Mamo #316: Sharlto Copley

Mamo returns from the midsummer dregs to talk about how fans advocate for their favourite properties online; how the format and nature of television is shifting and changing in the Netflix age; and how porn and non-porn bends the rules of reality and fantasy and how that’s a good thing. None of which has anything to do with Sharlto Copley.

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Sean Kelly
Guest

It still boggles my mind why I was able to watch the entire season of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK within two weeks, yet I’m only 5 episodes into HOUSE OF CARDS, with me last watching the show in late-February.

Also, don’t get me started on BREAKING BAD catch-up, since I’m moving through that show at a real snail’s pace.

Andrew James
Admin

Because it’s probably the most over-rated show on television. Cause we need a little controversy and it feels so empty without me.

Rot
Guest

If you haven’t got to Gus you haven’t seen Breaking Bad.

I am four episodes into Game Of Thrones S.3 and this is a slog. Only continuing because I know something great happens later.

Kurt
Guest

I don’t think BREAKING BAD became a pop-cultural TV phenomenon until Gus Fring came into the show, so yea, Rot’s right on this one…keep going…

I also cannot believe that you find S3 of GoT a slog mike, I thought the season started strong and went from there…

rot
Guest

GofT is getting into the Lost syndrome of each season introducing more and more characters and giving less and less emphasis on the characters we like. And reduced this way all they serve is to position plot, and compared to Breaking Bad where it is about the psychological strain of deceit, of guilt and how that manifests with just five or six characters, I much prefer that wide open space.

Iiked GofT s.2 a lot, and I am still a fan of the show, but man, I am getting tired of the ever expanding world of characters.

Sean Kelly
Guest

However, LOST didn’t kill off characters as often.

Goon
Guest

I’ve liked Breaking Bad from the get-go, but it went from a “I strongly think you should watch this show” to a “You haven’t seen Breaking Bad? WTF?” indeed when Gus Fring shows up. Keep going.

Matt Gamble
Guest

Gus is certainly important, but to me Breaking Bad doesn’t really find its legs until Saul shows up. He’s the one that provides the most consistent humor and he represents the true moral compass of the show.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Saul is GREAT. For me the show got really really down and dirty when Jesse got that girlfriend, and how that all panned out. Oi!

Matthew Fabb
Guest

Matt Brown, the Comix Asylum is it available on the Google Play Store for Android tablets or only the iTunes App Store?

As there’s an icon for the Google Play Store on the Comix Asylum’s Facebook page, but I don’t a link for it anywhere. Does such a thing exist for the magazine?

Andrew James
Admin

Fabb, I actually wrote for the magazine but still have never seen a copy since I think it’s only available in the Apple store.

Sean Kelly
Guest

Yeah, it uses iOS’s Newsstand app.

I bought the first issue and I’ve been meaning to get more, I just haven’t got to it yet.

Matthew Fabb
Guest

iOS Newsstand app is just a way of tracking magazine apps and allowing a subscription to run with it.

People can create their own iOS apps for Newsstand, most tend to use 3rd party software to create the content. Many have ways to publish to the Android platform as well.

I do own 2 iPads, but if possible I like to avoid buying content on iOS, as I disagree with Apple’s policies. I rather buy content through Google’s Play Store if possible. Also my iPad’s are generally for testing. I have some technical books on them that I use for reading, but as a user I tend to use Android.

Goon
Guest

“What are you trying to accomplish?”

it has nothing to do with team sports or success (although there’s a nice feeling when you successfully get someone to go, as I got this weekend after weeks and weeks of pushing Museum Hours on Kurt), it’s entirely about being a cultural pusher, it’s a lot easier to push it when its *NEW* then when it’s fallen to the bottom of the pile below all the other new stuff that you’re being exposed to. And for the new stuff, the window of theatrical experience of something like Leviathan or Melancholia, where that environment is so essential.. is so small.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Very happy when I’m pushed into something as great as MUSEUM HOURS (or to other friends, CERTIFIED COPY, a film that is kind of Museum Hours spiritual cousin).

rot
Guest

how hard do I have to push you into Sopranos?

Kurt
Guest

Christmas 2013. It. Will. Happen.

Rot
Guest

I will hold you to it. I might actually rewatch it myself.

Matt Price
Guest

I’m just not sure why one would fancy oneself a “cultural pusher”, which as far as I can tell is an unpaid position. Is it ego, or something more?

Goon
Guest

If you don’t like that term, how about Share Bear? It’s pretty simple and has nothing to do with having people on your side or increasing your Klout score or any such bullshit. You find something that you find is an effective work of art that makes your life better, expands your worldview, inspires some sort of change, or just makes you laugh, and you want to share it with others to make their lives better too. I do it for others sometimes, and in kind stuff happens for me. I am looking at my shelf right now at a copy of Survive Style 5+ Mr. Halfyard thankfully placed in my hands years ago. Sometimes that soapbox is to a general audience, and sometimes its targeted to specific people. If they don’t go along, whatever, but why not try?

I believe Matt B. was recently talking about being a better internetter by shouting into the world about what you like rather than just tearing everything down. I have no god to evangelize, so I’ll preach the gospels of Sarah Polley, Devin Townsend and John Mulaney instead.

Matthew Price
Guest

Cool, and very well put.

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Rick Vance
Guest

There is totally a single 1 hour chunk of the Sopranoes that you can watch and it will tell you if you will watch more or not. It is called The Pine Barrens and it is BRILLIANT.

Also isn’t part of the watch what I like because people want to see more things that are similar to the things they like and the only way in a lot of cases to get those things is to have them make the people who made them a lot of money.

Finally as science fiction fans you both should watch Elysium on the big screen.

Rot
Guest

One of the all time best episodes and directed by Steve Buscemi.

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