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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2013
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    Being an extra on the newest Black Mirror must have been fucking strange.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2013
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    Still loving Justified.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2013
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    Zero Hour makes me keep hearing Jon Voight in my head. "And that will lead to another clock and that will lead to another clock!"
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2013 edited
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    Finally caught up on Fringe. Really could have done without the entire last season, though.

    Which is pretty much how it turns out anyway. Also, if the Observers never existed, doesn't that mean that September was never there to disrupt Walternate discovering the cure for Peter and thus Walter never would have crossed over to save him so basically the entire show wouldn't have happened? I mean, I can forgive plot holes, but less so when the plot hole is such that it renders the entire show non-existent. I also really want to know what happened to Broyle's sick son in the alternate universe.

    Oh, it also didn't help that every episode of season 5 was a fetch-quest.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2013
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    I'm now caught up on Black Mirror (Having not heard of it before the second series started) and I'm loving it. The White Bear episode was a strange one, as it didn't pay off fully until the very end, when you are finally told what's going on and the themes and satire becomes apparent.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2013
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    @ D.J.

    The way I understood it the time change didn't occur until 2015, when Walter would disappear and the Observers would fail to invade. So, everything that happened before that date (September saving Walter, etc) would still happen. Please don't ask me how that would work because all I can do is say "Science is Magic!"
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    Just finished the first season of "House of Cards" on Netflix. I'm hoping it gets another season not only because I want to see where they go with it, but I hope that this is the beginning of how television shows are produced and shown. I think the networks have had their day and it's time for a change.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2013
     (10951.8)
    @johnjones

    Okay, well that makes at least a little bit more sense. A little. Doesn't change my opinion on the season, though.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2013
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    Fringe was a strange show in that
    only one season, the fourth, actually occurred. Season one-three were overwritten and season five effectively never took place.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2013
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    I just found out that Sam Witwer is in the American Being Human, which is annoying because I didn't care about Being Human until now.
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2013
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    @William

    I re-upped my subscription to Netflix just to support such sentiments! - I'll be cancelling again this month and be back again for Arrested Development!!!


    It's interesting when you compare Netflix productions to the Amazon studios announcements which gives the impression that their content is going to be very middle of the road.
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    @ Magnulus - I think if they were to do a movie of Black Flag circa 1984, they should get Samuel Witwer to play Henry Rollins.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2013
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    Totally, William! Yes!!
    The photos from Being Human look like SUCH an American Version Of A British Show. They all just look broody and... and... AMERICAN. Bleh. Even Witwer looks boring.
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    I haven't watched any of the original Being Human, but I think the US version does a pretty good job of balancing the broodiness with the sarcasm. And they haven't come close to introducing any big End Of The World story arcs, which I am given to understand the UK version kind of fell up it's own ass doing after Series 3 or something.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2013
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    Yeah, I stopped watching during/ after the third season. Got tired of the characters changing according to what the writers needed to happen for the sake of drama.
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2013
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    The final Black Mirror was a touch dissappointing... it just kind of lost itself as it went on.

    But the ending made sense in the context of the story credit - that it was originally meant as a Nathan Barley story; and in that context I think the tone of it would have felt more cohesive.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2013
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    Utopia was delightfully true to its principles all the way through. <3

    In case any of you want some similarly bleak anime, I can recommend Texhnolyze (never mind that spelling, it makes sense in context). It's from the folks who made Serial Experiments Lain (also recommended) and it is a rather impressive mix of New Weird and Post-apocalyptic Cyberpunk, with heavy heavy symbolism to go with. Pretty much all the anime tropes are subverted if they show up at all.
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    @ Magnulus- I actually like the newer characters on the british being human. I think they have more personality than the original cast. I also really like the american version, this newest season has gotten pretty good.

    I just watched the new black mirror. Yeah, it was pretty depressing. Not bad, just depressing.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2013
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    Whose Line? is coming back.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2013
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    Is this old news? I only finished watching them all last night.

    Robert Downey Jr to turn 'The Entire History of You' episode of Black Mirror into film


    re: Utopia: did anyone else notice when Channel 4 were hawking the DVD of the series during the end credits that the cover decribes it as "Series One"?



    Probably wishful thinking to hope for a Series Two but, still...