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>> No. 22422 Anonymous
30th August 2018
Thursday 9:52 pm
22422 Disenchantment
Well, I liked it.
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>> No. 22423 Anonymous
31st August 2018
Friday 12:26 am
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I found it really awkward. It may improve once the writers work out what exactly they're going for, but, for me, it fell flat.
>> No. 22424 Anonymous
31st August 2018
Friday 6:54 am
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At least it's not the Simpsons.
>> No. 22425 Anonymous
31st August 2018
Friday 8:47 am
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Anyone want to venture a description for those who haven't seen it?
>> No. 22426 Anonymous
31st August 2018
Friday 9:00 am
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Girl-Fry, Demon-Bender and Elfo in a medieval fantasy world. It needs a fair bit of fine-tuning, plus to completely get rid of any potential "will they, won't they" romance between Bean and Elfo,, but the groundwork is there. It has potential.
>> No. 22431 Anonymous
4th September 2018
Tuesday 11:43 pm
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I don't really know what they were going for but after four episodes it was still a mediocre, predictable mess with bad directing and a lot of quarter-baked ideas. The jokes had decent structure but the delivery was aweful, so I can only assume they were trying to build up the world and characters while throwing in the odd joke to appease people expecting another SitCom.

Whatever the intention, >>22426 has a good summary.

The jarring transitions and the in-your-face humour (don't tell me it's ironic) make want to not watch it.
>> No. 22432 Anonymous
5th September 2018
Wednesday 1:57 am
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Awkward sums it up best. I think I find it awkward because I want it to be funny as a Matt Groening cartoon should be but it just isn't. I don't recall anything from the first few episodes that made me laugh but plenty that made me think 'how utterly unoriginal and predictable'. Really not a fan. I'm happy to give it time since some shows need a while to find their feet - anyone remember how bad the first season of TNG was? - but I'm not going to get my hopes up. I'd hate to think that Matt Groening has simply run out of ideas.
>> No. 22440 Anonymous
5th September 2018
Wednesday 7:25 pm
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>> No. 22441 Anonymous
5th September 2018
Wednesday 8:17 pm
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I find it very odd how quickly people start making cosplays of things. Maybe I'm just deeply cynical but it feels more like a play for attention to when you have a costume ready within a month of something coming out rather than a sincere love for the subject.
>> No. 22442 Anonymous
5th September 2018
Wednesday 8:32 pm
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I mean, a white wig and blue tank top with an X sharpie'd on aren't exactly hard to do.
>> No. 22443 Anonymous
5th September 2018
Wednesday 8:35 pm
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It's a given that if you're a cosplayer you're probably a bit of an attention seeker.
>> No. 22474 Anonymous
28th October 2018
Sunday 10:31 pm
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I've only just watched the first series. I liked it. It's not fantasy Futurama, it's a humourous fantasy adventure tale with a plot. I liked the art style too.
>> No. 22475 Anonymous
29th October 2018
Monday 9:24 am
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The art style bothers me a little. The mix of 3d with the 2d worked in futurama as it was science fiction, doing the same thing in fantasy is just a little off. Then Luci looks like one of those weird sentient alphabet Pokémon.
The whole thing is okay but uninspired, I don't quite see what drove them to make it.
>> No. 22478 Anonymous
29th October 2018
Monday 1:53 pm
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>I don't quite see what drove them to make it.

I don't think it is any lie that Matt Greoning is a massive nerd, he had to hold it back for simpsons as the focus was on family life, but it leaked out all over the place from him and the writers, with futuramma he got realise the sci-fi aspect of his nerdiness along with the simpson writers who came for the ride, and aspects of their fantasy love leaked out, now he gets to tell a fantasy story, so basically it is what he always wanted to do anyway just now he can.

As for why now? the answer is these are favorable times, fantasy is at a high point in mainstream appeal at the moment (ie people like game of thrones) so executives are far more likely to fund a project like this then they would have been. say 10 years ago.
>> No. 22480 Anonymous
29th October 2018
Monday 3:37 pm
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Writing a fantasy story for the sake of writing a fantasy story and not because you have an interesting story you want to tell or characters you want to explore is an extremely uninspired thing to do, so that makes sense.
>> No. 22485 Anonymous
14th November 2018
Wednesday 2:39 pm
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It might be an interesting story, its only just started.
>> No. 22489 Anonymous
14th November 2018
Wednesday 3:29 pm
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Five hours into it is not "only just started". I don't know why people continue to give fantasy the leeway to just go on and on forever without getting to any sort of point.
>> No. 22490 Anonymous
14th November 2018
Wednesday 3:35 pm
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>Five hours into it is not "only just started"

I wish this was true, but it isn't, especially in the Netflix/American age of 30 episode seasons and such. I don't think this means we should give a shit season a pass because 'it might get better', but certainly five hours of television is not really much these days.
>> No. 22491 Anonymous
14th November 2018
Wednesday 3:45 pm
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If we judged TNG by it’s first season, it would never have been the juggernaught it became; teething is a legitimate excuse in TV.
>> No. 22492 Anonymous
14th November 2018
Wednesday 3:46 pm
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Okay you're right.
>> No. 22493 Anonymous
14th November 2018
Wednesday 10:27 pm
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No, look, try again. How about you say something like "Yes well that's no excuse for it being shit" or "we shouldn't just let it off because being shit is normal now"? Perhaps you could make a derogatory comment about my sexuality?
>> No. 22494 Anonymous
14th November 2018
Wednesday 10:34 pm
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Not him, but I could call you filthy het scum if you want.
>> No. 22495 Anonymous
14th November 2018
Wednesday 10:38 pm
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There are basically two ways this can go depending on how the original pitch was done.

1) Netflix phones up Matt and says "hey we've got a few million bucks hanging around doing nothing, want to cook us up a pilot series for a new show?" The result will be an obvious load of total bollocks (actually what we've seen so far in season one)

2) Matt has a fantastic idea with a layered and self-referencing plot, a la Futurama, and has convinced Netflix to back this new vision. Hopefully, the result of this will be a fantastic show.

Tl;dr - the future of this show was decided when it was pitched, by who pitched it to whom.
>> No. 22496 Anonymous
14th November 2018
Wednesday 10:54 pm
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I admittedly didn't watch much of Futurama past the first season but I got the impression that was a load of bollocks too. Cardboard cutout characters in a setting where literally anything can and does happen.
>> No. 22497 Anonymous
15th November 2018
Thursday 1:28 pm
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You said as much yourself in the post though. You didn't leave me anything to disagree with you selfish cunt.
>> No. 22498 Anonymous
15th November 2018
Thursday 3:42 pm
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I don't want to drop spoilers here but there are plot points way down in season five and six and if you zoom back to s1e1 and check for.... things.... it was all pre-planned from the start, which was pretty impressive for an animated show that most people just wrote off as "Simpsons In Space" when it first came out.
>> No. 22499 Anonymous
25th November 2018
Sunday 11:23 pm
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Futurama gets better past the first season, and it surpasses The Simpsons at points. I'd really recommend you check it out.
>> No. 22500 Anonymous
25th November 2018
Sunday 11:45 pm
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Surpassing modern Simpsons isn't saying much.
Surpassing classic Simpsons is an impossibility.
>> No. 22501 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 12:02 am
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>> No. 22502 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 10:22 am
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I rewatched that episode last night, it is so insanely grounded not a single 'cartoonish' thing happens in it and every situation in it is relatable.
>> No. 22503 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 11:25 am
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Not to mention it was a sly hint from The Simpsons about Dustin Hoffman and the kiddie fiddling rumours.
>> No. 22504 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 11:58 am
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I am fairly certain you just made that up for attention.
>> No. 22505 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 12:42 pm
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>According to Variety, Hoffman allegedly exposed himself to a teenager in 1980, sexually assaulted an actress during the production of 1987's Ishtar and the same year assaulted a woman in the back of a station wagon.

>The Hollywood Reporter followed with its own story Thursday, reporting that one woman named Pauline (her last name was not given), said in the early '70s when she was 15 Hoffman masturbated in front of her. Another woman said Hoffman forced her to perform oral sex when she was 21 during the period the actor shot All the President's Men.


There's been rumours of Dustin Hoffman and underage girls for decades.
>> No. 22506 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 1:02 pm
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Possible historic sexual abuse aside, I doubt that the Simpsons would be deliberately implying one of their earliest and biggest to that date guest stars was really a peado.
>> No. 22507 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 3:57 pm
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A sly writer could have snuck it in.
>> No. 22508 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 4:01 pm
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Both they and Family Guy have been doing that sort of thing for years. On the other hand, South Park doesn't bother trying to sneak things in, preferring to just come out and say things openly, to the point where they had to write out a major supporting character.
>> No. 22509 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 4:48 pm
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>to the point where they had to write out a major supporting character.

The most mind boggling part of the Chef story, which I only learned recently, is that it came out that Issac Hayes himself never made the statement about wanting to leave - it was done by his entourage, also Scientologists. Hayes had suffered a stroke at this point so he wasn't able to really do anything about it.

I wonder at what point these celebrities look around and realise that they're trapped. Years too late, I imagine.
>> No. 22510 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 5:42 pm
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That's too many gaps between the post you're replying to and the actual words. Come on, now.
>> No. 22511 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 5:45 pm
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If that's true then he probably would have had a lot of trouble continuing if he even wanted to.

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