[TV] Talk about the last TV you watched, the catchall thread

I have now, and I still think he did it, I feel like his friend is lying.
That's what I gathered too.

Also, this is only tangentially related to Fallout, I wonder if Jonathan Nolan's thing will always be morally reprehensible evil main characters, because this is two in a row for him. The Ghoul shares A LOT of similarities with The Man in Black.
 
Just finished up Black Summer S1 and 2. Overall, we liked it okay. I liked that you had to piece together the narrative. The silly stuff like endless magazines was eye rolling. The big thing I didn't care for was the naming of the segments, and sometimes when they would go back in time to give back story they lingered on it a bit too much; too much retelling of the same story.
It was fun but I am not disappointed there isn't going to be a S3.
It started off strong. I especially liked their long tracking shots that show how even one zombie is dangerous. Season 2 was just a relentless slog filled with selfish and unlikeable characters.
 
Dead Boy Detectives on Netflix. They are from the Sandman universe--Edwin and Charles were introduced in the comics in Sandman: Season of Mists--and there's brief appearances by two of the Endless from the Sandman TV series. Basically a supernatural detective show that comes with complex backstory. It's quirky fun and much lighter in tone than Sandman, but it does get dark in a few places.
 
Chucky, Season 3

When I heard a TV series based on Chucky was coming, I didn't think it could work. But by God, I've loved this show.

It's also crazy how what started as a basic premise: child's doll possessed by a serial killer, has continued going for DECADES. With a continuing story across 7 in-continuity movies and now 3 seasons of a show.

The show just continually ramps up, and with this season set in the White House, it just gets more nuts from there.

Plus, the kills are gruesomely inventive every time. Sometimes the TV budget CG doesn't live up to the potential idea, but I appreciate the effort.

And the show has been incredibly progressive, with two male leads in a romance, and two key non-binary twin characters played by the same non-binary performer.

I don't know if Season 3 will be its last by I'll genuinely miss the show if it is. Especially with that wallop of a cliffhanger.
 

figmentPez

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I've been watching Letterkenny, and now I'm yearning for an actual Canadian Wolverine.

Wolverine: I've been thinkin', Summers, now that the Professor is gone, you've got to step up. Pitter patter.

Cyclops: Pitter what?

Wolverine: Pitter patter, get at 'er. Cuz if you don't, then you're gonna have a problem with me. And I suggest you let that one marinate.
 
Wolverine is from Cold Lake, Alberta in the 1890s. He wouldn't sound like a rural Ontarian.

He'd sound like Bret Hart.
 

figmentPez

Staff member
I've been watching Letterkenny, and now I'm yearning for an actual Canadian Wolverine.

Wolverine: I've been thinkin', Summers, now that the Professor is gone, you've got to step up. Pitter patter.

Cyclops: Pitter what?

Wolverine: Pitter patter, get at 'er. Cuz if you don't, then you're gonna have a problem with me. And I suggest you let that one marinate.
Sabertooth: Fuck you, Wolvie!

Wolverine: Fuck you, Creed. I fucked your mom so long and hard last night that she asked me if the Weapon X project put adamantium in my cock.

Omega Red: Fuck you, Wolvie!

Wolverine: Fuck you, commie! Try to fight me and you'll hit the ground harder than one of Putin's lackeys who checked out of a hotel via the window. Why don't you say hi to Mother Russia for me.

Sabertooth and Omega Red: Fuck you, Wolvie!

Wolverine: Fuck both of you! Following me around like stalkers, it's fucking pathetic. Just cuz I'm fucking your moms doesn't mean I'm gonna be your father. Give your balls a tug!
 
So, I'm watching a new animated show called Scavengers Reign.

Holy shit, why aren't more people talking about this show? It's amazing. Some of the most fascinating and inventive visuals I've ever seen!

I think i posted a trailer for it ages ago, but I suddenly remembered it.
 

figmentPez

Staff member
So, I'm watching a new animated show called Scavengers Reign.

Holy shit, why aren't more people talking about this show? It's amazing. Some of the most fascinating and inventive visuals I've ever seen!

I think i posted a trailer for it ages ago, but I suddenly remembered it.
You're not alone in urging people to watch it. KaiserNeko of TeamFourStar has a video up about it:


I haven't watched that video, since Nick's recommendation is enough for me. I just finished the first episode, and this is some weird shit, but very intriguing.
 
You're not alone in urging people to watch it. KaiserNeko of TeamFourStar has a video up about it:


I haven't watched that video, since Nick's recommendation is enough for me. I just finished the first episode, and this is some weird shit, but very intriguing.
I just finished the series last week. (Got busy with other stuff, so I fell off my binge).

It's bloody fantastic from beginning to end. Literally anyone who enjoys sci-fi and/or great animation should be watching it.
 
Had a friend over, and decided to show her The Lost Room. It was a Sci-Fi channel original miniseries from 2006. It still holds up pretty good today, and she was hooked nearly immediately.

It's hard to talk about without giving too much away. So much of the show's magic is the sense of discovery as you learn about what's going on at the same time as Detective Miller in the story. But it's a pretty good show.
 
Did anyone else find this season of Doctor Who to be a major letdown? Space Babies. Evil cosplayers. Gods. “Rope science”. Just some really over silly plot ideas that lead to a very weak season. We even had an episode where the Doctor uncharacteristically falls in love at first sight.
I also wish I liked Gatwa and Gibson more, but I don’t find them very intriguing or fun.
 

figmentPez

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I love Gatwa as an actor, but he's been given absolute dogshit to work with for episodes. Not just the big concepts, but the actual dialogue has been horrible. It's wordy and rambling and most of the characters are just cardboard cutouts who don't really interact with each other.

"I don't know how to walk in a straight line without a voice telling me to." Holy fucking stupid. That concept could have done so much better! Someone who doesn't even remember how find their way out of their own office building, or any building for that matter, is the perfect opportunity for a Scooby Doo chase gag. If they really wanted to go with the "can't walk a straight line" then the bubble should have been giving them visual directions of where to go, not audio. Suddenly robbed of glowing arrows showing them exactly where to walk, and only having the voice of the Doctor telling them verbally, would have worked perfectly, but the writing this season was so fucking shitty they couldn't even do justice to a mediocre and overdone concept.

And don't get me started on "we wanted to bring back Jack Harkness, but John Barrowman can't keep it in his pants, so here's this new character who we won't bother establishing properly".
 
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