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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby jrisk » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:41 am

Well, I tried to not binge watch Orange is the New Black, but it still happened. I didn't even notice that the last episode was half an hour longer than a normal one, that's how engrossed I was. Great season with a satisfying end.
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby CleanThug » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:08 pm

It is currently 9:10 EST and Game of Thrones still hasn't been uploaded to HBO go

This night is dark and full of terrors

Edit: forget it the seven gods have prevailed
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby Stingray Sam » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:21 am

Fucking game of thrones HBO writers, god damnit what a bunch of assholes
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby oldtrailmix » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:52 am

im not particularly upset over the decisions, although some of them were really funny
Spoiler:
skellingtons, wrong # of eyes/bloodraven in general

but on the other hand
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tyrion's character arc is wackadactal now
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby vgtbls » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:41 am

The book readers are all really upset about something... It makes me too nervous to click on any discussion of the episode.
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby stappard_ » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:48 am

jrisk wrote:Well, I tried to not binge watch Orange is the New Black, but it still happened. I didn't even notice that the last episode was half an hour longer than a normal one, that's how engrossed I was. Great season with a satisfying end.



the ending was great certainly but did I miss any sort of resolution on the whole perjury thing from the beginning of the season? It seemed an odd choice to introduce that at the beginning and never resolve it. I guess they'll hold it back until they know how many more seasons they want to make
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby jrisk » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:22 pm

Orange is the new black
Spoiler:
I don't think the judge/jury ever thought she was committing perjury. If her testimony didn't conflict with Alex's they wouldn't really have suspected it. Alex's testimony could have just implicated her old boss while protecting Piper by saying that Piper had never met/interacted with him.
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby BobbyZamora » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:19 am

GOT S4E10

Spoiler:
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby lostie » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:42 pm

holy shit orphan black season 2 finale @seth83292 @missrowan

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somehow i didn't realize project castor would exist until now (have i just been really inattentive? have the writers been dropping hints all season that i've been missing)
it's certainly a logical leap, and i'm really excited for ari millen next season- his face is both terrifying and impossible to look away from, i don't know how to describe it. also hope this means a return to the prolethean storyline circa season 1 (henrik's farmhouse wasn't really captivating, idk).


all in all a great finale to a great show. i'm so happy tatiana maslany won the 2014 critics choice award- she's a brilliant actress.
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby seth83292 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:24 am

@lostie@missrowan anyone else who watches OB

Asgjkasd; a;gkjasd. Rambling thoughts about the episode incoming

Spoiler:
Brother sestra is the best phrase in ever.. I had completely forgot that Mark was military until now. I forgot Paul had talked to him about being military. I'm so glad it's not Paul or Fe who are the male clones. Paul basically can play only one scowling dude, and as much as a I love Felix I don't think that would have worked. I hope the show doesn't go crazy with Kira's "powers", did she revive cosima from the dead? Although I half expected Cosima to die during that dance scene, I wasn't used to being happy for more than 10 seconds without soul crushing reveals. Duncans suicide and Rachels reaction!!! What are they going to do with Helena? What was with that nitrogen scene before she left? I read on reddit that Helena could have put her fertilized eggs in there for Cosima's treatment via stem cells. Is Rachel dead or is she just going to rock a badass eye patch now? Was Paul the guy who Cal was chatting with on the "deep web?" Or was Paul Mrs. S' contact and that other woman was the deep web person.
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby lostie » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:23 am

more orphan black spoilers

Spoiler:
Helena is the cutest, hilariously enough. I thought at first she was going to burn down another building like she did with the Prolethean farmhouse, but the eggs/stem cell theory sounds really promising.

My vote's for eyepatch Rachel- I hope she slowly self-destructs next season..

I thought Marion was Cal's deep web contact- she's much higher-ranked than Paul and she definitely knows about Castor. Also pretty sure Paul was Siobhan's contact because they conspired to send Helena away (who knows).
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby Mippipopolous » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:02 pm

Anyone else excited for the new season of Legend of Korra? This Friday! It's definitely been a lot more uneven of a show than TLA, but it's still damn enjoyable and has some brilliant moments. I'm pumped for another season.
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby missrowan » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:17 am

@lostie @seth83292 re ob finale
Spoiler:
things I learned from the episode:

1 I dance like sarah manning, hell ya
2 ...

In all seriousness, I really think this season was Rachel's season. She was introduced at the end of the first and this whole season was her character and back story. She is utterly fascinating, I love her characterisation. I'm so excited to see her downward spiral as she basically loses her only weapons, which is control in dyad. Which characters do you guys want to see more of in s3?

Marion was Cal's contact, Paul was Siobhan's. Idk if Dylan Bruce is just not so great or if Paul is supposed to be completely devoid of emotion but thank God Ari Mullen is playing the Castor dudes. Mark was supposed to be killed off in episode 6 by Paul but the creators couldn't do it given how amazing the actor was. He's from my childhood town in Canada too. Hopefully I get to catch them filming this summer but if not I'm definitely going to go take some pictures of the shooting locations.
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby Mippipopolous » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:16 am

Ok, who else saw Korra? That shit delivered like crazy I'm so pumped for the rest of this season now it's gonna kick ass!
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby inherently » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:55 am

yeah it was awesome; the new villains are incredibly badass. There was also a good balance between plot and humor; Bolin and Meelo both had hilarious lines.

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Zuko showing up with a motherfucking dragon was also awesome
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby CleanThug » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:01 pm

I think it was @nevergreen who recc'd Entourage somewhere & this shit is tight. already on the 3rd season in like 3 days :sweg:
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby can- » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:15 am

The Wire spoilers S1

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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby smiles » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:20 am

Just finished Endeavour. Also liked Luther, Sherlock etc. Any recommendations?
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby chadnik » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:30 pm

Not TV proper but I really enjoyed the webseries High Maintenance. It's a series of ~12 episodes, not meant to be watched in any particular order. The only constant character is the Guy, the dealer, and each episode centers around a different "story" of the people he encounters. Sometimes episodes explore the influence of pot on different people's lives; mostly, the pot aspect is more of a gateway to explore/mock/empathize with different people's lives. Pretty savvy means of creating characterization, since a dealer is fairly unique in being a semi-stranger you let into your home.

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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby Mippipopolous » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:01 pm

If what I think just happened on Legend of Korra happened, then it may have become the show most capable of breaking my heart... I'm tearbending you guys. Big spoilers for the newest episode released this morning below...

Spoiler:
TENZIN! DON'T BE DEAD, YOU'RE MY HERO! :cry: One of the most brutal fights in the entire series, was on the edge of my seat the entire second half of the episode. If he's gone, he went out like the greatest of badasses. Protecting Korra, his family, his people. Easily could have beat Zaheer and took the entire Red Lotus to bring him down. Seriously, favorite character status cemented. You're the greatest, Tenzin. Can't wait for the finale.
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby oldtrailmix » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:28 pm

@heckawheel

i watched the first four eps in one night and am trying to motivate myself to come back to it. it's strange, i really enjoyed the episodes, but there's something really... temporary about it all. still great stuff though.
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby Syeknom » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:01 am

Utopia was one of the most compelling pieces of television I've seen in a long time. The sheer intensity of it all and the composition/visual choices/music create such an unnerving world.

Episode three in particular, jesus.
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby stappard_ » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:23 am

I actually felt oddly unmoved by Utopia. Watched the first series and for whatever reason it didn't resonate aesthetically or narratively. Critical consensus seems to be good, though - and all my friends tell me I'm wrong - so I suspect I'm in the minority.
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby Iliam » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:00 am

Has anyone watched the late 80's british tv show Traffik? I'm really enjoying it. It got turned into a v average film by Steven Soderbergh in the 2000s... but the original show is fantastic (so far).

It's about the international heroin trade. What's so great about it is that it dramatizes the complete network of drug trafficking - from the farmers in Iraq who have to grow the opium just to feed their families, to the impact on dealer's families when they are caught, and (of course) the effects on the first world users as well as looking at the police and the politicians who make the drug laws. that makes it sound more pious than it actually is; its really a great depiction of the global web of conflicting hopes, dreams, pressures, etc. that are involved in your everyday drug sale.
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby UnwashedMolasses » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:25 am

I'm assuming y'all are talking about British Utopia and not the new American Utopia?
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby effeffeight » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:13 pm

Has nobody posted curb your enthusiasm? :-|
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby nevergreen » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:05 am

i just finished the last episode of entourage i'm so sad :((
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby jrisk » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:25 am

I haven't ever seen curb your enthusiasm except for the clip with Michael J. Fox about Parkinsons. I love mj fox.
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby JtotheWhat » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:05 pm

The network 'starz' has been surprising me lately.. I didn't really like Spartacus at all but I just finished season 1 of Black Sails, an hour long drama about pirates, and really enjoyed it. Also I just watched the premier of their new show Outlander and think it will be a really great show, production value seems on point and the plot is intriguing.

Another show I have watched since it started is Hell on Wheels, I didn't see anyone else mention it but it has slowly become one of my favorite shows. I think this season might be the best yet.
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby JtotheWhat » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:05 pm

Syeknom wrote:Utopia was one of the most compelling pieces of television I've seen in a long time. The sheer intensity of it all and the composition/visual choices/music create such an unnerving world.

Episode three in particular, jesus.


I hadn't watched it until a couple of days ago when I read this post, just finished binging both series.. Honestly one of my favorite shows of all time, can't wait for the 3rd.
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