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Thread: What TV shows are you watching?
05-10-2013, 04:46 PM #1821
07-10-2013, 01:07 PM #1822
YO~ Doomsday Preppers by National Geographic was recently renewed for its 3rd season. Currently it's in a recess after last episode in early September and now waiting for next one in late October.
Inspire you to start learning to prep for THAT DAY. To me a total collapse of modern society is very unlikely, but you know, this is a new life-style, a totally self-sustained way of life. New knowledge always benefits us.
07-10-2013, 06:21 PM #1823
Neon Genesis Evangelion,tv series..One of the most overrated anime's i watched. Buuu!... 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.
07-10-2013, 06:29 PM #1824
I think you just hate giant robots at this stage.
In all seriousness though, NGE is a bit over rated. I think that at least in my part of the world it stems from the fact that it was one of the first "serious" anime's that most people watched when they first started getting into the genre so therefor it had to be amazing.
I like the robots and the fights, but I don't think the original series ever really went anywhere and it kinda just ends without having built up to all that much. I haven't watched any of the newer material.
07-10-2013, 08:23 PM #1825
Ah come on men i don't hate robots men,watched both patlabor movies and i liked them allot,and two gundam movies which were good as well. But this Neon Genesis is so boring,characters are unlikable,fights are not good either. And whats with those lame designed "angels". I stopped at episode 14,to much is to much for me.
Wish someone would make something like mechwarior :3 That would be nice to watch... 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.
07-10-2013, 10:06 PM #1826
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Funnily enough, mangas of both titles are supposed to actually make sense - though I never found it when I tried to read Akira manga.
07-10-2013, 11:09 PM #1827
I also read manga of Neon Evangelion,its SAME,totally same shit as aanime haha. Otherwise AKIRA is epic,one of the most epic animated movies. Beside Ninja scroll,Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust,Ghost In The Shell,Princess Mononokee! Plus few others i'm to lazy to count :3 prprprp... 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.
08-10-2013, 02:57 AM #1828
Resumed watching Babylon 5. Jeez, the special effects. But it's all worth it when G'kar and Londo appear. The episode I'm currently watching is Bester's premiere. One of the First One races shows up as well, I never noticed them appearing so early (episode 6 of season 1, asides from Kosh of course).
tl;dr I'd kill for Babylon 6.
08-10-2013, 11:59 AM #1829
Man, I need to rewatch Babylon 5 one of these days. I hope the story holds up.
I caught up on Brooklyn Nine-Nine over the weekend. I wasn't expecting much as the trailers didn't seem all that funny and the only things I've seen Andy Samberg in were Lonely Island videos, but turns out it's a really fun ensemble show. I guess I need to go back and try Parks & Rec again now (I've only seen the first few episodes of season 1).
Also Bones has started its new season, but it's becoming too painful now to enjoy even on an ironic level (my gf and I have a Bones drinking game and bunch of running gags that have helped us endure the last two seasons).
The last end-of-season cliffhanger is a dilemma of the most mind-numbingly dumb kind that as David Boreanaz's character continues to endure this horrible secret it only makes him look like the dumbest guy in the world. It would literally take him 5 minutes of thought to resolve it.
Also somewhere along the way Emily Deschanel became a dreadful actress, as the Bones character has flipped from an emotionally stunted nerd to a verbose idiot from another planet. In the last episode they both went undercover. With accents. Horrible.
I long for the Sweets and Daisy centred Bones: The Next Generation spinoff that should totally exist. That sentence probably makes no sense to anyone else here.
Sleepy Hollow, if watched immediately after Bones, manages to come across as a not-terrible and reasonably clever show. Isolated viewings however aren't as kind to it.
The pilot was a hasty mess, but since then they've managed to at least make the main character Ichabod likeable. But his sidekick and caretaker, the female cop, is still nothing more than a mix of reaction shots and buried secrets. She is a decent actor (the whole cast is excellent) but the script is just ruining her right now. Her sister, who seems to be shaping up as some self-taught Buffy/Terminator 2-era Sarah Connor locked in a mental institution, is vastly more interesting despite having only been on screen for a few minutes.
Worst of all though is the monster-of-the-week format, which has rarely felt so misjudged. In the two episodes since the pilot they have set up two villains who could have been interesting recurring antagonists but just killed them off. The show seems to be trying to focus its mythos on a very local level, but it's squandering it - throwing stuff away that could really take advantage of that local-ness later. But so far it's dumb (very dumb) fun and the special effects have been really high quality. And it's far better than Elementary, but then I think less of that show than I do Bones.
But I don't just watch shows that annoy me. Agents of SHIELD had a so-so pilot and then a much more solid second episode. Most of the characters are coming to life now, the big exceptions being Agent Ward (who still isn't particularly convincing) and Skye (who is convincing, but also annoying). I like how despite not having the heroes from the movies, they are not timid about mentioning them. Early days yet, but I am enjoying it so far.
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08-10-2013, 12:17 PM #1830
08-10-2013, 12:44 PM #1831
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I recently watched Battlestar Galactica, season 1. It wasn't bad, had some nice characters and ideas, but some elements (like that baltar dude) grew more and more annoying. Oh, and the Cylons stopped making sense at all.
Is it worth watching later seasons?
08-10-2013, 12:51 PM #1832
You don't like Baltar? It's the best thing in all the show next to the music.
I loved the show and enjoyed every second of it, but if you just liked it it might not be the thing for you. I'd recommend watching season 2 as it has some of the best episodes in all the series. If there is a point you stop enjoying it leave it as there is certainly a drop of quality in season 3. Season 4 sees a return to previous quality but it's too late for the show by then.
You watched the miniseries first, right?
08-10-2013, 01:00 PM #1833
Agents of SHIELDs second episode has the best ending ever. (after the credits)
08-10-2013, 01:10 PM #1834
08-10-2013, 02:24 PM #1835
08-10-2013, 02:26 PM #1836
Also, what REALLY annoyed me: In the season premier, Boreanez is all sad because he has no idea how to find Larry Stu The Hacker and wha wha wha. Then his buddy, Freddie Prinze Jr, says "Hey, if you need anything, give me a shout" and Boreanez can't even seem to think of anything. Uhm...
But I don't just watch shows that annoy me. Agents of SHIELD had a so-so pilot and then a much more solid second episode. Most of the characters are coming to life now, the big exceptions being Agent Ward (who still isn't particularly convincing) and Skye (who is convincing, but also annoying). I like how despite not having the heroes from the movies, they are not timid about mentioning them. Early days yet, but I am enjoying it so far.Steam: Gundato
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08-10-2013, 02:39 PM #1837
I thought the second episode of Agents of SHIELD felt like a bad episode of the A-team, obviously the conceit of many of these kinds of shows is not dissimilar, but the plotting and the idea of 'an old flame in the army, who tries to seduce our Hero Phil (or the Face) to hide her imminent and entirely obvious betrayal, it was pure A-team and a bit silly. But yay for Sam Jackson I guess?
08-10-2013, 02:41 PM #1838
But despite the criticisms I enjoyed the fourth season a lot.
And of course, as with every series that propelled by mysteries is very hard to finish it to everyone's satisfaction. I took the ending for what it is and enjoyed it. At least it didn't end like Lost.
08-10-2013, 04:08 PM #1839
Arpeggio of Blue Steel, a Japanese manga is now adopted for animation.
With sea level rises due to global warming, humans lost some of land to the sea. Just as they (we) thought they could overcome the situation, the nature seemed to take its final revenge over us. An overwhelming yet mysterious naval force emerged from no where, forced humans out of any sea navigation. This fleet was always covered under fog, hence was referred to as the Fog Navy. In one final and desperate attempt to reclaim the oceans, human nations joined forces under the leadership of the United Nations, united their naval forces together to establish a new global human naval force, and launch one great naval offensive against the Fog Navy in 2039 - only to be annihilated. With this disastrous defeat, human nations were hopelessly divided by oceans.
The story begins at the 17th year after that great naval defeat of humans. Japanese navy had Chihaya Gunzo, commander of a hi-tech submarine I-401, which was the only human vessel capable of combating vessels of the Fog Navy. But this I-401 was not a product of humans: it was a captured vessel formerly belonging to the Fog Navy, and was run by an AI with girl appearance. It was revealed that commanding vessels of the Fog Navy all had their AI girls with unique characteristics. But to be more precise, this I-401 was actually not captured - it simply defected to human side and for some reason came directly to Chihaya to serve as his subordinate. And Chihaya was no common military officer, he was son of Chihaya Shozo, a legendary Japanese Navy commander, yet for some unknown reason defected to the Fog Navy.
So with I-401, human nations finaly had some small hope of maintaining minimum contact. Before that, the Fog Navy established a 3D blockade which not only forbidding any human vessel to navigate the marine zone, but also shot down all aerial vehicles and even satellites, and cut submarine communication optic fiber. Human developed rocket propelled aerial vessels, hoped they could out run the Fog Navy's attack, but before I-401 they were all shot down. By then, whenever they launched a rocket propelled vehicle, they sent I-401 to combat the Fog Navy, which would definitely emerge to try to shoot down the vehicle.
08-10-2013, 04:19 PM #1840
I saw that on a site today and it looked interesting.
Does it do any "funny" anime stuff or is it more serious/straight than that?