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X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



Hey, it's a new Couch Chat thread.

I've got about a week left, and if you talk about Adventure Time or Game of Thrones in this thread before I leave I will cut you! Otherwise carry on and don't get in dumb slap fights.

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Manos del Sino
Apr 12, 2004

Original Pony


Soiled Meat

:cheers: Deadpool

In TV news, I'm really looking forward to the coming season of True Blood. I know people think it has deteriorated greatly over the years, but I prefer to think that it was always trash. Enjoyable trash, but trash.

I've also been bingeing on trashy reality cooking shows, specifically old seasons the US MasterChef and Hell's Kitchen. What other shows fit that sort of niche? I used to watch a lot of Iron Chef, but it's a different sort of contest, and I caught some crappy Kitchen Casino a couple weeks ago... I don't think I'll be revisiting that one.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

Awesome new thread! So I think when Finn and the lump monster had sex i-NO

I'm four episodes deep into Orange is the New Black season 2 and loving it just as much as the last one after a slightly meh premiere. The Jason Biggs parts are so boring and predictable though.

precision
May 7, 2006

hug your posting pals


So I've been addicted lately to the How Did This Get Made podcast, which is Andre and Rafi from The League plus Andre's IRL wife and great guest stars. It's amazing, Jason Mantzoukas is apparently pretty much in-Rafi-mode 24/7.

e: my go to "trashy reality show" on Netflix is My Strange Addiction. The episode with the guy who fucks his car :catstare:

JediTalentAgent
Jun 5, 2005
Hey, look. Look, if- if you screw me on this, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine, you rat bastard!

Manos del Sino posted:

I've also been bingeing on trashy reality cooking shows, specifically old seasons the US MasterChef and Hell's Kitchen. What other shows fit that sort of niche? I used to watch a lot of Iron Chef, but it's a different sort of contest, and I caught some crappy Kitchen Casino a couple weeks ago... I don't think I'll be revisiting that one.

Guy's Grocery Games, maybe? I think it's where everyone seemed to be in a grocery store and had to make food with specific parameters. I watched half of one episode and I don't know if it's enough to want to go back to it or not. Supermarket Sweep (god, miss that show) meets a judged cooking show.

Based on the one episode I watched and a few comments I've seen, people seem to have issues with following the direction of the themes/limits given them.

Slamhound
Mar 27, 2010


So anyway…the ending of Lost sucked, but the ending of Battlestar Galactica was awesome.

Adventure Time is too complex for its audience, unlike Game of Thrones

Also...the ending of Battlestar Galactica sucked, but the ending of Lost was awesome.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

I wondered how long it would take for someone to do that.

Slamhound
Mar 27, 2010


Bown posted:

I wondered how long it would take for someone to do that.
Best to get it out of the way early.

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



Tracy Morgan was in a six car accident and is in critical condition.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/07/showbiz/tracy-morgan-hospitalized/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Chamberk
Jan 11, 2004

when there is nothing left to burn you have to set yourself on fire


poo poo, hope he makes it out okay.

Manos del Sino posted:

:cheers: Deadpool

In TV news, I'm really looking forward to the coming season of True Blood. I know people think it has deteriorated greatly over the years, but I prefer to think that it was always trash. Enjoyable trash, but trash.

I've also been bingeing on trashy reality cooking shows, specifically old seasons the US MasterChef and Hell's Kitchen. What other shows fit that sort of niche? I used to watch a lot of Iron Chef, but it's a different sort of contest, and I caught some crappy Kitchen Casino a couple weeks ago... I don't think I'll be revisiting that one.

I'm a fan of Cutthroat Kitchen, which is basically Chopped with sabotages.

Ravane
Oct 23, 2010

by LadyAmbien


Well, the ads on Hulu were more interesting than the latest episode of Crossbones.

Edit: I think the strangest part was that they made the crew wear sacks over their heads on the freaking boat, so they couldn't trace their way back to the island. But how the hell do you backtrack on an ocean?

Ravane fucked around with this message at 12:52 on Jun 7, 2014

Alec Bald Snatch
Sep 12, 2012

by exmarx


Ravane posted:

Edit: I think the strangest part was that they made the crew wear sacks over their heads on the freaking boat, so they couldn't trace their way back to the island. But how the hell do you backtrack on an ocean?

Stars, land formations, prevailing winds.

Mahlertov Cocktail
Mar 1, 2010

I ate your Mahler avatar! Hahahaha!

Deadpool, I laughed a lot at your last post in the previous thread.

I'm finally catching up on season 4 of Shameless. As I've come to expect from it, it's absolutely incredible television.

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012



Tracy Morgan's limo got rear-ended and flipped over by a tractor trailer in a multi-car wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike. Another passenger's dead, and Morgan's in critical condition :smith:

ed: Didn't even notice this had already been mentioned above, oops

Chris James 2 fucked around with this message at 15:26 on Jun 7, 2014

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

Nobody likes you.
Everybody hates you.
You're gonna lose.

Smile, you fuck.


Way off topic but I think we all need something to smile about right now. The comic strip Pearls Before Swine was drawn by a guest recently.

http://stephanpastis.wordpress.com/...ll-he-just-did/

Irish Joe
Jul 23, 2007

by Lowtax


Manos del Sino posted:

In TV news, I'm really looking forward to the coming season of True Blood. I know people think it has deteriorated greatly over the years, but I prefer to think that it was always trash. Enjoyable trash, but trash.

Nah, man, the last season was pretty bad. You can't draw a Nazi allegory when your 'Jews' are literal bloodthirsty monsters who must kill and eat human beings to survive. Vampires, by and large, should be put to death. I don't know how you could even argue against this given their behavior throughout the series (to say nothing of the world at large/throughout human history).

Zaggitz
Jun 18, 2009

My urges are becoming...

UNCONTROLLABLE





Basically how the last thread ended.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

Deadpool, for the record, you are one of the best mods this place has had and I am definitely going to miss you running the place. Your challenges were fun without being cruel to the posters they were for and you were always fair that I saw.

Also, Orange is the New Black season 2 is an improvement over the first, which I listed as my second favourite of 2013. It's real great.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!



Sweeney Tom posted:

Tracy Morgan's limo got rear-ended and flipped over by a tractor trailer in a multi-car wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike. Another passenger's dead, and Morgan's in critical condition :smith:

ed: Didn't even notice this had already been mentioned above, oops

I guess someone from a real state tried to turn left or pump their own gas and it just blew Jersey drivers away and here we are. :(

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT



precision posted:

So I've been addicted lately to the How Did This Get Made podcast, which is Andre and Rafi from The League plus Andre's IRL wife and great guest stars. It's amazing, Jason Mantzoukas is apparently pretty much in-Rafi-mode 24/7.

e: my go to "trashy reality show" on Netflix is My Strange Addiction. The episode with the guy who fucks his car :catstare:
When I first got into HDTGM in like late 2012 or early 2013, I got hooked and had to listen to every episode they had up (excluding the minisodes) at the time. I think I was listening to those for like a whole week or something like that.

And yeah, My Strange Addiction is loving hilarious. If you ever want a good laugh, just turn on that show.

VDay
Jul 2, 2003

I'm Pacman Jones!


comes along bort posted:

Stars, land formations, prevailing winds.

It would make sense for them to be hooded as they were leaving whatever port/city they came from, but having them just stand there the whole time with hoods on their head was done purely for dramatic effect and made it seem especially dumb. Also it kind of says something when that was only the 4th or 5th dumbest thing that happened in that episode.

Spoiler alert y'all: Crossbones isn't very good. It might be ok if they leaned into the goofiness in a fun, Sleepy Hollow 'This doesn't really make sense but I love it' way, but they take themselves way too seriously while also having a completely nonsensical plot and completely unnatural character motivations/interactions.

Arist
Feb 13, 2012

who, me?




Oven Wrangler

Instead of talking about depressing things like car accidents and Adventure Time, watch this: http://youtu.be/iEdBeyXGZ94

Fooz
Sep 26, 2010




I'm watching rectify. Its good so far.

Fuckin' teddy though.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!
🥷🐢😬




There's no real place for me to gripe about this, but it's really bugging me that BT Sports are saying 'HD 1080' in all their ads, blatantly to trick people into thinking it's 'Full HD' when it's actually the same interlaced signal everyone has been using for a decade. Assholes.

precision
May 7, 2006

hug your posting pals


Fooz posted:

I'm watching rectify. Its good so far.

Fuckin' teddy though.

One of the best parts of the show is Ted Jr. You start out hating him so much, but gradually you see him as flawed but still sympathetic and conflicted.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

I'm becom-, I'm becom-,
I'm becoming
Tana in, Tana in my mind.




I know that I'm late to the party but I just finished Season One of Hannibal yesterday and I watched the first two episodes of Season Two today...

:stare::gonk::stare:

It's taking all my willpower to not binge another episode. More tomorrow.

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



You never know who could be reading this thread. Maybe there's a person out there that we're looking at to be the next mod. Maybe that person is you. Let's all take a moment to send a message to that person and tell them something that may get them to either take or turn down being a mod. I've already created a few default responses that I feel would be popular so you can just quote one of them if you can't come up with one of you own!


"Take the job, you can't be much worse than Deadpool. He doesn't even like Game of Thrones or Dr. Who. The guy is a monster."

"Take the job, you literally could not be any worse than Aatrek. Because he was a literal monster."

"Take the job, I'd say you can't be worse than OldSenileGuy but I've only posted on this forum every day for 5 years so I'm not entirely sure who that is."

"Don't take the job because Game of Thrones."

"No really, Game of Thrones. Have you seen how those people post?"

"Before you take the job I'm going to need your full thoughts on the series finale of Lost. This is very important."

VDay
Jul 2, 2003

I'm Pacman Jones!


I always agreed with all of your opinions and I think you'll make a fantastic mod Irish Joe.

PS ban everyone

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

You can hear the voice
Telling you to Love
It's the voice of MK Ultra
And you're doing what it wants


Deadpool posted:


"Take the job, I'd say you can't be worse than OldSenileGuy but I've only posted on this forum every day for 5 years so I'm not entirely sure who that is."



In 4 months this will be me exactly.

Sober
Nov 19, 2011

First touch: Life.
Second touch: Dead again. Forever.

Deadpool is one of the posters that even if I didn't agree with his opinion, he wasn't insufferable about it.

Hopefully the next mod is as good as Deadpool.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT



I've quite often found myself agreeing with Deadpool and thinking he's a great mod, which is way more than I can say about Aatrek.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005




Deadpool posted:

You never know who could be reading this thread. Maybe there's a person out there that we're looking at to be the next mod. Maybe that person is you. Let's all take a moment to send a message to that person and tell them something that may get them to either take or turn down being a mod. I've already created a few default responses that I feel would be popular so you can just quote one of them if you can't come up with one of you own!


"Take the job, you can't be much worse than Deadpool. He doesn't even like Game of Thrones or Dr. Who. The guy is a monster."

"Take the job, you literally could not be any worse than Aatrek. Because he was a literal monster."

"Take the job, I'd say you can't be worse than OldSenileGuy but I've only posted on this forum every day for 5 years so I'm not entirely sure who that is."

"Don't take the job because Game of Thrones."

"No really, Game of Thrones. Have you seen how those people post?"

"Before you take the job I'm going to need your full thoughts on the series finale of Lost. This is very important."

I only ever get PMs from people I hate. Its kind of weird.

smg77
Apr 27, 2007


Can the new mod be somebody who never watched Lost? That show has broken too many people to trust its fans to run the asylum.

Sober
Nov 19, 2011

First touch: Life.
Second touch: Dead again. Forever.

smg77 posted:

Can the new mod be somebody who never watched Lost? That show has broken too many people to trust its fans to run the asylum.
There are plenty people who didn't get broken by Lost. Just check their post history on mythology-heavy shows and see what you get.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT



I watched one season of Lost and it didn't grab me at all. I gave up on the show after that.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005




I watched into the second season but got bored by the fact it constantly went on hiatus for weeks at a time.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?


smg77 posted:

Can the new mod be somebody who never watched Lost? That show has broken too many people to trust its fans to run the asylum.

I've never seen Lost. Give me a star, DP. :smugbert:

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

Me crush ass to dust



Damon Lindelof is famous because of Lost and now he's writing Star Trek movies and Alien sequels.

Sober
Nov 19, 2011

First touch: Life.
Second touch: Dead again. Forever.

The Leftovers might actually be good. Something Cuse is doing (The Strain?) might actually be good too.

Also on the topic of people in the JJ Abrams satellite party, I don't immediately hate Kurtzman/Orci like most people.

I'm sure someone will accuse me of having suffered multiple strokes.

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X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



I loved Lost, and it's finale. So if you do or don't like me, I'm sure that's solely the reason why. I think the only bad thing about Lost was that it caused people to overanalyze a lot of shows that followed to the point that for a long time it poisoned discussion about TV. People started to think everything was a mystery to be solved and saw things that weren't there. I think we're just now getting to the point where people are finally learning that's not the case. But that's not really Lost's fault so much as it's the fault of crazy fans.

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