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What is the last Television series you watched?

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It's an American channel that doesn't offer any programming that would interest you

 

It's mostly reality shows, and reruns of older scripted shows (mostly comedies)

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Jeez! Why are they doing The Mist? Couldn't it have been HBO or Showtime?

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They have a show called Wynonna Earp, where the great-great-granddaughter of Wyat Earp battles demons.....

 

Sheesh...

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Maybe that The Mist will put them on the map ... Turn them into a serious player ... 

 

 

 

 

And the Emmy for best drama show goes to The Mist, Spike TV!

 

 

 

 

 

Nah! Not gonna happen ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another show is called Redneck Island...

 

Never mind.

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Sally put on her Spectra fashion show today, with dress designs completely stolen from Forrester Creations. You should have seen the looks on Thomas and Coco's faces - utter betrayal. She'll probably be arrested for industrial espionage.

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Star Trek: Voyager - Fair Haven

 

Voyager has the best holodeck episodes.  Can you get drunk on holographic whiskey?

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3 hours ago, TheGreyPilgrim said:

 

 

Voyager has the best holodeck episodes. 

 

I hope you're not talking about those dreadful 1940s private eye episodes! 

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Those were The Next Generation, Alex.

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Code Geass:  Lelouch of the Rebellion

 

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The title might sound pretty ridiculous, but the show itself is very interesting.  A pseudo-mecha anime that is basically a long form political chess match with some mystical powers thrown in for good measure.  Admittedly, most of the characters are fairly unlikable, especially as the series progresses, and I would have liked for them to have explored this inexplicable ability called Geass (Ghee ehs, got Geese) in even more detail but the ending is so good that it can reshapes your opinion about what you've seen.  I feel like I need to watch it again to appreciate all of its moving parts.

 

 

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Broken S01E01

 

New BBC drama about Sean Bean as a lonely priest and his working class parish.  Very well written and acted.  But Jesus is it depressing as fuck.

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3 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

Broken S01E01

 

New BBC drama about Sean Bean as a lonely priest and his working class parish.  Very well written and acted.  But Jesus is it depressing as fuck.

 

So, is Bean already dead or did he make it past episode 1?

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He'll die at the end of the first series while saving children from a burning orphanage.

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Ahhh, I was wondering how quickly we'd find out what Moffat would be up to post-Who.  The premise doesn't immediately excite me, but then again, neither did Sherlock when I first heard about it.

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Do we really need another vampire show?

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The last season of 'Mad Men'. There was one brilliant scene when main character Don Draper, lost and confused, ends up in a buddhist hippie camp. He finds his ommmm and finally, in this Big Sur paradise unspoiled by crass commercialism, he overcomes his anxiety attacks and daydreams: all the hippies singing unison while holding cokes in the air (this was an actual 1971 Coca Cola commercial called 'I'd like to buy the world a Coke'). The irony in context of the show is priceless...and true, of course.

 

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Indeed. And now I no longer have a favorite show, only shows that I like.

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I never understood the appeal of Don Draper.

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He was an egotistical twat. Generally one of the most appealing character traits in cinema/TV. 

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Yeah, I remember the Cosby Show.

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You never watched anything before The Soprano's aired.

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34 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

I never understood the appeal of Don Draper.

 

Like you never understood the appeal of Walter White before you actually watched Breaking Bad?

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That is different! Walt isn't a bad man. He tried to provide for his family! 

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There are about 7 or 8 other characters on which you can hang your 'appeal' yardstick. I m not a huge fan of the MM melodramatics, either, but it's generally more entertaining than not and while i have skipped 3 seasons, the last one had many jolly highlights (there are some priceless oneliners by the grey-haired guy that early Woody Allen would have been proud of) that a barrage of new Netflix etc. shows just have not.

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Fargo S3E10 - Somebody to Love

 

"This is a true story..."

 

Since the original Coen brothers' film, this opening statement has been one that the following absurdist tales have played around with thematically. But with this season finale, as the pieces come together, it becomes clear that this third season is Hawley's most earnest attempt at deconstructing the concept entirely. 

 

Season 3 has been a difficult ride for me. Yes, it features another brilliant all-star cast, some cool set-pieces and great writing, but something felt off about all of it. The season arc and structure seemed muddled, the characters' motivations unclear and the caricatures more obvious than before. Granted there were some really great highs (the phenomenal third episode being one, and Ray Wise's awesome cameo!), but something just didn't click. 

 

The final scene of this intriguing finale sort of helped piece it all together, however. As we watch Carrie Coon and the serpent-ish David Thewilis chewing scenery, Hawley's intentions become more clear. Unlike the past seasons, this one wasn't so much an attempt at comic tragedy as it was Hawley's thesis on the stupidity of life's events, and how "truth" is just the manipulation of a random sequence of events. And in the end, he leaves it to the audience on whether to accept Thewlis' more cynical view of human's tendency toward evil or Coon's firm belief in justice prevailing in the end.

 

When you go back to all the "head-scratcher" moments of the season, Hawley's choices make more and more sense and I can appreciate that. Season 3, in a way, is the show at its most ambitious, but at the cost of characters we can really invest in and narrative we can be swept off by. Hawley forgoes the usual entertainment value for a more heady exercise, and that makes this the toughest season to process, but one you can't help but admire.

 

And with that final monologue, I don't think you could ask for a better send-off to the whole series really. I'm not sure if there is another one planned, but this would be a noble end to a very fine show indeed.

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1 hour ago, publicist said:

There are about 7 or 8 other characters on which you can hang your 'appeal' yardstick. I m not a huge fan of the MM melodramatics, either, but it's generally more entertaining than not and while i have skipped 3 seasons, the last one had many jolly highlights (there are some priceless oneliners by the grey-haired guy that early Woody Allen would have been proud of) that a barrage of new Netflix etc. shows just have not.

 

What melodramatics? Force kids to watch Mad Men and they will complain nothing happens in this show. Now show them the ending of Better Call Saul S3 and they'll go "Yeah, that's more like it! Burn, baby, burn!" ;)

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By that logic, 'A-Team' and 'Transformers' are the new equivalents of 50's weepies: the kids like them!

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Well, those shows do like to exaggerate, which is also a definition of melodrama. :)

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Has anyone else around here watched Attack on Titan and feel utterly frustrated by it? I liked parts of it and I thought it had great ideas, but all in all it felt so clumsily executed that it kept frustrating me.

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Well, @nightscape94 and @Not Mr. Big did.

On 27/04/2014 at 4:10 AM, nightscape94 said:

On a whim I decided to watch the first episode of "Attack on Titan". So far, so good. I don't read manga or typically watch a lot of anime, with the exception of certain movies (Grave of the Fireflies, Ghost in the Shell, Miyazaki stuff, Akira). This was an interesting change of pace.

 

On 17/03/2015 at 9:11 AM, Not Mr. Big said:

Just finished the available episodes of Attack on Titan. This show does a really good job of leaving the viewer wanting to know more, very similar to Lost. It really hope it pays off in the later seasons.

I think I might try some other anime shows based on my enjoyment of AoT.

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