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The Official Good Television Thread

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

  1. Blurry_Dreams

    Blurry_Dreams Active Member

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    walter is insane now??
    watch the rest of the series and we'll talk about how insane walter gets
     
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    CiG Sand Boondie ist Krieg!

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    Did you rewatch Rogue One beforehand?
     
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    Nope, just dove in. I’ve seen Rogue One a few times. I don’t think you need to rewatch it before, if that’s what you’re asking. Or are you suggesting I should have…?
     
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  5. CiG

    CiG Sand Boondie ist Krieg!

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    I was just curious if it's worth doing so.
     
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  6. Einherjar86

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    Couldn’t hurt I’m sure, but not necessary.
     
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    Anyone check out the new Netflix show by the Dark creator?
     
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    Yeah, I'm almost done with it--one episode left. Pales in comparison, and not a spectacular show to begin with. I enjoy the premise and the visuals, but the narrative feels sloppy.
     
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    CiG Sand Boondie ist Krieg!

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    I finished season 2 of Gangs of London yesterday, so fucking good. Can't remember the last time a show rolled with constant twists and narrative shifts while simultaneously bringing movie-tier action and violence.

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    Also the Georgian mafia boss Koba is one of the most cold-blooded antagonists ever.

    Anyways now I can finally start Andor.
     
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    I just saw the preview for That's 90's Show. Holy crap that is bad!
     
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    Finished 1899. It's far inferior to Dark, and very mediocre overall. I'll probably give S2 a try and see if they recover; the show tries to pull a major twist at the end of S1, but it feels contrived and derivative in light of some recent cinema (which I won't name so as not to spoil for potential viewers). I must admit a very base curiosity as to the storyline behind the reveal, which is the reason for my continued interest--provided Netflix doesn't cancel the show, a likely possibility given what I have to assume are high production costs.
     
  13. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    Three episodes into 1899 and it's... pretty rough. This is some of the most aggressively mystery box-oriented writing I've seen in television, and it is hard to feel invested when every character is treated like a puzzle to be solved. What actual character writing we've gotten has been pretty bad, with cartoonish declarations of evil intent, conversations where the parties do not share a mutual language and really just take turns monologuing at the audience, and scenes where the dialogue seems clumsily engineered to impart specific clues to the viewer ("I killed a man! And now I'm wearing his clothes!") I'll keep watching because it's only 8 episodes and at least the setting/aesthetic is interesting, hopefully it goes somewhere.
     
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    CiG Sand Boondie ist Krieg!

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    3 episodes into Andor and I can see why you like it so much Ein. It's got a whole Blade Runner vibe to it, tech-noir meets simmering political discontent. Easily the best SW-related thing since The Mandalorian season 1.
     
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    Anyone watching The Peripheral? I was very excited by a Gibson adaptation and it started out suitably batshit, but has fallen into a groove where it unfolds fairly predictably. Despite the fertile turf, the deep sci-fi themes are only given superficial treatment.
     
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    I think it's the most intense/violent franchise entry I've ever seen. And it ratchets up the tension and pace about halfway through the season.

    Nah, I'm still deluding myself into thinking I'll read the book first. Maybe at some point I'll check out the show.
     
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    CiG Sand Boondie ist Krieg!

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    Definitely the most violent. The tone is so much heavier than anything else in the franchise. I'm at episode 6 now, is it just me or is it also the best paced show in awhile? It feels like it's blowing by and never dull.
     
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    Yeah I think the pacing is pretty solid. There were a couple episodes that may have dragged a bit, but I also think that might have been because I was amped and just wanted to see how things were gonna turn out. There are very few, if any, moments wasted in the plot.
     
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    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    The first season of Andor feels like a series of 4 movies chopped into 12 episodes of television, even to the point of basically having 4 different climaxes that all could've been season finales in any other show. Pretty rare to see that kind of pacing in television.
     
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    You guys are really hyping this up good. Mando really stagnated in it's pacing but all I hear are good things with Andor...
     

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