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Re: Random Coaxial: Mr. Show

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:41 am
by TheBaxter


dammit. it's too late to get his beard.

Re: Sesame Street

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:05 pm
by TheButcher
Cookie Monster Gets First Special on PBS’ Kids Lineup
Cookie Monster has shuffled about “Sesame Street” for decades, but he’s about to break out of the long-running kids program and get his own one-hour spotlight on PBS.

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:23 am
by TheButcher
J. Michael Straczynski Gets His Ass To Mars
Red Mars, for a new US sci-fi drama

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:16 am
by TheButcher

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:10 pm
by Lord Voldemoo

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:42 pm
by Fievel


So disappointed..... I thought this was a modern, updated version of Jimmy the Cab Driver. Holy shit those spots sent me into hysterics back in the day. Granted, the room was usually foggy, and the sounds of a water filtration device threatened to drown out Jimmy's sweet voice..... but I still laughed.



Oh, and Stewart...... I hated his MTv show. Took me a while to accept him on The Daily Show.


Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:19 am
by TheBaxter
Lord Voldemoo wrote:god dammit


brian williams is suspended from NBC nightly news for 6 months.
one day later, jon stewart announces he's leaving the daily show later this year.

coincidence? I THINK NOT!


coming soon:

The NBC Nightly News with Jon Stewart

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:21 am
by TheBaxter
also... this has to be hard on Comedy Central. first they lose Colbert, then less than a year later they lose Stewart... those are two huge pairs of shoes to fill at that all-important 11pm hour.

Buds

PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:38 am
by TheButcher

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:50 pm
by so sorry


iZombie, looks like a cross between Veronica Mars, Buffy, the Walking Dead and a big overflowing bucket of shit.

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:13 pm
by Ribbons
Apparently being a zombie makes you good at martial arts. Or she ate a ninja.

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:12 pm
by TheButcher

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:24 am
by SilentBobX



No joke, I nearly pissed myself watching this.


Mahalo

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:12 am
by TheBaxter

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:23 pm
by Peven

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:36 pm
by so sorry
Peven wrote:



Cute mention of Ironman and Thor!

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:09 pm
by Peven
that was one for we DD fans, since our dude does it all without "super" powers and never gets his due respect

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:07 pm
by TheBaxter
Tales From The Darkside is returning, courtesy of Stephen King Jr.

i loved the original TftDs. i'm mostly excited with a little trepidation that it's coming back. the original series was hardly an untouchable classic, like any anthology, some ep's were better than others, but i definitely remember staying up late in middle school to watch these shows. i'm glad to see it's maintaining the anthology aspect. and cool that Joe Hill is producing, i seem to remember his father being involved in a couple pretty good ep's of the original series.

but.... this "reoccurring lead character" and the way it sounds like they're going to be tying all these eps together somehow leaves me a little worried. also seems like it will restrict them in what kind of stories they can do. and roberto orci as the other producer essentially cancels out whatever good will Joe Hill brings to the project.

still, i'll be giving it a watch. guess i'll have to finally figure out which of my local channels belongs to the CW now.

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:46 pm
by so sorry
TheBaxter wrote:Tales From The Darkside is returning, courtesy of Stephen King Jr.

i loved the original TftDs. i'm mostly excited with a little trepidation that it's coming back. the original series was hardly an untouchable classic, like any anthology, some ep's were better than others, but i definitely remember staying up late in middle school to watch these shows. i'm glad to see it's maintaining the anthology aspect. and cool that Joe Hill is producing, i seem to remember his father being involved in a couple pretty good ep's of the original series.

but.... this "reoccurring lead character" and the way it sounds like they're going to be tying all these eps together somehow leaves me a little worried. also seems like it will restrict them in what kind of stories they can do. and roberto orci as the other producer essentially cancels out whatever good will Joe Hill brings to the project.

still, i'll be giving it a watch. guess i'll have to finally figure out which of my local channels belongs to the CW now.


The intro to Tales from the Darkside scared the shit out of me. F@ck this show dammit!

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:31 pm
by TheBaxter
many times that opening was the scariest part of the whole episode. it's all the fault of that narrator (and the 80s synth score). i'm pretty sure the new show's opening won't be nearly as creepy.

Re: The Benny Hill Show

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:39 am
by TheButcher
Benny Hill - The Police Raid in Waterloo Station


The Benny Hill Show Closing Chase Scene

Re: George R.R. Martin

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:07 pm
by TheButcher
George R.R. Martin Developing New HBO Series
Aaron Couch wrote:The potential series is called Captain Cosmos and centers on a young science fiction writer living in 1949 at the dawn of the age of TV. The writer spends his time penning stories no one else would dare to write.

Re: George R.R. Martin

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:06 pm
by TheBaxter
TheButcher wrote:George R.R. Martin Developing New HBO Series
Aaron Couch wrote:The potential series is called Captain Cosmos and centers on a young science fiction writer living in 1949 at the dawn of the age of TV. The writer spends his time penning stories no one else would dare to write.


kinda like the last two GoT books he seemingly won't "dare to write" in favor of all this other crap? JUST WRITE THE FUCKIN BOOKS ALREADY!!!!

Re: George R.R. Martin

PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:37 am
by TheButcher
TheBaxter wrote:
TheButcher wrote:George R.R. Martin Developing New HBO Series
Aaron Couch wrote:The potential series is called Captain Cosmos and centers on a young science fiction writer living in 1949 at the dawn of the age of TV. The writer spends his time penning stories no one else would dare to write.


kinda like the last two GoT books he seemingly won't "dare to write" in favor of all this other crap? JUST WRITE THE FUCKIN BOOKS ALREADY!!!!


George R.R. Martin will not right them Sam I Am.
He will not write them in a box with a fox.
He will not write them here.
He will not write them there.
He will not write them anywhere.

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 11:55 pm
by TheButcher
Comedies ‘The Muppets’, ‘Dr. Ken’ & ‘The Real O’Neals’ Get ABC Series Orders


The Muppets are back on ABC
Gary Levin wrote:The furry Muppets are back on ABC in one of three new comedies the network ordered for next season late Thursday.

The network describes the new series as a "documentary-style" look that "explore(s) the Muppets' personal lives and relationships, bot at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires." That's a tall order for a bunch of felt creatures, but it's in good hands: Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory) is a co-writer and executive producer.

Re: Cary Fukunaga's The Alienist

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 11:28 am
by TheButcher
‘The Alienist’ Lands Big Bucks Series Order From TNT
TNT has made a hefty series commitment to Paramount TV’s adaptation of Caleb Carr’s novel “The Alienist,” spearheaded by “True Detective’s” Cary Fukunaga and screenwriters Eric Roth and Hossein Amini.

Re: Cary Fukunaga's The Alienist

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 12:59 pm
by Ribbons
TheButcher wrote:‘The Alienist’ Lands Big Bucks Series Order From TNT
TNT has made a hefty series commitment to Paramount TV’s adaptation of Caleb Carr’s novel “The Alienist,” spearheaded by “True Detective’s” Cary Fukunaga and screenwriters Eric Roth and Hossein Amini.


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They've been trying to make this show for years, on HBO and other networks. Cool to see it's finally coming together. I'll be watching this one develop with interest. I know Bloo was a big fan of the book as well, so I'm sure he'll be excited, wherever he is.

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 9:25 am
by TheBaxter
i read this book a long time ago. don't really remember it to well besides that i liked it. i'll probably go reread it again (i think there were more in the series too, weren't there? guess i'll read those too). should make for a good series.

between this, and penny dreadful, and a couple of those magician-based series coming out, it looks like the victorian age is having quite a resurgence on tv.

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 10:45 pm
by TheBaxter
norm macdonald on david letterman last night was pretty special and awesome. gotta watch til the end:


Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 11:14 pm
by Fievel
God damn, Norm........ I just......... God damn, Norm. :(

I'm going to watch all three episodes next week, for sure.

Stolen from the YouTube comments:
plot twist: he wasn't emotional, he was having the acid flashback.

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:38 am
by TheButcher

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:14 pm
by TheButcher

Re: Sesame Street

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:47 am
by TheButcher

Re: Umbrella Academy

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:57 am
by TheButcher

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:28 am
by Fievel
I just wanted to say that the first couple episodes of Mr. Robot were awesome.
Might be my favorite summer show.

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:37 am
by so sorry
Fievel wrote:I just wanted to say that the first couple episodes of Mr. Robot were awesome.
Might be my favorite summer show.


Is it filled with silly technobabble and impossible "hacks" and whatnot?

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:50 pm
by Ribbons
so sorry wrote:
Fievel wrote:I just wanted to say that the first couple episodes of Mr. Robot were awesome.
Might be my favorite summer show.


Is it filled with silly technobabble and impossible "hacks" and whatnot?


From what I've heard they actually take great pains to make the technobabble on the show realistic.

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/mr-robot-fact-check/

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:59 pm
by Fievel
There is technobabble, but I don't think it's beyond the comprehension ability of anyone here, anyways. Even things that seem like they might be reaching the WTF level are still understandable, for the most part.
The main idea of the show (currently) is the moral choices/sides that the main character has to make. It's not really a hack-of-the-week type of show, but rather one long, continuous story.

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:09 pm
by TheBaxter
i dunno, i'm kind of tired of all these remakes. i still don't see how you can top the original:


Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:25 am
by Seppuku
Anyone here seen Comedy Central's Nathan For You? I genuinely think it's the funniest program I've seen in...maybe ever? And I don't think it's even aired in the UK yet. It involves a dewd deadpanly suggesting to real business owners the most wild and silly ideas to renovate their company, but which are just good enough to convince 'em he's on the up-and-up (I bet, like with Ali G, they've made a really elaborate website to help shuck 'em). A few of his ventures actually managed to muscle their way into the headlines. I'm hoping he doesn't get so well-known that he can no longer get away with it any more, as this is a hundred times more inventive and dark* than Ali G or Trigger Happy TV ever were. This has to exist in the weird grey area between just successful enough to get renewed, but not so successful that everyone cottons on (series 3 is out in October). I love the moments of genuine warmth between Nathan and his 'victims' which add a depth this could easily have been missing, like when he takes a gaggle of gas station customers on a camping trip up a mountain to find a rebate box. I do think he may have mild asperger's, though. Or that could just be him being Canadian. Watch it if you haven't! Fucking hilarious and inspired.


*see the Claw of Shame episode, in which Nathan has to escape some handcuffs before a robot claw pulls off his underwear and exposes him to a crowd of children, thus genuinely putting him on the sex offender registry for life.

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:50 pm
by Ribbons
I've never actually seen the show, but I remember his "Dumb Starbucks" stunt from when it was in the news

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:49 pm
by Peven
I'm just happy to see that Sepp is still alive. i felt a disturbance in the Force a while back and started to wonder....guess it was someone else drunkenly falling overboard into the Thames

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:17 am
by so sorry
Peven wrote:I'm just happy to see that Sepp is still alive. i felt a disturbance in the Force a while back and started to wonder....guess it was someone else drunkenly falling overboard into the Thames



He'll IPAMPILASH at that joke five years from now, when he checks in next.

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:34 am
by Seppuku
Ribbons wrote:I've never actually seen the show, but I remember his "Dumb Starbucks" stunt from when it was in the news


He also managed to get this fake vid of a pig saving a goat viral to help promote an animal sanctuary...which he then forgets to mention. :D

Peven wrote:I'm just happy to see that Sepp is still alive. i felt a disturbance in the Force a while back and started to wonder....guess it was someone else drunkenly falling overboard into the Thames


Pffffffft. Al_Shut made the exact same joke last time I posted (a year ago? Two? ). You Zone survivors are all starting to think alike. I bet you even share each others wives. Unless a certain dark jedi has ascended up through the ranks to Forum Wife! :twisted:

Oy, a friend took me mudlarking in the Thames a few weeks ago. I would not want to fall in there. I did find a 600 year old chicken-feeding pot thing...but also, a LOT of condoms. A lot!

You know, I was staying in a creepy Wicker Man-style village called Pevensey recently, and I thought of you way too much for someone I haven't spoken to in half a decade.


EDIT: Also been watching Banshee, Mr Robot, IZombie, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, Review With Forrest MacNeill and a bunch of other shit recently. Dah tee vee's purdy cool.

Re: Sesame Street

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:28 am
by TheButcher
B Is for Broke: Why 'Sesame Street' Is Moving to HBO
Sesame Workshop has been operating at a loss in recent years ($11 million in 2014), and the new deal will allow it to deliver twice as much content, plus a Muppets spinoff.

Re: Sesame Street

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:53 am
by so sorry
TheButcher wrote:B Is for Broke: Why 'Sesame Street' Is Moving to HBO
Sesame Workshop has been operating at a loss in recent years ($11 million in 2014), and the new deal will allow it to deliver twice as much content, plus a Muppets spinoff.


So not to get lost in this is the fact that PBS will get the shows on air as well, even thought it'll be 9 months after they appear on HBO.

Makes me wonder why the Sesame Street nonprofit company wouldn't just turn itself into a for profit company and go that route. I guess just getting funds from HBO is easier?

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:03 pm
by TheButcher

Re: ‘Walt Disney’

PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:19 am
by TheButcher
TV Review: ‘Walt Disney’
Documentary; PBS, Mon.-Tues. Sept. 14-15, 9 p.m.)
Brian Lowry wrote:Few lives can sustain a two-hour documentary, but with “Walt Disney,” four doesn’t seem nearly enough. Filmmaker Sarah Colt paints a portrait that’s far more complex than the avuncular presence people came to know — or feel like they did — hosting those Sunday-night TV introductions for “The Wonderful World of Disney.” Here, Uncle Walt is described as a man who was “restless and driven,” and whose genius and tenacity left a towering legacy despite his less admirable qualities. Even those who are familiar with Disney will likely come away with renewed appreciation of his contributions, in a film that, despite a few drawbacks, captures his inextricable link with Americana.

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:55 pm
by Ribbons
Fievel wrote:I just wanted to say that the first couple episodes of Mr. Robot were awesome.
Might be my favorite summer show.


Just started watching this, two episodes in. It's quite impressive so far.

Christian Slater, Emmy nom?

Re: Random Coaxial

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:26 pm
by tfactor
Last thing to add, then you probably won't see me again for a while; is anyone watching Drunk History on Comedy Central? I just recently discovered this program and its been funny as hell. They get big name actors to act out these stories as told by drunken fools and it just seems like the perfect mixture of stupid and funny. Anyway check it out if you haven't seen it. Good stuff

K bye
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