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Re: TV Shows

Postby Rylan on Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:57 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:Thats fine, but when high school kids are looking up to people and getting influenced to do it thats where the problem comes in. I think people should be given a chance to fully develop their brain then make the decision to throw their health away. :pop:


I just think picking out specific things to hide and others to accept is equally a problem. I agree that marketing to a young demographic is abhorrent, but with so much media now a days just about everything is at the high schooler's fingertips if he or she chooses. Its a slippery slope and I understand your point.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:58 pm

i think by hitting the back button on my browser I created a glitch in the matrix
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:04 pm

Boardwalk Empire has been renewed for a fifth season.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby canaan on Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:11 pm

excellent
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Re: TV Shows

Postby relantel on Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:18 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:Boardwalk Empire has been renewed for a fifth season.

great Caesar's ghost. I still haven't watched the first season finale yet. (29 eps on the DVR of which I've watched the penultimate ep of season 1 and my wife has not - all of seasons 2 & 3 plus season 4 so far)
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Re: TV Shows

Postby blackjack68 on Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:23 pm

columbia wrote:
Rylan wrote:I think Christian Bale is the only actor that really really really liked to change his appearance for roles. Though I have heard he is done with that.


Two examples I can think of:

De Niro putting on about 70 pounds for "Raging Bull."

Adrian Brody losing about 30 pounds for the "The Pianist." They actually shot it in reverse, so he was at his thinnest at the beginning of the filming.


Tom Hanks - Cast Away

Charlize Theron - the murderer movie (Monster?)
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Re: TV Shows

Postby meecrofilm on Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:05 pm

^^ Get ready to see McConaughey in the film Dallas Buyers Club later this year. He's basically a walking corpse in it.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Eismann on Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:15 pm

blackjack68 wrote:
columbia wrote:
Rylan wrote:I think Christian Bale is the only actor that really really really liked to change his appearance for roles. Though I have heard he is done with that.


Two examples I can think of:

De Niro putting on about 70 pounds for "Raging Bull."

Adrian Brody losing about 30 pounds for the "The Pianist." They actually shot it in reverse, so he was at his thinnest at the beginning of the filming.


Tom Hanks - Cast Away

Charlize Theron - the murderer movie (Monster?)


Bale in The Machinist was un-human. That role pwns all.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby MWB on Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:39 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:Speaking of that, I tried to watch the first episode of The Wire on Tuesday. Does it get a lot better?


Didn't you say the same thing about Breaking Bad?
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Re: TV Shows

Postby the wicked child on Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:06 pm

I certainly never would have predicted that I would enjoy the Wire as much as I do after one episode... But somewhere during that first season, I was hooked.

With Breaking Bad, a long time passed between when I watched the first episode and the second, but once the bathtub scene happened, there was no turning back.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:53 pm

MWB wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:Speaking of that, I tried to watch the first episode of The Wire on Tuesday. Does it get a lot better?


Didn't you say the same thing about Breaking Bad?

Indeed i did. I had to muscle throughthe whole first season actually.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby MWB on Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:58 pm

If you like good writing and good characters, stick with it.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:01 pm

Yeah im at least going to watch the full first season
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Re: TV Shows

Postby the wicked child on Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:07 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:Yeah im at least going to watch the full first season

It's worth it if only for seeing the infamous murder scene investigation by McNulty and Bunk.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:18 pm

The Wire definitely takes some episodes to draw you in. Always thought The Shield did an amazing job at really drawing you in with the first episode.

The McNulty-Bunk investigation scene is amazing.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby shmenguin on Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:22 pm

Even if you dont love the Wire now, you'll love season 4. So stick with it. From there, you can skip season 5 and go right to the finale. You won't miss anything except things that make you angry at the creators
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Re: TV Shows

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:00 pm

So I watched the Michael J. Fox show. Some good lines, but overall a typical lousy sitcom. Too bad.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:03 pm

I never understood the whole "you can skip season X" mentality. If I'm going to watch a show start to finish I am going to watch the whole thing.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Gaucho on Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:08 pm

Dickie Dunn wrote:The Wire definitely takes some episodes to draw you in. Always thought The Shield did an amazing job at really drawing you in with the first episode.


I tried watching The Shield and hated it. It did an amazing job of putting me off within the first five minutes. The characters all seemed like decals to me.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby MWB on Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:14 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:I never understood the whole "you can skip season X" mentality. If I'm going to watch a show start to finish I am going to watch the whole thing.


I agree. Also don't think The Wire had anything worth skipping.

Michael J Fox show was ok. I'll watch it again. Marie from Breaking Bad and Bunk from The Wire.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby meecrofilm on Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:33 pm

First episode of Trophy Wife was pretty decent. I'll check out a few more episodes to see where it goes.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:33 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:I never understood the whole "you can skip season X" mentality. If I'm going to watch a show start to finish I am going to watch the whole thing.


You can skip season 8 of The Office. Infact, in writing for season 9 I think the writers did as much of that as they could.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:42 pm

Gaucho wrote:
Dickie Dunn wrote:The Wire definitely takes some episodes to draw you in. Always thought The Shield did an amazing job at really drawing you in with the first episode.


I tried watching The Shield and hated it. It did an amazing job of putting me off within the first five minutes. The characters all seemed like decals to me.


How far did you make it? The Shield has some of the best character growth (for every single character on the show) that I've ever seen in a TV show.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby Factorial on Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:43 pm

Rylan wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:Thats fine, but when high school kids are looking up to people and getting influenced to do it thats where the problem comes in. I think people should be given a chance to fully develop their brain then make the decision to throw their health away. :pop:


I just think picking out specific things to hide and others to accept is equally a problem. I agree that marketing to a young demographic is abhorrent, but with so much media now a days just about everything is at the high schooler's fingertips if he or she chooses. Its a slippery slope and I understand your point.


As someone with 17, 14 and 12 year-old, they know better than to be influenced by these things. It's up to the parents to teach their kids to realize they are being marketed to and avoid the negative trappings of their offerings.
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Re: TV Shows

Postby JeffDFD on Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:48 pm

Wait up a second...I got confused in this thread. What is the TV that everyone thinks is awesome and is often referred to when talking about Breaking Bad? The Shield or The Wire? What is the one people have been saying "BB is the best blah blah blah since The X?"
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