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Thread: What TV shows are you watching?
26-07-2013, 12:50 PM #1581
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Working my way through 30 Rock as my housemate hasn't seen it and I need to correct this.
26-07-2013, 04:54 PM #1582
You are doing God's work.Open-faced sandwiches are upon you whether you would risk it or not.
01-08-2013, 03:23 PM #1583
I've thought this run of Futurama has been pretty enjoyable for the most part, but the most recent episode was absolutely hilarious for reasons that I won't spoil. Just assuredly stupid. but brilliant. Talking about funny, all of the episodes of Whose Line since its return have been great fun, although I wish there were less celebrity guest spots. They seem to drain a lot of energy, albeit elements of some have been okay. Glad to hear it got renewed for an additional season of 24 episodes though!
Otherwise, the main thing is that I've started watching Twin Peaks and am four episodes in. I've decided to only watch one episode a day at max because I don't think my brain could handle much more than that. It's brand insanity, but I love it. Also, that funeral. Oh my god. Excellent.
02-08-2013, 11:21 AM #1584
Oh man Twin Peaks, I have always wanted to see that! Thanks for reminding me it's streamable now.
03-08-2013, 05:14 AM #1585
Hmm I watched only the first episode of Twin Peaks and while I love weird and bizarre, something about it just put me off. I also have a problem with Lynch's movies - while I LOVE the first half of them, I hate the second when it all inevitably goes all random-shit-happening-omg-stream-of-light. The reason I love the bizarre is because it's like our reality, just really messed up, but the moment it goes all abstract it loses the connection to our world and, thus, I can't relate to it anymore. The effect is lost :|
So is the same case with Twin Peaks, or should I keep going or is it pretty much more of that?
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04-08-2013, 06:17 PM #1586
I always wanted to like Twin Peaks because it gets allot of good rep but men i couldn't get into it. I love X-Files and shows like that but Twin Peaks didn't clicked with me :/... 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.
04-08-2013, 06:31 PM #1587
I think I watched the first season of Twin Peaks and I kind of enjoyed it but to be honest I thought it would be weirder it kind of is small town soap with trippynes put in and a murder mystery plot. I might have to watch it again and get to the ending which I've heard is off the wall.
04-08-2013, 06:36 PM #1588
I'll admit i only watched first three episodes,but now i see there are 30 episodes at all so maybe i should rewatch this. But first i would love to finish MASTERS OF HORROR'S .... 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.
04-08-2013, 06:38 PM #1589
I've almost finished the first season, albeit it's rather short (I'm trialling a system where I watch no more than one episode a day of something, maybe two if it's short and in this case because it's bat-shit insane) and I'd say that it's still really quite bizarre with little abstract. There is some, don't get me wrong - the end of the third (or is it fourth?) is just "...WHAT. WHAT?! WHAAAAAAAAT?" but outside of that there hasn't really been too much. Even that fit in too, just. I definitely agree with your thinking, Koobazaur, bizarre scratches an itch for me a lot more than abstract does. Carry on though, I've found it plenty enjoyable.
(Oh, and while we're at it, best characters are Agent Cooper > Audrey Horne > Any assorted mix here.)
What clicked with me in the last couple of episodes has been the use of Invitation To Love, the show-within-a-show. I'll spoiler it, but if you've seen, I guess take a look at my thoughts? [Discussion spoilers]So I absolutely love that with Invitation, they're making a parody of the fact that they too are parodying those sort of stories with Twin Peaks. Or at least, that's how I read it. It became quickly obvious to me that it was a bit absurd that so many people in Twin Peaks were cheating on people (sometimes twice over!), then the Norma's husband getting out of jail and being involved with Jocie and then the Leo family love triangle thing, and whilst the central theme of solving a murder is more serious, the rest of it is just stupid...but then you have Invitation to Love highlighting that very fact. Perhaps it hammers over the head too much, maybe I'm just reading into one interpretation of many, but I love that it's there as a simple reminder of "Look, what you're really watching is so, so much more simple than we're presenting it."[/s]
04-08-2013, 11:55 PM #1590
So, Peter Capaldi as Dr Who.steam: sketch
05-08-2013, 12:59 AM #1591
05-08-2013, 02:50 PM #1592
To be honest I can't see it myself always thought he looks more like a villain to me then a hero like The Doctor unless there going a bit darker with it. Anyway very interested in it.
05-08-2013, 03:24 PM #1593
I've seen it said by some people that they would imagine Capaldi more as the Master than the Doctor and I can see where they're coming from.
Think he'll be ace though, he's a great actor (way more strings to his bow than Tucker, though certainly that's his best role by a country mile).
05-08-2013, 03:30 PM #1594
I will be sitting there waiting for him the entire time to break into some virtuoso swearing, but I think he might be good for the show, possibly moving it away from the increasingly childlike doctor to a more mature, world-weary character (with a hint of fun about him still - It's not blade runner!). He's the same age as hartnell, so more 'teacher' than 'companion' I suspect.Benevolent dictator of the RPS Blood Bowl Divisions of Death - Join us!
05-08-2013, 04:15 PM #1595
05-08-2013, 05:32 PM #1596
(way more strings to his bow than Tucker, though certainly that's his best role by a country mile)
05-08-2013, 06:03 PM #1597
05-08-2013, 06:34 PM #1598
Yeah the Thick of It inquiry episode is an immense piece of television and Capaldi absolutely makes it.
05-08-2013, 08:27 PM #1599I'll go on record and say that The Doctor has always been best when he's either playing an ambivalent force or an anti-hero. His routes as a maverick make it come together well. From the revival, there's 'Dalek' (which remains one of my favourite episodes of the revival), 'The Waters of Mars', whilst 'Dinosaurs on a Spaceship' and 'Mercy' have elements of it. Obviously with the original run you could immediately point to 'The Unearthly Child', but you could put that down to it just starting, although I'm sure there are many, many more examples.
Oh I would agree with this another one is The One with Future Amy, always guts punches me when The Doctor doesn't do something heroic. But they work because usually the Doctor on most occasions is heroic and tries to do the right thing most of the time. I'm sure he will do fine.
05-08-2013, 09:15 PM #1600
It's basically a massive character arc that spans decades. As he's left Gallifreyan society, his tendencies towards other races is less of superiority and more of embracing diversity. He still knows he's superior, in way of just knowledge and experience, but that he is equal when it comes to individual capability. It's why he's so scared at the moment of being so strong. It's like a reverse God complex...especially interesting considering he's already gone through that phase too.