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grand tour special was great. I found it the best of the specials so far, it was like 3 good top gear French films in one single episode.

next up is season 4 of Aggretsuko. I REALLY hope this show can get back to the brilliance of season 1, it feels like each season gets worse and by the end of season 3 I was questioning if I would watch more, but not too much else I'm watching right now. Please let season 4 be good. Please.

Next week I'll have season 10 of letterkenny to watch. Letterkenny has developed a South Park season 10-20 trait where every second season is clearly worse, and even though the bad seasons are still good, the good season is just so much better. So I have high hopes for this next season.


After all that I suppose its just counting the days till more star wars's's... For all the star wars's's we're supposed to be getting, its sure taking a long fucking time to get more...
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Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!

I actually watched it on TV tonight.
"Hey, another holiday special"

I can't remember the last show I watched fully on actual TV. But Foxtel has a South park pop up channel (cable TV for our international friends) and it didn't have ads during the episodes so I watched the entirety of my favourite south park episode of all time, and a few more.

Normally when I sit down and try actual TV I make it to the first fucking 20 minute ad break and while they dick around I simply put what was on TV on my computer, or a Bluray or DVD, or start downloading the whole series before the fucking ads finish.

I could stand a single ad 3-4 times DURING shows, and 5-6 between them, but any more and it's FUCK THIS I HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO WITH MY TIME!

I've been saying for years to ditch the Foxtel, but the others like it, and for sports and movies it's still unbeaten outside of uncle torrences film collection.

I've seen a few Aggretsuko episodes so far, and season 4 is better than 3 and even 2 at this point, but it's not a show I could recommend anyone start to watch (outside of season 1 which remains fucking amazing). Will see how the remaining 5 episodes pan out.

And no, I'm not kidding about Merry Christmas Charlie Manson being my favourite episode of South Park. It's fucking hilarious from start to finish and has always been. Often times I retire south park episodes and seasons for years at a time, but any time of the year, if Merry Christmas Charlie Manson comes on or someone references it, I'll always make the time to watch it and always love it just as much.

Crossing the state line into Nebraska is so relatable. It's like leaving the east coast of Australia. Everything turns to dust, a banjo starts playing and there's a street sign that says nothing for the rest of the country.
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Big fat quiz of the year.

Pretty crap this year. No David Mitchell, no Richard Ayoade and no Noel Fielding left it lacking.

The big fat quiz NEEDS at least one of them and preferably all of them.
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I've watched the Book of Boba Fett, which I liked (especially the comedy chase scene) and South Park.

The Token Black episode was pretty funny.
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Got around to watching Smiling Friends last night, yeah it's pretty fucking good :olol:


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South park was hilarious even with an ending that was less climactic than expected. IT'S GREAT TO HAVE SHITTY PEOPLE! City people and their fancy city ideas, city money, city lifestyles!

Now I'm moving on to space force season 2 which snuck up on me. (I saw it while getting south park)
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I watched The Cuphead Show.
I am not the target audience for this show, I've never played cuphead despite it's wide acclaim. I've seen a few minutes of gameplay but it seemed to me to be a case of style over substance as an actual game, and from a trailer the show seemed like it's meant for a younger audience than myself.

Knowing nothing about this game or this show, the lore or characters and with an animation style that's been obsolete for 60+ years and using music that hasn't been used in 60-100 years coupled with the fact I could only identify a single voice in the entire time I watched it all combined to make this show feel.. Fresh.
I liked it. Not the best show ever, but enough of a silly laugh that I binged it and was sad when the season was over, and will be eager to watch more when there is more, but I'm not going to play the game because of it.

And I'm not kidding that I only recognised one single voice in the show. The incredible Gary Anthony Williams in a bit part (Which sounded very similar to his role in Tigtone "REMEMBER TIGTONE, YOU CAN STEER CANNONBALLS" :olol: )
As I watched the show I liked the devils voice untill it hit me what it sounded like. And then I liked the voice so much more. The devil in this show is basically 50% Dan Castellaneta's Robot Devil from Futurama and 50% Seth MacFarlane's Stewie Griffin from Family Guy. So that just added a little something.


Oh. Also, I liked Space Force season 2 more than season 1.
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I was perusing Netflix and saw a show called Riverdale.

All I know about Riverdale is that they are stuck up punks, that think they're too good for me, and DUH! STAY OUTTA RIVERDALE!

SO I started watching various Simpsons episodes.
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That's one of my favorite Simpsons jokes :olol:


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pixel wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:45 am That's one of my favorite Simpsons jokes :olol:

As beloved as the Simpsons is, people still don't appreciate enough how incredible the joke writing was on that show.

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Been enjoying Hard Quiz, Midsomer murders, and Father Brown.

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Halo has been pretty okay, probably a solid C/C+ on my scale. It's a perfectly cromulent show if you're into sci-fi action shows, but I don't think it's high art.

Moon Knight is pretty good, closer to a B for me. But if you don't like Marvel, you aren't going to like this.

We watched the first two episodes of One Piece last night and that lives up to the hype. Just another ~998 episodes to go!

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I saw the first episode of The Rehearsal last night, it was really good and definitely awkward. But I like the new format, the tail end was awesome.


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I watched Back to the Future III, then the original and then the second. Going to watch III again. I watched it first cos I couldn’t wait while watching the first two. I had no plans to watch the trilogy, but watching III, I thoroughly enjoyed it and decided to watch all 3in order.

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Making Hawq proud.
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Its better on a CRT.
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I applaud your choice, must find the time to watch the Blu-Ray set at some point

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