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  1. 40 minutes ago, CRA said:

    should I be watching this? 

    what tier of HBO shows does it fall in? Like Wire/GOT level? 

    It is different because it is only a limited run series as opposed to actually having multiple seasons, but it is the most engaged I have been in a show since The Leftovers went off the air.  It is basically a small town murder mystery.  The show it most makes me think of is True Detective.  

  2. 18 hours ago, Anybodyhome said:

    And... while we're at it, wtf is going with Sharp Objects?

    2 episodes left and my head is swimming after last night.

    That show is phenomenal so far...I hope they can finish it off.  I have not read a single thing on it because I know it is based on a book and do not want anything spoiled.  I have a bunch of different possibilities and theories going on in my head.  After the most previous episode I have kind of begun to meld several of them together into a theory I really like.  That being said, it is probably completely wrong.

  3. On 8/7/2018 at 8:22 AM, Moorgan said:

    Just finished season 1 of Succession and was impressed. The characters are all so despicable that it's difficult to fall in love with the show in the traditional sense but it's very well done and executed in my mind.

    Roman’s reaction to the space shuttle was bleepin hilarious.  Shiv is the only one of the kids that is worth a damn.  My favorite character is her or Stewy.

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  4. 1) Cloud Atlas (2012)
    2) Casablanca (1942)
    3) Gone With the Wind (1939)
    4) Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
    5) The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    The top two are pretty well set for me.  There are really about twelve films after that though that can go in almost any order depending on when you ask me.

    You mentioned best sequel.  It is The Godfather Part II and it is not even close.  I love Aliens, which you mentioned, and it is better than any other ever made, but this is just a different level thing going on.

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  5. 4 hours ago, tondi said:

    They hate Bron there right now for obvious reasons. You really think the white racists who only pulled for him because of his hometown roots are gonna side with him over Trump? 

    Well no, but not every person that voted for him is a white racist and not every person in Ohio hates Lebron.  I know of a lot dumber reasons people vote the way they do than “he criticized my sports hero.”  Just in the sports landscape alone I know a Red Sox fan that voted for Bush because Kerry said the Sox best player was Manny Ortez and I have a friend that voted for Obama because he is a White Sox fan.

    Most importantly, it was a joke.  =)

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  6. 6 hours ago, Shocker said:

    Wow, heard some mentions for The Leftovers but through 3 episodes this is boring as hell.  Hope this gets better soon.

    As for the Wire, again it is amazing but has some annoying characters in some seasons and moves really slow in parts but it's great.  Top 5 ever isn't bad.  I didn't like season 2 and honestly will skip it next time.  

    You have to stick with The Leftovers.  I know multiple people that did not like it at first even into the seventh or eighth episode but now have it among, if not at the top of their all-time list.

    That being said, it is not for everyone and I can understand why some would not like it.  I feel like it just depends on your life experiences and how you relate to the characters/story.  For some it would seem like a foreign language while for others, myself included, it can feel as if you were the basis for a character(s).

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  7. 11 hours ago, Anybodyhome said:


    But I've watched several other series that were much the same- character development, plot development, etc.

    Now, you wanna see one that recently started... Succession.

    I absolutely love Succession.  I feel like it is the show that Billions wanted to be and find it addicting much in the same way I found Mad Men.  I even find similarities in their theme songs and how they get into my head and I am humming it for days.  That being said...I would not even put it two tiers below The Wire or Deadwood.

    As far as ‘18. Shows go though Succession is challenging the final season of The Americans for my favorite.  They could both be surpassed though if the final four episodes of Sharp Objects are as good as the first four.  I highly recommend that show, it has been fabulous.

  8. 15 hours ago, Zaximus said:

    Boardwalk was great, the only blemish was the last season which was too rushed and didn't feel right.    But man, there was some great characters.

    Agreed, I feel as if we got cheated of some fine moments with the way they rushed the ending.  Rothstein’s downfall would have been a joy to watch.  They needed an extra season between S4 and S5

  9. I prefer The Leftovers.  Of everything I have ever watched, read, listened to, etc. it is my absolute favorite.  That being said, The Wire is next and is absolutely on another level from every other show below it.

    Six Feet Under is third for me but it is definitely a tier below along with Deadwood and Boardwalk Empire. I feel as if both of those two dad the potential to reach that upper tier.  The former ended one season too early while the latter should have had an extra season before the final one.  That time jump did not work for me.  The Sopranos is right there with them but had the opposite problem I feel as if went on too long and they were stretching things out.

    In regards to Game of Thrones, I love it but I never rank a show that is still going on against shows that have completed their run.  There was a time where it had the potential to get as high as third.  This past season was a major drop in quality however and at this point it will take a lot to surpass any of those top six for me.

    If you wanted to call be an HBO whore I would not dispute it.  As for non-HBO shows my favorites are The Americans and The West Wing followed by Mad MenBreaking Bad,  and Friday Night Lights 

  10. Pearce, Kinsler, and Eovaldi were all decent pick-ups in areas of need.  I Am normally critical of  Dombrowski but I feel as if he did a really good job of filling out the roster despite having a very limited system from which to trade from.

    I would have liked another RP but it may not be necessary.  At this point the Astros do have an edge at second starter and the Yankees have an edge in the pen outside of the ninth but in both places we have guys that can do the job as long as they perform.

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  11. 21 minutes ago, Anybodyhome said:

    Gump was not a great movie. Well written- yes. Good cinema- yes.

    I've watched it a couple times just to see some of the weird stuff in the background I might have missed previously. But I don't dislike it because of another film.

    I fall right there with you.  It is good and enjoyable but not great.  I know people that loathe it though

  12. 1 hour ago, Zaximus said:

    This is true, I mean Wizard of Oz didn't even win best picture, or It's a Wonderful Life, and I mean Shawshank lost to Forest Gump, not that Gump was bad (obviously) but sometimes it happens like that.      And talking about Shakespeare in Love, lol, it beat out Saving Private Ryan, come on.     Also the year Lawrence of Arabia won and beat out To Kill a Mockingbird, which would have won any other year probably easily.

    Yeah, The Wizard of Oz wins almost any other year, it just went up against Gone With the Wind.  Then there are others years where nothing is really worthy.

    Pulp Fiction also lost to Forest Gump.  To be honest I feel like there is unfair backlash to this day against Gump because, while good, it defeated two of the most beloved films of all-time.  I know a decent number of people that hate that movie and invariably at least one of the other two is in their top ten.

  13. 4 hours ago, Moorgan said:

    In 2005, I made my own list after this list came out then. The list made me finally watch Citizen Kane. After watching it I decided the list was garbage and would make my own. Citizen Kane didn't even win the Oscar the year it came out. Anyways, I had like 10 criteria (acting, directing, writing, score, etc) and one of them was money made. I figured there should be some consideration about how popular a movie was and 10% of the score seemed about right. I converted all the money each movie made into then 2005 dollars. I put like 200 movies into the spreadsheet, scored them up the best I could (had to rewatch a bunch of them) and then sorted it to see how they shook out. There were some basic rules (with notable exceptions) that comedies and horror weren't on the list. When it comes to score or cinematography, etc those genres aren't really competing. Of course there were a few but basically Caddyshack doesn't get a solid score ins everal categories if you see where I'm going with this.

    Now keep in mind, I was just getting divorced, so I had a ton of free time. It took me several months to make this list and I have since lost the final version but I do have an inprogress version somewhere. Also, it's been 13 years and MANY great movies have come out since then. But I was surprised at which movie ended up as the overall number one...Jaws.

    That is not a great measure.  Best Picture winners include Crash, Moonlight, Shakespeare in Love, and Driving Miss Daisy.  Oscar voters often have no clue what they are doing.

    I am curious, was your list a reorder of the AFI list or did you add in other films as well?

  14. 4 hours ago, RumHam said:

    Teams I like

    1. Panthers

    2. Chargers

    Teams I want to see do well

    3. Bills

    4. Browns

    5. Jags

    Teams I hate less

    6. Eagles, Skins, Giants

    7. Vikings, Bears

    8. Jets, Dolphins

    9. Bungals

    10. Colts, Texans, Titans

    11. Chiefs

    Teams I hate

    12. Packers, Bears

    13. Bucs

    14. Patriots

    15. Ravens

    16. Raiders

    Teams I absolutely depise

    17. Cowboys

    18. Packers

    19. Falcants, Taints

    20. The entire NFC West

    21. Steelers, Ravens

    22. Donkeys

    You have the Packers and Bears tied on the “Hate” list but also have the Bears listed under “Hate Less” and Packers under “Despise”

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