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Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

Well, of course I know him.
He's me.
Chopped is like 30% of the reason I still have Hulu and I have zero interest in subbing to yet another streaming service for it. I hate this constant ďwe gotta have our own app!Ē bullshit. Canít wait for half of them to fail and eventually fold their libraries back into the big services.

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Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
Well now Iím intrigued. The Endless and Resolution are solid, but I rewatched Spring recently and it does not hold up.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

Mu Zeta posted:

I'm assuming it's a French show and I've literally never heard anyone praise a French show before.

I liked Missions!*

*Sorta!**

**I mean ok itís nonsense, but Iím also a sucker for Mars poo poo.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
Now that Alexís actor is a sex pest and Bobbie hasnít had much to do this season, I nominate Amos for Best Expanse Character This Season Thus Far.

I was a little iffy on the premise of the Roci crew being so split up this season, but theyíve really made it work. The only plot I donít really care about is Naomiís, but thatís mostly because I canít stand her son or Marco. Drummer seems a little underutilized as well, but thatís a tiny complaint and it looks like sheís about to have her plot folded into the larger arc of the season.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
The little character beats on Sopranos are often the best part of the show. The characters are all terrible people but theyíre so loving funny.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

zoux posted:

You ever think what a coincidence it is that Lou Gehrig died of Lou Gehrig's disease?

He was gay, Gary Cooper?

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

zoux posted:

Chrissy Moltisanti is the GOAT

I also love how Stevie Van Zandt was cast based on the strength of his over the top Jersey mob guy impression he did at the E Street band's Rock and Roll HoF induction. And he was great in the show!

He really straddles the line between outright parody and genuinely threatening and heís pretty solid for someone who isnít really an actor.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
Modern multi-cam sitcoms have zero defining traits or style, so if the gimmick extends long enough for a pastiche of 00s-20s shows Iíd expect a single-cam The Office kind of thing instead.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

Gonz posted:

Episode 1 of WandaVision fuckiní nails the 50ís sitcom aesthetic.

The Bewitched intro in episode 2 is just perfect.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

Ugly In The Morning posted:

Thatís a pretty standard season order, isnít it?

Now it is, but 20 years ago a season was usually still 24+.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

Barry Convex posted:

this is cool but wonder how much has been cut out due to music rights issues

Yeah, Iím also wondering this. Even the old dvd releases werenít complete because of it.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
Is there a place you buy the coffee mugs they use on The Expanse anymore? Back when it was still on Syfy I swear they sold versions printed with the MCRN logo in the official store, but Iím probably misremembering.

I really want that frosted white/clear one with the Roci nose art that Holden used in the latest episode.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
For comedy? Always Sunny seasons 2-10. Or maybe the original (pre-Comedy Central) run of Futurama, I can't decide.
For drama? Mad Men.
Genre stuff? DS9.

All four had perfect casts with great chemistry, which imo is the most important thing to nail for a show. Even the best writing can't carry a series if the cast isn't up to par.

edit #99: also Space Ghost Coast to Coast just for having such a heavy hand in determining my own weird sense of humor as a kid

Big Mean Jerk fucked around with this message at 07:02 on Jan 25, 2021

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

I could care less about Clooney, but Brian K Vaughan has me intrigued

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
You hear him weakly say a few garbled words over comms and then it cuts to him just silently bleeding from his nose. If I didnít know better Iíd say they just cut whatever scene was originally shot and cg faked a quick death. It really sucks for the character, but thatís the price you end up paying when the actor turns out to be a predator.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

Rhyno posted:

I really hate Cas Anvar for being a loving sexual predator because Alex was such a great character. Man, gently caress that guy for making me never want to rewatch the old seasons again.


but mostly gently caress him for being a goddamned predator.

Sure, but have you considered that now Bobbie, the superior Martian, will get more screentime?

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

nate fisher posted:

They foreshadow that it will be Bull I think.

Oh I didnít mean filling the literal role, just that she probably wonít be stuck doing PI poo poo on Mars anymore and might have a larger role now.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
Masks have gotta be a real godsend for editors when it comes to ADR and salvaged takes.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
CBS really has the most boring rear end homogenous lineup. Say what you will about Disco or Picard or Lower Decks, but at least they arenít yet another navy and beige procedural or flatly lit sitcom. Iíll happily take spinning cameras and cg nightmares over the network tv equivalent of McDonaldís coffee.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
I mean The Office, one of the most popular sitcoms of the last two decades, premiered 16 whole years ago and she wrote for and starred in it from the beginning. Not to mention having her own (self titled!) show after that.

Itís not as if sheís some fresh upstart nobody.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

muscles like this! posted:

Cara Dune died on her way to her home planet. (Yes I know the joke doesn't technically work)

Lucasfilm is saying that Gina Carano is not currently employed in any current or future Star Wars projects.

hahahahahahahaha rest in piss, bigot

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

Rhyno posted:

They should cast Ronda Rousey to replace Carano.

Hard pass, Rousey is also a bigoted garbage person.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

abelwingnut posted:

the sopranos isn't very good

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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Wait until you get to the road salt episodes that people got themselves banned over.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

Regy Rusty posted:

This is a story I haven't heard before

Thereís a later episode that prominently features Michael and Dwight sitting in a car covered in road salt and muck and the Office thread had a very spicy 10+ page derail over whether or not the road salt was real or some fake sprayed-on production thing. Some posters really made that their chosen hill to die on.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

Timby posted:

That was a Mad Men thing, and it was a racial insult, people just didn't realize it.

That was a different thing, unless Iím forgetting something. ďWhat is this, the local?Ē is from the 30 Rock episode where Kenneth is making jokes in the elevator.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
Iím finally watching Cobra Kai now that itís on a real streaming service and uh... itís kinda great? I mean it definitely looks cheap and itís not going to win any awards for production design or cinematography but the characters are sympathetic and some of the kids are genuinely funny, which is way more than I ever expected for a Karate Kid show centered around ďthat one douchebag teen villain from the originalĒ.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

Aardvark! posted:

Trying out Peacock and God drat it why is this the only streaming service to show Rotten Tomatoes scores! :argh:

Because RT scores are worthless

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

Simone Magus posted:

Literally who is anticipating a Halo TV show lmao

Me, 15 years ago.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
For a while Halo was actually a decent sci-fi media franchise. The Bungie games are solid-to-great, the Eric Nylund books are decent, and they did an anime anthology that got real weird and abstract with the mythology. Then the license was handed off to 343, Microsoftís in-house Halo group made from Bungie scraps and has-beens, and itís just been generic and mediocre ever since. The only good thing to come out of 343ís Halo series is the Greg Bear novel trilogy, and thatís mostly because theyíre set in the distant past and almost completely disconnected from the rest of the novels.

I mean they brought in Karen Traviss of all people to write a bunch of books.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
Everyone should watch Police Squad! (In Color)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_3rJqHWYjs

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

feedmyleg posted:

Yep, Police Squad and cheekily Angie were what I was going for, same with Bueller/Lewis.

Also Sledge Hammer!

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
Any idea if thatís going to be completely new material or is it a re-use of what theyíd already started to shoot for the new season before Quibi tanked?

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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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 theyíre staged as hell but theyíre still interesting because you can pick up a lot of tricks and (depending on the show) you get to see unique ingredients you werenít aware of.

My sister watches poo poo like My 600lb Life and itís just exploitive misery porn. I donít get it.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
I had a couple friends who were just generic rear end in a top hat troublemakers who used to make smoke and stink bombs at home and use them in middle school. This was immediately post-9/11 and I donít think they ever caught a reprimand because they were never caught. And thatís despite one of them constantly bringing airsoft guns in his backpack and showing them off in homeroom. Texas!

We kinda pariahíd him in high school and I havenít spoken to him in well over a decade, but Iím pretty sure airsoft kid went on to become a marine. :yikes:

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

Khanstant posted:

I like The Mick. It reminds me of AP Bio without the redeeming kids, or rich-family-IASIP since every character is irredeemably bad and it's fun to see bad things happen to them.

I just finished a Mick rewatch and Iím angrier than ever that it was cancelled. Thereís only one or two mediocre episodes in the whole show and the entire cast was really firing on all cylinders in season 2. They didnít even shop it around to other networks/streaming! They just killed it!

You canít even hope for a revival because the two boys have already aged out of the roles.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
I liked the first two seasons a lot, but I gave up in season 3 because Tandy became so incredibly unlikable and never learned any lessons or changed. It was a real chore to watch towards the end.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.

Slamhound posted:

Who the gently caress is this guy?

Thatís a man with a burnt-up rear end

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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He's me.
Jimmy gets hosed up so often on the show and every single time itís still incredible. The Mick in general is like someone made an entire show with the same energy as Dee taking a header into the car door on Always Sunny.

I would happily trade any future IASIP season for just one more Mick episode.

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Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

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I forgot that was even happening but now Iím slightly more optimistic.

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