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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Duff... on Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:01 pm

    chrondog wrote:Too much of the suspense is generated by keeping the audience in the dark about the rules of the world they're inhabiting
    I think this is fine since almost all of the characters R in the dark about the rules too.

    chrondog wrote:the main characters being reckless and getting themselves into trouble.
    The kids rushing stupidly into danger seems in character (one of the reasons having this told from the perspective of adolescents was a great idea). I do agree some of these Indiana residents seemed a little too willing to touch/submerge themselves into slimy pulsating algae. But truly idiotic decision making seems to be a chief feature of basically all television these days so I guess I find it easier to swallow in a world where
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:20 pm

    mr robot s2 is garbage.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Nick on Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:27 pm

    ClosetOfExhaustion wrote:mr robot s2 is garbage.

    100% agree. How they took that show straight into the Boring Toilet after S1 is so disappointing. Some awful television and I don't care how "beautifully shot" some of the scenes R.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:31 pm

    also, the chick playing angela is a horrible actress. am i supposed to give any shits about what happens to her?

    unrelated/tangentially related - i'm gonna cut the cable cord.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Nick on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:36 pm

    I've thought about cutting the chord too but I don't think I'm ready 4 that. I understand I would be saving money but it still seems way daunting.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Michael K. on Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:06 am

    undo wrote:Is season 2 of The Wire any good? Because I only ever watched the first episode and it seemed like a completely different show and I kind of hated it.

    Do we completely lose Avon, D'Angelo, Stringer Bell and Omar and get these dock worker stereotypes instead?  I enjoyed how the first season was comprised of a bunch of isolated violent incidents that culminated in one big moment at the middle of the season, but leading off season 2 with 13 dead women inside a storage container, which would be huge national news, feels like it breaks from the believable routine of season 1 and jumps straight into Law & Order SVU territory and that's not what I signed up to watch.

    Does it get better and is it necessary to watch before moving on to other seasons?

    I've watched this show twice, front-to-back, and S2 is my fave. Stick w/ it. It's absolutely the linchpin to the whole thing that The Wire is about.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by tjenz on Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:18 am

    Watched the first 2 episodes of Quarry. It's filling the void left by Banshee ending.
    Gratuitous violence, check.
    Nudity, check.
    Lead guy is a music nerd, check.


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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Nick on Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:15 am

    Binge watching Atlanta last night. This show is terrific. The acting is wonderful, I'm 100% into the story and it has some hilarious moments.

    Basically, other than when I've LOL'd at the over the top ridiculous shit in Ash v Evil Dead I haven't laughed so much during a show as Atlanta recently.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:48 pm

    got off the phone w/ comcast. it's over.

    westworld was the only thing i was watching, and not in a completely interested manner, mostly just to have something to C each week. will likely get HBO online come GoT season next year.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by chrondog on Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:07 am

    Nick wrote:Binge watching Atlanta last night. This show is terrific. The acting is wonderful, I'm 100% into the story and it has some hilarious moments.

    Basically, other than when I've LOL'd at the over the top ridiculous shit in Ash v Evil Dead I haven't laughed so much during a show as Atlanta recently.

    Watched two episodes tonight and I'm 100% in. Riotously funny at parts, but it also flips on a dime and gets heavy pretty fast. Keeps things interesting. It was even better than I expected given the universal acclaim I'm seeing for it.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by chrondog on Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:42 pm

    watching The OC for the first time with your girlfriend fucking rules

    but the CW can suck a big one for taking all the episodes off CWSeed.com and making it Hulu exclusive
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Nick on Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:38 pm

    Stranger Things was basically everything I want in a TV show. Can't wait for season 2!
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by chrondog on Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:12 pm

    I was surprised as Jake Gyllenhaal that Atlanta got so many GGs!

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BPC8grgDzKr/
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Nick on Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:25 am

    Watched the first 2 episodes of Black Mirror tonight. After the pig episode my girl was like "Yeah we are not having sex" so we watched the 2nd.

    Don't think I am a fan of this show.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by undo on Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:05 pm



    I thought this was a brand new show that came out late last year but apparently it's been on American television since 2011.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Nick on Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:33 am

    I watched the first episode of The Young Pope last night. One of the most fascinating hours of TV I've seen in quite some time.

    I will watch the rest of the season!
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Nick on Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:43 pm

    4 episodes now of The Young Pope and it keeps getting better. The acting is ridiculously good. I don't think any recent show has managed to make every line of dialogue feel as critical as what this show is doing.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Ҩ on Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:38 pm

    I'm four episodes in as well and loving it. Cardinal Voiello is such a great character. I love all the little references to S.S.C. Napoli that gets sprinkled around as well.

    Plus, this song is great...
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by undo on Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:17 pm

    http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/louie-woods-205593

    This shook me to my very soul
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by undo on Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:24 pm

    undo wrote:

    I thought this was a brand new show that came out late last year but apparently it's been on American television since 2011.

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    Post by Ned Braden on Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:43 pm

    I am really excited to finally be watching the first episode of Brooklyn Nine Nine
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    Post by Ned Braden on Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:02 pm

    HOLY MOTHERFUCK AT THE DUKE LACROSSE JOKE IN EPISODE 2. mang
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    Post by Ned Braden on Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:44 pm

    18th episode may very well end up derailing and ruining and/or saving my adult life
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    Post by Ned Braden on Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:45 pm

    It is getting extremely real and fucking with my head in a terrible way.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Duff... on Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:49 pm

    At the risk of sounding very insensitive, this is that Andy Samberg cop show, right?

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