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Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Jun 2020, 6:52pm
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01 Jun 2020, 12:39pm
I just started watching Seinfeld for the first time.

Pretty funny! Wonder why it never really caught on.
It's one of those shows that it's become cool (or something) to dismiss. And it can be critiqued for being a celebration of upward mobility even as it mocks social manners—I mean, when you're doing well, the only thing to fight about are manners—but the humble and wry view of life, that we're all absurd animals who constantly trip over ourselves is still enjoyable.
So for me there's a couple of things. It was a funny show. There was a distinct lack of people of color in the show. For a show based in NYC that seems impossible unless somehow deliberate. Larry David, to his credit addresses this in his show.
Definitely. That's what I was getting at about the celebration of upward mobility. It existed in a world where social inequalities are weird grievances of manners. It had a distinct Clinton liberal self-congratulatory vibe. Non-whites exist primarily for flavouring. It was an illustration of the criticism of multiculturalism as white normativity with tolerance for non-whites in supporting roles.
The other thing that bugged me was when Michael Richards went on that racist rant during a stand up gig and nobody from the show had much to say about it.
I recall Jerry Seinfeld going on Letterman(?) and trying to advocate for his friend. I can appreciate their difficulty in figuring out how to balance their disgust (I hope) with their friendship. That's not a defence, mind you, only an understanding of the conflict when a friend fucks up so powerfully. Larry David did play around with it a bit in an episode of the Curb season about the Seinfeld reunion, tho whether that was handled dismissively is each person's call (I found it funny but an evasion).
Yeah I picked up on that but my brain is mush right now and dont recall what was actually done. I did finally really get into Curb and even if you leave the lack of censorship aside it is the better (in my mind) of the 2 shows by a long shot.

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01 Jun 2020, 8:33pm
Yeah I picked up on that but my brain is mush right now and dont recall what was actually done. I did finally really get into Curb and even if you leave the lack of censorship aside it is the better (in my mind) of the 2 shows by a long shot.
I can't recall the precise details myself, but it has something to do with MR having a run-in with Nation of Islam people, then thinking Leon was one, culminating in this:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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revbob wrote:
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Yeah I picked up on that but my brain is mush right now and dont recall what was actually done. I did finally really get into Curb and even if you leave the lack of censorship aside it is the better (in my mind) of the 2 shows by a long shot.
I can't recall the precise details myself, but it has something to do with MR having a run-in with Nation of Islam people, then thinking Leon was one, culminating in this:
Richards addresses it directly in his Comedians in Cars episode. He seemed quite contrite, but who knows if that's just a guy trying to salvage his career.
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Killing Eve S3 was a noticeable step down from S1&2. I mean it still had the best TV charatcer in recent memory, bit it didn't have the "i can't wait one more second to watch the next one" feel that the earlier ones did.
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Killing Eve S3 was a noticeable step down from S1&2. I mean it still had the best TV charatcer in recent memory, bit it didn't have the "i can't wait one more second to watch the next one" feel that the earlier ones did.
Haven't watched S2 yet.

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tepista wrote:
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Killing Eve S3 was a noticeable step down from S1&2. I mean it still had the best TV charatcer in recent memory, bit it didn't have the "i can't wait one more second to watch the next one" feel that the earlier ones did.
Haven't watched S2 yet.
2 was just as good as 1
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tepista wrote:
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revbob wrote:
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tepista wrote:
10 Jun 2020, 6:06pm
Killing Eve S3 was a noticeable step down from S1&2. I mean it still had the best TV charatcer in recent memory, bit it didn't have the "i can't wait one more second to watch the next one" feel that the earlier ones did.
Haven't watched S2 yet.
2 was just as good as 1
Been meaning to watch but wife is disinterested

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tepista wrote:
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Killing Eve S3 was a noticeable step down from S1&2. I mean it still had the best TV charatcer in recent memory, bit it didn't have the "i can't wait one more second to watch the next one" feel that the earlier ones did.
I gave up on it. Agreed about the best character on TV but the rest of the cast was so dull.

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My wife's continuing to watch it, but I didn't give a shit after ep1 of s3. They really miss Bridge-Waller, who left to write the new Bond film.
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My wife's continuing to watch it, but I didn't give a shit after ep1 of s3. They really miss Bridge-Waller, who left to write the new Bond film.
I agree with this man. Shame about the writer.
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Consistently one of the funniest shows on right now.

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Consistently one of the funniest shows on right now.
Yes, and season 3 has been greenlit! The movie was good, but the show is way better.
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Marcella is a dark one, that girl has been through a lot!!!
Only 2 season of 8 episodes so an easy binge.

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Watching The Fox and the Hound with my daughter. She's pretty much lost interest compared to me almost in tears when she leaves the fox and says goodbye.

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The first season of the Twilight Zone reboot.

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