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  • #16
    Re: TV, or not TV, that is the question

    Originally posted by SteveP View Post
    We couldn't get into it. Much prefer Luther for dark crime drama.
    I like Gillian Anderson, and IIRC she has a very good reputation for acting in the theater aspect of things. Doubt I'll marathon this series, prob just do an ep a night or something...very detailed and complex for a true "marathoning."
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    • #17
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      Daily Show with a great ending as Springsteen plays him out. All the old correspondents came back, even Cenac.

      I don't know what Noah's Daily Show will look like, but I hope people give it a chance.

      For the next month Larry Wilmore will be sole bearer of the Comedy Central late night torch. That's strange to think about.
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      • #18
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        Larry Wilmore is not good. Maybe it's his format but I can't stand him.
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        • #19
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          Didn't realize S1 of The Fall was so short. I agree it ended oddly, but that first ep of S2 was....wow. Creep factor amplified.
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          • #20
            Re: TV, or not TV, that is the question

            Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
            Larry Wilmore is not good. Maybe it's his format but I can't stand him.
            The bits on Wilmore are terrible -- it's interesting to flip back and forth to TDS and watch the difference. Part of the reason is Wilmore's staff is frankly way less talented. I wonder if some of the TDS staff will move over now. He needs it.

            When Wilmore is talking about something he's passionate about, he's great. He's GREAT on race -- he's really the only person who can pull off the intolerable idiocy that blacks have to face and still be weirdly appealing. He's like what Aasif Mandvi was able to do during the height of all the anti-Brown stupidity.

            When Wilmore is not engaged he's just mailing it in. No worse than, say, Letterman's last 15 years. But really with Stewart, Colbert, and Oliver the bar is now insanely high. This is actually the golden age of political parody, maybe because the bad guys are so SMFH awful.
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            • #21
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              Watched the final Daily Show with my mom (who's in town) who started watching it over 10 years ago after seeing it while visiting us back in the day.

              Over time, she was a more avid viewer of TDS and Colbert than me.


              Nice for it to come full circle tonight.


              Wilmore sucks. Unwatchable.

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              • #22
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                Oliver might be better than Stewart frankly. But again, it might be due to the format. I generally watched 100% of TDS's first segment, 25% of the second segment, and 50% of the interviews.

                LWT is basically a 30-minute, uncensored version of the first segment. It's brilliant.
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                • #23
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                  Wilmore has his moments. The question is will he last enough to figure it all out. John Oliver is awesome, I love his new show. I hope Trevor gets a chance and works out, it's an important show.

                  Colbert's farewell to John with the Lord of the Rings references were pure gold. And his heartfelt Thank You was strictly awesome.
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                  • #24
                    Re: TV, or not TV, that is the question

                    Originally posted by Brenthoven View Post
                    Didn't realize S1 of The Fall was so short. I agree it ended oddly, but that first ep of S2 was....wow. Creep factor amplified.
                    I knew it was short, but I was thinking there was one more episode. I think it is actually 7 episodes, and I was expecting 8. Haven't started season 2 yet, maybe this weekend.
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                    • #25
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                      I think the panel format Wilmore has for the second segment could work if he did it for the entire show, but it's too cramped for time now so everyone just tries to throw in punch lines instead of decent discussion.

                      Also, was it just me or did Sam Bee seem like she didn't want to be there? Maybe she was just trying to fight back emotion again since she cried so much at her last appearance, but during the big group hug she just sort of walked up and stood awkwardly to the side.
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                      • #26
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                        Good last episode, but Colbert's may rank as the all-time best last episode ever.

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                        • #27
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                          Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                          Also, was it just me or did Sam Bee seem like she didn't want to be there? Maybe she was just trying to fight back emotion again since she cried so much at her last appearance, but during the big group hug she just sort of walked up and stood awkwardly to the side.
                          I read that there is a lot of good bye footage that never made it onto the broadcast, and some stuff that was done in front of the studio audience that they refused to record so people could say or do what they please so it could be semi private. The all means that we don't know the entirety of events from yesterday, so she may have spent herself in all of the off-air moments.
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                          • #28
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                            Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
                            I knew it was short, but I was thinking there was one more episode. I think it is actually 7 episodes, and I was expecting 8. Haven't started season 2 yet, maybe this weekend.
                            I was expecting 8 eps, too. Not really a spoiler, but in the beginning of S2...the train ride. *shudder*

                            Ep2, S2...the game has been upped.
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                            • #29
                              Re: TV, or not TV, that is the question

                              The Fall:

                              S2, Ep3:

                              Dude. DUDE. Approaching Hannibal level of mental games.
                              Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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                              • #30
                                Re: TV, or not TV, that is the question

                                The Fall:

                                Finished S2. Solid ending, no spoiler as part of this is obvious: the final showdown between the investigator and suspect is quite awesome. You knew there was going to be a showdown, it was a matter of how they approached "the game." It was done right. Looking forward to S3.
                                Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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