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17-08-2012, 03:52 PM #581
I am having a hard time finding anything worth watching at present. The most recently- attempted show was BBC's Hustle. The concept sounds good, but it falls so squarely in "light entertainment" that it makes me want to vomit. A show about conmen should not have a feelgood factor.
17-08-2012, 04:36 PM #582
Anyhow, still watching the current season of Futurama. It's nice to have it on because it's generally good, but since its return last year, I feel like they still haven't quite got the mix of tone that they used to have. Some of the heartwarming stuff seems a little forced, or at least unnatural, as opposed to coming easily. For example, compare the latest episode with a Simpsons classic, the first episode where Homer sees his mum. The ending is just down-right lovely. I know it's slightly different to the Futurama episode, but it's the same kind of emotional reach. Whatever, it's still fun, it's still entertaining and it's still good to watch.
There's also Breaking Bad. Words cannot describe just how good it keeps getting. So I'll just use sounds. Bahwahjahurrrrrrrrgaburrrrrrrrrrrwaaaahhhhhh! Particularly relevant for the latest episode. Man oh man. Crazy good. It's not just the content too, the general presentation is phenomenal, second for me only to Mad Men who gets the points for sheer attention to detail. They do both share some phenomenal music choices; the end of season 4 of Breaking Bad just sticks in my head for some reason. (Massive spoilers for s4 of BB there. Don't read any of the comments, at all.)
Looking forward to the new 'Fall' line-up in the US. Some interesting ideas coming through, so prepared to give them a shot. Not to mention the return of Castle and the DVD release of Community s2 over here.
17-08-2012, 05:10 PM #583
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Futurama and The Simpsons used to do heart-warming brilliantly, which is what made the shows what they were because they didn't compromise the laughs or feel like they were trying too hard.
The end of "And Maggie Makes Three", for example, hits the mark every time I see it. Or "The Luck of the Fryrish" in Futurama.
Anyway, I'm excited for the new series of Doctor Who. Though the dinosaur episode is almost certainly going to be terrible.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
17-08-2012, 05:21 PM #584
And Maggie Makes Three is definitely one of the best episodes of anything on TV though and showed the characters at their best. I haven't seen any recent new episodes of The Simpsons, but I can't imagine Homer doing anything in those anywhere close to "Do it for her". As for Doctor Who, well, yes, probably, but I think it may be terrible in a fun way.
17-08-2012, 06:50 PM #585
Breaking Bad is truly excellent its becoming a crime series with various capers like heists and train robberies that are just mond blowing in there audacity on both the characters and the film-makers parts. Also the characterisation is phenomenal at the moment even Skyler is getting good! Bloody great series!
17-08-2012, 06:54 PM #586
17-08-2012, 08:49 PM #587
I kinda miss Breaking Bad's black comedy. Now it's just black.
17-08-2012, 09:33 PM #588
Im watching X-Files,season 5,one of the BEST tv shows out there! :3
24-08-2012, 10:39 PM #589
I'm watching Sinbad, Sky's Sunday evening family show. It's very uneven but I enjoy it. The cast is pretty great, the Maltese locations are stunning and when it's good, it's really good.
29-08-2012, 05:52 PM #590
Slowly working my way through season 2 of Falling Skies. It's a bit surprising. The first season was not too bad, but not all that good either, and the final episode was extremely uneven, from okay-ish to groan-worthy, but the second season is actually quite enjoyable. I don't know if it's just that it fits my mood right now, though.
29-08-2012, 07:13 PM #591
29-08-2012, 09:45 PM #592
Hmm i think its meant to be kind of like that basically this season is all about the rise and fall of Walter white basically...also i still think it has bits of humour left in it. I don't know why but i still kind of care for Walter still even though he is very horrible i still want that humanity still in him.
29-08-2012, 11:01 PM #593
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30-08-2012, 01:49 AM #594
Lack of tension in Breaking Bad? What about the entire episode with the train? Those last fifteen minutes felt like an eternity! And that was on someone's first time direction. Jeez. Show's been great; it'll be interesting to see how the next episode ends. There's so much they could do before the year-split to maintain tension and intrigue beyond that of a normal episode finish. It'll be hard, regardless, to top the last episode of season 4.
Also, has the music use in it being improving? I say this considering it was already excellent and now seems to be veering towards perfection.
30-08-2012, 01:58 AM #595
I don't know... That cold open with the dubstep made my skin crawl.
30-08-2012, 02:09 AM #596
I thought that was hilarious and made a significant point. The whole thing was completely over-the-top, including the cinematography, to make it apparent that Walt was losing his sense of reason and logic. He was flaunting. His finances had finally caught up with his ego. I can understand why anyone wouldn't like it, but not not appreciating it.
30-08-2012, 03:35 PM #597
I think not just the music but the cinematography of the show is probably the most beautiful and great of all TV shows it seems, its film quality!
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