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

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 23 Oct 2017, 13:55

Ellie wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 09:45
Ha! You know me, I am all about kinkshaming.

I bailed with one episode to go. The whole "oh my god he said 'cunts'" drama is so stupid. If it happened in real life, they should have found a way to actually make it interesting; if they just made it up for the show that's embarrassing. Plus the girlfriend is still annoying and I don't care about the tuna in Dr. Carr's laundry room. And I'm pretty sure I already know what happens with the kid rapist murder lie detector test rock thing, from the book, so I don't need to see that either.

I think I am so annoyed about this show because I'm in a major showhole and I thought this would finally break me out of it!

Edited to add: it is very pretty to look at, though.
I watched, well, let's say sat sort of in front of the TV while the series ran and I concur with Ellie. At best, it's way over-touted. Aside from the fact that there are nearly as many movies and TV shows about FBI serial killer profilers as there are about Liam Neeson using his "special skills" to save the day, I absolutely disagree that the character of the principal roles got fleshed out or that their chemistry improved. It's C minus at best.

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

Post by JasonL » 23 Oct 2017, 15:02

I honestly think my near zero tolerance for vampires is higher at this point than my tolerance for serial killer fare. It is the most overdone conceit over the span of my TV watching life.

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

Post by Eric the .5b » 23 Oct 2017, 15:05

JasonL wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 15:02
I honestly think my near zero tolerance for vampires is higher at this point than my tolerance for serial killer fare. It is the most overdone conceit over the span of my TV watching life.
Are there vampire shows on the air? I've lost track.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by JasonL » 23 Oct 2017, 15:12

Maybe? Dunno. I would agree we are way down from peak vampyre, but even so any new thing I see makes my eye twitch. I do occasionally have to appeal to the Beckinsale Exclusion for my derision.

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

Post by Jasper » 24 Oct 2017, 10:18

Eric the .5b wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 15:05
JasonL wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 15:02
I honestly think my near zero tolerance for vampires is higher at this point than my tolerance for serial killer fare. It is the most overdone conceit over the span of my TV watching life.
Are there vampire shows on the air? I've lost track.
The Strain is still running. True Blood maybe?
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Eric the .5b » 24 Oct 2017, 12:52

Jasper wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 10:18
Eric the .5b wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 15:05
JasonL wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 15:02
I honestly think my near zero tolerance for vampires is higher at this point than my tolerance for serial killer fare. It is the most overdone conceit over the span of my TV watching life.
Are there vampire shows on the air? I've lost track.
The Strain is still running. True Blood maybe?
True Blood is over. I had forgotten about The Strain, though I'm given to understand that's more Nazis-with-withered-genitals-and-face-tentacles than, say, The Vampire Diaries.

(Though, apparently, there's a spinoff of the latter show still on, The Originals, about a bunch of werewolf-vampire hybrids? Ooer. Apparently, its next season is its last)
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Jasper » 24 Oct 2017, 13:02

Eric the .5b wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 12:52
Jasper wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 10:18
Eric the .5b wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 15:05
JasonL wrote:
23 Oct 2017, 15:02
I honestly think my near zero tolerance for vampires is higher at this point than my tolerance for serial killer fare. It is the most overdone conceit over the span of my TV watching life.
Are there vampire shows on the air? I've lost track.
The Strain is still running. True Blood maybe?
True Blood is over. I had forgotten about The Strain, though I'm given to understand that's more Nazis-with-withered-genitals-and-face-tentacles than, say, The Vampire Diaries.

(Though, apparently, there's a spinoff of the latter show still on, The Originals, about a bunch of werewolf-vampire hybrids? Ooer. Apparently, its next season is its last)
Yeah, The Strain is more blood sucking freaks apocalypse than classic vampire; that's true.

Forgot about the tween urban fantasy stuff on networks like CW.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 28 Oct 2017, 14:09

After how many episodes of Stranger Things (Season 1) am I supposed to really like it and not think I'm watching Stand By E.T.'s Pretty in Pink X Files?

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

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 29 Oct 2017, 09:43

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
28 Oct 2017, 14:09
After how many episodes of Stranger Things (Season 1) am I supposed to really like it and not think I'm watching Stand By E.T.'s Pretty in Pink X Files?
That's kinda the point. It's central "reference" is basically a Stephen King miniseries that doesn't suck.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Ellie » 04 Nov 2017, 21:26

Watching Alias Grace and getting thoroughly upset at how bad life used to suck during the past.
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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

Post by the innominate one » 04 Nov 2017, 21:45

Blindspot season 3 is off to a pretty good start.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by the innominate one » 08 Nov 2017, 19:37

The CW has a show called Riverdale, which is a noir live action version of the comics about Archie Andrews and the gang. First episode is pretty good. It's modern, so Miss Grundy is more like Mrs. Robinson. Turns out Jughead isn't into girls because he's gay. Season 1 streaming on Netflix.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Warren » 08 Nov 2017, 22:38

the innominate one wrote:
08 Nov 2017, 19:37
The CW has a show called Riverdale, which is a noir live action version of the comics about Archie Andrews and the gang. First episode is pretty good. It's modern, so Miss Grundy is more like Mrs. Robinson. Turns out Jughead isn't into girls because he's gay. Season 1 streaming on Netflix.
If you ever thought, What if they renamed the cast of characters of 90210 the with the names from Archie's gang, that's the show for you. If you have any love for Archie comics, probably best to give it a pass.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by the innominate one » 09 Nov 2017, 17:31

Embarrassing Bodies on Netflix looks promising.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by the innominate one » 09 Nov 2017, 22:30

the innominate one wrote:
08 Nov 2017, 19:37
The CW has a show called Riverdale, which is a noir live action version of the comics about Archie Andrews and the gang. First episode is pretty good. It's modern, so Miss Grundy is more like Mrs. Robinson. Turns out Jughead isn't into girls because he's gay. Season 1 streaming on Netflix.
I take it back about Jughead being gay. I confused him with another character. The series does start with a mysterious death. Moose is bi-curious on the DL.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by the innominate one » 09 Nov 2017, 22:35

Shades of Twin Peaks, Mädchem Amick plays Betty's mother.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by dbcooper » 11 Nov 2017, 05:56

Next season of Mindhunter will be about the Atlanta child murders.

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/10/mindhu ... 201889047/
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Ellie » 11 Nov 2017, 12:23

Ellie wrote:
04 Nov 2017, 21:26
Watching Alias Grace and getting thoroughly upset at how bad life used to suck during the past.
Overall pretty good, although the "reveal" was stupid and pointless.

It certainly helped that the main actress was very attractive :)
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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

Post by the innominate one » 11 Nov 2017, 12:28

That always helps.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by the innominate one » 12 Nov 2017, 21:19

dbcooper wrote:
11 Nov 2017, 05:56
Next season of Mindhunter will be about the Atlanta child murders.

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/10/mindhu ... 201889047/
I would like to watch a well-done documentary series on abnormal psychology, including serial killers.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by the innominate one » 12 Nov 2017, 21:23

the innominate one wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 17:31
Embarrassing Bodies on Netflix looks promising.
It's interesting. Just finished the episode on breasts. The male doctor put on a pair of fake bare breasts with simulated suspicious lumps in them and walked around on a public street to teach women proper breast exam techniques. I love Brits.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by the innominate one » 12 Nov 2017, 21:29

Starting episode on vaginas, to be followed by an episode on penises. Amazed that these folk agreed to have what they consider to be embarrassing genitals shown on tv, along with their faces.
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