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  1. General Television Thread

    Seriously, that episode is pinnacle Frasier. Even if you don't watch the show you should watch that one episode.
  2. General Television Thread

    Oh God, seriously. One of the early jokes is "you could pass for about 25, 26" and the response "I AM 26" made me want to crawl into a hole and die.
  3. Premier League 2017/18

    I find it lovely that after all these years of there being no role models for gay folks in football, so many managers are coming out of the closet. Really heartwarming.
  4. General Television Thread

    Since it came on UK Netflix I have been rewatching Friends for the first time in what is probably the longest time since it first aired. It's aged surprisingly well for a show almost a quarter of a century old. There's the to be expected "gay/trans panic" stuff from the guys, but it's still really funny to me, and I think having watched it on first airing makes it easier for me to digest a lot of it.
  5. TV Shows With Complete Arcs

    Oh, I suppose anthology series' would go in here. So for series - American Horror Story, True Detective and Fargo. For individual episodes - Black Mirror, Twilight Zone.
  6. Football Manager 2018

    What a sparkly and zesty name.
  7. Star Trek TV

    The turn around of Enterprise came way too late, but to see people wanting it out of canon makes me laugh. It wound up being really good by the end.
  8. What bands do you hate?

    I listened to some of his music last week and I still struggled to separate the man and the music. It's a damn shame because QOTSA, Them Crooked Vultures and EoDM are among my fave and most played bands.
  9. TV Shows With Complete Arcs

    What are some TV shows that had intended arcs from start to finish that delivered without trying to throw in filler or extend things by a season? Off the top of my head: Vice Principals for two series. It's extremely self-contained and whilst there are some episodes that don't technically push forward the narrative directly, they all feel like a necessary part of the process. The Leftovers was based on a book for series one, but series two and three were additions that were planned by the showrunner from the start. I don't think there's a single episode that doesn't push forward or inform the narrative. Avatar: The Last Airbender was intended for three arcs, and whilst it definitely has some filler, a lot of it also helps with character development and providing comic relief before a big event. Legend of Korra which was set in the same universe followed it a few years later and whilst it was good, it didn't have the same intended arc process so was weaker overall.
  10. EWB's Top 50 TV Shows of 2017: The Results

    The Defenders was distinctly "okay". Disappointed that all that build wound up with a story that didn't really feel like it needed all four combining. Would not object to nor ask for a second series, but would watch if it happened. Steven Universe placing pleases me. They're really starting to get deeper into the lore now, which makes me glad because a similar show - Adventure Time - has been traipsing around the edges of its own for too long and I was worried SU might wind up the same. Supergirl is solid brainless TV having gotten over its early traditional superhero show hiccups. Santa Clarita Diet was great, and whilst the finale of S1 felt more like a mid-season finale so I felt a little let down, I'm really excited for S2. Timothy Olyphant's comedy chops were a revelation. The Leftovers third season was great as was the rest of the show, and not only ended well, but ended with a satisfying explanation (that you are left to choose whether you believe or not) for the big event, which I was under the impression we wouldn't get. Sad to see it go, but much like Vice Principals earlier, I am glad they stuck to their initial plan of "tell the story you have to tell and get out".
  11. Football Manager 2018

    Forest or County fan?
  12. EWB's Top 50 TV Shows of 2017: The Results

    Oh cool, didn't know that. I'm sad cause I love the show even though I was tardy to the party, but last thing I want is for it to outstay its welcome. Yeah, it's not aired at all over here yet. Are they still focusing on Kate and her weight constantly? Cause that was my biggest annoyance.
  13. Football Manager 2018

    Just move to another country ya dafty I'm always gutted in my career games whenever the Notts Forest and Notts County jobs come up. I always want to manage them both and sabotage the team whenever they play Leicester
  14. EWB's Top 50 TV Shows of 2017: The Results

    Catching up with my opinions because everybody doesn't care but I like talking about stuff but not adding any real depth Fargo was great, weakest season so far but still better than most TV. Would have made my cut if I had watched it before new year. Mary EW proving once again why she's one of the best actresses around in particular. Discovery I'm still not sure on. I like it, but it doesn't particularly feel like "must see telly" yet. Jury's out. Supernatural has been great for the last few years so it pleases me that it made it in. Interested to see where it goes next year because of This is Us had a solid first season which I loved, but I'm honestly expecting a sophomore slump from it. There's only so many times they can go to certain wells before it gets tiring. Love Milo and Mandy though and if the show was just them and the young kids I would be much happier. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt had a weaker third season and a really abrupt ending. Still great fun though and "Boobs in California" is a banging tune. Immortal Iron Fist was better than most give credit for, but definitely not without flaws and was not the story they should have started with. Really felt like they should have begun with an adaptation of "The Last Iron Fist Story". iZombie continues to be great, and the dramatic stakes get increased. Really starting to love up to the hype I got given of it being a new Buffy. The Americans makes it as always and is deserved, but definitely feels like the end is in sight now. Looking forward to finding out how the story closes. Vice Principals is amazing, and is a perfect example of a show leaving you wanting more in all the right ways. Glad they stuck with ending it at two seasons as was always the plan. I could always do with more Walter Goggins on my TV though. My Hero Akademia and Big Mouth are apparently two shows I will have to add to my watch list South Park had an okay season, it waxes and wanes in quality and always will. Veep was great but I'm starting to feel like it needs to look at closing the book soon or else risk becoming one of those shows. Last Week Tonight has been unsurprisingly on the button since T-Day. Not seen the new season of Mr Robot, but it'll probably be the same quality it always is - consistently really good to the point of it being uncomfortable. Master of None's second half of season one was not for me, so I went into S2 with low expectations and got let down in the first episode, so didn't continue. Since the most recent allegations that have come out over Aziz, I'm not sure I'll ever bother trying to force myself through it.
  15. Football Manager 2018

    Congratulations, you just invented the weirdest challenge I have ever heard of in my life.