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have you seen The Office, or New Girl? if not you should add them to your list, shitloads of episodes and high rewatchability. really good dumb comedy. same as Brooklyn 99.
from what I remember The Mindy Project was a good watch as well.
agree withe attention span thing 100% I've had the office on repeat, my adhd wont tolerate much else.
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Just binged watched The Society on netflix and it’s not a good show i tend to hate teen drama and those types of shows but it was actually very entertaining and the show actually made me feel for the characters? Which normally happens with really good shows like game of thrones and such, i would def recommend it. The second season of The Rain also just came out which is also a show i’d highly recommend.
I watched it too! I usually hate teen dramas (still hate-watch riverdale tho, while pulling my hair out of cringe at each episode) but I really enjoy post-apocalyptic and "kids on their own" type of shows.
Tried to watch The Rain but I found the acting so bad and that one main girl thats supposed to be a teenager looked like she was played by a 30 year old actress.
the only historical jdrama i have ever watched was ooku the inner chambers. it's based on a manga
the synopsis: The plot follows an alternate history of early modern Japan in which an unknown disease kills most of the male population, leading to a matriarchal society in which the Ōoku becomes a harem of men serving the now female shōgun.
there's also an earlier movie version that follows a different arc/main character and shogun.
Nobunaga Concerto is a historical j-drama.
Synopsis: A boy from our modern day ends up in a time slip to feudal Japan. He swaps places with the real Nobunaga.
It’s good if you don’t know much about Japanese history. The protagonist has no clue either so you learn with him. Also Oguri Shun is an iconic actor so that’s a plus.
just curious, did you enjoy Bandersnatch ?
also who here watched The OA and has similar stuff to reccomend ? I loved that shit.
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Thank you so much for mentioning this. I've just finished the first episode and I'm already going to binge on the second and third one.
It's so well done. From the people on the top trying to downplay the damage at the expense of innocent common folk, to the claustrophobic halls and pathways within the plant. The acting is great, the gloomy setting, the story.
Also, I'm sort of excited for the newest and last season of Mr. Robot. I know it's a meme by this point but I like it regardless.
Then there's also The Terror but I haven't got to watching it yet.
If anyone has some similar shows to recommend, please do.
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Netflix monthly choices
A girl is gang raped in a bus based in a real story it follows the police officers dealing with the case
Korean drama about the life of people before and after becoming police officers dealing with drugs prostitution and corruption
BBC dark comedy about a man getting over his wife’s death 10/10 best comedy I’ve seen this year
Dead to me
A real estate agent investigates the murder of her husband
I can’t say much else about the plot but if you are on your mid twenties is a great watch
Oh forgot to add
Dogs of Berlin
Police drama that deals with racial and political issues in a corrupt Berlin after the misterious death of a football player
A bit on the smut side but that’s expected from the director despite the compelling story
watched the 3 episodes that are currently out just now, i really liked it, very harrowing but well done. nuclear power/things gone awry has really interested me since i was a child and this was very up my alley.
very unrelated but Good Girls is also a really good series (currently season 2 is airing, renewed for season 3), it's about 3 suburban soccer moms robbing a grocery store to help their various financial struggles but they end up getting tangled up with a gang.
other series i've recently seen and enjoyed not mentioned in this thread are Dark, Killing Eve (season 2 currently airing too) and Santa Clarita Diet.
Oh man i loved the OA, i honesty cant think of anything similar. But if you haven’t seen it i recommend Dark it’s confusing and interesting like the OA and the second season is coming out soon
Is anyone excited for Euphoria on HBO? it looks really good, i don’t like zendaya as an actress but the show seems interesting.
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Real love on Netflix it’s like lolcow but IRL it’s hilarious
I started watching Good Girls like today. This Rio (or whatever is his name) guy makes me nostalgic about the time I hooked up with a 19 yo brazilian guy who told me how he got his ribs broken by brazilian cops and he was also covered in tattoos.
Watching this show and the show Queen of the South really makes me crave some latino dicking, shame we dont have that here in Europe.
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I started watching WHAT/IF on netflix and… its painful to watch. Besides Anna, the characters are so poorly written and one-dimensional, the acting is bad and I get that they wanna summon that neo-noir feel but it just ends up corny.
Still gonna try to finnish it though because I wanna know what happens kek.
most streaming sites are shit.
sorry to hear about your internet connection, I wish I knew some decent sites.
I haven't used Popcorn Time in a long time but even with a shit internet connection, I had no problems watching a 2h movie on it, so maybe try that?
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Thanks anons, I was able to get one to work! I’m going to try to catch up for tonight’s episode.
Halfway into the third episode I just had to pause it and explain who nemu was to the person I watched it with, because even though it's amazing the comment by >>32898
was rattling around in my head so much I could barely concentrate.
Curse you op
what are your opinions on Campbell and Elle ? Im so sad they turned him into an abusive
psycho, they could have been such a power couple.
All those dead puppers :(
I can handle the monster-looking radiation burn victims
, but don't shoot the dogs.
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for u, my fellow Chernobyl gals
kek, noice >>33673
Me too.That scene with the cute doggo who was just happy to see the young soldier and he had to shoot him, the sound of the dog whimpering was too much. I had to take a long pause.
Apparently, I'm a filthy normie for feeling sorry during the ep4. There were lots of comments on how the story with those three soldiers dragged on for too long and the scene in the village was just a cheap emotional stunt, but I thought it was a nice reminder that the victims
were not only human.Also, those 90 seconds were so well done. It was a real cinematic experience.
I'm looking forward to the fifth episode but at the same time, I'm sad that it's going to be the last one.
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I really liked One Day At A Time on Netflix until they started the whole non-binary shit with Elena's girlfriend. It got cancelled anyway. Is there anything similar with a 'female run household' kind of sitcom? I liked seeing the non-nuclear family.
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I really like the new Spike Lee "She's Gotta Have it"! The constant sex-posi libfem bullshit was annoying and Nola Darling just seems to be a fantasy of the ideal girl Spike Lee would like to fuck but the directing was amazing!
I think the second series was much less cringe than the first.
It's ok junk television for when I want to turn my brain off, even if sometimes it smacks you in the face with heavy topics. I wish it would just stick to the lighter topics.
How on Earth does it even have a second season? The book ended ambiguously and the TV show should have stayed a miniseries.
Straying away from the source material never ends well, GoT season 8 is proof of that
Anyways, what i wanted to say is that all this woke-episode stuff feels really forced and awkward to me… Writers need to learn to do their stuff.
I like vaguely dystopian tech stuff. My favourite shows are probably Mr.Robot and Person of Interest.
I forgot Black Mirror even existed until I heard about Miley Cyrus covering a Nine Inch Nails song in one of the new episodes. As an avid NIN fan I got a hearty chuckle, thinking it would be utter shit, but I actually enjoyed the parody with the lyrical change. I thought about watching just that episode, but from what you've said seeing as it's a newer one, I might not enjoy it at all.
Well, I think I'll bite the bullet eventually.
It's been on a decline since the first season ended. June should have been put on the wall by now, but then there would be no show and no more money.>>34594
Totally agree. That's why I stopped watching GoT in season 4 or something lmao
I am actually learning to code! Started a week ago so like…its too early to say anything but I've been working/studying every single day for a couple hours (learning Python) and the summer's here so I'm hopefull!
Still don't know how that will make me find a cute introvert hacker boy untouched by chan culture but one can always dream…
Eh, that's what I expected tbh… It's pretty sad but tbh even if there magically was a decent hackerzboi out there I probably wouldnt be his type at all.
I wish these were the 90's. No trannies, no 4chan, porn culture wasnt so prevalent and I'd be more likely to be some hackerzboi's type. eh..
On the subject of women and hackers, I'm on episode 3 of Mr.Robot and while I love the show, all the female characters are so poorly written. They all need some kind of saving, they all "keep chosing aweful men", they're one-dimensional… Except that hacker chick who is supposed to be portrayed as batshit crazy and incredibly annoying.
I wish that one day I meet my programming gf so it's comforting to see that you exist.
A lot of times in the news, what was called a woman was in fact a troon who's a programmer. Women in tech exist but they're still rare to find, let alone (actual) lesbians.
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Omg filthy code gives me hives, maybe we could make a thread or even discord for woman coding, the type that wouldn't accept troons. I would really be interested in getting to know some more woman in coding.
Please please if anyone makes one let us know!
On another subject, I follow a blogger who posts a lot about reality tv and reality tv never appealed to me so I never watched any of it. However, the wild shit she mentions makes me curious because it just sounds so wild?
Anyways is Vanderpump Rules worth giving a look if you're usually not into that sort of stuff?
It was one of those shows that is just so over the top and nasty but you just have to know how the plot is going to work out so I kept watching. Also Sax is just my dame oyaji type.
Quite the ride, too bad SyFy canceled it.
I will give a shot in making it then later when im at home
Never done one so might not be perfect
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This show is absolutely horrifying and triggering. The people praising only seemed to concerned with Zendaya, the composition, and how "realistic" everything is. Well, nope, nothing besides the aspect of anxiety is realistic. Everything else - drugs, sex, infidelity, transgenderism, porn, etc, etc - is just glorified.
Sam Levinson and Drake thought just bc they copped Zendaya that they did something with this. TLDR: I don't recommend watching this unless your tuning in for a good shock factor.
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Before it came out I heard people being hyped and saying "See Riverdale, this is how teen shows are done".
Now that it's out, I've heard it's way worse than Riverdale.
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Yeah it's pretty depressing, depending on how you look at it. Zendaya's character, Rue, talks of how she became a druggie. There are situations of rape and the characters are all so…stupid. Just think of all the horrible shit you can think of crammed into one episode.
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>>36241>barely 2 minutes in
psych diagnosing what looks to be a 5 year old with signs of ocd, adhd, generalised anxiety disorder, and bipolar
what the fuck lmao
I'm not going to watch Euphoria because it seems pretty bad but I've read the lipstick alley thread about the first episode and I've read about one scene in an upcoming episode with 30 dicks on screen, is this a meme or a dumb rumor?>>36293
lmfao does her parents have Munchhausen by proxy and went doctor shopping for her? That would make an interesting plot point tbh.
The writer doesn't understand the hate for Skyler either. I think its the viewer's fault for sympathizing way too much with Walt.
Don't date a man who hates Skyler White, it's an obvious sign he's a sexist piece of shit.
I really loved BB when I first watched it, but after recently re-watching it I just couldn't enjoy it like I used to. The show is always trying to show Walter being cool and a bad ass when really he is an abusive
loser going through a mid life crisis who would rather put his family's lives in danger than admit he needs help. It's such a male power fantasy show, that I just can't enjoy it anymore. BCS is better at making you sympathize with the characters but it's waay more boring.
>>36898>his wife was potrayed (annoying, needy)
Never came across like that to me. I think people who hate her are just too stupid/inattentive to comprehend the theme of the show.>>36922>The show is always trying to show Walter being cool and a bad ass when really he is an abusive loser going through a mid life crisis who would rather put his family's lives in danger than admit he needs help.
I mean he did do some cool stuff every now and then but the show was pretty clear that he was the latter. Walt explicity said so in the finale.
I'm more annoyed at some of Jessie's story arcs and those episodes where half the runtime is just spent on him getting high and messing around in his house. His moral alignment also seems to adjust to whereever is convenient for the plot at the time.
I stopped watching it like the episode poussey died
bc it made me so sad and I couldn't imagine watching it on without her. like lbr no one cared for piper lol. do tell us if it's good though, might pick it up then, really miss the early seasons!
anyone here watching the new season of Dark? I found it bit hard to follow at first bc of how long ago I watched the 1st season and how complicated keeping track of timelines is kek but I really liked it! I know people compare it to stranger things but imo it's better. can't wait for the 3rd season, really looking forward to the resolutions!
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Yes! I really enjoyed season 5 and thought the whole prison riot was very thrilling. Season 6 seemed more like a filler with its new characters and premise, but it was fun nevertheless. I think this final season will have lots of fan service and give us closure for all the characters we love. I am excited!
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Does anybody actually watch Lucifer?
I really liked the source material, but I read it a long time ago.
Judging by how many seasons it got, people must enjoy it, but looking at the screenshots it just seems kinda shitty to me? Maybe it's due to the fact that they picked such an ugly actor to play Lucifer. He looks nothing alike as well.
I tend to enjoy most DC/Vertigo content though so I would probably eventually get around to checking it out.
But I want to know your opinion. Is it even remotely good?
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second this, I'm hesitant to watch. I actually liked the original dub.
It's nothing at all like the comics.
But it's fun if you like crime solving shows with interesting casts that interact well.
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you say this like the majority of lolcow won't turn out to be horny moms that watch shitty media to get their fix
OML I just skipped through the entire episode, and watched important bits. Dunno why ppl are saying this show is groundbreaking. Sure, it's entertaining, but it really is corny as hell.
Anyways, I will no longer be watching bc Hunter Schafer confirmed that his character and Zendaya's are going to have a romantic arc, since his character doesn't know what a healthy relationship is. Z's character is a druggie, tf you mean y'all are gonna be healthy together??
Not only that, it's apparent that the other female characters seem to only care about men, appearances, and sex. This show was clearly written by a man.
Hard disagree. I love Robin and Alexei (it was a crime that not only he got murdered, fucking Hopper didn't even let him watch his goddamn Looney Tunes in peace
), but it doesn't change the fact that this season is unnecessary. The TV series should have ended after the first or second one. How many times monsters from the other side can attack Hawkins? It felt stale by the time I started watching the third season. The second one wrapped things up perfectly while leaving it up for the viewer's imaginations how will the future of everyone go. Also the decision to make Hopper sacrifice himself (or rather go MIA as I don't believe he's dead - that's an obvious sequel bait) after a whole season of him acting like a total douchebag was an incredibly poor choice.
I liked Hopper in the previous seasons, but in this one he was constantly screaming at people and became a rather unpleasant character to spend time with
Don't get me wrong, it's not bad (like GoT season 8 kek), but unnecessary.
Unfortunately, it's been renewed
for a new season only bc Zendaya's audience is carrying it.
I feel bad for Lexi and Fez. The only people who make sense in this show. Fez is dealing drugs for his sick family member and doesn't support Rue's addiction, and Lexi who sees right through Rue's shit and just wants her friend back.
Also, about the season 3, I loved seeing Steve in that sailor costume the entire time. rofl Killing Hop was a bold move, but i didnt mind it. My issue is the scenes after the credits. it's obvious they are going for a season 4?? WHY? it's so played out already. i was really hoping it would end in season 3, but they are dragging it out and making me hate the show.
Alexei is so cute. Lucas' sister Erika was the worst addition to season 3. she was annoying in every single scene she was in
Same here for the sailor costume. When I saw it in the trailers I was like "Why is Steve wearing a weeb uniform?" lmao.
I didn't mind Erica, after she warmed up to the group.
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If you enjoyed Dark (despite reeling from S2's finale, that show really took a nosedive into its own mythos this year) you might get on with other German or Scandi series, there's something about their culture that means there's a lot less focus on how attractive actors are in TV and more on strongly written characters and expressing emotions in a subdued, natural way. There was a third adaptation of the book Perfume (Parfum) into a miniseries that was really good from last year that fits this kinda mould. It's on Netflix.
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Sage for samefagging, but Casa del Papel is apparently back for a 3rd series for no legitimate reason and I can just tell it's going to be shit. They never needed a third season, everything was neatly wrapped up at the end of Part 2, and this is just a flagrant excuse by Netflix and whatever Spanish TV company to make more big bucks off flashing Ursula Corbero's admittedly impressive asscheeks. Reeeee
Anon, you watch the new season of Its Always Sunny?
Kinda… bad mostly imo. Just them getting older. But the season finale “Mac finds his pride” was actually incredibly beautiful and moving, which surprised the hell out of me. Worth it just for that.
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Started to watch Designated survivor and am loving it. Any anon has similar recs?
I also planning to watch the alienist, brother said I should like it cause I enjoyed Hannibal and Sherlock? Any anons has any feedback on that?
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I know i’m like over a decade late but i’ve been meaning to start Lost, has anyone seen it and is it good? I don’t feel like wasting my time if it’s not and i’ve heard mostly mixed messages. Is it worth watching the entire series
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I don’t think it’s been discussed here but Los Espookys is so visually stunning and a really fun watch, it’s also really short i definitely recommend it for people with odd senses of humor. I thought this show was really original in a lot of aspects, and the way they were combined.
I watched that show while it was being aired. The first seasons are really interesting and pull you in, but the plot gets weird & messy after a while. The end of the show was extremely disappointing for me, left a lot of questions unanswered and just all around wasn't satisfying. If I could get my time back that I spent watching it, I would.
But some people still like it and recommend it. So do what you will.
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I don't know how I feel about the ending of OITNB. Not a fan of Pipes with Alex, especially after they made moving on and life after prison such a huge deal. I also wanted to see more justice for the women but I guess the reality is that prison sucks so the writers went with the more realistic approach to the finale.
I just finished watching Dark Shadows (free on Amazon if you have prime) and it was great background noise while I worked. It's very slowly paced but every once in a while, the story takes a turn out of left field that's crazy fun. It was shot live, so there are a ton of mistakes recorded for posterity which I'm sure the actors were totally thrilled about. It's also fun to look at the real fashions and hairstyles of the late sixties onward.
Because of that, I fell down a rabbit hole of old soap operas and found a channel that has all the episodes of a show called Port Charles. Like Dark Shadows, they were sort of bumbling along until they decided to add vampires. Needless to say, if you care about serious story, this is not the show for you.
It's either really good or really, really bad, but it's much more fun than Dark Shadows and so far I'm loving it. You can jump in at the first 'book' Tainted Love (they stole the idea of short arcs from telenovelas) which is where the craziness begins. Don't worry about characters or backstory, you'll pick it all up quickly.
If you like ghosts and vampire slayers (seriously) and magic candles and angels and all kinds of other loony in serial form, take a look, you might like it!
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I'm rewatching Bad Girls Club for the first time since it aired in like 2006. I'm about to start season 5.
Anyone else watch? I think I only ever saw up to the 4th season or so. I hear the new seasons suck bc it's just girls getting jumped constantly. It's way more entertaining when the girls can at least tolerate one another. Season 4 kinda sucked bc everyone was miserable the whole time.
I love watching this trash while I sew bc you don't need to pay any attention to the "plot" lol
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It's crazy to see what the girls are up to now and how much PS they got. So many of them are busted as fuck now. Pic related Aimee from season 1 (top) and her currently (bottom).
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i don't know what episode you're up to but i'll just go ahead and spoil it. the relationship doesn't work out; jules is exposed to viewers as a toxic
manipulator and ends up leaving town to be with her old friend's roommate.
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Binged The Boys in three days flat. Pls talk to me about it farmers bc I feel like it’s all neckbeards and edgelords who like it lmao
Edgy shit, I'm pissed Amazon canceled the Tick for this.
Can't have fun happy superheroes, it's gotta be dark and contrary.
I caned it all in a day. I could feel my radfem side getting simultaneously annoyed and yet pleased that every character in it is universally an asshole, especially the men. Then again, considering the source was written by Ennis I'm not surprised. I wonder if this trend towards "gritty" comic book adaptations means one of the big streaming services will option some of the more subversive stuff, like The Filth or even Transmet. As long as they don't do to it what they did to Watchmen.
Except now that I think about it, they absolutely would, and I don't think I could cope with Ryan fucking Reynolds getting cast as Spider or something.
My complaint is that they tried to make the head-pusher sympathetic. His gill-rape and subsequent meltdown were delicious!
Fuck that guy.
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Anyone checked out Glow on Netflix? Season 3 dropped eariler this month, but I'm already hoping it doesn't fall victim to Netflix's 3 season cancellation.
It's based on GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling). They heavily based the chacracters from the real-life show but it focuses more on the production rather than the wrestling.
There are a lot of characters but it does a good job of giving each of them a bit of development throughout the season. l also apercaite the interactions between the some of the characters you wouldn't expect to make connections. A lot of times shows with huge cast only focus on the same few characters interacting with the same groups together so I love when there's some unexpected kinship between them. the main character may be the worst one but I'm watching for everyone else
If you're a fan of 80's shit, training montages and majority female cast with some light drama, I'd recommend it. Also the documentary on the real-life show for context.
I'm so sick of super hero shit already. it's always male pandering>>44903
I miss the tick.
I also liked Ruth less and less this season. I know that all of the major characters have their flaws but her role felt so indecisive and not evolving at all… And are we supposed to cheer for her because she still wants to make it as an actress? She is boring and uptight, and she should’ve taken the opportunity Debbie gave her.
I also loved the story about Bash and his coming out! I mean, we all expected it but still, it was interesting and sad. Sheilas glow-up was cool, too.
I like how they pick difficult topics and examine them very thoroughly from different perspectives. And I love Debbie’s outfits so much. I want to be her.
I love Glow! I didnt know it was based on a real thing. I think the character developments are really interesting and I really really appreciate the female cast.>>46118
I loved Ruth the previous two seasons but this season she's kinda insufferable. Ive come to like Debbie and I used to majorly dislike her before.
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So far my favorite season was the 2nd. I love Debbie, I find her character fascinating. Plus the actress reminds me a bit of Jodie Comer, and her body is pretty great.
I don't know if anything is worse than the new character/narration, even the redemption arc attempt.
Also I have a feeling Monty isn't actually dead and that may come into play in the 4th and final season
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Just binged all of the new Amazon show Undone. At first I wasn't sure I was going to like it. The animation style takes some time to get used to, and still looks odd and distracting in certain scenes. And the main character is really annoying, and unlikable, and a major SJW which was really off putting, but the story and other characters were interesting enough to keep me watching. I'm not sure how I feel about the ending though. I both liked it, and disliked it for being a cliff hanger. And I'm worried if the show gets more seasons, it's just going to go on and on, and never get a satisfactory conclusion, like most tv shows. But all in all, I recommend it.
I had to stop watching when they killed off charlotte
My precious waifu. >>46484
I may be convinced to pick it back up.>>46407>>46446
The third season was so bad holy shit.>>45083
Yes, honestly I think s2 and s3 are equally amazing!
It just gets dumhet and drives off the deep ned.
Bit its definitely a fun watch.
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any big brother fans catch the season 21 finale tonight?
it's such a guilty pleasure of mine (ingrained in my defense, i was literally raised on every single season of bb and survivor) and it was simultaneously the cringiest and also most oddly satisfying ending. like the actual personification of losing the game and being loved versus winning and being hated was wild
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100%. Orla is my manic pixie derry girl
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Thanks for reminding me, I remember watching the trailer so I'll check it out.
I just realized it's by the guy who made Glee, which I coincidentally watched for the first time recently. I think everyone knows it's pretty shit but all I want to say is>Sue is incongruously, disproportionately hilarious for such a mediocre show. The sheer unapologetic villainy of her lines kills me>Rachel's style really glew up season 3 onwards and I want to know what brands she's been wearing
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Has anyone watched A Korean Odyssey/Hwayugi? I want to know if the horror is intense, because I've just started the first episode without knowing there were scary scenes and I almost had a heart attack within the first minute. I can't stand Asian horror but I want to watch this, so please tell me it's just light-horror or smth.
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Back and finished binging. It was pretty entertaining, though it got a bit silly towards the end.
The guy who played River is an absolute stunner, my god dimples are cute.
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Anyone watching Mr Robot? What did you think of the first episode of the final season?
It was great, it's gonna be really hard watching the rest of it with commercials.
White Rose's machine better be explained by the end.
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Yeah, I hope so too. Maybe she wasn't lying to angela and she really has some time machine being worked on to hack the time.
The first episode was so packed with tension. I can't wait to see the rest of the episodes.
also, I have the stupidest crush on Dom.when that woman told dom how she would cut her mother, it made me sick. It was so well acted. also, do you think Price will seek vengeance? Because a lot of people seem to be thinking that.
on the subject of Mr.Robot, istg WhiteRose really does have the typical tranny voice! >>55312
I feel you, Dom x Darlene are my OTP
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Anyone else adore Peaky Blinders? I finished the 5th season and I don't know how the hell I'll be able to wait for the next.
late to reply but river is so hot. I wish he had more screen time.
I found it really hard to believe the main guy had any interest in women whatsoever, I know he's depicted as bi I guess but he reads 100% gay
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Have any of y'all been watching American Horror Story 1984, I'm actually surprised that I like it bc I haven't been crazy about AHS since Asylum (hated last season and cult so much I didn't even finish them) but I feel like the cheesy 80s horror movie vibe fits how ridiculous the show is. It's easier to get over how over the top they keep pushing the show every season when the theme of the season of the whole isn't made to be so serious, it seems more self aware - if that makes sense
Also, gus kenworthy and cody fern are nice to look at
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Are any other farmers going to watch to the new TV adaptation of the His Dark Materials series? I absolutely adored the books as a kid and still love them as an adult and I'm so excited that the BBC seems to be doing the series justice since the 2007 movie was such a disappointment.
The first episode just aired the other day and I really liked it so far. I'm enjoying the casting, honestly I was a little skeptical when I first saw the cast list but I like James McAvoy as Asriel a lot and the actresses who play Lyra and Ms Coulter are also very fitting IMO.
Anybody else watch the first episode? What are your thoughts?
It's already been renewed for a second season so at least there's that. I'm really hoping they'll get to make it through all three books.>>61441
I was a little surprised to see LMM in the cast but after thinking about it, he has the potential to nail the role. I can't wait for him to make his first appearance. (Also, I heard he was basing his portrayal off his own family from Texas which is super cute and gives me more hope that he'll be fantastic as Lee.)>>61459
Yeah, the casting for the Golden Compass movie was one thing it actually did well. Nicole Kidman as Mrs Coulter was god tier.
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Anyone else watched Dickinson?
I really didnt expect lesbian part and also I think I fallen in love with Hailee Steinfeld
Ive watched season 1 and 2 and I really like it I'm not sure why. I just find it very comfy ? Which is weird considering what goes on. I started watching it because I found out it had 20 minutes episodes and I was sick of almost every show having 45+ min ep. It was a good surprise, I really didn't expect anything from it.
I don't remember everything from season 1 but yes he is rude and he's not going to change THAT much. It will get a little better though.
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Did anyone watch the latest Mr. Robot episode? What did you think?
i am on season 3 and i don´t even know why, s2 was already way too pretentious, heavy handed and going nowhere with the plot and every character is an unlikeable dick.
The editing is pretty much the only thing i still like about it. Its a well put together production, even when the story is garbage and fucking redundant"muh capitalism, muh mental illness".
Absolutely ridiculous reveal but it sort of makes sense.
Will see how it goes from here.
I'm really mostly interested in the music/cinematography and figuring out wth the machine is for.
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Has anybody watched the second season of "The End of The Fucking World"? I LOVED the first, but I don't know if I want to start the sequel because it doesn't follow the original story (the graphic novel suposedly ends like first season and that's it).
I do like the ending of the first. Should I give 2nd season the benefit of the doubt?
I wanna start watching the X-Files but I heard the later seasons aren't really good and even the fans wouldn't recommend them, so could I possibly stop when I get up to season 5-6 and the story would still conclude well? >>63714
Way too teenagery for me lol, which was what I expected but I just watched it out of boredom. Tbh I don't even think I would've been too into it as a teen, the characters are way too edgy and some of the acting was poor. I remember thinking some characters especially the policewoman made really stupid choices. Not gonna bother with season 2. The soundtrack was really good though, I'll give it that
It's not glorifying it except when it comes to Don imo but maybe that will change (I think it's hinting at it in s4). It clearly shows the misoginy, how ingrained it was during that period and how women start to change. I really like all the main female characters.
I didn't enjoy the first few episodes that much either because I found it too depressing knowing how women were treated back then. But around the second half of the first season I was hooked so I'd say watch s1 and if you still don't like it you can drop it.
I've seen all of it and I'm pretty sure your reaction is what the writers intended, Mad Men is odd because all the marketing tries to portray Don as a cool guy but the show itself is completely unambiguous about the fact that he's a turd from episode 1.
A lot of people disliked Season 4 because it rubs that fact in your face but if you didn't like him from the start you should be fine.
Hah, I'm also watching Mad Men and I just got to the 4th season today. Such a solid cast. The female characters are great and I'm dying to see more of Peggy.
Also, when I first saw Kiernan Shipka in Sabrina (couldn't get past the first ep), I thought she was an annoying brat because that was the direction she was given. Now that I see her as Sally I know there's just something about the actress I can't stand.
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only found a brief mention of hannibal in this thread so i figured i'd bring it up again to ask if anyone followed the show through the last season and enjoyed it?
re-watching the first season right now because i really loved it when it aired. i never saw the second or third season, so has anyone seen them and felt that they were as good as the first season? i just love the atmosphere, acting, and especially the wardrobe and costuming in this show. the story is great. will i be disappointed as i get further into the seasons?
to be honest, there is gore in about every episode of the show and it is pretty realistic at times. I don't like gore either, but I'm okay with it in this case because it's not gratuitous. you don't really see
gore happening– usually it will just be a gory body after the violence has already taken place. the worst you usually see as it's happening is mild violence and blood.
I think you could still follow the plot without looking at the gore, but a lot of the show takes place at crime scenes so there are quite a lot of dead bodies you would be looking away from
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Anybody watching this? thoughts?
Mando is some awesome gap moe, and the baby is ridiculously cute.
I love sci-fi.
I love it so much. I never really cared about Star Wars in general, but this makes me really want to look into it more even though it doesn't make me feel like I need to. I really like western bounty hunter shit, this is basically a space western.
Baby is an absolute plus, he's so cute.
This shit bothers me too.
Also,(book spoilers) how old is Renfri supposed to be? Iirc she says something along the lines of being Calanthe's age when she won her first battle, Ciri says the same, which would mean she's like 16-17? (I know they aged Ciri up) It bothers me that Geralt fucks her if that's true, same with Shani, she's also like 17 in the books and he's 30÷
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If you haven't watched it yet, please watch Dark, it's incredibly intriguing and I like the characters and gray morality. Best go blindly into it and watch the original German dub, the English is bad.>>68591
Can you tell me what you like about her? I like the way she's written, but I don't like her as a person, if that makes sense. I'm going to read the books now, but in the series her wish for power and attempts to achieve it didn't intrigue me though I like her story.
Last episode next week. I'm already feeling down about it.
And why the hell do they keep dropping that baby?!
I'd say yes. If you're a Slavanon get ones that are translated to your language, they will be a whole lot better than the English translation, which is not to say that the English version is bad in itself, but a lot of the names and things like that just don't work that well in English.
The Serbian translation especially is amazing, it was one of the first languages the books were translated in and they put a lot of love into it.
Cool, I think I'll check the book out then. I thought some of the names sounded very Germanic (Geralt, de Vriess) but it was Polish, interesting.
I did a quick google search and the translation in my native language (not slav) seems to suck, so I'll probably end up reading the English translation after all.
I read the second season is planned for 2021, that's a fucking long time away after only 8 episodes, sucksss.
the tv series is retarded, I have noticed several times that popular witcher quotes are being thrown into the dialogue out of context just cause they sound cool. Like the part when Yennefer is compared to a scorpio, it makes no fucking sense in the tv series because the part of conversation preceding it got cut (Geralt said that he likes Yennefer more than all the other pompous mages).
Unfortunately the tv series completely butchers the witcher plot and characters. I had to double check if I'm not misremembering that Jaskier was supposed to be an annoying person, but a fucking talented bard because his output in the netflix witcher us horrendous
as someone who didn't read the books I think that explains why I felt like pieces of informations were missing. It felt like the show made a bunch of "jumps" where things happened but didn't show on screen or something. Anyone else feel that way?
Still gonna keep watching though.
I'm only on the first season but I have read the books.
I find the dialogue so so forced and very one dimensional? I even found the dialogue in the book to be lacking but the narration aided that a lot and this feels liek watching a wattpad fanfic come to life.
Nta but you're probably gonna hate season 2 cause I actually enjoyed the first one as the characters weren't as dumb and one-dimensional as this one (especially the main female character, love) and they turned the whole show into a pc-version of the book, unironically using things such as "pansexual".
I know it's in Hollywood and all but all the characters are turned into sjw type of people who would start fights with you on twitter, and that's annoying af. There's not one likeable person in that show so far.
Same anon. I'm on episode 5 now and i just skip through it cause i wanna know how things evolve in the show, and it's getting progressively worse, and the characters only get more pretentious and unbearable.
>I noticed the tumblresque characters in the second episode
they did that with the first season even, by having a trans actor. Was Blythe supposed to be trans in the book too? like, everyone in the show acted as if she was just a biological woman when in the second book Joe uses the word "tranny" iirc. In the show he's way "nicer" imo.
I sort of ended up enjoying Season 1 in the background. As for Season 2, it was entertaining for a bit and then it became really clear that I was basically watching a story repeat itself (I may be wrong, I'm on episode 6 I think?) while Joe is trying to say it's not. Even Joe's character has become really unlikable and in a way I felt like the whole point of him narrating is to somehow empathise and justify his actions. In the book I felt like there were some specific times that I felt like Joe was a horrible fucking person but for the majority of it I sort of glossed over it and he seemed almost normal. Candace felt useless and the plot outside of her seems sort of predictable?
Also yes on the sjw type of people. There's been some things said that really made me roll my eyes and the whole 'mansplaining' (?) thing they have going on is ugh.
In the book Joe drowned her, pretty sure it's revealed around the time Peach dies as a memory or a reflection and outside of that she really isn't that important.
I think that's why her character sucked so much because the writing seems to have stayed pretty close to the books, so taking a character that isn't even fully fleshed out and changing the story a bit to essentially force them in for added drama is unnecessary.
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This show is absolutely terrible yet I can’t look away. The acting is terrible, costumes and makeup suck and the contacts they put on the actor playing Johnathan are so bad for a show that i imagined had somewhat of a budget. I’m only a few episodes in but I hate it, but it’s also so addictive, I can’t stop watching. Also the plot makes 0 sense and they literally could’ve finished after episode 1.
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Y'all watched Messiah? It's intriguing af. It's obvious what the reveal will be, but I'm still hyped for season 2.
Any teen show to recommand? I already watched Skins Uk, Skam Norway, Baby, Euphoria, Misfits, Shameless, Glee and Gossip Girl.
I want charismatic caracters so no PLL/Riverdale…etc plz>>36197
Honestly that a good teen show, entertaining and well done. People trying to look for some deep message are obv dumbasses. It's 'realistic' but not normal. Euphoria is all the fucked up gossips/stories you heard about IRL in one highschool.
What annoys me is the extreme oversexualization of underage teens. Some scenes are too long and useless.
It's basically a what if? some guy showed up claiming to be Jesus and starts collecting an army of followers. Mix that with the refugee crisis, political issues, social media and the general modern world and it's really dope. The show keeps you guessing whether this guy is the real deal, a terrorist or something even worse.
The dude is very easy on the eyes and he's also great in his portrayal. His delivery is so charming, gentle and firm that you really understand why intelligent people would believe him. But underneath that there's also this uneasy layer which makes you wonder what he is.
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Anybody watch this new show on Netflix? The last episode really surprised me when the dude's head exploded, holy shit. Also happy to get a lesbian, GNC lead. She was very interesting to watch even if she was a little bratty. What do you think season 2 is going to be about??
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did anybody else watch republic of doyle? I kind of wanna rewatch it. it's a silly crime show, I almost feel embarrassed for liking it haha
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Please someone else tell me they watched Love Is Blind so I have someone to talk about my trashy reality tv show with
thank jaysus. honestly I kind of feel the same, jessica was a drunken drama icon, the dog wine incident was peak reality tv. amber went out of her way to be abrasive trying to say thats how she is teehee. barnett aka fuckboy is an idiot for choosing amber because she literally told him she wanted to be a stay at home mom and has a crap ton of student loan debt and credit card debt and said THEY need a bigger house when they visited his place.
carlton is trash and doesn't deserve diamond one bit, hes been openly trashing her since the show and his "apology" was so disingenuous and self absorbed i swear he was going to suck the whole room in with his black hole of a personality.
jessica made the show for me tbh. with her obvious pining over barnett and questioning her own choices(honestly mark was annoying too, he didn't rly try to understand her). I did agree with her when barnett asked her to marry him & took it back, she looked out for amber and told her right away to be careful with him, the way amber handled it was rly annoying.
yeah how the hell do you have a credit card just for makeup and still manage to rack up that much debt on it WHILE having student loans? peak irresponsibility, if I were barnett I'd get a prenup or smth to protect my assets.
as a black bi person, at first, i understood carlton being afraid to tell her because there is a lot of stigma. but i could not take his side when he didn't tell her before they got engaged, i mean, wouldn't you want your partner to know of every part of you? if you hide such a big part of yourself until AFTER you're engaged of course she's gonna have a reaction. Diamond was rly sweet about it tho, she had questions and asked them, she wasn't angry, just confused and tried to respectfully ask him questions cause she had obviously never been in that situation before. he had so much self hate that he just expected her to be mad and lashed out at her.
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Did anyone here ever watch W.I.T.C.H ?
I really like that show its a shame the way it was handled though because it has so much potential.
The show only had two seasons and after that the makers gave up and didnt want to continue even though so may people wanted there to be a third season.
After that i feel like alot of people forgot about the show.
they didnt even publish all the books in the US. There were multiple storylines beyond the Nerissa arc.
yen press is republishing the graphic novel tho
Do you mean the comics/magazines? I never knew there was a book….
When i was a kid it was really hard to find the comics for free on the int and even harder in english. I finally found them but the comics just disappointed me in many ways that i stooped.
But now i want to read the comics again.
Do you know any site where i can read them for free?
in the united states they were published like japanese light novels, in which they had a handful of illustrated pages and the rest is text like a novel.
i had like 22 or 23 of the books.
they later sold graphic novels of the books which i also had collected too.
if i remember correctly the series originated from italy so the english translation was really silly.
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THANK YOU ANON SO MUCH.>>80439
Ill look into those books too. Thnx
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Has anyone watched Tiger King yet? From a documentary POV, it's meh, but it's insanely entertaining. All these people could easily be cows and I sort of wish I'd watched it all unfold online instead of watching it now. I was shocked by how cheap it is to buy a tiger too - not much more than a purebred pet dog or cat from a breeder! I also need more about Doc so they can expose his creepy polygamist cult ass.
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Aaaah, this made me start reading the comics again. Haven't read them since I was 6-9 or whenever they first came out.
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ahhh this is the very first chapter, right?? Such nostalgia :D I was a big fan as a little kid, loved the art style of the comics so much. Still remember the day i went to internet cafe and found the art of Elyon and her mom, it was so incredibly beautiful to baby me at the time, haha
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I've not seen RoL but I looooooved I love new york
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There were also books written by a Danish author. Not sure if they ever released them outside the Nordics.
I read them as a child. They were pretty decent and had a cohesive over-all story, although not cannon. (I think there were two series, the one depicted here and another one with character stories?)
Really loved WITCH as a kid. It was sad to see the quality get worse over the years. The TV series was crap. I wish they had invested more resources into making the TV series (and cartoons) better in order to keep the popularity going.
Apparently Italy really love their mahou shoujo genre. WINX club came after and has made a cultural impact, according to Wikipedia. I was too old for WINX when it came out so I never liked the series, even though I tried.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winx_Club#Cultural_impact
I had the first season on dvd. We had regular magazines and some special editions (?) I remember there was one about the Olympics. And a comic book about a dance show/play or something like that.
Kinda sad I sold them at a flea market at some point.
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So I finally got around to downloading season 4 of Mr. Robot. Anyone else already seen it or have thoughts on the series?
I just finished watching last night and really enjoyed it too. I was shocked at how cheaply you could pick up a tiger cub too, insane. I really hope in the future that the law comes down on that creepy sob Doc, especially if he really is putting cubs in a gas chamber once they're too old for 'petting sessions'
then he deserves jail time. the other guy who took the zoo from joe and essentially set him up in terms of the murder for hire idea
deserves jail time too. lock them all up. btw, do you believe that carole murdered her husband
about to start watching flavor of love. amazon prime took down I love new york s2 before I got chance to watch so I need to see FOL before it goes too
I fucking love how trashy it is
Damn I liked Elyon too, idk why tho
Her, and her bitch aesthetic brother>>80831
I think we also had those.. I remember one where Cornelia's bf got turned back into flower, and they had little comics on the front pages
witch were so good up until they tried to copy winx. I remember hunting for a kandrakar? heart pendant but i never got one
Watched season 4 a few months ago and it was perfect. I'd say the beginning of the season is weaker but it picks up in the middle. Then we have in my opinion the best episode of the entire show and until the end it stays an incredible wild ride. I was really scared of how esmail was gonna end the series. To me it was a make it or break it type of situation. But he absolutely did not disappoint.
As a whole, I think Mr robot is a masterpiece. The visuals, acting, storytelling, music…. I could go on and on lmao.
If you liked the first 3 seasons you will also like this one, it's truly going to be An Experience. I hope you were not spoiled on anything !
I actually thought about talking about that in my reply but it was too long lmao
But yes exactly, it is self aware and the hacker part is not the main point of the series but it's integral to the plot. I'd say this becomes clearer at the end of season 1. I know a lot of people gave up after the first few episodes but if you can, try to complete s1.
Why ARE they talking about all this old ass shit though (except tiger king).
I really don't want to watch a docu about that cannibal killing cats and a gay guy. Wtf
The way the docu is directed and structured isn't "oh these are just some people's opinions", yeah, I get what the message was but after that I saw multiple misled opinions about the case online saying how they're sure X did it without looking at official data.
It was just tasteless and disrespectful towards the death of a little girl, especially the part with the guy talking about how he loves to whip tits.
Binged the entire five seasons of Breaking Bad just so Walt could finally receive his comeuppance which imo wasn't harsh enough
. What a loser character, I fucking hated him. This is one of those shows where all the characters are obviously written by male producers. I read online reviews where people actually thought his wife Skyler was the annoying nag character, but if you watch the series she's perhaps even a bit too permissive and gullible of Walt's shenanigans. She barely gave him the shit he deserved and for how things turned out not anywhere near enough. The sexual scenes were so gross, I know it's pretend but I wanted to vom whenever Walt's ugly, wrinkly, bald ass old man character was feeling up on Skyler. Barf.>>82829>Don't fuck with cats glorifies internet sleuths
Lmao, they literally didn't do anything. There was nothing tying "don't fuck with cats" to the actual meat of the investigation. It was a huge contrivance because Netflix wanted an edgy title and some relatable loser characters for the internet detectives out there.
The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez was really good if that's still around.
I never thought that Skyler was written as a bitch or felt she was one, the male watchers are retards though… I wish Walt's attempt at marital rape had more serious consequences
Anyway if you watch Better Call Saul you may end up hating Walter even more lmfao
I don't understand why everyone acts like Skyler pissed in their cereal, it's so pathetic. She's a DV victim
trying to take back control. Walter is a sociopath who pretends to have feelings, all he's ever done is drag people into his shit. Jesse and Skyler were so damaged thanks to him.
inb4 some smartass comments about it being fictional
I dropped breaking bad but I could sympathize with Walter's financial situation at the start and he didn't seem like a bad guy- until his extremely fragile ego is slowly revealed.
As for Skylar, I couldn't stand her because she was unemployed yet had such bad spending habits and smoked while pregnant. Then she moralfags at the office when she knows her boss is a sleazebag and she tries to get back at walt by… Sleeping with another ugly old guy?
That said, she's not nearly as bad as the rest of the cast, I just find people like her that are trying to be writers and not getting a real job annoying as fuck.
she smoked ONCE because she lost her shit due to what Walter has been doing with her life. And she was terribly ashamed of that.
She was also selling shit on ebay for a profit and had no problem getting a job when the situation called for it.
With Jesse she clearly did not like that Walter was meeting with a sketchy AF person behind her back and taking drugs. He was acting weird AF and she was right that something was wrong. Maybe it was not the best way of handling the issue, but Skyler was right to be concerned. >Exactly she was a fucking Karen and if she was a real person these same moral hags would be ripping her apart in her own thread
We wouldn't cause she was a normal ass (BORING) mother and a wife who did not give a fuck about social media.
I have no idea where does your interpretation of the character come from. I don't love Skyler, but I don't think she deserves all the hate at all.
You say it like she planned to fuck him straight away lmfao. It's normal she contacted an exboss that would hire ger for sure instead of going through job interview hell. She needed the job and money asap. You are nitpicking to justify your hateboner >>83488
Go ahead, sis. I have finally catched up
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God tier TV show
I posted this back when /2X/ was still around about women representations in media
The difficulty of feminist representations is that it can sometimes get a little idealistic, trying to offer many great role models of women that “can do it all”. which can be very high-pressure for some women. Sometimes people don’t want to be inspired to be amazing, I want to feel allowed to be mediocre and petty. So the main character being a mess up and a loser was kinda empowering in a way,
This tv show deals perfectly with all facets of femininity including this about aging
> Sometimes people don’t want to be inspired to be amazing, I want to feel allowed to be mediocre and petty.
Exactly! She recognised her cycle of addiction to human affection because she didn’t love herself
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Started watching this show quiet some time ago and while I like it so far chuck kind of stops being endearing and starts genuinely becoming annoying. As far as manic pixies go shes not the worse I've seen but her personality starting to become abit grating
YES. Loving it so far and really looking forward to the finale.
Watching it makes me want to read the book too, even if I know what happens.
This should go to a movie thread, not this one… just saying…
Anyway just look up feminist critiques of Twilight, most of them are on point.
Also keep in mind that the novel author is a Mormon and it shows in the storyline. Plenty of weird shit in regards to sex.
I think Skylar was being selfish by letting Walt back into her home and life, buying a car wash with him, and using his drug money for anything at all. She jeopardized her kids safety multiple times by doing this, because we all know the cartel has no issues with killing a whole family to gain leverage or get back at someone. In BCS, Jimmy has done a lot to keep Kim out of his cartel business because he understands this. Walt and Skylar apparently don't.
At one point, I felt like maybe she was going along with it because she was scared of him, but when she fucked him later on, that just kind of made me dislike her. She got so mad at him for all the lies and the shit he pulled but she's a hypocrite because she not only helped him commit crimes but also helped Ted Beneke too. She should have told her divorce lawyer everything and got the hell away from him.
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Is anyone else really disappointed by Midnight Gospel? I didn't look up much before I went in but I think the story and animation behind the talking is sooo interesting but the conversations feel so boring and surface level deep. I feel tricked into listening to a bad podcast.
Have farmers seen The Expanse? I never
liked sci fi shit no matter how much my brothers try to force feed me it but one day I put on The Expanse on my own for some reason, just finished season 2 and I’m crying lol >>83774
Fuck I love Fleabag. I want that entire monologue tattooed on my forehead. I was in love with Belinda by the time she finished.
>>86317> but the conversations feel so boring and surface level deep
I think there’s the point, anon. Part of its narrative is how people who go on and talk about spirituality deep down are rotten, violent, superficial cunts who can’t see shit but their lies (the constant violence while the interviewee goes on rambling about how enlightened they are is key), which peaks with the “japanese” mentor, the one in the studio with all their adds etc. Only mom’s got the true light, once you listen and accept their love (which he didn’t at the start, he was obsessed over the podcast and didn’t listen until she was on the death bed. He desperately looks for a mentor, to the point he almost died of overdose, he didn’t manage to feel fulfilled by himself or confront that there is no mentor, only his legs. And mom’s love.
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Finished Normal People today. I could never get into the book but I loved the show, unsurprisingly. I've always been into opposites-attract/star-crossed lovers tropes so this was right up my alley.
Honestly, I don't think so.
The creator and main voice actor is the owner of the podcast they animated the show of, if its not about his stupid ass surface level deep podcast (which went on much much after his mother's death) how the heck would they do a second season?
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Lets be honest here she was the only total drama character who left the biggest impression.
People always talked about her wherever they hated her or not.
im kinda gay for her.
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Yeah i was surprised and a bit weirded out when i found out that the characters were 16.
But i guess to little children 16 could look grown up but it was inappropriate to make 16 year old characters so sexualised.
I mean just look at how they made Lindsey look like wtf.
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yeah i like heather even though she was such a bitch. My favorite character from the series is Sierra (even though she's a huge stalker for Cody)
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Rewatching Broad City, I love it so much. It's like Workaholics for and about girls
>tfw you will never have a friendship this based
Heather was the best part of that show for sure. Didn’t she lose her top in an episode iirc?>>89379
Do you even know what that word means? kek
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Just finished Little Fires Everywhere yesterday and it was good, but not memorable. I was bored watching Reese Witherspoon play her character from Big Little Lies again. The kids were all great, and I did tear up over Mia and Izzy's bond – I was incredibly similar to Izzy when I was younger, mommy issues, sexuality and all. Moody seems like a budding incel. The uneducated racist daughter had a good storyline. Bebe's was boring – she was never going to win the case. Both of the main mothers would absolutely be the subject of r/raisedbynarcissists and for that reason I disliked them both.
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I just finished Why Women Kill and it was pretty enjoyable! Nobody I know has seen it because it was on CBS but you can watch it for free on their streaming service with the free trial. It follows three women who all lived in the same house in different decades and is about someone cheating. It's only like 10 episodes and 80's Lucy Liu makes this worth watching alone.
I saw my friend watching this once in an episode where the guy wants to be pegged and she accidently melts his special custom made dildo . I might pick this up.>>89833
I love Lucy Liu, I used to religiously watch elementary. Thanks for the rec, I know bigger networks dominate the scene but this looks promising.>>89639
Shit made me tear up though. I agree about the flaws in both women but it's what makes them great characters, even if you dislike them. I just wish Reese did more? I feel like she plays the same character all the time. Sansa Stark syndrome.
I enjoyed The Young Pope, Jude Law is great!
Have you seen the New Pope, anon? I expected much more from it after seeing the trailer, but was left with rather mixed feelings… I feel like all the good moments were already in the trailer tbh. Also the line of that woman who miraculously got pregnant in the first season rather upset me. I didn't really understand what creators were trying to say with it and it was disturbing to watch. There was too little of Jude Law and John Malkovich's character didn't captivate me as much, I expected him to be more interesting and eccentric, I guess.
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Anyone here watch Devs? It is a mini-series on Hulu. I thought it got a little too pseudoscientfic-y woo-like in some of the concepts, but otherwise interesting visuals, setting, and story.
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That's so exciting but so sad, lol. Have fun, anon. You're so right about Polly. She's badass from the get-go. I even love Lizzie, honestly. Besides Thomas, I found Aberama and Alfie really cool. I could list them all. The show, impressively, only has a few shitty characters imo.
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Anyone finished the new Killing Eve season? Did you like it?
I feel like the next season will be full on Villaneve, I'm very okay with that.
I was hella hooked on Peaky Blinders, then I kinda fell off the horse around the Spooky Russians plotline. Can't really relate to anybody anymore. The characters are all comically traumatized imo, it's just so melodramatic. Polly seemed very cool (was my fav) and then she went batshit in a very stereotypical way. I get why she got that way but it's frustrating to see an older female character waste away like that. Idk.
I do like Lizzie a lot still. I will try to get back into the show because I loooove the aesthetic.
Yeah I totally get that, I think that was the worst season, there was too much going on to properly focus on anything. I didn’t fully get it until maybe like 3 episodes into that season which isn’t ideal for a show with 6 episode per season. If you can get past that season I promise it does pick up again.
I know what you mean about Polly, but she doesn’t stay in that weird state for the rest of the show.
The aesthetic is amazing, especially the scenes in London where they go to a club and there’s tons of flappers! It is a really worthwhile show though, Cillian Murphy does a great job playing Tommy.
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watching "The Mick" at the moment and am really enjoying it but…i find pic related so outputting and can't stand his scenes
I'm still mad as hell about it omg. It's such an insane waste that they saved Merlin's magic reveal to the very end. We got the bare minimum of time for Arthur to process it, it was so unsatisfying after 5 seasons of it being a massive source of conflict and a defining factor of their dynamic. It should have been revealed at the start of a season, so we get all that time for Arthur to react properly. There's so much potential for emotion and meaningful relationship development… anger, betrayal, being conflicted over his principles, really understanding and respecting Merlin, and eventually accepting magic. Also it would have been hilarious seeing him realize all the times Merlin saved his ass. I fucking love their relationship, it's so disappointing we never got to see it resolved with more depth.
And in retrospect, it's just like… what was the point of anything that happened if it ended like that? It's like Merlin's long game plan was to just… idk, hang around Arthur and continually protect him from magic, with no intention of ever actually changing his mind and have him grow to accept Merlin himself and magic in general. Instead he just let it get worse and worse with magic posing a constant threat, it's not like Arthur would have organically changed his mind with that happening. I guess the writers wanted to make the point that Merlin just straight up failed because he kept ignoring the dragon's advice and didn't kill a bunch of characters who weren't evil at the time, but that's so unfair.
Phew that was a rant. It's a mediocre show in terms of plot, writing and effects but it always made me laugh, and Arthur and Merlin are so endearing together that it's still special to me. At least it has a surprisingly active fandom with a tonne of ending rewrites to compensate.
Yes, I've seen the ending only recently despite rewatching the show a billion times because back in the day a friend warned me that it's stupid as hell and ruins the entire show.
She was 100% right, I can't watch that show again after seeing the ending. They made it out like old Merlin was some hobo giving roadside blow jobs to make ends meet. What a stupid fucking ending. Jesus Christ.
I couldn't stand watching the show because of Michael, but my brothers found him utterly hilarious and the best character of the bunch
Watched the whole show once and will not waste any more of my time on it ever again
Would get so much shit for not finding him likable so I'm glad to find others that feel the same
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Has anyone here watched Outer Banks? I just finished watching it and surprisingly really enjoyed it from start to end.
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I'm binging Dating Around: Brazil on Netflix rn, such a feel-good reality tv, it's so nice to see the little moments when two strangers connect! Anyone else watching this one?
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I love Derry Girls so much. It's the perfect storm of a teenage emotional rollercoaster, friendship, superficially despicable and still loveable original characters, realistic dysfunctional family dynamics that are portrayed hilariously, political incorrectness, feral meanness and hostility, a few wholesome moments sprinkled in there, a cool cultural setting, well-written, hilarious jokes and girl characters written for their unpolished over the top characters and not their attractiveness or superior coolness.
It just makes me so happy. I'm a Derry Girl in heart
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glad to find a fellow fan here
it's like they just choose random famous asian actors so twitter won't get mad at them for whitewashing. john cho seems too old to play spike and he isn't at all well suited for the role.
all the live action remakes coming out lately make me so mad lol. the casting is always god awful and they're never even close to the same level of quality as the original works they're based on. but they make money, and don't require any originality. easy for hollywood to farm them i guess.
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has anyone else finished the new season of aggretsuko? The unhinged fan turned attempted murderer legitimately scared me and made me feel so bad about idols and girls in general that go through that. His speech to retsuko about how she's a cocktease made me so mad holy shit. I loved to see haida form a friendship with tadano, it was really sweet!
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i binged the alienist throughout the past few days and although i personally didn't favour the ending of the first season, i'd def recommend it to anyone who digs a good period drama but doesn't mind some dark, dreary true crime-ish gore thrown in as well.
i ended up watching it on a whim after realising they've added it to hbo max.
the second season just aired recently i guess, and i just bought the first book too, so i'm looking forward to reading it and noting the differences between it and the show / eventually watching later eps when i can!!
I've seen a lot of opinions about season 3 of Aggretsuko being the best and while I see why people would think that, because theres a lot of entertaining things happening, for me it's easily the worst. My favorite thing about it was that the show itself and Retsuko are relatable, but with the events of s3 it's not relatable at all anymore unfortunately.Honestly I'm just really upset for Manaka, who is really driven and works hard to make her dream come true, even though it's believed she has no chance because of her age, and then Retsuko comes and has everything given to her on a silver plate.
Also at this point Haida is just a pathetic creep, being in love for five years with a coworker that barely talks to him on a daily basis - unless she needs something - and rejecting anyone that would actually be interested in him and have things in common. It really is not romantic or cute anymore.
small rant over
I literally just binged through it. It has to be one of my favourite Netflix shows now, it's so strangely down to earth.
I loved Manaka, I hope she becomes a returning character in the next season.
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Friend had me as her binge buddy for Lucifer and while she's absolute shit and a blistering scab on the show as a character. I am starting to seriously worry for Lauren German, she's gone past 'clearly has had work done' and is full on 'looks like a porn star' level of plastic surgery.
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Cobra Kai is on netflix now, I 100% recommend it even if you weren't that into the Karate Kid movies. I wasn't a big fan but the series is legit funny and awesome, it surprised me how good of a sequel it is. The teen drama is a bit goofy at times but the whole thing is worth it for grown up Johnny and Daniel.
I have to agree with you, I still love Aggretsuko and enjoyed the season, but I found S3 to be too whimsical, rather than down-to-earth and realistic like the past seasons.
Also, does anyone else just really love seeing shows about cute young adult/middle aged women struggling with life? Any other recommendations? (Anime or TV)
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She took the call. Never take that call.
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I didn't really like this season.
They ruined Haida for me I know indecisive soyboy is a legit stereotype for men in Japan but I don't find it endearing. Especially when Haida puts on a tough guy front but literally leads on a woman who practically spoonfed herself to him, which is more than what Retsuko ever did in the entire five year run, because uwu~so indecisive~uwu. He didn't deserve her. Inui handled it like a champ but I think more women ought to lose their shit over those games, it sends a bullshit message about the fuckery women are expected to endure imho. Haida was being a piece of shit and would've deserved a consequence. And ugh, the scene where Fenneko pressed Haida to say why he even likes Retsuko when he only knows anything about her from work: So he flashbacked to this lame scene where she was ~stealing water from work~ so he knew she was a more-than-meets-the-eye baddie deep down for being a "water thief" LOL FUCKING WAT
. Don't even get me started with that bullshit final episode where their motivations are at odds and Haida is a dick in the song he sings to her, how tf do you call someone a "chicken" after they've been assaulted with a boxcutter?
inb4 "He was trying to show her how being reclusive and indecisive is bad!" Well friendos, that's coming from a guy who couldn't even pick his romantic interest for 5 years, so. Also, I thought it was a bad sign when Haida started to hang out with Tadano
because he was another dude who couldn't give Retsuko what she needed and wanted. They were trying to make him sound more insightful for Haida than he actually was imo. However I was hoping that Gori and Tadano
were going to ship by the end of the season because they both seem career-ambitious and less children-oriented, and I feel he could help Gori out with her debt
and give her the rich lifestyle she deserves and clearly wants. It was cute how they had a shared tech moment and I really hope that didn't just happen cause they're both orbiting plot devices for Retsuko.
Unpopular Opinion: The idol storyline was shit and was so out of character for Retsuko. Manaka was way too mentoring and nice
towards Retsuko who basically swooped in and pulled the pecking order from under her feet after she worked so hard for years. She was somehow okay with being sidelined
knowing she is an "older idol" with not many years left. It wasn't believable at all. Then I was supposed to believe that timid, shy Retsuko who had a problem with people knowing her karaoke secret and can barely deal with confrontation, who's never been actually trained for dancing or singing, would have what it takes to naturally go up on a public stage and be a frontlining idol right off the bat with no awkward slip ups and next to zero mistakes
. Uh huh. And then the last episodes where she throws caution to the wind despite the creepy stalker skulking around her work
and she just exists all naively…lmao, totally forced to progress the plot because her character is way more anxious and cautious than that. And then she just…leaves the group as if that will resolve her identity being exposed and public now
riiight. Oh and the part where she was slated to make way more money following her passion. Nah, she'll take the downgrade to go back working for asshole Ton for less money to be with ball-less bassist coworker Haida again.
Butchered character development.
I think the producers just bit off more than they could chew with this season so the last two episodes felt really rushed and forced.
I really felt ambivalent towards this season. Haida and Restuko have no chemistry imo, and I know Retsuko’s character is being naive and passive but she really was ridiculous that last episode. Isn’t she usually quite cautious? Why ignore a direct warning from someone? And on the other hand the concluding discussion between her and Haida was so confusing, since the scene just before practically said that she needs time and to not push her but the app said they’re soulmates so it’s obviously fine!
. I think there was so much wasted potential there as it seemed like they just wanted to wrap it all up in a nice status-quo bow when that just won’t work.
In general to me the idol subplot felt like they opened a huge can of worms. I had thought she would at least go for a secret identity thing, which I guess she tried but it’s not really discussed.
Inu was done soo dirty. And I agree on your Gori ship, I really thought it was about to happen and it…didn’t?
I’m still holding out hope for the next season because I do still (mostly) like the characters. Sidenote, I feel like I’m going crazy, I can’t understand some of what Ton says (eng dub)
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Is Retsuko engdub any good? Never tried but I heard that they mistranslate things and twist them around.
However, I am laughing at "sounds like chicken to me", because
In the original, Haida says, "ii gomibun dana" which can be translated as "what/that's a nice situation/life." Given the combination of "gomibun" (polite speech) and "da na" (informal, casual speech), the tone comes across as sarcastically respectful. Also idk if there would be a way for any of them to sing something "nice" because its a death metal genre. I am not WKing Haida (my fave char is a bird and Fenneko anyway) but to me it looked like that he tried provoking her so she would finally open up her true feelings, considering through midseason all her friends did were being concerned over her being secretive and talking about how she always bottles everything up.
I liked the Inu-chan but I thought that the way she tries to start dating him was way too quick but thats just me ig. Other than that she's nice.
So far I loved this season because of idol industry arc and many dynamics with different characters. Very cute.
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>>106505>Is Retsuko engdub any good?
No, it's hideous.
I'm glad to see someone not dumping on Haida. His shallow fixation on Retsuko is cringe, but I agree he's the only one that actually DID anything to help her rather than just letting her wallow and become a hikikomori. Yeah being assaulted is terrifying, but they mention it had been weeks since she even came out of her room and was on the verge of losing her job. She still ended up telling him off for seeing her as this idealized projection of herself, so in the end they both got to express themselves. Hopefully they actually get to know one another next season, regardless of whether they get together or just become friends.
I also don't see the fuss over Inui. She was… fine? Honestly kind of boring, she was "nice" and apparently liked the same music as Haida. Wow. Then she pushed him to admit his feelings for Retsuko as she was lying passed out in his arms after he got stabbed by a maniac. Then she's all, "Oh I guess this isn't the best time for this." Lol, no shit.
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Fair enough. I can totally agree it's likely I'm not into her because I just don't know much about her, so she comes across as a somewhat shallow character.
It kind of reminds me of Resasuke actually. He seems like this total loser mute which is even funnier because it contrasts with Retsuko's bishounen image of him, but right at the end we see he's a sweet dude that loves plants. I don't believe plant people can be bad lol. I would've loved to see more of his quiet inner world, but he wasn't intended to be a main character.
It's funny because that ties back into Haida for me. Retsuko gets this pass on overidealizing someone, but Haida doesn't? Retsuko was turning Resasuke completely into someone else, whereas it was actually a very "real" thing that Retsuko did that first caught Haida's attention. I saw a lot of people bashing him for not being able to mention something specific about her personality and bringing up a seemingly inconsequential moment, but I think it's sort of cute that it was something so banal that intrigued him.
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killing eve is so good. thanks to all the anons that recommended it.
It's really graphic but doesn't seem gratuitous for some reason. Presentation maybe.
Bryan Fuller began having problems with NBC executives during the production of season three. Some feel it's visible in the show by that point.
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Did anyone watch Raised By Wolves yet? The first 3 episodes were released yesterday and while I liked the series a little less by the 3rd episode I am still really excited for it. That pilot was so good!
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Anyone watching the Boys? It just came out yesterday. It's off to a slow start but I'm excited for next week. Haven't been this into watching a weekly tv series in years.
That's Ennis for you though.
I've watched 3 episodes of the second season now and it's pretty great. Kimiko gets a little fleck of story fleshed out.
Yeah the writer said he regretted how Kimiko was portrayed in s1 in this article https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a33625772/the-boys-kimiko-karen-fukuhara-portrayal-regrets/
so i think that her character will be explored a lot more this season. Also what do you guys think of Stormfront? I hope they don’t make the whole racism/fascism thing too heavy handed, that would kind of ruin the show for me.
I thought about this not to refute it or anything. For me, it's the acting mostly and being taken off guard and surprised by the very well-acted craziness and character dynamics. And just the sheer chaotic power of Villanelle.
You're right that it's not great cinema where you can fully immerse yourself in a coherent plot with realistic characters. It's sheer over the top craziness, moral/rational chaos and upheaval of any order. I think there is a lot of comedy and satire going on. I can't say if the show does that well or if it that's a waste.
I don't think Eve is a Mary Sue at all though. She really comes across as a smart, funny, emotionally a bit shallow, awkward confused woman whose moral compass is spinning wildly because of her contained desires. Maybe Sandra Oh's acting helps that for me or it's just Sandra Oh I'm actually watching (lol). Maybe you mean self-insert?
For me, the irrationality and darkness of the show is mirroring reality and also personally cathartic somehow as I'm an anxious overthinker. Maybe it could be written more seriously but the show does well what it does that way.
Villanelle is just drop dead gorgeous, chaotically powerful, scarily loveable and entertaining and the crazy relationship dynamics are interesting and entertaining af.
I'm also glad for the good chemistry Eve/Villanelle have.
Just watching Villanelle going from being a terrifying killer freezing my blood to being an equally terrifying but somehow loveable, funny and playful goofball in the next scene gives me life. Or coming into a scene in a literally killer styling. She is a psycho without a moral compass and not a feminist rolemodel or anything at all but she is completely uninhibited by the neurotic worries your average woman is bound to have in this society. And that's just a relief and liberation.
Jodie Comer is a really great, versatile actress with a lot of depth matching Mads Mikkelsen easily. Men irl are a little scared of her haha
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Thanks to all the anons (the anon?) who recommended What We Do In The Shadows the series.
I prefer the movie for a lot of reasons but the show is very entertaining aswell.
Guillermo for one is hilarious.
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My highlight is Nadja. I was completely taken off-guard by that one scene where she stalks the man and casually crawls up to his window where he's jacking off furiously and she takes a vintage flashlight photo and just fucks off again
. That was hysterical and surprised me. I was intrigued. I was sold when she later moaned at him and had a psychotic break about cutting off his head during sex.
Love me a feral woman lmao
nta but I get what you're trying to say regarding Villanelle and the freedom and power she had and inspires but the fact is that I can't ever take ever it seriously, I have this problem with male action heroes as well, In real life assisains are not quirky and or have a chique dress sense, they are ugly plain men who kill people for money, sometimes they will have bullshit code about how they won't kill women or children but many do
I can't take Villanelle seriously, cause I will always know it's as fake as superheros, so there's no point
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I can't choose, I love all the characters. Colin Robinson is the one that gives me the most keks probably, but the others are hilarious and adorable in their own way as well.
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idk if it's meant to be taken seriously
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ayrt and thanks for reading my schizo wall of text. I get what you're saying and feel you.
I also noticed for myself that my tolerance for tv violence and gore fluctuates. Sometimes it's thrilling but other days, it's just disturbing and puts a damper on the perks of a show.
Now that Jodie Comer made a name for herself, I look forward to seeing more of her acting in other roles, too.
damn I tried to watch Dark but I'm on ep 7/10 and it feels like it's all build up and dramatic, intriguing hints with no substance.
It reminds me so much of True Detective S1 in a bad way.so much lush aesthetic creepy vibes, no payoff. You'd think 70% in SOMETHING interesting or juicy would be revealed.
Also kinda reminds me of cringy anime when the biggest tensions are that people who grew up together in a tiny town all want to fuck each other.
The casting between the timelines
was great but I'm still struggling to remember who everyone is and how they're connected. All these middle aged Germans look the same to me lol
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I've been seeing this show called 'Adult material' advertised quite a bit. What are people's thoughts on it? It seems to be like another 'sex wurk is real wurk!!!' shows that ignore the sexual exploitation of the porn industry and ignores the poverty and child grooming that leads to women going into porn
sorry anon, i meant I prefered english ones cause the ones I kept watching were in a foreign language>>109376>>109383
Thanks I'll check these out! they look really interesting!>>109418
I finished all seasons of community…did they ever get a movie?
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They cancelled the final season of GLOW after it had already been renewed. I'm so mad!!
I dunno what it is, but I'm really just…not digging The Haunting of Bly Manor as much as I'd hoped I would. I watched The Haunting of Hill House like five times over and I loved every second of it, but I find myself getting bored easily with Bly and struggling to get through each episode. None of the characters really grab me, nor do the relationships between them - hell, even the spooky shit just seems bland this time around.
Idk if any other anons here have watched it at all, but I'd be interested to know if anyone feels the same or if I'm just retarded and don't know how to enjoy things anymore lmao.
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I liked pen15 at first but the masturbating episode was tedious and gross. Oh great another minute long zoom in of this fucking face to wild safari music. Coomer bitch
I loved Broad City and audibly lol'd with every episode. The one where they talk about the moyel
bothered me but then there was an episode where they were justifying seeing kids as attractive as long as you see them in the eyes of past kid self
and that was the nail in the coffin.
I want to find something that I can laugh at like this show, but I can't deal with content like that.
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I haven't watched pen15, and have only watched the trailer, it looked like the female-equivalent of the good boys with it's 'omg they're barely pubescent girls and they're masturbating and doing sexual things!!! Look how edgy we are' low-quality, bottom of the barrel 'adult' humor. That paired with the fact I don't think I can really relate to the subject matter that much made me think it was going to be bad or not for me, but since a few anons here are saying that it's good, I might give it a chance- what about pen15 makes it good?
I actually really liked those episodes since they resonated with me. Actually, the entirety of PEN15 captures my middle school experience in such an authentic and funny (if lowbrow) way that I just can’t help but love the show. It helps, of course, that I’m only around 5 or 6 years younger than the writers/actresses, so we’re generationally very close.
I was a chronic masturbator as a preteen, and like many or even most women, I was raised in an environment where women’s bodies and sexualities were unspoken at best and weird and shameful at worst. I didn’t understand the lizard brain shit going in my skull directing me to endlessly masturbate upon the discovery of the feel good button between my legs, and absolutely no adult was going to educate me on what was happening in a nonjudgmental way. Jungle music may as well have been playing in my head because it was really such an animalistic urge, and I was probably just as unsexy and slack jawed as Maya when I did it.
I really liked the article posted on Bustle talking about the episode: https://www.bustle.com/p/the-pen15-masturbation-scenes-are-some-of-the-frankest-depictions-of-female-puberty-on-tv-15936526
I liked Owen, Hannah, and Jamie a lot. The show was disappointing to me as well, even though I actually enjoy family drama a lot. I was expecting more spooks which I'm definitely underwhelmed by but even the family drama was lame. By the second half/last third of the season things just turned into endless exposition and backstory that was not revealed in an interesting way. What began as a fun, almost whodunnit-adjacent mystery (for instance, noticing Hannah doesn't eat starting from the first episode and keep noticing she does not, thinking is she anachan or dead or what) that eventually just turned into entire episodes completely spelling out every detail. I think they should have let Dani solve the mystery of the backstory instead of telling the audience all of it via so many flashbacks. Part of me thinks there is a version of the script that actually does this, but was deemed too subtle for a general audience, as execs often think audiences are stupid af.
That being said I was not completely enthralled by Hill House either. I liked it but I wasn't obsessed. I would rate the funeral episode 10/10, however.Also enjoyed seeing lesbians on screen, I know it's naive of me to be so easily impressed by muh representation but Dani's sitaution with her ex hit close to home for me as a closetcase
I wish my tween experience was that wholesome tbh. When youngins first discover masturbation, we do get excessive lol
I wish I masturbated to Zac Efron or sand dunes
. Getting groomed into coomerhood by the Internet sucked. >>111329
On episode 3, it’s …okay so far. Will report back.
So yeah Haunting of Bly Manor was very room temp and unsatisfying. It is like >>111425
said, not enough spooks, the ghosts are so goofy tbh lol, extremely “tell, don’t show“ .
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Has anyone been watching Lovecraft Country? I've been enjoying it but Episode 8 pissed me off. The fact everyone except for like Montrose basically ignored Dee. Like, a young girl goes kinda missing while racial tensions are especially high, and everyone gets sidetracked while looking for her. Atticus also acted like a huge asshole to Ji-ah. I don't get how he can be mad at her and tell her their love wasn't real after he called her twice. I just hope Hippolyta comes back rant over
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is glow a good show? should i check it out?
I just binged To The Lake on Netflix
it's in Russian but if you can look past that I think its worth a watch. It keeps you on your toes, and it was really interesting to see how another culture views a traditionally dysfunctional relationship (with a backdrop of a zombie-like pandemic). If you end up watching it, let me know what you think.
It's great til the end, I got hooked and binged it in one day.
I particularly loved the fashion in it.
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Oh shit I came to post about The Queen's Gambit.
Literally watching episode 1 right now, everything about it so far appeals to me! maybe it's the dark academia thing kek
Can't wait to binge it.
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Lmao Harry from Queen's Gambit is Dudley Dursley. How did I know see it????
>>113661>>White people are the real monsters
So glad I haven't watched this then. I don't need more bullshit about USA's racial issues in my life. As an eurofag, it's completely irrelevant to me. >>Also every black female character is mixed or light skinned while the men are just black
Ok so I don't know if this is true or not in case of this particular tv series but why does this trend exist? Once you see it once, you cannot stop seeing it every fucking where.
interesting how colorism only affects men. Or are there not enough black women involved with movies for us to see dark cuties with light-skinned husbands/boyfriends?
Really sad either way.
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Currently watching pic related, I'm loving it way more than expected and already I expected to like it because it's made by the same dude who made Scrubs and Cougar Town. It's so wholesome and good natured, highly recommend to anons who wanna watch something funny and comfy.
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Joining the Queen's Gambit recommendations! I particularly love about the story that it's about a girl in an extremely male oriented space but the show doesn't show it as some kind of particular hardship; I'm sure many showrunners wouldn't be able to resist going for the drama of her being abused / degraded by the men in some way since it would be "realistic"; here, even though some people make comments on how it's uncommon, she is respected and supported by her opponents and I just love it.
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My aunt was watching The Good Doctor and I couldn't believe how cringey it is. The lead character is portrayed as a genius with near superhuman intellect and memory, but also ~totes awkward~ because autism. I hate how autistic people are always portrayed as genius savants with the social awareness of a whiny toddler.
I know it's TV and nothing is too realistic, but this particular stereotype is so annoying to me. Has anyone watched a show with a more realistic portrayal of autism?
It also annoys me because the normies who watch network television think it's at least a somewhat realistic portrayal of autism. My aunt was saying how autistic people are so smart because they can "zone in" on important details and hyperfocus (she means very well but also thinks Grey's Anatomy is realistic). People are less likely to recognize the signs of autism when all they they see are Rain Man-type characters on TV. And yes, I know it's not TV's job to educate people, but autism is already pretty misunderstood and it sucks to see these ridiculous stereotypes as the only representation.>>114107
I actually really wanted to watch this already since I just finished Crash Landing on You and wanted another K-drama, thanks for the recommendation anon.
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I haven't watched the ep yet but from what I've read it was a one sided confession and intentionally ambiguous, not actually canon gay. Glad I never got invested in them kek.
The Destiel/Putin/election memes and the jokes about the confession being homophobic are fucking sending me though, it's been hilarious and worth totally spoiling the episode.
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I dont care for SPN anymore but since I was a big destiel shipper back in the golden tumblr years i watched just the scene and it's so weird and uncomfortable, Castiel legit looks like this cat; i feel like even in the peak shows popularity people would laugh at it. Tumblr memes for the last few hours though are giving me life tho, really feels like 2012 again.>>114242
With queerbaiting it was like in JohnLock case, if you're not a big shipper you could look past it; and if I remember correctly a lot of baiting happened behind the scenes in the interviews and interactions between creators and fans.
Putin resignation news were so stupid. There were no news about him leaving from russian sources, and everyone decided to believe some UK website that had only> Moscow sources> Supposedly his lover of whom we never heard
And people on Twitter believed it.
Later then it turned out to be an obvious bs, but I can't believe it how people trust everything in media.
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Raised By Wolves is a great show, extremely underrated and unknown imo. I don't think someone would even have to be into sci-fi to enjoy it, it's almost Mad Max-ish in the post apocalyptic setting but instead of road warriors you have space Templars and killer androids. Started watching it recently and am a little over halfway through. It's surprisingly original in a time where it seems like everything is a gritty remake or blatant rip of some other, pre-existing IP. The world feels like it has actual depth, and while the religion vs. science debate isn't new, I appreciate that the writers aren't ham-fisted and show good and bad on both sides. It quietly explores the philosophical themes without feeling pretentious, letting them take a backseat to character development.
Mother and Father are my favorite characters, they're perfect complements to one another. The actors do a fantastic job of creating empathy while expressing just the right amount of inhumanity. Tempest is cool, and it's interesting to follow Marcus and Sue, seeing how they're struggling to adapt to their new reality. Quality is really high and while a good amount of effects are used it never feels cheap or distracting. I hope there's a season 2, I worry about shows that actually take chances and require viewers to think.
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I started Umbrella Academy to watch something while I was eating and fell in love with it. I'd never liked "superhero" type shows before, but this one really got me hooked. Anyone else excited for the third season?
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Have you watched Penny Dreadful? It's not centered around a boarding school but it is definitely gothic, involves scenes in manors and has several great female characters, especially Vanessa (Eva Green) and Lily (Billie Piper). It suffers from an abrupt ending because it unfortunately got cancelled, but before that it was spot on in creating that Gothic horror vibe.
I have not watched it, but I've also heard good things about The Living and the Dead. It's about a young couple that inherits a farm but strange supernatural activity starts threatening them. It's filmed around Horton Court, a 16th-century manor house in Gloucestershire.
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Oh, I'd also like to add Alias Grace. It's based on a novel by Atwood set in mid-19th century Canada. The lead character has been accused of the murder of her former master, but she supposedly has no memory of the day it happened, so a psychiatrist is brought in to work with her. The story is centered around the heroine's life and while it's not gothic, there are flashbacks to asylums and a building intensity since it's a murder mystery. Still, a period piece and quite feminist.
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I've been watching Absolutely Fabulous lately and boy do I dig it. I know it's over the top and gaudy and stupid at times but it truly is the self aware woman-centered comedy I was unknowingly waiting for.>>114168
It might be the type of think you're looking for if you haven't seen it already!
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I recently watched Girl from Nowhere. It's about a girl that goes through schools exposing secrets. I liked it especially when she willingly got into a relationship with a teacher just to expose him for being a pedo.
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Haven't watched any of the previous seasons of The Crown but the current one is so good. It's crazy how much Emma Corrin can look like Diana at times. And I have a huge crush on Josh O'Connor.
I have watched this show over and over again, I can’t get enough of it lmao.
The girl that plays Nanno gives me the chills
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just binged s4 and it's actually pretty good, emma corrin as diana was great, josh o'connor manakes to make charles bith insufferable and pitiable, and gilian anderson's performance as thatcher honestly blew me away.
if you like josh you should definitely watch season 3, he has some great moments there
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Yeah I had started season 1 when it originally came out but I couldn't get into it, going to start from the beginning now. I read that Dominic West will be playing Charles on the next 2 seasons which will be… interesting.
Also I loved Emerald Fennell as Camilla, such great styling
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anyone here watched all of Scream Queens and can tell me if season 2 is worth watching (without spoiling?) I really enjoyed the first season even if I had to suspend my disbelief the whole time. The plot and characters are completely absurd but it still did a great job at keeping me guessing and maintaining my attention. I just can't see where the story would possibly go beyond season 1 and I know it got cancelled so I don't want to commit to something that goes nowhere.
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Highly recommend The Hockey Girls on Netflix! It's a Catalan language teen drama about a girls hockey team. It kind of reminds me at times of Skins UK because it's more of an edgy european drama with a good amount of sex and drugs. I LOOOOVE all the girls on the team they're all very different types of girls with their own compelling storylines and problems outside of the team. It can get a little ~girl boss~y at times and cheesy but I really like it. There are some important topics it addresses like abortion and there's a fantastic episode about losing your virginity and how it is NOT a magical experience and can actually be traumatizing when youre not ready. I really love this show I could go on forever.
I have it on my watch list but haven't started it yet I'm debating..
What made it so bad?
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Wow the finale was…really not good. I understand it was a hard series to flesh out an ending for, but the decisions don't quite agree. It didn't really evoke an emotional reaction from me, maybe because the characters acted like their scripts towards the end and not like actual people. Season 3 and 4 was a lot of padding and the writers tripping over themselves for a resolution.
You have to believe in major premises for season 4 to work:
>All humans are proven redeemable because they got a narccistic white male to apologize to someone he was an asshole to, completely glossing over other issues that would make arguments that someone is redeemable harder like being a rapist, sociopath, or murderer.
>In the perfect afterlife where anyone can be redeemed, your eternal soul will become over-fulfilled to the point of wanting out of a place of everlasting happiness if you so choose.
>Being fulfilled and bored with it means you will become a "mushbrain" and regress into a forgetful afterlife idiot equivalent.
>The only solution to the aforementioned issues is an afterlife-euthenasia-doorway that promises to yeet your eternal self into non-existence when you've had enough.
It was pretty soft imo.
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Just found out Sandman is getting a TV series. My inner teenager is screaming so loudly
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I'm only on episode 6 of orange is the new black but so far I'm loving it! Hope Piper stops being a little bitch tho, she's kind of an asshole sometimes. That's probably the point but if I have to watch Piper make the offended open mouth face ever again I'm gonna lose it.
It is fake deep. The thing that annoyed me the most was the tumblr girl getting so empowered by camming
You think there might come some social commentary or whatever but it never happens. Also that troon is very annoying
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Just finished Godless on Netflix and I loved it. It was made by Scott Frank who also worked on The Queen Gambit. Gorgeous sceneries, beautiful soundtrack, great actors. It's a quick watch (only 7 episodes) and really well-written
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Currently halfway through watching Selena The Series and I like it! There's a lot of people going after it after not even watching a full episode and claiming to be a super fan, but you quickly notice they bring up the same 3 talking points on why it's bad (the wigs, being too light skinned/not native looking enough, and the production quality) Honestly, I don't care. The movie is not even 2 hours, the series is 6 hours, of course it ain't gonna be up to par.
Anyways, the family worked closely on this series so IDK what else people want.
I think they portray Selena really accurately in the 80s scenes. I like the equal focus on the siblings. Suzi deserves more solo moments! I haven't got to any Chris Perez parts, but I think they are about to introduce him so I can't wait to see what's in store.
Anyone else watching or finished watching?
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I rarely see any girl cartoons with any slapstick humour so I might as well recommend watching this
It's fun and wacky and it's filled with magical mischief,I like the art style plus despite being a 12 year old half witch,Sabrina is way more mature and understanding than Luz from the Owl House would ever be.this show is based on the comics it's nothing like the live action show but it's worth watching especially when you're bored.
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Does anyone know nice shows about fashion or shows that have stylish characters? Eg I liked Scream Queens for their aesthetic.
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I wish Succession was back already
marathoned the first series of the last two days and I love it. the revelation that she was the one who slept with boo's boyfriend knocked me for six, guess I should've seen it coming
. kind of disappointed they only made two seasons cause I know I'll be done with this show by the weekend.>>83769>Sometimes people don’t want to be inspired to be amazing, I want to feel allowed to be mediocre and petty. So the main character being a mess up and a loser was kinda empowering in a way
I agree and it's such a breath of fresh air
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I can't wait for the third season. this show is my feel good show and I'm already missing the characters even though I only finished season 2 last week.>>115441
I'm super curious about what will happen too, like who the fuck are the sparrow academy and their dad is an alien? also are we gonna see anything more with sissy's kid since he seemed to still have some of vanya's powers
. I just need to know what happens next. I don't think they've even filmed it yet so it could be a while.
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Unpopular opinion: I kind of dislike Luz. I understand it's a Disney Show™ and obviously a kid's cartoon, but they made her to be so quirky and "random!!!" (she's also kind of gross sometimes ngl). I don't know why Disney has to make all the girl protagonists of their animated shows exactly the same (see: Star from SvTFoE).
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Has anyone watched the Wilds? I just started it after a recommendation from a friend and I'm really liking it so far.>>118504
I thought the Politician on netflix had good fashion. It was also produced by the same guy as Scream Queens, Ryan Murphy. Most of the seasons of AHS have some fashion moments too.
I've been rewatching it since I heard s3 was coming, it's even funnier the second time around.
Also posting this iconic work of art.
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Started watching The Great recently - a historical (sometimes accurate) comedy drama about Catherine The Great and I simply love it. The clothes, the setting, the acting, the humour…chefs kiss.
Highly recommend it if anyone is looking for something new to watch.
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Anyone seen Utopia? I've heard a lot of good things about it and I think I might binge watch it this weekend.
NTA but agreed on all accounts. I was surprised by how much I reluctantly liked Peter by the end, Nick Hoult did a great job playing him.
Anyway I felt really cockblocked by s1 because I didn't realise it was gonna have multiple seasons, I kept waiting for Catherine to really become great but hopefully she gets her big power come up in s2.
Extremely good show, for any anons also consider ensure you watch the original UK version and not the US remake.>>118869
totally with you, even when he’s being comically evil he’s very entertaining to watch.
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I'm rewatching ANTM All Stars, guess I just want to trigger myself again by seeing Allison lose to not one, but two absolute messes (one who peed in a diaper on TV and one who got disqualified for being a prostitute) with not even 1% of her charm and appeal. This show is so infurating lmao.
I also looked Allison up, turns out she posts regularly on reddit about like… league of legends and real housewives lol. She's still cute too.
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Wanna talk about Gotham, I watched the show religiously, I participated fandom and I have a love sorta hate relationship with the show, I Just wanna talk about the First season though, its where most fans are split on
The first season is wierd in how less wierd it is compared to how the show would get to be, certain plot points and characters feel more at home with a show like the Sopranos then a DCshow and its fairly grounded(well as grounded as most police procedural cop shows are)
Like the most unbelievable things that happen in the first season are 1) A drug called Viper which gives people above average physical strength but kills them afterwards if they didn't keep using it and 2) A hypnotized serial killer that targets the wealthy and both these plot points could work in any CSI/criminal minds-esquce cop show, most of the season is about the rise of a child of an immigrant through the mob by backstabbing, deceiving and murdering all in his path and he just happens to be the Penguin, other then a slightly bent nose and a choice to wear suits first season Gotham penguin has nothing in common with any interpretations/adaptations of Penguin ever
Season 2 is where the insanity starts rising and by season 3 people are coming back from the dead, people have super strength and are bulletproof and everything is a like a live action edgy comic book
Most fans prefer the other seasons but I personally do find a charm in the first season in how its just a cop show set in Gotham and how rediculous Batman villains are adapted as gangsters with funny nicknames or serial killers, would have been interesting if they continued that path but I'm not complaining, I did like the show
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Has anyone else here been watching A Teacher? I'm really curious to hear thoughts from other people that have seen it. I personally like that it portrays grooming in a not-so-obvious way, because that's really how it is sometimes. I also appreciate that it doesn't totally demonize the teacher, as shitty as she is. I guess my only real complaint is the way the sex scenes were portrayed, like it was something erotic and exciting. Maybe in a way, to the characters, it is. Idk my feelings on some of this is complicated, being a victim of grooming myself, but it was an entertaining watch. 7/10 also sorry but it was stupid af how she told on herself to a coworker. How are you a teacher but not aware of mandated reporting. That part was stupid af
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Anyone else unironically enjoy Rick and Morty? I know some of the fans are cringey as hell, but I enjoy how creative the story is and I think it has great rewatch value.
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I finally got to watch this and it was amazing
holy shit. The acting, the character arcs, the dark humor, the feminism! I was so proud of Catherine by the end and literally laughed and cried. Can't remember the last time a show has made me do that. Also I'm secretly rooting for Catherine x Orlo please let me have more hot nerdy count also he's based on Catherine's primary real world lover sooo!?
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You're probably right and I've heard quite a few fans assume the same but it would be refreshing to see a straight (male) character who's honestly just that innocent. The scenes where Catherine tried to "seduce" him and made him embarassed when she was demonstrating Velementov's perviness gave me life. I'm a simp for that combination of romantic naivety paired with career efficiency and I want to keep seeing him uncomfortable kek.
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I definitely agree with you. And I also thought Orlo was cuter than the supposed to be playboy, great at sex character. His forehead fucking bothered me through the whole show. I really wish they would’ve chosen a different actor. I don’t stan “short kings” and he’s just straight ugly IMO.
I’m glad y’all felt the same! I thought he was really obnoxious, the whole “I don’t plan for the future, I live my life in the moment” attitude just came across like an eat pray love middle-aged momism combined with an extra helping of irresponsible dickhead who can’t be assed to care about anyone else. Not to mention the tantrum he threw when he made all the “comics” on the printing press and furthered the gossip about Catherine banging a horse
. Like oh I’m sorry, does my regularly scheduled marital rape hurt your
feefees? Let’s make this about you, darling. Fucking manchild.
Yeah, that was toxic
af. I don't remember right now, but I feel like she made it known she didn't give a fuck about Peter? And surely Leo would've known that a royal marriage requires heirs at some point? That was just a really stupid plot point and I feel like the writer's could've written that scene with someone else doing the comic printing. Leo can still be drunk and salty minus the retaliation.
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the second season was a masterpiece
I don't think there's anything quite like fleabag unfortunately>>122494
IA. I loved the dynamic between her and the priest
I'm so sad she decided to stop after two short seasons. I could've easily watched 10
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has anyone seen bbc's dracula? I just watched the first episode (seems like there's 3 episodes, each around an hour and a half long) and loved it
Season two starts out really rough. There's an artsy and charmless early episode about Hannah's one night stand with a character played by Patrick Wilson.
You'll know it when you watch it, just know it's not as long as it feels.
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>>122602>angles>without love triangles
Ask for circles then not angles! (I'll show myself out)
I'm going to recommend some supernatural/occult stuff in general since you included WWDitS and they're vamps not religious creatures. Hemlock Grove was good pulpy fun, with some genuinely nasty gore and one of the best werewolf transformation sequences. Penny Dreadful is also solid, there are some aspects of romance but it's pretty low-key and takes a backseat to the plot. Eva Green is great in it. The Magicians too, maybe? Again some romance but not overwhelming. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell was high quality if you want something less heavy and violent.
Yes, the relationship between Arthur and Guinevere drives the plot at times but the main protagonist doesn't really do romances aside from one episode and despite the one relationship it's not really a "romancey" show.
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I second that opinion! First two seasons were probably best sci-fi ever seen on TV, third was lacking a bit compared to them but it was necessary to lay out the stage for all the future events. So glad Amazon picked it up and saved from cancellation, ongoing season is excellent. My only wish is that they had more CGI money for these ships, design work is already fantastic, I guess this season they spent it all on episode 4 robot.
Also, special mention for the opening, I'll never skip it, it's so beautiful, both the song and the visuals; every shot is perfect with these compositions and typography. I'm in love.
How the opening changes with the story is also a really nice touch.
This season has me absolutely waiting for the other shoe to drop. How could Marco be such an idiot? The inners are just going to come together and absolutely stomp the belters into oblivion and that he thinks he has the protomolecule is laughable, is it even on his ship? The only character I think I hate more is Murtry! But at least Murtry didn’t try to veil his bullshit with self righteous aggrandizing. Like I totally understand where marcos coming from but my god, the lengths he’s willing to go to and not to mention that it seems pretty obvious he’s planning to be the new boot on the necks of belters. They spell it out pretty clear when they talk about belters having children on planets, that they won’t be considered belters or whatever. Just he decided this course of action for a lot of people and I can’t imagine it ending well.
Super hype to see how things play out though.
I watched the second episode and enjoy it too lmao maybe I have shit taste. I also saw the start of the third episode and didn't like the way agatha's decedent just so happens to be right there as he emerges from the water. like, what are the odds? it just seemed so silly to me
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back to life! I just started watching it and it kind of gives me fleabag vibes, same dark comedy. it's about a woman trying to rebuild her life afer being in in prison for eighteen years
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Omf yes I’ve been shilling The Expanse to everyone I talk to for months. I don’t even like sci-fi but this show actually have great characters, I simp everyone. The female characters are so good! None of the posturing sjw shit.
This whole latest season has been a tease ugh. Everyone is on their own adventure, can’t wait to see the gang together again. I feel like something is going to happen to Camina
thoooo and I will not be able to handle the heartbreak.
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i just finished s2 of skins and oh wow, lovely… i am so happy i watched it. i liked season one better, but that's okay. it is really a great show. does anybody else like it?
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Kek skins ruined a whole generation of women. Love it.
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It's my personal comfort show, watching it always brings me to a very peaceful place in my mind. Never forget anas shitting Effy gifs all over tumblr, great times.
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affirmative, it has many outdated elements, but those actually charm and really attract me. overall i have a soft spot for stories concerning coming of age and the like.>>122996
feels so nostalgic, but she's also just beautiful.
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NTA but it really
romanticizes the shit out of mental illness and reckless behaviors. Especially girls with difficult adolescence like me really bought into it. I was around girls irl who formed little codependant cults enabling each other to starve, self-harm through sex and substances.
I'm having a love/hate relationship with this series and I'm not too sure why. >>122985
The whole show was so boring for me I think I only watched like 3 episodes? Hardly anything happens in it
I recently started watching Bridgerton because of the hype and I wanted something a bit more romantic to watch. It's eh… I'm really not feeling the chemistry between the actors
The colour-blind casting also puts me off slightly? There's a scene in one of the episodes where they talk about how the king with one of 'them' and since then society has been equal. That's hardly colour-blind casting at that point imo. That's basically casting to be more diverse.
BBC2 has started showing The Investigation and I'm really enjoying it.
Thanks for your response anon, I'll check it out now! I was kinda dubious because Japanese shows aren't really known for their quality.>>123485
I skipped thru Bridgerton because of the hype and I didn't really care for it much either. >I'm really not feeling the chemistry between the actors
I couldn't hold my laughter back when they were having awkward sex to a string quartet of Taylor Swift.
Honestly, isn't it sort of insulting to cast english royalty as poc
as if their whole existence doesn't depend on the suffering of poc
?? Specially during the regency era, like??>>123290>>123313
Honestly, when the show started and they showed Altea I was like "oh ok so they canonically made this set at a university to fit the actors being older" but then it's mentioned on episode one that Bloom is still 16???? Are they blind these actors all look like they are in their late 20s/early 30s, Riverdale has better casting than this.
Also, the GALL to have Terra mention she has a cousin named Flora and make the Musa/Tecna stand-in be as annoying as possible.
I'll give them something, though, I really liked Aisha, the actress is probably the youngest looking of the bunch and she seems to have kept most of Aisha's actual personality.
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I’m watching Bling Empire and all I can think is damn, these men sort of SUCK. Every woman’s relationship is either unnecessarily stressful or she would be better off single. I don’t doubt the producers had a lot to do with this, but it’s ridiculous. From showing Jamie’s pad to Christine very obviously being a small scale antagonist, telling Cherie “my parents would have called me a slut if I got pregnant before being married” at Cherie’s newborn photoshoot while knowing full well Cherie’s mother just passed away.
Anna is my favorite cast member. She doesn’t take shit from anyone. I was appalled for her when Kim threw her penis pump outside the window in front of everyone. But she was so cool about it. She stated Kim wasn’t someone fit to be in her world, and left it at that.
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Anyone here watched the new Euphoria special episodes?? I'm so fucking pissed at it.
Like, the director apparently was unhappy that everyone antagonized manic pixie dream girl Jules in season one because of how shit she was to Rue and wanted to show how hard it is to love someone who's an addict which, fair, that's an interesting perspective to their relationship.
What annoyed me, though, is that he felt the need to try to excuse away or write off (not even consider, sometimes) the shitty selfish things Jules does in season one.
In the 1s episode of the special when Rue talks about Jules cheating on her and how upset it made her feel, the character she's talking to (and her mentor) is like "well but where you guys really in a relationship? did you specifically tell each other you were dating?" when they HAD been dating for a few weeks by the end of the series when Jules cheated on her and as if that's not gaslighting 101.
And then, on the next episode, Jules doesn't even acknowlegde her cheating on Rue at all and even says she has loved Rue since the day they met which makes absolute zero sense for anyone watching the series because it's not true at all. Jules was completely obsessed with Nate at the start of season one, she did not have feelings for Rue, he just wants to retcon it to make people fell bad for Jules.
So so annoying that they start Jules' episode by saying she's "too hard on herself" and never even touching on how she can be selfish and self-centered at all, like they couldn't allow her to have any flaws at all.
Anyway, sorry, rant over. I like Jules character I just hate that she's being treated as this angel who can't do wrong.
I really don't understand how they were dating? I feel like the whole show is pretending something happened that didn't. I understood when Rue claimed they were dating because she is obsessed and it makes sense that she'd cling on to something that's never been explicitly said, but they literally had one kiss (that didn't go well) and a codependent friendship.
I was more confused about Jules saying she loved Rue in this episode because she's never done anything to indicate she likes Rue as anything more than a friend who gives her extra attention.
Throughout the whole show, I understood that Rue loved Jules and jules didn't mind being friends with Rue to feel wanted and now suddenly in the two special eps I'm meant to have known somehow that they were girlfriends who were in love?!?!?
She did! Hunter co-wrote and apparently co-produced this episode.>>123701
I thought they were in a relationship that Jules just didn't take seriously, now having a whole episode of her saying just how madly in love with Rue she was during the whole first season while she was having an online relationship with Nate and then going to New York to, then, have sex with a different person? She literally almost ditched Rue at the prom just to text that girl, like???
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well finally watched it, I expected it be edgy riverdale knockoff with magic but oh it's so much worse, my expectations were low and i'm still disappointed
>the costumes were all fucking terrible like they legit dress like middle aged women
>transformations are shit, bland and there's no costume change or wings
>They drop random twitter social justice words every episode, like when Bloom first talks to Sky she says that he’s "mansplaining" stuff to her when she waw the one who asked him that she didn’t know anything about the school just a minute earlier
>They removed Techna for like no reason
>Also no Brandon
>Stella is a mean girl now
>Aisha the only black female character is oddly masculined compared to the rest of the female characters, also she seemingly has no male love interest and is the mother of the group(which is just something else)
>There are Male Fairies and Female Specialists as well, cause something something inclusivity
Honestly it almost feel's designed to be hated by everyone on the political spectrum, like everyone on all sides legit hates it, it's not even fun to cringe watch like with riverdale, it's just bad
doesn't Bloom get shitty fire wings in that one episode?
Also I have seen people complaining about no male faries, so does a character like this exist or no?
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I had forgotten about the shitty fire wings, I couldn't include everything but basically according to the show's new canon fairies used to have been to have winged transformations but lost that ability and now rare super special faires can only transform
and yeah there are male fairies but not any who are part of the main cast
Stella gave me undercover mean girl vibes through the cartoon tbh, I'm surprised people are so mad about it lmao
I'm sort of glad they took the transformations away. They wouldn't fit within the series at all imo.
Also funny you complain about male fairies when I don't think they were a major point of the cartoon either. Though I'd argue that Sam is sort of important to the story and is a fairy.
Stella wasn't a mean girl in the cartoon at all? Sure she was kinda arrogant but she was super nice to Bloom and the other girls and was legit a good friend. In the life action she is a horrible person to literally everyone for no good reason. I also hate how they have to force in a stupid love triangle, i guess girls in shows cant be friends with eachother anymore. There always has to be a fight about a boy or some other dumb shit.
It's true that the transformations wont fit in with the style they choose for this serie. They want to make this so serieus and edgy its not even funny. I would loved it if they made a show that was just super campy and with cute 2000 inspired fashion.
Also can i just say that the girls didnt feel like real friend at all? Like >>124001
said Aisha was just there to mother Bloom because she wants to do stupid shit all the time, Terra was just their to be annoying and insecure and Musa was doing nothing. Stella isn't even a friend or part of the group?
And yeah the shows uses alot of references like riverdale and "internet lingo". They throw sometimes the word feminist in and have Terra go in a rant about how she doesnt need her brother and father to stand up for her because thats sexist!!111!!
Im pretty sure the the cartoon show or one of the movies had a female specialist tho? But i never rememberd any fairies but tbh in the netflix show they might as well erase the whole fairy stuff and make them witches.
Sorry for the huge sperg but i used to love winx as a little girl and it's such a good source material, it has a diverse cast, female friendship that isn't toxic
and that doesn't have petty fights about boyfriends. And yet they decide to make it like all the other popular young teen netflix series.
samefag but>I'm really glad they changed the music power to mind/empathy since music just felt really useless in the cartoon imo
Idk i felt like the empath powers were more of a downgrade in the show. She is so underpowered compared to the other girls, yeah i guess she can also manipulate other peoples emotion but its only emotions not mind control. Also in the cartoon she didnt just have music as power, in the wiki it says she can control sound waves and sonic pressure. That is far cooler then being an empath imo
girl, Stella literally risked her ass getting kicked out of Alfea just so Bloom could study with her. They barely knew each other, and yet Stella did it for Bloom cause she saw that the random earthling has a potential and seems like a cool girl.
Cartoon Stella looks like a stereotypical rich bitch, but she's nothing like it.
I honestly hated how the friendships developed because they were wayyy too quick and made no sense in the grand scheme of things. I also hope if there's a second season that they explore Aisha more because she clearly had something going on and Bloom dismissed it, and then it was never really mentioned again.
I have seen people elsewhere mention that this was probably low budget and they're waiting for season 2 confirmation to increase the number of episodes, and hopefully develop the characters a bit more as the whole season wouldn't be focused on Bloom looking for her past.
The characters not being like their cartoon selves also makes sense because otherwise there would be little to no character development and the whole thing would be stale. They clearly drew on the 'rich bitch' thing for inspiration on where to start Stella off as a character, she'll probably develop to be more bubbly after.
Honestly, I think feel for hardcore fans of Winx but I also think they are forgetting that that something like the cartoon wouldn't really work as a live action thing aimed at a more teenage audience. Plus, most of the episodes were basically structured around having a new fight and winning, sort of how Pokemon was basically structured around catching a new Pokemon each episode (at the start at least).
Gonna go ahead and voice the probably more unpopular opinion - I really hope they don't add anyone else into the main cast they have established. I know people want Flora and Tecna, but I think that leaving it as fairly simplistic elements and exploring what they can do with those works far better.
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I LOVE Alia Shawkat, I LOVE Search party and I LOVE that dory woke up at the end of the last episode even though it was a stupid gotcha moment, because it means they they might make more
I've been watching since the 1st season and I thought there was no way they could make even a good 2nd season but I have loved all 4 seasons so much. It's like the only show I legitimately find funny and doesn't make me cringe.
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I know people have been hardcore nostalgic during the pandemic and I randomly decided to rewatch Braceface and it still holds up pretty well. Especially for a 20 year old Canadian cartoon with a $10 budget.
I really like how it touched on some heavier subjects and openly talked about periods and acknowledged pads exist, underage drinking, eating disorders, older guys taking advantage of younger girls. The inflating bra episode is pretty… unfortunate now because of shit fetishists but I still relate to it’s message a lot even as an adult.
Alden and Sharon were cute together and I’m getting weirdly invested in their relationship
Sharon is annoying as fuck though, people say Tori from Victorious was annoying wait until they watch Brace face.she honestly almost ruined the entire show I almost stopped watching it because of her
Also Maria & Nina are my favorite characters
I was using tubi.tv until it stopped working and now I’m back on kisscartoon. >>124764
Kek I liked Sharon because I relate to her annoying scatterbrainedness. I think they’re good portrayals of teenager characters are they’re all kind of dumb and selfish to an extent but still trying to be good. Most of the main characters are pretty fleshed out imo.
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I'm finally watching Fleabag and god damn the church kiss scene was SO HOT, I just needed to post about it.
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Started "Carmen Sandiego" on Netflix just to watch something short and entertaining and I'm actually loving it. I never played the games but the series is so fun, it's a "kid shows" and each episode is simple but the whole story is very nice. So far I'm finishing S1 and I love that every episode happens in a different country and that they share a lot of cultural facts. It's like dora the explorer but for more grown-ups I'd say
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anyone else watching It's a sin?
Haven't yet but I'd like to.
I thought Olly Alexander gave up acting for singing badly on albums no one buys.
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I’m on season 2! I watched the first season, forgot about it, had no idea a third even came out, and was surprised to see the new 4th release on my netflix homescreen. I was looking at fanart and spoiled the ending for myself like a fucking idiot. At least I found a lot of cute VILE art. Cleo and Tigress are my favorite characters. Their attitudes are very shitty and very entertaining. Jules is great too. Generally I don’t find myself hating any of the characters, even the antagonists.
picrel by riodrawsstuff on tumblr if you want to see more fanart. It is absolutely full of spoilers though. https://riodrawsstuff.tumblr.com/
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The Expanse anons, how did you like the season finale?
I love all the setup this season did, raising the tension in the solar system, really curious where it all will go, will it be a full blown war? What's exactly that Martians know about protomolecule, and what happened to that ship at the end? Will Filip take over and become even worse and more cruel terrorist than his dad?
On the worse side, seems like they really wanted to get rid of the actor playing Alex, but it still doesn't excuse the way they handled what was essentially a major character death. There's literally one 2 seconds long shot of his dead body, short conversation between Amos, Holden and Naomi that is actually kinda humoristic almost because of Amos caring more about adding Clarissa to the party than Alex's death, information that his ex who pretty much hated him will deal with the funeral and that's it, forgotten. Really weird.
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I was waiting for Alex’s death
all season. It seems they were pretty deep into filming when news broke, and told him to pack his shit. Didn’t even include him promos and trailers. Kind of sucked that there was little to no reaction from Bobby and Amos you’re right. But it is a gross situation and they just wanted to move on asap, which I can appreciate. I imagine it must have been so fucking uncomfortable for Bobby’s actress… Let’s face it, statistically, every TV show is guaranteed at least one creep.
Holy shit I’m so fucking glad Camina Drummer lives. I was sure she was gonna die. The Marco simp BTFO kek all my homies hate her. Sad to see Drummer’s crew torn apart though, were they like some kind of polycule? Though I didn’t have time to emotionally bond with them. Where will she go now??? Marco will hunt her down to the edge of space.
Can we talk about Filip? I hate this mf, even though he sexy af. I know they’re gonna give him a redemption arc at some point (I’m not book reader) but man, all my sympathy went out the airlock already.
>wahhh mommy doesn’t love me
I really thought he was helping Naomi escape but they played it straight. Every time he looks like he’s scheming, he’s actually just brooding or confused? I’m salty lolOverall I like this season a lot. It was lovely to see the focus on Naomi. She said I’d rather space myself, twice, than stay with retarded scrotes, be it my babydaddy or my son. Metal af. For once James Holden is useless.
What the fuck was that ominous orange cloud? AaaaAA
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Tyrell's wife Joanna too, her death was one of those cheap shocks that had no repercussions.
After the final two episodes aired, the series felt flat to me. I still think the first season is pretty great though.
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Completed watching Raised by Wolves.
Ever watch a series that started off with a bomb premise and really good first episodes, but by mid-season the writing devolves into an annoying slow burn & the last few episodes of the season tend to be complete shit as if the writers ran out of ideas? The finale was like they had to create loose ends for the next season while packing away plot holes to never touch on again. The last few episodes are written pretty badly in my opinion.
Also the show had this really bad habit of building up tension in scenes only to go nowhere with it.
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Today I got a clip from a speech on my front page of youtube by Michaela Cole and it made me wanna watch Chewing Gum, one of her most acclaimed tv shows, I finished it all today since it's short and I can't only describe it in one word "scroteish", in that video, she seemed like a nice reasonable woman and I looked forward something she wrote, produced, and acted in even but man was I disappointed, everything about it was bad and genuinely felt like it was written by a man.
The excessive BDSM reference, too many "comedic" sex scenes, sex jokes everywhere, porn, insect, beastiality, race fetishization, barely legal sex… the list goes on, and none of it is funny or tackles any issues, it's just there for novelty I assume but every episode has a sex scene, it's only 24 minutes and they still put a sex scene every other minute.
The acting is over the top and annoying, I hated all the character, the dynamic is shit, everyone is just doing favours for MC and it feels like a bad self-insert, MC has no goal but to lose her virginity for the whole show and that's all the show is about, I thought there would be more but no, it's just that, her relationship with her mother and sister don't improve that much and are just surface level and no character developed ever except for Roland he becomes a cartoon villain but you don't even get a satisfying end it just leaves you hanging, Candice and Aaron break go through different arguments and none of them gets solved and they just move on until they break up out of the blue in the last episode, all the characters are badly written and their plots seem to take a different direction then stop there and go back to supporting MC.
the fits and the makeup are awful, the cinematography is terrible, and gives you no satisfaction.
The whole show is bad not in a low culture type of way where it's entertaining to watch developed because this show goes NOWHERE not even the jokes have a punchline half of the time, it's just bad bad.
2/10 I wasted my fucking time.
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Holy shit farmers, y'all need to watch Tokyo Girl on Amazon Prime. I spotted it while browsing and went into it knowing nothing. Ended up so blown away by this gem. The show follows the life of a small town girl starting in her teens then follows her life all the way into her 40s as she chases her dreams of moving to Tokyo, having a successful career, finding love and starting a family ("having it all"). It was so insanely relatable. The way she finds little moments of happiness in the midst of a hectic life, the big wins, the crushing letdowns, the failed relationships, the unexpected friendships, the setbacks and sense of hope as she picks herself up again. The way no one was 100% good or evil, they're all just people trying to lead fulfilling lives. You really get a sense of how she matures as a person and yet how even those at the top of their game struggle in their own ways. I almost never cry over media but I cried near the end. It was such a breath of fresh air amid so many shows filled with melodrama, inane dialogue and meaningless arcs. It really felt true to a lot of women's realities and I binge watched it all in one sitting. Highly recommend.
I absolutely loved Chewing Gum. I found it funny, enjoyable, relatable, and not scrote-ish at all, at least unintentionally. If anything, that factor would be due to the main character’s inability to “catch up” to her own ideas of maturity and sexiness built upon her own over sexualization and a sense of gravure she’d either access from men or from women who weren’t ~like her~. I think she was supposed to have the maturity of a teenager. It’s one of those shows that is better the closer it is to its audience imo. I went away from it enjoying the ending. I thought the character growths were fine even if they weren’t massive, especially for the sister. I liked both Chewing Gum and Fleabag, but I prefer Chewing Gum. I think overall it was a better written show. Maybe you’ve never had cringe 1st generation virgin loser era when you were younger but I find that concept more understandable than an absolute fleabag adulterous manipulator era in your adult years.
You might like My Mad Fat Diary. Similar girl in social trouble with a young and immature cast, sexual “awakening” storylines etc. iirc both shows aired on Channel 4.
You might like Dr. Foster or Killing Eve even though they aren’t remotely in the same categories.
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So I've been recently watching the "The New Legend's of Monkey" on Netflix, I both sorta love and hate this show
Its an New Zealand produced adaption of the Chinese epic journey to the west, and the actors are diverse cast of either New Zealanders, Australians, Americans and British who most of the time are doing random inconsistent accents for whatever reason, the costumes are also interesting just a combination of whatever fantasy medieval European or Asian aesthetics
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This show is so fucking retarded. I watched the first episodes twice trying to convince myself it was just a bad run the first time. In the show’s defense, I like Journey To The West but have never seen a good screen adaption of any it its elements. The source material doesn’t translate nicely to screen and especially so if the CGI isn’t higher quality. So the showrunner isn’t fully to blame for being obscenely bad.
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It’s second from the left. Monkey king is just about always played by an at least sort of in-the-right-lighting handsome guy, he’s supposed to be charming and charismatic. The headband will also usually point to which actor is portraying him.
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Just read that Elizabeth Debicki is going to play Diana for the final seasons of the Crown, I feel like it's going to be a good performance. They consistently hit the mark with their casting choices
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What kind of shitshow is "The Queen's Gambit" and why the fuck everyone creamed themselves over it.
The plot had so much fucking potential, I'm so mad, I want to FUCKING EXPLODE.
Why is the protagonist always nude or half-naked. Why did she become so "girly-girly uwu feminine fashionista" when she started to earn money, all because "mean girls :((" in her class bullied her for not wearing cute dresses?????????????? WHAT the F? Are we really playing those tropes in 2021?? Really????
AND OF course instead of portraying her as a strong woman who doesn't need dresses or makeup to be of value, nooooooooo, she plays along and the very first thing she buys with her own money is a chess board… and a dress ;)) you know, so you, the viewer, REMEMBER she is "A WOMAN GUYS!!!!!11!!!1!".
What kind of aseop was that? What in the actual shit. No commentary on the way society forces you to be feminine, no commentary ON ANYTHING.
And of cooourse, they had to put a scene with one of the "mean girls" being an unhappy wife, sob sob, oh no, mean girl got what she deserved, now she's pregnant and stuck with her (probably) incompetent husband, compared to stunning protagonist who seems to be attracted to every other male on the cast GOD KNOWS WHY and has sex on a daily basis uwu. Is she a nymphomaniac?? We'll never know!
I'm so mad. I hate male directors, I hate them so fucking much. They ruin everything.
And I know a lot of anons on this thread loved the show, but honestly, it could have been SO. MUCH. BETTER. Oh, god…
I'm not a fan of the show either but:
she's buying chess board because she obviously doesn't have one. Dress - because they were dressing her like a litlle girl, and maybe it's not a big deal, but for a young lady with complexes it means a lot I guess.
>for a young lady with complexes it means a lot I guess.
Yeah, I get what you mean but, the thing is, the show never explicitly or even implicitly says this. If I remember correctly, the scene where she buys that dress has upbeat/"hopeful" (?) music, and is not played as something she is being conditioned to do, but as a GLOW UP
. I didn't get the impression EVER that she was being forced to be feminine or like the dress, you know? Once she gets her first period she becomes this… kind of sexual goddess that seems to be a fashionista out of nowhere and also fucks guys over 30 when she's still 17
. The character does a complete 360 turn from her childhood-self and the show DOESN'T EXPLORE THAT.
And btw, that's another thing that bothers me, her age and how she's portrayed regardless of it. That, and all the adult males saying she has "become a woman" just because she's wearing "trendy outfits". She's fucking 17. Se-ven-teen. Good god, fucking creeps. I hate male-gaze.>>132619>>132609
thank u anons, I thought I was going to get roasted (?) for my post, I'm glad I'm not the only one that saw how shitty it is.
The character was never shown to be interested in clothes until she started being bullied by "feminine mean girls that hate nerds" at school. I think that tells something, but the show glosses over it and plays her interest in fashion as something she was supposed to develop eventually.
I get a lot of people liked the fashion, and no hard feelings but… this show was about chess, not clothes. Can you imagine a movie about a chess grand-master focusing on the male protagonist trying on different suits and how trendy he is? Yeah, no.
I agree with you anon, i really like fashion and the outfits in the series are very pretty but it's kinda weird how they never really explored her interested in fashion? Like i dont mind that she has a different interest then just chess lol but like you said it was really glossed over.
I did stop watching the series early because when the mom died it was very obvious for me that it would happen and i didnt feel anything because we barely know her, i wish we got more scenes with her mom and her bonding. But i didnt care at all when she died. And this was when i also realised i didnt even know anything of her chess "friends" because we also barely see them so i just stopped watching the serie because it became boring to me
Eh, I know there's sexism in women being expected to dress a certain way and that an interest in clothes is stereotyped as girly, so I get your point. But buying lots of clothes as you get older and start earning money is a really normal thing to do, I don't think it needed any particular narrative justification or focus. It just felt like a relatable personality trait in an otherwise totally unrelatable character, I never questioned her reasoning because I did the same thing when I was younger and although you say it was glossed over, to me it was just showing rather than telling.
>Can you imagine a movie about a chess grand-master focusing on the male protagonist trying on different suits and how trendy he is?
I would love to see that. But honestly it's not really an outlandish idea, men really like suits and shows like Peaky Blinders and Mad Men are popular for the male fashion.
>>132603>stunning protagonist who seems to be attracted to every other male on the cast GOD KNOWS WHY and has sex on a daily basis uwu
What? She was barely interested in sex. Did we watch the same show?
There was a reverse harem anime vibe having every male worship the ground she walked but she wasn't really that interested in them.
I think it's a little problematic
to criticize a woman - or a character - for the choice of being feminine. Is the only well written female character the one who is not feminine? Why?
Personally I saw her interest in fashion and consumerism in general as a sign of becoming her own person, after being denied that in the orphanage. As a kid she had that outfit (i dont remember if it was a dress or sweater?) that was unique to her and later she wanted to reclaim that. In my opinion if it was a story of a woman in a man's world who doesn't want to be feminine and then becomes succesful it would make for a far less interesting and valuable character arc, as she would be just another NLOG that had to be "just like the guys" to be a succesful chess player.
Nta but male protagonist trying on suits would make as much sense to me, especially if story was focused on him trying to fit into weird chess environment, where he wouldn't belong for some reasons (he still wouldn't be as "alien" as young lady tho).
It would surely be fresh look on men being stupid about little things, too
I'm two episodes away from finishing it and tbh I wish I read the thread before watching it.
S1 was amazing but you can fit in just so many damn plot twists and shit before it gets lame. No wonder it got cancelled, how the hell would they have kept up with so many timelines and stuff.
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Heard so much good about The Bold Type on netflix, tried it out, it's SO BAD. Almost Emily in Paris level bad. Completely not realistic, characters are boring and cliche, why are people enjoying this? Does it get better later on?
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is twin peaks worth investment of time? I'm about to start episode 3 and am enjoying it so far but I also read there are a lot of plot points that go absolutely nowhere and that overall the show is overrated, how it is only as popular as it is since at the time there had never been a show quite like it.
Twin Peaks is my favourite show, I don’t think it’s overrated. If nothing else, I think it’s underrated in the sense that people don’t usually understand the “main point” of the series, since Lynch loves to be cryptic. There is a lot to unpack about it, and it may take hours and hours to discuss everything. I totally recommend it, watch it in order and enjoy it.
I like even the second part of season 2 which is kinda lame lol
This is going to sound annoying but Twin Peaks is about the mood and your own experience more than the plot. Things go to hell quality-wise in the middle of the second season but David Lynch returns and wraps it up in one of the best tv finales ever IMO. Even the low point is kind of fun in a "how did this show turn into this
Unfortunately The Return (the Showtime third season) often felt like pointless pandering to me but others like it a lot.
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I started The Falcon and the Winter Soldier show. First episode kind of sucked, looked like it was written by 10 year old, but maybe it's just because it's first episode so I won't give up on it yet.
Also, people hate him so much I'm almost his fan now kek
I also watched Twin Peaks blind a couple years back and had the same reaction. The dialogue is so hilarious sometimes. It's quite the charming show, so I hope you continue to enjoy it!
For the other Twin Peaks anons further up ITT, if you're still around, how did you manage to make it through the movie and the "25 years later" reboot? I was really disappointed with and honestly disgusted by the tone shift. Suddenly there was so much nudity and needless sex. I know that the brothel is a major plot point of the original show, but even those uncomfortable scenes were 1000x more tolerable than 90% of Fire Walk With Me. Plus, I hated that in the first episode of season 3, all the female characters are either dead, naked, or both.
I gave up on seasons 3 because of that. Does it get better? Is it worth it?
Fire Walk With Me was controversial, but imho the dark tone was fitting. It is, after all, a story of Laura Palmer's unbearably shitty life with a rapist daddy
Of course YMMV if the portrayal of that was tasteful enough or not.
In my opinion it's absolutely worth it to stick it with the 3rd season. I did love it almost from the start, so yeah… Wait with dropping the series at least until episode 7-8, or maybe even 10 (disclaimer: I don't remember what's in most of those episodes, I just think it should give you a better estimate of the series as a whole). There will still be some sex scenes, but not that many. There's also quite a lot of interesting female characters. The old TP quirky humor also comes back
I cannot promise that you will love it, but I think it's worth giving it a chance.
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I just finished. I loved it! I will now bully every farmer on here dissing Elle Fanning.
Catherine may be empress of Russia but Elizabeth is empress of short dresses and giving zero fucks, well, figuratively. >>121344
He was sooo annoying, what an insecure manlet. I almost hate him more than Grigor and Georgie. Leo dying for her is the least he could do