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  1. I do get all this, but there something that’s pissing me off with it. Like I said, I think it’s probably the huge gaps between seasons, but I do wish they’d ramp it up a bit. It feels more like a soap opera in its execution, in that it’s dealing with every day occurrences without any real end goal, which I’d quite happily watch, but its scheduling goes against that. Ultimately it’s a limited series, so there needs to be an end and I’d just love the stakes to be massively upped as it rolls into BB. But I think I’ve given my controversial view enough now, so let’s hear some more suggestions. Good idea for a thread by the way.
  2. I think it's the huge breaks between seasons that's killing it for me, because I do enjoy it when I watch it. It moves at such a glacial pace though that I've pretty much completely forgotten anything from the previous seasons by the time the next one lands. I don't see why it'd have to be a pale imitation of BB if it followed a similar structure, as it's by the same people. It just feels like they haven't really got a story to tell this time. Which is a bit disappointing for me. It's already a pale imitation of BB.
  3. @Camel It'd be good to hear why you think I'm wrong. Like I said, I knew it'd be a controversial opinion as a lot of people seem quite happy with it simply delving into the minutiae of Jimmy's various scams, but for me it's dragging its feet. We're far too deep into it now to not have an overarching plot and it's feels like it's not really going anywhere unexpected. BB was different in that not only did it do what BCS is doing by focusing on the details, but it also had a plot that kept ramping up throughout each season. BCS feels like it's spinning plates until we get to the point where it segues into BB. I'll obviously watch it when it returns because of the excellent points I mentioned in my last post, but I've given up on it getting anywhere near BB in terms of a satisfying narrative.
  4. This is going to be a controversial choice, because it's such an amazing show in many respects, but Better Call Saul. After the deserved success of Breaking Bad, I just can't get my head around what they're doing with this. It's infinitely slower and more meandering than Breaking Bad ever was and that combined with the absolutely ridiculous gaps between seasons just kills it for me. I know that Breaking Bad often felt like they were making it up as they went along and I can imagine they were, but over it's run it managed to tell some amazing stories which all served the bigger plot and it culminated in a great ending. BCS though just feels like they're constantly pushing ideas around and hoping something sticks that they can use to drive the plot, but it's just not happening. We're 4 (or is it 5) seasons in now and I'm still not sure what the overarching plot is supposed to be, bar a look into Jimmy's life. Saying that, the individual stories are great, it looks absolutely fantastic and the acting is top notch. I just wish it had a bit more purpose and drive to it and as I said before, these ridiculous gaps between seasons are leaving me cold.
  5. Yeah, of course. They added in plenty of new CGI effects though, so I don't think sorting the mouths would have been too much of a leap. I'll give it a go, but I'm worried it'll put me off.
  6. It looks brilliant, but I really wish they’d made the movement of the characters mouths more realistic. It’s the one thing that really takes me out of the original film.
  7. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    You honestly have no problem with his attitude on the pitch? You obviously didn’t watch the end of last season then. He’s a selfish baby, who’s only in it for himself. He’s got absolutely no consideration for his team mates or the fans, so I’m sorry, I still think he’s a cunt. It’s also blatantly obvious he’s still angling for a move, or else he would have come out and said he’s sticking with the club rather than the self-serving bullshit he continues to blurt out. Now, I know he can be an amazing player when he wants to be and hopefully he’ll settle down a bit, but I think it’s a mistake to put so much reliance on him. Hopefully we’ll get him replaced as a priority next season.
  8. It makes me think they haven’t watched Starship Troopers and that is all kinds of wrong.
  9. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    And we’ve still got Pogba saying shit like ‘the question mark remains’ and ‘only time will tell’ about his future. I wish we’d replaced him and fucked him right off. He obviously doesn’t give a shit about United, so the sooner we start building the team around players other than him, the better. He’s the absolute antithesis of what Ole wants to build at the club and even though he could be the key to a decent season, he could also quite easily be a big problem. Saying shit like that when he knows our window is shut, but he could still move. What a cunt.
  10. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    Thinking about the rebuilding job that’s needed at the club, I’m coming round a bit to the way we’re going about it. Yes, it would have been nice to get another midfielder and maybe a striker (I’m still not convinced Martial can do it), but our most pressing concern was the defence and that looks to have been addressed, at least in part. It makes sense after seeing how many goals we let in last season that was the place to start. So, although I’m not really going to read anything into Sunday’s result, it definitely feels like the foundation to build from has been set and they can hopefully regain some confidence and start to play with more attacking intent rather than having to keep rushing back to cover. It’s still going to be a tough season, but the second half against Chelsea actually felt like the team were working together as a unit, as opposed to individual players all pulling in different directions. If they can keep it up, then I might start to enjoy watching them again. Good stuff.
  11. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    Where have you heard that? How were we allowed to do it after the transfer deadline as well?
  12. I was going to say that it’s probably the least Star Wars feeling film and that might be why people like it! I’m not counting the prequels, obviously.
  13. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    Miles better second half. I hope that settles them a bit and they can go on a decent run to build up their confidence now. I’ve just checked and our next game is Wolves, so that’ll be a good test after the way they took us apart every time we met them last season.
  14. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    Great move. They need to break as quickly as that more often.
  15. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    Yeah, they’ve been decent. It’s all the other areas of the squad that Ed couldn’t be arsed sorting out that’s the worry.
  16. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    Hesgoal.com Very poor first half that, except for the 10-15 minute spell in the middle. Our midfield looks terrible and I can’t see us scoring anywhere near enough goals with the strikers we’ve got. It should be 3-1 to Chelsea.
  17. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    No Smalling or Jones in the lineup then and they’re not even on the bench. I’ve changed my mind, our transfer business was outstanding.
  18. I think we’ve found the forum’s only City supporter!
  19. I still find it a bit weird that there isn’t anyone on here who wants to talk about them. I’m from Manchester myself and have always been a United fan, but the increase in City supporters amongst people I’ve met over the years definitely shows that there are loads more of them now. Maybe they’ve always been around, but they’re not as embarrassed to admit it these days.
  20. I’m sure I’ve asked this before, but why is there no City thread on here? I know they weren’t really supported outside of Manchester back when they were at Maine Road, but surely there must be some glory hunters around now they’ve had all that cash thrown at them?
  21. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    Has anyone read Alan Shearer’s article on the BBC? I think he makes a really good point about Pogba, in that he didn’t seem bothered about admitting he thought it was time for a new challenge earlier in the summer, but not once has he come out and said he’s changed his mind, that he’s happy at United and that he wants to stay and help us improve. He’s totally right and it’s made me worried that behind the scenes he’s still waiting for Real to come and get him. Even I’d he doesn’t leave this season, it’s pretty much guaranteed he will next year, so for us not to bother getting anyone else in seems even more stupid. Maybe I’m wrong, but I can’t help thinking he’s still the same selfish idiot we’ve had to deal with since his return and that he only cares about himself.
  22. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    This is how I feel as well. I know we can’t read much into it, but they seem to have had a decent pre-season, so I just hope that carries over. We have made decent signings, but we needed more and I think the squad is too thin, but let’s see what happens. At least we shouldn’t ship as many goals this season.
  23. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    Yeah, somebody has had some strong words with Pogba after him saying he fancied a new challenge. At least he’s shown some respect. I never would have thought it of Lukaku, but he’s acting a bit of a dick.
  24. ‘Unarmed black man, unarmed white man. Which one’s more likely to have the gun?’ I’m in.
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