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Re: TV Shows

Postby columbia on Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:56 am

I thought his schtick would wear on me, but so far that show has been hilarious.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Gaucho on Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:23 am

"Net neutrality: The only two words that promise more boredom in the English language are 'featuring Sting.'"

Brillant.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby blackjack68 on Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:40 am

eddysnake wrote:Last week with John Oliver is great. contains some language...(nevermind it's bleeped)

Sunday night on Net Neutrality




He's right though, not enough people have any idea what this is or how bad it would be if it were removed. But they can tell you where Kim and Kanye got married.

He like, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, are at least using comedy to inform their audiences. I read some time ago that many younger people admitted that The Daily Show was their only exposure/source of news.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:43 am

blackjack68 wrote:I read some time ago that many younger people admitted that The Daily Show was their only exposure/source of news.


This scares me
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:55 am

Going to start The Wire today
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Re: TV Shows

Postby dodint on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:08 am

I'm taking an IT Infrastructure class for my masters program, and when we were dividing up the case studies I picked Net Neutrality because my ignorance of the actual issue is really really high. :(
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Re: TV Shows

Postby blackjack68 on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:09 am

PensFanInDC wrote:
blackjack68 wrote:I read some time ago that many younger people admitted that The Daily Show was their only exposure/source of news.


This scares me


It should.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Gaucho on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:10 am

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Re: TV Shows

Postby MWB on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:13 am

blackjack68 wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:
blackjack68 wrote:I read some time ago that many younger people admitted that The Daily Show was their only exposure/source of news.


This scares me


It should.


It's better than nothing. There is actual reporting of stories, then it is comedy about the actual news.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby largegarlic on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:48 am

Link to a summary of a study from 2012 that concludes people who just get their news from the Daily Show know more about the news than anyone who primarily gets it from the main cable news channels:

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/174826/survey-nprs-listeners-best-informed-fox-news-viewers-worst-informed/

Notice also that NPR listeners score the highest :fist: , while those who get their news only from Fox News score lower than people who don't watch any news at all.

Also, this story talks about a study that shows Colbert's satirical formation of a super-PAC was more informative about what super-PACs are and how they work than any reporting done by traditional sources:

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/06/02/colbert-report-taught-viewers-more-about-super-pacs-than-cable-news
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Re: TV Shows

Postby largegarlic on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:54 am

PensFanInDC wrote:Going to start The Wire today


I just finished The Wire a month or so ago (right before it started streaming on Amazon Prime :face: ). There are so many awesome things about it that it's hard to pick highlights, but I would say one of my favorite underrated parts of it are Clay Davis's epic sh-bombs (is that the PG equivalent of f-bomb? I've never had to think about this before). He can really draw it out.

It kind of makes me wish there were an Emmy for best reading of lines containing profanity.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:08 pm

the best reading of lines containing profanity in the wire was without a doubt stringer asking the kid about taking notes on a criminal conspiracy.

speaking of which, it would be tough to put together the five funniest moments of the wire.

one of them would mos def. be the scene gaucho just posted. kenny the kangaroo and the girlfriend use that one all the time.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby shmenguin on Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:28 pm

i'd rather a young person get their news from the daily show than any other standard TV news outlet.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby eddysnake on Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:42 pm

John Oliver had a great segment on GM as well. look that one up
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Re: TV Shows

Postby dodint on Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:24 pm

Halt and Catch Fire was good enough as a first episode to keep me watching for a while. The Tex-ass stuff was there (duh, opening scene is an armadillo) but not too overbearing. Some of the scenes just made huge leaps, but in setting up characters I can see why that would happen the way it did. The Acid Burn copycat character needs to grow out of the cliches for me to root for her. We'll see what the summer brings.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby MWB on Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:20 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:the best reading of lines containing profanity in the wire was without a doubt stringer asking the kid about taking notes on a criminal conspiracy.

speaking of which, it would be tough to put together the five funniest moments of the wire.

one of them would mos def. be the scene gaucho just posted. kenny the kangaroo and the girlfriend use that one all the time.


For such an intense drama there were a lot of funny parts to the wire.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby MWB on Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:21 pm

dodint wrote:Halt and Catch Fire was good enough as a first episode to keep me watching for a while. The Tex-ass stuff was there (duh, opening scene is an armadillo) but not too overbearing. Some of the scenes just made huge leaps, but in setting up characters I can see why that would happen the way it did. The Acid Burn copycat character needs to grow out of the cliches for me to root for her. We'll see what the summer brings.


Thought the same thing. Decent start, but not blown away.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby the wicked child on Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:50 pm

Yeah, I found myself laughing fairly often during the wire for sure. So many great characters.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby MWB on Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:27 pm

Mcnutty getting The Bunk from some woman's house, with him on the toilet in a robe smoking a cigar was hilarious.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:58 am

totally bummed that was the last episode of silicon valley. good stuff.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby dodint on Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:12 am

HBO funded a secone season. They still need to shoot it though. :(
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Re: TV Shows

Postby eddysnake on Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:57 am

Knowing you, knowing me with Alan Partridge. Becoming a big fan of Steve Coogan.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby eddysnake on Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:35 pm

anyone watching penny dreadful? I saw about 20 minutes last night and it seemed pretty interesting.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:50 pm

dodint wrote:Halt and Catch Fire was good enough as a first episode to keep me watching for a while. The Tex-ass stuff was there (duh, opening scene is an armadillo) but not too overbearing. Some of the scenes just made huge leaps, but in setting up characters I can see why that would happen the way it did. The Acid Burn copycat character needs to grow out of the cliches for me to root for her. We'll see what the summer brings.


I'm having a hard time watching Cameron Howe without thinking of Watts in Some Kind of Wonderful and Aimee Mann circa 1985.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Spangler on Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:56 pm

For some reason I had the desire to watch Berzerk, a classic anime, and I'm really getting into it.

It's one of those animes I kept hearing about over the years. Plus, Dark Souls is heavily influenced by it.
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