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cartoonlover27

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« Reply #440 on: 11-27-2013 02:24 »

Any good tips on how to sneak it when she's not around? tongue

Got a VCR?

Nope.
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #441 on: 11-29-2013 03:55 »

 
1
Find out what time the late night show comes on.


2
Stay up that late, or sleep until then and set your clock for ten. If you plan on setting your clock, stick your head and the clock under the pillow so only you hear it. If not, just pretend you're asleep when your parents come out of their room.




3
Turn the TV down low so your parents don't hear the sounds of the TV and then wonder "What is going on in there?" You can imagine the rest.


4
Use channel return. When the show you want is on, turn to a channel that you watch during the day, then turn directly to the program. Then hit channel return on the remote and it should turn back to the other channel with the push of a button. This way you can quickly flip between the two shows if your mom comes in your room.




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Just flip between the two channels when needed and have fun!


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Always have a "kid show" ready for if you hit the previous button so if your mom/dad comes in you can just hit the button and it will come on. Then you can say you "just couldn't fall asleep so decided to watch some TV to make you sleepy" and your parents won't get mad because they'll think you're watching something childish and appropriate.


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Also try searching for episodes on the internet if you can't watch them on tv. Although the creators of the shows don't seem to understand this, you're much more likely to buy their merchandise or episodes on DVD if you have actually been able to watch the show...


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Surf Google to find which episode you want to see, then search under Google videos, or try YouTube.


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One of the most simple things to do is just go on a website on the internet and watch it there. Then delete ALL of your history. If the show has subtitles, watch it without the volume or put the volume really low so you can hear if your parents are coming. When they do come in, pretend to be doing homework
JoshTheater

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« Reply #442 on: 11-29-2013 04:40 »

Or wait until you're older and will probably be able to appreciate the nuances of the show more.
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #443 on: 11-29-2013 04:44 »

 Josh, Josh, Josh, see....me and you can't relate to this because we can watch it, but CL here is in a hell hole and could use some help. She is way more intelligent than most people her age and can fully appreciate Breaking Bad. And I'm not saying this to be nice, she really has a mind that can comprehend things better than most adults.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #444 on: 11-29-2013 05:05 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2013 05:13 »

I'm not saying that she can't appreciate or understand it now, I'm just saying that she will undoubtedly appreciate it more when she's older. Hell, even I'll probably appreciate it more as I get older and certain aspects of the show become more relevant to me. I was a lot smarter than my peers at her age but I can still only imagine what I'd be missing if I tried to watch a show this complicated and adult-oriented back then. Hell, there are even jokes in The Simpsons that only recently have become funny to me, and that was my favorite show as a kid.

If she really does consider herself in a "hell hole" just because she can't watch a television show, though, then she really is too young to fully appreciate it. I'm going to assume those are your words and not hers, though.

Anyway, if you really want to watch it CL, just learn to torrent. It's really, really easy. Way way better than ShinyMetal's plan to watch reruns sneakily at night on television while being paranoid and switching back and forth between channels, which will absolutely ruin your viewing experience and ability to take in the events of the show. And that's assuming any channel even plays reruns in order currently, which I'm pretty sure they don't.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #445 on: 11-29-2013 05:29 »

She is way more intelligent than most people her age and can fully appreciate Breaking Bad. And I'm not saying this to be nice, she really has a mind that can comprehend things better than most adults.

I'm not saying this to be nasty, but even being more intelligent than most fifteen-year-olds doesn't necessarily mean that somebody is very intelligent at all.

I mean, a fifteen-year-old of higher than average intelligence could be expected to install a torrent client, download an episode, rename the file extension so that it looks like a DLL or something, hide it in the windows folder or on a flash drive (which has the advantage of being portable), and make sure that the software they downloaded it with didn't appear on the desktop or in the start menu (as well as making sure that it would only start when requested, and using both "private" browsing and an anonymiser to retrieve torrent links).*

The programme can then be watched whenever the intelligent fifteen-year-old has an hour to themselves.

If CL27 was really that smart, I'd imagine that this would be how she approached watching anything prohibited by her parents. Somebody with such a special mind should surely be running rings around the adults who are making her life into a living hell by refusing to let her watch a TV show full of assorted criminal acts, violence, and general depravity.

Not that any of this should be considered a hint. CL27 really ought to respect the wishes of her parents. It'll teach her humility, which she's going to need if her brain really does turn out to be supercharged.

*Don't do that though. It's illegal.
Beamer

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« Reply #446 on: 11-29-2013 05:35 »

Yeah, I used to change the extension type, zip it, put in a hidden folder and then hide within multiple sub-folders with perfectly innocent labels. And I was 14 at the time, so take that, whoever! tongue

I'm not saying that she can't appreciate or understand it now, I'm just saying that she will undoubtedly appreciate it more when she's older. Hell, even I'll probably appreciate it more as I get older and certain aspects of the show become more relevant to me. I was a lot smarter than my peers at her age but I can still only imagine what I'd be missing if I tried to watch a show this complicated and adult-oriented back then. Hell, there are even jokes in The Simpsons that only recently have become funny to me, and that was my favorite show as a kid.

I could not agree with this more. Especially when it comes to a show as nuanced as Breaking Bad.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #447 on: 11-29-2013 05:42 »

Yeah, I used to change the extension type, zip it, put in a hidden folder and then hide within multiple sub-folders with perfectly innocent labels. And I was 14 at the time, so take that, whoever!

We're talking about Breaking Bad. Not forty-seven gigabytes of hardcore Swedish pornography starring two people who barely know each other but will find out after the sex that they're related. Which is, I assume, what the average fourteen-year-old downloads in Australia.
Beamer

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« Reply #448 on: 11-29-2013 05:51 »

You're close, except they actually find out before the sex.
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #449 on: 11-29-2013 16:56 »


I completely agree with Josh and Tnuk here, her being extremely smart may have been an exaggeration. She, as well as most, can appreciate the show more as they get older. Her respecting her parents wishes is most likely not going to happen though, as the same goes more most teens in their early years or late years. I for one still wedge my around my parents best interests for me. Anywho, I think this is a question CL could have used google for.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #450 on: 11-29-2013 17:01 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2013 17:05 »

Problem solved. Maybe.
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #451 on: 11-29-2013 17:05 »

 Zere ve go, ze problem is solved. This goes for a celebration, WHOOOO. Now if only CL27 was here herself.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #452 on: 11-29-2013 18:36 »

Isn't that exactly what you said? Like I pointed out, 1) that's a terrible way to watch a show as involved as Breaking Bad, and 2) I'm pretty sure there aren't any channels showing reruns of the show in order at the moment.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #453 on: 11-29-2013 18:42 »

I didn't even read the whole article, honestly. I've just found Wikihow to be helpful in the past.

Anyway, I think you should wait until you're older to watch Breaking Bad, CL27. I know that you're smarter than most people of your age group, but believe me, you'll be able to appreciate it much more as you age.
FYP

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« Reply #454 on: 12-05-2013 02:38 »

I'm not saying that she can't appreciate or understand it now, I'm just saying that she will undoubtedly appreciate it more when she's older. Hell, even I'll probably appreciate it more as I get older and certain aspects of the show become more relevant to me. I was a lot smarter than my peers at her age but I can still only imagine what I'd be missing if I tried to watch a show this complicated and adult-oriented back then. Hell, there are even jokes in The Simpsons that only recently have become funny to me, and that was my favorite show as a kid.

If she really does consider herself in a "hell hole" just because she can't watch a television show, though, then she really is too young to fully appreciate it. I'm going to assume those are your words and not hers, though.

Anyway, if you really want to watch it CL, just learn to torrent. It's really, really easy. Way way better than ShinyMetal's plan to watch reruns sneakily at night on television while being paranoid and switching back and forth between channels, which will absolutely ruin your viewing experience and ability to take in the events of the show. And that's assuming any channel even plays reruns in order currently, which I'm pretty sure they don't.

Like you not getting South Park was censored for a minute or so.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #455 on: 12-06-2013 22:21 »
« Last Edit on: 12-06-2013 22:23 »

Guys, can I explain?  Tnuk pointed out that if I was so smart I would download off of a torrent site, which I do, but they go through my ipod which is the only thing with Internet on it in our house I am allowed to use. That being said, if I downloaded episodes, my mom would find them when she goes through my ipod at night. This could be solved by watching then deleting, but she goes through everything, including my download history. You don't understand how crazy my mom and stepdad are.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #456 on: 12-06-2013 23:13 »
« Last Edit on: 12-07-2013 20:01 »

Guys, can I explain?  Tnuk pointed out that if I was so smart I would download off of a torrent site, which I do, but they go through my ipod which is the only thing with Internet on it in our house I am allowed to use.

Do they go through your friends' download histories as well? Do they supervise you when using computers in other houses or at school? Can your iPod stream episodes from a PC? Yes, by the way, it can.

The solution is to either be creative and stop thinking that you're boxed in by these rules when the only ones they limit are your parents - they're limited to checking your iPod and its download history.

You can re-title to "The Simpsons" and stream episodes from a friend's computer (if you can find a willing friend). A flash drive would be a huge advantage to you too. Many modern TVs will accept a flash drive and allow you to play videos that are stored there.

Or, y'know, you could accept and respect the boundaries that your parents have set and not indulge in acts of rebellion for the sake of a television show. Depending on whether or not you think getting to watch Breaking Bad is worth sabotaging such trust as your parents have in you at this stage of your life.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #457 on: 12-06-2013 23:46 »

^ Okay. I totally understand where you're coming from. I honestly think I'll just wait it out for a year or so, and then maybe I'll see about watching it. Thanks for the help, tnuk. It's best not to destroy the little trust they have in me anyway.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #458 on: 12-07-2013 19:41 »

You should tell them to fuck off, though. To their faces.
any1else

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« Reply #459 on: 12-08-2013 10:36 »

Nyeah...sounds like a bit of parenting overkill, checking your ipod every night. I get that things are more easily accessible these days, and that they are perhaps a little more graphic than they were when I was a teenager, but long before the internet young boys were getting their hands on porno mags, so I don't see why somebody in their mid-teens should have such a hard time trying to watch a show that really explores a lot of the morals they try unsuccessfully to teach a lot of kids during high school.

Why are you even allowed to own an ipod at all if you can't choose what goes on it? Why don't they just strap you to a chair with your eyelids held open and force you to watch re-runs of Sesame Street?
tyraniak

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« Reply #460 on: 01-28-2014 18:16 »

http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/01/27/better-call-saul-jonathan-banks/

So, Mike's gonna be a big part of it, too
DannyJC13

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« Reply #461 on: 01-28-2014 20:02 »

Glad to hear, Mike is awesome. big grin
tyraniak

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« Reply #462 on: 02-24-2014 19:09 »

http://posterology.tumblr.com/tagged/Breaking+Bad/chrono/

This is pretty sweet
Spacedal11

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« Reply #463 on: 02-26-2014 07:27 »

I'm late to this party as is per usual but as far as shows go I'm trying to get through at least one season of a new show before I move on to another. So I got through season one of House of Cards and it was either gonna be Breaking Bad, Supernatural, or Veronica Mars next. I'm opting for Breaking Bad because it's seasons are shorter than Supernatural and Veronica Mars isn't on Netflix. I'm only on episode 2 and I can tell you now that I already like this show infinitely better than House of Cards.

Walter Jr. breaks my heart. That scene in the goodwill or whatever where those guys are laughing at him actually made me cry.
Beamer

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« Reply #464 on: 02-26-2014 08:28 »

I already like this show infinitely better than House of Cards.

A lot of things are infinitely better than House of Cards. roll eyes

Although I am jealous of the fact that you actually have the ability to watch many, many Breaking Bad episodes for the first time... You're in for one hell of a ride!
JoshTheater

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« Reply #465 on: 02-26-2014 18:30 »
« Last Edit on: 02-26-2014 18:36 »

I already like this show infinitely better than House of Cards.

A lot of things are infinitely better than House of Cards. roll eyes

Not really...I would say House of Cards is a top-tier show and one of the best dramas out there right now. But ya, Breaking Bad is definitely on a higher level.
Beamer

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« Reply #466 on: 02-27-2014 02:51 »

House of Cards is far from bad, but it's a bit one-note for my liking. Kevin Spacey wants to get his way, but X is stopping him. Threats/blackmail occur, X reluctantly gives in, Kevin Spacey gets his way. Rinse and repeat. It's also far too pulpy and over-the-top to seriously be considered as some sort of realistic depiction of politics - which I don't think it actually tries to be, but for some reason, people keep treating it like one...

It's a fun show, and it's good at what it does, but I wouldn't go as far as to call it a top-tier show. Or even "one of the best dramas out there right now," given that it premiered the same year as Orange is the New Black, Banshee, The Americans and Masters of Sex (not to mention the fact that Mad Men and Justified are still running).
JoshTheater

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« Reply #467 on: 02-27-2014 06:32 »

I would agree that it's pulpy and over-the-top, but to me that just makes it fun. I can't argue that it has a certain formula, but the details of how the formula works changes so unpredictably that it's still a blast to watch. What qualifies it as a top-tier show to me is just how clever the writing is, regardless of how well it only functions within its own universe. As far as it not being a realistic depiction of politics, I would agree that it's certainly a very exaggerated fictional take on it, but it gets other points for realism in how it incorporates relevant issues and events. The writers have clearly done a lot of research and try to approach things as realistically as possible, even if the way that the characters interact is more melodramatic and calculated.
Beamer

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« Reply #468 on: 02-27-2014 07:47 »

I would agree that it's pulpy and over-the-top, but to me that just makes it fun.

Oh, I love pulpy and over-the-top (hell, I cited Banshee in my list of great current-running dramas, and that show is pulpy and over-the-top to a point where it almost redefines the terms), but I find it a little jarring when incorporated into political drama... It's the same problem I had with Boss.

Again, House of Cards IS a good show, in terms of being watchable and entertaining - and Spacey's always great - but I certainly don't think it's as substantial or well-crafted as some of the other shows around today (particularly when brought up in a thread about Breaking Bad, of all things). I feel about it much in the same way I do about Boardwalk Empire - if it weren't for the fact that we're in the golden age of television, these shows would be the cream of the crop. But in comparison to the standards these other shows have set, they consistently remain in a "good but not great" zone, at least in my opinion.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #469 on: 02-28-2014 03:39 »

I guess I just took exception to the notion that there are so many programs out there that are infinitely better...seemed like an exaggeration to me. That said though, I don't watch as much television as you do...I've never seen Banshee, The Americans, Masters Of Sex, Justified, or Boardwalk Empire.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #470 on: 02-28-2014 06:03 »

The Americans is great, I've only seen the pilot of Masters of Sex because I don't have Showtime but GOD I wish I did because that was a great show.
Beamer

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« Reply #471 on: 02-28-2014 06:08 »

It's a shame that having Showtime is the only possible way one will ever be able to see it. frown
totalnerduk

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« Reply #472 on: 03-02-2014 06:06 »

I thought this was mildly interesting.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #473 on: 03-02-2014 09:05 »

Season one is done bitch. I love Jesse. That is all for now.
Beamer

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« Reply #474 on: 03-02-2014 11:29 »

Season one is done bitch. I love Jesse.

Good thing they didn't go with their originally-planned ending for season one... eek
DannyJC13

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« Reply #475 on: 03-02-2014 17:37 »


I thought that was strangely awesome.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #476 on: 03-02-2014 22:29 »

Season one is done bitch. I love Jesse.

Good thing they didn't go with their originally-planned ending for season one... eek

Oh yeah he was supposed to die wasn't he?
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #477 on: 03-03-2014 00:47 »

Looks like the writers' strike alone can't ruin a series. Looking at you, Heroes.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #478 on: 05-22-2014 17:02 »
« Last Edit on: 05-24-2014 00:01 »

I started watching Breaking Bad, by which I mean I'm in season two now. It's better idea than I expected, but maybe not so interesting. It's even more "painful" to watch Walter trying to hide his actions than those seemingly desperate moments in Prison Break. I do like the foreshadowing in the beginning of episodes and things seem to get more complex now, I'm very intrigued to see how this ends.

...And shit just got real in the end of season two.
tyraniak

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« Reply #479 on: 07-01-2014 20:57 »

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=41426

I've got a really bad feeling about this
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