This could be seen as pro feminist. It depicts issues women face everyday.
That doesn't mean it is pro feminist, it matters how it depicts them. Otherwise it's just an example of the problem, which is what peple are complaing about.
My two cents.
Kevin Williams doesn't have women issues. He has people issues. Nobody's dignity regardless of sex(uality) gets dignity in his writing. He is misanthropic through and through. This is based on my watching of The Following.
Maybe they just don't have dignity in wery stereotypical ways and because there's big focus on women's issues, that sticks out to people and media the most.
There's no problem in having characters with no dignity and misantrophy, if you write it right. Which clearly is amiss here.
@Manatee: Agreed. Kevin Williams should go back to writing 101.
I'm with you on Big Bang Theory, Brad. My brother absolutely loves the show, and has tried to get me to watch, but I just can't do it. Everything about me rebel against it, palpably and violently. I comes across to me as patronising and insulting to actual nerds. He uses the Transformers argument - "it's okay if you turn your brain of" - but my answer to that is if you have to turn your brain off to not hate something, then it expects you to be stupid.
For anyone wondering, the "Two and a Half Men" piece ran in Esquire.
Maybe it will start getting really artsy like Hannibal.
Another great episode of The Random Button!
This show sounds almost as bad as Man of Steel!
What does MOS have anything to do with anything about this show or this Snobcast? No, seriously, what?
Because, quite frankly, you look to come off as just wanting to stir up shit for people who did like MOS, even if you have to stretch the point of topic so far, it becomes paper thin.
If you want to make a point of comparison, you compare like like subjects to each other, unless a person has worked on another medium and actually creating a tangeble link.
If you wanted to compare the show's terribleness to a movie, try one that Kevin Williamson was actually involved with, like Scream 4 or I Know What You Did Last Summer.
Otherwise, compare it to a freaking show. "This show sounds almost as bad as Big Bang Theory*!"
*Or Two & Half Men. Or the last seasons of Dexter. Or Hemlock Grove. Or, hell, even The Killing, since Williamson created that too if you hate it.
He's joking. There have been arguments over MOS in several comment sections here recently, on videos that have nothing to do with it. Brad talked about how ridiculous that is in a Midnight Screenings video. Mr LloydFan was playfully jabbing at Brad, who would theoretically now say "Oh no! Not again!", followed by zany music and/or a humorous sound effect of your choice.
Wowsers... someone didn't get the joke...
Well, jeez. It's like someone who hasn't been to the site, or read the comments page, in a while won't get a joking reference to a problem that is apparently real, even if LloydFan was making fun of it in this instance.
And it's not like there weren't long diatribes on the original MoS review and re-review, with people arguing on both sides in the past.
So please Tommy, keep rolling your eyes at the clueless schmuck who barely has enough time to check out Brad's videos, and missed this immaturity going on.
I'd agree with you on the "Dylan McDermott, Secret Stalker" angle if there was any sense that Williamson seems to be approaching it with a sense of appropriate irony (rather than the "LOL SCARY MOVIES" irony on display in Scream). Instead, you've got comments he made during the Television Critics' Association pressers about how "we've all stalked someone at some point in time" that show how no, no he doesn't really see what's wrong with this.
Something something rape something something women something something gay orgy something something changes channel
Glad im not the only one who thought that.
Oh yes, the only writer as bad or worse IMO than Stephenie Meyer. The most contemptible hack writer nobody seems to acknowledge existing besides Brad finally gets the hate his work deserves. Too bad it's mostly based on PC, SJW hack drone bitchmongering scum on the internet.
I do wish Dylan McDermott got to be in better stuff. He would be wonderful in a remake of Moonlighting as sacrilegious as that sounds.
"Too bad it's mostly based on PC, SJW hack drone bitchmongering scum on the internet."
Let's put aside that by using "SJW" and "PC" as a supposed insult you are automatically slapping a huge jackass sign on your own back.
So, essentially what you're saying is being a bad writer who is successful deserves more scorn and mockery than harassing and terrorizing some one.
Maybe you should stand back and see how fucked up your priorities are.
That was an okay attempt to project your questionable priorities on to me. You will have to do better than that. Your use of the term "jackass" is telling.
In my humble opinion, the criteria of considering entertainment value based on its own merits is preferable to filtering the primary value of entertainment through the arbiter of whether or not said entertainment reflects someone's political bias or cultural beliefs.
I suspect you are either a) an apologist fan of Mr. Williamson; and/or b) a person who normally votes for jackasses and may not feel happy about those decisions as of late.
Either way, you have earned my pity. Farewell.
*does the Vulcan salute and briskly walks away*
So very like the usual hackneyed, jackass-ed, anti-common decency creepers [Malone] .... shouts "I know you are, but what am I?", throws his handful of poo, and runs away like a bitch....
People who believe in social justice and political correctness tick me off as well. All they are good for is tearing things down. It just so happens that the stars align and someone who deserves it for once gets ripped apart.
Also for those of you who advocate this social Marxist rhetoric? Please consider the ways in which you are pushing "equality". Seriously, you will reap what you sew.
"Politically correct" used to just mean being polite.
Then, just like "feminism", some people took some extreme cases to try and redefine the word, I suppose so they could continue to be assholes.
So are you against the definition that means being polite? Or are you against the (bogus) definition that, for example, means you have to say "womyn" instead of "women" because it has the word "men" in it, or you can't say "blackball" because it might offend a black person (also bogus)?
It sounds like you've done the same thing with "social justice", whatever that means. You lumped everyone pushing for literal justice and equality together, based on some extremists examples or things you've made up, along with the non-sequitur "Marxist" (ah, the communist boogie-man).
Also it is "sow", what you have to do before you reap. Not "sew", which is something done with a needle and thread.
Oh look, a privileged no-nothing douche-bag bro..... 'quelle suprise!'
People who bitch about 'political correctness' are just mad they can't use 'n!gger' and 'sp!c' in public anymore.
As for 'social justice' and 'Social Marxist rhetoric', while this pin-head whines about it, I'll bet he sure as hell loves having his sick days, weekends, vacation days, and a minimum wage, all fought and died for before his slacker ass ever showed up. Christ-on-a-crutch, I hate mental midgets who can't crack open a history book just -once- in their lives, yet throw around terms they 'think' they understand just because they read it on a right-winger blog somewhere. This is a guy who would have trouble pouring water out of a boot even if the instructions were on the bottom of the heel.
But I get it John K., you're really just some ignorant little troll. I'll
leave you to something more your speed ::throws a Sponge Bob comic::
And yeah..... its 'sow', not 'sew'..... dumb-ass.....
Excuse me, angelique_sp? I am "privileged" now? Tell that to my grandfather who was told when he applied to be an engineer "wouldn't you rather be a plumber or a butcher?". On one side of my family I am from Irish immigrants and the other I am from Italian immigrants. Seriously, fuck off. Rich people are privileged, I am in no way privileged unless you mean to say "white = privileged" which is based upon ivory tower bullshit.
"Political correctness" is not about being polite. It is about controlling the language under the guise to not offend anyone. If political correctness was about being polite, they would call it "being polite". Look it up on Wikipedia. Also this...
"As for 'social justice' and 'Social Marxist rhetoric', while this pin-head whines about it, I'll bet he sure as hell loves having his sick days, weekends, vacation days, and a minimum wage, all fought and died for before his slacker ass ever showed up. Christ-on-a-crutch, I hate mental midgets who can't crack open a history book just -once- in their lives, yet throw around terms they 'think' they understand just because they read it on a right-winger blog somewhere. This is a guy who would have trouble pouring water out of a boot even if the instructions were on the bottom of the heel."
...is one of the /most/ politically /in/correct things I have ever read. Seriously, post that shit to tumblr, come back, and I'll laugh at all the bite-marks left on you from being eaten alive.
On "social justice", I am aware that much like feminism (yes, there are different views and opinions on feminism by feminists) it can reflect a variety of different views. Lately, however, it has only been used as an excuse for moral indignation because you said something or created something which offended someone else for the stupidest of notions.
I admit, I don't have a basis for slapping the label of "Cultural Marxism" (erroneously calling it "social Marxism") in this case. That's on me.
And, yeah, I'm an idiot who spells "sow" as "sew". I've been wondering why applying a needle and thread to my fields has yielded no crops. This has been enlightening.
You mad bro?
So wish we got Under the Dome reviews from Brad and Sarah. Maybe throw in Jake and get his reaction.
I suspect Extant might give them more material - it's got Halle Berry in it, and the ads make it look like the weirdest thing I've ever seen - something about a robot starchild she gives birth to? And she may or may not be dead?
Not a huge fab of recent Bug Bang Theory. The characters are played out, but I thought it was Okay when it was basically an update of Ball Of Fire.
"Bug Bang Theory"
That would be a better show.
Wait would it just be the same premise only acted out by bugs (imagining the insects of A Bugs Life as BBT characters is a weird 3AM thought...) or a show about the theories surrounding bug sex?
It said big bang theory when I wrote it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Did I forget to click the notify button?
The show that hates women angle is more interesting than the show.
Stalker is just a very glossy show with meh writing. No one in it talks in a normal way or has anything like a believable relationship with anyone else.
It's one of those shows where you know that the lead character's marital problems will stem from being too committed to the job and the wife will say things like "I had to get away, I couldn't expose my child to the world you live in, blah blah blah",
And he will stare into the middle distance and say "he's my child too".
And she will say "just go, I can't do this anymore. You will always answer the call in the middle of the night and I will always wonder if this time you will come home or if I will get the call from your department, blah blah blah"..
And the next scene will be him with a glass of scotch and his gun on the table to suggest a troubled psyche and then the phone will ring and he will swing into action. At some point there will be a big revelation that his father was a Stalker and killed his Mom.
Not going to talk about the second episode? BOO!
I could sit here and listen to the two of you talk about this shit for the rest of the series.
Good snobcast, bad show.
The word you were looking for is denouement, by the way, not detente.
I think I was trying to convey "a release of tension", which is why detente sprang to mind- I know it's usually used in reference to tension between nations or governments, but I tend to use it in other instances as well. I hope I was still able to get my thought across. :)
Inspired by this video I actually decided to watch the show. I'd at first written it off, mostly because I figured it'd be boring schlock, not so much because of the misogyny outrage.
Having seen the first two episodes I...don't hate it. The dialogue tries a bit too hard to constantly remind you that these people all are supposed to have a psych background, but that's always how Hollywood handles that kind of characters it seems. Beyond that, ok that one chick in the first episode might not have been the next Einstein, but why would she react to a random phone call, something that probably has happened before, by doing anything other than she did? Actually, a lot of this is perhaps even more defensible than Sarah and Brad let on.
Honestly the only thing that struck me as misogynist in this episode was Dylan McDermott's character, and at least to me it seemed like the show was absolutely aware that he was being a complete ass. Maggie Q even calls him out on it when he gives her the "asking for it" answer, saying "and that just made it worse", exactly Sarah's reaction. Are shows no longer allowed to portray characters as being terrible people? Isn't that like the whole damn premise of your Dexter's and Breaking Bad's?
Maybe I'm out of touch as all hell, but I didn't see what the moral outrage was all about.
What the hell?....No, I don't see any appeal with this AT ALL (although I do agree that Dylan and Maggie are great actors). Plus my true-crime reading background would just make me scream at it every minute. Stalking units deal with living victims (prevention, tracking, hiding).... once a victim of stalking has been killed, it is handed off to Homicide (co-ordinated of course). There's a whole bunch of crap here that wouldn't fly in a legitimate Stalking unit. I wish I could remember the title of the best book I read about this; it was written by the lady that helped form one of Calif. first/best units to handle both celebs and everyday citizens cases. That's a book I'd recommend. :)
Aw, Easy-Going Sarah is so easy going.
Btw..... I would SO listen to a regular 'Sarah-cast' series! :D
I haven't even heard of this. Maybe because all I'm watching on tv is Flash, Arrow, Gotham, TWD and The Strain? I'm honestly kinda shocked. Seems like something I would have heard of earlier.
Ugh, I just made the mistake of pausing the video and then trying to skip back a bit, sending it fuck-knows-where all the way back near the beginning. I know, this problem has been pointed out before, but it's still kinda annoying. By clicking on the end of the timeline, I can only get as far as 7:55. And directly on blip, the video doesn't even load. I feel like a couple of months ago, none of these problems existed. What the fuck did blip do?
It works fine for me - I can start it up and click on any point in the timeline.
But sometimes I have to wait for the video to load up to a certain point, before I can click to that point.
It must have something to do with the way Blip does their buffering.
It's like I'm using old school Real Player again.
When Brad talked about Maniac, I was actually confused for a minute, wondering whether he was referring to the 19302 Maniac, the Elijah Wood Maniac, or some other Maniac, which I have not seen.
I now want to see the one he actually was referring to.
Weekly StalkerCast anyone?
I'm so thrilled they're making a TV series out of Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker. I love that movie.
Damn it! I was going to make that joke!
Only show there I still watch is Person of Interest. I'm still amazed by how good that show got. On the outside it looks like a vapid procedural but when you get into it it turns into this bonkers and surprisingly intense series about AI and shadow governments and whatnot.
For a moment I thought Brad had said, "I want Dylan McDermott as my secret stalker." I got a laugh out of that.
I like that Sarah says "Bitch" a lot
what happened to some of the snobcasts? i get an error with this one, among some of the others.