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What Shows/Movie Franchises have you "Rage Quit"?

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Worf, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

    Not a series, but always more of the SOS, I completely gave up on anything from Woody Allen. I think Annie Hall was the last.
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  2. PHIL1959

    PHIL1959 One of the Regulars

    I'd rather watch factual programs!
  3. I don't think I've ever 'rage quit' anything. Some stuff I've fizzled out on, though.

    Lost interest in Star Wars after the stupid "Special Editions". Started describing myself as an ex-fan after the first prequel. Still haven't seen the third prequel. Still call myself an ex-fan, though I did like Episode 7 and rogue One well enough (actually, Rogue One is the best film in the entire Star Wars catalogue - better even than the original Star Wars. (Not "A New Hope". It has only one name, and its name is Star Wars. "A New Hope" is George Lucas Bovine Excrement Revisionism, and I'll have no part in it.)

    Buffy jumped the shark around the end of the penultimate series, or was it the one before that? And the musical episode was the stupidest thing in the stupid history of stupid things. And it was rubbish. And had only one decent song. And Alyson Hannigan's inability to sing wasn't funny. Especially when most of the rest of them blatantly couldn't sing!

    Lost interest in the X Files when Mulder left.

    I still love the Walking Dead. All the more for everyone who quits because "Waah! there wasn't enough gore I this episode! Waah!"

    That was disappointing. I mean, it was such grounded realism until that point.
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  4. Stanley Doble

    Stanley Doble Call Me a Cab

    I'm glad you said it. I tried to watch his movies for years thinking there was some sophisticated New York humor I wasn't getting. Nope. They just aren't very good.
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  5. DocCasualty

    DocCasualty One of the Regulars

    Well, that should have been his swan song.
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  6. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

    I'm always surprised by how many folks agree, and yet how Woody keeps on...
  7. It is a mystery to me. As one comment above notes, is it just me? What is it I am supposed to be thinking is funny or clever?
  8. He had a few good ones in the '80s and, then, a pretty big dry spell when I stopped watching him, but he's had, IMHO, a mini comeback of sorts with "Match Point" and several (not all) of the ones that followed. To be sure, his best work was back in the '60s/'70s, but if you take his current work as a "was that a decent movie versus what else is out there" judgement, some of it is pretty good.
  9. "Zelig" was a work of demented genius. And his latest, "Cafe Society" wasn't bad either, in a pleasant way to spend 96 minutes kind of way.

    That said, there's also something to be said for consistency. Every August or September a new Allen picture shows up, like a bottle of milk on the doorstep, and his core group of fans get their fill. When your audience is primarily bourgie white Northeastern types in their sixties and early seventies, booking that annual Woody Allen film is as near as there is to a license to print money.
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  10. As a Woody Allen completist, I gotta weigh in.

    Sure, many of his films - especially in recent years - have been weak and repetitive, but there are a lot of films he made after Annie Hall that are excellent. Some are modern classics. He's made so many films - he's absurdly prolific, essentially writing/directing a film every year for 50 years - and I agree that some (e.g., the last three) are very weak. But many are great.

    Some outstanding ones just off the top of my head: Hannah and Her Sisters, Zelig, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Radio Days, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Bullets Over Broadway, Match Point, Midnight in Paris, Blue Jasmine...
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  11. (Munch, munch, munch... gulp... burp) "More popcorn please!" - "Can't weigh in on "The Woodman" . Some of his stuff I love with all my heart (Take the Money and Run") and others... not so much. Talented... certainly. A genius... probably... Has he "lost it"? I can't say I've not seen enough of his recent work to render an informed opinion. The last film of his I saw "Midnight in Pars" was years ago. But you folks who are more up on his body of work carry on... this is interesting!


    PS. Ms. Maine.... tisk, tisk... such comments about your clientele! I'm shocked... shocked to discover there's pandering in the movie business!
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  12. "Take The Money" is one of the funniest pictures ever made by anyone anywhere anytime. Anyone who doesn't think so needs to be locked in a sweatbox for a couple of days with an insurance salesman.
  13. Mae

    Mae Call Me a Cab

    I shouldn't be getting nearly this much enjoyment out of a thread. "Rage-quit." I like it. :D

    Remember being forced to go see the first Star Wars prequel with my sister and her new husband when it first came out. I had my forehead on the seat in front of me and was staring at my feet not twenty minutes into the mess. I only saw The Force Awakens when I found out Han Solo died. As soon as he shouted "Hey!" I knew exactly how it was gonna happen. Thanks, George, for ruining my childhood AGAIN.

    Buffy had a musical episode? I quit after two seasons & I can't for the life of me remember why. Maybe it was the music, or something equally stupid.

    Forgot the X-Files and Mulder's departure. Yep, that did it for me too.

    NCIS. DiNozzo made that show. Don't bother with the others.

    Preparing myself to be enraged by the finale of Doctor Who. Seems the showrunners are wiping the slate. I wouldn't be surprised at all if 12 changes into a woman. Part of me thinks "It's about time" and part of me thinks "I don't know." We'll see. :confused:
  14. Just thinking of Allen trying to sling that sledge hammer while singing makes me giggle.... And the sight of me giggling is a terrible thing to behold!

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  15. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

    Don't think I've ever rage quitted. But I do get bored. I don't have the endurance to sit through the same ideas in slightly different form again and again, the way most shows seem to evolve. For this reason I stopped watching Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and a bunch of other shows after two seasons. Long form TV often features clever writing and arresting camera work but I do often find it repetitive and the open ended narrative leads me to feeling they are just highbrow soap operas.

    Agree that Woody Allen is a genius - I cherish a whole lot of his movies, which I can't say about many other directors still living.
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  16. Han's death was a massive let-down. It would have been affecting in ROTJ, but it felt phoned-in an inconsequential in this. From having been my clear favourite back in the day. he was just meh in this.

    It did. Some demon they had to fight who made them all communicate in song.... it was really weak. Loads of people love it, know all the songs, bought the CD.... unfathomable to me. There was one truly great number in it which beautifully parodied early sixties Hollywood screen musicals, but the rest were pathetic.

    I've watched a fair few episodes here and there, but frankly, nice show as it is, I've only ever primarily watched it for Pauley Perette. ;)

    I enjoyed it a lot. I could have lived without one element right at the end (and I do really hope Chibnall is able to commit to finality in a way that Moffat has never been able), but overall, it was great. A whole series of Who without a single episode that I found abysmyl - eighteen months ago that was unthinkable. cleary someone stepped in and pulled the strings behind Moffat.

    Chibnall's first episode will be the Christmas Special, so we'll begin to see how he fits then. He did a lot of writing for the first series of Torchwood (which was a mixed bag, but more okay than not imo), so hopefully he's well grounded in the universe. Can't get worse than what Moffat did with the latter days of Smith and the 50th anniversary, though.
  17. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

    Saw the final Dr Who - bloody awful, dull show, full of missed opportunities, unpleasant sentimentality, repetition and poor plotting. Spoilers: Why you'd get John Simm back and do almost nothing with him apart from a comic spot as Igor is beyond me. Another of this doctor's companions lost to Cybernetic transformation yet somehow can override the process and maintain their identity. Really?

    And of course companions mustn't really die - they must have a nauseating quasi afterlife. The whole creaking, disordered mess of an episode was as futile the rest of the season. Unfortunately. Moffat is a million ideas in search of an editor. Capaldi is all confected anger and bad speeches. I'd rage quit this if it hadn't already quit on me.
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  18. Greyryder

    Greyryder One of the Regulars

    Wasn't exactly a rage quit, but I had to stop watching the Battlestar Galactica reboot, some time after the rescue from New Caprica. Every single character seemed to have become a miserable excuse of a human being, and the whole show was becoming the kind of stuff I generally want escapism from, when I watch TV.

    There's great independent comic book out now, created by two guys who were similarly disgusted with the comic book industry. It's called Atomic Robo. It's not a superhero comic, it's more of an old school action adventure romp. They're still making it in dead tree format, but it's also available for free, on line. I recommend it to anyone who's sick of modern comic books. (last couple story lines have been oddly devoid of the title character, though)
  19. HanauMan

    HanauMan A-List Customer

    Very sad I know, but I used to enjoy watching the Big Bang Theory! The early shows were great and biting but long before Penny and Leonard got married it got so stupid I just had to stop watching. I used to get a kick seeing George Takei, one of my favorite Star Trek (TV series) characters in the show.
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  20. Mae

    Mae Call Me a Cab

    CD's? Wow. Now I'm glad I quit while I was ahead.

    For an actress that's pushing 50 you'd think the producers would change up a character who basically still dresses like a teenager. *shrugs*

    Never saw all of Torchwood, though that explains why they did a marathon of it recently on BBC America. Everything over here is an advertisement. ;)

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