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Old 11/11/2014   #1
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For some reason we don't have one stickied, so I'm making a new one.

The Simpsons/Futurama crossover was surprisingly good. Not as good as the classic episodes of either show, but there were quite a few more laughs than I expected there to be.
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people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I’ll admit that
anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after
century seems to me nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious
incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without
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and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was, ‘No.’” -V
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” -Thomas Pynchon
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith
“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin
“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu
“...pero Capitán, obedecer por obedecer, así, sin pensarlo... sólo lo hacen gentes como usted, Capitán.” -Dr Ferreiro, Pan’s Labyrinth
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” -William Blake
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Old 11/11/2014   #2
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I'm not the type to watch when I'm bored. So far these are the shows I watch religiously:

Ink Master and Tattoo Nightmares every Tues night
American Horror Story: Freak Show every Wed night
Gracepoint every Thurs night
The Walking Dead every Sun night

I also record episodes of Hell's Kitchen and UFC Unleashed/Fight Night.

Oh, and a TV turned on with no one watching is one of my biggest pet peeves.
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Old 11/12/2014   #3
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I just watch archive tv now.
I'm currently watching Xena. Its my commitment to finish the story I first started watching in 1995 or 1994 (hercules movies) my mind was too infantile to remember which, but never got around to it. Its surprisingly good and improves after each Season.
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Old 12/08/2014   #4
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Is anyone else watching the last season of The Newsroom? Because I'm a little amazed at how eerily Sorkin predicted the fate of the New Republic among other things. I thought the first two seasons of this show were just ok, but this season has been very, very good.
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“When I was twelve, I milked my eel into a pot of turtle stew.
I flogged the one-eyed snake, I skinned my sausage, I made
the bald man cry into the turtle stew, which I do believe my
sister ate. At least, I hope she did.” -Tyrion Lannister
“The management is very bad. In fact, let’s not mince words: The management is terrible!
We’ve had a string of embezzlers, frauds, liars, and lunatics making a string of catastrophic
decisions. This is a plain fact. But who elected them? It was you! You who appointed these
people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I’ll admit that
anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after
century seems to me nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious
incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without
question their senseless orders. You have allowed them to fill your workspace with dangerous
and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was, ‘No.’” -V
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” -Thomas Pynchon
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith
“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin
“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu
“...pero Capitán, obedecer por obedecer, así, sin pensarlo... sólo lo hacen gentes como usted, Capitán.” -Dr Ferreiro, Pan’s Labyrinth
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” -William Blake
“Yeah, you really got my act down good, guys. That'll be great. ‘You know, when I’m done ranting about elite power that rules the planet under a totalitarian government that uses the media in order to keep people stupid, my throat gets parched! That’s why I drink Orange Drink.’” -Bill Hicks








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Old 12/08/2014   #5
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I so behind on all the shows, like seriously. I haven't seen 1 episode of TWD, SoA and I've only finished Season 1 of GoT and Breaking Bad. (I love acronyms).

And I do love TV don't get me wrong but I just can't binge watch shows anymore and there is so much I still want to watch and catch up on and it just keeps building
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Old 12/08/2014   #6
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I Am Groot I watch GoT, Breaking Bad, Flash, American Horror Story and Agents of SHIElD. I'm now adding Arrow to the list and by god there's so many to watch. One at a time imo.
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Old 01/24/2015   #7
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Empire
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Gravity Falls
Twin Peaks
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Old 01/24/2015   #8
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I'm not going to even list the shows that I'm watching, far too many to count. But I'm a huge TV lover and it's almost equivalent to my gaming life.
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Old 01/25/2015   #9
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Shows I'm currently watching

Greys Anatomy*
Revenge*
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
The Vampire Diaries
New Girl*
Castle
Glee
Looking*
Supernatural
Once Upon a Time
Orange is the New Black*
Homeland
Orphan Black* (just started season 2)
RuPaul's Drag Race*
Scandal
Sons of Anarchy (I'm still on season 1)

*particularly enjoy/ is a favourite

There was a time when I thought my affair with TV shows would end with Buffy and Angel, but that's not been the case. I used to get worried that when a TV show ended I wouldn't find something to fill the void left in my life. Around the time Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, The OC and a lot of other shows I loved ended I was like NOOOOOOO but now I'm like.... there's always going to be TV out there that you enjoy, worry not mr. procrastinator.

I watch all of the shows on this list, but my problem is that some of them are pretty shitty now or have redeeming moments a while into them, some of them are hated on because they're popular when they're really well written and enjoyable (I'm looking at you Grey's Anatomy).

I can't stop watching a show if I've watched more than say 5 or so episodes. Even if I miss the episodes, I'll come back to them at some point. The result is that I still watch shows that I probably should stop watching (Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, Glee). Castle has also dipped in quality since last season but it's still a great show.

A strange trend I've noticed that I'm not used to is some of them actually getting better as they progress (Revenge, The Vampire Diaries, New Girl) and it feels odd to tell people "persevere, it gets better" with a TV show but when it's worth it, it's worth it (Revenge is so fucking good it's ridiculous).

Obviously people are going to turn their nose up at The Vampire Diaries too - I was one of them. I put it on on Netflix for a laugh one day while I was busy doing something and now I think it's really well done. Yes it's teen-focused, yes it's based on terrible novels by a terrible writer, and yes it's a bit ridiculous. But it's also self aware, surprisingly well written and very very unpredictable. Like the nobody is safe TV-trope is all over the bloody place in this show, main characters drop like flies at the most unexpected moments. And you sometimes go "eyeroll, now this is going to happen" and it NEVER DOES. In that, it is enjoyable.

Homeland I started watching on Netflix and now I'm bored shitless with. I actively want to stop watching it which is very unusual for me.

Greys Anatomy is the one that's been with me since I discovered how to watch TV shows online the minute after they aired in America (this began with season 1 of Lost) since the UK generally waits 4 months and then airs them weekly with no gaps rather than the US approach of airing while filming - in some cases shows air here a year later. But Greys is like... the home of TV for me. Like any TV show it's had its ups and downs, but it's important to recognise that it's in its 11th season and the past two seasons have had some of the strongest writing the series has ever seen, and that's a bloody achievement.

Scandal is another Shonda Rhimes show and I've taken a break from it. I think I was somewhere in the middle of season 3 when I stopped watching it. How to Get Away with Murded is her other show (the Shonda Triad). I hear it's excellent but I haven't started watching it yet.

To me good TV can be as enjoyable as a good book. I find that as long as something takes me on an emotional journey and I can connect with it, I love it. I would rather sit and watch a TV boxset than a movie any day of the week. I know the majority of people are "movie people", but I've got to say it's my least favourite form of storytelling media and this is probably due to the emotional connection factor re: time constraints. My favourite movies are again movies that have taken me on an emotional journey, and that's hard to do in the typical 90 minutes. That's probably why my favourite movies are those with actors I love (Sandra Bullock), or huge epics like LoTR or Interstellar. Or they're Disney movies.

As you can tell, I could talk all day about TV. If anyone wants to make a thread for any of these shows or talk about them with me I could chat all day
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Old 01/25/2015   #10
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I already did make a Scandal thread but it got like... two posts
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“When I was twelve, I milked my eel into a pot of turtle stew.
I flogged the one-eyed snake, I skinned my sausage, I made
the bald man cry into the turtle stew, which I do believe my
sister ate. At least, I hope she did.” -Tyrion Lannister
“The management is very bad. In fact, let’s not mince words: The management is terrible!
We’ve had a string of embezzlers, frauds, liars, and lunatics making a string of catastrophic
decisions. This is a plain fact. But who elected them? It was you! You who appointed these
people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I’ll admit that
anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after
century seems to me nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious
incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without
question their senseless orders. You have allowed them to fill your workspace with dangerous
and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was, ‘No.’” -V
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” -Thomas Pynchon
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith
“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin
“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu
“...pero Capitán, obedecer por obedecer, así, sin pensarlo... sólo lo hacen gentes como usted, Capitán.” -Dr Ferreiro, Pan’s Labyrinth
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” -William Blake
“Yeah, you really got my act down good, guys. That'll be great. ‘You know, when I’m done ranting about elite power that rules the planet under a totalitarian government that uses the media in order to keep people stupid, my throat gets parched! That’s why I drink Orange Drink.’” -Bill Hicks








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Old 01/25/2015   #11
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I caught that a while back but I don't like to post about shows if I'm not completely up to date. Scandal is pretty good but it's not really even in my top 5 so it'll probably be a while before I start getting caught up
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Old 01/25/2015   #12
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I watch an insane amount of television. This are the shows that I watch that are currently on the air:

Game of Thrones *
Gotham
Sleepy Hollow *
The Flash *
Agent Carter *
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. *
The Golbergs *
Modern Family *
Blackish
Parks and Recreation *
Community *
Vikings *
Orphan Black *
Outlander *
Doctor Who *
Saturday Night Live
Archer *
The Walking Dead
Silicom Valley *
Once Upon A Time
Adventure Time

* Really enjoy/ Is a favorite

Shows that I used to watch but stopped in the past year:
Castle
Defiance
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Holy shit?! You watch Vikings!?!??!


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Old 01/25/2015   #14
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Since everyone else has listed them, I might as well list mine.

Shows currently on air:
Agent Carter
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Archer
Arrow
The Big Bang Theory
Broadchurch
Community
Doctor Who
The Flash
Game of Thrones
Glee
Gotham
Looking
Lost Girl
New Girl
Once Upon a Time
The Originals
The Vampire Diaries
The Walking Dead

There are probably more, but those are the ones on the top of my head. As I've typed this list out, it's occurred to me I'm a bit behind on a few of them and didn't realise they'd started airing again. The ones I feel particularly passionate about, I post reviews up on Geekspective.
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Old 01/25/2015   #15
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Off the top of my head, currently running shows I watch on a regular/semi-regular basis:

Agent Carter*
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.*
Archer*
The Blacklist*
Blue Bloods
Broadchurch
Castle
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Doctor Who*
Elementary*
Galavant
Game of Thrones
Gracepoint
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver*
Modern Family*
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Orphan Black*
Scandal*
Sherlock*
The Simpsons (although I mostly watch old episodes of this)
True Detective*

As with other people, asterisked shows are ones I really enjoy.
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“When I was twelve, I milked my eel into a pot of turtle stew.
I flogged the one-eyed snake, I skinned my sausage, I made
the bald man cry into the turtle stew, which I do believe my
sister ate. At least, I hope she did.” -Tyrion Lannister
“The management is very bad. In fact, let’s not mince words: The management is terrible!
We’ve had a string of embezzlers, frauds, liars, and lunatics making a string of catastrophic
decisions. This is a plain fact. But who elected them? It was you! You who appointed these
people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I’ll admit that
anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after
century seems to me nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious
incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without
question their senseless orders. You have allowed them to fill your workspace with dangerous
and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was, ‘No.’” -V
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” -Thomas Pynchon
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith
“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin
“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu
“...pero Capitán, obedecer por obedecer, así, sin pensarlo... sólo lo hacen gentes como usted, Capitán.” -Dr Ferreiro, Pan’s Labyrinth
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” -William Blake
“Yeah, you really got my act down good, guys. That'll be great. ‘You know, when I’m done ranting about elite power that rules the planet under a totalitarian government that uses the media in order to keep people stupid, my throat gets parched! That’s why I drink Orange Drink.’” -Bill Hicks








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