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« Reply #90 on: May 21, 2017, 02:14:41 am »
Omg, dude, not another fucking forum ... I got my hands full with this one. And I don't want to hear all the crying and whining about how "bad" the second season was. I, admittedly a member of a very small group, loved the second season as well ( for those who don't know, this is an "anthology" series like Fargo where each season is a completely unique story with new characters - so, no, it doesn't "ruin" the first if you don't like it ). It's what I call ( just made this up now ), the "false chronology error" whereby the order of things impacts your perception of them individually. If the second season came first, I believe it would have been well received. But since it wasn't the epic masterpiece of the first season, then it has to suck, right? The first season was a gem of extreme rare quality - something that SHOULD be hard to duplicate given its high art ( anyone guess the reference? anyone? ). The second season was great, Vince Vaughn was a demon, loved it - but yes, no, it was not as good as the first, which very few tv shows out there are as good as the first season of True Detective - so it's FALSE to compare the two. I ramble, sorry, but you hit a nerve, LOL.
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« Reply #91 on: May 21, 2017, 12:15:06 pm »
"The Forum Of Interesting Things" is rat cheer on TSA! You should see it on the TSA home page. Or plug in "True Detective" in the search bar (upper left of TSA home page). Find it, you will. Trust in you, I have, yessss.
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« Reply #92 on: May 21, 2017, 07:10:33 pm »
Just read this entire thread ... phew! No mention of True Detective? The first season was AMAZING. I liked the second season as well, but wasn't well received.

True Detective on HBO -- If you like Bakker, you'll probably like this. Only like 20,000 page views ;).

I didn't bother to watch Black Sails for fear they would cancel that too - but see some enthusiasm for the show in this thread, so maybe I'll check it out.

I thought the first couple seasons of BS were good. Haven't watched the last two yet.

Luther awesome ( didn't know Idris was British, LOL )

Have you seen RockNRolla?

Loved all these ( got tired of typing awesome ): Dexter, The Shield, The Wire, The Fall, Goliath, Queer as Folk, Penny Dreadfull, Preacher, Mr. Robot, Taboo, Hand of God, The Leftovers, Sherlock, The Killing, Boardwalk Empire, Ripper Street, Lost.

Those are all pretty good shows: The Shield, The Wire, and, maybe, Lost being in a different category. You should watch Peaky Blinders. Also, we have a Sons of Anarchy thread around here somewhere.

Omg, dude, not another fucking forum ... I got my hands full with this one.

I think BFK meant another sub-forum ;).

And I don't want to hear all the crying and whining about how "bad" the second season was.

I honestly don't think we talked about it much. I know FB and I liked the second season. The first one had a couple special things going for it, like Fukunaga directing all the episodes, the choice of equipment, the online fervour, the base novelty.

You and FB should talk, you both have excellent taste in television.
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« Reply #93 on: May 21, 2017, 10:36:34 pm »
So, caught up on BCS, excellent show and I have no problem with the BB cameos. Others on the interests have bitched and moaned about them. But, hey, what else is the interwebs for, amirite?

Going off of TH, FB and Madness rec's in gonna start True detective tonight and see what all the hub bub is about. I trust well in y'alls taste. Don't let me down.
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« Reply #94 on: May 21, 2017, 11:49:16 pm »
BK: I'll find that thread, thought you were talking about something outside of TSA forum, thanks.

Mad: Never heard of RockNRolla, will check it out.

Mad: Sons of Anarchy - didn't try it since I don't give a shit about bikers, but you say it's good stuff?

MSJ: I will bet my family's lives that you will love TD ( not mine, though - my instinct for self preservation is remarkable, the cowards credo  :D )
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« Reply #95 on: May 21, 2017, 11:53:39 pm »
MSJ: I will bet my family's lives that you will love TD ( not mine, though - my instinct for self preservation is remarkable, the cowards credo  :D )

From your guys advice, review and such I think I will too. Love a good murder mystery and hear this is one of best all-time. Hopefully get a few in tonight and will post my thoughts tomorrow.
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« Reply #96 on: May 22, 2017, 12:52:46 am »
BK: I'll find that thread, thought you were talking about something outside of TSA forum, thanks.

I linked you the thread in the top of my last post ;).

Mad: Never heard of RockNRolla, will check it out.

Standard Guy Ritchie fare but it features Elba, Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy, and Mark Strong on the edge of them getting famous.

Mad: Sons of Anarchy - didn't try it since I don't give a shit about bikers, but you say it's good stuff?

It's The Shield from a biker narrative. I did grow up loving biker biographies so that might have biased me but it's one of the writers from the Shield and it's... very similar in terms of how they construct the narrative. Plus lots of cameos by various actors from the Shield which gives it a nice reunion feel.

EDIT: Even Chiklis in one of the latter seasons now that I think about it.

From your guys advice, review and such I think I will too. Love a good murder mystery and hear this is one of best all-time. Hopefully get a few in tonight and will post my thoughts tomorrow.

Maybe revive the TD thread I linked TH in my last post.

EDIT: I've been thinking about rewatching it.
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« Reply #97 on: June 04, 2017, 01:30:45 am »
TH, so I've watched the 1st 4 episodes of The Handmaids Tale and its really interesting. I like dystopian settings and this one is different than the usual fare. I just want to see a little more about is what going on with war.
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« Reply #98 on: June 04, 2017, 11:21:13 am »
Let us know if it's any good when you're done ( always on the look out to increase the size of my television viewing experience - something I'm proud of and maybe the one thing I'm besting the rest of you fine chaps - though I haven't started Peaky Blinders yet ). Have you descended ( read: ascended ) into the True Detective human horror drama yet?
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« Reply #99 on: June 04, 2017, 08:46:08 pm »
Let us know if it's any good when you're done ( always on the look out to increase the size of my television viewing experience - something I'm proud of and maybe the one thing I'm besting the rest of you fine chaps - though I haven't started Peaky Blinders yet ). Have you descended ( read: ascended ) into the True Detective human horror drama yet?

Not yet. Gonna finish up Handmaid's tonight, then onto True Detective.

ETA: TH I thought you rec'd The Handmaids Tale to me..maybe it was BK.
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« Reply #100 on: June 04, 2017, 11:24:10 pm »
No, wasn't me, haven't seen it. Beard likes it? I'll have to put it on the list. It's good you're delaying TD ... the longer you wait, the longer it's a new experience for you. But I have to say, I loved it just as much the 2nd go around. Let me know if you want the upshot of what's going on before viewing, I'll private message you - nothing that gives anything away, just the timeline threw me and I had to start over after the 3rd episode to figure it out ( not supposed to be something confusing ).
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« Reply #101 on: June 05, 2017, 02:04:30 am »
ETA: TH I thought you rec'd The Handmaids Tale to me..maybe it was BK.
No, wasn't me, haven't seen it. Beard likes it? I'll have to put it on the list.
Hey guys, it wasn't me who recommended The Handmaid's Tale. Not interested. Not a fan of the Atwood novel.
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« Reply #102 on: June 05, 2017, 05:14:52 pm »
Beard, you have sex freak written all over you - big time, you're into The Handmaid's Tale ...  ;D
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« Reply #103 on: June 05, 2017, 05:52:21 pm »
Beard, you have sex freak written all over you - big time, you're into The Handmaid's Tale ...  ;D
Lmao, Tao! I'll have my lawyer look into the libel laws, but you're probably on safe ground. Truth is a very effective defense in any libel action, so......I might as well get back to the crazy-sexy parts of TSA. Hot stuff!
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« Reply #104 on: June 05, 2017, 10:40:42 pm »
Lawyer?!?! Yikes!

I take it back! I take it back!

Or ... according to Bakker's dog book, everything is about sex, so we're all sex freaks ... but, according to his brain book, it's just evolution fucking with us and has no significance beyond species enduring. That all said, The Handmainden's Tale sounds like a porn title in 2 senses: the title ( the HAND maiden's tale ) and the whole "I think I'll fuck the maid today" popular porn story ( though, I wouldn't know for sure, of course - it's what people are telling me ).
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