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JCC Shelf Of I Couldn't Care Less

Discussion in 'Community' started by SuperWatto, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    i dont, like, even OWN a tv (i do own a laptop computer and have access to the internet but that's besides the point)
     
  2. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    Jul 2, 2004
    I tried watching entertainment without a screen but couldn't get it to work
     
  3. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    you might have to leave your house.
     
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  4. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Madness. You don't know what you're missing.

    I don't care about Walking Dead, Mad Men, TBBT, Dr. Who or reality TV in general.
     
  5. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    Even then it's gonna be difficult to watch something if it's not on a screen
     
  6. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    really? do you suffer from some strange affliction that only allows you to watch things on screens?
     
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  7. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I was entertained last night, watching a show without any screens. The future has truly arrived.
     
  8. V-2

    V-2 Jedi Master star 5

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    I listen to radio without a screen all the time.
     
  9. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I can watch sitcoms, because sitcoms don't have an overarching story. It's always a new situation. And sitcoms primarily are for the laughs, anyway, not the story. Or I could watch cop/detective shows, where there's a new case every week, although I don't follow any of those. But I can't commit to following a storyline over a long time. I tend to fall off the wagon at some point, because I forgot to watch an episode or something and then I don't bother catching up.

    As for the point about the possibilities of longer storylines versus movie format compact storytelling: yes, in theory that's a good point, but very rarely can the writers sustain the same level of quality writing for several seasons of a show. You watch the first episodes and you think it's interesting and intriguing etc, and eventually it stagnates and becomes uninteresting or boring. You set yourself up for disappointment.
     
  10. Darth Morella

    Darth Morella Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Apr 5, 2004
    I remembered more

    -Buffy
    -LOST
    -The Office
    -HIMYM
     
  11. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    All the drama crap,

    Mad Men
    Breaking Bad
    Sopranos
    Downtown Abbey


    or and reality crap

    really? who watches that **** that they keep making more?
     
  12. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Alright, I keep seeing it spelled as either Downton Abbey or Downtown Abbey... WHICH IS IT?


    :p
     
  13. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    You know, I think most people would argue that sitcoms and procedurals are exactly the same thing every week, with only superficial variations.
     
  14. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    No. Sitcoms certainly don't have to be.
     
  15. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    those who watch it say Downton Abbey, those that don't say Downtown.
     
  16. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter
     
  17. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I watched Dr. Who in the 1970s, but haven't seen it since.
     
  18. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Sci-fi. Both literature and tv. Movies I see a bit more of, but thats more as I see more movies than tv across the board
     
  19. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    a guy called lowbacca doesn't like sci fi.
     
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  20. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sci-fi TV series are by definition underbudgeted.
     
  21. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I'm not sure what you mean by that. It's rare, but Star Trek TNG and The X-Files are sci-fi shows that enjoyed comfortably high ratings and had nice budgets to go with it. If you mean that they can't compare to movie special effects, I'd disagree there too. TNG, DS9, and Voyager (maybe Enterprise) could have special effects work only surpassed by the highest-budgeted films of the times; the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica and Firefly are other examples.

    And, just to Juliet316 this up, even Doctor Who has managed high production values as of late.
     
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  22. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    You're all bad nerds for not watching scifi/fantasy shows
     
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  23. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  24. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    k

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    Note: Image searching "Twi'lek" and "Oola" is an adventure.
     
  25. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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    Apr 27, 2005
    That make up (by the brilliant Michael Westmore), is far better than say the pilot of Babylon Five (I love Babylon Five, but... yeah, the prosthetic make - up of the aliens left something to be desired).

    Edit: That was in reply to SuperWatto