Username [Register?]: | Password [Lost Password?]: Save Password?
Bottom of Page
INTL v5.0 > Discussion Forums > The "Song A Day" Thread Forum > Your Favorite Seasons of Television > Viewing Thread
Also Here: 1 guest. Moderated by: D
Page: [ 1 2 3 ] [ Thread Views: 2131 | Total Posts: 57 ]
Rate This Thread: Reply to Thread | Create New Thread | Create New Poll | Convert To Poll | Subscribe To Thread
ice wolverine
Global Moderator

Gay Turtle and Ass

Ballkicks: (+1762 / -130)
Posts: 15842 (2.644)
Reg. Date: Mar 2002
Location: California
Gender: Male
Reply 25 of 57 (Originally posted on: 09-11-16 10:37:45 AM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

I feel you. I also think that there is a real elegance in making a self-contained movie that isn't overly long. The stories are tighter and more satisfying. However I would say a few things to that:

a) many movies have long since lost this elegance. A lot of movies are far too long, and the tendency seems to be toward longer movies.

b) The Wire is not trying to accomplish this. In its (absurd and frankly, off-putting) breadth, it tells a story that could never be told in 2 hours or 3 hours or 10 hours. It's trying to paint a picture of a living world, a like, indifferent world, where people live and die and are individually quite irrelevant to the forces that govern their existence (i.e. the actual world). It does this in a methodical way by introducing characters only to kill them and spending time to build something up, only to have it fall apart. But I think the degree of realism here is what sets it apart from other epic stories; the head writer worked for a decade in a Baltimore newsroom before he wrote this show. It's not trying to make a tight, satisfying story, because reality is neither tight nor satisfying.

Anyway I wandered a bit here because I got kinda drunk in the park earlier but I think I made my point about the wire
D
Champagne Roomies

POUR MILK DOWN MY THROAT WHILE I LOB THIS GRENADE

Ballkicks: (+1935 / -91)
Posts: 18367 (3.064)
Reg. Date: Mar 2002
Location:
Gender: Male
Reply 26 of 57 (Originally posted on: 09-11-16 11:02:52 AM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

It seems like quality of film is shifting from movies to TV. Movies seem to be getting crappier, TV shows seem to be getting better.
balls
luke

did u guys c barista george n creepy spider lady w/ nickelback

Ballkicks: (+7 / -0)
Posts: 85 (0.12)
Reg. Date: Sep 2016
Location:
Gender: Unspecified
Reply 27 of 57 (Originally posted on: 09-11-16 06:29:02 PM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

yah point made about the wire but that still doesn't make me want to watch it
Run Silent Run Drapes
Administrator
Eiffle Towers: 6969

someone bitter is after my ass

Ballkicks: (+561 / -30)
Posts: 4315 (0.854)
Reg. Date: Oct 2004
Location:
Gender: Male
Reply 28 of 57 (Originally posted on: 09-12-16 06:48:48 AM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

I actually feel similarly to luke except I just realize I have ADD and can't watch one hour dramas anymore because I start to get really antsy. That's why I just watch Adventure Time.
luke

did u guys c barista george n creepy spider lady w/ nickelback

Ballkicks: (+7 / -0)
Posts: 85 (0.12)
Reg. Date: Sep 2016
Location:
Gender: Unspecified
Reply 29 of 57 (Originally posted on: 09-12-16 05:13:51 PM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

you are owning your A.D.D.
Run Silent Run Drapes
Administrator
Eiffle Towers: 6969

someone bitter is after my ass

Ballkicks: (+561 / -30)
Posts: 4315 (0.854)
Reg. Date: Oct 2004
Location:
Gender: Male
Reply 30 of 57 (Originally posted on: 09-12-16 06:57:30 PM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

I'm also fat
ice wolverine
Global Moderator

Gay Turtle and Ass

Ballkicks: (+1762 / -130)
Posts: 15842 (2.644)
Reg. Date: Mar 2002
Location: California
Gender: Male
Reply 31 of 57 (Originally posted on: 09-13-16 05:52:31 AM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

If you smoke weed does it make your ADD better or worse?
Run Silent Run Drapes
Administrator
Eiffle Towers: 6969

someone bitter is after my ass

Ballkicks: (+561 / -30)
Posts: 4315 (0.854)
Reg. Date: Oct 2004
Location:
Gender: Male
Reply 32 of 57 (Originally posted on: 09-13-16 09:03:55 AM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

I never try to concentrate on anything when I smoke. It does make me a huge sarcastic asshole irl though. It's like I'm mister funny rs guy irl and tbqh that shit don't really fly outside of RS
ice wolverine
Global Moderator

Gay Turtle and Ass

Ballkicks: (+1762 / -130)
Posts: 15842 (2.644)
Reg. Date: Mar 2002
Location: California
Gender: Male
Reply 33 of 57 (Originally posted on: 09-13-16 12:31:42 PM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

yea i get that and pretty much do it anyway
allfascistsdeservedeath

Ballkicks: (+0 / -0)
Posts: 9 (0.013)
Reg. Date: Sep 2016
Location:
Gender: Unspecified
Reply 34 of 57 (Originally posted on: 09-13-16 09:44:49 PM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

Quoted from Muzta:
Stranger Things
everybody watch this immediately


This is the best thing on "TV" in recent memory. Watch it.

And remember to ignore all advertisements and that advertisers only deserve death.
D
Champagne Roomies

POUR MILK DOWN MY THROAT WHILE I LOB THIS GRENADE

Ballkicks: (+1935 / -91)
Posts: 18367 (3.064)
Reg. Date: Mar 2002
Location:
Gender: Male
Reply 35 of 57 (Originally posted on: 11-08-16 09:44:44 AM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

I watched the first episode of Stranger Things. Seems good, i'll probably watch the rest but not for another month or two. I'll check back.

Also watched the first 2 eps of Narcos which seems good.
balls
Run Silent Run Drapes
Administrator
Eiffle Towers: 6969

someone bitter is after my ass

Ballkicks: (+561 / -30)
Posts: 4315 (0.854)
Reg. Date: Oct 2004
Location:
Gender: Male
Reply 36 of 57 (Originally posted on: 11-09-16 08:58:22 AM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

Everyone keeps telling me to watch and eventually I will but see, there's this new reality tv show coming in January that I'm going to be busy watching...
Run Silent Run Drapes
Administrator
Eiffle Towers: 6969

someone bitter is after my ass

Ballkicks: (+561 / -30)
Posts: 4315 (0.854)
Reg. Date: Oct 2004
Location:
Gender: Male
Reply 37 of 57 (Originally posted on: 11-09-16 08:58:48 AM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

It's going to have a four or maybe, with a little luck, 8 year run
luke

did u guys c barista george n creepy spider lady w/ nickelback

Ballkicks: (+7 / -0)
Posts: 85 (0.12)
Reg. Date: Sep 2016
Location:
Gender: Unspecified
Reply 38 of 57 (Originally posted on: 11-19-16 04:51:13 AM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

stranger things was OK, vastly overrated

people overlooked its narrative/structural deficiencies because of the nostalgia basically
Muzta
Lord of the Dance
Negative Association was the name of my hot tub

Ballkicks: (+140 / -19)
Posts: 1993 (0.333)
Reg. Date: Apr 2002
Location: New Hampshire
Gender: Male
Reply 39 of 57 (Originally posted on: 11-19-16 12:50:38 PM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

Quoted from luke:
stranger things was OK, vastly overrated

people overlooked its narrative/structural deficiencies because of the nostalgia basically


I will literally* fight you over this. The biggest issue I had with it was the main character sucker punching his way through everything. but I just made me laugh so hard every time I'm giving it a pass.




*figuratively
luke

did u guys c barista george n creepy spider lady w/ nickelback

Ballkicks: (+7 / -0)
Posts: 85 (0.12)
Reg. Date: Sep 2016
Location:
Gender: Unspecified
Reply 40 of 57 (Originally posted on: 11-21-16 07:20:58 AM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

i give it a pass too, it was a heartening but ultimately disappointing experience
Snowy
INTL Premium Member

i always try to make a statement with my fashion...thats why today i wore a crop top with a pic of richard nixon captioned: growl at sweat

Ballkicks: (+899 / -313)
Posts: 5399 (1.096)
Reg. Date: Feb 2005
Location: Antipodes
Gender: Female
Reply 41 of 57 (Originally posted on: 11-21-16 10:20:44 PM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

ATLANTA is really good so far.

more of that!
ice wolverine
Global Moderator

Gay Turtle and Ass

Ballkicks: (+1762 / -130)
Posts: 15842 (2.644)
Reg. Date: Mar 2002
Location: California
Gender: Male
Reply 42 of 57 (Originally posted on: 11-22-16 08:31:48 AM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

yeah atlanta was great, hope we get another season. Finale didn't really feel like a finale though
Snowy
INTL Premium Member

i always try to make a statement with my fashion...thats why today i wore a crop top with a pic of richard nixon captioned: growl at sweat

Ballkicks: (+899 / -313)
Posts: 5399 (1.096)
Reg. Date: Feb 2005
Location: Antipodes
Gender: Female
Reply 43 of 57 (Originally posted on: 11-22-16 09:45:06 PM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

maybe that's a good sign. see the lead actor is now cast in the star wars prequel as lando calrissian big grin

more of that!
D
Champagne Roomies

POUR MILK DOWN MY THROAT WHILE I LOB THIS GRENADE

Ballkicks: (+1935 / -91)
Posts: 18367 (3.064)
Reg. Date: Mar 2002
Location:
Gender: Male
Reply 44 of 57 (Originally posted on: 11-23-16 09:50:31 AM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

Donald Glover? I have his face on a mug.

balls
ice wolverine
Global Moderator

Gay Turtle and Ass

Ballkicks: (+1762 / -130)
Posts: 15842 (2.644)
Reg. Date: Mar 2002
Location: California
Gender: Male
Reply 45 of 57 (Originally posted on: 11-23-16 02:22:34 PM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

Quoted from Snowy:
maybe that's a good sign. see the lead actor is now cast in the star wars prequel as lando calrissian big grin
the lead actor
ice wolverine
Global Moderator

Gay Turtle and Ass

Ballkicks: (+1762 / -130)
Posts: 15842 (2.644)
Reg. Date: Mar 2002
Location: California
Gender: Male
Reply 46 of 57 (Originally posted on: 11-23-16 02:24:10 PM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

did u guys know the lead actor of Louie is actually a really good standup comedian as well
C
Administrator

Level 90 Ginger

Ballkicks: (+723 / -204)
Posts: 6638 (1.126)
Reg. Date: Jun 2002
Location: Missouri
Gender: Male
Reply 47 of 57 (Originally posted on: 11-23-16 03:56:14 PM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

Quoted from ice wolverine:
did u guys know the lead actor of Louie is actually a really good standup comedian as well


...eh I don't see it.
"Remember, Jesus would rather constantly shame the gays than let orphans have families."
C
Administrator

Level 90 Ginger

Ballkicks: (+723 / -204)
Posts: 6638 (1.126)
Reg. Date: Jun 2002
Location: Missouri
Gender: Male
Reply 48 of 57 (Originally posted on: 11-23-16 03:56:55 PM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

Everyone says that I'm basically a young Louis CK, which is probably kind of racist, but probably also because I'm kind of an asshole.


He was hilarious when I saw him a couple months ago. Opened up with suicide jokes, then he got dark.
"Remember, Jesus would rather constantly shame the gays than let orphans have families."
Snowy
INTL Premium Member

i always try to make a statement with my fashion...thats why today i wore a crop top with a pic of richard nixon captioned: growl at sweat

Ballkicks: (+899 / -313)
Posts: 5399 (1.096)
Reg. Date: Feb 2005
Location: Antipodes
Gender: Female
Reply 49 of 57 (Originally posted on: 12-08-16 05:36:02 PM)
Edit Post | Edit History | Send PM | Change Title | Reply w/Quote | Report Post | Ignore | Show All Posts

TNG series one was pretty boss.

more of that!
Quick Reply
Page: [ 1 2 3 ] Reply to Thread | Create New Thread | Create New Poll | Convert To Poll | Subscribe To Thread
[ Thread Views: 2131 | Total Posts: 57 ]