Television Discussion

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Guest, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Schizm

    Schizm Well-Known Member

    I hate it when a show is so short it can be binged overnight but then still give me withdrawal like Derry Girls. Orla is the best obviously but especially Erin's family made it worth watching. Great stuff.

    Been watching Cobra Kai too. It's ok.
     
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  2. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    That's the problem with Brit TV in general. Their seasons are usually like 6 episodes at best.
     
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  3. Schizm

    Schizm Well-Known Member

    Yeah, currently rewatching Inbetweeners to fill that hole but halfway done again already. S3 is supposed to happen for Derry at least, guess it'll take a while until we see it though.
     
  4. Starletka

    Starletka Well-Known Member

    Quality over quantity. Most American shows become unwatchable real quick.
     
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  5. Claptrap

    Claptrap Database Moderator

    controversial opinion of the day about edgy cartoons: i actually think moral orel was one of the better satires both about child abuse, cyclical family abuse and religious abuse that has been made

    it's one of the few shows where i've seen it actually make child abuse jokes and be funny because the gag isn't 'haha kid is being abused' it actually makes funny social commentary about the inept social ills that lead to abuse, incompetent parenthood and the story moves towards some sort of forward conclusion with orel's story

    i actually think a side by side comparison of butters (south park) and orel (moral orel) is interesting because orel and butters
    - are both goody two shoes children who are abused by their religious families as a running gag and their dad is having an affair with another man

    - but moral orel is actually a good story whereas south park always comes down to 'haha butters is getting beaten and he doesn't deserve it that's funny' with no social commentary, and to be fair 'haha abuse' is a pretty common gag overall even outside of stories like this

    - i think 'anything can be made funny' but a lot of the time it isn't and it's overused, esp re: edgy ''''shocking''' topics
     
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  6. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    Posted by Gens on Sep 6, 2020
    #2106
    I’ve honestly never even heard of this show before. But you sure make it sound pretty damn interesting. I’ll take a peek at this sometime soon.
     
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  7. Claptrap

    Claptrap Database Moderator

    @Gens I will warn that Moral Orel is an Adult Swim show with the kind of dark edgy humour you'd expect in that case, especially in first season. But in an ultimately 'kinder' way imo, and since the show is shown in short 10 min segments you get to see it mature quickly. The story ultimately 'loves' Orel as a character and that makes a difference I think.

    It's like adult swim show with a big heart
     
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  8. Thrawn

    Thrawn POPEE BELIEVER

    Heh, nothing personnel kid, but you wouldn't be able to truly appreciate the sheer genius that is Chuck Lorre, maker of multi-seasonal hit shows among the normie mainstream crowd. Shows like Two and a Half Men (12 years), Big Bang Theory (12 years?), surprisingly not 2 Broke Girls and Young Sheldon, which is Sheldon from BBT, but young. Because people wanted it? And it's a hit? As in more seasons than better shows like it because holy shit I'm watching Jimi Plays Monterey and he just played the guitar with his teeth and yo that's awesome shit man always awesome shit and my point is is that none of these were on Fox because they would have cancelled it, especially if it looked like it was a hit. Same with AMC.

    What you should take away from this is that you should watch Lodge 49.
     
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  9. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    True fact about that show: The execs asked Dino (The creator) to go darker after this one particular episode in season 2. And he went so dark with this one episode in season 3 that they sliced the episode count in half and cancelled it.
     
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  10. Damias

    Damias Database Moderator

    So Adult Swim would rather piss away producing a shit ass anime adaptation of Shenmue than to complete the final (rumored) fucking season of Venture Bros and straight up cancelled it while it was still in production. It's a baseless accusation but fuck ATT, fuck WB, fuck Adult Swim, fuck Shenmue, and especially a big fuck you to Michael Ouweleen. And I'm livid this is the same asshole who co-created Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law. God fucking dammit.
     
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  11. Vega

    Vega Well-Known Member

    Posted by Vega on Sep 8, 2020
    #2111
    Adult Swim has a habit of cancelling shows in a similar way (aqua teen hunger force and metalocalypse come to mind though I've never watched them) so I don't think some of these things are related.
     
  12. Starletka

    Starletka Well-Known Member

    At least Metalocalypse got the movie, but I'm still salty it was cancelled
     
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  13. Vega

    Vega Well-Known Member

    Posted by Vega on Sep 8, 2020
    #2113
    Yeah, always sucks when something gets cancelled, especially if it's abrupt. Ash vs Evil Dead getting cancelled was quite the gut punch (it happened only 2-3 episodes before the end of the season) but at least it ended on a strong note.

    @Damias I saw this on twitter so there's still hope: https://twitter.com/AdultSwim/status/1303162122520723456
     
  14. kellyon

    kellyon Active Member

    Just started boardwalk empire again last night. Only watched up to series 3 last time round. 2 episodes in and I forgot how good this was
     
  15. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    I was catching up on adventure time because reasons, and reached the finale.

    The fact this kiss was actually censored in so many countries is fucking stupid to me. SCREW THE HOMOPHOBIC HATERS.

    I've had my gripes with adventure time at points, but this emotional payoff was worth it. NO AMBIGUITY, FUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES.
     
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  16. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    I've never squealed like a girl before I saw that finale.

    Freaked the cat out.
     
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  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Im currently re- watching season 1 of The Mandalorian. I'm extremely hyped for the 2nd season coming in October.
     
  18. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    Archer is finally back tonight, and finally back to being a spy comedy.

    Been too damn long on both fronts.
     
  19. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

  20. Starletka

    Starletka Well-Known Member

    That's Lost finally finished. Bam! Now I can watch The Umbrella Academy. I just hope it's not too stupid.
     

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