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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by nicole » 11 Jul 2019, 17:29

I liked season 2.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Kolohe » 11 Jul 2019, 18:27

I like Vince Vaughn
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Warren » 11 Jul 2019, 18:29

Get a room you two.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by lunchstealer » 11 Jul 2019, 18:48

And set up a window/peephole where Ellie can watch.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Painboy » 11 Jul 2019, 21:35

I've been really enjoying Parks and Recreation but this last season is terrible. The whole Google/Facebook analog "stealing muh datas" is ridiculous even for that show. Most importantly it hasn't been very funny either. The writing in general has been declining in the later seasons but this is becoming unwatchable.

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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Andrew » 11 Jul 2019, 21:47

Painboy wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 21:35
I've been really enjoying Parks and Recreation but this last season is terrible. The whole Google/Facebook analog "stealing muh datas" is ridiculous even for that show. Most importantly it hasn't been very funny either. The writing in general has been declining in the later seasons but this is becoming unwatchable.
I watched seasons 2-4. I enjoyed it, but that was enough for me.
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Post by Ellie » 12 Jul 2019, 15:33

One last Vulture quote I loved, and then I promise not to say anything more about TDS2 for a while. (I make no promises about Season 3.)
Pizzolatto’s season-two characters didn’t feel like characters so much as badass losers whose backstories kept piling misfortune upon tragedy like Jenga blocks.

Paul was a closeted gay man being wrongly targeted in a sexual harassment case. His floozy single mom (Lolita Davidovich) stole his nest egg, and he suffered PTSD from his Afghanistan experience that apparently included a My Lai–type massacre (the details on that last thing were sketchy even by season two’s standards). Ani was a woman in a male-dominated profession; and a male-dominated genre, the neo-noir crime thriller; and a male-dominated network, HBO; and a male-dominated series, True Detective; add to that a tangled sexual history subjected to a sniggering double standard by her colleagues, and a hippie-guru father (David Morse) spouting Cool Whip homilies, and a sister named Athena (Leven Rambin) who freaked her out by becoming an Internet porn performer, and a childhood spent in a New Age commune where a bearded visitor molested her in the back of a van, and she was toting around a half-ton Santa bag of woe. Ray was a dirty cop and an alcoholic and a cokehead and an angry divorced father and a guy with daddy issues, and also he murdered the man he thought raped his wife and fathered his son, and unfortunately those last two things turned out not to be true. Ray lost his mustache after the shootout. Maybe he lost his mustache during the shootout — there was a lot going on.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Warren » 12 Jul 2019, 16:36

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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Andrew » 12 Jul 2019, 16:56

I haven't seen season 2, but a blog that I read made the argument that it should be watched as satire of neo-noir detective shows:

https://biblioklept.org/2015/08/08/a-ri ... ir-satire/
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by nicole » 12 Jul 2019, 17:05

Yeah for sure.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 12 Jul 2019, 17:29

Andrew wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:56
I haven't seen season 2, but a blog that I read made the argument that it should be watched as satire of neo-noir detective shows:

https://biblioklept.org/2015/08/08/a-ri ... ir-satire/
That's certainly a reasonable way to silk purse a sow's ear, but the same argument could be made about, say, The Room.

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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by JasonL » 12 Jul 2019, 17:37

To DARs point, unintentional satire possibly. They just took every noire trope in the world and dropped them in the blender. Oh gawd those Vaughn soliloquies.

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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by lunchstealer » 12 Jul 2019, 18:36

Four episodes in, Comedy Central's new sketch show, "Alternativo" is pretty good.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Jasper » 15 Jul 2019, 18:15

Season 2 of Dark dropped on Netflix, which makes me very happy.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Ellie » Yesterday, 16:09

True Detective Season 3 is just boring. There are three timelines going at once which don't seem to feed into each other in any satisfying way. There's the initial crime, which apparently ends with a conviction. There's 10 years later, which is the conviction getting overturned AND one of the missing kids' prints turning up in a robbery AND the wife having written a book about the initial crime AND the detective reuniting with his old partner. So kind of none of the first storyline is interesting because you know it's all going to end up moot 10 years later .Then there's 25 years after that when the detective has Alzheimer's and keeps threatening suicide to his son? Like, way to go, father of the year, dump that on your kid's conscience. Which is the other thing I really hate about this season -- the main guy is so unlikeable. He's just constantly moping and bitching and being a huge pain in the ass and acting like he's the only person who's ever experienced hardship, ever. Ugh. I'm just going to look up whodunit so I don't have to keep watching him brood at me for four more episodes.
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