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Re: The Official TV Thread
« Reply #1410 on: October 18, 2017, 05:42:37 PM »

I'm a huge fan of Zodiac which probably bodes well for liking this sort of thing from Fincher but generally speaking I find serial killers/the mental profiling of serial killers to be one of the most played out/least interesting things in entertainment so while I'll probably give it a shot at some point I haven't yet.
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« Reply #1411 on: October 18, 2017, 06:14:05 PM »
I like it so far (2 episodes in). Itís like a prequel to all those now standard crime procedurals that leverage criminal profiling. I enjoy watching the interpretation of that time periodís zeitgeist through the lens of those procedural tropes (and watching them get subverted by the very fact they donít exist yet). Itís buddy cop comedy without the action and a more understated funny.

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« Reply #1412 on: October 18, 2017, 07:01:23 PM »
I like it so far (2 episodes in). Itís like a prequel to all those now standard crime procedurals that leverage criminal profiling.

Yeah, although it's funny in that it's a genre that includes lots of more mainstream standard procedurals but also more prestige-y stuff(Hannibal, Luther, Dexter to some extent).

Which again isn't necessarily a bad thing, but there is a ton of it out there.
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« Reply #1413 on: October 20, 2017, 12:11:48 PM »
Yeah, although it's funny in that it's a genre that includes lots of more mainstream standard procedurals but also more prestige-y stuff(Hannibal, Luther, Dexter to some extent).

Which again isn't necessarily a bad thing, but there is a ton of it out there.

I'd like to blame Sherlock Holmes for this, because the formula extends beyond serial killing and into rote procedural drama with an abrasive savant chaperoned by a capable but exasperated partner.

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« Reply #1414 on: October 21, 2017, 02:09:04 PM »
I know this is a bit old, but if anyone feels the need for some irreverence and subversive anime, hit up One-Punch Man.
Howany seasons are there now?
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« Reply #1415 on: October 21, 2017, 02:11:21 PM »
Yeah, although it's funny in that it's a genre that includes lots of more mainstream standard procedurals but also more prestige-y stuff(Hannibal, Luther, Dexter to some extent).

Which again isn't necessarily a bad thing, but there is a ton of it out there.

I'd like to blame Sherlock Holmes for this, because the formula extends beyond serial killing and into rote procedural drama with an abrasive savant chaperoned by a capable but exasperated partner.
Im really enjoying it. Its really captivating and it's a period in history that I don't really see much (late 70s). The aesthetic of the show is fantastic imo as well.
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« Reply #1416 on: October 21, 2017, 02:59:49 PM »
I know this is a bit old, but if anyone feels the need for some irreverence and subversive anime, hit up One-Punch Man.
Howany seasons are there now?

Just one out so far. Second one is in the works.

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« Reply #1417 on: November 15, 2017, 03:26:15 PM »
Anybody else notice that 80's cartoon super villians lacked the ability to plan and the motivation to see their plan through?

Take Skeletor in He-Man for example.  I can only imagine what his planning sessions must have been like.

Skeletor:  ..... and then the boulder falls on He-Man and that is the end of him.

Beast-Man:  What's plan B boss?

Skeletor:  Plan B?  There's no plan B.  We follow Plan A.  Plan A is sound.  It's all we need.

Beast-Man:  Yeah but boss, it's He-Man.  He's in a group called the "Masters of the Universe".  I'm not sure a boulder is going to do it.
 
Skeletor:  Listen your name is Beast-Man.  Beast is literally in your name.

Beast-Man:  Yeah, so?

Skeletor:  So I need less Beast-Man, and more Beast-Mode when it comes to Plan A okay?  We can knock this plan out of the park.

Beast-Man:  I see what you did there.

Skeletor:   It's called effective leadership.  Start picking up tips and some day, you can run your own group to take down He-Man, and all you will need is a good Plan A.

And then, you know what would happen?  The boulder would miss or He-Man would catch it, and they were all like "Oh No!!! The plan has failed, run away!!!!"  And then the next week they would have an entirely new plan.  I mean at least look at the previous plan and maybe build on it.  One boulder didn't work, why not try two?  Maybe a boulder with sticks in it? 

And then you have a villain like Megatron.  The Decepticons would be at some plant they converted over to making energon cubes, and the Autobots would show up.  First off, the statement/question "The Autobots!!!! Where did they come from?" would get uttered.  Really?  You couldn't see the plumes of dust billowing over the desert as they "rolled out" to meet you?  Maybe setup a lookout or something.  You have freakin' transforming planes at your disposal.  Then the Autobots would blow up one of the energon cubes, and Megatron would lose his nerve and start yelling "One of the energon cubes was destroyed!!!! RETREAT!!!".  Like I get that you have to have a certain level of perfectionism to get to the level of leader of a evil militant group from another planet trying to occupy earth, but maybe institute a percent error in your plan or something.  You know, draw some inspiration from the quote "Perfection is unattainable, but through striving for perfection, excellence is achieved", or a hanging cat picture that says "Hang in there". 

No wonder our generation has trouble with seeing things through.  Q3 report due?  Just dodge it.  It'll go away.  Can't meet all of your monthly goals?  Just go home.   
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Re: The Official TV Thread
« Reply #1417 on: November 15, 2017, 03:26:15 PM »