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Agents of Shield has outdone itself. Again. The new episode is the best Sci Fi I've seen all year. (No spoilers)

Agents of Shield has outdone itself. Again. The new episode is the best Sci Fi I've seen all year. (No spoilers)

Most TV tends to be pretty conservative with their formulae. But the lasts few seasons of SHIELD have consistantly managed to come up with new storylines that change the dynamic of the series whilst still being amazing. The new season shift is a lot darker than the show usually is but the genre transition into sci fi seems to be the best plotline yet.

The CGI was incredible in this. Really great start to the season and I hope they keep it up. I thought for a second this was a future story where Earth was destroyed by Thanos, which would have been an amazing tie in

The rest of the season is them fighting cardboard cutouts carried around by unpaid interns.

I think this is my favourite season opener ever. Completely changes the status quo and introduces a whole new setting for world building without feeling jarring. It's a really good episode in it's own right as well - suspenseful, well paced, interesting reveals, funny and the CGI looked good.

A lot of other shows need to learn from AoS when it comes to keeping things interesting. With changes of direction like this and the 'pod' format you don't need to fall into a repetitive, procedural death loop just because a show isn't a meticulously planned out serial. Especially in genre shows that can do some crazy shit while still being internally consistent.

Here's a fun fact, their budget was even cut a bit this season. How they manage to produce what they manage to produce from their budget is astounding.

Pamela Anderson Responds to Backlash Over Her Comments About Harvey Weinstein Victims: The actress said on Instagram that she stands by what she said during her Megyn Kelly interview Thursday: "You know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone."

Pamela Anderson Responds to Backlash Over Her Comments About Harvey Weinstein Victims: The actress said on Instagram that she stands by what she said during her Megyn Kelly interview Thursday: "You know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone."
Pamela Anderson Responds to Backlash Over Her Comments About Harvey Weinstein Victims: The actres...

You know what, she's kind of right.

“It was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood are people to avoid, privately," said Anderson to Kelly. "You know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone.”

“Don’t go into a hotel room alone," Anderson added. "If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave. This is things that are common sense, but I know Hollywood is very seductive and the people want to be famous. Sometimes you think you are going to be safe with an adult in a room. I don't know where this security comes from, but somehow I dodged it all."

Anderson posted a response to her interview Friday on Instagram: "Backlash is good. - I like this. My position is not 'problematic' because I doesn't fall in line with the common herd or trend. I'm trying to tell women as a survivor of childhood abuse myself - It is important to be proactive as an adult who knows better - in defending themselves."

Of course she is. I have no idea when expecting basic common sense from adults became 'victim shaming', or saying these things she's said became viewed as sympathizing with, or defending the actions of these abusers.

If you walk down a dark alley at 3 am in an inner city and get mugged, the mugger is to blame for the crime they committed, but you're still a dipshit for putting yourself in that situation.

Unfortunately we currently live in a societal landscape where polarized opinions have become so ubiquitous that even a fairly rational view is castigated for not blindly lining up behind a single extreme viewpoint.

'Stranger Things' Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

'Stranger Things' Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix
'Stranger Things' Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

O% surprised but still cool

Hopefully Steve will buy a minivan so it’ll be easier for him to drive all of his kids to science fairs and soccer practices

Poor Will! How much more can that kid endure...

What’s next? Game of Thrones renewed for season 8?!?

Dark - Series Premiere Discussion

Dark - Series Premiere Discussion
Dark - Series Premiere Discussion

Premise: Netflix's first German original series is a 10-episode supernatural drama about a town where two children go missing in the present day—a crisis that has its origins in a 1986 event.

Subreddit: Network: Premiere date: Metacritic: /sub/darktv Netflix December 1st, 2017 N/A

Cast:

Oliver Masucci as Ulrich Nielsen Karoline Eichhorn as Charlotte Doppler Jördis Triebel as Katharina Nielsen Louis Hofmann as Jonas Kahnwald Maja Schöne as Hannah Kahnwald Stephan Kampwirth as Peter Doppler Daan Lennard Liebrenz as Mikkel Nielsen Andreas Pietschmann as The Stranger Deborah Kaufmann as Regina Tiedemann Tatja Seibt as Jana Nielsen

Links:

IMDb Wikipedia

Just watched the first episode, the cinematography and the music is amazing so far. Starts off really intense which is awesome in my opinion. I think people will like this show.

watched EP1. I love music and cinematography.

People who haven't watched yet may think it is very similar plot to Stranger Things, but I think they are very different at EP1.

I will difinitely watch next one.

I'm not sure, but why would you want it to be? I'd rather preserve the actual performances of the cast than listen to restricted dubs.

Americans are weird with that

A clip from NewsRadio, one of the most underrated sitcoms of the '90s - Bill (Phil Hartman) quits smoking

A clip from NewsRadio, one of the most underrated sitcoms of the '90s - Bill (Phil Hartman) quits smoking

Still by far my favorite sitcom. There are a lot of very dated jokes, but the timing of the entire cast and the writing in general is fantastic. The Dave vs. Bill running tete-a-tete is some of the best on-screen comedic chemistry I’ve ever seen.

Bill: Beautiful day out there, chief! Perfect cane weather.

Dave: Well...I guess Central Park must just be...full of idiots with canes then.

I haven't watched this in a while, and this post is bringing back some great memories. Here's another good quote:

Fred: Cigarette?

Bill: Yes, thank you.

Fred: I wasn't offering you one.

Bill: Then why did you say cigarette?

Fred: I was talking to my friend, the cigarette. Cigarette, prepare to be smoked.

2 of my all-time favorite quotes:

"Dave, have you ever heard the expression 'Only a hillbilly sits around and tries to figure out the best way to catch flies'?"

and

"Hell, I haven't read a comic strip ever since I realized Beetle Bailey wasn't actually going to shoot anybody."

Futurama, for one.

Zapp Brannigan was written for Phil Hartman. Billy West took the role when Phil was murdered, and basically did a Phil Hartman impression for Zapp's voice as a tribute.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus's futile efforts to stay in character as Jerry Stiller delivers comedy gold on 'Seinfeld'

Julia Louis-Dreyfus's futile efforts to stay in character as Jerry Stiller delivers comedy gold on 'Seinfeld'

years ago, before "book of mormon" opened on broadway, my brother got tickets to one of the final preview shows for doing a little pro bono p.r. for a project one of the producers was working on. the catch was that none of the seats were together.

my ticket just happened to be right next to jerry stiller and his wife. he was already up there in age - he used one of those old timey ear horn things you sometimes see people use at operas to hear the songs. during intermission, jerry got up to use the restroom or stretch his legs and i spoke a little to his wife. right before the second act started jerry comes back with one of the theater's pages with three drinks - one for him, one for his wife, and one for me. we toasted to the show.

it was an awesome afternoon and something i'll never forget.

That wife was Anne Meara!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCFvZLjRPNg

I like the one where Jerry can't stop laughing at Kramer's horror at being hideous from all the cigar smoke:

What the hell did you do!?

Jim Nabors passes away at 87

Jim Nabors passes away at 87

Grew up watching him on Andy Griffith, then Gomer Pyle USMC. The first time I heard him perform for the 500, I was like "Gomer Pyle's gonna sing?". Because you know, I thought Gomer Pyle was his real voice. Boy was I wrong. Surprise surprise surprise.

https://youtu.be/7wcgaRkHAWY

As an Indy 500 fan, this saddens me beyond words. He was an icon at the track for decades, and will be remembered always.

Jim Nabors is way cool!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm thinking that Ron Howard and Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) are the only regular members of the Andy Griffith cast still with us.

'Mindhunter' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

'Mindhunter' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
'Mindhunter' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Nice. Hopefully David Fincher stays heavily involved.

I'm literally mid binge 5 episodes into the first season. The show is great. Ridiculously good casting choices. Ed Kemper gives me the creeps. This news is great as well.

I believe he is. He's already on record talking about things he'd like to do in the second season.

I thought it was ordered for 2 seasons up front?

‘American Gods’ Showrunners Bryan Fuller, Michael Green Exit

‘American Gods’ Showrunners Bryan Fuller, Michael Green Exit
‘American Gods’ Showrunners Bryan Fuller, Michael Green Exit

Oh. Well. Fuck.

I am in absolute shock. I thought we finally had a network and material that was perfect for the wonderful weirdness that is Bryan Fuller. I am so incredibly bummed out right now. I was looking forward to years and years of amazing television here.

Gaiman's writing and Fuller's adaptation is a dream team.

What a waste.

It is HBO level production, I wonder if them or another production company could step in?

Damn! Second show that Bryan Fuller has exited after Star Trek: Discovery. :(

Well, this gives him plenty of time to figure out a possible revival of Hannibal. I look forward to whatever he does next.

Andrew Kreisberg officially fired from 'Supergirl' and 'The Flash' Following Sexual-Harassment Claims

Andrew Kreisberg officially fired from 'Supergirl' and 'The Flash' Following Sexual-Harassment Claims
Andrew Kreisberg officially fired from 'Supergirl' and 'The Flash' Following Sexual-Harassment Cl...

Could the last person to leave Hollywood, please turn off the lights?

"I got it." -- T. Hanks

No. The guy who ruined Arrow was Marc Guggenheim, who was helped by a woman named Wendy Mericle.

However, Guggenheim has his been caught up in this whole ordeal, according to his former assistant.

T.Hanks

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