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The Official Good Television Thread

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Satanstoenail, May 10, 2008.

  1. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    Yeah I've read a few of the books and they were okay. Better than the tv adaptation for sure but not interesting enough to continue it.

    It's just a very depressing series. Sometimes epic shit happens which is cool but it doesn't really make up for the overall dreariness imo.
     
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    Amazon is coming out with a LOTR series soon which hopefully doesn't suck like the most recent movies did.
     
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    CiG Neanderthal Parallax

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    I used to think this too, but recently I started rewatching the series again and had a change of mind about it:
     
  4. Matt

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    That's when I started watching it too, and liked it for a bit. Then when I got better and was watching it in a non-delirious state I didn't like it anywhere near as much.
     
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    CiG Neanderthal Parallax

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    In hindsight Game of Thrones does many other things very well IMO:

    They have the literal embodiment of the feminist "women are as tough as men" meme with Brienne of Tarth and even anti-SJW reactionary types love her. The Wall and the Wildlings are a fairly blatant political statement about immigration, illegal immigration, nation-building and frontierism but it doesn't feel one-sided or preachy. It doesn't shrink at intense, historically loaded subjects like slavery. That's just a few things I can think of right now.

    Also the fact that they put such classical elements like dragons, magic, kings and queens and oathbound knights with very unmajestic elements like whoring dwarves, homosexial orgies, extreme violence, crude language in stark contrast to the fantasy genre's penchant for poetic language and incest makes Game of Thrones stand out from the crowd.
     
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    CiG Neanderthal Parallax

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    Jeremy Saulnier is directing a couple of episodes in the new season of True Detective. This guy is going places man.
     
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    what the fucking hell??
     
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    an interactive black mirror ep is gonna air before the end of the year.
     
  9. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    Just started Maniac on Netflix. Seems rather great so far.
     
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    It's very Philip K. Dick. I'm enjoying it.
     
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    let me know when it gets better after episode 2...rough start
     
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    No, I'm not gonna do that.
     
  13. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    The great unpleasable is unpleased.What a surprise. I've only watched 2 episodes and didn't see anything particularly rough about them.

    Looks to be a lot better than the actual Phillip K. Dick anthology series.
     
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    Yeah, the anthology series was a letdown.
     
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    surprised you saps actually dislike something
     
  16. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    Man in the High Castle season 3 has been awesome. Were halfway in
     
  17. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    Oh, didn't realize that was out. Thanks for the notice.

    Anyone watch the latest season of Better Call Saul? Season recently ended and I don't think I've seen anyone talk about this season here at all. I thought it was fantastic, but in an understated way - nothing in it quite as dramatic as the courtroom showdown last season, but every episode has been impressive as hell. I love the organic storytelling, where developments that seem like obvious setups don't pan out to anything but quietly weigh on characters' minds, and the level of care put into mundane and/or peripheral things (like everything to do with the excavation subplot.) It's probably the only show I can stand to watch on a week-to-week basis because even if nothing much happens in a particular episode the show's so goddamn finely crafted on every level that I'm still satisfied.
     
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    The Haunting of Hill House is fucking fantastic. The wife and I are both loving it. There are times I can't tell if it's horrifying or heartbreaking.
     
  19. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    Yep, loved it. Just watched the finale the other night. Agree with everything you say.
     
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    Anom@nder Rake lives on the internet

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    Spent the past 2 months watching Marvel Netflix shows. I still need to watch Luke Cage season 2 and the new season of Daredevil. Iron Fist has a new season but season 1 was so horrible that i was surprised it even had a second season. I'd rank the shows like this:

    Punisher
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    Iron Fist
     

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