Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by Tank

  1. Tank

    rank titles

  2. 1. Keaton, just because that movie was such an event and moment for me as a kid. 2. Kevin Conroy. He counts and is the best. 3. Pattinson, if we’re being real, probably my actual live action favorite. 4. Ben Affleck. He had a great look and vibe, but Zack Snyder having a fundamental misunderstanding of the character tanked it. 5. Bale. I never liked, or actually even understood, how he and his movies are so revered. It was all very meh. 6. Clooney and Kilmer— ehhhh. Honestly, the older I get, the more I just feel like Adam West was perfect.
  3. It’s not his age it’s that he looks older than dirt.
  4. I always picture Jonathan Banks in the cushiest trailer possible in the desert and they deliver him via golf cart right to his mark:
  5. Apparently, it was a running joke in the BB writer's room that they would come up with things for Saul as a way to blow off steam. As the comic relief they would spin out on wacky subplots for him as a break from how heavy BB got. (Though I maintain BB is actually frequently hilarious). At some point they actually started saying "save that for the Saul spin off" and somebody, likely Gould or the writer's assistant did. They kept track of every thing Saul said that pertained to his life away from Walt and Jesse (mentioning his name was "McGill;" mentioning Iganacio and Lalo when Walt and Jesse threaten him, all that sort of stuff. I actually remember when the show was first announced there were rumors it was actually going to be a half hour comedy. For my money, the ONLY thing I feel like I needed a mention of, at least before the last few episodes, was Jimmy having a love of laser tag.
  6. I watch streaming, so no commercials on my end. Part of the mastery of this show was that at first I felt like parts of it were a bit on the nose, and that his flip back to Jimmy wasn't motivated-- but it really comes through via those flashbacks. I love that a bit with Walt, a bit with Chuck, and a bit with Mike (all has flashbacks since they're all dead) tell a story-- that jimmy was always always focused on the money, and he finally confessed realizing that he needed some form of love. Things that made me most happy: 1. The flashbacks. I had a feeling we'd get a Chuck flashbacks since they've done that before. And I HOPED there'd be one for Mike given that last week's was hardly a farewell moment for him. And I suspected there'd be one with Walt given that we got that bonus moment with Jesse last week, but nothing with Walt. You don't waste Bryan Cranston. I was SO HAPPY they all got a moment, and they were all in keeping with how they'd appeared in Saul's world,. but also spoke to their own character, AND became the thematic through-line for Saul to come clean. 2. On top of that, Marie got a good farewell moment as well. I always thought she and Jesse were a little short-changed in the BB finale. Jesse got El Camino, and Marie was able to have a great moment here. 3. Jimmy and Kim shared a cigarette against a wall. I think Kim was left in an interesting spot. It's hinted that she's maybe ready to stop living a passive life. I love her volunteering her time as it harkens back to her doing the pro bono stuff... but also, remember the pro bono stuff was how she offset her being influenced by Jimmy being shifty. The more she got into conning people, the more pro bono work she did. When she decided to take down Howard, she went full pro bono. She got into see Jimmy by doing a bit of conning-- also, VERY IMPORTANT, she was back in heels and not suburban mom sneakers. She can't legit practice law any more, but I don't think she's going back to her meek Florida existence either. If they want to wait a few years while Rhea ages up a bit to match how Kim would look in present day,. I'm ALL IN on a Kim spin off. Would have liked if Nacho and Howard got little moments, but there wasn't room for everything. Overall, like Breaking Bad, this is one of the few shows EDVER to stay consistently good, AND stick the landing with their finale. Of course Jimmy is popular in prison, will he be in forever? Who knows! One thing I did forget when I made my prediction about Saul not having any more enemies... I had totally spaced (until I saw somebody post the BB clip of Jesse kicking Saul's ass) that Jimmy/Saul had instigated the whole storyline of Jesse's common-law stepson being poisoned. Had I remembered that, I would almost have wondered if Jesse was going to come for him in the end, especially knowing Aaron Paul was back... though I suppose that would put it AFTER El Camino, which was such a great place for Jesse to end. post script-- Vince Gilligan proves himself to be a class act by letting Peter Gould write and direct the finale while he himself did the penultimate episode. Vince gets a lot of the glory., but Gould had been a writer on BB and essentially developed the idea for Saul as a spin off independently with Vince's blessing. As it came together, Vince helped push it through to get made obviously, and then came aboard. He got the press, but it was just as much Gould's show, and he deserved to get the last episode.
  7. It's funny-- none of it seems abstract to me, this is how I think and organize my thoughts. I've been doing it a long time now, so maybe it's just second nature. But if you show me a spreadsheet with numbers i will get physically nervous and annoyed.
  8. It’s almost like the gene episodes are another show as well. Jimmy, then Saul after Chuck dies, then Gene— they each have a slight, but distinctively different feel.
  9. That really drives home how far the show travelled. It was like after Chuck died all the characters moved to a different show. Totally intentional, this show has been perfectly planned, but still quite the journey.
  10. This show is a masterclass in everything. Conning for decades and getting away with (more or less) murder... and it's a little old lady from Omaha that brings it all down thanks to his hubris.
  11. One of my good friends is on the GOT prequel. She’s had a blast. She hasn’t given me any spoilers, but when the writers are happy that generally means production has gone well. She’s already on to season 2.
  12. It was me. juat kidding I was busy having sex
  13. Tank

    The Batman

    I don't buy it. DC literally has HUNDREDS OF HOURS of crappy TV with b-rate superheroics. Arrow, Flash, Legends, Supergirl, Superman-- yet somehow this one can't be seen because it doesn't fit the mandate for Max? They'll dump anything on there. This movie must be a complete shit show.
  14. My thought about Kim is this... All of Jimmy's foils are dead. Howard-- dead. Lalo-- dead. Fring and Hector, also dead by Gene-time. In Gene's current scheming and conning timeline of 2010, there's not a heavy. The only antagonist at this point is "the heat." But that is a concept, not a face. Technically, the only face to the heat we ever got was a cameo by Hank, but also he's dead now... for that matter, so are Walt and Mike. (Mike needing some sort of denouement on this show is something they also need to figure out... I hope the flashback wasn't it for him). Jesse doesn't have enough beef with Saul to come out of the woodwork to clip him. You can't have a series finale of a crimey-thriller show without a showdown of some sort... and you can't have a showdown without two sides. There's really only one person left. I think the finale is going to be Jimmy/Saul/Gene vs. Kim. Has she set up her own criminal empire and he's HER loose end to burn? Has she taken a deal with the feds and gets involved with luring him into being caught? Do they get back together? The climax of this season/series is going to be some sort of showdown between Kim and Saul.
  15. Tank


    Pretty amazing what a budget will do. You can just tell it's so much more epic than Boba Fett and Obi-Wan. I know part oof that is they started filing this during Mando S2 before they tightened the purse strings. Also know the show-runner Tony Gilroy is big enough he can push them to get what he wants.
  16. I am 47. I look 37. My body FEELS like it is 57. I dress like I'm 27. I see other people my age and most of the time I feel like a different species from them.
  17. I’ve never broken up a marriage.
  18. Sooooo… I’m responsible for this. Well, me and about a four hundred other people, but I wrote it…
  19. It took me the whole episode to realize he was conning Carol Burnet.
  20. You guys also need to remember I don't work a normal 9-5 job. I get lots of rest.
  21. Just did a speedy, on in the back ground, half-paying attention rewatch of seasons 1-3. The rules of the upside down are NOT consistent. Something SUPER not consistent is Elle's ability to mind-walk. At first she needs the depro tank-- to the point that it is a half an episode to jury rig one at the end of S1. On S2 and 3 she's able to do it with white noise, and in S4, it's back to needing the tank. YES, she did level up and back to zero from S2-4, but that is never really explained in relation to her mind-walking. My big thoughts though... I know why I have issues with this show. In the 80s, I would even replay my favorite movies with myself inserted in. I usually made my own wold family/mash-up/shared universe stories in my head putting all my favorite movies together. This was actually how I started writing. Stranger Things could have been an adaption of that. Obviously, this was the whole pitch from the Duffer's, to pay homage to everything horror and scifi from the 80s in one story. I love that part. I also think they create and cast great characters. no one on the show is a weak link cast wise. Every season they add another great person. The strength of this show is the cast. Honestly, on a half-baked rewatch, I paid more attention to the character scenes, the bickering kids, and the romance subplots more than the bigger picture stuff. This is why I love the show. What I dislike is, every season tends to reaaaaly over-spin a relatively small story with endless and unneeded complications. If there's one thing I ABSOLUTELY HATE in movies, it is coincidence. It is the absolute worst crutch a writer can use to connect dots. Stranger Things exists on coincidence. Because the cast is so big, you obviously have to split them up-- which as I said above, I don't love. I would mind it less if the groups checked in or swapped people to keep it fresh-- but they don't. Each season you get roughly three or four groups, who are all caught up in a different aspect of the same over-arching plot... but they don't talk to each other. Season Three for example-- Group one is the kids, who after getting their personal drama out of the way, realize the Mind-Flayer is physically manifesting by killing people for their meat juices. Group two-- Nancy and Jonathan, stumble onto this from the outside by wondering about one of the victims, having no idea how it is connected or that the kids are on the path as well. Group three is Dustin, Steve, Robin, and Erica learning about a secret Russian base under the mall. Group four, is Hopper and Joyce, who stumble onto the other side of the Russian plot, which is that they are trying to open a gate to the upside down. All four groups stumble into their thing independently from one another, unknowingly helping each other here and there by triggering events. I really don't like this. I don't like the coincidence of it, I don't like the fact that characters I like seeing interact are silo'ed away from each other. Dustin and Steve are great, but it doesn't feel right that Dustin is never with his core friends. I don't like that every season, the adults basically forget to check on their children for days at a time, despite the fact more than one of them has gone missing in the past. This happens pretty much every season, and there's really not enough story to support it. Each season could be done in half the time. But again-- all that said, I love the characters, I love their dialog, I love how they interact, and there are a lot of moments of true fun. o I like the show.... but I'm unhappy with how they put it together.
  22. I see KP as much as a normal person sees their gf. Outside of her, I go on maybe one date a week or have somebody over. So it’s more spread out than it sounds. Also, I’m tired.
  23. UPDATE! KP - Still my person. Still super into her. Spend most of my time with her. Maybe once a month we'll go out on a date with another girl, or a couple together that usually leads to some fun. Her more amorous friends from her party days have started having said parties again, which has been kind fun. Most of them are cool, met a few I wasn't a fan of-- but over all, has lead to making sexy friends. JP - same situation, see her once every couple months for a night. I had to cancel recently and haven't heard from. She may be mad at me. Valley Mom - she and KP continue to exchange gifts. She's sowly become my number 2 person. Very sweet, not needy, voracious sexual appetite. All the good stuff. She wants to have a dinner where she meets KP, and I meet her husband (platonically). That said, she and Kelly are striking out with Lady dates so after this dinner they may get something going. Blue and I are still cuddle buds. Curly and I ghosted each other. I met a new girl I'll call Red2 (always the hair) we had a fun evening-- thic goth girls with tattoos will always be my kryptonite. We may hang out again,. we text and flirt, but neither of us is in a big hurry. The girl who was married to another woman and had the hall pass to have some dude-time vanished on me. Maybe the hall pass was rescinded or she found a guy more to her liking. Still haven't connected to old poly friend. She lives in another city and has a life. How dare she. Director Lady had another visit and we absolutely crushed it work wise. She says she's still in love with me and asked me to leave KP and I said no, and she said she can accept this. We don't have any current work to be doing outside of meetings, so we'll see where it goes from here. Still really like her company. Have a date with a new girl next week, kinda young for my tastes, but seems nice.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.