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  1. Harmonquest!

    The pilot is fun, if Seeso has a free trial I may check out the rest. For anyone interested, HQ has its roots in the Harmontown podcast where Spencer was plucked from the audience at random to DM for Dan, who hadn't played D&D since the 80s, and Jeff who had never played. Someone edited and collected all the relevant parts of the podcast, you can hear Spencer developing a style of play that fits the improv comedy stylings of the members and makes allowances for the inebriated state of the players since the game was usually played late in the episode. Not as polished as the Seeso series and obviously lacking the animation. They stopped playing rather abruptly and attempted to switch things up with a Shadowrun campaign which proved less suited to the loose and comedic style of play.
  2. Orange is the New Black

    I don't think Doughnuts had a redemptive arc, I think he just highlighted how cartoonishly evil the new crop of guards were. He belived that you shouldn't let a prisoner bleed out in front of you and that it was sad someone was killed, hardly heroic principles. Piscatell and Humps and the lot are straight up all around psychopaths, but Doughnuts is still a creepy obsessive rapist. He thinks he deserves a cookie for resisting the urge to further abuse Dogget.
  3. Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

    I thought this was simply a bad episode. It isn't working as an adaptation, but even as it's own thing I am finding it to not be a very good show. They set up a lot of mysteries without anything to hold interest. Sometimes introducing or setting up a character and then implying there is more than meets the eye can be more effective then throwing up a bunch of scenes of strangers that merely elicit a "who is that?" response. I liked the changes to Tulip intially, now she is just getting annoying and I am beginning to think Cooper was a bad choice for this, I just don't buy his "Southernness" or badassness I believe the Starr and SoK scenes are attempts to assure people that they aren't abandoning the source completely, there is no reason for those scenes to be where they are, in fact they probably only hurt the show among the geral audience because almost every scene lacks any larger context at the moment. Did we really need to see all those scenes of Quincannon being weird? Wouldn't they have maybe had more weight if they established at all who OQ is and then showed that he is a creep who enjoys the sound of slaughter. I see a lot of viewers seem to think they guy in the theater was Quincannon, probably a miscalculation to have two bald weirdos at this point.
  4. Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

    I am still on the fence, some entertaining bits but a lot still doesn't sit right. Anneville and everyone in it outside of the three main characters looks really boring. I also think they may have gone too disjointed with the story. Everyone I know who hasn't read the comics is already getting frustrated because it looks like a bunch of random shit with no throughline. They don't need to make EVERYTHING a mystery, they need to start establishing something or I think they may lose viewers. I read an interview with Rogen and the other producers where they said the comic just throws you into the story amd that would be hard to do on TV, but it looks like they may have gone too far with slowing things down. Personally, I would have preferred to meet the SoK and get his back story later, just because that is one instance where being enigmatic would have worked in their favor, but at least he is in the show.
  5. Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

    The story is inherently sacrilegious as God is portrayed in a very negative light. There isn't any way to remove that element and be remotely true to the source. That is about all I can say without spoilers. Offense doesn't have to be the goal but if they make drastic changes in the hopes of NOT offending, then one would have to wonder why they even bothered.
  6. Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

    A Preacher adaptation which doesn't offend Christians is a failure. You can cut a lot of the juvenile humor and sexual perversion but not the irreverent approach to Christian myth, might as well do Sandman without all that dream stuff.
  7. Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

    Yeah they went way too hard with Jesse as a conflicted man of faith, even turning his dad into a preacher so we get drama about living up to his pappy. I prefer a Jesse determined to stick a boot up God's ass. The show had a lot of violence, and they understandably cut the perverse sexuality, but one thing the premiere didn't answer was whether or not it would embrace the gleeful sacrilege of the comic. I noticed the shout out, I wonder if they will be completely faithful to the Saint and the image is part of urban legend. I have a feeling he won't be in the first season, I think that his casting we would have heard about.
  8. Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

    The ending was a bummer, Preacher is at heart a road story and I have little interest in following the exploits at Anneville. Knew it was coming because of the bizarre choice of relocating Quincannon there as a first season antagonist (high up on the list of characters who could have been cut completely) but that doesn't make it any better. I liked Cassiday and Tulip (even with the changes) but am not sold on Jesse. I much prefer Jesse telling off his congregation to him commiting to being a better preacher. The congregation members don't look like they will be adding much, the small town aspect does not look promising.
  9. The final season of The Walking Dead should see a convergence with Fear where these idiots show up and get everyone in Alexandria killed because of their personal drama.
  10. Susan told Rachel that each of Charlotte's former caretakers has met an unfortunate end. They had to write her out because Michelle Forbes became unavailable. I suppose we could learn what happened later. At this point, Topside is still basically a mystery. Are they even still in play or is Ferdinand merely on a personal quest to save Rachel? It looks like Dyad has been swept from the board, but all we ever knew of Topside was Ferdinand and Marion.
  11. X-Men Apocalypse: continued

    Morrison's Doom Patrol is amazing, still one of my favorite things he has done, Animal Man is excellent too but doesn't quite reach the same heights IMO. I think his DP is up there with Moore's Swamp Thing as far as a writer making an already established series their own. I am not really a fan of any of the X-Men movies, I have always been fairly perplexed by the reputation of X2, even more so after seeing again for the first time in years recently. As an fan of the X-Men comics I remember being very disappointed with the first movie. I liked the idea of First Class and some of the casting, but it didn't come together for me really. I also might be alone in not finding Jackman's Wolverine definitive, I hardly think he is irreplaceable, but then again I would like the movies to be less Wolverine centric on the whole. There have been three Spider Men and yet I am less fatigued with that character than Wolvie.
  12. X-Men Apocalypse: continued

    That would be great too, but I think his love of Silver Age insanity runs counter to everything they have established in DC cinematic universe. Maybe if Snyder were kicked to the curb and given plenty of free time to do his Ayn Rand adaptation (truly he will be fulfilling his destiny) they could really go for something unique.
  13. X-Men Apocalypse: continued

    Apocalypse was created by Louise Simonson, they needed a Big Bad for the original X-Factor, which reunited the five OG X-Men, and they felt they needed to go farther than Magneto. But Claremont would have his share of god level beings brought low in anti-climatic struggles. I think the command from on high to retcon Dark Phoenix and bring Jean Grey back broke Claremont. I would love to see some of Morrison's weirdness brought in, personally I find Whedon a bit too nostalgic for the Claremont era. I also enjoy the meta criticism in Morrison's run even though it irked a lot of X fans. Magneto had long ago become a monster, one can't be a sympathetic villain forever, they either redeem themselves or use up any good will they originally engendered.
  14. X-Men Apocalypse: continued

    Is Apocalypse really any less ridiculous than Sinister? His powers are even more ill defined, he is the apex of the trend of making villains more and more ridiculously OP so that they lose all bite when they continually fail to live up to those powers and their goals. Outside of Age of Apocalypse, Poccy has amounted to little more than a wet fart. At least if this were taking place in the MCU, they could stick to canon and show that Apocalypse is really just the Celestials' bitch.
  15. I'm okay with this. I like The Inhumans, but not as the surrogate mutants Marvel has turned them into. I prefer them as this weird insulated culture that is alien and unknown. I would rather see an adaptation of the Paul Jenkins/Jae Lee series than the consolation X-Men we surely would have gotten.