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Post by Rdog » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:48 am

MadMan wrote:Right now I can't shake this feeling that Jim will end up leaving the branch, and Pam will follow. After the baby is born, probably. Having Michael re-unite with Holly makes the most sense, that's for sure. I wish the show was ending this season, but since its the cornerstone of the NBC Thursday night comedy lineup, I agree that the show will probably drag on for a couple more seasons. Sadly.
I can pretty much agree with everything in this post and the fact that Krasinski and Fischer are both getting a lot of movie offers recently only would further that. I read though that Jenna wouldn't leave the show unless it was canceled or written off.
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Post by Shades. » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:16 pm

My friend got me to get into Parks and Recreation finally so I've been doing that. I'm on episode 1 of season 2 right now.

I'm also slowly working my through Battlestar Galacitca. I'm in the first half of season 2 right now.

Other shows I am currently watching because why not...

The Office - it still amuses me but it has been very meh for awhile now.
30 Rock - still good
Dexter - I have a love/hate thing going on with this show.
Modern Family - my new favorite comedy
Breaking Bad - love it
LOST - love it
Mad Men - love it
Glee - really like it.
True Blood - don't really like it too much and I don't know why I've seen both seasons.
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Post by kiddo in space » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:27 pm

Second season of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer or of Star Trek: TNG? Oh, decisions.
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Post by MadMan » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:37 pm

Even though I love the Winter Games, I want another new Community episode, although the last one was good with a weak ending.
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Post by Rdog » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:37 pm

MadMan wrote:Even though I love the Winter Games, I want another new Community episode, although the last one was good with a weak ending.
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by Evil Prevails » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:33 am

kiddo in space wrote:Second season of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer or of Star Trek: TNG? Oh, decisions.
Buffy.
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Post by plain » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:17 pm

Need to start watching Mad Men...
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Post by kiddo in space » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:56 pm

Evil Prevails wrote:
Buffy.
I just finished the first episode of the second season. Cool.
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Post by Shades. » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:30 pm

kiddo in space wrote:
I just finished the first episode of the second season. Cool.
That show only keeps getting better and better too. I stopped at season 4, though. I should start watching it again but it's a lot to watch.

Are you planning on watching Angel too?
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Post by kiddo in space » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:23 am

Shades. wrote:
That show only keeps getting better and better too. I stopped at season 4, though. I should start watching it again but it's a lot to watch.

Are you planning on watching Angel too?
Yeah I'll be watching Angel after finishing Buffy or at a point in Buffy were I can see it and fully understand it.
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by Sonechka » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:41 am

kiddo in space wrote:I just finished the first episode of the second season. Cool.
When She was Bad is probably one of my favourite episodes ever.
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Post by kiddo in space » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:50 am

Sonechka wrote:When She was Bad is probably one of my favourite episodes ever.
I liked it more than the season one finale. In fact, I believe it's better.
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Post by Sonechka » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:57 am

kiddo in space wrote:I liked it more than the season one finale. In fact, I believe it's better.
Yes. That's because it is :)
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Post by Wolfy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:12 am

I have so many shows/mini-series to see:
Into the West
Shogun
John Adams
Little Dorrit
Six Feet Under
The Wire
The Sopranos
Haibane renmei
Planet Earth
Cranford
Star Trek: DS9, Voyager (maybe Enterprise)
Generation Kill
The Ascent of Men
Phantom India
Our Friends in the North
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Peter the Great
Heimat 1 & 2
Rich Man, Poor Man
Edge of Darkness
Riget 1 & 2
Pennies from Heaven
Reilly: Ace of Spades

to name a few....
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Post by plain » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:39 am

Wolfy wrote:I have so many shows/mini-series to see:
Into the West
Shogun
John Adams
Little Dorrit
Six Feet Under
The Wire
The Sopranos
Haibane renmei
Planet Earth
Cranford
Star Trek: DS9, Voyager (maybe Enterprise)
Generation Kill
The Ascent of Men
Phantom India
Our Friends in the North
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Peter the Great
Heimat 1 & 2
Rich Man, Poor Man
Edge of Darkness
Riget 1 & 2
Pennies from Heaven
Reilly: Ace of Spades

to name a few....
Do this first.
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by LEAVES » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:06 am

Here's what my TV TO WATCH LIST looks like:

Arrested Development
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Scenes from a Marriage

And nothing else, ever. Ever. Maybe not ever.
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by Epistemophobia » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:10 am

LEAVES wrote:Here's what my TV TO WATCH LIST looks like:

Arrested Development
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Scenes from a Marriage

And nothing else, ever. Ever. Maybe not ever.
Twin Peaks.

First.
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Post by Ithil » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:06 pm

Wolfy wrote:I have so many shows/mini-series to see:
Into the West
Shogun
John Adams
Little Dorrit
Six Feet Under
The Wire
The Sopranos
Haibane renmei
Planet Earth
Cranford
Star Trek: DS9, Voyager (maybe Enterprise)
Generation Kill
The Ascent of Men
Phantom India
Our Friends in the North
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Peter the Great
Heimat 1 & 2
Rich Man, Poor Man
Edge of Darkness
Riget 1 & 2
Pennies from Heaven
Reilly: Ace of Spades

to name a few....
You know which one I'm going to say to do right away.
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Post by Shades. » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:09 pm

Wolfy wrote:I have so many shows/mini-series to see:
Into the West
Shogun
John Adams
Little Dorrit
Six Feet Under
The Wire
The Sopranos
Haibane renmei
Planet Earth
Cranford
Star Trek: DS9, Voyager (maybe Enterprise)
Generation Kill
The Ascent of Men
Phantom India
Our Friends in the North
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Peter the Great
Heimat 1 & 2
Rich Man, Poor Man
Edge of Darkness
Riget 1 & 2
Pennies from Heaven
Reilly: Ace of Spades

to name a few....
This one first.
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Post by MadMan » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:18 pm

The Wire is the next show I plan to dive into after Lost ends. And The Sopranos is of course excellent, although I haven't watched the final season yet.
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Post by Shades. » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:07 pm

Everyone who hasn't seen The Wire should asap. It's, like, the greatest thing ever. Seriously.
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Post by HoboJoeBob » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:36 pm

Six Feet Under>The Wire

I mean, what?
Maybe there is no Heaven. Or maybe this is all pure gibberish - a product of the demented imagination of a lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate who has found a way to live out where the real winds blow - to sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whiskey, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested. Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll.
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Post by kiddo in space » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:58 pm

Epistemophobia wrote: Twin Peaks.

First.
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Post by Wolf of the Winter » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:35 am

Wolfy wrote:I have so many shows/mini-series to see:
Into the West
Shogun
John Adams
Little Dorrit
Six Feet Under
The Wire
The Sopranos
Haibane renmei
Planet Earth
Cranford
Star Trek: DS9, Voyager (maybe Enterprise)
Generation Kill
The Ascent of Men
Phantom India
Our Friends in the North
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Peter the Great
Heimat 1 & 2
Rich Man, Poor Man
Edge of Darkness
Riget 1 & 2
Pennies from Heaven
Reilly: Ace of Spades

to name a few....
I recommend Epitafios and, as you guessed, Avatar: TLA. At least before you watch Shyamalan's movie.
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Post by Leera » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:05 am

I really want to watch some mini-series. "Bleak House," "North and South" (the new one), "Little Dorrit" and "Jane Eyre." I might have to get on that. Also, I think that I'm going to try and watch "Big Love." It intrigues me.
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Post by Wolfy » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:07 am

Leera wrote:I really want to watch some mini-series. "Bleak House," "North and South" (the new one), "Little Dorrit" and "Jane Eyre." I might have to get on that. Also, I think that I'm going to try and watch "Big Love." It intrigues me.
Bleak House is amazing. North & South and Jane Eyre are good.

Wolf, I will put that mini-series on my list. I don't know if I'd like Avatar.
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Post by Sonechka » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:08 am

I borrowed Bleak House from the video shop, copied it all and then returned it. The next week I worked my way through it all only to find that the last disc hadn't copied properly :(
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Post by Wolf of the Winter » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:33 am

Wolfy wrote:Wolf, I will put that mini-series on my list. I don't know if I'd like Avatar.
That Mini is awesome. PMme the day you watch it. And if you like Miyazaki, you'll probably like Avatar.
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Post by Trip » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:33 am

I started watching Bleak House and it was unbearable :)
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Post by Trolloc » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:39 am

I started watching the shows Life and How I Met Your Mother. Got through the first season of Life and few episodes into the second. I was completely bored with it. I got burnt out of HIMYM by the end of the third season.

I have these lined up next to watch....

The Corner
Flight of the Conchords
Generation Kill
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Post by Rdog » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:13 pm

Up Next for me

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Post by alphy » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:43 pm

So many good shows being discussed. A quick run through:

The Sopranos - My favorite show ever.
LOST - I hate, hate, hate Kate. Nothing would make me happier than her death.
Breaking Bad - Everyone should watch this. For real.
The Wire - I've seen all the seasons except season 5. I lost the motivation to watch it after I had everything spoiled, but I will still watch it eventually. It's an excellent show though. I highly recommend it.
The Office - It should've ended years ago, which pains me to say since it was one of my favorites. I hope they wrap it up soon. There's not really anywhere interesting left to go.
Glee - I like it, but it's very overrated.
Freaks and Geeks - :up: Watch it now! You'll fly through it.
Six Feet Under - I'm about mid-way through season 2 and loving it so far.
BSG - Didn't care for it.
True Blood - I enjoy it, but I'm not sure why. It's pretty bad, actually.
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Post by Wolf of the Winter » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:21 am

I hate my cable service. They just removed the two TV where I was able to watch LOST. And I can't see it on the ABC nor Hulu page because I leave in Mexico. Stupid shitty country.
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Post by Dayz » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:54 am

I'm in the middle of watching 24..I am on S4 and its light entertainment.

also watching Breaking Bad S2.
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Post by Leera » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:46 am

alphy wrote:So many good shows being discussed. A quick run through:

The Sopranos - My favorite show ever.
LOST - I hate, hate, hate Kate. Nothing would make me happier than her death.
Breaking Bad - Everyone should watch this. For real.
The Wire - I've seen all the seasons except season 5. I lost the motivation to watch it after I had everything spoiled, but I will still watch it eventually. It's an excellent show though. I highly recommend it.
The Office - It should've ended years ago, which pains me to say since it was one of my favorites. I hope they wrap it up soon. There's not really anywhere interesting left to go.
Glee - I like it, but it's very overrated.
Freaks and Geeks - :up: Watch it now! You'll fly through it.
Six Feet Under - I'm about mid-way through season 2 and loving it so far.
BSG - Didn't care for it.
True Blood - I enjoy it, but I'm not sure why. It's pretty bad, actually.
Man, I was so all about "Glee" for a while, and I still see it as a great weekly dose of "happy," but I'm not as excited about it as I once was. The hiatus has made me realize some of its downfalls, and the more I hear about season two (I think these nine final season one episodes will be good, but season two seems to be getting bloated and too greedy for guest stars) the more I think that it's going to go down the tubes very, very quickly. It's depressing because it had a lot of potential. Well, I saw some potential in it, and a couple attempts at deeper themes, but I wonder if they weren't accidental (and even if they weren't, they'll disappear in the gluttony of season two).

Also yes, one can (and should) conquer "Freaks and Geeks" in a weekend, easily.
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Post by alphy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:04 pm

Leera wrote:Man, I was so all about "Glee" for a while, and I still see it as a great weekly dose of "happy," but I'm not as excited about it as I once was. The hiatus has made me realize some of its downfalls, and the more I hear about season two (I think these nine final season one episodes will be good, but season two seems to be getting bloated and too greedy for guest stars) the more I think that it's going to go down the tubes very, very quickly. It's depressing because it had a lot of potential. Well, I saw some potential in it, and a couple attempts at deeper themes, but I wonder if they weren't accidental (and even if they weren't, they'll disappear in the gluttony of season two).

Also yes, one can (and should) conquer "Freaks and Geeks" in a weekend, easily.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that sees it's flaws. With everyone's boner over it, I was starting to think I was the only one who was watching the show who wasn't head over heels for it. With all the hype, I have a feeling it will implode fairly quickly.
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Post by Jelly Dynamite » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:22 pm

I haven't seen these shows get mentioned, and they both are really good.

Life on Mars (BBC)
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Post by alphy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:28 pm

Jelly Dynamite wrote:I haven't seen these shows get mentioned, and they both are really good.

Life on Mars (BBC)

The Black Donnellys
I just talked with a friend last night about that. She's only finished season one, but is becoming obsessed with it. I'll have to give it a shot.
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Post by Jelly Dynamite » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:37 pm

alphy wrote: I just talked with a friend last night about that. She's only finished season one, but is becoming obsessed with it. I'll have to give it a shot.

Its easy to feel that way about it. It is a hard show not to like.


Sort of sad how many shows get poorly ported over to the U.S. from the U.K. For every The Office, there are shows like The Coupling or Life on Mars that die short deaths because of terribleness.
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Post by alphy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:48 pm

Jelly Dynamite wrote: Its easy to feel that way about it. It is a hard show not to like.


Sort of sad how many shows get poorly ported over to the U.S. from the U.K. For every The Office, there are shows like The Coupling or Life on Mars that die short deaths because of terribleness.
I was sad that Life on Mars didn't do well here due to my affinity for Michael Imperioli.
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Post by Wolfy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:54 pm

I love the original Coupling and Prisoner.

BBC that I also love:
The Avengers (Emma Peel era)
Are You Being Served?
Black Adder
Mr. Bean
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Father Ted
Fawlty Towers
Jeeves & Wooster

I just may check out Life on Mars.
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Post by alphy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:58 pm

Wolfy wrote:I love the original Coupling and Prisoner.

BBC that I also love:
The Avengers (Emma Peel era)
Are You Being Served?
Black Adder
Mr. Bean
Monty Python's Flying Circus

Father Ted
Fawlty Towers
Jeeves & Wooster

I just may check out Life on Mars.
Good choices.

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Post by Leera » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:35 pm

alphy wrote: I'm glad I'm not the only one that sees it's flaws. With everyone's boner over it, I was starting to think I was the only one who was watching the show who wasn't head over heels for it. With all the hype, I have a feeling it will implode fairly quickly.
Yeah, it's more of a guilty pleasure for me. I really, really enjoy it, but it really is one of those things you have to "turn your brain off" for. I think I have a higher tolerance for it because I get musicals, but even in that context, it has some serious problems. A lot of it comes from characterization, pacing, and uneven plotting, and I think we could probably attribute this to the fact that there are three different writers who write individual episodes on their own, so they're just asking for inconsistencies. I don't know why they don't fix that simple problem.
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Post by Sonechka » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:30 pm

alphy wrote:Am I the only one around here that likes The Mighty Boosh? I know it's not for everyone.
My friend made me watch the first two episodes. Something happened in a zoo.

I haven't gone out of my way to see any more, but I get the feeling it's one of those shows that once you get into its flow/style, you like it better.
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Post by Epistemophobia » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:32 pm

I watched about 5 minutes of The Big Bang Theory and then Lie to Me yesterday. It was depressing. I'd forgotten how terrible television can be.
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Post by Captain Oats » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:33 pm

The Mighty Boosh sucks.

Noel Fielding is funny outside of the show, though.
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by Sonechka » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:34 pm

Spengler wrote:The Mighty Boosh sucks.

Noel Fielding is funny outside of the show, though.
I thought you were on a self-imposed exile so that you could study?
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by alphy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:34 pm

Sonechka wrote:My friend made me watch the first two episodes. Something happened in a zoo.

I haven't gone out of my way to see any more, but I get the feeling it's one of those shows that once you get into its flow/style, you like it better.
It's true that the more you get into it's style, the more you'll like it but if you didn't enjoy the first couple episodes you saw, it's not gonna get any better to you. Have you seen Old Gregg? It seems to get the best reception of all the Boosh sketches.
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by Captain Oats » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:34 pm

Sonechka wrote:I thought you were on a self-imposed exile so that you could study?
I came on to seek assistance.
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