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  • Jul 20, 2019 06:32 PM
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    JFoster Wrote:

    #4 Easy

    Damn, I totally forgot about that one. I would actually bump Goliath for that in my top 10. I knew I was forgetting some.
  • Jul 20, 2019 06:32 PM
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    Lots of people say we are in the golden age of TV, with TV shows outpacing films in both quality and maybe even quantity these days.

    With that in mind, thought it would be cool to see what everyone's favorite TV shows are, that are still in production. So GOT, Breaking Bad, The Wire, etc etc are not eligible. Just for shows that are still going now and will be for a at least a little while.

    I'll start it off with my top 10 in no particular order:

    Barry -- HBO
    The O.A. -- Netflix
    Stranger Things -- Netflix
    Ozark -- Netflix
    Killing Eve -- BBC America
    Black Mirror -- Netflix
    Handmaids Tale -- Hulu
    Rick and Morty -- Cartoon Network
    Mr. Robot -- USA Network
    Goliath -- Amazon Prime

    Have some honorable mentions -- Altered Carbon, Russian Doll, South Park, Big Mouth, Westworld, True Detective, The Haunting of Hill House, Mindhunter, Orange is the New Black, Silicon Valley, The Expanse, Bob's Burgers, 13 Reasons Why, The Sinner, Umbrella Academy, Bonding and After Life.

    (yeah I watch a lot of TV shows..)

    Some of those didn't quite make it because they have only released 1 season so far or I wasn't crazy about all the seasons but still a good show overall.

    What's your list? Top 5, 10+? Whatever you like.

  • May 26, 2019 04:10 PM
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    NeoLogic Wrote:

    And for a bit of comedy relief.. Private Benjamin.

    Nice throwback. Thumbs Up
  • Jun 04, 2019 06:47 PM
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    I agree in general the story archs were not good. But not necessarily because of how they ended. Jaime going back to Cersei does make sense for his character. It's just the arch they were building up to and the break neck turn they took in the last 2-3 episodes for him didn't make any sense. We should have seen that play out over a much longer time frame.

    Jaime could have stayed with Brienne for a while but through many episodes and clever writing he could have been slowly pulled back into Cersei. They needed more episodes to build it up and make it feel earned and make cinematic sense.

    Same issue with Daenerys. Her turn into madness wasn't a bad ending arch. It's actually really good. But the execution and how fast it happened, and how little they allowed her character to explain herself made it unsatisfying when it could have been awesome.

    Same for Jon Snow. And on down the line. Archs were fine in my opinion. They just needed much more time on the screen to play out.

    Even Bran becoming the King at the end is fine with me, IF they would have explained more about his abilities and motives. But the way they executed that round table like scene was really haphazard and not logically sound.

    A good video a ton of people watched gives what I would call a much more satisfying ending to the show, and even does it in a way that doesn't call for more episodes. I think that's the main grip here - the show deserved either more episodes or just better writing.

  • Feb 17, 2019 05:09 PM
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    Went pretty well, all considered. I didn't like them opening the show with the 2nd song being a cover of 'We Are the Champions'. Felt really, really tone deaf. I wonder how many people in the audience or those involved in the making of the Oscars realized that in the most self congratulatory show in existence, you include an anthem to how awesome you are? :) Poor choice, but good performance.

    Otherwise, didn't miss the host at all. Thought it was pretty well done. Easy format going forward. Wonder how the ratings were for this year vs the past?

    Also, guess I will have to watch Green Book now. Could have sworn Roma or The Favourite or Black Panther was going to win Best Picture. I had Roma winning it. Green Book was like 5th or 6th on my list of predictions.

  • Feb 11, 2019 07:14 PM
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    It was just alright. I'd much rather the Grammys introduce me to really good music that goes under the top 40 pop chart radar. That hasn't been the case for many years though. We already have the Billboard Awards.. the Grammys needs to rethink their strategy.

    It's something I appreciate about the Oscars actually. Every year at least 1-3 films gets on my radar because of the nominees list. Films that I wouldn't have probably watched otherwise that are actually pretty good to great get seen. Wish I could say the same about the Grammys.

  • Feb 17, 2019 05:09 PM
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    Kevin Hart will not be hosting the 91st Academy Awards due to a controversy surrounding some tweets.. so for the first time in exactly 30 years the Oscars will be aired WITHOUT a host.

    That's really odd to me and I didn't even realize the Oscars had ever done this before. But digging into it some more it kinda makes sense and it might be a good move this year and going forward.

    Everyone seems to be very aware of how much this hosting job just plain sucks now. It's impossible pressure put on whoever takes the job and with declining ratings year in year out and with the growing PC culture that puts every joke you make under a ridiculous microscope, it really does feel like a lose/lose for any would-be comedian or celebrity to take on the task.

    Maybe this will allow for longer speeches from the winners now that we don't have to sit through those sometimes painfully contrived musical numbers and just barely funny jokes as the host 'plays up the A-listers in the front row'.

    Or maybe this will just give the Academy more of a window to show compilations or maybe longer cuts from performances of the nominees during? I'd actually much prefer that. That would actually be the main selling point to this host-less Oscars; focus more on highlights from the acting, directing, editing, camera work, writing process, costume/make-up process.. everything that makes a film work. Go more in depth into that instead of .. host vamping.

    That'd be cool. Hope this model works and maybe its the mold for the Academy from now on.

  • Jan 27, 2019 06:11 PM
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    I'll also give credit to Amazon. Their last few commercials have been among the best, 90 seconds and all that. Especially liked their latest ad with Harrison Ford, Forest Whitaker and those two girls from Broad City on Comedy Central. Really well paced and I liked how they did the Queen song at the end. Also crazy it already has over 38 million views on YouTube.
  • Jan 22, 2019 04:48 PM
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    We just had 8 film trailers this year but they were all pretty good. Gotta say Us and Toy Story 4 were the most compelling.
  • Jan 27, 2019 06:11 PM
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    There are lots. From this year though so far, gotta go with The Dude reprisal -

    Stella Artois - Change Up The Usual