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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Ted Falconi on Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:33 pm

    SNL has always been uneven. If you can check out full episodes from whenever, they're never hilarious all the way through, and often sucky for half or more. The current cast is the funniest since the late 90s, Farrell Hammond heyday, particularly these people:

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    Aidy Bryant
    Kate McKinnon
    Tim Robinson
    Cecily Strong
    and Nasim Pedrad, Bobby Moynahan, and Teran Killam.

    The aging veterans don't do much for me, but the Starbucks commercial that they've run a few times is classic and Fred Armisen is much funnier on Portlandia.
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    Post by chrondog on Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:38 pm

    Ted Falconi wrote:The aging veterans don't do much for me, but the Starbucks commercial that they've run a few times is classic and Fred Armisen is much funnier on Portlandia.

    whoa, take it to the Elite SNL Opinions thread.

    that Verismo ad is such a piece of shit, i'm really surprised to hear that.

    i've come around on most everyone on the cast this season, but a few of them can be really bad at times. Tim Robinson goes completely anonymous half the time. Aidy and Cecily have some really strong characters but not a lot of comedic range and so some of their skits turn to mush. i really warmed up to Kate McKinnon hard over the last few episodes.

    Armisen definitely doesn't "bring it" for SNL but i like his style so much it doesn't matter too much.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by chrondog on Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:39 pm

    Ted Falconi wrote:but the Starbucks commercial that they've run a few times is classic

    i'll post it just so people can make up their own minds

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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Ted Falconi on Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:20 pm

    jasperness wrote: Verismo

    So what specifically do you like about SNL? You called it half-fantastic a few posts back.

    Don't say "'What Up With That?'". Shit's been played since 09.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Ted Falconi on Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:27 pm

    Tim Robinson will do an incredible Rick Grimes if they ever get around to it imo.
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    Post by chrondog on Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:43 pm

    Ted Falconi wrote:So what specifically do you like about SNL? You called it half-fantastic a few posts back.

    i like seeing what skits the celebrity does. Christopher Waltz was amazing. Martin Short great. Bieber was fun. Jennifer Lawrence was frustrating but intriguing. i liked Justin Timberlake rapping about vegan food. i like The Californians. i loved Taram Killam's Chanel #5 ads. i like most of the commercials they do except the Verismo one (because i thought it was based on lame racial caricatures and five years dated). i still love Seth on Weekend Update.

    i am critical of SNL because i am critical of everything but i really enjoy the format of live television and think the experience of watching people try and pull it off is rewarding.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by yancy on Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:07 am

    jasperness wrote:Bieber was fun.
    Taran Killam's "glice" skit fucking slayed me in that episode.

    Speaking of SNL, Phoenix tonight! bumpin
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by chrondog on Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:30 pm

    Ted Falconi wrote:The aging veterans don't do much for me

    wait, do you not love Bill Hader? Crying or Very sad

    playing last night's episode at the moment
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Nick on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:58 am

    Mad Men is probably one of the greatest series ever created. It's miles beyond The Sopranos if people still use that as a modern benchmark.

    Really, other than The Simpsons there is nothing that at its peak comes close to what this show delivers.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by monotony on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:12 am

    Season 5 was fucking glorious television. Can't wait to sit down and plow through this new double ep.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by tjenz on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:12 am

    I need to start watching Mad Men.


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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by yancy on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:13 am

    Mad Men definitely strikes me as Nick porn. That said, I haven't watched a minute of it.
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    Post by Duff... on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:43 pm

    Vanessa Beyer's long suffering white girl thing really does it for me so I'm cool with the Verrisimo sketch even if my experience with Starbucks is more over-eager struggling musicians and introverted design students.

    Mad Men is some wonderful television. And Cartoon Network just put a whole ton of nonsense on Netflix instant so I'm ready for the summer.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by raj gibson on Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:12 pm

    Paves wrote:Billy's Highland Park tea bistro

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    Mr. Corgan, the 46-year-old rock star, once famously dated Courtney Love and has sung about suicide and depression in a sometimes harsh, piercing voice. Despite all his rage, he's a big fan of bingo balls bouncing in a cage.

    "Our lives at this point are speeding up.....it's so nice to just sit with people and go back to the way things used to be where it really is about being together for an hour and talking smack about stupid stuff," says Mr. Corgan, who also owns a professional wrestling promotion company.


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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Nick on Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:39 am

    Damn, Ygritte has quite the body on her and I can't believe wildling men don't eat pussy.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Dan Sausage on Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:22 pm

    raj 2 wrote:

    "We have a question from the gallery," said Mr. Corgan, who himself was playing, using a tiny orange stamper. "Should it be a straight Z?"

    Yes, Mr. Kurtis confirmed, it would have to be a regular letter "Z."

    A little while later, Larry Riesberg, a 57-year-old stock-options trader, piped up from the back of the tea shop: "Did you call G-59?"

    Mr. Kurtis said that he had.

    "Then, Bingo," Mr. Riesberg said.

    this is like the worst ending to an article i've ever read
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Ned Braden on Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:25 pm

    Started watching The Mentalist recently, and I just gotta say this may be the highest quality asian bro since James Iha

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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by tjenz on Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:19 am

    I've been watching the Bates Motel.

    It's been pretty good, until last night.
    A cop gets killed and the head sheriff is like, no big deal, I'll say I did it. Some bad writing.


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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Michael K. on Wed May 01, 2013 1:29 am

    What should I start watching? Something on Netflix or Hulu please.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by yancy on Wed May 01, 2013 11:28 am

    I always tell people Breaking Bad, with good reason. Everything but the latest season is on Netflix.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Wed May 01, 2013 1:48 pm

    man, the things i would do to Ygritte in that cave. been waiting for something like that since she was learning how to type on Downton Abbey.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by monotony on Wed May 01, 2013 10:02 pm

    anyone else excited about new episodes of Arrested Development coming out in a few weeks?
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    Post by Duff... on Thu May 02, 2013 1:34 am

    Trying not to be. But yes.
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    Post by Duff... on Thu May 02, 2013 1:35 am

    Pretty much been watching idiotic cartoons on Netflix and Hulu (when it's worked) so I'm useless Michael K.

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