Good TV


  • Pitcrew

    The Good Place has been renewed for a third season. YES!!



  • I'm probably late to this party but... The Orville has been surprisingly good! A great mix between drama and comedy with just enough kinda romantic subplot to keep things interesting.


  • Admin

    I forgot The Shannara Chronicles were back on so I started watching the new season. Last year it wasn't bad, the ladies were easy to look at and it had its moments.

    This time I couldn't get through episode 1.


  • Pitcrew

    @arkandel That's interesting - and I don't mean that in a sarcastic way - because my response was the opposite, I thought the second season was better than the first. Javier Grillo-Marxuach ended up joining as a writer producer, and they added one of my favorite underrated actresses to the cast.


  • Pitcrew

    ***Stranger Things***

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  • Politics

    @auspice said in Good TV:

    It's really hard for me to explain. Because it's not that it was a fight scene. I enjoy fight scenes. I love writing them, for example. They're full of energy and exciting. The adrenaline rush and... I mean, in Luke Cage, the Bring Da Ruckus scene? Fuck yes, love that scene.

    It's because it's not a fight scene. It's a murder scene.

    The difference between a fight and a murder is subtle. A fight is where there is a contest between relative equals. A murder occurs when a victim has no real chance.

    This scene made my partner uncomfortable (she's a rape survivor). For her, she suffered disquiet because she knows how it feels to be powerless to stop something.

    For me, I think that's the distinction you're looking for.


  • Pitcrew

    @ganymede said in Good TV:

    For me, I think that's the distinction you're looking for.

    Well... maybe. I do not have issues with murder scenes in other medium. I watched the scene through in context with someone and I struggled, but having someone there helped.

    It's the specific scene. And not all of it. It was very specifically those guys who took blows to the face and closeups of their faces.

    Not long ago, for something I was writing, I went through an archive of crime scene and autopsy photos of shotgun wounds. Those didn't bother me.

    It's just... very specifically... blood around the nose/mouth and people choking on said blood. And I'm trying not to get too graphic in case it bothers others, but maybe it's a 'just me' thing.



  • The scene in Saving Private Ryan when the German slowly stabs the American to death going 'Shhhhh', if I recall. Or something like that.

    That disturbs me to this day.


  • Pitcrew

    @admiral said in Good TV:

    That disturbs me to this day.

    You're right in your description of the scene. I'll take it a step further, because I've watched that movie... a lot. That's my mutant power. I can watch a movie over and over and over and over. End of Watch? Watched that one roughly 50 times before I finally decided to give it a break.

    So! Taking your description a step further!

    The slow, inch-by-inch shaking descent of the knife. Coupled with the 'shhh, sshhh'. And the beads of sweat dripping off the German's chin onto Mellish.



  • The scene that always makes me cringe?

    Pan's Labyrinth, face go smash. I did not see that coming and it was jarring as all hell.

    One of the reviews for that movie was: "What a magnificent, beautiful film! I wish I had never seen it."

    I so deeply understood that review once I did.

    (And I still love the shit out of that movie and have absolutely watched it again.)


  • Politics

    @surreality said in Good TV:

    The scene that always makes me cringe?

    The Babadook, when the kid starts screaming in the car.


  • Pitcrew

    I recently, at the urging of a friend (who had no one else to discuss it with) began watching Marco Polo on Netflix and goddamn this is some good stuff.

    I rarely, rarely find myself so invested in both the protagonist side and antagonist side. I mean, I hate the antagonist (especially now after episode 4), but holy shit is he well-written (which is why I hate him, which showcases just how well-written he is).

    And Hundred Eyes is just awesome.


  • Politics

    @auspice said in Good TV:

    I recently, at the urging of a friend (who had no one else to discuss it with) began watching Marco Polo on Netflix and goddamn this is some good stuff.

    I rarely, rarely find myself so invested in both the protagonist side and antagonist side. I mean, I hate the antagonist (especially now after episode 4), but holy shit is he well-written (which is why I hate him, which showcases just how well-written he is).

    And Hundred Eyes is just awesome.

    I meeeeeeean...

    I only watched the first season because I was watching it with @Eerie and then real life forced her to ditch me ;__________; but that show should definitely have been called "The Adventures of Kublai Khan and his Dumbass White Friend".



  • @ganymede said in Good TV:

    @surreality said in Good TV:

    The scene that always makes me cringe?

    The Babadook, when the kid starts screaming in the car.

    I had to watch that movie in 5-10 minute installments, because that sound would set off an instant, piercing headache. Not just 'omg that noise!' but 'holy shit actual physical pain, I have to turn this off'. If people ask me about this one, and if it's good, I feel obligated to ask them if they have any noise sensitivities to warn on this when I say 'yes, it really honestly is, BUT... '

    (Newt, Aliens, same thing. Thankfully I know that movie well enough to know when to hit mute, and damn do I race for the button in a mad scramble.)

    I had seen it online. It later turned up in a local art theater for a festival as a one night show. It is literally the only movie that, when my husband asked if I wanted to see it, the convo went roughly like this:

    Husband: Hey, I heard there's a really good indie horror film coming to the Theater at Nemours. It's got really amazing reviews, it's supposedly really good, and friends of mine said it was amazing.
    Me: Oh? That sounds great! What movie is it?
    Husband: It's called The Babadook.
    Me: OMG FUCK YOU GO DIE IN A FIIIIIIIIRRRRREEEEEEE!!! <horrified expression>
    Husband: <laughing his ass off> I take it you've seen it?
    Me: This is a movie composed entirely of Newtscream.
    Husband: Fuck that noise!
    Me: Literally!
    Husband: Literally.


  • Politics

    @coin said in Good TV:

    I only watched the first season because I was watching it with @Eerie and then real life forced her to ditch me ;__________; but that show should definitely have been called "The Adventures of Kublai Khan and his Dumbass White Friend".

    If this show was so named, I'd watch it every day and force my kids to do so as well.


  • Pitcrew

    I've been watching Manhunt on Netflix. They just made me feel sorry for Ted Kaczynski. Not sure how I feel about that.


  • Admin


  • Pitcrew

    @arkandel said in Good TV:

    @lisse24 said in Good TV:

    I've been watching Manhunt on Netflix.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/11/justice-league-edits-joss-whedon-micromanaged-zack-snyder

    It's been said, repeatedly, that a large part of WB's issue with DC vs. Disney's with Marvel is that Pixar/Marvel (and part of why the partnership has worked so well is both studios took the same approach pre-merger) always gave a single person creative control / the buck stopped with them. WB has a board of directors at the helm over their movies who make decisions based on marketing.

    It's theorized that a large part of why Wonder Woman did so well is they thought 'eh, female hero, female director, no one's gonna like it anyway. let's just get it over and done with so we can prove it won't do well.' and they let Patty Jenkins actually do her job.


  • Pitcrew

    Mr. Robot has made me happy. It's weird that I have to stop and think that this series has possibly crept into my top ten list of favorite shows ever now. I think to myself that it doesn't top McGoohan's The Prisoner which is probably my #1 show forever and ever but Mr. Robot has really resonated with me in a way television hasn't in a long time.

    The Punisher is neither super nor heroic but feels like such a character study into rage, suppression, depression and I appreciate the tonal shift. I have one episode left and it seemed to be dragging at points but looking over it again it seems pretty well paced. Which also reinforced what a nightmare The Inhumans was to watch by comparison.


  • Pitcrew

    I don't watch 3/4 of the CW Supershows, and am behind on the one I do watch (Supergirl) but I loved the Crisis on Earth-X crossover. Super comicbook fun.


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