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#51 2015-11-14 11:39:33

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^ ??? i was like wtf? and wtf??
but i think this

pvsage wrote:

hooves

explains it all...
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#52 2015-11-20 09:38:34

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^ I think "ungulate" should have been a clue. tongue

Friday morning the day before the episode and still no teasers.  Hasbro/Studio B hasn't been this "hush-hush" about an episode since the one with Weird Al; must be because of the celebrity guest star.

EDIT:  Oh hay, there's a preview clip now.  Heavy dance-pop song, big false eyelashes, self-demonstrating lyrics about "glitz and glam" and "spectacle".  Considering this, the animatic from SDCC, and the press release from a few weeks ago, it's fairly easy to see the shape of the plot from here.

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#53 2015-12-13 17:39:52

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i'd like to take a moment to publicly wallow in self-loathing.

time and again i notice that a tv show is actually designed to be captivating, while the solid ground of quality story telling and movie making is slowly being pulled out from under you (for economical reasons i guess).
this might leave one in a state of still being captivated, failing to notice that the show has gone to shit during the last few episodes.

i had this experience really badly with the 2nd season of the blacklist.
i stopped watching it about halfway through, it had really gone to the dogs.
but what was worse, i couldn't understand anymore why i liked it in the first place, or whether season 1 was really better or i just fell for the captivating bit.

i felt very similarly about once upon a time.

both shows i have praised in this very thread. ops

it must have something to do with production techniques and marketing mechanisms: you get one season to catch as many junkies as possible, after that you're scot free and can basically produce and sell any old shit you like.

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#54 2015-12-13 19:12:56

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@ ohnonot  ^  OH yea ... been there done that and could not agree more.

Sometimes I don't even make it it the end of the season; "Zoo" had great hopes ... by the 5th week it was history ... SFX right out of the 70's, surprised I lasted that long.

Then the one with the 'tattooed lady' who came out of a duffel bag in the middle of times square ... another that was not watched after 3rd or 4th week.

Blacklist lasted into or maybe the end of Season 2 but that's it.  Saw only one episode of One Apon A Time.


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#55 2015-12-13 20:08:47

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maybe i'd have given up on once upon a time earlier, if it wasn't for this onetongue  ops

anyhoo, without getting too enthusiastic about it, i would like to direct your attention towards Sleeper Cell.
i'm not even so sure if it's a very good show, but it has one quality: it strives to show that there's a difference between being a muslim and being a terrorist. it shows "good muslims" and white american islamistic terrorists.
it shows that terrorists are human beings, and even the term terrorist isn't always so clear.

a very important topic for post-9/11 tv entertainment.


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#56 2015-12-13 20:33:54

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OK, you know her ... or would like to know her.  smile

Sleeper Cell - Never heard of it ... don't think it ever showed here.  Looks interesting ...

  terrorist
      n 1: a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually
           organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses
           religion as a cover for terrorist activities

I don't see Muslim, or Islamic in that definition. But I can think of a few western "organizations", for the sake of a word, that it fits quite nicely.  Condemning a person because they are green, orange, square, oblong (so as not to offend) without knowing them is just wrong!

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#57 2016-01-13 18:55:04

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TeoBigusGeekus wrote:

I've quite enjoyed the first two seasons of Penny Dreadful.
Looking forward for the third one.

hey, this was actually really good.
the storytelling is much more sophisticated than in most series of this type, the characters are interesting and unusual.
i could do without the gore, but it seems to be pretty much standard these days... and they somehow manage to make it almost beautiful...

i also very much appreciated that the makers bothered to put some sort of ending to the second season.
yes, an open ending, but strong enough to turn away with a sense of accomplishment.
thank you.

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#58 2016-01-15 12:24:08

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Just finished watching series one and two of "the affair"
Very well written and some good twists to keep you guessing.
Hope they do a third series.
Now enjoying "curb your enthusiasm" staring the guy who wrote Seinfeld. Its good but nothing beats
Seinfeld for me.

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#59 2016-02-11 06:35:14

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started watching star trek - TNG - again.

season 1: very, very enjoyable so far, esp. data vs. picard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlhzX7UKKNU lol

but i never much cared for the whole concept of Q challenging the whole human race, and not his character either.


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#60 2016-02-11 09:39:09

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^ Q was definitely a base breaker; you either love him or hate him.  Probably even more divisive than Wesley.

By the way, Sisko is best captain. tongue


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#61 2016-02-11 14:56:48

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I have been watching Stra Trek - NG on Netflix the last month or so. I am somewhere in the middle of Season 4 now.

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#62 2016-02-11 17:00:00

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ohnonot wrote:
TeoBigusGeekus wrote:

I've quite enjoyed the first two seasons of Penny Dreadful.
Looking forward for the third one.

hey, this was actually really good.
the storytelling is much more sophisticated than in most series of this type, the characters are interesting and unusual.
i could do without the gore, but it seems to be pretty much standard these days... and they somehow manage to make it almost beautiful...

i also very much appreciated that the makers bothered to put some sort of ending to the second season.
yes, an open ending, but strong enough to turn away with a sense of accomplishment.
thank you.

Anytime.

Also, I don't know if it's been mentioned, but try watching my best ever drama series: The Wire

EDIT: For the sensational gore of Penny Dreadful, read this.

EDIT 2: Good news

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#63 2016-02-18 12:00:13

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I just watched the pilot episode of The Lone Gunmen.

What, hijacking a plane?  Wait--targeting whatnow??  (Mental cut to news footage from six months later...) hmm

Okiday, whassa Chris Carter knowin dassa weesa not knowen?


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#64 2016-02-18 23:53:55

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I just started watching Sherlock. And by "just started" I mean I am now 2 seasons in tongue It's good.

Honestly, Moriarty is the scariest TV character I have seen in a while...


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#65 2016-02-18 23:59:34

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^The first episode I saw wasn't even one of the best (evil genius taxi driver) but my jaw was on the floor the whole time, it's that far ahead of everything else I'm currently seeing on television.

I've mentioned it elsewhere... Bilbo Watson, not the greatest actor sometimes. His Watson is growing on me, though (way more than his Bilbo ever will).


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#66 2016-02-19 01:15:43

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pvsage wrote:

I just watched the pilot episode of The Lone Gunmen.

Never saw it but I was in it. I was one of the Vikings. big_smile


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#67 2016-02-19 01:37:49

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^Thanks for making me re-read, I missed his Jar Jar.

Needs more Jar Jar...
http://www.geek.com/news/jar-jar-binks- … s-1644468/

More Jar Jar!
http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/14165/i … -jar-binks

Moar Jar Jar, aaarrrrr (spoilers?)!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo7_qW4pPrc


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#68 2016-02-19 03:17:32

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pvsage wrote:

^ Q was definitely a base breaker; you either love him or hate him.  Probably even more divisive than Wesley.

By the way, Sisko is best captain. tongue

Oooh. Didn't know Q was so divisive. He is perhaps my all-time favorite Star Trek character. All the more impressive considering he stars in only a handful of episodes (give or take).

I enjoy Sisko, but I prefer Picard. Picard, to me, shows more humanity.

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#69 2016-02-19 08:38:06

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Lately I've been enjoying Knights of Sidonia, The Seven Deadly Sins and I've just started Gotham.

I love series.

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#70 2016-02-19 09:41:44

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hhh wrote:

Moar Jar Jar, aaarrrrr (spoilers?)!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo7_qW4pPrc

Funny parody!  They forgot to include an "I have a bad feeling about this" moment though.

Seriously, I didn't think Jar Jar was any more annoying than 3P0 was in the original trilogy, and I thought 3P0 was worse in the prequel.


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#71 2016-02-19 12:09:59

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It's amazing how computer illiterate TV producers thought we were back in 2001.  The Lone Gunmen episode "Planet of the Frohikes":

Chimp starts typing on laptop.
Frohike:  It's gibberish!
Byers:  No, it's not.  It's Linux!
Langley:  He's downloading some sort of voice synth program!

These characters were supposed to haz mad haxor skilz?  Puh-lease, even I knew about Linux in 2001, and I was never any kind of whiz with the software.

(By the way, the voice synth shown on-screen is an .exe, and it sounds exactly like Edward Woodward.  The UI looks legit enough though, possibly WindowMaker.)


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#72 2016-02-19 12:35:41

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Trying to like Better Call Saul.

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#73 2016-02-19 18:13:46

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brontosaurusrex wrote:

Trying to like Better Call Saul.

I like this one, still waiting for second season.


Also i liked Gotham.

Now i am  watching Sons Of Anarchy.

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#74 2016-02-19 18:49:54

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So I've been watching CW's The Flash on the computer.
...But the since CW advertises other CW shows, I've been diggin' iZombie.
It's surprisingly funny/offbeat.
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#75 2016-02-20 04:49:45

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brontosaurusrex wrote:

Trying to like Better Call Saul.

same here.
watched maybe three episodes, still waiting for something to actually happen.
it definitely has some sort of appeal; maybe it also has genuine entertaining abilities for us-american entrepreneurs to let off some steam after a hard day in the entrepreneurship jungle...


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