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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #1890 on: May 31, 2020, 07:20:11 PM »
His shit stinks, but I love listening to him talk. I never miss an episode of his podcast with Marc Bernardin.

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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #1891 on: Jul 06, 2020, 01:10:39 PM »
I loved She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. It took what was ostensibly a TV commercial with stapled on morals and basically no plot from the 80s and gave it some actual life and characters instead of a bunch of carbon copies, characters who have their own real motivations and stay fairly consistent throughout the show. It wasn't perfect, there were some elements that really did get a WTF from me, but I'm happy with it and wish there was more coming. But obviously some of us are going to disagree on that. Also, the voice acting in both the original She-Ra and He-Man was traaaash. https://bogleech.com/toys/scorpia.mp4 Enjoying the originals in 2020 without nostalgia glasses is basically impossible, and the VA is the worst part of it to me.

I'm worried now that the Kevin Smith's He-Man won't go far enough in changing what was also really just a TV commercial with stapled on morals and basically no plot from the 80s into something that's actually good. If he tries to keep it to close to the original, than remaking it is utterly pointless.

Another 80s show that's had a fairly good remake, that I personally liked, was the 2011 Thundercats. If he gets close to that level of quality, then it'll at least be something decent.
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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #1892 on: Jul 06, 2020, 01:15:06 PM »
Watching Doom Patrol season 2, I'm still loving the fuck out of this show.

Watching Stargirl on DC Universe. It's been fun enough so far. I think the show might find proper legs before the end of the season but I wouldn't be shocked to see this be a one-season affair.

Watched some old Looney Tunes cartoons and forgot how fun that kind of mostly mindless humor can be sometimes. In particular watched Baseball Bugs and Hair-Raising Hare which were both a great laugh, and some random episodes from that same season which were fun enough but I wouldn't revisit by choice.

Wife and I can't decide when we're going to catch up on Westworld, if at all. Been hearing the most recent season is fairly sub-par.
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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #1893 on: Jul 06, 2020, 10:53:39 PM »
I can't believe I haven't started watching the last season of Legends. Despite my enjoyment of it, it's like all the other CW shows; I like them, but I don't love them anymore. I have tried to get into Stargirl (phrasing), but I just can't bring myself to care enough about it to stay on top of it (again, phrasing).
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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #1894 on: Jul 07, 2020, 09:32:56 AM »
I can't believe I haven't started watching the last season of Legends. Despite my enjoyment of it, it's like all the other CW shows; I like them, but I don't love them anymore. I have tried to get into Stargirl (phrasing), but I just can't bring myself to care enough about it to stay on top of it (again, phrasing).

To my shock, an hour after I posted that comment, i saw it was announced that Stargirl was picked up for a season 2 and will move to CW.
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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #1895 on: Jul 07, 2020, 09:58:35 AM »
I can't believe I haven't started watching the last season of Legends. Despite my enjoyment of it, it's like all the other CW shows; I like them, but I don't love them anymore. I have tried to get into Stargirl (phrasing), but I just can't bring myself to care enough about it to stay on top of it (again, phrasing).

Forgot about Legends. Last season of Legends was pretty fun and had some good and important character moments. One complaint I have about the last few seasons is that the superpowered side of the show doesn't seem to be doing quite as much stuff as in earlier seasons. In some ways, it's a strength of the show that they don't always rely on the supers to do crazy stuff to fix all their problems, but sometimes you really do want to see it. Not to say it isn't there at all. Constantine in particular probably uses his abilities most commonly, and he's been such a great addition to the show that I never want to see him leave now. I think he's just weird enough that he can't quite carry his own show and just interesting enough that he really improves this one. And I can't deny I like the look of him as well.

That reminds me, if you haven't seen Doom Patrol, it's a similar ensemble of weird characters (all powered, though), including a recurring role for a  Constantine stand-in that's different enough from Constantine to feel a bit unique but also feels like it lampoons the character a bit. Very fun. And Alan Tudyk as villain Mr Nobody is incredible.
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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #1896 on: Jul 07, 2020, 10:09:22 AM »
Oh, I also forgot about the Harley Quinn series, which I've watched as it was airing. Fantastic little comedy show that came as a real surprise to me from DC. Feels almost like a spin-off of Batman TAS but twisted and warped in ways that make for a lot of fun. It takes a lot of risks and brings characters to the forefront that just absolutely make no sense being there. This show makes Kite-Man likeable, and I even felt sympathy for his story.  Fucking KITE-MAN. It also brought back Condiment King from TAS, lots of references to that show as well as to other Batman(+other DC) properties.

One complaint is that Harley's accent is inconsistent, which I can't entirely tell is on purpose (the Jersey dialect did seem to come back more when dealing with her own family, and in some other tense situations for her), or if it was just inconsistent VA work (Kaley Cuoco, who's also an EP through her company, Yes, Norman) or if it was inconsistent directing.

But overall, the show has been a lot of fun. There's been interesting takes on all the characters, mostly villains. But even the hero side is there and parodied  well, particularly Batgirl, Gordon, Alfred, and Bruce/Batman, and even a bit of fun with Damian Wayne as Robin. The show parodies a lot but most of it doesn't feel like it sits outside of how the characters have been portrayed in other media (Commissioner Gordon might be the exception, he's really exaggerated, but it's fun).

I really do think that Harley and Ivy really are best together, without Joker, even if they're just friends or if they're romantic. Seriously, fuck Joker.
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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #1897 on: Jul 07, 2020, 12:01:20 PM »
Constantine...'s been such a great addition to the show that I never want to see him leave now. I think he's just weird enough that he can't quite carry his own show and just interesting enough that he really improves this one. And I can't deny I like the look of him as well.
I really liked the NBC show. I wish they'd carried it over to CW as I think it would have done far better there. I'm glad they're more or less carrying it over through Legends.

That reminds me, if you haven't seen Doom Patrol, it's a similar ensemble of weird characters (all powered, though), including a recurring role for a  Constantine stand-in that's different enough from Constantine to feel a bit unique but also feels like it lampoons the character a bit. Very fun. And Alan Tudyk as villain Mr Nobody is incredible.
I enjoyed the first season. I figured I'd wait until everything's "aired" for season 2 before picking it back up.
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Re: [TV, etc.] What are you watching?!
« Reply #1898 on: Jul 15, 2020, 10:50:30 AM »
Also watching Agents of SHIELD again. It's still fine but nothing special. Quake's seeming refusal to use her powers in situation's where there's no one who would really see her and using them wouldn't negatively affect her team and would probably deal with the "bad guys" easily has gotten really annoying over the length of the show. But I still enjoy Coulson.
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