Stuff You Like: Hogfather

The Discworld! Terry Pratchett! Sky One! A miniseries that is (mostly) gorgeous, main characters who are (mostly) brilliant, and a three hour miniseries that should have been shorter.

But still, Death is in it. And he’s wonderful. Also we talk about hero/villain shipping.

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23 Comments on "Stuff You Like: Hogfather"

Critic_Critic
Guest

Thief Of Time is fantastic. Everyone, go read it now.

Gathenhielm
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I would love to see an adaptation of any of the Ankh Morpork City Watch books.

Viredae
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Only one problem, who would you cast as Vimes?

Sicilian
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That’s an easy one – Kiefer Sutherland would be awesome as Old Stoneface.

dgeypscun
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My pick has always been Hugh Laurie

RJ Dalton
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Nah, the bigger question is who the hell would be Nobby Nobs?

CheesecakeSeptember
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I was tempted to watch this one since I was such a fan of the Going Postal Mini-Series (despite never reading/watching any Diskworld media before that) but I had no idea what it was about and didn’t really bother to look for a copy. Although, what you described and showed definitely looks interesting. I’m going to have to locate a copy to watch now. I also need to start reading the books since I’ve been meaning to for a long time anyway.

Lightice
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The books are great. They are easy to read even if you’re not into books in general, but also have a great deal of nuances and countless little nods and references that can make going through them again an enjoyable experience in itself.

I recommend that you start from Mort and proceed from there chronologically; the books before that are more like straight-up fantasy parodies with very little depth or substance in themselves, but starting from Mort they develop into this great mixture of satire and drama that makes them quite unique in the fantasy genre.

Shlecky
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Eh, I actually don’t like the newer books – I know that I sound like a conservative old fart, but I think they REALLY went downhill on anything involving the Goblin race (or the Retcon race, as I call them). Snuff was awful with an overpowered, steam-roller Vimes, whereas Raising Steam did it again with trains. The villains especially went downhill – in both Unseen Academicals and Snuff, the villain is talked up a lot about how evil they are, but don’t actually do much. The villains of Steam are barely worth mentioning, being obvious clones of religious fanatics with… Read more »
Reader
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Yay more books!

alexthed
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Wow, are we on the same page or what? I just finished reading the book for Christmas. AND I just watched this miniseries. Well… I guess we’re not 100% on the same page as I didn’t have the issues with pacing you had. I’m a pretty big Terry Pratchett fan so I gushed over this review. I’ve seen all the miniseries based on his books and they were enjoyable… but not as much as the books. The problem is that Terry Pratchett really writes his humor for the page. Going Postal – for example – is one of my favorite… Read more »
TheSKARD1
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Are you saying Character Shifting, Character Shipping? I have no idea what that is.

TheSKARD1
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On other note I think the 1st half is the better half.

Why do characters in the miniseries keep mispronouncing Teatime’s name when they haven’t seen it spelled out? It sounds more like tee-ah-tor-may when he says it. That sounds nothing like what they think it does.

The Mysterious M
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This is the first episode of your show I’ve seen, and I’m gonna look for more. Have you gone over “The Color of Magic” yet? And if not, could you? Please?

happymel
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I’ve never heard of this before. It sounds and looks interesting. Also, I learn so much from your videos sometimes!

Fran Ohmsford
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Film and TV have spent decades trying to persuade us of that old saw told to little girls – He’s only teasing you because he likes you – related to that other old saw told to little boys – Bullies are cowards inside and all you have to do is stand up to them – Both of which are utter rubbish! This has culminated in today’s media as the idea that any two people of the opposite sex who cannot stand each other will inevitably end up together! Joss Whedon’s Buffy and Angel {and to a lesser extent Firefly/Serenity} are… Read more »
DeadCobra
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The Hogfather is an amazing movie i liked it sins i first saw it
I never shipped them

CaptainRoland
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What the is this shit?

CaptainRoland
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Whatever it’s never be successful and should not be ever or even exist from the first several seconds.

CaptainRoland
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What the fuck are you talking about?

CaptainRoland
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Seems like the most stupidest confusing fantasy-related novel I ever heard.

Sodapopcorn
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I was not even aware there was Susan/Teatime shipping out there.
Seems kind of silly and disturbing, really. Then again, I have seen sillier, not to mention far, far more disturbing.

RedfeildRE
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I had never read any of the books and have a bit more patience for long movies so I liked the beginning. For me, I think it helped to have the slower pace at the beginning and I was not bored looking at my watch at any time. Every time a new character was introduced I felt I had time to get to know them or at least what was important to know at the time. Over all, the movie was long but I was not bored and I enjoyed it.

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