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Sober
Nov 19, 2011

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

How bad are we talking, True Blood bad or Dexter levels of shittiness?

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xeria
Jul 26, 2004

Ruh roh...

Sober posted:

How bad are we talking, True Blood bad or Dexter levels of shittiness?

Or, alternately, Season 6 of The L Word levels of embarrassing.

(The L Word is the actual most embarrassing show to watch.)

SHVPS4DETH
Mar 19, 2009

seen so much i'm going blind
and i'm brain-dead virtually







Ramrod XTreme

Sober posted:

How bad are we talking, True Blood bad or Dexter levels of shittiness?

I gave up True Blood in like S2 so I don't know, and I've only read about what happened in Dexter because it became so predictable and lovely after S4. The best way I can describe it is that if you watched any amount of SoA, even an isolated episode or two, and then tuned in the finale I guarantee you would think "wow, this show really took a bad turn. Why are we now being bludgeoned with incredibly literal symbolism with every shot?" This would also be your reaction if you watched the entire series up to that point. It's like the finale (which was nearly two hours long) was the film entitled "Sons of Anarchy" that Kurt Sutter always wanted to make but needed 7 seasons of television to justify its existence, except it really didn't because so much of the build didn't really amount to anything compelling beyond misery porn for all of the characters, nearly all of whom were terrible people. Also it's a complete hack job of a film filled with all-too-convenient timing and a complete disregard for how the world works in real life (which isn't as much of a problem when you're not trying to tell a gritty, "realistic" story but welp) and a cringe-worthy ending scene that had been obviously telegraphed from nearly the beginning of the series.

One scene in particular involves a wanted known violent felon walking into a district attorney's office and having her turn on a recording device, state the date and make it official (notably by taking pains to use the real names of the people involved). He then proceeds to give 5 minutes of pure hearsay and strongly implicate himself in a double murder. He then walks out of the office without incident. It's that kind of party. So yeah closer to Dexter from what I know.

xeria posted:

Or, alternately, Season 6 of The L Word levels of embarrassing.

(The L Word is the actual most embarrassing show to watch.)

Personally I think that goes to Sex and the City but L Word definitely comes close in its waning seasons.

xeria
Jul 26, 2004

Ruh roh...

SHUPS 4 DETH posted:

Personally I think that goes to Sex and the City but L Word definitely comes close in its waning seasons.

L Word's 'interrogation tapes' web clips post-S6 probably take the cake for "most embarrassing anything to watch, ever". Marvel as they turn a police interrogation into murder into Lucy Lawless's Therapy Sessions!

Ravane
Oct 23, 2010

by LadyAmbien


Ah, I totally forgot that Sundance's The Red Road aired in 2014. I should have added that because it was actually really good, just really short though.

Steve Yun
Aug 7, 2003

I
ANALYZE
CARTOONS


Soiled Meat

Rarity posted:

Called it :smug:

Next year he posts his #1 from this year

BSam
Nov 24, 2012



Deadpool posted:


01 - Mozart In The Jungle (Amazon)

I kept putting off this list because I wanted to see this show and knew it was going to be a very late release. I watched the pilot early this year and was immediately hooked. I figured it would slot in somewhere in the lower half of my Top 10 if it fulfilled the promise of the pilot. Boy was I in for a surprise. I'll note up front here that this series may not be for everyone. But I am exactly the audience it was looking for. Gael Garcia Bernal is flat out amazing in this series. The pilot makes you think maybe this guy is going to turn out to not be very likable when all is said and done and I was so surprised how they completely went in the opposite direction. While this show is labeled as a comedy, and does have a few good funny moments per episode, it's another show that's really full of heart. The sixth episode, titled The Rehearsal, is probably my favorite episode of TV this year. And if not that then it's probably the one following it. The Rehearsal was just a really enjoyable half hour of TV. It's good to have a half hour that just leaves a big smile on your face. Most of the half hours here did just that. The ending completely surprised me and left the biggest smile on my face. If the show ends here it'll be one of my favorite ever and I'll be disappointed, but happy that it got made in the first place. Thanks for giving me this show for Christmas Amazon as it was exactly what I wanted.



I suppose it's too late to change my list yeah?

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Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

After episode 7 it would have cracked my top 10 for sure. After finishing the whole series, eh....maybe the top 20.

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