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2020-09-21 9:59:24 AM  
Among
 
2020-09-21 12:14:54 PM  
Amongst.
 
2020-09-21 12:18:53 PM  
Good for them? Or HBO? All parties involved?

/I do like Schitts' Creek, so good for it
//Glad to see it ending on a high note
 
2020-09-21 12:19:00 PM  

Great_Milenko: Amongst.


themselves

However, Pop TV cleaned up.
 
2020-09-21 12:23:22 PM  
...and The Expanse was completely snubbed (not even getting a nomination). As much as I like Mando, The Expanse is 10x better. But the Emmy folks have only blessed certain proprietors of shows. They are the old media folks like Disney and Warner (HBO). Others need not apply.
 
2020-09-21 12:33:58 PM  
Betwixt
 
2020-09-21 12:39:55 PM  
I just ended the trial for Apple TV+. I signed up to watch Greyhound, which was great. I also watched Mythic Quest, which was hilarious, but probably not Emmy material. I didn't get a chance to watch anything else. There isn't enough content to sustain a subscription (IMO).
 
2020-09-21 12:43:12 PM  

GameSprocket: I just ended the trial for Apple TV+. I signed up to watch Greyhound, which was great. I also watched Mythic Quest, which was hilarious, but probably not Emmy material. I didn't get a chance to watch anything else. There isn't enough content to sustain a subscription (IMO).


I signed up for the trial like two months ago. I haven't watched anything on it yet, and I don't think I've even opened the app. I keep forgetting I even have it.

/ There's so farking much entertainment available, for cheap.
// And that's before you factor in piracy.
/// Kanopy, non-pirates. Look into Kanopy.
 
2020-09-21 12:43:49 PM  

GameSprocket: There isn't enough content to sustain a subscription (IMO).


Agreed on that.  However you missed out on Ted Lasso.
 
2020-09-21 12:48:54 PM  
fallingcow:
/// Kanopy, non-pirates. Look into Kanopy.

While the catalogue is really really good, I am only allowed 3 films per month through my Library.
 
2020-09-21 12:51:58 PM  

GameSprocket: I just ended the trial for Apple TV+. I signed up to watch Greyhound, which was great. I also watched Mythic Quest, which was hilarious, but probably not Emmy material. I didn't get a chance to watch anything else. There isn't enough content to sustain a subscription (IMO).


With production largely shut down, they have decided they are going to have to go with the other side of the HBO blueprint and license content from others while they build up their own content library.
 
2020-09-21 12:53:43 PM  
Well, guess it's time to stop my subscriptions then.  What good is streaming all those kids shows for my kids if it's not winning any Emmys.  Come on, get your shiat together Netflix.  True and the Rainbow Kingdom should  have DOMINATED.
 
2020-09-21 12:54:03 PM  
As Eugene Levy himself pointed out, Schitt's Creek wouldn't have gotten anything without Netflix bringing them into the public eye.

/Enjoys Schitt's Creek, but The Good Place should have won best comedy series
 
2020-09-21 12:54:33 PM  
I mentioned this in another thread... Ted Lasso is my favorite thing this year.
(Have the free trail for a year from a new device, but I agree it's thin at the moment)

Ted Lasso!
Ted Lasso!
Jason Sudekis!
is
Ted Lasso!
 
2020-09-21 12:59:19 PM  
Do people make streaming service decisions based on Emmy wins?  If not, I don't think it matters.  I subscribe to three streaming services and about the only things I can tell you about the Emmys is that they are hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Frasier used to win a lot when I was in college.
 
2020-09-21 1:10:57 PM  
This just in: there are more streaming services now than there were a few years ago.
 
2020-09-21 1:13:29 PM  

Johnson: fallingcow:
/// Kanopy, non-pirates. Look into Kanopy.

While the catalogue is really really good, I am only allowed 3 films per month through my Library.


Yeah, but it's a good supplement for one or two paid streaming services, library discs, or Netflix discs, for zero dollars. Especially if none of your paid streaming services are the indie/arthouse/classic-cinema ones, since Kanopy has some Criterions and a bunch of documentaries rotating through.
 
2020-09-21 1:14:49 PM  

Dr. Nick Riviera: As Eugene Levy himself pointed out, Schitt's Creek wouldn't have gotten anything without Netflix bringing them into the public eye.

/Enjoys Schitt's Creek, but The Good Place should have won best comedy series


Does it get, like, 100x better really fast? First episode was pretty damn unfunny and the premise didn't grab me.
 
2020-09-21 1:18:16 PM  

fallingcow: Dr. Nick Riviera: As Eugene Levy himself pointed out, Schitt's Creek wouldn't have gotten anything without Netflix bringing them into the public eye.

/Enjoys Schitt's Creek, but The Good Place should have won best comedy series

Does it get, like, 100x better really fast? First episode was pretty damn unfunny and the premise didn't grab me.


I don't really remember the first episode, but I don't recall any major shift in the show.  If you didn't like the first episode, I don't think the rest of the show will change much for you.
 
2020-09-21 1:29:46 PM  

Dr. Nick Riviera: fallingcow: Dr. Nick Riviera: As Eugene Levy himself pointed out, Schitt's Creek wouldn't have gotten anything without Netflix bringing them into the public eye.

/Enjoys Schitt's Creek, but The Good Place should have won best comedy series

Does it get, like, 100x better really fast? First episode was pretty damn unfunny and the premise didn't grab me.

I don't really remember the first episode, but I don't recall any major shift in the show.  If you didn't like the first episode, I don't think the rest of the show will change much for you.


Cool, good to know.

/ I meant Schitt's Creek, to clarify.
// The Good Place was at no point not awesome.
/// I miss You're the Worst.
 
2020-09-21 1:37:29 PM  

fallingcow: Cool, good to know.

/ I meant Schitt's Creek, to clarify.


Ooooh, I thought you were talking about The Good Place.  In which case, I would change my answer.  Schitt's Creek does get better over time.  Although there's no tonal shift, the characters do get better and grow and the show is much better for it.  There's also a lame character in the first season (Mutt) who they wisely drop over time.  If you like Parks & Rec, The Good Place, and Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, you will probably like Schitt's Creek.
 
2020-09-21 1:42:52 PM  

Dr. Nick Riviera: fallingcow: Cool, good to know.

/ I meant Schitt's Creek, to clarify.

Ooooh, I thought you were talking about The Good Place.  In which case, I would change my answer.  Schitt's Creek does get better over time.  Although there's no tonal shift, the characters do get better and grow and the show is much better for it.  There's also a lame character in the first season (Mutt) who they wisely drop over time.  If you like Parks & Rec, The Good Place, and Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, you will probably like Schitt's Creek.


Parks & Rec is another one I had to work at. I only persisted due to repeated, enthusiastic recommendations by basically everyone. Sure enough, improved a bit in the back half of S1, then was immediately much better in the very first episode of S2.

Good to know. Once I get through P&R... and Brooklyn 99... and 30 Rock... and finally watch the new episodes of Arrested Development... maybe I'll give Schitt's Creek another shot.
 
2020-09-21 1:49:33 PM  

fallingcow: Dr. Nick Riviera: fallingcow: Dr. Nick Riviera: As Eugene Levy himself pointed out, Schitt's Creek wouldn't have gotten anything without Netflix bringing them into the public eye.

/Enjoys Schitt's Creek, but The Good Place should have won best comedy series

Does it get, like, 100x better really fast? First episode was pretty damn unfunny and the premise didn't grab me.

I don't really remember the first episode, but I don't recall any major shift in the show.  If you didn't like the first episode, I don't think the rest of the show will change much for you.

Cool, good to know.

/ I meant Schitt's Creek, to clarify.
// The Good Place was at no point not awesome.
/// I miss You're the Worst.


You're the Worst deserved a lot more accolades.  It was the funniest thing on TV.
 
2020-09-21 1:51:11 PM  

RyansPrivates: ...and The Expanse was completely snubbed (not even getting a nomination). As much as I like Mando, The Expanse is 10x better. But the Emmy folks have only blessed certain proprietors of shows. They are the old media folks like Disney and Warner (HBO). Others need not apply.


The Expanse is a solid show and I really like it. All the pieces fit together well. That said I don't thing there's an Emmy level performance from any of the actors, writers or cinematography. It's all solid, but none of it is outstanding.  Maybe last year for some stuff in season 3 but season 4 was the weakest so far.

Disappointed there wasn't more love for BoJack Horseman.  The writing on that show was brilliant.
 
2020-09-21 1:52:43 PM  

GameSprocket: I just ended the trial for Apple TV+. I signed up to watch Greyhound, which was great. I also watched Mythic Quest, which was hilarious, but probably not Emmy material. I didn't get a chance to watch anything else. There isn't enough content to sustain a subscription (IMO).


For All Mankind isn't bad.  I'll have to checkout Greyhound and I'm looking forward to Foundation even though I doubt they'll do the books justice.

/ you get a free year now when you buy an iPhone
 
2020-09-21 1:54:14 PM  

cfreak: Disappointed there wasn't more love for BoJack Horseman.  The writing on that show was brilliant.


It was the only thing keeping me hanging on to Netflix, since they kill anything else I'm half-interested in after two seasons. So damn good.
 
2020-09-21 1:59:21 PM  

fallingcow: Parks & Rec is another one I had to work at. I only persisted due to repeated, enthusiastic recommendations by basically everyone. Sure enough, improved a bit in the back half of S1, then was immediately much better in the very first episode of S2.


Parks and Rec is a reasonable analogy.  First season not so great, slowly gets better over time, and then by the time they added Rob Lowe and Adam Scott things really took off.  Not just because of their characters, but because they dumped some dead weight (Paul Schneider aka Mark) and the entire cast particularly Chris Pratt was progressively finding their stride.
 
2020-09-21 2:00:59 PM  

Dr. Nick Riviera: fallingcow: Parks & Rec is another one I had to work at. I only persisted due to repeated, enthusiastic recommendations by basically everyone. Sure enough, improved a bit in the back half of S1, then was immediately much better in the very first episode of S2.

Parks and Rec is a reasonable analogy.  First season not so great, slowly gets better over time, and then by the time they added Rob Lowe and Adam Scott things really took off.  Not just because of their characters, but because they dumped some dead weight (Paul Schneider aka Mark) and the entire cast particularly Chris Pratt was progressively finding their stride.


They drop Mark? Oh thank god. His whole deal seems to be Character Trying to Find a Reason to Be In This Show.
 
2020-09-21 2:22:28 PM  

fallingcow: Dr. Nick Riviera: As Eugene Levy himself pointed out, Schitt's Creek wouldn't have gotten anything without Netflix bringing them into the public eye.

/Enjoys Schitt's Creek, but The Good Place should have won best comedy series

Does it get, like, 100x better really fast? First episode was pretty damn unfunny and the premise didn't grab me.


It gets a lot better. It was a throwaway show for me until like mid season 2 and suddenly I was crying I was laughing so hard.

https://twitter.com/angryblacklady/st​a​tus/1307861063728164866?s=10

A lot of people felt the same way about the early episodes. Give it another chance and stick it out a bit.
 
2020-09-21 2:24:10 PM  
Also, Netflix drops S6 of Schitt's Creek next month, so I suspect they were thrilled.
 
2020-09-21 3:04:57 PM  
I only pay for Netflix and since everyone has an Amazon Prime account, have Prime Video. I am not paying for another farking streaming service when I already have to pay almost $100/month for 300 mbps Internet access.
 
2020-09-21 3:16:57 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: I only pay for Netflix and since everyone has an Amazon Prime account, have Prime Video. I am not paying for another farking streaming service when I already have to pay almost $100/month for 300 mbps Internet access.


I let my Prime expire this year. Price hikes, I only watched a couple things on streaming every year in part because the interface mixes streamable and pay-to-rent-or-buy content so it's a pain to browse if you don't already know what you're gonna watch, and Amazon's prices and counterfeiting issues have gotten bad enough that I don't buy much on there anymore, and can just pay for faster shipping if I actually need it, which is nearly never.

D+ is the Last Service Standing here, because we have kids and it's stupid-cheap. If they raise prices, though, we'll just ditch it and spend a year's worth of subscription money at a thrift store for a pile of used kids' movie DVDs.

/ vrv was a great deal but I only watch anime with friends over, which ain't happening now, and all my time for watching shiatty b-movies has gone to gaming or watching non-shiatty things, lately.
 
2020-09-21 3:18:18 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: GameSprocket: There isn't enough content to sustain a subscription (IMO).

Agreed on that.  However you missed out on Ted Lasso.


For All Mankind is kid of fun if you are into space stuff. It is a fun alternate history.
 
2020-09-21 3:20:32 PM  

GameSprocket: I just ended the trial for Apple TV+. I signed up to watch Greyhound, which was great. I also watched Mythic Quest, which was hilarious, but probably not Emmy material. I didn't get a chance to watch anything else. There isn't enough content to sustain a subscription (IMO).


You're missing out on Ted Lasso.

There's not a more positive anti 2020 show on television.
 
2020-09-21 3:21:52 PM  

BubbleAndSqueak: I mentioned this in another thread... Ted Lasso is my favorite thing this year.
(Have the free trail for a year from a new device, but I agree it's thin at the moment)

Ted Lasso!
Ted Lasso!
Jason Sudekis!
is
Ted Lasso!


FOOTBALL IS LIFE! DANI ROJAS!
 
2020-09-21 3:21:59 PM  

GameSprocket: I just ended the trial for Apple TV+. I signed up to watch Greyhound, which was great. I also watched Mythic Quest, which was hilarious, but probably not Emmy material. I didn't get a chance to watch anything else. There isn't enough content to sustain a subscription (IMO).


The new Apple One subscriptions will probably help that. We have Apple TV+ for free for a year because we bought new phones last fall, and we probably wouldn't pay $5 a month to resubscribe when the trial is over, but $2 a month more than what we are paying for Apple Music and iCloud seems a good price for getting TV+ and Arcade.
 
2020-09-21 3:24:15 PM  

raius: fallingcow: Dr. Nick Riviera: fallingcow: Dr. Nick Riviera: As Eugene Levy himself pointed out, Schitt's Creek wouldn't have gotten anything without Netflix bringing them into the public eye.

/Enjoys Schitt's Creek, but The Good Place should have won best comedy series

Does it get, like, 100x better really fast? First episode was pretty damn unfunny and the premise didn't grab me.

I don't really remember the first episode, but I don't recall any major shift in the show.  If you didn't like the first episode, I don't think the rest of the show will change much for you.

Cool, good to know.

/ I meant Schitt's Creek, to clarify.
// The Good Place was at no point not awesome.
/// I miss You're the Worst.

You're the Worst deserved a lot more accolades.  It was the funniest thing on TV.


Aya Cash has been great as Stormfront on The Boys.

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2020-09-21 3:43:42 PM  
Schitt's Creek was unwatchable. I'm happy for them that they got the awards they paid for, but The Good Place was routinely amazing.
 
2020-09-21 3:51:53 PM  

fallingcow: the money is in the banana stand: I only pay for Netflix and since everyone has an Amazon Prime account, have Prime Video. I am not paying for another farking streaming service when I already have to pay almost $100/month for 300 mbps Internet access.

I let my Prime expire this year. Price hikes, I only watched a couple things on streaming every year in part because the interface mixes streamable and pay-to-rent-or-buy content so it's a pain to browse if you don't already know what you're gonna watch, and Amazon's prices and counterfeiting issues have gotten bad enough that I don't buy much on there anymore, and can just pay for faster shipping if I actually need it, which is nearly never.

D+ is the Last Service Standing here, because we have kids and it's stupid-cheap. If they raise prices, though, we'll just ditch it and spend a year's worth of subscription money at a thrift store for a pile of used kids' movie DVDs.

/ vrv was a great deal but I only watch anime with friends over, which ain't happening now, and all my time for watching shiatty b-movies has gone to gaming or watching non-shiatty things, lately.


I pay for two streaming services outright: 
-Disney
-Netflix

I have amazon prime for the shipping, but watch occasionally it also. I get HBO free

That's it. That comes to ~$25 a month excluding Amazon. If you must include Amazon, i'd say 50% at best would apply to it, so that's like $30 a month. Still a lot less than my cable bill used to be.
 
2020-09-21 4:14:12 PM  

RyansPrivates: fallingcow: the money is in the banana stand: I only pay for Netflix and since everyone has an Amazon Prime account, have Prime Video. I am not paying for another farking streaming service when I already have to pay almost $100/month for 300 mbps Internet access.

I let my Prime expire this year. Price hikes, I only watched a couple things on streaming every year in part because the interface mixes streamable and pay-to-rent-or-buy content so it's a pain to browse if you don't already know what you're gonna watch, and Amazon's prices and counterfeiting issues have gotten bad enough that I don't buy much on there anymore, and can just pay for faster shipping if I actually need it, which is nearly never.

D+ is the Last Service Standing here, because we have kids and it's stupid-cheap. If they raise prices, though, we'll just ditch it and spend a year's worth of subscription money at a thrift store for a pile of used kids' movie DVDs.

/ vrv was a great deal but I only watch anime with friends over, which ain't happening now, and all my time for watching shiatty b-movies has gone to gaming or watching non-shiatty things, lately.

I pay for two streaming services outright: 
-Disney
-Netflix

I have amazon prime for the shipping, but watch occasionally it also. I get HBO free

That's it. That comes to ~$25 a month excluding Amazon. If you must include Amazon, i'd say 50% at best would apply to it, so that's like $30 a month. Still a lot less than my cable bill used to be.


My overall communication & electronic entertainment service bills are way higher than they used to be, but I was never much for cable. Between two cell phone lines, Internet service, and a streaming service, it's at nearly $200/m. And we have terrible cell phone service because we don't want to pay for the good stuff (low-end t-mobile plan).

It's mostly paying for Internet service three times that's the problem (home, two cell phones).
 
2020-09-21 4:15:07 PM  
ABC last fall implemented a ban of advertising by Netflix, so it wasn't able to ante up for any trailer time during the show's breaks.

I'm surprised this doesn't violate some FCC broadcast TV regulation
 
2020-09-21 4:27:05 PM  

fallingcow: RyansPrivates: fallingcow: the money is in the banana stand: I only pay for Netflix and since everyone has an Amazon Prime account, have Prime Video. I am not paying for another farking streaming service when I already have to pay almost $100/month for 300 mbps Internet access.

I let my Prime expire this year. Price hikes, I only watched a couple things on streaming every year in part because the interface mixes streamable and pay-to-rent-or-buy content so it's a pain to browse if you don't already know what you're gonna watch, and Amazon's prices and counterfeiting issues have gotten bad enough that I don't buy much on there anymore, and can just pay for faster shipping if I actually need it, which is nearly never.

D+ is the Last Service Standing here, because we have kids and it's stupid-cheap. If they raise prices, though, we'll just ditch it and spend a year's worth of subscription money at a thrift store for a pile of used kids' movie DVDs.

/ vrv was a great deal but I only watch anime with friends over, which ain't happening now, and all my time for watching shiatty b-movies has gone to gaming or watching non-shiatty things, lately.

I pay for two streaming services outright: 
-Disney
-Netflix

I have amazon prime for the shipping, but watch occasionally it also. I get HBO free

That's it. That comes to ~$25 a month excluding Amazon. If you must include Amazon, i'd say 50% at best would apply to it, so that's like $30 a month. Still a lot less than my cable bill used to be.

My overall communication & electronic entertainment service bills are way higher than they used to be, but I was never much for cable. Between two cell phone lines, Internet service, and a streaming service, it's at nearly $200/m. And we have terrible cell phone service because we don't want to pay for the good stuff (low-end t-mobile plan).

It's mostly paying for Internet service three times that's the problem (home, two cell phones).


I'm lucky and an outlier on the cell phone front so I don't really "count". My internet is ~$70 a month for 200 down, which more than meets my needs. So my total "entertainment" bill is $200/mo. My phone for 4 line unlimited adds another $100, but I know that is a lot less than other folks and has to do with my particular situation.  $300/mo is quite a bit, for sure, but the streaming part if it is just $50; I'd still have the rest if I didn't have the streaming, so cutting it doesn't really save me much money.
 
2020-09-21 4:39:23 PM  

wee: Schitt's Creek was unwatchable. I'm happy for them that they got the awards they paid for, but The Good Place was routinely amazing.


Wow, what an incredibly salty take. Tell us it's not for you, claim that it's not funny, scream that it's overrated...

But "unwatchable"? Something that many, many Farkers routinely compliment and enjoy? Something that just won a few Emmys? Oh, that's right- "they got the awards they paid for."

It's fine to dislike something without claiming foul play.
 
2020-09-21 4:43:03 PM  

mariner314: BubbleAndSqueak: I mentioned this in another thread... Ted Lasso is my favorite thing this year.
(Have the free trail for a year from a new device, but I agree it's thin at the moment)

Ted Lasso!
Ted Lasso!
Jason Sudekis!
is
Ted Lasso!

FOOTBALL IS LIFE! DANI ROJAS!


Hot damn I love this show. It's exactly the thing I need to watch after each week of living in this god forsaken year.
 
2020-09-21 5:19:45 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: wee: Schitt's Creek was unwatchable. I'm happy for them that they got the awards they paid for, but The Good Place was routinely amazing.

Wow, what an incredibly salty take. Tell us it's not for you, claim that it's not funny, scream that it's overrated...

But "unwatchable"? Something that many, many Farkers routinely compliment and enjoy? Something that just won a few Emmys? Oh, that's right- "they got the awards they paid for."

It's fine to dislike something without claiming foul play.


I like the insinuation that the CBC had sway over the American television networks.  I'm sure the network that has a revenue of half a billion totally gets to run roughshod over the cable giants, Netflix and Amazon.
 
2020-09-21 7:13:45 PM  

DJanomaly: mariner314: BubbleAndSqueak: I mentioned this in another thread... Ted Lasso is my favorite thing this year.
(Have the free trail for a year from a new device, but I agree it's thin at the moment)

Ted Lasso!
Ted Lasso!
Jason Sudekis!
is
Ted Lasso!

FOOTBALL IS LIFE! DANI ROJAS!

Hot damn I love this show. It's exactly the thing I need to watch after each week of living in this god forsaken year.


Mrs. Mariner314 and I have watched each episode at least three times each.

It's just perfect.
 
wee
2020-09-22 2:09:25 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: Oh, that's right- "they got the awards they paid for.


Did you see their tent, microphone, etc?  They fully expected to win.  That's because of the money.

But yeah, that show was unwatchable crap.
 
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