That '90s Show impressions megathread
I get the feeling that a lot of people will watch at least some of this series due to the double nostalgia for That '70s Show and the actual 1990s. Share your impressions here!7 votes
Players - Season 12 votes
Arthur S25E04 - Blabbermouth/All Grown Up (Series Finale)5 votes
Arcane discussion thread
This post will include spoilers from all first 3 episodes. Arcane came out on Netflix a few hours ago. I binged the first 3 episodes. It easily exceeded my expectations. I played the game for many...
This post will include spoilers from all first 3 episodes.
Arcane came out on Netflix a few hours ago. I binged the first 3 episodes. It easily exceeded my expectations. I played the game for many years and I can't believe how they managed to bring those characters to life. Now I'm really hoping that they develop the Runeterra universe more like Disney is doing with Star Wars.
The character that teleports Jayce and his mom is called Ryze (Maybe I'm wrong and it's not him?). He is considered the main protagonist of Runeterra. Some other characters that I've spotted include Vi, Jinx, Ekko, Singed, Jayce, Viktor, Twitch(?), Caitlyn, Heimerdinger, Warwick(?).
One of my favorite thing about League of Legends is it's art department. This show has some great music and the video is like a painting. I really like how bright the images were, especially during that first robbery scene. The view on the cities was breathtaking. They went for a really stylized look and I really like what it does to the effects like lightning or smoke. Sometimes they draw extra lines around the objects or characters' silhouettes to make them stand out.
The story itself was good too. I was pretty engaged with all the characters. Many of them we've never heard about before in the lore. There's a meme in the community about how characters have a "dark and secret past". It's nice to finally get rid of the secret part of the quote. Seeing it animated was pretty emotional they really didn't pull any punches :D. It gives so much context for why those characters behave the way they do.
It's definitely a show I'll have to rewatch multiple times to catch all the easter eggs. For example Vi wears these goggles in the game.
I'd love to hear what people unfamiliar with the game think about this series so far. Also for those that didn't know, this series will end up being around 6 hours long once it's fully out. The second act will launch on November 13, and the third act will release on November 20.
btw for those that want to read more about this universe, there's a map here. The story is happening in Piltover & Zaun. They publish a lot of short stories here.
Edit: Arcane showrunner interview: how League Of Legends broke the video game movie curse11 votes
Cowboy Bebop - Discussion thread
I hadn't seen anyone suggest this, so I'll start it!13 votes
Rick and Morty - Season 5 discussion17 votes
Loki discussion thread13 votes
Solar Opposites - Season 2 discussion
Has anyone watched the second season yet? I quite liked it, although it's been getting a lot more meta than Season 1, which made it feel a lot more "Rick & Morty"ish. (Tag spoilers accordingly...
Has anyone watched the second season yet? I quite liked it, although it's been getting a lot more meta than Season 1, which made it feel a lot more "Rick & Morty"ish.
(Tag spoilers accordingly please!)5 votes
The Queen's Gambit (Netflix) - Discussion thread
I finished this the other day and given how popular it is, I'm surprised there's been no discussion thread here. No spoilers in this top post but go ahead with spoilery discussion in comments....
I finished this the other day and given how popular it is, I'm surprised there's been no discussion thread here. No spoilers in this top post but go ahead with spoilery discussion in comments.
- Network: Netflix
- Format: 7 episodes mini-series (45-70min runtime)
- Drama set in the 60s-80s, based on a book, that follows an orphan chess prodigy and follows her as she grows up into the chess world.
I'll greatly recommend it. Quick and high quality. Wonderful acting.12 votes
Discussion - Raised By Wolves
Available on HBO Max, the first episode can be streamed for free. From Executive Producer Ridley Scott, Raised by Wolves centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious...
Available on HBO Max, the first episode can be streamed for free.
From Executive Producer Ridley Scott, Raised by Wolves centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.8 votes
Bojack Horseman - Season 6B - Discussion thread18 votes
Bojack Horseman - Season 6A discussion thread16 votes
Star Trek: Discovery - Season 2 discussion thread
Let's talk about Star Trek: Discovery ongoing season 2. Spoilers in this topic are obviously expected. But let's not mention anything from the trailers for the future episodes.7 votes
House of Cards season 6 - what did you think of it?
So I've just finished watching the new season. I had low expectations going in, given how the writers had to cut out their main character at the eleventh hour, but I still can't help but feel...
So I've just finished watching the new season. I had low expectations going in, given how the writers had to cut out their main character at the eleventh hour, but I still can't help but feel disappointed.
Soo many plot threads left open. No repercussions for any of the shit that went down over the last 5 years. The good journalist ends up dead, Claire Underwood commits murder literally in the oval office while secret service is right outside the door and then... nothing. That's it. That's what we get for series a finale. I mean, what?
I've also been quite pissed off how they tried to turn Claire into a feminist icon. Claire is a monster. She is at least as bad as Frank. She wanted to literally start a nuclear war to deflect attention away from herself.
Don't get me wrong, having a feminist message is ok. It's good. It's even timely. But not with Claire fucking Underwood for fucks sake! In the first episode where that female soldier asks her if she even has a plan so that more soldiers won't end up dead, Claire snarks at her with "you wouldn't ask me that if I was a man". Really? This fresh recruit, this soldier who you will be sending to her death is asking you - someone who never held any public office before - whether you have a plan and your response is fuck patriarchy?
How about that scene where she fires her entire cabinet and fills it with an all-female cast? Forget about real life, it's not even realistic in the show's world. Remember how hard Frank had to fight, how many people he had to cross, bribe and even murder just to replace a single seat in earlier seasons? Where was the senate? Did everyone else just roll over; how come nobody fought her on this? It felt like the writers really, really wanted to play out their deepest, guilty-pleasure Hillary 2016 fantasies out on the show and the script suffered for it.
If they just left things at the last season's finale where Claire looked into the camera with "my turn!" it would have been a much more powerful moment, certainly better than this disorganized, directionless mess we got.
So yeah, that's where I'm at. How about you?9 votes
The Romanoffs - Amazon Prime7 votes
Adventure Time series finale discussion thread - "Come Along with Me"
Last night, the series finale of Adventure Time aired, and I thought we might want a thread to sort of decompress with. What did you all think?13 votes