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Title: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: smokester on January 10, 2009, 10:15:32 AM
My favourite program has to be "Pushing Daisies".  I can't believe how good Anna Friel is in it and the storyline is consistent for once.  I hope this series runs and runs as I eagerly await each week's episode.  I usually hate the mushy parts of programs but I wish those to would kiss already!!
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Post by: JackFrost on January 10, 2009, 11:15:47 AM
Well, since they cancelled The 4400 and South Park really took a huge dip in quality after the writers' strike, I have to imagine it'd be House M.D.

And I really love The Daily Show and The Colbert Report (To which I'm sure the Brits are saying: What the bloody hell are those?  :D).

Dexter's pretty good, too.
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Post by: smokester on January 10, 2009, 01:50:27 PM
The Daily Show[/i] and The Colbert Report (

I watch both of those sometimes and I believe it is the Beeb that airs them at 7pm.  I liked 2 and a half seasons of House and the went off in an instant because of some absurd storylines.. :-\
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Post by: feelingindifferent on January 10, 2009, 06:18:30 PM
Mad Men
30 Rock
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Post by: CMF on January 10, 2009, 08:27:30 PM
The Big Bang Theory and Heroes
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Post by: dweez on January 11, 2009, 12:21:47 AM
Heroes, Psych, House MD, Stargate, Smallville (dl'd and am watching straight through season 8 now), Numb3rs, Leverage, and Mentalist.
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Post by: nenea_hartia on January 11, 2009, 03:23:32 AM
Stargate, Battlestar Galactica and Desperate Housewives.
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Post by: smokester on January 11, 2009, 03:40:16 AM
A month or 2 ago I would have said "Sanctuary" but that program is starting to lose its way in my opinion?.. :-\
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Post by: dweez on January 11, 2009, 05:07:42 AM
I've got all the eps of Sanctuary (even the web eps) but have yet to start watching them.
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Post by: yolanda71 on January 11, 2009, 06:57:10 AM
Victorian Farm. It started this Thursday. Oh and Apparitions, with Martin Shaw as a rebellious exorcist.
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Post by: smokester on January 11, 2009, 07:23:45 AM
I downloaded the complete series of apparitions for my better half last night.  She is chomping at the bit to start watching it!!
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 11, 2009, 07:37:54 AM
m don't watch much TV ,not religiously anyway.
i am partial to watching HOUSE  when its on.
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Post by: smokester on January 11, 2009, 07:52:59 AM
Other than sport I don't watch any TV programs when they are aired.  I download them weekly or by complete series and watch them at my leisure.
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Post by: dweez on January 11, 2009, 09:01:22 AM
m don't watch much TV ,not religiously anyway.
i am partial to watching HOUSE  when its on.

Around here, that means you watch a lot of tv.  It seems the USA Network has a House marathon on about every other day.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 11, 2009, 11:00:40 AM
I dont sit down and watch a tv show ever but in this last year I watched, religiously, the following:

30 Rock**
Appraritions
Big Bang Theory**
Brothers and Sisters
Californication
Chuck
Damages (new season just started and EVERYONE must watch this. If you never watch anything else in your life)**
Eli Stone
ER
Fringe
Gary Unmarried
Gossip Girl
Greys Anatomy
Heroes
Kim and Kath
Law and Order**
Law and Order SVU**
New Adventures of Old Christine**
NipTuck
Pushing Daisies (got canceled by the way)
Samantha Who
Simpsons
SNL
South Park (Jack you WILL burn in hell for that comment)**
Ugly Betty
Worst Week (best new comedy this year)**
**Favorites
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Post by: smokester on January 11, 2009, 11:06:52 AM
Pushing Daisies got cancelled?!?!  I don't believe it.  And the crap they keep running for seasons on end.

Interesting list there OC1, quite a few of them I have never heard of and I will be downloading the pilot episodes soon.
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Post by: yolanda71 on January 11, 2009, 11:16:17 AM
I downloaded the complete series of apparitions for my better half last night.  She is chomping at the bit to start watching it!!

I thought it was really good, but it looks like one season is all we're getting  :-\
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 11, 2009, 12:08:09 PM
Damn!! Seriously, Catholic CSI is over? I liked it too. I even burned a copy and am passing it around at the restaurant. I thought it was good.

Smoke, be careful which of these you download. Alot of them are soap opera type crap but I cant seem to let them go.
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Post by: JackFrost on January 11, 2009, 09:37:19 PM
Sorry, cheapy, but I stand by my opinion of SP. Season 12 was awful. Yeah there were a few funny moments, but overall a very sub par effort.  :-\
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 11, 2009, 10:26:03 PM
Yolanda!! Explain how they can cancel Apparitions but air "Demons"? It has some exorcists and demons but it's rubbish I tell you. Have you seen it yet?

Jack - Major Boobage and Brittany's New Look were masterful works of humor.
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Post by: JackFrost on January 11, 2009, 10:40:30 PM
Jack - Major Boobage and Brittany's New Look were masterful works of humor.

I'll give you Major Boobage because it made me laugh out loud, but I despised that Britney episode in particular.
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Post by: yolanda71 on January 12, 2009, 03:55:19 AM
Yolanda!! Explain how they can cancel Apparitions but air "Demons"? It has some exorcists and demons but it's rubbish I tell you. Have you seen it yet?

Apparitions has not officially cancelled yet, but neither is there any news on new episodes.
I haven't seen Demons yet. It sounds shite tbh, so I don't think I'll watch it.
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Post by: dweez on January 12, 2009, 08:47:59 AM
I'll give you Major Boobage

Hilarious.
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Post by: JackFrost on January 12, 2009, 08:59:37 AM
Hilarious.

You should see some of the thing cheapy puts in!  :D

When I asked her to change her South Park avatar of me, she said something like:

"I've already done you once and now you want me to do you again?"

 :D :D :D

Good times, people!
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Post by: frankcapri on January 12, 2009, 03:45:39 PM
The list of "That's what she saids" is racking up pretty good for you two  :D

I like these mostly

30 Rock
The Office
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

I'll continue watching South Park for the same masochistic reasons I continued
to watch Diff'rent Strokes in its last couple of seasons.
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Post by: JackFrost on January 12, 2009, 07:02:28 PM
Yeah, I guess I really shouldn't hae forgotten to mention It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, that show damn' rocks!
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Post by: CMF on January 12, 2009, 07:57:44 PM
Yeah, I guess I really shouldn't hae forgotten to mention It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, that show damn' rocks!

agreed

There was some new Big Bang Theory today.
Hilarious  :D :D :D
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 12, 2009, 09:44:09 PM
Just getting ready to log off and watch it CMF

Lord help me that show is so AWESOME!! Its one of the few show that we actually watch as a family and laugh hysterically every time.
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Post by: CMF on January 16, 2009, 05:19:44 AM
There was new Office yesterday - very funny!
It was mainly over the duel between Dwight and Andy.  :D
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Post by: AKKDHOLI on January 16, 2009, 05:45:20 AM
HOUSE MD
Prison Break
Desperate Housewives
Smallville
Heroes

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Post by: jackalope21 on January 17, 2009, 08:31:15 PM

House
Battlestar Galactica
Lost
Chuck
The Office
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Post by: Discover99 on January 18, 2009, 10:23:47 AM
My favourite program has to be "Pushing Daisies".  I can't believe how good Anna Friel is in it and the storyline is consistent for once.  I hope this series runs and runs as I eagerly await each week's episode.  I usually hate the mushy parts of programs but I wish those to would kiss already!!
as far as i know it's canceled along with dirty sexy money and eli stone

my fav tv program atm is fringe i think and i'm very curious about upcoming dollhouse by joss whedon
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Post by: JackFrost on January 18, 2009, 11:19:08 AM
and i'm very curious about upcoming dollhouse by joss whedon

I can't believe he's working with FOX again after how they treated Firefly...
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Post by: oothefuxthat on January 18, 2009, 11:23:18 AM
Heroes.....when we bloody get it back on

Masterchef...though it is a cheezy format, i still like it

Sky Sports News lol
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Post by: smokester on January 18, 2009, 12:48:40 PM
Heroes.....when we bloody get it back on
Masterchef...though it is a cheezy format, i still like it
Sky Sports News lol

Masterchef is the only program me and the missus watch together, at least we did till this place came along :-\
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Post by: oothefuxthat on January 18, 2009, 03:08:29 PM
Masterchef is the only program me and the missus watch together, at least we did till this place came along :-\
up to now, i think that last weeks winner is the best one yet in this series, the young kid who got through this week will be found out in my opinion...

...roll on tomorrow at 8.30 ;D
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Post by: feelingindifferent on January 19, 2009, 03:33:10 AM
Currently I really really bless'ed love Green Wing. Tamsin Greig is like Britain's version of Tina Fey. Also enjoying Black Books.
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Post by: Stewpidasso on January 19, 2009, 04:45:30 AM
My  favourite tv  show now-   any  news program, (today, nightly with williams,  any of those  except  Katie  Couric,  and  my  local  news station,  I  like  their  programming,  however,  when the weather comes on,  the person doing it, I find so offensive,  I  ponder at the enjoyment of stabbing myself in the eyes with a spoon,   but than realize I'd  have  to  shove a ice pick in each ear,  as their voice only worsens  the condition.



All that said I don' watch  much tv more so listen  from another room.   If i had  to choose  which one < if they were all on at once>   BBC  world news  and as for interent  shows-   
msnbc -  pretty up to date on content-
 and
 Al -Jazeera  english-   as they show alot of the other side content  that  the  news  in america  WON'T show you  or is  stopped from showing  you.


sorry if i got off subject  a lil
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Post by: Discover99 on January 19, 2009, 07:19:08 AM
Heroes.....when we bloody get it back on
i've had it with those stupid twists and turns on heroes after  the 13th episode. i loved s1 though.
but watching s3 feels to me like the producer are thinking about how much money will we get out of s4 instead of telling a proper story.

I can't believe he's working with FOX again after how they treated Firefly...

yeah - i read in an interview that now at least he knows what they want and how he can try to make it work for them and for him as well. i don't know enough about the film business to know if he has a lot of choice about who he's going to work with.

people seem to worry that the new timeslot may be a death sentence to the show even though it hasn't even aired yet
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Post by: Stewpidasso on January 19, 2009, 07:06:53 PM
Antique roadshow
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Post by: dweez on January 19, 2009, 11:41:05 PM
Discover is all angry and poo.  Kind of turns me on.  Discover...how you doin'?
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Post by: Discover99 on January 20, 2009, 04:06:51 AM
^ quite well thanks :)
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Post by: smokester on January 20, 2009, 04:20:57 AM
That dweez, he's such a smoothy..

I am still depressed about the cancelling of Pushing Daisies!!!

@ Oothe' - did you see that twit last night on masterchef serve up a half eaten carrot? How embarrassing!
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Post by: Discover99 on January 20, 2009, 04:22:16 AM
^did you ever watch dead like me? its made by the same guy who made pushing daisies, but dlm is much better imho

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Post by: JackFrost on January 20, 2009, 11:37:01 AM
Y'know I keep forgetting to mention the show Life.

(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/300/lif101136637669du4.jpg)

It's about a police officer, Charlie Crews, who is wrongly imprisoned for 12 years before it is determined that he did not commit the murders of which he's accused. Crews gets a huge cash settlement and as a stipulation of the settlement is now a detective in the LAPD. So in addition to the weekly centralized story of solving some new crime, there is also an underlying story of Crews trying to discover who set him up and why - despite the fact that he shouldn't be doing the investigation at all.

Charlie's suspects are turning out to be some very powerful people in law enforcement. One of the people who might be responsible is the father of his current partner.

Charlie's a little like House in the sense that he seems to have intimidating recall for all sorts of unusual information, but Charlie doesn't act like prick to everyone he meets like House does.

It's a decent show that from the looks of the dwindling ratings might not be around too much longer...
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Post by: oothefuxthat on January 20, 2009, 11:51:47 AM
i've had it with those stupid twists and turns on heroes after  the 13th episode. i loved s1 though.
but watching s3 feels to me like the producer are thinking about how much money will we get out of s4 instead of telling a proper story.
i have to agree that s3 hasn't been the best, how they killed off Adam Munroe, given that they were all scared to death at the very mention of his name in s1/2, was just bloody silly.
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Post by: laama on January 20, 2009, 12:32:30 PM
House
Prison Break
Battlestar Galactica
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Post by: Discover99 on January 20, 2009, 01:01:49 PM
i loved s1 of life, the way they worked with zen quotations and charlie's way to connect to people was amazing. it had a very quirky humor, i haven't watched much of the new season yet though. i've read that people felt it was going downhill, but i don't really know why they felt that way. ..

i have to agree that s3 hasn't been the best, how they killed off Adam Munroe, given that they were all scared to death at the very mention of his name in s1/2, was just bloody silly.

yeah, actually i already forget how they killed him, and maybe he'll come back anyways --- because of some time travelling ;)
i was glad to see that "veronica mars" or whatever her name was finally died... 
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Post by: oothefuxthat on January 20, 2009, 02:01:40 PM
yeah, actually i already forget how they killed him, and maybe he'll come back anyways --- because of some time travelling ;)
i was glad to see that "veronica mars" or whatever her name was finally died... 
but as we know, anything can change in a scenes notice in the world of Heroes lol

just watched masterchef......i think we just saw the series winner go through
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 20, 2009, 02:05:17 PM
i am partial to watching Oz and James on the bbc .

on the tv at the moment is a very disturbing program about stabbing.
cannot watch as it upsets / no pisses me off watching what happens on cctv. >:(
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Post by: smokester on January 20, 2009, 02:37:48 PM
but as we know, anything can change in a scenes notice in the world of Heroes lol

just watched masterchef......i think we just saw the series winner go through

I had a phone call just as they were going to say which one of the boys was going through.  Which one was it?  I said earlier but you must have missed it Oo', that did you see that muppet yesterday serve up a half eaten carrot?
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Post by: JackFrost on January 20, 2009, 02:51:36 PM
i have to agree that s3 hasn't been the best, how they killed off Adam Munroe,

Um, you guys do know there's a spoiler button, right?  ;) :D :P
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Post by: smokester on January 20, 2009, 02:54:58 PM
Um, you guys do know there's a spoiler button, right?  ;) :D :P

And you know how to edit other people's posts ::)   ;)
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Post by: JackFrost on January 20, 2009, 03:02:26 PM
And you know how to edit other people's posts ::)   ;)

Yeah, but the cat was already way out of the bag before I got here!

And just because I can edit other people's posts, doesn't mean that I want to do it...  :D
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Post by: oothefuxthat on January 20, 2009, 03:08:38 PM
I had a phone call just as they were going to say which one of the boys was going through.  Which one was it?  I said earlier but you must have missed it Oo', that did you see that muppet yesterday serve up a half eaten carrot?
the guy with the beard went through, though i think that either one would've gone through in any other heat, a shame they had to meet in the 1st round. the guy with the half eaten carrot yesterday, really shouldn't have turned up lol

@ JackFrost they killed Adam Munroe off pretty early in the series, i'm not trying to ruin other peepz watching pleasure, i like the show too much to ruin it for others  :)
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Post by: JackFrost on January 20, 2009, 05:20:26 PM
@ JackFrost they killed Adam Munroe off pretty early in the series, i'm not trying to ruin other peepz watching pleasure, i like the show too much to ruin it for others  :)

I think the writers of that show have ruined it more than your spoiler ever could.  :D

And it wasn't really a big deal, I was just playing around...

I forget sometimes having the MOD title makes people 'read' your posts a little differently...  :D
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Post by: smokester on January 20, 2009, 05:24:32 PM
He's a moderate moderator Oo'
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Post by: oothefuxthat on January 21, 2009, 02:05:35 PM
i like moderate moderators :D

just watched masterchef, i still think yesterdays heat winner is the best we have seen to date
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Post by: smokester on January 21, 2009, 02:21:05 PM
No one jumped out at you this evening imo, but I think the best contestant went through nevertheless. I do feel that this series is a bit "choreographed" though, Greg and John sound like they are reading it from a script rather than making an honest judgement.
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Post by: oothefuxthat on January 21, 2009, 02:27:48 PM
yeh it does have that kinda feel to it, but they are sticking to a tried and tested formula
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Post by: jackalope21 on January 21, 2009, 08:06:37 PM
Antique roadshow

you mean Desperate Housewives?
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Post by: Santafer on January 21, 2009, 10:56:10 PM
Supernatural right now.
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Post by: smokester on January 22, 2009, 02:35:52 AM
Oh yeah forget Supernatural after it's break.  Must go and see if the next episode is available.  Whilst I love the show, these days it is more for the laughs it gives me rather than the suspense.
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Post by: Discover99 on January 22, 2009, 09:05:42 AM
Bryan Fuller, the guy that created Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies is taking over as head writer at Heroes with episode #20....so that will be either really good or really bad for the show
he has been writing for heroes before he left for pushing daisies ..
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Post by: oothefuxthat on January 22, 2009, 01:32:42 PM
masterchef halfway through, i still think that the guy from tuesday is the fav to win.....what do you think smokes, if ya see this before the end?
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Post by: smokester on January 22, 2009, 01:46:04 PM
Rice soup!?!? with a skin on top? What was she thinking??

I kind of like the blonde girl's legs... but if you are talking of the bald, bearded guy? you could well be right.
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Post by: Santafer on January 22, 2009, 11:47:49 PM
Oh yeah forget Supernatural after it's break.  Must go and see if the next episode is available.  Whilst I love the show, these days it is more for the laughs it gives me rather than the suspense.

Yeah I know what you mean. I guess some of the plot points are kind of transparent. For example Azazel(yellow eye) was making the army of psychics for 2 reason, either to serve Lucifer or to take his place. That's the only ways I see that play out. 

Anyway the show is entertaining and that's why I watch it. Also following Heroes, Smallville and Scrubs. I don't watch that much TV and sadly they canceled Journeyman. I also have to finally start season 2 of Chuck.

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Post by: oothefuxthat on January 23, 2009, 09:57:58 AM
I kind of like the blonde girl's legs... but if you are talking of the bald, bearded guy? you could well be right.
the blondie certainly had nice legs

the bald guy with the beard went through. i still think he is going to win in, though we have some new contestants to see...

...shame about his pud last night, but i would've destroyed the scallops he made
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Post by: yolanda71 on January 23, 2009, 10:01:15 AM
I like Masterchef, but I am sick of the two judges when they're busy chosing their favourites. What a bunch of pompous asses that pair is.
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Post by: oothefuxthat on January 23, 2009, 10:24:28 AM
I like Masterchef, but I am sick of the two judges when they're busy chosing their favourites. What a bunch of pompous asses that pair is.
i agree with you about Greg and John. i watch it for the cooking, and to see the contestants develop the further they go in the competition
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Post by: yolanda71 on January 23, 2009, 02:10:36 PM
Same here, I always turn the sound down when they start their self important babbling. If I didn't I might be inclined to put my fist through the screen.
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Post by: Discover99 on January 23, 2009, 02:40:58 PM
i enjoyed the new episode of Fringe yesterday. did anybody else see it?
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 23, 2009, 02:47:31 PM
I saw it but the whole giant "cold" slugs was alittle strange. I dont like it when they try and visualize the mutenty things. Ild rather leave that to my imagination.
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Post by: Discover99 on January 23, 2009, 02:54:00 PM
^yeah those slugs were kinda disturbing, but a pharmacy close by is selling cuddly ebola -, e-coli -, ect viruses as stuffed animals, having that in mind i didn't mind so much ;)

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Post by: dweez on January 23, 2009, 03:02:25 PM
Discover, was the the one after her abduction?  I'm really enjoying the Fringe series a lot.
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Post by: smokester on January 23, 2009, 03:26:37 PM
Same here, I always turn the sound down when they start their self important babbling. If I didn't I might be inclined to put my fist through the screen.

What annoys me most is that they obviously know who they want to progress beforehand, and they big up their food to justify them staying on, at least the next bit.  Last week someone made a crumble and I lost count of how many superlatives they used to describe it - IT'S A BLOODY CRUMBLE for christ's sake!!
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Post by: yolanda71 on January 23, 2009, 03:29:50 PM
I bloody hate reality tv. Whoever invented it deserves a nice hot spot in hell.
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Post by: oothefuxthat on January 23, 2009, 03:34:11 PM
What annoys me most is that they obviously know who they want to progress beforehand, and they big up their food to justify them staying on,
i'm not so sure about that, though i have no doubt that the filming is heavily edited before we see it
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Post by: JackFrost on January 23, 2009, 05:28:39 PM
I bloody hate reality tv. Whoever invented it deserves a nice hot spot in hell.

I think Allen Funt's already dead, actually, so he might already be there...  ;) :D
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 23, 2009, 10:21:35 PM
^yeah those slugs were kinda disturbing, but a pharmacy close by is selling cuddly ebola -, e-coli -, ect viruses as stuffed animals, having that in mind i didn't mind so much ;)

Arent those GREAT!! My sister gave us each one for Christmas 2007. Excellent little toys.
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Post by: davidsolomon83 on January 24, 2009, 04:08:41 AM
Since i'm a junkie i like to watch whenever i can these one"s":

Scrubs,
According to Jim,
My name is Earl and yeah
Kyle XY
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 24, 2009, 09:02:01 AM
Since i'm a junkie i like to watch whenever i can these one"s":
Kyle XY

Sadly, I think Kyle has gone down the crapper. The first season indeed got me hooked, the second, I just watched out of loyalty, and now.............finding it very hard to contiue.
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Post by: Discover99 on January 24, 2009, 02:21:55 PM
Discover, was the the one after her abduction?  I'm really enjoying the Fringe series a lot.
yes it was, and glad to hear that you like fringe too ;)

Arent those GREAT!! My sister gave us each one for Christmas 2007. Excellent little toys.
what did you do with it? i mean are they good for anything other than throwing them away immediately?

i had no idea that they were around for so long already, i just saw them for the first time 1 months ago. i can't understand why anybody would want to have an ebola virus as a stuffed animal, really beats me
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 24, 2009, 02:27:51 PM
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i had no idea that they were around for so long already, i just saw them for the first time 1 months ago. i can't understand why anybody would want to have an ebola virus as a stuffed animal, really beats me

I have a printers drawer hanging up in my living room with collectables in it and I stuck it on top of that. Makes for a good laugh when friends & family stop by. Theres a whole series of them.
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Post by: oothefuxthat on January 26, 2009, 02:29:04 PM
did ya see master chef tonight?

one guy cut the end of his thumb off after only being there for a couple of mins....deffo the shortest stay on the show to date lol

the rest of them should've stayed at home....raw spuds, collapsed puds, and salt and soy both used as seasoning in the same dish
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Post by: smokester on January 26, 2009, 02:36:09 PM
this line from the show was priceless:

"at this point, if you can open a can you're through to the next round!"
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Post by: oothefuxthat on January 26, 2009, 02:50:22 PM
this line from the show was priceless:

"at this point, if you can open a can you're through to the next round!"
never was the lack of ability on show better put than that. i laughed a lot
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 29, 2009, 08:28:51 PM
Anyone watching "Lie To Me" with Tim Roth (using his real voice I might ad) not to bad so far....2 episodes into the show if you want to catch up.
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Post by: JackFrost on January 29, 2009, 11:25:41 PM
How does it compare to the marginal Leverage?
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 29, 2009, 11:30:27 PM
How does it compare to the marginal Leverage?

Crap! I forgot about that one. I watched the first one and need to go back and see the rest. No comparison really. This goes at analysis from a scientific angle, reading phsyical and facial expressions to tell if the client/person is telling the truth. Pretty cool but I question the ability of making a long lasting series out of this story line. Ill keep watching it for a minute. I love Tim Roth. Its just so great to see him on US television using his real voice and not some stupid fake american accent.
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Post by: JackFrost on January 29, 2009, 11:41:13 PM
Yeah, I love Tim Roth, too.

And as someone who can read people's facial expressions and body language, I applaud a show that is attempting to tackle the subjest, I may have to watch...
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Post by: dweez on January 30, 2009, 07:52:17 AM
I've watched all of the Leverage episodes.  I thought the first one was pretty good.  The following ones are decent too but it just seemed to lose something.
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Post by: subvinorosa on January 30, 2009, 07:54:34 AM
Burn Notice.

I can't make up my mind whether my crush should be Mike or Fee.
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Post by: feelingindifferent on January 30, 2009, 08:00:05 AM
I just watched all the Green Wing episodes. Love 'em :D I like Tamsin Greig. The ending was okay, though I prefer to ignore the Christmas Special.

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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 30, 2009, 09:49:28 AM
I've watched all of the Leverage episodes.  I thought the first one was pretty good.  The following ones are decent too but it just seemed to lose something.

I loaded 2-9 last night so Im going to bring myself up to speed
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Post by: dweez on January 30, 2009, 09:52:18 AM
I'm getting freakin' annoyed.  All my shows mostly seem to be on hiatus and I've gotten caught up on them all now (mostly).  Still have the Eleventh Hour series that I haven't even began yet.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 30, 2009, 01:06:41 PM
How does it compare to the marginal Leverage?

I started my catch up on this today. I had gotten as far as ep6 when I stopped. Wnats with the stupid slapstick humor that has been added in ep7? Ooooooo.......dont think I can go any further with this one.
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Post by: JackFrost on January 30, 2009, 11:14:19 PM
Originally written in a PM to OhCheap1:

I stopped watching around the 4h or 5th episode because the show was just too... something.

I can't really put my finger on it other than it really wants to be the Ocean's flicks and I wasn't a big fan of those, either.

Beyond that, I find I really don't like some of the characters. The blonde girl is irritating, the British girl is just lame, the pseudo-mullet wearing tough guy is ridiculous, the black guy isn't as funny as they think he is and timothy Hutton's kind of a bore...

Oh, that's all of them, huh?  Cheesy

Let's just say I haven't had much of a desire to catch up with that one.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 31, 2009, 12:01:41 AM
You da Man.........that's exactly how I feel
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Post by: CMF on February 01, 2009, 08:51:03 PM
hahaha, does any watch The Office right now?
It is hilarious!!!!
The first scene already made my cry from too much laughing!!!

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Post by: smokester on February 02, 2009, 05:35:58 AM
^did you ever watch dead like me? its made by the same guy who made pushing daisies, but dlm is much better imho

I DL'd this on your recommendation and I do indeed like it.  I do not find it quite as endearing as Pushing Daisies but I like the way people burst into swearing sporadically - makes it more "grown-up".


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Post by: Discover99 on February 03, 2009, 08:00:15 AM
^ah ok, i like the angle of DLM on death and dealing with life and loss + comedy

 i stopped watching pushing daisies during mid first season, because i don't really like this we love each other but can't be together idea .. and because they way of story telling reminded me too much of the great movie: Le fabuleux destin d'Am?lie Poulain.

i stopped watching leverage mid first episode...

and fell in love with the guild (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grCTXGW3sxQ), it's a web series - you can watch it on youtube or watchtheguild.com
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Post by: Robin-Graves on February 05, 2009, 05:42:56 AM
Im stuck on Battlestar Galactica.
And Doctor Who.
David Tenant is leaving the show this upcomming season during Planet Of The Dead.
He is only doing four episodes.
I really liked him
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Post by: dweez on February 05, 2009, 07:51:47 AM
Yeah, I'm really bummed that SG-1 and Atlantis are done.  :'(  poo, I've been watching them for the past 11 years.
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Post by: dweez on February 05, 2009, 08:50:49 AM
Well, I'm sad to admit that I didn't even begin watching Firefly until about 3-4 years after it was canceled.  And it's a great fricken' show too.
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Post by: smokester on February 09, 2009, 03:50:27 AM
Im stuck on Battlestar Galactica.
And Doctor Who.
David Tenant is leaving the show this upcomming season during Planet Of The Dead.
He is only doing four episodes.
I really liked him

I was really keen when Battlestar G came out but try as I might I just couldn't make it stick in my head.  I must have watched the pilot 3 times in the hope that it might leave me pining for the nest episode - but sadly it didn't.

As a boy I grew up on Doctor Who - but that was in the days of Patrick Troughton (just about) and Jon Pertwee plus the inimitable Tom Baker.  The latest version though well received, has lost in soul what it gained in visual effects, and casting Billie Piper meant it was over before it began for me.  For me it's like Adam West will always be the best Batman.

Well, I'm sad to admit that I didn't even begin watching Firefly until about 3-4 years after it was canceled.  And it's a great fricken' show too.

That was the same for me and it was hard to watch knowing that soon the episodes would run out, cancelling that show was a real travesty and someone should have lost their job for that.  Who's decision was it I wonder (actual person) I would like to use him/her in the celebrity hangman game :)
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Post by: Discover99 on February 09, 2009, 04:03:27 AM
^lol, excellent idea
i watched firefly last year for the first time and i thought i was lucky i knew that it was cancelled at least i was prepared for it and was free to hurry to the video store and rent out serenity once i finished watching the last episode - i thought that was a big plus two
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on February 09, 2009, 10:18:52 AM
if i watch anything its
House
i do like this
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Post by: dweez on February 09, 2009, 11:37:34 AM
I enjoy House a lot too.  It was better for me when I first started watching it though because I really didn't start until late in the third season.  I set my DVR to record all "House" eps and had plenty of good stuff.  It wasn't all in order (there were some marathons so I'd get like 5-8 eps in consecutive order) but for the most part, one can get by watching House out of order.

I also got all the Smallville eps and have watched them all the way to current.  It seems to have lost some of it's newness and I'm not sure if I like how the story line seems to be heading but I enjoy it enough (and have always been a fan of the comics) to hope the show continues.

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Post by: benji on February 09, 2009, 12:40:07 PM
I like South park The Simpsons and extreme sports like
basketball  :)
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Post by: Santafer on February 09, 2009, 01:02:47 PM
Basketball is Extreme?
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Post by: knownassociate on February 09, 2009, 05:06:30 PM
A new weekly series called Leverage has been surprisingly enjoyable.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on February 09, 2009, 05:50:40 PM
A new weekly series called Leverage has been surprisingly enjoyable.

We talked about this one way back KA and I liked the premeier but since then..........not really for me. The comic bantering they do is SO out of place. Just cant hang with it. I think Jack was into it though.
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Post by: knownassociate on February 09, 2009, 05:58:33 PM
I don't require a lot to entertain me. I just can't stomach stupidity. Sometimes I wonder why people just sit back and accept whatever comes on their screen. There are so many programs that I can't imagine people are actually choosing. It's more like the choice is made without the public input.
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Post by: dweez on February 10, 2009, 12:21:48 AM
I've been keeping with Leverage.  I really liked the premiere.  I think the later ones have lost a step but the latest one might be starting something nice.
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Post by: knownassociate on February 11, 2009, 09:42:22 AM
I fell asleep last night just after it started!Damn! Guess I'll catch it on Saturday.
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Post by: chekovsulu on February 11, 2009, 10:27:46 AM
I watch Farscape a lot.  I think I've watched it three times already this year.  It's my favourite TV program.

The Daily Show now comes on More4 I think.  I normally just download it.
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Post by: knownassociate on February 11, 2009, 10:29:33 AM
The Daily Show is great!
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Post by: dweez on February 11, 2009, 11:03:45 AM
I don't mind the Daily Show.  It can be really funny.  What bothers me though is when people forget that it's a politically-based COMEDY show and not the other way around.  What drives me insane is the 17-15 year-olds who use it primarily to get their political opinions.  Jon Stewart is great, but he'll sacrifice a little interpretation of policy for the joke.
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Post by: Discover99 on February 11, 2009, 11:10:09 AM
it's two more days until dollhouse premiers...
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Post by: knownassociate on February 11, 2009, 09:32:34 PM
I like Bill Maher, but I discontinued HBO
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Post by: ohcheap1 on February 15, 2009, 10:15:09 AM
it's two more days until dollhouse premiers...

So what did you think? It has potential for storylines to last but besides being beautiful that Eliza Dushku is a horrible actress. I think she kinda ruins it. But thats me..........
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Post by: Discover99 on February 17, 2009, 10:55:27 AM
i loved it, and i too think that eliza d isn't the best actress in hollywood, but if joss whedon believes in her -- i decided to give a chance.
did the facility remind you too of angel's wolfram and hart building. i can't help but think that everytime they looked down through the huge window ..


i've seen the first season of the the book group and loved it, can't wait for the second season. luckily a friend has it :)
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Post by: Robin-Graves on March 16, 2009, 01:31:30 PM
I like Battlstar Galactica,,the new one,not the old.
Too bad its ending this friday.

I do like Dr.WHo alot too.


Yes guys,the secrets out!!!Im a closet Nerd!!!!lol
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Post by: JackFrost on March 16, 2009, 07:30:45 PM
The premiere of Season 2 of Breaking Bad was excellent...

Good to see it back after all this time...
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Post by: subvinorosa on March 16, 2009, 07:34:14 PM
Burn Notice.  Because Jeffrey Donovan is hot. 
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Post by: JackFrost on March 16, 2009, 07:35:26 PM
Burn Notice.  Because Jeffrey Donovan is hot. 

Hmmm...

Okay, but that's not gonna cut it for me since I'm not into dudes...  :P
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Post by: ohcheap1 on March 16, 2009, 07:47:49 PM
Jack, we've talked about this show [Breaking Bad] before and I finally got around to reading a synopsis on season one. Posting the Wiki if anyone is interested.

Spoiler (hover to show)

Ive got season one loading as I type
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Post by: JackFrost on March 16, 2009, 10:50:12 PM
Be careful with Breaking Bad, it's a dirty show, and has a dark humor.

And when I say dirty, I don't mean it in a sexy way - I mean unclean.
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Post by: feelingindifferent on March 17, 2009, 04:39:06 AM
i've seen the first season of the the book group and loved it, can't wait for the second season. luckily a friend has it :)
Michelle Gomez is fantastic in Green Wing. Maybe I'll watch The Book Group just for her :D
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Post by: Discover99 on March 19, 2009, 12:50:51 PM
Michelle Gomez is fantastic in Green Wing. Maybe I'll watch The Book Group just for her :D
hehe, a friend just told me on monday that she was soo fantastic in the green wing. but i don't like hospital series except for the kingdom by lars von trier.

it's a great show i can recommend from all my heart! just finished watching the 2nd season of the bookgroup on sunday.

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Post by: feelingindifferent on March 20, 2009, 07:00:18 AM
Don't think of Green Wing as a hospital series, more like a new classic in British comedy. Must watch.
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Post by: Discover99 on March 23, 2009, 02:11:13 PM
k dwling now
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Post by: smokester on March 23, 2009, 02:40:43 PM
^did you ever watch dead like me? its made by the same guy who made pushing daisies, but dlm is much better imho

I finished watching this the other day and in the main I enjoyed it.  I am not sure what the film that was recently released was trying to do? and Ellen Muth's anorexia was very distracting, but the series definitely did have its moments.  Thanks for the heads-up though disco, as it was a pretty good show.
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Post by: Discover99 on March 23, 2009, 04:22:51 PM
you are more than welcome! did you watch that rubbish of film? i deleted it straight after it finished. blech
and you are right the main actress was much too thin, but since she was playing a dead girl i didn't really bother.
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Post by: smokester on March 25, 2009, 02:52:10 AM
did you watch that rubbish of film?.

In about 3 sittings as it didn't grip me at all.

Ellen Muth was apparently suffering from anorexia although I don't believe she publically admitted it.  It makes it even more odd that if these semi-dead lot are meant to be impervious to harm, why then would she should be in such bad physical condition?
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Post by: Discover99 on March 25, 2009, 08:12:13 AM
^i couldn't help but think that the most important thing for her is to look thin in front of a tv screen and i must say she did pull it off  ;)


i've started watching being erica and i like it, "erica" is about my age and tries get a grip on her life.
it's nice to watch her. she has a therapist who sends her back in time to solve certain regrets she has. it's much better than i might sound now


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Post by: CMF on April 09, 2009, 07:05:35 AM
hey guys, do you like fish sticks  :D
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Post by: ohcheap1 on April 09, 2009, 08:15:40 AM
Do you like to put them in your mouth?
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Post by: Discover99 on April 10, 2009, 11:40:00 AM
life
samantha who
united states of tara
dollhouse
the mentalist
the first no1 ladies agency
not in that particular order
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Post by: CMF on April 16, 2009, 09:28:14 AM
Baby Farks McGeezaks, biggest bandit in the Galaxy!  :D
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Post by: ohcheap1 on April 16, 2009, 09:45:00 AM
I however, did not find "Baby" that enjoyable. Only mildly entertaining do to his co-stars
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Post by: CMF on April 16, 2009, 09:46:32 AM
I found the episode very funny!
Especially where Randy breaks in CERN  :D
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Post by: ohcheap1 on April 16, 2009, 10:04:37 AM
Randy? Dont you mean Princess Leia Organa of Alderon? You are confusing me.......  :P
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Post by: annee on May 15, 2009, 06:48:23 AM
Watching the Old Twilight zone ATM.

I watch it on the walkman when I am on the treadmill at work.

It passes the time. ;D
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Post by: dweez on May 15, 2009, 07:19:49 AM
Randy? Dont you mean Princess Leia Organa of Alderon? You are confusing me.......  :P

Please tell me you didn't have to look up her full name?
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Post by: ohcheap1 on May 16, 2009, 11:36:34 AM
I didnt have to, no.  :D

I think if I had to put my favorite shows of the 08-09 in top 5 order I would say
1. 30 Rock
2. Big Bang
3. New Adventures of Old Christine
4. Worst Week/Breaking bad
5. South Park
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Post by: feelingindifferent on May 16, 2009, 08:30:45 PM
30 Rock's season finale had like the most celebrity cameos evar :D
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Post by: smokester on May 18, 2009, 09:09:25 AM
I watch it on the walkman when I am on the treadmill at work.

They have you on a treadmill at work?  Does the company produce electricity or something?
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Post by: dweez on May 18, 2009, 04:17:25 PM
(http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo51/dw33z/489c9dea.jpg)
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Post by: ohcheap1 on May 21, 2009, 12:59:33 PM
F.I. I have watched the 1st season of Black Book and it doesnt really do it for me. Dylan Moran (sp?) is soooooo painfully whiney that it makes it hard for me to watch. Thanks for the recommendation though. The only other thing Ive seen Bill Bailey in is Buzzcocks so that was good to see.
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Post by: feelingindifferent on May 22, 2009, 02:30:06 AM
Bill Bailey is awesome :D
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Post by: dweez on May 22, 2009, 05:59:14 AM
Won't you come home Bill Bailey?  Won't you come home?
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Post by: smokester on May 22, 2009, 06:00:45 AM
Bill Bailey is awesome :D

When he's not too stoned.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on May 27, 2009, 07:33:28 AM
Another Diasfora peer has recommended "Shameless" to me. I've started watching it and if I didnt see the comedy label on the IMDB I might be alittle surprised. Very.....unique......and completely BBC. Of course if I knew James McAvoy was in it I would of watched it years ago!!! The Dad is just such a tosser (<- yep I used it in the right context and everything) he kinda makes me ill. I suppose that's the comic intention of his character. Off to finish season 1 then. One other thing-Im just realizing the value/purpose of "canned laughter" in US comedy shows. This has nothing but pure personal interuptation so if you find humor then laugh, you're not instructed when to laugh like on US shows.
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Post by: subvinorosa on May 27, 2009, 08:49:03 AM
Looking forward to the Burn Notice marathon this weekend.

Might miss it because of Sabbath. :(
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Post by: smokester on May 27, 2009, 03:36:39 PM
Might miss it because of Sabbath. :(

Ask AJ for a special dispensation (he covers all faiths on account of his connections).
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Post by: feelingindifferent on May 27, 2009, 07:09:27 PM
Another Diasfora peer has recommended "Shameless" to me. I've started watching it and if I didnt see the comedy label on the IMDB I might be alittle surprised. Very.....unique......and completely BBC. Of course if I knew James McAvoy was in it I would of watched it years ago!!! The Dad is just such a tosser (<- yep I used it in the right context and everything) he kinda makes me ill. I suppose that's the comic intention of his character. Off to finish season 1 then. One other thing-Im just realizing the value/purpose of "canned laughter" in US comedy shows. This has nothing but pure personal interuptation so if you find humor then laugh, you're not instructed when to laugh like on US shows.
I downloaded Shameless for James McAvoy, but I didn't really 'get' the humour and I don't know anything about the UK working class, so it wasn't really for me :-\
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Post by: Discover99 on June 01, 2009, 06:15:25 AM
I downloaded Shameless for James McAvoy, but I didn't really 'get' the humour and I don't know anything about the UK working class, so it wasn't really for me :-\
same here never finished the 1st season
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Post by: ohcheap1 on June 01, 2009, 10:56:20 AM
I downloaded Shameless for James McAvoy, but I didn't really 'get' the humour and I don't know anything about the UK working class, so it wasn't really for me :-\
same here never finished the 1st season

The only humor is that these poor people think their reality is normal. I wouldnt call it a comedy it more like a soap opera and I started season 3 last night. Im hooked.....why I dont know but still.
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Post by: Discover99 on June 01, 2009, 11:43:09 AM
well many people like it, but it's more cringe than comedy for me

i love damages, and started watching the dresden files today which isn't too bad either
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Post by: ohcheap1 on June 01, 2009, 11:47:22 AM
well many people like it, but it's more cringe than comedy for me
Seriously!!! But in my current state Im enjoying people with more pathetic lives than me  ;D

i love damages, and started watching the dresden files today which isn't too bad either
I told you about Damages!! It is AWESOME!!
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Post by: subvinorosa on June 01, 2009, 10:08:26 PM
Burn Notice
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Post by: feelingindifferent on June 02, 2009, 02:33:53 AM
I've been watching Spooks recently, damn it's good. two thirds through series 2 already :-\ it's a good thing brit shows only have no more than about a dozen eps, makes it easier to catch up, but then it's sad to see a show go by so quickly :(
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Post by: Discover99 on June 02, 2009, 07:06:35 AM
i thought spooks was still running  ???
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Post by: feelingindifferent on June 02, 2009, 08:02:59 AM
yea i know spooks is still running :D i just meant generally.
lol sorry if i misled :-\
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Post by: pandorasquest on June 03, 2009, 12:48:02 AM
This past season I was enjoying Dollhouse ..  so glad they renewed it ..  Joss Whedon's series seem to start out slow ..  or complicated ..    but just keep getting better ..     I'm happy Fox decided to take the chance and bring it back ..  I'm sure it will be better than last season ...   

I've just discovered Dexter ..   so I've downloaded the first 3 seasons and my son and I have been having a Dexter marathon ..  4 episodes a night ...  well ..  when it fits in with our schedules ..   

Since we are finally starting the third season ..  I've taken some notes from this thread and will try some of these shows ..  thanks guys ..  :)
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Post by: smokester on June 03, 2009, 02:02:02 AM
This past season I was enjoying Dollhouse ..  so glad they renewed it ..  Joss Whedon's series seem to start out slow ..  or complicated ..    but just keep getting better ..     I'm happy Fox decided to take the chance and bring it back ..  I'm sure it will be better than last season ...   

I've just discovered Dexter ..   so I've downloaded the first 3 seasons and my son and I have been having a Dexter marathon ..  4 episodes a night ...  well ..  when it fits in with our schedules ..   

Since we are finally starting the third season ..  I've taken some notes from this thread and will try some of these shows ..  thanks guys ..  :)

I really must start on Dollhouse as you are the second person to compliment Whedon regarding it. I unfortunately don't really get any time to watch TV other than enough to watch perhaps one episode of something a day.  But my friends all raved about Dexter so much it is on my permanent todo list, and I already have the seasons as my missus also swears by it.

Great to see you around Pandora.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on June 03, 2009, 11:04:45 AM
Not a Dollhouse fan at all, and cant figure out why Im not a Dexter fan? It has all the elements I like but I just didnt catch on.  ???
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Post by: pandorasquest on June 03, 2009, 11:37:14 AM
I found Dollhouse took a few episodes to get attached to it ..  in the beginning I just kept saying ..  why and what??  He probably got to explaining all the circumstances around half way through the season ..   once I understood more I couldn't wait for the next episode .. 
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Post by: feelingindifferent on June 03, 2009, 02:38:22 PM
cant figure out why Im not a Dexter fan? It has all the elements I like but I just didnt catch on.  ???
Neither can I. I kinda got bored?
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Post by: Discover99 on June 04, 2009, 12:24:17 PM
I found Dollhouse took a few episodes to get attached to it ..  in the beginning I just kept saying ..  why and what??  He probably got to explaining all the circumstances around half way through the season ..   once I understood more I couldn't wait for the next episode .. 

yeah Dollhouse rules, it's the best show this year for me! can't wait to see more

i loved dexter s1 and got a little bored by the end s3 though. but will definitely give s4 a shot this fall
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Post by: ohcheap1 on June 15, 2009, 08:45:03 PM
Season premier of True Blood aired Sunday, who watched and what did you think?

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Post by: goldshirt*9 on June 16, 2009, 01:56:00 AM
house
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Post by: Discover99 on June 17, 2009, 01:30:36 PM
Season premier of True Blood aired Sunday, who watched and what did you think?


i'll watch it tonight or tomorrow, wanted to make sure that i won't have to wait for a full week to get more. looks like they strayed from the second, even more than they did during the first season.. did you get your hands on any of the books yet ??
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Post by: ohcheap1 on June 17, 2009, 03:03:40 PM
^ I let a friend talk me into reading the Twlight series so havent found time to do True Blood. And Im about to start book 3 against my better judgement. And I went to the library today so ill have other things to sway me from continuing. ^
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Post by: Discover99 on June 19, 2009, 04:38:24 AM
^oh dear i hated myself for a week for finishing the 1st book of twilight. i have to shudder, that i made myself suffer through it against my better judgement, was speechless when i found it had sequels

finished true blood and liked it, it's actually kinda nice to know that i won't bored out of my mind, because i already know the books and therefore the storyline.
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Post by: feelingindifferent on June 19, 2009, 07:34:47 AM
I haven't actually read the Twilight books except for the first ten pages of book 1. And even then Meyer's continuous description of Edward's beauty annoyed me, is it a beauty pageant or something? But the Twilight-mania at my school is really OTT.
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Post by: Skadi on June 19, 2009, 08:08:03 AM
^^^

I liked Twilight when it first came out. I read it before anyone was talking about it, so that made a huge difference. I agree with Fi that it's way too ott to enjoy it anymore. And, I haven't gotten the nerve up to read the last one at all because I think I'll be dsappointed. Plus a friend of mine just went 'o_O omg! guess what just happened' when she got the book the first day, so I know the gist of it.

I've never gotten into Trueblood. The books or the series. But..I'm not a fair judge because I rarely watch ficton based tv shows. The parts I did catch of Trueblood seemed too soap operish for me. And..as much as I adore Anna Paquin, her acting seemed sort of forced in the bits I've seen. dunno.. If I was pushed, I'd give it a go again.. maybe :P And I'm between books, so I've considered reading the books this week. er.. that's all I guess :P
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Post by: feelingindifferent on June 19, 2009, 09:36:18 AM
A bit OT, but talking about books to movies, anyone looking forward to HP6?
It's actually the first HP movie I'm looking forward to :D
Probably because:
Spoiler (hover to show)
But if they put all the focus into the relationships between the trio, I'll be pissed off. I will also lose all hope for HP7.
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Post by: Discover99 on June 19, 2009, 09:55:02 AM
i haven't given HP6 much thought yet, when is it due to release? 
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Post by: dweez on June 19, 2009, 09:56:43 AM
I thought they were gonna start making 2 movies per book now.
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Post by: Discover99 on June 19, 2009, 09:59:12 AM
that's what i've heard too
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Post by: feelingindifferent on June 20, 2009, 04:44:21 AM
Only 2 movies for the last installment, HP7.
I think HP6 is due in a couple of weeks, sometime in July me thinks.

On topic: I think Heroes is actually pretty good. Except they seem to repeat a lot of the previous episode's stuff in the beginning of the next episode, it's wasting time!
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Post by: Discover99 on June 20, 2009, 09:30:15 AM
i loved s1 of heroes sadly it went down the hill from s2 onward at least imho
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Post by: Skadi on June 20, 2009, 09:43:31 AM
A bit OT, but talking about books to movies, anyone looking forward to HP6?
It's actually the first HP movie I'm looking forward to :D
Probably because:
Spoiler (hover to show)
But if they put all the focus into the relationships between the trio, I'll be pissed off. I will also lose all hope for HP7.

^ I'm looking forward to it. But, it will probably be the first one I won't see on opening night.. er.. unless I possibly go to a midnight showing. The young Tom Riddle stuff looks nicely creepy. And, I actually look forward to the relationshippy stuff. So, I don't mind the focus on that. And it will be good to see Quidditch again.. All of it really. I've been trying not to look at too many sneaks or trailers.

I thought they were gonna start making 2 movies per book now.

They've already started filming HPDH.. I think.. I'd thought I'd heard that Ginny and Fred and George were already filming.. I'm not positive about that though. But, basically once all the leads got old enough they ddn't have to have big lag time anymore to keep them from working around work-age requirements.
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Post by: CMF on June 23, 2009, 10:33:01 PM
Okay, I just finished the second season of Breaking Bad, and ... WOW
What an awesome finale!!!! I can't wait for the third season.  ;D

i loved s1 of heroes sadly it went down the hill from s2 onward at least imho

Season 2 was definitely a disappointment and I guess it was because of the strike, they had to sum it up fast. The third season was very good though. Not as good as the first, but better than the second.


Also, new season of It's always sunny in Philadelphia is coming on this fall.  :D
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Post by: Discover99 on June 24, 2009, 02:29:53 AM
started on deadwood s3 and can't believe i like it so much.. sad to know that it got canceled :( also i didn't know that deadwood is a real place and that some of the characters in the show are based on real people..
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Post by: redlandslide on July 05, 2009, 05:43:13 PM
The Inbetweeners & Peep Show


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Post by: Discover99 on July 06, 2009, 04:20:02 AM
true blood -
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Post by: CMF on July 06, 2009, 08:53:10 AM
Is True Blood good?
There is nothing on the TV, so should I give it a try?
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Post by: Discover99 on July 06, 2009, 02:09:50 PM
yeah it's great, if you like vampires and drama! season two is even better than season one

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Post by: ohcheap1 on August 20, 2009, 07:59:20 AM
What's on right now, that is any good, that is producing new episodes? All Im watching is True Blood and Entourage. Well, then there is my recently acquired episodes of Betwitched and Lil Rascals, but these are all re runs
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Post by: dweez on August 20, 2009, 08:14:34 AM
I've been enjoying Royal Pains and Burn notice (although their seasons are ending now) and Psych just started up again.  Also, there's about 5 eps of season 2 Leverage out right now.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on August 20, 2009, 06:23:14 PM
I've been enjoying Royal Pains and Burn notice (although their seasons are ending now) and Psych just started up again.  Also, there's about 5 eps of season 2 Leverage out right now.

Hhhmmm..I know nothing of Royal Pains or Burn Notice maybe I'll read up on them but Leaverage is a no go. Had potential in the beginning but IMO failed miserably. But thats just me, WTF do I know? Seriously.


----Update: BRUCE CAMPBELL!!! Ive got Burn Notice season one dl'ing now.
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Post by: Discover99 on August 21, 2009, 10:48:15 AM
i love dollhouse and can't wait for the 2nd season

just watched dexter preair of s4 and it was ok

watched the pilot of virtuality afterwards and can't wait for the show to start.. and of course the guild s3 is coming up soon!
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Post by: Robin-Graves on September 05, 2009, 03:14:50 PM
I cant wait for the new season of Dr. Who.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on September 06, 2009, 01:08:25 AM
X factor on a saturday night and a bottle of wine  :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Robin-Graves on September 06, 2009, 07:18:03 PM
I just got addicted to Heroes
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Post by: mishca09 on September 07, 2009, 08:00:37 PM
NCIS.
Dexter.
The Closer.
Psych.
Monk.
United States Of Tara.

sort of favs. nurse jackie, weeds.
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Post by: Robin-Graves on September 12, 2009, 06:46:48 PM
Dr Who and Heroes
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Post by: mishca09 on September 13, 2009, 05:59:11 PM
i stopped watching Heroes.

Medium .
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Post by: feelingindifferent on September 14, 2009, 02:07:48 AM
I've only seen Season 1. I got too bored :-\

Rome
Halfway through Season 1. So much intrigue! Ciaran Hinds is great as Caesar. And Atia is positively dripping evil :D
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Post by: redlandslide on September 14, 2009, 06:42:30 AM
I watch Dr Who whenever it's on, I enjoyed Psychoville which ended recently, Peep Show & Inbetweeners.
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Post by: chekovsulu on September 14, 2009, 09:32:15 AM
I wanted to watch Psychoville, but missed them all :'(

The second series of Spiral (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_(TV_series)) is showing on BBC4 now (Sunday and repeats on Friday), the first series was really good.
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Post by: redlandslide on September 14, 2009, 04:26:41 PM
The new series of Peep Show starts this friday on channel 4. I'll certainly be watching that.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on September 14, 2009, 05:35:34 PM
The new series of Peep Show starts this friday on channel 4. I'll certainly be watching that.

GET OUT!!!!!
Im SO freakin happy!! Thanks Red!!
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Post by: chekovsulu on September 14, 2009, 05:36:49 PM
 :o  Awesome!
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Post by: Discover99 on September 16, 2009, 10:55:52 AM
do they air spirals in french with engl subs?

can't wait for dollhouse to start   8)
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Post by: chekovsulu on September 16, 2009, 10:58:44 AM
Yes, it's subtitled.
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Post by: dweez on September 16, 2009, 03:12:11 PM
do they air spirals in french with engl subs?

can't wait for dollhouse to start   8)

Disco, did you see episode 13?  It didn't air here in the US but I found a copy online.  It's set in the future and sadly seems like a conclusion to the series.  Don't know for sure though since I believe it's been picked up for another season.
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Post by: Discover99 on September 17, 2009, 11:05:14 AM
yes of course i've seen that episode  :D and i loved it!!
the song and the conversation at the end was very touching imho!

(dollhouse s2 starts on the 25th of september) 

just finished watching the finale of Hung  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1229413/)earlier today and even though i felt the pilot was somewhat lengthy the show itself is quite likable.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on September 22, 2009, 10:22:52 PM
The season premeiers are going strong this month. Watched Big Bang, Califonication, Fringe, Heroes, Two and a Half Men, Colbert and Daily Show and everyones favorite- Gossip Girl in the last few days. I forsee a varitable enterprise of comedy coming.  :D

Where is Peep show? I cant find it anywhere!? Update: finally had to register with a private tracker site to get a copy, geesh...
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Post by: feelingindifferent on September 23, 2009, 07:40:08 AM
^I have too few fingers and toes to count how many times I cringed during the Gossip Girl premiere.
Chuck and Blair are sickly sweet, but I love them unconditionally :D
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Post by: ohcheap1 on September 23, 2009, 08:12:58 AM
I still dont even know why I watch this freaking soap opera...But the characters are definately taking on new personnas this season. Might be fun. One question:
Spoiler (hover to show)
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Post by: feelingindifferent on September 23, 2009, 08:14:13 AM
Yes, and I find him UBERCREEPY. SO CREEPY.
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Post by: Skadi on September 23, 2009, 08:22:17 AM
^^ Now i feel strangely compelled to start watching it :D it's only its second season, right?
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Post by: JackFrost on September 23, 2009, 08:33:12 AM
The season premiere of House was so-so...

But Big Bang has a few good laughs in it. Not the least of which was the 'evil' Sheldon.

(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/590/bigbangjimparsonsl99455.jpg)

And I liked when The Daily Show came back and Jon came out in the fat suit pretending that he'd just let himself go over the 3-week hiatus the show came back from (the longest in its history):

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/4343/jonfat.jpg)
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Post by: feelingindifferent on September 23, 2009, 08:51:16 AM
^^ Now i feel strangely compelled to start watching it :D it's only its second season, right?
Third.

The season premiere of House was so-so...
Ugh, not bothering with House now. It's getting so stewpid.
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Post by: chekovsulu on September 23, 2009, 08:52:39 AM
And I liked when The Daily Show came back and Jon came out in the fat suit pretending that he'd just let himself go over the 3-week hiatus the show came back from (the longest in its history):
Did he wear it for the whole show?   :D

I might watch it if he wore it for the whole show, I've not watched it in over a year now.
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Post by: JackFrost on September 23, 2009, 09:02:15 AM
Did he wear it for the whole show?   :D

I might watch it if he wore it for the whole show, I've not watched it in over a year now.

No, he takes it off mid-way through the opening bit with 'camera trickery' - but the Moment of Zen from that episode has him dancing around the set in the thing. And then doing push ups, after each one he asks "Is it gone now?"...  :D
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Post by: feelingindifferent on October 01, 2009, 10:18:19 AM
Mad Men!
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Post by: Diabolico on October 01, 2009, 10:19:20 AM
Harry Enfield's Television Programme.
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Post by: Discover99 on November 08, 2009, 07:30:33 AM
glee
dollhouse
castle
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Post by: feelingindifferent on November 08, 2009, 08:46:18 AM
Just finished the first episode of The Prisoner (original). Campy but good. Hmm mysterious. No spoilers please!
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Post by: Robin-Graves on November 08, 2009, 08:47:36 AM
Dr Who and Ony Fools And Horses

Fawlty Towers is good too...And Monty Pythons Flying Circus

Just finished the first episode of The Prisoner (original). Campy but good. Hmm mysterious. No spoilers please!
Its a mind screw
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on November 26, 2009, 02:07:33 PM
Fawlty towers  :D :D :D :D
13 episode's or was it 12 of brilliance  ;D

i have no favourite at the moment.
i hate
i'm a celebrity get me out of here.
shock tv for the sake of entertainment

i'm boycotting
x factor

i do watch gardeners world a lot though..

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Post by: Robin-Graves on November 26, 2009, 03:25:20 PM
Since ive been back in the states, I dont get to watch alot of tv.
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Post by: chekovsulu on November 30, 2009, 11:15:41 AM
I like King of the Hill, I tell you what.  I've been rewatching the last season.
Spoiler (hover to show)
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Post by: Robin-Graves on November 30, 2009, 03:58:21 PM
Hank Hill was based loosely on the Beavis And scoundrel character Mr. Anderson.

And,, Beavis and scoundrel and Hank Hill both live in Texas. AND were both created by Mike Judge.
AND,,,All three characters were based on his neighbors.

Take that! :P
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Post by: chekovsulu on December 04, 2009, 02:09:38 AM
Oh my laud!  I'd not want Beavis and scoundrel as neighbours :o

I spend my days imitating Hank Hill :D
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 04, 2009, 09:00:57 AM
( checking),,,,yep still Dr Who
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Post by: dweez on December 04, 2009, 09:06:21 AM
At the moment, my favorite is probably Bones.  I've been catching up on Heroes but I'm kind of getting a bit tired of how often the main plot point is changing.  Also, while almost everyone has had their power messed with in some way that has borked it, Sylar is still going strong.  meh
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 04, 2009, 04:03:24 PM
He isnt dead yet?
Dang,,didnt he die like twice by season four?
This guy is like ,, the worst Marvel villain ive ever seen. Kill him off, and get something more believable.
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Post by: CMF on December 10, 2009, 02:14:46 PM
I stopped watching Heroes because of lack of time. I ahve to catch up though this Christmas break.
Currently, I am into Doctor Who. I am watching the new series (9th and 10th doctor).
Damn, it is REALLY good. I cannot believe how I could have ignored this pearl of British television, especially when I am in a Brit-dominating forum  :P
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 10, 2009, 02:43:35 PM
Ive been into Dr. Who for,, damn,,,30 years? Since Tom Baker took over.

I got to live every fanboys dream last month,, I got to see Dr Who in the U.K.!
I have nothing left to live for! I can die happy now!
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Post by: redlandslide on December 10, 2009, 05:57:36 PM
The last one, "The Waters of Mars" was pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhOpFCD9Q44
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 10, 2009, 06:08:22 PM
I havent seen any of the new series yet.
I heard they change doctors in PLanet Of The Dead though.
Wont be the same without David Tennent.
But I said that about Tom Baker too.
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Post by: Geemonster on December 10, 2009, 06:23:11 PM
Sons Of Anarchy.
  bless'ed excellent,good acting,plot,everything.
Well done Kurt Sutter. 8)
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 10, 2009, 06:57:26 PM
(checking) yep,, still Dr Who.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on December 10, 2009, 07:00:24 PM
Sons Of Anarchy.

A few people have suggested this to me but the outline doesnt really interest me. Maybe Ill just have to dive in anyway. Not like it gonna break me or anything.
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 10, 2009, 07:02:20 PM
Not a bad show,,,I liked Supernatural myself.
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Post by: Geemonster on December 11, 2009, 04:33:03 AM
Trust me it's a bloody good show with some well known stars,and co stars.
  Among them Ron(Hellboy)Pearlman,Katey (Turanga Leela) Sagal,to name a couple.
  In my opinion it's the best TV series around for a long time.
Give it till the end of season 2 then tell me it's crap.
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Post by: CMF on December 13, 2009, 03:20:09 PM
I just watched Sunny's Christmas special and I remembered how funny this show is.  :D

Spoiler (hover to show)
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 13, 2009, 06:31:05 PM
That was funny as hell!
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Post by: CMF on December 13, 2009, 08:19:02 PM
Also, for all the Big Bang Theory fans, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons made a cameo in tonight's Family Guy episode.
And tomorrow,
Spoiler (hover to show)
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Post by: Geemonster on December 14, 2009, 01:39:13 AM
I also like Stargate Universe
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Post by: CMF on December 14, 2009, 07:12:43 AM
I also like Stargate Universe

I watched the firs 4-5 episodes of SG-U. This is obviously not a rant forum, so I will not express fully my feelings about it.
But what the heck is that piece of s&*t!!!!!!. Seriously, they should change the name to Battlestar Universe. This does not look like Stargate at all! Where are the new alien races? Where are the cool technologies and weapons?
Don't get me wrong. It is a pretty decent show. But it is NOT Stargate.
I guess, after the success of BSG, they tried to make something like it.
DON'T!!!! Please, SyFy, why are you making us suffer like that?
Let's not forget that the characters are boring and hard to associate with them.
And who cares that her dad died?!! He was a big fat rich jerk anyway!
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Post by: dweez on December 14, 2009, 10:42:25 AM
And who cares that her dad died?!! He was a big fat rich jerk anyway!

And he was Shooter McGavin.
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 14, 2009, 01:42:22 PM
Who also played Stiflers father in the American Pie series of movies.
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Post by: CMF on December 15, 2009, 06:39:07 PM
Breaking Bad 3rd season promos  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzVia595n-4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dye2XN-MqHQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc_8cq533TA

I must say that if it wasn't thanks to you guys, i would have never known this gem. Thank you.  :)
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 15, 2009, 07:03:43 PM
Never really liked that show,, I dont know,, I dont normaly like regular tv anyway.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on December 15, 2009, 07:09:17 PM
Those teasers are just cruel and unusual punishment CMF!! I cant WAIT!!!!
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Post by: CMF on December 15, 2009, 07:11:30 PM
Never really liked that show,, I dont know,, I dont normaly like regular tv anyway.

A friend of mine told me she watched the first few episodes and she did not like them. I was surprised, because she has really good taste in TV.
But I guess, that not everybody like Breaking Bad, a fact I can't understand ...
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 15, 2009, 07:12:39 PM
Yeah,, like people that dont like Dr Who
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Post by: CMF on December 15, 2009, 07:18:26 PM
Yeah,, like people that dont like Dr Who

Wait! What? Are you saying that there is someone in this Universe who does not like Doctor Who?
How is that possible?
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 16, 2009, 07:54:10 AM
Hey I know its sounding odd,, but some people are just insane and dont like Dr Who.
I dont understand them
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Post by: Geemonster on December 16, 2009, 05:03:19 PM
I only like Dr Who with Tom Baker,apart from that it was poo.
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 16, 2009, 06:27:36 PM
David Tenent was a good one
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Post by: Skadi on December 16, 2009, 10:43:32 PM
And he was Shooter McGavin.

you can't say the name unless you do the motion to go with it :P

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v645/fadeout95/shooter20ow.jpg)

Who also played Stiflers father in the American Pie series of movies.

wait.. Stifler has a dad? :D ..I had to go look it up. He wasn't in the first couple. And I never saw any past those.
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Post by: Geemonster on December 17, 2009, 12:47:13 AM
David Tenent was a good one

Nah!  Tom Baker was THE time lord. ;)
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Post by: feelingindifferent on December 17, 2009, 05:28:33 AM
Breaking Bad
Never really liked that show,, I dont know,, I dont normaly like regular tv anyway.
I saw the first two episodes of the first season, didn't really like it. You're not alone Robin.
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Post by: CMF on December 17, 2009, 08:35:51 AM
I saw the first two episodes of the first season, didn't really like it. You're not alone Robin.

I must admit that I didn't like it first either. But when I finished the whole first season, I must had no life at the time...., I got hooked.  :P
It is this feeling I get to want to make some crystal meth that pushes me watching it.   :D
And season 2 was pretty intense...
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Post by: dweez on December 17, 2009, 09:18:28 AM
Never seen any of "Breaking Bad" yet.  Maybe I should put it on my list.

you can't say the name unless you do the motion to go with it :P

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v645/fadeout95/shooter20ow.jpg)

Honestly, as I was posting that I did the motion. lol
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Post by: xtopave on December 18, 2009, 06:40:12 PM
My favorite show at the moment is Dexter but tonight I've seen a show I didn't know existed: Head Case. I laughed so much I cried. And it's been a while I didn't cry laughing at a TV show. Have you seen it?

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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 18, 2009, 06:45:33 PM
Nah!  Tom Baker was THE time lord. ;)

Definitely better than Peter Davidson.
I allways thought David Tenent was a close aproximation of Tom Baker,, but after looking at some of the old Baker episodes,, you may be right there Gee.
BUT on the other hand, I liked Tenent too.
Ecliston wasnt bad,, but he only lasted one season, so that tells you something about him being The Doctor.
Ecliston DID have some classic episodes though,, but I think the episode Dalek killed his carreer as the Doctor.
He actualy was going to use guns on something ( although in The Key To Time Tom Baker did too)

Hmm,,idea.....
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Post by: mishca09 on December 19, 2009, 07:01:09 PM
My favorite show at the moment is Dexter but tonight I've seen a show I didn't know existed: Head Case. I laughed so much I cried. And it's been a while I didn't cry laughing at a TV show. Have you seen it?


i have not seen head case but  I will check it out now , most the tv shows i watch now dont have much comedy in them
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 19, 2009, 07:26:42 PM
I dont watch alot of tv. Got 500 chanels but I allways watch some dvd or im too busy with other things
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Post by: xtopave on December 19, 2009, 08:21:08 PM
i have not seen head case but  I will check it out now , most the tv shows i watch now dont have much comedy in them

It's so silly. But funny nonetheless.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on December 20, 2009, 12:22:23 AM
Season 1 loading now.
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Post by: Geemonster on December 21, 2009, 01:46:09 AM
My fave at the moment and the best show in a long time is Sons Of Anarchy.
  I've watched season one,saw the finale yesterday,and i have season two ready and waiting,there's 13 episodes,after that i've got to wait till September 2010 for season 3.
  Bummer! :(
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Post by: xtopave on December 21, 2009, 07:19:06 AM
Looks original. I'll try to check it out.
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Post by: Geemonster on December 21, 2009, 08:09:58 AM
Looks original. I'll try to check it out.

Most definitely! :)
  I was talking to my lodger Scott,and he agrees with me that it's the best TV show to hit the screens in years.
  Well acted well made,there's some known names like Ron Pearlman,Katey Sagal.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on December 23, 2009, 01:19:39 PM
at the moment i'm watching
the vicar of dibley.
i laugh at this love the seris
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Post by: laama on December 23, 2009, 01:50:27 PM
Document series from serial killers.
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 27, 2009, 04:31:43 PM
Yep,, still Dr. Who.
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Post by: feelingindifferent on December 27, 2009, 07:21:47 PM
Boss, a Japanese series. I have no idea what her name is but the lead actress is really good.
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Post by: Robin-Graves on December 28, 2009, 11:58:13 AM
( Checks list),,hmm,, still Dr. Who
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Post by: Geemonster on December 28, 2009, 01:27:21 PM
Strewth Robin!  That series is so BBC :P
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Post by: chekovsulu on December 29, 2009, 08:28:54 AM
Strewth!  Is Alf still alive?
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Post by: feelingindifferent on January 13, 2010, 09:19:23 AM
I'm watching Little Dorrit now, and it's really good. The BBC really has a knack for period dramas, don't they? Claire Foy is phenomenal btw. She should get more work.
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Post by: xtopave on January 13, 2010, 11:14:18 AM
Impostores (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1569079/)
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Post by: Robin-Graves on January 13, 2010, 01:10:08 PM
Dr.Who,, Only Fools And Horses, Fawlty Towers and Monty Pythons Flying Circus.
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Post by: Geemonster on January 16, 2010, 10:52:43 AM
Sons Of Anarchy
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 16, 2010, 11:10:39 AM
You know since you posted that and some followed up with favorable reviews in addition to "my daughter I didnt give birth to" I watch the first season and I gotta tell you that other than that really cute guy, the son of Katey Sagal, I thought everything about it was worthless. EXCEPT: Katey Sagal. She is incredible in that role. Another case of different stroke for different folks.

Oh and I couldnt possibly narrow it down to one show. Maybe one per genre but not just one.
Comedy - Big Bang
Drama - Law and Order SVU
Sketch Comedy - SNL
This could go on for awhile..........
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Post by: Geemonster on January 16, 2010, 11:16:44 AM
Indeed!
  The original Law & Order
The original CSI
Star Trek Deep Space 9
  Most stuff on Current TV
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Post by: xtopave on January 16, 2010, 11:37:22 AM
Sons Of Anarchy

I thought everything about it was worthless. EXCEPT: Katey Sagal. She is incredible in that role. Another case of different stroke for different folks.

I haven't seen it but mishca said in another thread she liked it. I guess is like OC1 says because I like Headcase and I haven't found a single person that doesn't look at me as if I was a headcase when I say so.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 16, 2010, 11:41:13 AM
Its a tribute to the large variety of writers and patrons out there. I wouldnt want it any other way. Sunny in Philadelphia, which I thought was utter crap, I ended up getting sucked into because of a few members continual praise of the show. I watch it now, every episode.
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Post by: CMF on January 16, 2010, 01:33:46 PM
Its a tribute to the large variety of writers and patrons out there. I wouldnt want it any other way. Sunny in Philadelphia, which I thought was utter crap, I ended up getting sucked into because of a few members continual praise of the show. I watch it now, every episode.

Amen to that show!
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Post by: mishca09 on January 19, 2010, 09:40:00 PM
24 is my new fav. but i think I'll only be interested in the next few episodes and then thats it


Human Target  Mark Valley is HOT ! some of the hand to hand combat could have be executed better but it was good for its pilot show. I didn't realize he was so short and i saw a glimpse of Hiro Kanagawa and i hope that I'll see more of him.   Jackie Haley is in the show 2 , he looks weird with hair. 
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Post by: Robin-Graves on January 20, 2010, 04:31:25 PM
(checks),,,yep,,still Dr Who
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 21, 2010, 12:28:27 AM
(checks),,,yep,,still Dr Who
david tennant has just won an award for Dr who.
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Post by: chekovsulu on January 22, 2010, 11:22:55 AM
I recently found Series 1 of Beautiful People, it is my favourite TV show of the moment.  Here's a clip from Youtube:
Spoiler (hover to show)
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Post by: nouseforaname on January 22, 2010, 12:54:59 PM
More into Burn Notice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgxxxTaPz6M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFAEVxNOg6I
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Post by: xtopave on January 22, 2010, 03:26:18 PM
I like Burn Notice very much.  :)  I used to like Nip Tuck (the first seasons were truly good) but lately...  :-\
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Post by: nouseforaname on January 22, 2010, 04:09:26 PM
I like Burn Notice very much.  :)  I used to like Nip Tuck (the first seasons were truly good) but lately...  :-\
You're the second one to mention that. I started watching it this season so I don't know how 1-5 seasons were.
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Post by: dweez on January 22, 2010, 06:35:32 PM
I just saw episode 1 of Paradox and I must admit...I'm hooked.  :D
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Post by: chekovsulu on January 22, 2010, 10:54:59 PM
Is that the one with Tamzin Outwaith?  I used to have this hardcore crush on her when she was in Eastenders :D
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Post by: dweez on January 23, 2010, 01:08:56 PM
That would be the one chek.
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Post by: Discover99 on January 30, 2010, 08:53:43 AM
Wait! What? Are you saying that there is someone in this Universe who does not like Doctor Who?
How is that possible?
tbh i didn't like it  -- i'm working on liking it but i'm not sure i'll succeed.

just read up on paradox and it sounds interesting!

my fav shows are
glee
dollhouse
united states of tara

hung wasn't too bad either

i'm curious to see amy acker's new show
happy town



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Post by: CMF on February 09, 2010, 01:34:00 PM
Spoiler (hover to show)
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Post by: chekovsulu on February 09, 2010, 02:23:29 PM
I completely forgot that was on again!
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Post by: ohcheap1 on March 17, 2010, 12:32:42 PM
GUESS WHAT TONIGHT IS PEOPLE!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k246/ohcheap1/sp.jpg)
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Post by: Geemonster on March 17, 2010, 01:55:11 PM
(http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad123/Zalambur/sons-of-anarchy-poster-image.jpg)

Season 3 starts in September.
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Post by: CMF on March 22, 2010, 04:34:18 PM
Breaking Bad is back!!!!! ;D ;D ;D
Oh, and I almost forgot South Park. The episode was hilarious.  :D

So here are the shows I am watching right now: Breaking Bad, The Big Bang Theory, South Park, Caprica and The Pacific.

Oh and I cannot wait for the new Dr. Who starting this Easter.  :)
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Post by: CMF on April 05, 2010, 01:22:05 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4472620104_469845ae26_o.gif)

Walt's pizza toss is simply epic.
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Post by: feelingindifferent on April 06, 2010, 05:02:59 AM
Ashes to Ashes is back, can't wait to see how it ends.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 06, 2010, 11:59:13 AM
wonders of the solar system
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Post by: ohcheap1 on April 07, 2010, 05:04:50 PM
My sister turned me onto an incredible show recently. Who Do You Think You Are, US version. It is really very cool. Might want to check it out.
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Post by: chekovsulu on April 08, 2010, 10:51:29 AM
Is that the one in which they go through the family history of your favourite celebrities and it turns out they're all of immigrant heritage?
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Post by: Geemonster on April 08, 2010, 10:52:43 AM
wonders of the solar system

A brilliant TV series.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 08, 2010, 11:46:35 AM
wish i had a teacher at school like him
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Post by: Geemonster on April 08, 2010, 11:48:04 AM
He's cool,he's the same age as me.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 08, 2010, 11:49:16 AM
He's cool,he's the same age as me.

must be cool then. ;D ;D
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Post by: Geemonster on April 08, 2010, 11:51:48 AM
Im sure he's 41,i turn 41 Monday.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 08, 2010, 11:53:44 AM
well happy pre birthday to you sir  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

4 years your senior mate  :-\
 :D :D :D :D :D :D.

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Post by: Geemonster on April 08, 2010, 11:54:56 AM
Really?  When's your's?
And Thankyou. ;D
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 08, 2010, 11:56:18 AM
Nov 10th .
45 and rising and i have no problem with my age.
other people have   :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Geemonster on April 09, 2010, 09:06:27 AM
I couldn't give a monkeys about my age,most people think im in my late 20's.
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Post by: xtopave on April 09, 2010, 10:07:08 AM
And I'm one of them. Unless you have PS your photos as my sister always does.  :D
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Post by: ohcheap1 on May 19, 2010, 09:18:38 AM
Lets talk about "Party Down" comedy by the makers of Veronica Mars. Its aired on Starz. Might be because Im in the restaurant business but I think its pretty freakin funny. Not laugh out loud funny but gimme more funny.  ;D
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Post by: xtopave on May 19, 2010, 10:45:27 AM
"Party Down"

People gave it an 8.4 on IMDb.  :o
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Post by: mishca09 on May 19, 2010, 03:35:23 PM
basketball wives because of the name calling and drink throwing.
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Post by: Geemonster on May 19, 2010, 03:46:50 PM
Stargate Universe.
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Post by: CMF on May 19, 2010, 06:56:24 PM
NHL playoffs
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Post by: feelingindifferent on May 20, 2010, 12:44:29 AM
Lets talk about "Party Down" comedy by the makers of Veronica Mars. Its aired on Starz. Might be because Im in the restaurant business but I think its pretty freakin funny. Not laugh out loud funny but gimme more funny.  ;D
I saw the first episode, and it was kinda meh :-\ I don't think I got the jokes.
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Post by: CMF on May 24, 2010, 07:09:29 PM
So it was the finale of TBBT tonight.
And...
Spoiler (hover to show)
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Post by: ohcheap1 on May 26, 2010, 04:46:23 PM
Shelly's friend will be a great season premeier for next Fall. I cant wait. But......is that Blossom?


Got another new one, "Luther". Its a BBC cop show. It's intense, much more so than US cop shows I think. Of course Wire in the Blood is my all time favorite "cop show" so what does that say? The actor that plays Luther is extreeeeeeeeemely handsome so that helps Im sure. But its a good show. Im on eps 3 now.
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Post by: indie180 on May 26, 2010, 04:58:13 PM
Underbelly, the first series has just finished in the UK. Watched the second series and the third series has just started in Australia. 
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Post by: laama on May 26, 2010, 06:28:32 PM
Iceland volcano documents
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Post by: CMF on May 27, 2010, 09:34:25 PM
I really need to stop watching TV shows. The good ones always get canceled. Such was the fate of Flashforward. It really built up to an AWESOME finale.
A great man once said: The ending makes the story.

The ending MADE the story of Flashforward.
And ABC had to flush it down the toilet

Screw you ABC
Screw you and you big fat corporate as*es!
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Post by: CMF on June 16, 2010, 01:47:13 PM
World Cup
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Post by: laama on June 18, 2010, 05:06:53 PM
World Cup.
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Post by: feelingindifferent on June 19, 2010, 07:55:12 AM
i am in a love hate relationship with the world cup right now.
WTF SPAIN GERMANY FRANCE ENGLAND WTF
also, some of hte referees are total nutters (read: GERvSRB and USAvSVN's)
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Post by: CMF on June 19, 2010, 12:04:20 PM
It is exactly because of the surprising performance of a few underdogs that I like this cup: fresh air. ;D
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Post by: laama on June 20, 2010, 07:05:40 AM
So far this World Cup has been boredom cup.
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Post by: Geemonster on June 20, 2010, 03:54:59 PM
So far this World Cup has been boredom cup.

Vuvuzela cup,you mean.  :D
  There have been some good games,Germany's game was excellent,probably the best squad in the world cup.
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Post by: smokester on June 27, 2010, 06:06:15 AM

MOTD
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Post by: Geemonster on June 27, 2010, 06:10:59 AM
I've recently gotten into Spartacus Blood And Sand.
Gritty and realistic.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on June 29, 2010, 06:39:07 AM
I've recently gotten into Spartacus Blood And Sand.
Gritty and realistic.
pretty sexy as well as i understand  ;)
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Post by: mishca09 on June 29, 2010, 08:05:56 AM
real L word and housewives of new jersey
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Post by: Geemonster on June 29, 2010, 07:55:21 PM
Season 6 of Futurama
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Post by: laama on June 30, 2010, 04:14:01 PM
Soccer City live from Eurosport.
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Post by: feelingindifferent on July 04, 2010, 07:15:29 AM
I've recently gotten into Spartacus Blood And Sand.
Gritty and realistic.
Did you watch Rome?

Saw a few episodes of The Good Wife on local tv, which is probably a season behind the US. It's a pretty decent legal drama with that whole sex/corruption scandal twist.

WORLD CUP! I am anticipating a Netherlands/Germany final, that will be amazing. I hope Germany crush Spain and Netherlands crush Uruguay. Dis gon be good.
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Post by: AlienBC on July 04, 2010, 07:50:57 AM
at this moment in time its Deadliest Catch  ;) I watched the pilot for Rookie Blue think I will follow this show two. Seems like a good show with some interesting characters....
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Post by: Skadi on July 04, 2010, 01:28:30 PM
at this moment in time its Deadliest Catch  ;)

oh.. there's a spoiler you probably already know about..

Have you ever seen River Monsters? ..it's not the same.. but your post made me think of a fish with oddly giant teeth I saw on it last week :P
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Post by: AlienBC on July 04, 2010, 01:54:29 PM
I've never watched but will when I get time ;)
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Post by: jackalope21 on July 05, 2010, 03:10:31 PM


i'm kinda addicted to Big Brother UK at the moment
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Post by: Geemonster on July 06, 2010, 05:02:31 AM

i'm kinda addicted to Big Brother UK at the moment

Oh my bless'ed God  :o You need therapy.
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Post by: AlienBC on July 06, 2010, 12:50:31 PM
Ok up to date on Deadliest Catch now..... wow never expected this twist. Hopefully in a few hours will no how things stand...........gripping stuff.......
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Post by: jackalope21 on July 06, 2010, 06:30:07 PM
Oh my bless'ed God  :o You need therapy.

my therapist killed herself after talking to me....i guess i shouldn't take it personally
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Post by: AlienBC on July 06, 2010, 06:50:06 PM
if we guys all met at a party I think we would get on like a house on fire ;)
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Post by: Geemonster on July 06, 2010, 08:58:45 PM
at this moment in time its Deadliest Catch  ;) I watched the pilot for Rookie Blue think I will follow this show two. Seems like a good show with some interesting characters....

I like that too.
  Also Bear Grylls Born Survivor AKA in the US as Man vs Wild.
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Post by: laama on July 08, 2010, 03:49:06 PM

i'm kinda addicted to Big Brother UK at the moment
Oh My...

Gangland.
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Post by: smokester on July 09, 2010, 07:02:45 AM

i'm kinda addicted to Big Brother UK at the moment

It's a shame they don't include international viewers when compiling the stats for the show, as you would bring their total up to 6.
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Post by: chekovsulu on July 09, 2010, 08:38:33 AM
Last week I watched the first episode of the BBC version of Diary of a Nobody.  I thought it was quite good.  I've read the book which made it nice seeing bits I remember from the it.  You should enjoy it whether you've read the book or not.

The man didn't look like how I'd imagined he would, but that's OK.
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Post by: Skadi on July 12, 2010, 04:11:32 PM
I like that too.
  Also Bear Grylls Born Survivor AKA in the US as Man vs Wild.

I can't hardly watch him ever since I found out he faked the one episode at the Hawaiian resort :P ..then the next season they had to add a disclaimer ::)

..which is dumb, because I'm sure they all fake bits..

I still watch Survivorman sometimes..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorman
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Post by: mishca09 on July 12, 2010, 05:42:35 PM
the closure and im sure covert affairs will be a fav. but it doesnt start till tomorrow.
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Post by: xtopave on July 12, 2010, 07:46:07 PM
the closure

I can't find this show.  :-\  Did you mean The Closer?
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Post by: mishca09 on July 12, 2010, 07:49:31 PM
I can't find this show.  :-\  Did you mean The Closer?
yes i did  :D
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Post by: xtopave on July 12, 2010, 07:59:58 PM
I've just watched a few episodes. I liked them very much.
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Post by: mishca09 on July 12, 2010, 08:05:15 PM
the new season premiered tonight !  i wanted to check out the new show rizzoli & isles but housewives of nj was coming on at the same time. so i didnt watch.
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Post by: smokester on July 13, 2010, 06:50:12 AM


I still watch Survivorman sometimes..

I watched an episode of that once but had to conclude that he wasn't really cut out for it.

I am rather fond of Family Guy, as it feeds my otherwise politically incorrect alter ego.
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Post by: jackalope21 on July 13, 2010, 07:03:11 PM
I am rather fond of Family Guy, as it feeds my otherwise politically incorrect alter ego.

am i the only one who wants to see this guy come out?     ;D
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Post by: Geemonster on July 16, 2010, 06:04:08 AM
Just started watching Spartacus Blood And Sand.
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Post by: laama on July 17, 2010, 10:08:26 AM
Le tour De France.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on July 17, 2010, 12:44:50 PM
Just started watching Spartacus Blood And Sand.
brutally sexy  ;D
Le tour De France.
love it  ;D ;D  and it only runs once a year
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Post by: laama on July 17, 2010, 05:09:47 PM
love it  ;D ;D  and it only runs once a year
Especially now when they go to Pyrenees,it's worth of watching.
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Post by: smokester on July 18, 2010, 06:50:41 AM
am i the only one who wants to see this guy come out?     ;D

Which guy? Peter Griffin or myself?

I watched the episode last night where he bought a brain damaged horse, and just at the part where the horse started licking Peter's arse my missus woke up and stared bleary eyed at the screen.  She then gave me a peculiar look and went back to sleep.

Just started watching Spartacus Blood And Sand.

I could hardly make it though a single episode of that tripe and I though Legend of the Seeker was bad!  Come back Kevin Sorbo, all is forgiven.

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Post by: Geemonster on July 20, 2010, 12:34:29 PM
brutally sexy  ;Dlove it  ;D ;D  and it only runs once a year

It's better than i anticipated.
The only thing apart from Futurama season 6 worthy of my attention.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on July 22, 2010, 04:02:19 AM
Especially now when they go to Pyrenees,it's worth of watching.
brutal just brutal
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Post by: smokester on July 22, 2010, 01:08:08 PM
It's better than i anticipated.

You watch Le Tour De France?

I'd never have thought that.
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Post by: chekovsulu on July 22, 2010, 03:16:07 PM
Reading the Farscape comics reminded me of how good it was.  I read a comment on Slashdot a few days ago which mentioned something about TV executives cancelling all the good TV programmes to make themselves feel powerful or superior or something.

 ;D

I miss Farscape, it was a lot of fun.  Unlike the comics, there was on every week. :(
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Post by: feelingindifferent on July 23, 2010, 04:20:12 AM
Just started watching Spartacus Blood And Sand.
Looks too much like a trashy version of Rome for me to even give it a try :-\

Mad Men in three days!! ;D
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Post by: smokester on July 23, 2010, 06:22:23 AM
Looks too much like a trashy version of Rome for me to even give it a try :-\

It is sort of an adult version of Legend Of The Seeker with a lot of the same cast and made by the same people I believe.  It gets better ratings because of the nudity and CGI blood and is why the other show was cancelled so quickly, but in all honesty it is just sex and violence under a 'fantasy' banner which gives it more creative licence (that it doesn't in fact use).  For me watching it was painful, but then I crave neither of its 2 main themes.
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Post by: feelingindifferent on July 23, 2010, 07:24:11 AM
^I haven't seen Legend of the Seeker. I watched a teaser or something of Spartacus on ONTD, and the CGI looked pretty bad tbh.
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Post by: dweez on July 23, 2010, 07:26:32 AM
I watched some Legend of the Seeker but it never really tickled my fancy.
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Post by: smokester on July 24, 2010, 02:36:36 AM
the CGI looked pretty bad tbh.

What makes it worse (or even funny) is they slow it down Matrix-style. However, I can see how that would appeal to some as if your going to go 'fantasy', you might as well make it unbelievable.

I confess to watching all of LegendOTS as leather clad babes with dildos as weapons, did fire my imagination.  It was atrocious though.
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Post by: feelingindifferent on July 24, 2010, 07:44:45 AM
What makes it worse (or even funny) is they slow it down Matrix-style.
:o still doesn't sound good, probably worse :-\ whatever, i'm watching fringe now, it's kinda slow moving though...

still sad rome got cancelled :(
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Post by: ohcheap1 on July 24, 2010, 09:56:51 AM
:o still doesn't sound good, probably worse :-\ whatever, i'm watching fringe now, it's kinda slow moving though...

I think its a decent series though. Never missed an episode.
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Post by: laama on July 26, 2010, 02:16:28 PM
Gangland again.
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Post by: smokester on July 26, 2010, 02:59:21 PM
 
Inspired by mishca's avatar, I am watching the Masters of Horror series again and thoroughly enjoying it too.
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Post by: redlandslide on July 26, 2010, 03:06:13 PM
I thought the first episode of Sherlock (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t4pgh) was pretty good.
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Post by: smokester on July 26, 2010, 03:13:02 PM
I thought the first episode of Sherlock (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t4pgh) was pretty good.

I meant to record that but missed the start. Now that you recommend it I'll definitely grab the first episode soon-as.
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Post by: dweez on July 27, 2010, 07:42:11 AM
Lie To Me.
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Post by: smokester on July 27, 2010, 09:46:03 AM
Lie To Me.

I think your hair is growing back.
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Post by: dweez on July 27, 2010, 09:47:57 AM
(http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo51/dw33z/AniGIFs/grrr.gif)
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Post by: jackalope21 on July 27, 2010, 06:23:20 PM
Lie To Me.

It happens to every guy
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Post by: mishca09 on July 27, 2010, 06:41:51 PM
covert affairs it reminds of alias.
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Post by: Skadi on August 08, 2010, 03:48:21 PM
I thought the first episode of Sherlock (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t4pgh) was pretty good.

I want to start watching that also.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on August 08, 2010, 05:30:43 PM
It happens to every guy
Yah, but you do it so well. Men I mean.... :-\
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Post by: feelingindifferent on August 11, 2010, 09:38:43 AM
I want to start watching that also.
is it worth it?
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Post by: Skadi on August 11, 2010, 12:21:46 PM
is it worth it?

I haven't started it yet, I've only watched trailers. I'm hoping to find some time this week or next week to catch up.
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Post by: redlandslide on August 11, 2010, 04:23:09 PM
is it worth it?

Yes.  :)
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Post by: dweez on August 13, 2010, 01:30:20 PM
I love it.  It's only a 3 episode series right now but I've heard it's been renewed for more.
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Post by: Skadi on August 21, 2010, 07:23:33 AM
I was just reading how long of wait to expect before the second season is available.. and I read this about the intro 3 episodes -

The productions suffered various problems. Filming took place during the coldest winters in Britain for 30 years, causing discomfort to the cast. Freeman recalls "It was so cold, my mind started to freeze - and this is a dialogue-heavy show with lots of lines to remember. I was struggling to say my words". Freeman hurt his wrist on his third day on set, after slipping on the steps of the location caravan, and Cumberbatch contracted "potentially fatal" pneumonia halfway through filming.


 :o

I hope this time filming goes more smoothly.
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Post by: smokester on September 04, 2010, 05:07:27 PM

I've just finished watching the first season of Iron Man Armored (armoured) Adventures and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Funny thing is that I couldn't stand the first episodes as I thought the animation was chocky and the cartoon shading was over rendered (if you are going for cartoon looking CGI, might as well keep the lighting to a minimum). But by the end I was quite engrossed and thought the story line did the series justice. 

It was primarily for the kids though.
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Post by: feelingindifferent on September 05, 2010, 04:47:25 AM
Yes.  :)
I love it.  It's only a 3 episode series right now but I've heard it's been renewed for more.
Pretty good. I like the modern take on Holmes and Watson.
But I thought Ep.2 was pretty stoopid. Yea, it's kinda annoying when being Chinese ruins all these eeevil yellow people tropes on tv.
Spoiler (hover to show)
The same way being German ruins Nazis-want-to-rule-the-world tropes and being Russian ruins I'm a big bad Russian tropes.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on September 07, 2010, 12:02:54 PM
england 1 switzerland 0
you gotta love european  tv
atdhe.net

roony can bang them in from anywhere  ;) :D
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Post by: CMF on September 11, 2010, 04:15:10 PM
england 1 switzerland 0
you gotta love european  tv
atdhe.net

roony can bang them in from anywhere  ;) :D

I kinda wanna punch England right now for defeating Bulgaria 4-0.

But on topic, I just watched Nikita's and Terrier's pilots.

Nikita is better than I expected. It isn't anything spectacular, but seems to have potential. Yet, I'd not bet on it. It's a good fun, better than most you get from the American major cable companies. And Maggie Q is damn hot in tight pants and with a gun.  :o ;D

On the other side, Terriers started quite slowly. I watched it entirely, because I found some bits funny. Though, as it progressed, it caught me in it. It is a very fun watch, a pretty good ending for a pilot and I will definitely continue to watch it. After all, FX has yet to disappoint me with any of its shows.
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Post by: feelingindifferent on September 12, 2010, 08:28:19 AM
Maggie Q is damn hot in tight pants and with a gun.  :o ;D
Is she big in America now?
Hot, but can't really act :-\
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Post by: CMF on September 12, 2010, 03:27:02 PM
Hot, but can't really act :-\

That is not a problem in America.  ;D
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Post by: smokester on September 16, 2010, 01:20:21 PM
I'm currently watching the maiden season of 'Birds of Prey' and Ashley Scott is doing it for me.  Kind of pissed at WB for cancelling it after one season while receiving an audience of 7.6 million, but I'm not entirely sure how far it could have gone anyhow.
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Post by: redlandslide on September 16, 2010, 02:38:02 PM
The Inbetweeners.
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Post by: jackalope21 on September 19, 2010, 06:59:59 AM


Castle - never seen it before but thanks to library and hulu i can catch up on the first two seasons
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Post by: feelingindifferent on September 19, 2010, 08:18:28 AM
^Castle is kinda like Bones, but with more Fillion.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on September 19, 2010, 08:27:59 AM
I tried Castle, due to rave reviews from a co-worker, but its just not my style. Of course I didnt get beyond ep 7 so who knows. The humor is just not injected into the right areas for me. I could see how Nathan fans would enjoy it because his character is the same as everything else he's ever played.
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Post by: jackalope21 on September 19, 2010, 09:05:37 AM
I tried Castle, due to rave reviews from a co-worker, but its just not my style. Of course I didnt get beyond ep 7 so who knows. The humor is just not injected into the right areas for me. I could see how Nathan fans would enjoy it because his character is the same as everything else he's ever played.

the first season starts out rocky but ends pretty well....try the second episode of season 2...if you dont like that one, you wont like the series

PLUS, he wears a Malcolm Reynolds costume for a halloween episode......PERFECT!!!
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Post by: laama on September 24, 2010, 07:53:23 PM
True Blood season 3.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on September 24, 2010, 11:58:24 PM
nothing really
i'm so boring
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Post by: chekovsulu on September 25, 2010, 06:19:21 AM
Me too.
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Post by: mishca09 on September 26, 2010, 04:19:13 PM
terriers
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Post by: Skadi on September 26, 2010, 04:24:57 PM
terriers

did that just start this season? what night is it on?
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Post by: mishca09 on September 26, 2010, 04:50:09 PM
yes it just started , I think its 3 shows in so far. it comes on wed. @ 10pm
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Post by: CMF on September 26, 2010, 07:12:12 PM
Terriers is really good. I did not like much the first two episodes, but I adored the third one. It is a good show that has unfortunately low ratings. I hope it sticks in.

Also, Boardwalk Empire is pretty good. And some new Dexter tonight. ;D
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Post by: laama on September 28, 2010, 04:12:22 PM
Dexter.
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Post by: redlandslide on October 02, 2010, 03:59:13 PM
I'm really liking "An Idiot Abroad".

The premise is Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send Karl Pilkington to a different foreign country each week to see each of the new seven wonders of the world, and to interact with locals, eat native food etc. Week 1 was China (Great Wall) and week 2 was India (Taj Mahal), next episode (week 3) will be in Jordan (Petra). Really funny show.

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Post by: ohcheap1 on October 02, 2010, 06:17:07 PM
How did I not hear about this show?!!!  :o Getting the first 2 now.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on October 03, 2010, 12:36:37 AM
I'm really liking "An Idiot Abroad".

The premise is Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send Karl Pilkington to a different foreign country each week to see each of the new seven wonders of the world, and to interact with locals, eat native food etc. Week 1 was China (Great Wall) and week 2 was India (Taj Mahal), next episode (week 3) will be in Jordan (Petra). Really funny show.
i watched the first show.
Karl is so droll   :D
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Post by: CMF on October 03, 2010, 08:38:21 PM
I'm really liking "An Idiot Abroad".

The premise is Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send Karl Pilkington to a different foreign country each week to see each of the new seven wonders of the world, and to interact with locals, eat native food etc. Week 1 was China (Great Wall) and week 2 was India (Taj Mahal), next episode (week 3) will be in Jordan (Petra). Really funny show.

currently downloading...
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Post by: Discover99 on October 05, 2010, 11:33:18 AM
Pretty good. I like the modern take on Holmes and Watson.
But I thought Ep.2 was pretty stoopid. Yea, it's kinda annoying when being Chinese ruins all these eeevil yellow people tropes on tv.
Spoiler (hover to show)
The same way being German ruins Nazis-want-to-rule-the-world tropes and being Russian ruins I'm a big bad Russian tropes.
FI I didn't follow that. What do you mean by "tropes" the way they speak or the way certain nationalities are used over and over again for a stereotype?

As for Sherlock Holmes, I tried watching the first episode bot got bored after 5 min. I hadn't been aware that it was a modern take on the story and was unpleasantly surprised.


I watched Modern Family and had some of good laughs same with Community, a show that I liked to watch.

Castle is not one of my favorite shows but it's nice to watch when I just want to get my mind of things and not pay much attention to what's going on. I probably wouldn't watch it if I hadn't known Nathan F.'s previous work.

When I heard that Felicia Day joined the cast for S4 I started watching Eureka and it grew on me. I enjoyed S4 a lot.
Warehouse 13 grew on me too, I gave it a shot because I learned that it was created by Jane Espenson. It's light entertainment that got much better in S2 IMHO

Also Caprica is coming back soon yay

One of my guilty pleasures is Vampire Dairies, it was quite entertaining much to the contrary of what I'd expected.

Glee and Being Erica are also on my list

I do like TV shows *blush*

 ::)
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Post by: dweez on October 05, 2010, 03:51:03 PM
I believe she was using it as a slang for how certain ethnicities are stereotyped in movies.
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Post by: Skadi on October 10, 2010, 03:11:41 PM
I don't know if I'll catch every episode.. but I'm going to watch the season premiere of Stormchasers on Wednesday.

(http://store2.discovery.com/img/view/view5/00048080-784795.jpg) http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/storm-chasers/
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Post by: laama on October 10, 2010, 05:50:32 PM
Future Weapons.
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Post by: CMF on October 11, 2010, 07:55:00 AM
Has anyone seen the Banksy intro of last night's Simpsons episode?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX1iplQQJTo
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Post by: dweez on October 11, 2010, 08:04:05 AM
HAHAHA, that's great CMF!!
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Post by: ohcheap1 on October 11, 2010, 06:17:58 PM
I dont know if its a favorite but I watched the first in a series of 6 episodes of the Monty Python Documentary. Very cool to hear how these men were linked together and created the masterpiece that they did.
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Post by: chekovsulu on October 15, 2010, 07:39:31 AM
Has anyone seen the Banksy intro of last night's Simpsons episode?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX1iplQQJTo
They have a new TV!? :o
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Post by: smokester on October 16, 2010, 06:06:14 AM
I dont know if its a favorite but I watched the first in a series of 6 episodes of the Monty Python Documentary. Very cool to hear how these men were linked together and created the masterpiece that they did.

Quote
Lois: Brian, you have got to get Dylan under control. He's terrorizing the whole family.
 
Peter: Yeah, you wouldn't believe what he did to Meg yesterday. He made her watch the other 178 hours of Monty Python stuff that isn't funny or memorable.
[cutaway to Meg tied to a chair in the attic, sitting in front of a TV playing Monty Python]
 
Pythonesque Man on TV: I have a pet hedgehog named Zippy, and I shall walk her to town. And each time my foot hits the ground, I shall say "Boing! Boing! Boing!"
 
Meg: I'm a girl! I don't even like the good Monty Python sketches!

Let's be honest, most of MP was just plain weird.



I must be getting old, as the only programme I watch religiously is the 10 O'Clock news (BBC of course).

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Post by: Skadi on October 16, 2010, 08:42:55 AM
They have a new TV!? :o
hee!
 
Let's be honest, most of MP was just plain wonderfully weird.



I must be getting old, as the only programme I watch religiously is the 10 O'Clock news (BBC of course).


I must be getting old, as the only programme I watch religiously is the 10 O'Clock news (BBC of course).

^  :P me too.. and the weather channel and nature programs :D

I watched back to back new episodes of Lost Tapes (http://animal.discovery.com/tv/lost-tapes/episode/) I was scared enough after 1/3 of the strigoi vampire one, that I had to move across the room from the tv.. And midway through the poltergeist one, I moved to the kitchen, and peeked at my tv from around the corner :D

(http://animal.discovery.com/tv/lost-tapes/episode/images/strigoi-150x100.jpg) (http://animal.discovery.com/tv/lost-tapes/episode/images/poltergeist-150x100.jpg)
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Post by: ohcheap1 on October 16, 2010, 09:06:07 AM
Let's be honest, most of MP was just plain weird.

Im sure you know that "main stream" doesnt really apply to most of us here right?  ::)

When we were young we would be getting out of the car as a family and my Dad would yell "Silly Walk Day" and we would all do ridiculous things on our way into where ever we were going. Excellent memory!!
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Post by: redlandslide on October 16, 2010, 12:51:51 PM
I like Python a lot. At the time though I preferred The Goodies.
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Post by: laama on October 16, 2010, 04:41:32 PM
Working Mans Death.
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Post by: Discover99 on October 17, 2010, 04:50:18 PM
Im sure you know that "main stream" doesnt really apply to most of us here right?  ::)

When we were young we would be getting out of the car as a family and my Dad would yell "Silly Walk Day" and we would all do ridiculous things on our way into where ever we were going. Excellent memory!!

wow that sounds like a lot of fun

unless you feel embarrassed by that ..


i just watched all seasons of Felicity and just loved it
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Post by: smokester on October 18, 2010, 01:46:24 PM
I like Python a lot. At the time though I preferred The Goodies.

Python was being screened just as you came into the world wasn't it?

I used to love the Goodies too and to this day cannot take Bill Oddie seriously.
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Post by: redlandslide on October 18, 2010, 02:10:47 PM
It started airing a year after I was born and although I've got a good memory, it's not that good.  :D

It was still airing in the mid seventies though and I can remember them pretty well. The Goodies were aimed more at my age group which is why I probably found them funnier, but I still liked python. I suppose someone being slapped across the face with a fish is funny no matter how young or old you are.
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Post by: smokester on October 18, 2010, 02:34:12 PM
To be honest I didn't really like Monty Python's flying circus that much, although they did chance upon some great sketches along the way (hit and miss approach imo).  For me they were just a bunch of Oxford trendies that were blantantly ripping off the real genius that was Milligan and 'Q'.

However, I did like what Python became and all their movies.
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Post by: redlandslide on October 18, 2010, 02:51:40 PM
I didn't watch Milligan first time round, but I've seen them since and you're right they were much funnier. Not Only But Also was funny as well. it's weird, but excellent comedians like Spike & Peter Cook never got the international fame they deserved, yet people like Benny Hill (who I've never found funny) did.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on October 18, 2010, 05:55:57 PM
Watched part 6 of 6 of Python tonight. Very good program. I loved reminiscing with the old boys. It brought back many, many fond memories. Both sober and lit up ones. I think this is what Im getting my Dad for Christmas this year.
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Post by: Geemonster on October 21, 2010, 01:18:32 PM
Season 3 is now on  8)

(http://www.images.thedemonsden.com/images/Geemonster/sonsofanarchyposter.jpg)
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Post by: laama on October 21, 2010, 05:52:39 PM
Dexter is back to top.
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Post by: smokester on October 26, 2010, 07:46:34 AM
it's weird, but excellent comedians like Spike & Peter Cook never got the international fame they deserved

I don't think either of those wanted to sell out to 'editorial control', the lack of which was essential to their humour.  Of course other greats who were originally teamed with Milligan (like Peter Sellers for example) did manage to combine their unique brand of comedy with some editorial control - and produce something marvellous at the other end.
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Post by: redlandslide on November 27, 2010, 03:09:48 PM
The new series of Peep Show.
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Post by: MaxDreamer on November 28, 2010, 10:53:10 PM
The Walking Dead.
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Post by: Skadi on November 29, 2010, 05:50:38 AM
The Walking Dead.

the way they introduced the new character last night was well done
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Post by: chekovsulu on November 29, 2010, 03:31:42 PM
Home and Away is one of my favourites at the moment.  They have a murder mystery happening right now, and Alf "Flaming" Stewart is the prime suspect.  The writers are trying to make us think it's Will and Shandi who did it, though.  I just wish they had less of that boring teenage romance ploppiness.  Especially Romeo and Indi, they're boring.
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Post by: MaxDreamer on November 29, 2010, 07:48:42 PM
the way they introduced the new character last night was well done
Shhhhhhh. I haven't seen it yet.  ;)
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Post by: Skadi on November 30, 2010, 06:08:43 AM
Shhhhhhh. I haven't seen it yet.  ;)

lol.. shoot if I'd known that I would have said 'wow, that was weird how everyone died in last nights episode'  :D :D
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Post by: smokester on December 07, 2010, 04:19:52 PM
The 'Ashes' highlights.
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Post by: laama on December 07, 2010, 07:08:57 PM
Dexter.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on December 09, 2010, 12:32:14 AM
at the moment nothing
but next week they are showing the renovation of
The Savoy hotel in London.
i may watch this series / episode
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Post by: laama on December 18, 2010, 08:18:36 PM
Walking Dead.
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Post by: Discover99 on December 21, 2010, 02:41:53 AM
mad men
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Post by: chekovsulu on December 21, 2010, 10:33:11 AM
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

I didn't want to like it, because if I met those people in real-life I would hate them.  I think they've Baldrick'd Charlie, cos I'm sure he wasn't so dumb before :D


Oh, Harry Potter was on QI, did you see?

They chopped his head off and asked lots of Harry Potter questions, did you see?
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 11, 2011, 09:17:41 AM
Other than the Office I can not think of a single US tv show remade from a UK show that is even worthy of airing. So is Shameless. This sucks so hard that I think the screen inverted in the tv. Just my opinion.
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Post by: xtopave on January 11, 2011, 09:57:21 AM
I've only watched Shameless UK a couple times but I think it's so original and well done that would be very difficult to match.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 12, 2011, 01:27:59 AM
Other than the Office I can not think of a single US tv show remade from a UK show that is even worthy of airing. So is Shameless. This sucks so hard that I think the screen inverted in the tv. Just my opinion.

you have an American version of shameless.  ???

imo that series has gone past its sell by date.
plus it so reminds me of family in Oxford  :-\
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Post by: xtopave on January 12, 2011, 08:10:27 AM
plus it so reminds me of family in Oxford  :-\

LOL  ;D

My sister says The Event is the best lately. I haven't watched it. Has it been commented here before?
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 12, 2011, 10:49:23 AM
you have an American version of shameless.  ???

It is SO bad! I love Shameless UK. Just starting season 8 and I still love that damn show. Feel like I watched that pathetic family grow up.
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Post by: dweez on January 12, 2011, 12:01:18 PM
LOL  ;D

My sister says The Event is the best lately. I haven't watched it. Has it been commented here before?

The Event is pretty decent and Jason Ritter (son of John Ritter) is pretty good too.  The first few episodes are confusing but I believe that is the intent.  It puts you right there for "the event" but will jump back to fill back story, which usually just ended up leaving more questions.  Eventually it seemed to level off but still has a fair amount of anticipation left for the viewer.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 13, 2011, 01:10:49 AM
come fly with me by little britain cast. ;D

very close to the knuckle  :o on airport working staff  :D :D :D :D

they take the mickey out of everyone.
i believe the complaints are arriving thick and fast at the television studio  :D :D :D :D
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Post by: smokester on January 14, 2011, 03:48:10 AM
come fly with me by little britain cast. ;D

^ That show is wickedly funny though.

Anyone see "The Cape"? I thought it was pretty poor.
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Post by: dweez on January 14, 2011, 06:18:11 AM
I just recently watched the first two episodes of "The Cape".  It's starting rather slow and the "acting"...is a bit...um...weak?  I might give it a couple more episodes (esp. since it's the winter scheduling break for most of my shows) but it better pick up or it'll be forgotten.

I just watched the first episode of Zen.  Hard to gauge the show on the first episode but it seems pretty good.  I've always liked Rufus Sewell as an actor so...I'll see how it goes.
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Post by: Skadi on January 14, 2011, 06:38:02 AM
  I've always liked Rufus Sewell as an actor

plus he's super cute
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Post by: xtopave on January 14, 2011, 06:44:59 AM
plus he's super hot

 ;)
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Post by: Skadi on January 14, 2011, 07:04:37 AM
^ that too :D
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Post by: dweez on January 14, 2011, 08:26:36 AM
It's hard for me to get by him as the bad guy in "A Knight's Tale" so whenever I see him, my initial feeling is scorn, but that's just a tribute to his talent.
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Post by: Skadi on January 14, 2011, 08:36:25 AM
^ When I think of him I always picture him as Ali baba.. who is misdirected, but basically good at heart :P That.. and the creepy mermaid show he was in. Those two always pop to mind first.
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Post by: xtopave on January 14, 2011, 08:59:36 AM
That man can be mean or sexy or obnoxious or whatever he wants so damned well.
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Post by: dweez on January 14, 2011, 09:35:37 AM
Don't forget the movie "Dark City".  Classic cult film.  Awesome.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 14, 2011, 11:58:50 AM
I just recently watched the first two episodes of "The Cape".  It's starting rather slow and the "acting"...is a bit...um...weak?  I might give it a couple more episodes (esp. since it's the winter scheduling break for most of my shows) but it better pick up or it'll be forgotten.

I thought it was decent. Maybe not as adult focused as what was expected. It reminds me of "Hell Boy" just aimed at a younger audience. I think when the audience starts to click with the characters alittle more that it will do well.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 14, 2011, 11:59:57 AM
come fly with me by little britain cast. ;D

I enjoyed the first episode but for some reason when it was done so was I. Couldnt get through the second.
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Post by: Skadi on January 14, 2011, 12:21:59 PM
Don't forget the movie "Dark City".  Classic cult film.  Awesome.

I just heard about that movie a little over a month ago. I still haven't found time to watch it.
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Post by: smokester on January 19, 2011, 03:41:00 PM
I just recently watched the first two episodes of "The Cape".  It's starting rather slow and the "acting"...is a bit...um...weak?  I might give it a couple more episodes (esp. since it's the winter scheduling break for most of my shows) but it better pick up or it'll be forgotten..

I was reading that there was a 31% fall off in viewing for the 3rd episode of The Cape in America (I'd be in that fall off to tell the truth), and that in itself is pretty remarkable for a show that has only aired 3 episodes.  The prediction is that the fall off will only continue which could end in its cancellation.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 07, 2011, 11:00:33 AM
has anyone watched Rev http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rev._%28TV_series%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rev._%28TV_series%29) saw a trailer on the plane but not sure how good or bad it is. worth a purchase  ;)  ???

also
The Walking Dead http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walking_Dead (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walking_Dead)  ??? ???
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Post by: feelingindifferent on March 30, 2011, 08:24:01 AM
Has anyone been watching BBC1's Silk?
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Post by: chekovsulu on March 30, 2011, 10:24:46 AM
I'm kind of enjoying Stargat Universe.  I suppose it's nice that they've made Chloe less boring, but she's still annoying.
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Post by: dweez on March 30, 2011, 02:47:48 PM
It's starting to get a little annoying for me.  I was sad when I heard it was canceled but now, too many new "things" are happening on each episode, like since they got canceled, they're just trying to shove as much as they can so they can still used the ending they had proposed for a 4 or 5 season series.
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Post by: subvinorosa on March 31, 2011, 06:43:48 AM
Catching up on House Season 7 and NCIS Season 8.
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Post by: dweez on March 31, 2011, 09:54:22 AM
Haha, the other day, I was checking the online tv guide for my cable company to see what new episodes were coming out that I needed to..."acquire".  I saw that there was a new NCIS and I got as giddy as a little schoolgirl.  :D Is that weird? ???
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Post by: redlandslide on March 31, 2011, 01:14:59 PM
Has anyone been watching BBC1's Silk?

I watched the first two episodes last night on BBCi player, I'll probably watch the next two tonight. Seems pretty good so far.


I've also started working my way through the last season of Dexter.
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Post by: chekovsulu on April 07, 2011, 06:00:36 PM
It's starting to get a little annoying for me.  I was sad when I heard it was canceled but now, too many new "things" are happening on each episode, like since they got canceled, they're just trying to shove as much as they can so they can still used the ending they had proposed for a 4 or 5 season series.
Oh, I think I understand.

I don't think I've thought of it the same way, because I felt it was too slow before.  Like Lost.  Before, it felt like they spent too much time staring at each other, or listening to each other breathe.  I also felt Chloe and Scott got too much screen time, I have to skip a lot of the scenes they're both in (maybe I find it difficult to relate to either of them).  So, I suppose the recent pace is probably the reason I'm enjoying it more.  I'm not as patient with television as I used to be.

I can see why it can be frustrating though.  I think The Peacekeeper Wars and Serenity were like that.  After watching them, It did feel like they compressed at least a season's worth of story into a 90 minute film.  I didn't even feel sad about Wash in Serenity, and I liked Wash.  I felt sad about D'Argo, but the whole film still felt like they were rushing.  I like D'Argo more than Wash.

I wish they'd given Farscape more seasons, it is just so good!
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Post by: laama on April 08, 2011, 07:32:05 PM
Gangland.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 18, 2011, 10:45:37 AM
watching
Download -  true story of internet.
story of the foundation of netscape and windows reaction to it.

fascinating story.

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Post by: dweez on April 18, 2011, 12:40:02 PM
Have I mentioned Breakout Kings yet?  I vaguely recall having a conversation with Nobby or redlandslide recently about Jimmi Simpson.  I'm rather enjoying it so far, except maybe for the the fact that the one cop keeps reminding me of Michael Chiklis.

I'm also starting to warm up to "Outcasts".  Is this a continuing series or one of BBC's infamous one season shows?
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Post by: redlandslide on April 18, 2011, 01:24:58 PM
I'm also starting to warm up to "Outcasts".  Is this a continuing series or one of BBC's infamous one season shows?

Season one had eight episodes and after bad reviews and awful ratings, the BBC announced there would be no season 2.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 18, 2011, 01:34:21 PM
shame about that , my son loved it.
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Post by: xtopave on April 18, 2011, 01:48:13 PM
Have I mentioned Breakout Kings yet? 

I've only watched a couple episodes but I liked them a lot.
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Post by: mishca09 on April 18, 2011, 07:09:46 PM
I've only watched a couple episodes but I liked them a lot.

I havent watched it because I didnt like the advertisement for it or the tag lines.
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Post by: CMF on April 25, 2011, 07:23:46 PM
I was expecting a new "Prison Break" judging from the ads. It wasn't. I still liked it. I am not a big fan of crime shows, so I don't regularly follow it. And it's fine because it doesn't have a twisted story and you can watch the episodes independently.
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Post by: dweez on April 25, 2011, 09:58:46 PM
It's definitely connected to "Prison Break" as T-bag is in one of the episodes.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 26, 2011, 01:17:36 AM
The Walking Dead
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Post by: smokester on April 26, 2011, 09:15:52 AM
Hot wheels: Battle force 5 FTW
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Post by: xtopave on April 26, 2011, 09:25:15 AM
Hot wheels: Battle force 5 FTW

This is me watching that: Brush your teeth! Put on your shoes! Or I'll turn the TV off! And then I proceed to brush my kid's teeth and put her shoes on while we watch Hot wheels: Battle force 5 EVERY MORNING.  ;D
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Post by: smokester on April 26, 2011, 10:10:59 AM
This is me watching that: Brush your teeth! Put on your shoes! Or I'll turn the TV off! And then I proceed to brush my kid's teeth and put her shoes on while we watch Hot wheels: Battle force 5 EVERY MORNING.  ;D

We watch it every evening before bedtime but the two of them now have to compete on who can sing the theme song the loudest.  This does not do much to wind them down.
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Post by: laama on May 21, 2011, 06:38:28 PM
Game Of Thrones.
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Post by: Discover99 on May 22, 2011, 11:07:35 AM
i've just devoured "What about Brian" and loved every minute of it. too bad it got canceled years ago
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on May 22, 2011, 12:23:12 PM
come dine with me is a laugh .

The Hotel is fantastically funny  :D :D
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Post by: mishca09 on May 22, 2011, 07:57:57 PM
Game Of Thrones.

OMG. ME 2!! love love love love game of thrones. each episode just leaves you on the edge of your seat. I cant wait to see what happens next.
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Post by: chekovsulu on May 23, 2011, 04:19:40 AM
I've a friend who's reading that, he does not stop talking about it.  It's apparently so good, it's diverting his attention from other things I'm not going to mention because it's personal.
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Post by: Skadi on May 23, 2011, 06:37:28 AM
I've a friend who's reading that, he does not stop talking about it.  It's apparently so good, it's diverting his attention from other things I'm not going to mention because it's personal.

I have the books set up to read, but I've been too busy all month. I didn't want to watch the show until I'd read the books. Now I can't figure out whether to do one or the other, both, or neither.
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Post by: xtopave on May 23, 2011, 07:35:55 AM
I didn't want to watch the show until I'd read the books.

That's always a good choice. I've already started watching the show. I didn't know it was based on books.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on May 28, 2011, 02:32:29 PM
haven't seen G/o/Thrones yet  :-\ but i have just watched
Spartacus , blood and sand  , raunchy to say the least
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Post by: Skadi on May 28, 2011, 03:05:06 PM
Spartacus , blood and sand  , raunchy to say the least

I keep forgetting to partake in that debauchery. I guess I should start reading less, and watching tv more :P
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Post by: smokester on June 17, 2011, 04:49:46 AM
I keep forgetting to partake in that debauchery. I guess I should start reading less, and watching tv more :P

I actually found it pretty unbearable.

My new very bestest TV prog is Transformers Prime. I am really going miss it between seasons.
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Post by: CMF on June 17, 2011, 01:46:10 PM
My most favorite right now show is Game of Thrones. If it goes on like that, it will become my all-time favorite.
A new fresh comedy I really like is Workaholics. It kinda reminds me of an early Sunny in Philadelphia.

Oh, and of course, new Breaking Bad coming soon 8)
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on June 18, 2011, 12:40:45 AM
Our War on bbc 3
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01175hg (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01175hg)
that's about it  :-\
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Post by: laama on July 07, 2011, 06:52:39 AM
After Game of Thrones season ended,I haven't found new favorite tv program yet and Dexter or The Walking Dead haven't started yet.
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Post by: dweez on July 07, 2011, 10:21:43 PM
I enjoyed the end of the Mentalist.

... I look forward to the explanation next season.

I agree wholeheartedly.
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Post by: smokester on July 08, 2011, 02:22:21 AM
We started watching The Winx Club for my daughter's sake as most of what we watch is a bit male-orientated, and I really like the show.  I can understand why it has gone from strength to strength and why the fanbase is 3 or 4 years above its target audience.
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Post by: xtopave on July 08, 2011, 07:17:45 AM
The Winx Club

I Googled it and I'm still recovering from the visual impact.  :o Looks like something I could hate but if my daughter discovers it I'll pay attention.
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Post by: Diabolico on July 09, 2011, 01:52:13 PM
Ugly Americans
Chaos
The Looney Tunes Show
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Post by: hmed2390 on July 09, 2011, 02:29:56 PM
I wouldn't really say favorite but I like "Wilfred" so far.
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Post by: mishca09 on July 09, 2011, 10:08:31 PM
Suits the lead guy looks really good in a suit
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Post by: CMF on July 13, 2011, 05:10:15 PM
I wouldn't really say favorite but I like "Wilfred" so far.
Same here. I have seen the three episodes so far. I had a few laughs, but I found it to have some drama mixed between the jokes. Therefore, it is not an usual comedy.
It also has a strict storyline, unlike most of the comedies today.
This show definitely has a lot of potential. I expect great episodes from it.
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Post by: laama on August 04, 2011, 03:37:25 PM
While waiting Dexter and Walking Dead,Top Gear Season 17 looks good.
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Post by: mishca09 on August 04, 2011, 10:03:32 PM
The franchise reality/docoumentry ? About the san fran giants. I know very littlr about baseball but what I do know is that  there are some really yum guys on that team. Although brian wilson isnt really hot to me but hes got some serious swag and I do love his beard. 
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Post by: hmed2390 on August 05, 2011, 02:45:00 PM
Same here. I have seen the three episodes so far. I had a few laughs, but I found it to have some drama mixed between the jokes. Therefore, it is not an usual comedy.
It also has a strict storyline, unlike most of the comedies today.
This show definitely has a lot of potential. I expect great episodes from it.

Yeah, and it always leaves you with that feeling that there's something larger building up, it intrigues me so I stay tuned. Plus like you said, it's got some story development over just plain comedy so that also reels me in Thursdays.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on August 06, 2011, 12:55:35 PM
England beating wales  just  :-\
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Post by: chekovsulu on August 07, 2011, 02:02:37 PM
Speaking of Wales, that Torchwood, the one with the miracle, it's not so bad.  I was a bit skeptical with it being in the USA, with their realistic superior special effects and prettier people, but it's really not so bad.

Spoiler (hover to show)

Captain Jack Harkness looks older than I recall.  I found out recently that he actually sings - and even released an album! :D ;D
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on August 09, 2011, 12:32:50 AM
have never watched torchwood.
son adores it , i must admit i think the main actor is great  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: ohcheap1 on August 12, 2011, 08:27:15 AM
As a song and dance man, maybe.

Thats actually most of the fun. Seeing this flamboyant guy play a manly man. At least once an eps his true nature is seen.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on August 19, 2011, 10:57:04 AM
As a song and dance man, maybe.
Thats actually most of the fun. Seeing this flamboyant guy play a manly man. At least once an eps his true nature is seen.
totally agree on both accounts.
so flamboyant ;D ;D
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Post by: chekovsulu on August 20, 2011, 09:08:01 AM
It's those 51st century pheromones.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on August 21, 2011, 08:08:17 AM
its something  ;)  ;D

nothing catches me on the tv at the moment
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Post by: Skadi on August 21, 2011, 08:22:49 AM
^ unless it's travel, movies, or science stuff.. I'm not into anything either.

I'm hoping the plot doesn't drag on Walking Dead when comes back. The main show I'm waiting on is Sherlock. And.. it' a long shot, but it would be nice if Once Upon a Time was ok..

http://abc.go.com/shows/once-upon-a-time

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Post by: mishca09 on August 21, 2011, 05:09:52 PM
bored to death ! so funny.
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Post by: xtopave on September 23, 2011, 05:42:38 AM
Any fans of "Two and a Half Men"? Has anybody seen the last episode?

Walden: Trust me, money does not buy happiness.
Alan: I wouldn't know. I've never had either.

I was a bit disappointed but I'm sure it'll build up.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on September 23, 2011, 06:38:05 AM
inside natures giants.
documentary on channel 4 in the UK.
they basically cut up animals,
excellent program
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Post by: mishca09 on September 23, 2011, 05:41:32 PM
Any fans of "Two and a Half Men"? Has anybody seen the last episode?

Walden: Trust me, money does not buy happiness.
Alan: I wouldn't know. I've never had either.

I was a bit disappointed but I'm sure it'll build up.

Nope. I'm not a fan of ashton  kutcher hes soooooo blah
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Post by: smokester on September 27, 2011, 01:46:18 PM
The original series of Thundercats.
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Post by: mishca09 on September 27, 2011, 06:58:56 PM
the cartoon?
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Post by: xtopave on September 28, 2011, 06:54:38 AM
I didn't know there was a new Thundercats (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1666278/)
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Post by: chekovsulu on September 28, 2011, 09:01:01 AM
The old one was a lot of fun, there was a moral at the end of every story
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Post by: Skadi on September 28, 2011, 09:40:55 AM
The old one was a lot of fun, there was a moral at the end of every story

That's why Smokes watches it.
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Post by: redlandslide on September 29, 2011, 12:55:12 AM
I remember Cheetara used to come running whenever Lion-O used to shout "Thundercats Ho!". I thought that was a bit near the knuckle for a cartoon.  :o
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Post by: smokester on September 29, 2011, 03:06:37 AM
... for the internet age:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gufXf67qBcc

Where do you find these things?..

I remember Cheetara used to come running whenever Lion-O used to shout "Thundercats Ho!". I thought that was a bit near the knuckle for a cartoon.  :o

Oh come on, Cheetara definitely has a thing for Lion-O what with all the lingering gazes and whatnot, and I'm sure Tygra knows it and is in denial.
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Post by: Skadi on September 29, 2011, 06:09:48 AM
Oh come on, Cheetara definitely has a thing for Lion-O what with all the lingering gazes and whatnot, and I'm sure Tygra knows it and is in denial.

...

..eavesdropping on this conversation has given me a strange urge to go off and read Dr. Quest/Race Bannon fanfics today.....
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Post by: smokester on September 29, 2011, 10:15:46 AM
Duh.

On the internets!

Wot, no crystal ball?
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Post by: chekovsulu on September 29, 2011, 02:08:50 PM
Oh come on, Cheetara definitely has a thing for Lion-O what with all the lingering gazes and whatnot, and I'm sure Tygra knows it and is in denial.
I kind of recall Cheetara being a bit dirty about grown up Lion-O, when she first sees him all grow'd up.  I think she said he's well developed or something.  It's a bit wrong though, he still had the mind of a child (unless I'm remembering wrong).  I can't remember if he was meant to be an adolescent at the start, because then it's kinda awesome.
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Post by: smokester on September 29, 2011, 03:42:46 PM
Don't you think that that a would be just a little ostentatious?

Only if you wear them as earrings.

I kind of recall Cheetara being a bit dirty about grown up Lion-O, when she first sees him all grow'd up.  I think she said he's well developed or something.  It's a bit wrong though, he still had the mind of a child (unless I'm remembering wrong).  I can't remember if he was meant to be an adolescent at the start, because then it's kinda awesome.

She's all over him like a rash.  In the episode I watched this evening Lion-O  picks her up at the end with his big, muscular arms, and she went all girlified on him.

I'm not entirely sure why he picked her truth be told, it's not as if she's Snarf or one of the Wilys?
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Post by: dweez on September 29, 2011, 03:54:01 PM
They were in suspended animation but his pod was defective so, while he was still asleep the whole time, his body grew.  So yes, at the beginning, he was a 12-year-old in a man's (or whatever) body.
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Post by: smokester on September 29, 2011, 04:02:06 PM
They were in suspended animation but his pod was defective so, while he was still asleep the whole time, his body grew.  So yes, at the beginning, he was a 12-year-old in a man's (or whatever) body.

I don't think it was defective, it's was just that such and extensive journey would cause them to age to some degree regardless of their pods, and that's why Jagara didn't bother as he'd probably have expired before they reached 3rd Earth.
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Post by: dweez on September 29, 2011, 04:47:48 PM
Nope, his got damaged.  Remember the other kids?  They didn't age any.

(http://cdn.whatculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/thundercats1.jpg)
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Post by: smokester on September 30, 2011, 02:08:14 PM
Nope, his got damaged.  Remember the other kids?  They didn't age any.


That's not what happens as far as Jaga is concerned as he tells them before the journey that "some" aging will occur and is why he sort of commits suicide.  If no aging was to occur, he would have simply got into a capsule too and arrived in the same condition.  But he says to them all that he'd be dead from the aging that happens in the capsule so he is better off just hanging on as long as he can maintaining the ship. He then near the end of his life, spirits himself into the sword.
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Post by: dweez on September 30, 2011, 05:53:14 PM
Maybe, but Lion-o's pod was damage or malfunctioned thus his aging was more drastic.
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Post by: smokester on October 01, 2011, 06:58:22 AM
Maybe, but Lion-o's pod was damage or malfunctioned thus his aging was more drastic.

Yes I watched that back and that is suggested by the narrator.  It doesn't really make any sense though as why wouldn't Jaga just get into a pod rather than say that the aging would see him expire anyhow?  I think it was a square peg in a round hole way of getting Lion-O to be a man rather than the 13 year old boy/cat that he is.  To be frank, as he hasn't developed mentally he should really still be picking his nose and playing with his willy, or at least peeping in on Cheetara taking a shower.
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Post by: dweez on October 01, 2011, 11:17:33 AM
It makes less sense to me that the other kids didn't grow any.  Hehe, I can't believe we've had this discussion this long over a 1985 cartoon.  :D

Can you imagine the stink of his pod when it was opened?  The age he was and a developing body...that's prime for nocturnal emissions.
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Post by: chekovsulu on October 02, 2011, 01:17:32 PM
That's never occurred to me before... Elizabeth Weir (http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Before_I_Sleep) and Merlin (http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/The_Quest,_Part_2) were in stasis pods for ages, the Stargate teams are obviously very well trained :D

Oh, actually it's possible the Ancients developed their stasis chambers with febreze emitters or something. :-\  Cheaters.
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Post by: Skadi on October 02, 2011, 02:06:11 PM
It makes less sense to me that the other kids didn't grow any.  Hehe, I can't believe we've had this discussion this long over a 1985 cartoon.  :D

Can you imagine the stink of his pod when it was opened?  The age he was and a developing body...that's prime for nocturnal emissions.

Yesterday I almost made a screen shot of your conversation and posted it on things that made me laugh today :D
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on October 03, 2011, 11:42:04 PM
Rugby World Cup
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Post by: smokester on October 04, 2011, 05:56:57 AM
Nope, his got damaged.  Remember the other kids?  They didn't age any.

Sorry to disappoint Dweezlybub, but I just had 20 minutes so watched the pilot again beyond the battle that damages the ship.  Sure enough there is no damage to Lion-O's capsule and and when Snarf opens it on 3rd earth and Lion-O is wondering how everything got so small, while looking at his own reflection in a pool he remembers Jaga saying "even though the capsule will slow down the aging tremendously, some aging will occur". He nor anyone else questions it and in the second part of the pilot Tygra mentions that Lord Lion-O spent 10 galacto years in the pod where he grew physically not mentally. 

Considering the cartoon foreran the comic books, this is the intended and original storyline.  I have no idea why it's hinted at in wikipedia that his capsule was damaged nor why there are a lot of people that believe it if you google the explanation?.

The complete series is available through usual channels so you can grab the pilot yourself and check.
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Post by: dweez on October 04, 2011, 09:09:05 PM
I didn't read it in wiki or anything, that's just how I always remembered it.  Huh, go figure.
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Post by: smokester on October 05, 2011, 01:17:34 AM
I didn't read it in wiki or anything, that's just how I always remembered it.  Huh, go figure.

I wasn't suggesting you did, but when this convo first started I googled it and found other conversations where people said the same as you and even derided others for not knowing the capsule was damaged.

I think because there is a battle with the mutants in the beginning of the episode and the ship is badly damaged (that Panthro soon after patches up), and the fact that the ship crash lands on 3rd earth and is smashed to smithereens, you assume that things must have not been working right and is why Lion-O grew.

Also at the beginning Jaga says that the "Nobles" have assembled (ie: the other Thundercats), so I can only guess that they are already fully grown and is why they didn't age discernibly.
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Post by: smokester on October 06, 2011, 06:24:45 AM
Can I be the first to say that I don't care if Lion-O's capsule was damaged or not?

You can of course. As for "may".. I'll check the rules.




















Yep, apparently you may.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on October 07, 2011, 09:12:17 AM
Sandhurst - BBC4
Young Soldiers - BBC3.
Rugby world cup ( until England win or are kicked out )
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Post by: smokester on October 07, 2011, 01:33:08 PM

Rugby world cup ( until England win or are kicked out )

I don't watch football competitions after the obligatory England dismissal as it the competition that's important.  But with rugby, I just love watching the scrums, rucks, and mauls so I'd watch it no matter who was playing.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on October 08, 2011, 02:11:27 AM
well thats the end of watching rugby for me  :o
we were so poor . need a clean sweep out of players .
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Post by: smokester on October 17, 2011, 01:27:25 PM
I'm really liking the new "American Horror Story" show, so far at least.
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Post by: mishca09 on October 18, 2011, 10:01:58 PM
Ridiculousness with Rob Dyrdek
Revenge
Psych
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Post by: dweez on October 18, 2011, 10:06:37 PM
I love anything having to do with skateboarding but I've yet to see any of Dydrek's shows.  I do love me some Psych though.
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Post by: mishca09 on October 18, 2011, 10:14:42 PM
Ridiculousness has nothing to do with skateboarding. Its show about people doing stupid stuff that they have videotaped and then posted online. and Rob Dydrek and his co stars make funny comments. Well now that I think about his other two shows had didn't really have much to do with skateboarding either.
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Post by: dweez on October 18, 2011, 10:19:18 PM
Yeah, but skateboarding as a genre is all about the ridiculous.  Based on your comments, I think I need to check this show out.
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Post by: chekovsulu on November 17, 2011, 09:10:46 AM
I watched the first episode of Rab C Nesbitt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab_C._Nesbitt) on the BBC iPlayer last night, just before they took it off.  I wasn't expecting it to be as funny as I'd remembered it.

I thought it was funny.
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Post by: smokester on November 18, 2011, 08:58:17 AM
I can't help liking "I'm a celebrity get me out of here" even though I can't stand reality shows. Maybe it's because of the Ant and Dec continuity.
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Post by: mishca09 on November 20, 2011, 05:30:22 PM
that show is fun to watch
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Post by: smokester on December 06, 2011, 06:25:23 AM
Kung Fu Panda - Legends of Awesomeness.
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Post by: mishca09 on December 06, 2011, 10:47:41 PM
Covert affairs

Jail series on msnbc
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Post by: xtopave on December 07, 2011, 06:14:51 AM
I was changing channels and I stopped in Covert Affairs bc the episode was set and filmed in my country. It was entertaining.
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Post by: smokester on December 07, 2011, 10:28:09 AM
^ is that a show about infidelity?
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Post by: mishca09 on December 07, 2011, 01:31:58 PM
No. Its about CIA agent
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Post by: smokester on December 07, 2011, 02:51:31 PM
No. Its about CIA agent

So no smut at all then?  Damn those shows with misleading titles!
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Post by: dweez on December 08, 2011, 06:54:33 AM
Still loving The Mentalist.

I agree!
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Post by: townie2 on December 08, 2011, 06:05:44 PM
big fan of Supernatural myself.
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Post by: smokester on December 09, 2011, 11:25:24 AM
big fan of Supernatural myself.

I've religiously (no pun intended) followed every episode of Supernat', even if some of the story lines have been very hard work.

Are we on the last season I wonder?
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Post by: feelingindifferent on December 14, 2011, 01:16:01 AM
Homeland
omg the twists and turns
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Post by: dweez on January 03, 2012, 10:33:00 PM
Woot, Sherlock is back.  Just watched the new ep tonight.  I like the way it's put together and Benedict Cumberbatch (great name) makes a great Sherlock.
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Post by: smokester on January 04, 2012, 04:59:25 AM
I'm quite enjoying Grimm at the moment as it is a straight combo of Supernatural and Fringe (2 shows that I already like and watch religiously).

My one reservation is that there is something very 'Bakula-esc' about David Giuntoli which is a little soppy.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 04, 2012, 07:37:38 AM
earth watch was good
The Hotel was great  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: mishca09 on January 05, 2012, 09:52:34 PM
what network is sherlock on?
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 05, 2012, 10:13:20 PM
BBC1 on Sunday nights. Its so unAmerican. 3 episodes per season? I love it but thats painful
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Post by: dweez on January 05, 2012, 10:47:04 PM
BBC1 on Sunday nights. Its so unAmerican. 3 episodes per season? I love it but thats painful

I SOOOO agree.  I love the show but man they torture me making me wait for new eps.  I've felt the same way about several BBC shows.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 07, 2012, 03:10:42 AM
Endeavour was a good watch.(early days of Morse) only a 2 hr show though.
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Post by: smokester on January 08, 2012, 04:32:20 PM
The BDO World darts.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 17, 2012, 07:26:01 AM
Stargazing - on the BBC and  excellent hosts  :D :D
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Post by: mishca09 on January 17, 2012, 11:19:09 PM
taboo
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Post by: chekovsulu on January 20, 2012, 01:38:09 PM
I found Threshold a while ago, so I decided to watch it.  It was OK, I'd have liked more spaceships and laser guns though.  I don't think it was bad enough for them to cancel after its first season, but what do I know

There was another one I came across some weeks ago, it was called ReGenesis.  It was about a doctor who went around trying to fix diseases and bioweapons.  The doctor was a cross between Jonathan Creek and sexy genetics graduate.  It was interesting enough to hold my interest for a few episodes, but I've always found biology kind of boring (worst A-Level ever!).  And there were no aliens.  I watched it up to episode 7.

It did feel like they were trying to be scientifically accurate, which was nice.  In that first episode, though, when he magicked the solution, that annoyed me a bit.  They just kind of skimmed over it.  Oh, and I hate babies now.

Benedict Cumberbatch
I saw him in Soho driving a fancy Jaguar very fast.  It was a really nice car.  I want one too :-[
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 21, 2012, 12:16:00 AM
i watched my first ever episode of Sherlock (bbc)
trouble was it was the last in the series.
big debate on how did he fall and survive ???

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Post by: dweez on January 21, 2012, 01:38:57 AM
Gah, you lost the last ep first?!?!  And is it confirmed there aren't going to be anymore?  If so, that sucks balls.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 21, 2012, 01:00:21 PM
really i heard they were discussing a third series
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Post by: dweez on January 21, 2012, 02:30:05 PM
Oooohhhh, I took your post to mean you heard they had ended it (the phrase "last in the series" instead of "season" confuzzled me).  Phew!  I just wish there were more than 3 episodes per season but I'd rather keep it at 3 if it means increasing the number of eps lowers the quality.  It's seriously my new favorite TV show.
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Post by: dweez on January 22, 2012, 10:19:20 PM
Ahh, ok.  Seems the US has a Sherlock in the works too...probably eff it up.
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Post by: smokester on January 23, 2012, 02:38:07 AM
There will be a third series. The talk about it being the last series was to try and preserve the mystique of the story.

Keeping it in tune with the subject matter eh?..

Ahh, ok.  Seems the US has a Sherlock in the works too...probably eff it up.

I am still trying to get my head around the U.S producing their own "Shameless".  That is one show I thought was quintessentially English.
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Post by: xtopave on January 23, 2012, 07:49:54 AM
I am still trying to get my head around the U.S producing their own "Shameless".  That is one show I thought was quintessentially English.

That won't stop them from doing those "remakes" and being very successful at that. Look what happen with Ugly Betty. Although now that I think about it the original Colombian wasn't good and they still sold it to all America with amazing success.

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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 28, 2012, 03:32:40 AM
at the moment nothing catches my eye  :o
although the 6 Nations kicks off soon .
come on England
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Post by: smokester on January 28, 2012, 08:30:05 AM
^ looking forward to that.

I'm really enjoying the current storyline in Fringe.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on February 08, 2012, 12:31:12 AM
 Nations Rugby.
Where men are men and audiences cringe with the standard of play. ;D ;D
England were young and lucky  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: mishca09 on February 09, 2012, 06:16:42 PM
Lost Girl
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Post by: smokester on February 10, 2012, 02:33:02 AM
I have tears in  my stomach muscles from watching Fonejacker - that show should carry a health warning for sure.
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Post by: Discover99 on February 23, 2012, 04:03:04 PM
While waiting Dexter and Walking Dead,Top Gear Season 17 looks good.
have you tried out Homeland?
someone recommended it to me and i loved it!
the killing wasn't to bad, but Homeland is def liked - from the camera, to the actors, to the writing considering the subject. (also have to admit that i have a soft spot for damian lewis)

and not usually liking documentaries, i started watching some episodes of 'Who do you think you are' for some unknown reason and found it informative and touching, can recommend it. watched mostly the US version. I've only seen 2 episodes of the british version it might be slightly better, at least it's 10 min longer than its US counterpart
(susan sarandon, lisa kudrow, brooke shields and rowling where among my favorites)
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 04, 2012, 01:44:30 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1830617/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1830617/)
any body watched.I'm about to record and unsure if it's worth it.

although i wouldnt say a favourite
I have viewed the itv  program Take me Out.
A few laughs indeed.

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Post by: chekovsulu on March 04, 2012, 01:49:05 PM
I've not seen Grimm.  I've not watched anything recently :'(
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Post by: smokester on March 04, 2012, 01:59:39 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1830617/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1830617/)
any body watched.I'm about to record and unsure if it's worth it.

although i wouldnt say a favourite

Yep

I'm quite enjoying Grimm at the moment as it is a straight combo of Supernatural and Fringe (2 shows that I already like and watch religiously).

My one reservation is that there is something very 'Bakula-esc' about David Giuntoli which is a little soppy.

I'm loving Fringe right now and I'm really excited that they aren't going to show any episodes for 4 weeks, and then have a Fringe-fest night where they show the last remaining 8 shows of the series in one night (or it might be 2).
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Post by: townie2 on March 20, 2012, 04:59:13 PM
Thanks for the tip, Grimm sounds good. watching Supernatural (finally showing new episodes again), Storage Wars (waiting for new ones), and Dragons Den. used to watch fringe, but lost track, may have to "pick" it up to get caught up  :)
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Post by: redlandslide on March 21, 2012, 04:27:38 PM
Celebrity Juice
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Post by: smokester on March 21, 2012, 04:47:10 PM
Celebrity Juice

Hear, hear.
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Post by: dweez on March 21, 2012, 10:20:06 PM
I'm enjoying The Finder.
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Post by: mishca09 on April 04, 2012, 06:22:02 PM
Shameless just ended :(. Game of thrones just started :D. So exciting . I'm still lovin justified I just love a fake southern accent.  New episode of my gypsy wedding this week. I'm still addicted to my reality tv, just a little less so.
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Post by: mishca09 on April 04, 2012, 06:22:59 PM
Oh house of lies was good, although I wasn't crazy about Kristen bells character
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Post by: smokester on April 05, 2012, 06:39:02 AM
I managed after 3 attempts to get through and understand the first episode of "Once upon a time".  I liked it so much I watched the next 2 episodes immediately afterwards.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 06, 2012, 07:31:35 AM
awaiting episode 3 of game of thrones with anticipation  :D
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Post by: chekovsulu on April 07, 2012, 09:08:25 AM
This is about the recent South Park episode:
Spoiler (hover to show)
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Post by: Nobby on April 11, 2012, 08:06:17 PM
I'm really liking the new "American Horror Story" show, so far at least.

Just watched the Pilot  8)
I think I'll try a few more episodes  ;)
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Post by: dweez on April 11, 2012, 08:15:57 PM
Never been a horror buff.  Watching Exorcist when I was 5 (not to mention Amityville, etc) kind of ruined me for that genre of film.
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Post by: xtopave on April 11, 2012, 08:36:59 PM
Watching Exorcist when I was 5 (not to mention Amityville, etc) kind of ruined me for that genre of film.

Alien scared the crap out of me so much more.  ;D
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Post by: dweez on April 11, 2012, 10:59:13 PM
I didn't really watch Alien until much later in my life.
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Post by: smokester on April 12, 2012, 02:57:38 AM
Just watched the Pilot  8)
I think I'll try a few more episodes  ;)

It's really heavy Nobby, but really good too.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 13, 2012, 10:15:32 AM
Never been a horror buff.  Watching Exorcist when I was 5 (not to mention Amityville, etc) kind of ruined me for that genre of film.
twas 12 when i first watched  :o scared me for years
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Post by: Nobby on April 13, 2012, 12:25:58 PM
It's really heavy Nobby, but really good too.

Watched up to episode 5 (Halloween: Part 2)
WOW !!!
How can they carry on ?!?!
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Post by: Nobby on April 14, 2012, 09:12:27 PM
Just watched 'Game of Thrones' Episode 1
Looks interesting --- But may become Soapy ?!?!
Mountain Lion ? Dire-Wolf ? Dragons Eggs ? ETC...
Obviously a Fantasy Kingdom  :D
+ a Keira Knightley look-alike ?  ;D
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 15, 2012, 12:26:35 AM
I don't watch a lot of TV but this series i have adored
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dl8gl (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dl8gl)
Plus it covers my favourite subject Bread   ;D ;D

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Post by: xtopave on April 15, 2012, 07:35:20 AM
Those gastronomic road trips are FANTASTIC! When they came up they were pretty much the only thing I used to watch on TV.

Now I watch Phineas and Ferb.  ;D  Dr. Doofenshmirtz FTW!!!
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Post by: smokester on April 15, 2012, 11:16:17 AM
I don't watch a lot of TV but this series i have adored
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dl8gl (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dl8gl)
Plus it covers my favourite subject Bread   ;D ;D

I really like The Hairy Bikers but the way they cook sometimes, makes me shudder.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 15, 2012, 11:22:36 AM
the way they are makes me shudder at times  ;D ;D
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Post by: smokester on April 15, 2012, 11:30:05 AM
the way they are makes me shudder at times  ;D ;D

I don't consider either of them much cop at cooking, but they do entertain that's for sure.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 15, 2012, 11:31:44 AM
they entertain me and that’s enough. ;)
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Post by: Nobby on April 16, 2012, 08:52:06 PM
Watched another 3 episodes [6 - 8] of
American Horror Story

Is the Daughter Mad ?!?!
I am starting to go off it...
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Post by: smokester on April 17, 2012, 03:30:05 AM
Watched another 3 episodes [6 - 8] of
American Horror Story

Is the Daughter Mad ?!?!

Episodes 9 and 10 are going to make you realise what's going on there, and it does make good sense.  I actually think it gets better although more horrific while at it.
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Post by: Nobby on April 18, 2012, 08:19:05 PM
Episodes 9 and 10 are going to make you realise what's going on there, and it does make good sense.  I actually think it gets better although more horrific while at it.

Well the girl was Sort-of explained
Then the Dad flipped and then
Unflipped for no reason...
Some stuff just did not wash.
Was OK ---
But don't think I'll watch Season 2
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Post by: smokester on April 19, 2012, 03:18:13 AM
Well the girl was Sort-of explained
Then the Dad flipped and then
Unflipped for no reason...
Some stuff just did not wash.
Was OK ---
But don't think I'll watch Season 2

Out of all the things I watch it is the hardest one to get myself motivated for, but when watching it I can feel myself wide eyed and dropped jaw.
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Post by: mishca09 on May 23, 2012, 03:13:01 PM
Grimm I found it free ondemand and it has a little bit of everything violence romance mystery
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Post by: dweez on May 23, 2012, 09:01:07 PM
Caught a bit of "Suits" a while back so I got me some copies and have been watching it.  Through 2 episodes so far and I'm really liking it.
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Post by: smokester on May 24, 2012, 03:50:19 AM
Green Lantern: The Animated Series is great fun.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on May 24, 2012, 08:20:31 AM
still hooked on game of thrones.
nothing else catches my fancy
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Post by: Nobby on May 24, 2012, 03:12:15 PM
Watched the pilot for "Lost Girl"
will watch the rest of Season 1
when I have time...
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Post by: townie2 on May 24, 2012, 04:12:34 PM
on the negative, i think last Friday was the season finale of Supernatural.
on the plus side, new season of Storage Wars starts in a few weeks, and i just "got" first 3 seasons of Warehouse 13 (i hear its good).
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Post by: dweez on May 24, 2012, 08:35:01 PM
I love Warehouse 13, as well as really enjoy Eureka (but again, I love W13).  I feel like both shows got shafted by their production houses (or SyFy itself).
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on May 25, 2012, 01:53:13 PM
At the moment i  am watching the making of
" Wish you were here" on bbc4

always remember my late Uncle who introduced me to music when i was young listening to Pink Floyd
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Post by: townie2 on May 25, 2012, 05:52:29 PM
I love Warehouse 13, as well as really enjoy Eureka (but again, I love W13).  I feel like both shows got shafted by their production houses (or SyFy itself).
are they cancelled?
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Post by: dweez on May 27, 2012, 10:23:01 PM
I believe W13 is canceled.  I know this is Eureka's last season.
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Post by: townie2 on May 28, 2012, 05:39:24 AM
the Hatfield and McCoy mini series about the feud, starring Kevin Costner starts tonight on A&E (3 parts).

 * sorry. its on the History channel, not A&E.
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Post by: mishca09 on July 07, 2012, 01:18:44 PM
Caught a bit of "Suits" a while back so I got me some copies and have been watching it.  Through 2 episodes so far and I'm really liking it.

i love that show , the new season just started

I'm still lovin Lost Girl and I'm hooked on these awful property shows.
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Post by: smokester on July 07, 2012, 01:35:29 PM
I was a huge fan of the Avatar series a while back even with the huge wait for the end of the last season, but the latest creation "The legend of Korra", was the absolute nuts.
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Post by: xtopave on July 07, 2012, 02:22:16 PM
Has anybody seen Anger Management (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1986770/)? I've watched the 1st 2 episodes. Meh, s'ok. It's for Charlie Sheen's die-hard fans.
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Post by: mishca09 on July 07, 2012, 05:24:32 PM
I saw about two minutes of it but I didnt like two and half men that much either, soo
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Post by: chekovsulu on July 10, 2012, 08:31:55 AM
I watch How I Met Your Mother today for the first time in... the last one I saw was when Lily and Marshall they got married.

It was funny, but a bit sad too.
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Post by: smokester on July 10, 2012, 02:02:54 PM
I'm really loving Tron Uprising. It's really stylish and a weensy bit grown up.
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Post by: townie2 on July 10, 2012, 06:03:29 PM
caught an episode of Alphas the other night, pretty good.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1183865/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1183865/)
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Post by: ohcheap1 on August 14, 2012, 01:42:56 PM
I was surfing around Netflix and I remembered a tv show. Fear Itself. I remember the show but never figured out why it got canceled. Re-watching them now.
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Post by: Nobby on August 14, 2012, 02:11:49 PM
"Fear Itself" (2008)
They have been showing them on Channel 5

Seen :
Spooked, Family Man, New Year's Day, Community, Something with Bite + Chance

Have been trying to see the rest - without much luck :(
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Post by: ohcheap1 on August 14, 2012, 02:27:40 PM
All on Netflix.
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Post by: Nobby on August 14, 2012, 02:49:07 PM
Do not have ---
Prob... will not get
(limited selection)
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Post by: xtopave on August 14, 2012, 04:20:07 PM
Fear Itself

I've only watched 2 episodes and I really liked it.

Do not have ---
Prob... will not get
(limited selection)

Netflix in Latin America isn't good either.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on August 14, 2012, 09:00:31 PM
Netflix in Latin America isn't good either.
Interesting. I have gone back and forth with it. With my daughter off to college Im going to keep it for a few months so she can watch stuff at school.

They have full season and series of LOTS of tv shows. That really been the only thing Ive used it for.
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Post by: dweez on August 14, 2012, 09:37:25 PM
I've heard a lot of good things about Netflix (at least here in the U.S.) but as I have Usenet, I don't really see the need.

Oh, btw, still grooving on the USA network stuff (Suits, Franklin and Bash, White Collar, Burn Notice, etc.).  Just finally caught up and watched the second season of Luther (final season?!?!) and really enjoyed it.  I really enjoy Idris Elba as an actor.  Great roles, John Luther, Heimdall, Roque, and now I finally have a reason to watch Prometheus (no flaming please, I was never really a huge Alien(s) fan anyway).

Oh yes, and my worst kept secret, Bunheads is my current "secret" vice.
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Post by: xtopave on August 15, 2012, 04:40:10 AM
They have full season and series of LOTS of tv shows. That really been the only thing Ive used it for.

Netflix here doesn't have many shows to choose from, not full seasons and in poor quality. If at least they had good movies, but no they don't. AND it's expensive for me bc it's in U$S.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on August 15, 2012, 04:43:52 AM
We are watching Breaking Bad (Season 3 is in the mail) and, for the fourth time, The Thick of It.  It amazes me how funny the latter is still, after so many repeated viewings.  We are waiting for the next season to air.  Great show.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on August 15, 2012, 04:57:18 AM
friend gave me a ip addresse for the USA netflixsite for use in the uk
apparently you get everything for free
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Post by: smokester on August 15, 2012, 05:16:50 AM
Netflix here wants £5.99 a month which is more than I pay for my Sky packages.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on August 15, 2012, 05:42:37 AM
We pay $8 a month to Netflix for one video at a time, it breaks down to 5-6 videos a month.  I'm not sure if it's economical, but it's easier than burning everything, especially tv shows that we don't want to have on dvd.  There's no real need to pay for streaming given all the online resources for that.
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Post by: yolanda71 on August 22, 2012, 07:30:02 AM
I've been glued to the telly every time Bondi Beach or Surf Rescue was on. I'm not a big fan of reality tv, but for some reason I love to watch life guards in action.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on August 26, 2012, 06:21:36 PM
I decided to rewatched Spaced again. I truly think this is the best show the UK ever produced. Jess and Simon are a duo made in heaven. Wait.... couple..... next post.

Breaking Bad is in the toilet for me personally. Havent enjoyed it for awhile.

Luther is a God among men. I could watch it with the volume off for that sake. Hes hit it big, I dont know if there will be another season.

Bunheads-Im also scared to admit, Ive watched a few eps. The lead character is really good but show itself doesnt do much for me.

Suits, Franklin and Bash - Never miss an eps.

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Post by: mishca09 on August 26, 2012, 10:09:23 PM
I love suits. Mike messed up big time last week. I tried franklin and bash but I don't think its for me .

Grimm is back and its still awesome and I still like face off ! on syfy .
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Post by: smokester on August 27, 2012, 10:47:48 AM
%The kids are into Huntik at the moment which isn't too bad, but I think it loses something in translation.
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Post by: aelthric on August 28, 2012, 05:04:51 PM
I have to say for sheer grittiness at the moment it has to be "Game of Thrones",

For light hearted escapism Warehouse 13 (Since Eureka has finished)

For interesting action I like Alpha's and also Grimm for another bit of escapism...

And for out and out humour I love Futurama ;D
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on August 29, 2012, 10:08:19 AM
We're slogging through Breaking Bad, season 3.  The weakest so far.  Fortunately, I hear it gets better again in season 4.

Don't know Grim. 
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Post by: dweez on August 29, 2012, 12:16:01 PM
I've heard a lot of good things about Grimm and I might check it out next "lull" in my shows (which might be a while since they're starting up again).

I watched through Terra Nova the last week or so and really enjoyed it.  It's good to see Stephan Lang in a "pseudo-good guy" role.
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Post by: yolanda71 on August 29, 2012, 01:36:17 PM
TV isn't half bad at the moment. I like The Great British Bake Off and Accused  and I'll be watching every episode of Strictly when it's back on, even though it's a bit like eating a whole bag of crisps in one go. You know it's not good for you, but you can't help yourself.
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Post by: chekovsulu on August 29, 2012, 03:36:33 PM
Star Trek:  The Next Generation.
Only watched the half of the first season so far.  The first episode was AWESOME!  But the rest weren't as much.  I was going to skip watching the ones I recall as being bad (it seems they exist :o), but then I ran out of episodes.

At first I wasn't comfortable with seeing Tasha Yar all healthy and alive, but you get used to it.  I may skip the latter half of the season because I don't like remembering what the tar monster does to Tasha Yar, the scallywag.  Riker's a lot more cool than I remember, I might grow a beard.  Maybe I'll also start liking Kirk as well.
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Post by: smokester on August 30, 2012, 07:44:13 AM
I've heard a lot of good things about Grimm and I might check it out next "lull" in my shows (which might be a while since they're starting up again).

As I mentioned way back, David Giuntoli is a bit too Bakula-esc for my liking, certainly in the first half of the series.  However, he gets some Ninja moves later on and I believe that's when it gets better.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on August 30, 2012, 09:11:02 AM
atm i am watching blind judo
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Post by: mishca09 on August 30, 2012, 12:08:01 PM
Have anyone watch elementary yet with lucy liu ?
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Post by: xtopave on August 30, 2012, 12:22:27 PM
Have anyone watch elementary yet with lucy liu ?

IMDb says the pilot's going be aired sep. 27/2012
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Post by: mishca09 on August 30, 2012, 12:38:48 PM
Ooh. I just assumed it had aired already.
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Post by: xtopave on August 30, 2012, 12:52:49 PM
Looks like something I'd watch.
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Post by: CMF on August 30, 2012, 04:16:53 PM
Right now only Breaking Bad.
But I have been a big fan of Game of Thrones (read the books and I liked the first season more than the second).
Also, I recently discovered Peep Show. I had to stop watching it somewhere in the fifth season, because I was not getting any work done.

Also, Sunny in Philly is coming back in October. I am really hyped for it.
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Post by: SACPOP on September 01, 2012, 11:30:05 AM
I'm just starting to catch up with Breaking Bad. I basically just forgot about the show after Season 3, but now I want to get back into it.
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Post by: mishca09 on September 03, 2012, 07:26:01 PM
does anyone think they are going to get rid of Grimm's
Spoiler (hover to show)
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on September 03, 2012, 11:06:47 PM
Homeland 2 comes out in october in the uk.
trouble is i didnt watch homeland 1 and i dont think there going to show it again before number 2  :-[
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Post by: chekovsulu on September 09, 2012, 07:50:42 AM
Oh my gods!
http://www.fanfiction.net/Doctor_Who_and_Farscape_Crossovers/21/104/

I'll be in my bunk.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on September 09, 2012, 08:28:31 AM
nothing is fav at the moment , but i do hate
X Factor
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Post by: townie2 on September 09, 2012, 05:15:02 PM
waiting for Supernatural to start their new season next month  :-\
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Post by: mishca09 on September 09, 2012, 05:47:59 PM
I didnt know that show was still on.
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Post by: smokester on September 10, 2012, 09:35:15 AM
Oh my gods!
http://www.fanfiction.net/Doctor_Who_and_Farscape_Crossovers/21/104/

I'll be in my bunk.

Wot, no Claudia Black?

Claudia was Morrigan in Dragon Age Origins and I saw her nude.
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Post by: chekovsulu on September 14, 2012, 04:34:28 PM
:o I want to do that!


I kind of miss playing video games.
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Post by: Beatrix on September 14, 2012, 06:27:00 PM
don't
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Post by: mishca09 on September 14, 2012, 06:33:17 PM
ha. I actually googled dont that it was a new show ::)
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Post by: Nobby on September 29, 2012, 02:30:29 PM
Re: "Elementary" (2012)
IMDb says the pilot's going be aired sep. 27/2012


Just watched it.

It was Cool.

I think he was workin' the head on her  ;)
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on October 07, 2012, 12:46:01 AM
homeland
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Post by: Beatrix on October 07, 2012, 02:11:31 PM
ha. I actually googled dont that it was a new show ::)
;D That is funny. 

I am going to check out the walking dead coming up soon, I am very excited about that. 
I would like to see Henry Rollins do some more National Geographic specials.
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Post by: mishca09 on October 07, 2012, 02:13:43 PM
my friend likes that show but she likes zombies.
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Post by: Beatrix on October 07, 2012, 02:23:46 PM
I'm a fan of them.  But don't turn zombies into gun toting half ass infected.. ;)

Anyway, I also like Breaking Bad, and my science teacher has been talking about quite a few shows, I really look up to her, so pretty soon I will ask her all the shows she mentioned and then try getting my hands on them.
I'll let you know what they are, I at least remember her saying The Big Bang Theory.
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Post by: dweez on October 08, 2012, 08:48:48 AM
This show ^ is funny.

I concur.  I've also started watching Copper.  I have about 7 episodes <fingerquotes> TiVO's</fingerquotes> and have watched 2.  So far, I'm liking it.
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Post by: chekovsulu on October 08, 2012, 03:16:56 PM
I was brave, I watched that one with the tar monster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_of_Evil).

It wasn't so bad. 

:'(
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Post by: SACPOP on October 08, 2012, 06:25:58 PM
Big Bang Theory is OK, but the laughtrack is so loud and overused I find it distracting. I think if they toned down the artificial laughter I could get into it a little more.

I'm re-watching Boardwalk Empire S1 & 2 just to catch up so I can start watching season 3 all the way through when it's broadcast run ends in November.
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Post by: smokester on October 11, 2012, 03:19:36 PM
Big Bang Theory is OK, but the laughtrack is so loud and overused I find it distracting. I think if they toned down the artificial laughter I could get into it a little more.

I completely agree with that although the canned laughter actually makes me turn over.  It's a shame as I think the show is genuinely funny and stands up on its own, and really doesn't need to keep reminding people when to laugh.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on October 12, 2012, 12:16:01 PM
We're caught up on Breaking Bad (quite good), looking forward to Justified again, and are waiting for new installments of the Thick of It, the return of Peep Show, lamenting the lack of good comedy in the U.S.  We watch Q.I. as it dribbles out, too.

I haven't seen a single show you mentioned, chris.  Glee seems like it would suck, especially as it's on Fox.  But that you'd watch it makes me wonder.
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Post by: smokester on October 12, 2012, 01:55:30 PM
I'm desperately trying to catch up with Once Upon a Time, as Season 2 has started.

Not so worried about Grimm, to be honest.

Mentalist Season 5 is now available (although it only starts in UK in November), so I am trying to decide when to watch that, too.

Avoiding Glee Season 4. Like the plague. Glee Project amateurs ruined Season 3.

While I enjoy all the shows you mentioned, due you actually watching anything made in Britain?
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Post by: smokester on October 12, 2012, 04:49:15 PM
I due so watching. Oftenly.

I have a daughter, and watch(ed) it with her. It is not my natural sort of show.

I watch drama - notably cops (Lewis, Gently, New Tricks, that chap that polices the second world war, etc.)

How the hell did I write "due"?  I really must be spent. 

Roll on the Carib-bee-anne.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on October 13, 2012, 09:52:39 AM
We watch most of those BBC ITV police dramas, too.  I am game for much more junk than my better half allows, but as we only really watch TV in the evening, unless I put on Jerry Springer or Judge Judy for background noise during the day, we limit our viewing of junk to Cops.  I don't know if they broadcast that in the UK, but it's also on Fox.

smokester, you just need a holiday.  Your orthography will recover.
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Post by: Nobby on October 13, 2012, 11:07:46 AM
"Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Watcha Gunna Do When They Come For You ?"
 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: smokester on October 13, 2012, 11:18:26 AM
I don't know if they broadcast that in the UK, but it's also on Fox.

Since the advent of Freeview here, we pretty much get every bit of crap made by every nation on earth.  As for something you might actually want to watch: the viewing ain't so good.

smokester, you just need a holiday.

You have no idea.

Being a tradesman, house-father, cook, webmaster and a host of other responsibilities is killing me.


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Post by: Nobby on October 13, 2012, 11:24:19 AM
Yup
Got to fill those 40ish channels
with something
 ::)
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Post by: xtopave on October 18, 2012, 06:30:38 AM
Being a tradesman, house-father, cook, webmaster and a host of other responsibilities is killing me.

Don't you forget fashion consultant.  ;)

I've watched the 1st episode of "Revolution" the other day. It really didn't fill my expectations UNTIL the very end. Then I thought I could give it another try. Has anybody seen further than that?
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Post by: townie2 on October 18, 2012, 11:25:40 AM
We watch most of those BBC ITV police dramas, too.  I am game for much more junk than my better half allows, but as we only really watch TV in the evening, unless I put on Jerry Springer or Judge Judy for background noise during the day, we limit our viewing of junk to Cops.  I don't know if they broadcast that in the UK, but it's also on Fox.

smokester, you just need a holiday.  Your orthography will recover.
but i like Cops  :'(
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Post by: dweez on October 18, 2012, 02:01:46 PM
Don't you forget fashion consultant.  ;)

I've watched the 1st episode of "Revolution" the other day. It really didn't fill my expectations UNTIL the very end. Then I thought I could give it another try. Has anybody seen further than that?

I've seen all the episodes so far.  My opinion is, it isn't too bad and right now there seems to be a drought in good shows releasing new episodes so I'll probably continue to watch it.  Hell, new shows are so scarce, I'm still actually watching "Arrow".
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Post by: dweez on November 02, 2012, 04:25:39 PM
Arrow is actually starting to grow on me a bit, even if they aren't doing as much parkour as the first couple episodes.  I don't like how for one episode they were kind of ...

Spoiler (hover to show)
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Post by: ohcheap1 on November 02, 2012, 07:50:04 PM
Cant even get through a whole eps but thats not really AB normal. Have I mentioned or does anyone not know how much I LOVE SOUTH PARK.  Im gonna edit a new clip that I hope I can keep posted that is SO hilarious. All worship Trey and Matt.
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Post by: chekovsulu on November 06, 2012, 08:21:46 AM
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is also funny.
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Post by: smokester on November 09, 2012, 02:30:00 PM
I still love Transformers Prime and I'm pleased that a 3rd season is confirmed for next spring.

Thank heavens for merchandise.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on December 20, 2012, 01:46:35 PM
I am watching
The Great British Bakeoff.

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Post by: mishca09 on December 20, 2012, 02:33:12 PM
I like cake shows.  its amazing what bakerys can make, I just wonder as beautiful as it looks, does it taste just as good?
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on December 20, 2012, 10:50:54 PM
suppose it depends on who made it.
I love bread, not so hot on cakes.

A victoria sponge is a victoria sponge no matter how you
make it look
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Post by: smokester on December 21, 2012, 02:46:17 AM
I'm loving Masterchef: The professionals but I have 21 episodes backed up on my Sky Box to watch and I cannot see when I'll really be able to catch up.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on December 21, 2012, 05:49:00 AM
 ::) agree thats great watching
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 06, 2013, 08:30:32 AM
Just finished the first Case Histories season.  Great show.  We are waiting for the next season to air.
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Post by: SACPOP on January 06, 2013, 05:54:02 PM
I have to laugh at myself when I watch cooking shows. They spend the whole show telling you the ingredients you'll need and explaining how to make the food, then when they finish everything always looks sooo good that it makes me hungry, so I go over and pop a Hot Pocket in the microwave and stand there eating my prefabricated microwave crap while watching the rest of the show. I'm pretty sure I'm missing the entire point of the program when I do that.  :o
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 06, 2013, 07:29:20 PM
Just finished the first Case Histories season.  Great show.  We are waiting for the next season to air.

Thanks for the tip. Just watched the first eps and it is pretty good. Will definitely keep going.
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Post by: dweez on January 06, 2013, 09:58:29 PM
Most of my shows are in hiatus right now, so I've started watching I show I swore to watch from the beginning long ago, Supernatural.  Of course, I knew I liked it already, I'm just watching it from the beginning now instead of catching the random TNT showing.
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Post by: SACPOP on January 06, 2013, 10:17:41 PM
http://www.fxnetworks.com/theamericans (http://www.fxnetworks.com/theamericans)

Looks interesting, hope it doesn't suck.


http://www.fxnetworks.com/legit (http://www.fxnetworks.com/legit)

Jim Jefferies is hilarious. Hope his show doesn't suck.


http://www.fxnetworks.com/archer (http://www.fxnetworks.com/archer)

This show is awesome and it definitely doesn't suck.
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Post by: xtopave on January 07, 2013, 05:08:32 AM
http://www.fxnetworks.com/theamericans (http://www.fxnetworks.com/theamericans)

Looks interesting, hope it doesn't suck.

Ditto.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 07, 2013, 12:47:13 PM
You know it aired already right? Not the best but for some reason "spy" dramas just dont grab me. I do love my lil welshman though.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 07, 2013, 02:14:08 PM
wife is hooked on Ripper Street
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2183641/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2183641/)
caught a few glimpses.
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Post by: xtopave on January 07, 2013, 04:21:01 PM
wife is hooked on Ripper Street
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2183641/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2183641/)
caught a few glimpses.

I've watched the 1st episode (2nd was aired last night I think?) and the best character is Captain Homer Jackson. There's something dark and hidden there. And Mr. Darcy is in the show!  ;)  That's a plus.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 08, 2013, 12:45:07 AM
I've watched the 1st episode (2nd was aired last night I think?) and the best character is Captain Homer Jackson. There's something dark and hidden there. And Mr. Darcy is in the show!  ;)  That's a plus.

Is he ? which Darcy are we talking about ?
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Post by: SACPOP on January 08, 2013, 01:02:59 AM
I think they are talking about this "Mr. Darcy" from Married with Children  :P

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g44/retawd/tedh.jpg)
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Post by: mishca09 on January 08, 2013, 02:20:22 AM
Married w ith childfen great show.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 08, 2013, 09:08:01 AM
Seen every episode and watch it at least once a week for laughs.
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Post by: xtopave on January 08, 2013, 04:16:06 PM
I think they are talking about this "Mr. Darcy" from Married with Children  :P

 :D

Is he ? which Darcy are we talking about ?

(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae166/xtopave/Matthew-Macfadyen-as-Darcy.jpg)
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 09, 2013, 12:31:32 AM
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr now i know where he was from.

Unfortunately i caught Celebrity big brother. ???
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Post by: smokester on January 09, 2013, 02:17:48 AM
The BDO World darts championship.
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Post by: chekovsulu on January 16, 2013, 01:21:25 PM
The Simpsons.
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Post by: SACPOP on January 16, 2013, 01:33:12 PM
I like Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 16, 2013, 03:36:00 PM
Really? I find that quite peculiar.
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Post by: SACPOP on January 16, 2013, 10:50:26 PM
I understand your confusion. How can the same guy who gave you a hard time for watching a dumb show like Workaholics now admit to enjoying Apt. 23? I can't really explain it, but I'm pretty sure any scientific study involving my tastes and attitudes would involve the words "SACPOP is a total @#$%ing hypocrite".
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Post by: dweez on January 16, 2013, 11:33:30 PM
Somethings can't be explained....I'm a fan of Bunheads still.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 17, 2013, 06:42:20 AM
That reminds me, last night was the Workaholic season premier. Thanks buddy!
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Post by: tarascon on January 17, 2013, 07:53:19 PM
Having systematically worked my way through most of the HBO and Showtime series (which I catch online), I'm now back to watching "regular" TV fare. Caught up on the 5th season of Fringe.
So my answer is Fringe.
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Post by: dweez on January 18, 2013, 12:42:21 AM
I'm caught up on Fringe and while I still enjoy it greatly, I preferred it before the changes of this season.  Right now I'm in the last episode of the first season of Supernatural.
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Post by: chekovsulu on January 19, 2013, 10:03:42 AM
I like watching Charmed.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 19, 2013, 09:30:51 PM
O  M  G  GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!
The latest Fringe. My heart is bursting! What an incredible show.
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Post by: tarascon on January 19, 2013, 09:54:34 PM
O  M  G  GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG... etc!!
The latest Fringe. My heart is bursting! What an incredible show.

I love Olivia. Or is it Bolivia. Or is it Ashcan... Astroid... Asthma...? Well, you know who I mean.



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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 20, 2013, 08:25:15 AM
Boardwalk Empire.  HBO series.  Pretty good so far.  Still in the first season.
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Post by: SACPOP on January 20, 2013, 12:07:06 PM
I like Boardwalk Empire a lot. I'm all caught up to the end of this season, and it stays pretty good.
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Post by: tarascon on January 20, 2013, 12:39:48 PM
Michael Shannon is one of the "newer" actors around. I tend to watch any films which feature him. I mentioned two of them here: http://www.diasfora.co.uk/index.php/topic,4691.0.html#new (http://www.diasfora.co.uk/index.php/topic,4691.0.html#new)
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Post by: smokester on January 24, 2013, 02:02:21 PM
OC might be interested to know that season/series 2 of Black Mirror is airing soon.  She alerted me to the first installment and I loved it.
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Post by: SACPOP on January 24, 2013, 02:11:08 PM
I miss Black Books
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Post by: tarascon on January 24, 2013, 03:24:06 PM
I miss Black Books

that was fun and wacky.
i miss misfits
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 28, 2013, 12:44:20 PM
Prisoner Number A26188: Henia Bryer
One woman's testimony of her survival through four concentration camps during WWII, to bearing witness to the birth of Israel and finally settling down to a new life in Africa.
available on the BBC I player if you can use it
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Post by: SACPOP on January 31, 2013, 01:03:29 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/apartment-23-canceled-dont-trust-the-b_n_2528858.html

BASTARDS!
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Post by: mishca09 on January 31, 2013, 02:30:51 AM
it had a good run. it lasted longer then I thought it would..


idiot aboard 3

makes me laugh.
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Post by: Beatrix on January 31, 2013, 06:24:35 PM
^haven't see that one yet, but I am all kinds of interesting in laughing as of late.

I liked Dark Matters on the Science channel.

Walking Dead is coming back soon, and I can't lie, it's my favorite. 

Also liked Surviving the Cut.
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Post by: mishca09 on January 31, 2013, 06:27:01 PM
what is dark matters about? I saw that it was on before an idiot abroad re run but I just dismissed it.
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Post by: smokester on February 01, 2013, 02:26:28 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/apartment-23-canceled-dont-trust-the-b_n_2528858.html

BASTARDS!

Isn't it usual just to show 'unaired' episodes of a show online nowadays?
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Post by: Beatrix on February 01, 2013, 02:35:28 AM
it advertises when you click, ye be warned.

http://science.discovery.com/tv-shows/dark-matters-twisted-but-true
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Post by: SACPOP on February 01, 2013, 03:53:53 AM
Isn't it usual just to show 'unaired' episodes of a show online nowadays?

I guess so. I'm sure they will end up online whether the network likes it or not. ;)

what is dark matters about? I saw that it was on before an idiot abroad re run but I just dismissed it.

Someone recommended it to me so I got the first season, but I didn't really ever get into it. The announcer annoyed me by trying (unsuccessfully) to do a Vincent Price-type narration and the reenactments were kind of silly so I stopped watching.

I've heard good things about World's Craziest Fools, but haven't watched it yet.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on February 01, 2013, 06:58:40 AM
ALL of you other sports, stand in awe of a real game played by MEN 
Spoiler (hover to show)

(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg70/goldshirt9/captainsSB_zps229e9f22.jpg)
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Post by: SACPOP on February 01, 2013, 09:25:29 AM
ALL of you other sports, stand in awe of a real game played by MEN

http://wesclark.com/rrr/hopoate.html (http://wesclark.com/rrr/hopoate.html)
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on February 01, 2013, 11:28:14 AM
http://wesclark.com/rrr/hopoate.html (http://wesclark.com/rrr/hopoate.html)
rugby league  ;)
still funny though  ;D
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Post by: smokester on February 01, 2013, 02:58:51 PM
ALL of you other sports, stand in awe of a real game played by MEN

Oh Yeah!
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Post by: ohcheap1 on February 10, 2013, 06:07:30 PM
Who's watching Dead Set? This puts Walking Dead TO SHAME!! Once I got over the nausea of it taking place on a soul ripping reality show I was hooked. Jackalope and I have been watching and say "thumbs up". Well...... he did. I didnt think I could get past the "Big Brother" scenario.
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Post by: smokester on February 11, 2013, 05:59:56 AM
Who's watching Dead Set? This puts Walking Dead TO SHAME!! Once I got over the nausea of it taking place on a soul ripping reality show I was hooked. Jackalope and I have been watching and say "thumbs up". Well...... he did. I didnt think I could get past the "Big Brother" scenario.

I thought you might like to know that over here the new installment of Black Mirror starts tonight.  So if you don't get it there yet, you may want to have a sniff around tomorrow as it should be available somewhere.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on February 12, 2013, 03:19:13 PM
WHOA!!!! Season premier of Black Mirror was FABULOUS!! Everyone MUST watch it.
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Post by: xtopave on February 12, 2013, 03:59:47 PM
Banshee is violent, over the top, even illogical and impossible at times.
Then why I keep coming back for more?
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Post by: ohcheap1 on February 13, 2013, 06:50:55 PM
What about Utopia! WTH!?!?!?!? Im hooked on its freakish violence and story telling!
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Post by: xtopave on February 13, 2013, 09:05:07 PM
What about Utopia! WTH!?!?!?!? Im hooked on its freakish violence and story telling!

I've watched the 1st episode the other day and O...M...G.... I'll be definitely watching it!!
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Post by: ohcheap1 on February 15, 2013, 09:41:26 PM
Yeh!!!! Jackalope and I just started from the begining again. I didnt pay close enough attention the first time round. This is gonna be a good one I think.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on February 19, 2013, 10:02:02 PM
Just watched the season ender of Utopia. OMG!!!!!!! If this show isnt continued I will march on Parliament. And the new season of Black Mirror is equally marvelous. Loving every minute of it. Why do we have poo shows like Walking Dead and you guys have this stuff? Not fair!
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Post by: tarascon on February 19, 2013, 11:03:52 PM
I've been hearing so much about Utopia lately that I need to check it out. I've never heard of it but it's a strange bit of meme synchronicity that recently the name's popped up so often. I just checked Sidereel to see if it's on there; there are 6 seasons and that site doesn't have the first season. Will watch out for it. Maybe my local rental place has it.
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Post by: xtopave on February 20, 2013, 07:05:14 AM
I think that you will find that Utopia has 6 episodes, not 6 seasons.

If we are talking about the same show.

Yup, it's this Utopia (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2384811/).

I've started the 3rd episode. Really good show.

And the new season of Black Mirror is equally marvelous. Loving every minute of it.

S2E1: Was fabulous until the "the mail" came. After that it was a bit over the top. IDK, maybe it was on purpose.

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Post by: tarascon on February 20, 2013, 07:30:25 AM
Yes, 6 episodes. Misreading or wishful thinking!
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on February 20, 2013, 02:07:49 PM
eagerly awaiting game of thrones
At the moment i have
One Born Every Minute on the tv, the wife is watching.
never seen so many Fan%%s ion the tv :-\ too much info for me
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Post by: SACPOP on February 22, 2013, 04:07:19 AM
I looked forward to The Americans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Americans_%282013_TV_series%29), but I have found I am unwilling to accept dirtycommiepinkospybastards as sympathetic characters.

The longer I watched the pilot, the more I found myself turning into Archie Bunker.
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Post by: smokester on February 22, 2013, 08:00:10 AM
....Archie Bunker.

Who is Alf Garnett in old money.
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Post by: xtopave on February 22, 2013, 08:13:52 AM
Just watched the season ender of Utopia. OMG!!!!!!! If this show isnt continued I will march on Parliament.

It'll be 2 of us at least!! The creaking of leather jackets will freak me out from now on.  :D
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Post by: ohcheap1 on February 28, 2013, 08:55:24 PM
OMg. Latest Workaholics is hilarious. Wait.... so was the last one...... and all of them before. Ha!!
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Post by: Autumn on February 28, 2013, 09:12:50 PM
Anyone watching the Americans on fx?
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Post by: mishca09 on March 01, 2013, 04:24:30 PM
I've watched half of episode of Americans
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Post by: ohcheap1 on March 06, 2013, 01:45:55 PM
i miss misfits

Im watching series 3 now and I can over look most of the obvious mistakes but why the hell dont they have the characters take off the freakin orange jumpsuits when they are committing crimes? I mean COME ON!! How much could that cost?!!

And please remind me if I ever move to England NOT to becoming a parole officer/social worker/whatever they call them. Shows on it 3rd..... 4th..... I dont remember.
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Post by: tarascon on March 16, 2013, 03:21:05 AM
Vikings.

Given that History Channel generally sucks and seems to endorse the idea that large men who drive in inclement conditions, that grubby men pursuing 'gators in swamps, or that male threesomes with an idiot as a mascot represent the best of human history (not to mention WWII tanks), I was impressed enough with their current attempt to get into serial drama that I recommend this show.*
* Of course HC must merely be the money behind the affiliation of studios which put this new series together.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91_5YxmJ9Ic
Pretty decent opening theme.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 16, 2013, 05:24:05 AM
wonder if that ever hits the UK
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Post by: mishca09 on March 16, 2013, 09:48:17 AM
Grimm is back !!!!!!! :D
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Post by: SACPOP on March 16, 2013, 11:00:35 AM
male threesomes with an idiot as a mascot

This one stumped me. Top Gear US?
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Post by: smokester on March 16, 2013, 12:16:48 PM
I used to like the 6 nations rugby...
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 16, 2013, 01:19:27 PM
I used to like the 6 nations rugby...
ditto
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Post by: tarascon on March 16, 2013, 10:53:18 PM
This one stumped me. Top Gear US?

Pawn Stars. lol


PS. Not my favorite TV show--just answering SACPOP's question. lol
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 17, 2013, 05:40:40 AM
have just found a an obscure Virgin channel
The Civil War (USA)
A truly sad series.
The amount of deaths and yet technical advances that were achieved during this sad occurrence in history.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 23, 2013, 12:41:17 AM
In the flesh on bbc 3, 3 part Zombies series with a twist. See how it go's
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Post by: tarascon on March 23, 2013, 04:48:45 AM
^ Drag. Only available online in he UK.  :(
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 23, 2013, 08:06:51 AM
cough cough iso hun* has it  ;)
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Post by: tarascon on March 23, 2013, 09:46:51 AM
cough cough iso hun* has it  ;)

I'm reformed... and I have no idea what you are referring to, sir!  :D
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Post by: ohcheap1 on April 01, 2013, 07:52:39 AM
(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k246/ohcheap1/weird_zps267c6c80.jpg)
Watching a few new shows and I think its so strange how much these 3 women look alike.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on April 01, 2013, 08:35:31 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 of my King Arthur boys back to bless my eyes. 4/4/13 Cant wait!!

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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 01, 2013, 01:18:33 PM
what is the series ??
Game of thrones 3 series  :D
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Post by: Discover99 on April 01, 2013, 04:14:08 PM
it's hannibal

i'm curious how i'll like it

Mads is an amazing actor, i'm not so interested in the story line though
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Post by: ohcheap1 on April 02, 2013, 05:52:31 PM
LOOK WHO I SAW ON VERONICA MARS RERUNS!!!!
Name him:
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(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k246/ohcheap1/vlcsnap-2013-04-02-20h47m31s25_zpsd1387f67.png)
(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k246/ohcheap1/vlcsnap-2013-04-02-20h47m21s161_zpsbe9db26a.png)

And he co-starred with WHICH of his True Blood actors?
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Post by: xtopave on April 02, 2013, 06:06:28 PM
Name him:

Nelsan Ellis?

And he co-starred with WHICH of his True Blood actors?

Tina Majorino?

I haven't watched a single episode of Veronica Mars.  :-\
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Post by: mishca09 on April 02, 2013, 06:11:38 PM
wow! look at Ms. Lafayette Reynolds
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Post by: tarascon on April 15, 2013, 05:51:24 AM
I watched Homeland a few months ago and thought it was OK if only for the character Clair Danes plays. The show had a lot of implausible plot lines.
Recently I watched the Israeli original, Prisoners of War. It was so much better... Somewhere I read the comment that "Trauma Trumps Terrorism" and that pretty much encapsulates the difference between the two versions. The original had fully realized people, better dialogue, and no implausible situations. PoW explored the damage done to two human beings and the fallout that it creates. The really interesting thing about the American series and the Israeli is that the US version--which says a lot about our culture here in the US--was liberally (no pun intended) laced with sex and violence.
I don't think I'll be watching the new season of Homeland but I do plan on keeping an eye out for the second season of PoW.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoners_of_War_%28TV_series%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoners_of_War_%28TV_series%29)
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 15, 2013, 06:46:24 AM
Endeavour, nothing else
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Post by: ohcheap1 on April 15, 2013, 07:27:32 PM
I watched Homeland a few months ago and thought it was OK if only for the character Clair Danes plays. The show had a lot of implausible plot lines.
Recently I watched the Israeli original, Prisoners of War. It was so much better... Somewhere I read the comment that "Trauma Trumps Terrorism" and that pretty much encapsulates the difference between the two versions. The original had fully realized people, better dialogue, and no implausible situations. PoW explored the damage done to two human beings and the fallout that it creates. The really interesting thing about the American series and the Israeli is that the US version--which says a lot about our culture here in the US--was liberally (no pun intended) laced with sex and violence.
I don't think I'll be watching the new season of Homeland but I do plan on keeping an eye out for the second season of PoW.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoners_of_War_%28TV_series%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoners_of_War_%28TV_series%29)

Finally!! I watched it after buckling under peer pressure. Absolutely nothing original about this show. Finally dropped out due to boredom.
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Post by: SACPOP on April 15, 2013, 07:34:28 PM
I've been watching a lot of Biography Channel shows about murderers.
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Post by: Nobby on April 15, 2013, 08:00:17 PM
H. H. Holmes ?
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Post by: SACPOP on April 15, 2013, 08:16:41 PM
Not yet. Got it set to record his episode next Monday. Right now I've got the Green River Killer, Andrei Chikatilo, and a few others to watch. They're kind of shitty biographies, but I guess I'm sick of most everything else on TV.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 15, 2013, 11:31:35 PM
I've been watching a lot of Biography Channel shows about murderers.
you should meet my wife, she loves these programs and books
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Post by: brickbatz on April 16, 2013, 04:12:10 AM
I've been watching a lot of Biography Channel shows about murderers.
Same... and the Investigation Discovery channel, same genre.
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Post by: megamarkd on April 26, 2013, 12:53:50 AM
I liked Dark Matters on the Science channel.

Yo Bea!

Yeah I really like Dark Matters too.  All stranger-than-fiction stuff and great little history lessons to boot.  I'm waiting for the next season to begin.

Tarascon, looking young as ever.  I've been hooked on Misfits since the first episode, but I'm a sucker for anti-heroes.  Not too upset by the constant changing of characters, but last season needed more powers and less soap-opera.  And, that latest probation worker, he seems to be still alive.....

SACPOP, have I told you about Wilfred?  The aussie show about the talking dog?  It's pretty good, good enough for it to be picked-up in the US and Americanated.  BUT, in contrast to every other aussie show that gets the doodle-dandy-do-over, it is still just as good.

Which brings me to my favourite show at the moment, Legit.  It's like an aussie comedy but with american accents on everyone except the lead character.  Dead funny.
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Post by: Autumn on April 26, 2013, 02:16:32 AM
Obviously Veronica mars. Hey megaman :)
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 26, 2013, 07:57:55 AM
on the bbc
great bear stakeout
the secret life of rock pools
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Post by: SACPOP on April 26, 2013, 04:01:04 PM
SACPOP, have I told you about Wilfred?  The aussie show about the talking dog?  It's pretty good, good enough for it to be picked-up in the US and Americanated.  BUT, in contrast to every other aussie show that gets the doodle-dandy-do-over, it is still just as good.

Which brings me to my favourite show at the moment, Legit.  It's like an aussie comedy but with american accents on everyone except the lead character.  Dead funny.

I've never watched Wilfred, which is odd because it usually precedes Louie or Legit which are two shows I watch religiously. My only problem with Legit is that I am too familiar with Jim Jefferies so I can see how neutered the show is in comparison to his standup comedy or his appearances on Opie and Anthony.
Still a good show, though.
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Post by: Beatrix on April 26, 2013, 04:24:03 PM
Yo Bea!
Yo yo, my brotha from anotha motha.
I just mentioned you, a couple times, in my own ways.  It's great to see ya.

I liked the show "Total Wipeout"  Hilarious.   
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Post by: SACPOP on April 28, 2013, 06:23:17 PM
I just finished watching the first 2 seasons of Episodes. It was better than I expected. I look forward to more in the future.
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Post by: mishca09 on April 28, 2013, 06:28:50 PM
yeah it is ! and his tv show joey was such a flop, he finally found some success.
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Post by: megamarkd on April 30, 2013, 04:33:29 AM
Yo yo, my brotha from anotha motha.
I just mentioned you, a couple times, in my own ways.  It's great to see ya.

I liked the show "Total Wipeout"  Hilarious.

Total Wipeout is like Super Mario Bros for real.  You do all the things Mario has to do short of jumping ICBM's.  I wanted to go on the Australian version, but then found out it was filmed in the Bahamas or somewhere like that, making getting to the set a little expensive.
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Post by: drago6650 on April 30, 2013, 05:01:30 AM
Starting soon:
The South Bank Show
Next on:   Thu 02 May at 9:30pm , Sky Arts 1 HD
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Post by: smokester on April 30, 2013, 03:26:56 PM
I can't help liking Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA. The episode featuring "The Olde Hitching Post" and the argument that Gordon has with Tom over the frozen scallops, had me in complete stitches.

This is normally the kind of show I'd avoid like the plague, but I have to admit, I'm now hooked.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on May 01, 2013, 09:36:32 AM
seem to remember his first tv series where he set up his kitchen  :o
lots of naughty words  ;D ;D
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Post by: Discover99 on May 05, 2013, 10:44:34 AM
Mad Men and Game of Thrones. . I enjoy the latter much more since I finished reading the books

Episodes is awesome.. esp for Green Wing fans :)
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Post by: ohcheap1 on May 05, 2013, 06:12:15 PM
I just cant stomach the smoking in Mad Men. I know I need to get over it but I can smell it through the tv. Rated as an incredible show. Must watch.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 13, 2013, 01:48:37 PM
Mad Men is very good.  Smoking and anticipated problems with it are woven into the plot line, including Don Draper's full page ad about the danger's of smoking in one episode.  Ad men had big accounts with the tobacco companies and they were so complicit in making smoking seem healthful, attractive, etc.  My childhood was filled with tv ads of very entertaining smoking commercials.  When I went to Brazil, after they had prohibited advertising cigarettes on tv in the U.S., the cigarette ads were so seductive with such beautiful people that it made me want to take up smoking.

You might enjoy the film, Thank you for smoking, about an ad man who pushes cigarettes with great enthusiasm.

We are watching an old BBC series, Reilly, Ace of Spies.  With Sam Neill.  It's really pretty good, although a bit dated.
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Post by: SACPOP on May 13, 2013, 06:28:00 PM
i just found out that somehow I missed an entire season of The Sarah Silverman Program. I don't know how it happened, but looking around I realized that I don't recognize any of the plot lines from season 3. So, I've already completed the acquisition and I've now got a bunch of new episodes to watch at some point in the very near future. YAY ME!
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Post by: mishca09 on May 13, 2013, 06:32:11 PM

I dont find sarah sliverman funny..
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Post by: townie2 on May 13, 2013, 06:33:50 PM
got hooked on "Pawn Stars"  :P
not so much the characters, but some of the amazing items people bring in, and the history behind them. Supernatural is still my favorite show.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on May 13, 2013, 08:31:02 PM
The sad announcements:
Canceled Titles
Made in Jersey
Animal Practice
Private Practice
666 Park Avenue
Last Resort
Partners
Emily Owens M.D.
The Mob Doctor
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
Ben and Kate
Do No Harm
The Job
90210
Zero Hour
Cult
Ready for Love
Deception
1600 Penn
Guys with Kids
Up All Night
Whitney
Touch
Go On
Rock Center with Brian Williams
CSI: NY
Golden Boy
Rules of Engagement
Vegas
Body of Proof
Happy Endings
How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)
Malibu Country
Red Widow
The New Normal
Smash
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Post by: SACPOP on May 13, 2013, 08:50:37 PM
The sad announcements:
Canceled Titles
Made in Jersey
Animal Practice
Private Practice
666 Park Avenue
Last Resort
Partners
Emily Owens M.D.
The Mob Doctor
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23<---BOOOOOO!
Ben and Kate
Do No Harm
The Job
90210
Zero Hour
Cult
Ready for Love
Deception
1600 Penn
Guys with Kids
Up All Night
Whitney
Touch
Go On
Rock Center with Brian Williams
CSI: NY
Golden Boy
Rules of Engagement <-----BOOOOOO!
Vegas
Body of Proof
Happy Endings  <----YAY! Like Eliza Coupe, hated that show. Now she is free to try something I might actually watch.
How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)
Malibu Country
Red Widow
The New Normal
Smash

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Post by: dweez on May 13, 2013, 09:11:06 PM
Woohoo.  The only show I care about in that is Zero Hour.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on May 13, 2013, 09:14:23 PM
Canceled Titles
Made in Jersey
Animal Practice
Private Practice
666 Park Avenue
Last Resort
Partners
Emily Owens M.D.
The Mob Doctor
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23<---BOOOOOO!Yeh, but I saw it coming.
Ben and Kate
Do No Harm
The Job
90210
Zero Hour
Cult
Ready for Love
Deception
1600 Penn
Guys with Kids
Up All Night<- I thought this show was decent but I understand
Whitney
Touch <-- Everyone on this show was AWESOME except for Sutherland. To bad cause it was cool.
Go On
Rock Center with Brian Williams
CSI: NY
Golden Boy
Rules of Engagement <-----BOOOOOO!Hopefully theyll get through the wedding and the birth of the baby first.
Vegas
Body of Proof
Happy Endings <----YAY! Like Eliza Coupe, hated that show. Now she is free to try something I might actually watch.<-- I LOVE THIS SHOW!!! Apparently the only one though.
How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)
Malibu Country
Red Widow
The New Normal <--- This was a GREAT show as well. Had some casting issues but great none the less.
Smash
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Post by: mishca09 on May 13, 2013, 09:18:41 PM
was nene the casting issue on new normal? some said her acting sucked.
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Post by: SACPOP on May 13, 2013, 09:35:11 PM
Well, there're still 8 unaired eps of Don't trust the madam and they'll probably be aired at 2am on a Sunday in August, but I'm sure they'll end up on the Interwebs eventually.

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Post by: goldshirt*9 on May 13, 2013, 11:01:28 PM
as Endeavour has finished - nothing
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Post by: xtopave on May 14, 2013, 06:20:36 AM
was nene the casting issue on new normal? some said her acting sucked.

I've only watched 2-3 episodes but she has only a small part in the show so it's probably not that.
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Post by: Beatrix on May 14, 2013, 06:17:40 PM
Vikings.  Love it.  I've almost watched the entire season twice.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on May 14, 2013, 07:41:07 PM
was nene the casting issue on new normal? some said her acting sucked.

No, I liked her. The chick that played the surrogate was bad and her baby daddy even worse.
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Post by: Discover99 on May 15, 2013, 10:30:12 AM
Mad Men is very good.  Smoking and anticipated problems with it are woven into the plot line, including Don Draper's full page ad about the danger's of smoking in one episode.  Ad men had big accounts with the tobacco companies and they were so complicit in making smoking seem healthful, attractive, etc.  My childhood was filled with tv ads of very entertaining smoking commercials.  When I went to Brazil, after they had prohibited advertising cigarettes on tv in the U.S., the cigarette ads were so seductive with such beautiful people that it made me want to take up smoking.

You might enjoy the film, Thank you for smoking, about an ad man who pushes cigarettes with great enthusiasm.



That movie is delightful :)

just started on Perception and must say I like it.. it isn't execptionally good. More like a beautiful mind going mentalist..
looking at the way people deal with mental diseases while solving the weekly murder case.

and Nurse Jackie is back for another 4 episodes YAY :)
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Post by: Autumn on May 17, 2013, 04:16:56 AM
Oc1: what's your source for the list of canceled shows?
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Post by: megamarkd on May 20, 2013, 05:25:07 AM
How is "madam" a rude word?  But anyway I heard the show was fairly bad even thought the girl in it is pretty.

90210 was cancelled years ago, don't know why they thought it would last a second time.

All the CSI's need to go.  The concept is old and tired
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Post by: smokester on May 20, 2013, 06:55:38 AM
How is "madam" a rude word?  ....

Do you have your word censor on?
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Post by: smokester on May 20, 2013, 09:49:38 AM

That's not what it said when I read it.

I'm thinking of reversing the word censor just for laughs.
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Post by: Autumn on May 20, 2013, 03:37:40 PM
how does one turn OFF word censor? I believe I have looked at the topic in HELP and it was not even CLOSE to helpful.
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Post by: megamarkd on May 20, 2013, 09:18:06 PM
Oh, I have it turned on, I thought it was off.  Derr...

how does one turn OFF word censor? I believe I have looked at the topic in HELP and it was not even CLOSE to helpful.

Goto Profile>Look and Layout>Leave words uncensored
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Post by: Autumn on May 20, 2013, 09:22:27 PM
Look and layout doesn't exist...
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Post by: megamarkd on May 20, 2013, 09:27:08 PM
One of the options on the left:
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2vwso7l.jpg)
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Post by: smokester on May 21, 2013, 02:55:46 AM

Thanks mega. It is hinted at in rule 8b, and there is a thread somewhere that explains all.  Perhaps I should make an induction thread for new members?
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Post by: Autumn on May 21, 2013, 04:35:13 AM
I found it but that doesn't show up for me.

Smokester I read the introductions. Couldn't find it cuz my screen shows up differently..

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b167/autumnsecretkiss/2dd3b79951e8fa101580c67c76695e59.jpg)
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Post by: smokester on May 21, 2013, 06:02:20 AM
If you click the little double arrow at the top right of your screen, it will change the navigation settings and make things easier.  I'll make a note of that too.
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Post by: dweez on May 21, 2013, 06:34:47 AM
I found it but that doesn't show up for me.

Smokester I read the introductions. Couldn't find it cuz my screen shows up differently..

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b167/autumnsecretkiss/2dd3b79951e8fa101580c67c76695e59.jpg)

But it's right there in your screenshot, isn't it?  Sixth option down..."Leave words uncensored."?
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Post by: Autumn on May 21, 2013, 02:53:52 PM
lol, like I said... I found it. but the screen wasnt the same as what ya'll were trying to tell me. :D
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Post by: dweez on May 21, 2013, 04:07:06 PM
Oh...

/me shuts up again
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Post by: Autumn on May 21, 2013, 04:11:50 PM
watching the finale of Revenge currently. pretty good.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on May 23, 2013, 12:16:42 PM
Chelsea Flower show
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Post by: ohcheap1 on May 23, 2013, 08:22:04 PM
Have you seen Frankie on BBC1? I LOVE Eve Myles and I am so happy to be watching her again. Actually a decent show.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on May 24, 2013, 06:32:55 AM
Have you seen Frankie on BBC1? I LOVE Eve Myles and I am so happy to be watching her again. Actually a decent show.
nope but wife loves it.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on June 03, 2013, 01:03:08 PM
have just watched episode 9 of game of thrones  :o how are they going to follow that
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Post by: ohcheap1 on June 03, 2013, 09:51:40 PM
Good LORD!!! I do not know!! I am still reeling as you clearly noted on my FB page. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on June 04, 2013, 07:36:03 AM
in the book they put his dogs head on him  :o
cannot await the last episode of this series  8)
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Post by: mishca09 on June 07, 2013, 06:30:41 AM
Orphan black
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Post by: Autumn on June 08, 2013, 10:10:10 AM
Arrested development again
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on June 19, 2013, 11:01:05 AM
The Returned Channel 4 Sunday night (French subtitled to english)
not sure what to make of it as yet  http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-returned (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-returned)
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Post by: xtopave on June 19, 2013, 06:15:41 PM
The Returned Channel 4 Sunday night (French subtitled to english)
not sure what to make of it as yet  http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-returned (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-returned)

I've watched the 1st 2 episodes and forgot all about it. I don't know why. It wasn't bad.
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Post by: Autumn on June 20, 2013, 10:32:51 PM
Weeds again.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on June 21, 2013, 08:04:09 AM
nothing
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Post by: Nobby on June 21, 2013, 09:00:48 PM
Only Connect
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Post by: chekovsulu on June 22, 2013, 06:09:58 AM
Only Connect
I'm terrible at Only Connect, I don't recall ever getting the right answer!
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on June 23, 2013, 01:32:35 AM
I dont mind The Chase when i catch it. tonight i will be watching British Lions v Australia when the wife has gone work
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Post by: ohcheap1 on June 23, 2013, 08:03:42 AM
it's hannibal

i'm curious how i'll like it

Mads is an amazing actor, i'm not so interested in the story line though


Sadly Mads is the ONLY thing amazing about this show. I have watched every episode and up until the second to the last one I had zero interest (besides drooling over Mr Mikkelsen). I had read that it got canceled but then that turned around and it will be back? Hugh Dancy is a bad Will Graham. Even Fishburn sucks.
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Post by: xtopave on June 23, 2013, 01:09:54 PM
3 episodes was my limit. And I'm a fan of the books, the movies and Hugh Dancy.
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Post by: megamarkd on June 29, 2013, 10:07:28 PM
....tonight i will be watching British Lions v Australia when the wife has gone work

I spent 34 hrs running around old Lang Park (it will never be suncorp stadium in my mind) setting up corporate displays for that game.  Got picked up by the police for walking down the street after getting diner while the game was on (yay Queensland).  I figure my work mate and I must have looked suspicious due to us not wearing any football attire.
Brisbane was a sea of red that night.  1 in 10 were wearing green and gold.....

BUT, during that trip I got put onto a great show called "A Touch of Cloth (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2240991/)".  Really funny show that has only had two episodes so far, with the third due later this year.
A lot of puns and ridiculous humour.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on July 02, 2013, 10:35:34 AM
I spent 34 hrs running around old Lang Park (it will never be suncorp stadium in my mind) setting up corporate displays for that game.  Got picked up by the police for walking down the street after getting diner while the game was on (yay Queensland).  I figure my work mate and I must have looked suspicious due to us not wearing any football attire.
Brisbane was a sea of red that night.  1 in 10 were wearing green and gold.....
luck you or maybe not, get any souvenirs ?
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Post by: megamarkd on July 02, 2013, 10:03:06 PM
luck you or maybe not, get any souvenirs ?

No freebees, that I wanted.  There were loads of these yellow lion tamer's hat/pith helmet/safari hats (whatever you want to call them) lying around, but they were made from crappy rubberised foam and looked very sad.  I see the concept behind it, the Aussie team being British and Irish Lion tamers, but they look like something to wear to the cricket more than the rugby, not to mention we lost....

Besides that, this sort of corporate gig, it's best not to take any of the stuff left behind by the attendees even if it is a give away.  They don't like us having things they didn't want, and people get into a lot of trouble for taking even a doily.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on July 02, 2013, 10:40:21 PM
So Im attempting to watch Dexter for the 3rd time. Im at ep05 and its starting to drone on already. Is there any hope at the end of the tunnel that Ill like this show? I like stupid family dramas/comedies/etc too. Royal Pains has been on for 5 seasons. Ive gotten through half of season one and its just not happening. Monk too. I cant even make it through ep03 and I want to stop. Which of these three do you think I should continue with. Anyone?
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Post by: SACPOP on July 03, 2013, 05:49:01 AM
I liked the show Chuck a lot, but I didn't like the character Chuck. I kinda kept hoping he'd finally die and Sarah and John could both go on with their lives doing super awesome stuff instead of running around saving his bacon or having to deal with his intermittently effective "flashes". Although he was the namesake of the show, I did become irrationally hopeful in one episode (the one with Tricia Helfer) that Chuck would finally be sent to an underground CIA holding pen for the rest of his life never to be heard from again so that the people with actual skills and useful talents could get on with their lives being good at stuff instead of babysitting some lovesick hillbilly with occasional superpowers.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on July 03, 2013, 09:35:35 PM
Watched every eps of Chuck. Even the horrific final season. Heres whats happening now.................

MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k246/ohcheap1/Luther-ad_zps73041e4c.jpg)
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Post by: dweez on July 03, 2013, 10:03:44 PM
Is there a new season?  I've watched the first two.
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Post by: Nobby on July 04, 2013, 09:34:05 AM
I never knew myself :
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1474684/episodes?season=3
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on July 04, 2013, 12:02:46 PM
running atm on the bbc.
is it any good then lol.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/jul/02/channel-4-broadcast-murder-trial (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/jul/02/channel-4-broadcast-murder-trial)
now this i fancy
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Post by: smokester on July 04, 2013, 03:02:07 PM
I think I'm getting really old as I look forward to The 10 o'clock News (BBC) more than any other show.
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Post by: xtopave on July 05, 2013, 06:38:54 AM
It's been since Utopia season ended I can't get passed a 3rd episode of anything. But now I'm hooked on some fiction from my country that's awesome!!
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Post by: SACPOP on July 06, 2013, 11:11:15 AM
YAY! Less than a month! I'll probably wait 'til the end to get the whole second series at once, but at least it's coming back!

http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/housos
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Post by: ohcheap1 on July 06, 2013, 05:54:41 PM
Just starting     
"Rejseholdet" - Unit 1 (2000–2004).

So great looking at Mads and seeing beyond at life in Denmark. I know Ill never get to travel there but this is really cool. Show is "Meh" so far but Im only one the second eps and I just started drinking so reading subs is going to start boring me really soon.  :o
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Post by: ohcheap1 on July 06, 2013, 10:44:46 PM
Have you ever watched a show and found yourself saying "why am I still watching this poo? It so bad!!!!" ????? Royal Pains is it for me.
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Post by: chekovsulu on July 09, 2013, 06:09:17 AM
I did that with Heroes.  Then they brought in George Takei, but in the end it wasn't enough.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on July 09, 2013, 11:26:51 AM
Just starting     
"Rejseholdet" - Unit 1 (2000–2004).

So great looking at Mads and seeing beyond at life in Denmark. I know Ill never get to travel there but this is really cool. Show is "Meh" so far but Im only one the second eps and I just started drinking so reading subs is going to start boring me really soon.  :o
went a long time ago, scenery and way of life is great.

Any way Luther is pretty good
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Post by: mishca09 on August 02, 2013, 09:29:34 PM
I wouldn't say its my favorite tv show but I do enjoy watching it. naked and afraid...
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Post by: chekovsulu on August 17, 2013, 09:44:52 AM
Twin Peaks.  It is very good.
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Post by: Discover99 on August 20, 2013, 05:40:24 AM
I'm glad to see that some of you guys here also didn't get into hannibal. I know I really tried.

anyways

Orange is the new Black

is amazing IMHO

and Top of the Lake
as well, if you are into slow moving drama and are interested in the effects of PTSD
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Post by: chekovsulu on August 20, 2013, 02:05:08 PM
I am trying hard to like Under the Dome.
I would really like it to be inspired by The Simpsons Movie :D

I'm glad to see that some of you guys here also didn't get into hannibal. I know I really tried.
I suppose it's fortunate I've not heard of it :D

Twin Peaks is really good.  I'm about to start Season 2 now.  There is so much in each episode, I'm so glad I never watched it properly when it was on TV.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on August 20, 2013, 04:08:37 PM
I'm glad to see that some of you guys here also didn't get into hannibal.
I love Mads and I think hes brilliant in the role but truly its a very boring show.

Orange is the new Black
Watched every episode out of..... I dont know...habit maybe. Its a new background story so Im enjoying seeing that develop but besides "crazy eyes" not impressed by any of the characters.

I am trying hard to like Under the Dome.
2 episodes and Im out. Just alittle more with Walking Dead. Cant do it.
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Post by: mishca09 on August 23, 2013, 10:21:59 PM
I recently watched all the eps of orange is new black and which one is crazy eyes ? Ive forgotten already? I don;t like the main character and I dont like the 70s girl not really fond of her acting. and some of present day cut scenes were boring.

Have you watched Hit & Miss with  Chloë Sevigny ? I didn't watch it at first because I thought it was  a movie and the summary of it didnt seem that interesting. It took a bit getting used to I ended up liking it and couldnt wait for season 2 only to find out there wont be.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on August 25, 2013, 07:53:42 AM
I recently watched all the eps of orange is new black and which one is crazy eyes ? Ive forgotten already?
(http://www.trbimg.com/img-5208568e/turbine/la-la-et-uzo-aduba-02-c-jpg-20130811/600)

OK. Need reviews for:
Twenty Twelve
Big Train
Royale Family

I was watching Spaced again and I was wondering about Jessica and Simons other tv projects.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on August 25, 2013, 09:15:05 AM
OK. Need reviews for:
Twenty Twelve
Big Train
Royale Family

Ive watched one eps of each so far.
Twenty Twelve - Mildly funny. LOVE Jessicas character
Big Train - OMG!!! HILARIOUS!!!
Royale Family - As you might of guessed the incessent smoking is making me ill. Just cant stand to watch anymore. Its like I can smell everything in the house. Yuck!! Same reason I cant watch Madmen.
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Post by: SACPOP on August 26, 2013, 06:18:10 AM
I loved Royle Family. It took me a while to get accustomed to their particular accents, but once I did it was a funny, kinda heartwarming, kinda silly show.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on August 26, 2013, 06:24:15 AM
I agree. But I have certain "blocks" that make it hard to enjoy the show.

Twenty Twelve:
"Yes, Danny Boyle will be directing the opening ceremony. No, there wont be dancing heroine addicts" LOL!!!!
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Post by: SACPOP on August 26, 2013, 06:27:02 AM
You should take up smoking.  :P
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Post by: ohcheap1 on September 09, 2013, 08:54:57 PM
Im just wondering if there is a more hilarious female comedian than Sarah Millican? Seriously? I laugh so hard when I watch her it hurts. For those of you not in the BBC area please dld her show or dvds and hold on cause she is brilliant.
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Post by: FDB on September 16, 2013, 04:16:29 PM
Is that classic evidence of sarcastiball?
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Post by: chekovsulu on September 16, 2013, 10:16:56 PM
I used to get mixed up between Susan Calman and Sarah Millican.  They're both Scottish females and I had only heard Susan Calman from the radio.

And then one day, Susan Calman came on the telly and I learned something.
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Post by: mishca09 on September 16, 2013, 10:20:28 PM
what did you learn ?
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Post by: chekovsulu on September 16, 2013, 10:23:36 PM
Susan Calman has black hair and Sarah Millican wears glasses.
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Post by: Nobby on September 17, 2013, 05:16:29 AM
Quote
They're both Scottish females

They are not...
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Post by: chekovsulu on September 17, 2013, 08:22:15 AM
Oh, Sarah Millican isn't!

I'm apparently terrible at distinguishing accents.

I went to a wedding in South Shields a few weeks ago.  That's the closest I've ever been to Scotland.  We also went looking for Hadrian's Wall, got lost and ended up in a village called The Wall.  They had a pub called Hadrian's Wall, that was good enough for me.
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Post by: chekovsulu on September 17, 2013, 10:59:49 PM
You need to read/ watch Stardust.
It's on my list, I'll get to it eventually.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on September 19, 2013, 10:00:35 PM
Is that classic evidence of sarcastiball?

Clearly it is for you but I genuinely like her. I really get a laugh out of her stand up. The show..... meh. I love her so I watch it but not much in the way of originality. Still.
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Post by: brickbatz on September 20, 2013, 12:03:50 AM
Royale Family - As you might of guessed the incessent smoking is making me ill. Just cant stand to watch anymore. Its like I can smell everything in the house. Yuck!!
::)
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on September 22, 2013, 12:05:37 PM
nowt
although i missed Peeky Blinders http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2442560/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2442560/)
which i heard was very good  :-\
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Post by: chekovsulu on September 23, 2013, 12:02:20 AM
I've been avoiding Peaky Blinders because I don't usually like watching crime/gangster programmes.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01fj94w/Peaky_Blinders_Episode_1/
Available until 9:59PM Thu, 24 Oct 2013
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on September 24, 2013, 09:09:08 AM
 ::)  :) :) cheers
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Post by: tarascon on January 12, 2014, 08:09:58 AM
Sherlock (series 1)... even though it's a bit goofy.
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Post by: chekovsulu on January 23, 2014, 02:38:09 PM
I've been rewatching Bottom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottom_%28TV_series%29).  I am enjoying it.
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Post by: tarascon on January 23, 2014, 05:28:56 PM
Top of the Lake. Absolutely brilliant... hands down the best series I've watched in a long time.
Watched four hours yesterday and just wrapped up the last two.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkSfUYoiRM0
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Post by: mishca09 on January 24, 2014, 02:42:17 PM
Just started blacklist it really is agood show
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Post by: Maudibe on January 24, 2014, 03:31:11 PM
Right now Sherlock I love this take on him
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 26, 2014, 03:32:53 AM
Anyone watched Helix
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Post by: tarascon on January 26, 2014, 06:36:30 AM
Not me. It sounds good though.
Thanks for the lead.
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Post by: Maudibe on January 26, 2014, 07:31:48 AM
Anyone watched Helix
I've tried the first two can't get into it
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Post by: ohcheap1 on January 26, 2014, 09:45:13 AM
Anyone watched Helix
Im with Maudibe, just cant get into it. Have tried though.

Right now Sherlock I love this take on him
There truly is not better show on television. Hurts SO bad that its only 3 eps per season.

Just started blacklist it really is a good show
Spader has made it back!!! He is brilliant in this. Not really crazy about the female lead but the show is great.
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Post by: Maudibe on January 27, 2014, 06:17:07 PM
Once Upon a Time.

... still.
Have you tried Once Upon a Time in Wonderland?
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Post by: Maudibe on January 28, 2014, 09:23:21 AM
Not yet, I am still ploughing through my OUAT backlog, but I will! (Is it any good?)
I like it. It's more fantasy as takes place almost entirely in Wonderland
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 31, 2014, 09:19:47 AM
Britain's best bakery, yum yum

But this week end is the start of
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg70/goldshirt9/launch-news_rdax_60_zps74a574ef.jpg) (http://s245.photobucket.com/user/goldshirt9/media/launch-news_rdax_60_zps74a574ef.jpg.html)
come on England
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Post by: FDB on March 10, 2014, 03:15:46 AM
I'm enjoying True Detective.
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Post by: tarascon on March 10, 2014, 08:07:56 AM
^ I just heard about that yesterday.
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Post by: Nobby on March 10, 2014, 11:04:04 AM
That Matthew McConaughey gets everywhere  :D
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Post by: mishca09 on March 10, 2014, 04:48:04 PM
bob & margaret
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Post by: xtopave on March 10, 2014, 04:55:12 PM
I'm enjoying True Detective.

Me too[/AOL]

I've already watched 3 episodes and it's getting better and better.

That Matthew McConaughey gets everywhere  :D

He's amazing in this show!!
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Post by: chekovsulu on March 11, 2014, 02:36:47 PM
My friend is always talking about how much she enjoys 'My Mad Fat Diary'.  I might watch it if it's that good.
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Post by: mishca09 on March 11, 2014, 06:40:30 PM
What is it about ? ^
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Post by: smokester on March 12, 2014, 02:16:27 PM
Dragons Defenders of Berk
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Post by: chekovsulu on March 13, 2014, 01:08:31 PM
What is it about ? ^
Apparently about a teenager with mental health issues trying to fit in, and it's set in the mid-90s.  She likes the music the use a lot.
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Post by: xtopave on March 13, 2014, 06:41:42 PM
Dragons Defenders of Berk

My daughter watches it sometimes. I've never paid much attention.
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Post by: xtopave on March 14, 2014, 06:26:05 AM
Has anybody seen the season finale of True Detective? I can't say my house looks like that. But the windows surely do.  ;D
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Post by: FDB on March 14, 2014, 07:19:43 AM
That Matthew McConaughey gets everywhere  :D

He's gone from the American version of Hugh Grant to the American version of Christian Bale. Such an extreme transformation.

Has anybody seen the season finale of True Detective? I can't say my house looks like that. But the windows surely do.  ;D

I really enjoyed it. I'm not sure what they are going to do for season 2.
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Post by: mishca09 on March 14, 2014, 08:40:44 AM
yes I have.

I read somewhere that  Matthew McConaughey  will not be back for a season 2. Maybe they will make a story about the two FBI agents ?
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Post by: Maudibe on March 14, 2014, 09:42:04 AM
The second season of The Americans has finally started woo hoo. If you don't know it check it out. It's about KGB agents undercover in America during the cold war in the 80's. Awesome show.
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Post by: chekovsulu on March 15, 2014, 06:39:50 AM
It sounds interesting.  It's not available on Amazon Prime Video though, like many other programmes I want to watch :-\
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Post by: mishca09 on March 15, 2014, 05:52:50 PM
It's available tubeplus just use pop up blocker
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Post by: Nobby on March 15, 2014, 06:41:44 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Nobby_UK/Image1_zps7e555a08.jpg~original)
So much  for living in a free country  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: mishca09 on March 15, 2014, 06:52:28 PM
Ooh that sucks. Would a proxy work?
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Post by: Nobby on March 15, 2014, 07:46:28 PM
Prob... but my torrent site is still up ( at the moment  ::) )  :D
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v211/Nobby_UK/Image1_zpse95db587.jpg~original)
51st State or what ?  ;D
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Post by: xtopave on March 15, 2014, 07:59:24 PM
Meh, maybe they're making you a favor. You can get e-gonorrhea from some of those sites.  :D
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Post by: Maudibe on March 15, 2014, 08:07:12 PM
try project free
or watch series it on both those. watch is a better site though
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Post by: Beatrix on March 16, 2014, 07:36:56 PM
Vikings Season 2
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 16, 2014, 09:38:37 PM
"favorite" does not begin to describe it, but I'm watching a marathon of Earth Final Conflict.  I can't look away.  It's like a slow motion train wreck.  I'm fascinated by the permutations of sci fi plots the writers keep glueing together, but this is one banal dark little series and it just gets worse and worse.  Philip K richard, take me away!!!
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Post by: Nobby on March 16, 2014, 09:46:45 PM
I stopped watching that after Boone (Kevin Kilner) left.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 17, 2014, 01:04:07 AM
That was probably wise.  I'm up to season 4.6 and I can't get through an episode w/o fast forwarding it.  The writing is terrible, like bad recycled Star Trek plots, and whoever is directing the actors is totally off.  They sound like kids in a high school play.
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Post by: Maudibe on March 17, 2014, 09:35:04 PM
Just binge watched True Detective. I'm sad now cause it's over.
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Post by: mishca09 on March 17, 2014, 10:09:35 PM
Girls.

it isnt my favorite but its a car crash that happens every week and I can't stop myself from watching.
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Post by: smokester on March 18, 2014, 10:45:45 AM
The T20 Cricket world cup.
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Post by: Maudibe on March 19, 2014, 12:55:39 PM
Binge watched Vikings season 1 (thx Bea I see why you like it)
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 25, 2014, 12:14:52 PM
First Date http://www.channel4.com/programmes/first-dates/4od (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/first-dates/4od)
Gogglebox http://www.channel4.com/programmes/gogglebox (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/gogglebox)
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 29, 2014, 12:07:36 AM
Endeavour Starts again on Sunday. I do like this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endeavour_%28TV_series%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endeavour_%28TV_series%29)
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Post by: FDB on March 30, 2014, 02:24:26 PM
Catching up with An Idiot Abroad. Pilkington is a genius
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Post by: mishca09 on March 30, 2014, 03:20:48 PM
is there a fourth season?
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Post by: SACPOP on March 31, 2014, 12:14:28 AM
The second season of The Americans has finally started woo hoo. If you don't know it check it out. It's about KGB agents undercover in America during the cold war in the 80's. Awesome show.

http://www.diasfora.co.uk/index.php/topic,70.msg230659.html#msg230659
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Post by: subvinorosa on April 04, 2014, 10:53:24 AM
I'm watching White Collar atm.  Mostly because he is just so cute. 
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 15, 2014, 11:51:38 AM
Endeavor is really good, although I'm mostly precluded from watching it due to work.  I'm loving Game of Thrones at the moment.  The acting is really good and it's obviously a show that has a big budget and lots of talent thrown at it.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 15, 2014, 11:29:56 PM
Game of Thrones
on your wedding night and that happens  :o
dont get too attached to a character or they die.
Love endeavour, one of the only prog i watch
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 16, 2014, 09:34:18 AM
I'd read somewhere that the actor who played the King was leaving the show, but he sure got to go out in a blaze of glory.  He was so gifted at playing a deranged evil psychotic.  You have to hand it to him.  He really made my skin crawl.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 25, 2014, 04:42:37 AM
 ::) so agree.
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Post by: Maudibe on April 25, 2014, 10:44:41 AM
Orphan Black I just started to watch this. it's damn cool
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 26, 2014, 11:48:20 AM
Watching
The Unnatural history of London
On BBC 3.   Absolutely fantastic
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Post by: mishca09 on April 26, 2014, 06:24:47 PM
Orphan Black I just started to watch this. it's damn cool

love that show. I got my mom hooked on it now.
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Post by: chekovsulu on May 03, 2014, 05:03:24 AM
On Orphan Black:
Spoiler (hover to show)
But I did enjoy it.
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Post by: Beatrix on May 03, 2014, 03:45:54 PM
Woe to me, Vikings is over for another year, maybe less.  Game of Thrones still has a couple. 
Does anyone know anything like those?  I thought to try Fargo I guess. 

Watching
The Unnatural history of London
On BBC 3.   Absolutely fantastic
That sounds interesting.
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Post by: mishca09 on May 03, 2014, 06:57:48 PM
theres something call the reign but I havent watched it.

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Post by: ohcheap1 on May 04, 2014, 07:52:19 AM
theres something call the reign but I havent watched it.

Another Pretty Little Liars lol. I watch it but is SO far out of bounds for a period piece. Nothing accurate about it but I enjoy the mundane story. I can work on one screen and listen from another.
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Post by: FDB on May 12, 2014, 07:29:13 AM
I'd read somewhere that the actor who played the King was leaving the show, but he sure got to go out in a blaze of glory.  He was so gifted at playing a deranged evil psychotic.  You have to hand it to him.  He really made my skin crawl.

Gleeson is a really good actor, but he has said after GoT he wants to try and pursue another career which is a shame.


I'm enjoying Fargo.
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Post by: tarascon on May 14, 2014, 04:21:03 AM
Ripper Street, season 2.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 15, 2014, 04:57:06 AM
Ripper Street is good.  I've been so out of the loop on watching tv lately.  I'm sort of looking forward to catching up on Justified, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mad Men and all the PBS programming from the past year I haven't seen (Down town Abbey, Selfridges, Sherlock, etc.).  Work eats my life.
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Post by: mishca09 on May 16, 2014, 07:05:38 PM
anyone watching Hannibal ?
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Post by: xtopave on May 16, 2014, 07:53:29 PM
anyone watching Hannibal ?

I've watched a few episodes (the 1st 3 maybe) and lost interest.
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Post by: smokester on May 17, 2014, 04:10:17 AM
anyone watching Hannibal ?

Watched the first episode which was about enough for me.  It wasn't that is was dreadful or anything, I just found it far too removed from the writing of Thomas Harris.

Am I wrong? Did Mr Harris have anything to do with it?
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Post by: xtopave on May 17, 2014, 07:21:51 AM
I just found it far too removed from the writing of Thomas Harris.

I've read 3 out of the 5 books in the series and I have to say yes. But that may not be bad in itself. The movie Hannibal is the kindergarten version of the book and it's still enjoyable.
I thought I was going to love the series but I didn't. Maybe I should give it another try.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on May 17, 2014, 11:12:32 AM
anyone watching Hannibal ?

As everyone knows my husband, Mads Mikkelsen, is in this. But I HATE Hugh Dancy as this character and the plot just doesnt grab me. My daughter, on the other hand, LOVES IT!
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Post by: mishca09 on May 17, 2014, 06:30:13 PM
you could always just mute the darcy parts ?
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on May 21, 2014, 01:42:51 AM
Won't bother with that one then
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Post by: smokester on May 21, 2014, 08:00:11 AM
Was looking forward to Penny Dreadful.
Spoiler (hover to show)

That actually sounds like something I'd watch.
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Post by: Discover99 on May 26, 2014, 03:53:38 AM
Anyone watched Helix

yes i did actually. it's really bad. but the japanese actor
was pleasant to look at...
Top of the Lake. Absolutely brilliant... hands down the best series I've watched in a long time.
Watched four hours yesterday and just wrapped up the last two.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkSfUYoiRM0

i absolutely agree with that statement :)
Apparently about a teenager with mental health issues trying to fit in, and it's set in the mid-90s.  She likes the music the use a lot.
.
i watched both seasons and read the books it's based on. it's an excellent show so far. the acting storytelling and music are top. esp. if you are interested in seeing more diverse bodytypes on tv and don't shy away from shows about mental illness.

btw Twin Peaks S 1 is one of my absolutely fav. shows


Watched Broadchurch. excellent TV as well. Esp. if you like shows like Top of the lake.

Waiting for Orphan Black to wrap up the season so that i can binge watch the hell out of it. :D

watched naked and afraid. it's not my fav. show by any stretch of imagination. but it's like an accident to happen. there are plenty accidents that happen. so it's kind of addictive in that way.

really weird concept. feels a
little like the real hungergames aren't too far into the future after all.
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Post by: mishca09 on May 26, 2014, 06:23:07 AM
Archer
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on May 31, 2014, 11:47:42 PM
The Supervet http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-supervet (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-supervet)
what a dedicated guy.
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Post by: Discover99 on June 11, 2014, 03:16:54 PM
SeaChange
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Post by: tarascon on June 11, 2014, 04:32:44 PM
Full fathom five thy father lies;
  Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
  Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 11, 2014, 05:54:56 PM
Just polished off Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle season 3.  His humor is infectious.

Am about to watch the end of the last season of Justified.  Not a bad show & it keeps up the entertaining aspect with the various characters.  One wonders how long they can keep it going.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on June 22, 2014, 05:59:04 AM
Not the footie  ;D ;D
Whalemen on bbc 3 or 4. very interesting
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Post by: smokester on June 22, 2014, 02:53:43 PM
Not the footie  ;D ;D

I'm about to watch the Portugal - USA game.

COME ON USA!!!!
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Post by: tarascon on July 18, 2014, 05:12:33 PM
http://www.thenetworkiswatching.com/ (http://www.thenetworkiswatching.com/)
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Post by: xtopave on July 18, 2014, 06:03:36 PM
http://www.thenetworkiswatching.com/ (http://www.thenetworkiswatching.com/)

The paranoid in me is freaking out AND doing a happy dance!  :D
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Post by: tarascon on July 18, 2014, 06:39:39 PM
The paranoid in me is freaking out AND doing a happy dance!  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUGGKxJcivg
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Post by: mishca09 on August 22, 2014, 07:33:30 PM
Happy Valley... A new show by netflix
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Post by: tarascon on September 19, 2014, 02:43:38 PM
Can't really say it's my favorite but it's what I'm watching atm; I felt I should be culturally savvy about this show since I've heard about it for years. Compared to all the other HBO shows I've seen, this one's pretty tame but I understand it's the show that set the bar for current American TV. I'm not really into the whole NYC/Jersey wiseguy thing--it's a weird sub-culture--and this is definitely not Scorsese level but it's OK. It's kinda funny. And James Gandolfini has a certain style that I've always enjoyed. 
That said, I'm watching the first season of The Sopranos.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on November 08, 2014, 10:05:01 AM
That sounds promising.

We are watching the final season of Boardwalk empire.  Steve Buschemi is pretty compelling.

And Trailer Park Boys, up to Season 7.  That show amazes me in the degree to which it succeeds at being strange and funny.  The actors are masters of subtlety. 
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Post by: smokester on November 08, 2014, 10:31:39 AM
I am really enjoying 'Gotham' - so far at least. It's a little near the knuckle for my 8yr old daughter, but she happens to be the only member of the family who doesn't really like it and usually loses interest in favour of Stampylong..whateverhisnameis.

Sean Pertwee takes a bit of getting used to though. He's rougher that I am.
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Post by: xtopave on November 08, 2014, 10:37:37 AM
Sean Pertwee takes a bit of getting used to though. He's rougher that I am.

I like him in that role. It's a different Alfred.

I don't remember Robin Lord Taylor in any other role but in this show he's amazing!
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Post by: smokester on November 08, 2014, 10:47:00 AM
I like him in that role. It's a different Alfred.

I don't remember Robin Lord Taylor in any other role but in this show he's amazing!

He's local to me and the same age so I can see and hear myself and a lot of my friends in him.  That's a little unnerving.  I've never pictured myself as Alfred, he always seemed to emanate "class". 

You're right though, he is a new take on that character.
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Post by: dweez on November 08, 2014, 03:13:56 PM
The only other thing I've seen Robin Lord Taylor in was the ADD guy in "Accepted".  He's plays Penguin amazingly well.
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Post by: xtopave on November 08, 2014, 08:49:19 PM
The only other thing I've seen Robin Lord Taylor in was the ADD guy in "Accepted".  He's plays Penguin amazingly well.

Oh, right! He's blond in that one.
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Post by: smokester on November 09, 2014, 08:56:56 AM
I must be getting old ("getting?" I can hear you all saying) as I have started to record This Week (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvhd) from the BBC.

I like it because it's topical but funny, and I cant help but like Michael Portillo -  which is odd as he's a Tory and I'm staunch Labour.

I tend to watch anything that Michael Portillo is in.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on December 05, 2014, 12:55:37 PM
sat through 2 series of
Peaky Blinders

totally loved them  :)
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Post by: tarascon on January 09, 2015, 03:11:25 PM
The Crimson Petal and the White.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384013/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384013/)
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 10, 2015, 01:19:02 AM
looks interesting
ATM nothing but I do fancy Wolf Hall
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/wolfhall (http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/wolfhall)
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Post by: tarascon on January 15, 2015, 05:46:35 AM
True Detective

Season 1, episode 3 atm.
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Post by: xtopave on January 15, 2015, 09:50:52 AM
True Detective

Season 1, episode 3 atm.

I liked it!! There will be a 2nd season with different, story, characters, etc.
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Post by: smokester on January 15, 2015, 04:21:20 PM
True Detective

Talking of Louisiana: I must have missed Trevor McDonald - The Mighty Mississipp (http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2012/apr/10/the-mighty-mississippi-horizon-review)i the first time round, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it this time.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 16, 2015, 08:51:27 AM
nothing so i view the internet channel
Spoiler (hover to show)
passes away some time
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Post by: tarascon on January 16, 2015, 09:09:45 PM
Started season 1 of Borgen
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 17, 2015, 12:23:11 AM
Skins
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Post by: Nobby on January 17, 2015, 08:32:51 AM
UK or US ?
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 17, 2015, 12:06:57 PM
is there a difference ?
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Post by: Nobby on January 17, 2015, 02:35:09 PM
You tell me
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 18, 2015, 12:49:46 AM
??? havent seen any, has the USA just shown Ours or re done it ???
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Post by: xtopave on January 18, 2015, 10:18:49 AM
??? havent seen any, has the USA just shown Ours or re done it ???

The British (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0840196/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) version.

And what it's called the American (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1755893/) version (aired on MTV USA) is actually a Canadian-British co-production.
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Post by: dweez on January 18, 2015, 03:21:39 PM
Canada IS "America"...sayeth this enlightened American.
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Post by: smokester on January 19, 2015, 02:20:03 AM
Yup. But don't let that enlightened attitude lead you to think that England is part of Europe!

Or that London is a part of England (well, it may be until they float it on high and call it Elysium).
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 24, 2015, 01:00:03 AM
This Sceptred isle
that I belong
will be for ever
Avalon  8)

Wife watching Big Brother atm,
have to suffer it occasionally.
What a bunch of back stabbers. Who is that Perez  :(
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Post by: smokester on February 07, 2015, 11:37:10 AM
Undoubtedly the coverage of the Six Nations Championship.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on February 07, 2015, 01:44:10 PM
 ::) awesome

Wolf hall
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Post by: smokester on February 15, 2015, 05:32:33 PM
I'm really loving Grimm at the moment.

Juliette got hot!
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Post by: xtopave on February 16, 2015, 09:21:39 AM
Il commissario Montalbano (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0920489/?ref_=nv_sr_1)
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Post by: smokester on February 16, 2015, 03:55:44 PM
We're just starting The Tomorrow People and so far, so good.
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Post by: smokester on February 24, 2015, 06:14:27 AM
Isn't that in Black & White?

It's the modern version and, to be honest, the jury is still out on it.

The missus has just waded through Broadchurch while she's been off so it's been on in the background while I'm home.

Just how dark can a TV show get!?  The people in that show make the Hell's Angels look like a scout troop.
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Post by: Nobby on February 24, 2015, 09:08:26 AM
Even the earliest version of the TP was in Colour  ;D

Elementary - just finished Season 1
and getting season 2 soon...
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Post by: xtopave on February 25, 2015, 06:22:06 AM
I'm re-watching Breaking Bad from start in an orderly fashion. Unfortunately I don't have much spare time these days and at this pace I'll need a couple years.
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Post by: smokester on March 09, 2015, 12:27:00 PM
We're just starting The Tomorrow People and so far, so good.

Okay, that ^ was pretty poop.

I realise it got cancelled and I would imagine you have to tidy the story up to a satisfactory conclusion by the end of its run -- something that must be tricky when you'd planned for subsequent seasons -- but this show just got so disjointed I couldn't wait for it to end.

Even now after I've seen every episode, I still couldn't tell you who were the real antagonists. I mean, even some of the main characters would have gladly seen the death of 7 billion humans to save a rag-tag band of misfits, and they were portrayed as the heroes for the most part.

My advice would be not to bother.
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Post by: dweez on March 09, 2015, 02:51:30 PM
Well, I guess I'll be removing it from my Netflix "list" then.
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Post by: smokester on March 10, 2015, 08:10:20 AM
We started on Haven last night but I wasn't bowled over by the first episode.

It looks good on paper so we'll stick with for a while.
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Post by: dweez on March 10, 2015, 04:44:17 PM
I enjoyed it but I enjoy Stephen King's novels even to a fault at times (hey, I did finish reading the last 3 Dark Tower books).  Like any show nowadays, it seems like it got to the end of it's originally developed storyline, saw there was still money to be had, and started winging it for the next season or two.  But I enjoyed the original story concept, as well as the characters, so stayed with it.  I'm not upset I did, but I do feel they should have quit at the natural stopping point (if you watch it all, you'll know what I'm talking about).
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Post by: tarascon on March 18, 2015, 01:19:15 PM
Justified

Heard so much chatter about it that I thought I'd give it a shot (no pun intended). Am glad I did. It's smart and funny with a great regular and floating cast.
In the last 2 weeks I've been galloping through it and am 5 episodes into Season 4 atm.
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Post by: smokester on March 18, 2015, 03:44:35 PM
I'm struggling with Haven a bit. Even at the end of some of the episodes I'm not completely sure of what happened.

I'm hoping that:
a) it will become easier to follow
b) Lucas Bryant's acting improves
c) Eric Balfour will stop reminding me of Sabin (that can be so distracting).
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Post by: dweez on March 18, 2015, 08:37:51 PM
a) It takes a while to catch on.
b) Nathan grows on you...but his acting is pretty much the same throughout.  I think he's channeling his trouble
c) Lol, I never even thought of the comparison (thank gawd) but you're right.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 18, 2015, 10:04:58 PM
Better call Saul.  Pretty good.  Exceeded my expectations.
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Post by: mishca09 on May 10, 2015, 08:41:29 AM
Justified

Heard so much chatter about it that I thought I'd give it a shot (no pun intended). Am glad I did. It's smart and funny with a great regular and floating cast.
In the last 2 weeks I've been galloping through it and am 5 episodes into Season 4 atm.

series finale was a few weeks ago.   definitely didn't end how I expected it to.


American odyssey not bad
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Post by: smokester on May 11, 2015, 03:17:56 PM
a) It takes a while to catch on.
b) Nathan grows on you...but his acting is pretty much the same throughout.  I think he's channeling his trouble
c) Lol, I never even thought of the comparison (thank gawd) but you're right.

I've always had a thing for Claudia Black but I just watched the episode with her in it and had an "EEK!" moment.

It seems Haven can mess people up in real life...
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on May 11, 2015, 11:29:19 PM
Gogglebox has me in tears of laughter
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 12, 2015, 12:14:33 AM
The Wrong Mans is great.  We are most of the way through the first season.
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Post by: smokester on May 12, 2015, 03:04:09 PM
Car Share (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Kay%27s_Car_Share) is the best comedy show I've seen in years.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 01, 2015, 11:24:49 PM
Thanks for the tip, smokes.  We're always looking for more comedy.  Currently we're watching Top of the Lake, slow developing but pretty well done detective drama.

Also running Peep Show again for the 3rd or 4th time.  It's great.  Looking forward to the new (and, sadly, final) season..
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on June 03, 2015, 07:57:31 AM
Car Share (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Kay%27s_Car_Share) is the best comedy show I've seen in years.
talked about at work a lot.

Game of thrones  :D Great
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Post by: xtopave on June 03, 2015, 06:59:29 PM
Car Share (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Kay%27s_Car_Share) is the best comedy show I've seen in years.

I've seen a couple of episodes. Not bad!
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Post by: Nobby on June 04, 2015, 09:20:21 AM
Who puts a Sample in a Sports Bottle ?
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Post by: xtopave on June 04, 2015, 10:52:50 AM
Who puts a Sample in a Sports Bottle ?

HA!! You'd be surprised the things people use to put samples in!! This happened to a colleague of mine: He received a sample of fecal matter in a thermal bottle/cup of sorts. I must say this was the 90's. I don't think anybody would even consider receiving a sample like that nowadays. Anyway, when he tried and opened the bottle it was like a geiser of poo. When the patient was phoned and asked for a new sample he explained he had travelled all over the city in a motorcycle before turning in the sample.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 12, 2015, 02:12:56 AM
I'll check out Car Share as I like good comedy and it's nigh impossible to locate much in the U.S.

I'm ploughing through Sons of Anarchy.  It's pretty grim.  What a misogynistic bunch.   On the bright side, they've got some pretty enablers to help support their rampant sexism.
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Post by: tarascon on July 12, 2015, 06:40:33 AM
Think Hamlet inna leather.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 12, 2015, 05:35:52 PM
I frequently check Wikipedia because I like to know the background of the actors.  There is an especially distinguished and well regarded cast, particularly of supporting actors.  For example, one, William Lucking, who plays Piney Winston, a co-founder of the Motorcycle club, has a long career in which he often acted in Westerns, both film and television.  He was a co-founder of the Santa Paula Theatre Center, an acting workshop known for producing such classics as GB Shaw's Major Barbara, Albee's Zoo Story, etc.

His long career acting in Western dramas struck me as especially enlightening, given there's really little difference in the emoting and outlaw status of many of the bikers.  The connections to Greek drama and Shakespeare, also, didn't escape me.  Perhaps this was because so much of the plot development revolves around classic human conflict related to family relations, to the conflicts between duty to family and the state, etc.

I was quite surprised to learn that the main male protagonist, Jax Teller, the quintessential California boy hunk was played by Charlie Hunnam, a native of Newcastle on Tyne.  There is no evidence of a British accent.  He is thoroughly convincing as an American.

This is not the best writing ever, but it's completely amazing to me how much serious talent is involved with the production of television these days.  The industry has been thoroughly transformed in a generation.
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Post by: tarascon on July 13, 2015, 06:18:25 AM
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c256/shaxper/o_zps99fkye0y.jpg)
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 13, 2015, 10:16:24 AM
Fox has been a veritable nursery of acting talent.  Not only Katie Segal, but Bryan Cranston (Married w/Children & Malcolm in the Middle).  Scoff at those lame sitcoms all you want, but they went on for years, and I'm sure those regular paychecks took the sting out of working on a kitschy show for so long.

Fox has a poor track record of yanking its better shows. To wit:  Greg the Bunny, Banzai, Keen Eddie, etc. 
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Post by: xtopave on July 13, 2015, 11:07:33 AM
Scoff at those lame sitcoms all you want

Married with Children is a lame sitcom?!  :o

And Keen Eddie FTW!!
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Post by: smokester on July 13, 2015, 02:03:00 PM
I used to love Married with Children. It settled the stomach after watching the Cosby Show.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 14, 2015, 02:16:01 AM
I'm with you, smokes.  I never got the Cosby show.  I always thought it was a real snorefest.  Married with Children was amusing at least.  And there was something musical about Katie Segal's frequent plaintive "Al----lllllll!" as if her background as a singer infused her delivery of lines.

There are times in the unrelenting stabbing, shooting and fisticuffs of Sons of Anarchy, that I long to hear Katie Segal break character and launch into another relieving "Al.." complaint.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 17, 2015, 12:50:12 AM
I'm up to Season 6 of Sons of Anarchy and have decided that the writers fell off a cliff.  None of the characters appeal to me any more.  They're all just either terrible human beings or idiots who should know better but will keep suffering because they're too stupid to act on their own behalf.

I just can't bring myself to watch any more of it.  Plus, it's like someone figured out how to write a computer program to introduce variables of various types into the plot and the narrative continues in its own sordid path forward:  betrayals, killings, violence, and no virtue anywhere.  Snore.  This is the darkest portrayal of human failure and there's no redemption, no instruction, no benefit to viewing it.  Poor Horace would turn in his grave at the prospect.

I feel sorry for the cast who are stuck on this train wreck of a show.  If you want to start a new drinking game, you can take a swig every time someone gets offed on this show.  That should have you under the table before the hour is up.
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Post by: tarascon on July 17, 2015, 06:09:01 AM
... If you want to start a new drinking game, you can take a swig every time someone gets offed on this show.  That should have you under the table before the hour is up.

lol

Without "pulling a spoiler'' here, trust me... the finale is lame, contrived, and supposedly some sort of redemption for an unexamined life. I guess the coke train ran out of gas like it does on so many of these projects.

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Post by: xtopave on July 17, 2015, 08:23:47 PM
I feel sorry for the cast who are stuck on this train wreck of a show.  If you want to start a new drinking game, you can take a swig every time someone gets offed on this show.  That should have you under the table before the hour is up.

lol
Without "pulling a spoiler'' here, trust me... the finale is lame, contrived, and supposedly some sort of redemption for an unexamined life. I guess the coke train ran out of gas like it does on so many of these projects.

I love you guys! You made me laugh, applaud, and stay away from SOA all at once.  :)
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Post by: tarascon on July 24, 2015, 01:59:58 PM
Wolf Hall. Excellent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az5iUkqve_0
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Post by: smokester on July 24, 2015, 02:58:35 PM
We're all loving the Agent Carter miniseries at the moment. We could have watched all 8 episodes on the bounce.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 25, 2015, 04:21:03 AM
Wolf Hall is very good.

I must confess, I went back to see the rest of Sons of Anarchy.  I have decided, in retrospect, to rename the show.  It's better known as "Guns of Anarchy" due to the high body count from such weapons.

I'm constantly looking for more good British Comedy.  I've seen most of the more obvious classic stuff, just found Saxondale (thought we'd seen all the Steve Coogan stuff) and am waiting for more Peep Show and also Stewart Lee.
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Post by: tarascon on July 25, 2015, 05:19:05 AM
Have you seen Black Books?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ7NMg3-E50
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 26, 2015, 02:00:52 AM
No.  Not yet.  We just discovered Saxondale, and are rewatching Peep Show in anticipation of the final season.  I'll check that out.

Ah, now I remember.  We weren't so keen on it.  Don't like the laugh track for one thing.  Bill Bailey is great on Q.I., so we were sort of bummed that this didn't work for us.  I do like Jimmy Carr's standup, speaking of Q.I. panelists.  We've watched Jo Brand on Getting On, which we like.
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Post by: tarascon on November 08, 2015, 02:36:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgbPBL02dmU
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Post by: Autumn on November 09, 2015, 11:21:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgbPBL02dmU

I am enjoying this one, too.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on November 11, 2015, 12:51:34 AM
trying to watch The Last Kingdom http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4179452/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4179452/)
not sure yet
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Post by: smokester on November 15, 2015, 02:21:59 PM
This years I'm a Celebrity is just starting: I really love that show.
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Post by: tarascon on December 04, 2015, 05:11:27 PM
The Man in the High Castle
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Post by: brickbatz on December 04, 2015, 08:23:24 PM
The Walking Dead. Read the comics too.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on December 04, 2015, 09:14:24 PM
The Man in the High Castle

This, at the rate of an episode a night.  Now at #8.  And I also just watched the pilot to "You're the Worst."  OK, but the jury's still out on this one.
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Post by: smokester on December 05, 2015, 03:31:36 PM
My kids are warming to Supergirl. I'm not completely convinced yet.
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Post by: dweez on December 05, 2015, 05:22:14 PM
I'm watching it...but every time I see the chicken pox scar between her eyebrows it pulls me out of the story.
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Post by: smokester on December 06, 2015, 05:28:08 AM
I'm watching it...but every time I see the chicken pox scar between her eyebrows it pulls me out of the story.

This whole "don't mention Superman or Bats" throughout all the DC shows out at the moment, is quite frustrating.  Mainly because Barry, Oliver and Kara are pretty crap at being heroes, let alone super-heroes. The entire seasons' storylines are something that either Batman or Supes could sort out in a breath - literally in one case.

They need to man up.

What? They don't (didn't?) have pox on Krypton?

Not until the Europeans arrived.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on December 06, 2015, 02:12:47 PM
My cable provider or the networks are really scraping the barrel. I think TNT is just running time to kill to fill the time.

Whoever dumps the "free" content to the on demand library dumped the first season of From Dusk Til Dawn in the "free" movies category, so I watched some of that.

The writing can be a bit kludge "Tonight the surprises will keep on coming" but it beats the poo out of CSI redux. We actually get to see Big Kahuna Burger, the franchise in "that" scene of pulp fiction. We actually have a big Kahuna Burger in Imperial Beach.
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Post by: tarascon on December 14, 2015, 07:54:03 AM
Q: What? They don't (didn't?) have pox on Krypton?

Not until the Europeans arrived.

lollz   ;D
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Post by: mishca09 on January 05, 2016, 10:17:24 PM
Limitless , luther ,cbb although it's just started
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Post by: tarascon on January 06, 2016, 06:02:36 AM
Can't say it's a fav but I've been watching season one of Penny Dreadful. Dunno if I'll move on to season 2.
One thing I do like is that I'm convinced Timothy Dalton is meant to represent Sir Richard F. Burton.
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Post by: Nobby on January 06, 2016, 07:25:45 AM
Elementary Season 3
Much better without that Mycroft nonsense.
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Post by: Nobby on January 06, 2016, 09:13:06 AM
I agree - the Christmas Sherlock was Poor.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 07, 2016, 12:17:24 AM
Glad to see Endeavour back, but hoping that it doesn't get sidetracked with all the masonic nonsense.
well put,
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Post by: smokester on January 07, 2016, 11:32:38 AM
Odd that the previous seasons of both Sherlock and Elementary finished with Sherlock (over)dosing.

Wasn't at all keen on the Christmas Sherlock. Didn't seem to have a point other than to demonstrate the writer's cleverness.

Glad to see Endeavour back, but hoping that it doesn't get sidetracked with all the masonic nonsense.

How in hell did Extant get renewed?

Backhanders.
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Post by: xtopave on January 13, 2016, 04:19:41 PM
I'm looking forward to the 2nd season of Better Call Saul. Also I'm planning on watching the 2nd season of True Detective when I have the time.  :(
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on February 24, 2016, 12:47:27 AM
I just binge watched 2.5 seasons of The 100 (post apocalyptic claptrap).  Can't say it's great tv, but it's oddly compelling, like watching a slow train wreck in action.  There's plenty of trite themes that recur.  I liken it to Lord of the Flies, sexy co-ed edition.
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Post by: tarascon on February 27, 2016, 06:21:33 AM
Do they wear spandex?
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Post by: smokester on February 27, 2016, 07:24:29 AM
In a few weeks I've/we've watched the first 5 seasons of The Walking Dead.

What the golly took me so long - it's the nutz!!
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Post by: ohcheap1 on February 27, 2016, 12:57:17 PM
The Walking Dead. Read the comics too.

100% the reason I could NOT get into the show. Maybe Ill try again some day. Its really, really popular.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on February 27, 2016, 02:04:39 PM
I was/am a HUGE 30 Rock fan. Ive rewatched the entire series 3 times now. I find this show is equally as stupid and quirky and has helped me with the withdrawls.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBJHP2B4bjc
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Post by: brickbatz on February 28, 2016, 08:24:35 PM
In a few weeks I've/we've watched the first 5 seasons of The Walking Dead.

What the golly took me so long - it's the nutz!!

We didn't start watching every episode until season 5. I downloaded the first 4 seasons and we had a TV marathon until we were caught up. Reading the comics was kind of a spoiler. The show doesn't follow them exactly but it's pretty close.
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Post by: tarascon on March 01, 2016, 05:46:09 AM
Didn't care for the comics.
And TV shows? Unless you count the various Michael Wood docs on YouTube, I ain't been watching any.
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Post by: smokester on March 01, 2016, 03:28:43 PM
We've started watching Fear the walking dead. I like it, but only because I know what's coming.
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Post by: brickbatz on March 03, 2016, 09:52:35 PM
I'm trying to like Colony. So far it's been kinda meh. I hope it picks up for the season finally next week.
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Post by: smokester on March 04, 2016, 03:54:21 PM
I'm trying to like Colony. So far it's been kinda meh. I hope it picks up for the season finally next week.

I've had my eye on that but I Josh Holloway will always be 'Sawyer' to me.
No doubt I will give it a go when the mood takes me, though.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on March 05, 2016, 12:24:38 AM
I'm trying to like Colony. So far it's been kinda meh. I hope it picks up for the season finally next week.

Josh is the only reason I even watch the show. But I dont see how its gonna make it to a season 2.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on March 05, 2016, 01:32:21 AM
Colony keeps stealing lines and plot points from other shows/video games. Remember the six hour war in HL 2?
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Post by: brickbatz on March 05, 2016, 06:28:50 AM
Remember the six hour war in HL 2?

Yup, definitely a rip.

Seven Hour War (http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Seven_Hour_War)

Quote
The Seven Hour War was a brief, but decisive confrontation between the Combine and the governments of Earth, ultimately leading to a large human death toll and the Combine occupation of the entire planet.

Overview

The war itself is never discussed directly in Half-Life 2, but it is mentioned briefly by Eli Vance in Black Mesa East — looking at a small cork-board featuring several annotated newspaper cutouts and images causes him to reminisce over the events during the war. In Episode Two, Eli states that if the super-portal matures "it'll be the Seven Hour War all over again... except this time we won't last seven minutes!"

After the war ended, the Resistance was formed to combat the new Combine leadership.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 18, 2016, 06:54:19 AM
Better Call Saul.  Now in its second season.
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Post by: smokester on March 18, 2016, 03:48:43 PM
We've started to watch Under The Dome and it seems ok.  The jury is still out as we are only up to ep 7 of season one and it has been a little inconsistent up to now. 

It does show some promise, though.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 19, 2016, 12:59:54 AM
A luther one off for sports relief.
http://bbc.in/1RrJOPp
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 03, 2016, 11:32:32 PM
Just began watching Carshare as there was nothing else in the queue.  Entertaining in a sweet quiet way.  I'm halfway through the first season already.

I need more shows to watch.  I'm following The 100, Better Call Saul, and waiting for more Game of Thrones.  I think I need to catch up on Curb Your Enthusiasm, as I haven't watched that for a couple of years.
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Post by: smokester on April 04, 2016, 02:34:02 PM
Just began watching Carshare as there was nothing else in the queue.  Entertaining in a sweet quiet way.  I'm halfway through the first season already.

There won't be a season 2 until we get longer days.  They can only film in the summer as they need natural light, so it's doubtful they'd ever be things like a "Christmas special" and the like.

Personally, I loved that show.
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Post by: xtopave on April 05, 2016, 10:34:06 AM
Better Call Saul.  Now in its second season.

In the first 2 episodes of the 2nd season, there are (at least) 3 Breaking Bad Easter eggs. I only got one of them while watching them: the tequila.

http://www.bustle.com/articles/144914-breaking-bad-easter-eggs-in-better-call-saul-season-2-prove-the-show-is-once-again (http://www.bustle.com/articles/144914-breaking-bad-easter-eggs-in-better-call-saul-season-2-prove-the-show-is-once-again)
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on May 01, 2016, 06:58:04 AM
peaky blinders season 3
starts soon Huzzah cannot wait
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Post by: PsPBuRnOuT on May 28, 2016, 02:45:50 PM
I don't watch t.v. but do watch NCIS on line :)
Plus have all the DVD's to :D
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Post by: smokester on May 29, 2016, 04:52:57 AM
I just finished Fear The Walking Dead season 2 and thought it a tad weak.  Nonetheless, I enjoyed it and can't wait for season 3 that'll have 16 episodes as opposed to 6 in the first and 7 in the second.

It should be said that it doesn't compare to The Walking Dead by any stretch of the imagination, but it does have more of a "soap" feel to it that can keep you engaged.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on May 31, 2016, 12:30:52 AM
They wrote off dinozzo in NCIS, and honestly, he was the only reason I was still watching. Cote de pablo essentially drove a stake through the heart of the show, and bishop just seemed like she escaped from one of the spinoffs.

They gave ms. De Pablo a pretty hard golly off too, killing her offscreen a good two years after she left the show.

They didn't really need to kill her, or pay for a cameo, it was established in several episodes that they converse by IM to keep things under the radar. I know the actor who plays Ducky,  David Mccallum had some bad blood against her.

A couple times it was hinted that Dinozzo was part of an ONI project, like the killer who took out franks, I thought a good way for him to exit would be a faked death and then an induction, like he's got a bag on his head, the bag is removed, and then a previously thought dead character says "welcome aboard" cut to black. Like the end of the movie basic.

I just downloaded the amc app because the amc website won't stream to an android browser and watched the pilot for preacher. That was a ride. I thought some of the fights in the bourne films were claustrophobic, this show now takes the crown.

I'm not familiar with the source material, but I think the show did a good job of showing without telling, without leaving you lost like the new star wars film did with that snoke politician and the first order, or Ben Solo being an emo douchebag.

Back to the show, I don't want to spoil anything, but the show feels right. It's slow when it needs to be, fast when it needs to be, and surprises don't feel cheap.

Oh, and Tom Cruise explodes to death in a church of scientology ceremony.
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Post by: brickbatz on May 31, 2016, 01:39:59 PM
Ziva's dead and DiNozzo leaves to raise their daughter he didn't know about.

I remember Ducky (David McCallum) from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. TV series. He was a secret agent battling the global crime organization THRUSH.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 01, 2016, 12:57:49 AM
I'm watching Containment in the vain hope that it might get to be good.  That's highly unlikely, so, no, not my favorite, but I need to watch something between episodes of Game of Thrones.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on June 01, 2016, 11:00:09 PM
Apparently Weatherly is getting his own show where he plays dr. Phil.
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Post by: smokester on June 03, 2016, 04:14:27 AM
He was in Sapphire and Steel, too. With Purdy.

Purdy sure was purdy.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on June 05, 2016, 10:10:50 AM
After a year of waiting for its return Bloodline season 2 was released on Netflix. So horrible. I am very sad. Its like they threw plot lines into a hat and just pulled them out at random. Literally no storyline fits together. I feel 100% certain there was no storyboard put together on this one. But, Yes, I did watch the whole thing. As one would do just hoping that it gets better as time goes on. Oh well, back to watching 30 Rock from start to finish for the 3rd time. Now THATS a show that never let me down.
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Post by: ohcheap1 on June 14, 2016, 06:18:25 PM
The BEST TV show on the air is The Amy Schumer Show.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPpsI8mWKmg
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on June 15, 2016, 06:56:36 AM
both of my fav tv programs have finished. both with a disappointing ending,
Peakie blinders and Game of Thrones. So atm nothing
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Post by: 8ullfrog on June 16, 2016, 03:16:36 AM
Really digging preacher, but it's damned near impossible to talk about it without spoilers.

Two characters that died in a previous episode are back. My mom got all pissed that we were getting a fractured non-linear timeline ala tarantino, but nope, it's something else.

I honestly didn't recognize Ruth Nega from her previous role on agents of shield, and I gave up on that show shortly before it supposedly "got good". When she was on aos, her entire role was to "be mysterious" an angle I am rarely fond of. And people who haven't read the comic don't know poo about tulip, but her intro was pretty damn' unforgettable.

This was probably the slowest episode of preacher, but it was an interesting trip down the road of consequences from the hard hitting action the previous world building episodes.

Also, cassidy in the pointy hat and poncho are bless'ed classic. That's a solid halloween costume right there.

Ugh, I can't sleep.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 16, 2016, 08:24:21 AM
I'm watching Orphan Black.  It's sort of jumped the shark a while back and I'm like, oh get it over with already.  I'm into Season 4, but the show appears to be ongoing, like The 100.  I'm sort of tired of both of them for throwing increasingly implausible twists into the story lines.  I get the impression that the writers expected the show to go for a couple seasons and when they kept getting renewals, they were hard pressed to come up with new plot devices, so we get stuff that's basically retreads from other series.  I guess this is the problem with a large number of tv shows.  It's the rare program that has cast and writers who voluntarily quit because they realize it's time to end the project.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 30, 2016, 11:30:50 PM
Billions with Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis.  It's really engaging.  About Wall Street, insider trading and the efforts of the law to rein it in.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on July 01, 2016, 03:23:38 AM
Billions with Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis.  It's really engaging.  About Wall Street, insider trading and the efforts of the law to rein it in.
looks interesting.

Nothing on tv for me atm
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 03, 2016, 04:07:15 PM
I started watching another Showtime produced drama, sort of gothic horror set in Victorian London -- Penny Dreadful.  It has relatively high production values and a good cast.  I've seen two episodes of the first season so far, not great but entertaining at least.
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Post by: tarascon on September 02, 2016, 07:25:41 AM
^ I watched that.

Atm, I'm into Mr. Robot.
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Post by: Nobby on October 19, 2016, 10:42:21 AM
Watched the first episode of Mr Robot
and was not impressed ---
will not be wasting time on it again.
 
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Post by: smokester on October 19, 2016, 03:05:26 PM
Watched the first episode of Mr Robot
and was not impressed ---
will not be wasting time on it again.

Nice to see you around, Nobbo.

I admire your fortitude. I didn't get through the first episode.

That show really must be pants.  I haven't heard a single good word about it.

Personally, I'm ploughing through American Horror Story. Season 3 at the mo' and Kathy Bates is just marvellous.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on October 20, 2016, 05:37:49 AM
apparently Humans 2 is coming in soon
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Post by: PsPBuRnOuT on October 23, 2016, 05:51:40 AM
I Don't Watch TV, But Do Watch NCIS @ http://couchtuner.fr/ (http://couchtuner.fr/) ;D
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Post by: brickbatz on October 23, 2016, 06:41:14 AM
The Walking Dead (season 7) starts tonight. We've watched the whole series so far. Last season ended with one of the main characters getting killed but they didn't show which one. I read the comics it's based on so I'm pretty sure I know which one it is. I keep threatening to spoil it for my gal, but I won't.
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Post by: smokester on October 24, 2016, 02:45:32 PM
We were going to save TWD up until our hols next August, and then watch the complete series over 2 weeks. However, going to the Caribbean looks off if the pound stays this weak against the dollar and plan B is a cottage in Cornwall.

It may be just as well if we watched it at its normal schedule.
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Post by: brickbatz on November 09, 2016, 07:39:54 PM
Not really a favorite but I've been watching Your brain on video games on TV.

Here's a sample...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FktsFcooIG8
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Post by: smokester on November 10, 2016, 02:41:40 AM
I thought I'd give Aftermath a try and 5 episodes in all I can hear my brain saying is "make it stop, MAKE IT STOP!!".

I have never witnessed such a poorly cast, poorly scripted and pointless TV show in my life. It does have the occasional nice element of CGI but those moments seem out of place in such a dreadful show.

The 2 young girls in it don't look a day over 12 and are both sort of sexualised to some degree which just doesn't work (especially the anorexic one). Can't we just keep the romantic aspects of the storyline (assuming there is a storyline) to the grown-ups?

I need to get back to AHS season 4. 
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on December 02, 2016, 01:12:12 AM
Funny. I was looking for a new tv series to watch and saw Aftermath on a site, read up on it in Wikipedia and decided it wasn't for me.  You have vindicated my suspicions.

I just finished watching The Good Wife, not expecting to like it, but it was pretty good, all the way through.  Now I'm looking for something else to watch.

Came on here earlier tonight and checked out Mr. Robot at suggestion of tarascon.  Looks pretty good so far, so thanks for that.
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Post by: brickbatz on December 02, 2016, 06:21:55 AM
The Walking Dead season 7 is on Sundays on AMC. Got hooked on it.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on December 02, 2016, 04:31:24 PM
I started watching that and got tired of all the zombies getting their brains blown out.  It was so frequent as to be oppressive.  Like, ok, I get it.  Enough.  Shoot them somewhere else for a change.
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Post by: dweez on December 02, 2016, 07:59:11 PM
Um, aren't head shots the only thing that work on zombies?
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Post by: brickbatz on December 03, 2016, 01:09:44 AM
Um, aren't head shots the only thing that work on zombies?


Yup
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Post by: smokester on December 03, 2016, 04:22:23 PM
I started watching that and got tired of all the zombies getting their brains blown out.  It was so frequent as to be oppressive.  Like, ok, I get it.  Enough.  Shoot them somewhere else for a change.

Ahah! So there are actually people in the world that would shoot a zombo in the torso.  I usually shout at the TV when people do that suggesting that EVERYONE knows to shoot a zomb' in the head.

I stand corrected.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on December 16, 2016, 12:43:06 AM
I get the theoretical necessity, but not the need to visualize exploding heads, but then, again, I like Mr. Robot.  Given, it's bleak and you sort of want to hit the protagonist in the face with a cream pie at times for being such a precious little twit, but what else is there to watch right now?

I need more, better tv.
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Post by: PsPBuRnOuT on December 16, 2016, 01:26:43 PM
I get the theoretical necessity, but not the need to visualize exploding heads, but then, again, I like Mr. Robot.  Given, it's bleak and you sort of want to hit the protagonist in the face with a cream pie at times for being such a precious little twit, but what else is there to watch right now?

I need more, better tv.

Good Luck With That lol
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Post by: smokester on December 16, 2016, 04:46:16 PM
I get the theoretical necessity, but not the need to visualize exploding heads, but then, again, I like Mr. Robot.  Given, it's bleak and you sort of want to hit the protagonist in the face with a cream pie at times for being such a precious little twit, but what else is there to watch right now?

I need more, better tv.

Ahah! A legitimate use of "more better". The only other time I've heard that sound right was in 21 seconds.
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Post by: smokester on December 19, 2016, 04:07:55 PM
Comparing 39 Steps versions: "More better".

I know this is not unusual, but you've lost me.
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Post by: smokester on December 20, 2016, 04:08:19 PM
Multiple filmed versions of "The 39 Steps". Richard Hannay played by: Robert Powell "Standard", Kenneth More "Better", and Robert Donat "Best".

Keep up at the back.

Ahah (again)! Moore better than Lazenby?
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Post by: 8ullfrog on December 21, 2016, 07:54:20 AM
I burned through the first season of got in one sitting [see thread]

Then I puked my guts out and missed the rest of the free weekend, so now I have to row row row a boat, gently down a... well you know.

And there lies the problem. When I was watching it on the teevee, the dumbfuckraki were subtitled. Streaming? Not so much. So Khaleesi is bitchin' out her raki, but it isn't the king's english she be speaking.

And as much as I would like to go back to the days when my boss literally paid me to build my ratio at work, I dare not risk the isp strikes from downloading haitch-bo shows.

I dunno, are there streaming sites with subtitles? This question is purely theoretical. Still, Tyrion was dope in 2x01.

poo, TV talk makes me miss the ever bannable sabin, who made the mentalist interesting. He thought the serial killer antagonist was a split personality of the fake psychic protaganist.

Which was better than what the show actually delivered.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on December 22, 2016, 08:22:07 AM
Watching Westworld.  Well done, although predictable in many ways.  A couple more episodes to close out season 1.  Then, back to the Man in the High Castle.  We're also re-watching Breaking Bad, now up to the middle of the last season.  It is well done and really holds  up to re-viewing, although we waited a couple years.

I'm open to other suggestions, as I'll be running out soon.  Any good sci fi that I might have missed?
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Post by: Discover99 on December 26, 2016, 11:44:58 AM
i'm rewatching gilmore girls and hate it much less than i did the first time around when
 i got sucked in and had to finish just to know how it ended..

a show that i discovered this year is you're the worst.. very well done

and someone above mentioned that orphan black jumped the shark .. i just rewatched it and feel that they did a really good job by writing a story that makes more sense the second time around.  i mean sure there are plot holes (do they all HAVE to be slim and trim?, but i really like what the main actress does with all those characters ..
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on December 26, 2016, 11:16:28 PM
Hi Discover99, it's nice to see you again.  I just finished the third season of You're the Worst.  It wasn't particularly strong.

I need to catch up on Orphan Black as I left off when they were between seasons.  I don't know if I can handle Gilmore Girls.  I'll check an episode when I get some time.
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Post by: smokester on December 27, 2016, 06:07:11 AM
Been a while Disco'. Glad to see you're still around.

The only thing I seem to enjoy at the moment is the latest series of Supernatural.

I was a little sceptical about a season 12 as I had no idea where they could go from a season that featured God. To my surprise, so far this current instalment is better than perhaps the last 3 seasons.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 05, 2017, 12:35:33 AM
I watched season 1 of The OA yesterday.  It was entertaining. Don't know how I felt about the ending or the prospects for season 2.

Now I want to watch something else, but haven't a clue what to watch.
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Post by: smokester on January 05, 2017, 06:51:35 AM
Always the best place to start.

Now I think of it, over the years they've had to rumble with quite a few deities. However, last season it featured the one that is biblical.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 29, 2017, 01:12:39 AM
Taboo bbc drama with Tom Hardy as his moody self and others  IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3647998/
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Post by: smokester on January 29, 2017, 11:09:42 AM
Since Trump's inauguration I'm back to loving the 10 o'clock news.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 31, 2017, 12:24:48 AM
more fun watching the news ref trump than normal tv, what ever normal tv is
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Post by: smokester on February 05, 2017, 04:51:21 PM
I really like watching The Chase. Perhaps I've said that already?..
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on February 06, 2017, 01:46:42 AM
I really like watching The Chase. Perhaps I've said that already?..
excellent program and compare :)

Been watching Taboo with Tom Hardy and co.  still unsure about this one :-\
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Post by: mishca09 on February 19, 2017, 06:28:04 PM
Grim... it is its last season.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 04, 2017, 01:11:20 AM
Celebrity carry on barging
http://www.channel5.com/show/celebrity-carry-on-barging/ (http://www.channel5.com/show/celebrity-carry-on-barging/)
totally enjoyed the series, all the celebrities fitted together nicely.
I just wish the producers didnt treat the audience as idiots when all of a sudden the celebrities arrive somewhere and a band/brewery/adventure/forager etc etc  HAPPENS to be there at the same time and their in shock
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Post by: smokester on March 05, 2017, 02:31:34 PM
I am loathed to say The Walking Dead even though it's been our #1 for a couple of years now. I just don't like season 7 that much.

I think I'm with mish and savour Grimm for the last (half size) series.
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Post by: brickbatz on March 08, 2017, 07:16:08 PM
I am loathed to say The Walking Dead even though it's been our #1 for a couple of years now. I just don't like season 7 that much.

Spoiler (hover to show)
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Post by: smokester on March 10, 2017, 03:23:58 PM
Loving the 6 Nations rugby at the moment. Such an exhilarating sport to watch.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 12, 2017, 12:27:37 AM
Loving the 6 Nations rugby at the moment. Such an exhilarating sport to watch.
:) :) me too.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 14, 2017, 10:58:31 PM
I'm watching
The Expanse, and the Path.  The latter about an American cult.  The everyday lives of the people in the cult are about as banal and soul crushing as anything else I can imagine outside of being a sex slave for ISIS.
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Post by: Alfonz on March 16, 2017, 01:55:04 PM
Northern Exposure, one of many series I missed in my non-TV days  ;D
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Post by: smokester on March 18, 2017, 10:43:51 AM
Northern Exposure, one of many series I missed in my non-TV days  ;D

I really used love that show along with Key West.  Perhaps I'll revisit it too although I don't think I missed an episode first time round.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on April 01, 2017, 09:24:11 PM
For April Fools, Adult Swim put up an actual episode of Rick and Morty. It's up until "Midnight" which I will assume means PST, it's 9:20 now, and it just looped.

It's extremely satisfying. Answers a lot of questions, sets the stage for more, and it's insane as all get out.

Favorite part: The quest for Mulan chicken nugget Schezwan sauce. Because wow.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 02, 2017, 01:04:05 AM
You're such a foodie.  ;)
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Post by: 8ullfrog on April 05, 2017, 05:49:46 PM
Actually, I hear it's nasty, but the extremes Rick is willing to go to in order to get that sauce is dark as hell.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on April 06, 2017, 03:08:03 AM
Huh, now I'm wondering how poo a show can be before it spins to entertainment.

Agents of shield was just so shitty and uneven I gave up on it. Which is good because they turned the only character I liked evil, and then killed him, after giving him as a supposedly good guy a very interesting asgardian curse.

Apparently they're in the matrix now, and dragged him back from death.

I feel bad that I binge watched Jessica Jones because now I want more, and there isn't more.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 06, 2017, 12:52:42 PM
We're watching Billions with Damian Lewis.  He's a remarkably gifted actor as are Paul Giamatti and Maggie Siff.

I haven't seen Homeland but Lewis is in that.  Has anyone watched it?  I was wondering about it.

I started watching the Closer, which initially looked promising, but soon degenerated into tedious stereotypical plots.  I found myself literally falling asleep in the middle of episodes.  Time to find another show.
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Post by: smokester on April 06, 2017, 01:15:44 PM
Much as I hate to admit it, I am enjoying Lethal Weapon more than I really should. The "old man" role is wonderfully miscast, which adds to my enjoyment no end.

I caught an episode of that completely by chance and was pleasantly surprised. I had to explain to my son what is was all about, which may have been a bullet in the foot as I have to watch the films with him now so he is up to speed. 
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Post by: 8ullfrog on April 07, 2017, 11:28:47 AM
Last boyscout is awesome. I haven't seen it in years, but it's that hard edge disney unfriendly Willis.
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Post by: mishca09 on April 08, 2017, 08:53:48 PM
Traffic cops
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Post by: smokester on April 17, 2017, 06:12:24 AM
To be honest you only need the first one. I would suggest that instead of Lethal Weapon 2-12 (or whatever), watch "The Last Boy Scout" for a bit of Damon Wayans backstory.

I started to explain who Danny Glover was only for him to pop up in Monster Trucks

This school hols I cracked open my box set of Laurel and Hardy DVDs and we've been wading through the films and shorts. My 11 years old laughs just as hard as I ever did while watching them.
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Post by: Beatrix on April 19, 2017, 03:15:53 PM
I haven't seen last boyscout, yet. 
I am still just watching Game of Thrones, Vikings, and now I've finally started watching Sons of Anarchy and Breaking Bad for the second time. 
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 19, 2017, 03:23:09 PM
Ha.  I watched Sons of Anarchy and Breaking bad for the second time a few months back.  I found they both held up well for a second viewing.  We're loving Better Call Saul and Billions.  I was wondering if there would be a further spinoff from Better Call Saul.  Which character's backstory would be worth exploring next?

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Post by: 8ullfrog on April 19, 2017, 08:38:23 PM
I haven't had a chance to wa4ch saul since Jimmy got screwed over the first time, but there is a strange depth to that universe, and it's illustrated beautifully because they have to source everything back a few years, like jimmy's suzuki esteem, and all the flip phones.

I try to pick up seasons of bb at goodwill, but so far I've only found 1 and 2.

Without discussing copy protection software, those discs are particularly hostile to copying.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 20, 2017, 09:56:17 AM
Image doesn't show up for me.   Tried turning off ad blocker, but that didn't help.

BB seems like the sort of show that you either like or you don't.  I can see why it would rub some people the wrong way.  I do think it owes a bit to Quentin Tarrantino in its reverse narrative format and the somewhat fragmented way of telling stories.  It has a talented cast and good writers.

Aaron Paul is in a series that probably would not appeal to even many fans of BB, The Path.  I'm near the end of the second season and I still find it sort of off putting.  There's something claustrophobic and unnerving about the insularity of the cult that is the focus of the series and the inability of even the brightest members not to be able to act on separating themselves even when they determine that the whole business is B.S.

Billions is further testimony to Damian Lewis' range as an actor.

8ully, many California public libraries now have a free streaming service that affords access to tv and movies called Hoopla.  If you have a library card, you should be able to register for it online.  It doesn't appear to have BB as one of the shows offered, but it's got movies and several recent series on offer.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 21, 2017, 06:19:35 AM
I never really got BB. Probably because of the UK equivalent of:

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/bsvycmtbbqc526t/BB%20Healthcare.jpg?raw=1)

That's a riot.  I don't know whether to laugh or cry especially now that the barbarians have taken over the government.  I'd consider moving to Canada but it's too cold.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on May 01, 2017, 11:55:03 PM
Managed to obtain the full series of
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOiqy1h_Y2Y
Sicily unpacked and Italy unpacked
 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtjgXuCsMvPnLNvRACoImjgLN-HQbBRP6 (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtjgXuCsMvPnLNvRACoImjgLN-HQbBRP6)

both are a gastronomic paradise that makes you want to rush off to the airport and visit them, plus quite decent scenery and art to boot. 
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 09, 2017, 08:49:35 PM
Watching Homeland right now.  It's pretty good.  More Damian Lewis.
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Post by: mishca09 on May 10, 2017, 08:03:48 PM
Ha.  I watched Sons of Anarchy and Breaking bad for the second time a few months back.  I found they both held up well for a second viewing.  We're loving Better Call Saul and Billions.  I was wondering if there would be a further spinoff from Better Call Saul.  Which character's backstory would be worth exploring next?



The dirty cop ... who's the parking lot warden noe
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Post by: mishca09 on May 10, 2017, 08:06:41 PM
Billions is goid. I've only watched one eps of it.

Hap & Leonard was pretty good.
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Post by: smokester on May 11, 2017, 02:18:01 PM
I'm loving the final 1/2 season of Grimm.
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Post by: mishca09 on May 11, 2017, 06:54:02 PM
I enjoyed it too.
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Post by: mishca09 on May 12, 2017, 02:36:26 PM
Julie chaneged her name because she became vesen ... a hexibeast sp? She lost her old self and became a unfeeling kick ass... called eve. And trubel was a burnette.
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Post by: smokester on May 15, 2017, 02:44:50 PM
I watched Seasons 1 & 2 then the final episode. Worked for me, as I didn't have to put up with several years of Trubel, the whiny blonde or the irritating girl (retro-guessing based on the last episode). And Juliette, who for some reason had changed her name.

Preferred Buffy, to be honest.

I found it to be a lot of fun. Yes, it was unnecessarily drawn out in parts and the characters struggled to show any real personality, but that isn't so far off an average day for me.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on May 18, 2017, 08:33:02 AM
wife and daughter have been watching 3 girls on the BBC, chilling stuff and thats me peeping at the odd part
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Post by: Alfonz on May 19, 2017, 09:29:32 AM
My wife watched 13 Reasons Why, I tuned into the majority of it but as with most Netflix series, the drama is a bit overwhelming at times. Anyhow, she wanted to find out what all the controversy was about, but in the end we both kinda felt some of the critics were jumping to conclusions, especially the "glamorizing suicide" assertion.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on May 19, 2017, 11:29:10 PM
The show had people advise them on what not to put in the show, and they did it anyway. So golly them.

My family never talked about my paternal grandfather, the few bits I've pieced out were a terminal cancer diagnosis, a shotgun, and that my dad found him in the garage.

My dad never mentioned his father, ever. Neither did grandma.

I hear that the show is sold as a mystery, but that there is no mystery.

In which case, it's just glorification of suicide. golly that.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 28, 2017, 10:11:07 AM
mishca, I watched the first episode of Hap and Leonard last night and it was pretty entertaining, so thanks for that.
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Post by: mishca09 on May 28, 2017, 04:20:35 PM
Welcome 😊
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on June 02, 2017, 08:58:24 AM
Game of Thrones returns
first episode of season seven, which debuts July 16 in the USA and simultaneously 2am on July 17 in the UK

HUZZAH
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 12, 2017, 05:37:25 AM
I'm looking forward to that, particularly as I'm running out of stuff to watch. Ran across Damian Lewis in an American detective drama, Life (2007).  This show -- smart ass cop who returns to the job after being wrongfully imprisoned for 12 years -- only works because of Lewis' remarkable acting ability, along with a solid cast.  I guess it ran for 2 seasons before being cancelled. 

mishca, I blasted through Hap and Leonard, which I liked, and  look forward to the next season,
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on June 12, 2017, 07:13:07 AM
IMDb: First Dates TV series on channel four, still love it
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Post by: mishca09 on June 26, 2017, 07:59:54 PM
Santa clarita on netflix. ..it's surpriseLy funny
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 26, 2017, 09:30:42 PM
We must have similar tastes in tv.  I just watched a few minutes and found myself laughing.  Thanks.
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Post by: Alfonz on June 27, 2017, 04:14:01 AM
IMDb: Corner Gas 10 year old series but it's very funny and somewhat unique.
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Post by: smokester on July 06, 2017, 02:47:02 PM
I'm watching Fear The Walking Dead early (I usually wait for the whole season to complete before starting) and so far it hasn't pissed me off like the mother show.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 07, 2017, 02:09:21 AM
Back to Orphan Black.  There's only so much of Drew Barrymore eating people's fingers I could take before changing channels.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on July 09, 2017, 12:03:38 AM
I still need a brain cleanse from too clever world. I don't care for zombie shows, and the expanse is a pale, pale imitation of proper space opera.

Back when I thought I was gonna die, I decided I wanted to watch the new star wars and farscape.

Star wars was a letdown, and farscape got cancelled. What I liked best about star wars was the optimism of survival, which the new film flushed. Much like star trek, they removed the charming aliens, like the little bat face dude at the bar from the original, into nightmare beasts from hell, like the bald robot guy from star trek who looked like the cadaver from resident evil.

What I liked best about farscape was the way chriton had no sentimentality in his game. Yeah, he came to love the crew of moya, even sparky, but he realized he was in a living nightmare, but kept the swagger alive, even if it was breaking him down piece by piece.

I might just rewatch bb, but I'm kinda stumped here.
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Post by: smokester on July 09, 2017, 02:27:26 PM
Just finished OUAT. Loved it.

I can't believe that's still running. We kinda got distracted in season 2 and never picked up on it again.

I'll stick it on the TV bucket list.
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Post by: dweez on July 09, 2017, 03:45:34 PM
I just finished a slow binge (over 3 weeks or so) of Grimm. I enjoyed it but the last episode annoyed me a little (I won't give spoilers but I'm sure anyone else who has seen it would no why immediately).
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Post by: 8ullfrog on July 10, 2017, 07:10:01 PM
They pulled a clever twist out of their ass, didn't they?
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Post by: 8ullfrog on July 11, 2017, 10:04:45 AM
They own marvel, they are disney, season with tony stark, disney princess.

Probably couldn't afford to make RDJ do a season of television, but it seems like the kind of project he'd enjoy, rather than the horrible joyless bless'ed mess ultron, winter soldier, and civil war left us with. To paraphrase a wanabe christopher walken:

Ian: Your [studio damn hacks] were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

That said wannabe christopher walken will be in the new thor, which despite being called damn' ragnarok, seems to have actual joy.

I feel bad for jon favreau, and the giant pile of money he must need to sooth himself.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 12, 2017, 01:39:53 AM
Southland is good.  TV cop show about Los Angeles.  The writing and acting are pretty good.  I was pleasantly surprised.  It's 5 seasons and I just finished season 2.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on July 12, 2017, 06:48:12 AM
catching parts of Broken on BBC 1, gritty twisting program
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Post by: smokester on July 12, 2017, 02:25:49 PM
I just finished a slow binge (over 3 weeks or so) of Grimm. I enjoyed it but the last episode annoyed me a little (I won't give spoilers but I'm sure anyone else who has seen it would no why immediately).

I didn't mind what they did to end it - or not end it as the case may be. A bit abrupt but as they halved the season I wasn't expecting that much.

It wraps up quite neatly at the end of Season 6.

There will be a Season 7 but there are essentially no Season 1-6 plot threads left unresolved, so it looks like they will be starting again (with a new cast).

At least they are catering for the die hards. Star Trek should take a leaf out of their book.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on July 14, 2017, 10:54:24 PM
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tic toc
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Post by: Alfonz on July 17, 2017, 05:07:07 PM
Looking forward to Discovery 2017, hoping it doesn't suck.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on July 18, 2017, 02:38:43 AM
Oh, I just came up with the ultimate troll end to thrones. Have Cersei seduce Jon. Jaime loses his poo and kills them.

Meh, they already did the lazy Jesus Christ martyrdom angle, it would probably not fly.
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Post by: aelthric on July 18, 2017, 08:14:11 AM
I have to say I loved "Medici Masters of Florence" or the Italian title "I Medici"...

Bubu`s is the Italianised (Dubbed) "Say Yes To The Dress"  ::)  :o
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on July 22, 2017, 11:32:12 PM
About to finish but     Le Tour de France

and of course Game of Thrones
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Post by: mishca09 on August 16, 2017, 08:31:17 PM
Orak netflix
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on August 18, 2017, 08:44:33 AM
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Holly Moses
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Post by: 8ullfrog on August 21, 2017, 01:09:24 AM
I have 3 real poo streaming sites I watch shows at. The first has poo sources, a ton of ads, but tends to deliver.

The second has more ads, and buffer stutter, plus the god damn redirect ads out the ass. They said they would have the buffer stutter fixed in a week, a month ago.

The third source always delivers, but redirects before you can even enter the series name. They had the leak version of thrones "death is the enemy" but it was poo, with a stupid giant watermark, and redirects during the bless'ed opening credits! Usually I have to touch the screen before redirect hell sets in, but I had to go all the way back to my first source.

It was sub 240p, the audio desynced at important points, but holy poo that episode. Tormund and hound could be it's own series of shittalk. Tormund didn't even know richard as a synonym for cockerel! Tormund: I like that. Hound: bet you do.

Reminded me of back in season 1, when I wanted Tyrion and the idiot guard to be a spinoff.

Jon sno damn smooth operator, and actually steals a line from Ned Stark in Season 1. In season 1, Ned took a spear to the knee, and in a rare moment of stark snark, mentions that he can't bend the knee at the moment. Jon has to be literally peeled out of his frozen furs, is damn near bless'ed dead Again! and says about the same to [someone] who wants snocones.  Tyrion knows what's up.

But that bless'ed kill. You'd think I'd be used to bad guys winning in thrones, but I was actually bless'ed angry when it went down. That bless'ed kill.

Oh, and I tried to vague up the spoilers this post, but it's not like they announced cleganebowl next episode. OR bless'ed DID THEY?


That being said, Thoros and Dondarion lighting their swords up was the most badass bless'ed sword lighting scene since Empire. Yes, I cited ESB. Because it was that hype.



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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on August 21, 2017, 01:43:54 AM
How to deal with blue eyed zombies.  And so many of them.

Poor dragon.

Jon Snow.  How come he's not a blue eyed zombie, given he's dead.  And where is that red priestess lately?

Finally, what happened to the baby with the blue eyes that creepy ice king infected?  Wasn't he swapped with  that other baby and traveled  south with  the guy who went to learn to be a master but then pulled a Johnny Paycheck and did a "take this job and shove it" routine with the chick and the other guy's baby?  Needless to say, my questions would be more effective if I'd remember the names of  some of  the characters.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on August 21, 2017, 03:23:56 AM
Oh golly! Spoiler tag the poo out of this, it reveals evraythang!


Apologies, milord.

I refer to game of thrones.

6 if you caught up as quickly as I think you did, I'm not surprised some bits faded in memory.

Jon snow was betrayed and killed by his brothers in the nights watch, and bled out in his namesake.

The red priestess mellisandre raised him from death, an ability bestowed upon her by rhylor, the lord of light. I've spelled it wrong, but golly that death cult.

Thoros of myr was a red priest sent to convert then lord robert baratheon to the lord of light. Instead he got sooooper bless'ed drunk, and fought in the revolution against King ayres the mad, and later in the greyjoy rebelions. Jorah gets his hero worship busted in this episode when he asks thoros about a particular seige he broke on pyke, home island of the greyjoys.

Specifically, thoros was blackout drunk, and does not recall being the hero without fear.

One nifty power up he has is the aforementioned resurrection. Beric dondarion (dude with badass voice and eyepatch has been rezzed 6 times)

The other cool power they have is setting their swords on fire, which is boss as golly.

Crasters scallywag was made into a white walker (read officer) in the night king's army. Gilly's baby sam is also a craster scallywag, so the walkers are pissed. They already made a play to take the baby back in season.... 2 I wanna say?

But samwell tarly shanked the white walker with a dragon glass dagger. That's the poor man's white walker killing weapon. Lord Snow [king in da norf now] has a valyrian steel sword, which explodes those gits real good.


While on the road trip to the vatican, sorry, oldtown, samwell jacked the valyrian steel sword of his bottom dad, who got barbaqued by drogon.

Little Sam currently holds the book that proves Jon is not a scallywag, but in fact, is the king of bless'ed everything, including dragons. He is presumably teething and drooling on it.

Gilly tried to tell Sam about the anullment of prince rhaegar and elia martells marriage, so he could marry Lyanna Stark, Jon boy's mamma.

Ned stark, dead as golly, raised Jon as a scallywag so King Robert wouldn't split his head like a mellon.

golly, forgot. Jon shook off mel's creepy seduction in his office and damn near screamed rape. Ser Davos the bless'ed awesome said she was an bottom, so Jon told her to golly off.

Unfortunately, he's her Jesus, so she went off to Danarys the dragon queen to try and set up a date between the two. She then told creepy bald guy varys that she and him will die in westeros.

BTW, Danarys is Jon's Aunt. By old law, she totally can't be queen, but it looks like they're gonna golly.


So the entire goddamn series is GRRM finding out luke and leia were siblings and saying "so, what's the problem? They join vader, and crap out retard babies."

But targaryns are apparently immune to retardation. They just become klingons and kill whoever pisses them off.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on August 21, 2017, 09:48:39 AM
The blue eyed baby is the child of Gilly and her sicko father Craster.  Swapped to save the offspring of Mance Rayder from the Red Priestess with her penchant for Kings' blood.  So Rayder's baby is with Sam and Gilly, now on a road trip after Sam got sick of the Masters giving him gruntwork and refusing to heal Ser Jorah.

That blue eyed baby is a hanging thread and I wonder if they're going to drag him back into the plot after he's had a little time to mature.  I also wonder how those white walkers got started.  They seem like Zombie Popsicles.
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Post by: mishca09 on August 23, 2017, 03:59:52 AM
What about the blacksmiths son ... that was kings son ?
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on August 23, 2017, 10:39:06 AM
and the annulment
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on August 23, 2017, 10:42:11 PM
The blacksmith was Robert Baratheon's son.  I think he was secreted away to keep him from Cersei Lannister who would have good reasons for wanting him dead.  That goofy war hammer he's lugging around will probably do him in long before she gets her mitts on him.

The annulment--I think 8ully has the lowdown on that.  It's to do with Jon Snow being the legal son of Rhaegar and Ned Stark's sister Lyanna.  Have I got that right?  This means that he's the nephew of Danaerys, I suspect, but legal heir to whatever throne they pretend to.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on August 28, 2017, 12:21:00 AM
Well that certainly was a season finale. Kinda feel like they couldn't decide who to kill off, and decided to just uncomfortably stretch the tension out.

Poor Visy, I'm still mad about that.

One thing that pleases me greatly, a lot of fanfic that reveals jon's parentage, he immediately accepts the poo name of Jaehaeys. Which sounds like a venereal disease.

I didn't bother with the books because he'll never finish the series, but I don't know if they've revealed his parentage or name there. I'm glad that shitty fanon got shot down though.
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Post by: mishca09 on August 28, 2017, 06:12:18 PM
Watched two seasons of a French cop show
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on August 29, 2017, 11:51:31 PM

I didn't bother with the books because he'll never finish the series, but I don't know if they've revealed his parentage or name there. I'm glad that shitty fanon got shot down though.

I watched the show through the last season and then blasted through the books.  There's enough material there for everyone to write their own ending, but it would be nice if GRRM would complete this final installment.  I'm sort of sad that the season is over again.  So I'm back to American Gods, about to finish season 1 of that and then I'll be looking for something else to watch.

I liked Epitafios (HBO Latino) and it came out with a second season, although I don't know if I'll be able to find it in English or with subtitles, as my Spanish is mediocre.  I also like Engrenages (Spiral) --saw season 1 and may go back to that as it's really good.
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Post by: mishca09 on August 30, 2017, 09:05:40 PM
Defenders wasn't bad.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on August 30, 2017, 09:24:10 PM
I heard iron fist gets too much time. Is that true?

I'm kinda bummed they said Tenant would be back for s 2 of jessica jones, I feel like they should let his death bring her closure.

Interestingly enough, there appears to be a vixen movie on CW, I remember they started the superman series the same way.

Caught one scene where ratty boss guy sends two thugs at mari, and I rolled my eyes at the no gun thing, but then the ratty boss pulled a gun!

I like Mari, and felt bad she had to put up with john no fun stewart, who was always mooning over traitorgirl.

She could do so much better, green lanterns suck.

I ducked out because apparently it was the middle in a 2 hour thing.

Also nice to see the racist leopardprint is gone.
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Post by: mishca09 on August 31, 2017, 05:17:10 PM
Yes ir9n fist does get a lot of time but they still manage to tell enough of everyone's story.

Leopard print is racist ?
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Post by: 8ullfrog on September 01, 2017, 06:27:53 PM
Little hard to explain it, was a motif in costuming. I actually read an interesting article from a location scout who patiently explains to directors that if they want their horribly racist chinese food restaurants, they can rent a set that fills the stereotype.
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Post by: mishca09 on September 03, 2017, 09:24:39 PM
Interesting. 

Six & anyone else you might like orackwith Jason Bateman on Netflix. Some ppl have compared it to breaking bad but with money laundering
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on September 06, 2017, 09:02:13 AM
I'll certainly check that out.  I'm watching The Closer now.  It's a little annoying but basically good. 
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Post by: mishca09 on September 06, 2017, 03:01:08 PM
That's with Kevin bacon wife ?
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on September 06, 2017, 05:34:27 PM
Yes.  I'd forgotten that, but she has been married to Bacon for about 20 years I think.
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Post by: mishca09 on September 07, 2017, 05:35:18 PM
And she likes dark chocolate lol
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Post by: 8ullfrog on September 11, 2017, 05:17:19 PM
Rick and morty outdid thrones.

Yeah, zombie dragon, zombie army, backstab in the wings, targaryen incest, but R&M hit harder in episode 7: Ricklantis Mixup.

... but you might need to catch previous seasons to "get it".


But it hit hard. Not sure if it's still comedy.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on October 03, 2017, 11:08:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzPzzenibm4

ooooooooooooooooooooooo cannot wait.
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Post by: smokester on October 03, 2017, 02:01:35 PM
We started watching Travelers and I have to say that I love the storyline so far and the show is so consistent.

I really enjoy every episode.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on October 04, 2017, 01:39:41 AM
Travelers is good.  I was hoping for a second season and have read that it will be released on 10/16, so soon.
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Post by: Beatrix on October 29, 2017, 10:43:00 PM
Rick and Morty
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on October 30, 2017, 08:38:16 AM
Louis Theroux
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Post by: 8ullfrog on December 07, 2017, 12:05:16 AM
Happy. Just premiered on siffy.

They dropped quite a few f bombs in the first ten minutes and a guy in a devil costume had foul plans for a hooker.

The guy who used to be on law and order ventilated him graphically, and it spun from there.

Various characters reference the fact he used to be a NY detective, which is funny on a meta level.

The title character, voiced by Patton Oswald is annoying as hell, but I'm pretty sure that's intentional. He's a flying blue horse thing. Like a mix of an Abraxus and a unicorn.

I really enjoyed the graphic violence.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on December 07, 2017, 12:38:08 AM
season 3 peaky blinders  when I have all episodes.
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Post by: Alfonz on December 07, 2017, 05:44:31 AM
The guy who used to be on law and order ventilated him graphically, and it spun from there.

Chris played an extremely twisted politician in OZ, kinda like him as an actor.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on December 07, 2017, 08:05:16 PM
Happy is up officially on youtube.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 03, 2018, 12:13:43 AM
The Deuce.  I also recently watched and very much enjoyed Godless, season 1.
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Post by: mishca09 on February 28, 2018, 09:11:22 PM
hap and Leonard season 2 was pretty good
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 01, 2018, 01:16:18 AM
Loved the Windows Olympics  :)
atm nothing springs to mind.
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Post by: smokester on March 02, 2018, 01:13:52 PM
I'm liking the second series of the Shannara chronicles. Not tremendously, but enough to keep watching it.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 03, 2018, 12:31:50 AM
hap and Leonard season 2 was pretty good

I really enjoyed Hap and Leonard.  Read about it first on here.  Glad to hear that Season 2 is out.  I'm watching The Path, but my heart isn't reall y in it.  It's a bunch of cult people.  Hardly anyone to like, although Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad is one of the more sympathetic characters.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 03, 2018, 12:33:32 AM
 endeavour has finished  :'( :'(
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Post by: aelthric on March 04, 2018, 04:20:21 AM
endeavour has finished  :'( :'(

It has todays and next weeks episodes to run for this series yet, and I thoroughly enjoy this prequel to the Inspector Morse stories, interesting to note that the traditional appearances by Colin Dexter in each episode has carried on postumously after his death in the form of carefully placed newspaper stories, posters and photographs of him placed discretely as place markers for his absence.

I hope this series is not the last!!!!

In 2013 I met Shaun Evans at Lyme Street station in his home city of Liverpool after travelling on the train behind Helen Lederer, the reason for the Journey was to go to the passport office to obtain a replacement passport after I idiotically accidentally threw out my brand new passport with a pizza box after I celebrated having a new passport to travel to see Bubu....

BTW I binge watched the whole of series 1 of Happy yesterday after reading the comments here and absolutely loved it...
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 05, 2018, 07:52:54 AM
Not quite. Still next week to go
pleasantly surprised. Normally the run is roughly 4 episodes.
agree with your spoiler info. And why o why does Morse take a long look into nothing when hes thinking about something.
Need to get back to their basics  ;D
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Post by: mishca09 on March 06, 2018, 03:40:57 PM
I really enjoyed Hap and Leonard.  Read about it first on here.  Glad to hear that Season 2 is out.  I'm watching The Path, but my heart isn't reall y in it.  It's a bunch of cult people.  Hardly anyone to like, although Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad is one of the more sympathetic characters.

is path a series ?and in Netflix?
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 08, 2018, 12:08:49 AM
The Path is a Hulu series.

I realized I'd already seen season 2 of Hap & Leonard so I found this new series, sort of like black humor insider view of a bachelor reality show called Unreal.  It's not utterly brilliant or anything, but it's entertaining.
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Post by: brickbatz on March 11, 2018, 11:15:19 PM
Been watching The Alienist for the old timey setting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9867sT-Y1M
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Post by: aelthric on March 13, 2018, 11:42:19 AM
Re-Endeavour, the good news is at least there is another series coming next year,
Spoiler (hover to show)

But all in all a series I started out wanting to hate (As John Thaw`s depiction of Inspector Morse still remains for me the essential defining Morse) turned out to not only be enjoyable but to become in some small way a good explanatory prequel of how Morse evolved into the beloved curmudgeon we know...
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Post by: smokester on March 13, 2018, 03:41:31 PM
Scratch what I said earlier about the Shannara Chronicles. It seems as soon as Spike cancelled the show, they crammed all sorts of tosh into the last 2 episodes in an attempt to make it make sense. The result was a pile-o-shite.

Moving on. Regardless of the crappy reviews, we really like Black Lightning at the moment.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 14, 2018, 12:38:14 AM
Re-Endeavour, the good news is at least there is another series coming next year,
Spoiler (hover to show)

But all in all a series I started out wanting to hate (As John Thaw`s depiction of Inspector Morse still remains for me the essential defining Morse) turned out to not only be enjoyable but to become in some small way a good explanatory prequel of how Morse evolved into the beloved curmudgeon we know...

1 year to wait though   :'(
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 14, 2018, 11:43:42 PM
We really like Endeavor.  You guys get the series a year or so ahead of us.  My husband watches it over and over again.  Nice to know that there's new episodes available.  I do scratch my head to figure out how that old guy who had trouble getting a date morphed out of the charming and attractive young man he once was.  I guess being a detective takes it out of you, unless you are on the cast of that sleep aid, Midsomer Murders.
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Post by: mishca09 on March 16, 2018, 07:54:01 PM
Marcella season 2
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Post by: Nobby on March 21, 2018, 09:45:02 AM
The Orville
Did not think I was going to like it - but I do.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 21, 2018, 04:17:21 PM
Has anyone been watching The Leftovers?  I started it last night, but fell asleep (it was late and I was tired).  I was wondering if it's worth pursuing.  I found it via google "best tv shows of 2017" and am not sure if it is worth the time.
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Post by: dweez on March 22, 2018, 03:54:16 PM
The Orville
Did not think I was going to like it - but I do.

I can't agree more. I thought it was going to be some Star Trek farce/parody but it's got it's own soul.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 22, 2018, 07:41:31 PM
I'm not sure if the Rapture figures in many non-Americans lists of "things to watch TV shows about". It does seem to be a uniquely American diversion.

.... unless you dress it up as alien abduction, then we are all over it like white on rice.

I watched the rest of the first episode of The Leftovers and realized that I didn't care what happened to any of the characters, as I was utterly bored by the entire thing, so I moved on to something else.  "The Americans" seems promising, as a drama about a pair of Soviet agents in an arranged marriage spying on the U.S. from their home in a D.C. suburb.  They have a house in a cul de sac with two kids, neither of whom realizes their parents are spies.

I might check out The Orville, as I'd never heard of it.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 23, 2018, 11:05:21 AM
I hadn't heard of Little Nikita, but an FBI agent and his family do move onto the same street and the FBI guy has suspicions.  The children are as of yet still oblivious.  It will be interesting to see if the plot continues this parallel arc.

Maybe I'll check out Little Nikita after I've watched a few more episodes.  The Americans so far is not too bad.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on March 23, 2018, 12:29:56 PM
I miss Spike. Not so much Buffy or Angel, but a character who shows up, mocks everything, eats all the food, then whoops! Kills somebody. Then he skeddadles!
Dru was pretty good for that too, but her back story is bent up. Spike was a nerd who decided being a nerd sucked once that pesky soul was removed. Respect to James Marsters, he said after a time frame he'd be too old to play a vampire and stuck to it.

I guess if you squint and turn your head,  McConaughey did a super bent up version in True Detective.
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Post by: mishca09 on March 23, 2018, 06:43:02 PM
Santa Clarita season 2 is on netflix... I'm hoping it's as good as the first season
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 24, 2018, 11:16:41 PM
Babylon Berlin looks promising.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on March 25, 2018, 08:10:03 PM
The Minbari will really stick out in Berlin though...
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 26, 2018, 08:34:59 AM
Nyuck, nyuck.  Just saw the second episode.  It's really good.  But, sniff, no aliens except for the occasional Trotskyite.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 29, 2018, 12:23:46 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2018/11/pilgrimage (http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2018/11/pilgrimage)

I and the wife are aiming to do this walk albeit the "English way" https://caminoways.com/ways/english-way-camino-ingles (https://caminoways.com/ways/english-way-camino-ingles) as in medieval times (and it only takes a week)
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Post by: Alfonz on April 02, 2018, 06:08:38 PM
I'm enjoying The Good Doctor. The show hits home slightly since my wife and I are raising our severely autistic granddaughter.
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Post by: smokester on April 07, 2018, 02:42:21 PM
Ok. Loving The Strain.

We've been trying to watch it for some time, but for some reason, we both kept falling asleep mid episode. To be honest, the format kinda does that. It seems to have slow sections that you need strong coffee to survive.

Now we've got through the first 7 episodes; we're flying!
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Post by: Beatrix on April 10, 2018, 06:14:33 PM
I enjoyed a typical one night.  May have lasted me two since it was only a season. 
Still on season 8 of shameless. 
It really let me down not.to get another season of Dracula or Crossbones
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 04, 2018, 11:47:04 PM
I've finally caught up with the Americans.  The Good Fight is a spinoff of the Good Wife, which was surprisingly good as another American Lawyer soap opera. 

The Expanse is back, but I'm back to having to wait for it to air each week. I've caught up on all the books.  It's still pretty good.

We began watching 2 BBC shows:  The Terror and Taboo, both Ridley Scott productions.  Both good.

Billions is back, too, and that's also good.  I've run out of stuff to watch late at night when I'm done working, so I'm open to suggestions.
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Post by: Alfonz on May 08, 2018, 11:27:13 AM
This is Us

Into season 2 now, thoroughly enjoying this one.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on May 08, 2018, 04:44:41 PM
I was showing mom True Detective, and the chromecast blocked the site on episode five.

gits.

Oh, and their response to this is "view content on our partner platforms".

Oh well, I got to show her the badass no cut tracking shot in episode 4, which was the whole reason I pulled it up for her.

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Post by: mishca09 on May 08, 2018, 08:23:34 PM
season one or two?  you can rent the series from red box... if you sign up for text alerts sometimes you get free rentals
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 09, 2018, 04:03:10 AM
Watching The Handmaid's Tale.  It makes me want to take up a new career as a mad bomber.
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Post by: mishca09 on June 10, 2018, 06:19:03 PM
what is handmaiden tale about ? is it that Amazon prime series?
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 11, 2018, 01:31:13 AM
mishca, it's a serialization of the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name.  There was a film version with Natasha Richardson about 20 years ago.

And, yes, sadly, it's the story of the GOP attitude toward women under Trump (3rd term, eh? gaaak).  If memory serves, it's a Hulu series.
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Post by: smokester on June 12, 2018, 02:19:25 PM
How women are treated in Trump's third term.

He might pull a Jinping and just have one term ... for life!
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 12, 2018, 09:29:33 PM
Oy veh.  Just what we need, our own "dear Leader."
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Post by: smokester on June 13, 2018, 02:25:40 PM
Yup. That's what I was getting at.

Just think what he'll be like when he grows up.

Anywho. We finished watching Guillermo del Toro's The Strain, and we have now moved onto Guillermo del Toro's Trollhunters.

That is one helluva jump!
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Post by: 8ullfrog on June 14, 2018, 02:41:20 AM
Saw trailer for Jack Ryan. Happy it won't be network regurgitation nonsense. Unhappy it's on service I never intend to subscribe to.  (Yarrr)

Doubly annoyed it won't be up until August 31st.

I hear Westworld has seriously gone to poo with the whole "what year is it? We won't tell you!" Nonsense, so I've watched none of it.

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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 14, 2018, 01:44:05 PM
I hear Westworld has seriously gone to poo with the whole "what year is it? We won't tell you!" Nonsense, so I've watched none of it.

Given this ringing 3rd-hand negative assessment, that's enough for me to stop watching it!   8)
Seriously, I do find that Michael Crichton is really good at popularizing futuristic science.   There is an undercurrent of themes also running through PK richard's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" and the moral conundrums arising from the ambiguous lines between humans and replicants in this series, at least in its current iteration.  I've never seen the version with Yul Brenner, but maybe it would be a good time to check that out of the library.  Forgive the fractured syntax.  I'm sleep deprived and too stupid to edit it right now.

We began watching Bosch.  Detective series set in Los Angeles.  Meh.  Maybe it will get better.  Is it me, or do John Hannah and Titus Welliver look so much alike as to be nearly indistinguishable? 
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Post by: Beatrix on June 19, 2018, 10:29:11 PM
I'm almost to the end of the third season of black sails. 
And trumps abomination. 
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Post by: 8ullfrog on June 25, 2018, 02:03:35 AM
Hah, if you're still on the fence about dropping Westworld, they added Mind reading hats, and a third vague time period they call the far future, where a previously Human character is now a robot.

Also, they added a psychedelic group conciousness for the robots. Never seen that before.

Oh wait, Projection, BSG.

Not so fast BSG, one of the shittier episodes of voyager did it with "Unimatrix Zero" and that was probably curbed from something else. Banks?

Either way, if my computer shits itself trying to update, the brain partition copying hat has to golly up occasionally. How embarrassed would you be if you ran into yourself... running on windows 95?

I'm starting to think riffing on this show is more fun than watching it. Like how it's run by the non batman Nolan, like how that Marvel show is run by JED Whedon. 
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Post by: Beatrix on June 25, 2018, 10:36:10 AM
Season four- black sails, enjoying it very much.
Since a new season of vikings is coming next month, I'll start on that again after I finish.   
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on July 07, 2018, 12:32:24 AM
The odd snatch of soccer I have seen ( not a lot) has conformed the shear lack of respect for referees and the level of play acting is on the increase.
Instead of the golden boot there should be a golden Bafta/Oscar  for some of the acting and then a golden finger for attitude towards the referee.
To think this happens from children to adults on all levels of the game.
SHAME on you all !
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Post by: mishca09 on July 07, 2018, 05:38:04 PM
I have been binge watching various south korean TV shows on netlfix
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 07, 2018, 08:40:37 PM
I started watching 12 Monkeys.  Not brilliant, but I guess it will do if I'm too tired to read.  Most of the series I have been watching have hit the end of another season.

12 Monkeys, the film, was better, although it's been years since I've seen it.
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Post by: smokester on July 08, 2018, 09:58:53 AM
We have started (more like tried to start) watching The Leftovers. It looked like a good contender for the next show we could wind the evening up with after exhausting all the shows that caught our eye.

It might be the intense heat we have had for weeks now in the UK. It might be the fact that I am working so hard I can hardly walk after work. It might be that I have had to deal with lots of after school business now my son has finally finished year eleven, a process that has extended my days even further. Or, it might be that this show is so effing slow that you'd need copious amounts of coffee to get through any particular episode. One way or another, after 6 attempts we've only managed 2.5 episodes...
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 08, 2018, 10:34:57 AM
I tried to watch the Leftovers but soon lost interest.

I was looking forward to the new season of The 100 but it was just the same old same old people fighting and acting like jerks.  I get enough of that in the political feed on FB, so I just gave up.
 
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on July 08, 2018, 12:25:23 PM
Le Tour de FRance
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on July 09, 2018, 08:12:46 AM
Elementary is back, and I fear that it is in danger of disappearing up its own fundament.
??? ???
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Post by: smokester on July 09, 2018, 02:58:27 PM
Elementary is back, and I fear that it is in danger of disappearing up its own fundament.

Too many shows disappear that way. Admittedly, that's sometimes a good thing.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 09, 2018, 03:15:08 PM
I've never seen it, but given the track record of most American remakes of British shows, I've been leery of that.  Not a big fan of Lucy Liu, either. 
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 10, 2018, 10:32:46 AM
I misspoke.  You are right, in that it isn't a remake, but it draws inspiration from the current BBC Sherlock series (which is quite good, by contrast).  Most American major network tv (ABC, CBS, NBC) programs are not very good.  I can't explain why.

If I remember correctly, I watched about 10 minutes of this program (Elementary) and changed the channel.
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Post by: aelthric on July 10, 2018, 03:06:06 PM
I misspoke.  You are right, in that it isn't a remake, but it draws inspiration from the current BBC Sherlock series (which is quite good, by contrast).  Most American major network tv (ABC, CBS, NBC) programs are not very good.  I can't explain why.

If I remember correctly, I watched about 10 minutes of this program (Elementary) and changed the channel.

I started calling it "Lemon entry", it is one of those shows I watch as a guilty pleasure, not for any cerebral content but to see how much further they will go... At least they finally canned that "Scorpion" crap, now that was unwatchable to anybody with even a rudimentary understanding of scientific principles....
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Post by: mishca09 on July 10, 2018, 04:22:10 PM
watched 6 eps. French TV series called the forest.  decent show. which probably inspired me to buy a new handbag.

I love elementary but unfortunately didnt not tune in this season.

also haven't finished watching the black ? south koren series about a grim reaper that takes over a humans body to find another grim reaper.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 10, 2018, 06:46:16 PM
I was watching Engrenages (Spiral), a French detective series, and really liked it, and need to get back to the third season.    Also, The Tunnel, second series, haven't seen but the first was really good.

I haven't seen any south Korean tv, but am a fan of some K-Pop videos, so I'm open to trying some of their programs.
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Post by: mishca09 on July 10, 2018, 08:19:12 PM
you might like the black and live ! both are police shows. I also watched couple of south korean movies, I would have to look on Netflix though cant remember their name.

I also started another French TV show ... called the break .. not sure if I like it yet.

tunnel sounds familiar   I have to se eif Netflix has it.
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Post by: mishca09 on July 10, 2018, 08:21:27 PM
the only thing under tunnel that came up was another south koren movie I watched about a guy that gets trapped in a tunnell
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Post by: 8ullfrog on July 10, 2018, 09:38:02 PM
Apparently she had to be pulled off Bill Murray because he said she was pretty but couldn't act. Apparently he put it fairly brutally, but he almost got stomped.

I honestly don't know if she can act. She was good in Kill Bill, but it was a limited role. The banter between her and Thurman was fantastic, but that's what Tarantino gets paid for.

Police procedurals were all pre-written in the 70's, like those Chuck Lorre shitshows.

I liked the levity Michael Weatherly brought to NCIS, but him leaving was a stake in the show. Even Mark Harmon's "father figure" nature was revealed to be cowpoo when Pauley Perrette quit.

I never got that part. Gibbs goes on and on about being a scallywag, but he's supposed to be a father figure for all his agents who are amazingly broken considering their positions.

Also, he's a murder who got away with it from help from WOLFRAM AND damn' HART. Which means Gibbs is canonically evil. I don't think they represent anyone with a soul per ATS (Angel the series)
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on July 11, 2018, 02:03:50 AM
Haven't seen it.  I think it's on CBS, which generally makes me run the other way. 

8ully, were you talking about Lucy Liu?  She was in the remake of Charlie's Angels, another hard hitting detective drama. 

I'm watching 12 Monkeys, just finished Season 1 and there's all kinds of problems with the space time continuum that common sense and logic would reason away, but this is not a show about logic or common sense.  There's about 3 people over 30 and lots of heavy handed music.  I tend to mute it when it gets too intense.  I get it.  The future is grim.   OK.  There are a couple more seasons and I'm debating whether it's worth sitting through.  The Bruce Willis movie was fine and only took 2 hours to resolve.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on July 14, 2018, 02:10:50 AM
 Terry Gilliam directed that poo? I despised the movie. It's a masterpiece, it's art, but it's a TOTAL DOWNER.

I mean the way they played with sanity and time travel was fantastic, but the absolute failure of -SPOILER- was part of the absolute pessimism that seems to have "inspired" the current generation of film makers. I can't remember the last movie I walked away from happy, but I can give you a long list of movies I walked away empty from.

I just need some wins in movies, please?

c Man, Idiot Dinozzo was exactly as annoying as you say. A manic dipshit who grins at everything. When they took that away and made him a competent investigator, the character shines. But they wheeled it back every season. I even wrote a "reason" in my head.


Every season they find a dead marine jogger. Tossed off a bridge post mortem, head shaved, identity pending. And Dinozzo is stupid again. It's like they pop out a new Dinozzo whenever his competency threatens Gibbs. They even pull some weird poo about a watch every time, but it's been a few years.

There were even occasional throwaways about Tony getting plastic surgery. They were played for vanity, but could be interpreted in a more... sinister manner.


My two favorite Dinozzo moments were a callback to alien, where he says "no one can leave the bridge!" They're in the squad room, but it works because the squad room kinda is their bridge, complete with stations.

Second one was when he apologizes to the autopsy attendant for his girlfriend being a Cylon. She was actually a north Korean spy, and got gun murdered hardcore. Surprisingly tasteless comment to someone he is supposed to be a friend to, but hilarious.

Oh poo! I was wrong, McGee got that line! Still dark as golly.
His last season, he essentially got to do skyfall. It was neat. But it was obvious he was done.

As to Abby? She wasn't that annoying at first. Yeah she had dark eyeliner and punk hair, but she wore a regular lab coat and those retarded boots were not in attendance. They REALLY let her off the leash. And it was annoying as hell.
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Post by: Beatrix on July 18, 2018, 07:10:54 PM
Alrighty.  I was wrong about vikings, I admit.  I think it usually airs a new season in November. 
So, finally watching breaking bad again for the second time, it's been like 5 or 6 years since I watched it.  Keeping me captivated, I'm on season 3.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on July 18, 2018, 08:10:47 PM
they're raising money for missing and exploited children, winners of the contest get to cook in the RV with Cranston and Paul.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/aaron-paul-bryan-cranston-return-to-the-breaking-bad-rv-for-omaze-campaign-932

Cranston wants to bring the show back, says it can be like Roseanne without the racism.

Which is so much funnier when you know how BB ends.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on September 16, 2018, 04:35:43 PM
Ozark.  It's sort of like Breaking Bad, but not quite as good.  It's got a talented cast.  You get to see lots of rural Missouri.  It's pretty, but I wouldn't want to live there.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on September 17, 2018, 07:54:39 PM
I'm bummed Aaron Paul signed on with Westworld, because A) I hear season 2 was incomprehensible poo plugged directly up it's own ass, and B) I'd love to see him in something that isn't hoarded by HBO's two remaining dragons (whoopsie, spoiler!)

Kinda glad it isn't Callister?
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Post by: Beatrix on September 28, 2018, 11:20:41 PM
Finished season 2 of a-typical recently and I really enjoyed it.  Very simple plots I'll admit, but I love the characters and what I learn about the protagonist teaches me tools to use for my children.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on October 06, 2018, 10:48:45 PM
Babylon Berlin is brilliant.  I blasted through both seasons and ran out of tv shows so I read the first two novels (in translation) that focus on the detective Gereon Rath, the main protagonist.  The television show is much more complex in terms of relationships and the representation of political and economic tensions under the Weimar Republic.  I'm looking forward to the next season.  I've got the third novel, Goldstein, but my German is both rusty and not expert.  I guess, all told, I had about a year and a half of language instruction, so it's a little harder to plough through it.  The French policiers like the Inspector Maigret books are much easier to read in that language.  Maybe it's because I spent more time studying French.   

At any rate, I'm out of ideas re tv right now and completely open to suggestions.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on October 06, 2018, 11:47:13 PM
 ::) no use asking me for suggestions, last series i watched was Band of Brothers
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Post by: Alfonz on October 07, 2018, 06:28:02 AM
This is Us-Season 3

The injected drama is becoming over the top, yet I'll continue to watch it through.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on November 01, 2018, 12:20:31 AM
I just blasted through the first season of Lodge 49.  Kind of quirky with surfer dudes, fraternal lodge types, and a sweet sister who works at a Hooters equivalent.

Now I have nothing to watch.  Oh well.  There's always books...

One observation about Lodge 49.  The Hooters sister seems completely convincing as a SoCal girl, but she's a British actress (Sonya Cassidy).  I just saw her playing the Countess in the most recent interation of The Woman in White.  I read the Wilkie Collins book years ago and completely forgot the plot.  She keeps giving people drugged tea and engaging in all kinds of unethical behaviors in The Woman in White.  She's a good deal more virtuous as a contemporary American woman.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on December 20, 2018, 02:39:36 AM
Now, Counterpart, on Starz.

Two nearly Berlins, people swapping lives with their counterparts for various reasons via a gateway.  It's entertaining.  Just finished Season 1.  It's kind of grim, somewhat futuristic in that the title sequence has people running around in nice Brutalist architecture like that designed by Louis Kahn.  It's kind of like the Cold War that never ends.  Has anyone else been watching it?
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on January 04, 2019, 02:11:59 AM
Jessica Jones Season 2, Episode 13.

I messed up! I thought it was all "In Media Res" and thought it was a hell of a premiere, then I found out it was the last episode of the season! So now I don't want to watch the rest of it. Plus now I want a season 2 where that was the premiere!

Exclamation points!


Eh, it was internally consistent enough that I eventually understood the plot. Which I suppose is extremely high quality writing and directing.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 04, 2019, 07:27:52 AM
Just watched the first episode of Hard Sun.  Don't know if I want to watch more.  The future is grim.  The show is as subtle as a train wreck.

The music beating us over the head about how life will suck needs to lighten up.  Over-actors anonymous ought to get onto this cast.  I finally gave up on it.  It was too stabby.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on January 05, 2019, 04:32:51 AM
I'm sick as poo of dystopia. I loved the First Mass Effect game because it introduced me to a new galaxy of possibility!
Then the DLC "bring down the sky" reminded me that even in the future, everything sucks.

Haven't played the second yet, but I've heard the third is "Everything is fire, end of the world stuff, you must sacrifice yourself"

And like, I hated that trope when the Matrix pulled it. Screw self sacrifice. The end of Star Trek 2009 was stupid, but GOD was it satisfying when Kirk first offered rescue and aid, and when the bad guy screamed hatred and death, he said screw it, and blew the bad guy's ship to hell.

Sadly, the "lesson" 2k9 trek seemed to teach was "More hull breaches, more crew being sucked into space, this isn't depressing enough yet!"
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 05, 2019, 04:30:22 PM
I got sick of people getting stabbed.  Richard Coyle, the ditzy guy from Coupling, here, gets to be a deranged psycho out just murdering people for the hell of it.  He's a very good actor, but I wonder what he was thinking when he accepted the role in this train wreck of a series.  This was episode 3 or 4, so I did give it a reasonable chance.
 
But, in the end, I just found it tiresome.  It was like some kind of odd violence porn.  It made me wonder what kind of demographic the show was aimed at.  After a while, I just turned it off out of disgust.  What's the point?
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on January 06, 2019, 08:46:44 AM
I'm watching Gotham, since it's ending. Thanks to Damon ASSCLOWN Wayans.

I think I mentioned this before, that Damon flexed after already flexing and getting the mel Gibson character written off. Lethal weapon is a poo series, and Gotham is so much more.


So I went back, and loaded it up. They had a serial killer called "the goat" who is essentially batman. but he murders rich kids. And it's damn good writing. Jim Gordon gets locked up for killing Oswald Cobblepot, AKA Penguin.

So we've got fuggin Se7en, with batman, and it's fantastic. In the first season!

golly Damon Wayans, and his egg skull.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 06, 2019, 04:49:52 PM
The best tv series I've seen with a serial killer is Epitafios.  It was broadcast on HBO Latino but is out with subtitles.  So well done and Buenos Aires, the location, is such a beautiful city.  It was nice to see so many different neighborhoods in the shoots.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 07, 2019, 01:55:13 PM
Never saw that one.  Although adding Bruce Willis to this show couldn't have hurt it a bit.  Two supermodel cops, one with the obligatory fashionable beard, the other, taking a break from her cover shoots with hair shorn to show what a butch cop she is, seem ill equipped to deal with the rash of nutters their preemptive announcement of the upcoming cataclysm have unleashed.

I moved on to total chick flick worthy "The Split," Great Britain's answer to "The Good Wife" and its spinoff, "The Good Fight."  And now, some show set in Oxford, where a reluctant witch who haunts the "Bod" (good Christ do people really refer to the library in that way?) for research into history of alchemy (she's ostensibly a visiting fellow from Yale) has to join forces with dishy vampires (headed by Mr. Lady Mary of DownTown Abbey fame) for some reason or another.  Meanwhile the only older guy in the show is a mean witch who is clearly up to no good and out to cause trouble for our zoftig heroine.  It's called something like Research of Witches or Discovery of ...  Essentially, the good guys are good looking and the evils not so much.  Supposedly Trevor Eve will show up at some point, maybe needing to charge his cell phone or something.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on January 08, 2019, 07:29:35 AM
Stop making me want Bruce Willis fanfic. Or at least write it!

I tried writing a fanfic where some back of the frigate nerd figures out the ewoks are planning a suicide attack on a real housewives of couruscant fic and people wrote really unflattering poo about my psyche, so I deleted it. Like, I don't want to be psycho-analyzed when I'm writing nerd poo.

So if you're writing a Harry Stamper takes over the TV universe fic, it better be decent!


My favorite fic by the way, made Xander Harris from BTVS a Himbo to Faith Lehane, when her parents (from true lies) get vamped, and time travel has to be employed to save the world.

It was a hell of a fic, 96 chapters, and it died, like all fanfic, with a hiatus that never gets lifted. They crossed EVERYTHANG. West wing? Yup. X-files? Bet your ass. Friends? Why not, that was weird, what the golly...

Specifically, Eliza Dushku played Dana Tasker in True Lies, and Faith Lehane in Buffy The Vampire Slayer.



Also sadly, she got sexually harassed on Bull (CBS) and took a 9 million dollar be quiet payout, which is exploding now. Michael Weatherly is so bent...
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 08, 2019, 11:53:34 AM
Damn Right! Harry would have gone to the sun, drilled a hole in it (after AJ nearly messed it up) and set off a dozen Neutron bombs that would ensure that the sun would burn for another gazillion years, and the supermodel cops would have been redundundant.

Nope - it was written by an American woman (Deborah Harkness - All Souls World trilogy), and that seems to be how (some) Americans think that Brits should refer to it. According to my American daughter-in-law they are cracking books (but she liked A Wrinkle in Time, too, so what does she know). Looks like a Charlaine Harris rip-off to me.

I'm currently pining for Rubovia (http://www.turnipnet.com/whirligig/tv/children/other/rubovia.htm?fbclid=IwAR0npeKIsiCzoIexT7Ns85X5SXNx9s4d-i27yAqhY7Ghyn20eCbRA5TfEv4).

I'm assuming that Bruce Willis would have a specially air conditioned suit for hanging out on the surface of the sun that would eliminate the normal vaporization in a nanosecond occasioned by the laws of physics.  Why not?

And the parallels with Twilight or other girl loves vampire and lives to tell the tale aspects of this show didn't escape me.  I saw an episode of True Blood and it looked interesting but my spouse is not a general fan of fantasy or SF so I tend to watch this stuff in the middle of the night.  The whole time I'm watching this, I'm thinking things like "that was not much of a lecture..."  "why would she publish that goofy generalized description of research" "and if he's dead, why would he want to have sex?" also, near the end of the series where he's "dying" "how can an undead guy be 'dying'"?  "Hasn't he already been there, done that?"

Other annoyances, like running hands over a rare manuscript, referring to the Bodleian as the "Bod" (recalling Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure more than serious research), and violations of common sense, have to be cast aside in order to enjoy this.  The sex scenes where people have it off in their underwear are pretty hilarious and clearly intended for preteens or some such demographic.   At times, I'm wondering how Matthew Goode keeps a straight face in this campy farce, given the corny lines he has to utter in that precious upscale accent.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on January 08, 2019, 12:39:57 PM
I remember you shooting down Admiral Edward James Olmos on behalf of your husbando, and that was depressing, and then you watched some Minbari series, which, yeah, that's a hell of a space yarn, but BSG was far more simple. You've got your overly religious colonials from the 12 colonies of kobol, and you've got your sexy cybernetic assassins, most hardworking of all, Tricia Helfer.


As to Harry Stamper, he'd probably shrug off liberal logic before self cremation on a quest to the sun, but then I REALLY want mr. c's Harry Stamper quest. Yeah, 12 neutron bombs is quite a big step over Armageddon, but I can't deny I'd watch it. Hopefully they'd kill off Damon Wayans for no reason other than I demand it, plus they'd make it funny, because it's 1998, and social justice isn't a thing, so eddie griffin is A-ok with that really uncomfortable poo, now that we think about it.


Seriously though Mr. c, stop making me thirst for this legendary Harry Stamper quest. Because honestly, one thing the 90's gave us over a rather bleak and scary reality was competency porn. Which even if Harry Stamper sacrificed his life for humanity, the thing he would take most pride in, was that he got the job done.


That being said, he probably would have preferred not dying, and you know, none of his friend dying. Plus the whole coming back to earth and laughing at tax paying liberals thing.


Because yeah, they didn't want to pay taxes. Ever.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 08, 2019, 02:00:04 PM
I don't really follow you.  Don't know about Edward James Olmos doing much beyond being an inspiring LA teacher in some movie or tv show, Stand and Deliver, I think it was.  But my memory isn't what it used to be.  My husband's taste and mine diverge widely -- he's much less adventurous.  I never really watched BSG and haven't felt much motivated to watch it.  Maybe it's because of the wasted hours watching Earth Final Conflict, which I inexplicably watched like a slow motion train wreck I couldn't look away from.  I don't have much time to devote to such long series.  I lost interest in Star Trek after the initial series, so I suspect I'm not one for BSG either.  Something about characters whose main differentiation consisted of modeling clay on their ears or foreheads sort of puts me off aesthetically.  I got pretty bored by ST the Next Generation.  I had to look up Minbari, had no clue what that was.  I've never watched that at all, so I'm somewhat confused by the reference.

This may be heresy, but there's no accounting for taste.  I am looking forward to the next season of The Expanse, though.  I'm watching Counterpart and am having trouble keeping up with what's going on.  Too many threads. I'm tempted to go find some blog to explain WTF is going on as not only are there two identical sets of characters, but there's all these underground groups and oddball sects that you need a scorecard to keep track of.

BTW, I just read Olmos' biography and he was in a 1980 Japanese film called Virus.  Has anyone seen that? It sounds intriguing.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on January 09, 2019, 08:59:43 AM
It's also the year of blade runner... right now. I'm disappointed.

Edward James Olmos had a no rubber heads clause in his BSG rider. If one appeared, he would scream like a little girl, faint, and never return to set.

A while back I riffed off Babylon Berlin. Babylon 5 was a fairly cheesy sci-fi series on TNT turner bought when he couldn't get trek. It begins with a war of extinction against humanity by the Minbari, after a disastrous first contact where we kill their version of Jesus Christ and the Pope rolled into one. I still say it was their fault...


Some really interesting stuff happened in B5, but the writers really did seem to be getting themselves off far too often.


Earth Final conflict was painful. I only ever watched it when home sick from school on WGN. It was actually co-launched with the abysmal Night Man - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Man_(TV_series)

The expanse cribbed off BSG hardcore at the start, to the point I stopped watching it around the time they found the girl and the thing.

BSG began with a good time holocaust of 12 worlds because the Colonials used the machine form cylons in all manner of slave labor. One of their worst ideas was using them for war, which they were exceptionally good at, and decided to kill the colonials.

They stopped ten years in, for reasons no one knew until fairly late in the series. They declared armistice and bent off into space. 40 years later, they came home. It was not a happy homecoming, and resulted in the nuclear bombardment of the 12 colonial worlds, hence, colonies and colonials. Edward James Olmos is VERY unhappy with them.

It's 4.5 seasons, thanks to a writers strike, and quality drops sharply when Jaime Bambers character gets really fat, and things turn into a soap opera for no reason. Oh and everyone loves Starbuck even though she's a horribly abusive alcoholic with suicidal tendencies. She does occasionally get punched in the face though. Tricia Helfer is a very pretty lady but I haven't seen her in anything since burn notice. I understand she's doing a retroactive blog about BSG, so maybe that'd be more your speed than the actual show.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 09, 2019, 10:30:55 AM
Thank you so much for that useful synopsis, as it helps put all of those series into a much needed perspective.

Blade Runner, despite its critical acclaim, never did much for me.  I felt like it dumbed down a rather complex book.  I read really bad reviews of the sequel, which I never watched.  I'd rather just kick back with another Philip K richard novel.  I am interested in the next season of The Man in the High Castle, which also varies a good deal from the novel.  The production values are really good.   And there's no Rutger Hauer among the Nazis.  How they managed that is beyond me.   Instead we have Rufus Sewell, that one British actor who plays pretty much every thing from Zen to Lord M, to head Nazi to a guest appearance on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  Some guys get tons of work.  He's one of them, and Matthew Goode is another one.  We like to comment "that guy gets a lot of work" when we see such actors in yet another series.  The ones who bridge the pond for fatter paychecks on this side of the Atlantic are notable for their ambition and versatility.  Hugh Lawrie is another, although since his "House" he's been pretty much absent.  I expect he can kick back and cash those residual checks now.  But I digress.

I should check out some of those series. I need some late night entertainment that isn't too taxing.  The second quality I seek is something that is relatively accessible to stream for free.  Right now I seem to have run out of those things that my husband won't watch, so BSG might fit the bill if I can manage it.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 10, 2019, 10:43:28 AM
Haven't seen "A Knight's Tale."  Thanks to grad school, I missed about 2 decades of movies, except for the occasional art house film on campus. 

I did stream the first episode of the 2004 revamp of BSG after accidentally finding the first 5 minutes of the 1978 version with Lorne Greene.  He is best known for Bonanza, the tedious Western series, and Alpo dog food commercials ("meat.  it's a dog's natural food.").  I usually don my running shoes when I see him starring in something.  He gives me the willies for some reason.  Maybe it's that abnormally round head of his.

So I next get the Olmos version of BSG and there's robots running around with shooter arms and some blonde bad girl vision who seems to be working for the robots that not everybody can see, but you know she's trouble.  Then everybody else is enjoying high stress levels and drug induced insomnia while the President gets to keep a running reduced population count.  Maybe I missed something.  Maybe a little narrator voice over to tell me what the hell is going on.  That would have helped.

It didn't seem like a bad show and oddly enough I ran into a NYTimes article about good televised dramas that actually included that on the list.  So I'll watch some more.  One thing that was quite striking, though, was the degree to which the technologies of special effects and cinematography in both television and film have advanced in the last decade.  Even this show, filmed in 2003-04, seemed remarkably dated and sort of primitive -- although a giant leap past the 1978 version.  I expect the production values will improve in the coming seasons.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on January 10, 2019, 11:15:01 AM
Wait, did you just watch 33 instead of the miniseries? Tricia Helfer actually carries a lot of work as multiple characters. Basically, it's just baltar who has a six in his head. Is it Madness? Is it a chip in his head? Is it an Angel? Is it a Demon? The answer WILL disappoint you. But the human form Cylons run in lines. So you've got Ms. Helfer, who is model line six, but other models are SPOILERS.


During the series, they used the shorthand "head six" for the vision, and Caprica six for the actual incarnation. There are many other sixes out there. My favorite was the political six, Natalie. She's in the famous last supper photo the show put out.

The drug induced insomnia is a real world problem, I once had to write a school paper on an American Pilot who wiped out two teams of Canadian Special Forces because they had him on too many go pills (amphetamines) and he decided they were the enemy.

Unless you're talking about President Laura Roslin. She uses the controversial "chamala root" treatment to bolster her claim as "the dying leader" of colonial religion. That won't come back to bite her in the ass... at all.
Seriously though, 33 just drops you right the frak in, with no time to explain. Miniseries is pretty long, but it's a good 'un.

My favorite bit is in the literal last ride off Caprica, an old lady asks Baltar to read her lottery number, as she can't find her glasses. Take another look, they're on her head.

My mom does that, a lot.


Not only were the SFX REALLY EXPENSIVE, they actually had to cut back. There is a deeply painful emotional scene in which Edward James Olmos destroys a prop I won't mention because spoilers.


Turns out that "prop" was a $200,000 Museum piece, So they had to go real human for the drama after that, as shooty space ships cost money.


A lot of the roughness with the effects is intentional though. You may notice shots that are far away, as if they set the cameras up in the wrong place, or poo hitting "The camera" where no camera would be.


My dad really loved the 70's BSG, me, not so much. It's essentially space Mormons.


As to that survivor count, The colonials went from 50 billion souls to 50,298, in about 12 hours.

At the time, the show was routinely called "The best show on television"  a claim they continued to use well after the writing decline. :(
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 10, 2019, 11:23:45 AM
I watched BSG Season 1 via the site you told me about a while back.  Thank you again for that.

There are still people on some planet, Caprica, with the shooter robots running around and that woman in white, blondie, up to no good.  Shoot her and there's another one, so she's clearly some kind of evil replicant. 

The blonde one on the ship keeps spouting quasi scripture at the Gael or whatever his name is:  good looking conflicted brunette guy.  I'm often in search of glasses that I have in pocket or other absurd proximity, so I can relate.  I used to have better than 20:20 vision, and then I got old.  Ha.  Some 13th ship they thought was lost suddenly shows up but they're suspicious and finally blow it up as it looks like a Cyclon ploy.  How did they come up with that name, Cyclon?  It sounds like a washing machine or a new synthetic fabric.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on January 10, 2019, 01:17:35 PM
Cylon. Inherited from the 78 series. They like tossing out colloquial slurs. Toasters and Chromejobs for the mechanical version, Skinjob for the human form. I think Skinjob dates from Blade Runner, but it's been a long time since I viewed the film. Like on VHS and Blockbuster existed.


I think the miniseries really would have helped out a lot, but you're already to the point where Lee smoked the Olympic carrier. That gives him series long PTSD. They made a movie about it. Seriously. RAZOR 2009.

Honestly, given a few deleted scenes, which don't count, so don't worry about it, those metal Cylons hate like you wouldn't believe. Those gun arms on the chromejobs are a kindness.

Essentially, Colonel Tigh, played by the very skilled Michael Hogan, had his own "quint moment" like Robert Shaw in jaws. He explains the Cylons liked to go for aft fire control stations and vent the ships, but along the way, they'd use those spidery claw hands to rip out stomachs. Yeah, that would have been a very different BSG.


Colonel Tigh first witnessed death after he gunned down an old model cylon centurion (They used the '78 models in flashbacks) He found a fellow crewman disemboweled.


Michael Hogan is a treasure, really, he is. By the way, he's supposed to be 78 in the series, and Adama is supposed to be 73 I believe.


Gaius Baltar (I think you called him gael) is probably my favorite character in BSG, aside from a few times they hand him the idiot ball, and he really naffs up. As a self serving narcissist, he really should have ducked when the idiot ball came flying for him.


Essentially, ALL OF THE SERIES is his fault. He thought with his richard, and it caused a holocaust. Specifically, he got hired to rewrite GPS... for the military. Cause he was buddies with the President.


He was sleeping with a Blonde, whose name he never bothered learning. She offered to "check his code" which he believed was a Raytheon style swerve. And it Kind of WAS!


Natassi (her fake name he never bothered learning) worked for Integrated Systems Engineering. (Raytheon, boeing, Haliburton, whatevs)


So the GPS update goes out, and everyone is frakked. It's an off switch, for everything. War of the Worlds level poo. It's not really even a virus, it was a legit update.


And Galactica was running windows 98. So they live, because they were the shittiest ship in the fleet. Like if the USS Midway launched for Operation Enduring Freedom.


In fact, Starbuck gets hit with the Windows Update beam, and is confused, then shreds the cylon with the machine guns on her fighter. Kinda fun scene.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bks8Dqtp43s
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 10, 2019, 03:51:47 PM
I found this useful article in salon.com.  https://www.salon.com/2008/04/02/bsg_explainer/ (https://www.salon.com/2008/04/02/bsg_explainer/)

So is the miniseries described here the Lorne Greene stuff from the late 1970's?
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Post by: 8ullfrog on January 11, 2019, 12:10:59 PM
No Lorne Green ever in nBSG. The theme song does show up later as a colonial or military anthem, but it's a blink and you'll miss it moment.

Miniseries essentially explains most of the stuff you're having trouble with. Also has my favorite scene in the series, where Lee is actually REQUIRED to hang out with his dad. There's not a lot of love lost there, and Jaime Bamber sells the crap out of the scene.

I read your salon guide, can't say I dig their take, but it's mostly accurate. Apollo is Lee's callsign. It WAS Richard Hatch's name in the original tho.


He plays a very different character down the line, I think you'll "like" him. He never gave up on reviving battlestar.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 11, 2019, 07:42:10 PM
So I'm looking at the site you recommended to me a while back and there are several shorter features:  BSG The Plan 2009 (112 min); BSG 2003 (183 min); BSG Razor 2007 (104 min).  The 183 minute one sounds like it might lay the groundwork for the series I'm currently watching (Season 1, 2003).

It would help if you can direct me to which of these will allow me to patch together some of what's going on.  The episodes are sort of jumping around and it's hard to get a coherent narrative out of them.  I'm up to s1:4 now.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on January 12, 2019, 12:35:58 PM
Don't watch the plan yet. It's essentially a curtain being pulled back on the Cylons and their true motives. It also came out after the series ended.

BSG 2003 is more than likely the miniseries, and should definitely clear up the parts that are bugging you. The series was pretty good at show not tell, aside from a few ass pulls.

Razor is fuzzy, it jumps around quite a bit, but officially, it slots in the middle of Season 2, after the episode "The Captain's Hand" You can actually skip it and not miss much, but it's a fun movie in it's own right.

Good news is you haven't really hit any "holy frakkin poo" moments yet, and the miniseries should defog things quite a bit.

That being said, what did you think of the prison ship episode? Tom Zarek originally played Apollo in the original BSG, so it's essentially Apollo v Apollo.

Also fun political poo, there was a teachers riot on Caprica over people not getting paid, so the President had them shot. I thiiiink it got mentioned in that episode? It's been a few years.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on January 12, 2019, 04:18:52 PM
I'm somewhat confused by the whole concept of Caprica.  If I understand, the Cylons pretty much killed everyone who wasn't on a ship, so wtf with these stragglers running about on Caprica, and why, rather than kill anyone, if the Cylons can pretty much replicate and infiltrate humans, do they need to exterminate them?  There's plenty of fuzzy logic to go around here.

The need for water and offering to have the prisoners earn get out of jail points made some sense and the election issue also, but I missed the guy who was the prisoner anti hero being the old Apollo.  That sort of stuff flies over my head.  I tried watching that miniseries but it was just a continuous showing of the first few episodes of the series 1, no difference whatsoever, so whoever uploaded it was confused.

I just finished blondie trying to get Dr. Gaius charged with conspiring with Cylons and failing.  They have a goopy cylon ship that the hotshot hot blonde pilot managed to fly off the moon she'd crashed on after shooting it out of the sky.  It's not clear what happened to whatever was flying it, or maybe it was auto controlled.

At this point, I think we're hijacking the thread.  I have frequent insomnia so I'm watching the series.  The production values seem pretty primitive and the character development is rather thin, so I can't say it's up to the standards of The Expanse, but I suspect that had a bunch more money thrown at it and it's filmed much later so at least there's more cool stuff.  I also find the sad unknowable nostalgia of the race that set up the amazing infrastructure and then died intriguing.  Julia Mao is interesting in that she basically gets sacrificed to a technology that is little understood by her evil father.  That's a far cry from "our robots are trying to kill us and doing a fine job of it" unless that's how you are reading the vestiges of the alien civilization that created the various gates, transportation systems and other devices created by the protomolecule.  I had the impression that whatever killed that nameless civilization came from outside of it, but I could be wrong.  They've pushed release of the next installment of the series (books) until March, I believe.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on January 12, 2019, 05:14:22 PM
Elevation, and the colonials have much better anti-radiation meds. It's sci-tech, to be sure, complete cowpoo in our world, but I believe you've already seen how it works.

Helo and Sharon tracked down meds, right? Those are anti-radiation. They're about as unpleasant as the meds from the fallout video games.

Rad-x gives you a limited defense against radiation. RadAway violently purges the radiation from your system... rectally. You can understand why a TV show might want to avoid this.

Survivors on caprica, and I guess golly the other 11 planets, are those who were at high altitude when the bombs came down. Caprica is an irradiated shithole. People are essentially lucky rats.


Anyway, back on Caprica, the cylons are hunting the rats. They want to kill the humans, because they believe they have inherited life from God.

Seriously. Humanity were the Children of God, Cylons were the children of Man, and they don't much like them.


The infiltration is not perfect. They've got 12 models. If they pushed that poo too hard? They'd show up on surveilance cams, poo like that. The miniseries... watch it. I don't want to ruin surprises that blew my frakkin mind when I saw them.


Imagine 12 people. now imagine they have twins. Now imagine that again. And again. And again. That's the weakness of the human form cylons.


Eh, maybe the copy you got was bent? I'll track down the original. I've had it on USB stick since 2003, but that helps you not at all.


The cylon raider is a cylon. Starbuck blew it's brains out, and is flying by ganglial responses. It smells really bad.


The water shortage is because terrorism, but yeah, they could all die. Roslin and Baltar explained supply shortages in the miniseries, it was actually pretty good compared to "We'll just replicate poo" from most Scifi.


Shelly Godfrey is another six. She isn't just trying to prosecute Gaius, she's also trying to seduce Bill Adama, and I honestly think he's embarassed for her.

I'll gladly throw a BSG thread up to stop stomping the thread, and if anyone with a stinkin' badge wants to move it, well that'd be alright with me.


I don't want to get to involved with the series Caprica, as it was an embarassing soap opera, but the whole dad using his daughter for evil economic purposes? well it's all there.

If you're wanting a dead civilization that directly lead to the damnation of their children? BSG Season 2. :P


There is also an interesting toll that might be Scriptural, or might be literal, that any ship that sets down on Kobol must pay a price in blood, but that's getting WAY ahead of ourselves.



Essentially, BSG starts on the Armistice station. An old Colonial officer shuffles through paperwork while something docks with the station.


You should see


UNIVERSAL LOGO
THE CYLONS WERE CREATED BY MAN.

THEY WERE CREATED TO MAKE LIFE EASIER ON THE TWELVE COLONIES.

AND THEN THE DAY CAME WHEN THE CYLONS DECIDED TO KILL THEIR MASTERS.

That was actually really difficult to track down, I used swatchseries, but I kept being redirected to either a fake Virus warning, or the charmingly named game, CXXX Wars.


Anyway, swatchseries labels it episode 0.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on January 19, 2019, 12:33:58 AM
Nowt.
The Six nations is coming up though
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on February 02, 2019, 02:42:50 AM
I just came here after not being able to find a subtitled version of Beat, the German series put out by amazon.  My German just isn't good enough.  Scheiße.  I don't really want to mess with amazon prime video.  It looks good, but I've run out of ideas as to how else to access it.  I think it just came out last year.

Techno guy in clubland has to deal with police and murders.  So best of both worlds.  The soundtrack is good. 

Ha.  Found out my husband had subscribed to amazon prime for work and that I now have access to the videos with subtitles.  We watched the first one.  It looked ok so far.  Definitely in the British detective/mystery vein, but with TECHNO and plenty of drugs.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on February 19, 2019, 05:36:18 AM
Prime TV series recently viewed.
Suits.  Dull smartass lawyer show.   Too many self satisfied quips to view without a barf bag.

You are Wanted.  German thriller series about a guy whose computer accounts are hacked and the ensuing problems.  It might be good but the dubbed dialogue makes it sound like a bad Disney movie.  I could not keep it up.  Hard to take it seriously.  really. give me subtitles.  EDIT:  I did find a way to have the original German version with subtitles and it was only marginally better.  I was sort of bored, really.  It was hard to care about the actors.  Some of these programs are just all style no substance.  They're supposed to have you identify with the main characters and feel sympathetic, anxious for the outcome, but this show just didn't pull it off.

Beat.  Another German thriller.  Good so far.  Thank god for the subtitles.  Why they didn't just do this with the above is beyond me.  This is a thriller that has international smuggling of weapons and organ harvesting as a backdrop to a guy who is a nightclub promoter who gets enlisted to spy on bad guys by some mysterious international under the radar police type organization.  Do people really still snort that much coke?  Oh well.  It's entertaining and better than anything else listed on here.

Four More Shots.  Sex and the City Meets Bollywood.  It was too stupid.  I couldn't hack it.

Humans.  Good looking robot helpers get exploited by humans.  Sort of like Philip K D ick lite.  We've all seen Blade Runner.  Think of that as a family friendly tv series that explores ethical issues regarding androids and there you have it.  I think it's BBC Four leaps the Atlantic.

Sneaky Pete.  Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad fame has a lot to do with this.  Hustler gets out of prison and infiltrates a family that runs a bail bond business.  His brother has managed to get the two of them into debt.  Mean crime boss Cranston has threatened to injure the non prison brother unless ex con comes  up with a hundred grand in a week.   Will he manage it?  Stay tuned.  The main guy is familiar, Sneaky Pete (Giovanni Ribisi), has good pickpocket and card shark skills.  He was in Avatar and a few other choice roles.  An accomplished actor and cast.  I had trouble warming to it.  Probably some of the best production values of the lot, although Beat is good, too.

Other than lots of reruns there is not much else (besides the brilliant Man in the High Castle and the equally good The Expanse, which I just binge watched again) in the line up that makes me think we need to keep up the subscription for more than a couple months.

There's a documentary series about Lorena Bobbit, the woman whose abusive marriage finally drove her to castrate her husband.  It was a much publicized event about 20 years ago.  This is the back story of the traumas that drove her to it and also covers the recidivist abuser who apparently went on to abuse his two subsequent wives.  Some guys just need to be hunted down by someone like the Terminator from the future, apparently.  Lacking that, brutalized humanity responds in extreme ways some times.  Haven't seen that yet, but maybe before we pull the plug...

Do they have amazon prime video available in the UK?
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Post by: 8ullfrog on February 19, 2019, 11:21:14 AM
Did you like the cheesy 90's outer limits?
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on February 19, 2019, 01:17:10 PM
No.  Not really very much.  I was sad to see that the much vaunted new series, Philip K D ick's Electric Dreams (another series available on Prime -- with more involvement by Bryan Cranston) is very much reminiscent of the recent Outer Limits.  But god, I loved the original Outer Limits.  I can remember as a child being fascinated with them "returning control of my television set" and some of the episodes really stuck with me. If memory serves, it came on after The Twilight Zone, another favorite.  There was a prevailing Cold War angst that drove those shows and made them so effective.  Maybe being in black and white with low budget sets was another.  They were spare with few special effects.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on February 19, 2019, 02:02:31 PM
well frak, I was going to suggest JUST the first season of SG-1, since they're mostly standalone episodes and don't require much investment as a viewer.

But yeah, 90's outer limits was cheesy as hell. I was watching one episode on that antenna sci fi channel comet, and the general from SG-1 was on it :P
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on February 22, 2019, 11:17:01 PM
England ATm stuffing all at rugby  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on February 24, 2019, 09:58:38 AM
Every now and then I find myself binge watching terrible programs and wondering why.  This one, "Hung," originally broadcast on HBO is about a high school athletic coach/history teacher who resorts to prostitution/gigolo status when his house is badly damaged by fire and he has no insurance.  He determines this is a good idea after attending one of those "how to become a millionaire" (let me run my hands through your pockets) seminars and realizes that his main asset that would be best capitalized is his well endowed organ of generation.

So we get lots of female frontal nudity as he services clients, but as is the case with American television, no male frontal nudity, because although his sex organ is reputedly substantial, we are not privileged to get a look and must rely on the testimony of satisfied customers.  There are secondary plots involving: ex wife (whom he still longs for), his twin adolescent kids (their interesting problems with love interests and identity issues), her second husband (prosperous & well meaning but dull), and his two warring female pimps, along with people asking for free samples and other business pitfalls.

The main character is played by Thos. Jane.  I began watching the show because I was curious about the earlier work of the actor, who plays a key role in the SyFy Series, The Expanse.  This is about as far from that role as one can get without playing a cannibalistic serial killer.  I can't say I recommend it but I am curious to see what actors are reduced to in their quest to find better roles.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on February 24, 2019, 03:29:15 PM
I feel like there's someone in Hollywood who really doesn't like Thomas Jane. He's a fantastic actor, but he's never been allowed to be a huge action star.

Also reminds me that Jason Statham is always fated to be a co-star, when his martial arts and all around physicality are INSANE.

While filming expendables 2, the brakes on his stunt truck failed, launching the truck into the ocean. He calmly exited the vehicle and swam to safety, as he was SPECIFICALLY TRAINED for this eventuality.


The Italian Job is in no way a good movie, but I loved the scene where Seth Green dubbed in his dialogue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGSVHJpDgrg



Aw crap, this is the TV section. er, at least you don't have to watch broadcast advertising?

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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on February 24, 2019, 05:13:40 PM
I looked him up on Wikipedia and am surprised at how many movies I've seen in which he played supporting roles, including Boogie Nights.  He is apparently a comic book author and founded his own publishing company, Raw Studios.  I haven't seen him in his superhero films, but he's also portrayed Mickey Mantle (the character in Hung had a promising baseball career until an injury laid him low).

He is an adept thespian, and I'm impressed at the range represented by his characters in The Expanse and Hung.  I swear to God, in Boogie Nights, he's all but unrecognizable.  That film really bristles with talent.  It stands up to multiple viewings.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd02l6wMN9A
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Post by: 8ullfrog on February 24, 2019, 05:37:04 PM
There is a Punisher short called "Laundry Day" that is far superior to the film he starred in.

The punisher sequels are NEVER worth watching, do not hurt your brain by bothering. The role was recast for the Netflix show, so Thomas Jane probably won't be playing Frank Castle again.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on February 24, 2019, 11:52:07 PM
I watched a short on youtube called Dirty Laundry, about 10 min. in length.  He adequately demonstrated the principle that glass has a greater compressive strength than steel with his use of a bottle of Jack Daniels in his acts of retribution.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on February 25, 2019, 12:07:48 AM
that's the one, it's been a few years since I watched it. I wonder if the distillery paid for that inclusion? Those square bottles are pretty tough actually.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on February 27, 2019, 02:10:36 AM
Stephen King's "Under The Dome."  Filmed in stupidvision. 
The brother in law from Breaking Bad gets to be a main bad guy.  His son is a real psycho.
Chester's Mill mysteriously covered by a dome, impenetrable.  People hurt by its sudden appearance, everyone running around saying "WTF?"  The soundtrack features a large horn section making sure you can't ever relax, because "This is SERIOUS and MYSTERIOUS and creepy."  OK.  Enough.  I get it.  If I were a CGI person, I'd love to work on this because you get to do domes and lots of explosions and crashes.  Flames and smoke FTW!!!

I threw up my hands in the middle of the 3rd episode and decided to read the New York Times instead.

On the other hand, the four part Lorena Bobbit documentary was really well done and a pleasure to watch.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on February 27, 2019, 09:33:51 PM
I vaguely remember complaining about that one in realtime! The money shot of the whole series is the damn bisected cow.

They kept coming up with stupid reasons to keep them in the dome. One thing I found offensive is that it's a ripoff of a far better R.L. Stine serial, which means Stine probably stole it too.

Specifically, town wakes up, no power, and they can't leave town. The stine story didn't use a dome, they just couldn't leave. It wasn't like silent hill either.

So the town bands together, blah blah blah it was dumbed down for kids.

Anyway, spoiler is it's an Ant Farm. But the Ants are in the place of the humans! I've never been able to track this down, but it was a chiller thriller book club magazine.

I have seen the alien zoo concept a couple times, most recently in guardians of the galaxy. They saved Laika!
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on February 28, 2019, 12:46:37 AM
Luis Buñuel's Exterminating Angel is more entertaining.  A group of people at a cocktail party, each too polite to leave.  This goes on for days.  It's black comedy at its finest.  No need for CGI, no domes, just absurd humor.

I'll have to check the Stine story you mentioned.

I'm back at the 3rd season of The Man in the High Castle.  The costumes and the sets are just fabulous.  The flags, the hair and makeup.  What a brilliant show.  It departs significantly from the novel, but it's still fine.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on February 28, 2019, 10:46:16 AM
Thanks.  Since I have no interest in pursuing the series or the book, do they ever explain how the dome got there?

I've seen the tv adaptation of The Dead Zone (maybe it was a movie?  idk as  I saw it on tv) with Christopher Walken, who did a creditable job with the part.  It was sad, but satisfying.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on February 28, 2019, 02:57:25 PM
Dome was a one off, and yes, and it's stupid.

The Walken movie Dead zone was fantastic, the TV show was horrible, even though it had the super cute ezri dax in it.

It was like they were trying to blend a police procedural with 7th Heaven. Schmaltzy poo.

The movie is straight up horror, and almost seems too good to be King.

Rare straight up hero role for Walken too. I feel like his absurdly skilled acting has relegated him to "HOLY poo IT'S CHRISTOPHER WALKEN" roles.

Or maybe he just likes small parts? He has a standing invitation to host SNL whenever he likes. So does Alec Baldwin.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 01, 2019, 01:47:18 AM
I read the Wikipedia synopsis and it sounded really idiotic.

Just finished Counterpart, a Starz program.  It was interesting and intelligent in riffing on the split Berlin situation.  A kind of science fiction post cold war thriller.  The acting was decent.  I think they could have lightened up a bit on the sad string music, but otherwise it was well done.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 02, 2019, 02:07:35 AM
Umbre, a Romanian series via amazon prime.  It seems really good.  Cab driver/bag man for some gangsters and his adventures.  So far, it's been really entertaining.  The main character is quite laconic, doesn't talk much, but he's a smart guy, kind of restrained.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 05, 2019, 12:11:07 PM
Endeavour, another series finished. another year to wait 
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 08, 2019, 12:36:52 PM
We love Endeavour.  I was just commenting to my husband that it does such a great job of laying out the back story to the guy that eventually becomes the cantankerous, frustrated, and lonely Morse.  The episodes are all well done and compelling.  We're rewatching it now.

I just finished another one of Amazon Prime's euro fest tv shows.  This one was done by TnT Europe.  "Four Blocks."  About a family of Islamic immigrants who have been in Berlin, Germany for 3 decades, and prevented from earning a legitimate living until they achieve legal resident status, something that they long for as they'd prefer to go straight.  But, in the meantime, they've resorted to selling drugs, protection schemes and other nefarious activities.  An undercover cop infiltrates their group and we follow their developments.  Conflicts within the family as the women disapprove of the violent and illegal activities of their husbands (who tell them to shut up and go clean the house or whatev'); as the men disagree about how to deal with problems from rival gangs -- there's a particularly creepy and ruthless American style motorcycle club called the Cthulhus who are more than prone to violence and who are constantly fighting over drug turf with the Islamic family.  There's plenty to keep you occupied in terms of plot development and the acting is really good.  The bad guys really make your skin crawl and there are internal conflicts within the more virtuous characters.  I just finished Season 1.  I was pleased to see there's another one.  It sort of reminds me of The Wire, the David Simon series that is based in Baltimore.

I was annoyed that seasons 2 & 3 of Shadows (Umbre), the Romanian gangster series, is not available on Prime or anywhere else for that matter.  I guess I could find it in a video store in Bucharest, but that's a bit far to travel for late night entertainment.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 23, 2019, 02:03:22 AM
Back to American Gods.  I don't know the book but the show is pretty entertaining.
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Post by: goldshirt*9 on March 23, 2019, 11:43:04 PM
read the book, mmmmmmmmm
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Post by: Beatrix on March 24, 2019, 12:17:37 PM
I've been rewatching inuyasha until recently when I caught up with what I've seen last night.  So, now I have much to watch that I haven't seen yet.  It's pretty nice, kinda like some of the books and comics i haven't read in forever and now there's more to read because more has been released since I took hiatus.
Wish I could do this with my shows, but alas, I am eagerly waiting for game of thrones final season like the rest of us.  I have been saving walking dead though, haven't watched the newest season yet.  I'm pained that Vikings was canceled.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on March 27, 2019, 11:49:43 PM
Ran out of things to watch, so I found more of You're the Worst.  That show jumped the shark a while back and I thought it was over, but it's back for one more revenue producing season, because we have to wring every last cent out of our investment, right?

I like to see some things through to the end.  I need a break from the maths now.  Fun but hard, so I watch crap tv sometimes to blow out the cobwebs.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on March 28, 2019, 01:00:00 AM
I'm still on Season 1 of my SG1 rewatch. I suck at this.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 07, 2019, 03:48:46 AM
I started watching "Fortitude," set in a northern island town of the same name in Norway.  Why would anyone want to live in this godforsaken place?  It's cold and grim.  Soap opera ensues and spiced up with horror movie variety parasite coming from wooly mammoth unearthed from the permafrost.  Of course it makes people murderous and crazy, hence the horror movie aspect of it.  I got tired of it about episode 8 of season 1.  Life's too short.

It was promising.  It has some decent actors, but it just got to be too stupid for my tastes.  Of course, I'm sort of intolerant of dull zombie series where people just go around shooting others in the head.  This did not necessarily take that tack but it tracks in a parallel direction.

Also on my list for tv series to disdain:  "A Very English Scandal."  Think:  Walt Disney decides to make an upbeat tv show about closeted gay people in the 1960's starring Hugh Grant, an actor who seems to have been out partying when they were handing out gravitas.  Lite n laffy.  The other actors are much better.  The contrast of talent is especially glaring when one sees Ben Whishaw opposite Grant.  The former can act rings around the latter.  Grant seems to have one speed, whether he's in "Lair of the White Worm," "Four Weddings and a Funeral" or this farce.  For a while, I thought I'd accidentally tuned into a Harry Enfield skit, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHR5Ly3TrwM  The whole thing is sort of flippant and verging on incredible, despite the claims of having been based on a true story.  We will probably watch more of it, because of Whishaw and Alex Jennings, who plays a credible supporting role, but it could have been much better.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on April 07, 2019, 11:44:25 AM
I think there was a show that had a similar parasite premise set in DC, but reality made the show redundant, so they canceled it. I can't remember the name of the show, dead something. Impossible to google, you just get stupid walking dead poo. God I hate Walking Dead.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 07, 2019, 09:02:53 PM
I tried to like that series, and I just can't.  It's stress fest and when will yet another zombie appear that you have to dispatch by gore laden gunshots to their noggin?  How many exploding heads can one person watch?  It's like some kind of WPA program for the animation department so they can depict the carnage.  Snore.

I'm still enjoying the Man in the High Castle, which I'm restrained from consuming quickly because I have promised to watch it with my husband.  Don't know that I'll have much late night viewing to watch except for American Gods.  There should be another episode of that out tonight.  And of course I'm counting the days until the return of GOT.  Odd that they'll wrap up the show before George RR Martin writes the next book.  What's he waiting for, anyway?

That also reminds me that the next volume in the Expanse series is supposed to have been published in March.  I just checked and it's out!  Tiamat's Wrath.  I'm reading a couple other novels so it will have to wait but I'm psyched.  I'm also curious to know how that series will develop now that amazon is producing it.

I've never seen Stargate SG-1.  You are watching it again, so I assume you liked it the first time around?
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Post by: 8ullfrog on April 07, 2019, 09:39:42 PM
eh, I feel like a lot of characters became idiots in the last season because they ran out of source material. Tyrion and Littlefinger especially.

Varys and Melisandre have basically been put on a bus.

I liked Kit Harrington on SNL, but he kept doing this wheedly American Accent in the sketches, and I couldn't for the life of me understand why.

In the monologue, Emilia clark implied she bent him between episodes, and it was filmed. Not Jon Snow / Daenerys. Also, Rose Leslie was like, 20 feet away, and demanded spoilers.

Also John Bradley implied he dies by dragon fire, which was super funny.

The highlights of the entire show were the monologue and first sketch, which was GOT spin-offs. Most of them were garbage, but they got Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T to do a GOT - SVU segment. Mariska kinda rushed Ice, who was having fun with it. She should have rolled with it more. Still, it was funny. Also nerd compliant, they were working Flea Bottom.

Damn, how the hell did I get her name right on the first try?
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 07, 2019, 09:57:32 PM
Isn't she Jayne Mansfield's daughter?  I sometimes turn on Law & Order SVU to sleep to in the middle of the afternoon.  There's an over the air network called Ion TV that likes to run back to back episodes of various cop shows all day.  They have a rotating schedule.

Sometimes I like to sleep for a half hour in the middle of the day and I find that various shows:  Judge Judy, True Crime Files, or SVU are all great to sleep to because they have a droning and repetitive aspect.  If they aren't on, I try for educational programs about sewing.  If that won't put you to sleep I can't think of what will.

As for that Boxing episode of BSG.  I also thought it was stupid, so it's funny that you escaped due to that.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on April 07, 2019, 10:17:19 PM
Is ION o-t-a? I thought they were a budget pack-in for cable companies.

Not only is she her daughter, she was in the car, laying down. I don't like SVU simply because my life has been affected by that type of crime.

I found the Sesame Street cross particularly disturbing. Like John Mullaney says, We work Sex Crimes Ice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1sd4CRcaE0

And like I said yeah, I was so gung-ho, I told them to scan my hard drive. Because I burned those episodes off. [And did not download that particular episode. any time they made starbuck a martyr, I was like "pass" and she was a real joker in that one]

I miss those days, my buddy had his dad send us the new episodes of SG-1, which once again, I'm still on disk 3, S1 on my rewatch, and I suck.

But yeah, the boxing episode had the chief tyrol outtake where he goes "Yeah whatever, commander, Admiral, whatever the golly your name is"  And it's just gold. Total grease monkey finally goes off on the boss tone. I have a feeling Aaron Douglas and Wil Wheaton were equally commited to their roles. Wheaton said when he visited the Vegas Star Trek Experience, he sat at the helm and pretended to fly the ship. That's sad, AND amazing. like how does that even work?


I made an enemy today at the Goodwill. I bought S1 and S2 of Angel, and S3 had a missing disk. I've brought this to the front desk of goodwill twice, and they just put it back out again.

So I brought it to the attendants notice. She was not sympathetic, and just said "It's as-is honey"  Which I considered horse poo, so I got in the sales line, and waited. The lady at the desk has been there for a long time, sometimes we talk when she's on her smoke break. I showed her the missing disk, and said I understand if they want to sell it like that, but it should at least be labeled.

She pulled out some masking tape, and marked that "Movie 7 is missing". That's not... entirely accurate, but it's more than her bottom coworkers were willing to do.

Attendant gave me snake eyes the whole time.

She can kiss my as-is.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on April 08, 2019, 04:35:31 PM
Heart disease.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 08, 2019, 06:46:38 PM
The Goodwill is hit or miss.  Sometimes you get a real sweetheart behind the counter and other times, not so much.

There's a chain up here called Thrift Town which is more fun.  I'm sure you'd find it entertaining.  They don't have any SoCal stores.

I saw the final episode of "You're the Worst."  It was predictable.  As series go, you could do a great deal worse.  It's on FXX.  I want to go back to the Man in the High Castle.  It sort of mirrors the Trump administration, at least the European power in charge of the Eastern U.S.
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Post by: 8ullfrog on April 08, 2019, 11:24:58 PM
eh, I was put off back when YTW was announced, and that was when we paid for cable.

Mom watches wagon train daily, and it's shockingly horrible. Native Americans are treated as animals.

Today it was some family whose cistern went dry, and the dad was like the dubbed kung fu films, talking about shooting the horse.

The mosey on through cowboy thought that was poo, and the convenient criminal was a douser.

I thought they were making the douser dig his grave, but he was dousing.

Then the kid hit the cowboy with a shovel and got shot. I got excited for a bit, very few times does the little poo get what is coming, but they let him live. My headcanon is the wound got infected and the kid had to have the arm removed, learning his lesson.

Reminded me of Rust Cohle, from the fantastic true detective. "If the only thing keeping a person decent is the expectation of divine reward, then brother, that person is a piece of poo, and I'd like to get as many of them out in the open as possible."
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 09, 2019, 12:03:43 AM
YTW is sort of gendered in its intended audience. I suspect most viewers are women.  Same with The Good Fight, a spinoff to The Good Wife.  They're basically soap operas of one kind or another.  YTW is pitched to a younger demographic.  It's a damned sight better than Mad About You, which made me nauseated.  Several of my friends loved that show.  I wanted to throw loaves of bread at the tv whenever it was on.  There's definitely tv that fits into the "chick flick" category. 

When I was a child, my mother would turn on CBS in the afternoons and so I was treated to one soap opera after another.  The shows were formulaic and sometimes the writing was so over the top it was entertaining.  But they were regular and predictable.
When I was older, I figured out that many of the actors on shows like As the World Turns, did the show because it was a steady paycheck that allowed them to live in Manhattan and they often would get jobs on better shows like Law and Order.  I once saw one of the actors who played a doctor on that show walking down the street when I lived on the Upper West Side.

Wagon Train, eh?  There's some over the air channels here that have non stop westerns like Bonanza showing.  I used to watch Gunsmoke a long time ago, but it's pretty grim.  Bonanza isn't really my cup of tea.  I do like Westworld, though and look forward to its return.  I gather you aren't much of a fan of that show, either.  I could revert to reading, and probably will, but I'm tired and it's easier to watch tv than to pick up a book.
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Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 18, 2019, 10:11:52 AM
Currently watching Drifters, about a trio of shallow party girls approaching their 30's who mostly don't have a clue, run through men like tissues, and can't hold down a steady job.  They live in Leeds and disdain London, where most of their mates from University have migrated. 

There's little to like about them at the end of the day, but somehow it's funny and I keep watching it.  Two more episodes and I'll be done.  Then I can go back to reading Balzac and Herodotus.  If that sounds like a strange mix, it is, but I think it would require years of analysis to explain it.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: Schmoogsley on April 18, 2019, 02:34:37 PM
Then I can go back to reading Balzac and Herodotus.
Balzac eh? lol When I was in college, there was this guy we called Balzac (for reasons I can't mention). Anyway, he thought we were calling him 'Ball Sack'. LMAO! Boy, that was a deep dig into the past. Not trying to lead on as if I was an avid Balzac reader, I remember it as 'required reading'.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 18, 2019, 05:16:55 PM
Balzac is a brilliant writer with a great sense of human foibles and a very dry wit.  Lost Illusions is just wonderful. 

I was thinking of Drifters and it reminds me a bit of Trailer Park Boys, only with minimal jail time and a female cast, none of whom has any penchant for pets.  I love TPB, and maybe that explains why I kept watching Drifters, even though the characters are generally not as charming.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: Schmoogsley on April 18, 2019, 05:53:51 PM
Ha, I forgot about Trailer Park Boys. I've watched it a few times, cracked me up pretty good. "That's a nice phucking kitty!" lol Is that a Netflix show? I opted out of netflix a few years ago because I just didn't have time for it. I already have Amazon Prime Video & Cable TV (Comcast). When I'm working, I only get Mondays off. This current disabled life will become a faded memory in a month or 2. God, at least I sure hope so. Idleness doesn't go well with me (Demons love idle minds). Or however that old saying goes.

Going to bed early tonight. Damn thunderstorm kept me up last night. Had my torture session today (have physical therapy every Thursday). I'm afraid of that little girl. She likes to hurt me.  :(
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 24, 2019, 02:45:53 AM
This thread should read, "what tv shows are you watching."

So I have been looking for programs to fill in late night viewing between airings of GoT, American Gods and The Good Fight.

I blasted through Fleabag, which wasn't too bad.  Now I'm watching the Australian "Wonderland."  It's like "Friends" but with surfers and 2 days of beard growth worn on guys who seriously think they can dress like that and still be bankers.  Great god.  I kind of want to tie them all in a sack and throw some concrete blocks in the bag to insure they sink when I toss the whole cast overboard.  It features sensitive acoustical guitar music as well as impossibly pretty actors.  The women are generally idiots except for lawyer girl who is irresistibly attracted to visiting Brazilian surfer, a guy who is the most handsome (quien es más guapo?).   The interjection of insulin coma inducing sensitive music makes me lunge for the mute button.  This is twaddle, starring people that you want to hit with a cold dead fish every second they are on screen.

I can't stop watching it.  And in that I'm reminded of that train wreck, "Earth Final Conflict."  No matter how much it sucks, you just can't look away, somehow hoping it might redeem itself.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 26, 2019, 11:14:51 PM
GoT  :) :)
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 27, 2019, 02:00:55 AM
I can respect that.  It's a billion times better than Wonderland.  Oh to see Cersei show up in Sydney and tear these guys a new one.  Or an invasion of White Walkers on the beach would be good.  Don't they have salt water crocodiles down under?

Why is there no better tv at the moment?  I read until I'm too tired to read more and then I resort to tv. 
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: Schmoogsley on April 27, 2019, 03:00:34 AM
I'm glad others enjoy my home theater because I don't.  :-\ lol, oh gawd. 99% of TV/movies I think are absolute garbage. I very rarely can sit through an entire movie. I'll sit to watch a movie that most say is the greatest movie in the history of mankind and wonder what the hell is wrong with me. Then, I'll watch a movie that I'm absolutely sure will be crapola, then, I love it (Guardians Of The Galaxy). That's why I don't pay attention to reviews or anyone's opinion because it's so hit or miss with me. I feel like such an oddball. Oh well, I still love reading, researching the Internet, and listening to music. Can't say adding theater was a complete waste. Kids get a kick out of it. Oh, that's another thing, I LOVE the Minion movies. LMAO! Hell, I don't know what's wrong with me. This is why I don't report much on TV or movies on here. I loathe the majority of it. My idleness these past 3 months has confirmed this. Oh well, I think I have healed enough to start my next project; building a drumkit. Music and building stuff. That's always been my passion.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on April 27, 2019, 07:21:18 PM
Er, isn't most of Cersei's power inherited? Drop her in your scrubby soap show, and they'd probably hit on her.

Might be amusing if they don't actually speak English in Westeros. Like she's screaming at Scrubby #3 and he's like "WHY ARE YOU IN MY DISGUSTINGLY OVERDECORATED CONDO?" -I have not watched Wonderland, but you said surfer banker, so I assumed Condo-

Instead, wonder what would happen if DROGON had a little visit.

Like they're in, I dunno, some bless'ed office building, discussing a lost account or whatever the golly upscale bankers madam about.

Drogon grins, smashes the window with his little bat finger thing they have, then roasts and eats them. Like a toasted sub!
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on April 28, 2019, 09:51:37 AM
Soap opera for non discriminating millennials.  I have to mute it a lot and restrain myself from throwing white bread at the screen.  The music is just awful.  I want it to end.  It's so predictable.

That's why some kind of interjection/intervention would improve it.  Maybe a protomolecule infecting some of the more annoying characters so they'd morph into a sky gate or something more interesting.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: goldshirt*9 on April 29, 2019, 11:56:49 AM
GOT episode 3   bloody eck and there is still more of the series
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on May 02, 2019, 07:12:50 PM
Barry. It's an HBO series, Starring and Directed by Bill Hader. Supplementary viewing - True romance. You'll get more out of the episode if you've seen the film.

I really like shows and movies where bad guys get shot. Like, a lot. Might be my main viewing pleasure. That being said, When Barry racked the slide on his pistol and went for the hit, I flinched.

They didn't cowpoo the sound effect like most movies do. I know that slide rack because it's the slide rack from my pistol, and it made me flinch like it was real.

So I gotta give props, that was impressive.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 12, 2019, 02:50:51 AM
Diablo Guardian
it's an HBO/Mexico production and it has some fine actors.  There's lots of references to telenovelas and drug culture in it.  Young woman runs away from home (in Mexico City) to find a new life in NYC but encounters the same or worse scoundrels that she was fleeing from.  Hardly cheering but well done and compelling watching.  via amazon prime video.  This is after the novel of the same name.  The main character/actress is rather easy on the eyes. 
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on May 12, 2019, 03:20:48 AM
Good to see you back. Here's why I wanted you to check out Barry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zXrjeTNXJw
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 12, 2019, 11:05:57 AM
I did see the first episode a while back and liked it.  Don't know why I didn't pursue it.  I'll certainly check it out when I'm done with the whoring and the drug dealers in my current show.  I'm sure things are going to go from bad to worse.

What are you watching now?
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 16, 2019, 02:04:55 AM
Diablo Guardían is really good.  I'm in the second season.  Even the bad guys are charming as hell.  And the music is great.  This is a Mexico most of us never encounter.  The main character loves Iggy Pop.   The acting is really good and plot twists keep you guessing as to what will happen next.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: Schmoogsley on May 16, 2019, 09:57:43 AM
I will take your advice and check it out. This service comes free with Prime membership. It's why I don't have Netflix.
Hmmm, that Jeff Bezos guy is a very clever guy. (https://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj530/Squonk12/Forum%20Images/icons/Hmmm_zpszktqkpnn.gif)
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: Schmoogsley on May 16, 2019, 10:38:06 AM
Ugh. I don't have the patience for subtitles.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 16, 2019, 02:01:46 PM
The main actress has a beautiful voice and is articulate and compelling in Spanish.  There's such wonderful literature in Spanish.  So many reasons to learn the language.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: Schmoogsley on May 16, 2019, 02:41:45 PM
That's pretty cool Six. How many languages do you know? I wish I was a polyglot. Anyway, I know that's still no excuse (subtitles). I just know me too well. I'm too much of a multitasker to stare at the screen nonstop. Only way is with audio assist. lol

Holy crap! The hail is coming down hard right now.:-\  Maybe I better turn everything off til this blows over?
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 16, 2019, 06:06:36 PM
I have reading knowledge of 4 languages, other than English.  I sound stupid in most of them.  But if I pay good attention I can understand them when spoken after a while.  It helps to stay in practice.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on May 17, 2019, 09:31:28 PM
Hey Schmoogs, you should watch Barry. It has the insult "You are king of suckballs mountain!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t52HuOuBxOc


lol, on rewatch, I missed quite a bit in this scene. The shooter can't shoot, but was afraid to tell NoHo Hank because of power dynamics.

Hank doesn't know how to hire assassins, and makes a joke about going to John Wick Hotel

Hank was pretty solid with dying right there, because he respects Barry (Even though he just tried to kill him)

Hank is just fantastic. Interestingly enough, he doesn't shave his eyebrows, he just has no hair. Most of his acting jobs he has to wear fake eyebrows and wigs, but holy poo does he sell a character.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: Schmoogsley on May 17, 2019, 10:10:54 PM
I will check it out. I wish the nurse would hurry up and dress it up so I can go home. Only took 2 stitches. I really need to be more careful.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on May 17, 2019, 10:33:52 PM
My only complaint is that it's 30 minutes instead of an hour.

It's like, a soothing drink after Game Of Thrones kicks you in the balls with bad writing. (A lot of people are saying this online)
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: Schmoogsley on May 17, 2019, 11:23:09 PM
5 bless'ed hours! I am FURIOUS!  >:(  Not going back to that place EVER again. Goodnight.

(https://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj530/Squonk12/Forum%20Images/foot_zpseupciltw.jpg)
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 18, 2019, 12:26:24 AM
Ouch.  That reminds me of the Star Trek where Doc went back in the past with Spock & Kirk and freaked out over 20th c. healing procedures.  He said "they cut and sew people like they were garments!" 
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on May 18, 2019, 01:17:35 AM
IV, he calls them barbaric, then gives an old woman a pill that makes dialysis irrelevant.


It ages extremely poorly. Nowadays it looks like they were gods acting like complete retards in the 1980's.


Also kind of weird they give so few shits, when previously, a Whacked out on drugs McCoy managed to end WWII, in NAZI GERMANY's favor.


Also weird that Joan Collins had to die, but Catherine Hicks can just hitch a ride to the future, where she'd be on the intellectual level of a four year old.

Oh, and the reason they're at the hospital in the first place is because they sent Uhura and Chekov, the ONLY DANG RUSSIAN ON THE SHIP aboard the 1986 USS Enterprise to steal NUCLEAR MATERIAL. With scanners that looked like C4 charges.


He fell off a ledge. Oh, but when he was being interrogated by the marines they thought he was retarded.


I did like that Dr. Taylor immediately dumped Kirk, he was a shitty date. Invite a girl to dinner, and then expect her to pay for him and his hippy friend? richard move, Admiral.

little c might be amused by the fact that apple computers are featured in the film, it's an Apple Plus.

Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 18, 2019, 02:18:00 AM
I watched a couple episodes of Barry tonight as it was quicker than the usual two hour long episodes of Diablo Guardían.  It's entertaining enough.  I'm waiting to see if it develops into something more.

I'm so tired these days, that anything can entertain me at that time of day.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on May 18, 2019, 02:29:59 AM
I think that might be why Barry takes the edge off Thrones, it's a very simple plot.

He kills people. He's good at it. He craves something else. Sadly, something else drags him back into killing people.

He's still good at it.

Everyone else is bad at everything.

I also think Sarah Goldberg is running over the Sally Character. Like Sally is a self absorbed narcissist, but more is being done with her than that.

I also heard she ran way over on her rant in the latest episode, and it's fantastic. You go from Barry doing his stupid "poo-pie" rehearsal to her just tearing down the Whedon style woman empowering poo that's always written by men.

And then they cut to Bill Hader, who had just done the "Who wants some pieeeee" line, and he's got the thousand yard stare on. Most shows would have cut that.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: Schmoogsley on May 18, 2019, 07:07:51 AM
Ha, I'm VERY familiar with that Star Trek episode. I was even MORE of a Star Trek TNG fan. Jesus, that was 30 years ago. How depressing.

Hey, this scallywag hurts. It didn't hurt last night? At least I had a nice pork roast dinner ready when I got home last night. I'm gonna go in there and chow on  some more of it for breakfast.  ;)

I shouldn't have posted that pic. That's kinda gross. Sorry.  ???
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on May 18, 2019, 09:45:31 AM
Longer, Enterprise is coming up on 18 years now. Only thing I liked about that is they actually had a main computer for the enterprise.

Well, eight macs working in tandem.

Yup, NX-01 ran on Tiger. I used to have cool shots of the actual machines, but that's long gone.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 20, 2019, 09:14:12 PM
I have a Powerbook 92 still plugged in.  It takes floppy discs.  Has a 256 Mb memory.  I like the background pattern and the Water Balloons game on there.  It has a trackball.  It works better than my Macbook Air.  That's got to have the crappiest trackpad in the history of the world.  That's what happens when Apple gets too comfortable and decides to throw their energy into cell phones and now, what next?  TV shows?

Other than Barry, nothing much going on in TV land.  Watching the end of GoT was agonizing, like going to the funeral of your drunk great uncle and knowing that he'd think the whole process was absurd.  It was hard to sit through it.  I'm done with Diablo Guardian and would be happy to find something else.  The Good Fight has gotten nearly unbearably stupid.  Not that it was all that good in the first place.  Just another nighttime lawyer drama on the CBS women's network.  Gak.  Sometimes I wonder why I watch it.  Maybe I miss my childhood afternoons trying to puzzle out As the World Turns.  At least when those soap operas were over we got good 4 p.m. movies with Godzilla, House on Haunted Hill (Vincent Price version), House of Wax, Mothra, you know, the classics. 
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: Schmoogsley on May 20, 2019, 10:04:11 PM
CBS Women's Network? lol That's funny. Well, you know what I think about 99% of the crap on TV. I started watching the 'Naked & Afraid' reality shows on Discovery. 2 strangers, 1 male, 1 female are dropped off naked in the middle of the wilderness and they have to survive for 21 days. What cracks me up is when they guy drops out after a couple days and the woman makes it the whole 21 days. lol "I hope she doesn't drag me down man, but, I will try to help her along". 3 days later: "Boo hoo hoo, I'm tapping out man, I wanna go home. Waa waa waa!" LMAO! bless'ed cracks me up.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 26, 2019, 11:50:12 PM
Watching Season 2 of Barry, and really liking it.

Also onto Season 2 of Fleabag, which is also good, but in a different way.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on May 27, 2019, 03:51:58 PM
We have to wait a year for more Barry. AAAAARRRRGGGHHH.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on May 28, 2019, 01:24:59 AM
Yeah.  It sort of leaves you hanging.  I finished both series tonight and started watching Enlightened with Laura Dern.  It's in the chick flick/Lifetime series type show but it's got better acting and writing than most of it.  I am trying not to be bored.

I've sort of run out of stuff to watch, so I'll see what else is available.   We have been watching Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle season 4.  He's so smart and funny in many unexpected ways.  At times savagely so, but I still enjoy him and he holds up to multiple viewings.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on May 28, 2019, 04:44:46 PM
I gave Preacher another shot, started at the beginning, but I felt sick and went to bed after the pilot.

Wasn't the show that made me sick, something I ate disagreed with me. Preacher is extremely violent. It's moments of fun shine brightly through the absolute darkness of the setting. I remember really liking Cassidy my first go-around, and he is charmingly horrible in the pilot.

I understand they're up to three seasons now.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 09, 2019, 02:02:46 AM
I'm about half way through season 2, but it's beginning to lag a bit.

I started watching the Chernobyl series this evening.    What a dog's breakfast of a public safety disaster that was.  It's chilling to see bureaucrats acting contrary to the public weal and refusing to admit how serious a problem it was, much to the detriment of the local populations.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on June 09, 2019, 09:30:23 AM
I never really liked the theme during the credits, but S2 really made me hate it. Least liked part of the show.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 09, 2019, 10:44:28 AM
Chernobyl is like a horror movie, only it's real.  That's what makes it all the more compelling.  I can remember being in Europe the year after it happened and there was still widespread anxiety about eating plants and the effects of the fallout in Germany, Hungary and Greece.  Totally creepy.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on June 09, 2019, 01:27:53 PM
Russia intends to make a counter series and blame everything on American spies.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 09, 2019, 01:55:39 PM
It's obvious that this is a vast melodrama and that several characters are just made up to satisfy Hollywood's idea of what will sell to the American public.  I think it says more about the US government at this time than the Soviets in the 1980's.  There's plenty of lying and obfuscation to go around here and while there may have been a pressing need to minimize the terrible situations surrounding/following this accident, it's believable that there would be an attempt to avoid widespread panic and to maintain calm and order while things got sorted out.  It makes me think more of the Trump administration than the Stalinist USSR that the producers of this show seem to confuse with Gorbachev's incipient Glasnost period.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 14, 2019, 05:59:26 PM
So I'm watching Preacher and like it pretty well but the whole business of soul extraction is problematic for any number of reasons.  First, the idea that it's corporeal.  That you can take it out and put it in a test tube is basically ridiculous.  It also messes with the Cartesian mind body dualism on which much of Western philosophy is based.  The commodification of souls is a bit of a stretch.  The vampires are pretty funny though.  And I like the general moral ambivalence of most characters.  Hitler expounding his ideology at the fast food counter and the receptive audience is another witty touch.  This sure beats most of what's on network tv.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on June 15, 2019, 01:53:11 PM
"Soul Happy Go Go" is Japanese. It is based in Osaka.

Also weird you chose that point to be a stickler on, considering Humperdoo. Maybe you're not up to Humperdoo yet.

Additionally, there are vast conspiracies involved in the show. Soul Extraction would be one of the things they would prefer not being public information, thus, they'd support Carteasian mind body dualism. People who supported opposing viewpoints would be suppressed, brutally. Probably killed.

If Soul extraction were possible, you know the Health industry would get in on that.

Funny enough, the Foreign competition managed to edge out domestic soul business.

Also interesting, HEAVEN is running a con game, as shown in the S1 finale.

I feel like, without the baggage, or nowadays, even WITH the baggage, Hitler would likely find it fairly easy to build or supplant a movement. He's also learned quite a bit in hell. Eugene really bent up.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 15, 2019, 03:00:18 PM
I just finished Season 3.

The cloned humperdoos were odd and comical (I liked the tap dancing part) but did not make a great deal of sense in that it's hard to imagine that the church could keep control over the bloodline of Christ for over 2000 years.  Nor is there any evidence that Christ had sex.  But even if he had, his son would have had to have had sex with someone else and his son, likewise, and so on, so that there would be a significant watering down of the initial genetic information, right?  Like your ancestor from 2000 years ago would not be expected to share huge similarities with you, would he/she?

As for the Church or its affiliates running a con game, well the minute the Roman imperium got involved with the church (Constantine's mother converted, as did many high placed women under the Empire, and he converted on his death bed), eventually adopting it as the state religion (a real departure from the multiple faiths that were practiced without interference so long as they paid taxes) the potential for corruption on all levels was there.  The big father who explodes near the end of season 3 is an incarnation of sloth, gluttony, greed, anger, pride, envy, nearly all of the 7 deadly sins (lust appears to have been missing).  I apologize for the long parenthetical inserts but I'm lazy today.

What is sort of comical is that everyone seems to be running a scam:  vampires (Les enfants du sang), granma (Angelville), and the church/private corporation combo behind the Grail.  You get a guy who has something genuinely supernatural and it is not isolated goodness, but a divine reflection of all those earthly bodies that are purportedly there as beneficial agencies but actually busy either stealing worldly goods or worse from the marks who subscribe to them.  Where this all leaves our preacher remains to be seen.

I kind of don't get the whole "I borrowed my satan suit from the wardrobe of the Stephen King "The Stand" miniseries strain though.  Satan makes deals to drag the living into hell because God is on the lam?  and why is God in a dog suit, unless he's decided to reverse the spelling of his name and thinks it would be cute?  And why is he focused on Tulip?  The anus faced guy is just annoying.  Hitler is funny, but where they are going with that is beyond me.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on June 15, 2019, 03:16:32 PM
God is afraid of Jesse Custer. Hence, Dog suit. Also why he's contacting Tulip. Tulip is close to Jesse. Also for that callback mindfuck, but that's spoilertown. I did make a thread for that. :P

Humperdoo is retarded because he's super inbred. Presumably, keeping the line of Christ a secret would lead to a shallow pool of potential suitors.

Grail MAY have been a church organization, Starr just likes power. Allfather is disgusting.

The two angels, Fiore and DeBlanc, intended to use the Saint of Killers to kill Jesse. His guns can kill ANYTHING.

Satan specifically sent the Saint out like a bounty hunter to get {the hell escapees}. Then he got Ambitious.

As to the church, they are puppets of Grail, as shown when Jesse met with the Pope and Archbishop. The Archbishop seemed to have his poo marginally together, but the Pope was a bless'ed moron.

This was ALSO a power flex by Starr to show Jesse how powerful he is, but Jesse is too self absorbed or stupid to even get that.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 15, 2019, 04:06:28 PM
One basic problem with the show is the idea of an angel/demon hybrid.  These are heavenly beings without gender or sex.  They are messengers, intermediaries, between heaven and earth.  Of course that doesn't prevent TV writers from exploring the folklore.  The Catholic Encyclopedia has some rich articles that go into the background of these concepts.  Here's a couple of links.  Basically, there is no distinction between angels and devils.  They're the same thing.  One has forsaken divine grace and so has "fallen" from it.  There's no indication that there is a "super fallen angel" big bad devil like Satan, lord of darkness or that kind of thing.  You wouldn't know it from television, though.
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04764a.htm (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04764a.htm) for Devil.
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01476d.htm (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01476d.htm) for angels.

And how could someone all knowing, all powerful who exists beyond time in eternity be afraid of anything?  Jesse or anyone else for that matter?  And I don't care how powerful the men in white are, they are pitiful flawed mortal human beings.  There's no reason for God to be afraid of them.  Tulip is not.  The actress who plays her is Ethiopian and Irish.  Good casting, that.  She used to be involved with Dominic Cooper in real life but they broke up a few years ago.  I know less about the vampire guy.  So it occurs to me that I've now run out of stuff to watch late at night.  Any suggestions?  I'll probably go back to The Handmaid's Tale, but given I can basically watch it any time I pick up the newspaper, it hardly seems necessary.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on June 15, 2019, 05:43:56 PM
Remember Fiore and DeBlanc? Pretty much indistinguishable from humans, Fiore and Cass probably boned in that tent.

For all we know, the Satan in Preacher is wearing a costume because it's expected of him. We also don't know if this version of God is omnipotent or omnipresent. If he wasn't, there wasn't exactly anything stopping him from saying he is. Sometimes I really do want them to stop and explain poo, like the Hell Prison structure. I know the Warden is playing fast and loose because that's explicitly shown, but we don't know much about the system behind it.

As to scripture, going to circle around again to the Pope being a puppet for Grail. Entirely possible scripture was written in the way of saying "Stop asking questions!"

I don't think God gives a flying poo about Grail. But he doesn't want Jesse Custer to kick his ass.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 15, 2019, 08:10:59 PM
The show is entertaining and creative, but it would be fun to see a little more engagement with the religious structures that they are referencing.  There's no effort to address Vodun, or the hybrid versions that people associate with its manifestations in the deep south.  The competing spiritual priestesses like Jesse's grandmother and her rival verge on these practices.  But the show is very superficial in the ways it touches on all this.  The vampires are like KMart L'Estat.  That could be much more richly developed.

Maybe they will broaden this in the coming seasons.  At any rate, I like the show and find it pretty fun.  You got any other suggestions?
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on June 15, 2019, 08:30:32 PM
The therapy episode of Rick & Morty. Most people focus on the A story with Rick turning himself into a Pickle, but the therapist rips apart the characters.

Preacher doesn't really go out of the way to explain anything. Hell, Jesse and Jody had to steal "Transpoil" to resurrect Tulip, but that has NEVER been elaborated on. Jesse tried to cover up Cass being a vampire because TC and Jody seem well versed in executing vampires. Specifically, they hang them by their feet to make them greet the dawn. We know the vampires have fetish sites, but it's entirely possible there aren't secret vampire societies. I kind of got the impression vampires Do Not Like other vampires. Not like fighting dogs, but more like "get the golly away from me, piss soaked hobo".

There aren't coming seasons, they got hit with the "...and final season" by the network. The preemptive kiss of death. At least they are getting a 4th season, but that's it.

Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 15, 2019, 10:22:39 PM
Well, I'll be content with another season. 

We are getting pretty tired of Billions, which seems to have jumped the shark.  It's pretty ridiculous.  We are putting up with it until it ends this season, but stupid is the path of the future in that show.  It has such talented actors.  So what a shame.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on June 16, 2019, 12:08:03 AM
Seemed great for a limited series, but keeping it going would be difficult. I mostly just want to hold actual finance wizards heads in a boiling pot of water, so I passed.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 16, 2019, 10:04:36 AM
It's devolved into some girly soap opera.  People spending more time plotting against one another than actually doing something to make money or to secure a just America (the lawyers).  I constantly want to throw white bread at the tv.  With the good old cathode ray tube tvs that wouldn't have been a problem, but the flat screen won't take it so I just stew instead...

Last night I watched the last two episodes of The Man in the High Castle.  That show is really good and has not declined in quality despite having diverged significantly from the original novel.  That's encouraging.

Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 6pairsofshoes on June 17, 2019, 09:34:36 AM
I watched the first couple seasons of Mary Kills People.  They were ok.  The 3rd season is up.  I started watching an episode last night.  The feed cut out in the middle but I felt no real urgency to open another one.  That's too bad.  It's sort of the same old same old with that show.  An interesting idea, but it just sort of grew stale.
Title: Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
Post by: 8ullfrog on June 17, 2019, 11:38:44 AM
I'm getting a little sick of the ads for "The Boys". Mainly because I want to watch the show, and it isn't coming out until July 26th.

It was a supremely bent up comic book, and it looks like the show is going all in. For example, the boys answer to the Avengers bent up 9/11 so bad the twin towers are still there, but the brooklyn bridge got blown the golly up.

Kinda sad, the main character was written and drawn as Simon Pegg, but it's been so long he wouldn't fit the role any longer.