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Babar
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« Reply #75 on: Mar 01, 2012, 09:17:04 PM »

Man, I kinda wish Seinfeld would've gone another couple seasons with Jerry as showrunner. Se. 8 & 9 aren't better than the David golden age episodes, but they are extremely weird and dark and absurd.

I agree. The Chicken Roaster is in my top 3 along with The Marine Biologist and The Contest.
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« Reply #76 on: Mar 01, 2012, 09:19:31 PM »

YES

Misfits was great and I repped for it hard last year but this latest season .... awful, unwatchable stuff. The one person I know who sat through it, agreed, after hopefully watching every last ep.
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« Reply #77 on: Mar 01, 2012, 09:20:33 PM »

Man, I kinda wish Seinfeld would've gone another couple seasons with Jerry as showrunner. Se. 8 & 9 aren't better than the David golden age episodes, but they are extremely weird and dark and absurd.

I agree. The Chicken Roaster is in my top 3 along with The Marine Biologist and The Contest.

I've become very partial to the "The Slicer"
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« Reply #78 on: Mar 01, 2012, 09:24:14 PM »

Man, I kinda wish Seinfeld would've gone another couple seasons with Jerry as showrunner. Se. 8 & 9 aren't better than the David golden age episodes, but they are extremely weird and dark and absurd.

Yeah I like season 8 a lot, and a handful of season 9 episodes ("The Wizard" is probably one of my four or five favorite episodes of the entire series)
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« Reply #79 on: Mar 02, 2012, 03:09:39 AM »

Damn, you guys are making me want to rewatch late-period Seinfeld! (which I liked in the first place)

I've mostly been busy with the West Wing boxset lately. I started in December and am in the middle of season 4 right now. I was intending to watch one episode last night, but ended up watching three: the first one was the one with CJ at her father's in Ohio and it was so devastating that it left me pretty much in tears, so I decided to watch the next one to stop on a less upsetting note, and when I discovered that one was the first part of a two-parter well...

It's all been great so far but I've found the beginning of season 4 particularly strong - there's been some excellent comedy: I don't often laugh out loud watching TV or movies but I've found myself doing so at least four or five times this season already.
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« Reply #80 on: Mar 02, 2012, 08:51:33 AM »

My new favorite episode of Seinfeld
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« Reply #81 on: Mar 02, 2012, 08:58:52 AM »

How come?

Oh, I just think that a lot of people's enjoyment of Misfits hinges on whether they find Nathan amusing or annoying, and you'd likely find him annoying. I could be totally wrong though!
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« Reply #82 on: Mar 02, 2012, 10:01:22 AM »

I liked Nathan--I mean, he's annoying but he's a fun annoying. I think pollo's irascibility is similar to mine. I say give it a shot pollo!
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« Reply #83 on: Mar 02, 2012, 10:31:14 AM »

YES

Misfits was great and I repped for it hard last year but this latest season .... awful, unwatchable stuff. The one person I know who sat through it, agreed, after hopefully watching every last ep.

yeah this season I haven't even finished watching. It's fill in the blanks stuff. I will finish it eventually because I love Kelly and I care what happens with her character.

Also Nathan made me cringe but I also formed a soft spot for him early on.
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YojimboMonkey
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« Reply #84 on: Mar 02, 2012, 10:45:11 AM »

I've only watched the first 2 series. So, S3 at least is still worth watching?
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« Reply #85 on: Mar 02, 2012, 10:55:24 AM »

OK I was scanning the wikipedia article and it mentioned S4 but that hasn't actually come out yet I guess. So you're saying it's S3 that is terrible
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« Reply #86 on: Mar 02, 2012, 10:58:19 AM »

It's not TERRIBLE, just meh
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« Reply #87 on: Mar 03, 2012, 01:17:05 AM »

http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2012/02/slavoj-zizek-the-wire-or-the-clash-of-civilisations-in-one-country/

90min of Zizek riffing on the Wire. Partially it's a response to a Frederic Jameson essay, mostly it's a series of observations on Zizek's favorite topics loosely held together by a critique of the show. Worth a listen if you get off on his particular brand of criticism (it's pretty broadly appealing, anyway), and if you're a diehard fan of the Wire there are some good insights in there.
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« Reply #88 on: Mar 03, 2012, 01:34:17 AM »

That sounds like the perfect way to ruin the Wire.
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« Reply #89 on: Mar 03, 2012, 01:54:07 AM »

Are you anti-Zizek?
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« Reply #90 on: Mar 03, 2012, 01:56:42 AM »

I'm, umm, awake too late. I've only really had a superficial ten minute introduction to the man.
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« Reply #91 on: Mar 03, 2012, 09:15:05 PM »

I want to give up on everything except Too Cute. Baby animals, man. Sloth bath time. Kittens named Noodles. Fat pugs sneezing.
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« Reply #92 on: Mar 04, 2012, 01:02:43 PM »

It's not TERRIBLE, just meh

Yeah.
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« Reply #93 on: Mar 04, 2012, 05:14:33 PM »

I liked Nathan--I mean, he's annoying but he's a fun annoying. I think pollo's irascibility is similar to mine. I say give it a shot pollo!

Key difference between him and the season 3 dude. And yes, at least Nathan had a sense of humour. I ended up getting a bit annoyed with the others for being lumpish and rolling their eyes whenever Nathan made a joke. I suppose that's like Buffy though, where you laugh but none of the characters do.
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ellaguru
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« Reply #94 on: Mar 05, 2012, 09:51:25 PM »

blucas: the finale/cliffhanger to Chloe King was genuinely pretty awesome.
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« Reply #95 on: Mar 07, 2012, 01:46:42 PM »

I watched an episode of Comic Book Men the other day, and it's one of the most abominable things I've seen in a long time.  What really disappointed me was that I'm sure there's a really good documentary to be made about people that work in a comic book store, but this Kevin-Smith-helmed version seems mostly like an excuse for Kevin Smith to be all "look how funny my friends are when they talk about comics!"

Which would be cool (and kind of like a nerdier version of The League), except they're not funny at all, so the whole thing reeks of desperation.  Just wretched!
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« Reply #96 on: Mar 07, 2012, 01:53:07 PM »

That was the one with your old roomie, yeah?
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« Reply #97 on: Mar 07, 2012, 02:01:36 PM »

Yeah, his Special Appearance in this week's episode was the reason I watched it.  I called him afterward and was like THAT SHOW IS SO BAD and he was all I KNOW
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« Reply #98 on: Mar 07, 2012, 02:08:26 PM »

blucas: the finale/cliffhanger to Chloe King was genuinely pretty awesome.

Yeah! That show improved steady and was really firing on all cylinders by the end. Shame that of all its dubious teen soaps, it was the one ABC Family chose not to bring back.
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« Reply #99 on: Mar 07, 2012, 02:20:45 PM »

Oh, it's done? That's too bad.
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