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This place has always been about entertainment, and when I completely vetoed calling it 'Other Entertainment' (because, bleh!), General Entertainment became the most natural option. Like when Facebook or Twitter changes their interface, everyone always comes around in the end. Hopefully this'll be the same for you guys! :D
But General Entertainment is just so.... generic. I do appreciate that you vetoed Other Entertainment and with time we will of course adjust as is human nature. But you never quite get over the loss of a loved one... you just move on.
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    But General Entertainment is just so.... generic. I do appreciate that you vetoed Other Entertainment and with time we will of course adjust as is human nature. But you never quite get over the loss of a loved one... you just move on.
    If you're still calling General Entertainment "Generic Entertainment," then maybe we should think of something... creative.

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    ...uhm, any of those appeal to you?
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    Why not just call it the Pop Culture forum so we can have PC in our PC?

    And the walking dead? Have they made a zombie TV show? Ugh. There's already too much zombie-media at the moment and with Halloween coming it's just gonna get worse.

    No, right now TV is all about Downton Abbey and Once Upon A Time. Please tell me someone is watching one of those.
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    I think it's too generic honestly. What... actually belongs in this place now? Say a debate in my section cropped up about the effect of media on people's perception of whatever does that even go here or... what? And what about sports and stuff? Confused ugh. I imagine Andy's thinking this kinda stuff for OVP too. ~_~
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    ^^But I feel like that would fit in here. I see Other Chat and Discussions as a place where debates on peoples rights, news, current events, laws etc. so anything whose focal point is entertainment would be here. And I always saw Other Voting Polls as a place for pols/surveys about people's life and their lifestyle, their personality, features about their life - not what their favorite football team is. That's my take at least.

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    Why not just call it the Pop Culture forum so we can have PC in our PC?

    And the walking dead? Have they made a zombie TV show? Ugh. There's already too much zombie-media at the moment and with Halloween coming it's just gonna get worse.
    That's what I used to think at first too: "Ugh, not another zombie thing, zombies are the next vampires, let's get over this trend already..."

    But then when I watched it, it's less about the zombies (which are called walkers (it sounds less ridiculous/magical to me at least)) and about the people's reactions. It's almost like Lord of the Flies, how some people try and keep everything normal, how a leader emerges, how some go crazy. And it's also a horror/suspense movie wrapped up in an hour long episode! It's really dark and intense.
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    But then when I watched it, it's less about the zombies (which are called walkers (it sounds less ridiculous/magical to me at least)) and about the people's reactions. It's almost like Lord of the Flies, how some people try and keep everything normal, how a leader emerges, how some go crazy. And it's also a horror/suspense movie wrapped up in an hour long episode! It's really dark and intense.
    The Lord of the Flies aspect is primarily why I don't like zombie stories so I'll still pass.

    But kudos for having a horror/suspense television show be successful. It must have good people writing it.
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    I have Season 1 of Downton Abbey on DVD and I so badly want to watch it! I just haven't gotten around to it though. I will get there though, and then you and I will talk about it forever, Scarfy!

    ...in General Entertainment.
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    Yes, Downton Abbey. Let's make a subforum for British Entertainment. Cheerio! Of course all it would have in it would be Doctor Who, Sherlock, and period pieces.
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      Yes, Downton Abbey. Let's make a subforum for British Entertainment. Cheerio! Of course all it would have in it would be Doctor Who, Sherlock, and period pieces.
      I have one thing to say to that...


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        Yes, Downton Abbey. Let's make a subforum for British Entertainment. Cheerio! Of course all it would have in it would be Doctor Who, Sherlock, and period pieces.
        I'd be complied to flood it with pieces of Scottish music and Irish comedy in order to balance out our great united britain.
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        A whole subforum dedicated to The Beatles.
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          It's settled then. Looks like we have enough reasons to do it.

          British Entertainment subforum, please.
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          Does anybody still talk about James Bond? Is that still a relevant part of culture or media?
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            Does anybody still talk about James Bond? Is that still a relevant part of culture or media?
            The twenty-third movie is coming out very soon. November 9th over here, but Europe and some other areas get it a couple weeks before us. Lucky.

            So yes, people are talking about Bond. And I've had James Bond discussions with many a person. Expect there to be a "Skyfall" topic in the new BE subforum... if it gets made. Heck, Adele's theme song to it is worthy enough of a topic in there.

            I think the hiatuses lately and that the previous three movies were 2002, 2006, and 2008 might be why Bond has fallen to the curb. If they can start making one every other year again - and do it right - they can return Bond to his former glory.

            Sad that this is likely Judi Dench's last film as M. Hopefully her successor can be as fierce as she...
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            Does anybody still talk about James Bond? Is that still a relevant part of culture or media?
            You didn't watch the opening ceremonies to the Olympics, did you?

            And at this very moment my roommate is painting her nails with a polish called 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service.'
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              I didn't watch the opening ceremonies to the olympics..

              I know, I know.. bad me :ccc

              And I love James Bond!
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              Ugh, James Bond.

              My main problem is that the exact same thing happens in each movie.
              • Gets mission
              • Gets cool gadgets
              • Fights bad guy, loses/bad guy gets away
              • Meets girl (she tries to kill him)
              • Meets another girl
              • Oh no! The girl is with the bad guys! :O
              • Is captured
              • Escapes
              • Fight scene wit Girl
              • Fight scene with bad guys
              • Explosions
              • Mission completed.
              Sorry, that's kind of cynical, but that's James Bond in my mind. I mean, at least Pokemon has a new region, a different evil team/evil team motive and different Pokemon...


              I wouldn't mind a Beatles subforum. ^_^
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              Ugh, James Bond.

              My main problem is that the exact same thing happens in each movie.
              • Gets mission
              • Gets cool gadgets
              • Fights bad guy, loses/bad guy gets away
              • Meets girl (she tries to kill him)
              • Meets another girl
              • Oh no! The girl is with the bad guys! :O
              • Is captured
              • Escapes
              • Fight scene wit Girl
              • Fight scene with bad guys
              • Explosions
              • Mission completed.
              Sorry, that's kind of cynical, but that's James Bond in my mind. I mean, at least Pokemon has a new region, a different evil team/evil team motive and different Pokemon...


              I wouldn't mind a Beatles subforum. ^_^
              But, you're missing out on the most important part of the Bond franchise! The sexy girls who help him out and invariably have sex with him during the movie, or just before the end credits start rolling! I don't want to call them Bond girls, because a Bond girl can also be evil, but you know who I mean, right? Honey Ryder, Cloyster Galore (my personal favorite), Miranda Frost etc. Though Miranda turned out to be evil soooo idk what point I'm making here. But yeah, don't forget the infamous sexual trysts!
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              OH MY GOD HOW COULD I FORGET THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              Here is the new and improved list of Bond essentials.
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              • Sex with girl
              • Gets mission
              • Sex with girl
              • Gets cool gadgets
              • Sex with girl
              • Fights bad guy, loses/bad guy gets away
              • Sex with girl
              • Meets (Sex with girl) girl (she tries to kill him)
              • Sex with girl
              • Meets (Sex with girl) another girl
              • Sex with girl
              • Oh no! The (Sex with girl) girl is with the bad guys! :O
              • Sex with girl
              • Is captured
              • Sex with girl
              • Escapes
              • Sex with girl
              • Fight scene with (Sex with girl) Girl
              • Sex with girl
              • Fight scene with bad guys
              • Sex with girl
              • Explosions
              • Sex with girl
              • Mission completed.
              • Sex with girl


              I think that sums it up.
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              how in the hell is it not like just a porn movie then :p
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              how in the hell is it not like just a porn movie then :p
              Because the Bond girls aren't being played by Linda Lovelace and Sasha Grey!
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                Not every Bond film follows that formula exactly (I mean, look at Licence to Kill), and many of them are entertaining for various reasons. Sure, the franchise just turned 50 a week ago, but it's a fascinating subject of discussion with how the series has changed with the times. It's still a very relevant ordeal, and as was mentioned in another topic, Bond drinks Heineken now. If booze companies want product placement even if it ruins nostalgia, then there's obviously a lot of money involved.

                Seriously, it's one of my favourite film series, because of the villains and plots and action... more so than the girls, really :-X
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                Wow, I seriously had no idea Bond was still a thing. I knew they were still making the movies for reasons unfathomable to me, but I had no idea people actually talked about them or even said "huh, those are good movies!" in 2012.

                I think it's outdated and it's time the franchise dies out.
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                I think it's outdated and it's time the franchise dies out.
                I agree with this. There comes a time when a show or movie franchise should end, to preserve the quality the show once had, before it becomes painful to watch. And then once it is finally done, it feels like it happened waaaaay too late. Like with Heroes. Or The Office. D:
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                Well, The Office is ending this season (next season??? idk what season they are up to in America), so sigh no more, sigh no more. Your pain will soon be over.
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