The PokéCommunity Forums  

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Entertainment & Hobbies > Culture & Media
Sign Up Rules/FAQ Live Battle Blogs Mark Forums Read

Notices

Culture & Media This is where all of pop culture culminates and chats over a cup of joe. Here you can find discussions relating to the latest and greatest television shows, movies, music and literature, and much more!


Reply
Click here to go to the first staff post in this thread.  
Thread Tools
  #1476    
Old March 16th, 2013, 10:42 AM
Esper's Avatar
Esper
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shining Raichu View Post
The Good Wife is really good this season! So is Revenge... but those are the only two shows that I watch that are airing here at the moment. Grey's Anatomy is still on hiatus for some reason even I can't explain... it should have been back in early February.
Revenge! I see the ads for that whenever I watch Once Upon A Time. It looks so... cheeseballtastic. xD Once is also pretty good, but I think half of the reason is because I watch it with people who are really into it and it spills out. They've done some dumb things with the show (Belle in these last several episodes), and some characters (like Aurora and Mulan they belong together) seem to have been written out. It doesn't make the show unwatchable, but it still bugs me.
__________________

deviantart blog pair
Reply With Quote
  #1477    
Old March 17th, 2013, 08:00 PM
Antemortem's Avatar
Antemortem
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Send a message via Skype™ to Antemortem
Wow, you guys speaking of those television shows, specifically Revenge and The Good Wife, is making me realize how little television I watch in general, and what I do watch is limited to one or two shows on one or two different channels, and they're typically older shows or recycled episodes of currently-running shows. I mean, really, all I really watch weekly is Grey's Anatomy (and that just started recently!), Cougar Town, and maybe Justified. I can't seem to catch the shows that has everybody hooked, such as Duck Dynasty or The Walking Dead, so I gave up on those. :/
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1478    
Old March 18th, 2013, 11:50 AM
Mariah Carey's Avatar
Mariah Carey
what a feeling
Community Supporter Tier 4
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 42 wallaby way sydney
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
how is my favorite hangout thread doing
surely you haven't forgotten about me just yet
your almighty blast from the past

I haven't been watching much recent television as of late, nothing really encapsulates my attention nowadays, I enjoy Revenge, but that hasn't been able to grab hold of my heart and mind just yet!!! Lately, I've been powering through Will & Grace (all eight seasons, fabulous show) and classic seasons of The Simpsons. Bloody hell, I forgot how great a character Mr Burns is in the earlier seasons, and Ned was more than just a Christian!!! Crazy!!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1479    
Old March 18th, 2013, 12:09 PM
Mr Cat Dog's Avatar
Mr Cat Dog
Everything Will Be OK
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: London, UK
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Oh wait, Bob's Burgers is still on. Everyone should watch that! It's the closest descendant to The Simpsons that is actually good. It's much zanier than the previous show, but it does bear an awful lot of similarities!

(Pssssssst, David! Methinks it's time to change the thread title! :D)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1480    
Old March 18th, 2013, 01:58 PM
Antemortem's Avatar
Antemortem
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Send a message via Skype™ to Antemortem
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Cat Dog View Post
Oh wait, Bob's Burgers is still on. Everyone should watch that! It's the closest descendant to The Simpsons that is actually good. It's much zanier than the previous show, but it does bear an awful lot of similarities!
OHMYGOD! I don't necessarily watch Bob's Burgers that much, but I've seen an episode of it and what I saw was rather amusing. I should try to watch that again somewhere sometime because now that you mention it, it's going to run through my mind until I do. That also reminds me of a hilarious gif I found on tumblr the other day.



So simple yet so dryly humorous. XD
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1481    
Old March 18th, 2013, 05:14 PM
Mariah Carey's Avatar
Mariah Carey
what a feeling
Community Supporter Tier 4
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 42 wallaby way sydney
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
so what does the 20/20 experience mean exactly
is there some reference i'm not picking up????
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1482    
Old March 18th, 2013, 05:19 PM
Antemortem's Avatar
Antemortem
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Send a message via Skype™ to Antemortem
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harlequin View Post
so what does the 20/20 experience mean exactly
is there some reference i'm not picking up????
Why, it's Justin Timberlake's new album, of course! I believed it was released internationally three days ago.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1483    
Old March 18th, 2013, 11:22 PM
Mariah Carey's Avatar
Mariah Carey
what a feeling
Community Supporter Tier 4
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 42 wallaby way sydney
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
IM SO LAZY WHEN IT COMES TO LISTENING TO NEW MUSIC
APPARENTLY BEYONCE HAS A NEW SONG TOO...IT WILL BE LIKE TWO WEEKS UNTIL I LISTEN TO IT PROBABLY
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1484    
Old March 19th, 2013, 04:06 AM
Antemortem's Avatar
Antemortem
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Send a message via Skype™ to Antemortem
I usually am, too, but this just reached out and grabbed me and I had to listen to every song because almost all of them are really good, and that's rare in an album, especially of Timberlake's.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1485    
Old March 22nd, 2013, 11:48 AM
Esper's Avatar
Esper
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
I'm sad that David Bowie got knocked out of #1 US album last week by Bon Jovi. So close! And I mean, c'mon. Bon Jovi? Even the fans of them said it wasn't their best album, whereas Bowie's is seen as the best of his later albums and some even say it's among the best he's ever had. I had such high hopes for you, America. You let me down.
__________________

deviantart blog pair
Reply With Quote
  #1486    
Old March 22nd, 2013, 12:26 PM
CarcharOdin's Avatar
CarcharOdin
Master of The Universe
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Monterey, California, USA
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Being on #1 is based on sales, not on album quality.
__________________
CarcharOdin gets high on life to forget about drugs.
Reply With Quote
  #1487    
Old March 22nd, 2013, 06:11 PM
Antemortem's Avatar
Antemortem
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Send a message via Skype™ to Antemortem
If the top anything was based on the actual quality of the music, there are a lot of albums and songs that are rated highly that wouldn't have even made it off the ground.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1488    
Old March 23rd, 2013, 05:29 PM
Esper's Avatar
Esper
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
I know it's based on sales and that's why I was disappointed. Like, we came so close. It was like a shining beacon of hope. But now I'm happier because I read that Sigur Rós is coming out with a new album this summer.
__________________

deviantart blog pair
Reply With Quote
  #1489    
Old March 23rd, 2013, 10:04 PM
CarcharOdin's Avatar
CarcharOdin
Master of The Universe
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Monterey, California, USA
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
In other news, My Chemical Romance just broke up.


This is the most pleasing news about that band I have ever heard.
__________________
CarcharOdin gets high on life to forget about drugs.
Reply With Quote
  #1490    
Old March 24th, 2013, 02:46 AM
Axton's Avatar
Axton
hear me roar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Manchester
Gender: Male
For a minute, I thought you were gonna be upset about that and I was about to just close the thread and walk away forever. I know someone's probably gonna read this and wanna murder me but... damn; I thought they were awful after their first album which, in itself, was mediocre at best.

As for the whole album thing - sales is honestly the only objective measure of an album's "position", imo. The quality of the music is too subjective to be used on charts.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1491    
Old March 24th, 2013, 10:13 AM
Mr Cat Dog's Avatar
Mr Cat Dog
Everything Will Be OK
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: London, UK
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Yeah, popularity and quality should never be thought of as the same thing. It's a shame that many people unfortunately do think that, though. Including a large proportion of my friends, which disappoints me to no end.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1492    
Old March 25th, 2013, 11:08 AM
Esper's Avatar
Esper
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
But it's nice when something good is popular. You can feel good about it.
__________________

deviantart blog pair
Reply With Quote
  #1493    
Old March 25th, 2013, 02:48 PM
Antemortem's Avatar
Antemortem
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Send a message via Skype™ to Antemortem
Thing is, it's sad when something bad - and I speak in a sense that there is a such thing as knowing what bad music is without necessarily being subjective - is popular because it's a grim reflection on how people appreciate music nowadays. :x
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1494    
Old March 26th, 2013, 09:38 AM
Esper's Avatar
Esper
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
I think the worst part of bad music being popular is that people overlook good music. Like, not just you and me, but producers and people who could help a struggling artist get some publicity or whatnot.

Guess it's a lot easier with the interweb machine, but still. The internet is a big place and easy to get lost in.
__________________

deviantart blog pair
Reply With Quote
  #1495    
Old March 29th, 2013, 09:37 AM
Antemortem's Avatar
Antemortem
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Send a message via Skype™ to Antemortem
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scarf View Post
Guess it's a lot easier with the interweb machine, but still. The internet is a big place and easy to get lost in.
That it is, and with all the people trying to get discovered, there's bound to be many shattered dreams in the wake of those lucky enough to be stumbled upon.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1496    
Old March 29th, 2013, 04:31 PM
Thomas Wiencek's Avatar
Thomas Wiencek
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Gender: Male
Since the Beach Boys album "Pet Sounds" was considered the best album ever, has it ever won any awards?
Reply With Quote
  #1497    
Old March 29th, 2013, 04:37 PM
Antemortem's Avatar
Antemortem
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Send a message via Skype™ to Antemortem
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas Wiencek View Post
Since the Beach Boys album "Pet Sounds" was considered the best album ever, has it ever won any awards?
No, I don't believe it's won a single award.

Richard Griffiths died! That's greatly saddening.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1498    
Old March 29th, 2013, 04:45 PM
Thomas Wiencek's Avatar
Thomas Wiencek
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Gender: Male
Well? Why hasn't it won a single award?
Reply With Quote
  #1499    
Old March 30th, 2013, 09:39 AM
Esper's Avatar
Esper
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
Because some things are recognized in their own time and awards are usually given in the moment when things are still new and fresh in people's minds.

You wouldn't want to wait, say, ten years to give out the Oscars. In that time you might have too much hindsight and not think anything that year was very good. Or, more importantly, it wouldn't matter so long after the fact.
__________________

deviantart blog pair
Reply With Quote
  #1500    
Old April 1st, 2013, 02:07 PM
Mr Cat Dog's Avatar
Mr Cat Dog
Everything Will Be OK
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: London, UK
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
I think it'd be really interesting to have an award show that did that. I don't necessarily think that awards bodies would be so cynical as to think that nothing in a particular year was any good. If anything, the added hind sight can allow properties (whether it be film/music/whatever) that didn't have a lot of impact in their given year but found a second life later on to get their dues. Which can only be a good thing!
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25



All times are UTC -8. The time now is 12:50 PM.


Style by Nymphadora, artwork by Sa-Dui.
Like our Facebook Page Follow us on Twitter © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity™, pokecommunity.com.
Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.
All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity / PokéCommunity.com.
PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator.