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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 18:47 
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Young Sheldon continues to be decent. It even has this weird foreshadowing of Sheldon’s Dad dying which, if they do it right, could be something really interesting.

But that’s not the weirdest thing. Sheldon’s Dad is Leonard’s school bully from s05e11*, so many he ain’t dead. But that doesn’t explain why sheldon doesn’t recognise him, or why sheldon’s Dad is the same age as Sheldon.

* I didn’t look this up by the way this episode is currently on E4.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 19:34 
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Punisher TV series in coming!

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Did anyone watch Castlevania on Netflix? I saw Bamba mentioned it in B&B a while ago.

Anyway, it's fucking excellent. Written by Warren Ellis, looks beautiful (amidst the disembowellings and talk of goat fucking). Definitely not one for the kids. And nor is it something limited to Castlevania fans. I know (virtually) nothing of the videogame lore and am enjoying it immensely. Am sure there are plenty of hat tips to the game in there.


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Future Man is worth a look. It borrows heavily from The Last Starfighter and is very much aware of this. Funny stuff, I thought.


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The newest episode of Riverdale is amazing. As is Cheryl.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 13:48 
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The Punisher is out on Netflix. First episode was good.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:30 
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Started watching '13 Reasons Why' yesterday. It's about a high school student who kills herself and leaves a set of tapes for those who drove her to it. With there being thirteen people and thirteen episodes, I was perhaps expecting something a little more focused perhaps; at times it feels like some teen soap opera trying to teach kids morals about how their actions affect others without them realising just how much. Still, I've watched five episodes now, so I'll see how the other eight go. I saw there's a second series being filmed though, so not sure how that'll work.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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I enjoyed 13 Reasons Why. I'm going to spoiler this bit even though it's not a massive spoiler, you should still avoid it:

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It starts off oddly light-hearted, and then spirals into "Oh my fucking God, where did she go to school, Hell?!"

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:41 
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I ended up reading the spoiler as for some reason, Chrome displays the warning about it being a spoiler, but then shows the text anyway (works on mobile though). To be honest, your comment is kinda how I expect the series to go anyway.

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I noticed that too. Fixing!

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Fixed!

And, er, sorry!

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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13 Reasons Why is an amazing show, and yes I think it works best as a self contained show, so series 2 will be interesting to see what they do to keep it going.

I kept finding myself hoping that listening to the tapes was

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
somehow clues to save her, and that she wasn't really dead, but alas, no such luck.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:55 
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Fixed!

And, er, sorry!

Still showing the expanded the spoiler for me (Chrome) with a 'click to view' message.

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Grim... wrote:
Fixed!

And, er, sorry!


Working here too now.

And no problem - to be honest, I'd have probably read the spoiler anyway in case it said something like 'god, those last few episodes were crap'. :)

Oh, and this might just be my tastes, but when casting someone whose meant to be an outsider and considered not as pretty as the rest, it doesn't really work if you cast someone prettier than all of them.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:58 
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Grim... wrote:
Fixed!

And, er, sorry!

Still showing the expanded the spoiler for me (Chrome) with a 'click to view' message.

CTRL + F5, I suspect.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:59 
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Oh, and this might just be my tastes, but when casting someone whose meant to be an outsider and considered not as pretty as the rest, it doesn't really work if you cast someone prettier than all of them.

Keep watching.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:18 
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Grim... wrote:
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Grim... wrote:
Fixed!

And, er, sorry!

Still showing the expanded the spoiler for me (Chrome) with a 'click to view' message.

CTRL + F5, I suspect.

PEBCAK error.

I even fully restarted my browser before trying that, ta!

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:29 
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has been amazing this season. I mean it basically turns out the entire show has been a long con and we haven't been watching what we think we were watching.

(If you're curious, summary below, but don't click unless you're never going to watch it.)

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
Over the last two episodes, Rebecca has humiliated herself publicly over Josh, attempted suicide by taking an overdose, and has now started therapy. Her new doctor says her previous diagnoses of anxiety and depression were wrong and she actually has borderline personality disorder, accompanied by a reading out of the symptoms of BPD interspersed with flashbacks to Rebecca doing all of these things. In a key moment, Rebecca says "it was never about Josh... Josh is irrelevant." So the whole show has changed, in restrospect: it was never any sort of romcom, it was always about this character who through her own self-destructive behaviour was going to hit rock bottom and maybe come out the other side a stronger person. Or maybe not -- it's not sugar coating the seriousness of Rebecca's mental state.
Apparently this has always been the plan for the show. It's been very well handled.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:32 
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The Punisher is out on Netflix. First episode was good.

I'm three in and enjoying it. It's nice it's not a simple shootfest, which it could easily have been after his appearance in daredevil.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:33 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has been amazing this seasons. I mean it basically turns out the entire show has been a long con and we haven't been watching what we think we were watching.

(If you're curious, summary below, but don't click unless you're never going to watch it.)

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
Over the last two episodes, Rebecca has humiliated herself publicly over Josh, attempted suicide by taking an overdose, and has now started therapy. Her new doctor says her previous diagnoses of anxiety and depression were wrong and she actually has borderline personality disorder, accompanied by a reading out of the symptoms of BPD interspersed with flashbacks to Rebecca doing all of these things. In a key moment, Rebecca says "it was never about Josh... Josh is irrelevant." So the whole show has changed, in restrospect: it was never any sort of romcom, it was always about this character who through her own self-destructive behaviour was going to hit rock bottom and maybe come out the other side a stronger person. Or maybe not -- it's not sugar coating the seriousness of Rebecca's mental state.
Apparently this has always been the plan for the show. It's been very well handled.

:(

I'll have to pretend I didn't read the first paragraph

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:40 
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I'll have to pretend I didn't read the first paragraph

Sorry, I didn't mean that to sound spoilerish. It's not -- it's not that the whole show is a dream or anything heavy handed like that. It's more like a subtle subversion of your expectations rather than anything that changes anything you've seen.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Is it finished now?

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MaliA wrote:
I'll have to pretend I didn't read the first paragraph

Sorry, I didn't mean that to sound spoilerish. It's not -- it's not that the whole show is a dream or anything heavy handed like that. It's more like a subtle subversion of your expectations rather than anything that changes anything you've seen.


I can live with that.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Is it finished now?

No, it's halfway through season 3. It hasn't been either renewed or cancelled for S4. Viewing figures are very low, but they have been all along and critics love it, so maybe they'll get another season or maybe they plan to end it. Rachel Bloom has always said it was a show with a finite lifespan and a single story arc to tell.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Speaking of excellent shows, Dirk Gently S2 is also excellent. The initial oh-my-god-what-the-fuck-is-going-on is just starting to resolve itself, although there's four more to go and I've a suspicion some of my theories are based on red herrings.


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Speaking of excellent shows, Dirk Gently S2 is also excellent. The initial oh-my-god-what-the-fuck-is-going-on is just starting to resolve itself, although there's four more to go and I've a suspicion some of my theories are based on red herrings.

I totally forgot about this!

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Speaking of excellent shows, Dirk Gently S2 is also excellent. The initial oh-my-god-what-the-fuck-is-going-on is just starting to resolve itself, although there's four more to go and I've a suspicion some of my theories are based on red herrings.


I watched eps 1 and 2 of S2. It's impressively bonkers - but I don't much like the characters.

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Punisher has been excellent so far. Up to ep4 now.

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Speaking of excellent shows, Dirk Gently S2 is also excellent. The initial oh-my-god-what-the-fuck-is-going-on is just starting to resolve itself, although there's four more to go and I've a suspicion some of my theories are based on red herrings.


Is this available via Netflix/similar or did you watch it when you were in America?

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