OffThePost.org

(Generation III)
It is currently Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:57 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 594 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:22 pm 
Offline
Un-Tenured Professor of Hockey
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:37 am
Posts: 20931
Good heavens...I don't know if any piece of entertainment could possibly be more soul-crushing than The Handmaid's Tale. We're only about four episodes into season two and I'm a frickin' wreck.

What's alarming as all fuck is just how topical this is right fucking now, more than thirty years after the book came out.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:46 pm 
Offline
Big in Japan
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:37 am
Posts: 10244
Location: 'Real City
Pokecheque wrote:
Good heavens...I don't know if any piece of entertainment could possibly be more soul-crushing than The Handmaid's Tale. We're only about four episodes into season two and I'm a frickin' wreck.

What's alarming as all fuck is just how topical this is right fucking now, more than thirty years after the book came out.


Had no expectations with S2 seeing as S1 ends the way the book does. Being able to mirror current events and the freedom of not following the book, but with Atwood's supervision, allowed them to make an even bleaker, crazier season of television. Ended up loving it.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:50 pm 
Offline
Un-Tenured Professor of Hockey
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:37 am
Posts: 20931
We have only one episode left to go on "The Haunting of Hill House" and I think it's been brilliant as all hell. On one hand, scary as all hell, on the other hand, absolutely heartbreaking, especially the episode entitled "The Bent-Neck Lady." Egads...

Watched a couple episodes of Black Mirror and I'm hooked. Unfortunately I'm seeing them WAY out of order, but the first one was a pitch-perfect sendup of Star Trek that takes a very sinister turn about a third of the way in.

Loving the new Doctor on Doctor Who, and the new showrunner and writing are a welcome start after things got kinda stale with the previous regime IMO. They actually did an episode that centered around Rosa Parks, something I don't think Doctor Who has ever even tried before. Very interesting for the fact that it was a sci-fi take on one of our watershed moments in history, and some outsider perspective on racism in America.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:17 am 
Offline
Big in Japan
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:37 am
Posts: 10244
Location: 'Real City
Had Amazon Prime over the holidays and watched Marvelous Ms. Maisel, the latest from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman. A mix of GG with Mad Men. Beautifully shot, funny characters. Highly recommend.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:43 pm 
Offline
Un-Tenured Professor of Hockey
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:37 am
Posts: 20931
Five episodes into "Friends from College," and I'm not sure I've ever seen a bigger mix of psychologically damaged characters in an ensemble comedy before. I don't think there's been an episode where at least a couple people aren't shitfaced drunk or whacked out on multiple drugs.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:01 pm 
Offline
Un-Tenured Professor of Hockey
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:37 am
Posts: 20931
Friends from College got the axe after two seasons, so that's that. It had an utterly brilliant cast and good writing but I imagine too many people found it difficult to like these characters because they truly were horrid and were only starting to realize it.

Disney also takes their ball and goes home. I'm really annoyed that if I want to watch more seasons of Daredevil, et al, I have to subscribe to another fucking streaming service. I'm already subscribed to two (CBS and Netflix), the former merely because I wanted Star Trek. I'm not gonna shell out for three.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:21 pm 
Offline
Un-Tenured Professor of Hockey
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:37 am
Posts: 20931
Making my way through Mr. Robot season 3. I'm glad they're wrapping it up after season 4. American television makes series run way, way too long. No TV show should really go past five IMO. In the UK it's customary for them to end after two or three series, unless it's Doctor Who or Coronation Street. Still an intriguing, intelligent show that's amazingly well-acted and directed, though nothing will come even close to that ridiculous first season.

While I like the cast and am intrigued by the concept, Deadly Class has somehow been edgy and dull at the same time. But I'd probably watch Maria Gabriela de la Faria in about anything.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:28 pm 
Offline
Un-Tenured Professor of Hockey
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:37 am
Posts: 20931
Lost in all the hype of Game of Thrones, Star Trek: Discovery just finished up it's 2nd season. It is without a doubt the batshit-craziest Trek ever conceived, and that's not always a good thing.

SFX and set design is the best it's ever been. They're doing movie-quality stuff on TV now, which is really cool to see. But at times I felt the writing just went a little off the rails at times. Did NOT need to see a severed Klingon baby head, and there were times technology-as-plot-device just reared its ugly, convenient head way too much. Still, the show gave us an iconic moment when Captain Pike sees his very, very dark future as foretold way back in the classic story "The Menagerie."

This is blasphemy coming from a die-hard Trekkie (but I maintain Deep Space Nine is the best-ever Trek so I'm already kind of an outcast) but I wish Trek would move the hell on from the Klingons. Discovery tried radically rebooting them in season one so that they were almost unrecognizable but this season saw them revert to their more familiar forms...and I'm just kinda over them.

Season three is going to be completely and totally whacked-out as it is *SPOILER ALERT* no longer going to be a prequel series. The show will be free to do whatever it wants going forward as it won't be tied to any real continuity. Could end up being really good, could end up being really bad. We'll see.

Looking forward to the new Picard series coming out soon-ish. At the very least I hope it cleans up some of the very awful mess left in the wake of Star Trek: Nemesis.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:51 pm 
Offline
Big in Japan
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:37 am
Posts: 10244
Location: 'Real City
Funnily enough, I just started watching Discovery this past weekend. I don't know dawg, you're right that it looks great, but I don't know if this series is going to say anything new or if it's just more branded content.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:50 pm 
Offline
Un-Tenured Professor of Hockey
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:37 am
Posts: 20931
E.L. wrote:
Funnily enough, I just started watching Discovery this past weekend. I don't know dawg, you're right that it looks great, but I don't know if this series is going to say anything new or if it's just more branded content.


Oh it's pretty ambitious, it doesn't fall into the procedural content that TNG was known for, but they don't always stick the landing. I find it interesting they built an ensemble cast but it's not centered around the captain this time. Gives them a little more leeway when it comes to rotating out supporting cast members, whether it's via death or other means. You'll see it's no DS9 but it's much better than most of the other recent stuff. I personally don't care much for the Abrams films, Voyager, or the last couple TNG movies. And the less said about goddamn Enterprise, the better.

My biggest complaint about Trek has always been the stodgy, oftentimes toxic section of the fandom that insists on the same bullshit crisis-averted-in-an-hour-or-maybe-two every time, all the time. And sure enough, that show kind of exists right now. Seth McFarlane created The Orville as a paean to ST and features a TON of former TNG/VOY people both in front of and behind the camera. I'm disappointed it's mostly a tribute and not a cutting satire. It's basically Next Generation with some dudebro jokes thrown in for good measure. And sure enough, you go online to any post about Discovery, tons of these guys come out praising The Orville and blasting Discovery. What strikes me as the most ironic is that so many conservatives embrace Star Trek, which is a tale set in a future Earth society that couldn't possibly be more left wing and progressive. I would think those guys would love a darker, more violent take on Trek even though it features *gasp* a black female lead, an Asian woman as a captain, and three openly gay characters.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:53 pm 
Online
King of Men
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:26 pm
Posts: 6145
Location: Left Field
Pokecheque wrote:
Lost in all the hype of Game of Thrones, Star Trek: Discovery just finished up it's 2nd season. It is without a doubt the batshit-craziest Trek ever conceived, and that's not always a good thing.

SFX and set design is the best it's ever been. They're doing movie-quality stuff on TV now, which is really cool to see. But at times I felt the writing just went a little off the rails at times. Did NOT need to see a severed Klingon baby head, and there were times technology-as-plot-device just reared its ugly, convenient head way too much. Still, the show gave us an iconic moment when Captain Pike sees his very, very dark future as foretold way back in the classic story "The Menagerie."

This is blasphemy coming from a die-hard Trekkie (but I maintain Deep Space Nine is the best-ever Trek so I'm already kind of an outcast) but I wish Trek would move the hell on from the Klingons. Discovery tried radically rebooting them in season one so that they were almost unrecognizable but this season saw them revert to their more familiar forms...and I'm just kinda over them.

Season three is going to be completely and totally whacked-out as it is *SPOILER ALERT* no longer going to be a prequel series. The show will be free to do whatever it wants going forward as it won't be tied to any real continuity. Could end up being really good, could end up being really bad. We'll see.

Looking forward to the new Picard series coming out soon-ish. At the very least I hope it cleans up some of the very awful mess left in the wake of Star Trek: Nemesis.


I have been watching this since the beginning. Good to know someone else has as well.

Its super PC and # me too but i don't mind. I really thought the bond between the 2 doctors was well explored and transcended gender roles.

I really like the guy playing Captain Pike. Not so much with the Klingons....

I have enjoyed this even though I think some of the 2nd season plot was a little too wild and cliche. Curious to see where they go with it after that ending.

_________________
The mountain of truth has many levels and everyone likes to think they are at the top.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:56 pm 
Offline
King of the One-Liner
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:40 pm
Posts: 5015
Location: Too deep in crease.
I have never been into Anime and have never watched any of it before, but One Punch Man kills me.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:10 pm 
Offline
OTP Historian
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:10 pm
Posts: 9572
Jonah Ryan on Veep is killing me right now. Just amazing.




_________________
Thanks Chuck, E.L. and Harmy!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:39 pm 
Online
King of Men
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:26 pm
Posts: 6145
Location: Left Field
WTF man! I could have sworn the Professor was talking about Doom Patrol on here. Anyway finished watching it....I thought it was awesome right up until the last epidsode (15)......and they totally lost it. What a shitty ending episode. Its like the dudes just got really f'n high on shrooms or smack and said we got 5 minutes to write this piece of shit and ruin the whole series.....YEAH!!!!!!!

I hope DC picks up another season so I can wash Admiral Whiskers shit out of my mouth. The series, overall, was very good.

I am trying to get my daughter to watch Titans with me.....but its hard competing with the internet.

Not sure how one goes about watching all of these different shows when they are all on different platforms. Someone in the TV world needs to stop all this blackout, restriction shit and unite the clans!

_________________
The mountain of truth has many levels and everyone likes to think they are at the top.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 594 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group