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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:44 
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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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MrsVision and I have started watching Breaking Bad. It's the second time for me but she's new to it.

It's still brilliant though and I'm picking up lots of things that I hadn't noticed before. One being...

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In one of the first episodes, Walt has a birthday party. Hank proposes a toast but he does this in the middle of showing off his gun. Everyone in the room raises a toast with a glass except for Walter who is holding a gun awkwardly. It's very subtle, but clever and shows the distinction between Walter and everyone else in the room.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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I fancy her more as posh Rose Leslie than I do as fake northern Ygritte. I have a weakness for gingers, though.


See, opposite for me.

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I fancy her more as posh Rose Leslie than I do as fake northern Ygritte. I have a weakness for gingers, though.

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I've been working my way through the X-Files on Amazon Prime of late. In the past, I'd given up around season four I think, but I'm now up to season either this time around. The quality is so variable though that some episodes, I end up paying very little attention to and have even just napped through. In the first few seasons, I prefer the 'monster of the week' type episodes as they were more interesting than the overall season story, but when you get to seasons six onward, I found that some of the monster of the week episodes were so bad, I'd long for a main story one instead.

In particular, I don't enjoy the lighthearted stories much at all, like Hollywood AD (where there's an X-Files film made). I much prefer the darker episodes.

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Second time around, I found Breaking Bad to be more of a black comedy with elements of a thriller, whereas first time around the balance went the other way.

Things like:
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Walt chastising Jesse for bringing the meth lab to an airport, when later on Jesse chastised Walt for bringing a bomb to a hospital.
Walt wanting to withhold Jesse's payment from him because he'll spend it on drugs (it is drug money).
The discussion of killling/being a criminal with Krazy8.

All of this is hilarious, but way moreso given the context of future episodes.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Second time around, I found Breaking Bad to be more of a black comedy with elements of a thriller, whereas first time around the balance went the other way.

Things like:
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Walt chastising Jesse for bringing the meth lab to an airport, when later on Jesse chastised Walt for bringing a bomb to a hospital.
Walt wanting to withhold Jesse's payment from him because he'll spend it on drugs (it is drug money).
The discussion of killling/being a criminal with Krazy8.

All of this is hilarious, but way moreso given the context of future episodes.


Absolutely spot on. I said this just last night. It's way more funnier than I remember it being. I guess it helps that there's no suspense for me as I know what's going to happen.

I still think it's the best thing I've ever watched on TV.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Cras wrote:
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I fancy her more as posh Rose Leslie than I do as fake northern Ygritte. I have a weakness for gingers, though.


See, opposite for me.

Might be because you're surrounded my southerners and I'm surrounded by northerners.


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I have a weakness for gingers, though.

Quite.

Like we hadn't figured that out from the cottage.

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We've started watching American Horror Story. Just started season 4 and still interested. I pay it more interest than my phone which is a good marker.

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Handmaids tale is the best new show on TV. Very interesting setting and amazingly written and acted.

Genius is much better than I thought it would be. There are lots of silly stuff though, like how every Einstein discovery came by through an eureka moment, but I understand that staring at a man thinking for 10 hour's wouldnt make a good show.

Fargo is being amazing. Best season so far.

American gods is really stupid, but I like all the neons, so I'll keep watching it for sure.


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Just started series 2 of Better Call Saul. It's brilliant. Brilliantly shot, brilliantly scripted, brilliantly acted.

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Finished series four of Agents of Shield. Slow-burning in places, much less so in others. I think that was the best one yet. Much fun.


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Recently started 'SONS OF ANARCHY' on Netflix, currently working my through Season Two.

I'm very much enjoying it but part of me can't help but think it's basically a soap opera with occasional extreme violence, rock music, and Hell's Angels, but then again that sounds pretty cool.

Suffers a bit from the 'no proper swearing' policy that was imposed on it, and I'm still not sure if it's supposed to be condemning or lionising the Angels themselves, or not taking a position at all.

Evil Leela is splendid though, and there is some great humour in there, albeit often very dark and/or twisted.

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Yeah it's just good fun, it is what it is. Don't go watching it thinking you're going to be getting some sort of clever commentary on anything.


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It really fucking nosedives off a cliff when they go to Ireland. The later seasons have their moments but it gets really daft and formulaic.

I can't remember it being averse to swearing which is a bit odd given all the violence and bum rape later on.


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Yeah, an enjoyable watch but very wobbly.

Especially:
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Irish Season 8) :D


Also:
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Stone wash and white trainers :spew:


But I watched the whole bloody lot and didn't feel short changed.

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Bloody hell. Obvious, now you say it.

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Mrs Z and myself decided to drop Orange is the new Black as the current season is absolute gash.

Shame as it was pretty good until this season. Plenty of other stuff to watch though so it's out.

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Bloody hell. Obvious, now you say it.

You clearly didn't watch enough Married With Children.

Or Eight Simple Rules.

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Bloody hell. Obvious, now you say it.

You clearly didn't watch enough Married With Children.

Or Eight Simple Rules.


Nope. I know her very well, just never made the voice connection.

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Wait what, you didn't know she voiced Leela?! Even after Al turns up and they do a whole bit?

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Mrs Z and myself decided to drop Orange is the new Black as the current season is absolute gash.

Shame as it was pretty good until this season. Plenty of other stuff to watch though so it's out.


Yes we are struggling with it, normally its one of the few summer shows available that we both like so we watch it all in a week.

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Grim... wrote:
Wait what, you didn't know she voiced Leela?! Even after Al turns up and they do a whole bit?


Which apparently I missed

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I couldn't get into Sons of Anarchy at all. I tried. 4 or 5 episodes in, I just didn't give a shit about any of the characters. Dull.


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Because you're not into Harleys, Drugs, guns and white trainers like we are.

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Because you're not into Harleys, Drugs, guns and white trainers like we are.

That's probably it.


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