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  1. awesome possum

    Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

      The insistence of trying to stay true to the story they're adapting kills your anticipation?   That's it, folks.  Internet's over.  We've now officially hit all possible reasons to bitch about something.  
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    Deadwood

    These cocksuckers better not be messing with my heart again.  
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    Here's Sanderson's recent update to Stormlight #3

    I was blown away when I read that the Stormlight Archives are planned to be 10 books.  Even with the planned time jump (apparently that little girl who was in a few interlude chapters will be a main character in the 6-10 part of the series) that just sounds nuts to me.  And I can't wait to read them.
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    Here's Sanderson's recent update to Stormlight #3

      I thought so.  It's a big book so there are some slow parts but I thought it really kicked the story into even higher gear.  I was thirsting for more by the end so badly that I immediately went out and read all of his other books.
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    Here's Sanderson's recent update to Stormlight #3

      Same here.  I was close to giving up on that first book - reading it on my kindle didn't help, where the illustrations between chapters that help explain the world were too small to see - but once it got going and I felt like I had a foothold in the world, I sped through the rest of the book and the sequel.  I'd read the Mistborn books years ago but I sped through the rest of his books after that.   I'm fascinated by the whole idea of the Cosmere - which is that all (or most) of his books are tied together, they all exist in the same galaxy, the magic comes from the same or close to the same sources (which is why they all appear so similar).  There's even a character - the fool in the Stormlight books - who is a world hopper who has appeared in his other series.  
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    Here's Sanderson's recent update to Stormlight #3

    I was actually surprised not to see a thread about the Stormlight books here.  They're really, really damned good.  
  7. awesome possum

    Here's Sanderson's recent update to Stormlight #3

    This man is secretly a machine. 
  8. awesome possum

    Orange is the New Black

    I thought it made sense for nobodies to be the perpetrators for several reasons. It helps remind the audience that there are more inmates than just the main characters that the show focuses on. Who among the regular cast would have done it? Daya's horrible bitch of a mother? She's a coward who talks and talks and talks and talks but little else (and yeah, she and Healy are tied in my book for absolute worst). Gloria? That's not really her, she seems the type who, if she has a beef, is going to take it out one on one. Crazy Mexican woman would have seemed a possibility in season 1, but she came across as far less crazy this season. Taystee's group wouldn't make sense, nor any of the other groups. It would have been ridiculous to see Flaca and Maritza trying to terrorize Sophia, so really, non-regular cast members make the most amount of sense. I also don't think the show was somehow trying to absolve Daya's mom (I can't stand her so much I don't even care enough to learn her name), it clearly showed that she was the instigator who spread the rumors and was a complete and utter asshole about it - but she's a complete and utter asshole about 98.9% of the time. And the storyline is clearly not even close to over.
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    Orange is the New Black

    I don't really see the comparison between Healy being a grudge-holding shitheel and Bennett and Daya being portrayed as falling in love with each other before starting a consensual sexual relationship.
  10. awesome possum

    Orange is the New Black

    We must have different interpretations then, because Bennett and Daya - to me - was clearly portrayed as a forbidden love type of story up until he bounced. If the show was trying to portray their relationship as between a rapist and his victim, it failed. And I just disagree with the idea that an adult woman's specific consent is somehow not consent solely because of where she happens to be when she gives that consent. That's a dark, deeply disturbing and dangerous path.
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    Orange is the New Black

    Finished the season last night, it was good. Better than the second season because there was no obnoxious mustache-twirling cartoon villain of the season (unless you count the faceless corporation). Boo and Pennsatucky were the highlight, I enjoyed that pairing in season 1 when they were antagonistic towards each other and hope to see them play off of each other more. I also love that the show-runners try to spread around the backstories instead of just focusing on a couple. I never would have expected a Norma or Leanne or Chang flashback, but they were all enjoyable. I asked my wife that question because she's read the book, apparently no. The show is just going far off the rails and straying far into complete fiction territory instead of "sort of fiction" territory. In the book she apparently goes into how the ordeal made her a better person, which we may eventually get with show-Piper, but I hope not. I like that she's so unlikable. I don't disagree with your final sentence, but, do you also believe this makes Bennett a rapist?
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    The Last Man on Earth (spoiler thread)

    I thought the first two episodes were decent. Forte did a good job. I guess I'll spoiler this part?
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    Deadwood

    I rewatched the series last year and I went into it with a sort of, "well let's just take this walk down memory road. I know what happens so it won't be as good." I was so wrong. By the end of that first season I was right back on the edge of my seat, as fully enthralled as the first time I watched it. No other television show but Deadwood has been able to make me feel like I'm watching it for the first time on a re-watch.
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    Deadwood

    The game's always between you and getting called a cunt.
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    Deadwood

    It depends on if we're talking about a stubborn hipster who sticks with, "I liked this before anyone else damn it!" or the spiteful hipster who goes with, "Now that this is popular I suddenly see all these criticisms for why it's actually shit/sold out." I'm happy with my lazy hipster act: I've never watched The Wire but I did watch all the major deaths on youtube once.
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