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Started by Trevor, March 06, 2022, 05:19:36 AM

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Newt

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Trevor

Quote from: Newt on March 22, 2022, 04:33:07 PM
Quote from: Trevor on March 22, 2022, 10:03:00 AM
Quote from: HappyGilmore  on March 22, 2022, 08:29:09 AM
Never dug The Sopranos at all.  Entirely overhyped.

Finally someone agrees with me  :cheers:

Count me in too!   :cheers:

As I said, James Gandolfini was a great actor (and I have read over and over again that he was a nice person) but The Sopranos is full of unlikable characters in an unlikable setting. Oh yeah and the Soprano crew is called the DeMeo Crew, named after a psychopathic killer.  :buggedout: :buggedout:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_DeMeo
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sprite75

Quote from: indianasmith on March 06, 2022, 08:20:30 AM
I just never thought SEINFELD was that funny.  FRIENDS either.

Yeah I never really got into watching Seinfeld or Friends either. 

And as much as I love Star Trek I wish to Christ they would lay off the time travel and section 31 stories already.  It's a f**king crutch to use either of those alone or in combination.  It wasn't so bad up through DS9 but then they used time travel in place of solid writing.
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chainsaw midget

I never really got into the Walking Dead. 

I think it dragged on far too long and even for zombie cinema it felt incredibly downbeat. 

Trevor

Quote from: chainsaw midget on April 13, 2022, 01:06:17 PM
I never really got into the Walking Dead. 

I think it dragged on far too long and even for zombie cinema it felt incredibly downbeat. 

I've got seasons 1 & 2 on DVD and it was OK back then, but now not so much anymore.
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Newt

I have never liked the TOS ep "City on the Edge of Forever".  Yish.  I wasn't buying it when it first aired and still don't see what the praise is about.

And I think "Wrath of Khan" is the worst ST movie.  Well, maybe second-worst.  Saw it in the theater when it came out.  Just an overly-long cheesy TV episode.

There.  I said it.
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Trevor

#51
Quote from: Newt on April 14, 2022, 07:39:15 AM
I have never liked the TOS ep "City on the Edge of Forever".  Yish.  I wasn't buying it when it first aired and still don't see what the praise is about.

I liked it but it is very, very overrated: the only really good thing in it is Dame Joan Collins. Errand of Mercy is still my fave episode.  :smile:
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Trevor

Quote from: Trevor on March 08, 2022, 02:19:05 AM
The new Magnum PI and MacGyver: never seen them, don't want to. :twirl:

I see both have now been canceled  :question:
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claws

#54
Never cared about X-Files. I watched a few but there wasn't anything much of interest for me. Episodes felt like a tease with lots of blah blah and Scooby-Do like endings. I also couldn't get into the Mulder and Scully characters, found both to be very unsympathetic.

I should also note that the series had an unusual high ammount of commercial breaks. Even back then I hated TV commercials so X-Files was an easy skip.

Never seen "Lost" or "Games of Thrones." The hysteric over-the-top and annoying in-your-face hype on social media made me actually less interested. Also, I didn't want to subject myself to commercials again. At that time I had already stopped watching TV because of commercials, and for shows edited for prime time.
So there was really no point in watching either.
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Trevor

Quote from: claws on May 15, 2022, 03:31:43 AM
Never cared about X-Files. I watched a few but there wasn't anything much of interest for me. Episodes felt like a tease with lots of blah blah and Scooby-Do like endings. I also couldn't get into the Mulder and Scully characters, found both to be very unsympathetic.

The first three seasons had the best episodes for me: the rest were kind of 'meh'.
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pacman000

Laugh tracks aren't that bad; I can ignore it. Audience laughter is actually good, if they aren't prompting the audience to laugh.
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Jim H

Not sure how unpopular it is, but I saw a lot of people who really liked Yellowstone: 1883 and said it was much better than the main series.  I guess maybe it's better in a serious sense (Yellowstone is junk, but often entertaining junk), but it's still really tawdry melodrama and the narration by the female lead is completely absurd and ridiculous the entire series, just terribly delivered.   It's often boring, feels twice as long as it needs to be.

It's also extremely dreary and depressing, the bad stuff that keeps happening is so extreme it beggars belief - it's like suffering porn.  Like, not exaggerating, the Donner party got off MUCH better than the wagon train in this series.  About half of them died, for reference.  Also, it's in 1883, when wagon trains were nearly done and the routes were much safer, so it's historically inaccurate. 

Sam Elliot is great, it's pretty, but that's about all I liked a whole lot. 

claws

Had to google Yellowstone (1883), never heard of it which makes sense since it is a Paramount+ exclusive? IMDb ratings seem to be going through the roof though  :buggedout:
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Jim H

Quote from: claws on May 18, 2022, 12:04:27 PM
Had to google Yellowstone (1883), never heard of it which makes sense since it is a Paramount+ exclusive? IMDb ratings seem to be going through the roof though  :buggedout:

Have you heard of regular Yellowstone?  It's a Kevin Costner show, modern day Neo Western kind of thing.  It's actually the #1 show on TV now, pretty much, which is kind of amazing considering how little discussion there is online about it.  It's like, invisible.  1883 was a limited one season prequel spinoff.  They're doing another one now set in the 1930s, and that one is going to have Harrison Ford in it apparently.