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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by the ob, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. steiner666

    steiner666 Serial vapist

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    Oops wrong thread lol
     
  2. Silver420Surfer

    Silver420Surfer Well-Known Member

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    Vapornation--
    I second "Hell on wheels". Anticipation level very high. AMC has really struck gold. Other shows I am currently hooked on include:
    • Walking Dead on AMC...new season just started
      Breaking Bad on AMC...can't wait for new season
      Strike Back on Cinemax...season finale just last week...F@#king WOW!!
      Bored to Death on HBO...just watched from 1st episode thru this last week recently and wondered how I missed out on this before. Ted Danson plays a great, "Wise in years" stoner. Zach Galafanakis is super also(if you like his brand of humor, which I do)
      The League on FX...I guess orignally you almost needed to have some "grasp" at fantasy football to enjoy this show. Which I had been apart of before, still love football just don't do fantasy any longer. Now it is become I think more character based than footbal based, and it works just as well or better. I think more people can relate to the show now.[/*]
    I think that's all for now. Although I may peek at the new Beavis and Butthead for old times sake. Maybe that kid they pick on will wear a Justin Beiber shirt instead of Winger now.

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  3. MarcellusWiley

    MarcellusWiley Dab Trotter

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    Love The League man. One of my favorites. It's so amazing how the episodes build off each other and the jokes just get funnier and funnier.

    Other favorites right now are: Game of Thrones, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, True Blood, Leverage, lots more haha
     
  4. StickyShisha

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    recently watched Game of Thrones, i'm hooked, now i need to get the books.
     
  5. hereatlast

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    Game of Thrones was very well put together, a great watch all the way through.

    Can't remember if I stopped in this thread already. If not, the new season of Bored to Death (and the previous two for that matter) has been fantastic. This show has featured some good (at least one absolutely hilarious) vaporizer cameos, the best of which (IMO) was Ted Dancis' character confusing his Iolite with a walkie-talkie. :lol:

    Breaking Bad: another really great season. One of the best shows on cable now IMO.

    Homeland: a new Showtime series that has started with quite a bang. A lot of fun (and anxiety) watching.

    I also catch a lot of the prime-time comedies on NBC/ABC. Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Up All Night has been promising (and its hard not to like Will Arnett) etc. I care less about these than the above ones but they have their moments. The Daily Show is always fun to catch up on at the end of the week.

    I watch a lot of these on HuluPlus ever since I cut cable (great decision) and get the others when/where I can :cool:
     
  6. MajorDoobage

    MajorDoobage Stationary Traveler

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    How has Workaholics not been mentioned?! Probably the funniest show on TV right now. do yourself a favor and spend approximately 5 hours catching up on all the episodes here: http://www.snogglenews.com/shows/workaholics
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  7. hereatlast

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    Good call MajorDoobage, I thought I saw that in here but must have spaced. Workaholics was real funny. I think I may have missed a couple of the recent ones. At least one vaporizer in the show as well IIRC.

    I forgot to mention Community. I'm not liking this season as much as the ones of the past but still a really funny and well-written show.

    I like the HBO show How To Make It In America as well.

    I've loved all the David Simon shows, The Wire and Treme in particular, Generation Kill was really good too. These three are some of my all-time favorites.
     
  8. Khantagious

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    If that's the case, do not neglect The Corner
     
  9. charliedontsurf

    charliedontsurf Glassblower

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    Curb, Always Sunny, Louie, Superjail season 1, Archer.. Not much else these days, really.

    I'm curious if the new Beavies and Buttheads won't suck.. The animation in the ads I've seen looked pretty faithful.
     
  10. JDSupreme

    JDSupreme Head of Pot

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    Workaholics is amazing. I want a Bearcoat so bad.

    Pretend Time is usually pretty good. Swardson really comes up with some fucked up shit.

    Also love Always Sunny and The League but that's about all I watch on FX
     
  11. hereatlast

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    Another good one Khantagious! The Corner flew under the radar and was just super gritty. I must say though, I'm glad Simon ended up doing The Wire. For those that haven't checked out Treme (and have access to HBO shows) do so! It's fantastic. The Wire is pretty much a given in most conversations I have about TV; little to no argument from me on it being the best damn show ever.

    Louie is great. The writing on that show is really really good.

    Always Sunny as well, though I feel they can be a little hit or miss sometimes. IIRC they have actually opened a Paddy's Pub in Philly.
     
  12. Magic9

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    :goon: I'll be waiting for those too. One of the better shows that's been on TV in recent years IMO. The writing--and wordplay--is unmatched.
     
  14. MarcellusWiley

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    Thank you for introducing me to this show! I just finished season 2 last night and man it just gets sooo funny.

    It reminds me of "The League" on FX in the way the story and comedy evolves and gets so much better with each episode as you get to know the characters. Ted Danson truly is amazing in this show haha. Zach and Jason both have their great laugh out loud moments too.

    I watched these by myself and had a lot of literal laugh out loud moments, that doesn't happen very often for me when watching things alone. So that's pretty much the best review I can give of "Bored to Death"!
     
  15. steiner666

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    Life's Too Short

    New show on BBC2. Very funny overall. I just watched the first ep and it started off a little slow but the parts later on with Liam Neeson talking about wanting to do sketch and standup comedy was hilarious :lol: it has gervais and merchant in it, and you can tell it was written by them, but the main character is warwick davis (that guy from willow lol) brief plots of the current 2 eps:

    "Ep1. With his career on the slide, a massive tax bill, and his wife divorcing him, showbiz dwarf Warwick Davis is forced to open his doors to a film crew 24/7. He seeks advice from old pals Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, but Liam Neeson has beaten him to it."

    "Ep2Comedy series featuring Warwick Davis. After appearing at a sci-fi convention, Warwick makes a humiliating guest appearance at a Star Wars wedding. However, his fortune rises when Johnny Depp hires him to research a new movie role.

    Starring: Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Johnny Depp, Rosamund Hanson, Lorraine Bruce"

    i'm going to watch ep2 right now :D
     
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    i'm the proud owner of this shirt now

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    thanks Sis :/
     
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    grokit power cosmic

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  18. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    FX has got some great programming going on. Check out Fargo and the Americans.
     
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  19. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Bad news from the stars.

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    Since I'm paying for it, I like to check out what all HBO has to offer, and I've been really been liking this one:

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    Sharp writing, talented cast, and just fun and easy to watch.

    But hopefully not realistic? :lol:
     
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  20. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu i don't ever wanna go to bed

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    american horror story is a top show
     
  21. theduckopera

    theduckopera Addicted To Quack

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    Veep is amazing! I've just started watching that too. Created/directed by the guy who did The Thick Of It; it's basically sharp British satire in an American context.

    And yes, I hope it's not realistic, but the cynic in me suspects that it is...
     
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  22. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Kathy Bates is soooo good !!! Really funny.....
     
  23. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu i don't ever wanna go to bed

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    I know, she's a nutcase lol.
    Im a bit worried about what type of character she is going to play in Season 4 - Circus or Carnival. Whatever it's called.

    She is quoted in an interview saying that she is happy to play any character that is a freak or maniac. I don't want to see her as a clown after her psychotic performance in Coven :p
     
  24. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Those characters must be so much fun to play.
     
  25. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu i don't ever wanna go to bed

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    Great show, great actors, amazing art direction.. 10/10 (^_-)
     

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