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Postby orochigeese » Fri May 12, 2017 4:45 am

fullbug wrote:LOL! :lol:
Nice guess for the return date of ST, turns out its Halloween night.... 8-)


Perfect. Go trick-or-treating to supply an epic sugar high to watch a few episodes that night :lol:

Too bad Halloween is in the middle of the week this year and not on Friday. Like 90% of Stranger Things fans would rip through the new season within 24 hours of it being released :lol:
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Postby fullbug » Fri May 12, 2017 10:49 pm

No big surprise, but this really pisses me off.... :evil:

NBC series Timeless cancelled.
http://tvline.com/2017/05/10/timeless-c ... son-2-nbc/

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Postby El Marsh » Mon May 15, 2017 5:27 am

I'm 5 episodes into Young Justice and already pissed that there are only two seasons

seriously, this show is pretty neat
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Postby fullMETAL » Wed May 17, 2017 10:53 pm

Escargot in 5 minutes or your dignity back!

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Postby fullbug » Wed May 17, 2017 11:51 pm

fullMETAL wrote:fb: then it got UN-cancelled.
https://tvline.com/2017/05/13/timeless- ... son-2-nbc/

Cool! I'm very surprised..... 8-)

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Postby Pyrodean » Fri May 19, 2017 3:13 pm

So I begged my fiance to watch Stranger Things because she said she thought it didn't look good and I was like, "it's awesome you should watch it". She did but made me promise to watch a show of her choosing at a later time. Big mistake. She ended up thinking it was only ok(she is a 90s baby so I don't think it really connected with her). Her show choice for me, (which I was dreading because she watches a lot of reality TV, but it ended up being much worse) 13 Reasons Why. I say worse because anything to do with modern teenagers I try to stay away from. Every since I stopped being one I have found teens to be annoying for the most part, especially the Millennial generation of them lol. But I actually ended up thinking it was pretty good.

13 Reasons Why
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I had the wrong idea of it going in. For some reason I assumed it was some kind of modern "Heathers" type of show, but it wasn't like that at all. It was well acted and the characters were all believable. I thought it had an interesting story, I was hooked half way through the first episode, Although I did almost rage quit when Clay asked what a boombox is lol. I liked how each episode/tape focused on one person and reveled a little more to the mystery at a time.

I had a feeling in the back of mind that maybe Hannah somehow faked her death and was doing this to get back at everyone and teach them a lesson. Given how mysterious Tony's character was and why she involved him with the tapes when he seemingly didn't fit into any of it, had me thinking that was going to be the plot twist. That he helped her fake it and was making sure everyone followed the rules and listened to the tapes. But that was not the case. When the suicide scene finally did come, it was hard to watch.

I wasn't a fan of how it ended though because it was obvious they left a few plot lines unresolved to try and stretch it out into a second season. When they really could have wrapped it up all. It is looking like season two may have school shootings as its plot device. I'm not sure how interested I will be in something like that. I will probably watch it just to see how the unresolved stuff from season one ends up. All in all I liked it. I thought it was an interesting, although very sad, story. I wished they would have wrapped everything up and made it one complete story because I don't see how they will fill a whole other season.

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Postby fullbug » Fri May 19, 2017 3:34 pm

Pyrodean wrote:So I begged my fiance to watch Stranger Things because she said she thought it didn't look good and I was like, "it's awesome you should watch it". She did but made me promise to watch a show of her choosing at a later time.

First mistake, agreeing to watch one of her shows, god, if I did that I would be watching Dancing With The Stars or crap like that every night.... :lol:

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Postby fullMETAL » Fri May 19, 2017 11:42 pm

BLACKLIST SEASON FINALE OMG :O

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FINALLY we get confirmation that Red is Liz's father, but JEEZ that means we'll have to deal with the fallout from his OTHER family that he left to become a criminal mastermind somewhere down the line. (At least that means Mary-Louise Parker might come back as Red's ex though!)
I hated to see Kaplan die, she really wound up becoming one of my favorite characters on the show and her backstory episode was a big part of that in the back half of this season.
Hardison from Leverage! And he SAYS the word "leverage"! (lol wink)
Also, FINALLY Aram and Samar! "Armar"? "Mojabi"?
Nice to see Tom get a quick appearance in too. :)
Also, DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN the Briefcase
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Re: TV

Postby Nth » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:23 am

Rick and Morty Season 3 trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1_DAH1wCSY

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Postby Mister Zurkon » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:30 am

Castlevania is really good, like a whole show of the more serious Metalocolypse.

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Postby Nth » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:47 am

Mister Zurkon wrote:Castlevania is really good, like a whole show of the more serious Metalocolypse.


Yeah, looks like it's following the Castlevania III storyline so far.

Preacher is hit and miss this season. When they stick with the comic content it's awesome, when they go on a Tulip story it's awful.

The Mist I definitely see going the way of The Dome. Two seasons, three at best.

Game of Thrones can do no wrong for me, still loving it.

Teaser trailer for the new season of Walking Dead looking way better than last season was. Fear the Walking Dead is also hit and miss this season as well. At least another annoying character killed off.

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Postby El Marsh » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:05 am

I just watched my first new episode of South Park (from 9/20/17) in like 6 or 7 years.
It was pretty friggin hilarious.

Apparently, I've missed some developments in that time

Spoiler: show
Tweek and Craig are apparently gay and in a reltaionship, Cartman has a girlfriend, and their principal is now some weightlifting guy referred to as "the PC Principal"

also holy computer animation!
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Re: TV

Postby Nth » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:29 pm

Old news, but I just found out about it; Glenn Cook's Black Company books being developed as a TV series. https://www.tor.com/2017/04/24/glen-coo ... za-dushku/

I knew the success of Game of Thrones was likely to get other studios interested in similar IP's. The Black Company books are also dark fantasy like Game of Thrones, but with more emphasis on battles over politics and magic having a much larger role.
Only Eliza Dushku cast so far.

If anyone remembers the old Myth: The Fallen Lords PC games; they were heavily inspired by The Black Company books.

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Postby Old Baby » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:51 pm

I recently watched the first four seasons of Bates Motel on Netflix. At first I'm thinking... how can they make a whole series out of Psycho? But wow, that show is very suspenseful and has such good writing. By season 4 it's so dark that I'm enthralled but yet kinda ready for it to be over.
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Postby heelsinc » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:16 pm

Watched the American Vandal series this week. It's great.

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Postby fullbug » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:35 pm

Old Baby wrote:I recently watched the first four seasons of Bates Motel on Netflix. At first I'm thinking... how can they make a whole series out of Psycho? But wow, that show is very suspenseful and has such good writing. By season 4 it's so dark that I'm enthralled but yet kinda ready for it to be over.

Me too! Been watching an episode almost everyday, on season 4 aa well, didn't think I would like the show, but really into it.....

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Postby Nth » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:45 am

Binge watched season 2 of Stranger Things. Already going back to rewatch season one so I can watch season two again.

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Postby orochigeese » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:11 am

Nth wrote:Binge watched season 2 of Stranger Things. Already going back to rewatch season one so I can watch season two again.


LOL that's awesome. Season 2 is next on my list 8-)

Was finishing up some other series the past few weeks and the new Supernatural season started.
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Postby BakFu888 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:57 pm

Just finished the new season of Stranger Things last night/this morning. They delivered again with this season, what a cast! And the music, both original score and the songs they picked from the era, is amazing. Kudos to the mouth breathers that brought the whole project together! :)

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Postby Nth » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:17 pm

Ash vs Evil Dead season 3 trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j60Ss6_gGmw

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Postby fullbug » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:07 am

Season premiere of Vikings tonight! Anyone else looking forward to it? Going to re-watch last seasons final episode now to refresh my memory of what happened.... 8-)

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Postby Nth » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:26 am

fullbug wrote:Season premiere of Vikings tonight! Anyone else looking forward to it? Going to re-watch last seasons final episode now to refresh my memory of what happened.... 8-)


Will be downloading it as soon as it's up.

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Postby fullbug » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:52 am

I heard Edge is going to be on the show starting episode 5 of this season.....

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Postby El Marsh » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:25 am

So I'm halfway through Season 1 of Game of Thrones

I've read the first two books recently and have begun the third and figured "what the deuce, I might as well give the show a try."

Well I have and I like what I've seen thus far but man is it different from the first book

Spoiler: show
They seem to go through some trouble to make Cersei and Jaime somewhat sympathetic in the show, compared to the books where there is nothing but calculating coldness on Cersei's part and proud machismo on Jaime's. In the show, Cersei has apparently miscarried a child that had Robert's features (a major plot point of the 1st book being that each of her three extant children all favored her exclusively) and she states that she did actually love Robert at one time, though this was not reciprocated by him due to his anguish over the death of Lyanna Stark's, his "one true love." Likewise, Jaime is shown to be subject to much abuse and humiliation by Robert who openly mocks his own marriage to Jaime's twin (with whom he has 3 children that are named Robert's). These "slights" by Robert humanize the Lannister twins, if only a bit, at the cost of making Robert into a somewhat more unlikeable lout than in the novels. Whereas his boorishness and taste for excesses remains in tact from the novels, the show makes him into a straight up bully. His world-weariness is muted considerably in the TV series, likely so as to not make him overly sympathetic (he's going to die in the next episode anyway, given the events of the last that I watched).

The more noble characters such as the Starks and Tyrion Lannister seem to be largely as they were in the book. Their strengths and flaws remain unchanged thus far. One thing that was immediately noticeable and a presumed necessity for the show is that all of the juvenile characters were aged up 2-3 years in the show. IIRC, Bran is 7 years old in the novel when he gets pushed from the tower window by Jaime Lannister; in the show, he states that he is 10 years old. Likewise his siblings Robb, Jon, Sansa, Arya, and Rickon respectively go from 15, 15, 11, 9, and years in the first novel to 17, 17, 14, 11 and 6 years old in the show. Nothing wrong with it but it's a noted difference.

The little extra dialogues in the show such as Cersei talking about miscarriage that she had are intriguing. There's a scene where Varys and Littlefinger basically have a spymaster pissing contest, something that's not present in either novel that I've finished. Likewise, Renly and Loras are apparently lovers of some sort, something that wasn't even hinted at in the first two novels (they're both described as "beautiful" where no other male characters are but I took that as just base description). I don't recall if Benjen Stark's tirade to a skeptical Tyrion Lannister about what the Night Watch encounters beyond the wall was in the book but Tyrion's doubt about the fantastic nature of the tales was well established nonetheless. Each of these extraneous exchanges serves to add a bit more insight into the characters involved. For characters like Varys, Benjen, and Loras, it gives them some much added depth while also opening up new insight for principal characters like Cersei, Littlefinger, and even Catelyn (the one time she broke out of her legendary vigil for Bran was when Cersei visited and told the miscarriage story).


All in all, it's a fun read, a fun watch and I think they've largely done well with adapting the novels into a show. Obviously the show moves MUCH faster than the books and some things are omitted where others are added but it somehow works. It's easy to see why people enjoy it so much though it's certainly not for everybody.
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Re: TV

Postby Nth » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:38 am

El Marsh wrote:So I'm halfway through Season 1 of Game of Thrones

I've read the first two books recently and have begun the third and figured "what the deuce, I might as well give the show a try."

Well I have and I like what I've seen thus far but man is it different from the first book

Spoiler: show
They seem to go through some trouble to make Cersei and Jaime somewhat sympathetic in the show, compared to the books where there is nothing but calculating coldness on Cersei's part and proud machismo on Jaime's. In the show, Cersei has apparently miscarried a child that had Robert's features (a major plot point of the 1st book being that each of her three extant children all favored her exclusively) and she states that she did actually love Robert at one time, though this was not reciprocated by him due to his anguish over the death of Lyanna Stark's, his "one true love." Likewise, Jaime is shown to be subject to much abuse and humiliation by Robert who openly mocks his own marriage to Jaime's twin (with whom he has 3 children that are named Robert's). These "slights" by Robert humanize the Lannister twins, if only a bit, at the cost of making Robert into a somewhat more unlikeable lout than in the novels. Whereas his boorishness and taste for excesses remains in tact from the novels, the show makes him into a straight up bully. His world-weariness is muted considerably in the TV series, likely so as to not make him overly sympathetic (he's going to die in the next episode anyway, given the events of the last that I watched).

The more noble characters such as the Starks and Tyrion Lannister seem to be largely as they were in the book. Their strengths and flaws remain unchanged thus far. One thing that was immediately noticeable and a presumed necessity for the show is that all of the juvenile characters were aged up 2-3 years in the show. IIRC, Bran is 7 years old in the novel when he gets pushed from the tower window by Jaime Lannister; in the show, he states that he is 10 years old. Likewise his siblings Robb, Jon, Sansa, Arya, and Rickon respectively go from 15, 15, 11, 9, and years in the first novel to 17, 17, 14, 11 and 6 years old in the show. Nothing wrong with it but it's a noted difference.

The little extra dialogues in the show such as Cersei talking about miscarriage that she had are intriguing. There's a scene where Varys and Littlefinger basically have a spymaster pissing contest, something that's not present in either novel that I've finished. Likewise, Renly and Loras are apparently lovers of some sort, something that wasn't even hinted at in the first two novels (they're both described as "beautiful" where no other male characters are but I took that as just base description). I don't recall if Benjen Stark's tirade to a skeptical Tyrion Lannister about what the Night Watch encounters beyond the wall was in the book but Tyrion's doubt about the fantastic nature of the tales was well established nonetheless. Each of these extraneous exchanges serves to add a bit more insight into the characters involved. For characters like Varys, Benjen, and Loras, it gives them some much added depth while also opening up new insight for principal characters like Cersei, Littlefinger, and even Catelyn (the one time she broke out of her legendary vigil for Bran was when Cersei visited and told the miscarriage story).


All in all, it's a fun read, a fun watch and I think they've largely done well with adapting the novels into a show. Obviously the show moves MUCH faster than the books and some things are omitted where others are added but it somehow works. It's easy to see why people enjoy it so much though it's certainly not for everybody.


I love the show and the books and have recently been picking up the graphic novel adaptations as well. Kinda disappointed some ancillary characters from the book don't appear in the show. And some do, but they are reduced to one or two line background characters. If I had one major complaint about the show it's
Spoiler: show
No Lady Stoneheart.... FUCK that would have been awesome, and no Smiling Knight flashback sequence


The last season started filming in October and although it's only going to be six episodes, each episode is pretty much going to have high budget film quality to them.

HBO is also far from done with Game of Thrones and have multiple new series in the works for when A Song of Fire and Ice ends. I actually own a big encyclopedia about the history of Westeros and there is definitely enough source material for more series. So with more Thrones coming after ASOFAI and an upcoming series based on the Black Company books, I am a very happy camper.


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