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Old 06-03-2012, 10:42 PM   #76
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It's astounding how sophisticated TV has become after decades of being maligned, you really can achieve more extraordinary storytelling than film affords. It's also catching up as a visual medium, currently budget constraints prevent a lot of experimentation with look and form, but there are some examples that come close, like Luck. Plus with the advent of original programming from streaming companies & very inexpensive 4K resolution independent production, the world of possibilities is going to get a lot bigger.

Of course with the storytelling it all comes down to the writing staff, 100's of episodes certainly don't make something better by default, just look at CBS.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:18 AM   #77
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100% agree with you there. I never really made time for TV a while ago, focussing on the more worthy world of cinema. A major change in my home life flipped this and I realised how daft I'd been.

But yeah, imagine something like Game of Thrones made into a movie series. TV, especially HBO, is where it rightly belongs and not due to a lack of source quality.

And thanks for the Brotherhood comments, maybe I'll go back to it later. Also, how does Damages fare after the first season?
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:53 AM   #78
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Damages has always been strong, the second season is probably my favorite, but obviously the novelty of Close' character and the format of the show wear off a tad once you're familiar. She's still ferocious though, and there's always great mysteries being withheld from the viewer, and interesting supporting guest performers.

It's one of the more underrated shows out there as well, which is odd considering how acclaimed and successful the first season was and how it really hasn't taken a dive creatively like I said.


And yeah, Game of Thrones was definitely one of the major examples running through my head there, it makes me think how much further HBO has knocked it out of the park versus the Lord of the Rings films. Of course I'm a tad unqualified for that comment given how I'm very familiar with that source material vs. purposefully staying ignorant of GOT for the sake of enjoying the show on its own.
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I've gotta ask... every man and his dog is frothing at the mouth to blow smoke up Game of Thrones' arse. For someone who is very uninterested by the whole medieval thing could I enjoy it? Seems there's a lot of people out there who, like me, have no interest in it, but have fallen hard for GoT.

I only wish Community was this popular.
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I'm just glad someone included Night Court

No way I could pick 20 shows I'd have to go 20 of each kind.

Oh, and Hogan's Heroes
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I've gotta ask... every man and his dog is frothing at the mouth to blow smoke up Game of Thrones' arse. For someone who is very uninterested by the whole medieval thing could I enjoy it? Seems there's a lot of people out there who, like me, have no interest in it, but have fallen hard for GoT.
As one of these people, I'd say it's worth a shot. I have very little interest in fantasy and medieval stuff, and yet here I am in complete adoration the show and now the books.
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I have very little interest in fantasy and medieval stuff, and yet here I am in complete adoration the show and now the books.
This is me as well (minus the books).
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Was just face to face with Peyton List, a.k.a. Mrs. Jane Sterling.

Let's just say I feel justified in ranking her near the top of my Mad Men hotties list.

Failed to invite her to drop acid with me.
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Was just face to face with Peyton List, a.k.a. Mrs. Jane Sterling.

Let's just say I feel justified in ranking her near the top of my Mad Men hotties list.

Failed to invite her to drop acid with me.
But did she give you props?
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THE HISTORIAN!

This was a professional situation. Pretty much hello and goodbye. Considering the neighborhood she lives in, I doubt I'll be running into her on the hip side of town. Unfortunately.
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I've gotta ask... every man and his dog is frothing at the mouth to blow smoke up Game of Thrones' arse. For someone who is very uninterested by the whole medieval thing could I enjoy it? Seems there's a lot of people out there who, like me, have no interest in it, but have fallen hard for GoT.

I only wish Community was this popular.
On the internet Community is this popular, and for the # of people that watch both shows in America, it probably is too. For its genre Game of Thrones is huge, but it's not like it's rivaling American Idol or anything.

And if you like intrigue and drama, the medieval thing doesn't matter at all, the characters, scope and ambition alone make it worth your while, absolutely. It's worth all the hype and more, but the first couple episodes put off some people so if you watch it, be patient.
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Game of Thrones is a lot more popular than you might think. It actually gets around 8 million viewers a week when you count people watching via HBO Go, On-Demand, etc. On top of that, it's the most pirated show ever this season with new episodes recently topping 2 million illegal downloads in just one day, previous record holder is last season of Dexter...

Community comes nowhere close to that 8 million on a weekly basis.
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THE HISTORIAN!

This was a professional situation. Pretty much hello and goodbye. Considering the neighborhood she lives in, I doubt I'll be running into her on the hip side of town. Unfortunately.
That series of posts after you hung out with VK is one of my all time favorite Interland moments.
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