>sea of plodding and forgettable shit
Sure, but for archivist reasons it's a tragedy, although i would say non-american/anglo TV being lost is a bigger sin because very few care. Those old but "expensive" Yugo productions, the latin american strange but creative late-night dramas (not the soap stuff) or even the supposedly
good Hong Kong annual series which featured tons of the old Shaw Brothers/Golden Harvest figures in more mature roles (after probably more acting growth) and big investments in the pre-Handover era.
I think most of it falls into the actual soap opera stuff but there must be some mini-series or regional documentaries that stand out, i mean there should be. But generally TV has tons of filler, hard to do it daily otherwise, i remember once wanting to check The Fugitive
because both my parents praise it highly but was daunted to find it's a 90-hour drama, i highly doubted it was all plot so i ditched the idea preferring to download some similar anime but never getting to see that one either
As a sidenote i recall some X-Files fans dividing their series' episodes via character centric, characterization/reference centric and filler centric, basically jumbling in groups why the FBI agents are seeking their motives, quirks that might be mentioned in said episodes and the rest are monster-of-the-week stuff. And sometimes they add their schedule, placing all the plot stuff with a couple of the best in filler, still reducing the amount of view time and reaching 80 or something episodes rather than 291. I wanted to do that venture semi-seriously with Renegade
but dropped it after 5 or 6 episodes, it was not bad but there was nothing really special, i think that's TV in a general nutshell, you can watch it and pass the time but writing, categorizing or commenting about it turns difficult because it's not noteworthy enough or it plays every aspect at bare minimum and makes it hard to compartmentalize or simply divide by quality as everything is either so median or a jumbled mess of quirky features/characters/saucy boob fan service that the fan listing will always be controversial.
I think someone did that thing with Seinfeld and it ended up being 20-something episodes while Friends was 100+, a philanthropic activity to say the least hence why i think it's even less popular than fan-edits even when this one saves dozens of hours. One thing's for sure, the women back then in TV weren't good actresses but they sure as hell were flamin' hot, unlike nowadays were they suck and you wouldn't want to be sucked by one.
>the download keeps getting blocked for some reason
Same thing happened some days ago with the you-know-what robot movie, strange, but i can give you a quick review of the first 15 minutes: Nothing to do with the poster either stylistically and conceptually, the poster seems like a 00's movie trying to tackle 70's b or c-grade action/horror movies with the style but in reality it's a 10's movie trying to parody the indie/"sophisticated" film scene in South Asia with some preppy dudes trying to make a movie about a topic so miserable the western film circuit will pick it up due to liberal porn tastes about slum life, and then they will scum their way into traveling to Europe or America for a festival. The first 15 minutes is the "preview" or concept-proof of said idea then jumping into them laughing and coldly planning how to do it, hypocrite but that's the idea and honestly that's the reality, film festivals are misery lovers like i mention all the time, it's a cheaper and easier tactic to make the protagonist suffer and suffer via his background rather than writing a complex script. The slum part works and growing to hate the film students in a couple of minutes also works if that was the intention.
If you keep having trouble i can fix you another joint, probably Mega but those put 1GB+ limits on downloaders, i'll think of something.