TV AfterParty

Continuing the discussion from TV Party (Part 1) - #2022 by Tulpa.

Previous discussions:

I feel that, Sliders was terrible in so many ways. It was like a reverse of the Simpsons, where all of the lore building was done in the attempt to rush towards a big finale on what was essentially a completely episodic show for the first several seasons.

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I don’t think highly of GRRM’s politics but they were a hell of a lot better than Sliders’ basic libertarian-conservative lens

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I’ve been watching The Kingdom, a 1990s hospital show by Lars von Trier. I’m finding it entertaining. It’s kind of understated and over the top at the same time. I like how, during the closing credits of each episode, von Trier steps out and comments a little on the episode and the series.

Previously the only things I’d seen by this director were Melancholia (which I thought was decent) and Antichrist (which I still don’t think I can offer a coherent opinion on, even years later, but it’s not one I can imagine ever recommending to anyone in any context).

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i remember that show because it got a shitty US remake, and i am also certain it’s the primary inspiriation for darkplace

the shitty US remake i mean

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Ah, Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital. I remember watching the first couple of episodes when it came out. I was in high school and I was a huge King fan. This was right when he was finally finishing his high fantasy / sci-fi Dark Tower series, and he was in peak “expanded universe” mode. All of his books had little character cameos and lore tie-ins to his other books. Even this remake of a Lars von Trier show tied in to The Dark Tower in a few ways! I remember there was a moment in the first episode where, over the hospital intercom, a nurse paged a doctor with a name that suggested he just might be the villain from The Stand. The darktower dot net forums were ablaze that evening. The show was garbage.

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That’s interesting. I was aware that Darkplace referenced some specific show, but I guess I’ve never been curious enough to look up what it was.

(This reminds me that I’ve never watched the movie Airplane! is based on. I probably should at some point.)

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all game of thrones shows would be better if every episode ended with a montage of all the things grrm is doing instead of finishing writing the series

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just closing credits playing over grrm fishing at sunset, in a comically small rowboat

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would watch a Fishing with GRRM miniseries

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just put him together with john lurie for half an hour and see what they get up to

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i tried rewatching sliders as an adult, and it’s just a very boring, stupid show. also there’s a “soviet america” episode in season 1 where communism is just nazis with a different logo

but i guess they couldn’t have used a swastika on us network tv or something?

there was a great pilot/tv movie from the early 2010s called parallels, but unfortunatley, nothing else ever came of it. so i guess the best altenate universes tv show is still magical shopping arcade abenobashi

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the sliders guy left tng s1 over “creative differences” which i have to wonder as such a publicly avowed libertarian if it was just literally having to deal with gene roddenberry’s politics. early tng being such an [evolved beyond money and interpersonal conflict] thing sounds like a nightmare to the kind of 90s guy who complains about “political correctness”.

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Sliders, the one with the awful logo and that guy from Jerry Maguire. That show always looked like it was the scifi equivalent of like, Hercules or VIP so I actively avoided it.

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it might have had a brainless nazi as their lead actor, but without hercules, we would have never got xena

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Barely related but here’s a v good pic of Xena I came across yesterday:

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season 1 also has a ‘feminazi’ episode (where Hilary Clinton is president lol)

It played out like something out of a Rush Limbaugh rant

Truly nothing good about it

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I know this is hard to believe, but it was a lot worse than Hercules

There’s an episode set in a sky mall where everyone lives and then spends their money in an endless cycle of consumerism, and also a gender swapped version of the main character.

I am not necessarily posing this as being in opposition to your point

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WAIT is this the one where Remy becomes a sugar baby to a rich older woman???

Or is there another episode about men being oppressed

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