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>> No. 23449 Anonymous
16th December 2020
Wednesday 11:00 pm
23449 What are you watching right now?
I suppose we need a /v/ equivalent of the /e/ and /beat/ threads.

I've started watching Life on Mars again, but this time in HD on Netflix, and have only just realised it was filmed on... film. That or transferred to film and re-digitised for Netflix. The version Netflix has is absolutely covered in dust marks.
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>> No. 24501 Anonymous
10th August 2022
Wednesday 1:00 am
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I see what you're saying. I still think it just lays it on a bit thick, even for the time. Inspector Frost always got his man, but he wasn't also an unassailable alpha-dog super-bastard. If one person could have told Fitz he was a bellend or his wife had said he was twice as fat and half as interesting as when they met, just something, I think it would be much less grating. The period in which Cracker was written was also, as far as I can tell, one in which psychology was far, far more respected, revered even, than it is now. So much so it's almost totally alien to me. He comes to the doorstep of a family whom have just learned their daughter was murdered and he says, "I'm a psychologist, I can help find him"; I'd have hosed him off in their position.

I'm not packing it in after a single episode, regardless.
>> No. 24502 Anonymous
13th August 2022
Saturday 11:01 pm
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I'm trying to watch The Predator, the 2018 one. Possibly the single most annoying film I've seen. I don't think Ghostbusters 2016 was this irksome to watch. I remember the first time I met someone else who had seen Predator 2 and he shocked me by saying it was shit, I love that film, I could stick up for gladly, but if someone told me they liked this film, I think I'd restrain them and phone the police.
>> No. 24503 Anonymous
13th August 2022
Saturday 11:04 pm
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I watched the first twenty minutes of The Predator today and agree. Predators is good, Prey is good.
>> No. 24504 Anonymous
13th August 2022
Saturday 11:17 pm
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Alfie Allen doing an Irish accent is fucking awful as well. Let me listen to Serious About Men and watch one episode of Father Ted and I could out act him.
>> No. 24505 Anonymous
14th August 2022
Sunday 11:16 pm
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It turns out the moon is actually a hollow megastructure made by an advanced human race billions of years ago because they were wiped out by nanobots that had turned on them; it's effectively an ark powered by a white dwarf which chose our solar system as the perfect place to build Earth and recreate humanity.

Anyway, some of the nanobots find the moon and are able to change its orbit so that it starts heading towards Earth, leading to tsunamis, earthquakes, meteors, a loss of oxygen and a completely unnecessary car chase involving a bunch of secondary characters and a gang who want their oxygen tanks. In the end Samwell Tarly sacrifices himself to save the day.

>> No. 24283 Anonymous
12th February 2022
Saturday 5:35 am
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Are we burying our heads in the sand and pretending Amazon's butchering of Middle Earth isn't happening?

Anyway, here's your Elrond.
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>> No. 24350 Anonymous
16th February 2022
Wednesday 7:27 pm
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>The Sky One movies with David Jason
That pissed me right off.
Rincewind was meant to be the least-wizardy wizard you can imagine, relatively young, crap wispy beard, and a hat that had sequins sewn on spelling out "wizard". It's a casting choice that completely and utterly upturns the plot and turns it back into the type of archetypal stories that Terry Pratchett was subverting.
>> No. 24352 Anonymous
16th February 2022
Wednesday 10:01 pm
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Not to mention he had already played another role in Hogfather, introducing discontinuities to the Pratchett Cinematic Universe from the very beginning.
>> No. 24363 Anonymous
18th February 2022
Friday 8:08 pm
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Rosie Jones is on Would I Lie To You? at the minute. I have no idea what the fuck she's saying.
>> No. 24486 Anonymous
22nd July 2022
Friday 11:01 pm
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Sauron looks like a little bitch.
>> No. 24487 Anonymous
22nd July 2022
Friday 11:40 pm
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Just don't care. The show's existence is having zero effect on me; like being hit with a gravitational wave or learning my second cousin is gay. Less facetiously I compared it to fanfic back in this thread's infancy and that's all it is in my mind. If someone makes a silly Star Trek fan film, or a total overhaul mod for New Vegas and fills it full of creepy sex stuff, it makes no difference to the original. It's just a pity so much effort's been sank into a project I don't see an audience for. The only people I imagine are excited about it are the outrage merchants with awful beards who make a living pretending to be upset by pop-culture ephemera.

>> No. 23185 Anonymous
4th August 2020
Tuesday 8:55 pm
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Do you have any anime recommendations?

This year I got into the habit of watching Natsume's Book of Friends before bed. I've found anime in general to be good for helping you unwide when you're otherwise entirely busy with work. Natsume seems to tick the right boxes for me in providing escapism with self-contained stories that make you think. Previously I've enjoyed Mushishi and Kino's Journey for the same reasons of relaxation.
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>> No. 23932 Anonymous
15th August 2021
Sunday 8:58 pm
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Evangelion 3.0 + .0 came put on Prime.

I watched it a couple times and still don't know quite what to make of it. The action sceness were well good, but it got all weird and meta in the final act.
>> No. 24481 Anonymous
8th July 2022
Friday 11:39 am
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In memoriam of Abe what are some animes about growing up and having a family? Remember his work was never finished.
>> No. 24482 Anonymous
8th July 2022
Friday 12:17 pm
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Usagi Drop is fairly acclaimed. I've seen it, and it's all right. It's about an adult man with a very dull life who finds himself forced to adopt his cousin, and him learning how to be a parent to this small child who was basically dumped on his doorstep.
>> No. 24484 Anonymous
10th July 2022
Sunday 10:35 am
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Just whatever you do, don't read the ending.

Barakamon (becoming and adult and making connections) or Spy Family (ad-hoc family and how to make it work) might serve.
>> No. 24485 Anonymous
10th July 2022
Sunday 10:46 am
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>don't read the ending.
I've heard about the notorious manga ending. I can promise that the anime doesn't have that bit in it.

>> No. 21874 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 5:18 pm
21874 Youtube Recommendations
The other thread got me wondering about what youtube channels you lads can recommend. Topic can be anything, just what you find to be good and interesting to watch.

>Issac Arthur
I posted one of his videos awhile ago but it's well worth repeating. Every Thursday he does a really interesting and in-depth look at science and futurism concepts and does a really good job of explaining them simply but also covering the unnoticed drawbacks and benefits.

He has kind of gone to shit over the past few months but this is still a good channel for basic electrical engineering fun.

>Tom Scott
Mostly for his 'Things You Might Not Know' series. He goes over some pretty interesting things that you might never notice but are all around us.

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>> No. 24468 Anonymous
13th June 2022
Monday 11:47 am
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I like to have a spooky channel to watch but they all seem to devolve into true crime which I find dull. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Stuff like:

Be. Busta is also okay if you just want reddit larps told in a spooky narration:
>> No. 24469 Anonymous
13th June 2022
Monday 1:40 pm
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Weird World is kind of spooky, although some of their content is a bit laughable. They focus a lot on reincarnation, ghosts, time travel and hauntings.


>> No. 24470 Anonymous
13th June 2022
Monday 4:19 pm
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Barely Sociable (and his 2nd channel Slightly Sociable) are good for long form documentaries on spooky mystery type stuff.
Nexpo occasionally veers into true crime but it's mainly spooky stuff, ARGs and internet mysteries
blameitonjorge is a mixture of spooky stuff, mysteries and lost media.
>> No. 24473 Anonymous
14th June 2022
Tuesday 8:16 pm
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> Technology Connection
Ridiculously in-depth videos about mostly domestic appliances. If you ever wondered about the history gas lamps, or think you could use a few hours of video about air conditioning and heat pumps, this is for you.

> Practical Engineering
Breaks down large scale infrastructure projects, both how they work and how they sometimes fail. Not a prolific poster but just in depth enough that someone like me who knows nothing about civil engineering can still follow along.

> Unreported World
Well produced foreign affairs programs (as seen on Channel 4) about often overelooked issues.

> 12tone
Serious music theory breakdowns of (usually) modern songs, delightfully illustrated. I find it soothing to listen to, even though I have no musical background.
>> No. 24474 Anonymous
14th June 2022
Tuesday 11:33 pm
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> Technology Connection

Bit camp, but he's good fun. Although he tends to lose me on his more elaborate technological explanations. He probably has a solid engineering degree of some description, but he can be hard to follow here and there.

If you're into obsolete technology, especially obscure audio formats and similar things, then Technoman Techmoan is your guy. His is a more hands-on approach, he often likes to take things apart to see how they work and fix them. Usually very entertaining.


>> No. 20473 Anonymous
8th March 2016
Tuesday 8:00 pm
20473 Star Trek
If anyone's interested, Voyager and TNG are continually playing at http://vaughnlive.tv/downlorrd .

Also general Star Trek thread, what do you think of the new movies? What setting would you want a new series to be in?
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>> No. 24463 Anonymous
11th June 2022
Saturday 11:12 am
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To what guide are you referring?

It's been on my mind for a while now, just as a personal project, to edit the very best episodes of TNG, DS9, and VOY respectively to make a series of good feature length films.
>> No. 24464 Anonymous
11th June 2022
Saturday 4:52 pm
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In the States Star Trek has been taken off Netflix and put on Paramount+ or whatever the fuck. Hasn't happened here yet but it's only a matter of time.
>> No. 24465 Anonymous
11th June 2022
Saturday 7:43 pm
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>> No. 24466 Anonymous
11th June 2022
Saturday 8:11 pm
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Scroll up the thread.

If you're relying on streaming to watch a famous tv franchise from the 80-90s then really I don't know what to tell you. You're certainly not getting more of the product by watching it legitimately.
>> No. 24467 Anonymous
12th June 2022
Sunday 9:24 pm
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Could be worse. They decided, very shortly before release, to move Disco over to P+. Which might have been forgivable had it been available anywhere outside the US at that time.

>>24466 is right. I've downloaded stuff that's been available on services that I was paying for precisely because they keep pulling this kind of shitfuckery. At this stage I'm down to just Prime, and the only reason I haven't ditched it is the delivery.

>> No. 24451 Anonymous
20th May 2022
Friday 12:46 pm
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What are some good movies and tv series to watch while traveling? I feel like every time I go anywhere I'll get something to watch and have to awkwardly look over my shoulder as a sex scene comes up.

>> No. 24446 Anonymous
25th April 2022
Monday 12:27 am
24446 Kino
We got any kinolads here?

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 24447 Anonymous
25th April 2022
Monday 1:45 pm
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A thread died for this.

>> No. 21563 Anonymous
7th July 2017
Friday 6:51 pm
21563 Short Films
It looks like the old thread fell off the catalogue but Neill Blomkamp have been releasing a series of experimental short films that are insanely good. He's doing youtube installments of concepts to try and bypass controlling studios.

Set in the Vietnam War. What the locals have called a river God goes on the warpath while having some sort of control over the fabric of reality.


In 2020 Alien lizards take over the Earth and push mankind to the brink of extinction as they use people for human experiments and start changing our planet to suit them. Staring Sigourney Weaver.

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>> No. 22032 Anonymous
6th January 2018
Saturday 2:22 pm
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That is really good actually. Relate to that cycle very much indeed.
>> No. 24441 Anonymous
22nd April 2022
Friday 12:25 am
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It's kind of entertaining. Also I think that's a female David Mitchell.
>> No. 24443 Anonymous
24th April 2022
Sunday 12:04 am
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Well that was fucking inane. Thanks regardless.
>> No. 24444 Anonymous
24th April 2022
Sunday 12:39 am
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Here's something with a message.

>> No. 24445 Anonymous
24th April 2022
Sunday 1:02 am
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Thanks, it's like Aesop's Fables meets The Mighty Boosh Show. I feel somewhat enlightened.

Although I can't help but feel like a poo monster would be in favour of poo being left everywhere.

>> No. 23386 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 8:20 pm
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There was an episode of Bernard's Watch where Bernard had stopped time whilst he was on one of his little escapades, trying to catch a rabbit that was on the loose or something like that, and when he unfroze time several hours later it turned out that the chicken his mum had been roasting was burnt to a crisp because it had continued to cook during all of the hours it was frozen.

This has always stayed with me because I thought it was so fucked up. Imagine you've just got into a red hot bath to relax and next thing you know your tender flesh is peeling away from the bone and congealing around you because, completely unbeknownst to you, you've actually been boiled alive for several hours whilst some little scamp has frozen time so he can be at two different friend's birthday parties at the same time or whatever. Fucked up, I tell you.
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>> No. 24356 Anonymous
17th February 2022
Thursday 3:03 am
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>> No. 24357 Anonymous
18th February 2022
Friday 12:19 am
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I think I watched The Wild House. And it was made in 1997 and appears to be aimed at the 8-12 demographic, so I almost certainly knew about it, whether I watched it or not. What a fantastic memory you have.
>> No. 24359 Anonymous
18th February 2022
Friday 12:33 am
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I don't remember shit I'm just slightly better at looking things up.
>> No. 24360 Anonymous
18th February 2022
Friday 12:44 am
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It's almost as if the clues were there all along, >>23402, ladm8.
>> No. 24366 Anonymous
1st March 2022
Tuesday 7:13 pm
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>Sounds like you lads want to leave bollocks on your dogs as an excuse to watch them shagging other dogs.


>> No. 24148 Anonymous
1st January 2022
Saturday 5:10 pm
24148 .gs Film Club
I've got the new Matrix film on Plex, so I'm going to give it a watch and have a couple of beers tonight.

If you want you can watch it with me and then we can talk about what we thought about it. I'm personally expecting it to be pretty bad, because the sequels were both quite dire; but the Matrix was just too influential of a franchise in my youth (and yours too, I suspect) to ignore.

We can watch the Red Letter Media review as well and see if they agree with us or not, that's one of my favourite things to do when I watch a new film noawadays because it makes me feel like I still have friends to talk about movies with.

In fact why don't we try and make it a regular thing. Not just watching the Matrix, I mean, but new films what come out. If it doesn't go anywhere fair enough but let's give it a go eh. I'll be Mike and you be Jay.
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>> No. 24281 Anonymous
9th February 2022
Wednesday 12:08 pm
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For all your own knob-stoking about how you get it more than the people involved, it appears you really don't.
>> No. 24282 Anonymous
10th February 2022
Thursday 10:23 am
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Sounds painful, m7.
>> No. 24328 Anonymous
14th February 2022
Monday 2:51 pm
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So I finally watched this Don't Look Up, and while it is certainly a very blunt movie, I don't really get where the criticisms are coming from.

It lacked nuance? Sure, but that's about as valid of a criticism as attacking Keith Lemon for being unsubtle. I really don't think subtlety is what they were going for. And besides- Americans simply aren't very good at it. I see the comparisons to Idiocracy certainly, but the other thing it reminded me of quite strongly was The Thick Of It, only in a much more directly cynical manner.

The character that seems to come at the focus of most people who disliked the movie is the tech-CEO strawman. I thought maybe people were rustled by a bit of an unfair portrayal of Musk-esque billionaire idealists; but then, I saw this article about Musk's own experiments with putting brain chips in monkeys.



>Neuralink chips were implanted by drilling holes into the monkeys’ skulls. One primate developed a bloody skin infection and had to be euthanized. Another was discovered missing fingers and toes, “possibly from self-mutilation or some other unspecified trauma,” and had to be put down. A third began uncontrollably vomiting shortly after surgery, and days later “appeared to collapse from exhaustion/fatigue.” An autopsy revealed the animal suffered from a brain hemorrhage.

>Jeremy Beckham, a research advocacy coordinator with the PCRM, told Insider that out of the 23 monkeys, seven survived

You really don't even need to strawman this kind of stuff.
>> No. 24329 Anonymous
14th February 2022
Monday 3:05 pm
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>You really don't even need to strawman this kind of stuff.
I've been working on a piece of fiction where some characters get arrested for giving away food, showing how cruel the regime they live in is and it just feels cartoonish, unbelievable over-the-top stuff. Despite the fact that it's happened and continues to happen, here, in the West. It's hard as fuck to satirise the reality we're in.
>> No. 24332 Anonymous
14th February 2022
Monday 5:19 pm
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That's a law in Hungary, right now, for giving food to begging refugees and immigrants, to dissuade them from going to Hungary. If they start dying of starvation, it's illegal not to let them starve. I assume you were already aware of this, but this is a law in a country that's honestly called Hungry. You're right: some things are beyond satire.

>> No. 24098 Anonymous
4th November 2021
Thursday 7:44 pm
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Is there any way to access old YouTube videos which have been rendered unavailable if you still have the URL?

I thought maybe archive.org might keep a copy of the page up, but I suppose that would be far too much data to store and YouTube would certainly take them down.

It's for something really stupid at the moment, Limmy playing an old computer game, but if it can be done I thought it might be a useful skill to know in the future as well.
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>> No. 24099 Anonymous
4th November 2021
Thursday 10:27 pm
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Archive.org do scrape youtube but it's very hit and miss (and nearly impossible to find anything without the page URL). If you know the video ID you can grab it directly from
if they've archived it.

>> No. 23181 Anonymous
24th July 2020
Friday 6:43 pm
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What's worth watching on the telly these days?
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>> No. 24003 Anonymous
4th October 2021
Monday 8:55 pm
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Yeah there was a remake with Jason Statham of all people if memory serves (or that might be a bit of Mandela Effect), but you're right. It's a contender for one of the worst remakes in film history, alongside the Oldboy remake with Josh Brolin in it.

I mean, I am sure there are remakes that are worse film, but in terms of the disparity between the brilliance of the original and the shitness of the remake, those two have by far the steepest ratio.
>> No. 24004 Anonymous
4th October 2021
Monday 10:58 pm
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I don't know if there's a term for the genre, but there are a few people who do the "dystopian story and paint the page mostly black" look. GANTZ, BLAME! and Biomega, and more recently Made in Abyss spring to mind. All of these, I'd argue, barely survived or were significantly transformed by an animated adaptation and none of them really benefit from a live action version unless their budget was ginormous. Not to go all Alan Moore, but some stories and themes are best told in distinct panels that let the reader's imagination fill in the blanks and not in full motion that removes all doubt.

> Oldboy remake with Josh Brolin in it.

I thought this had to be a pisstake, but nope... it's real. I don't mind remakes, but you have to be a better author or have a new take on things otherwise it's just the "most sincere form of flattery".
>> No. 24017 Anonymous
12th October 2021
Tuesday 1:21 am
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The latest thing I've tried out on Apple TV is Ted Lasso, which is a comedy-drama about a American football school coach getting hired as the manager of fictional Premier League side AFC Richmond. The premise sounds a bit shit but it's actually really enjoyable.
>> No. 24018 Anonymous
12th October 2021
Tuesday 4:22 am
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I keep wanting to hate it because it's often cloyingly sentimental, but the writing is irresistibly excellent. I still don't have a fucking clue what was going on with Beard After Hours though.
>> No. 24019 Anonymous
12th October 2021
Tuesday 8:38 am
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There were a few things, particularly those actually to do with football, where it was better not to properly think about it.

>> No. 16455 Anonymous
14th April 2014
Monday 11:11 am
16455 Game of Thrones
Are you all just going to pretend this isn't happening?

I assume everyone's already illegally downloaded last nights episode? If so you'll definitely understand my next question...


I'm reckoning Cersei at a daring 50/1.
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>> No. 24006 Anonymous
5th October 2021
Tuesday 7:41 pm
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They're filming it in Aldershot.
>> No. 24007 Anonymous
5th October 2021
Tuesday 8:24 pm
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It's a prequel on a failing streaming service with a new cast and little written material to work with. This time rather than trying to imitate GOT they just bought the rights. And Westeros is now a multicultural utopia.

Yeah, nah.
>> No. 24008 Anonymous
5th October 2021
Tuesday 10:33 pm
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Hopefully there will be more tits in this.
>> No. 24009 Anonymous
5th October 2021
Tuesday 10:43 pm
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Dreams don't make people kings, dragons do
Ask any Targaryen and they'll tell you it's true

I have mild hopes for this. Whilst I'm generally opposed to going back to worlds and settings for what could be more of the same (hello, Star Wars), Benioff and Weiss did such an embarrassing rush job on the final two series of GoT (hello, Star Wars) that a do-over seems worthwhile. It's not like remaking The Exorcist, which is insane and I hope everyone working on that gets stomach ulcers, it's like throwing away the charcoal'd dinner you left too long in the oven while browsing photos of Carol Vorderman and starting again because you don't want to eat worthless crap.

Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik are the showrunners and I've never heard of them before. They do have certain credits between them that make me nervous, such as Condal writing the Rampage film and Sapochnik directing Repo Men; that's "Men" not "Man". This isn't promising, but most importantly they aren't mates with JJ Abrams who I think may actually be an Xenomorph Queen like creature who spawns shitty screenwriters and film makers by the dozen. Paddy Considine's in it at too, you can't mess Considine up, although it does give me pause that they're aping the GoT formula and he'll be Ned Stark 2.0. That's probably paranoia, mind.

Overall I'll say my primary sources of, fairly limited, positivity regarding the show is that basically every human being on Earth understood GoT better than the two men helming the production, and HBO are well aware this new series has a reputation hole to climb out of, lest it end up becoming the biggest human folly since the Tower of Babel.
>> No. 24010 Anonymous
6th October 2021
Wednesday 3:47 pm
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It looks like a bloody fan film. How embarrassing.

>> No. 23968 Anonymous
3rd September 2021
Friday 8:36 pm
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Is it just me or was there a lot more office romance contained in our VHS tapes from a decade or so ago? Is it because plotlines followed a more sitcom format back then or was there really a lot more 'deskwork' going on outside of the handsy office parties?

I wouldn't dream of it these days and I think the last time I saw an office couple was about 10 years ago. Maybe for bar work but certainly not in a career setting.
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>> No. 23973 Anonymous
3rd September 2021
Friday 10:00 pm
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I was born in 1989 and I am 32.
>> No. 23974 Anonymous
3rd September 2021
Friday 10:07 pm
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That doesn't change the fact that Thin Blue Line came out 16 years ago in 1995.
>> No. 23975 Anonymous
3rd September 2021
Friday 10:10 pm
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There's been multiple affairs at my place, even affairs that break up relationships, to then become relationships, which break up because of affairs. Real soap opera level drama.

Again though it's not an office environment, and I suspect the banality of being confined to a desk staring at the same spread sheets all day every day has a lot to answer for. Gossip spreads faster when half the place are fucking menopausal Stasi officers; the office environment was a petrol soaked tinder box for the spark of #metoo and all that to fall on.
>> No. 23977 Anonymous
3rd September 2021
Friday 10:31 pm
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22, might want to check your maths there.
>> No. 23978 Anonymous
4th September 2021
Saturday 12:07 am
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Come on now lad.

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