, 12:15:09 AM
I DO get that it's satire... 
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on November 06, 2015, 12:22:13 AM
It seemed to be more of a spoof on those like, "you don't have to talk to a cop" videos, which is dumb because those are important. And then suddenly he is in black face and gets the shit beat out of him, but it was so loosely executed that you are kind of left wondering if he even IS actually making a point about institutionalized racism or just...making an easy joke, in black face.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on November 06, 2015, 10:01:15 AM
What's with this neo-blackface thing going on in comedy? The Halloween episode of Louie was so weird
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on November 06, 2015, 11:56:40 AM
What's with this neo-blackface thing going on in comedy? The Halloween episode of Louie was so weird

Americans are stealing everything from British comedy.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jer on November 06, 2015, 09:00:23 PM
It seemed to be more of a spoof on those like, "you don't have to talk to a cop" videos, which is dumb because those are important.

It seemed more so to be targeting the endless stream of dipshit white libertarian kids posting videos of themselves refusing to show their subway tickets to train cops because IT'S ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE AND I KNOW MY RIGHTS I AM AN OPPRESSED MIDDLE CLASS WHITE MAN, which are not at all the same as the videos that do actually tell you what your rights are with cops, and not just bro-pissing-contest.

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but it was so loosely executed that you are kind of left wondering if he even IS actually making a point about institutionalized racism or just...making an easy joke, in black face.

what's the easy joke there if not cops are assholes to black people? i thought that was the easy joke.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on November 06, 2015, 09:20:06 PM
I don't want to watch anything until I can watch the actual show, considering, well, it's Mr. Show (basically). But Mr. Show was always ridiculously ahead of its time regarding social commentary, so I assume there are more layers to the skit than just making an easy joke.

edit: If I'm 555 then you're...

(also, will respond RE: Rectify when I can, heading to a friend's birthday gathering right now and have a wedding tomorrow, sorry!)
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jer on November 07, 2015, 10:58:55 AM
Yeah, the butt of the joke is Cross's character being someone dumb enough to wear blackface. It's punching upwards.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on November 07, 2015, 12:50:53 PM
What's with this neo-blackface thing going on in comedy? The Halloween episode of Louie was so weird

Americans are stealing everything from British comedy.
What's with this neo-blackface thing going on (apparently) in British comedy?
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on November 16, 2015, 11:45:35 AM
I watch nearly nothing but British comedy and have no seen black face, although I have heard references to it in some. ANd that one time on mtichell and webb where david mitchell does blackface off set and rob tells him its racist as fuck. will post below if i can find it.

HOLY SHIT MASTER OF NONE IS AMAZING! Aziz Ansari is nailing it. Each episode feels like a short indie film with musical and style reminiscent of early Tarantino and Wes anderson. its soooooo good! and I honestly never cared for parks and recs or his character in it. But I enjoyed his standup which the shows plays to I think. I'd say its equal or even better than Louis

Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on November 16, 2015, 12:18:52 PM
I could name dozens of British comedies that have used black face, but if you want just a few The Mighty Boosh, How not to live your life, Little Britain, the Catherine Tate show. There are plenty more.

I only said what I said, because I also watch mainly British TV and I rarely see them steal our ideas, but I notice American television has a large history of copying other people ideas.

Obviously there is a difference between Robert Downy Jr in Tropic Thunder

(http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac226/davidsbt/tumblr_lrjj1qJGwl1qgj47l_zpsinmxdmxw.jpg)

and this clip from the British TV series Come Fly With Me

(http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac226/davidsbt/precious_matt_luca_1812952c_zpspv8coorq.jpg)

I have my opinions on the matter, but I haven't stopped watching some of those shows because of this either.

edit: if these photos don't follow board guidelines I'll remove them, but figured they were relevant to the discussion.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on November 17, 2015, 01:31:45 PM
I guess i just didn't find it funny or effective enough to justify wearing blackface.

Their "Better roots" sketch was way more effective.

The show is pretty freakin' killer in general, though (So far)
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: ramblinrabble on November 17, 2015, 05:14:19 PM
(https://colmboohig.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/tumblr_lbrew1w8oq1qa9yvvo1_400-1.gif)

Just gonna leave this here
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on November 27, 2015, 07:17:29 PM
i'm not exactly qualified to speak to this, but the piece does seem to be very obviously satire and the butt of the joke is by no means black people, the butt of the joke is the type of idiot willing to wear black face, and the police response to him as a white guy vs him as a black guy.

but this is the first i'm hearing about it, so there's probably some more qualified people who are taking this differently. from my perspective the satire couldn't be more obvious, unless you put a flashing "SATIRE" marquee on the screen.

so somehow i missed that mr. show got reincarnated
just saw that episode
i didn't think it was offensive in the least. While not their best satire skit, it makes a point that most of us are aware of with an easy joke while making fun the way jer described.
some of this i think is a lot more satire and scathing at that, than mr.show
anyone who would take offense of this i suspect would also take offense to "A Modest Proposal" but just as a modest proposal makes you feel uncomfortable, i think thats the point
not saying the skit was = to Swift's satire, but that satire strives to border that offensive, kinda sick but you understand its not promoting the process within the art
arguably i find there are many other, better, and uncomfortable stuff than that particular one.

Forgot about all the blackface in The Mighty Boosh and i'm not sure it fits since few actors play so many differing characters [noel fielding has an african american new york cop that he plays in his 'luxury comedy'
but he also plays over a dozen characters, many of which are inanimate objects, many of differing accents and stereotype ethnic characteristics. Its more an aspect of the surrealism than anything like the early  american vaudeville blackface.

i mean, was eddie murphy's white face, one of the greatest comedy skits in history, also bordering that? fuck yea it was, which is what made it an iconic moment in sketch comedy/ SNL
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: ian on November 27, 2015, 10:37:00 PM
distasteful mansplainin aside new mr show happens to not be that funny. nothing bigger conceptually than any ol podcast has done already
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on November 28, 2015, 11:45:06 AM
distasteful mansplainin aside new mr show happens to not be that funny. nothing bigger conceptually than any ol podcast has done already

There appears to be some problems with your logic.
I hope you allow me to help.
I get the impression you speak in absolutes, or at least in quoted statement, the syntax you use equates to one of either (A) the new bob & david show is not that funny objectively or (B) the new bob & david show is not that funny because I believe it that is fact...
Facts can be false. I'm sure you remember that class when you were in school as a kid. I enjoyed it myself.
If your logic is (A) is does not bear up to evidence, as I myself did not perceive that reality. The inconsistency questions the veracity of your fact
If your logic is (B) then I would assume, but never claim to know, that you ascribe to relativism, certainly of the cultural niche and perhaps too of the moral? That is an induction that could be wrong however. Being one of cultural relativism means you must have mistakenly wrote your statement without considering the agency of others' relativism...which makes your statement quite a failure....
unless of course you intended to take that agency from me, which might explain the somewhat confrontational, troll-ish diction surrounding a fact that is becoming more and more inconsistent that the only current implication, considering intention to deny my agency and relativism, would mean you perhaps consider solipsism as the most consistent aspect of your reality.
As there in no logic necessary in solipsism because it would mean you and only you exist, the need for any systemic and critical understanding would be superfluous to anything other than your own selfish needs and desire.
I could imagine Ayn Rand and you sitting by the trains, sipping tea together.

Perhaps a way around all this is to try a new logic, perhaps anti- Aristotelian logic where competition isn't necessary, perhaps? Allow me, please, and for your pleasure, to rewrite your fact to a more consistent one with the present reality that I think we both exist [but truly the possibility of our existing in differing dimension is certainly a possible, if not highly improbably, end result]

the rewrite: 'While I personally feel your post was distasteful mansplainin, I don't have the time to examine the reasons why, but it seems like the new mr show happens to not be that funny. nothing bigger conceptually than any ol podcasts that I have heard and I persoanlly think have already gone after such endgoals of satire in their comedy, but not knowing what you have heard and how you have no knowledge of mine, I guess we are both right when analyzed from our respective perspectives. '

Now if you meant what I just re-wrote and I misinterpreted it, apologies. I am simply acting on the little I know and thought I could help you refine the meaning behind your statement of fact, which I found upon evidence to be quite a false statement.

Hope you are having an awesome day amig@

-aaron
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jerkemy on December 01, 2015, 11:06:16 AM
distasteful mansplainin aside new mr show happens to not be that funny. nothing bigger conceptually than any ol podcast has done already

There appears to be some problems with your logic.
I hope you allow me to help.
I get the impression you speak in absolutes, or at least in quoted statement, the syntax you use equates to one of either (A) the new bob & david show is not that funny objectively or (B) the new bob & david show is not that funny because I believe it that is fact...
Facts can be false. I'm sure you remember that class when you were in school as a kid. I enjoyed it myself.
If your logic is (A) is does not bear up to evidence, as I myself did not perceive that reality. The inconsistency questions the veracity of your fact
If your logic is (B) then I would assume, but never claim to know, that you ascribe to relativism, certainly of the cultural niche and perhaps too of the moral? That is an induction that could be wrong however. Being one of cultural relativism means you must have mistakenly wrote your statement without considering the agency of others' relativism...which makes your statement quite a failure....
unless of course you intended to take that agency from me, which might explain the somewhat confrontational, troll-ish diction surrounding a fact that is becoming more and more inconsistent that the only current implication, considering intention to deny my agency and relativism, would mean you perhaps consider solipsism as the most consistent aspect of your reality.
As there in no logic necessary in solipsism because it would mean you and only you exist, the need for any systemic and critical understanding would be superfluous to anything other than your own selfish needs and desire.
I could imagine Ayn Rand and you sitting by the trains, sipping tea together.

Perhaps a way around all this is to try a new logic, perhaps anti- Aristotelian logic where competition isn't necessary, perhaps? Allow me, please, and for your pleasure, to rewrite your fact to a more consistent one with the present reality that I think we both exist [but truly the possibility of our existing in differing dimension is certainly a possible, if not highly improbably, end result]

the rewrite: 'While I personally feel your post was distasteful mansplainin, I don't have the time to examine the reasons why, but it seems like the new mr show happens to not be that funny. nothing bigger conceptually than any ol podcasts that I have heard and I persoanlly think have already gone after such endgoals of satire in their comedy, but not knowing what you have heard and how you have no knowledge of mine, I guess we are both right when analyzed from our respective perspectives. '

Now if you meant what I just re-wrote and I misinterpreted it, apologies. I am simply acting on the little I know and thought I could help you refine the meaning behind your statement of fact, which I found upon evidence to be quite a false statement.

Hope you are having an awesome day amig@

-aaron

you need to tell me you're doing a bit right now or you're banned for life
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jerkemy on December 01, 2015, 11:26:31 AM
if anyone cares, I feel like as is usually the case with weaker Mr. Show entries, the concepts are better than the execution. I liked the central idea in the "Heaven Is For Real" parody where the kid comes back with info about Heaven that nobody wants to hear, but I didn't really ever laugh out loud. The cornball "don't need nothin fancy" country song that evolves into the band demanding a litany of specifically fancy catering by the end is also funny on paper but I was mostly like "heh" when seeing it.


I definitely enjoyed it overall, but it's hard to determine how much of that enjoyment was based on already liking the people involved and naturally rooting for any Mr. Show project to be good
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jerkemy on December 01, 2015, 11:35:54 AM
also my response to the blackface thing would be that as a white guy who's gotten to treat whatever I want as a joke with zero negative repercussions for my entire life, it's easy for me to make the call that it's clearly satire and punching up

but part of being a decent human is a willingness to honestly hear out people who disagree and at least be like "OK fair enough" instead of "NO, it is SATIRE, WHY do you want to CENSOR JOAKS"
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on December 01, 2015, 11:50:48 AM
Pretty weird, I laughed at the episodes.  Crazy world we live in.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jerkemy on December 01, 2015, 12:37:03 PM
I laughed. Didn't say it was bad, it just didn't practically kill me like original Mr. Show did. I dunno if anything could live up to the anticipation.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on December 01, 2015, 02:13:22 PM
Satire or not, I've just seen way too many examples of blackface since 1939.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on December 01, 2015, 02:40:45 PM
also my response to the blackface thing would be that as a white guy who's gotten to treat whatever I want as a joke with zero negative repercussions for my entire life, it's easy for me to make the call that it's clearly satire and punching up

but part of being a decent human is a willingness to honestly hear out people who disagree and at least be like "OK fair enough" instead of "NO, it is SATIRE, WHY do you want to CENSOR JOAKS"

i didn't say that. i was speaking from my experience, my opinion, my thoughts, on that in tv. and that you would think so readily I would care not for those things isn't even worth my time to defend, because *you know*

go ahead and ban me. fitting in a punk community for the authority to strike down. dogmatism and ideologies abound, here and there and everywhere. ideas...build and destroy. i don't think our species will last because of it. bye
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jer on December 01, 2015, 03:06:41 PM
jeremy was joking about banning you.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jerkemy on December 01, 2015, 04:07:54 PM
no i was serious


how did you get past my ban
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jerkemy on December 01, 2015, 04:12:49 PM
let me just see if i have this right


blackface can be important and necessary envelope-pushing, but you "don't think our species will last" after a joke about being banned from a messageboard






 
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on December 02, 2015, 10:01:19 AM
I don't know if I've read enough Foucault to know what is happening here.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jer on December 02, 2015, 10:47:51 AM
just chattin' about TV.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on December 02, 2015, 01:44:10 PM
let me just see if i have this right


blackface can be important and necessary envelope-pushing, but you "don't think our species will last" after a joke about being banned from a messageboard






 

i am finding it difficult not to go back to drugs, get numb, and not care because it seems to hard to find anyone willing to listen and follow the socratic method. I didn't say blackface was envelope pushing nor import, I made a correlation between their use of it as satire and the purpose of satire. I then was questioning these things.You are misrepresenting my questioning and position.

THe "species ...last..." if you re-read was about ideology and dogmatism, not satire. perhaps the fault is mine through syntax in that the first sentence of that paragraph was about how you were demeaning my questioning and analysis, the micro event as it were, while the following sentences were broad, that if this all  there is to people, macro, then it will lead to an eventual end. bit hyperbolic sure but i wasn't talking about satire at that point so miscommunication on mine or your or both part.

I've looked over and am only 50/50 sure you were joking. THe whole demeaning me part thinks you weren't joking. And now you're demeaning me for not getting your joke. couldn't just say, "just joking, try be less serious" or something on those lines. and making me feel small for not getting your joke even though there isn't much context for it being a joke, in my opinion, is a vain, crappy thing to do.

maybe its this internet culture because i see this everywhere, like its a sadistic outlet for people to unconsciously and more often consciously belittle others.
Please stop demeaning and belittling me. you are better than that. why does it always devolve to this hostility? how do we expect anyone to learn?

i proudly admit my ignorance. thats why question. to better understand. now, if you want to continue to demean me, please do so behind my back as i have derailed this thread far worse than ryan did for which I berated and demeaned him [which i later admitted to, though i will now apologize cause it doesn't feel good, i could have explained my newly sober situation and asked nicely and for that I am wrong and fail ethically. but I will to be better]

Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jerkemy on December 02, 2015, 03:04:45 PM
my first joke was about the seemingly scripted absurdity of replying to a comment about mansplaining with a wall of text attempting to take a stranger through a bunch of typo-ridden formal logic over a throwaway comment. It's the literal definition of mansplaining.

I don't think I've ever banned anyone In 7 years of being an admin here. I think the only time I've ever used my admin powers was to filter the term "lady love" to appear as "Broseph" for Brett.


Some variation of this argument has come up over and over here and I think all it boils down to is new posters not bothering to take the temperature of the room or look at the history of the board before unleashing. Nobody disagrees with you that logic is important, it's the context that makes your response absurd, at least to me.

Sorry, you're just not gonna find a lot of people in any society at any time on any planet who are going to respond favorably to being condescendingly dragged through the Socratic method over an offhand comment. That's not a snarky messageboard thing, it's just life.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jerkemy on December 02, 2015, 03:12:43 PM
like, just before turfing out, people who you can absolutely tell have the exact same communication issues in real life are always like "This is the MEANEST BOARD ONLINE, I don't get this SNARKY NTERNET CULTURE" but like....go look at any other messageboard. This place is the most milquetoast, no-stakes, lackadaisically-policed, let's-be-online-pals-fest on the entire internet.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on December 02, 2015, 04:14:57 PM
like, just before turfing out, people who you can absolutely tell have the exact same communication issues in real life are always like "This is the MEANEST BOARD ONLINE, I don't get this SNARKY NTERNET CULTURE" but like....go look at any other messageboard. This place is the most milquetoast, no-stakes, lackadaisically-policed, let's-be-online-pals-fest on the entire internet.

i've never been to any other message board.
hell i didn't even start watching youtube until two tears ago

i admit to trolling the person. that was a bit.
i didn't realize that was a newbie though, and i thought 'mainsplanning was something else too
wittgenstein would have a field day with this.

but it was the bit implying that i flippantly wouldn't consider another person's race and am naive of that kind of experience
I do nothing but practice objectivity and logic. socially awkard here , same in real life.
that statement is not anything to do with my troll statement and take that away, which was a bit of fishing, and whats left was before the new guy post i was writing about satire and you responded with that i take no care of, or rather, you easily imply, that I wouldn't take that seriously. i love writing essays, and real intellectual critical thinking is something i actually want to do like i want to fuck or need to play a guitar. i am craving it. i have no real friends to discuss things. i have never tried nor been a member of any of message board. i came upon it when i discovered diy ethics [ethics is something i am particularly passionate about] and frankly, to make that kind of righteousness and undermining, I had to my stand/point. and if hadn't been jest, which i came to check just in case i was wrong [i can be wrong quite often]
i wouldn't have come back because while it may be vain and stupid, that is something i felt like fighting for.
i thank you for the experience
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: jerkemy on December 02, 2015, 04:40:05 PM
it's all jokes, please don't worry too much about it
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: bort on December 06, 2015, 08:03:59 AM
Hey, who's ready for the Leftovers?
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on December 06, 2015, 05:41:42 PM
Hey, who's ready for the Leftovers?

me.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on December 07, 2015, 02:37:26 PM
Master of None on netflix is really, really good i thought.

felt like each episode was an indie film, yet entirely different tone from Louie

I was never a fan of aziz ansari, pardon if misspelled, on Parks and rec but I didn't really care for the tone of the show and never watched more than the first few episodes when it aired

on the british side, You me and the apocalypse is turning out pretty well albeit not as many laughs as I would hope, but many british comedies steer clear of direct jokes

and just discovered the Toast of London, which is incredibly hilarious
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on December 08, 2015, 07:09:58 AM
I also liked master of none, almost every episode was interesting.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: skateandannoy on December 08, 2015, 07:34:59 PM
I loved Master of None. I watched the entire series in one sitting. I'm a big fan of Aziz's stand up stuff and I love him in Parks (and Parks and Rec in general). I can't wait to see where they take MoN next.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on December 09, 2015, 12:20:29 AM
I liked Master of None well enough but people are going really overboard with it. Is it because people just have Netflix and not cable or something? It's fine.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on December 09, 2015, 05:05:22 AM
I liked Master of None well enough but people are going really overboard with it. Is it because people just have Netflix and not cable or something? It's fine.

Yes Netflix > Cable

They will have twice the amount of netflix originals in 2016, as they did in 2015. I can't wait.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on December 09, 2015, 08:03:19 AM
Regarding price, sure, Netflix is better.

Regarding content, Netflix isn't even remotely close to touching cable & prime channels.  Fargo, for instance, is leagues better than anything on all the streaming services except for maybe Transparent.

Boardwalk Empire, Hannibal, Nathan For You, Louie, Review, etc.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: rory on December 09, 2015, 08:06:36 AM
Transparent is starting season 2, right? I watch the first season when it as new and that shit was fucking stressful. All the characters were so awful. It made it compelling and kind of real, but I don't know if I can get myself to watch the next season.

I also liked Master Of None a whole lot. Quite a bit different from what I was expecting, I guess.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on December 09, 2015, 08:19:12 AM
Yeah, the first episode of the new season is up, and the the rest of the season will be up on the 11th.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on December 09, 2015, 08:40:50 AM
Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter, now this is a beautiful show.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on December 09, 2015, 06:34:34 PM
I've not had a chance to watch it but is The Man in the High Castle any good? I saw a commercial for it and thought it looked interesting.

Also was wondering if anyone has heard any rumblings about Hannibal being picked up by Netflix because that would make me very happy. If I was a billionaire, I would commission them to make new episodes for my personal use.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on December 10, 2015, 10:47:25 AM
There's a very, very slight possibility of a movie, but I'm pretty sure the series is over.  Which I'm actually fine with, because the way the finale ended was perfect.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: amanda on December 11, 2015, 09:26:24 AM
I've not had a chance to watch it but is The Man in the High Castle any good? I saw a commercial for it and thought it looked interesting.

We put it on a couple weeks ago while I was doing some stuff for work and what I saw was pretty good.  I've never read the book and I felt like there were some things I was missing, but Rob is a huge Philips K. Dick fan and he was absolutely engrossed in it.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on December 13, 2015, 07:49:38 PM
There's a very, very slight possibility of a movie, but I'm pretty sure the series is over.  Which I'm actually fine with, because the way the finale ended was perfect.
It was but I miss it. You know how it is.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on December 13, 2015, 07:50:06 PM
I've not had a chance to watch it but is The Man in the High Castle any good? I saw a commercial for it and thought it looked interesting.

We put it on a couple weeks ago while I was doing some stuff for work and what I saw was pretty good.  I've never read the book and I felt like there were some things I was missing, but Rob is a huge Philips K. Dick fan and he was absolutely engrossed in it.
I might have to check it out. Thanks!
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on December 14, 2015, 02:50:15 AM
Ash vs. Evil Dead

and for funsies:
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on December 14, 2015, 05:13:28 AM
I'm seeing Noel Fielding in Chicago in March. Making the 5-6 hour drive from Ohio. Can't fucking wait.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on December 14, 2015, 01:33:11 PM
I'm seeing Noel Fielding in Chicago in March. Making the 5-6 hour drive from Ohio. Can't fucking wait.

say wuuuuuuuuuuuut!? I have a paid vacation that i have to take between feb-march.... to see a british comedian live would be epic.

i am green with envy
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on December 14, 2015, 02:57:54 PM
I forget where you live, but he has a dozen American dates. Maybes one of them is near you!
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on December 19, 2015, 04:17:57 PM
I forget where you live, but he has a dozen American dates. Maybes one of them is near you!

Chicago is the closest :-(

Not surprised, Atlanta is in the south. and people outside US must be aware that a significant majority of the  'Murica! culture exists more or is more vocal in the south. Atlanta can be a really liberal, awesome city though, for what its worth
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on December 19, 2015, 04:19:09 PM
SInce i'm here, PEEP SHOW SERIES 9!

watch it! watch it now!!

i mean, if you like, of course
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on December 19, 2015, 09:17:36 PM
Highly recommend Making a Murderer on Netflix.

Kind of their version of The Jinx, mixed with Rectify and Serial.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: pronetoaccidents on December 21, 2015, 11:28:38 AM
if you're looking for random, ridiculous yet entertaining, i'd recommend Banshee.

This is one of the best choreographed fight scenes I've seen since the opening to Kill Bill 1.

Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on December 23, 2015, 09:19:28 AM
Holy shit, I just watched the 6 new episodes of peep show and I don't think I laughed that hard at any television show so far this year.

Best early Xmas gift.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on December 30, 2015, 05:05:22 AM
Aaron check out my new tattoo!

https://www.instagram.com/p/_6rdW2x9wJ/?taken-by=trashkollector (https://www.instagram.com/p/_6rdW2x9wJ/?taken-by=trashkollector)
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: AaronTheCabe on December 31, 2015, 05:34:54 PM
Aaron check out my new tattoo!

https://www.instagram.com/p/_6rdW2x9wJ/?taken-by=trashkollector (https://www.instagram.com/p/_6rdW2x9wJ/?taken-by=trashkollector)

i can only express my joy at that via song:

Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on January 06, 2016, 11:25:28 PM
Hey ian!
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on February 23, 2017, 05:49:42 AM
The new season of it's always sunny is maybe the best to date. That Water Park episode was infreakingcredible.

Also watching santa clarita diet, Taboo, Baskets, and man seeking woman. All are good.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on April 23, 2017, 07:31:59 AM
I am really enjoying the new season of Better Call Saul. If this season keeps going on the same track, it will be the best one yet in my opinion. I don't really have a desire to rewatch old episodes unlike Breaking Bad which I could watch any day. There are certain shows that I like to rewatch and some I don't. As great is the Wire was, I never went back and rewatched episodes.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: momitsnowme on April 24, 2017, 09:16:41 AM
I liked Life in Pieces on Netflix
I'm sucked in to Grace and Frankie now
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: manmagic on April 25, 2017, 05:33:57 AM

Binged watched the first season of this over the weekend. I thought it was absolutely fantastic.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: Anna Karina on April 25, 2017, 08:46:34 PM
I highly recommend Catastrophe on Amazon Prime. The third season goes up in three days.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: BlakeK on May 02, 2017, 07:13:50 AM
Better Call Saul keeps getting better. I missed last weeks episode so I had to catch up last night. It was nice being able to watch these episodes back to back. It feels like the Gus/Mike storylines are slightly overpowering Jimmy's but it isn't that bad. I'm still interested and invested in Jimmy's story and feel like both are great and are coexisting pretty well.
Title: Re: General Television Thread
Post by: lindsey on June 01, 2017, 01:41:46 AM
Better Call Saul is so fucking good and I really really don't want anything bad to happen to Kim but it feels inevitable