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Offline pr126

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #465 on: October 29, 2018, 01:23:47 AM »
Apu from the Simpsons is tossed into the memory hole, becomes an unperson.

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Offline Baruch

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #466 on: October 29, 2018, 04:08:02 AM »
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Apu from the Simpsons is tossed into the memory hole, becomes an unperson.

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I think all TV should be shut down, for stereotyping White males ;-)

As far as sexism goes ... I like strong characters, of either gender.  A man doesn't have to be effeminate (unless he is also a serial killer aka Dressed to Kill).  A woman doesn't have to be masculine (unless it is about steroid cheating in the Olympics).
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #467 on: October 30, 2018, 11:19:09 AM »
In the spirit of Halloween, I'm watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. So far it is pretty good. I do like the animated opening credits.

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Offline Baruch

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #468 on: October 30, 2018, 06:58:26 PM »
Looks like a New England stereotype ;-)  The very beginning shows ... it is a dentist's nightmare.  All those bleeding gums!
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Offline Shiranu

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #469 on: November 28, 2018, 07:02:44 PM »
Rewatching Star Trek: TNG...

Fuck, I miss the era of television that was almost more a stage play than a movie. The sets all look like something that would have been just as at home on a stage than on television, several of the actors were classically trained actors whom's delivery was very classic and grandiose (and particularly Sir Patrick Stewart's and John de Lancie's performances stand-out in this)...

I don't know, when you compare television today to this era... T.V. today seems far more akin to some multi-million dollar movie production, with admittedly better acting (since you don't have to exaggerate your tone and features for people farther away to hear or see them) and better graphics, and maybe that's okay... but there is something just innately romantic about the classical stage performance that has been part of human history for at least 2500 years, and it's a shame that even within my generation it's something that's been almost completely lost in popular media.
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Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #470 on: November 29, 2018, 10:33:46 AM »
I miss that, too.  I don't mind the more movie-like quality of current TV - it's not better or worse, just different, but I do get bouts of nostalgia with TNG and Babylon 5.

Offline trdsf

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #471 on: November 29, 2018, 12:20:44 PM »
MST3K is back for Season 12!

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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #472 on: December 03, 2018, 04:18:44 PM »
I know this is old news for people in Britian but I am enjoying Derren Brown's Netflix specials. Manipulating people into murder or taking a bullet is pretty disturbing.

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Offline Baruch

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #473 on: December 03, 2018, 07:42:07 PM »
MK Ultra is a surprise?
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Offline Munch

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #474 on: January 09, 2019, 04:57:24 PM »
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Interesting video. I don't watch modern Simpsons, I'd say I fell off the Simpsons wagon around season 15-16, but found myself rewatching older episodes I taped back then. A series you can look at between when it began and how it is today, it's weird, since the characters despite sounding and looking the same, just don't feel the same anymore.

When I first watched the show, I remember originally hating homer, nowhere acted with his family and others. Yet as time went on and I grew up, I began to find him hilarious in context of the show itself. I can still watch those early seasons and like the characters including homer, because those early seasons had charm and relatability.

But I can't do that with Simpsons today, the characters are like parodies of their former selves. Homers become a copy of Peter Griffin, which ironically family guy started out similar to Simpsons but ended up going down an apathetic and amoral route, so you can see how they play off each other now in trying to be the most obnoxious in an effort to keep ratings.

I'll keep rewatching classic Simpsons time to time, but yeah, fuck what this shows turned into.

Offline Baruch

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #475 on: January 09, 2019, 07:23:59 PM »
Lisa became the evil feminist power behind the couch.  Don't trust anyone who plays saxaphone, like Bill Clinton.
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Offline Munch

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #476 on: January 09, 2019, 08:29:24 PM »
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Lisa became the evil feminist power behind the couch.  Don't trust anyone who plays saxaphone, like Bill Clinton.

And homer became jerkass homer.



pretty much all the main characters became stereotypes without depth, and the background characters are now cardboard stand ins instead of once interesting characters. 

Offline Baruch

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #477 on: January 10, 2019, 05:18:45 AM »
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And homer became jerkass homer.



pretty much all the main characters became stereotypes without depth, and the background characters are now cardboard stand ins instead of once interesting characters.

Neo-lib propaganda at its best.  You realize, that any show that is popular, is infiltrated by the propaganda arm of the security services, right?
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Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #478 on: January 10, 2019, 03:50:28 PM »
So I'm watching an old Game of Thrones season 7 video where the caster goes over alleged season 7 leaks and dismisses most of it as illogical, absurd, fanfic-quality stuff. 

Plot twist: that leak was accurate af, making the video inadvertently hilarious.  *eats popcorn*
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