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Re: TV shows
« Reply #1075 on: August 05, 2018, 09:22:39 am »
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when y'all watch something that isn't originally in your native language, what do you do? do you dub it, sub it, sub it in the original language, or do nothing? i guess it depends on the language but i'm curious
English usually without anything except if there is a really heavy and hard to understand accent. Everything else I do in English subs, though German ones definitely exist most of the time. I'm not sure there is much rational reasoning bhind that other than I expect the English subs to be higher quality than the German ones.
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« Reply #1076 on: August 05, 2018, 09:46:57 am »
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I dub and sub. It’s rather enlightening to note the significant difference between the spoken dialog and the subbed dialog. Often things that would have gone unnoticed or misunderstood are clarified this way. The latest things I did this with were Dark and Money Heist (aka Paper House). The differences in dialog were drastic in Money Heist, almost 2 différent movies.
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« Reply #1077 on: August 05, 2018, 09:48:06 am »
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I should note I sub everything at any rate. Again, subs often reveal things not spoken such as names of songs in the background or even things that were not actually spoken but were in the dialog.
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« Reply #1078 on: August 05, 2018, 09:20:02 pm »
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I highly recommend GLOW on Netflix.
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« Reply #1079 on: August 06, 2018, 03:35:37 pm »
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Any Good Place fans? I really enjoyed the first two seasons, and am excited for S3 next month. I highly recommend it as one of the best comedies on television at the moment.
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« Reply #1080 on: August 06, 2018, 07:19:03 pm »
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The good place is excellent. So is GLOW.
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« Reply #1081 on: August 06, 2018, 07:30:20 pm »
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Yes! I just watched The Good Place for the first time a few weeks ago and it is one of the best shows I've ever seen. Definitely not the funniest (but still funny) but the concept, the story, and the character development are brilliant. I love that they can be explicit about the philosophical ideas behind their ethical dilemmas, which is something that's often present but very implicit in most sitcoms.
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« Reply #1082 on: August 10, 2018, 02:05:48 pm »
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Struggling through Sharp Objects. I want it to finally do something and make the toil worthwhile. I wanna know whodunnit. But damn, it's otherwise pretty slow and grindy.

Working through Barry when I'm too tired to commit any real thinking to my watching.

Actually binged GLOW some (both seasons). Hopefully they don't spoil it by continuing it.

Reluctantly came back to OITNB and the new angle is pretty OK.

Overall, though, nothing is really grabbing me (GLOW did). Might check out The Good Place.
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« Reply #1083 on: August 10, 2018, 02:06:28 pm »
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The totality of my "TV" watching is 30-60 minutes per day in bed before sleep.
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« Reply #1084 on: August 10, 2018, 02:40:58 pm »
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If you don’t want a slow and grindy show, good place should be great for you.  The action moves extremely quickly.
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« Reply #1085 on: August 10, 2018, 02:43:16 pm »
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Reluctantly came back to OITNB and the new angle is pretty OK.

I quite liked the new season! And I say that as someone who thought seasons 3-4 were just plain terrible, and season 5 was sort of interesting but ultimately a failure.

Never gonna top season 2, though.
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« Reply #1086 on: August 10, 2018, 03:07:52 pm »
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If you don’t want a slow and grindy show, good place should be great for you.  The action moves extremely quickly.

I like the good place up until the end of the first season.  The second season didn't really do it for me.
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« Reply #1087 on: August 10, 2018, 07:18:36 pm »
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Reluctantly came back to OITNB and the new angle is pretty OK.

I quite liked the new season! And I say that as someone who thought seasons 3-4 were just plain terrible, and season 5 was sort of interesting but ultimately a failure.

Never gonna top season 2, though.

Yeah, same here. I'm only 2 or 3 episodes in, so I was hesitant to call it good just yet. I'm sick to death of the main character (and I think that is the point this season) but the rest of the characters and plot points seem interesting.
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« Reply #1088 on: August 10, 2018, 10:08:15 pm »
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I finally got back around to watching Orphan Black. I had only seen up to the Season 3 finale before, when I lost track of it. I don't think it is as high caliber as some other quality shows, but I still really like watching it. It manages to been engrossing even when it's excessively trope-y.
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« Reply #1089 on: August 13, 2018, 02:11:59 am »
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Edit: Just highlighting the warning that the video contains major plot spoilers from all seasons, so I don't recommend watching it if you haven't finished the series.

Regarding Breaking Bad, this video makes some good points about the effects of the storytelling choices, in particular in regards to Hank and Walt, and how it biases us as viewers. It focuses on the character of Hank and does contain spoilers from throughout the show.

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