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  • The whole "split the final season in half and make it two seasons in all but name" thing is definitely AMC and not the Villigang - they did it for the final season of Mad Men, too. Here's an article on some of the reasons why it happens, if you're …
  • If they tried to talk about a David Simon show without mentioning politics, the podcast would be two minutes long.
  • @redlancer I think it comes down to them having ideas that they thought would be cool, but no way to work them in logically so it just seems super awkward. The walkie-talkies, for instance. The thing is, if the actual story they were telling here w…
  • There is some context to the beer thing - Jim (the 12 Monkeys guy) was a brewer who frequently used the fact that he could make beer in a potential rebooted civilization as leverage to keep himself alive...at least until he got bitten during a botch…
  • One of the very best things I've seen on TV this year, and probably this show's best season yet. A growing concern lately has been that BoJack suffers from the Rick Sanchez problem - people identifying with the main character too strongly, giving up…
  • The Morgan crossover as the start of 4A gave Fear a brief ratings bump, essentially delaying the decline for a half-season. 4B's ratings are back to being lower than ever before.
  • @JaimieT The only thing I want to do less than have an argument about Star Wars right now is have an argument about an argument about Star Wars. So I'll edit the comment, but again, please leave me be.
  • @Nickplay When I made it clear that I was done arguing about whether The Last Jedi was good or not, that is not a signal to quote one of my (two-month old!) posts with yet another "actually The Last Jedi was bad" take. I don't have the energy to tal…
  • I feel comfortable saying that someone who voted with Trump 83% of the time is a shitty person. And I don't feel comfortable with people ignoring a history of warmongering and racism to praise a guy who occasionally did the right thing. The Iraq War…
  • Here's an article and a Twitter thread on McCain, people should read them maybe. https://splinternews.com/the-myth-of-john-mccain-1828587230 https://twitter.com/adamjohnsonNYC/status/1033574123132346369
  • Fear the Walking Dead is clearly struggling with which direction to go in now, after how they ended the first half of the season, so it's kind of hilariously meta that this episode consisted almost entirely of the characters being unsure of which di…
  • https://uproxx.com/movies/oscars-best-popular-movie-tiger/
  • I think they should cover season 2 of The Deuce - it premieres September 9. By then, Sharp Objects will be done, and the Game of Thrones rewatch will almost be over. Plus, I seem to remember A.Ron expressing regret that he didn't get to cover it las…
  • I think OITNB passed the point where you could rely on it to be consistently good after season 4. Season 5 was a huge mess (albeit a very ambitious mess with some good stuff in it), and season 6 was a significant improvement but, like I said, it jus…
  • There was no explicit announcement of season 5 being the final season, so we're not sure right now. It's possible that they'll announce it after the season 4 finale, too. At any rate, if 5 isn't the end, 6 almost certainly will be - that'd take the …
  • @asmallcat I think a component of it is that too many people, consciously or no, buy into the romanticized mythology of the comedian as this force who stands outside of society and pokes at boundaries in order to expose some kind of hidden truth. A …
  • @JaimieT That's not my point. I've laughed at plenty of lazy humour before. That doesn't change the fact that it's lazy. When it's the kind of offensive humour that normalizes bigotry, I don't consider the fact that I might get a chuckle out of it t…
  • @JaimieT Offensiveness for the sake of offensiveness is not a risk, it's a crutch. It's what you turn to when you have nothing else to say.
  • Yeah, this is an important point here - the jokes *were* shitty, and my problem wasn't the fact that he was fired for them, but the fact that he was fired for them a decade later, having already apologized for them years ago. I'm done talking on Gu…
  • @JaimieT Oh, I got confused, I thought you were hitting me with the funny react ironically because you thought I'd posted a bad take.
  • @JaimieT I'm pretty comfortable calling a situation in which someone loudly announces they're leaving an argument, but makes sure to get in one last dig before leaving a mic drop, or at least an attempt at one. Point taken on the fact that the insul…
  • @All the Chickens Not sure how you call this thread an echo chamber when literally only one person here is pro-firing. I'd say there's been a pretty wide range of different takes on it, even among the people who are against the firing, or neutral. …
  • Yeah, I have no patience for anyone trying to jump in with a "see, this proves the left are HYPOCRITES" hot take. I've made my positions clear on why I think this firing is nonsense compared to some of the other high-profile firings we've seen latel…
  • Yeah, if they'd fired him back in 2012 when he was first being called out for this shit, I would have had no problem. I hate feeling like I'm stanning for a successful man, but....he got called out for it years ago, he apologized for it years ago, a…
  • https://twitter.com/patrickklepek/status/1020416793981210624
  • Yeah this was a right-wing hit job from the start. These types like to "expose liberal hypocrisy" like this, but really they're just taking advantage of companies being on edge about offensive stuff like this because they're worried about the PR to …
  • Just in case anyone here isn't aware of this, there's a strike going on right now in Europe in protest of Amazon's shitty treatment of their employees, and if you want to show support, not buying anything from them or using their websites during Pri…
  • Some drama picks, with recency bias in full swing probably, but I don't care: Breaking Bad season 4, Halt and Catch Fire season 4, Justified season 2, Lost season 1, Mad Men season 4, The Americans season 4, The Leftovers season 3, Twin Peaks: The R…
  • Alright, may as well do mine, picking only things I've actually seen and therefore leading to the odd dubious result or category that I can't actually pick anything from: (The Handmaid's Tale, Killing Eve, Mindhunter, Barry, and The Good Place are …
  • I want to live in the alternate universe where Michael Cera got a guest actor nomination for Wally Brando.