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The Official Good Television Thread

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

  1. Phylactery

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    Maybe if you called them films I'd be more inclined!

    But nah, I haven't forgotten! It's on my never-ending to do list. I'm actually excited to get started, but I just never find the right time.
     
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    CiG Harbinger of Metal

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    Farrell... man I just find him to be mostly an insufferable actor. Miami Vice was amazing but other than that I don't know that I've ever liked him in anything else.
     
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    yea, hes pretty fucking bad. Tbh so is Vaughn. It just amazes me how they went from such a mindblowingly good S1(in every department, especially the acting) to the crap they gave us with S2.
     
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    CiG Harbinger of Metal

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    I don't mind Vaughn (again, everybody should see Brawl in Cell Block 99). Most of his shitty acting is because he does mostly dumb comedies, Farrell is actually supposed to be a good actor.
     
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    Jimmy... Dead. contemplative curmudgeon

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    Spare me the sententious talk. It's picayune and unctuous
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    oh shit, now we know where Jimmy has been. Studying at oxford.
     
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    my two favourite farrell performances came in lanthimos movies the lobster and the killing of a sacred deer. turns out the dude was born to do deadpan comedy, he should do more of that.
     
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    Oh fuck, somehow those two didn't even cross my mind, probably because he's so out of type. Good point!
     
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    lol i googled his post and apparently it's a fake true detective quote from 4chan
     
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    not sure i know what "deadpan comedy" is but i watched that one vampire movie of his back when it came out and thought it was pretty bad.
     
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    he's definitely an obnoxious presence a lot of the time, usually when he's been cast as some paragon of masculinity lol
     
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    um yea it's a fake quote from that awful season 2, ya fuck
     
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    sorry man, i dont have lines from that shitty season etched into my brain.
     
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    Or when he played 'brooding writer' in Seven Psychopaths, I wanted to throw boiled ink in his face.
     
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    more of a conventional role, but yeah he does seem to suit comedy better in general.
     
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    I remember you praising The New World, so that's one I assume he didn't ruin for you. I quite liked Tigerland myself.
     
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    well everyone just gets malickified in his movies so it doesn't really matter who they are lol
     
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    Lol, you really do like the more simplistic version of our language dont you? And again, one is a word that did not originate in English and is used in dozens of other languages and has quite a few other meanings, the other is a word that was born and originated in the English language and means only one thing ... a moving picture that you find on a ROLL OF FILM. ;)
     
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    I don't think it's necessary or important to care about either characters. I've watched it like 6 times and don't care about either, tbh. The only character I actually like is Maggie, if I had to say I liked anyone.
    I think that article summarizes the feminist critique of season 1 pretty effectively. There's three articles on three large sites/companies but the complaints are all the same : Maggie is weak and Woody controls and fucks women while there are no women cops.
    women get their own channel(at least 2? lifetime and hallmark?) and time of day (9am -> 4pm) and what is on? Who is Real Housewives of every city in America for? I think it's pretty fair to say good TV and good film is propped up by male viewing and male dollars. Grey's Anatomy is like the longest tenured show in however long, and i've seen every damn episode, and it's just garbage.
     

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