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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby shadowgrin on Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:19 am

HIMYM, huh I ain't even mad if that plot twist is real.

Some could see it as a cheap way to generate some feels but it's reasonable enough that it still fits the format or why the show is presented that way.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Andrew on Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:36 am

You mean the implication that the Mother is dying in the year 2024? Yeah, it makes sense, but I kind of hope they don't go down that road. I'd prefer a happier ending given what Ted has had to go through for the past few seasons in particular, but it definitely would fit.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby bigh0rt on Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:35 am

3 episodes into True Detective and I'm all in on getting through the next 4 before Sunday's finale. Excellent story telling thus far, and I'm very intrigued to unravel whatever the heck is going on. Also love both Marty and Rust's characters.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby [Q] on Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:55 pm

dude, what a great show. very movie-like. sad that they'll have new characters next season
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:10 pm

Nobody gave any credits to the guy that brought it up in the first place! :furious: :lol:

Anyway, I just watched the last Walking Dead episode. OMG... worst episode of all-time? I thought I was gonna die in that last scene in the dark where they just kept talking. Come to think of it, less of Daryl. I like when he talks less & crossbows more.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby [Q] on Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:18 pm

SoF'nAwesome wrote:Nobody gave any credits to the guy that brought it up in the first place! :furious: :lol:

I saw you talked about it and ignored it. my friend had also recommended it to me before also :P
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:56 am

Is it just me or the last two episodes of Suits felt empty? Seems like there is no strong plot/script for this part of the season yet. The whole Oxford thing was only one episode worthy.

TWD. They should have only 6 episode seasons from now on. Just because it gets 15 million viewers doesn't mean they just HAVE to make at least 12 or more episodes. Maybe that's why season 1 was the best.

New shows I watched: Growing Up Fisher, About A Boy & Crisis-- all suck. The first two will most likely get renewed. And it's too early for Crisis. X-Files fans can give it a go though.

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lolz that nice :P

But imo, True Detective could have been better. The first episode was so great...but still, the best new of this year so far.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby [Q] on Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:44 am

SoF'nAwesome wrote:TWD. They should have only 6 episode seasons from now on. Just because it gets 15 million viewers doesn't mean they just HAVE to make at least 12 or more episodes. Maybe that's why season 1 was the best.

Word.
Qballer wrote:I saw you talked about it and ignored it.

lolz that nice :P

But imo, True Detective could have been better. The first episode was so great...but still, the best new of this year so far.

Honestly I wasn't fully hooked until the 2nd episode as in the 1st i was still trying to figure everything out. at episode 5 or so the mystery was too much for me... I really wanted to know who the Yellow King was!
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby benji on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:49 am

http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/usa-white-collar-six-episode-final-season/
One of USA Network‘s signature series, drama White Collar, is poised to wrap its run with a six-episode sixth and final season. There is no official word yet, but I hear the network and series producer Fox TV Studios are finalizing the deal. The size of the order looks like a compromise between a movie/mini-series conclusion USA had been considering and a full-length season, sought by producer FfvS.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:18 pm

Walking Dead finale?

They didn't even bother to include all the main characters? And maybe forgot about Beth? What was the shocker point of the finale? Rick biting? I was so looking forward to seeing the emotional black man Tyrese. Only good thing about the episode was old angel Hershel. And I hope they kill off Carl in the next season premiere.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby [Q] on Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:09 pm

yeah i was surprised no carol tyrese or beth but i assume they will be addressed at the beginning of next season. the whole cannibal thing was spoiled for me last week when i read this "speculatory" article on the finale so that sucked. yeah the best part was rick biting the dude and i agree carl needs to die.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby [Q] on Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:18 pm

HIMYM finale. wow. it definitely made up for a lot of the bad season they had recently. this one seemed to drag on forever.

Ever since Robin started going out with Barney, I've turned against them (I mean, seriously, how is this okay in any world under the Bro Code? even with permission?). I've grown to love the mother Tracy over the season, thinking Ted finally got what he wanted, what he deserved. It was a long, 9 year payoff. Plus, the icing on top was Robin admitting on her wedding day that Ted is the one she should be marrying.

Everything was going great, [spoiler]until they got to the very end. I loved how Barney & Robin's marriage deteriorated while Ted's was going great. But they put this great new character on us, and they take her away. Yeah the ending makes a lot of sense, but it wouldve been more satisfying had he gotten her the first time and before I hated her.

But overall it was a great series and I'm glad I started watching from the beginning in 2005. There were times when they seemed to get away from the whole premise, but it was a fun ride and not sure if the spinoff will live up to this one.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Andrew on Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:20 pm

I enjoyed the last couple of seasons more than you did, though as with any long running series, there were missteps and average episodes. I didn't completely love the finale, I'm not sure that I would've preferred a couple of the choices that they made, but they tied it up nicely and like you said, it made sense.

I'm not surprised at the outrage in the fanbase because it's impossible to end any kind of series in a way that will make everyone happy, though I have to respectfully disagree with those fans. If nothing else, turning on the whole series and the enjoyment they've gotten out of it because the ending wasn't exactly what they wanted is a bit of an overreaction.

I too really enjoyed the ride, it's become one of my all-time favourite shows over the years. I'm also sceptical about the spinoff, though I'll probably check it out all the same. Others may have hated the ending, I was fine with it. At some point, I'll be watching it all again from start to finish, trying to pick up on little things here and there that I've missed the first time around, or even on subsequent viewings.

As for the spoilered stuff...I will admit, as much as it made sense and it looked like they were heavily hinting at it in "Vesuvius", I was a little disappointed that The Mother, Tracy, had passed away by 2030. I was hoping that it'd be a swerve, but it kind of speaks to how well they built it up that people were so affected by her death after one season of screen time. So yeah, again it makes sense...but it was kind of a shame to see at the same time.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby benji on Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:40 pm

The ending makes more sense in the context of why he was telling this entire story in the first place and only met the Mother at the very end of it. Since presumably, the kids had heard stories WITH the mother in them as well as experiencing their own events.

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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby [Q] on Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:50 pm

well this would have been a great ending had they not gone too long with the show and painted themselves in a corner with their new storylines to keep things fresh i.e. Barney going out with Robin. had they pulled this off with Victoria, i don't think anyone would have had a problem with it which is what I think the creators were initially planning for and why they filmed the ending 8 years ago like that. but i don't think they could anticipate the show going so long that Ted moves on from Robin.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Andrew on Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:32 pm

Well, he sort of moves on from Robin. After all, the ending reveals that he's actually telling the kids the story to reassure them that he did truly love their mother, but old feelings for Robin have resurfaced in the years following Tracy's death, and he's trying to justify acting upon them; to himself, and to Penny and Luke. I think that's a fairly realistic scenario, consistent with the story and characters. With all that happened in between the first couple of seasons and the last, it may not work quite as well, but I don't think the events of the middle seasons do that much damage to the overall narrative.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:07 pm

New show on FX called Fargo. Quite awesome.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby benji on Sun May 11, 2014 8:53 am

EVERYTHING IS CANCELLED, okay not really.

But Suburgatory, The Crazy Ones, Intelligence, Almost Human, Enlisted, Surviving Jack, The X Factor, Dracula, and Community all are.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby JaoSming on Sun May 11, 2014 10:10 am

benji wrote:But Suburgatory

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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Andrew on Sun May 11, 2014 11:09 am

Shame about The Crazy Ones, I'd grown quite fond of it.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Sun May 11, 2014 5:59 pm

I heard they are thinking about doing a movie for Community.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby bigh0rt on Mon May 12, 2014 7:42 am

Of those shows, I was enjoying Surviving Jack. Hadn't seen any of the others. Unfortunate that it's being canceled.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby [Q] on Mon May 12, 2014 11:02 am

Really excited Fresh Off the Boat got picked up by abc. Based on Eddie Huang's memoirs, hopefully it will be better than the last show to feature a regular Asian American family, which was 20 years ago
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby benji on Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:19 am

It's Hulu's loss and the fans gain. Former NBC comedy “Community” will continue on at Yahoo Screen.

In a surprise last-minute deal, the show's producers Sony Pictures Television sold a 13-episode sixth season to the web video service.

“I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo,” said show creator Dan Harmon in a statement. “I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, Bang Bus!”

Star Joel McHale added, “The reports of our cancelation have been greatly exaggerated.” —Mark Twain (The other version of this quote has been wrong for years). # SixSeasonsAndaMovie is real. Thank you Sony. Thank you Yahoo. Thank you Dan Harmon. And thank you to the greatest f%$#ing fans in the history of the human race. It's the internet. We can swear now.”
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Kevin on Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:31 am

YES! Yes! YES!
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby [Q] on Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:29 pm

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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Kevin on Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:55 pm

After HIMYM I got so sad I watched this because I was bored and boom. It was worth it.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:26 pm

Community is better than Big Bang Theory. But it never came back to its original standard after that abysmal season 3. Plus, last season it lost its duo Troy and Abed and the season before that Pierce. So, I wasn't really surprised that cancellation.

Nothing beats The Killing though, cancelled & renewed twice :lol:
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Kevin on Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:40 pm

Meh. I love TBBT. And yeah, the loss of chlidish gambino hurt the community. And I also miss Pierce's racist comments and dry humour.

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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby shadowgrin on Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:55 am

Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn to lead season 2 of True Detective loool.

This too...
“Fast and Furious” helmer Justin Lin is on board to direct the first two episodes of the eight-episode season.


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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Phil89 on Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:46 pm

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Mulder and Scully are back! Thirteen years after The X-Files ended its nine-season run on Fox and months after talks about a new TV installment started, the sci-fi hit is returning as a six-episode event series from series creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson set to reprise their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Production on the event series, whose plot is not being revealed, is set to begin this summer. It is unclear if any of the famous X-Files alumni, including former exec producers Frank Spotnitz, Howard Gordon and Vince Gilligan, would be involved. 20th Century Fox TV and Carter’s Ten Thirteen Prods, which produced the original series, are back for the event series.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby benji on Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:45 pm

So there's this now cancelled show Benched. But dat cast:
Eliza Coupe (Scrubs, Happy Endings)
Jay Harrington (Better Off Ted)
Oscar Nunez (The Office)
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Kenny on Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:31 pm

Did anyone watch the third season of Orange is the New Black?

After really enjoying the first two seasons of it, I was incredibly disappointed with the third. I have a bad feeling it's turning into Weeds.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby [Q] on Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:39 am

I thought it was pretty good. I actually didn't like the show at first because I watched the first episode and the girl was really annoying. Wound up picking it up in Season 2 after realizing that the show was great because they didn't focus on her.
In season 3, Piper's screen time/drama was kept to a minimum which I appreciated. Also, Red annoys me and she had less screen time than last season with her drama with V.

I like the back stories of the other inmates, which there was plenty of. Sad that one of my favorite characters got sent away to Max halfway through. Liked the new character. I read an article about her and was like "she doesn't look like anyone on the show" but then realized she would come in later in the season. I was hoping Piper would get with her.

Battlebots!!! was good if you DVRed it and skipped to the fights.

Anthony Anderson & Toni Braxton were great on Celebrity Family Feud. The game with the white people sucked.

True Detective was okay, but it will be compared to season 1 which was so great that season 2 will be a bit of a let down but I will try to enjoy it. I do appreciate that it takes place in LA!!! and my hometown/home county in Ventura County.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Kevin on Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:08 am

Just got done watching the ending of season 1 of Orange is the new black.

I actually feel bad for Piper even though she deserved that (the breakup, not Pensablahblah). Also, fuck you Mr. Healy. I thought you were to be trusted!
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Kenny on Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:17 am

Season one was definitely my favourite. I watched all but three episodes on my flight to Los Angeles in February. I really enjoyed the second season as well.

And I agree with you Q, it's definitely the other inmates that are making the show at the moment. Poussey is probably my favourite character.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby [Q] on Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:33 pm

My god true detective was terrible
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Kevin on Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:36 pm

Really? I was planning to watch it this weekend. :( What is the story about anyway?
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby bigh0rt on Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:29 am

Season 2 was intolerable for the most part. Convoluted and difficult to follow, and not interesting enough to really want to follow. The themes are uninteresting, for the most part, with the impotence and orphan ones being the most hard driven, and also the least I cared about. I also didn't need Tim Riggins' character at all. They could've had a real great season had they nixed Taylor Kitch entirely, had Vince Vaughn be a more tertiary character instead of so focal, and really developed Rachel McAdams and Colin Farrel, who were the main detectives anyway, and the most interesting. Could have really built up more behind McAdams' undercover episode with a bigger payoff, etc. You just can't spend only 8 episodes developing four main characters. That's the most I can write without spoiling, and I can't be bothered to use spoiler tags.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby el badman on Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:15 am

Yea it certainly wasn't a fantastic season. They really tried to make it way too complex and convoluted for their own good, with too many central characters and not enough of a main villain. Hopefully they'll learn from those errors with next season. The Twitter viewer response after that season finale was just abysmal.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Lamrock on Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:45 am

I gave Bojack Horseman another try after hearing so many good things about the second season. The first few episodes aren't very good, but midway through season one, I was hooked. It's pretty funny, but it's also a surprisingly good drama. I didn't expect to care about the characters in a show about a talking horse, but lo and behold.

I also really like Rick and Morty. Best Adult Swim show in years.

As far as non-adult cartoons go... there's not really much on. I'd definitely recommend watching Silicon Valley though if you haven't been. That show's hilarious.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby buzzy on Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:57 am

I was surprised at how the plot in Silicon Valley hooked me. I wouln't call it the funniest show, but it's well written.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Kevin on Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:44 pm

Speaking of well written shows, I'd recommend How To Get Away With Murder.

Every episode has a plot twist and you just keep guessing and guessing. You guys should try it, ASAP.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby Jackal on Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:07 am

Mr. Robot on USA has been kicking ass so far. (9 episodes so far.)
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby bigh0rt on Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:51 am

Jackal wrote:Mr. Robot on USA has been kicking ass so far. (9 episodes so far.)

Heard great things about it, going to binge it soon.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby [Q] on Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:44 pm

Asians on TV: Into the Badlands on AMC (best martial arts scenes since The Raid/Raid 2), Fresh off the Boat (Actually gotten better in Season 2 without the constraints of the real Eddie Huang's desire for true stories), Master of None (Seems to really "get" today's 30-ish year old generation. It's not like Friends or HIMYM where you see the same 5 people every day)
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby bigh0rt on Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:40 am

Fresh off the Boat and Master or None are both A+
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby el badman on Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:32 am

Curious to see where AMC is going with that Into The Badlands. Certainly an entertaining premiere.
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby [Q] on Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:34 pm

AMC has been very smart with their 6 season premiere seasons to get people hooked, then regular seasons after that
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Re: Generic TV Thread

Postby benji on Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:11 pm

Mr. Robot was god-tier. The revelation in the second to last (I think...Darlene being his sister) episode was amazing. The confrontation with the wife in the last one nearly topped it.

Limitless is actually really good. Surpassed Blindspot quickly for best new broadcast show for me.

Gotham has been all over the place, but very entertaining at times. Fall Finale is supposed to go out with a bang, so hopefully the second half of the season takes a leap like in the first season.
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