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

Post by Warren » 14 Sep 2017, 11:28

I watch Archer sometimes, but not as entertainment.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by the innominate one » 14 Sep 2017, 11:41

nicole wrote:
14 Sep 2017, 09:07
the innominate one wrote:
06 Sep 2017, 00:39
A disappointing part of the Pamela Anderson roast is they didn't include Bea Arthur's performance, which was one of the best parts. Her performance was probably too subtle for most people.
What?!? Bea Arthur made that roast!
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Watching the first episode of Twin Peaks, for the first time.

Would this be better while stoned?
Is there something that isn't?

But yeah.
True, almost everything is better while stoned. Not trying to do statistics accurately, but most things. The episode was fine, I asked that question during the opening sequence.

Archer rules. The later seasons aren't as good as the earlier, but still good.

Jasper - True Detective season 1 is excellent, I agree. There is no season 3.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by nicole » 14 Sep 2017, 11:43

I also prefer Archer but I still think Bob is super funny.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by nicole » 14 Sep 2017, 11:44

the innominate one wrote:
14 Sep 2017, 11:41
nicole wrote:
14 Sep 2017, 09:08
the innominate one wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 10:58
Watching the first episode of Twin Peaks, for the first time.

Would this be better while stoned?
Is there something that isn't?

But yeah.
True, almost everything is better while stoned. Not trying to do statistics accurately, but most things. The episode was fine, I asked that question during the opening sequence.
The real answer is, you do have to "get into the mood" of it or whatever, because of how stylized it is.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by the innominate one » 14 Sep 2017, 11:51

Yes, that was my thought at the time.


On Bob's Burgers:
Honestly, Linda's voice is intolerable, even if the show were side splitting.
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Post by MJGreen » 14 Sep 2017, 13:06

Warren wrote:
the innominate one wrote: Watching the first episode of Bob's Burgers confirms my inclination to not have watched it sooner. How can anyone tolerate the voice of someone like the Linda character for any amount of time is beyond me. Plus, not generally entertaining.
I plowed through the whole first season. It doesn't get better.
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Post by the innominate one » 14 Sep 2017, 13:31

Keska say horse butt?
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Ellie » 14 Sep 2017, 17:13

I can't say when Bob's Burgers grew the beard, but it did take awhile to find its rhythm. I really love it, though. Linda and I are pretty much the same person (though I do hope my voice is less annoying).
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by lunchstealer » 14 Sep 2017, 17:51

Jennifer wrote:
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Yeesh, the South Park season premiere was super-disappointing.
I hadn't watched in forever, so the whole Cartman whosits Alexa love triangle was just jarring and weird.

I think they missed the boat on the remodeling shows by about two years. In 2015 it would be funny. In 2017 it just seems sloppy. They had to explain the joke in the name.

The "You Will Not Replace Us!" chant was funny in the South Park ohshittheywentthere way, so, 1.2/5, maybe?
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by nicole » 14 Sep 2017, 17:57

Ellie wrote:
14 Sep 2017, 17:13
I can't say when Bob's Burgers grew the beard, but it did take awhile to find its rhythm. I really love it, though. Linda and I are pretty much the same person (though I do hope my voice is less annoying).
Personally I knew by "Crawl Space" that I was all in.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Jennifer » 14 Sep 2017, 18:03

lunchstealer wrote:
14 Sep 2017, 17:51
Jennifer wrote:
13 Sep 2017, 23:50
Yeesh, the South Park season premiere was super-disappointing.
I hadn't watched in forever, so the whole Cartman whosits Alexa love triangle was just jarring and weird.

I think they missed the boat on the remodeling shows by about two years. In 2015 it would be funny. In 2017 it just seems sloppy. They had to explain the joke in the name.

The "You Will Not Replace Us!" chant was funny in the South Park ohshittheywentthere way, so, 1.2/5, maybe?
I might, possibly, have liked the episode a tad more had I not seen any ads or summaries about it beforehand. Instead, I saw episode summaries and brief teasers suggesting they were going to turn their brand of satire on the tiki-torch Nazis, but instead of satirizing them, it was almost like they whitewashed them (bad choice of words, I know). The actual Charlottesville marchers were not protesting automation putting them out of work; they were expressing rage at entire subgroups of people comprising almost half the country's population (Jews + everyone not considered "white" by current racial standards). And very few of the Charlottesville marchers were middle-aged or older folks with genuinely sympathetic complaints about how they can't find work because their skills are outdated but they lack the money and/or time to get new skills; most of those Nazi/Confederate assholes were college students or at least college age.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by the innominate one » 14 Sep 2017, 18:13

South Park should do an episode about jumping the shark, because they clearly have. It would be the ultimate in self-referential and intertextual storytelling.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Jennifer » 14 Sep 2017, 18:47

the innominate one wrote:
14 Sep 2017, 18:13
South Park should do an episode about jumping the shark, because they clearly have. It would be the ultimate in self-referential and intertextual storytelling.
The series finale of Batman: The Brave and the Bold did that, complete with Batman literally jumping over a shark.

Last season of South Park was pretty good, I thought. But last night's episode -- yuck. If that was the best they could do with Charlottesville, they should've just ignored it altogether. "Presenting something as completely different and far more innocuous than it actually was" is NOT the definition of "satire," dumbasses.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Painboy » 14 Sep 2017, 18:54

Ellie wrote:
14 Sep 2017, 17:13
I can't say when Bob's Burgers grew the beard, but it did take awhile to find its rhythm. I really love it, though. Linda and I are pretty much the same person (though I do hope my voice is less annoying).
Yeah I really liked it pretty much from the get-go. Of course anything with Jon Benjamin is going to get my attention.

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Post by Kolohe » 14 Sep 2017, 22:14

the innominate one wrote:
14 Sep 2017, 18:13
South Park should do an episode about jumping the shark, because they clearly have. It would be the ultimate in self-referential and intertextual storytelling.
They did that episode. The one with Family guy and the Manatees and Mohamed.
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Post by the innominate one » 14 Sep 2017, 23:05

And then they should have stopped producing the show.
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Post by Sandy » 14 Sep 2017, 23:23

Can't remember if I've mentioned it, but sneaking of H. Jon Benjamin, People of Earth is a great show. It's Douglas Adams for the late 20-teens.
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Post by the innominate one » 14 Sep 2017, 23:43

Difficult People s2 introduces a transwoman who is amusingly aggressive and a 9/11 truther. Lots of good cameos in the series, including Tina Fey as herself and Seth Meyers as a gay conman. John Mulaney also hooks up with Billy the gay protagonist.

Julie's boyfriend has a lot of amusing pet names for her, in an understated recurring joke.

Mink Stole guests as well in one episode.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Andrew » 17 Sep 2017, 22:00

Season 4 of Bojack isn't exactly blowing my mind.
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Post by Mo » 17 Sep 2017, 23:12

I caught Spy on the plane and it was pretty darn good. Spicer should go back to Hollywood.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by the innominate one » 18 Sep 2017, 12:26

Andrew wrote:
17 Sep 2017, 22:00
Season 4 of Bojack isn't exactly blowing my mind.
How far along are you?
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Andrew » 18 Sep 2017, 12:29

the innominate one wrote:
18 Sep 2017, 12:26
Andrew wrote:
17 Sep 2017, 22:00
Season 4 of Bojack isn't exactly blowing my mind.
How far along are you?
4 episodes.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by the innominate one » 18 Sep 2017, 12:31

It gets better, but pretty slowly.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Kolohe » 18 Sep 2017, 15:17

If there is something that actually bothered me about the Emmys, it that with the well over 400 scripted shows (so they said), so many of the same show were nominated for various categories. I.e. all those categories that are judged by episode, like writing & directing, had numerous episodes of a single show nominated. I seem to remember one category basically being between two shows, with 3 episodes of one and 3 of the other.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by the innominate one » 18 Sep 2017, 21:55

Notable line from an episode of Difficult People: Billy tells a crew member that he wishes his friend Julie were here, she'd tell him what to do. The crew member replied, "Julie, huh? Does Julie have a big pussy? I like it when the roast beef goes past the bread."
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