Comments from rp

Two things about time: 1. the first shot of the season showed Walt turning 53, which seems to indicate his cancer hasn't returned. Yes? 2. i'm sure this has been brought up elsewhere, but i swear the white power dad guy said something like "this will be harder than killing bin laden was." if so, rare miss, BB. Your show is set in 2008, not 2011.
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September 5, 2012 on Breaking Bad S05E08: To Be Continued…!
I vowed last week I would not watch this show anymore and today I am strangely pleased by the frustrations of those who watched yesterday. Remember how on Breaking Bad, Walt & Jesse got into a fight and it was so painful to watch two of your favorite characters fighting one another? And then remember on The Walking Dead when Shane & Grimes fought and everyone was bored? Oh The Walking Dead, you are like an inept younger sibling to Breaking Bad's valedictorian. And yet. And yet, you are so so much more popular. Go figure.
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February 27, 2012 on The Walking Dead S02E10: Two Tickets To The Knife Show
I agree with the first half of your statement. As for the second half, I am proud to declare that I will be Walking Dead Free from this point forward. This show is SO terrible and yet I have returned to it every week. But why? I have free will, don't I? I realized last night that I'd rather be doing so many other things than watching this show, even if that means watching some other dumb show. What if I spent that hour learning to play an instrument? Or exercising? Or reading a book? Yes, I will be doing all those things next Sunday from 9pm till 10pm. Who's coming with me?? Anyone? Anyone?
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February 20, 2012 on The Walking Dead S02E09: It’s A Shane About Ray (Nonsense Lemonheads Reference!)
It's obviously an Asian conspiracy by Top Chef producers this season. Grayson will be eliminated next week, lose to Bev, Bev will return to the Big Dance and join Ed and Paul as the new majority in the house. Look out Lindsay. Lookout Sarah. You better soon explain that your distant cousin is a quarter Filipino or else.
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January 27, 2012 on Top Chef S09E11: Those Who Live By The Chicken Salad Sandwich, Die By The Chicken Salad Sandwich
Ben: "Bobby Newport's never had a real his life." Tom: "You gotta give it more attitude. It's gotta scare people: Bobby NEWport..." Ben: "Yeah. Ok. Alright. Bobby Newport's never had a real his life." Tom: "Bobby NEWport's never had a real job in his life" Jerry: "Bobby Newpooooort." Ben: "Bobby Newwwport." Tom: "Bobbyyyyy Neeewwporrt." Jerry: "Bobby NEWpoooort." Tom: "Newpooooort." Jerry: "Bobby." Tom: "Baaaaaaahhhhh." Ben: "Bobby." Jerry: "Newport." Ben: "All right, now we're just wasting time, Jerry."
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January 20, 2012 on Thursday Night TV Open Thread
Coffeenow, I don't understand the vehemence either, but I do have a theory. It's pretty simple really. The Conservative brand was severely damaged by the W. Bush presidency, obviously, and then along came an Al Green singin', three-point swishin' baller who had oratory chops and a handsome face, and he was everything positive for the LIberal brand that W. was negative for the Conservative brand. It was a pivotal moment, potentially make-or-break for winning over a generation of voters. So the Conservatives have been on high alert for four years trying to take the steam out of all the optimism that came with the Obama presidency. It has been relentless and nasty and it has also been effective to some extent. The manipulators have played at people's greed, their ignorance, and their biases. They'd rather destroy general optimism in America if it means swaying one voter away from Barack Obama. Sad but true, I do believe.
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January 20, 2012 on Four More Years Of Obama Singing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”
Good call on Chris J. I like Grayson quite a bit and I'd like to see her leave the least. I think Lindsay might have a better shot at the final four, unfortunately. I can imagine some strange scenario where Paul gets eliminated only to return via LCK and everyone's all "whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa." Top Chef. They know drama.
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January 20, 2012 on Top Chef S09E10: Charlize Theron
Did anyone watch Last Chance Kitchen last night? You know, the exciting bonus competition where our eliminated chefs compete in head-to-head challenges to earn a spot on the real Top Chef competition? No? Well, let me tell you what happened. So Nyesha - remember Nyesha? - is on a real winning streak. She has defeated Ty-lor, Gay Chris, Ugly Heather, and the two nondescript white chicks. She's only a few more wins away from getting back to the Big Dance (after all, she was eliminated by no fault of her own. I believe it was nondescript white chick #2 who brought her down in a team challenge). Okay, so Bev enters into Last Chance Kitchen and Nyesha's all: "I saw Bev and I knew I would win this round easily." Tom asks all the spectators, aka. all the eliminated chefs (who aren't back home with their families yet for some reason) who they think will win this challenge. Lo and behold, who should feel the need to chime in first but Ugly Worst who can't help from being The Worst so she declares that Nyesha will win because when you're The Worst you have little regard for how other people will perceive you. Tom, who's always above the fray, and points out that The Worst has a vendetta against little Beverly and so her opposition is boring because of how obvious it is. Tom asks if anyone else thinks Bev will win and nobody raises their hand and Bev is crying about this in the interview (no duh and also poor Bev. Cheer up, you're good at cooking or so it would seem. And also, you have a giant bottle of wine). So Tom tells them they have 30 minutes to cook, I dunno, something. I forget now. The twist is they can only pass through the pantry once, which makes it seem like the challenge is about being mentally organized. Bev is manic in the pantry and bumps into Nyesha and Nyesha is all, "Jesus Christ." The two chefs return to their stations to start cooking and then we see Tom run - yes, he really is shown running as if something bad as happened - back to the kitchen to deliver the real twist. The chefs must switch stations and use the ingredients the other chef intended to use. Bev looks through Nyesha's assortment and seems pretty happy about her options. Nyesha, on the other hand, is livid because Bev's ingredients are Asian and also boring. She'll use a pineapple, but she's not happy about it, not even at all. Cook cook cook. Fillet fillet fillet, as Gabe would say. Except Bev isn't filleting her fish yet at all, even though time is running out. You're running out of time, Bev! Fillet your fish! says someone. Everyone is on the edge of their seat but, believe it or not, both chefs finish on time like usual. Bev is happy and Tom likes her dish and says she should experiment outside of Asian cuisine more often. Nyesha is still very not happy about the twist, but Tom is also quite pleased with her dish. And then, in the upset of the millennium, Bev is declared the winner. Shades of the NY Giants over the Pats in the Super Bowl, right everyone? The Worst is not happy about this (I'm assuming). And Nyesha is not happy either, since Bev was so easy to beat, except that never made sense, Nyesha, because presumably every week a stronger chef will be eliminated making Bev the strongest chef you faced. Why did everyone hate Bev so much? Sure, she's weak and scared, but she received many compliments on her cooking ability. Confusing. Next week on Last Chance Kitchen: Bev vs. Grayson, probably. Sorry, Grayson.
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January 19, 2012 on Top Chef S09E10: Charlize Theron
I guess I've never thought of Paula Dean as a danger of some kind. I don't watch her show and I don't cook with butter all that often. But this does make me wonder how big her following is, and furthermore, how many of those people are overweight or have diabetes or heart disease because of Dean's promotion of unhealthy, indulgent eating? Interesting question. Is Paula Dean doing real harm to society?
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January 17, 2012 on Paula Deen Has Type 2 Diabetes, Is An Asshole
We're intimidated by your beautiful cities and active lifestyles.
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November 16, 2011 on The New Pogo A.I. Remix Is Horrifying
We all love Top Chef. But might I be so bold as to suggest that Work of Art is really the best reality show on Bravo these days?
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November 3, 2011 on Top Chef S09E01: Everything’s Boringer In Texas
You know, Gabe & Kelly's discussion about The Rapture really got me thinking. Remember good ol' King Solomon in The Bible, the Jewish portion? And remember how he tricked dem bitches and said he was going to cut the baby in half (clever girl), and the super bitch was like "Sounds good to me" and the other lady was like, "I would hate to see a beautiful baby slaughtered so that bitch over there can take it." And Solomon was all, "Well played. I see you cared enough about this baby that you didn't want it slaughtered" (was I really taught this story as a child? also, this story makes no sense and can't possibly be true). Anyhow, here's my point: maybe on the day of The Rapture God will summon The Redeemed into a Heavenly waiting room and He'll be all, "Good job, you guys. Welcome to Heaven. You guys obviously deserve to be here, and obviously everyone on Earth belongs in Hell where they will suffer eternally. As your first reward, let's all watch The Sinners get punished together." And as The Redeemed watch The Reckoning on TV, God says, "Just one more thing. Can I have the following people stand-up." And he proceeds to read a very long list and he says: "Ok, here's the deal: what you've just been watching isn't real. No one's been sent to Hell. Not yet. I was testing you to see if you delighted in the pain of others and reveled in your own self-righteousness. If you did, you are standing up right now, and I'm afraid we're going to have to send you somewhere to work on your character. To the rest of you: congratulations! You made it." I mean, God has to be at least as wise as the wisest man, right?
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November 2, 2011 on A Friendly Chat With Gabe And Kelly: The Left Behind Reboots
Sorry basattak, that reply was meant for mattg89's thread. i suck.
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October 31, 2011 on The Walking Dead S02E03: The One Where Shane Gets A Haircut
This is a microcosm of these two shows. On Breaking Bad, when Walt shaves his head it really does signify an important character shift. It was exciting and scary to see him change. On The Walking Dead, Shane shaves his head, but on this show it's dramatically flat on top of being illogical. Speaking of things being illogical, some might consider Gabe's recap to be nitpicky, but I think details are important. When a bunch of little things - like hot water, or sandwiches, or zombies eating other zombies - start to add up, it gives the whole setting a feeling of being false. Worse, it says some of the creative minds behind this show don't really understand the environment they've created. And that's a problem if their goal is to make a good TV show. Lastly, how bad was Glen's character written yesterday? One minute he can't keep his boner down, the next minute he's on the porch talking about the power of prayer with the girl who gave him the boner? Whaaaa? That is not how real human beings interact.
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October 31, 2011 on The Walking Dead S02E03: The One Where Shane Gets A Haircut
In all fairness, this show was ridiculous last season as well.
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October 31, 2011 on The Walking Dead S02E03: The One Where Shane Gets A Haircut
Even if that movie saves us all, we'd still be better off if it never happened.
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October 26, 2011 on UNDENIABLE Evidence: There’s An Alien In The Rainforest!
"We're terrible at telling stories that makes sense." - The Walking Dead crew. "No no. We're much worse." - The Killing crew
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October 17, 2011 on The Walking Dead S02E01: One Child Left Behind
This show is a mess, just an utter pile of garbage mess.
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October 17, 2011 on The Walking Dead S02E01: One Child Left Behind
I can see that. No doubt, what we get is memorable. However, my preference is for realism. And I hate hate hate CGI.
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October 11, 2011 on Breaking Bad S04E13: Season Finale
Two things: first, because my brain is soooooo slow, I just realized this episode is called "Face Off." Double entendre? Check. Second, I agree that Gus deserved some type of coda simply beyond blowing-up. How about if they did this instead: same shot as before with Gus walking out of the hospital room as if he survived the explosion, but this time he's walking a little bit more like a man who just got bombed, maybe staggering a little bit. And then he stops, but that camera POV doesn't change. It lingers on his non-exploded side and slowly tracks toward him. Then we see the nurses shriek as he adjusts his tie. Finally, Gus collapses on his side and we see his bloody carcass lying on the ground. No CGI required. A little less comic-booky. Everyone's happy.
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October 10, 2011 on Breaking Bad S04E13: Season Finale