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Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
« Reply #270 on: January 12, 2017, 07:55:28 PM »
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Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
« Reply #271 on: January 12, 2017, 11:17:12 PM »
Saw the first episode of Game of Thrones.

With how many titty shots they went for, you half expect Jason Voorhees to come bursting in. Very tedious.

Didn't give enough of a damn to bother with the second episode. Especially when I know that the endgame is zombie apocalypse.
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Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
« Reply #272 on: January 13, 2017, 04:04:53 AM »
GoT was doing that HBO thing of having to show so many tits to get the viewers in. Because viewers want tits! Thankfully it seems to have become far more about plot than tits now that people actually watch it for that.

Gotta agree though, it's become a tedious trend to try and out nudity/violence/swear each other now rather than actually making a good show that people watch because it's good... GoT FWIW, if you can get past the middle of S1 is pretty bloody good. But for the first chunk, you could tell there was a tits quota.
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« Reply #273 on: January 13, 2017, 05:45:11 AM »
GoT was doing that HBO thing of having to show so many tits to get the viewers in. Because viewers want tits! Thankfully it seems to have become far more about plot than tits now that people actually watch it for that.

Gotta agree though, it's become a tedious trend to try and out nudity/violence/swear each other now rather than actually making a good show that people watch because it's good... GoT FWIW, if you can get past the middle of S1 is pretty bloody good. But for the first chunk, you could tell there was a tits quota.

I agree. Although the high nork quota didn't bother or offend me too much I have to admit  ;D

GoT gets better as it goes on IMO. Went through a dip round season 4/5, but is getting nice and exciting again.

I'd stick with it.

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« Reply #274 on: January 13, 2017, 01:49:52 PM »
It doesn't bother me either, but I find it tedious when it's a gratuitous T&A scene just because. It's not like it's hard to watch porn these days... TV actually is becoming the last place you can get a decent story these days outside of independent cinema. The constant stream of T&A cheapens that IMO.
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« Reply #275 on: January 13, 2017, 02:28:54 PM »
GoT was doing that HBO thing of having to show so many tits to get the viewers in. Because viewers want tits! Thankfully it seems to have become far more about plot than tits now that people actually watch it for that.

I read that Emilia Clark said she wouldn't do any more nude scenes after Season 1, and the producers were totally fine with that. I believe the one nude scene with her from last season was all CGI.

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« Reply #276 on: January 13, 2017, 04:06:01 PM »
Gotta agree though, it's become a tedious trend to try and out nudity/violence/swear each other now rather than actually making a good show that people watch because it's good... GoT FWIW, if you can get past the middle of S1 is pretty bloody good. But for the first chunk, you could tell there was a tits quota.

After season 1 I read all the books and I am not watching season 6 prior to reading the books. Season 5 already went ahead and spoilered some things. Killing people off or not even putting them in the series is a big hint towards "those characters won't matter for the main plot and won't be doing anything of importance any more".
Fun fact: after I made that decision to wait for the book, I was randomly spoilered at san francisco airport at the baggage claim when people next to me were talking about it. Of course it wasn't their intent, but I know some stuff from the start I didn't want to know. :-\ Now let's just hope Martin actually finishes the book.

I read that Emilia Clark said she wouldn't do any more nude scenes after Season 1, and the producers were totally fine with that. I believe the one nude scene with her from last season was all CGI.

I think to remember her saying that she had a body double at first, then did some scenes herself and switched back to a double. not entirely sure though
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Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
« Reply #277 on: January 13, 2017, 04:15:34 PM »
Spoilers on GoT are a PITA. I watch it on Blu-Ray so there's lag between the show and when I get to watch it where I have to avoid anything on the internet. Facebook is terrible for people letting things slip. Worse still are re-cap bloody trailers, on season they actually showed a character being murdered in the bloody trailer. Oh, so that's gonna happen then... I was really pissed off about that.

Now I just binge watch it as soon as the discs are released.
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« Reply #278 on: January 21, 2017, 04:08:01 PM »
Stan vs. Evil is a nice show.  A low-key version of Ash vs. Evil Dead with the best guy from Scrubs as the Quint from Jaws.  It is on Amazon.
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« Reply #279 on: July 20, 2017, 10:14:53 AM »
Started watching "Fortitude" on Amazon.  Seems pretty good so far.  Really cool scenery (filmed in Iceland IIRC) and there seem to be some elements of horror creeping into the story.

I also need to finish watching "Apocalypse: World War II" on Netflix.  I've seen 3 episodes so far, and it's been damn good.
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« Reply #280 on: July 20, 2017, 11:17:17 AM »
omg, Fortitude was awesome.  A few things that I didn't care for, but overall a great watch.  I think I liked season 1 better though still worth watching season 2.

Just watched silicon valley s4, and will likely start "westworld" and/or "the night of" soon.
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« Reply #281 on: July 20, 2017, 12:30:03 PM »
Just watched silicon valley s4, and will likely start "westworld" and/or "the night of" soon.

I just got done watching season 1 of Silicon Valley and it's incredible. Watching it gives me both a huge desire to start a tech company but also a massive reminder that I know precising dick about coding, hardware or running a company. I could do the Erlich bit I guess :D

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« Reply #282 on: July 20, 2017, 01:38:32 PM »
silicon valley is like the american response to IT crowd. If you like british humor and haven't watched it, this is the show for you. and if you liked that, I can recommend "Black books".

I recently watched the current season of house of cards. good stuff.
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« Reply #283 on: July 20, 2017, 02:19:12 PM »
We just finished Gravity Falls.

Really amazing show, insanely deep and smart for a "kid's" show. All the more amazing that it was extremely successful and the creator voluntarily ended it after 2 seasons.
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Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
« Reply #284 on: July 20, 2017, 03:01:53 PM »
omg, Fortitude was awesome.  A few things that I didn't care for, but overall a great watch.  I think I liked season 1 better though still worth watching season 2.
I guess this show has been out for a while, but I'm just now catching it, so it's new to me!  ;D
Right, I was wondering about season 2.  From the pic I saw, it looks like they cast Dennis Quaid in it.  I kinda like how season 1 has a bunch of Scandinavian (maybe?) actors I'm not too familiar with, so it seems different that they chose a big screen American actor for it.  No matter though, I'm sure I'll watch it eventually if I like the rest of season 1.
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