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Gravity Falls
« on: November 15, 2012, 06:50:21 PM »


Next to Adventure Time, my favorite animated show currently airing. This great series has currently aired 12 episodes on the Disney Channel. It follows two kids who have just moved to Gravity Falls, Oregon to live with their great Uncle Stan. Each episode focuses on the two as they investigate and deal with the oddities that plague the town. It stars Jason Ritter, Kristen Schaal, Alex Hirsch and Linda Cardellini, along with a big list of guest stars. The AV Club called it a mix between The X-Files, The Simpsons and Twin Peaks. It's a ton of fun. It also features one of the best opening themes of any show:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/dDXjAbzp0hU" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/dDXjAbzp0hU</a>

And man, "The Inconveniencing" and "Double Dipper". Spectacular episodes, ranking easily among the best of any show this year.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/uAvaThHyZ6s" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/uAvaThHyZ6s</a>

Also, paper jam Dipper ;D

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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 06:59:38 PM »
PAGING DOCTOR WADDLES! ^-^

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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 07:03:23 AM »
This thread needs more Ducktective:

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In all honesty, Gravity Falls is probably my favorite cartoon currently airing (don't let the Bronies know, or they'll have me horse whipped). The general style of the show is some kind of strange Twin Peaks/The X-Files mix, but, you know, for kids. Except not, since this show gets outright freaky at times (like, Courage the Cowardly Dog levels). The Inconveniencing is a main example here, though the most recent Halloween Summerween episode has this guy. Crazy stuff, especially on a Disney channel show.

The characters are all a delight. Dipper's solid and reliable (and I actually do root for him in the whole Wendy infatuation, even if that plot is a bit overused), while Mable is the right level of kooky and lovable. It's also excellent to see a sibling pair on a show like this that consistently love and support each other, to the point where it's actually unusual to see them fighting. Gruncle Stan is pretty much a guaranteed laugh at ever turn (he's got a series Mr. Crabs vibe to him with the money scrounging, but he makes it work all his own). And then there's Soos:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/faKiPGKgI0s?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/faKiPGKgI0s?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

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Moving on from that, the show is gorgeous to look at, has great music (even beyond the insanely addictive opening theme), and tops it all off with a good sense of continuity. You can feel a big story building throughout all the episodes, even if it's only in quick passing references to past events (or the Mystery Shack sign that never gets fixed), and I'm really eager to see where they go from here.

So, yeah. Love love love this show, and it makes me all the more sad there doesn't seem to be any new episodes airing until 2013 (not sure why, some sort of scheduling snafu on Disney's part).

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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 07:41:07 AM »
I keep seeing gifs and images on tumblr from Gravity Falls, and it looks intriguing. I don't think I would ever take the time to watch it (I watch like two tv shows now as it is) but it looks like a cool show.
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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 07:51:15 AM »
I keep seeing gifs and images on tumblr from Gravity Falls, and it looks intriguing. I don't think I would ever take the time to watch it (I watch like two tv shows now as it is) but it looks like a cool show.

I follow a guy who posts awesome Parks & Rec GIFs and pics, but he's also a huge fan of Glee. Consequently, although I've never seen a single episode, I know what the whole cast looks like. stumblr doesn't have a filter by tag feature, does it?   ;D

Oh yeah, this has nothing to do with Gravity Falls.
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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 07:56:04 AM »
I keep seeing gifs and images on tumblr from Gravity Falls, and it looks intriguing. I don't think I would ever take the time to watch it (I watch like two tv shows now as it is) but it looks like a cool show.

I follow a guy who posts awesome Parks & Rec GIFs and pics, but he's also a huge fan of Glee. Consequently, although I've never seen a single episode, I know what the whole cast looks like. stumblr doesn't have a filter by tag feature, does it?   ;D

Oh yeah, this has nothing to do with Gravity Falls.

Assuming you use either Chrome or Firefox, you can download an add on to your browser called Tumblr Savior. You can put certain words or phrases that are likely to appear in tags that you don't want to see, so that your tumblr feed can be filtered. In mine, I blacklisted phrases like "gangnam" and "hobbit" and "Arrested Development", and, of course, "Carson Ellis". :D
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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012, 03:09:05 PM »
I keep seeing gifs and images on tumblr from Gravity Falls, and it looks intriguing. I don't think I would ever take the time to watch it (I watch like two tv shows now as it is) but it looks like a cool show.

It's worth watching if you get a chance.  Almost every episode has been great.


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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2012, 06:01:22 PM »
I'm not a regular viewer, but I like what I've seen quite a bit.  Plus, I'm a pretty big fan of Kristen Schall


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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2012, 09:59:33 AM »
One of the best moments in TV this year:

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Absolutely amazing episode.
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Re: Gravity Falls
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Re: Gravity Falls
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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2012, 02:51:33 PM »
about bloody time!
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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2012, 04:34:41 PM »
My son is going to school dressed as Dipper for "Disney Character Dress Up Day".



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Re: Gravity Falls
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2012, 04:42:13 PM »
Already puts my Dipper outfit for Comic Con next summer to shame, and I haven't even started on it yet.


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