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Thread: What TV shows are you watching?
15-08-2013, 05:13 PM #1621
The only other one that competes for our interest (hah) is The Walking Dead.
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16-08-2013, 07:04 AM #1622
Premieres September 16th:
I think I spotted John Cho in there.
16-08-2013, 03:54 PM #1623
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Just finished my annual rewatch of Babylon 5. Still one of the best SciFi-Shows out there.
Now I'm finishing up Terminator SCC season 2. It's a shame this show got cancelled, there's some really good stuff in there.
17-08-2013, 11:02 AM #1624
Hanzawa Naoki, a recent TBS financial drama in Japan, currently up to 5th episode, and a Japanese TV drama usually contains 10 to 13 episodes each.
I haven't had watched Japanese TV some years ago, since quality of Japanese TV drama is generally declining. One fatal weakness, Japaneses are never keen on exporting their TV programmes, at least not as keen as exporting their TVs. I heard that even Japaneses themselves are increasing fond of Korean TV programmes and K-pop. But this one is an exception. It enjoys so extraordinarily high viewership. Too many of my friends urged me to watch it so I cannot stand to ignore it anymore. It is now such a hit in East Asia. I really hope fans will translate it in English so that westerners can watch this exciting drama, too.
This is an adoption of the financial thriller with the same name. Remember, Japanese names have family names first, and then first name. So Hanzawa is the family name of the main character. He is an officer of Tokyo Central Bank's (fictional of course, and this "Central" only indicates it is a very powerful corporation, it's not "Central" in functionality) Osaka branch's loan department. Hanzawa's director, the chief of the Osaka branch Tadasu Asano, ordered Hanzawa to approve the loan of a large Osaka steel company of half a billion JPY, so that the Osaka branch would reach the target of 10B JPY loan offering within that financial year. Yet the steel company soon went bankrupt, and Tadasu blamed on Hanzawa for full responsibility. Hanzawa refused to accept the guilt, of course, and planned for retribution.
This drama is truly amazing. Yet I wonder, why it is so different between western and eastern cultures. I enjoyed western (mainly US, since US is always so eager to export its TV dramas) TV. Most of them involve exciting sagas of characters who overcome the obstacles to achieve high. While Hanzawa Naoki is intended to illustrate the Japanese economic problem, what draws in large audience is actually the office politics it portrays. I don't understand, why easterners are always so keen of internal struggle. No matter how advanced society we have, we always take on one next to us, within the group. No one would question if Japan is an advanced society, right? Yet I see no different between Japanese and other easterner like myself, all consumed by internal struggle.
19-08-2013, 04:55 PM #1625
19-08-2013, 11:02 PM #1626
Marathoning my way through The Newsroom, finished season 1, up to 2x03 now. Liking the changes to the intro for season 2, makes me want to perforate my ear-drums much less.
20-08-2013, 03:07 AM #1627
Finished The Sopranos, the finale was a bit too artsy for my liking.
Onwards to the third season of Boardwalk Empire, which has a lot of Sopranos actors in it.
20-08-2013, 01:44 PM #1628
I was really hoping Dexter would redeem itself with its final season but I'm increasingly finding myself fast forwarding through the episodes. Why they feel the need to give each minor character their own arc is boggling. Vince was fine as a creepy/pathetic co-worker but I really could not care about his journey. Ditto everyone who works in the police station that isn't a Morgan.Open-faced sandwiches are upon you whether you would risk it or not.
20-08-2013, 03:07 PM #1629Ditto everyone who works in the police station that isn't a Morgan.
But hasn't that been the case for all seasons of Dexter?
20-08-2013, 03:09 PM #1630
20-08-2013, 10:56 PM #1631
Last edited by Dubbill; 20-08-2013 at 11:26 PM.Open-faced sandwiches are upon you whether you would risk it or not.
21-08-2013, 03:51 PM #1632
Masuka is my favorite character on the show; as far as I'm concerned there can't be enough of him on-screen in the series.
This truck is absolutely perfect for his character, yet was totally unexpected.
22-08-2013, 02:34 PM #1633
So this last run of Futurama has for the most part been pretty darn good, but this latest episode is one of the best that's been on for a long time. Next week is the first part of its conclusion and whilst I look forward to it going out with a bang, I also have no idea what on earth they'll do, considering this will be the third conclusion they've had to write and the first one was pretty much perfect.
23-08-2013, 05:39 PM #1634
This is spot on (spoilers for Breaking Bad seasons 1-first half of season 5)
24-08-2013, 10:46 AM #1635
I feel it left out the montages and the time shifts but yeah pretty spot on.
24-08-2013, 05:20 PM #1636
I finished the entirety of the classic Twilight Zone series. 156 episodes. It took me more than a year but I finally did it. Ask me anything."Reason is the madness of the strongest"
24-08-2013, 10:27 PM #1637
Drunk History made the transition from the internet to television and is showing on Comedy Central. It's basically the exact same premise - drunk people talking about historical events - but with higher production values.
An old webisode:
Open-faced sandwiches are upon you whether you would risk it or not.
25-08-2013, 02:14 AM #1638
25-08-2013, 09:21 AM #1639Ask me anything.
25-08-2013, 07:40 PM #1640
I've spent the last two weeks watching all episodes of Cowboy Bebop. As a whole, it wasn't quite as good as I remembered it and there are a few episodes that I will probably never watch again. Still, it's hard to gripe about a show's flaws when it ends on such a strong note. I dare say the last three episodes are among the finest works of animation I have ever seen.