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    GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    Banshee is pretty much melodrama, and I don't think you need to give it your full attention when watching.

    I'm probably in a PA minority since I don't think it's that amazing. It's fun, but gets worse as it goes along / the increased silliness can't really save it from getting a bit repetitive.

    But, fun.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Because of your av I keep thinking you're Zonugal, which made that post very confusing.

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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
    Meanwhile I have never seen Banshee!

    Lately though I finished the fourth season of Person of Interest and stopped there. I basically hated that entire season and, at a certain point, every next episode was agony.

    PA Hot-Take: That's a TV show that peaked in its second season and then started to flounder when it tried to fully adopt a hard cop-procedural structure to itself. Episodes in which Mr. Reese has to pretend to be a wacky suburb neighbor? Great! Entire seasons of cop-drama? Awful!

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Meanwhile I have never seen Banshee!
    Oh yeah, it's just, knowing your love for Riverdale, I was getting extreme confusion thinking you'd posted complaining about a melodrama.

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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
    Butler wrote: »
    TheStig wrote: »
    The older I get, the higher up Troi gets on my TNG tier list of favorite characters.

    I assume you mean Lwxana Troi, the fictional character I would most like to get hammered at brunch with?

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    GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    Because of your av I keep thinking you're Zonugal, which made that post very confusing.

    I've gone with Monica now, to clearly distance myself from Ross.

    I did think about giving the other one a moustache instead, but here we are.

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    Andy JoeAndy Joe We claim the land for the highlord! The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
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    Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    Grislo wrote: »
    Banshee is pretty much melodrama, and I don't think you need to give it your full attention when watching.

    I'm probably in a PA minority since I don't think it's that amazing. It's fun, but gets worse as it goes along / the increased silliness can't really save it from getting a bit repetitive.

    But, fun.

    I just theorized that the town of Banshee was located maybe 20 miles away from Silent Hill and was thus getting residual psychic unreality purgatory vibes.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    One incredibly minor and inconsequential issue I've had with QI that has also reared its head on Taskmaster is never knowing for sure if someone's last name is Davis or Davies.

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited December 2021
    Not sure if this is the right thread for it - it's a "series," but the shortest entry is 2 and a half fuckin' hours, so I dunno.

    But I started that Beatles doc on Disney+. I've seen the first two parts thus far. Pretty fascinating, turns out! There are no talking heads, there's nobody leading you by the nose to a conclusion about this time or these people or this music. It's genuinely immersive, just plunking you down into this extraordinary footage and letting you live there.

    There are a few things I'm not sure I've seen put on film so well before. Genuinely-collaborative creation, with entire conversations happening in the spaces between words. The process of revision is shown, something that almost always gets cut from docs like this. The tedium of creation is depicted - which actually makes the lightning-strike flashes of inspiration more exciting, because you get to see how they were the result of people banging their heads on a wall. There's even a moment that could've been a cliche - Paul McCartney is noodling on a guitar, and then in a moment, he finds the first bones of what will become "Get Back." But what stops it from feeling like a cliche is that the noodling sounds like genuine ass. It's not a glamorous, "Pluck three strings, sigh dramatically, suddenly write 'Ring of Fire'" sequence. He's down in the muck, trying to scrape together anything. And then he hits some chords that get a reaction from George and Ringo, and he focuses in on those, and he tugs at the thread of their excitement until a song starts to emerge. Hell of a thing.

    But beyond my love of how it shows off a creative process, there's also the fuckin' Beatles of it all. And the documentary shows them as human, in a way that feels rare. There are all sorts of things here that were cut out of the "Let it Be" documentary, because it ran contrary to that film's narratives of wormtongued interlopers and caustic relationships. We see the lads from Liverpool largely getting along. There's a really frank (because they didn't know they were being recorded) conversation between John and Paul about how the band has three undeniable geniuses in it, and how it's hard to create enough space in one band for all their strengths to play. There's a ton of mutual respect, even when there's frustration. (But there is a running theme of consistent disrespect for George - at one point he brings in the absolutely gorgeous opener to "I Me Mine" and Paul/John might as well have blown a raspberry and thrown a jerk-off gesture). Even the conversations about Yoko are framed more as, "John's clearly going through something, not our place to be dicks about his girlfriend" than what the popular lore about the era would lead you to believe.

    It also reminded me of shit that I knew in the abstract but had never considered the full weight of. Like that these dudes were fucking 28 at the time. They had lived lives big enough for multiple lifetimes, had changed music (and, arguably, the entire machinery of celebrity and entertainment), and they weren't even fuckin' 30. They started out as kids in a garage, and a decade later they're the center of the pop culture landscape. I can't even imagine what that does to somebody's psyche, Jesus Christ. How were any of them supposed to stay sane?

    Anyway, good series!

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Butler wrote: »
    TheStig wrote: »
    The older I get, the higher up Troi gets on my TNG tier list of favorite characters.

    I assume you mean Lwxana Troi, the fictional character I would most like to get hammered at brunch with?

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    SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    Not sure if this is the right thread for it - it's a "series," but the shortest entry is 2 and a half fuckin' hours, so I dunno.

    But I started that Beatles doc on Disney+. I've seen the first two parts thus far. Pretty fascinating, turns out! There are no talking heads, there's nobody leading you by the nose to a conclusion about this time or these people or this music. It's genuinely immersive, just plunking you down into this extraordinary footage and letting you live there.

    Oh, well congrats you probably just sold this to me...also this is the first time I've actually had someone say where to find this thing which kinda helps as well so 👍👍

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    Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    (But there is a running theme of consistent disrespect for George - at one point he brings in the absolutely gorgeous opener to "I Me Mine" and Paul/John might as well have blown a raspberry and thrown a jerk-off gesture).

    Then, later on at one point when it's just Ringo and George, Ringo is showing off a new idea for a song he's come up with (Octopus's Garden). In total contrast to the I Me Mine scene, George doesn't miss a beat, stepping in to help his mate flesh out what he's been able to cobble together thus far.

    It's just an incredible documentary.

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    SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    Not sure if this is the right thread for it - it's a "series," but the shortest entry is 2 and a half fuckin' hours, so I dunno.

    But I started that Beatles doc on Disney+. I've seen the first two parts thus far. Pretty fascinating, turns out! There are no talking heads, there's nobody leading you by the nose to a conclusion about this time or these people or this music. It's genuinely immersive, just plunking you down into this extraordinary footage and letting you live there.

    There are a few things I'm not sure I've seen put on film so well before. Genuinely-collaborative creation, with entire conversations happening in the spaces between words. The process of revision is shown, something that almost always gets cut from docs like this. The tedium of creation is depicted - which actually makes the lightning-strike flashes of inspiration more exciting, because you get to see how they were the result of people banging their heads on a wall. There's even a moment that could've been a cliche - Paul McCartney is noodling on a guitar, and then in a moment, he finds the first bones of what will become "Get Back." But what stops it from feeling like a cliche is that the noodling sounds like genuine ass. It's not a glamorous, "Pluck three strings, sigh dramatically, suddenly write 'Ring of Fire'" sequence. He's down in the muck, trying to scrape together anything. And then he hits some chords that get a reaction from George and Ringo, and he focuses in on those, and he tugs at the thread of their excitement until a song starts to emerge. Hell of a thing.

    But beyond my love of how it shows off a creative process, there's also the fuckin' Beatles of it all. And the documentary shows them as human, in a way that feels rare. There are all sorts of things here that were cut out of the "Let it Be" documentary, because it ran contrary to that film's narratives of wormtongued interlopers and caustic relationships. We see the lads from Liverpool largely getting along. There's a really frank (because they didn't know they were being recorded) conversation between John and Paul about how the band has three undeniable geniuses in it, and how it's hard to create enough space in one band for all their strengths to play. There's a ton of mutual respect, even when there's frustration. (But there is a running theme of consistent disrespect for George - at one point he brings in the absolutely gorgeous opener to "I Me Mine" and Paul/John might as well have blown a raspberry and thrown a jerk-off gesture). Even the conversations about Yoko are framed more as, "John's clearly going through something, not our place to be dicks about his girlfriend" than what the popular lore about the era would lead you to believe.

    It also reminded me of shit that I knew in the abstract but had never considered the full weight of. Like that these dudes were fucking 28 at the time. They had lived lives big enough for multiple lifetimes, had changed music (and, arguably, the entire machinery of celebrity and entertainment), and they weren't even fuckin' 30. They started out as kids in a garage, and a decade later they're the center of the pop culture landscape. I can't even imagine what that does to somebody's psyche, Jesus Christ. How were any of them supposed to stay sane?

    Anyway, good series!

    I also came away from the series with an even greater respect for Paul. While he's certainly not perfect, he performs the role of an excellent leader throughout the whole thing. He's generally good at keeping the guys on task, playing a bit of mediator (except for when he's picking the fights himself), while also still going through his own creative process.

    He also struck me as just kind of a good dude.

    Last thing I'll say is, as a musician, how crazy it was watching them jam and work things out together. When I had a band back in uni I always felt like such a faker wasting time while we basically sat around getting high, playing 30 seconds of song, and then out of 3 hours of jamming, maybe only playing one or two songs the whole way through. If only I had known that this is probably the creative process of every band on earth ever.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm only halfway through episode 1 of series 12 of Taskmaster and I have no idea who Morgana Robinson is but I already know she is the absolute star of this series, no matter what her points end up being.

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    GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    I'm only halfway through episode 1 of series 12 of Taskmaster and I have no idea who Morgana Robinson is but I already know she is the absolute star of this series, no matter what her points end up being.

    https://imgur.com/a/PShRuzN

    (linked for size, not a spoiler)

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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
    The Geek wrote: »
    I'm only halfway through episode 1 of series 12 of Taskmaster and I have no idea who Morgana Robinson is but I already know she is the absolute star of this series, no matter what her points end up being.

    Guz Khan and Morgana steal the show a lot in series 12, but some of my all time favorite bits involve Desiree

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    I've never watched a full episode of Taskmaster from start to finish. I'm not even sure where I can.

    But based on all the random clips I've watched on YouTube, I've seen roughly 50 full seasons of Taskmaster,

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Would I Lie To You (i.e. WILTY) is my favorite though. I could watch Bob Mortimer speak endlessly about his bizarre, oftentimes true, anecdotes.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    I'm only halfway through episode 1 of series 12 of Taskmaster and I have no idea who Morgana Robinson is but I already know she is the absolute star of this series, no matter what her points end up being.

    Guz Khan and Morgana steal the show a lot in series 12, but some of my all time favorite bits involve Desiree

    I like Rhod Gilbert and James Acaster a lot on Taskmaster, especially Rhod's endless quest to annoy the shit out of Alex Horne in various enterprising ways.

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    SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    Speaking of Would I Lie to You

    https://youtu.be/2DsyUXEH1wM

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    SharpyVII wrote: »
    Speaking of Would I Lie to You

    https://youtu.be/2DsyUXEH1wM

    Ha, all the anti-German jokes they hurl at Henning.

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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
    The all timer for WILTY is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VWZPdpKjAk

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    The cool thing about the Beatles doc is how it shows genius as a willingness to throw shit at the wall, and be able to sift through the 99% shit to find and refine the gold. It totally dispels the idea that this shit comes out even remotely fully formed, and reinforces the idea that it’s persistence and skill in iterating that’s where the magic is.

    It shows arguably the greatest pop songwriter of all time just bumbling through a bunch of throwaway trash until he stumbles on a cool bit that’s worth refining. And it’s even more impressive because we the viewer can recognize it as “hey, that’s Get Back!”, but to Paul it was just a neat little riff that he could maybe beat into shape for a song, and he just took off from there.

    Just a really, really cool, rare look at the creative process, and I think a lot of people in all creative disciplines could gain a lot just by seeing how much of a slog it is even for people who are essentially at the top of their game.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular

    I've seen that before but I actually forgot about it. That was fantastic.

    There was at least one more episode where Lee had some outrageous story and told them to "change it to true" temporarily before revealing it was a lie, but I can't remember which subject that was. It was also good. I mean, I almost like watching and listening to Lee more than David, as much as I like David's cantankery. Lee is crazy smart and super witty.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Drez wrote: »
    I've never watched a full episode of Taskmaster from start to finish. I'm not even sure where I can.

    But based on all the random clips I've watched on YouTube, I've seen roughly 50 full seasons of Taskmaster,

    Their official youtube channel has playlists of full episodes of the first 8 series.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/Taskmaster/playlists

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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
    edited December 2021
    Drez wrote: »

    I've seen that before but I actually forgot about it. That was fantastic.

    There was at least one more episode where Lee had some outrageous story and told them to "change it to true" temporarily before revealing it was a lie, but I can't remember which subject that was. It was also good. I mean, I almost like watching and listening to Lee more than David, as much as I like David's cantankery. Lee is crazy smart and super witty.

    The subject doesn’t matter, he told the producers to do that because Greg Davies said if it was true that he’d strip

    Edit: going off D&D terms, David has high INT and decent WIS. Lee put all his points into CHA and WIS

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    The cool thing about the Beatles doc is how it shows genius as a willingness to throw shit at the wall, and be able to sift through the 99% shit to find and refine the gold. It totally dispels the idea that this shit comes out even remotely fully formed, and reinforces the idea that it’s persistence and skill in iterating that’s where the magic is.

    It shows arguably the greatest pop songwriter of all time just bumbling through a bunch of throwaway trash until he stumbles on a cool bit that’s worth refining. And it’s even more impressive because we the viewer can recognize it as “hey, that’s Get Back!”, but to Paul it was just a neat little riff that he could maybe beat into shape for a song, and he just took off from there.

    Just a really, really cool, rare look at the creative process, and I think a lot of people in all creative disciplines could gain a lot just by seeing how much of a slog it is even for people who are essentially at the top of their game.

    what is wild though is that they were coming out with albums every six months

    fucking rubber soul, revolver, strawberry fields, and sgt. peppers came out out over a period of like 16 months

    that's absolutely insane

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Drez wrote: »

    I've seen that before but I actually forgot about it. That was fantastic.

    There was at least one more episode where Lee had some outrageous story and told them to "change it to true" temporarily before revealing it was a lie, but I can't remember which subject that was. It was also good. I mean, I almost like watching and listening to Lee more than David, as much as I like David's cantankery. Lee is crazy smart and super witty.

    The subject doesn’t matter, he told the producers to do that because Greg Davies said if it was true that he’d strip

    THAT'S what it was. Thank you!

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    DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    edited December 2021
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Butler wrote: »
    TheStig wrote: »
    The older I get, the higher up Troi gets on my TNG tier list of favorite characters.

    I assume you mean Lwxana Troi, the fictional character I would most like to get hammered at brunch with?

    Troi-Disturbed.jpg

    Lwaxana Troi is one of my favorite Star Trek characters

    I loved her appearances in TNG, but her DS9 episodes is where she really shines, esp. her relationship with Odo

    edit: plus that one time she took Alexander out of class to go to a holodeck mudbath full of Dadaists

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
    The Geek wrote: »
    Drez wrote: »
    I've never watched a full episode of Taskmaster from start to finish. I'm not even sure where I can.

    But based on all the random clips I've watched on YouTube, I've seen roughly 50 full seasons of Taskmaster,

    Their official youtube channel has playlists of full episodes of the first 8 series.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/Taskmaster/playlists

    Honestly I have terrible browsing habits. Totally disorganized. I either:

    Google "WITLY" (or "Taskmaster") and then click on the first YouTube video that comes up and just let it play whatever automatically flows from that

    Or I click on a video I've bookmarked and click on suggested videos from that page.

    Neither show has much continuity anyway. Taskmaster does within a single season, but even that doesn't matter so much to me. Still enjoyable without continuity context. David or Lee will call back to things other celebs have said, sometimes in previous episodes, but eh.

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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
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Butler wrote: »
    TheStig wrote: »
    The older I get, the higher up Troi gets on my TNG tier list of favorite characters.

    I assume you mean Lwxana Troi, the fictional character I would most like to get hammered at brunch with?

    Troi-Disturbed.jpg

    Lwaxana Troi is one of my favorite Star Trek characters

    I loved her appearances in TNG, but her DS9 episodes is where she really shines, esp. her relationship with Odo

    edit: plus that one time she took Alexander out of class to go to a holodeck mudbath full of Dadaists

    The elevator episode of DS9 with her and Odo was shockingly touching and sweet without being cloying

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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
    Drez wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    Drez wrote: »
    I've never watched a full episode of Taskmaster from start to finish. I'm not even sure where I can.

    But based on all the random clips I've watched on YouTube, I've seen roughly 50 full seasons of Taskmaster,

    Their official youtube channel has playlists of full episodes of the first 8 series.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/Taskmaster/playlists

    Honestly I have terrible browsing habits. Totally disorganized. I either:

    Google "WITLY" (or "Taskmaster") and then click on the first YouTube video that comes up and just let it play whatever automatically flows from that

    Or I click on a video I've bookmarked and click on suggested videos from that page.

    Neither show has much continuity anyway. Taskmaster does within a single season, but even that doesn't matter so much to me. Still enjoyable without continuity context. David or Lee will call back to things other celebs have said, sometimes in previous episodes, but eh.

    Taskmaster has a ton of continuity if you care about it. I get really invested in how many points people earn, I choose favorites and root for them.

    And then there’s those situations when someone bets a wedding ring on an episode they clearly are going to lose.

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    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Butler wrote: »
    TheStig wrote: »
    The older I get, the higher up Troi gets on my TNG tier list of favorite characters.

    I assume you mean Lwxana Troi, the fictional character I would most like to get hammered at brunch with?

    Troi-Disturbed.jpg

    Lwaxana Troi is one of my favorite Star Trek characters

    I loved her appearances in TNG, but her DS9 episodes is where she really shines, esp. her relationship with Odo

    edit: plus that one time she took Alexander out of class to go to a holodeck mudbath full of Dadaists

    Lwaxana Troi is the manifestation of a hurricane in humanoid form

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
    Drez wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    Drez wrote: »
    I've never watched a full episode of Taskmaster from start to finish. I'm not even sure where I can.

    But based on all the random clips I've watched on YouTube, I've seen roughly 50 full seasons of Taskmaster,

    Their official youtube channel has playlists of full episodes of the first 8 series.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/Taskmaster/playlists

    Honestly I have terrible browsing habits. Totally disorganized. I either:

    Google "WITLY" (or "Taskmaster") and then click on the first YouTube video that comes up and just let it play whatever automatically flows from that

    Or I click on a video I've bookmarked and click on suggested videos from that page.

    Neither show has much continuity anyway. Taskmaster does within a single season, but even that doesn't matter so much to me. Still enjoyable without continuity context. David or Lee will call back to things other celebs have said, sometimes in previous episodes, but eh.

    Taskmaster has a ton of continuity if you care about it. I get really invested in how many points people earn, I choose favorites and root for them.

    And then there’s those situations when someone bets a wedding ring on an episode they clearly are going to lose.

    Cool. I mean, you can definitely see how some contestants are either frustrated or elated based on things they've or others have done in past episodes, so that's fair. Plus there are specific callbacks from some contestants or Greg. But I feel like I don't suffer much by watching the episodes in random order just even chop shopped into random, disjointed clips either.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Watched the first episode of Yellowjackets last night, and overall I liked it a bunch and am looking forward to seeing where it goes.

    That said, oh my goodness there are so many characters to keep track of even before you factor in that twenty five year time jump. The scene where Jackie makes each member of the team go down the line and tell the others nice things about one another was legitimately useful just for trying to get everyone's names straight.

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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
    Drez wrote: »
    Drez wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    Drez wrote: »
    I've never watched a full episode of Taskmaster from start to finish. I'm not even sure where I can.

    But based on all the random clips I've watched on YouTube, I've seen roughly 50 full seasons of Taskmaster,

    Their official youtube channel has playlists of full episodes of the first 8 series.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/Taskmaster/playlists

    Honestly I have terrible browsing habits. Totally disorganized. I either:

    Google "WITLY" (or "Taskmaster") and then click on the first YouTube video that comes up and just let it play whatever automatically flows from that

    Or I click on a video I've bookmarked and click on suggested videos from that page.

    Neither show has much continuity anyway. Taskmaster does within a single season, but even that doesn't matter so much to me. Still enjoyable without continuity context. David or Lee will call back to things other celebs have said, sometimes in previous episodes, but eh.

    Taskmaster has a ton of continuity if you care about it. I get really invested in how many points people earn, I choose favorites and root for them.

    And then there’s those situations when someone bets a wedding ring on an episode they clearly are going to lose.

    Cool. I mean, you can definitely see how some contestants are either frustrated or elated based on things they've or others have done in past episodes, so that's fair. Plus there are specific callbacks from some contestants or Greg. But I feel like I don't suffer much by watching the episodes in random order just even chop shopped into random, disjointed clips either.
    Most of the episodes of Taskmaster are available for free on YouTube. Only a few, including the most recent, are not but they are available for free on the UK website (channel 4 or Dave, can’t remember ) if you live in the UK.


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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
    Lwaxana Troi has an episode in TNG (Half a Life) which is basically a two-person morality play in which she has a runaway romance with an older man whose culture dictates that he commit suicide after reaching his latest birthday.

    And that episode is amazing.

    David Ogden Stiers' performance made me cry!

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    GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    Lwaxana Troi could so easily have been an irritating presence who only appeared because she was Roddenberry’s wife. It’s a testament to the writing and Majel Barret’s performance that she ends up being one of the best guest characters in 90s Trek

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    lwaxana troi is an irritating presence and that's why she's a good character

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