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Apr 16, 2024, 11:28 PM
 
Ren & Stimpy.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Ren & Stimpy.
Was never a kids show. Not really.
     
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Apr 17, 2024, 09:20 AM
 
Bluey is arguably a parenting show that kids can watch, too.
     
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Apr 17, 2024, 11:45 AM
 
Very different shows. I lived the Ren & Stimpy era, but it really is more of a subversive pre-teen & older show.

Bluey is a true kids show that can be genuinely enjoyed by all ages.
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Apr 17, 2024, 04:37 PM
 
Neither of these traits disqualified MAD Magazine from being the total shit when I was 7.
     
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Apr 18, 2024, 01:31 PM
 
I mean this is probably a generational thing. I can’t exactly remember what MAD was like, but I’m pretty sure no 7yos I know of would be reading it today.
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Apr 18, 2024, 01:51 PM
 
Why?

That’s not a challenge. Well… not yet at least.

I can think of dozens of possibilities, but I’m not sure which you think are relevant.
     
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Apr 18, 2024, 03:50 PM
 
Again, I haven’t seen a MAD magazine in maybe 25 years, but the obvious answer is that I don’t think the content was terribly appropriate for most 7yos I know.

It’s the same reason my kids haven’t yet watched Princess Mononoke or Blair Witch Project, or read 1984. I’m sure they will at some point, but I don’t think they’re ready yet.

Bluey is a really great show.
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Apr 18, 2024, 05:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Why?.
Because practically no one under the age of 50 or so reads magazines?
     
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Again, I haven’t seen a MAD magazine in maybe 25 years, but the obvious answer is that I don’t think the content was terribly appropriate for most 7yos I know.
Here’s one I distinctly remember. Where I got it says it’s from 1974. If true, I must have read a reprint, so I couldn’t tell you how old I was.



The last panel on this page is where they decided to draw the line.



The rest is three more pages of the same, which I’ll spare you because it’s rather tedious.


In terms of what we’re talking about, the beauty of this cartoon is the structure is about as complicated as Sesame Street. It provides unambiguous guidance to the more complicated themes it presents.

That’s what stands out to me as the bigger question with MAD of that era. Is it giving guidance a parent is comfortable with?
     
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Apr 18, 2024, 08:36 PM
 
I remember reading mad when I was maybe 12ish? I liked the folding pages. But then I had older siblings to leave things like that around.
Ren and Stimpy is def not a kids show.
I've only seen a little Bluey but it looks calming and not terribly annoying. (I think I watched a few episodes when I was sick and could find nothing else on.)
     
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Apr 19, 2024, 08:53 AM
 
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I like how all of the normal baseball players are on pointe. That's how you know that they're weak and to be mocked.
     
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Apr 19, 2024, 05:25 PM
 
I’m honestly not sure how facetious you’re being. Sorry for being slow.
     
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Apr 22, 2024, 05:14 AM
 
Fallout

Liked the first 30 mins. Sat though the rest. Not sure I can be motivated to watch more. In some ways it feels like I've seen it all before in other shows. Unfair? The youth seem to like it very much.

At least its not Rebel Moon.
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Apr 22, 2024, 05:27 AM
 
My dad said he’d watch it, so we’ll get around to it sooner or later.

The original game is one of my favorites of all time.
     
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Apr 23, 2024, 08:09 PM
 
Yeah, it’s interesting. Through 3 episodes myself. It’s kind of like a Silo **Ricky Gervais voice** without all that….prestige. Not necessarily in a bad way, it just really embraces the gore and schlock.
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Apr 24, 2024, 09:11 AM
 
3 Body Problem

No mentions or discussions so far? I had reasonably low expectations but I have to say I was hooked from minute 1 to minute the end. Benedict Wong is excellent, nanofibre babe is... not.
Red Wedding adjacent scene in Ep5 is mad but manages not to overwhelm the show. Cast is established to be as expendable as they were in GoT, which is fun!
A solid 9/10 watch.
minus half a point for weak assing the theme tune/opening credits especially after GoT
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Apr 24, 2024, 01:13 PM
 
So, Shogun wrapped-up last night. Thoughts?
     
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Apr 24, 2024, 08:21 PM
 
3 Body Problem was just not good in my opinion. But that one scene with the ship was quite a spectacle.

Shogun is not perfect — the main actor seems to be channeling a homeless man’s Tom Hardy which is throwing me off — but it’s really good after 7 episodes.
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Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
Shogun is not perfect — the main actor seems to be channeling a homeless man’s Tom Hardy which is throwing me off — but it’s really good after 7 episodes.
LOL. Olds, like me, see him channeling Richard Burton. He’s doing a really spot-on impersonation. I suppose that implies Tom Hardy is an imitation Burton as well.
     
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Apr 25, 2024, 02:44 PM
 
I read “Richard” and assumed you’d end with “Chamberlain”.
     
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Apr 25, 2024, 02:54 PM
 
The second Cosmo Jarvis first spoke in episode 1, I was “goddamn, that’s a dead-on Richard Burton he’s doing.”
     
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Apr 25, 2024, 04:05 PM
 
I haven’t seen it yet, so I still associate it with the 1980 version.
     
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Apr 25, 2024, 04:28 PM
 
I honestly cannot recall ever watching that one. Weird. I remember it being all the rage, but I sure can’t recall watching.
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Apr 27, 2024, 12:29 PM
 
I watched it, but remember very little. I would have been 9.

One Chamberlain joint I didn’t see, but remember being all the rage was The Thorn Birds. This just irritated me for preempting shows I wanted to watch.

Peak Chamberlain for me were the Musketeer movies..
     
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Star Trek: Prodigy (originally on nick and paramount+, since moved to Netflix)

This is a CGI animated show, generally billed as a kid show. It does work for kids, but they put in the effort to serve adults too.

If you liked the 90s treks (TNG, DS9, Voy), then Prodigy has what is lacking in more recent fare. I enjoyed Season 1 all the way through (S2 will be generally released sometime this year). The show opens approximately 5 years after Voyager returned to Earth.
     
 
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