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Re: The Ultimate TV Thread... of, uhhh... Doom...
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2005, 08:28:04 pm »
anyone seen the latest episode of Family Guy (series 4 episode 4, i think)? fucking hilarious ;D

The scene where the shop assistant burned herself... brilliant.

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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2005, 08:47:36 pm »
hahaha that bit had me laughing so much i had to pause it for about 10 minutes ;D ;D ;D

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Re: The Ultimate TV Thread... of, uhhh... Doom...
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2005, 03:20:57 pm »
My TV has only one channel: the videogame channel. There's always some good show on it, sometimes it's little pixelly people running around with a black background, other times there are spaceships or green-clad elves. It's amazing.

So no, I don't watch TV. It's 99% garbage. Sometimes I pass by when mom watches, and it's always the same stuff:
1. A commercial for a movie. Cars flying through the air (whilst on fire naturally), stiff, robotic star actors with serious-looking faces cranking out one-liners that'd make even Duke Nukem raise an eyebrow, guns, screaming, and of course some sex and "mature content" (read: content which's maturity is inversely proportional to its rating) thrown in for good measure. It's always the same stuff in these commercials. Always.
2. A commercial for anything else, based on either sex, gender stereotypes or downright in-your-face innuendo. Schampoo, shaving utilities, candy bars, even fricking ice cream. Nothing is safe from being advertized by sensual female voices that scream "yes" (that's happened in two so far, one for schampoo and one for icecream).
3. It's a comedy movie or series. Every other joke is based on innuendo.

I also saw a commercial for a magazine, which must be fake. It just has to be. It advertized itself like a porn mag with articles about the Columbine high school murders, exclusive pictures of actors not wearing clothes and other things I'm actaully too embarrased to say. This commercial aired right in the middle of the day and promoted the most disgusting of things, objectified women and cried outright that men are pigs, in fact it was its main selling point as its target audience was men. If this commercial was fake, it was an incredibly tasteless joke. It was not fake, all I have to say is: ".........."

Sure, there are good stuff on TV. Monkey business on Animal Planet, where a park saves and takes care of abused chimpanzees and lets them live new, natural lives in relative freedom. And Big cat diary, where we follow the lions, cheetahs and leopards of the Masaii mara, where the camera teams are careful not to disturb the animals. And Jeopardy with Magnus Härenstam, always good stuff. Hm... nope, that's it. Apart from those shows I prefer to stick with my videogame channel.

And now you may commence rolling your eyes at me, just because I've never walked past the TV without seeing either a half-naked woman or a man with a gun. :p

Edit: I forgot "reality shows" and their commercials, but you don't even want to get me started on them, so you can image what I'd say about them.
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Re: The Ultimate TV Thread... of, uhhh... Doom...
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2005, 04:02:46 pm »
myeh, all the best tv shows come out on DVD anyway  :P

if I'm just vegetating infront of the tele i just usually flick between the music channels and the history channels but thats only when I'm at my parents house. In my house we dont have cable so I almost never watch TV shows. We're currently sort of watching big brother with some regularity in the house atm pretty much just to take the piss out of it.

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Re: The Ultimate TV Thread... of, uhhh... Doom...
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2005, 08:23:49 am »
Family Guy 1.05 and American Dad 1.06. The latter is getting better every week. Again LMAO time...

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Re: The Ultimate TV Thread... of, uhhh... Doom...
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2005, 09:49:16 pm »
Double post action!

Just got around reading Spiff's post, which provoked some thoughts. As a "fan" of a few TV series I'd somewhat disagree and say the garbage level is pretty much constant in any media, whether it's TV (series), movies, books or games. Great stories, interesting characters and creative ideas are hard to find in any media, but they are out there.
Granted, there's much trash on TV, but there's an equal percentage of bad games with a nonexistent story, shallow characters, endless level grinding or sex where it isn't needed (like in racing games...). Same goes with books. I found Angels & Demons quite amusing and had the stupid idea to read Dan Brown's other books. It's like junk food, but for your brain.

Maybe I'm spoiled because of economics studies, but I believe that most good and unique ideas for any kind of entertainment also become a commercial success... sooner or later. As Laser pointed out in the gaming monthly thread it's the companies - this also goes for TV and movies - who aren't open to new ideas or not willing to take risks; that's why there's so much trash. But as long as there are people who watch that...

What I like about good TV shows is that they have to balance commercial aspects (e.g. violence, sex) to keep the masses interested and a deeper level of interpretation for people who watch them actively. Lost for example manages this balance perfectly.

And I love jokes based on innuendo.  ;D

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Re: The Ultimate TV Thread... of, uhhh... Doom...
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2005, 09:54:45 pm »
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myeh, all the best tv shows come out on DVD anyway 
Not MacGyver :(
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2005, 10:16:10 pm »
South Park, Simpsons, many other comedycentral animations.
And MacGyver at friday nights!
Teh Macgyver Drinking game is the best. <3
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Re: The Ultimate TV Thread... of, uhhh... Doom...
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2005, 10:25:29 pm »
Well, that post of mine was rather bitter and ranty, sorry. :P I excaggerated, but still believe that we're heading downhill faster and faster nowadays. I agree that there's garbage in every media of course, it's the same with games.

But what about us people who prefer entertainment not based on neither mindless violence nor sex? Those who enjoy a good story without being interrupted by people getting killed, or excercises in further driving the gender sterotypes into the ground? There's hardly anything, at least not anything big or well-known, for those who don't want to watch TV for the purpose of being sickened by it. Tonari no Totoro has got to be one of the best movies I've seen in my life, and most definitely had nothing so-called "mature". Nintendo games also always manage to hit the spot with me... I suppose I'm a hypocrite for making Iji, a game where you shoot aliens, but I'd like to think that there's a difference between cartoony games and meticulously crafted photo-realistic depictions of people getting shot for the sake of grossing out the audience.

On the TV right now there's a reality show about a couple of supermodels fighting to be the cover girl of a magazine in a skimpy swimsuit. I feel sorry for them, brainless slaves to the gender oppression and further pig-ification of mankind.  But alas, for every piece of trash TV show there's most probably something good and enjoyable. Those shows hardly ever make it onto the TV though; they don't attract the same number of viewers. So while the good stuff is out there, like with all media, it's not always easy to find it.

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Re: The Ultimate TV Thread... of, uhhh... Doom...
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2005, 10:28:10 pm »
Teh Macgyver Drinking game is the best. <3

Watch MacGyver, get drunk? enlighten.

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« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2005, 08:36:45 am »
Teh Macgyver Drinking game is the best. <3

Watch MacGyver, get drunk? enlighten.

Everyone must have beer or some other alcohol drink.

Everyone must drink if:
MacGyver-theme is played
An explosion is seen
MacGyver Finds something
MacGyver invents something
Someone asks "What are you doing Mac?"
MacGyver Explains what he's doing
MacGyver tells how substances react with each other
Someone says MacGyver/Mac
Someone says phoenix-foundation
MacGyver moralizes(?)
MacGyver touches his mullet
MacGyver hits a bad guy
MacGyver uses knife
MacGyver says: "We need a diversion!"
It appears that MacGyver has had a relationship with a woman.
Bad guys sound like idiots.
Timer/bomb/wires are shown.
Extra drinking is not forbidden.
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Re: The Ultimate TV Thread... of, uhhh... Doom...
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2005, 08:40:51 am »
So basically, the entire episode is a battle for the keg?
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« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2005, 08:44:15 am »
Yes.
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« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2005, 11:35:52 am »
If I could remember the link I'd show you the Matrix drinking game.

Basically, if anything happens you get to down one. Twice if it has anything to do with spoons, colored pills, or robot tentacles.

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« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2005, 12:35:25 pm »
Must be a ripoff from MacGyver-game. :(
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