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2021-06-12 10:37:12 PM  
I hope it gets Matt more work. Let's have him in the MCU or DC as a gruff and lovable, but slightly out of shape older guy. Vic Sage version of the Question or maybe Cat-Man. Drawing a total blank for Marvel... Strong Guy?
 
2021-06-12 10:44:04 PM  
I'd gotten a 6 month sub, mostly for Godzilla vs Kong.  I thought it expired at the end of May but apparently I have it until June 24, whether I want it or not.

I don't care about a sitcom cast interview; if it were about the characters, I might watch.
 
2021-06-12 11:04:11 PM  
McDonald's is the most popular restaurant in the world. That doesn't make it any good.
 
2021-06-12 11:10:56 PM  

Ragin' Asian: McDonald's is the most popular restaurant in the world. That doesn't make it any good.


Lots and lots of HBO shows have been brilliant, but Friends was awful in the 90's and is looking worse now in this era where its lack of diversity really stands out.

/Just getting around to watching Deadwood which I never saw before, farking brilliant stuff, made more amazing that it's based on actual history I had no idea about
 
2021-06-12 11:16:28 PM  
Yeah I didn't bother watching either DC superhero release.

Tried Tenet...eh

Excited for Dune though.
 
2021-06-12 11:28:56 PM  

Aussie_As: Ragin' Asian: McDonald's is the most popular restaurant in the world. That doesn't make it any good.

Lots and lots of HBO shows have been brilliant, but Friends was awful in the 90's and is looking worse now in this era where its lack of diversity really stands out.

/Just getting around to watching Deadwood which I never saw before, farking brilliant stuff, made more amazing that it's based on actual history I had no idea about


The series ended on an abrupt note. The recent movie wrapped things up nicely.

If you haven't already, try Rome. Similar storytelling. I kind of hoped Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson would have had one makout scene.
 
2021-06-12 11:43:00 PM  
moar paywall crap
 
2021-06-12 11:53:04 PM  

skyotter: I'd gotten a 6 month sub, mostly for Godzilla vs Kong.  I thought it expired at the end of May but apparently I have it until June 24, whether I want it or not.

I don't care about a sitcom cast interview; if it were about the characters, I might watch.


Check out Hacks before it expires. It's a great show.
 
2021-06-13 12:07:02 AM  

Wobambo: I hope it gets Matt more work. Let's have him in the MCU or DC as a gruff and lovable, but slightly out of shape older guy. Vic Sage version of the Question or maybe Cat-Man. Drawing a total blank for Marvel... Strong Guy?


I hope Matt joins Oprah on weight watchers. I loved him in, 'Episodes' but when he walked onto the friends reunion set all I thought was, 'This is probably what Joey would look like if he kept eating the way he did in the show'.
 
2021-06-13 12:09:09 AM  

Mad_Radhu: skyotter: I'd gotten a 6 month sub, mostly for Godzilla vs Kong.  I thought it expired at the end of May but apparently I have it until June 24, whether I want it or not.

I don't care about a sitcom cast interview; if it were about the characters, I might watch.

Check out Hacks before it expires. It's a great show.


And Barry. Barry rules.
 
2021-06-13 12:12:33 AM  

Mad_Radhu: skyotter: I'd gotten a 6 month sub, mostly for Godzilla vs Kong.  I thought it expired at the end of May but apparently I have it until June 24, whether I want it or not.

I don't care about a sitcom cast interview; if it were about the characters, I might watch.

Check out Hacks before it expires. It's a great show.


I enjoyed Hacks, but I liked Warrior even more.

WARRIOR Official Trailer (HD) Justin Lin Bruce Lee Series
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2021-06-13 12:24:58 AM  
Could there BE any more signups?
 
2021-06-13 12:43:17 AM  

phishrace: Mad_Radhu: skyotter: I'd gotten a 6 month sub, mostly for Godzilla vs Kong.  I thought it expired at the end of May but apparently I have it until June 24, whether I want it or not.

I don't care about a sitcom cast interview; if it were about the characters, I might watch.

Check out Hacks before it expires. It's a great show.

I enjoyed Hacks, but I liked Warrior even more.

[YouTube video: WARRIOR Official Trailer (HD) Justin Lin Bruce Lee Series]


That's a great show. It was supposed to be Bruce Lee's magnum opus, but the studios stole it and turned it into Kung Fu with David Carradine.

The main actor has the same elan as Bruce Lee. He's also has a bit part in American Gods and plays the hell out of it.
 
2021-06-13 1:46:42 AM  
"I'll be there there there <buffering> For youyouyouoyu <buffering>..."
 
2021-06-13 2:59:28 AM  
I got it for Godzilla vrs Kong and Jack Snyder's JL, but there's been a lot of stuff on it to watch. Netflix's movie selection has been shaky for ages and Disney plus is a bit thin past the Marvel stuff. It's been a nice surprise. Last time I had HBO it was still in the cable format of repeating the same 20 movies all month.
 
2021-06-13 3:15:45 AM  
"This is the one, people! This is the one that gets HBO Max more subscribers than any other streaming channel ever!"

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2021-06-13 3:32:32 AM  
And the thing is, HBO Max is the most expensive streaming service at an ad-supported level, and probably at an ad-free tier too. I wouldn't want to spend $11 a month to see this content with commercials. I think that will drive people back to physical media.
 
2021-06-13 3:34:29 AM  

EdgeRunner: "This is the one, people! This is the one that gets HBO Max more subscribers than any other streaming channel ever!"

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Farking genius. If you're not a studio executive by Tuesday there's something seriously wrong with the industry.
 
2021-06-13 6:17:24 AM  

Aussie_As: Ragin' Asian: McDonald's is the most popular restaurant in the world. That doesn't make it any good.

Lots and lots of HBO shows have been brilliant, but Friends was awful in the 90's and is looking worse now in this era where its lack of diversity really stands out.

/Just getting around to watching Deadwood which I never saw before, farking brilliant stuff, made more amazing that it's based on actual history I had no idea about


W Earl brown is very interactive on Twitter.
 
2021-06-13 7:16:58 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Mad_Radhu: skyotter: I'd gotten a 6 month sub, mostly for Godzilla vs Kong.  I thought it expired at the end of May but apparently I have it until June 24, whether I want it or not.

I don't care about a sitcom cast interview; if it were about the characters, I might watch.

Check out Hacks before it expires. It's a great show.

And Barry. Barry rules.


Barry is unbelievably great. It answers the question: What would Quentin Tarantino's directing look like if he had an actual human heart and better sense of humor? I'm really hoping for another season.
 
2021-06-13 9:33:59 AM  

skyotter: I don't care about a sitcom cast interview; if it were about the characters, I might watch.


That's exactly how I previously felt - had no interest whatsoever, especially with the list of guest stars that never had anything whatsoever to do with the show, if they were even alive when it was being made - but out of boredom and curiosity last night I signed up to HBOmax for a month and watched it, and I enjoyed it very much. I even laughed out loud at some points, which is something I never do anymore while watching TV.

And the guest stars that never had anything to do with the making of the show were mostly at a minimum or at least enjoyable supporters that did not take away from the amount of time focused on the main cast.
 
2021-06-13 11:19:47 AM  
Anyone else get an ad saying they dropped monthly prices to $9.99?  I didn't read the fine print because I've had it for 6 months on some discount from earlier this year. I found it surprising they dropped the price, didn't seem to say if it was an ad-supported discount.
 
2021-06-13 11:26:34 AM  

The Flexecutioner: Anyone else get an ad saying they dropped monthly prices to $9.99?  I didn't read the fine print because I've had it for 6 months on some discount from earlier this year. I found it surprising they dropped the price, didn't seem to say if it was an ad-supported discount.


From what I read when I just signed on again, the $9.99 option has ads, the $14.99 option is ad-free.
 
2021-06-13 12:50:49 PM  

LZeitgeist: The Flexecutioner: Anyone else get an ad saying they dropped monthly prices to $9.99?  I didn't read the fine print because I've had it for 6 months on some discount from earlier this year. I found it surprising they dropped the price, didn't seem to say if it was an ad-supported discount.

From what I read when I just signed on again, the $9.99 option has ads, the $14.99 option is ad-free.


Ok, that makes sense. I figured they buried it in small print in the email. Thanks.
 
2021-06-13 12:59:02 PM  

Vhale: I got it for Godzilla vrs Kong and Jack Snyder's JL, but there's been a lot of stuff on it to watch. Netflix's movie selection has been shaky for ages and Disney plus is a bit thin past the Marvel stuff. It's been a nice surprise. Last time I had HBO it was still in the cable format of repeating the same 20 movies all month.


Yeah, I've signed up for and canceled 3 different services. AMC+ was particularly bad, a paid service and there were still movies with commercials.

Anyway, I tried out HBOMax and am so far very happy with the selection. The Roku app is a solid piece of shiat, but the selection is really good, some really old stuff, and a bunch of new stuff, with plenty in between. It's more expensive than the other services we use, but it really makes me happy.
 
2021-06-13 1:03:09 PM  

LZeitgeist: skyotter: I don't care about a sitcom cast interview; if it were about the characters, I might watch.

That's exactly how I previously felt - had no interest whatsoever, especially with the list of guest stars that never had anything whatsoever to do with the show, if they were even alive when it was being made - but out of boredom and curiosity last night I signed up to HBOmax for a month and watched it, and I enjoyed it very much. I even laughed out loud at some points, which is something I never do anymore while watching TV.

And the guest stars that never had anything to do with the making of the show were mostly at a minimum or at least enjoyable supporters that did not take away from the amount of time focused on the main cast.


Yeah, it was a decent way to spend some time. The wife and I enjoyed it. I really liked watching them do the table read, adding their voices and gestures they'd be adding on the set. I always thought those were more or less dry reading sessions, but this actually made sense.

It was a fun show to watch, and I only saw minimal Friends episodes when the show first came out, it was the pre-DVR era, so you had to watch it when it was on, but I actually knew of most of the episodes they presented. Kind of like Seinfeld, I managed to catch the culturally important episodes.
 
2021-06-13 1:43:49 PM  

Mad_Radhu: skyotter: I'd gotten a 6 month sub, mostly for Godzilla vs Kong.  I thought it expired at the end of May but apparently I have it until June 24, whether I want it or not.

I don't care about a sitcom cast interview; if it were about the characters, I might watch.

Check out Hacks before it expires. It's a great show.


I just started it. So good! I can't think of another show about female mentorship-that means a lot to me. And it can be brutally funny.
 
2021-06-13 3:37:32 PM  

Mikey1969: Vhale: I got it for Godzilla vrs Kong and Jack Snyder's JL, but there's been a lot of stuff on it to watch. Netflix's movie selection has been shaky for ages and Disney plus is a bit thin past the Marvel stuff. It's been a nice surprise. Last time I had HBO it was still in the cable format of repeating the same 20 movies all month.

Yeah, I've signed up for and canceled 3 different services. AMC+ was particularly bad, a paid service and there were still movies with commercials.

Anyway, I tried out HBOMax and am so far very happy with the selection. The Roku app is a solid piece of shiat, but the selection is really good, some really old stuff, and a bunch of new stuff, with plenty in between. It's more expensive than the other services we use, but it really makes me happy.


AMC+ has lots of good content but I hate the fact that they sneak in ads for some of the movies. Plus you can only get it through Prime or Roku channel.

I have zero interest in the Friends reunion but HBO Max is the only service I have paid for every month this year because it is the only one that fulfills my rule that is should cost no more than a dollar per hour watched*. That metric means I rotate between Netflix, Hulu, Showtime etc. but always find enough content on HBO. But at $15/mo there are no excuses for a buggy app.

*offer not valid for sports
 
2021-06-14 1:11:51 AM  

Aussie_As: Lots and lots of HBO shows have been brilliant, but Friends was awful in the 90's and is looking worse now in this era where its lack of diversity really stands out.


Ross did date Aisha Tyler for a healthy chunk of one season. [shrug] I try to be as forward-thinking as the next guy, but not every show can be Modern Family.

DesertCoyote: And the thing is, HBO Max is the most expensive streaming service at an ad-supported level, and probably at an ad-free tier too. I wouldn't want to spend $11 a month to see this content with commercials. I think that will drive people back to physical media.


My wife very badly wanted to see the Friends reunion. Hulu has a free trial that includes HBO Max. You did have to go through the runaround of signing up for HBO Max separately after you signed up for Hulu. But she jumped through the hoops, watched the special in its entirety, then cancelled Hulu and HBO Max the very next day.

Voila. It's these moments where, after seeing the "most signups" number, I wish we could also get a "most cancellations" number (we probably won't).

Mikey1969: I only saw minimal Friends episodes when the show first came out, it was the pre-DVR era, so you had to watch it when it was on, but I actually knew of most of the episodes they presented. Kind of like Seinfeld, I managed to catch the culturally important episodes.


Friends and Seinfeld have also remained very much in the cultural zeitgeist through syndication. Even if you've cut the cord, episodes often show on one of your local stations at least a couple nights a week. If you're like our household and still throwing money at the cable company, then you see both shows all the time on TBS, with Friends also on Nick at Nite.
 
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