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nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Well some good news to start the year out (Master of None season 3). By far one of the my favorite Netflix shows.

https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2021/01/07/47610/aziz_ansaris_master_of_none_to_return

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nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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isaboo posted:

So how do y'all feel about the new The Stand series on CBS? I've never read the book and I only recently tried to watch the 1994 tv miniseries and holy gently caress it was bad, but I like this new thing.

James Marsden is cool and I look forward to Alexander Skaarsgard chewing some scenery. I haven't seen Greg Kinnear in forever but he's cool too.

Itís ok, but if you watched the 94 miniseries back in 94 (yes it doesnít hold up today) you would think it is better than this blah adaptation. The new version lacks zero emotional punch due to its use of flashbacks and giving Harold the most screen time. A certain character leaving for Vegas has zero emotional impact on the audience (like it did in the book and the original series) due to we have only spent 5 minutes total with that character 4 episodes in. Actually it is the same for all the characters. They are there just to drive plot points and it is a shame since the characters were one of the strong points of the source material.

I know book reader bitching blah blah, but if it wasnít for my apperception of the book good chance I wouldnít be watching this very average miniseries. I do agree with the casting, but the show hasnít required much from the actors so far.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Medullah posted:

Is it a mini-series? Or are they shooting for a season 2?

It is a one off series (9 total episodes).

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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My real first big news early memory is actually Reagan getting shot. I remember how school was a buzzed that day, but that is all I remember. Funny when I search my memory of early big events in my life the first one that comes to mind 'clearly' is the series finale of MASH of all things (ironic I post this in TVIV almost 38 years later). I know not news, but it was a big deal in 1983.

On 9/11 we had a cafeteria at work with a TV. Everyone keep migrating that way as it became a reality that we were under attack. It was a large call center for Citibank owned credit cards (over a 1,000 people), so it got pretty insane. We stopped making outbound calls and a few people stayed working to take incoming calls. We also had a scheduled blood drive that day at work, and I remember hearing about the missing PA flight on the blood bank's bus radio while I gave blood. At the time I was part-time at my job and I was suppose to have afternoon college classes that day but they were canceled. So I spent the day at my brother's house watching the news until my wife got off work. I do clearly remember the misplaced anger I felt that night, wishing we could strike at something, anything immediately. A stupid human reaction that in hindsight is pure garbage.

Remember all the American flags everywhere during the weeks after? It was easier to find toilet paper in March 2020 than it was to find a flag after 9/11. Most Americans had a false sense of unity that later got destroyed by our misguided invasion of Iraq.


Rhyno posted:

I remember the space shuttle explosion but none of the details of the day.
9/11 I was extremely hung over but remember my mom came over to wake me up and we sat there for 3 or 4 hours.

I remember my mom let me stay home from school at the time (I was 13 at the time) and we watched it happen. I remember thinking it seemed like something that would happen in a movie not in reality.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Mu Zeta posted:

Rudy Giuliani was universally loved and respected in America for a brief period

Now any world where Giuliani is respected feels like bizarro world. The guy has went in complete freefall. There has to be something mentally wrong with him. That said I thought NYC was starting to turn on him before 9/11 due to not only his marriage issues, but police issues? That his brand of law and order went too far, but 9/11 came along and gave him a new political life.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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I swear it does or you have tricked mind into thinking I have watched that. Now I have to know.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Yes it was. I do remember that exact scene you are talking about now.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Boo High Maintenance is not coming back for season 5 now.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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That is what makes Ted Lasso so great. It makes you think it is doing this cliche thing, but it does a twist on it. This is especially excellent when it comes to the 2 main female leads.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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HBO Max.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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He is like the less cynical version. Phil would be annoying if he wasnít just so drat earnest.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Is it the former teacher of the season 1 winner?

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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They foreshadow that it will be Bull I think.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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I am in 3 episodes and losing the ability to taste means something a lot different since they filmed season 1. Dude you got COVID.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Yes Servant is becoming one of my favorite shows airing. So far I have really liked on Apple+ Servant, For All Mankind, Ted Lasso, and Mythic Quest. I did lookup future Apple+ shows and Foundation (please please be good), Swagger!, Afterparty, Slow Horses, Masters of the Air (another Tom Hanks produced WW2 show), Calls, and Lisey's Story all have my interest. I did question Appleís sanity of not buying a bunch of old content to fill out itís library, but I understand the logic since they are selling that content on iTunes. Still they might be slowly building a solid lineup of original output.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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abelwingnut posted:

hold up, when six feet under aired, did people sympathize with nate? i sure hope not.

Nundizo posted:

Finished the show early this year and I swear I never understood the worship. I always found him to be manipulative, narcissistic and extremely annoying despite this apparently being the unpopular opinion amongst SFU fans. I wish he died during the end of Season 2, maybe then I'd have actually cared for him but I just knew the writers didn't have the balls to do it considering how important he seemed to the show.

As someone who watched it when the show actually aired (I changed my name on SA after the 'narm' episode), I don't think people worshiped the character or truly sympathized with him. I remember everyone seeing him as a very flawed character who never really learn from his mistakes. He was completely selfish and even his own tries at self improvement failed due to his narcissism. I do remember that Peter Krause being upset about how the character turned out, no real growth I think was his issue. Alan Ball responded that is life and death. You can die while you are in the middle of a bunch of poo poo, you can die before you have that real growth, or you can just continue to suck as a person. I will say people were sad when he died, but not because they worshiped him. It was because they just spent 5 seasons with him as a character (also watching 5 seasons over 5 years is a different experience than binging a show), and I remember my thought when he died was drat he never unfucked himself before he died like I thought he would. Now I haven't watched SFU since it aired, but what I just wrote reminds me of Don Draper. Both of them were always searching for happiness while loving almost everyone else over while doing it and never really truly changing.

Now my take on Nate is based on my experiences within my own family as we watched and the threads on here from when the show aired. I would say the worship of Don Draper and Walter White are more glaring examples of what you speak of.

nate fisher fucked around with this message at 21:03 on Feb 11, 2021

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Nundizo posted:

Interesting take, thank you.

I guess most of the people who I talked to (randoms and friends who recommended the show) couldn't describe him this way. The most common example I saw was fans often blaming everyone but Nate for his mistakes and shortcomings which is why my general opinion of him was so negative.

I could be wrong. I hardly knew anyone who watched SFU when it aired outside of my wife. The rest were goons on this forum. So I am sure there are tons of bad takes on that character now. My mom and niece recently watched it. I will have to get their thoughts.


I know. I was like how can I say what I said and seem sincere with the username I have.

nate fisher fucked around with this message at 21:52 on Feb 11, 2021

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Hughmoris posted:

I've heard little to nothing about Servant. I remember seeing a trailer way back, hadn't even realized it premiered by now. Worth getting in to?

You have to divorce yourself from reality some, but the acting (Lauren Ambrose easily deserves an Emmy nod) and atmosphere are top notch. Great cinematography and the best food porn since Hannibal. Iím to the point I donít care If they stick the landing or not. I just want to be on the ride. If I would have watched season 1 last year it would have been in my top 5 of 2020.

Edit: The show triggers me to drink red wine while watching. Thanks Julian.

nate fisher fucked around with this message at 13:19 on Feb 17, 2021

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Simone Magus posted:

Oh that reminds me (Servant chat):

In that early S1 episode we saw Mom interview Young Leanne. That hasn't been referenced again yet, right? Just making sure I didn't miss something

Iím pretty sure Leanne mentions that later on (I canít remember to who). It is the reason she wanted to come work for them.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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I never seen Iron Man 3, but just curious does it take place in LA at Christmas?

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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feedmyleg posted:

Ferris Bueller already had 2 TV shows.


Naked Gun already had 2 TV shows.

Yep Naked Gun was based on a failed TV show.

Also I loved Parker Lewis Canít Lose back in the day.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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howe_sam posted:

https://twitter.com/sepinwall/status/1369257911495647234

Paul Scheer coming in blind and watching/reacting to the first and last episodes of Dexter was an absolute trip.

This is really good. Also there are some plot developments I forgot about (I blocked the whole Deb and Dex thing they talked about).

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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False posted:

Is Black Monday worth investing in? Really liked the first episode (aside from the Girls guy being pretty bad) but feel like I never heard any buzz about it.

I really liked the first season, but I never watched the second season. It is weird, I felt like I didnít need anymore of it after season 1 despite liking it.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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drat only 52

https://twitter.com/lewis_damian/status/1383081853914128388?s=20

She was great in Peaky Blinders which we just binged this winter finally. gently caress cancer.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Iíll watch it (big fan of series), but slightly disappointed about the change to Denise as the main character this season.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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It peaked when two of the characters crossed swords. After that it was all downhill from there.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Chubby Henparty posted:

Speaking of detective tv, I started L&O Organised Crime for background noise during work and it felt so dated (despite being about covid vaccine heists and making careful references to BLM throughout) that I figured I should just watch Wiseguy. Wiseguy is real real good for 80s serialized crime tv. Ken Wahl and Jonathan Banks killing it. And the main mobster speaks with the exact cadence of an italian Lance Reddick, its offputting. My only real memory of the show from way back is 'the Tim Curry dance scene' so looking forward to seeing that again.

My family watched Wiseguy when it aired, and it was truly my first taste of serialized TV. I donít know if it holds up, but in my memory the first 2 seasons were some of the best TV in the 80ís. I still remember Sonny Steelgrave and the Nights in White Satin scene clear as day despite thatís it been over 30 years. I donít remember Tim Curry, but I do remember Kevin Spacey and his sister. Another fun fact is they go to Johnson City, TN for a drug pickup and we were living there at the time. While JC is not a big city, it is for sure not the hillbilly one road town they made it out to be. I was kind of pissed at that (I am pretty sure I told this story on here before, but god I post on too many forums).

I also remember thinking why canít more shows be serialized. Little did I know I would get my wish times a 1,000.

nate fisher fucked around with this message at 11:44 on May 1, 2021

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Open Source Idiom posted:

When's the last time STARZ renewed a freshman drama? I can only think of P-Valley. Everything else they have is either a long runner (Outlander) or a spinoff of another long runner (Power Book 2, Power Book 3, Power Book 4, LOL).

They did give second seasons to Counterpoint and Sweetbitter, but both were canceled in 2019.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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MASH would be my number 1, but there is a lot of nostalgia there for me clouding my view

Oh I would have swapped Parks & Rec with The Office. While Parks & Rec is more consistent over it's run, it never reached the highs The Office did (it never had an episode as good as Dinner Party).

Aardvark! posted:

not putting Friends or The Office in the top 10, or even 20, is going to set off White Twitter so at least that should be funny

While I am one of the people who would put The Office in their op 10, I think Friends is one of the most overrated shows. I found it a really annoying show.

nate fisher fucked around with this message at 16:36 on May 4, 2021

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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I don't think this was posted earlier, but the showrunners for HBO's Perry Mason have moved on, and they have been replaced by the co-creators (and writers) of The Knick.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/hbo-perry-mason-new-showrunners-season-2-4172107/

I know Soderbergh gets all the credit for directing The Knick, but I hope this is an upgrade in the writing department that turns Perry Mason into a great show (I thought it was season 1 was good, but I wouldn't call it great).

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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I took my time and dragged out season 2 of The Knick. Well just watched the finale and holyShit. Perfection.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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The guy saved The Expanse, so I give him a pass for all the other garbage (mostly) they have made. Wait he didnít renew The Patriot for season 3Ö. pass revoked

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Escobarbarian posted:

Whatís The Patriot

Crap I always get confused which one has Ďtheí in the title, movie or show.

Edit: Speaking of Patriot I just started season 2 For All Mankind, and I am not 100% if Michael Dorman really gained all that weight or not. Cause if he did Jesus.

nate fisher fucked around with this message at 16:41 on May 11, 2021

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Mu Zeta posted:

It's for a movie role. I guess he lost weight and the hair throws it off a bit.

Itís for that Tommy and Pam movie right?

muscles like this! posted:

For me I was annoyed by how the Starbuck stuff turns out. It felt really under done.

Same. It is only thing that really bothers me.

nate fisher fucked around with this message at 16:56 on May 12, 2021

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Wow I guess Iím no longer woke enough for TVIV threads.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Aardvark! posted:

This poo poo sucks so I'm gonna say this: I've watched a shitload of Guys Grocery Games over the last few weeks. Actually getting value out of Discovery+!!!

I have been rewatching No Reservations which alone is worth the money. Also I will not lie sneaking in some triple Ds too since it has been years since Iíve seen an episode.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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drat Midnight Run is a classic movie.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Family Matters is a form of copaganda and this thread is officially too woke for it.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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drat I finished For All Mankind season 2, so I was able to research Michael Dorman's (Patriot actor) weight gain without being spoiled. drat he gained 40+ pounds for this season, and (minor spoiler) then in the middle of the season he had to lose all the extra weight within 6 weeks . His work this season was amazing and he deserves some Emmy consideration which I am sure will not happen sadly. Overall a great show. My complaint was a little bit of family drama at the end that I found unnecessary (especially since they did a great job of handling this type of drama earlier in the season), but still it is my favorite thing I've watched in 2021. The writing is pretty solid overall, and the acting is great. I hope they are able to do the 6 season arc that Ronald Moore has in mind that leads to a Star Trek like society that will travel to the stars. Part of me still wishes that around the end of the series someone starts to make large advances in AI and robotics...but he has already said not in the same universe.

nate fisher fucked around with this message at 15:47 on May 21, 2021

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nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

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Wow I watched the movie back in the 80ís, and that doesnít sound like the movie I watched.

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