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Jezzem

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« Reply #160 on: 04-23-2016 15:00 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2016 15:01 »

I've been keeping up, Jawsh! I think it's been an alright season so far. I thought The Two Hundred was a really fun episode but I kind of wish they'd done something more with the 200th episode than just made it a crazy non-canon adventure.

Also I quite enjoyed The Unincludeds too.

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cyber_turnip

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« Reply #161 on: 05-05-2016 12:28 »

I'm still watching and enjoying it. It's not what it once was, but it's still generally pretty good.

And "The Unincludeds" was the best episode since the show moved to TBS.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #162 on: 05-20-2016 00:55 »

And "The Unincludeds" was the best episode since the show moved to TBS.

I think you meant to say "Daesong Heavy Industries II: Return To Innocence".

Holy shit, I'm still laughing.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #163 on: 05-27-2016 11:53 »

Given that that episode hadn't aired when I made my comment...

...you're right. I did mean it.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #164 on: 05-27-2016 11:54 »

I dunno. "The Unincludeds" was one of few TBS episodes with a genuinely interesting, well-written, well-formed storyline to back up the humour.

Most of the recent episodes are funny; it's just that the plotting seems to have taken a bit of a hit lately and I didn't really feel like "Daesong Heavy Industries" was an exception to that.
Beamer

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« Reply #165 on: 06-01-2016 03:38 »

This season's been pretty great so far, save from the last few episodes, which I found somewhat mediocre.  I particularly enjoyed The Two Hundred, The Unincludeds and the LARPing episode.

The worst so far would probably be the Daesong Heavy Industries two parter, which was a huuuuge swing and a miss for me - especially the second part, which just cycled through three dull one-note plots without any real narrative focus beyond it, AND had virtually nothing to do with the first part, which made me wonder why they even bothered making it a two parter to begin with.

Having said that, though, I'd still consider it a welcome return to form after the iffiness of the previous season.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #166 on: 06-01-2016 04:36 »
« Last Edit on: 06-01-2016 04:48 »

To clarify, I didn't think the first Daesong Heavy Industries episode stood out much at all. But Return To Innocence was for me a half hour of non-stop laughs, which is something the show hasn't given me for quite a while. I understand being let down by uninteresting plotting (and I'm definitely not arguing that the writing overall was stronger than The Unincludeds), but when the show is being genuinely hilarious I really couldn't care less, to be honest. I suppose that's just me.

I also wasn't even remotely bothered by the fact that the two episodes were barely related in plot. I like experiments in loose continuity and for me it totally worked, considering that I had zero expectations for how the second episode would play out in relation to the first one. I suppose if you wanted Stan's moral quandary from the first episode to be further explored you would be disappointed, but I can't see how anyone who is familiar with how irreverent and often nonsensical the show is would be expecting that. As far as I'm concerned, having it be a "two-parter" was just a neat way for the writers to have the first episode be a catalyst for the circumstances in the second one, since it would have been difficult to set up those situations in one episode alone. And if it hadn't been funny, I'd agree that would have been pointless, but again, I thought it was hysterical, so I had no problem with it.

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Beamer

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« Reply #167 on: 06-02-2016 03:15 »

Eh, my issue was more with things like "why even set up all the animals aboard the ship if nothing's going to happen with them?" It could've easily been two separate episodes (one with Stan's crisis of faith, another about the Smiths being on a trip somewhere and having everything go awry).

And I didn't find the second part very funny at all. The whole Stan/Francine runner was a slog, and all the Jeff gags fell flat. The Steve/Roger bit had a couple of chuckles, but that was about it for me.

I'm happy you enjoyed it, though!
JoshTheater

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« Reply #168 on: 06-02-2016 04:02 »

I SAID FIGHT ME!
Chris9000

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« Reply #169 on: 11-09-2016 10:25 »

The cold openings still bug me, what is the actual reason for them?

I just watched the season premiere and it was okay. Pretty interesting, actually. More down to earth and nothing whacky, aside from literally a device that can erase people's minds.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #170 on: 11-09-2016 10:47 »

It was a decent enough episode. Enough to make me think this season will probably be no less enjoyable than the last one.
Chris9000

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« Reply #171 on: 11-09-2016 10:53 »

Stan flashing Snot continuously was funny but kinda %@#&ed up.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #172 on: 11-23-2016 01:10 »

It's pretty consistent with the other TBS seasons. I'm enjoying it.

The cold openings still bug me, what is the actual reason for them?
I think it's to do with how many ad breaks TBS has and how they space them out.
winna

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« Reply #173 on: 11-24-2016 03:02 »

Did the show actually move to TBS in 2014? Do they make episodes?
Chris9000

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« Reply #174 on: 12-05-2016 06:56 »

Yes?

I think it's to do with how many ad breaks TBS has and how they space them out.

But switching the place between the intro and cold opening won't change any time nor mess up where the commercials comes on so I still don't get it.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #175 on: 06-30-2017 18:44 »
« Last Edit on: 06-30-2017 18:45 »

Is anyone still following this show?

They've had a string of very strong episodes this season. It feels like they've really found their groove again.

Although I must say, whilst I really liked "The Witches of Langley", it was really odd that it just had straight-up magic in it (and it wasn't a Christmas special or anything like that). I kept waiting for the reveal that the magic was actually some of Roger's alien technology and it never came.
Jezzem

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« Reply #176 on: 07-17-2017 15:42 »

I'm still following it, I agree that this season has had a run of noticeably good episodes but there's been a few recently that have been a bit whacky and not that great. Looking forward to the rest of the season, though.
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