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Sub Rosa
Jun 9, 2010





exquisite tea posted:

I have a serious question about the Queen's Gambit: Is the chess realistic? This might sound like a joke but one thing I can't stand about depictions of chess in movies and film is when the writers have clearly never played chess and the pieces are just moving all over the place!

The positions are extremely realistic because they got former world champ Kasparov to make them. US champ Hikaru Nakamura said after watching the first two eps that it was the most accurate representation of chess in movies/tv he has seen.

The main nit pick I have is they couldn't get away from having people tip their own king to signify resignation, which isn't a thing in real high level chess. Slight maybe spoilerish nit-pick draws are very common in real chess, and I don't remember a single on camera draw in the show.

Oh, speaking of Hikaru and the US Championship, it's also online and starting today. I'll be watching the coverage on Hikaru's twitch channel.

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Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

I can't remember
what she came here for

I can't remember
much of anything
anymore




Gonz posted:

Eric Andre season 5 just premiered and itís better than ever.
I just watched both episodes and I can't remember the last time I laughed that hard

Escobarbarian posted:

I’ll miss Hannibal but I guess he’s too busy complaining about his tenants to find the time anymore
Well at least we have Blannibal to replace him!

bull3964
Nov 18, 2000

DO YOU HEAR THAT? THAT'S THE SOUND OF ME PATTING MYSELF ON THE BACK.




Wayne is coming to Amazon Prime.

EVERYONE STREAM THE EVERLOVING gently caress OUT OF SEASON 1 WHEN IT SHOWS UP SO MAYBE WE WILL GET A SEASON 2!

Azhais
Feb 5, 2007


Switchblade Switcharoo

It was cancelled over a year ago, is there some actual push for Netflix to take it over?

bull3964
Nov 18, 2000

DO YOU HEAR THAT? THAT'S THE SOUND OF ME PATTING MYSELF ON THE BACK.




Amazon bought it (like Netflix bought Cobra Kai) since Youtube Originals aren't a thing anymore. The creator says if enough people watch it, there's a possibility that Amazon will order a Season 2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP0AXfYlg8E

Amazon actually advertises it as a "new series."

Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006

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


Probably a bit off topic but in case some of you still have fond memories of Mike Rowe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iXUHFZogmI

isaboo
Nov 10, 2002

I can destroy you


I just started re-watching Wayne two nights ago! It's so drat good. Wayne is the hero we need.

Del is pretty badass too

WeedlordGoku69
Feb 11, 2015

by Cyrano4747


Lurdiak posted:

Probably a bit off topic but in case some of you still have fond memories of Mike Rowe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iXUHFZogmI

I genuinely couldn't take more than six minutes because holy loving Christ on a bike

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020


exquisite tea posted:

I have a serious question about the Queen's Gambit: Is the chess realistic? This might sound like a joke but one thing I can't stand about depictions of chess in movies and film is when the writers have clearly never played chess and the pieces are just moving all over the place!

Extremely realistic, yes. When she plays 10 matches at once, she is making all the correct moves any time you can see her moving pieces. It's very cool.

swickles
Aug 21, 2006

I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just some QB that I used to know


WeedlordGoku69 posted:

I genuinely couldn't take more than six minutes because holy loving Christ on a bike

Can you tldr it for me? I really liked that show back in the day when it was bookended with Mythbusters.

bull3964
Nov 18, 2000

DO YOU HEAR THAT? THAT'S THE SOUND OF ME PATTING MYSELF ON THE BACK.




Just think of the worst tendencies of anyone that touts by your bootstraps thinking and multiply them by 500x (not 500%, but that may confuse Mike.)

Also, most of the people represented on Dirty Jobs were millionaires, not 'hard working blue collar people that do this because they know the value of a dollar.'

bull3964 fucked around with this message at 19:26 on Oct 26, 2020

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


isaboo posted:

I just started re-watching Wayne two nights ago! It's so drat good. Wayne is the hero we need.

Del is pretty badass too

Del and Wayne are my favorite TV couple of all time

Ugly In The Morning
Jul 1, 2010

Don't look at me-
I'm ugly in the morning
When the headaches gone
The sun is not.
Forgot to turn the alarm
On - on




Pillbug

Gonz posted:

Eric Andre season 5 just premiered and itís better than ever.

Has it topped the Lance Reddick episode?

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020


I'm glad Wayne is not forever doomed to the obscurity of "YouTube did what now?"

Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

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




Azhais posted:

More importantly, do they find bobby fischer

Spoiler: It turns out he was here [taps chest] all along

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






it turns out Bobby Fischer was the friends we made along the way

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020


Here's my extensive review of The Third Day:

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

Mike Rowe outed himself as a chud during the Obama years...

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."




Simone Magus posted:

Extremely realistic, yes. When she plays 10 matches at once, she is making all the correct moves any time you can see her moving pieces. It's very cool.

Hm that is cool, I might have to watch this now. Especially since Kasparov was apparently a consultant on the show, the man could play a mean game.

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020


exquisite tea posted:

Hm that is cool, I might have to watch this now. Especially since Kasparov was apparently a consultant on the show, the man could play a mean game.

I was worried about the chess not being realistic because I love chess so I kept pausing to look at the board lol.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

Simone Magus posted:

Here's my extensive review of The Third Day:



It was fuckin nuts but I think I preferred the 12 hour thing to the actual episodes (which makes sense as I think that was the original concept and then Punchdrunk brought in Dennis Kelly to write the main series)

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020


Escobarbarian posted:

It was fuckin nuts but I think I preferred the 12 hour thing to the actual episodes (which makes sense as I think that was the original concept and then Punchdrunk brought in Dennis Kelly to write the main series)

Between this and New Pope I'm loving the jude law weird renaissance

Ugly In The Morning
Jul 1, 2010

Don't look at me-
I'm ugly in the morning
When the headaches gone
The sun is not.
Forgot to turn the alarm
On - on




Pillbug

I legit recorded with Lance Reddick.

Gonz
Dec 22, 2009

"Jesus, did I say that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me?"


Rageaholic posted:

I just watched both episodes and I can't remember the last time I laughed that hard

"Lexival: What's the worst that could happen?" Now in lemon and lime flavor!

Also, "RAT-TI-TEE-RAT-RAT!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1YcIPSUNhk

Gonz fucked around with this message at 23:57 on Oct 26, 2020

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

I thought Judy Greer was actually gonna cry

Gonz
Dec 22, 2009

"Jesus, did I say that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me?"


Escobarbarian posted:

I thought Judy Greer was actually gonna cry

Me too!

WHY WERE THE FALLING HOT DOG NOISES SO LOUD ON THAT DESK?!?

Looten Plunder
Jul 11, 2006


Grimey Drawer

bull3964 posted:

EVERYONE STREAM THE EVERLOVING gently caress OUT OF SEASON 1 WHEN IT SHOWS UP SO MAYBE WE WILL GET A SEASON 2!

Please do this people. I'll be so happy.

I'll almost forgive Amazon for cancelling Patriot (I won't, but I will like them more)

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

Ugly In The Morning posted:

I legit recorded with Lance Reddick.

FINE.

I'm impressed.

TheAardvark
Mar 3, 2019


Watching The Good Wife finally since I really enjoyed Evil.

It is good, and I am enjoying it. But jesus loving christ does it take the "kids find something important out, then don't tell the adults" thing to the limit. I'm 11 episodes in and 9 of them have continued that subplot. It loving sucks.

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

Me crush ass to dust


Grimey Drawer

The kids suck but what's funny is that Alicia admits she doesn't even like her kids in the last season.

If you want to stay with the goofy tone of Evil then the same team also made a short-lived show called Brain Dead starring Elizabeth Winstead and Tony Shahloub but it aged really badly because of the "both sides are equally bad!!!" politics.

Mu Zeta fucked around with this message at 02:35 on Oct 27, 2020

TheAardvark
Mar 3, 2019


Mu Zeta posted:

The kids suck but what's funny is that Alicia admits she doesn't even like her kids in the last season.

If you want to stay with the goofy tone of Evil then the same team also made a short-lived show called Brain Dead starring Elizabeth Winstead and Tony Shahloub but it aged really badly because of the "both sides are equally bad!!!" politics.

I actually watched Brain Dead first and really liked it, then watched Evil and liked it a lot too. I didn't know it was the same people until I started The Good Wife. It is a good show overall still, just yikes one of the most annoying plot devices ever, stretched over a whole season.

Cael
Feb 2, 2004

I get this funky high on the yellow sun.



Is The Good Fight any good? I bailed on Good Wife towards the last season and donít really want to go back but Iíd do Fight to start from the ground up. I also canít believe it has 4 seasons ...

CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK
Sep 11, 2001





Cael posted:

Is The Good Fight any good? I bailed on Good Wife towards the last season and donít really want to go back but Iíd do Fight to start from the ground up. I also canít believe it has 4 seasons ...

It's good. Each season is only 10 eps, with the 4th only being 7 eps(I assume due to covid).

The first season is about not-Bernie Madoff, but then that plot is basically dropped in subsequent seasons and replaced with Trump poo poo. I thought it was a shame since the ponzi scheme plot was more interesting than the Trump stuff. The show still has great secondary and guest characters, including Micheal Sheen playing a great character in season 3.

Hughmoris
Apr 21, 2007
Let's go to the abyss!

Just binged Ted Lasso over two nights. Was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it. Definitely worth checking out if you're looking for something new.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005



New episodes of Eric Andre were good but it definitely felt like they spent less time with the guests this go around.

Ugly In The Morning
Jul 1, 2010

Don't look at me-
I'm ugly in the morning
When the headaches gone
The sun is not.
Forgot to turn the alarm
On - on




Pillbug

Toxic Fart Syndrome posted:

FINE.

I'm impressed.

And I think you need a new desk.


Lance gave me poo poo for my Iliad translation using ďjoveĒ instead of Zeus


Dude is nice as hell but also just has a terrifying vibe.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Toxic Fart Syndrome posted:

Mike Rowe outed himself as a chud during the Obama years...

Wow wonder what happened back then to make that happen. Guess we'll never know.


isaboo posted:

I just started re-watching Wayne two nights ago! It's so drat good. Wayne is the hero we need.

Del is pretty badass too

It's a great show and the fact that it didn't get at least another season to wrap it up is beyond criminal. I love those idiot twins

Qmass
Jun 3, 2003



Sub Rosa posted:

The main nit pick I have is they couldn't get away from having people tip their own king to signify resignation, which isn't a thing in real high level chess. Slight maybe spoilerish nit-pick draws are very common in real chess, and I don't remember a single on camera draw in the show.
Both of these are addressed in the show so... chess pun!

first as she is preparing for her fist major international tournaments she is told that at high level competitions they don't knock over or say check so that she doesn't look silly and second she draws with the national champion to become co-national champion and draws are offered and accepted/rejected at other times

edit: but I don't play chess so I might have miss-interpreted the second

Qmass fucked around with this message at 05:12 on Oct 27, 2020

Looten Plunder
Jul 11, 2006


Grimey Drawer

Anyone watching Barbarians? Any good?

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misguided rage
Jun 15, 2010

God I fucking love Diablo 3 gold, it even paid for this shitty title

Qmass posted:

and second she draws with the national champion to become co-national champion and draws are offered and accepted/rejected at other times

edit: but I don't play chess so I might have miss-interpreted the second
I'm pretty sure she lost to Benny, but since he had two draws earlier in the tournament she tied him in the standings and got to be co-champion. I guess there's no tiebreaker game. It mentions specifically that a draw would be enough for her to win the tournament.

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