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Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Nettdata, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Nettdata

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    You were the dude in drag going off to group-plow his ex wife?

    Figures.

    Show is very solid... quite enjoying it!
     
  2. Rush-O-Matic

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    Lol. What I spent most of the time doing was standing on the field as the third base coach for one of the scenes that will be used in the finale, and it was filmed over and over from multiple angles. So, I told one of my buddies about it after. Well, in last night's episode, the "third base coach" for the Barons was bound and gagged in the trunk of that car. My buddy texted me last night, "Did they make you wear a fat suit, too?!" Dude, no. That was not me. I mean, that guy was also bald. Thanks a lot!
     
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    Has anybody else watched 13 Reasons Why?

    I haven't binged on a show in quite some time, but that one really hit me hard. Here's the Trailer. Personally: Huge fan of the message and the intent behind the show.

     
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    I actually just finished it yesterday. I'm still not sure how I feel about it. Definitely a good message and really important for people to understand what high school is like if you aren't in a popular group.

    That said,
    I was hoping for some twists or alterations on perspective. At the end of the day, the kid was a huge pussy the whole time didn't make any moves on the girl when she was obviously throwing herself at him. Then, when he did, she freaked out and shut down. And then quietly blamed him. The plot made me angry and the fact that she made a bunch of tapes blaming everyone(granted, they were all shitty people) and not actually doing anything about it until the day she offed herself was a huge letdown.

    I feel that the portrayal of high school life and the feeling of alienation is fairly accurate. But the plot bothered me.
     
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    Brockmire.

    Did anybody watch last week's episode? Jules left Charles (the teenager) in charge of the field while she was away. While left alone with the keys to a minor league ballpark he promptly:
    - turned on the PA system and just said "Titties. Titties, titties, titties!" into the mic
    - had sex (or tried) in the press box
    - watched the outfield grass catch fire

    Tomorrow night is the season finale, and features "the big game" moment, including this clip:
    http://www.ifc.com/shows/brockmire/video-extras/season-01/episode-08/drunk-love

    One of the things I enjoyed in watching the whole production up close were some of the technical filmmaking things they did. That particular scene was filmed over two days, with different camera set ups. As you can imagine when you're outdoors for that many hours in the Georgia Summer, the clouds and light are coming and going. You can see in the clip, that they did a pretty good job of making it look like there were no shadows (until the end). So, if you're watching, keep an eye on how well they do that. For those up-close dialogue scenes, they were able to bring in and move around this huge scrim (?) to block the sun - obviously, they couldn't do that in the baseball action scenes. That effected which takes they used, too. (Also, keep an eye out for how the 3rd base umpire is a dumpy white dude, until he has dialogue. Then he's a tall, black dude (Al Mitchell - nice guy, retired from IBM in Atlanta, and now a professional actor).

    Also,
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    It's a great show, and I'm really enjoying it. I hope they get picked up for a second season.
     
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    Is anybody watching (or already finished) Ozark on Netflix? I'm on episode 3. It's very compelling. It's a bit like Breaking Bad meets Justified.
     
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    The wife and I just finished it, dark as hell but compelling tv, certainly isn't afraid to take chances.

    Just another example of why regular network tv is dying.

    I'd give it 9/10
     
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    I was trying to think of another word besides "dark" when I was describing it to a friend. Because, Breaking Bad was definitely dark, just looking at the subject matter itself. But, the tone of BB as a show wasn't dark. Ozark definitely is. And, a little deviant. If there's a word that describes dark + deviant + compelling, then that's the word to use.
     
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    I'm on episode 4 right now and I like it so far. I'm unsure of how much I like Jason Bateman in this role though. Not because he's not a good actor but because I feel like I'm watching Michael Bluth laundering money. I keep finding myself comparing him to Walter White and I just can't visualize Marty Byrde taking that dark, dark turn.
     
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    Finished it last night. Took me a while to get used to Bateman too. My only complaint is I never feel a sense of urgency from him based on what's going on. For some of the things that happen, you'd expect a person to be near meltdown. I think the season finale was pretty strong and tied it all together well. Overall, it's no Breaking Bad, but it's decent and I'll stick with it if they keep it going.
     
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    Anyone actually watch The Oreville? Seth McFarlane's Star Trek parody? It's getting savaged in media reviews but Im wondering if anyone has thoughts?
     
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    I haven't had time to watch it yet, but I've seen that a ton of "critics" (I fucking hate critics) are throwing it under the bus, but I've also seen a few reviewers praise it for embracing the original Star Trek goal.

    I'll probably end up watching it tonight, and am looking forward to it after seeing some clips and a few interviews with Seth. I'll definitely give it a shot.
     
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    Just watched it and quite enjoyed it. Rather light, a bit of schticky humour, and reasonable production quality.

    Be aware though, I also enjoyed Pluto Nash.
     
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    My question is, how does MacFarlane come off? His other attempts at acting have been pretty bad and honestly the trailers didn't look promising in that regard.
     
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    He's not as dynamic as James T Kirk, but I think he does well.

    He's not winning a best actor emmy any time soon, but he didn't pull me out if the story at any time.
     
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    I think Seth MacFarlane is. Much like Adam Carolla in the acting department. He is serviceable. He will deliver the line, hit his marks and probably does not hold up production with mistakes. You are not going to get him to get into character so you better write his character to him. That said, I enjoyed "The Orville", but let's give it a few episodes to see if it developed.