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>> No. 16646 Anonymous
12th May 2014
Monday 9:01 am
16646 Rick and Morty
I can't be the only one here to have stumbled upon this utter gem.

Without a doubt, this has become my favourite adult cartoon and I can't wait for the next season.

Dark, clever, brilliantly amusing. Really fucking dark in places.

There are episodes on YT but some of these have had the voices altered to avoid automatic take downs I guess?

Here's a link to the first where a TV box has been used instead; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68IH4u-t7Zc

And one of my favourite clips:

http://www.youtube.com/v/ekP0LQEsUh0

3+3 = 6
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>> No. 16647 Anonymous
12th May 2014
Monday 10:32 am
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>>16646
It is really is great. I can't wait for the second season.
>> No. 16648 Anonymous
12th May 2014
Monday 11:19 am
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Just watched the first couple of episodes. It's an extremely anxious cartoon, and I mean that in a good way. Whoever wrote it seems uncomfortable with/terrified of technology, ethics, mortality and sex. Rightfully so.
>> No. 16649 Anonymous
12th May 2014
Monday 3:18 pm
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Is Morty voiced by the same actor as Lemongrab from Adventure Time?
>> No. 16650 Anonymous
12th May 2014
Monday 3:47 pm
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Yes it is a good show. Dark though.

>>16649
You'll probably recognise most of the voice actors from archer and bobs burgers and adventure time and all the other cartoons on at the moment. Brain from pinkie and the. is even in one episode with the I blue myself guy.
>> No. 16651 Anonymous
12th May 2014
Monday 4:22 pm
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>>16646
Great suggestion OP. It seems that animation in the US is having a bit of a golden age with things like Adult Swim and even some of the shows on Cartoon Network.

Another series I like is Superjail. A little more surreal and slapstick but equally dark in parts. Looks like it may be available online in the UK too.

http://video.adultswim.com/superjail/mr-grumpy-pants.html
>> No. 16652 Anonymous
12th May 2014
Monday 4:26 pm
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Rick and Morty are both voiced by the same guy. Morty's dad is the same chap who plays Cyril Figgis in Archer.
>> No. 16653 Anonymous
12th May 2014
Monday 4:46 pm
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It is the best animated show on TV at the moment. Instant classic on par with Futurama.

Also, Roiland was playing with the idea of Doc Brown and Marty McFly rip-offs for quite a while. And it's good that Harmon restrains his, uhm, creativity.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbTlK3perdI
>> No. 16654 Anonymous
12th May 2014
Monday 5:37 pm
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>>16651
I didn't realise Superjail was still going. I remember enjoying the first season quite a bit, but it didn't feel like there was a lot of room for it to grow; it was a bit of a one-trick pony. Are the other series worth watching?
>> No. 16655 Anonymous
12th May 2014
Monday 7:20 pm
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There's a video game on the adultswim website. http://video.adultswim.com/rick-and-morty/special/
>> No. 16671 Anonymous
14th May 2014
Wednesday 9:59 pm
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(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 16672 Anonymous
15th May 2014
Thursday 12:24 am
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>>16654
It might get a bit better in the second series but I can barely remember it, so probably not.
>> No. 16673 Anonymous
15th May 2014
Thursday 10:58 am
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>>16672
Ok, ta.

I really enjoyed Rick and Morty, thanks OP.
>> No. 16674 Anonymous
15th May 2014
Thursday 5:11 pm
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Rick & Morty is undeniably very funny but I was forced to stop watching on moral grounds halfway through the series when it supported the thinking behind Newsnight's decision to cancel its Savile exposé. One could make the argument that this view was spoken by a character living in medieval times (episode 5, after the credits), but I think that was just happenstance stemming from Morty's adventure and Americans think of monarchies as inherently medieval anyway. It's really disappointing that it supports rape culture like this because in other parts it seems generally progressive.
>> No. 16675 Anonymous
15th May 2014
Thursday 5:49 pm
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>>16674

I wish I had watched Rick and Morty solely so I'd understand this masterful satire.
>> No. 16676 Anonymous
15th May 2014
Thursday 5:58 pm
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>>16674
I took that as a Batman/Twoface reference.
>> No. 16677 Anonymous
15th May 2014
Thursday 6:25 pm
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>>16676
Yeah, I hadn't really linked it specifically to anything to do with Savile or rape but rather a looser parable for the questionable bliss of ignorance and the concept of a public figurehead or hero. I didn't see it as necessarily reflective of the creators' opinions though, more just holding an uncomfortable mirror to society. It certainly is an incredibly dark show.
>> No. 16678 Anonymous
15th May 2014
Thursday 6:51 pm
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>>16677
I assumed it was satirising the idea.
>> No. 16681 Anonymous
15th May 2014
Thursday 7:54 pm
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>>16674
Are you on about the JellyBean thing? How do people read so much shit into things I can barely remember?
>> No. 16682 Anonymous
15th May 2014
Thursday 8:21 pm
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>>16674

>stop watching on moral grounds

My experience is that this is something only stupid people do.
>> No. 16683 Anonymous
15th May 2014
Thursday 8:25 pm
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>>16682
You at least have to give them more credit than those who seek out offence.
>> No. 16684 Anonymous
15th May 2014
Thursday 11:47 pm
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>>16674

Who forced you to stop watching? Child line's number is 0800 1111. Hope you're ok.
>> No. 16685 Anonymous
16th May 2014
Friday 11:41 am
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>>16684
>0800 1111
I was thinking that there's no way that's a real phone number.
>The freephone number, 0800 1111 was one of the first 0800 numbers to be issued in the United Kingdom. Before BT allocated this number to ChildLine, 0800 1111 was used as a test line number by technicians. Other early allocated 0800 numbers were 10 digit, including the prefix. ChildLine's number is one of only a handful of 8 digit 0800 UK numbers to ever have been allocated and the only one still in use.
So er, yes, it is. Thought someone else might find that interesting, sage anyway.
>> No. 16686 Anonymous
16th May 2014
Friday 3:11 pm
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>>16685

As an ex phreak I found that very interesting. I also love Rick and Morty and find it unbelievably coincidental that a friend turned me on to it the day before this thread was made. OoooOOOOOOOOOOooooooo.
>> No. 16687 Anonymous
16th May 2014
Friday 3:20 pm
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>>16686
It's "unbelievably coincidental" that a likeminded individual mentions a recent cultural phenomenon amongst your specific subset of likeminded individuals at around the same time as it's posted on a place where those sorts of people like to gather and disseminate information?
>> No. 16688 Anonymous
16th May 2014
Friday 3:21 pm
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>>16687

Sod off Freakonomic.
>> No. 16725 Anonymous
25th May 2014
Sunday 12:29 am
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>>16674

I actually saw the episode as more of a Take That to the current crop of assorted animated whimsy like Adventure Time rather than the *cough* theory you advocate.
>> No. 16726 Anonymous
25th May 2014
Sunday 12:55 am
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>>16685

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>> No. 16727 Anonymous
25th May 2014
Sunday 6:01 pm
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>>16646
Thanks for posting this, I watched all of the first season and thoroughly enjoyed it. Glad they're doing a second too. How on Earth did they get Sarah Chalke, though?
>> No. 19511 Anonymous
15th May 2015
Friday 10:30 pm
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I only came to add this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM-PhxdRN8M
>> No. 19512 Anonymous
15th May 2015
Friday 10:39 pm
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>>19511
Does that mean Rick and Morty is back for season 2? Fucking finally. I can't wait.
>> No. 19513 Anonymous
15th May 2015
Friday 10:53 pm
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>>19512

Season 2 was confirmed a while back, it's coming this year but I haven't seen a firm date yet. July 26th has been mentioned but I don't know if that holds any merit.
>> No. 19514 Anonymous
16th May 2015
Saturday 12:12 am
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>>19513
All I heard was that it's back for the summer, so that could be right. Same with the next season of Bojack.
>> No. 19791 Anonymous
2nd August 2015
Sunday 9:30 am
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Series two has started.
>> No. 19792 Anonymous
2nd August 2015
Sunday 2:14 pm
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I forgot there was a thread on this. The first 2 episodes of season 2 got leaked a while back.
>> No. 19793 Anonymous
2nd August 2015
Sunday 4:42 pm
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I'm going to watch the second episode now. I'm liking it so far.
>> No. 19804 Anonymous
3rd August 2015
Monday 12:57 pm
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Watched 3 episodes last night with the Mrs.

Especially liked the one with that bloke from Flight Of The Conchords playing a gas creature. Could tell it was him straight away when the music and singing by him kicked in.
>> No. 19805 Anonymous
3rd August 2015
Monday 1:24 pm
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>>19804

Is that a third episode of season 2 or did you mix in an episode of season 1? This is important, damn it.
>> No. 19811 Anonymous
3rd August 2015
Monday 6:19 pm
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>>19805

Not him, but the first 3 episodes were leaked ages ago. I'm guessing the filthy scumbag illegally downloaded it.
>> No. 19812 Anonymous
3rd August 2015
Monday 7:26 pm
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>>19811
I thought it was only the first two that were leaked and they were in shitty 320x240 resolution.
>> No. 19814 Anonymous
3rd August 2015
Monday 7:31 pm
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>>19812
Episode three leaked the day after episode one premiered.
>> No. 19815 Anonymous
4th August 2015
Tuesday 12:41 am
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>> No. 19816 Anonymous
4th August 2015
Tuesday 12:50 am
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>>19814

HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS?? Thank you, lad. Tonight will be a good night.
>> No. 19817 Anonymous
4th August 2015
Tuesday 2:56 am
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>>19815
What is that?
>> No. 19818 Anonymous
4th August 2015
Tuesday 2:58 am
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>>19817
It's an image. If you want to learn more about it than that, open it. I am interested in helping people avoid spoilers, but not this interested.
>> No. 19819 Anonymous
4th August 2015
Tuesday 4:36 am
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>>19818
I read it but it didn't make a lot of sense.
>> No. 19828 Anonymous
4th August 2015
Tuesday 10:43 pm
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>>19819
Does this make sense, motherfucker? Why do you crave sense so much?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXL3YhAT1wk
>> No. 19829 Anonymous
4th August 2015
Tuesday 11:24 pm
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>>19828
Have you seen that movie? It's actually quite good, for a trashy 80s flick, and the alien lady has really fucking magnificent tits.
>> No. 19830 Anonymous
5th August 2015
Wednesday 1:55 am
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>>19819
It did for people a bit older than you who know about toxic relationships maybe - great little strip actually.
>> No. 19831 Anonymous
5th August 2015
Wednesday 4:03 am
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>>19830

I'm not stranger to toxic relationships but I'm not quite sure what's going on there? He's discarding them because he doesn't want to lie? Or because they're doubting themselves? I don't get it.
>> No. 19834 Anonymous
7th August 2015
Friday 1:42 pm
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Been watching some of this today, Morty! Th-th-th-the delivery of the dialogue starts to get old real fast, though, Morty! I-i-i-it's just real forced, ya know?!
>> No. 19835 Anonymous
7th August 2015
Friday 2:10 pm
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>>19834
I find that one of the funniest parts, actually. Everything that comes out of Rick and Morty's mouths is panicky and anxious. Pretty much just like BttF.
>> No. 19836 Anonymous
7th August 2015
Friday 2:13 pm
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>>16727
What, because she's so busy?
>> No. 19901 Anonymous
18th August 2015
Tuesday 10:25 pm
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New episode out on the torrents lads. Been there since yesterday, forgot to mention it, sorry! It's a good one, but then you knew that already.
>> No. 19902 Anonymous
19th August 2015
Wednesday 12:15 am
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>>19901
Going to watch that now. Just watching episode 3, though. Jesus Christ, that ending.
>> No. 19906 Anonymous
19th August 2015
Wednesday 5:33 pm
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>>19902
>Jesus Christ, that ending.
Hoo-ee.
>> No. 19920 Anonymous
24th August 2015
Monday 9:54 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or1WvX88lng

S02E05 provided me with the comic relief I needed.

www.hundredtimesrickandmorty.com
>> No. 19932 Anonymous
3rd September 2015
Thursday 12:25 am
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If you're an adult who doesn't watch cartoons, you should watch Rick and Morty to remind yourself how right you are.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tpYFen3fJM
>> No. 19933 Anonymous
3rd September 2015
Thursday 3:35 am
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I have legitimately been singing "Get Schwifty" to myself to remind me not to give a fuck about some things. It actually helps.
>> No. 19934 Anonymous
3rd September 2015
Thursday 4:25 am
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>>19933
I take comfort knowing that I'm probably just in this multiverse right now and since I'm not as clever as Rick, haven't yet worked out how to leave the simulation.
>> No. 19935 Anonymous
4th September 2015
Friday 3:23 am
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Thanks OP, only just seen this and watching these cartoons are just what the doctor ordered.
>> No. 19936 Anonymous
4th September 2015
Friday 1:00 pm
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Just a quick heads up that Fox are going to air series 1. The first two episodes are available on demand while the rest seem to be shown back to back after midnight.
>> No. 19942 Anonymous
6th September 2015
Sunday 11:04 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ecYoSvGO60
>> No. 19944 Anonymous
6th September 2015
Sunday 11:20 pm
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>>19942
Not only are you posting content from the official Adult Swim YouTube channel months after it was released, you're posting content from the official Adult Swim YouTube channel months after the very same content was posted in this thread. You're not one of us and you don't fit it in.

Back to Jerry daycare with you.
>> No. 19945 Anonymous
7th September 2015
Monday 4:21 am
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>>19942
Since you're such a fan of 90s cartoons, here's The Official Simpson's Guide To Winning a GS Cunt-off in Under Ten Minutes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8urQgD_TDk
>> No. 19961 Anonymous
5th October 2015
Monday 6:41 pm
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All the comments on the NIN - Hurt youtubes are Rick & Morty quotes today. Oooeee.
>> No. 19962 Anonymous
5th October 2015
Monday 7:27 pm
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>>19961
So I'm assuming Rick is in some kind of pandimensional jail.
>> No. 21745 Anonymous
20th August 2017
Sunday 6:08 pm
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I take it you lads are watching the new series? To me, it seems to have lost its edge.
>> No. 21746 Anonymous
20th August 2017
Sunday 6:21 pm
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>>21745
No, I think it's still great. I just think it got really popular and then everyone hyped it up and now they are whinging because it was never going to be good enough for them.

I'm actually feeling quite lucky to be the age I am and watching it, I'm as excited about it as I would be for early seasons of The Simpsons.
>> No. 21747 Anonymous
20th August 2017
Sunday 6:33 pm
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The problem is the longer it goes on the less impact the larger story arcs have. When the first season ended it felt like something real, but then it went on again. The Rick went to jail and it was framed as a really moving thing with a sense of finality but no, he just escapes by being overpowered and not really even a very clever sort of plot.
>> No. 21749 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 2:50 am
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>>21745
Agree. Episodes have ranged from bad (2&3) to quite good - nothing on edge. Should have run for 2 seasons. No more.
>> No. 21752 Anonymous
21st August 2017
Monday 6:23 pm
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Its not as good this season to be honest. Just feels like it's trying to be "rick and morty" instead of just being rick and morty.
>> No. 21832 Anonymous
17th October 2017
Tuesday 8:37 pm
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So, Rick and Morty fans are the new Bronies apparently.
>> No. 21833 Anonymous
17th October 2017
Tuesday 8:38 pm
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>>21832
How so? Are the making Morty dolls and dicking it?
>> No. 21834 Anonymous
17th October 2017
Tuesday 11:02 pm
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>>21833
Surely they could just use a pickle?
>> No. 21835 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 12:56 am
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>>21833
I imagine it would be something to do with the weird psedo-intecectual snobbery that surrounds the show, and this is now resulting in counter snobbery. The backlash when a show is so hyped is inevitable.

And the over the top reaction to szechuan sauce makes the fans look like a bunch of meme spouting sheeple.

The fan base is rapidly becoming the worst thing about the show.
>> No. 21836 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 1:04 am
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>>21835
I'd like to clarify I don't consider the weird pseudo-intellectual snobbery to be part of the show itself, but there is a certain aspect of the fan base that seems to think this show is somehow highly sophisticated and complex, which as likable as it is, it isn't.
>> No. 21837 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 9:30 am
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>>21835
>The fan base is rapidly becoming the worst thing about the show.

We're long passed that now. I thought this image was a joke until I saw people posting it over social media.
>> No. 21838 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 10:44 am
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>>21836

I think that the pseudo-intellectual snobbery is a sign of how far pop culture has sunk. Anything that shows even a hint of intelligence is hailed as the new Shakespeare, because most TV is explicitly produced for an audience that isn't particularly bright and only half-watching.

I was listening to a roundtable discussion of BBC producers the other day. Everyone around the table agreed that a prime-time programme needs a "reveal" about every four minutes, otherwise they'll lose half the audience to Facebook. The consensus was that the average viewer only catches about a third of the programme, hence the need to foreshadow and then reiterate any crucial information. There needs to be constant visual and auditory stimulus to grab the attention of the viewer, but the information density needs to be kept very low. All media is created with a stereotypical or imaginary audience in mind; for TV, that imaginary audience effectively has distraction-induced brain damage.
>> No. 21839 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 4:22 pm
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>>21838
>"reveal"
Like brining out a new guest or starting a whacky new round?
>> No. 21840 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 5:01 pm
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>>21838

I would be interested in hearing that round table if it is available online.
>> No. 21841 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 5:13 pm
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>>21839

Little points of anticipation and revelation, like miniature cliffhangers within the programme. The prototypical example is The Antiques Roadshow - it's a fundamentally boring programme, but it's propelled by the anticipation of how much the item might be worth. Nobody would watch it if the expert started with the valuation and then waffled on about the item for three or four minutes.

TV talent contests are entirely designed around the reveal - a majority of screen time isn't the performance, but the build up of tension until the judges give their verdict. Property programmes are riddled with little teases. It has even crept into factual programming, with documentaries being structured as a "personal journey" or a "challenge".

Next time you're watching some shit prime-time fodder, look for beats in the programme where a question is asked, then answered shortly afterwards. Listen to how often narration is used to hint at what might happen next or create a sense of jeopardy. The most blatant examples are just before a commercial break, but they're used throughout. Once you're aware of it, you see it everywhere.
>> No. 21842 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 5:28 pm
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I wonder if pop culture is being conditioned to believe being a condescending arsehole is the same as being intelligent. It seems to be how intelligent characters are written now, rather than any intelligent behavior of a character. For example rick builds things which you might perceive as a demonstration of intelligence, but the way it presents is more like a magic power. The times where he is shown to be actively figuring things out is minimal. Most of the time he is just obnoxious because he knows or thinks he knows something the other characters don't. The same is true of other badly written intelligent characters such as Sherlock, doctor who, the scientist arsehole in STD, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. I suppose the virtue of Rick and Morty is that the other characters acknowledge this, by pointing out he is an arsehole and that he is like some sort of trickster Djinn, rather than acting like that is just what intelligence is.
>> No. 21843 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 5:42 pm
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>>21841

I feel like part of that is just good storytelling, but you are treating it like a pejorative, star wars would be really dull if they showed Luke blowing up the deathstar in the first 5 min and then told the rest as flashback of how things reached that point. Things need to progress and escalate and there needs to be uncertainty for the climax to have meaning. If you are wondering, yes my understanding of this makes me a fantastic lover.
>> No. 21844 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 5:46 pm
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>>21841
> It has even crept into factual programming, with documentaries being structured as a "personal journey" or a "challenge
I fucking hate this. Humanisation in nature documentaries too.
>> No. 21845 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 5:48 pm
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>>21842
>The same is true of other badly written intelligent characters such as Sherlock, doctor who, the scientist arsehole in STD, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Brilliant.
>> No. 21846 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 5:49 pm
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>>21838
Link?
>> No. 21847 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 5:54 pm
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>>21842

The trouble there is that it's difficult to write an intelligent character unless you are an extremely intelligent writer. Therefore there isn't much realistic alternative other than to make the character magic their intelligence out of nowhere.

For example, you could try to write a dramatisation of Einstein discovering relativity or whatever. But unless you understand the physics behind that yourself, you can't implement any of it into the writing, so what else can you do but show a montage of him frowning at a chalkboard full of equations and then a eureka moment?
>> No. 21848 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 6:24 pm
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>it's difficult to write an intelligent character unless you are an extremely intelligent writer

Nope.
>> No. 21849 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 6:37 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0oOkggVI5E
>> No. 21850 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 7:10 pm
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>>21849
>Cracked
Lad.
>> No. 21851 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 7:39 pm
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>>21850

They love a clickbait headline, but they're also remarkably insightful. They treat pop culture for what it is - an implicit and extremely powerful form of propaganda.
>> No. 21853 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 10:39 pm
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>>21847

It is difficult to write intelligent characters , but no more difficult than not writing something derivative. Laziness bleeds into creativity because doing better is hard work and requires you to fight for integrity so creatives pick the path of least resistance and good enough, becomes good enough. That doesn't mean they can't do better just that people aren't willing to try.
>> No. 21854 Anonymous
18th October 2017
Wednesday 11:43 pm
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>>21853
>It is difficult to write intelligent characters
Is it, though? An intelligent character can make a split-second decision that a less intelligent person would take weeks of thought or research to realise was the better thing to do. Luckily for writers, they can take weeks to think about it because that's how fiction works.
>> No. 21855 Anonymous
19th October 2017
Thursday 12:52 am
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>>21853

It's incredibly easy to write intelligent characters. You only need to write about them succeeding at mentally taxing tasks, and/or impressing or bamboozling other characters with their mental prowess. You're talking about an author proving their intelligence by writing things that will impress an intelligent audience. That's totally different and also likely impossible, because you can only write in such a way as to flatter the reader's intelligence whether they are intelligent or not. The intelligent ones know this, and therefore never know if they're really intelligent or just being flattered.
>> No. 21856 Anonymous
19th October 2017
Thursday 8:09 am
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>>21854

Intelligent people often think more slowly, but come to better conclusions. They think in entirely different ways to averagely intelligent people and have access to a different set of tools. Stamina is a vital part of intelligence - really smart people have an almost endless capacity for deep thought. It's very difficult to represent deep and nuanced thinking on screen and damned near impossible if you're not a deep and nuanced thinker yourself.

Elon Musk springs to mind. The engineers who have worked with him at Tesla and SpaceX have commented that there's only one truly exceptional thing about Musk - he asks incredibly good questions. He's quick on the uptake and has a very good capacity for technical knowledge, but his defining trait is his ability to ask a single question about a topic that forces an expert to re-evaluate the received wisdom. He patiently listens to someone explain the state of the art, then unerringly hones in on the part of their explanation that doesn't quite add up. What matters isn't that Musk is smart, but that he makes everyone around him smarter.

I've been lucky enough to work with some incredibly smart people - ACM Turing winners, MacArthur grant recipients, Fellows of the Royal Society. To a man, they've struck me as quiet, humble and generous. They're often remarkably ordinary in any context other than their field of expertise. They play in terrible rock bands and get winded at five-a-side, they lose pub quizzes and forget where they put their car keys. I don't see geniuses represented in fiction who look anything like the bona-fide geniuses I've met.
>> No. 21857 Anonymous
19th October 2017
Thursday 10:16 am
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>>21856
I think it's something to do with detective novels. It's boring to watch or read about someone doing actual research, but the way a detective novel is structured you can create quite a strong narrative while dropping lots of little clues that the viewer/reader can look out for and try to assemble themselves (which is part of the draw, even if the writers cheat and give the detective information the viewer doesn't have, they can find it educational) all leading up to the reveal.
>Of course! He was shot with the rifle that was hanging on the wall at the start!
House is a detective show, Lie to me is a detective show, Bull is a detective show, but so many other things tweak the pattern a little further. They keep repeating the same formula in slightly different contexts.

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