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LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 17th 2011 at 3:35:31 PM

AKA, we talk about TV. I'm currently watching The Wire (still on season one, near the end. The "Where's Wallace" scene was so sad) and The Walking Dead, which is cool if a little slow.

edited 17th Mar '11 3:35:48 PM by LolipodDistortion

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Aondeug Oh My from Our Dreams
Oh My
Mar 17th 2011 at 4:56:50 PM

-wanted this to be a new "So I just read this thing called a book" thread-

I watch Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune with my grandparents. Sometimes I watch soaps, the news, crime documentaries, that Nostradamus bullshit on the History channel, and such with them as well.

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
Malkavian What is this from madness
What is this
Mar 17th 2011 at 5:03:16 PM

I watch... err... cartoons... Oh. And Smallville.... I just made it worse, didn't I?

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." — Grant Morrison
Aondeug Oh My from Our Dreams
Oh My
Mar 17th 2011 at 5:11:18 PM

Cartoons are fucking awesome. Haven't watched any too recently though. Least aways Western ones anyway. Madoka counts as a recent cartoon...To Aru That Long Fucking Name too...

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
Malkavian What is this from madness
What is this
Mar 17th 2011 at 5:23:32 PM

Adventure Time is one of the best out right now. It's reminiscent of the more surreal 90s cartoons.

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." — Grant Morrison
Aondeug Oh My from Our Dreams
Oh My
Mar 17th 2011 at 5:27:38 PM

Haven't watched that all yet. I think the most recent Western cartoon I've watched with any regularity is Total Drama ENTER A FUCKING WORD HERE. Haven't watched it since about half way through Action...I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'S HAPPENING.

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
Mar 17th 2011 at 5:37:18 PM

I liked Twin Peaks.

I'm not sure if this should go here or in the other thread.

Kentok Earth-Pig Born from Upper Iest Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Earth-Pig Born
Mar 17th 2011 at 6:06:52 PM

The Wire is the greatest television show ever concieved.

Try to watch something else after you finish it, it'll change your perception on TV Shows.

You can get what you want and still not be very happy.
Servbot Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Mar 17th 2011 at 6:27:26 PM

-wanted this to be a new "So I just read this thing called a book" thread-

What's the URL of this... "television"... you speak of?

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(I was hoping for that too.)

Landstander God Of Cake from Somewhere else
God Of Cake
Mar 17th 2011 at 6:31:34 PM

I don't watch too many live action fiction shows, but I am a Gilmore Girls addict.

Emperor Wu liked cake, but not exploding cake!
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 17th 2011 at 8:52:01 PM

My main problem with The Walking Dead is that Rick is something of a Marty Stu. Same with the comic really.

edited 17th Mar '11 8:52:14 PM by LolipodDistortion

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Mar 17th 2011 at 9:40:41 PM

It's becuse The Walking Dead ight as well be called "Rick's survival". The whole point is that he's an exceptional human being facing exceptional conditions.

Anyway, I watched The Wire until season 4 and I'm looking for Five. I recommend the show wholeheartedly. It's got humor, sadness, grittiness, style, it looks gorgeous (The blue and grey palette in S04 is just amazing) and it's suberpfully wirtten.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 17th 2011 at 11:29:29 PM

I almost cried during the "Where's Wallace" scene.

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Mar 17th 2011 at 11:52:01 PM

@Lolipod: That's not even the greatest blow the show will achieve. Trust me.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 18th 2011 at 12:30:43 AM

Also, Kima getting shot and the aftermath in the next episode is probably my favorite sequences from any show ever.

...

That Came Out Wrong

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Mar 18th 2011 at 3:28:08 AM

Cadfael. Awesomeness.

edited 18th Mar '11 3:28:21 AM by InverurieJones

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
Mar 18th 2011 at 7:24:51 AM

@Lolipod: I think that's the moment that sold the show for me. Well, either that or the second-to-last ep of S02.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 18th 2011 at 2:18:31 PM

Just finished Season One.

My main reaction: Bubbles! Y U no stay clean!?

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Sep 24th 2011 at 8:26:53 PM

Saw an episode of Fringe last night for the first time. I have only two comments:

1) It must be fun writing for a show that doesn't care whether the plot makes sense or not.

2) Those writers are smoking some good shit.

edited 24th Sep '11 8:27:05 PM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Sep 24th 2011 at 8:46:32 PM

Terra Nova which starts tomorrow looks to have some promise and is available on both public and cable channels. Science fiction style series with time travel being used to start a colony in the distant past during the time of the dinosaurs.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Tangent128 from Virginia Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Sep 24th 2011 at 11:08:55 PM

Ah, Fringe... Deliciously insane. And yet once you figure out what's going on, the story is actually pretty strong somehow. Maddy's evaluations are pretty accurate.

edited 24th Sep '11 11:09:51 PM by Tangent128

Do you highlight everything looking for secret messages?
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Sep 25th 2011 at 1:22:21 AM

I found it strangely compelling, despite all the times I wanted to fling something at the TV and yell "<fitb> doesn't work that way!"

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Tangent128 from Virginia Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Sep 25th 2011 at 11:13:54 AM

Which episode did you see? That reaction describes 90% of them. tongue

And yet for this one show, I am okay with it...

Do you highlight everything looking for secret messages?

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