Ugly Things That Ruin a Show

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Spot's Meow, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. wissaboo

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    so this is kinda a variation on the theme

    but years ago I was watching the old Arsenio Hall show and he told one of the audience members to shut the f*** up. I could never watch the show again. I tried to watch his new show and still can't do it.
     
  2. JiNX-01

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    I love Zoidberg. :)
     
  3. Spot's Meow

    Spot's Meow Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Yes, it does seem like the newer animation isn't as visually appealing. But then again, Futurama (aside from the previously mentioned icky Zoidberg!) is very lovely to look at.

    I think The Simpson's does a great job of portraying unattractive things is a way that isn't visually repulsive. For example, you get the idea that Homer or Moe are not attractive guys, but the animation itself is still nice, doesn't make you want to look away.
     
  4. Triskelion

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    Dear world: Enough with the cartoons and super heroes.

    That is all.
     
  5. Kestrel

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    Eh?

    Nonsense. Look at the Avatar:TLA or The Legend of Korra, look at Young Justice, just try and tell me modern animation is "nasty."

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  6. the G-man

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    This. Love Zoidberg
     
  7. Unicron

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  8. Alidar Jarok

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    I think they're talking about comedic cartoons, though.
     
  9. The Borgified Corpse

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    I think Phineas & Ferb is a great example of very attractive modern-day animation.

    You've got a point there. I really like Superman Returns but I admit that the visuals are sometimes a bit too dingy for my tastes. I suspect some of that had something to do with Jon Peters. He'd always had problems with Superman's red & blue suit. Perhaps he was trying to downplay that as much as possible without actually changing the colors alltogether.

    I will always agree with this. Leonard is by far the show's worst offender. Between the voice & the supremely godawful fashion sense, he's like a white Urkel.:wtf:

    Didn't the same thing happen with Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow? I had a pretty hard time dealing with that movie's drab color palette.
     
  10. Greg Cox

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    But . . but you have super-babes as your avatar? I'm confused.
     
  11. Aragorn

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    Has the pedophile gramps from Family Guy been mentioned? I just can't tolerate that character. Maybe it has something to do with his pedophilia.
     
  12. Aldo

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    Stay away from tonight's episode then :D
     
  13. JirinPanthosa

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    I think the reason they get away with the pedophile gramps thing is that he's too frail to actually rape anyone, so while he's disgusting he's actually harmless.

    But what Stewie has turned into bugs me more than that. It's like, they ran out of ideas for 'The evil overlord baby' angle and said 'Hey let's just make gay jokes with him'. And every time they go there I cringe.
     
  14. Aldo

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    Before the show got cancelled they were going to do an episode where Stewie comes out. Once they returned though they decided to just make him ambiguously gay instead.
     
  15. JirinPanthosa

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    When's he going to come out as terribly written?

    He's 1, how's his sexuality relevant? Maybe if it were funny, at all, but it's just a bunch of weird uncomfortable grabbiness. Another Family Guy character who was funny in 1999 but turned into something monotonous and cheesy.
     
  16. Aldo

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    I always found it funny, different strokes and all that I guess.

    That's not to say I watch the show anymore. There was this one episode where Brian accidentally runs over a dog that just left a bad taste in my mouth, I'm sure they could have done something funny with the premise, but they chose to be extremely graphic in the aftermath of the accident. I've not watched it regularly since.
     
  17. The Borgified Corpse

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    Something about Star Trek Into Darkness has been bugging me. It's far from my deal breaker with the film, but who the hell designed those uniforms for the USS Vengeance crew?! How am I supposed to take a bad guy seriously when he's dressed like that?

    I have some friends who are huge die hard Star Wars fans who refuse to re-watch "Blue Harvest" because they hate the fact that Obi-Wan Kenobi is the pedophile old guy.
     
  18. JirinPanthosa

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    I refuse to watch Blue Harvest again because it's just the movie scene for scene with easy laugh-oriented character replacement and snarky commentary.
     
  19. Foxhot

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    And the sequels even more so. ROBOT CHICKEN and FAMILY GUY both milk the WARS trilogy for all it's worth. (Must be a Seth Green thing.) What's really funny is Peter Griffin telling Lois HER voice is annoying.
     
  20. Timewalker

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    I agree that the hats are ridiculous, but at least they're not as bad as black rubber stillsuits. Some of the actors just about died of heatstroke, trying to cope with wearing those things in the desert.

    As for the funny hats, I just chalk that up to a future society where the aristocracy has all these servants and slaves to do their work for them, so they never need to worry about wearing anything practical.


    One of the ugly-things-in-tv-shows that I recall is the colorized versions of some of the old Richard Greene "Robin Hood" series. I loved that program when I was a kid, and enjoyed it even more as an adult - in black and white. I saw some colorized episodes, though, and the first thing that came to mind was, "Grown men just don't wear that shade of green! They wouldn't be caught dead in it!"

    (any grown men here who wish to contradict me, go ahead...)


    Something else that would dissuade me from watching a show: ugly voices/accents. There are some kinds of accents that I can't stand hearing, and if a character on a show has that kind of accent or a particularly scratchy or shrill voice, I won't watch it.