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Old 12.01.2016, 11:08 AM   #961
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rob you said once you watch trailer park boys, right? i've never seen it or know a thing about it except that it's canadian. what's that about?

Never seen this either, but every time I encounter someone who has, they have a fit and scream at me about how hilarious it is and how I need to watch it. I'm open to that, but I need to know more about it and get a more coherent breakdown about why it's good before diving into something that looks so depressing.
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Old 12.01.2016, 11:14 AM   #962
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Old 12.01.2016, 11:40 AM   #963
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Neglected to answer: FLYING CIRCUS has been on DVD for quite a while. A decade? Before that, VHS copies had been available. Before that, I was lucky to have a cousin who had a bunch taped from somewhere. Episodes aren't obscure and I'm simply surprised that someone who would enjoy them has yet to see them. That's all.

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Old 12.01.2016, 11:48 AM   #964
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rob you said once you watch trailer park boys, right? i've never seen it or know a thing about it except that it's canadian. what's that about?

it is a "mockumentary" show about the residents of a low-budget tailer park in bumfuck Nova Scotia. The main characters are recidivist criminal lowlife who did not graduate high school and who have to constantly scheme to make money. The first 6 seasons or so are fucking genius shit, very well done, filmed in a very improvisational manner, where the actors flesh out their characters as they see fit. After season 7 they stopped filming on a location and bought out a trailer park to film in so the "look" of it changed a bit. If you have ever known or lived or been a poor person among a lot of other poor people it will hit home like a motherfucker. while it is very funny it is also extremely insightful as it shows the way that the lower-class canadians live.

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Old 12.01.2016, 11:50 AM   #965
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it LOOKS depressing and at times is, but it is always in service of the story, and the story for the most part stays very true to the characters.

They also made several full length films with the same cast. The guy who plays the part of Mr. Lahey (Trailer Park supervisor and the single most amazingly drunken character I have ever ever encountered outside of real life) is a fucking acting GENIUS
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Old 12.01.2016, 11:53 AM   #966
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hey. fuck you too.

^ what he said minus the neg repping and blocking stuff

I just thought the same thing evillove did. Monty Python = Beatles of comedy.. Shakespeare of comedy. I pretty much just go through life assuming that the only people who don't love MP are the people who hate MP for one reason or another. And a lot of their classic stuff was born on Flying Circus.

I don't personally have the series on DVD or anything either though. No disrespect intended.

Edit: EL's comment also reminded me of that scene in High Fidelity when Rob lists "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as one of his favorite track 1, side 1 songs of all time. And then Barry says something like "How about the Beatles? Or fucking Beethoven?!"

Hah.
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Old 12.01.2016, 12:05 PM   #967
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Neglected to answer: FLYING CIRCUS has been on DVD for quite a while. A decade? Before that, VHS copies had been available. Before that, I was lucky to have a cousin who had a bunch taped from somewhere. Episodes aren't obscure and I'm simply surprised that someone who would enjoy them has yet to see them. That's all.

i don't know if your surprise came across as such-- your suggestions for discovery seemed to be dripping with sarcasm more than shock.

like, not having access to your cousin's pirate tapes or you local video store that closed in 2002 deserves mockery? i find that smug.

but hey, maybe i'm "sensitive." sue me.

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Neg repped and blocked.

noooo! my heart. i'm mortally wounded

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but seriously man, that still looks like a putdown. fuck you twice and let's just move on.

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Old 12.01.2016, 12:13 PM   #968
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^ what he said minus the neg repping and blocking stuff

I just thought the same thing evillove did. Monty Python = Beatles of comedy.. Shakespeare of comedy. I pretty much just go through life assuming that the only people who don't love MP are the people who hate MP for one reason or another. And a lot of their classic stuff was born on Flying Circus.

I don't personally have the series on DVD or anything either though. No disrespect intended.

Edit: EL's comment also reminded me of that scene in High Fidelity when Rob lists "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as one of his favorite track 1, side 1 songs of all time. And then Barry says something like "How about the Beatles? Or fucking Beethoven?!"

Hah.
be a surprised as you like, but i had wide access to the biggest video rental places in DC and we never saw such tapes. only the movies which i've watched several times. i've always asked around and never saw them.

i need new different cousins. preferrably outside of the 3rd world country where they live, speaking mexican, far from the light.

anyway this is just the first time i find it on a rental. just saw it on amazon and fuck if i'm gonna pay $300 for a tv show.
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Old 12.01.2016, 12:31 PM   #969
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Ok. You can have the last word.

(Ha! See what I did?)

I've been 100% fucking with you all day, in good jesting fun. We're not communicating well. I'm guessing the problem is that I'm a better person than you in every respect.

btw, did you finish CRISIS IN SIX ACTS? I watched the first episode and got a "good but not great" vibe, but I can see how it could improve as it goes on.

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Old 12.01.2016, 12:33 PM   #970
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be a surprised as you like, but i had wide access to the biggest video rental places in DC and we never saw such tapes. only the movies which i've watched several times. i've always asked around and never saw them.

i need new different cousins. preferrably outside of the 3rd world country where they live, speaking mexican, far from the light.

anyway this is just the first time i find it on a rental. just saw it on amazon and fuck if i'm gonna pay $300 for a tv show.

I swear I wasn't trying to be snarky. I just thought evollove's reply was funny in a "we're laughing together!" kind of way.

Like I said, I don't have that stuff either, never have.
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Old 12.01.2016, 12:38 PM   #971
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Shouldn't have said anything. Meant zero offense to anyone, but it doesn't really matter if someone took offense. My apologies Symbols.
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Ok. You can have the last word.

(Ha! See what I did?)

yes. it's fine! *cough* chervania! *cough*

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I've been 100% fucking with you all day, in good jesting fun. We're not communicating well. I'm guessing the problem is that I'm a better person than you in every respect.

i know you are... for sure all smug liberals are better than me. i'm just a garden variety liberal. thus, inferior. brother, can you spare a dime?

but okay, i'll try to read your ironies with further care and maybe i'll guess the meaning correctly next time. i'll apply myself.

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btw, did you finish CRISIS IN SIX ACTS? I watched the first episode and got a "good but not great" vibe, but I can see how it could improve as it goes on.

haven't finished yet, have 2 episodes to go. i've been having a problem streaming amazon video down my satellite antenna lately, so i have it bookmarked for when i'm in faster internets.

up to episode 4 it's okay but not great or satisfyingly good. at times it's a bit too theatrical-- 2 people sitting in a room having a "dialogue", and it feels stilted, and the camera doesn't help because it just sits in the room. kinda like a soap opera. better than a soap opera for sure, and it has some funny lines, but it's missing something--it's not like i'm impatient to watch the rest, although i eventually will. 3 out of 5 i guess, so far.
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it is a "mockumentary" show about the residents of a low-budget tailer park in bumfuck Nova Scotia. The main characters are recidivist criminal lowlife who did not graduate high school and who have to constantly scheme to make money. The first 6 seasons or so are fucking genius shit, very well done, filmed in a very improvisational manner, where the actors flesh out their characters as they see fit. After season 7 they stopped filming on a location and bought out a trailer park to film in so the "look" of it changed a bit. If you have ever known or lived or been a poor person among a lot of other poor people it will hit home like a motherfucker. while it is very funny it is also extremely insightful as it shows the way that the lower-class canadians live.

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thanks dude, i'll add it to my tv show queue
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a great new Canadian comedy, IMO, is Letterkenny. I've finished season 1 and am now most of the way thru Dirk Gently, it's kind of so/so, I think, Douglas Adams never really did it for me that much.....

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I swear I wasn't trying to be snarky. I just thought evollove's reply was funny in a "we're laughing together!" kind of way.

Like I said, I don't have that stuff either, never have.

lol don't worry man. it was just some shit-talking. let's move on! moveon.org

yeah just sent you pm all good

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a great new Canadian comedy, IMO, is Letterkenny. I've finished season 1 and am now most of the way thru Dirk Gently, it's kind of so/so, I think, Douglas Adams never really did it for me that much.....

Letterkenny:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rSBmOgpcDE

wait, dirk gently is written by douglas adams?

i'll check out letterkenny

damn, so much teevee

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crisis in six scenes, part 2

SO, i just finished it during lunch (it was a long lunch)

overall i'd say it was... "cute." it wasn't really very good but it wasn't bad/unpleasant either. it had chuckleworthy jokes throughout, not a lot of big laughs. if you're a fan of the guy's work this will ring a lot of bells with stuff from bananas to bullets over broadway, etc etc.

overall though like i said the dialogue seemed a bit stilted and i noticed that there was a beat or two between each character. like, really long pauses. i don't know why-- seems like a directorial choice.

the funniest/my favorite character was elaine may, who plays frenchy's cousin may in small time crooks. she's so... peculiar, ha ha ha.

but overall it's kinda... a low blood pressure type of show. jokes/lines repeat too much, scenes moves slowly, jokes are telegraphed, etc. some people might get bored. ah, i really wanted to like it more.
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wait, dirk gently is written by douglas adams?



 
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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

in my confused brain i mixed it up with douglas coupland-- who is, well, canadian, and i imagined him writing shows--as novelists do now

 


[eta: of course he does TV now: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1194190/ }

too many douglases. like fairbanks.

 


but he wasn't canadian :/
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it is a "mockumentary" show about the residents of a low-budget tailer park in bumfuck Nova Scotia. The main characters are recidivist criminal lowlife who did not graduate high school and who have to constantly scheme to make money. The first 6 seasons or so are fucking genius shit, very well done, filmed in a very improvisational manner, where the actors flesh out their characters as they see fit. After season 7 they stopped filming on a location and bought out a trailer park to film in so the "look" of it changed a bit. If you have ever known or lived or been a poor person among a lot of other poor people it will hit home like a motherfucker. while it is very funny it is also extremely insightful as it shows the way that the lower-class canadians live.

so much drinking......

Ok now I want to see it.

Weird how that works yeah? Years of people screaming OMGWATCHTHISTHING in my face and I feel no need to. Then one paragraph Rob and it's all queued up.
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I watched a few TRAILER PARK BOYS. It reminded me of RENO 911: it's amusing and I like the characters, but I keep waiting for big laughs to come and they never do. And maybe I watched the wrong season but it wasn't at all improvisational. In fact, the acting kinda sucks. I liked it okay, but I didn't laugh out loud once.
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