Out of the Blue

Tiger King remained pretty amazing through the end. It was definitely a window into a world of unimagined weirdness. As social distancing rolls along, television recommendations you haven't yet followed can be a blessing. Last night MrsBlue and I finally got around to starting Ozark, which has been on so many people's must-watch list since it began. It's easy to see why, as we are already completely hooked. So it's nice to have a full three seasons to binge, even if it is just 10 episodes a season.

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Ozark is great! I'm on the 3rd season now. It's one of those shows where they have you on the side of the criminal haha!
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Ozmodan wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 17:57:
Don't know how you can watch that Tiger King. GF is hooked on it and not sure what she sees in that mess. I felt like I had to turn off most of my brain to watch it. Of all the good streaming media out there why is Tiger King such a hit? I did like Ozark though.

I can’t watch it but I think that is because I was familiar with the story. It had just the right amount of crazy Florida man to be interesting to follow. I think Slashdot (of all places) had a story on some part of it years ago. I thought it was amusing that everyone is picking up on it now, but I think the move from text to audio / video form also makes it much more sad than funny to me.
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Mar 30, 2020, 19:32
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Kxmode wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 15:29:
A megachurch in central Florida held packed services on March 29th despite dire warnings by the CDC and other health officials to promote social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Pastor Rodney Browne quoted a word-salad of random nonsense that flew in the face of any reasonable logic to follow the CDC's guidelines. It prompted Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister to seek an arrest warrant for the pastor. Chad said that he was negotiating with Mr. Browne's attorney to turn over his client to the authorities in Hernando County. The likely reason is due to the pastor having "an arsenal of weaponry" and "a vast security force."

Here's a religious gathering done right in the age of COVID19.
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Giant 'potentially hazardous' asteroid will fly safely by Earth in April.

Given the world's complete ineptitude in handling the novel coronavirus, God said "fuck it" and decided to start again from scratch.
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Ozmodan wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 17:57:
I felt like I had to turn off most of my brain to watch it. Of all the good streaming media out there why is Tiger King such a hit?
Because most people rarely turn their brains on....
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Mar 30, 2020, 17:57
 
Don't know how you can watch that Tiger King. GF is hooked on it and not sure what she sees in that mess. I felt like I had to turn off most of my brain to watch it. Of all the good streaming media out there why is Tiger King such a hit? I did like Ozark though.
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Mar 30, 2020, 17:17
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Mar 30, 2020, 15:39
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eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 15:33:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 15:29:
A megachurch in central Florida held packed services on March 29th despite dire warnings by the CDC and other health officials to promote social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Pastor Rodney Browne quoted a word-salad of random nonsense that flew in the face of any reasonable logic to follow the CDC's guidelines. It prompted Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister to seek an arrest warrant for the pastor. Chad said that he was negotiating with Mr. Browne's attorney to turn over his client to the authorities in Hernando County. Further, the sheriff added that the pastor has "an arsenal of weaponry" and "a vast security force."

Just remember that Farcry 5 wasn't THAT far from reality....

It's Korea Patient 31.
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Kxmode wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 15:29:
A megachurch in central Florida held packed services on March 29th despite dire warnings by the CDC and other health officials to promote social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Pastor Rodney Browne quoted a word-salad of random nonsense that flew in the face of any reasonable logic to follow the CDC's guidelines. It prompted Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister to seek an arrest warrant for the pastor. Chad said that he was negotiating with Mr. Browne's attorney to turn over his client to the authorities in Hernando County. Further, the sheriff added that the pastor has "an arsenal of weaponry" and "a vast security force."

Just remember that Farcry 5 wasn't THAT far from reality....
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Mar 30, 2020, 14:49
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Good on Busch, RIP, and Johnny Kras.

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Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 13:02:
Snort. Verizon just texted me, apparently they were giving everyone 15 GB of extra free data this month. So what. I never use the 3 GB I am paying for. Try giving me something of value, like perhaps don't charge me this month...
CricketWireless gave 10gb of free hotspot for the next 2 pay periods (your phone has to support the feature, mine does)
It's of value to me and I'll use it.
I'll just have to find some other reason to yell at the clouds, I'm sure I will. Wink
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Snort. Verizon just texted me, apparently they were giving everyone 15 GB of extra free data this month. So what. I never use the 3 GB I am paying for. Try giving me something of value, like perhaps don't charge me this month...
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Beamer wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 10:39:
Verno wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 10:35:
I've always thought 8-10 episodes is the ideal format. You avoid the filler content that used to plague a lot of network TV. It also feels more manageable and let's me watch other stuff.

Couldn't agree more. Look at a show like Fringe, which got stronger as it got shorter.

22-26 episodes is heavy filler. 8-12 is right. A few definitely have enough meat to do 16, but any more than that in a year turns into episodes that either tread water, or take a boring trip away from the main thread.

Funnily enough the only shows where I want more and not less are animated adaptions of DnD campaigns. Record of Lodoss War could have used 50 more episodes easily, just to flesh out characters and enemies properly. And the critical role campaign 1 adaption has 120 episodes each 4-5 hours as SOURCE. Fitting that in 12 episodes for the "prequel" and 12 episodes fo the "proper" campaign is already a daunting task that will 100% require cutting out huge chunks and entire side-plots and even the famous long-cons that are pulled in that campaign. I mean, do YOU spice?
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Mar 30, 2020, 10:39
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Verno wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 10:35:
I've always thought 8-10 episodes is the ideal format. You avoid the filler content that used to plague a lot of network TV. It also feels more manageable and let's me watch other stuff.

Couldn't agree more. Look at a show like Fringe, which got stronger as it got shorter.

22-26 episodes is heavy filler. 8-12 is right. A few definitely have enough meat to do 16, but any more than that in a year turns into episodes that either tread water, or take a boring trip away from the main thread.
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I've always thought 8-10 episodes is the ideal format. You avoid the filler content that used to plague a lot of network TV. It also feels more manageable and let's me watch other stuff.
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Mar 30, 2020, 10:19
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We watched the trailer for Ozark this weekend, and still don't even understand what it's about, so we haven't jumped on it.
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Mar 30, 2020, 10:13
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SGN needs a cutting onions warning.

Blue, Ozark is awesome.
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