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TV Tuesdays Free Talk

Have you watched any TV shows recently you want to discuss? Any shows you want to recommend or are hyped about? Feel free to discuss anything here.

Please just try to provide fair warning of spoilers if you can.

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  1. [2]
    cloud_loud
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    People are not happy that Ted Lasso won last night. One tweet Two tweets Interesting how the internet turned on the show when you would only hear praise back when it premiered in 2020. Another...

    People are not happy that Ted Lasso won last night.

    One tweet

    Two tweets

    Interesting how the internet turned on the show when you would only hear praise back when it premiered in 2020.

    Another thing, people are mad at Jimmy Kimmel for the bit he did when Quinta won Writing for a Comedy Series.

    Exhibit A

    Exhibit B

    Quinta’s response

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    1. dubteedub
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      I think the big issue I saw was not that Lasso won Best Comedy, but that it also won for best directing. Theres nothing particularly special or unique about how Lasso is shot, its a pretty...

      I think the big issue I saw was not that Lasso won Best Comedy, but that it also won for best directing. Theres nothing particularly special or unique about how Lasso is shot, its a pretty standard sitcom. As you saw in one of the tweets, other shows like Barry in particular are doing a lot more to oush the medium.

      Also Jimmy Kimmel was a real ass for lying on stage like that throughout Quintas speech.

      2 votes
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    tomf
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    White Lotus is amazing. If you're like me and slept on this Mike White masterpiece, just do it.

    White Lotus is amazing. If you're like me and slept on this Mike White masterpiece, just do it.

    3 votes
    1. [4]
      elcuello
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      I'm watching it and can't make up my mind about it. It's weird and I like that, I've only seen two episodes. Why is it amazing in your opinion?

      I'm watching it and can't make up my mind about it. It's weird and I like that, I've only seen two episodes. Why is it amazing in your opinion?

      2 votes
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        tomf
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        I'm only one episode ahead of you, but much like Enlightened, Mike White has a knack for satire that leaves space to love the characters, flaws and all. I absolutely HATE Shane. I have a friend...

        I'm only one episode ahead of you, but much like Enlightened, Mike White has a knack for satire that leaves space to love the characters, flaws and all.

        I absolutely HATE Shane. I have a friend who get obsessed like that and it drives me nuts.

        2 votes
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          elcuello
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          Oh I've seen two episodes more now and I get it. I think my issue in the beginning was I couldn't figure out if it was a comedy or weird drama. It doesn't really matter and my god a laughed a lot...

          Oh I've seen two episodes more now and I get it. I think my issue in the beginning was I couldn't figure out if it was a comedy or weird drama. It doesn't really matter and my god a laughed a lot during episode 3 and 4. The scenes on the boat and Mark being depressed (and drunk) was literally laughing out loud funny to me. Furthermore Murray Bartlett (Armond ) is just a great actor.

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          1. tomf
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            I think Armond is my favorite. That boat was such a beautiful shitshow. If you haven't already, check out Enlightened -- Laura Dern, Luke Wilson, Mike White, and some other familiar faces.

            I think Armond is my favorite. That boat was such a beautiful shitshow. If you haven't already, check out Enlightened -- Laura Dern, Luke Wilson, Mike White, and some other familiar faces.

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  3. knocklessmonster
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    I just watched the first new episode of Atlanta and... it's a strong opening. A very uncomfortable, typically Atlanta opening. It's kinda bittersweet since this is the beginning of the end, but...

    I just watched the first new episode of Atlanta and... it's a strong opening. A very uncomfortable, typically Atlanta opening. It's kinda bittersweet since this is the beginning of the end, but I'd also rather have four solid seasons than fifteen not as memorable ones.

    3 votes
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    aphoenix
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    Anyone else watching Rings of Power?

    Anyone else watching Rings of Power?

    2 votes
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      knocklessmonster
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      I just watched the new one! It's getting better, especially with the pacing I feel, but they had to build the world out in the first few episodes of course.

      I just watched the new one! It's getting better, especially with the pacing I feel, but they had to build the world out in the first few episodes of course.

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      1. aphoenix
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        I think they are definitely hitting their stride with the pacing. I understand how difficult it's going to be to compress thousands of years into five seasons (or however many they're doing), so I...

        I think they are definitely hitting their stride with the pacing. I understand how difficult it's going to be to compress thousands of years into five seasons (or however many they're doing), so I expected it to be a bit of a mess to start with. I think there are a few sloppy things happening, but I'm generally fairly happy overall with things. I'm interested in seeing where they take some storylines.

        Spoilers for Rings of Power up to Episode 4 and sundry sources in Tolkien's legendarium - ideas about Adar, The Stranger, Halbrand

        I wonder who Adar is. I think there are some good options: he could be one of the first orcs, and thus closer to being an elf than an orc (since orcs are just corrupted elves). Since "Adar" means "father" I think this definitely is a possibility. I think it would be better if it was Maeglin - a dark Elf of Beleriand who helped Morgoth. He died "off screen" in the Silmarillion and could be still alive and allied with Sauron.

        The Stranger raises similar questions. I've seen people suggest he is Gandalf or Saruman which I hope must be wrong - I think the change is too much of a deviation from the source material. Some people seem to think he is Sauron, but I don't think Sauron should have arrived via meteor; he would already have been in Middle-Earth. He could be a new Maia, likely evil (his fire is cold, and it's noted in other places that evil fire doesn't burn), and likely fiery. Maybe a human form of a Balrog? Maybe a new member of the Maiar that we just haven't seen? Maybe one of the blue istari?

        Halbrand - I've seen people suggest that he is Sauron, but I think Sauron hasn't actually been on-screen. I think Halbrand is who they present him as - a southron king. I think he's most interesting because of who he will become; likely a Nazgul.

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      2. dubteedub
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        Yeah, it feels like a slow start, but the quality of the effects, costumes, atmosphere is gener is enough to keep me watching a bit longer. In contrast, House of the Dragon has me HOOKED with its...

        Yeah, it feels like a slow start, but the quality of the effects, costumes, atmosphere is gener is enough to keep me watching a bit longer.

        In contrast, House of the Dragon has me HOOKED with its story, in addition to all the cool dragons and other effects. It feels like that story is much faster paced and the stakes are being raised each episode.

        2 votes