Author Topic: TV Series Thread  (Read 31575 times)

Offline Mr.Obvious

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #330 on: March 12, 2018, 03:55:06 PM »
I'm still a couple episodes behind, but it's in my queue!  I've heard good things.

Ah, I'll bite my tongue for now.

Ps. I've become more appreciative of kenobi vs maul. Unrelated to the finale. Just saying.
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Offline Sal1981

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #331 on: March 12, 2018, 05:48:35 PM »
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman

Offline Cavebear

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #332 on: March 15, 2018, 05:41:31 PM »
If you are reading a thread about anything you haven't seen, spoilers are your own problem, LOL!
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Offline Mr.Obvious

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #333 on: March 26, 2018, 01:18:07 PM »
Revisited avatar The last airbender.

I used to think it Was The Best cartoon of all time.

Watching it again, i am Swayed, however.

It is The best show of all time. Period.
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Offline Baruch

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #334 on: March 26, 2018, 06:49:09 PM »
Revisited avatar The last airbender.

I used to think it Was The Best cartoon of all time.

Watching it again, i am Swayed, however.

It is The best show of all time. Period.

But were you SJWed by the choice of actor for the prime role in the live action movie?

It is elemental, my dear Mr Obvious.
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Offline Mr.Obvious

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #335 on: March 26, 2018, 07:00:06 PM »
But were you SJWed by the choice of actor for the prime role in the live action movie?

It is elemental, my dear Mr Obvious.

Don't care for that abomination.
Don't care about it either, as a result.

Initial groans, yes. But; crap is crap, and it doesn't destroy what is not crap.
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Offline Baruch

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #336 on: March 26, 2018, 07:10:59 PM »
Don't care for that abomination.
Don't care about it either, as a result.

Initial groans, yes. But; crap is crap, and it doesn't destroy what is not crap.

How did you like Golden Compass?
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Offline Mr.Obvious

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #337 on: March 26, 2018, 07:21:21 PM »
How did you like Golden Compass?

Never seen nor read it.
Trailer wasn't interesting.
Reviews even less so.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #338 on: March 27, 2018, 03:18:48 AM »
Never seen nor read it.
Trailer wasn't interesting.
Reviews even less so.

Well I might go with "Spirited Away".  That was really good.
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Offline Baruch

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #339 on: March 27, 2018, 06:15:51 AM »
Well I might go with "Spirited Away".  That was really good.

I have yet to meet with anyone who didn't like that one.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #340 on: March 27, 2018, 01:57:15 PM »
Well I might go with "Spirited Away".  That was really good.
I still haven't gotten around to seeing that, and I have always liked Miyazaki's work.  I think I'll set aside some time for it soonish.
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Online Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #341 on: March 29, 2018, 02:52:09 PM »
TWD 8×13

I loved the first 15 minutes of this episode.  The action scenes in All Out War have been pretty damn good for the most part.

However, the show really struggles in other areas.  Case in point: last week's implausibly effective zombie ambush.

So after a big battle, our redshirts gather together to sleep on the floor.  And wouldn't you know it, a zombie sneaks up on them and bites a sleeping person.  Kinda strange that not one person in twenty was awake and watchful, but whatever.  Then another zombie FALLS DOWN THE FRIGGIN STAIRS and no one immediately wakes up.  Instead, the group of zombies have gotten three, maybe four people before people finally start to wake up and fight them off.  It's utter pandemonium with people ineffectually struggling against the zombies until our intrepid heroes rush in and save the day.

This is a writing trick I call "make the Redshirts incapable to make the protagonists look good".  TWD has had too much of this going on.

The protagonists should be (somewhat) more capable - but that's because they've done more and seen more.  They have the advantage of experience.  But the redshirts aren't supposed to lag too far behind them - they've seen their share of action, too.  Ideally, you want your protagonists to be agents of change who tip the scales in a conflict, not babysitters for people who are literally too dumb to live.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #342 on: April 12, 2018, 08:53:27 PM »


Granted, the finished product may look completely different...but I gotta say, this is one of the few DC shows I would actually be interested in watching and them looking like crap is throttling my mild hopes in the crib.  (let's just say that I would NOT be a blue lantern candidate, lol)

Offline Cavebear

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #343 on: April 12, 2018, 09:19:58 PM »
I still haven't gotten around to seeing that, and I have always liked Miyazaki's work.  I think I'll set aside some time for it soonish.

It is slow at points, but worth it by the end. 
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Online Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #344 on: Today at 12:30:13 AM »
Ah, I'll bite my tongue for now.
@Mr.Obvious Okay, I've finished Star Wars Rebels.  You may fire when ready.  :)

My review is that the series finale is better than the last 3 Star Wars movies put together.  Surpassed all my hopes.  Very dramatic, very touching, very inspirational, very...unexpected.

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― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
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