Television (no longer temporary)

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Post by P.D.X. » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:45 pm

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We finished 'The Undoing' last night. Enjoyed it quite a bit.
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Post by Ryan » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:36 am

Ken Jennings was very good
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Post by The Sybian » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:56 am

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Ken Jennings was very good
Not according to my Facebook feed.
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Post by MaxWebster » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:21 am

i honestly thought he did a hell of a job, really after the initial monologue and aside from the player intros in a way it was no different. No disrespect to Alex whatsoever - rather I think KJ once mentioned he had studied Alex's cadence and I think a lot of that came out yesterday.

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Post by Pruitt » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:29 am

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i honestly thought he did a hell of a job, really after the initial monologue and aside from the player intros in a way it was no different. No disrespect to Alex whatsoever - rather I think KJ once mentioned he had studied Alex's cadence and I think a lot of that came out yesterday.
And Alex said in his autobiography that he thinks there are a number of people who can do the job as well as he did it.

At the end of the day, it's a game show, and truth be told, Alex Trebek was a pretty bland guy.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:39 am

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and truth be told, Alex Trebek was a pretty bland guy.
I think that's a large part of what made him good, especially for that show. Most TV "personalities" these days are fucking obnoxious.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:12 pm

Johnny Carwash wrote:
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and truth be told, Alex Trebek was a pretty bland guy.
I think that's a large part of what made him good, especially for that show. Most TV "personalities" these days are fucking obnoxious.
as opposed to game show hosts from the late 70s and 80s? Not just these days.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:35 pm

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Most personalities are fucking obnoxious.
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Post by EnochRoot » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:48 pm

The last time she screamed that loud, she sat on a BLANK!

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Post by mister d » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:02 am

Wasn’t that exactly what made trebek great? He could go a month without attention because he knew zero attention was better than negative or divisive attention. Some showman type taking over jeopardy would ruin everything.
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Post by brian » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:58 am

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Wasn’t that exactly what made trebek great? He could go a month without attention because he knew zero attention was better than negative or divisive attention. Some showman type taking over jeopardy would ruin everything.
I could be wrong, but I don't think Jeopardy will ever have a host like that. Frankly, the format of the show doesn't really allow for it anyway. The show isn't about the host, it's about the game. Trebek understood that and presumably the producers of the show understood that's why Trebek was the perfect host for the show and aren't going to be looking to re-invent the wheel.

This could be construed as an insult, though it absolutely isn't -- but no one watched Jeopardy just to see Alex Trebek.

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Post by Pruitt » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:06 am

brian wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:58 am
mister d wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:02 am
Wasn’t that exactly what made trebek great? He could go a month without attention because he knew zero attention was better than negative or divisive attention. Some showman type taking over jeopardy would ruin everything.
I could be wrong, but I don't think Jeopardy will ever have a host like that. Frankly, the format of the show doesn't really allow for it anyway. The show isn't about the host, it's about the game. Trebek understood that and presumably the producers of the show understood that's why Trebek was the perfect host for the show and aren't going to be looking to re-invent the wheel.

This could be construed as an insult, though it absolutely isn't -- but no one watched Jeopardy just to see Alex Trebek.
Exactly what Trebek knew and believed.
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Post by L-Jam3 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:16 am

I need to echo everyone before that to host something like Jeopardy, it requires more a deft hand than an outsized personality. It’s a serious show, and it needed a serious host to push the players.

His last show and all this week’s is sitting in my DVR. I haven’t been able to watch it yet because I know it’ll get really dusty.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:51 am

Where there other game shows where the game carried the show over the personality?

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Post by Ryan » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:12 am

HERE IS THE HOST OF JEOPARDYYYY, LESLIE JONES!
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Post by BSF21 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:14 am

Ryan wrote:
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HERE IS THE HOST OF JEOPARDYYYY, LESLIE JONES!
You shut the fuck up. This is hate speech.
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Post by Ryan » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:17 am

She was (a contestant) on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and I made it about 40 seconds. Tony Hawk looked like he got hit by a truck.
he’s a fixbking cyborg or some shit. The

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Post by mister d » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:51 am

Ryan wrote:
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She was (a contestant) on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and I made it about 40 seconds.
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Post by A_B » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:57 am

mister d wrote:
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Ryan wrote:
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She was (a contestant) on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and I made it about 40 seconds.
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Post by BSF21 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:16 am

Ryan wrote:
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She was (a contestant) on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and I made it about 40 seconds. Tony Hawk looked like he got hit by a truck.
I gritted through that. She was unbearable but props because she was really fucking good at WoF.
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Post by Pruitt » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:31 pm

BSF21 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:14 am
Ryan wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:12 am
HERE IS THE HOST OF JEOPARDYYYY, LESLIE JONES!
You shut the fuck up. This is hate speech.
I will join a march on the Culver City studios if this is even hinted at.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:23 pm

Pruitt wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:31 pm
BSF21 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:14 am
Ryan wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:12 am
HERE IS THE HOST OF JEOPARDYYYY, LESLIE JONES!
You shut the fuck up. This is hate speech.
I will join a march on the Culver City studios if this is even hinted at.
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:33 pm

Wandavision is strange and funny and I have a feeling it's building to something even stranger.
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Post by A_B » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:03 pm

Pruitt wrote:
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Wandavision is strange and funny and I have a feeling it's building to something even stranger.
That’s all I can figure. It’s weird as fuck.
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Post by Ryan » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:12 pm

Thirded. I can’t tell if I’d be sticking with it if there was no big picture MCU payoff coming but I’m glad I have to.
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Post by rass » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:28 pm

I love how weird it is and how much effort they’ve put into the sitcom premise(s). And given how important this show is to them as the first MCU streaming show I have very little doubt that they’re gonna nail the payoff.

The bubble gum in the gears animation made me laugh each time.



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Post by Pruitt » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:44 pm

rass wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:28 pm
I love how weird it is and how much effort they’ve put into the sitcom premise(s). And given how important this show is to them as the first MCU streaming show I have very little doubt that they’re gonna nail the payoff.

The bubble gum in the gears animation made me laugh each time.
The smile on the gum's face just made it that much better.
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