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

    Originally posted by Handyman View Post
    He has been on a couple times...good stuff
    I know, but this might be my favorite appearance of his. He's done well at goading Sheldon, but this time he showed that he's good at being the subject of the joke, too.
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      I"m with Kepler on this. The middle 4 episodes ranged from passable to fantastic. The last X-Files episode was horrid. It was like one of the bad over the top Doctor Who episodes where "OMG! The whole world is in trouble! THE WHOLE WORLD!" That's not the X-Files I know and love. The scenes between Mulder and the Smoking Man were fun. But that was about it. Scully running around a lab with Red Head Number 2 was meh. They never improved Reyes' character and Joel McHale has been in better roles. The ending was silly.

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      "They could maybe hire another officer to catch the illegal immigrant drug dealers breast feeding at Dunkin' Donuts or whatever it is! Thank you!"
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      • Re: TV, or not TV, that is the question

        Originally posted by Jon View Post
        I"m with Kepler on this. The middle 4 episodes ranged from passable to fantastic. The last X-Files episode was horrid. It was like one of the bad over the top Doctor Who episodes where "OMG! The whole world is in trouble! THE WHOLE WORLD!" That's not the X-Files I know and love. The scenes between Mulder and the Smoking Man were fun. But that was about it. Scully running around a lab with Red Head Number 2 was meh. They never improved Reyes' character and Joel McHale has been in better roles. The ending was silly.
        The redonkulous running around with IVs and no one jacking Scully for them, telling the rioter to STOP (and he does!), and somehow being the only vehicle to be able to drive blocks with somewhat ease...
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        • Re: TV, or not TV, that is the question

          Originally posted by Brenthoven View Post
          telling the rioter to STOP (and he does!)
          I'm going to suspend disbelief and pretend they were mocking themselves, because otherwise I could never look as Chris Carter again.
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            This weekend I finished up Season 3 of The Wire. From what I've heard, this is supposed to be the peak of the series, and from what I've seen so far, season 3 was definitely the best. I really enjoyed (well, as much as you can enjoy The Wire, it isn't exactly uplifting) the way it was setup, the many plot points that were weaved together. I thought season 2 was a bit disjointed, leaving what I think of as the main story arc, but it all came together in season 3 again. I don't want to go into details, even though the series has been done for several years now, since I know of a few posters that are planning on watching it at some point.

            In the grand pantheon of TV seasons, while The Wire Season 3 is very good, maybe in my top 10, it doesn't surpass at least 2 seasons of BB, probably 2-3 seasons of Game of Thrones, season 1 of True Detective, or either season of Fargo, in my rankings, and those are just in the last 4-5 years. Granted, I think the level of quality in dramatic TV has been elevated so much in the last 5 years, that I doubt there would be many old series that deserve to be higher than these new series.
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            • Re: TV, or not TV, that is the question

              Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
              In the grand pantheon of TV seasons, while The Wire Season 3 is very good, maybe in my top 10, it doesn't surpass at least 2 seasons of BB, probably 2-3 seasons of Game of Thrones, season 1 of True Detective, or either season of Fargo, in my rankings, and those are just in the last 4-5 years. Granted, I think the level of quality in dramatic TV has been elevated so much in the last 5 years, that I doubt there would be many old series that deserve to be higher than these new series.
              Season 5 in GoT was a masterpiece. I can't wait to start rewatching the series in prep for the new season.

              Among other series:
              True Detective S1
              Futurama S4
              GoT S4 (though all of them could probably be up here)
              HoC S1
              Fargo S2 (haven't seen S1)
              The Bridge S1
              Probably one or two of The Sopranos seasons.
              The Shield as an entire package. S2 was pretty amazing.
              House S3 & S4
              Lost S2
              Mr. Robot S1
              Dexter S4

              I didn't list BB since I haven't seen the whole thing yet.

              I'm sure I'm missing some
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              • Re: TV, or not TV, that is the question

                Vinyl episode 3 was great. The music is fantastic, and I love the interactions between the three shareholders.
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                • Re: TV, or not TV, that is the question

                  Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                  Vinyl episode 3 was great. The music is fantastic, and I love the interactions between the three shareholders.
                  The Alice Cooper guillotine scene was hysterical.

                  And it's the geek in me, but I loved the shot of Richie's Nakamichi cassette deck dominating the screen. Best cassette decks ever made.
                  What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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

                    Originally posted by rufus View Post
                    And it's the geek in me, but I loved the shot of Richie's Nakamichi cassette deck dominating the screen. Best cassette decks ever made.
                    I'll bet half the inside jokes are going over my head. Every once in a while I get a real subtle nod re: the music and think, "holy crap, this thing is working on about 5 levels at once." But there are whole sets of references, like the tech stuff, that I'm just going to flat out miss. It would be great to watch with an audiophile.
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                      I don't know that it's an inside joke, as just some appropriate period piece set design. A top record honcho who loves music as much as Richie does would probably have a great sound system at home, and Naks were the best cassette decks around at the time. Nothing else even came close, maybe Teac, Revox or Tandberg, but none of the mainstream audio makers could touch them.

                      But then, I'm a huge Nakamichi fan, and own two of them. It's sad that the company now is just a shadow of its former self, churning out mid-level quality consumables just like any other electronics manufacturer, instead of high quality audiophile stuff.
                      What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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

                        This is a Nakamichi CR-7A, from the late 80's. My main deck was the next one down in the line, the CR-5A. But this clip shows the guy making an audio recording, and switching between the sound coming from the source(cd player) and the sound that's being laid down on the tape. Practically identical, at least you can't detect any difference by just your ears.

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--7y3G5as0Q
                        What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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

                          Better Call Saul:

                          Great episode. Nice foreshadowing about cliffhangers, too! Methinks big turning points in the next ep.
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                            So I watched the first episode of Better Call Saul...I realize this was the pilot and all but jesus it moved slow. I know some people love shows like that where each episode goes on and on and is like a corner piece in a large puzzle but honestly I ****ed near fell asleep until the end.

                            And I know someone will say "just wait it gets better as it goes on" but people said that about Mr. Robot and I wanted to throw my tv out the window when I finished season 1 of that.
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                            • Re: TV, or not TV, that is the question

                              Originally posted by Handyman View Post
                              So I watched the first episode of Better Call Saul...I realize this was the pilot and all but jesus it moved slow. I know some people love shows like that where each episode goes on and on and is like a corner piece in a large puzzle but honestly I ****ed near fell asleep until the end.

                              And I know someone will say "just wait it gets better as it goes on" but people said that about Mr. Robot and I wanted to throw my tv out the window when I finished season 1 of that.

                              Don't watch it.

                              It's terrible.

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

                                Originally posted by Gurtholfin View Post
                                Don't watch it.

                                It's terrible.
                                I know you are just pulling some reverse psychology on me...but now I MUST watch it

                                I should have put I plan to watch the whole season to give it a chance...I am just not super hopeful about it right now
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