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Postby PentacleGoddess » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:40 pm

Oh my god the Sense8 Xmas special. So good seeing those characters again. Loved the whole "face doesn't matter" discussion for Capheus. And I swear, that's already two more orgies than I've seen on any other mainstream show ever.
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby Rheya » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:43 am

I can't stand Sense8. It's not that it's bad, it seemed pretty good and it has an actual transwoman in it. But I can't stand sex scenes which is why I avoid American television. That pride-strap-on sex scene in the first episode ruined a whole week for me. A shame because it seems like a totally decent show, I'm just terribly oversensitive to that sort of thing - even softcore stuff.

Totally going to start watching Tokyo Trial, though, because it's a part of history so rarely covered, and I saw Arrival at the cinema yesterday and good heavens did I love that movie. I'd be staggered if whoever wrote the movie had not read Slaughterhouse Five because the movie is Slaughterhouse Five; not in its plot or characters or what have you, but it takes the exact same ideas and extrapolates something else from them. Essentially taking what was previously a metaphor for post-traumatic stress (and by far the best metaphor and explanation for it that I have ever read) and used it to explain how human nature is dictated by an ignorance of its own life as limited by its linear perspective of time. So lovely to see a movie that actually uses cinematography to tell a story again, almost felt like watching an old Kurosawa movie at times.
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby PossiblyAnna » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:29 pm

I LOVE Sense8!! It's gratifying to have a show so obviously marketed at my demographic. :)

Rheya wrote:I can't stand Sense8. It's not that it's bad, it seemed pretty good and it has an actual transwoman in it. But I can't stand sex scenes which is why I avoid American television. That pride-strap-on sex scene in the first episode ruined a whole week for me. A shame because it seems like a totally decent show, I'm just terribly oversensitive to that sort of thing - even softcore stuff.


Haha to each their own, but... honestly, that's not far from the truth of life in SF (other than most of us not being quite as pretty as the folks on Sense8).
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby nexyjo » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:54 pm

yeah, sense 8 was awesome!
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby Rheya » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:54 pm

PossiblyAnna wrote:I LOVE Sense8!! It's gratifying to have a show so obviously marketed at my demographic. :)

Rheya wrote:I can't stand Sense8. It's not that it's bad, it seemed pretty good and it has an actual transwoman in it. But I can't stand sex scenes which is why I avoid American television. That pride-strap-on sex scene in the first episode ruined a whole week for me. A shame because it seems like a totally decent show, I'm just terribly oversensitive to that sort of thing - even softcore stuff.


Haha to each their own, but... honestly, that's not far from the truth of life in SF (other than most of us not being quite as pretty as the folks on Sense8).


Rainbow coloured strap-on lesbian sex is "not far from the truth" in SF!? I don't have a lot of money right now, will have to sell some stuff to afford that plane ticket...
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby PentacleGoddess » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:53 am

If you don't mind my asking, why so sensitive about the televised sex acts? I'm not trying to be an ass, I'm honestly curious, unless you don't want to talk about it.
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby Rheya » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:37 am

PentacleGoddess wrote:If you don't mind my asking, why so sensitive about the televised sex acts? I'm not trying to be an ass, I'm honestly curious, unless you don't want to talk about it.


It's all right, but I don't think I can give you a satisfactory answer because I'm really not sure myself why this is.

It started some four years back or so. Keep in mind that I can't watch pornography either, just makes me feel terrible and unbearably anxious (although pornography mostly just makes me feel very sad); I once tried to watch von Triers Nymphomaniac and it was akin to a traumatic experience, it gave me one of the worst panic attacks I've ever had. Can't watch Game of Thrones either, or really most of American television shows. Although for some reason I am totally okay with Sion Sono's depictions of sex.

So yeah, the phenomena is confusing to me and I'm not sure where it came from, but it does seem to have a lot to do with my preposterous sex drive. I have a very strong sex drive, to the point where it quite frankly is mostly a problem. I've learned to live with it, even though I will be almost constantly sexually frustrated unless I have very good sex every single day. So what happens when I see sex scenes, as depicted by the United Statians especially (there is something very singular and disturbing about how United Statians depict sex, something almost aspirational about it, I'm not sure), is that my sex drive gets stimulated - and it needs no god damn stimulus - and oftentimes it will make it feel like my body is on fire and all of that sexual feeling that swells up inside of me turns immediately into anxiety and stress because there's too much of it for my body or brain to know what to do with it, it's like the whole system panics.

Something like that. This is not a good explanation at all, but it's about as well as I understand the whole thing myself.
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby UnlikeARose » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:23 pm

hi Hm . I think Ive enjoyed every ytp video on youtube that ive ever watched; theyre so warming to my cold soul which is supposed to live in the very most chill atmospheres .
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Postby car_wheels » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:25 pm

backlogging the "lifetime seasons of project runway" like 8 through 14 weren't bad except some way too strong personalities at moments. Like people who are kind of annoying and are obviously going to make it through the whole season. However, some of the lesser people are insane and funny. Like this guy from wisconsin who protested the cosmetic industry on his first challenge and made his model go makeup-free. He chilled out a bit before he was eliminated.
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby nexyjo » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:54 am

The OA was also great. Totally unique story.
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby salty » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:18 pm

My friends been trying to get me into sense8 for a while now... should probs listen to them haha.

Watched Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (the new BBCamerica one) recently, whilst Dirk could be a bit annoying at times and Elijah Wood's character got strangle worthy at times, the show as a whole was very entertaining.

That and I smashed though all of Transparent recently. Another show I would consider quite good, despite almost all of the characters being the most self-centred, stupid, anger inducing people.

Then last night I started and finished Hourou Musuko (Wansering Son) which is a touching little anime I'm sure a number of you will know. Worth a watch tho, despite bringing on the relatable feels a number of times, which can be painful.

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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby PentacleGoddess » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:26 am

If you haven't tried Stranger Things yet, I cannot possibly recommend it enough. It somehow manages to be 80s flavored and sci-fi and suspensful and retro all at the same time. And the intro is the best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RcPZdihrp4
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby PentacleGoddess » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:33 am

salty wrote:My friends been trying to get me into sense8 for a while now... should probs listen to them haha.


If I'm being totally honest, the show is not without its corny moments, but oh my GOD it is still so worth it. Like the trans character on the show is pretty damn near everything I've wanted in the portrayal of a trans person for years now. For all the occasionally bad things that happen to some of the characters, it is one of the most uplifting, cheery, 'up with people' shows there is. Something to keep in mind for where and in what company you watch it: Sex happens often on the show. OFTEN. And it can be about as explicit as it gets without being outright porn.
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby Rheya » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:55 am

Saw Hacksaw Ridge yesterday; oh dear, I don't know what to think of that movie.

I feel like all the Hollywood movies I've seen for the past three years or so have been little more than American propaganda, but I suppose that's nothing new. But Hacksaw Ridge was weird to watch. It's not bad, it's a totally passable movie with an appropriately horrifying depiction of war. Almost every bit or scene in the movie just had me remembering other war movies that did that same thing better, more complexly and more nuanced. Even when it came to the movie's attempt at representing the opposing side as equal and human "We Were Soldiers" did that better, even, or at least it tried harder.

I don't know, torn and weirded out by that movie. A decent movie, though, I guess, and at least it did something: make me think about the nature of war movies and their various depictions of war.
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby PentacleGoddess » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:45 am

Having just finished the 3rd season of The Blacklist, I hope the other characters are majorly pissed off at a certain other character for a LOOOOONG time to come. If the latter just gets to come back and be all "Haha, sorry about that, whatevs", I'm going to be kinda pissed.
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby Toku » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:03 pm

A friend is insisting I should watch GoT... I never watched any of it and I haven't got much in the way of spoilers thrown at me. Worth getting into?

I guess it's probably more realistic than Hannibal was becoming... I liked some of that but by the 4th or 5th ep I was wondering if it was going to get utterly daft and it did.
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Postby PentacleGoddess » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:55 am

It's a good show, sometimes a really good show, but at the same time I'll warn you that it relies heavily on, increasingly so as the show gets on towards the 5th season, rape-as-a-plot-device (even rapes that did not occur in the source material for who knows what reason; one thing no reasonable person would probably accuse the A Song of Ice and Fire books of needing is more rape) and essentially being misery porn. The sixth (latest) season finally seems to be rectifying that a little.

So basically yeah, I'd give it a go, but YMMV.


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Postby Toku » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:23 pm

Was forewarned about it being rapey, and miserable. I'm ok with it if they can justify stuff within the world or environment for a believable reason, but yeah, was pitched to me as "bit like LOTR only with more rape and stabbing."
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby car_wheels » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:09 am

Just saw the diane sawyer National Geographic thing on hulu. Pretty rad documentary. She was kind of like the understanding millennial mom.....
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby Lucy-chan » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:45 pm

Not much on, at the mo..... Just lots of random British stuff.

British comedy panel shows. Cats does countdown, Q.I., the last leg.

I'm currently watching repeats of a cult classic British comedy drama from the 80's. Alfriedisen, pet (about northern bricklayers, who go to Germany for work.)

I quite like the Japanese news channel, NHK world. Especially, shows like kawaii international (Japanese fashion), somewhere street, and J-mello (Japanese music.)

And i like talking pictures TV, too. A British channel dedicated to forgotten and obscure old british movies.

Ive also started the new series of big bang, agents of shield, and the new version of roots.....
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby Shizuku » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:00 pm

I always liked how this was made with like 5 days left in 2016. :lol:

Welp, since is the most recent tv thread that I can find, I want to talk about the following upcoming MCU shows on Freeform: Cloak and Dagger, The Runaways, and New Warriors. They're aimed at a different demographic than the shows on Netflix and ABC, but they seem promising. I'm especially hyped about Cloak and Dagger and the fact that we're finally getting some form of a live action version of Squirrel Girl (New Warriors). If you like superhero stuff, all three are worth looking into when the time comes.
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Re: Watcha watchin' 2016

Postby PentacleGoddess » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:55 am

Holy shit the season 4 ending of Blacklist. Answer the show's to-date biggest mystery, finally, but add about 5 other major issues to the plot.
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Postby ChristineMckeehan » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:35 am

Just make a new topic without a date lol
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Postby PentacleGoddess » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:59 pm

Just took the date off. This forum is flooded enough with repeat topics.
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Re: Watcha watchin'

Postby CeliaEriksson » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:01 am

Well, thanks to Natasha, Narcos, which I think is great! A DEA from the USA in Columbia in the 1980's. It's quite brutal, which is not my style, but the storyline is very good, based on true stuff. I'm also still on the Good Wife, a kind of courtroom and investigative drama that is also well written. I've a long way to go on both! Celia xx
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Postby Lesley Niyori » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:05 pm

Currently watching Transparent.

I tried watching it like months ago and truly hated it.

But the other day, due to significant boredom, decided to kill time watching it again (for no good reason).

Now I'm wondering, what was I watching the first time? Because this time around, it seems like a totally different show.

Currently passing the midpoint of season 3. I have season 4 available as well.

I'm not going to agree that it is award-worthy, but, at least it has grabbed my attention this run through.
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Postby Ashley@Heart » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:18 am

I finally got around to watching Sense 8. I had avoided it for a long time because I worried about my reactions to how the transgender woman was treated.

I finished what is available.. and other than the times it triggered me hard it was a interesting story. I don't know how it was for others but oh my goodness that boys locker room scene had me screwed up for days and oh dear that mother. (There is a reason this girl will never use a place where I have to get changed in a locker room.) There were just too many familiar things so it was hard to distance myself emotionally even the good things I swear my boyfriend has done so many of the same sweet things and brought me to tears all the same.
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Postby marie » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:24 pm

Happen to be watching an episode of Star Trek on Netflix, reminding me once again why if I could be transformed Star Trek style into my chosen female ideal, it would be Deana Troi/Marina Sirtis.

Anyway I've never seen or heard of sense 8 but have just switched it on. Looks interestingly weird so far.
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Re: Watcha watchin'

Postby Lucy-chan » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:51 pm

Is anyone from the UK watching the new series of porridge????

For those not in the know, porridge was one of the finest British sit-coms of all time. And the BBC have decide to remake it 40-years later. An unthinkable travesty, probably......
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Postby CeliaEriksson » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:22 pm

No, did not even know they were remaking it. Could not be possibly the same, same as Dad's Army and Bilko, cannot be done well enough. Bound to fail.
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