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The Official Unofficial That Guy with the Glasses Thread.:

 19426 Maridee, Tue, 25th Dec '12 12:43:38 PM from the suburban jungle Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
On the other hand, it's not as if these are stereotypes that are actually hurting the people they're stereotyping. If they made Rebecca just the one girl or Tacoma just the black guy, it'd hurt representation. This episode they dealt with sexism - and they've dealt with racism in previous episodes.

Maybe they're using these stereotypes to illuminate those forms of discrimination?
ophelia, you're breaking my heart
 19427 Ninjaxenomorph, Tue, 25th Dec '12 12:44:15 PM from Texas, Texas Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Behind you!
[up][up] The mobster? I thought he was hilarious.

edited 25th Dec '12 12:44:28 PM by Ninjaxenomorph

Me and my friend's collaborative webcomic:

Forged Men
 19428 johnnyfog, Tue, 25th Dec '12 12:46:36 PM from NYC Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Not entirely a douche
Ethnic stereotyping! What an outrage? UNSUBSCRIBE!
PHD in Thuganomics
 19429 Wack'd, Tue, 25th Dec '12 12:58:11 PM Relationship Status: You're a beautiful woman, probably
Yeah, see, Rob's German guy doesn't bug me as much because he seems to have a bit of depth to him. Quinn is just a walking Irish stereotype, and it feels weird for the episode to lampshade this and then turn around and have the Italian guy have wine with him because...he's Italian.

edited 25th Dec '12 12:58:19 PM by Wackd

 19430 Maridee, Tue, 25th Dec '12 1:00:10 PM from the suburban jungle Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
The thing is, tho, if you make an Irish stereotype, who are you going to hurt? Maybe if you're British, but discrimination against the Irish isn't such a big issue anymore in the States. Who are you going to hurt if you make a German stereotype? Maybe if you made a Nazi, but that's clearly not the case here. Who are you going to hurt if you make an Italian stereotype? Everyone loves The Godfather.

Who are you going to hurt if you make a Middle Eastern stereotype? Lots of people. Who are you going to hurt if you make a black stereotype? It works out in a lot of different ways. What you take in influences what you do.
ophelia, you're breaking my heart
 19431 emeriin, Tue, 25th Dec '12 1:00:30 PM Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Quinn's probably the flattest out of the main cast, but I liked his weird little friendship with Rebecca last episode, his caring about Carl in the second and his Angela's Ashes line in this one is his funniest bit to date.
I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
 19432 Wack'd, Tue, 25th Dec '12 1:10:24 PM Relationship Status: You're a beautiful woman, probably
[up][up]So, you're saying as long as there's no more tension with an ethnic group it's okay to reduce them to a pile of stereotypical traits? That's not making a lot of sense to me.

But so long as that's your logic, there are multiple UK contributors (and someone actually from Ireland) so I don't doubt the site's got a decent following over there. So that makes Quinn not okay.

edited 25th Dec '12 1:11:55 PM by Wackd

 19433 Maridee, Tue, 25th Dec '12 1:23:23 PM from the suburban jungle Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
[up]No, I'm not saying that. I'm not entirely sure what they're trying to do, because they're not very clear about it. But I'm theorizing that what they're doing is using mostly past tensions to illustrate the divide between what has been and what is.

Personally, I wouldn't use ethnic stereotypes as a character's defining characteristics.
ophelia, you're breaking my heart
 19434 Wack'd, Tue, 25th Dec '12 1:25:06 PM Relationship Status: You're a beautiful woman, probably
Yeah. If this was almost anyone else, I'd probably stop watching, but we all know about Doug and his little Doug-bubble that prevents him from grasping Unfortunate Implications *cough*To Boldly Flee rape scene*cough*.

Dude means well.
 19435 johnnyfog, Tue, 25th Dec '12 1:28:47 PM from NYC Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Not entirely a douche
Oh, give me a break. Rape scene. This forum exceeds its own standards of political correctness.
PHD in Thuganomics
 19436 emeriin, Tue, 25th Dec '12 1:29:40 PM Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
After hearing the Rob+Doug commentaries for that, I just feel bad for him. He just didn't see things in that context, tried to fix it but kept fucking up so handed it to Rob, and openly admits to being too naive.

Also, don't forget that Demo Reel is also written by Rob. He even got the bigger writing credit this time.
I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
 19437 Maridee, Tue, 25th Dec '12 1:30:00 PM from the suburban jungle Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
At least he's trying to talk about it? I mean, maybe not the best way to do it, but he's starting a conversation. With the people who leave comments on his videos, no less. They scare me.
ophelia, you're breaking my heart
Meh. I just watched Demo Reel. I think Quinn summarized it well. "this thing is depressing." I guess this isnīt my kind of comedy. Too much depressing stuff and too much doing the movie "straight." Iīm sorry but to me it seems like he was just doing the Blair Withc Project instead of making fun of it.

I donīt know, I should probably wait and see but for me this show isnīt very good.

 19439 emeriin, Tue, 25th Dec '12 4:01:46 PM Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
The boys have said a few times that they want to include more drama and let the humor come from the characters. That's basically my perfect show (in theory of course, they can always get better grin), but naturally it's not going to be for everyone. (Need I say and that's completely fine or is that obvious?)

edited 25th Dec '12 4:02:02 PM by emeriin

I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
 19440 Filby, Tue, 25th Dec '12 4:04:28 PM from Western Massachusetts
Some Guy
Not gonna lie, the relative lack of Doug's trademark slapstick in the two most recent episodes has been refreshing. I don't know if he's consciously toned it down or just handed most of the writing chores to Rob (who I know prefers character development), but it helps Demo Reel feel that much more distinct from the Nostalgia Critic.
Groovy.
 19441 emeriin, Tue, 25th Dec '12 4:08:31 PM Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Actually Rob's the one obsessed with plot while Doug's got a hard-on for characters. Doug keeps saying how it's awesome that they work together cos Rob can put a plot point to Doug's character scenes, while Doug adds character to any scene of Rob's where the plot has to be explained.
I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
 19442 Filby, Tue, 25th Dec '12 4:19:45 PM from Western Massachusetts
Some Guy
[up]Ah. I remember Rob explained their writing differences on Facebook but I had them mixed up.
Groovy.
 19443 emeriin, Tue, 25th Dec '12 4:22:58 PM Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Doug talks about it at the 34:22 mark if you're interested. smile
I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
 19444 johnnyfog, Tue, 25th Dec '12 4:56:13 PM from NYC Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Not entirely a douche
I think it would be better if Donnie's studio crapped out Asylum parodies. The quality of said movies straddles the line between spoof and plain hack work, which mirrors criticism of Doug himself.

Why not embrace it? That way the premise would be fresh, and it makes a point about intellectual property. Fanfics, spoofs, caustic critics. Doug is in a prime position to comment on that.

edited 25th Dec '12 4:57:07 PM by johnnyfog

PHD in Thuganomics
II
Because that's basically what the pilot was (albeit they were doing it unintentionally) and even people who like the show now hated it.
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 19446 emeriin, Tue, 25th Dec '12 7:28:12 PM Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Plus, while it got better in the second episode because the big damn speech actually meant something to both Donnie and Tacoma, what they're doing now feels more natural.

(Note: I liked the pilot, it was funny, but it does feel a bit threadbare compared to all the development and mystery of the later eps.)
I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
 19447 Gilphon, Tue, 25th Dec '12 9:03:16 PM from The Third Sound Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Scum
I feel the formula from the second episode worked best; they're trying to remake one movie, and failing in entertaining ways, while meanwhile things that parody a different movie are happening off-camera. That's a concept they could've done a lot more of. Not that the more recent episodes are bad, I just feel they're a step down.
"Canada Day is over, and now begins the endless dark of the Canada Night."
I honestly thought the 2nd episode was the weakest and too much of it felt like a combination of "bad comedy movie" and "bad internet review sketch". Either that or lame tired early 2000s internet meme. ZOMG EVIL TURKEY IS DANGEROUS, yeah no thank you.
 
Todd's and Lindsay's Vlog for "Les Miserables" is up.
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 19450 emeriin, Wed, 26th Dec '12 7:57:05 AM Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
I'm looking forward to the inevitable flood of videos about it. It'll be like part two of Breaking Dawn, only not [insert insult to Twilight here]. tongue

edited 26th Dec '12 7:57:19 AM by emeriin

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