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Summer 2020 [TV]: Revenge of the Bachelor

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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    I had a roommate once with a Buffy cast poster where he'd put a post it note over Riley's face and written something like "I made Buffy's life miserable" on it.

    I think about that guy sometimes. I think he has a kid now.

    so like, everything I've learned about that show is because I walked in on like a dozen episodes while Roxanne was watching them

    that's the context in which I ask the following question:

    is riley the big dumb white guy who sucks?

    I mean you could be talking about Xander but maybe.
    Xander's not big.

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    I’m finally watching Douglas, I’d been putting it off in case it was too emotionally draining

    Is good and again she always makes me nostalgic for my stupid homeland.

    I just finished it and fuck it was good. But yeah, for anyone holding off she makes it clear from the get go that it's a very different show from Nanette.

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    The Where's Wally call back at the end, even as someone who holds that franchise near and dear to my heart.

    "Pufferfish" is also a fantastic term I'm going to use now, for me it's the Imperial System that constantly sets me off.

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    I'm pretty sure the stupid messenger rabbits in the Magicians have made me laugh every single time they show up.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    DUCK SEASON FIRE!

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    I had a roommate once with a Buffy cast poster where he'd put a post it note over Riley's face and written something like "I made Buffy's life miserable" on it.

    I think about that guy sometimes. I think he has a kid now.

    so like, everything I've learned about that show is because I walked in on like a dozen episodes while Roxanne was watching them

    that's the context in which I ask the following question:

    is riley the big dumb white guy who sucks?

    I mean you could be talking about Xander but maybe.

    xander's not big

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Angel is a big dumb white guy who sucks, if we really want to look at all possibilities

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    FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    My wife and I watch Outlander when our kiddo is busy doing other stuff. We had the season finale on the other night and saw that it was just under two hours long. We got to a shot of Jamie and Claire laying in bed together, definitely a somber moment. Kiddo comes in, we decide it’s a great place to stop since there was still an hour to go. Wake up early the next morning to finish it, press play, and within 3 seconds it fades to black, theme song starts playing, credits roll.

    Turns out the remaining hour was full on a premier episode for some murder mystery in Provincetown that they felt the need to include. I think that’s the first time I’ve ever had a full episode of a show stealth added to the finale of another on a streaming service.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    I had a roommate once with a Buffy cast poster where he'd put a post it note over Riley's face and written something like "I made Buffy's life miserable" on it.

    I think about that guy sometimes. I think he has a kid now.

    so like, everything I've learned about that show is because I walked in on like a dozen episodes while Roxanne was watching them

    that's the context in which I ask the following question:

    is riley the big dumb white guy who sucks?

    I mean you could be talking about Xander but maybe.

    xander's not big

    He isn't small!

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    By the way, I'm half way into season three and...

    Xander is the worst.

    Willow has gone down in the master character ranking.

    Cordelia deserves better.

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    FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    I refuse to watch Buffy on the grounds that I know how some characters get done extremely dirty later in the show, and I just have no patience for it in the modern world we live in. But the good episodes I’ve seen (Hush, some other random ones) were extremely good.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I finished my Avatar rewatch last night and a detail I don’t think I noticed before is that you can see the exit wound of the lightning on his foot. Even in later episodes! It’s a neat touch!

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Fawst wrote: »
    I refuse to watch Buffy on the grounds that I know how some characters get done extremely dirty later in the show, and I just have no patience for it in the modern world we live in. But the good episodes I’ve seen (Hush, some other random ones) were extremely good.

    I'm having trouble even figuring out who this is referring to

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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Fawst wrote: »
    I refuse to watch Buffy on the grounds that I know how some characters get done extremely dirty later in the show, and I just have no patience for it in the modern world we live in. But the good episodes I’ve seen (Hush, some other random ones) were extremely good.

    I'm having trouble even figuring out who this is referring to
    Willow and Tara?

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    I had a roommate once with a Buffy cast poster where he'd put a post it note over Riley's face and written something like "I made Buffy's life miserable" on it.

    I think about that guy sometimes. I think he has a kid now.

    so like, everything I've learned about that show is because I walked in on like a dozen episodes while Roxanne was watching them

    that's the context in which I ask the following question:

    is riley the big dumb white guy who sucks?

    I mean you could be talking about Xander but maybe.

    xander's not big

    He isn't small!

    No, no, no!

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    I still think the fact that the actress who played cordelia is named Charisma is one of the best jokes I've ever heard

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Reynolds wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Fawst wrote: »
    I refuse to watch Buffy on the grounds that I know how some characters get done extremely dirty later in the show, and I just have no patience for it in the modern world we live in. But the good episodes I’ve seen (Hush, some other random ones) were extremely good.

    I'm having trouble even figuring out who this is referring to
    Willow and Tara?

    Oh the worst characters of the show, got it

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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    I'm not sure where else to put this but H. Jon Benjamin does a bird watching report and it's great

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    nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    I like Riley as a character but he spends a LOT of time being uninteresting.

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Riley in his first appearance is actually the perfect example of the anodyne boyfriend you often pick up in your first year at university before realising how utterly boring and pointless both he and his frat house compatriots are

    imo the mistake was ever making him more than that

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    shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular

    In the amusement park cartoon they used as a preview, Yosemite Sam verbally decides to MURDER Bugs for using the roller coaster Sam is the attendant for. He sets up dynamite on the track and then hastily removes it when Bugs appears to be riding with an infant.

    My point is, it's a weird decision, cartoon violence is pretty much all the jokes here.

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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    I mean, I'm not really sure what that's going to accomplish beyond removing fun ways to enact wacky cartoon violence?

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    My wife and I started watching Schitts Creek last night and Catherine O'Hara is a treasure.

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    A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    I love Schitts Creek to death. Every episode though, is an internal war between 'i would die for Catherine O'Hara' and 'holy fuck her character is a piece of shit'

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Honestly removing guns from kids stuff seems like a blanket good idea

    Even if they are just used for goofy cartoon violence, the fact that guns are a regular occurrence in media designed for children is one of the things that normalizes them being around in every day life.

    A kid may not go pick up a shotgun because Elmer Fudd had one, but Elmer Fudd having one makes it less noticeable and alarming when someone walks around with a gun in normal life.

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    FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    The first like 3-4 eps of Schitt’s Creek are just kind of whatever. And then it goes off and never looks back. Just a joyful experience. I still need to watch the final season.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    BlankZoe wrote: »
    Honestly removing guns from kids stuff seems like a blanket good idea

    Even if they are just used for goofy cartoon violence, the fact that guns are a regular occurrence in media designed for children is one of the things that normalizes them being around in every day life.

    A kid may not go pick up a shotgun because Elmer Fudd had one, but Elmer Fudd having one makes it less noticeable and alarming when someone walks around with a gun in normal life.

    I once tried to walk off my porch without looking to try and float in mid air and then concluded that Bugs Bunny could do it because he was a professional.

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I don't think i would ever have predicted what Jaleel White would grow up to look like, but his eyebrow-based acting style has remained consistent and is instantly recognizable.

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    CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited June 2020
    Juggernut wrote: »
    I'm not sure where else to put this but H. Jon Benjamin does a bird watching report and it's great


    I suddenly feel a kinship with H Jon Benjamin

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    Medium DaveMedium Dave Registered User regular
    Hey! Looks like all 3 seasons of the original, non-netflix run of Midnight Diner are now on Netflix!

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Hey! Looks like all 3 seasons of the original, non-netflix run of Midnight Diner are now on Netflix!

    And I'm SO GLAD

    The new season was way more cynical than I want the show to be, so getting something closer to the Midnight Diner I fell in love with is so, so welcome

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited June 2020
    Juggernut wrote: »
    I mean, I'm not really sure what that's going to accomplish beyond removing fun ways to enact wacky cartoon violence?

    I guess they're worried Space Jam 2 will attract kids to watch these shorts a year from now. Which ignores all the old shorts and wabbit that do have guns

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    shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    Juggernut wrote: »
    I mean, I'm not really sure what that's going to accomplish beyond removing fun ways to enact wacky cartoon violence?

    I guess they're worried Space Jam 2 will attract kids to watch these shorts a year from now. Which ignores all the old shorts and wabbit that do have guns

    I actually went back and read their statement instead of the headline. It's straight up insane. "“But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered in,” Browngardt told the outlet." So hammers and dynamite and stuff are in. That's not less violent but... uh okay.

    "In the new series, the character will carry a scythe." WTF

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited June 2020
    I sort of get it. Like, impressionable kids are more likely to be around guns than they are dynamite, rockets, giant hammers, anvils etc. It's not necessarily the level of violence as it is the familiarity/accessibility of guns vs. other weapons. A kid might come across a shotgun and think it doesn't do much more than make someone's face all black and sooty, or that you can plug the barrel with your thumb. A kid is less likely to stumble across a bundle of red-candle sticks of dynamite. Or a scythe, I guess. That's a pretty weird choice. Why not a bow and arrow, or slingshot? Is he not even a hunter anymore?

    I'm still curious what they're going to do with Yosemite Sam. Without his indiscriminately-firing dual six-shooters, he's just a short angry beard with legs and a hat.

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    nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    Sure. The point is to limit imitatable violence. Kid are known to sneak into their parents guns and that’s a tragedy. I don’t see the same danger with tnt or yes with a scythe.

    I think I’m still ultimately pro-limited exposure to guns in like, Batman but I can’t argue that we can easily comedy gun violence without any really lose.

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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Fuckin.... Falcor?

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Turns out Spielberg was ahead of his time removing guns from E.T.

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    I sort of get it. Like, impressionable kids are more likely to be around guns than they are dynamite, rockets, giant hammers, anvils etc. It's not necessarily the level of violence as it is the familiarity/accessibility of guns vs. other weapons. A kid might come across a shotgun and think it doesn't do much more than make someone's face all black and sooty, or that you can plug the barrel with your thumb. A kid is less likely to stumble across a bundle of red-candle sticks of dynamite. Or a scythe, I guess. That's a pretty weird choice. Why not a bow and arrow, or slingshot? Is he not even a hunter anymore?

    I'm still curious what they're going to do with Yosemite Sam. Without his indiscriminately-firing dual six-shooters, he's just a short angry beard with legs and a hat.

    In the two shorts hes in so far he uses a chainsaw and a sickle

    Also tbh none of these new shorts have been very good. Somethings off about them. Like theyre definitely using the older Looney toons as a base but the jokes arent landing.

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    LarsLars Registered User regular
    Why does Bugs have yellow gloves? Was that something from the early years? It just looks wrong.

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