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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. [5]
    dubteedub
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    I just have to say that Watchmen is the best show on TV right now. The interconnectedness of this story is just so insanely well written it is blowing me away every episode. Not to mention how...

    I just have to say that Watchmen is the best show on TV right now. The interconnectedness of this story is just so insanely well written it is blowing me away every episode. Not to mention how great the cinematography is in this show. The huge character reveal on this Sunday's episode was just so well done in how they framed every shot up until the final moment, it was just perfect. The only downside is that I just wish it was going to be more than one season. With one episode left, there seem to be a fair bit of loose ends to tie up and I just want them to keep developing this universe more. There seem to be some rumors it could be picked up, potentially with a new writing team, but I just can't see it being the same without Damon Lindelof at the helm.

    I also cant believe that the Golden Globes snubbed Watchmen this year.


    I am enjoying His Dark Materials as well right now. Dafne Keen is doing an amazing job as Lyra and I absolutely love James Cosmo's Farder Coram. He just seems perfect for this character and brings a ton of emotion into every scene. I am a bit disappointed in Lin Manuel Miranda's Lee Scorseby character. I don't know what exactly it is, but he just is not clicking for me. I am glad that HBO picked up this story and they have been doing a great job at staying true to the source material while keeping the story engaging. The Golden Compass always felt like the weakest of the books to me and I am SO excited to see The Subtle Knife brought to life in season 2.

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      wundumguy
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      I liked the movie (saw it first) and enjoyed the graphic novel (read it second). Where does the show fit into the whole universe?

      I liked the movie (saw it first) and enjoyed the graphic novel (read it second). Where does the show fit into the whole universe?

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      1. tomf
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        the series is 34D.I.E. (Dimensional Incursion Event) / 34 years after the squid at the end of the novel.

        the series is 34D.I.E. (Dimensional Incursion Event) / 34 years after the squid at the end of the novel.

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      2. dubteedub
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        The television show follows the continuity of the graphic novel, not the movie. It is set a few decades after Ozymandias dropped a squid on New York City so the population believes that there was...

        The television show follows the continuity of the graphic novel, not the movie. It is set a few decades after Ozymandias dropped a squid on New York City so the population believes that there was an alien attack, not that Dr. Manhattan attacked the world.

        You will see a few familiar faces from the graphic novel in the show, as well as a lot of new characters and stories. One of the interesting aspects is that there is an in-universe television show in this one about the old Minutemen costumed heroes called American Hero Story, a play on American Horror Story, as well as a corollary to the Black Freighter comic-in-a-comic from the graphic novel.

        The show really does an amazing job of expanding the watchmen universe while telling its own unique story. I can not recommend it enough.

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    2. UniquelyGeneric
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      Seriously. I had seen the movie and read the graphic novel, so I was somewhat prepared for the show, but it was admittedly quite confusing upon the get-go. This last episode pieced together so...

      Watchmen is the best show on TV right now

      Seriously. I had seen the movie and read the graphic novel, so I was somewhat prepared for the show, but it was admittedly quite confusing upon the get-go. This last episode pieced together so much of the plot in such a well crafted manner that it elevated the rest of the episodes.

      Started watching His Dark Materials, but eventually ended up dropping it mid-season. Something about it felt cheap/unrefined in a way.

      While the last episode of Mr. Robot wasn't one of the best, it certainly has had a good season, albeit with a few loose ends tied up abruptly. I'm excited to see how it ends, as the show has been good throughout due to having a planned ending in mind (similar to Breaking Bad). That being said, I feel like the show is going to an unavoidable letdown with the entire scheme surrounding the series at stake. I sure hope Sam Esmail can pull it off, because the series has been able to reliably deliver so far.

      2 votes
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    AnthonyB
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    I came across an article that mentioned I Think You Should Leave and that it's by the same writer who wrote the amazing Barbie Instagram sketch on SNL. Barbie Instagram is one of my all-time...

    I came across an article that mentioned I Think You Should Leave and that it's by the same writer who wrote the amazing Barbie Instagram sketch on SNL. Barbie Instagram is one of my all-time favorite sketches, so I watched I Think You Should Leave and, holy shit, it's hilarious. I normally watch a comedy, see a well-constructed joke and think to myself, "that's really funny," but rarely laugh out loud. This show is the complete opposite. Everything is absurd and stupid, but I can't stop laughing.

    3 votes
    1. elcuello
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      It's the closest to original comedy I've come across for a long time. It's definitively hit or miss but that's the game when you go your own way and I love it because of that. I just love how...

      It's the closest to original comedy I've come across for a long time. It's definitively hit or miss but that's the game when you go your own way and I love it because of that. I just love how completely unpredictable it is when going in to every sketch.

      3 votes
  3. krg
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    I'm going through Reno 911!, again. Still damn hilarious. And apparently, as of a couple of days ago, has a new season in the works. Though I'm a bit ambivalent about these dead series getting...

    I'm going through Reno 911!, again. Still damn hilarious. And apparently, as of a couple of days ago, has a new season in the works. Though I'm a bit ambivalent about these dead series getting revived...

    2 votes
  4. tomf
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    I am in week 10 of a LOST rewatch. Initially, this was going to be a group rewatch, but the rest of the group has since forgotten about it for one reason or another. I love LOST. I love everything...

    I am in week 10 of a LOST rewatch. Initially, this was going to be a group rewatch, but the rest of the group has since forgotten about it for one reason or another.

    I love LOST. I love everything about LOST. Even when it loses focus (writers' strike), I'm still into every aspect of it.

    This time I am watching the series normally, but the other day I found a fan-remastering of Chronologically Lost. The original version of Chronologically Lost was great, but DVD quality. This will be a welcome addition to the collection at a hefty 500gb.

    For those who know LOST, Chronologically LOST starts out with the brothers coming up on shore, ultimately wrapping with the piano recital in a special epilogue portion. I can't remember, but I think 'The New Man in Charge' comes before this, at the end of the main series. It's 100% chronological --- and where there are multiple events, we get a lovely split screen (e.g. book club / crash.)

    On top of the normal series, I am doing all of the mobisodes (aka Missing Pieces), Dharma films, and any other bonus material that wasn't the ARG itself. I'm also going through the commentaries for the first time, which is a real treat.

    I've done a few rewatches of LOST in various forms, but with the normal series, I've really come to appreciate the episodes like Expose and all of the other minor things that flesh out the universe. I love to see Sun watching a Korean dubbed Expose in the background, etc etc. The commentary also adds so much to the overall enjoyment. Unlike most series, the creators/writers/actors are having a good time with the commentaries and aren't just giving a lame play by play. They're going into set stories, goofs, discussions about what was cut, how scenes were shot and reshot (sometimes weeks apart due to weather), and more.

    Ok, I sound like an infomercial. LOST is great and it's one of a few things I've been watching.

    I've also started watching Lights Out with David Spade, which is a fun nightly show. The format is 2-3 guests, quick and loose monologue, some joking around, and then some lame video or bit at the end that isn't always worth watching. Overall it is a pretty decent show with a lot of good comedians, especially from the older SNL days.

    Lastly, outside of the standards that everybody is watching, The DC-CW universe/Arrowverse has started its Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover series. Is this amazing? No. But it's enjoyable, even if you don't watch all of the series. I only watch/endure Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, but this Crisis series has been good enough so far. The crossover has become a yearly event for this universe, and they have a lot of fun with it.

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