Amph I am addicted to television.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Guy, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    People who avoid Arrested Development because 'everybody likes it' or 'I hate sitcoms' or whatever other reasons they cook up for ignoring it mostly just get my pity. I honestly feel bad for them that they're too stuck up and stubborn to enjoy the greatest sitcom ever made.
  2. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Well, a traditional sitcom on the regular networks...................I should have made that more clear.:p

    Back-to-Back!: 2008-2009 & 2009-2010 L.A. Lakers: World Champions:cool:
  3. Darth_Furio Force Ghost

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    "True Blood"
    "Dexter"
    Loved "The Wire"
  4. J-Rod Force Ghost

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    Sons of Anarchy.
    Lost.
    Battlestar Galactica.
    And I miss Rock of Love and Flavor of Love.
    BTW, anyone watch The Soup on E!? Funny as hell!
  5. SoloKnight Force Ghost

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    I'm a huge Whedon fan so I'd have to suggest Firefly/Serenity and Buffy. Angel's pretty good too but not as good as the other two. I also really enjoyed Terminator:SCC and the first season of Joan of Arcadia.
  6. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    1. No reality programming.
    2. I only included fictional series, not talk show-like programs that I watch such as The Soup, Daily Show, Colbert, and Tosh.0.
  7. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    I don't think you care for Joel McHale much anyway.
  8. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    He's kind of an arrogant prick.
  9. beezel26 Force Ghost

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    What is really funny is I have 70 channels on my regular cable. My landlord has the box which has roughly 1200 channels without the movie channels. Needless to say I borrowed her box for two nights while she was on vacation. Needless to say after two nights I found only two shows I wanted to watch. Topgear and Dr Who on BBC america.

    Everything else was the same over and over. You got your regular channels, you got your west coast channels, you got your spanish channels and your hd channels. Alot of the same crap over and over. Not to mention the endless amounts of shows on syndication like Star Trek.

  10. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    It's "needless to say" that you STOLE your landlord's cable service while she was out of town?
  11. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  12. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  13. beezel26 Force Ghost

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    I didn't steal it at all. I borrowed it. I don't live in an apartment I live in house. You cant put a box in any room with cable no questions asked. Oh and the cable is apart of the rent.

    So I wasn't stealing anything. I was borrowing it and she gave permission. So get off my back Dani.
  14. Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus

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    Let's both back off, shall we?

    You have to admit, though, saying you took it while she was on vacation did insinuate that you didn't have her permission. If you did, you could have said that in your previous post.

    I've never seen this Big Bang Theory.

    Joel McHale is awesome.
  15. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    Actually Leslie destroys the boys in pretty much everything. And they have shown her to be just as nerdy and a little bit cooler then the boys as well. In the case of Penny at first I was leery of her, but the last season and a half they really have shown that even the pretty girl next door is a little bit nerdy and everyone has a bit of nerd in them. I absolutely adore BBT. Especially Sheldon, heart him very much.

    I loved Arrested Development and look forward to the movie. At least Cera said they were doing one, and I like think he wouldn't lie....
  16. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    lol I just realized I said "fictional" when I included The Pacific and Band of Brothers. I guess I just should've said "shows with a plot."
  17. Jedi_Reject_Jesse Force Ghost

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  18. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    ...historical fiction is still fiction. Those aren't documentaries or anything.

    I mean, Dick Winters was a dude, but he wasn't Damien Lewis.
  19. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Historical fiction is usually a fictional story within a historical setting-- e.g., a fictional Union soldier fighting in the U.S. Civil War. Broader events such as major battles would be true, but smaller, more personal things would be made up by the author. Generally, in the aforementioned HBO series the people really existed and events really happened. So it's a lot less fictional than historical fiction.
  20. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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  21. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Sure, but it ain't historical fiction. :p Compare Band of Brothers to the other Spielberg/Hanks project, Saving Private Ryan.
  22. hudzu Chosen One

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    given how prone stephen ambrose was to straight up making **** up in his books, theres no telling how much of the source material might have already been fictionalized before it was turned into a show.

    naw mean?
  23. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    Whatever, I think it's historical fiction, you obviously have some crazy specific definition for historical fiction, but I have a normal one.
  24. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Not so much with BoB, as he relied on interviews and actual records. I think it was more with some of his other works. Of course, personal recollections are prone to error, but you could say that with most primary source accounts. One thing I remember the Easy Company vets getting blatantly wrong was the fate of Blithe (from Episode 3). He actually survived and served in Korea.

    EDIT: C'mon, Dani, just look at what Wikipedia says about historical fiction.
  25. duende Force Ghost

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    ST:TNG/DS9
    Twin Peaks
    Breaking Bad
    Lost
    Six Feet Under
    The Wire
    The Office (UK)
    Strangers With Candy
    Kids In The Hall
    Blackadder

    others...