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Chit Chat / Re: The TV thread
« on: Today at 03:37:05 PM »
FTR: Riverdale is an adaptation of Archie comics. So it's Archie, Jughead, Veronica, Betty, and their parents and classmates.

Again, it gets ridiculous, campy, soap opera-y, melodramatic and absurd, but we find it entertaining basically for those reasons. It is not because of good writing.

Chit Chat / Re: The TV thread
« on: Today at 03:11:47 PM »
Hahahaha, Riverdale is pure soap opera trash. It's absolutely absurd, ridiculous, campy, and just wild. I think the fiancee and I like it because 1) we're not very serious people, if you haven't been able to catch that about me, and 2) weed. Lots of weed.

Big Little Lies is a drama, based on a book, although season 2 is going beyond the book, from what I understand. All-star cast: Alexander Skarsgaard, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep (although only season 2, I think?)

Also, I can't believe I forgot to mention Better Call Saul. I feel like we've talked about it, you've probably seen it already, but if not get on Netflix RIGHT NOW and binge all 3 seasons so far (or was it 4?...shit, I think it has been 4 now).

Also, don't wait for season 3 of Barry, season 2 just ended. Trust me. You will not be disappointed. I guarantee it.

Chit Chat / Re: The TV thread
« on: Today at 02:38:23 PM »
Oh, and my goodness, what an oversight on my part to not include Barry, on HBO, above. Again, if you have HBO: watch Barry. 2 seasons so far, 12 episodes total, and it will absolutely destroy you. Bill Hader is amazing in it.

Chit Chat / Re: The TV thread
« on: Today at 02:37:32 PM »
I have finally begun to watch The Office for the first time in my life. That is all.

how goes this?

Also, give me ideas on something else to watch. ive been going with Brooklyn 99 as my lighter show, and its entertaining, but I guess it just seems Ill get tired of it really quickly. Ill still give it a go for a bit.
I need a heavier drama to latch on to now. Im in between my re watches and caught up on my other ones, that I can recall.
A friend suggested Lucifer, and after a few looks Im seeing standard TV cop fare drama.

So, firstly, finished watching the entirety of The Office and not even a week later started rewatching (although I'll probably stop once Carrell leaves the show this time).

As far as the rest of your inquiry goes:

If you have HBO, I've been hearing amazing things about Chernobyl and Big Little Lies (probably our next drama watch). Sharp Objects, if you missed it, should be available in its entirety and was freaking incredible.

I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed the 2 seasons of Ozark on Netflix, and am excited for the third when it comes out.

For lighter fare, obviously The Office, if you haven't yet. We started Parks and Rec recently so we'll see how that goes. There's also shows like Archer, Easy (on Netflix), Bojack Horseman and Tuca & Bertie (both Netflix, same producers, both hilarious shows with truly dark subjects).

Honestly, it's on Hulu, but AP Bio. Unfortunately, it was cancelled after its second season (still hoping it gets saved), but I enjoyed the first season and the second season was truly remarkable. Glenn Howerton from It's Always Sunny is the lead actor, and Patton Oswalt is in it as well. But honestly, the students and the principal's assistant (played by Paula Pell, who's apparently a standup and a former SNL writer?) are the standouts here.

Ended up going with Horizon Zero Dawn and Detroit: Become Human. Zero Dawn is beautiful so far, and the story has me curious enough.

Most of the things I read about Detroit: Become Human were more making fun of the story (pretty typical with his games) and not so much gameplay related. I hope it's fun!

I've heard Horizon Zero Dawn is extremely fun but gets repetitive. For that price though, I doubt you'll have regrets. (they also said the first Assassin's Creed was repetitive, but I loved it and obviously that spawned a franchise).

Video Gaming General / Re: Retro Arcade Gaming Thread
« on: Today at 01:12:55 PM »
What were some of your favorites growing up and on your wish list to see?

Growing up? Jeez

X-Men, Ninja Turtles, the Simpsons arcade game are immediately the big 3 that come to mind. My brother and I had DigDug on our PC and used to play it all the time too.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: New Switch owner here
« on: Today at 12:00:15 PM »
Officially addicted to Tetris 99.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: For Honor
« on: Today at 11:22:59 AM »

I love this game so much.

So, background:

1) big cauldron fight (on defense, you have a cauldron that you can dump on the Ram once it's at your gate. You want to use it, Attackers do not want you to), almost no health. Thought I could run, get the speed boost (there are one attack, shield and speed boost little portal things on each map), and grab the banner (the banner allows you to shield either the Ram or the Gate, depending on if you're defense or offense. You'll see it show up on the Gate as a gold bar once it's placed). Saw the boost was gone but also saw the enemies going for the banner, so I stuck around and it worked out.

Killed the Raider and the Shaman (with help) after the clip ends, then promptly died falling off the zipline on my way to the health. FML

2) check out the gate health, and the Ram Attack Bar. (so, the Ram has to charge it's attack before it hits the gate. That's the little white bar that fills up underneath it. When the bar is red and there's a red square, it means the Ram is stopped, likely due to my teammates either using the cauldron or going down to the Ram and killing the other team's minions).

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: New Switch owner here
« on: June 17, 2019, 02:06:29 PM »
I've got kiddo staying at my place until July 28th, so I'll have a Switch for at least that long.

I want to get one, but I"m waiting to see what the 2 new ones are like, and what the prices are, when they drop later this year (I'm ASSUMING either around Black Friday or Christmas, we'll see). Mostly I just want the indie games they have (like Hollow Night, Into the Breach, Bad North) so I can play them on a mobile device. I don't even really particular care about Breath of the Wild, I'm not sure I feel like investing that much time into a game again so soon (looking at you, RDR2), although I'd probably grab Odyssey.

And, you know, I think you're contractually required to buy Smash and Mario Kart if you own a Nintendo console, so I suppose I'd get those too.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NBA 2K19
« on: June 14, 2019, 03:29:08 PM »
Thanks for the heads up!

Not sure how long this will last, but decided to start a MyLeague as the Pistons using a custom roster (which in turn means you have to start from Opening Night and not the offseason) and Player Lock on PG. Will probably sim a good portion of the season so that I can get to the 2019 NBA Offseason and draft, which thanks to a tear in the space/time continuum will feature the 2003 NBA Draft class. As GM of the Pistons, I don't plan on drafting Darko Milicic again.

Currently have PG Reggie Jackson on the trading block, and still, have not decided whether to add C Andre Drummond to that list. Looking to acquire shooters and picks because my team currently has no 2nd round picks the next two seasons (good lord Tom Gores is an idiot).

Just in case you did not realize it you can shorten the season if you want.  I play the shortest season so I can play the games.

I always think about doing this in like MLB, but I'm such a control freak I don't like my players being in games, collecting positive or negative stats, and having 0 control over their performance.

It's only a video game, I shouldn't care so much, and yet.

Reviews / Re: The Movie Review Thread
« on: June 13, 2019, 01:01:43 PM »
Yeah, and I was surprised by some of the horror elements in Brightburn still. It feels more like a horror film than a "super" type film, which was good, because it could have easily been a less-scary, effects-laden "horror" movie that failed completely.

I liked it for what it was. On its surface, it's a pretty straight forward horror film with the slasher essentially as the main character (although mom obviously does a lot of the heavylifting for the non-super moments). I also like the credits scene that suggests something bigger (and includes a blink and you miss it spotting of Rainn Wilson's character from James Gunn's Super, also an excellent movie).

I think the themes it deals with, themes of entitlement and abuse of power, aren't necessarily anything new, but reshaping them into this teenage boy, around the time of puberty, in 2019 culture provides a further dialogue for the discussion we should be having, although the movie doesn't do much to really explore the questions it's bringing up, because there's killing to be done.

The ending honestly surprised me a bit, mileage will likely vary on that one. Is it worth seeing in a theater? Eh, maybe. Definitely worth at least one watch on Netflix.

But yeah, fortunately I successfully avoided that second trailer because watching it after the film, it revealed a LOT.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Playstation Days of Play Sale 2019
« on: June 13, 2019, 10:49:15 AM »
So, bought the FFX/X-2 remaster. Man, the FFX theme still messes me up. Excited to finally play this game again, haven't touched it since high school despite always wanting to.

Saw that this morning. His advocacy for the first responders is easily one of the best things he's done, and I can only hope for the best for this extraordinary group of people.

Reviews / Re: The Movie Review Thread
« on: June 11, 2019, 01:17:17 PM »
It's uh....4 days later, and I've already dropped Endgame from a 4-star to a 2.5-star on my Letterbox'd review and dropped it 9 spots in my 2019 rankings.

I had a ticket to see it again yesterday and chose not to. The more I think about it, the less and less I like this movie.

So, I kept buying a ticket to see this movie again and kept skipping the movie (not like I was losing any money considering AMC Stubs List). I just wasn't sure I wanted to spend another 3 hours in the theater for a movie I'd already seen, plus I had those conflicted feelings.

Well, over a month (and, like, 7 tickets purchased) later, I finally saw it for the second time and enjoyed it much more. I feel like the movie was a lot more consistent than I'd given it credit for, and most of the "plot holes" it genuinely does answer at the start (even some of the, uh, more fantastical elements (still trying to do spoiler-free) make more sense, at least with the rules this movie establishes).

It's my #6 of the year, and I raised it back up to 3.5 stars. I feel this is acceptable.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Playstation Days of Play Sale 2019
« on: June 11, 2019, 01:11:09 PM »
Remembered this is still going on when I get paid Friday. Debated getting God of War but a buddy says he'll let me borrow his, so I think the only other game I'll buy is the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

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