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Jessica Walter Memorial [TV] Thread

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Alright just signed up for a free trial of HBO Max. What's some good shows to watch?

    Harley Quinn

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited April 1
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Alright just signed up for a free trial of HBO Max. What's some good shows to watch?

    Barry, Adventure time. Also like, any of their miniseries.

    Oh also Watchmen. I can't believe no one said that yet.

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  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    The Leftovers.

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    Harley Quinn

    Also from the previous discussion, Ripper Street rules and I’m glad season one is on sale for $5 on Vudu because fuck yeah that’s a show I want to own

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    edited April 2
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Alright just signed up for a free trial of HBO Max. What's some good shows to watch?

    How To with John Wilson

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    Ooh, also Joe Pera Talks With You

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    I forgot how good Futurama is just right off the bat. I don't remember when it starts to tank but the first season or two at least are gold.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    it gets bad when it is revived

    the original run is perfect

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    the revival was also fine honestly

    it just kinda peters out though

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  • swphreakswphreak Registered User regular
    Finally watched season two of His Dark Materials. It had a slow start, but once it got going it held my attention. It was bugging me how I just couldn't pin down Lyra's mother's motivation, so I had to look up what happens to her in the book series.

    Turns out,
    she just straight up loco
    ?

    And after reading abit more about the HDM universe, that's some wacky stuff coming up in the show.

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    edited April 2
    I still think about the giant man eating anteaters gag.

    It's fucking perfect. It's a perfect joke.

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  • DeadfallDeadfall I don't think you realize just how rich he is. In fact, I should put on a monocle.Registered User regular
    edited April 2
    Futurama did peter out when it got revived. Seasons one through four are still amazing. I can't think of a weak one off the top of my head. The later seasons got weird. They had a handful of gold episodes. But the final final finale was perfect.

    Edit said the guy with the Bender avatar

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    edited April 2
    I feel like there was a lot more actively trying to recapture things that people loved in the original run when they came back. a lot of it was still good but like it felt very clear that like the baby bender episode was going for a seymour reaction.

    I honestly don't know if that's a fair thing to judge them or not. tons of things do that, but they just kind of felt more aware of their pedegree and working to recapture those bits than when we first got them, if that makes sense?

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  • ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    edited April 2
    I think revived Futurama works because Futurama was always largely just about having fun, even though it has a few emotional cutting episodes that stand out, the vast majority is silliness. So even though it’s never amazing there’s a few episodes I still quote lines from and I’d say it was worth the revive

    Unlike something which I felt actively ruined my feelings about the show like the arrested development revive

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  • something a million times dumbersomething a million times dumber JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    edited April 2
    the futurama revival was more uneven than the original run but I do think the highs were a bit higher

    bender's big score is four of my favorite episodes!

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  • AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    swphreak wrote: »
    Finally watched season two of His Dark Materials. It had a slow start, but once it got going it held my attention. It was bugging me how I just couldn't pin down Lyra's mother's motivation, so I had to look up what happens to her in the book series.

    Turns out,
    she just straight up loco
    ?

    And after reading abit more about the HDM universe, that's some wacky stuff coming up in the show.

    She's not very complicated.
    She wants power and to be on the strongest, winning side. That's it.

    Even her desire to get Lyra back is a lie. She just wants to possess what she thinks is hers.

    I'm really looking forward to a certain speech describing her from the third book. I hope they keep it in verbatim.
    Corruption and envy and lust for power. Cruelty and coldness. A vicious probing curiosity. Pure, poisonous toxic malice. You have never from your earliest years shown a shred of compassion or sympathy or kindness without calculating how it would return to your advantage. You have tortured and killed without regret or hesitation; you have betrayed and intrigued and gloried in your treachery. You are a cess-pit of moral filth.

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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    I do not recommend Behind Her Eyes on Netflix. Strong writing almost all the way through, and then it faceplants when everyone decides to stop making sense.
    I called the astral-projection body-swap twist about halfway through the second episode but I thought they were going to do something a lot more interesting with it. Rob just decides to start being a psychopath at the end of the flashbacks, Louise astral projects from the doorway of a burning house so that she can hover uselessly over Adele's body and get mind-merked, and David - a psychiatrist - is apparently completely oblivious to his 'girlfriend' suddenly changing personality and having memory lapses.

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  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Alright just signed up for a free trial of HBO Max. What's some good shows to watch?
    Carnivale
    True Blood
    Boardwalk Empire

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    Ditch true blood after season 3 though

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  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    The Sopranos.

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  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    Carnivale needs an asterisk next to it, imo

    partly because the show was cancelled; so there's no real conclusion. This particular case didn't bug me too much.

    and partly because his plans for season 3 set off some warning bells in my head
    a woman, born of a rape, marries her mother's rapist.

    there's also some misogyny in the underlying mythology, but I don't remember how much this impacts the actual show
    women aren't allowed to be Avatars.

    worse, if a woman gives birth to a male child who is (or can be? it's been a few years) an Avatar, they invariably go insane and become barren

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    If you want to get weird with your HBO Max trial watch 30 Coins

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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
    If you enjoy watching a group of mean-spirited, awful people be truly terrible to each other, I strongly recommend VEEP

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    I've started Legion and I'm 4 episodes in. It seems very cool.

    They just actually described Cary/Kerry's thing, which is a weird cool mutant power that I hadn't seen before. I still don't really understand how it works.

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  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    captaink wrote: »
    I've started Legion and I'm 4 episodes in. It seems very cool.

    They just actually described Cary/Kerry's thing, which is a weird cool mutant power that I hadn't seen before. I still don't really understand how it works.

    They dig into it a little deeper as the series goes on, and every time they do the weirdness and coolness escalates.

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    Legion is very good. That managed to slip between the cracks of the larger comics media and get properly weird.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    A similar thing could be said about

    my butt.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Ditch true blood after season 3 though

    But then you’ll miss the werepanthers!!

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    Tamin wrote: »
    Carnivale needs an asterisk next to it, imo

    partly because the show was cancelled; so there's no real conclusion. This particular case didn't bug me too much.

    and partly because his plans for season 3 set off some warning bells in my head
    a woman, born of a rape, marries her mother's rapist.

    there's also some misogyny in the underlying mythology, but I don't remember how much this impacts the actual show
    women aren't allowed to be Avatars.

    worse, if a woman gives birth to a male child who is (or can be? it's been a few years) an Avatar, they invariably go insane and become barren

    I still occasionally think about Brother Justin's tattoo in this show and how much it would cost to get done, and how long it would take.

  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Deadwood is also great. We'll at least the first season is great, but it's still pretty good after that.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular


    Deadline is a Hollywood industry mag
    Jerry Seinfeld To Open Gotham Comedy Club Tonight

    Imagine being intubated for weeks because you needed to hear a millionaire complain about how Zoom schooling for teenagers ruined his sex life

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  • godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    I finished my rewatch of The Good Place and was looking for a new show to get into.
    I chose Alice In Borderland because a friend said it was good. I watched the whole season, but only grudgingly by the end. I’d describe it as a mix of Battle Royale, Black Mirror, and Saw. It just ended up being miserable but I wanted to see what happened at the end, not sure I’ll come back for future seasons.
    After that, again on recommendations from friends, I started watching Space Force. It is not good. I can see the jokes they’re making and I know where I’m supposed to be laughing but it’s just not doing it for me. I think I watched five episodes and I don’t really feel compelled to watch the rest.

    After two stinkers in a row, decided I’m just gonna rewatch Justified again.

  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular


    Deadline is a Hollywood industry mag
    Jerry Seinfeld To Open Gotham Comedy Club Tonight

    Imagine being intubated for weeks because you needed to hear a millionaire complain about how Zoom schooling for teenagers ruined his sex life

    I can always hope they are admitting only vaccinated folks.

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  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Alright just signed up for a free trial of HBO Max. What's some good shows to watch?

    Chernobyl

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Tynnan wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Alright just signed up for a free trial of HBO Max. What's some good shows to watch?

    Chernobyl

    You monster.

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  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Tynnan wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Alright just signed up for a free trial of HBO Max. What's some good shows to watch?

    Chernobyl

    You monster.

    Not Great.


    Not Terrible.

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  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    Chernobyl is a great mini series that plays it a bit fast and loose with the detailed facts but gets the broad strokes correct. The production value is astounding.

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  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    edited April 3
    I need to go back and try it again. During an early phase of the library reopening, I spent hours a day at a greeter desk talking to a few people an hour, and plowed through Midnight in Chernobyl in like three days. So I was primed to catch the factual errors and in no emotional state to deal with them gracefully when I tried to watch the show the following week.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited April 3
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    Chernobyl is a great mini series that plays it a bit fast and loose with the detailed facts but gets the broad strokes correct. The production value is astounding.

    It also teaches valuable lessons like "don't stand downwind of a nuclear power plant fire" and "don't pick up shit around a nuclear explosion . "

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  • something a million times dumbersomething a million times dumber JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    the wildest thing about Chernobyl is that it was, to my mind, a pretty accurate and severe indictment of hierarchy and careerism, but everyone watched it and said "golly I'm sure glad I don't live in a communism"

    then like six months later, covid!

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