• Harley Quinn show makes my wife laugh.


  • Man.

    The Boys season finale, what a ride.

    I really enjoyed it, but

    ***Plot Hole Ahoy***

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  • Pitcrew

    @Wizz said in Good TV:

    Man.

    The Boys season finale, what a ride.

    I really enjoyed it, but

    ***Plot Hole Ahoy***

    click to show

    It takes them a long time to set all that stuff up.

    ***Plot Hole Ahoy***

    click to show


  • I watched The Outsider this week. HBO show, based on Stephen King's book. There were definitely flaws, but I acknowledge them as being my own nitpickiness. For the most part, I enjoyed it, and Holly was excellent. I <3 her.


  • @Coin said in Good TV:

    @Wizz said in Good TV:

    Man.

    The Boys season finale, what a ride.

    I really enjoyed it, but

    ***Plot Hole Ahoy***

    click to show

    It takes them a long time to set all that stuff up.

    ***Plot Hole Ahoy***

    click to show

    ***BUT BUT BUTTS***

    click to show

  • Pitcrew

    @Wizz @Coin Well...

    ***=NSFW content***

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    ....but yer prolly right.

    Also...

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  • Pitcrew

    I'm trying to remember if any of the Star Trek shows of the eighties through the aughts ever guessed wifi would be a thing. I don't think they did. It seems like if you wanted to look something up, you had to go to a console or download it to a padd or whatever.


  • @Auspice Cynthia Erivo is magnificent. I really, really enjoyed the Outsider, and I hope they pursue more of Holly's stories.


  • @GreenFlashlight Not specifically, but when you can manage planet wide communications with any handheld device, is localized wifi worth mentioning other than as a downgrade.

    I just want to know why people send garbled video communications without a transcript of the language repeated a thousand times in the transmission in case it gets garbled.

  • Pitcrew

    @Misadventure said in Good TV:

    @GreenFlashlight Not specifically, but when you can manage planet wide communications with any handheld device, is localized wifi worth mentioning other than as a downgrade.

    I suppose I'm just thinking of all the times someone had to walk from the bridge to engineering or wherever with a data padd instead of just, I dunno, emailing Geordi's work account with the specs for whatever damn thing they needed to make the deflector dish do this episode.



  • @GreenFlashlight said in Good TV:

    @Misadventure said in Good TV:

    @GreenFlashlight Not specifically, but when you can manage planet wide communications with any handheld device, is localized wifi worth mentioning other than as a downgrade.

    I suppose I'm just thinking of all the times someone had to walk from the bridge to engineering or wherever with a data padd instead of just, I dunno, emailing Geordi's work account with the specs for whatever damn thing they needed to make the deflector dish do this episode.

    The same reason that until the pandemic people thought multiple in-person meetings a day was required.

  • Pitcrew

    @GreenFlashlight said in Good TV:

    @Misadventure said in Good TV:

    @GreenFlashlight Not specifically, but when you can manage planet wide communications with any handheld device, is localized wifi worth mentioning other than as a downgrade.

    I suppose I'm just thinking of all the times someone had to walk from the bridge to engineering or wherever with a data padd instead of just, I dunno, emailing Geordi's work account with the specs for whatever damn thing they needed to make the deflector dish do this episode.

    You can easily attribute that to at least minimal security concerns regarding how information is transferred.

    Really, given the technology in their communicators alone, all basic data transfer is probably wireless in Star Trek, enough that it doesn't bear mentioning.

  • Admin

    I just watched The Boys' season 2 finale.

    It was great! The only thing I begrudge about the show is some weaker acting in the midst of some otherwise really well done scenes. For example
    Dominique McElligot (who plays Queen Maeve) really couldn't keep up with Antony Starr. It was pretty telling.

    Otherwise great stuff, let's see what season 3 will bring!

  • Pitcrew

    Lovecraft Country's first season is over.

    I would have preferred that its ending be a bit more akin to the type of ending the book had; but I understand the choices made and I did enjoy it quite a bit, though I feel it's perhaps one of the story's weakest points.

    I also finally looked around and it seems Misha Green did very much apologize and acknowledge errors made in Episode 4 (some commented on here), and that was good. Sometimes writers (and artists in general, but especially the people in charge of the narrative) make mistakes, and it's not the mistake, but the reluctance to own it and acknowledge it and change that's the problem. So I'm glad she's not like that.

    I have to say, as a fan of Lovecraft's world-building, narrative style. and themes; I always loved that he freely gave his universe and world(s) for other writers to explore. But once I clicked (when I was old enough and wise enough) to his racism, there was always a discomfort there. I tackled it in a lot of ways, some were good and some were bad.

    It was then very strange to me that the author of the book Lovecraft Country was a white dude. I read it in 2020 and spent 4 years thinking Matt Ruff was a Black man (because I assumed, and never checked) until I picked the book up finally and read it. It felt really weird.

    It really does feel like full circle to have a talented team of Black writers, actors, and artists receive that and make it their own, not just by portraying it and writing it for the screen but by changing it and telling the story they want. That's what adaptation is all about. I'm actually really glad that the TV show is so different from the book, because it means it's more theirs than a straight, blow-by-blow adaptation would have been.

    All in all, super glad.

    I'm not sure how or even if they're gonna do a Season 2 (it's not confirmed, but it's clear they want to), but if they do, I hope it keeps up this level of quality, 'cuz damn.


  • @Coin Also to Matt Ruff's credit, he is incredibly enthusiastic about the adaptation. In an interview he said: Well, I’m not the person who turned it into a show—it was the showrunner, Misha Green, who did that. I gave Misha my book, my notes, and my blessing, and then I got out of her way, which has proven to be an incredibly smart decision on my part. I’m thrilled with the series. It’s very faithful to the spirit of the novel, while not being afraid to change things up and take the story in surprising new directions. I couldn’t have asked for a better adaptation.

  • Pitcrew

    @BetterNow said in Good TV:

    @Coin Also to Matt Ruff's credit, he is incredibly enthusiastic about the adaptation. In an interview he said: Well, I’m not the person who turned it into a show—it was the showrunner, Misha Green, who did that. I gave Misha my book, my notes, and my blessing, and then I got out of her way, which has proven to be an incredibly smart decision on my part. I’m thrilled with the series. It’s very faithful to the spirit of the novel, while not being afraid to change things up and take the story in surprising new directions. I couldn’t have asked for a better adaptation.

    Props to him, yah.

  • Admin

    <cries in George R. R. Martin>


  • @Arkandel I didn't know he liked Greek food so much. I will miss you.

  • Pitcrew

    Netflix docuseries Cheer is amazeballs. Probably helps if you are southern or grew up knowing people who did athletic cheerleading, but I think even if not--I am a documentary hound and honestly this was a very nice one that I needed in the sea of others I've dove into lately.