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Sir T
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on: June 07, 2016, 05:15:34 PM

On a related note, we kind of need a subforum for discussion of TV that isn't about a specific show.

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Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 06:11:50 PM

I kind of thought that was against the rules of the TV and Movies forums.
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Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 06:15:56 PM

Honestly, I don't know. Sorry if I violated a rule. Mods can and probably will delete this.

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Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016, 06:19:41 PM

I kind of thought that was against the rules of the TV and Movies forums.


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Reply #4 on: June 07, 2016, 06:35:24 PM

Hey, I like the idea--I tried this once in Movies, but it was eventually modded out of existence.
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Reply #5 on: June 08, 2016, 12:08:10 AM

I have discovered I'm getting old. I'm tired of pointless sex scenes in shows that seem like they're only there so that the writers didn't have to come up with anything for that space.

I got bored with it bright and early on in Game of Thrones. I thought the Jessica Jones series was excellent, but again, long ass ( why so serious?) sex for no purpose. Show the clothes on the floor and get on with the story.

That or start acknowledging humans evacuate waste and do bathroom cuts too.

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Reply #6 on: June 08, 2016, 12:55:08 AM

I can kinda see where you are going, but let's get one thing straight:  sex scenes can be pointless, but nudity almost never is.  Remember the scene in GoT last year where one of the Sand Snake girls decided to show Bronn her rack?  Technically had no purpose, but it was still Must See TV.

Also, I like the Random TV thread.  There needs to be a place to discuss shows that don't otherwise deserve their own thread.

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Reply #7 on: June 08, 2016, 07:33:34 AM

Yes, I agree.  No naked sex.  And boobs don't do anything for me.  We even have naked penises flopping about now.   ACK!  NO MORE NAKED PENISES!

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Reply #8 on: June 08, 2016, 07:40:42 AM

I've been on the "fuck sex scenes" wagon for a while now. That its happened can be a part of the story. Every frigging detail is rarely if ever part of the story.

And seriously, they are tits. Every woman has them, ffs. And yeah we really don't need to see the Penis brigade...

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Reply #9 on: June 08, 2016, 08:12:40 AM

ITT old people.

Bring on the boobs and asses.  awesome, for real

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Reply #10 on: June 08, 2016, 09:40:26 AM

ITT old people.

Bring on the boobs and asses.  awesome, for real

Pretty much, anything scene were it's just talking is massively improved if it's talking while airing out some titties.

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Reply #11 on: June 08, 2016, 10:20:32 AM

Funny enough, thought about making this exact thread for movies late last week just to rag on some awful horror I'd been watching.
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Reply #12 on: June 08, 2016, 10:37:21 AM

Yes, I agree.  No naked sex.  And boobs don't do anything for me.  We even have naked penises flopping about now.   ACK!  NO MORE NAKED PENISES!

Clothed penises are no better...  why so serious?

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Reply #13 on: June 08, 2016, 10:56:44 AM

I propose retitling this thread "Useless TV" and stickying it.

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Reply #14 on: June 08, 2016, 11:05:18 AM

I propose retitling this thread "Useless TV" and stickying it.
Seconded.

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Reply #15 on: June 08, 2016, 11:17:28 AM

Done.
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Reply #16 on: June 08, 2016, 11:22:15 AM

Funny enough, thought about making this exact thread for movies late last week just to rag on some awful horror I'd been watching.

Dude. Dish. I love awful horror.

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Reply #17 on: June 08, 2016, 11:22:49 AM

Funny enough, thought about making this exact thread for movies late last week just to rag on some awful horror I'd been watching.

Dude. Dish. I love awful horror.
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Reply #18 on: July 01, 2016, 12:17:48 PM

I'll put this here for now, but a weekend ago a friend and I decided to travel back to our childhoods and watch Mr. Ed.  Couple of surprises:
1. It's actually pretty damn good.  Meaning, it has some good writing and humor.  Or at least it fits our tastes in humor.  I think it molded my current sense of humor.
2. There are 26 episodes in season one.  We only made it through the first three.

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Reply #19 on: July 01, 2016, 08:12:25 PM

Man those are conflicting thoughts.
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Reply #20 on: July 01, 2016, 08:29:49 PM

I'll put this here for now, but a weekend ago a friend and I decided to travel back to our childhoods and watch Mr. Ed.  Couple of surprises:
1. It's actually pretty damn good.  Meaning, it has some good writing and humor.  Or at least it fits our tastes in humor.  I think it molded my current sense of humor.
2. There are 26 episodes in season one.  We only made it through the first three.

Man, you just reminded me of the "Old TV" block that came on right before GI Joe/ Transformers/ Thundercats.  My Favorite Martian and Gilligan's Island. On early dismissal days I could catch Mr. Ed, too. Yes those were actually some good shows for their time. Much funnier than I Love Lucy, which still gets all kinds of accolades but leaves me cold.

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Reply #21 on: July 01, 2016, 08:38:41 PM

I always liked I Love Lucy, but the show I used to watch a lot was MASH.  Although that is newer than the other shows mentioned.
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Reply #22 on: July 01, 2016, 08:52:10 PM

MASH was good, yes. I don't even remember how I started watching that one or Three's Company now that I think about it.

I Love Lucy had a few good episodes, but I just didn't enjoy it as a whole. Carol Burnett and Mama's Family were more my style for women's comedy shows.

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Reply #23 on: July 01, 2016, 09:03:43 PM

I've always been partial to Dobie Gillis myself.

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Reply #24 on: July 02, 2016, 07:25:19 AM

MASH is so variable, some of it is great, some of it isn't.

I'm sure we've already got a thread for this but... Lost. Wife & I started watching it the other week. How did this shit get to survive for 5 seasons? It's fucking dreadful. Does it massively improve suddenly or something? We're about 5 episodes into Season 1 and I see no reason to continue whatsoever. The entire thing seems to be predicated on that same old crock of crap: "People are shitty and can't communicate!". ZZzzzZZZ.

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Reply #25 on: July 02, 2016, 09:37:34 AM

There's a channel that shows nothing but old tv shows.  They have F Troop!  F Troop is very nearly almost the funniest show ever.

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Reply #26 on: July 06, 2016, 07:53:49 AM

I have to say, tv is mostly very, very useless this summer.  :(

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Reply #27 on: July 06, 2016, 08:20:25 AM

Man those are conflicting thoughts.

We would have kept going but we had a late start.  Nothing to do with the quality of Mr. Ed.

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Reply #28 on: July 06, 2016, 09:18:55 AM

Furthering our hunt for things to watch during the summer, we started watching Black Sails and it's really good. Only 2 episodes in so far but loved both of them. It's like the antithesis of Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Reply #29 on: July 07, 2016, 08:14:03 AM

Furthering our hunt for things to watch during the summer, we started watching Black Sails and it's really good. Only 2 episodes in so far but loved both of them. It's like the antithesis of Pirates of the Caribbean.

And, OMG, the abs!!   Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #30 on: July 07, 2016, 11:46:08 AM

Furthering our hunt for things to watch during the summer, we started watching Black Sails and it's really good. Only 2 episodes in so far but loved both of them. It's like the antithesis of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Black Sails.  Definitely not Useless TV.  Top 5 show right now, IMO.

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Reply #31 on: July 07, 2016, 02:18:39 PM

Black Sails.  Definitely not Useless TV.  Top 5 show right now, IMO.

Really? The second season made me bored so I stopped watching.

Peaky Blinders season 3 is on Netflix for those of you who like "gritty" period dramas (highly recommended).

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Reply #32 on: July 07, 2016, 02:50:16 PM

Did Peaky Blinders pick up?  I made it about half way through the first season.  Started out promising, but just sort of meandered into boring....bleh.  Silly Romance stuff, slow pot movement.  I really liked it at first, but lost all will to watch. 

Actually, that's exactly the same thing that happened to me with Turn.  Way to much time wasted on soap opera love triangle romance shit nobody cares about.  10% on actual spying and period history.  Again, made it half way through the first season.

And I love period peace series.  Pretty much the only thing I can stand watching these days is fantasy/sci-fi, or realistic historical drama.  Been let down do far, but maybe those series get better.

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Reply #33 on: July 07, 2016, 03:21:09 PM

I love Cops.

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Reply #34 on: July 11, 2016, 08:34:51 PM

I don't think it's been mentioned here but Kevin Smith is getting a crack at making a Buckaroo Banzai TV show.  He plans on making it an continuation of the story and is hoping to get as many people back as he can for cameos and such.
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