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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #870 on: September 23, 2020, 11:44:41 PM »
Good Eats Reloaded on Hulu, which is a lead-in for an upcoming new series of Good Eats.  I do love me some Alton Brown.

That used to be the only show I'd watch on Food Network. I hate all these cooking competitions with their forced drama. 99% of it is fake, just like all other "reality TV" shows. They always happen to finish as the last second. They supposedly make up a dish on the spot, with no hesitation, no preparation, they have no issues finding the specific ingredients they need (guess they have a pantry from the Harry Potter universe, which magics things they want into existence), and have to drastically change their plans in the middle of them cooking when the announcers add some weird instructions they all have to follow. Oh, yeah, and they always somehow find time to interview people every couple of minutes, despite the time limit being super tight. I remember in one of these shows, they had kids competing, and they had the kids randomly pick ingredients they'd have to incorporate into their dish. This Japanese kid just happens to pick wontons. Give me a break. They clearly walked in with those, and the producers were like, "Okay, hide them under a bowl and pretend you've never seen them before." Shows like these feel like they're insulting my intelligence, expecting me to believe it's real.

Good Eats, on the other hand, is like the Bill Nye of food. He doesn't just cook stuff, but he explains the science of why things work the way they do, and he throws in historical trivia. I always found that stuff super interesting, and it's all presented in an entertaining way. Also, it has become a tradition for me to bake his fruit cake every Christmas season. My parents in particular really like it. It's made with dried fruits that are rehydrated in golden rum.
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Offline trdsf

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #871 on: September 26, 2020, 03:07:50 PM »
That used to be the only show I'd watch on Food Network. I hate all these cooking competitions with their forced drama. 99% of it is fake, just like all other "reality TV" shows. They always happen to finish as the last second. They supposedly make up a dish on the spot, with no hesitation, no preparation, they have no issues finding the specific ingredients they need (guess they have a pantry from the Harry Potter universe, which magics things they want into existence), and have to drastically change their plans in the middle of them cooking when the announcers add some weird instructions they all have to follow. Oh, yeah, and they always somehow find time to interview people every couple of minutes, despite the time limit being super tight. I remember in one of these shows, they had kids competing, and they had the kids randomly pick ingredients they'd have to incorporate into their dish. This Japanese kid just happens to pick wontons. Give me a break. They clearly walked in with those, and the producers were like, "Okay, hide them under a bowl and pretend you've never seen them before." Shows like these feel like they're insulting my intelligence, expecting me to believe it's real.

Good Eats, on the other hand, is like the Bill Nye of food. He doesn't just cook stuff, but he explains the science of why things work the way they do, and he throws in historical trivia. I always found that stuff super interesting, and it's all presented in an entertaining way. Also, it has become a tradition for me to bake his fruit cake every Christmas season. My parents in particular really like it. It's made with dried fruits that are rehydrated in golden rum.

Reloaded is taking some of the original episodes, and explaining things that were left unclear due to time constraints, or just flat admitting he was wrong about something and/or has completely changed his technique.  And it's just as much fun as the original series was.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #872 on: September 27, 2020, 12:22:43 AM »
I have an ongoing theory that the french guy in The Boys is not actually french in the slightest.  At least, not a native speaker, which calls into question his alleged childhood in France.  My latest evidence:

"He look familiar to you?"
"Je ne sais pas"

Sais = a conjugation of savoir (to know), so it makes literal sense to english speakers.  However, when a french speaker talks about knowing a person, they would almost certainly use connaître (to know of, to be familiar with).

Savoir is more like knowing facts (knowing how to swim, knowing karate, etc), connaître is more like "knowing"/familiarity with people and places (I know my neighbor, I know this city, etc).  Very similar words, but not quite the same.

Imho, the character is an imposter.  Très sus.

But hey, that's just a theory.  A TV theory.  ...and cut!
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #873 on: September 27, 2020, 07:17:05 AM »
I have an ongoing theory that the french guy in The Boys is not actually french in the slightest.  At least, not a native speaker, which calls into question his alleged childhood in France.  My latest evidence:

"He look familiar to you?"
"Je ne sais pas"

Sais = a conjugation of savoir (to know), so it makes literal sense to english speakers.  However, when a french speaker talks about knowing a person, they would almost certainly use connaître (to know of, to be familiar with).

Savoir is more like knowing facts (knowing how to swim, knowing karate, etc), connaître is more like "knowing"/familiarity with people and places (I know my neighbor, I know this city, etc).  Very similar words, but not quite the same.

Imho, the character is an imposter.  Très sus.

But hey, that's just a theory.  A TV theory.  ...and cut!

It could be just daily, street talk or maybe used to show his social class in fiction? It's the same in my tongue. The verb 'to know' is not used for people, it is incorrect but people do speak like that. You could say 'I don't know anything about him.' But you don't say 'I don't know him'. It sounds silly. 
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #874 on: October 03, 2020, 05:48:32 PM »
Season 2 of Primal starts tomorrow.

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Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #875 on: October 09, 2020, 04:48:34 PM »
Close Enough. Animation. I like it so far.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #876 on: October 09, 2020, 04:50:58 PM »
Season 2 of Primal starts tomorrow.



When I saw that, I thought somebody was making fun of Tarkovsky and I was going to cheer, lol. Getting old.
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« Reply #877 on: October 10, 2020, 12:57:59 AM »
I just caught The Boys season 2 finale.  I felt so many emotions!  I've never watched a TV show and cackled from schadenfreude one moment, get gutpunched the next, and finally feel genuinely happy (that's the word right, "happy"?  That lesser-known third and final emotion after anger and sadness)

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #878 on: October 10, 2020, 02:48:34 AM »
Apparently, Primal is still on Season 1. I don't get how seasons are numbered. What determines what is the end of one season and the beginning of the next? You'd think a pretty lengthy break in production would constitute a shift in seasons, but no. Some shows have no breaks in between, but they still split that time into seasons. I don't get it.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Offline drunkenshoe

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #879 on: October 20, 2020, 08:10:50 AM »
I finally got around to watch The Boys series. I'm in first season, ep 5. I loved it so far. I didn't expect that honestly. Finally, a realistic superhero show in a realistic world. 

I'm going to marry Billy when I grow up and Homelander is one of the scariest, creepist villain I've ever seen. *Shudders.

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"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #880 on: October 20, 2020, 01:02:58 PM »
I know I'm way late to the party but we finally got around to watching The Haunting of Hill House. Horror is one of my least favorite genres but this series was one of the best supernatural dramas I have ever seen. I was completely invested the entire time. There is a ghost of a tall floating man who ambulates with a cane that creeped me out in a primal way that I can't recall experiencing since I was a child.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #881 on: October 20, 2020, 01:19:02 PM »
I know I'm way late to the party but we finally got around to watching The Haunting of Hill House. Horror is one of my least favorite genres but this series was one of the best supernatural dramas I have ever seen. I was completely invested the entire time. There is a ghost of a tall floating man who ambulates with a cane that creeped me out in a primal way that I can't recall experiencing since I was a child.
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The Haunting anthology series. It is loosely based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson.
Shirley Jackson???  Of The Lottery??  You've got my attention.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #882 on: October 21, 2020, 12:26:03 PM »


Another Animaniacs trailer. This one's hilarious.
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Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #883 on: October 21, 2020, 01:49:26 PM »
I have an ongoing theory that the french guy in The Boys is not actually french in the slightest.  At least, not a native speaker, which calls into question his alleged childhood in France.  My latest evidence:

"He look familiar to you?"
"Je ne sais pas"

Sais = a conjugation of savoir (to know), so it makes literal sense to english speakers.  However, when a french speaker talks about knowing a person, they would almost certainly use connaître (to know of, to be familiar with).

Savoir is more like knowing facts (knowing how to swim, knowing karate, etc), connaître is more like "knowing"/familiarity with people and places (I know my neighbor, I know this city, etc).  Very similar words, but not quite the same.

Imho, the character is an imposter.  Très sus.

But hey, that's just a theory.  A TV theory.  ...and cut!

Honestly, je ne sais pas Is à valid response.
Yeah, he could say, non je ne connais pas lui. Or any other number of responses, depending on the situation. Like, 'Qui, ce homme ? Comment je peux connaiser lui ? Je n' ai jamais vu lui.' or 'je n' ai pas déjà rencontré ce garçon.'

Might not be the most standard response, but it' s valid.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #884 on: October 21, 2020, 01:56:04 PM »
Is it me or does he sound Algerian-French? I mean the character.
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