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Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #465 on: May 03, 2024, 08:29:41 pm »
Shōgun - Utterly phenomenal production and one that isn't afraid to be deliberate and mature in its storytelling. Doesn't feel the need to be tongue-in-cheek at any point, which is very refreshing to see in a modern, big budget, prestige, TV production.


Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #466 on: May 05, 2024, 06:09:02 am »
Unfrosted was a pretty fun movie. Seems like it's getting crapped on and it also seems like it has less to do with the movie and more to do with something Jerry said on the promo tour. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

dhaabi

Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #467 on: May 05, 2024, 11:52:25 am »
Unfrosted was a pretty fun movie. Seems like it's getting crapped on and it also seems like it has less to do with the movie and more to do with something Jerry said on the promo tour. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

For reference, below is the aforementioned quote from Jerry Seinfeld:

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Nothing really affects comedy. People always need it. They need it so badly and they don’t get it,” Seinfeld said. “It used to be, you would go home at the end of the day, most people would go, ‘Oh, “Cheers” is on. Oh, “MASH” is on. Oh, “Mary Tyler Moore” is on. “All in the Family” is on.’ You just expected, ‘There’ll be some funny stuff we can watch on TV tonight.’ Well, guess what—where is it? This is the result of the extreme left and P.C. crap, and people worrying so much about offending other people.

Both before and after reading part of Seinfeld's recent interview, I've not been interested in his latest movie Unfrosted. Generally, I'm not drawn to comedy films, and I wouldn't find it controversial to say it's the most subjective and divisive film genre within itself due to varying tastes. With that said, Seinfeld's quote regards network television, not film.

To me, Seinfeld's stance is very much a "back in my day" point-of-view from the 70-year-old man that he is. Hearing something like this from him specifically isn't surprising given he has a history of opposing beliefs to popular social attitudes for a number of years, which, again, shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that a billionaire is out-of-touch with society. Despite Seinfeld's opinion, co-creator to Seinfeld Larry David is one (but perhaps the most direct) example of an antithesis to such claims, given how popular Curb Your Enthusiasm is despite its controversial scenario writing.

Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #468 on: May 06, 2024, 10:16:02 pm »
Unfrosted was a pretty fun movie. Seems like it's getting crapped on and it also seems like it has less to do with the movie and more to do with something Jerry said on the promo tour. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

For reference, below is the aforementioned quote from Jerry Seinfeld:

Quote
Nothing really affects comedy. People always need it. They need it so badly and they don’t get it,” Seinfeld said. “It used to be, you would go home at the end of the day, most people would go, ‘Oh, “Cheers” is on. Oh, “MASH” is on. Oh, “Mary Tyler Moore” is on. “All in the Family” is on.’ You just expected, ‘There’ll be some funny stuff we can watch on TV tonight.’ Well, guess what—where is it? This is the result of the extreme left and P.C. crap, and people worrying so much about offending other people.

Both before and after reading part of Seinfeld's recent interview, I've not been interested in his latest movie Unfrosted. Generally, I'm not drawn to comedy films, and I wouldn't find it controversial to say it's the most subjective and divisive film genre within itself due to varying tastes. With that said, Seinfeld's quote regards network television, not film.

To me, Seinfeld's stance is very much a "back in my day" point-of-view from the 70-year-old man that he is. Hearing something like this from him specifically isn't surprising given he has a history of opposing beliefs to popular social attitudes for a number of years, which, again, shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that a billionaire is out-of-touch with society. Despite Seinfeld's opinion, co-creator to Seinfeld Larry David is one (but perhaps the most direct) example of an antithesis to such claims, given how popular Curb Your Enthusiasm is despite its controversial scenario writing.

I noticed I posted this in the wrong thread since this is a movie and not a show. I guess I saw Netflix and didn't think.

I'm saying the negative reaction to the last part of the quote led to people crapping on the movie more than the movie's quality itself. Other factors may include Jerry and Amy Schumer being very pro-Israel when it isn't the popular choice amongst young people. It's also not the best defense using Curb and the other one I've seen used elsewhere It's Always Sunny since Curb started in 1999 and Sunny in 2005. Those shows are grandfathered in now. Not to mention Sunny has had multiple episodes removed from streaming for being offensive. Searching "seinfeld" on Reddit yields many unflattering results and a quick look at the Letterboxd reviews for Unfrosted shows many are completely off-topic.

dhaabi

Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #469 on: May 07, 2024, 10:25:09 am »
Unfrosted was a pretty fun movie. Seems like it's getting crapped on and it also seems like it has less to do with the movie and more to do with something Jerry said on the promo tour. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

For reference, below is the aforementioned quote from Jerry Seinfeld:

Quote
Nothing really affects comedy. People always need it. They need it so badly and they don’t get it,” Seinfeld said. “It used to be, you would go home at the end of the day, most people would go, ‘Oh, “Cheers” is on. Oh, “MASH” is on. Oh, “Mary Tyler Moore” is on. “All in the Family” is on.’ You just expected, ‘There’ll be some funny stuff we can watch on TV tonight.’ Well, guess what—where is it? This is the result of the extreme left and P.C. crap, and people worrying so much about offending other people.

To me, Seinfeld's stance is very much a "back in my day" point-of-view from the 70-year-old man that he is. Hearing something like this from him specifically isn't surprising given he has a history of opposing beliefs to popular social attitudes for a number of years, which, again, shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that a billionaire is out-of-touch with society. Despite Seinfeld's opinion, co-creator to Seinfeld Larry David is one (but perhaps the most direct) example of an antithesis to such claims, given how popular Curb Your Enthusiasm is despite its controversial scenario writing.

I'm saying the negative reaction to the last part of the quote led to people crapping on the movie more than the movie's quality itself. Other factors may include Jerry and Amy Schumer being very pro-Israel when it isn't the popular choice amongst young people. It's also not the best defense using Curb and the other one I've seen used elsewhere It's Always Sunny since Curb started in 1999 and Sunny in 2005. Those shows are grandfathered in now. Not to mention Sunny has had multiple episodes removed from streaming for being offensive. Searching "seinfeld" on Reddit yields many unflattering results and a quick look at the Letterboxd reviews for Unfrosted shows many are completely off-topic.

There are arguments both for mentioning Curb Your Enthusiasm or any other example and not, but that's ultimately besides the point because there won't ever be an objective answer on the matter.

You're bound to run into this scenario with any work of art across all mediums these days for two reasons: the first being because everybody from the general public to celebrities has an online voice and the second being people are often unable to remove an artist from their art (which is fine.) But, if someone's unable to separate art from artist, then they shouldn't be reviewing the work in question on a critical level or in ways which go beyond the art itself.

However, what I am not suggesting is that it's wrong for the public to choose to not support or interact with an artist's work for whatever reason. But, actually reviewing that work is another issue, as that sort of action should be done as unbiased as possible. You'll seldom find that approach on a general level, though. When this sort of reviewing bombing (or suggested reviewing bombing) occurs, then the best way to gain such an unbiased consensus is to return to its discourse at a later time, once whatever was being reacted to has long past and has been forgotten.

Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #470 on: May 10, 2024, 03:10:13 am »
Caught up to Invincible with the rest of Season 2, and it's such a solid show.  I loved how they re-did the convention scene to work with animation compared to the comic scene I saw, it's a quality gag.  While it still has all the edgy violence going on, just as much as before, I'm glad the show continues to have good story with its characters, the few different plot lines happening all being very interesting so it never feels like you are waiting for them to move on past a storyline to get back to what Mark is doing.  Speaking of, Steven Yuen does such an amazing job towards the end of the season, when it all comes loose for Mark.  Can't wait for next season and thankfully it won't take as long for Season 3.

alligo

Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #471 on: May 14, 2024, 12:00:21 pm »
I've been wanting to start for a while, but I finally got started The Office (US) a few weeks ago and just finished today.
I really liked and laughed until season 7, then it was just a descent into hell because of the departure of a certain person. I think the series should have ended there.

The last two seasons don't make much sense, we feel that the writers and producers no longer knew which direction to take for the series.
I didn't like the new characters, I found them boring and flat. They also ruined Andy's character. Not only is he not cut out to be a manager, but they completely changed his character.
It's completely ridiculous to have done everything to recover Erin back only to end their relationship a few episodes later. Her relationship with Pete has no credibility, just like the delirium with Bryan and Pam.

Cathy is useless except to heat Jim and be a green plant.
There's a parade of new useless characters, it's really weird what they've done with these last two seasons. There are a few funny moments but not as many as the first ones, even if it was starting to run out of steam a little before. Fortunately, the last 3 episodes of S9 save everything a little.
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Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #472 on: May 19, 2024, 04:10:50 pm »
Finally finished 12 Monkeys.  It's a show that I enjoyed, but always put plot above character development.  It was constantly ping ponging character motivations to keep its convoluted story beats.  It reset itself so many times tgat you could skip entire chunks of seasons and not be lost because every "mystery" that had come up was pointless or rendered redundant by the next one.

John Mulaney's Everybody's in LA was an interesting experiment in live talk show broadcasting, and while it had some really great bits and guests throughout, it was a touch too chaotic overall, with each episode being overstuffed with 1 or 2 too many guests.  Each episode was themed, so I'd recommend checking out any one that might interest you, or has a guest you like, but there's not too much of a reason watch the whole thing.

Knuckles - There are a lot of really fun moments in this, and Idris Elba is surprisingly game for all the ridiculous crap they have him say, but there is no reason for this to be a 6-hour mini-series. If it were a 1.5 hour movie it would be all the better for it.

After 3.5 years of watching it off and on, I am finished with Murder, She Wrote.  I think they must have known the writing was on the wall, also season 12 feels a little more experimental than the last several, and seems to have fewer high profile guest stats.  Remarkably consistently through the three distinct eras (first 5 seasons, the bookend seasons, then the final 5 seasons) you could put on pretty much any episode and know exactly what to expect and have a fine time.

X-Men '97 - I think people have way too much nostalgia for how good the original is, but this is more along the lines of how people remember it rather than how it was.  It has updated and matured with the times, while still feeling like the original series.  There were several moments that I couldn't believe the show was willing to go that far.

Star Trek: Discovery died as it lived - squandering immense potential.   Gorgeous visuals, some decent characters, shallow writing.
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Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #473 on: June 06, 2024, 02:04:49 am »
Star Wars: Acolyte (Episode 1 and 2) - I don't normally watch shows in progress as much these days, I've been waiting for stuff to finish and then I binge it, and I haven't even really seen anything trailer or character wise with this one, which I don't get to do often.  Haven't even watched Ahsoka yet.  I was slightly more curious about this one being set in a very different era for the tv shows/movies, something like a 100 years or so before the Prequels I believe.

The first two episodes are okay...I saw one or two people say that it sorta feels like the Jedi come across like cosplay, and I don't really disagree, but I'm not sure why.  I think some of that is the High Republic era clothing, it's all very light visually.  Some of it feels like lighting and how the shots are handled, it's just stylistically kinda flat.  One character has a cool look, gives me like a light armored version of a samurai.

I've seen some pissy comments about the show from the previews, of which I hate online discourse these days, it makes fandom stuff even worse than it usually is, where there were complaints about a lot of hand to hand combat for what are force user fights, but I think it works well, not every Jedi fight needs to be leaping about and clashing sabers.  There's also seemingly story implications for it, not too mention with combining force powers, it creates like a justification for the combat coming across like "Wire Fu".  I don't think it's particularly great choreography, much the rest of the show, it's abit flat, it's functional, not bad, but we've seen so much better and harder hitting action these days, I feel like shows and movies, especially big properties, should really try to do better.

So yeah, it's just...okay.  Nothing is standing out a ton.  I'd probably say I like it more than Obi-Wan so far, I didn't really care too much about that one, but we'll see how the rest of the show goes.  Like before, I'm slightly more curious about this one just because it is a different setting and there are new things they can do with it hopefully.

*EDIT* Oh, the one Master in it is the guy from Squid Games, I have no idea why I didn't recognize him, he's probably the best character in the show so far lol

*EDIT* Completely random note, but this show is one of the very few instances where Star Wars has proper space suits.  I thought it was a first for the movies/shows, but apparently Ahsoka had one for her, and there was another kinda oddly designed one in the CG cartoon for Ahsoka, but it was kinda interesting to think that for a series so focused on space, space suits are almost nonexistent, like the rebel pilots all pilot their ships in what amount to stand pilot gear, so they can't ever eject from their ships and maybe get saved.
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Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #474 on: June 06, 2024, 05:32:01 pm »
Monsters at Work season two (released three years after the first season) is quite a step up from the first. Terrible release though and seems like a third season is now unlikely. It's a Disney+ show that for some reason released on Disney Channel first with very little promotion.

Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
« Reply #475 on: June 09, 2024, 01:06:01 pm »
Secret Invasion - Not nearly as bad as most reviews would make it seem.  There's some really good performances in here, but not nearly enough story, and what story there is does not really work in the wider context of the MCU.  Plus there's no reasilon that this should have cost over $200 million.

The second season of Loki is way better than the first.  More consistent, more fun storylines, better side characters.  I thought the first season was just fine, but this was great.
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