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Cameron Swift
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Re: TV of 2018

#52 Post by Cameron Swift » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:32 pm

I genuinely had no idea it was still running.

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#53 Post by felipe » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:09 am

Werewolf by Night wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:44 pm
You don’t have to be a hipster, poor, or “against TV” not to own one. You just have to not care about it, which seems pretty easy to do these days.
But 98.9% of American households still own a TV set, right? That's why I assumed that 1% might have specific reasons for not owning one.

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#54 Post by Werewolf by Night » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:48 pm

96.5%, according to that Nielsen report I linked to in one of my posts above. But how many of those people are only using their TVs to watch DVDs, or Netflix, or to play video games? Or only turn it on for the Superbowl or the World Cup or Grand Slam Tennis? Quite a lot, apparently.

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#55 Post by felipe » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:22 pm

Yeah, makes sense, but I still wonder. So 295 million Americans have TV at home but apparently only 30-40 million are watching it on any given night. So I guess 200 mi+ Americans are watching Netflix or maybe reading a book. Some are watching dvds, surely, but I don't think physical media sells that much. And yet, broadcast tv generates so much conversation for something that apparently no one's watching.

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#56 Post by Morbii » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:32 am

I'm one of those that has a TV almost solely for physical media (and it's never been hooked up to the airwaves/cable). In fact, it was only about a year ago that I even got Netflix, and only because it was painless to do so and they had something I wanted to watch!

I generally just buy TV shows that pique my interest. Commercial free and you can see it all at once.... The only problem I guess is potential spoilers.

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#57 Post by denti alligator » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:56 pm

Count me in as someone who has never had "TV." Even when I had an antenna, I didn't use it. Always used it for VHS/DVD/Blu ray.

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#59 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:57 am

While it was otherwise snubbed, the Emmys finally nominated Ted Danson for the Good Place

EDIT: Actually, I see Maya Rudolph was nominated too

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#60 Post by Murdoch » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:23 pm

Two nominations for Alec Berg shows is too many. Silicon Valley has settled into a frustrating formula that feels like the characters are caught in a purgatorial loop of repeating themselves since season two. Barry I've expressed my thoughts on in its designated thread.

I'll keep beating the Search Party drum, although I'm not surprised at it flying by unnoticed. TBS is known for Conan, Family Guy reruns and little else. At least Danson got a nod.

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#61 Post by MongooseCmr » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:05 pm

That’s TBS’s fault then. None of their fairly well received recent originals are streamable anywhere but their site that requires a cable login. Their Tracy Morgan show had lots of ads playing in my local theater before the trailers and we couldn’t find a legal way to watch it without buying a cable subscription

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#62 Post by Murdoch » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:05 pm

TBS's streaming is really terrible. I remember trying to watch a mid-season episode of Search Party only to find it wasn't available on Spectrum on Demand (although the episodes immediately before and after were!) and then going through the awkward process of trying to cast the app from my phone. I wasn't very impressed with Tracy Morgan's new show but it is a shame that the channel's content is so difficult to find for non-cable subscribers.

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#63 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:32 pm

Sam Rockwell will play Bob Fosse and Michelle Williams Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon for FX, to be written by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Seeing Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell perform this is a bucket list item I never knew I needed checked off

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#64 Post by bearcuborg » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:24 pm

Frasier reboot possible?!

Well, I had always wanted this-but after John Mahoney passing away, I’m not sure I want to live in a world where Martin and Eddie are no longer alive...

Still, I inhaled so deeply that I cracked a rib.

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#65 Post by mfunk9786 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:54 am

Dark Tourist is absolutely terrible. It's seventh rate Louis Theroux (Eighth rate? Ninth?) with none of the human connection or journalistic maturity. I loved the documentary Tickled, the director of which created and leads this docuseries, but if I had to guess based upon this follow-up, that was just a fluke.

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#67 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:39 am

HBO quietly eliminated access to adult programming. While I could do away with the soft-porn/"skinemax" stuff, the real loss to me is of programs like Real Sex and the programs Sheila Nevins oversaw that erred more towards a human side while remaining saucy and sex-positive.


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#69 Post by Big Ben » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:48 pm

I winced at this. I mean come on. What are they looking for a really bland knock off version of Sesame Street? The Muppets? Their CEO is gay for God's sake you'd think they'd be a little more adventurous.

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#70 Post by Never Cursed » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:49 pm

Not that I think Apple's making the right choice here (the bit about the crucifixes is nuts), but Tim Cook can't be gay and prudish?

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#71 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:24 pm

Worst decision of theirs since discontinuing the iPod Classic

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#72 Post by Big Ben » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:30 am

Cook's existence as an openly gay CEO is a political statement alebit not a huge one. People like Cook still don't the same rights as straight folks in over half of US states so the very idea that he would be prudish makes me laugh. Even shows like the Muppets, Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers were incredibly political at times. Hell even internet favorite Bob Ross thanked God at the end of nearly every episode. This strikes me as Apple not wanting to step on any toes and in doing so removing it's own feet.

Just ridiculous.

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#73 Post by Dr Amicus » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:31 pm

The Bodyguard, which finished last night, has turned out to be one of the most popular drama serials in the UK for years - and has frequently made it to the front pages of the newspapers. Written by Jed Mercurio, who also wrote the excellent Line of Duty, it's a thriller about a former soldier (who HAS ISSUES) who is now a policeman and is assigned to be the bodyguard of the controversial home secretary. To say more would spoil the turns the narrative takes - some of which are rather more believable than others - which didn't stop the Radio Times having a massive spoiler (admittedly, only if you were on catch-up) as its front cover a couple of weeks back. Anyway, I gather it's been acquired by Netflix internationally and is highly recommended (even if at times you really have to suspend disbelief and accept generic conventions / clichés). The opening sequence of the first episode in particular is excellent and really tense...

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#74 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:36 pm

Dr Amicus wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:31 pm
The Bodyguard, which finished last night, has turned out to be one of the most popular drama serials in the UK for years - and has frequently made it to the front pages of the newspapers. Written by Jed Mercurio, who also wrote the excellent Line of Duty, it's a thriller about a former soldier (who HAS ISSUES) who is now a policeman and is assigned to be the bodyguard of the controversial home secretary. To say more would spoil the turns the narrative takes - some of which are rather more believable than others - which didn't stop the Radio Times having a massive spoiler (admittedly, only if you were on catch-up) as its front cover a couple of weeks back. Anyway, I gather it's been acquired by Netflix internationally and is highly recommended (even if at times you really have to suspend disbelief and accept generic conventions / clichés). The opening sequence of the first episode in particular is excellent and really tense...
Yeah avoiding spoilers was tough. I recorded the first five episodes and watched them in the few days before the final episode.

Line of Duty is on UK Netflix I think, so it might be the same for Netflix internationally if anyone wants a guide to how Bodyguard will play out.

Richard Madden is the title character (he was in Game of Thrones apparently - I remember him from the stupid movie in Paris with Idris Elba!) protecting Keeley Hawes, doing her best Amber Rudd/Theresa May combo.

The twists keep-a-comin', you never know who to trust, the plot has holes a mile wide, but you're chewing the hell out of your nails regardless.

Please keep it as a standalone series. Line of Duty at least reinvents itself each season. I don't see how this could.


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