What are the best things? (recommendations thread?)

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by R.Graves, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    We have a lot of very specific topics on NMA but there's no go to thread to just talk about shit we love.

    the intent isn't for this to be a debate thread (but c'mon that's gonna happen once phipps comes in here and mentions fallout 3 or skyrim)

    Edit: or apparently if someone mentions game of thrones because that show hurts me

    First off, Howard the Duck is the best marvel movie Don't @ me. no descriptions or anything for this one just trust me.

    secondly one piece is just the absolute bees knees. the amount of setup, payoff, and colorful characters across nearly 1000 chapters at this point is overwhelming. the best part is there were only like two arcs that i didn't enjoy across the whole series. its absolutely perfect no matter what @Walpknut says. if you love dragon ball style shonen, extensive worldbuilding, and fun characters check this one out.

    that's all i feel like typing for now.

    time to throw another thread out there that will die and be forgotten within 24 hrs.
     
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  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    If you wanna read a good manga that isn't for kids 7 years and up about fearless bandits of the Sea you should read Vinland Saga. It's about Vikings. It has fucking, fighting, drinkin' and all that shizz. The women in it also don't look like brooms with balloons taped to them, it has really good art and it has been compared favorably to both Berserk and the Song of Ice and Fire books. Highly reccomended if you want a good read.

    Also Berserk. That one needs no introduction, just Put your Grasses on and Nothing will be wrong.
     
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  3. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix Angry Sheriff Pastor

    Jun 25, 2018
    First off, I love One Piece.

    Secondly, I’m not sure what you want me to do, but I’m gonna take a gamble and put my favorite NOFX album out there: First Ditch Effort (2016). There’s not a song on that album I don’t like. Punk In Drublic (1994) is overrated. I’m not sorry for saying that, fellow punk rock fans can fight me over it if they want. Idgaf.
     
  4. Black Rose

    Black Rose Bring me to life

    Dec 5, 2018
    I absolutely love Game of Thrones. It's my favorite show and I won't know what to do with myself after this final season.

    I love Rob Zombie and White Zombie. He's one of the greatest of all time. Dragula, Superbeast and More Human Than Human are my jams!

    The Walking Dead used to be high on my list of favorite TV shows, but it's gotten so shitty that it's painful to watch. What TV show "kills" their main character and then keeps going with no plans to end the show in the near future?! I do NOT recommend this one. Save yourself from watching horrible writing play out on screen.
     
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  5. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix Angry Sheriff Pastor

    Jun 25, 2018
    So much “yes” to LITERALLY all of this. If you’re looking for a medieval-style show after GoT ends, I recommend The Last Kingdom. It’s based on an amazing series of books called the Saxon Tales by Bernard Cornwell, and it’s just about the only good show on BBC America.
     
  6. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    the last three seasons have been underwhelming and season 7 was straight up dogshit. fight me.
    agreed that show has been painful ever since the 5th episode.

    i know i know:

    but this is NMA and we can't let people like things! What are we savages?

    but hey the walking dead comics are still decent and hopefully GRRM will actually finish his books eventually maybe?
     
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  7. Black Rose

    Black Rose Bring me to life

    Dec 5, 2018
    LOL, @R.Graves, I won't fight you. You are free to hate the show. I haven't read GRRM's latest book, but I have it downloaded.

    @AureliusofPhoenix Isn't The Last Kingdom on Netflix? I could swear it is.
     
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  8. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix Angry Sheriff Pastor

    Jun 25, 2018
    And maybe governments will value their citizens over oil, and Phoenix Jones will actually be an effective crime fighter, and I’ll grow a glowing third ball like Deadeye Ricky.
     
  9. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix Angry Sheriff Pastor

    Jun 25, 2018
  10. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    i don't hate it (the first 4 seasons are absolutely amazing) that's why it hurts so much that it has fallen down to walking dead levels. maybe not in terms of production value but certainly in terms of storytelling.

    also you get the sense the GRRM is no longer proud of the show or what its become because instead of writing for it anymore (OR FINISHING THE WINDS OF WINTER GRAAHH!!!) he's spending time promoting the last kingdom
     
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  11. Black Rose

    Black Rose Bring me to life

    Dec 5, 2018
    WTF? Sorry, but that is hilarious!

    https://www.netflix.com/title/80074249
    Difference from TWD is though, is that the GoT folks seemed to know to call it quits.

    I also wanna put Breaking Bad as a recommendation. I don't know anyone who hasn't watched this, but you should if you haven't!
     
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  12. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    yeah about four seasons too late. still, to be fair, they were basically in an unwinnable situation because the next book was supposed to be out by the time season 4 ended (lol) and the show had too many child actors to go on hiatus. so the only option was to move forward without GRRM's writing as a blueprint. that's how we get scenes of
    jon being trapped on a lake (instead of sending scouts to retrieve white walkers the king himself goes WTF?) so gendry runs 30 miles back to the wall and sends a raven halfway across the continent so dany can fly halfway across the continent all before they starve/freeze to death. or scenes of see? the white walkers are real because if found these drawings! he didn't find them alongside one of her men or anything like that. we just have scene where john says "i found these drawings that i totally didn't draw pls believe me!" also what was the night kings plan to get past the wall if he didn't have a dragon? its enchanted remember? kind fortunate that that totally impossible sequence of events happened so the knight king could just break the wall with his dragon that he pulled up with a massive chain that he got from... his ass?

    also the night king was RIGHT FUCKING THERE!!! we know that killing one of the older walkers kills the other ones it made. and we know that fire is their weakness. they could've dragon spammed that man to death and we wouldn't need a season 8. how do you write something that dumb and not go "wow this is fucking dumb"?

    i could go on but im sure you can see what i mean.
    ABSOLUTELY DEFINITELY YES! also better call saul is super fucking great too and in a lot of ways superior to its predecessor.

    you looking forward to Greenbrier?

    Doctor Who.

    also i love doctor who.
     
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  13. Black Rose

    Black Rose Bring me to life

    Dec 5, 2018
    The scene with the dragons reigning fire down on the wights was pretty awesome though! I do admit I had a problem with some things. Like R+L=J. This had been a theory for quite some time and it was a bit underwhelming when they finally revealed what most fans knew was coming a mile away.

    I have yet to watch Better Call Saul. It's on my list too!
     
  14. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Wtf go watch it. its perfect.

    also
     
  15. Black Rose

    Black Rose Bring me to life

    Dec 5, 2018
    Oh the BB movie? Sorry, I didn't even notice that. I didn't even know this was happening! Thanks for the heads-up! I'll definitely be watching that.
     
  16. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Yeah. with how great better call saul turned out (seriously no spoilers or anything but they way they show jimmy's transition from Jimmy mcgill to Saul Goodman is so flawlessly perfect and satisfying that it makes wanna rip my balls out of my gooch)

    so here's hoping greenbrier will be just as perfect as the rest of the franchise is.
     
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  17. ironmask

    ironmask Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Mar 10, 2018
    I love the star wars expanded universe and the amazing games. The Thrawn trilogy is fucking great and Mara Jade is one of my favorite star wars character. That trilogy just has so many things that I love and there are other great books in the EU, though the EU does has it's flaws. Too bad star wars is being beaten and raped by Disney.
     
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  18. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix Angry Sheriff Pastor

    Jun 25, 2018
    I like the EU simply because I prefer the continuity in which Boba Fett blasts his way out’ve the sarlaac over the current situation in which he’s just fucking dead.
     
  19. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    well at least we're getting more of the clone wars. (i hold a small bit of hope that it will just continue forward and rewrite revenge of the sith completely because holy shit how awesome would that be?) BTW the clone wars is absolutely amazing and everyone should watch it (except for the first season, watch that last because its mostly trash except for that episode with Cad Bane)

    seriously though the clone wars is worth watching just for what it does with darth maul who is now genuinely one of the best star wars characters alongside series originals ahsoka tano and cad bane.

    also! it makes all of the prequel characters likable! seriously anakin is my favorite star wars character because of this show.

    also while on the subject of star wars if we could just have Dave Filoni take over all of star wars from kathleen kennedy that'd be great...

    eh but that's also the continuity where han and chewie get stuck on a ship full of zombies.

    which is... dumb as fuck.
     
  20. Black Rose

    Black Rose Bring me to life

    Dec 5, 2018
    I also want to know what Marvel was thinking when they handed the reigns over to Disney. I freaking adore Disney. Don't you judge me! But thanks to them, a lot of moments that are in comics will never make it to the screen. And I for one am getting tired of superhero movie after superhero movie. I enjoyed Venom though. I thought it was decent at least.
     
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