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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #765 on: May 14, 2017, 08:42:49 PM »
I understand that this is mostly a result of clickbait culture, but it's weird to go through their old articles and see some really cool stuff go by the wayside for "15 Reasons Why the 80's TMNT is the Best cartoon Ever".
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« Reply #766 on: May 14, 2017, 08:45:42 PM »
Wonder if that's why someone said they had to block CBR on Twitter.
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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #767 on: May 14, 2017, 09:05:30 PM »
It's been ages since I've read a comic site that I liked. I know people were mourning ComicsAlliance's death a month ago, but to me, they didn't produce anything worthwhile in years. Maybe comics journalism just isn't something that entices people, but it sucks when Bleeding Cool doesn't look that bad by comparison.

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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #768 on: May 17, 2017, 02:10:03 PM »
I have a couple of questions about the Roseanne revival:

1- So apparently Barr has an explanation for Dan being alive, and we'll find out soon. I'm more curious as to how she got John Goodman back to begin with.
2- Is this going to affect Johnny Galecki's time on Big Bang Theory? If so, good.
3- Are they going to use both Beckys?
4- Will they actually do anything with DJ this time?
5- But seriously, why even bother? What show will be off limits from a return?
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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #769 on: May 17, 2017, 02:11:09 PM »
I'm still waiting for the Fresh King of Bel-Air.

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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #770 on: June 10, 2017, 10:35:15 AM »
RIP Adam West

I bought the first 2 seasons a while ago (yes, both sets of season 2), but haven't got around to watching them. I should do that soon.
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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #771 on: June 10, 2017, 06:45:22 PM »

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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #772 on: June 11, 2017, 01:26:00 AM »
RIP Adam West

I bought the first 2 seasons a while ago (yes, both sets of season 2), but haven't got around to watching them. I should do that soon.
I have the Blu-ray collection and it's majestic. The HD remaster is beautiful.

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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #773 on: July 11, 2017, 11:34:41 AM »
Calling this season of OITNB a clusterfuck would be putting it nicely. So I decided to check out GLOW, which has some of the same team, and it's definitely superior to this recent season, but I don't think that it has the weight of Orange at its best yet. But it does a good job of calling out the dumb stereotypes that the original show had, and building its characters. I'm definitely going to stick around for season 2.

And right now, I'm watching Horace and Pete. I wasn't expecting public access quality, but it makes a lot of sense. And I'm really liking it so far. The acting and writing are on point.
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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #774 on: July 11, 2017, 04:05:53 PM »
I'm still waiting for the Fresh King of Bel-Air.
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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #775 on: July 13, 2017, 01:33:42 PM »
Not happy about The Americans not being nominated for Best Drama at the Emmys. This wasn't the show's best season, but it's still among the most exciting series out there, and hasn't had as steep of a decline as GOT did when it started to win.
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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #776 on: August 02, 2017, 01:29:02 AM »
So about that Confederate show HBO has planning. On one hand, I think criticizing a show before it's even filmed is stupid, and given that D&D have espoused progressive values in Game of Thrones, I highly doubt any series they would make in the future would mutate into a vehicle for white supremacy propaganda. On the other, it is D&D, and I've really lost faith in their writing over the past two and a half seasons. Even novels that either of them individually wrote like City of Thieves never wowed me or anything, so I doubt they could pull off a show like this without fucking up storywise.

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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #777 on: August 08, 2017, 10:45:12 PM »
So NBC wants more revivals.

I'm kind of surprised that The Office and 30 Rock are at the top of their list, since it feels like they just ended. And especially 30 Rock, since it was never a big hit in the ratings. The Office meanwhile feels like it would be pointless to bring back after Steve Carell left, but from what I can tell, even though most people wouldn't disagree that the show should have called it a day with Michael's departure, it still has fans coming back to it. The last couple of seasons don't seem to have the same kind of backlash HIMYM has.

ER sounds like a not bad idea if you focus on the right characters (if you can at least get Noah Wiley back, you've got a show IMO), but I'm surprised that they don't seem to be pushing harder for Cheers, Seinfeld, or Friends. Those are the more evergreen series, and if anything, the recent James Burrows special shows that there's always interest in Friends and Cheers (and Will & Grace to a lesser extent). At the same time, from what I've heard, none of these show's creators are interested, and I don't blame them.

But seriously, does every series need to be brought back? I understand the appeal of nostalgia, but a lot of these shows had conclusive endings that don't ask for much more. And most of these revivals fail to miss the mark, usually due to not letting the characters age properly (Gilmore Girls), the creators misunderstanding what made the original work in the first place (X-Files), or the original just not holding up to begin with (Full House). I can't really complain about there not being more creative, solid original programming out there, since this is a great era for television, but most of these series need to call it a day.

And side note, the new Will & Grace sounds awful. They're retconning the finale so the characters can act like their old selves again, a good decade after wrapping up. The original is already pretty dated to begin with, and I'm expecting it to be the worst of that.
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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #778 on: August 12, 2017, 05:40:53 PM »
Revivals can work, but I feel like networks are just wasting their time banking on nostalgia rather than bringing back shows that there's merit in continuing. Like you said, many of these shows had conclusive endings or had already felt like they ran their course towards the end of their original runs. The only one of those shows that I'd be interested in if revived is The Office, and that's only if they just re-use the mockumentary concept of the show and make it about a new group of characters with very few of the original cast returning (especially not Jim and Pam, they did everything they could possibly do with those characters). Otherwise, I think they just let these series be and focus on cultivating new series rather than regurgitating older ones.

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Re: Whatcha Bleedin' Watchin'?
« Reply #779 on: August 13, 2017, 09:40:11 PM »
The fact that everything is a reboot these days is not encouraging as to gauging the current level of creativity in Hollywood. Is there no one who can write a new show in the same frame or with the same heart as those old shows? Do they need to repackage the same characters and stories?

I can't imagine anyone is asking for them. Most reboots don't do very well.
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