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26 Re: The TV Thread on Wed May 08, 2013 10:01 pm

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I got totally put off those "grittier" tv series because of Lost. I watched the first season and when that ended with more questions than answers (and the anticipation of even more questions) I just decided that they would all be shit. I subsequently never watched Prison Break, Heroes,... because they all felt like cashing in on whatever Lost was supposed to be. I get the same vibe from the Walking Dead now.

I still like Game of Thrones because it's based on the best thing I ever read, but they're going through the story so damn fast it's starting to bother me. They have plenty of material to spread stuff out more, but they seem desperate to get to the end of Dance before the next books are even published.

I really, really hope that they don't cram the two major events they're leading up to into this one season. That would totally mess up the impact of them.

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27 Re: The TV Thread on Thu May 09, 2013 12:05 am

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I watched the SyFy version of Alice in Wonderland. Having the Mad Hatter as some young cockney guy was a terrible idea.

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28 Re: The TV Thread on Thu May 09, 2013 7:59 am

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@Gorgro: I think we all know the season finale will feature
Spoiler:
the Red Wedding

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29 Re: The TV Thread on Thu May 09, 2013 8:18 am

Gorgro

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(Massive GoT spoiler in here. Try to restrain yourselves.)
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I know, but they're setting things up for Joffrey's wedding as well. I mostly fear a double wedding episode, at the pace they're going. Joffrey can die next season, not now, I won't have it!

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30 Re: The TV Thread on Thu May 09, 2013 9:19 am

Hollyღ

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I'm so lost on what's going on. Maybe I should retry the books and than rewatch?

Jonny wrote:I watched the SyFy version of Alice in Wonderland. Having the Mad Hatter as some young cockney guy was a terrible idea.

I'm not surprised, Syfy has slowly become terrible.

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31 Re: The TV Thread on Thu May 09, 2013 9:45 am

Jonny

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Was it ever good to begin with?

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32 Re: The TV Thread on Thu May 09, 2013 9:59 am

Gorgro

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Rolling Like A Bigshot wrote:I'm so lost on what's going on. Maybe I should retry the books and than rewatch?

I would definitely recommend reading the books before watching the show. Having all the background and knowing what's going on in everyone's heads really adds a lot to many of the scenes. There are subtleties that aren't apparent to people who just have the story from the show, I've found. Because there are so many characters, with new ones being introduced regularly, the show doesn't have time to give any more background than some vague references and family ties. (I doubt many viewers can distinguish between Edmure and Brynden Tully, for instance, and do people even know/remember who Rickon is?)

The backstory is what makes the books so amazing to me. There's this massive history that you piece together from fragments during the read that gives everyone in Westeros reasons for acting the way they do. It's just so much more immersive when you know about why Jaime is 'Kingslayer' (and how despised he is for it), why Davos Seaworth is so honorbound to Stannis, Robert's rebellion, all of the Targaryens, Arya's fantastic character evolution throughout the series,...

They may get complicated at times, because there's so much going on, but with the way it's written its clear enough so I wasn't much bothered by that. I've read them two times already, and will likely read them a third time when the next installment gets a proper release date.

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33 Re: The TV Thread on Sat May 11, 2013 8:08 am

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Doctor Who was pretty underwhelming tonight, especially considering it was penned by Neil Gaiman. To be honest I don't think I'll be watching it beyond the 50th anniversary.

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34 Re: The TV Thread on Sat May 11, 2013 9:57 am

Hollyღ

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Alright Gorgro, I will try it that way and give it another shot.

@Jonny - I always had this feeling that Doctor Who was finally running its course. At least it'll always be iconic, even when it eventually ends.

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35 Re: The TV Thread on Sat May 11, 2013 11:49 am

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I must admit I'll be interested to see just how long the series could go on for. I'd almost like to see the thing rebooted and it go in a slightly darker, more mature direction: the sort of thing we saw in episodes like The Last of the Time Lords with the spheres. Or failing that, bring back Torchwood. The good Torchwood.

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36 Re: The TV Thread on Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:11 pm

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season 3 episode 9 of Game of Thrones

what the FUCK
i nearly threw the remote through the telly
how can he do this
george "HITLER" martin has succeeded once again at making me hate myself for feeling anything for anyone
"hey sasha let's repair your damaged emotional capabilities by getting you to admire these heroic beautiful characters oh and here's something wonderful and sweet about them BUT OH NO IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S TIME TO HAVE THEM BRUTALLY MURDERED ON THIS WONDERFUL DAY LOL"
Spoiler:

I AM SO ANGRY THEY WERE MY FAVOURITE CHARACTERS
NOW I AM NEVER GOING TO SEE MICHELLE FAIRLEY NAKED
WHY WOULD HE DO THIS
THERE ARE GOING TO BE NO CHARACTERS LEFT FOR THE FINALE
YOU ARE KILLING THEM OFF FASTER THAN YOU ARE INTRODUCING THEM
I CANT FORM EMOTIONAL BONDS WITH THEM
IF YOU KILL OFF ANY MORE CHARACTERS FROM THE FIRST EPISODE I WILL LEAVE FOREVER
YOU ARE GOING TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE FUCKING CAST ARGHHGHHHHHHHH
HE IS DOING THIS JUST TO MAKE ME ANGRY
FUCK OFF GEORGE

AND NO-ONE GIVE ANY HINTS AS TO WHAT HAPPENS LATER IN THE SERIES
I AM LOOKING AT YOU JT AND GORGRO

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37 Re: The TV Thread on Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:23 pm

Know what was even worse about it for me?
Someone spoiled it, AND the next episode for me.

I think, legally, I am not only allowed to kill them, but by law I HAVE to now.

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38 Re: The TV Thread on Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:28 pm

SQUIGGLES

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THAT IS THE WORST ARGHGHHGHGHHHHHHHHHHHGHHHGHH
I FEEL YOU

I COULD SEE IT HAPPENING IN THOSE LAST TEN MINUTES
I COULD SEE IT ALL UNFOLDING
BUT I WAS POWERLESS TO STOP IT
NO MATTER HOW LOUD I SHOUTED AT THE TELLY

I REMEMBER ONE TIME IN THE TINYCHAT ROOM
SOME FELLOW WAS SPOILING THINGS FROM THE SERIES
I AM STILL ANGRY ABOUT THAT
I WILL GET MY REVENGE ONE DAY

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39 Re: The TV Thread on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:57 pm

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(Heads up: Spoilers of that episode in the links)

AHAHAHA YESSS

THIS ISN'T SOME FAIRYLAND WHERE EVERYTHING TURNS OUT OK
NOTHING IS SAFE AND YOUR EMOTIONS LEAST OF ALL

CRY SALT TEARS, SHOW WATCHERS, YOU'RE IN OUR WORLD NOW!

George R.R. Martin wrote:If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.

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40 Re: The TV Thread on Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:12 pm

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WHAT THE FUCK I LITERALLY JUST FORGOT ABOUT IT
AND NOW YOU'VE MADE THE PAIN COME BACK

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41 Re: The TV Thread on Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:24 pm

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42 Re: The TV Thread on Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:34 am

Jonny

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The current series of TMNT is actually really good. I think it balances the two elements- action and comedy- that a premise like TMNT suggests. Not to mention there's an okay story ticking away in the background, and cameos from the original 80s cartoon on the horizon.

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43 Re: The TV Thread on Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:07 am

SQUIGGLES

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Will I watch "The Wire"?
y/n

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44 Re: The TV Thread on Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:49 pm

My dad likes it! My dad typically has good taste so I vote Y.

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45 Re: The TV Thread on Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:05 pm

SQUIGGLES

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I WILL TAKE YOUR ADVICE THEN AND WILL FOLLOW UP

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46 Re: The TV Thread on Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:35 am

Hollyღ

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Castle is a really good show guys
I'd recommend it if you're into fun crime dramas, plus it has Nathan Fillion.

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47 Re: The TV Thread on Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:29 pm

SQUIGGLES

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DIDNT END UP WATCHING THE WIRE
totally forgot gosh whoops
and then the DVDs got returned
oh well

what about Curb Your Enthusiasm? has anyone seen that?
is that good?
do I have to watch it in order?

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48 Re: The TV Thread on Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:46 am

See I've heard really good things about Curb Your Enthusiasm, but I know next to nothing about it. What is it even about? Wikipedia tells me it's like Seinfeld, sort of, with maybe some Larry Sanders Show thrown in. The sort of thing my father would be interested in.

Crime dramas! I will watch Castle then, I love crime dramas(and Nathan Fillion, yes). Do you guys have favorites? I really enjoy NCIS, and there's this one show about these Torontonian elite police people that is called Flashpoint, and if you enjoy tense situations and drama, it is the show for you.

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49 Re: The TV Thread on Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:48 am

I got into Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, even though it made me really mad a lot of the time.
Actually I think it making me mad was what made me like it so much.

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50 Re: The TV Thread on Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:12 am

Hollyღ

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Ziggles wrote:
Crime dramas! I will watch Castle then, I love crime dramas(and Nathan Fillion, yes). Do you guys have favorites? I really enjoy NCIS, and there's this one show about these Torontonian elite police people that is called Flashpoint, and if you enjoy tense situations and drama, it is the show for you.

Off the top of my head;

Intense Crime
The Borgias (Not a traditional crime drama)
Breaking Bad
Sons of Anarchy
Criminal Minds
Law and Order
Law and Order Special Victims Unit


Crime Drama with Humor
Pushing Daisies (super quirky)
Castle
The Mentalist
Psych

I'm certain I'm missing some ahh
I use to like Bones (that would fall under Crime with humor) but it's so trash lately.

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