Lion of the Blogosphere


I just finished watching the 12-episode series. Very enjoyable, except for the disgusting gay porn scenes.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 31, 2015 at 12:18 AM

Posted in Television

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  1. I have done more research on the 2004 Dean collapse.

    Although Dean maintained a long time national lead, he always polled horribly in the South because black voters hated him (blacks HATE white liberals) and in 2004 there were still conservative white Democrats. Dean’s strategy was always to win IA and NH and then hope momentum and a splintered field took him the rest of the way.

    Dean consistently polled in the mid 20s in Iowa before the last week when his support completely collapsed for a still unknown reason. In the last poll before IA Dean was down to 20% and Kerry was the clear frontrunner. Ultimately, however, Dean would fair so poorly in IA not because of his own lost support (he finished with 7 points less than what he had polled at) but because Kerry and Edwards both won vote shares so much higher than what they had consistently polled at; Kerry at 36 and Edwards at 31.

    When you also consider that the IA Democratic caucuses are not secret ballots, it becomes clear that Trump’s situation is not analogous to that that of Dean’s. With Huckabee, Carson, Santorum, Paul and Cruz there just aren’t enough votes left for an establishment candidate to break out in IA. But even if Trump loses the same 7 points that Dean lost, he would still probably be in second place.

    In any case, it was the shattering defeat in IA that, along with the scream, cost Dean NH. Kerry took a dramatic lead in NH after he won IA, but Kerry was already polling 2nd to Dean in that state even before IA. Cruz simply does not play well in NH so even if he does win IA, we don’t have to worry about him surging in NH. However, were Rubio to come in 2nd in IA I could see enough of the establishment consolidating around him in NH that he is able to win there.

    Again things come down to us running the board after those first two states. The stupid Christians of Iowa are trying to give the establishment a victory.

    Otis the Sweaty

    December 31, 2015 at 3:35 AM

    • “blacks hate white liberals”
      True, that.
      I still don’t think Trump will win.


      January 1, 2016 at 12:52 AM

  2. I was disappointed. Perhaps because I watched it right after “Orphan Black”. Same jenre, similar theme, but much better. Especially the lead actress.


    December 31, 2015 at 6:05 AM

  3. Lion, you should come to the Fairytale Lounge and watch some videos with us in Hells Kitchen!

    With love,
    The Boys at the Fairytale Lounge

    The Boys at the Fairytale Lounge

    December 31, 2015 at 8:47 AM

  4. I had watched the first 3 episodes and bailed. It’s not just the gay sex scenes, it’s the over the top gay gay gayness of the show, even to the show credit openings; all gay, all the time. I assume this is the result of the Wachowski broth…siblings over the top gay/trans obsessions.

    Mike Street Station

    December 31, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    • You have to put up with the gay/transgender propaganda in order to watch the series, yes. And the x-rated gay sex scene in episode 6.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 31, 2015 at 9:39 AM

  5. Why would you watch totally pozzed out crap like that when you can watch Blue Bloods?

    Look, if erotic scenes with hunky men give your ‘gina the tingles at least don’t protest so overmuch!


    December 31, 2015 at 9:29 AM

  6. The wiki for “Sense8,” makes the show sound super gay. Not surprising since one of The Wachowskis’ is a tranny.

    I just finished the “Children’s End,” miniseries on SyFy. I was surprised at how nice they were to Christians, because SyFy is a typical lefty network (the astrophysicist on the show is Black and has an Asian girlfriend). It was good.

    I just watched episodes 1 & 2 of another SyFy show “The Expanse.” Which is good enough that I’ll watch 3 & 4 before deciding whether or not it’s worth continuing.


    December 31, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    • I would say that it’s one-third LGBT (because it hits every letter there).

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 31, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    • Childhood’s End I was a bit disappointed in. Nothing much happened in it.

      The Expanse I do like however. I’ve never seen a SF TV show tackle spaceships without artificial gravity, and the consequences of that.

      Mike Street Station

      December 31, 2015 at 10:32 AM

      • “Children’s End,” probably should have been 3-4 one hour episodes instead of 3 2 hour episodes. “The Man in the High Castle,” is another good* show that I’ll watch season 2 of over a 3-day weekend

        *There are a lot of good shows on tv. The great ones right now are The Affair, Fargo, The Americans, Better Call Saul, and Mr. Robot.


        December 31, 2015 at 12:55 PM

  7. I have a hard time enjoying American television dramas anymore. The aggressive placement of token minorities makes for some completely unrealistic constellations. And yes the gratuitous gayness… How much of our lives is consumed by sex? Why is it essential to make sexuality so central to drama narrative? For example we don’t know much abut the Lion and we don’t care. It seems like the writers for television are trying to jar the audience to no real benefit of the story’s narrative. OK it’s propaganda. Everyone pretty much agrees that the sympathetic depiction of gay characters in TV did more for the cause than all the lobby and pressure groups together. So propaganda works. Where is the propaganda from our corner?

    Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    December 31, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    • Watch Heavenly Bodies on Netflix sometime. It is a ’94 movie set in New Zealand in the 50s. About 20 minutes in my mind said to itself ‘there hasn’t been a single minority onscreen since the movie began.’ It was a somewhat remarkable feeling watching a movie. The Netflix movie The Playroom, set in mid-70s USA produced something of the same effect.


      December 31, 2015 at 1:47 PM

      • If you want to escape from gratuitous minorities, watch the movies on the weird sub-channels from the 40s-60s. I love the ones that are filmed on location in NYC. There are minorities but in proportion to society. You also see what people really looked like. People were so thin then.


        January 1, 2016 at 12:50 AM

  8. “except for the disgusting gay porn scenes”

    then steer clear of “London Spy,” too


    December 31, 2015 at 10:53 AM

  9. zodak

    December 31, 2015 at 12:40 PM

  10. The sorry state of entertainment with the constant pushing of LGBTQPF makes me weep for the conclusion of Downton Abbey. And to restate my position, I don’t really dislike homos and never have. It’s simply a mental illness most have no control over. What most can control, however, is their gross promiscuity and constant in your face propaganda and politicization while pretending to be “victims”. That’s been the deliberate strategy among leftists for a whole host of issues. Portray some group as “oppressed” or “discriminated” whether they are or not. Then use the “sympathy” to promote privilege for that group and discrimination against another while milking it for political advantage. Democracy is shit.


    December 31, 2015 at 12:41 PM

    • PS: I realize Downton Abbey had a gay character. But he was an excellent role model for homos because the character kept his private life to himself.


      December 31, 2015 at 1:38 PM

      • It was annoying though when most of the characters on the show were surprisingly tolerant of the gay character. In reality the character would have been immediately kicked out of the house in order to avoid scandal.


        December 31, 2015 at 3:19 PM

      • “In reality the character would have been immediately kicked out of the house in order to avoid scandal.”

        I kind of doubt that. The British upper classes have always been filled to the brim with homos. Even men who later married and had families were known to ‘experiment’ at public school (which is what the Brits call their private boarding schools). JM Keynes is a classic example. There were many others like him.


        December 31, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    • I liked that show a lot too but all the male characters are total, incredible betas in their relationships with the women on the show. It’s clear the writers’ idea of classy old-time romance is the males being as grindingly pedestalizing as possible.

      Other than that the show pissed me off when Branson came back from America this season and revealed he was no longer a socialist but a convert to American capitalism!


      December 31, 2015 at 6:59 PM

      • Lord Grantham diminished with every episode.


        January 2, 2016 at 6:42 AM

  11. Speaking of movies and TV and such, I recommend the following trio from 1964: “Seven Days in May”, “Fail-safe”, and “Dr. Strangelove”.


    December 31, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    • I recently watched Seven Days in May. I found myself rooting for Burt Lancaster’s character. 🙂


      December 31, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    • Where Eagles Dare. A future San Fran cop helps to take on the Krauts.


      December 31, 2015 at 2:54 PM

  12. I tried watching that show. Couldn’t make it through the first episode. Interesting premise, but shit execution.


    December 31, 2015 at 3:38 PM

  13. I knew something was wrong with the show when I saw three flashes of gay pride footage in the opening sequence. Sense8 should be called Poz: The TV Show.


    December 31, 2015 at 8:39 PM

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