Page 218 of 219 FirstFirst ... 118168208216217218219 LastLast
Results 2,171 to 2,180 of 2184

Thread: Exceelent TV Shows

  1. #2171
    All Star heyelander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Sactown
    Posts
    9,791
    finished the final season of The Last Kingdom. Thought it did a decent job of wrapping up the story and giving a satisfying ending to the show.
    I'm not expecting to grow flowers in the desert...

  2. #2172
    Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    32,414
    Quote Originally Posted by Bene Futuis View Post
    Stranger Things is about a zillion times more brutal than I remembered it being. I'm liking it a bunch so far - two episodes into season 4. Pretty crazy stuff.
    It is more brutal.

    My 11 year old Grandson: Papa season 4 is much darker than the others...much darker."

  3. #2173
    All Star fuhrdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    5,397
    Quote Originally Posted by heyelander View Post
    finished the final season of The Last Kingdom. Thought it did a decent job of wrapping up the story and giving a satisfying ending to the show.
    Very good show overall...hated to see it end.

  4. #2174
    Journeyman Teenwolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
    Posts
    3,685
    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    It is more brutal.

    My 11 year old Grandson: Papa season 4 is much darker than the others...much darker."
    I feel like tween shows do this regularly, allowing the kids who watch to grow and mature with the show.

    Straight Off The Boat, The Wonder Years, Freaks and Geeks, they all kinda follow that formula, from my recollection anyway. I love having genre starter kits for my kids. Wouldn't want to throw them in the deep end without a life jacket by thinking Robocop was suitable for an 8 year old. (I forgive my dad for that one, as it rules)
    Larry David was once being heckled, long before any success. Heckler says "I'm taking my dog over to fuck your mother, weekly." Larry responds "I hate to tell you this, but your dog isn't liking it."

  5. #2175
    All Star Sour Masher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Fantasyland
    Posts
    9,760
    Quote Originally Posted by Teenwolf View Post
    I feel like tween shows do this regularly, allowing the kids who watch to grow and mature with the show.

    Straight Off The Boat, The Wonder Years, Freaks and Geeks, they all kinda follow that formula, from my recollection anyway. I love having genre starter kits for my kids. Wouldn't want to throw them in the deep end without a life jacket by thinking Robocop was suitable for an 8 year old. (I forgive my dad for that one, as it rules)
    I saw it when I was 10. That scene where he gets his limbs shot off staid with me for a looong time. It was a good movie, but that one scene especially was not one I should have seen. My uncle used to make me watch lots of stuff I shouldn't have seen. I watched Evil Dead when I was 7 or 8. Now, it seems like a cheese fest. Back then, I had nightmares for weeks about trees raping people.

    I try to be much more careful with my boys now, though I admit to letting them watch stuff because of peer pressure. I told my 7.5 year old he was too young for Harry Potter movies 3-7, but thought I could just let him watch the first two this year. He begged me for two months to see the third, saying his friends in 2nd grade had seen them all. I caved. He watched the whole series. Like you say, a lot of these are paced to let the audience grow with them. When those movies first came out, they came out one every year or so. Now, they are all available and it was dumb of me to think I could let him watch two and have him wait a year for the third when all his friends had suddenly got into the series.

  6. #2176
    Journeyman Teenwolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
    Posts
    3,685
    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Masher View Post
    I saw it when I was 10. That scene where he gets his limbs shot off staid with me for a looong time. It was a good movie, but that one scene especially was not one I should have seen. My uncle used to make me watch lots of stuff I shouldn't have seen. I watched Evil Dead when I was 7 or 8. Now, it seems like a cheese fest. Back then, I had nightmares for weeks about trees raping people.

    I try to be much more careful with my boys now, though I admit to letting them watch stuff because of peer pressure. I told my 7.5 year old he was too young for Harry Potter movies 3-7, but thought I could just let him watch the first two this year. He begged me for two months to see the third, saying his friends in 2nd grade had seen them all. I caved. He watched the whole series. Like you say, a lot of these are paced to let the audience grow with them. When those movies first came out, they came out one every year or so. Now, they are all available and it was dumb of me to think I could let him watch two and have him wait a year for the third when all his friends had suddenly got into the series.
    Ah, I can see how that would be annoying when the entire series is already out. Tough to hold the line. My daughter was so easy, as she would restrict herself from anything objectionable. Having a boy (in the next few days!), I anticipate these limits will be tougher to stick to.

    Another I neglected to mention is Avatar: The Last Airbender, ages up over 3 seasons. Loved that show and the follow-up The Legend of Korra. Great messaging for kids in both.
    Larry David was once being heckled, long before any success. Heckler says "I'm taking my dog over to fuck your mother, weekly." Larry responds "I hate to tell you this, but your dog isn't liking it."

  7. #2177
    Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    32,414
    Quote Originally Posted by Teenwolf View Post
    I feel like tween shows do this regularly, allowing the kids who watch to grow and mature with the show.

    Straight Off The Boat, The Wonder Years, Freaks and Geeks, they all kinda follow that formula, from my recollection anyway. I love having genre starter kits for my kids. Wouldn't want to throw them in the deep end without a life jacket by thinking Robocop was suitable for an 8 year old. (I forgive my dad for that one, as it rules)
    I have not heard of this or noticed it.

    Didn't watch the shows you mentioned except The Wonder Years. I just thought that was the natural progression of the characters growing up. Stranger Things seems to follow this formula. Although before reading you post I would have chalked it up to the need to one up themselves with each passing season. I will pay attention with other series with multiple seasons.

    Watched 2 more Stranger Things... wow.

  8. #2178
    All Star Sour Masher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Fantasyland
    Posts
    9,760
    Quote Originally Posted by Teenwolf View Post
    Ah, I can see how that would be annoying when the entire series is already out. Tough to hold the line. My daughter was so easy, as she would restrict herself from anything objectionable. Having a boy (in the next few days!), I anticipate these limits will be tougher to stick to.

    Another I neglected to mention is Avatar: The Last Airbender, ages up over 3 seasons. Loved that show and the follow-up The Legend of Korra. Great messaging for kids in both.
    I loved TLA, and could not wait to share it. My 7 year old loved it too, even though I doubt he could fully appreciate it all. It is a fantastic series. Iroh was an all-time great character, played wonderfully by the legendary Mako until his death and filled in remarkably well by Greg Baldwin after, who did an amazing Mako impersonation. He did the same fill-in for Make in Samurai Jack, Season 5.

    This is not really a fit for this thread, but Greg Baldwin's performance in both of those roles, and Phil LaMarr's amazing job voicing Jack makes the issue of who gets to voice what roles complicated for me. On the one hand, I absolutely love that after so long, many shows are now embracing how much amazing talent there is out there that can voice and represent their own ethnicities. A show like Kipo shows just how much truly top tier talent is out there, if given a chance, and there is something important and special about getting that right. On the other hand, I can't get mad at anyone who does a great job with voice acting, regardless of who they are. I don't want a white actor doing a voice that makes fun of another ethnicity, but in the case of replacing Mako, it made perfect sense to go with Greg Baldwin, as his Mako impression is spot on, and while Phil LaMarr is not Japanese (he is black, and was great on Mad TV), his Samurai Jack was just perfect. I know that is something of a third rail in acting and voice acting these days, and it is an important shift. Still, loved these two in those roles (thought no one could really replace Mako).

  9. #2179
    The new Kenobi episode was amazing. I could watch this kind of thing all day.

  10. #2180
    Administrator revo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    fuggedabboutit
    Posts
    24,559
    “The Offer” on Paramount Plus is amazing. About the making of the Godfather movies.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •