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Forum: TV Talk
07-03-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By Philip Reuben

Plot-driven sitcoms

I'm a big fan of How I Met Your Mother, and I just finished watching through Arrested Development. One of my favourite things about both is how plot-driven they are, with the episodic storylines and...
Forum: TV Talk
11-15-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,106
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

Really?

Lisa's Substitute? Lisa's Rival? Lisa the Iconoclast? Lisa the Vegetarian? Lisa's Wedding? The Summer of 4 ft 2? The Secret War of Lisa Simpson?

You honestly think these are bad...
Forum: TV Talk
11-14-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,106
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

I can't say I've ever noticed any grand difference in comedy level between Lisa episodes and other episodes.

Looking just at this season, "Loan-a Lisa" was hilarious, "MoneyBART" was OK, and while...
Forum: TV Talk
11-14-10, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,106
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

I find it hilarious that Lisa episodes are apparently so objectionable.
Forum: TV Talk
06-02-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,467
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: At what point does the Simpsons completly destroy it's legacy?

Seasons 11 and 12 are the weakest part of the entire show. I'm not generally a fan of the Simpsons when it's going for gross-out humour, celebrities playing themselves and Homer actively being a...
Forum: TV Talk
05-24-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2,402
Views: 152,823
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost -- 2 1/2 Hour Series Finale -- "The End Part 1 & 2" -- 05/23/10

There was an episode earlier in the season about Desmond and Penny reuniting, and Penny was there in the church at the end.
Forum: TV Talk
05-19-10, 01:40 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,610
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost....can the final episodes ruin the entire series?

Not that I'll complain if they do, of course :lol:
Forum: TV Talk
05-16-10, 06:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,610
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost....can the final episodes ruin the entire series?

Me too. Personally I'd find that much less satisfying than an assumption that magic exists in the Lost world.

Actually, none of the characters had "super powers" in 2004 in the main universe...
Forum: TV Talk
05-16-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,610
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost....can the final episodes ruin the entire series?

Really? You'd count that as a scientific explanation?
Forum: TV Talk
05-16-10, 06:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,610
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost....can the final episodes ruin the entire series?

...in a post about something I changed my mind on due to a subsequent reply.



And I never said otherwise. In fact, I'm pretty sure I said exactly that in this post...
Forum: TV Talk
05-16-10, 05:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,610
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost....can the final episodes ruin the entire series?

Reread my posts in this thread and you'll see that that's not my position at all. (Also, as far as this particular point goes, what he says is neither expositional dialogue nor incorrect.)

For...
Forum: TV Talk
05-16-10, 03:13 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 44,082
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost -- "Across the Sea" -- 05/11/10

Like I said, I don't think wording like "You're not ready yet" suggests that she wants the secret buried forever. It sounds more like everything is supposed to happen at the right time and in the...
Forum: TV Talk
05-16-10, 09:36 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,610
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost....can the final episodes ruin the entire series?

When some of the characters started having rather blatant magical powers, I stopped expecting a scientific explanation. The writers had obviously changed their minds.

Reasonable expectations: the...
Forum: TV Talk
05-16-10, 09:34 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,610
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost....can the final episodes ruin the entire series?

Actually you raise an interesting point. Regardless of the concrete reason for it (and we'll probably never get one*), the whispers tended to flare up as a kind of warning that the Others were...
Forum: TV Talk
05-16-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,610
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost....can the final episodes ruin the entire series?

He lived on the island for 30 years, and that meant he was aware of the whispers, and afraid of them. That doesn't mean knowing they were the harmless spirits of trapped dead people. Being unable to...
Forum: TV Talk
05-16-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,610
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost....can the final episodes ruin the entire series?

Simple: Ben doesn't know what the whispers are. (And how would he?)
Forum: TV Talk
05-16-10, 09:00 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,610
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost....can the final episodes ruin the entire series?

I'm putting two and two together and coming up with what I'm pretty sure is the only plausible explanation. Where you see an inconsistency, I see an interesting detail of two characters'...
Forum: TV Talk
05-16-10, 06:10 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,610
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost....can the final episodes ruin the entire series?

Not really. Given the facts "Ben appeared to be able to control the smoke monster" and "the smoke monster was actually manipulating Ben", and the facts "the Others stole children" and "the Others...
Forum: TV Talk
05-16-10, 05:57 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 44,082
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost -- "Across the Sea" -- 05/11/10

We'll see if the island and the plane are still around after the end of the series. If they are, the scene could have been literally anytime in the future.
Forum: TV Talk
05-15-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,610
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost....can the final episodes ruin the entire series?

The MiB's ultimate plan involved getting Ben to kill Jacob. Perhaps letting Ben think he was in a position of power to control the smoke monster was just a part of bringing that plan to fruition. Not...
Forum: TV Talk
05-15-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 44,082
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost -- "Across the Sea" -- 05/11/10

(If you're wondering why I'm posting so much, I'm honestly just getting a bit restless waiting for the Lost finale, and figure I might as well get my own thoughts out. I normally just lurk on this...
Forum: TV Talk
05-15-10, 04:33 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 44,082
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost -- "Across the Sea" -- 05/11/10

Nonetheless, just because the writers said every period they jumped to was story-significant doesn't mean it causes any sort of discrepancy if that turns out not to be the case. Some of the time...
Forum: TV Talk
05-15-10, 02:48 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 44,082
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: Lost -- "Across the Sea" -- 05/11/10

Quick theory:

The event that we've arguably been led to believe is "the Incident" is when the Dharma Initiative drilled into the pocket of electromagnetic energy (i.e. the glowing pool of light)...
Forum: HD Talk
01-02-10, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By Philip Reuben

Re: UK Blu-ray Rental?

I can recommend a service very much like LoveFilm. It's called LoveFilm :p

Apparently they have 1724 titles...
Forum: HD Talk
07-10-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 75,534
Posted By Philip Reuben

Maybe they want to promote it off the back of...

Maybe they want to promote it off the back of Whedon's new series that starts early next year.
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