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Yep, that was GREAT.  Each episode seems to have a 'Tom Brady' moment in it that comes straight out of nowhere (the missile blowing up Harry Connick Jr. was another one that comes to mind) and absolutely kills.

 

Not being super aware of what's what with goings on in the NFL (CFL fan here...we got bigger balls!) what's the backstory to the Tom Brady gags?

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Not being super aware of what's what with goings on in the NFL (CFL fan here...we got bigger balls!) what's the backstory to the Tom Brady gags?

 

He's too perfect.  Best quarterback working today (and arguably the best of all time) with a perfect wife, shitloads of money, and a healthy lifestyle.  The only ding against him...really...is his participation in 'deflategate'.  I can only assume that his picture was shown to determine whether or not Eugene believed in deflategate or not, and that is funny as shit.

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I also love the fact that we have a mainstream TV program that allows me to say the phrase "Hitler's backdoor in Hell" and it could be correctly referring to either: a) his secret escape hatch from Hell or b) him 'suitcasing' a key to his prison cell.

 

Good times...good times.

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He's too perfect.  Best quarterback working today (and arguably the best of all time) with a perfect wife, shitloads of money, and a healthy lifestyle.  The only ding against him...really...is his participation in 'deflategate'.  I can only assume that his picture was shown to determine whether or not Eugene believed in deflategate or not, and that is funny as shit.

Ahhh...I figured 'deflategate' tied in, somehow but thanks for the explination.

 

Anyone know where Harry Connik Jr. comes into the picture?

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Anyone know where Harry Connik Jr. comes into the picture?

 

A couple of episodes ago, The Grail launched a missile at Jesse's location.  The missile was called off at the last second when Starr said not to kill Jesse.  The missile had to go somewhere, and the news reports (on TV) indicated that it blew up Harry Connick Jr's house, presumably killing him in the process.

 

It's similar to the joke from the pilot episode where Genesis was looking for a religious figure to bond with and blew up Tom Cruise.

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I was just wondering if they picked him because there was some Seth Rogen/Harry Connick Jr. East Coast/West Coast beef...or if he was just the only famous person the could think of from New Orleans?

 

I.  Must.  Know!

post #857 of 888

Probably not because he was the only one, but more because he was the funniest one. Having Lil Wayne die because a secret religious organization changed the destination of their guided missile strike at the last moment isn't anywhere near as funny as Harry Connick Jnr. 

post #858 of 888

Yeah, I don't think there's any hidden meaning to these throwaway jokes. Brady may be great, but unless you're a Patriots' fan, you may hate his guts. 

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I rather liked this episode.  We had the Saint and The Grail with featured parts, and the leads actually had something to do to propel the plot forward as we head into the finale.

 

The Hell stuff worked better this week.  While it hasn't been a strong storyline, I rather enjoyed watching Der Fuhrer coach Eugene through his own personal hell in order to break the cycle.  I am honestly curious if the show is going to keep going with the 'Hitler as a good guy' track or pull what we all expect and have him try and double cross Eugene.

 

Really loved the fight scenes.  In general, the fight scenes have been pretty well done this season, but seeing the Saint literally throw Cassidy through a wall was great.

 

Also, it must be said: The Saint has a great soundtrack.  His 'walk on' music (really just a blaring chord of fury) is quite awesome.

post #860 of 888

Of course it's going to horribly wrong for Jesse. You can just feel it.

 

I do love the fact that Eugene made friends with Hitler.  Some people can be too nice for their own good.

 

The Dan Quayle book gag was sublime.

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What was with the Dan Quayle book?  I saw it but didn't 'get' the joke.  It all happened pretty quickly and I was glancing away.

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What was with the Dan Quayle book?  I saw it but didn't 'get' the joke.  It all happened pretty quickly and I was glancing away.

Yeah, I missed it too, I was more surprised to find out Dan fucking Quayle wrote a book.

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Yeah, I missed it too, I was more surprised to find out Dan fucking Quayle wrote a book.

 

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well...colour me dim.
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Glad I set this to DVR, I forgot all about it last night. Should be good bedtime viewing.

post #866 of 888
I enjoyed that episode but, man, is the quality of this season all over the place.

I'm assuming there is going to be a running joke next year about Eugene being the 'guy who let Hitler free from hell. Who knows, maybe the two of them will do a 'buddy road movie' where whacky hijinks will ensue.
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Yeah, I enjoyed this one too. So..... if I was correctly paying attention: the scene of Hoover in the front of the van reading a manual and then offering The Saint some kind of deal (as well as the fact Jesse's power didn't work on The Saint again) suggest that The Grail managed to extract Jesse's soul from The Saint? The fact that they now have a bottle with a piece of his soul has got to become a plot point somehow, right? 

 

Whilst I wasn't totally enamoured with how The Saint situation was resolved, I do like the fact that he remains a formidable opponent and that they haven't had to de-power him in order for the good guys to win. He and Starr are my favorite things about this show. I wonder what he wants to say to Satan?

 

Yeah, it's been an uneven season but I'll be sad if it doesn't come back. It's got a unique sense of humor and one that I quite like when it nails it. I don't know how the ratings have been but I do hope we get another season. 

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The Saint monologuing felt weirdly out of character.
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I dunno if anyone is aware, the actor playing Cassidy is heavily tattooed, on his arms and his chest. Up till recently he had to have the makeup staff cover some of them up, most notably his chest. They finally got around this by having the character of Cassidy get some tats in a recent episode. Now there's no hours of makeup cover up sessions.

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I dunno if anyone is aware, the actor playing Cassidy is heavily tattooed, on his arms and his chest. Up till recently he had to have the makeup staff cover some of them up, most notably his chest. They finally got around this by having the character of Cassidy get some tats in a recent episode. Now there's no hours of makeup cover up sessions.

It's always best to cover your body in tattoos if you are an actor.

post #872 of 888

Finale is tonight and there's still no word if we're getting a Season 3.  Signs point to it getting renewed (apparently the production has filed to film in Louisiana again next year...maybe we'll finally get Jody and TC?) and the ratings are apparently still strong, but you never know.

post #873 of 888
Did last week end cut-to-black with the Saint telling Jesse "Get on your knees." Or did my AMC app fuck me and I missed something?
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Did last week end cut-to-black with the Saint telling Jesse "Get on your knees." Or did my AMC app fuck me and I missed something?

 

You missed a lot.

post #875 of 888
Took me nearly two hours to get that far, so of course I did . . .

"Hey babe? Can we rethink this whole 'getting rid of satellite and doing everything through Amazon instead' thing? No? Really? OK then . . . love ya!"

. . . fuck.
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I'm kind of in two minds about the finale. The stuff that worked was really good (Cassidy proving that he's a bigger bastard than his son could ever be, the classroom fight scene*, and pretty much everything to do with Angelville**) but there was also a lot of stuff that didn't work at all. Whilst I liked the Eugene scenes a lot more in this episode, the reveal that Hitler has been playing a long con wasn't that satisfying to me, and I'm not sure how I feel about Tulip getting killed to spur the two men into returning to the place of Jesse's childhood nightmares. Admittedly, the set-up for next season is quite tantalizing, but I hope they give the two supporting characters a lot more to work with next season. Cassidy, and especially Tulip, felt like they were treading water for far too much of this season.

 
* How does this show have better fight scenes than fucking Iron Fist?!
** This is a complaint other readers of the source material might share: I'm a bit worried at the indication that Madame L’Angell has supernatural resurrection powers. 

Edited by MrSaxon - 9/12/17 at 10:24am
post #877 of 888

Disappointing finale, and a pretty big waste of Tulip's death. In the source material it's a fucking gutpunch.

post #878 of 888
Well so much for that surprise.

Can you guys please not put a spoilers in the first sentence of your posts?
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Ha, nice.
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Sorry, my bad.
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After that finale I think I'm done with this watered down version for AMC version of PREACHER.  The liberties they've taken with the source material fucking suck now.

 

This should have been adapted for Cinemex by the guys behind BANSHEE.

post #882 of 888

I still can't motivate myself to watch the last 3 episodes. How can preacher be this boring? If Starr is not on the screen I fall asleep instantly. 

 

Cassidy is fine, but they don't give him much to do.

 

Tulip is always sad and complaining. Jessie just sits there, even when he is knocking someone out he looks disinterested.

 

Watching Eugene in hell might be what hell really is.

 

The saint of killers..how can he be boring??

 

I just don't get it, I loved the comic. I generally am forgiving of shows that have their ups n downs. I don't even hate this show, I am just bored by it. 

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post #884 of 888
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Sorry, my bad.

 

It's ok.

 

I PVR so much television because I usually can't watch anything for a few days after they have aired.

 

My weeks are usually full from work, and it takes 3 hours just to cut the grass at home, so I can't get to things in a timely manner.

post #885 of 888

S3 is officially a go.  No word on how many episodes S3 will have in it, but it's all coming in 2018.

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S3 is officially a go.  No word on how many episodes S3 will have in it, but it's all coming in 2018.

Hope they get their shit together.

post #887 of 888

I hope it's the last season. I get that they have plenty of material to mine from, but I barely like this show casually.

post #888 of 888
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S3 is officially a go.  No word on how many episodes S3 will have in it, but it's all coming in 2018.

 

Has AMC made that much money off The Walking Dead that they need a loss somewhere on the balance sheets?

 

I don't even know if I finished this season....

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