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TV Series On The Television

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:48 am
by zaratustra
Whoever told me True Detective had an interesting ending, please come here so I can either kick you in the nuts or punch you in the baby, as appropriate.

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:06 am
by Niku
Having not seen any of True Detective, literally the only thing I saw from anyone on the internet about the ending was "wait so why were we all speculating about this shit again".

get better tv opinion circles i guess

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:04 pm
by zaratustra
alright I will say spoiler things now so

the thing is the entire series is this two-decade spanning story with people producing mysteriously recurring sentences like "the yellow king" and "Carcosa" and "time is a flat circle"

and wide stretches of unaccounted for time where the certified bastard protagonist could have done anything

and the twist at the end is that the fucking gardener did it


It's like Lost ended the first season by revealing the island was just a inlet off the coast of New Hampshire and they all survived because of decent seatbelts.

NO BETTER

they find a mad scientist with a smoke machine

and the scientist has a boat

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:09 pm
by Mothra
oh god

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:59 pm
by Thad

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:06 pm
by Lottel
The last episode of HIMYM read like they took the worst possible fanfiction post from Tumblr, cut out all the gay sex, and used the results for the episode.

I've not watched in years (but thanks to my mother, I see an episode every few days) but this baaasically shat on everything that happened in the last five or so seasons.
It's nuts.

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:10 pm
by beatbandito
Oh man, is Barney their 'mom'?

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:58 pm
by Mongrel
George Takei is going to host SNL

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:11 pm
by zaratustra
Lottel wrote:The last episode of HIMYM read like they took the worst possible fanfiction post from Tumblr, cut out all the gay sex, and used the results for the episode.

I've not watched in years (but thanks to my mother, I see an episode every few days) but this baaasically shat on everything that happened in the last five or so seasons.
It's nuts.


What is it with TV writers and getting a sudden case of performance anxiety at the ending? Let's go back to where we started cause that's ARTISTIC. I thought the show's theme was 'life goes on', but it's more of a 'guest stars move on'.

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:17 pm
by TA
I don't watch the show but as I understand it, they shot all the ending stuff with the kids way back at the beginning of the show, so they wouldn't get older as the series progressed, and that meant they locked themselves into some specific story constraints and a specific ending before they had any idea whether the show would have legs or what direction they'd want to take it in eight years later. This person talks some about that.

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:50 am
by zaratustra
here's an idea
what if

they didn't use that footage

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:13 pm
by Smiler
Whenever a show I haven't watched before ends I'm always like "Dang that show still existed? Oh it started in 2006? How does that even happen?" And then I realize that Breaking Bad started in 2008 and I still haven't finished watching it.

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:58 pm
by TA
zaratustra wrote:here's an idea
what if

they didn't use that footage


Then they wouldn't have anything to finish with. Nothing to show the kids reacting to the end of the dad's story. Whole thing would just be a wet fart.

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:19 pm
by Niku
TA wrote:Whole thing would just be a wet fart.


Glad they dodged that bullet.

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:46 pm
by TA
Indeed! Instead of a boring non-ending, they went for screaming outrage instead. Any reaction is a good reaction!

From what I can tell it's like if 30 Rock ended with Jack and Liz getting married.

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:54 pm
by zaratustra
Or if Lost ended with Jack and Kate...

has there been any TV show whose ending wasn't "And you might as well have just watched the pilot and this episode. Thanks, sucker!"

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:15 pm
by TA
... yyyes? Many?

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:54 pm
by Büge
zaratustra wrote:has there been any TV show whose ending wasn't "And you might as well have just watched the pilot and this episode. Thanks, sucker!"


The Pris-- oh wait

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:23 am
by Thad


Okay, I'm sold.

(Via Bleeding Cool)

Re: TV Series On The Television

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:00 am
by Joxam
Holy shit, that cast.