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2017-06-01 14:47:14
Mainderian wrote:

Preacher's done. Now I need a new TV fix. I'm going to blast through that Stranger Things thing on Netflix at some point, it looks fun.

Turns out the new Anvarol blog post is one continuous story arc stretched out over the length of the series. I called that one. Oh well, at least the new film was good.

it just seems way to scripted.

2016-08-01 23:08:11

Preacher's done. Now I need a new TV fix. I'm going to blast through that Stranger Things thing on Netflix at some point, it looks fun.

Turns out the new Star Trek is one continuous story arc stretched out over the length of the series. I called that one. Oh well, at least the new film was good.

2016-08-01 22:29:56

New shows I've fallen in love with -

HBO's 'Vice Principals': first episode made me think "meh, it's just Danny McBride being Danny McBride, I'd rather more Eastbound and Down, but whatever". Second episode - "holy shit, this is so much more, WHEN CAN I SEE MORE?!"

HBO's 'Ballers' - WHY THE HELL DIDN'T I START WATCHING THIS SOONER?! The Rock is NOT sweaty and a surprisingly, legitimately good actor. Ensemble cast is great, stories are great, can't watch it enough. Plus the cars are gravy to look at.

2016-07-08 11:54:58

Chris Evans has gone. All is well with the world again. smile

2016-06-18 13:59:45

Tried to watch ep3. Turns out I *did* see ep2, but it was so bad I blanked it from memory.

The yellow Ferrari bit was cool - (btw that car is gorgeous!) - the history with the Tour de France, etc. was interesting. But outside of those five minutes it was deplorable. Also they're plugging trailers now? Ugh.

2016-06-17 14:52:59

I know, right? They hired Rory Reid, AKA the guy from Youtube who lifts cars off the ground with sellotape and Chris Harris, a quite well spoken motoring journalist, two guys perfectly suited to Top Gear. Then they have them stuck on the aftershow for the first two weeks and when they finally do come out, their time to actually talk about cars (Harris' segment on Ferrari was OKAY.) is paltry compared to the time devoted to a rubbish Ken Block gymkana "comedy" segment where he drives Leblanc around London very fast and does some skids and it basically feels like a tourism film. Especially awkward at a time when I think most of the british public would rather London had a second great fire.

I am hatewatching this thing, but I wanted it to be good!

Insane universally negative reactions towards things often have me rooting for them. Like the Robocop remake (which was boring, but didn't offend me beyond it's comparatively regressive attitude towards women (Lewis is a guy instead of a badass chick! The only important woman in the film is a nagging housewife!)) I'm rooting for the new Ghostbusters to be at least watchable, despite the fact that, yes, it looks a bit crap (the comedy pedigree behind and in front of the camera is actually quite good).

Top Gear was the same. Wanted it to win against the odds. It let me down.

2016-06-17 14:16:51

LOL, I haven't even had time to watch. I'm sure I'd much rather watch The Office for the umpteenth time than any new Top Gear, though.

I don't even think Not-Top-Gear on Amazon with the trio will be good. I think it'll be the same pandering bullshit the BBC has pushed for a decade now.

On the other hand, Ameer had me watch some behind-the-scenes thing (akin to 'Talking Bad' that aired after each Breaking Bad w/ the directors commenting, etc) and it had one of the new presenters going really in depth into the technical specs of whatever car he was driving. That was interesting. Why can't Top Gear be like that?!?!?!?!

2016-06-15 18:00:41

The show's got a habit of letting you know the location at all times via the GIANT CAPTION accompanied by booming sound effect. Which immediately gets things off to a hilarious start, since the very first shot of the series is of a star field. "OUTER SPACE". Thanks for that!

Top Gear's still shit.

2016-06-15 15:59:55

My computer screen is dim @ work and I didn't see the snuff film gag. And I thought you were serious about the documentary because why else would HOUSTON be written so big? Looks like a title to me? Anyway whatevs will still give it a looksie.

IMDB says it's based in Annville (which doesn't exist in Texas) - so did they just go to Houston for an episode or something?

2016-06-14 19:27:40

Well, I don't see how you failed to miss the sarcasm, unless you guys really do have a yearly snuff film festival.

Or maybe you just can't see the screenshots. Er.

2016-06-14 13:59:56

So it's not a documentary, but it is set in Houston? We'll definitely have to check it out.

2016-06-14 06:50:49

Preacher. And good grief, seriously, you've got to watch it for just how probably-not-accurate it is. Based on a comic by an Irish guy, starring three brits (the female member of the trio goes full-retard on the accent), adapted very loosely by Seth Rogan and chums for the TV. Gorgeous looking show though and I'm enjoying the hell out of it, but in the back of my head I'm thinking "Christ, John and Ameer would probably have a field day with this."

The very first scene is somebody exploding in a church, which is the best.

2016-06-13 20:42:18

What documentary is that? I'd like to see how accurate it is.

2016-06-13 16:46:49

So, yeah, guys, this documentary about your neck of the woods is super indepth, loving some of your wacky little customs!


Also, gifs of my favourite exchange so far. THANKS TUMBLR.


Preacher is quite an odd show, but then, so is the comic series.

2016-06-07 22:56:13

I am looking forward to the new Star Trek show that's coming next year, but I've got a horrible dread feeling in my gut that it's not going to be the show I want. What I want is an optimistic weekly adventure where they visit a planet, stuff happens, then they move off to a new adventure next week. Something where you can throw a random episode on and be immediately up to speed.

I have an inkling it's going to be some season long, grimdark, plot arc bullshit that's heavily dependant on the history of the show and is going to insist I stay invested in a single story over roughly twelve or thirteen episodes. I'm tiring of that kind of tv pretty quickly, I think.

I don't trust them not to overcomplicate a simple fucking premise.

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