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Re: TV of 2018

#51 Post by Murdoch » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:25 am

And why do those people not own TV sets? Are they hipsters, they can't afford it, they live in college dorms, or are they simply against it?
I don't own a TV. I do all my watching on a rather large (40") computer monitor, since my Blu-ray player is in my desktop and I otherwise just stream.

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#52 Post by Werewolf by Night » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:44 pm

You don’t have to be a hipster, poor, or “against TV” not to own one. You just have to not care about it, which seems pretty easy to do these days.


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#54 Post by Cameron Swift » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:32 pm

I genuinely had no idea it was still running.

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#55 Post by felipe » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:09 am

Werewolf by Night wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:44 pm
You don’t have to be a hipster, poor, or “against TV” not to own one. You just have to not care about it, which seems pretty easy to do these days.
But 98.9% of American households still own a TV set, right? That's why I assumed that 1% might have specific reasons for not owning one.

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#56 Post by Werewolf by Night » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:48 pm

96.5%, according to that Nielsen report I linked to in one of my posts above. But how many of those people are only using their TVs to watch DVDs, or Netflix, or to play video games? Or only turn it on for the Superbowl or the World Cup or Grand Slam Tennis? Quite a lot, apparently.

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#57 Post by felipe » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:22 pm

Yeah, makes sense, but I still wonder. So 295 million Americans have TV at home but apparently only 30-40 million are watching it on any given night. So I guess 200 mi+ Americans are watching Netflix or maybe reading a book. Some are watching dvds, surely, but I don't think physical media sells that much. And yet, broadcast tv generates so much conversation for something that apparently no one's watching.

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#58 Post by Morbii » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:32 am

I'm one of those that has a TV almost solely for physical media (and it's never been hooked up to the airwaves/cable). In fact, it was only about a year ago that I even got Netflix, and only because it was painless to do so and they had something I wanted to watch!

I generally just buy TV shows that pique my interest. Commercial free and you can see it all at once.... The only problem I guess is potential spoilers.

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#59 Post by denti alligator » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:56 pm

Count me in as someone who has never had "TV." Even when I had an antenna, I didn't use it. Always used it for VHS/DVD/Blu ray.

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#61 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:57 am

While it was otherwise snubbed, the Emmys finally nominated Ted Danson for the Good Place

EDIT: Actually, I see Maya Rudolph was nominated too

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#62 Post by Murdoch » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:23 pm

Two nominations for Alec Berg shows is too many. Silicon Valley has settled into a frustrating formula that feels like the characters are caught in a purgatorial loop of repeating themselves since season two. Barry I've expressed my thoughts on in its designated thread.

I'll keep beating the Search Party drum, although I'm not surprised at it flying by unnoticed. TBS is known for Conan, Family Guy reruns and little else. At least Danson got a nod.

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#63 Post by MongooseCmr » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:05 pm

That’s TBS’s fault then. None of their fairly well received recent originals are streamable anywhere but their site that requires a cable login. Their Tracy Morgan show had lots of ads playing in my local theater before the trailers and we couldn’t find a legal way to watch it without buying a cable subscription

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#64 Post by Murdoch » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:05 pm

TBS's streaming is really terrible. I remember trying to watch a mid-season episode of Search Party only to find it wasn't available on Spectrum on Demand (although the episodes immediately before and after were!) and then going through the awkward process of trying to cast the app from my phone. I wasn't very impressed with Tracy Morgan's new show but it is a shame that the channel's content is so difficult to find for non-cable subscribers.

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#65 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:27 pm

Trailer for Sean Penn-starring the First on Hulu. Looks good, surprised I didn't hear about this before now

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#66 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:32 pm

Sam Rockwell will play Bob Fosse and Michelle Williams Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon for FX, to be written by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Seeing Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell perform this is a bucket list item I never knew I needed checked off

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#68 Post by bearcuborg » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:24 pm

Frasier reboot possible?!

Well, I had always wanted this-but after John Mahoney passing away, I’m not sure I want to live in a world where Martin and Eddie are no longer alive...

Still, I inhaled so deeply that I cracked a rib.

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#69 Post by See Rad » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:04 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:27 pm
Trailer for Sean Penn-starring the First on Hulu. Looks good, surprised I didn't hear about this before now
When audiences and critics complain about Terrence Malick films as "insurance advertisements" or "perfume commercials," the more generous part of me wants to think they've mistaken the greeting card platitudes of his imitators for the real deal. But more often than not those same people see the work of his imitators (the above video, Andrew Dominik, David Lowery, so many others.) and actually like it more!

The subject of this show is of great interest to me, but the style is so derivative it borders on offensive. Why would someone, given the rare opportunity to make a film or TV show, piss it away aping someone else? Shouldn't the content dictate the style? I'll never understand it.

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#70 Post by mfunk9786 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:54 am

Dark Tourist is absolutely terrible. It's seventh rate Louis Theroux (Eighth rate? Ninth?) with none of the human connection or journalistic maturity. I loved the documentary Tickled, the director of which created and leads this docuseries, but if I had to guess based upon this follow-up, that was just a fluke.

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