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    Damn, you've really been binging it. I'm currently binging The Walking Dead again. It's been a while. I've not been a "fan" of it for years. It could have been a far better show if they pulled the plug long ago.

    It's just one of those shows (in this manner comparable to anime like Death Note) that I can binge when I'm having a shitty week and just take advantage of the escapism. So long as I move on when the show's quality drops, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    Damn, you've really been binging it. I'm currently binging The Walking Dead again. It's been a while. I've not been a "fan" of it for years. It could have been a far better show if they pulled the plug long ago.

    It's just one of those shows (in this manner comparable to anime like Death Note) that I can binge when I'm having a shitty week and just take advantage of the escapism. So long as I move on when the show's quality drops, lol.

    Any other shows on your backlog?
    Yeah I was watching 2 or 3 a night with my husband but we both though season 3 just sucked. We stopped watching by episode 3. lol

    As of now, just Mr. Robot. I used to watch the Walking Dead but lost interest in that in season 5 I think it was, maybe season 4. It shouldn't have dragged out like you said.

    I caught up on Better Call Saul and waiting for the next season of that. Also waiting on the final season of Archer.

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    I'll take your word for it then. It's reassuring to hear that I probably haven't missed out on a lot by dropping Fargo early-ish.

    I've not been binging it, but I'm now up to the last two seasons of Homeland. I must say that I missed out by not investing the time earlier on. It's a political drama with a fair share of action mixed in. I recommend it. Not as much as I'd recommend 24. (I don't think I'll ever stop recommending the latter.) I remember that we briefly discussed 24 and you said you weren't into the show. It's worth giving another go, but yeah, I do recommend Homeland if you're looking for something new to you.

    If you're looking for something somewhat supernatural or unrealistic (or not so real-world) I recommend 3%. It's a Portuguese Netflix show. It has a pretty good English dub which is something you rarely see with live action.



    Now that I mention 24, I recall that some SJW had a go at me recently for being a 24 fan, lol. He said it's a show for right-wing nutters and caters for those supporting the "War on Terror", even though it very fairly explores the pros and cons and highlights the ramifications. As far as politics go I'd say it's unbiased.
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    I will check out Homeland. I remember an ex of mine, his parents were obsessed with 24. I never got into it but knowing the basics of it, that is kind of funny that some of the PC people got upset over you enjoying it. They can find something offensive in everything. It is like being the ultimate pessimistic sad sack of human life imaginable.

    3% sounds interesting. I will maybe give that a try soon. I can usually tell if I will like a series by the first or second episode. How long are the episodes of that series?

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    Since this has evolved into a general conversation about TV shows I thought I could share an anecdote from today. I was helping my Mom move this afternoon so I was stuck in a moving van with her for several hours. Maybe "stuck" is the wrong word, because it has a negative connotation. 99% of it was fine but she brought up Orange is the New Black and tried several times to convince me of how good it gets. she even admitted that the beginning sucks and I would need to invest significant time before it gets good. Now, this is my Mother and she can count the times I've watched live action TV on one hand from personal experience so I have no idea where this came from. Ironically, I was forced to watch a (very small) portion of the show with an ex of mine years ago and as expected I alternated between gritting my teeth and falling asleep because apparently I must be autistic or something since I can't connect to human characters on screen. I've watched enough documentaries about real women's prisons to know that this whole show was an SJW fantasy. As a double layer of irony in this post, I was only watching through an episode of the SJW show to get what I wanted out of this girl later, so....hey maybe they're right about guys.

    Somewhat off-topic, on one of those documentaries about women in prison showed a lady who had gotten a hold of a block of instant ramen for being a well-behaved inmate. However, there is no running water or place to cook inside a cell for obvious reasons so.........where is the only source of water in the cell to soften the ramen block? That's right, she kneels over the toilet dunking that block in the water over and over then biting into it like a sandwich. Huge respect for that chick. I thought I was a big fan of ramen but she went above and beyond the call of duty and for that I salute her.

    Quote Originally Posted by KorinKitty View Post
    I can usually tell if I will like a series by the first or second episode.
    Does live-action not have the three episode rule like anime does? It's a rule of thumb among anime fans (or at least those who recommend it to others) that you need to watch 3 episodes to form an opinion. Part of that may be the common anime formula of establishing your main character in Episode 1 and long-lasting supporting character(s)/sidekick in Episode 2, or perhaps the main character goes up against a very weak antagonist in episode 2 to establish the rules of their special power or whatever. Episode 3 is often the first story meat, so to speak. Perhaps Western live action shows follow an entirely different formula in which 1 or 2 episodes are enough. The episodes are also far longer.
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    Orange is the New Black isn't actually a bad show. Sure, it does have a few SJW-ish elements here and there, but they didn't go too far with it. I think one or two of the later seasons sucks somewhat, but I don't regret watching it. As an example of the "SJW fantasy" is the transgender character. She/he isn't a Mary (or rather, Marty) Sue and doesn't get special treatment either. S/he's often a source of comedy. The main character is a bit Sue-like, though.

    When I was a teenager I watched a women's prison series that I thoroughly enjoyed called Bad Girls. It had great character development and was certainly better than this American counterpart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zemekis View Post
    Somewhat off-topic, on one of those documentaries about women in prison showed a lady who had gotten a hold of a block of instant ramen for being a well-behaved inmate. However, there is no running water or place to cook inside a cell for obvious reasons so.........where is the only source of water in the cell to soften the ramen block? That's right, she kneels over the toilet dunking that block in the water over and over then biting into it like a sandwich. Huge respect for that chick. I thought I was a big fan of ramen but she went above and beyond the call of duty and for that I salute her.
    I've got this documentary series on my Plex server about women serial killers, so I guess that slightly relates. I don't know if I could be of interest in what you're mentioning though. You don't believe this reality TV, do you? I mean, it's no Storage Wars, but obviously there's going to be a bunch of bullshit with all reality shows.

    If I was someone in her position, I'd want a gourmet meal in exchange for becoming a national laughingstock from some fishy shitty ramen story. These people don't become a spectacle for nothing.

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    Does live-action not have the three episode rule like anime does?
    Certainly not. There are some great TV shows that take a good few episodes to really start to shine. They were absolutely worth the time investment and following a rule like that is a pretty bad way to go about it in my opinion.
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    I guess 3 episodes is a fair call. I tend to do less cause I can be fussy with what I am watching lol

    Also, I watched the first 2 seasons of Orange Is the New Black back when it first started. I liked it for what it was but lost interest in it at that point. I felt that the story couldn't build up any better at that point and it was pointless to continue watching it. Just felt like some kind of lesbian prison fantasy documentary. LOL

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