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Jessica Walter Memorial [TV] Thread

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  • sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Registered User regular
    Bring back Timeless

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I used to think, "Maybe a Xena reboot would be good!" but then I listened to Javier Grillo-Marxuach talk about the Xena reboot they were trying to get made and holy shit...

    I do honestly wonder what older TV shows structured around being episodic/syndicated would look like nowadays where every show is more-or-less about a seasonal arc.

    I have a theory supported by nothing that we're gonna see episodic come back big in five or ten years

    I'm replying to myself so I can call myself a fuckin' dumbass

    "supported by nothing"? CSI was rebooted a week ago, Nash Bridges was rebooted today. Episodic's already coming back, and I'm like, "Ooooh, I've got this spoooooooky feeling about something"

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    has anybody subjected themselves to that Walker Texas Ranger reboot

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I used to think, "Maybe a Xena reboot would be good!" but then I listened to Javier Grillo-Marxuach talk about the Xena reboot they were trying to get made and holy shit...

    I do honestly wonder what older TV shows structured around being episodic/syndicated would look like nowadays where every show is more-or-less about a seasonal arc.

    I have a theory supported by nothing that we're gonna see episodic come back big in five or ten years

    I'm replying to myself so I can call myself a fuckin' dumbass

    "supported by nothing"? CSI was rebooted a week ago, Nash Bridges was rebooted today. Episodic's already coming back, and I'm like, "Ooooh, I've got this spoooooooky feeling about something"

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I used to think, "Maybe a Xena reboot would be good!" but then I listened to Javier Grillo-Marxuach talk about the Xena reboot they were trying to get made and holy shit...

    I do honestly wonder what older TV shows structured around being episodic/syndicated would look like nowadays where every show is more-or-less about a seasonal arc.

    I have a theory supported by nothing that we're gonna see episodic come back big in five or ten years

    I'm replying to myself so I can call myself a fuckin' dumbass

    "supported by nothing"? CSI was rebooted a week ago, Nash Bridges was rebooted today. Episodic's already coming back, and I'm like, "Ooooh, I've got this spoooooooky feeling about something"

    You just rebooted an episodic post

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    a CW Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

    except Kevin Sorbo would probably be in it and I try not to think of him existing

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Just finished a rewatch of 30 Rock, man thats a good show

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  • zekebeauzekebeau Registered User regular
    a CW Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

    except Kevin Sorbo would probably be in it and I try not to think of him existing

    Nah, he's way too old to play muscle hunk anymore. Gotta be someone new. Who's still pretty unknown and muscled on TV right now?

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    zekebeau wrote: »
    a CW Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

    except Kevin Sorbo would probably be in it and I try not to think of him existing

    Nah, he's way too old to play muscle hunk anymore. Gotta be someone new. Who's still pretty unknown and muscled on TV right now?

    Tony Cavalero

  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    zekebeau wrote: »
    a CW Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

    except Kevin Sorbo would probably be in it and I try not to think of him existing

    Nah, he's way too old to play muscle hunk anymore. Gotta be someone new. Who's still pretty unknown and muscled on TV right now?

    Joshua Orpin ( Conner on Titans)

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  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
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    Zonugal wrote: »
    I used to think, "Maybe a Xena reboot would be good!" but then I listened to Javier Grillo-Marxuach talk about the Xena reboot they were trying to get made and holy shit...

    I do honestly wonder what older TV shows structured around being episodic/syndicated would look like nowadays where every show is more-or-less about a seasonal arc.

    I have a theory supported by nothing that we're gonna see episodic come back big in five or ten years

    I would very much like to see more shows that are somewhat in between. I'm sure I've complained about this about a million times but I don't really think anyone knows how to pace a TV season when it's all just one long story.

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  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I used to think, "Maybe a Xena reboot would be good!" but then I listened to Javier Grillo-Marxuach talk about the Xena reboot they were trying to get made and holy shit...

    I do honestly wonder what older TV shows structured around being episodic/syndicated would look like nowadays where every show is more-or-less about a seasonal arc.

    I have a theory supported by nothing that we're gonna see episodic come back big in five or ten years

    I'm replying to myself so I can call myself a fuckin' dumbass

    "supported by nothing"? CSI was rebooted a week ago, Nash Bridges was rebooted today. Episodic's already coming back, and I'm like, "Ooooh, I've got this spoooooooky feeling about something"

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Dude. Reboot Sliders.

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    I think everyone will always watch some episodic content, everyone likes overarching content, but there is also something nice about sitting down and watching tv for half an hour and getting a complete story.

  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    I feel like sitcoms are still popular and there's still a lot of those that are episodic.

  • ChallChall Registered User regular
    Scripted shows are fine, but what if we bring back the Carmen Sandiego game show?

  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    I really wanted to keep liking black lightning forever but hoo boy season 3 sure happened.

    it has some great moments and good episodes, but yeah it's such a quick, drastic change from the previous 2 seasons that it feels off

  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited April 9
    Blake T wrote: »
    I think everyone will always watch some episodic content, everyone likes overarching content, but there is also something nice about sitting down and watching tv for half an hour and getting a complete story.

    Sliders had both! In one episode you find a dimension where magic is real and Dracula exists and never spoken of again!

    EDIT: I love sliders.

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    Chall wrote: »
    Scripted shows are fine, but what if we bring back the Carmen Sandiego game show?

    I want to say I read something a while back that did the math and found that some of those final map challenges were physically impossible for a kid to complete within the time limit even if they instantly knew where to take each post.

  • ChallChall Registered User regular
    I was just watching a video about it the other day and never thought before about how doing a geography show during the breakup of the USSR was such a pain in the ass. They put the date the show was recorded over the credits and had a disclaimer about how the information was accurate on the day it was filmed. Apparently on one episode they had to remake the final map the night before airing.

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Chall wrote: »
    I was just watching a video about it the other day and never thought before about how doing a geography show during the breakup of the USSR was such a pain in the ass. They put the date the show was recorded over the credits and had a disclaimer about how the information was accurate on the day it was filmed. Apparently on one episode they had to remake the final map the night before airing.

    That final geography test was fucking brutal. Watching the kids just self immolate when they didn't get it right on the first one or two attempts was heartbreaking.

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Just sounds like Carmen Sandiego pulled off the perfect heist to me, is all

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    I think Andy daly may have committed regicide this week, based on the latest comedy bang bang

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  • ChallChall Registered User regular
    edited April 9
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Just sounds like Carmen Sandiego pulled off the perfect heist to me, is all

    Actually I think I just realized that National Treasure is just a Carmen Sandiego movie from the VILE Henchman's point of view.

    Was Harvey Keitel's character working for ACME? He was trying to track down an elusive thief who stole the Declaration of Independence and was traveling around famous US landmarks.

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  • ChallChall Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Chall wrote: »
    I was just watching a video about it the other day and never thought before about how doing a geography show during the breakup of the USSR was such a pain in the ass. They put the date the show was recorded over the credits and had a disclaimer about how the information was accurate on the day it was filmed. Apparently on one episode they had to remake the final map the night before airing.

    That final geography test was fucking brutal. Watching the kids just self immolate when they didn't get it right on the first one or two attempts was heartbreaking.

    This and the obstacle course in Legends of the Hidden Temple

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    Chall wrote: »
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Chall wrote: »
    I was just watching a video about it the other day and never thought before about how doing a geography show during the breakup of the USSR was such a pain in the ass. They put the date the show was recorded over the credits and had a disclaimer about how the information was accurate on the day it was filmed. Apparently on one episode they had to remake the final map the night before airing.

    That final geography test was fucking brutal. Watching the kids just self immolate when they didn't get it right on the first one or two attempts was heartbreaking.

    This and the obstacle course in Legends of the Hidden Temple

    How come none of those kids could put together that fucking monkey statue? It's not that hard! The bottom piece had a pole, the top piece was a head, align the hole on the middle piece so the pole went into the hole, jam the head on top! Gah it infuriated me as a kid!

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    The recent Carmen Sandiego cartoon on Netflix was pretty good. The ending seemed a little rushed but they ultimately wrapped it up fairly well.

    They also loved dropping references to the 90s cartoon and the game show.

    (Major Spoiler)
    I also didn't see the twist coming that Chief had killed Carmen's father.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    How come none of those kids could put together that fucking monkey statue? It's not that hard! The bottom piece had a pole, the top piece was a head, align the hole on the middle piece so the pole went into the hole, jam the head on top! Gah it infuriated me as a kid!

    everything is 10x harder when you're doing it on camera vs watching it at home

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    How come none of those kids could put together that fucking monkey statue? It's not that hard! The bottom piece had a pole, the top piece was a head, align the hole on the middle piece so the pole went into the hole, jam the head on top! Gah it infuriated me as a kid!

    everything is 10x harder when you're doing it on camera vs watching it at home

    This works two ways for sex tapes!

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  • ChallChall Registered User regular
    edited April 9
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    How come none of those kids could put together that fucking monkey statue? It's not that hard! The bottom piece had a pole, the top piece was a head, align the hole on the middle piece so the pole went into the hole, jam the head on top! Gah it infuriated me as a kid!

    everything is 10x harder when you're doing it on camera vs watching it at home

    This works two ways for sex tapes!

    No, the bottom! But the bottom on first, what's wrong with you? Put the bottom on the pole, fuck!

    Yep, checks out

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    HBOMax has a new docuseries out, Exterminate All the Brutes. It is an examination of white supremacy and colonization, and how America was built by, with, and for them.

    I was already interested in it, but it uses as one of its foundational texts An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. That book is fucking incredible, and tends to be my go-to recommendation for, "You want a broad overview of Indigenous history in America? Read this." Any documentary that's using that book as part of its bedrock is gonna be pretty fuckin' good.

    So if you want a docuseries about how America cannot be separated from its original sins of genocide and slavery, if you want something that refuses to let America's past be sanitized or recast, it seems like a pretty fuckin' good choice.

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Just finished the B in Apt 23, and this show deserved at least two more seasons.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Dude. Reboot Sliders.

    Yes please. But like, move the pieces around a bit. Have it be a brilliant scientist who discovers Sliding tech, and she takes her favorite student who grabs his best friend and then they accidentally grab like a 90's Emo band leader or something.

  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    God I used to rush dinner so I could catch Early Edition at 7 on WGN when I was a kid. Just rushing up the stairs to see what kinda mess Gary was getting into.

    Gary Hobson was my original everyman hero growing up. He always, always tried so fucking hard.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Dude. Reboot Sliders.

    Yes please. But like, move the pieces around a bit. Have it be a brilliant scientist who discovers Sliding tech, and she takes her favorite student who grabs his best friend and then they accidentally grab like a 90's Emo band leader or something.

    Is Aubrey Plaza too old to play the young emo girl yet?

    Or you know what, just make Sliders but in the Parks and Rec universe

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    HBOMax has a new docuseries out, Exterminate All the Brutes. It is an examination of white supremacy and colonization, and how America was built by, with, and for them.

    I was already interested in it, but it uses as one of its foundational texts An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. That book is fucking incredible, and tends to be my go-to recommendation for, "You want a broad overview of Indigenous history in America? Read this." Any documentary that's using that book as part of its bedrock is gonna be pretty fuckin' good.

    So if you want a docuseries about how America cannot be separated from its original sins of genocide and slavery, if you want something that refuses to let America's past be sanitized or recast, it seems like a pretty fuckin' good choice.

    That book is fantastic, definitely giving this a watch

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  • RedTideRedTide Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Dude. Reboot Sliders.

    Yes please. But like, move the pieces around a bit. Have it be a brilliant scientist who discovers Sliding tech, and she takes her favorite student who grabs his best friend and then they accidentally grab like a 90's Emo band leader or something.

    Is Aubrey Plaza too old to play the young emo girl yet?

    Or you know what, just make Sliders but in the Parks and Rec universe

    She can play romantic interests still but she's a ways off from being "Weird mom"

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    aubrey plaza is 36

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