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Discussion in 'Community' started by Coruscant, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Rogue1-and-a-half

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    The Calusari is the name of that one. It's one that doesn't get talked about as one of the best of the show or anything and it probably isn't, but it is definitely one of the creepier ones from the second season.
     
  2. wall of sick

    wall of sick Jedi Padawan star 3

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    season finale of homeland S3. i think this was my favorite season of this show, actually. probably because there wasn't as much of the guy with the annoying scrunched facial expressions. enhhhh i'm a tewwowitht. i wish they gave f. murray abraham a little more to do other than follow saul around.
     
  3. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Poor Little Lambs - Sons of Anarchy
     
  4. LifeInTechnicolor

    LifeInTechnicolor Jedi Knight star 3

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    I think the second season is creepy in general. I thought it was pretty good.
     
  5. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Blind Spot - Homeland
     
  6. Only-One Cannoli

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    American Horror Story season 3 ep. 2
     
  7. Royale w/ Codeine

    Royale w/ Codeine Jedi Master star 4

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    SOA - Poor Little Lambs
     
  8. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Wendigo - Supernatural
     
  9. Diggy

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    You're The Worst, episode 8. Episode 9 in about an hour...
     
  10. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The Good Soldier - Homeland
     
  11. Rogue1-and-a-half

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    Veep: Full Disclosure (2012)

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    Well, here we are, coming up on the season finale. This episode has a heavy weight on it. It’s the lead-in to the season finale and it also comes right after the best episode of the series so far. The episode is somewhat disappointing in some ways, but it’s a solid enough episode. I enjoyed it, let’s say that. Why is that damning with faint praise? Well, funny as it is, it’s disappointing that the show dodges the huge plot revelation of Selina’s pregnancy last episode by just briefly referencing a miscarriage. What really felt like a plot development that would really impact the show is dealt with in, I’d say, less than ten lines of dialogue, scattered throughout the episode. I won’t fault Baseball; it’s still a fantastic episode. And I don’t necessarily blame the writers/producers for deciding they didn’t want to go down the baby road. But it still feels a little cheap to have something as huge as the pregnancy plot just hand-waved away.

    But the episode is still very funny. The best plot thread has Selina threatening to fire one of her top three staffers, either Matt Walsh’s Mike, Anna Chlumsky’s Amy or Reid Scott’s Dan. The scenes revolving around her attempting to decide who to fire and the desperate efforts of the staffers to weasel their respective ways into staying are very funny. This one isn’t bad at all and I suppose it’s a measure of the good-will the show has built up over these seven episodes so far that I was able to accept the miscarriage resolution without feeling particularly cheated or angry. It’s a good show. Recommended if you’re into it. 3 stars.

    tl;dr – episode is solid, if mostly unremarkable; an annoying, lazy plot resolution doesn’t sink the episode, which speaks well for the show. 3 stars.
     
  12. jp-30

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    Star Wars Firefly Rebels. Was expecting worse, wlii keep watching (for now).

    Actually, after that I watched the first episode of the new LEGO Yoda Chronicles cartoon - some damn funny writing on that show, I tell ya.
     
  13. Juliet316

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    Doctor Who: Kill the Moon.
     
  14. Jeff McKissock

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    Ultimate Spider-Man: The Vulture
     
  15. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Skywalker8921 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Reign Season 2 Episode 1 "The Plague."
     
  17. Rogue1-and-a-half

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    Veep: Tears (2012)

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    OK, so here we are; final episode of the season. I’ve been writing my reviews slowly (psychotic meltdowns will screw with your blogging schedule, I tell you what), but I actually blew through the entire season in just four days; that was less than an hour a day of viewing; two twenty-six to twenty-eight minute episodes a day is doable, even for somebody with my busy schedule. This is genuinely a case of a season you could knock out in a Saturday. I like these shorter seasons. It makes the shows able to be better paced and of all around better quality I feel and also the barrier to entry isn’t so high. Would I have been as quick to start this series if the first season had been twenty-two episodes; doubtful.

    Anyway, on to the episode, which is another really good one. In this one, Selina has travelled to a political event in order to give a candidate an endorsement, but by the time she gets there, her approval rating is low enough that he decides he doesn’t want an endorsement. Throughout the episode, he flip-flops on whether she’ll be a help or a harm if she endorses him. The centerpiece of the episode is a hilarious scene where Selina breaks down and cries in front of him; the awkwardness of the scene is absolutely epic and so is her anger, once she recovers. Dan Bakkhedahl is the candidate and he’s fantastic. However, her staff decides that it will humanize her if she cries on camera, so they arrange for an interviewer to push all of her emotional buttons so she’ll tear up. This whole plot-line is really funny. Meanwhile, Dan’s political finagling has come back to bite him; to the degree that the show has a cliffhanger, it’s about an investigation into the backroom dealings on the Clean Jobs bill. Reid Scott has some nice moments; it’s nice to see the consummately poised Dan actually feeling threatened and acting stressed and scared. All in all, I thought this was a really good episode and a nice ending to the first season. Recommended. 3 ½ stars.

    The first season as a whole? Well, I figured out what I thought I’d give it, which was a solid 3 stars, as in a conditional recommendation, recommended if it looks interesting for whatever reason. And then I just did a straight average of my episode ratings and it came out at 3 stars as well. So, I guess the first season gets a solid 3 stars. Certainly smart, certainly funny, certainly incredibly well acted and directed. Not going to set the world on fire, but a show that you’ll enjoy and enjoy quite a bit if you’re into political comedy or Louis-Dreyfus or some other element of the show. Second season blu-rays are already in hand, though I still need to finish the extra features on season one and I may watch some other stuff in between, I don’t know. But I’m looking forward to season two; I hear the show gets better, which would be great. Anyway, there you go.

    tl;dr – very funny season finale juggles some nice plot threads and possibly sets up a nice tension for season two. 3 ½ stars. Season one as a whole is a consistently solid comedy with plenty of laughs and genuinely wonderful performances; a few missteps are to be expected and none of them are crippling and the show snaps right back from even the lamest bits to being really good again. Plus, it’s less than four hours and energetic enough to be a quick, entertaining watch. 3 stars.
     
  18. Deputy Rick Grimes

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    The Weekend - Homeland
     
  19. Darth Guy

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    That's probably the show's peak. After season 1 it's a train wreck.
     
  20. Healer_Leona

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    Yesterday I watched 7 episodes of Arrow.
     
  21. Rogue1-and-a-half

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    Jesus. Isn't that an hour show?
     
  22. Deputy Rick Grimes

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    Some Strange Eruption - Sons of Anarchy
     
  23. Todd the Jedi

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    Forever ep. 4- The Art of Murder

    I always like good detective shows, and though I'm not watching this show regularly as of now I do tune in a little, mostly because it follows Agents of SHIELD. It's got good characters and the murder mysteries are decent so far. It almost reminds me of Monk, but instead of a homicide consultant with OCD we have a medical examiner who's immortal.

    This was the first episode I watched all the way through, and I found it enjoyable. It had a good use of Henry's knowledge of the past to help him solve a case, combined with his natural deductive capabilities. Might pay more attention, now that I have a better idea of what the show is capable of.
     
  24. jp-30

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    Skin Wars Reunion. The Face Off / Creature Shop challenge format being stretched out to a season worth of repeating the same thing - body painting. Had its moments, but it didn't need a damn reunion show. More bickering, no artistic talent on display. Gah.
     
  25. Jabba-wocky

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    Gotham: A balloon, really?