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    Superjail season three is under way at last. Beloved by pot smokers everywhere for its insane plots and vivid palette, possibly the most psychedelic, surreal and violent cartoon I have ever seen. The artwork alone is worth the price of admission..
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      CommentAuthoriaviv
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2012
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    Not exactly thrilled by anything that's on right now. Waiting for more Breaking Bad and Venture Bros. Gonna be a while. Bah.

    @SteadyUP - How is the writing on The Walking Dead's comics "naturalistic" exactly? And how is the show less "naturalistic" than the comic? Explain yourself, please.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2012
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    Venture Bros. is set to have a Halloween special, so a fix is coming.
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2012
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    OH MY GOD - I didn't realise that was THIS Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthoriaviv
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2012
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    I didn't know that. Awesome!
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    I love The Venture Bros. One of the best looking cartoons on TV in my opinion.
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    Also one of the cleverest and best-written, not to mention unique.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2012
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    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2012 edited
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    @iaviv - his dialogue borders on mundane whenever something especially dramatic isn't happening, and even the big speeches tend to read very much like actual extemporaneous talking; he's kind of the anti-Sorkin in that regard. Likewise, there have been large spans of the book where nothing especially dangerous happens - some have complained that these issues are too boring or slowly-paced, but given that there are bound to be "safe" periods as the survivors get better and better at adapting to their environment, I find it very refreshing. There's still an overall ramping up of challenges as the book has gone on, but never to the point where it feels contrived.

    The show, on the other hand, is paced in the way hour-long dramas tend to be paced, though many thought last season moved too slowly. I don't think the dialogue is worse necessarily, but characters tend to come to decisions too quickly, or without adequate explanation, in a way that rings false to some people. I love the show, mind, but I recognize that it's a different beast, and is subject to the whims of a much bigger kitchen full of cooks.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeOct 27th 2012 edited
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    The next Doctor? If fuckety only.

    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 27th 2012
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    I watched the season finale of Alphas. It was tense and well acted and I adored the use of actual New York City locations. That made it seem awfully real.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2012 edited
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    @ StefanJ: Finished Alphas season 2 yesterday, as well.

    Short of the whole planet being hit, I don't think they could've ended on more of a cliff-hanger. Now, with Sy-thisissuchafuckingstupidname-Fy's track record, fingers crossed there is a season 3.
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2012
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    Just finished Season 1 of Alphas on Netflix. Great stuff. Luckily, our cable provider has season 2 on demand, so we'll start it this week. I am also hoping SyFy doesn't, A) screw it up, which they've done a good job with the show that I've seen so far, B) As Foamhead inferred, cancel it. Fingers crossed.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    I found out yesterday that there's a new, 3D animated Turtles show on TV these days. This morning, I watched all five episodes that are out so far. As an old Turtles fan who recognises how terrible the first cartoon show was: It's good. It's really really good. The fights are zippy and fun, the animation is stylised but really really works, and the turtles are recognisably teenagers, something I feel has always been missing. At their youngest, they've tended to feel like they're in their early twenties, maybe. I recommend giving it a shot.
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    Fucking Venture Brothers, guys... Glorious.

    "Submit to my toast...my pleasure toast!"
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    Funny thing I just realised while watching Red Dwarf, series six, episode Out of Time:

    In Out of Time, they meet themselves 15 years in the future. They looked like this:
    Old Guys

    And now, 19 years later, they're back on TV, looking like THIS:
    Older guys?!

    Of course, I do suspect that at least Barrie has had a bit of a dye job done to his hair, but the cast look remarkably good this many years on! Their energy is still 100%, too. Amazing people. I hope I get to enjoy such energy twenty-odd years in the future as well.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    Adult Swim just picked up Dan Harmon & Justin Roiland's new show, Rick & Morty, for ten episodes. Below is the very NSFW video of it's original incarnation:
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    I'm so happy and yet so tortured that the Venture Bros. are back but not actually back.

    It was nice to see the show again, at least.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    "It's ok, it was just cancer sex."

    I do believe Archer just gave me my fix of entirely inappropriate animation action while I'm waiting for the next season of Venture Bros. Splurging through all three seasons in two days has been fun.
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    @taphead Oh man, I love Archer. So f'n funny, and yet I always just a bit dirty after watching. Haha.