TV series: Grade Them 2

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Post #1851 by Dr_Chimera » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:06 pm

Sigh. I'll watch it, but I'll be mad when gross shit happens while I'm eating a casserole.
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Post #1852 by clawfirst » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:13 pm

Oh the irony
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Post #1853 by AD » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:10 pm

Dr_Chimera wrote:Sigh. I'll watch it, but I'll be mad when gross shit happens while I'm eating a casserole.


I've watched 30 minutes so far.

Interesting but gross shit happens fast.

















Like. He gets cooties after k-i-s-s-i-n-g a girl.
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Post #1854 by Dr_Chimera » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:47 pm

I think I'll just watch leave it to beaver reruns.
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Post #1855 by vonbonds » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:01 am

Dog wrote:He blew his head straight off, tabarnac, Dr C! Tu vas vomir ta casserole.

I asked my wife as if she’s an authority on such things if that’s how it happens with a shotgun. She gave me a look of disgust, stood up then asked me if I wanted another beer.

Keep going, you’ll get into it more.
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Post #1856 by vonbonds » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:43 am

Dog wrote:
vonbonds wrote:
Dog wrote:He blew his head straight off, tabarnac, Dr C! Tu vas vomir ta casserole.

I asked my wife as if she’s an authority on such things if that’s how it happens with a shotgun. She gave me a look of disgust, stood up then asked me if I wanted another beer.

Keep going, you’ll get into it more.


watched 2 episodes, the second got better. think it quite promising now. there's some good writing in there. you can tell they are trying to please both the "i've never thought of crime beyond the most simplistic of terms" audience and a slightly more sophisticated audience. they've shown enough for you to tell that the writers very likely know their stuff, will largely depend on whether they can successfully walk the line between their target audiences.

Plus BOOBIES!!
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Post #1857 by Dr_Chimera » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:33 pm

Fuck this golden age of tv bullshit - I'm watching True Lies.
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Post #1858 by Dr_Chimera » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:37 am

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Post #1859 by Dr_Chimera » Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:37 am

Mindhunter = dud.
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Post #1860 by vonbonds » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:17 am

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Post #1861 by AD » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:12 am

Yeah I'm not impressed.
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Post #1862 by Boring Choice #2 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:15 am

They could definitely do more with the show in terms of plot and character development. The concept of another /opposite world is interesting, if not over done. Part of the problem is that you can only do so much with kids. Their lack of skill and experience, with very few exceptions, is a hindrance on most serious projects.

The first season was good for what it was, but it looks like this season is going to be be a lot of tying up loose ends instead of moving in another direction /developing a new storyline. The first two minutes looked promising with new characters, but then they went back to the previous ones.

I will give it a chance, I guess. I have only watched the first episode of the second season.
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Post #1863 by Dr_Chimera » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:45 pm

Boring Choice #2 wrote:Part of the problem is that you can only do so much with kids. Their lack of skill and experience, with very few exceptions, is a hindrance on most serious projects.


Yeah all of those Spielberg movies really suffered from this problem.
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Post #1864 by Boring Choice #2 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:28 pm

Other than maybe the original Poltergeist, I am not sure he has made a decent movie with kids as the main characters. Most of them were kitschy pop pieces.
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Post #1865 by Dr_Chimera » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:04 pm

Boring Choice #2 wrote:Other than maybe the original Poltergeist, I am not sure he has made a decent movie with kids as the main characters. Most of them were kitschy pop pieces.


LOL. Both of you have down syndrome.
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Post #1866 by vonbonds » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:09 pm

Yes, I’m stupid with the Downs
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Post #1867 by AD » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:27 pm

I, also, dislike filmed kids.
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Post #1868 by Craig » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:49 pm

Kids are the worst in TV and movies.
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Post #1869 by Dr_Chimera » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:55 pm

Yeah all of those awful movies with kids just suck. 400 Blows - dreck. Zero de conduite - bullshit. Pelle the conqueror - waste of time.

We need serious projects with serious adults like Mindhunter.
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Post #1870 by Dr_Chimera » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:02 pm

Dog wrote:French films from the 30s and 50s and a Danish film from the 80s? Guess that proves the point if you have to reach like that.


Maybe take a break from tv dogshit and watch some of these. Even dilettantes know about them. There are actually very many films with child protagonists, not to mention many literary works about children that are great. In fact, what makes them good is the child's point of view which is more imaginative than that of adults.

I say this as someone who has no horse in the Stranger Things race. This show can be dismissed for so many reasons, and the presence of children as protagonists is not one of them.
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Post #1871 by Boring Choice #2 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:26 pm

There is a reason that the expression "Children should be seen and not heard" exists.
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Post #1872 by Dr_Chimera » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:13 pm

What is a kitschy pop piece, BigD? You will define this term for all the folks here? Also curious about what "serious projects" means and some more insight in that direction.
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Post #1873 by vonbonds » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:11 am

Soccer balls sound dangerous now after hearing about Pelle
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Post #1874 by Boring Choice #2 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:39 am

Dr_Chimera wrote:What is a kitschy pop piece, BigD? You will define this term for all the folks here? Also curious about what "serious projects" means and some more insight in that direction.


Friendly aliens coming to earth to enjoy the Reece's Pieces and pirates with sexual puns for names having resided in a quaint northeastern American town, but not having been found in centuries are things that come to mind as films that probably should not be taken seriously by the viewing public, especially when the actors in them couldn't really act.
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Post #1875 by Boring Choice #2 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:44 am

Also, just for future discussion:
noun:
art, objects, or design considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic or knowing way.
"the lava lamp is an example of sixties kitsch"

adjective:
considered to be in poor taste but appreciated in an ironic or knowing way.
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Post #1876 by Dr_Chimera » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:58 pm

Boring Choice #2 wrote:
Dr_Chimera wrote:What is a kitschy pop piece, BigD? You will define this term for all the folks here? Also curious about what "serious projects" means and some more insight in that direction.


Friendly aliens coming to earth to enjoy the Reece's Pieces and pirates with sexual puns for names having resided in a quaint northeastern American town, but not having been found in centuries are things that come to mind as films that probably should not be taken seriously by the viewing public, especially when the actors in them couldn't really act.


If you were to rank these two, would it go something like this?

1. Serious projects
2. Kitschy pop pieces
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Post #1877 by Dr_Chimera » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:15 am

What is it like to be bored by both irony and sincerity?
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Post #1878 by AD » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:23 am

You may have just figured out the dog, Doc.

You want to excite him, mention how this very conversation was always meant to be as it is the inevitable conclusion of a series of completely random events in matter (at a sub particle level).
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Post #1879 by AD » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:44 am

"I".
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Post #1880 by vonbonds » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:22 am

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Post #1881 by AD » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:34 pm

Did you like Hannibal, dog?
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Post #1882 by AD » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:06 pm

It was way more character development than Mindhunter. Not that character development, in and of itself, means it's not kitchy.

But at least it was entertaining for fucks sake.
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Post #1883 by senate » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:26 pm

Judging by the first half season, Star Trek Discovery's sole legacy will be showing Klingon nudity.
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Post #1884 by vonbonds » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:04 pm

How many titties do they have?
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Post #1885 by senate » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:20 pm

Let's just say it's no Total Recall.
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Post #1886 by vonbonds » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:28 pm

:(
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Post #1887 by Germz » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:41 pm

I've finished the first 9 eps of ST Discovery and while I have oh-so-many thoughts and feelings, I will simply say that I think the concept is workable, the characters have a lot of promise, the execution has a lot of problems, the first season of a new Trek series is always mediocre at best, and the show's greatest sin is its representation of the Klingons. Not because they are scary and mean - they should be - but because they are utterly charmless.

Visually the show is also nice to look at.

I will keep watching.
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Post #1888 by Dr_Chimera » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:28 pm

I am having a hard time getting through season 4 of Halt and Catch Fire. Somewhere along the way this show has become banal, completely devoid of any stakes and at times too depressing.

And I don't mean to sound like Jordan Peterson, but did they need to cut off the balls of every male character and reduce them to the background? I get that you want to have strong women, but you don't need to completely neuter the dudes.

Lee Pace's character was supposed to become John McAfee or something and is now baking cookies for his extremely gender-diverse staff. I'm out.
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Post #1889 by Craig » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:34 pm

Dr_Chimera wrote:I am having a hard time getting through season 4 of Halt and Catch Fire. Somewhere along the way this show has become banal, completely devoid of any stakes and at times too depressing.

And I don't mean to sound like Jordan Peterson, but did they need to cut off the balls of every male character and reduce them to the background? I get that you want to have strong women, but you don't need to completely neuter the dudes.

Lee Pace's character was supposed to become John McAfee or something and is now baking cookies for his extremely gender-diverse staff. I'm out.


It fell apart in season 3 when they just upped and decided that a bunch of hardware wonks and game designers could make the internet for some reason. I actually liked 4 a little more than 3, but I was mostly just watching because of the investment I had already made at that point.
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Post #1890 by Dr_Chimera » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:40 pm

Craig wrote:It fell apart in season 3 when they just upped and decided that a bunch of hardware wonks and game designers could make the internet for some reason. I actually liked 4 a little more than 3, but I was mostly just watching because of the investment I had already made at that point.


I wish they made the Internet. It would be unbelievable but at least they would be making something.
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Post #1891 by Shawnathan Horcoff » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:40 pm

How did notorious Canadian serial killer Mac Davis fare in her role?
Also, let's keep this thread about Galchenyuk's on-ice performance, development and value and NOT bring in his personal life or race.
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Post #1892 by Dr_Chimera » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:23 pm

edgar_dong wrote:How did notorious Canadian serial killer Mac Davis fare in her role?


I think she's just perfect. Can't believe Ryan Gosling liked her less than Ana de Armas in that new counterfeit Blade Runner.
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Post #1893 by Zardoz » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:03 am

Any BBC documentary with Lucy Worsley gets me a little horny.
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Post #1894 by Dr_Chimera » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:42 am

I think with the benefit of some reflection we can now safely say that Stranger Thing season 2 sucked.
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Post #1895 by Germz » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:43 pm

Dr_Chimera wrote:I think with the benefit of some reflection we can now safely say that Stranger Thing season 2 sucked.


I felt that it was salvaged by the amount of screen time given to Steve Harrington, one of the finest TV characters in recent memory.
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Post #1896 by Dr_Chimera » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:37 am

McMafia is surprisingly decent. Roughly on with Night Manager in terms of bingeability.

I like that most of the actors playing Russians are Russian - and some are even good. Except the uncle (a German?), who I suppose was chosen because the casting director felt at least one Russian has to be that fucking ugly.
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Post #1897 by AD » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:37 am

Germz wrote:I felt that it was salvaged by the amount of screen time given to Steve Harrington, one of the finest TV characters in recent memory.


This is a post suspiciously similar to what Germz would have posted.



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Post #1898 by chicpea » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:49 pm

Dog wrote:As I said, I never thought that kids ruin movies.


Well I am positive they did NOT ruin On The Right Track.

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Post #1899 by chicpea » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:52 pm

Season 6 finale of Inspector Morse deals with rave culture in Slough. There is no real murder to speak of. Mostly teens having inter-racial sex. I was really confused. Season 7 should have more murders in my guess. Opinions?
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Post #1900 by Craig » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:45 am

Season 2 of Jessica Jones is boring and bad. These Netflix/Marvel collaborations started out promising, but they're all garbage now. The only decent ones were the first Daredevil, Luke Cage and maybe the first JJ. Maybe Cloak and Dagger will turn the corner.

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