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Utopia Talk / Movie Talk / *Talk about random TV Shows* Part VIII
Cherub Cow
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Thu May 17 19:47:53
Life is ultimately meaningless! Watch TV to wash away the feelings of your own insignificance in the universe :D/
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu May 17 20:14:18
@"Lucifer" S3E23: "Quin8hetessential Decker"

*Really* good one. Lucifer finally admits his feelings to Chloe, and he tells her that he's legit the devil, and she's like, "Not to me" ♥:) .. of course, in the plot this means that she accepted his declaration as a metaphor, not as a statement of legit fact.. but this was more about him realizing that Chloe has chosen him from the beginning and she realizing that Lucifer is messed up but ultimately wants her.. so now it's okay for them to free themselves in a Walpurgis Night ;)

Charlotte Richards also had her final (probably) scene on the show, and even though it was maybe not a great sell for the show to say that she had reformed to a great enough extent to earn "Heaven", her scenes with Amenadiel and then with Dan were well done — heartbroken reactions. Amenadiel getting his wings back and flying away with Charlotte's soul-body was also interesting.. mostly because it leaves Lucifer and Amenadiel with more questions about their personal actions causing their situations versus some "divine plan" manipulating them. If Amenadiel is supposed to replace Lucifer as ruler of Hell, then it's not surprising that it was *Amenadiel* who realized that gaining or losing wings was about personal conscience — not outer judgment — because this goes with the Milton Satan's line that "The mind is its own place". It's a fun game that this story is playing: being quietly anti-religious while working within a universe where deities and superstitions have ground.

The new episode is also out, but I might not have time to watch until Caturday :'(
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Thu May 17 20:37:59
"Life is ultimately meaningless! Watch TV to wash away the feelings of your own insignificance in the universe :D/"


Infinite omnipotent hyperbeing lovingly screaming "YOU'RE VALID", its song echoed across every structural detail of the universe—you, an insignificant mote adrift in some galactic tide shouting back "YES, OKAY, WHAT ELSE?"

http://twitter.com/ctrlcreep/status/989238543875825670
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat May 19 21:00:27
Is that just a rando on Twitter? :p

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*[Quintessential] Decker

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@"Lucifer" S3E24: "A Devil of My Word"

Season finale! Very cool episode :D
Looks like Lucifer's choice to kill made him into a monster again, and Chloe [apparently] has seen the veil lifted. I'd expect that next season the writers would walk back this progress via Chloe rationalizing her experiences as some kind of trauma residuals, but the song lyrics as the episode end were "the beginning of the end" (song by Klergy and Valerie Broussard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfXnoEFbVrU ), which makes it seem like the show is prepared to close the story next season rather than stretch things further for profit (and of course — more simply — in the main plot it makes sense that Chloe finally learning the truth would precipitate closure). Hopefully season 4 will start with her piecing together Lucifer's previous statements in light of the truth (kind of like Hank reevaluating Walt in Breaking Bad), and then through the season maybe she'll try to bring Lucifer down (because he's legit the devil) only to realize that Lucifer can choose (and has chosen) to be good. Could be more interesting than that, though, because the writing on this show has been great — maybe not shocking if they've been pulling from the already-written comics.. which I'll probably read after the show finishes..

Speculation aside: cool moments in this one! :D The wing effects have been well done. In particular, Lucifer's protective barrier and Lucifer walking back into the room with his wings outstretched and bloody.. awesome that a semi-popular TV show can do effects like this. Weirdly that barrier scene was less emotional than Maz and Linda's apology conversation. Their friendship drama had not been too interesting, but it finally came together with their apologies.

So.. no more Lucifer for a while :(
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue May 29 23:18:51
Fuck! Apparently Fox cancelled Lucifer on May 11th. :( .. Sadly accurate, I posted this on May 6th: "Lucifer has been funny since its return. It's definitely my new "Quick Draw" or "Don't Trust the B— in Apt 23", which means that it will probably be cancelled very soon ;D"

I only found out today because Hulu uploaded 2 new episodes, but they had zero continuity with season 3's ending so I had to look up why that was. Apparently they were "case of the week" episodes meant for season 3, but they were re-edited for season 4, then released yesterday because of the cancellation. A similar thing happened with "Apt 23": out-of-order episodes were released after the cancellation.

... arg... I was hoping that they could finish the show with a season 4. Apparently the writers left season 3 with that cliffhanger so that there would be social media outrage about the cancellation — which did happen to some degree... so it's at least *possible* that another network will pick up the show. Maybe it'll get the "Community" season 6 treatment where they'll get funding and have a chance to finish the continuity with one last season. I'm doubtful that that'll happen only because "Community" had a dedicated following with a large online presence while "Lucifer" peeps have been much less apparent (to me at least).

Bleh. Anyhow.. Lucifer, X-Files, SVU, and Designated Survivor have all finished for the season (or, "as above, so below": indefinitely, in Lucifer's case), so finally/reluctantly I may check out the new season of "Fear the Walking Dead". Amazon streams "The Expanse", so I may watch that too. And btw, "The Orville" turned out to be really good (it's kind of like having more TNG episodes but with extra joking). That won't return with a second season until December. /wrists
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jun 16 18:14:29
Yay! Lucifer was picked up by Netflix. Now the writers have to follow through with their season 3 finale decision :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Jul 19 03:47:28
I've started watching old "Nathan for You" episodes, and 2013's S1E5 ("Haunted House / The Hunk") is a great combination of super uncomfortable and really hilarious moments XD
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Thu Jul 19 17:26:32
if you ever run out of shows to watch,try:

the almighty johnsons

The Almighty Johnsons is a new South Pacific Pictures comedy-drama series about four brothers, raised in heartland New Zealand, who also happen to be the living incarnations of Norse Gods. ...

Creators: James Griffin, Rachel Lang

Stars: Emmett Skilton, Timothy Balme, Dean O'Gorman
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utopia

After a group of people, who meet online, discover a bizarre graphic novel which seems to hold mysterious answers, they find themselves being tracked down by a merciless organization known merely as 'The Network'.

Creator: Dennis Kelly

Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Neil Maskell
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life

A former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years.

Creator: Rand Ravich

Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Adam Arkin
Pillz
Member
Thu Jul 19 19:17:09
Kim's Convenience is a solid sitcom.

Their portrayal of Asian church is fairly spot on.
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 23 02:46:24
The Korean slurping was funny in the trailer :D

"The Almighty Johnsons" looks pretty seriously low-budget/low-direction .. things like hearing their foot steps on a quiet set while they're exchanging dialogue :D
(trailer of that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd80D347iSI ).. but "Utopia" looks pretty cool ( trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJnN3WMwDsk ).. and "Life" seems low budget but interesting.. looks like it's why they poached Damian Lewis for "Homeland" (basically the same character).. which reminds me that I need to watch the new (2018) season of Homeland :p

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I'm up to S2E2 of "Nathan for You" (""Souvenir Shop / ELAIFF") — it got almost as awkward as "The Hunk" episode (where he creates a fake dating show) :D .. in this one he convinces a crowd of people that Johnny Depp is making a movie, and he very uncomfortably has an extra meet a fake Johnny Depp in his trailer. Have to wonder how often he breaks character and reveals the game.. they must edit around it a lot :)

Short TV shows have been attractive lately. Before "Nathan for You" and Eric Andre I watched "Mr. Pickles", which was an Adult Swim 10-minute episode cartoon about a Satanic dog who seems to act like a vigilante or a slasher film's killer. Lots of fun stuff in that show :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Jul 25 14:11:04
"Nathan for You" update:
In S3E1 he tries to manipulate Best Buy's price match by getting an electronics store to set the price of a premium TV to $1 so that the store can have people go to Best Buy and buy TVs at $1, but Best Buy doesn't honor the price match so Nathan tries to start a class action law suit... but he needs a Best Buy insider/whistleblower, so he goes on a date with a Best Buy worker and tries to get her to admit that Best Buy doesn't honor the price match. The fun part: Nathan says he works at Hot Topic and that they don't always honor their price match policy (to coax her into talking about Best Buy), and she repeats the same thing about Best Buy... but! after the credits of the episode they show a clip of him mentioning that Hot Topic gets a 40% employee discount (absurd), and she says that Best Buy gets the same XD .... so she only made the price match and discount comments to be cool on the date :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Aug 03 01:19:12
"Nathan for You" update:
Almost done with the available episodes, so this'll probably be the last update for this show :p ...
There's a really funny part in S4E7 where Nathan has his assistant try to flirt with a random girl (Maria) that they've gotten to come to the studio for an interview. The assistant is pretending to be a make-up artist whom Maria needs to sit for, but he has no clue what he's doing, so he just powders her face for 5 minutes and then puts her lipstick on really really horribly. She doesn't have a chance to look in a mirror after this, so she does the interview with lipstick smears all around her mouth :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Aug 06 00:27:24
Okay, the "Nathan for You" season 4 finale was amazing.

One of the recurring guests has been a really bad Bill Gates impersonator, and he had apparently been visiting Nathan's office a lot which got Nathan involved in Bill's search for his long lost love (Francis). The search takes them to Arkansas, and there's a ridiculous[ly funny] switch where Nathan tries to book an escort for Bill to see how he'd act with a woman, but Bill declines the meet so Nathan ends up going on a date with the escort... and then several more dates ... followed by a super awkward date where they meet in a hotel room and kiss for a few minutes with all lips no tongue — like Nathan's experience stopped as a preteen or something :D ... that might have been the most awkward moment of the entire show. "The Hunk" was a close second, but this episode I had to pause during that scene and take a break because it was so awkward — really great stuff :D :D

The ending was also really beautiful (( SPOILER ahead )). Bill has an awakening moment where he realizes that as important as Francis had been in his mind (years and years of regret and speculation), Francis had moved on... It was pretty heart-breaking to see him realize that he was just someone's memory. Then it gets even more emotional when Nathan has a closing voice-over that includes him trying to understand what Bill's regrets can mean for the future.. and he meets the escort again :p

Have to wonder about the possibility of another season. This episode had a lot of closure, so it wouldn't be surprising if this was it. Then again, the show seems to give him a lot of freedom and Comedy Central apparently likes it, so if he intends to keep working in comedy (likely), then why not keep the show going?

I might start Westworld now...
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Tue Sep 25 09:19:40
new magnum pi, not good.
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 11 01:17:30
New season of South Park has started and has been funny so far :D
"Dead Kids" made fun of how school shootings don't matter anymore, "A Boy and Priest" made fun of how priests have been ruined by pedophilia charges, and "The Problem with a Poo" made fun of PC kids driving edgy or non-PC content away from the public eye. Good ending joke for episode 3 :D

"It Always Sunny in Philadelphia" started their season 13 — up to episode 5. Not sure where to watch it legit.. FX still only lets people watch via cable providers, and cable is going extinct.. so... torrent.
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 11 01:21:34
Oops! Posted too soon: Hulu doesn't have the new season of Philly, but iTunes and Amazon carry it and will do the usual thing of releasing new episodes the morning after they air.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Oct 14 00:16:07
Sunny in Philly season 13 seriously worried me with episode 1 (they spent all but the last few minutes pretending that Mindy Kaling was going to replace Dennis), but it's turned into a good season. Episode 5 ("The Gang Gets New Wheels") was especially funny — very unexpected ending :D :D
Pillz
Member
Thu Apr 25 06:49:24
Punisher season 2 was okay.
Gun gale online sucked.
SAO Alicization sucks.

I wish 24 were on Netflix. Might start designated survivor
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri May 17 19:57:43
I stopped keeping up with Designated Survivor when Hulu lost the rights to it. Netflix has it now...

Netflix also just released the new season of Lucifer on May 8, 2019! :D
They did the Netflix method of releasing the *entire* season all at once, so that's cool. With "Happy!" also being on Netflix, I may have to add their streaming plan... I could easily burn all my free time this summer if I'm not careful ;p
Pillz
Member
Sat May 18 07:43:07
Lucifer has always been kinda meh. I missed season 3 but that didn't seem to matter at all. 4 was OK. Show still suffers from dectetive decker being unlikable and the story being... I don't even know what to call it. It's a mess.
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Jun 05 03:40:31
"Show still suffers from dectetive decker being unlikable and the story being... I don't even know what to call it. It's a mess."

Yeah, Lauren German ("Detective Decker") is pretty bad at her acting job. I've complained about her in the past (the previous TV thread http://www...hread=76858&time=1526604057432 ). I also agree with the story being a mess a lot of the time. I also get annoyed with things like random piano song moments (probably just an excuse to show that Lucifer actor Tom Ellis can sing; résumé-building for him), how Lucifer's character will resist change artificially so that they can keep the case-of-the-week format (there have been times when he's backtracked from former epiphanies, like how he stopped calling Detective Espinoza "Detective Douche" for a reason but then fell right back into it without any of the continuity justifying the regression), and annoying characters like Ella Lopez (the lab tech, played by Aimee Garcia from Dexter).

So basically I admit that it's garbage :D ... what makes it watchable for me (why I overlook a lot of the bad value of the show) is the central story: the discovery of rare and magical artifacts, and a rebellion figurehead trying to reevaluate revolution and destroy "God"/gods while dealing with attraction as both an unconscious desire (somewhat deterministic) and a conscious choice (anti-deterministic). Under the surface they have some good Faust and Milton issues worked into it... just have to be willing to look past the flashy production ;)

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Chernobyl (TV miniseries)

Really good! It's a limited run of 5 episodes and they've already concluded the show as of June 4th, so marathons can begin.

I've finished episode 2 now. The first two episodes have a lot of "Fuck... don't do that" moments where misinformed or incompetent leaders make poor choices (namely Dyatlov (Paul Ritter) in episode 1, and Shcherbina (Stellan Skarsgård) in the beginning of episode 2). ( Minor Spoiler ) It's good to see that the decision-making was improved once people accepted the catastrophe, but wow... perilous situations.
McKobb
Member
Wed Jun 05 07:36:34
Them miners are fucked.
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Jun 06 05:31:22
( Chernobyl SPOILERS )

Looks to be so! The ending wrap-up said that 100 out of 400 of the miners died before age 40. That's kind of a vague way to say how many died (it raises questions like, "How old were most of them during the dig?", "What were the causes of death?", or "What (generally) happened to the other 300?"), but that partial vagueness is explained in the wrap-up via Soviet secretiveness making numbers like that difficult to track in "official" ways. (To be clear: it's pretty obvious from their age at death that it would be Chernobyl-related — I'm just talking about the vagueness as a comparison between Soviet recording of history and "objective" recording, where in objective recording the statement would be more specific, e.g., "124 of the miners died of cancer-related illnesses within 2 years of exposure.")

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"Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt is paid."

Like the "noble lie" of religion! \:D/
That is, the longer that religions last, the more difficult to correct their damage. That's something that Nietzsche points out in "On the Genealogy of Morality": religion places a "debt" upon its believers which they can never repay (such as the debt of Jesus' "sacrifice"), which creates the constant psychic imbalance of "bad conscience" — imprisonment for the mind. Truth would destroy religion, debt, and the feeling of guilt.

Solid show. Guess the truth&lie stuff (coupled with the show's release date) was probably aimed at modern political&journalistic fuckery, but this would be a good show regardless of timing (i.e., even if released 8 years ago, its themes would still work). I rank it 14 out of 8 cancerous fetuses, which is over 9000 Roentgens!
McKobb
Member
Fri Jun 07 00:32:49
I see religion more as a genetically imbued survival strategy with most humans programmed to believe. It's just too damn ubiquitous among all cultures to be seen otherwise. Cults, UFO nutters, hologram manifesters, climate changers (he who controls the weather controls the world and sense no on can then wag the dog!), ct nutters, etc. Humans are for the most part true believers. What can be done about it or more importantly how do people use it to control human behavior is what matters imo. Science has mitigated it to a degree but I'd better dollars to donuts we take it to the stars with us.
McKobb
Member
Fri Jun 07 00:33:47
*I'd bet
Pillz
Member
Sat Jul 27 03:14:30
The blacklist is televisions most disappointing show
Pillz
Member
Wed Aug 14 03:52:29
Designated survivor is Jack Bauer carrying on president palmers legacy.
Pillz
Member
Thu Aug 15 15:30:14
This shows incredible
Pillz
Member
Sat Aug 17 05:06:28
GOAT show
Pillz
Member
Mon Aug 19 22:25:05
Even has Audrey and a forbidden love between Jack and herself.

CC did episode reviews of this didn't he?

Pillz
Member
Tue Aug 20 16:36:47
Season 1 was just incredible. 2 was a bit more hit or miss. Too many additional cast members & the entire MI6/Russian agent guy was pointless.

Both seasons did a good job of not politicizing issues too severely.

Unfortunately season 3 does away with a lot of good cast members/guests like Mike (Aaron of 24's stand in) and fbi director Forster (who I assume they couldn't afford). I'm glad leeor is gone, but Kendra almost served a role in providing his administration with legitimacy (because before that it was just two staffers and a Jr speech writer advising the accidental president. Leeor and Kendra was too much though).

Season 3 is also so much more in your face political (and progressive) and its irritating. Like wow guys it's 2019 why aren't natives the ruling class yet??

Wells = jack
Kirkman = palmer
Duncan = Tony almada
Forster = basically every ctu director rolled into 1
Audrey = audrey
Mike = aaron
Chuck = chloe



Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 05 07:43:16
[pillz]: "CC did episode reviews of this."

Yup! Reviewed mostly in this thread: http://www...hread=76858&time=1526604057432

I started losing interest in the 2nd season because the show didn't really care about its own continuity anymore. And I agree that it was getting "much more in your face political (and progressive)" to an irritating degree. It's like their goal was to show a white president who was so beta that his greatest goal was transitioning the U.S. into a "respectable" future where no white men would ever have power again ;D

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[McKobb]: "I see religion more as a genetically imbued survival strategy with most humans programmed to believe."

That's close to how I see religion: religion is akin to Jungian Archetypes, where the structure of the human brain and the sensory nervous system have an initial tendency to grab on to familiar (early) forms, to then perceive the world through those forms, and to order the world based on interactions with those forms. It starts with familiar sensations like the recognition of mother and father; the fear of drowning; and the fear of darkness, isolation, and the unknown. This is the basis for ideas such as ghosts, world-ending floods, paranoia in the absence of functional sense, and gods — "God" by those terms is most often aligned with the "Father" archetype.

But, I agree that "What can be done about it or more importantly how do people use it to control human behavior is what matters".

Belief in gods can be highly problematic, particularly because it's not a robust system of perception; it creates too many errors. One example is ghosts. I've heard it said that ghosts must be real because every culture around the world — even those that were isolated from others — have ghosts and ghost stories... but the problem is that **of course** these *humans* all have ghost stories. Send a human form anywhere, and with its limited sensors and potential for cognitive oversights, it is liable to make the same common, archetypal errors: creating a mother god, a father god, ghosts, etc. It's under the Nietzschean "Error of Imaginary Causes"; familiar systems of thought tend to be favored over difficult to reconcile present realities; old gods will (mistakenly) manifest in new realities where they (still) do not exist.

So yeah, people probably *will* "take [religion] to the stars," but that error would result in a universe improperly explained. And, fittingly, that's a big theme of the movie "Ad Astra" (Roman: "to the stars"). Pitt's character goes out into the solar system searching for his father (a "God" archetype), but his journey is to realize that while humanity *brings* its archetypes to the stars, the stars themselves do not have any hint of gods. Gods were just the baggage of the old world, preventing people from seeing the limits of the universe with free eyes. I'll stop there because I want to review that movie still :p


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The new Family Guy episode (S18E01: "Yacht Rocky") was hilarious :D

Highlights include a comical decapitation, Stewie and Chris being momentarily in a failing marriage, and John Oates looking for his severed mustache like that random shell-shocked soldier was looking for his arm in "Saving Private Ryan" :D

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"Superstore" is also back for a new season. I don't know if I've ever even mentioned it in the forums.. but it's by Justin Spitzer, who wrote for "The Office", so the humor is organized pretty similarly. The big difference between them is that I don't like a *single* character in "Superstore" (not a fucking one of them is redeemable). Still, it's a funny show just due to the situations and jokes (things like making fun of customer behavior and showing how certifiably crazy some employees can be).

They only seem to care about continuity when the season is about to end; whatever the season finale cliffhanger showed, it evaporates immediately in the following season premiere.. so their messages about unionization and workers claiming their rights will probably only materialize when the show is finally cancelled.

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The new South Park season (S23) is also back and has been great so far :D
I reviewed episode 2 a little in UP ( http://www.utopiaforums.com/boardthread?id= [break to prevent thread stretch] politics&thread=84816&time=1570255875981 ).

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Law&Order: SVU also started their new season (S21), but I haven't watched a new episode of that since S20E13 (January 2019)... it really has just become Mariska Hargitay's vehicle for her NYC-liberal and SJW politics (all very cliché interpretations of modern events). The writing can be outright awful sometimes, so I started dreading getting another dud episode. I may restart with them though :/
Pillz
Member
Tue Oct 08 12:32:42
There is a single popular Chinese anime called The King's Avatar.

Like legit, probably the only good Chinese anime. It is about a eSports champion, the greatest in the game Glory, who is forced to retire and ends up getting a job at the Internet Cafe across the street from his old team's headquarters.

He meets folks in real life and the game who he takes under his wing and forms a team, then sets about smashing records and Pking professional teams with a tag tag group of (talented) noobs.

Its basically heralded as a Chinese Sword art online but better. In reality the two have no real similarities outside of being game-oriented (which is a very popular theme in anime).

Anyways, Netflix has the live-action adaption. It is 40 full length episodes and extends beyond the anime material by a considerable margin (like an entire season).

The anime does the in-game scenes better obviously (in the live action they're CGI). Buuut more importantly it is just easier to accept that the main character is just a prodigy because it's a cartoon.

This is sort of hard to swallow in the live-action, since he makes everything look stupid easy while every other character struggles and the difference in expression is just too pronounced. Like the guys some sort of God smirking and shit talking while nobody can touch him.

But it was better than I expected. And while it was a little too extra (see: all Asian dramas) the additional content both to the story and between characters was pretty great. It was much more coherent and less rushed. It also captured all the great moments well.

Someone in UP mentioned the quality of Chinese media vs Japanese media. And I don't think they're that different tbh.

All Asian drama is disgustingly pro establishment and law & order. Except IP Man, which is all Chinese patriotism ofc.

Anyways, favorite part ahead

Spoilers.

Ye Qui told his boss on like his first day he was Ye Qui. She laughed it off. Over the series he is obviously an amazing player, he introduced her to her (second) idol, and is causing an in game uproar. But she doesn't believe he is who he said he is.

Queu the next eSports competition. They go to watch, and one of his noobs is picked for the rookie match where an audience members gets to fight someone from one of the teams. She puts up a good fight but loses. Repeatedly. Eventually Ye Qui gets up and goes back stage and takes her place. During the match, he uses a move so difficult nobody has ever done it but him. The crowd erupts cheering his name and the professionals Jaws all drop at the realization he's just revealed himself.

And then you have his boss, dumb struck and in denial because she didn't believe him for months now.


Tl:Dr all Asian media is actually equally garbage. Cartoons are superior to anime.

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and TRON: Uprising are the best animated series produced this century. I'll concede that Violet Evergarden is probably better than either. It is a particularly great show, even if Japense.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is weeaboo trash though
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 19 01:28:43
South Park S23E03: "SHOTS!!!"

An alright episode, but it was late to the "make fun of anti-vaxers" party (those pre-S23E03 social media jokes were painful from the beginning and have gone on for too many months (years?) — just more safe copy&paste jokes from imbeciles making fun of bigger imbeciles), so not much there thematically. Cartman squealing like a pig and running around was good though :D

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South Park S23E04: "Let Them Eat Goo"

Some real lol moments, especially the cow slaughter scene :D

They threw in fun references to "There Will Be Blood" via their goo-selling Daniel Plainview character, though the reference didn't map onto the show very neatly when mixed with Randy's plot. They also pointed out that while places like Burger King have started carrying Impossible (fake) meat, that doesn't mean that Impossible meat is *healthy*, which probably isn't a surprise to a lot of people, but the episode framed it in a way that mocked the pseudo-benevolence of food advocacy groups (I.e., episode theme: "[Good for the environment, but not for peoples' bodies]").

Aside, personally, I wouldn't eat Impossible meat from Burger King anyways. They cook it on the same grill, which means it's only for flexitarians (cheater vegetarians) or people who mistakenly think it's good diet food.. (Looks like I've complained about that twice in Utopiaforums, here this year http://ftp...hread=84211&time=1555801866999 and here in [2012?] http://www.utopiaforums.com/boardthread?id=politics&thread=63327 ). Not to mention that it's fast food :p

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Superstore S5E04: "Mall Closing"

lol@ending.. this show may have just solved teen overly-SJW issues with mockingly supportive "hip" words ;D
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Nov 03 01:04:29
South Park S23E05: "Halloween Special"

lol... So much lol :D
The ending joke was great, and so was Randy's comment about him (Randy) being the target audience. :D

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Superstore S5E06: "Trick-or-Treat"

Marcus was pretty much the only funny part of this episode.

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I've also been watching NTSF:SD:SUV:: (2011-2013 Adult Swim 10-minute spoof show). It's funny, and it's nice to see Captain Janeway messing about ;)
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Nov 09 07:11:35
South Park S23E06: "Season Finale"

More lols :D
South Park's message on their show within a show came full circle. The "Tegridy Farms" meta-show just had its season finale, so next week will probably be the regular South Park intro.

This was much more entertaining Trump commentary than SNL does :p .. I don't think the show totally gets it with "The Whites" because some of their satirized grievances have legitimacy (e.g., "whites" facing similar tragedies do not receive the same press coverage). But if taken to be a subset of white people who also happen to be Trump voters and insensitive to immigration issues, then the joke starts to work. That wasn't really the episode highlight though. The police car running over that kid was hilarious ;D

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Superstore S5E07: "Shoplifter Rehab"

Marcus, as usual, is the funniest part of the show :D

And they brought back the "Bo" character (Johnny Pemberton; funny actor from "Sunny in Philly", "Kroll Show", and a cameo in "Ant-Man")

[Dina]: "Your hand is like velvet"
[Mateo]: "I sleep with gloves on."

lulz. Didn't realize that method was mainstream :D

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I've heard good things about the TV show for "What We Do in the Shadows" (same setup as the movie).. so I may check that out this weekend.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Nov 12 01:15:20
there's a "The Mandalorian" show coming to Disney's streaming service... may have to buy :/

& there's a "Kings of Pain" show coming to the History channel that stole Coyote Peterson's thing
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