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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:58 AM

So... Did anyone watch one or both versions of The Borgias (either the american and/or the french/german one)?

Some say it's better than The Tudors.


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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:58 AM

Eh ... the shows you people are watching ... bring back Morlock!


Morlock loves Community as well, Alex. And I watched 300 the other day and agree 100% with you.

So I can't be wrong.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:34 PM

Currently on Cosmos, and waiting for the sequel with Neil D Tyson!

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:53 PM

Tyson is one of the most engaging and interesting people out there. I wasn't aware he was doing a Cosmos update. That will be cool.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:54 PM

The Trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Very entertaining.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:24 PM

It is. It's completely pointless, yet amusingly worthwhile.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:15 AM

Saw the trailer for that, looked entertaining. I thought it was a film though?
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 05:46 AM

I've been watching the first few episodes of Arrested Development. Maybe I was caught in a bad time, but I'm not getting what's suposed to be so good about this show. Perhaps the next episodes will vindicate its fame
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:52 AM

Saw the trailer for that, looked entertaining. I thought it was a film though?

Actually the version I saw was a film. It has some footage missing from the show.\

It is. It's completely pointless, yet amusingly worthwhile.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:42 AM

Saw the trailer for that, looked entertaining. I thought it was a film though?



Its a 6 part tv series. A edited down version was released in cinemas in the us.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:16 AM


Eh ... the shows you people are watching ... bring back Morlock!


Morlock loves Community as well, Alex. And I watched 300 the other day and agree 100% with you.

So I can't be wrong.




Interesting. Then I must check it out.


(Although there are 2 different kind of fans of 300, those who see the beauty and expression (the stimuli that forms the experience), and those (a much larger group) who say: "Cool, they fight and there's blood everywhere!")

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:29 AM

Normally I'm a bit of both, but in the case of 300 I'm definitely the latter.

Not really a fan of the Sky Captain look.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:35 AM

I don't like Sky Captain. Visual expression and transmission = zero. I'm not against the setup or the production design but in the end everything was pretty bad. It just didn't gel and I think I even stopped watching it. And no, I don't like Spartacus the TV series either. That's a series for the fans of 300 that say: "Hey, they fight and there's blood everywhere!" And the trailer of Tarsem Singh's The Immortals (300 wannabe) tells me I need to avoid this at all costs. Besides of getting it completely right, the 'look' of a film is only one thing. The way it's put on film is another. Blade Runner has a certain distinctive look (futuristic potpourri) which others have tried to copy (or at least partially) but they always miss the mark. No, the thing I'm talking about is just as much there in Watchmen as it is in 300 or in Scott's first feature films (and no, Thor, not in Body Of Lies ;) ).

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 04:19 AM

Episode 13 of BSG, Colonial Day, introduces a new character to run against Tom Zarek for the vice presidency. President Roslin commends him as being someone who has held the fleet together all this time.

Have I been asleep for the past 12 episodes, but who is this guy and why haven't I seen him until now?

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:59 AM

Does anybody watch "Rev."? If so, what do they think?

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:38 PM

(Although there are 2 different kind of fans of 300, those who see the beauty and expression (the stimuli that forms the experience), and those (a much larger group) who say: "Cool, they fight and there's blood everywhere!")


Well, the violence is pretty well executed, but I'm the first kind of fan.

Also, watch Community.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 08:49 PM

Recently, I've bought the X-Files: The Complete Collection (all 9 seasons + the 1998 movie). Currently, I'm near the end of the first season. What a great feeling, watching this great series again after 15 years, give or take a few, and remembering a character or a plot every now and then - the first episode with Tooms still managed to scare the living daylights out of me! :D


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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:05 PM

I'm still with Terra Nova, which while not a great show, is interesting enough to stick with it. The sfx are a mixed bag and some of the stories are a bit lame, but it's still enjoyable.

And I've started following Once Upon a Time. Again, not anything that great, but the premise is quite interesting and I like Jennifer Morrison is well cast as the lead.

We also continue with House, which hasn't yet jumped the shark. It's really only dull if the weekly case(s) isn't that interesting. (spoiler for those who aren't up to date with the states)
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:24 PM

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 3, final episode.

Our living room erupted into hilarious laughter for five minutes none stop during the finale in the restaurant. Fucking comedy gold, oh deary me. My eyes are still watering, me and my girl have never laughed together so much. Genius.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:45 PM

Have you only watched seasons one through three?
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:33 PM

Yes. We'll start S4 tomorrow night most likely.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:24 PM

Well you're in for some big laughs throughout the rest of the series. Enjoy!
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:46 PM

Glad to hear it, because other than the odd laugh here and there, Larry is up to now (in season 3) turning more and more into a miserable twat with fewer and fewer redeeming features.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:18 AM

The first 3 seasons are easily the worst of the entire series. You're just about to enter an era of pure gold

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:27 AM

Really?! Ooo shit!

My mouth is watering at such a prospect (in no way would I ever call seasons 1-3 bad).

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:30 AM

Just wait till Leon is introduced in season 6!

Mel Brook's play in Season 5!

The Seinfeld Reunion in Season 7!

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:26 AM

Which season is "The Doll" in? That's one of my favorite episodes.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:21 AM

I finally finished all 275 episodes of Cheers. It was probably one of the most satisfying series finales that I have seen.

Last line of the show, "I'm sorry we're closed." I'm pretty sure that was the only time those words were said on the show. Then Sam goes and fixes Coach's photo, good stuff!

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 06:20 AM

Which season is "The Doll" in? That's one of my favorite episodes.

Season 2

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:13 PM

The pilot for House MD.

As pilots go it gets the job done very well. It sets up the premise of the show and shows us the mian characters. Good thing is that Hugh Laurie is immediately spot on as House. The character is a joy to watch. The rest of the cast struggle though. Omar epps has not found his character yet, and seems to just be reading his lines at times. Lisa Edelstein is hot as Cuddy.

Directed by Brian Singer and it shows. Far more cinematic then what would be the norm in the series, and with more dramatic music. but the colorgrading is really weird. Thankfully the show looks more natural.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:20 AM

New HBO TV series from Michael Mann and David Milch (Deadwood):






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Posted 11 December 2011 - 01:37 PM

Sad to see Hoffman's once great career declining to the point that he has do to television work.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:08 PM

Well, it's a changed world now Steef, TV is where the good parts are these days. I'm sure that's why Dustin is doing it.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:13 PM

Really? Is that why Larry Fishburne did CSI? Is that why Christian Slater has his own TV show?

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:17 PM

I'm talking quality TV, Steef.


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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:18 PM

Quality TV is maybe 5 % of everything what's being made.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:24 PM

Has anyone watched American Horror Story? A friend at work told me the writing level was up there with LOST and it got me curious. The premise turns me off, but I'll definitely give it a shot.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:29 PM

Quality TV is maybe 5 % of everything what's being made.


So? Don't you think actors have noticed shows like Rome, The Wire, The Sopranos or Six Feet under? And I know Mad Men is the new show to like if you want to show people you got great taste. TV is the new medium if you want to see superb characters and dialogue. With the credentials like the ones I mentioned, there's nothing to be embarrassed about doing TV anymore. I'm afraid that you're still living in the days of The A-Team, Steef.


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Posted 11 December 2011 - 05:23 PM

TV, specifically the American stuff, has me enthralled lately. Mad Men is my current flavour of the month, it's more than tiding me over till Game of Thrones returns.

Plus we watch a Curb every night.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:30 PM

Mad Men is my current favour of the month.

And?

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