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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Freep: Tigers’ Justin Verlander neither confirms nor denies he’s dating Kate Upton

People shriek on the streets of Michigan when they see Verlander in person. He can’t stop at a gas pump or go grocery shopping. Everyone knows where he lives in the off-season (Troy), what he eats the night before he pitches (Taco Bell, for three crunchy Taco Supremes, a Cheesy Gordita Crunch and a Mexican Pizza, hold the tomatoes) and where he grabs his morning coffee.

Justin Verlander: wins Cy Youngs, dates supermodels, eats crap.

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   801. Lassus Posted: November 01, 2012 at 10:04 PM (#4290546)
Gone with the Wind probably also belongs though it is not as good a movie (though it is pretty good).

I saw GWTW on the big screen, and I remember thinking it was one of the most annoying soap operas I had ever seen.
   802. McCoy Posted: November 01, 2012 at 10:17 PM (#4290561)
GWTW would probably work best as a HBO drama than as a movie.
   803. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: November 01, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4290633)
Double Indemnity is not to miss. Edward G. Robinson is terrific, the hurt he feels is palpable. While Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray aren't 21st century standards of romantic leads, the sparks and desparation between them is wonderful. Billy Wilder (I think he has leapfrogged Hitchcock and Scorsese as my favorite director) keeps the tension going from beginning to the very end. DON'T MISS.

Worth it just for the way Fred MacMurray says the word "Baby."
Brief brag: I lucked out & saw Jack Lemmon & Billy Wilder in conversation at the Stanford Theater about 20 years ago, before a screening of "Some Like It Hot." They were both completely delightful. Somebody brought up a pair of maracas for Lemmon to play with. Wilder was a seriously tiny man - he sat in an ordinary chair and his feet didn't even reach the ground.

Anyway, yes, GWTW is ####### terrible.
   804. steagles Posted: November 01, 2012 at 11:52 PM (#4290634)
being out of power for a vouple of days, i only just now got the opportunity to watch the last episode of "the walking dead".


and again, i have to say it was actually good. i feel it necessary to mention this because it was absolutely terrible last year. i haven't read any of the books, so my first exposure to any of the new characters is when they show up on my television, but just so far, the governor, michonne, merle, they all blow the season 2 characters completely out of the water. and in addition, rick seems a lot more interesting, since he's gotten past the generic dudley do-right kind of leader, and seems to be more pragmatic about protecting his people form outside threats, be they zombified or human.

and carl is also more interesting seeing as he's not gutshot.


   805. flournoy Posted: November 02, 2012 at 12:27 AM (#4290651)
I was forced to watch Gone with the Wind when I was about 14, and that was the longest month of my life.
   806. Ray (RDP) Posted: November 02, 2012 at 12:53 AM (#4290662)
GWTW sucks. And it's not a "you have to understand it's an old movie" thing. It's a you have to understand it sucks thing.
   807. Rennie's Tenet Posted: November 02, 2012 at 01:39 AM (#4290671)
did anyone mention Rita Hayworth?


Briefly. From the same generation, Maureen O'Hara, Maureen O'Sullivan, Bergman, Hedy Lamarr, Vivien Leigh.

Speaking of Leigh, if Gone with the Wind was played a lot on cable, I wouldn't stop and watch it a lot, but I think it's a failure of imagination to just dismiss it. You have to adjust a little to the audience -- it was big on a scale people hadn't seen before, big music, big color, big story. Boxofficemojo still lists it as No. 1 all-time for adjusted domestic gross, even though it's been playing on TV for half its life. And Vivien Leigh was crazy good looking in it.
   808. I am going to be Frank Posted: November 02, 2012 at 02:01 AM (#4290679)
Jacklyn smith started my lifelong preference of brunettes over blondes
   809. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: November 02, 2012 at 02:21 AM (#4290682)
Persis Khambatta started my lifelong preference of freaks over non-freaks.
   810. DJS and the Infinite Sadness Posted: November 02, 2012 at 02:33 AM (#4290683)
Just to combined peak hotness and fantasy novels, Diana Rigg is playing Olenna Tyrell in the next season of Game of Thrones.
   811. steagles Posted: November 04, 2012 at 10:23 PM (#4292939)
i just got amazon instant streaming working and i started watching the series premiere of fringe again. i'm 10 minutes in, and the thing that's popping out to me as being different from what the series is like now, is the way that agent broyles is treating olivia. he's talking down to her, giving her busy work, just generally being a jackass ("yeah honey, would you mind"). i last watched this ~5 years ago, so i did not remember that at all.


looks like the larry sanders show is back in a holding pattern while i watch all 5 seasons of this.
   812. base ball chick Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:23 AM (#4293040)
gone with the wind is kind of like one of those endless yankee-red sox games with 50 zillion stepping out, 3-2 counts with too many fouls, 3 pitcher changes/inning after the 5th inning and it ends up being 4 1/2 hours which is just about what GWTW is

fiddle dee deeeeeee

oh yeah
and rita hayworth is, in my not so umble opinion, the most beautiful White actress like ever. young elizabeth taylor very close second. grace kelly? blah bland blond



   813. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:31 AM (#4293043)
grace kelly? blah bland blond


There are many, MANY "blah bland blond"s in this world.

Grace Kelly is SO not one of them.
   814. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: November 05, 2012 at 04:10 AM (#4293075)
being out of power for a vouple of days, i only just now got the opportunity to watch the last episode of "the walking dead".
Just wait until you catch Episode 4. Holy ####!

Grace Kelly is SO not one of them.
SO utterly true.
   815. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: November 05, 2012 at 04:40 AM (#4293078)
and rita hayworth is, in my not so umble opinion, the most beautiful White actress like ever.

Well, white like Ted Williams was "white."

Meanwhile, I realize I omitted Madeline Kahn, which is tragic. MADELINE KAHN, then.
   816. Flynn Posted: November 05, 2012 at 05:59 AM (#4293081)
Well, white like Ted Williams was "white."


That's kind of a weird thing to say about Rita Hayworth, whose father was from Spain. And just as weird a thing to say about Ted Williams.
   817. Greg K Posted: November 05, 2012 at 08:19 AM (#4293092)
That's kind of a weird thing to say about Rita Hayworth, whose father was from Spain. And just as weird a thing to say about Ted Williams.

To be fair the Protestant nations of northwestern Europe have a centuries-long history of portraying the people of Spain as a race which doesn't really fit in the European panoply. I don't see the harm in keeping that proud tradition alive!
   818. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: November 05, 2012 at 08:58 AM (#4293098)
Rita Hayworth in Glenda is super hot, for true. Of course, in that film, she's black and white...
   819. bachslunch Posted: November 05, 2012 at 10:58 AM (#4293158)
Re #791: agreed that one should see "Citizen Kane" to decide. I think it's a wonderfully good film, myself, a real favorite of mine. I also like GWIW, despite its length and soapy leanings.

And I'm a big Hitchcock fan, though for me "Vertigo" belongs among his absolute best. Amazingly well put together film, in clear binary format with form nicely underpinned. Creepy as hell, too.

Rennie's group of 30s/40s hotties is a good one. So's Rita Hayworth, especially in "Gilda," though I don't think it's a very good film. Also forgot to include an agreement for Ann Margaret above.
   820. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: November 05, 2012 at 11:16 AM (#4293179)
especially in "Gilda," though I don't think it's a very good film.

Gilda, right. Clearly I have Ed Wood on the brain. It's not great, you're right. Seemed like a Casablanca knockoff to me.
   821. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 05, 2012 at 11:24 AM (#4293191)
Rennie's group of 30s/40s hotties is a good one.
While her career wasn't in the class of those ladies, Jane Greer in "Out of the Past" was a wickedly bewitching femme fatale. One of Mitchum's best -- his character knows he's swirling down the drain from almost the moment he meets her. The dialogue in that movie is fantastic too.

"How big a chump can you get to be? I was finding out."

"It was the bottom of the barrel, and I was scraping it."

"Joe couldn't find a prayer in the Bible. "


   822. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: November 05, 2012 at 11:37 AM (#4293220)
Now, I have seen Glen or Glenda, was prrrrreeety sure Hayworth wasn't in it.
   823. McCoy Posted: November 05, 2012 at 11:47 AM (#4293228)
Can't believe they killed Rick.
   824. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 05, 2012 at 12:06 PM (#4293259)
And I'm a big Hitchcock fan, though for me "Vertigo" belongs among his absolute best. Amazingly well put together film, in clear binary format with form nicely underpinned. Creepy as hell, too.

Big fan, too, but Vertigo is too stylized for me for it to be up with Notorious, NxNW, Psycho, Strangers on a Train, even Shadow of a Doubt. I'm not a Kim Novac fan, so there is that too, I guess. Vertigo is creepy, I'll give it that.
   825. McCoy Posted: November 05, 2012 at 12:33 PM (#4293279)
TWD Episode 4 s why I've kind of lost interest in the comic book. I've read one criticism of the series that used the phrase "misery porn" I think that is basically correct. The story goes absolutely nowhere and is just about misery and hardship with melodramatic speeches about how miserable and hard it is.
   826. Greg K Posted: November 05, 2012 at 12:44 PM (#4293294)
TWD Episode 4 s why I've kind of lost interest in the comic book. I've read one criticism of the series that used the phrase "misery porn" I think that is basically correct. The story goes absolutely nowhere and is just about misery and hardship with melodramatic speeches about how miserable and hard it is.

Sounds like a Lars van Trier movie.

...except without Nicole Kidman being repeatedly raped.
   827. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: November 05, 2012 at 12:48 PM (#4293296)
Was never a big North by Northwest fan as I thought the whole being chased by a plane in a cornfield kind of stupid. I thought "Rear Window" and "Vertigo" were a lot better.
   828. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: November 05, 2012 at 12:53 PM (#4293303)
I remembered Hayworth changing her name, and thought I remembered her family being from Mexico.
I was wrong, and I blame the awesome hotness of Madeline Kahn.
   829. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:19 PM (#4293341)
I thought the whole being chased by a plane in a cornfield kind of stupid.

Well, the bad guys needed to kill "George Kaplan" and if he was found with a bullet in his head, then the cops would know that he didn't kill Townsend. The baddies had to make it look like an accident. Maybe not the accident I would choose, but "accidently" cropdusting a killer on the run to death wouldn't lead to much investigation. It's a plausible premise; the execution is exquisite, going from benign to deadly in a single extended scene.
   830. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:20 PM (#4293348)
I remembered Hayworth changing her name, and thought I remembered her family being from Mexico.

Margarita Carmen Cansino
   831. steagles Posted: November 05, 2012 at 03:49 PM (#4293547)
Just wait until you catch Episode 4. Holy ####!
so much for that one joke -- t-dawg has gone where no black character has gone before: season 3.
TWD Episode 4 s why I've kind of lost interest in the comic book. I've read one criticism of the series that used the phrase "misery porn" I think that is basically correct. The story goes absolutely nowhere and is just about misery and hardship with melodramatic speeches about how miserable and hard it is.
as i had said before, i had no plans to watch season 3, but since i never took it off autorecord after season 2, it showed up on my DVR, and i decided to watch the premiere a few days later. it was pretty decent, so i kept watching, and well, here i am.
Can't believe they killed Rick.
where's the trollface when you need it?
   832. McCoy Posted: November 05, 2012 at 05:03 PM (#4293620)
Season 3 is much better than season 2 but it is still a pointless story at this point and I can't totally blame the showrunners for that. The comic book story is pointless as well and I think they have kept it going because it is a TV show now.

They did say they weren't going to veer away a lot from the comic book this season but it appears they've already lied to us on that front. The interesting thing will be what they do after season 3 when the governor story is played out. They're cashing in a lot of chips right now and I don't know if they have a lot left for after season 3 and have it not feel repetitive.
   833. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: November 05, 2012 at 05:23 PM (#4293637)
Well, the bad guys needed to kill "George Kaplan" and if he was found with a bullet in his head, then the cops would know that he didn't kill Townsend. The baddies had to make it look like an accident. Maybe not the accident I would choose, but "accidently" cropdusting a killer on the run to death wouldn't lead to much investigation. It's a plausible premise; the execution is exquisite, going from benign to deadly in a single extended scene.


I understand the love of the scene, I just think that death by crop duster was a nutty premise considering how low one would have to fly to get Cary Grant in a propeller blade.
   834. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: November 05, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4293689)
Dang, somebody mentioned "George Kaplan" in an earlier thread and I just assumed it was a Nichols and May reference.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit electroshock treatment.
   835. steagles Posted: November 06, 2012 at 12:12 AM (#4293985)
watched dexter earlier today. i'm enjoying all of the little call-backs they've done this year. they've brought up the bay harbor butcher and james doakes and lundy. and now they're bringing up lumen and jordan chase. and the ice truck killer also got a shoutout this week.

i still wouldn't say it's a good show, but it's nice that they're acknowledging the show's history.
   836. Rennie's Tenet Posted: November 06, 2012 at 02:31 AM (#4294111)
A category of cuties that sadly went out of style: Irene Dunne, Jean Arthur, Carole Lombard, Ginger Rogers.

Edit: I don't know about "hot," but you can't take your eyes off Hayworth in two Astaire movies -- You'll Never Get Rich and You Were Never Lovelier.
   837. Poster Nutbag Posted: November 06, 2012 at 03:58 AM (#4294130)
Carole Lombard


Personal fave.
   838. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 06, 2012 at 09:48 AM (#4294218)
I saw a little of a Lombard movie this weekend (with Cary Grant, can't remember the name; it was a real soaper) and was struck by how much she looked like Garbo.
   839. steagles Posted: November 08, 2012 at 01:48 AM (#4297659)
two things:

1, for some reason, i'm still watching revolution. it's still not good, but i do see a light at the end of the tunnel, in that they seem to be torturing that girl with the disney eyes, and for as annoying and naive as she was at the start of the show, if they could slowly turn her into the same kind of misanthrope as her uncle, that could actually make the show enjoyable and, dare i say it, compelling.

2, on amazon instant streaming, there was some roundtable discussion of justified that included timothy olyphant, graham yost, and elmore leonard. the whole thing was quite awesome. during the course of the discussion, the moderator brought up a point i'd made in a previous thread, that noone on the show actually likes raylan. this was filmed the day that season 3 premiered, and in response to the question, graham yost cracked a joke about how they wanted to find raylan a friend during the 3rd season.
   840. McCoy Posted: November 08, 2012 at 01:59 AM (#4297668)
I don't think anyone would really like Raylan in real life either. He's a great character but a shvtty human being.
   841. Rants Mulliniks Posted: November 08, 2012 at 08:36 AM (#4297708)
I'm still watching Revolution too, there's enough plot twists each week to keep it interesting. I just wish it wasn't on so late, its over at midnight where I am.

And before I forget, Christy Turlington is probably in the top 10 most beautiful women who have ever lived. I honestly don't think I'd be able to speak if I ever met her in person.
   842. McCoy Posted: November 08, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4298588)
World War Z has a trailer. Looks like they basically kept the title and the idea that it is a worldwide problem and doubt everything else. I guess one should expect that when you get Brad Pitt to star in it. No way you're doing ensemble cast after that.

Going with fast zombies in this one. Looks like an interesting movie and I am kinda glad they stick with the book. Didn't really like the book.
   843. steagles Posted: November 09, 2012 at 08:12 AM (#4298711)
i thought last night's "it's always sunny in philadelphia" episode was one of their best ever. definitely up there with 'char-dee mac-dennis' 'the DENNIS system' 'frank reynolds little beauties', 'who got dee pregnant', 'the world series defense', 'who pooped the bed', 'the nightman cometh', 'sweet dee's dating a retarded person', 'mac is a serial killer', and...you know, they've had a lot of really good episodes. i've never really thought of the show as one of my favorites, but there's a lot of hilarious stuff there.
   844. jingoist Posted: November 09, 2012 at 10:37 AM (#4298742)
Whatever happened to Justin and kate Upton?
And in that situation, who of the two is classified as the "star f**ker"?
Both?
   845. Lassus Posted: November 09, 2012 at 11:01 AM (#4298756)
the moderator brought up a point i'd made in a previous thread, that noone on the show actually likes raylan.

I actually think Tim kind of likes him. At least more than anyone else.

Well, Boyd Crowder sure does.
   846. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: November 12, 2012 at 01:47 PM (#4300628)
I watched Drive over the weekend because of the recommendations in this thread. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I didn't like it.
   847. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 12, 2012 at 02:14 PM (#4300641)
Yeaarrggghhh, too bad. I fell in love with Albert Brooks the comedian the first time I saw him. That 40 years later he could do a master turn of civilized evil like he did in "Drive" just blew me away. Of course the story line could have been a TMNT episode, with Brooks spliced in, and I would have still loved it.

Yeah, you can call me biased towards this movie. :)
   848. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: November 12, 2012 at 02:30 PM (#4300655)
Actually, I thought Brooks was the best thing in the movie, by far. A movie with him as the protagonist would have been 10x better IMO (or a movie about the relationship between Brooks and Perlman). I didn't find Gosling, Mulligan, or the story very interesting.
   849. Lassus Posted: November 12, 2012 at 02:35 PM (#4300660)
Dexter has seemed kinda fun to me lately, but this currently is only the second season I've watched (saw last season's, which was pretty blah), so I haven't a clue how it stacks up to the run.
   850. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: November 12, 2012 at 02:45 PM (#4300668)
On a whim I also watched Lockout, the action movie with Guy Pearce. It's another contender for the title of worst movie ever made (big budget hollywood category). The acting was atrocious, I didn't care about any of the characters, and the plot made no sense. But other than that, the movie was great.

Watching Pearce hamming it up was actually painful. He's a terrific actor, and deserves better than this.
   851. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: November 12, 2012 at 03:18 PM (#4300695)
Watching Pearce hamming it up was actually painful. He's a terrific actor, and deserves better than this.

Anybody here who hasn't seen "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert": you totally should.
Guy Pearce AND Hugo Weaving AND Terence Stamp as Australian drag queens, and they're all outstanding.
   852. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: November 12, 2012 at 03:24 PM (#4300703)
Agree -- terrific movie.
   853. steagles Posted: November 12, 2012 at 05:13 PM (#4300809)
Dexter has seemed kinda fun to me lately, but this currently is only the second season I've watched (saw last season's, which was pretty blah), so I haven't a clue how it stacks up to the run.
i thought seasons 3 and 6 were the weakest. season 5 was just a tick above that. then, season 1, then 4 and 2. lithgow was tremendous in season 4, but i hated the way that season ended.

Anybody here who hasn't seen "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert": you totally should.
Guy Pearce AND Hugo Weaving AND Terence Stamp as Australian drag queens, and they're all outstanding.
sounds like kind of a rip off of that wesley snipes movie.
   854. smileyy Posted: November 12, 2012 at 05:54 PM (#4300837)
[853] Kinda, except the other way around. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert was shot and released first. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Priscilla,_Queen_of_the_Desert#Cultural_impact
   855. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: November 12, 2012 at 06:03 PM (#4300842)
Very not a rip off of To Wong Foo. I think Priscilla is a bit overrated, but it's still a pretty good movie.
   856. McCoy Posted: November 12, 2012 at 06:04 PM (#4300843)
I found Lockout to be no thinking involved amusement. I found Drive to be mildy interesting and mostly boring. I did like THe Crazies with I believe Olyphant being the protagonist.
   857. steagles Posted: November 12, 2012 at 06:45 PM (#4300871)
I did like THe Crazies with I believe Olyphant being the protagonist.
i'm a huge timothy olyphant fan, but i didn't think that movie was very good. it just wasn't very interesting to me.
Very not a rip off of To Wong Foo. I think Priscilla is a bit overrated, but it's still a pretty good movie.

[853] Kinda, except the other way around. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert was shot and released first. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Priscilla,_Queen_of_the_Desert#Cultural_impact
i was just having a little fun.
   858. steagles Posted: November 13, 2012 at 09:43 PM (#4301988)
i have a new favorite television show: total blackout.

i'm not quite sure whether this is a real competition or the greatest piece of performance art in human history, but either way, it's totally and completely awesome.
   859. steagles Posted: November 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM (#4302002)
i have a new favorite television show: total blackout.

i'm not quite sure whether this is a real competition or the greatest piece of performance art in human history, but either way, it's totally and completely awesome.
okay, to give a quick sell for this show, there are 4 contestants who are plunged into total darkness and made to touch/smell different things. in this last round, one of the items was a man's ass, and one of the contestants puts his nose right into the crack and says "i've smelled this before."


i almost went apoplectic when he said that. i'm gonna say this show is right up with archer in the running for my favorite show on television.
   860. steagles Posted: November 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4304758)
fringe: i'm sure that i'm wrong about this, but is there any chance that peter is september? you know, the observer who pulled him out of the frozen lake back when he was a kid?
   861. PreservedFish Posted: November 16, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4304763)
And before I forget, Christy Turlington is probably in the top 10 most beautiful women who have ever lived. I honestly don't think I'd be able to speak if I ever met her in person.


I've spoken to Christy Turlington in person. She was buying cheese from me. I gave her samples of four cheeses. She bought three. She was dressed down and was not a blazing beauty or anything like that, just looked like a pretty woman.
   862. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: November 16, 2012 at 11:46 PM (#4304768)
Seems to me like Nucky found himself in a real dilly of a pickle. His sole source of revenue is being threatened on multiple fronts, with Gyp Rosetti and Arnold Rothstein coordinating to cut Nucky out entirely. His wife, who it should be remembered screwed Nucky out of a literal fortune in the New Jersey highway deal, is back screwing Nucky's first lieutenant. The Feds still want a piece of him, and the DA basically told Nucky the gig was up. He's so desperate for competent help he's forced to rely on Mickey F'n Doyle, and his most competent associate, Eli, just happened to betray Nucky previously and tried to have him killed.

Nucky's never been in a weaker position before.

Arnold is not trying to cut out Nucky. Arnold sided with Nucky and Arnold tried to have Gyp killed. Gyp has now been chased out of Tabor Heights and the booze is flowing again to NY. The AG is looking for a fall guy but Nucky is enlisting the female prosecutor to his side, still has Harding's baby in the cooler, and now has Means cutting a deal with him. All Nucky has experienced this season is petty annoyances.


Well my friend, I'd say you're half remarkably right, and half terribly, terribly wrong.
   863. billyshears Posted: November 17, 2012 at 12:38 AM (#4304785)
i thought last night's "it's always sunny in philadelphia" episode was one of their best ever. definitely up there with 'char-dee mac-dennis' 'the DENNIS system' 'frank reynolds little beauties', 'who got dee pregnant', 'the world series defense', 'who pooped the bed', 'the nightman cometh', 'sweet dee's dating a retarded person', 'mac is a serial killer', and...you know, they've had a lot of really good episodes. i've never really thought of the show as one of my favorites, but there's a lot of hilarious stuff there.


All great episodes, but personally, I'll take "The gang Buys A Boat" over all of them, for the sole reason that "Because of the implication" is, like, the funniest few moments of TV, like, ever.
   864. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: November 17, 2012 at 03:27 AM (#4304818)
and carl is also more interesting seeing as he's not gutshot.
Yes indeed. Consciousness is good. Now that he's actually allowed to do things, he's turning into one of the most interesting characters in the series. A lot will depend on how much talent the actor playing him has. It's tough for a kid, no matter how good, to sell grim seriousness. That's the kind of thing that can go horribly wrong onscreen.

TWD is strong this season, but I'm very disappointed in what they're (not) doing with Michonne. The lack of any kind of history at all makes her uncompelling. The lack of any detail of her and Andrea's six months wandering in the wilderness is a serious narrative blunder. That could have been fascinating and evocative. Instead, we get varying degrees of glaring.

The failure to have her explain to Andrea that she saw blood and bullet holes in the vehicles belonging to the dead military unit was plain silly.
   865. Lassus Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:26 AM (#4304837)
The show has too much silliness to be compelling. A certain amount is to be expected, it's a damned zombie show, but the levels of stupid activity are just too high for me.

That show needs two good seasons to make up for the "Farm Scene with Occasional Zombies" still life, and any season where Carl isn't dead isn't a good season.


fringe: i'm sure that i'm wrong about this, but is there any chance that peter is september?

I haven't watched last night's yet, but this is one of the recent frequent speculations in the nerdosphere, so you're not alone. I'm hoping not, I don't like those sorts of circles with no start, but it's certainly a possibility. I do hope that it's revealed the "month" observers are from a much farther future than the invader ones.
   866. steagles Posted: November 18, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4305741)
that scene between dexter and isaac at the gay bar is undoubtedly my favorite scene in the show's history.
   867. vivaelpujols Posted: November 19, 2012 at 12:25 AM (#4305758)
All great episodes, but personally, I'll take "The gang Buys A Boat" over all of them, for the sole reason that "Because of the implication" is, like, the funniest few moments of TV, like, ever.


I love rapist Dennis. Watch like the first 2 minutes of "Dennis gets divorced".
   868. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: November 20, 2012 at 01:33 AM (#4306553)
Is Nucky Thompson in #### up to his ears or what?
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