T.V. shows you've been watching

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  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    I don't get the hate for War Zone, it nailed the over the top gore and dark humor of Garth Ennis' run of the punisher. Stevenson was an excellent Punisher. I will say that the new netflix series has some good War Zone esque moments but generally sticks to a more serious tone. There's one scene where he cuts off a guys head, throws it at his friends and has a grenade taped to the head. That made me laugh so hard since that's something Ennis would write.
     
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    But, Punisher isn't a character who should be hilarious, he's meant to be a character who you admire for what he is, but know that if he existed in the real world he'd be an absolute nightmare
     
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    It's not that he's hilarious, it's more the quips he'd make on occasion and the very dark humor that was found in the netflix series/War Zone/Ennis' writing. One of my favorite examples from the comics is when this journalist is trying to blackmail frank and follows him around as he kills mafia members, interviewing him/filming the process. Basically he ends up getting horrifically injured in almost every engagement while frank walks away unscathed. It builds to an absurd level of stubbornness/dedication to the story that ends up with him accidentally falling into a wood chipper. Another one that sticks in my brain is the sewer midget mafia issue. Basically frank and wolverine partly team up and kill a pile of midget mobsters down in the sewers. The whole thing is absolutely insane, bordering on the point of absurdity, which is why I love it.
     
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    Just finished the new AHS....this has been the worst season yet for me
     
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    walking dead is limping along like a half decomposed zombie corpse . going nowhere and doing nothing in particular
     
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    "Dark" on Netflix. It's kind of like a darker, German version of Stranger Things. It's very interesting and has had my attention these past couple of nights.
     
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    been watching sword art online. I really dig the idea of an mmo where if you die in-game and you die irl. I know the idea has been done before but the characterization is pretty good and it puts enough tweaks on rpg ideas to be interesting imo.
     
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    mongey SS.org Regular

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    finished off star trek discovery . It was ok . I'd say overall a watchable 6/10 .If I didn't commute every day I wouldn't have bothered getting all through it
     
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    mongey SS.org Regular

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    walking dead mid season finale. horrible. this show is officially dead . writers should just give up and save face. they obviously have no ideas left
     
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    you should check out the orville, it's basically what would happen if star trek had a comedy slant.
     
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    Yeah, killing well liked people on the show is ridiculous. I mean I get that they can't always just kill off people that showed up two episodes ago or aren't well liked, but killing off a popular character two seasons in a row, plus the rehashing of the whole Governor idea more than once smacks of "we totally have zero fucking clue what to do anymore."
     
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    yeah. Its not even character killing for me . the story line is so just convoluted and moronic with characters doing things that really make no sense
     
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    I watched The Punisher on Netflix and it was great. Seemed a bit tiring and somewhat cliche in the beginning, but it really picks up the pace quickly. I was surprised at the amount of violence in a show with the "Marvel" name on it. It felt morbidly good. :lol: The fight scenes were great. If there is one superpower I gathered that Frank Castle has, is his ability to take a near-death beating and be fine the day after. :lol:

    I'm also currently watching the new season of The Crown. I still find it a fascinating show. Pacing seems quite a bit slower this time, but somewhat more maturely written. 5 episodes in and I still miss John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill. I hope he shows up later.

    I'm still watching Parks and Recreation. It just gets funnier.

    I detested that show. Really cool idea and lots of potential with great music and visuals, but it was all wasted on irritating tropes and writing seemingly done by a horny 16-year old... oh wait, that's exactly what happened. Ironically, it was still a very entertaining show to watch. I guess I loved hating it, especially the second half, and particularly towards the end of it.
     
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    NotDonVito a.k.a Don Vito 2011-2016 master shitposter

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    Ye' summon the ANIME THREAD.

    I agree with everything Alberto said about SAO, and I would still keep watching it. It's a fun show where you don't have to think about anything. Just enjoy Kirito building his harem of 16 year old girls and being perfect all the time.
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    SAO? Oh yeah I remembered that. I more or less crucified it with a wall of text in the anime thread. :lol:

    .hack//Sign did the theme of being trapped in an MMORPG so much better before it.
     
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