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Re: New TV Season
« Reply #90 on: December 15, 2020, 11:52:05 pm »
I liked  it for his old Peugeot. I used to own a 1978 Peugeot 504 wagon.
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« Reply #91 on: December 16, 2020, 05:09:37 am »
I liked  it for his old Peugeot. I used to own a 1978 Peugeot 504 wagon.

What??? Our family too !!!!

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« Reply #92 on: December 16, 2020, 07:24:58 am »
BTW, I know it's not exactly high-minded, but The Mandolorian is probably the best thing Star Wars related since the Original Trilogy.
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« Reply #93 on: December 16, 2020, 08:10:08 am »
BTW, I know it's not exactly high-minded, but The Mandolorian is probably the best thing Star Wars related since the Original Trilogy.

Will everyone please stop telling me this.  I don't need another disappointment like the last 8 films.

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« Reply #94 on: December 16, 2020, 08:18:35 am »
Will everyone please stop telling me this.  I don't need another disappointment like the last 8 films.

I sense FOMO.

Not up for Disney Plus? Hamilton is fantastic BTW.

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« Reply #95 on: December 16, 2020, 08:37:03 am »
I sense FOMO.

Not up for Disney Plus? Hamilton is fantastic BTW.

My wife and I are oddly idealogue when it comes to Disney ie. we are politically against it 100%.  I don't think they have any properties I need in my life... although I'm not sure about 'Gravity Falls'.

That said, we were at another family's place on Friday (we are bubbling with them but yes it is cheating).  And Fantasia was on.  They have like a massive TV with maximum resolution - I don't know technical specs - but it was perfect.  And Mikey Mouse was on this mountain conjuring up winds... the colours and the animation were heart stoppingly beautiful.  The TV is low to the ground and I looked over and Easy was as transfixed as I was.

Seemed like a drug.  Wow though.

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« Reply #96 on: December 16, 2020, 08:38:07 am »
Also - Hamilton... I have no desire.

I am going to write a f***ing hilarious Canadian music about Sir Mackenzie Bowell and it's going to make Hamilton look like fluffy bird ****.
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« Reply #97 on: December 16, 2020, 09:15:58 am »
What??? Our family too !!!!

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« Reply #98 on: December 16, 2020, 10:27:29 am »
Good car. Roomy, solid, comfortable, but guttless.

I think it was kind of an 'image' thing... We became more practical after that  :D:

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« Reply #99 on: December 16, 2020, 11:07:47 am »
I liked  it for his old Peugeot. I used to own a 1978 Peugeot 504 wagon.
And his dog named Dog.  He had the Peugeot from the first episode in 1968 to the last episode in 2003!

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« Reply #100 on: December 16, 2020, 11:09:30 am »
I remember watching those as a kid.  They were corny and predictable, but fun.  Peter Falk made the whole thing work. "Oh,  ah, just one more thing sir..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxBnaMGP2aY

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That was my favourite part, oh one more thing!  I like the concept of the show, because they tell you who the murderer is at the start, and then Columbo works his way through the case.

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« Reply #101 on: May 26, 2021, 01:05:08 am »
Flashback to 2017. I honestly don't know why. Just boosting this because I'm quite drunk.

Even though Inhumans is really bad, I have to keep watching. Part of it is an academic exercise.  I'm fascinated at how bad it is, and I need to analyze it from the perspective of what makes it fail. I try to identify what aspects specifically make me hate it, and then I try to analyze my own writing to look for the same elements. Do I make the same mistakes? 

I'm intrigued at how Inhumans made it all the way to network TV.  Surely at some point somebody must have looked at it and realized that it's a terrible product.  It doesn't just fail by August1991/Michael Hardner type criteria, it fails by the standards of its own genre, its own aspirations. Surely somebody at either ABC or Disney or Marvel must have thought "this is really bad. We shouldn't put this on TV."

I watched the entire Twilight series of movies because I was fascinated at how bad it was. I was intrigued that people spent tens of millions of dollars making each of those bad films. I was amazed that people spent hundreds of millions of dollars watching each of those films.  Each step of the way I thought to myself "I can't believe adults made this. This seems like something junior high kids would have made."

And I watched the entire first season of the "Shadowhunters" TV series on Netflix. It's probably the single worst thing I have ever seen produced by allegedly professional creators. So astoundingly stupid that Twilight looks brilliant by comparison. For me it was a multi-car pileup I just couldn't look away from. So incredibly inept.  Watching it was like reading Donald Trump news articles. It was maddening and yet somehow addictive.  I hated every moment but I just couldn't stop. I had started to crave the pain, the anger, the hate.  I forced myself to not watch season 2 of Shadowhunters.  I felt like I just couldn't expose myself to that kind of punishment again without risking my sanity. I went cold-turkey on Shadowhunters.

Inhumans isn't quite as bad as Twilight or especially Shadowhunters, at least from an execution point of view. I think that from the point of view of learning how to create a bad program, I have learned what I needed from Inhumans.  But I still need to find out what the payoff is for the bizarre politics of the program. 

It's a program where the intended protagonists are enthusiastic supporters of a system based around eugenics, aristocracy, the establishment of a permanent underclass,  and the enslavement of those deemed genetically inferior.  The supposed heroes of this show are, almost literally, Moon Nazis.  They boast openly of their genetic superiority and openly express their contempt of those like their own brother who are deemed genetically inferior.   In 2017, we had white supremacists marching in the United States, and here is a program where "the good guys" are fighting to restore such a system after it has been toppled.

It's like the creators of the show said "you know, we've had a lot of one-sided coverage of eugenics and racial supremacist ideology this year, and we just wanted to present an alternative view, to show a more positive side of racial supremacy ideologies."


Right now, as of episode 4,  our "villain" Maximus has consolidated power in Attilan. He has imprisoned the ruling "Genetic Council", the ruling eugenics experts at the core of the caste system. I gather we're supposed to hate Maximus because he has beaten and imprisoned his political enemies, and even killed one. Compared to real-world revolutionaries, Maximus has been a model of restraint, but on this show even one murder is too high a cost for liberating thousands. No it isn't! Slaves are dying in the mines while the "Genetic Council" lives in comfort! Go Maximus!

Meanwhile our Nazi "protagonists" are floundering around Hawaii, pursued by agents of Maximus, and surviving only with the help of inferior humans. Who help them even though our heroes are horrendous people and treat them terribly.  I expect that the eventual payoff is through their misadventures on earth, our obnoxious royals will learn to have empathy with the inferiors. This is kind of like a story where David Duke and Richard Spencer get lost in north Detroit and survive only with the help of black people, and we're supposed to be cheering for Duke and Spencer to get home. No doubt that when Medusa Duke and Black Bolt Spencer get back to Attilan and take back power, they will be kinder to the slaves when they send them back to the mines.

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Re: New TV Season
« Reply #102 on: May 26, 2021, 09:08:20 am »
There's a new season of Master of None on Netflix.

I've only checked out the first of 5 episodes, but it doesn't resemble the first two seasons in any way, shape or form.

It follows Lena Waithe's Denise character as she lives with her wife in a rural setting. They tackle typical relationship issues. The Season is titles "Stories in Love".

It's filmed in 3:4 letterbox and done and shot in a very artistic manor. Azari is the director and he makes cameos, but this isn't a story about him.

Azari has certainly moved well beyond the 20-something urban globe-trotting narrative. I guess getting Me-Too'd will do that to you.


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« Reply #103 on: May 26, 2021, 09:41:03 am »
There's a new season of Master of None on Netflix.

I've only checked out the first of 5 episodes, but it doesn't resemble the first two seasons in any way, shape or form.

It follows Lena Waithe's Denise character as she lives with her wife in a rural setting. They tackle typical relationship issues. The Season is titles "Stories in Love".

It's filmed in 3:4 letterbox and done and shot in a very artistic manor. Azari is the director and he makes cameos, but this isn't a story about him.

Azari has certainly moved well beyond the 20-something urban globe-trotting narrative. I guess getting Me-Too'd will do that to you.

Well he did that in Season 2 and it was pretty good.  I liked the idea of an artistic brown person capturing the Euro new wave and owning it... on Netflix of all places.

This season ... we started episode 1 last night and it's boring.  Not sure if he lost his touch or what.

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« Reply #104 on: May 26, 2021, 09:43:01 am »
This season ... we started episode 1 last night and it's boring.  Not sure if he lost his touch or what.

It's a different tone. Not even really a comedy.