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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by reuben on Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:05 am

    I thought that was episode 17.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by chrondog on Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:34 am

    it's 3:00 minutes into ep 18. i have the ep on my desktop and just confirmed.

    additionally,
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    Sheryl Lee is credited separately as Laura Palmer AND Carrie Page. two separate lines in the credits.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:50 pm

    Any of you guys down with Comrade Detective? It's.... fucking incredible.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:03 pm

    Jane E Jones is my Anna Ng. No way a woman like that exists in the world, but I will always long for her. I'm somehow only on episode 13.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:06 am

    those filthy people sure know how to remain attractive
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    Post by Nick on Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:30 am

    Felt great sitting down last night to a new episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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    Post by chrondog on Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:18 am

    Ep was solid. Larry got a stylist in the last 5 years, clearly.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Duff... on Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:26 am

    Roughin me up to learn Benson is no longer with us.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:45 am

    old Doctor Who episodes, man.


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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Duff... on Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:11 am

    Finally finished Mad Men. It's remarkably similar to Downton Abbey, where initially it was synonymous with prestige television, but turned out to be little more than a stylish time with beautiful people in fancy period clothing with pretty much nothing to say.

    I'm well aware everyone figured this out long ago and there are likely a billion think pieces saying pretty much the same thing from five years ago, but honestly, the Castlevania anime miniseries is more pertinent to our times.
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    Post by WP64 on Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:40 am

    I'm halfway through Season 6 and I disagree with that assessment. It is definitely a period piece but it does a great job revealing some of the subtler transformations in 1960s American culture in the process.  Some of the most poignant moments of that show are scenes like this:



    Which they used to close an episode.
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    Post by Duff... on Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:56 pm

    Maybe a more accurate way of putting it is both shows came off as having these ambitions of what they wanted to get across and by the end kinda just settled for "Time has changed a lot of things in dramatic fashion, and other things, not so much. Anyway, we'll stop following these characters now." And to be clear, I very much enjoy both shows. Maybe if I'd binged them in a couple of months rather than watched sporadically for a decade I might have a stronger grasp on the thread that's supposed to run through either one. But that's where I am right now.
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    Post by WP64 on Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:05 pm

    Gotcha. I haven't finished the series so I can't really comment on that.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Nick on Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:20 pm

    Last night I finished the first episode of Season 3 for Halt & Catch Fire. The first 2 seasons were at moments ridiculous but also really charming and entertaining.

    I’m looking forward to Season 3 and I’ve noticed a few websites placed Season 4 on their Best of lists for this year.
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    Post by Nick on Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:00 pm

    My God I am in love with Halt and Catch Fire after finishing season 3. Probably not since Six Feet Under have I been this captivated by a series’ core group of characters.

    Not to mention the music selection and timing of its use has been perfect. Every episode has made me smile at least once with a song selection. The use of “Velouria” in S3 E9 alone is one of the best things ever.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:49 pm

    I will finish watching every episode of Cheers in 2018. Now that I’m single and pathetic, there’s nothing stopping me flyinghigh
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by WP64 on Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:25 pm

    Finally finished Mad Men. After Duff's comments in this thread I wasn't anticipating the degree of finality for several of the characters and plot lines.

    Now I don't know what to watch. Is The Crown actually good? Should I be finding some way to watch The Chi? I never finished the last season of Twin Peaks and I never finished watching the first season of The Young Pope either. Was the new season of Curb any good? And what about The Deuce?
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    Post by Duff... on Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:02 pm

    Ҩ wrote:Finally finished Mad Men. After Duff's comments in this thread I wasn't anticipating the degree of finality for several of the characters and plot lines.

    I feel like Betty's whole deal was the only one that felt like it was part of the plan all along. But I dunno.

    Have you seen The Good Place? The first season's short (fucking Hulu is only showing the last five episodes of the current season, the bastards) and so are the episodes so it's pretty low commitment. Michael Schur of The Office and Parks & Rec is responsible, if that helps either way. I wonder if your background in philosophy will lead you to love it or really fucking hate it, but I'm a fan.

    Then again my main TV thing right now is watching Gilmore Girls so maybe don't listen to me.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by undo on Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:41 pm

    I'm about to finish The People vs OJ Simpson.

    I guess I've really enjoyed it.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by tjenz on Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:29 am

    The Good Place is the only comedy on network TV that I make a point of watching.  Very funny, tightly written show.  

    I binge watched Ozark, over 2 days.  An entertaining 2nd rate Breaking Bad.


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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by Soma on Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:58 pm

    Been watching The Larry Sanders Show

    I don't know how to talk about why I find stuff funny but I think this show is exceptionally funny!
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    Post by zappo on Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:02 pm

    One of the best shows ever made, in my opinion.
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    Re: Television Discussion Thread

    Post by WP64 on Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:16 pm

    I ended up watching Mindhunter because it's quick. So far it's pretty good as well.

    Thanks for all the suggestions though.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:26 am

    finally started rewatching Breaking Bad since the wife has never seen it. walt jr just tried to buy some beer! elliott got some ramen for his birthday! walt killed a guy 2 episodes ago, but we're excited that it looks like he and jesse are gonna start cooking again. badger made his first appearance dancing in the suit outside the bank.

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