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Post by pterrus » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:22 pm

Bridgerton is bad and I do not recommend it.

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Post by Dantes » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:25 pm

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Bridgerton is bad and I do not recommend it.
It's a Netflix original. That's more likely than not.
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Post by Skeletor » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:26 pm

I have a habit of noticing the acronyms for random branded things whenever I see them and I always chuckle "ANOS" to myself when I watch A Netflix Original Series
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Post by Doug » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:59 pm

I just saw an ad for Paramount Plus

The ad showed Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and James Corden

All over it
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Post by Dantes » Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:46 pm

Doug wrote:
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I just saw an ad for Paramount Plus

The ad showed Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and James Corden

All over it
This is just the Disney+ play. Target a demographic and go all in.
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Post by Dantes » Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:47 pm

BTW, I signed up for Hulu recently and I found all of the stuff I originally got Netflix for.

I am re watching Lost right now. Man that show was something else.
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Post by seathesee » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:14 pm

im in season 2 of billions now, and its grown on my wife and i quite a bit. in terms of a show about rich people problems and intrigue its quite a bit worse than succession, but thats an extremely high bar.

my wife and i had very opposing opinions over which of the main characters was the villian and which was the hero in season one, so that was fun and i think a sign of quality.
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Post by Dantes » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:32 pm

Archer's Mom (Jessica Walter) passed away.
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Post by Ashenai » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:34 pm

Dammit. She was brilliant in Archer.

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Post by Dantes » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:43 pm

She really was. She was also great in Arrested Development, though in retrospect I actively dislike that entire show.
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Post by Crunchums » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:47 pm

Dantes wrote:though in retrospect I actively dislike that entire show.
elaborate? i think that show is funny
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Post by Dantes » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:59 pm

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Dantes wrote:though in retrospect I actively dislike that entire show.
elaborate? i think that show is funny
I re-watched it last year in the background when I was doing some other work and I picked up on some things I missed on my earlier watches. The show is about some truly despicable human beings doing insane things, but I noticed a certain edge of nastiness and nihilism in the proceedings. It's almost as if the writers despise the characters. There's just something off about it all.

Contrast that with Archer which is also a show about some truly despicable human beings doing insane things, but the proceedings make for a hysterically funny and highly intelligent cocktail of insanity, zeitgeist hits, and obscure cultural references that is clearly an inspired labor of love.
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Post by seathesee » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:23 pm

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It's almost as if the writers despise the characters.
i think this is true, save george michael and maybe. those are the only two sympathetic main characters, because its a show about them being raised in a group of selfish to the nth degree dirt bags.

feels like a feature not a bug to me.
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Post by seathesee » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:23 pm

which of course has nothing to do with whether you should like it or not. like whatever you like for almost any (including your) reason.
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Post by Ashenai » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:27 pm

I never really got into Arrested Development either, and I think it might be for the reason Dantes mentioned, although it's not something I consciously realized until now. The show felt... unpleasant to me, in a way that Seinfeld or Black Books or Spaced never did (even though those shows are also about losers.)

I feel the same way about Curb Your Enthusiasm, by the way. I love Seinfeld and I tried to get into Curb at least three times, but I never managed to.

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Post by Dantes » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:28 pm

seathesee wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:23 pm
Dantes wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:59 pm
It's almost as if the writers despise the characters.
i think this is true, save george michael and maybe. those are the only two sympathetic main characters, because its a show about them being raised in a group of selfish to the nth degree dirt bags.

feels like a feature not a bug to me.
One of the things that really bothered me was they way they treated George Michael's girlfriend. Michael literally never remembering her existence, which both says a lot about what the writer's thought of her as a character and speaks to Michael as a character. What kind of man completely ignores the existence of a person, who is dating his son I might add, because she's bland. And why is that funny?

There were lot's of little things like that which really bothered me. In aggregate it ended up outweighing the good parts of the show.
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Post by Dantes » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:29 pm

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which of course has nothing to do with whether you should like it or not. like whatever you like for almost any (including your) reason.
Absolutely.

I wouldn't try to dissuade anyone from watching and enjoying it. I just can't any longer.
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Post by Crunchums » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:37 pm

I rewatched season 1 recently and I can understand that complaint. I still enjoy it because a lot of the jokes are really really good
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Post by Crunchums » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:41 pm

re: "why is that funny", the part thing that I find funny is the repetition of "her?!", but it's not that funny
fun fact: Anne is played by Mae Whitman, who was the voice actor for Katara in a:tla
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Post by seathesee » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:48 pm

i thought the anne bit was pretty funny, but i get it was mean spirited and maybe that turns some people off? i kind of think of comedies the way i think of sports--competition (meanness) is a lot of (is really) fun (funny), but it causes issues in polite society, so shove it all into something that doesn't matter so it can be enjoyed.

i also thought the actress playing anne was not unattractive, so it didnt seem that mean to me.
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Post by seathesee » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:51 pm

Ashenai wrote:
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I feel the same way about Curb Your Enthusiasm
im sorry. i think curb your enthusiasm is probably the funniest television show ever produced. it does have a lot of play off of american, and specifically los angeles, culture, though, so maybe some of the stuff doesnt play as well for an international audience.
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Post by Doug » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:51 pm

Funniest television show ever, that's a tough one
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Post by Ashenai » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:54 pm

seathesee wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:51 pm
Ashenai wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:27 pm
I feel the same way about Curb Your Enthusiasm
im sorry. i think curb your enthusiasm is probably the funniest television show ever produced. it does have a lot of play off of american, and specifically los angeles, culture, though, so maybe some of the stuff doesnt play as well for an international audience.
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Post by Wumpy » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:55 pm

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Funniest television show ever, that's a tough one
i'd say police squad until i thought about it more
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Post by seathesee » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:59 pm

i have a whole stand up for larry thing i could do. to be brief, ill just note that larry is not evil. he is selfish and doesnt mind hurting peoples feelings. he is also, however, preoccupied with fairness and extremely non-judgmental.
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Post by pterrus » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:00 pm

Crunchums wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:41 pm
re: "why is that funny", the part thing that I find funny is the repetition of "her?!", but it's not that funny
fun fact: Anne is played by Mae Whitman, who was the voice actor for Katara in a:tla
It's funny you guys mention this exact gag, because my wife and I reference it a lot. There were a lot of good gags in that show. Too bad it fell off a cliff when Netflix got their hands on it.

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Post by Dantes » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:00 pm

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Funniest television show ever, that's a tough one
Yep.

I'd probably have to go with 30 Rock for sheer volume of laughs. Go watch "Tracy Does Conan" and tell me that's not one of the single most inspired half hours of television ever put together.
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Post by Dantes » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:01 pm

Wumpy wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:55 pm
Doug wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:51 pm
Funniest television show ever, that's a tough one
i'd say police squad until i thought about it more
Hi marks for even knowing what that is.

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Post by pterrus » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:04 pm

Did anyone watch Veep? That's another good "everybody is awful" show.

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Post by Doug » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:04 pm

I loved Veep
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