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Offerings of thy Idiot Box....or "whatcha watching on the tube?"

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« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2014, 06:18:52 pm »

Yeah, Brooklyn has been a really funny show so far! I began watching it with low expectations, but have been happily surprised!
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« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2014, 07:23:59 pm »

True Detective is probably the most amazing thing I've ever seen on TV.
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« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2014, 09:28:34 pm »

I hope this makes you cough up a lung laughing like it did for me:

http://truedetectiveconversations.tumblr.com/
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« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2014, 10:33:35 pm »

Oh shit, that's hilarious.
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« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2014, 05:06:18 pm »

That last scene!  thud.gif

Orson Welles would have been proud (and jealous).
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« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2014, 06:00:26 pm »

Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, and the guy who did Children Of Men and Gravity. I've long been a sucker for the unbroken tracking shot, nothing gets me more involved in what I'm seeing than that. I don't think I'll ever like one more than the scene in goodfellas when Henry and Karen go into the restaurant and to the front of the theater to see Henny Youngman, but that was an incredible scene. I watched it a bunch of times and noticed stuff each time.   
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« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2014, 06:03:03 pm »

Jeopardy!
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John Stewart
Stephen Colbert
The Walking Dead
The Middle
Parks and Recreation
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« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2014, 07:24:33 pm »

The Walking Dead
The Middle
The Goldbergs

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« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2014, 08:35:50 pm »

Just watched a three ep marathon of the Goldbergs. That show's production is excellent.

Over at Dinosaur Dracula, the producer details that he has to fight with production sometimes to maintain authenticity, but it's WORTH it.

I cringe when I watch That 70s show and they show Eric's star wars toys, because they're anachronistic.

But they were swinging vintage, 1983 lightsabers on The Goldbergs tonight. The damn things are $120 each on ebay!

But that tiny detail is as important to me as the furniture, or the model car they drive.
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« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2014, 08:45:38 pm »

Yep, one of the reasons I LOVE that damn show!!!!!
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« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2014, 09:03:04 pm »

It's gonna become the essential 1980s nostalgia show, the same as Happy Days was for the 50s, or That 70s Show for the 70s.
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« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2014, 09:07:27 pm »

Link to the article about toys on the show
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« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2014, 09:04:46 pm »

So much for "six seasons and a movie". Community has been cancelled. Sad

Really sad news indeed.

As for True Detective, I loved it, but I would have loved it more if the end of the show wasn't a false break for the character.

The concept is really hard to explain in a different language (and avoiding spoilers too), but basically the turning point of the character at the end is only a break for the audience, not the character, and it's designed to apply to the audience's need for closure and not the character's.

Don't get me wrong, it's beautifully writen like the rest of the show, so much that I almost didn't notice. But something was off for me at the end and I had to rewatch it several times and disect it in order to understand why.
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« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2014, 04:00:45 pm »

that wasn't my experience at all, I felt like it made perfect sense. Sometimes surviving things changes us for the better.
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« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2014, 11:14:58 pm »

As for True Detective, I loved it, but I would have loved it more if the end of the show wasn't a false break for the character.

The concept is really hard to explain in a different language (and avoiding spoilers too), but basically the turning point of the character at the end is only a break for the audience, not the character, and it's designed to apply to the audience's need for closure and not the character's.

Don't get me wrong, it's beautifully writen like the rest of the show, so much that I almost didn't notice. But something was off for me at the end and I had to rewatch it several times and disect it in order to understand why.

That makes a lot of sense to me. It's like Brubaker said, that the show plays out like a novel. And the ends of novels usually leave me feeling the same way. It's what happens before the ending that is the greatness, but there is a need to wrap it up in a palatable way, which can sometimes feel like petering out...
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