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The Small Screen / Re: The Good Fight
« Last post by WorldForgot on Today at 10:48:56 AM »
Yes, fresh air as far as one-hour series go. I mean it's as severe as any drama, even when it plays as a jester's grinning farce.

A pendulum goes back and forth.
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“Justice equals the law times the zeitgeist. The law on its own doesn't stand up. You need the mood of the times on your side" Not a perfect equation, but I love where szn 3's P-Anon arc + Reddick scandal has left Diane. As Stringer Bell would have put it to Marissa, There's games beyond the fucking game.
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The Small Screen / Re: The Good Fight
« Last post by Drenk on Today at 09:32:38 AM »
Fuck. Halfway through the premiere and the Kings are unhinged. Thank God for CBS Whatever It's Called showing what real freedom is when nobody is watching. And great timing on this one with the Democratic party supporting a sexual harasser for president.

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"I will be there to hide them from the black helicopters, if that's what you want." That show is WONDER-FUL.
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The Small Screen / Re: The Good Fight
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 10:34:13 PM »
There was a debate about the reasons why cinema nowadays seem to be scared of contemporary life; well—cinema/not cinema—The Good Fight isn't, and is more often relevant than irrelevant.
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The Small Screen / Re: The Good Fight
« Last post by WorldForgot on Yesterday at 10:28:40 PM »
I know it's not likely many on the board have this service, but the show iz really worth seeking out.
Bipartisan stalemate played at a Buñuel tempo on the latest premiere. Could serve as a good entry point to the series' tone if you're curious.
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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: this is a really good song.
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 09:06:51 PM »
Comforting fondness.

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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by WorldForgot on Yesterday at 08:43:00 PM »


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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: this is a really good song.
« Last post by polkablues on Yesterday at 03:45:07 PM »
Fuck yeah.
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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: this is a really good song.
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 03:37:43 PM »
I like her songs and all but I am posting for polka:



June.

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The Small Screen / Re: What shows are you watching?
« Last post by polkablues on Yesterday at 03:28:11 AM »
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I am 90% convinced that Carol killed her husband and 100% convinced that Joe burned down the studio. I'm honestly not sure what to think of the murder-for-hire plot.


I think the biggest weakness of the show was the way it treated every story with the same level of credulity, regardless of actual plausibility. I know that's basically the set formula for this type of documentary, but it felt especially artless in this one. The
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Carol killed her husband
theory is mind-numbingly absurd, and the filmmakers obviously know it, but they still treat the whole thing with a wink and a nudge and a "we're just asking the question" attitude. The show was entertaining, but I'm terrified of the idea that people are taking it as any sort of journalistic enterprise and forming opinions based on that notion.

That said, I'm amazed at how the other dude running the R. Kelly-style sex slave cult out of his tiger zoo has practically gone unmentioned in every article and discussion about the show.
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News and Theory / Re: Who's Next to Cough?
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on April 08, 2020, 08:33:25 PM »