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User Info: scarletspeed7

scarletspeed7
4 weeks ago#1
A long time ago, I started ranking 100 episodes of television as nominated by you all, the Board 8ers. I have not, as it turns out, completely given up out of hand on this project, and I'm about to return and wrap this thing up with the forceful vengeance of a bad CBS show that keeps getting renewed thanks to the elderly folks who leave their TVs on all night because they are so hard of hearing that they don't realize the TV was on to begin with.

100 episodes, rated and ranked on a 30 point scale. That was the promise, and I'm about to pick it back up. Curious what the remaining episodes are?

American Dad - "Rapture's Delight" (Xeybozn)
Babylon 5 - "Confessions and Lamentations" (CybrMonkey)
Baskets - "Renoir" (TheCodeIsBosco)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "Hush" (Eddv)
Chuck - "Chuck vs. the Ring" (Mega Mana)
Doctor Who - "Turn Left" (Inviso)
Game of Thrones - "The Rains of Castamere" (PirateKing2000)
Good Place - "Dance Dance Resolution" (CybrMonkey)
Horace and Pete - "Episode 3" (Johnbobb)
Invader Zim - "Mysterious Mysteries" (hombad)
Justified - "Fire in the Hole" (NBIceman)
Masters of Horror - "Cigarette Burns" (Snake)
Mr. Robot - "eps3.4_runtime-error.r00" (mcflubbin)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 - "Pod People" (Inviso)
Person of Interest - "Many Happy Returns" (NBIceman)
Preacher - "Schwanzkopf" (Snake)
Punisher - "Virtue of the Vicious" (Snake)
Samurai Jack - "XCIV" (PirateKing2000)
Simpsons - "Homer Badman" (RySenkari)
South Park - "Krazy Kripples" (TheCodeIsBosco)
Sports Night - "What Kind of Day Has It Been?" (Eddv)
Star Trek - "Spock's Brain" (Anagram)
Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Darmok and Jelal" (Anagram)
Star Trek: The Next Generation - "The Inner Light" (Poke)
Supernatural - "ScoobyNatural" (PirateKing2000)
The Americans - "Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?" (CybrMonkey)
Twin Peaks - "Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer" (Poke)
"It is too easy being monsters. Let us try to be human." ~Victor Frankenstein, Penny Dreadful
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User Info: scarletspeed7

scarletspeed7
4 weeks ago#2
And here are the rankings themselves:

30 Points:
Penny Dreadful - "Seance"
Arrested Development - "Top Banana"
LOST - "The Constant"
Scrubs - "My Lunch"
Community - "Basic Intergluteal Numismatics"
29 Points:
Doctor Who - "Heaven Sent"
West Wing - "20 Hours in America"
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - "In the Pale Moonlight"
Game of Thrones - "Blackwater"
28 Points:
Game of Thrones - "A Golden Crown"
X-Files - "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose"
27 Points:
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Charlie Work"
Atlanta - "Teddy Perkins"
Paranoia Agent - "Happy Family Planning"
Sports Night - "The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee"
26 Points:
Louie - "In the Woods Part 1/Part 2"
House - "Last Resort"
Better Call Saul - "Five-O"
Black Mirror - "Nosedive"
25 Points:
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Turns Black"
Star Trek - "The Trouble with Tribbles"
Archer - "Placebo Effect"
Fargo - "The Castle"
24 Points:
Star Trek: DS9 - "The Visitor"
Firefly - "Out of Gas"
23 Points:
Castlevania - "For Love"
22 Points:
Flash - "Duet"
Agents of SHIELD - "Self Control"
21 Points:
Avatar: The Last Airbender - "The Southern Raiders"
Fresh Off the Boat - "The Shunning"
Black Mirror - "The National Anthem"
Batman: The Brave and the Bold - "Chill of the Night"
South Park - "The Death Camp of Tolerance"
20 Points:
Frasier - "My Coffee with Niles"
Newsroom - "What Kind of Day Has It Been?"
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - "Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse"
Seinfeld - "The Contest"
19 Points:
Bojack Horseman - "Time's Arrow"
DuckTales - "Woo-oo!"
18 Points:
Breaking Bad - "Pilot"
Twilight Zone - "It's a Good Life"
12 Monkeys - "Splinter"
17 Points:
Seinfeld - "The Bris"
Justice League - "Starcrossed"
Simpsons - "A Streetcar Named Marge"
Broad City - "Knockoffs"
16 Points:
Galavant - "Pilot"
15 Points:
Black Donnellys - "Pilot"
Burn Notice - "Friendly Fire"
Stargate: SG-1 - "Window of Opportunity"
Angel - "Hero"
14 Points:
Futurama - "Godfellas"
Frasier - "Ham Radio"
Teen Titans - "Troq"
24 - "Day 1: 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM"
13 Points:
Twilight Zone - "The Masks"
Star vs. the Forces of Evil - "Star Comes to Earth"
Father Ted - "A Song for Europe"
Arrow - "Kapiushon"
Studio 60 in the Sunset Strip - "What Kind of Day Has It Been"
12 Points:
Xena: Warrior Princess - "Been There, Done That"
10 Points:
Steven Universe - "Alone Together"
9 Points:
Married With Children - "Married... With Aliens"
8 Points:
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - "Surprise"
Courage the Cowardly Dog - "The Tower of Dr. Zalost"
7 Points:
Danny Phantom - "The Ultimate Enemy"
6 Points:
Gravity Falls - "Sock Opera"
5 Points:
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - "Maud Pie"
Regular Show - "The White Elephant Gift Exhange"
Hey Arnold - "Stoop Kid"
4 Points:
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - "Chaos Theory"
3 Points:
Spongebob Squarepants - "Band Geeks"
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - "Pinkie Pride"
"It is too easy being monsters. Let us try to be human." ~Victor Frankenstein, Penny Dreadful

User Info: scarletspeed7

scarletspeed7
4 weeks ago#3
Next up... Invader Zim - "Mysterious Mysteries"
"It is too easy being monsters. Let us try to be human." ~Victor Frankenstein, Penny Dreadful

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Anagram
4 weeks ago#4
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Started: July 6, 2005

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MetalmindStats
4 weeks ago#5
Whoa, hype!
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You won the CBX Guru Contest, Advokaiser! Bully for you!

User Info: scarletspeed7

scarletspeed7
4 weeks ago#6
Invader Zim - "Mysterious Mysteries"
Nominated by: Hombad


In my life, I occasionally experience these brief flashes of doubt as to whether, during my formative years, something crucial was lost. Maybe now I exist as a shell of a man, incapable of appreciating things that others take for granted. That was the dreaded existential crisis I faced while watching this completely horrible, slapdash show featuring utterly terrible animation and a script that felt like it was fed through a predictive text program rather than filtered the reasoning brain of a human.

While I've never watched Invader Zim before (and after today, I don't feel the pressing desire to further torture myself with this sophomoric drivel of the worst kind), it seems to me that the premise must be one of those "alien is a just like a real kid now watch hijinks!" kind of shows. The episode centers around a character that seems to have formed primarily to allow a specific voice actor to earn a quick paycheck. The Mr. Moviefone voice checks in, playing the host of a paranormal docuseries under the episode's titular name of "Mysterious Mysteries." Names like this are, in my estimation, signs of complete creative bankruptcy. Actual redundancy is funny. Repetiton is not. A name like "Unknown Mysteries of the Bizarre and Weird" would go a lot further than "Mysterious Mysteries." It demonstrates a lack of original thought, with a reliance on a pool of both words and thoughts that appears to have dried up.

The actual narrative here seems to center around a show host being forced to put on a bad episode of his series for cloudy purposes. His research into the Zim character seems to yield no fruitful results, instead driving him temporarily mad. However, this is revealed to be a ruse to get ratings. If that made no sense to you, then you're on the same page as me. Nothing about this episode had an cohesion from one moment to the next. Events happened, seemingly at random. Characters spoke sentences that were just meaningless and boring. Loud noises were had, and occasionally the worst sin in children's shows was committed on screen for all of us to see: screaming loudly does not make something funny.

For years I've argued that last point. Even as a child, shouting and yelling like a fool earned no points in my book. As an adult, I have even less time for that. In fact the entire brand of humor on this show parades a stupidity that boggles my mind. Everything is centered around having characters say and do random things for no purpose. I can't attach myself to the characters without an underlying logic to their characters and an early consistency. That was not to be had here. Nor was this show artful and bizarre in a Lynchian way. It was just some sort of processed cartoon content that reminds me of that Nickelodeon brand of nontertainment. I would urge any and all people watching some of these episodes to ignore this one if they prioritize enjoying their lives to not.

Storytelling: 1/10
Characterization: 1/10
Scarlet Factor: 1/10
Overall Rating: 3/30
"It is too easy being monsters. Let us try to be human." ~Victor Frankenstein, Penny Dreadful

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Johnbobb
4 weeks ago#7
Awesome!
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Zigzagoon
4 weeks ago#8
Nice, glad to see it back!
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Raka_Putra
4 weeks ago#9
But did you like it more or less than Pinkie Pride?
Into the woods, but mind the past...
Into the woods, but mind the future!

User Info: scarletspeed7

scarletspeed7
4 weeks ago#10
Next Up... American Dad - "Rapture's Delight" (Nominated by: Xeybozn)
30 Points:
Penny Dreadful - "Seance"
Arrested Development - "Top Banana"
LOST - "The Constant"
Scrubs - "My Lunch"
Community - "Basic Intergluteal Numismatics"
29 Points:
Doctor Who - "Heaven Sent"
West Wing - "20 Hours in America"
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - "In the Pale Moonlight"
Game of Thrones - "Blackwater"
28 Points:
Game of Thrones - "A Golden Crown"
X-Files - "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose"
27 Points:
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Charlie Work"
Atlanta - "Teddy Perkins"
Paranoia Agent - "Happy Family Planning"
Sports Night - "The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee"
26 Points:
Louie - "In the Woods Part 1/Part 2"
House - "Last Resort"
Better Call Saul - "Five-O"
Black Mirror - "Nosedive"
25 Points:
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Turns Black"
Star Trek - "The Trouble with Tribbles"
Archer - "Placebo Effect"
Fargo - "The Castle"
24 Points:
Star Trek: DS9 - "The Visitor"
Firefly - "Out of Gas"
23 Points:
Castlevania - "For Love"
22 Points:
Flash - "Duet"
Agents of SHIELD - "Self Control"
21 Points:
Avatar: The Last Airbender - "The Southern Raiders"
Fresh Off the Boat - "The Shunning"
Black Mirror - "The National Anthem"
Batman: The Brave and the Bold - "Chill of the Night"
South Park - "The Death Camp of Tolerance"
20 Points:
Frasier - "My Coffee with Niles"
Newsroom - "What Kind of Day Has It Been?"
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - "Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse"
Seinfeld - "The Contest"
19 Points:
Bojack Horseman - "Time's Arrow"
DuckTales - "Woo-oo!"
18 Points:
Breaking Bad - "Pilot"
Twilight Zone - "It's a Good Life"
12 Monkeys - "Splinter"
17 Points:
Seinfeld - "The Bris"
Justice League - "Starcrossed"
Simpsons - "A Streetcar Named Marge"
Broad City - "Knockoffs"
16 Points:
Galavant - "Pilot"
15 Points:
Black Donnellys - "Pilot"
Burn Notice - "Friendly Fire"
Stargate: SG-1 - "Window of Opportunity"
Angel - "Hero"
14 Points:
Futurama - "Godfellas"
Frasier - "Ham Radio"
Teen Titans - "Troq"
24 - "Day 1: 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM"
13 Points:
Twilight Zone - "The Masks"
Star vs. the Forces of Evil - "Star Comes to Earth"
Father Ted - "A Song for Europe"
Arrow - "Kapiushon"
Studio 60 in the Sunset Strip - "What Kind of Day Has It Been"
12 Points:
Xena: Warrior Princess - "Been There, Done That"
10 Points:
Steven Universe - "Alone Together"
9 Points:
Married With Children - "Married... With Aliens"
8 Points:
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - "Surprise"
Courage the Cowardly Dog - "The Tower of Dr. Zalost"
7 Points:
Danny Phantom - "The Ultimate Enemy"
6 Points:
Gravity Falls - "Sock Opera"
5 Points:
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - "Maud Pie"
Regular Show - "The White Elephant Gift Exhange"
Hey Arnold - "Stoop Kid"
4 Points:
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - "Chaos Theory"
3 Points:
Spongebob Squarepants - "Band Geeks"
Invader Zim - "Mysterious Mysteries"
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - "Pinkie Pride"
"It is too easy being monsters. Let us try to be human." ~Victor Frankenstein, Penny Dreadful
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