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Goondal

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  1. 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. 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. Yes she is, but she seems to be a competent scumbag, the brothers are worthless, although I still love Roman. I thought the same thing about Culkin.
  4. Honestly, depending on the time you ask me it makes mine. I have a top two and then there are about five or six films that can go in almost any order.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. =)
  8. Someone should remind him that Ohio is a swing state.
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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 Men, Breaking Bad, and Friday Night Lights
  13. For some reason we cannot post in the old thread so I guess we need a new one. The first one saw a World Series title but then had two last place finishes so maybe we will get some new thread magic. Anyway, Price has been named Opening Day starter. I really was not all too keen on this signing. Just like last year they are overpaying drastically, although at least I like Price most than the bats we wasted cash on last season (I still hate Panda). This feels like a second or third place team to me, not as bad as it had been but not as good as '13 either. We definitely have some fine young talent. I really hope that the idiot contracts to Sandoval and Hanley do not cost Shaw playing time. Luckily nobody looks unbeatable in the East, although Toronto will be favorites to repeat as long as Stroman is healthy and the pen does not blow. I have them in the high eighties. Balimore is the weakest in the division and should win in the mid 70s. That leaves Boston with New York and Tampa in the middle. I think we have the best roster of the three and the Yankees are the worst, however that pen of their's is so damn good it will disguise some weaknesses. They have won more than they should have three years in a row due to their stellar 8th/9th inning guys and this year's pen is their best yet. We should be fighting New York all season , both finishing in the mid-80s. Tampa meanwhile will stay close but I do not think they have the hitting to win more than 79-82. No matter how it plays out, so glad to have baseball back!
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    How about those RED SOX! Part Deux

    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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    AFI's Top 100 Movies of All Time

    I fall right there with you. It is good and enjoyable but not great. I know people that loathe it though
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    AFI's Top 100 Movies of All Time

    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.
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    AFI's Top 100 Movies of All Time

    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?
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    How about those RED SOX! Part Deux

    It is amazing how good they are playing. Having the Yanks playing so well may turn out to be a blessing too because they will not be so far ahead that they can lay off the gas down the stretch. Seen too many teams do that and not be able to turn it back on.
  19. Tough to answer until I see how good everybody else is but I want to make it at least to the Divisional Round and if we do lose it needs to be to a team that I feel is equal or better as opposed to an inferior team where we either played poorly or got bad bounces.
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    Your most hated NFL team?

    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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    Your most hated NFL team?

    Honestly, I could not care less about the other thirty-one teams. There was a time where I hated multiple teams in each sport, now I only care as far as their result effects my team.
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    World Cup General Discussion

    Croatia better win tomorrow. I need someone to root for Sunday. England v France sounds horrible
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    World Cup General Discussion

    Really excited for this match, two most talented teams in the world in my mind, hope it lives up to expectations
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