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I have been watching Stranger Things. It’s a weird show but in a good way. It has elements of horror in it but it looks like fantasy. I would rate it as a 7/10 and well worth checking out. If you’re timid, I might suggest a spare change of underwear just in case, but for most people it would be a laugh.

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I've just started watching My Name is Earl. I was aware of the show back in the day but for some reason never really watched it. Well I'm watching it now and I love it!
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Calavera wrote: Tue Oct 18, 2022 3:50 pm I've just started watching My Name is Earl. I was aware of the show back in the day but for some reason never really watched it. Well I'm watching it now and I love it!
I've been meaning to go back, I was a casual viewer at best back in the day, but I think I really missed out on a lot.

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Just watched the film IT. Cool flick. IT 2 is next on the list. Pennywise was somewhat far fetched and I was trying to suspend all semblance of logic to follow it. Apart from that it was awesome.

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I've been watching American Auto after finishing Superstore in a binge.

I'm not sure I can fault either show, but I couldn't really recommend them to anyone either. They're both ok workplace sitcoms. They each have enough jokes to keep me watching through some of the more cliché and tedious parts.

It's not often I'll binge 6 seasons of anything though, so that could be superstore and American Autos biggest selling point.

Usually a comedy will be my favourite thing in the world or I'll hate it so much I will actively discourage people from watching that shit.

I suppose these shows are more like that 70's show which I don't love but I have seen it all, and not like the ranch which I fucking detest as much as the big bang theory.

So if you're after a bit of silly fun, it could be worth it for you, but I don't think I'll ever watch them again. I'm also looking forward to Blockbuster on Netflix because it looks identical to Superstore and American Auto but in a blockbuster store!


I've also been watching Helluva Boss on YouTube.
I was told to watch Hazbin Hotel AGESSSSS ago, and with a second person trying to convince me I thought OK, I'll give it a shot. I somewhat enjoyed Hazbin Hotel. But to be honest the real selling point was that Helluva Boss has Richard Horvitz.

I'm going off on a tangent here, but I will circle back to the show at some point.
I ADORE Richard Horvitz. Aside from being one of the nicest people I've ever met (I first met him and talked to him in 2007 when I was in line to meet Billy West and have met him several times at nerd conventions since) he gets nicer and funnier and more humble each time I see him. But as much as I adore him and his voice, I respect him equally for his voice in the grim adventures of Billy and Mandy. I HATE that voice and want to punch him any time I've ever heard it and when I told him as much he smiled and said "thank you, that's what I was going for" He's the only person I know who can go from singing parts of Phantom of the Opera to Gay Fish from South Park without provocation and still make sense.
So yes, when I was told this show had him, it became an instant watch recently.

Back to the show. The first 6 episodes started well.
Very well. Insanely well. This could be my new favourite show well. There's jokes, there's great characters and a great concept and it looks great, THIS IS FANTASTIC! And did I mention Richard Horvitz?

And then the show got to episode 7 and suffers from what I like to call Click disease.
Click was a 2006 Adam Sandler movie that roughly mid way through completely and utterly forgot it was supposed to be a comedy and becomes the most bleak and dire shit imaginable.

Final Space suffered from Click Disease in the 3rd season, and I'm afraid it's affected this show now as well.

Episode 7 and the first 2 episodes of season 2 are just... God damn. This might be what I refer to as an example of a comedy dropping off from now on.

I'll give it a few more episodes and hope for the best because of its phenomenally good start, but god damn.

It's like shows don't realise you can get as bleak as you want to and still keep it funny... Anyone who wants to make any sort of animated black comedy should be required to watch and memorise every single line from Bojack Horseman before they even start working on their show.

Dealing with depression and suicide, drug and drinking problems, breakups and divorces, abandonment and parent issues?
That's all well and good, you can still throw in some slapstick where people spill and trip over sex lubricant from time to time. I miss Bojack and I tried watching Will Arnetts show flaked, no where near as good as his other shows.
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Skynet wrote: Tue Oct 18, 2022 5:45 pm
Calavera wrote: Tue Oct 18, 2022 3:50 pm I've just started watching My Name is Earl. I was aware of the show back in the day but for some reason never really watched it. Well I'm watching it now and I love it!
I've been meaning to go back, I was a casual viewer at best back in the day, but I think I really missed out on a lot.
Same here, I saw an episode here and there back in the day but never really watched it. I highly recommend you giving it a watch. It is a really good show.
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