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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #2070 on: Mar 29, 2024, 01:53:54 PM »
Hey, it is pretty good. I almost wish I was remotely interested in anything else on Disney+. This show's also rekindled my love of Rogue that was stomped on so mercilessly by Anna Paquin and the live action slop. (For the record, I like X1 and X2, but I hated Anna Paquin Rogue. I wanted a warm, feisty Southern belle with Peggy Bundy hair.)

I wasn't completely sold on the Cyclops VA. Ray Chase is super-talented but Cyke just sounds sorta extra douchey. But I like it now. I'm so confused about Forge though. Wasn't he in the old show? I guess he didn't meet Storm in it?

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« Reply #2071 on: Apr 12, 2024, 02:45:04 PM »

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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #2072 on: Apr 14, 2024, 10:25:06 AM »
Oh, thank God he just spat on him. I was expecting worse. :lol:

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« Reply #2073 on: May 02, 2024, 12:54:22 PM »

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« Reply #2074 on: May 02, 2024, 01:02:23 PM »

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« Reply #2075 on: May 07, 2024, 10:52:08 AM »

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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #2076 on: May 11, 2024, 04:03:13 PM »
Oh, that Margaret!



So X-Men '97, I have some questions for y'all:


So someone elucidate for me: what was the plan here?  These three fuck-off and leave the Earth and mutants that probably would've sided with Magneto to die?  Earth was going to be fucked up in 12 hours from magnetic stuff, right?  I feel like I missed something here because this doesn't make sense.  #1. That 12-hour Earth stake is stupid.  #2. Rogue loses Gambit so decides to lose her brother, too?  Huh?  I just don't believe she would leave Nightcrawler like that.  I could see her defecting after the world is safe and Bastian dead but certainly not before.

I still like the show but I'm confused.  Also, I would've preferred if the Professor didn't come back. I won't mind if he just leaves again or actually dies.  I don't hate him or anything but I find the inter-character dynamics are more interesting without the Professor trying to referee and his scenes are a bit boring tbh.

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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #2077 on: May 13, 2024, 11:39:39 AM »
I can't explain it. I feel like most of what's come after the second episode has been a mixture of sloppy and confusing. The Genosha episode was admittedly another high point. My understanding is that the show is loosely adapting an arc from the books, so whereas that stuff had weeks/months/years to cook, we're getting it all crammed into 10 episodes, hence the seemingly nonsensical story beats.

And while I appreciate that some characters are getting wardrobe updates to put them more in line with their current comic book depictions, Rogue's sucks. Like, look at that trash. Rogue's '90s outfit is bloody ICONIC. This one looks like she should be corralling kids to have their picture taken with Santa at the mall. Wretched.

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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #2078 on: May 13, 2024, 02:09:10 PM »
I feel like this one was an easy solve: the professor comes back like he does and telepathically calls to Mags, who joins forces with them to beat Bastion's ass. And after the day is won, then Mags turns on the group all "you are naiiiive, Charles," gives some speech about how his way's the only way and then Rogue and Roberto defect. It devolves to a fight and most of the same shit happens including Wolvy and Mags effing each other up. The whole stake of the Earth, what, fucking melting/getting stuck to the fridge/blowing up or whatever... that's dumb.  Rogue and Roberto are upset and feel betrayed, they don't want their friends and family to fucking die.  I'll eat crow if I missed a plot point somewhere or misunderstood something.

I don't mind the outfit change for Rogue as long as she ends up returning to her 90's outfit once she comes back to the X-Men.  Also, the Rogue x Magneto shit needs to drop from the show and never come back again.  It was funny and weird when it happened--I had that Savage Land issue with the iconic cover at one point, I wasn't shocked--but ultimately we want her with Gambit.  No one wants to see her with old man buckethead.  :lol:

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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #2079 on: May 14, 2024, 11:53:54 AM »
Wow! Did you actually get it when it came out? You only would have been 10 or 11, yeah?

I can just imagine Schmoo finding it tucked under your mattress and confronting you with it, "Why do you have this?!" :goddammit:

Nah, your mom's probably cooler than that. :laugh:

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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #2080 on: May 14, 2024, 12:42:23 PM »
Wow! Did you actually get it when it came out? You only would have been 10 or 11, yeah?

I can just imagine Schmoo finding it tucked under your mattress and confronting you with it, "Why do you have this?!" :goddammit:

Nah, your mom's probably cooler than that. :laugh:

Either Merla bought it and gave it to me or I bought it as a back issue. In fact, looking at the years here, one of us had to have gotten it as a back issue. XTAS got both of us into the X-Men and that was 1992. We weren't buying before then. I got rid of most of my comics anyway so I don't have X-anything anymore.

And Merla actually collected Marvel comics first. It was never super extensive but she had a couple of boxes of stuff. She had the Scott/Jean wedding issue, she had issues of the Wolverine solo comic, and the 1993 Gambit mini. She also collected, like, X-caliber or something. One of those other x-teams. And the one with the gay Canadian? (Looked it up: Alpha Flight)

I loved Rogue so I liked to collect stuff with Rogue--like her solo run. But we never overlapped what we got so if she had it, I didn't get it and vice versa. I have no idea what she still owns if anything. I'm sure she got rid of most of them.

But as Merla's a true Gambit/Rogue shipper since 1992, she does still have that issue. It's actually hanging in her bedroom right now. It has been for years, possibly ever since she originally bought it.

And for the record, she has no interest in X-men 97 with a Rogue-less dead Gambit. You don't kill her man!

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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #2081 on: May 15, 2024, 12:36:20 PM »
The pricing on these is wild. "I'd buy that for a dollar!" I remember my Grandpa checking out my comics and remarking that he only had to pay a nickel when he was a kid. Meanwhile, in 2024...

I didn't have a lot of stuff myself, but a friend of mine was a comic book collecting fiend. He had stacks upon stacks. I would go over there to read for free all the time. Think I saw most of Age of Apocalypse that way, but that would have been a little later, right? '95 or so.

Had Merla started out watching '97 and bounced as soon as Gambit ate it?
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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #2082 on: May 15, 2024, 01:38:04 PM »
Merla doesn't really keep up with pop culture a whole lot these days. She didn't know there was a new show and it's sort of my sisterly obligation to spoil something like Gambit dying so she doesn't waste her time. (Because she would see it that way.) Maybe when he actually comes back she'll care.

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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #2083 on: May 15, 2024, 06:31:51 PM »
I think X-Men '97 ended okay. I think my issues with the plot in the prior ep are still valid but the show handwaves it so hard that the viewer isn't stuck lingering on the non-sensical parts of it.  It redirects the viewer's attention and I liked that.  Basically the show saying "yeah, we can't explain so we won't try. We needed them all on the asteroid.  Look Sunspot and Rogue are friends with the others again.  Isn't that neat?"

I didn't care for the all of the cameos or for all of the Season 2 set-up. Like, I actually think it would've been fine if we never saw the displaced X-Men until the next season and the episode ended with Bishop telling Forge they were going through time to save the X-Men. I thought that was a strong end to the season.  But then they had to tease more.

Also the post-cred scene at the end with Gambit's card got cut off of the video I saw. I just thought that was funny. The scene's all over YouTube so whatever but I wouldn't have known to look for it if I hadn't read there was one.

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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #2084 on: May 15, 2024, 09:29:51 PM »
Merla doesn't really keep up with pop culture a whole lot these days.

Following up on what I just posted, En Sabah Nur appeared on some clickbait thumbnails on YouTube while Merla was watching random videos and I was all "Apocalypse, lol" and she was all "WHO?"  "Apocalypse. From X-Men.  You know who he is." "No, I don't. :mad:" She only remembered when she googled Apocalypse in XTAS but, yeah, X-Men's not on her mind these days.
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« Reply #2085 on: May 17, 2024, 04:08:01 PM »

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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #2086 on: May 17, 2024, 08:09:31 PM »
DJMax Respect V has once again swapped out their opening movie for a new one. It doesn't make much sense out of context, but it's still pretty to look at: