I don't remember, but it may have been. It has been a busy couple years.
how ya gonna do Ginsberg like that Weiner?
Ginsberg's always been weirder than ****. Only mildly surprised by that scene.
Fargo keeps getting better. I really don't like most Coen Bros stuff honestly, but Fargo is masterful TV. It's unique. I love the chance FX is taking with it. I hope it inspires more truly creative shows.
Anyone see Penny Dreadful? Intrigued by pilot. Most SHO series go to absolute crap after a few seasons, so no clue how good it will actually end up being, but pilot wasn't half bad.
Anyone watching 24:LAD?
I have really enjoyed the first two episodes?
Somehow, Helena has shot up to #1 in the Clone Power Rankings, leaving Allison in the dust/rehab center.
I don't really like this season all too much (unrelated: I also just realized Cal & Daario are played by the same actor, who also may as well be Alcied from True Blood ... I probably spelled at least 2 of those names incorrectly).
S1 of Orphan Black felt really fun to me. It was unique, suspenseful, and just genuinely a joy to watch. It wasn't great in a Boardwalk/Breaking Bad sense, by any means (few things are), but it was more clever than it should have been, did take the story in unexpected directions, and seemed to really unfold at a natural pace completely organic to its universe. Nothing felt forced. Jokes were funny and fit well, sci-fi and horror elements fit well, everything about S1 just worked for me.
S2 feels like it's trying way too hard to up the ante every episode. It just doesn't feel as natural, feels more gimmicky. There doesn't really seem to be any balance or flow to it, in my opinion, and it's just not as "smart" as S1...seems to have traded shock for smart, actually. More interested in silly cliffhangers (hey, another True Blood comparison) and cross-doublecross-triplecross games than just being itself.
I don't know. It feels choppy and imbalanced for me this season. But Tatiana Maslany is still incredible in it, and though they throttle the plotline oddly, the Proletheans thread does intrigue me.
I don't disagree with your assessment of the season, though I think that is how most second seasons go: plot >>>>>>> characters. I'm still enjoying it a lot, mainly the sestrahood. The draw is still Maslany talking to herself, and she continues to kill it.
Are we sure that Fargo isn't better than True Detective?
I could just be saying that because this week's episode may have been my most enjoyable single episode of any television show of all time.
"I had to take her down like Chris Brown."
I GOT AN HBO GO PASSWORD GoT HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also, The Pacific, and Deadwood(for like the fourth time), Band of Brothers(for like the 90th time)
Anyone watch The Americans? One of the very best shows on TV in my book. Season 2 just ended, and my word it was outstanding.
I just watched the first episode of Gang Related on Fox. I don't watch a lot of tv shows, L&O SVU is the only one I religiously follow. I actually really liked it. I guess tonight was the series premiere, it's from the people who made Fast & Furious movies.
Hannibal second season finale - Um well, ****. Can't say they held anything back. I'm going to need some time on this one.
Fargo was a cult hit. It's not a mass appeal show. It's heavy on symbolism, has a quirky sense of (mostly dark...pitch black) humor, and doesn't spoon-feed answers to viewers. It's purposefully literary at points.
It's not The Shield (which isn't a knock on that series, but that's more what I'm getting at).
I have to say, 3 episodes into Penny Dreadful and I think this series is a gem. I was lukewarm on the pilot episode, but episodes 2 and 3 have been brilliant, in my opinion. I expected this series to be campy and over-the-top like American Horror Story, but it's actually quite well-written (poetic, even) and the performances are largely very good (unlike AHS, which is basically just Jessica Lange being great, and everyone else being awful).
It could get stupid as it goes on, I don't know, but I really like what I've seen so far.
well, at least Louie finished the job on the Heat. oh, and 12 million other people.
Fargo... LOVE IT! Just about to watch this weeks episode.
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No comments about last nights GoT?
I'm always a stickler about books turning into shows/movies and how they change stupid things just because, and totally miss the big events but man the last 10mins of last night's episode managed to out do the books. Probably just because it's visual, instead of reading it, but that scene really captured the moment like none other.
Great episode, and to think that episode #9 (next week's) is usually the big one. It's gonna be a long 10 months before season 5.
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