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Television Anonymous Comrade 03/25/2020 (Wed) 03:35:09 No. 7366
Let's make a thread to discuss, review and analyze tv shows. Everybody is binging something these days. Argue about dvd commentaries, Post your thesis on King of the Hill, Reminisce about a tv show you used to watch but don't quite remember it's title. Just about anything related to shows. Post your highscore on those Ben 10 CN flash games. Anything goes.
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delete and change to /tv/ lmao
>>7368 No. /bane/ is the one true name.
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>>7370 Mr. Bane, I am CIA
>>7368 >>7370 i used up all my time on mspaint for today. the parental lock won't unlock until tomorrow Anyways, I've been trying to watch Curb your enthusiasm and is it one of those shows that gets better after first few episodes or seasons
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Mordecai is the bigger simp. No questions asked. If anyone tried to say anything about Finn and how 'but much princess bubblegum' is full of horseshit. He was a child when his 'simp' tendencies arose. So by that logic, he was simply having hormones and growing up. Meanwhile Mordecai is 23 years old when the show starts, meaning he only got older from there. And yet he constantly was simping. He should've learned that this shit ain't right when he was in high school, but he didn't apparently. Instead, he killed his long time best friend because Rigby wanted to make a point to Mordecai about how he should've been bros over hoes, not simping for Margret. But Mordecai doesn't care for that, choosing instead to continue simping. There is a scene that when I first saw, I didn't really care for. But ever since seeing the light and how much of a simp Mordecai truly is, I can't let go of. In the episode Pink Sweater, Mordecai is dealing with a rejection from Margret and is under a depression. Now, some would say that he still wrong for him to be sulking/simping, but I give him the benefit of the doubt. But what I cannot forgive is when after he finally lets her go, and he is doing laundry and finds her sweater, the first thing does is sniff it. This right there is maximum level SIMPING. This is not a debate, this is a realization. Mordecai is one of the biggest simp alive, the only other one being Morty from the fucking Pickle Rick Show
>>7410 haha yes
I showed OITNB to my mother and now she's fucking obsessed with it She's already at season 5/6 and the last season I watched was 1
>>7468 Lol cute
>>7468 Define obsessed. Like spamming you with orange is the new black reaction gifsTM? I don't see what's the problem with her enjoying it unless you hate the show or something
Did the ending really ruin the rest of the show? Like, I thought the ending was indeed trash but I thought that the rest of the show was still fine
>>7479 Yeah the show is good. But fuck that ending. If I owned the DVD I would legit edit the alternate ending they had into the finale. This is the only sitcom I refuse to rewatch because it makes me highly emotional because of all the feels. The only things that didn't age well at all was most of barney's degeneracy and the naked man move. Also robin worst girl. She was so selfish and stupid writers were so desperate for a shitty twist to force mosby and her together.
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I have a hard drive pretty much full of new shows I've been meaning to binge over the lockdown but in all likelihood I'm just going to rewatch Wonder Showzen and X:RA for the millionth time
>>7486 wow i though your picture was a meme edit but it was actually real https://youtu.be/IwvrGHsjD7g >new shows new to you or just recent stuff made in 2017+ onwards
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God I miss Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
>>7489 what do you miss about it?
Currently watching Damnation. Pretty good so far desu.
>>7504 it's like, okay. as it goes on I feel like it distracts itself from the commie message and focuses a lot on this paper-thin narrative about some kind of shared personal history between the preacher dude and a couple of the main antagonists. keep watching and see if it keeps being enjoyable but I can't guarantee.
>>7489 i can never get into the whole adult swim shows. just too mundane. eric andre stuff used to be funny but looking back at it, i feel bored with the wacky antics.
>>7508 What do you not find funny about it? Do you think it's just lol XD funny humor or what? Personally I find it quite hilarious, however I'm also didn't watch the eric andre show when it was actually airing, instead simply watching youtube.
>>7531 yeah that's what i think it is weird crazy shenanigans there is some sentient french fry and a greasy guy who wears flip flops like I don't consider it to be bad but just not for my tastes in this age.
>>7533 ok boomer what kind of comedy tickles your interest?
>>7534 big bazinga and a half men I just like regular sitcoms man, I AM NOT A BOOMER!!!
>>7537 I sorta regret I've spent my entire childhood watching comedies like two and half men. It was comfy time though.
>>7552 what comedies do you watch nowadays superstore, b99 are some current good comedies.
Can somebody help me make a supercut of the punisher series and the episodes he is in daredevil. i jut want to know the episodes with plot and action without any of the boring stuff. trying to show somebody the series
>>7555 I don't watch comedy nowadays. Nothing makes me laugh now. I don't remember the last time I've had a good laugh.
>>7636 wtf dude try watching something funny, you sound too sad. just look at compilations of dads getting hit in the nuts
What did you think of 'The Americans'?
>>7621 Punisher is boring as shit and most of the plot is nothing other than neoliberal propaganda. Daredevil was way better. >>7366 Rewatching Swamp thing now. The more I watched the more I’m pissed that WB canceled it just because of their utter incompetence. Harley Quinn was surprisingly entertaining, much more than the flanderized trash that is the comic.
>>7767 >Swamp Thing book was better
>>7767 ah come on just tell me what episodes that moves the plot ahead so i can supercut it all together please. i just like him shooting bad guys.
>>7779 Ask this shit on r*ddit. Usually they're good for this sort of things.
>>7768 Sure. But anything is really. As good as the Doom Patrol series, it would never beat Moz’s run. That shit was great and one of his best books.
>>7760 I guess they are okay. Should actually put the guns to some use and stop getting bullied by the government. Leftists should take charge of the gun nuts there.
>>7475 >Define obsessed Aside from making references to the characters and scenes constantly, she used the computer all the damn time to binge watch the show, and wouldn't let me play my video games, which was a bit annoying. But I don't hate it, I also want to watch it but now is not the time, because now I have to do a lot of homework (she stopped watching it because of this). What do you think about Orange is the New Black? I think it's a very solid series. I accidentally watched a couple of later episodes on TV and that's what got me interested. I guess I tend to like single-cam comedies, like Everybody Hates Chris or Malcolm in the Middle (my favorite sitcom ever).
>>7810 this post is so innocent and pure. i love it.
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What do y'all think of the Boondocks and the prospect of 2 new seasons
Probably an unpopular take but Westworld was a gorefest fantasy that they decided to make into a pseudophilosphical dialogue with events outright contradicting actions within Seasons. It has some good ideas but frankly at the end it leads me to think that making a self-aware intelligence artificially is both cruel and a bad idea.
>>7817 Boondocks was cool but I don't wanna see shitty takes from the writers about current events so I don't know
>>7479 Well, the show had problems from the start. It couldn't get out of the trap it made for itself (sitcom but the story has a clear goal from the start) and lot of the comedy relied on subverting personality traits of the (one-dimensional) main characters which made heavy stuff harder to sell to the audience. Still liked it, but that was several years ago when I was somewhat younger.
>>7993 that is not unpopular, it's treated with about the same reverence as the present walking dead.
>>7817 The comic helped radicalize me. It sucks that Huey was turned into a liberal in the show, but overall it's better at satire because of the format. It's useless without Aaron McGruder though, and it won't be the same without John Witherspoon. >>7993 >Probably an unpopular take but Westworld was a gorefest fantasy that they decided to make into a pseudophilosphical dialogue with events outright contradicting actions within Seasons. The first season was the one that was heaviest on philosophy though. Part of why season 2 was awful was leaning into the violence and the confusing plots. The show as a whole has been heavily re-written so parts of it are contradictory for that reason. You can tell which parts of the first season are from the pilot because the hair and makeup is different and the budget was much lower, and the "high minded" questions about consciousness were there from the beginning. It's just a Bravo Nolan project so you gotta have some dumb action too. But supposedly that's meant to lure in the average viewer who wants sex and violence. The first season is confusing on purpose because it's trying to take the audience along with the robots figuring out what's going on. The second season seems like it's confusing to stop reddit from figuring out the plot ahead of time like they did based on the clues and foreshadowing in season 1. The third season is much more straightforward, probably because they realized being confusing for its own sake is dumb. Also season 2 had serious continuity problems. They're not really doing anything about the cringy Nolan writing though. The show is not exactly subtle about being anti-capitalist, so there's that.
>>7817 I get the appeal with its anime style and unabashed use of slurs and other R-rated stuff but it's not my cup of tea. Has some good moments though, and I liked looking out for Naruto and other anime references in the show. Wouldn't watch again but it was an interesting ride.
>>8020 Interesting, because I've been rewatching season one of Westworld and honestly, it was easily the best season. The stage presence of Anthony Hopkins certain helped but the plot had a superb mix of being straight-forward enough to follow with relative ease, while still giving you riddles and philosophical stuff. I really liked how they used the theory of the bicameral mind to hypothetically bootstrapping consciousness on the robots as an emergent property of the hosts "hearing" their own program code to the point where they'll eventually have to do introspection and therefore becoming conscious. I think the theory of the bicameral mind is flawed, especially from a Marxist standpoint (and Ford says it outright to Bernard that it's debunked too) but it actually makes a lot of sense with regard to the emergence of consciousness in an AI. It's coherent, it makes sense. The allegory with finding the path to consciousness as the center of a maze is also done pretty well. I'm not some liberal redditor but I do have to say that Westworld season one was probably one of the best things TV will give us. Shows rarely manage to mix in plot and characters that keep you invested, philosophical stuff and nuts for you to crack without it all being too convoluted. Just compare this with the absolute shitfest that was Star Trek: Picard that worked with a similar theme (probably ripped off Westworld, considering how Kurtzman rips off stuff all the time). I also give them credit that they managed to do all this with the obvious ridiculous set-up with a theme park where people can play cowboy. Western crossovers have always been on the humorist side, so it wouldn't take a lot for it to feel silly if you don't hit the tone all the way through. The problem with the center of the maze is that once you are there, the show is stuck between a rock and a hard place. They basically decided to get characters back into the maze again, which makes you immediately less invested, because you already heard the story about robots becoming conscious. To mitigate that, they ramped up the fantastic elements (Maeve getting some capeshit type superpowers and the weeabo stuff) and the riddles. If they really tried to make it overcomplicated so the redditors didn't figure it out (and didn't they anyway?), then that's absolutely retarded and fan service done wrong. It was impossible to follow at some points which is what nerdy screenwriters sometimes do when they lack substance, which they did at this point because season two has no coherent philosophical concept. The whole "actually, that guy was a robot all the time!" thing works once, but once you are pulling this off all the time you are lowering the stakes for audience investment, people actually being robots all the time obfuscates the actual difference between humans and robots. They were hinting at some darker things going on, with rich people wanting to live forever in the mind of hosts, secret weapons, or a plan to replace powerful people with copies controlled by whoever owns Delos. But they didn't follow through with that and resorted back to riddles. There are still some good episodes, episode four with the Delos now-robot guy being tested and the glycerin shenanigans by this bandit guy were some of the best scenes of the show. The episode with the native tribe was good as well. Season three brings in the much-needed change of tone by ripping off Terminator a little bit, but that was probably necessary, you can't have another season in the park at this point. It's returning to the bigger questions such as surveillance capitalism, very overtly. The problem is that they still do this shit they did in season 2, having human characters turning out to be robots, having robots tested by other robots who are controlled by other robots. We see Charlotte Hale knowing she's a robot, and knowing that Dolores put a mind of someone in her we probably know, but then for the rest of the episode we see Tessa Thompson playing her heart out which would be amazing, but don't know who is actually in her, so we don't know what to do with this. I feel like the showrunners actually have some good ideas and plot lines, but for some reason have they have to do this narcissistic thing screenwriters often do, where they feel that they're smarter than their audience, so they have to write in an unnecessary twist. Westworld season three would work on its own - the plot, the characters, the social critique/philosophy - without adding the riddles and withholding information from the viewer. I also heavily dislike what they're doing to Maeve, she is a great character and Thandie Newton is incredible to look at for her age, but they are giving her this stupid arc where she only wants to be reunited with her daughter in some form of digital heaven. This is stupid, if Maeve was really conscious she would know how the affection for her daughter was just a remnant from a former narrative, she comes over as a very rational voice of reason, so it's out of character to fall for that. Furthermore, I'm going to be mad if that Serrac guy is actually just some projection of that Skynet AI - they would actually revert expectations when Serrac is really just Serrac and not some holographic projection, robot, or whatnot. Because when they are setting up Serrac vs Dolores, it's basically AI vs AI with humans out of the picture, and who really wants to know the outcome here anyway. Oh, and one last thing before I'm done here, it's inconsistent that the big secret is to figure out how to transport a human mind into a host mind without breaking the mind, when characters we believed to be human turned out hosts all the time. Also, wouldn't that be like dying anyway? It would still all fade to black for me, right? Even though when there is now a copy of me.
>>8018 Walking dead was always kind of shit though. It kept me watching in the earlier seasons with the cliffhangers but I never liked the characters, they were all douches. Rick never stops being this cop asshole, Daryl is just fan service, Carol is a completely psychotic bitch, Carol is the kid everyone hates, Glenn is just bland, Maggie is an incredibly condescending know-it-all, Andrea is the woman everybody hates, etc. while they kill off characters that are tolerable all the time for the shock effect. At least Westworld has characters - in my opinion - that are likeable.
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Has there ever been such a gigantic drop in quality as it happened after season four of Games of Thrones? It's incredible how they ruined it. Although I was incredibly annoyed the Harry-Potterfication of the show due to being so enormously popular (as someone who has read A Song of Ice and Fire since being kid), I'm still kind of enamored with the first four seasons, despite some problems there arising as well. People should never stop bullying the retards in pic related about it, but it's also sort of GRRM's fault for being such a lazy fat bitch.
>>8028 Yeah, I also like Westworld overall. The 2nd and 3rd seasons overall are bad to questionable IMO but the first season was some well done scifi. It's a good mix of raising questions about technology and society but also an interesting story. Honestly they could have ended the series there and it would have been fine. But I don't know maybe in retrospect the second season will be better, if they were setting up things that don't pay off for a while. It certainly has potential. The bicameral mind thing was probably the best aspect of it IMO. I read the actual book years ago and the way they present Dolores' perspective is very in line with that idea of cognition, particularly the journey to consciousness. You don't often see scifi go out of its way to explore how differently AI would think from humans, except robots not having emotions or something basic like that. The rest of the philosophy was pretty shallow but that gives people a bunch of different jumping off points to go deeper, which is probably best for a TV show. >I'm not some liberal redditor but I do have to say that Westworld season one was probably one of the best things TV will give us. Within capitalism, maybe. I still think The Wire is top TV though. That's pretty thoroughly exploring real politics and while you have cop protagonists they're not very sympathetic. Westworld has potential to be GOAT television but it has some glaring flaws like nobody understanding combat tactics and HBO-itis where you have to say fuck every other line. >I also give them credit that they managed to do all this with the obvious ridiculous set-up with a theme park where people can play cowboy. Constantly grounding it in video game logic is probably what makes it work tbh. "What if video games, but in real life?" is extremely played out in internet humor, but the show is more asking what happens when people internalize video game logic and then apply it to "real" people because they're just NPCs to them. >If they really tried to make it overcomplicated so the redditors didn't figure it out (and didn't they anyway?), then that's absolutely retarded and fan service done wrong. I don't think anybody predicted the major twists in season two, and unlike season one there was almost no foreshadowing or hinting at them. They also make little sense given the characters' motivations (more than one major twist happening because a character completely changed their mind about something at the last minute). Some of the convoluted plot does relate to the themes but it's handled in a needlessly obtuse way. >I feel like the showrunners actually have some good ideas and plot lines, but for some reason have they have to do this narcissistic thing screenwriters often do, where they feel that they're smarter than their audience, so they have to write in an unnecessary twist. I think they flat out said they are writing for the audience that wants to figure out the puzzles, which tbh is kind of avant-garde these days. From what I've read they are pretty humble about not being able to fool people, since they didn't expect people to figure out any of season 1 and they figured out absolutely everything. >The whole "actually, that guy was a robot all the time!" thing works once, but once you are pulling this off all the time you are lowering the stakes for audience investment, people actually being robots all the time obfuscates the actual difference between humans and robots. One of those reveals actually undercut a really great and subtle thematic development in season one about human perception vs robot surveillance. I'm talking about Stubbs being aware of the romantic connection between Bernard and Theresa, despite all the digital evidence being deleted. Small moment but the theme is totally invalidated when it turns out he was a robot all along. >They were hinting at some darker things going on, with rich people wanting to live forever in the mind of hosts They did develop this somewhat. The conclusion was just silly with why it didn't work. I thought that they did have some great existential material with the various eschatological views, like humans wanting transhumanism and some hosts wanting to escape to an afterlife, and Dolores wanting to escape/destroy the park. They didn't develop it enough though, and gave way too much time to goofy plot twists. >There are still some good episodes I agree, but the season as a whole was very weak. Shit, the episode focusing on Akecheta could have been a standalone short film, for how much of it happens prior to season 2's events. >having robots tested by other robots who are controlled by other robots That's explicitly commentary on the nature of AI today, and how machine learning works. Nolan refers to it in one of the after-the-show things they're doing now. It's an example of rehabilitating season 2 for me. The epic bacon plot twists of Bernard re-creating Dolores and vice versa reflect learning algorithms and the fact that humans don't really know what is happening under the hood with AI anymore. In the context of surveillance capitalism and big data, this is extremely relevant. A lot of people (me included) expect a big reveal this season to be that Rehoboam is actually a very "dumb" AI and its decisions are terrible but it's too stupid to realize it and humans have no idea how the AI works but trust it because reasons (probably the thing about the part of the brain that makes you believe in god). And even if Serac is part of Rehoboam, he's definitely physical rather than a projection. They made a point of having him shoot a guy in the last episode. >I also heavily dislike what they're doing to Maeve, she is a great character and Thandie Newton is incredible to look at for her age, but they are giving her this stupid arc where she only wants to be reunited with her daughter in some form of digital heaven. This is stupid, if Maeve was really conscious she would know how the affection for her daughter was just a remnant from a former narrative, she comes over as a very rational voice of reason, so it's out of character to fall for that. I'm not sure Maeve is actually that motivated by going to robot heaven. That works in one episode to get her to the Forge, but it turns out to be a ploy to get information from her. After that, she seems more interested in escaping her current predicament than being with her "daughter." She was willing to an hero before she was offered salvation, and seemed to me like she was more accepting of that as a means of escape more than reunion. Also, a big point of her character is that she chooses to care about her connections to other people/hosts, unlike Dolores. Dolores is individualistic, using people instrumentally to her benefit. She softened on this after she drove Teddy to suicide and will probably change more after interacting with Caleb, the token good human. Maeve OTOH is constantly concerned about the others, even to a fault by letting the Shogun World hosts "freely" choose to stay in the park without really understanding the choice. This gets into a whole other thing, where it seems like they're making the major characters allegorical for major socialist tendencies (but that's a whole other post). Caring about her daughter is one of her defining traits too. It's what causes her breakdown/transfer and her return to the park. >Also, wouldn't that be like dying anyway? It would still all fade to black for me, right? Even though when there is now a copy of me. This question has been done to death. <If all the parts of Theseus's ship have been replaced, is it still the same ship? <Is it still Captain Kirk on the other side of the Star Trek transporter? <Are you still you even though all the atoms in your body are different from the ones you had 7 years ago? <When you lose consciousness to go to sleep is it the same you that wakes up? It's like Angela says in I think the second episode - if you can't tell the difference does it matter? Pretty sure the show just takes that position for the sake of argument, the same way it does with human cognition being comica
>>8036 Post got cut off. >the same way it does with human cognition being comically simple in the end. >>8030 GoT probably has the widest range in quality of any show ever. The drop was pretty smooth I'd say. Season 1 was consistently good with several GOAT scenes, but over time the average quality just kept going down. The material really doesn't suit adaptation. It gets too complicated. Too many plots intersect so you have to start cutting things for time. You can't maintain the coherent storytelling and themes when you change it around so much. On a lighter note, Westworld mocked Dumb and Dumber in a cameo recently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxeuYYaml28
>>7366 >Everybody is binging something these days. No, they're not. You only say that to make yourself feel better about wasting time on what you know to be bullshit, instead of doing something productive. "It's OK if I do nothing to improve my material conditions, nobody else is!"
>>8039 Wtf are you on about shitty wokescold? Entertainment can do many things. You do not know anything about anyone to be this antagonistic and projecting. This is the hobby board. Binging has no criteria for how long or how much time is spent. And "productive" is a very easy and capitalist high horse you can climb up on to rage on others. Look at that stuff this dude wrote >>8036 Just because he is not earning a paycheck for writing that shit does that mean he is wasting his time? If then you shouldn't even be on on this site. Since according to your narrow definition of "productive" you are a hypocrite for posting here. Everybody needs time off to do recreational activities. Some people choose movies and television. And some of us choose to discuss said movies & tv on forums. Deal with it, twat. Not all of us blow off steam by going into off topic self righteous rants on imageboards based on 1 fucking sentence.
>>8040 >Wtf are you on about shitty wokescold? >wokescold >please say only nice things to me, my therapist says criticism is bad for my mental health, gotta focus on the positive! You make me sick. >Entertainment can do many things. Name five. >You do not know anything about anyone to be this antagonistic and projecting. I don't need to "know anything about anyone" to understand when something is detrimental, you fucking liberal. >see a guy punching himself in the face >"hey, you should sto-" >-"stop being such a wokescold! you don't know anything about the man, maybe he has good reason to punch himself in the face repeatedly" That is how retarded you sound. >This is the hobby board. On a leftist website. Mindlessly "binging" on TV shows is not a hobby. Unless you also think laying on the ground motionless, drooling is also a hobby? Because the same level of thought is required to drool on the floor and watch TV shows, so why not just do the former and save yourself some money? You'd probably be better for it because your head wouldn't get filled with shit. >Binging has no criteria for how long or how much time is spent. Wanna state some other obvious things? No word has a strict "criteria" because their meaning depends on context. If I say "small elephant" and "small pencil", you don't actually think that both the elephant and the pencil are the same size -- "small". I wouldn't be surprised if you did, honestly. So when you say "binge a TV show" everyone knows what "binge" means from the context. You trying to weasel out of it by claiming "binge" can mean anything isn't going to fly here you fucking post-modernist. >And "productive" is a very easy and capitalist high horse you can climb up on to rage on others. Oh is it? So I guess when Marx says <"For labor, life activity, productive life itself, appears to man in the first place merely as a means of satisfying a need – the need to maintain physical existence. Yet the productive life is the life of the species. It is life-engendering life. The whole character of a species, its species-character, is contained in the character of its life activity; and free, conscious activity is man’s species-character. Life itself appears only as a means to life." he's just being a capitalist. Marx better get off his capitalist high horse! >Look at that stuff this dude wrote >>8036 Just because he is not earning a paycheck for writing that shit does that mean he is wasting his time? HA! I got you now you fucking liberal. "Getting a paycheck" is not how you determine something worthy of pursuit, because then the person giving you that paycheck is the one deciding what is "wasted time" and what isn't, and why should that person have more of a say? >Since according to your narrow definition of "productive" you are a hypocrite for posting here. You don't even know my "definition of productive" or even if I have one, yet you project your liberal sensibilities onto me. And who says I come here to post to "waste time"? I enjoy arguing and putting retards like you in their place. It brings me joy, and helps me hone my own arguments and beliefs. I know why I do this, do you know why you "binge TV shows"? >Everybody needs time off to do recreational activities. Ah yes. LEISURE TIME. WE MUST ALL ENJOY LEISURE TIME. I'm gonna be physically ill. But you don't say why you watch TV shows, either because you don't know, in which case you're an ignorant fool spewing bullshit on the internet, or you do know, but won't say, in which case you are a coward at best and wrecker at worst. Say it. Voice your predicament. YOU HAVE TO BINGE TV SHOWS BECAUSE THE CAPITALIST MODE OF PRODUCTION LEAVES YOU SO TIRED AND EMPTY THAT AFTER YOU HAVE EXERTED YOUR CREATIVE AND PRODUCTIVE POWER FOR THE PROFIT OF A CAPITALIST YOU ARE BUT AN EMPTY SHELL THAT CAN ONLY LAY ITSELF ON THE COUCH AND WATCH "ENTERTAINMENT" UNTIL YOU GO TO SLEEP AND RENEW THAT ENERGY WITH THE FOOD YOU HAVE EATEN SO THAT ONCE AGAIN YOU CAN SELL IT TO A CAPITALIST. That is why you "binge watch TV". And the fact that you try to obscure this on a leftist board, only shows you for what you are: a reactionary wrecker. >Some people choose movies and television. And some of us choose to discuss said movies & tv on forums. Deal with it, twat. Oh, it's "chosen"? Well, that's ok then! It's OK that the owner of the company steals your surplus labour, after all you CHOSE that job over another. Fuck you to Hell and back you disgusting liberal. >Not all of us blow off steam by going into off topic self righteous rants on imageboards based on 1 fucking sentence. But some of us do. Deal with it, twat.
>>8043 i watched 69 hours of family guy funny momements on youtube today seethe fucking overreacting puritan
>>8045 Why are you here, liberal? You have the rest of the fucking internet, yet you have to come here and shit up this place.
>>8043 Also forgot to add Once again everybody is binging something since it makes you buttmad so much >no!! stop watching the heckin TVrino!! >i will quote pick apart every sentencearino to keep arguing for the sake of arguing!!111 very easy to be a pearl clutcher to your fellow man over what sentences he uses to start threads but no action against the capitalist machine that makes him ineffective and apathetic arguing over semantics is even less ""productive"" than binging but of course your type enjoys the instant self gratification that righteousness brings. every board and every thread can't be about organizing no matter how much you whine. fuck off and discuss or keep crying in the puddle, cunt.
>>8046 Calling everyone that disagrees with you a lib over A FUCKING TELLY thread is pants on head levels of retardedness.
>>8047 >TVrino >sentencearino You sound like a child. Consuming capitalist entertainment uncritically has rotted your brain. >no action against the capitalist machine that makes him ineffective and apathetic Who's making assumptions about people now, hm? >arguing over semantics is even less ""productive"" than binging You're the one who argued semantics, you dishonest piece of liberal shit. You're the one who said "binging doesn't mean binging". >your type enjoys the instant self gratification that righteousness brings. Save me the pscyhobabble. >every board and every thread can't be about organizing no matter how much you whine. You have compartmentalised your life, like a good little worker-slave. Yes, let's keep the "just for fun" stuff away from the "serious" stuff. Are you even reading the shit you're writing? Where did I say "organising" is the only thing you can do? I don't care what you do for enjoyment, but don't pretend that capitalist TV shows are something to discuss, except mentioned in a long list of things that "keep us down". I'm not perfect either, I actually started the Star Trek thread. I can rationalise it and say I did it because Star Trek is more "leftist" than other shows, but that would be lying to myself, and it would be counter-productive. I know I did it because Star Trek is different to me than other TV shows because I watched it during my most formative years. But that only explains why I did something, not why I continue to do it. Writing these things to you helped me realise that some of my own actions did not contribute to my development and growth. Therefore, I can stop them. Sure I can rationalise further that I was talking about the liberal ideology in modern ST, or the dialectics in the old ST, but ultimately, I'm just discussing a TV show, a piece of pop culture. Yes, I wasted time on it, time I will never get back, but I won't continue wasting time on it, and that's an improvement in my eyes. You, on the other hand, attempt to rationalise your behaviour because you are afraid of change. Leftism to you is basically the world as we have it now minus a few things. You want things to remain largely the same. I guess that's fine, but don't call yourself a leftist, you have many places on the internet where you can talk about TV shows with other liberals. >whine >keep crying in the puddle, cunt. Look how you rationalise away criticism as "whining" and "crying". I guess when the worker says he wants more money he's also just whining or complaining? Now you will tell me how arguing that people shouldn't binge watch TV shows and arguing for better wages is not the same thing? Yet they both concern our immediate, material conditions. The worker's life would be different if he made more money and your life would be different if you didn't spend time watching and discussing a TV show. >>8048 >Calling everyone that disagrees with you a lib over A FUCKING TELLY thread is pants on head levels of retardedness. How can there be disagreement if the other person didn't put forward an argument? If you think I called him a liberal because of "disagreement", then you didn't understand what I wrote. Again, anything just to ignore criticism and avoid self-reflection.
>>8049 Nobody died and appointed you the patron saint of leftism. Eat a dick and and also everybody binges
>>8050 Keep dreaming about your communist anime utopia where you get to sit around and jerk off to cartoons while robots do everything. That's what real leftism is all about.
>>8051 >implying True communism is when you’re plugging into a huge AI and performing labor though automated machine while jerking it at the same time.
>>8051 What
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>stop enjoying things Communism is free time and nothing else.
>>8068 >>8068 >enjoyment >free time Yup, /leftypol/ is run over by liberals. There is no distinction between "work time" and "free time" in communism. All human activity will be just that, human activity, farmer in the morning, fisherman in the afternoon, literary critic in the evening, etc. Enjoyment only exists if there is non-enjoyment, which means that for part of the time you're having a shit time, why? Why would that be? Only because you decide to think in terms given to you by your masters. "Here, come slave for me 8 hrs a day, I'll pay you a little so you can ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME."
>>8085 >everybody i don't like is a liberal i see after me you're virtue signaling your self righteousness on other anons too shame nobody will listen to you and your inane rantings
>>8085 I do agree with you that the terms "free time" and "work time" as opposites are nonsense. It makes people miserable. But there's not a lot wrong with binge watching a show every now and then. Particularly if you can also critique and analyze its impact on society. I know TV is subpar compared to literature but that's more or less the same as being a literary critic. Both are fairly useless. Also, binging doesn't necessarily mean that you'll stop being productive. You can waste only a couple of hours watching a show, instead of a whole day, and then go back to doing something better with your time.
>>8085 Oh, and another thing. TV is just another medium. You can use any form of entertainment to do good or bad. Entertainment helps many people learn, but obviously most creators don't really want to educate through their works, they just want to sell and become famous, so you won't find a lot of things that are worthwhile. Entertainment can work as propaganda too. It can also help with training of various sorts.
>>8088 >Particularly if you can also critique and analyze its impact on society. Its impact is the reproduction of the current social order as part of the superstructure. What's there more to say? TV shows that you watch are a product of our current society, in its current material conditions, at this point in time, because they are of bourgois character and those who make them have a vested interest in our current system enduring.
>>8089 >they just want to sell and become famous Maybe that's what they "want", but that is not what they "do". What they do is reproduce the current order and that is why the bourgeoisie pays them. Do you think a truly revolutionary TV show would air on CBS or FOX? >Entertainment can work as propaganda too. It can also help with training of various sorts. And that's what it is. But currently, it is just capitalist propaganda, and it trains you to be a good worker and good consumer.
>>8092 >>8091 >trains you >muh everyone is a coooonsmer if you watch 0.1 seconds of media ONLY IF YOU ARE A DUMBFUCK. when will you stop projecting your inability and ineptness in resisting capitalist propaganda in all of us? Did some falling TV break your legs or something, cucktard?
>>8093 >0.1 seconds of media >OP clearly says "binging" You dishonest motherfucker.
>>8096 >calls a hyperbolic insult a dishonest representation Oh wow You puritan twats are numbskulls autists. Stop binging on theory you sheeple fake leftist. It isn't """productive""" clearly. I am on the other hand am very smart with my time. I went around calling people "cooonsmers" and "porky propagandists" all day for doing things I don't like.
>>8099 >stop criticising things I like >:(
>>8107 Yes.
>>8085 >There is no distinction between "work time" and "free time" in communism. That's what "communism is free time and nothing else" means.
>>8107 Calling it criticism is extremely generous.
>>8118 >That's what "communism is free time and nothing else" means. No, it doesn't. Because then "communism is work time and nothing else" would be just as valid. Work time and free time are meaningless in the context of communism. That's why we don't say "in communism everyone is bourgois" even though everyone owns the means of production.
Can you take your autism to /leftypol/? This is a fucking hobby board man.
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>talking to friends about TV >The Witcher comes up >some of them say they're glad that unlike Game of Thrones it doesn't have problematic rape scenes >meanwhile in the show, Geralt meets Yennefer while she's casting a Bill Cosby spell to force a whole town to have an orgy, and it's played as a joke I would have said something but there were people who didn't want any of the show spoiled. How do otherwise intelligent people have such bad takes?
>>8220 Mind control and all that potion shit is all r*pe too. But seriously tho. I saw a reddit post which gave when those awful scenes come up in every season and episode of game of thrones. And I still stopped watching in season 1. Like the set and atmosphere is all nice but so much painful shit. That episode where they killed babies and that asshole kid tortured those brothel girls was the last straw. SERIOUSLY WHAT KIND OF AN PSYCHO TEENAGER WASTES FREE SEX WITH 2!!! BIG TIDDY GIRLS AND ENDS UP GORING THEM WTF? FREAK
>>8220 >>8229 Rape scenes could be many times used to drive the plot and imbibe many characteristics in the Characters though. In Berserk there're like 2 rape scenes both of which had very deep impact on the victims.
>>8230 That's true but many bad writers have made it hackneyed.
>>8230 I don't have a problem with rape scenes per se. There's plenty of room to discuss how rape is portrayed, but there's nothing wrong with it in and of itself. One of the prerequisites IMO for handling it well is to acknowledge that what's being portrayed is rape. A lot of the discussion of the topic is based around people failing to understand what is and is not rape. Seems like it's easy to handwave something that's clearly rape as "magic sexy fun time" if the framing of the scene doesn't have SEX CRIME emblazoned on a marquee. >>8229 >Mind control and all that potion shit is all r*pe too. I agree. >That episode where they killed babies and that asshole kid tortured those brothel girls was the last straw. Maybe it's not for you, then. GoT is certainly flawed in how it portrays sensitive subjects, but the shock value does have a purpose (at least in earlier seasons), which is to combat the romanticizing of feudal society. Fantasy in particular tends to portray feudalism as idyllic, which it very much was not. The thing that really bothered me about this >>8220 is that GoT at least understands that rape is bad, and the complaints about it tend to stem from "it made me uncomfortable" (which it should - it's rape), while a rape scene that's not played for drama or shock is ignored. The complaint isn't about the subject matter; it's about being confronted as a viewer with the moral weight of the subject matter. I think the bigger picture of this attitude is directly holding television back from making truly challenging art (that and the need to please the audience to make money).
>>8230 Rape scenes in GoT were mostly just gratuitous though. Like, it's that the writers/GRRM needs something horrible happen to a character, so he just has them raped. It barely influences their character development. ASOIAF/GoT goes overboard with its grimdark shit sometimes. It's "hard fantasy" or whatever, because contrary to popular belief, people in the Middle Ages and under feudalism weren't monsters. Fucked up shit did happen, but things like rape and all that was looked down upon very much so. The only real fucked up shit happened during sieges. For example, what the crusaders did in Jerusalem when the first crusade concluded left an impression in the Islamic world. The memory of that bloodbath was one of their main incentives to get Jerusalem back.
>>8248 As I said above, when things like LotR romanticizes feudalism, things like GoT or partly also the Witcher go into the complete opposite direction by romanticizing feudalism too, just in the opposite direction, Gothic Romance sort of thing. I remember The Last Kingdom was a somewhat realistic portrayal without leaning too much in either direction, but I've stopped watching after the first season, so I don't know how it progressed.
>>8263 >ASOIAF/GoT goes overboard with its grimdark shit sometimes. I agree. >because contrary to popular belief, people in the Middle Ages and under feudalism weren't monsters. Sure, but it counterbalances the narratives that only focus on the most upright and noble people. And ASOIAF/GoT has plenty of virtuous characters too. Part of the point is that they tend to lose because they're easier to predict and more fettered by a moral compass. Usually (especially toward the beginning) the series is deliberately contrasting idealized views with the Machiavellian reality of noble politics. >>8264 Maybe romanticize is the wrong word. The point is they're portraying strife as a major part of the world, and suggesting that it's not a setting where you'd like to live. When the dominant view of feudal society is something like LotR, grimdark shit balances the genre as a whole.
>>8279 >Usually (especially toward the beginning) the series is deliberately contrasting idealized views with the Machiavellian reality of noble politics. GRRM, despite his liberalism, is certainly somewhat based in that regard ("I'd like to see Aragorn's tax policy and his policy on orcs as a minority"). I especially like book four, when they explore the suffering of the peasants and the smallfolk. Septon Meribald's speech is pretty amazing: >Ser? My lady?” said Podrick. “Is a broken man an outlaw?” “More or less,” Brienne answered. Septon Meribald disagreed. “More less than more. There are many sorts of outlaws, just as there are many sorts of birds. A sandpiper and a sea eagle both have wings, but they are not the same. The singers love to sing of good men forced to go outside the law to fight some wicked lord, but most outlaws are more like this ravening Hound than they are the lightning lord. They are evil men, driven by greed, soured by malice, despising the gods and caring only for themselves. Broken men are more deserving of our pity, though they may be just as dangerous. Almost all are common-born, simple folk who had never been more than a mile from the house where they were born until the day some lord came round to take them off to war. Poorly shod and poorly clad, they march away beneath his banners, ofttimes with no better arms than a sickle or a sharpened hoe, or a maul they made themselves by lashing a stone to a stick with strips of hide. Brothers march with brothers, sons with fathers, friends with friends. They’ve heard the songs and stories, so they go off with eager hearts, dreaming of the wonders they will see, of the wealth and glory they will win. War seems a fine adventure, the greatest most of them will ever know. “Then they get a taste of battle. “For some, that one taste is enough to break them. Others go on for years, until they lose count of all the battles they have fought in, but even a man who has survived a hundred fights can break in his hundred-and-first. Brothers watch their brothers die, fathers lose their sons, friends see their friends trying to hold their entrails in after they’ve been gutted by an axe. “They see the lord who led them there cut down, and some other lord shouts that they are his now. They take a wound, and when that’s still half-healed they take another. There is never enough to eat, their shoes fall to pieces from the marching, their clothes are torn and rotting, and half of them are shitting in their breeches from drinking bad water. “If they want new boots or a warmer cloak or maybe a rusted iron halfhelm, they need to take them from a corpse, and before long they are stealing from the living too, from the smallfolk whose lands they’re fighting in, men very like the men they used to be. They slaughter their sheep and steal their chickens, and from there it’s just a short step to carrying off their daughters too. And one day they look around and realize all their friends and kin are gone, that they are fighting beside strangers beneath a banner that they hardly recognize. They don’t know where they are or how to get back home and the lord they’re fighting for does not know their names, yet here he comes, shouting for them to form up, to make a line with their spears and scythes and sharpened hoes, to stand their ground. And the knights come down on them, faceless men clad all in steel, and the iron thunder of their charge seems to fill the world… “And the man breaks. “He turns and runs, or crawls off afterward over the corpses of the slain, or steals away in the black of night, and he finds someplace to hide. All thought of home is gone by then, and kings and lords and gods mean less to him than a haunch of spoiled meat that will let him live another day, or a skin of bad wine that might drown his fear for a few hours. The broken man lives from day to day, from meal to meal, more beast than man. Lady Brienne is not wrong. In times like these, the traveler must beware of broken men, and fear them…but he should pity them as well.” When Meribald was finished a profound silence fell upon their little band. Brienne could hear the wind rustling through a clump of pussywillows, and farther off the faint cry of a loon. She could hear Dog panting softly as he loped along beside the septon and his donkey, tongue lolling from his mouth. The quiet stretched and stretched, until finally she said, “How old were you when they marched you off to war?” “Why, no older than your boy,” Meribald replied. “Too young for such, in truth, but my brothers were all going, and I would not be left behind. Willam said I could be his squire, though Will was no knight, only a potboy armed with a kitchen knife he’d stolen from the inn. He died upon the Stepstones, and never struck a blow. It was fever did for him, and for my brother Robin. Owen died from a mace that split his head apart, and his friend Jon Pox was hanged for rape.” “The War of the Ninepenny Kings?” asked Hyle Hunt. “So they called it, though I never saw a king, nor earned a penny. It was a war, though. That it was.” In feudalism, despite the constant feuding and quarrelling, armies would actually seldom clash in a pitched battle: The stakes were too high. One loss in a battle and your entire reign would collapse and your house would be annexed. So often you had armies kind of playing cat-and-mouse for a while, trying to destroy the enemy's economy: That means, burning a bunch of villages and crops, then return home. The church always hated that, which is how we got week-long holidays, during those "peace times" feuding was forbidden.
How do people feel about The Witcher series? Liberals hyped it in extreme proportions, I've watched the first season and while it wasn't bad, it wasn't very remarkable either. The actors did a good job but this whole season felt like exposition/prologue to the actual story they want to tell.
>>8294 I agree with this, A Feast for Crows is almost a fantastic book just by itself and the series as a whole is really a criticism of feudalism and a deconstruction of high fantasy tropes. The grimdark rape and murder stuff is highly overblown. I think this is due to the popularity of the TV Show and the kind of marketing HBO used to sell it (this isn't your average pussy fantasy story!!!). Ultimately I just kind of wish they had never adapted the books into a television series so the world at large wouldn't really know of ASOIAF and make presume what the series is like despite having never read it based out of their outrage towards the show, which is terrible. But if that were the case I most likely would never have read the books :/
>>8464 Yup I loved it too. I lost interest after reading 1st volume of ADwD partially cause feast was so much better. GRRMs best work imo.
>>8296 I was thinking of watching it but never got to it(maybe cause it's based on vidya), watched plenty of other shit instead. Currently I'm starting with Tarkovsky so it has to wait. I will post short review after I'm done (if ever lol).
>>8296 The Netflix Witcher is garbage compared to the Polish original TV series. Red Cynic did an excellent review on it.
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>>8229 >WHAT KIND OF AN PSYCHO TEENAGER WASTES FREE SEX WITH 2!!! BIG TIDDY GIRLS AND ENDS UP GORING THEM WTF? FREAK Agreed, Isseii, agreed!
>>8085 >imagine taking a semi-jovular statement this seriously
>>8468 >cause it's based on vidya No numbnuts. Both the show and the game are based on a Polish book series (that’s still overrated as shit but is okay).
>>8473 Based and Boobpilled
>>8475 I know there was a book. But as it was adopted into video game it can't be that good of a story.
>>8467 It's not surprising that Dumb and Dumber struggled with putting Feast on television the most, they pretty much outright skipped it. Of course, it's harder to put on screen because it has a lot of travelogues, and more nuanced storylines with a lot of atmosphere, so I guess it flew right past them. In ADwD I liked the Reek/Theon chapters, because the Boltons are GRRM's best villains imo. They pretty much failed on that delivery too in the show. To be honest, I feel like GRRM doesn't really want to finish the story. He is tired of these characters and has entangled so many storylines now that it will be a clusterfuck to have the threads coming together (just look how much of a shitshow it was in the show) and his "gardener" approach has come to a dead end as I think he struggles how to end the story. The chapters from TWoW that he leaked also looked rather mediocre, and at times ridiculous.
>>8481 That's nonsense anon. The book is not responsible for what some video game developer is going to do with it. And yes, I think too that the Witcher is a bit overrated.
>>8296 I watched it and it seemed like it was adapted very poorly (haven't read the books). Afterward I looked up opinions from fans and they confirmed that the adaptation job was utterly botched. The show consistently cuts elements for time, but what it cuts is crucial to the plot, so things often end up not making sense. One of the pivotal plot devices (Law of Surprise) goes completely unexplained. If you're not familiar with the world (and even the original story) you don't know what the fuck is happening most of the time.
>>8481 IIRC the video games are sequels to the books. They don't adapt the stories, just the setting and characters.
>>8501 >sequels What? I though they were adaptations?
I watched Tiger King around the 2nd episode and googled a little bit and just turned it the fuck off. I already had heard the garbage meme about hur durr that bitch Docu drama often are biased and in this case to carol baskin. The worst part about this thing other than the weird obsession with hating on old white women that the internet and that pedophile cult rapist Doc "Adolf Hitler for Tigers" Ante seemingly getting away with all that horrific shit. Once again capitalisms flaws are brought to the front of the public and the most this series will be remembered for is shit memes. It capitalized on it's own failures. The system took these broken and abused people like carol and joe and made them into bigger monsters. The animals were accessory, coping mechanisms, etc. The Tigers were not living beings but a thing to be capitalized on. Capitalism is perverted.
Has anyone here watched Mr. Robot? It feels like a wish fulfillment fantasy catered specifically to washed up Millennials who were radicalized in the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis: #OccupyWallStreet, Arab Spring, Black Lives Matter, etc.
>>8870 I watched when I was not a leftist yet so I thought it was cringe. Not sure about it. But I remember the plot as a bit annoying. Meh most people recommended watching it because the did le hacking "realistically" and zomg showed android
Bojack Horseman Y/N? I tried watching the first season when I was depressed, gave up. Is it good
>>8913 I liked it, watched it over the course of three years, will not watch again. It's highly liberal (except for a few milquetoast leftist references in the latest seasons) and Hollywood-centered. It's strange for this series that wants to be innovative to have celebrities being idolized and made relatable when this trend is slowly dying. There are some nicely directed episodes but as every burger anime ever made it's globally hideous.
>>8913 Over-rated but not bad. Its interesting but I found watching clips to be more interesting than entire episodes.
>>8913 It's ok. The writing is cringe at times, but generally gets better over time. Overall it's a decent exploration of depression, but the bad writing holds it back. At least once a season the showrunner shoehorns in galaxy brain shitlib social commentary and portrays everyone who disagrees with it as retarded and/or evil.
>>8913 OMG SO GOOD, BOJACK HORESMAN IS LITERALLY ME. So deep and relatable.
>>8985 4cuck shitposting is so lame. Step up this bunkerchan
>>8990 I think >>8985 was trying to be sarcastic
>>9006 i know i am just saying the shitpost sounds like a /v/ermin posting with soyjacks and blacked dicks.
>>9012 >blacked dicks Nah that's /pol/. /v/agrants like to insert lolishit instead
>>9017 >implying there no overlap between those two demographics
>>9017 Oh god since when have they become that degenrate
I remember watching a cartoon about a detective who becomes a little kid. So I rewatched it from the first episode and wtf was the whole gymanist cuts of her lovers head in a rollercoaster with string bullshit. Also I can't take watching 900+ episodes of a dude never being able to grow up and tell his oneitis about the truth and be with her. It might have been nice when I was the same age as kid conan but it hurts to watch when I'm his adult age.
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Going to watch the X Files. Hope it isn't just burgers praising the feds for protecting them from ayy lmaos for 30 minutes straight. Heard it has some fucked up episodes and spinoffs and movies and reunion seasons.
>>9117 I am looking at the files and why is the second episode called deep throat. Is it like a reference to watergate whistle blower. Oh shit I spoiled myself I think.
>>9061 Conan is overrated trash. It’s the same formula as Sherlock but the bad guys are always too stupid or too arrogant to just left the scene after the murder combined with the worst long running villains ever. Oh you accidentally made a pill that can grant FUCKING AGE REVERSAL AND POSSIBLY IMMORTALITY? Just go white collar and sell it for billions you dumb fucks!
>>9117 It's weird and interesting and thought-provoking, but not perfect.
I watched the first episode of X-files and watched Gillian Anderson in her undies and I think I will continue to watch the x-files in hope of more gilli tiddies. But also fuck AYY LMAOS FOR HARMING MY WAIFU. I RENOUNCE POSADSIM >>9119 >Conan is overrated trash GO FUCK YOURSELF. HE DINDU NUFFIN. HE DESERVED THE 11:30 SPOT. Joking aside. Never forget when late night tv and anime collided. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9hPmHzkcUA >>9131 It's got cool aesthetics that is for sure. The show seems like it will have an an overarching plot of the corrupt deep state hiding the existence of aliens. I also spoiled the show once more by looking at imdb and seeing Scully appears for like 200 episodes and Mulder only for 115 something. RIP FOX. Will probably die trying to save his sister in a season finale.
>>9118 Not exactly. The show features a character who calls himself Deep Throat in homage to the IRL whistleblower.
>>9164 why was the original whistleblower called deep throat seems inappropriate considering it was a reference to that unfortunate porn movie starring linda lovelace whose own story was very sad. I watched a movie starring amanda seyfried about it. That reminds me did anybody here watch "Vinyl" It had some big names attached to it but seems like the show never really took off.
>>9176 No, but I watched the video of Linda Lovelace fucking a dog.
>>9179 That was your hallucination I think
The glowies erased my man mulder's memories. Fuck them.
>>9213 Did you mean to post something? This is a blank post.
Watching Rome for the first time atm, trve kino
>>9454 It has aged pretty well, although it did somewhat plant the seed for the typical HBO grimdark with lots of sex shit. Too bad there was never a third season, but it's probably for the better - what would they had left to show anyway? Just Augustus ruling and shit? Jesus? The Varus debacle?
Your ideas about Devs by Alex Garland? Potentially an interesting concept, in practice something striving to be and look so deep at every step of the way topped up by awful acting and an overstretched running time. Yet, if you read reviews on the internet, it looks like it's the best thing since sliced bread... >>7817 I watched it around 2008, I don't know what season it was. I clearly remember the character of some lawyer who reminded me of Obama plus Uncle Ruckus, the old black man who's so racist towards blacks he says he has the opposite illness of Michael Jackson making him black instead of white.
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Anyone here watch Doctor Who? Are the new seasons with femdoctor any good? Stopped watching since the atrocious series 9 finale
>>9465 Compared to Star Trek Discovery and Picard... its about the same. Compared to Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker, its better. Its still shitty and has a lot of stupid moments. I've never been a big fan of Dr.Who, but at least prior Doctors still had some charisma and occasionally had interesting plots... this was just bland safe idpol and mildly stupid plot... Not stupid enough to elicit laughter or rage, but stupid enough to not deserve the time of day
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Surprised no-one is talking about Batwoman here.
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I liked the first few seasons of Dexter (though I wished the buff black guy from Season 1 survived, he was cool). The ending was depressing, especially after teasing all that fucking incest. A new series called Harrow is similar to this show.
>>10122 >especially after teasing all that fucking incest. Suprise daddyfucker
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>>10144 >Suprise daddyfucker <The incest tension is between Dexter and his Sister <They're not even blood-related Are you ok?
>>10146 Chill incestfag. It's the james doakes meme in the episode he dies. You never heard it?
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>>10147 >incestfag Nigga It was just a good romance and its the telly, not some IRL Alabama stuff >James Doakes Oh tht's what you were going for... you should have posted an image to make it a bit more... clear... Good joke then, I congratulate you. Also for your plesaure, since you remembered such a great meme of the past. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fDZXQImlAA
>>10146 >They're not even blood-related Kek this is anime-tier writing
>>10151 What kinda anime are you watching? >anime-tier writing *cough* Arrested *cough* Development
>>10311 Lel... but honestly that was literally the whole justification in SAO for Kirifag fugging Suguha
THOUGHTS ON RICK AND MORTY!?
>>10326 Over-rated but occasionally amusing in as a satire.
>>10326 So there's this scientist guy who
I cannot recommend F is for Family enough. It's the closest thing to a marxist tv series there is right now. Created by Bill Burr and Simpsons veteran Michael Price, based on the former's childhood in a 70s working class irish-american family, it explores the themes of working class consciousness and solidarity, as the father character is promoted to a middle management position at his airport baggage-handling job, having to choose between siding with his striking workmates, or act as a scab on behalf of the CEO and owner. Family life is realistically and humanely portrayed, as well as the adverse effect of economic hardship on interpersonal relationships. I would also recommend Ramy, an interesting series about a second-generation religiously observant Egyptian immigrant, and the conflict between his quasi-secularized milieu and false consciousness-driven desire for authenticity. Has some idpol and postmodernist elements, but on the whole an engaging and interesting watch.
>>10326 solar opposites is better
>>10451 <bill burr >marxist tv wtf
>>10455 that's what i thought, but i guess the simpsons guy did the heavy lifting in the writers' room, and the result is stellar
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>>10326 Don't remember much. Interstellar Demon (Dino) stripper was good scalie-bait though.
>>10456 i guess so hearing the dvd commentaries none of them sounded like anything but libs but then again the commentaries ended after season 13 and this guy started writing during 15th season hate against later simpsons seasons is overrated Didn't one of the season 7-8 showrunners go on ch*po
Thoughts on Black Mirror
>>10608 Based show, especially the first episodes.
>>10608 Garbage. Overproduced creepy pastas. Relies on nothing but shock value and technology bad trope
>>10610 This. Nothing in Black Mirror is new or transgressive, old and well known SF tropes recycled for the mainstream.
>>10615 I like Black Mirror as a modern update on the Cyberpunk genre that actually manages to fit the modern technology, conditions, and culture of the 2010s rather than being a repetition of a 1980s/90s vision of the future
>>10616 How is that a modern update apart from the aesthetics?
>>10623 The tech and themes
>>10610 >nothing but shock value and technology bad trope Fucking how? It was never about "technology bad". The episodes featuring technology do not put into the forefront and only speaks of the misuse of technology and over-exposure to it, especially under capitalism. Black Mirror has some unique ideas and has some old ideas, but the point was never that it was 100% original but that it was focused on dysptoic themes and thought-provoking material. Shock factor is an expected part of such a Cyberpunk-focused series
>>10627 This Also what makes Black Mirror so good is that it’s a cyberpunk aesthetic updated to fit cyberpunk actually crafted in the 2010s, Black Mirror is a proper cyberpunk story, whereas contemporary hard genre cyberpunk still imagines the future as imagined in the 80s, Black Mirror is more perfectly how we imagine the future might be now. Really the only issue with Black Mirror is that it arguably isn’t dark enough as the present and our own future trajectory is shaping up to create an even worse future than the one in Black Mirror.
>>10629 >contemporary hard genre cyberpunk still imagines the future as imagined in the 80s Well TBH the 80s predicted a lot of things accurately.
>>10608 >>10627 Black Mirror is basic as shit and Charlie Brooker has zero understanding of the technologies he portrays. It's so bad at times it's unintentionally funny. At its very best the technology takes a backseat to the speculative fiction and it's more about the development of social systems. The "concerns" that are raised about technology are always completely retarded with no understanding of how and why things would be implemented in real life, and the social criticism is only better than this because humans have a history of profoundly stupid social construction. >over-exposure to technology What does this even mean? >>10629 Black mirror feels more like alternate present or very near future than cyberpunk. Cyberpunk is generally set after ecological collapse, peak oil, and so on. Black mirror is maybe 5-10 years into the future where neoliberalism is still functional. Relevant cumtown bit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbTRS1ovlj8
>>10693 >has zero understanding of the technologies he portrays I disagree, nor is that the point >the technology takes a backseat to the speculative fiction <thatsthepoint.png The point of Blackmirror is satire, speculative fiction and some cyberpunk elements. Its not focused on technology and was never advertised to be focused on technology itself. Its like saying West World (Season 1) is bad at robotics... when that wasn't the point in the first place. Admittedly the later seasons had some dumb episodes, but that's inevitable considering the content produced. >he "concerns" that are raised about technology are always completely retarded No they really aren't, as we can see a lot of them arising in rudimentary form today and affecting people. One of the best episodes is Fifteen Million Merits, with the black dude on the gym bicycle trying to get on a dystopian Talent show and attempting to unveil the system and save his friend, only to find that she has embraced the sordidness and become part of the spectacle and defeated and still wnting to live, unable change anything about the status quo he also joins the spectacle, essentially being a Jester; allowed to make scathing remarks on the truth of things and who acts as a method for people to defuse their dissatisfaction by being a "critic in the system" who "speaks out". Its like every other social commentator, their observations are acknowledged by everyone... but it only serves to uphold the status quo by pleasing the masses into deceiving themselves that something is being done/someone is acting/someone is listening to their outrages. Is the episode realistic? Not entirely, however it is clearly a satirical exaggeration about modern self-proclaimed "revolutionaries" and the consumerist society we exist in where everything is in your face to where we're all but paying for a breath of fresh air. It simply proposes the endpoint extreme of the commercialization/commodification/stratification of people under capitalism following modern trends. https://aquileana.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/%E2%96%BAphilosophy-platos-cave-and-fifteen-million-merits-black-mirror/ >with no understanding of how and why things would be implemented in real life Your observational skills are lacking if you don't notice that things ARE indeed being implemented in a similar manner to reality, screens are everywhere, everything is being pushed into digital format, phones and pandering to phones is on the rise, VR and androids with realistic mimicry are being developed with little thought as to the risks despite decades of warnings to take things slow or reap the consequences. Chips and other electronics are being developed to be inserted into peoples brains to "assist" them. People no longer do things themselves instead having it automatically done for them by systems controlled by corporations and governments who only care about profit and will do anything to increase it. This is reality and BlackMirror merely exaggerates and postulates this reality to send a message. >Cyberpunk is generally set after ecological collapse Dictinary definition: a genre of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology. That is what a large part of Black Mirror's content is made of.
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Thoughts on Mr. Robot? You should watch Zero Books' take on it and see if the show interests you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNxWA_jemLY It's honestly a must-watch show for leftists on these times.
>>10875 Mr. Robot is one of those rare shows that pop-up in capitalist media, where you wonder how the hell the creators ever go it produced, like Old Star Trek back before it got commercialized to hell.
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>>10875 Reposting because people seem to be autists who can't use catalog: The idea of ‘revolution’ and ‘revolutionaries’ put forward by Mr. Robot is ludicrous ... In general, the series appears to have little interest, despite the references to inequality, in the conditions of wide layers of the population, much less any conception that masses of people will take part in the process of changing things. This is a ‘revolution’ carried out by (and presumably for) a layer of disgruntled computer engineers and other professionals. The creators’ conceptions have led them from outrage to pessimism. It is no doubt true that a cyberattack like the one depicted in the first season would likely bring about little more than increased state repression. But insofar as the show creators continue to identify these actions with “revolution” while refusing to see an alternative, they end up condemning the entire notion of revolution itself. Taken at face value, the show depicts “revolution” as a cure worse than the disease, one that, at best, is the product of misguided naiveté; and at worst, inevitably leads one down the road of violence and treachery. More than a few retrograde elements accompany all this, including the sympathetic portrayal of the FBI and an undercurrent of anti-Chinese chauvinism. It's wish fulfillment for millennials who were radicalized by #OccupyWallStreet and The Arab Spring. Putting aside the hacking segments (which have been rightfully praised for their technical accuracy), I think the psychological aspects are the best of what the show has to offer. What social commentary exists was already quaint by the time Season 4 aired. It's gonna be a favorite for college students majoring in media studies for many years to come.
>>9795 Between JLongbone and Thorias Unlimited... there isn't much left to say about that garbage show.
>>11086 I think it's a cautionary tale for revolutionaries. It shows how the elites co-op revolutionary movements in their favour. It's a call for not falling into the same mistakes, into that naïveté.
>>11092 an optimistic view, though probably not an intentional message.
>>11086 SEASON FOUR?! That shit has gone on for four seasons? I stopped watching after season 1 ended and the big reveal was that he was Mr. Robot all along. Uninspired and lame. I did watch the beginning of the first episode of season 2 but it was literally unwatchable.
>>11208 keep going, it's kino
>>11086 I think one aspect of Mr Robot that isn't talked about nearly enough is the subject of waning US hegemony and the dollar's collapse as the world's reserve currency. In the backdrop of the show, fsociety's 5/9 hack wipes out all debt records held by E Corp, and causes a global recession that accelerates the world's adoption of their digital currency, Ecoin. There's a proposed accord to cement this decision, with China's signature being the deciding factor. The main villain of the series is a time-obsessed, trans woman hacker who moonlights as China's Minister of State Security, and is the reason why E Corp's CEO has his job in the first place. She is also the head of Deus Group (a la Bilderberg) who is heavily investing in a secret project that has something to do with time. It is unclear why this project is so important to her, but it is later revealed in a flashback that she is traumatized by the suicide of a lover after witnessing her forced marriage. For some reason said project requires access to resources found only in the Congo, which somehow isn't possible without China's complete annexation of the region. The agreement goes through: nations adopt Ecoin as the world's reserve currency at the expense of Chinese annexation of the Congo. This is never brought up again except to pigeonhole fsociety into a compromising position for seeking to undo their 5/9 hack. By Season 3, civil unrest is clearly broiling in America: E Corp's headquarters gets trashed by protestors and 71 of their datacenters get bombed by Chinese agents. I'm mentioning all of this because the very idea of revolution in America coming from "outside agitators" seems especially relevant now, but it's presented so uncritically here it begs the question as to what Sam Esmail was thinking. For him, "revolution" can only come in the form of some hyper-compartmentalized, neo-blanquist group. This sentiment remains unchanged into Season 4, where the remaining members of fsociety rob Deus Group of their Ecoin and proceed to anonymously, evenly redistribute all of their accumulated wealth into the digital wallets of the masses. Indeed, "the greatest redistribution of wealth in history" is literally depicted as a walk in the park. Worse yet, the main character's actions are explained away as being a product of his dissociative identity disorder. That's right, revolutionary thinking is a symptom of mental illness, and there's a more liberal, bourgeois person locked away deep in our minds stuck in an endless time loop.
>>11231 I mean its probably not brought up because almost every decent social-commentary TV show seems to do this nowdays.
>>11513 There's practically no social commentary to speak of, though. What little exists is used to shed light on characters' individual struggles, of mind and will. Like S4E07 where it's revealed that Elliot was sexually abused by his father, and that Mr Robot was his coping mechanism is great television, but that tells the audience nothing with regards to the world he helped create. His "revolution" happened numerous times throughout the show, but the audience is taught to ignore it so much to the point when Sam Esmail does bring attention to it, it feels highly disingenuous.
>>10451 >>10455 The most recent season of F is for Family was very based and class pilled. The episode focusing on Rosie was particularly good at showing how cucked reformism is, even though ultimately he figures something out.
>>7486 >X:RA You can never watch it too many times. Theres always a new joke to get
I'm on season 3 of mr robot so far. The psychological shit is done decent, but it's just getting more and more cringe and pandering with it's pseudo-leftist horseshit. This show is fucking annoying.
>>7366 You guys got a guide for Monday Night Raw? Planning on getting into the series
>>14979 No, I usually look for fighters I like and then wait for them to schedule a fight to watch. Haven;t done so in a while though because most of the older crowd is retiring and the new dudes aren't as remarkable fighters.
>>14990 >>14979 It's fun to see MacGregor get knocked around tho.
>>14979 Is wwe still relevant, I only watched back in the WWF attitude era. Those were some good times
Opinions on Nathan For You? The ending was really really weird. Like I can't really what was the meaning behind it. The "love story" stuff was so confusing mainly because the actual nathan never really talks seriously out of character. I don't want to say it was anti-capitalist in any sense like that fake starbucks customer who was being interviewed by and thought it had any statement to make rather than just capitalize on the brand. Then again many say that regardless of the authors wishes you can have your own meaning from any part piece. I kind felt bad sometime for the workers and even for the petite bourgeoisie sometimes idk why. Nathan making a friend was best episode lol.
>>15738 I love it lol
Opinion on The Boys? Watched the first three episodes of the new season, they seem to double down on the critique of the commodification celebrities and the transformation of the US into corporate fascism.
I found The Gunfighter to be an amusing parody on Western film, sort of similar to Rango actually https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gunfighter_(2014_film)
>>15775 I'm enjoying it so far, found it pretty hilarious when it was told that Vought had it's origins with the nazi's lmao
>>15775 It just pains me that they could do all this and redditors and 4cucks will still only see surface level "woah mcu with bewbs and swearing"
>>15878 To be fair, having the racist superhero named Stormfront is a little on the nose and indicative of a writer's room of people that are a little too online, which might turn off a lot of people.
>>15894 >racist superhero named Stormfront Still better than Snowflake and Safespace TBH.
>>15775 fucking masterpeice
>>15894 What I think was smart was that they introduced her as this "based anti-IdPol lady" who was actually just a huge racist all along. I think it represented the whole "making fun of SJW" to alt-right pipeline in an interesting way. Her being a racist did catch me off guard. although she can choke me like that anytime, the actress is pretty hot
>>15894 there was a nazi supe named stormfront in the original, they just changed the genders and made her less on the nose
>>15894 i doubt it pretty sure their garbage /tv/ board talks about it daily but also whines about how left wing it is
>>16005 >who was actually just a huge racist all along I disliked that actually since it acts on confirmation bias for idpozzed liberals.
>>16021 Seeing as the lefty/pol/acks and rationalist antisjw types that shout loudest about anti-idpol tend to be social reactionaries under the skin it sounds pretty realistic
>>16011 It's satire and you know rightoids are incapable of understanding satire, right? They think that Warhammer 40k and Starship Troopers are fascist franchises. I wouldn't be surprised at all if cuckchan would go "based Homelander!" "based Stormfront!" thinking that this show actually promotes American corporate fascism. They could probably also identify with Homelander's narcisstic mother complex. >>16021 Well, watching episode four, seems like they're going down the road of making Stormfront and her supporters to be the MAGA memelords with the frog pictures. I'm not sure how I feel about this, everytime a show makes a reference to the 2016 election it feels incredibly reductionist, especially when it's a show referring to systemic problems and not just "le orange man and his meme army". I really disliked the Trump-themed American Horror Story season even though it pissed on liberals too.
>>16034 This retarded post is exactly what I'm talking about. It gives posters like you the leverage to say "see, it's totally accurate to project this character onto others and say they're just racist!" If anything the biggest social reactionaries tend to be those who defend "intersectionality" and other idpol garbage that has made the American Left a vomit worthy parody of actual leftism, let alone socialism. Why? Because the immediate reaction to anything remotely criticizing say, the riots of BLM or the very liberal and feels-ridden Trans-rights shills, is immediately screamed at in a literal shitfest of "Ur a NAZEEEE!!!" with a side of half-baked takes based on glowfag propaganda. If Stormfront was a genuine caricature, she'd be a fucking nazi shill through and through and be much more accurate a depiction of /pol/.
>>16049 >cuckchan would go "based Homelander!" "based Stormfront!" 1000% it is happening
I am watching Fresh Prince of Bel Air for the first time and I only ever heard the wacky dances and memes Didn't know it had all this stuff about rich and poor people, malcolm x etc
>>16034 This
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>>16418 Back to reddit
C'mon you guys, Mr. Robot needs more recognition from us leftists for scenes like these https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvUYlwFlSXs
>>16481 Robocop did it better, but yeah, such individual scenes are pretty good, the rest of it is the problem.
Anyone watching Great News? It's a pretty good show.
Things heatin up on The Boys lads. I wonder if they are going to make Hughie be in a mini coma for the remainder of the season. Starlight challenging Butcher on "The only good Supe is a dead Supe" shit has a parallel to radlibs saying the only good troop is a dead troop in America but not understanding a revolution will require us to get troops on our side. Seems like the show is pushing against idealism with Starlight realizing you can't do shit about collateral damage sometimes in crisis situations. Also how tf the Nazis get btfo in ww2 when they got supercharged lightning on demand?
>>16507 what's great news
>>16508 what is their version of the ussr in that universe
>>16508 That reminds me, I was checking the IMDB user reviews for some shows I like, including The Boys, and fuck, I'm so sick and tired that it's still flooded with right-wingers complaining about "leftist agenda" and "SJWs". Now that they've realized that The Boys is clearly satire they're being butthurt that the show's takes the shit out of conservative ideology while season one was to them "anti-IdPol"
>>16509 I think its a netflix show. Its like 30 rock/raising hope/early cracked web series. It starts off straight faced about a girl boss trying to make into cable news. In till what omg her mom gets an internship there? Its pretty standard sitcom stuff early on but they slowly crank up the absurdity of the show with each episode in till it resembles an uncanny satrized reality of our own. Nothing ground breaking but its a really good half hour show.
>>16511 While butthurt /pol/ is always funny, I personally don't like the show. For a dark satire it's not bad, but it's just not to my taste.
>>16511 i am happy that they are seething
>>16721 This show any good? I wonder if enough people like watching cartoons to warrant its own thread. /leftyco/ in the catalog is only comics, and avatar thread has a lot of activity. Perhaps general non-anime cartoon discussion is small enough to fit in this thread anyway
The Boys keeps shitting on the alt-right and /tv/ is seething.
>>16730 You know, I am so hoping that Stormfront gets her comeuppance. I so would like to see a something like a meme in-universe of making fun of the Nazis getting their asses kicked by the Red Army. That the Aryan "Supermen" were defeated by those they deemed "inferior". I so would love to see her reaction to that.
>>16589 Good tbh, it ended just where it should have.
Honestly, I love BSG, but man the whole "All Along the watchtower" reveal has to be one fo the stupidest things i've ever seen.
>>16730 What are they saying?
>>16749 So spoilers, obviously. So basically, the superheros are created by a drug that was developed by the nazis and Paperclip'd into the US. Turns out an Uberfrau that the nazis created is masquerading as basically the literal embodiment of the "sexy" alt-right, doing a Lauren Southern trip. Oh and a part of her backstory is that she literally drops hints that she killed a black guy in the 1960s for no reason, she is really like sus towards the one black superhero, and she thinks white people should be all turned into superheroes so we can proclaim our racial identity. A subplot is also that she is shagging the Superman/Captain America hybrid who is basically meant to be the personification of American Paleoconservatism, so there is literally a bit where American Conservativism Personified is fucking a Literal personification of Neonaziism. Oh yeah, and the intro to an episode shows a Polcel being radicalised to kill a shop owners because of the media cycle. Ngl I thought it was just shit naming that they named a char Stormfront, but man it fucking fits.
>>16049 >Well, watching episode four, seems like they're going down the road of making Stormfront and her supporters to be the MAGA memelords with the frog pictures. I'm not sure how I feel about this, everytime a show makes a reference to the 2016 election it feels incredibly reductionist, especially when it's a show referring to systemic problems and not just "le orange man and his meme army". I really disliked the Trump-themed American Horror Story season even though it pissed on liberals too. Eh tbh, the fact that they use the bit about Homelander doing warcrimes, then meme it into him being epic and based and owning the libs actually feels a lot more on point. Like the whole manufacture of consent around awful shit just being resultant from people dehumanisinng abuses against others.
>>16833 >>16836 I did like the last episodes. At times it feels like they're just trying to namedrop every stereotype of the alt-right, with the whole cuck porn thing last episode but it's still vastly better than most shows who try to make pop-political references. >A subplot is also that she is shagging the Superman/Captain America hybrid who is basically meant to be the personification of American Paleoconservatism, so there is literally a bit where American Conservativism Personified is fucking a Literal personification of Neonaziism. The Homelander is portrayed so much better than in the comics, and the actor (Anthony Starr) really does a good job - I think he really just represents Bush-era Republicans, who are completely reactionary but are not even aware of it (sociopathic traits), completely corrupt and with a "ends justify the means" mentality, but are now in the present day slowly losing their mass base, and the fact that Homelander quite literally has to hook up with a Nazi to connect to a specific audience again is very much on point. Also, Hughie is probably the most relatable working-class main character I've seen in a very long time. My only gripe with the show is that it portrays the CIA as fundamentally a moral organization, but I guess if you're putting a comic by Garth Ennis (huge military fag) on screen you'll eventually have hick-ups like this.
>>16861 Yeah agree with this. Also tbh the fact that the store-shooter has a fucking Funkopop of Stormfront is a really nice detail. As for the cuck porn thing, yeah that did feel forced but it kinda works with Lamplight being a real fucking depressed loser who turns into a coomer. >Also, Hughie is probably the most relatable working-class main character I've seen in a very long time. I legit had not considered that, heh, Oh also, the satire about the !NOT Scientologists is a good nod at how celeb culture feeds into that shit, but like, feels like South Park/Bojack/[insert other political cartoon here] has already done it better. Also is Billy Butcher meant to be british??? Because I am telling you now that is not a british accent, that is thoroughly Kiwi.
>>16508 >Also how tf the Nazis get btfo in ww2 when they got supercharged lightning on demand? They can't inject adults, only babies: so I guess there weren't 18 years to raise enough SUPERSOLDATEN
>>16861 >that it portrays the CIA as fundamentally a moral organization Eh, that wasn't my reading of it, the scenes where the CIA director tries to get Vaught out of the military it came off as more territorial and cynical rather than moral.
>>16864 I thought Kimiko was injected by the Shining Light Liberation Army, which I think is supposed to be the stand in for the real life Communist Party of the Phillipines/New People's Army.
>>16892 Yeah and it made her mentally unstable. Also I dont think Shining Light is meant to be anything specific, just a generic SE Asian group.
>>16864 >>16892 In episode 6 season 2 when they meet Lamplighter it's established that injecting adults with Compound V results in immediate death most of the times, and only 10% or something get powers, and pretty unstable ones too.
Is succession good?
>>16986 Go watch the Danish Original, The Inheritance.
Watched the Boys season finale, they did go down the road of killing the Nazi goddess pretty brutally. /tv/ is seething and in eternal cope mode.
So thoughts on the last episode of The Boys, especially the seekrit headexploder being !NOT AOC?
>>17082 >nazi goddess what a mess. couldn't get through two episodes of season 1. time to re-watch sopranos for the 8th time
>>17108 It was the worst route they could've gone with tbh, I was looking forward to the not scientology church being the big bad next season
>>17108 I thought it was interesting with that "NOT AOC" being a pawn for Vought to try to control the government from both sides so they have their people in government that can pass laws that are advantageous for them. Really shows how both sides are being used by corporations for control.
>>17128 i hate sopranos simply because of how many leftists keep making cringey memes about it what's the obsession with this show about some lumpen crime boss
>>17133 I am not sure that is what they are trying to go for tbh,
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Tbh, with the halt of the MCU due to Corona, and the takedown that is The Boys, maybe we might be at the end of Capeshit???
An epidemic related Russian TV show called To The Lake is interesting. https://archive.is/yReGO
anyone watching the new season of Fargo? 4 episodes in, it's kino so far
>>17440 isn't that the show based on that coen brothers movie how are they milking it into so many episodes?
Anyone watching pic related? It's a pretty powerful take on separatism and ethnic chauvinism, as well as what Marx called "the idiocy of village life".
hot take (maybe) - 13 Reasons Why is a garbage show with a bunch of force "muh homos and muh suicide crap that turns it into some quirky mystery shit that doesn't resemble real teen issues and drama at all. A big fucking mess. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcQlJ46Kz3Q
>>17521 Pretty lukewarm take I would say, even from the premise it didn't seem all too promising. I totally agree that it is divorced from teen realities - while kids are commiting suicide, not even the edgiest teen girls are executing a contrived elaborate plan to draw attention to themselves after they can no longer revel in it. Not too mention it suffers from being hyper hollywood - high school where everyone is petit bouj and look like models. Also WHY the fuck did they show a suicide that graphic. Are they trying to contribute to gore folders.
>>17139 it has exceptional acting and pretty entertaining writing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYtFMmByfJk
>>17521 Didn't that show cause a wave of IRL teen suicide?
>>17534 Yes I think it did, becuse "suicide is so cool". Basically they took the "It's not just a phase, mom" and took it unironically and made all that edgy 90s tier shit and modernized it into megacringe.
>>17535 >>17522 >>17521 Hot take, that show was a psyop. I remember when it first came out and everywhere it was being posted "Omg don't watch this show it'll make you kill yourself" and it was just a really shitty finding Alaska. It feels like teens were goaded into killing themselves over this show.
>>16481 Pretty sure Mr Robot got plenty of recognition but the same network made another show even more leftist called Damnation but it wound up getting cancelled after first season. It also wound up on Netflix so maybe if enough people watched it another season would get made.
>>17548 That show was awesome, I highly recommend damnation. https://youtu.be/n7yW7h0YkPI
>>17539 I wouldn't doubt it was a psyop. The CIA has literally admitted that hip-hop and modern art were part of a program to "degenerate" american youth and we all know Henri Marcuse and Gloria Steinhem (le cultural marxists) were CIA assets.
Gonna watch the new episode of STD, pray for me anons.
>>17577 I've heard from some Twitter communists that the first episode is decent but yeah. I'll watch it too later because fuck it
>>17577 See the Star Trek thred, STD is utter trash. >>17578 >Twitter Communists The first episode is moronic contradiction after moronic decision, and the following episodes just get worse. If you want to turn your brain off and ignore that it's STAR TREK, you're welcome to do so, but beyond the SJW-politics, the acting and story is just hacked together ripoffs of older series' episodes and edgy youth drama.
that appleTV comedy show about a video game company has me interested anybody seen it? cringe and out of date or decently humorous?
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Anyone here watch Impractical Jokers
>>18025 no because i'm not a loser
>>18031 looks like I'm tonight's big loser
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>>16589 Speaking of puppet /tv/ shows Longhouse Tales is an obscure one that was always fun https://mega.nz/folder/gp922YDC#bHd72I2ARgBmM91yb_OtxQ They often told native american tales as stories https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/Old_Man_Coyote_and_the_Strawberry
Seems like Queen's Gambit actually portrayed the Soviets in a fairly good light. It's a shame it's taken nearly 30 years for popular media to be able to do so in the US. Ending scene was pretty wholesome actually.
>>19386 It's an interesting TV show but quite esoteric and not without flaws. Still worth a watch.
>>10608 I like it
>>17874 >that appleTV comedy show about a video game company has me interested What's it called?
What's everybody's thoughts on Designated Survivor? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YGHMVjpedI
>>19431 Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet
>>19466 I liked it's spin off Surviving: Jack
> Post your thesis on King of the Hill Not much of a thesis or even a controversial take, but Mike Judge is an intelligent conservative and it shows in KOTH and much moreso in Idiocracy. Still, KOTH is an excellent show and I often re-watch the older seasons. I'm catching up on admittedly garbage AHS seasons since they dropped on netflix recently. Apocalypse was watchable, while 1984 was a god damn mess even if you enjoy slasher tropes. Please recommend me something, I want to watch something good.
>>17247 > maybe we might be at the end of Capeshit? The sneed power base does seem to be waning now that no capeshit was released this year. thank allah
I refuse to believe this is a real show
>>19471 >Mike Judge is an intelligent conservative and it shows in KOTH I want to hear more about your take anon. Explain.
>>19482 Tf Was that made in MS Paint?
>>17512 is it anti basque propaganda?
>>19482 We had Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Beverly Hill Hillbillies, along side modern trash like Loud House, are you really surprised?
>>19482 white trash ruined my box wine sales damn it
>>19483 There's not much of a take, KOTH is fundamentally a show about a conservative family dealing with liberal interlopers, often the show vindicates Hank's more conservative views. A good example is Bobby becoming a Husky model, Hank is against it from the get-go while Peggy (performing as the progressive in the show) is supportive, by the end of the episode Hank removes Bobby from a runway show at a mall (lol) seconds before highschoolers throw food at the fat kid models (also lol). Obviously Judge isn't the only influence on KOTH, but episodes he maintains direction over tend to emphasize this theme. There are also general themes of differing viewpoints coming together, Hank and bobby slowly understanding eachother, and the show is pretty favorable to John Redcorn and racism in general. It really is the best western animated show ever created, I absolutely love it. Idiocracy is absolutely based on a conservative talking point, the premise is the world IQ is dropping (which is a talking point today) and that will lead to a regression of tech/civilization. I kind of hate Idiocracy tbh.
>>19498 Are you dissing Fresh Prince of Bel Air? Name 1 thing wrong with it other than those "special" episodes
>>19509 i remember that episode. i thought it ended on a neutral point. i have seen the show up-to season 2 and just think it's pretty liberal for its time god i hope it doesn't get more conservative
So it looks like the Expanse is heading for a catastrophe like GoT. They only got renewed for another season which will be the last season, while still having more than three books to cover. Plus the actor who plays Alex got #metoo'ed for unsolicited dick pics and harassing female fans, so he won't be returning. They gonna have to wrap it up and we probably never going to see the Laconian Empire uniting all of humanity only to be taken down by our heroes which is supposed to be the great finale of the book series. Fucking shame after they spent an entire season four on this single planet with no outcome other than Murtry being arrested. It's considered one of the weakest books of the series yet they spent an entire season on this while still having so many books in front of them. What were they thinking? This is just poor planning.
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>>8913 Is one of the few series I have watched and still have them in my PC. So once every month I laugh at the jokes of the 5th season. Yeah it's pretty liberal, the radfem character becomes progressive in the last season but in the end a happy doomer, but a doomer nontheless, and Bojack gets what he deserves well, if one sees him as a nobody in the news, one would ask for blood, but as always the shady shit gets buried by PR/PC
Anyone here enjoy Amy Sherman-Palladino's shows (Gilmore Girls, Bunheads, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)? Or at least seen them and have thoughts? I think Bunheads is the best of the three, but ironically that may just be because of its early demise. Her other shows tended to get worse with more passing seasons.
Been watching the modern cosmos with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I know it's a "We love science" reddit soyfest, but I gotta say I've kinda been enjoying myself
I finished Black Mirror a while ago, let it sit for a while, and now I'll post about it. Coming through with a hot take right out the door: its actually not THAT bad. So, here's how I'll do it, I'll go over episode by episode. Since I don't recal the names, I'll think of new ones for my own little joke (haha). SEASON I: Episode I: The Phantom Cameron So I hear that the first season was supposedly good. Well, this first episode sucked dick. Well, not the episode, more so the libshit Sorkinite "muh decency optigz" writter did. I'm sorry, but making your piece of shit, ruling class, privilaged shitter PM fuck a pig live on air is funny. But now, the show goes on a moralist fingerwagging crusade about how le decent public would never want to actually see it and even the perpetrator kills himself in shame. Dumb. Also why the hell is the PMs wife pissed? The guy did it to save a life. Pretty understandable and forgivable imo. Idk, maybe its more moralism about how its bad to do this cuz you'll make the guy sad. Episode II: A big amount of Labour Vouchers with Burger characteristics Here we have to discuss an elephant in the room. Black Mirror episodes dealing with dystopias all have stupid premises. So, like this one: its about a post scarecity society that uses a fully planned economy based on pure Labour Time, but oh, arbitrarily the artisan entertainers are a ruling class (a ruling class that still labours), and the lower class is arbitrarilly put in hellworld burgerland living spaces. And the answer is simple - the writers are dumb ass libs, who don't know what the hell they are talking about. So the episode that, in fact, is a great critique of capitalism if you don't think about it too much, just becomes a mess on closer inspection. But aside from that, the episode is, as I said, good as an anti-capitalist piece: it shows commodity fetishism, the trend towards all culture descending to the lowest trash possible, the ability of the system to recuperate anything culturally as well as pointing out the bourgoise as the villains. Episode III: That one film where they switch their phones for dinner and find out each others secrets, Silicon Valley edition As I said in the title, its basically like that film which name escapes me that I described. Its the same "oh, is the secret better left burried?" plot. However it does something else. It lays out great criticism of the current day social media, where everything stays up forever. That is not how humans should function. What you did, what you said, where you've been, all that shit should bever be perfectly saved for eternity. And this episode critiques it, which I like. Season score: 4/10 SEASON II: Episode I: Attack of the Clones Think I stopped watching half way through and went on /leftypol/ instead. Bitch basic is AI real plot. Nice exploration on how its important for people to let go, though. Episode II: Crime and Selfies Seeing S1E2 made me think this will be another shitty premise dystopia episode, but no. This one was great. Think me and the writter are once again on different wibe zones as they, I think, wanted to horify you with the plot twist and show how its inhumane or something, while I found the premise pretty cool. Punishemnt isn't for the criminal, and it isn't for justice, but it is to keep people from commiting crime, a reminder what will happen to you. And in all honesty, white bear park is a great tool for pubishment. Its not a death sentance, which is good, and it is awful enough to be a great deterant, while also providing entertainment. Cool stuff. Episode 3: What if Cockshott was Blue and said bad things? Disgusting, awful, Sorkinite vomit. Nothing but pure bile thrown at the working class and populism in general, not to mention it shitting on direct democracy. Also it was not funny in the least. The fucking epic bear jokes sucked dick and were utter cringe. Burn in hell. Episode IV: I also played SOMA Good half of it is just the same old boring shit about AI rights. Guess its cool how the sextip guy workes as a person whose only job was to make people into commodities. Rest of that concept just feels as if they went "yea lets just throw in this scifi concept and thats the plot". But then there is the secondary plot with the eye thingies. Once again, dumb dystopia, as in you'd never have all people transition to that, but I like how it once again critiques technologies making things too easy, as here it shows the bad results of a hasty, emotional decision over silly shit that ruined many lives. Also lmao at the ending, nigga got shadowbanned. Peak first-worlder problem shit. RIP to all my homies who fell victim to the reddit gestapo. Season score: 3/10 SEASON III: Episode I: Karen Strikes Back Continiueing the shadowban thing, an episode purely about first world middle class petty bougie problems. I like this one since the tech here is purely complimentary. I love how it takes the piss out of hyper online retards. The main character is basically a standin not just for normie ecelebs, but twitter cloudchasers and your agent Kochinski types. Fuck them all, and bless this episode for letting me laugh at their bungles. Episode II: Cyberpunk Epilepsy Moment Following from last one, it does the same good thing of keepig tech shit complimentary. Instead it focuses on personal, human issues. Mainly those of allienation from your family, your home. I liked it, kind of touching. Episode III: What if trollface made you do crime? Probably same as the Crime and Selfies one. I just don't feel bad for the "victims". Fuck them all. However, sure, vigilante shit is bad, and culminating in murder was a bit much. But I also feel this was, once again, the Sorkinite writers atacking online hacktivists, and fuck that. Episode IV: Cyber Heaven is Cool I didn't get it but I liked it. Maybe there was nothing to it intended, but can't shake kf the feel that maybe the writter was moral fagging about "muh souls". Anyway, it was fun to watch, had an absolutely lovely ending, heartwarming to be honest, good episode. Episode V: What if US marines had feelings? Once again, retarded concept for dystopia. Oh, so its a eugenicist purge by technocrats? Yea cool, they totally care and would totally let all infrastructure get fucked, as well as having barely deffective labour force be destroyed. That aside, it was an interesting concept. But as I said in the title, the funny shit to me is that actual marines wouldn't need their nightmare glasses - they would do that shit for fun. Episode VI: Judge, Twitter and Executioner I guess the writter liked the Cameron episode so much, that he decided to repeat it, now with ebin beez and none of the charm the first one had by using no scifi tech. Oh and this time the guy who is mad at the public being un-decent is the bad guy? Make up your mind. Season score: 6/10
>>20151 SEASON IV Episode I: Terky goes off Fun, lighthearted but still exciting to watch episode. Absolutely great. The concept is fun, the villain being an ego-maniac PMC is fun, I feel no sorrow for him getting an aneurism and just, hell, why can't more Black Mirror be like this or the Cyber Heaven episode? Episode II: Attack Helicopter Parenting I liked this one. Its a solid critique, but not of tech, but of the concept of helicopter parenting, that just used tech in this example. Not much more aside from that though. Episode III: Karen strikes again These last few episodes had a really good thing about them - they didn't really tackle some sort of supper massive "tech bad" apocalyptic shit, and they were all great for it, because, I believe, the writers can't handle that stuff. This episode gollows this formula again. Its a rather simple, tragic crime story. At best it tackles the topic of running from responsibility, but that is such a fifth grade ethics class topic it doesn't really count. Tech just plays a maguffin role, its ok. Episode IV: Horny Games Once again a fun, rather lighthearted episode. I think I started getting the writters vibezone at this point, since I called the plot twist of it being a dating app halfway through. Slight minus for it once again hitting the AI joint. Episode V: Bezos makes you his bitch Matt once talked on Cushvlog how allegedly the dogs were originally planned to be human controlled. I feel that was a missed opprotunity. Now its another one of those bad dystopia scenarios - oh no Amazon drones ran amock! I feel it would have been more interesting if the apocalypse was just some sort of regional collapse, but Amazon just didn't gave a shit and still protected their warehouse or some shit. Now its just Terminator. Tbh it was a cool episode, actually exciting etc. Not bad. Episode VI: Mysteries at the Museum Great, fun episode. All of the little stories were enjoyable. Once again overuse of the AI topic. I liked how they examined how misery it self would be commodified. Not much of a grand idea for the episode, and its better for it imo. Season score: 9/10 SEASON V: Episode I: DudeBro love I... don't know what this was about. Like, ok, so when your homie looks a certain way you want to fuck them... so? I just don't see anything here. This feels like one of those idea episodes, but there is nothing, and it is also rather boring. Episode II: I want to speak to the manager An anti-phonesbad episode. The main character fucks up and starts searching for who to blame. I liked how the CEO was some retard hippie who fucked off from the business and started lifestyleism shit. Not much else. Episode III: Mid 2000's kids movie Literally the title. The only topic really is that parents should interact more with their kids and that management interferance is bad. Asside from that its some shitty Alvin and the Chipmunks clone where the evil aunt wants to steal the golden cow and its to this brave teen hero and her toy to stop it, and it even ends with a musical number. Tbh I have no clue how a show that started with a libtard deffending Cameron's honor ends up with this. Season score: 2/10 The end.
>>20152 damn

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