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05-11-2011, 11:17 AM #141
Its weird that, usually my firends don't watch documentry series, but it seems every one of them is watching Frozen Planet.
05-11-2011, 10:19 PM #142
Finished season 2 of The Wire. It got better as it went along and by the last four or five episodes I was liking probably as much as the season 1 stuff.
I might have a little break before season 3 (I watch 'em through Lovefilm so I might clear a couple of other things off my list first) but I'm already kind of itching to get started on it. :-PA brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
05-11-2011, 11:35 PM #143
Farscape gets released on blu-ray on November 14th, according to Amazon. Its' region free apparently, though it doesn't include The Peacekeeper Wars due to some sort of rights issue.
06-11-2011, 01:06 AM #144
06-11-2011, 03:05 AM #145
Oddly enough the DVD version of the boxset does include it though.
07-11-2011, 03:16 PM #146
Just finished watching Season 4 of The Wire, fecking powerful stuff. Probably up there in the best season of The Wire. The story of the boys going through school and how it can help or hinder them is really good I have to say. I love this show because it has so many interesting characters in it, and the boys successfully made good interesting characters as well. It got really powerful near the end, I think episode 11 is probably the most sucker punches in an episode ever and left me like good films do, just speechless for a few minutes. Can't wait till season 5, though that's the end of it :(
07-11-2011, 03:50 PM #147
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07-11-2011, 08:59 PM #148
Really enjoyed yesterday's episode of Misfits. (Spoilers ahoy) I thought it was interesting to try and go at some female issues from the point of view of a male character. I suspect you'd need to be female to know how good a job they did of it but that they did it at all it is a good thing, I think.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
09-11-2011, 06:25 PM #149
If anyone used to watch Sons of Anarchy back when it was Macbeth cleverly disguised as a motorcycle drama (before it crashed off the rails spectacularly in season 3 with one of the worst seasons of tv I have ever made myself watch in the vain hope it might come good again), I'm pleased to say that last nights episode was fantastic.
It's finally broken out of the 'guilty pleasure' category and become the explosive, tightly scripted character drama it always threatened to be. If you gave up on it before or during the 'Oirish' season, it's well worth skipping that one and diving straight on to the current series instead.
Edit: @ Ian, I enjoyed the episode too, and I think the scatalogical writing in the series is spot on. Rudy may just be a proxy for their dick jokes, picking up where nathan left off, but it's still pretty hilarious (consequently, the cleaned up inevitable US remake will be fucking awful).
I wonder how they're going to use Curtis now though, is there much more mileage to be had from his power?
09-11-2011, 06:36 PM #150
09-11-2011, 07:25 PM #151
How wrong would it be to get the blu-ray of series 1-4 of Farscape, and then the DVD of The Peacekeeper Wars? I'm thinking not very...
I've been trying to watch Frozen Planet in HD on iPlayer, but my internet at uni is so rubbish, I've given up. I started watching it in SD but only got half-way through, so I'll pick that up again probably on Friday and watch the third episode at some point. What I will say though is that some of the imagery is simply amazing. In games, film or book you have this painted impression of foreign, alien environments, but we really do only need look at specific places on Earth to get environments that still seem so alien, shrouded in this weird mysticism that's just brilliant to look at. I can't get enough of it.
Edit: Finally got round to finishing the second episode of it. Utterly amazing. I'm incredibly tempted to pick up the blu-ray of it when it's available.
16-11-2011, 05:26 PM #152
Despite the previous post, I was able to watch the third Frozen Planet in HD and really magnificent. I was particularly impressed by the clips at the end of them recording the polar bear family. Damn.
Also, an admission of guilt. There's a show I've been catching called New Girl. It's so sickeningly enjoyable, I hate that I like it. Stars Zooey Deschanel, as herself, living with a group of men after she was dumped by her boyfriend. Hilarity ensues. It's clearly aimed at the 'Female Demographic', but it's entertaining. When you look past the obvious girliness of it, there's some genuinely funny jokes. The latest episode, for example, includes the purchase of an overly large turkey which, after not fitting in the oven, is cooked using a tumble dryer. The show doesn't really settle into its rhythm until the third episode (six have aired so far) but at 22ish minutes long a pop, you can quickly make up your mind. I feel the same about it as I do Desperate Housewives in that it's clearly aimed at the 'Female Demographic' but some of the content is just well written or ridiculous enough to be entertaining whatever. Anyhow, I have made my piece. I hope you can all accept me for who I am.
In other news, I have my hands on the first season DVDs of Breaking Bad and Community, with the first season of Mad Men in the post. I went a bit crazy with the buying there, with Community being the only one I was completely interested in, but the other two weren't that expensive and if I don't like, I'm sure I can give them to someone who'll appreciate better. Of course, I just found out in its third season that Community has been put on hiatus, so...yeah, not a good sign there.
17-11-2011, 09:53 AM #153
I also got the first season of Community from Amazon, fecking cheap at £13 that is a bargain, of course I would have bought it for £20 because every little helps. If they see DVD sales are high they might renew for a 4th season. Apprantly the 3rd season is going to air all its episodes according to one of the main guys. Whether it will have a 4th season is probably a bit less certain, in fact i suspect not. I really want it to though because i think them graduating from college would be a great ending to the show.
My girlfriend seems to love Community though so that's a plus.
17-11-2011, 02:19 PM #154
Yeah, I asked out on Facebook for opinions on Community and was immediately hit with a wave of positivity (and some people who "Hadn't seen it, but heard good things", an utterly useless comment) which sparked me to do it. Indeed, £13 is a great price and seemed to be the cost around everywhere else too. I'm looking forward to watching it.
20-11-2011, 07:42 AM #155
I'm on holiday and it's pouring with rain so I switched on the TV for the first time to be met by an abomination called A Minute To Win it. I'd just like to know how the hell gameshgows went from passably entertaining general knowledge quizzes like The Weakest Link and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire to shit like Deal Or No Deal and finally a show about bouncing ping pong balls into a bucket strapped to your head.
Where the fuck did humanity go wrong?
In other news I'm also re-reading Earth Abides. If there is a diety out there who is listening I think it's time to push the reset button and start again.
21-11-2011, 04:33 AM #156
I need to get round to watching last week's Frozen Planet too...
21-11-2011, 05:49 PM #157
i would recommend Breaking Bad, its so good. But I've not seen Mad Men though.
22-11-2011, 01:26 AM #158
Just completed Arrested Development today(First season),also watching season 2 of The Walking Dead and currently downloading The Sopranos season 1.... I take the lives of a few to protect the lives of many. I commit acts of war to preserve the greater peace. I take no joy in killing, but make no mistake; I'll do what needs to be done. Because it's my job. It's my duty. My name is Sam Fisher, and I am a Splinter Cell.
22-11-2011, 03:39 PM #159
The Walking Dead is a frustrating show, they have a premise that automatically makes it hugely popular and they're actually pretty good at the set-pieces and action. But every episode gets dragged down by turgid character drama, soap opera standard dialogue and plot hooks designed to slow things down.
I suppose if every episode was an action packed spectacle it would be too expensive for network tv. But at the moment it seems completely incapable of delivering on its promise, which is a shame as it's likely going to be the only zombie apocalypse tv show for the foreseeable future.
22-11-2011, 04:30 PM #160Open-faced sandwiches are upon you whether you would risk it or not.