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Firefly: Balm for bad TV

POSTED BY: JO753
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:44 PM

JO753

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I watched Dezignated Survivor starting with the premeire episode. Started out OK and I wuz expecting it to pick up az the riterz, actorz, directorz, etc grew into it.

It did not. It got worse.

The attraction wuz Keifer Sutherland in a 24 inspired show. 24 had its flawz, but it wuz jenerally entertaining, reliably supplying good action, suspens, and story.

Dezignated Survivor failz on all 3. The "winter finale" wuz last Wenzday. It wuz the last episode for me. The last straw wuz the ultra-predictable T-bone crash the week befor, but I watched the next show anyway to see how lame it wuz.

The lamosity level wuz wut I expected. Its like they hired a Pakistan script servis that payz minimum waje to hacks whoz qualificationz are that they can type, know English and hav watched at least 1 seazon uv 24. And the roof leaks, they dont get any breaks, therez no heat or air conditioning, and the boss only showz up to yell at them to hurry up.

Wen a simple fone call will obviously preclude the following action sene, the emotion prodused iz exasperation, not suspens.

It left a bad taste in my brain. I watched the entire Firefly seriez to wash it out.

The contrast iz incredible. It had been a wile sins the last time I watched and this renewed my appreciation uv how great it iz; how far above most other showz. Tommorow I will watch the movie.

Thanks agen to Joss & the entire Firefly team.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 4:33 AM

G

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Quote:

Originally posted by JO753:

It left a bad taste in my brain. I watched the entire Firefly seriez to wash it out.

Thanks agen to Joss & the entire Firefly team.





Firefly pushed my brain in new directions. I thought I knew something about writing and a little something about TV writing, but after watching FF I had a serious appetite to read more about it. A lot more.
No one writes dialogue, scene, group and story like JW, with the exception imho of Quentin Tarantino. You may not like QT's subject matter or his films, but watching how he builds scenes from Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Bastards/Inglourious Basterds or Hateful 8 is to see a serious talent at work, just like Joss. In 'Our Mrs Reynolds', the scene where the crew discovers Saffron in the cargo bay is a prime example of Whedon's writing gifts. The way he involves each character's pov and simultaneously builds the drama line by line, all with humor and insight, to a revealing conclusion that propels the story and surprises the viewer, is a true marvel and delight. Like watching a concert writerist.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:29 AM

OONJERAH



Just shows tah go yah,
We need more Whedons & Tarantinos.
hmmmmm




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You can't always get what you want.
But if you try sometimes, you get what you need!


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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:10 AM

G

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Heya OONJ - I used to post under pizmobeach
Funnier too, I just taped an episode of Finding Bigfoot - I saw the air date was this year (!) and I couldn't believe they were still making new ones. Haven't seen it yet. Maybe I'll resurrect the old thread when I do.

Cheers

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 3:54 PM

DREAMTROVE


Quote:

Originally posted by G:
Heya OONJ - I used to post under pizmobeach
Funnier too, I just taped an episode of Finding Bigfoot - I saw the air date was this year (!) and I couldn't believe they were still making new ones. Haven't seen it yet. Maybe I'll resurrect the old thread when I do.

Cheers

Is this true? You're a Pizmo sockpuppet?

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:18 PM

OONJERAH



Finding Bigfoot can't possibly find Bigfoot
while their ratings are high.



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I've given up looking for the meaning of life. Now all I want is a cookie.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:50 AM

G

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Quote:

Originally posted by DREAMTROVE:
Quote:

Originally posted by G:
Heya OONJ - I used to post under pizmobeach
Funnier too, I just taped an episode of Finding Bigfoot - I saw the air date was this year (!) and I couldn't believe they were still making new ones. Haven't seen it yet. Maybe I'll resurrect the old thread when I do.

Cheers

Is this true? You're a Pizmo sockpuppet?



Wull, not really a "sock puppet" if you say who you use to post as. I left for a while and when I decided to post again I thought I would use a different username all while using the following signature in every post for roughly a year, "...the artist formerly known as pizmobeach..." So there was no sock puppetry. Like I said, I'm not a traditionalist or terribly sentimental about some things (like usernames). Seems boring to have only one username. I see great usernames in my sleep. "G" was a nod to Al Giardello played by Yaphet Kotto, from Homicide Life on the Street. I liked how it sounded. Plus, I'd never seen any 1 letter usernames on this board - disco.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:53 AM

G

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Quote:

Originally posted by Oonjerah:

Finding Bigfoot can't possibly find Bigfoot
while their ratings are high.



... oooOO}{OOooo ...

I've given up looking for the meaning of life. Now all I want is a cookie.



Gives new meaning to "built in fail safe."

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 3:09 PM

DREAMTROVE


Quote:

Originally posted by G:

"...the artist formerly known as pizmobeach..."



First, Pizmo!
Second, You were on the list of users we missed, and said nothing? Well, I suppose Sockpuppet would do the same.
Third, Ah, no one ever pays attention, including me. It doesn't matter how many times I post that I'm Sockpuppet, or someone else does, people either don't catch on. To be fair, I open sourced Sock when I created him, so I can never be sure that I'm me, I mean, I could be anyone on the board that year. I edited the original post to delete his logon details about a year in because niki said she thought it would be fun to troll people anonymously, someone mentioned sock, and I had to delete, because that wasn't the point. Snark, yes, troll, no. Sockpuppet is my little personal Shadowfly. That's why he sometimes attack me. I don't allow myself to post at night generally, so if I'm on the board at night, I'm socky, and if I am, I have to be in character, which means i can't actually debate stuff. And sometimes when I am, I see dreamtrove arguing or possibly trolling, at any rate playing "someone on the internet is wrong" and i have to whack him upside the head.

The reason I said TheRightStuff (Chrisisall) was my other inspiration is that, while sock can't troll, the idea of creating a username to post opinions that disagree with you, another River6213 trick, was really done in an ace job by Chris, and so I added it to Sockpuppets rules, he couldn't post in agreement to me, only oppposed. I just couldn't see the point of traditional sockpuppets, the illusion of support for your position? if the position can't stand for itself, sink it. Actually, if it can't stand being sunk, sink it.

Similarly, what does trolling get you? another flame you're going to have to waste more future time responding to?

So I'm pretty sure i'm sock all the time right now, but i know i'm not in archives if you go back. It was pretty widely used by the political center, most of whom are now gone. We still have 6 :)

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Monday, June 19, 2017 2:34 AM

ELAMRAS9


I wanna watch the movie too.

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