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EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!
🥷🐢😬



Yeah that one is past me too. I looked at the cast list and nothing jumped out.

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SalTheBard
Jan 26, 2005

I forgot to post my food for USPOL Thanksgiving but that's okay too!

Fallen Rib

Mu Zeta posted:

Any reason for being so vague?

CW death

On July 8, 2019, Charles Levin's son reported to the police that Levin was missing, and had not been heard from since June 28.[3] At the time, Levin lived in Grants Pass, Oregon, and was in the process of moving to a new house in the town.[3] Levin's car was found on July 12 on a remote road northeast of Selma, Oregon. The body of his dog, Boo Bear, was found inside. Levin's body was found a day later. On November 8, 2019, authorities confirmed Levin's cause of death to be accidental. His car became stuck where it was later found, on an unmaintained wilderness road. After trying to free it, it appeared he left the car in search of help and fell to his death down a 30-foot (9 m) embankment.[4] He was 70 years old.[5]

(I'm assuming this is what Calaveron was talking about)

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

Me crush ass to dust

I found it. The guy that played the rabbi died recently after falling down a ditch.

edit: yeah that above

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!
🥷🐢😬



Aha, I saw heíd died but didnít see all the details behind it. Sucky.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!
🥷🐢😬



The only plot thing I can ever remember severely not caring about in Big Mouth is the whole pillow stuff. It just never goes away, but maybe this year!

*watches episode one, scene one*

Oh for fucks sake

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010
I TRIED TO BAIT THE TXPOL THREAD WITH THE WORLD'S WORST POSSIBLE TAKE AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS STUPID AVATAR.
Awwww poor dog :smith:

Looten Plunder
Jul 11, 2006
Grimey Drawer

EL BROMANCE posted:

The only plot thing I can ever remember severely not caring about in Big Mouth is the whole pillow stuff. It just never goes away, but maybe this year!

Is this even a thing people/kids do/did?

dorium
Nov 5, 2009

If it gets in your eyes
Just look into mine
Just look into dreams
and you'll be alright
I'll be alright




Looten Plunder posted:

Is this even a thing people/kids do/did?

I definitely didnít gently caress a couch cushion. I adamantly say I never hosed a pillow or couch cushion.

But I had a friend in middle school who during a sleep over explained how he masturbated by sliding his dick between a folded pillow. This is how I learned about masturbation.

Qmass
Jun 3, 2003

gabriel's trumpet will produce you from the rear end of a pig

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010
I TRIED TO BAIT THE TXPOL THREAD WITH THE WORLD'S WORST POSSIBLE TAKE AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS STUPID AVATAR.
Im reminded of Greg Davies' childhood teddy bear

JaddaCaddra
Oct 3, 2013
Finished Mayans season three. I already thought the show was doing a lot better than SOA, and in its first season without Sutter at the helm it's gotten even better, just as I expected it would. You can tell Sutter's not around anymore because they toned down the violence (nowhere near as much happens and a good chunk of it is offscreen even) and there's a refreshing lack of shock value bullshit. They also took the time to flesh out the other club members, which was really nice because after two seasons I couldn't tell you much about anybody in the club but EZ, Angel and Coco, because there really wasn't much to talk about. Now they all feel a good bit more rounded.

Basically, Sutter not being involved is the best thing that could have happened. I enjoyed the first two seasons, but they had a tendency to have episodes that wouldn't have felt out of place in the final seasons of SOA, so basically GTA missions with really long cutscenes between shootouts. There wasn't any of that in this last season. It felt like a solid drama series throughout and no episodes were a waste. Only bit I didn't like was Coco's subplot, but even that had its moments.

Overall I'd still recommend it. If you want to avoid the "SOA lite" period, you might even be able to start with this season. You'll miss some vital developments but I imagine you can pick up on what happened pretty easily. I don't know that I'd recommend that though, because even during the first two seasons I still feel like its highs were better than any of SOA's.

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013
The Lost Symbol was too poo poo for me, particularly once it became clear that it wasn't gonna Indianna Jones at least once an episode (closer to once a season). Sorry Ashley Zuckerman, I'll just have to wait for you to come back to Succession.

My new hatewatch target: La Brea. So far we've got death vultures, poorly concealed Australian accents, aggressive ripping off of Lost (down to the shot choices), attempts to pass off the Lost rip-off stuff as irony, and Natalie Zea being way too good for this poo poo.

Hopefully it'll hit the sweet spot between being poo poo and being entertaining; this terrible CGI wolf fight is promising though.

Qmass
Jun 3, 2003

would you close your flap ? that I don't forgo my boiled eggs...

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004
What are some shows that nail the feeling of a classic pulpy men's action/crime/adventure paperback? Hap and Leonard comes to mind, and I'm eyeing Quarry.

feedmyleg fucked around with this message at 13:04 on Nov 6, 2021

Oasx
Oct 11, 2006

Freshly Squeezed
Itís interesting that after all these years Lost still has a gigantic impact on tv.

There are the basics of how serialized tv works, you have the bad rip offs like La Brea, and then there are shows like Y The Last Man and Foundation who only paid half attention to what made Lost so great.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006

feedmyleg posted:

What are some shows that nail the feeling of a classic pulpy men's action paperback? Hap and Leonard comes to mind, and I'm eyeing Quarry.

Banshee. 100%, that's a perfect way to describe it. Jett too, despite having a female protagonist. And Warrior, and my dad would definitely recommend Strike Back (the only one I haven't seen myself). Hey, those are all Cinemax shows!

Hap and Leonard has been on my short list of shows to watch for years, and I've just never gotten around to it.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

We've Got To Go Back

feedmyleg posted:

What are some shows that nail the feeling of a classic pulpy men's action paperback? Hap and Leonard comes to mind, and I'm eyeing Quarry.

Quarry captures the pulpiness of the books it is based on, but it also feels higher quality than those books. That is mainly due to the great performances and it never feels cheesy like some pulpy stuff can. I really liked Logan Marshall-Green (poor manís Tom Hardy) in it, but the real standout is Damon Herriman as a gay hit man. Also if you are a fan of For All Mankind I let you notice an actress who is in both. I am still pissed they cancel it.

Edit: Also despite being only one season it does have enough closure to stand alone as almost as a miniseries.

nate fisher fucked around with this message at 13:07 on Nov 6, 2021

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013

feedmyleg posted:

What are some shows that nail the feeling of a classic pulpy men's action/crime/adventure paperback? Hap and Leonard comes to mind, and I'm eyeing Quarry.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

Banshee. 100%, that's a perfect way to describe it. Jett too, despite having a female protagonist. And Warrior, and my dad would definitely recommend Strike Back (the only one I haven't seen myself). Hey, those are all Cinemax shows!

Yes to all of these, including Strike Back (boo to the haters who don't like the third cast rotation. Boo I say). Also Da Vinci's Demons, once you get past the first season, is a very rompy, Dumas inspired pulp adventure yarn, with real Indianna Jones energy. Spartacus, of course, is loving awesome. Preacher might be worth a look in. Rome and Britannia are good. And Pennyworth, genuinely, is loving great fun.

LadyPictureShow
Nov 18, 2005

Success!



I gave the first episode of Yellowjackets a watch, and holy poo poo the costume designer did a great job in the flashback scenes, the wilderness getups are creepy as Hell.

Plus the cast is pretty darn good.

Looten Plunder
Jul 11, 2006
Grimey Drawer

nate fisher posted:

Quarry captures the pulpiness of the books it is based on, but it also feels higher quality than those books. That is mainly due to the great performances and it never feels cheesy like some pulpy stuff can. I really liked Logan Marshall-Green (poor manís Tom Hardy) in it, but the real standout is Damon Herriman as a gay hit man.

Edit: Also despite being only one season it does have enough closure to stand alone as almost as a miniseries.

Not sure I'd call it pulpy (didn't even realise it was based on a book!), but I loved Quarry. The world building and the setting were awesome. Think it made my Top 10 that year.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

We've Got To Go Back
Yes Quarry transcends itís source material in a way that makes it less pulpy that the source. There are a whole series of books about the main character. The releases have some great pulp covers.

Calaveron
Aug 7, 2006
:negative:
What's the episode that's most representative of Seinfeld barring the Chinese restaurant? I posit the dinner party

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT

Calaveron posted:

What's the episode that's most representative of Seinfeld barring the Chinese restaurant? I posit the dinner party
The Contest is probably the easy answer to this

Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible



Calaveron posted:

What's the episode that's most representative of Seinfeld barring the Chinese restaurant? I posit the dinner party

The parking garage?

Google Butt
Oct 4, 2005

Xenology is an unnatural mixture of science fiction and formal logic. At its core is a flawed assumption...

that an alien race would be psychologically human.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

Banshee. 100%, that's a perfect way to describe it. Jett too, despite having a female protagonist. And Warrior, and my dad would definitely recommend Strike Back (the only one I haven't seen myself). Hey, those are all Cinemax shows!

Hap and Leonard has been on my short list of shows to watch for years, and I've just never gotten around to it.

This is correct, banshee rocks

An Ounce of Gold
Jul 13, 2001

by Fluffdaddy

Calaveron posted:

What's the episode that's most representative of Seinfeld barring the Chinese restaurant? I posit the dinner party

I would say The Marine Biologist because it's one of if not the first time the plots converge into a grand finale. They didn't know if it would work or people would think it was too stupid, but it really set how they would plot out the rest of the series.

Metropolis
Apr 6, 2006

Mu Zeta posted:

Foundation reminds me of syndicated 90s scifi shows except with a huge budget.

I didn't watch whatever Star Trek it is probably most similar to. But the whole Terminus plotline feels like I'm watching Hercules or Xena in Space.

It's so annoying to get an adaptation of a series only to find it's not really an adaptation of the series. They steered away from all the stuff that was cool about Foundation.

I watched all of Broadchurch, it was pretty cool. Good performances and writing much of the time. I like that it didn't just stick to 'each season is a new murder' and did some fresh stuff you wouldn't normally see in a detective story.

Season 1 follows the murder of a child.

Season 2 explores the follow of season 1 where all the cool dramatic TV show cop stuff they do in the first season bites them in the rear end, some evidence gets thrown out, and the killer is let free. There's also another murder plotline of the case that haunts the main guy in s1.

Season 3 is a new case investigating a sexual assault. So we get a detective show where the victim is still alive. I didn't love the resolution to this one but it was overall interesting.

It had a very weird sub-thread though of people in 2015 being shocked, SHOCKED, that a teenage boy would have porn on his phone. Like it's a whole b-plot running several episodes of how the hell he acquired pornography. What sick impulses would drive him to do such a thing. His mother compares him to a pedophile murderer and she's supposed to be a sympathetic character?. Also the answer isn't that he googled 'big boob' but someone gave it to him. And that person got it from someone else--who must be a HUGE PERVERT who watches porn. Someone finds a stash of a porn DVD and magazine and is mortified.

They also had a plotline of illicit underage photos being shared taken from a girl without her knowledge. That is something properly appalling. I wonder if they were supposed to be one storyline but they decided it was too dark and split them up.


Also like a small handful of people I've been watching Inferno and not enjoying it. I'm a huge sucker for stuff like that but it's just weaksauce. Between this and Foundation it feels like a bunch of people who wrote scripts 20 years ago finally had their big break.

I'm in the mood for more mystery stuff (pref. serial, would take really good episodic) or Indiana-Jones-esque stuff that scratches the itch Dan Brown's Inferno doesn't. Mythological/historical stuff, assembling clues, looking for artifacts, pyramids with traps, stuff like that. I'm gonna check out Da Vinci's Demons. I'll take any other recommendations especially stuff that came out in the past few years.

dorium
Nov 5, 2009

If it gets in your eyes
Just look into mine
Just look into dreams
and you'll be alright
I'll be alright




Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

Banshee. 100%, that's a perfect way to describe it. Jett too, despite having a female protagonist. And Warrior, and my dad would definitely recommend Strike Back (the only one I haven't seen myself). Hey, those are all Cinemax shows!

Hap and Leonard has been on my short list of shows to watch for years, and I've just never gotten around to it.

Goddamn the golden moment of action television when we were getting Strike Back, Banshee and Quarry all at once and no one was really watching, but Jesus did Cinemax knock is completely out of the park (well maybe not Banshee S4 which was abysmal and not my canon ending and the abrupt cancellation of Quarry which I will never forgive. Just a drat shame).

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006
Is Quarry available on HBO Max? I let our subscription lapse again, but I'll probably resubscribe when Peacemaker is almost over and ready to binge. I had it for a month over the summer, when I binged Warrior and Jett.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004



Grimey Drawer
This season of Big Mouth is like a backdoor pilot for the Human Resources spin-off except itís likeÖ..over an entire season

MiddleOne
Feb 17, 2011

So the hook for the Yellowjackets is, watch this estranged high school soccer team become ritualistic cannibals?

I mean alright. Lets go.

Toxic Fart Syndrome
Jul 2, 2006

*hits A-THREAD-5*

Only 3.6 Roentgoons per hour ... not great, not terrible.




...the meter only goes to 3.6...

Pork Pro
The worst thing I can say about Foundation right now is that it feels like Store Brand The Expanse. Which, honestly, even being in the same sentence with the best scifi television put to film is high praise...

But itís just so obvious that Apple is trying to steal that magic: get someone who looks like Dominique Tipper and have her act like Naomi. And we need an episode where she is trapped alone on a ship. And more politics, get Lee Pace and have him be a shirtless Avasarala! Also get the bridge from Event Horizon, for some reason!

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013

Toxic Fart Syndrome posted:

But itís just so obvious that Apple is trying to steal that magic: get someone who looks like Dominique Tipper and have her act like Naomi. And we need an episode where she is trapped alone on a ship. And more politics, get Lee Pace and have him be a shirtless Avasarala! Also get the bridge from Event Horizon, for some reason!

I don't think these comparisons really hold water tbh, particularly the Dominique Tipper one.

Google Butt
Oct 4, 2005

Xenology is an unnatural mixture of science fiction and formal logic. At its core is a flawed assumption...

that an alien race would be psychologically human.

Toxic Fart Syndrome posted:

The worst thing I can say about Foundation right now is that it feels like Store Brand The Expanse. Which, honestly, even being in the same sentence with the best scifi television put to film is high praise...

But it’s just so obvious that Apple is trying to steal that magic: get someone who looks like Dominique Tipper and have her act like Naomi. And we need an episode where she is trapped alone on a ship. And more politics, get Lee Pace and have him be a shirtless Avasarala! Also get the bridge from Event Horizon, for some reason!

lol no it's so loving bad it has nothing in common with the expanse at all, if anything I suppose you could compare it to dune

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

Me crush ass to dust

I can see the naomi comparison since both are black british women that are genius engineers and they have episodes where they are stuck alone on a ship and need to use their smarts to survive. Though I always root for Naomi while I wanted the girl in Foundation to die so I wouldn't have to hear her stupid narration again.

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013

Mu Zeta posted:

I can see the naomi comparison since both are black british women that are genius engineers and they have episodes where they are stuck alone on a ship and need to use their smarts to survive. Though I always root for Naomi while I wanted the girl in Foundation to die so I wouldn't have to hear her stupid narration again.

The timeline doesn't line up; Foundatiom was filming these episodes i.e. they'd be written and cast, when The Expanse season 5 was airing.

And given how controversially received those episodes were, seems like a weird thing to copy.

Beyond which, Gaal's actress has a South African accent!

So you're basically down to "black" and "is woman".

Beyond which, Naomi is older, a mother, and working class. Gaal is, well, she's meant to be from a subsistence community, but she's very posh on the show. They're not really that similar.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004



Grimey Drawer
lol the live-action Bebop, Wheel of Time, and the first three eps of The Great s2 all drop on the same day (the 19th). Do these companies not want me to sleep?

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

Me crush ass to dust

Wait, Gaal the narrator does not have a South African accent at all. At least I don't recall it and now I'm going nuts thinking about it.

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013

Mu Zeta posted:

Wait, Gaal the narrator does not have a South African accent at all. At least I don't recall it and now I'm going nuts thinking about it.

It's soft, but it's there. And I wiki'd her and she grew up in South Africa, so...

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feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004
iirc the character has it on her planet but consciously tries to drop it when she gets to Hari trying to seem less backwater. Though I could be misremembering because my brain does not care about the show.

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