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The [TV] Thread, what a concept!

HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq.Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
edited April 23 in Social Entropy++
Just started watching Patriot at the recommendation of @Poorochondriac

Everyone go watch Patriot immediately.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    I just watched all of Abbot Elementary. It's really good! The whole cast is good, the setting gives it a unique feel, and it's riding that balance where it's touching without being overly cloying.

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    I thought it was a nice...well, not really a twist, I guess, later on, when they have the superintendent show up, and you're like, "ah, well, Ava was blackmailing him the whole time, which cost Gregory a job, and we like Gregory, so that sucks! Ava sucks!" and then it's like, "oh, the superintendent also sucks," and he also sucks in a way that you can't really solve with a sitcom plot. Like, you can maybe get around some of it, but there's no scenario really where this school is ever going to be flush with the cash they need.

    There were a few small things I liked. I liked that they did a gifted program plot where the point wasn't the tired, "I was a gifted kid and it fucked me up!!!" point that Twitter has run into the ground, it was that it fucks up things for the kids not in the gifted program, which is sort of arbitrarily decided.

    I think they're using the cameras correctly also, which is: they gave a reason why they were there early on, and then they only call attention to the fact that someone is filming this when they have a reason to mention it, and handwave it when like, characters are possibly describing crimes

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  • SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    Just started watching Patriot at the recommendation of @Poorochondriac

    Everyone go watch Patriot immediately.
    You have chose correctly.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Since Trek has been a continual topic in the TV threads, I figured it's a good place to drop this, which has absolutely been making the rounds



    And then a great little interview with the guy who made it where he talks about how/why he made it, the little easter eggs he dropped in, etc.

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    Mike Flanagan's Fall of the House of Usher will be recasting Roderick Usher after star Frank Langella got fired for unacceptable conduct on set, stemming from a sexual harassment investigation https://deadline.com/2022/04/frank-langella-fired-the-fall-of-the-house-of-usher-misconduct-investigation-netflix-1235001883/

  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    I laughed when I saw the helmsman was a cat person. Just like the TOS Cartoon!

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  • JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Yeah, but I bet you don't know SPACE LAW, do ya?

    You can tell you're under the jurisdiction of Space Law if the flag in the courtroom has an interference fringe on it.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Mike Flanagan's Fall of the House of Usher will be recasting Roderick Usher after star Frank Langella got fired for unacceptable conduct on set, stemming from a sexual harassment investigation https://deadline.com/2022/04/frank-langella-fired-the-fall-of-the-house-of-usher-misconduct-investigation-netflix-1235001883/

    What a fucker

    And that dude's been working forever , no way this is a one-off. Good on them for stepping up and doing something morally correct but very expensive, a sad rarity

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  • minor incidentminor incident discount etsy agitprop Registered User regular
    Mike Flanagan's Fall of the House of Usher will be recasting Roderick Usher after star Frank Langella got fired for unacceptable conduct on set, stemming from a sexual harassment investigation https://deadline.com/2022/04/frank-langella-fired-the-fall-of-the-house-of-usher-misconduct-investigation-netflix-1235001883/

    Shoulda just gotten F Murray Abraham to begin with!

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I laughed when I saw the helmsman was a cat person. Just like the TOS Cartoon!

    They do talk about that in the little interview as well.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    Just started watching Patriot at the recommendation of @Poorochondriac

    Everyone go watch Patriot immediately.

    Oh and I should say that I only watched Patriot because of @tynic banging the drum for it for months? Years? But yes, Patriot is great.

    I highly recommend it generally, but especially for folks who dug Severance. It plays in some of the same thematic sandboxes, but with (for my money) more wit and soul and surprise.

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  • minor incidentminor incident discount etsy agitprop Registered User regular
    Yeah, gonna pile on the love for Patriot. @tynic and @Poorochondriac are 100% right. It's just so charming and has this level of sincerity that's wild in such an absurd show.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 14
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    Just started watching Patriot at the recommendation of @Poorochondriac

    Everyone go watch Patriot immediately.

    Pooro? Pooro gets the credit??

    Edit: I see this has been addressed

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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
    tynic wrote: »
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    Just started watching Patriot at the recommendation of @Poorochondriac

    Everyone go watch Patriot immediately.

    Pooro? Pooro gets the credit??

    Edit: I see this has been addressed

    And now you are AJ

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    There are probably worse fates. One day I'll think of one.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    yesterday was New TV Day! Meaning I bought a new TV. It's so pretty. I broke it in watching 4K bits of Spider-verse.

    Then my wife wanted to watch the finale of Lizzo's dance show on Amazon. It was pretty good to watch it on a new TV, her performances are super impressive.

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  • CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    Halo continuing its sprint to overthrow NYPD Blue as a one-stop shop for buttcheeks on television.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    Just started watching Patriot at the recommendation of Poorochondriac

    Everyone go watch Patriot immediately.

    Pooro? Pooro gets the credit??

    Edit: I see this has been addressed

    I would never stand for stolen recommendation valor, worry not

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    It's only funny when it happens to AJ, really

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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 am on "For the Cause" of DS9

    And oh.

    Oh, honey.
    Sisko you are compromised my man. I feel for ya, I really do. But my bruh you cannot be giving preferential treatment like this.

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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
    Munkus, next episode you get the debut of probably my favorite DS9 character.

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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
    To The Death here we go
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Munkus, next episode you get the debut of probably my favorite DS9 character.

    Oh golly

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  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    There are probably worse fates. One day I'll think of one.

    A staph infection on the mouth.

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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
    Ha ha ha
    “I am a good liar” he says minutes after his lies are found out by his soldiers.

    The fuckin nuts of this guy.

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    Ha ha ha
    “I am a good liar” he says minutes after his lies are found out by his soldiers.

    The fuckin nuts of this guy.

    In a show with a lot of real dire motherfuckers, he's one of the best.

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    Okay I just finished the season and I think I might actually be upset at warrior nun for being as good as it was. I came in here looking for really dumb action shit and you’ve got themes, and fuckin Catholic reference setups that work out excellently, and some actual intrigue and shit, and a very pleasant combination of mythological themes and science fiction themes, and characters that are likable and compelling and flawed. Now I have to suggest to my friends that they should watch a show with a dumb name like warrior nun.

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  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    There are probably worse fates. One day I'll think of one.

    A staph infection on the mouth.

    Speaking of, did that ever heal up?

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  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    There are probably worse fates. One day I'll think of one.

    A staph infection on the mouth.

    Speaking of, did that ever heal up?

    It sure did! I no longer look like a fourth-rate Dick Tracey villain! And I've regained my strength and fortitude, so I'm back to being a third-rate Batman villain!

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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
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    rhylith wrote: »
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    There are probably worse fates. One day I'll think of one.

    A staph infection on the mouth.

    Speaking of, did that ever heal up?

    It sure did! I no longer look like a fourth-rate Dick Tracey villain! And I've regained my strength and fortitude, so I'm back to being a third-rate Batman villain!

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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
    Well I just finished "Body Parts". And it was so good I think I'm gonna stop the binge for today.
    This was one of the most touching things I've seen. Quark has helped a lot of people on the station, albeit while being greedy and cynical, but he always had a heart in there. I was not expecting him to actually become a destitute pariah...and I was equally surprised by the sudden influx of help from the station.

    I said it before, but this show is at its best when it is dealing with relationships and politics. Season 4 is all killer no filler.

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  • minor incidentminor incident discount etsy agitprop Registered User regular
    Well I just finished "Body Parts". And it was so good I think I'm gonna stop the binge for today.
    This was one of the most touching things I've seen. Quark has helped a lot of people on the station, albeit while being greedy and cynical, but he always had a heart in there. I was not expecting him to actually become a destitute pariah...and I was equally surprised by the sudden influx of help from the station.

    I said it before, but this show is at its best when it is dealing with relationships and politics. Season 4 is all killer no filler.

    Yeah, that's the episode that really won me over on Quark. While he never really becomes a totally different person or anything, he definitely has some wonderful moments sprinkled throughout the next few seasons.

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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
    edited April 14
    Quark, upon learning that he was misdiagnosed with a terminal illness, yelling that he gets to sue his doctor for malpractice is maybe the happiest I have ever seen a TV character get?



    Look at this asshole. So fuckin' ecstatic

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    "He used you when it suited his needs I don't think that's the same thing"

    I love Rom's "smarter than he looks" moments.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Cristoval wrote: »
    Halo continuing its sprint to overthrow NYPD Blue as a one-stop shop for buttcheeks on television.

    I've been liking Halo pretty well. So far they're pretty clear on the "yo what Halsey and the UNSC did to these kids was fucked" thing.

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    Tonight on Columbo: Columbo investigates TVs favorite detective, Detective Lucerne (William Shatner). Columbo is a big fan, never misses an episode with his wife.

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    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Tonight on Columbo: Columbo investigates TVs favorite detective, Detective Lucerne (William Shatner). Columbo is a big fan, never misses an episode with his wife.

    Fun fact Walter Koenig plays the detective sergeant at the crime scene and is uncredited.

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    I really like both Craig Robinson and Claudia O'Doherty but man, "Killing It" is a weird show.

    Very good writing & performances (only 2 episodes in so far), but a lot of snake and dead-snake imagery.

  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    rhylith wrote: »
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    There are probably worse fates. One day I'll think of one.

    A staph infection on the mouth.

    Speaking of, did that ever heal up?

    It sure did! I no longer look like a fourth-rate Dick Tracey villain! And I've regained my strength and fortitude, so I'm back to being a third-rate Batman villain!


    This clip is exactly what I was thinking of when I made that post.

  • minor incidentminor incident discount etsy agitprop Registered User regular
    Halo has so much ass. And not even just bare ass (although there’s a lot of that), but also like, lingering shots from behind of the Master Cheeks just walking in his armor. Butts may be the only thing this show loves more than sprays of blood.

    I think this was the episode where a lot of the stuff the show is tackling has started to coalesce. Mysteries are moving along, characters are starting to have some actual internal motivations, lots of things in motion. Still not great, but enjoyable, and I see a decent amount of potential in what they’re doing.

    A couple of neat bits from the games this episode:
    We got a needler! But it didn’t get fired, unfortunately. And I liked that they kind of subtly kept in the idea that John’s “super power” is his impossibly good luck. They’re also really going all in on how horrible the Spartan program is, and the UNSC as a whole.

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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
    "He used you when it suited his needs I don't think that's the same thing"

    I love Rom's "smarter than he looks" moments.

    Rom is simple, not stupid.

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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 April 15
    Oh my God.

    I just witnessed one of the funniest interactions of super quick wit at the start of the S4 finale.

    Jesus Christ this season is fucking fire

    My God

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