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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2012, 11:32:22 AM »
OK, here's something I noticed in the second episode (The Gobblewonkers). Look at the ad in the back of the tabloid Dipper is reading:



Yes, that's Lil' Gideon, who made a full-fledged appearance two episodes later.

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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2012, 08:29:03 PM »
There will be a Gravity Falls marathon next week at 6pm EST, so if you guys are eager to catch up and have a Friday free; here's your chance.
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« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2012, 09:37:45 PM »
Now I can finally see more of the show.
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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2012, 09:20:44 AM »
I enjoyed last night's episode considerably more than I thought I would. The twins constant time skipping was funny, and now we know the name of guy from the future who's been seen in the background for some earlier episodes, Blendin (I get it!).

My only gripe is a fairly minor one; I wish that the shows' writers would just drop the whole "Dipper tries and fails to get anywhere with Wendy" routine. I've never been a fan of characters who continually fail to impress a crush that they have zero chance of actually getting anywhere with. I'm hoping that Dipper's next motivation for doing something with have nothing whatsoever to do with Wendy. Also, I'd really, really like to see the last of Pacifica Northwest. She's such a generic fill-in-the-blank antagonist with no motivation to make the protagonist (in this case, Mabel) miserable other than she just can.
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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2012, 11:05:23 AM »
Yeah, Pacifica sucks. She barely serves as anything more than a plot device, and a really bad one at that. Not only is she a totally unlikeable bitch, but she's so uninteresting. I don't really like Robbie either, as he serves basically the same purpose (but for Dipper instead of Mabel), but at least he has had some rather amusing moments and decent one-liners. Three episodes in, and I've never even been slightly amused by anything Pacifica has said or done; she's just "there". She's a really lame character, and I hope they cut down on her presence in the future.

...that aside though, last night's episode was fantastic once again. You know, the more I watch this, the more I just think "how can anyone NOT like Stan?". He has some of the best lines; "take these fake safety inspection certificates, and slap them on anything that looks like a lawsuit". He may be a stock character, but at least he's a good one.

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« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2012, 12:42:48 PM »
Yeah, Stan's a great character.

I agree that Pacifica is getting on my nerves; at least her screentime was minimal in the latest ep.

I think the best part was Mabel losing her mind and spending a month banging her head on the totem pole. That was extremely sad and really funny at the same time.

The show's on another three-week hiatus again, with the next episode being "Fight Fighters" on September 14. After that, it goes on another two week break, with "Little Dipper" on the 28th.

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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2012, 12:45:49 PM »
This show takes too many breaks. :whuh:

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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2012, 12:52:20 PM »
I know. It ruins the mood when I have to hear about the latest Austin & Ally.

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« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2012, 01:54:18 PM »
 :wth:

Why? It's not like they have anything better to put on, and if the episodes are already finished...

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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2012, 06:31:47 PM »
They're probably trying to stretch first season as long as possible. According to Alex Hirsch, season 1 has 21 episodes.

9 episodes has aired, so we're close to the half-way range.

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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2012, 06:36:56 PM »
Stan works a lot better when he is not the focus of the plot, but I am coming around to him as long as he stays in the background and keeps to the one-liners.

I thought the best line was the one about the future laser arm cannon that actually ended up happening at episode's end. There were a lot of clever time jokes and I'm glad they kept it to Dipper and Mabel for it so we didn't get more of Dipper's unrequited love or everyman jerk teenager Robbie.

Robbie is really annoying but I actually liked Wendy's other friends, they should bring them back.
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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2012, 01:22:29 PM »


Pandering: Initiated

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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2012, 01:26:30 PM »
How is that pandering? I don't see it.

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« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2012, 01:30:41 PM »
How is that pandering? I don't see it.
That's Romney. There's no reason to have Romney on the show that doesn't involve pandering.

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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2012, 01:34:53 PM »
Oh, huh, you're right. This show must take place in the 80's or something... didn't recognize him looking so young.

Still not sure how it's pandering to the internet fanbase though. Unless Gravity Falls fanboys are hardcore republicans.