JCC Shelf Of I Couldn't Care Less

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

  1. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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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 Chosen One

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    I tried watching entertainment without a screen but couldn't get it to work
  3. tom Chosen One

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    you might have to leave your house.
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  4. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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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 Chosen One

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

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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 Manager Emeritus

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    I was entertained last night, watching a show without any screens. The future has truly arrived.
    Last edited by jp-30, Feb 9, 2013
  8. V-2 Force Ghost

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

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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.
    Last edited by Violent Violet Menace, Feb 9, 2013
  10. Darth Morella Chosen One

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    I remembered more

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

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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. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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


    :p
  13. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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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 Chosen One

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    No. Sitcoms certainly don't have to be.
    Last edited by Darth Guy, Feb 9, 2013
  15. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    those who watch it say Downton Abbey, those that don't say Downtown.
  16. heels1785 Community & Prequel Trilogy Manager

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    Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter
  17. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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

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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 Chosen One

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

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

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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.
    Last edited by Darth Guy, Feb 9, 2013
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  22. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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

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  24. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    k

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    Note: Image searching "Twi'lek" and "Oola" is an adventure.
    Last edited by Darth Guy, Feb 9, 2013
  25. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    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
    Last edited by Juliet316, Feb 9, 2013