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The Official Good Television Thread

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

  1. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Who are you talking to? I called the show overrated, not crimmy. I have no problem with the ending at all and thought it was a rather solid way to wrap things up.

    The Sopranos is infinitely more overrated. Literally every pleb you meet on the street is going to say that its one of the best shows.

    +Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Rome, True Detective and even The Wire.
     
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  2. CiG

    CiG Immense Thickening Vomit

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    #triggered

    Voicing my opinion on the legitimacy of "overrated" as an extremely common criticism, not on the show itself.

    How do you separate popularity from talking about "its the greatest show ever"? Seems like semantics, unless you're suggesting that it's popular among people who don't like it as well as people who do...?
     
  3. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    popularity means = great/good?

    :lol:

    yes and your post was attached to a comment i made earlier. Try watching the show first before criticizing others for their opinions.
     
  4. CiG

    CiG Immense Thickening Vomit

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    ...or what? :D
     
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    He didn’t need to change, but if the point was he (and almost everyone else) was never gonna change, then they could have wrapped this show up more quickly. If the moral of the story is “people never change and life has no purpose” I don’t need six seasons to illustrate that point.

    I don’t think they’re plot holes, but moreso unresolved threads within the story. And a story is allowed to have those. However, if he really said that it’s all answered “if you’re willing to look close enough” that’s a little rich for me. The Russian in the woods episode was one of the moments where I felt the show was reaching another level. Then, nothing came of it. If he wants me to go back and sift through the clues and symbols to “figure out” where it led, he should
    Have hired someone to help him with those elements, because those things were never well done in the show.

    As for the ending, I get that there are a bunch of breadcrumbs at the end to justify multiple interpretations of its meaning. I intentionally didn’t go back and watch to try and figure it out, because it’s bullshit. It was a cheap gimmick to get people to talk about and otherwise poorly done finale without making any strong decisions. And naturally, tools in the media praised the ending for being so different.
     
  6. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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  7. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    i remember most people absolutely hating the ending when it aired.
     
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    My sense is the media and critics gobbled it up, but most fans hated lt.
     
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    Game of Thrones is the apex of overrated. So many characters are downplayed.

    I hear The Wire talked about more than pretty much any other HBO show and I’ve even met people who are fans that can’t get into The Sopranos. That might be because The Sopranos is a bit older but still.
     
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    I have Game of Thrones season 5 coming in the mail finally, can't wait. Hoping it's not as bad as some people have suggested.
     
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    The Haunting of Hill House was great. Such a great show for Halloween season, and really fucking well done on top of that.
     
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    Since Apu is apparently being completely dropped from The Simpsons following the so-called racism controversy, this post goes out to him.

     
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    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    Lol, they're seriously cutting him from the show? That's pretty cowardly, but at this point who gives a shit about new seasons of The Simpsons.
     
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    Yeah I don't watch the show anymore, haven't for years.

    I actually disagree that cutting Apu is cowardly, if they did it as a way to say "fuck you" to activist demands that they hire an actual Indian person to voice him after decades of him being voiced by Hank Azaria.

    Cowardly would be appeasing to a bunch of outraged dickheads. Now they get nothing lmao.

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    #RIP #NeverForget
     
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  15. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    If it’s because Azaria himself refused to Apu’s voice anymore then they should have ended the show right there. Groening has other stuff on the go and it would be a valid reason to stop. Continuing the show without the character after their initial in-episode ‘fuck you’ is lame as fuck.

    Simpsons has been varying in quality for a while but some of the newer episodes have actually been pretty good. Bowing to some inner-city hipster Indian with a pure American accent that is offended about some schoolyard bullying about his heritage enrages me. Stereotypes eh? Pretty difficult concept to grasp.
     
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    They should have ended that show YEARS ago let's be honest.
     
  17. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    Daredevil season 3 was great
     
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    Jimmy... Dead. contemplative curmudgeon

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    It really is excellent. What happens to Nell/what she is was so damn good. And that story Mr Dudley tells was fucking chilling.

    I still have 3 episodes to go I’m saving for Halloween night
     
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    OG Chardee MacDennis is pure gold:

     
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