Make the bad man fly!!!
No book spoilers, please.
This show, never ceases to amaze.
Spoiler Note: This worked in past seasons, so let's try again. Please, no book spoilers. If you're unsure if you're hinting too much at something from the books, respectfully keep it to yourself. Assumption here is that everyone in this threads is up to date on the TV show and no more. Those of us watching the show before reading will return the favor when the series inevitably passes George's writing :)
MGoBitching Note: We've officially hit the MGoDeadPeriod with regards to the big sports, so there's gonna be off-topic threads. See the title? This thread is about a TV episode. If you don't like that, post your complaint in the Moderator Sticky, not here. Mucho gracias.
Here we go!!!
I'm totally bored, totally sick of snow and totally into True Detective right now. Last drinking thread there appeared to be others into it.
What say you people of the MGoBoard? Who watched True Detective? Where do you see it going? Last night they set up the possibility that Cohle is behind some of the murderous happenings down in Louisiana. I'm not seeing it, but can't ignore the possibility.
Other winter distractions?
The Walking Dead has returned with its ever-slowing plots.
House of Cards Season 2 is out. I've never watched it, but I know its big.
We're just six-ish weeks from the return of Game of Thrones.
And, when all else fails, there's beer to discuss. I'm tipping back a Bell's Amber Ale at the moment.
SPOILER PROTOCOL: For the sake of everyone, I propose the following: Talking about anything that's happened in any of these shows, to date, is fair game. Talking about events/characters/plot points that have yet to occur in the shows (Walking Dead and GoT to be specific) should be verboten and considered dirty spoiling.
So, if you are not up to date on the TV shows, tread lightly. If you are a book/comic reader and know future plot happenings, those of us who just watch would appreciate your discretion.
Things should be picking up quickly here.
If anyone's interested here ya go!
This is non-MIchigan related, so I apologize in advance.
The next installment of ESPN's 30 For 30 airs on Sunday at 9 p.m. There has been some discussion of the series here, so I thought people might be interested. I got to see an advance screening of the next episode last night and thought it was terrific.
The title is "Survive and Advance" and the focus is on Jim Valvano and the 1983 NC State team that won the national championship after one miracle after another. This was a team that lost its leader to a broken foot for several weeks during the middle of the season. At one point, they were 9-7. They went 8-3 down the stretch but had to win the conference tournament to get into the NCAA tournament.
They were trailing in every single game in the ACC tournament and had to rally to win at the last second each time. After getting into the tournament, they had to come from behind and win at the buzzer in three of their first four games. And then they had to do it again in the NCAA finals.
The odds were so spectacularly against them....it really was a once-in-a-lifetime thing. The only other prolonged run I can think of against such long odds (in a sports setting) was the 2004 Red Sox coming from an 0-3 defecit and beating the Yankees in four straight (with two come-from-behind wins and then Schilling's effort in Game Six).
The 30-on-30 focuses on Derrick Whittenburg (he of the broken foot). The opening scene is him getting dressed for the funeral of his teammate, Lorenzo Charles. For you young whippersnappers, Whittenburg fired the last second shot in the championship game. It was woefully short and Lorenzo Charles grabbed it and dunked it for the winning points.
Whittenburg told his teammates after the funeral that he wanted them to all get together once a year. The only time they seemed to be seeing each other was at a funeral and he didn't want that to continue.
The documentary weaves Jim Valvano's fight with cancer into the story. They don't pull any punches either.
I got to watch the screening in Reynolds Coliseum, NC State's homecourt from the 40s until 2000. There were lots of red eyes and people wiping away tears after the screening. (You'll laugh, you'll cry...).
Anyone finds sports to be compelling will enjoy this one. Sunday night...9 p.m. in the east.
These need not be Michigan related.
I just picked up an iPhone 4, upgrading from a 3GS. One thing I didn't take a ton of advantage of is importing videos/movies into my phone. So, that's what I'm doing with this one.
Currently, I have the first two seasons of the office and The Hangover.
The way I think of a "perfect" movie for a mobile device is something that will entertain me on a plane/in car for multiple viewings and something that doesn't need a mammoth TV screen (so sports probably a no).
So any suggestions? What do you folks have on your mobile devices?