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  1. JamJam

    JamJam It's goin' down forreal!

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    I've noticed that there are actually a lot of people that like discussions tv shows/movies as much as I do so why not make a thread for it right?

    Anyone else watch How I Met Your Mother? I know that there are a lot of critiques out there that bag on this show but I enjoy this show a lot. Next episode is the series finale so it'll be a very interesting one. I just want to see the ending already.

    Discuss away!
     
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  2. Hard Hit Prince

    Hard Hit Prince Not really working as a

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    Game of Thrones is returning and I can't wait for it!

    Also, I don't know if you guys have watched it but True Detective is probably one of the best TV Shows created - along the lines of Breaking Bad quality-wise and Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Just a bit of a spoiler, but for those familiar with Alexandra Daddario from the Percy Jackson movies, you'll be in for a treat. There are not that many women that can claim to be more attractive than her.

    So good quality in TV Shows and even though I didn't enjoy that much of this HIMYM final season, I do want to see it how it ends and as of right now, it promises to be a better ending than Friends.
     
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  3. Starkist

    Starkist (To Rip) The Heart From Your Hate

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    Any Suicide Silence fans here? If so, please check out the memorial CD & DVD that has been released in honor of Mitch Tucker. Totally amazing with some awesome guest vocalist appearances including Randy Blithe, Chad Grey, and Tim Lambesis. Well worth the watch and all proceeds go to Mitch's daughter's college fund.

    Have been enjoying the show Sirens lately on USA. It is funny and seems to have a good flow to it. Have to catch up on my other favorite being Psych, which I have only watched one episode of lately.
     
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  4. JamJam

    JamJam It's goin' down forreal!

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    I still haven't checked out Game of Thrones at all despite numerous people telling me to check it out. I might have to finally give in and see what the fuss is all about.

    The USA Network is one of my favorite channels on TV but I'm not really feeling Sirens. I don't see the humor that you seem to see in it but I may try to give it another chance.

    I've never seen anyone mention Person of Interest on this forum and I'm quite surprised at that. It's an awesome show that seems really mapped out and formulaic but that's not a bad thing. It's actually a good thing about the show. Anyone else watch this show?
     
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  5. #tamale

    #tamale Marry me Billie Kay!!!

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    I saw a few episodes of that series Mom. It's not terrible, but if they took the premise of it and aired it on HBO or AMC with their creative input, and not the standard sitcom format, it would be a tremendous show.

    I equate the reception of Person of Interest to Arrow and Hannibal. All three are good to great shows, and receive a positive reaction from the critics. Among the social media networks they don't receive much fanfare.
     
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    I've tried watching it twice now and still can't get into it. I stopped both times around episode seven. I like fantasy books, no problem suspending disbelief... I just can't find anything to hang on to with it. Cept the fluffy dogs, of course.
     
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    I enjoyed Frozen a lot more than I probably should've.

    Love me some Game of Thrones, but only for 2 characters or so. I think that can be said for most casual viewers, too.

    Anyone here follow a web series religiously? I don't think those get talked about much on here.
     
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  8. Just FalKonika

    Just FalKonika I'm Literally Just Here for WZCW

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    If any of you have the time, I'd recommend investing in Banshee (2 seasons; 10 episodes; 50 minutes each - next season is in production).

    Quick synopsis:

    There isn't any spoilers, just thought I'd put them in tags in case people.

    Guy gets released after 15 years imprisonment for stealing diamonds. He goes out to find his partner in crime who escaped with the diamonds to get his cut of the money and to live with her (his partner was also his lover). Guy finds out girl has married another and has raised a family in a small town (same name as the show). Guy goes to skip town and leave forever until stuff goes down at a local bar and the new sheriff (who is unknown to anyone in the town) dies. Guy assumes identity of sheriff and becomes new town sheriff. Shenanigans start here.

    Currently, it is Cinemax's best production they've got out and its smashing ratings records for them (think House of Cards). A majority of the cast is fairly unknown and with the first few episodes, there seems to be quite a few unnecessary fight & sex scenes but it progresses past the shock value and turns itself into an excellent show. There are still fight and/or sex scenes every episode but they are done to advance the storyline. The fight scenes are also extremely well-choreographed as well as their camera techniques to emphasis character feelings.

    Honestly, as a person who has spent A LOT of time invested in television shows (including the likes of True Detective; Breaking Bad; Game of Thrones) and I don't know where I'd be without Banshee. It's that damn good... even the intro credits of every episode is storyline-driven.

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    EDIT: I'd also recommend the four other shows I've mentioned in my post as must-watch television as well.
     
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  9. Lowdown

    Lowdown Ooh baby I like it roooaaaaw!

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    Been catching up on House of Lies this season, though it seems like quite a bit of the spark is gone. Plus I'm really starting to hate Kristen Bell's character this season.
     
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    JamJam It's goin' down forreal!

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    So I just watched the series finale of How I Met Your Mother and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I'm not surprised with the route they took in the end but wow, that was a bold move to do especially after how much everyone liked the mother, who's name we now know as Tracy McConell. The ending seemed a bit too rushed. The kids scene at the end was filmed back since after seasons 2 I believe. So the writers basically troll'd us into thinking Robin wasn't the mother.

    Robin wasn't the mother but she was the one Ted ended up with. It's like the show wasted those seasons building up the Robin/Barney relationship but we see them getting a divorce after 3 years.

    I'll miss the show for sure but this was not the way I wanted this show to end. I'm now sure that this isn't the way I wanted it to end. Nevertheless, this show will be missed. It had a lot of great moments but the finale just fell flat unfortunately.
     
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  11. Hard Hit Prince

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    I loved it. This wasn't a feel good moment as most would assume it would be, but it was real and it was emotional. We all had that feeling that something was not right with The Mother and knowing she died isn't that big of a shock, but it's still very sad because the character was perfect for Ted and somehow Ted/Tracy was a perfect relationship that ended by Nature's choice and not by any other reason - and we ALL can relate to that bit of emotion and it's freaking sad.

    The fact that Ted ended up with Robin was logical, the show began with her entering his life and it ended with them together after something like 20 years. There is no fairytales in life, but there's always goin' to be love and that seemed to be the message.

    Marshal and Lilly are the perfect couple, no way they could screw that up. Happy for them!

    Now the soul and heart of the series - Barney Stinson. Neil Patrick Harris vision of Barney Stinson was the thing that really put the show on mainstream attention and I really enjoyed the fact that they acknowledged that with "Barney's blog". However, much like Joey in Friends, the womanizer ends up with no "love of his life" even though this whole series finale was a celebration of his love for Robin. The best quote of the show was the one where Barney didn't need to "wait for it" anymore, when saying Legendary and it seemed so real and so fairytale like. The writers gave him a daughter, the true woman of his life and I was okay with that, but I don't know... he was my favorite character and he ended up, well true to himself sure, with a baby daughter sure, but still alone and it isn't how I would like to see him end up.

    The show was a great freaking show and this last episode to me was legendary - it didn't make me smile and feel good for them, but it made me think that life isn't always fair and reality is the best way to say goodbye. So much emotions... I don't even know... It was a long time due.

    So for everyone:
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  12. Alastor

    Alastor Championship Contender

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    I liked the finale for HIMYM too. I think the negative reactions are just overblown because fans shipping didn't get the happily ever after treatment. The creators teased and trolled them hard by giving the their shipping couples a happy middle but broke them up in the end.

    The finale had almost everything. Every main character got a chance to say something heartfelt. Everyone got their stories tied up. There was a reunion scene of everyone happy together. Multiple Easter Eggs even in the finale for long time viewers.

    The story was always about 2nd chances and I loved how it went back to its roots in the finale. (4th,5th chance for Ted but w/e lol)
     
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  13. Hulk Hogan's Brother

    Hulk Hogan's Brother Stop asking me what I'm gonna do!!!

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    Yeah, I hated the HIMYM finale. It betrayed the premise of the show. I've written a detailed post in the non spam section so I won't write it again here. I guess I'm just sad that two of my favorite shows(Dexter and HIMYM) got such shitty endings, even though I did not feel that bad about Dexter initially. Man, I must be cursed or something.

    As for new shows, do check out Hannibal. It starts slowly in season 1, somewhat like a police procedural, but the last 3-4 episodes of season 1 are awesome and they carry that momentum into season 2. Season 2 is actually rated at 100% fresh on RT.

    Also I am trying to get into Justified, but the first season is just about OK to me. Let's see where the second season takes me.

    And yeah, I also enjoyed True Detective and am waiting for Game of Thrones.
     
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    Saying it betrayed the premise of the show isn't really the entire truth. They did told you How Ted met his wife and the mother of his childs and that was the promise to all of us, however they never told us why he wanted to tell the story to it's kids. We all just assumed that it was a normal dad, wanting to share the story with his kids - but doing it without his wife is weird, as normally people do it as a couple most of the times.

    The more I think about it, the more I like the ending. It was normal for Ted to rush into his relationship with Tracy, because as you said, the premise was telling them how he met their mother and not how they lived together - so it's really meaningful that he ended his story at the same time we all knew she had died. And once again, telling us why he wanted to tell the story to his kids was great.

    This finale makes the show better than Friends for me for sure and personally it's my favorite sitcom as I felt I've grown with this five friends. An awesome way to say goodbye for sure.

    P.S. - I didn't even let myself feel the lost of HIMYM as I tried Friends With Better Lives and I liked it. Again a sitcom, probably not going to last as long, mainly due to timing as people are not ready to move along I guess, but I found it entertaining and really enjoyed some of the characters, while others did indeed had bad acting.
     
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  15. JamJam

    JamJam It's goin' down forreal!

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    Clearly, there are a lot of opinions about the finale of HIMYM. Everyone has their own opinions and we should all respect that. It was pretty awesome to read all your responses though. Thanks for that.

    Now onto something else. I'm gonna start my very own DVD collection pretty soon. Anyone care to suggest some stuff I should own on DVD? Pretty sure I'm gonna be buying Friends and HIMYM but is there anything else you think I should have?
     
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  16. Skairipa Matrix

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    Boy Meets World is the first thing that comes to mind. I don't know if you watched it, but I grew up watching it and it's one of my favorite shows ever. So many life lessons can be learned from it. I already have all 7 seasons on DVD and they have box sets.
     
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  17. #1Peep

    #1Peep Pre-Show Stalwart

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    I don't really watch a lot of TV - but if I am I tend to just watch sport and comedy.

    But I've been looking for another drama series to sink my teeth into. I don't really watch a lot of dramas as I can only get into them if I really, really like them. The series I've watched are The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Rectify and True Detective. Any suggestions?
     
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  18. Hulk Hogan's Brother

    Hulk Hogan's Brother Stop asking me what I'm gonna do!!!

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    Try Dexter. The first 4 seasons are universally acclaimed while the last 4 are universally looked down upon. The first 4 are worth watching though, and I did like season 7 as well. It has one of the best performances on TV ever by Michael C. Hall and apart from being a good thriller, it also has some great dark humor.

    Apart from that you can also try Game of Thrones, Lost, Supernatural and Homeland. Among new shows, I really like Hannibal.
     
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    Seems like you have a taste for dramas with a focus on criminal activities that aren't overly procedural. I don't really watch these shows but Justified or Sons of Anarchy might be for you?

    Now that walking dead season is over, I am only following Arrow and Suits. If you don't mind the comic book show label, Arrow is pretty awesome TV with a scooby gang fighting bad guys and lots of flashback story telling. Suits is like Game of Thrones without the nudity and chopped heads with a very stupid premise, lawyer style. But season 2 was very fun to watch for me.
     
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  20. Just FalKonika

    Just FalKonika I'm Literally Just Here for WZCW

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    Four out of those five shows you've watched are among the best television... never heard of Rectify though: I might have to give that a swing if its good.

    Game of Thrones is the next biggest show you haven't mentioned, alongside Walking Dead. They've been drawing in massive ratings and are acclaimed by a lot of people.

    I'd highly recommend House of Cards & Banshee as personal choices. The former is highly praised by many and the latter is a hidden gem that I could rant about for ages.
     
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    I've seen bits and pieces of GoT and WD and I never understood why people put them up there with the other great shows - the writing just isn't great. HoC doesn't appeal. I might have to give Banshee a go though. Cheers Falk.

    Yeah Rectify is amazing stuff. No one I know has even heard of the thing. It aired on SBS and I just got hooked. Only 6 episodes though for the first season (second is out next year I think). Two great Aussies play main roles - with one of them (Aden Young) as the main character.

    The only thing is it's a bit slow but the pay-off is immense. It's also deliberately vague (not in the frustrating way) so you kind of have to make up your own mind about some the characters and what has gone on in the past. Check it out - mainly for the fact I'd have someone to talk about it with, lol.
     
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    JamJam It's goin' down forreal!

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    So I just bought House, Monk, and Friends on DVD but I'm not sure which one I should watch first. I've watched House a bunch of times already but it never gets old. I've seen Monk and Friends a lot as well but never consecutively after each episode. Anyone got a suggestion as to what order I should watch these on?

    Also, I'm still looking to build my DVD collection. So anymore suggestions please?
     
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  23. Just FalKonika

    Just FalKonika I'm Literally Just Here for WZCW

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    House, Friends & Monk are the kinds of television series whereby you can cruise through any episode at any time and not have to worry too much about continuity. So on that note, it doesn't matter.

    Personally, I'd either pick Monk or House to begin with and when you get bored, switch over to a couple episode of Friends. Monk/House are more serious and requires your attention whilst Friends is easy-viewing and you almost become a drone or mind-numbingly tired and still enjoy the show.

    EDIT: As for DVD's, acquire anything completed like Dexter. I'm not suggesting that particular show for purchase but you'll get every episode and won't have to spend too much on putting it in your collection.
     
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    JAM: Sopranos/Seinfeld.
     
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    JamJam It's goin' down forreal!

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    Yeah, my plan is to only buy tv series that have ended already. I'm looking at Boy Meets World as well. Totally loved that show when I was younger. So based on the tv shows I watch, what kinds of shows do you guys think I'd like? Tbh, the only thing I'm not really a fan of is medieval stuff which is why I don't watch Game of Thrones.

    Also, everyone go and watch Captain America 2.
     
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