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  1. Atraxi
    06-26-2012 08:57 PM
    Atraxi
    I've seen the entire season already. The birds get explained further into the season.

    I love stuff about old insane asylums so I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the recommendation.
  2. Arbie
    06-25-2012 05:10 PM
    Arbie
    I just saw the first episode and although it's already pretty late I'm tempted to watch the next now! I liked the theories in it and the show in general, not too sure about all the birds yet though! Which episode are you on?

    Bedlam is set in an asylum that has been turned into apartments. It's a mystery surrounding the asylums past with each episode dealing with hauntings and revealing a bit more information about what used to go on there! I liked season 1 but I love season 2 so far. The first episode actually made me scream haha, but I am a big scaredy cat!
  3. Atraxi
    06-25-2012 03:58 PM
    Atraxi
    No, I'm in the US but I really like UK television. I don't think I've ever heard of Bedlam before. What is it about? Let me know what you think of The Fades.
  4. Arbie
    06-25-2012 02:51 PM
    Arbie
    Eeep! I found it! =P Sorry, too much Mario fried my brain this evening! Are you in the UK btw? If so, have you been watching Bedlam?
  5. Arbie
    06-25-2012 02:49 PM
    Arbie
    Well I was about to hunt down the Bill Hicks clip where he says: "Well, well . . . we got ourselves a reader!" But then I saw your post about The Fades. It looks good! Do you know where I might be able to watch it?
  6. Atraxi
    06-24-2012 12:39 PM
    Atraxi
    Yeah, definitely. Also, Collins did a pretty good job with The Hunger Games book but massively failed with Catching Fire and Mockingjay; they are nothing but utter garbage. Takami has that over her, haha. I think the only thing that got negative reviews his way was Battle Royale II which was essentially a rip-off of the first movie. I don't know how much the author had a say in the movie sequel, though.
  7. Arbie
    06-24-2012 09:38 AM
    Arbie
    I know right? He had a great response to it! And absolutely. The same story is being written all the time, it's the writer's style that makes it stand out from all the rest. Amongst a number of other things, like what society is feeling or looking for as a whole at the time!
  8. Atraxi
    06-24-2012 07:19 AM
    Atraxi
    Oh man, Takami's response to the entire thing makes me respect him even more. Of course his books and movies are being sought out even more because of the rise in popularity with the Hunger Games, but he could have taken this whole thing in a really negative turn. When it boils down to it, though, you can look at it this way: a story is a story and can only be as good as its writer.
  9. Arbie
    06-24-2012 06:49 AM
    Arbie
    It can't have hurt Battle Royale too badly either, since its popularity probably increased when people wanted to find out what all the fuss was about. =P

    Sorry for double message, HDC told me off for the last one being too long! =[
  10. Arbie
    06-24-2012 06:49 AM
    Arbie
    I had to have another look but I think it was this bit from the Battle Royale wiki:

    "While Collins maintains that she "had never heard of that book until her book was turned in", Susan Dominus of The New York Times reports that "the parallels are striking enough that Collins's work has been savaged on the blogosphere as a baldfaced ripoff," but argued that "there are enough possible sources for the plot line that the two authors might well have hit on the same basic setup independently."[22] The general consensus in the time since has been one of amicable controversy, especially since the release of the The Hunger Games film adaptation. Battle Royale author Takami said he appreciated fans "standing up" for his book, but stated that he thinks "every novel has something to offer," and that if "readers find value in either book, that's all an author can ask for."[23]"

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