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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby AsianGirl » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:06 pm

^ Agreed. Just finished S02E05 last night and was in no real hurry to watch it, since the series seemed to drag on.

They decided to skip 2 months between S02E04 and E05. Would have been acceptable but I didnt like how they used dialogue to let us know what's happened in between and why. Personally, if they had acted out the 3 main character's changes / storyline in those two months in a short, 5 min segment, woulda been fine by me.

I also did not like this whole "we skipped 2 months and all this stuff happened but really we are just back to where we were" kinda thing. Did they really need 5 hrs to tell us what's happened in the plot so far? I feel like the main points could have been summarized in 1 hr.
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Around the same time as True Detective, this show on Syfy (in collaboration with BBC, since most characters speak with a British accent and are British) called HUMANS started. It's a lot better and just watched S01E04 last night. I am excited for the next episode, and a heck lot more than looking forward to the 3 remaining eps of Season 2's True Detective.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby fone » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:19 pm

Tried to watch that 6 hour, three night special on Spike TV called "Tut". Started losing interest within the first half hour, and stopped somewhere past the middle of the second night. Only stayed with it because of Ben Kingsley, but even he couldn't save a totally lackluster production. Too bad.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby willbreathes » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:42 pm

Joe Dirt 2 is free on Crackle.

And it is absolutely bonkers.

Wherein the first movie was far-fetched but believable... this thing is so over the top.

And I absolutely loved it.

Have not laughed that hard since Bad Grandpa.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby piper » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:08 pm

Do you need to see the first one to see the second?
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby El Bastarde » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:28 pm

^You should see the first one anyway.

Had no idea a second was released...will have to check it out.

Tried to watch that 6 hour, three night special on Spike TV called "Tut". Started losing interest within the first half hour, and stopped somewhere past the middle of the second night.

I saw an ad for that. They sure make his life seem a LOT more exciting than I remember reading about it. Seems like all of these "historical" pieces end up with crazy battle scenes.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby fone » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:09 pm

Last Tango in Halifax is pretty much a six episode soap opera, but an incredibly good one. Last night on PBS they aired the last episode of Season 3, and it had to be one of the best hour long shows I've seem in a long time. One of the main characters was on her way to her wedding, and through the use of flashbacks perfectly integrated into the current storyline, you get to understand all of the nervous emotion that she's feeling. It was really quite amazing.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby Katiemay » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:18 pm

I trudged through all of True Detective because I love self punishment. It ended just as badly as it started and middled. Unless they brought James Stewart or Phillip Seymour Hoffman back from the dead for season 3, I can't imagine what would make me watch it.

(Feel free to bring this post back to haunt me when I'm either raving or bitching about season 3)
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby AsianGirl » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:50 pm

^ Due to low quality and boring-ass pace of Season 2, I have decided to watch the last 3 eps after they have all aired. Hoping that this will help with the 'WTF is anything actually happening here' feeling, but skimming through Katiemay's conclusion, it seems that 3hrs will be wasted.

**mentally shuffles True Detective to bottom of DVR viewing list**
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby hosemasterflex » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:52 pm

Just watched the first Doctor Who with the current doctor. I liked it, even though expected to be disappointed. Or perhaps because of that.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby AsianGirl » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:56 pm

hosemasterflex wrote:Just watched the first Doctor Who with the current doctor. I liked it, even though expected to be disappointed. Or perhaps because of that.

I tried watching Dr Who a few years ago with high expectations. Perhaps I should have expected to be disappointed, because I was.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby AsianGirl » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:40 pm

ICC wrote:^You watched the first Doctor Who episode [that].... literally had no budget.

Yea, that was the problem. Seemed to be low-quality production. It is very difficult to get through a Sci-Fi show that looked like it was made in the 70s, when it was well into the 00's.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby hosemasterflex » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:20 pm

But you can listen to AUD phish recordings from the 90s mmkaay ...
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby AsianGirl » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:21 pm

hosemasterflex wrote:But you can listen to AUD phish recordings from the 90s mmkaay ...

Yea.. IN the 90s.... and maybe 00' .... in the 10' I'm like all SBD thanks!
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby AsianGirl » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:58 pm

ICC wrote:I remember you saying you couldn't watch a show (I think it was something to do about the Kennedy's or something) because it wasn't in HD and only SD. Surely, its about the story first right? Because your criteria seems really anal.

In this day and age, when there are so many choices and programs, it's tough to take a technical step back, especially once I get used to it (HD vs SD).

And TV shows have always had the budget issues. The best ones are able to make the most of what they have, and draw people in nonetheless.

Sorry I've not been able to get into Dr Who. My loss, then.

One show I'm into that is a collaboration with Channel 4 (UK network) is HUMANS. Low budget but they make it work and I don't feel like' is 70 Sci Fi in the '10s. The storyline draws you in from the 1st eps and I'm still pretty hooked (no spoilers please we are 2 eps behind in the US). There was one scene that reminded me of a scene from the original V series, hee hee hee. They do employ this technique where the story-telling for each eps ends on a mini cliff-hanger, or a shocking discovery of some sort. I guess shit like that works on me.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby El Bastarde » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:29 pm

And TV shows have always had the budget issues. The best ones are able to make the most of what they have, and draw people in nonetheless.

Sometimes that can even be a little charming in a way. Watching a show get by with a limited budget can be cool, especially seeing the tricks they use to keep costs low.

Sorry I've not been able to get into Dr Who. My loss, then.

Eh, I haven’t been able to either. It’s kinda neat seeing the hoopla over some 70’s show (I remember reruns of those more) but there’s a lot of shows out there…
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby gamecat » Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:23 pm

HBO is getting Sesame Street!
Sorry,...I just had a kid.

But if they can get their hands on The Muppets I might just lose my mind.
I love the Muppets as much as I love Phish and HBO is by far my favorite channel/producer of television.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby El Bastarde » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:33 pm

HBO is getting Sesame Street!

Guess I don't get the hupplah. Is PBS not available for some folks?
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby Katiemay » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:54 pm

I couldn't believe it true, that this beloved public broadcasting institution would be moving to a premium cable channel, but, alas, it is. I guess I see the logic behind it after reading the article, but I still find it very depressing. The times they are a changing.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/08/15/sesame-street-gang-workshop-is-leaving-pbs-for-hbo/
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby gamecat » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:59 pm

El Bastarde wrote:HBO is getting Sesame Street!

Guess I don't get the hupplah. Is PBS not available for some folks?


Well considering that people don't support public broadcasting either on tv or the radio it makes sense.
Not to mention that the GOP tries every year do defund it of federal money.

The article Katie posted summed it up.
This is great news, as PBS will still get to air them months later.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby El Bastarde » Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:07 pm

Yeah, I understand the move since PBS just can't put together some big online version of its channel. I guess I was curious why some are more happy that it's on HBO. It's not like it was hard to find.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby willbreathes » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:00 pm

Sesame Street will now have boobs.

And I ain't just talking about Gordons head.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby goldenroad » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:55 pm

Real Sex: Sesame Street

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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby Katiemay » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:09 pm

Orphan Black. They put all three seasons on demand. I have watched most of the first so far. It's not the most mind blowing television I have ever seen, but it certainly holds your interest. The lead actress, Tatiana something, plays many of the roles and does a hell of a job at it.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby AsianGirl » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:07 pm

Katiemay wrote:The lead actress, Tatiana something, plays many of the roles and does a hell of a job at it.
She's amazing. Her accents and individual character nuances are quite excellent.

I watch this one mostly for her brilliant acting.
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Re: What are you watching on TV?

Postby Katiemay » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:02 pm

^thats one of the big draws for me. I look forward to the introduction of each new one. I'm still surprised when I remember that 3/4 characters in some scenes are all the same person.
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