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Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on July 12, 2011, 05:42:30 AM
Got to have a TV thread! 8)


By word of mouth and the original tv thread I heard a lot of rave reviews for Breaking Bad. I finally got around to watching it yesterday. I'm only two episodes in but those two episodes were fantastic.

With three seasons ready to go on the media player I will probably blast through this show in the next few weeks.

Next show I'm going to check out after Breaking Bad is going to be the Wire.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on July 12, 2011, 03:21:50 PM
New season of Breaking Bad kicks of this Sunday.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on July 12, 2011, 07:07:25 PM
New season of Breaking Bad kicks of this Sunday.

That's the 4th season right?  I have two episodes left in season 1.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on July 12, 2011, 07:17:28 PM
Finally got around to Archer and Community, really liked both of them.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on July 12, 2011, 07:57:47 PM

Caught some of a british sitcom named The Inbetweeners. Nothing revolutionary, 4 high school students trying to get laid, but pretty good at times.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: seahawk on July 12, 2011, 10:54:59 PM
Has anyone else watched Combat Hospital yet? I've watched the 1st 2 episodes so far and have been impressed.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Crucialness Key on July 13, 2011, 11:44:23 AM
Has anyone else watched Combat Hospital yet? I've watched the 1st 2 episodes so far and have been impressed.

I've liked it OK, only caught a couple episodes so far, but my goodness could they have chosen a more bland title for that show?!? 

"Combat Hospital", Tuesdays at 10, right after "Handsome Doctor" and before "Troubled Cops".
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: seahawk on July 13, 2011, 02:57:38 PM
Has anyone else watched Combat Hospital yet? I've watched the 1st 2 episodes so far and have been impressed.

I've liked it OK, only caught a couple episodes so far, but my goodness could they have chosen a more bland title for that show?!? 

"Combat Hospital", Tuesdays at 10, right after "Handsome Doctor" and before "Troubled Cops".

Apparently, the working title was "The Hot Zone". I'll take the current title.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Damian on July 13, 2011, 02:59:48 PM
is that the show with Casey Siemasko? I like that dude
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on July 13, 2011, 03:37:27 PM

Caught some of a british sitcom named The Inbetweeners. Nothing revolutionary, 4 high school students trying to get laid, but pretty good at times.
For what it is, it's pretty damn god.

Jay is one of the best characters on TV.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: J-Ho Fan on July 13, 2011, 04:24:34 PM
Anyone watch Feherty on the Golf Channel yet? Absolutely hilarious!
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on July 13, 2011, 09:44:53 PM
Caught the first couple episodes of Mad Men, seems like it's going to be good too.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on July 13, 2011, 11:15:24 PM

Caught some of a british sitcom named The Inbetweeners. Nothing revolutionary, 4 high school students trying to get laid, but pretty good at times.
For what it is, it's pretty damn god.

Jay is one of the best characters on TV.

I agree, there's something that's pretty great about how authentic it sounds. They talk like actual high school kids, albeit very funny ones, as opposed to adults writing for high school kids.

As you say, Jay is pretty hilarious even if I don't understand half of the words he uses for, let's say, women.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on July 14, 2011, 02:33:54 AM


I agree, there's something that's pretty great about how authentic it sounds. They talk like actual high school kids, albeit very funny ones, as opposed to adults writing for high school kids.

As you say, Jay is pretty hilarious even if I don't understand half of the words he uses for, let's say, women.
I had to do quite a lot of "translating" ;D for my wife when I watched it again with her.  As you mentioned, the authenticity of their interactions are it's major selling point, I remember speaking to friends just like that at that age, you had never really seen it portrayed with the same level of rawness on tv.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on July 14, 2011, 10:16:33 AM

They just came out with the Emmy nominations and I have to say I'm pretty pleasantly surprised.

Emmy nominations (http://www.avclub.com/articles/mildred-pierce-leads-emmy-nominations,58921/)

Nice to see Justified getting some recognition for the terrific season they had. Same with Peter Dinklage on Game of Thrones, Louis CK for Louie and Idris Elba getting a couple nods. Shame there was no such love for Sons of Anarchy, Nick Offerman or Archer though.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on July 14, 2011, 10:20:09 AM

They just came out with the Emmy nominations and I have to say I'm pretty pleasantly surprised.

Emmy nominations (http://www.avclub.com/articles/mildred-pierce-leads-emmy-nominations,58921/)

Nice to see Justified getting some recognition for the terrific season they had. Same with Peter Dinklage on Game of Thrones, Louis CK for Louie and Idris Elba getting a couple nods. Shame there was no such love for Sons of Anarchy, Nick Offerman or Archer though.

Surprised Big Bang Theory got nominated over Community. I loved BBT, but this season was very mediocre.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on July 14, 2011, 10:21:53 AM
Surprised Big Bang Theory got nominated over Community. I loved BBT, but this season was very mediocre.

It's a safer pick than Community - while this season was pretty mediocre, it still brought in better ratings than pretty much every other sitcom. It almost had to get a nomination.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on July 14, 2011, 10:26:31 AM
Surprised Big Bang Theory got nominated over Community. I loved BBT, but this season was very mediocre.

It's a safer pick than Community - while this season was pretty mediocre, it still brought in better ratings than pretty much every other sitcom. It almost had to get a nomination.

Yeah, I guess. But they already had all the usual suspects in The Office, 30 Rock, Glee, and Modern Family (Glee was also had a not-so-great season, and while I haven't watched the Office in years I haven't heard that many good things). I thought they could have replaced one of those "safe" picks with a show that still pretty popular and much funnier (in my opinion of course).
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on July 14, 2011, 10:37:15 AM
Yeah, I guess. But they already had all the usual suspects in The Office, 30 Rock, Glee, and Modern Family (Glee was also had a not-so-great season, and while I haven't watched the Office in years I haven't heard that many good things). I thought they could have replaced one of those "safe" picks with a show that still pretty popular and much funnier (in my opinion of course).

I'm guessing they just had the one spot for a show that doesn't do very well in the ratings but is a critical success and they gave it to Parks and Rec.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on July 14, 2011, 10:40:24 AM
Yeah, I guess. But they already had all the usual suspects in The Office, 30 Rock, Glee, and Modern Family (Glee was also had a not-so-great season, and while I haven't watched the Office in years I haven't heard that many good things). I thought they could have replaced one of those "safe" picks with a show that still pretty popular and much funnier (in my opinion of course).

I'm guessing they just had the one spot for a show that doesn't do very well in the ratings but is a critical success and they gave it to Parks and Rec.

That would make sense. I thought Parks and Rec. had higher ratings than it did.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: L K on July 14, 2011, 10:58:34 AM
Never underestimate the US audience to come out in droves for formulaic comedy that runs well past the "Jumped the Shark" phase.  I don't think the Office has been good in 2-3 years.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on July 14, 2011, 11:06:30 AM
Never underestimate the US audience to come out in droves for formulaic comedy that runs well past the "Jumped the Shark" phase.  I don't think the Office has been good in 2-3 years.

Yeah. 4 or 5 seasons seems to be the shelf life for most good sitcoms. Very few can really maintain the funny for longer than that.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on July 14, 2011, 11:25:50 AM
That would make sense. I thought Parks and Rec. had higher ratings than it did.

Yeah, it's funny but most of NBC's thurday night comedies, 30 Rock, Community and Parks and Rec are good and do poorly while The Office is kind of weak but the only hit of the bunch. No accounting for taste, I suppose.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on July 14, 2011, 12:09:58 PM
Disappointed Sons of Anarchy had no noms at all. The last show of the season, with the incredible twist should have got it for writing if not for Best Drama
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on July 14, 2011, 05:05:26 PM
Louis CK is a funny funny man.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on July 15, 2011, 12:43:32 AM
Finally got to see the first episode of Luther, good to see Stringer Bell land on his feet, great performance and decent writing.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: skippy on July 15, 2011, 10:46:35 AM
That would make sense. I thought Parks and Rec. had higher ratings than it did.

Yeah, it's funny but most of NBC's thurday night comedies, 30 Rock, Community and Parks and Rec are good and do poorly while The Office is kind of weak but the only hit of the bunch. No accounting for taste, I suppose.

I still think that the Office is great. Not in the same class as Community, but a lot stronger than 30 Rock which last two seasons have been mediocre.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: skippy on July 15, 2011, 10:54:55 AM
Also, Sean Bean was deserving of a nod for Game of Thrones.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on July 15, 2011, 12:24:29 PM
I still think that the Office is great. Not in the same class as Community, but a lot stronger than 30 Rock which last two seasons have been mediocre.

Yeah, I probably agree in the sense that I don't think there's much separating The Office and 30 Rock at this point. That said, for me, in order of quality it goes The Office, 30 Rock then a long ways to Community and then a much longer ways to Parks and Rec at the top.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: skippy on July 15, 2011, 02:00:57 PM
I still think that the Office is great. Not in the same class as Community, but a lot stronger than 30 Rock which last two seasons have been mediocre.

Yeah, I probably agree in the sense that I don't think there's much separating The Office and 30 Rock at this point. That said, for me, in order of quality it goes The Office, 30 Rock then a long ways to Community and then a much longer ways to Parks and Rec at the top.

I think Parks and Rec kind of dropped off this season. My order, as I'm sure everyone was wondering would be 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, The Office, and Community being in a class by itself.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on July 15, 2011, 02:03:25 PM
I think Parks and Rec kind of dropped off this season.

I can't agree at all. Between the Flu season episode and the Wedding I think it was as strong a season has had in recent years. I think Parks and Rec is right up there with Breaking Bad and Mad Men as the best show on TV.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on July 18, 2011, 05:31:59 AM
I was able to watch all 3 seasons of breaking bad in one week. Just in time to watch season 4 opener last night.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on July 18, 2011, 09:03:43 AM
First episode of season 4 was awesome.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on July 18, 2011, 03:20:03 PM
First episode of season 4 was awesome.

It was.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on July 18, 2011, 11:49:20 PM
Not to mention gruesome.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on July 19, 2011, 09:16:03 AM
I feel sad because I don't know any of these shows. They sound good though.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Damian on July 19, 2011, 10:12:47 AM
I feel sad because I don't know any of these shows. They sound good though.

They have never been short on gruesome
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Frank E on July 19, 2011, 08:54:44 PM

They just came out with the Emmy nominations and I have to say I'm pretty pleasantly surprised.

Emmy nominations (http://www.avclub.com/articles/mildred-pierce-leads-emmy-nominations,58921/)

Nice to see Justified getting some recognition for the terrific season they had. Same with Peter Dinklage on Game of Thrones, Louis CK for Louie and Idris Elba getting a couple nods. Shame there was no such love for Sons of Anarchy, Nick Offerman or Archer though.

Does Louis have his own show? 
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on July 19, 2011, 08:56:17 PM
Does Louis have his own show?

Yeah. It's called Louie.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Frank E on July 19, 2011, 09:03:13 PM
Does Louis have his own show?

Yeah. It's called Louie.

Cool.  I could google it, but what network?

Dude makes me laugh.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on July 19, 2011, 09:06:00 PM
Does Louis have his own show?

Yeah. It's called Louie.

Cool.  I could google it, but what network?

Dude makes me laugh.

I think it's FX. Not sure if it airs in Canada anywhere. It's a pretty terrific show.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on July 19, 2011, 10:51:52 PM
Does Louis have his own show?

Yeah. It's called Louie.

Cool.  I could google it, but what network?

Dude makes me laugh.

I think it's FX. Not sure if it airs in Canada anywhere. It's a pretty terrific show.

I've watched the first two episodes and really liked it. If you are a fan of CK's standup you will like the show.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on July 19, 2011, 11:00:10 PM
Is it better than his old show, Lucky Louie?
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on July 19, 2011, 11:04:32 PM
Is it better than his old show, Lucky Louie?

I only watched pieces of that one so I might not be a good critic here. That one seemed really poorly produced where as this one looks and feels more professional.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on July 20, 2011, 12:46:21 AM
Is it better than his old show, Lucky Louie?

I only watched pieces of that one so I might not be a good critic here. That one seemed really poorly produced where as this one looks and feels more professional.

Yeah, I really didn't like Lucky Louie at all. This one is much better.
Title: Re: The Official Temporary TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on July 24, 2011, 09:01:12 PM
Caught the first couple episodes of Kenny Hotz's new show, Triumph of the Will.   It's no Kenny vs. Spenny, but it's entertaining.   The first one was good, he tests The American Dream by starting completely naked in the middle of the desert 7 hours outside Las Vegas, with the goal of becoming rich.   Scavenging, stealing, conning, and gambling ensues.

The second one wasn't as good.   His goal was to stop eating pork.   All it really proved is that vegans are crazy.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on August 10, 2011, 07:24:59 PM
I took the word "temporary" out of the title of the thread.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on August 12, 2011, 02:00:20 AM
The first 48 has a follow up show now where they document the trials from cases in the original series. Real life court involving murders is compelling tv.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: J-Ho Fan on August 12, 2011, 07:14:30 AM
The first 48 has a follow up show now where they document the trials from cases in the original series. Real life court involving murders is compelling tv.

LOVE this show!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: You're right on September 05, 2011, 12:37:29 PM
I've been watching some of the 9/11 programming this weekend on TLC - it still shakes me to the core even 10 years later.....
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on September 06, 2011, 05:56:20 PM
SOA 1.5 hour premiere tonight.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on September 07, 2011, 01:21:17 AM
SOA 1.5 hour premiere tonight.

AND...it was great! It's going to be a heck of a season! Take that Feebies!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on September 08, 2011, 02:31:37 AM
I've been watching some of the 9/11 programming this weekend on TLC - it still shakes me to the core even 10 years later.....

It's hard to believe it's been 10 years already. I don't like time, it is relentless.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Stronger Than All on September 08, 2011, 10:10:13 AM
The first 48 has a follow up show now where they document the trials from cases in the original series. Real life court involving murders is compelling tv.

I should check that out.  The first 48 was good but I hated not really knowing what ended up happening, especially the cases where the suspects deny everything.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: J-Ho Fan on September 09, 2011, 09:40:54 PM
Anyone watching Piers Morgan? Great interview with Howard Lutnik, CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on September 10, 2011, 02:23:33 PM
Anyone watching Piers Morgan? Great interview with Howard Lutnik, CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald

I watched some.

 I still remember the interview he did not too long after the attacks. He was getting choked up talking about taking care of the families of his employees who died.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on September 13, 2011, 09:01:59 AM
Craig Ferguson's robot-skeleton sidekick Geoff kills me.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on September 13, 2011, 10:16:15 AM
Craig Ferguson's robot-skeleton sidekick Geoff kills me.

He needs a feature film.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 13, 2011, 07:04:53 PM
Anyone watched Wilfred? Watched the first few episodes last night, thought it was hilarious.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: J-Ho Fan on September 13, 2011, 11:02:08 PM
Am I the only one kinda creeped out by the guys on American Pickers??
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on September 14, 2011, 01:05:40 AM
Am I the only one kinda creeped out by the guys on American Pickers??

Do you mean the hosts of the show or the people they find to pick from?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on September 14, 2011, 09:46:57 AM
Am I the only one kinda creeped out by the guys on American Pickers??

You mean by the fact they seem to get a little too excited about stuff that the rest of us probably don't care about? Or, by the fact that they could be a couple?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: J-Ho Fan on September 14, 2011, 10:20:59 AM
Am I the only one kinda creeped out by the guys on American Pickers??

Do you mean the hosts of the show or the people they find to pick from?

The hosts..they're soo weird!! Although some of the ppl they buy stuff from are odd ducks too..I wait for the day I see one of them end up on hoarders!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on September 14, 2011, 01:08:44 PM
Does anyone watch Walking Dead? I can't wait for October!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: leafsjunkie on September 14, 2011, 04:02:48 PM
Does anyone watch Walking Dead? I can't wait for October!

I can't wait either, I really enjoyed season 1!!

Survivor tonight.... I still can't believe I've been watching that show since 2000 and it's still going strong!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on September 15, 2011, 11:01:34 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1971860/

H8R, hosted by AC Slater, "celebrities" get a chance to win over their "haters", Seriously? this is something that gets on TV?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Frank E on September 15, 2011, 11:12:16 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1971860/

H8R, hosted by AC Slater, "celebrities" get a chance to win over their "haters", Seriously? this is something that gets on TV?

AC Slater. Awesome.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on September 15, 2011, 11:47:12 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1971860/

H8R, hosted by AC Slater, "celebrities" get a chance to win over their "haters", Seriously? this is something that gets on TV?

5 out of 5 critics agree, H8R is a show that is on television.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on September 16, 2011, 11:48:09 AM

Two of the funniest shows on TV, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Archer, are back on. IASIP's premiere had me laughing pretty much non-stop.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on September 16, 2011, 02:28:17 PM

Two of the funniest shows on TV, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Archer, are back on. IASIP's premiere had me laughing pretty much non-stop.

I love IASIP
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on September 16, 2011, 02:46:05 PM
I love IASIP

It's pretty great. And the season premiere ends with the gang doing, probably, the worst thing they've done in the history of the show.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on September 16, 2011, 11:01:25 PM
I love IASIP

It's pretty great. And the season premiere ends with the gang doing, probably, the worst thing they've done in the history of the show.

They've done some truly awful things, so, I'm very looking forward to watching this one.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 17, 2011, 11:50:24 AM

Two of the funniest shows on TV, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Archer, are back on. IASIP's premiere had me laughing pretty much non-stop.

I didn't think Archer could get any funnier, then Patrick Warburton joined the cast.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on September 18, 2011, 11:08:25 PM
Tonight's Breaking Bad episode was awesome.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on September 18, 2011, 11:12:29 PM
Tonight's Breaking Bad episode was awesome.

Still three episodes left. My God.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on September 18, 2011, 11:22:45 PM
New seasons of just about everything start in the next 2 weeks. Really intrigued by a couple shows - Terra Nova, which premieres on the 26th, and Person of Interest, which premieres on the 22nd. Also, Fringe and Supernatural are back this Friday - I know there are a number of fans of both shows around here, so, I thought I'd give a heads up.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on September 18, 2011, 11:32:18 PM

Some commendable choices at the Emmys. Kyle Chandler, Margo Martindale and Peter Dinklage were all very deserving winners.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on September 19, 2011, 07:05:17 AM
Tonight's Breaking Bad episode was awesome.

Still three episodes left. My God.

I was thinking that could have been a season finale.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on September 19, 2011, 09:17:37 AM
New seasons of just about everything start in the next 2 weeks. Really intrigued by a couple shows - Terra Nova, which premieres on the 26th, and Person of Interest, which premieres on the 22nd. Also, Fringe and Supernatural are back this Friday - I know there are a number of fans of both shows around here, so, I thought I'd give a heads up.

I'm a pretty big Supernatural and Dexter fan, but quite honestly, both shows are spiraling. I'm assuming they'll both end this season, or at least I hope so.

EDIT - I am pretty excited for The Walking Dead, though, and Community which will feature Michael K. Williams (Omar) and John Goodman this season.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: seahawk on September 19, 2011, 05:01:28 PM
Tonight sees the season debut of 2 and a Half Men, sans Charlie Sheen. For me, it will be the Season 2 premier of Hawaii Five-0.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on September 19, 2011, 05:03:40 PM
Tonight sees the season debut of 2 and a Half Men, sans Charlie Sheen. For me, it will be the Season 2 premier of Hawaii Five-0.

Comedy Central has a charlie sheen roast on tonight.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on September 19, 2011, 05:29:15 PM
Tonight sees the season debut of 2 and a Half Men, sans Charlie Sheen. For me, it will be the Season 2 premier of Hawaii Five-0.

Comedy Central has a charlie sheen roast on tonight.

I've been looking forward to this for a while.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on September 19, 2011, 05:53:27 PM
I'm a pretty big Supernatural and Dexter fan, but quite honestly, both shows are spiraling. I'm assuming they'll both end this season, or at least I hope so.

I believe the actors who play Sam & Dean are under contract for one more season after this, so, there will probably be at least one more season after this. Dexter also looks like the studio/network has at least one more season in mind as well.

Notable premieres tonight: How I Met Your Mother season 7, Castle season 4 and the series premiere of the Playboy Club (which has been getting less than favourable reviews, but may still be worth a look).
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: J-Ho Fan on September 19, 2011, 09:52:44 PM
How bad was Two and a Half Men?

Looking forward to the Charlie Sheen Roast though..will certainly be funnier
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on September 19, 2011, 11:43:43 PM
Was it ever good?

Seriously though, I could never get into that show, no matter how many times I attempted to when nothing else was on.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on September 19, 2011, 11:49:44 PM
Was it ever good?

Seriously though, I could never get into that show, no matter how many times I attempted to when nothing else was on.

It's one of those shows that I find makes for decent background noise and is infrequently mildly amusing, but, no, I'd never say it was good.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Jacques Strap on September 20, 2011, 12:11:41 AM
The Sheen roast sucked.... seriously, where did all the comedians go? The whole thing was awful....Tyson was cringe-worthy... i seriously think he has an IQ of 20.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on September 20, 2011, 12:14:21 AM
The Sheen roast sucked.... seriously, where did all the comedians go? The whole thing was awful....Tyson was cringe-worthy... i seriously think he has an IQ of 20.

Roasts are only funny when the roastee has some dignity.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Jalili on September 20, 2011, 03:19:10 AM
The Sheen roast sucked.... seriously, where did all the comedians go? The whole thing was awful....Tyson was cringe-worthy... i seriously think he has an IQ of 20.

I thought Tyson was one of the sharper guys on stage.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Erndog on September 20, 2011, 01:59:27 PM
I've become addicted to Big Bang Theory.  Easily my favourite sitcom running right now.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: chestyleroux on September 20, 2011, 02:06:01 PM
Does anyone watch Walking Dead? I can't wait for October!

Really? I found the zombies to be more interesting than the humans on that show.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on September 20, 2011, 02:17:21 PM
The Sheen roast sucked.... seriously, where did all the comedians go? The whole thing was awful....Tyson was cringe-worthy... i seriously think he has an IQ of 20.

Apart from a couple of very good burns it was rather ordinary... and I'm sorry, it just isn't a roast (well, a modern one anyway) without Lisa Lampanelli.

Where the hell was he anyway, bound, battered and bleeding in Sheen's closet? 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 20, 2011, 05:38:26 PM
I've become addicted to Big Bang Theory.  Easily my favourite sitcom running right now.

It was my favourite too for awhile, but the last season was pretty 'meh' (not sure if you've seen it yet).
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Post by: TML fan on September 20, 2011, 06:50:03 PM
Does anyone watch Walking Dead? I can't wait for October!

Really? I found the zombies to be more interesting than the humans on that show.

Well sometimes takes shows a little more than 6 episodes to find their footing. I found most of the characters interesting enough to be excited for season 2.
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Post by: lamajama on September 20, 2011, 08:40:33 PM
Two and a Half Men was meh. Always on the risque side anyway, they spent a lot of time going for cheap jokes with Kutcher walking around naked, so they could get the women's reaction to his uh...apparently
above average self. I hoped for more. The funeral scene was bang on what was reported months ago. Easily the funniest part of the half hour.
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Post by: Sucker Punch on September 21, 2011, 12:08:42 AM
That's the kinda funeral I want.   I don't want my family sitting around crying when I die, crack some jokes or something.   I also liked seeing Dharma and Greg, I'm a sucker for cameos.

Checked out the roast too.   When did they stop having funny people on it?   I counted two comedians, I think.
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Post by: bustaheims on September 21, 2011, 12:20:27 AM
I also liked seeing Dharma and Greg, I'm a sucker for cameos.

That segment was the high point of the show. Everything else was awkward or forced or really predictable. So, pretty much how the entire series has been.
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Post by: TheMightyOdin on September 21, 2011, 02:05:21 AM
The Sheen roast sucked.... seriously, where did all the comedians go? The whole thing was awful....Tyson was cringe-worthy... i seriously think he has an IQ of 20.

Apart from a couple of very good burns it was rather ordinary... and I'm sorry, it just isn't a roast (well, a modern one anyway) without Lisa Lampanelli.

Where the hell was he anyway, bound, battered and bleeding in Sheen's closet?

The roast was really disappointing.  The Queen of Mean is one of my favorites too.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on September 21, 2011, 10:15:17 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed Zooey Deschanel's new show, "New Girl."

I don't care who knows it.
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Post by: bustaheims on September 21, 2011, 10:33:40 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed Zooey Deschanel's new show, "New Girl."

I don't care who knows it.

I didn't love it and there are some flaws to it (some of the characters need a little more depth, maybe work on the pacing and such), but, I definitely see potential there.
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Post by: Potvin29 on September 21, 2011, 10:39:55 AM
I should probably add that Zooey Deschanel could probably read the minutes of Parliament for every episode and I would still enjoy it.
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Post by: bustaheims on September 21, 2011, 11:02:53 AM
I should probably add that Zooey Deschanel could probably read the minutes of Parliament for every episode and I would still enjoy it.

Fair enough.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on September 21, 2011, 12:13:39 PM

I just started Downton Abbey. It's very, very British.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Mordac on September 21, 2011, 06:28:51 PM

I just started Downton Abbey. It's very, very British.

Isn't it though?

What is a 'weekend'?
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Post by: Arn on September 22, 2011, 07:03:57 AM
Did anyone catch Homeland?

I liked it, definitely going to catch at least a few more episodes to see how it develops. Best of the new shows I've seen so far this year, but I have high hops for Terra Nova. Good casting too with Claire Danes and Damian Lewis (who was amazing in Band of Brothers)

Also kind of intrigued by Pan Am
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on September 26, 2011, 09:31:50 AM
I say it every week, but I'm going to anyways - Breaking Bad.

That ending seriously freaked me out.
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Post by: TheMightyOdin on September 26, 2011, 04:40:09 PM
I say it every week, but I'm going to anyways - Breaking Bad.

That ending seriously freaked me out.

Ha ha... Walter is going off the deep end.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on September 26, 2011, 04:44:10 PM
I have a feeling Breaking Bad is going to be like Sopranos was for me... Saw every episode - only after the last one aired.... and loved every minute.
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Post by: TheMightyOdin on September 26, 2011, 05:01:08 PM
I have a feeling Breaking Bad is going to be like Sopranos was for me... Saw every episode - only after the last one aired.... and loved every minute.

I kind of did that with Lost. I didn't see any of it until the 5th season ended. Then watched it all before the final season started which I watched week by week. That was a mother load of information to digest in a short period of time but it was awesome.

Breaking Bad is in it's fourth season and I think they have signed on for a fifth and sixth season.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on September 26, 2011, 06:51:54 PM
I have a feeling Breaking Bad is going to be like Sopranos was for me... Saw every episode - only after the last one aired.... and loved every minute.

I kind of did that with Lost. I didn't see any of it until the 5th season ended. Then watched it all before the final season started which I watched week by week. That was a mother load of information to digest in a short period of time but it was awesome.

Breaking Bad is in it's fourth season and I think they have signed on for a fifth and sixth season.

Nope, season 5 will be its last.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: L K on September 26, 2011, 07:42:32 PM
I have a feeling Breaking Bad is going to be like Sopranos was for me... Saw every episode - only after the last one aired.... and loved every minute.

I kind of did that with Lost. I didn't see any of it until the 5th season ended. Then watched it all before the final season started which I watched week by week. That was a mother load of information to digest in a short period of time but it was awesome.

Breaking Bad is in it's fourth season and I think they have signed on for a fifth and sixth season.

Nope, season 5 will be its last.

Which is good.  It's still at a very high level so it would be nice to have another series that can be watched again down the road and not have to shudder when you get half-way through a series.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on September 27, 2011, 12:23:33 AM
I have a feeling Breaking Bad is going to be like Sopranos was for me... Saw every episode - only after the last one aired.... and loved every minute.

I kind of did that with Lost. I didn't see any of it until the 5th season ended. Then watched it all before the final season started which I watched week by week. That was a mother load of information to digest in a short period of time but it was awesome.

Breaking Bad is in it's fourth season and I think they have signed on for a fifth and sixth season.

Nope, season 5 will be its last.

Which is good.  It's still at a very high level so it would be nice to have another series that can be watched again down the road and not have to shudder when you get half-way through a series.

From now until the day you die, how many episodes of Lost will you watch?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on September 27, 2011, 01:25:18 AM
I have a feeling Breaking Bad is going to be like Sopranos was for me... Saw every episode - only after the last one aired.... and loved every minute.

I kind of did that with Lost. I didn't see any of it until the 5th season ended. Then watched it all before the final season started which I watched week by week. That was a mother load of information to digest in a short period of time but it was awesome.

Breaking Bad is in it's fourth season and I think they have signed on for a fifth and sixth season.

Nope, season 5 will be its last.

Which is good.  It's still at a very high level so it would be nice to have another series that can be watched again down the road and not have to shudder when you get half-way through a series.

From now until the day you die, how many episodes of Lost will you watch?

I don't know about entire episodes but there are moments that like to rewatch.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 27, 2011, 04:02:36 PM
Can't wait for season 2 of TWD
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 02, 2011, 07:05:12 PM
Could it be?

http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Arrested-Development-Returning-TV-Another-Season-35635.html

or

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/mitchell-hurwitz-promises-an-arrested-development-movie-and-new-tv-episodes/
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 02, 2011, 09:29:03 PM
Season premiere of Dexter in half an hour!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on October 02, 2011, 09:31:17 PM
Season premiere of Dexter in half an hour!

It got leaked a couple weeks ago..

in other  news:

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/10/02/arrested-development-to-return-for-final-limited-tv-season-before-movie/
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 02, 2011, 09:34:23 PM
Season premiere of Dexter in half an hour!

It got leaked a couple weeks ago..

in other  news:

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/10/02/arrested-development-to-return-for-final-limited-tv-season-before-movie/

I wish I had posted that first.

;)
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Post by: bustaheims on October 02, 2011, 09:45:50 PM
Season premiere of Dexter in half an hour!

It got leaked a couple weeks ago..

in other  news:

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/10/02/arrested-development-to-return-for-final-limited-tv-season-before-movie/

I know, but, I didn't watch the leaked version. Rather not have that long a wait between episodes.

And, yeah, there's this:

http://www.deadline.com/2011/10/more-talk-of-arrested-development-return-this-time-as-movie-and-limited-series/

Closest we've had to a truly 100% confirmed Arrested Development return.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 02, 2011, 09:58:11 PM
Season premiere of Dexter in half an hour!

It got leaked a couple weeks ago..

in other  news:

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/10/02/arrested-development-to-return-for-final-limited-tv-season-before-movie/

I know, but, I didn't watch the leaked version. Rather not have that long a wait between episodes.

And, yeah, there's this:

http://www.deadline.com/2011/10/more-talk-of-arrested-development-return-this-time-as-movie-and-limited-series/

Closest we've had to a truly 100% confirmed Arrested Development return.

Very cool.

On a related note, there is news today about a possible Arrested Development return.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 02, 2011, 09:59:30 PM
On a related note, there is news today about a possible Arrested Development return.

Well, this is certainly the first I'm hearing of it. ;)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on October 02, 2011, 10:01:46 PM
On a related note, there is news today about a possible Arrested Development return.

The long awaited follow-up to 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 03, 2011, 09:54:19 AM
We can thank Obama: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/president-obamas-biggest-accomplishment-yet
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on October 05, 2011, 11:15:10 PM
New south park tonight! I forgot it was this week.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on October 07, 2011, 11:39:44 PM
Cannot wait for the Breaking Bad season finale this Sunday. No idea how this one will turn out.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 08, 2011, 04:54:01 PM
Wasn't terribly impressed with Terra Nova, it was ok and might get better but kind of meh.

Curious to see where Fringe goes with the disappearing son angle and what John Noble does with it, he's so good.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on October 08, 2011, 05:09:20 PM
Cannot wait for the Breaking Bad season finale this Sunday. No idea how this one will turn out.

Yup. I'm beyond pumped. I say Gus is killed in an intense one-on-one with Walt.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 08, 2011, 05:16:29 PM
Wasn't terribly impressed with Terra Nova, it was ok and might get better but kind of meh.

It has potential, but, it's been rather ordinary so far, I agree. As much as I like that they're taking their time to set things up, try to build the character relationships and so on, it's getting to the point where something really needs to happen, or a lot of people are going to lose interest.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Arn on October 09, 2011, 05:43:24 PM
For the budget Terra Nova probably has, the CGI is pretty dodgy in parts.

It just seems like a cross between Lost, Jurassic Park and Stargate
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 09, 2011, 06:18:09 PM
Wasn't terribly impressed with Terra Nova, it was ok and might get better but kind of meh.

It has potential, but, it's been rather ordinary so far, I agree. As much as I like that they're taking their time to set things up, try to build the character relationships and so on, it's getting to the point where something really needs to happen, or a lot of people are going to lose interest.

I like that they have longer story arcs in mind and that they're building some character back story like you say but yeah, the eye candy isn't appealing enough on it's own ( wow have times changed ) and the writing isn't overly strong.

So far I'd rather watch a show like the cancelled Defying Gravity by a long shot.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on October 09, 2011, 11:55:28 PM
Spoilers

I thought to myself how the heck did Gus survive this one. Then I saw the other side of his face. Wow. Great finale.

Also who is Walt working with? Mike would be my first guess.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 10, 2011, 09:09:05 AM
*Spoilers

The title of that episode was a lot more literal than I anticipated.  Awesome episode.

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Post by: L K on October 10, 2011, 09:48:17 AM
*Spoilers

The title of that episode was a lot more literal than I anticipated.  Awesome episode.

It was pretty sweet.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on October 10, 2011, 10:21:29 AM

It was pretty terrific. Definitely sets up a 5th season that will have a lot to establish.
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Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 11, 2011, 10:26:35 AM
I've talked to people who watched the season fiinale of Breaking Bad but didn't get the significance of the final scene or most likely were not paying attention.

Terrific season finale in my opinion.
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on October 11, 2011, 06:43:20 PM
Awesome!

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lstyalG4H31qaw87mo1_500.gif)
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Post by: Potvin29 on October 11, 2011, 08:33:45 PM
Haha yep.

Read in the comments to a review of the episode someone posting that when Saul's secretary is shredding the documents, one of the documents is a school schedule - speculating that the boy was poisoned at his school, and thus that Saul was in on it.

Haven't checked to see if it even is, but something to think about.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 12, 2011, 10:28:17 AM
Anyone check out "Suits"?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on October 12, 2011, 11:12:40 AM
Anyone check out "Suits"?
Yup, I loves me a legal drama, little silly and far fetched at times, but one of the best of the new crop of shows this year.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 12, 2011, 11:27:59 AM
Anyone check out "Suits"?
Yup, I loves me a legal drama, little silly and far fetched at times, but one of the best of the new crop of shows this year.

I like that it had a different premise from other similar types of shows, and that it followed a story arc through it (which I find some legal shows just ignore or only very loosely follow).
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 12, 2011, 11:55:27 AM
Anyone check out "Suits"?

I preferred Franklin & Bash - or, as I like to call it, Zack Morris, Attorney at Law.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: seahawk on October 12, 2011, 02:09:39 PM
Anyone check out "Suits"?

Haven't heard of it, but I also like a legal drama. What channel is it on?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on October 12, 2011, 03:46:42 PM
Anyone seen "Wilfred" on FX?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on October 12, 2011, 04:00:30 PM
Anyone check out "Suits"?

I preferred Franklin & Bash - or, as I like to call it, Zack Morris, Attorney at Law.
Pretty funny show, Breckin Meyer steals the show most weeks.

Potvin, yeah Suits definitely has that going for it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on October 12, 2011, 04:02:03 PM
Anyone seen "Wilfred" on FX?

I liked it quite a bit. It was uneven in terms of being laugh out loud funny but it was consistently interesting.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on October 12, 2011, 04:02:34 PM
Anyone check out "Suits"?

I preferred Franklin & Bash - or, as I like to call it, Zack Morris, Attorney at Law.

That show sounds unreal. I made the mistake of watching Mad Men last night and now I'm going to have to take time out of my already busy schedule to watch that, but I'll definitely have to check out Zack Morris as a lawyer in the near future.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 12, 2011, 06:26:12 PM
Breaking Bad was great. Not sure where they'll go exactly from there but wow.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on October 12, 2011, 09:03:10 PM
Anyone seen "Wilfred" on FX?

I liked it quite a bit. It was uneven in terms of being laugh out loud funny but it was consistently interesting.

Same here, I didn't realize it was a series in Australia first, the same guy plays the dog, but everyone else is different.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 12, 2011, 10:19:27 PM
Anyone check out "Suits"?

Haven't heard of it, but I also like a legal drama. What channel is it on?

Not sure what channel in Canada it is on.  I caught it on TV here, and I know it was a USA Network show.  I'm sure it's easy enough to find online, but I think the season is over so not sure if it would still even be on TV in Canada.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: chestyleroux on October 14, 2011, 09:34:37 AM
Anyone check out "Suits"?

I just finished the season, and it was "meh". I think we've all become incredibly spoiled by awesome shows, and when a decent enough one shows up, it just doesn't compare. Anyway, I checked it out because they've shot a few scenes in the restaurant in the building where I work, and I've seen Gabriel Macht walking around a few times.

The show is good, but it's too predictable. The side plots are not very interesting (mysterious pasts of the characters, love triangles, etc.), and you can poke so many holes into the main arc. Also, there are way too many fly-by's/random shots of "New York" (half of them are actually Toronto), I find that annoying. But it is quite different, the acting is pretty good (Rick Hoffman stands out compared to the rest), and it is easy to watch. Good way to pass the time, but don't expect something alone the same quality of Breaking Bad/Game of Thrones/The Wire/etc.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 14, 2011, 09:59:30 AM
Anyone check out "Suits"?

I just finished the season, and it was "meh". I think we've all become incredibly spoiled by awesome shows, and when a decent enough one shows up, it just doesn't compare. Anyway, I checked it out because they've shot a few scenes in the restaurant in the building where I work, and I've seen Gabriel Macht walking around a few times.

The show is good, but it's too predictable. The side plots are not very interesting (mysterious pasts of the characters, love triangles, etc.), and you can poke so many holes into the main arc. Also, there are way too many fly-by's/random shots of "New York" (half of them are actually Toronto), I find that annoying. But it is quite different, the acting is pretty good (Rick Hoffman stands out compared to the rest), and it is easy to watch. Good way to pass the time, but don't expect something alone the same quality of Breaking Bad/Game of Thrones/The Wire/etc.

As a big Breaking Bad fan, I found it a good, light watch, but one which I enjoyed the 'cases' and whatnot they got into.

It's not the most plausible concept, but most of TV isn't anyways.
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Post by: Potvin29 on October 14, 2011, 09:09:06 PM
(http://breakingbadcostume.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/walter-white-aaron-paul.gif)
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Post by: L K on October 14, 2011, 10:32:01 PM
(http://breakingbadcostume.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/walter-white-aaron-paul.gif)

It looks like them dressed up as each other?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 15, 2011, 12:05:41 AM
Yep! And what looks to be 'Hank' in the background laughing.

Thought it was funny.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 16, 2011, 01:53:06 PM
Yep! And what looks to be 'Hank' in the background laughing.

Thought it was funny.

Isn't frank wearing the Heisnberg hat as well?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 22, 2011, 12:35:18 PM
Season 2 episode 1 of the walking dead last Sunday was squishy sounding.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 22, 2011, 08:03:50 PM
Season 2 episode 1 of the walking dead last Sunday was squishy sounding.

I enjoyed it. Looking forward to episode 2 tomorrow night
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 22, 2011, 10:15:46 PM
Season 2 episode 1 of the walking dead last Sunday was squishy sounding.

I enjoyed it. Looking forward to episode 2 tomorrow night

Yup, me too. Its one of those shows that I would rather watch 3-4 episodes at a time instead of waiting week to week.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 22, 2011, 10:17:08 PM
Yup, me too. Its one of those shows that I would rather watch 3-4 episodes at a time instead of waiting week to week.

I don't know. Something about having to wait makes me enjoy shows like it a little more. Maybe because I know I have something to look forward too.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 22, 2011, 10:21:50 PM
Yup, me too. Its one of those shows that I would rather watch 3-4 episodes at a time instead of waiting week to week.

I don't know. Something about having to wait makes me enjoy shows like it a little more. Maybe because I know I have something to look forward too.

For me, I love the show but not enough happens in one episode. Ineed things to progress faster.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 22, 2011, 10:32:58 PM
Yup, me too. Its one of those shows that I would rather watch 3-4 episodes at a time instead of waiting week to week.

I don't know. Something about having to wait makes me enjoy shows like it a little more. Maybe because I know I have something to look forward too.

For me, I love the show but not enough happens in one episode. Ineed things to progress faster.

Too many 'out of shape' zombies?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 22, 2011, 10:42:53 PM
Yup, me too. Its one of those shows that I would rather watch 3-4 episodes at a time instead of waiting week to week.

I don't know. Something about having to wait makes me enjoy shows like it a little more. Maybe because I know I have something to look forward too.

For me, I love the show but not enough happens in one episode. Ineed things to progress faster.

Too many 'out of shape' zombies?

Cue the Usain Bolt zombie cameo.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 22, 2011, 10:47:31 PM
Yup, me too. Its one of those shows that I would rather watch 3-4 episodes at a time instead of waiting week to week.

I don't know. Something about having to wait makes me enjoy shows like it a little more. Maybe because I know I have something to look forward too.

For me, I love the show but not enough happens in one episode. Ineed things to progress faster.

Too many 'out of shape' zombies?

Cue the Usain Bolt zombie cameo.

Richard Simmons Zombie
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 24, 2011, 04:37:51 PM
(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/6225000/6225182_ca19_625x1000.jpg)

...Wellwood zombie...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 24, 2011, 04:38:52 PM
Ewww.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 24, 2011, 04:40:29 PM
Not sure how I feel about zombies being the new vampires. Give us our zombies back tweeners!

Last night's Walking Dead - wasn't overly thrilled with it, but I'm going to re-watch it tonight as I was a bit distracted when it was on.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 24, 2011, 04:45:17 PM
Not sure how I feel about zombies being the new vampires. Give us our zombies back tweeners!

Last night's Walking Dead - wasn't overly thrilled with it, but I'm going to re-watch it tonight as I was a bit distracted when it was on.

Not much happened in last night's episode, so, it was a little slow, but, knowing that it was really just a set up for what should be a major payoff . . . worth it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 24, 2011, 04:48:30 PM
I'm enjoying Dexter more this season than last, so far at least.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 24, 2011, 04:52:31 PM
I'm enjoying Dexter more this season than last, so far at least.

I'm having trouble finding Colin Hanks to be threatening (though, maybe he's not really supposed to be), but, otherwise, yeah.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 24, 2011, 05:05:22 PM
Not sure how I feel about zombies being the new vampires. Give us our zombies back tweeners!

Last night's Walking Dead - wasn't overly thrilled with it, but I'm going to re-watch it tonight as I was a bit distracted when it was on.

On the other hand, I would watch a movie about a moody teenage girl being impregnated by a zombie.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 24, 2011, 05:15:03 PM
I'm enjoying Dexter more this season than last, so far at least.

I'm having trouble finding Colin Hanks to be threatening (though, maybe he's not really supposed to be), but, otherwise, yeah.

I'm assuming that there will be some kind of Olmos explosion at some point, Colin seems more like a foil/subservient believer where Olmos, aside from being kind of intimidating anyways seems more like the actual 'bad guy'.

That bit with the trip wire was a touch Saw-esque

I also think Brother Sams arc could be more than just a god nod, I hope so anyways, I like the actor and his character.

Not sure where they're going with it and I like that, last year was a bit predictable for me though still somewhat enjoyable.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 24, 2011, 06:14:09 PM
Not sure how I feel about zombies being the new vampires. Give us our zombies back tweeners!

Last night's Walking Dead - wasn't overly thrilled with it, but I'm going to re-watch it tonight as I was a bit distracted when it was on.

Not much happened in last night's episode, so, it was a little slow, but, knowing that it was really just a set up for what should be a major payoff . . . worth it.

Major payoff eh....excellent. That was by far the slowest episode of the 1.2 seasons thus far.
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Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 24, 2011, 09:56:16 PM
Not sure how I feel about zombies being the new vampires. Give us our zombies back tweeners!

Last night's Walking Dead - wasn't overly thrilled with it, but I'm going to re-watch it tonight as I was a bit distracted when it was on.

Not much happened in last night's episode, so, it was a little slow, but, knowing that it was really just a set up for what should be a major payoff . . . worth it.

Major payoff eh....excellent. That was by far the slowest episode of the 1.2 seasons thus far.

Kind of what I was talking about earlier. I love the show but I think the last two episodes could have been condensed into one episode.
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Post by: bustaheims on October 24, 2011, 09:59:21 PM
Major payoff eh....excellent. That was by far the slowest episode of the 1.2 seasons thus far.

Depends on how much they stick to the story from the comics for this particular situation, but, yeah, there'll be a little more build up, but, it'll be worth it.
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Post by: Sucker Punch on October 25, 2011, 04:09:23 AM
Watching Sons of Anarchy and Breaking Bad is a really lousy influence on me.

Does anyone know how to cook meth and/or where to buy assault weapons?
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Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 25, 2011, 07:07:18 AM
Watching Sons of Anarchy and Breaking Bad is a really lousy influence on me.

Does anyone know how to cook meth and/or where to buy assault weapons?

Yes and yes.
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Post by: lamajama on October 26, 2011, 01:10:11 AM
Sons of Anarchy is having an outstanding Season 4.
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Post by: Sucker Punch on October 26, 2011, 01:23:15 AM
Sons of Anarchy is having an outstanding Season 4.

I don't quite get the whole Juice storyline.   Is the Redwood chapter a bunch of raging racists and that's just never been shown in the show?   I remember in season 2 there was another chapter of the Sons that was full of black dudes.

Why is it such an issue that Juice is half black?   If they would kill him just because his Daddy had more melanin in his skin than they thought, I don't think I can root for these guys any longer.
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Post by: Tigger on October 26, 2011, 10:58:21 AM
I think Juice is getting played, I wondered about it as well but they invested a lot of energy saving Chibs ex and daughter so I have to think it's not really the case.

Could be why they're tying Chibs into the story line with Juice too.
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Post by: lamajama on October 26, 2011, 09:52:04 PM
Sons of Anarchy is having an outstanding Season 4.

I don't quite get the whole Juice storyline.   Is the Redwood chapter a bunch of raging racists and that's just never been shown in the show?   I remember in season 2 there was another chapter of the Sons that was full of black dudes.

Why is it such an issue that Juice is half black?   If they would kill him just because his Daddy had more melanin in his skin than they thought, I don't think I can root for these guys any longer.

I agree with you. To me, that's been the only flaw (however slight) this season. It would be different if SAMCRO had been portrayed through the shows as racists but they really haven't. Yes they also did do business with a black gang, the Mayans etc so race to me isn't as bad as it sounds but Juice is the one reacting. Chips also knows that Juice is off his mark so I'm sure something will happen there. I just know the storyline has been presenting some real good WTF moments and how the heck are they going to get outta this moments as well.
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Post by: Sucker Punch on October 28, 2011, 08:30:59 AM
I can't believe Beavis and Butthead are back.   Thank you, Mike Judge.

Now we just need to get Ren & Stimpy back.
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Post by: bustaheims on October 28, 2011, 12:05:44 PM
Now we just need to get Ren & Stimpy back.

I don't know. When they did come back a little while ago, it wasn't funny.
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Post by: Mordac on October 28, 2011, 01:55:39 PM
Now we just need to get Ren & Stimpy back.

I don't know. When they did come back a little while ago, it wasn't funny.

I still watch'em. I've even got my full sized, talking Ren and Stimply toys. :)
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Post by: Rick Couchman on October 30, 2011, 11:55:42 AM
So, my wife wants to watch Weeds from season one. Short of buying complete seasons from the video store, any tips on where to find them online?
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Post by: Frank E on October 30, 2011, 12:03:29 PM
Was Beavis and Butthead funny?  Did anyone see it?
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Post by: Sarge on October 30, 2011, 12:09:53 PM
Was Beavis and Butthead funny?  Did anyone see it?

I was really hoping it would be. I just found it kind of okay and nowhere as funny as it was (at least for me) 15 or more years ago.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on October 30, 2011, 12:37:56 PM
So, my wife wants to watch Weeds from season one. Short of buying complete seasons from the video store, any tips on where to find them online?

Netflix has seasons 1-3 streaming online so for the cost of buying one season on DVD you could just get a Netflix membership for a couple months and watch the first three seasons.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on October 30, 2011, 12:38:41 PM
Was Beavis and Butthead funny?  Did anyone see it?

I thought it was very funny.
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Post by: bustaheims on October 30, 2011, 12:57:30 PM
Was Beavis and Butthead funny?  Did anyone see it?

I quite enjoyed it, even though it significantly increased the amount of Jersey Shore I've witnessed.
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Post by: Frank E on October 30, 2011, 12:59:32 PM
Thanks guys...I'll see if I can find it on-demand somewhere.
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Post by: Sarge on October 30, 2011, 01:01:51 PM
Was Beavis and Butthead funny?  Did anyone see it?

I quite enjoyed it, even though it significantly increased the amount of Jersey Shore I've witnessed.

Yeah... I went from zero to whatever that content was. Perhaps part of the reason I couldn't relate. At least I knew WHO the lads were ripping on 15 + years ago.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on October 30, 2011, 01:15:01 PM
I quite enjoyed it, even though it significantly increased the amount of Jersey Shore I've witnessed.

I did think that was one of the funnier bits of the show though. That and Beavis saying "We will be denizens of the night".
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Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 31, 2011, 05:49:28 AM
Except for a few seconds near the end of the episode, where I saw some real character development, I didn't like the way they put tonight's walking dead episode together.
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Post by: Sucker Punch on October 31, 2011, 07:04:14 AM
Except for a few seconds near the end of the episode, where I saw some real character development, I didn't like the way they put tonight's walking dead episode together.

I was just bored until the very end.   40 minutes of people whining.   I know you feel guilty and you're afraid for your kid and future.   Now shut up and go kill some zombies.
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Post by: Sucker Punch on November 04, 2011, 04:51:07 PM
Nothing good ever happens in underground parking garages.
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Post by: TheMightyOdin on November 04, 2011, 04:55:19 PM
Nothing good ever happens in underground parking garages.
That's no way to talk about your conception.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on November 04, 2011, 05:01:31 PM

I have to say that as much as I liked It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia before, this season has been pretty exceptional. Last night in particular where Charlie and Dennis were filing their police report cracked me up.
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Post by: TheMightyOdin on November 04, 2011, 05:15:33 PM

I have to say that as much as I liked It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia before, this season has been pretty exceptional. Last night in particular where Charlie and Dennis were filing their police report cracked me up.
I'm a couple of episodes behind. The pageant was the last one I've seen, but I'm looking forward to catching up.

I was thinking how awesome it was when Danny Devito showed up on the show. Could you imagine anyone else playing the character of Frank?
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Post by: Nik Bethune on November 04, 2011, 05:21:55 PM
I was thinking how awesome it was when Danny Devito showed up on the show. Could you imagine anyone else playing the character of Frank?

You know, as much as I like the performance I kind of could. Frank really just gets a lot of great lines and I think there are some guys who could pull off the gross/weird/whatever relatively well.

Personally I think the guy they could never recast is Charlie.
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Post by: TheMightyOdin on November 04, 2011, 05:30:27 PM
I was thinking how awesome it was when Danny Devito showed up on the show. Could you imagine anyone else playing the character of Frank?

You know, as much as I like the performance I kind of could. Frank really just gets a lot of great lines and I think there are some guys who could pull off the gross/weird/whatever relatively well.

Personally I think the guy they could never recast is Charlie.

I like the way frank says "whores".

Yeah Charlie is awesome but I probably couldn't see any of them recast. I'm pretty attached the gang as they are.
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Post by: You're right on November 05, 2011, 10:56:32 AM
Andy Rooney has died

http://tvguide.ca/TVNews/Articles/111105_andy_rooney_diesl_MH (http://tvguide.ca/TVNews/Articles/111105_andy_rooney_diesl_MH)

Just a month after retiring. I sometimes got a good chuckle out of his essays on 60 minutes.
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Post by: Newbury on November 06, 2011, 11:14:56 AM

I have to say that as much as I liked It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia before, this season has been pretty exceptional. Last night in particular where Charlie and Dennis were filing their police report cracked me up.

Yeah, that was a great episode. Frank's virus video was pretty good too.
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Post by: lamajama on November 07, 2011, 01:38:44 PM
I started watching The Walking Dead (?) on Seas 2 and while it's certainly
creepy, the show is moving so slow (no pun intended). Every ep so far has
centered around looking for a lost girl. Disappointed so far...
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Post by: Joe S. on November 07, 2011, 02:15:41 PM
I discovered raising hope on netflix (I'm getting US netflix using unblock US - amazing service BTW) and that show is pretty freaking funny...

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Post by: Erndog on November 07, 2011, 02:41:26 PM
I want to watch American Horror Story, I've heard good things.

Any fans?
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Post by: bustaheims on November 07, 2011, 02:45:20 PM
I want to watch American Horror Story, I've heard good things.

Any fans?

I've enjoyed it so far. It's just creepy enough to keep me engaged without feeling like it's over the top or trying to hard. It also kind of amazes me that it was created by the same duo that created Glee - the two shows couldn't be more different.
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Post by: Sarge on November 10, 2011, 05:55:39 PM
One of my favourite feelings in life is when music gives me goosebumps. More often than not, this little Rachel Crow girl on the X-Factor does that to me. For anyone not following the show, I strongly recommend watching last night's performance. Rachel aside, there a bunch of other really good talent there too.
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Post by: mustacheman on November 11, 2011, 02:01:53 PM
Any idea's on who will be the one to kill Clay on Sons of Anarchy? Jax? Gemma? Wayne?
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Post by: Nik Bethune on November 11, 2011, 02:15:55 PM
Any idea's on who will be the one to kill Clay on Sons of Anarchy? Jax? Gemma? Wayne?

Funny thing about it is that there are now a good half-dozen or so people who'd be pretty justified in doing it. The three you mention but also Tara, Opie and even Bobby to some extent.

I'm still not 100% convinced Clay does die. I know they're setting it up so that he does by making him almost cartoonishly evil but I think they did the same with Zoebelle in season 2 and he escaped. It wouldn't shock me completely if Clay escapes at the end of season 4 and takes to the road as Jax becomes president of the club.

But my money is on Jax.
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Post by: Erndog on November 11, 2011, 02:58:14 PM
I want to watch American Horror Story, I've heard good things.

Any fans?

I've enjoyed it so far. It's just creepy enough to keep me engaged without feeling like it's over the top or trying to hard. It also kind of amazes me that it was created by the same duo that created Glee - the two shows couldn't be more different.

I watched the first episode last night and I liked it quite a bit.  It has a lot of random "freaky person randomly standing there for a second" scenes which actually gets your mind thinking a bit.  I enjoyed the scene where the duaghter and that crazy kid invite the bully school girl over to the basement.

I have the next 4 episodes, looking forward to watching them this weekend.

I heard it was the same two that created Glee and Nip Tuck.  That is most impressive.
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Post by: mustacheman on November 11, 2011, 05:24:44 PM
Any idea's on who will be the one to kill Clay on Sons of Anarchy? Jax? Gemma? Wayne?

Funny thing about it is that there are now a good half-dozen or so people who'd be pretty justified in doing it. The three you mention but also Tara, Opie and even Bobby to some extent.

I'm still not 100% convinced Clay does die. I know they're setting it up so that he does by making him almost cartoonishly evil but I think they did the same with Zoebelle in season 2 and he escaped. It wouldn't shock me completely if Clay escapes at the end of season 4 and takes to the road as Jax becomes president of the club.

But my money is on Jax.
A definite possibility is Clay gets put in prison and Otto( I had no idea but Otto is Kurt Sutter the writer of the show) kills Clay for not killing the man who killed his girlfriend. 
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Post by: Nik Bethune on November 11, 2011, 05:39:52 PM
A definite possibility is Clay gets put in prison and Otto( I had no idea but Otto is Kurt Sutter the writer of the show) kills Clay for not killing the man who killed his girlfriend.

The problems with that would be that A) we don't really know who killed Otto's wife and B) it was Bobby, not Clay, who told Otto that they'd killed Georgie. Remember, right now Otto is probably torn on thinking whether it's Georgie or Bobby who killed her.

More realistic, I think, would just be if Clay is in prison and Otto kills him because, you know, Otto is who does their killing in prison.
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Post by: mustacheman on November 11, 2011, 06:21:27 PM
Anyone following Boardwalk Empire? It's really steamrolling along, amazing story lines with intriguing characters and the casting is perfect. I'm getting the impression Arnold Rothstein's days are numbered with Lucky and Meyer not too happy being under his thumb. In reality Rothstein was killed in 1909 because of a 300,000 gambling debt, I wonder if they'll work that into the show?
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Post by: Darryl on November 11, 2011, 06:40:30 PM
Anyone following Boardwalk Empire? It's really steamrolling along, amazing story lines with intriguing characters and the casting is perfect. I'm getting the impression Arnold Rothstein's days are numbered with Lucky and Meyer not too happy being under his thumb. In reality Rothstein was killed in 1909 because of a 300,000 gambling debt, I wonder if they'll work that into the show?

I think Rothstein gets it before the end of the season.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on November 11, 2011, 07:35:25 PM
In reality Rothstein was killed in 1909 because of a 300,000 gambling debt, I wonder if they'll work that into the show?

Just to clear things up a little Rothstein died in 1928, not 1909(he's most notorious after all for being the money behind the fixing of the 1919 World Series) and the series right now is set in either 1921 or 1922.

I know they're not entirely dedicated to historical accuracy but it strikes me as a bit of a stretch to think they'd miss the date of Rothstein's death by that much.
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Post by: mustacheman on November 11, 2011, 07:37:05 PM
Anyone following Boardwalk Empire? It's really steamrolling along, amazing story lines with intriguing characters and the casting is perfect. I'm getting the impression Arnold Rothstein's days are numbered with Lucky and Meyer not too happy being under his thumb. In reality Rothstein was killed in 1909 because of a 300,000 gambling debt, I wonder if they'll work that into the show?
My mistake Rothstein wasn't shot till 1928 and i'm not sure where we are at in the show but I think 1928 is a long ways off.

I think Rothstein gets it before the end of the season.
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Post by: Madferret on November 13, 2011, 11:36:58 PM
Mental episode of TWD - finally!
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Post by: bustaheims on November 13, 2011, 11:51:43 PM
Mental episode of TWD - finally!

Told you there was a nice pay off coming.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 14, 2011, 02:22:16 AM
Mental episode of TWD - finally!

Told you there was a nice pay off coming.

Good call!
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Post by: Deebo on November 14, 2011, 11:30:18 AM
I thought that walking dead was more of the same, they spent pretty much the whole episode looking for the girl again and then there was about 1 minute of intrigue at the end with what Glenn found in the barn.

So little seems to actually happen on this show.
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Post by: Madferret on November 14, 2011, 12:57:18 PM
I thought that walking dead was more of the same, they spent pretty much the whole episode looking for the girl again and then there was about 1 minute of intrigue at the end with what Glenn found in the barn.

So little seems to actually happen on this show.

Maybe so but more "happened" in last nights episode than the past 2 put together....without anything really happening.
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Post by: Erndog on November 14, 2011, 01:20:36 PM
I thought that walking dead was more of the same, they spent pretty much the whole episode looking for the girl again and then there was about 1 minute of intrigue at the end with what Glenn found in the barn.

So little seems to actually happen on this show.

Maybe so but more "happened" in last nights episode than the past 2 put together....without anything really happening.

I don't know, I find the show to be coming together at a snails pace.  It's pretty remarkable actually considering all that happens in the comics and how quickly everything develops.  At the end of every issue was a real shocker, something that made you say to yourself, "ok, how can they top this?" yet they managed time and time again.

I know they can't replicate the comics issue by issue and Robert Kirkman said himself that looking back he would have done some things differently but I can't help but think that at the very least taking the pace of the comics (something 'big' happening everywhere they turned) would have made for a really suspenseful, intriguing series.
 
And FYI, the real payoff is when the Governor Philip arrives.  (which at this pace will be by season 12)
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Post by: Madferret on November 14, 2011, 01:28:37 PM
I thought that walking dead was more of the same, they spent pretty much the whole episode looking for the girl again and then there was about 1 minute of intrigue at the end with what Glenn found in the barn.

So little seems to actually happen on this show.

Maybe so but more "happened" in last nights episode than the past 2 put together....without anything really happening.

I don't know, I find the show to be coming together at a snails pace.  It's pretty remarkable actually considering all that happens in the comics and how quickly everything develops.  At the end of every issue was a real shocker, something that made you say to yourself, "ok, how can they top this?" yet they managed time and time again.

I know they can't replicate the comics issue by issue and Robert Kirkman said himself that looking back he would have done some things differently but I can't help but think that at the very least taking the pace of the comics (something 'big' happening everywhere they turned) would have made for a really suspenseful, intriguing series.
 
And FYI, the real payoff is when the Governor Philip arrives.  (which at this pace will be by season 12)

I haven't read the comics - I think that works in my favor. I plan on reading them but the more I hear the comparisons between the two I think I'll wait till the show has run its course.
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Post by: bustaheims on November 14, 2011, 01:42:17 PM
I don't know, I find the show to be coming together at a snails pace.  It's pretty remarkable actually considering all that happens in the comics and how quickly everything develops.  At the end of every issue was a real shocker, something that made you say to yourself, "ok, how can they top this?" yet they managed time and time again.

I know they can't replicate the comics issue by issue and Robert Kirkman said himself that looking back he would have done some things differently but I can't help but think that at the very least taking the pace of the comics (something 'big' happening everywhere they turned) would have made for a really suspenseful, intriguing series.
 
And FYI, the real payoff is when the Governor Philip arrives.  (which at this pace will be by season 12)

I feel like if they went at the same pace as the comics, things would feel really rushed and unrealistic. Because there's a month between issues, you can get away with pushing the pace much more easily in a book than in a weekly TV series. The way time flows in a comic and on TV is different. The show could pick up the pace a little bit, but getting anywhere near the pace of the book would ruin it.
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Post by: Potvin29 on November 15, 2011, 07:21:51 AM
HIMYM spoilers, don't read down:














Not cool, Robin.  Not cool.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on November 15, 2011, 06:34:15 PM

Well, looks like Community is more or less done. It's been put on hiatus and will be replaced by 30 rock at midseason. It's a shame as I thought it was a show that was pretty great at times but, I think, came to be bogged down by one-note characters i had little time for.
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Post by: lamajama on November 15, 2011, 06:43:49 PM

Well, looks like Community is more or less done. It's been put on hiatus and will be replaced by 30 rock at midseason. It's a shame as I thought it was a show that was pretty great at times but, I think, came to be bogged down by one-note characters i had little time for.

Well it sure was not the norm..entertaining but not fantastic but what do I know..I think The Big Bang Theory is one of the stupidest shows on TV..
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Post by: bustaheims on November 15, 2011, 06:50:21 PM
Well, looks like Community is more or less done. It's been put on hiatus and will be replaced by 30 rock at midseason. It's a shame as I thought it was a show that was pretty great at times but, I think, came to be bogged down by one-note characters i had little time for.

I don't know, I look at NBC's Wednesday night comedies, and I see two that I don't expect to make it past March. I know Community hasn't received the best ratings, but, my guess is they've put it aside for midseason, because they know they're going to need something.
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Post by: L K on November 15, 2011, 06:54:33 PM

Well, looks like Community is more or less done. It's been put on hiatus and will be replaced by 30 rock at midseason. It's a shame as I thought it was a show that was pretty great at times but, I think, came to be bogged down by one-note characters i had little time for.

I'm disappointed.  I still like Community and what they are keeping instead of it is a pile of garbage.  Chelsea Handler getting another show about her life that will bomb.  And that god-awful Whitney show.
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Post by: Deebo on November 15, 2011, 10:59:44 PM
I liked Community quite a bit, the one I don't really get is Parks and Recreation.

Apart from the odd Ron Swanson line, I don't think its very funny. Amy Poheler's not very funny and I find Aziz Ansari annoying.

I know its popular though, I just don't get it.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on November 16, 2011, 07:57:29 AM
I don't know, I look at NBC's Wednesday night comedies, and I see two that I don't expect to make it past March. I know Community hasn't received the best ratings, but, my guess is they've put it aside for midseason, because they know they're going to need something.

I think they'll find a place to burn off some episodes, maybe even order some more to give it a proper finale. A renewal, though, would be pretty hard to fathom considering how terrible it's ratings have been.
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Post by: Andy on November 16, 2011, 10:07:15 AM
I liked Community quite a bit, the one I don't really get is Parks and Recreation.

Apart from the odd Ron Swanson line, I don't think its very funny. Amy Poheler's not very funny and I find Aziz Ansari annoying.

I know its popular though, I just don't get it.

Yea that sucks; I love Community. Although I guess after four season/years at the college, it would probably have to cease being "Community" anyhow.

I never really got Parks and Rec either and I've also never gotten into How I met your Mother, despite alot of praise I hear from critics, friends, etc.

But the one hit show I cannot stand is Big Bang Theory. It isnt funny, witty or even remotely entertaining.
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Post by: Newbury on November 16, 2011, 12:06:53 PM
I liked Community quite a bit, the one I don't really get is Parks and Recreation.

Apart from the odd Ron Swanson line, I don't think its very funny. Amy Poheler's not very funny and I find Aziz Ansari annoying.

I know its popular though, I just don't get it.

Yea that sucks; I love Community. Although I guess after four season/years at the college, it would probably have to cease being "Community" anyhow.

I never really got Parks and Rec either and I've also never gotten into How I met your Mother, despite alot of praise I hear from critics, friends, etc.

But the one hit show I cannot stand is Big Bang Theory. It isnt funny, witty or even remotely entertaining.

I don't understand how Big Bang does so well in the ratings. I don't like it nor do I find it funny, and most people I know feel the same.

I do love Parks though. The characters are great.

Right now, The League and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia are my two favourite sitcoms, though I still have a soft spot for How I Met Your Mother.
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Post by: Zid on November 16, 2011, 01:05:25 PM
I liked Community quite a bit, the one I don't really get is Parks and Recreation.

Apart from the odd Ron Swanson line, I don't think its very funny. Amy Poheler's not very funny and I find Aziz Ansari annoying.

I know its popular though, I just don't get it.

Yea that sucks; I love Community. Although I guess after four season/years at the college, it would probably have to cease being "Community" anyhow.

I never really got Parks and Rec either and I've also never gotten into How I met your Mother, despite alot of praise I hear from critics, friends, etc.

But the one hit show I cannot stand is Big Bang Theory. It isnt funny, witty or even remotely entertaining.

I don't understand how Big Bang does so well in the ratings. I don't like it nor do I find it funny, and most people I know feel the same.

I do love Parks though. The characters are great.

Right now, The League and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia are my two favourite sitcoms, though I still have a soft spot for How I Met Your Mother.

One episode they were talking Klingon then the topic of sex came up and they were all awkward. Get it? Get it how funny and  clever the show is...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Erndog on November 16, 2011, 01:47:05 PM
What the heck is with the Big Bang hate?

I love it!  Sheldon Cooper is probably one of the best characters on all of television.
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Post by: bustaheims on November 16, 2011, 01:53:17 PM
What the heck is with the Big Bang hate?

I love it!  Sheldon Cooper is probably one of the best characters on all of television.

I don't get the hate, either. While I wouldn't say Big Bang is the funniest show on TV, it's miles better than 90% of the sitcoms out there and is still very entertaining.
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Post by: Sarge on November 16, 2011, 01:55:21 PM
What the heck is with the Big Bang hate?

I love it!  Sheldon Cooper is probably one of the best characters on all of television.

I don't get the hate, either. While I wouldn't say Big Bang is the funniest show on TV, it's miles better than 90% of the sitcoms out there and is still very entertaining.

I have to agree with both of you... My only regret with the show is not watching it from the beginning.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on November 16, 2011, 01:56:53 PM
I've only seen a couple episodes, but I didn't find it even mildly funny.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on November 16, 2011, 01:57:06 PM
What the heck is with the Big Bang hate?

I love it!  Sheldon Cooper is probably one of the best characters on all of television.

I don't get the hate, either. While I wouldn't say Big Bang is the funniest show on TV, it's miles better than 90% of the sitcoms out there and is still very entertaining.

I feel like it's Friends except with pretentious and verbose language and oddball nerds.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rob on November 16, 2011, 02:05:30 PM
What the heck is with the Big Bang hate?

I love it!  Sheldon Cooper is probably one of the best characters on all of television.

Wheaton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rob on November 16, 2011, 02:10:03 PM
I've only seen a couple episodes, but I didn't find it even mildly funny.

It must be your television.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on November 16, 2011, 03:53:07 PM
I do love Parks though. The characters are great.

I agree. Best comedy on television right now bar none in my book. I think it's a little subtle for some folks but I think it's very smart as well as genuinely sweet at times.

"The raccoon problem is under control. They have their part of the town and we have ours."

or

"Strippers do nothing for me. But I will never turn down a breakfast buffet."
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on November 16, 2011, 03:56:52 PM

Well, looks like Community is more or less done. It's been put on hiatus and will be replaced by 30 rock at midseason. It's a shame as I thought it was a show that was pretty great at times but, I think, came to be bogged down by one-note characters i had little time for.

I thought it was an excellent show, but probably limited in how far it could go. The writing was pretty well done and I liked a lot of the referential humour.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on November 16, 2011, 03:58:00 PM
What the heck is with the Big Bang hate?

I'm not a regular watcher of it but in the few episodes I've seen they seem to kind of veer between genuinely smart comedy and just the absolute laziest stereotyping and cliches.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on November 16, 2011, 04:00:02 PM
What the heck is with the Big Bang hate?

I'm not a regular watcher of it but in the few episodes I've seen they seem to kind of veer between genuinely smart comedy and just the absolute laziest stereotyping and cliches.

And find a way to make simple, unfunny jokes, into pseudo-scientific jargon and therefore make it funny.

I nearly facepalmed when they Sheldon pulled out an "Im rubber, you're glue" comeback in nerdspeak. Just awful.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on November 16, 2011, 04:06:59 PM
I learned "soft kitty" from the show which is now a bed-time staple in our home. For that alone, I love the show.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 16, 2011, 10:54:50 PM
Throw me in with the group that can't stand Big Bang Theory.  I've tried watching it, and it seems like the most cliche, obvious, lame jokes imaginable.

But, hey, everyone has their own tastes of what is funny.  Dane Cook is popular.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: L K on November 16, 2011, 11:13:26 PM
What the heck is with the Big Bang hate?

I'm not a regular watcher of it but in the few episodes I've seen they seem to kind of veer between genuinely smart comedy and just the absolute laziest stereotyping and cliches.

No see, it's clever.  They take terrible jokes, and then insert the name of a famous scientist/scientific jargon somewhere and suddenly it's "smart comedy".
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on November 16, 2011, 11:34:36 PM
No see, it's clever.  They take terrible jokes, and then insert the name of a famous scientist/scientific jargon somewhere and suddenly it's "smart comedy".

Like I said I'm not a regular viewer and not a huge fan so I'll make for a lousy defender of it but while I agree they do jokes like you mention and the lazy ones I'm talking about they also make some jokes that I appreciate, in part because they're into some of the same pop culture I am.

Just as a quick example I saw one where they'd bought a box of movie props or something at a yard sale and they found a copy of the script to Ghostbusters inside and they got all excited until one of them pointed out it was actually to Ghostbusters 2, at which point they threw it in the trash.

Is it cutting edge, Louis CK kind of stuff? No. But credit where credit's due, that's a decent crack.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on November 17, 2011, 06:38:44 PM
For fans of Sons of Anarchy, there's a gonna be lots of action in the last 2 eps to Season 4!!

So many people want to kill Clay, it's like the "who shot Burns" (for the younger crowd) or "who shot JR" (for us older ones...)

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 17, 2011, 06:52:44 PM
For fans of Sons of Anarchy, there's a gonna be lots of action in the last 2 eps to Season 4!!

So many people want to kill Clay, it's like the "who shot Burns" (for the younger crowd) or "who shot JR" (for us older ones...)

Opie's gonna kill somebody.   I'm hoping that Gemma will kill Clay herself.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on November 17, 2011, 06:56:15 PM
The interesting thing with Community is that NBC hasn't told them to cease production. They'll still be making a full season's worth of episodes, which, for a show that's intended to be cancelled, is unusual. They may just be transitioning it into a summer series.
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on November 17, 2011, 08:50:31 PM
The interesting thing with Community is that NBC hasn't told them to cease production. They'll still be making a full season's worth of episodes, which, for a show that's intended to be cancelled, is unusual. They may just be transitioning it into a summer series.

The articles I read said the show was "benched", one of them quoted a tweet from Allison Brie (Annie) that's said "Troy and Abed in the... Summer?" or something like that.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 18, 2011, 03:22:42 AM
For anyone else who was confused by the apparent racism in Sons of Anarchy, this article was really good;

http://www.racialicious.com/2011/11/17/how-sons-of-anarchy-got-racism-right/
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 18, 2011, 09:28:32 PM
Quote
Netflix has made another big programming move, striking a deal to bring back from the dead the critically acclaimed Fox series "Arrested Development."

The quirky ensemble show, which lasted only three seasons but won an Emmy Award for best comedy, followed the antics of the morally challenged Bluth family. The series, whose stars included Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera and Portia de Rossi, was cancelled five years ago, it continued to find new fans via DVDs and reruns.

The show is expected to return with new episodes in the first half of 2013. The entire cast is expected to return, a person close to the project said. There has also been talk of making an "Arrested Development" movie as well, but so far no definite plan for that has emerged. There is no word yet as to how many episodes Netflix will order.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/11/netflix-to-bring-back-arrested-development.html
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: skippy on November 19, 2011, 02:57:32 PM
No see, it's clever.  They take terrible jokes, and then insert the name of a famous scientist/scientific jargon somewhere and suddenly it's "smart comedy".

Like I said I'm not a regular viewer and not a huge fan so I'll make for a lousy defender of it but while I agree they do jokes like you mention and the lazy ones I'm talking about they also make some jokes that I appreciate, in part because they're into some of the same pop culture I am.

Just as a quick example I saw one where they'd bought a box of movie props or something at a yard sale and they found a copy of the script to Ghostbusters inside and they got all excited until one of them pointed out it was actually to Ghostbusters 2, at which point they threw it in the trash.

Is it cutting edge, Louis CK kind of stuff? No. But credit where credit's due, that's a decent crack.

Wow, i've only watched it once and thought it was stupid. Guess I was right.

Community has had a week season, in comparison to last year. Still, better than 99% of what's out there. The fact that it's being replaced by a tiresome, well past it's prime 30 rock tells you something about ratings.

The best comedy, bar none, on tv right now is Bored to Death.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on November 19, 2011, 05:36:12 PM
For fans of Sons of Anarchy, there's a gonna be lots of action in the last 2 eps to Season 4!!

So many people want to kill Clay, it's like the "who shot Burns" (for the younger crowd) or "who shot JR" (for us older ones...)

Very glad they added an extra episode this year. 3 to go.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on November 19, 2011, 06:49:05 PM
Wow, i've only watched it once and thought it was stupid. Guess I was right.

Grrr, your obnoxious declaration of your own viewpoint to be the correct one totally makes me want to argue with you.

Gives us a shout when you have a new schtick.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on November 20, 2011, 01:43:20 AM
For fans of Sons of Anarchy, there's a gonna be lots of action in the last 2 eps to Season 4!!

So many people want to kill Clay, it's like the "who shot Burns" (for the younger crowd) or "who shot JR" (for us older ones...)

Very glad they added an extra episode this year. 3 to go.

I was told they were denied that option so they added to last week's show and were going to add time to the last 2 (the season ender is usually extended anyway.)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: skippy on November 20, 2011, 10:41:54 AM
Wow, i've only watched it once and thought it was stupid. Guess I was right.

Grrr, your obnoxious declaration of your own viewpoint to be the correct one totally makes me want to argue with you.

Gives us a shout when you have a new schtick.

Just so I get the rules.... If I say a show is funny, that's okay. If I say it's stupid, I'm trying to declare my viewpoint as the correct one?

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on November 21, 2011, 06:55:43 PM
For fans of Sons of Anarchy, there's a gonna be lots of action in the last 2 eps to Season 4!!

So many people want to kill Clay, it's like the "who shot Burns" (for the younger crowd) or "who shot JR" (for us older ones...)

Very glad they added an extra episode this year. 3 to go.

Yep you're right. That's pretty astounding for a network to do.

The article I found also said that Sons is the highest rated cable drama
in the USA! Not surprised.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 22, 2011, 09:58:50 AM
Really liked the latest TWD...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 22, 2011, 10:53:54 PM
Trying to get my Mom into It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.   Anyone know which episode had Frank crawling naked out of the couch at a party?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on November 23, 2011, 04:21:27 AM
Trying to get my Mom into It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.   Anyone know which episode had Frank crawling naked out of the couch at a party?

It was the Christmas special. On the whole I didn't think it was one of their better episodes but that scene made me lose my sh#t. It was genius.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 23, 2011, 04:33:16 AM
Trying to get my Mom into It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.   Anyone know which episode had Frank crawling naked out of the couch at a party?

It was the Christmas special. On the whole I didn't think it was one of their better episodes but that scene made me lose my sh#t. It was genius.

I love it too.   I'm trying to think of parts that had me laughing my ass off.   Naked Frank, Green Man, and Charlie going America all over everybody's ass immediately jumped to mind.

Any other ideas?   Mac dating a tranny, maybe?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on November 23, 2011, 07:46:26 AM
Really liked the latest TWD...

Love the show but this season has been really slow. Only one more episode until mid-season break. I hope the reveal whatever it is they've been building to next week.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on November 23, 2011, 09:19:30 AM
Trying to get my Mom into It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.   Anyone know which episode had Frank crawling naked out of the couch at a party?

It was the Christmas special. On the whole I didn't think it was one of their better episodes but that scene made me lose my sh#t. It was genius.

I love it too.   I'm trying to think of parts that had me laughing my ass off.   Naked Frank, Green Man, and Charlie going America all over everybody's ass immediately jumped to mind.

Any other ideas?   Mac dating a tranny, maybe?

Well they had me at the very first scene with Dee's friend coming into the bar.

Some personal fave's: Dennis sleeping with the large black man, the crack episode, Mac sleeping with Dennis' Mom and Dennis trying to get revenge, Extreme home makeover episode, The Nightman cometh, Gang goes Jihad.

The first 2 seasons were rock solid. Some episodes since have been hit and miss (although I like most) but the dynamic between all the characters is fantastic. Definitely one of my favorite shows.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Erndog on November 23, 2011, 10:38:54 AM
Trying to get my Mom into It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.   Anyone know which episode had Frank crawling naked out of the couch at a party?

It was the Christmas special. On the whole I didn't think it was one of their better episodes but that scene made me lose my sh#t. It was genius.

I think I lost consciousness when I saw that I was laughing so hard.

That was easily the funniest scene in any episode of the show ever (even though it was a Christmas special).

My favourite episode was the prom one.  I liked when Charlie was the 'wild card' and cut the breaks also.  Oh and 'You have to pay the trolls toll to get into this boys soul.'  That line killed me.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on November 23, 2011, 12:15:43 PM
Trying to get my Mom into It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.   Anyone know which episode had Frank crawling naked out of the couch at a party?

It was the Christmas special. On the whole I didn't think it was one of their better episodes but that scene made me lose my sh#t. It was genius.

I think I lost consciousness when I saw that I was laughing so hard.

That was easily the funniest scene in any episode of the show ever (even though it was a Christmas special).

My favourite episode was the prom one.  I liked when Charlie was the 'wild card' and cut the breaks also.  Oh and 'You have to pay the trolls toll to get into this boys soul.'  That line killed me.

Forgot about the wild card one. That was really good.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Spare Change on November 23, 2011, 07:37:12 PM
Trying to get my Mom into It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.   Anyone know which episode had Frank crawling naked out of the couch at a party?

It was the Christmas special. On the whole I didn't think it was one of their better episodes but that scene made me lose my sh#t. It was genius.

I think I lost consciousness when I saw that I was laughing so hard.

That was easily the funniest scene in any episode of the show ever (even though it was a Christmas special).

My favourite episode was the prom one.  I liked when Charlie was the 'wild card' and cut the breaks also.  Oh and 'You have to pay the trolls toll to get into this boys soul.'  That line killed me.
who pooped the bed.

Awesome episode.

Or anything with the freaky brothers. Don't remember their names.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rob on November 23, 2011, 08:14:17 PM
Anybody watch Up All Night?  Pretty funny show.  I particularly love seeing Maple Leaf references, and in the one episode Will Arnett is wearing a Leaf Clark "jersey" t-shirt.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: riff raff on November 23, 2011, 08:32:49 PM
Anybody watch Up All Night?  Pretty funny show.  I particularly love seeing Maple Leaf references, and in the one episode Will Arnett is wearing a Leaf Clark "jersey" t-shirt.

I assumed that t-shirt is from Arnett's own wardrobe.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on November 24, 2011, 02:23:22 PM
The latest episode of 'The Universe' was pretty sweet. Titled 'Crash Landing on Mars' it went over the most current strategies about surviving on Mars including a funny bit where a solar flares effects are mitigated by the crews own waste material stored in the walls of their vehicle... saved by poop!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Erndog on November 24, 2011, 02:33:32 PM
Trying to get my Mom into It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.   Anyone know which episode had Frank crawling naked out of the couch at a party?

It was the Christmas special. On the whole I didn't think it was one of their better episodes but that scene made me lose my sh#t. It was genius.

I think I lost consciousness when I saw that I was laughing so hard.

That was easily the funniest scene in any episode of the show ever (even though it was a Christmas special).

My favourite episode was the prom one.  I liked when Charlie was the 'wild card' and cut the breaks also.  Oh and 'You have to pay the trolls toll to get into this boys soul.'  That line killed me.
who pooped the bed.

Awesome episode.

Or anything with the freaky brothers. Don't remember their names.

McPoyle's.

Yeah, I like when their whole family shows up to the football tryouts. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on November 25, 2011, 01:04:23 PM
Trying to get my Mom into It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.   Anyone know which episode had Frank crawling naked out of the couch at a party?

It was the Christmas special. On the whole I didn't think it was one of their better episodes but that scene made me lose my sh#t. It was genius.

I think I lost consciousness when I saw that I was laughing so hard.

That was easily the funniest scene in any episode of the show ever (even though it was a Christmas special).

My favourite episode was the prom one.  I liked when Charlie was the 'wild card' and cut the breaks also.  Oh and 'You have to pay the trolls toll to get into this boys soul.'  That line killed me.
who pooped the bed.

Awesome episode.

Or anything with the freaky brothers. Don't remember their names.

McPoyle's.

Yeah, I like when their whole family shows up to the football tryouts. 

The football tryouts episode is an awesome one. Frank tripping balls in the garbage can, Charlie and his green man outfit, sweet D pretending to be a guy.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on November 25, 2011, 01:14:49 PM
The football tryouts episode is an awesome one. Frank tripping balls in the garbage can, Charlie and his green man outfit, sweet D pretending to be a guy.

The beauty pageant episode from this season might be among the funniest and most awkward episodes they've ever done.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on November 25, 2011, 01:26:36 PM
The football tryouts episode is an awesome one. Frank tripping balls in the garbage can, Charlie and his green man outfit, sweet D pretending to be a guy.

The beauty pageant episode from this season might be among the funniest and most awkward episodes they've ever done.

Yeah, this season has been good, although I was unimpressed by the last episode. Probably the least I've laughed at that show. But CharDeeMacDennis was great and the one where they're trapped in the house provided some good laughs. Dennis beginning to realize how ridiculous their schemes were was pretty funny.

And I can't remember which episode it was, but Charlie's idea of putting more cats into D's wall to fetch out the cat that was already in there was pretty great too.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on November 25, 2011, 02:24:23 PM
I've said it many times thru this season but Sons of Anarchy (#1 rated cable show on US TV) has more "action" per episode than anything I've ever seen. Makes Sopranos look like a soap opera (55 minutes of fill for 5 minutes of plot development.

2 eps to go for Season 4 and I have no idea how they are going to untangle everything - or have any club members left for Season 5!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on November 26, 2011, 04:34:42 PM
I almost wet myself a number of times watching the first season of An Idiot Abroad... I understand the second season is coming (very) soon - if it hasn't already. Somebody please tell me I haven't missed it.  :-\ 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on November 26, 2011, 10:36:53 PM
Anyone watching American Horror Story? See they got picked up for a 12 episode second season.  Certainly a lot of question remain but this past episode really filled in a bunch of Tate's background. Love the constant Cobain references and the fact that Tate always dresses like em.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Erndog on November 26, 2011, 10:41:18 PM
Anyone watching American Horror Story?

Yup!  My buddys downloaded em so I've a few episodes ahead of what FX Canada has shown so far and I absolutely love it.  I won't say too much but I think the next episode explains Tate a little further... It's pretty wild and very disturbing.

Also, Connie Britton is the definition of MILF lol
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on November 27, 2011, 01:28:28 AM
Anyone watching American Horror Story? See they got picked up for a 12 episode second season.  Certainly a lot of question remain but this past episode really filled in a bunch of Tate's background. Love the constant Cobain references and the fact that Tate always dresses like em.

Definitely my favourite new show of the season, and by a fairly significant margin. Still can't believe that guys that created Glee created this as well. The most recent episode . . . man, did it cover a lot of stuff, and set up what I hope is going to be an absolutely fantastic payoff. Lots of stuff happening.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Trolloc on November 27, 2011, 11:22:03 AM
Anyone watching Homeland? It is a great new show and for me, the best television show on right now behind Boardwalk Empire. I highly recommend it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqddY2sOk6U[/youtube]
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Arn on November 27, 2011, 01:26:10 PM
I almost wet myself a number of times watching the first season of An Idiot Abroad... I understand the second season is coming (very) soon - if it hasn't already. Somebody please tell me I haven't missed it.  :-\

Second season has aired in the UK (or is a few episodes in, anyway)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on November 27, 2011, 01:49:59 PM
I almost wet myself a number of times watching the first season of An Idiot Abroad... I understand the second season is coming (very) soon - if it hasn't already. Somebody please tell me I haven't missed it.  :-\

Second season has aired in the UK (or is a few episodes in, anyway)

Cheers.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Mr. Leaf on November 27, 2011, 03:07:13 PM
Anybody watch Up All Night?  Pretty funny show.  I particularly love seeing Maple Leaf references, and in the one episode Will Arnett is wearing a Leaf Clark "jersey" t-shirt.
My girlfriend & I both love Up All Night!  It is hilarious!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on November 27, 2011, 04:27:01 PM
Agreed on the Connie Britton comment Ernie.

I was surprised as well that this is from the same people as Glee. Definitely showing their range.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 27, 2011, 05:44:53 PM
Agreed on the Connie Britton comment Ernie.

I was surprised as well that this is from the same people as Glee. Definitely showing their range.

Didn't those guys make Nip/Tuck too?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 28, 2011, 01:02:00 PM
Mid-season finale of TWD was great - the 7 episode hunt for Sophia is over!
Next new episode is in Feb?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on November 28, 2011, 03:25:24 PM
Mid-season finale of TWD was great - the 7 episode hunt for Sophia is over!
Next new episode is in Feb?

It returns February 12.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 28, 2011, 05:12:29 PM
Mid-season finale of TWD was great - the 7 episode hunt for Sophia is over!
Next new episode is in Feb?

It returns February 12.

At least it's not a 10 month wait this time!
What did you think of last night's episode?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 28, 2011, 05:15:18 PM
I thought it was great.   I've been pretty underwhelmed with the whole season, but that last scene really kicked my butt.   Didn't see that coming at all.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 28, 2011, 05:29:29 PM
I thought it was great.   I've been pretty underwhelmed with the whole season, but that last scene really kicked my butt.   Didn't see that coming at all.

Agreed. Badass.
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on November 28, 2011, 05:50:06 PM
Mid-season finale of TWD was great - the 7 episode hunt for Sophia is over!
Next new episode is in Feb?

It returns February 12.

At least it's not a 10 month wait this time!
What did you think of last night's episode?

Great, easily the best so far.

Like SP said, that last scene was amazing.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on November 28, 2011, 05:58:55 PM
Last night's episode made that other 6 bearable. It was really well done. I can't say I was surprised about the ending though.

EDIT: Do you think the writing is on the wall for Shane? I don't see him lasting much longer. I hope I'm wrong. I think the show needs him.

I also liked how it was Rick who was the one to do what needed to be done. For all of Shane's chest thumping and talking about how Rick was not built for the new world, when it came down to it Rick, not Shane, was the one who had the stones to do what was necessary. I think it really solidified his position as leader of the group.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on November 28, 2011, 06:11:44 PM
Agreed on the Connie Britton comment Ernie.

I was surprised as well that this is from the same people as Glee. Definitely showing their range.

Didn't those guys make Nip/Tuck too?

According to the IMDB pages yes they are.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on November 30, 2011, 12:38:21 PM
Part 1 of the season-ender for Sons of Anarchy was outstanding.

Jemma is one cold and calculating beeyatch - but it appears Tara
can be one as well!

Can't wait until next week.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on December 05, 2011, 01:55:46 PM
Caught the first couple episodes of 'The Last Enemy', 5 part BBC series with Benedict Cumberbatch from Sherlock, pretty good so far, the feel of the show reminds me of 'Luther' a little.

Set somewhere in the near future the British gov't wants to bring TIA ( total information awareness ) into law amid terror and immigration issues, Cumberbatch plays a physicist who's dead brother was somehow caught up in all of this...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on December 08, 2011, 07:15:12 PM
Sons of Anarchy ended season 4 last night with an incredible show.

Knowing it's the #1 ranked cable show in the US, it had better garner
multiple Emmy nominations and wins this year. The writing, directing and acting is outstanding.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on December 08, 2011, 07:54:54 PM
Sons of Anarchy ended season 4 last night with an incredible show.

I have to be honest, I thought it was a pretty weak show for them. I'm a fan but this whole thing seemed like it was building to a huge conclusion and then it fizzled with almost no appreciable consequence.

I still doubt that it does much in the way of Emmy voting. I still think it's a notch below Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Justified to name a few.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 08, 2011, 07:57:41 PM
Big reveal on last night's episode of American Horror Story.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on December 08, 2011, 09:49:46 PM
Big reveal on last night's episode of American Horror Story.

Good. I started watching the other day. I'm at episode 7 but still don't really have much of a clue what's going on, outside of the obvious haunted house story. Still waiting for it all to come together, I guess... if it does.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 08, 2011, 10:01:45 PM
Sons of Anarchy ended season 4 last night with an incredible show.

I have to be honest, I thought it was a pretty weak show for them. I'm a fan but this whole thing seemed like it was building to a huge conclusion and then it fizzled with almost no appreciable consequence.

I still doubt that it does much in the way of Emmy voting. I still think it's a notch below Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Justified to name a few.

I'm kinda with you on that.   Not much happened in the finale.   They revealed the twist near the beginning, then the rest of the episode you just watched everything fall into place as expected.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on December 08, 2011, 10:09:01 PM
I'm kinda with you on that.   Not much happened in the finale.   They revealed the twist near the beginning, then the rest of the episode you just watched everything fall into place as expected.

Not only that but the whole device they used to [SPOILER]make sure Clay survived didn't even make sense. The Irish guys know what kind of an organization SAMCRO is, they know Clay could get arrested or killed at any time, but the only way they're willing to do this deal is if Clay is constantly around? I mean, this means Clay can barely even be a member of the club because if he catches a stray bullet then the deal with the Irish would be off.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on December 08, 2011, 10:57:49 PM
It's the initial meet that mattered more so than an ongoing dependency on Clay I think, they had their protocol for that particular moment given who they trusted.

Likely, down the line, that won't be an issue ( well, unless the writers decide to make something else out of it ).

Lincoln Potter's bit at the end was pretty amusing, wouldn't mind seeing him back, Ray McKinnon's an interesting actor.

It was also interesting to see a reference to Pablo Escobar elsewhere in the forums, the creator of the show likened the Galindo CIA connection directly to him in an interview recently.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on December 08, 2011, 11:04:27 PM
It's the initial meet that mattered more so than an ongoing dependency on Clay I think, they had their protocol for that particular moment given who they trusted.

Nah, that doesn't work. SPOILER If it's just about making that initial meet and then the Irish are willing to deal with Jax then why would Jax go to the Hospital and tell Clay all he knows? Why not let him make that meet and then kill him? This was set up so that Jax can't kill Clay.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on December 08, 2011, 11:19:28 PM
It's the initial meet that mattered more so than an ongoing dependency on Clay I think, they had their protocol for that particular moment given who they trusted.

Nah, that doesn't work. SPOILER If it's just about making that initial meet and then the Irish are willing to deal with Jax then why would Jax go to the Hospital and tell Clay all he knows? Why not let him make that meet and then kill him? This was set up so that Jax can't kill Clay.

The Irish said they didn't know/trust Jax, that could change and make Clay expendable, all Jax knows at the time is what the Irish are saying has to happen to make the deal work in the here and now ( so to speak ).

Jax telling Clay makes some sense in that he has to have a reason to pull his President patch, Clay wouldn't let that go for no reason. Jax was leaning towards killing him right until he woke up, not sure why that was a big change for him given the threat to the MC and his family.

Also, Clay is a popular character and the powers that be may be thinking his arc could be more useful to the story otherwise. ( which doesn't make the writing any better, just a consideration ).

I agree in a general sense though, I thought it was a bit of a weak finale overall.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on December 08, 2011, 11:23:45 PM
The Irish said they didn't know/trust Jax, that could change and make Clay expendable, all Jax knows at the time is what the Irish are saying has to happen to make the deal work in the here and now ( so to speak ).

Yeah, that still doesn't pass the smell test for me. Again, as far as the Irish are concerned Clay got shot by unknown people. It easily could have been deadly. I just don't buy that they'd be willing to let a deal of this size and scope fall apart because of that.

Also, Clay is a popular character and the powers that be may be thinking his arc could be more useful to the story otherwise. ( which doesn't make the writing any better, just a consideration ).

Yeah, that's where I am. I'm fine with that reality, I just think it's a bit of a cheat to give 8 different characters a reason to kill Clay and then pull a "Oops, can't kill him because of Deus O'Machina".
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on December 08, 2011, 11:41:38 PM
The devil's in the details and Ares junk fell out... yeah it wasn't the best work I've seen from Sutters crew, it was almost like they felt they had to tie everything neat and tidy like they did for season 3, which Kurt actually talks about as something they recognized and tried to guard against but really, the tea was weak, though I do give him a big thumbs up for his portrayal of Otto.

Didn't hold a candle to Breaking Bad this year.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Spare Change on December 09, 2011, 12:14:54 AM
Big reveal on last night's episode of American Horror Story.

It's a great show. I definitely didn't expect that to happen that early. That seemed more like a season finale type reveal.

There's still a couple characters who haven't been truly "introduced" or developed yet, so it'll be interesting to see where they go with the final episodes.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 09, 2011, 01:39:35 AM
it was almost like they felt they had to tie everything neat and tidy.

Not quite.   I had forgotten about it, but remember when Opie shot Clay, and they blamed the black dudes on it, and Tig tried to run 'em down?   Apparently that girl that was killed was the daughter of some big time gangster.

I'm interested to see the Sons go up against some Bloods/Crips type street gang.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on December 09, 2011, 01:55:38 AM
it was almost like they felt they had to tie everything neat and tidy.

Not quite.   I had forgotten about it, but remember when Opie shot Clay, and they blamed the black dudes on it, and Tig tried to run 'em down?   Apparently that girl that was killed was the daughter of some big time gangster.

I'm interested to see the Sons go up against some Bloods/Crips type street gang.

Sutter commented on that, it didn't seem like he planned on making it a major plot point for next season but they are having a think about who they'd like for an actor to play the part.

I'm interested to see what Sutter does with his part as Otto and his execution too.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on December 09, 2011, 03:11:24 AM
Finished 'The Last Enemy', pretty grim but well done. All episodes are on the youtube.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mustacheman on December 12, 2011, 05:09:27 PM
Anyone else floored at the season finale of Boardwalk? MASSIVE SPOILER How in the world do they kill off Jimmy? It had the feel that Jimmy knew what was coming for awhile and he accepted it, for once someone was one step ahead of Nuck. Look for Chaulky to be the protagonist to Nuck next year with Jimmy doing good by Chaulky by giving him what he wanted and then some while Nuck did nothing for him.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Zid on December 12, 2011, 05:17:54 PM
Anyone else floored at the season finale of Boardwalk? MASSIVE SPOILER How in the world do they kill off Jimmy? It had the feel that Jimmy knew what was coming for awhile and he accepted it, for once someone was one step ahead of Nuck. Look for Chaulky to be the protagonist to Nuck next year with Jimmy doing good by Chaulky by giving him what he wanted and then some while Nuck did nothing for him.

I suspect that the 3rd season will center heavily on Al Capone's rise so there simply wasn't enough screen time for 3 major characters. Also, apparently the actor playing Jimmy wasn't happy with his pay and wanted an increase so that's one why of dealing with it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on December 12, 2011, 06:57:14 PM
In terms of the SOA finale I like it, but agree that all the build up led to very little in terms of closure. Kurt Sutter seems to have an aversion to killing off any major characters something that has shown throughout the series.

Boardwalk Empire now that was a great finale. We see just how far Nucky will go and who didn't see the land signing twist with Margaret coming. In terms of Jimmy his story had really come full circle with not much left to do. Was he going to go back and be Nucky's boy again? Probably not and certainly he wasn't going to have much power left after all that had happened.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Michael on December 14, 2011, 04:33:02 PM
One of my favourite feelings in life is when music gives me goosebumps. More often than not, this little Rachel Crow girl on the X-Factor does that to me. For anyone not following the show, I strongly recommend watching last night's performance. Rachel aside, there a bunch of other really good talent there too.

I went looking to see if anything had been posted about her. I have a 13 year old daughter and we have liked watching Rachel since her first audition. A "goosebumps" moment (in a bad way) for me was when she was knocked off the show. Her little breakdown was hard to see. BUT.... she is going to be a star and already has appointments set to meet with Disney in the next few weeks to talk about doing an album and movies. She is a really nice kid and has loads of talent. Her last song performed on x-factor was something incredible and did not sound anything like that of a 13 year old. She is quite an amazing kid.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 15, 2011, 12:24:34 PM
Another game changer from American Horror Story this week. They're really just doing a full-on sprint to the end of the season.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mustacheman on December 15, 2011, 03:41:20 PM
Another game changer from American Horror Story this week. They're really just doing a full-on sprint to the end of the season.
I'm getting the feeling the Father will die in the season finale and a new family moves in for season two. Interesting concept if new people move in every season.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on December 15, 2011, 04:47:47 PM
Another game changer from American Horror Story this week. They're really just doing a full-on sprint to the end of the season.
I'm getting the feeling the Father will die in the season finale and a new family moves in for season two. Interesting concept if new people move in every season.

I think they can get by one more season with just him alive perhaps. But yeah, that seems to be the way they ought to go.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Spare Change on December 15, 2011, 10:47:09 PM
Another game changer from American Horror Story this week. They're really just doing a full-on sprint to the end of the season.
I'm getting the feeling the Father will die in the season finale and a new family moves in for season two. Interesting concept if new people move in every season.

I think they can get by one more season with just him alive perhaps. But yeah, that seems to be the way they ought to go.

Spoiler Alert......

Yeesh.


Oh well, I was going to watch it anyways.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mustacheman on December 17, 2011, 04:58:27 PM
Sorry about the spoiler SC.
I just discovered The Wire, HBO show about the Baltimore drug scene. Anyone else watching this ?
I'm only a few episodes in but it captivated me instantly. It reminds me of the movie New Jack City if it was filmed recently.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on December 17, 2011, 05:03:27 PM
Yeah, I think The Wire would be in my top 5 all time tv shows.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 18, 2011, 10:45:54 PM
Oh, Dexter . . .
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on December 18, 2011, 10:51:58 PM
Oh, Dexter . . .

Yup. I kind of figured we were headed for a shocker, but... yeah.

I'm not sure what to think though. Semi spoiler alert - I think that ending will only play into the whole Deb/Dexter love thing, and because of that, it sucks, but otherwise a crazy ending.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Spare Change on December 18, 2011, 11:02:22 PM
Oh, Dexter . . .

Yup. I kind of figured we were headed for a shocker, but... yeah.

I'm not sure what to think though. Semi spoiler alert - I think that ending will only play into the whole Deb/Dexter love thing, and because of that, it sucks, but otherwise a crazy ending.

This show fails to disappoint.  Great finale.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on December 18, 2011, 11:57:19 PM
Sorry about the spoiler SC.
I just discovered The Wire, HBO show about the Baltimore drug scene. Anyone else watching this ?
I'm only a few episodes in but it captivated me instantly. It reminds me of the movie New Jack City if it was filmed recently.


I've seen it like 6 times now.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: L K on December 19, 2011, 12:30:04 AM
Oh, Dexter . . .

Yup. I kind of figured we were headed for a shocker, but... yeah.

I'm not sure what to think though. Semi spoiler alert - I think that ending will only play into the whole Deb/Dexter love thing, and because of that, it sucks, but otherwise a crazy ending.

This show fails to disappoint.  Great finale.

They finally got around to that (happens in the first book).  I wonder if they stall the consequences in a similar manner.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on December 23, 2011, 10:37:13 AM
Damnit, I was hoping Taco would win the Shiva.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bleeding Blue & White on December 23, 2011, 11:02:53 AM
Can't wait to see what happens at the beggining of the next season of Dexter
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on December 27, 2011, 11:00:40 AM
Okay... Dexter... I started watching when it first came out and for whatever reason, stopped watching a short time through season two... Just too much on my plate I guess. My New Year's resolution is to get caught up and yesterday, I plowed through the last 9 episodes of season two. If you recall, season two ended with him killing the English chick.

So, that's where I'm at... 4 seasons, 48 episodes to go (ugh.) I'll be happy if I can get through two episodes a week. Anyway, for those of you who watch the show and who have good memories, I have a few questions as it's been tough to remember what exactly happened in season one and trying to remember the details. So, if I may, here goes a couple questions re the first season;

1. Both Dexter and his biological brother were in the shipping container with their Mom when she got killed, right?

2. While Dexter went to live with Harry and his daughter (Deb), his brother (Rudy) remained with his biological father, correct? Dexter and Deb are not biological siblings, right?

3. Was there anything of significance to Dexter's biological father? Was he a killer like Dexter and Rudy too?

No spoilers, please.  :)

       
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 27, 2011, 11:08:07 AM
1. Both Dexter and his biological brother were in the shipping container with their Mom when she got killed, right?

I believe so, yes, though, I'm not 100% positive. It's been a while since I watched that.

2. While Dexter went to live with Harry and his daughter (Deb), his brother (Rudy) remained with his biological father, correct? Dexter and Deb are not biological siblings, right?

Dex and Deb are not biologically related, no, but, I think Rudy ended up in the foster system, not with his bio-dad. I believe their biological mom was a single mother and that they may have had different fathers (though, again, not 100% certain).

3. Was there anything of significance to Dexter's biological father? Was he a killer like Dexter and Rudy too?

I don't believe they've gone into much, if any detail, about Dexter biological father. They certainly haven't targeted him as a cause for Dexter and Rudy's serial killer ways - they've used watching their mother die bloody as the cause there.

It's also possible I'm getting what happened in the books confused with what happened on the show, but, if I remember correctly, they were pretty similar in this case.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on December 27, 2011, 11:12:56 AM
Perfect, thanks Busta... One more thing... Deb knows Dex isn't her bio-bro, correct? 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 27, 2011, 11:22:26 AM
Perfect, thanks Busta... One more thing... Deb knows Dex isn't her bio-bro, correct?

Yup. She is very much aware.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on December 27, 2011, 11:49:35 AM
Oops... One more piece of info to fill in... Sorry, last question, I promise. I don't recall... Did Dexter actually get to Rita's ex or was he killed in prison?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 27, 2011, 11:55:35 AM
Oops... One more piece of info to fill in... Sorry, last question, I promise. I don't recall... Did Dexter actually get to Rita's ex or was he killed in prison?

Paul gets killed in prison.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on December 27, 2011, 12:00:00 PM
Beauty... Man, it's tough picking up the pieces after not having watched for a few years... Anyway, season two reminded me why I liked the show so much... I regret not sticking with it. Like I said, I hope to be caught up by or at least during the spring.  8) 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bleeding Blue & White on December 27, 2011, 12:18:51 PM
Honestly Dexter is starting to get really predictable.  I'm excited for season 7 for reasons I can't say but you will know if you're caught up on Dexter but still season six felt like a bit of a letdown in terms of the quality and predictability. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Zee on December 27, 2011, 12:50:43 PM
Honestly Dexter is starting to get really predictable.  I'm excited for season 7 for reasons I can't say but you will know if you're caught up on Dexter but still season six felt like a bit of a letdown in terms of the quality and predictability.

I think Dexter has really gone downhill from season 5 onwards. Watching Seasons 1-2 compared to now you would think it's a totally different show. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on December 27, 2011, 01:26:09 PM
Honestly Dexter is starting to get really predictable.  I'm excited for season 7 for reasons I can't say but you will know if you're caught up on Dexter but still season six felt like a bit of a letdown in terms of the quality and predictability.

I think Dexter has really gone downhill from season 5 onwards. Watching Seasons 1-2 compared to now you would think it's a totally different show.

Yeah, that happens with most shows though. I'm still interested enough to keep watching, though. And I think this past season was better than season 5. I had no interest in the whole Julia Stiles thing.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Trolloc on December 27, 2011, 07:35:03 PM
Honestly Dexter is starting to get really predictable.  I'm excited for season 7 for reasons I can't say but you will know if you're caught up on Dexter but still season six felt like a bit of a letdown in terms of the quality and predictability.

I think Dexter has really gone downhill from season 5 onwards. Watching Seasons 1-2 compared to now you would think it's a totally different show.

Dexter suffers from "no balls" syndrome. Since season 2 (with acception two Rita's death) there has been zero progression with the character of Dexter. If we subtract the ending of season with trinity and only have watched season 1 and season 2, you could have began this last season without really missing anything. Debra finding out about Dexter should have happened in season 3 or 4.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Trolloc on December 27, 2011, 07:42:56 PM
Spent my holidays catching up on television shows that premiered in 2011.

American Horror Story: A decent show that feels like it could have been a whole lot better. A great concept that just seemed to lose control as it approached seasons end. I think if they slowed it down a little, it could have been a memorable experience. It seems like Ryan Murphy has to inject steroids into all his work. He comes up with great ideas and casts the characters very well. He than jams too much into a little space.

New Girl: Definatly not the target audience, but, the main character came across as extremely annoying when she is supposed to be cute and charming. A typical romantic comedy type show that replays all the cliques with different faces on the usual characters.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 04, 2012, 09:45:06 AM
Since Boxing Day, I've watched 21 episodes of Dexter, completing Season 3 just now... 36 episodes to go! Great show but I'm getting kind of Dextered out... Need to slow down a bit.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: leafsjunkie on January 04, 2012, 01:41:46 PM
Honestly Dexter is starting to get really predictable.  I'm excited for season 7 for reasons I can't say but you will know if you're caught up on Dexter but still season six felt like a bit of a letdown in terms of the quality and predictability.

I think Dexter has really gone downhill from season 5 onwards. Watching Seasons 1-2 compared to now you would think it's a totally different show.

Dexter suffers from "no balls" syndrome. Since season 2 (with acception two Rita's death) there has been zero progression with the character of Dexter. If we subtract the ending of season with trinity and only have watched season 1 and season 2, you could have began this last season without really missing anything. Debra finding out about Dexter should have happened in season 3 or 4.

I totally disagree. I feel Dexter's character has completely changed. I don't want to get into too deep because I don't want to spoil anything for Sarge or anyone who is not caught up to season 6. But to say Dex has had zero character progression is off IMO.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on January 07, 2012, 11:49:34 AM
For Sherlock fans the new season started last week, episode 2 is tomorrow and the last one next sunday.

"A Scandal in Belgravia" was inventive, well written and acted, I really enjoyed it.

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 09, 2012, 02:16:00 PM
I don't know where I've found the time but since Boxing Day, I've gone from season 2, episode 4 through season 5, episode 7 of Dexter. - That's 40 episodes in 15 days.  :o
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on January 09, 2012, 02:21:29 PM
I don't know where I've found the time but since Boxing Day, I've gone from season 2, episode 4 through season 5, episode 7 of Dexter. - That's 40 episodes in 15 days.  :o

I did 4 seasons of Sons of Anarchy in around 2 weeks.

56 episodes.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 09, 2012, 02:24:50 PM
Jesus... Crazy. Once I'm done Dexter (17 episodes to go) I don't know whether to go on to SOA or Breaking Bad... I haven't watched an episode of either. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Stebro on January 09, 2012, 02:26:44 PM
think it's time to bring back tour of duty for me again, did any of you watch that show?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on January 09, 2012, 02:58:53 PM
think it's time to bring back tour of duty for me again, did any of you watch that show?

YES! What a great show that was. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Stebro on January 09, 2012, 03:03:16 PM
think it's time to bring back tour of duty for me again, did any of you watch that show?

YES! What a great show that was.
Yep, too bad there were only 3 seasons.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on January 09, 2012, 03:27:32 PM
think it's time to bring back tour of duty for me again, did any of you watch that show?

YES! What a great show that was.
Yep, too bad there were only 3 seasons.

Man it felt like about 8 seasons back when I was a kid.  Pretty intense stuff for a 10'ish year old kid. I remember being blown away by it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on January 09, 2012, 03:58:38 PM
Jesus... Crazy. Once I'm done Dexter (17 episodes to go) I don't know whether to go on to SOA or Breaking Bad... I haven't watched an episode of either.

I've watched all of both, hard to say as they're both good shows but I think I'd say Breaking Bad if I had to choose.

Game of Thrones is a good one too if you haven't seen it yet.

Louie is another tv show that I really like, great interview with CK here where he deconstructs the entire 2nd season...

http://www.avclub.com/articles/louis-ck-walks-us-through-louies-second-season-par,61888/
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 09, 2012, 04:13:28 PM
Yeah, I'll probably go with BB. Thanks.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on January 09, 2012, 04:51:20 PM
My gf is turning me into a nerd. I am currently on season 8 of Stargate SG-1
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on January 09, 2012, 06:48:22 PM
Jesus... Crazy. Once I'm done Dexter (17 episodes to go) I don't know whether to go on to SOA or Breaking Bad... I haven't watched an episode of either.

I've watched all of both, hard to say as they're both good shows but I think I'd say Breaking Bad if I had to choose.

Game of Thrones is a good one too if you haven't seen it yet.

Louie is another tv show that I really like, great interview with CK here where he deconstructs the entire 2nd season...

http://www.avclub.com/articles/louis-ck-walks-us-through-louies-second-season-par,61888/

I was the opposite, I preferred SOA, but I also have a crush on Tara so that might skew my judgement.

Louie is a great show too.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on January 09, 2012, 08:26:16 PM
I think I knew her from Mad Men before I watched SOA, she was good in that too, well worth watching.

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on January 09, 2012, 08:52:54 PM
I think I knew her from Mad Men before I watched SOA, she was good in that too, well worth watching.



Yea, I think she was a perspective client in Mad Men, a department store or something.

Mad Men returns March 2nd btw.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: The Good, The Bad & the Jokinen on January 09, 2012, 09:20:04 PM
Jesus... Crazy. Once I'm done Dexter (17 episodes to go) I don't know whether to go on to SOA or Breaking Bad... I haven't watched an episode of either.

I've watched all of both, hard to say as they're both good shows but I think I'd say Breaking Bad if I had to choose.

Game of Thrones is a good one too if you haven't seen it yet.

Louie is another tv show that I really like, great interview with CK here where he deconstructs the entire 2nd season...

http://www.avclub.com/articles/louis-ck-walks-us-through-louies-second-season-par,61888/

I was the opposite, I preferred SOA, but I also have a crush on Tara so that might skew my judgement.

Louie is a great show too.

It all depends on your taste, if you want a bit more action etc then i would go for SOA. If you are ok with the plot being a bit slower at times but much more detailed then BB is the way to go. Cranston is amazing in that show and so are so many of the little sub characters.

i'm currently waiting on the complete Homicide:Life on the Street series to be done dlding. That was an amazing show and worth a rewatch.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 09, 2012, 10:27:24 PM
Jesus... Crazy. Once I'm done Dexter (17 episodes to go) I don't know whether to go on to SOA or Breaking Bad... I haven't watched an episode of either.

I've watched all of both, hard to say as they're both good shows but I think I'd say Breaking Bad if I had to choose.

Game of Thrones is a good one too if you haven't seen it yet.

Louie is another tv show that I really like, great interview with CK here where he deconstructs the entire 2nd season...

http://www.avclub.com/articles/louis-ck-walks-us-through-louies-second-season-par,61888/

I was the opposite, I preferred SOA, but I also have a crush on Tara so that might skew my judgement.

Louie is a great show too.

Well now I  just don't know what to do... All I know, is I've got a hullava lot of TV to catch up on it seems. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 13, 2012, 12:53:39 PM
I did it! 57 episodes of Dexter in 19 days to bring myself up to date... Totally awesome series... Thankfully, Trolloc only spoiled one thing for me (I stopped reading his post after the Rita thing... Thanks Trollic  :P) What an ending... Can't wait 'till next season to see where this goes.     
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Zee on January 13, 2012, 01:54:49 PM
I did it! 57 episodes of Dexter in 19 days to bring myself up to date... Totally awesome series... Thankfully, Trolloc only spoiled one thing for me (I stopped reading his post after the Rita thing... Thanks Trollic  :P) What an ending... Can't wait 'till next season to see where this goes.   

That's a lot of blood in 19 days, do we need to worry about you?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 13, 2012, 01:58:52 PM
I did it! 57 episodes of Dexter in 19 days to bring myself up to date... Totally awesome series... Thankfully, Trolloc only spoiled one thing for me (I stopped reading his post after the Rita thing... Thanks Trollic  :P) What an ending... Can't wait 'till next season to see where this goes.   

That's a lot of blood in 19 days, do we need to worry about you?

I have full control of my dark passenger.  ;)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on January 13, 2012, 11:41:58 PM
So to sum up the second last episode of the season on American Horror Story. Everyone's dead or going to die.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on January 13, 2012, 11:46:15 PM
So to sum up the second last episode of the season on American Horror Story. Everyone's dead or going to die.

Just to prepare you, the season finale ramps up the disturbing even more.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 16, 2012, 10:41:26 PM
For Sherlock fans the new season started last week, episode 2 is tomorrow and the last one next sunday.

"A Scandal in Belgravia" was inventive, well written and acted, I really enjoyed it.



You know, I really wasn't too impressed with the first two episodes of this season. They were good, but I didn't think they were nearly of the same quality as the first season. But man oh man was that a tremendous finale. I even sort of understood how it was to end because of a foolish article that somewhat spoiled it, but still that didn't ruin the enjoyment of it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Mr. Leaf on January 17, 2012, 12:11:08 PM
Did anyone else watch the series premiere of Alcatraz last night?  I thought it was great!  It's got a very mysterious/creepy premise behind it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on January 17, 2012, 12:12:02 PM
Did anyone else watch the series premiere of Alcatraz last night?  I thought it was great!  It's got a very mysterious/creepy premise behind it.

I enjoyed it. It's very . . . well, very JJ Abrams.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on January 17, 2012, 12:37:07 PM
You know, I really wasn't too impressed with the first two episodes of this season. They were good, but I didn't think they were nearly of the same quality as the first season. But man oh man was that a tremendous finale. I even sort of understood how it was to end because of a foolish article that somewhat spoiled it, but still that didn't ruin the enjoyment of it.

Anyone familiar with the original stories would have had a general hunch where they were going once they heard the name of the episode so that may be why it got spoiled.

Anyways, I agree that Hound of the Baskervilles wasn't great but I liked their take on Irene Adler and, like you, thought the finale was pretty terrific.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 17, 2012, 01:28:21 PM
Anyone familiar with the original stories would have had a general hunch where they were going once they heard the name of the episode so that may be why it got spoiled.

Yeah I did a quick search on the original stories afterward and of course saw all the similarities. Pretty neat.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on January 17, 2012, 04:52:24 PM
For Sherlock fans the new season started last week, episode 2 is tomorrow and the last one next sunday.

"A Scandal in Belgravia" was inventive, well written and acted, I really enjoyed it.



You know, I really wasn't too impressed with the first two episodes of this season. They were good, but I didn't think they were nearly of the same quality as the first season. But man oh man was that a tremendous finale. I even sort of understood how it was to end because of a foolish article that somewhat spoiled it, but still that didn't ruin the enjoyment of it.

The second one was the weakest to me, though it's tough with the bar set so high from the first season but yeah, I really enjoyed the last one.

Just so as to not spoil anything, I wonder if the twist ending could also be applied in its own way to Richard Brook? They did it with Pulver's Adler twice too so... :-\

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sudafederov on January 20, 2012, 09:25:54 PM
Beavis And Butthead In Real Life

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattcherette/beavis-and-butthead-in-real-life
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rick Couchman on January 30, 2012, 04:19:15 PM
I watched seasons 1 & 2 of DEXTER at my brother's cottage this weekend.  I can't begin to tell you how hooked I am to this show now...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 30, 2012, 04:29:19 PM
I watched seasons 1 & 2 of DEXTER at my brother's cottage this weekend.  I can't begin to tell you how hooked I am to this show now...

Season 4 knocked my on my ass... and the ending of this season (6) did the same.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on February 05, 2012, 04:37:40 AM
Really enjoying 'An Idiot Abroad'.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Andy on February 05, 2012, 09:32:33 AM
Really enjoying 'An Idiot Abroad'.

Is the 2nd season already out or are you watching the 1st?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on February 05, 2012, 09:40:58 AM
Really enjoying 'An Idiot Abroad'.

Is the 2nd season already out or are you watching the 1st?

The second season has been completed... It's as good as the first was. A few moments brought me to tears.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Damian on February 05, 2012, 11:08:59 PM
Really enjoying 'An Idiot Abroad'.

Is the 2nd season already out or are you watching the 1st?

The second season has been completed... It's as good as the first was. A few moments brought me to tears.

agreed
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on February 12, 2012, 01:04:08 AM
Walking dead tomorrow (later tonight).
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 12, 2012, 07:27:46 AM
Walking dead tomorrow (later tonight).

Yeah!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: sucka on February 12, 2012, 10:04:27 AM
Anybody catch the first two episodes of Luck?  It's looking really promising.  Dennis Farina and Dustin Hoffman are really great in this.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 13, 2012, 09:15:23 AM
Who watched TWD last night? I really hope they don't have to spend 7 episodes looking for Lori now...a bit slow but not a bad episode.
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 13, 2012, 01:05:08 PM
Gonna watch it tonight.   Are they still on the damn farm?   I've been waiting the whole season for them to make some kind of progress.

And I hope Lori dies, she irritates the bejesus out of me.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 13, 2012, 02:13:01 PM
Gonna watch it tonight.   Are they still on the damn farm?   I've been waiting the whole season for them to make some kind of progress.

And I hope Lori dies, she irritates the bejesus out of me.

Kind of yeah - I don't want to say anything and spoil it
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on February 18, 2012, 06:25:06 PM
Who watched TWD last night? I really hope they don't have to spend 7 episodes looking for Lori now...a bit slow but not a bad episode.

I think I might stop watching and just download it when the season is over. Less frustrating that way.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on February 20, 2012, 04:29:50 AM
Apparently season 3 of Eastbound & Down premiered Sunday night?  Can't wait to watch.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 20, 2012, 09:08:54 AM
TWD - gem episode
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on February 20, 2012, 11:28:26 AM
TWD - gem episode

In thinking Shane is pretty much finished.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Damian on February 20, 2012, 12:53:06 PM
Band of Brothers marathon.... nice
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 20, 2012, 10:33:34 PM
TWD - gem episode

In thinking Shane is pretty much finished.

It looks like that. I heard about how he gets it in the comic - I wonder if they'll do the same in the series.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on February 20, 2012, 10:48:33 PM
TWD - gem episode

In thinking Shane is pretty much finished.

It looks like that. I heard about how he gets it in the comic - I wonder if they'll do the same in the series.

Well, the show has already deviated quite a bit from the comics, but I see something similar to what happened in the comics, yes. I think an even bigger shock would see Shane somehow coming out of this, but I don't see any way for that to happen.

In getting sick of Dale, but I like the direction Rick has taken. I think it makes the show more unpredictable.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 20, 2012, 11:10:04 PM
TWD - gem episode

In thinking Shane is pretty much finished.

It looks like that. I heard about how he gets it in the comic - I wonder if they'll do the same in the series.

Well, the show has already deviated quite a bit from the comics, but I see something similar to what happened in the comics, yes. I think an even bigger shock would see Shane somehow coming out of this, but I don't see any way for that to happen.

In getting sick of Dale, but I like the direction Rick has taken. I think it makes the show more unpredictable.

Yeah Dale is a nag. They're not spending any time building T-Doggs character - you notice that? Hershall is starting to grow on me a bit. So are they introducing a new character into the show?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on February 21, 2012, 03:55:27 PM
alisonbrie: YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA!!!! RT @danharmon: What you call 8:00, we call home.  Community returns to Thursday nights on March 15th.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on February 21, 2012, 03:56:53 PM
alisonbrie: YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA!!!! RT @danharmon: What you call 8:00, we call home.  Community returns to Thursday nights on March 15th.

Why am I not surprised that you're following Alison Brie on twitter?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on February 21, 2012, 03:58:19 PM
Why am I not surprised that you're following Alison Brie on twitter?

What can I say? I have a type. ;D
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on February 21, 2012, 04:28:42 PM
TWD - gem episode

In thinking Shane is pretty much finished.

It looks like that. I heard about how he gets it in the comic - I wonder if they'll do the same in the series.

Well, the show has already deviated quite a bit from the comics, but I see something similar to what happened in the comics, yes. I think an even bigger shock would see Shane somehow coming out of this, but I don't see any way for that to happen.

In getting sick of Dale, but I like the direction Rick has taken. I think it makes the show more unpredictable.

Yeah Dale is a nag. They're not spending any time building T-Doggs character - you notice that? Hershall is starting to grow on me a bit. So are they introducing a new character into the show?

Oh for sure. I tell my sister the "T" in T-Dogg is "Token". His character could and should be doing a lot more.

Yeah, It looks like that Randal guy is going to be around for a bit. My guess is that Dale and Shane will be dead by the end of the season.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on February 21, 2012, 05:18:32 PM
Why am I not surprised that you're following Alison Brie on twitter?

What can I say? I have a type. ;D

What a gorgeous doe eyed woman.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on February 21, 2012, 06:00:26 PM
Why am I not surprised that you're following Alison Brie on twitter?

What can I say? I have a type. ;D

...Aubrey Plaza?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on February 27, 2012, 08:43:41 PM
I liked Walking Dead last night, pretty intense.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on February 28, 2012, 12:23:42 PM
Yeah it was pretty good.

Spoiler:

I hear they have cast someone in the role of Governer...should be interesting.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on February 28, 2012, 05:25:01 PM
"I think his body is rejecting the pepsi"

I couldn't move for laughing at that line for a good two minutes, fantastic!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: L K on February 28, 2012, 06:16:07 PM
CBS is going to attempt to butcher Sherlock.  Why does US TV try and ruin everything?  Lucy Liu as Watson?  What is this?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on February 28, 2012, 06:52:40 PM
CBS is going to attempt to butcher Sherlock.  Why does US TV try and ruin everything?  Lucy Liu as Watson?  What is this?

Wow, I thought you were kidding and had to google it to see it for myself.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 29, 2012, 10:02:47 AM
I liked Walking Dead last night, pretty intense.

Last 3 episodes should be nuts. Rick is badass!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on March 02, 2012, 04:09:39 AM
I liked Walking Dead last night, pretty intense.

Last 3 episodes should be nuts. Rick is badass!

Some good knifing going on.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 02, 2012, 10:27:18 AM
I liked Walking Dead last night, pretty intense.

Last 3 episodes should be nuts. Rick is badass!

Some good knifing going on.

Save yer bullits Odin
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Drunk Leaf Fan on March 02, 2012, 06:32:31 PM
TWD has been awesome...

But i think i'm going to get the Wire soon...been meaning to do that.....
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on March 02, 2012, 08:50:05 PM
The Wire is incredible.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Frank E on March 02, 2012, 08:54:27 PM
The Wire is incredible.

So all you guys were saying this, and my brothers were telling me this, and I'm like "yeah sure"...then I watched it. 

F.  Was it ever good.  I was addicted.

Now, I've seen season 1 and 2...but where can I find the rest?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on March 02, 2012, 09:09:02 PM
So all you guys were saying this, and my brothers were telling me this, and I'm like "yeah sure"...then I watched it. 

F.  Was it ever good.  I was addicted.

Now, I've seen season 1 and 2...but where can I find the rest?

It's actually pretty affordable on DVD. Something like 130 or something for the whole series.

But, yeah, can't recommend it highly enough. My favourite show of all time and a massive gap between it and whatever would be #2.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Zid on March 02, 2012, 09:17:38 PM
So all you guys were saying this, and my brothers were telling me this, and I'm like "yeah sure"...then I watched it. 

F.  Was it ever good.  I was addicted.

Now, I've seen season 1 and 2...but where can I find the rest?

It's actually pretty affordable on DVD. Something like 130 or something for the whole series.

But, yeah, can't recommend it highly enough. My favourite show of all time and a massive gap between it and whatever would be #2.

Is it better than HBO's Rome? Cause that series is beyond epic.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Frank E on March 02, 2012, 09:30:22 PM
So all you guys were saying this, and my brothers were telling me this, and I'm like "yeah sure"...then I watched it. 

F.  Was it ever good.  I was addicted.

Now, I've seen season 1 and 2...but where can I find the rest?

It's actually pretty affordable on DVD. Something like 130 or something for the whole series.

But, yeah, can't recommend it highly enough. My favourite show of all time and a massive gap between it and whatever would be #2.

It's suspenseful without being annoying.  The characters are great, and the dialogue and writing is just fantastic. 

I'm not much of a connoisseur of great storytelling, but man, great show.  This coming from a guy that enjoys trash like Californication. 
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on March 03, 2012, 03:50:03 AM
The scope of the wire is incredible, they cover so many areas of society and do a great job of connecting all of them.

Almost every character is perfectly casted and the dialogue is great.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 04, 2012, 09:28:25 PM
Watching the Wrath of Grapes, didn't know he'd been offered a contract in Toronto and that he turned it down due to giving his word to Colorado.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rob on March 04, 2012, 09:33:33 PM
Watching the Wrath of Grapes, didn't know he'd been offered a contract in Toronto and that he turned it down due to giving his word to Colorado.


I like the stubby beer bottles.  And the shirts.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on March 05, 2012, 12:52:04 AM
The scope of the wire is incredible, they cover so many areas of society and do a great job of connecting all of them.

Almost every character is perfectly casted and the dialogue is great.

I'm on season 2 of the Wire after going through all of Breaking Bad. Not sure exactly which one I like better but I think I'm leaning towards the Wire. Definitely two of the best shows I've ever watched, if not the best.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 05, 2012, 09:55:54 AM
RIP Dale
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on March 05, 2012, 10:32:38 AM
RIP Dale

I wanted him to die. He was getting severely annoying, yet at the same time I felt kind of sad when he went.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 05, 2012, 10:42:30 AM
RIP Dale

I wanted him to die. He was getting severely annoying, yet at the same time I felt kind of sad when he went.

Was a good send off. Was that a zombie cow he discovered before getting it?
Carl is really starting to become a pain in the ass eh.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on March 05, 2012, 10:43:08 AM
Jesus Christ SPOILER ALERT
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on March 06, 2012, 12:46:36 PM
If anyone cares, Terra Nova was officially cancelled by Fox today  and the producers are trying to get another network to pick it up. Hardly a surprise, as it was a big budget show that only pulled okay ratings, and took too long to really get going, but, by the end, it had some potential. Probably won't get picked up by anyone, but, you never know.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 06, 2012, 01:03:28 PM
Jesus Christ SPOILER ALERT

 ;D

I thought it was a great way to send him off and challenge the show a bit, without giving anything away I thought the irony of the 'big choice' and what Carl 'didn't do' was fun.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 06, 2012, 01:08:09 PM
If anyone cares, Terra Nova was officially cancelled by Fox today  and the producers are trying to get another network to pick it up. Hardly a surprise, as it was a big budget show that only pulled okay ratings, and took too long to really get going, but, by the end, it had some potential. Probably won't get picked up by anyone, but, you never know.

I tried to give it a shot but it just wasn't interesting enough to me, not terrible but also no particular strength.

I'm still kind of pissed Defying Gravity was cancelled so maybe I'm just getting bitter as I get older about shows in general.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mustacheman on March 06, 2012, 06:19:38 PM
RIP Dale

I wanted him to die. He was getting severely annoying, yet at the same time I felt kind of sad when he went.
I'm a little ashamed to say but it's always fun watching an annoying whiny bleeding heart get their ass handed to them. ;)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on March 06, 2012, 06:35:00 PM
RIP Dale

I wanted him to die. He was getting severely annoying, yet at the same time I felt kind of sad when he went.
I'm a little ashamed to say but it's always fun watching an annoying whiny bleeding heart get their ass handed to them. ;)

I cheered when he got killed, it earned me a dirty look from the missus.

Think they'll ever end up at a prison in the show?   I really liked that part in the comics, and it would allow for a lot of the dramatic nonsense they like so much.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on March 06, 2012, 06:41:14 PM
Think they'll ever end up at a prison in the show?   I really liked that part in the comics, and it would allow for a lot of the dramatic nonsense they like so much.

Feels like they're skipping past it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 06, 2012, 06:51:35 PM
RIP Dale

I wanted him to die. He was getting severely annoying, yet at the same time I felt kind of sad when he went.
I'm a little ashamed to say but it's always fun watching an annoying whiny bleeding heart get their ass handed to them. ;)

Literally had his heart ripped out...or almost. It was a nice touch / send off.
 
Also interesting is T-Doggs zero lines in that episode. Whats up with this guy?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mustacheman on March 07, 2012, 09:47:27 PM
Jesus Christ SPOILER ALERT

 ;D

I thought it was a great way to send him off and challenge the show a bit, without giving anything away I thought the irony of the 'big choice' and what Carl 'didn't do' was fun.
I'm wondering if TWD had that scene to show that the world that Dale was trying to hang on to was long gone and it's nothing more than survival of the fittest. The earth is now a place where if you're not constantly in survival mode you die.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Mr. Leaf on March 08, 2012, 07:52:55 AM
If anyone cares, Terra Nova was officially cancelled by Fox today  and the producers are trying to get another network to pick it up. Hardly a surprise, as it was a big budget show that only pulled okay ratings, and took too long to really get going, but, by the end, it had some potential. Probably won't get picked up by anyone, but, you never know.
Crap.  Terra Nova was a show that I watched every episode of.  While I thought it had a couple of slow, boring-ish episodes, it picked up at the end.  I won't exactly cry if it doesn't get picked up by any other network, but the season did end on a pretty big cliffhanger.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on March 08, 2012, 02:32:26 PM
If anyone cares, Terra Nova was officially cancelled by Fox today  and the producers are trying to get another network to pick it up. Hardly a surprise, as it was a big budget show that only pulled okay ratings, and took too long to really get going, but, by the end, it had some potential. Probably won't get picked up by anyone, but, you never know.
Crap.  Terra Nova was a show that I watched every episode of.  While I thought it had a couple of slow, boring-ish episodes, it picked up at the end.  I won't exactly cry if it doesn't get picked up by any other network, but the season did end on a pretty big cliffhanger.

Nothing is confirmed yet, but Netflix is apparently thinking about picking it up.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on March 10, 2012, 01:15:05 PM
I was never a Dale fan, but for me, the show did a good job of building sympathy for Dale just before he ate it. It had a much bigger impact than it would have otherwise.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 10, 2012, 01:46:08 PM
Jesus Christ SPOILER ALERT

 ;D

I thought it was a great way to send him off and challenge the show a bit, without giving anything away I thought the irony of the 'big choice' and what Carl 'didn't do' was fun.
I'm wondering if TWD had that scene to show that the world that Dale was trying to hang on to was long gone and it's nothing more than survival of the fittest. The earth is now a place where if you're not constantly in survival mode you die.

Edit: Spoilers in white...

I think it's part that but more, the decision at the end... not to kill the dude was a sign to me that the group does need the notion of the rule of law, yadda yadda, and with the irony of the kid even more so, that the enemy is the zombie but people deserve a chance to fail first even if that failure has cost.

It's one of the crux problems between Rick and Shane too, so I think it's more of an echo there. Two interesting things came out of that, Andrea agreed with Dale and when Rick changed his mind at the last minute, Daryl didn't question him.

A statement about stupidity though, oi, what is Dale doing out there? I mean you'd think even a bleeding heart would remember what the hell is going on.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on March 10, 2012, 01:57:52 PM

Guys, just a thought but if you're going to be writing posts with full-blown spoilers for a show that you don't hide maybe create a new thread for said show specifically?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 10, 2012, 02:13:20 PM
Well, that's why I left Wigwals tag there but sure.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on March 10, 2012, 02:19:13 PM
Well, that's why I left Wigwals tag there but sure.

That wasn't specifically aimed at you but rather was a general suggestion for all in the future. You can spoil the Walking Dead for me to your heart's content, I done read the books dagnabbit.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on March 10, 2012, 03:20:11 PM
If anyone cares, Terra Nova was officially cancelled by Fox today  and the producers are trying to get another network to pick it up. Hardly a surprise, as it was a big budget show that only pulled okay ratings, and took too long to really get going, but, by the end, it had some potential. Probably won't get picked up by anyone, but, you never know.
Crap.  Terra Nova was a show that I watched every episode of.  While I thought it had a couple of slow, boring-ish episodes, it picked up at the end.  I won't exactly cry if it doesn't get picked up by any other network, but the season did end on a pretty big cliffhanger.

Nothing is confirmed yet, but Netflix is apparently thinking about picking it up.

It's crazy to think but Netflix could be the saviour of shows cut too early by big networks. I think they're doing the same thing with Arrested Development.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on March 10, 2012, 06:29:50 PM
If anyone cares, Terra Nova was officially cancelled by Fox today  and the producers are trying to get another network to pick it up. Hardly a surprise, as it was a big budget show that only pulled okay ratings, and took too long to really get going, but, by the end, it had some potential. Probably won't get picked up by anyone, but, you never know.

I tried to give it a shot but it just wasn't interesting enough to me, not terrible but also no particular strength.


I watched it as well but the characters were unlikeable and the writing was pretty bad too. Not surprised. Won't miss it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on March 12, 2012, 12:06:25 AM
Tonight's walking dead was intense.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on March 12, 2012, 12:16:47 AM
It was intense, but I kind of saw it coming. Partly because of the comics, but also because it was building to that point and I figured if not this week, then definitely next.

The ending was unreal. Next week is going to be nuts!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on March 12, 2012, 12:19:38 AM
Tonight's walking dead was intense.

I dunno, the Leafs game wasn't that good.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on March 12, 2012, 12:50:00 AM
Tonight's walking dead was intense.

I dunno, the Leafs game wasn't that good.
I said walking dead, not skating dead.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on March 12, 2012, 12:53:01 AM
Tonight's walking dead was intense.

I dunno, the Leafs game wasn't that good.

People still watch Leaf games?

TWD was intense though. Next week is the finale, yeah?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on March 12, 2012, 01:09:33 AM
Tonight's walking dead was intense.

I dunno, the Leafs game wasn't that good.

People still watch Leaf games?

TWD was intense though. Next week is the finale, yeah?

Yes it is.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on March 12, 2012, 02:14:13 AM
Watching Californication on Netflix now. This has to be one of my favourite shows of all time already. I never thought much of David Duchovny as an actor, but I respect him immensely for his part in this show. Plus his "girlfriend" in the show is a fox!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 12, 2012, 10:31:48 AM
I thought the episode was weak until the last 15 minutes...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 12, 2012, 05:46:29 PM
New South Park this Wednesday?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mustacheman on March 12, 2012, 08:43:44 PM
So all you guys were saying this, and my brothers were telling me this, and I'm like "yeah sure"...then I watched it. 

F.  Was it ever good.  I was addicted.

Now, I've seen season 1 and 2...but where can I find the rest?

It's actually pretty affordable on DVD. Something like 130 or something for the whole series.

But, yeah, can't recommend it highly enough. My favourite show of all time and a massive gap between it and whatever would be #2.

Is it better than HBO's Rome? Cause that series is beyond epic.
If you're a fan of Rome give I,Claudius a watch. It begins at the time where Augustus(Octavian) been Emperor for about 8 years and ends when Nero becomes Emperor. Not as visually stunning as Rome(made in early to mid 70's) but the writing is better and much like Rome the casting is perfect for the character's. My pick for greatest show ever on tv for a mini-series.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 14, 2012, 03:22:40 PM
In my head this is the guy I wanted to see come back...

(http://i.bdbphotos.com/images/orig/k/y/ky66ibuxjhubyk6h.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Erndog on March 14, 2012, 03:36:42 PM
New South Park this Wednesday?

10 tonight!  Comedy Network
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 14, 2012, 05:58:29 PM
New South Park this Wednesday?

10 tonight!  Comedy Network

Faaaaantastic! :)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on March 15, 2012, 12:45:58 PM
New Community tonight.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on March 15, 2012, 12:47:28 PM

So it looks like they had to cancel Luck because horses kept dying.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Erndog on March 15, 2012, 12:48:37 PM
New South Park this Wednesday?

10 tonight!  Comedy Network

Faaaaantastic! :)


Wasn't bad.  Clyde's mom in the toilet in the casket made me howl... and the cop with Mr. Marsh on the toilet and the woman cop with Kyles father were good scenes too.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on March 15, 2012, 12:51:42 PM
Wasn't bad.  Clyde's mom in the toilet in the casket made me howl... and the cop with Mr. Marsh on the toilet and the woman cop with Kyles father were good scenes too.

The scene with the guy watching all the monitors is among the most disturbing things they've done in years. It was difficult to watch and not feel extremely uncomfortable.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on March 15, 2012, 12:54:47 PM
Wasn't bad.  Clyde's mom in the toilet in the casket made me howl... and the cop with Mr. Marsh on the toilet and the woman cop with Kyles father were good scenes too.

The scene with the guy watching all the monitors is among the most disturbing things they've done in years. It was difficult to watch and not feel extremely uncomfortable.

The worst thing I remember was Mr. Garrison's operation, its actually one of the only episodes I've only seen once because it was so gross.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Erndog on March 15, 2012, 02:12:37 PM
Wasn't bad.  Clyde's mom in the toilet in the casket made me howl... and the cop with Mr. Marsh on the toilet and the woman cop with Kyles father were good scenes too.

The scene with the guy watching all the monitors is among the most disturbing things they've done in years. It was difficult to watch and not feel extremely uncomfortable.

Right!  I totally forgot about that while I was typing, probably because like you said, it was downright disturbing.

The other night, I was watching the episode where they lost the internet for a while (season 11 I believe) and they all go to that internet refugee type camp and are only allowed to spend 40 seconds at a time on the net.  The scene where Randy breaks in the trailer to watch internet porn made me cry laughing.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 16, 2012, 04:18:44 PM
Wasn't bad.  Clyde's mom in the toilet in the casket made me howl... and the cop with Mr. Marsh on the toilet and the woman cop with Kyles father were good scenes too.

The scene with the guy watching all the monitors is among the most disturbing things they've done in years. It was difficult to watch and not feel extremely uncomfortable.

Crack babies was pretty disturbing too.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on March 16, 2012, 05:42:41 PM
New Community tonight.

Wacky and weird as usual. Not the best for a re-start.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mustacheman on March 17, 2012, 12:12:27 AM
Wasn't bad.  Clyde's mom in the toilet in the casket made me howl... and the cop with Mr. Marsh on the toilet and the woman cop with Kyles father were good scenes too.

The scene with the guy watching all the monitors is among the most disturbing things they've done in years. It was difficult to watch and not feel extremely uncomfortable.

Crack babies was pretty disturbing too.
Crack babies was disturbing?
Randy's internet scene was disturbing?
Those were a walk in the park on a beautiful Sunday afternoon compared to the BIG GAY PILE!!!!!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 17, 2012, 12:41:44 AM
Wasn't bad.  Clyde's mom in the toilet in the casket made me howl... and the cop with Mr. Marsh on the toilet and the woman cop with Kyles father were good scenes too.

The scene with the guy watching all the monitors is among the most disturbing things they've done in years. It was difficult to watch and not feel extremely uncomfortable.

Crack babies was pretty disturbing too.
Crack babies was disturbing?
Randy's internet scene was disturbing?
Those were a walk in the park on a beautiful Sunday afternoon compared to the BIG GAY PILE!!!!!

Dey turk er jerbs!!

That one didn't faze me much, fwiw.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on March 17, 2012, 01:21:20 AM
Dey turk er jerbs!!

That one didn't faze me much, fwiw.

Yeah, the big gay sex orgy pile wasn't really all that disturbing. It was more non-sensical and ridiculous. It certainly wasn't on the same "hard to watch" level as crack babies, graphic sex change surgery, headless Britney Spears, masturbating security guy, etc.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on March 17, 2012, 03:06:44 AM
That episode was great.

Not a disturbing one, but I love the Mormon episode.  Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on March 17, 2012, 03:09:20 AM
That episode was great.

Not a disturbing one, but I love the Mormon episode.  Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.

I would kill a crackbaby to see Book of Mormon.   Sounds amazing.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on March 17, 2012, 09:18:01 AM
What Mr Slave did to Paris Hilton.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 19, 2012, 10:38:14 AM
There is no democracy!!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mustacheman on March 19, 2012, 05:14:21 PM
What Mr Slave did to Paris Hilton.
Jesus! Jesus Christ!!!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on March 19, 2012, 05:36:21 PM
There is no democracy!!

Badass.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on March 19, 2012, 05:37:32 PM
New Community tonight.

Wacky and weird as usual. Not the best for a re-start.

Yet, it was a huge ratings success for NBC, and by all accounts, one of the better episodes this season.

I loved it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on March 19, 2012, 05:45:50 PM
There is no democracy!!

Badass.

The Ricktatorship has begun
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on March 19, 2012, 05:57:09 PM
That episode of TWD can be summarized in once sentence.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on March 19, 2012, 05:57:21 PM
New Community tonight.

Wacky and weird as usual. Not the best for a re-start.

I actually thought it was one of the most "normal" episodes they've done in a while. Also, giving the people who wanted it back, talked it up and made it what it is what they want is a bad thing now? Clearly, the viewing public disagrees.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on March 19, 2012, 06:01:53 PM
Yet, it was a huge ratings success for NBC, and by all accounts, one of the better episodes this season.

I loved it.

Huge ratings success is probably a bit of an exaggeration. A 2.2 demo is good and everything but they still came in 3rd in terms of viewers and that was on a night where they weren't going up against the Big Bang Theory.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on March 19, 2012, 06:10:19 PM
Huge ratings success is probably a bit of an exaggeration. A 2.2 demo is good and everything but they still came in 3rd in terms of viewers and that was on a night where they weren't going up against the Big Bang Theory.

Well, success being a relative term, for NBC, it was a pretty big deal:

Quote from: http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/03/16/communitys-return-delivers-dean-alicious-ratings-for-nbc/
TVline.com reported Friday morning that the March 15 episode delivered 4.9 million total viewers and a key demographic rating of 2.2 — in other words, whopping increases of 36% and 47% respectively over the series’ most recent new episode, which aired Dec. 8. The numbers also marked an astounding 14-month demographic high (not including sports, naturally) for the still-struggling peacock network.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on March 19, 2012, 06:16:29 PM
Well, success being a relative term, for NBC, it was a pretty big deal:

Yeah, well, "success for NBC" is it's own special category.

And, like I said, it was a good night competition wise. CBS had the tournament which is going to drive sitcom viewers away to the only other sitcom on.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on March 19, 2012, 07:22:11 PM
That episode of TWD can be summarized in once sentence.

The gang can really shoot straight?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 19, 2012, 07:37:36 PM
That episode of TWD can be summarized in once sentence.

The gang can really shoot straight?

New season of 'Prison Break' next year?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on March 19, 2012, 08:56:22 PM
I'm looking forward to next season.   The prison & governor were my favourite parts of the comic.

We'll have to see what they do with it though.   About half of what happens in the comics really can't be put on TV.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: L K on March 19, 2012, 09:22:53 PM
Well, success being a relative term, for NBC, it was a pretty big deal:

Yeah, well, "success for NBC" is it's own special category.

And, like I said, it was a good night competition wise. CBS had the tournament which is going to drive sitcom viewers away to the only other sitcom on.

Don't worry, they will find another Chelsea Handler show to replace it before next season.  :)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Erndog on March 20, 2012, 11:05:50 AM
I'm looking forward to next season.   The prison & governor were my favourite parts of the comic.

Easily the best stuff in the books.  After that, it actually kinda dries up a bit- still good stuff, but nowhere near as entertaining as the ~30-40ish issues in the prison.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mustacheman on March 20, 2012, 07:18:25 PM
There is no democracy!!

Badass.

The Ricktatorship has begun
I don't understand Rick's wife reaction, if she's that upset then maybe she should take Rick's offer and try it on her own! Anyone familiar with the comics can give me a hint as to what that was in the forrest with two armless walkers on the chains?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on March 20, 2012, 07:35:25 PM
There is no democracy!!

Badass.

The Ricktatorship has begun
I don't understand Rick's wife reaction, if she's that upset then maybe she should take Rick's offer and try it on her own! Anyone familiar with the comics can give me a hint as to what that was in the forrest with two armless walkers on the chains?

Her name is Michonne, and she's a ninja lawyer.   Not kidding.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on March 20, 2012, 07:41:30 PM
I don't understand Rick's wife reaction, if she's that upset then maybe she should take Rick's offer and try it on her own! Anyone familiar with the comics can give me a hint as to what that was in the forrest with two armless walkers on the chains?

I think her reaction was perfectly understandable - she's frightened by what Rick has become.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mustacheman on March 20, 2012, 07:54:37 PM
I don't understand Rick's wife reaction, if she's that upset then maybe she should take Rick's offer and try it on her own! Anyone familiar with the comics can give me a hint as to what that was in the forrest with two armless walkers on the chains?

I think her reaction was perfectly understandable - she's frightened by what Rick has become.
Rick was forced to deal with the situation Shane gave him and every decision he has made has been for the good of the group. The law of the jungle dictates their herd has a leader, an alpha, and Rick never asked for it but he was the best suited. They owe Rick their lives not their disgust or doubt.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 20, 2012, 07:56:33 PM
I don't understand Rick's wife reaction, if she's that upset then maybe she should take Rick's offer and try it on her own! Anyone familiar with the comics can give me a hint as to what that was in the forrest with two armless walkers on the chains?

I think her reaction was perfectly understandable - she's frightened by what Rick has become.

It was in certain ways but I thought it was a little too much considering she was kind of egging him on to deal with it at one point and, well, in the end it was kill or be killed like she'd been worried about. Maybe she didn't realize the full scope of what that result might mean. ( also, hearing what her son did was probably a shock )
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on March 20, 2012, 08:27:54 PM
Rick was forced to deal with the situation Shane gave him and every decision he has made has been for the good of the group. The law of the jungle dictates their herd has a leader, an alpha, and Rick never asked for it but he was the best suited. They owe Rick their lives not their disgust or doubt.

That's easy to say from the sidelines, but, when you're face to face with it, seeing someone you love change so dramatically, seemingly overnight, it's not all that easy to process.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Drunk Leaf Fan on March 20, 2012, 08:54:03 PM
Rick was forced to deal with the situation Shane gave him and every decision he has made has been for the good of the group. The law of the jungle dictates their herd has a leader, an alpha, and Rick never asked for it but he was the best suited. They owe Rick their lives not their disgust or doubt.

That's easy to say from the sidelines, but, when you're face to face with it, seeing someone you love change so dramatically, seemingly overnight, it's not all that easy to process.

Especially when they change into a Zombie.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on March 20, 2012, 10:42:51 PM
Rick was forced to deal with the situation Shane gave him and every decision he has made has been for the good of the group. The law of the jungle dictates their herd has a leader, an alpha, and Rick never asked for it but he was the best suited. They owe Rick their lives not their disgust or doubt.

That's easy to say from the sidelines, but, when you're face to face with it, seeing someone you love change so dramatically, seemingly overnight, it's not all that easy to process.

Rick knew he was going to have to deal with Shane sooner or later. Even if Rick talked Shane down, he'd have been walking around with a target on his back. Lori's reaction was understandable but in the sense that I think she feels responsible for it, and because she's a selfish, manipulative (insert multiple expletives) she's taking it out on Rick.

I hope bad things happen to her next season. She makes Shane look like the freakin' Pope.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 20, 2012, 10:49:20 PM
I hadn't thought of that, that she might be blaming herself too.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on March 21, 2012, 12:05:07 AM
She should blame herself. Earlier in the season she is telling Rick he's going to have to kill to protect his family. Then in that episode she tells the mentally unstable Shane that there is a possibility that the baby is his. Sure she didn't mean it like that and was more just trying to apologize. But you knew he wouldn't take it that way.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on March 21, 2012, 05:03:10 AM
Ninja lawyer !?!?!

Can't wait for next season.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 22, 2012, 07:40:04 PM
I don't usually have this kind of feeling about tv shows but I'm anxious for the new Game of Thrones season.
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on March 22, 2012, 10:19:43 PM
2 hour mad man premiere this Sunday.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: L K on March 22, 2012, 10:26:07 PM
I don't usually have this kind of feeling about tv shows but I'm anxious for the new Game of Thrones season.

I finally reached Book 5 and can safely say that I have absolutely 0 interest in Season 4 if they go 1 book/season.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 22, 2012, 11:38:31 PM
I don't usually have this kind of feeling about tv shows but I'm anxious for the new Game of Thrones season.

I finally reached Book 5 and can safely say that I have absolutely 0 interest in Season 4 if they go 1 book/season.

Too boring?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: BMan on March 24, 2012, 09:07:19 AM
What a fantastic episode of Fringe last night. Had to be one of the best episodes they have written thus far.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: riff raff on March 25, 2012, 06:20:09 PM
This is a South Park question. I can never remember when the new episodes air, so I haven't caught one in a while.

Did they ever address the whole Tebow thing going on with the Broncos (and soon the Jets)? It seems to be something that would be right in their wheelhouse...although it also might have seemed like too easy a target.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on March 25, 2012, 10:32:53 PM
This is a South Park question. I can never remember when the new episodes air, so I haven't caught one in a while.

Did they ever address the whole Tebow thing going on with the Broncos (and soon the Jets)? It seems to be something that would be right in their wheelhouse...although it also might have seemed like too easy a target.

They do 6-7 new episodes begining in late March or early April and October, Tebow-mania didn't really get ramped up until after last october's set of episodes were finished. Now it's probably too late in this current run for a tebow episode.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on March 25, 2012, 10:57:24 PM
They do 6-7 new episodes begining in late March or early April and October, Tebow-mania didn't really get ramped up until after last october's set of episodes were finished. Now it's probably too late in this current run for a tebow episode.

It would seem that way, but, these guys have been known to crank out a new episode in a matter of days if they feel the subject matter warrants it - though, I have my doubts they'd consider Tebow worthy of that.
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on March 25, 2012, 11:11:55 PM
They do 6-7 new episodes begining in late March or early April and October, Tebow-mania didn't really get ramped up until after last october's set of episodes were finished. Now it's probably too late in this current run for a tebow episode.

It would seem that way, but, these guys have been known to crank out a new episode in a matter of days if they feel the subject matter warrants it - though, I have my doubts they'd consider Tebow worthy of that.

Too late, as in, the material is no longer fresh.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on March 25, 2012, 11:30:03 PM
They do 6-7 new episodes begining in late March or early April and October, Tebow-mania didn't really get ramped up until after last october's set of episodes were finished. Now it's probably too late in this current run for a tebow episode.

It would seem that way, but, these guys have been known to crank out a new episode in a matter of days if they feel the subject matter warrants it - though, I have my doubts they'd consider Tebow worthy of that.

Too late, as in, the material is no longer fresh.

Well, dude mentioned the trade to the Jets.   I don't really follow it, so I don't know what kind of comedy could come from it, but that happened fairly recently, right?

And to tag up on what busta said, I watched a short doc on the making of South Park episodes, and they start writing a new episode like 5 days before it airs.   It's crazy how fast they go from throwing around ideas in a room to a finished product.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on March 26, 2012, 12:15:44 AM
Too late, as in, the material is no longer fresh.

It's not super fresh, but, as Sucker points out, it is still newsworthy after the trade and everything. I don't think they'd base on episode on it, but, I can see them using it as a jumping off point for something else. They do like to bring Colorado based sports teams into play every now and then.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on March 26, 2012, 01:07:45 AM
They did mention him once very briefly (in 'Broadway Bro Down'), but it was more in a Broncos fanboy sort of way, and not in a making fun of him over an episode way.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: riff raff on March 28, 2012, 10:06:42 PM
This is a South Park question. I can never remember when the new episodes air, so I haven't caught one in a while.

Did they ever address the whole Tebow thing going on with the Broncos (and soon the Jets)? It seems to be something that would be right in their wheelhouse...although it also might have seemed like too easy a target.

So apparently I was about three days too soon.......
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Erndog on March 29, 2012, 11:18:59 AM
This is a South Park question. I can never remember when the new episodes air, so I haven't caught one in a while.

Did they ever address the whole Tebow thing going on with the Broncos (and soon the Jets)? It seems to be something that would be right in their wheelhouse...although it also might have seemed like too easy a target.

So apparently I was about three days too soon.......


Too funny.  You just had to give them a little time.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on March 29, 2012, 01:17:17 PM
This is a South Park question. I can never remember when the new episodes air, so I haven't caught one in a while.

Did they ever address the whole Tebow thing going on with the Broncos (and soon the Jets)? It seems to be something that would be right in their wheelhouse...although it also might have seemed like too easy a target.

So apparently I was about three days too soon.......

It didn't really have anything to do with Tebow though. The episode was about meme-ing and Tebowing was just mentioned as one in the past.

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: riff raff on March 29, 2012, 01:23:25 PM
This is a South Park question. I can never remember when the new episodes air, so I haven't caught one in a while.

Did they ever address the whole Tebow thing going on with the Broncos (and soon the Jets)? It seems to be something that would be right in their wheelhouse...although it also might have seemed like too easy a target.

So apparently I was about three days too soon.......

It didn't really have anything to do with Tebow though. The episode was about meme-ing and Tebowing was just mentioned as one in the past.

True, but the Tebowing was, to my mind anyway, one of the more interesting aspects of the whole Tebow thing.

I also thought it was funny that they talked about it as if it was terribly dated, which supports a number of people who posted on this saying it wasn't 'fresh'.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on March 29, 2012, 01:30:20 PM
I also thought it was funny that they talked about it as if it was terribly dated, which supports a number of people who posted on this saying it wasn't 'fresh'.

Sort of. Although the main thrust of the episode seemed to be critical of the ridiculous speed at which internet fads come and go.

Anyways, I'm not sure there's a rich vein of comedy there.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on March 29, 2012, 01:31:20 PM

On a side note, I got to see the Mad Men premiere finally and it was really, really good. I'm guessing that a fifth consecutive Emmy is probably a lock.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: riff raff on March 29, 2012, 01:36:02 PM

On a side note, I got to see the Mad Men premiere finally and it was really, really good. I'm guessing that a fifth consecutive Emmy is probably a lock.

Have you been singing 'Zou Bisou Bisou'?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on March 29, 2012, 01:43:34 PM
Have you been singing 'Zou Bisou Bisou'?

Well, I've been imagining Jessica Pare singing it, that's sort of the same thing.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 29, 2012, 09:17:24 PM
William Shatner hosting the Junos? I'm so watching that.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Michael on April 02, 2012, 09:46:18 PM
I missed the season debut of Mad Men. Does anyone know how/where I can watch that?
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on April 02, 2012, 09:52:42 PM
I missed the season debut of Mad Men. Does anyone know how/where I can watch that?

It should be on Rogers on demand.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Michael on April 02, 2012, 09:57:35 PM
I missed the season debut of Mad Men. Does anyone know how/where I can watch that?

It should be on Rogers on demand.

I thought so too, but so far it is not. I checked AMC and it's not there..... I hope it does come soon. In the meantime I have episode 2 recorded and keep waiting to find the debut.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mustacheman on April 03, 2012, 08:25:39 AM
Game of Thrones Season 2 premiere review as follows ;

Stark 3  Lannister 0
A hot blonde chick with a couple of ugly birds
A hot redhead witch chick
bout sums it up.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Michael on April 05, 2012, 02:38:48 PM
Mad Men Season debut popped up on Rogers on Demand last night... now I know what dubie dubie dube is about.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rob on April 05, 2012, 02:45:11 PM
Mad Men Season debut popped up on Rogers on Demand last night... now I know what dubie dubie dube is about.

Scooby dooby doo!!!!!!!!

The best part of the episode came shortly after that scene. 
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on April 05, 2012, 02:58:26 PM
Mad Men Season debut popped up on Rogers on Demand last night... now I know what dubie dubie dube is about.

Scooby dooby doo!!!!!!!!

The best part of the episode came shortly after that scene.

"Why don't you look like him?"
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on April 05, 2012, 04:30:06 PM
Just finished watching Californication end to end. Pretty damn good show, but I think they're starting to run out of ideas. I'd like to see them change it up a bit, as season 5 was a bit of a downer.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 05, 2012, 11:19:27 PM
Tonight's episode of Community is pretty epic.
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on April 06, 2012, 02:35:15 PM
Jimmy Smits is joining the cast of Sons of Anarchy, I hope he doesn't ruin it like he ruined season 3 of dexter.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on April 11, 2012, 01:05:13 AM
Tonight's episode of Community is pretty epic.

I woulda said bizarre but..... :o  ;)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on April 11, 2012, 06:45:39 AM
This past Sunday's Eastbound & Down was one of the best of the series.  Was dying, but also had some rare poignancy.

Series finale on Sunday.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Erndog on April 11, 2012, 10:48:48 AM
This past Sunday's Eastbound & Down was one of the best of the series.  Was dying, but also had some rare poignancy.

Series finale on Sunday.

I've watched some of it here and there but I thought it just returned after being canned?  Didnt they have 2 seasons, cancelled, then return?  Now the series finale?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on April 11, 2012, 10:53:04 AM
This past Sunday's Eastbound & Down was one of the best of the series.  Was dying, but also had some rare poignancy.

Series finale on Sunday.

I've watched some of it here and there but I thought it just returned after being canned?  Didnt they have 2 seasons, cancelled, then return?  Now the series finale?

I'm not sure if it was ever cancelled, they just took a long break between season 2 and 3.  But yeah, apparently the plan was for season 3 to be its last.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on April 12, 2012, 02:41:38 PM
Huh... Did not know this;

http://www.break.com/index/frasiers-celebrity-callers-2316893

Neat.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 13, 2012, 07:17:51 PM
Huh... Did not know this;

http://www.break.com/index/frasiers-celebrity-callers-2316893

Neat.

Yeah, that's pretty cool. Had no idea.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Wendel's Fist on April 15, 2012, 03:17:54 AM
Huh... Did not know this;

http://www.break.com/index/frasiers-celebrity-callers-2316893

Neat.

Wow. Watched the show for years and had no idea. Thanks for the link. Very cool.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on April 21, 2012, 10:38:17 AM
In typical fashion, Fringe just took a wacky turn... jumped 24 years in the future with the Observers having taken control? Um, what?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 21, 2012, 12:01:49 PM
In typical fashion, Fringe just took a wacky turn... jumped 24 years in the future with the Observers having taken control? Um, what?

Yeah, that was random . . . and, what appears to be a one-off type episode/set up for future seasons/movies, if they happen.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on April 21, 2012, 12:09:21 PM
In typical fashion, Fringe just took a wacky turn... jumped 24 years in the future with the Observers having taken control? Um, what?

Yeah, that was random . . . and, what appears to be a one-off type episode/set up for future seasons/movies, if they happen.

Yeah. It almost seemed like they were just flexing their muscles, wondered if it had anything to do with trying to get the ink on a season 5 contract.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Mr. Leaf on April 21, 2012, 04:50:58 PM
In typical fashion, Fringe just took a wacky turn... jumped 24 years in the future with the Observers having taken control? Um, what?
That was an amazing episode, I loved it!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on April 21, 2012, 04:54:49 PM
I agree on Fringe.

Mind = Blown

"Henrietta?" Chopped onions!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 27, 2012, 10:38:57 AM
Yeah. It almost seemed like they were just flexing their muscles, wondered if it had anything to do with trying to get the ink on a season 5 contract.

Good news! Fox announced yesterday that Fringe will be getting a 13 episode, 5th (and final) season. As much as I would have enjoyed the show running longer, at least this way they get to actually create a true ending.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Mr. Leaf on April 27, 2012, 12:14:20 PM
Yeah. It almost seemed like they were just flexing their muscles, wondered if it had anything to do with trying to get the ink on a season 5 contract.

Good news! Fox announced yesterday that Fringe will be getting a 13 episode, 5th (and final) season. As much as I would have enjoyed the show running longer, at least this way they get to actually create a true ending.
Nice to know the show won't end on some unresolved cliff hanger!   :)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 27, 2012, 12:35:40 PM
Nice to know the show won't end on some unresolved cliff hanger!   :)

Well, it won't be an unintentional unresolved cliff hanger.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: BMan on April 27, 2012, 10:46:18 PM
I have to ask, out of all the 4 years of episodes so far, I  am perplexed and I am not sure if that was a deliberate ending tonight:To cut the universe chord, but not tell us if it fixed the earthquake issues? Or is that not relevant in the grand scheme of things?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on April 28, 2012, 08:16:07 AM
Old news for most but I'm going to try to make my way through all of ESPN's 30 for 30. I just watched ep. 1 "King's Ransom" on the Gretzky trade. For anyone who hasn't seen it, I found it to be very, VERY good. A lot of stuff there I didn't know.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on April 28, 2012, 09:13:22 AM
Old news for most but I'm going to try to make my way through all of ESPN's 30 for 30. I just watched ep. 1 "King's Ransom" on the Gretzky trade. For anyone who hasn't seen it, I found it to be very, VERY good. A lot of stuff there I didn't know.
   

I have the box-set all 30 are awesome. Check out the one about Colombia at the '94 World Cup - I think its called "Two Escobars" or something
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on April 28, 2012, 09:52:23 AM
Will do... 29 more to go!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on April 28, 2012, 09:57:00 AM
Will do... 29 more to go!


Jordan Rides the Bus & the one about gangster rap / LA Raiders is great as well - its a great series
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Newbury on April 28, 2012, 10:16:32 AM
Old news for most but I'm going to try to make my way through all of ESPN's 30 for 30. I just watched ep. 1 "King's Ransom" on the Gretzky trade. For anyone who hasn't seen it, I found it to be very, VERY good. A lot of stuff there I didn't know.
   

I have the box-set all 30 are awesome. Check out the one about Colombia at the '94 World Cup - I think its called "Two Escobars" or something

Yeah I've heard that's a great doc. It's been recommended quite a few times but I'm lazy.

How much was the box set? Sounds like a potential gift to myself. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on April 28, 2012, 10:50:16 AM
Old news for most but I'm going to try to make my way through all of ESPN's 30 for 30. I just watched ep. 1 "King's Ransom" on the Gretzky trade. For anyone who hasn't seen it, I found it to be very, VERY good. A lot of stuff there I didn't know.
   

I have the box-set all 30 are awesome. Check out the one about Colombia at the '94 World Cup - I think its called "Two Escobars" or something

Yeah I've heard that's a great doc. It's been recommended quite a few times but I'm lazy.

How much was the box set? Sounds like a potential gift to myself.

I got it as a gift last Christmas but it can't be more than $60 (just a geuss)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on April 28, 2012, 11:10:49 AM
Amazon (http://www.amazon.ca/ESPN-30-Films-Years/dp/B003YMR98M) has it for $42
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on April 28, 2012, 11:19:16 AM
Amazon (http://www.amazon.ca/ESPN-30-Films-Years/dp/B003YMR98M) has it for $42

That's just for vol. 1. All 30 films are 84.

Personally I'd say the five best were:

1. The Two Escobars
2. No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
3. June 17th, 1994
4. Winning Time
5. Once Brothers

Past that I think there are some good ones but there's also 10 or so that I thought were pretty weak.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on April 28, 2012, 11:22:05 AM
Amazon (http://www.amazon.ca/ESPN-30-Films-Years/dp/B003YMR98M) has it for $42

That's just for vol. 1. All 30 films are 84.

Personally I'd say the five best were:

1. The Two Escobars
2. No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
3. June 17th, 1994
4. Winning Time
5. Once Brothers

Past that I think there are some good ones but there's also 10 or so that I thought were pretty weak.

Whoops - so it's probably around $100 in store then?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 28, 2012, 11:24:01 AM
I have to ask, out of all the 4 years of episodes so far, I  am perplexed and I am not sure if that was a deliberate ending tonight:To cut the universe chord, but not tell us if it fixed the earthquake issues? Or is that not relevant in the grand scheme of things?

I imagine the earthquake thing will essentially be resolved in the next episode. Last night's episode was really to set up the two-part season finale and tie up some other loose ends just in case they didn't get a 5th season.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: BMan on April 28, 2012, 01:25:19 PM
I have to ask, out of all the 4 years of episodes so far, I  am perplexed and I am not sure if that was a deliberate ending tonight:To cut the universe chord, but not tell us if it fixed the earthquake issues? Or is that not relevant in the grand scheme of things?

I imagine the earthquake thing will essentially be resolved in the next episode. Last night's episode was really to set up the two-part season finale and tie up some other loose ends just in case they didn't get a 5th season.

Yeah you're probably right. Is it true it will be a 2 hr finale next week?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 28, 2012, 01:35:59 PM
Yeah you're probably right. Is it true it will be a 2 hr finale next week?

No. It's split over 2 weeks.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on April 28, 2012, 03:31:23 PM
Yeah. It almost seemed like they were just flexing their muscles, wondered if it had anything to do with trying to get the ink on a season 5 contract.

Good news! Fox announced yesterday that Fringe will be getting a 13 episode, 5th (and final) season. As much as I would have enjoyed the show running longer, at least this way they get to actually create a true ending.

Most excellent!

Here's hoping the last season isn't a 'Lost' cause...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on April 28, 2012, 07:09:52 PM

Personally I'd say the five best were:

1. The Two Escobars
2. No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
3. June 17th, 1994
4. Winning Time
5. Once Brothers

Past that I think there are some good ones but there's also 10 or so that I thought were pretty weak.

I've just finished the 3rd, small potatoes: who killed the USFL and found it great. So far, I find, I'm getting a real education with these. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Wendel's Fist on April 28, 2012, 09:59:30 PM
Are there any Louis C.K. fans here? I'm asking because I've heard great things about his show "Louis" and got a hold of his first two seasons.

I'm almost at the end of season one and I think I laughed twice. I don't get it.

I've heard that he's a modern day Seinfeld but other than incorporating stand-up in his show, the rest doesn't work for me. Seinfeld stopped doing that himself after a few seasons.

Is there something I'm supposed to know about the guy that would make the show more funny? I just feel like I'm missing something that others are getting.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on April 28, 2012, 10:57:35 PM
I've heard that he's a modern day Seinfeld but other than incorporating stand-up in his show, the rest doesn't work for me. Seinfeld stopped doing that himself after a few seasons.

Is there something I'm supposed to know about the guy that would make the show more funny? I just feel like I'm missing something that others are getting.

I don't know that there's some sort of magical key to getting the show. I'd say, however, that whoever described him as a modern day Seinfeld misrepresented as much as possible. They couldn't be more different as stand-ups and their shows are nothing alike. "Louie" isn't trying to be a typical sitcom.

The best way to think of it is of a series of shorts. Louis CK has said that there are some of them that aren't intended to be funny at all.  Some of it goes for absurdity, some for poignancy and others for more traditional comedy.

It won't be for everyone's tastes but I think it's one of the better things on TV.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on April 28, 2012, 11:40:13 PM
Just had to chime in that I think Louis C.K. is a standup genius imo. I think he's, to some extent, a spiritual successor to George Carlin.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on April 29, 2012, 12:18:54 AM
I think Louis has more of a stake in it than Carlin, fwiw ( if you take George seriously, that he saw himself outside the human condition in a lot of ways ) but yeah, count me as a fan.

Louis has described 'Louie' this way, and yeah, it's not a sitcom...

“It’s not like other shows, and I don’t mean to brag,” he said in a telephone interview. “I just mean that it’s hard to describe.” He said the show would combine short autobiographical comedy films, about his life as a single divorced father and a comedian, with segments of him performing stand-up routines that would be thematically tied to the films. “It’s very vignette-y,” he. said. “It’s very vérité. All those French words. I use ’em all.” (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/21/arts/television/21arts-NEWCOMEDYSER_BRF.html?_r=1)

'Lucky Louie' would be more of a sitcom thing, though long since cancelled. I like Pamela Adlon in both, fwiw.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Wendel's Fist on April 29, 2012, 01:02:23 AM
I've heard that he's a modern day Seinfeld but other than incorporating stand-up in his show, the rest doesn't work for me. Seinfeld stopped doing that himself after a few seasons.

Is there something I'm supposed to know about the guy that would make the show more funny? I just feel like I'm missing something that others are getting.

I don't know that there's some sort of magical key to getting the show. I'd say, however, that whoever described him as a modern day Seinfeld misrepresented as much as possible. They couldn't be more different as stand-ups and their shows are nothing alike. "Louie" isn't trying to be a typical sitcom.

The best way to think of it is of a series of shorts. Louis CK has said that there are some of them that aren't intended to be funny at all.  Some of it goes for absurdity, some for poignancy and others for more traditional comedy.

It won't be for everyone's tastes but I think it's one of the better things on TV.

Ahhh, ok.

I obviously had the wrong impression going in and can see what you're saying.

I was ready to give up but now it seems more interesting and I probably would have enjoyed the shows that I watched more if I had known that. I just kept hearing this Seinfeld comparison and thought I'd check it out.

I knew I had to be missing something.

Thanks for the reply and to others that took the time to answer.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: leafsjunkie on April 30, 2012, 03:16:28 PM
Anyone watch impractical Jokers?

Its about 4 lifelong friends that compete to embarass each other in public.

Funny stuff.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on May 04, 2012, 07:53:38 PM
This is a pretty interesting audio interview with Louis CK and Marc Maron. It's long, 2 hours in total, there's a lot of background on CK's life which I found illuminating but also some specific discussions about 'Lucky Louie' and 'Louie' from section 5/8 on.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Foe_K19SQoE[/youtube]
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rob on May 04, 2012, 08:37:31 PM
This is a pretty interesting audio interview with Louis CK and Marc Maron. It's long, 2 hours in total, there's a lot of background on CK's life which I found illuminating but also some specific discussions about 'Lucky Louie' and 'Louie' from section 5/8 on.

Hey thanks for that! 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on May 08, 2012, 08:44:58 PM
Just watched the pilot for the new Ricky Gervais show 'Derek' and it was absolutely fantastic. Some people thought he was making jokes at the expense of the protagonist and I don't see it that way at all. I laughed and I came close to a tear, I hope they make it into a series.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on May 09, 2012, 01:57:47 PM

Just found out that using that clip of Tomorrow Never Knows on last week's Mad Men cost the show 250,000 dollars.

So if you were worried about how Paul McCartney was doing financially, you can relax I guess.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: BMan on May 22, 2012, 10:26:20 AM
Anybody watch the House Series Finale last night?

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on May 22, 2012, 12:19:08 PM
Anybody watch the House Series Finale last night?


Yup, was a bit weak if I'm honest, although the final scenes did work.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: BMan on May 22, 2012, 10:34:12 PM
Anybody watch the House Series Finale last night?


Yup, was a bit weak if I'm honest, although the final scenes did work.

Agreed. I wonder how much different it would have been if I hadn't watched the sappy episode just before it.   :-\
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on May 28, 2012, 11:19:05 PM
After constantly hearing about it I downloaded and watched all of the Game of Thrones episodes over the last two weeks. Excellent show.

The dwarf is my favorite character.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on May 28, 2012, 11:21:11 PM
After constantly hearing about it I downloaded and watched all of the Game of Thrones episodes over the last two weeks. Excellent show.

The dwarf is my favorite character.

I'm in the exact same situation.  Been having to stop watching to get some sleep.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on May 28, 2012, 11:37:02 PM
After constantly hearing about it I downloaded and watched all of the Game of Thrones episodes over the last two weeks. Excellent show.

The dwarf is my favorite character.

He's definitely the most interesting character, as far as I'm concerned. I like the show a lot, though it hasn't grabbed me in the same way other shows have.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Zee on May 29, 2012, 10:14:18 AM
After constantly hearing about it I downloaded and watched all of the Game of Thrones episodes over the last two weeks. Excellent show.

The dwarf is my favorite character.

After you finish season 2 next week you should grab the first 2 books of the series (A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings)..sure you'll know what happens, but there's way more detail in the books and it fills in the gaps the series leaves behind.  There's also slight changes especially in season 2 with some character names and outcomes.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on May 29, 2012, 01:29:21 PM
Mad Men is still fantastic.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on May 29, 2012, 01:34:43 PM
Mad Men is still fantastic.

Agreed. This season may be its best yet.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on May 29, 2012, 02:41:08 PM
After constantly hearing about it I downloaded and watched all of the Game of Thrones episodes over the last two weeks. Excellent show.

The dwarf is my favorite character.

After you finish season 2 next week you should grab the first 2 books of the series (A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings)..sure you'll know what happens, but there's way more detail in the books and it fills in the gaps the series leaves behind.  There's also slight changes especially in season 2 with some character names and outcomes.

That's funny because this is the first thing that I have watched that has enticed me to read the books. Usually I'll read books before movies, but not the other way around.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on May 29, 2012, 02:45:31 PM
Usually I'll read books before movies, but not the other way around.

I've started doing it the other way around, because I want to be able to enjoy the movie and, most of the time, after reading the book, I don't - or, at least, not as much as I would have otherwise.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on May 30, 2012, 04:16:18 PM
Usually I'll read books before movies, but not the other way around.

I've started doing it the other way around, because I want to be able to enjoy the movie and, most of the time, after reading the book, I don't - or, at least, not as much as I would have otherwise.

I like seeing how close my interpretation of a character is to the one in the movie.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on June 04, 2012, 09:17:54 AM
I know I'm way behind on this, but I just finished watching the entire battlestar galactica series on Netflix (the new version) and good god was this show good...

A friend of mine warned me 'it's a great show until the last season then it feels like they ran out of ideas' but that's not how I felt at all. The last season was great, I loved the ending...

It's honestly in my top 5 all time series, Sopranos, The Wire, The Tudors, Battlestar Galactica and the way things are going Game of Thrones is going to round out that top 5...

I guess I'm posting because I have no one to talk to this show about what with it being off the air for almost 4 years now...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Erndog on June 04, 2012, 09:32:06 AM
I know I'm way behind on this, but I just finished watching the entire battlestar galactica series on Netflix (the new version) and good god was this show good...

A friend of mine warned me 'it's a great show until the last season then it feels like they ran out of ideas' but that's not how I felt at all. The last season was great, I loved the ending...

It's honestly in my top 5 all time series, Sopranos, The Wire, The Tudors, Battlestar Galactica and the way things are going Game of Thrones is going to round out that top 5...

I guess I'm posting because I have no one to talk to this show about what with it being off the air for almost 4 years now...

It's funny.  I have 2 friends that keep hownding me to watch it.  They love(d) it. 

I'm just not totally into the sci-fi stuff so I don't know how I'll take to it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on June 04, 2012, 02:02:20 PM

It's funny.  I have 2 friends that keep hownding me to watch it.  They love(d) it. 

I'm just not totally into the sci-fi stuff so I don't know how I'll take to it.

I'm not sure how to explain it, although it is 'sci-fi' it certainly doesn't feel like it... put it this way, it's nothing at all like star trek...

One interesting thing I read was that Edward James Olmos had in his contract that there can be no aliens or creatures in the show. Humans and robots only...

In any case, it's more of a study of survival with serious religious underpinnings.

My suggestion is watch the opening mini series - it's 2 hours. If you're not hooked from there then chances are you won't like the show...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on June 04, 2012, 02:06:40 PM
I'm just not totally into the sci-fi stuff so I don't know how I'll take to it.

That was sort of my reaction. It was highly recommended to me and I gave it a try but after watching around half a dozen episodes I decided it wasn't for me. It seemed to be kind of an awkward shoehorning of the recent advent of high quality TV with a genre that doesn't really lend itself to nuance or subtlety.

Also, I found a lot of the political "allegory" to be sort of ridiculously on the nose.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on June 04, 2012, 07:35:46 PM
I absolutely loved the mini series and the first season. It was a good run but I thought it lost a little momentum and I just knew after hearing Ron Moore's gushing over the Soprano's conclusion that the end wouldn't be entirely straightforward. Still, I thought it was a pretty good series overall.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on June 05, 2012, 11:32:10 AM
For fans of The Wire, this was a great read: http://www.maxim.com/tv/maxim-interrogates-the-makers-and-stars-of-the-wire
Title: Re: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on June 05, 2012, 03:22:09 PM
I know I'm way behind on this, but I just finished watching the entire battlestar galactica series on Netflix (the new version) and good god was this show good...

A friend of mine warned me 'it's a great show until the last season then it feels like they ran out of ideas' but that's not how I felt at all. The last season was great, I loved the ending...

It's honestly in my top 5 all time series, Sopranos, The Wire, The Tudors, Battlestar Galactica and the way things are going Game of Thrones is going to round out that top 5...

I guess I'm posting because I have no one to talk to this show about what with it being off the air for almost 4 years now...

This is probably totally blasphemous but I couldn't get into battle star galactica. Although I watched all 10 seasons of Stargate SG-1. Yeah.

I felt battlestar took itself hyper seriously.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on June 05, 2012, 03:22:58 PM
Also: I just finished Season 1 of Rescue Me on Netflix. What a damn good show.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on June 05, 2012, 08:21:22 PM
Also: I just finished Season 1 of Rescue Me on Netflix. What a damn good show.

That show was really under-rated. Some of the seemingly off-the-cuff conversations were totally hilarious.

If you like Denis Leary (and a few of the other Rescue Me cast), watch his one season show "The Job" - about a NY detective and the squad. Freaking hilarious - until ABC (I think) ruined it by moving it all around so we could not find it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 07, 2012, 07:23:23 AM
There are some new episodes of Nazi Hunters out finally....anyone familiar with this show?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on June 07, 2012, 07:41:22 AM
There are some new episodes of Nazi Hunters out finally....anyone familiar with this show?

Yup. Love it. Fiction but if you're into a bunch of Nazis finally getting what's coming to them, I suggest this;

(http://brodartvibe.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/final-reckoning.jpg)

Great story... I read it last year and couldn't put it down.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 07, 2012, 07:47:04 AM
There are some new episodes of Nazi Hunters out finally....anyone familiar with this show?

Yup. Love it. Fiction but if you're into a bunch of Nazis finally getting what's coming to them, I suggest this;

(http://brodartvibe.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/final-reckoning.jpg)

Great story... I read it last year and couldn't put it down.

Cool - fiction though eh? How so?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on June 07, 2012, 07:53:35 AM
Fictitious characters and plots. So much so that I'm hesitant to say "historical" fiction. Still, completely believable and fun. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 07, 2012, 08:02:56 AM
Fictitious characters and plots. So much so that I'm hesitant to say "historical" fiction. Still, completely believable and fun.

Are they hunting real Nazis?
Speaking of Nazis - are you familiar with the history of Hugo Boss?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on June 07, 2012, 08:08:45 AM
A little but his stuff is so out of my price range that I don't have to worry about not buying his stuff out of principle.... and no, they aren't hunting real Nazis but who knows... maybe some parts are base on real people and events.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 07, 2012, 08:23:24 AM
A little but his stuff is so out of my price range that I don't have to worry about not buying his stuff out of principle.... and no, they aren't hunting real Nazis but who knows... maybe some parts are base on real people and events.

He died in the 40's but he was a raging socialist / devout Nazi party member - with a nose for toilet water
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: BMan on June 07, 2012, 10:12:31 AM
He died in the 40's but he was a raging socialist / devout Nazi party member - with a nose for toilet water

So that's where they got the term Eau De Toilette? lol
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on June 10, 2012, 11:53:26 AM
A little but his stuff is so out of my price range that I don't have to worry about not buying his stuff out of principle.... and no, they aren't hunting real Nazis but who knows... maybe some parts are base on real people and events.

He died in the 40's but he was a raging socialist / devout Nazi party member - with a nose for toilet water

Say wha?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 10, 2012, 10:38:01 PM
A little but his stuff is so out of my price range that I don't have to worry about not buying his stuff out of principle.... and no, they aren't hunting real Nazis but who knows... maybe some parts are base on real people and events.

He died in the 40's but he was a raging socialist / devout Nazi party member - with a nose for toilet water
Say wha?

Hugo Boss designed the SS uniforms - that is the nebulous of the company / brand.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 10, 2012, 11:40:45 PM
Just about to embark on season 2 of Sherlock, very excited!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on June 11, 2012, 12:19:23 AM
A little but his stuff is so out of my price range that I don't have to worry about not buying his stuff out of principle.... and no, they aren't hunting real Nazis but who knows... maybe some parts are base on real people and events.

He died in the 40's but he was a raging socialist / devout Nazi party member - with a nose for toilet water
Say wha?

Hugo Boss designed the SS uniforms - that is the nebulous of the company / brand.

I meant how can you be a socialist and a devout Nazi?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on June 11, 2012, 12:40:52 AM
Can anyone weigh in on Canadian vs. American Netflix?

I've checked out both a little, and the Canadian one seems to have more that I want to watch.   The US one doesn't have Captain America, Iron Man 2, Thor, or Kenny vs. Spenny, for example.   But everyone using the Canadian one seems pissed we don't have access to the American one.

The only reliable proxies I can find aren't free.   Is it worth an extra $5 a month for a US proxy to have access to their Netflix?
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Post by: Nik Bethune on June 11, 2012, 01:04:21 AM
Can anyone weigh in on Canadian vs. American Netflix?

I've checked out both a little, and the Canadian one seems to have more that I want to watch.   The US one doesn't have Captain America, Iron Man 2, Thor, or Kenny vs. Spenny, for example.   But everyone using the Canadian one seems pissed we don't have access to the American one.

The only reliable proxies I can find aren't free.   Is it worth an extra $5 a month for a US proxy to have access to their Netflix?

It's absolutely worth it as far as I'm concerned. Just the better stand-up/documentary libraries alone make it worth it as I'm concerned.

And for what it's worth I can get Thor, Iron Man 2 and one season of Kenny vs. Spenny. No Captain America though.
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Post by: Rob on June 11, 2012, 08:20:12 AM
Can anyone weigh in on Canadian vs. American Netflix?

I've checked out both a little, and the Canadian one seems to have more that I want to watch.   The US one doesn't have Captain America, Iron Man 2, Thor, or Kenny vs. Spenny, for example.   But everyone using the Canadian one seems pissed we don't have access to the American one.

The only reliable proxies I can find aren't free.   Is it worth an extra $5 a month for a US proxy to have access to their Netflix?

It's absolutely worth it as far as I'm concerned. Just the better stand-up/documentary libraries alone make it worth it as I'm concerned.

And for what it's worth I can get Thor, Iron Man 2 and one season of Kenny vs. Spenny. No Captain America though.

+1
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Post by: Potvin29 on June 11, 2012, 08:29:58 AM
Just started season 3 of Sons of Anarchy.  That season 2/1st episode of season 3 was intense.
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Post by: Madferret on June 11, 2012, 08:50:22 AM
A little but his stuff is so out of my price range that I don't have to worry about not buying his stuff out of principle.... and no, they aren't hunting real Nazis but who knows... maybe some parts are base on real people and events.

He died in the 40's but he was a raging socialist / devout Nazi party member - with a nose for toilet water
Say wha?

Hugo Boss designed the SS uniforms - that is the nebulous of the company / brand.

I meant how can you be a socialist and a devout Nazi?

The Nazi's were all about socialism.
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 11, 2012, 01:55:09 PM
Just about to embark on season 2 of Sherlock, very excited!
The first episode was great, didn't miss a beat from season one.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on June 11, 2012, 01:57:01 PM
Just about to embark on season 2 of Sherlock, very excited!
The first episode was great, didn't miss a beat from season one.

I have a hunch you'll be mildly let down by episode #2(although the second episode of the first season wasn't great either) but it's all worth it for the finale.
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Post by: Corn Flake on June 11, 2012, 02:02:52 PM
Anybody watching "Touch"?

It's pretty good.
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 11, 2012, 02:03:47 PM
Interesting, I shall try and get to it tonight.

Martin Freeman as Watson is really great.
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Post by: BMan on June 11, 2012, 02:04:39 PM
Anybody watching "Touch"?

It's pretty good.

It did take a while to get going but it is getting better slowly but surely IMO.
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Post by: bustaheims on June 11, 2012, 02:08:20 PM
Anybody watching "Touch"?

It's pretty good.

It started strong, dragged for a while in the middle but ended on a high note. Next season should be interesting, but, it's getting the Friday night death slot, so, next season will also likely be its last.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on June 11, 2012, 02:12:56 PM

Mad Men finale anyone? Will Megan's acting career take off, deepening Don's abandonment issues? Is Don back to his old ways? Have we seen the last of Peggy Olson at SCDP(and will it be SCDC next year?)? Was Pete's "A temporary bandage on a permanent wound" speech a little too on the nose for the themes of the season? Will Bert Cooper finally get an office?

So much good stuff.
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Post by: Sucker Punch on June 11, 2012, 04:57:38 PM
Can anyone weigh in on Canadian vs. American Netflix?

I've checked out both a little, and the Canadian one seems to have more that I want to watch.   The US one doesn't have Captain America, Iron Man 2, Thor, or Kenny vs. Spenny, for example.   But everyone using the Canadian one seems pissed we don't have access to the American one.

The only reliable proxies I can find aren't free.   Is it worth an extra $5 a month for a US proxy to have access to their Netflix?

It's absolutely worth it as far as I'm concerned. Just the better stand-up/documentary libraries alone make it worth it as I'm concerned.

And for what it's worth I can get Thor, Iron Man 2 and one season of Kenny vs. Spenny. No Captain America though.

That's cool, I was a little disappointed by the documentary selection on Canadian Netflix.

While we're on the subject, I love David Attenborough nature docs.   I can watch him talk about fish for hours.
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Post by: Potvin29 on June 12, 2012, 09:10:29 AM

Mad Men finale anyone? Will Megan's acting career take off, deepening Don's abandonment issues? Is Don back to his old ways? Have we seen the last of Peggy Olson at SCDP(and will it be SCDC next year?)? Was Pete's "A temporary bandage on a permanent wound" speech a little too on the nose for the themes of the season? Will Bert Cooper finally get an office?

So much good stuff.

It struck me that Pete is becoming like Don was when we first saw him in season 1 - commuting to the city, cheating, unhappy at home, etc.

"I'm going to have the same view as you, Don."
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Post by: Bullfrog on June 12, 2012, 08:20:38 PM
While we're on the subject, I love David Attenborough nature docs.   I can watch him talk about fish for hours.

Yep. I've got the Planet Earth series on BluRay. So much better than Sigourney Weaver (she does the US version.)
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Post by: Rob on June 12, 2012, 08:29:55 PM
Louie is coming to FX Canada!   

New Season starts Thu. June 28 10:30pm ET

http://www.fxcanada.ca/
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Post by: Tigger on June 12, 2012, 10:04:17 PM
I left TVO playing on the telly waiting for the Agenda replay and caught part 2 of 'How To Grow A Planet', man is that a good doco.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on June 23, 2012, 12:48:27 PM

Just finished watching The Thick of It and really enjoyed it. Kind of a mix of Yes, Minister and The Office but ridiculously, hilariously profane. Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker might be on my short list for best TV character of all time.
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 23, 2012, 12:54:58 PM
Malcolm Tucker has been a hero of mine for quite some time, I think he's loosely based on Alistair Campbell.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on June 25, 2012, 11:59:50 AM
Malcolm Tucker has been a hero of mine for quite some time, I think he's loosely based on Alistair Campbell.

I don't really know who that is. I suppose that not being from the UK I missed a bunch of allusions like that but having worked in government, and specifically the media side, the character definitely rang true.
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 25, 2012, 03:38:56 PM
Alistair Campbell is the man who was behind Tony Blair's two terms in government, his chief spin-doctor, a very ornery Scotsman.

EDIT: You where right about Sherlock, episode two of season two seemed a little like filler, it did serve to soften Sherlock and John's relationship a little I suppose. Episode three was great apart from the final thirty seconds, I didn't need to actually see him to know he was still alive.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on June 25, 2012, 03:45:53 PM
Alistair Campbell is the man who was behind Tony Blair's two terms in government, his chief spin-doctor, a very ornery Scotsman.

Ah. Gotcha.

Although it does bring up one of the show's better lines when Malcolm's deputy is introduced and is even more brutally profane:

"You know, when we met, I really thought you were going to be the nice Scot".
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 26, 2012, 02:25:12 AM
Watched the first episode of Newsroom, the new HBO effort from Aaron Sorkin.

For me it has the potential to be his best work since The West Wing. 

I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Post by: Potvin29 on June 26, 2012, 02:36:28 AM
I don't know all the background of the station (other than I'm pretty sure it is publicly-funded still), but I've been loving the Australian Broadcast Corporation channels in Australia.  Australia's version of the CBC.  Only it's awesome.
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Post by: Mr. Leaf on July 13, 2012, 02:06:06 AM
Just wondering if there are any other Big Brother fans here who watched the season 14 premiere tonight?
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Post by: Potvin29 on July 13, 2012, 02:23:04 AM
Breaking Bad returns Sunday night.  8)
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Post by: Tigger on July 17, 2012, 10:23:12 AM
A critical property of a 3D Heisenberg ferromagnet? Keep Walter White out of jail... nice opener.

I've been watching old episodes of 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' ( yeah, passing the time... ) found this one with Bruce Dickinson, made me laugh, fun show.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEOm6XuSZC4[/youtube]
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on July 17, 2012, 06:39:21 PM
I watched it when I was a younger man, Mark Lamaar had his moments, as did Phil Jupitus.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on July 19, 2012, 01:21:03 PM

They announced the Emmy nominations today. Louis CK set a record for the most individual nominations in any one year with 7. Jared Harris and Giancarlo Esposito got well deserved nods.

Still no Ron Swanson though.
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Post by: Deebo on July 19, 2012, 01:42:59 PM
I agree, Jared Harris was great.

I don't watch Big Bang Theory or Two and Half Men so I can't really say if I agreed with those 2 actors being nominated. But I did prefer the other 4 over Nick Offerman. I am assuming Ron Swanson would be considered in the lead actor category.

As much as 30rock might slipped from the first 3-4 years, I still find Jack Donaghy hilarious.

I'm glad to see Homeland recognized and I thought the episode of Community that was nominated for writing was great.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on July 19, 2012, 01:45:54 PM
I am assuming Ron Swanson would be considered in the lead actor category.

Nope. He submits as a supporting actor.
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Post by: Potvin29 on July 30, 2012, 10:46:00 AM
Breaking Bad is still the best show on TV for me.  The first 3 episodes of this season have been great.  This show is consistently excellent, and this season continues to just have a sense of foreboding doom to it for me.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on July 30, 2012, 11:08:36 AM
Breaking Bad is still the best show on TV for me.  The first 3 episodes of this season have been great.  This show is consistently excellent, and this season continues to just have a sense of foreboding doom to it for me.

I agree. It's got one of the better senses of atmosphere I've ever seen on a TV show and the way the show is shot is outstanding(the cook scene from last night's episode in particular). Just about every scene is brutally tense.

I've had one or two issues with the plausibility of recent developments but it's still a terrific show week to week.
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Post by: Potvin29 on July 30, 2012, 11:18:59 AM
I just caught one of the older episodes playing on TV here, and it made me notice how the earlier episodes had such a sense of the wide open - lots of wide-shot desert scenes lent an entirely different feel to the episodes.  The more recent couple of seasons have been a lot more inside confined places - Gus' lab, Walt's dark house, now the houses covered.  Maybe some sort of metaphor going on for Walt being confined in his position now, but regardless, you're right about the way it is shot.
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Post by: Rick Couchman on July 30, 2012, 11:24:58 AM
Watched the first episode of Newsroom, the new HBO effort from Aaron Sorkin.

For me it has the potential to be his best work since The West Wing. 

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I've caught up on all Newsroom episodes so far.  Last night had a great mix of seriousness and humour.  Love it.  It really does have that feel of West Wing in it.

I'm also watching True Blood, but I'm not the fan of it that I was in the first couple seasons.
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Post by: Madferret on July 30, 2012, 01:53:04 PM
"Dig WWII" is pretty interesting - anyone watch this?
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Post by: Bender on July 30, 2012, 05:45:57 PM
Watched the first season of Sherlock. What a damn good show. Also caught a glimpse of Boss and I didn't realize what an excellent actor Kelsey Grammer is.
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Post by: 4th Liner on July 30, 2012, 09:18:39 PM
"Dig WWII" is pretty interesting - anyone watch this?

Yep, I love that stuff - makes me wish I could work with those guys.
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Post by: Sarge on July 30, 2012, 09:33:12 PM
"Dig WWII" is pretty interesting - anyone watch this?

Yep, I love that stuff - makes me wish I could work with those guys.

Pretty good so far. The focus on Canada is refreshing.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on August 02, 2012, 10:43:57 PM
Now that it's on Netflix I have to admit I'm having a lot of fun having classic episodes of Law and Order on in the background while working. Is there anything better than Sam Waterston getting really, really outraged at the criminal he's looking to put away?
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on August 03, 2012, 07:20:42 PM
He is great on The Newsroom too.
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Post by: Sarge on August 10, 2012, 02:42:27 PM
Well, my favorite week of TV begins this weekend. SHARK WEEK!
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Post by: Sarge on August 10, 2012, 02:44:21 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HU7lcOTLjc[/youtube]
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Post by: Sarge on August 13, 2012, 12:03:32 AM
God, I love a good roast.
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Post by: OldTimeHockey on August 13, 2012, 08:29:52 AM
He is great on The Newsroom too.

Absolutely fantastic!

Plus, the show may just be the best one on TV.
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Post by: Erndog on August 14, 2012, 05:17:50 PM
Wait, so Shark Week is 1 hour every night?  Wtf?

I've never really followed it before but wanted to check it out this year and all my guide shows me is 1 stinkin program every night from 8-9.  Is this really what people get worked up for?  I figured a solid 3-4 hours each night.
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Post by: bustaheims on August 14, 2012, 05:23:05 PM
Wait, so Shark Week is 1 hour every night?  Wtf?

I've never really followed it before but wanted to check it out this year and all my guide shows me is 1 stinkin program every night from 8-9.  Is this really what people get worked up for?  I figured a solid 3-4 hours each night.

It used to be better than that. It used to be more.
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Post by: Sarge on August 14, 2012, 05:44:14 PM
Wait, so Shark Week is 1 hour every night?  Wtf?

I've never really followed it before but wanted to check it out this year and all my guide shows me is 1 stinkin program every night from 8-9.  Is this really what people get worked up for?  I figured a solid 3-4 hours each night.

It used to be better than that. It used to be more.

Yeah, I was surprised to see the reduction. Sucks. Nevertheless, I still love what's there. I've only had time to watch Sunday's stuff (PVRing the rest.)
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Post by: Sarge on August 15, 2012, 11:08:44 AM
The Burn. Holy cow, I was in tears just about the whole way through.
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Post by: Andy on August 15, 2012, 12:03:26 PM
Anyone watch the Raonic/Gasquet match last night? I only ask because it featured one of the worst announcers I have ever heard. It was from the ATP Cincinnati tournament but I can't find any info online about who was broadcasting. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on August 26, 2012, 11:26:32 PM
Been watching the seasons of Arrested Development through again.  I don't think any show comes close for repeated viewings.

This is cool to see how many you caught before: http://splitsider.com/2012/08/53-arrested-development-jokes-you-probably-missed/
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Post by: mc on August 27, 2012, 09:29:40 AM
Been watching the seasons of Arrested Development through again.  I don't think any show comes close for repeated viewings.

This is cool to see how many you caught before: http://splitsider.com/2012/08/53-arrested-development-jokes-you-probably-missed/

I have been doing the same thing the past few weeks. The show is simply amazing. There are some subtle jokes that are absolutely laugh out loud funny. For all the garbage on TV these days and this show ran for two seasons then got cancelled? Glad its making a come back.
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Post by: OldTimeHockey on August 28, 2012, 08:16:24 AM
Watched the season finale of The Newsroom last night. Best show on TV.
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Post by: Corn Flake on August 28, 2012, 09:46:34 AM
Been watching the seasons of Arrested Development through again.  I don't think any show comes close for repeated viewings.

This is cool to see how many you caught before: http://splitsider.com/2012/08/53-arrested-development-jokes-you-probably-missed/

Very excited that the new season is being filmed now and will air some time next spring on Neflix.  Steve Holt!
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Post by: CarltonTheBear on August 28, 2012, 05:15:51 PM
Watched the season finale of The Newsroom last night. Best show on TV.

Not sure about best show on TV (Breaking Bad), but it's pretty darn good. People seem to either love it or hate it though.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on August 28, 2012, 05:33:14 PM
People seem to either love it or hate it though.

I think that's probably always going to be the case when something is overtly political in the states. Sorkin certainly isn't afraid of being didactic as possible when it comes to his views on America and lots of people seem incapable of looking past that.

I watched some of it and I thought, like everything Sorkin does, it was balanced with stuff I really liked(the dialogue, the overtness of his message) with stuff I don't(a certain tone deafness when it comes to writing women/relationships, a penchant for jingoism that is fairly obnoxious regardless of where you stand politically). Overall there was enough good to keep me interested.
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Post by: OldTimeHockey on August 31, 2012, 12:01:10 PM
Watched the season finale of The Newsroom last night. Best show on TV.

Not sure about best show on TV (Breaking Bad), but it's pretty darn good. People seem to either love it or hate it though.

See I can't really give a review of Breaking Bad. I have the 1st season ready to go on my harddrive but fell asleep during the first episode and haven't gotten back to it with watching Game of Thrones and The Newsroom. With both finished, perhaps I'll get back to it and see what everyone is raving about.
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Post by: TheMightyOdin on September 04, 2012, 10:55:22 AM
Breaking bad finale was good. Only 8 episodes and now i have to wait until next summer?

Game of thrones doesn't start up again until march...

ARGHHHHHHH
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on September 12, 2012, 03:22:37 AM
Sons of Anarchy was crazy, can't believe they are showing some of the stuff they are, usually only HBO and Showtime get away with that.
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Post by: Dappleganger on September 12, 2012, 05:09:38 AM
Been watching the seasons of Arrested Development through again.  I don't think any show comes close for repeated viewings.

This is cool to see how many you caught before: http://splitsider.com/2012/08/53-arrested-development-jokes-you-probably-missed/

Season 4 of 'Arrested Development' is up to 13 episodes from 10. When can I get excited?

http://screenrant.com/arrested-development-season-4-episodes/
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Post by: Corn Flake on September 12, 2012, 08:53:31 AM
Been watching the seasons of Arrested Development through again.  I don't think any show comes close for repeated viewings.

This is cool to see how many you caught before: http://splitsider.com/2012/08/53-arrested-development-jokes-you-probably-missed/

Season 4 of 'Arrested Development' is up to 13 episodes from 10. When can I get excited?

http://screenrant.com/arrested-development-season-4-episodes/

Be excited. Be very excited.  Startiiiiing... yesterday. :D

It took my favorite series coming back for me to sign up for Netflix, but they got me back with this.
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Post by: Tigger on September 12, 2012, 09:41:57 AM
Sons of Anarchy was crazy, can't believe they are showing some of the stuff they are, usually only HBO and Showtime get away with that.

Yup, that was bananas, poor Tig.
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Post by: Potvin29 on September 12, 2012, 09:55:59 AM
Good interview with Mitch Hurwitz about the revival of Arrested Development: http://www.vulture.com/m/2012/09/mitch-hurwitz-on-reviving-arrested-development.html
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Post by: lamajama on September 12, 2012, 10:55:02 AM
Sons of Anarchy was crazy, can't believe they are showing some of the stuff they are, usually only HBO and Showtime get away with that.

Yup, that was bananas, poor Tig.

I just love the writing on that show. Most thought the Season 5 would be all about Clay and Jax tied into the Cartel/Irish deal but after the first ep there's about 5 storylines set up!
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Post by: Potvin29 on September 12, 2012, 10:45:20 PM
Discovering some of David Simon's other work, namely Homicide: Life on the Street.  Pretty great thus far.
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Post by: riff raff on September 12, 2012, 11:16:38 PM
Been watching the seasons of Arrested Development through again.  I don't think any show comes close for repeated viewings.

This is cool to see how many you caught before: http://splitsider.com/2012/08/53-arrested-development-jokes-you-probably-missed/

Season 4 of 'Arrested Development' is up to 13 episodes from 10. When can I get excited?

http://screenrant.com/arrested-development-season-4-episodes/

Be excited. Be very excited.  Startiiiiing... yesterday. :D

It took my favorite series coming back for me to sign up for Netflix, but they got me back with this.

You guys inspired me. I pulled my Arrested Development DVDs off the shelf and spent the weekend watching them.

I don't particularly want to sign up for Netflix but............
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Post by: TML fan on September 13, 2012, 12:39:44 PM
Discovering some of David Simon's other work, namely Homicide: Life on the Street.  Pretty great thus far.

Have you seen Generation Kill? I enjoyed that one.
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Post by: Darryl on September 14, 2012, 08:43:21 PM
Finally watched SOA season 5 première yesterday. Great episode. Only bad part was Tigs acting when they cooked his kid.
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Post by: Potvin29 on September 14, 2012, 09:33:43 PM
Finally watched SOA season 5 première yesterday. Great episode. Only bad part was Tigs acting when they cooked his kid.

Glad someone else said this.  I was cringing at it.
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Post by: Darryl on September 15, 2012, 01:03:20 PM
It sounded like someone dubbing over a foreign adult movie.
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on September 17, 2012, 04:41:10 AM
The Weeds finale was a bit of a clunker, pretty much the whole show has been outside of the first season, but the final scene was great IMO.
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Post by: Darryl on September 18, 2012, 10:12:56 PM
Bobby Cannavale is killing me only one episode into season 3 of Boardwalk Empire. Horrid actor.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on September 18, 2012, 10:17:05 PM
Bobby Cannavale is killing me only one episode into season 3 of Boardwalk Empire. Horrid actor.

You think? I don't know. I've liked him in other stuff like Win-Win and the Station Agent and I know he's gotten Tony noms because he's largely a stage actor. I thought the character was a little clunky more than anything.
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Post by: lamajama on September 26, 2012, 12:41:17 AM
Holy Crap. Sons of Anarchy is getting dark.
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Post by: Bullfrog on September 26, 2012, 08:07:38 AM
I just started watching The New Girl. A few episodes into season one now. I'm finding it entertaining. Zooey Deschanel is just too cute.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on September 26, 2012, 09:12:33 AM
Holy Crap. Sons of Anarchy is getting dark.

Dark, I guess, but not all that good. I think what happened last night is kind of the result of the sort of not-so-good writing they did on last season and what they had to do to straighten things out but in doing so I think they ended any chance of the show going in the direction that I think is promising(Jax and Opie  changing the club going forward) and made it so that it's really just going to be more of the same old Jax dealing with Clay/Gemma/the club's past stuff that's getting kind of tired.
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on September 26, 2012, 09:23:15 AM
Holy Crap. Sons of Anarchy is getting dark.

Dark, I guess, but not all that good. I think what happened last night is kind of the result of the sort of not-so-good writing they did on last season and what they had to do to straighten things out but in doing so I think they ended any chance of the show going in the direction that I think is promising(Jax and Opie  changing the club going forward) and made it so that it's really just going to be more of the same old Jax dealing with Clay/Gemma/the club's past stuff that's getting kind of tired.

That's kinda my take on it, it was pretty brutal though.

Oh and screw Opie, he has kids.
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on September 26, 2012, 09:24:38 AM
I just started watching The New Girl. A few episodes into season one now. I'm finding it entertaining. Zooey Deschanel is just too cute.

Mrs Wigwal got me into this show and I have to admit, I really enjoy it, especially Schmidt.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on September 26, 2012, 09:30:15 AM
That's kinda my take on it, it was pretty brutal though.

True. I guess my thing is that while I'm not put off by stuff like that it also doesn't impress me too much. I mean, heck, I can come up with dark and brutal stuff.

Oh and screw Opie, he has kids.

Yeah, that's what I mean about it not being good. None of the choices Opie made this season make any sense.
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Post by: Potvin29 on September 26, 2012, 09:59:02 AM
I just started watching The New Girl. A few episodes into season one now. I'm finding it entertaining. Zooey Deschanel is just too cute.

I can't look away from her.

And it gets better as the season goes on too.
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Post by: bustaheims on September 26, 2012, 10:22:58 AM
I just started watching The New Girl. A few episodes into season one now. I'm finding it entertaining. Zooey Deschanel is just too cute.

Mrs Wigwal got me into this show and I have to admit, I really enjoy it, especially Schmidt.

Yeah. It's a fun, quirky comedy with a real penchant for the absurd. I'm a fan.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on September 26, 2012, 01:34:04 PM
Holy Crap. Sons of Anarchy is getting dark.

Dark, I guess, but not all that good. I think what happened last night is kind of the result of the sort of not-so-good writing they did on last season and what they had to do to straighten things out but in doing so I think they ended any chance of the show going in the direction that I think is promising(Jax and Opie  changing the club going forward) and made it so that it's really just going to be more of the same old Jax dealing with Clay/Gemma/the club's past stuff that's getting kind of tired.

That's true but it also did mean that these guys were finally "paid" for getting themselves backed into corners every season. We always seemed to get the "miracle" ending that got most of them out unscathed (basically
the main characters I mean). This time, they set up a scenario (that I personally was hoping for the "miracle") that they couldn't get out of without a death of a main character. It does change the direction for sure going forward long-term. I know it's been renewed to 7 seasons so I hope Kurt Sutter has a long term plan in mind because he keeps killing off a lot of characters.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on September 26, 2012, 01:52:08 PM
This time, they set up a scenario (that I personally was hoping for the "miracle") that they couldn't get out of without a death of a main character.

Well, they could, they just chose not to. Even so, the only way they got there was by making said main character largely irrelevant to the show and then make a bunch of decisions that seemed inauthentic and out of character.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on September 27, 2012, 01:08:50 PM
I just started watching The New Girl. A few episodes into season one now. I'm finding it entertaining. Zooey Deschanel is just too cute.

Mrs Wigwal got me into this show and I have to admit, I really enjoy it, especially Schmidt.

Yeah. It's a fun, quirky comedy with a real penchant for the absurd. I'm a fan.

I watched the first two episodes of the new season last night, I was cracking up.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on September 27, 2012, 01:48:32 PM
http://www.tv.com/news/johnny-lewis-sons-of-anarchys-half-sack-is-dead-at-28-and-suspected-of-murder-29674/

Dude who played a recruit on SOA apparantley beat a old lady to death before falling off a roof and plummeting to his own death.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 01, 2012, 10:38:08 AM
Oh, Dexter... Can't wait to see where this goes.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on October 01, 2012, 04:20:35 PM
Oh, Dexter... Can't wait to see where this goes.

I mean I know it's far from realistic at the best of times, but the whole airport scene really took me out of it, the ending was decent though.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 01, 2012, 04:28:50 PM
Oh, Dexter... Can't wait to see where this goes.

I mean I know it's far from realistic at the best of times, but the whole airport scene really took me out of it, the ending was decent though.

Yeah, I agree. I've got too much invested in this thing to let that bother me though. If I see more sloppiness it might bother me but at this point, I'm still really in to it.   
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 01, 2012, 04:29:55 PM
Oh, Dexter... Can't wait to see where this goes.

I mean I know it's far from realistic at the best of times, but the whole airport scene really took me out of it, the ending was decent though.

That was a little too easy, even for Dexter, but, being that it looks like it was more to set up a major plot line for the rest of the season, I guess I can overlook it for now.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: brothert on October 01, 2012, 07:04:11 PM
sorry didn't get the web etiquette memo on that one, i'll talk about the show somewhere else. thx
Oh, Dexter... Can't wait to see where this goes.

I mean I know it's far from realistic at the best of times, but the whole airport scene really took me out of it, the ending was decent though.

That was a little too easy, even for Dexter, but, being that it looks like it was more to set up a major plot line for the rest of the season, I guess I can overlook it for now.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 01, 2012, 07:33:06 PM
You might want to consider a "spoiler alert?"
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Michael on October 02, 2012, 12:30:11 PM
You might want to consider a "spoiler alert?"

What did you think was going to be discussed in a TV thread? Only shows you have watched? I think it goes without saying that the entire thread could be a spoiler if you come into it and are not caught up on the shows you watch.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 02, 2012, 12:59:37 PM
You might want to consider a "spoiler alert?"

What did you think was going to be discussed in a TV thread? Only shows you have watched? I think it goes without saying that the entire thread could be a spoiler if you come into it and are not caught up on the shows you watch.

Sorry, I was trying to be considerate of others there. My bad.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on October 02, 2012, 01:10:44 PM
What did you think was going to be discussed in a TV thread? Only shows you have watched? I think it goes without saying that the entire thread could be a spoiler if you come into it and are not caught up on the shows you watch.

It's still just casual courtesy though. There are lots of shows I don't watch but may want to in the future and it's not like it's a terrible chore to throw in a Spoiler Alert or to make your comments relatively vague(see the above Sons of Anarchy discussion).

Anyways, just my opinion.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on October 02, 2012, 01:12:53 PM
What did you think was going to be discussed in a TV thread? Only shows you have watched? I think it goes without saying that the entire thread could be a spoiler if you come into it and are not caught up on the shows you watch.

It's still just casual courtesy though. There are lots of shows I don't watch but may want to in the future and it's not like it's a terrible chore to throw in a Spoiler Alert or to make your comments relatively vague(see the above Sons of Anarchy discussion).

Anyways, just my opinion.

Indeed, not including specifics for at least a few days or more afterwards is common courtesy in the DVR era.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Michael on October 02, 2012, 02:26:10 PM
What did you think was going to be discussed in a TV thread? Only shows you have watched? I think it goes without saying that the entire thread could be a spoiler if you come into it and are not caught up on the shows you watch.

It's still just casual courtesy though. There are lots of shows I don't watch but may want to in the future and it's not like it's a terrible chore to throw in a Spoiler Alert or to make your comments relatively vague(see the above Sons of Anarchy discussion).

Anyways, just my opinion.

Indeed, not including specifics for at least a few days or more afterwards is common courtesy in the DVR era.

I find myself in the minority. Okay. My bad.

I just figured that if you wandered into a TV thread you might actually come across discussions about a TV show that has already aired and if you are behind in watching your shows you would stay out of the thread until then.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on October 02, 2012, 02:33:59 PM
I just figured that if you wandered into a TV thread you might actually come across discussions about a TV show that has already aired and if you are behind in watching your shows you would stay out of the thread until then.

Practically speaking though that would mean that everyone stayed out of the thread unless they were currently caught up on every show they watch or might want to watch in the future which is more or less impossible for people. Nobody's saying you can't talk about any show or even talk openly about major plot points. Just that it'd be nice to throw in a Spoiler warning.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 02, 2012, 02:46:00 PM
I subscribe to the 2 season rule when it comes to TV shows (unless someone has explicitly stated they intend to watch the show as part of the discussion). If it happened 2 seasons ago, it's fair game to bring up. If it happened this season or last season, it needs a spoiler alert.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 04, 2012, 08:00:55 PM
I still think SOA is 'directing' the story too much, rather than having it unfold organically. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 11, 2012, 10:50:23 AM
Molly Shannon has a guest spot on Hannibal, does Mary Katherine Gallagher count as free range rude?... must... watch...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on October 14, 2012, 04:19:26 PM
TWD tonight!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on October 14, 2012, 10:32:36 PM
TWD tonight!

At the risk of a spoiler I'll just say...intense...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on October 14, 2012, 10:41:05 PM
Agreed!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 15, 2012, 05:02:36 AM
TWD is crazy... I love it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on October 15, 2012, 06:54:07 AM

How about that Treme, huh? Pretty crazy stuff.  The trials and travails of working jazz musicians, the way so many different characters and their stories form a web that compose the larger, encompassing story of post-Katrina New Orleans and the rebuilding efforts, the small intimate moments of drama that are personal and yet represent the shared human experience...hello? Anyone? Just me? Alright then.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on October 16, 2012, 07:49:03 AM
What is TWD?

Just finished the first season of The New Girl. Great!!

Got the first few episodes of season 2 on DVR. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on October 16, 2012, 08:00:20 AM
What is TWD?


The Walking Dead
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on October 16, 2012, 10:03:45 AM

How about that Treme, huh? Pretty crazy stuff.  The trials and travails of working jazz musicians, the way so many different characters and their stories form a web that compose the larger, encompassing story of post-Katrina New Orleans and the rebuilding efforts, the small intimate moments of drama that are personal and yet represent the shared human experience...hello? Anyone? Just me? Alright then.

I've seen the first couple episodes, I will continue it soon.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on October 16, 2012, 10:08:20 AM
I've seen the first couple episodes, I will continue it soon.

You won't be disappointed. I mean, if you like nuance? Forget about it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 18, 2012, 12:11:47 PM
Friday the 13th is on the TV right now. Forgot Kevin Bacon is in it. If the actor who's in the most things wins, it's Bacon. Hands down.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on October 18, 2012, 02:50:15 PM
SOA's body count this season is crazy. With 2 1/2 seasons to go they'll be no one left.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on October 18, 2012, 03:17:54 PM
SOA's body count this season is crazy. With 2 1/2 seasons to go they'll be no one left.

Yup and potential (non-specific) spoiler for next week in the small text below.


It looks like we are losing another regular next week too.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 18, 2012, 04:00:06 PM
Anyone watching Revolution ?

I downloaded the first few episodes. I have to say that I like and dislike it equally. I don't really want to watch it but at the same time I am interested to see whats going happen.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 18, 2012, 04:02:10 PM
Anyone watching Revolution ?

I downloaded the first few episodes. I have to say that I like and dislike it equally. I don't really want to watch it but at the same time I am interested to see whats going happen.

I've watched it. I have my doubts about it lasting, but, there's potential there if it does.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on October 19, 2012, 09:18:06 AM
Anyone watching Revolution ?

I downloaded the first few episodes. I have to say that I like and dislike it equally. I don't really want to watch it but at the same time I am interested to see whats going happen.

I feel the exact same way. I've watched all the episodes. The storyline is intriguing, but something is missing. I'm not enough of a filmy to know the reasoning, but it's either the acting or the directing or possibly the script and most likely all three.

An example: I think they're trying too hard to give the Miles character toughness and "ice-coldness" if you know what I mean. It just doesn't come across as genuine. There's definitely potential there and the concept of it is good; I'm just not sure it's being executed well. It's got the same feeling to it as Once Upon a Time which my wife makes me watch every week. It could be so good, but some of the scenarios and, more importantly, the characters reactions to them don't come across as convincing.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on October 19, 2012, 03:23:28 PM
Anyone watching Revolution ?

I downloaded the first few episodes. I have to say that I like and dislike it equally. I don't really want to watch it but at the same time I am interested to see whats going happen.

I completely agree. The idea for the story is good, though far fetched(I mean everything? Why everything? Why isn't their resources to restart everything from the beginning? People today that the world existed for millions of years without electricity right?....yes I know this will all be explained, or atleast I hope so)

I find both Charlie and Miles almost unbearable to watch. Miles is a horrible actor and is not very good at being the bad a$$ they're portraying him as. Charlie always looks like she's smiling despite the seriousness of the situation and it drives me nuts.....Though I do like the former Google feller and Maggie. I also like Monroe, and Captain Neville.

 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on October 19, 2012, 04:26:20 PM
But we're led to believe that the greatest stockpiler of weapons (the US army) is non-existant? It is an interesting premise but the "one guy" swordfighting the militia is a a little of the old kung-fu movie stuff.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: AlmosGirl on October 20, 2012, 08:55:43 PM
TWD is crazy... I love it.

Me too!  Actually, the whole family does!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 20, 2012, 09:04:09 PM
But we're led to believe that the greatest stockpiler of weapons (the US army) is non-existant? It is an interesting premise but the "one guy" swordfighting the militia is a a little of the old kung-fu movie stuff.

Well, it has been 15 years since the power went, so, who knows? On top of that, all of their larger weaponry doesn't work anymore.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on October 20, 2012, 09:08:03 PM
But we're led to believe that the greatest stockpiler of weapons (the US army) is non-existant? It is an interesting premise but the "one guy" swordfighting the militia is a a little of the old kung-fu movie stuff.

Well, it has been 15 years since the power went, so, who knows? On top of that, all of their larger weaponry doesn't work anymore.

Well it's a pretty petty thought anyway since I'm talking about a TV show....we watched the last ep last night and both my wife and daughter
commented that they didn't like the daughter character. Actually I don't
either. I don't know whether it's the actress, her bad acting or the writing
for the character...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 20, 2012, 09:51:54 PM
Has anyone seen 'Boss' with Kelsey Grammar?  I've been told it's great, so that's likely next on my list.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on October 21, 2012, 09:55:22 AM
But we're led to believe that the greatest stockpiler of weapons (the US army) is non-existant? It is an interesting premise but the "one guy" swordfighting the militia is a a little of the old kung-fu movie stuff.

Well, it has been 15 years since the power went, so, who knows? On top of that, all of their larger weaponry doesn't work anymore.

Well it's a pretty petty thought anyway since I'm talking about a TV show....we watched the last ep last night and both my wife and daughter
commented that they didn't like the daughter character. Actually I don't
either. I don't know whether it's the actress, her bad acting or the writing
for the character...

I think it's her acting. I think it's her inability to express her emotions.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Michael on October 22, 2012, 08:12:31 AM
I really like the direction that Homeland took last night. It creates a lot of possibilities in the weeks to come.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on October 23, 2012, 05:26:54 PM
Has anyone seen 'Boss' with Kelsey Grammar?  I've been told it's great, so that's likely next on my list.

That is an insane show. The 2nd season just ended and I hope they renew it. Kelsey Grammar is incredible. The machinations of his character (the Mayor of Chicago) is great. I'm sure it's also closer to the political truth
than not. It's similar to The Shield show where all were after a corrupt
cop but he manages to squirm out from under them every time. Lots of twists to Boss.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on October 28, 2012, 10:04:49 PM
So....that's the Governor....
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 29, 2012, 10:51:05 PM
So....that's the Governor....

A little different from the comic book version.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 29, 2012, 11:42:00 PM
Weird... No audience on Letterman yet the show goes on.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Justin on October 30, 2012, 07:39:48 AM
Weird... No audience on Letterman yet the show goes on.
That was strange eh? The best part was the guy manually holding up title cards for the top-10 list.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 30, 2012, 07:55:06 AM
It was kind of like a televised podcast.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Justin on November 03, 2012, 04:16:57 PM
Just a reminder, Louis CK is hosting SNL tonight. WATCH!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rob on November 03, 2012, 05:05:46 PM
Just a reminder, Louis CK is hosting SNL tonight. WATCH!

Thanks for that!!!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on November 04, 2012, 08:58:22 AM
Just a reminder, Louis CK is hosting SNL tonight. WATCH!

Thanks, missed it but getting a copy now.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on November 04, 2012, 09:09:10 AM
Saw the first 10 minutes and then woke up on the couch after it was over.  >:(
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on November 05, 2012, 12:04:37 AM
TWD... Tonight's episode... Man it's so hard to predict what's going to happen week to week.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on November 05, 2012, 10:56:00 AM
TWD... Tonight's episode... Man it's so hard to predict what's going to happen week to week.

My sister nearly spoiled it for me. I had to work tonight. Now I have to wait for Rogers to update On Demand. Lord knows when that is...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on November 05, 2012, 08:49:37 PM
If you can accept the premise.....it's a very well written show. Things that occur you can easily see occurring and they are not afraid to mess with the core group - because in such an event  :P those kind of things happen.

It sure makes for an interesting show....!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on November 10, 2012, 08:39:53 PM
For anyone interested, Top Gear 2012 Special: 50 Years of Bond cars starts at 9 pm. I've been looking forward to this for a while.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on December 03, 2012, 08:57:17 PM
The three surviving members of Led Zeppelin are on Letterman tonight... I'd have posted this in the music thread if they were playing.  :-\
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Dappleganger on December 04, 2012, 12:06:34 AM
For anyone interested, Top Gear 2012 Special: 50 Years of Bond cars starts at 9 pm. I've been looking forward to this for a while.

Definitely interested. Top Gear is a wicked show. You know it's a good car show when my wife enjoys it too.

Thanks for the heads up on zeppelin too!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on December 06, 2012, 11:00:04 PM
Holy Flashpoint....
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: seahawk on December 06, 2012, 11:43:05 PM
Holy Flashpoint....

That was my exact thought when I read the spoiler description on my TV guide. This is part 1 of a 2 part series finale. Disappointed to see this show ending. Don't know if I want to watch it now or wait until I have the finale episode as well.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on December 15, 2012, 07:35:32 PM
So American Chopper got old for me a while ago but it's just one of those shows that I decided to continue watching because I hadn't missed an episode. Anyway, it's been cancelled and there was a build-off with the live competition being aired last night (the final episode.)... I forgot to record it and can't find it on line.  >:(

Help?   
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on December 15, 2012, 08:01:53 PM
Disregard... Got it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on January 16, 2013, 01:33:17 PM
Does anyone know what the deal with battlestar galactica blood and chrome is? Is it just 10 webisodes and that's it? Or is this going to be a show on TV?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on January 19, 2013, 07:17:14 AM
Thoughts on the Fringe finale?

I may or may not have shed several tears.  :-[
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on January 19, 2013, 10:19:59 AM
Thoughts on the Fringe finale?

I may or may not have shed several tears.  :-[

I thought it was a fitting ending but I felt there were some . . . how do I put this without spoiling things . . . logical inconsistencies.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on January 20, 2013, 09:09:02 AM
I think this summarises the whole thing very well.

http://tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/fringe-season-5-episode-12-episode-13/
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 25, 2013, 04:09:57 AM
I'm being told I have to watch a recent episode of the Big Bang Theory in which Amy gets sick... Any hardcore fans know the episode number?

EDIT: Never mind... Got it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sudafederov on February 05, 2013, 11:40:52 PM
Tim Hortons creates The Priestley after How I Met Your Mother joke

http://o.canada.com/2013/02/05/tim-hortons-creates-the-prestley-after-how-i-met-your-mother-joke/

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BCXagamCMAAqvo4.jpg:large)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: seahawk on February 08, 2013, 06:21:51 PM
Tim Hortons creates The Priestley after How I Met Your Mother joke

http://o.canada.com/2013/02/05/tim-hortons-creates-the-prestley-after-how-i-met-your-mother-joke/

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BCXagamCMAAqvo4.jpg:large)

Too bad they won't be selling it in store.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Justin on February 08, 2013, 11:49:52 PM
Tim Hortons creates The Priestley after How I Met Your Mother joke

http://o.canada.com/2013/02/05/tim-hortons-creates-the-prestley-after-how-i-met-your-mother-joke/

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BCXagamCMAAqvo4.jpg:large)

Too bad they won't be selling it in store.
That doughnut looks absolutely amazing. I would DEFINITELY buy that. Come on Tim's, at least introduce it for a limited time!!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rick Couchman on February 26, 2013, 09:55:03 PM
Anyone watching CRACKED?  I just missed tonight's episode.  I hear it's not bad for Can-con.  A family friend produces the music for the show...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on March 08, 2013, 02:57:25 PM
Anyone watching "Shameless" - US version featuring William H. Macy? It's in season 3 but I just finished watching the season 1 pilot and I'm all in. What a trip!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on March 08, 2013, 03:02:23 PM
Anyone watching "Shameless" - US version featuring William H. Macy? It's in season 3 but I just finished watching the season 1 pilot and I'm all in. What a trip!

Yeah, it's something I DVR. Not brilliant but definitely worth your time, I think.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on March 08, 2013, 03:43:27 PM
I like it, its a little (maybe a lot) over the top at times, but it's fun to watch.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on March 08, 2013, 06:05:12 PM
Anyone watching "Shameless" - US version featuring William H. Macy? It's in season 3 but I just finished watching the season 1 pilot and I'm all in. What a trip!

I haven't gotten into season 3 yet, but I do enjoy it.
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TimKerr on March 08, 2013, 08:59:25 PM
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Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Justin on March 09, 2013, 06:03:24 PM
I like it, its a little (maybe a lot) over the top at times, but it's fun to watch.
I've watched seasons 1 and 2, waiting for the 3rd season to end in a month so I can start watching those all in a row. Season 1 was a little bit better than season 2 but I hear season 3 is fantastic and the best one thus far.

Frank Gallagher is my favourite character on tv right now...his rants are the best.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FClx9dPxgA8[/youtube]
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on March 09, 2013, 06:05:51 PM
I like it, its a little (maybe a lot) over the top at times, but it's fun to watch.
I've watched seasons 1 and 2, waiting for the 3rd season to end in a month so I can start watching those all in a row. Season 1 was a little bit better than season 2 but I hear season 3 is fantastic and the best one thus far.

Frank Gallagher is my favourite character on tv right now...his rants are the best.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FClx9dPxgA8[/youtube]

He does some of the most deplorable things I've seen a TV character do.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on March 09, 2013, 06:07:12 PM
I'm 5 episodes into season 1 now and I dig the fact that it's "over the top." Not sure it work otherwise. I'm really loving it. It might be the best thing I'm watching right now.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Justin on March 09, 2013, 06:10:47 PM
I like it, its a little (maybe a lot) over the top at times, but it's fun to watch.
I've watched seasons 1 and 2, waiting for the 3rd season to end in a month so I can start watching those all in a row. Season 1 was a little bit better than season 2 but I hear season 3 is fantastic and the best one thus far.

Frank Gallagher is my favourite character on tv right now...his rants are the best.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FClx9dPxgA8[/youtube]

He does some of the most deplorable things I've seen a TV character do.
He's the one that makes the show live up to its name. It's weird, Frank's a selfish scumbag who's an awful human being that deserves to rot in prison but has some sort of charming, fun quality to him.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Frank E on March 11, 2013, 07:41:03 PM
I like it, its a little (maybe a lot) over the top at times, but it's fun to watch.
I've watched seasons 1 and 2, waiting for the 3rd season to end in a month so I can start watching those all in a row. Season 1 was a little bit better than season 2 but I hear season 3 is fantastic and the best one thus far.

Frank Gallagher is my favourite character on tv right now...his rants are the best.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FClx9dPxgA8[/youtube]

He does some of the most deplorable things I've seen a TV character do.
He's the one that makes the show live up to its name. It's weird, Frank's a selfish scumbag who's an awful human being that deserves to rot in prison but has some sort of charming, fun quality to him.

If I had a nickel...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on April 01, 2013, 03:47:39 PM
TWD Season 3 finale last night.

The character devolopment on this show has been fantastic.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: leafsjunkie on April 02, 2013, 11:20:38 AM
TWD Season 3 finale last night.

The character devolopment on this show has been fantastic.

That it has. I can't wait till October!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on April 02, 2013, 01:23:01 PM
I thought it was a rather dull episode for a finale.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rick Couchman on April 03, 2013, 09:27:58 AM
I thought it was a rather dull episode for a finale.

I thought it was a good episode with lots of action, but had a weak ending.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on April 03, 2013, 09:34:50 AM
I deleted my series recording for Revolution.

Just not that good.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on April 03, 2013, 09:42:58 AM

If anyone's looking for a show that pushes the boundaries the first season of a show by the name of Banshee just wrapped up and it was a pretty good time. Ridiculous premise(ex-con impersonates a small town sheriff), pulpy and ludicrously violent but it never took itself too seriously and had some good performances/characters.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 03, 2013, 09:56:38 AM
I deleted my series recording for Revolution.

Just not that good.

It's definitely hit a rut.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on April 03, 2013, 11:29:15 AM
I thought it was a rather dull episode for a finale.

I thought it was a good episode with lots of action, but had a weak ending.

I agree. I PVR'd it and watched it yesterday. The ending left me wanting more and not in the usual sense that a finale does.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on April 03, 2013, 11:34:27 AM
Has anybody watched "Vikings?"

The reviews on it are pretty good. I've got the first 5 episodes. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

Trailer:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn8lrGYsbVc[/youtube]


IMDB Review

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2306299/

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on April 05, 2013, 08:14:58 AM
I deleted my series recording for Revolution.

Just not that good.

It's definitely hit a rut.

I gave up on it too.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on April 05, 2013, 08:20:21 AM
I thought it was a rather dull episode for a finale.

I thought it was a good episode with lots of action, but had a weak ending.

I think all the seasons have ended like a chapter in a book. No cliff hangers.

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on April 05, 2013, 10:48:33 AM
Has anybody watched "Vikings?"

The reviews on it are pretty good. I've got the first 5 episodes. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

Trailer:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn8lrGYsbVc[/youtube]


IMDB Review

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2306299/

First two episodes were quite slow but it appears to be picking up in the 3rd. Could be worth following for a bit!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on April 05, 2013, 11:09:23 AM
I've really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next episode for sure.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on April 05, 2013, 11:56:42 AM
What I like is that the character(Ragnar) is a real historical figure.

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on April 05, 2013, 08:01:40 PM
All caught up on Shameless. - Still lovin' it... great show. Just started American Horror Story (4 episodes into season 1.) Also brilliant in a whole different way. - I watch this one on my down time at work because I'm not sure I can handle it alone at night.  :o 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: L K on April 05, 2013, 08:39:05 PM
All caught up on Shameless. - Still lovin' it... great show. Just started American Horror Story (4 episodes into season 1.) Also brilliant in a whole different way. - I watch this one on my down time at work because I'm not sure I can handle it alone at night.  :o

1st season of American Horror Story wasn't bad.  The second season was awful.  Some interesting characters and some decent episodes but ultimately way too busy.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on April 05, 2013, 08:42:35 PM
Well that's disappointing to hear. Give season 2 a whirl anyway or forget it? Maybe season 3 picks up?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 05, 2013, 09:18:28 PM
1st season of American Horror Story wasn't bad.  The second season was awful.  Some interesting characters and some decent episodes but ultimately way too busy.

I wouldn't go as far as to say it was awful, but it was definitely a step down from season 1. It was still better than most other shows.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on April 05, 2013, 09:22:10 PM
Think season 2 is worth giving season 3 a shot, busta? - Because I'm really enjoying season 1.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 05, 2013, 09:23:25 PM
Think season 2 is worth giving season 3 a shot, busta? - Because I'm really enjoying season 1.

Well, each season is a self contained story, so, even if you do skip season 2, you'll be fine with season 3 when it starts up. I'd still give it a watch. It got a little convoluted at times and they may have tried to do too much, but it was still very watchable and entertaining. It just wasn't as . . . well, creepy and disturbing as the first season was.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on April 05, 2013, 09:26:43 PM
Ah. Kind of like Creepshow for TV where each season is a different story? - Not sure if you remember that flick.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 05, 2013, 09:29:05 PM
Ah. Kind of like Creepshow for TV where each season is a different story? - Not sure if you remember that flick.

Don't really remember it, no, but, that's how it works, yeah. A good chunk of the cast returns in season 2 (and is reportedly returning for season 3) but the stories aren't connected in the slightest.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on April 05, 2013, 09:35:18 PM
Ah. Kind of like Creepshow for TV where each season is a different story? - Not sure if you remember that flick.

Don't really remember it, no, but, that's how it works, yeah. A good chunk of the cast returns in season 2 (and is reportedly returning for season 3) but the stories aren't connected in the slightest.

Cool. Jessica Lange is one scary broad (sorry, ladies for the slur but it's the truth.)  Busta, I might be a little older than you (or not.) -  Creepshow was a Stephen King movie from the early 80s where 5 or 6 of his short stories were put in to one movie. All cheese but it sure scared the hell of of me as a kid.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 05, 2013, 09:41:18 PM
Cool. Jessica Lange is one scary broad (sorry, ladies for the slur but it's the truth.)  Busta, I might be a little older than you (or not.) -  Creepshow was a Stephen King movie from the early 80s where 5 or 6 of his short stories were put in to one movie. All cheese but it sure scared the hell of of me as a kid.

Oh, I know the movie. I just didn't realize they made a TV series as well.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on April 05, 2013, 09:46:36 PM
I was talking about the movie, not the TV series. Okay, so you're old enough to remember Ted Danson with his OWN hair then. Cool. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 05, 2013, 09:57:11 PM
I was talking about the movie, not the TV series. Okay, so you're old enough to remember Ted Danson with his OWN hair then. Cool.

Vaguely, yes. I was alive before Cheers premiered.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on April 06, 2013, 12:11:28 PM
New season of Mad Men premieres tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on April 06, 2013, 01:41:28 PM
Caught the initiation of Bates Motel, Vikings and Hannibal.

I'm a little in love with the theme to Vikings, and it's well, about vikings. Bates Motel is pretty good so far and Hannibal's premiere was decent, if unexpectedly dark for prime, looking forward to more.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on April 06, 2013, 01:42:54 PM
I'm a little in love with the theme to Vikings, and it's well, about vikings.

They didn't just use "Immigrant Song"?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on April 06, 2013, 01:48:29 PM
I'm a little in love with the theme to Vikings, and it's well, about vikings.

They didn't just use "Immigrant Song"?

Cool as that would have been, no, it's If I Had A Heart by Fever Ray.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBAzlNJonO8
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on April 06, 2013, 06:32:32 PM
Caught the initiation of Bates Motel, Vikings and Hannibal.

I'm a little in love with the theme to Vikings, and it's well, about vikings. Bates Motel is pretty good so far and Hannibal's premiere was decent, if unexpectedly dark for prime, looking forward to more.

I'm so happy because I'm so interested in the Viking culture and history.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on April 09, 2013, 02:58:22 PM
Caught the initiation of Bates Motel, Vikings and Hannibal.

I'm a little in love with the theme to Vikings, and it's well, about vikings. Bates Motel is pretty good so far and Hannibal's premiere was decent, if unexpectedly dark for prime, looking forward to more.

I'm so happy because I'm so interested in the Viking culture and history.

Myself as well..I've always been fascinated by the Viking culture
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on April 09, 2013, 04:16:46 PM
Have you read Farley Mowat's FarFarers? You'll probably really enjoy it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on April 09, 2013, 05:00:17 PM
I've always enjoyed Farley Mowat and yes I have read it.
I actually went back last year and took out Lost in the Barrens just so I could reread it. I loved that book when I was a kid.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on April 09, 2013, 10:13:41 PM
Didn't skip back in the thread but anyone watching The Following? Kevin Bacon is pretty good but the premise has really dragged itself down since the first few episodes....the cult try to kill someone/FBI intervene but blow it by letting everyone escape*/the cult live to kill another day.

*even if the writers actually have the characters "pinned down", only useless cult members get shot (kind of like the red-clad Star Trek cast members) and the key members escape out the back door.

They just treat the FBI as complete and useless fools, and as I say whenever the do do something that any police force would do, suddenly half the cops are cult members and let people escape.

Aggravating.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on April 23, 2013, 11:25:26 PM
GAME OF THRONES!

I waited until today to watch the first 4 episodes of this season. It took a couple of minutes in the beginning trying to remember who was who but I still enjoyed the hell out of it.

The ending of episode 4 had me wishing I had episodes 5,6 and 7 ready to go.

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on April 23, 2013, 11:28:00 PM
My wife got me into 2 Broke Girls and well, I wish that was the case.  ;D
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on April 26, 2013, 05:03:57 PM
A mini-clip from the new Arrested Development on NetFlix

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/04/25/arrested-development-buster-lucille/
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 02, 2013, 03:07:40 PM
Anybody watch the "30 in 30" series on ESPN? Any particular highlights? They all just came up on a site I visit. I grabbed the Gretzky and Jordan ones.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on May 02, 2013, 03:11:57 PM
Anybody watch the "30 in 30" series on ESPN? Any particular highlights? They all just came up on a site I visit. I grabbed the Gretzky and Jordan ones.

I have. I don't know if the Gretzky one is all that good for someone who knows the particular already(that the trade was a big deal in Canada, for instance). I think the best ones in the series are "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson", "The Two Escobars" and "Winning Time".
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 02, 2013, 03:29:24 PM
Anybody watch the "30 in 30" series on ESPN? Any particular highlights? They all just came up on a site I visit. I grabbed the Gretzky and Jordan ones.

I have. I don't know if the Gretzky one is all that good for someone who knows the particular already(that the trade was a big deal in Canada, for instance). I think the best ones in the series are "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson", "The Two Escobars" and "Winning Time".

Thanks, I'll check those one out too.

I've seen bits and pieces of the Gretzky one as well already, so I'm not expecting much from it. The Iverson one caught my eye too as I had no idea that happened to him.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on May 02, 2013, 04:32:37 PM
I've seen 9.79, the one on the 1988 Olympic 100m dash with Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis. I enjoyed that one.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Green Leaf on May 02, 2013, 05:11:49 PM
Anybody watch the "30 in 30" series on ESPN? Any particular highlights? They all just came up on a site I visit. I grabbed the Gretzky and Jordan ones.

I grabbed the full series as well a couple years ago. Enjoy. They are all great and informative documentaries.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on May 02, 2013, 06:44:46 PM
I've seen the first 15 and loved them all... Just haven't got around to the others.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: seahawk on May 03, 2013, 09:23:48 AM
Anybody watch the "30 in 30" series on ESPN? Any particular highlights? They all just came up on a site I visit. I grabbed the Gretzky and Jordan ones.

I grabbed the full series as well a couple years ago. Enjoy. They are all great and informative documentaries.

The ones I really enjoyed were the one on SMU football leading up to the death penalty and the one on the relationship between Dražen Petrović and Vlade Divac.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on May 03, 2013, 11:50:32 AM
Anybody watch the "30 in 30" series on ESPN? Any particular highlights? They all just came up on a site I visit. I grabbed the Gretzky and Jordan ones.

I saw the Todd Marinovich one - it was on netflix, well worth watching.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on May 03, 2013, 12:49:37 PM

Honestly, except for a couple that were outright duds(The U, the one about the Raiders, the one about Marion Jones) I think they've all been at the very least watchable.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rick Couchman on May 03, 2013, 01:05:21 PM
Anybody watch the "30 in 30" series on ESPN? Any particular highlights? They all just came up on a site I visit. I grabbed the Gretzky and Jordan ones.

Link?  I've always heard they're good - would love to see some....
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Peter D. on May 03, 2013, 02:09:50 PM
I've seen 9.79, the one on the 1988 Olympic 100m dash with Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis. I enjoyed that one.

This is one of the few in the series I've caught, but I remember how increasingly irate I became with Lewis's smugness.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on May 03, 2013, 02:30:44 PM
The Two Escobars was fantastic.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on May 03, 2013, 02:50:43 PM
Jay & Dan are leaving TSN at the end of June to take a job with Fox Sports.  I'll definitely miss them doing Sportscentre.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 03, 2013, 03:01:56 PM
Jay & Dan are leaving TSN at the end of June to take a job with Fox Sports.  I'll definitely miss them doing Sportscentre.

I praise them for "making it big".  And then immediately resent them for leaving.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on May 03, 2013, 04:24:24 PM
Jay & Dan are leaving TSN at the end of June to take a job with Fox Sports.  I'll definitely miss them doing Sportscentre.

I praise them for "making it big".  And then immediately resent them for leaving.

If you're a fan of sophomoric humour (and I'd say 94.6% of males at least are) you owe it to yourself to listen to their podcasts.

Absolutely hilarious. A highlight of the week for me.

I will miss them both.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: seahawk on May 03, 2013, 11:35:42 PM
Jay & Dan are leaving TSN at the end of June to take a job with Fox Sports.  I'll definitely miss them doing Sportscentre.

I praise them for "making it big".  And then immediately resent them for leaving.

I for one am happy to see them leaving. I've never been a big fan of their try to make a wisecrack with every item act. I just want my the news, hi-lights, and analysis. Leave the comedy act to open mic night at Yuk Yuk's. Maybe they can take Cabbie with them?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on May 03, 2013, 11:39:13 PM
Jay & Dan are leaving TSN at the end of June to take a job with Fox Sports.  I'll definitely miss them doing Sportscentre.

I praise them for "making it big".  And then immediately resent them for leaving.

I for one am happy to see them leaving. I've never been a big fan of their try to make a wisecrack with every item act. I just want my the news, hi-lights, and analysis. Leave the comedy act to open mic night at Yuk Yuk's. Maybe they can take Cabbie with them?

Buzz Killington
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: seahawk on May 03, 2013, 11:47:13 PM
Jay & Dan are leaving TSN at the end of June to take a job with Fox Sports.  I'll definitely miss them doing Sportscentre.

I praise them for "making it big".  And then immediately resent them for leaving.

I for one am happy to see them leaving. I've never been a big fan of their try to make a wisecrack with every item act. I just want my the news, hi-lights, and analysis. Leave the comedy act to open mic night at Yuk Yuk's. Maybe they can take Cabbie with them?

Buzz Killington

Anyone who knows me, knows I've had that opinion of them from day 1. Happy to see them get a much bigger opportunity and exposure. I'm just not a fan of their style.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on May 04, 2013, 01:08:46 AM
Just bugging you, different strokes for different folks.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on May 04, 2013, 07:30:06 AM
They've always bugged me as well. I feel as if they're the type of guys who I'd want to throttle if I met in person. Funny for a second and extremely obnoxious for the remainder of the evening.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on May 04, 2013, 10:51:03 AM
I've found a new way to tell who is old on this forum.  ;D
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on May 04, 2013, 01:25:07 PM
I've found a new way to tell who is old on this forum.  ;D

+1! :D
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 04, 2013, 05:16:45 PM
This kills me every time I watch it. I just love Beth cracks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2HL0urGz8M
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on May 17, 2013, 02:52:08 AM
Loved the finale of the office.

Sure it slipped, but you kinda grow attached to the characters.

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on May 17, 2013, 03:25:51 PM
Loved the finale of the office.

Sure it slipped, but you kinda grow attached to the characters.

Yes in the last few seasons it went sideways but the last few eps were pretty good and the finale especially was done very well. The idea to fast-forward the time line I though was especially inspired.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on May 17, 2013, 04:42:58 PM
Loved the finale of the office.

Sure it slipped, but you kinda grow attached to the characters.

I teared up on more than one occasion.

This line from Andy was perfect, and hits hard:

"I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you've actually left them."
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on May 17, 2013, 04:54:50 PM
Loved the finale of the office.

Sure it slipped, but you kinda grow attached to the characters.

I teared up on more than one occasion.

This line from Andy was perfect, and hits hard:

"I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you've actually left them."

Yeah, that was a great, I also teared up more than once.

I liked the final line from Pam.

"There's a lot of beauty in ordinary things."

The line from Michael Scott too, about his kids growing up and marrying each other had me laughing very hard.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on May 17, 2013, 05:59:25 PM
Arrested development season 4 trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5ddjzGft0k&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on May 21, 2013, 03:58:12 AM
The Office Blooper Video

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/videos/the-ultimate-office-blooper-video-20130517
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on May 27, 2013, 12:25:35 PM
The new Arrested Development is ridiculously good. Especially Tobias' episode!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rob on May 27, 2013, 12:48:28 PM
The new Arrested Development is ridiculously good. Especially Tobias' episode!

Watched 9 episodes already!  Hilarious as ever!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: L K on May 27, 2013, 12:59:13 PM
I don't know.  I thought they were kind of average in terms of quality of episodes.  I'm only 4 episodes in and things started picking up a bit though so maybe it was just slow to get the ball rolling.    It's still pretty darn solid and the high level of detail is still there.

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on May 27, 2013, 01:05:58 PM
I don't know.  I thought they were kind of average in terms of quality of episodes.  I'm only 4 episodes in and things started picking up a bit though so maybe it was just slow to get the ball rolling.    It's still pretty darn solid and the high level of detail is still there.

Honestly I've watched five episodes and the only weak-ish one was George Sr.'s episode, mainly because I never found him all that interesting. The rest were pretty damn funny!

Have you ever been on a plane you little s**t?

Also, METHODONE CLINIC!!!! I was dying!!!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Andy on May 27, 2013, 01:12:38 PM
I don't know.  I thought they were kind of average in terms of quality of episodes.  I'm only 4 episodes in and things started picking up a bit though so maybe it was just slow to get the ball rolling.    It's still pretty darn solid and the high level of detail is still there.

Honestly I've watched five episodes and the only weak-ish one was George Sr.'s episode, mainly because I never found him all that interesting. The rest were pretty damn funny!

Have you ever been on a plane you little s**t?

Also, METHODONE CLINIC!!!! I was dying!!!

ANUSTART
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on May 27, 2013, 01:50:48 PM
I don't know.  I thought they were kind of average in terms of quality of episodes.  I'm only 4 episodes in and things started picking up a bit though so maybe it was just slow to get the ball rolling.    It's still pretty darn solid and the high level of detail is still there.

Honestly I've watched five episodes and the only weak-ish one was George Sr.'s episode, mainly because I never found him all that interesting. The rest were pretty damn funny!

Have you ever been on a plane you little s**t?

Also, METHODONE CLINIC!!!! I was dying!!!

ANUSTART

The fourth episode was really good too. Conan is such a diiiiccckkk. Also, CARL WEATHERS!!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on May 27, 2013, 10:05:05 PM
It just takes some getting used to because it's not 22-minute episodes like before, so it doesn't have the same pace to them.  But if you can get past that it's so rewarding.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on June 02, 2013, 07:34:51 PM
Rest in peace, Jean Stapleton, who played the beloved Edith on the ever-popular '70's comedy "All in the Family".

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/01/jean-stapleton-dead-dies_n_3372488.html

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on June 02, 2013, 11:55:25 PM
Game of thrones.... What. The. Hell.

I guess maybe it's a good thing I haven't read the books because that was a shock.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on June 02, 2013, 11:58:18 PM
Game of thrones.... What. The. Hell.

I guess maybe it's a good thing I haven't read the books because that was a shock.

Yeah. That was something. I haven't read the books, but I did feel like something was brewing. Didn't expect that, though.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on June 03, 2013, 12:15:55 AM
Game of thrones.... What. The. Hell.

I guess maybe it's a good thing I haven't read the books because that was a shock.

Yeah. That was something. I haven't read the books, but I did feel like something was brewing. Didn't expect that, though.

No, that was definitely beyond the pale. After a season of what has felt just like a bunch of characters walking around it got crazy in a hurry.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on June 03, 2013, 10:35:04 AM
Game of thrones.... What. The. Hell.

I guess maybe it's a good thing I haven't read the books because that was a shock.

Yeah. That was something. I haven't read the books, but I did feel like something was brewing. Didn't expect that, though.

No, that was definitely beyond the pale. After a season of what has felt just like a bunch of characters walking around it got crazy in a hurry.

What the hell indeed!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on June 03, 2013, 11:06:09 AM
That was...gruesome.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 03, 2013, 11:31:55 AM
If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.

:(
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on June 03, 2013, 11:33:45 AM
If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.

:(

That's true. It's Game of Thrones. Every character's story arc eventually winds up with them dying.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on June 03, 2013, 12:22:28 PM
If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.

:(

I suppose. I think, though, that at this point the series is going to have diminishing returns from cynically pulling the rug out from under the good guys' legs.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on June 03, 2013, 12:26:42 PM
It gets crazier, seemingly 'all are punished', or some such.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 03, 2013, 12:56:08 PM
If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.

:(

I suppose. I think, though, that at this point the series is going to have diminishing returns from cynically pulling the rug out from under the good guys' legs.

I agree, it was a definite body blow, maybe more so than the end of season one.

It will be interesting to see if this has a negative impact on the viewing figures.

At the same time, I think they'll stay fairly close to the source material which is pretty relentless in it's overall message, they deserve some credit for that.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on June 03, 2013, 12:56:39 PM
Game of thrones.... What. The. Hell.

I guess maybe it's a good thing I haven't read the books because that was a shock.

Yeah. That was something. I haven't read the books, but I did feel like something was brewing. Didn't expect that, though.

No, that was definitely beyond the pale. After a season of what has felt just like a bunch of characters walking around it got crazy in a hurry.

What the hell indeed!

I need to watch this damn show!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on June 03, 2013, 01:09:07 PM
I agree, it was a definite body blow, maybe more so than the end of season one.

It will be interesting to see if this has a negative impact on the viewing figures.

At the same time, I think they'll stay fairly close to the source material which is pretty relentless in it's overall message, they deserve some credit for that.

Oh, I kind of meant the opposite. I'm sure people liked it and will still watch it I just mean that, for me at least, because the show is, as you put it, pretty relentless about having grim stuff happen to its characters it loses some of that punch because it just keeps happening. Last night when (SPOILERS) Robb kept talking about what he wanted to name his kid I couldn't help but think of Goose from Top Gun. (SPOILERS)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on June 03, 2013, 01:27:10 PM
I'm just catching up on the shows now, but I've read the books so I know what's coming. For me, the story really dragged on after this part for awhile, but then it picks up again. I think the Jon Snow and Arya stories (and what's to come) are the more intriguing parts.

I think I enjoy the TV shows more than the books.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on June 03, 2013, 02:47:54 PM
A friend of mine who has read all the books keeps telling me that Jamie gets way more interesting as a character, he says 'you think this was big, just you wait'

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on June 03, 2013, 04:14:52 PM
Anyone here watch the show called "Supernatural"?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on June 03, 2013, 05:24:06 PM
If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.

:(

I suppose. I think, though, that at this point the series is going to have diminishing returns from cynically pulling the rug out from under the good guys' legs.

I tend to agree. <SPOILER ALERT> Everyone that one might "root" for
seems to be dispatched. The show last night took a major plot line from
the last half of Season 2 and a diminished plot in this season and tossed
it out the window. It really was a WTF and a disappointment (for me anyway).The war is now over so we're back to lunatic King Joffrey (sp?) and his antics. I suppose the drama will come from overseas where the blonde bombshell is amassing a pretty large army. I don't see the other plot lines (Joffrey and Dragon Lady plot lines aside) really amounting to much. I'm sure I'm wrong here though. I don't read the books until each season is over so I'm surprised at what happens - although Season 3 is apparently half of Book 3.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on June 03, 2013, 10:14:00 PM
I may be in the minority, but, I think the show actually got more interesting after last night. The predictable "good eventually triumphing over evil" storyline is gone. We're dealing almost exclusively with shades of grey right now. There are still a few bright lights, but there's no group who are clearly "the good guys." I love that. I mean, that's how real life works. There's a lot of smaller, side stories out there that I think could make things really interesting. I'm really intrigued to see how this plays out.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on June 03, 2013, 11:00:52 PM
I may be in the minority, but, I think the show actually got more interesting after last night. The predictable "good eventually triumphing over evil" storyline is gone. We're dealing almost exclusively with shades of grey right now. There are still a few bright lights, but there's no group who are clearly "the good guys." I love that. I mean, that's how real life works. There's a lot of smaller, side stories out there that I think could make things really interesting. I'm really intrigued to see how this plays out.

Well, I'd agree that the show got more interesting in as much as I think that the characters who are, um, no longer with us tended to be some of the show's more one-note and uninteresting characters there are still a bunch of characters out there who are "good" guys that we're rooting for, I think. And, to counter that, I don't necessarily know that we're dealing with shades of grey. I mean, after last night, I tend to think we're really just dealing with a lot of shades of black.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on June 04, 2013, 02:08:35 AM
Anyone agree?  For their genres perhaps, but I doubt they should be named best ever.

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/06/03/the-sopranos-seinfeld-named-best-written-shows-of-all-time-by-writers-guild-of-america/


Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on June 04, 2013, 02:24:46 AM
Anyone agree?  For their genres perhaps, but I doubt they should be named best ever.

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/06/03/the-sopranos-seinfeld-named-best-written-shows-of-all-time-by-writers-guild-of-america/

Their genres? Their genres were Drama and Sitcom. That's more or less all TV shows are.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: lamajama on June 04, 2013, 12:11:18 PM
As far as Soprano's goes, I really enjoyed that show, and thought (probably unlike others) that the ending was done very well - BUT.. (there's always a "but") I was a late-comer to the show and had to watch entire seasons on DVD to catch up - and this is where they lose that #1 status.

Maybe it wasn't as noticeable watching weekly but very often story lines just stopped. The continuity was weak. I don't need a "not everything in life comes to
a conclusion" line from everyone but we are dealing with fiction here. If a
situation or character is set up and then it just never re-appears I consider
that poor storytelling. Just my opinion.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on June 04, 2013, 12:40:01 PM
As far as Soprano's goes, I really enjoyed that show, and thought (probably unlike others) that the ending was done very well - BUT.. (there's always a "but") I was a late-comer to the show and had to watch entire seasons on DVD to catch up - and this is where they lose that #1 status.

Maybe it wasn't as noticeable watching weekly but very often story lines just stopped. The continuity was weak. I don't need a "not everything in life comes to
a conclusion" line from everyone but we are dealing with fiction here. If a
situation or character is set up and then it just never re-appears I consider
that poor storytelling. Just my opinion.

I don't know which characters/situations you're referring to but I think it's fair to note that the Sopranos had to deal with a lot of unexpected stuff that derailed their plans over the years. From the death of the actress who played Tony's mom to, I think, the writer's strike.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on June 04, 2013, 12:49:04 PM
From the death of the actress who played Tony's mom to, I think, the writer's strike.

Just to clear things up, the writers' strike wasn't one of their issues. The last episode of the Sopranos aired in June 2007. The writers' strike began in November 2007.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Jalili on June 04, 2013, 04:36:08 PM
As far as Soprano's goes, I really enjoyed that show, and thought (probably unlike others) that the ending was done very well - BUT.. (there's always a "but") I was a late-comer to the show and had to watch entire seasons on DVD to catch up - and this is where they lose that #1 status.

Maybe it wasn't as noticeable watching weekly but very often story lines just stopped. The continuity was weak. I don't need a "not everything in life comes to
a conclusion" line from everyone but we are dealing with fiction here. If a
situation or character is set up and then it just never re-appears I consider
that poor storytelling. Just my opinion.

It's one of my favourite shows, but I found they over-did a bit of that whole Italian culture which made it inaccessible for the casual viewer who's not exposed to that kind of stuff.

Like a few episodes they went out of their way to talk about the plight of Italian Americans being depicted negatively in the media and such. The episode about protesting the Christopher Columbus parade is the one that stands out in particular.

And yeah, a few loose ends that were never touched again. Part of that seemed intentional though.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on June 04, 2013, 05:34:00 PM
From the death of the actress who played Tony's mom to, I think, the writer's strike.

Just to clear things up, the writers' strike wasn't one of their issues. The last episode of the Sopranos aired in June 2007. The writers' strike began in November 2007.

Wasn't there an earlier writer's strike though? Not one that lasted as long but I thought there was a WGA thing a few years before that.

Well, I can't find anything documenting what I was thinking so cheerfully withdrawn.

edited to add: I'm probably thinking of the weird gap in the 6th season which was either caused by Chase's inability to get things done in a timely fashion or HBO's desire to stretch the series out. Not the same thing as the strike but a big gap like that can make certain actors unavailable if they move on to other gigs.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on June 04, 2013, 05:39:55 PM
Like a few episodes they went out of their way to talk about the plight of Italian Americans being depicted negatively in the media and such. The episode about protesting the Christopher Columbus parade is the one that stands out in particular.

I think a lot of that was self-referential though. David Chase knew that he was going to get heat for another show focusing in on the Mafia and he wanted to present both sides of the coin, the Italian folks who bristle at that sort of stereotyping(like Dr. Melfi's husband) and the guys like Tony.

The Columbus Day episode wasn't that though. I think the Columbus day episode was a bit of a shot at the Italian Anti-Defamation people by suggesting that as offended as they are by negative depictions of Italians in the media they generally seem ok with Columbus day which is taken by some others to be very offensive to their culture.

That said, I think it's one of the worst episodes of the show, regardless of whatever point they were trying to make.

And yeah, a few loose ends that were never touched again. Part of that seemed intentional though.

It definitely was. Regarding the Russian in the forest, for instance, David Chase has said repeatedly that he didn't want to resolve that because he didn't think it was realistic for every hanging plot thread to tie up in a neat little bow.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on June 04, 2013, 06:03:44 PM
Anyone agree?  For their genres eras perhaps, but I doubt they should be named best ever.

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/06/03/the-sopranos-seinfeld-named-best-written-shows-of-all-time-by-writers-guild-of-america/

Their genres? Their genres were Drama and Sitcom. That's more or less all TV shows are.
 

My error.  That should have read "eras" not genres.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on June 05, 2013, 01:22:50 PM
The thing I like about Game of Thrones as a TV series is something Grantland touched on in their review of the last episode - it's a series where there can be actual/dramatic change, and unexpected change.  They used the examples of Homeland and The Sopranos - you know the main character in each was going to survive at least until the end of the series.  But in Game of Thrones (unless you've read the books I suppose), you really don't know.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on June 05, 2013, 01:47:21 PM
The thing I like about Game of Thrones as a TV series is something Grantland touched on in their review of the last episode - it's a series where there can be actual/dramatic change, and unexpected change.  They used the examples of Homeland and The Sopranos - you know the main character in each was going to survive at least until the end of the series.  But in Game of Thrones (unless you've read the books I suppose), you really don't know.

I think that's a trade-off though. The reason that GoT is able to dispose of just about any character is because with most of their characters/narratives we get 5-10 minutes a week with them. That adds predictability but it hurts the show as a character study.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Jalili on June 05, 2013, 04:04:05 PM
I think a lot of that was self-referential though. David Chase knew that he was going to get heat for another show focusing in on the Mafia and he wanted to present both sides of the coin, the Italian folks who bristle at that sort of stereotyping(like Dr. Melfi's husband) and the guys like Tony.

The Columbus Day episode wasn't that though. I think the Columbus day episode was a bit of a shot at the Italian Anti-Defamation people by suggesting that as offended as they are by negative depictions of Italians in the media they generally seem ok with Columbus day which is taken by some others to be very offensive to their culture.

That said, I think it's one of the worst episodes of the show, regardless of whatever point they were trying to make.

Not that I disagree, but I just thought there were a few moments here and there in the series when that subject would come up, and it would come across as heavy handed and forced.. almost kind of tacky.

Big fan of the show though, great sense of humour, very likeable characters (even as despicable human beings)..
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on June 06, 2013, 10:11:03 AM
I'm not saying I subscribe to this theory, but it is still very interesting:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsTVnZm9hFg[/youtube]
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on June 06, 2013, 05:32:24 PM
The thing I like about Game of Thrones as a TV series is something Grantland touched on in their review of the last episode - it's a series where there can be actual/dramatic change, and unexpected change.  They used the examples of Homeland and The Sopranos - you know the main character in each was going to survive at least until the end of the series.  But in Game of Thrones (unless you've read the books I suppose), you really don't know.

I think that's a trade-off though. The reason that GoT is able to dispose of just about any character is because with most of their characters/narratives we get 5-10 minutes a week with them. That adds predictability but it hurts the show as a character study.

The books are even worse. Martin will adds characters left and right, describes them in detail, then they disappear.  As characters die off, he just introduces more in their place.

Best part of the shows is not having to read about what everyone has for breakfast and how often they take a piss.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on June 10, 2013, 10:36:25 PM
While I'm going to miss Jon Stewart for 3 months, I can't wait to see John Oliver take the reins tonight on the Daily Show.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on June 12, 2013, 11:43:59 PM
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Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on June 13, 2013, 01:14:25 AM
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Water boarding has nothing on this guy...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on June 17, 2013, 02:01:31 PM
While I'm going to miss Jon Stewart for 3 months, I can't wait to see John Oliver take the reins tonight on the Daily Show.

Thoughts so far? I think he's doing well. Perhaps trying to sound like Jon Stewart a bit too much, but somewhat understandable.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: KoHo on June 21, 2013, 02:00:19 PM
Greatest GIF ever?

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OtfeFb90Y4U/UcM2F-_CPgI/AAAAAAAAGIE/rVIEiCxcFPU/w506-h587-o/TGE2hIT.gif)

King of the Hill is one of my top favourites of all time, a chronically underrated show.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on August 26, 2013, 02:43:25 PM
Breaking Bad episode last night was great. Only 5 more left in the series. I am going to miss this show.
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on August 26, 2013, 03:42:58 PM
It's on quite the roll right now. It's exhilarating TV.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on September 28, 2013, 02:31:10 PM
Confession: I've yet to see one episode of Breaking Bad....

Okay, okay, once you're all done laughing at that, if you haven't already, check out Orange Is The New Black. - I'm really enjoying it. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mr grieves on September 30, 2013, 04:11:27 AM
It's on quite the roll right now. It's exhilarating TV.

Deeply love the Wire and Deadwood, but Breaking Bad was, from a distance, the very best TV show I've ever seen. Amazing to see a show so committed to developing characters -- letting decisions mean something and have consequences at all levels (plot, unintended consequences, character relationships, development of the chracter). Hope it's long remembered for pursing that noble objective. But, when you dig down into the end game, it's a bit disappointing...



SPOILERS AHEAD....



It's logical conclusion was 3 episodes ago (THAT was a great finale, had it ended with a 273D arrest). Another pretty good ending was last episode (card games with Max Cherry, at $10k an hour, till expiration). And the finale we got... It was a bit disappointing to me. The guy whose plans always worked, improbably but perfectly, to accomplish goals we knew were wrong but liked seeing accomplished nonetheless ended up having a plan... that worked, improbably but perfectly, to accomplish goals that we could finally feel okay about? Felt cheap and easy.



BIGGER SPOILERS AHEAD...



Better ending was: the abandoned family leads a miserable life, the corporate face gets clear and continues her awful business, and the meth slave offs himself when he realizes the guy responsible for it all is still, selfishly invested coming out the hero. The show was always kind of unpleasantly moralistic. Would've been nice if it followed its own logic and was that but bleakly so, rather than contorting itself to be redemptively so. I actually would've been happy if a busted tail light on the NH car led to an arrest and the silly gun never went off. At the very least, it should've been less perfectly "satisfying." While the muted tone and withheld catharsis was appreciated, would've preferred an unapologetically anti-climatic and unredemptive ending, since (in a lot of ways) Gilligan gestured toward wanting to go that way.   
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on October 01, 2013, 10:28:51 AM
SPOILERS AHEAD....



It's logical conclusion was 3 episodes ago (THAT was a great finale, had it ended with a 273D arrest). Another pretty good ending was last episode (card games with Max Cherry, at $10k an hour, till expiration). And the finale we got... It was a bit disappointing to me. The guy whose plans always worked, improbably but perfectly, to accomplish goals we knew were wrong but liked seeing accomplished nonetheless ended up having a plan... that worked, improbably but perfectly, to accomplish goals that we could finally feel okay about? Felt cheap and easy.

ALSO SPOILERS

I agree, I think. For a show that was so chaotic and took so much energy from its chaos that seemed a little too neat for me. The bullet hitting Walt essentially prevented anyone from making a hard choice that, I thought, the series was building to. Alex Pappedemas last week described the narrative arch of the series as "a show about a man who gets cancer, and it kills everyone else" and I feel like wrapping things up that neatly...detracts from that aspect of it.

A good finale but not a great one.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 01, 2013, 10:37:54 AM
I could quibble about the finale, but there are so many ways they could have gone with it, and I think regardless of which way they went there would be a segment of the fanbase upset with it.  If it left too much up in the air, if they went in some abstract direction.  I don't think it was their greatest hour (and 15) but I do think tying things up in general was a good way to go.

Either way, it doesn't take away from things much for me, I was pretty satisfied with it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mr grieves on October 03, 2013, 03:25:27 PM
I could quibble about the finale, but there are so many ways they could have gone with it, and I think regardless of which way they went there would be a segment of the fanbase upset with it.  If it left too much up in the air, if they went in some abstract direction.  I don't think it was their greatest hour (and 15) but I do think tying things up in general was a good way to go.

Either way, it doesn't take away from things much for me, I was pretty satisfied with it.

I agree that an "up in the air" finale wasn't fitting. But, thinking back now, it's weird in deciding which of the many ways to go, they went for (it seemed to me) all of them. The awful things done to the partner lead to a betrayal and that plus Walt's arrogance ends in arrest (ep 13); awful consequences of getting into the drug business rain down, decimation of the family, Walt goes full monster (14); Walt made impotent and left to die in bunker (15); and Walt's return for a redemptive/ tying up loose ends ending (16). The last ending was "satisfying" but it felt so calculatedly so I was a bit dissatisfied. 

Rather than circling several endings, I think the show would've lived up to all the good it'd been doing for several seasons if it committed to the logical one (Walt gets terminal cancer, everyone around him dies) and executed that for maximum impact.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on October 06, 2013, 07:56:50 PM
Season finale of Hell on Wheels. Uh what the heck? Felt very off key.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 08, 2013, 06:35:24 PM
Anyone watching The Blacklist? I'm told it's worth watching...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on October 08, 2013, 06:40:04 PM
Anyone watching The Blacklist? I'm told it's worth watching...

I probably should watch it. I love James Spader. He creeps me right the *bleep* out where applicable :)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 08, 2013, 06:49:11 PM
Anyone watching The Blacklist? I'm told it's worth watching...

I probably should watch it. I love James Spader. He creeps me right the *bleep* out where applicable :)

I like Spader too though it freaks me out to look at him now. He's changed a lot since he played 'Steff' in 'Pretty in Pink.' - I think CRAP, have I changed like that too? - And then I get all depressed  :(
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on October 08, 2013, 08:45:51 PM

I like Spader too though it freaks me out to look at him now. He's changed a lot since he played 'Steff' in 'Pretty in Pink.' - I think CRAP, have I changed like that too? - And then I get all depressed  :(

did you ever see Mannequin? He's absolutely unrecognizable in that. It's what I love about him, how different he can look from one film to the next.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 08, 2013, 08:47:14 PM
Nope. Can't say I have.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 08, 2013, 10:28:30 PM
Anyone watching The Blacklist? I'm told it's worth watching...

Yeah. It's not bad. It's not amazing or anything, but it's an entertaining enough watch. Spader is just the right amount of creepy for the character he plays.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 08, 2013, 11:37:48 PM
Cool. I'll put it on deck then... Now, I've just finished season 1 of Orange Is the New Black and I promise it's amazing. The may have been one or two better shows on in the last couple years but (and I don't mean to sound goofy) I've never genuinely cared for a character's well being as I have for the main character's in this one. I'm actually kind of pissed off by the season finale in that I'm left worrying about her way more than I should.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 09, 2013, 12:00:12 AM
Cool. I'll put it on deck then... Now, I've just finished season 1 of Orange Is the New Black and I promise it's amazing. The may have been one or two better shows on in the last couple years but (and I don't mean to sound goofy) I've never genuinely cared for a character's well being as I have for the main character's in this one. I'm actually kind of pissed off by the season finale in that I'm left worrying about her way more than I should.

REally? I liked the show and I liked the character given the setting and all, but, I'm not sure I've ever cared less about the fate of a main character on a show. She's a horrible person who knowingly did some very stupid things, and I felt she really kind of deserved a lot of what happened to her.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 09, 2013, 03:23:59 AM
Yup. I feel really bad for Piper and I think Schilling who plays her is just terrific. Something in those eyes I think. Part of it may be knowing there's a real Piper out there who I've come to know a little on twitter.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 09, 2013, 09:21:19 AM
I enjoyed the first episode and then just could not finish the season of OITNB.  I don't know what it was, but it just didn't hook me in.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 09, 2013, 10:17:04 AM
Well, not everything is for everyone. I'm hooked. Can't wait for season 2.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: seahawk on October 09, 2013, 09:08:19 PM
Anyone watching The Blacklist? I'm told it's worth watching...

I've been watching it and think it's pretty good.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on October 20, 2013, 08:03:55 PM
Started watching the show Rescue Me with Dennis Leary. Really liking it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on October 25, 2013, 12:12:39 AM
Started watching the show Rescue Me with Dennis Leary. Really liking it.

This is one of my all time favourite shows!!! I can't stress how good this show is. Even though it's a bit over the top at times (its tv, duh) it actually feels really true to life. Dennis Leary is great, I really like Lou, and I think Jerry is one of the best characters. It's suuuuchhh I good show.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on October 25, 2013, 12:14:49 AM
I watched the first three episodes of Hello Ladies. Stephen Merchant stars and it's based off his standup. I loved The Office (UK) and Extras. This is just as good imo. Its funny because I can see similarities in my life through this show, but not as desperate or pathetic LOL.

Watch it, it's excellent. Also another pretty true to life show.

It reminds me a bit of Louie. Has anybody been watching that? (Another one of my favs!).
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Peter D. on October 29, 2013, 09:56:41 AM
I can't get into many shows these days, but I have to admit, my wife has me hooked on watching "The Good Wife" with her.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Gerald The Duck on October 29, 2013, 11:39:48 AM
Has anyone watched House of Cards (the new Netflix produced version)? I am really enjoying it so far, Kevin Spacey is stellar in it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 29, 2013, 11:45:54 AM
I can't get into many shows these days, but I have to admit, my wife has me hooked on watching "The Good Wife" with her.

I'd ask you to turn in your man card, but, clearly, your wife has already claimed ownership of it. :P
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on October 29, 2013, 01:28:10 PM
I've been watching Mad Men. I'm up to about the middle of season 5. Love that show.

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rick Couchman on October 29, 2013, 01:54:19 PM
The two that I'm watching these days are Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on October 29, 2013, 02:09:16 PM
Has anyone watched House of Cards (the new Netflix produced version)? I am really enjoying it so far, Kevin Spacey is stellar in it.

I'm 4 episodes in, it's pretty great.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on October 29, 2013, 03:45:41 PM
I've been watching Mad Men. I'm up to about the middle of season 5. Love that show.


Enjoyed watching the first two seasons as it captured the 60' s well. Hadn't seen much of it since. Sporadically.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on October 29, 2013, 05:45:28 PM
I've been watching it on Netflix.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 29, 2013, 07:39:49 PM
I've been watching it on Netflix.

Is it Season 4 or 5 that's incredibly bleak?  Maybe both are.  Still loved them but recall it being mentally taxing in a way.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Arn on October 29, 2013, 08:17:15 PM
Has anyone watched House of Cards (the new Netflix produced version)? I am really enjoying it so far, Kevin Spacey is stellar in it.

I found the first episode or two quite tough to get through, but it really paid off after that and is very gripping.

Can't wait for the next season.

Has anyone watched any of the other Netflix produced shows? Orange is the New Black or Hemlock Grove? Any use?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rob on October 29, 2013, 08:25:19 PM
Has anyone watched House of Cards (the new Netflix produced version)? I am really enjoying it so far, Kevin Spacey is stellar in it.

I found the first episode or two quite tough to get through, but it really paid off after that and is very gripping.

Can't wait for the next season.

Has anyone watched any of the other Netflix produced shows? Orange is the New Black or Hemlock Grove? Any use?

Orange is the New Black.

Wife and I watched it in one day. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Gerald The Duck on October 29, 2013, 10:04:47 PM
Has anyone watched House of Cards (the new Netflix produced version)? I am really enjoying it so far, Kevin Spacey is stellar in it.

I found the first episode or two quite tough to get through, but it really paid off after that and is very gripping.

Has anyone watched House of Cards (the new Netflix produced version)? I am really enjoying it so far, Kevin Spacey is stellar in it.

I'm 4 episodes in, it's pretty great.

Have either of you ever watched the original British series? I was talking to my Mom the other day and she was saying that the original was quite funny, which while this version has its moments I don't think anyone would say that it was humourous.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on October 30, 2013, 08:40:09 AM
I've been watching it on Netflix.

Is it Season 4 or 5 that's incredibly bleak?  Maybe both are.  Still loved them but recall it being mentally taxing in a way.

Season 4, mostly. 5 has a mix of both (thinking of the scene where Draper dreams he strangles an ex-mistress)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 30, 2013, 10:41:38 AM

Orange is the New Black.

Wife and I watched it in one day.

I can't say enough about. One of my favorite shows on TV. Can't remember caring (for want of a better word) so strongly for the main character.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on October 30, 2013, 10:49:46 AM
Has anyone watched House of Cards (the new Netflix produced version)? I am really enjoying it so far, Kevin Spacey is stellar in it.

I found the first episode or two quite tough to get through, but it really paid off after that and is very gripping.

Can't wait for the next season.

Has anyone watched any of the other Netflix produced shows? Orange is the New Black or Hemlock Grove? Any use?

I love Derek!

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Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 30, 2013, 10:53:27 AM
You mean you "loves" Derek.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on October 30, 2013, 11:33:47 AM
And kitty's
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on November 19, 2013, 08:47:50 AM
So, I finished Mad Men and The Walking Dead on Netflix. What should I watch next until the new seasons are added?

I've been told the following:
- Breaking Bad
- Sons of Anarchy
- Spartacus
- Southland
- Downtown Abbey
- American Horror Storey

I'd prefer something on Netflix. Though I know it's highly rated, I'm not really all that interested in Breaking Bad. However, I wasn't really interested in the The Walking Dead either and ended up loving it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Leafaholic99 on November 19, 2013, 08:57:10 AM
Breaking bad is good, it keeps you interested and wanting more, I'd give it a go if the other shows don't interest you that much, I haven't seen the others but have watching the first 3 seasons of breaking bad. Need to finish it off but am waiting til the final season is on Netflix.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 19, 2013, 09:09:12 AM
So, I finished Mad Men and The Walking Dead on Netflix. What should I watch next until the new seasons are added?

I've been told the following:
- Breaking Bad
- Sons of Anarchy
- Spartacus
- Southland
- Downtown Abbey
- American Horror Storey

I'd prefer something on Netflix. Though I know it's highly rated, I'm not really all that interested in Breaking Bad. However, I wasn't really interested in the The Walking Dead either and ended up loving it.

Why aren't you interested in it?  That would be my only suggestion from that list.  I'm also enjoying The Shield right now.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on November 19, 2013, 09:10:49 AM
So, I finished Mad Men and The Walking Dead on Netflix. What should I watch next until the new seasons are added?

I've been told the following:
- Breaking Bad
- Sons of Anarchy
- Spartacus
- Southland
- Downtown Abbey
- American Horror Storey

It hasn't gotten the press that a lot of the other shows on your list have but I really think Southland was one of the more underrated shows of the last few years. It's more of a procedural than the shows you've watched but I thought it was really well done.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on November 19, 2013, 09:19:52 AM
Why aren't you interested in it?  That would be my only suggestion from that list.  I'm also enjoying The Shield right now.

Not really sure to be honest. I should probably give it a shot.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: TML fan on November 19, 2013, 10:33:52 AM
So, I finished Mad Men and The Walking Dead on Netflix. What should I watch next until the new seasons are added?

I've been told the following:
- Breaking Bad
- Sons of Anarchy
- Spartacus
- Southland
- Downtown Abbey
- American Horror Storey

It hasn't gotten the press that a lot of the other shows on your list have but I really think Southland was one of the more underrated shows of the last few years. It's more of a procedural than the shows you've watched but I thought it was really well done.

Southland was amazing. So upset the way it ended.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on November 19, 2013, 10:48:27 AM
So, I finished Mad Men and The Walking Dead on Netflix. What should I watch next until the new seasons are added?

I've been told the following:
- Breaking Bad
- Sons of Anarchy
- Spartacus
- Southland
- Downtown Abbey
- American Horror Storey

I'd prefer something on Netflix. Though I know it's highly rated, I'm not really all that interested in Breaking Bad. However, I wasn't really interested in the The Walking Dead either and ended up loving it.

I can't tell you how much I enjoy American Horror Story. IMO, Jessica Lange is the best actor on the best show going. Love, LOVE, LOVE her.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on November 19, 2013, 11:00:23 AM
So, I finished Mad Men and The Walking Dead on Netflix. What should I watch next until the new seasons are added?

I've been told the following:
- Breaking Bad
- Sons of Anarchy
- Spartacus
- Southland
- Downtown Abbey
- American Horror Storey

I'd prefer something on Netflix. Though I know it's highly rated, I'm not really all that interested in Breaking Bad. However, I wasn't really interested in the The Walking Dead either and ended up loving it.

Spartacus is kind of cheesy, but fun. Lots of violence and sex, so, there's that. As for Breaking Bad . . . I just finished watching it, myself. I wasn't all that interested in it when it aired, so, I get where you're coming from - and the first season is pretty slow - but, it picks up and was a really good, well made show. Worth a watch.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Brian Glennie on November 19, 2013, 11:17:52 AM
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Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on November 19, 2013, 01:07:16 PM
Spartacus is kind of cheesy, but fun. Lots of violence and sex, so, there's that. As for Breaking Bad . . . I just finished watching it, myself. I wasn't all that interested in it when it aired, so, I get where you're coming from - and the first season is pretty slow - but, it picks up and was a really good, well made show. Worth a watch.

I've seen the first season of Spartacus. I enjoyed it (after shutting off my brain) but I couldn't get into the second season at all. There's only so much spectacle of spurting blood I could watch without having an engaging story.

I enjoyed Rome much more than Spartacus.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 19, 2013, 01:33:03 PM
I enjoyed Rome much more than Spartacus.

Man, Rome was terrific. Even if they did have to squeeze three seasons worth of material into their last season.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: seahawk on November 19, 2013, 02:25:03 PM
Considering you mentioned Netflix, I'd recommend giving House of Cards a look. I watched the 1st 5 or 6 episodes on my flights this summer and quite enjoyed it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on November 19, 2013, 03:22:07 PM
I've seen the first season of Spartacus. I enjoyed it (after shutting off my brain) but I couldn't get into the second season at all. There's only so much spectacle of spurting blood I could watch without having an engaging story.

Season 2 was the "prequel" season, right? Yeah, it was less interesting. It picked up once they got back to the actual story in season 3, but, it's definitely a "shut off your brain and enjoy the spectacle" show.
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WIGWALS_wifey on November 30, 2013, 05:22:31 AM

Considering you mentioned Netflix, I'd recommend giving House of Cards a look. I watched the 1st 5 or 6 episodes on my flights this summer and quite enjoyed it.

Because of the Senator, I now use the rowing machine when at the gym. He is cray cray!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on December 08, 2013, 04:16:43 AM
Watching the Australian 'Wilfred', oddly darker than the US counterpart, which is kinda dark, can't seem to stop watching...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on December 11, 2013, 06:05:26 PM

Man, say what you will about it during most of the season, Sons of Anarchy certainly knows how to get it done in the last 15 minutes of their finales.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rick Couchman on December 11, 2013, 08:34:31 PM

Man, say what you will about it during most of the season, Sons of Anarchy certainly knows how to get it done in the last 15 minutes of their finales.

That was a hell of a 15 minutes.  Quite the twists and turns.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on December 11, 2013, 08:40:47 PM
Haven't quite caught up with SOA yet.....I must say though, I lost interest in season 5 and if not for my wife's love of the show I wouldn't of even started watching season 6.....Glad I did! Awesome.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on December 11, 2013, 08:54:25 PM
So, I finished Mad Men and The Walking Dead on Netflix. What should I watch next until the new seasons are added?

I've been told the following:
- Breaking Bad
- Sons of Anarchy
- Spartacus
- Southland
- Downtown Abbey
- American Horror Storey

I'd prefer something on Netflix. Though I know it's highly rated, I'm not really all that interested in Breaking Bad. However, I wasn't really interested in the The Walking Dead either and ended up loving it.

I'm just starting Breaking Bad. I was much like you and I'm still not sold on it.

SOA is great if you can get past some of the cheesiness of the show.

Spartacus is very much like Busta and co. have said. All blood, and sex but fun if you can struggle through the 2nd season. The first and the 3rd season is great fun. The biggest thing to overcome with that show is the main actor dying after the first season and getting use to the 'new' Spartacus. Once you get past that it's good fun.

I haven't really seen any of the other 3 you have listed though I tried Downtown Abbey and lost interest quicker than it took me to turn on the TV.

I'd recommend the following..

Take in the episodes of Derek. That show is a half hour show and it makes me cry and laugh all within that 30 minutes. It's a Netflix show.

Homeland.
I love this show despite the declining ratings. Extremely intense!

The Newsroom.
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/44/55/f2/4455f2f2ced330beb566b875edbe2770.jpg)Probably my favourite on TV. Jeff Daniels is awesome and Olivia Munn is downright gorgeous!

Suits.
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Can be cheesy at times but very fun. Plus Meghan Markle may be the most gorgeous woman in Hollywood

And last but certainly not least!

Shameless(US version)William H Macy is the most disgusting yet lovable father I've ever seen. This show is trailer park trash at it's best!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on December 12, 2013, 05:48:26 AM
The Newsroom and Shameless are just fantastic. Two of my absolute favs. S3 of American Horror Story hasn't disappointed me either.  - Another show I can't praise enough.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on December 12, 2013, 02:33:02 PM
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Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: skippy on December 12, 2013, 03:29:43 PM
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Troy and Abed in the Morning!

Now I have to go wrap my head around the fact that someone likes Spartacus but isn't sold on Breaking Bad.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on December 12, 2013, 09:27:59 PM
So, I finished Mad Men and The Walking Dead on Netflix. What should I watch next until the new seasons are added?

I've been told the following:
- Breaking Bad
- Sons of Anarchy
- Spartacus
- Southland
- Downtown Abbey
- American Horror Storey

I'd prefer something on Netflix. Though I know it's highly rated, I'm not really all that interested in Breaking Bad. However, I wasn't really interested in the The Walking Dead either and ended up loving it.

Can't go wrong with Sons of Anarchy. I would also recommend Hell on Wheels which is on Netflix and doesn't get nearly enough talk.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 02, 2014, 11:05:52 PM
Ah funny Community, how I've missed you.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on January 03, 2014, 08:46:36 AM
So we decided to watch Sherlock on Netflix. Great decision. We really enjoyed it. Two seasons, each with three episodes of 90 minutes. Can't wait for the 3rd season to start on PBS on Jan. 19!

Just started Orange is the New Black a couple of days ago and we're enjoying it. Funnier than I expected.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 03, 2014, 10:17:56 AM
So we decided to watch Sherlock on Netflix. Great decision. We really enjoyed it. Two seasons, each with three episodes of 90 minutes. Can't wait for the 3rd season to start on PBS on Jan. 19!

Sherlock's incredible. The first episode of season 3 aired on the BBC already. I don't think it was quite on par with the rest of the series. It seemed a lot more light-hearted than the rest but that's understandable considered how the 2nd season ended.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on January 03, 2014, 10:27:33 AM
So we decided to watch Sherlock on Netflix. Great decision. We really enjoyed it. Two seasons, each with three episodes of 90 minutes. Can't wait for the 3rd season to start on PBS on Jan. 19!

Sherlock's incredible. The first episode of season 3 aired on the BBC already. I don't think it was quite on par with the rest of the series. It seemed a lot more light-hearted than the rest but that's understandable considered how the 2nd season ended.

Yeah, I caught it last night, it was a little different but still quite good. 'use your mind palace!!!!'

They set the hook for me at the end... also watching the new episode of 'Elementary' right after was an interesting exercise.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 03, 2014, 10:30:30 AM
They set the hook for me at the end... also watching the new episode of 'Elementary' right after was an interesting exercise.

Haha I was going to do the exact same thing but instead I chased it with the new Community. What do you think of Elementary? It's actually much better than I originally expected. The whole crime of the week thing isn't exactly my cup of tea, but everything they've done with the actual Sherlock stories has been great. Especially the last few episodes of season 1 and their whole take on Moriarty.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on January 06, 2014, 04:22:47 PM
They set the hook for me at the end... also watching the new episode of 'Elementary' right after was an interesting exercise.

Haha I was going to do the exact same thing but instead I chased it with the new Community. What do you think of Elementary? It's actually much better than I originally expected. The whole crime of the week thing isn't exactly my cup of tea, but everything they've done with the actual Sherlock stories has been great. Especially the last few episodes of season 1 and their whole take on Moriarty.

I really like Jonny Lee Miller and the tone is so distinct from the BBC concept. Granted carrying certain arcs over a whole season makes it a difficult show if you don't watch all of them but on the whole I think it stands up very well. There's another interesting twist with Moriarty in the latest episode...

...and the second season 3 Sherlock was, well, strange I thought. I'm going to give it another go today, I couldn't seem to get it into it last night after quite a long day.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on January 06, 2014, 04:35:27 PM
I really like Jonny Lee Miller and the tone is so distinct from the BBC concept. Granted carrying certain arcs over a whole season makes it a difficult show if you don't watch all of them but on the whole I think it stands up very well. There's another interesting twist with Moriarty in the latest episode...

Yeah. While they've clearly taken a number of liberties with the source material, I really like the direction Elementary has taken. It's a very entertaining show, and thankfully, so far, they've resisted the urge to create a romantic relationship between Sherlock and Watson.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on January 06, 2014, 05:06:06 PM
so far, they've resisted the urge to create a romantic relationship between Sherlock and Watson.

For sure, it would be somewhat anathema to the concept of why they met in the first place. If the writers ever do fall prey to that line of thinking, well, I'd rather they give Fonzie that boat ride...
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on January 06, 2014, 05:10:38 PM
I began to watch the 1st episode of Elementary but didn't make it through it. I have the 1st season on my Apple TV ready to roll and considering most of the other shows I frequent are on hiatus, it may be time to give it another shot.

I watched the 1st two episodes of 'Defiance' over the weekend. I chuckled at the cheesy aspects of it, but I'm somehow drawn to want to watch on.

Here's the Defiance trailer for those that haven't heard of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjyyXGurlxM
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: moon111 on January 06, 2014, 06:40:00 PM
I was surprised when we went to the in-laws around Christmas time.  The kids 'got' to watch T.V. and were all amazed at how boring it really was.  Getting rid of T.V. is one of the best things we've done.  Kids are getting great grades, winning academic awards, enrolled in fitness classes.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on January 06, 2014, 06:42:33 PM
I was surprised when we went to the in-laws around Christmas time.  The kids 'got' to watch T.V. and were all amazed at how boring it really was.  Getting rid of T.V. is one of the best things we've done.  Kids are getting great grades, winning academic awards, enrolled in fitness classes.

Guess that's why my kids are so dumb and out of shape  ::)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on January 06, 2014, 06:47:45 PM
I was surprised when we went to the in-laws around Christmas time.  The kids 'got' to watch T.V. and were all amazed at how boring it really was.  Getting rid of T.V. is one of the best things we've done.  Kids are getting great grades, winning academic awards, enrolled in fitness classes.

We only have internet access and my daughter is a book hound by nature while also in choir, symphony (cello), kung fu and archery. Getting out and doing stuff is the way to go.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on January 06, 2014, 07:25:39 PM
Quote
Area Man Constantly Mentioning He Doesn't Own A Television

CHAPEL HILL, NC–Area resident Jonathan Green does not own a television, a fact he repeatedly points out to friends, family, and coworkers–as well as to his mailman, neighborhood convenience-store clerks, and the man who cleans the hallways in his apartment building.


Jonathan Green, who tells as many people as possible that he is "fully weaned off the glass teat."

"I, personally, would rather spend my time doing something useful than watch television," Green told a random woman Monday at the Suds 'N' Duds Laundromat, noticing the establishment's wall-mounted TV. "I don't even own one."

According to Melinda Elkins, a coworker of Green's at The Frame Job, a Chapel Hill picture-frame shop, Green steers the conversation toward television whenever possible, just so he can mention not owning one.

"A few days ago, [store manager] Annette [Haig] was saying her new contacts were bothering her," Elkins said. "The second she said that, I knew Jonathan would pounce. He was like, 'I didn't know you had contacts, Annette. Are your eyes bad? That a shame. I'm really lucky to have almost perfect vision. I'm guessing it's because I don't watch TV. In fact, I don't even own one."

According to Elkins, "idiot box" is Green's favorite derogatory term for television.

"He uses that one a lot," she said. "But he's got other ones, too, like 'boob tube' and 'electronic babysitter.'"

Elkins said Green always makes sure to read the copies of Entertainment Weekly and People lying around the shop's break room, "just so he can point out all the stars and shows he's never heard of."

"Last week, in one of the magazines, there was a picture of Calista Flockhart," Elkins said, "and Jonathan announced, 'I have absolutely no idea who this woman is. Calista who? Am I supposed to have heard of her? I'm sorry, but I haven't.'"

Tony Gerela, who lives in the apartment directly below Green's and occasionally chats with the 37-year-old by the mailboxes, is well aware of his neighbor's disdain for television.

"About a week after I met him, we were talking, and I made some kind of Simpsons reference," Gerela said. "He asked me what I was talking about, and when I told him it was from a TV show, he just went off, saying how the last show he watched was some episode of Cheers, and even then, he could only watch for about two minutes before having to shut it off because it insulted his intelligence so terribly."

Added Gerela: "Once, I made the mistake of saying I saw something on the news, and he started in with, 'Saw the news? I don't know about you, but I read the news."

Green has lived without television since 1989, when his then-girlfriend moved out and took her set with her.

"When Claudia went, the TV went with her," Green said. "But instead of just going out and buying another one–which I certainly could have afforded, that wasn't the issue–I decided to stand up to the glass teat."

"I'm not an elitist," Green said. "It's just that I'd much rather sculpt or write in my journal or read Proust than sit there passively staring at some phosphorescent screen."

"If I need a fix of passive audio-visual stimulation, I'll go to catch a Bergman or Truffaut film down at the university," Green said. "I certainly wouldn't waste my time watching the so-called Learning Channel or, God forbid, any of the mind sewage the major networks pump out."

Continued Green: "People don't realize just how much time their TV-watching habit–or, shall I say, addiction–eats up. Four hours of television a day, over the course of a month, adds up to 120 hours. That's five entire days! Why not spend that time living your own life, instead of watching fictional people live theirs? I can't begin to tell you how happy I am not to own a television."
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Dappleganger on January 06, 2014, 07:32:37 PM
Quote
Area Man Constantly Mentioning He Doesn't Own A Television

CHAPEL HILL, NC–Area resident Jonathan Green does not own a television, a fact he repeatedly points out to friends, family, and coworkers–as well as to his mailman, neighborhood convenience-store clerks, and the man who cleans the hallways in his apartment building.


Jonathan Green, who tells as many people as possible that he is "fully weaned off the glass teat."

"I, personally, would rather spend my time doing something useful than watch television," Green told a random woman Monday at the Suds 'N' Duds Laundromat, noticing the establishment's wall-mounted TV. "I don't even own one."

According to Melinda Elkins, a coworker of Green's at The Frame Job, a Chapel Hill picture-frame shop, Green steers the conversation toward television whenever possible, just so he can mention not owning one.

"A few days ago, [store manager] Annette [Haig] was saying her new contacts were bothering her," Elkins said. "The second she said that, I knew Jonathan would pounce. He was like, 'I didn't know you had contacts, Annette. Are your eyes bad? That a shame. I'm really lucky to have almost perfect vision. I'm guessing it's because I don't watch TV. In fact, I don't even own one."

According to Elkins, "idiot box" is Green's favorite derogatory term for television.

"He uses that one a lot," she said. "But he's got other ones, too, like 'boob tube' and 'electronic babysitter.'"

Elkins said Green always makes sure to read the copies of Entertainment Weekly and People lying around the shop's break room, "just so he can point out all the stars and shows he's never heard of."

"Last week, in one of the magazines, there was a picture of Calista Flockhart," Elkins said, "and Jonathan announced, 'I have absolutely no idea who this woman is. Calista who? Am I supposed to have heard of her? I'm sorry, but I haven't.'"

Tony Gerela, who lives in the apartment directly below Green's and occasionally chats with the 37-year-old by the mailboxes, is well aware of his neighbor's disdain for television.

"About a week after I met him, we were talking, and I made some kind of Simpsons reference," Gerela said. "He asked me what I was talking about, and when I told him it was from a TV show, he just went off, saying how the last show he watched was some episode of Cheers, and even then, he could only watch for about two minutes before having to shut it off because it insulted his intelligence so terribly."

Added Gerela: "Once, I made the mistake of saying I saw something on the news, and he started in with, 'Saw the news? I don't know about you, but I read the news."

Green has lived without television since 1989, when his then-girlfriend moved out and took her set with her.

"When Claudia went, the TV went with her," Green said. "But instead of just going out and buying another one–which I certainly could have afforded, that wasn't the issue–I decided to stand up to the glass teat."

"I'm not an elitist," Green said. "It's just that I'd much rather sculpt or write in my journal or read Proust than sit there passively staring at some phosphorescent screen."

"If I need a fix of passive audio-visual stimulation, I'll go to catch a Bergman or Truffaut film down at the university," Green said. "I certainly wouldn't waste my time watching the so-called Learning Channel or, God forbid, any of the mind sewage the major networks pump out."

Continued Green: "People don't realize just how much time their TV-watching habit–or, shall I say, addiction–eats up. Four hours of television a day, over the course of a month, adds up to 120 hours. That's five entire days! Why not spend that time living your own life, instead of watching fictional people live theirs? I can't begin to tell you how happy I am not to own a television."

What does he play his Xbox 360 on? A computer monitor?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Green Leaf on January 06, 2014, 08:44:18 PM
What does he play his Xbox 360 on? A computer monitor?

I'm sure.. I don't think they have an RCA input on a Gakken 8mm... Yet..

In no way do I want to take anything away from that story though, it some truths to it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on January 14, 2014, 03:14:45 AM
The closer for season 3 Sherlock was pretty good, couple nice twists right up to the end ( one which I had thought was a good possibility )

Can't really say a lot about it for spoilers sake but while they've changed the overall feel a bit this year it's well worth the watch.

Oh, and True Detective, wow, I wanted to watch more immediately after I finished the first episode.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 14, 2014, 07:38:20 AM
Shameless is back!  8)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on January 14, 2014, 08:15:06 AM
Oh, and True Detective, wow, I wanted to watch more immediately after I finished the first episode.

Agreed. One of the best pilots I've seen in a long while.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on January 14, 2014, 11:26:02 AM
Oh, and True Detective, wow, I wanted to watch more immediately after I finished the first episode.

Agreed. One of the best pilots I've seen in a long while.

Awesome! Glad to hear it was good! I've been looking forward to that one.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mc on January 14, 2014, 11:47:48 AM
FWIW, I just finished Game of Thrones season 1. Needless to say, I am hooked. I start season 2 today.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on January 14, 2014, 03:26:23 PM
FWIW, I just finished Game of Thrones season 1. Needless to say, I am hooked. I start season 2 today.

Great Show.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 15, 2014, 11:48:43 AM
Big thumbs up to True Detective. Hope it continues to impress.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 15, 2014, 08:31:18 PM
Must watch TV. Well, internet TV;

http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Mr. Leaf on January 15, 2014, 09:30:23 PM
Anybody else watching (and laughing their heads off at) Brooklyn Nine Nine?
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Post by: bustaheims on January 15, 2014, 09:35:55 PM
Anybody else watching (and laughing their heads off at) Brooklyn Nine Nine?

I wouldn't go as far as to say I'm laughing my head off, but, I am enjoying it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on January 15, 2014, 09:58:47 PM
Anybody else watching (and laughing their heads off at) Brooklyn Nine Nine?

I like it quite a bit, as I think Mike Schur is one of the better writers out there, but I don't know if it's really hit it's stride and made me laugh my head off. The pieces are there though. It's a lot of fun seeing Andre Braugher in a comedic role.
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Post by: OldTimeHockey on January 17, 2014, 08:33:09 AM
Anybody else watching (and laughing their heads off at) Brooklyn Nine Nine?

I like it quite a bit, as I think Mike Schur is one of the better writers out there, but I don't know if it's really hit it's stride and made me laugh my head off. The pieces are there though. It's a lot of fun seeing Andre Braugher in a comedic role.

I agree completely.

I can see the potential but I don't think the show has completely found it's place. One thing I do know, they need less of the clerk/secretary. That woman drives me up the wall!
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Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 17, 2014, 08:57:03 AM
Anybody else watching (and laughing their heads off at) Brooklyn Nine Nine?

I didn't really like Andy Samberg going in so my expectations were pretty low but I was absolutely hooked after one episode. I think it's one of the funniest shows out on TV right now.
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Post by: L K on January 17, 2014, 09:19:30 AM
Anybody else watching (and laughing their heads off at) Brooklyn Nine Nine?

I didn't really like Andy Samberg going in so my expectations were pretty low but I was absolutely hooked after one episode. I think it's one of the funniest shows out on TV right now.

I still don't like him but the show overall is decent enough.
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Post by: Crucialness Key on January 17, 2014, 09:50:35 AM
Anybody else watching (and laughing their heads off at) Brooklyn Nine Nine?

I like it quite a bit, as I think Mike Schur is one of the better writers out there, but I don't know if it's really hit it's stride and made me laugh my head off. The pieces are there though. It's a lot of fun seeing Andre Braugher in a comedic role.

I agree completely.

I can see the potential but I don't think the show has completely found it's place. One thing I do know, they need less of the clerk/secretary. That woman drives me up the wall!

I think she's been less annoying lately, the show has been using her in small doses.  Perhaps realizing that a dash of Chelsea Peretti goes a loooong way.

I find Andy goes between funny and okay.  Meanwhile everyone else is consistently really good and Braugher is lights-out every episode.  That man deserves ALL the Emmys. 
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Post by: OldTimeHockey on January 17, 2014, 10:07:32 AM
Anybody else watching (and laughing their heads off at) Brooklyn Nine Nine?

I like it quite a bit, as I think Mike Schur is one of the better writers out there, but I don't know if it's really hit it's stride and made me laugh my head off. The pieces are there though. It's a lot of fun seeing Andre Braugher in a comedic role.

I agree completely.

I can see the potential but I don't think the show has completely found it's place. One thing I do know, they need less of the clerk/secretary. That woman drives me up the wall!

I think she's been less annoying lately, the show has been using her in small doses.  Perhaps realizing that a dash of Chelsea Peretti goes a loooong way.

I find Andy goes between funny and okay.  Meanwhile everyone else is consistently really good and Braugher is lights-out every episode.  That man deserves ALL the Emmys.

I'm only a hand full of episodes in, but I look forward to less of her.
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Post by: bustaheims on January 17, 2014, 11:08:04 AM
I find Andy goes between funny and okay.  Meanwhile everyone else is consistently really good and Braugher is lights-out every episode.  That man deserves ALL the Emmys.

Yeah. The complete, unblinking deadpan thing his character has going on is amazing. Also, Terry Crews is pretty good.
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Post by: Crucialness Key on January 17, 2014, 11:17:33 AM
Let's take this to the next level....

Crews - Samberg - Braugher
Beatriz (Rosa) - Fumero (Santiago) - Lo Truglio (Boyle)
[checking line]
Hitchcock - Sully - Peretti (Gina) [facepuncher]

--The checking line will fill out as the series continues and we get more recurring characters
--Samburg is essentially Bozak in this scenario; not considered a true 1C but works well with Braugher and allows Braugher to dominate
--Everyone wants Peretti/Orr out of the lineup but she's under contract
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on January 17, 2014, 11:29:08 AM
I think Chelsea Peretti is hilarious personally.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on January 17, 2014, 11:34:17 AM
I think Chelsea Peretti is hilarious personally.

Yeah it may just be me. She reminds me so much of a girl I knew growing up and she drove me completely over the edge. I'm sure that has something to do with the cringe factor every time Chelsea Peretti speaks
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rick Couchman on January 17, 2014, 12:54:57 PM
Actor Russell Johnson, "The Professor" in the 1960s TV sitcom "Gilligan's Island," has died at 89.

This begs the age-old question: Ginger or Marianne?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 17, 2014, 02:09:56 PM
The answer is (as always) both of course.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on January 17, 2014, 02:23:16 PM
The answer is (as always) both of course.

Dude, they're in their 80's.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 17, 2014, 02:38:37 PM
The answer is (as always) both of course.

Dude, they're in their 80's.

Well, that's a relief. I thought they has passed too.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on January 17, 2014, 02:42:48 PM
The answer is (as always) both of course.

Dude, they're in their 80's.

70s. Ginger turns 80 in a few weeks, though. Mary Anne is "only" 75.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on January 17, 2014, 02:47:58 PM
70s. Ginger turns 80 in a few weeks, though. Mary Anne is "only" 75.

Well, I guess we know your answer then.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on January 17, 2014, 02:55:41 PM
70s. Ginger turns 80 in a few weeks, though. Mary Anne is "only" 75.

Well, I guess we know your answer then.

Yup. Whoever plays Mary Anne in the inevitable film adaptation.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rob on January 17, 2014, 04:33:42 PM
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Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on January 19, 2014, 12:04:33 PM
I'm not sure if anyone watched parenthood - I watch it with my wife to be a good husband. Now, I've never liked this show, but my god this season is just horrible. The writing is lazy, the plots are hokey, each episode that goes by I want to throw my shoe at the TV.

Speaking of which - what the hell happened to How I met your mother? I loved this show, I really did, I felt it hit the right combo of sappiness and comedy - it reminded me so much of my younger single days (well less slapsgiving and such) - but WTF is this season? I've never seen a show go from enjoyable to un-watchable like this. I'm just slogging through this season because I know it's the last, but way to ruin the show there guys.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on January 19, 2014, 12:17:06 PM
Speaking of which - what the hell happened to How I met your mother? I loved this show, I really did, I felt it hit the right combo of sappiness and comedy - it reminded me so much of my younger single days (well less slapsgiving and such) - but WTF is this season? I've never seen a show go from enjoyable to un-watchable like this. I'm just slogging through this season because I know it's the last, but way to ruin the show there guys.

Agreed. The last few seasons have been pretty weak but this one feels like everyone is just looking at their watches and waiting for their checks to clear.
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Post by: Bullfrog on January 19, 2014, 12:33:12 PM
I understand the good husband thing Joe. I used to watch Once Upon a Time with my wife. I finally got the point where I just had to quit. The wife is now on her own for that one.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on January 19, 2014, 12:58:49 PM
Speaking of which - what the hell happened to How I met your mother? I loved this show, I really did, I felt it hit the right combo of sappiness and comedy - it reminded me so much of my younger single days (well less slapsgiving and such) - but WTF is this season? I've never seen a show go from enjoyable to un-watchable like this. I'm just slogging through this season because I know it's the last, but way to ruin the show there guys.

They kind of got themselves stuck because of how negotiations with the cast went. They thought last season was going to be the last season for a while, so, they spread things out that way, and then they reached an agreement to do another season, and, well, that left us with the dragged out mess that is this season - though, I thought the most recent episode was pretty good.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on January 19, 2014, 03:08:57 PM
Speaking of which - what the hell happened to How I met your mother? I loved this show, I really did, I felt it hit the right combo of sappiness and comedy - it reminded me so much of my younger single days (well less slapsgiving and such) - but WTF is this season? I've never seen a show go from enjoyable to un-watchable like this. I'm just slogging through this season because I know it's the last, but way to ruin the show there guys.

They kind of got themselves stuck because of how negotiations with the cast went. They thought last season was going to be the last season for a while, so, they spread things out that way, and then they reached an agreement to do another season, and, well, that left us with the dragged out mess that is this season - though, I thought the most recent episode was pretty good.

The last 3 seasons really, to me, have been awful.  The characters all seem like caricatures of themselves, doing over the top things that the writers think are representative of their characters but it comes off as so forced.  What I loved about the show was that it felt like you were watching some friends hanging out like you would with your friends.  Then they just completely lost the plot and it became less about the story and more about trying to force laughs out.  They have dragged that amazingly unfunny Robin-Patrice thing out so long it's beyond cringe-worthy.

The first 5 seasons are great, it's sad what it is now.  I honestly can't watch it, it bothers me when I do.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: L K on January 19, 2014, 06:08:35 PM
I could never really get in to the show.  I watched it and enjoyed it, but it always left me with the feeling that despite being the focus of the show, Ted was the least engaging or likable character on the show.  Obviously if you take away the accompanying cast of any show it would suffer, but I feel like the premise was doomed to failure the longer it played out because you would have to rely on more and more outrageous scenarios to compensate for a main character who was flawed and failed to show any growth over the course of the series.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on January 20, 2014, 12:47:33 PM
I understand the good husband thing Joe. I used to watch Once Upon a Time with my wife. I finally got the point where I just had to quit. The wife is now on her own for that one.

I can't really complain - there are only 2 shows that are on her list, Parenthood and Downton Abbey.

And... well... Downton Abbey may be the most boring show I've ever watched in my life. Actually - I found it really funny when they made fun of it on How I met your mother...


The last 3 seasons really, to me, have been awful.  The characters all seem like caricatures of themselves, doing over the top things that the writers think are representative of their characters but it comes off as so forced.  What I loved about the show was that it felt like you were watching some friends hanging out like you would with your friends.  Then they just completely lost the plot and it became less about the story and more about trying to force laughs out.  They have dragged that amazingly unfunny Robin-Patrice thing out so long it's beyond cringe-worthy.

The first 5 seasons are great, it's sad what it is now.  I honestly can't watch it, it bothers me when I do.

I completely agree with you - I think I was in denial the last 2 seasons - they'd have glimpses of the original soul of the show, and I'd try to convince myself that it wasn't as bad as it seems, but this season is just some kind of new awful.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY_bhVSGKEg[/youtube]

This pretty much takes me back to grade 8.
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WIGWALS_wifey on January 21, 2014, 02:28:20 AM

Anybody else watching (and laughing their heads off at) Brooklyn Nine Nine?

Why yes I am!
Title: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WIGWALS_wifey on January 21, 2014, 02:33:19 AM
SOA: Dramatic, Chibs is my fav.

Game of Thrones: Yum. I'm on book 1. Tons of characters.

The Newsroom: Right in the gut - gets my politicking going.


Suits: Eye candy and nice clothes. Love me some Louis Litt.

True Detective: Caught episode 1, I am in love.

Brooklyn 99: Great ensemble cast, good chemistry.


Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on February 01, 2014, 10:38:25 PM
Watching Ancient Aliens right now.

It's hilarious. I can't count how many times I've heard "but according to ancient astronaut theorists" or "ancient astronaut theorists say " in the last 30 minutes.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on February 02, 2014, 09:39:37 AM
(http://jacobfoxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Ancient-Aliens.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Leafs71 on February 02, 2014, 02:03:33 PM
I've now watched the first 8 episodes of Brookyn 99, and its pretty good.

It certainly seems, however,  that the Rosa Diaz actress has been given 4 seasons of parks and rec on DVD and been told to emulate the April Ludgate character.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on March 19, 2014, 12:48:35 PM
So, True Detective was fantastic and more than a little disturbing, hats off and hopefully they didn't set the bar too high.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mc on March 19, 2014, 04:29:01 PM
Finally finished season 3 of Game of Thrones. Jeez did they have to throw in so many surprises?? Can't wait for season 4.
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Post by: TheMightyOdin on March 20, 2014, 04:16:19 AM
Finally finished season 3 of Game of Thrones. Jeez did they have to throw in so many surprises?? Can't wait for season 4.

I somehow got on to Red Wedding reaction videos on YouTube. Insane episode and watching people react to it brought it all back to me. I would of liked to have seen the look on my face when I watched it for the first time.
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Post by: mc on March 20, 2014, 11:43:33 AM
Finally finished season 3 of Game of Thrones. Jeez did they have to throw in so many surprises?? Can't wait for season 4.

I somehow got on to Red Wedding reaction videos on YouTube. Insane episode and watching people react to it brought it all back to me. I would of liked to have seen the look on my face when I watched it for the first time.

Insane last episode.
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Post by: #1PilarFan on March 20, 2014, 04:25:14 PM
Loves me some Game of Thrones. Apparently this season, it's going to go down immediately. Can't wait.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mc on March 20, 2014, 04:41:43 PM
Loves me some Game of Thrones. Apparently this season, it's going to go down immediately. Can't wait.

its not the final season is it?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: #1PilarFan on March 20, 2014, 04:45:50 PM
Loves me some Game of Thrones. Apparently this season, it's going to go down immediately. Can't wait.

its not the final season is it?
God no. They're on Book 3, which is divided into two seasons. Book 4 and 5 take place simultaneously so that'll probably be another two seasons. The author, George RR Martin, seems to think they'll have at least seven seasons, maybe more depending on book 6. I don't think they've figured everything out yet, considering Martin hasn't finished the series yet and he's a notoriously slow writer. There's also a chance HBO might use some of his other works to create a prequel type season to give Martin some more time to finish the series.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mc on March 20, 2014, 04:58:40 PM
Loves me some Game of Thrones. Apparently this season, it's going to go down immediately. Can't wait.

its not the final season is it?
God no. They're on Book 3, which is divided into two seasons. Book 4 and 5 take place simultaneously so that'll probably be another two seasons. The author, George RR Martin, seems to think they'll have at least seven seasons, maybe more depending on book 6. I don't think they've figured everything out yet, considering Martin hasn't finished the series yet and he's a notoriously slow writer. There's also a chance HBO might use some of his other works to create a prequel type season to give Martin some more time to finish the series.

whew. thats good to hear. i love this show. but I hope later on it doesnt get stale ala Lost.
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Post by: bustaheims on March 20, 2014, 05:07:27 PM
God no. They're on Book 3, which is divided into two seasons. Book 4 and 5 take place simultaneously so that'll probably be another two seasons. The author, George RR Martin, seems to think they'll have at least seven seasons, maybe more depending on book 6. I don't think they've figured everything out yet, considering Martin hasn't finished the series yet and he's a notoriously slow writer. There's also a chance HBO might use some of his other works to create a prequel type season to give Martin some more time to finish the series.

He also hinted at them potentially doing some of the "prequel" material he's written if he hasn't finished the 7th book by the time they get there. To his credit, Martin has told the people in charge of the show about the rest of the story that hasn't been written yet (or, at least, how he saw it at the time), just in case he's too far behind or he's unable to complete the books.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on April 03, 2014, 10:00:16 AM
So that HIMYM finale was all kinds of terrible.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 03, 2014, 10:22:33 AM
So that HIMYM finale was all kinds of terrible.

It would have been much better if it ended about 5 minutes earlier.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on April 03, 2014, 10:31:36 AM

I sort of liked it from an overarching story sense and felt it was true to the characters. I mean, it wasn't especially good in terms of quality but the show itself has been pretty lousy for a couple seasons so I wasn't expecting much in that regard.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on April 03, 2014, 10:44:00 AM
**Warning, spoilers**

So that HIMYM finale was all kinds of terrible.

It would have been much better if it ended about 5 minutes earlier.

I hated how they spent an ENTIRE season on that wedding, then ended it within the first half of the next episode.  Then they spend a good portion of the season introducing the mother, then showing this perfect relationship in the finale, only to kill her off in about a 20 second span.  Spend multiple seasons on Barney/Robin, spend most of Season 9 going off/on with Ted and Robin and multiple times saying it's over with.  Not acknowledging that Robin is 1/1000th the character from the early seasons that Ted was into, ignoring all the character changes over 9 seasons.  Then that forced, awkward moment with the kids.

I wasn't even expecting much but it was still enough to annoy me.  I realize they taped that part in season 2, but come on guys, evolve the story.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 03, 2014, 10:48:28 AM
Well, yeah, the season as a whole was kind of weak, because they kind of trapped themselves by agreeing to come back for season 9 when they'd filmed most of season 8 and set a date for the wedding they already revealed was where Ted meets the mother.

SPOILER ALERT

I didn't really mind that Barney and Robin didn't work out. That made sense to me, even though it kind of felt like they rushed to that point after dragging out the wedding. Other than that, the other issues could have been solved by the finale ending 5 minutes earlier. Like, for instance, this:



http://www.uproxx.com/up/2014/04/a-fan-fixed-the-how-i-met-your-mother-ending-and-made-it-so-much-better/
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 03, 2014, 10:49:41 AM
I sort of liked it from an overarching story sense and felt it was true to the characters. I mean, it wasn't especially good in terms of quality but the show itself has been pretty lousy for a couple seasons so I wasn't expecting much in that regard.

That's the thing, though - I don't feel like the ending was true to where the characters were by the end of the series. It was true to who they were early in the show, but not who they became.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on April 03, 2014, 11:06:50 AM
That's the thing, though - I don't feel like the ending was true to where the characters were by the end of the series. It was true to who they were early in the show, but not who they became.

I suppose the disconnect there, then, is that I don't know that they wrote any meaningful or convincing character growth over the last four years. That isn't to say I like them as much, just that I never thought anything they wrote sold me on anything else.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 03, 2014, 11:14:20 AM
I suppose the disconnect there, then, is that I don't know that they wrote any meaningful or convincing character growth over the last four years. That isn't to say I like them as much, just that I never thought anything they wrote sold me on anything else.

I dunno. The one thing I really bought was Ted being over Robin, because, once she and Barney got together for the first time, every time they teased at or attempted to re-united Ted and Robin, it felt forced and unnatural to me. He still loved her, but it didn't feel like a romantic love anymore.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on April 03, 2014, 11:37:30 AM
I suppose the disconnect there, then, is that I don't know that they wrote any meaningful or convincing character growth over the last four years. That isn't to say I like them as much, just that I never thought anything they wrote sold me on anything else.

I dunno. The one thing I really bought was Ted being over Robin, because, once she and Barney got together for the first time, every time they teased at or attempted to re-united Ted and Robin, it felt forced and unnatural to me. He still loved her, but it didn't feel like a romantic love anymore.

But I suppose, in a way, that's sort of what I mean. Because the show was so bereft of new ideas they went back to that "maybe Ted isn't over Robin" well again and again and gave Ted "closure" each time to the extent that the idea that it continues playing out well into the future strikes me as believable.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on April 03, 2014, 12:05:16 PM
I suppose the disconnect there, then, is that I don't know that they wrote any meaningful or convincing character growth over the last four years. That isn't to say I like them as much, just that I never thought anything they wrote sold me on anything else.

I dunno. The one thing I really bought was Ted being over Robin, because, once she and Barney got together for the first time, every time they teased at or attempted to re-united Ted and Robin, it felt forced and unnatural to me. He still loved her, but it didn't feel like a romantic love anymore.

But I suppose, in a way, that's sort of what I mean. Because the show was so bereft of new ideas they went back to that "maybe Ted isn't over Robin" well again and again and gave Ted "closure" each time to the extent that the idea that it continues playing out well into the future strikes me as believable.


I think the issues that were keeping them apart during the show didn't really exist for them in 2030. Robin had seen the world, had a successful career in journalism and Ted had the family he wanted.

In the years after the divorce, we saw that Robin appeared to deeply regret letting Ted get away. While that was only shown to us in a few scenes, it was actually over a period of years. Add in the experience of her own failed marriage and seeing Ted actually fall in love with someone else, she saw what she missed out on.

Ted had moved on a was ready to spend the rest of life with Tracy, but I don't think he ever stopped loving Robin. At that stage in his life, a widower with teenage kids, he was likely quite lonely and it seemed that he was spending quite a bit of time with Robin after the Tracy's death (his kids talked about how they love her). I find it totally believable that the feelings he had for her in the past would resurface.

The presentation did feel a little rushed, but the plot itself makes complete sense to me.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on April 03, 2014, 12:32:36 PM
The presentation did feel a little rushed, but the plot itself makes complete sense to me.

I've seen this said elsewhere but to me the final episode really just made an argument for how the show should have set the whole season in the future at various points so that the individual happenings had more weight.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on April 03, 2014, 12:48:39 PM
So that HIMYM finale was all kinds of terrible.

Spoilers and such below.


I was talking to my wife about this, and yes, as Nik mentions, the last 2 seasons have been all kinds of lousy, but had they taken all the content of the last 2 episodes, and stretched it out over this entire last season, I really think that the ending would have been much more palatable; instead of wasting 22 episodes on 1 weekend wedding, and then divorce them in episode 23.

Had we had an entire season to get to know the mother, build some kind of relationship with her, see their relationship evolve, THEN find out she gets sick, and then we find out that Ted has been telling this story to his kids because she's passed and the kids never got to know her, then that's an ending people wouldn't be up in arms about.

But basically having a 2 second scene in a hospital where she doesn't even look remotely ill build absolutely no pathos for the character.

And the Robin crap at the end feels the same to me as Hayden Christensen slapped into Return of the Jedi; completely unnecessary and insulting.

It's such a shame, because for the first 5/6 seasons, IMO, this show was brilliant. The fact that a sitcom could stir up as much emotion as this one did I thought was quite original. But man, did they ever just implode the last 2 seasons.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on April 03, 2014, 12:54:49 PM
So that HIMYM finale was all kinds of terrible.

Spoilers and such below.


I was talking to my wife about this, and yes, as Nik mentions, the last 2 seasons have been all kinds of lousy, but had they taken all the content of the last 2 episodes, and stretched it out over this entire last season, I really think that the ending would have been much more palatable; instead of wasting 22 episodes on 1 weekend wedding, and then divorce them in episode 23.

Had we had an entire season to get to know the mother, build some kind of relationship with her, see their relationship evolve, THEN find out she gets sick, and then we find out that Ted has been telling this story to his kids because she's passed and the kids never got to know her, then that's an ending people wouldn't be up in arms about.

But basically having a 2 second scene in a hospital where she doesn't even look remotely ill build absolutely no pathos for the character.

And the Robin crap at the end feels the same to me as Hayden Christensen slapped into Return of the Jedi; completely unnecessary and insulting.

It's such a shame, because for the first 5/6 seasons, IMO, this show was brilliant. The fact that a sitcom could stir up as much emotion as this one did I thought was quite original. But man, did they ever just implode the last 2 seasons.

Yeah basically.  The last few seasons the characters were basically caricatures of their former selves (don't get me started on that dreadfully unfunny yet constantly recurring Robin/Patrice stuff), although I thought the finale was better in that regard.  The ending just came off as so fake to me, and so rushed.  Didn't have any emotional impact whatsoever, and they just tossed aside the mother character who I think most fans of the show really really liked.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on April 03, 2014, 01:00:00 PM
I think I'm one of the only people on earth who thought HIMYM was one of the most overrated shows in recent memory.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on April 03, 2014, 01:18:45 PM
It's such a shame, because for the first 5/6 seasons, IMO, this show was brilliant. The fact that a sitcom could stir up as much emotion as this one did I thought was quite original. But man, did they ever just implode the last 2 seasons.

I can't help but think those two things are linked though. Like because it was such a mythology heavy show and we kept getting glimpses of these characters' futures that gave us this connection to them that satisfactorily wrapping up their stories would have meant, you know, giving us 20-30 years worth of character development for five separate characters that stayed true to everything we knew about them to that point. That would be tough to do in a follow-up novel, let alone 40+ minutes of TV.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on April 03, 2014, 03:11:46 PM
This actually does a good job of summing up how I felt about it, better than I ever could hope to, but echoing the gripes of a lot of the fanbase: http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2014/04/01/297675381/oh-mother-an-awful-end-to-a-long-love-story
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on April 03, 2014, 04:11:43 PM

Someone posted this to Uproxx today. It's a fan-edit of the ending to make it closer to what, I'm gathering, some of the angrier fans that Potvin is referring to apparently would have liked to have seen.

http://www.uproxx.com/up/2014/04/a-fan-fixed-the-how-i-met-your-mother-ending-and-made-it-so-much-better/ (http://www.uproxx.com/up/2014/04/a-fan-fixed-the-how-i-met-your-mother-ending-and-made-it-so-much-better/)

I don't know. I watch that and think that people wanted an ending straight out of a romantic comedy? I may have been watching a slightly different show.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on April 03, 2014, 07:28:54 PM
That edited ending doesn't really do anything for me. My issue is the miniscule amount of time spent on getting to know the mother.

When season 8 ended with a shot of the mother at the station I honestly thought we'd be spending all of season 9 watching their courtship. Not a bunch of episodes with the ring bear joke.

If I look back at season 9 I feel there were only 3 good episodes; how your mother met me, the one where red lets robin go and Ted and the mothers awkward first date. What do they have in common? They had nothing to do with that terrible wedding weekend.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mc on April 03, 2014, 07:34:48 PM
Letterman announced he is retiring in 2015 :(
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: L K on April 03, 2014, 11:05:13 PM

I sort of liked it from an overarching story sense and felt it was true to the characters. I mean, it wasn't especially good in terms of quality but the show itself has been pretty lousy for a couple seasons so I wasn't expecting much in that regard.

I think it was true to the characters of a 5 season series.  Once the series kept getting renewed and their actors continued to want to come back, I think they needed to change the ending.  Having an end-point in mind is great, but when you significantly extend the time between that plan and when the show actually ends I think you either need to build up to that ending significantly better than they did, or you need to just come up with something original based on where the series has gone.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on April 03, 2014, 11:20:01 PM
I think it was true to the characters of a 5 season series.  Once the series kept getting renewed and their actors continued to want to come back, I think they needed to change the ending.  Having an end-point in mind is great, but when you significantly extend the time between that plan and when the show actually ends I think you either need to build up to that ending significantly better than they did, or you need to just come up with something original based on where the series has gone.

Oh, I agree completely. If SPOILER ALERT killing the mother and Widower Ted ending up with Divorcee Robin was what they had planned all along then the move was to introduce us to the Mother at least a season ago and let her be a regular/interact with the gang and make us give a darn about her before killing her off of...whatever it was she died of.

But like I sort of say it's hard for me to imagine anyone watching the last few seasons of the show going into the finale thinking "man, I bet we're going to see some funny, poignant, true to the characters we've established writing here".
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on May 19, 2014, 08:47:59 PM
Digging Hannibal and, of course, Game of Thrones.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on May 19, 2014, 09:34:00 PM

I don't know if anyone's watching it but I would highly recommend the TV version of Fargo that FX is doing.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 20, 2014, 08:25:51 AM

I don't know if anyone's watching it but I would highly recommend the TV version of Fargo that FX is doing.

It's getting great reviews, I have all the episodes that have aired downloaded but it seems like every night when I have time to watch something there's a playoff game I'll put on instead. But I'll get to it eventually. I've never seen the movie version of Fargo though, should I watch that first or will it not matter?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on May 20, 2014, 01:34:55 PM
It's getting great reviews, I have all the episodes that have aired downloaded but it seems like every night when I have time to watch something there's a playoff game I'll put on instead. But I'll get to it eventually. I've never seen the movie version of Fargo though, should I watch that first or will it not matter?

It doesn't really matter. They're not connected at all outside of some vague plot similarities and the general setting. I mean, I think it's a phenomenal movie that deserved all of it's awards and so you should see it but outside of maybe being confused about why a show set in Minnesota is called Fargo there's no real need.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 20, 2014, 01:47:42 PM
It doesn't really matter. They're not connected at all outside of some vague plot similarities and the general setting. I mean, I think it's a phenomenal movie that deserved all of it's awards and so you should see it but outside of maybe being confused about why a show set in Minnesota is called Fargo there's no real need.

Ok. I thought they'd be more connected but I also didn't want to spoil anything in the show by watching the movie first. I'll definitely be watching both sometime soon.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on May 20, 2014, 04:04:52 PM
Game of Thrones = yes
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on May 21, 2014, 12:51:09 PM
Game of Thrones = yes

Sometimes I think it's a bit melodramatic, but yeah, that was a pretty good episode last week. I can't wait for Obren to take on the Mountain :)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mc on May 21, 2014, 01:15:45 PM
Peter Dinklage deserves an emmy for his one  scene alone on the stand two shows. Man that was powerful.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on May 21, 2014, 01:45:21 PM

I don't know if anyone's watching it but I would highly recommend the TV version of Fargo that FX is doing.

I'm a sucker for anything with Martin Freeman in it so I gave it a shot after I saw the commercials, its very good.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on May 23, 2014, 01:06:33 AM
Peter Dinklage deserves an emmy for his one  scene alone on the stand two shows. Man that was powerful.

I enjoyed his character a bit more at the beginning of the series - a mid evil party animal with rockstarish behavior / attitude. Another classic case of falling in love and going all soft! <plus having your life go to hell> ;]  Class actor though for sure he has stolen the show.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on May 27, 2014, 01:31:32 PM

It was too short to really call it a season but I thought it was a pretty spectacular 7 episode run for Mad Men again. The final sequence of the season was, despite it's unexpectedness and unprecedented nature, really quite moving I thought.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Deebo on May 27, 2014, 01:52:53 PM

It was too short to really call it a season but I thought it was a pretty spectacular 7 episode run for Mad Men again. The final sequence of the season was, despite it's unexpectedness and unprecedented nature, really quite moving I thought.

It's a pretty rare feat for a show to go into its 7th season without a decline in quality. I think Mad Men has accomplished it though.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Stickytape on May 27, 2014, 03:27:57 PM
Why, WHY did I finally start to get caught up on Season 4 of Game of Thrones before all episodes have aired? 

I was all like "I'll just watch one every few days and the last couple episodes will have aired by the time I catch up to them!"

Yeah, so I just shotgunned seven episodes in two days and now I have to wait for the last two eps.

Thanks, self-control.  Way to drop the ball.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on May 27, 2014, 03:41:01 PM
It's a pretty rare feat for a show to go into its 7th season without a decline in quality. I think Mad Men has accomplished it though.

I thought that last scene was a pretty great way to end the 'half-season.'  I had actually read up a bit on Robert Morse earlier in the season and knowing his acting history it was a nice bit of callback/send-off, as well as keeps in line with other 'visions' Don has had of people from his past who have died.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mc on May 27, 2014, 04:33:33 PM
Why, WHY did I finally start to get caught up on Season 4 of Game of Thrones before all episodes have aired? 

I was all like "I'll just watch one every few days and the last couple episodes will have aired by the time I catch up to them!"

Yeah, so I just shotgunned seven episodes in two days and now I have to wait for the last two eps.

Thanks, self-control.  Way to drop the ball.

I watched three seasons in about two weeks and season 4 seems to take a lifetime. This past Sunday there wasn't a show and I was looking so forward to it.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on May 27, 2014, 04:53:17 PM
I watched three seasons in about two weeks and season 4 seems to take a lifetime. This past Sunday there wasn't a show and I was looking so forward to it.

Yeah. Not having an episode on Sunday almost ruined my weekend.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on June 02, 2014, 12:35:26 AM
Oh man...Game of Thrones...oh man.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on June 02, 2014, 10:21:41 AM
Oh man...Game of Thrones...oh man.

Yeah. That was . . . wow.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: pmrules on June 02, 2014, 10:47:28 AM
Oh man...Game of Thrones...oh man.

Yeah. That was . . . wow.

Wow...My eyes hurt.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: mc on June 02, 2014, 11:09:00 AM
Please oh please don't kill off Tyrion. I beg of you.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on June 02, 2014, 11:14:32 AM

Anyone ever read Cormac McCarthy's The Road? There comes a point where grimness for grimness' sake is exhausting, not entertaining. As much as I like certain elements of the show, I think GoT is flirting with that this season.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on June 02, 2014, 11:45:47 AM

Anyone ever read Cormac McCarthy's The Road? There comes a point where grimness for grimness' sake is exhausting, not entertaining. As much as I like certain elements of the show, I think GoT is flirting with that this season.

Maybe, but I'm happy having a show where nobody is safe. Then again, House of Cards didn't have too many killings but was probably more effective.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on June 02, 2014, 11:53:45 AM
Maybe, but I'm happy having a show where nobody is safe. Then again, House of Cards didn't have too many killings but was probably more effective.

I kind of see it like 'The Wire' in a way - there weren't many 'happy' endings in that show, a lot of the times the 'bad' guys got away with things, or didn't feel fully the repercussions of their actions but it all added up to feel like a more realistic portrayal.  Similarly in GOT they're going for a 'realistic' portrayal in the sense of the Westerosi world George R. Martin has created where, like the Hound stated a few episodes ago, it's all about survival not about honour, dignity, etc.  I see the last scene of this episode as a continuation of that - Oberyn wanted justice or it to mean something, whereas it should have been about simply him or me.

I think there are plenty of bright spots and uplifting things occurring they're just forgotten when this sort of episode happens.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on June 02, 2014, 12:04:41 PM
Maybe, but I'm happy having a show where nobody is safe.

To me it's not so much a question of who's "safe" or who isn't or even whether or not the winner of the duel was the hero or the villain. It's not particularly inventive or clever to be constantly writing the worst possible outcomes and every ten-penny horror movie has gruesome deaths and impressive looking gore.

Andy Greenwald over at Grantland probably summed it up better than I could:

Quote
But even in the midst of an epic, excellent season that has provided more wit, resonance, and emotion than I had previously thought possible, I am growing slightly weary of being taught the same merciless lesson again and again. I’d like to think that Charlie Brown had some grudging respect for Lucy the first time she pulled away the football. But the fifth?...Shocking us isn’t the same thing as challenging us. A simpleton with a rock might not need to explain himself, but a writer usually does. At this point, the most radical thing Game of Thrones could do is to make the audience exhale in relief.

http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/game-of-thrones-recap-the-rumble-in-the-red-keep/ (http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/game-of-thrones-recap-the-rumble-in-the-red-keep/)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 02, 2014, 02:09:46 PM

Anyone ever read Cormac McCarthy's The Road? There comes a point where grimness for grimness' sake is exhausting, not entertaining. As much as I like certain elements of the show, I think GoT is flirting with that this season.

I didn't read the book (and I don't watch/read GOT), but I saw the movie adaptation of The Road and it made me hate cinema for a little while.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: L K on June 02, 2014, 02:10:56 PM
I think part of the problem is the switch from the book to television creates a need to limit the slow filler components of the book.  The TV show follows te books fairly accurately but the let down deaths come a little slower because of the side stories.  I think that makes things a little more bearable from that sense.

Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on June 02, 2014, 02:23:31 PM
I think part of the problem is the switch from the book to television creates a need to limit the slow filler components of the book.  The TV show follows te books fairly accurately but the let down deaths come a little slower because of the side stories.  I think that makes things a little more bearable from that sense.

That may be but to clarify a bit, I'm not just referring to "let down" deaths but the tone of the show as a whole. A lot of what people might see as the season's bright points where things where good characters did bad things to bad people or terrible things happening to terrible people. If the tables had turned last night and the losing character had done the same thing to the winning character it still would have been fairly grim, even if the "good" guy had won.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 02, 2014, 09:33:33 PM
Man, John Oliver almost killed me this week when he addressed internet commenters on his show.

"Good evening, Monsters..."
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on June 02, 2014, 09:41:49 PM
Is it just me or are there correlations between 'Reek' and the Unsullied on Got ( tv )? Also, Sansa seems like she's finally growing up.

Yeah, The Road bummed me out, read it, watched it, I'm not exhausted by the Got tv writers yet, Arya is worth it alone.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on June 02, 2014, 10:16:13 PM
I loved The Road, book and film.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 02, 2014, 10:44:16 PM
I loved The Road, book and film.

We're done professionally.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: #1PilarFan on June 04, 2014, 05:58:13 PM
I think part of the problem is the switch from the book to television creates a need to limit the slow filler components of the book.  The TV show follows te books fairly accurately but the let down deaths come a little slower because of the side stories.  I think that makes things a little more bearable from that sense.

That may be but to clarify a bit, I'm not just referring to "let down" deaths but the tone of the show as a whole. A lot of what people might see as the season's bright points where things where good characters did bad things to bad people or terrible things happening to terrible people. If the tables had turned last night and the losing character had done the same thing to the winning character it still would have been fairly grim, even if the "good" guy had won.

I think that GoT's just good TV. It's sexy, fun and engaging. Yeah, there are horrible, gut-wrenching scenes and you feel like you can't really emotionally invest in characters - GRRM, Benioff and Weiss are masters at building characters up only to destroy them - but even that doesn't change that the show is extremely well done in almost every way. 

As a side note, I knew what was going to happen and I still found it to be the most disturbing thing I've ever seen.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: L K on June 30, 2014, 08:02:42 PM
Community gets its 6th season.  Yahoo is picking it up as a 13-episode online series.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on July 10, 2014, 10:54:18 AM
Emmy award nominations are out. Game of Thrones has 19 nominations but is going up against True Detective and the final season of Breaking bad:

http://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners (http://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners)

Happy to see Silicon Valley and Archer get nominated in their respective categories.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on July 10, 2014, 02:10:42 PM
Really can't believe that Tatiana Maslany got snubbed again. I know she was a massive long shot to win but I really expected a nomination this time around. Oh well.

And like Nik I'm glad that Archer finally got a nomination for outstanding animated program, although it's kinda funny it happened after what I felt was their weakest season.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on July 11, 2014, 07:02:32 PM
Emmy award nominations are out. Game of Thrones has 19 nominations but is going up against True Detective and the final season of Breaking bad:

http://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners (http://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners)

Happy to see Silicon Valley and Archer get nominated in their respective categories.

Silicon Valley was great! Hopefully there's more episodes in Season 2
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Rick Couchman on September 08, 2014, 06:35:36 PM
Sons of Anarchy tomorrow night, final season series premiere.  it's on SuperChannel - which I don't get.  Anyone know of a place to watch it live online?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 12, 2014, 08:56:40 PM
TWD Season 5 premiere in 4 minutes!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Joe S. on October 22, 2014, 11:49:56 AM
So I started watching Blacklist on netflix based on a few recommendations that this is a great show. I'm about 15 episodes into the first season.

Is it just me or is this a ridiculous program? This might be the best produced terrible show I've ever watched. The FBI are a a bunch of bumbling fools, and apparently every super criminal finds there way to wherever this show is based... Washington, Virginia? Whatever.

I guess after having just finished such a well written show like house of cards, this just feels like such a random mess.

Does it get better, is there an actual payoff?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on October 22, 2014, 01:59:55 PM

I just finished watching the first season of the first Amazon show to go to series, Transparent, and I can't recommend it highly enough. I've got no experience with the central issue but there are a couple of really excellent performances at the center of it by Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light especially. I'd be shocked if it weren't a major player for next year's Emmys.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on November 30, 2014, 08:27:51 PM
For those of you with young kids, don't forget to watch/record Pixar's "Toy Story that Time Forgot", the half-hour Toy Story special that's being televised on Tuesday Dec. 2 on ABC and CityTV, I believe.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 01, 2014, 12:26:21 AM
(spoiler / jerk alert)
RIP BETH

Edit: try and be considerate.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: AlmosGirl on December 01, 2014, 04:14:27 PM
Sons of Anarchy tomorrow night, final season series premiere.  it's on SuperChannel - which I don't get.  Anyone know of a place to watch it live online?

Rick, I know this is late but I believe you can watch it on Series Cravings shortly after it airs?! My co-worker watches it there.

2 shows left!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 01, 2014, 08:20:14 PM
TWD spoiler:

http://www.people.com/article/the-article-explains-why-this-is-a-dick-thing-to-do (http://www.people.com/article/the-walking-dead-beth-dies-amc-facebook-spoilers-coda)

mod edit.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on December 09, 2014, 12:06:21 AM
Newrooms spoiler:

:-(

Charlie.

RIP

mod edit: We really need a spoilers tag here :)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on December 09, 2014, 08:24:58 AM
Newrooms spoiler:

I definitely didn't see that coming. Even when the heart attack happened I didn't think he'd be gone-gone. Very curious to see how the show ends. I've thought this season has been very good.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 09, 2014, 09:35:03 AM
Newrooms spoiler:



I laugh at how riled up critics get about the show.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 09, 2014, 10:00:01 AM
Newrooms spoiler:

<spoiler snipped>

Same here. That was a shock. I wish the show got a longer run.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on December 09, 2014, 10:03:26 AM
Same here. That was a shock. I wish the show got a longer run.

I had no idea that this season was only 6 episodes until I watched E5.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on December 09, 2014, 11:19:55 AM
Yeah, I hold out hope that the fact they run a few years behind means they might bring it back, Sorkin really is fantastic at TV. The West Wing and Studio 60 are great too.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on January 06, 2015, 01:33:35 PM
Has anyone else taken the (dark) plunge into Black Mirror?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Arn on January 07, 2015, 06:00:28 AM
I've watched the first 3 on Netflix. I think the second one was my favourite, but they're all very good. Incredibly dark as you say, but worryingly not too far off the mark!

I'm not sure if it's sci-fi or satire!
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on January 19, 2015, 03:27:41 AM
Goodbye Charlie Farquarhason.  Don Harron, iconic Canadian actor, who made famous his alter-ego Charlie Farquaharson, passed away at his home at the age of 90.

Harron appeared as Farquarharson on U.S. television, specifically on "Hee Haw", a quasi country music/comedy/variety show that ran from the very early '70's to the very early '90's (25 years in syndication), and featured the likes of Goldie Hawn, Roy Clark, Buck Owens, Gordie Tapp, etc. 


Harron was also instrumental in helping to bring the Canadian classic "Anne of Green Gables" to television.


For more:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/don-harron-canadian-entertainment-icon-dead-at-90-1.2916802 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/don-harron-canadian-entertainment-icon-dead-at-90-1.2916802)


Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on February 10, 2015, 07:03:43 PM
First Colbert, now Stewart:

http://www.avclub.com/article/jon-stewart-says-hes-leaving-daily-show-215070

Brutal.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on February 10, 2015, 07:35:36 PM
Who else watched the first two episodes of 'Better Call Saul'?  Gotta say it exceeded my expectations.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Coco-puffs on February 11, 2015, 09:24:14 AM
Who else watched the first two episodes of 'Better Call Saul'?  Gotta say it exceeded my expectations.

As a huge Breaking Bad fan, I was also a bit skeptical going in.  But it definitely exceeded my expectations- lets hope it continues to do so.  Bringing back Tuco, one of my favourite characters from BB definitely helped :)
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on February 11, 2015, 12:37:39 PM
Yeah, I was skeptical too, but I trust Vince Gilligan too, he's obviously pretty precious regarding the show given its source material.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: L K on February 11, 2015, 01:51:05 PM
I think a lot of worry about Better Call Saul was that he was often the comic relief next to Cranston and Paul.  In reality he had a lot of depth to his character and while he certainly was comical I think there was a lot of insecurity in him too.  Taking him back to his roots when he wasn't as adept at maneuvering the legal system/and underground is a great way to bring that more into light. 

That and I just really like Bob Odenkirk.  I'm really excited for the Mr. Show reunion that is supposed to be coming out.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on February 11, 2015, 02:05:30 PM
ill have to give better call saul another shot. I turned it off about 40 minutes in to first episode. wasnt diggin at all
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on February 11, 2015, 04:51:54 PM
Yeah, I was skeptical too, but I trust Vince Gilligan too, he's obviously pretty precious regarding the show given its source material.

Plus, as in Breaking Bad, it's just so beautifully shot.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on February 12, 2015, 10:16:44 AM
[youtube]mGsC_LO3oFY#t=102[/youtube]
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Tigger on February 12, 2015, 10:04:34 PM
Saul was good, like LK said, Odenkirk is fantastic. I always think of this tag/promo for Blood into Wine when I think of Bob.

[youtube]GrcDwXVRi-I[/youtube]

Has anyone else taken the (dark) plunge into Black Mirror?

Thanks for that!

I've enjoyed Fortitude recently and the Sunny in Philly episode 'Charlie Work' was amazing, De Palma would've been proud.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on February 17, 2015, 04:32:52 PM
Ooh la la...

[youtube]5rI60c-Z3nU[/youtube]



Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on February 24, 2015, 10:55:04 AM
Yeah, I was skeptical too, but I trust Vince Gilligan too, he's obviously pretty precious regarding the show given its source material.

Plus, as in Breaking Bad, it's just so beautifully shot.

I think the past two episodes have been fantastic.

Netflix has ruined me though, this waiting a week between shows is terrible.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Darryl on March 02, 2015, 04:49:11 PM
The joys of binge watching House of Cards season 3 has now been replaced by the sadness that I will have to wait another year for more episodes.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Bender on March 03, 2015, 12:52:57 PM
Roommates are plowing through House of Cards without me. Ugh. Season 3 seems way better than season 2 though.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on March 10, 2015, 05:11:48 AM
Jonathan Banks had better win an Emmy for that, amazing performance.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on March 18, 2015, 10:30:46 PM

Anyone else watch The Jinx? If you haven't and are into documentaries/True Crime at all I'd recommend it pretty highly. Pretty incredible story and the ending was downright remarkable. 
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on March 20, 2015, 03:53:51 AM

Anyone else watch The Jinx? If you haven't and are into documentaries/True Crime at all I'd recommend it pretty highly. Pretty incredible story and the ending was downright remarkable. 

It was fantastic.

Very early on he said something that raised a massive red flag, he was asked about a search of a lake near his house and he responded that they where "looking for her body parts" or words to that effect.

At no point was the subject of her being less than whole ever touched on, it really gave me chills.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 22, 2015, 02:53:16 PM
Anyone see the latest episode of 30 for 30 "I hate Christian Laettner" yet?
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Post by: Nik Bethune on March 22, 2015, 05:43:28 PM
It was fantastic.

Very early on he said something that raised a massive red flag, he was asked about a search of a lake near his house and he responded that they where "looking for her body parts" or words to that effect.

At no point was the subject of her being less than whole ever touched on, it really gave me chills.

Yeah, the interviews with him were really some of the most disturbing things I've ever seen. It's been fun afterwards to read up on some of the things that the series didn't touch on that paint an even more bizarre picture of him.
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on March 22, 2015, 06:02:46 PM
Yeah, the dogs going missing before Kathie was a huge red flag, the judge commenting that the dismemberment was not done by a first timer etc.
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Post by: Andy on March 25, 2015, 01:41:26 PM
Really enjoying the two new comedies; 'Last man on earth' and 'man seeking woman.' The latter is so creative and the finale was absolutely fantastic. The former is a cool premise headed by a great Will Forte and Kristen Schaal.

Both are probably not for everyone but it's good to see some actual quality and creative comedies on t.v.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on March 25, 2015, 03:17:53 PM
Really enjoying the two new comedies; 'Last man on earth' and 'man seeking woman.' The latter is so creative and the finale was absolutely fantastic. The former is a cool premise headed by a great Will Forte and Kristen Schaal.

I'm really interested in Last Man on Earth. Aside from not looking or sounding like anything you'd typically see on TV it presents an interesting question. So far they've sort of gotten by with throwing hand grenades into the premise and SPOILER ended nearly every episode with a new character showing up and changing the dynamic. It'll be interesting to see what the show is like once they sort of settle in and try coming up with 13 or so episodes per year with an existing framework.
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Post by: bustaheims on March 25, 2015, 04:21:20 PM
Really enjoying the two new comedies; 'Last man on earth' and 'man seeking woman.' The latter is so creative and the finale was absolutely fantastic. The former is a cool premise headed by a great Will Forte and Kristen Schaal.

Both are probably not for everyone but it's good to see some actual quality and creative comedies on t.v.

Man Seeking Woman was so incredibly over-the-top weird. I loved it.
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Post by: Andy on March 25, 2015, 04:47:29 PM
Really enjoying the two new comedies; 'Last man on earth' and 'man seeking woman.' The latter is so creative and the finale was absolutely fantastic. The former is a cool premise headed by a great Will Forte and Kristen Schaal.

I'm really interested in Last Man on Earth. Aside from not looking or sounding like anything you'd typically see on TV it presents an interesting question. So far they've sort of gotten by with throwing hand grenades into the premise and SPOILER ended nearly every episode with a new character showing up and changing the dynamic. It'll be interesting to see what the show is like once they sort of settle in and try coming up with 13 or so episodes per year with an existing framework.

Yea I'd definitely like to see what they can do with the premise aside from Phil trying to "SPOILER" obliviously court January Jones "END SPOILER"
There are alot of possibilities though and Forte is so good.
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Post by: Darryl on March 26, 2015, 02:26:49 PM
Anyone see the latest episode of 30 for 30 "I hate Christian Laettner" yet?
Nope but when it comes to Netflix I am sure I will. Still trying to shake the sleep off from the "Of Miracles and Men" probably the worst 30 for 30 I have watched.
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Post by: Potvin29 on March 26, 2015, 03:00:22 PM
Anyone see the latest episode of 30 for 30 "I hate Christian Laettner" yet?
Nope but when it comes to Netflix I am sure I will. Still trying to shake the sleep off from the "Of Miracles and Men" probably the worst 30 for 30 I have watched.

Really?  I enjoyed that one.  Certainly gave me a new perspective of some of the oft-repeated myths surrounding the 72 Summit Series from a Canadian perspective.
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on March 26, 2015, 06:37:05 PM
Yeah, I thought it was fantastic.

I've always viewed that series through an obviously skewed Canadian lens. It was nice to be able to view it from both sides.

Also the history of Russian hockey was very interesting.
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Post by: Potvin29 on March 26, 2015, 09:42:10 PM
Yeah, I thought it was fantastic.

I've always viewed that series through an obviously skewed Canadian lens. It was nice to be able to. Jew it from both sides.

Also the history of Russian hockey was very interesting.

That autocorrect is most unfortunate.
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on March 26, 2015, 09:46:50 PM
Haha Sorry about that.
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Post by: bustaheims on March 26, 2015, 10:06:52 PM
Haha Sorry about that.

As one of the resident MoTs, I demand reparations! :P
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on March 26, 2015, 10:34:00 PM
Haha Sorry about that.

As one of the resident MoTs, I demand reparations! :P

Of course!

Shoot me your email and I'll send you a Timmy's gift card.  ;)
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Post by: bustaheims on March 26, 2015, 10:40:05 PM
Of course!

Shoot me your email and I'll send you a Timmy's gift card.  ;)

If only I was a coffee drinker . . . I'll let you off with a warning, this time.
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on March 26, 2015, 10:52:25 PM
Of course!

Shoot me your email and I'll send you a Timmy's gift card.  ;)

If only I was a coffee drinker . . . I'll let you off with a warning, this time.

You are too kind!  ;D

Back on topic, everyone still loving Better Call Saul?

Perhaps it's because I have prior investment in the characters, but it's right up there with Breaking Bad for me.
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Post by: CarltonTheBear on March 27, 2015, 09:23:05 AM
Back on topic, everyone still loving Better Call Saul?

Perhaps it's because I have prior investment in the characters, but it's right up there with Breaking Bad for me.

It's weird, I absolutely loved Breaking Bad, like everyone else of course. But I just haven't had even the slightly desire to watched BCS yet. I'm sure that once I do dive in I'll love it, but I don't know I have all the episodes I just haven't put one on yet. Just too much great TV out there right now, it's really a problem haha. At this point I'll just wait until the season finishes I think.
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Post by: Potvin29 on March 27, 2015, 09:30:28 AM
Yeah I'm still loving it.  It's different enough to stand on it's own but it's got enough of the same touches from the cinematography/filming perspective as Breaking Bad to be of that same series.
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Post by: Rob on March 27, 2015, 09:53:37 AM
Back on topic, everyone still loving Better Call Saul?

Perhaps it's because I have prior investment in the characters, but it's right up there with Breaking Bad for me.

It's weird, I absolutely loved Breaking Bad, like everyone else of course. But I just haven't had even the slightly desire to watched BCS yet. I'm sure that once I do dive in I'll love it, but I don't know I have all the episodes I just haven't put one on yet. Just too much great TV out there right now, it's really a problem haha. At this point I'll just wait until the season finishes I think.

I was a little worried at first that Better Call Saul was going to be crap.  These spin off type shows have a high probability of being crap.

So far every episode has been great.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on March 27, 2015, 10:13:37 AM
Back on topic, everyone still loving Better Call Saul?

Perhaps it's because I have prior investment in the characters, but it's right up there with Breaking Bad for me.

I think it's been really enjoyable but I wouldn't put it up there with Breaking Bad just yet. The thing that's...troubling is probably the wrong word but at least noteworthy is that I think the show has been at it's strongest when fleshing out the backstories of characters we're already invested in because of BB(the Mike episode in particular). I don't know how firm it is on standing on it's own two feet yet or how successful it's been in making me care about new characters like Jimmy's brother or girlfriend.

Also, Bob Odenkirk has been terrific but he's also in his 50's and looks it. Would it really shatter that 4th wall to cast another actor for the scenes where Jimmy is supposed to be in his 20's?
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Post by: CarltonTheBear on March 27, 2015, 10:18:51 AM
Also, Bob Odenkirk has been terrific but he's also in his 50's and looks it. Would it really shatter that 4th wall to cast another actor for the scenes where Jimmy is supposed to be in his 20's?

Funny you mention that. The show I decided to start instead of BSC was Empire. They're having the exact same problem when they do flashbacks with Terrence Howard. They seem to think that putting a bandana or hat on somebody de-ages them 20 years.
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Post by: AvroArrow on March 27, 2015, 10:55:50 AM
I tried watching Breaking Bad, but only made it a few episodes before I was bored out of my mind.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on March 27, 2015, 11:05:49 AM
Also, Bob Odenkirk has been terrific but he's also in his 50's and looks it. Would it really shatter that 4th wall to cast another actor for the scenes where Jimmy is supposed to be in his 20's?

Funny you mention that. The show I decided to start instead of BSC was Empire. They're having the exact same problem when they do flashbacks with Terrence Howard. They seem to think that putting a bandana or hat on somebody de-ages them 20 years.

The thing that sort of emphasizes it on Better Call Saul is that it's already supposed to be a prequel to Breaking Bad so we're already supposed to be buying him as being in his late 30's or thereabouts but then they cut to even further back and it's a little jarring. Especially because Bob Odenkirk was on Mr. Show 20 years ago so I know what he looked like at that age.
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Post by: bustaheims on March 27, 2015, 11:35:23 AM
I tried watching Breaking Bad, but only made it a few episodes before I was bored out of my mind.

I felt the same way, but I stuck with it and I'm glad I did. It took a little while to pick up, but, that helped it a lot. It really built the characters and got you to invest in them. It's a character drama, and they tend to be a little slower.

I haven't really watched Better Call Saul, though. I tried the first episode, and I realized that I really didn't care about how the character became who he was in Breaking Bad. He wasn't a character I felt invested in.
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on March 27, 2015, 04:54:48 PM
I'm about half way through the first season of Fargo, loving it so far. Martin Freeman is excellent.

Back to BCS, that's my major issue with it too Nik, it always takes you out of the story a little because you can't help but acknowledge there is no way he is believable as a 20 something. With that being said, I think it's been great so far, especially the Mike episode, Banks deserves and Emmy for that.
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Post by: AvroArrow on March 27, 2015, 04:59:28 PM
I tried watching Breaking Bad, but only made it a few episodes before I was bored out of my mind.

I felt the same way, but I stuck with it and I'm glad I did. It took a little while to pick up, but, that helped it a lot. It really built the characters and got you to invest in them. It's a character drama, and they tend to be a little slower.

And I knew it was slow to get going, since someone else mentioned it before in this thread.  However, with Netflix, there are just too many other options to sit through the boredom until it gets better.
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Post by: Andy on March 27, 2015, 05:42:08 PM
Saul has been fantastic. I agree with Patrick, I think it could reach BB levels. And I'm curious to see what started Jimmy's brother's physchosis, and how that transpires too.
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Post by: L K on March 27, 2015, 06:15:36 PM
I think I'm just done with weekly serial programming to be honest.  Based on the amount of time I spend on here it probably seems like I don't do anything but I really just don't have the ability to commit to sitting down and watching a show on a weekly basis.  I do a lot of my show watching/posting when I'm also doing my multiple hours of nightly paperwork and sometimes the slow trickle of a show is enough to make me choose other options.  I liked the first few episodes of Better Call Saul but they are also about character development and those early episodes often lag in good seasons. 

I think I'm just going to wait for the whole season to come out and pseudo binge watch it.
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Post by: Darryl on March 29, 2015, 01:18:37 PM
Anyone see the latest episode of 30 for 30 "I hate Christian Laettner" yet?
Nope but when it comes to Netflix I am sure I will. Still trying to shake the sleep off from the "Of Miracles and Men" probably the worst 30 for 30 I have watched.

Really?  I enjoyed that one.  Certainly gave me a new perspective of some of the oft-repeated myths surrounding the 72 Summit Series from a Canadian perspective.

There is no denying there was some interesting info in the doc. I particularly liked the the part showing Lake Placid's garbage athlete's village that is now a prison. Overall though I found the presentation very dry, Daniels a very monotone narrator and just unbalanced its mix.

My personal favourite 30 for 30s are: Pony Express, Fab Five, Elway to Marino and Big Shot.
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Post by: seahawk on March 29, 2015, 07:29:36 PM
My own 30 for 30 favourites are Guru of Go (Loyola Marymount) which was on last night, The 16th Man (Rugby World Cup in South Africa), and Once Brothers (break up of Yugoslavia and its impact on the friendship of Vlade Divac and Drazen Petrovic).
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Post by: Nik Bethune on March 29, 2015, 10:49:36 PM

I really liked The Two Escobars, Winning Time, June 17th 1994 and whatever the one was about the Holmes/Ali fight.
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Post by: Bullfrog on March 30, 2015, 08:48:17 AM
Part-way through episode 5 of The Jinx.

Man, he's creepy.  Enjoying the series, even knowing the spoiler.
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Post by: CarltonTheBear on March 30, 2015, 09:16:05 AM
Trevor Noah has been picked to take over the Daily Show when Jon Stewart leaves later this year. Bit of an unexpected pick as he's only had 3 appearances on the show so far. He hosted a Late Night talk show in Africa, so he's got a bit of experience there. To be honest outside of John Oliver I probably wouldn't have been super excited about any pick to replace Jon, but at least I don't dislike this one so that's a good start.
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Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on March 30, 2015, 09:55:05 AM
Trevor Noah has been picked to take over the Daily Show when Jon Stewart leaves later this year. Bit of an unexpected pick as he's only had 3 appearances on the show so far. He hosted a Late Night talk show in Africa, so he's got a bit of experience there. To be honest outside of John Oliver I probably wouldn't have been super excited about any pick to replace Jon, but at least I don't dislike this one so that's a good start.

He became fairly popular in the UK quite a few years ago, I enjoy his stand-up. I am sure they like his crossover appeal, they can market him to an urban audience and as he talks about in his stand-up he's the type of black guy that is accessible to racists. ;)

Part-way through episode 5 of The Jinx.

Man, he's creepy.  Enjoying the series, even knowing the spoiler.

Glad you're enjoying it.

On the advice of a few people I know who enjoyed "Serial" and "The Jinx" I've started watching a show called "The Staircase".

I am only two episodes in, but already it's compelling viewing, those who enjoyed the aforementioned will likely enjoy it.

http://documentarystorm.com/the-staircase/
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: herman on April 14, 2015, 02:04:25 PM
Everyone: watch Daredevil (Netflix).
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Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 14, 2015, 02:13:24 PM
Everyone: watch Daredevil (Netflix).

God yes. I think I'm 8 episodes in, I really can't believe how good it is.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on April 14, 2015, 03:44:10 PM

Yeah, I'm pleasantly surprised myself. I never thought Marvel would let someone get that dark/violent with one of their properties but they're certainly holding nothing back.
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Post by: herman on April 14, 2015, 04:06:30 PM
I can't stop. It's a bit like Arrow in its premise and themes, but with the realistic violence found on The Americans.

The pacing, characterization, acting, very judicious use of CGI, and feature film level choreography is bumping this up to one of the best series I've ever seen. That title sequence (by the same guys who did True Detective) and haunting score are stellar as well.
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Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 14, 2015, 04:12:03 PM
The pacing, characterization, acting, very judicious use of CGI, and feature film level choreography is bumping this up to one of the best series I've ever seen. That title sequence (by the same guys who did True Detective) and haunting score are stellar as well.

I knew those titles seemed familiar! Did you read that the fight in the apartment hallway in episode 2 was all done in a single take?
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Post by: herman on April 14, 2015, 04:25:18 PM
The pacing, characterization, acting, very judicious use of CGI, and feature film level choreography is bumping this up to one of the best series I've ever seen. That title sequence (by the same guys who did True Detective) and haunting score are stellar as well.

I knew those titles seemed familiar! Did you read that the fight in the apartment hallway in episode 2 was all done in a single take?

Yeah. I was already sold on the show in the first episode, but this scene sealed the deal.

Slashfilm: Daredevil Fight Scene: How They Pulled Off That Five and a Half Minute Shot (http://www.slashfilm.com/daredevil-fight-scene/)
Observer: ‘Daredevil’ Stunt Coordinator on Designing a One-Shot Fight Scene for a Blind Hero (http://observer.com/2015/04/daredevil-stunt-coordinator-on-designing-a-one-shot-fight-scene-for-a-blind-hero/)
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Post by: mr grieves on April 15, 2015, 03:57:28 AM
Really lovely ending to Justified tonight.
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Post by: L K on April 15, 2015, 05:56:53 AM
I'm only 3 episodes into Daredevil but for me Marvel just seems so far ahead of DC in terms of movie/TV adaptation that it isn't even a competition. 
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Post by: Mr. Leaf on April 15, 2015, 06:57:00 AM
Everyone: watch Daredevil (Netflix).
Just finished episode 6 last night.  As a lifelong reader of the Daredevil comics, I'm loving it! 
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Post by: Stickytape on April 15, 2015, 11:09:57 AM
I'm only 3 episodes into Daredevil but for me Marvel just seems so far ahead of DC in terms of movie/TV adaptation that it isn't even a competition.

DC has the better animated stuff, but Marvel is dominating the live-action for sure.

What really impresses me is that Marvel keeps innovating. The second Captain America was essentially a political/spy thriller, Ant Man will be a heist film, Guardians of the Galaxy was a light-hearted space romp and an almost total departure from their usual MO, they're bringing Spidey into the mix, and now they have this 5-year deal with Netflix that is looking like pure gold.

Meanwhile, DC is still trying to figure out what went right with The Dark Knight.
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Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2015, 11:35:28 AM
I'm only 3 episodes into Daredevil but for me Marvel just seems so far ahead of DC in terms of movie/TV adaptation that it isn't even a competition.

I'm four episodes in. I won't spoil anything, but there's a scene in ep.4 that, ya, well. Somewhat intense.
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Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 15, 2015, 12:36:21 PM
DC has the better animated stuff, but Marvel is dominating the live-action for sure.

What really impresses me is that Marvel keeps innovating. The second Captain America was essentially a political/spy thriller, Ant Man will be a heist film, Guardians of the Galaxy was a light-hearted space romp and an almost total departure from their usual MO, they're bringing Spidey into the mix, and now they have this 5-year deal with Netflix that is looking like pure gold.

Meanwhile, DC is still trying to figure out what went right with The Dark Knight.

The Flash and Arrow are both fantastic television as well. And while I know people aren't too happy with the fact that they're doing it backwards, I'm pretty excited to see what DC's movie universe will bring. BvS and Suicide Squad both have a ton of potential.
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Post by: herman on April 15, 2015, 01:17:14 PM
DC has the better animated stuff, but Marvel is dominating the live-action for sure.

What really impresses me is that Marvel keeps innovating. The second Captain America was essentially a political/spy thriller, Ant Man will be a heist film, Guardians of the Galaxy was a light-hearted space romp and an almost total departure from their usual MO, they're bringing Spidey into the mix, and now they have this 5-year deal with Netflix that is looking like pure gold.

Meanwhile, DC is still trying to figure out what went right with The Dark Knight.

The Flash and Arrow are both fantastic television as well. And while I know people aren't too happy with the fact that they're doing it backwards, I'm pretty excited to see what DC's movie universe will bring. BvS and Suicide Squad both have a ton of potential.

Stickytape kinda nailed it with his comments about Marvel's Cinematic Universe. They're comic book movies, but the comic book aspect is merely a framework for them to apply to any other genre film. I think credit there has to go to Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon in implementing the unified MCU vision throughout their properties.

Flash and Arrow definitely learned from the mistakes of Smallville's very long run and made those shows more about character(s) than about the powers and abilities. They quickly set the table with episodic villains of the week and laid out clues for the long game that kicks into gear at the volta around episode 6-8. Zack Synder's films have yet to grasp this, looking more for visual set pieces to show off a slow-mo comic frame.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on April 15, 2015, 09:13:26 PM
Really lovely ending to Justified tonight.

I just got a chance to catch it and I agree it was very well done. A little on the nose in some places maybe but it was a solid wrap up to a really good show.
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Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 16, 2015, 11:50:54 PM
DC has the better animated stuff, but Marvel is dominating the live-action for sure.

What really impresses me is that Marvel keeps innovating. The second Captain America was essentially a political/spy thriller, Ant Man will be a heist film, Guardians of the Galaxy was a light-hearted space romp and an almost total departure from their usual MO, they're bringing Spidey into the mix, and now they have this 5-year deal with Netflix that is looking like pure gold.

Meanwhile, DC is still trying to figure out what went right with The Dark Knight.

The Flash and Arrow are both fantastic television as well. And while I know people aren't too happy with the fact that they're doing it backwards, I'm pretty excited to see what DC's movie universe will bring. BvS and Suicide Squad both have a ton of potential.

Stickytape kinda nailed it with his comments about Marvel's Cinematic Universe. They're comic book movies, but the comic book aspect is merely a framework for them to apply to any other genre film. I think credit there has to go to Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon in implementing the unified MCU vision throughout their properties.

Flash and Arrow definitely learned from the mistakes of Smallville's very long run and made those shows more about character(s) than about the powers and abilities. They quickly set the table with episodic villains of the week and laid out clues for the long game that kicks into gear at the volta around episode 6-8. Zack Synder's films have yet to grasp this, looking more for visual set pieces to show off a slow-mo comic frame.

I don't like where Arrow is currently going.  I think it would be better if they focused more on the past.
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Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 16, 2015, 11:53:25 PM
Sorry, I'm late to the party, but has there already been a discussion about Fear the Walking Dead yet?
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Post by: bustaheims on April 17, 2015, 11:04:26 AM
I don't like where Arrow is currently going.  I think it would be better if they focused more on the past.

I don't agree. I think if they focus too much on the past, they'll really get to point where it's ridiculous someone he knows didn't run into him during all the time he was off the island. I'm not a huge fan of the current flashback timeline they're using. It's really pushing things.

I don't love the fact that they're basically trying to make him Batman, but, the reality is that he is basically a mashup of Robin Hood and Batman.
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Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 17, 2015, 01:31:19 PM
I don't like where Arrow is currently going.  I think it would be better if they focused more on the past.

I don't agree. I think if they focus too much on the past, they'll really get to point where it's ridiculous someone he knows didn't run into him during all the time he was off the island. I'm not a huge fan of the current flashback timeline they're using. It's really pushing things.

I don't love the fact that they're basically trying to make him Batman, but, the reality is that he is basically a mashup of Robin Hood and Batman.

True.  I just don't like the Ra's al Ghul thing.  Mainly because they say his name every two minutes in every show.  Almost like they want to make a drinking game from it.  I found that with Mirakuru storyline as well though.
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Post by: bustaheims on April 17, 2015, 11:26:55 PM
BvS and Suicide Squad both have a ton of potential.

I think they're trying to do way too much with Batman vs Superman. Throwing way too many characters into the mix. Also, if the trailer that came out today is any indication, it's going to be another dark, gritty and joyless DC movie. That's a tone that works really well for Batman - because, really, that's what he is - but Superman is supposed to be more upbeat, as are many of their other properties. Especially the Suicide Squad. If they can't inject some fun into a movie that's essentially headlined by the Joker and Harley Quinn . . .
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Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 17, 2015, 11:35:44 PM
I think they're trying to do way too much with Batman vs Superman. Throwing way too many characters into the mix. Also, if the trailer that came out today is any indication, it's going to be another dark, gritty and joyless DC movie. That's a tone that works really well for Batman - because, really, that's what he is - but Superman is supposed to be more upbeat, as are many of their other properties. Especially the Suicide Squad. If they can't inject some fun into a movie that's essentially headlined by the Joker and Harley Quinn . . .

Honestly I kind of like that DC is taking a completely different approach to superhero movies by being dark and gritty. I mean there's going to be like 8 different superhero movies a year, I want some variety there. And I really like the whole 'should Supes be trusted' idea that BvS seems to be exploring. Definitely a very different take that we haven't seen before (although Captain America 3 could also be looking at something like that).

As for the too many characters/Spiderman-3 syndrome, well we'll have to see exactly how that plays out. It could definitely be a problem, but I feel like all the non-Superman/Batman/Wonder Women characters likely won't have too big of a role in BvS.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: L K on April 18, 2015, 07:45:41 AM
I'm only 3 episodes into Daredevil but for me Marvel just seems so far ahead of DC in terms of movie/TV adaptation that it isn't even a competition.

I'm four episodes in. I won't spoil anything, but there's a scene in ep.4 that, ya, well. Somewhat intense.

Yeah so D'Onofrio is great in this series.
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Post by: herman on April 18, 2015, 07:57:19 AM
An ensemble cast can be effective, but DC/Synder might be doing it backwards.

On the MCU side, they introduced most of the Avengers in solo films, or cameos in other solo films, so there was no need to spend time on individual exposition. DC has Batman and Superman set up (although really only Superman/Cavill in this particular universe), but they're including Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, and probably a new Green Lantern in a story titled Batman v Superman, which really ought to be an indepth character study of contrasting ideologies and similarities in goals and the loneliness that comes from that vocation.

On Arrow season 3, we're seeing some of the unevenness that comes from shoehorning too big a plot and too many characters into play (basically going too big for the character's premise). It's success came from tight (mostly) contained plots that dovetailed with Olivers growth into heroism.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 18, 2015, 11:42:53 AM
As for the too many characters/Spiderman-3 syndrome, well we'll have to see exactly how that plays out. It could definitely be a problem, but I feel like all the non-Superman/Batman/Wonder Women characters likely won't have too big of a role in BvS.

Yeah, but that kind of brings me to ask "why both with them then?" I mean, if they're just going to kind of be there, what's the point? Also, the world going from having 1 super powered being to suddenly have like a dozen superhero types? Is everyone like "hey, this Superman guy is out there, now I can be too?"
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on April 18, 2015, 11:52:01 AM
Honestly I kind of like that DC is taking a completely different approach to superhero movies by being dark and gritty. I mean there's going to be like 8 different superhero movies a year, I want some variety there. And I really like the whole 'should Supes be trusted' idea that BvS seems to be exploring. Definitely a very different take that we haven't seen before (although Captain America 3 could also be looking at something like that).

I think though that the key word Busta used there was joyless. A move being dark and a movie being humourless aren't two sides of the same coin. Take a Tarantino movie, frequently dark, frequently very funny. Heck, look at the Daredevil series we're talking about.

I think any movie, no matter how dark it's intended to be, should always look at humour or lightheartedness as a club in the bag. You don't have to use it often but you need it there for when circumstances demand it. It's one of the reasons why Heath Ledger's performance in the Dark Knight stands out so much. He seems like the only person who's having any fun.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 18, 2015, 12:07:43 PM
Yeah, but that kind of brings me to ask "why both with them then?" I mean, if they're just going to kind of be there, what's the point? Also, the world going from having 1 super powered being to suddenly have like a dozen superhero types? Is everyone like "hey, this Superman guy is out there, now I can be too?"

I mean doesn't that kind of make sense in a real world type situation?

As for the dozens of characters, that's a bit of an exaggeration isn't it? Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are all confirmed and they'll be the key characters. The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg have been cast but their roles in the movie aren't know yet. What's the point of them being there? I don't know yet, nobody does really. I think that's my biggest problem with the talk about this movie. It seemed like 95% of people just decided to hate it the second it was announced. I had a friend tell me that he hated to admit that the trailer looked great. Why on earth would anybody feel like that?
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 18, 2015, 12:09:41 PM
As for the too many characters/Spiderman-3 syndrome, well we'll have to see exactly how that plays out. It could definitely be a problem, but I feel like all the non-Superman/Batman/Wonder Women characters likely won't have too big of a role in BvS.

Yeah, but that kind of brings me to ask "why both with them then?" I mean, if they're just going to kind of be there, what's the point? Also, the world going from having 1 super powered being to suddenly have like a dozen superhero types? Is everyone like "hey, this Superman guy is out there, now I can be too?"

I  think continuity has always been DC's problem.  They started off flawed in the beginning when they tried to keep a golden age set of their heroes around and then when that got messy, they tried to merge it all in to one with the Crisis on Infinite Earths series.  That resulted in more mess, which I assume eventually lead to the new 52.  It's an assumption because I stopped reading DC comics after Crisis.  The only series I picked up was the Death of Superman series, which IMHO is a set of movies that DC should really do.  For me it's hard to make Superman compelling because he is just too powerful.  I like my heroes to face adversity, and have to make the hard choice to do the right thing.  Superman doesn't really have to do that.     
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: herman on April 19, 2015, 07:48:52 AM
As for the too many characters/Spiderman-3 syndrome, well we'll have to see exactly how that plays out. It could definitely be a problem, but I feel like all the non-Superman/Batman/Wonder Women characters likely won't have too big of a role in BvS.

Yeah, but that kind of brings me to ask "why both with them then?" I mean, if they're just going to kind of be there, what's the point? Also, the world going from having 1 super powered being to suddenly have like a dozen superhero types? Is everyone like "hey, this Superman guy is out there, now I can be too?"

I  think continuity has always been DC's problem.  They started off flawed in the beginning when they tried to keep a golden age set of their heroes around and then when that got messy, they tried to merge it all in to one with the Crisis on Infinite Earths series.  That resulted in more mess, which I assume eventually lead to the new 52.  It's an assumption because I stopped reading DC comics after Crisis.  The only series I picked up was the Death of Superman series, which IMHO is a set of movies that DC should really do.  For me it's hard to make Superman compelling because he is just too powerful.  I like my heroes to face adversity, and have to make the hard choice to do the right thing.  Superman doesn't really have to do that.   

Have you read the Injustice: Gods Among Us series? It's the comic companion to the video game. The Superman portrayal in that book is compelling because he goes off the rails and uses his near omnipotence to bring about 'world peace'. The DC universe is then fractured into two camps: Superman's and Batman's.
Title: Re: The Official TV Thread
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 19, 2015, 11:40:31 AM
As for the too many characters/Spiderman-3 syndrome, well we'll have to see exactly how that plays out. It could definitely be a problem, but I feel like all the non-Superman/Batman/Wonder Women characters likely won't have too big of a role in BvS.

Yeah, but that kind of brings me to ask "why both with them then?" I mean, if they're just going to kind of be there, what's the point? Also, the world going from having 1 super powered being to suddenly have like a dozen superhero types? Is everyone like "hey, this Superman guy is out there, now I can be too?"

I  think continuity has always been DC's problem.  They started off flawed in the beginning when they tried to keep a golden age set of their heroes around and then when that got messy, they tried to merge it all in to one with the Crisis on Infinite Earths series.  That resulted in more mess, which I assume eventually lead to the new 52.  It's an assumption because I stopped reading DC comics after Crisis.  The only series I picked up was the Death of Superman series, which IMHO is a set of movies that DC should really do.  For me it's hard to make Superman compelling because he is just too powerful.  I like my heroes to face adversity, and have to make the hard choice to do the right thing.  Superman doesn't really have to do that.   

Have you read the Injustice: Gods Among Us series? It's the comic companion to the video game. The Superman portrayal in that book is compelling because he goes off the rails and uses his near omnipotence to bring about 'world peace'. The DC universe is then fractured into two camps: Superman's and Batman's.

No, but it does intrigue me.  Doesn't Alfred take a Superman pill an