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Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS
Good Omens was good tv. No reason the Watch couldn't have been.

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Azhais
Feb 5, 2007
Switchblade Switcharoo
I rather enjoyed the watch and vimes was great

space marine todd
Nov 7, 2014



Slamhound posted:

Dispatches From Elsewhere and Lodge 49 are especially good, though the mystery box parts are more upbeat and whimsical than the shows you listed.

Thanks! Upbeat and whimsical both go great with edibles during a novel pandemic.

Duckwaffle
Nov 8, 2010



Attempting to convince my partner to give Justified a chance, what would be a good single episode to try?

Shageletic
Jul 25, 2007

Duckwaffle posted:

Attempting to convince my partner to give Justified a chance, what would be a good single episode to try?

the first episode is a stellar pilot, and unlike the rest of the show is filmed in Kentucky. I'd start with that.

howe_sam
Mar 7, 2013

Creepy little garbage eaters

Don't overthink it, start with the pilot.

Shageletic posted:

unlike the rest of the show is filmed in Kentucky.
Iirc, they shot the pilot in Pittsburgh, but that's still Appalachia

howe_sam fucked around with this message at 23:04 on Mar 5, 2021

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS

zoux posted:

https://twitter.com/kickitupanacho/status/1367693483188883456

Sad to see this happen but he probably has multiple tchotchke induced TBIs

Lmao

zoux
Apr 28, 2006

https://twitter.com/JBFlint/status/1367983121497350147

So, eight million?

Also since the Crown instantly started some sham investigation into Meghan Markle for bullying Buckingham Palace staff, the interview must be insane

MarsPearl
Feb 18, 2021

Azhais posted:

I rather enjoyed the watch and vimes was great

Vimes was good when he wasn't borderline jack sparrow drunk pirate acting until I realised they were never ever going to confront the alcoholism part of his character. Every other choice was bizarre except for the fact that most of the actors were very good even if the characters they were asked to play didn't act like the people they were named for.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005


The Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things) have signed on with Spielberg to adapt The Talisman for TV. The book was a collaboration between Stephen King and Peter Straub about a tween boy who hitchhikes across America in a quest to save his mother. At the start of his trip he stumbles upon "The Territories" a parallel Earth full of magic and doubles of everyone he knows.

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013
mhmm Stephen king mhmm yum moneeey

-- My impression of a TV executive literally anywhere right now.

Sydney Bottocks
Oct 15, 2004

Open Source Idiom posted:

mhmm Stephen king mhmm yum moneeey

-- My impression of a TV executive literally anywhere right now.

Remember when The Dark Tower movie was coming out, and they hyped the possibility of two more movies, with interlinked TV miniseries in between each movie, because they were sure it was gonna be a massive blockbuster franchise on the scale of the LotR trilogy? :v:

Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006

I believe in a universe that doesn't care, and people that do.


Simone Magus posted:

The question the Watch brought to my mind is "considering Terry Pratchett is so very popular, why is getting a good adaptation of his take so much drat effort"

Hogfather was really good though, Susan and Teatime were very well cast

Part of it is the values espoused by his works are anathema to what people want to mass market or think will sell(eg. cops are bad), and another part is that his work lacks the acerbic, mean-spirited cynicism that british comedy seems loving addicted to, so any time anyone who works in British tv gets their hands on the property they wreck it immediately.

mistermojo
Jul 3, 2004

the thing I don't understand about The Shield is why Vic needs money for his kids so badly. Wasnt he involved with the gangs and getting his cut? what happened to that? it doesnt really show him wasting money on anything

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

Me crush ass to dust

If he has a house in California that's a million+ bucks right there. He's also paying for his kids' disabilities.

MiddleOne
Feb 17, 2011

mistermojo posted:

the thing I don't understand about The Shield is why Vic needs money for his kids so badly. Wasnt he involved with the gangs and getting his cut? what happened to that? it doesnt really show him wasting money on anything

I'm glad Breaking Bad addressed this.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!

mistermojo posted:

the thing I don't understand about The Shield is why Vic needs money for his kids so badly. Wasnt he involved with the gangs and getting his cut? what happened to that? it doesnt really show him wasting money on anything

What do cops like other than money?

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.

Domestic abuse.

Slamhound
Mar 27, 2010
Alcohol.

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS
Donuts, pie, and drat good coffee

wizardofloneliness
Dec 30, 2008

mistermojo posted:

the thing I don't understand about The Shield is why Vic needs money for his kids so badly. Wasnt he involved with the gangs and getting his cut? what happened to that? it doesnt really show him wasting money on anything

I thought two of his kids had autism and he wanted to send them to an expensive private school with more resources for that. I vaguely remember they had some anti-vax plot where Vic and Corinne want to sue the vaccine manufacturers, but then their lawyer friend tells them "no, that's loving stupid, you're just wasting your money" and then it's never brought up again. That was actually a pretty good resolution.

Also, he's a cop, so you know.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXrK6t-Yzaw
A video about the MTV show Ghosted, which seems like a lawsuit waiting to happen when they try to reconnect someone who has a legit reason for going no contact with an ex.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.

I will never until the day I die understand why anyone would want to watch reality tv.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

Well, of course I know him.
He's me.

feedmyleg posted:

I will never until the day I die understand why anyone would want to watch reality tv.

I watch a lot of cooking shows, and yeah they’re staged as hell but they’re still interesting because you can pick up a lot of tricks and (depending on the show) you get to see unique ingredients you weren’t aware of.

My sister watches poo poo like My 600lb Life and it’s just exploitive misery porn. I don’t get it.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.

Yeah, I dont consider that first batch to be reality tv. Same goes with Drag Race or whatever—nothing wrong with theatre and kayfabe, that's all got artistic and entertainment merit. But just imagine who you would have to be to want to air your drama with an ex on a national TV show—and imaginr who that ex would be to agree. I just can't fathom why someone would choose to spend their time watching that sort of person doing or saying anything at all. Let alone getting into legit exploration.

feedmyleg fucked around with this message at 20:07 on Mar 6, 2021

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020

by Pragmatica

IRQ posted:

What do cops like other than money?

To crush their enemies, to see them driven before them, and to hear the lamentations of their women.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS

IRQ posted:

What do cops like other than money?


feedmyleg posted:

Domestic abuse.

For real. Locally we have a cop who strangled his wife, plead guilty and struck a plea that if he completes his community service and passes an interview he gets reinstated.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!
🥷🐢😬



muscles like this! posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXrK6t-Yzaw
A video about the MTV show Ghosted, which seems like a lawsuit waiting to happen when they try to reconnect someone who has a legit reason for going no contact with an ex.

I’ll have to check out the video in case there’s specifics that prove this wrong for this production, but I know for Catfish everyone is in on it and it’s usually the Catfish themselves that contacts the show, not the mark. I wouldn’t be too concerned about how real an MTV show is.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!

Rhyno posted:

For real. Locally we have a cop who strangled his wife, plead guilty and struck a plea that if he completes his community service and passes an interview he gets reinstated.

Simone Magus posted:

To crush their enemies, to see them driven before them, and to hear the lamentations of their women.

Right: power.

The money, sure, but I always saw Vic as more interested in power.

IRQ fucked around with this message at 23:37 on Mar 6, 2021

sticklefifer
Nov 11, 2003

by VideoGames

Toxic Fart Syndrome posted:

You sound like my friend who won't watch Doctor Who because he would "have to" start at the beginning and watch every episode starting with the 1950s or whatever... :rolleye:
Uh, no? Doctor Who is easily digestible at a new arc or Doctor recasting, and that's how it's always been. I didn't say to tell people not to check out Watchmen, I said it's a hard sell for some people and I even put "problem" in quotes. :confused:

feedmyleg posted:

I will never until the day I die understand why anyone would want to watch reality tv.
There have been a few sporadic shows with good gimmicks. Joe Schmoe, Murder in Small Town X... really, that's about it. Tough Enough was pretty good for a couple seasons, and I remember the original Real World being good human drama before the market was saturated with ripoffs. It's rare to have a good one, but the avalanche of crap really buries it.

Parakeet vs. Phone
Nov 6, 2009

mistermojo posted:

the thing I don't understand about The Shield is why Vic needs money for his kids so badly. Wasnt he involved with the gangs and getting his cut? what happened to that? it doesnt really show him wasting money on anything

On top of Vic caring more about the status and being a power player, I think the vague background thing they explain at some point is that all the cool crimes gang money went into their slush fund and barely got touched except for other dirty money needs. Also, there's some mention, I think, after the stuff with the Money Train that they're going to heavily cut back on nickel and dime bribes so that they don't get busted. Their whole thing was that they'd be the smart corrupt cops and just lay low until they could get a nice early retirement.

The bigger thing would probably be that a semi-active/busy nurse and a cop with a shitload of overtime would be fine anyway, but eh, it's TV.

wizardofloneliness posted:

I thought two of his kids had autism and he wanted to send them to an expensive private school with more resources for that. I vaguely remember they had some anti-vax plot where Vic and Corinne want to sue the vaccine manufacturers, but then their lawyer friend tells them "no, that's loving stupid, you're just wasting your money" and then it's never brought up again. That was actually a pretty good resolution.

Also, he's a cop, so you know.

The anti-vax plotline was a little more of a punch in the gut for them. They want to sue and get told that they're being stupid and just want someone to blame (the show didn't toy with genuine anti-vax stuff for too long). They sign onto a lawsuit anyway and their expensive, good doctor drops their autistic son from her care and the effective trial program he was going into on the grounds of "lol, you really thought you could sue the company and still get admitted into their really exclusive trial that I'm running."

GreenNight
Feb 19, 2006
Turning the light on the darkest places, you and I know we got to face this now. We got to face this now.

So is season 2 of Miracle Workers poo poo like the first few episodes?

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020

by Pragmatica

GreenNight posted:

So is season 2 of Miracle Workers poo poo like the first few episodes?

I liked it

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005


GreenNight posted:

So is season 2 of Miracle Workers poo poo like the first few episodes?

It doesn't exactly switch things up that much so if you don't like it now you probably won't enjoy the rest.

Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006

I believe in a universe that doesn't care, and people that do.


I started watching Kim's convenience and I love this show, although I am noticing a steady decline in stupid jokes and an increase in character drama as the series goes on, so maybe I won't like it so much later.

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

Me crush ass to dust

I'm on season 5 and it mostly sticks to the goofy jokes. There's still a few surprise attacks with the Jung drama.

Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006

I believe in a universe that doesn't care, and people that do.


My main disappointment so far was the subplot about Jung and his boss having this will they won't they thing and him getting all sad sack over it, that felt like I'd seen every beat of it 1000 times before.

E: Also there was some big unintentional comedy when that tiny white guy held up Jung with the smallest knife in the world. I'm an out of shape loser and even I would've told that guy to just gently caress off back in my cashier days.

Lurdiak fucked around with this message at 06:18 on Mar 7, 2021

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

Me crush ass to dust

I'm also korean american and seeing a show like Kim's Convenience is a revelation. But what I appreciate most is characters like Jung being a well intentioned guy but also being a dumb, himbo, meathead. I feel like we won't have an Asian character like that in America for another decade at least. Most Asian characters are meek and quiet and geeky, or in extreme cases like The Boys she doesn't even have any lines at all.

Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006

I believe in a universe that doesn't care, and people that do.


Mu Zeta posted:

I'm also korean american and seeing a show like Kim's Convenience is a revelation. But what I appreciate most is characters like Jung being a well intentioned guy but also being a dumb, himbo, meathead. I feel like we won't have an Asian character like that in America for another decade at least. Most Asian characters are meek and quiet and geeky, or in extreme cases like The Boys she doesn't even have any lines at all.

Yeah and I love that a lot of the side characters are immigrants or general minorities too, and it's not even a thing outside of them occasionally mentioning international politics to make bad dad analogies. For a show set in Toronto it's actually realistic, too, that city's as multicultural as it gets.

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cant cook creole bream
Aug 15, 2011
I think Fahrenheit is better for weather
Watched Ted Lasso. It's really good. Football is life!

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