Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Free Form Comments

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Stefan Delatovic said...

I'm paralysed in anticipation of the LOST finale.

scott91777 said...

Saw Indy again... I gotta say, without the burden of expectation, it's even better the second time around.

Ping33 said...

posted this on a message board elsewhere... has value here too :)

Elite TV Shows, Top 10 TV shows worth watching...

... no matter what.
Inspired by snobs who 'hate tv'

1) The Wire - The best cop drama in any medium. Better than any book, better than any movie, better than anything.

2) First Person - Errol Morris' FAR too short lived Documentary series. Every episode is compelling especially the ones on topics you think you're not interested in.

3) Twin Peaks - David Lynch does TV. Starts as a quirky mystery... ends up as a haunting surreal psychodrama. Metatextual of the medium while shattering its possibilities.

4) South Park - At its best it's the best social parody series of all time. The quick/timely writing keeps it almost as on-topic as SNL or the nightly news, but with the benefit of animation. At its worst, they do a damn fine fart joke.

5) The Prisoner - Dated yes, but still as fascinating as ever. Where it's cheesy is where it created the cliche.

6) The Twilight Zone - Ditto

7) I love Lucy - Ditto

8) Cheers - For my money (and i know this is a serious matter of personal taste): Cheers is the best traditional sit-com. Funnier than The Mary Tyler Moore show. Smarter than most others and with a perfectly-cast archetypal group of characters I can watch the early seasons ad-nauseum. Big ups to Jim L Brooks who's Taxi is an honorable mention for me and who also owns the #9 spot.

9) The Simpsons - I started bitching about the decline in quality around season 9 or 10, with the 'Homer goes to NY' Ep being my mendoza line. That said: They still have the ability to crank out a classic, and the classics are SO GOOD.

10) What Ever I'm Watching/care about now - To me, one of the best things about TV is its serialized nature. My Wife and my Dad hate me because I figure out the plot 10 minutes into the movie/show. On the rare occasion when I am surprised by a long burning plot, the answers are generally less interesting than the ones I imagined at the outset. That's why I think nothing is better than being in the midst of a mystery... Wondering what's happening on Lost, Thinking about alien invasion in the middle of the X-Flies, or waiting to see who gets capped in The Wire... Nothing is better than standing on the open road, with the wind to your back, and endless possibilities in front of you.

Streebo said...

Has everyone caught up on Satacracy 88? No one seems to be talking about it here - yet it is easily one of the finest superhero-ish serial dramas ever made. I enjoy it more and more upon rewatching as the story and themes are so layered that more is revealed upon repeated viewings.

And I agree with Ping 33 - the Prisoner never gets old.