Television (no longer temporary)

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Re: Television (no longer temporary)

Post by Pruitt » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:19 pm

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Been watching Joe Pera Talks With You and I adore it. (That’s where I learned about the Alberta Rat War).
Love that show so much.
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Been watching Joe Pera Talks With You and I adore it. (That’s where I learned about the Alberta Rat War).
It's so damn good. Adore is a perfect verb there.
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Post by govmentchedda » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:42 pm

Just started season 3 of Better Things, and it's a fantastic watch. I'm a huge fan of everything about the show. Great cast, scripts, direction, etc.
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Post by Pruitt » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:45 am

Finished "Parks and Recreation" last night.

Thought that season 7 was pretty weak in the middle, but the last 3 episodes were pure gold.

And the 2 part wrap up was 100% fantastic.

A great, great series. One of the all timers. I will miss Ron, Leslie, Ben, Chris and Tammy 2 so much.

If it wasn't $90 for the 8 year old, I'd grab a bottle of Lagavulin to toast Ron's future success.
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Post by Giff » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:00 pm

That is the perfect response and Pruitt definitely should.

We just started season 6 of Schitt's Creek and I imagine we'll just start back over when we're done.
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Post by BSF21 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:00 pm

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Pruitt wrote:
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If it wasn't $90 for the 8 year old, I'd grab a bottle of Lagavulin to toast Ron's future success.
Damn! Lagavulin 16 is always on sale the last year or so. I've been seeing it (and purchased) as low as $60. I'm down to one or two more glasses, so need to get more. It truly is the nectar of the gods. They even have an Offerman Edition. Haven't tried it yet.


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Post by BSF21 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:21 pm

I wish I liked that stuff. I love me some single malt, but Lagavulin, Talaskar and the like all taste like potting soil and gym socks
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Post by sancarlos » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:50 pm

Trailer for new season of Fargo.
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Post by A_B » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:04 pm

I’ve been watching the Waco show on Netflix (originally pbs I think) and I was wondering why the thibodeax character looked so familiar. It’s Macaulay Culkkns little brother.
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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:52 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:50 pm
Trailer for new season of Fargo.
Holy shit, yes!
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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:59 pm

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I’ve been watching the Waco show on Netflix (originally pbs I think) and I was wondering why the thibodeax character looked so familiar. It’s Macaulay Culkkns little brother.
From Succession?
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govmentchedda wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:59 pm
A_B wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:04 pm
I’ve been watching the Waco show on Netflix (originally pbs I think) and I was wondering why the thibodeax character looked so familiar. It’s Macaulay Culkkns little brother.
From Succession?
I haven’t watched that one.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:54 am

sancarlos wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:50 pm
Trailer for new season of Fargo.
Non-sancarlos-specific question:

Was there ever a reason given for postponing the debut by several months? It was originally slated for late March, I think.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:46 pm

So Apple TV is brining a show about Ted Lasso forward. Have to say, bit worried about this one. Last time a commericial became a show we ended up with that crappy Geico commercial caveman spin off.



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Post by sancarlos » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:20 pm

Isn’t it about 20 years past the time to do an “Americans don’t get soccer” comedy?
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Post by BSF21 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:50 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
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So Apple TV is brining a show about Ted Lasso forward. Have to say, bit worried about this one. Last time a commericial became a show we ended up with that crappy Geico commercial caveman spin off.



https://www.bing.com/videos/search?view ... 52FP3KzPig
That was a tremendously funny 4 minute bumper bit for NBC. The thought that someone could turn that into anything other than that is so monumentally stupid. Also, they recycled the first joke from the NBC bit for the trailer. Out.
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BSF21 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:50 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:46 pm
So Apple TV is brining a show about Ted Lasso forward. Have to say, bit worried about this one. Last time a commericial became a show we ended up with that crappy Geico commercial caveman spin off.



https://www.bing.com/videos/search?view ... 52FP3KzPig
That was a tremendously funny 4 minute bumper bit for NBC. The thought that someone could turn that into anything other than that is so monumentally stupid. Also, they recycled the first joke from the NBC bit for the trailer. Out.
Looks like the pulled a few of the funny lines from it. This would have been better as a weekly thing for the NBC broadcast (similar to Special1 TV) or even Quibi. Keep it short, produced little bits.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:04 am

I, for one, look forward to it.

I'm a mark for that kind of stupid shit.
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Post by brian » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:53 am

Is it a show or a movie? It wasn't really clear from the trailer.

ETA: I'd be pretty shocked if Sudekis was doing a show.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:09 am

Series.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:09 am

brian wrote:
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Is it a show or a movie? It wasn't really clear from the trailer.
I think a movie, but could not tell. And Apple+ made me shove it in here. Guess that is a bad assumption due to Greyhound, but the lines are blurring.

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Post by brian » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:10 am

Wow, interesting. Seems like it would have made for a fairly amusing 90 minute movie, but not sure how it will go as a show. I'll end up checking it as soon as I get Apple TV though.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:12 am

What is interesting is Entertainment Weekly and Endgaget, both gave it positive reviews.

A- from EW
https://ew.com/tv/tv-reviews/ted-lasso-on-apple-tv/

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Post by The Sybian » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:21 am

That has so much potential to be horrible, but I'd give it a shot. I could see it working in a Brockmire way, a cartoonish caricature of buffoon interacting with real people. I'm sure it'll have a lot of low brow jokes that fall flat, but Sudekis is great, so maybe it'll work.
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:33 am

I'll watch it.

As I'm finding it nearly impossible to focus on heavy dramas or dark mysteries these days, it 's kind of in my comfort zone.
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Post by BSF21 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:39 am

Here's 4.5 very funny minutes of it. Please save yourself the trouble of assuming they can stretch this in to anything better than this.

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Post by Ryan » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:01 pm

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Dead to Me is really great. Banged through all 10 episodes in 2.5 nights. I don’t know what the term is for an actor who can perfectly play a normal person (versus dramatic or all comedy or superhero) but Christina Applegate has to be near the top.
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BSF21 wrote:
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Here's 4.5 very funny minutes of it. Please save yourself the trouble of assuming they can stretch this in to anything better than this.

I'd love to have that jumper.
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Post by travzilla » Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:08 pm

Not sure if this is totally the right thread for this but this Alan Seppinwall long read about the past, present and future of cop shows and how cops are portrayed on TV is really interesting and really well written.


A History of Violence: Why I Loved Cop Shows, and Why They Must Change

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Post by govmentchedda » Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:20 pm

travzilla wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:08 pm
Not sure if this is totally the right thread for this but this Alan Seppinwall long read about the past, present and future of cop shows and how cops are portrayed on TV is really interesting and really well written.


A History of Violence: Why I Loved Cop Shows, and Why They Must Change
Sepinwall is great. Looking forward to reading this.
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Post by rass » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:05 pm

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Post by brian » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:24 pm

MacGruber!

I probably watch that movie every three months and almost never fail to laugh, especially when
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Post by BSF21 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:58 pm

It's Daryl.
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Post by rass » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:29 pm

Decided that I'm slightly disappointed that they didn't (couldn't???) go with the "MacGruber is coming to the 'cock" tagline in the actual video.
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Post by A_B » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:03 am

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:53 am

Get that shit out. I'm going in with low expectations and that's now the third positive article in advance.
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Post by L-Jam3 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:06 am

The Other Two, the funniest new comedy of 2019 I saw, is moving to HBO Max. Comedy Central might move a lot of their niche scripted shows there.
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