crashcomet
Crash Comet
crashcomet
May 5
1

I don’t really see The Wire as a novel for television. It’s a lot of smaller stories that exist mostly in parallel and intersect fairly infrequently. There’s no central character or driving story. There’s no real rising action or climax over the course of the series. As I said before, the plots are almost beside the Read more

May 4
4

I will push back on “the Wire” effect ruining television. When Cervantes changed the shape of literature with “Don Quixote,” I don’t think the horrible, non-character-developing, episodic, and meaningless knight-in-shining-armor and pastoral stories that were popular at the time, were a loss to Western literature, as Read more

May 4
2

I rewatched every season of X-Files a couple of years ago and it’s really not as good as I remembered it. I sincerely believe at the time it seemed better because it actually was one of the best TV shows on air. But it’s not a matter of being episodic or getting dated, the good episodes are still good, as good as the Read more

May 4
5

no i hate this shit. do not presume you know why people like something. the idea that most people like hbo shows just because they’re on hbo and they’ve paid for it is just weapons grade idiocy.

May 4
4

Not to defend the show (because it’s dumb), but what you state here has never been its ideology. The main crux of it (which isn’t a bad one) is the innate desire for control, whether society at large or as individuals. Read more

May 4
8

Writing what you wrote about HBO never producing much of creative significance isn’t exactly a smart decision on your part. I just don't comprehend how you see Band of Brothers as being substantially better and more significant than something like Sopranos. 

May 4
20

If a dummy moves towards you a pole and you shot it, that’s not murder. That’s what an FPS game is doing, in a really cool and advanced way. Hosts are fundamentally different unless you accept the premise that sensory input and stimuli are all we really are. Read more

May 4
17

So you never enjoyed or even saw the artistic value in HBO shows like The Sopranos or The Wire? Because that's certainly a take.

Apr 30
7

And It brought the audience Into the show. This entire episode was a great realization that there’s a camera crew there. So many other shows use this device and seem to forget there are people working the cameras. To this day, I don’t know what the fuck was going on with Modern Family. Were they reacting to the air Read more

Apr 30
19

One of the things I like about this show is that it is clear you should never take anything they say too seriously. Their memories are a huge disorganized mess, like the house they live in. They can barely remember what the sound of a telephone is.

Apr 30
31

The only time is stopped laughing was when I jumped watching those twins get out of bed and come to the bedroom door, that was actually pretty scary for me (I’m a wimp.) Read more

Apr 30
22

How was Nandor able to read the letter from his parents?  The ghost episode established he had forgotten his native language.

Apr 26
18

God, some of the dialog in this feels like it was picked up in bulk at the local Cliche-o-Mart. Caleb, talking about his time in the Russian civil war: “It was anything but civil.” Read more