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(Salon)   Well, should we have a post-Superb Owl "This is Us" Discussion Thread? Seems a lot of folks want to see how the Crock Pot kills that guy. 11:30 PM ET on NBC right after the Brady Bowl   ( salon.com) divider line
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2018-02-04 11:10:39 PM  
Don't know anything about this, but I am going to watch the new Cloverfield movie.
 
2018-02-04 11:10:51 PM  
Dead thread?
 
2018-02-04 11:15:32 PM  

sswo: Dead thread?


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/Yep
 
2018-02-04 11:19:29 PM  

sswo: Dead thread?


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2018-02-04 11:25:53 PM  
Everybody is too busy watching cloverfeild
 
2018-02-04 11:27:04 PM  
Mrs Tarantula loves this show. I only caught the broad strokes. Anyway, anybody who's caught up to the last episode should find this hilarious:

A Special Message From This Is Us (Promo)
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2018-02-04 11:27:50 PM  

HedlessChickn: Don't know anything about this, but I am going to watch the new Cloverfield movie.


I'm watching it now. How the fark did that woman appear inside the space station wall, and why is the Earth running out of energy?
 
2018-02-04 11:30:44 PM  
He survives the fire, but chokes on an under-cooked potato. Damn you, killer crock pot!
 
2018-02-05 12:00:35 AM  
Who looks at a Twix in a vending machine and gets a Mars bar?

If she went back to that machine on the 20th anniversary, it would be fully restocked and the Mars bars would have a layer of dust undisturbed from 1998.
 
2018-02-05 12:09:09 AM  
I saw the game at the sister's place. She and the wife are there now watching that show I'm at home on Fark. All is as it should be.
 
2018-02-05 12:42:31 AM  
My wife really likes the show. She's a sucker for that shifting timeline and time travelly stuff. I've tried watching it with her a few times but I don't get the attraction.
 
2018-02-05 08:45:03 AM  

frostus: My wife really likes the show. She's a sucker for that shifting timeline and time travelly stuff. I've tried watching it with her a few times but I don't get the attraction.


Same with my girlfriend.  I sit through it to be a good girlfriend, but I am SO goddamn tired of Kevin and his daddy issues, Kate the crazy-ass girlfriend with the Best. Boyfriend. EVER and Saint Randall the Beleaguered with the great life and kick-ass wife.
 
2018-02-05 09:28:33 AM  

jedzz: He survives the fire, but chokes on an under-cooked potato. Damn you, killer crock pot!


This is actually pretty close to accurate.

I quit watching this show a while back because it is so deliberately and transparently emotionally manipulative.
 
2018-02-05 09:40:07 AM  

unyon: jedzz: He survives the fire, but chokes on an under-cooked potato. Damn you, killer crock pot!

This is actually pretty close to accurate.

I quit watching this show a while back because it is so deliberately and transparently emotionally manipulative.


NBC was like "Can we get a new show like Parenthood but on emotional steroids?"
 
2018-02-05 09:45:15 AM  
I've been avoiding the show based on their advertising. They make it look like a constant barrage of "very special episodes" where we get spoonfed some important social issue, week after week. I want pure escapism most of the time.
 
2018-02-05 09:45:57 AM  

dletter: unyon: jedzz: He survives the fire, but chokes on an under-cooked potato. Damn you, killer crock pot!

This is actually pretty close to accurate.

I quit watching this show a while back because it is so deliberately and transparently emotionally manipulative.

NBC was like "Can we get a new show like Parenthood but on emotional steroids?"


"The dog runs away from the family's new home. It returns to the burned down home and waits for the dad, day in and day out, until its last breath, curled up on the sidewalk, alone, still hopeful."

</jurassicbark>
 
2018-02-05 09:57:02 AM  
I can't find the Twort but it went something like:

"The feeling I get from my friends who watch This is Us is that they kill off the entire cast every week."

My friends keep telling me I need to see it, then they go on to explain a little bit about what happens and my interest goes into negative territory. The show sounds like a real asshole, building up these characters that you care about only to kill them in the most emotionally devastating way possible. No thanks, I don't watch TV to feel worse.
 
2018-02-05 10:30:11 AM  
I never watched "This is Us" and didn't get into the show, but I *did* watch Gilmore Girls, and watched just because "Jess with a Beard" was on.
 
2018-02-05 11:21:46 AM  

unyon: jedzz: He survives the fire, but chokes on an under-cooked potato. Damn you, killer crock pot!

This is actually pretty close to accurate.

I quit watching this show a while back because it is so deliberately and transparently emotionally manipulative.


This.  I watched the show exactly once.  It came on TBS after a movie had just ended.  So I thought it was another movie.  It turned out to be the first episode of This is US.

I was captivated up to the point when I noticed, "Oh, wow.  So the story is about them, both as young-uns, and as adults.  And, that one there, he's adopted because the original triplet died.  Wow... That's pretty cool."

By the third episode (it was a marathon). I couldn't believe how hard they were trying to just made it SAD.  That's not sad enough!  More sad!!!

So I bailed...  Honestly, I get enough real life that I don't need to live sadness vicariously through a TV show.  I would rather live comedy vicariously through a sitcom, or travel the stars vicariously through science fiction.
 
2018-02-05 02:19:31 PM  
Lotta people who don't seem to like the show here, so I'm gonna take a moment to stick up for it.

The entire draw of the show is, yes, to pull at your heart strings via compelling story telling and characters. Is it escapism? No. Does it need to be? Nope.

Similar to the way we watch scary movies to be scared, there's a niche for people who just want to feel emotion and the show does a good job at tapping into the emotions of its fan base. If it doesn't pull at your heart strings, that's fine too.

Personally I love the show and enjoy the emotional 'abuse' it hurls our way. I enjoy the way the characters are handled, and the way the story is told. With us knowing how the dad dies, and apparently skipping forward for the first time, I'm genuinely curious to see where it goes from here.
 
2018-02-05 06:15:42 PM  

Cthulhu Theory: Lotta people who don't seem to like the show here, so I'm gonna take a moment to stick up for it.

The entire draw of the show is, yes, to pull at your heart strings via compelling story telling and characters. Is it escapism? No. Does it need to be? Nope.

Similar to the way we watch scary movies to be scared, there's a niche for people who just want to feel emotion and the show does a good job at tapping into the emotions of its fan base. If it doesn't pull at your heart strings, that's fine too.

Personally I love the show and enjoy the emotional 'abuse' it hurls our way. I enjoy the way the characters are handled, and the way the story is told. With us knowing how the dad dies, and apparently skipping forward for the first time, I'm genuinely curious to see where it goes from here.


It sounds like something to watch when you "need a good cry"

/We all need a good cry sometimes
//Wreck-It Ralph does it for me
 
2018-02-05 07:41:06 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: frostus: My wife really likes the show. She's a sucker for that shifting timeline and time travelly stuff. I've tried watching it with her a few times but I don't get the attraction.

Same with my girlfriend.  I sit through it to be a good girlfriend, but I am SO goddamn tired of Kevin and his daddy issues, Kate the crazy-ass girlfriend with the Best. Boyfriend. EVER and Saint Randall the Beleaguered with the great life and kick-ass wife.


You're a better person than I. She watches and I get on the computer with my headphones on. It's cool because we know there are just some things we aren't ever going to share a love for.
 
2018-02-05 08:21:25 PM  

frostus: Benevolent Misanthrope: frostus: My wife really likes the show. She's a sucker for that shifting timeline and time travelly stuff. I've tried watching it with her a few times but I don't get the attraction.

Same with my girlfriend.  I sit through it to be a good girlfriend, but I am SO goddamn tired of Kevin and his daddy issues, Kate the crazy-ass girlfriend with the Best. Boyfriend. EVER and Saint Randall the Beleaguered with the great life and kick-ass wife.

You're a better person than I. She watches and I get on the computer with my headphones on. It's cool because we know there are just some things we aren't ever going to share a love for.


Yeah - we have things like that.  I'll watch TV and she'll go to her craft room and do whatever it is she does in there.
 
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