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1  Forum / AV Club / Re: Winter is coming (HBO's Game of Thrones) on: April 16, 2015, 05:34 am
I always assumed Edmure Tully would do him in.
2  Forum / AV Club / Re: TODAY I WATCHED... on: April 13, 2015, 09:31 am
I think you mean Foggy Bear.
3  Forum / AV Club / Re: TODAY I WATCHED... on: April 13, 2015, 07:35 am
The Daredevil Tv Show

I heard this was meant to be The Wire of the marvel universe, when its more the 24, like later seasons of 24... for boring cliches and super in love with effective torture as a trope.

The main guy was pretty dull but acceptable. The supporting cast of good guys was pretty charming and I felt with more comic beats something could be done there to make them interesting. And I liked the old grizzled mentor dude who turned up for one episode. But most of the day to day stuff of the show was pretty samey and uninteresting.

The second (barely interacting) story of Kingpins rise and such was very compelling and powerhouse acted by Law And Order Guy, and if that was expanded into its own show with more machinations and rising to power through cunning I assume it would have been a triumph and win all the superhero tv show oscars.
4  Forum / AV Club / Re: Better Call Saul on: April 13, 2015, 07:30 am
So the ending of the show was a bit.... odd. He just sort of flips into Saul from nowhere, when Jimmy was clearly a guy trying to make something of himself and is getting the reward finally but then.... nag.

It seems like the character should have some sort of tragic flaw, that explains why his attempted redemption fails, greed or... I think more appropriately something like laziness, always looking for the quick fix. We have seen hints of that (temptation of corruption, pushing his work onto his brother) but no real establishment that hes anything but a well meaning slightly incompetent lawyer who earned himself a great job with his own forceful personality and wits.

The ending I expected is he takes the fancy job, but hes sitting down and getting all this paperwork and realising he has to actually work through the boring stuff, then the call of the wild, of being greasy mass murdering Saul calls out to him through the window. Like a Shield finale. Instead he just sort of... changes his mind.

Otherwise great show, more Mike being a ridiculous badass stuff please, 5 star.
5  Forum / AV Club / Re: Justified on: March 26, 2015, 05:46 pm
I mean, Raylan is pretty much a (awesome) monster, I would think hes due some sort of comeuppance. The young crazy cowboy getting in a fatal shot after everything seems sorted and Boyd is defeated, or the Shield "forced into banality" thing would seem the cliches to pick from.

But this season seems a bit all over the place, so who knows, I like that we are getting a bit of a highlight package. I would like Loretta to get a Mags moment, in a wire'esque montage of everything turns but stays the same, maybe she can get a cowboy nemesis and we can have a spin off.
6  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: The "EFHRK and Snips are moving to LA to live with Boron" thread on: March 06, 2015, 04:41 am
EFHRK is the dude who chased away a housemate because he thought cleaning a bathroom was OCD behaviour, right.

Good luck with that, guys.
7  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: I'm also going to pursue my passion full time. Join me, friends. on: March 05, 2015, 04:22 am
I am too much of a prisoner of the corporate world to throw it all away to crank hog, I have the fear. Are these office walls around me, or PRISON walls, I dont know anymore.
8  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: I'm going to pursue comedy full time, tell me I'm crazy? on: March 05, 2015, 04:21 am
Remember the key to standup is to be naked, it makes sure the audience isnt uncomfortable.
9  Forum / AV Club / Re: TODAY I WATCHED... on: February 19, 2015, 03:16 pm
The theory of everything is a prank about "making a dumb poorly written oscar bait soap opera movie" that went way too far. The dude who played the terrible underwritten main non-character seemed fine.
10  Forum / AV Club / Re: What book(s) are you reading right fucking now on: February 18, 2015, 01:42 pm
I think that was my exact feeling also, right down to quitting after two. I dont usually like dry scifi thats more sci than fi, but the original does a great job of playing out the mystery... and I wasnt neccesarily looking for answers in a sequel as I liked the ambiguity, but the sequel is just "heres a lot about NEW DUMB CHARACTERS about to DO THE FIRST BOOK AGAIN" pointless.
11  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: FOOTIE on: February 02, 2015, 10:01 am
Cue Sturridge taking a knock next weekend and Lak returning to drink.
12  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: FOOTIE on: January 27, 2015, 11:22 am
ON THE CONTRARY, UP THE BORO
13  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: FOOTIE on: January 24, 2015, 07:59 pm
Couldnt be arsed, or couldn't stand up to the goal machine football titan that is Middlesbrough FC, yes.
14  Forum / AV Club / Re: The Charlie Brooker Appreciation Thread on: December 23, 2014, 09:17 am
Yeah every "twist" was more than well telegraphed, but it was still an enjoyable episode with Hamm really adding a lot of charm to the usually fairly limited characters.

I like how within the one big episode format they still kept to the "one interesting story, one simple one, one really stupid one that doesn't even really make sense that doesn't actually change in any way if you take out the scifi thing" tradition.
15  Forum / General Discussion / Re: I'm visiting America in August! Let's fest! (DUMBFEST US '14) on: November 19, 2014, 12:21 pm
I will be around in America from like 6-15 dec, I will be coming into the city proper like the seventh on the evening I think and staying in Manhattan.

I have tapped up the PWOT NY crew (your Tangas and bettycams) who will be representing and I have some other friends out there I will be seeing but I am up for hanging with anyone whos free at anywhere they suggest is cool.

My main plans so far are museums and problem drinking, the two main hobbies of an Englishman.
16  Forum / General Discussion / Re: I'm visiting America in August! Let's fest! (DUMBFEST US '14) on: November 17, 2014, 09:32 am
History's handsomest garbage man.
17  Forum / General Discussion / Re: I'm visiting America in August! Let's fest! (DUMBFEST US '14) on: November 17, 2014, 04:39 am
I'm (probably) going to be in NY the second week of December as I have some annual leave to burn and that seems a fancy enough place for me to visit now I am an important businessman and know one or two folks out there to press gang into tour guiding.

I dont know if any DMers are close enough to fest, or just have some advice about stuff to do/visit. My plans so far are just "burn America" and "find that King Kong shackled up show from the movie, looked pretty great".
18  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: Aimless Rambling on: November 07, 2014, 05:01 am
I know America is some horrible poverty wasteland where tipping isnt a "good job, have some money" thing but a "they dont have workers rights here, this is essentially mandatory" thing, but I doubt most visiting people would. Maybe you should put it on the little immigration form, where we have to tick we arent a nazi war criminal.
19  Forum / AV Club / Re: The New Releases (Film) on: September 25, 2014, 03:14 pm
To be fair to the world we live in, that movie looks awful.
20  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: FOOTIE on: September 23, 2014, 04:44 pm
I was legitimately concerned it would never end, come on Boro, I need to sleep.

(good game)

(we should have won in the normal time, and you should have gotten clear in the extra)

(penalties should not go on forever)
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