Television Thread (NO ANIME ALLOWED)

Artie bucco gets hit by a fountain drink and runs and locks himself in the car

@“yeso”#p159757 reports say he returned to the scene of the protest hours later asking “que c‘est que c’est? message machine broken?”

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@“MoH”#p159310 another thing i really love is when tony goes what am i, a fuckin toxic person or somethin?

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Lmao I kinda thought you were paraphrasing here

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@“MegaSigil”#p159427 I actually find all the human drama and performances in this probably more compelling than anything in the actual films in the MonsterVerse but if there is some kind of central idea or viewpoint being communicated by the story those performances are telling, I’m not exactly sure what it is.

This was dismissive and I take it back. It’s about people sacrificing relationships with their children in service to their careers, perpetuating cycles of loneliness and obsession from one generation to the next. Most of the time. There’s one character whose arc mostly seems to be about setting up that ||someday an evil corporation will create Mechagodzilla.||

Watched the last episode. I sure like that Kurt Russell.

More Sopranos posting, just an exchange I found very funny:

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@“Gaagaagiins”#p160177 sometimes it’s about joyfully participating in the sorrows of the world

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Just burst out laughing at Chris Moltisanti saying a Muslim criminal associate of his can’t be a member of Al-Qaeda because his family owns an English Springer Spaniel. They really wrote the hell out of this show

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not to bring an*me into this thread but is this true?

https://twitter.com/Srirachachau/status/1780609013388099868

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Actually I have now decided that The Sopranos sucks

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My partner and I watched the show for the first time not that long ago and we screamed like coyotes when we saw him. I lunged at the TV

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Keep that killer instinct against Lin Manuel Miranda cameos honed… you never know when you might need it (well I guess you can know by looking over his filmography, but that would require navigating to his wikipedia page, which you are clearly above having to do)

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having some trouble with Shogun because the main english guy looks and also talks a bit like Peter O’hanraha-hanrahan and it’s distracting

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Unfortunately, the pen is kinda undeniable on this one. There’s some really good writing here. I was very resistant to watching it for years bc the Lena Dunham-ness of it all, but every gay person I know online decided to watch the show over the past couple months and the inertia of that finally got to me.

Incredibly solid first season. I’m on the fifth season now and over time I’ve developed more quibbles with it (two of the titular Girls are pretty underwritten compared to the other two, which I think the show is lesser for) but it’s been a very pleasant watch overall. I also liked this Jia Tolentino article describing her similar feelings toward the show before and after watching it

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agreed, an unfortunately good show

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I say this with love and no small amount of self awareness that I am a pot calling the kettle black, but, do you have any normal interests?

P.S. - I am actually just jealous that I haven’t gotten into Alan Partridge yet, Coogan has done no wrong–wait, I better check to make sure he hasn’t fallen from grace and succumbed to the Labor Right anti-woke TERF mind virus in that farcical ass country–alright, looks like we’re in the clear there

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time stamped

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Sorry folks, The Wire is ultimately still better than The Sopranos, in my opinion

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what makes you think so

Probably just a preference thing for me. The Wire is more concerned narratively with social and civil issues and I find that more zoomed out approach more interesting.

The Wire doesn’t have a Gandolfini though, I’ll say that

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It’s fascinating to hear that Girls is doing the rounds right now–I was 25 when it came out and my friends and I were absolutely enraptured because it felt shockingly, startlingly true to our lived experience in a way that shows centered around women had never been for us (us being twenty-something white women like the main cast) before.

And then the rest of the culture seemed to firebomb the show into rubble in service of…I’m still not quite sure.

It’s nice to see that it’s getting a bit of a re-evaluation!

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