Simeon_Strangelight said:< I read the comics of The Boys. That is good stuff. The TV series is semi-woke and half-destroyed even if they have good scenes and characters in it. It's at times insufferable in "female empowerment". It doesn't have that in the comics at all. They changed quite a bit and for agenda.
Though if you don't know the comics, then I guess it's akin to the Witcher - if you don't know the games or books, then it's relative ot the SJW-fests out there almost anti-woke. It's not, but whatever....
Captainstabbin said:Season 2 of The Boys will feature Aya Cash as Stormfront. In the comic, Stormfront is a dude but they've switched him for a chick who describes the character as "a feminist". Too bad, I liked the first season.
Captainstabbin said:I saw this pop up on the download sites, it's on Hulu. She's dressed like Steve Jobs and put through enough filters to smooth her skin to comedic levels.
Season 2 of The Boys will feature Aya Cash as Stormfront. In the comic, Stormfront is a dude but they've switched him for a chick who describes the character as "a feminist". Too bad, I liked the first season.
MeTV is re-running "The Waltons" weekdays at noon. For those too young to remember it, the show was a '70s drama about a large family in rural Virginia living through the Depression Era.
Back then, "The Waltons" seemed like touchy-feeling homespun fare -- the TV equivalent of a John Denver song.
But I recently tuned in and was surprised to find that it's somewhat subversive these days. The characters have a healthy skepticism of just about everything we do here: City folk who put on airs, phony politicians, people without morals, education system bureaucrats, grifters, and people with vices (i.e. drinking and gambling). There is a major emphasis on family and self-sufficiency. Seemed quaint then; seems visionary now.
In other words, it's the antithesis of every modern TV show ever made, save maybe "Blue Bloods." There is comedy, but no irony. There is drama, but (usually) no dramatics. It doesn't look down on its rural characters -- or country life in general.
I'm especially impressed with the character of John Walton, the family's patriarch, who was played by the late actor Ralph Waite. He mediates the family's troubles with a balance of wisdom and humor you don't see in TV characters anymore.
I'm surprised this show is keeping me entertained, but the stories are engaging. The characters are based on the family of the show's creator, Earl Hamner, Jr., who is probably best known these days for writing one of the most poignant "Twilight Zone" episodes, "The Hunt."
The new season of Penny Dreadful in insufferable. It's set in 1938 Los Angeles where all white men are evil racists and sexists and almost all Hispanics are kind-hearted and tolerant. And there are Nazis for some reason. And the Nazi doctor literally uses "America First" as his slogan...
Since I don't watch TV nor own a cable, I was somewhat amused by this tweet I saw about some TV show.
Wasn't this also the thrust of "Mad Men" and isn't it the focus of "The Miserable Mrs. Maisel" or whatever it's called? I don't watch much modern propagand...er, television, but "White Man Bad!" seems to be the overriding theme.
I must ask you a question. What's so alpha about him? He wears a suit? He's tall? Or is it the fact that he's not comfortable talking about himself? I never really got the fascination with Don Draper. I get the impression a lot of people think he's alpha because he sleeps in his office, and smokes and drinks a lot. That's actually a sign of weakness. Sometimes it's as if he smokes more cigarettes that he says sentences!Mad Men wasn't like that at all. It had a few moments of Globohomo, but because the show took place in the 60s, it was dealt with differently than a show in present times.
The protag for the series, Don Draper, is about as alpha as you can get so I would recommend it both to you and every other guy who has taken the red pill. Oh yeah...and it's also one of the best TV dramas ever made.
I must ask you a question. What's so alpha about him? He wears a suit? He's tall? Or is it the fact that he's not comfortable talking about himself? I never really got the fascination with Don Draper. I get the impression a lot of people think he's alpha because he sleeps in his office, and smokes and drinks a lot. That's actually a sign of weakness. Sometimes it's as if he smokes more cigarettes that he says sentences!
I kind of think he's a fool. Seeing him give a lift to a young couple only to end up getting drugged and hit over the back of the head. Seeing him get slapped around by a hooker, or crying like a baby to Peggy after the other fella beat him up. And then he tried to be a white knight to the red head when she whored herself out for money, only for her to pat his face like a 12 year old boy! None of these things would happen to James Bond.
I also think he's kind of stupid. He tries to solve every problem with money. For example his solution to dealing with his half brother was to give him a bunch of money and act like the guy was trying to bribe him. His brother didn't give a shit about his stupid fake name. That was fucking cold! How poor at understanding people can you be? And don't forget he was willing to dessert his family after a threat from Pete Campbell... remember he wanted to run away with that Jewish one in season one? How beta is that. She fucking told him to get his act together.
And I do not think strangers would tolerate his coldness in the real world. Maybe in the work place people would because he's the boss or whatever. But they constantly show him being rude to strangers. Remember the teacher he was banging. When he was introduced to her brother he couldn't even say hello to the fella. He might be somewhat alpha, but Christ he's one rude fucker. I would not be helping Don out if I saw that he'd a flat tyre!
In reality I don't think young girls in bars would be hovering around an old grumpy silent man like Don if he didn't say anything and was only capable of blowing smoke in their face. There's probably more to be learned from the characters Pete Campbell and Roger as regards how to get women.
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