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cyber_turnip

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« Reply #280 on: 01-26-2012 17:58 »
« Last Edit on: 01-26-2012 18:00 »

Wait, Greg Daniels is developing a US remake of 'Friday Night Dinner'?

I'm not sure what to think of this. On one hand, I feel as if 'The Office' hasn't got much time left. Personally, I'm still really enjoying the show but the general consensus seems to be otherwise and I've not really looked into the ratings, but last I checked, they weren't hugely high.

I'd hate it if Dwight left 'The Office', but I'd like to see them attempt to continue the show with a spin-off when it does come to a close. However, a show set entirely on Schrute farm with members of the Schrute family sounds like it could be a bit too whacky for me.

Still, I'm sort of glad to hear this, I suppose.

And why is Greg Daniels developing a US remake of 'Friday Night Dinner'?

Edit - Just saw the "update". So the plan is for Dwight to leave the show, too? This sucks. With him and Michael Scott gone, they'll have nothing. Those were the only two characters I loved. I like all of the others but I need someone else to love. I suppose I have a thing for Erin... maybe that'll keep me happy.
They need to bring Will Arnett back. That'd keep me happy.
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« Reply #281 on: 02-28-2012 21:51 »
« Last Edit on: 02-28-2012 21:59 »

Veep!
No Faze hasn't been in the funny juice again and making weird noises, he is linking you to an upcoming comedy show starring Julia Louis Dreyfuss, Tony Hale, that chick from My Girl films... and some others, about a foul mouthed Vice President!

The trailer also has Gold on The Ceiling by The Black Keys in it so there's another reason to watch it, go go go!

Looks like the guy from UK British satire The Thick Of It is the writer/director, cool.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #282 on: 02-28-2012 21:58 »

Looks pretty funny, thanks Faze.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #283 on: 02-29-2012 05:42 »

It's not the guy from The Thick of It, it's the guy who wrote and directed The Thick of It. The man is Armando Iannucci and he's a genuine comedic genius as anybody who's familiar with The Armando Iannucci Shows, Time Trumpet and televisual masterpiece I'm Alan Partridge can attest.

Veep basically looks like a US remake of The Thick of It but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out.
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« Reply #284 on: 02-29-2012 10:50 »

It's not the guy from The Thick of It, it's the guy who wrote and directed The Thick of It.
That's what I meant, geez you are pedantic.
I knew it wasn't the freaking actor from The Thick Of It on account of how they are two different people.
Geez, man. Geez.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #285 on: 02-29-2012 12:41 »

I didn't know that you knew that.
Gorky

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« Reply #286 on: 02-29-2012 13:27 »

Veep!
No Faze hasn't been in the funny juice again and making weird noises, he is linking you to an upcoming comedy show starring Julia Louis Dreyfuss, Tony Hale, that chick from My Girl films... and some others, about a foul mouthed Vice President!

Holy shit, that is her. I find that highly distracting.

Still, I agree with Josh that this looks pretty good. Too bad I don't have HBO...
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« Reply #287 on: 02-29-2012 15:12 »

ana... chlumsky, or something like that? She's still acting? :googles: ah, she quit acting and just returned to it a few years ago. She looks a lot like Kristen Johnston from 3rd Rock.

also, dan aykroyd is has been talking about a third "my girl" movie since the 2nd came out, no updates in 7 years but "still in production." What is it with aykroyd pushiong so hard to make 3rds of series nobody else seems to want to make?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #288 on: 02-29-2012 15:36 »

It's basically because he doesn't have much of a career.
Gopher

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« Reply #289 on: 02-29-2012 15:42 »

hrm. Went to check his filmography, ran into this.

Quote from: Dan Aykroyd
I am a Spiritualist, a proud wearer of the Spiritualist badge. Mediums and psychic research have gone on for many, many years... Loads of people have seen [spirits], heard a voice or felt the cold temperature. I believe that they are between here and there, that they exist between the fourth and fifth dimension, and that they visit us frequently

... between the fourth and fifth dimension?
 <carter>Everything about that statement is wrong.</carter>
Gorky

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« Reply #290 on: 02-29-2012 16:00 »

also, dan aykroyd is has been talking about a third "my girl" movie since the 2nd came out, no updates in 7 years but "still in production." What is it with aykroyd pushiong so hard to make 3rds of series nobody else seems to want to make?

Maybe he just wants to make out with Jamie Lee Curtis some more?
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« Reply #291 on: 02-29-2012 17:59 »

Akroyd also wants to recast the Venkman role for Ghostbusters 3 so I think we can safely say he's totally batshit looney-tunes. smile
JoshTheater

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« Reply #292 on: 02-29-2012 18:39 »
« Last Edit on: 02-29-2012 18:53 »

Veep!
No Faze hasn't been in the funny juice again and making weird noises, he is linking you to an upcoming comedy show starring Julia Louis Dreyfuss, Tony Hale, that chick from My Girl films... and some others, about a foul mouthed Vice President!

Holy shit, that is her. I find that highly distracting.

Still, I agree with Josh that this looks pretty good. Too bad I don't have HBO...

Learn to torrent? Be a criminal like me!

Akroyd also wants to recast the Venkman role for Ghostbusters 3 so I think we can safely say he's totally batshit looney-tunes. smile

Heh, maybe he'll cast Lorenzo Music, the guy who voiced Venkman on The Real Ghostbusters animated show. Lorenzo Music also voiced classic Garfield for years...and then Bill Murray voiced Garfield in the CGI movie.

It could work? At least as far as the voice goes. tongue
Actually he might be dead...
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« Reply #293 on: 02-29-2012 23:04 »

He's not only merely dad, he's really most sincerely dead

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0615718/
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« Reply #294 on: 03-10-2012 02:55 »

New Dirk Gently episodes started on BBC4 recently, three new ones.
Sweet!
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« Reply #295 on: 04-18-2012 20:05 »

*boomp*

Guest star on Castles latest episode, bound to be funs:
Spacedal11

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« Reply #296 on: 05-05-2012 05:16 »

I've caught up on the last 4 episodes of Bones. Why? Because I wanted to see how the baby story was going. It's...ok. I mean I like the show enough but it is very silly. The introductions where someone discovers the body are kind of ridiculously silly and the storylines themselves aren't really gripping. I like Bones when she's being motherly, I still am greatly irritated by her retarded social skills. Socially awkward doesn't work for her, that's what Sheldon Cooper is for. But other than that it was a fun waste of 3 hours. And Baby Christine is pretty cute.
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« Reply #297 on: 05-08-2012 23:28 »

Castle season 4 iz kaput, and the shippers will be happy and be fapping all over themselves with the ending, I saw it coming (pun intended).
BUT I DID NOT SEE HELO FROM BSG SHOWING UP! big grin
Gorky

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« Reply #298 on: 05-12-2012 14:46 »

Castle season 4 iz kaput, and the shippers will be happy

Not if they ship Ryan and Esposito. I'm sure such fans exist. shifty

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the ending

The juxtaposition of the Castle/Beckett lovin' with that Smith/Maddox confrontation kind of bugged me, mostly because the former scene was really lovely and the latter scene was kind of trite. The episode should've ended with "I'm gonna put Kate Beckett on my dick," not "I'm gonna put Kate Beckett in the ground." Unless Castle's a necrophiliac, I guess...
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« Reply #299 on: 05-12-2012 16:03 »

Maybe he kept some of the zombie makeup from last episode...
I definitely have seen a tumblr dedicated to Ryan and Espositos bromance, filtered gifs of them staring at each other in slomo and such... but I was only there asking for directions away from there! shifty
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« Reply #300 on: 05-16-2012 23:55 »

Awwwww shit! Toonami's back! big grin
Gorky

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« Reply #301 on: 10-30-2012 19:46 »

Anyone else who watches Castle (so, like, Faze) think that the most recent episode was the best one of the season thus far? I was mostly unimpressed with the first four episodes (the premiere was all right, but that's about it), but last night's fucked with my mind so hard (and, like, in a good way). I was thinking it was going to be some lame-ass "It Was All Just a Dream" thing until 3XK showed up; then things got puh-retty dang intense.

Also, last night's episode was the first one this season where I found the Castle/Beckett stuff both emotionally compelling and fun to watch, and where I didn't feel like both characters were poor imitations of their former selves. Seriously who would have guessed they'd be so dang boring as a couple? Beckett in particular seems deflated somehow, too content with her oh-so-perfect love life; I miss bad-ass Beckett, damn it!
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« Reply #302 on: 10-31-2012 02:36 »

Ha, they referenced the Caskett nickname in one of the new episodes too, fan reference!
I've been enjoying it.
Next episode is set in a sci-fi convention... Firefly references in 10... 9... 8...
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« Reply #303 on: 02-19-2013 01:31 »

Booomp!

Has anyone started watching House Of Cards?
Kevin Spacey as a pretty cool political guy up to shenanigans in Washington DC.
AllEggsIn1Basket

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« Reply #304 on: 02-20-2013 21:39 »

No, but I did watch the season finale of Downton Abbey on Monday night.

Kevin Spacey is unsettling to watch. There's just something a little too collected about him to be totally human. It doesn't help that the only movies of his I've seen all the way through are Seven and K-PAX.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #305 on: 02-20-2013 22:59 »

I fully intend to check it out when I sign up for a Netflix account which will be somewhere in the region of when season 4 of Arrested Development appears on the service.

In the meantime, I guess I'll watch the original British series that it's based on. It's on Lovefilm's online service at the minute which I thought was a nice "screw you" to Netflix. (Lovefilm is the UK equivalent of Netflix - DVD rentals and such - and now that Netflix is here in the UK, it's purely an online-content site).
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« Reply #306 on: 02-20-2013 23:10 »

Whaaa?
K-Space is awesome!
OK watch this, it might change your mind:
Spacedal11

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« Reply #307 on: 02-21-2013 01:40 »

Kevin Spacey is all sorts of awesome.
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« Reply #308 on: 02-22-2013 21:59 »

He's one of those people who really gets into characters, which makes him a fantastic actor for unusual or unsettling characters.  Vincent D'Onofrio is a bit like that too.
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« Reply #309 on: 02-24-2013 17:13 »

House Of Cards is so good, he's boss in it, standin' up to the president and being all Machiavellian on people asses.
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« Reply #310 on: 02-24-2013 18:02 »

I haven't seen the US version; I watched the original on the BBC years ago; it was good smile
any1else

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« Reply #311 on: 06-28-2013 03:46 »

I couldn't find a thread on this so I'll just ask in this one, has anybody here watched Orphan Black? It's a drama/sci-fi/awesome show about a chick who discovers she's just one of many clones, and it's the one actress playing, hell, I think there's been at least 6 or 7 different women so far, who knows how many others there'll be. You actually believe they're all a different person, she's good at giving them different behaviours. It's all some big conspiracy thing, fun to watch all the eps back to back. Good find if you're looking for things to replace all the shows that have ended or are ending this year (cry).
Gorky

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« Reply #312 on: 07-28-2013 21:13 »

I just started watching Orange is the New Black, which I am enjoying quite a bit. I mean, you could make a drinking game out of how many times you see nipples, oral sex, masturbation, and urination--but still, it's really well-written, and thus far (I'm on episode four now) I'm digging the narrative device of the what-landed-a-particular-inmate-in-this-hellhole flashbacks. Good stuff.
km73

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« Reply #313 on: 08-04-2013 00:59 »

My God, what a rad show WKRP in Cincinnati was.  Mein God.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #314 on: 08-04-2013 03:06 »

I just started watching Orange is the New Black, which I am enjoying quite a bit. I mean, you could make a drinking game out of how many times you see nipples, oral sex, masturbation, and urination--but still, it's really well-written, and thus far (I'm on episode four now) I'm digging the narrative device of the what-landed-a-particular-inmate-in-this-hellhole flashbacks. Good stuff.

I marathoned that show out two weeks ago. It was very good and I'm looking forward to next season. We should talk about it more on PM.
Anna3000

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« Reply #315 on: 08-04-2013 22:52 »

I couldn't find a thread about this show, so I guess this is the best place to ask, but does anyone else here like Supernatural? I just recently started watching it and am nearly finished with Season 1. I'm really enjoying it so far. The plots seem a bit hit-or-miss, but I love the characters, especially the interaction between Sam and Dean. I particularly appreciate the fact that the "victim of the week"-type characters are treated as more than that and how the show actually makes me feel for the people the brothers come to help even though they're generally only featured in one episode.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #316 on: 08-05-2013 07:25 »

I saw Jared Padalacki (Sam I believe) when I was in San Diego a few weeks ago. I immediately texted my friends who were Supernatural fans to rub it in their faces. I don't watch the show (though if I did I'm sure I'd like it), but I do think that Padalacki is a good looking guy.
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« Reply #317 on: 08-10-2013 17:26 »

Interesting little link I found on facebook:

IMDB Movie Challenge
Tachyon

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« Reply #318 on: 08-10-2013 20:23 »


I really need to get out more. 62. <sigh>

JoshTheater

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« Reply #319 on: 08-10-2013 21:41 »

I had an even 80. There were lots of films I've seen most of the way through but not all that I didn't check though.
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