Nim
I don't know why I called it 'Wirthling's', but it would be weird not to.  Dude watches a fuck ton of tv.
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wirthling
Nathan for You regularly makes me laugh so hard I cry.
"I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything." - Charles Darwin
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Nim
I didn't have a chance to respond at OT, but the finale of 24 was, despite everything, of a piece with the rest of the season, and to my mind that puts the season up near the top of the pile for 24 seasons.  I just thought it was a condensed, pure season of the show, and without crap like Starbuck stuffing dudes in walls.
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Zuben
wirthling wrote:
Nathan for You regularly makes me laugh so hard I cry.


Same. 
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Nim
Nathan had a really good (and sincere) Ask Me Anything over at Reddit.  I don't want to go find the link, but wirthling will probably post it for me.  It was real insight into the process, and his bit about the Claw of Shame episode was intriguingly vague.
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Zuben wrote:
wirthling wrote:
Nathan for You regularly makes me laugh so hard I cry.


Same. 


Tonight's is fabulous.
"I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything." - Charles Darwin
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Thrillhouse
Nim wrote:
I didn't have a chance to respond at OT, but the finale of 24 was, despite everything, of a piece with the rest of the season, and to my mind that puts the season up near the top of the pile for 24 seasons.  I just thought it was a condensed, pure season of the show, and without crap like Starbuck stuffing dudes in walls.


I liked it on the whole, and enjoyed the lack of filler.  I took the last seasons of the show off, so I'm glad it's enjoying a comeback. Also, Jack cut a guy's head off with a sword.
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Hemlock Grove

I am two episodes into the new season. So far, it's bland and there isn't much happening yet. It's still in the "this happened to our characters since the finale" phase. And then there's the problem that none of the characters are likable. It's still miles better than True Blood, where I didn't bother with starting the new season.

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wirthling wrote:
Nathan for You regularly makes me laugh so hard I cry.


Have you guys seen Nathan's This Hour Has 22 Minutes bits?  I'm not a fan of 22 minutes in general but he had a segment called On Your Side that was pretty great that you can find on youtube.  

Also, this place is fuckin weird.
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Nim wrote:
Nathan had a really good (and sincere) Ask Me Anything over at Reddit.  I don't want to go find the link, but wirthling will probably post it for me.  It was real insight into the process, and his bit about the Claw of Shame episode was intriguingly vague.


http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2aoj9b/i_am_nathan_fielder_comedian_director_and_host_of/
"I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything." - Charles Darwin
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Zuben
Thrillhouse! Fuck dude! Spoilers much?
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Nim
I don't know if that was the 'best' Nathan for You, but it made me LOL more times than most episodes I can think of.   I don't know why, but every few minutes there was just some other little detail that had me in stitches.

* The tossing of the coffin into the grave
* Nathan's response to the 'look into the camera' and then his makeover look
* "Candy sounded intrigued."
* The entire 40 Maids concept.
* The cutting from the maids to Nathan's relationship chat with the homeowner

I don't know, I thought this episode delivered.  Strong season so far.
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Oddly enough I've never watched Nathan for You because the promos for it have never been amusing.  The show everyone describes seems so different from what I've seen in those.
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Sparkle
I finished season 4 of The Good Wife and I'm dying here.  I mean, I was pretty ticked at the way


I want to know what Infinitus Corsair, as a lawyer, thinks of this show.

EDIT where are the bloody spoiler tags?
"We think it is more important to be right than it is to appeal to the humanity of people we disagree with." ~Hannah Gadsby
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Sparkle wrote:
I finished season 4 of The Good Wife and I'm dying here.  I mean, I was pretty ticked at the way


I want to know what Infinitus Corsair, as a lawyer, thinks of this show.

EDIT where are the bloody spoiler tags?


Season 4 is pretty great.  I mean, every season there is some big storyline that is just terrible--Kalinda's ex, anyone?--but it's mostly very good, and the ending is awesome.  It sets up season 5, which is the best season of the show, a rarity for any show, I'd wager.
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AlmasyCR wrote:
Oddly enough I've never watched Nathan for You because the promos for it have never been amusing.  The show everyone describes seems so different from what I've seen in those.


I didn't like it even after watching a segment or two, but I was being hardheaded.  It's great and you're bad for not watching it.
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Nim wrote:
Sparkle wrote:
I finished season 4 of The Good Wife and I'm dying here.  I mean, I was pretty ticked at the way


I want to know what Infinitus Corsair, as a lawyer, thinks of this show.

EDIT where are the bloody spoiler tags?


Season 4 is pretty great.  I mean, every season there is some big storyline that is just terrible--Kalinda's ex, anyone?--but it's mostly very good, and the ending is awesome.  It sets up season 5, which is the best season of the show, a rarity for any show, I'd wager.


Yes, I posted about the stupidity of Calinda's ex at RT.  Where are the spoiler tags here? 

Season 5 isn't on Netflix yet, oh god.
"We think it is more important to be right than it is to appeal to the humanity of people we disagree with." ~Hannah Gadsby
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Tommy Wiseau now has a sitcom...or something?  Apparently it will be on ComedyTV.

EDIT: Wow, you really can't tell when there is a link embedded in text.  Here you go: 

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Nim wrote:
Sparkle wrote:
I finished season 4 of The Good Wife and I'm dying here.  I mean, I was pretty ticked at the way


I want to know what Infinitus Corsair, as a lawyer, thinks of this show.

EDIT where are the bloody spoiler tags?


Season 4 is pretty great.  I mean, every season there is some big storyline that is just terrible--Kalinda's ex, anyone?--but it's mostly very good, and the ending is awesome.  It sets up season 5, which is the best season of the show, a rarity for any show, I'd wager.


Nim, can I hire you to be my summer clerk and tell Rabid what I think of The Good Wife?
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Infinitus Corsair wrote:
Nim wrote:
Sparkle wrote:
I finished season 4 of The Good Wife and I'm dying here.  I mean, I was pretty ticked at the way


I want to know what Infinitus Corsair, as a lawyer, thinks of this show.

EDIT where are the bloody spoiler tags?


Season 4 is pretty great.  I mean, every season there is some big storyline that is just terrible--Kalinda's ex, anyone?--but it's mostly very good, and the ending is awesome.  It sets up season 5, which is the best season of the show, a rarity for any show, I'd wager.


Nim, can I hire you to be my summer clerk and tell Rabid what I think of The Good Wife?


Yes, that will pad out my résumé nicely.
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Infinitus Corsair wrote:

Nim, can I hire you to be my summer clerk and tell Rabid what I think of The Good Wife?


Have you watched the show and do you like it?  What do you think of it from a lawyer's perspective?
"We think it is more important to be right than it is to appeal to the humanity of people we disagree with." ~Hannah Gadsby
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Sparkle wrote:
Infinitus Corsair wrote:

Nim, can I hire you to be my summer clerk and tell Rabid what I think of The Good Wife?


Have you watched the show and do you like it?  What do you think of it from a lawyer's perspective?


I haven't seen it.  I'd be happy to give you my lawyer's perspective on any number of wonderful shows that I do watch, though.
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Give me your lawyer's perspective on this weird bump.
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Infinitus Corsair
Nim wrote:
Give me your lawyer's perspective on this weird bump.


Speaking as a lawyer, I was really excited that, the 5th time I refreshed this forum in the last 20 minutes, there was a new post.  But - coming from my perspective as an attorney - I was hoping for more content in the post.
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Okay, as a lawyer, what are your opinions of the TV shows Damages and Law and Order (the original)?
"We think it is more important to be right than it is to appeal to the humanity of people we disagree with." ~Hannah Gadsby
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Infinitus Corsair
Sparkle wrote:
Okay, as a lawyer, what are your opinions of the TV shows Damages and Law and Order (the original)?


Lawyerly speaking, I've never seen Damages or really that much of Law & Order.  Don't you want any lawyer opinions of shows like The Simpsons or Arrested Development?
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Infinitus Corsair wrote:
Sparkle wrote:
Okay, as a lawyer, what are your opinions of the TV shows Damages and Law and Order (the original)?


Lawyerly speaking, I've never seen Damages or really that much of Law & Order.  Don't you want any lawyer opinions of shows like The Simpsons or Arrested Development?


I'm thinking of watching Arrested Development next, so yes.
"We think it is more important to be right than it is to appeal to the humanity of people we disagree with." ~Hannah Gadsby
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Infinitus Corsair
Sparkle wrote:
Infinitus Corsair wrote:
Sparkle wrote:
Okay, as a lawyer, what are your opinions of the TV shows Damages and Law and Order (the original)?


Lawyerly speaking, I've never seen Damages or really that much of Law & Order.  Don't you want any lawyer opinions of shows like The Simpsons or Arrested Development?


I'm thinking of watching Arrested Development next, so yes.


Excellent; it's really funny.  Everyone's stupid and/or an asshole, so it really reminds me of being a lawyer.
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Nim
Arrested Development is directly responsible for my deciding to be a lawyer.  It's funny, and the characters are a quirky bunch.  It reminded me of lawyers.
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Sparkle
Lol ok but AD isn't about lawyers so just tell me generally why it's apparently so good.
"We think it is more important to be right than it is to appeal to the humanity of people we disagree with." ~Hannah Gadsby
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Sparkle wrote:
Lol ok but AD isn't about lawyers so just tell me generally why it's apparently so good.


Every scene is just layered with jokes. Visual jokes, callbacks, parody, etc. It builds on itself as it goes and rewards those who watch it attentively. It's like the Lost of the comedies, if all the stuff meant something and didn't suck in the end. I've seen the show three times and there are still new jokes to catch.
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Rabid is Charlize Theron.

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Does Hardee's/Carl's Jr. think it's being clever with that "Pull one off" ad campaign? I don't want to think about average white dudes masturbating while I'm licking up drizzled frosting.

"I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything." - Charles Darwin
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Rabid needs convincing to watch Arrested Development and you guys are humouring her? Rabid, here's a good reason to watch AD: Go fuck yourself. 
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I'm on episode 9 of season 1 of Hannibal. It's a fun show, but what were they thinking with the totem pole of corpsesIt looks sooooo fake. Like a haunted house set piece from the 80's. And they keep doing these pans of it like we should be in awe of it. 
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I tried to make a spoiler tag, see? Kinda change the colour. Didn't fully work. Also, can we re-colour this place? The white text, the blue, it looks like hell.
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Zuben wrote:
I'm on episode 9 of season 1 of Hannibal. It's a fun show, but what were they thinking with the totem pole of corpsesIt looks sooooo fake. Like a haunted house set piece from the 80's. And they keep doing these pans of it like we should be in awe of it. 


That's a bad episode in general. Like, how is the old guy so strong? Magic. Show is great, though.
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Nim wrote:
Zuben wrote:
I'm on episode 9 of season 1 of Hannibal. It's a fun show, but what were they thinking with the totem pole of corpsesIt looks sooooo fake. Like a haunted house set piece from the 80's. And they keep doing these pans of it like we should be in awe of it. 
That's a bad episode in general. Like, how is the old guy so strong? Magic. Show is great, though.


What was your experience of my spoiler tag attempt? Did it kind of work? Did you highlight the text? Or was it totally useless?
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Also, Hannibal's Baltimore is so clearly Toronto. 
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Get used to the "magic is the only explanation for how <insert killer here> could do that" on Hannibal.  It doesn't really go away.  If plausability is a concern, this show will very much lose you.  It's got interesting characters, dilemmas and relationships, though.  If you can stay for those you'll really like it.
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Hannibal is a work of art in terms of acting, direction, cinematography and sound. That buys a lot of slack from me.
"I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything." - Charles Darwin
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Zuben wrote:
Nim wrote:
Zuben wrote:
I'm on episode 9 of season 1 of Hannibal. It's a fun show, but what were they thinking with the totem pole of corpsesIt looks sooooo fake. Like a haunted house set piece from the 80's. And they keep doing these pans of it like we should be in awe of it. 
That's a bad episode in general. Like, how is the old guy so strong? Magic. Show is great, though.


What was your experience of my spoiler tag attempt? Did it kind of work? Did you highlight the text? Or was it totally useless?


My experience was very positive, over all.  It would have been very difficult to make out had I not highlighted the text to read what you had written more clearly.  With any luck, KE8 can fix this sinking ship, but if not, we just have to hold on until RT sends its lifeboats.
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Putu
It attempts to tiptoe the precipice between cryptic and contrived, and invariably stumbles into both, but I still really enjoyed Hannibal.
That's...not what I meant at all.
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Infinitus Corsair
Zuben wrote:
I'm on episode 9 of season 1 of Hannibal. It's a fun show, but what were they thinking with the totem pole of corpsesIt looks sooooo fake. Like a haunted house set piece from the 80's. And they keep doing these pans of it like we should be in awe of it. 


What about the fact that it was on an ocean beach in landlocked West Virginia?
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 I loved the totem pole episode because it was so visually mesmerizing.  Much of the show is silly in that way, but for me it's all balanced out by the artistry.
"We think it is more important to be right than it is to appeal to the humanity of people we disagree with." ~Hannah Gadsby
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Sparkle
Infinitus Corsair wrote:
Zuben wrote:
I'm on episode 9 of season 1 of Hannibal. It's a fun show, but what were they thinking with the totem pole of corpsesIt looks sooooo fake. Like a haunted house set piece from the 80's. And they keep doing these pans of it like we should be in awe of it. 


What about the fact that it was on an ocean beach in landlocked West Virginia?


What kind of avatar is that lol
"We think it is more important to be right than it is to appeal to the humanity of people we disagree with." ~Hannah Gadsby
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Sparkle wrote:
totem pole episode


Lol, nice try.
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Infinitus Corsair
Sparkle wrote:
Infinitus Corsair wrote:
Zuben wrote:
I'm on episode 9 of season 1 of Hannibal. It's a fun show, but what were they thinking with the totem pole of corpsesIt looks sooooo fake. Like a haunted house set piece from the 80's. And they keep doing these pans of it like we should be in awe of it. 


What about the fact that it was on an ocean beach in landlocked West Virginia?


What kind of avatar is that lol


He's a kitten lawyer.
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Sparkle
Nim wrote:
Sparkle wrote:
totem pole episode


Lol, nice try.


I was making fun of Zuben.  It's more like LOL, BRILLIANT.
"We think it is more important to be right than it is to appeal to the humanity of people we disagree with." ~Hannah Gadsby
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Aw, kitten lawyer!  That's some excellent purr-isprudence!
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