Will anyone aside from HBO ever make patrician TV shows?
>inb4 Breaking Pleb
BBC is on a roll with Johnathan Strange, Wolf Hall
FX does it with The Americans, Fargo
Netflix comes close, but they're too pleb
Starz has Outlander, which is excellent
Amazon has the right attitude and are pretty auteur friendly. Nobody on here will say it but Transparent S1 is very good.
>AMC is tryin
Yeah, this. HBO produced The Sopranos, then all of the most creative writers wanted in on the action.
Whichever network produces that next transcendent show will take the torch.. The problem is that content like The Sopranos is once in a generation material.
this was almost there was on the wrong network tho
MEN WHO ARE MAD
THE MEN WHO DRINK AND SMOKE A LOT
THE MADDEST MEN
THE BAD MAD MEN
THE SAD BAD MAD MEN
THE MAD MEN AND THE MAD WOMAN
THE MADDEST BADDEST SADDEST DONALD DRAPER AKA DICK WHITMAN
Currently airing patrician show that's not HBO.
Shame nobody is really watching because it's pretty damn good.
I think it might be ending this year or next, not really sure, I just know the director stated he doesn't want to drag out Daniel's story and run it into the ground.
I'm dreading for it to suddenly become popular in its finale season like with what happened to Breaking Bad then I just remember that Rectify is too slow paced for people who enjoy that show. I don't really think there's anything they could market to draw in people who wouldn't give a fuck about it outside of, "is Daniel innocent or guilty?".
>Six Feet Under
>Band of Brothers
Will we ever go back to the golden days of TV bros?
It doesn't matter, this type of brand warfare is idiotic. HBO has produced the most "great" shows probably, but I give credit for a show to the individual filmmakers, the creators and writers. That's like crediting the distribution companies that produce great movies.
>Six Feet Under
>not a consistently stronger show than the criminally overrated The Sopranos and The Wire
>not one of the greatest television series, and possibly American works of fiction, of all time
Six Feet Under, Band of Brothers and Deadwood were obligatory and ok?!?!
The only reason that those shows aren't top of the heap is because two of the greatest series ever created aired at the same time.
>criminally overrated sopranos
How is it overrated? Only 4chan talks about sopranos, go on any other fucking website and no one even mentions it when talking about tv shows. Its umderrated now. The wire, thats a different story.
Bro, Six Feet Under was excellent but the show went a little soap opera in Season 4. I still loved the series but it went super maudlin... That was probably an inevitable bi-product of the material but...hey. Alan Ball DID choose death as the subject matter.
Six Feet Under is great but it gets a little hamfisted at times. It's also pretty obvious that Alan Ball forced in a ton of gay shit because he's a poof and wanted to see David do shit that he fantasized about. Best finale ever, though. I'd have it behind Sopranos and The Wire but it's definitely up there.
Gen Kill > Band of Brothers >>> The Pacific
It's not horrendous, but there's a lot less combat-related scenes than BoB. Too much of the home-front drama. Still a lot better at portraying the Pacific Campaign than Ball-licker's Thin Red Line
>tfw you become the richest man in the Republic.
I won't go so far as to say The Pacific's combat scenes were better, but I think I enjoyed them more than the other two. It's not as good overall though. Everything non-combat in it was less compelling.
everything else hbo
breaking bad s1-3
>plebs think it's good because it looks like hbo
everything else amc, showtime, fx, starz (lel)
>ABSOLUTE GARBAGE tier
How do I get my screenplay produced by HBO?
It's a historically accurate period drama with a lot of embellished sex scenes and violence focusing on pre colonial Aboriginal Australian tribal life. Will they bite?
Right, it was just a an anti-violence movie that made extensive use of the ham-fisted and racist "noble savage" trope, combined with "deep" monologues that would make even Linklater cringe.
lol. You're very clearly reddit because you're having an emotional meltdown at an opinion that's different from yours, not because you don't agree with me. Actually, it began with the near-meaningless "kid" at the end of a sentence. You are literally emotionally disturbed. Seek help, reddit.
Why is HBO so based? Is it only because they show sexual nipples? Full rectal nudity? Is it the penises? Surely these funny tricksters have something to do with it.
Yep. It’s the penises. TV doesn’t have to be as good when it’s got penises. Might as well call those things “Nielsen Sticks”. Everybody tunes in when penises are on the table.
Penises are the shit.
>judges someone else as emotionally disturbed
>says emotionally disturbed people frequent and belong at reddit
>while on 4chins
i called you out by trying to belittle be when you called me a kid (only adolescences do that shit) plus youre the butthurt one who got upset after i said that your favorite shows were just ok
>but there's a lot less combat-related scenes than BoB
That's probably due to the nature of the wars. There seemed to be a lot more at stake during WWII. Whereas the Iraq war was a bit of a sham. Somehow "chasing hajis" just doesn't match up. However, the subject matter certainly speaks more to this generation, impotent as its impetus may be.
I'm comparing Band of Brothers to The Pacific, not Gen Kill.
AMC had Mad Men and they aren't going to do anything close to that again. They don't want to deal with someone who has creative goals that cost too much money.
The only drama I give a really shit about at the moment is The Americans.
Why aren't you watching The Americans /tv/?
AMC only had two good shows, Breaking Bad and Mad Men. The closest we have to HBO on basic cable is FX, and that's just because they have The Americans which will be looked back on after its done like people do The Wire.
>Band of Brothers
not really related to the thread, but I saw Branagh's Henry V today, with St. Crispin's speech where "band of brothers" comes from, and jesus I haven't been that moved in a long time. really amazing
>Once more unto the breach, dear friends...
Literally pottery and not even in the tongue-in-cheek 4chan sense but, quite literally, some of the most beautiful English language writing put to paper.
My fucking niggers. Keep up The Americans pimping, we are primed to be them hipster fucks that brag about liking shit before it was cool in 10 years when people actually discover the show.
Rectify and The Americans are all I'm following from American television this decade, nothing else really interests me at the moment, some decent documentaries here and there but it's all just generic soap opera wank like Game Of Thrones.