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TOPIC: What TV SHOWS are you watching?

What TV SHOWS are you watching? 10 Jan 2018 18:12 #260678

The Wife and I rather enjoyed End of the Fucking World on Netflix. A coming of age story about a young serial killer and his prospective victim who is on a road trip to find her dad.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 10 Jan 2018 18:15 #260679

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The Wife and I rather enjoyed End of the Fucking World on Netflix. A coming of age story about a young serial killer and his prospective victim who is on a road trip to find her dad.

Was it as horrible as it sounds?
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 10 Jan 2018 18:17 #260680

repoman wrote:
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The Wife and I rather enjoyed End of the Fucking World on Netflix. A coming of age story about a young serial killer and his prospective victim who is on a road trip to find her dad.

Was it as horrible as it sounds?
We enjoyed it. The writing was decent and the inner monologues of the two kids add dark humor. If it was an American show, I think it would have sucked.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 10 Jan 2018 19:22 #260685

Everyone on this site who recommended Detectorists, I thank you. This is a wonderful show and a real breath of fresh air.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 12 Jan 2018 09:15 #260783

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I find myself oddly intrigued by the new, morally repellent and lascivious Devilman: Crybaby anime that Netflix has produced. I've always loved Go Nagai's style but other than bits and pieces (and lots of Mazinger) I've never caught much of the older Devilman.

I watched the first four episodes last night entirely off your mention that it was Bakshi-like. The devil animation and transformations are great. Just about everything else is not. I have a hard time wrapping my head around the general animation style because some of it is well-done traditional anime, some is the gorgeous, disgusting pseudo rotoscoped Bakshi stuff, and some is terrible.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 12 Jan 2018 11:03 #260788

Still working my way through season 3 of Game of Thrones. The next episode is titled The Rains of Castamere, and as a fan of the books, I know that this will feature the infamous Red Wedding. I saw some great reaction shots of unsuspecting non-readers when this aired years ago, so it should be intense.

I'm neither an anglophile nor an anglophobe, though I have watched more than a few BBC tv shows over the years. But thanks to Game of Thrones, I am hitting my limit for the British pronunciation of "stupid." It's a simple, two-syllable word, and is pronounced "stoo-pid." It is not a long, three-syllable word which is pronounced "stew-yew-pid," and it feels like it's the female actors that are really dragging this word out long. Please just say it and move on without making a big fucking production out of one word.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 12 Jan 2018 12:45 #260797

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I'm neither an anglophile nor an anglophobe, though I have watched more than a few BBC tv shows over the years. But thanks to Game of Thrones, I am hitting my limit for the British pronunciation of "stupid." It's a simple, two-syllable word, and is pronounced "stoo-pid." It is not a long, three-syllable word which is pronounced "stew-yew-pid," and it feels like it's the female actors that are really dragging this word out long. Please just say it and move on without making a big fucking production out of one word.

Now you have some idea how I felt reading the first book and constantly seeing Sir spelled as Ser.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 12 Jan 2018 12:54 #260799

Or 'maester'. Why isn't it a 'draygon'?
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 12 Jan 2018 13:03 #260800

Shellhead wrote:
I'm neither an anglophile nor an anglophobe, though I have watched more than a few BBC tv shows over the years. But thanks to Game of Thrones, I am hitting my limit for the British pronunciation of "stupid." It's a simple, two-syllable word, and is pronounced "stoo-pid." It is not a long, three-syllable word which is pronounced "stew-yew-pid," and it feels like it's the female actors that are really dragging this word out long. Please just say it and move on without making a big fucking production out of one word.
Incorrect.
It is pronounced "stoo-pid" if you are American.
If you "have watched more than a few BBC tv shows over the years" then you ought to know we pronounce it "stew-pid".

CAPTCHA to post? Very discouraging.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 12 Jan 2018 13:07 #260801

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Shellhead wrote:
I'm neither an anglophile nor an anglophobe, though I have watched more than a few BBC tv shows over the years. But thanks to Game of Thrones, I am hitting my limit for the British pronunciation of "stupid." It's a simple, two-syllable word, and is pronounced "stoo-pid." It is not a long, three-syllable word which is pronounced "stew-yew-pid," and it feels like it's the female actors that are really dragging this word out long. Please just say it and move on without making a big fucking production out of one word.
Incorrect.
It is pronounced "stoo-pid" if you are American.
If you "have watched more than a few BBC tv shows over the years" then you ought to know we pronounce it "stew-pid".

CAPTCHA to post? Very discouraging.

Thanks to BBC, I am okay with "stew-pid." But some of the folks on Game of Thrones really drag the word out for extreme emphasis, and it becomes annoying.

The Captcha thing might be because you're a first-time poster, just to screen out spam bots.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 13 Jan 2018 02:38 #260824

yeah, you should know that Americans are the last authority on how to speak ENGLISH. LOL, stoopid just sounds fucking stoopid, so much so that in England we use the word "stoopid" to mean "especially stupid". It doesnt even follow your own stoopid rules for spelling shit how it sounds.

Brooklyn 99 is great, only just found that, restores my faith a bit in american TV though I see now that the 3 series on netflix are not the sum of it and at least 2 more series to follow. More of a fan of the British style of tv shows which are much more often a handful of episodes, maybe a couple of seasons and then leave it while its good and you want more.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 14 Jan 2018 10:59 #260905

Shellhead wrote:
But some of the folks on Game of Thrones really drag the word out for extreme emphasis, and it becomes annoying.
The Captcha thing might be because you're a first-time poster, just to screen out spam bots.
Maybe whoever it is has an American drawl and it passes over to the imitation English accent? Or it's an attempt at a GoT local dialect?
Fair point, hope CAPTCHA goes away.Tron wrote:
...in England we use the word "stoopid" to mean "especially stupid".
Jeez, that piss-take slang is becoming more widespread? Fuck...
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 15 Jan 2018 11:16 #260990

haha :)

if you want to upgrade your disgust of the pronounciation of "stupid" try enunciating the word "mature" in a similar manner, with hard accent on the t and the "tyoo" sound.

of course, you can then just watch some "Snuff Box" or anything with Matt Berry playing a posh bloke in it and you will soon learn to love the comedy overly theatrical way of talking like that.

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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 15 Jan 2018 11:21 #260993

Fun Fact: Historians agree that Eastern American accents are more representative of Shakespearean era English ones. Apparently the elongation of sounds was developed by the wealthy Brits as a virtue signal and the poor caught on to the game and did the same, changing the entire culture’s accent in a relatively short period of time. Sort of how white suburbanites started listening to rap and gained a mysteriously ‘hood accent.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 15 Jan 2018 12:34 #260997

If you're limiting the notion to the absurdity that is RP, which is used by literally* nobody outside of BBC more or less, then there may be a point. The flat vowels of my homeland in Yorkshire have less in common with RP than with any number of colonial patois that might be compared. The unfathomable dialects of the Smoggies, Brummies and Geordies bear little in common with the plum-stuffed mouths of the Ally Pally either.

This is an urban myth, largely pushed by Appalachian tourist boards.

I always imagine the founding fathers talked like Frasier off the telly. If that's the kind of thing then sure. It has no bearing on provincial accents in the British mainland, which would be obvious to anyone who spent any time listening to people there.

*figuratively.
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