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[TV]Thread: Have you guys seen this new show, Lost? It’s an Anime

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  • GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    The original Star Trek theme with the lyrics.

    His star trek

    Will go on forever

    Though.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    tv themes topped at the golden girls, it's not even a contest

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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
    tv themes topped at the golden girls, it's not even a contest

    That's a funny way to say Ducktales.

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    I love Duck Tales

    I have a big hardcover Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck sitting on my shelf next to me

    Golden Girls is better than Duck Tales

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Clone High is one of my all time favorite theme songs, as it is also the way that I try to explain the TV show to people

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    tv themes topped at the golden girls, it's not even a contest

    That's a funny way to say Ducktales.

    literally not what i said

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    tv themes topped at the golden girls, it's not even a contest

    That's a funny way to say Ducktales.

    literally not what i said

    That’s a funny way to not say what you didn’t say.

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  • JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    tv themes topped at the golden girls, it's not even a contest

    That's a funny way to say Ducktales.

    literally not what i said

    That’s a funny way to not say what you didn’t say.

    They only meant well. Of course they did.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    You know what had a catchy theme song? Lost

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    You know what had a catchy theme song? Lost

    My Mom bought some kind of brass instrument at a yardsale when I was a kid so she could resell it.

    But I learned how to do that intro horn but good.

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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
    You know what had a catchy theme song? Lost

    I don't know what song would be the go-to Lost theme.

    But I know that my absolute favorite piece of music from the show is Locke'd Out Again.

    https://youtu.be/ViqL8qKcHcw

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  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l7TsfPNOHM


    The intro was way cooler than the show deserved

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  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    In between the lines there's a lot of obscurity...

  • KetarKetar Come on upstairs we're having a partyRegistered User regular

    god damn it so much

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    You know what had a catchy theme song? Lost

    https://youtu.be/L4AEEoX3d3E

    Agreed

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  • GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    You All Everybody is the only Lost theme I will acknowledge

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  • knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    Grislo wrote: »
    Anyone with a raise on 'worst theme song when you listen to all of it'?

    Mash is too easy / the title and backstory doesn't count.

    It's actually kind of interesting - you only need 10-20 seconds, so you can leave a lot of horrible stuff on the floor.

    The bluegrass-rap mashup thing from Justified

    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
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  • HakuninHakunin Registered User regular
    Grislo wrote: »
    This year's most interesting TV news, by far:

    https://deadline.com/2020/12/lars-von-triers-the-kingdom-returning-third-final-season-1234658191/

    The Kingdom is easily Von Trier's best work, which ended on quite a cliffhanger with the second season. And, of course, a large amount of its actors are now dead, so I dunno...

    I just don't see this working without Fru Drusse and Dr. Stig Helmer...

    Grislo
  • knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    The best music from Lost is the “someone died/is dying/will die” sad piano cue

    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
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  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    the justified rap is all i know from justified

    it is perfect; i don't need any more

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  • KetarKetar Come on upstairs we're having a partyRegistered User regular
    God get atcha' boy

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    edited December 2020
    The best TV intro is Police Squad and it's not even close

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ0XRXaxTWM

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Oh, Terriers had a great theme song

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Hearing that the new miniseries adaptation of the Stand starts in Boulder, after the superflu, and that sounds like a real big mistake! I know that like...maybe appetites for "everyone dies in a pandemic," are lower than they've ever been, but also: if you're adapting a story about a pandemic that kills 99% of the population, you uh...you've made your bed, is what I'd say. And the characters going through the pandemic and its aftermath is where, you know, you learn who those characters were and are and you experience their growth, this isn't really a situation where you can Lost flashback explain every character's backstory in an episode.

    It's a difficult story to adapt, I'm sure, because it's kind of a mess, but skipping over the most compelling parts of the story isn't a great first step, especially when you skip them to get to the parts a lot of people agree aren't nearly as interesting

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  • ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    edited December 2020
    Jedoc wrote: »
    The original Star Trek theme with the lyrics.

    Star Trek enterprise (altho I did kind of end up digging it Stockholm syndrome style)

    I also liked that 70s show intro

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    Hearing that the new miniseries adaptation of the Stand starts in Boulder, after the superflu, and that sounds like a real big mistake! I know that like...maybe appetites for "everyone dies in a pandemic," are lower than they've ever been, but also: if you're adapting a story about a pandemic that kills 99% of the population, you uh...you've made your bed, is what I'd say. And the characters going through the pandemic and its aftermath is where, you know, you learn who those characters were and are and you experience their growth, this isn't really a situation where you can Lost flashback explain every character's backstory in an episode.

    It's a difficult story to adapt, I'm sure, because it's kind of a mess, but skipping over the most compelling parts of the story isn't a great first step, especially when you skip them to get to the parts a lot of people agree aren't nearly as interesting

    From some of the previews it looks like they are going to flashback to the first stages of the plague. I've heard interviews where they worked real hard on the Captain Tripps Tube neck special effects.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    webguy20 wrote: »
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    Hearing that the new miniseries adaptation of the Stand starts in Boulder, after the superflu, and that sounds like a real big mistake! I know that like...maybe appetites for "everyone dies in a pandemic," are lower than they've ever been, but also: if you're adapting a story about a pandemic that kills 99% of the population, you uh...you've made your bed, is what I'd say. And the characters going through the pandemic and its aftermath is where, you know, you learn who those characters were and are and you experience their growth, this isn't really a situation where you can Lost flashback explain every character's backstory in an episode.

    It's a difficult story to adapt, I'm sure, because it's kind of a mess, but skipping over the most compelling parts of the story isn't a great first step, especially when you skip them to get to the parts a lot of people agree aren't nearly as interesting

    From some of the previews it looks like they are going to flashback to the first stages of the plague. I've heard interviews where they worked real hard on the Captain Tripps Tube neck special effects.

    This kind of storytelling can work when your show is more mystery focused; it famously worked really well on Lost! I think if you're going to fill in character backstories this way, these backstories can't really be connected. It's not just the characters' personal growth that takes place in the midst of the pandemic, it's how these characters meet up and come together and form relationships. And the bulk of their character growth in the story, and the bulk of them forming some key relationships, comes in the pre-Boulder sections of the book. There's some characters who only meet up in Boulder, sure, but Stu's group has four fairly significant characters who form some pretty key relationships before they meet up, and consigning those to flashbacks seems like a problem they didn't need to foist upon themselves.

    Also, I guess spoilers, I think I've been talking around them so far, but here's some specific stuff from the book:
    Frannie's story largely stops so she can be a pregnant lady in Boulder. She gets like, one bit where she does a thing that isn't just "being pregnant," in Colorado, when she sneaks into Harold's home, but even in the leadership group, she's largely there to take notes and fret. Most of her stuff is during the plague and on the road. Now, obviously, they could expand her role in the show, and they probably should. I don't know if they did. I would be very surprised if they did, honestly, but it's possible that they could have.

    But she's not the only character that would have problems here. Nick gets to do more than Frannie in Boulder, but it's not a lot of stuff, and then he gets blown up, and I can't imagine that landing as powerfully as it does in the book when you haven't spent so much time with Nick. I guess it depends on when they blow everyone up, but I guess the absolute latest episode it would be in is...episode seven, out of nine? Maybe six? Gotta figure there's a whole episode of them walking to Vegas, then one in Vegas, and then like, the epilogue? (Though I've heard they've changed the ending, so who knows, I imagine they at least send them on their walk to Vegas). Are they gonna spend that many episodes just spinning wheels in Boulder?

    I dunno, maybe when it's all released I'll get a CBS trial and check it out to see what they do with it, but like...I dunno. I don't love the Stand, but there's some stuff that book does extremely well, and it's beloved for a reason, it just...seems like maybe the people who made this miniseries don't fully understand what works about it, or...it's an incredibly difficult novel to adapt and they did what they could to wrangle it into something that wouldn't have an exorbitant price tag (if they spend the bulk of the series in Boulder and Vegas they don't have to figure out how to make it look like everyone's wandering around the entire country)

  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    Hearing that the new miniseries adaptation of the Stand starts in Boulder, after the superflu, and that sounds like a real big mistake! I know that like...maybe appetites for "everyone dies in a pandemic," are lower than they've ever been, but also: if you're adapting a story about a pandemic that kills 99% of the population, you uh...you've made your bed, is what I'd say. And the characters going through the pandemic and its aftermath is where, you know, you learn who those characters were and are and you experience their growth, this isn't really a situation where you can Lost flashback explain every character's backstory in an episode.

    It's a difficult story to adapt, I'm sure, because it's kind of a mess, but skipping over the most compelling parts of the story isn't a great first step, especially when you skip them to get to the parts a lot of people agree aren't nearly as interesting

    From some of the previews it looks like they are going to flashback to the first stages of the plague. I've heard interviews where they worked real hard on the Captain Tripps Tube neck special effects.

    This kind of storytelling can work when your show is more mystery focused; it famously worked really well on Lost! I think if you're going to fill in character backstories this way, these backstories can't really be connected. It's not just the characters' personal growth that takes place in the midst of the pandemic, it's how these characters meet up and come together and form relationships. And the bulk of their character growth in the story, and the bulk of them forming some key relationships, comes in the pre-Boulder sections of the book. There's some characters who only meet up in Boulder, sure, but Stu's group has four fairly significant characters who form some pretty key relationships before they meet up, and consigning those to flashbacks seems like a problem they didn't need to foist upon themselves.

    Also, I guess spoilers, I think I've been talking around them so far, but here's some specific stuff from the book:
    Frannie's story largely stops so she can be a pregnant lady in Boulder. She gets like, one bit where she does a thing that isn't just "being pregnant," in Colorado, when she sneaks into Harold's home, but even in the leadership group, she's largely there to take notes and fret. Most of her stuff is during the plague and on the road. Now, obviously, they could expand her role in the show, and they probably should. I don't know if they did. I would be very surprised if they did, honestly, but it's possible that they could have.

    But she's not the only character that would have problems here. Nick gets to do more than Frannie in Boulder, but it's not a lot of stuff, and then he gets blown up, and I can't imagine that landing as powerfully as it does in the book when you haven't spent so much time with Nick. I guess it depends on when they blow everyone up, but I guess the absolute latest episode it would be in is...episode seven, out of nine? Maybe six? Gotta figure there's a whole episode of them walking to Vegas, then one in Vegas, and then like, the epilogue? (Though I've heard they've changed the ending, so who knows, I imagine they at least send them on their walk to Vegas). Are they gonna spend that many episodes just spinning wheels in Boulder?

    I dunno, maybe when it's all released I'll get a CBS trial and check it out to see what they do with it, but like...I dunno. I don't love the Stand, but there's some stuff that book does extremely well, and it's beloved for a reason, it just...seems like maybe the people who made this miniseries don't fully understand what works about it, or...it's an incredibly difficult novel to adapt and they did what they could to wrangle it into something that wouldn't have an exorbitant price tag (if they spend the bulk of the series in Boulder and Vegas they don't have to figure out how to make it look like everyone's wandering around the entire country)

    The reports I've heard say they've reworked it pretty hard to remove the problematic stuff from the book, so it might be a more significant retooling than just a straight adaptation, which I think could work. King's work does better on screen when greater liberties are taken.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    I think one of the problems with the Stand is that a lot of the problematic stuff is either completely inessential, or extremely load-bearing. Tom Cullen and Mother Abigail are very important to the plot, but there's only so much you can change about them to make them less problematic without changing key parts of those characters' identity. Mother Abigail is maybe easier to update than Tom Cullen.

    Read a review of part one, it's already made one frustrating change, but...I dunno, I don't really want to spend my night pre-emptively complaining about a show I haven't watched. Will say that it doesn't give me much confidence that they've figured out what to do with Frannie!

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    The Stand was the second King thing I tried to read after Dark Tower.

    I bought the Unabridged version.

    I regretted this immensely.

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  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    edited December 2020
    The best part of The Stand is pre-Boulder, it’s all downhill from there.

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  • GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    Im having a frankly impossible time imaging Skarsgaard as a good Randall Flag

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    edited December 2020
    I read The Stand during a very strange period in my life, where I was by and large untethered from reality, so the whole book felt like a fever dream. I watched the first episode of this new tv show and found it boring as fuck. Nothing happened

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