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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby angel_of_death » Tue May 14, 2013 7:06 pm

Andy Hall wrote:I've never watched 1 episode of 24, never grabbed me :(


If you never watched an episode, how do you know it doesn't grab you?

Personally I think it was the best news of the year! I can't wait!
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Applecore » Wed May 15, 2013 7:57 am

Jobdone wrote:Bullshit ass bullshit from HIMYM.

"HEY REMEMBER ALL THOSE EPISODES WHERE NOTHING FUCKING HAPPENED"
"I SURE DO"
"THANK GOD WE MADE THOSE SO WE HAVE TO FIT ALL THIS ACTUAL PLOT INTO 20 MINUTES. YAAAAAAY"

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Totally agree, but I think they did enough in that season finale to draw me in for Season 9 (plus as it's the final season and I've been watching for so long, I might as well see it through).
Definitely going to be a bunch of breakup/makeup bullshit between The Mother and Ted, because the writers think the fans are idiots.
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Fjar » Wed May 15, 2013 8:41 am

Darkweasel wrote:Okay, so after last week's Game of Thrones, I called it a "moving the chess pieces" episode.
Well, this week for the most part, it was a total fucking stalemate.


I completely agree. And having been told that they plan to squeeze the most interesting parts of this series into one episode towards the end of the series, I'm really frustrated right now.

This part of the book series is by no means boring, but it's like they're trying their best to make this season as boring as possible.
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Owen » Wed May 15, 2013 11:27 am

Applecore wrote:
Jobdone wrote:Bullshit ass bullshit from HIMYM.

"HEY REMEMBER ALL THOSE EPISODES WHERE NOTHING FUCKING HAPPENED"
"I SURE DO"
"THANK GOD WE MADE THOSE SO WE HAVE TO FIT ALL THIS ACTUAL PLOT INTO 20 MINUTES. YAAAAAAY"

:lol:
Totally agree, but I think they did enough in that season finale to draw me in for Season 9 (plus as it's the final season and I've been watching for so long, I might as well see it through).
Definitely going to be a bunch of breakup/makeup bullshit between The Mother and Ted, because the writers think the fans are idiots.

That's one things that the show keeps doing, is acting like their fans have no idea what coming next, despite everything being really predictable.
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Soze » Wed May 15, 2013 1:23 pm

Fjar wrote:[This part of the book series is by no means boring, but it's like they're trying their best to make this season as boring as possible.


Really? I've been completely gripped by it! Only ever read the first book, quite enjoyed it but (and this is unusual for me) I enjoyed the TV series more. So I've just decided to keep myself surprised by not reading the other books. I've found this season uniformly excellent.

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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Soze » Wed May 15, 2013 1:38 pm

Full 3 minute trailer for 'SHIELD', the TV series spin off from The Avengers movie. Looking good.

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2013/05/15/marvels ... d-trailer/

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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Luke_X » Wed May 15, 2013 2:08 pm

Soze wrote:
Fjar wrote:[This part of the book series is by no means boring, but it's like they're trying their best to make this season as boring as possible.


Really? I've been completely gripped by it! Only ever read the first book, quite enjoyed it but (and this is unusual for me) I enjoyed the TV series more. So I've just decided to keep myself surprised by not reading the other books. I've found this season uniformly excellent.


im loving season 3 so far. it's just getting better and better imo. Danaerys is becoming interesting at last, Jamie is finally being used after his 10 minutes in season 2 and his story is proving nothing less than brilliantly written, finally seeing more of the mystical/magical side of the series, and the upcoming battle is just going to be fantastic. i can finally not say a single bad thing about this show as they seem to have finally gotten the kinks out of it's system.

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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Luke_X » Wed May 15, 2013 2:09 pm

Soze wrote:Full 3 minute trailer for 'SHIELD', the TV series spin off from The Avengers movie. Looking good.

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2013/05/15/marvels ... d-trailer/



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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Darkweasel » Wed May 15, 2013 3:45 pm

Luke_X wrote:
Soze wrote:
Fjar wrote:[This part of the book series is by no means boring, but it's like they're trying their best to make this season as boring as possible.


Really? I've been completely gripped by it! Only ever read the first book, quite enjoyed it but (and this is unusual for me) I enjoyed the TV series more. So I've just decided to keep myself surprised by not reading the other books. I've found this season uniformly excellent.


im loving season 3 so far. it's just getting better and better imo. Danaerys is becoming interesting at last, Jamie is finally being used after his 10 minutes in season 2 and his story is proving nothing less than brilliantly written, finally seeing more of the mystical/magical side of the series, and the upcoming battle is just going to be fantastic. i can finally not say a single bad thing about this show as they seem to have finally gotten the kinks out of it's system.


Overall, this is easily the best season so far, but the kinks are far from out of it. Speaking as someone who hasn't read the books and is just viewing it as a TV show in its own right, (so also without the hindrance of prior knowledge of the plots), I've found the pacing quite erratic and the leaps between stories are quite disjointed.

It's still a top show but it's too much spread too thin.
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Andy Hall » Wed May 15, 2013 8:56 pm

Banshee, seriously this show is amazing 3 episodes in and i'm flawed by how good each episode has been :o
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Luke_X » Wed May 15, 2013 9:42 pm

Watch the trailers for some the new American shows.

Us and Them (gavin and Stacey USA) - the first looks like a straight up rip with some obvious changes. The guy playing smithy's character looks like such a bad fit but maybe it'll work. I imagine they'll have used up all of thebritish storyline by the end of the first season.

Shawn saves the world - looks like the character jack from will and grace but less in your face. But looked like it could be funny.

Almost Human - Karl Urban being awesome in what looks like Alien Nation but with robots. Trailer looked great and will nicely fill the void left by Fringe.

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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby mikeftw » Thu May 16, 2013 10:54 am

So glad I stuck with Hannibal, loving it
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby herzeleid » Thu May 16, 2013 11:04 am

Finally got round to watching Twin Peaks, it's pretty good i'm on episode 4 right now. Not all that weird like people said though.

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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Jobdone » Thu May 16, 2013 11:12 am

Hannibal is amazing. I was really impressed.


And I've started watching Portlandia. This shit is hilarious.
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Andy Hall » Thu May 16, 2013 11:45 am

Last episode of season 1 of Arrow next week, holy shit this series is good, everyone said this owuld be the flop of the year, how wrong were they :o
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