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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

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NBC CANCELS "MERCY" & "TRAUMA": http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/; "LAW & ORDER" OFFICIALLY CANCELED. LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT" IS RENEWED AND NEW SPIN-OFF "L&O: LOS ANGELES" (or "LOLA") GOES STRAIGHT TO SERIES: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=18633751#post18633751
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

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ABC CANCELS "FLASHFORWARD," "BETTER OFF TED," "SCRUBS" and "ROMATICALLY CHALLENGED": http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/05/13/abc-cancels-romantically-challenged-scrubs-ted-flashforward/
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby molly1216 » Fri May 14, 2010 6:19 pm

friday night massacre.....is it me? aren't series already in production cheaper than setting up brand NEW series?
it is such an absolute waste to watch anything from non cable tv...if you like it they kill it, if it excels at mediocrity it sticks around forever.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby Dunnyman » Mon May 17, 2010 8:24 am

Rare Sunday night in that all of Fox's animated shows smashed it out of the park. American Dad was brilliant in it's Alien sendup, Family Guy told a great story (and was essentially minus Stewie and Brian), Cleveland had their best episode yet, and The Simpsons went back to the well again with....the return of....Sideshow Bob!! WITH some great inside jokes!
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby J.M. Vargas » Mon May 17, 2010 10:48 am

Two words: SWEEPS MONTH. They saved the best for when it counts. 8)
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby molly1216 » Mon May 17, 2010 2:23 pm


you know heroes is one show that would be improved by moving it to a comic book format.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby HGervais » Mon May 17, 2010 2:27 pm

molly1216 wrote:

you know heroes is one show that would be improved by moving it to a comic book format.

Actually most super hero comics are better plotted and make much more sense than your average story arc of Heroes. I mean I am the tailor made audience for Heroes and I didn't hang on. It really was that bad and honestly, that is too bad.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby molly1216 » Mon May 17, 2010 2:34 pm

HGervais wrote:
molly1216 wrote:

you know heroes is one show that would be improved by moving it to a comic book format.

Actually most super hero comics are better plotted and make much more sense than your average story arc of Heroes. I mean I am the tailor made audience for Heroes and I didn't hang on. It really was that bad and honestly, that is too bad.

well i was thinking that forcing it to play by Comic book rules would make it better.
and truly, i didn't hang on after season 1...until i caught up all at once and even then...i didn't care much.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby J.M. Vargas » Mon May 17, 2010 4:58 pm

FOX'S 2010/2011 SCHEDULE REVEALED: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/452721-Upfronts_2010_Fox_Unveils_Fall_Primetime_Schedule.php

FOX FALL 2010 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
(All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE
9:00-10:00 PM LONESTAR (new)

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM GLEE
9:00-9:30 PM RAISING HOPE (new)
9:30-10:00 PM RUNNING WILDE (new)


WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM LIE TO ME
9:00-10:00 PM HELL'S KITCHEN

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM BONES
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM HUMAN TARGET
9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD GUYS

SATURDAY
8:00-8:30 PM COPS
8:30-9:00 PM COPS
9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA'S MOST WANTED

SUNDAY
7:00-8:00 PM THE OT (NFL post-game)
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD


FOX MIDSEASON 2011 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
(All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE
9:00-10:00 PM LONESTAR (new) / RIDE-ALONG (new)

TUESDAY
8:00-9:30 PM AMERICAN IDOL Performance Show
9:30-10:00 PM RUNNING WILDE (new) / MIXED SIGNALS (new; spring)

WEDNESDAY
8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE (new)

8:30-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL Results Show
9:00-10:00 PM GLEE

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM BONES
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM HUMAN TARGET
9:00-10:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES

SATURDAY
8:00-8:30 PM COPS
8:30-9:00 PM COPS
9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA'S MOST WANTED

SUNDAY
7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (encores)
7:30-8:00 PM AMERICAN DAD
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM BOB'S BURGERS (new)
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby J.M. Vargas » Mon May 17, 2010 5:00 pm

NBC'S 2010/2011 SCHEDULE REVEALED: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118019417.html?categoryid=14&cs=1&ref=verttv

*New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

MONDAY
8-9 p.m. - "Chuck"
9-10 p.m. -- "THE EVENT"
10-11 p.m. - "CHASE"

TUESDAY
8-10 p.m. - "The Biggest Loser"
10-11 p.m. - "Parenthood"

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m. - "UNDERCOVERS"
9-10 p.m. - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
10-11 p.m. - "LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES"

THURSDAY
8- 8:30 p.m. - "Community"
8:30-9 p.m. - "30 Rock"
9-9:30 p.m. - "The Office"
9:30-10 p.m. - "OUTSOURCED"
10-11 p.m. - "LOVE BITES"

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. - "Who Do You Think You Are?"/"SCHOOL PRIDE"
9-10 p.m. - "Dateline NBC"
10-11 p.m. - "OUTLAW"

SATURDAY
Encore programming

SUNDAY
7- 8:15 p.m. -- "Football Night in America"
8:15-11:30 p.m. -- "NBC Sunday Night Football"

SUNDAY (beginning March 2011)
7-8 p.m. - "Dateline NBC"
8-9 p.m. - "Minute to Win It"
9-11 p.m. - "The Celebrity Apprentice"

Trailer's for NBC's new shows (except "LOLA") here: http://www.nbcuniversal.presscentre.com/content/detail.aspx?releaseid=527
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby HGervais » Mon May 17, 2010 6:53 pm

Chuck was all kinds of awesome tonight as it zooms into next week's two-hour season finale...and can I say how great it was sitting down to enjoy the show knowing there was more to come in the fall? Well it was....great that is.
So I'm surprised it took the show this long to introduce a real nemesis for Chuck and I'm hoping that nemesis makes it out and into next season. Every hero needs an opposite number and with tonight's episode they created a threat with ties to every one of the show's three major characters.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby Dunnyman » Tue May 18, 2010 10:05 am

Big Bang Theory was quite possibly the funniest episode of any comedy this season. The recounting of the meeting between Sheldon and Leonard was sidesplitting as we finally found out what happened to the elevator, seven long years ago. Sorry to see newcomer Romantically Challenged axed so soon, because while it's hardly the most original thing out there, it's fairly well done and Kelly Stables' character is one of the goofiest people to hit TV in a while. Her helpful "advice" to her sister on a one night stand was pretty funny.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby J.M. Vargas » Tue May 18, 2010 10:57 am

CBS CANCELS (DEEP BREATH) GHOST WHISPERER, ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, GARY UNMARRIED, NUMB3RS, ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, MIAMI MEDICAL AND COLD CASE... (sigh)... RENEWS MEDIUM AND RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: http://www.deadline.com/2010/05/cbs-cancels-six-series-renews-rules-of-engagement-medium/
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby J.M. Vargas » Tue May 18, 2010 10:58 am

THE CW RENEWS "LIFE UNEXPECTED" AND "ONE TREE HILL"; PICKS-UP "NIKITA" TV REMAKE AND "HELLCATS" FOR FALL: http://www.deadline.com/2010/05/cw-picks-up-nikita-hellcats-renews-one-tree-hill-life-unexpected/
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby HGervais » Tue May 18, 2010 11:36 am

J.M. Vargas wrote:CBS CANCELS (DEEP BREATH) GHOST WHISPERER, ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, GARY UNMARRIED, NUMB3RS, ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, MIAMI MEDICAL AND COLD CASE... (sigh

I can honestly say I have never seen a moment of any of those shows.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby molly1216 » Tue May 18, 2010 7:56 pm

HGervais wrote:
J.M. Vargas wrote:CBS CANCELS (DEEP BREATH) GHOST WHISPERER, ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, GARY UNMARRIED, NUMB3RS, ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, MIAMI MEDICAL AND COLD CASE... (sigh

I can honestly say I have never seen a moment of any of those shows.

even though i havent caught up lately...i always thought Numbers was worth a watch..i generally dvd'd it.


they already HAD a Nikita for tv - TWO if you count Alias as a blatant ripoff...and nothing has yet touched the Luc Besson film for style..so i dare say i will be passing on that.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby HGervais » Tue May 18, 2010 10:20 pm

molly1216 wrote:
HGervais wrote:
J.M. Vargas wrote:CBS CANCELS (DEEP BREATH) GHOST WHISPERER, ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, GARY UNMARRIED, NUMB3RS, ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, MIAMI MEDICAL AND COLD CASE... (sigh

I can honestly say I have never seen a moment of any of those shows.

even though i havent caught up lately...i always thought Numbers was worth a watch..i generally dvd'd it.


they already HAD a Nikita for tv - TWO if you count Alias as a blatant ripoff...and nothing has yet touched the Luc Besson film for style..so i dare say i will be passing on that.

I don't know...that first year & a half of Alias was pretty kick ass stuff.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby Selk » Wed May 19, 2010 3:54 am

Season runner-up of Lost was, I thought, yet another bucket of red herrings and I have a feeling that when the final episode is over on Sunday, that won't have changed.

The season ender of V was much more satisfying - although I'm not sure what Anna did by turning the sky red. Nice appetizer for season 2 though.

Semi-final of American Idol was kind of a let-down, chiefly because I think they are positioning Lee Dewyze to be the winner. Should be Krystal, but that's just my opinion.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby J.M. Vargas » Wed May 19, 2010 6:55 am

CBS MOVES "BIG BANG THEORY" TO THURSDAYS AT 8PM TO LEAD INTO SHATNER'S "S*** MY DAD SAYS" SITCOM; "SURVIVOR" MOVES TO WEDNESDAYS AT 8; "HAWAII 5-O" TAKES OVER "CSI: MIAMI" MONDAYS AT 10 (CARUSO'S SHOWS GOES TO SUNDAY NIGHT AT 10); "CSI: NY" GETS FRIDAY 9PM 'DEATH SLOT': http://www.deadline.com/2010/05/cbs-unveils-2010-11-schedule/

MONDAY

8:00 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

8:30 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

9:00 TWO AND A HALF MEN

9:30 MIKE & MOLLY

10:00 HAWAII FIVE-0

TUESDAY

8:00 NCIS

9:00 NCIS: LA

10:00 THE GOOD WIFE

WEDNESDAY

8:00 SURVIVOR

9:00 CRIMINAL MINDS

10:00 THE DEFENDERS

THURSDAY

8:00 BIG BANG THEORY

8:30 $#! MY DAD SAYS

9:00 CSI

10: THE MENTALIST

FRIDAY

8:00 MEDIUM

9:00 CSI:NY

10:00 BLUE BLOODS

SATURDAY

8:00 CRIMETIME SATURDAY

9:00 CRIMETIME SATURDAY

10:00 48 HOURS

SUNDAY

7:00 60 MINUTES

8:00 THE AMAZING RACE

9:00 UNDERCOVER BOSS

10:00 CSI: MIAMI

The Criminal Minds spinoff will launch in midseason.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby J.M. Vargas » Wed May 19, 2010 7:20 pm

SYFY SCHEDULES "EUREKA/WAREHOUSE 13" CROSSOVER EPISODES FOR AUGUST: http://www.thewrap.com/ind-column/syfy-plans-eureka-warehouse-13-crossover-17527
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby Mach6 » Fri May 21, 2010 4:24 pm

Selk wrote:The season ender of V was much more satisfying - although I'm not sure what Anna did by turning the sky red. Nice appetizer for season 2 though.

The finale was good but I don't have much interest for Season 2. These second batch of episodes didn't do too much for me, with the lousy CGI being used for the inside the ship scenes, dull storylines & the most annoying, stupid character on TV right now in Tyler. I know V doesn't have a movie blockbuster budget, but can't they use actual sets instead of CGI. Sci-fi shows like Farscape & Battlestar Galatica have proven they can be epic & create entire new universes on a regular TV budget. The main Fifth Column rebellion storyline doesn't click because the Column rebels are idiots who are three steps behind Anna & their major accomplishment to this date has been to post the "John May Lives" pop-up ad during one of Anna's worldwide broadcasts. Maybe next time they can infect the V's e-mail accounts with spam.

The finale toned down Tyler's stupidity, finished up Valerie's hybrid baby storyline, & gave us a pissed-off Anna. The red sky was a big twist, but I can't see how they show how the rest of the world reacts to it with this budget(?). It will probably be the same 5-6 people in New York trying to stop it. Oh well, at least I know what the red shield from Highlander 2 would look like with today's effects.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby Bryan Pope » Mon May 24, 2010 2:02 pm

Mach6 wrote:
Selk wrote:The season ender of V was much more satisfying - although I'm not sure what Anna did by turning the sky red. Nice appetizer for season 2 though.

The finale was good but I don't have much interest for Season 2. These second batch of episodes didn't do too much for me, with the lousy CGI being used for the inside the ship scenes, dull storylines & the most annoying, stupid character on TV right now in Tyler. I know V doesn't have a movie blockbuster budget, but can't they use actual sets instead of CGI. Sci-fi shows like Farscape & Battlestar Galatica have proven they can be epic & create entire new universes on a regular TV budget. The main Fifth Column rebellion storyline doesn't click because the Column rebels are idiots who are three steps behind Anna & their major accomplishment to this date has been to post the "John May Lives" pop-up ad during one of Anna's worldwide broadcasts. Maybe next time they can infect the V's e-mail accounts with spam.

The finale toned down Tyler's stupidity, finished up Valerie's hybrid baby storyline, & gave us a pissed-off Anna. The red sky was a big twist, but I can't see how they show how the rest of the world reacts to it with this budget(?). It will probably be the same 5-6 people in New York trying to stop it. Oh well, at least I know what the red shield from Highlander 2 would look like with today's effects.

Wait, I assumed the "red sky" was simply the thousands of V ships entering Earth's atmosphere. I thought that was rather cool, and definitely ominous. I couldn't agree more with your assessment of the ship's sets -- shoddy CGI work.

The show isn't nearly good enough yet to qualify as must-see viewing on my part, but it's fun. It's fascinating watching alliances build and shift, and Elizabeth Mitchell makes a compelling heroine. I love the scenes between her and Anna, with neither being entirely sure how much each other knows.

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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby HGervais » Mon May 24, 2010 7:07 pm

Season three finale of Chuck....there was nothing that wasn't golden fried awesome about it. It brought everyone together, it got to tear down its status quo and build itself a new one, it gave us Jeffster's music video, it gave us Morgan Grimes saving the day...twice while also destroying a good part of the show, it gave us tears & laughs and it gave us Chuck one on one versus his evil opposite number. I can't tell you how happy I am the show is coming back in the fall.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby HGervais » Mon May 24, 2010 7:35 pm

Season three wrap up interview with Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby Mach6 » Sun May 30, 2010 8:29 pm

With 24 gone, Justified is my favorite action/drama show on TV right now. The cast, acting, writing, & action scenes are all superb. It's great to see Goggins again because I was a huge Shield fan & his racist/religious redneck character is a great heel to Timothy Olyphant's "cowboy" marshall Raylan Givens. The best part of Givens' character is he can just straight up shoot you or has the ability to talk somebody down & get out of a situation without one shot being fired. It's also a breathe of fresh air to see a show that doesn't rely on satellites, face recognition ID, "magic" video cameras, or even computer hacking. If Raylen & Co. need to find somebody, they get his or her picture & they start knocking on doors (or in some cases, foreheads) & ask around. The villains have the right amount of nuance. They're scumbags that should be locked away or have a bullet put in their heads, yet you find out why they broke the law or became the person they've become. My favorite episode was the one with the hostage taker in the Marshall's office who clearly watched too much TV when he wondered if anybody asking for a helicopter has ever got one or has it ever worked.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby J.M. Vargas » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:37 pm

New "Torchwood" coming in 2011 to the Starz premium channel: http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/06/starz-picks-up-torchwood-.html. John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return as leads.

Julia Stiles joins fifth season of "Dexter": http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/06/julia-stiles-joins-dexter.html. WARNING: SPOILERS ABOUT SEASON 4 WHEN YOU CLICK THAT LINK!!!
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby azul017 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:47 am

I find no one's mentioned Eva Green and Joseph Fiennes toplining Starz's new 10-part series Camelot, another version of the Merlin and Arthur legend. Sounds interesting, but I got confused at first. Green would've made for an interesting Jackie Kennedy...

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Camelot-Fie ... 19201.aspx
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby molly1216 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:31 am

caught the first episodes of Fox's the Good Guys... neo-starsky & hutch, with emphasis on the stunts and the silly.
would make a nice double feature with Burn Notice.
more popcorn for the mind..fun to watch if you don't think about it too much.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby Dunnyman » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:50 am

Caught the first episode of Hot In Cleveland, and as expected, it was pretty solid. Jane Leeves seems to get all the good lines so far, but naturally Betty White pulls off some good ones as only she can "Why are you talking to these prostitutes?" This has possibilities, and Valerie Bertinelli is indeed, looking better than ever, plus lots of Jane Leeves who was my favorite part of Frasier. Then, I snagged a show simply because the title made me think it might have something to do with the late, lamented Greg The Bunny, and it is indeed, the return of Warren The Ape, now destitute and wretched, as he tries to fight his way back to success. Very, very wrong in so many respects, but very, very funny in others. Too bad MTV didn't save Greg The Bunny when they could have as well, but I'll take this.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby HGervais » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:38 pm

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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby Tinman » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:55 am

Are you as excited to see season 4 on DVD and Blu-Ray as I am? It came out last week and i can't wait to get my copy. In the mean time, check out these clips i found on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzKm6OY5snc
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby J.M. Vargas » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:10 pm

Nice try Sylar! ;-) :?
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby Mach6 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:18 am

A few more comments about the 2009/2010 season.

Covert Affairs: This is almost as good as the 1st two seasons of Alias without all the Rambaldi sci-fi mumbo jumbo, convoluted nonsense. The cast (with Piper Perabo surprising me by showing a charisma or presence she never had in any of her other roles), writing, & action scenes are all solid. I'm really interested in how they play out Perabo/Walker's ex-boyfriend who's a mysterious ex-agent storyline. Memo to producers: You must get Gregory “President Logan from 24” Itzin into as many episodes as possible.

Burn Notice: It’s still going strong in its’ 4th season. When they added another “burnt” agent in Jesse to Michael’s “gang”, I thought the show would go downhill like those family comedies that add a nephew or a long-lost son to the cast. The Jesse character was very useful & added the “Will he find out that Michael was the one who burned him” story arc. The best episode had Burt Reynolds as an old school, pissed off ex-special ops agent with a faulty memory who just wanted to shoot some commie Russians. Reynolds was just awesome in this role & too bad it was only a one-time guest appearance. After last week’s cliffhanger about who has the coded bible, I can’t wait till November.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby molly1216 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:52 pm


not likely.. i didn't like it the 1st time and i won't like it any better.
for me it was the equivalent of bob newhart waking up in bed. :?
I will just say i liked the journey but was non plussed by the destination.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby HGervais » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:19 pm

molly1216 wrote:for me it was the equivalent of bob newhart waking up in bed. :?

You didn't. Like. The. Greatest. Ending. For. A. TV. Show. Ever? ..............Really?
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby Bryan Pope » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:43 am

HGervais wrote:
molly1216 wrote:for me it was the equivalent of bob newhart waking up in bed. :?

You didn't. Like. The. Greatest. Ending. For. A. TV. Show. Ever? ..............Really?

Yeah, I'm trying to wrap my head around that one, too. I mean, this is the first time I've ever, EVER, heard a negative word uttered about the (IMHO) fabulous Newhart ending. I'd argue that it's the only time that the ...

*SPOILER* (as if it's necessary at this point, but oh well)

..."it was only a dream" plot device has been used effectively. Delightful and brilliant.
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Re: 2009/2010 TV Watching Thread

Postby molly1216 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:06 pm

Bryan Pope wrote:
HGervais wrote:
molly1216 wrote:for me it was the equivalent of bob newhart waking up in bed. :?

You didn't. Like. The. Greatest. Ending. For. A. TV. Show. Ever? ..............Really?

Yeah, I'm trying to wrap my head around that one, too. I mean, this is the first time I've ever, EVER, heard a negative word uttered about the (IMHO) fabulous Newhart ending. I'd argue that it's the only time that the ...

*SPOILER* (as if it's necessary at this point, but oh well)

..."it was only a dream" plot device has been used effectively. Delightful and brilliant.


i think i may like it in a few years when i rewatch the entire thing beginning to end.
but right now it left me so dissatisfied.
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