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coke
Aye up duck!
+440|5755|England. Stoke

War Man wrote:

I liked the look of the old storm trooper helmets better.
Cancel the new films warman has spoken.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+489|2766
It's weird that they picked 3 different directors to film the next 3 movies. J.J. Abrams will still be executive director though.
DrunkFace
Germans did 911
+427|5727|Disaster Free Zone
The original trilogy were all directed by different people and look how that turned out.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+489|2766
Your right. The prequels were all directed by Lucas and those turned out poorly. I think the fact that GL is not involved in any way is for the best. There were probably many instances were someone telling GL "NO" might have improved I-III
War Man
Australians are hermaphrodites.
+562|5760|Purplicious Wisconsin

coke wrote:

War Man wrote:

I liked the look of the old storm trooper helmets better.
Cancel the new films warman has spoken.
Nah I'll accept it as it isn't a deal breaker for me, just saying I like the old helmets better.
The irony of guns, is that they can save lives.
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4404|London, England
Where's sh1fty?
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
Adams_BJ
Turns out you were cucked
+2,043|5669|Little Bentcock
He has a giiiirrrrllllfriend
coke
Aye up duck!
+440|5755|England. Stoke

War Man wrote:

coke wrote:

War Man wrote:

I liked the look of the old storm trooper helmets better.
Cancel the new films warman has spoken.
Nah I'll accept it as it isn't a deal breaker for me, just saying I like the old helmets better.
The whole point is the setting is 30 years after Return of the Jedi, so stuff has you know changed.
War Man
Australians are hermaphrodites.
+562|5760|Purplicious Wisconsin

coke wrote:

War Man wrote:

coke wrote:

Cancel the new films warman has spoken.
Nah I'll accept it as it isn't a deal breaker for me, just saying I like the old helmets better.
The whole point is the setting is 30 years after Return of the Jedi, so stuff has you know changed.
Oh believe me, I understand completely the reasoning and it isn't a big issue.

Jay wrote:

Where's sh1fty?
He probably is just playing the xbox occasionally or just enjoying his life. Haven't seen him in awhile either.

Last edited by War Man (2015-08-17 11:45:55)

The irony of guns, is that they can save lives.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+489|2766
Is anyone watching the HBO miniseries "Show me a hero" that just started? It is made by David Simon of The Wire. It is getting great reviews and I like it.
Pocshy2.0
Member
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Hey Taz, not sure if you read every post on this site, but since you're fixing up the place do you think you could take a look at the forum emailer? I really would rather use my original account that I no longer have the password for, but the emailer is broken so I can't get a new one.

Best,

Pox.
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,919|5678|949

SuperJail Warden wrote:

Is anyone watching the HBO miniseries "Show me a hero" that just started? It is made by David Simon of The Wire. It is getting great reviews and I like it.
ill check it out and keep you updated. The Wire is the only TV show ever made that was better than Breaking Bad.  True story.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+489|2766
Breaking bad was overrated. Pretty lousy in a lot of ways.
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,919|5678|949

how so?  I'd love to hear your reasons why so i can dismiss them in a sub 10 word sentence.
coke
Aye up duck!
+440|5755|England. Stoke
Let's not do this again.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+489|2766

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

how so?  I'd love to hear your reasons why so i can dismiss them in a sub 10 word sentence.
It was basically a WASP nerd revenge fantasy.
http://www.salon.com/2013/09/22/breakin … white_man/
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+763|5731|United States of America

SuperJail Warden wrote:

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

how so?  I'd love to hear your reasons why so i can dismiss them in a sub 10 word sentence.
It was basically a WASP nerd revenge fantasy.
http://www.salon.com/2013/09/22/breakin … white_man/
You are aware that white people aren't automatically WASPs, right? And that no mention of nerds is made in that article? And that the entire premise is based on the authors certainty that the character really is motivated by "x" when he's saying "y"?
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+489|2766
I never said that all white people were WASP. Walter himself definitely was anyway. Many sociologist use the term as a blanket reference to white Americans.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Ang … her_groups



I shouldn't have said that though. It was racist of me. Sorry.

Last edited by SuperJail Warden (2015-08-17 19:30:03)

Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4404|London, England

SuperJail Warden wrote:

I never said that all white people were WASP. Walter himself definitely was anyway. Many sociologist use the term as a blanket reference to white Americans.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Ang … her_groups



I shouldn't have said that though. It was racist of me. Sorry.
Very few people are WASPs.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+489|2766
yup
Adams_BJ
Turns out you were cucked
+2,043|5669|Little Bentcock
I never watched it. Didnt seem interesting.
uziq
Member
+404|2498

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

Is anyone watching the HBO miniseries "Show me a hero" that just started? It is made by David Simon of The Wire. It is getting great reviews and I like it.
ill check it out and keep you updated. The Wire is the only TV show ever made that was better than Breaking Bad.  True story.
the sopranos is better than breaking bad doofus
jsnipy
...
+3,275|5569|...

Would almost agree if season 6 never existed. Johny cakes. Events that happened in the sopranos were less surprising as well.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,718|5783|Oxferd Ohire
Golden age Simpsons > all
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+489|2766
It took Breaking Bad until it's 3rd season to really hit it's stride. Sopranos was a pop culture phenomenon from Season 1. Sopranos was also a lot more popular with reviewers from the start. At Rotten Tomtoes, Sopranos Season 1 has a 100% score from Top critics as opposed to BB's 78%
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the-sopranos/s01/
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/breaking-bad/s01/


So Sopranos was objectively more critically acclaimed. It was so because Sopranos is a more difficult show to understand. Breaking bad was an easy show. It was on basic cable and had coke commercials in between. It was castrated from the start by being on a T.V. channel that needed to appease advertisers. The Sopranos was allowed to do its own thing and experiment in a way that wouldn't fly on a channel that needed X amount of viewers to sell commercial time. Soprano's was so complex that you had to watch an episode a second time to understand something or pick up on references/symbolism. It was not an easy show meant to appeal to 16 year olds who parents were okay with them watching something on A&E because 'it's basic cable, it won't be graphic''. Sopranos was targeting a higher brow and older audience from the start. It was show about a middle aged mob boss and father who was dealing with the anxiety of aging and managing a family. BB was about a school teacher and slacker student who got together to sell drugs. The premise is juvenile and was why it took 3 seasons for the show to start going anywhere.


And even if BB was a better thing to watch, Sopranos will go down in history as a ground breaking show. There was nothing like it on T.V. at the time. It ushered in dark drama television shows. Your Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, True Detective, etc. all owe Sopranos for setting the stage for society to accept dark gritty shows were violence and nudity were front and center. Also, Breaking Bad's "middle aged man struggling against society" mainframe was a t.v. drama path that was paved and perfected by Sopranos better for it. Skyler was a less complex Carmela Soprano. etc.

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