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Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2012, 05:24:01 PM »
Heh...we have a receiver with the TV, Wii, Xbox, Playstation and computer all hooked up to it.  We use the Xbox as our main netflix and Hulu2 controller.  And we've lost the remote for our TV--so we have to figure out the menu commands by using the little buttons on the screen.   We don't have cable, though and there's no broadcast TV so we never change the TV setting--it's always just displaying whatever the receiver tells it to.  My 9YO regularly helps me figure out how to make things work.  :P

IF you have a iPad/iPod/iPhone or Android phone, you can look up an app called iRule (my friend swears by it) and I am trying to recall the star trek-ish universal I had. It was able to do a LOT of things with just a brand name and model. There are a few remotes out there you can configure to.

Offline Martee

Re: Misfits
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2012, 06:56:27 PM »
Heh...we have a receiver with the TV, Wii, Xbox, Playstation and computer all hooked up to it.  We use the Xbox as our main netflix and Hulu2 controller.  And we've lost the remote for our TV--so we have to figure out the menu commands by using the little buttons on the screen.   We don't have cable, though and there's no broadcast TV so we never change the TV setting--it's always just displaying whatever the receiver tells it to.  My 9YO regularly helps me figure out how to make things work.  :P

This is more or less my situation as well. Plus the AppleTV. My 5year-old is the one who usually helps me out when Mr. Martee isn't home, but he was at daycare earlier.

Thank you, Callie, by the way. While I eventually would have figured out how to turn it off, the instructions were helpful. (Turning it on was easy, actually- I used to use an iPod that was similar in design- and I am not above mashing every button over and over until I get the desired result ;) )

I'll have something to watch this weekend, now.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2012, 04:01:54 PM »
'She's a fucking Zombie yah!"

There is a classic line.. bwahahahahahahahaha

and boy does Ruddy is a whole BAG of issues.. geeze.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2012, 04:11:41 PM by Callie Del Noire »

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2012, 06:03:39 PM »
"This is art.."

"No..Fanny Bangers 2 is art.." LOL.. Ruddy is a hoot.

Offline Mason

Re: Misfits
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2012, 08:42:53 PM »
I've been marathon watching this on Hulu. Do you guys feel Rudy was an adequate replacement for Nathan? It's obvious that's his role. I do like Rudy's power though. It seems like there's a lot more they could do with it.

I'm personally open to a US version, but the characters really make the show. Whoever remakes it has a real challenge ahead of them. Anyway, I think I fell in love with Kelly's character over the course of the show. She had me at her headbutt in the season one. :)



Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2012, 08:45:58 PM »
The thing is.. they will beautify the kids.. they won't be your 'average' lowlife stoner, they'll be folks who can do maxin photo shoots.

Offline Mason

Re: Misfits
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2012, 08:56:13 PM »
I don't disagree, but it's not like the rest of the cast are eyesores. Kelly and Rudy are really the only ones who aren't stereo-typically attractive, imo. And Rudy doesn't show up until season three.

I think a bigger problem for them is trying to capture the essence of the show and characters like Nathan/Rudy without the language/nudity. The scene where Nathan is sunbathing is more raw and unflinchingly in your face than some porn.

Plus, it's not like they can take away the UK version. :)

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2012, 09:17:34 PM »
I doubt it's gonna show up on something like network tv or basic cable like USA/SyFy.. and I honestly think they will fuck it up.

Offline Cecilia

Re: Misfits
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2012, 09:54:36 PM »
I'm with Callie on this one--I can't think of any BBC show that has translated to American TV without significantly weakening the intent of the original show or being an inferior product. 

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2012, 10:01:41 PM »
I'm with Callie on this one--I can't think of any BBC show that has translated to American TV without significantly weakening the intent of the original show or being an inferior product.

I wouldn't go THAT far, despite that being the case more often than not, but I will say that I don't see this flying well with the network execs fucking up the chemistry.

Offline Mason

Re: Misfits
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2012, 01:31:31 PM »
I'm with Callie on this one--I can't think of any BBC show that has translated to American TV without significantly weakening the intent of the original show or being an inferior product.

What American adaptations are you referring to? Skins, Being Human? Skins (US) didn't do well in the US, but I haven't seen either version of that. I've heard the US version of Being Human follows its UK inspiration very closely, so if you've seen the latter it doesn't hold any surprises.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2012, 01:44:00 PM »
Let's see.. straight from names.. there is

Being Human..
Skins..
-some would argue the latest Torchwood series.. but I'm calling that a collaboration-
the there are..
Whose Line is it?

New names...
All in the Family.
Who wants to be a millionaire
American Idol



Uh..
Top Gear (gah.. stick with the original)

I know that <SHUDDER> reality TV shows were originally from the UK and Europe..

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ct-bbc-worldwide-productions-20120214,0,7217158.story
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 01:51:24 PM by Callie Del Noire »

Offline Mason

Re: Misfits
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2012, 01:54:45 PM »
Ahh thanks. :)

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2012, 02:00:58 PM »
Hollywood is rarely innovative or creative when they can 'steal' from other sources. Look at all the crap that that they give creative people in Hollywood. I mean.. Joss Whedon and Matt Groenig both caught ALL sorts of crap when they came out with Futurama and Firefly despite the fact at the time they were running rabidly successful shows. Both series went on to gain cult standing,  and I continually hope that something more will come out of Firefly now that Futurama is being made on Comedy Central.

Offline Mason

Re: Misfits
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2012, 06:07:32 PM »
I think the different formats matter a lot in how much risk studios may be willing to take. So far, these UK original series seem to run 6-8 episodes a season (at least the few I've seen). In comparison, US seasons are generally longer, sometimes much more so (22 episodes).

But if you want to call Hollywood generally unoriginal, I'm not going to disagree with that.  :)

So what did you guy think of Simon's resolution? I'm glad the show at least pointed out the loop problem and I'm not sure why Simon wouldn't want to try and change so details to break the cycle. The actors won't be coming back, so we're stuck with this timeline, but I like to think of it in steps. He first saves Alisha from the gunmen, then comes back the next time and she dies to the ghost cult leader. So this next time, hopefully he'll try to save her from both... well, at least that's what the sappy romantic in me wants.
 

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2012, 04:48:46 PM »
Be afraid. The guy producing the OC is supposedly behind the US version, which doesn't even have a network yet. 

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2012, 08:46:57 PM »
Well Season 4 came up on apple tv. :D

Offline Strangler

Re: Misfits
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2012, 10:39:52 AM »
I've been marathon watching this on Hulu. Do you guys feel Rudy was an adequate replacement for Nathan? It's obvious that's his role. I do like Rudy's power though. It seems like there's a lot more they could do with it.
I think they did a decent job seeing as Nathan was probably the one character that Misfits really couldn't afford to have to replace. My two cents Rudy is a lot more edgy character who utilities a different kind of humor. Rudy's jokes aren't meant to be laugh out loud funny, they're meant to fall flat. You get to appreciate it after a while, especially as his character fleshes out, but it's hella jarring at first.

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I'm personally open to a US version, but the characters really make the show.
I think the casting is equally important. I really like the show, but I feel as if some of their actors could have been stronger. Antonia Thomas (Alisha) never convinced me, while Season 4's two new characters haven't grabbed me at all.


Offline Moraline

Re: Misfits
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2012, 02:06:45 PM »
Losing Nathan was a major loss to the show. I found the show to feel very flat after he left. He was the only character in the group that I really liked.

Offline ulthakptah

Re: Misfits
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2012, 03:12:24 AM »
I was also very disappointed with the show past the point when Nathan left. but now in the most current episodes....
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whats even the point? None of them really have powers any more. They sold off all the good ones. Seriously who the fuck sells immortality, invisibility, and time travel? With the last episode I've seen, Curtis dies and and now none of the original five are there. It's just an annoying douche who can split into an asshole and a pussy, a wimp that can slowly slide things off shelves, and that girl who can see through things.

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Re: Misfits
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2012, 12:59:24 PM »
This show seems interesting. Never heard of it until here. But then I don't own a television.  Discovered that with the kids gone out of the house and all my time spent on the computer playing my games, then why bother with a TV.  But I keep hearing of shows that interest me.  Someone said something about Hula? That is where I can watch the shows on the internet?   I am also not an active internet user outside of the two games, IM, and the occasional site I am directed to by friends.  Like this one. I tend to stick with one thing and never move on. *laughs* 

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2012, 07:51:39 PM »
I'm so depressed now..just watched episode 4 of season 4..

sooo damn depressed.

Offline ulthakptah

Re: Misfits
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2012, 08:51:18 PM »
I'm so depressed now..just watched episode 4 of season 4..

sooo damn depressed.
I Know, Right?

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2012, 10:23:41 PM »
I Know, Right?

The Cav BETTER DAMN WELL COME BACK NOW.

Offline Cecilia

Re: Misfits
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2012, 10:24:52 AM »
Just watched the first episode of season 4 last night...I was so grossed out by the hack saw scene I don't know if I want to continue.  From the looks of things, it isn't likely to get any better, either.  Rudy is repulsive in a not funny way--Nathan pulled off the smarmy in a charming quirky way that Rudy just does not.  I just am not feeling the same 'quirky' love I was during season 1.  :(