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wanna speak real English from your first lesson sign up for your free lifetime account at English class 101.com hi everyone and welcome to topics with desk I'm desk this is topics we're gonna try a podcast II sort of thing today podcast e means podcast like where we discuss something in English for fun and you can hear what a real conversation sounds like so anyway today thanks for coming Kyle I'm Kyle I was never a desk I was Kyle all along thanks for joining forever Kyle that's me forever 21 I was born this way really yeah I think Lady Gaga has a song about that right it's about all the Kyle's of the world yeah she was also born this way she was born a Kyle but she changed her name twice to Stephanie first Stephanie first and then Lady Gaga later she's really cool with rolling with this something yeah okay we miss her me and all the other Kyle's we get together sometimes and talk about it like man she was a good Kyle but now she's a great lady gaga have you ever considered a name change my first names actually Jonathan no yeah really yeah what a revelation so why are you called Kyle wait you just lied to us they said you are always in forever Kyle we can't trust you desk middle name Kyle's count important detail middle name Kyle's count too I feel I feel lied to most people do but you'll get used to it all right my parents asked them all right let's go on to safer territory okay let's discuss let's discuss media our topic with desk for today is to discuss the last thing we watch the most recent thing we watched TV show movie I suppose it could be a sporting event but we can explain the details of that thing and then try to give just enough information so the other person can guess what it was that we watched so the rule of the game will be will give the other person a hint there will be a guess if the guess is wrong the hints continue and we will try to continue until the correct answer is the rule to last longer or to be guessed first because maybe if you make the rule the person tries to make the other person take longer to guess then you know naturally not give away important to you that is true are you ready I'm ready yeah yeah I I was born ready you were born Kyle's mom okay okay do you want to go first I'll guess okay the last thing that I watch features a middle-aged man house of cards no okay now is it your turn oh okay the last thing that I watched features five men was it party of five no that's not five men is it party of five I don't know I never watched this okay the last thing that I watched takes place in the east coast of the United States was it Groundhog Day no hmm nice guest oh yeah what a loser man he's cursed okay the last thing that I watched hmm has a special guest in every episode oh this is kind of cheating if this is something we were talking about earlier is it comedians in cars getting coffee nope oh never mind then okay the last thing I watched now I said it features a middle-aged old man mm-hmm Oh actually to be honest there's lots of middle-aged men and women of all ages I just didn't want you to get stuck in the middle aged man detail because I can tell when you said Groundhog Day yours thinking things that are just one middle-aged man well you should say features the point was to make it hard for you to guess so my first glue helped in no way okay well that's basically Oh disregard that Yukos was it Mad Men No okay all right the last thing that I watched mmm the episodes take place in the south of the US I got this one Fab five you watch queer eye I did hey I win and be queer eyes awesome it's awesome it's no good show it's a good show I did you watch the previous version they used to be a show called Queer Eye for the straight guy I haven't I watched that too it was more kind of entertainment driven and while the new one is like of course it's entertainment it's a TV show it's not just about you know giving someone a makeover but they're also actually talking about important issues related to race and sexuality and you know your job and your position in society and I was quite surprised pleasantly surprised at how it is a silly and fun show in some ways but there's some depth to it yeah I liked it it's Nina the new one yeah I think I'm on about episode 3 of season 2 mm-hmm and I agree completely from what I knew from the old one which I never really watched my understanding was it was just making over schlubby guys more or less and the new season is all about making these making people better just in all sorts of ways improving how they take care of themselves how they treat themselves and other people like and they pick people who are already making an effort to to improve other people and they are just giving them a push to bring them even further along in that process yeah and I was also surprised at how open the participants on the show were like it I found it very interesting that they were choosing people like then perhaps we might stereotypically associate as being very close minded like a guy from like who's very active in his church community but was very welcoming to people of different backgrounds or like a police officer so these are kind of stereotypical I think especially white men in that area of the US have this kind of stereotype it's associated with being close-minded but the show is showing well know people can be open-minded no matter what they look like or know what their backgrounds are so and the South is as you said that is kind of a stereotype that people the south won't be accepting of these certain lifestyles or what have you and even some of the people that they help are on the the political spectrum that you would definitely not expect them to be accepting of of the Fab five but what you find is it's once people get to know each other and see how the other person works and how the other person thinks then they see that all of our similarities are way more prevalent than all of our differences yeah that's a good show it's good I really enjoy it yeah you're on season 2 season 2 okay I'm still in season 100 and looking forward to it so now we do rapid-fire yes please rapid-fire hint time okay and I'll try to make it progressively easier for you okay I know almost nothing I thought that was the point all right something I there are some clues that will make it very easy do you want those or do you want me to build up to them let's go with the build up yeah okay there is crime in this show CSI New York Miami the main characters know themselves are criminals si si some with this many middle-aged guys together committing crimes you might call it organized crime uh that one mafia show with the guys it's called the shows named after the heads yes I know person's last name I know the soprano yeah I've never seen that show you should watch it everyone seems to love it it's good yeah it's the polar opposite of queer eye where you have these criminals you see that they're good in some ways obviously not good in a lot of ways and the show really highlights the weakness inherent in a lot of these people and instead of making them better you see then become tragic figures because of their weaknesses and a lot of the time that has to do with how close minded they are and how kind of I don't know if ignorance the right word to ever use to refer to anybody but just there they have an insular insular meaning it exists within itself kind of mindset where they don't get a lot of feedback from outside influences so the way they think to today's standards seems very very old-fashioned hmm so it's not exactly a feel-good show you don't watch that show to feel happy no so what do you gain from watching the show do you feel more introspective introspective meaning like you look at yourself more closely and into yourself and think about yourself more or hmm is it purely entertainment like dramatic entertainment a bit of a a bit of B it's certainly dramatic there's some tension and suspense and you do learn to like these characters despite their flaws and hope that they'll improve and end up in a better situation and it's TV you know it's it's one of the earlier of the these high quality shows that would be considered the television Renaissance that's going on right now Sopranos and then Deadwood and then Breaking Bad and Mad Men all of these shows brought the serialized drama format to TV and an almost like Hollywood quality a film like quality and Sopranos was one of the originators of that whole change yeah I remember when The Sopranos first came out first became available people were shocked at the quality and people were shocked at the the storytelling because it was so different from anything that had appeared on TV up until that point we had lots and lots of sitcoms like I think it's like throughout the 90s it was so many sitcoms friends and Will and Grace and Seinfeld and all of these really popular fun to watch things and the dramas that were available like I jokingly talked about CSI as an example it was kind of very predictable and kind of cookie cutter in some ways too but then something like The Sopranos came onto the scene and it took everybody by storm meaning took everyone by surprise I think like viewers yeah just really into it it seemed like from the beginning yeah instead of being limited to all the drama and all the character arcs have to be confined in one episode you have seasons that it can sprawl throughout so you have characters who have arcs that last over the whole show maybe or over multiple seasons or just a few episodes and you have so much creative ability with storytelling mm-hmm in that way yeah that's huge to be able to tell a story over a long period of time instead of having 22 minutes of course there is also an art to telling stories in those 20 minutes and TV overtime really perfected that model there's value in both but the serialized format just opened the floodgates of the kinds and the complexity of stories you can tell and then now we have Game of Thrones and West world and all these shows that oh their existence - pretty much directly Sopranos really so that was kind of the catalyst the thing that started it all I would say so mmm or at least a major factor in that kind of shift yeah in presentation mm-hmm exciting yeah I haven't watched it have you seen all of it then I'm on the last season there six seasons okay I haven't seen it you should watch it I hadn't watched it until this most recent viewing hmm and everybody talked about it the way I just did like a hose was one of the most important TV shows of all time it's like I guess I'll give this Sopranos thing a shot I'm hooked now here we are here we are talking about it good one well thanks for all the hints those good sorry I sucked it yeah see you got it that's the important part hey we got their final Hey alright well those are the last things that we watched quite different what was the last thing you watched leave us a comment and we'll read it then probably won't do much we won't reply we probably what we will read it we will read and we will judge you we will we will we'll read your comments on the next episode and be like look at this look at what this guy said yeah we do every episode ends with this oh we forgot to check in with table yeah what do you think as I thought desk doesn't watch TV desk desk supports TV only all right we'll finish that up all right so if you have any other comments or questions or media that you think would be good for people to watch please feel free to let us know in the comment section of this video thanks very much for watching this episode of our English podcast and if you liked the video don't forget to give it a thumbs up subscribe to the channel and check us out at English class 101.com for some other resources for your English Studies thanks very much for watching this episode and we'll see you again next time bye see ya [Music]

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