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What are you watching?

Postby mcnichol » January 24th, 2009, 12:34 pm

I've wanted to start this for awhile. Films, tv shows, new discoveries of something old, youtube clips, etc. -- whatever you've been watching on a screen. So what are you watching?

Just to start things off...

I watched "In The Realms of the Unreal", the documentary about Henry Darger last night. So good. I'd known a bit about him, but this put so much of his life and work (and how it seemed to relate to each other) in perspective. (Thanks for reminding me, Asaf!)

I've also been watching lots of old music-on-tv type things recently, so I also watched an episode of Hollywood-A-Go-Go (the opening segment may be one my favorite television things right now), 3 dvds worth of clips of bands good, bad, and so-bad-they're-awesome from the show Upbeat!, and an episode of the NJ dance show Disc-O-Teen. Amazing that this somewhat ephemeral stuff still survives. I hope to pull all this stuff together for some future project...
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Postby Jastroch » January 24th, 2009, 12:57 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg89ZnNJ_KQ&eurl=http://lj-toys.com/?journalid=2642168&moduleid=56&preview=&auth_token=sessionless:1232816400:embedcontentiurl=http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/Cg89ZnNJ_KQ/hqdefault.jpg&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
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Postby arthursimone » January 24th, 2009, 1:19 pm

I've been watching the new HBO series "True Blood", written by Alan Ball, who did "Six Feet Under"...

Takes place in a small Louisiana town shortly after vampires have 'come out of the coffin' b/c of the invention of a synthetic blood substitute they can feed on.

Delicious premise
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Postby erikamay » January 24th, 2009, 2:02 pm

I've been watching the new HBO series "True Blood", written by Alan Ball, who did "Six Feet Under"...

Takes place in a small Louisiana town shortly after vampires have 'come out of the coffin' b/c of the invention of a synthetic blood substitute they can feed on.

Delicious premise


arthur! i watched almost the entire first season while at home on maternity leave.

i have told bob more than one that:
a. vampire bill is bizarro you (see below)

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and
b. it is too bad you don't live there anymore because this show screams out for needing you in it

i hope HBO on demand decides to put it up again...
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Postby nick » January 24th, 2009, 3:11 pm

Adult swim just started showing an old (2002 or so) British show called Look Around You. It's similar to Tim and Eric in its intentionally low budget production and bizarreness, and similar to John Hodgman's books in its completely made up facts. Here's the first episode:


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drE5cHe6c3s[/youtube]
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Postby LuBu McJohnson » January 24th, 2009, 5:53 pm

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I thought it would suck...but it's not too bad. Either way, I'm watching it.
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Postby Marc Majcher » January 24th, 2009, 6:13 pm

Sorry, guys. I found the best video on the internet. Everyone can go home now.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1897772
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Postby Mike » January 24th, 2009, 11:06 pm

majcher wrote:Sorry, guys. I found the best video on the internet. Everyone can go home now.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1897772


Holy...dogshit. That....was........................

AWESOME!!!!!!
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Postby shando » January 25th, 2009, 11:17 am

Just finished Season 3 of Weeds. About to embark on Mad Men. Lots of Studio Ghibli stuff with Emmett.
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Postby valetoile » January 25th, 2009, 11:53 am

I just started watching Wonderfalls last night. It's pretty fun so far, kind of like a reverse quantum leap, as patrick realized. I'll be interested see if it can sustain over the whole season.
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Postby Frank » January 25th, 2009, 12:09 pm

Battlestar Galactica
LOST
Fringe
The Mentalist
Burn Notice
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MI-5 (BBC spy show, goes by the name Spooks in UK)
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Postby Asaf » January 25th, 2009, 6:31 pm

LOST
Battlestar Gallactica
Burn Notice
Fringe
30 Rock
The Office
How I Met Your Mother
Life on Mars
Top Chef
Dexter

shows I am about to catch up with or check out on DVD:
Veronica Mars
Frisky Dingo
Weeds
State of Play

and on the internet, Clink turned me on to Posh Nosh:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzjR0yL4f0Y[/youtube]
It is very hilarious.
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Postby Asaf » January 25th, 2009, 6:35 pm

LuBu,

I just looked up Superjail on YouTube. WTF? of awesomeness!!!!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf7bbBhE0sM[/youtube]
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Postby themoss » January 25th, 2009, 6:43 pm

well I just watched a horrible movie called campfire stories.
but guy looks remarkably similar to our own ace manning.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0545296/
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Postby Justin D. » January 25th, 2009, 7:01 pm

Super Jail is awesome and insane and awesome. David Wain plays the Warden. It's like a show about what would happen if Willy Wonka was even crazier and ran a prison. Definitely one of the wildest and best things Adult Swim has ever put on the air.
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