>Favorite western series ends
>Favorite manga/anime/LN ends
>Depressed for weeks
Why does this happen
>watching anything western
Oh you poor little plebeian.
Screw you man! "The IT Crowd" was okay.
>Not watching shows like The Wire and Breaking Bad
Oh you poor little weeaboo
>being that autist
west has good things too.
Wtf what kind of retard are you?
>not watching Arrow, Person of Interest, Breaking Bad, the first two season of Dexter, Game of thrones....
people are really retarded.
Western tv is almost entirely shit, including Breaking Bad.
I like The Wire, Twin Peaks, and Deadwood, but that's about it.
I don't know, are you pray Allah today Osama,my dear friend?
>Watching only Anime and Asian dramas
How does it feel to be autistic?
How is Breaking Bad shit but Twin Peaks isn't?
Feels pretty great compared to what those retards, watching Breaking Bad or GoT or Sherlock or whatever, must feel.
How about you retards fuck of to /tv/ instead.
Breaking Bad is a perfect example of a show coasting entirely off of its premise only to lose itself by the end.
Twin Peaks, while not being all that well written either, has style, something a majority of western tv lacks.
>not get into cape comics
good boy, you must NEVER start to reading capeshit. you can't escape, you start reading it and you'll reading it for the rest of your life even if they make you angry. Fuck you Slott.
You dislike Breaking Bad but like Deadwood?
Because most western shows have no major plot line and thus can end whenever, while anime/manga/ln's almost always have a major plot line that gets its ending butchered because they either don't have enough shekels or the writer is an incompetent fool who drags out his popular story way too long because he wants more shekels
It's obviously because you get more emotionally invested in the nip made stuff, but why that is, I cannot say. I feel the same, though.
Deadwood's prose is massively entertaining.
Japan makes terrible dramas, seriously. Anime is fun and novel but in terms of content fluidity, and competency they pale in comparison to a good western show
Because you are a homosexual.
You're just a weeaboo with bad taste. It's normal among anime fans. You prefer overdramatic melodrama so common in anime to well written, subtle shows.
OP is talking more in terms to the attachment one can form to japanese media over western media
Breaking Bad's premise was that a non-threatening white man get's involved with a life of crime, becoming more unhinged as the show goes on, hence the title. Twin Peaks was supposed to be about a murder that goes unsolved, but then the producers forced them to solve it, at which point they pulled the second season out their asses as they went along, resulting in a bunch of pretentious "deep" stuff, much like Lost.
Call me back when western tv can make anything like Lain, Mushishi, Utena, Mononoke, Rose of Versailles, etc.
Replace show with book and you're ok.
Deadwood to me more or less amounted to a lot of "Will they or won't they?" and almost all of the characters were annoying. The plot also started to lag after the second season and it shows in third season when it was clear that the writers really didn't even really know what to do anymore
Don't be unreasonable, anon-kun. You'll be long dead before that happens.
oh yeah completely predictable comedy and shitty acting is great
Both apply really. Japan falls victim to too many cliches and absurdities that Western television and books can trump Japanese media.
Japan is still has the west beat in certain areas though
Berlin Alexanderplatz, The Decalogue, Fanny and Alexander, The Kingdom, Band of Brothers, I, Claudius...
Sorry anime, you aren't even close.
Like I said, I agree, Twin Peaks is not well written. It has style, which is something a majority of western tv lacks.
>watching shit western
If you actually had taste you might find equivocally decent shows. Tron:U and Wakfu are amazing
That or you're to weeb to save.
Are you really going to reach for the 2deep4you shit and try to compare it to masterpieces like The Wire
I'll give you I, Claudius, that was the shit.
>Fanny and Alexander
Using mini series by acclaimed film directors like Bergman and Kieslowski is cheating.
Ed Wood's movies had "style". Style does not quality make.
the wire was a boring documentary that turned to shit at the end of season 2. stop licking imdbs ass
I like Western comedy shows, sitcoms and whatnot. There is some really good stuff like Arrested Development, Whose Line is it Anyway, Mitch Hedburg Standup, Steven Wright Classic Standups etc.
No one culture is perfect, reason you feel depressed is the level of attachment and self-insertion. You normally don't self-insert in Western shows and dramas. But anime/manga you feel the feels that MC is feeling because passively you are the MC.
Why? It's still TV.
I happened to see it on TV once, maybe I just stumbled upon a very good episode but I thought it was bretty gud. British comedy really is one of the best.
You forgot The Office (UK), the best thing western TV has to offer. What's the anime equivalent of The Office?
Fine, replace what I said with American tv. I haven't seen Decalauge yet, but I can't help but compare Fanny and Alexander in the medium of film instead of tv.
I was depressed when Korra ended... but for entirely different reasons.
Good style does though
two weeks until new True Detective
fucking superb owl
Most of /co/ was happy to see it go but
You know, I really don't know how I always passively self insert into anime/manga considering I'm always thinking and reading from an observer's prospective. I used to credit it to Japanese creators being better at drawing out emotion in their consumers.
Where do I find other patrician shows like this?
90s Cartoons was just as good as 90s anime. after 2000s it started slowly going to shit.
You like TD? I still haven't been able to really get into it which is a surprise considering I love almost all of HBO's original programming
Banshee has been fucking awesome though
I haven't watched one single western series of the 2Ks.
The kingdom and Band of Brothers are shit.
Pretty much everyone thinks that cartoons were awesome during the period they were a kid and then went to shit around the time they became an adult.
I don't think it has anything to do with "objective quality".
Thanks god I have a life, friends and a job, if I was a complete NEET I would finish my backlog in a month, but with all the things I have to do it will last forever.
>Watching Game of Thrones
>Not reading ASoIaF
Fuck, it seems like the retard was you all along anon...
But the thing is, anime from the time I was a kid, or before then, isn't better to me than what is coming out when I get older, so why does it happen with western animation? The Simpsons at least have officially been drooping in quality...
But I don't think Twin Peaks has a good style. The first season was watchable, but they tried too hard to make it mean more than it did, and all those dream sequences didn't really work out.
Most anime bore me and I don't watch TV shows. Try with films, OP. They tend to be much better than TV shit.
My backlog has long since exceeded my ability to finish it. It just keeps growing, but I don't seem to finish anything anymore... And you see this as a good thing?
Western TV tries to shove an endless parade of niggers down my throat. All western media for that matter. Anything is superior to that.
Besides, cute girls doing cute things.
But anon, the books don't have pictures of naked girls in them...
USA is not the only Western country.
>All western media for that matter.
Western media =/= American media
I don't watch Western stuff.
I try to read instead.
the only thing that comes to mind is Service x service but that's probably a stretch.
I watched the first episode with my father, because I had heard good things about GoT. Needless to say, I would've rather watched the End of Evangelion with him.
What would you do if you had no anime on your backlog? Watch everything in this season even if you like only 2 or 3 shows? Jesus, just the thought of finishing my backlog and having to wait one week to watch a new episode of a decent show scares me.
haha my manga will never end
go away /tv/
I see the same shit on brit TV, other stuff.. they speaka no engrish or moonspeak and I haven't gotten around to that language yet.
Fun fact: I did watch End of Evangelion with my dad. His reactions were priceless. I also coaxed him into watching some Bible Black, Kitami's cock had him in stitches.
Watch films from 20s-50s. They were fun and racist.
Oh. I didn't think of that. Guess it's better to wallow in excess than starve...
Western media =/= British media
And a lot of them had superior acting, since there were no special effects to divert people's attention away from poor acting.
Yeah, how can they enjoy something so retarded, am i right?!
>Both apply really
Sure, because the Japanese classic is so very cliche ridden.
Well, it depends. But yes, I prefer older mainstream than modern mainstream. Nowadays Hollywood really sucks.
Yeah, mass production eats the soul of anything, which is why we have so gems. At least a lot of manga manages to stay innovative...
Cliches aren't bad, but they are really too common in anime.
>Feel empty for like 3 days
And I wonder why i finish nothing
So what do you consider western media?
That's because the entire medium is based around arranging, chopping and screwing with them.
Anime is basically the Turntablism of visual media.
Why is the wire a masterpiece again? I thought it was decent at best
I know that feel. I can never go past halfway with any particular series that I like because I'm just so afraid of the experience coming to an end. 2013 alone ended around 6 manga/LN that I love and it's been hard for me since
Well OP, you clearly build a stronger emotional bond with characters that don't look like real humans, and this obviously stems from your inability to form meaningful relationships with your fellow humans, thus leading you to seek emotional gratification in the embracing arms of 2D, as we all do. Or maybe western shows just aren't as gripping, because you know the actors are acting, but the characters in manga aren't, since, you know, it's the only reality they exist in.
It's socially relevant and "novelistic".
I don't want blatantly racist things, just not so obviously preaching PC.
Sounds like you are substituting entertainment in place of human interaction.
I watched clockwork orange with my parents and sister.
Now there is a running joke within my family about singing in the rain...
Do you know where you are?
British and American media = Western media
Western media =/= British and American media
Western media = American and European (+countries populated by European people such as Australia) media
You know, that's probably my problem. I sympathize with these characters a little more since they're drawings instead of actors
>Reading eastern scifi
This has nothing to do with science...
>Reading western scifi
Fuck yea, science.
You aren't using equal signs right, but your point is correct.
People wouldn't shut up about it so I did what i do for any long running show, watch the first 2 seasons and then the last episode.
I think it was a good ending people need to kill of the main character more often.
>Western sci fi
That's okay, that's the secret to anime's success.
dumb down science for dumb down people
I don't like the feeling it gives me though when shit happens that I don't like or when the series ends. It's no good to have more attachment to fictional characters if they can instill a deep depression in you. I remember reading the ending to one manga and being depressed to the point of tears for weeks. I don't like the idea of not being able to properly enjoy something that should be a fun hobby because it'll make me feel like shit in the end
But anime isn't very successful. Only manchildren and kids watch it.
But it's successful enough to warrant more and more all the time, obviously it's a lucrative business.
That's too bad, but I actually seek out stuff that could make me feel that way, my life is pretty blissful, and the only way to feel depression and sorrow is through escapism and fiction. It's a high of sorts, to feel bad. Like how some people seek adrenaline by doing extreme sports.
>Could never happen
It's really fun to watch films from Hollywood portraying Asians and then watch real Asian films from the same period.
>Englishmen race to find the tomb of Ghengis Khan. They have to get there fast, as the evil genius Dr. Fu Manchu is also searching, and if he gets the mysteriously powerful relics, he and his diabolical daughter will enslave the world!
>A real Chinese film
>Street walker by night, devoted mother by day, a woman fights to get her young son an education amid criminal and social injustice in China.
>Brave New World
>Isn't happening right now
>the first two season of Dexter
If you have to restrict it to the first parts, don't recommend it. Next thing you will be recommending Starship Troopers and Robocop.
/tv/ discussion is not /a/
Or the first season of Darker than Black...
>I'm too dumb to understand it, so it is bad.
Remind me, why does Asian literature suck so much, when compared to European literature?
I feel the same way OP.
Because you've never read any?
>Anything with abstract and obscure references, even when they're not executed well, is deep to me
This is you
>he hasn't even read Genji Monogatari
Because you don't know moon and read shitty translations
this isn't true
i still mourn the loss of courage the cowardly dog every day