Ah, why thank you, sir.
I forgot to mention that I put up your review of 102 Minutes for vote in the Script and it was added unanimously.
Whoops. I thought I had responded to the video but I guess I didn't.
That was pretty amusing. Funny thing is I have had a similar incident (regarding the "Oh, is my window getting in the the way of your anger" bit) and I just sat there pretending I couldn't hear them. I could read their lips though and they were saying some very unfriendly things
Oh I get a show being about the characters more than anything. Kind of like SGU. But when I heard of Mad Men it made me think of a criminal organization sort of show but obviously it isn't
And I have never watched any of Louis CK
I didn't know if I'd like Breaking Bad either. The premise, a high school chemistry teacher who gets cancer turns to making meth to pay for his medical treatment, didn't really sound that appealing to me, but a friend kept telling me to watch it and after watching a few re-runs I was hooked. It's shot really well and there are plenty of jaw-dropping moments, but no stupid plot twists. One of its highlights is how you never know the intentions of all the characters and so every episode I really have no idea what they'll do, but once they make their decision it makes sense. Honestly, the show is worth it just watching Cranston. Mad Men's premise isn't all that interesting. I mean, it's a period drama and that's about it. But I think that's what makes the show so appealing to me. It doesn't have some perceivable plot to it. There are no great character arcs (except for Don Draper) so much as the characters trying to live their lives. The show makes me care about the characters because I want to know what they'll do with their lives instead of what they'll do inside of a plot line. Thus, Mad Men is about characters rather than a story full of characters. The story is their lives in a way.
Oh, Louie... Have you ever watched any Louis CK standup? By the way, the show and the guy have different names on purpose.
I have heard that about The Shield and The Wire as well. Hence my reluctance to watch it because it might destroy all my other cop shows...Lol. I saw the first season of Rescue Me at a used DVD store in my university town and I almost snagged it cause it only would have cost me a few bucks but I didn't know what kind of condition the discs would have been in. As for Breaking Bad, that one is iffy to me, but it still looks worthy of a look. From what I have heard of Mad Men, it sounds like a great show it just doesn't seem interesting to me. But I will definitely give it a shot. I have never heard of Louie.
Dude, after you watch The Shield and especially after you watch The Wire you'll never want to watch another cop show again because none of the others compare in the slightest. The Wire is...just amazing. There's a reason why it is widely considered one of the best shows of all time. After you watch The Shield you'll never think another show is very tense. I swear I lost hair from watching The Shield because of how stressful it is (in a good way). Rescue Me, unlike any other TV program, showed how men interact with each other. It has a strong tie to firefighters and 9/11. It's also a hilarious show as well. Breaking Bad is awesome. Bryan Cranston is an absolutely fantastic actor. It's rare that a show has a character that tries to solve their life's problems by becoming a criminal, but that's what Breaking Bad does. I used to think I just liked Mad Men, but the more I watch it the more I'm obsessed with it. No other show has such complex characters and treats their development with such delicacy and thoughtful consideration. It's a show about human flaws more than anything else. FX's Louie is one of the best comedic shows I've seen. I'd put it just behind Seinfeld. Louis CK is a master at making comedy out of a regular man's life. I mean, there's one episode that's pretty much just about masturbation. It's genius.
Doh! I haven't watched any of those besides GoT and South Park, and I haven't watched any new SP episodes since 2009, I think. Just haven't been bothered. But a lot of those shows are on my eventual watch list, like The Shield, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and SoA. I just need to finish all the shows I have been interested in for a while. Luckily I'm running out of those so I can move on to others lol.
I tend to be a sort of snob when it comes to TV shows. I only watch a handful of shows and they tend to be ones that aren't the typical ones. I want shows that are different and don't necessarily follow the tried and true formula that most shows do. I basically like Mad Men, Game of Thrones (though I'm sort of iffy on it), South Park, Breaking Bad, and Louie. I guess I like Sons of Anarchy too but I haven't watched it in a long time. Rescue Me was a really good show that I thought faltered after the second or third season but it left a definite impression on me. There was another show on FX that I really liked called Terriers but it was cancelled after the first season. Other shows I really liked awhile back were HBO's Generation Kill and The Wire, and FX's The Shield.