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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/

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DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.
If you're watching the Tony Awards, or even if you're not watching them, do yourself a favor and follow Bobby Cannavale (@bobbycanavale) on Twitter right now. He's watching the Tonys like a hardcore football fan watches the Sunday games.

quote:

@bobbycannavale: ANYBODY left who DOESNT know what the gently caress Le Miz is about?

@bobbycannavale: jesus

@bobbycannavale: Song should be called "LOOK HOW LOUD I CAN SING"

@bobbycannavale: Tell ya what? They can't do ANY of that poo poo without Local 1. #unions #TonyAwards

Motherfucker needs to hurry up and get back on my TV screen. I know he's got that music industry show with Scorsese and Terry Winter, how much longer on that?

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.
Crossposting from the CC Megathread: Comedy Central gives the second season of Review five stars.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.
Hey, did you hear that clink? Sounds like somebody dropped a penny on a railroad track, which can only mean that :siren:The 2014 TV IV Awards are around the corner!:siren:

We've got a few new categories -- most of them refurbished favorites -- and the potential for many more! But before we do any of that, we need a pool of candidates to vote from! So if you'll please direct your attention to The "For Your Consideration" Survey, kindly hosted by Annakie... I'm not gonna lie, it's a little more intimidating than I'd like, but don't worry about filling out the whole thing or trying to remember every single piece of good TV you saw this year in the span of twenty minutes. You can submit this form as many times as you want, so just bookmark the ballot, pop in whenever you think of something, submit, and then when you think of something else, come on back. You've got plenty of time; I'm not forging ahead with the nomination vote until the last week of June at the earliest.

I'll make one more post in here when the proper TV IV Awards thread goes up. Beyond that, I'm sure a lot of people would rather let Couch Chat be Couch Chat, so I'll respect that.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

Aphrodite posted:

This isn't an attempt to get non-gamers to sign up for PS+ or anything, it's just added incentive for gamers to get it.

Yeah, it sounds like the same model as Prime, where it's free if you have the service, but you can buy episodes individually for $2-3 if you don't. And unlike Prime shows, I think this will be available on other services (but definitely don't quote me on that).

Interestingly enough there's also whispers that Sony might use this to revive Community. It's based on very little besides "the name of the show showed up on the screen of an E3 presentation alongside several other shows," though.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

OldSenileGuy posted:

OMG OMG OMG OMG

http://www.slashfilm.com/phil-lord-chris-miller-clone-high-movie-sequel/


OMG OMG OMG

Although, screw them if this doesn't eventually become a reality. I've long ago made my peace with never getting closure to the cliffhanger that ended the series, so there better be a drat good reason for them to re-open those old wounds.

I think they suspect that if 22 Jump Street opens well -- and there's a drat good chance that it will -- they're going to have a license to do whatever they want. Not that it would magically force apart the red tape Clone High is wrapped up in, but look at their track record; they've made major commercial and critical successes out of movies that, on paper, should not be both, and that buys them a lot of benefit of the doubt. I'm not saying that their response to "We want to make an animated PG-13 sequel to a 12-year-old MTV series" is going to be an automatic "SHUT UP AND TAKE OUR MONEY," but they're going to find it a lot easier to get a yes than Brad Bird.

EDIT: NOTHING BAD EVER HAPPENS TO THE KENNEDYS

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.
Well, it's been a long time coming, but I'm pleased to announced that I am your God dammit Annakie stole it from me, didn't she? gently caress, Ozma told me this could happen.

(Congrats again, Annakie, you're the best woman for the job. Enjoy becoming alienated from me as I flood you with thread title change requests.)

hcreight posted:

But then he couldn't post more reviews.

Bit of a Catch-22.

(Congrats Annakie.)

Six hour probations. They don't even need to be admin-approved. :getin:

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

OldSenileGuy posted:

I heard this show is basically Cinemax porn true or false

It's drat close, but it's not as rampant as Magic City.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

Dead Snoopy posted:

haven't seen Magic City - but false. No nudity in this.

There was a gratuitous sex scene between the main character and his wife, then there was that gratuitous masturbation scene in the limo. Did we watch the same show?

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

EL BROMANCE posted:

Watched the first episode of Girl Meets World and it's... something. It's probably just like other Disney shows I've not seen, but the opening sequence is especially nuts. Also makes me feel super old.

The fact that you're not saying "Oh God why did I do this it hurts so much" is interesting. Granted, it's possible that you meant to imply as much, but I might have to give it a try and start a pool on how long I can make it through.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

hcreight posted:

I um

So how about that Orphan Black?

gently caress, I never watch it live, and I just know that one day it's going to bite me in the rear end. If that's your reaction, it sounds like that day has come.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

VagueRant posted:

Is Friday Night Lights good? I keep hearing good things but they're completely non-specific. I just can't understand why there's so much acclaim for a high school drama (ugh) centred around american football (ugh)?

I'm not saying you'll be one of them, but plenty of people in your shoes have been knocked on their asses by FNL. You'll just have to watch it for yourself; I'm not saying you'll be impressed with the plot or anything, the core of it is very familiar and there are definitely moments of :rolleyes: teen drama :rolleyes:. But it carries itself with a certain verisimilitude that makes the show impossible to deny for most people, and everything hits harder as a result.

There's a reason why every producer in Hollywood was after Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton when the show was over, and why everyone flipped the gently caress out when Chandler got a surprise Emmy at the end of the show's run.

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DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.
It's not fair to compare the entire ten episode run of Fargo to the climactic eight episodes of Breaking Bad. Really, it's simply not fair.

It isn't.

Not fair at all.

But Jesus Christ if Fargo didn't just come shockingly close.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

hcreight posted:

Well for one thing Fargo the show is too good for FX to let it end after one season.

So there will be more of it.

This interview with Noah Hawley (which I will cross-post) just went up. In the end, he and Sepinwall talk season 2, and the sense I get is that FX is game for more, but is willing to wait until Hawley has a story worth telling.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

Nobody likes you.
Everybody hates you.
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Oh poo poo YES.

Michael McKean via Twitter posted:

Working with @mrbobodenkirk & Vince Gilligan is even more fun than it sounds.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

Nobody likes you.
Everybody hates you.
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Lugaloco posted:

So I just powered through all of Broad City last night after reading a finale review of Playing House.

Holy poo poo is Broad City a funny show. I didn't know any of the actors (apart from some guest stars) but they sold me from the second episode onwards. The dynamic between the two leads was excellent and the supporting cast was rock solid, can't recommend it enough. Hope they get a second season.

I haven't done any due diligence, but I'm 90% sure that the second season's already on the way.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

You know what I could use right now? A gif of Key and Peele from Fargo, specifically the moment they come to the conclusion that "This is a dream!" because that pretty much sums up how I'm feeling about this.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

Irish Joe posted:

AmericanEducation.gif

Tangent: I swear to God, on my old phone I had a picture of a "Do Not Enter" sign, and written in Sharpie on the white bar was "ME FROM BEHID."

The sign was right outside an elementary school. God dammit I wish I still had that picture.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.


Posted hours before it was announced what he'd be busy with. Godspeed. (Apologies for an image that might break tables.)

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.
Oh so the Korra thread has gone from unreadable to thoroughly noxious? Thanks for the heads up.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

Nobody likes you.
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Smile, you fuck.

CPFortest posted:

I liked when the ship went boom.

The sudden True Romance homage at the end was neat.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.
I keep hearing variants of the phrase "dumb fun" being thrown around w/r/t The Last Ship. It rolls tonight at 9 ET on TNT.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

Nobody likes you.
Everybody hates you.
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Smile, you fuck.
What I wasn't crying

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.
EDIT: Double post, sorry.

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DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

Deadpool posted:

I watched The Last Ship and it was kind of dumb but the action and effects were pretty fantastic. The helicopter shoot out scene was awesome.

It's a very Michael Bay kind of show in that respect. You're not in this for a deep story, you're in this to watch poo poo blow up.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

zoux posted:

Early reviews for the Leftovers lookin' good.

HIlarious Lindeof/Lost related jokes to follow...

Well, I just put up a thread, so you can all go ahead and poo poo that up with how mad LOST and Prometheus made you and how terrible this is going to turn out to be because The Rapture is stupid or whatever.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

MrAristocrates posted:

The new Korra thread hasn't been posted, so he can't quit yet.

He could always press Annakie into a blood oath to do it for him.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

Nobody likes you.
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raditts posted:

Threads for TV shows that get no posts because nobody cares about them are not nearly as sad as threads that nobody cares about but the OP keeps posting in them as though somebody else did.

Oh, I think I can top that.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.
You guys were talking about Taxi Brooklyn earlier? The pilot (and I think the second episode) was directed by Olivier Megaton, which makes sense because he's certainly the hackiest guy in Luc Besson's stable. I could point to the lovely editing, the lovely oversaturation (Michael Goddamn Bay would tell this guy to cut the poo poo), the lovely acting (when all your actors suck and two of them mispronounce "blood spatter" as "blood splatter," that's on you, not them)...but there's one shot that says it all:

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DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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Smile, you fuck.
I'm obligated to post this whenever there's a chat about TV edits. It's a sickness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CpAE9c1lN8

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

OldSenileGuy posted:

I tried watching FNL once. Watched almost the whole first season. Just couldn't get into it. I could see how other people liked it, it just wasn't for me.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to lock my door so DivisionPost doesn't track me down with a shotgun.

No. Not a shotgun.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.
Eight minutes into Girl Meets World and I've already laughed out loud three times.

On one hand I'm totally for "Hey, your sense of humor is your own and that's beautiful! Do you, big guy!" On the other, my new nightmare is turning on Dog With a Blog one day and thinking "It's so cute and funny!"

"But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Disney Channel."

EDIT: Actually, GMW is way more legit than I expected it to be. I think the show plays way too broad for my tastes (and really, that's not fair for a multi-cam comedy aimed at 12-year-olds), but as it stands I'd love for my niece and nephew to get into this, and I wouldn't hate watching it with them either. Color me shocked; I really thought this was going to suck.

I mean, maybe it does to some people, but at least I can see some effort here.

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DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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

Smile, you fuck.

Harlock posted:

I thought the pilot was dreadful with a bunch of overt looking at the camera and winking with how often they said the word, "world" as well as hitting the broken record of how this is a new show.

The second episode is a bit better, although it falls into that trap of teen shows where anything of substance has to be followed with the music bed of a scene transition. Here's a kind of sad and poignant moment, *upbeat 'Woah Oh Oh' plays.*

Yeah, please don't think I'm trying to put this on the same shelf as Friends, Cheers, or even The Single Guy, compared to the rest of TV it comes up short. (See my edit up above.) But against the rest of Disney Channel's live action lineup, as low a bar as that is? It's fantastic. Few people in its intended audience is going to give a poo poo about the winking and the overselling, and they're likely to get a better story about friendship and finding yourself than pretty much anything else Disney Channel is offering (especially among their live action work).

It's the smartest kid in the middle school. She's still not ready for the real world, but she can serve a purpose for those interested, so good for her.

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DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

Nobody likes you.
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Smile, you fuck.

zoux posted:

You like literally everything.

I respect most things and find a few things to truly hate. You want to hear about me hating something? I'll tell you about To Love and Die, a horrific pilot that USA burned off at the end of...I want to say 2008. Anybody who has ever uttered the phrase "bad *" to criticize television should watch that two hour mess of sub-par chick-lit masquerading as an action-comedy that had neither action nor comedy.

Want something more recent? I thought Maleficent was a straight up dumpster fire. I don't have anything but empathy for its director (Robert Stromberg), but I hope whoever signed off on him got randomly punched in his loving face sometime after.

Edit: IN HIS loving FACE.

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DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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Austrian mook posted:

season 2, 1 sucks just don't watch it

I never got through 1, but if you have a chance you should try; I'm told it sets up a few running jokes.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

Nobody likes you.
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I thought Fargo had some fantastic cinematography and shot composition.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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Welp, Yahoo just ordered a sixth season of Community. Let's see who slaps who first.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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...of SCIENCE! posted:

I love that the dude is already planning ahead for making a Community movie instead of just thanking his lucky stars and using the 6th season to wrap everything up. Never learn or change, Dan.

MrAristocrates posted:

That's from months ago.

Even if it wasn't, you know that a movie could get crowd-funded if all else failed.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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Vincent posted:

Wow, that's... that's a really hosed up message for teenagers. Specially for girls.

I'm going strictly by Wikipedia here, but the context makes a difference. Yale's one thing, but Topanga absolutely dumped Cory's rear end after she learned that he kissed another girl. When she took him back, it was because she had her own encounter with an old friend of hers, and she realized that a.) the kiss didn't mean poo poo because b.) she's still in love with Cory.

Even in the case of Yale -- which is a little hosed up -- Topanga took "I choose to stay with my man" one step further and proposed to Cory on the day of their high school graduation. If nothing else, it feels less "he's dependent on her and drags her down because she's afraid to hurt him" and more "they're dependent on each other." But remember, Wikipedia.

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DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

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Smile, you fuck.
DVR'd the PBS premiere of Vicious last night: looked like a sweet little British comedy about an elderly gay couple, played by Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi.

To my surprise, it was created by Gary Janetti, who was a major part of early Family Guy. Should be interesting!

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