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Postby Guy Nacks » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:30 am

If, indeed, you are really only 12, this really makes me wonder what programming will be like if I have kids (which I don't plan on having for at least another 10 years).

Like, I remember watching Xena and Hercules with my parents when I was 7 and getting embarrassed if there were any makeout scenes. I cannot even imagine what it would be like watching the modern-day equivalent of a hit fantasy TV show (Game of Thrones, naturally) with them at that age, or even double or triple that age.

I'm not suggesting that shows like GoT should reduce their amount of violence and sex, but commenting on the fact that shows with such content have gone mainstream in a wildly exponential fashion in the past 20 years.
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Postby Ray » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:44 am

I don't watch much TV anymore. But I will say that the new Voltron Netflix series is far better than it has any right to be. I said it before, it's basically a third ATLA series. Makes sense since the majority of the writers, and even some of the cast worked on ATLA and LOK.
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Postby Director Black » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:25 pm

Outside of Anime:

Twilight Zone
Six Feet Under
Invader ZiM
South Park
and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
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Postby Joy Evangelion » Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:47 pm

View Original Postgatotsu911 wrote:I just want to pop into this thread again to express my dismay at how few Evageeks seem to have watched The Sopranos, because it is truly the closest thing to Evangelion that has ever existed on Western TV. David Chase even has an almost identical temperament and outlook to Anno.


I know it's a little silly to respond to a quote from about three years ago, but I was browsing this thread today and found this quote pretty interesting since my father has a love and obsession for the The Sopranos that's very similar to my love and obsession for NGE. Always planned on watching it, now I guess I have more of a reason to.

Anyway, since it's the point of the thread, here's my favvvvoritesss(with favorrite eps. in parenthesis where applicable.)

Seinfeld("The Mom and Pop Store")
The Simpsons("Last Exit to Springfield")
True Detective("The Secret Fate of All Life")
Mad Men("Signal 30")
Home Movies
ESPN's Cheap Seats
Ken Burns' Civil War/Baseball

And Honorable Mention; Are You Afraid of the Dark? since it was my shit when I was a kid.
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Postby NONAME » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:59 pm

View Original PostGuy Nacks wrote:If, indeed, you are really only 12, this really makes me wonder what programming will be like if I have kids (which I don't plan on having for at least another 10 years).


Well, you can always restrict some channels to the TV of your kids, but you can't control all he/she would see. I started seeing shows like South Park and Family Guy when I was 10 years old and it's not a big deal (of course, my parents didn't know that I saw it). I didn't understand most of the jokes, though. But nothing incredibly bad happened, I just realised earlier some things that most of my generation were aware. And the new generations are even more 'corrupted' and we just have to get over that fact. Besides, kids of a certain age are not that stupid as many people want to believe.

But my point is, you can't expect a kid being 'pure' anymore. Today with the internet era he will get corrupted sooner or later, or simply by his friends (as I did). I think in some way it is better that they start to realise things early, tbh.
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Postby Xxx_Generic Name_Xxx » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:23 am

View Original PostNONAME wrote:But my point is, you can't expect a kid being 'pure' anymore. Today with the internet era he will get corrupted sooner or later, or simply by his friends (as I did). I think in some way it is better that they start to realise things early, tbh.

Well,if you want to your kids to successful in life you should show he/she how it is in later parts of their life.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:53 am

Aside from playing sitcoms on Netflix as background noise or the shitstorm that is the 2016 Election, the only TV I commit to watching anymore is Steven Universe & Fargo whenever they have a new season running.

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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:58 pm

So many to list, I'll do my best

UK Series
Midsomer Murders
Poirot
Doctor Who

US TV Series
Law and Order (original/criminal intent)
MacGyver (original)
Magnum P.I.
Rockford Files
Columbo
Murder, She Wrote
Bones
Battlestar Galactica (original)
Battlestar Galactica (RDM)
Star Trek (all)
NCIS
Sons of Anarchy
Archer
Supernatural
Stargate (all)
X-Files
Mad Men
South Park
Babylon 5
Futurama
The Big Bang Theory
Mom
The Odd Couple (new)
The Sopranos
Oz (HBO series)
And so many more...

Anime
Neon Genesis Evangelion (really obvious, considering where I'm posting)
Gundam Wing
G Gundam
Cowboy Bebop
Full Metal Panic! (And Fumoffu)
Outlaw Star
Black Lagoon
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Postby movieartman » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:15 pm

Individual seasons...
True Detective S1
HBO's Chernobyl
Westworld S1
Daredevil S1
Daredevil S2 (Ep1-4 only)
24 S2(minus the crap with the guy in the bunker)

Some great shows that are really consistently good but don't have a particular season I can point to as exceptionally better or worse then the rest...
Justified
Bosch
Luther
Longmire
The West Wing


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