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03-10-2014, 05:42 AM
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MasterDecoy,

Everything is overrated on imdb when it is new. If you follow it you will notice that for a lot of properties scores drop over time and then eventually level off at a more reasonable plateau.

Well, I have not checked it for TV shows, but it's true for movies.

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03-10-2014, 08:16 AM
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MasterDecoy,

Everything is overrated on imdb when it is new. If you follow it you will notice that for a lot of properties scores drop over time and then eventually level off at a more reasonable plateau.

Well, I have not checked it for TV shows, but it's true for movies.
couldnt of said it any better man

i get it, some people hate on imdb and there are alot of questionable ratings here and there but for the MOST part the "level off at a more reasonable plateau" thing is most definitely true, ive been on imdb long enough to see that most scores turn out to be deserving in the end, more so than any other site

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I liked the finale of True Detective, though I can understand people being disappointed. In the end I thought it was a surprisingly conventional ending to a pretty unconventional series. So in that aspect I was a little disappointed. I thought to myself they could go either way - either full-blown insanity (like the final episode of Twin Peaks, of which Pizzolatto is a huge fan) or something much more down to earth, and they went with the latter when part of me was pulling for the former.

I'd have to watch the series again front-to-back so see how my opinion of it holds up. I agree with what MasterDecoy wrote that, in the end, a lot of the knots in the plot might seem unnecessary or even misleading to the audience once you watch it with the knowledge of how it all shakes out in mind.

Either way, I haven't been pulled in by a show like that in ever. It was quite the experience.

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Cosmos isn't supposed to go very deep, it's a show to "ignite" the passion for science, it will tell you everything we know about science, but maybe not how those things work. It's really the same thing as the original Cosmos, just updated with the new knowledge.

Also, McFarlane is only responsible for bringing the show to Fox, that's what his involvement is. That and drawing the animations you'll see on the show.

I really enjoyed the first episode, and will watch the second for sure.

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Cosmos isn't supposed to go very deep, it's a show to "ignite" the passion for science, it will tell you everything we know about science, but maybe not how those things work. It's really the same thing as the original Cosmos, just updated with the new knowledge.

Also, McFarlane is only responsible for bringing the show to Fox, that's what his involvement is. That and drawing the animations you'll see on the show.

I really enjoyed the first episode, and will watch the second for sure.
Anyway, it's not everyone who really has the knowledge of science.

Even if it's a "dumbed down" version of what we know it's only good to give some knowledge.

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President Obama's introduction to Cosmos, it's the first time that I've witnessed a president introducing a TV show.


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Assuming its like the originL or even better: It's not just 'a TV show', I think it's cultural phenomena that should be mandatory viewing for everyone with a pulse. Cosmos deserves all that it's getting and Degrasse Tyson is a worthy successor to Sagan. ****, I wish every president did this. I wish they would use the clout of their to impress young kids, science IS cool and is considerably cooler when Degrasse Tyson tells you it is.

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I liked the finale of True Detective, though I can understand people being disappointed. In the end I thought it was a surprisingly conventional ending to a pretty unconventional series. So in that aspect I was a little disappointed. I thought to myself they could go either way - either full-blown insanity (like the final episode of Twin Peaks, of which Pizzolatto is a huge fan) or something much more down to earth, and they went with the latter when part of me was pulling for the former.

I'd have to watch the series again front-to-back so see how my opinion of it holds up. I agree with what MasterDecoy wrote that, in the end, a lot of the knots in the plot might seem unnecessary or even misleading to the audience once you watch it with the knowledge of how it all shakes out in mind.

Either way, I haven't been pulled in by a show like that in ever. It was quite the experience.
Just finished watching the finale and I have to agree with you and Master Decoy. I thought they rushed to the finish but it was riveting just the same. Probably the best TV mini-series I've ever seen. What I want to know is what king of sick twisted individual comes up with a story like that.

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What I want to know is what king of sick twisted individual comes up with a story like that.
True Detective is very well executed but it is not incredibly original. These plot points have been done before.

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Assuming its like the originL or even better: It's not just 'a TV show', I think it's cultural phenomena that should be mandatory viewing for everyone with a pulse. Cosmos deserves all that it's getting and Degrasse Tyson is a worthy successor to Sagan. ****, I wish every president did this. I wish they would use the clout of their to impress young kids, science IS cool and is considerably cooler when Degrasse Tyson tells you it is.

I highly recommend his star-talk podcast
Yep, enough with the culture of the dumb.

Being smart is the new beautiful #nerdtalk

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President Obama's introduction to Cosmos, it's the first time that I've witnessed a president introducing a TV show.

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couldnt of said it any better man

i get it, some people hate on imdb and there are alot of questionable ratings here and there but for the MOST part the "level off at a more reasonable plateau" thing is most definitely true, ive been on imdb long enough to see that most scores turn out to be deserving in the end, more so than any other site
Too many people on IMDB and too mainstream. Too many teenagers will lower a score if a film is a tad deep (comments like "I fell asleep" and "boring" are common ocurence).

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Too many people on IMDB and too mainstream. Too many teenagers will lower a score if a film is a tad deep (comments like "I fell asleep" and "boring" are common ocurence).
Meh. Generally speaking, I find the IMDB ratings to be quite reliable. From my experiences, everything under 6 is bad/not worth watching. 6-7 is fine. Anything over 7 is good.

But nothing serves you better than your own opinion.

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Meh. Generally speaking, I find the IMDB ratings to be quite reliable. From my experiences, everything under 6 is bad/not worth watching. 6-7 is fine. Anything over 7 is good.

But nothing serves you better than your own opinion.
Then you'll be missing out.

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Any examples of good movies rated under 6?

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Any examples of good movies rated under 6?
no not exactly at this moment. But horror movies often falls under what I'm talking about. Or small budget films. Or indie movies. I'll try to find some exemples.

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no not exactly at this moment. But horror movies often falls under what I'm talking about. Or small budget films. Or indie movies. I'll try to find some exemples.
Small budget movies and indies films are often rated high, from what I recall.

As for horror movies, well yeah... That's because most of them are terrible. Although I'm not really a fan of the genre, I must say.

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Small budget movies and indies films are often rated high, from what I recall.

As for horror movies, well yeah... That's because most of them are terrible. Although I'm not really a fan of the genre, I must say.
The last Todd Solondz, "Dark Horse": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1690455/?ref_=asrtt_sr_tt
Not his best, but definitely worth the watch.

Ken Park: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209077/?ref_=asrtt_sr_tt
Larry Clark was too shocking for some. You can say whatever you want about this movie, but the stir it caused makes this a must watch.

I spit on your grave: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0249380/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Cult classic. Influenced a ton of moviemakers.

Baise-Moi: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0249380/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Ok it was terrible and it didn't have any good cinematographic qualities, but lots of people loved it and became an instant cult classic.

Rubber: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1612774/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Weird concept but I thought it was pretty good.

Above 6, but "Killing Them Softly" had so many good things about it, I just can't understand the low score of 6.2, except for Brad Pitt fanboys finding this gem in the rough to be boring. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1764234/?ref_=nv_sr_1


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