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Old 03-13-2014, 03:17 AM   #1081
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I wasn't expecting you to crush my fucking dreams and hopes like that ffs.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:23 PM   #1082
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The guy who wrote TD did so under the Hemingway school of thought that you intentionally omit parts of a story that still remain noticeable in the undercurrent. This is supposed to strengthen what's visible while making you feel something that you don't quite understand, encouraging you to connect the gaps.

He definitely created a story with supernatural/surreal elements, just because he chose not to focus the story on them doesn't mean they're not there. Considering all of the theories people came up with, it looks like he was successful in getting people to fill in the omissions. The story after all was just about a couple of detectives in the Bayou tracking a cornpone serial killer. He got a lot out of allusion and symbolism.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:15 AM   #1083
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He definitely created a story with supernatural/surreal elements, just because he chose not to focus the story on them doesn't mean they're not there.
huh? from what i understand and as _hez_ stated, non of the weird/supernatural stuff is anything more than simple hallucinations or nods to some stories the creator/writer thought were cool (but not "good" as literature). from the creator's mouth (paraphrased :P): there is no supernatural in TD (as disappointing as that is)
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:11 PM   #1084
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http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-wat...-on-season-1/3

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I don't know where you are in working on season 2, but has any of the reaction to this season informed what you're doing with the next?

Nic Pizzolatto: It's informed exactly one thing. It's that I realize I need to keep being strange. Don't play the next one straight.

Can you tell me anything at all about season 2?

Nic Pizzolatto: Okay. This is really early, but I'll tell you (it's about) hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:00 PM   #1085
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huh? from what i understand and as _hez_ stated, non of the weird/supernatural stuff is anything more than simple hallucinations or nods to some stories the creator/writer thought were cool (but not "good" as literature). from the creator's mouth (paraphrased :P): there is no supernatural in TD (as disappointing as that is)
When I say supernatural/surreal elements I don't mean full on supernatural shit, like Cthulhu. He's said that there's supernatural thought and he came up with a finale where they disappeared into some cosmic void, but decided that going full bore supernatural would've been childish and a cop out to the overall realist story about a couple of detectives.
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:05 PM   #1086
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Hidden worlds, bruh.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:29 PM   #1087
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When I say supernatural/surreal elements I don't mean full on supernatural shit, like Cthulhu. He's said that there's supernatural thought and he came up with a finale where they disappeared into some cosmic void, but decided that going full bore supernatural would've been childish and a cop out to the overall realist story about a couple of detectives.
as much of a "cop out" that would be, it would've been 1000 times better than cohle's sudden 180° "the light wins" crap
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:20 PM   #1088
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as much of a "cop out" that would be, it would've been 1000 times better than cohle's sudden 180° "the light wins" crap
Alternatively, it could have ended on a really sombre note like the end of No Country for Old Men. I would've been cool with that too.
Anything supernatural though, I would've been like "wtf just happened".
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:26 PM   #1089
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New episode of Hannibal was even more stylish than the last and it's a pretty good build up for the mid-season finale. I still wish we didn't get to see that opening scene from the season opener : / ... any reason why the episode titles this season are Japanese cuisine related while last season was French? Is it that way in the books?

Think this's the best TV show on air at the moment?
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:05 AM   #1090
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Our complaints of Hannibal's last season are still here in the new season (psychopaths errywhere), but damn I'm really enjoying the show.
It's so easy to look past the silly premise of an empathetic autist with crime solving super powers and murders happening every episode, when the show is just so fucking stylish, and it has plenty of dialogue. Bitches love dialogue, especially when its said so calmly and eloquently. It's badass.
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:21 PM   #1091
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I am also thoroughly enjoying the new Hannibal season. Much more sophisticated than the first, all over the place, one. I am even starting to tolerate most of the cast (I only liked Mads/Scully from the start) with the exception of that young female psychiatrist. They presented her as the most (or one of the most) respected female doctor in her field inside the country but all of her lines are so plain, boring and ordinary plus her actions are giving the expression of her having a squirrel sized brains. Very unfitting to her previously established image.
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:41 PM   #1092
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seriously devastated to learn that Colbert will be taking Lettermans chair, which means no more Colbert Report ie the end of one of the most consistently funny and superbly-written shows and characters ever to exist. Fuck Letterman
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:43 PM   #1093
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:09 PM   #1094
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Last week I finished watched Louie season 3 where at the end of the season he's offered Letterman's show to take over, weird coincidence.
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:26 PM   #1095
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Well, at least the Late Show will be a little better now... I think he'll do fine.
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:40 PM   #1096
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Yeah, I realize its time for the dude to move on, and as you said can hopefully improve on that format (which doesn't interest me in the slightest, nevertheless...), I'll just be real sad to see the end of TCR. I don't think I've missed an episode in like, two years. That makes me sad as fuck I guess but fuck it. And I'm not even from the US! The pedigree of the writing and presentation of that show remains, in my eyes, flawless. No Late Show will ever top it as far as I'm concerned but yeah he will do well no matter what he does anyway
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:50 PM   #1097
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I didn't even realize that The Colbert Report was still going. I used to watch it years ago, and I even have his book around here somewhere. It's probably pretty ignorant of me to say, but his show was the only thing even remotely close to news that I ever watched a decent amount of and it was always pretty damned funny. I don't know how I came to the point I'm at now, but I just don't watch TV at all anymore so I'm really out of the loop with anything that's been going on with that show. Hell, I found out about him replacing Letterman from an Email news article on the home page.

Like you said though, he's a witty guy, he'll do fine. Him and Conan O' Brien were the only two people of that style of TV host that I've ever liked really. Jon Stewart was always decent too but never really as entertaining to me as the other two...
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:58 PM   #1098
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I just download select shows each week. Colbert was hilarious 4 TIMES A WEEK SON, without fail. Conan is cool too, I would watch an episode every once in a while if I see there's a cool guest on and im bored or some shit, but man hes got some shitty writers these days. Its real hard to do that shit 4 times a week for sure and i'm sure the kind of crap these guys are writing to fill in that time just makes it harder. If you ever do anything in your life, watch all of The Larry Sanders Show, if you haven't already. You will thank me for it
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:00 PM   #1099
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The Following started out so well, but just completely went to shit this season.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:03 PM   #1100
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Going to try "acquire" this somewhere right quick. I'm so behind on tv shows...


I haven't even watched Breaking Bad yet. Not one episode :l
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:33 PM   #1101
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Possibly the funniest show I have ever seen, and I don't usually watch hidden-camera shit but...



The UK version of Impractical Jokers, filmed in Glasgow. Some of the parts are just hysterical. Bit difficult to find but there are streaming links here and there. Second season just finished.
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:27 AM   #1102
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Barely started watching 'House of Cards' a few days ago, in 22 episodes, and godfuckingchrist I want to punch Spacey's character and his cuntass wife in the throat. An entertaining show nonetheless, but fuck!
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:37 AM   #1103
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i like that curly haired fella on QI
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:59 AM   #1104
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A show hasn't broken the fourth wall as well as House of Cards since Moonlighting.
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:28 AM   #1105
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The Following started out so well, but just completely went to shit this season.
dude that show went to hell after the first couple episodes in season 1, we continued to watch it for the lols. But season 2 just continued at the same shitty level and the joke got old...
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:55 AM   #1106
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Lol at people not watching Vikings, the main badassery on tv right now.

And Fallon has by far the worst comedy writers of them all. He looks like a nice guy but he is trying to be funny and its not working at all, most of his bits and monologues are quite bad. He has the best music guests tho.

Didn't know about the UK Impractical Jokers, loved the US version tho some parts were so obviously scripted. Have to give it a try.
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:02 PM   #1107
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The Blood Eagle scene was sooo sweet.
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:54 PM   #1108
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Been watching Robot wars and Scrapheap challenge for the past weeks. Been 10 years since I watched that on the old Discovery channel.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:28 PM   #1109
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Anybody watch Legit with Jim Jefferies? I didn't even realize he had a show, I just saw it as I opened up Netflix. How is it?
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I like it a lot. I was pissed to realize they moved it to fx2 so my dvr didn't start recording season 2.
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