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2020-09-19 11:07:59 PM  
I'm not watching, but it should. It was really, really good, and probably the most politically relevant series I've seen, with the possible exception of the West Wing.
 
2020-09-20 5:20:22 AM  
Is Schitt's Creek any good?  It has a really good cast, but I watched the first season and was underwhelmed. Does it get better?
 
2020-09-20 7:37:15 PM  
Feels kinda weird with no red carpet parade.
 
2020-09-20 7:39:02 PM  
I know the show didn't get any nominations, but I just saw this and had to share

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2020-09-20 7:41:17 PM  

LordBeavis: Is Schitt's Creek any good?  It has a really good cast, but I watched the first season and was underwhelmed. Does it get better?


Yes.  It's a lot like Parks and Recreation in that the first season isn't all that great.  (In a large part because the Roses start out as not particularly likable people.)
 
2020-09-20 8:43:30 PM  

LordBeavis: Is Schitt's Creek any good?  It has a really good cast, but I watched the first season and was underwhelmed. Does it get better?


OMG yes. Keep going.
 
2020-09-20 8:46:21 PM  
I'll tune in if they'll actually *show* a golden sweep.

Seconding Watchmen support.  Should've been a travesty and was almost perfect instead.  Great stuff.  Would still like to hear how it was received by people who didn't read the comic, though.
 
2020-09-20 8:59:53 PM  

BullBearMS: LordBeavis: Is Schitt's Creek any good?  It has a really good cast, but I watched the first season and was underwhelmed. Does it get better?

Yes.  It's a lot like Parks and Recreation in that the first season isn't all that great.  (In a large part because the Roses start out as not particularly likable people.)


Agreed. The first season shows them being ungrateful assholes who haven't accepted their fall. Season two onward IMO are far stronger because while they don't like their fall, they realize they have to adapt somehow.

I think  David and Alexis's growth throughout the series is far better than Johnny and Moira, and I would have loved to see Dan Levy and Annie Murphy get the lead actor noms instead of their elders. Those two I felt carried the show far more.
 
2020-09-20 9:02:25 PM  

Naido: I'll tune in if they'll actually *show* a golden sweep.

Seconding Watchmen support.  Should've been a travesty and was almost perfect instead.  Great stuff.  Would still like to hear how it was received by people who didn't read the comic, though.


Probably better than by those who actually read the comic. Perfectly shot and acted, farked up so many major points of the ending of Watchmen.
 
2020-09-20 9:02:42 PM  
The show is garbage. The academy is garbage. They just want to say the word shiat on tv as much as possible.
 
2020-09-20 9:02:51 PM  
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2020-09-20 9:03:43 PM  

Naido: I'll tune in if they'll actually *show* a golden sweep.

Seconding Watchmen support.  Should've been a travesty and was almost perfect instead.  Great stuff.  Would still like to hear how it was received by people who didn't read the comic, though.


I didn't read the comic.  I thought the movie was brilliant.  The HBO show was riveting.  I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.
 
2020-09-20 9:03:51 PM  
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2020-09-20 9:11:07 PM  
One other thing:  until they at least *nominate* Rhea Seehorn, the Emmy folks will have no credibility
 
2020-09-20 9:37:00 PM  

Boojum2k: Naido: I'll tune in if they'll actually *show* a golden sweep.

Seconding Watchmen support.  Should've been a travesty and was almost perfect instead.  Great stuff.  Would still like to hear how it was received by people who didn't read the comic, though.

Probably better than by those who actually read the comic. Perfectly shot and acted, farked up so many major points of the ending of Watchmen.


I read the comic and I liked at least we got the giant psychic squids that were left out of the movie version.  What plot points did it fark up?
 
2020-09-20 9:39:15 PM  

redahle: The show is garbage. The academy is garbage. They just want to say the word shiat on tv as much as possible.


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2020-09-20 9:41:27 PM  
The Good Place didn't get a single Emmy in its entire run. That's a goddamn crime.
 
2020-09-20 9:51:30 PM  

fusillade762: Boojum2k: Naido: I'll tune in if they'll actually *show* a golden sweep.

Seconding Watchmen support.  Should've been a travesty and was almost perfect instead.  Great stuff.  Would still like to hear how it was received by people who didn't read the comic, though.

Probably better than by those who actually read the comic. Perfectly shot and acted, farked up so many major points of the ending of Watchmen.

I read the comic and I liked at least we got the giant psychic squids that were left out of the movie version.  What plot points did it fark up?


Veidt is not a Republic Serial Villain. Him acting just like one is a major plot point in the TV series.

Jon is heading out into the universe to create new life, and leave humanity behind. Having him remain in the solar system is like saying you are moving across country for independence from your family, but instead moving from one bedroom to the spare bedroom. Technically "across country" or a miniscule portion of it but no one rational would speak of it that way, and definitely not leaving the family behind. It's pretty clear he intends to be a "first cause" and observe/adjust evolution, not create daft clones.

Jon does not have "powers" per se, he was fundamentally transformed. He is able to reconstitute himself only due to his knowledge of physics. Anyone lacking his knowledge would just cease to exist. Even Veidt doesn't really understand Jon's abilities. You want another Jon? You need about a billion motivated volunteers with doctorates in physics to step into an "intrinsic field remover" chamber and maybe you'll get one more Jon eventually.

Those are for starters. But yeah, the squid scene was pretty cool and well done. And so was most everything else, really, it's just a shiatty sequel to the actual *comic.* Apart from that it was excellent.
 
2020-09-20 9:57:23 PM  
WandaVision | Official Trailer | Disney+
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Couldn't think of a funny headline to submit, so I'm just posting it here.
 
2020-09-20 10:02:04 PM  

fusillade762: [YouTube video: WandaVision | Official Trailer | Disney+]

Couldn't think of a funny headline to submit, so I'm just posting it here.


That looks awesome. Hopefully not much more of a wait for it. I know Winter Soldier got majorly delayed because they were shooting a lot overseas.
 
2020-09-20 10:08:10 PM  

fusillade762: [YouTube video: WandaVision | Official Trailer | Disney+]

Couldn't think of a funny headline to submit, so I'm just posting it here.


Didn't know Kathryn Hahn was going to be in it.  That can only be a good thing

Really curious about the TV conceit
 
2020-09-20 10:22:40 PM  

Boojum2k: fusillade762: Boojum2k: Naido: I'll tune in if they'll actually *show* a golden sweep.

Seconding Watchmen support.  Should've been a travesty and was almost perfect instead.  Great stuff.  Would still like to hear how it was received by people who didn't read the comic, though.

Probably better than by those who actually read the comic. Perfectly shot and acted, farked up so many major points of the ending of Watchmen.

I read the comic and I liked at least we got the giant psychic squids that were left out of the movie version.  What plot points did it fark up?

Veidt is not a Republic Serial Villain. Him acting just like one is a major plot point in the TV series.

Jon is heading out into the universe to create new life, and leave humanity behind. Having him remain in the solar system is like saying you are moving across country for independence from your family, but instead moving from one bedroom to the spare bedroom. Technically "across country" or a miniscule portion of it but no one rational would speak of it that way, and definitely not leaving the family behind. It's pretty clear he intends to be a "first cause" and observe/adjust evolution, not create daft clones.

Jon does not have "powers" per se, he was fundamentally transformed. He is able to reconstitute himself only due to his knowledge of physics. Anyone lacking his knowledge would just cease to exist. Even Veidt doesn't really understand Jon's abilities. You want another Jon? You need about a billion motivated volunteers with doctorates in physics to step into an "intrinsic field remover" chamber and maybe you'll get one more Jon eventually.

Those are for starters. But yeah, the squid scene was pretty cool and well done. And so was most everything else, really, it's just a shiatty sequel to the actual *comic.* Apart from that it was excellent.


Nah, you don't need an intrinsic field remover. Just eat an egg prepped by Jon. That egg wasn't going to transfer powers to Angela, it's going to make her pregnant - with Jon. That's my theory on the non-existent season two storyline anyway...
 
2020-09-20 10:29:33 PM  
Not watching, but glad to read the Schitt's Creek cleaned up. Good for them. I'm not big on "comedies", and I can give two shiats...I mean Schitt's...about political commentary these days, but that was a damn funny and well done series. Very happy for them.

/Stevie is hot
 
2020-09-20 10:54:24 PM  
Watched a part of it. It has absolutely no energy. Award shows require all of the pomp and circumstance, the crowds and the music, the interplay between all present, to make it even a bit interesting.

/WHAR RHEA SEEHORN WHAR?!
 
2020-09-20 11:42:22 PM  

Naido: I'll tune in if they'll actually *show* a golden sweep.

Seconding Watchmen support.  Should've been a travesty and was almost perfect instead.  Great stuff.  Would still like to hear how it was received by people who didn't read the comic, though.


I know nothing about the comic, and find most comic book movies appalling. I was floored by Watchman. I was so sorry when I reached the end.
 
2020-09-21 2:05:19 AM  
Were the seat fillers able to work from home?
 
2020-09-21 2:55:38 AM  
Schitt's Creek seems to have done well, winning every major award they were eligible for.  Goddamn great for Eugene Levy and the love of my life since I was 11 Catherine O'Hara.
 
2020-09-21 3:19:27 AM  
Jeez did Schitt's Creek ever clean up!  I've only seen bits and pieces of the show while the S.O. was watching; funny enough.

Would have liked to The Good Place, Killing Eve or The Marvellous Mrs. Masiel pick up something though.
 
2020-09-21 3:29:25 AM  
I will add that Eugene Levy is a snow Canadian treasure.
 
2020-09-21 3:30:45 AM  
Hmm. I that's not what I typed.
 
2020-09-21 3:51:10 AM  

Boojum2k: fusillade762: Boojum2k: Naido: I'll tune in if they'll actually *show* a golden sweep.

Seconding Watchmen support.  Should've been a travesty and was almost perfect instead.  Great stuff.  Would still like to hear how it was received by people who didn't read the comic, though.

Probably better than by those who actually read the comic. Perfectly shot and acted, farked up so many major points of the ending of Watchmen.

I read the comic and I liked at least we got the giant psychic squids that were left out of the movie version.  What plot points did it fark up?

Veidt is not a Republic Serial Villain. Him acting just like one is a major plot point in the TV series.

Jon is heading out into the universe to create new life, and leave humanity behind. Having him remain in the solar system is like saying you are moving across country for independence from your family, but instead moving from one bedroom to the spare bedroom. Technically "across country" or a miniscule portion of it but no one rational would speak of it that way, and definitely not leaving the family behind. It's pretty clear he intends to be a "first cause" and observe/adjust evolution, not create daft clones.

Jon does not have "powers" per se, he was fundamentally transformed. He is able to reconstitute himself only due to his knowledge of physics. Anyone lacking his knowledge would just cease to exist. Even Veidt doesn't really understand Jon's abilities. You want another Jon? You need about a billion motivated volunteers with doctorates in physics to step into an "intrinsic field remover" chamber and maybe you'll get one more Jon eventually.

Those are for starters. But yeah, the squid scene was pretty cool and well done. And so was most everything else, really, it's just a shiatty sequel to the actual *comic.* Apart from that it was excellent.

Veidt is not a Republic Serial Villain. Him acting just like one is a major plot point in the TV series.


Ah, good ole irony is difficult to spot in the wild, isn't it? Veidt literally said he was not a serial villian, and yet his story played out like one. He was a villain and yet a hero *again*. He was the only one who knew how dangerous Lady Treu could be because "it takes one to know one". His hubris was his flaw, and he was portrayed like a side story. He saved himself by using people like Lego blocks, much like all of his life. Dont you see the irony of his story?

Jon is heading out into the universe to create new life, and leave humanity behind. Having him remain in the solar system is like saying you are moving across country for independence from your family, but instead moving from one bedroom to the spare bedroom.

If you know the original story, then you should know that in the last couple of years in Doomsday Clock story, Doc Manhattan wandered the universe, met the DC Universe, poked it, Superman fought back, saved Dr M from an attack and asked Dr M who would he save his Universe for? "Whats her name?" Then Dr M left DC to go find his love to save his universe, and we have the HBO series. You dont need to know to to enjoy the series, but its a great crossover idea.

Its my opinion that the entire HBO series is about love. All the characters represent a type of love. It also explains the weird Red Scare character. Why was he shown always eating? Gluttony. The dirty panda dude? Love of rules ... pedantic ... ha.  Veidt/Treu, self love narcissism. Hooded Justice, love of revenge because its literally his only motivation for giving up John.  Sister Knight, love of family, its all she fought for. Blake, unrequited love for John, she calls him blindly and has a big blue dildo, and when she finally sees him and calls his name and he doesn't respond. The Calvary is group/identity love because they were white supremacists.

Finally Dr M, unconditional love. He never asked Sister Knight for anything, just walked up to her and said, I love you and I always have. Will you spend 10 years with me?

Its a love story about love itself twisted around Dr M.
 
2020-09-21 4:10:13 AM  
Wine Sipping Elitist:

oh yeah, and Veidt gets his utopia and worship, but yet he turns it into trial to shout his disdain at his lessers and suffer a self-imposed imprisonment just to show his far sighted superiority by escaping to save his "crying children" only to be arrested at very end.

His entire story was ironic.
 
2020-09-21 4:13:27 AM  
Wine Sipping Elitist:

You can't arrest me! Do you know who I am?! I've saved the world, TWICE!!
*bonk on the head from a $5 wrench*
Drag his ass to jail.

Xkcd would be proud.
 
2020-09-21 6:51:07 AM  
This may be the first year I've actually seen most of the shows that won Emmys.
 
2020-09-21 8:38:43 AM  

dentalhilljack: Agreed. The first season shows them being ungrateful assholes who haven't accepted their fall. Season two onward IMO are far stronger because while they don't like their fall, they realize they have to adapt somehow.


The first season is necessary to contextualize them and give them a base for their growth, but it's the weakest season of the show.  It just keeps ramping up and up and up.

I'm thrilled for the SC cast and crew.  They absolutely deserved it; that show is a monument to comedy without ever feeling the need to be cruel or to punch down. There's no judgment or unnecessary barbs.  It's just a nice, pleasant show that manages to get by without any real antagonist.

It's a shame that The Good Place didn't win anything during its run.  That show was much stronger than its CV would have you believe.
 
2020-09-21 9:21:49 AM  

GavinTheAlmighty: dentalhilljack: Agreed. The first season shows them being ungrateful assholes who haven't accepted their fall. Season two onward IMO are far stronger because while they don't like their fall, they realize they have to adapt somehow.

The first season is necessary to contextualize them and give them a base for their growth, but it's the weakest season of the show.  It just keeps ramping up and up and up.

I'm thrilled for the SC cast and crew.  They absolutely deserved it; that show is a monument to comedy without ever feeling the need to be cruel or to punch down. There's no judgment or unnecessary barbs.  It's just a nice, pleasant show that manages to get by without any real antagonist.

It's a shame that The Good Place didn't win anything during its run.  That show was much stronger than its CV would have you believe.


True, but everyone hates moral philosophers.
 
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