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Reply #195 on: January 11, 2022, 05:31:58 PM

One added benefit of the MasterChef react streams is learning the lore of each eliminated contestant. This one was quite unfortunate though. Frank (left) was one of the nicest and most honorable guys in the entirety of Season 3; I can still barely believe what I'm seeing here. Guy on the right (his name is Bubba, but you already knew that) had visible confederate tattoos in his audition but they put him through anyway. That's 2012 for you.

Oh and they also had Paula Deen on season 3, after her multitude of scandals (though probably filmed before). I remember thinking that was insane at the time.
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Reply #196 on: January 12, 2022, 03:45:24 PM
Season 5 of Search Party, the final season, is really something. I was a little bored in the middle, perhaps due to not enough John Early. My God does it stick the landing, though. Bold choices.
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Reply #197 on: January 12, 2022, 04:24:26 PM
Submitted for eye-rolls, my favorite thing I've seen on any screen probably since LP in early November.   I LOVE this show.



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Reply #198 on: January 12, 2022, 04:27:26 PM
No eye-rolls here. Yellowstone is supposed to be one of the best shows on TV. So this is a spinoff?
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Reply #199 on: January 12, 2022, 04:59:46 PM
Yellowstone is one of those shows that's supposedly massively popular, but I don't know a single person who's ever mentioned watching it. Is this a sign of my coastal elitism?
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Reply #200 on: January 12, 2022, 05:40:30 PM
Seasons 2 & 3 of Yellowstone are all right. They start to deal with more of the aspects apart from feuds, such as the PTSD that constant violence can bring to a family dynamic and how it can color attitudes of capital cynicism. But the latest, season 4, was trite and started to loop back in on itself, rehashing themes it had done better in the previous three. It's a family dynasty ranch soap opera where Taylor Sheridan casts himself as a rodeo superstar.

What's interesting about the show is that it's completely integrated within rodeo culture, its actors are the "real deal"





Something else Season 4 did was make each teaser / cold open tie in to either 1883's premiere or the upcoming 6666 series. Premiere-cable cowboy franchising and doesn't take any risks (aside from rodeo stunts performed by peeps that live that ish) so as to keep growing its base.


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Reply #201 on: January 12, 2022, 05:51:05 PM
1883 is a "prequel" to Yellowstone, telling the story of the Dutton Family and how they came to be in Montana.  Yellowstone has gotten hokier and more telenovela over the four tv seasons, but it's still a fun watch for me. 

1883 is lightyears better--which really caught me by surprise.  I expected more Yellowstoniness, but that hasn't happened so far.   One critic called it the best western on TV since "Lonesome Dove"--and I'm not prepared to disagree at this point.   If nothing else, I'm ready to start my own church and start worshiping the God that is Sam Elliott.  (Or even just his mustache in the event of legal proceedings).   

I've probably oversold it by now, but it's honestly exciting to wake up on Sundays knowing there's a fresh episode coming that evening... I had to look up how many episodes there were in this first season, and try and figure out how to watch them more slowly--just so it would all last as long as possible....


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Reply #202 on: January 12, 2022, 05:56:40 PM
Why has Sam Elliott been the same age for 30 years?
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Reply #203 on: January 12, 2022, 06:07:56 PM
I guess he and Paul Rudd share diet tips or something.


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Reply #204 on: January 14, 2022, 01:09:17 AM
There's so much insane lore in MasterChef Season 4. But this one takes the cake.

Celeb Chef Lidia Bastianich Accused Of Enslaving An Italian Chef
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Reply #205 on: January 18, 2022, 10:13:12 PM
Ricky Gervais has been mostly hit, but occasionally miss for me ("Extras" is one of my fav shows ever.)

Third season of After Life just started, and I'm quite fond of it.



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Reply #206 on: January 18, 2022, 11:15:40 PM
Is my find-fu weak?  How has EUPHORIA not been mentioned yet?

I bailed on it the first time I sampled after reading several mentions of a heavy PTA style in a few episodes, but gave it another try last week after it's resurfaced in my feeds again (a new season I guess?).

I'm hooked.   S01E04 has a heavy MAGNOLIA vibe--that I'm lovin'. 



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Reply #207 on: January 19, 2022, 10:59:37 AM
It was nominated for Best One Hour TV Show in the Xixax 2020 awards, and lost to Succession unfortunately.

Latest ep needle-dropped the best song of 2021; and though they're spreading their scripts thin, finally Lexi has a 3-dimensional character. These days my favorite episode is Rue's "special" at the diner with her sponsor.



This is really good, for what it's worth. Created by the guy who made Assassination Nation, and in many ways it feels like an evolution of that movie (a handful of scenes feel almost like direct remakes of scenes from the film). If you liked Assassination Nation, you should love this show, and if you didn't like Assassination Nation, you're wrong, but also you should give the show a shot anyway.

Zendaya, it should be stated, is amazing in this. She's by far the best actor to ever come out of the Disney Channel factory.

^Beautiful show. The De Palma nodz are plentiful, including an episode that ends its Blow-Out inspired celebration-cum-mayhem with Pino Donaggio's score from Roeg's DONT LOOK NOW. Also, the way it handles transworld contradictions iz more than necessary, a humanist genre-approach that you can only do when stylized as this show iz

i barely watch tv and i know it's the second best series this year, after Fleabag. it's created by the writer/director of Assassination Nation yeah, Sam Levinson, who is the son of Barry. he's just got the good fight in him from what i can tell

im going to keep watching  The Righteous Gemstones in order to hang out with my roommate, but it's not a best series this year. it's just so familiar you know. oh Southern shit sucks but no wait look at this. you know


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Reply #208 on: January 21, 2022, 02:57:20 PM
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