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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #285 on: June 12, 2016, 08:53:01 pm »
C- Take a job at the local church. Go to every service (presumably under a tarp?) And take a job as the church handyman for some unspecified reason. Also hang out at every church function because...fuck it?

is that ep 3?
I cringed when I heard the synopsis that "the three embark on a journey to literally find God". like, just, right away, mysterious evil guy is just a loveable vampire soon to be BFF, kinda disappointing
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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #286 on: June 17, 2016, 03:31:38 pm »
C- Take a job at the local church. Go to every service (presumably under a tarp?) And take a job as the church handyman for some unspecified reason. Also hang out at every church function because...fuck it?

is that ep 3?
I cringed when I heard the synopsis that "the three embark on a journey to literally find God". like, just, right away, mysterious evil guy is just a loveable vampire soon to be BFF, kinda disappointing
Well...in fairness, in the comic, they want to find god so Jesse can kick his ass for the mess he made of the world.
And the vampire character was really well written and went fucking DARK. Theres a reveal about him the show probably wont do that made me feel like i had been betrayed by my own best friend.


Anyway- Voltron Legendary Defender from netflix.
This show is fucking gooood!!!
Really authentic looking anime art style, really great dialogue, well formed characters, a very interesting and slightly mysterious plot.
Giant robots punching giant monsters does not have to be moronic and lazy!

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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #287 on: June 17, 2016, 08:03:50 pm »

Anyway- Voltron Legendary Defender from netflix.
This show is fucking gooood!!!
Really authentic looking anime art style, really great dialogue, well formed characters, a very interesting and slightly mysterious plot.
Giant robots punching giant monsters does not have to be moronic and lazy!

Just feel like I need to point this out.. Did you mean to post this in the "Not the Very Best" thread?
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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #288 on: June 18, 2016, 06:24:50 am »

Anyway- Voltron Legendary Defender from netflix.
This show is fucking gooood!!!
Really authentic looking anime art style, really great dialogue, well formed characters, a very interesting and slightly mysterious plot.
Giant robots punching giant monsters does not have to be moronic and lazy!

Just feel like I need to point this out.. Did you mean to post this in the "Not the Very Best" thread?
I mean...would I call it the VERY best? I thought thats why we had this thread....
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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #289 on: June 19, 2016, 03:23:03 am »
been watching Baskets.

I guess it's somewhere between Curb and Maron, dramady/"black comedy"

for some reason torrents dry up for the final few episodes though :(
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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #290 on: June 19, 2016, 04:09:35 am »
Wynonna Earp is not good.
It's cheesy and campy, but not audacious enough to pretend it's on purpose (it tries to, though).
Still, I'll be watching - because I have no standards.
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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #291 on: June 20, 2016, 01:38:25 pm »
I feel like Preacher is designed for people who consider themselves "edgey" christians.
The main character looks like eraserhead.
The whole thing is really awful.

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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #292 on: June 20, 2016, 08:32:33 pm »
I feel like Preacher is designed for people who consider themselves "edgey" christians.
The main character looks like eraserhead.
The whole thing is really awful.

I'm loving it. It is "different". I even bought the first few Volumes of the Graphic novel to read after the season ends.

Has any one watched "Hunters". It sounded good when I read the premise. Aliens living among us being hunted by a secret US agency.
It is terrible. I didn't even know it was made in Australia until I noticed all the outside locations looked like country Victoria and that half the cast were Aussies with terrible US accents.
Even the agent playing an Aussie has a fake (stupid) accent.

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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #293 on: June 20, 2016, 08:50:30 pm »
I feel like Preacher is designed for people who consider themselves "edgey" christians.
The main character looks like eraserhead.
The whole thing is really awful.

I have to agree about the rapid decline.
I was intrigued at first, but now it's feeling a bit all over the place.

plus the angel characters just remind me of the show Utopia, which was a great show.
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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #294 on: June 23, 2016, 05:23:13 pm »
Dr Who, Season 8 truly silly, best seen as a kids show.  Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy it but the moon is a giant egg?


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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #295 on: June 23, 2016, 06:57:30 pm »
Dr Who, Season 8 truly silly, best seen as a kids show.  Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy it but the moon is a giant egg?
Yeah, that was pretty much the last straw for me.

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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #296 on: June 23, 2016, 10:17:18 pm »
OMFG.  Sid and Marty Kroft are back, and they are so fucking hacky they are not even coming up with new ideas.  So far they have renewed Electra Woman and Sigmund And the Sea Monsters.  They are looking at reviving The Bugaloos, Land of the Lost, and God help us all, fucking Wonderbug.  One of the worst trouble I got in as a kid was when I threw a pillow at the TV in dusgust at how shitty Wonderbug was.  I was ables to lessen my sentence by saying "but did you see how bad that was?"

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/06/21/sid-marty-krofft-sigmund-sea-monsters-reboot

I will admit Electra Woman (and Debbie Harry) awokened something in my youthful PANTS!
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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #297 on: June 30, 2016, 08:28:47 am »
Powers on playstation network is ok.
Its a police procedural about a division of regular cops who investigate crimes by and against people with super powers. One of the main characters (played by Sharlto Copley) is a detective who had powers but lost them.
The aesthetics of the show are a little off. The costumes look weirdly last minute and nobody actually looks like a superhero. I think thats kind of the point? It works when you think about it, but if you dont, it makes the whole thing seem a bit low budget.
Im a huge fan of the comic its based on and a couple of things that bug me is that the biggest and coolest reveal of the comics gets subtley written out in the first episode. Theres basically no way it can happen now unless Walker is flat out lying and that sucks.
Second, Deena Pilgrim seems well cast, but the tv version doesnt seem to have the same level of aggression and "dont give a fuckness" as the comic version.
The pilot is slow and a bit too long, but episode two has me very intrigued.
Episode two does a quick recap so I say maybe start there and go back if you like it?

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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #298 on: July 02, 2016, 05:18:44 pm »
Killjoys is back!
Its a higher budget but not as well written Firefly/Cowboybeebop type show.
Style over substance but fun enough.

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Re: List of the Not the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #299 on: July 02, 2016, 09:46:19 pm »
Killjoys is back!
Its a higher budget but not as well written Firefly/Cowboybeebop type show.
Style over substance but fun enough.

Also Dark Matter is back. That is also a Firefly clone. It didn't start off as good as Killjoys, but it improved throughout the first season to be very enjoyable.