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Takoma1 wrote:
Hey television folks: suggestions for an action or comedy series that's on the lighter side. Definitely not looking for cringe comedy, or anything that could be described as "dark".


Superstore is pretty funny. Lots of good jokes and good chemistry between the cast. Plus, it's only 20+ minutes per episode, so it's quite breezy.

Cobra Kai has to be one of the most effective sequels/spin-offs/whatever that I've seen recently. It manages to take the foundation of the original series and flip it upside down successfully. It manages to be both funny and touching, a bit introspective, while also tingling those nostalgic senses. If you were a fan of the Karate Kid films, you will like it. William Zabka really shines in it. It's also 20+ minutes, and only 10 episodes.

I used to be a huge fan of Leverage during its running. It's more action, but very light and with a good dosage of comedy/humor. The pace is fast, with an Ocean's Eleven vibe. The cast has a wonderful chemistry, even if none of them are really great actors. The cons are usually inventive and fun to see unfold, even if they sometimes are borderline absurd. I really enjoyed it.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is goofy and bonkers and delightful.

American Vandal is a fun parody of true crime docs. Season 1 is terrific and 2 drops on Friday.

Schitt’s Creek is real light and fluffy sitcomy stuff.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is super chill and quick.

I don’t even like wrestling but Glow is also real good.

All on Netflix.

Edit: The Good Place also has the first two seasons on Netflix and 3 hits network TV on September 27.


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Superstore is pretty funny. Lots of good jokes and good chemistry between the cast. Plus, it's only 20+ minutes per episode, so it's quite breezy.

Cobra Kai has to be one of the most effective sequels/spin-offs/whatever that I've seen recently. It manages to take the foundation of the original series and flip it upside down successfully. It manages to be both funny and touching, a bit introspective, while also tingling those nostalgic senses. If you were a fan of the Karate Kid films, you will like it. William Zabka really shines in it. It's also 20+ minutes, and only 10 episodes.

I used to be a huge fan of Leverage during its running. It's more action, but very light and with a good dosage of comedy/humor. The pace is fast, with an Ocean's Eleven vibe. The cast has a wonderful chemistry, even if none of them are really great actors. The cons are usually inventive and fun to see unfold, even if they sometimes are borderline absurd. I really enjoyed it.



Seen most of these, but I'll give GLOW and Cobra Kai a look. Thanks, guys!


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Wow. I'm still a little blown away from last night's episode of Lodge 49. I think I'm the only person here bothering to watch this but people should really try and check it out. It's an odd and understated little show and there is a bit of a shaggy dog story feel to it. But that's what makes it so charming. And then they do this reveal on a mysterious character that it's built up over the last few episodes and that character turns out to be played by
Bruce fucking Campbell!
That really blew my mind. I hope they're able to bring this back for another season.


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Wow. I'm still a little blown away from last night's episode of Lodge 49. I think I'm the only person here bothering to watch this but people should really try and check it out. It's an odd and understated little show and there is a bit of a shaggy dog story feel to it. But that's what makes it so charming. And then they do this reveal on a mysterious character that it's built up over the last few episodes and that character turns out to be played by
Bruce fucking Campbell!
That really blew my mind. I hope they're able to bring this back for another season.


I think I watched 5 minutes from the pilot cause it was tacked onto Better Call Saul, but ended up changing the channel. Not because it was bad, but just because I had other things to do. Maybe I'll give it a try.

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boojiboyhowdy wrote:
Wow. I'm still a little blown away from last night's episode of Lodge 49. I think I'm the only person here bothering to watch this but people should really try and check it out. It's an odd and understated little show and there is a bit of a shaggy dog story feel to it. But that's what makes it so charming. And then they do this reveal on a mysterious character that it's built up over the last few episodes and that character turns out to be played by
Bruce fucking Campbell!
That really blew my mind. I hope they're able to bring this back for another season.


I think I watched 5 minutes from the pilot cause it was tacked onto Better Call Saul, but ended up changing the channel. Not because it was bad, but just because I had other things to do. Maybe I'll give it a try.

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I think I watched 5 minutes from the pilot cause it was tacked onto Better Call Saul, but ended up changing the channel. Not because it was bad, but just because I had other things to do. Maybe I'll give it a try.
That's basically the exact same thing someone else said at another forum. It's probably not captivating enough to draw huge numbers which is a shame for the fewer people who are actually invested in it since it might not be back for a second season. But then something like Into the Badlands gets renewed so here's hoping.


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I just started the second season of American Vandal.

Much like the first season, it's this mixture of completely hilarious ("Then I realized . . . no one screams like that for candy"; "This poop was not wet and gooey. This was more of a poop dusting.") and completely heartbreaking. The subject of false confessions (and especially with young people) is pretty rough. I think that the series is kind of brilliant in the way that it frames such serious issues in the juvenile context of the "Turd Burglar", but still manages to work in real statistics such as the fact that of the people exonerated by DNA evidence in the last 20 years, 25% of them had confessed to their crime.


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I just started the second season of American Vandal.

Much like the first season, it's this mixture of completely hilarious ("Then I realized . . . no one screams like that for candy"; "This poop was not wet and gooey. This was more of a poop dusting.") and completely heartbreaking. The subject of false confessions (and especially with young people) is pretty rough. I think that the series is kind of brilliant in the way that it frames such serious issues in the juvenile context of the "Turd Burglar", but still manages to work in real statistics such as the fact that of the people exonerated by DNA evidence in the last 20 years, 25% of them had confessed to their crime.

All of this, plus I love how natural and realistic all the kids feel, especially in season 1. I love how even while investigating these serious allegations their immaturity still crops up.

“Could this all be because someone thinks poop is funny?”
“Poop IS funny.”


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All of this, plus I love how natural and realistic all the kids feel, especially in season 1. I love how even while investigating these serious allegations their immaturity still crops up.

“Could this all be because someone thinks poop is funny?”
“Poop IS funny.”


It does a pretty amazing job at nailing the way some teens talk. Like the kid who wants to sound smart ("They needed someone to blame. And I was the proverbial . . . . guy"), or the runaround way of telling a story ("Nobody knew it was poop, until someone yelled 'It's poop!'. Then we all knew.").

I'm already through the first two episodes and trying to pace myself--it's only got 8 episodes for the season.


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It does a pretty amazing job at nailing the way some teens talk. Like the kid who wants to sound smart ("They needed someone to blame. And I was the proverbial . . . . guy"), or the runaround way of telling a story ("Nobody knew it was poop, until someone yelled 'It's poop!'. Then we all knew.").

I'm already through the first two episodes and trying to pace myself--it's only got 8 episodes for the season.

I’d love to know what you think of the season as a whole when you finish it. I can see folks having varying opinions on some of the stuff.


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I’d love to know what you think of the season as a whole when you finish it. I can see folks having varying opinions on some of the stuff.


What about it did you not like or think might not be liked by some viewers?

Personally, I really appreciated that it hit on such a range of issues like bullying, code-switching, revenge porn, identity theft, the treatment of student athletes, etc.


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What about it did you not like or think might not be liked by some viewers?

Personally, I really appreciated that it hit on such a range of issues like bullying, code-switching, revenge porn, identity theft, the treatment of student athletes, etc.

Yeah it did a great job of addressing all those aspects. It’s surprising that more shows and movies don’t deal with that stuff despite it being a part of everyone’s lives.

I was thinking more of a pure storytelling level.
The kid catfishing the entire school and the lengths he went through to set up the vandalisms felt a little far-fetched and I could see the show losing some people’s suspension of disbelief.


Overall I thought the second season started a little slower but ramped up as it went and ended up being real solid. I think some of the acting was a little more spotty than S1 and nothing quite reached the compelling brilliance of the Nana Party episode but it’s definitely a worthy follow up season. And it had more to say than just being a parody of true crime docs.


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I'd been a little apprehensive about watching the new season of American Vandal, but ended up plowing through the whole thing in one sitting. While it wasn't quite as grounded as the first season, and almost pulled me out of it at the very beginning with how over the top the "brown out" was, it was amazingly written and ends up going a lot psychologically deeper than the first outing. The two main suspects for each season feel like painfully real people. While the first season was funnier due to the fresh idea and how plausibly juvenile the crime was, I'd say the second season was tighter and more meaningful with its conclusion. I also think the series benefitted from a shorter season.


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I'm in the middle of Season 2 of Fargo. I'm loving it so far, but I don't find myself as hooked as I was with Season 1. Regardless, I gotta say the cast is spectacular. I'm loving Bokeem Woodbine's character of Mike Milligan, but Brad Garrett and Jean Smart are killing it too.

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I'm up to episode 7 on both and alternating between Iron Fist season 2 and Lost In Space. As annoying as the rebooted Robinson's are and despite the "everything but the kitchen sink" approach to the never ending calamities the show throws at them, it's still a better show than IF. I mean holy crap, even with this season being shortened to 10 episodes, there's still soooooo many scenes with "quiet moments" filled with "heartfelt talks". The dinner party episode alone is enough to put anyone in a coma.


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Yeah it did a great job of addressing all those aspects. It’s surprising that more shows and movies don’t deal with that stuff despite it being a part of everyone’s lives.

I was thinking more of a pure storytelling level.
The kid catfishing the entire school and the lengths he went through to set up the vandalisms felt a little far-fetched and I could see the show losing some people’s suspension of disbelief.


Overall I thought the second season started a little slower but ramped up as it went and ended up being real solid. I think some of the acting was a little more spotty than S1 and nothing quite reached the compelling brilliance of the Nana Party episode but it’s definitely a worthy follow up season. And it had more to say than just being a parody of true crime docs.


I understand what you mean about the
catfishing being slightly more improbable, but it is something that happens to people. I think that it pulled on things that happen to real people, particularly that college football player (or was he NFL) who got catfished by someone pretending to be a woman who then was sick and needed money or something? I also just watched a pretty rough YouTube video by a young woman who got hooked into an abusive relationship online when she was like 14 years old, following exactly the pattern seen on the TV show--compliments and bonding, followed by threats and abuse.


Much like the first season, I found the last two episodes of the show to be incredibly moving and a really well accomplished shift from comedy to drama. The heartfelt conversations in the last episode especially were really well done. I liked that the film ultimately didn't villainize the popular kids or the outsiders and it was a sympathetic look at how vulnerable young people can be

I actually felt like the villain was realistic in the sense that
he got a taste of power from manipulating and embarrassing Kevin, and then that turned into seeing who else he could manipulate. The show makes a point of saying that he tries to contact a ton of people, only a handful even respond, and of those only 5 are people he's able to con--and that includes Drew, who is the one who stands up to him and won't do one of the pranks.


I also liked what the film had to say about point of view--kids who viewed themselves as outsiders were seen as being "popular" or part of the in-crowd by others. I think it's a sad but true commentary on what it's like to be a teenager that even the kids who have it good still feel a degree of isolation.


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Pardon the pun, but NBC's The Good Place is so good. It's probably a completely inaccurate statement to make, but it's the new Lost and it might end up being better.
Season 3 premiered last Thursday and the first 2 seasons are on Netflix.

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Pardon the pun, but NBC's The Good Place is so good.


The Good Place is what got me down off the ledge after watching parts of the Kavanaugh hearing. It's like a hug in TV show form.


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I'm up to episode 7 on both and alternating between Iron Fist season 2 and Lost In Space. As annoying as the rebooted Robinson's are and despite the "everything but the kitchen sink" approach to the never ending calamities the show throws at them, it's still a better show than IF. I mean holy crap, even with this season being shortened to 10 episodes, there's still soooooo many scenes with "quiet moments" filled with "heartfelt talks". The dinner party episode alone is enough to put anyone in a coma.

I just got around to Season 2 of Jessica Jones, and it was fine I guess but I was way more interested in Trish Walker's story than in Jessica's. And I used to buy a lot of Defenders comics when I was a kid (back when Hulk was a member), so
I got a bit of a thrill at the Hellcat tease at the end.

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Just watched the first episode of Spaced, a show I haven't seen in ages.

So good. This is the kind of show I need sometimes--weird but generally optimistic and funny.


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Yes the Good Place is so good.


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Finally watched the last episode of Adventure Time, which left me in a vulnerable state for the rest of the day. I've followed the show since the pilot/short came out while I was in college, and it was a show that friends and I bonded over together in our shared living situation with five of us crammed into one house. We threw an Adventure Time themed party at the house, dressed up for Mardi Gras one year, and I went with a pal as Lemongrabs for Halloween once. It felt, on the one hand, like the show corrected for a discrepancy in my childhood, filling a place that no show from that time in my life filled; on the other hand, it kept something childlike alive among my friends as we moved into adulthood. It hearkened back to the spirit and style of my favorite cartooning era (early animation, especially the Fleischer cartoons), it brought an emotional intelligence to television rarely seen in adult programming much less kid shows, and its sheer imagination, world-building, and comedic sensibility were inspiring. In the hours after watching the finale, it seemed like a phase of my life had distinctly come to an end, although the very nature of the episode (about time passing and what endures and how shared experiences will have always happened) suffused that with a bittersweet optimism, a sense of moving forward and looking ahead to new (and unknown) adventures.

tl;dr this children's cartoon really did a number on me

The show took a dip in quality after Pendleton Ward stepped down as showrunner, and I stopped watching for a few years after the sixth season, partly due to the first few episodes of the 7th season hitting a nadir. I finally sat back down when I heard the show was going to be wrapping up soon, and I'm glad I did. I'm very ambivalent about the narrative excesses of these later seasons -- most of the new storylines and characters like Fern and the Gumballs and Golb felt perfunctory and couldn't bear the emotional weight the creators wanted them to -- but there was still a lot of good material, especially the Stakes and Islands narrative arcs (the late seasons were best when they honed in on long-established characters and further developed their backstories). And while the ending was a clusterfuck as far as plot goes, it had a wonderful emotional clarity and the brilliant (and remarkably detailed) framing device really helped stick the landing. I'll miss the show, but I'm indebted to it, and someday I look forward to revisiting the first five seasons, which I haven't watched in years now.

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The Adventure Time party. I'm in the back near the stove, where I spent about half the party makin' bacon pancakes.

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Low rent Lemongrabs for Halloween. Lots of screeching happened. Also some girl made out with me that night. Not sure what that says about her (or me for that matter).

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Me and the crew doing Adventure Time costumes for Mardi Gras. We took lots of pictures with kids that day.

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"Come Along With Me" is indeed a spectacular season finale. I will admit to shedding tears, especially during B-MO's song.
Here's a really good video essay about the finale that made me appreciate it even more:


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Solid stuff. Gets at the essence of some of the show. Is her other stuff worth watching?

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Solid stuff. Gets at the essence of some of the show. Is her other stuff worth watching?
I've only watched that one, the Lost Highway video and the Paprika video. The other two aren't as solid as the Adventure Time one, but they're still worth your time.

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Speaking of video essays about TV shows, this guy's channel has become one of my favorite things on YouTube:




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Finished up the Netflix Lost In Space reboot. It's actually not all that bad. The characters need some smoothing out though. Maybe they'll settle down and behave like they actually know each other instead of a writer's idea of a "troubled" family. The special effects are pretty good and the series does a good job of setting up major plot points. There are no "eye rolling" moments. Parker Posey makes for a pretty good Dr. Smith. The season ending cliffhanger was also skillfully pulled off.

8/10


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Finished up the Netflix Lost In Space reboot. It's actually not all that bad. The characters need some smoothing out though. Maybe they'll settle down and behave like they actually know each other instead of a writer's idea of a "troubled" family. The special effects are pretty good and the series does a good job of setting up major plot points. There are no "eye rolling" moments. Parker Posey makes for a pretty good Dr. Smith. The season ending cliffhanger was also skillfully pulled off.

8/10

Yeah i didn’t mind the show so much either. Some folks really aren’t liking it though.


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Yeah i didn’t mind the show so much either. Some folks really aren’t liking it though.
I hope it's more misguided nostalgia for the 60's show than any real beef with the execution of this new one. Because a side-by-side comparison is ludicrous. The old one was ridiculous. But then I also think there's only so much mileage you can squeeze out of campy.


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I just finished The Defenders.

Wow, The Hand was disappointing in the end. Just three midbosses with a handful of lackies. And a tunnel of dragon bones was holding up the city. Fuck you.


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I've caught up with and gotten behind on Adventure Time on numerous occasions. I'm only up to the "Stakes" miniseries, so I still have plenty to watch.

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I'm liking this Bojack Horseman character. Like a lot...


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My older brother recently asked my opinion about watching either The Handmaid's Tale or The Man in the High Castle. I obviously went with the former, which I think it's pretty good. Still, I was curious about the latter, which I gave up on during Season 1. Anyone still watching it? Did it get better?

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New season of The Walking Dead premiered last night. New showrunner and new opening credits. The first few minutes looked promising enough with the group in
Washington D.C. Turns out they're looking for.. seeds? (because the garbage dump chick is now with the group) But then for some goofy ass reason they decide to bring down this old timey Conestoga wagon looking thing but of course they have to roll it over a glass floor with zombies in the room underneath. They're asking us to believe that, in all of what's left of civilization, they couldn't have found or jury rigged a suitable modern wagon of some kind? Anyway it's equal parts eye rollingly ludicrous and lazy ass writing. In other words, the usual. And of course someone has to fall through. Christ, this show is infuriating right out of the gate this season. Then they kill off this kid I don't remember ever seeing. The peripheral characters in this show make the Star Trek redshirts look like fully fleshed out regulars. That of course sets up a silly subplot involving Gregory back at Hilltop and the kid's parents. One of whom is played by former 90's sitcom star Brett Butler.
TL;DR: New season, same old bullshit.


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New season of The Walking Dead premiered last night. New showrunner and new opening credits. The first few minutes looked promising enough with the group in
Washington D.C. Turns out they're looking for.. seeds? (because the garbage dump chick is now with the group) But then for some goofy ass reason they decide to bring down this old timey Conestoga wagon looking thing but of course they have to roll it over a glass floor with zombies in the room underneath. They're asking us to believe that, in all of what's left of civilization, they couldn't have found or jury rigged a suitable modern wagon of some kind? Anyway it's equal parts eye rollingly ludicrous and lazy ass writing. In other words, the usual. And of course someone has to fall through. Christ, this show is infuriating right out of the gate this season. Then they kill off this kid I don't remember ever seeing. The peripheral characters in this show make the Star Trek redshirts look like fully fleshed out regulars. That of course sets up a silly subplot involving Gregory back at Hilltop and the kid's parents. One of whom is played by former 90's sitcom star Brett Butler.
TLDR: New season, same old bullshit.

Yes what you mention in the spoilers is the dumbest thing I’ve seen on TWD since they lowered Glenn into the zombiie well in season 2. It was a mind-bogglingly stupid premiere.


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Yes what you mention in the spoilers is the dumbest thing I’ve seen on TWD since they lowered Glenn into the zombie well in season 2. It was a mind-boggingly stupid premiere.
The wagon was a head scratcher but they never explained what the fuck they were planning to do with that
sketchy looking canoe. It was so shallow that it looked like it would capsize if you sneezed on it. They wouldn't have needed the freaking wagon if it wasn't for that stupid canoe. And as for the plow, they sort of addressed it by saying they could use the design to make other plows. They couldn't come up with a design on their own? What about Know-It-All Eugene? He couldn't whip up the specs for a bare-bones plow in a few seconds? "Look around you. Can you form some sort of rudimentary lathe?" :D


Fuck it. It takes more energy to run down the list of blunders than this show is worth.


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I'm liking this Bojack Horseman character. Like a lot...

Might legitimately be my favorite show on TV right now. I guess Better Call Saul and The Deuce are close.

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Re: The Walking Dead

The show is shit, and has been for two, or maybe more seasons. I keep asking myself why I've lasted this long, and I guess the morbid curiosity will eventually get me to start this new season, but as of now, I have no interest in going back to it. Your comments here are reassuring of that.

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The wagon was a head scratcher but they never explained what the fuck they were planning to do with that
sketchy looking canoe. It was so shallow that it looked like it would capsize if you sneezed on it. They wouldn't have needed the freaking wagon if it wasn't for that stupid canoe. And as for the plow, they sort of addressed it by saying they could use the design to make other plows. They couldn't come up with a design on their own? What about Know-It-All Eugene? He couldn't whip up the specs for a bare-bones plow in a few seconds? "Look around you. Can you form some sort of rudimentary lathe?" :D


Fuck it. It takes more energy to run down the list of blunders than this show is worth.

Not only that but
they needed that exact plow? There’s no other plows anywhere else? They spent an entire season on a farm.


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they needed that exact plow? There’s no other plows anywhere else? They spent an entire season on a farm.
Okay, one last observation about that particular plot detail.
And then after all the BS with that winsome, singular plow it ends up getting broken into pieces because their Donner party manner of conveyance gets stuck in a shallow mudhole. I don't know what point they're trying to get across. That the gradual breakdown of the post apocalyptic infrastructure will eventually do the last survivors in? Are they laying out how they're gradually being painted into a corner? I don't know but what I mainly take away from it is that these people just aren't that fucking bright. I swear, sometimes it's like the show is actively trolling the viewers.


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The show is shit, and has been for two, or maybe more seasons. I keep asking myself why I've lasted this long, and I guess the morbid curiosity will eventually get me to start this new season, but as of now, I have no interest in going back to it. Your comments here are reassuring of that.
At this point I'm basically grudge watching it. I've invested eight fucking years in this show and I'll be goddamned if it's going to beat me. We're basically locked in a room and giving each other the stink eye.


Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:14 am
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Sunk Cost fallacy for TWD. It's time to move on.


Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:06 am
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I'm a few episodes into the second season of Big Mouth. I cannot speak to the accuracy of the male adolescent experience, but the stuff with the female characters is SO spot on. The Korean spa. The birth control debates.


Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:44 am
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Oh the male stuff is spot on. Getting angry at random times. Being worried about growing and all that other shit. Although the show goes a bit extreme lol.


Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:29 am
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Latest binges...

Bates Motel (Season 1) 9/10
Feud 7/10
Fringe (Season 1) 7/10
The Following (Season 1) 7/10


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Rumpled wrote:
Latest binges...

Bates Motel (Season 1) 9/10
Feud 7/10
Fringe (Season 1) 7/10
The Following (Season 1) 7/10


Glad you enjoyed Bates Motel. For me, it started a bit shaky, until Season 2 or 3 where I felt things really clicked. It just got better after that. If anything, it's worth it just for Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga's performances.

Fringe, I was hooked from Season 1, and I felt it peaked around Season 3. But then it hit a point of absurdity that felt like the writers had written themselves into a corner. I suppose that the constant threat of cancellation didn't help. The last season wasn't very good, but I think I can say it was always fun. Plus, the whole cast had great chemistry.

The Following had an interesting premise, but quickly devolved. By Season 2, it reeked of tediousness and the last season was pretty bad. I think the writers had some interesting ideas, but overall, it was kinda cheap.

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Yes! AMC renewed Lodge 49 for a second season. I found all the episodes online but I still went back and rewatched it weekly. The showrunners have said that since the show's underlying thread is alchemy they have four seasons planned for the four elements. Season one had to do with water and season two will be fire. The ratings are low so it might not make it all the way through but I'm still happy it's coming back next year. Makes me want to catch Overlord all the more.

https://deadline.com/2018/10/lodge-49-renewed-season-2-amc-paul-giamatti-jim-gavin-1202476063/#comment-list-wrapper


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Ace wrote:
Sunk Cost fallacy for TWD. It's time to move on.


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Finally finished up season 2 of Iron Fist. I had trouble getting through it and left the last two episodes unfinished for almost three weeks. But then they turned out to be more eventful than any of the previous eight and the last few minutes of the finale actually makes you sit up, take notice and want to tune in to season 3. Given the first two seasons I know that increases the chances that it's more of a bait and switch than anything but damned if it wasn't intriguing.


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