What are you watching???

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by HaventGotALife, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Commander Troi

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    Velma. Yes, the first episode was not good, but it's gotten better and I have a sick sense of humor. I love rich, entitled, useless Fred. :D

    I have to wonder how much of the hate directed at the show is because Female Lead of Color. Plus Daphne and Shaggy of Color.

    We're also watching The Mindy Project, which is wonderful.
     
  2. youngtrek

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    It’s funny how laugh tracks on older shows don’t bother me at all (I suppose because at the time I first saw those shows it was just considered “normal”) but when I see a current show with canned laugh track, even shows based on or continuing older shows, if seems a bit weird.

    I ran into that feeling a bit with this week’s first two episodes of the new “Night Court” series. Part of the problem, I think, is that they oftentimes way overuse the canned laughter, seemingly playing it after every line or other line spoken. When they play it after a not-funny line, it actually sort of makes the writing (or line delivery) seem weaker.

    I don’t mind it on shows as recent as “Friends”, but those shows were still shot in front of a studio audience. Sure, they were manufactured laughs (shooting and reshooting scenes way into the night, I hear) and probably “sweetened”, but generally speaking the laughs at least came at the right time.

    When my girls were kids, I’d sometimes watch the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon tweens shows with them (“Victorious”, “iCarly”, “Shake It Up”, “Good Luck, Charlie”, “Jessie”, etc.). It always struck me that these shows were/are shot like the sitcoms of the 1980s and 1990s, complete with laugh tracks, while more and more of the prime time network comedies were moving back to shooting with one camera (no studio audience) and away from using laugh tracks. (The tweens shows were a combination of the two, obviously shot with one camera and with no live audience but with the later-in-production-added canned laughs. I’m assuming the new “Night Court” and “That ‘90s Show” do it the same way.)

    I find it interesting what you said about rather having had the new “That 90s Show” be featuring on Eric and Donna in the parent roles instead of Red and Kitty. I find that a bit funny because, for me, the only reason I’m even a bit curious to watch it is for more of Eric’s parents, my favorite characters on the original. (Okay, yes, I am also curious to see the original gang, especially Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher playing adult versions of Jackie and Michael.)

    —David Young
     
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    watched Pale Blue Eye on Netflix. movie was really good.

    Now im watching Reign of Fire on Tubi later

    busy watching the last couple episodes of Season 4 of Z Nation.
     
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    QI on YouTube.
     
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  5. Kraig

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    Michelle Yeoh kicking ass across the multiverse in Everything Everywhere All at Once.

     
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    Last episode of Treason.
     
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    My wife said we've been watching too much serious and supernatural stuff, so we picked up The Best of The Flip Wilson Show on DVD. James Brown! Bobby Darin! Ella Fitzgerald!
     
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    Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.

    This is awesome. :bolian:
     
  9. John Clark

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    Enjoyed it too.

    Tonight, Black Adam for me.
     
  10. Turtletrekker

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    Eh. I liked it. The kids aren't as memorable as the originals, that would be the proverbial catching lightning in a bottle twice, but I liked them all well enough to be invested by the end of the season. Red and Kitty are amazing as always. It captured the feel and style of the original show perfectly. I hope it gets a second season.
     
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    The Old Man.
     
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    We watched most of Last Action hero, where one of the jokes they keep repeating about F Murray Abraham is "Don't trust him! He killed Mozart!" because the movie is hella Meta, and referencing other movies, inside a movie.

    We watched the pitch meeting for Moon Knight, so the wife says, why didn't I watch Moon Knight? I LOVE Egyptology... "

    Now everytime Konshu speaks, I yelp to myself "Don't trust him! He killed Mozart!!"
     
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    Episodes of Supernatural, season 4.
     
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    This scene still makes me laugh, as well as Stallone as the Terminator.
     
  16. Turd Ferguson

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    Last night I watched Everything Everywhere All At Once and I loved it :)

    I also finished up Season One of Mayor of Kingstown.
     
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    So I had no idea Daniels also made the movie, but I ended up watching Swiss Army Man last night. I figured it'd be a Weekend at Bernie's rip off, but it was weird and hilarious :)

    Looking more into Daniels' filmography, I see they've done a few things I've liked, such as the Turn Down for What video, some episodes of Children's Hospital and NTSF: SD: SUV:: on Adult Swim, and one of the funniest, weirdest things you could possibly watch, the Broomshakalaka infomercial :lol:

    I look forward to seeing what their next movie is!
     
  18. John Clark

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    I might check out the new Teen Wolf movie, but for now Musketeers, season three.
     
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    Brave New World 2020, oddly enough because I got a look at Brave New World 1980. :ack::(:wah:

    Oh! It's young Han Solo. :)