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Reply #70 on: November 04, 2016, 09:09:59 PM

The Crown is some first class monarchy history porn.

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Reply #71 on: November 09, 2016, 07:37:12 AM

I've become hooked on Forged in Fire.  It's basically Chopped but with blacksmiths making a knife in 6 hours with challenges. Then the top 2 go back to their home forges and make a historical weapon. It's on the History Channel. They test the weapon by hacking and slicing on all sorts of shit. It's hokey as hell, but I dig it.  I'm actually contemplating taking blacksmith classes I've become so enamored with it.

There's actually a show like this?  That's awesome.  I'll have to look it up for my brother in law... he'll love it.  I love shows where people make thingies.

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Reply #72 on: November 12, 2016, 09:27:39 AM

John Lithgow deserves an emmy and stuff for his portrayal of Winston Churchill. So damn good.

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Reply #73 on: January 11, 2017, 04:26:40 PM

I'm 3ep in to Westworld. Not reading the thread for fear of spoilers. I feel it can go either way. Worth continuing?

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Reply #74 on: January 11, 2017, 04:29:05 PM

Fuck yes.

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Reply #75 on: January 11, 2017, 04:29:36 PM

I'm 3ep in to Westworld. Not reading the thread for fear of spoilers. I feel it can go either way. Worth continuing?

Your tastes are odd (as much as I can recall), so I won't presume. I consider season 1 of Westworld to be the second best thing HBO has ever done. I'm including single seasons of Rome/Deadwood/Sopranos/GoT etc. Not better than The Wire. Well, maybe better than season 5.
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Reply #76 on: January 11, 2017, 11:30:37 PM

Ok I'll keep watching.

I don't watch much TV, I'm picky. I find entertainment that makes me think or that I interact with in some way much better.

This is at least somewhat provocative to date. I'm just wary of it going all 'American' and trying to explain everything and being less about interesting questions and imagination.

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Reply #77 on: January 12, 2017, 03:09:34 AM

Westworld is pretty good and the (first) season has a plot that gets resolved to the point where it wouldn't have been a total waste of time even if there wouldn't be a second season to look forward to.
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Reply #78 on: February 18, 2017, 07:52:31 PM

Just finished watching the first 3 seasons of "The Fall". Decent show overall, but really damn dark. The ending of the arc (they're going to do a 4th season, I think, with a new issue) was interesting, and not what I expected. It did not lighten the mood.  awesome, for real

It was possibly a bit far up it's own ass at times with the non-subtle messaging and trying-too-hard cinematography, but was a really interesting look at all aspects of such a dire set of crimes. Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan are the stars and both do pretty damn well in their respective roles. 

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Reply #79 on: February 19, 2017, 11:20:35 AM

I'm up to date with "The Fall".  It was a bit depressing and sometimes felt a little slow, but I thought it was pretty brilliant, too.  I thought Gillian Anderson was the best she's ever been.  I had never seen Jamie Dornan before this show and I wonder why... he's very, very good. 

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Reply #80 on: March 22, 2017, 03:35:39 AM

Hap and Leonard is back for the second season and it's awesome based on the first episode (but then again I'm a big fan of Lansdale's crime books so a bit biased).  DRILLING AND MANLINESS
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Reply #81 on: March 24, 2017, 09:22:18 AM

Binged through Santa Clarita Diet. It was worth watching. Felt like it ended at a strange point, but it was a lot of fun. Olyphant and Barrymore are great in this. Unique take on the whole zombie genre. 

Also rewatching The Wire in between getting disappointed by other shows (Vikings, Arrow, Iron Fist). Still the best show ever and an excellent palate cleanser.
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Reply #82 on: April 24, 2017, 10:03:04 PM

The Black Company is coming TV with Eliza Dushku as The Lady.

I fear the worst. Its very upsetting. Shes a fucking black widow.
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Reply #83 on: April 24, 2017, 10:25:29 PM

Read recently the Wheel of Time TV series is going forward too. I'd ask "what next, wizards first rule?" But that already happened.

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Reply #84 on: April 25, 2017, 03:05:28 AM

The Black Company is coming TV with Eliza Dushku as The Lady.

I fear the worst. Its very upsetting. Shes a fucking black widow.

I'd be more worried about Goyer's involvement since the only times he's made anything good is when he's riding on the shoulders of guys like del Toro and Nolan.
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Reply #85 on: April 25, 2017, 10:41:28 AM

The Black Company is coming TV with Eliza Dushku as The Lady.

I fear the worst. Its very upsetting. Shes a fucking black widow.

I'd be more worried about Goyer's involvement since the only times he's made anything good is when he's riding on the shoulders of guys like del Toro and Nolan.
When I think about things like that I think about DB Weiss' lack of credentials when he started on Game of Thrones and that I was the only person, I think, on Earth that read his freshman effort.
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Reply #86 on: April 25, 2017, 03:18:49 PM

The Black Company is coming TV with Eliza Dushku as The Lady.

I fear the worst. Its very upsetting. Shes a fucking black widow.

What. The. Fuck. She can't act. I could throw a dart down the street and hit a better choice. There's literally thousands of better choices.

...I would love to be proved wrong, but yeah, let's be realistic.
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Reply #87 on: May 04, 2017, 06:26:24 AM

Why did I make it this far in life and nobody ever told me how great Arrested Development is?  Directing this at the universe in general.

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Reply #88 on: May 04, 2017, 02:13:04 PM

Why did I make it this far in life and nobody ever told me how great Arrested Development is?  Directing this at the universe in general.

people won't shut the fuck about it to the point its attained legend status and has become completely overrated

the fuck you talking about?
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Reply #89 on: May 04, 2017, 09:57:35 PM

I somehow don't frequent those circles, but this is true of most pop culture.  I literally knew not one thing about this show two weeks ago, other than that it existed.  Wouldn't have been able to even name one actor.

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Reply #90 on: May 04, 2017, 10:35:14 PM

Those circles?

That circle is The Whole Internet. Somehow avoiding praise for Arrested Development makes me thing you live in a hole on the side of some mountain that exists on no map.
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Reply #91 on: May 04, 2017, 10:56:36 PM

Yeah, it's called Denmark, only there are no mountains.  You probably didn't remember that I live in Europe, so I will assume you are not making the traditional American mistake of assuming that we are all exposed to the same cultural phenomena all the time.

Also, I keep my internet circle extremely small, which could be an interesting topic of discussion, only probably not.

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Reply #92 on: May 05, 2017, 01:41:55 AM

In fairness, I only recently (last 2 months) watched AD and I knew NOTHING of it previously.

There are circles and circles, I suspect.

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Reply #93 on: May 05, 2017, 01:56:35 AM

See?  And Ironwood is way more hip than I am.

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Reply #94 on: May 05, 2017, 02:12:42 AM

Oh Dear.  That's your argument ?  We're gonna lose this one.

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Reply #95 on: May 05, 2017, 07:35:31 AM

You two lost the minute he wrote the word hip to describe you.

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Reply #96 on: May 05, 2017, 07:37:15 AM

That's what I just said ?

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Reply #97 on: May 05, 2017, 08:48:50 AM

are we all not accessing the same internet?
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Reply #98 on: May 05, 2017, 08:59:24 AM

are we all not accessing the same internet?

How much you heard about Baahubali 2? Because that shit is all over the internet. If you're in India.

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Reply #99 on: May 05, 2017, 09:10:01 AM

That would be an excellent response if any culture were as exported or pervasive as American culture, particularly on the internet.
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Reply #100 on: May 05, 2017, 09:11:10 AM

You probably didn't remember that I live in Europe, so I will assume you are not making the traditional American mistake of assuming that we are all exposed to the same cultural phenomena all the time.

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Reply #101 on: May 05, 2017, 09:25:05 AM

THIS GIF HAS BEEN AROUND FOR 14 YEARS

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Reply #102 on: May 05, 2017, 09:35:28 AM

There's a lot of GIFs and references commonly used on the internet that at least I don't know the origin of or where - knowing the origin - I felt compelled to dive deeper into that origin. If you watched every movie/series/... there's a popular GIF of... Well, I don't do that.

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Reply #103 on: May 05, 2017, 09:59:25 AM

Why did I make it this far in life and nobody ever told me how great Arrested Development is?  Directing this at the universe in general.

I had the opposite problem -- it was overhyped to me and when I watched the first episode (many years ago) I was distinctly unimpressed -- a family full of despicable people with one guy set to be the "everyman" viewer proxy who would have to good-naturedly deal with their shenanigans every week. Yawn.

Yeah. Recently I decided to give it another chance and watched a few more shows in. Whups! Yep, brilliant. Especially when you realize that Michael is just as fucked up as the rest of his family, just with a better heart, maybe.

Even my wife is hooked, and she usually hates "those kind of shows."
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Reply #104 on: May 05, 2017, 10:47:35 AM

Never seen that gif!

Seriously though, it is this way with a lot of things.  I vaguely remember hearing about AD back when it was a thing, but living in Europe at the time meant that it was probably off limits to me so there was no reason to really even give it a thought.  This is true of MOST American television, it might surprise you to find out.  Why pay attention to something you can't easily access?  Some of the good stuff (and a lot of the bad stuff) will make it to our version of Netflix and similar services eventually, but not only do we have no control over that, but as is the case with AD it might take 10 years.

So.  This is the part where I mention that I never watched Big Bang Theory, for basically the same reasons.  Same would be true for tons of hit American shows.

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